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 219
by | November 7, 2014 | 63 Comments
Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder in this episode, because only a group of guests who are willing to go above and beyond (and even literally bend over backwards) is what makes this episode that much more memorable. The Birth of a Beauty cast comes to play with our guests this week,... More »

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Variety Roulette: Witch Hunt
by | November 1, 2014 | 43 Comments
javabeans: We haven’t done a Variety Roulette in some time, but we’ve been meaning to do one for Witch Hunt for a while. We’ve been talking about it for months, it seems, but kept pushing it back because we didn’t have the time. But with Three Meals a Day getting cleared from the docket and... More »

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Running Man: Episode 218
by | October 31, 2014 | 76 Comments
You are cordially invited to the Running Man Concours, where the music is beautiful, the competition is fierce, and pure talent can only get you so far. Surviving the musical world in a house full of prodigies is no easy task, especially when that competition our players have been preparing for suddenly goes from happy-go-lucky... More »

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Three Meals a Day for a year
by | October 31, 2014 | 28 Comments
javabeans: Are you as confused as I am about Three Meals a Day? girlfriday: Whadduya mean? What’s not to get? They eat three meals a day. End of show. javabeans: It’s actually the meta aspects that confuse me, because we’ve seen two episodes now, and yeah, the premise is fairly straightforward. But there are all... More »

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Three Meals a Day: Episode 2
by | October 25, 2014 | 26 Comments
girlfriday: I think we forgot to get something across in our last recap for this show — basically, that it’s hilariously boring. It’s a show in which nothing happens, but is strangely funny because of the meta relationship between Na PD and Seojinnie. javabeans: Oh lol, was that not apparent in way we described them... More »

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Running Man: Episode 217
by | October 24, 2014 | 38 Comments
This week, a new boss is here to raise hell in this tiny town, where two crews will face off in a Death Bingo Race. Our cast discovers an angelic side to the men who have played some of the scariest roles in film, which instantly disappears the moment mud, heat, lies, and deception kick... More »

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Oh Snap! From Seo Genie to Seo Genius
by | October 23, 2014 | 22 Comments
When you have two hit shows on your hands, why not use one to parody the other? This poster recently cropped up online, in which tvN uses its new reality program starring Lee Seo-jin and Taecyeon, Three Meals a Day, to parody its variety game show, The Genius. It calls it… drumroll… Seo Genius. The... More »

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Three Meals a Day: Episode 1
by | October 18, 2014 | 61 Comments
girlfriday: Yay, Three Meals a Day is here! I don’t normally watch cooking shows, but I have a feeling this show is mostly just another chronicle of Na PD and Lee Seo-jin’s bickering bromance. javabeans: Right. I’m even keeping my expectations low, because of all the pre-show stuff where Seo-jin has been complaining about how... More »

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Running Man: Episode 216
by | October 17, 2014 | 48 Comments
Earth is in imminent danger and our Running Heroes are here to save the day… once they recover their lost superpowers. Our superheroes spend some time living ordinary lives, and go through rigorous tests that test their strength, stamina, and best yet—their bravery. It turns out that being extraordinary can attract some unwanted attention, and... More »

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Youths Over Flowers: Episode 11 (Final)
by | October 15, 2014 | 23 Comments
javabeans: This is a highlight episode since last week’s episode took us through the end of the Laos trip, but I’m hoping that there’ll be good tidbits in here. I don’t love highlight episodes since they feel like filler, but this production team is pretty good about finding narratives in any situation. girlfriday: Waaaah, I... More »

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Running Man: Episode 215
by | October 10, 2014 | 50 Comments
Getting married is never a simple affair, especially when you’ve got nosy (but still lovable) relatives like the Running Man family. Our couple will find out that making their union official will be harder than getting their families’ blessing ’cause this game will test their compatibility, loyalty, and love. Well, they do say that all’s... More »