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Eun Ji-won courted to replace Yoo Se-yoon on Barefoot Friends

Eun Ji-won and Kang Ho-dong reunited? Baby Bear and Papa Bear, together again? I love a lot of variety bromances, but this is one of my all-time favorites. Word is that Eun Ji-won (Answer Me 1997) is being courted to join the cast of Kang Ho-dong’s SBS variety show Barefoot Friends, following the exit of comedian/MC Yoo Se-yoon from the cast due to his recent DUI. Wait… does this mean I have to start watching this show? Uh…

Yoo Se-yoon was issued a DUI for drunk-driving on May 28, and has since dropped out of his variety programs including SNL Korea, Radio Star, Knee-Drop Guru, and most recently Barefoot Friends. He was reportedly only going to be on a temporary leave from Barefoot, but SBS has announced that the exit will be permanent, and that Eun Ji-won has been cast to replace him. Eun Ji-won’s reps say they’re still considering.

Since its launch on April 21, Barefoot Friends has had a notably rocky run. Ratings have ranged from 2.9% to 5.6%, which is frankly abysmal. The show still hasn’t found its concept, and in recent weeks has stopped going abroad (a good thing, since that was a terrible idea to begin with), and has started bringing on guests for no apparent reason. There’s still no there there, if that makes any sense — like you got a great cast together and then just sort of forgot to come up with the rest, hoping it would just magically gel. To its credit, it’s at least trying out new things, which you figure is the least they can do since they’ve got nothing to lose.

I really adore the Eun Ji-won/Kang Ho-dong pairing from ye olden days of 1 Night 2 Days, but I’m also skeptical that it can just be transferred to a new show, especially one that has yet to grab me. It’ll at least be a reason for me to tune in again, to see if his addition changes things for the better.

Barefoot Friends airs Sundays on SBS.

Via Sports Seoul

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Cho-ding! *0*

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I really am not too big a fan of the show but I really love ji won. Papa bear and baby bear were one of my favorite couples in 1n2d. I guess I'll have to check out the show again.

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I wonder how hard it would be to regain the magic they had. People might have too high of expectations and end up disappointed. Though it's not like it could possibly hurt the show at this point. I still can't see myself watching it unless they fix a lot of other things.

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Yoon Si Yoon is the best part of Barefoot Friends, followed by Hyun Joong and the Ho Dong. I liked the addition of the female cast member, Hyori too. The rest of the cast has about no presence anyway... including UEE (Though Kim Beom Soo kinda got a personality last episode.) Kim Jong Sin, and Eun Hyeok.

The episodes have been warming up slowly. So it's not as bad as the first six... There are now competitions and penalties on games. Plus some good-natured Korean humiliation as well as staying inside of Korea.

Isn't that all of the original wish list girlfriday and Javabeans had? Well, minus character concepts... and maybe a love line.

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"Yoon Si Yoon is the best part of Barefoot Friends, followed by Hyun Joong and the Ho Dong. I liked the addition of the female cast member, Hyori too." <--- Yep agree. If it wasn't for Yoon Shi Yoon I would drop this show like a hot potato. Also I am coming to like Hyun Joong because of his weirdness.

Hyori is also a good guess. I love how blunt she is, or maybe is this just called being rude?! don't know, don't care but like it.

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Oups I meant Hyori is a good *guest :p

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Blunt Ajoomma style. ^_^ I love that. I want her to become permanent.

I like the Muscle Brothers dynamic too. Hyeon Joong sometimes just seems slow and out of it, but it's so funny, especially matched with Ho Dong. (Carrying food in the market won me.)

And the inability to do math on Yoon Si Yoon is funny, yet I really like how respectful he is and how hard he tries at everything even when he doesn't have to try so hard. (He hasn't slipped out of Seoul accent... I keep listening for him to slip into Jeolla, but it's true what the cast said about him being meticulous.) Going to his house will be tons of fun.

Beom Soo kinda weirded me a bit with his neat freak, ready-for-a-wife attitude... but he does seem a little self centered. And he stood out in the recent episode with his taste in women... foreign women who speak foreign languages and look foreign... (G.NA's personality is very different though).

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Poor Si Yoon with math. Why is he doing this to himself? He is so cute trying to figure out how much 1+1 equals to lol

What I like about Hyun Joong is that he is not affraid to work and it's like he is not affraid of anything. Also I like his blank moments and then come back to his sense and say weird things lol, fun!

Ah, since you can pick accents can I ask you something?
I was wondering, when Eunhyuk called Yu Ri she said 'yeoboseyo' and everybody rolled on the floor laughing. I know she said it in a funny way but I was wondering if there was more to it since everybody was laughing so hard but at the same time seems surprised at how she answered :p.

Thank you :-)

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"yeobo" means honey/darling in korean right? so maybe thats why everyone's laughing, ie they must be thinking something is up between eunhyuk and yuri!

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Yeoboseyo means hello, it's how you answer the phone. It has nothing to do with "yeobo" as in how you address your significant other.
They were laughing b/c she didn't sound close to Eunhyuk, ie. she sounded like she didn't recognize who was calling/was surprised at him calling her.

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I support you.

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Sometimes the show is good, sometimes it's really terrible and then you want to hide under your invisible cap because you are so embarrassed for them lol
Anyway another addition can't hurt... Anything to make it work is welcome :p

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The last few episodes in Seoul were much better (and funnier). I love the scenes where they were calling up female celebs to ask if they were willing to go on a blind date with (Mr. OC) Kim Bum Soo. Hope he really meets up with Jung Ryeo-won and G.Na. As for the other two who rejected him in a very funny way, I hope to see them in variety shows too (I miss Sayuri in variety).

Also, can they add Hyori to the cast too? Every time she shuts down Hodong's ideas, I get a visual of The Hulk slamming down Loki. *Puny Hodong* *snerk*

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OMG - if this show was 'Old Yeller' the dog would be handing me the rifle to put him out of his misery.

Such a high-profile cast and nowhere to go. Just watched the latest ep and they're visiting each other's homes. Seriously. Other than the voyeuristic aspect of seeing the homes of the cast, not much is going on.

The addition of Hyori was a smart move. The biggest problem is Ho-dong, himself. He's loud, abrasive and loud. (Yeah, I said 'loud' twice. It's that irritating to hear him. At least Hyori doesn't hesitate to tell him, and then he goes into his 'baby sulk/sad face') Whatever MC magic he had before is gone now. He just appears desperate.

The show would be way better with Hyori and Hyun Joong leading the BF - them and writers who can give the show a direction.
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Ho Dong is from Kyeongsang... so that might account for some of his "loudness" he also uses Saturi... which means more volume when he's excited and more of a rise in pitch.

Don't dis Kyeongsang people. =P It would be like dissing someone from NY City because you hate their accent and are from the South, or a Londonite dissing someone from Cardiff...

UEE kinda disappears for me, though... I'm not sure why she's there since she has almost no presence at all. It's not that I dislike her or anything, but she just doesn't seem to be present and I don't even miss her when she's not in the shot. I hope they do something about the cast members with no presence.

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Ho-dong's background is interesting - but frankly, I don't care if his home planet is Mars. He's been on TV long enough to know not to shout into the ear of the person next to you - as evidenced by Hyori shoving him away when he did it to her. It's just rude (and rather fake).

Have to agree about Uee. She's almost invisible.

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I'm pointing out that it's part of his accent from his region. And I kinda think it's rude to say that everyone needs to default to the dominant regional accent along with the volume. It's kinda like telling everyone is wrong when they talk in say, Black American English and that they should "know better". An accent is an accent. Live with it and learn to understand it. Accept that humans range.

=P And Hyori is putting on a concept that I don't think you should take as an "indicator." They were joking around. Clearly. If they didn't know each other so well, she wouldn't be able to get away with it.

Yoo Jae Seok also puts on a persona for television. He's more introverted and shy in real life as was pointed out in Running Man. He isn't the type to flash his butt, dance around, etc. He also said that what happens on variety is done for laughs, off camera it's not tolerated...

That should apply for this show too. Don't take it so seriously. And give the man a break for wanting to use his regional accent, which often is frowned upon in most countries if it's not the dominant. Even Yoon Si Yoon isn't brave enough to use his Jeolla accent... would you judge him then too?

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I tried to understand your argument but I still agree with Cynthia. If he's being annoyingly loud, then he can be called out for it. Giving us his background provides context but not an excuse for everyone to turn a blind eye to it. Many people love his loudness but many others don't. To each her own.

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I beg to understand him. Yes, Ho Dong is loud and for some reason annoying when you see him for the first time. But you'll get used to it. And strangely, it's his charm, that loud ahjusshi. as a regular variety show viewer, for person who get used to Yoo Jae Suk, watching Ho Dong is like a torture, but for the one who watch Ho Dong first like me, I need a long adjustment to like Jae Suk. I don't mean to offence Jae Suk, both of them are great. The biggest difference of the twois That Ho Dong isn't a smart people, so he just GIVE HIS ALL, voice, reaction, all and that turn the show interesting. He isn't someone who afraid to take bad role, and make others shine instead.

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Hodong loudness is his trait. It's his persona as an MC. Whether that works for you or not, it's a matter of preference.
And you are right with the persona thing. It does not mean they are being fake, it's just that part of their personality that viewers happened to like so in the end, the MC exaggerates and adapts this trait as his persona for the viewers.
Hodong's loud and bullying tendency makes him look like a bad guy and the rest good guys, and since its ok for him to take the hit, he assumes the role of the instigator/cheater/bully.
Jaesook's jester-like appearance made his persona into that well-meaning but foolish kind of guy and understandably viewers warm up to this type more.

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I totally agree with you! I saw KHD in Strong heart first. That's the first variety I watch. Really love his loudness, reaction and laugh. Then, I watched YJS in runningman. He's so calm. lol. At first, I don't really like his style. But after a while I really love both of them. Both of them have different charms.

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I have to say that UEE disappears but she does have the juice to make it in Variety, the problem with this cast was that it has WAY too much good variety personalities... Of course she's not the only one who gets lost for me, Yoon Si Yoon, who I adore, also gets lost there for a while and then suddenly he pops up for a few min but goes back into the dark... It's sad but since the show hasn't found it's place I'm guessing they celebrities are still finding their own place in the show...

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I guess you haven't been watching My Neighborhood Variety Sports. KHD is really good in that. So no, he hasn't lost his MC "magic", just that the premise of this show already sucks, and his obnoxiousness has no place in the show and among the chemistry of the cast. :)

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Hodong has always been kinda shouty, thats his MC style. Watch Cool Kiz On the Block (우리 동네 예체능) and you'll see that his MC-ing is just fine. I think he might be trying extra hard on this show to try and boost the show's spirit/ratings.

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EUN JI WON!!! :D

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Sorry if this sounds nitpicky, but I'm curious. Isn't the member being replace Yoo Se Yoon, not Yoon Se Yoon. I'm trying to improve my Korean skills.

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I've been enjoying this show. It keeps me entertained and laughing. Love it!

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Wow, I must be one of the few people who like Barefoot Friends. I enjoy it a lot. Sure, it's not without it's flaws (actually, yeah, it has a lot), but what show isn't? I have no problem with it at all. I like all the cast members. They make me laugh so much. I'm surprised by how much I like Hyun-joong, because his acting isn't that good. I like it when actors throw away their image and are just real, and themselves. Hyun-joong really surprised me on this show. I like him a lot more now, than I did.

I'm sad that Yoon Se-yoon is leaving. He's funny too. I think it's kinda sad that actors make one mistake and have to pull out of all their commitments, because their bosses don't want the show's image tarnished. Or something. At least, that's what it seems like to me what's going on. I don't know.

Nevertheless, I like Eun Ji-won and look forward to seeing him on this show, if he agrees. As long as this show lasts, I'll be watching.

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I like it, too. I find it to be a lot of fun, especially the interactions between the cast members.

But I understand why the ratings are so low because the show is just kinda meandering around. It would be a shame for it to go off the air since the cast has a good dynamic together. I'm hoping it finds its purpose soon, but with the current pacing of the show, I doubt it.

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I agree. The cast is great together, so it's a shame that Yoo Se-yoon is leaving. I hope this show does well.

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err, it think it's not YOON SHI YOON "the actor", but YOO SE YOON "the MC/comedian/UV member" who leave the show.

sometimes i hate korean names, they sound similar with almost the same pronounciation.

they have no creativity in choosing stage name somehow...

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Oh, right, Yoo not Yoon. They sound almost the same to me. I'm 100% not Korean, so sometimes I get the surnames mixed up. Thanks.

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you're very gracious. the rest of us knew who you meant and didn't feel a need to correct you.

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I was confused by this too!
I was pretty sure Yoon Shi Yoon wasn't in any other variety show as far as I know and he's dropping out of like five shows?
Glad you cleared that part!

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I see Barefoot Friends going off the air before Eun Ji Won joins. Ratings really are abysmal, and there's no buzz around the show.

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It's sad, because the show has a lot of potential, and a GREAT cast, but it has no niche... 1n2d even with it's new horrible PD is still getting the audience, but Barefoot has gone down for the worst... And now we're adding the Harabuji's over flowers into the road variety mix, there is no way Barefoot can survive if it doesn't get it's crap straight.

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An ensemble show like this cannot work when the main MC is harsh and self-centered. Hyori is the obnoxious diva, supposedly an edgy sexy lady, but more like a bully and Cougar towards Hyun Joong. He does NOT seem that desperate and it's a stereotype, not creative or spontaneous.

The show could have been super entertaining, with fun missions and cultural interest, combined with multi-talented personalities such as Yoon Si Yoon, Eunhyuk, Hyun Joong, and their friends as guests, and so on... (who absolutely ooze versatility and creativity and deserve better!!) and with generous MCs who are about the show, not just themselves.

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I love Barefoot Friends but I am a bit worried that they will cancel it because of the ratings. I think the reason why Barefoot Friends does not have high ratings is that unlike many other variety shows, the cast interacts with normal people when they go on trips which limits a bit what they can do. Because of this the cast has to be respectful and more cautious since not everyone is going to want to play around.

I think if the cast plays around with themselves more and get to play more then doing serious work ratings would go up.

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I agree the show doesn't have a concept as yet but been watching regularly from episode 4 and have been LOL at every episode. I love it. It's funnier than 2d1n now!

Se yoon is one of my faves there coz he is so funny. Wish it wasn't him going but very naughty, DUI :(

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it will be a lot better if cool kiz pull him. Well i mean hodong + suguen is a lot of fun. Add Cho ding to that, it will be a totally chaotic hilarious

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The bar that 1N2D Season 1 set for variety was too high, IMO. Before 1N2D, crew interactions, meeting regular people, having "real" and "humane" characters doing everyday mundane tasks, etc. all of those haven't been done as extensive as being the point of the show. While it is true that Infinity Challenge stepped into the "real variety" concept first, 1N2D took that to another level and made it the standard format for a crap ton of succeeding variety shows. You barely see any variety show (not talk show) nowadays that happen inside the studio. If you come across one, it's less about games, jokes, slapstick hilarity, and fake editing and more about interactions and stories.

I totally think that right now, "The Human Condition" is the best K-varietyland has to offer in terms of execution. Again, it has taken what was "real" in 1N2D and actually made it more "real". At the same time, 1N2D put the pressure on a lot of actors/comedians/MCs for being able to improvise material on-the-go. Surely, they had some scripts going to places they've never visited and introducing the things/food/locations that they have to, but at the same time since everything is happening in real-time they had to act appropriately and good enough to make it to broadcast and not waste tape.

I think the reason 1N2D Season 1 "lost" its magic is that a lot of variety shows have taken the "1N2D approach" and made spinoffs off of it. It wasn't that 1N2D got worse, it was that all the other variety shows were doing the exact same format and obviously they also have creative PDs and writers to think of things that 1N2D has not explored (or could not, given its format). When 1N2D started, you'd never really see celebrities outside walking on foot for a show, yet with 1N2D you even saw them sleeping in a tent during the winter. Can Barefoot replicate 1N2D's success? Highly doubt it. Even Running Man can't do that, no matter how successful it has become. People have to understand the magnitude that 1N2D brought to Korea. Some of its episodes surpassed 50%+ ratings, which even very popular dramas today can't reach.

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Oi Foulou! I miss your deep comment. And can't agree more with this one =D

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There were aspects of Barefoot Friends that I like, but I mostly dislike it for the same reasons JB's already stated. I don't think it's a lost cause, it just needs some reexamination and maybe tighten up the group of casts down to a selected few.

I wonder if Grandpa Over Flowers is fairing any better since it also follows a similar concept, somehow I feel more confident about that since it's in the safe writing/editing hands of Na PD.

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Barefoot Friends is definitely taking sometime to find its feet, concept, etc. and is painful to watch at times (I suffer severe secondhand embarrassment each episode) but I really do like the cast dynamic. So, I come back week to week because when they are together I can sense the potential if they are given time, and yes, more importantly, an actual concept.

That being said, I am bummed that Se-yoon will be leaving and sad for how it is happening. But I do think that Eun Ji Won could be an awesome addition. The only variety I've seen him in was a guest spot on Running Man recently and there was something about him I just instantly liked. I rarely, if ever, think this when guests come on RM, but I thought to myself "You know, he can just stay and be part of the cast every week and I'd be perfectly happy."

So here's to hoping for the miraculous recovery of Barefoot Friends and the addition Eun Ji Won! Wait...you can't recover what you never had...uh oh...well I'll hope against hope then.

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Kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!! Jiwon-oppa, please take it up!!!

I almost mis-read it as "yoon si yoon" and was sad... I am liking si yoon in the show! He really is like Enrique...

Hyun Joong is the other great reveal in this show, he really can do everything! I thought he would be a pampered pop star, but he really steps it up. (Gendoong!!!)

I actually dropped this show after the 1st ep but picked it up again 2 weeks ago, it's good! It's weirdly edited, but the cast is really picking up.

I am really anticipating Ji Won's SUPER complaining about their hardships! They seem to be going to all the super hot super humid places to do all sorts of stuff. He will totally whine until the cows come home.

PLEASE, variety gods!!! CHAEBAAL!!

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Jebal? Chaebeol is a upper class person... Jebal is please. 제발 Don't mix the two...

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I love the show! I think Kim hyun joong is really great in it and always brings life to the show with his 4D and the boy is too damn fit makes me fall harder, hes really great at variety shows as they say. Yoon si yoon on the other hand is awkward but suprisingly it works for the show! Im starting to love him as well. Bum soo is fine not so great but not bad either. As for uee she seems kinda bland for the show, i think hyori is a more fitting one (sorry Uee, though i like you i just need to be honest dear). Eunhyuk on the other hand is just the same as bum soo, but i hope he would be paired with hyun joong . I feel that there would be a good chemistry between the two.A bromance! Too bad for se yoon, i think he would sit well with the cast, despite being a fan of eunhyuk. I feel that seyoon has more life than he is. Kim jong shin is sometimes a hit and sometimes meh. Ho dong for me is good, though he can get too obnoxious but oh well , he is funny if only he could lower his voice just a lil bit and not like scream like the person he was talking to was on the other side of the planet. LOL! All in all the cast is good even great though it is kinda slow paced it is actually getting a good run.

But the idea of changing a bit of the format sounds good to me because there are times where the air is dead and only relies on either ho dongs loudness, hyun joongs 4d or shi yoon's awkward but funny moments or se yoons. And its so sad seeing the oppas work so hard when they are already stressed as is like when shi yoon and eunhyuk during the vietnam epsodes and when Kim hyun joong doing gendong carrying impressive no. of baskets. I mean, its good to see them experience the normal life for a day but damn! please not by that much and to think that they would do that 1 a week!Whew! The fans may went on strike for that. The show may not paved well in the ratings for now, but hey! that goes for every show right? I think we should give them a chance without giving in first to others negative but unconstructive comments such as " it wont succeed since the big mouth hodong is there" that is kinda rude when we all know that is his nature though i agree that he can get too loud but that doesnt mean the show is a spoil.Thats rather stupid. And i am giving the others a chance since the show is still new and the cast hasnt warmed up completely with each other yet. That i think is the main reason why they haven't shown us their personality. Who knows this might just be the perfect fit!
So lets wait and see and hope for the best and please dont judge the show by saying runningman /1n2D/family outing and such is better than it without even trying to see a couple of its episode without a clouded mind. THANK YOU!

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Eun Ji Won was so cute in Answer Me 1997 :)

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BABY BEARRRRRRR!! Oh dear. Do I have to start watching this show? I think that if Ji-won really joins Barefoot Friends, he's not going to put on his 'cho-ding' persona as his variety character on the show. I do think he can survive on his own with his quirky snarky remarks, and without relying on the Baby Bear-Papa Bear bromance. He's awesome that way :)

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Eun! Ji! Won!!!! Please, please, please do bring him on the show! I totally miss the papa bear and baby bear tandem! Eun Ji Won was the only member who‘s not scared of KHD in 1n2d.. *sniffs* Shall go back and watch their moments together... i need more eun cho ding!!!

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I so hope this happens i love Eun Ji-won!! The only thing that would make it better if it was Eun Ji-won and Lee Seungi Gi!!!

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Agree with you 100%.

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I love the cast of this show as it is! ):

The first four or five episodes were so horrific I stopped halfway through 4, only bearing with it for Hyun Joong and Jong Shin. But then I saw that Hyori guested and I was like MUST WATCH. Her episode was so good! She tamed Hodong and voiced everyone's frustrations with him, kinda like what Suguen does with Hodong on that Neighbourhood Sports and (blah blah why so long name)... Show.

I think it's absolutely getting better and am excited to see where it goes ^^ hope you guys recap this as well! Or alternatively that sports variety (kbsworld is calling it Cool Kiz on the Block...? But that sounds equally lame to me idk) that I'm absolutely loving too haha

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Okay sorry hmm they weren't horrific... Just really slow as in the recap of the Vietnam episode. Got tired despite the great cast toward ep4. But anw I backtracked and found it pretty good and getting better (just still slow and meandering at times)

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I would really watch the show if Eun Ji Won goes for it!!! I need more choding with an IQ of 160 in my life! I need some! Get me some!

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This should be renamed to the Hyun Joong show because he basically does all the work! :D Well, most of the time. He definitely has more screentime than the others. YSY is really great too but he's kind of being overshadowed by HJ.

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Just bring the original casts of 1n2d why make things so difficult get Na Pd too after his show Lee Seungi, Jiwon , Kim C Seunguen Hodong and MC Mong they are the best team.

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Lost my train of thoughts there, but I hope he's going to accept the offer. I love their Papa/Son pairing. I also like the casts a lot even though they haven't really warmed up to each other yet like a "family". I just hope they have the time to get there especially the low ratings. And just please find a format for the show already. Episode 7 is so random. Are you having guests now or are you not? I read somewhere that they're going to India soon? I guess the overseas thing is still on.

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I thought Eun Ji Won wanted to lay low for a while because of his aunt?

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Really? I thought he just said that he just now have to be more careful with his actions and that his career has nothing to do with being a relative of the president. Since it's not her who casts him into the shows or produces his music... XD

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Oh but I really liked Yoo Se Yoon! He was really funny :( why can't it just be temporary? I mean c'mon I'd drink a little too after what he's been through in the show (lol, I would have died on that thing they rode on to get to that rock island) hopefully SBS changes their mind and puts him back in later.

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I agree!! He was hilarious, and hopefully he comes back..

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Aww feel bad for the guy. I have a close friend that got a DUI, and I just feel so bad for her as well. I know it's a terrible thing, that costs people's lives, but the other end of the stick suffers just as much damage. People should deeply reflect for drinking & driving, but to have their life ruined because they did so just makes me so sad.

As for the show... It's a major snooze fest. Too many idols, and so much stuff is going on at once, all the while nothing is really happening. I liked the concept that they went abroad, but it just felt so empty. The last episode was fun. But I'm not really liking Kim Bumsoo's character. I know, I know it could all be scripted, but hey, just my two cents. I don't know why I'm still watching. I honestly do not know.

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IT'S CONFIRMED!
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF.
On one side this show is shit. On the other side EUN JI WON. On the other other side is potential eun chodingness. On the other side beyond that is papa bear/baby bear reunion. @[email protected]

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I wish they would just combine everybody for Cool Kidz on the Block - I mean all the 1N2D writers and PDs (including our fav pranked I-want-to-do-music-shows PD is there), even our lighting director cum umpire also showed up! That's why Cool Kidz is my official new fav show!

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agreed...I don't watch the show because it didn't jive enough for me but put baby bear back with papa bear and I'll definitely tune in. Again, agree with the concept of the show~~it seems all over the place. Granted, chemistry between cast members always needs some time to come together fully but I sure wish it would hurry

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Yup that‘s what ho dong does, he tends to take the bad guy, attention seeking role as a way to put the other members into a better light. He just want to add more spice to the show... but im only speaking from 1n2d point of view.. i nver watched BF... but since eun ji won is coming in, i can hardly wait to see papa bear and baby bear reunited!

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I think the show is great but its kinda slow. But i warmed up to it and its actually very good as well as educational. Eun ji won is great but se yoon was a perfect fit for the show. I hope they would get se yoon back since he is fun as well. Though i know jiwon woould do good. Cant we just have the two please?????!!!!

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PAPA BEAR AND BABY BEAR. but i wish they would reunite on a better show. and lee hyori annoys me at times. i like her in small doses. i wish her addition was temporary. there's too many people on the show. too many personalities.

and boohoo for yoo se yoon. i enjoy watching kneedrop guru with him and kang ho dong!! :( :(

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We've been watching this, mostly for my daughter's boyfriend (KJH, lol). And it's OK, but it's definitely trying to "find itself".

I like the Ho Dong/Hyun Joong dynamic. Yoon Si Yoon is better than I expected. The others are OK. I'm amazed at Hyun Joong's fearlessness and willingness to try just about anything.

My biggest complaint, other than "what the heck is the point", lol, is that the editing could be WAY tighter. I think they could edit it down to 60 mins, not lose anything substantial (like the 30 min rock-paper-scissors thing could have been 10 mins), and make it way more enjoyable. I think the overseas thing could work too, eventually. But, they should have started at home. I think the combination of the fact that they didn't know each other AND the stress of being in an unfamiliar environment was too much. Maybe they could try overseas again later. If the show survives at all.

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I'm hoping this show would soon find its footing and work out just fine. I mean, even 1n2d didn't get to where it had been without a rough start. It began as a show called, Are You Ready but due to its low ratings, KBS cancelled the show and turned it to 1 Night 2 Days with the same core members, and even then, some of the members dropped out of the show because no one thought it would be the next biggest thing in Korea. Next thing you know, Kim C, Seung Gi and MC Mong arrived, and since then the best chemistry in a variety show has arrived. They've formed an extraordinary family bond that still no one can beat in my book. The way they had this love & hate relationship with the crew... it was just perfect. So yeah, good luck with Barefoot Friends and hopefully, they would finally get a proper concept for the show.

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I totally love BF Friends! ^_^ I personally LOVE the "abroad" episodes~ it's like a better version of "Amazing Race," and everyone has such unique personality traits to add to the mix in this cast. <3
I'm sad to see Se Yoon go, but I'll keep watching the show. :)

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UEE is the reason I love this Show. Keep it Going. Love

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i am a fan of barefoot friends...although the show not yet found their concept,but i found it is challenging and fun because they go to other country and learn the culture of the place they were going and match with culture lifestyle...isn't it very interesting and fun to give a try to watch

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I actually think Barefooted friends is the most brilliant variety show ever! Finally, I unique show that has to do with traveling! :) I don't understand why people hate it so much. If you actually took the time to watch the show, you would learn to love it! The show is so funny and touching. It's similar to invincible youth, but Barefooted friends get more down and dirty, plus, they actually have to earn money to eat by working.

The casting for Barefooted friends is awesome! My three favorite people are in there: Yoon si yoon, Uee, and Kim hyun joong. But I also love the other cast members too. Each one of them have different personalities which makes the show so lively! Also, I do wonder why they suddenly stopped going abroad, but I don't really care! The other things they do are also great and memorable :) They will go back abroad anyways, I mean they can't travel EVERYDAY...too much money, plus they need to rest. Anyways, This is just my opinion about the show :) I hope it will air for a really long time, and hope many people will tune in to watch and rwalize tgat the show isn't really that bad.

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I love this show!!! Yoon shi yoon is the cutest thing ever, but sometimes i feel like the other members are outcasting him. Im fine with se yoon leaving. But pleaseee, i beggg, pleaseee add hyori to the cast! Shes so funny, and she doesnt outcast shi yoon :)

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i agree 100%

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I think the show is good and funny I love Kim Hyun Joong that's why i began to watch theshow but really so far i've liked it... The concept of going abroad i think is not a bad idea at all the only think i dislike and i din't get it is how inthe world the fans know when barefoot friends are going to arrive ti a place and too many production team for only 8 people

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I really like the show barefoot friends since the 1st episode! and i'm surprised about the rating ?
I love yoon shi yoon, he's the reason I'm following this show each week!

barefoot friends fighting !

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I honestly don't know why the ratings are so low.. I personally love the show since episode 1 and even though Kim hyun joong was the reason I started watching the show I came to love every single one of them. This is also random but I think lee joon from mblaq would be perfect for the show! Every time I see him as a guest in a variety show i always find him hilarious xD and he made me laugh so hard in the recent ep in BF, in the diving episode lol

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