‘Kang Ho-dong’

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 349
by | September 2, 2011 | 54 Comments
It’s the viewer tour special, part 2! I don’t know how many episodes this is going to span, but I suspect the official number will be: a crap-ton. Not that I mind, though, with these engaging guests and the inherent craziness of herding 100 die-hard fans on a single trip alongside some of variety’s favorite... More »

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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 348
by | August 26, 2011 | 62 Comments
  EPISODE 348. Broadcast on August 21, 2011. javabeans: Based on last episode’s radio-station win, Seung-gi and Su-geun now take their trip abroad, which of course turns into a working vacation for them as they head to Japan. At the airport, they do their “We have arrived!” intro, and it always feels weird and awkward... More »

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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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