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 293
by | April 9, 2016 | 34 Comments
This week’s episode might be dedicated to voting, though I’ll say it does little teach any of us about the national voting system itself. Our cast will get a say on who will be the majority leader of the hour, but those power trips are short-lived compared to the large chunk dedicated to all of... More »


Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Africa: Episode 7 (Final)
by | April 2, 2016 | 32 Comments
girlfriday: So the final “director’s cut” episode starts out with a brief recap of the trip thus far, along with a caption apology from the PD for the mistakes made (in reference to wearing robes in the restaurant and the swimming pool scene at the hotel). javabeans: I know it’s just a formality, but it’s... More »


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Running Man: Episode 292
by | April 2, 2016 | 25 Comments
Never could I have imagined there would be a day that being a walking bad luck charm would come in handy. But that’s exactly what this episode is all about: hoping that misfortune and misery can lead to victory. Listening to everyone’s woes tears at my heart, but at least everyone is a good sport... More »


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Youths Over Flowers in Africa: Episode 6
by | March 27, 2016 | 33 Comments
javabeans: And the trip ends today! We have one more episode next week, but that’ll be the “director’s cut” scenes, while today will take us to the end of the trip proper. girlfriday: I’m excited to see more of Victoria Falls, which we got a peek of at the end of the last episode. We... More »


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Running Man: Episode 291
by | March 26, 2016 | 39 Comments
There are many questions that have gone unanswered over the years on this show, so this is the week where we’ll finally put some matters to rest. It’s time to answer some viewers’ questions about our cast members, even getting an insider perspective on what some of them are like. Jokes will be made, faces... More »


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Youths Over Flowers in Africa: Episode 5
by | March 19, 2016 | 108 Comments
javabeans: Well, it finally happened and a Na PD show got hit with criticism after last week’s episode aired. It’s mostly settled by now and it feels like people are ready to move on, but for a few days there was a wave of discontent over what audiences perceived as unmannerly behavior by the youths,... More »


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Running Man: Episode 290
by | March 18, 2016 | 27 Comments
Our cast will be racing against the sands of time in the second half of this Dubai adventure. They’ll get a taste of spices, a touch of gold, and feel the heat in a race that somehow involves a golden grasshopper. Sometimes I wonder if they even understand the rules since we’re told bits and... More »


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Youths Over Flowers in Africa: Episode 4
by | March 12, 2016 | 93 Comments
girlfriday: As the boys pack up to move onto their next town, Jae-hong starts a funeral for his pants, the ones that ripped down the middle and now look like two separate pant legs. And then we catch up to the moment when Bo-gum gets behind the wheel nervously…. and backs up into the wall... More »


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Running Man: Episode 289
by | March 11, 2016 | 54 Comments
Get ready for an adventure of epic proportions. Our cast flies out to Dubai with a couple of friends and will meet all sorts of challenges and create unforgettable memories. What starts off as a relaxing trip will have an edge of competitiveness as they jump from great heights, try the local treats, and eat... More »


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Youths Over Flowers in Africa: Episode 3
by | March 5, 2016 | 96 Comments
girlfriday: After rolling down the sand dunes at sunrise, the boys head back to camp for breakfast, and everyone turns to Chef Jae-hong for today’s menu. He says they’ll have curry… with baguette? Okay. javabeans: In the car, Jae-hong starts to say, “Of the Youths Over Flowers series…” and Bo-gum finishes, “They say we’re the... More »