Running Man Korean Variety Show
Running Man
Korean title: 런닝맨
SBS, 250+ episodes (and counting)
July 11, 2010 – present

Variety show led by national MC Yoo Jae-suk that began in 2010, featuring missions all over Seoul (and sometimes faraway towns and other countries), in which cast members and celebrity guests play games for prizes. The games almost always feature running, hence the title, and a version of a nametag-ripping game that can only be described as the most brutal version of tag ever.

The Cast of Running Man:

‘Running Man’


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 239
by | March 28, 2015 | 33 Comments
Our cast is in for a dark night ahead of them, hunting down keys they need to get one step closer to getting their hands on some gold. While getting richer brings joy at first, it’s soon followed by a sense of anxiety as that pot gets ever larger. One lucky card can change their... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 238
by | March 21, 2015 | 27 Comments
How easy it is for those of us living in developed countries to forget that clean water is a precious resource. Our cast must run to Daegu, where the upcoming World Water Forum will take place, and conserve the little water in their possessions. Will they be able to preserve enough to work some magic... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 237
by | March 14, 2015 | 63 Comments
It’s the start of a new academic year in Korea, which is also the perfect time to make new friends and potential new lovelines. A group of ladies come to play with the cast on both and ready to take on any obstacle, from hurdles to flying chairs, and trivia questions. Get ready for a... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 236
by | March 6, 2015 | 100 Comments
Time to let out the beast in this week’s Manly Man Race where our teams will duke it out to show off their brawn and loyalty. Mostly, I’m excited to see the original idols back in varietyland and ready to bring their A-game to the table. Who will come out as today’s victors: the Running... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 235
by | February 27, 2015 | 33 Comments
The second half of this year’s cooking showdown finally takes us into the kitchen arena, where our teams will show off their cooking skills. Or sometimes lack thereof. But no matter, as both the expert and the rookie chefs have something to bring to the table. Whose their cuisine reign supreme in this kimchi-themed battle?... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 234
by | February 20, 2015 | 29 Comments
It’s a new year, which means the return of the cooking battle as our teams are challenged to bring their tastiest dishes to the table. The competition is even more fierce this year, as some teams travel abroad to gain some inspiration on some delicious recipes that will hopefully blow the others out of the... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 233
by | February 13, 2015 | 43 Comments
Idol specials can often be a toss-up on this show, but this one might be my favorite one yet. It’s amazing how a willingness to get one’s name out there propels the drive to do anything and everything for the sake of variety. This week’s visiting idols are prepared to do that and so much... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 232
by | February 6, 2015 | 34 Comments
Friendships will be put to the test this week in a race to acquire the golden key. Some relationships seem to be stronger than others, and our cast learns that bringing a friend can either be a great advantage or a liability. Who knows what kinds of secrets that buddy of yours is keeping under... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 231
by | January 30, 2015 | 41 Comments
It’s been nearly three years since the last time we’ve seen Yoomes Bond, but the one and only secret agent is back on the field and now faces his most difficult mission yet: training his successor. It turns out teaching the newbie the tips and tricks of the trade is easier said than done, and... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 230
by | January 23, 2015 | 48 Comments
Life as a teenager is hard enough, even without the pains and sufferings that come with unrequited young love. So it’s back to school for our cast and guests to sympathize with the hearts of teenage girls everywhere in their heartache. Harboring a secret crush is never easy, but everyone’s been through at least one... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 229
by | January 16, 2015 | 134 Comments
Aww, let’s all give the resident grump a hug. Never has someone being so ill-humored and crabby been so entertaining to watch than with Lee Seo-jin. His droll delivery and no nonsense at all the ridiculous facets of this show adds an extra charm that makes me snort in response and giggle for the entire... More »