Na PD brings back another season of Youths Over Flowers
PD Na Young-seok has announced that his next series for tvN will be a new installment of Youths Over Flowers, the travel backpacking variety show spinoff of Grandpas Over Flowers that aired its first season in 2014. The series is being planned for the post-Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village slot on Friday nights this winter, which may as well just be renamed The Na PD Hour.
The first season of Youths Over Flowers was really two shows in one. The first trip took a trio of 40-something musicians and longtime friends — Yoo Hee-yeol, Yoon Sang, and Lee Juck — on an adventurous trip to Peru; while the second half of the season featured a trio of 20-something actors from the cast of Answer Me 1994 — Yoo Yeon-seok, Sohn Ho-joon, and Baro — on a carefree (and nearly penniless) romp in Laos.
The third trip will feature a group of 30-somethings this time, so of course the big question is who will get cast. Part of me is sad that it won’t be another season with the original boys, because I really loved both trips and especially the friendships among them.
The camaraderie is really what gave this show its particular flavor (okay, also the very very tiny traveling budget that you could never get away with on a Grandpas or Noonas trip), so I hope they find another group of friends who’ve known each other for a long time. Ooh, wasn’t Lee Sang-yoon just talking about how close he is with Lee Sang-woo and Song Chang-eui? Or wait, aren’t Yoo Yeon-seok and Sohn Ho-joon in their 30s now? They count!
Youths Over Flowers is planning to premiere sometime in December or January.
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