Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 351
by | September 16, 2011 | 61 Comments

The Viewer Tour special continues (but does not yet conclude)! In this segment, we’re shown that even simple things like feeding and transportation can be a laborious effort, although surely it doesn’t help when there’s a nefarious PD at the helm, bokbulbok-ing his way through everything.

The massive ensemble makes its way from Yeoeuido to the airport in Incheon, to their final destination of Busan. Along the way, the special guests bond, some with each other and some with the cast members in charge of their journeys. It’s an hour of Awwws.

EPISODE 351. Broadcast on September 11, 2011.

girlfriday: It’s time to spin the money wheel, so each captain can score some lunch money — 10,000 or 100,000 won (roughly 10 and 100 dollars) — which means some teams have to eat for less than a dollar a person. Prince or pauper, for sure. They spin, and Ji-young (teens), Ho-dong (20s) and Ji-won (70s) all get 10,000 won. Su-geun (60s) manages to land on the one tiny sliver for 200,000 won, and Na PD’s face falls. Everyone else gets 100,000 won.

javabeans: I’d say the most worried is Shi-kyung, not only because he has the frail 100-year-olds to think of, but also because he’s last to spin and every entry has popped up except for the dreaded zero. The others encourage him on, pointing out that Su-geun’s 60-year-olds are swimming in riches, and to them, the 90-to-100 group is like their parents’ age. They lay it on thick: “They don’t seem the kind of people who could let their parents starve.” Ha. I’m glad that if anybody had to deal with skimpy lunch, it was the youngsters. Not the babies, but the 11 to 29 year olds, although Ho-dong still feels the need to bow in apology to his group. I bet if any of the extreme groups ended up strapped for cash, the others would have stepped up, which would have been feel-good but defeated the purpose of bokbulbok.

girlfriday: And thus begins the negotiating, as Ho-dong proposes how nice it would be if they all pooled their money and ate together. Yeah that’s not transparent or anything. Su-geun’s team immediately vetoes that idea, since they have the most to lose in that deal. Ji-won pulls out the age card, getting his 70s grandpas to speak out on behalf of sharing, but one 60s ajusshi refuses to back down. Leave it to 1N2D to break down social hierarchies in the face of starvation.

javabeans: I bet Na PD loves him. His team earned the big lunch, and ajusshi wants to enjoy the privilege. NO sharing! It turns into this full-on debate, with those opposed to sharing asking, “Then why did we bother with the game?” and those for sharing replying, “For fun!” That…defies the purpose of 1N2D: To do things for pride, luck, or shame.

girlfriday: They break into teams and everyone gets a shirt with their age on the back. That’s cute. Now everyone’s easily wrangled into their groups, which is probably helpful in the crazy mass.

javabeans: Do you love how the 80-year-olds are marveling at how young Grandpa 93 is? They’re like, “Maybe he got registered wrong.” (In the olden days, a lot of times births weren’t recorded immediately and birthdates were approximated, although usually you could suppose the parents got the year right.)

girlfriday: The captains head out to buy lunch, and the ones with 100,000 won go straight to restaurants to choose what they like. Su-geun just picks up his phone and calls for delivery, because why not? He asks for the total and then laughs, telling the delivery person to bring change. Heh.

javabeans: It’s hilarious because he’s just throwing out names of dishes now, whatever he can think of, and he’s still got like 40 bucks left at the end.

girlfriday: The real battle is for the 10,000 won captains. Ji-won goes for kimbap, and deals to get seven rolls for his 10,000 won. Ho-dong decides he can only afford convenience store food, and finds two loaves of bread and two tiny cartons of milk for everyone to share. Okay, that’s a really sad lunch. Especially for Ho-dong who’s such an ajusshi about his food, always wanting rice and soup.

javabeans: That’s really pathetic, although I wondered if perhaps he didn’t make the smartest decision. Couldn’t he have bought those kimbap rolls, or at least the triangle kimbaps? I think he went for volume, like what looked biggest.

girlfriday: Ji-young refuses to accept her poverty and takes matters into her own hands, visiting richer teams to see if anyone’s handing out freebies. They’re not, so she’s forced to move on. But she finds Seung-gi at his restaurant and bounds up with a big smile, and makes a business deal: her teens will give his 40s team massages on the plane, at 2000 won a pop. Oh, man, she’s brilliant! He gives her all his remaining change, and she heads for the cheaper restaurant, to make the most of what she has.

javabeans: I love how Ji-young railroads over Seung-gi, and then the restaurant owner. She has this huge bright smile and basically speed-talks, trying to get things her way before they have a chance to think too hard about it. Seung-gi has that look on his face right after she talks and almost just wrestles money from him, like he thinks he’s being swindled but hasn’t yet figured out how.

girlfriday: Shi-kyung buys abalone porridge and serves it himself to his team, and this little vignette is a nice example of the stress of serving to a table of elders. First of all, he has to do it in order, so eldest gets served first, and then literally down the ladder, next eldest, and then next eldest. All the while he has to stop every time someone asks for something, and it doesn’t help that the oldest, Grandpa 102, isn’t afraid to shout his name whenever he wants something. “Sung Shi-kyung!!!” It’d be scary if he wasn’t so cute.

javabeans: It’s so funny. His group has no idea who he is, they just know he’s some young dude who’s team captain, and Grandpa 102 doesn’t even say it like it’s a name (Shi-kyung-sshi, Shi-kyung-ah, Shi-kyung-ee). He just shouts it like a declaration. Like you would say, “Garçon!”

girlfriday: Su-geun even buys energy drinks for his team with all his leftover money, and urges them to eat up, since it might be their last meal on this trip. It’s true — you never know when your next meal is coming. Ji-young continues on her quest to get more money, giving the 50s team an impromptu concert in the middle of a startled restaurant, for a little more cash. She cracks me up. I love how she orders too: “3000 won’s worth that LOOKS like 6000 won.” She’s gonna make a damn good ajumma someday.

javabeans: That was totally my thought too. She’s gonna be an awesome ajumma.

girlfriday: Oh man, I do not envy the job that Hyun-moo has. Even just handing out milk and doughnuts is a big rigamarole.

javabeans: Okay, which misguided bachelor ajusshi-man thought it was wise to give a BUSLOAD of fidgety children doughnuts to eat?

girlfriday: Right? Let’s pump them full of sugar!

javabeans: He actually bought real food too, but he gives EACH child a box containing three doughnuts, first thing, and then the real food. Yeahhhh, that’s gonna work.

girlfriday: He’s new.

javabeans: Also childless, I’m assuming, with no nieces or nephews to speak of. Perhaps he’s never had contact with any children ever, since he was one himself.

girlfriday: This is gonna be a rough weekend for him, isn’t it? So the exodus toward the buses begins, and there’s this hilarious moment when Jong-min’s 80s team tries to get on the elevator, and then Shi-kyung kicks them out for the 90s team. He realizes his position of power all of a sudden, and starts saying to the sea of 80-something grandmas, “Move aside, dongsengs!” Hahaha.

javabeans: I love how Shi-kyung escorts his grandmas personally, holding hands and helping them on the bus. Man, he may have picked a hard group but this show’s gonna do wonders for his image. Granted, it’s not like he’s saving the world or anything but his demeanor is so respectful and sweet that you can’t help but Aww at it. One granny apologizes at one point, presumably for making him walk so slowly with her, and he’s all, “Are you walking fast because of me?” and “What are you sorry for, halmoni?” Like it’s his pleasure.

girlfriday: Yeah, he already has a gentle image to begin with, but this show’s gonna have women lining up to marry him.

javabeans: It’s so sweet how Grandma 98 falls alseep holding his hand in the bus. She’s teeny, and he’s extra-tall, so it’s like she’s half his size, literally.

girlfriday: It’s the cutest thing ever. Now I wanna marry him.

javabeans: (See that, people? Now’s your chance to steal Seung-gi, while she’s distracted!)

girlfriday: I’m not THAT distracted!

javabeans: Then that means I can have Shi-kyung! Ha! I think the 50s group is a good choice for Byung-man, who isn’t getting much screentime but at least is getting tons of ajumma love. In the bus, his ajummas actually feed him kimbap and marvel at his young hands. It’s so cute. Hyun-moo leads his kids in some schoolroom games like “What does this animal sound like?” One kid pipes up that he can sound like grandpa, and demonstrates: “Aigoo, my back!” Keh. While they’re en route to the airport from Seoul to Incheon (not a very scenic drive along the expressway), Seung-gi half-jokingly points outside to the Han River, as though poking fun at their lack of a view, until the Hilarious Ajumma (I’m just gonna call her that) is wowed anyway and he remembers that most of these participants haven’t traveled much. She’s even amazed at the view of Seoul’s high-rises and the busy traffic. “People live so busily here.”

girlfriday: Su-geun gets advice on being a parent, and finds that almost everyone in his group was sent on this trip by their daughters. He worries that he only has two sons, and all the parents agree that daughters are the ones that think of parents and take care of them as they age, and they advise him to have another. I love that that’s always the solution. Just have another! Like a cookie.

javabeans: Is Tae-woong playing matchmaker on his team? Or did those two come as a couple?

girlfriday: He’s totally playing matchmaker, though he really ought to be focusing on himself!

javabeans: Hee. Isn’t it amazing how this show can totally shape (or reshape) your image of a person? Before, I just thought of Tae-woong as a cool celebrity with a rugged appeal, and now I feel like he’s the cute but bumbling manchild for whom his noonas are trying diligently to find a match, who gets set up on dates that he manages to fumble by talking about weird things, or doing something he doesn’t know is insulting, and scaring off all the women.

girlfriday: And now that he’s on 1N2D, the whole country’s trying to marry him off.

javabeans: He obliges one of his team members, who asks him to call her sister-in-law because it’s their baby’s birthday. Tae-woong wishes her baby a happy dol, and then adds that it must be a worry that Hyung-mi (Ms. 31) is still single, and totally throws in another teammate’s name in the mix as a good match, and even puts him on the phone with the sister-in-law.

girlfriday: The dad from the daddy-daughter pair tells Su-geun that he’s searching for relatives of his adopted daughter’s birth mother, so that he can connect her to some long-lost relatives. His heartfelt story brings everyone including Su-geun to tears. It’s really sweet the way the bus full of parents bonds over their mutual love for their kids.

javabeans: Shi-kyung listens rapt as Grandpa 102 relates all these stories about being alive in monumental historic occasions, like the liberation from the Japanese and so forth. Even though Korea is a society that respects the elderly, there’s a little extra reverence when you’re talking about this group. It’s like at a point, there’s value and beauty in the sheer fact of existing — to have made it through so much and this far. Like Grandpa 102 says, he’s seen so many people go through tremendously difficult times, but they died “before they got to see any of the good stuff.” Shi-kyung says somebody needs to sit down with him and record all his stories, which I really hope is a suggestion that gets taken seriously.

girlfriday: The teams start arriving at the airport, and someone on Tae-woong’s team asks him why there isn’t a mob screaming “OPPA!” like she’s seen on TV. Tae-woong says sheepishly, “That’s Seung-gi.” Heh.

javabeans: Speaking of whom, Seung-gi finds himself accosted by giggly girls, who swarm him and ask for hugs. He’s happy to oblige, and they exclaim, “You’re the best!” and tell him that he hurts their eyes because he shines so brightly…but then he comes upon them doing the same thing to Hyun-moo (who is so shocked to be suddenly accosted and informed how good-looking he is, haha). Seung-gi’s all, “I thought you were MY fans!”

girlfriday: I love Hyun-moo’s comeback: “Your type can get tiresome after a while.” Hehehe.

javabeans: And then they hit up Tae-woong for more hugs, haha. Ah, the fickle fangirl. The reason they’re roaming around so freely is probably partly because Ji-young’s busy tending to her 11-year-old, who got hit with some bad motion sickness from the bus ride. Thankfully, Dr. 40 is around to take a look — we knew he’d come in handy, right?

girlfriday: It’s so sweet how comfortably she takes care of her charge, just like a real noona would, stopping to tie his shoe and taking him by the hand.

javabeans: Hyun-moo really takes to the cute 2-year-old who’s nicknamed “three seconds” because he smiles every three seconds. I’m thinking he’s actually doing a pretty good job with his kids, but Su-geun comes up to tell him he’s being boring, and then livens things up. This must be where actually having kids comes in handy.

girlfriday: There’s clearly a big difference between the dad and the ajusshi. Jong-min arrives with the 80s team, and the youngsters all rush to get up and clear seats for them… but then Shi-kyung is straight on his heels. He walks up saying, “If you’re under 90, move!” Hahahaha! I love how he’s taking to his job with such panache.

javabeans: Shi-kyung passes out passports and plane tickets to his group, and stops to gape at their national ID numbers. The first two numbers indicate birth year, so he’s used to seeing the numbers start with, say, 79 or 85 or whatnot. But his group? They’re straight-up 10s and 11s and it’s the oddest thing to all the younguns.

girlfriday: I love that Tae-woong seeks out the little girl who picked him as her favorite, just to give her another hug. But 8-year old Little Kang Ho-dong pushes him away, clearly jealous.

javabeans: She’s adorable. I think the show is pushing a made-up loveline between her (Little Miss 5-year-old) and the 4-year-old boy, but sometimes I’m like, “He really does love his pretty noona!”

girlfriday: I know! He always trails after her and wants to hold her hand. They definitely win the cutest couple award.

javabeans: I love how Su-geun plays with his hat pretending to do a magic trick to produce a bird…and comes up with a hand puppet of a bird. But the kids turn on him right quick and hit his hands, saying, “That’s not a bird!” Byung-man laughs and tells him, “What you did was worthy of hitting.” And Jong-min has come prepared to take care of 80-year-olds, with tonics and sweets and lots of goodies. I love him when he’s being so earnest.

girlfriday: So the phone calls to family members start, and all the grandmas go around asking the boys to call their grandchildren to say hello. Seung-gi calls one, expecting a young girl, and greets her informally, “It’s Seung-gi oppa.” And then the grandma’s all, “She’s the noona!” Seung-gi straightens right up frantically, “Noonim!” That cracked me up.

javabeans: It’s doubly hilarious because before he corrects himself, he’s talking to her like she’s a little kid: “Hiiiiiii~ And how old are you?” I knew that was gonna happen — that somebody would get the ages all wrong and create an awkward moment!

javabeans: Then it’s time to board their chartered plane, seated according to their colored shirts. I love how the 40-something ajumma’s reaction to the plane and the children’s is essentially the same: lots of fiddling around, wowing over features, and wondering how these dang things work. Shi-kyung does a head count and worries because he’s lost one, but then finds her in her seat — she was just too teeny to see.

girlfriday: Everyone’s amazed at the sight of Grandpa 102 reading the paper just like some ordinary ajusshi on a plane. Ho-dong’s jaw drops, and he bows at the awesomeness of Gramps.

javabeans: Once they’re in flight, Na PD gets on the speaker to announce…in-flight beverage bulbulbok! This man gives nothing for free, does he? Heh. The rules are simple: Ho-dong and Su-geun will man the cart o’ mysterious drinks, which all look like standard juices. Each member of the team has to drink a small cup of the stuff, and if they succeed, they win dinner rights. That right off tells you that this is gonna be gross.

girlfriday: There’s good and bad news: if any of the team members can’t drink, they can hand it off to their captain, who has to finish it all.

javabeans: As expected, the drinks turn out hard to stomach, though they’re all potable ingredients. For instance, the “grape juice” has a mixer: soy sauce. And orange juice is flavored with vinegar.

girlfriday: Ugh, the vinegar OJ’s gotta be way worse than the soy sauce grape.

javabeans: I dunno, I’m split on them. Because you can drink vinegar for health reasons. Or maybe it’s just my mom who made me. *shudders at the memory.*

girlfriday: Shi-kyung and Hyun-moo watch with dark faces, bracing themselves for the inevitable: ten shots of mystery liquid for each of them.

javabeans: I’m curious as to what all the others are mixed with, but as it turns out, the short 1-hour flight from Seoul to Busan cuts this bokbulbok short, and Na PD tells them everyone gets dinner anyway. Everyone cheers…except for Team 40s and Teens, who feel their efforts have gone in vain. But how can you argue against Ho-dong, who reminds them that that’s the nature of bok (luck) bulbok (no luck)? Seung-gi tries to insist that their beverage stewards have a taste of their own medicine, which prompts Ho-dong to hurry past and cite “safety” as his excuse for chickening out.

girlfriday: Next week: we land in Busan, and the real games begin!


61 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. rumbalumba


  2. rumbalumba

    some 1n2d nostalgia

    • 2.1 jamie

      this was fun, i love how they play!!!!

    • 2.2 lilsu

      omo! I loved their “indoor bokbulbok”
      miss Kim C and Mongie Q.Q
      What am I going to do w/o 1n2d?

  3. Alex

    Every time I read your recaps I just can’t help feeling sad that it’s going to end soon.

  4. Lala

    Shi-kyung is so sweet 🙂

    • 4.1 kerik

      I know! Now I wanna marry him 🙂 And can I just mention how dreamy his voice is…

      • 4.1.1 Lala

        I know! His voice is…*sigh*
        I love his duet with IU 🙂

        And Christine, he sang a Winter Sonata OST? o.o How come I don’t know at all D: *scurries to search it up

    • 4.2 christine

      Can I include my name on the waiting list?

      He sang one of the OST’s in Winter Sonata right? One of the reasons I loved that drama even more.

      Shi-Kyung ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh……

    • 4.3 Ani

      I want to marry him now, and I’m totally against ME getting married. I’m glad girlfriday wants Seung-gi because I want Shi-kyung. XD

      • 4.3.1 pencils

        Wassup with all the people claiming Sung Si Kyung for themselves now?!
        Heads up! I claimed him even before he got into the army. Y’all so late in the game.

        • Ani

          Hey, that’s the power of variety shows for you. XD

  5. Shu

    Hyun moo’s group is so cute. Shi kyung is soo earning points in this tour. I recently got kbs world and saw one night two days on it and I was so thrilled, it started with the episode where they went to see park chan ho. Means I’m not gonna miss any of the viewer tour, I so love shi kyung now.

  6. jane

    i LOVE 3 second baby. he is too adorable 🙂

  7. Cynthia

    I haven’t watched it yet, but seriously – no crying/screaming babies on the plane?!

    Thanks for the recap – and the momentary window of opportunity to grab Seung Gi …not that it worked. GF slammed down the window on that one quick enough!


  8. tomo

    Thanks for the recap! Sung Shi-kyung seems so genuine and earnest and though I’ve always loved his voice, it’s doubly nice to know that he seems so sweet.

    But gosh, I have a crush on Hyun-moo. Buying doughnuts for children for breakfast is such a bachelor thing to do. (If he’s already married, it doesn’t seem like he has kids yet?) Seeing guys taking care of children make my heart melt. 🙂 I may have to check out other shows he’s on.

    And Baby 1, 2 and 3 make me want to have children pronto! Gah, why so cute.

    • 8.1 tomo

      Oh, and the bit with Seung-gi was TOO TOO FUNNY. The jolt + NOONIM! got the replay treatment a few times. 😀

    • 8.2 Kes

      He was on the quiz/game/variety/whthaveyou show Star Golden Bell for a while. He was hilarious. XD They have episodes on YouTube and the like if you search around. Just be ready to watch a lot of idols, because those are the eps that get subbed the most often. ^.^

    • 8.3 a

      Qualifications of Men!

      • 8.3.1 MrBloo

        Hyun Moo’s look while he was tap dancing on Qualification of men was just too funny.

        Also worth watching are past episodes of Happy Together where he was a guest ( i wonder if he was a last-minute replacement for an absent guest?)

    • 8.4 Ace

      KBS’ Vitamin

      • 8.4.1 tomo

        Omg, I didn’t know Vitamin was a show! When the mini-Hodong recognized Hyun-woo from Vitamin I thought he meant some sort of advertisement!

        Do you DL Vitamin?

        I can easily DL QoM, but not so sure about Star Golden Bell or Vitamin…

        Thanks all, for the recommendations!

        • Ace

          I don’t know where to download Vitamin episodes. I watch it on KBS World. I also used to watch Star Golden Bell there too, but unfortunately due to low viewer ratings it ended last year on the 311th episode. I love Vitamin cause it’s full of information about health issues/situations that you can easily relate to/understand.

    • 8.5 laila


  9. whatis

    oh maaaaaann.. I didn’t see the previous episode .. (my source messed up the videos… I’m still looking, so if anyone knows where it’s subbed in either Chinese/English, LET ME KNOW!!!) but THIS episode was sooooooooooo cuuuuuuuuteeeeeeeeeee!!!!

    The 0-9 year olds… SO adorable!!! The 3 second child, his cheeks!! SO PINCHABLE!!!! <3

    It's actually amazing how eating – getting on plane – drinking beverages can be extremely entertaining! It's amazing to really stop for a moment and listen to all the participant's stories, and their history. Because you then start noticing people around you, and start wondering about THEIR stories. It's great. I love this!! GO 1N2D!!!

    • 9.1 Y

      Check tudou! Search 两天一夜.

  10. 10 Jessica

    its so cuteeeee!!! does anybody have a source that can watch this on internet? with english/chinese subs??
    Thankyou you will be my savior!!

    I can’t believe its going to end soon! I just discovered this gem that is 1N2D!

  11. 11 Ace

    I love Hyun-moo and Ji-young’s team. They are so adorable. I want that 2-year old baby who looks like Baek Il-seob. The teens who fangirled over Seung-gi, Hyun-moo, and Tae-woong are hilarious! Jongmin and Shi-kyung are so sweet to their charges. Can’t wait for the next installment.

    BTW: Anyone else listening to Shi-kyung’s latest album? His voice is so good.

    • 11.1 Ace

      Forgot to mention that I found the 3-year old great-great-granddaughter of the 97-year old gramps so cute picking out the stuff she likes in her kimbap. 😉

      • 11.1.1 carrot

        I really love the picture when Ji young poses with her group at the airport!! She really blends in well and also look like a 10 year plus sister of her group!!!

        I think the other ages of the people, (was it 40 yrs??) commented to her when she was coming up to the cabin, it sounded kinda true and not just a passing remark/ a nice comment for show that she really looked so young.

  12. 12 tomo


    * eagerly raises hand *

    SSK’s voice is silk love.

    Will be looping the album on repeat tomorrow, but so far, track 6 and 11 (w/IU) have been lovely.

    • 12.1 Ace

      Check out, if you haven’t yet, his 5th album “The Ballads”. Makes me want him to sing to me every night before I sleep. *sigh*

      • 12.1.1 tomo

        Ah, that would be pure bliss!

        My SSK playlist consists of all his past albums (I think 9 now? including all those mid albums like the 2.5, 3.5), and yes, I agree that the 5th one was wonderful. I still remember having 그 자리에 그 시간에 and 지금의 사랑 [ft Ann] on repeat for days. 🙂

    • 12.2 roombagaroomda

      what was the title of the english song of Sung Shi Kyung that played during the 2nd part of that ep where they had to blend in the crowd?

      the one where Si Kyung said he had been dancing and 1N2D inserted a clip of him dancing on stage.

      it was also used in this vid of Sketchbook during his intro

  13. 13 laya

    Awwwwwwwww! and LOL! all the way through this recap! Thanks so much!

  14. 14 bbm

    i always like SSK songs, his voice is just too dreamy, and he looked slimmer after coming back from the army, especially on yesterday’s performance…
    my all time favourite SSK song:

    thanks for posting this JB, can’t wait it to air on KBSW!!

    • 14.1 kerik

      aaaah I love this song to bits too. Though shame on me I only knew it after Jaejoong sang it in PTB.

  15. 15 Naghme

    wow Lee Seung-gi…Orange t-shirt is goon on you…like it…

  16. 16 Mei

    Kang hodong should have bought some spread to go with the bread, it would’ve been more filling than eating bread with milk, hahaha.

    • 16.1 Mei

      he did buy spread hahaha

    • 16.2 April

      He bought some jam stuff. There’s a scene showing them spreading jam with spoon on the bread. KHD is so ajussi lol!

  17. 17 Lenita

    you guys are right, it’s an awwww episode. i used to like ji young, but now i just ADORE her 😀

    can’t wait for the next episode(s)!

  18. 18 come2noona

    This episode shows the beauty of human nature. I only read the recap, but I was touched by how a bunch of strangers can get together and show respect, admiration, concern, and friendship towards each other. The respect given to the oldest group is especially beautiful. At a time when the news is a bit on the depressing side, shows like this can really help boost one’s spirit. I used to watch the medical/law/police investigation shows on TV. My breaking point (about 2 years ago) was during a particularly horrific episode of “Criminal Minds”. I wondered what kind of sick mind actually came up with the plot of that episode. I haven’t watched since. Nowadays I stick to good books, K-dramas and Myth Busters.

    Thank you JB and GF! Your recap is just what I needed!

    • 18.1 Ani

      My housemate once asked me how I could watch Criminal Minds, and I told her that for some people, that’s a reality. It happens in real life. She said she prefers less gruesome things for entertainment.

      Truthfully, I like various types of shows. I like shows on different ends of the spectrum, showing how greedy and evil humankind can be, and than showing the kinder side of humankind. Watching the bad side of humans and then seeing the lighter side gives me hope that we are better than our evil counterparts. I don’t want to live pretending to myself that there’s no darkness out there. But I do want to live knowing that through the darkness we can show the light we’re all capable of shining if we so choose to…..

      Damn it, that’s so corny it’s not even funny.

      • 18.1.1 Ani

        Besides, CM is a reminder that despite the bad, there’s always people fighting on the side of good.

        … Yup, straight from a Power Rangers episode.

      • 18.1.2 Maria Monette Hernandez

        I too love Criminal Minds. The thing that most people don’t understand (especially Asians) is that their episodes comes straight from real life cases. There are serial killers, pedophiles, sociopaths and psychopaths in the world. The FBI has a whole division tracking down hundreds of them in the US alone. Majority of them are Americans and Europeans. Thankfully, it is a rarity for Asians. I watch the show not for entertainment or fascination. It’s important to understand that there is evil in this world so that you appreciate more the goodness in people. It’s a balance.

        • Ani

          I wouldn’t say Asia is without it’s crimes. I mean human trafficking is still pretty big on that side of the world, the sex trade, and even child soldiers. Perhaps it’s just a little less publicized? But I agree when you say “It’s important to understand that there is evil in this world so that you appreciate more the goodness in people”.

  19. 19 jigglybelly

    sooooo hilarious …. and, sweet. thanks!

  20. 20 deets!

    Was Eun Ji Won somehow involved in some scandal that KBS had to limit his screen time? The guy was barely on for 5 minutes!

  21. 21 olsen

    Thanks for the recap

  22. 22 bluelime

    thanks for the recap!! =)

    sung shi kyung <3

  23. 23 apple

    This is so not funny. It seems like they’re outcasting Kang Ho-Dong already *shivers*

    On the other hand I’ve become a new fan of Jeon Hyun- moo. He is really funny and handsome 🙂

  24. 24 Schmazel

    My favourites are:

    The 2-year-old baby boy. So adorable!!

    The ajumma who’s Hodong’s chingu. She’s a livewire. 🙂

    And Jo Hyun Moo with his kiddos. Just hilarious!


  25. 25 Arhazivory

    bok (luck) bulbok (no luck) – Ohhhhhh. Thanks ladies.

    And yeah…where’s Ji Won? O_o

  26. 26 Abbie

    This is such an adorable show, I’m gonna hate to see it end!

  27. 27 ayra

    I’m falling in love with sung shikyung too ^^

  28. 28 Maria Monette Hernandez

    I saw Ho Dong’s announcement of his retirement from showbiz. He seemed bewildered and defeated. Does anyone actually believe he set out to cheat the government by deliberately not paying all his taxes? The man is so busy for crying out loud! The NTC cited his infarctions, ordered him to pay a fine, he’s going to pay it. How much more do you want to hurt the man? By taking away his dignity, his honor, his reputation? By the time this all blows over, IN2D is gone for good. I’m a Filipino and I’ve learned so much about Korea because of the show. It gave me the drive to save money so I can visit the country. This show alone should be cited for encouraging foreigners to come to Korea. What now? I’m sorry to say this but sometimes you are all too hard on your celebrities. You expect too much of them, and you keep forgetting they’re human beings too. They’re not perfect, they’re ordinary people who have families like you do. They entertain, they make you laugh and one mistake, you just throw them under the bus. He didn’t kill anyone, he didn’t beat someone to a pulp just because he wanted to. I don’t understand, I never will. Must be nice to just go online and destroy a man so easily, without remorse, without guilt. And just forget that all these years, he struggled to build his career, made people happy. Nice job, people.

  29. 29 ineleni

    What happened to Eun Ji Won? Why did he have sooooo little screen time in this episode? T_T It’s been great and touching and all that… but what happened to him? Why was he almost non-existent in the episode? It was so frustrating!!! >:(

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