Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1N2D (as we know it) to come to an end
by | August 19, 2011 | 102 Comments

javabeans: So it’s true: 1N2D is ending.

girlfriday: *wails*

javabeans: There’ll still be six months of episodes, though.

girlfriday: *puts on sackcloth and ashes*

javabeans: And all the members will be quitting at the same time, so they’re all leaving together. It’s not like one person is ditching the rest.

girlfriday: But, but, but….

javabeans: Actually, Na PD and KBS are saying that there’s a possibility that they’ll revive 1N2D with a new cast for a Season 2, down the line.

girlfriday: That’s not really 1N2D — not 1N2D as we know it. It’s the same thing they did with Family Outing, which promptly died.

javabeans: The show has been on the air for, what? Four years? It’s a great time to go out on top. As a newbie to the show, I keep hearing about how the show used to be so much better. While I’m satisfied with it, I wouldn’t want it to stick around to slide into a long, painful decline.

girlfriday: I did love the old episodes, but I’m not one of those people who sees a sharp decline in the current lineup, so it still makes me cry. But I do agree that I’d much rather see all of them end the show together than to have them trickle off one at a time, really really sadly. That would break my heart. If it has to end, which I know realistically has to happen at some point in my lifetime, then I do much prefer a show to pick its endpoint rather than die ever so slowly and peter out.

javabeans: This is a good thing for most of them, right? Seung-gi can’t just quit, or he’d have the country turn on him en masse.

girlfriday: Yeah, he suffered the wrath of trying to once already.

javabeans: But if we’re being level-headed, his career has more opportunities when he doesn’t have this commitment tying up all his weekends. I mean, it was already pretty amazing that a drama would build in concessions to let him continue 1N2D while shooting Gumiho. He’s not likely to find that again. (Or have the stamina to do it?) It’s why he couldn’t do Return of Iljimae, and while I absolutely love Jung Il-woo in that and wouldn’t wish for the change, I think it would have taken his acting up another notch.

girlfriday: It’s true — the bigger stars will have much more opportunity to do new projects that they never could have considered because of the long-term commitment that 1N2D is. On an individual level, for most of them, it’s probably a great time in their careers to move on.

javabeans: Su-geun is sharp enough and versatile enough to find new hosting gigs.

girlfriday: He’ll be MCing everywhere.

javabeans: I think I’ll miss Ji-won the most. Because as a singer we won’t get to see him as much, and not on such a close, comfortable level.

girlfriday: Me too. *wails again* But I do think that he’s made enough of his variety career through 1N2D that he’s as much Eun Ji-won the TV personality as the idol singer. Maybe even more so.

javabeans: Definitely more so. Because…I have no idea what his idol career is like, apart from hazy, nebulous memories of Sechs Kies in the ‘90s. And even in those memories, my brain has slotted in present-day Ji-won.

girlfriday: Well he does look the same.

javabeans: And still acts like a teenage boy.

girlfriday: So, he hasn’t really grown up any.

javabeans: It might be sad for Jong-min, who hasn’t really gotten back in the saddle after army duty. He used to be so funny and wacky, but I feel like he’s been out of step.

girlfriday: It’d be nice if in the six months remaining, he could let some of the over-thinking and over-exerting go, so that he could get his groove back.

javabeans: That would be great. I want to see his natural charm come out again, and not have him be so stressed about being funny.

girlfriday: I think it’s really saddest for Tae-woong who never got to get good at variety before the show is ending.

javabeans: It might actually work out for him, too, because he’s already improved so much — I saw it in the latest episode (up later today!) and six months is so much time to grow, take advantage of the ticking clock, and make the most of it before he leaves variety. That’s more time than he’s been on the show.

girlfriday: It’s too bad that there isn’t enough time to fix his dog feet too.

javabeans: I think that’s an unfixable condition. What may be saddest for him is that he won’t get the chance to get as close to Ho-dong as he wants to be.

girlfriday: He’ll have to kick up the bromance another notch… which is already veering into inappropriate territory. But, yay for us?

javabeans: It’s what we call a silver lining in that half-empty glass of sadness.

girlfriday: Sigh, my only consolation is that we don’t have to watch an 1N2D without Ho-dong or Na PD. I think that would’ve killed me more than a formal unified send-off.

javabeans: Would an announcement of a new Seung-gi drama ease that pain? Because he could totally do an intensive, immersive, balls-to-the-wall type of drama now.

girlfriday: *perks up slightly* It wouldn’t fill the void, but maybe if he made it up to me personally….

Via E Daily


102 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. 51 Ace

    Hope Seung-gi does a drama soon…with cameos of Jiwon and Jongmin and Tae-woong…

    • 51.1 Arhazivory

      lol. That’d be fun…and Sugeun and Hodong and Na PD. 😀

  2. 52 biankoy

    aww I’ll miss Ji-won the most T.T CHODIIIIIIIIIING!!!!

    what do we do without his evil genius?

    oh Tae-wongsshi… I’ll miss your blush T3T

    craaaaaaaaaaaaaap 1N2D late have I love you but I Loved you still! waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

  3. 53 mud

    Well…. gotta agree that this is better than an individual send-off of Kang Ho-dong or Na PD…. but still…. T_T

  4. 54 emma

    JB and GF will you recap the rest of 1N2D episodes in the past after 1N2D officially end in six months??? pls…

    1N2D is the only variety show that really captured me full on, and i’m not yet ready to let them go., or let go reading your recaps on it…

    im new to 1N2D and its only through your recaps that i took notice of it and get hooked. 😀

  5. 55 pchan

    I’ve been trying to ignore this sad news for the whole day but coming here & reading this just made me realize that I have to face the inevitable. I’m really sad that my favorite Korean show is coming to an end. I will miss everything about this show.

    Will we ever see the members together again after 1n2d end? Will we ever see Na PD or the ever-smiling Daeju on screen again?

    Sigh. All good things must come to an end.

  6. 56 Celest

    Oh man. I feel like with the end of 1N2D, I’m totally out of the variety loop. Haven’t felt this sad for the k-variety world since the end of the Ssangchu couple in WGM and Family Outing. And before that X-Man. I watched this show and Family Outing to fill the gap that X-Man left and now, it really does feel like an end of an era.

    I haven’t really seen much of Running Man nor Infinity Challenge. I guess it’s time to jump into the Running Man bandwagon

  7. 57 y.

    1N2D is my favorite variety of all time 🙁

    You will be missed.

  8. 58 Cam

    Omo. Omo. Omo. (shook my head)

    ………….GEEZ. (sighs)

    **Oh yeah yeah! THAT’S RIGHT (nods) I hope that Running Man show WON’T be same like this show 1N2D, of course. Oh lord, please…..amen. (holding hands) **

  9. 59 Marcia

    Oh ugh………….BUMMER. (bows my head down w/ closing my eyes)

  10. 60 tyo

    I hope we can finally see a successful 1N2D members vs. the crew and have the whole crew jump into the water before the show ends.

  11. 61 wawa

    i’m gonna miss ji won the most too…

  12. 62 lyndia

    I am saddened by this news but like you have pointed out, it’s better that the show end with all the cast together rather than each one of the drop off along the way. That’d be a nightmare! I’d rather sad and have a show end with great sucess then to see it dwindling away in its past glory. I also can’t imagine the show without Hodong or Na PD. As much as I love Seunggi, he himself cannot compel me to watch the show. It’s the combination of everyone and the chemistry between then that makes this show appealing. So I am sad that the show is ending but at least I can look forward to a great ending with everyone together. It will be great memories to a great show.

  13. 63 estelle

    I’m still very depressed about this news… But I guess we’d have to accept it and think on the brighter side…

    1N2D will be ending with a bang, and we will send it off with lots of tearful smiles and swelling hearts full of pride. And we will have all these precious, beautiful memories for life.

  14. 64 Sarah

    probably 6 month later, I don’t have something to look forward to every weekend T_T so sad. I need my weekly dose of bromance T____T!!

  15. 65 maria

    my heart is broken and i cried beause of this news….love everyone on the show….i will make the most of the next 6 months to love them even more….

  16. 66 kaye

    My Sunday afternoons and Friday evenings will never be the same again.

  17. 67 zashi

    I’m sad that the show will bow out in a few months. Truly love this show. Never fails to make me laugh. Plus they are just so fun to watch. But yes, it will be nice to end on a high note and not overstay the welcome. But I still want the show to continue..waaahhh! Why!!!!

  18. 68 arina

    im typing this msg with tears rolling on my cheeks…tis is the most depressig news i’ve heard tis year..the fans of 1n2d hv an emotional link with tis show n thats y everyone is tearing up of the tots not watching their favourite ppl on the show…cant imagine my weekend without my 1n2d…no hodong..jiwon..sugeun..seunggi..jongmin n taewoong..n of course pd na and the crew..the whole show itself. However im glad that they r goin off will hurt more if only one person would go off.. i really hope we will get to see them in another show together …waaaaaaaaa

  19. 69 xcb

    i’m going to miss all of them.. and Na PD andddd DAEJU-ah!!!!!!

  20. 70 dramaville

    i just started watching it when tae woong entered. my guess is as good as the others. hodong and pd na’s departure should be the man reason why the show is folding up even though the ratings are still very high. sad 🙁

  21. 71 pumpzzz

    heart breakkkkkkkkkkkkk…. gah.

  22. 72 Lisa

    I am going to miss this show so much, but we need to send them off with a smile, look at how much they had accomplished! from a completely new show they have evolve into the national show of Korea!!!! they have fans in so many diffrent country, and I know Pd Na and our boys are going to go out with a BANG!!! I am excited to see what they can come out with in the next six month!!! but I will miss my Jiwonne the most!! Maybe the trip to anartica can be the final trip!!

  23. 73 Maria Monette Hernandez

    I want to hate Kang Ho-dong, the only reason I’m not is because of Charice Pempengco. He was very nice to her on Star King. But still.. 1N2D gave me the dream of going to Korea, maybe visiting all the places they went to. I love this show so much! The very first episode I watched was the one where Jiwon had to kneel (I don’t remember how many times? and when he came out his knees just buckled and everyone was wasting time on the bungee jump until Kim C just jumped. I never missed an episode since. Damn, damn, damn! And I was having such a great week and now I’m feeling like I lost something precious and it’s never coming back.
    In Manila, if you subscribe to SkyCable Gold, you get KBS, if you’re willing to shell out more money, SkyCable Platinum will get you SBS and MBC. I never felt the necessity of having 3 Korean stations, it would just play havoc on my schedule. I’m not going to start now. But what am I going to watch after 1N2D? Sure I watch Happy Together, but if I can’t that’s okay. I only watch Qualiications of Men when they’re doing the choir theme. They’re not that funny. Let’s Go Dream Team? When Minho is playing. It was only a few months ago that they put subtitles on Gag Concert. I just don’t get it. 1N2D has the perfect formula: a crazy genius PD, members who are like a family (they are, you can feel it), they even include all the staff in their insanity. Seung Gi’s great relationship with the food ajumma, Jiwon’s genius deviousness. I feel bad for Su-Geun. He once said in an interview he doesn’t want 1N2D to end. Everyone’s right, Su-Geun can do a lot of hosting jobs but somehow he shines on this show.
    I guess I have six months to get over the sadness, but right now, it’s like losing a pet and I do love my dogs. I’m so UPSET! And yes, I’ve changed my mind. I hate Ho Dong. It seems to me that in order to lessen the backlash on him, the members decided to leave the show altogether. I know Seung Gi wanted to leave to pursue his acting and to enter the Hallyu Wave in Japan but he didn’t. He’s a loyal guy. Where in the world will I see Jiwon again? He’s so at home with the concept of the show. This was such a stupid, inane and heartbreaking decision they made. Leave while you’re on top? What a crock of bull. Guess I’m not just upset, I’m supremely PISSED!

  24. 74 alexthegirl


    SO SAD!!!! This is WAY worse than watching actors go into army service. sigh. 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

  25. 75 bakedshrimp

    Oh no. Saddest news ever.

  26. 76 zzzmadison

    i only started following 1n2d after the recaps here; and i’m addicted! but sigh..
    i really salute everyone on being committed to the show for 4 years. although i’m sad that it’s ending, but having everyone go together instead of the cast falling apart is really a good consolation..

  27. 77 mage209

    I almost cried 🙁

  28. 78 Bungie

    I have never seen an episode…okay maybe one because of Seung-Gi…I’d love to get into it but where to start…which episode to watch first???? or can I just pick up whereever??? Please help…thanks so much!

  29. 79 Pete DaBassturd

    Awesome show. I get to watch in San Francisco with english subtitles. To translate the humor into a different language and still get monumental laughs. Also, each show always has a human element.

    American reality shows take note how to make a positive uplifting show without sex, drugs, and stupidity.

    I just found out today while watching KBS America.

    Good luck to all the members and production staff!

  30. 80 Jasmin

    After 4.5 years of successful production, hope 1N2D will release DVD Collection after last episde is released. This is definitely a show worth collecting.

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