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
Kissing, camping, and going commando for Youths Over Flowers 1988
by | February 15, 2016 | 91 Comments
The surprise mashup of Answer Me 1988 and Youths Over Flowers already premieres this coming Friday, which seems like a bit of a whirlwind because we just got done with the Iceland boys and their shenanigans. The back-to-back broadcasts also means there hasn’t been a whole lot of time for promo, but we finally have... More »


Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Iceland: Episode 7 (Final)
by | February 13, 2016 | 41 Comments
javabeans: Last episode! In Iceland, that is, since we’ve still got the Africa trip to look forward to. But today’s the end of our Four Stones in Iceland, and this episode jumps forward to “some time after” the trip’s end. We’re in Seoul now for the “director’s cut,” which is basically the cast having a... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 285
by | February 13, 2016 | 55 Comments
It’s that time of year again—the 5th Strongest Running Man Games will put our cast members through a battery of tests and assess their abilities on a level(-ish) playing field. Reaction, strength, and courage are just a few of the factors the researchers will look into to determine who is the strongest member on the... More »


Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Iceland: Episode 6
by | February 8, 2016 | 37 Comments
girlfriday: It’s the boys’ last day in Iceland, which also happens to be the first day of a record snowstorm there. The worry is that they won’t be able to make it back to the airport in time for their flights, but they decide to set out in the afternoon when the storm is supposed... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 284
by | February 5, 2016 | 25 Comments
In this second installment of the annual Park Ji-sung special, our cast and guests are dropped into a period drama, working in secret in Shanghai for the independence movement. As they collect funds for the war effort, they’ll soon find out that not everyone can be trusted. So it’ll be up to them to protect... More »


Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Iceland: Episode 5
by | January 31, 2016 | 34 Comments
girlfriday: The guys goof off in the car on their way to Jokulsarlon, and Jung Woo suddenly makes Jung-seok do a radio show as both host and guest. It’s a one-man show? javabeans: It’s funny because Jung-seok starts out as the DJ of the show, and makes this long introduction of somebody as an awesome... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 283
by | January 29, 2016 | 28 Comments
Oh captain, my captain, has it really been a year and a half since we’ve last seen Park Ji-sung? How time flies. Our cast will play alongside the lovable captain in a friendly soccer match in Shanghai whilst reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. And while the retired soccer player is among one... More »


Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Iceland: Episode 4
by | January 24, 2016 | 44 Comments
javabeans: The guys arrive at the base of a waterfall and decide to hike up to the top, and the show makes seem like this will be more of an ordeal than they’re expecting. In that they’re not expecting any ordeal at all. On the way up, they run into two Korean girl travelers, and... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers snatches up the boys of Answer Me 1988
by | January 23, 2016 | 125 Comments
And I mean snatched — in trademark Na PD style, the actors didn’t know what hit them. He and his team stealthily collaborated with the Answer Me 1988 crew to kidnap the boys of Ssangmundong for the latest edition of Youths Over Flowers. He took actors Ryu Joon-yeol (Jung-hwan), Go Kyung-pyo (Sun-woo), and Ahn Jae-hong (Jung-bong) from Phuket... More »


Drama Recaps
Running Man: Episode 282
by | January 22, 2016 | 17 Comments
A terrible spell has fallen upon the land, and two families must duke it out to find the secret hidden in this wintry kingdom. Some will need to forage for food whilst others will be busy tending the flame at home, though all are in danger of the illustrious Ice Witch. Will they be able... More »




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3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

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