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
Running Man: Episode 260
by | August 22, 2015 | 15 Comments
Not many variety shows nowadays can say that they’ve been on the air for five years, and to celebrate Running Man brings back the singers who pulled in huge numbers in album sales, even way back when in their heyday. This week’s episode is only the first part of this music-themed adventure, filled with nostalgia,... More »

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Running Man: Episode 259
by | August 14, 2015 | 23 Comments
Our cast will stop at nothing this week to grab the three open spots for the Running Man Production’s latest drama. Following good direction, looking good for the camera, and assessing one’s acting skills are just a few measures of performance, when really we’re just watching for the competition and moments of hilarity that the... More »

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Running Man: Episode 258
by | August 8, 2015 | 35 Comments
Now this feels more like the Running Man style we’ve come to love. It’s Mafia vs. Cops this week as our teams try to decipher clues that can help recover their memories and track down their own identities. There are tough battles up ahead involving narrow courses, a web of police tape, and of course,... More »

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Na PD’s 1N2D reunion journeys to the west
by | August 6, 2015 | 50 Comments
Well technically they’re journeying to China, which is west… of Korea. The cast and crew of Na PD’s new experimental variety show New Journey to the West took off on August 6 for their 5-day, 4-night trip to China, which reunites original members from the first season of KBS’s travel variety program 1 Night 2... More »

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Running Man: Episode 257
by | July 31, 2015 | 27 Comments
It’s that time of the year where the strong will go up against the strongest in a game of mastery. Our cast will need the help of their heroes and their subsequent superpowers to try and come out on top this week. Becoming a master at anything takes lots of hard work, drive, and passion,... More »

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Running Man: Episode 256
by | July 24, 2015 | 30 Comments
Why I’d be that happy too if I knew that 2PM was coming over to my house. One fan gets a special treat this week by inviting our cast and guests into their home. The teams will duke it out to try and decipher hints by any means possible, whether that means dealing with some... More »

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Running Man: Episode 255
by | July 18, 2015 | 65 Comments
Time to beat the summer heat this week with refreshing games and even more refreshing guests. History will repeat itself in a few games and love will abound in this episode. With delicious (and healthy) food on the line, our casts and their guests will give it their all to get a taste of the... More »

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Kang Ho-dong and Na PD get the 1N2D crew back together for tvN
by | July 16, 2015 | 95 Comments
Eeeeeee! Are we getting the band back together? Cable’s on a roll in varietyland these days: Right on the heels of the news that Yoo Jae-suk will be making the move to cable for a new variety show on JTBC, tvN has announced that they’re rolling out the reunion of reunions, between MC Kang Ho-dong... More »

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Running Man: Episode 254
by | July 11, 2015 | 85 Comments
You are cordially invited to play the Running Man Game this week, as our cast members play alongside Girls’ Generation to try and escape the Game World. Some games will instill a sense of nostalgia, but one thing’s for sure: things will get downright dirty real quick and some layers will be peeled. Getting out... More »

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Yoo Hee-yeol joins Yoo Jae-suk’s new JTBC variety show
by | July 7, 2015 | 27 Comments
Oh this is gonna be a riot. I already love Yoo Hee-yeol (Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook, Youths Over Flowers) in variety, but he’s especially funny with Yoo Jae-suk (Running Man, Infinity Challenge), and now the two of them are teaming up for Yoo Jae-suk’s first cable variety show over at JTBC. Tags: cable programs, Yoo Hee-yeol,... More »

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Running Man: Episode 253
by | July 4, 2015 | 41 Comments
It’s a water-themed episode this week where our couples will try and cool off from the summer heat. Melting their icy hearts will turn out to be a bigger challenge than any of them could have imagined, but these guys will practically do anything to get to the center and retrieve the key that will... 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.

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