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New Journey to the West: Episodes 1-5

javabeans: Na PD’s new online variety show New Journey to the West premiered on Friday, and my main question is: Was anybody able to watch it?

girlfriday: I had to do some digging to get my hands on it, which was annoying. For an internet broadcast, this show is strangely difficult to watch on the internet.

javabeans: The show confuses me on a number of points, although the show concept itself is not in the least confusing (old variety show partners take a trip to China with famously stingy producer). Just, why is it only available on NaverCast? Why is the first “episode” really five “episodes” and how do we watch it and why are they treating it like it’s such a brand-new show when it’s really the same old show with a new name?

girlfriday: Who even knows. I’m pretty sure that even the cast has those same questions. The first five episodes were released all at once, and each “episode” ranges from three to thirteen minutes or so, so I thought maybe it would be a really non-linear show that amounted to a series of funny clips. But no, they’re just five snippets arranged chronologically, so you can just watch them all in order as if it were one episode.

Part 1

javabeans: The first part starts off in Seoul, with Lee Seung-gi arriving with his luggage. Isn’t it strange to see him introduced as a 29-year-old, when you can remember the first time he was on a Na PD show as the baby?

girlfriday: Omg, he was such a baby. Also, now he’s starting out as the biggest star in the cast, which is weird too.

javabeans: He gets into the bus first, and Na PD starts out with an “apology” — for putting him on a show with people with tarnished images. Wow, you’re just gonna address all their divorce/tax/gambling scandals huh? And then Seung-gi jokes that the cast will arrive in order of “least sins” to most.

girlfriday: Lol, he says that the last-place person is already decided: “Sangam-dong Betting Man” (Lee Su-geun), but he doesn’t know about 2 or 3, and guesses maybe that “Yeouido Divorcé” is next (Eun Ji-won). Guess the maknae isn’t pulling any punches today!

javabeans: No. 2 is Kang Ho-dong, though, whom Na PD makes fun of as looking like a kindergartner with his schoolboy bookbag. I guess if schoolboys chugged liquor, because then he references the recent drinking party they had, and we get video of Ho-dong singing drunkenly in a restaurant. The thing is, these guys are so used to preserving their images for their shows that I wonder if it’s actually weirder to be on a Na PD travel show, where they can’t be on for the shoot and then turn it off (because Na PD will get that footage no matter what).

girlfriday: Yeah clearly this is going to be a brave new world for Ho-dong, who freaks out the second Seung-gi says that they’re picking up the Yeouido Divorcé next. Ho-dong: “Can you just say stuff like that?”

javabeans: Well, you’re not on broadcast TV anymore. Caption: “An Internet World that Ho-dong doesn’t know about.”

girlfriday: It’s hilarious to see Seung-gi being the sunbae in this situation. As expected, they pick up Ji-won next, who touches Seung-gi’s cheek and makes fun of him for putting on makeup. Seung-gi in turn laughs at him for coming really fresh-faced. I love that Ji-won immediately starts reaching for Ho-dong’s ear, and the captions call Ji-won “the only human being on this planet who can mess with Kang Ho-dong.”

javabeans: Ho-dong continues to fidget and sweat in his seat, so much that the other two laugh at his obvious discomfort. The screen literally splits, into “Internet-Adjusted Zone” (Seung-gi and Ji-won) and “Maladjusted Zone” (Ho-dong). Seung-gi keeps using the term “Betting Man” for Su-geun, and Ho-dong just can’t even handle it. It’s like when you take an OCD person and mess up all their neatly arranged rows, and watch them pretend it doesn’t sear their soul.

girlfriday: Ho-dong keeps looking for a window to jump out of, he’s so uncomfortable. They reminisce about old 1 Night 2 Days memories, and Ho-dong brings up Seung-gi’s Beer Chicken Incident, and the screen turns black to explain the day when Seung-gi got it into his head that he was going to make beer chicken, and failed epically. I remember this too, and it was awesome.

javabeans: I love that Ho-dong immediately rescinds the story thinking it’ll bring up bad associations, but Seung-gi is just totally cool with it. It’s hilarious how Seung-gi is now the calm veteran and Ho-dong is like an agitated caged baby bear.

girlfriday: I know, the reversal is really funny. Seung-gi’s all, “In this company, that barely counts as a sin. Is it a sin to want to cook chicken?”

javabeans: We end Clip 1 with a preview of Clip 2 (which seems soooooo unnecessary), but the content is funny: Ho-dong is trying to understand how this internet thing is different from TV, and he asks like a child, “So… you’re saying that if this airs on the internet… we won’t… get… criticized?” Pwahaha.

girlfriday: Um… I think you were misinformed about the internet.

Part 2

girlfriday: Clip 2 opens with them arriving outside the restaurant, where Seung-gi tells Ho-dong that he got his fortune read, and the guy told him that his fortune would be really great next year. Seung-gi: “But I have to go to army next year.” The fortuneteller told him to push it a year then, and Seung-gi’s all, “But I have to go somewhere, whether it’s army or prison!” Lol.

javabeans: The matter-of-fact delivery is what makes it so great. Ho-dong is so slack-jawed at how ballsy Seung-gi is being with his talk on this show, not all scared of how it’ll taint his perfect image or anything. Anyway, Su-geun is waiting for them inside, where they’ll eat breakfast before flying out, and Ho-dong warns him that Seung-gi’s on a tear.

girlfriday: Ho-dong insists on doing a hands-in cheer, like he can’t be doing a variety show without the old-school trappings.

javabeans: They sit down, and it’s time to outline their task list for the morning, which includes stuff like informing them of their destination and ends with “Steal their wallets.”

girlfriday: Of course. Na PD asks if they know about the Chinese novel Journey to the West, and Ho-dong says it’s about people who have sinned going on a journey.

javabeans: Na PD pipes up, “There are some people here who’ve committed large sins, and some who have committed a reasonable amount of sins…” Ho-dong shoots Na PD a disgruntled look for mentioning it again, and his caption reads: “Ignoring with effort.”

girlfriday: Na PD says that among them, the character Sun Wokong (Sohn O-gong in Korean) has sinned the most, and they have to decide which of them will be Sohn O-gong. Seung-gi oh-so-casually reaches over to refill Su-geun’s cup, saying, “Sohn hyung, have a drink.” He really IS on a tear.

javabeans: Na PD produces a gold crown made especially for the trip, to be worn by the biggest sinner, and Ji-won says it was measured to fit Su-geun’s head.

girlfriday: Ji-won says that in the story, the crown is meant to control Sohn O-gong by squeezing his head, and Na PD jokes that the zapping version would’ve cost 1.3 million won to have made. So instead, they’ve come up with the low-rent version, an electrical current zapper that they attach to Su-geun’s back.

javabeans: Don’t you love that the show makes it a point to tell us it’s low-frequency and totally approved as safe? The remote control has been put onto a necklace, and whoever’s playing the monk role will get to wear it. (Ha, so Seung-gi gets zapping rights?) Technically they haven’t assigned roles yet, and Na PD asks who the monk should be. Ji-won snatches the remote, and the show captions, “Taken by the most dangerous guy.”

girlfriday: Su-geun’s worst nightmare, basically. Na PD says they’ll compete to get the title (and zappy remote). Su-geun brightens at that and asks if he gets a chance, and Na PD waves him aside, “You’re out.” Next on Na PD’s to-do list is to tell them where they’re going, but they don’t seem to care, and Ho-dong says, “All that matters is that we’re going to China. It doesn’t matter where in China.”

javabeans: They seem to care most about the weather, since it’ll be really hot there, and somehow this tangents into a hilarious debate between Ji-won and Ho-dong, who argue about whether the top of a mountain is very hot, or very cold. Ji-won sweeaaaars that the higher up you go, the hotter it gets, because you’re closer to the sun. When everyone cracks up, Ji-won asks why on earth it would get colder, and Ho-dong retorts, “Because the temperature drops, you fool!”

girlfriday: This is classic Dumb vs. Dumber. It gets increasingly ridiculous when Ji-won supports his theory by arguing, “Why do you think they turn on the air conditioning the whole time on an airplane?! To the point that they have to give you blankets? Because it’s that hot!”

javabeans: Finally they all sort of give up trying to teach Ji-won science, and Ho-dong advises, “Don’t go around saying that anywhere else.”

Part 3

girlfriday: They’re off to the airport after breakfast, and Ji-won points out that Ho-dong skipped the whole cable migration and went straight from public TV to internet. That might explain his difficulty adjusting.

javabeans: The show points out that of the five-item task list to do before the airport, they’re still on Step 2, and every time Na PD tries to broach the topic of where in China they’re going, the boys just ignore him and talk over him. Eventually the task list gets crumpled in defeat and the captions tell us that fine, if they’re not going to listen, then the show will just tell us in words on the screen.

girlfriday: Hee, even the captions are saucier on the internet.

javabeans: The first stop is the city of Xi’an, and I swear, this show feels just like Over Flowers, just with a new cast.

girlfriday: Yeah it’s almost exactly Youths Over Flowers, just cut up in smaller snippets. Na PD finally does get to explaining the show’s concept, and says that it’ll be like an arcade game where they have to clear multiple levels together as a team. So maybe there’s some old 1N2D mixed in there as well.

javabeans: It’s so hilarious how Na PD is trying to explain the rules, and I SWEAR he only gets through half a sentence before it gets diverted. Example: He says that if they win a game, they get a “dragonball.” Seung-gi: “Ooh! That’s my favorite manhwa!” Ji-won: “You know, they remade it now.” Seung-gi: “Dragonball Super?”

girlfriday: They’re actually like a group of eight-year-olds. Seung-gi: “If we collect them all, then a dragon appears! And we get three wishes!” Ji-won: “No, it’s one wish!” It’s a full-on explosion of geekery, and I love it.

javabeans: Ho-dong clearly is left out because he doesn’t even know what this ball of dragons is about, but instead of admitting it, he tries to pretend he has an ethical objection to incorporating Dragon Ball into their trip, saying that it’s not right that Dragon Ball should encounter Journey to the West. Which backfires instantly, because everyone immediately exclaims that Dragon Ball is totally based on Journey to the West — its main character, Son Goku, is a riff off of Sohn O-gong/Sun Wokong.

girlfriday: Ho-dong is all pissy after that, and when he tries to steer the conversation away, Ji-won calls him old-school for trying to emcee a reality show. They get asked what their wishes would be if they got all the dragon balls, and Ji-won says, “I’d like you to go on the internet and erase all the bad comments about me.”

javabeans: Na PD’s an imp, not a genie!

girlfriday: Ho-dong says that Ji-won’s aren’t even that bad, but points at Su-geun: “Even if every employee at Google was on it, they couldn’t erase his!”

javabeans: Finally we’re at the last item on the list, which is to explain the first game once they arrive in China: assigning the monk role. He even has a literal “monk card”… which is a bling necklace reading “Show Me the Money” (ha, that’s an Mnet variety show, and CJ owns Mnet and tvN), and it has a credit card attached.

girlfriday: Na PD knows this cast well enough to add a punishment for the last-place loser, just in case anyone is feeling lazy about the game: The loser will be forced to wear thermal long underwear all day in the scorching heat.

Part 4

javabeans: Clip 4 starts by telling us Ho-dong quit smoking, which is a surprise for the others, and he sighs that it’s a wonderful new world without cigarettes.

girlfriday: Ji-won quit gaming, apparently, which is a huge revelation.

javabeans: WHAT? I’m more shocked about that. He played World of Warcraft for ten years, but says he quit without seeming too torn up about it.

girlfriday: And LOL, we cut to Su-geun, and the caption just reads: “… he quit.” At the airport, we see Ho-dong futzing with his smartphone and muttering that he’s doing this for the first time ever, and we flash back to a pre-show meeting where Su-geun begs Ho-dong to please use Kakao Talk. Ho-dong seems fixated on the fact that you can see whether or not someone has read your text on Katalk, and Seung-gi argues, “Is there a reason you need to hide that?”

javabeans: Ji-won trying to teach Ho-dong how to create a chat room in Line feels eerily similar to every time my mom asks me how to do things online. Cut to later, when Ho-dong is glued to his smartphone screen, marveling at the wonders of technology.

girlfriday: Ho-dong trying to understand emoticons is even funnier: “What’s this mean?”

javabeans: At the airport, Ji-won pulls something out of his bag, and starts assembling it. HA, he brought a kick scooter with him?

girlfriday: Always count on Ji-won to find the lazy shortcut to anything.

javabeans: Well now I think he’s a genius. Why have I never done that?

Part 5

javabeans: Okay, so they land in China and the first game begins, which is the race for Monk rights, requiring them to find their way to their lodgings.

girlfriday: Na PD purposely handicaps them by draining their cell phone batteries to 10%, and gives Su-geun a special monkey tail that can be used to charge phones.

javabeans: Na PD’s ideas are always the most ridiculous mix of high concept, low execution.

girlfriday: Hahahaha.

javabeans: He only gives each guy 50 yuan for the 40-kilometer trip, which is about $7.86 USD. Na PD: “This money is plenty to get you to the guesthouse!”

girlfriday: Then he has someone read the destination address out loud to them, without even giving them a written copy. That’s mean.

javabeans: They can’t understand a word of the Chinese, they all just have their phones out to record his voice. Oh right, and their phones only have 10% juice! That’s suuuuper mean.

girlfriday: Immediately Ji-won teams up with Seung-gi. Guess it’s going to be YB vs. OB (young boys and old boys, like they used to do on 1N2D). Or also Brains vs. No Brains.

javabeans: He figures they’ll pool their cash for a cab, and let Seung-gi be the monk, since they only care about not being last place. How cute, Seung-gi gets recognized by airport employees, who say in English, “Hi! I lub yoo!”

girlfriday: It’s adorable. Also a big boon for their team, because she then listens to the recording and writes down the address for them.

javabeans: Aw, that’s a huge help. At least Ho-dong thinks to do the same in asking a nice airport employee to write down the address too.

girlfriday: Seung-gi and Ji-won catch a cab, and Seung-gi does a pretty good job of communicating with the driver, to ask if they can get there on their 100 yuan. Sadly, the driver says no. Ji-won gets so worked up that Na PD starts inserting shots of nature from Three Meals a Day just for calming Eun Cho-ding (Ji-won’s nickname from 1N2D, meaning “grade-schooler”) down.

javabeans: It’s basically his version of “Stand by while we fix our technical difficulties” screen, hee. Ji-won lets out a string of curses while Seung-gi tries to think up all the ways they can make this work, and it must be enough of a sight that all these employees are trying to help. They get directed to a bus at least.

girlfriday: Ho-dong is definitely in a worse spot, because he can’t even speak English. A fan recognizes him and tries to help, but he can’t understand a thing she’s saying. Multiple employees tell him how to take the bus, and the captions taunt, “They’re explaining so kindly, why can’t you understand?”

javabeans: It’s so a mix of pidgin English and Chinese with Korean thrown in when they get frustrated. Meanwhile, Seung-gi and Ji-won are way better at both Chinese and English and get the gist pretty well — take a bus, then take a taxi for the rest. They sit back in the bus feeling pretty good, though Ji-won wonders if this first mission is this hard, how will they collect seven dragon balls?

girlfriday: Seung-gi texts Na PD to complain that he gave them this mission, and conveys Ji-won’s message. It must be swear words, because it gets blurred out and the captions say, “This can’t be shown on the internet either…”

javabeans: The show plays a taunting song over the ensuing chat conversation, where Su-geun bluffs that he’s almost there, and Seung-gi’s having so much fun that he’s bummed when his phone dies.

girlfriday: Ho-dong has Su-geun’s monkey tail to charge his phone when it dies, though it gets them weird looks from fellow passengers because he’s got his hands near Su-geun’s crotch.

javabeans: Seung-gi and Ji-won luck out because a fellow bus passenger has a charger on him, and even gives them tips translating terms for them.

girlfriday: Ji-won lasts about two seconds in their conversation, and immediately starts whining about how boring it is when he can’t understand what they’re saying. Then when the man’s daughter pipes up in English, Ji-won’s eyes practically pop out of his head: “CAN YOU SPEAK ENGLISH????”

javabeans: How intimidating must that look to that child? His eyes are bugging out and he looks desperate: “ENGLISH! DO YOU SPEAK?!”

girlfriday: Next time, the Monk Race continues, and the captions tell us, “No matter what you do, Lee Seung-gi is the winner.”

javabeans: Way to anti-cliffhang, Na PD. Then again, nobody’s watching this show for the games.

 
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If you're in US/CAN. The series is available on ondemandkorea.
http://www.ondemandkorea.com/new-journey-to-the-west-e05.html

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No english subs. :(

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Oop, sorry. I often forget the "subs" part since i watch raw. My bad.

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It is also on (with english subtitles) http://www.dramacool.com/drama-detail/new-journey-to-the-west

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Thanks guys! Oh btw you can watch this show on ondemandkorea....no need to go searching for navercast xD

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yay....

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I loved the 1n2d feels and references (aka beer can chicken) in this show!! Can't wait to watch the rest :D

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Lol. Eun Ji won. Lee Seung gi is really funny too. Poor kid XD

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Yay thanks for the recap, apparently the show is really really popular in Korea. Well I'm sure anything with Na PD's golden touch will do well.

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that monkey tail is hilarious, I thought they would start fighting over it

Na PD and I have the same sense of humor hahahaha

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omg im so excited for this! Thank you for recapping this- I hope you keep doing it! I wish there were eng subs for this but I doubt it... anyway, I will enjoy it through you guys. Thank you!!

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You can download Vapp on your phone and search for this show. It has English subtitle there and better, it's official.

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If you are able to access V App on your mobile phone, the show already has English subtitles.

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you can watch it on v app, just type new journey to the west (and it has subtitles!)

the show is really a huge success. almost 9 million views in 3 days (excluding press con and teasers) and im so happy with them.

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ahaaahhaha ..my favorite scene was hodong and sugeun's english accent in the last part hahhhha..damn that was funny.

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You can find this in dramacool dot com

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I can't stop laughing at that changing the screen for a short while to calm Eun Choding.. hahahaha he's still the cute bratty kid that he's always been!

You can download Naver Media Player! :) It lets you play Naver TVCast videos without the hassle of VPNs.. plus you also get to add to the streaming views of the show! :D

Thanks for the wonderful recap!

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Highlights for me!!!!

-Ho-dong is like an agitated caged baby bear.

-Ji-won sweeaaaars that the higher up you go, the hotter it gets, because you’re closer to the sun

-Ji-won’s eyes practically pop out of his head: “CAN YOU SPEAK ENGLISH????”

HAHAHA!!!

But why do they have to cut the scenessss ...urgh I wish this is on tv

Anyway Fighting "New Journey to the West"

(their title is really long~ I wish they have a fighting chant like in how hodong say 2d! 1n! :p but I guess it won't fit because of the editing style)

thank you for this recap girlfriday and javabeans!!! It was fun!!!!

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They divided it to 5 episodes because since this is an internet broadcast, watching 87 minute video can be too heavy to a viewer and they might not have the time to watch it. Unlike with 5 clips, viewer can just choose any video he/she wants at anytime (while in a break, on a commute, etc).

Accdg to PD Na, they decided on internet broadcast because at least, the viewers have the choice whether to watch it or not. Also, he sort of said something about the show's concept not being whole enough for a TV broadcast...

I wasn't fond of the internet broadcast at first, but seeing how much freedom they're having on it... I'm so glad they went on with it!

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I also have same question ????? Internet broadcast ? Why so hard find to watch ? Because different nation ? I'm feel sad , I'm waiting few day until watch it? I'm fan 1n2d season 1 long time !!! I also ecxited about come back show!!but this show so strike to watch !!!!!! Please

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but V app made it easier and english sub are available too...they are freaking hilarious my mobile data is up to neck because i keep watching them better watch it on wifi guys...PD Na and the whole gang are making it wilder and better...i knew it hopefully there's 1-2 more trips before Seunggi gets on that NS service.
Sigh..they are back the best friends of variety.
I really can't get over the which is hotter issue.
If you really are not that aware without the real facts EJW could really convince you that what he's saying is totally true.
Seung gi is fearless and still awesome with those punch word.
I know that Hodong and Sugeun are still being careful but i love the gag body of Sugeun is totally funny.
And Hodong being hyung but doesn't know about technology as always hilarious good.

Please support them if you can access the official site for clicks.

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Straight talking Lee Seung Gi is such a riot.

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i totally agree..love it. finally he can say something bad about them....he he he he...still in a good ways i think.
before he won't even attempt those words now it's totally freedom and as ever he is humble...

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AHHHH!!!! I am so happy to see this recap. I have been refreshing DB like crazy for this. I got hooked onto 1n2d S1 after reading the recaps on here. So I am super curious what you guys thought of the new show.

It brings me happiness to see that the bromance is still alive and well. Their chemistry is still amazing. I am so surprised at how brazen Seung-gi was....wouldn't he get in trouble with his hyungs, calling them names like that? Could you imagine him saying it to their faces? I bet he would get a mock beating hahaha

Na PD's midas touch strikes again!

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You know why they split it up? Because they get that many more views overall. If each clip gets 2 million views, they get 8 million more views than if they just made it one huge clip. They make money of the views and adds that accompany the videos.

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That makes sense too! Then I wish they might as well have added more clips LOL

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I see! well I hope they get lots of money from this because they deserve it :-)) They made me happy and laugh!!!! hahaha They are the best stress reliever from then until now! :-) I don't know how they did it but they really have the best chemistry in variety show in Korea :-)

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That's one way of thinking. With more videos and views they could attract more sponsors, I think it's good. Though the current ad is Naver's I think, not the show's.

In the presscon PD Na said the reason was this internet format is aiming for those who want to watch some videos during lunch break, hench the splitting and 10AM release. So viewers with no time can watch whichever clip they wanted.

They have no sponsor yet because the show was hastily planned. They even asked those brands they used in the show to call them if they want to sponsor. They'll use the brand in the show or as games rewards (food usually as PD Na is stingy on them).

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I hope gucci will sponsor them in the future or a high end apparel that will be funny ... running while they're in tuxedo :-) haha

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I think Uniqlo might be sponsoring them, on account of the "Heat Tech" underwear.

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nope. they have no sponsors. They didn't have time and didn't think they could really get them because of Soo Geun. They are shamelessly using brand names to get sponsors for another trip. Na Pd talked about it.

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That's what I mean by "They even asked those brands they used in the show to call them if they want to sponsor". They're not sponsored, but Uniqlo can always contact them if they want to sponsor the show.

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Lové them, it's perfect

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and i agree to girlfriday i was in panic when they said it will be strictly on internet and the worse is naver cast made it only available on Korea...the feels, i almost scream at PD Na during the presscon on my V app only he he he he..good thing V app is available everywhere...so freaking good...

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Anyone know where to watch it with English sub?

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English subs? V APP.. you guys. V APP... Everyone's saying it's on V app! ffs

Half the comments are ppl asking abt eng subs.. the other half's pointing where to find subs. It doesn't hurt to read, you know.

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LOL your rage is funny for some reason. But yeah, people should read other comments a little bit. :)

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That's the thing, I was able to watch it the day itself - with subs! Believe in the power of google, guys~

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It's soooo good and funny. The boys haven't lost it...and even PD Na seems to be releasing all his evil ideas. The captions too are saucier.

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Hi there, I have never commented here before but I'm just dropping by to say you guys can watch subs on ikshow(net) All five eps are up.

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Did Kang Ho Dong not speak English on purpose for the show??? Because he seemed so confused by the directions the airport attendants were giving to him but then he sounded pretty decent on the bus. Very confusing ...

I'm not a huge fan of the short clips since I feel they cut the episodes a little choppy, but it was funny! I started Korean variety late so I was never into most of Kang Ho Dong's shows, but I am liking this one so far. Especially with Lee Seung Gi and Eun Ji Won I'm excited for the rest of the series!

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Hodong's english vocabulary consist of the ff:

Exactlly! (but more like egeujakkliii)
Nice weather! Very nice view! Very gooooooood sea!!!!!!
Fantastic of the world!!!!

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and "Unbelievable!!" XD

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Ah yes! Hahaha I can't believe I forgot the most popular one!

Oh and there's this one time he said, "I DON'T THINK SO!" which ended up sounding like "AH DONG DING SOH"

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"English? English Noooooooooo" - Hodong

hahahahahaha I think he can understand simple words like yes, no, good morning etc etc the chinese airport staffs were good in english while Hodong knows little only

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He said wrong words on the bus. He was just playing around. He doesn't know much.

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For this ep (or 5 eps), I'm most excited to see a new side of Lee Seung Gi. He's the maknae turned sunbae; He also seems to be "bad-mouthing" his hyungs, but not at all, just calling a spade a spade, in a teasing way.

How long has Kang Ho Dong been out of his MC throne? He does seem so uncomfortable, and laughs loudly to cover it up, which makes it extra obvious. Is it becos Yoo Jae Suk is everywhere, and is so considerate and mild mannered that Ho Dong seems old school by comparison?

But it is really fun to watch them have so much fun together.

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YJS vs KHD comments never died, and each had his days of glories, things aren't doing well for Hodong since his tax scandal, not that YJS is everywhere. Ever since his scandal, he became more reserved afraid of hate he receives. Good thing, he can adjust with the guys as seen in the trailer, he was threatening LSGeun and EJW.

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I think Ho Dong seems old school because he is? Since his scandal, variety shows, especially now I've been noticing, have been shifting to more 'natural' (as natural as a scripted show can get!) styles of MC-ing? So it's more like friends chatting about x-rated stuff/y/z rather than one main MC leading proceedings in a very overt way.

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The posters are great. Both the official one w the 4 of them, announcing the show, and the last one, showing SG as the monk, for Next Clip. They make you happy just looking at the posters.

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Love your site and especially love that you explain the inside jokes that a newbie like me might miss! Thank you!

I also wanted to mention V App. It's available around the world I think for both Android and iPhones (I'm in Israel). It might be worth jumping on to because while it's mostly k-pop idols that have their own channels and live broadcasts, they are starting to add actors. I've seen a few (subtitled) Joo Won broadcasts. I'm waiting for Lee Joon Gi (who has a super cute intro). Lee Jong Suk launched his channel today. I even saw Kim Woo Bin, though he is mixed in with sidus HQ. I am possibly the only fan of Jeremy (You're Beautiful - Lee Hong Gi) and he is there as the lead of FTIsland.

That was slightly off topic, but returning to the topic at hand, thanks for this recap. I enjoyed it without all the background knowledge, but the extra info makes it so much funnier! :-)

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I think the straightforwardness (both Seunggi's and the show in general) really works here because they just address the issue everyone knows and it removes the tension. Plus it's just hilarious to see the formerly image conscious maknae just go in on his hyungs and make people uncomfortable around him. He can get away with iit.

Hodong seriously reminds me of my mother.

I also really like the format. It's easy to watch and you can watch what you want again. I think I watched episode 2 and 5 the most out of them. I only regret they obviously cut a lot.

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I bet Ji Won quit World of Warcraft because the latest expansion was so awful. I quit too.

Anyway, wish I could watch this with subs.

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It is subbed... :D so many links there at the comments section.

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Oh, I've missed these guys. The episodes are a bit confusing (not sure why they split them up the way they did), but as a huge fan of 1N2D (and Lee Seung-gi) I'd watch these guys in anything. I've especially missed Hodong and Su-geun, since I don't watch them as often as the other two (though it's a shame MC Mong didn't come along - he'd *definitely* be the monkey, LOL). Plus, it's nice seeing Jiwon back in his natural habitat, being clever and funny, because honestly, when he was on The Genius, his game-play really pissed me off. Here's hoping I can regain my love and appreciation for him here!!

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Thank you for recapping this! I was just watching the clockgirl Seung gi episode of 1n2d and feeling nostalgic and also missing your 1n2d recaps. That you're recapping NJTTW is the best news. thank you!

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AHAHAHAAAHAHAHA

They use show me the money 4 famous phrase too for the last caption~

"어차피 우승은 송민호" or "The winner is song minho anyway"

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This brings me sooo much joy :)

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im loving them! the old cast seems so fun. just that its pretty sad to see lee segun quiet and so guilty . he used to be such a bright person in 1 day 2 night

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LMAO! The recaps are hilarious! Imma go watch it soon!

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Maybe this is Na PD's way of helping Lee Su Geun. When the show inevitably becomes a hit and people see the biggest sinner getting repeatedly zapped and punished it will be like the reality tv version of going to the army. It does take the sting out the scandal somewhat because they are actively making fun of it rather pretending it doesn't exist. And the whole idea of sins and redemption is built into the concept. Then he will be back to his old bright self.

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I saw it with subs on newasiantv.com

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You can watch and download the english subbed version here available worldwide and also free: http://wp.me/p6pRCv-Pq

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thanks for posting the link, i wanted to download it so i can watch on repeat and not to stream constantly and its subbed already so thanks!! Thanks guys for recapping this for letting us know about the korean subs that doesnt get translated. Here I was thinking Id need to pester you guys to do it so i maybe squealed like a cornered pig- Hodong style- when I saw your post. Thank you thank you!!

By the way I watched this so easily on V app last Friday night. It was great!!! Cant wait for the next one!!!

Its amazing to see Seunggi this way its the old team but you can see the years has changed them a lot. Recently Seunggi was also at MC Mong concert. I still miss 1n2d a lot and season 1 was the only 1n2d show for me.

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Thanks. My phone can't download anything so no V App for me. I prefer downloading anyway.

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Aaawww I love this! Miss these guys a lot. Seungi-yaaaaa you're awesome! Thank GF 😁

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found all five eppies with subs on

http://ikshow.net/shows/new-journey-to-the-west/

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anyone else miss kim c? any ideas as far as why he didn't join the rest of the crew?

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He was just never comfortable about variety shows... He had good and sweet chemistry with the members, but I think being in a variety show was still a lot of pressure on him. He said that when he left 1n2d s1.

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ah makes sense. It was odd just coz it didnt even click that he wasnt there until i began rewatching the 1n2d season 1 episodes again. ahh the golden days...

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Yeah, I know. I'm missing him too.. he was such a great mother figure in the show. Yes, s1 days are definitely legendary..

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why is it just short clips :( :(
its like a tease. waited SO long for this reunion and its shown in such a weird format.

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it's because they want this type of format because during the press PD Na mention that it would make you watch it during break time or just make you laugh at moment. they don't want it to make it longer because in that case you would have to sit down and watch for longer hours. the idea is to watch it during your short break after working or just after your class that's why it's all in mini clips. But they say if it gains tons of clicks (which by the way to prove it's ratings) they will compile it to 40-50 minutes and then release it.

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its short clips only maybe because we can stream it faster that way. And if you watch it chronologically it's one whole episode not unlike 1n2d. I'm a happy camper so long as i get to see my favorite guys doing what they do best. And Seunggi being awesome and refreshingly candid- whoa, gimme more!!!

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I am a big fan 1n2d season 1 and its good to watch them together again with PD Na, i wish they could include Kim C and MC Mong too in this program, They are the most compatible team in Korean variety History.

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Agreed. Also waiting for this to happen!!

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Thanks everyone that recommended the V app,found it on google play and i have confirmed the subbed episodes, I'll watch them later, its 5 am in my part of the world and i need to close my eyes so i can trick the coffee in my system and get some sleep. I hate coffee but i love it.
Oh also weird name for an app i kept thinking the " V " alone can't be the name and maybe its "vapp".hihi.
1night 2days fans could you recommend episodes you thought were great, id like to check it out, i watched the one with jo in sung just for jo in sung ,is it the same show? the cast is different or different seasons im not sure but I'd like to watch with LSG,KHD, ji won and the gambler.
😁Gnite

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I highly recommend the Scary vs Stupid Team Race.. Just google "2 Days and 1 Night Season 1 | 1박 2일 시즌 1 - The Scary Party vs The Stupid Party, part 1" and you will immediately see the episode!

It's good to watch this ep cos it highlights the 4 members of NJttW. Just like in NJttW, Seunggi-Jiwon and Sugeun-Hodong are team members.

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Thanks GF and JB, I laughed out loud at your 'conversation' of recapping these 5 eps. Really feels like the old times eh? Those were the days...

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I recommend you to watch 1n2d ep. 33 i guess..
Watch the 1st appearance of seung gi and mc mong..thats the start of the riot hahahaah...1n2d Is a legend

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What song was playing after the black screen?

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None of the linked sites are working for me. The links open, the videos play, but there is no sound. I then went to youtube to play a second of a random video just to see if I had sound, and there was no problem.

Does anyone know why the sound portion isn't available??

I'm in the U.S., if that helps.

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try downloading V app..its way better than other sites..

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