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Entourage: Episode 2

Just as The Rolling Stones crooned, our budding movie star learns that you can’t always get what you want. Sometimes you have to forego your own needs for the benefit of others or do things you simply don’t want to do, but such is the way of the world. Despite how handsome and famous Young-bin is, the world does not revolve around him, and occasionally, something’s just gotta give.

 
EPISODE 2 RECAP

At a SK Wyvern baseball game, Young-bin warms up right before he has to throw the first pitch, and his buddies cackle at his poor athletic ability, saying that they expect better from someone whose film attracted six million viewers. That’s right, his film Flowers of Evil turned out to be a surprise hit. No one expected a success, and manager Ho-jin says that it was a fluke because there weren’t any other box office contenders.

A group of cheerleaders arrive, and Turtle scores a selfie with them. Joon wants to impress so he prepares to pitch like a pro, but ends up slipping and landing on his behind, causing everyone to erupt into laughter. Pitcher Kim Kwang-hyun shows up to teach Young-bin some tips, but he’s not very helpful until Young-bin discloses that he’s close with numerous female celebrities, including Ahn So-hee.

After Young-bin throws the first pitch, he and his buddies head out to meet Eun-gab. The guys make fun of Ho-jin because he saw his ex with a new boyfriend, but Ho-jin insists she was with her sunbae, and adds that he has no desire to hop back into the dating pool. Meanwhile, Young-bin anxiously waits for a text from So-hee. Joon fumes when a news article about the baseball game blurred out his face, making him feel even more insignificant, but Young-bin says he’ll enlist the help of Eun-gab to get him some more auditions.

The boys arrive to loud cheers and a celebratory cake at Eun-gab’s talent agency due to the success of Flowers of Evil. They meet JOEY JUNG, an assistant played by f(x)’s Amber who wants to be a manager, but has to be Eun-gab’s assistant in the meantime. Eun-gab makes fun of the way she speaks, but she counters by calling him an old man.

Following the success of Young-bin’s film, Eun-gab happily presents Young-bin with the new terms of his renewed contract and a new feature script called War Terminator, which aims to be the Korean version of The Avengers. Young-bin and Ho-jin are surprised to hear that production company Idea will be co-producing with CJ since Idea is headed by the lady who grabbed Joon’s butt in Busan. Comforted by the fact that the butt-grabbing lady doesn’t hate him like he thought she did, Young-bin instructs Eun-gab to schedule a meeting with her so he can coerce her into casting him in Im Hwa-su.

Eun-gab wants Young-bin to meet her to discuss War Terminator, but Young-bin only has eyes for Im Hwa-su, and that’s that. Meanwhile, poor Joon learns that his agent, agent Im, left to form his own agency and took all his clients with him without informing or bringing Joon along.

The boys follow Young-bin as he browses luxury cars. After the success of Flowers of Evil, he wants to purchase a new car for Ho-jin, but Ho-jin maintains that he doesn’t need a new car and doesn’t think it’s the right time for Young-bin to splurge unnecessarily. They end up test-driving a car just for the heck of it.

The next day, Ho-jin arrives at Young-bin’s place with the groceries Joon asked for, but he’s tired of fetching things for the boys. Young-bin suggests that he move in with them so that he doesn’t have to worry about that or rent. Excited by the possible addition of Ho-jin, Young-bin asks Turtle to call the realtor so they can check out new homes.

They look at a swanky abode with a killer view in the exclusive UN Village area, and everyone’s smitten until they learn that it comes with a $1.8 million price tag. Ho-jin tells Young-bin that moving is unnecessary, and that this new place is too expensive. But Young-bin’s confident he’ll nab a new movie soon.

Eun-gab calls to notify him about their meeting with Idea’s CEO tomorrow. Feeling optimistic, Young-bin orders Turtle to list their home for sale so they can move into a new place as soon as he nabs Im Hwa-su, but Ho-jin urges him to slow down since nothing’s been determined yet.

Eun-gab, Young-bin, and Ho-jin meet with the CEO of Idea, JO TAE-YOUNG, aka Joon’s butt-grabber. Eun-gab starts off by saying that he first met her in Busan, unaware of her embarrassing incident, so CEO Jo cuts the conversation short. She asks for Young-bin’s thoughts on the War Terminator script, which takes Young-bin and Ho-jin for a surprise since they thought they were here to discuss Im Hwa-su.

CEO Jo was under the impression that this meeting would be regarding War Terminator, and Eun-gab tries to smooth things over by saying that Young-bin is interested in both. CEO Jo states that casting for Im Hwa-su is complete, bursting Young-bin’s bubble. However, the budget for War Terminator is unprecedented and Young-bin’s pay will be huge, she says. She wants Young-bin to play the role of Black Tiger, the main protagonist of the movie. But Young-bin balks at the idea of playing an animal and leaves the meeting, furious.

Eun-gab tries to persuade him that he won’t be wearing a silly tiger mask, and that this kind of movie is guaranteed to attract a minimum of 10 million viewers. He asks Young-bin to give the script a read, but Young-bin’s not having any of it and leaves without saying goodbye, which Ho-jin says is a sign that he’s really angry.

Eun-gab blames Ho-jin for planting the wrong seed in Young-bin in the first place and causing this mess, and warns him not to show Young-bin any scripts that aren’t Eun-gab-approved. He also orders Ho-jin to read the War Terminator script as if it’s porn until he gets excited about it.

A group of women ring the doorbell of Young-bin’s home, and Turtle gladly lets them in since they claim to be realtors. He and Joon can hardly contain their excitement when they enter, but their fantasy is shattered when they ransack the home in search of Young-bin’s belongings. Turns out they were crazy sasaeng fans.

The chaos was caught on camera, and Joon and Turtle explain to Young-bin what happened. Joon is upset that the girls stole Turtle’s lucky underwear thinking it was Young-bin’s. Because he didn’t get the movie, Young-bin asks Turtle to take the house off the market, saying they’ll convert one of the closets into a bedroom for Ho-jin.

Ho-jin calls Young-bin out for drinks, and they meet at an old haunt they used to frequent when they were both broke. Young-bin wonders if something’s up since Ho-jin always invited him here whenever he had something important to say, and Ho-jin admits that he read the War Terminator script and found it to be better than expected; he urges Young-bin to give it a read. But Young-bin has zero interest and is not in the mood to discuss work. An unexpected call from So-hee lights him up, especially when she wants to hang out with him and the boys like old times.

The next day the boys meet with SEO JI-AHN, the interior designer who’ll work on redecorating the house and creating Ho-jin’s room. Ho-jin first saw her when they were waiting for the elevator; she had taken off her flip-flops and slipped into heels while next to him. He can’t seem to take his eyes off her, and fusses with his business card before carefully handing it to her. Turtle and Joon notice this and tease him.

A call comes in from Eun-gab, and Young-bin asks Ho-jin to take it. Eun-gab asks if Ho-jin was able to sway Young-bin, but is disappointed to hear that Young-bin is still against playing a tiger. He demands that Ho-jin continue to describe War Terminator as a masterpiece since they have to get Young-bin to sign on. Suddenly, Joey bursts into the men’s bathroom where Eun-gab is speaking to Ho-jin. She informs Eun-gab that CEO Jo is on the other line. Speak of the devil!

Eun-gab frantically instructs Joey to give an excuse to avoid speaking to CEO Jo, and says to tell her that he had a testicular emergency and is at the hospital. But now CEO Jo is calling Eun-gab’s cell and has tried his office numerous times because Joey didn’t mention the testicular emergency, and just relayed that he went to the hospital.

Joey informs Eun-gab that the “big boss” was looking for the “little boss,” aka him, so he reluctantly heads to a billiards room where the sharp-tongued “big boss” KANG OK-JA is playing pool. She surprises Eun-gab with her knowledge of Young-bin and War Terminator; she had talked her friend CEO Jo into casting Young-bin. She belittles him for struggling to attach Young-bin to the project when she made the whole thing happen, but Eun-gab counters that he did all the heavy-lifting.

She offers him her second bowl of noodles; she had always ordered two servings when he was her underling, but carb-free Eun-gab passes. When asked about Young-bin’s contract renewal, Eun-gab assures her that Young-bin will go all the way with him because he’s loyal. But she cautions against being so sure of him.

She gives Eun-gab unwanted, dated career advice that he doesn’t need and raises her pool stick to discipline him, but he grabs it before she can strike and says he’s not going to let her bully him again. But she succeeds in kicking him in the shin and he flees, cursing at his crazy old boss.

Meanwhile, the boys check out new furniture at a store. Ho-jin asks Young-bin how long he plans on ignoring Eun-gab’s calls and urges him to think War Terminator over. But Young-bin asserts that he won’t be signing on. He spots a bunny pillow and wonders if he should gift it to So-hee, but Ho-jin answers that she’d feel uncomfortable since he’s not her boyfriend.

This dampens his mood, and Young-bin grumbles about feeling stifled. But he ends up buying the pillow anyway, and Ho-jin acquiesces; he tells Young-bin that he doesn’t have to do the movie and that he’ll search for a different project, which satisfies Young-bin.

Joon goes to pay the valet and is surprised to see that it’s his drama school friend who quit acting to make a living for his family. Joon encourages him to not give up on theater, but his friend points out that Joon’s only able to continue because of his celebrity cousin, and he should think seriously about whether this can be his future.

Feeling discouraged, Joon vacuums in front of the boys while they’re watching a movie. Ho-jin and Young-bin assure him that he’ll get calls for auditions soon. Joon receives an unexpected call from Agent Im who invites him to the opening party of his new company. He calls Joon his “rising star,” and Joon beams, thinking he’ll ask Joon to join his new agency.

The boys accompany Joon to the opening party and are surprised to find a Maxim-sponsored, rowdy pool party with foam and scantily clad women. Agent Im greets them and guides Young-bin to a private room so they can talk, completely ignoring Joon. Joon was clearly just his gateway to Young-bin.

Agent Im tries to talk Young-bin into leaving Eun-gab’s agency and joining his, describing Eun-gab as old-fashioned and stubborn, but Young-bin answers that he dislikes talking about people behind their backs, effectively putting an end to Agent Im’s futile efforts.

Joon drowns his sorrows in alcohol, but his day is made when two women recognize him as a former boy band member and ask for a photo. Young-bin, Ho-jin, and Turtle remind him that he still gets recognized, but one look at Turtle, and Joon realizes that the boys set this up to make him feel better. Agent Im spots Young-bin again and walks him over to Clara’s trailer so the two can get to know each other, because she’s in talks to join Agent Im’s agency.

Young-bin helps bikini-clad Clara into her jacket, and they chat. Eun-gab’s assistant Joey spots Young-bin sharing a drink with Clara and immediately calls Eun-gab, who’s about to attend church service with his wife and daughter. He’s furious to hear that Young-bin is at Agent Im’s party and fears that Young-bin will switch agencies because of Clara. His wife scolds him for taking work calls again, but Eun-gab explains that the situation at hand is more serious than a North Korean invasion and peaces out.

Back at the party, Ho-jin is surprised to find designer Ji-ahn there; she says she did the interior of Agent Im’s new agency. She asks if he’ll accompany her since she doesn’t know anyone at the party, and he stutters that they’ve only met twice. She takes his arm anyway, and he follows. Turtle, Young-bin, and a very drunk Joon smile when they see Ho-jin and Ji-ahn together. They all exchange pleasantries with Ji-ahn before she leaves to catch up with her friend DJ Soda.

Turtle pushes Joon into the pool, and Young-bin and Ho-jin push Turtle in next. Just then, Eun-gab arrives at the party and chews Agent Im out for attempting to poach Young-bin from him, but he’s not at all surprised, saying that Agent Im has a history of using company money to pay for massages and stealing gifts from clients’ fans. Eun-gab threatens to crush his puny company and reveal to his investor (whom Eun-gab knows through church) how shady and thriftless Agent Im is if there’s ever another attempt to steal Young-bin.

Eun-gab finds Young-bin and the boys by the pool, and they’re startled to see him. “Is this how you’re going to backstab me?” he asks. Young-bin replies that they’re all just here to play, but Eun-gab wonders what others will think of Young-bin associating with sleaze. Eun-gab declares that they should clear the air, and Young-bin answers that he was ignoring his calls because of the constant push for War Terminator, which he already decided he wasn’t doing.

Eun-gab reminds him that he’s never made Young-bin do something bad and that everything he did was for Young-bin’s sake. He asks Young-bin to reconsider the movie, but Young-bin doesn’t budge. Eun-gab admits that when he first met Young-bin he thought he was loyal and the real deal, but today is the first time he’s disappointed in him. He states that he’s given up on Young-bin and that if he doesn’t sign on to War Terminator, it’s over between them. And with that, Eun-gab walks away.

On the way home, the boys say they’ve never seen Eun-gab that angry, but Turtle says it was natural for him to misunderstand like that since Young-bin cut off communication with him. Young-bin finally decides to give the script a read to maintain his loyalty to Eun-gab. He receives a call from So-hee, who says she can no longer hang out with the boys tomorrow, putting Young-bin in a worse mood.

She’s on an overnight shoot right now, and Young-bin decides to surprise her there. He gifts her with the bunny pillow and says they should meet once her drama is over, but So-hee says that she’s shooting a movie right after. He asks her what movie it is, but we don’t hear her response. Oh. If it’s War Terminator, Young-bin won’t think twice about doing it!

Young-bin returns home and the boys are eating. He joins them, and Joon warns him not to eat too much because he’ll be swollen the next morning, but Joon doesn’t need to worry about swelling because he says he quit acting. Young-bin surprises everyone by announcing that he’ll sign on to War Terminator, and casually adds that So-hee might star in it as well. But he tells the guys to inform Eun-gab that he signed on just for him, to make him feel better.

Eun-gab is overjoyed the next morning. He hugs Young-bin for agreeing to do the movie and shares some exciting news: Acclaimed director Lee Jun-ik is in negotiations to direct War Terminator. Everyone’s thrilled to hear that, and Joon finds reason to smile again because Eun-gab found a new manager for him and lets him know that he already has three auditions lined up.

As Eun-gab waits for his car to pull up, he asks Young-bin if there’s an actress in particular he’d like to costar with, and Young-bin answers that he’d simply like to work with a skilled actress. Turtle spots a couple hopping into a car in the distance, and Eun-gab observes that it’s So-hee and Kang Haneul, who’re dating after all.

Young-bin is silent as he takes in this news and watches So-hee whiz right past him in the car.

 
COMMENTS

This episode felt significantly slower than the pilot, and I feel like it’s because nothing major really happened. Young-bin’s movie Flowers of Evil ended up being a surprise hit, but we only learned of that after the fact, and strangely, it didn’t feel like there was any major shift in the atmosphere. I didn’t see any significant changes in the characters; I was expecting the boys to celebrate extravagantly or pull silly shenanigans, but I wasn’t shown anything of that sort. Isn’t it kind of a big deal that a movie — Young-bin’s very first at that — which everyone had deemed a flop suddenly attracted six million viewers? How did the boys react when they first found out the movie wasn’t a complete failure? Wasn’t Young-bin the talk of the town? Didn’t the media want to interview him and splash him across every magazine? The surprise success of Young-bin’s first movie just felt so anticlimactic.

The conflict with Eun-gab at Agent Im’s opening party didn’t quite work for me because it wasn’t even a real conflict. Eun-gab incorrectly assumed that Young-bin had betrayed him by jumping ship and joining Agent Im’s camp, but…Young-bin didn’t and had no intention of doing so. I also would’ve liked to have seen Young-bin actively and repeatedly ignoring Eun-gab’s phone calls because I just had to go off of Ho-jin’s knowledge that Young-bin was avoiding Eun-gab. It’s another instance of us being told what happened; we were told Flowers of Evil was a surprise success, and we were told Young-bin was giving Eun-gab the cold shoulder. It’s just no fun when we’re not shown anything and when there’s a capable A-list cast that’s not being fully utilized. It feels like such a waste to give them lazy and on-the-nose dialogue that’s meant to inform the audience in the most humdrum way possible.

I also wish Eun-gab’s reasons for desperately wanting Young-bin to sign on to War Terminator were clearer. All I got was that it’s a big-budget movie that was going for The Avengers-level success. And Ho-jin didn’t even get to express why he liked the script or how the story changed when it went from being an ensemble movie to a lone, black tiger hero one. For an agent who most likely pushed Young-bin to star in Flowers of Evil, a movie that seemed like a cheap revenge thriller, I’m not convinced that Eun-gab has great taste in projects. I don’t really expect him to since he’s an agent who’s more concerned with the financial aspect of things, but his treatment of War Terminator as THE deal-breaker didn’t make enough sense to me.

It seems everybody has some sort of conflict except Turtle, and he’s starting to come across as a rather dispensable, one-note character, which is unfortunate. I’m sure there’s more to the freewheeling jokester than what we’ve seen so far, and I hope we get to see another side to him. What were his ambitions when he was a film school student? Pretty sure his dream wasn’t to be part of a celebrity’s entourage.

Ho-jin continues to be my favorite character, although he wasn’t as memorable in this episode. His adorable stuttering and oblivion whenever he was around Ji-ahn was too cute. Keep being awkward, Ho-jin!

I guess all in all, I want to see more. More drama, more problems, and fewer unnecessary reaction shots. I can almost predict the next shot of a scene revolving around Young-bin: Young-bin says something, cut to Turtle and Joon’s reactions, cut to Ho-jin’s reaction, cut back to Young-bin, and repeat seven more times. I appreciate the experimenting with swooping camera moves, but the pacing needs some work, and by that I mean the pacing needs to speed up if it wants to accurately depict the fast-paced, deadline-driven entertainment industry in all its glory. Lights, camera, and more action, please!

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Watching this purely for Lee Kwang Soo, and, seriously, his scenes make up for other problems in the show till now. It might be a RM bias, but I can't help but laugh at his every expression. I also wonder how Yoo Jae Suk or Haha would react to Joon's predicament and that makes it even more funny.

Plus Seo Kang Joon is quite handsome to look at!

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You need to watch Kwang Soo's Webdrama "The Sound Of Heart" was aired this past monday on naver, the drama got 3 million views in 24 hours, is really funny and with a lot of cameos. No subs right now, only the raw

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I don't know but... I'm dropping this drama because I really don't like So-hee in dramaland. and I can't watch the beautiful face of Seo Kang joon liking So-hee. I love other actors though. *sigh

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So Hee only has 3 minutes in every episodes.

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What's wrong with So-hee?

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I honestly don't get the status of the main star in Chungmoro-land because his first starring movie became a hit, and yet he was able to live in a very luxurious house (even before the movie became a hit), and he can splurge on anything. He was established to be a popular actor, but many houses of actors (except Hallyu stars) are not that lavish. There is an obvious attempt of the show to sort of copy the lifestyle of Hollywood celebrities, but I'm not sure if it fits for Korean actors' lifestyle. He was in a public bath in the pilot with his friends.

I'll continue to watch this show because despite its flaws I'm interested with the character arcs: the manager/friend's struggle to create his own life and attempt to live outside the shadow of his friend/star; Kwangsoo's struggle to make a name for himself in showbiz; Turtle's story arc after apparently giving up on showbiz. I did not watch the American version so I don't know if they had the same characters.

I enjoyed "Producers" because, while it later became your typical KDrama, it was able to weave the personal stories of the characters to the story development of what happens in variety shows.I want more meta!!

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He was actually a star before his movie was hit, maybe because he was a famous actor in dramas and CF.

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Spoiler Spoiler Spoiler Spoiler_____

In The Orginal One, Kwang Soo's Character "Johnny Drama" wins a Golden Globe In The End of the Series Or In The Movie, I Hope He Will Be Wining An Award In The Korean Version Too. He Deserves, i love his character so much.

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For series that's not exactly my cup of tea from the outset, I would check out dramabeans' recaps to see if it's worth picking up, as is the case with Entourage. At the conclusion of most recaps here, the writer ends with a wish for the show to fulfill x-y-z. (Sometimes the wish gets fulfilled, and I wonder if the drama gods are following the blog!) After I finished reading the commentary above I paused, because I remembered that the show is 100% pre-produced, so unless we want a mess that was the editing of Moon Lovers (still my fav all-time, until the next LJK sageuk, that is), the pacing, the zippy reaction shots, etc. aren't going to be "fixed." So there is *some* merit to the live shoot system? Should a drama manage to not compromise quality/story while feeding viewers' desires can be a great show...
(Well, now that I think about it, there were lots of complaints about ML's editing earlier on, so the producers thought, "Of course! It's simulcast. Nobody's going to notice. A body can't watch two screens at the same time!")

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I'm actually loving this refreshingly different drama to bits. And we get Cho Jin-Woong in another brilliant, completely different role. After growing to love Seo Kang Joon in RoomMate 2-3 years ago and thinking his quiet, considerate intelligence would soon make him a star, I'm 100% in on this one. It's disappointing that Lee Kwang Soo's antics in this just come across as more Running Man comedy because I think he shines the most when he's being serious in the few spots he is. I want to see more of that.
First impression is totally positive for me.

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I agree with you. CJW's character here is a big contrast from the past ones. It's fun to see him with this big, loud persona.

Not familiar with SKJ, but the character he is playing here is laid-back and subtle. He hasn't had to do much so far. For now, his acting is not throwing me off.

LKS is fabulous with his comedic scenes. I haven't seen enough of his serious acting, but I want to.

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Seo Kang Joon is really bland, zero emotions, always with the same expression, the guy is good looking but that's not enough if he want to be a good actor.

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I'm so glad I'm not the only one that feels this way. Sometimes when so many people seem to see something you don't you start to wonder if you can trust your own instincts. I've seen this guy praised for a couple a years now and just don't get it. It doesn't matter one bit how handsome he is if he has no charisma and he just doesn't.

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This
He is simply not a good actor imo

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not a good actor? huh?

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I agree. I think he needs more time and more experience. There were times in Cheese in the Trap when I thought, "huh, I guess he could be good." Mostly though, I find him to be an one note actor.

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I feel the same. So far he is just a pretty face with no charisma. His acting is ok but he hasn't been given much to do in the first 2 episodes, no big emotional arcs. I did enjoy the show but that was because of the best friend/manager and the agent are interesting.

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How the ceo know that kwang soo was young bin's friend, she never see him with them, so why block him from the movie??

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I just remembered, TOP oppa live in UN village.
Uri jagiya ❤️

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Sorry for riding here (I was curious of the second episode, whether it is worth or not lol) but do you guys recapping Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim? I've watched them but I'm kind of lost and hoped that I would get some enlightments here.

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Aye, been wanting to ask about this too! I watched a bit of Romantic Doctor Kim and not sure if it is worthy or not but the cliff-hangers do seem to make the future episodes interesting hahaha.

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I was excited for this show and I'm not counting myself disappointed yet, but.... It's not really a good show, at least not yet. The acting feels boring and not sure what they're going to do with the plot. I like Ho Jin, but so far I need more depth for all characters except him and especially the psychological toll that stardom can take on a person needs to be shown at some point. Don't know if they did that in the original, but it's some of what kdramas do best and it would be perfect for a show like this. They've already shown (very subtle) hints of Young Bin being more sensitive than he lets on, so I hope they keep giving us bigger hints as to his internal state.

On another note, while I like Amber, she was kind of cringeworthy here, partly due to bad writing/dialogue. Hope her character either disappears or the writing steps it up later on.

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I stick to my seat; Seo Kang Joon really know how to look pretty, but that is all that is. I neither find him charming, nor star quality enough to make me root for his star power aura, because its just fell flat for me. On the other hand, Manager Kim and Ho Jin steals the spot for me, because I find that Ho Jin character feel much more alive, compared to his so called star friend. I haven't seen the American version of Entourage, but I am not disliking this version either. Somehow I wish Seo Kang Joon character could be more wild, more witty and somehow I don't know, more bratty as he is still young, and on top of that, a popular star. Yet I cannot see many of his expressions, well that is because he was a top rookie actor in this drama, so I was hoping he could give us more vibrant to his characters. So far Seo Kang Joon didn't sell it for me, but Ho Jin did. Yes you Ho Jin you!

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Completely agree with you on both Ho Jin and Seo Kang Joon as well as his character here. It's my third drama of his and even when he played the second lead there was no SLS anywhere in sight for me.

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I literally felt the same way about Vince (SKJ's character) in Entourage. The actor was blah and his character was the least interesting in the show but I feel it the show was supposed to be more about his crew and his experiences with them than anything.

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I said as much in the episode 1 recap. Adrian Grenier is probably one of the most boring good looking actors in Hollywood. I've never been a fan of Seo Kang joon. Not since his Roommate days. Sure he was good looking and women made fools of themselves over him for it. He however remained as wooden and unemotional as anyone I've ever seen. He's a good looking guy but he has the personality of a door knob. He's just there, looking pretty like a ken doll.

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I'm glad I'm not the only one. Ari from the original series was the main reason I even started watching the show. I honestly think the way the main character is written is just not that exciting. Sang Kang Joon did great in his previous role and I have seen him in Roommates and the guy is seriously demure. I think this show is just to slow with characters that are either boring or just freaking hilarious.

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I like this drama cos it's so not like most Kdramas and then there's Amber and the cameo appearances. If am lucky Jackson might make a cameo cos he's friends with Amber.

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I still think Hong Seok Cheon would have done a great job as Lloyd. He's so eager to get a role yet is still stuck with cameos, it's unfortunate. Or even Yoon Hyun Min, who was great in the good wife.

I don't know if it's the writing or if Amber lacks skills in comedic timing. I still feel she has trouble rubbing off the cameo vibe and is still very conscious of the cameras. I didn't like the original but the Ari- Lloyd friendship was too memorable.

....What the heck, it's episode 2 - I'll give the drama a further try.

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When he said Sohee and Kang Ha Neul were dating I actually gasped!

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I'll stay for Jo jin woong.. i can't see any Lee Jae Han character left on him.. he's totally Kim Eun Gab rn.. *applause*

and strangely, Kim Eun Gab is less noisy but scarier that Ari Gold.. lol

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I love Lee Kwang Soo in running man for being himself with a little exaggeration but I can't stand Lee Kwang Soo's acting! It's so horrible! He seems all goofy and has the similar facial expression as if he's on running man. I feel so embarrassed for him!! Just stay in variety please

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He's really a good, actor, watch his other roles, he considered a really good actor.
Watch his in Puck, Good Friends, Dear My Friends, Five Siblings in Deoksu Villave or watch him in It's Okay, It's Love.

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Yeah, is because he's so bad that Koreans (The most judicious people in the world) praise his acting and consider him a really good actor. Song Ji Hyo is considered a bad actress for koreans.
You obviously don't know anything about acting, just stay watching variety, please.

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sounds like you don't like his comedic roles, watch him in It’s Okay, It’s Love.

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Actually, his running man character is an act in itself. He is not like that in real life. So I guess his acting is good because he convinced you that his RM persona is his real self. In Korean variety shows, you have to play to certain types of stereotypes- so u are either a fool, the brainy one, the brawny one, or a part of the couple.

His character here is closer to the image that he has constructed for himself in the variety world, and he is playing that image to a tee.

You should watch his more serious roles to see his acting chops. He is not the best actor, but he is certainly not bad.

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You don't anything about acting @wena.. watch Kwang Soo at [email protected] friends, dear myfriend, it's okay that's Love, puck, and many more.. you just blinded kwang soo talent just because running man... is kwang soo need to leave running man to concentrate in his acting activities just like kang gary focus on his music career.... come on kids, Kwang Soo work so hard these year... he even came from fan meeting joong ki to came shooting entourage... @wena die please

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I don't know. I feel like lots of stuff happened in this episode actually. And I'm really enjoying this show so far. It feels so refreshing and different from other K-dramas!

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Anyone knows who acted as the car seller lady? She looks damn familiar but I cant rmbr which drama I saw her act in....

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Does anyone know what the song was at the end of this episode when Young Bin sees them getting in the car?

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Anyone here seen the hbo version?
This show is sort of like season 1. That hero movie is Aquaman, so hee is mandy moore's character (i hated her for breaking chase's heart!) but so far i like how this is going. It might blur some stuff that i liked about the hbo show but its okayyy :)

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