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The show recently hit the refresh button and returned, energized and ready to run. But how is this even possible? This show, just about this time last year, was just about to be scheduled for its on-screen death: However as the years passed, domestic interest in the show plummeted. Although, 'Running Man' still was internationally acclaimed and is still one of the biggest popular variety shows overseas, South Korean viewers often talked about how childish the variety had become.
There was even a saying that the only Korean population base that watched 'Running Man' were elementary school students. And the rough patch continued. The last couple of years before the new castmates, Jeon So Min and Yang Se Chan, arrived; the national ratings were in the low single digits. Overwhelming negative comments flooded in, as expected from a program that seemed to solely function, at the time, on the chemistry of the cast.
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Long story short, season 2 was scrapped and 'Running Man' was slated to be canceled in the first few months of But then miraculously, 'Running Man' was given its second chance, through the newly added members: And this change was instrumental to the re-founded success the show now has, cancelation status now completely cleared. Obviously, the new angle that the producers and writers created after the new members came in, was another element that helped the program. However, after sticking with 'Running Man' from its first episodes in to now inI would have to argue that the main reason for the public's re-founded interest is the additional cast members.
It was a fresh idea and watching celebrities fight over trying to be number one, in this mock scenario, using their wits and strength, was amusing.
Yet after the initial interest in the game wore off, what was left were the cast members and their chemistry. The cast boasts good friendship and it showed in the roles they played in the variety system.
Their interactions were what made the show such a gem. Yet, a show can only last so long on relationships, especially a South Korean variety show. South Korea's variety shows work in a very specific manner where each person has a role to play. For example, Kim Jong Kook is the strong warrior, never to be out won in strength or Kwang Soo is the betrayer that always betrays. As we've worked together since the X-Man days, we had been discussing my participation ever since I completed my military duties.
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I was probably in the line-up for Running Man right from the start. Do you idolize Yoo Jae Suk? Why and how has he influenced you? Aside from his image as the national MC, he has a very good personality. And that's something I want to emulate. More than just an older brother, he feels like a teacher or even a father.
To me, he really is someone with a very good personality. As a male host, do you often look forward to female idols participating in the program? Which female idol has left a good impression with you and why? This is a difficult question.
Firstly, I'm thankful for all of them. For starters, it has to be Girls' Generation. When Girls' Generation came as guests, I was really happy. Everyone was so happy that we were very sad when they left. We still felt the sorrow even a week later. It was the same for f xand Miss A's Suzy. There were really so many idol girl groups, even KARA as well.
The most memorable one for me, since I'm a Suzy fan, would be when we had a couple game and linked arms. It was interesting and I also came in first in that episode which made it even more memorable. Can you share with us any special incidents or funny moments during the filming of Running Man. There are interesting incidents and issues in every episode. So there actually isn't one that stands out. However amongst ourselves, whether or not the camera is rolling, "You're going to betray us, right?
During filming breaks we become very sensitive and always treat each other with suspicion. If given a choice, which superstar or idol will you like to invite to join the program? While idols would be good, I'm really worried that they will get injured during filming. Personally, I would like to invite action stars or international athletes.
Jackie Chan appeared for a while once, but I think it would be interesting if he could join us for real, and even take part in the name-tag race. Just thinking about Tom Cruise jumping down from the building on a wire and removing our nametags makes me excited and my heart race.
There's this movie that should be out. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. If the actors from that movie came it would be a big hit. Even Jason Statham too? It would really be a big hit if they could all appear.
Who have been the most challenging guest opponents this year? Who appeared as guests this year? There are so many of them I don't remember too clearly anymore. Did Choi Min-Soo appear this year? Our eternal tough guy. The icon of toughness, Choi Min-Soo. He was entirely immersed in filming and overflowing with charisma, so it was a scary memory for me. What is your biggest complaint to the producers of Running Man? Please control his strength. Honestly, even up against three fit and able-bodied men, he's the Hulk!
When he's entirely immersed in filming, he's really scary. If you're able to prepare some equipment or device, that would be good. If only you could understand that. I would also love to win the final mission at least once. Some advantage to us that would allow fairness would be good.
Or give Kim Jong Kook a handicap. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding in November. Is it difficult to balance filming Running Man and your love life especially in planning a wedding? Nothing has been done in terms of my wedding preparations. We're still looking for a location.