Ermagerd. You guuuuuyssss, Na PD and Seung-gi, together again! WHO’S EXCITED? Lee Seung-gi has confirmed that he’ll be teaming up with PD Na Young-seok for the next season of tvN’s Grandpas Over Flowers, except this time, it’ll be with four actresses instead. It’s being called a Part 2 of his travel backpacking series, so we’ll have to wait and see if it gets called Grandmas Over Flowers or something else. Truthfully, you could tell me it was a special about watching paint dry, and I’d still tune in for this bromance.
The destination and main cast are still unconfirmed, but being courted are Yoon Yeo-jung (Aging Family, The King 2 Hearts) and Kim Hee-ae (A Wife’s Credentials, Midas). Kim Hee-ae’s too young for it to be a grandma special, so they might have to just call it an actress special if she joins. Yoon Yeo-jung would be fabulous, and has played Seung-gi’s onscreen mom, so that’s just going to be buckets of adorable. Can you just imagine all the mom-love that’s coming his way?
The plan is to have four actresses just like the halbae cast, with Seung-gi as the luggage boy a la Seo-jinnie. He was in fact recruited for the first season of Grandpas Over Flowers, but couldn’t manage it with his drama Gu Family Book; he’s since been meeting with Na PD to match their schedules for this next trip.
I hope there’s a chance for Seung-gi to go on a trip with the halbaes after this, because I think they’d be less doting and give him a harder time. I’m sure the actress special will be fun (and KBS’s copycat program has already premiered, which now I want to see just so I can compare), but I’m concerned they’ll all be too nice. Who’s going to be Il-sub halbae’s granny counterpart? Or will forcing veteran actresses to share a bathroom bring out the grumpypants in everyone anyway?
It’s already been two years since Seung-gi and Na PD parted ways with KBS’s first season of 1 Night 2 Days, where they had a five-year run and at times held 40% ratings. And if you couldn’t tell already, I’m over the moon about them working together again.
Season 2 of Halbae (the Taiwan trip) is airing now, and will take a fall/winter break while the Seung-gi/Actress season airs in November. But never fear, because the halbaes will return in January with their next trip, after they’ve had time to recharge.
Grandpas Over Flowers airs on Fridays on tvN.
- KBS copycats Grandpas Over Flowers with grandma edition
- Grandpas Over Flowers (and Seo-jinnie) head to Taiwan next
- Grandpas Over Flowers: Episode 1
- Gu Family Book: Episode 1
- Gong Hyo-jin and Park Hae-il in Aging Family
- The King 2 Hearts: Episode 1
- 1 Night 2 Days: Episode 375 (Season 1 Finale)
- 1N2D (as we know it) to come to an end
- Introducing 1 Night 2 Days: Episode 324