Just Bananas About: Week of 5/8/17

Despite my hopes for good weather this weekend, I pretty much kept things low-key and homebound for Cinco de Mayo.  It is also Family Month in Korea and due to family-related holidays this weekend (Children’s Day on May 5th and Parents’ Day on May 8th) that many shows got preempted.  And so, it only seemed fitting to feature the latest episode of Superman Returns and the precocious kids on it.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 5/1/17

With the start of May, it’s also the start of family month in Korea.  With holidays such as Children’s Day (5/5) and Parent’s Day (5/8), May seems to be that time of year when families spend more quality time together.  However on Ugly Duckling, that may not be the case for these man-children.  Yoo Hee Yeol joins Shin Dong Yup and Seo Jang Hoon as the guest MC on the most recent episode.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 4/24/17

I didn’t watch last season’s Produce 101, partly because I didn’t have the time and partly because I wasn’t all that interested in watching a show in which young women are set up against each other to become “the number one idol”.  I know I’m being hypocritical as just because this season features young men doesn’t make the competition format any better.  However, I’m going to try and be a bit more open as many of the contestants are out trying to achieve their dreams.  That’s something I can totally root for.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 4/17/17

One of the latest variety shows to make it past pilot season is Cheeky Cohabitation – Vacancy.  There’s gotta be a better way to translate that title but that’s the English translation.  It features a bunch of different celebrities that end up living together as roommates.  What’s most interesting about the show are the different pairings.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 3/13/17

Some of the weekend variety shows were preempted this weekend due to the breaking news of the South Korean’s president leaving the Blue House.  Other shows were preempted due to the finale for other shows taking up the whole Sunday night variety show spot.  Regardless, I have to admit that I’m a little glad since I didn’t realize how hard it would be to catch up on all these shows.  I’m literally going show by show so there are still shows I haven’t caught up on and others which I am up to date on, including New Journey to the West 3.

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