Archive for the ‘Sitcoms/Variety Shows’ Category

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 | 51 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 »

Drama Recaps
Standby: An introduction
by | April 16, 2012 | 63 Comments
MBC kicked off its new sitcom Standby last week, and if you’ve been following my updates on the show, you’ll know I’ve been anticipating its premiere. That’s mostly thanks to its endearing main cast—Ryu Jin playing bumbling, Lee Ki-woo going mischievous, Jung So-min back on TV, period—and the workplace setup. (Family sitcoms can be great,... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 89
by | April 15, 2012 | 30 Comments
Fall down the rabbit hole with the Running Man cast as they enter the strange occurrences in Wonderland. But watch your step, because your world can come crumbling down on top of you in one fell swoop. Only one Alice can return home. Have a safe trip in Wonderland. EPISODE 89. Broadcast on April 8,... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 381
by | April 14, 2012 | 41 Comments
EPISODE 381. Broadcast on April 8, 2012. girlfriday: The members start to arrive one by one, and the PDs give them numbers, in the order they came. Immediately red flags go up, as they eye the numbers suspiciously: “Is this a good thing?” “What happens when I put this on?” “Am I late?” “Do I... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 88
by | April 8, 2012 | 33 Comments
It’s time to crack the Running Man Code in this week’s episode. Get your brain cells ready to figure out the clues and follow the hunt to discover the hidden meaning behind the puzzle. Are you ready for a good ol’ brain exercise? EPISODE 88. Broadcast on April 1, 2012. Tags: featured, Haha, Ji Suk-jin,... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 380
by | April 6, 2012 | 31 Comments
EPISODE 380. Broadcast on April 1, 2012. javabeans: So the new episode opens, and… girlfriday: It’s not a new episode? javabeans: Things look familiar, but then there are scenes I don’t recognize. girlfriday: That’s ‘cause we’ve already seen this trip, over the last two episodes. This is apparently a B-side re-edit of the same trip.... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
More lovelines and flashbacks in Standby
by | April 5, 2012 | 46 Comments
Well, that’s one way to grab our attention, isn’t it? Jung So-min and Im Shi-wan haven’t been in many of the promos for upcoming sitcom Standby, so now’s their chance in the spotlight. And cute almost-smoochies are always an attention-getting way to reel us in; we’re cheap like that. He plays a high school student... More »