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
Na PD brings back another season of Youths Over Flowers
by | October 30, 2015 | 42 Comments
PD Na Young-seok has announced that his next series for tvN will be a new installment of Youths Over Flowers, the travel backpacking variety show spinoff of Grandpas Over Flowers that aired its first season in 2014. The series is being planned for the post-Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village slot on Friday nights this... More »


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Running Man: Episode 269
by | October 23, 2015 | 42 Comments
It’s a nostalgia-centered theme this week as our cast brings in some of their most precious belongings and travels to various establishments that have been around for decades, some nearly a century. Every year they collect counts to their end goal, and even if a few references are a wee before my time, there are... More »


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Running Man: Episode 268
by | October 16, 2015 | 46 Comments
Our cast will return to school this week to get to know their deskmates with whom they’ll eat lunch, play games, and try to prevent one another from winning. The pairs will be looking for legendary couple rings known to keep its wearers together forever. With tasty food, unique roll combinations, and frightening teachers, will... More »


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Running Man: Episode 267
by | October 9, 2015 | 32 Comments
This week’s episode will test teamwork, trust, and telepathy among our cast members as their busy lives are put on pause for the next 24 hours. Stuck together in a collective space, they’ll need to come up with ways to pass the time. For a group of people who are known to betray, suspect, and... More »


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Back at sea for Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village
by | October 6, 2015 | 31 Comments
You know, Three Meals a Day has only been off the air for a few weeks (while Na PD was busy running around China with the 1N2D boys), but I’ve missed it a little. I guess I’ve just gotten used to the low-key everyday farm hijinks. I’m even more excited that this next season is... More »


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New Journey to the West: Episodes 20-23 (Final)
by | October 5, 2015 | 33 Comments
javabeans: New Journey to the West ended this week, and, as we’ve come to expect of Na PD shows, was a hit from start to finish. Really, as soon as it was over I read a bunch of articles that used phrases like “Na PD’s magic” and “This is why we need Na PD” and... More »


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Running Man: Episode 266
by | October 2, 2015 | 30 Comments
If you’ve missed the trademark qualities of Running Man that made this show shine, I’m happy to report that this year’s Chuseok special puts the last few weeks to shame. Get ready for a 90-minute adventure filled with reversals, betrayals, and genuine laugh out loud moments as our cast tries to keep the multitude of... More »


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New Journey to the West: Episodes 16-19
by | September 28, 2015 | 17 Comments
girlfriday: So we’re backing up a little in the timeline with Episode 11-1, which was released a few days after the last batch of episodes, and opens with an embarrassed note from Na PD about how this was supposed to be the part in between Episodes 11 and 12, but they didn’t get it edited... More »


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Running Man: Episode 265
by | September 25, 2015 | 24 Comments
When our cast travels to a far-off island this week, they’ll be faced with great challenges of rediscovering their name, measuring their knowledge of their survival skills, and trying to get off the island before the next guy. It’s each man and woman for themselves, including our brainy guests who will need much more than... More »


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New Journey to the West: Episodes 11-15
by | September 21, 2015 | 26 Comments
javabeans: We’re back with Week 3 of New Journey to the West, also known as Episodes 11 through 15, and now that the numbers are climbing I find it increasingly confusing, this new format where they kept TV broadcast procedure and chopped it up for the Internet, rather than just embracing the Internet and making... More »




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