Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 335
by | May 29, 2011 | 71 Comments

EPISODE 335. Broadcast May 22, 2011.

javabeans: So here we are with the highly anticipated Actress Special. I was half-anticipating it, and half-skeptical that the gimmick would wear thin. But I’m happy to report that I got a huge kick out of this episode, and thought it was a hoot. I wished it were longer! There’s surely enough material in this trip for an extra episode, even without extending the trip, no?

girlfriday: Seriously. I was worried that it’d end up being very un-1N2D, but what a fun episode, and a great chance to see the boys out of their element. Girls! Oh, no, what do we do? Girls!

javabeans: One by one, the actresses show up at 8 am at a cafe near the KBS studios. Meanwhile, the guys do their opening at the studio, trying to predict how things will go, still a little surprised that the actresses even agreed. They’re all like, “Why would they want to do this?” Ho-dong: “It must look fun on TV.” Tae-woong: “Being an actor seems really elegant, but actually you get bored.” Hee. They’re also in awe of the stars they’re about to meet…and speaking of awe, it’s pretty hilarious how mild-mannered and polite Na PD is when he greets each actress, like a shy little schoolboy.

girlfriday: Dude, he TOTALLY got a new haircut. And he’s on his best behavior, all folded hands and bowing. I’m fairly certain he’s seen girls before, but maybe not such pretty ones? It’s so cute! And back at the studio, the boys are all dressed up a notch too. Seung-gi: “I saw the news articles and immediately went shopping!” Pffft.

javabeans: I’m not sure how the producers selected who to invite to the special, but I like that they picked actresses who don’t really know each other very well, so you get to see the process of how they decide to interact and address each other. We mentioned this when Tae-woong joined, and again the issue of age comes up — in order to know how to address each other, the actresses have to ask each other’s ages. Normally you’d start off speaking politely to everyone, whether younger or older, but in a show like this, you tend to get close, real fast — no time to stand on formalities! So they accelerate the getting-to-know-you process and drop to banmal right away, which is cute. Notice that the younger ones still have to get the formal okay from their unnis to bridge that distance, though.

girlfriday: It’s great that the eldest offers up that it’s no fun for the show if they’re busy being polite and calling each other Haneul-sshi and whatnot. She tells them, “Let’s just pretend we’ve had a round of drinks together, shall we?” So awesome. It’s the Korean way, just accelerated. (But important to note that the eldest has to be the one to suggest this, otherwise it’s all moot.)

javabeans: Right away, you can see their personalities emerge. Musical and television actress Kim Sumi (Unstoppable Wedding) is, at 60 years old, the no-nonsense sunbae. But with most of the ladies in their thirties, they need to figure out birth order. It goes: Lee Hye-young (39, by Western count, from Queen of Housewives), then Yeom Jung-ah (38, Royal Family), Choi Ji-woo (35, A Star’s Lover), Kim Haneul (32, Road No. 1), and Seo Woo (25, Flames of Desire). Basically they’re all unni-ing each other, except for Seo Woo, who’s so nervous and shy she almost looks like she’s going to cry — she calls everyone sunbae-nim. That is, when she speaks at all, which is not much. It’s kind of adorable.

girlfriday: It’s equally adorable how happy Sumi is, when Hae-young and Jung-ah decide to call her unni (instead of the more formal “teacher”).

javabeans: Tae-woong is apparently on friendly terms with Seo Woo, who called him beforehand to ask him to help her out on the show. I love that Tae-woong knows how mu-dang he is. He told Seo Woo: “You know from seeing me on TV — how would I take care of you?!” Meaning: I can barely take care of myself, much less you! LOL.

girlfriday: They divide teams by chairs, and Na PD tells them that it’s up to them to decide which boys they want on their teams. So they each choose one, picking in order of seniority.

javabeans: The ladies are hesitant to speak first, but I’m gonna guess that more than one of them is thinking Seung-gi. Alas, Sumi beats them to it and claims Seung-gi right off the bat.

girlfriday: Lady after my own heart. She’s so fierce with the Seung-gi love that none of the other girls can even make a peep. Thus, as it turns out, the popularity vote goes: Su-geun 3 votes, Ho-dong 2, and Seung-gi 1. It shocks Na PD, though it makes sense to me. It’s Funny Order, right? Su-geun is by far the funniest. The boys don’t believe it either, when they’re told that he’s the most popular. Su-geun: “They just think I’m the easiest!”

javabeans: I think he’s the most approachable and a comfortable personality, and having him on your team would help smooth out the awkwardness. I love how quickly the team-picking goes, and they say, “We have our teams, but we haven’t picked our personal partners.” It’s the kind of thing you do on group blind dates — everyone gets paired off into couples, even if they’ve just met. Na PD’s like, “Uh, you don’t have to go that far…” Haha. In any case, they’re allowed to meet their top pick first, which means Su-geun gets the summons, to his shock.

girlfriday: He walks in, bowing 90 degrees and totally unable to look at them directly. They find out that he and Ji-woo are chingu (here the word is “friend” but the meaning is “born in the same year”). Na PD is quick to suggest they cut the formalities right away, but Su-geun can hardly even look at her, let alone call her by name. So she goes first, calling him “Chingu” and “Su-geun-ah.” He nearly faints. And then to top it off, Na PD tells him to do the same with Haneul: “Haneul-ah. Oppa.” She calls him oppa and he can’t even handle the giddy/nervous/excitement, and runs out of there at lightning speed.

javabeans: It’s so cute. Everybody’s nervous, because the ladies are in uncharted waters despite their experience in showbiz, and the men are just dumbstruck to be in the presence of such stars, who are waaaay out of their league in terms of celebrity standing. Sumi points out that in these cases, men are always more embarrassed and shy than the women.

girlfriday: I love when he returns to the boys’ side with a bunch of false bravado, bragging that Haneul said, “Oppa, I’m just going to trust you.” The boys audibly squee. Su-geun: “Have you shaken hands with Choi Ji-woo?” Haha. I love it. Tae-woong asks if they were this nervous/worried before meeting him, and they all confirm that they were. Seung-gi: “But then, we saw you in your underwear…” LOL.

girlfriday: They do the opening and everyone is a frantic ball of nerves, especially Ho-dong. I love seeing how out of sorts everyone is. Seung-gi points out that the staff even showered today. Ha. Na PD tells them today’s first race — each team takes off and completes small missions for clues on their final destination. The team that arrives last… ends up in the water.

javabeans: Already! Even the ladies who had steeled themselves to agree to do the water submersion without complaints are taken aback — shiz is fo’ real.

girlfriday: Na PD adds the kicker: they get no help from staff today, including managers, writers, PDs, and even VJs. The boys whine, but he simply tells them that this is what they’ve prepared for, as if all the episodes where they ditched the boys were somehow premeditated training.

javabeans: Lol, it’s like Top Gun or something: “Boys, this is what we’ve been training for. All that practice was kid’s play. This is the Real. Deal.”

girlfriday: Hiiiiiiighwaaaaay to the Danger Zone!

javabeans: Where’s my nekkid volleyball match?

girlfriday: You mean footleyball.

javabeans: Hey, I’ll take what I can get. But the key point: Nekkid!

girlfriday: But… I’m pretty sure there’s only two out of six guys that you’d actually, yunno… want to see nekkid.

javabeans: If we need to see six to see the two, then I’ll deal.

girlfriday: So big of you.

javabeans: Isn’t it? Anywayyyyyy…. The twelve participants are divided into the teams picked out by the actresses. Team Ho-dong includes: Seung-gi, Jong-min, Ji-woo, Sumi, Hye-young. Team Su-geun has: Tae-woong, Ji-won, Haneul, Jung-ah, Seo Woo. The first mini-task seems like the producers are easing the actresses into the show, with promises of brunch — an unprecedented 1N2D inclusion. But that’s only at first glance. Turns out we’re talking a full-on 1N2D style brunch — they’ve got to work for it. Scavenger hunt!

girlfriday: They each get an envelope with money and one brunch item, and the team whose members return first gets to leave first. They’re already panicked. We have to ride the subway? Without a manager?

javabeans: Despite all their talk about being ready, it’s funny how the actresses wail and worry, not sure what to do. I love seeing the diversity of responses: Some are frozen in place, while Yeom Jung-ah (can we just call ‘em by their first names too, now that we’re accelerating the introductory phase?) is the first to accept her fate and dash off — she’s so intent on her mission (10 fried eggs) that she almost ditches her VJ.

girlfriday: Haneul gets in her taxi and then asks her VJ if she’ll give her more money if she runs out.

javabeans: HAHA. Oh, honey.

girlfriday: I KNOW, right? So cute.

javabeans: It’s like the actresses have just assumed that a lot of 1N2D is staged, and that the PDs swoop in to help behind the cameras. Today’s their rude awakening — it’s exactly like what you see on TV! Gulp. Meanwhile, I think Seo Woo is adorable, maybe because her fear is so palpable — she’s not trying to put on a persona for the cameras, she’s just trying not to cry or wet herself in fear. As the maknae, she can’t be last — she doesn’t have to win, she just is deathly afraid of being the worst. To the restaurant lady: “Quickly, please! You don’t even have to cook it! Oh, right, we’re going to eat it.”

girlfriday: She’s like a scared little bunny. I just want to give her a hug. Ji-woo on the other hand, manages to sweet-talk everyone on each leg of her journey, despite not having enough money to pay.

javabeans: Ha. Like the taxi driver is gonna kick her out for being short on cash? They’re all like, “Oh, we’ll make it work.” And she’s pouring on the aegyo, managing to be both oddly transparent about her motives yet really cute too.

girlfriday: She somehow comes off as cute despite clearly working it. I think her real personality is slightly ditzy (not in a bad way, but cute and not exactly super bright).

javabeans: It’s funny if you mostly know her from her post-Winter Sonata days, because she has that glamorous, untouchable goddess image. But yeah, I recall from her earlier days that she was known for saying slightly weird things — like, they were verbal blunders but she came off sweetly dim, rather than dumb.

girlfriday: Yeah, yeah. That’s mostly the persona that I’m familiar with too.

javabeans: It’s like her character in A Star’s Lover — she’s a big movie star with a chic image, but she’s actually (in the reality of the drama) super tightly managed and given the right answers ahead of time. When she goes off script, she comes off ignorant and clueless, which is essentially what her character is — a poor girl who struck it big. Anyway, that’s how I see Choi Ji-woo’s real personality, and you totally see that here. Adorable ditz — and the ditz part is intentional, it’s not like she’s being dim accidentally.

girlfriday: She knows how to turn on the aegyo, for sure. I love that she stops to knock on her watermelon, “Is it ripe?” Who cares? RUN!

javabeans: Speaking of aegyo, Ji-woo’s the last to make it back, and Hye-young calls her to tell her to hurry up.

girlfriday: Hye-young: “Where are you?” Ji-woo: “In your heart!” Hahaha.

javabeans: It’s so random, but such a cute-ditz thing to say.

girlfriday: It’s so funny because it comes out of nowhere. Hye-young is all frantic, and Ji-woo just chirps, “In unni’s heart!” like it’s a logical answer to her question.

javabeans: I love how the cameras pan out to show the level of chaos this task has created in Yeouido — an area that is no stranger to stars, being where all the broadcast stations are located. But the presence of all these cameras, and frantic actresses, creates this insanity that you can’t help but get sucked into. Things start calming down once the actresses start to return with their foods, since they have to wait for the team to assemble before being allowed to start the main race.

girlfriday: Su-geun’s team takes off first, and Ji-woo arrives with her watermelon, but Seung-gi has chosen the wrong time to go to the bathroom. Sumi already starts to swear impatiently. Omg, love it.

javabeans: What’s even better? Su-geun’s team is dashing to their car as Ji-woo runs in, and Ji-won and Seo Woo both misdirect her to the cafe. HA! Let the games begin. It doesn’t work, but Seo Woo still feels the guilt of her momentary lapse in ethics, and worries to her teammates. Haneul: “Good job! You must have a knack for variety TV.”

girlfriday: Everyone’s so fidgety — the actresses are reapplying their makeup, Tae-woong is turning on the aegyo, Jong-min has gone from stuttering to near incoherent babbling. It’s a little more awkward in Ho-dong’s car, until Sumi tells Ji-woo that he was going on about how pretty she is. Immediately, Ji-woo: “OPPAAAAA~! Ho-dong oppa!”

javabeans: It’s a good thing he wasn’t driving, because he practically goes into cardiac arrest.

girlfriday: Seriously. The way he and Seung-gi light up every time she turns on the aegyo is priceless.

javabeans: The lesson here? Men are easy.

girlfriday: It’s the power of the “Oppa~~.”

javabeans: And then… the awesome begins. Clue hunting time!

girlfriday: Su-geun’s team gets busy snacking, until he calls out for everyone to check under their feet for any clues that the PDs might have planted there, just like last time. Score!

javabeans: It’s hilarious because our first thought — well, mine at least — is that it’s too similar to last week’s mission to repeat right away, and that’s probably what the guys are thinking…unti l they find a clue hidden in the car. And another. And another. (I wonder if the PDs thought that they were safe, figuring that the guys wouldn’t suspect a repeat.)

girlfriday: It’s extra hilarious by contrast because Ho-dong’s car is busy explaining last week’s mission to the girls, while Su-geun’s team is already solving this week’s.

javabeans: I love that they wonder if the other team is also digging around in their car, but they decide that no, Ho-dong will be too busy in his MC/interviewing mode to think of that. And lo and behold, cut to the other car: Ho-dong is busily interviewing/narrating to his car. HA. Team Ho-dong is busily reminiscing about the last mission, sharing funny stories with the actresses. Ji-woo is surprisingly good at solving the puzzles from last week, although Hye-young points out that she sets them all up for her. Ji-woo says she’s happy to “pick up your leftovers,” which sounds so weird coming from the big star, and they agree they make the perfect team.

girlfriday: Su-geun’s team finds clue after clue, and get so delightfully carried away in being ahead of the game. Haneul worries that she promised her friends she wouldn’t get all excitable, but that seems like bad advice to me. Her inability to contain herself makes her seem so likable.

javabeans: That, plus she seems pretty savvy to me, catching on to the spirit of the game right away. Su-geun’s car is all pretty quick on the uptake, jumping into puzzle-solving mode. They don’t yet know what order the clues go in, but they may as well solve ‘em!

girlfriday: And she does the perfect things, like when Jung-ah identifies the songs right away, Haneul screams, “Unni, jjang!” So cute.

javabeans: Tae-woong gets on the phone to his friend to start working on their first find — the members can’t access the internet, but they can call friends who can… Tae-woong must have one nerdy friend because the caption points out that it’s the same guy as last time, some dude named Dal-sem. And he gets so excited that the trips over his words. I love how Seo Woo and Haneul laugh at how dorky he is in real life, hee.

girlfriday: Omg, when they’re talking about having to jump in the water, Jung-ah says, “They should give people who raise kids a pass.” And Tae-woong’s response? “I raise dogs.” HA. Hahahaha. When did Tae-woong start being so funny? Is he only funny around girls?

javabeans: He’s a DORK, which is what it is! Maybe that’s why his only female celebrity friend is Su Ae — ‘cause he’s actually really bad with girls. Haha. It’s like with his dog feet.

girlfriday: Seriously. How can a man who seems so cool be such a dork? It’s so cute.

javabeans: Na PD finally calls to give them their first hint, which is the one clue they haven’t found ahead of time: A CD with three songs they must identify. They’re quick to identify them, mostly thanks to Jung-ah who gets the older songs right away — but thankfully, they’ve also got the youthful Haneul and Seo Woo to immediately identify FinKL’s “Ruby.” When they get the go-ahead to find the second clue, they feign ignorance, pretending this is the first they’re hearing of it (hee), but as soon as they hang up, they’re like, “Eh, we’ve already done that one. Put it away.” On the other hand, Team Ho-dong seems to be catching up on the crafty quotient: Haneul calls Ji-woo to suss out how their team’s doing, and asks where they are. Ji-woo lies readily, “At my house!” Haha. It’s like, lying is totally a given on this show, but she doesn’t even try to fish for a believable one.

girlfriday: I totally expected her to answer: “In your heart!” Looks like the race heats up next week, with plenty of reversals of fortune, just the way we like it.


71 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Estelle

    I can’t wait to watch this on KBSWorld! 😀

    • 1.1 olive

      Poor Jongminnie…being surrounded by actresses must be really hard for him (in cute way) hahahhahaaa…but I love his babbling and try-too-hard aegyo….Love Jongmin…such golden at heart…

  2. sushi

    bwahahahaha choi ji woo was a total ditz

    • 2.1 Kiara

      Lol good thing she’s pretty. I cant wait to watch it on tv. Thank you JB :).

      • 2.1.1 Kiara

        and Girlfriday :).

  3. misso

    YAYYYY!!!! its here.. now off to read!

    • 3.1 misso

      thanks JB and GF
      taewoong is soooo adorkable.
      can’t wait for next episode~~~ Go Haneul!

  4. questions987

    2 days of stalking PAID OFF!

  5. rumba lumba

    aaaaaahhhhh i jsut watched part 2 of this.

    it’s gonna be a 3-episode special. muahahaahahaa!

    i just wished Sugeun’s team didnt have to look for the clues. it wasn’t fair game right from the get-go.

    • 5.1 rumba lumba

      also, if you watched the episode, Seunggi was the most popular.

      when Na PD said that they’ll get to meet Sugeun since he’s the most popular, Lee Hye-Young said, “is it just a meeting? if so, can’t we then just meet Seung-gi?” and everyone was like nodding. rofl. Kim Soomi was a total boss that’s why no one dared to pick Seunggi.

      and Taewoong was sooo talkative in this special (especially in part 2). ahahaha.

      • 5.1.1 Nhu

        Smart ladies. If it was me, I’d totally go for Seung Gi. SO SO SO SO CUTE! And so were all the ladies. Seeing the dorky boys interact with the almost equally dorky ladies. How fun.

    • 5.2 Arhazivory

      lol. I don’t know if ‘fair’ applies to 1N2D but one-upping each other does.

      • 5.2.1 rumba lumba

        ha. because on the episode last night (the part 2), hodong was thinking of searching the car for clues since they were waiting for it for a long time. but them Kim Soo Mi said they should have ‘fair play’ and stopped Hodong. that was sooo hilarious.

        poor Seo Woo. she was just silent all throughout up until last night’s ep. all she did was solve the puzzle. rofl.

        i felt that Hodong’s team was the more ‘fun’ team in terms of interaction, even though Kim Haneul was probably the actress that shined the most. she was totally hot and bubbly.

        Hodong was like, “Seunggi, do you like your sunbae Jiwoo?” and Seunggi was like, “Of course!” but then Jiwoo went, “But you like Kim Haneul better!” ROFL hilarious.

        • L

          I only watched part 1 so far and I like Sugeun’s team more… even though they have 2 people that don’t really talk much.

          It’s no fun if everyone plays fair LOL. I don’t think this was ever an issue on 1N2D. Isn’t Sugeun’s team expecting Hodong to search the car at some point?

          • rumba lumba

            yes, but Hodong’s team focused more on the actresses and just did the missions when they had to. i think they understood that even though the missions are important, having these actresses and more important and they did not let the chance pass to interact with them.

            on Sugeun’s team, only Kim Haneul was talking. Seo Woo was practically dead and Yeom Jung-Ah had her moments, but they were not as interactive as Hodong’s team.

            and again, even though Sugeun & Taewoong & Jiwon are hilarious, the MCs of Strong Heart were better in engaging their guests. even Jongmin was quite active. they all talked to their guests as opposed to Sugeun’s team where no one even bothered with Seo Woo. poor girl.
            i also felt bad for Hye Young. she’s had her moments but Choi Jiwoo practically ate all the camera time and answered all the questions correctly lol. but Kim Soomi was hilarious (especially in part 2!).

          • Sherlyn

            like u, i only watched part 1 so far…
            and i like seugeun’s team more…
            they so cute…
            and they really make me LOL…like, really LOL!!!

            im gonna watch last night’s ep…
            even without sub it’s ok….

          • artemispie

            I enjoyed SuGeun’s team more too….I understand HoDong’s need to interview them, but I don’t watch 1N2D to watch an interview. I’m sure most people and most of Korea are familiar with these actresses and their interview personas. ;( I found myself kinda fast-forwarding some parts of HoDong’s team for this reason. >.<

            I wanted to see the actresses suffer the same as the guys!! LOL I'm so mean *koff*

            SuGeun's team interactions made me laugh so much I cried.

          • Jen

            Yeah, I have to agree- as much as I enjoy Hodong and Seung-gi MC-ing together, I would have preferred more 1n2d related shenanigans in Hodong’s team, if only to build dramatic tension. Were Hodong not such an accomplished MC they probably would have been more focused on the mission, and that stuff can always bring about more unexpected/exciting moments than interviews really. That’s also the problem of having Seung-gi and Hodong on the same team I think- they work so well together as hosts, it’s almost like they can’t help it.

            That said Choi Jiwoo’s interaction with Hodong was super, super cute.

    • 5.3 nixxochick

      lol..i dont think the word “fair” can be used when talking about 1d2n.
      i think that team was pretty smart to check for clues while the other team was just talking

  6. Ace

    Na-PD was soooo shy and polite to the actresses, hehe…just started watching part 2

    Thanks JB & GF for the fast recap!

  7. ...

    this was such an AWESOME episode!!!! so hilarious!!!! can’t wait for the subs to come out for this week’s ep!

    • 7.1 rumba lumba

      it;s like 3 weeks from now. i knowwww……right? >=(

  8. Bevz08

    I was waiting for this like crazy!!!thanks!!now its time for me to read…hihihi

  9. stars4u

    This epi almost had me to run together with them! It’s so fun!!

  10. 10 janna

    Awesome. Interesting to see what kind of outfits they’d show up in. I wouldn’t want to run around in wedge shoes all day. On the other hand, those green boots say “I am ready to get fierce about this.”

  11. 11 Arhazivory

    Thanks for the recap ladies. XD Man…I can hardly wait, but no pption but to.

  12. 12 John

    Hilarious. I wish the actresses could be a regular addition to the show.

  13. 13 bluelime

    thanks for the recap!! <3 it totally made my day!! =D

    i always look forward to reading the 1N2D episode recaps on DB!! <3

  14. 14 Niki

    Kewl!! i was totally looking forward to this coz of Ji Woo and Seo Woo. And i remembered thinking how Hae Young was hilarious back in Heroine 6. Can’t wait to catch this on KBSWorld. Thanks for the recaps. This seemed like a blast.

  15. 15 qen

    i want it now…..

  16. 16 L

    Kim Haneul is so cool. Can’t wait to see her play some games! 😀

    • 16.1 Kiara

      I know she’s my favorite.

  17. 17 -_-

    this ep looks AWESOME…Im loving tae woong right now lol, cute dork

    Can’t wait for some subs

  18. 18 Haiyuu

    Ah I was looking forward to this recap. Thanks JB & GF! 😛

    I loved this episode and was so surprised at how sweet and bubbly the actresses were. Esp CJW…lol

    Would you guys ever consider doing a live commentary to a 1N2D episode for a podcast? That would be EPIC. Haha.

  19. 19 laya

    Thank you for the recap! A bright start to my Monday! ^_^

  20. 20 elfie

    okay. i’ve never commented here before, but just haveta say… YOU GUYS ARE DAEBAK. i watch all the shows live (i live in korea) but reading ur recaps make me enjoy them just SO.MUCH.MORE.

    thanks a billionkatrillion for recapping 1n2d.

    they’re just PURE.GOLD.^^

  21. 21 ck1Oz

    Thank you.I was laughing so hard at your recap that I had to download the episode to watch now.

    Awesome.I never laugh as loud as when I read your 1N2D recaps.

    • 21.1 Maho

      Haha…I couldnt stop giggling as I read along…awsome recap by JB as always

  22. 22 elfie

    i’ve never replied on this website before… but just was soooo compelled to give a huge THANKS.

    i’m sooo happy you guys decided to recap 1N2D.

    they’re just. PURE.GOLD.

    i was curious… how do you guys plan these out? it sounds like a convo….. do u guys watch them simultaneously and comment on msn or some other form of instant messenger?

  23. 23 lei

    where can i watch this with sub?

  24. 24 whatis

    maaaaaaan… this was so gooood!!!

    Yea.. I think the highlight of the episode is.. the actresses realizing that what happens on the screen is EXACTLY what happens… hahaha! Their facial expressions tells all when they hear they’re suppose to ACTUALLY go into the water if they lose. It’s great! HAHAHA

  25. 25 artemispie

    I stalk this site weekly just for these recaps! <3

    Just watched the second part tonight and I laughed so much that I cried. But I won't say anything as to not spoil anyone! ^^ Personally, I enjoyed Sugeun's team more, esp in this second episode. I enjoy their interactions more.

    The reason is that I felt like the two teams were two different 1N2D's. SuGeun's team definitely held up the tradition of what 1N2D is…you know the one-upping, the competition…the image-ruining moments..LOL. Nobody was being polite to each other and I felt Yeom Jung Hwa, Haneul and Seo Woo were very genuine in their reactions and didn't care about image. OMG like at the end when they were fighting each other for food…..EH OH EL.

    HoDong's team was too polite IMO. It was a lighter, nicer 1N2D's. It was fun to watch also but I felt they were too concerned with their IMAGE, both the guys and girls. I didn't laugh as hard until …you know..things started happening to them. OMG Choi J Woo and Kim Soo Mi…..LOL <<

    • 25.1 rumba lumba

      it’s probably because in Sugeun’s team, all of them are in their 30’s except for Seo Woo.

      on the other hand, Kim Soo Mi is 60, Hodong is 40, then Hye Young in her late 30’s, Ji Woo in in her mid-30’s, JongMin is early 30’s, and Seunggi is mid-20’s.

      LOL at Kim Soo Mi. and her muk-jji-ppa shout. rofl.

      actually, for me, Choi Ji Woo was the best in terms of image-ruining. you just dont really see her outside the lonely, poor, always crying soul in her dramas. it’s like the Choi Jiwoo in 1N2D is this other funny twin of the poor Choi Jiwoo in dramas. with Kim Haneul you already have an idea that she’s bubbly. Jiwoo in her dramas rarely smiles. rofl.

      and sometimes Yeom Jung Ah was spacing out, prolly because her child was sick that day and all throughout the ep, even the part 1 you see her talking on the phone. and Seo Woo, i jsut didnt feel her presence. lol. and poor her she was the only one solving the puzzle.

      i liked that with Hodong’s team they let the 3 actresses solve the puzzle + puzzleboy Seunggi. Seunggi even let Hye Young put in the last piece of the puzzle. and i liked how they take turns on the driving. one minute it’s Seunggi, then it’s Hye Young, then even Hodong drove. to make matters worse, Jiwon, who was sitting on the back seat, switched with Seo Woo. and so Seo Woo was just there in the back seat alone. shouldve switched with Taewoong.

      from the previews it seems that Jiwoo will be the black hole in multiplication game. LOOOOOL.

      • 25.1.1 artemispie

        LOL OMG CHOI JI WOO~~~ Yeah that was really hilarious. I kind felt bad for her. But really I felt that reaction was produced by the huge event rather than simple interactions.

        For example I would’ve liked more of what SuGeun’s team did at the end of ep2. It was such a simple setting and the laughter was fueled by their actions. You can see Seo Woo start to break out too. I loved her “I wanna see my mom~~!!”

        Cute Seo Woo…am I the only one who (despite her small screentime) actually become a bigger fan of her? She kinda came off as annoying and snotty to me in some of her dramas, but I really liked her here. She looks so small and squishy too, I wanna give her a huge hug. LOL

        But in hindsight, I realized their age after you mentioned it! LOL I guess they’re the “young blood” team and that explains a lot of their childish actions.

      • 25.1.2 Maho

        Watch Choi Ji Woo in The Actresses, who knows how much was real in that movie but it does show a interesting view of Ji Woo.

  26. 26 Stephanie

    hahahahha I hope TW stars in a romcom soon. He’s too cute, just too cute.

    • 26.1 mary


      I’ll just watch the first few episodes of DGCH where he’s the cold-hearted-executive-who-suddenly-gets-a-crush-on-a-country-bumpkin.

      He’s adorkable in that part.

  27. 27 cinta

    I’ve been stalking dramabeans ever since the actress special episode first aired… Thx for the recaps javabeans & girlfriday, you r awesome…

    When I watched the episode, I thought I watched two different 1N2D shows, Su Guen’s team went for variety style while Ho Dong’s team did documentary. I don’t know if that’s what the PD asked them to do, but I enjoyed both teams. The main thing was to see the interaction between the guys & the girls and the girls’ real personalities.

    But last night’s episode was great! OMG… The prank camera, the mukjiba intimidation, the fight over the food, even the guys were surprised!

    Honestly I prefer Ho Dong’s teamwork effort when they solved the puzzle together, while Su Guen’s team let the cutie Seo Woo worked on it alone.

    But I enjoyed both teams’ interactions with each other, sure Ho Dong’s team went on with their documentary style, but maybe it’s because they have older actresses on their team and Soo Mi asked them to play fairly.

    Can’t wait for their dinner bokbulbok & sleeping bokbulbok. When I saw the preview, it seemed like 4 girls & 2 guys slept outside. But it’s kinda weird since the team should be 3 girls and 3 guys. Oh well, everything’ll be answered next Sunday, glad they extend it to three episodes =)

  28. 28 snoopyvkd

    I was used to watching 1N2D without subtitles. And even without understanding all the subtleness in the jokes, it’s already fun and hilarious. Now, thanks to you girls, I get to laugh two times more. Once when watching and afterwards, I giggle by myself while reading your recap in the train.
    At some point, I thought that Hye young was going to get really pissed when Ji woo always beat her to shout out the right answer.
    Can’t wait recap of the next one!

  29. 29 marie*

    I too was a bit skeptical towards the Actress Special, but so far I really liked the first part! I liked Su Geun’s team more – their chemistry seemed more fresh and vibrant, because the age gap wasn’t so large. I have to say, I’m starting to like Kim Ha-Neul more and more :), her personality is so cute! I loved Tae-Woong’s line “I have dogs – hahah he’s so dorky cute.

  30. 30 FlexibleSamurai

    hahaha, everyone’s so cute and funny.

    big thanks, girls, for such a funny recap:)

  31. 31 strawberryfieldsforever

    this 1N2D episode is sooooooooo good! talk about crazy and funny and guys being dorky! 😀

  32. 32 MEI

    You have to see episode 2, CHO JI WOO was like crying..hahaha.

    It was funny how kim ha neul just burst out laughing when tae-woong said something. hahahaha. she’s so cute and very ready wearing those neon green boots hahaha

  33. 33 Ani

    So much fun. I find all of the girls adorable. Seo Woo being all puppy-like and scared. Choi Ji-woo being ditzy yet enduringly cute. Madam Sumi swearing (hahahaha) and claiming Seugigi. Jung-ah I haven’t seen any of her shows (although there’s ALOT), but is just as awesome. Haneul all excited and likable. And Hye-young playing the Unni to Jiwoo’s ditzy self. Oh, all adorable and PRETTY. . . Just stay away from my Eun Jiwon. HAHAHA.

  34. 34 MEI

    part 2 recap definitely has to come soon! i was re-watching it again and there was a part where tae-woong actually yelled hahahahaha! I think, from my limited understanding of korean, they didn’t let him to join the rock-paper-scissors because he was able to win a spoon beforehand and he got angry =)))

  35. 35 Onigiricchi

    oh, i have such a renewed liking for choi ji-woo. one of my best friends gives me the exact answer of “in your heart!” (complete with full kawaii mode on) whenever i ask for her location. xD

    i think i laughed so hard when reading recaps my mum thought i was choking on water. oh javabeans, girlfriday and 1n2d, never change! 😀

  36. 36 sarah

    I´ve been waiting for this.. =) I had read other recaps but still not satisfied and really want your recaps.. now its on… will start reading.. =)
    load of thanks! Love all your recaps.. especially on 1n2d.. keep it up! =)

  37. 37 mary

    How awesome is this episode???

    Although it makes me think what would’ve happened if JB and GF were invited as guests instead.

    They’ll probably kill each other, fighting over the choice of teammates THEN sabotage their own team so they can sleep outside with TW or SG.

  38. 38 alittlepaperstory

    Yesterday’s episode was so hilarious! I can’t wait to read your recaps! ^______^ These actresses were really good selection for the show in that they don’t even try to pretend to be polite/proper and I absolutely LOVE it! LOL!

  39. 39 akikisetsu

    thanks again for the recap! 🙂

    by the way, I read in a korean blog site that choi ji woo and kim ha neul were spotted having brunch together. Nice to know that they’ve become closer after 1n2d.

  40. 40 John

    it’s been asked before…but is there a link to a subbed or not subbed episode of this special?

    • 40.1 rumba lumba


    • 40.2 Arhazivory

      It won’t be out till 3 weeks from now.

  41. 41 Ace

    A little off topic, but Seung-gi related….Here’s news about his cameo on Best Love this Wednesday:

    Again, my question is: Why is it not Wednesday yet?? 😉

  42. 42 Ann

    anybody know the song use in the begining of 1N2D actresses special…..the very first one that show all actresses face one by one….thanks

  43. 43 yix

    CJW is my favorite hahahaha is so cute and lovely and the same time is like uh? uh? why? aaah~~ kkkk and the big KSM is sooooo funny, molle camara !!! waaa!!! KHN almost cry.. no price no price and KHD hahahaha.. poor Na PD kkkk love it!!

  44. 44 Lydia

    CJW is also my favorite. I had a good laugh watching her falling, slipping, yelling in the cold water. She is really funny. Must watch actress episode.

  45. 45 Kes

    Dude, I’m so glad you started recapping this show! I had never heard of it before, but the recaps were so vicariously hilarious that I had to seek it out. AWESOME.

    If you missed most of the show too, there’s at least one episode I can recommend, having found it in my random skipping around the archives; episode 83 (maybe 183 by your reckoning? It’s the one where they visit Oeyeon.) The previous episode sets it up, wherein they stop at another island and then ditch Seung-gi. But after that is the most hilarious/adorable/awesome/bromantic series of events EVER. XD I seriously almost died laughing every five minutes, inbetween going ‘awwwww’. Puppy Seung-gi! Papa Bear and Baby Bear! Mutual confessions of love! SO. CUTE.

  46. 46 chinky

    thanks so much for the recaps. i’ll be waiting for this episode to be shown in kbsworld =)

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