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How the Real “1 Night, 2 Days” PD Feels Watching Kim Soo Hyun in “Producer”

How the Real “1 Night, 2 Days” PD Feels Watching Kim Soo Hyun in “Producer”

With the popularity of KBS’ Friday-Saturday drama “Producer,” many viewers have been wondering if the drama is realistically portraying what actually happens behind-the-scenes of KBS’ Sunday variety show “1 Nights, 2 Days.”

“Producer,” starring Cha Tae Hyun, Gong Hyo Jin, Kim Soo Hyun, and IU, portrays the world of the variety department in KBS, focusing on the production of “1 Night, 2 Days.” Kim Soo Hyun plays the role of Baek Seung Chan, a newbie PD in the variety show’s production team. A little awkward and clumsy, his character brings to mind PD Yoo Ho Jin of “1 Night, 2 Days,” who was introduced to viewers of the actual variety show years ago as the newbie PD. The show pulled a hidden camera prank on him back then, showing him very green, very flustered, and very confused in the face of the cast fighting. Now Yoo Ho Jin is in charge of the show, having shed his “newbie” title.

Fun fact: Baek Seung Chang graduated from Seoul University and Yoo Ho Jin is actually a graduate of Korea University. Both universities are considered one of the top three in Korea.

Regarding the similarity between him and Baek Seung Chan, Yoo Ho Jin commented, “I think his clumsiness and the chaos he feels as the newbie PD is similar to how I was.” He added, however, “When I see his good-looking face, though, I think he is very different. It was disheartening.”

Instead of Baek Seung Chan being a dramatized version of him, Yoo Ho Jin thinks that the character is more a portrayal of how a lot of youngsters in society feel like, just entering the workforce. “But the variety department is a little more difficult than a regular company,” he added.

When asked if he applied to become a KBS PD because of a pretty school senior like Baek Seung Chan did, Yoo Ho Jin answered, “LOL. No. I applied because I had to earn a living.”

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Beenzino and Jung Yonghwa’s Doppelgangers Turn Heads on “1 Night 2 Days”

Beenzino and Jung Yonghwa’s Doppelgangers Turn Heads on “1 Night 2 Days”

On the May 24 broadcast of KBS 2TV variety show “1 Night 2 Days,” the cast members choose a placard with the name of their future roommate at Seoul National University and seek them out.

Viewers are forced to do a double take, however, when Kim Joon Ho and Cha Tae Hyun meet their roomies.

Kim Joon Ho’s roommate Kim Ji Hoon is a physical education major at Seoul National University whose resemblance to rapper Beenzino is uncanny. Everything from his facial features, height, and athletic build make him almost indistinguishable from the rapper.


Cha Tae Hyun’s roommate, architecture major No Woo Hyuk, also bears a notable resemblance to a celebrity heartthrob, Jung Yonghwa of CNBLUE.

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Meanwhile, “1 Night 2 Days” is currently doing a university special where the cast members transform into Seoul National University students.

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Cha Tae Hyun Hopes “1 Night 2 Days” Beats “Gag Concert” at End-of-year Awards

Cha Tae Hyun Hopes “1 Night 2 Days” Beats “Gag Concert” at End-of-year Awards

Actor Cha Tae Hyun has revealed that he would like to beat “Gag Concert” with “1 Night 2 Days” at the end-of-year award ceremonies.

Cha Tae Hyun said in the press conference held on December 10 at the KBS wedding hall about KBS 2TV‘s variety show “1 Night 2 Days,” that he recommends Kim Joon Ho again for Grand Prize (Daesang). He said, “I don’t think it would be a problem if Kim Joon Ho got the Daesang this year since the situation with ’1 Night 2 Days’ improved a lot, although there’s still ‘Superman Returns‘ [to beat].”

He added, “We finished filming last week. We filmed seven or eight different scenarios, ones in which we actually got the Grand Prize, one in which we didn’t, one in which we didn’t get nominated. Then there was one where Joon Ho gets the Grand Prize, one where we get the Grand Prize as a team, one where we are dejected because ‘Superman Returns’ gets the Grand Prize. And as such, we don’t feel too pressured.”

Also, he joked, “It’s a better situation than last year. Personally, I would like to get the Program Prize where the viewers vote for their favorite shows. I would like to beat ‘Gag Concert.’ Although it would be okay losing to ‘Superman Returns,’ I would like to beat ‘Gag Concert.’”

Meanwhile, “1 Night 2 Days” celebrated its first anniversary of its third season on December 1. With the addition of Kim Joo Hyuk, Kim Joon Ho, Cha Tae Hyun, Defcon, Kim Jong Min, Jung Joon Young, season three of “1 Night 2 Days” overcame the low ratings of the second season and currently has the highest rating of Sunday variety show programs.

Jo In Sung Fails to be “Pickled” Enough for Guest Spot on “1 Night, 2 Days”

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On the most recent episode of KBS’s “1 Night 2 Days,” they had a “best friends” special (also known as the “pickled friends” special due to a pun in the Korean pronunciation).

The members’ mission for this episode was to cast friends who were “pickled” in their daily lives (friends who needed a break and needed to get out more). All of the members were given casting compensations to give to their friends who agreed to come. Cha Tae Hyun tried calling Kim Jong Kook and Lee Kwang Soo but were unable to reach them. He was then seen calling someone, who later turned out to be none other than Jo In Sung. Jo In Sung answered the phone at nine in the morning, and to this Cha Tae Hyun asked, “Shouldn’t you be passed out?” He had expected Jo In Sung to be passed out from drinking during the wrap-up party of “It’s Okay, It’s Love” from the night before.

Worrying that Jo In Sung’s current state would be too normal, Cha Tae Hyun changed his target to Uhm Tae Woong. But when Uhm Tae Woong had another schedule, Cha Tae Hyun had no other choice but to meet up with Jo In Sung, who had stated that he didn’t have anything to do that day. When they met up in Itaewon, they greeted each other warmly and viewers could sense that they had a close friendship. Despite the early time, Jo In Sung showed up bright and radiating. Though he revealed that he didn’t even have his makeup on, the setting seemed brighter with his presence.

As Cha Tae Hyun explained the special’s concept, he also offered actor Kim Ki Bang, who was with Jo In Sung, to join in on the trip as well. Jo In Sung could not decline the offer, as he did not have any schedule the day after to serve as an excuse. Eventually Jo In Sung accepted the offer to join the trip. What started out to be a joking call ended up really having Jo In Sung on the show. You could view the conversation here.


Stills of Jo In Sung, Roy Kim, and Others on “1 Night 2 Days” Released, Cha Tae Hyun Apologizes to Jo In Sung lovelymorning September 17, 2014

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In the upcoming episode of “1 Night 2 Days,” there will be a “best friends special.” It is also known as “pickled friends special” due to a pun, and it will have each of the members bring along a friend that needs to get out more. On the episode set to air this coming Sunday, the first part of their trip will be revealed. Prior to the airing of the show, the production team released stills of the members and their guests on their official Facebook page on September 17.

The show has already garnered much attention to the guest list of this episode, which includes Jo In Sung, Kim Jae Dong, Chun Myung Hoon, Kim Ki Bang, Mi No, and Roy Kim (you can read more about the cast revelation here). There will also be a “secret friend” that will appear, and many are trying to guess which guest was invited by which member.

In the released photo, Jo In Sung can be seen looking in the direction of the camera, showing off his signature figure and alluring gaze. Despite being outdoors in simple clothes, he still looks like a model. Next to him, actor Kim Ki Bang is talking to someone else. The atmosphere of the set seems to be very comfortable and amiable. Meanwhile, Roy Kim can be seen in another photo with a huge smile. Kim Jae Dong, Chun Myung Hoon, and Mi No have also been revealed to have adapted well to the set.

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In other news, Cha Tae Hyun apologized to Jo In Sung on SBS’ “Cultwo Show.” On the radio show, MC Jung Chan Woo asked, “We heard that you recorded ‘1 Night 2 Days’ with Jo In Sung a couple days ago. How did you get him to be on the show?” To this Cha Tae Hyun responded, “That day the casting for the show took place so suddenly. Nothing had been planned so I found Jo In Sung and essentially kidnapped him as I brought him to the set. But Jo In Sung filmed happily and I was so grateful and apologetic for that.”

Meanwhile, the episode will air this upcoming Sunday, September 21 on KBS.

Cha Tae Hyun Wants to Trade Places with Kim Jong Kook So He Can Be on ‘Running Man’

Cha Tae Hyun Wants to Trade Places with Kim Jong Kook So He Can Be on ‘Running Man’

Cha Tae Hyun expressed his desire to appear on SBS’s Running Man.

September 17’s broadcast of SBS’s One Night of TV Entertainment featured an interview with Cha Tae Hyun, and Nam Sang Mi who starred in film Slow Video.

During the interview, Cha Tae Hyun brought up, “I would like to make a suggestion to the director of Running Man.”

Cha Tae Hyun is currently a member of KBS 2TV’s 1 Night, 2 Days, which airs at the same time as Running Man.

Cha Tae Hyun said, “Can Jong Kook appear on 1 Night, 2 Days for a while so I can be on Running Man? I would like to participate in Running Man and I will be sad if I can’t.”

He then jokingly said, “But Jong Kook and I cannot trade places one on one. Send Kwang Soo to our show. If the number doesn’t match up, we’ll send Jong Min.”

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Koyote’s Kim Jong Min was Happy about ‘Happy Mode’ Plagiarism Suspicions

Koyote’s Kim Jong Min was Happy about ‘Happy Mode’ Plagiarism Suspicions

Despite suspicions of plagiarism for one of his songs, Kim Jong Min stayed optimistic, saying that the issue actually made him happy.

In a recent recording of MBC’s Radio Star, Kim Gu Ra brought up Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass, which was under the suspicion of plagiarism with Koyote’s Happy Mode.

Kim Jong Min, who was a guest on the show, put a smile on his face and said, “I liked it because I thought that someone abroad could hear my voice and find a use for it.”

The guests and panel then listened to the comparison of the two songs, to which Shin Bong Sun made everyone laugh by saying, “The vocals [in All About That Bass] are more refreshing.”

The episode will air on September 17.

Photo Credit: MBC


Jo In Sung to appear on next week’s ‘1 Night 2 Days’

Jo In Sung will be making a rare variety appearance on next week’s episode of ‘1 Night 2 Days‘!

Apart from the legendary actor, next week’s ‘1 Night 2 Days’ will also play host to Chun Myung Hoon, Roy Kim, Kim Jae Dong and more.
Invited by the cast members, the guests know little of what they will have to endure during their travels!

Actor Jo In Sung and Singer Roy Kim to Make Surprise Appearance on “1 Night 2 Days”

Actor Jo In Sung and Singer Roy Kim to Make Surprise Appearance on “1 Night 2 Days”

It has been announced that actor Jo In Sung and singer Roy Kim will both be making surprise appearances on a future episode of KBS’ variety program “1 Night 2 Days.”

On September 13, a broadcast official shared, “Jo In Sung and Roy Kim have been taking part in a recording of ‘1 Night 2 Days’ in Muui-do (Muui Island) since September 12.”

This particular filming is for the upcoming “Best Friends” special, during which Jo In Sung and Roy Kim will appear as surprise guests, as best friends of actor Cha Tae Hyun and singer Jung Joon Young, respectively.

It has been about two and a half years since Jo In Sung last appeared on a variety show through SBS’ “Go Show.” Many viewers are already anticipating what kind of teamwork the Cha Tae Hyun-Jo In Sung pair will be displaying. On the other hand, Roy Kim recently made his debut as an MC for the SBS Chuseok special “Something.”

Other guests featured on the same episode include Chun Myung Hoon, Kim Jae Dong, and Kim Ki Bang.

Shin Se Kyung Picks Jung Joon Young as Her Ideal Type Among “1 Night, 2 Days” Members

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Actress Shin Se Kyung, who charmed the cast of KBS2TV’s “1 Night, 2 Days” as a ‘Morning Angel‘, was asked to choose the member closest to her ideal type on the latest episode of the show.

On the August 31 broadcast, Shin Se Kyung woke up the sleepy members with a delicious breakfast. While preparing the dishes, she was asked tough questions by the six men, one of them being a question about her favorite member.

As the cast asked her, “What kind of men do you like? What do you think of our Joon Young?” the actress replied, shyly, “He is cute.” With Shin Se Kyung being a year younger than Jung Joon Young, the members were surprised by the actress’ sweet way of describing her oppa.

While chatting, the two found out that both of them live near Gangnam District Office subway station. Finally, as Shin Se Kyung was asked to pick her ideal type among the members, she said with no hesitation, “Jung Joon Young.”

Check out a clip of their adorable interaction here!