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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Noonas Over Flowers: Episode 4
by | December 24, 2013 | 31 Comments
EPISODE 4. Broadcast on December 20, 2013. javabeans: We resume in the cast’s rented apartment for their first night in Croatia, and while I’m worrying about why the whole crew suddenly has to leave in the middle of the night (from last week’s preview), the noonas are worrying about how to share a bathroom. Specifically,... More »

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Variety Roulette: Rain Effect
by | December 22, 2013 | 87 Comments
I totally wasn’t intending to write up the brand-new reality show Rain Effect, but I fired up the first episode out of curiosity and immediately got sucked into its fun, funny vibe. (Trust me, I wasn’t looking for another thing to recap!) It’s been a while since we’ve done a Variety Roulette; nothing like a... More »

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Running Man: Episode 176
by | December 21, 2013 | 49 Comments
It’s a popularity contest for the men to find out which celebrity women would most want to date. Even though they’re hoping for a better rank than the guy next to them, they still display some impressive teamwork for a such a large group. Then it makes for a nice surprise when there are fans... More »

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Noonas Over Flowers: Episode 3
by | December 16, 2013 | 54 Comments
EPISODE 3. Broadcast on December 13, 2013. girlfriday: On the morning of the second day, Mi-yeon and Hee-ae come down early to breakfast, after having woken up at 3:30. I hope that’s because of the jet lag. Yeo-jung comes down to join them and tells the staff that “something happened” to their camera last night…... More »

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Running Man: Episode 175
by | December 15, 2013 | 64 Comments
Who knew that two suspects could be so darn adorable and that being charismatic was a crime? Our cast is on a mission to clear in their names in this escape race that brings us more laughs than tears. They’ll need to use their smarts, strength, and their skills (sometimes lack thereof) to fight for... More »

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Noonas Over Flowers: Episode 2
by | December 10, 2013 | 77 Comments
EPISODE 2. Broadcast on December 6, 2013. javabeans: We resume at the airport, after Seung-gi has figured out (with Hee-ae’s help) a shuttle van that’ll take them to their hotel for a reasonable fee. So they head down to the parking lot, where Seung-gi loads the luggage and proceeds to drop his passport, wallet, and... More »

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Running Man: Episode 174
by | December 6, 2013 | 70 Comments
It’s a numbers game for our cast as they use their noggins to decipher the clues that lead to The Number. Kwang-soo learns that leadership is more than just a title; it has to be earned. But with so many numbers flying about in one day, it’s hard enough keeping one number straight, let alone... More »

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Noonas Over Flowers: Episode 1
by | December 2, 2013 | 147 Comments
EPISODE 1. Broadcast on November 29, 2013. javabeans: After much ado, we finally have the premiere of Noonas Over Flowers, which I hope lives up to its hype. This show hasn’t exactly been on top of its advance planning, with the last-minute scheduling and the uncertainty over how many episodes we’re getting, but at least... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 173
by | November 29, 2013 | 37 Comments
It’s the return of the Superpower Baseball Match as this game throws us and its players for a loop of supernatural proportions. This time, Hyun-jin has come prepared(ish) for the unexpected, and the rules of this game are so wacky that even professional baseball players have a tough time keeping up. EPISODE 173. Broadcast on... More »

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Finding Seung-gi in Noonas Over Flowers
by | November 28, 2013 | 44 Comments
On one hand, I would really rather have variety show Noonas Over Flowers just start already, rather than doling out more teasers and promos, but on the other hand, I’m not going to be unhappy about said teasers and promos. I’m just ready for the premiere to come along (only a couple days left!), so... More »

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Foreigner cast stars in tvN variety show Island Village Teachers
by | November 23, 2013 | 75 Comments
Cable station tvN premiered a new variety program this week called Island Village Teachers, and it’s noteworthy for featuring entirely foreigners as the main cast, some of whom are probably already familiar to fans of Korean entertainment. Described by some as a mix of travel-reality programs Dad! Where Are We Going? and 1 Night 2... More »