Posts Tagged ‘Standby’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2012: Something for everyone? [Year In Review, Part 1]
by | December 8, 2012 | 263 Comments
Review extravaganza time! I know: Already? It feels like just the other day I was killing myself to corral all my thoughts in coherent fashion in a monster review of 2011′s dramas, and already it’s time to lose sleep wrangling my thoughts together for 2012. Time sure flies when you’re having fun, or old. Guess... More »


Celebrity News
Ha Suk-jin: “Standby was freeing”
by | October 3, 2012 | 22 Comments
You may recall me saying (just once or twice or maybe a dozen times) that Ha Suk-jin is the reason I watch Standby, MBC’s flagging sitcom that started with such cute potential. So with the show heading toward its finish—it wraps this week—I saw this interview with Ha and had to see what he had... More »


Drama Recaps
Standby: Episode 87 (Highlight)
by | September 19, 2012 | 32 Comments
A Standby highlight that DOESN’T have anything to do with Ha Suk-jin? Who knew this day would come? This show is totally lagging for me these days, but this episode came along and was so sweet and wistful that I felt sad all over again that the rest of the show wasn’t as solid. Still,... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #13: Standby
by | August 5, 2012 | 51 Comments
Hello, folks! This is a podcast we hadn’t planned, exactly, but ended up recording because that just seemed easier, given how far along we’re in Standby at this point, compared to the last time we covered it. It’s a show that I’ve been watching regularly, and while it’s not rocking my world, there are enough... More »


Drama Recaps
Standby: Episodes 15-29 (Highlights)
by | May 20, 2012 | 47 Comments
Now that we’re almost 30 episodes into the show, I think Standby has established its tone and approach, which is to say: silly, fluffy, and simple. There isn’t a lot of complexity here and I think the conflicts are pretty basic, and the show tends to draw its characters in broad strokes rather than working... More »


Drama Recaps
Standby: Episodes 5-14 (Highlights)
by | April 29, 2012 | 47 Comments
More Standby! So here’s the deal: I won’t be recapping (or weecapping) MBC daily sitcom Standby on a regular basis, because that’s just a level of commitment I’m not ready to make. Furthermore, the show is a pretty simple watch, and not always worth examining on a deeper level… ’cause I’m not sure it HAS... More »


Drama Recaps
Standby: An introduction
by | April 16, 2012 | 63 Comments
MBC kicked off its new sitcom Standby last week, and if you’ve been following my updates on the show, you’ll know I’ve been anticipating its premiere. That’s mostly thanks to its endearing main cast—Ryu Jin playing bumbling, Lee Ki-woo going mischievous, Jung So-min back on TV, period—and the workplace setup. (Family sitcoms can be great,... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
More lovelines and flashbacks in Standby
by | April 5, 2012 | 46 Comments
Well, that’s one way to grab our attention, isn’t it? Jung So-min and Im Shi-wan haven’t been in many of the promos for upcoming sitcom Standby, so now’s their chance in the spotlight. And cute almost-smoochies are always an attention-getting way to reel us in; we’re cheap like that. He plays a high school student... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Standby on standby for weeklong High Kick 3 specials
by | April 2, 2012 | 20 Comments
The premiere of new MBC sitcom Standby, which has released its promo posters, has been postponed one week as the recently ended High Kick 3 follows up its finale with a week of special broadcasts. Normally I’d think this was special overload, since High Kick already aired a week of specials recently after the MBC... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
An introduction to Standby’s TV broadcast family
by | March 24, 2012 | 71 Comments
We’re a week out from the premiere of MBC’s daily sitcom Standby, which began shooting this past week. This also gives us a chance to take a look at the characters who will be populating this world, beginning with Ryu Jin as the series lead (though in a sitcom, it’s more of an ensemble effort... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Ryu Jin dorks out for Standby
by | March 20, 2012 | 40 Comments
This cracks me up: Ryu Jin, who’s so great at playing cold and serious, grins like a huge ol’ dork as the wannabe news anchor for MBC’s sitcom Standby. Ah, he of the big dreams and the questionable fashion sense. (Those pants. They make me laugh.) There’s also the bumbling on-air presence, since he chokes... More »