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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kim Seung-woo’s Win-Win gets cancelled
by | December 31, 2012 | 45 Comments
girlfriday: Aw, time to say goodbye to another variety show. Kim Seung-woo’s KBS talk show Win-Win has officially announced that it’ll be shooting its last episode in early January. javabeans: I don’t watch Win-Win so I’ll let you answer this one: Is this sad news? Tags: conversation post, Kang Ho-dong, Kim Seung-woo... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
News updates from Varietyland
by | October 21, 2012 | 58 Comments
Varietyland was teeming with news the last few days, so I thought it’d be worth waiting till the dust settled and summing up some news, rumors, and developments that have been going on. First: Star variety PD Na Young-seok (or Na PD, Evil Genius Extraordinaire) of the original 1 Night 2 Days, has been developing... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Lee Seung-gi drops Strong Heart, Kang Ho-dong to return?
by | February 21, 2012 | 35 Comments
Aw, sad day for variety. As if his leaving 1 Night 2 Days isn’t already enough, Lee Seung-gi has confirmed the rumors that he’s leaving his MC post on SBS Tuesday night talk-show-thunderdome Strong Heart. WAH. I’m actually mad at the dramaverse right now, for stealing away my weekly doses of Seung-gi, left and right.... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 353
by | September 30, 2011 | 66 Comments
  EPISODE 353. Broadcast on September 25, 2011. girlfriday: Last stop on the Viewers’ Tour! Ji-young performs and so does Ji-won (Am I the only one who misses his idol days? I wanna see him dance to happy music!) and Byung-man and Su-geun do a gag routine. javabeans: The gag is basically Su-geun stealing Byung-man’s... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 352
by | September 23, 2011 | 50 Comments
  EPISODE 352. Broadcast on September 18, 2011. girlfriday: Wow this viewer’s tour is lasting forever. Not that I’m complaining, because it’s adorable. But the boys are on their best behavior because of all the elders, so there’s less misbehavin’ afoot. javabeans: I think I read that they decided to add the fourth ep when... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Lee Seung-gi to fly solo on Strong Heart
by | September 20, 2011 | 51 Comments
It looks like the dust has settled and the chips are starting to fall in place as variety shows begin to announce their new plans for the days of TV post-Kang Ho-dong. Hit talk show Strong Heart has announced that Lee Seung-gi will MC the show solo, at least for the time being, until a... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 351
by | September 16, 2011 | 61 Comments
The Viewer Tour special continues (but does not yet conclude)! In this segment, we’re shown that even simple things like feeding and transportation can be a laborious effort, although surely it doesn’t help when there’s a nefarious PD at the helm, bokbulbok-ing his way through everything. The massive ensemble makes its way from Yeoeuido to... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Variety Roulette: Knee-Drop Guru (Murupak Dosa)
by | September 13, 2011 | 122 Comments
And now for our second installment in our Variety Roulette series, where we grab random episodes of random variety shows and hope they’re any good. Our inaugural post was on talk show Strong Heart, and this one will be another talk show and another one of Kang Ho-dong’s four gigs, Murupak Dosa, or Knee-Drop Guru.... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 350
by | September 9, 2011 | 49 Comments
Who knew it could be so entertaining watching a show introduce 101 people, literally one after another? And yet, it’s funny and heart-warming and compelling. Also the magic of this show.   EPISODE 350. Broadcast on September 4, 2011. girlfriday: Oh man, just the intro of what’s to come in the Viewers’ Tour is getting... More »


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Kang Ho-dong takes break from showbiz, 1N2D to shoot farewell episode?
by | September 9, 2011 | 122 Comments
Sigh. As if the man needed to take any more hits. MC Kang Ho-dong has been on the ropes this week for tax evasion, made very public of course by the Korean media. He’s currently under investigation for owing millions of won in back taxes, and the industry backlash has been pretty severe. After many... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Variety Roulette: Strong Heart
by | September 5, 2011 | 182 Comments
So 1 Night 2 Days is ending soon, which happens just as I was getting into this whole variety world, which is so close and yet so far from the world of scripted television. (Even allowing that yes, variety can be scripted too.) With the overwhelming number of variety programs out there — seriously, a... More »