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 121
by | December 2, 2012 | 52 Comments
Now that our Running Man secret agents have earned a license to kill, it’s time to live and let die in this second half. Even though they’re a part of her Majesty’s secret service, it’s every 00 for themselves. Soon they may find that this world is not enough, ’cause hey – you only live... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 414
by | December 1, 2012 | 63 Comments
EPISODE 414. Broadcast on November 25, 2012. javabeans: New trip! We start out with black and white footage… of the boys dressed in suits? Performing music? Is this going to be an awesome episode? girlfriday: It sure looks that way. javabeans: Aw, the captions say, “Who said that islands were lonely?” against footage of elderly... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 120
by | November 25, 2012 | 57 Comments
This episode is for your eyes only. Welcome to the world of Running Man secret agents: where tomorrow never dies; where you can die another day in this quantum of solace. You’ve got to earn your ’00’ status and pass field training like any good secret agent. Be quick, be silent, be golden. Who said... More »

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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 413
by | November 24, 2012 | 52 Comments
EPISODE 413. Broadcast on November 18, 2012. javabeans: When we resume, both teams (Cans and Cannots) have had one win each and a taste of grilled meat. Now for the third game, which has everyone furrowing their brows in confusion: golf ball heading. First of all, huh? Second of all, owww. girlfriday: Bird PD even... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 119
by | November 18, 2012 | 39 Comments
What do you get when you combine sports with Running Man? Hilarity. And when you mix in a chock-full of superpowers? Confusion. Try your best to keep up with the plethora of superpowers the cast throws at us. This sure isn’t your traditional game of baseball you played in gym class. I suppose two adorable baseball superstars... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 412
by | November 17, 2012 | 65 Comments
EPISODE 412. Broadcast on November 11, 2012. girlfriday: The boys start a new trip with a cheesy sing-song opening, but Seung-woo saves it by going the extra mile and making it totally ridiculous. Go Seung-woo. javabeans: It also sounds like the new nicknames are sticking. Or at least, they’re doing their best to make ‘em... More »

Drama Casting & News
Channel A launches omnibus sitcom
by | November 11, 2012 | 29 Comments
Hwang Bora recently wrapped up a supporting role in Arang and the Magistrate (as the shaman with limited powers), and now she’s heading to cable as a main lead. She’ll headline a romantic comedy series titled I’ll Tell You Something Shocking for Channel A, which despite all appearances is still managing to hang in there... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 118
by | November 11, 2012 | 56 Comments
It’s time to settle the score between the Hunter vs. the Grasshopper in this conclusive finale. This man needs no introduction… because he’s already standing behind you, waiting for the opportune moment to pounce. You ready to go up against the Hunter? Let’s go. Tags: featured, Haha, Ji Suk-jin, Kang Gary, Kim Jong-kook, Lee Kwang-soo,... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 411
by | November 10, 2012 | 67 Comments
EPISODE 411. Broadcast on November 4, 2012. javabeans: It’s dinnertime when we return to 1N2D, and as the first-place marathon winner, Shi-kyung gets to pick his dishes first out of the large spread laid out on the table. It’s totally his right to claim the best dishes (in fact, it’s the whole point), but I... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 117
by | November 4, 2012 | 34 Comments
Make sure to get your neurons ready to fire so you can solve the Ultimate Riddle! Our cast is pushed to the limits as they run around town to gather clues. I didn’t realize that it would involve blowing tissues into the air. Did you? EPISODE 117. Broadcast on October 28, 2012. Tags: featured, Haha,... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 410
by | November 3, 2012 | 98 Comments
EPISODE 410. Broadcast on October 28, 2012. javabeans: This episode starts off with a chyron reading, “Well, they say they were like that.” Cut to Shi-kyung wondering at the correct spelling of a simple word (caption: “Shi-kyung was supposedly once a good student”), then Seung-woo in a silly singsong moment (caption: “And Seung-woo hyung was... 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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