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
After the Show Ends: Episode 1
by | July 4, 2016 | 28 Comments
The experimental hybrid reality-variety-drama project After the Show Ends premiered this weekend on tvN, and I was eager to check it out—mostly because I’ve been curious to see exactly how the show would pull off its genre-crossing format: There’s the show-within-the-show, Iron Lady, which is a fully produced mini-drama of its own, and then there’s... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 305
by | July 1, 2016 | 13 Comments
This week’s episode is all about efficiency where the games are short and sweet and get straight to the point. Our cast will face a ragtag group of variety stars all ready to lay their images down for the sake of variety. These missions will challenge brawn, brains, and stamina from the wrestling mat to... More »


Drama Casting & News
After the Show Ends, romance blooms and “reality” begins
by | June 30, 2016 | 50 Comments
I’ve been intrigued by this new “reality-variety drama” concept ever since I first heard about it, and now we’re just a day away from the premiere of tvN’s After the Show Ends, which purports to be both a drama and reality-type series in one. That sounds contradictory, but I’m looking forward to how the show... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 304
by | June 24, 2016 | 35 Comments
Last week’s chase will come to an end this week in order to make way for three beautiful goddesses. Although only one of them is a true goddess, all of our men will break their backs to appease them and prove their loyalty. Not only that, each of these ladies have a variety of talents... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 303
by | June 17, 2016 | 22 Comments
What starts off as a simple loyalty test for our cast will quickly spin into a massive manhunt where gold and oodles of money are on the line. This week will be no easy feat for the chasers and their targets, as they run around the city collecting hints to locate the locked safe. It’s... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 302
by | June 10, 2016 | 30 Comments
Gathering around the table will be a dangerous adventure this week as the cast will travel the island to gather some of the freshest ingredients available. The missions will have them digging for crustaceans, battling the poultry, and trying their best to stay away from painful stings. This week also brings the return of the... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Nam Joo-hyuk joins new season of Three Meals a Day
by | June 7, 2016 | 19 Comments
The cast lineup has been finalized for the new season of tvN’s hit variety show Three Meals a Day, which will be returning in July for its fifth installment. Though they won’t be returning to Manjae Island, Na PD did recruit the Fishing Village cast for the new season, and Cha Seung-won (Hwajeong) and Sohn... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 301
by | June 3, 2016 | 16 Comments
The 7 vs. 300 Games continue in Part 2 this week, as each of our members try to defeat the enthusiastic youth on their own turf. But the sheer number of students can easily be overwhelming, so the cast will need a little luck on their side if they hope to pick up more puzzle... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 300
by | May 28, 2016 | 29 Comments
Six years, 71 months, and 2,192 days. Running Man has been through a lot over the years, but it’s saved some epic missions for the big 300. Our cast will be put through a variety of challenges in this two-part special, where they’ll be pushed to their physical, mental, and emotional limits. The only way... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 299
by | May 21, 2016 | 42 Comments
It’s a battle for the spotlight this week, where our cast members will team up with other celebs for a few shining moments of glory. Having all eyes on them may sound like a tempting idea, but everyone will quickly learn that running the show comes with its own high expectations and burdens. There’s only... More »