Korean Sitcoms/Variety Shows

Casting news and episode recaps of sitcoms and variety programs -- reality, game, and talk shows (i.e., Running Man, 1 Night 2 Days, Grandpas Over Flowers).
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Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Africa: Episode 4
by | March 12, 2016 | 92 Comments
girlfriday: As the boys pack up to move onto their next town, Jae-hong starts a funeral for his pants, the ones that ripped down the middle and now look like two separate pant legs. And then we catch up to the moment when Bo-gum gets behind the wheel nervously…. and backs up into the wall... More »


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Running Man: Episode 289
by | March 11, 2016 | 54 Comments
Get ready for an adventure of epic proportions. Our cast flies out to Dubai with a couple of friends and will meet all sorts of challenges and create unforgettable memories. What starts off as a relaxing trip will have an edge of competitiveness as they jump from great heights, try the local treats, and eat... More »


Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Africa: Episode 3
by | March 5, 2016 | 95 Comments
girlfriday: After rolling down the sand dunes at sunrise, the boys head back to camp for breakfast, and everyone turns to Chef Jae-hong for today’s menu. He says they’ll have curry… with baguette? Okay. javabeans: In the car, Jae-hong starts to say, “Of the Youths Over Flowers series…” and Bo-gum finishes, “They say we’re the... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 288
by | March 5, 2016 | 34 Comments
One of two things will happen this week: you’ll either drool over all the delicious food or be giddy at the chock full of Monday Couple moments. Our cast will race against the clock in a battle against their own stomachs, hitting up seven different eateries. Twelve hours might seems like plenty of time, but... More »


Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Africa: Episode 2
by | March 3, 2016 | 94 Comments
girlfriday: Episode 2! The boys (minus Bo-gum, who’s missed his connecting flight) finally rent a car and leave the airport. For the second time. javabeans: I actually read an interview with Na PD in the past week about the nature of filming reality TV and not intervening, for instance just watching them spend their first... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 287
by | February 26, 2016 | 22 Comments
A new crop of interns will be joining the ranks among our cast this week, but these fresh faces of the workforce are actually the grand sunbaes of the entertainment industry. Learning the variety ropes will be harder for some than others, but it quickly becomes apparent that our cast members will have the hardest... More »


Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Africa: Episode 1
by | February 20, 2016 | 277 Comments
girlfriday: Woohoo, new season of Youths Over Flowers! Though how come past seasons are named after countries and this one is named after a continent? Technically this season takes place in Namibia, but it’s being called Youths Over Flowers in Africa. javabeans: Maybe for name recognition? This season starts out with Na PD dropping in... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 286
by | February 20, 2016 | 25 Comments
What starts off as a fun trip into the mountain quickly devolves into a case of theft, deception, and worst of all—elimination. Our cast will need to tap into their sleuthing skills to find out who made off with the missing diamonds and why. But the mystery won’t stop there because things will get more... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Ahn Jae-hyun joins second season of New Journey to the West
by | February 19, 2016 | 41 Comments
Ahn Jae-hyun? Really? When there was speculation that Na PD might bring in a new maknae to take Lee Seung-gi’s place in the new season of his web travel variety show New Journey to the West, I was expecting someone more familiar to variety. Okay, I was really hoping for MC Mong to reunite with... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD returns with second season of New Journey to the West
by | February 17, 2016 | 38 Comments
Interesting. PD Na Young-seok (Youths Over Flowers, Three Meals a Day) said in a recent interview that his web variety series New Journey to the West was an experiment that he only considered a half-success. Perhaps it was just a lead-in to the announcement that the show would be returning for a second season; and... More »




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4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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