Posts Tagged ‘Grandpas Over Flowers’

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
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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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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Grandpas Over Flowers plans next season in Jordan
by | January 22, 2015 | 31 Comments
Yay, the halbaes are coming back! It’s been nearly a year since travel variety show Grandpas Over Flowers aired its last trip in March 2014, but rumblings are afoot for a Season 3 headed to tvN this spring. Technically it would be their fourth trip after Paris, Taiwan, and Spain, and though producers are being... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers gets remade for American TV
by | September 4, 2014 | 56 Comments
And evil genius Na PD continues on the path of global dominion. The concept for his highly successful and groundbreaking variety show Grandpas Over Flowers has become the first-ever Korean reality show exported to American broadcast TV. While CJ E&M, the media conglomerate that owns tvN and other cable channels, has sold shows to other... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain: Episode 8 (Final)
by | May 6, 2014 | 39 Comments
EPISODE 8. Broadcast on May 2, 2014. girlfriday: New bestie duo Soon-jae halbae and Gu halbae go sightseeing and stop to admire a bell tower that happens to be ringing because it’s noon. From behind them, Seo-jin makes this face and declares to his VJ that he hates bells. Huh? javabeans: That is the weirdest... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain: Episode 7
by | April 29, 2014 | 44 Comments
EPISODE 7. Broadcast on April 25, 2014. javabeans: The group embarks on the final leg of their tour of Spain, heading to Madrid. It’s a crowded ride in the subway with their luggage, but Seo-jin earns his title (well, one of his many titles) by watching out for everyone’s bags and doing some heavy lifting.... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain: Episode 6
by | April 15, 2014 | 45 Comments
EPISODE 6. Broadcast on April 11, 2014. javabeans: Right off the bat as the episode starts, the halbaes and Seo-jin climb into the car to begin their day, only to have Na PD tell Seo-jin that they have to go to the police station. I love how Seo-jin sees the parking ticket on the car... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain: Episode 5
by | April 8, 2014 | 17 Comments
EPISODE 5. Broadcast on April 4, 2014. girlfriday: The group arrives in Seville and Seo-jin gets behind the wheel of the Rental Car From Hell. Things seem fine at first, but judging by the cartoon black smoke that they’ve edited in post, I think that car is probably cursed. The navigation even speaks Korean at... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain: Episode 4
by | April 1, 2014 | 38 Comments
EPISODE 4. Broadcast on March 28, 2014. girlfriday: We return to the train sleeper car from hell, where four grown men are supposed to spend the night packed in like sardines. javabeans: All I can say is: Thank god for liquor. Because if not for the bar car, I’m pretty sure Il-sub halbae would have... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain: Episode 3
by | March 25, 2014 | 38 Comments
girlfriday: Now that Seo-jinnie has joined the halbaes in Spain, Na PD is quick to hand over responsibilities, like booking the next leg of their journey. Seo-jin tries to nudge Na PD to book the staff hotel first so he can just piggyback off of his work, but they just keep arguing back and forth:... More »


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Chinese version of Grandpas Over Flowers gets green light
by | March 20, 2014 | 54 Comments
Chinese Grandpas Over Flowers fans, rejoice – tvN’s popular entertainment programs (the Grandpas and the Noonas) are being remade for Chinese television. CJ E&M, the huge conglomerate behind cable channel tvN, has entered into a strategic alliance with Dragon TV to bring the hit variety shows, adapted with Chinese stars, to the masses. Through export,... More »