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
Na PD launches new travel variety show on tvN
by | May 24, 2013 | 73 Comments
My favorite variety PD (that’d be ex-1 Night 2 Days PD Na Young-seok, or Na PD) is back with a brand new show for cable. Woot. It’s called, hilariously, Grandpas Over Flowers, and it even has a “flower grandpa F4″ cast, because as we know, good things always come in fours. It’s admittedly stretching the... More »


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Jang Hyuk goes variety for Real Men
by | May 21, 2013 | 43 Comments
Jang Hyuk (IRIS 2) is the newest star to expand his repertoire with variety, and has announced he will be joining the cast of Sunday variety program Real Men, which basically drops its members into army boot camp and makes them suffer for our entertainment. Current cast members include Ryu Soo-young (Ojakkyo Brothers, Kim Su-ro... More »


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Running Man: Episode 145
by | May 19, 2013 | 72 Comments
What happens when you pit two rugged all-star casts against each other? It’s a survival race of the ages in Running Man as our cast faces the Law of the Jungle team for some variety fun. They’ll laugh and cry with each other through the funny and the tears, through excitement and the pain. Which... More »


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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 438
by | May 18, 2013 | 78 Comments
EPISODE 438. Broadcast on May 12, 2013. javabeans: We kick off Part 2 of our “romantic backpacking trip” with special guest Choi Kang-hee, and the captions prompt the question: What do you need with you on a backpacking trip? Tae-woong says a camera, Tae-hyun says music, and I’m hoping somebody said food and shelter. girlfriday:... More »


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Running Man: Episode 144
by | May 12, 2013 | 51 Comments
We get not one, not two, but three Spartakooks likenesses to join our cast in a Children’s Day Special. Is it too early to start panicking? Then it’s time to settle the score once and for all between the two ddakji masters. Who will come out on top and flip our expectations? Will there be... More »


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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 437
by | May 11, 2013 | 81 Comments
EPISODE 437. Broadcast on May 5, 2013. javabeans: Cool, we start out this episode at home—Tae-woong’s home, that is to say. I like when we get to see inside their lives, even if it’s just briefly. There’s a dog lazing around (of course) and his wife (who still calls him oppa) is watching him pack... More »


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Barefoot Friends logs perilously low ratings
by | May 6, 2013 | 108 Comments
javabeans: New Sunday variety show Barefoot Friends premiered to lowish numbers three weeks ago, but the real test was whether it would be able to climb up from its initial 5.6% numbers to challenge Dad! Where Are We Going?… but instead the numbers have dropped. Yesterday’s Episode 3 pulled in a frankly shockingly low 2.9%.... More »


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Running Man: Episode 143
by | May 5, 2013 | 48 Comments
Time to loosen those vocal chords and get that tambourine ready for a noraebang experience you likely won’t ever forget. The godfather of variety pays our cast a visit to train their sharp wit, fine-tune their physical gags, and bring out a new persona. Some things don’t ever change, and perhaps someone’s bad luck is... More »


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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 436
by | May 4, 2013 | 70 Comments
EPISODE 436. Broadcast on April 28, 2013. girlfriday: Time for dinner bokbulbok games, brought to you by mud, mud, and more mud. javabeans: Let’s hope there’s a decent meal for all at the end of the mud train, because lunch was really sad. girlfriday: I don’t know what Hae-jin is smoking, but when Su-geun asks... More »


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Variety Roulette: Our Neighborhood Variety Sports
by | May 4, 2013 | 35 Comments
Get your rackets ready for another round of Variety Roulette where we’ll take a swing at the fairly new sports show on the KBS lineup, spearheaded by nation’s MC Kang Ho-dong: Our Neighborhood Variety Sports. The premiere beat out its Tuesday night competitors (namely Incarnation) with a solid 6.2% in ratings. And the numbers continue... More »


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Running Man: Episode 142
by | April 28, 2013 | 44 Comments
Spring is in the air, which mean it’s the perfect time for romance (or bromance) to blossom in varietyland. There are a few pairings we’ve come to know and love and now it’s time to figure out who’s the best. Some couples are Meant to Be while others are more unfortunate. May the best couple... More »