tvN is certainly celebrating its 10th year in a big way. Apart from having an impressive drama lineup this year, it will also hold its first-ever awards ceremony. The event will be held on the network’s anniversary date, Oct. 9, (which is only a month away), and the list of nominees has been released for online voting.
I’ve always been a fan of tvN for its fresh and original content, as well as its risk appetite for the sake of creativity. It has been home to some of my all-time favorite programs, and the network has made a strong presence in the industry by breaking TV records over the past decade. Continue reading “Nominees Out, Voting Now Open for the tvN10 Awards”→
Starting the week just got so much better with the hottest sageuks Moonlight Drawn by Clouds and Moon Lovers – Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (gosh, these titles are loooong) around. But waiting for next episodes can be such a pain! Need a quick fix? Then you might wanna check out the cast’s latest variety show guestings. That is, if you haven’t seen them yet.
It’s back-to-back rivalries in varietyland last Sunday, as the stars of competing new dramas appeared on their network’s respective (competing) variety shows: Park Bo-gum of Moonlight on KBS 1 Night 2 Days vs. Lee Joon-gi, Kang Ha-neul, and Hong Jong-hyun of Moon Lovers on SBS Running Man. Continue reading “Must Watch: “Moon” Dramas Cross over to Varietyland!”→
What do you get when you cross elite athletes with Running Man?
A different breed of entertainment. Rio 2016 may be officially over but the sports high continues in this blog, as we recall the times when famous athletes appeared on Running Man. This variety show uses the sports theme a lot (A LOT) and in different ways – from episode specials like Idol Olympics, to recurring mini games like ssireum (Korean wrestling). But Running Man gets on a different level of competitiveness and hilarity when actual sports icons take the stage. Continue reading “Sports in Varietyland: Sports Star Guestings on ‘Running Man’”→
It’s already been six years since the first episode of Running Man was aired in July 11, 2010; where the six male cast members (Yoo Jae-suk, Haha, Song Joong-ki, Lee Kwang-soo, Gary, Ji Suk-jin), along with two female guests – actress Hwang Jung Eum and singer/variety pro Lee Hyori – made their awkward introductions under the pouring rain. Six years later, in yesterday’s episode, the members (with some slight lineup change from the original cast) are still drenched in the rain, ripping nametags. But they’re now a lot more skilled in variety, a lot closer to each other and to their audience, and a lot more popular because of the show.
And so in celebration, I thought it’d be cool to write something about this show. At first I thought of picking out my favorite episode in each year. Or perhaps run down my favorite moments, episodes, guests, etc. But as I’m nothing compared to hardcore fans, choosing among 307 episodes proves to be VERY difficult. What’s easy, though, is to share what I like about Running Man: Continue reading “Happy Six Years of Running! The 6 Things I Love About Running Man”→