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
Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 1
by | April 3, 2015 | 70 Comments
javabeans: The halbaes are back! It feels like we’ve been off the Na PD train for a while, but really, it was just the one show (Three Meals a Day). girlfriday: And even that show, we watched most of. It was just less interesting to recap on an episode-by-episode basis. javabeans: So we open with... More »

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Virgins empowered in tvN comedy The Superman Age
by | March 30, 2015 | 31 Comments
When I first heard about The Superman Age, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the comedy about characters developing superpowers if they hit the age of 25 with their virginity intact — it sounded fun, but would it be slapstick? Lowbrow? Gag comedy? What I didn’t expect was for it to be utterly deadpan... More »

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Running Man: Episode 239
by | March 28, 2015 | 33 Comments
Our cast is in for a dark night ahead of them, hunting down keys they need to get one step closer to getting their hands on some gold. While getting richer brings joy at first, it’s soon followed by a sense of anxiety as that pot gets ever larger. One lucky card can change their... More »

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It’s a wrap for Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village
by | March 27, 2015 | 57 Comments
javabeans: You know, despite my early misgivings, Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village turned out to be a lot more interesting than I’d thought. And also, way more entertaining than the farmhouse edition, which was fun in a boring way, or maybe boring in a fun way. girlfriday: Yeah, for starters, there’s Chajumma. That’d be... More »

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Running Man: Episode 238
by | March 21, 2015 | 27 Comments
How easy it is for those of us living in developed countries to forget that clean water is a precious resource. Our cast must run to Daegu, where the upcoming World Water Forum will take place, and conserve the little water in their possessions. Will they be able to preserve enough to work some magic... More »

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Grandpas make their comeback as Greek gods
by | March 17, 2015 | 42 Comments
The halbaes are back! The new season of Na PD’s travel variety show Grandpas Over Flowers kicks off next week with a trip to Greece, and this time actress Choi Ji-woo (Temptation) has joined the cast to make things interesting. ‘Cause we all know that very little ruffles Lee Seo-jin’s feathers, but a pretty girl... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Running Man: Episode 234
by | February 20, 2015 | 29 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 »

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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 »

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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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