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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Ryu Jin ruins his image for sitcom Standby
by | March 2, 2012 | 51 Comments
With High Kick 3 nearing its end, MBC’s gearing up for a new daily sitcom to take over its timeslot, Standby, and has cast Ryu Jin in what sounds like a hilarious character. The sitcom is set at a broadcast station, where Ryu plays an announcer whose goal is to anchor for the 9 o’clock... More »

Drama Casting & News
More cable disappointments: You’re Here gets the ax
by | February 27, 2012 | 12 Comments
I talked about cable programs underperforming recently, so it shouldn’t come as a huge shock that You’re Here, You’re Here, You’re Really Here, the daily MBN sitcom about a group of 30-ish single friends, is getting the big ol’ cutdown. But while I’m not shocked, I’m still a little surprised at the drastic measure: Instead... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 82
by | February 26, 2012 | 55 Comments
What happens if everyone is the spy and they all believe that they’re the only one? Confusion, deception, and hilarity of course! Just when you thought that the staff ran out of ideas, they still manage to spin a new twist that leaves this episode as daring, exciting, and a rollercoaster ride of fun. EPISODE... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 374
by | February 24, 2012 | 81 Comments
EPISODE 374. Broadcast on February 19, 2012. girlfriday: Oh noes. The beginning of the end. Hold me! javabeans: It’s so funny because I’ve only been with this show for, what, less than a year? Which i know is longer than most dramas. But I still feel like a casual watcher, and maybe it’s because Ho-dong... More »

Drama Casting & News
High Kick 3 pre-empted due to ongoing MBC labor strike
by | February 22, 2012 | 27 Comments
Heads up, High Kick 3 fans: The entire week will be episode-less, and instead specials have been airing daily. If you’ve been watching the show live, you’ll already know this; if you’re a regular recap reader, note that this means there won’t be one this weekend. The string of specials came without any warning, which... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Lee Seung-gi drops Strong Heart, Kang Ho-dong to return?
by | February 21, 2012 | 35 Comments
Aw, sad day for variety. As if his leaving 1 Night 2 Days isn’t already enough, Lee Seung-gi has confirmed the rumors that he’s leaving his MC post on SBS Tuesday night talk-show-thunderdome Strong Heart. WAH. I’m actually mad at the dramaverse right now, for stealing away my weekly doses of Seung-gi, left and right.... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 81
by | February 19, 2012 | 34 Comments
How much does Gary really know? You didn’t think that the Running Man staff would send one of their own to Europe just for FUN did you? Because that would just be silly and too nice of them. In this week’s episode, the cast must track down clues to find Gary’s missing bag and poor... More »

Drama Recaps
High Kick 3: Episodes 95-99
by | February 18, 2012 | 30 Comments
Who knew we still had room in this drama for unexpected connections? It’s one of the reasons this show feels like a real world to me, with real characters, because of the diversity and richness of the relationships. This week also gave us some seriously tear-inducing and sweet moments between some of my favorite pairings.... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 373
by | February 17, 2012 | 22 Comments
EPISODE 373. Broadcast on February 12, 2012. javabeans: So last week we ended the Gyeongbukgung Palace tour with a dinner menu based on quiz winnings. Su-geun won the mother lode, and ordered accordingly. Seung-gi jokes that he’ll have to eat every last bite before he’s excused, and Na PD says to finish it up without... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Cha Tae-hyun joins 1N2D Season 2
by | February 14, 2012 | 108 Comments
WUT? Cha Tae-hyun is joining 1 Night 2 Days: Season 2? After the hit variety show finally announced that three of the current members — Lee Su-geun, Kim Jong-min, Uhm Tae-woong — would be staying on for the second season, KBS has followed up with the first confirmation of the entire cast, including the three... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 80
by | February 12, 2012 | 55 Comments
We’re filling in for Running Man this week, which girlfriday and I take on, Roulette-style. But fear not, your trusty Running Man crack dealer (aka gummimochi) will be back next week, keeping you in recaps!   EPISODE 80. Broadcast on February 5, 2012. javabeans: Okay. Before we start, you’re going to have to explain to... More »