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 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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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Sohn Ho-joon replaces Jang Geun-seok on Three Meals a Day
by | January 19, 2015 | 61 Comments
As far as backup plans go, this one sounds like a winner: Sohn Ho-joon (Answer Me 1994) has been tapped to replace Jang Geun-seok in the reality-variety program Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village, after Jang recently stepped away because of a tax evasion scandal. The show will still feature Jang in its earlier episodes... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 229
by | January 16, 2015 | 133 Comments
Aww, let’s all give the resident grump a hug. Never has someone being so ill-humored and crabby been so entertaining to watch than with Lee Seo-jin. His droll delivery and no nonsense at all the ridiculous facets of this show adds an extra charm that makes me snort in response and giggle for the entire... More »


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Jang Geun-seok leaves Three Meals a Day in wake of tax evasion scandal
by | January 15, 2015 | 180 Comments
This totally sucks. Jang Geun-seok (Pretty Man, Love Rain) has been caught up in a tax evasion brouhaha over the past couple days, and that has led to him dropping out of Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village, his reality-variety program that was scheduled to premiere this Friday on tvN. In the wake of the... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 228
by | January 9, 2015 | 175 Comments
It’s a winter wonderland on Running Man this week, where bizarre weather forces our cast to find the one spot on Earth that will save them from the elements. Getting there turns out to be a feat in of itself because all kinds of weather conditions stand in their way. Despite the freezing cold, this... More »


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Trials, tribulations, and tuxes for Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village
by | January 9, 2015 | 92 Comments
The newest installment of Three Meals a Day, the cooking-reality-suffering show produced by PD Na Young-seok, is premiering next week, which called for a press conference on the afternoon of January 9. This series is titled Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village, and inexplicably, Na PD’s three newest victims showed up wearing formal tuxes, which... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 227
by | January 2, 2015 | 31 Comments
Who knew that baseball stars could be so adorable? This week, our cast is joined by two baseball powerhouses in an all-day race against the clock. Completing their missions within the time limit is the only way to find out what awaits them at the end of the line, and it’s another episode of surprises,... More »


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Na PD ships out cast for Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village
by | January 2, 2015 | 59 Comments
The Three Meals a Day spinoff seems to have just settled on Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village as its title, and you can’t argue with that since it’s literally that: Na PD taking three actors, plonking them down in a far-off fishing village, and making them work for their three square meals a day.... More »