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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
New Journey to the West: Episodes 6-10
by | September 14, 2015 | 21 Comments
Part 6 javabeans: We resume with the race to win monk rights (and zapper possession), and now I’m laughing that we made fun of Ji-won last week for being the dummy (insisting that higher altitude resulted in higher temperatures because of sun proximity), because now Seung-gi looks around and marvels at how much this area... More »


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New Journey to the West: Episodes 1-5
by | September 7, 2015 | 87 Comments
javabeans: Na PD’s new online variety show New Journey to the West premiered on Friday, and my main question is: Was anybody able to watch it? girlfriday: I had to do some digging to get my hands on it, which was annoying. For an internet broadcast, this show is strangely difficult to watch on the... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Classic 1N2D hijinks in New Journey to the West
by | August 25, 2015 | 47 Comments
The first teaser is out for Na PD’s new experimental web variety show New Journey to the West, starring former 1 Night 2 Days members Kang Ho-dong, Lee Seung-gi, Lee Su-geun, and Eun Ji-won on a 5-day reunion trip to China. The series will be aired online via Naver TVcast, and the teaser opens with... More »


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Na PD’s 1N2D reunion journeys to the west
by | August 6, 2015 | 50 Comments
Well technically they’re journeying to China, which is west… of Korea. The cast and crew of Na PD’s new experimental variety show New Journey to the West took off on August 6 for their 5-day, 4-night trip to China, which reunites original members from the first season of KBS’s travel variety program 1 Night 2... More »


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Kang Ho-dong and Na PD get the 1N2D crew back together for tvN
by | July 16, 2015 | 95 Comments
Eeeeeee! Are we getting the band back together? Cable’s on a roll in varietyland these days: Right on the heels of the news that Yoo Jae-suk will be making the move to cable for a new variety show on JTBC, tvN has announced that they’re rolling out the reunion of reunions, between MC Kang Ho-dong... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Cast finalized for 1N2D Season 3 (almost, maybe)
by | November 19, 2013 | 70 Comments
Kim Joo-hyuk, Min-ho, Jung Joon-young, John Park KBS made the official announcement today for the cast of 1 Night 2 Days’ third season, which was immediately met with a flurry of stories contradicting one member’s casting and the another flurry of stories suggesting that the show might be bringing back original host Kang Ho-dong. I... More »


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Travel-docu-turned-home-cooking show Barefoot Friends gets axed
by | November 4, 2013 | 60 Comments
SBS is pulling the plug on its flagging variety show Barefoot Friends, and really my biggest question is how the show lasted this long in the first place. I’ve been expecting to hear news of its cancellation for months, but somehow it kept chugging along despite low ratings and changing concepts. Barefoot Friends was on... More »


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Eun Ji-won courted to replace Yoo Se-yoon on Barefoot Friends
by | June 9, 2013 | 80 Comments
Eun Ji-won and Kang Ho-dong reunited? Baby Bear and Papa Bear, together again? I love a lot of variety bromances, but this is one of my all-time favorites. Word is that Eun Ji-won (Answer Me 1997) is being courted to join the cast of Kang Ho-dong’s SBS variety show Barefoot Friends, following the exit of... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Barefoot Friends logs perilously low ratings
by | May 6, 2013 | 108 Comments
javabeans: New Sunday variety show Barefoot Friends premiered to lowish numbers three weeks ago, but the real test was whether it would be able to climb up from its initial 5.6% numbers to challenge Dad! Where Are We Going?… but instead the numbers have dropped. Yesterday’s Episode 3 pulled in a frankly shockingly low 2.9%.... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Variety Roulette: Our Neighborhood Variety Sports
by | May 4, 2013 | 35 Comments
Get your rackets ready for another round of Variety Roulette where we’ll take a swing at the fairly new sports show on the KBS lineup, spearheaded by nation’s MC Kang Ho-dong: Our Neighborhood Variety Sports. The premiere beat out its Tuesday night competitors (namely Incarnation) with a solid 6.2% in ratings. And the numbers continue... More »