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 242
by | April 17, 2015 | 66 Comments
In the nearly five years Running Man has been on broadcast, it’s no surprise that it’s gained quite the international fanbase. There’s no better time than the present to give those fans a chance to submit their own games and shake up the same ol’ weekly routine. But sometimes it’s nice to see an old... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 3
by | April 14, 2015 | 26 Comments
javabeans: We pick up at bedtime, and there’s an extended beat showing Soon-jae halbae in bed, reading, and falling asleep in the middle of it. I swear, grandpas yawning is like animals yawning — just inexplicably cute. girlfriday: I know, so cute. And then Seo-jinnie comes in to tuck Soon-jae halbae into bed, and it’s... More »


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Running Man: Episode 241
by | April 10, 2015 | 41 Comments
An important item in a time capsule goes missing, igniting a whodunit game within our cast and their lovely guests. Spring is in full bloom this year, and between floral headgear, charades, balloons, and kisses, the guys will have plenty to smile and giggle about this week. Will they be able to track down who... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 2
by | April 7, 2015 | 51 Comments
javabeans: We’re back! So the first episode was a mega-hit, both among public opinion and with the ratings, which averaged 10% and hit a high of 12.5%. I enjoyed reading the handful of news articles that were clearly trying to stir a tempest in a teapot by suggesting that the disproportionate attention on Ji-woo and... More »


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Running Man: Episode 240
by | April 4, 2015 | 55 Comments
Yes, yes, and yes. While today might be a day dedicated to securing a win for Suk-jin, I’d be lying if I said my eyes weren’t drawn in by all the pretty on my screen. It turns out that making sure Suk-jin wins is much harder than trying to beat him at the game, but... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 1
by | April 3, 2015 | 70 Comments
javabeans: The halbaes are back! It feels like we’ve been off the Na PD train for a while, but really, it was just the one show (Three Meals a Day). girlfriday: And even that show, we watched most of. It was just less interesting to recap on an episode-by-episode basis. javabeans: So we open with... More »


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Virgins empowered in tvN comedy The Superman Age
by | March 30, 2015 | 31 Comments
When I first heard about The Superman Age, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the comedy about characters developing superpowers if they hit the age of 25 with their virginity intact — it sounded fun, but would it be slapstick? Lowbrow? Gag comedy? What I didn’t expect was for it to be utterly deadpan... More »


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Running Man: Episode 239
by | March 28, 2015 | 33 Comments
Our cast is in for a dark night ahead of them, hunting down keys they need to get one step closer to getting their hands on some gold. While getting richer brings joy at first, it’s soon followed by a sense of anxiety as that pot gets ever larger. One lucky card can change their... More »


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It’s a wrap for Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village
by | March 27, 2015 | 57 Comments
javabeans: You know, despite my early misgivings, Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village turned out to be a lot more interesting than I’d thought. And also, way more entertaining than the farmhouse edition, which was fun in a boring way, or maybe boring in a fun way. girlfriday: Yeah, for starters, there’s Chajumma. That’d be... More »


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Running Man: Episode 238
by | March 21, 2015 | 27 Comments
How easy it is for those of us living in developed countries to forget that clean water is a precious resource. Our cast must run to Daegu, where the upcoming World Water Forum will take place, and conserve the little water in their possessions. Will they be able to preserve enough to work some magic... More »


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Grandpas make their comeback as Greek gods
by | March 17, 2015 | 42 Comments
The halbaes are back! The new season of Na PD’s travel variety show Grandpas Over Flowers kicks off next week with a trip to Greece, and this time actress Choi Ji-woo (Temptation) has joined the cast to make things interesting. ‘Cause we all know that very little ruffles Lee Seo-jin’s feathers, but a pretty girl... More »