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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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1 Night 2 Days: Episode 347
by | August 19, 2011 | 65 Comments
  EPISODE 347. Broadcast on August 14, 2011. girlfriday: The boys are separated for the night, as they each prepare to drive/hike/trek/schlep up to their designated waterfalls in the morning. They’ve spent their travel time pondering what to write in to the radio show, and now it’s time to put pen to paper. Or fingers... More »

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1N2D (as we know it) to come to an end
by | August 19, 2011 | 102 Comments
javabeans: So it’s true: 1N2D is ending. girlfriday: *wails* javabeans: There’ll still be six months of episodes, though. girlfriday: *puts on sackcloth and ashes* javabeans: And all the members will be quitting at the same time, so they’re all leaving together. It’s not like one person is ditching the rest.... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 346
by | August 12, 2011 | 42 Comments
Wishes, betrayals, defections, and feasts. That’s pretty much this episode in a nutshell. Oh, and eyeball charades — who knew it was a thing?   EPISODE 346. Broadcast on August 7, 2011. javabeans: With the race over and the three winners selected, the four guys who made it to Jeju have some downtime as they... More »

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PD Na Young-seok to also leave 1 Night 2 Days?
by | August 11, 2011 | 100 Comments
I hate to say it, but it’s gettin’ worse, people. Straight on the heels of MC Kang Ho-dong‘s announcement that he might leave hit variety program 1 Night 2 Days, producer-director Na Young-seok (Na PD) has also given notice that he plans to leave the show. Okay, I’m trying not to become a blubbering mess... More »