Posts Tagged ‘Variety Roulette’

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Variety Roulette: Rain Effect
by | December 22, 2013 | 87 Comments
I totally wasn’t intending to write up the brand-new reality show Rain Effect, but I fired up the first episode out of curiosity and immediately got sucked into its fun, funny vibe. (Trust me, I wasn’t looking for another thing to recap!) It’s been a while since we’ve done a Variety Roulette; nothing like a... 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 »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Variety Roulette: Barefoot Friends
by | April 21, 2013 | 106 Comments
EPISODE 1. Broadcast on April 21, 2013. javabeans: Next on the Variety Roulette wheel is a brand-new show, Barefoot Friends, which heats up the Sunday variety race — KBS has 1N2D as its flagship program for Happy Sunday (and also airs Mamma Mia), MBC’s Sunday Night is doing well with Dad Where Are We Going?... More »


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Variety Roulette: Dad! Where Are We Going?
by | April 14, 2013 | 115 Comments
EPISODE 15. Broadcast on April 14, 2013. javabeans: New Variety Roulette! Today we’re checking out the newish show, Dad! Where Are We Going?, which was a hit right out of the gates. The premise is simple, with a bunch of celebrity dads taking their young children on an overnight trip. girlfriday: Yeah it’s 1 Night... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Variety Roulette: Hwashin
by | March 5, 2013 | 37 Comments
  EPISODE 1. Broadcast on February 19, 2013. javabeans: This installment of Variety Roulette is the embodiment of the concept we were thinking of when we started the series — a stab in the dark with a brand-new show, with zero idea of what its concept even is. Today we’re looking at the premiere episode... More »


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Variety Roulette: Shinhwa Broadcast
by | November 1, 2012 | 56 Comments
Another Variety Roulette! This time, we check in with the A-dols on Shinhwa Broadcast. Who knew that six men in their thirties would be the perfect formula for laugh out loud entertainment? So without further ado… SONG OF THE DAY Shinhwa – “Perfect Man” [ Download ] EPISODE 33. Broadcast on October 28, 2012. Tags:... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Variety Roulette: Healing Camp
by | May 4, 2012 | 73 Comments
Time for another Variety Roulette! This time we landed on a show that neither of us has ever seen: Healing Camp, which airs on Mondays on SBS. I hope for our sakes that it’s a good show… Tags: featured, JYP, Variety Roulette... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Variety Roulette: We Got Married
by | January 23, 2012 | 287 Comments
Another round of Variety Roulette is here! This time we tackle We Got Married, the show where stars pretend to be newlyweds in front of the camera. It’s a show that girlfriday watches regularly but which I’ve only caught in snippets, never watching a full episode from start to finish. It takes some getting used... More »


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 »


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 »