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 255
by | July 18, 2015 | 65 Comments
Time to beat the summer heat this week with refreshing games and even more refreshing guests. History will repeat itself in a few games and love will abound in this episode. With delicious (and healthy) food on the line, our casts and their guests will give it their all to get a taste of the... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kang Ho-dong and Na PD get the 1N2D crew back together for tvN
by | July 16, 2015 | 95 Comments
Eeeeeee! Are we getting the band back together? Cable’s on a roll in varietyland these days: Right on the heels of the news that Yoo Jae-suk will be making the move to cable for a new variety show on JTBC, tvN has announced that they’re rolling out the reunion of reunions, between MC Kang Ho-dong... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 254
by | July 11, 2015 | 85 Comments
You are cordially invited to play the Running Man Game this week, as our cast members play alongside Girls’ Generation to try and escape the Game World. Some games will instill a sense of nostalgia, but one thing’s for sure: things will get downright dirty real quick and some layers will be peeled. Getting out... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Yoo Hee-yeol joins Yoo Jae-suk’s new JTBC variety show
by | July 7, 2015 | 27 Comments
Oh this is gonna be a riot. I already love Yoo Hee-yeol (Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook, Youths Over Flowers) in variety, but he’s especially funny with Yoo Jae-suk (Running Man, Infinity Challenge), and now the two of them are teaming up for Yoo Jae-suk’s first cable variety show over at JTBC.... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 253
by | July 4, 2015 | 43 Comments
It’s a water-themed episode this week where our couples will try and cool off from the summer heat. Melting their icy hearts will turn out to be a bigger challenge than any of them could have imagined, but these guys will practically do anything to get to the center and retrieve the key that will... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 252
by | June 27, 2015 | 50 Comments
It’s time to go back to school in a card battle between the jocks and music students to see who’s the bigger bluffer. A few of the hiphop artists who give badass performances on stage turn out to be quieter than you might expect despite laughing and playing alongside our cast members. But then again,... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 251
by | June 20, 2015 | 49 Comments
Tensions will run high this week, where all kinds of partnerships will be formed whether one likes it or not. The competition will be fierce between onscreen versus real-life couples, but the laughs will keep on coming. They say all’s fair in love and war, and our teams will battle it out to come out... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 250
by | June 13, 2015 | 111 Comments
Who better is there to come and play this week on Running Man’s 250th episode than BIGBANG. These Roman gladiators will face off Joseon-era merchants in a race to return to their respective timelines. It’s time to shed the pristine idol image (and maybe even some layers) to give us an uproariously hilarious episode this... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 249
by | June 5, 2015 | 52 Comments
You’d better eat a full meal before you watch this week’s Running Man episode, because I can say with confidence that the food here will make you salivate. It’s a jjajangmyun-centered mission where the focus is on eating, and trust me—there’s lots and lots of eating that goes on here. I’d go on and tell... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Seojinnie vs. Chajumma
by | June 2, 2015 | 48 Comments
girlfriday: I can’t really imagine a context in which you’d compare Lee Seo-jin and Cha Seung-won as actors, since they’re such different types. But as variety personas on Na PD’s shows (Three Meals a Day), sometimes it feels like there’s a meta narrative of them competing against each other, even though they’ve never even been... More »


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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

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

1 I want my hour back!

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