Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Introducing Running Man: Episode 50
by | July 10, 2011 | 133 Comments

[New feature! You asked for Running Man recaps, so we delivered. Well, mostly we found someone else to do the heavy lifting, but hey, she’s awesome, so we take full credit for that. We hope you’ll join us in welcoming gummimochi and that you’ll enjoy her recaps as much as we do. Let the race begin! -GF]

This new feature is for all you avid Running Man fans out there and those who enjoy some action with your weekly dose of Sunday variety. This episode marks the one-year anniversary for Running Man so it’s a perfect opportunity for both old and new fans to join in on the fun!

A Running Man Recipe: Mix in one group of celebrities with various geographical landmarks and sprinkle some sleep deprivation and blend it together with some games/missions. Bake carefully and you have well-rounded Running Man cake.


There’s usually enough action-packed fun for one or two episodes so the cast shoots weekly or twice a month. The cast includes:

  • Yoo Jae-suk: 39, comedian and main MC of the other half of variety Kang Ho-dong isn’t hosting (Known as Yoo-ruce Willis for easily evading his captors in Hide-and-Seek, Yoo Hyuk for his desire to be the Big Man on campus, and is commonly a team leader);
  • Ji Suk-jin: 43, comedian and MC (Known as Big Nose Hyung for his characteristically large schnoz);
  • Kim Jong-kook: 34, singer who debuted with 90’s K-pop group Turbo, currently has a solo career (His nicknames include Spartakooks, often accompanied by the 300 chant “SPARTA!” for his brawn, and the Capable One for being quick on the uptake when it comes to missions. He’s often the opposing team leader);
  • Song Ji-hyo: 29, actress (Crime Squad) (Known as Mung Ji-hyo for her tendency to be a space cadet, Ace Ji-hyo for her agility at other missions);
  • Kang Gary: 33, singer with rap duet Leessang (Known as Gary-sshi, a play on words on ‘Mr. Gary’ or Gary-shi, for his occasional mumbling);
  • Haha: 32, singer & comedian (Known as Haroro for his resemblance to ‘Pororo,’ a popular Korean children’s cartoon character);
  • Lee Kwang-soo: 25, actor (City Hunter) (Known as Incriminating Kwang-soo for his rumors that are usually unfounded)

EPISODE 50. Broadcast on July 3, 2011

Happy 1 year Anniversary Running Man! Have you run out of places to run in Korea and gone global now? The cast meets at Incheon International Airport sporting their airport fashion. The entire cast is excited to travel overseas to Bangkok, Thailand not knowing what lies ahead. When they land, it’s time to select teams.

Before another word is said, Ji-hyo darts down the corridor, ever the Ace. There’s a black line that stops the cast in their tracks since, after all, crossing first doesn’t always mean good news in Running Man Land. They push and shove each other across and the order in which they crossed matches up to the card number the guests have drawn.

Cue our first guest, actress Kim Min-jung (Thorn Birds, New Heart) and the boys stutter and fawn over her presence. Leave it to Haha to make a ‘friendly’ move to hug her and Ji-hyo warns him to stay back. Min-jung’s picks are Kim Jong-kook and Yoo Jae-suk, both of whom are beyond ecstatic.

Oh boy, this ought to be interesting. Both competitive team leaders on one team? Jae-suk and Jong-kook usually butt heads in order to win missions in the past, so perhaps they’ll put their differences aside – oh, who am I kidding? They’re going to one-upsmanship each other the entire time!

Ji-hyo picks Gary (yay Monday Couple! These two were paired together as a ‘couple’ and known to be one only on Mondays, the day Running Man shoots) and Haha, who gripes about being the third wheel. Which leaves Suk-jin and Kwang-soo teamed with 2PM’s Nichkhun, an occasional RM guest.

Ji-hyo immediately changes her mind, shouting, “I want to be on Nichkhun’s team!” You and me both, honey. The PD restricts Nichkhun to speak in Korean only, eliminating any possibility for an unfair advantage. Kwang-soo: “Then we don’t need him…”

Thus begins the Bangkok Race with a huge cash prize on the line for the winning team. Earlier, the staff checked three ranked luggage bags from Korea that determine when they can leave the airport. Min-jung’s team heads out first, with Ji-hyo and Nichkhun’s team trailing behind them.

Ha! It’s as if the boys have never seen a female actress before as they primp and ready themselves for Min-jung in the bathroom. But don’t take her for a dainty princess – she’s on a mission dammit!

The teams head out in 5 minute increments and when the doors open…they’re completely drowned in the sounds of screaming RM fans holding various decorated placards of love for Running Man. Power of the Hallyu wave, for sure. It seems all the members have fans in Thailand, even Kwang-soo. One fan even wore his signature mustache! Hahaha. Next stop: Khaosan Road.

In the taxi, Jong-kook informs Min-jung that Gary chose her as his ideal woman and she meekly reminds him that Gary is part of the Monday Couple. Jae-suk and Jong-kook promptly reply, “Don’t worry about it. It’s pretty much over.” Say it ain’t so!

They previously heard Min-jung prefers good-looking guys and she turns to Jae-suk, “Oppa, you know I like you, right?” and Jong-kook guesses that it isn’t true then. They’re not pleased to hear that Ji-hyo’s team has pulled ahead of them, no thanks to the driver who stays within the speed limit.

Jihyo’s team munches over a gift from a fan as the boys continue to fawn over Min-jung. Ji-hyo isn’t worried about Gary’s crush since he can love her like a fan. Gary: “But I love her more than that.” A garden snake drops onto the rear window and the boys jump out of their skins but Ji-hyo flips out her camera to snap a picture. No ordinary girl she is!

Khaosan Road is a tourist attraction and primarily famous for its street food and shops. God, I’m booking the next flight to Bangkok, this food is making my mouth water. The mission is a Speed Movie Quiz and the teams must employ foreign tourist volunteers: those who know K-pop, a foreign couple, and a blond-haired woman.

It takes a few tries for everyone, as they find it difficult to break through the language barrier. One of the answers for Min-jung’s team is the “Terminator” and Min-jung imitates the famous raised thumb gesture with the classic line, “I’ll be back,” and the woman excitedly yelps, “2PM!” Keh. Hottests will agree, methinks.

The cast is off to Thachang, a market next to the river. Min-jung’s team is in first place, followed by Ji-hyo, and Nichkhun’s team. Are the fans taking some sort of bullet train? The same placards and signs are following them everywhere!

The second round is where the moolah appears. Min-jung’s team receives 15,000 Baht for arriving first. Each team must correctly order three Thai dishes and eat them. That’s one way to eat lunch! It’s a piece of cake for Nichkhun, who can easily identify the food for his team.

I can’t even pronounce half these dishes so it’s no wonder some of the members have such a difficult time. Nichkhun bends the rules and parrots the correct pronunciation to Ji-suk. That riles up Min-jung who claims he’s cheating and Nichkhun innocently says he’s only using Korean.

The teams are trying to get their dishes to-go and Nichkhun drops the hint, “Go home!” which Suk-jin and Kwang-soo immediately use. An exasperated Nichkhun, unable to speak Thai or English to the locals, finally says: “This is so frustrating!” and Kwang-soo exclaims, “I want to go home!” HAHA. Nichkhun’s team has no trouble buying the other items and heads back.

The teams dig in, and they’re told only after they finish eating whether or not they ordered the correct dish. Nichkhun and Ji-hyo’s teams eat dish after dish, with Min-jung’s team running behind with their food. Jae-suk takes any opportunity to boast about Min-jung and proudly rubs it in that Min-jung fed him first.

Minjung’s team is only on their first dish while the others begin their third, and then are told that it’s incorrect. The look on Jong-kook is absolutely priceless, as if Spartakooks is going to pounce and eat the PD whole.

Nichkhun chuckles and mentions they’ve gotten a similar dish but that ain’t it. He adds that the store is “somewhere out there” before his team head off to the next leg of the race.

Ji-hyo’s team heads out in second place and leaves Min-jung’s team to wait for Jong-kook to backtrack to the vendor. When he returns, Min-jung hurriedly orders Jong-kook to start eating. A slightly startled Jong-kook, “You’re..a little like..Ji-hyo…”

To top it off, he says Min-jung runs along the same lines as Lee Hyo-ri and Ji-hyo; as in, all pretty but feisty. They finally succeed and before they head out, the boys tease Min-jung about acting as her bellboys and she proclaims while holding her hat, “But I’m carrying my own stuff!”

At the riverfront, Nichkhun informs his team that he knows of a faster water taxi and they dash to another post. But Ji-hyo’s team can smell something fishy and follows their tracks, and misses them by a few seconds. When they catch the next water taxi, Haha revels, “Yes! Kim Jong-kook’s last!” It’s not long after Ji-hyo’s boat catches up with Nichkun’s boat…then zooms off. Oh yea it’s a race!

It’s Nichkhun’s team who pulls in first and they’re asked to choose a car key between a sedan and a van. Their key opens up the van and they happily climb in, that is, until they’re told that the van needs 6 people a.k.a. 2 teams to leave.

Aw, then the PD shuts the door, locking them inside. Has the RM PD been taking private lessons from Na PD? They’re left to wait for another team to share in their fate.

Jihyo’s team lucks out and picks the sedan, not knowing Nichkhun’s team is stuck inside the van. Min-jung’s team takes the last key and lingers around until an infuriated Kwang-soo shouts, “Let’s go! We’re late!” with choruses of, “We were in first place and now we’re last – with you!”

Nichkhun’s facial expression changes and he mentions, “This road looks familiar…” Sure enough, the cast is headed to Nichkhun’s house with his entire family in attendance. Haha is immediately drawn to one of Nichkhun’s sisters and openly declares his affection towards her, much to her father’s chagrin.

He then lists his credentials as a future son-in-law: a Korean celebrity, with a building, and 2 helicopters to his name. What are they paying you, Haroro? The game is to choose four family members who each say one syllable simultaneously and it’s up to the Running Men to identify the word. Not once, but three times. Yea, it’s no easy feat.

The other teams arrive and Nichkhun warmly greets his family. K-pop idols rarely get to visit home, especially for those who live abroad, so it’s nice to see some heartwarming family reunions. Nichkhun introduces his family to the cast, starting with his grandmother and bunches the rest together, “Aunts, uncles, cousins, the like…” Heh, nice going Nichkhun. You do have a lot of family.

There are a few cute cousins that provide the teams with some advantage: one who lets slip a clue to Min-jung’s team by jumping the gun, and another who nods whenever Kwang-soo correctly guesses a syllable. Too cute! So innocent for variety…And of course Haha tries to bribe her by slipping a snack into her hands.

The teams go for a few more rounds and the lengthy time gets everyone, especially Suk-jin, agitated. In half-annoyance and distraction, he tosses out some answers for Min-jung’s team that happen to be correct, which allows Min-jung’s team to successfully finish the mission in jubilee, picking up a first place cash bag. Eventually, all the teams head towards their final destination: the hotel swimming pool.

Jae-suk berates his VJ in the taxi about constantly filming Min-jung instead of the rest of them, asking, “Are you shooting a home video?” Heh, and aww. In Ji-hyo’s taxi, Gary pokes a little fun by asking Ji-hyo to repeat the words ‘Kae-na-ri‘ (forsythia – a type of yellow flower) and ‘song-ah-ji‘ (calf) several times and plays on her Mung Ji-hyo status as a space cadet until she sings. They do say that love makes you childish…

The teams arrive at the hotel through different locations. Who will grab the flag first? It’s Min-jung’s team, and they spot the flag floating on a platform. They grab it, making them the winners of the Bangkok Race! They seem in a hurry to split up that cash, but I would hold onto that if I were you, ’cause things are not always what they seem on Running Man…

133 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. KimC

    Gosh thanks!!!!!!!

  2. Jywoi

    Running Man!!!
    I’m so happy to see it on dramabeans, I’ve been a fan since the first episode.
    Welcome to gummimochi, your recap was great 🙂

    • 2.1 purplesheesh

      I totally agree, RM is the greatest thing on TV (aside from dramas) :))

  3. jennie

    haha, i can’t wait to watch this!!!
    i love running man!

  4. stars4u

    Yay! running man!!! I have yet to watch this episode and it’s nice to see that there’s a recap on the show!!!
    I laugh so much while watching this show…

  5. cong.chua.le.le.

    YAY! RUNNING MANN!!! I can’t wait! You guys are wonderful!!!

  6. anais

    Can someone explain to me Kim Minjung’s appeal as a woman? She’s a fabulous actress, but I don’t get why boys would fawn over her. Is it merely a case of beauty being in the eye of the beholder (and hers not appealing to mine)?

    Do you think she’s attractive?

    • 6.1 ionizable

      personally i agree with you, i don’t find her attractive at all, and it might be that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but i have a feeling that they’re fussing over her because of her status as an actress, and because she’s a guest. it’s nice to see the boys paying attention to her regardless of her appearance, though.

    • 6.2 Melissa

      yea…i found her really scary-looking in Thorn Birds with her humungous bug eyes

      • 6.2.1 purplesheesh

        I also agree, she scares me a little 😛

  7. cherry18

    YAYY RUNNING MAN RECAPS NOW! 😀 WOOOTT! Thanks gummimochi! ♥ ^^

  8. YOO

    JB why are you spoiling us like this ?? vareity AND drama’s ? bless you !

  9. lapetite

    Thanks for recapping this! Running Man is seriously addictive, so it’s nice to know there’s a place for recaps while I wait for the episodes to get subbed.

  10. 10 K.


  11. 11 luvs

    oh nice running man! the thailand special looks interesting =] i hope joongki comes back eventually or they get another member it feels a bit empty without the him. i just watched episode 41 when joongki left he looked so sad 🙁 i looooveee ji hyo’s new hair color she looks adorbs

  12. 12 spazzy06

    Yay Running Man recaps!

    I absolutely LOVE this variety show.

  13. 13 ruthie

    oh man running man!!! love it! ive been a fan since the beginning! i wish u guys could go back to the earlier episodes…coz they are so funny and entertaining!

    • 13.1 tadaaflo

      actually u can read past episodes on gummimochi blog. only a few tthough… but i loved it thanks gummimochi!!

  14. 14 ikhh307

    wahh. thank youuuu. this made my day.
    i ve been waiting for new subbed videos of RM for days. recap will also do.. no.. it’s greatt!
    thank youu dramabeans and gummimochi. your recap is jjang 🙂

  15. 15 obivia

    “Has the RM PD been taking private lessons from Na PD?”

    Hahahahahaha! Thanks for signing up for these recaps. I can’t wait for more!

  16. 16 Jossy

    What a lovely surprise!
    Gummimochi you’ve gained one more adoring fan to your following ^_^
    seriously thankyou for this, this shows my little guilty pleasure, along with Khun and the Monday couple lol.
    Awesome recap – Two Thumbs Up xD

  17. 17 jj

    Why are all the actors people I’ve never seen or heard of before? I guess they ran low on drama/movie offers…

    • 17.1 Kender

      I think most people would know Ji-hyo better as Shin’s love interest in Goong, but she was also in Jumong and some other things.

      Kim Min-jung’s done a bunch of projects, from Ireland to Strike Love to Thorn Birds to Flying Boys.

      Kwang-soo’s kind of a newbie, though. He’s in City Hunter right now.

      • 17.1.1 Ani

        Hahaha. I love how you condensed it better than I did since I went all out and included everyone and not just the actors, as jj asked. XD

        • Kender

          Lol I was too distracted watching Casablanca to talk about the whole cast. 😛

    • 17.2 Ani

      Song Jihyo has been in Jumong (really popular) and Goong and Frozen Flower with Jo Insung. Kim Jong Kook was big in the 90s, and he’s still popular today, but avid fans of kpop today are more likely to know more about the boy and girl girls than about people like KJK. Kwang Soo is in City Hunter (which, I’m sure, you know is a popular drama). Kang Gary (with Gil who is not here but a cast in Infinite Challenge) is known in the Korean Hip-Hop movement, and Leessang is known for their unique rap style and, from what I can remember without googling, using full Korean lyrics. HaHa is a gagman (comedian) and aspiring singer and has been in a fair share of variety shows, also having one with his best bud Mc Mong called the The Haha-Mong Show (until our poor Mong-key got hit with military dodging charges). Yoo Jaesuk need no real mentioning for variety watchers since he literally does show up as MC in most variety shows like Hodong (and is equally loved by the nation). Suk-jin was in Star Golden Bell. The non-actor singers (HaHa, KJK, Gary) don’t like to cross over to film, and KJK even laughed off the suggestion once because he prefers sticking to variety and singing (like Eun Jiwon and Jongmin of 1N2D). Jihyo is on the rise again after people fell in love with her wacky character on Running Man, so it’s no surprise if even Goong fans or sageuk watchers don’t remember her. As for Minjung, I’ve not seen any of her dramas because I don’t do dramatic kdramas, but look her up and dramawiki or wikipedia and you’ll see that’s she’s been busy the last couple of years. So they are popular in their own right, is just that, like Jang Dong Gun (the most popular and loved Korean actor in South Korea), if you don’t do dramas that become popular off shore, or do dramas at all, than you tend to fly under the radar foreign wise… But as mentioned in the recap, Running Man spread overseas thanks to fans loving K-Variety and fansubs. The RM cast is popular outside of Korea to kvariety lovers. It’s okay if they fly under your radar.

      • 17.2.1 jyiskool

        Minjung was in Fashion 70s with Joo Jinmo and Chun Jung Myung and Lee Yo Won from what I remember. She’s famous for being a child actress that made it as an adult.

    • 17.3 pigtookie

      there are only 3 actors in the cast ^^ so it’s not surprising if you haven’t heard of them. it depends what dramas/movies you follow. song jihyo has some popularity from acting in goong and jumong, and song joongki is known sungkyunkwan scandal and some others. both had mc activities too. lee kwangsoo is a rookie, after watching running man, it was nice seeing him in city hunter.

      besides these three, there are often actors/actresses who come on the show as guests, sometimes to promote a new show. oh ji ho (fugitive plan b, chuno), jang hyuk (midas, chuno), lee sun gyun (pasta, on air, coffee prince) , park ye jin (my princes, queen seun dok), park bo young, jung yong hwa (you’re beautiful, you’ve fallen for me), kim min jong (athena) were some of the guests.

  18. 18 letseatcookies

    OMG!! YAY!! I’ve been hoping that u guys would recap Running Man!! I really hope u recap some of the old episodes with JoongKi in it…I miss him!! xx

  19. 19 Pak

    Are you fuckin serious?

    I love you guys so much more now. I have been an avid reader for the past three years and I thought the introduction of the 1n2d recaps was fuckin brilliant but now running man too!!!!!

    I could seriously suffocate gumminochi with hugs and kisses!!!!

  20. 20 soiia

    OMG best thing ever!! I’m so glad I can RM’s recaps at dramabeans now! This show is so fun and cool to watch 😀 Now I have all the right in the woooorrlld to be addicted (as if it weren’t the case) to this blod 😀 !! Thank you gummimochi for the awesome recaps and for javabeans and girlfriday to let a spot for this show 😉

  21. 21 Leaf

    Oh no… yet another amazing thing which I really really want to watch but have no time for 🙁

    But who cares, you can sleep when your dead, so if I did want to watch Running Man with English subtitles (due to my unfortunate lack of Korean Skills) would someone tell me where to find it?

    Thank you!!! And Dramabeans is amazing!!!! 😀

    • 21.1 Kim

      Isub is subbing them with great quality. However, they’re only on episode 41, but it’s really worth the waiting.

      Here’s the link:

      You have to register to get the subbing episodes, enjoy =)

      • 21.1.1 Ani

        I love isubs. *sigh*

      • 21.1.2 Bloom

        Do you know if they are in a break or something? Cuz i used to watch the episodes with their subs, but noticed they weren’t releasing any lately. Just wondering 🙂

        • Ani

          Since they are mostly from Canada, I wonder if it’s because finals just finished. School is normally the reason why isubs slow down, and once the break season begins they go all out again.

          • Bloom

            thanks for the info!

        • Kim

          They did tweet that due to finals and school related activities, they’re subbing process is going to be quiet slow. Just bare with it.

  22. 22 le

    thanks for the summary. i thought this episode was pretty good because of the guests and the location so i had to see it raw. i hope you continue to recap the show, it holds me over until the subs are out.

  23. 23 Kim

    A huge fan here. Thanks for the recap, and hopefully many more to come.

  24. 24 kangling

    Yaaaaaiiiii…. THANKS so much for including one of my favs in to your recap list. you so awesome!

  25. 25 Tammu

    Running Man!!!! I LOVE this show sooooo much! Thanks for the recaps, and welcome to the team!!

  26. 26 QT

    I love it that someone finally did recaps on this ^^
    you should also do the episode where Oh Ji Ho is the guest 😀 too bad Song Joong Ki isn’t in RM anymore

    • 26.1 indigowine

      miss joong-ki soooo bad x(
      He and his misconception of drawing ability xD

      • 26.1.1 QT

        yup fail drawing ability xD

  27. 27 Amy

    I’m new to Running Man, can someone kindly describe the differences between Running Man and 1n2d? Is one better than the other? Because after javabeans and girlfriday introduced me to 1n2d, my whole world changed. I became so addicted I spent all my time downloading past 1n2d episodes. So if necessary, I would like to refrain from watching (or becoming addicted to) another variety show unless it’s absolutely absolutely worth my time. Thanks!

    • 27.1 mmmaggie

      @Amy — ME TOO. Seriously, I haven’t watched any other shows for the past two weeks aside from old and current 1N2D. I absolutely adore MC Mong and Kim C is awesome too. Did you see the Best Friends episode? Or Item Delivery? I was literally crying with laughter.

    • 27.2 Kender

      In 1N2D, the premise is that the members go on overnight trips to various places and play games in order to determine things like what (if anything) they eat, where they sleep, and whatever else the PD decides to make them play for. Often they have a mission of some sort; sometimes it’s a group mission, sometimes it’s solo missions, and sometimes it’s split into teams. There are almost never guests.

      As for Running Man, it’s changed quite a bit since it started, but the premise these days is that every week the members go to a new landmark (places like the Olympic stadium, Namsan Tower, or Namdaemun) compete to win “Running Balls,” which are then drawn at random at the end to determine who gets punished. (The punishment involves the losing members dressing up in bright red long underwear and performing a mini mission, usually in public.) There’s a guest nearly every week, and usually the show starts with a Find-the-Guest mission, with the guest performing tasks to eliminate the RM members while still trying to avoid being captured. (Sometimes the RM members are the ones performing the tasks while the guests try to find and eliminate them.) After that mission, they do other games as a group (or sometimes in teams) in order to win more Running Balls — the more RB a member wins, the greater chance they have of avoiding punishment. Guests also have a chance of getting punished, so they’re just as eager to win as the members.

      RM is still evolving as a show, but it’s totally addictive. The members are all wonderful together, and the guests are a lot of fun. There are even some recurring guests, like CN Blue’s Yong-hwa.

      Long story short, you should definitely give it a shot. ^^

      • 27.2.1 Ani

        I miss hide and seek though. I feel as if that was my favorite game. But I understand the need for constant change.

        • L

          That was my favorite game too. So intense.

          But I like the format now too. There’s something different each week and it’s really refreshing & some stuff are really creative 🙂

          Of course the cast is great too 😀

    • 27.3 elizabeth

      I love running man. I did not watch 1D2N until the recent female actors/second leads eps.

      I think it depends on what you like. Runningman has missions and fix games to play and tigher timelines for the members to complete. And usually they have celebrity guests.

      I suggest you start watching the early eps of Runningman, because the early eps till early part of this year are all good. Also it gives you a better foundation to understand the characters and relationship between the members.

      Also since most of the members tend to be leos or sagittarius, if you are one of these signs, chances are you will enjoy the show!

      Having said all that, I really missed Song Joong Ki on the show….

    • 27.4 Arhazivory

      I’ve always considered watching RM, but I’m also afraid of becoming addicted. I’m already in ‘catch-up’ mode for 1N2D (at ep 116 now) so I guess I’ll give this a shot when I’ve ‘cleared’ one variety course. lol.

    • 27.5 Gee

      where do you download subbed 1N2D past episodes??? and yeah, it’s totally worth the panda-eyes (not enough sleep watching these k-variety shows). another show that I would like to recommend to you is Family Outing Season 1… it was full of laugh-till-your-stomach-hurts

      • 27.5.1 rumba lumba

        i was also a fan of FO1, but then there was a controversy in Korea that it hella scripted (like even how a cast would specifically address someone), so i took the 1N2D bandwagon and never looked back.

        • Ani

          Scripted, partly scripted, or not at all, Family Outing still had an awesome cast with great chemistry and provided lots of laughs and was quite popular back in the day. Off course said chemistry full on died when Park Si Yeon and Park Hae Jin joined while Lee Chun Hee and Park Ye Jin exited.

          rumba lumba, at this point we know you only like 1N2D and scorn variety shows like RM and FO, but Amy, some of us would still suggest you go ahead and try it and than depending on your k-variety preferences, you’ll know if it’s something you want to stick with or not.

    • 27.6 rumba lumba

      basically SBS has been trying to copy 1N2D for a long time now.

  28. 28 djinni

    i get mine from i subs also, but i love yalls recaps

  29. 29 grateful1

    I haven’t watched this yet, but GF is right– gummimochi, you are awesome! Great job! Your presence is a most welcome addition here at DB.

    Good scouting, JB and GF!

  30. 30 via

    Thank you so much for this!! I’ve read gummimochi’s past recaps on wordpress so I just know she will be a wonderful addition to the dramabeans team. I’m a huge, huge fan of Running Man and as a non-korean-speaking viewer, it’s a gift to be able to get a recap of RM’s current episodes without going crazy while waiting for subs. I really miss Song Joong Ki as part of the cast, but the rest of the members more than make up for it through their enthusiasm on every episode and dedication to the show. RM fighting^^

  31. 31 Izziatul

    Yay! Absolutely thrilled that RM is recapped on this site. This show is truly entertaining.

  32. 32 Elisa

    Woooooooooooh! awsome! you ladies rock!

  33. 33 kiongna

    Thanks so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ! Have not been able to actually watch as Malaysia, they block alot of SBS clips on YT 🙁

    • 33.1 abc123

      Go to kshownow, they upload on various site, not only YT and it’s subbed too.
      Here’s the link:

      • 33.1.1 boxof13

        Well, I suggest you to go directly to iSUBS’s site to watch and download all subbed Running Man Episodes.. it’s free and no minimum post required to download and watch..

        I don’t know if it’s OK for Kshownow to reupload and give iSUBS’s links.. I think iSUBS clearly says not to reupload..

        the other thing is that iSUBS do all subbing for free, and Ksownow takes money from it (adfly).

        Imagine if you are a person who is doing something for free and some people take your thing and sell it to earn money, how do you feel ?

  34. 34 amee

    ah, i was so excited to see this since i was coincidentally watching running man! <3 i usually don't watch variety shows, but running man will never not be entertaining.

  35. 35 E

    I love RM – the best part is really just them interacting with each other. I also love the whole idea of hide and seek and all the extra rules they add in. It makes for a lot of fun.

  36. 36 Cynthia

    WELCOME, gummimochi !!!

    I adore Running Man – I’m watching as many as I can fit in between my serious addiction of Miss Ripley, City Hunter and You’ve Fallen For Me (Heartstrings)!

    Please keep recapping the newest eps and think about doing some of the older ones? They’re priceless – I’d love to see you recap the latest Kim Hyun Joong RR. I thought I’d die laughing watching KHJ trying to take down Jong-Kook – and KHJ using sneaky HaHa as a spy in the bookstores? Hilarious!

    Thanks a million and looking forward to Part 2 of the Thailand Tour. 🙂

  37. 37 kdj

    Where’s Joong Ki? Is he not on the Running Man cast anymore?

    • 37.1 TIMER

      he left on episode 42, because he want to focus on his acting career.

  38. 38 czak

    can you do the recap where Kim Hyun Joong was the guest…? It was my fave!!!

    • 38.1 elizabeth

      Kim Jong Kook really showed off his strength in that ep!hahah

  39. 39 izzy

    i’ve been a running man mania since SNSD’s Yuri as the guest..and yeah, Running Man seriously rocks! You will never stop laughing watching all Running Man episodes..

    it will be great if you can recap previous episodes as Song Joong Ki was a part of RM family until episode 42..he’s seriously brainy Joong Ki..quite brilliant

  40. 40 mayadee

    I haven’t watched this episode. But so far my most favorite episode is episode 41. Where Lee Sun Kyun and Park Joong Hoon came as a guest. It’s sooooo freakin funny!
    And it’s also the last episode for Song Joong Ki *sob sob*

    • 40.1 elizabeth

      the few eps with Jung Yong Hwa were good too.

      • 40.1.1 mayadee

        And Kim Hyun Joong’s episodes too. EPIC.

  41. 41 mochadocha

    I LOVE RUNNING MAN! You get easily addicted just watching one episode and the hide-and-seeks are always epic and fun. ;D Thanks so much for the recaps!!!! Looking forward to more, gummimochi!!!

  42. 42 elizabeth

    I watched RM since the beginning because I like the premise better than 1D2N’s roughing it out.

    Since then I hv become a great fan of Song Ji Hyo, Song Joong Ki, Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Jong Kook!

  43. 43 sorcy79au

    OMG I LOVE Running Man! Thank you for doing recaps of it! XD
    Can’t wait to see your views on the show.

  44. 44 Chocolatetree

    Thanks for the Running Man recap!! I love it, so I especially adore this! This blog is so awesome! A Huge thanks to Javabeans and Girlfriday for including variety on your blog and a Huge thanks for Gummimochi for being awesome enough to recap it!


  45. 45 SweetiePie54

    Thank you so much for recapping. I recently discovered this show and pretty much marathoned 27 episodes in a couple days. 🙂

  46. 46 dayen

    Wooohooo!!! Running Man recap on my bday! This is made my day!!
    Thank u sooo much!! Love RM since d very 1st episode till now!


  47. 47 blahblahblah

    I absolutely love Running Man! Thanks so much for this 😀
    Hehehe. I’m so happy right now.

  48. 48 chuachumill

    at lastttttttttt..running mannnnnnnnnnnnnn!!! wohooooo~~dis show ..hillariousssssssssssssssss!!!HARORO…..Jjangggg!!!!veryy cuteeeeeeeee!!!!

  49. 49 runningman maniac

    thanks for recappp!!!!!
    i luv it!

  50. 50 katlyp

    YEAPPIE! am a fan since the 1st episode of running man! great to see a recap in dramabeans! can’t wait to see the next episode out ! great anniversary gift to RMfans but am missing brainy jong ki! RM virus forever!

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