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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Drama Recaps
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 | 109 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 | 58 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 | 97 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 »


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Running Man: Episode 288
by | March 5, 2016 | 36 Comments
One of two things will happen this week: you’ll either drool over all the delicious food or be giddy at the chock full of Monday Couple moments. Our cast will race against the clock in a battle against their own stomachs, hitting up seven different eateries. Twelve hours might seems like plenty of time, but... More »


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Youths Over Flowers in Africa: Episode 2
by | March 3, 2016 | 94 Comments
girlfriday: Episode 2! The boys (minus Bo-gum, who’s missed his connecting flight) finally rent a car and leave the airport. For the second time. javabeans: I actually read an interview with Na PD in the past week about the nature of filming reality TV and not intervening, for instance just watching them spend their first... More »


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Running Man: Episode 287
by | February 26, 2016 | 22 Comments
A new crop of interns will be joining the ranks among our cast this week, but these fresh faces of the workforce are actually the grand sunbaes of the entertainment industry. Learning the variety ropes will be harder for some than others, but it quickly becomes apparent that our cast members will have the hardest... More »


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Youths Over Flowers in Africa: Episode 1
by | February 20, 2016 | 277 Comments
girlfriday: Woohoo, new season of Youths Over Flowers! Though how come past seasons are named after countries and this one is named after a continent? Technically this season takes place in Namibia, but it’s being called Youths Over Flowers in Africa. javabeans: Maybe for name recognition? This season starts out with Na PD dropping in... More »