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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Answer Me 1997’s cast to host SNL Korea
by | September 12, 2012 | 43 Comments
This show’s on fire, isn’t it? I would’ve bet on tvN’s Answer Me 1997 being a cult hit with a fervent small fanbase, but it’s turning into a bona fide mainstream hit. Its leads Jung Eun-ji and Seo In-gook were recent guests on Go Hyun-jung’s talk program GoShow, and now the cast will be hosting... More »

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Running Man: Episode 109
by | September 9, 2012 | 41 Comments
If Olympic athletes have trouble with Running Man’s Boot Camp, then what hope is left for us? They’re going to be challenged to the brink with what the staff has in store in these four seasons. And mind you, Mr. PD may be way stricter (and a lot less reasonable) than your world-class Olympic coach.... More »

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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 402
by | September 7, 2012 | 56 Comments
EPISODE 402. Broadcast on September 2, 2012. javabeans: Time for another episode of 1N2D, or as I think of it, Gaksital chaser. ‘Cause I don’t know about you, but I’m still a little wrung out from yesterday’s finale. I’m gonna need a healthy dose of brotherly love to pick me back up. girlfriday: Yes please.... More »

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Running Man: Episode 108
by | September 2, 2012 | 58 Comments
Who knew that being a male lead would require so much work? The Running Man create their own mini drama, “Don’t Walk, but Date!” and create a blend of variety and drama that can only be imagined and feasible in Running Man. Oh yeah, Gong Hyo-jin – you don’t mind if I change places with... More »

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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 401
by | August 31, 2012 | 57 Comments
EPISODE 401. Broadcast on August 26, 2012. javabeans: Back to our Back to the Basic(s) trip. Although apparently if you are married to Su-geun, there is no such thing as basic and you’re always prepared to cook for an army. Which I suppose is appropriate since these boys eat like an army. It’s dinnertime, and... More »

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Running Man: Episode 107
by | August 26, 2012 | 30 Comments
The Chaser is on the loose this week with one mission: to find the gold badge. But will the cast members be so easy to corner and catch? Do they even know who to trust? EPISODE 107. Broadcast on August 19, 2012. We open in a courtroom as guest Kim Sang-joong (The Chaser, City Hunter)... More »

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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 400
by | August 24, 2012 | 32 Comments
EPISODE 400. Broadcast on August 19, 2012. girlfriday: We get a traditional opening in front of KBS, as Bird PD announces another summer special. The guys whine, “Isn’t summer over? Kids are back in school!” But no, he insists it’s still summer. Tae-woong gets flamed right away for a really awkward line delivery–like he had... More »

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Running Man: Episode 106
by | August 19, 2012 | 44 Comments
To what lengths would you go to find your one true love? To the ends of the Earth? This week, the Running Man circle and run around Jeju Island to find out just who Han Ji-min’s first love is. And just when you think you’ve figured everything out, another clue will confuse you again. Can... More »

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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 399
by | August 17, 2012 | 51 Comments
EPISODE 399. Broadcast on August 12, 2012. javabeans: So we return to Part 2 of the gyopo trip, and can I just say that already I’m nervous about this episode? girlfriday: Because of Dokdo? javabeans: Pretty much. Dokdo as its separate issue is enough of a political lightning rod, but with all the recent additional... More »

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Running Man: Episode 105
by | August 12, 2012 | 37 Comments
What starts off as an innocent MT for our Running Man cast turns out to be a brutal name tag grabbing, fierce t-shirt pulling, and biting hour all centered around money. If I had to sum up this episode, I’d use Warren Buffet’s quote, “Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.”... More »

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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 398
by | August 10, 2012 | 55 Comments
EPISODE 398. Broadcast on August 5, 2012. girlfriday: We open on Seung-woo… wait, he’s not sitting on a toilet is he? No, just a weird angle. javabeans: I was worried for a second there. girlfriday: He gets a file at home, and he starts to whine that there’s homework now. He reads through the personal... More »