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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 86
by | March 25, 2012 | 57 Comments
It’s the first-ever Running Man Championships where rivalry is serious, the tears are real, and the competition is tough. The all-day event tests their physical, mental, and psychological limits. So make sure you’re ready to go or you’ll miss your mark! Tags: featured, Haha, Ji Suk-jin, Kang Gary, Kim Jong-kook, Lee Kwang-soo, Running Man, Song... More »

Drama Recaps
High Kick 3: Episodes 115-119
by | March 24, 2012 | 27 Comments
Wow, one more week to go. I’ve enjoyed High Kick 3 a lot more than I thought I would, but I think I’m ready to let go of these characters — almost — since it also feels like I’ve been watching this show forever. I hope that the upcoming finale week wraps up everybody in... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
An introduction to Standby’s TV broadcast family
by | March 24, 2012 | 71 Comments
We’re a week out from the premiere of MBC’s daily sitcom Standby, which began shooting this past week. This also gives us a chance to take a look at the characters who will be populating this world, beginning with Ryu Jin as the series lead (though in a sitcom, it’s more of an ensemble effort... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 378
by | March 23, 2012 | 32 Comments
EPISODE 378. Broadcast on March 18, 2012. javabeans: For some unspeakable reason, the opening today involves a dance as Su-geun does his best impression of a manic host and introduces the guys. Jong-min’s dancing with such concentration that the caption points out that he misses out on being funny… but fear not, since Equator Man... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Ryu Jin dorks out for Standby
by | March 20, 2012 | 40 Comments
This cracks me up: Ryu Jin, who’s so great at playing cold and serious, grins like a huge ol’ dork as the wannabe news anchor for MBC’s sitcom Standby. Ah, he of the big dreams and the questionable fashion sense. (Those pants. They make me laugh.) There’s also the bumbling on-air presence, since he chokes... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 85
by | March 18, 2012 | 62 Comments
We had to wait an entire week to see Part 2 of the Big Bang vs. Running Man Hide-and-Seek, and boy was it worth the wait. This time, the boys are on the hunt and they’re quick, ruthless, and blood-thirsty… for name tags. Who knew that an hour of run-chase-run-chase could be so entertaining and... More »

Drama Recaps
High Kick 3: Episodes 110-114
by | March 17, 2012 | 35 Comments
If that screencap doesn’t get your curiosity firing, I don’t know what will. Ha. What could possibly explain it? Has High Kick lost its mind? Or maybe that’s just Seung-yoon. Heads-up: The show will be getting three extra episodes, but it’s not a noteworthy addition; this is standard procedure for dailies to fill out the... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Ha Suk-jin cast as rival in sitcom Standby
by | March 17, 2012 | 45 Comments
Is Standby just lousy with hotties or what? (Not that I’m complaining.) The new MBC sitcom already stars two handsome leading-man types, Ryu Jin and Lee Ki-woo, who play brothers; now Ha Suk-jin (When Tomorrow Comes, Can’t Lose) joins the cast, giving rise to the dilemma: Where to look?? The sitcom is set in a... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 377
by | March 16, 2012 | 51 Comments
EPISODE 377. Broadcast on March 11, 2012. javabeans: So here we are with the second half of the first trip. In the week between the airing of the two episodes, I believe I saw reports of Joo-won and Cha Tae-hyun in particular scoring lots of endorsements and interest, which means that the point that ended... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Strong Heart picks Lee Dong-wook as new MC
by | March 15, 2012 | 88 Comments
girlfriday: Lee Dong-wook is going to be the new Strong Heart MC? Really? javabeans: Him? girlfriday: But… is he even funny? javabeans: He’s totally funny… in roles. I’m not sure he’s funny unscripted, and hosting stuff. Has he hosted stuff? Tags: conversation post, Lee Dong-wook... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 84
by | March 11, 2012 | 63 Comments
This is the episode you’ve been waiting weeks for: the boys have arrived. It’s nearly impossible to contain Big Bang in one episode, so this week it’s the first half of the most epic Hide-and-Seek you’ve EVER seen. Big Bang versus the Running Man – who will come out victorious? EPISODE 84. Broadcast on March... More »