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allkpop TV Guide [Variety Edition]: Running Man Ep. 101

SYNOPSISRunning Man Ep. 101 Its the musicians special with solo artist Kim Bum Soo, rocker Yoon Do Hyun, and singer (and Family Outing alum) Yoon Jong Shin.

At an amusement park in Seoul, the cast are divided into groups of two (with Song Ji Hyo by herself) and told to find the honored guests. Predictably, hi-jinks ensues and the three guests are not found without quite a bit of laughter and some spectacular ad-libs from the members. You must be here on vacation? Goodbye, then!

Everything seems to be going welluntil they find out someone has stolen their gold: the endgame prize for the glorious winner of that episode. The Running Men receive their new taskretrieve the pilfered gold from the thief, Ji Hyo!

Ji Hyo makes her escape via helicopter, but not before dropping off her GPS tracker to throw her chasers away from the scent. After barely missing the helicopter takeoff, the Running Man team must follow her scent and pick up clues along the way to divine her final location.

While the Running Man team are busy playing games, Ji Hyo manages to arrive at the final location, after meeting up with several clandestine agents who have all given her a mysterious black card for safekeeping. Shes given a bombshell piece of information by a kindly robot, Kibo: her gold is fake!

Cue the dramatic rewindwe find out that the real gold was taken by todays trio of guests! That puts Song Ji Hyo right back at the beginningsave for a crucial hint, courtesy of Kibo: those mysterious black cards have letters on them which will appear when doused with water.

In possession of only three of the cards, Ji Hyo sets out for the rest, and the rest of the cast discovers the existence of these cards as well.

Meanwhile, two of the spies are preparing a diversion. Kim Bum Soo and Yoon Do Hyun conspire to rip the name tag of one of the blue team members, but goes horribly wrong when resident traitor HaHa catches on to their weak plot, and Yoon Do Hyun becomes a casualty of the ill-thought out tactic.

Yoo Jae Suk becomes trapped between the Two Kids, and egged on by Ji Hyo, becomes a casualty of the blue team as well.

Yoon Jong Shin, meanwhile, attempts to use Song Ji Hyo for his own means. They meet up with HaHa and Gary - the strongest team left standingand attempt a surprise attack. Jong Shins legacy from his Family Outing days works against him, though, and the surprise goes down in failure.

While Ji Hyo isnt looking, Gary and HaHa manage to run away with Ji Hyos cards. Figuring out that water makes the letters appear, they rush to the restroom and reason out the hintthe wooden door at the sky bridge. With the rest of the crew hot on their tail, the Two Kids reach the final location, open the safe, and claim the real gold for themselves. Sweet victory! The three spies are despondent, Ji Hyo is angry, and Gary and HaHa are joyous at the win (and the massive loot).

But it looks like HaHa and Gary wont be celebrating for longnext week, Kim Soo Hyun is out to get revenge, and it looks like hes got a water gun with him!

REVIEW - Running Man Ep. 101 The honor of the first show covered by the TV GuideVariety Edition goes to one of South Koreas most internationally popular variety shows, Running Man!

Classified as an urban-action variety, the show revolves around a fixed cast and weekly guests as they attempt to win games and outrun each other. The shows name tagsrippable Velcro tags affixed to the back of the cast members shirtsare the one staple element of a show which changes formats every week.

Running Man has been trending towards basing its weekly themes on movies or TV shows; this weeks episode took a page out of the American television program CSI, with the cast members and guests chasing down a renegade Song Ji Hyo.

The problem with many of these cinema-inspired specials is that often, they come off looking somewhat cheesy and a pale shadow of the real thing. The Sherlock Holmes special a few months ago illustrates this drawback nicely: viewers expected suspense and thrills similar to what the real Sherlock Holmes novels gave, and anticipation grew correspondingly. But instead, what they received was, at best, a slightly better-than-average episode that was little more than a simple twist on the classic find the spy theme that Running Man has used (and abused, in my opinion) far too many times to count.

That theme plays out again here; the three chaser teams go through several portals to track down the fugitive, stopping at each location to play a CSI-related game. The trouble, though, is that these games are very little different from the run-of-the-mill opening games on Running Man. The show would have been better served, I feel, if it had ditched the CSI theme completely. (To credit the producers, however, the CSI initials stemmed from Song Ji Hyos real nameChun Sung Imthereby giving it a small thread of relevance.)

The opening games provided several hearty laughsKwang Soos failed limbo attempts, Yoon Do Hyuns drawing skills (which will take its place in the pantheon of Running Man genius drawings along with TVXQ Yunhos rhinoceros), and Kim Bum Soos spectacular fall from the chair and the blue teams subsequent struggle to get him back on it.

If there was one drawback, though, it was the the opening games basically amounted to nothing in the end. There were no benefits for finishing first, nor obstacles for finishing last: no different-sized name tags, no nothing. It was simply get in the car, go to point A, go to point B.

Meanwhile, Ji Hyo arrives at the final location. Just when the viewers are getting comfortable with the idea that Song Ji Hyo is the fugitive and everyone else has to chase her down, an additional wrench is thrown into the mix: spies.

I believe that I speak for the majority of the Running Man fan population when I say: enough already with the spies.

A concept introduced way back when with Jae Suk and the water gun, it seems to be the one thing that the Running Man producers cant seem to let go. Although the idea is clever, it has become stale after dozens of times of use, and there is also one major problem in that the spy nearly always emerges victorious. Its no fun if you can instantly tell whos going to win. (The Charlies Angels episode with Hyomin, Im Soo Hyang, and Go Ara is a perfect example of this.)

This episode was confirmation that the spy mechanic becomes much more enjoyable to watch when the spies themselves are, well, bad. In a previous episode, Lee Kwang Soo and HaHa provided amazing comedic moments as their spy schtick fell apart, and the same can be said here. The failure of the diversionary tactic between Yoon Do Hyun and Kim Bum Soo was truly hilarious, and it was a nice break from the usual spy always wins scenario.

Apart from that, though, there were simply too many things in this episode. A trio of spies that ran around doing basically nothing, Song Ji Hyos earlier travails all being turned moot, a robot out of nowhere, and too many hurdles to cross to get to the finish line. There was no running, no excitement, and the cast seemed out of it in the sense that no one was quite exactly sure what they were doing.

The ending was definitely a real huh? moment as Gary and HaHa took the prize with no suspense whatsoever, and this episode as a whole was full of such huh? moments. Why did Song Ji Hyo not take her cards with her? Why did Kim Bum Soo and Yoon Do Hyun put up such a failure of a diversion? And why were Ji Suk Jin and Kim Jong Kook practically invisible throughout the entire episode?

Next week, Kim Soo Hyun is revealed to be the boss of the three failed spies, and hes out to claim the gold for himself. Lets see if he can make up for this weeks bloated misfire of an episode.

This Weeks Highlights: 7/27/8 Heres our recommendations on what to catch for the week coming ahead. Keep in mind that these picks are the writers personal choices; your own opinion may vary.

Writers Note: Starting next week, recommendations will be accompanied by a short synopsis.

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