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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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 443
by | June 22, 2013 | 68 Comments
EPISODE 443. Broadcast on June 16, 2013. girlfriday: The boys gather outside KBS for a new trip, and there’s a big fanfare over props today. Either it’s a special, or someone just really wanted to empty out the prop truck. javabeans: I would like to take this moment to point out that if you call... More »


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More crackling wit from Grandpas Over Flowers
by | June 20, 2013 | 62 Comments
The more promo I see for this show the more excited I get. tvN’s new travel variety show Grandpas Over Flowers is gearing up for its premiere in just two weeks, and things are looking good. First, there’s just a whole lot of Na PD (Na Young-seok, of 1 Night 2 Days) in front of... More »


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Running Man: Episode 149
by | June 16, 2013 | 61 Comments
You’ll have to make sure to watch your tail in this Gumiho race where one wrong move might mean that you’re bewitched by one of our six gumihos today. Acquiring a tail, let alone nine, is no easy feat especially with a no-nonsense mat-sunbae around ready with a killer elbow and a fiery tongue. EPISODE... More »


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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 442
by | June 15, 2013 | 58 Comments
EPISODE 442. Broadcast on June 9, 2013. javabeans: So this is Part 2 of the Yoona-Kimchi-Eel-Fishing-Taste-Matching special, and our two teams have both gotten a chance to sample their main ingredient. Now it’s time to figure out what foods best complement them. girlfriday: Each team has sent a member out to sea, and Tae-hyun lands... More »


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Eun Ji-won courted to replace Yoo Se-yoon on Barefoot Friends
by | June 9, 2013 | 80 Comments
Eun Ji-won and Kang Ho-dong reunited? Baby Bear and Papa Bear, together again? I love a lot of variety bromances, but this is one of my all-time favorites. Word is that Eun Ji-won (Answer Me 1997) is being courted to join the cast of Kang Ho-dong’s SBS variety show Barefoot Friends, following the exit of... More »


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Running Man: Episode 148
by | June 9, 2013 | 40 Comments
Get ready to eat enough food until your stomach bursts in this week’s episode of Food Jumanji. It takes a serial eater to eat through the bowls of noodles and acorn jelly, which should be a nicer welcome than discovering a lion in your aunt’s bedroom. Be careful of where you land on this game... More »


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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 441
by | June 8, 2013 | 82 Comments
EPISODE 441. Broadcast on June 2, 2013. girlfriday: Back to the Friendship Special, where the boys are asked to vote for the winner of the Friendship Award. Are they supposed to vote for the member they’re closest to? javabeans: They’re… not very clear on the rules, are they? I liked it better last time when... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers goes to Paris
by | June 7, 2013 | 85 Comments
Here’s a sneak peek at Na PD’s new variety show Grandpas Over Flowers, with stills from the cast’s first trip to Paris. I didn’t know what to expect with a cast full of veteran actors, but in the show’s first teaser clip, the 70-year old maknae grandpa gets schooled by his hyungs. No seriously. They... More »


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High Kick’s PD heads to tvN for new sitcom
by | June 3, 2013 | 42 Comments
Watch out, broadcasters: If you aren’t careful, all your talent will head for cable and leave you behind choking on their dust. It’s happened with a handful of star drama writers and producers already, and now sitcom hitmaker PD Kim Byung-wook is joining their ranks by heading to tvN after helming three successful seasons of... More »


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Running Man: Episode 147
by | June 2, 2013 | 70 Comments
This week, the cast challenges two flower boys in an athletic competition that calls for more than beautiful hair and a killer smile. Their laughter is addicting, their charm is adorable, and both are more than ready to bring their skills to the variety table. It’s virtually impossible to sit through this episode without cracking... More »


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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 440
by | June 1, 2013 | 61 Comments
EPISODE 440. Broadcast on May 26, 2013. girlfriday: So back to the Friendship Special, where the boys have just won their chicken leg contest against the maritime policy academy’s football team. By some miracle, I might add. javabeans: I think the cast played a little dirty the second time around, ha. Not like they cheated,... More »