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 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 »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kissing, camping, and going commando for Youths Over Flowers 1988
by | February 15, 2016 | 91 Comments
The surprise mashup of Answer Me 1988 and Youths Over Flowers already premieres this coming Friday, which seems like a bit of a whirlwind because we just got done with the Iceland boys and their shenanigans. The back-to-back broadcasts also means there hasn’t been a whole lot of time for promo, but we finally have... More »


Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Iceland: Episode 7 (Final)
by | February 13, 2016 | 41 Comments
javabeans: Last episode! In Iceland, that is, since we’ve still got the Africa trip to look forward to. But today’s the end of our Four Stones in Iceland, and this episode jumps forward to “some time after” the trip’s end. We’re in Seoul now for the “director’s cut,” which is basically the cast having a... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 285
by | February 13, 2016 | 55 Comments
It’s that time of year again—the 5th Strongest Running Man Games will put our cast members through a battery of tests and assess their abilities on a level(-ish) playing field. Reaction, strength, and courage are just a few of the factors the researchers will look into to determine who is the strongest member on the... More »


Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Iceland: Episode 6
by | February 8, 2016 | 36 Comments
girlfriday: It’s the boys’ last day in Iceland, which also happens to be the first day of a record snowstorm there. The worry is that they won’t be able to make it back to the airport in time for their flights, but they decide to set out in the afternoon when the storm is supposed... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 284
by | February 5, 2016 | 25 Comments
In this second installment of the annual Park Ji-sung special, our cast and guests are dropped into a period drama, working in secret in Shanghai for the independence movement. As they collect funds for the war effort, they’ll soon find out that not everyone can be trusted. So it’ll be up to them to protect... More »


Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Iceland: Episode 5
by | January 31, 2016 | 34 Comments
girlfriday: The guys goof off in the car on their way to Jokulsarlon, and Jung Woo suddenly makes Jung-seok do a radio show as both host and guest. It’s a one-man show? javabeans: It’s funny because Jung-seok starts out as the DJ of the show, and makes this long introduction of somebody as an awesome... More »




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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

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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