Archive for the ‘Sitcoms/Variety Shows’ Category

Drama Recaps
Standby: Episodes 15-29 (Highlights)
by | May 20, 2012 | 47 Comments
Now that we’re almost 30 episodes into the show, I think Standby has established its tone and approach, which is to say: silly, fluffy, and simple. There isn’t a lot of complexity here and I think the conflicts are pretty basic, and the show tends to draw its characters in broad strokes rather than working... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 386
by | May 18, 2012 | 46 Comments
EPISODE 386. Broadcast on May 13, 2012. javabeans: And 1N2D is back! Thanks to the union strike, we’ve had about a month off from new episodes, with some filler broadcasts in the interim, but this is the first episode back. Ratings for 1N2D and Happy Sunday were cut in half from their usual numbers, but... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 93
by | May 13, 2012 | 49 Comments
It’s a Nonstop Survival Race in today’s episode where popularity may not always prove beneficial. Public opinion has never been this important and the Running Man does their best to evade their captors – each other. Happy Survival Race Running Man! May the odds be ever in your favor. EPISODE 93. Broadcast on May 6,... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 92
by | May 6, 2012 | 42 Comments
If you don’t mind your jjajangmyun bowl taking all day to be delivered, you can put in an order at the Running Man Restaurant. Careful it doesn’t come with a side dish of betrayal and make sure to wash that down with a tall glass of hijinks. EPISODE 92. Broadcast on April 29, 2012. Tags:... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Variety Roulette: Healing Camp
by | May 4, 2012 | 73 Comments
Time for another Variety Roulette! This time we landed on a show that neither of us has ever seen: Healing Camp, which airs on Mondays on SBS. I hope for our sakes that it’s a good show… Tags: featured, JYP, Variety Roulette... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Eun Ji-won stars in new sitcom
by | May 1, 2012 | 50 Comments
I’ve missed Eun Ji-won so dearly since his departure from hit variety show 1 Night 2 Days, but perhaps it won’t be long before he’s back on my to-watch roster again. On top of joining four variety shows as a regular, he’s added a new sitcom to his slate, and wait for it… IT’S SET... More »

Drama Recaps
Standby: Episodes 5-14 (Highlights)
by | April 29, 2012 | 47 Comments
More Standby! So here’s the deal: I won’t be recapping (or weecapping) MBC daily sitcom Standby on a regular basis, because that’s just a level of commitment I’m not ready to make. Furthermore, the show is a pretty simple watch, and not always worth examining on a deeper level… ’cause I’m not sure it HAS... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 91
by | April 29, 2012 | 67 Comments
It’s been one year since Yoomes Bond eliminated the Running Man. Now it’s time for him to reprise that role. The Return of Yoomes Bond. EPISODE 91. Broadcast on April 22, 2012. Deep in the night, around 9:30PM, Jae-suk walks up the stairs, alone. The rest of the members are scattered throughout Songdo, all suspicious... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 383
by | April 27, 2012 | 35 Comments
EPISODE 383. Broadcast on April 22, 2012. javabeans: So the boys wrap up their feasts and punishments, with the latter group coming back after a long, muddy day of digging for shellfish. Only to hear that they have more WORK to do, because they’re putting on a show for the residents. The PD describes it... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 90
by | April 22, 2012 | 52 Comments
Some badass hyungnims come to visit Running Man in this Fishing Special. They’re going to cast off their aegyo, bait you with their humor, and reel you in with their physical strength… or sometimes lack thereof. EPISODE 90. Broadcast on April 15, 2012. Tags: featured, Haha, Ji Suk-jin, Kang Gary, Kim Jong-kook, Lee Kwang-soo, Running... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 382
by | April 21, 2012 | 32 Comments
EPISODE 382. Broadcast on April 15, 2012. javabeans: Our “Chun-ho Special” continues, with Jong-min in the role of mouse and everyone else the cats. So the last episode ended with Jong-min cornered as the others try to snap photos of him. He gets them to hand over their cell phones, then escapes. The guys in... More »