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 237
by | March 14, 2015 | 63 Comments
It’s the start of a new academic year in Korea, which is also the perfect time to make new friends and potential new lovelines. A group of ladies come to play with the cast on both and ready to take on any obstacle, from hurdles to flying chairs, and trivia questions. Get ready for a... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 236
by | March 6, 2015 | 100 Comments
Time to let out the beast in this week’s Manly Man Race where our teams will duke it out to show off their brawn and loyalty. Mostly, I’m excited to see the original idols back in varietyland and ready to bring their A-game to the table. Who will come out as today’s victors: the Running... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 235
by | February 27, 2015 | 33 Comments
The second half of this year’s cooking showdown finally takes us into the kitchen arena, where our teams will show off their cooking skills. Or sometimes lack thereof. But no matter, as both the expert and the rookie chefs have something to bring to the table. Whose their cuisine reign supreme in this kimchi-themed battle?... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 234
by | February 20, 2015 | 28 Comments
It’s a new year, which means the return of the cooking battle as our teams are challenged to bring their tastiest dishes to the table. The competition is even more fierce this year, as some teams travel abroad to gain some inspiration on some delicious recipes that will hopefully blow the others out of the... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Choi Ji-woo joins Grandpas Over Flowers as surprise guest
by | February 16, 2015 | 66 Comments
This is kind of perfect: Choi Ji-woo (Temptation, Suspicious Housekeeper) pulled off a surprise (thanks to — who else? — Na PD) when she arrived at the airport to join the unsuspecting cast in the latest installment of the globetrotting-halbaes variety show Grandpas Over Flowers. Returning for this latest edition were all of the original... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 233
by | February 13, 2015 | 42 Comments
Idol specials can often be a toss-up on this show, but this one might be my favorite one yet. It’s amazing how a willingness to get one’s name out there propels the drive to do anything and everything for the sake of variety. This week’s visiting idols are prepared to do that and so much... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 232
by | February 6, 2015 | 34 Comments
Friendships will be put to the test this week in a race to acquire the golden key. Some relationships seem to be stronger than others, and our cast learns that bringing a friend can either be a great advantage or a liability. Who knows what kinds of secrets that buddy of yours is keeping under... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 231
by | January 30, 2015 | 41 Comments
It’s been nearly three years since the last time we’ve seen Yoomes Bond, but the one and only secret agent is back on the field and now faces his most difficult mission yet: training his successor. It turns out teaching the newbie the tips and tricks of the trade is easier said than done, and... More »


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Odds and Ends: Fishing for reality
by | January 25, 2015 | 201 Comments
girlfriday: So how about that premiere of Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village? javabeans: It’s crazy that it hit nearly 10% ratings in the first episode. That’s NUTS. girlfriday: Yeah it’s kind of crazy, but that series is one of the most successful shows on tvN (I mean, starting with the original on the farm).... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 230
by | January 23, 2015 | 48 Comments
Life as a teenager is hard enough, even without the pains and sufferings that come with unrequited young love. So it’s back to school for our cast and guests to sympathize with the hearts of teenage girls everywhere in their heartache. Harboring a secret crush is never easy, but everyone’s been through at least one... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers plans next season in Jordan
by | January 22, 2015 | 31 Comments
Yay, the halbaes are coming back! It’s been nearly a year since travel variety show Grandpas Over Flowers aired its last trip in March 2014, but rumblings are afoot for a Season 3 headed to tvN this spring. Technically it would be their fourth trip after Paris, Taiwan, and Spain, and though producers are being... More »