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Cha Tae Hyun reveals he didn't want to come back for season 3 of '1 Night 2 Days'

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Cha Tae Hyun reveals he didn't want to come back for season 3 of '1 Night 2 Days'

Cha Tae Hyun confessed that he had doubts about returning for season 3 of "1 Night 2 Days".

In this week"s episode, the cast sat down to have a truthful talk with each other to review everything they"ve been through so far.

"Did you want to do season 3 of this show?" Kim Joo Hyuk asked Cha Tae Hyun, who is one of two holdovers from season 2 along with Kim Jong Min. "No, I didn"t want to do it," he replied.

"It was difficult to walk a different path from the other season 2 members, who all suffered together," he said. "I had a lot of doubts."

Defconn eased his worries. "It"s because there is Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jong Kim that season 3 is as good as it is right now," he said.

SEE ALSO: Cha Tae Hyun"s daughter becomes the next morning angel on "1 Night 2 Days"

Who will stay and who will leave for ’1 Night and 2 Days Season 2′?

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Who will stay and who will leave for ’1 Night and 2 Days Season 2′?

There is a high chance that members of the original cast of ‘1 Night and 2 Days’ will be continuing on into season 2 in March.

The new director for ‘1 Night and 2’, Choi Jae Hyung, and the staff have been working hard to build a new cast for the new season. ‘1 Night and 2 Days’ will continue to be a ‘Wild Variety’ show that has men of various ages in the cast.

It has been revealed that the cast will be mixed with new and old members and people are curious as to who will be staying and who will be leaving.

One staff said, “ Currently we are keeping the season 2 cast members a secret, but the castings of the new members are subject to change depending on whom of the original members will stay.” And continued,”The staff are currently contacting male stars of various ages to see who will join the cast.

Uhm Tae Woong recently revealed on a variety show that he wants to stay for the next season if Lee Soo Geun will continue to stay too. Lee Soo Geun’s agency, Castle J Entertainment, said, “We currently cannot reveal any information regarding 1 Night and 2 Days.

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Rain to appear in the 3rd season of "1 Night 2 Days"

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Singer Rain (Jeong Ji-hoon) who back with a regular album is now coming back on TV.

According to various media personnel, Rain has completed filming an episode of the KBS 2TV show "Happy Sunday - 1 Night 2 Days" season 3.

The addition of Rain to the existing Kim Joo-hyeok, Cha Tae-hyeon, Kim Joon-ho, Defconn, Kim Jong-min and Jeong Joon-yeong is expected to create a highly entertaining form of the show.

Meanwhile, Rain came back with the 6th official album "Rain Effect" on the 2nd.

He revealed his title songs "La Song" and "30 Sexy" for the first time on the Mnet show "Rain Comeback Special - Rain Effect". He took home to trophy in Mnet Countdown.

[First Impressions] "1 Night 2 Days" Season 3 - Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of Paint

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[First Impressions] 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 - Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of PaintDisclaimer: The writer is not really an expert at anything much and is just a mere casual fan of 1 Night 2 Days. The writer has been known to be rather weird and cynical at times. The writers opinions certainly DO NOT reflect the opinion of Soompi’s news team or Soompi as a whole.

I dont tend to do a lot of these first impression articles. Variety Shows like 1 Night 2 Days always tend to be slow burners and judging the merits of a show on a single episode is always bound to be a rather futile effort. Its like looking at a new born baby and instantly saying that said baby will grow up to be a super model, get it wrong and you end up looking like a bit of a fool. Get it right, though, and you just look like a very lucky fool. But this is the internet and if there is one mode of communication that allows me to blabber randomly about something Im interested in then this is it.

So for this first impression review, I shall be taking a look at the new redesigned 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 featuring a new cast, new staff and hopefully a new touch on the long lived formula. Did the first episode in this new saga for KBSs premier variety show offer something fresh and interesting or is the old dog on its finally legs? (Warning: Trying to actually paint an old dog is not recommended under any circumstances unless its with a marker pen, then its hilarious.)

[First Impressions] 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 - Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of Paint Stranded in the middle Of the sea, almost like a metaphor for the shows current status.

As I mentioned above, this isnt the first time Ive written a first impression review for a variety show. The last time I wrote one of these was two years ago when I offered my thoughts about the then newly launched Invincible Youth Season 2. Looking back at it now, its almost scary to see how much of it ended up being correct over the long run, but now Im just tooting my own horn.

What Went Right And Wrong With 1 Night 2 Days Season 1 And 2? [First Impressions] 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 - Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of Paint Season 1 and their focus on the people

Anyway back to 1 Night 2 Days, and the best place to start is to discuss what the previous seasons did right and what they did wrong. 1 Night 2 Days in its various guises has been around for the better part of six years. In that time it has gone through through two major cast and staff changes. The initial cast line up lead by MC Kang Ho Dong and PD Nah Young Suk was the pinnacle of 1 Night 2 Days both in ratings and interest. It then moved into its second season in 2012 with a new staff line up lead by Choi Jae Hyung PD. There was another staff change near the end of Season 2 with Lee Sae Hee PD. We now have season 3, led by Seo Soo Min CP and Yoo Ho Jin PD, the former arguably being KBSs most important variety show PD in recent years. Yoo Ho Jin PD is a familiar face for old time 1 Night 2 Days fans, having previously been the junior PD during Season 1. 

[First Impressions] 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 - Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of Paint Season 2 ended up being a misfire

Why exactly am I talking about the staff line up? Simple, its a good way of determining what direction the show is going to take. One of the strengths of Season 1 was the direction that Nah Young Suk PD eventually ended up taking for the show. Casual observers of the show may assume the focus of the show is its trademark Luck Of The Draw games and the concept of travelling to sights not widely known. But that wasnt really why Season 1 enjoyed such popularity. The strength of Season 1 was the cast and one of the strengths of Nah Young Suk PD was his ability to take his brigade of jolly men and make them supremely likeable.

[First Impressions] 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 - Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of Paint The crew led by the now famous Nah Young Suk PD

It was never about the destination but the fun that was had on the journey there with a group of close friends. Every set piece in the show was designed as a way of making the cast seem closer knit and approachable. Even the constant cast versus staff battles were a way of creating artificial conflicts to get the cast to seem more like one cohesive unit. That concept eventually expanded to include the staff as well and so by the end of Season 1, viewers gained an attachment to both the cast and the staff. Its a great way of building rapport for the show, and its arguably the core reason why Season 1 saw the success that it did.

[First Impressions] 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 - Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of Paint Season 2 somewhat disappointing cast line up

This is however where Season 2 fell very flat. Choi Jae Hyung PD was famously known for shows such as FC Shoot Dori (I wonder who remembers that lovely show) and Invincible Baseball Team. Both shows are a bunch of sporting rookies working together and having a good time irrespective of their skills. On the surface, that kind of approach seems to be a natural extension to the foundation that Nah Young Suk PD laid down but there is a key difference that ends up undermining the whole concept. In both of these sports based shows, the ultimate goal was to improve their skills and get a series of winning results. This kind of mindset carried over to how Choi Jae Hyung PD ran 1 Night 2 Days, and it showed. There was a bigger emphasis on bigger and bigger set pieces and games as a device to move each episode forward with the goal being a better meal and a better sleeping environment. It became less about the people and more about the games. There was also a lot more games that pitted the members against each other rather than working as one whole team. Ultimately, the cast was merely a pawn used to protect the queen, the trademark Luck of the Draw Games. 

[First Impressions] 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 - Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of Paint And yet they seemed to have so much potential in the beginning.

It was frankly the wrong approach for the show but it was just one of many niggling issues Ive had with the show. The cast of Season 2 also eventually end up being rather tame. By the end of Season 2, we had seen the likes of Lee Soo Geun, Uhm Tae Woong, and Kim Jong Min for the better part of 4~5 years. Long lived casts arent an issue in itself as long as they constantly evolved their characters but Uhm Tae Woong never really changed much from his original Looks okay but isnt really great at anything character. Likewise with Lee Soo Geun, who worked great as a supporting character for Kang Ho Dong but by himself he lacked an avenue to bounce off jokes with and tried to cover up this failing with more and more exaggerated actions, usually to mixed results. The new cast members such as Cha Tae Hyun, Joo Won, Kim Seung Woo, Yoo Hae Jin, and Joo Won were interesting but they never seem to interact on a more natural level like the Season 1 members did. They seemed more like good colleagues than good friends.

First Impressions of 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 [First Impressions] 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 - Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of Paint Season 3 and their random hodgepodge cast lineup

So how does the new season of 1 Night 2 Day change things? First is the new cast and staff. The new cast line up Kim Joo Hyuk, Kim Joon Ho, Jung Joon Young, and Defconn joined by veteran members Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jong Min was initially something I was somewhat sceptical about. The cast line up seemed rather cobbled together with whoever they could find with a free schedule slot. However, this had an interesting side effect and that was giving the show a fresh look and feel to it. The cast line up is varied in terms of age group and profession with most of these faces being relative new comers to variety shows such as Kim Joo Hyuk and Jung Joon Young, while members like Defconn and Kim Joon Ho never really had roles this substantial. With faces this unknown, you tend to view them with rather low expectations yet despite this just this sense of watching some new and different helped to meet and somewhat exceed my expectations.

[First Impressions] 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 - Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of Paint No games, just some nice casual conversations, member to member.

I previously mentioned that one of the issues I had with Season 2 was its overemphasis on the game aspect of the show, and thankfully that seems to be a problem that is addressed in this new season. It might be because its the first episode, but the focus of the episode was clearly on getting to know the members and the journey to their first destination. It featured a lot of conversations with each of the members, and the only real game they had (the lunch time game) was about getting to know each other through a quiz. The focus of the editing was also clearly on the members themselves rather than the set pieces, and it really helped to quickly acclimatize the viewers to all the new faces.

[First Impressions] 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 - Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of Paint The two veteran members starting afresh with a new PD

The first episode also took a much slower pace to 1 Night 2 Days Season 2. If Season 2 was a raging bullet train, Season 3 is more like a casual scenic route. Season 2s focus on games meant that set pieces and the show in general moved along at a rather dizzying pace to the detriment of the show. The first episode of Season 3, however, took a much more laid back approach; there was no rush in how the episode progressed and you were given time to really get to know the members through their dialogue and interactions. Its a great change of pace and one I feel suits the concept of the show more.

[First Impressions] 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 - Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of Paint Kim Jo Hyuk, the surprise star of Season 3 so far

I talked about the new cast briefly above, but I should probably talk about them a bit more. There is clearly some awkwardness amongst the members which is understandable given its the first time most of these stars have worked together. Yet despite this they seem to work well together, especially Kim Joo Hyuk who seemed to quickly adjust to the rough and tumbles that are variety shows. Veteran members Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jong Min also took on new roles as a sort of middle man for the new members. In this new role, both members helped to fill in any missing elements in the show, whether that be to help keep conversations going or act as an intermediate between the cast and the staff.

[First Impressions] 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 - Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of Paint Defconn being the likeable people person

Defconn also did his part by acting as the support member, the member that is in the background that reiterates what is currently happening in the segment for the benefit of the cast and viewers. Defconn also ended up playing the MC role in his dealings with the general public. He sort of reminds me of the type of support Lee Soo Geun provided in Season 1. 

[First Impressions] 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 - Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of Paint Jung Joon Young and Kim Joon Ho will hopefully acclimatize soon

Jung Joon Young and Kim Joon Ho meanwhile were not as noticeable in the first episode, but Im not particularly too concerned about them. Jung Joon Young has shown himself to be an interesting character through his antics on We Got Married, and Kim Joon Ho is a known unit, having appeared in numerous variety shows. Their biggest issue would be how long it takes them to finally click with the rest of cast, but once they do they should provide some interesting dynamics, and I see them being roughly similar to the Eun Ji Won and MC Mong pairing in Season 1.

[First Impressions] 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 - Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of Paint The new captain of 1 Night 2 Days, Yoo Ho Jin PD

While we shouldnt look too much into first episode ratings given that tend to be higher than average on account of people just having a quick gander to see what has changed, coming first in its respective time slot after playing catch with its competitors for the better part of almost a year is a great start of the new show, and hopefully theyll be able to keep up the momentum in future episodes.

[First Impressions] 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 - Giving An Old Dog A Fresh Coat Of Paint The crew that will be leading KBSs charge to become more youthful

KBSs official slogan for their Autumn program reorganizations is KBS is becoming younger. Youthfulness imparts a sense of new energy and freshness while implying that KBS is becoming younger has the connotation that they are going to learn from their mistakes and make a fresh start. The new season of 1 Night 2 Days certainly started off on a good leg. It had this sense of freshness that was absent from Season ,2 and its focus on the people rather than the games seemed like it turning back the clock and going back to what 1 Night 2 Days was all about. In a way the new season definitely reflects KBSs program reorganization slogan, but it will do well to make sure it keeps that thought squarely in the back of its mind as the show moves forward. If it does, then I think we could see the return of the 1 Night 2 Days we all knew and loved. 

*Lordbordem is the writer that cures his boredom by occasionally writing long and snarky articles on Soompi. He also once went head to head with a Koala. He lost.

miss A's Suzy Joins "1 Night 2 Days" Season 3 As First Guest

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miss As Suzy Joins 1 Night 2 Days Season 3 As First Guestmiss A member Suzy will be joining the revamped cast of “1 Night 2 Days” as their first guest this season!

According to media repots, Suzy will appear on the “1 Night 2 Days” broadcast scheduled to air on December 8. Suzy is also reported to have exhibited a special knack for variety entertainment during the recording of the episode; she also surprised all the cast members with her unannounced appearance on the show. 

It appears that Suzy will lend much strength to the show for raising viewership ratings. “1 Night 2 Days” aired its first episode this season on December 1 with new staff and a mix of old and new cast members. 

According to Nielsen Korea, the first episode of “1 Night 2 Days” season 3 drew in great figures for KBS 2TV with 14.3% viewership ratings on December 1a welcome surge in ratings compared to the dismal season 2 ratings of 8% that it received last week.

KBS 2TV's "Happy Sunday" Sees A Rise in Viewership Ratings Thanks to Season 3 of "1 Night 2 Days"

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KBS 2TVs Happy Sunday Sees A Rise in Viewership Ratings Thanks to Season 3 of 1 Night 2 DaysSeason 3 of “1 Night 2 Days” experienced a surge in viewership ratings with the airing of their first episode and revamped cast!

Viewership ratings market research company, Nielsen Korea, compiled the figures for the entire set of KBS 2TV’s “Happy Sunday program shows, which earned 11% of the viewership ratings according to the report released on December 1. The numbers rose significantly since last week, when it was reported to have received 7.3% of the viewership ratings on November 24. 

The reason for the bump in ratings for “Happy Sunday” can be attributed to the airing of the first episode of “1 Night 2 Days” season 3. New cast members Kim Joo Hyuk, Jung Joon Young, Defconn and Kim Joon Ho have joined season 2 members Kim Jong Min and Cha Tae Hyun for this new season. Although the second season was wrapped up with low ratings, season 3 showed promise as it got off to a strong start with renewed viewer interest in the cast.

Often straggling in last place for viewership ratings in competition with MBC’s “Sunday Sunday Night” and SBS’s “Good Sunday,” thanks to the launching of season 3 of “1 Night 2 Days,” KBS 2TV’s “Happy Sunday” was able to nab second place with “Sunday Sunday Night” in first with 14.4% viewership ratings and “Good Sunday” with 10.7%. 

Uhm Tae Woong Reveals His Thoughts on Returning to "1 Night 2 Days Season 2"

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Uhm Tae Woong Reveals His Thoughts on Returning to "1 Night 2 Days Season 2"

Actor Uhm Tae Woong revealed his input on the follow-up program of KBS “Happy Sunday – 1 Night 2 Days.”

Uhm Jung Hwa appeared on the recent episode of “Win Win” and called her younger brother, Uhm Tae Woong, for the segment “Secret Call.”

MC Tak Jae Hoon asked the actor if he would be interested in joining the follow-up program if he was negotiated. He then answered, “I would not be the only one starring the program so I have to see the situation first.”

Uhm Tae Woong also added, “If Soo Geun stays, I will stay for season two as well.”

Meanwhile, viewers who saw this episode reacted with diverse responses: “They must be really close,” “I hope they both can stay,” and “Can’t they just continue ‘1 Night 2 Days?’”

Kim Hyun Joong Cast in Season 2 of KBS “1 Night & 2 Days”?

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Kim Hyun Joong Cast in Season 2 of KBS “1 Night & 2 Days”?

Rumors have it that Kim Hyun Joong is strongly considered for a lead role in the second season of KBS’s top weekend variety show, “1 Night2 Days.”

According to multiple insiders, the producers of “1N2D’s” second season have discussed the possibility of casting Kim Hyun Joong as one of its main hosts. Some reports say they’ve already sent the offer to Kim Hyun Joong’s agency.

“There are substantial rumors that Kim Hyun Joong is one of the top candidates to join the sequel to ‘1N2D.’ Some even say the show’s already in talks with Kim Hyun Joong for a possible role. But it’s such a sensitive and breaking news that everyone’s trying to be careful with what they say,” an industry source told local media.

The source continued, “We don’t think there’s anything confirmed yet. We’re guessing the production team only asked if he (Kim Hyun Joong) would be interested in the show.”

In response, Kim Hyun Joong’s agency said, “There was an offer to appear as a regular host on ‘1N2D,’ but we haven’t held any substantial talks yet.”

KBS “1N2D” is scheduled to end by February. The second season will have a new production team led by Choi Jae Hyung, who’s most famous for his baseball reality show, “Unbeatable Baseball Team." Could Kim Hyun Joong be the answer to the void left by the former main MC Kang Ho Dong's sudden departure?

1 Night 2 Days: Season 2 and the Pitfalls of Variety Show Sequels

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1 Night 2 Days: Season 2 and the Pitfalls of Variety Show Sequels 1 Night 2 Days: Season 2 and the Pitfalls of Variety Show Sequels 1 Night 2 Days: Season 2 and the Pitfalls of Variety Show Sequels Admittedly, compared to its fellow contemporary and longtime rival Running Man, the renowned variety show 1 Night 2 Days doesnt get as much love from international fans. While the show still has a sizable overseas fanbase, its popularity mostly circulates domestically in Korea rather than internationally. While this somewhat unfortunate fact is a little blatant, the shows popularity in Korea really is still a force to be reckoned with. Once upon a time during its prime, the shows ratings were floating comfortably around the forty percent range, a truly remarkable feat for a variety show. 1N2D consistently dominated its timeslot, easily beating the more internationally-popular Running Man with a pretty significant margin.

Another laudable aspect of the show is its longevity. The program first aired on August 5, 2007, with its first season ending on February 26, 2012 after a five year run. The shows second season started on March 4, 2012 and is currently still ongoing, making the series total run extend for six years now. The show has been through a tone of line-up revisions over the years its been airing, but it has consistently appealed to audiences. Considering how fickle viewers can get, that itself is a feat; and this evidences the irresistible, long-lasting charm (and formula) that 1N2D has perfected through the years. All in all, 1N2D is an extraordinary variety program, in a class of its own; theres no doubt that it has cemented its place in variety show history.

This entertainment staple has left much to be desired from other variety shows but the once-upon-a-time ratings monster hasnt been performing as well in recent times. 1N2Ds ratings have dropped to the mid-to-low tens, remaining shy of the twenty-percent mark. To be honest, these ratings arent necessarily bad per se, but they pale in comparison to the high thirties and low forties the show used to be hitting. And sadly, the shows ratings have been on a slow yet consistent decline, something quite worrying for the once unbeatable program.

1 Night 2 Days: Season 2 and the Pitfalls of Variety Show Sequels Sharing timeslots with Running Man, a show that has been on a decline, its apparent that the second season of 1N2D has been facing much of the same problems. Most notably, both programs have gained a new ratings competitor in MBCs new Sunday lineup of Dad, Where Are We Going? and Real Men. The addition of MBCs potent Sunday lineup into the mix means that the two shows not only have each other to compete againstits a four-way match-up. Whats worse for the two former ratings monsters is that said new line-up has beaten both out for first place, throwing off the status quo considerably.

Likewise, similar to Running Man, the programs problems arent just external; internal issues plague production as well. Namely, the show at its current point just fails to match or even close-in on the magic that was the original 1N2D. What made the original 1N2D so entertaining and successfulfrom the roughing up of cast members, to the amusing and almost petty interactions between celebrities and crew members, and also to the sense of brotherhood that defined and permeated the showis so blatantly lacking in the shows sequel. And unfortunately, the decline of 1N2Ds second season only further confirms the unfavorable pattern of disappointing variety sequels.

When the sequel to 1N2D was first announced, the reaction was less than positive to say the least. On the one hand, fans were happy to be able to get another dose of quality variety show antics, albeit one with an altered cast and format. On the other hand, however, past examples of variety sequels havent met the most positive reactions from the general public, making the unfavorable reactionand the resulting worries and complaintsto 1N2Ds second season very understandable.

1 Night 2 Days: Season 2 and the Pitfalls of Variety Show Sequels Truly, variety sequels have built quite a negative reaction in recent times due to an unfortunate pattern that seems to be occurring to said sequels. The instance first emerged with Family Outing 2, the sequel to the highly successful Family Outing. The show sunk fairly quickly, only airing 17 episodes, paltry considering the originals 85-episode run.

The pattern seemed to repeat itself with Invincible Youth 2. While the show had a pretty modest one year runnot considerably shorter than the original Invincible Youths one and half years on airthe show struggled with ratings throughout its entire run. Moreover, the reception to the sequel was less than stellar, definitely paling in comparison to the original Invincible Youth.

And now the fans worries seemed to have been justified, as the pattern seems to be repeating itself for 1N2Ds season 2. While not yet off the air, the shows standard is of a much lesser quality compared to the original, and it seems to be following the same path of the former two examples.

To be quite honest though, the beginning of 1N2D wasnt that bad. While nowhere near the caliber of the original, it was entertaining and amusing, which is honestly much better than both Family Outing 2 and Invincible Youth 2. Actually, the start of 1N2Ds second season was quite promising. The show had already handled countless cast changes in the past, but the departure of four members was much harder to accommodate. That being said, if any variety show could be trusted to handle such a switch-up, it would be 1N2D. However, after a promising beginning, the show progressively dropped in quality.

1 Night 2 Days: Season 2 and the Pitfalls of Variety Show Sequels The three shows seem to take the same pitfalls that eventually lead to their declines. The main trap that the aforementioned shows are guilty of falling into is in fact their own hype. 1N2D, Family Outing, and Invincible Youth were all very successful programs, and referencing these shows alone would attract hoards of loyal fans. Whether it was the family aspect of Family Outing, the self-sufficiencies in Invincible Youth, or the camaraderie in 1N2D, each program had its own trademarks that fans had grown to love.

However, these signature qualities were slowly developed, as they were entirely reliant on cast interactions and chemistries. Their respective sequels, however, can be faulted into forcing these trademarks onto the show without the necessary development. This leads to the loss of the programs original purposes or appeals, consequently leading to upset fans.

To cite an example, one of the most distinctive relationships of Family Outing was the loveline between Lee Hyori and Kim Jong-kook. Their amusing interactions became engaging to watch, and it was a joy to observe the pair grow from their awkward mutterings to teasing banters. The shows sequel, by contrast, wanting to replicate the popular loveline, introduced a new loveline between 2PMs Taecyeon and SNSDs Yoona almost instantly after the shows conception. This loveline is blamed as one of the reasons for the shows early cancellations, for its blatantly scripted nature and omnipresence in the show very became grating very fast, distracting from the actual family concept the show aimed to establish.

Likewise, there was the use of games in Invincible Youth 2. In the original Invincible Youth, games were used as a pastime for the girls in between chores, and these games became a bigger part of the show after the girls gained new responsibilities. In Invincible Youth 2, however, the show got a little too far ahead of itself and introduced high-concept games right away, taking away the self-sufficiency and work ethic of the show, which is unfortunately, where the core concept of the show lay.

1 Night 2 Days: Season 2 and the Pitfalls of Variety Show Sequels Similar to its precedents, 1N2D lost focus of what made it appealing. One of 1N2Ds main draws was its PDs. The PDs of 1N2D were truly one of a kind, for they were able to make such wonderful entertainment from simple tasks and/or objects. However, as the show progressed from its first to its second season, more and more PDs left the show to pursue other projects. This is also around the time the show lost sight of its main charms. The new PDs failed to deliver the magic of the original version. Their ideas werent as successful as before, causing the show to run out of material and also fixate on the most trivial matters. Moreover, one could even say that they were treating the men a little too nicely, for as twisted as it sounds, 1N2D just isnt 1N2D if the celebrity cast isnt suffering in one way or another.

And after losing their main appeals and consequently, losing fans, the three shows again fall into a similar traps: an over-reliance of guests and scripting. As the series kept going on, suspiciously, all three programs have called on more and more guests in efforts to compensate as the shows were starting to decline. This was particularly evident for 1N2D and Invincible Youth 2, for their original programs only called in guests for special occasions or member absences respectively. However, as ratings kept on getting worse and worse for the shows, even 1N2D and Invincible Youth 2 started employing guests with much more frequency. And the shows obvious over-reliance of guests would only further fuel a fans ire, for they only the distract the show further from its cast and main appeals.

Moreover, as the shows start to decline further in quality, they also turn to scripting, in efforts to compensate. Again, this move has attracted fan complaints; fans have consistently asked for more genuine and real reactions. Also, considering the natures of all three shows, where authenticity is highly prized, the use of scripting leaves audiences feeling cheated and wronged.

1 Night 2 Days: Season 2 and the Pitfalls of Variety Show Sequels Overall, the curse of variety sequels seems to still run strong. In all seriousness, its really a shame for these shows to drop so severely in quality, for their concepts and cast line-ups are usually very promising. I guess in a way, the failures of these sequels show how special and iconic the originals are, to the point where theyre seemingly inpossible to replicate. Nevertheless, I still wish for a show to one day successfully deliver the magic of past favourites, as we can always use good, long-lasting variety in the Korean entertainment scene.

Readers, what are your thoughts? Have you also noticed the curse of variety sequels? What do you think of 1N2Ds current situation?

’1 Night 2 Days Season 2′: Cast members excavate a time capsule from the beginning of the show

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’1 Night 2 Days Season 2′: Cast members excavate a time capsule from the beginning of the show

On the latest broadcast of KBS‘s ‘1 Night 2 Days Season 2‘, the cast members celebrated their six-month anniversary.

All the members participated in a small celebration where they dug up a time capsule they had buried six months ago, when the program was just starting its 2nd season.

On this episode, the members had also written down which member they would like to become the closest to before they had closed the time capsule.

Although the producers asked “ shouldnt the time capsule be taken out when it’s been 2-3 years”, the cast members stated that they had only paid for six months’ worth of burial. They funnily shared, “Back then, we didnt know how long we would last,” leaving the whole crew on set in laughter.

The original ’1 Night 2 Days’ was a juggernaut, reaching ratings of around 30%. Despite the fact that the new season is not reaching those numbers, it still has a modicum of success as the new members have fallen into their roles and characters have been established. Recent episodes have recorded viewer ratings in the high-tens, promising a bright future.

Meanwhile, during this anniversary episode, the cast members teamed up according to the answers they had written in the time capsule and then went through a variety of games all related to ducks – including racing on duck-shaped paddle boats and holding a duck-waddle race.