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Ex-1 Night 2 Days cast and crew reunite for new tvN variety show

This is some crazy news. First: three of the original members of hit variety show 1 Night 2 DaysLee Su-geun, Eun Ji-won, and Kim Jong-min — will be reuniting to star in a brand new variety reality show on cable network tvN called Three Fools. It’ll be helmed by some very familiar producers, for those of you who have followed 1N2D for as long as I have. But here’s the crazy part: It’s LIVE. Like live-live. No cuts, no edits, no mistakes. Just three guys with cameras rolling, and whatever gets filmed gets aired. WHAT?

Okay, backing up a bit. So way back in the days of the original 1N2D, PD Lee Myung-han helmed the show (he was essentially Na PD’s boss, to put it simply) and then left Happy Sunday and KBS to develop shows for CJ Entertainment. And since then, many of the old 1N2D crew have jumped ship to CJ as well — like PD Shin Won-ho and writer Lee Woo-jung who just completed the hit show Answer Me 1997, raking in stellar ratings for tvN. And writer Kim Daeju who was on camera a lot as the 1N2D maknae writer. Anyway, these four are now going to helm this live variety show, starring three old school 1N2D members. Basically, it’s a big ol’ reunion.

The format is the completely insane part. It’s a zero-edit live shoot of these guys just being themselves. Listen, I love these guys, but these PDs and writers should know better than anyone how heavily edited 1N2D is, to bring the funny. How long they shoot for just two hours of airtime. What if they just sit around and have awkward silences? What if it turns out that they’re not funny without well-timed edits? What if it’s painful and boring? Aaaagh, it’s stressing me out!

Obviously, they’ll script an agenda, have a plan, and a contingency plan, and another. And these guys think on their feet. But still. There’s also going to be a live SNS component to the show, where the audience can actually interact with them, and send ideas. Like improv theater? The whole thing is totally ballsy and completely insane.

I do think it’s interesting that tvN is making such huge leaps forward as the leading cable network, the first to actually give the Big 3 (KBS/SBS/MBC) a run for their money. It’s not surprising, given that tvN has had a really amazing year of original programming (Shut Up Flower Boy Band, Queen Inhyun’s Man, among others). Now it’s time to take on Sunday night variety, which is a big move, and obviously having the old Happy Sunday crew to lead the way is a smart strategy. I just don’t know if 1N2D: Live and Uncut is going to be so crazy it works, or so crazy it burns.

Either way, we find out soon: Three Fools premieres Sunday October 7 on tvN.

Via E Daily

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can we say OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGwhocaresI'llwatchitanyway!

I know I can. xD

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I feel the same way. I'll watch these guys read a phone book. (Hmm...that may turn out to be hysterical.)

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they could prank call?

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K. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH
MMMMMMYYYYYYYY
GGGGGOOOOOODDDDD!!!

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i can't wait! i miss watching Eun Ji-won with the guys!

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Wow. Just... that's a ballsy move from tvN.

But they're exactly the kind of network who can try this kind of thing. They're small enough to be mobile and not *yet* that popular to invite so much hate in case they do it wrong. They can chalk it up to trying new things, it's cable after all. :))

Go tvN! If channels were people, you should be MVP for 2012 or something.

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this is crazy but i'm so looking forward to it!

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HOLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYCOWWWWWWWW.
NOFREAKINGWAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.

YAY MY EUN CHODING IS BACK!? :D :D :D
been waiting forever for this. OMG. i'm so excited. i'm near tears right now.

i don't have any worries for this show. they're all veterans (IMO) in the variety world esp due to 1N2D... how badly can this come out? LOL

mmm... if only KHD would come out too. AND SEUNGGI! OMG. ITS A BIG 'OL REUNION THEN. (but seeing as its 3 Fools... ahh it'll stay 3 fools probably)

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"how badly can this come out?"

did you just tempt fate?, in Dramaland, that's like asking, what's the worst that can happen or sending the bride to be a white wedding dress just before the wedding
*sniff, Mok Dan*

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LOL, this is the same thing I thought. If dramas have taught me anything, it's that you never tempt fate... and be careful of your chaebol mother-in-law. It might result in a random piano falling on your head or equally dreadful missed comic timing on a comedy.

But, I will hold out hope since it's tvN, they've been doing quite well for themselves so I only hope their success continues.

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Lets see:
veteran staff of 1N2D, check.
veteran hosts of 1N2D, check.
veteran cable channel producing some of the most awesome dramas, check.
What could go wrong?

Want to know what happened in the meeting, it went down like this:
PD Lee Myung-han: I have a dream to produce a show that would basically make itself with some of the funniest people in the biz. No editing, just people being "real".
Head honcho: Aaaaah Okay, sounds promising go right ahead.
See that's why tvN is the One.

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WHOA. All I can think is, Jong Min live and unscripted?! I can't wait to see Ji Won back in variety but... this makes me nervous. I love that Daeju is working on this too though. Remember when he and Ho Dong went off on their own?

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OMG. I freaked out when I saw the headline. I am still loving 1N2D but I miss Eun Jiwon (and Seungi... and Kang Ho Dong... and Na PD) SOOOO much. He was hysterical. I'm intrigued by the live idea. I will need to find somewhere to stream this stat.

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OMG! OMG! This....I wanna watch. Lol. Hope its a hit.

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TVn is on a row this year(: I like it!

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OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT ALREADY.
WE JUST NEED KANGHODONG ON IT.

EUNJIWON! <3 HOW I MISSED THEE.

BUT WOW SERIOUSLY. VARIETY SHOW.. LIVE? REAL BALLSY.

CAN'T WAIT. (and i know how obnoxious all caps is.. but this is the exception!!!!!!!!!)

TVN, I LOVE YOU!

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OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG !!!
And it's called Three Fools, what do I need more to be instrested?

I hope I can watch this somewhere with subs
ohh please subber-gods, please let someone sub this >___<

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Daeju was hysterical in a hapless way. SO looking fwd to these three to re-unite.

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Wow. Live and uncut? Really ballsy move. For any type of show. I hope it does well, mainly because I've become such a fan of Eun Ji-won, thanks to Answer Me 1997. And I'm pretty sure I've seen Kim Jong-min on Strong Heart. So, good luck to these guys and I hope the show is a hit.

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OH YEAH!
it's completely insane but I'm game for this!
there was a reason 1n2d season1 was all kinds of win, the cast & crew combo was fantastic! and tbh I'll take what I can get, even half of theagic formula because I luff the show sooo freaking much. TVN ftw yo'!

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omg yes!!!!

just put Kang Ho Dong into this and i'm sold. *lbr i'm already sold on this lol*

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Whoa. *excited* But I really wish we could see Na PD again. >_< However, didn't we already get a taste of what uneditted could be like with the sound mishap in an earlier 1n2d season 2 episode recently? I didn't like the awkwardness then.. Gah. I'm in two minds over this.

Wait. It's on Sunday.. as in it's gonna directly compete with 1n2d?! *gasp*

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Yeahhhh! I miss Ji-won's variety. He's cute in Answer Me 1997, but I prefer him in variety.

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I'm intrigued to see how they will be live. I honestly don't know of any korean show that isn't edited and scripted, so this'll be like a breath of fresh air. I hope they do great! I'll watch them, nonetheless. I love me my ol' 1n2d members! I'm watching the first season along with the second.

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Mind... Blown...!!!!!

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Where is Seung Gi ? Miss him so much in variety shows. If he appears with Kang Ho Dong and PD Na in a variety, it will be a dream come true for me !!

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Yeah me too! Miss SG badly! Wish he would join the team! I would definitely watch!

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agree! Why don't tvN just get all the season 1 boys of 1n2d to make a new variety show together?! I'm sure it's going to be a big hit and a great move for their station! A lot of people are still hoping that our ilbak boys will make a show again together.. PLEASE!

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Not gunna lie, this sounds awesome! Yeah it'll probably have it's awkward moments at first, but I think once they get the hang of it it's going to be a riot.

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Sugeun and Jongmin are still on 1n2d, right? They're able to do both at once?

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Yeah...
Are they allowed to do that by kbs or whoevers in charge? I know one is recorded n the other one's live but they are competing in the same time-slot right?
It's not breaking any unwritten rules or anything right? cause i wanna watch this...

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Sounds good. When I hear this, I think of things like Who's Line Is It Anyway? where they got scenarios and just made stuff up on the spot. It was hilarious. I don't know how live it was, but it was hilarious.

I dunno, if this will be like that, but I hope so.

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Such a clever idea. Eun Ji Won, Lee Su Geun & Kim Jong Min are the perfect hosts; genius clever Jiwon + comedian Sugeun + adorkable Jongmin; I believe we're in for a great ride.

The SNS part remind me of one 1n2d trip; in which the members were given "impossible tasks" by PD Na. Eun Ji Won's task was to photograph rainbow. He then asked his twitter followers to help him to complete this mission and the responses were brilliant.

I know this will be aired on a cable channel, but it will be directly competing with Sugeun's Gag Concert right? As 3 Fools will be aired on 9PM, Gag Concert on 9.15PM.

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suguen already quit gag concert...

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Ah thank you, I didn't know he quit Gag Concert.

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hope this show have subbed(i know immposibble or hard to find any video with subtitles) or dramabeans maybe can recap this show.... thanks dramabeans

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YESSSSSSSS! And then Kang Ho-dong will be back next month with Star King and Knee-Drop Guru! All I need is Seung-gi reuniting with anyone of them, and I will be fine. I hope SM will help Ho-dong and Su-geun reunite in a program, too, since I think they're both under its management now.

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I want to hit a LIKE button but there is none so I would rather say that I would LIKE LIKE LIKE to watch this once it airs. XD

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I'm in! I really do miss season 1 crew and Eun JiWon so yeah heck yeah. Kind of scary it's Live but I trust this team. All we need is PD Na. I miss him too

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What would KBS think if they airing on the same time as 1n2d? Considering Su Geun and Jong-min still on the show, that is. I'm so glad to see more of Ji-won again.

These producers usually know what they are doing (just counting 1n2d and Answer Me, 1997) alone. So I can't wait.

I wished they start to make another drama, now with Seunggi as lead actor. Please..

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Will it be at the same time slot? I don't think so. The same night yes. But maybe after 1n2d finishes?

And I want to second you on the Seunggi drama!

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same slot with gag concert.. (kbs)

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Now I know why Answer Me 1997 feels so intimate and has so much hearts. Its the same people behind the awesome 1N2D Season 1, the best variety show ever in my life, and still is.

How I wish Hodong and Seunggi (and Mongie) will be there with them too. It'll be a dream come true! Maybe as a guest one day..

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Not gonna lie. I'm excited about Sugeun and Jiwon, but I still don't like Jongmin. He tries too hard to be funny. He already has a hard time with an edited variety show, let alone a live one.

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Jongmin is not that bad. Compared to the others he can be less funny, but I think he does have some variety skills. You can actually notice it in 1N2D 2, where I find that he now is one of the better ones when it comes to making people laugh. The newcomers are all (except Tae-Hyun) much too serious to be really funny. Jongmin at least creates naturally funny scenes because of his personality, although I do admit that he sometimes tries too hard, but there are those who actually find that funny. I also think that he has a good rapport with the staff which will help greatly.

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i really love jongmin... kim jong min always the best...

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oh wow! real ballsy! looking forward to it. Go TvN!!!

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Wow cant wait for this.. the old 2days I night team! I just hope sunggie mong and hodong join the team and I would be really happy!

I have to subscribe to TVN then... hmmmm....

off to call my cable provider.....

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I was dissapointed Seunggi didn't make any cameo appearance on Answer Me, 1997! So its only fair to give him one drama for himself.

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OMG, that's awesome!!! I'm happy they back as one and also good news come from Kang Ho Dong too, he will come back to Star King, yay for all of them. Thanks for sharing

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Is Su-geun still in 1N2D?

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I have been having great anticipation for tvn ever since i watched qihm and heard how great sufb was.. 1997 definitely further convinced me xD
It's about time the big 3 to get an underdog as their greatest competitor :D

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intresting concept but somehow the picture remind me of an indian movie also called Three Fools or three idiots i don't quite remember

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3 Idiots. read somewhere it's actually one of the inspirations for this show.

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Whoa... that is ballsy. How is that going to work? I'm surprised there weren't objections from KBS since Jongmin and Sugeun are still on 1n2d and it airs on the same day.

Good luck to them, I'm not worried about Jiwon or Sugeun, I just don't want Jongmin to start stressing about being funny again.

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I love all 3 of them.but i love jongmin the most

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I'm 25% worried 75% excited for this!! I think Suguen and Jiwon will handle the live aspect well, but Jongmin is a little iffy.

I love the SNS component, because I can see some really funny viewer/member interaction coming from that.

I reeeeally hope someone subs this. I would love to have another variety show to watch every week!

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Boy am I so glad...I hope it works out so well that the rest of the guys join them for good!!! My ultimate dream come true.

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I really enjoy n like 1d2n season 2. Makes me happy n laugh out loud with joy

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just read the cast members and the person behind the show makes me feel excited!! hope to see anyone who are willing to sub this show... really appreciate it..

to see eun ji won as the main host makes me feel happy.. he will show his true self on this show and i have no worries at all.. he should be in the show like this rather than talking show like come to play.. i knew he is only co-host, but he barely to get any scene.. this is what make me sad.. i hope to see his chodingness in this show.. thats the reason why i love him..

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Aww I wish MC Mong would make a comeback as well :( totally miss that guy

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couldn't agree with you even more! It's about time that they give him peace of mind and make him live a normal life again and share his great music and funny character to us all..

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OMG! This is crazy! I'm sure it's going to be a fun and very interesting show. Such a fresh format! I hope they will do well. I'm sure these three will work hard to make it a fun show! Aww. I miss our 1n2d season 1 boys even more! T.T

Still wishing for that day to come that our 1n2d season 1 boys (Kang Hodong, Lee Seung Gi, MC Mong, Eun Jiwon, Kim Jongmin, Lee Sugeun and Kim C) will do a variety show again together someday.. Please! ^^

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These 3 fools are originally fools and good insane already.. I am soooooooo excited!!!!!! why not include another equally good fool too.. MC MONG! Wish a leap of success for this upcoming variety show!!

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