‘Grandpas Over Flowers’


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 7 (Final)
by | May 12, 2015 | 66 Comments
javabeans: We’re at the end of another Grandpas Over Flowers trip! It’s been a fun ride, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’ll be disappointed if it doesn’t end with wedding announcements. Fine, I’ll take dating announcements. I’m not demanding. girlfriday: I really hope that they’re secretly dating by now. This entire series... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 6
by | May 5, 2015 | 88 Comments
javabeans: We resume with Ji-woo and Seo-jin on separate trips for the day, with Ji-woo accompanying Soon-jae and Gu halbaes as they tour some ruins. She crammed with her guidebooks while on the bus to Corinth, and hilariously we see her listening to their tour guide explain the sites and chime in with him, all,... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 5
by | April 28, 2015 | 21 Comments
javabeans: We resume in Meteora, and the party huffs and puffs their way up the many many stairs that take them to the top of the hillside. It’s funny how it’s a little sad to watch the halbaes struggling, until you cut over to Ji-woo who seems in worse shape than them as she staggers... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 4
by | April 21, 2015 | 35 Comments
javabeans: It’s morning in Athens, and one by one everybody starts getting ready. Soon-jae halbae checks that the weather report is on target, while Geun-hyung halbae enjoys a walk outside in the morning air. Ji-woo puts on her makeup while Seojinnie does his hair in the adjoining bathroom, which of course looks just like a... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 3
by | April 14, 2015 | 26 Comments
javabeans: We pick up at bedtime, and there’s an extended beat showing Soon-jae halbae in bed, reading, and falling asleep in the middle of it. I swear, grandpas yawning is like animals yawning — just inexplicably cute. girlfriday: I know, so cute. And then Seo-jinnie comes in to tuck Soon-jae halbae into bed, and it’s... More »


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Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 2
by | April 7, 2015 | 51 Comments
javabeans: We’re back! So the first episode was a mega-hit, both among public opinion and with the ratings, which averaged 10% and hit a high of 12.5%. I enjoyed reading the handful of news articles that were clearly trying to stir a tempest in a teapot by suggesting that the disproportionate attention on Ji-woo and... More »


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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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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 »