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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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Cast of ‘1 Night 2 Days’ go rogue after abandoning the producing staff

Fed up with the production staff, the cast of ‘1 Night 2 Days‘ took matters into their own hands by abandoning the crew and hightailed it out of filming!

Stuck in a non-air conditioned car with spicy soup for lunch on a day where the temperature soared sky-high, the cast members were already cranky when they were given a mission which, upon successful completion, they could transfer into an air-conditioned vehicle.

Tasked with eating an entire tub of ice cream with only their hands, they were summarily disqualified when the producers pointed out that they still had some ice cream left on their fingers!

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This was the final straw for the members, who ran away from the crew in their vehicle despite their pleas via radio! Although the staff car tried to chase them down, the cast members’ car were already far away beyond their sight.

Thankfully, they were eventually calmed and soon returned to the set!


′1 Night, 2 Days′ PD Confirms Eun Ji Won Finished Filming for Program

Coming back home, Eun Ji Won will appear on KBS′ 1 Night, 2 Days.

Yoo Ho Jin PD of 1 Night, 2 Days told Newsen on May 13, “Eun Ji Won will be appearing on 1 Night, 2 Days. He finished filming last Friday and Saturday.”

“Like a veteran, Eun Ji Won actively participated in the recording. Everyone was very welcoming since Eun Ji Won and the 1 Night, 2 Days members previously appeared on programs before. The filming ended smoothly,” said Yoo Ho Jin.

′1 Night, 2 Days′ PD Confirms Eun Ji Won Finished Filming for Program

“The episodes with Eun Ji Won will air either next week or the following week after that.”

Eun Ji Won was part of the first season of 1 Night, 2 Days in 2007 and received much love from the public for his character, Eun-choding. He left the show after the first season.

With Eun Ji Won making a surprise appearance on the show, viewers are already looking forward to his episode.

Meanwhile, 1 Night, 2 Days returned to broadcast on May 11 after paying respect to the victims of the Sewol ferry tragedy for about three weeks since April 16.

Photo Credit: Newsen


‘1 Night 2 Days’ PD forbids the members from showing bare skin

If you’re a regular ‘1 Night 2 Days‘ watcher, you know that the members have a habit of just taking off their clothes whenever they want.

Well, it obviously got too much, because even their PD begged them to be careful of their skin showing! During the filming, the members had to put water balloons in their pants, and then try to remain as the last member with an intact balloon.
However, as the game went on, the members’ pants kept falling down because they had to run away and keep a hold of their heavy pants at the same time. It got so far that Kim Jong Min‘s sky blue underwear was almost completely revealed. The PD spoke up and said, “Everyone…. Please wear all your clothes properly…“, making all the members burst into laughter

The Best Opening Spot, KBS Main Building [2 Days & 1 Night]

“It’s good to have an opening in Yeouido.”

Their historical first opening in front of the famous KBS main building has excited 2 Days & 1 Night members and the staff is leading ‘the northern part of Gyeongi-do tour’. Can you guess if 2 Days & 1 Night members enjoy the tour?
Kim Joohyuk, Kim Joonho, Cha Taehyun, Defconn, Kim Jongmin, and Jeong Joon-yeong, those six members’ forth journey and the first episode of ‘the northern part of Gyeongi-do tour’ will be on TV Jan 12 and their still cuts have unveiled.
During last episodes, 2 Days & 1 Night members, who had openings in In-je and Mok-po, finally have an opening in front of KBS main building, a traditional opening spot. Especially, it meant a lot to the new members and they are exhilarated.
Then, producer Yoo, a new comer, has introduced his plan as “We have prepared the program which family can travel during winter holidays. Every itinerary is all up to us, so just enjoy it.” and all members are goggled in surprise.
Some members are doubtful about the idea, but a sudden mini bus’ appearance makes members to stop doubting and think of a comfortable and safe journey.
Would it be a real ‘comfortable’ journey to members? Don’t miss if 2 Days & 1 Night members can actually enjoy and end the journey safely.

Defconn flusters the producer team on ‘1 Night 2 Days’

Defconn berated the producers of his show, ‘1 Night 2 Days‘, for being too lax on the program!

When the producers called him to let him in on the details for the upcoming filming session, Defconn was aghast at what they told him.

When he heard that the wake-up time was at a comparatively generous 9 A.M. instead of the crack of dawn as usual, he voiced his concerns. “Now’s not the time to be resting!” he told the producer over the phone. That wasn’t the end of his worries, however, as he also heard that the meeting location was near Seoul. “Don’t we need to go someplace far away?” he asked.

His unexpected reaction sent the producer on the defensive, who replied, “We don’t want you to be too tired.”

“Now isn’t the time to be worried about getting tired,” Defconn lectured, to the headache of the other side. “Don’t mention this conversation to anyone else, let’s have it stay between us,” he warned.

SEE ALSO: Defconn shaves for the first time in 20 years for ‘1 Night 2 Days’

[Two Days and One Night] Reruns and Actual Broadcast All #1 in Viewer’s Ratings


Reruns and the actual broadcast for ‘Two Days and One Night’ has ranked 1st place in its timeslot.

The KBS2TV program has renewed itself as Season 3, with new members consisting of Kim Joo-hyuk, Kim Joon-ho, Defcon, Cha Tae-hyun, Kim Jong-min and Jung Jun-young. On December 8th, the 2nd part of the members’ trip to Injae, Gangwon Province aired and scored 15.8%, the highest for the show so far. Meanwhile, the rerun which aired on the same day in the morning recorded a relatively high figure of 9.6%, raising anticipation that the show will gain even more popularity among the audience.
The viewers’ ratings show that Season 3 has reached out to the audience as the members showed off their own unique characteristics. Praise for last week’s episode is believed to have led to people re-watching it on the 8th and led to the high viewers’ rating for the actual show in the afternoon.
Season 3 of ‘Two Days and One Night’ shows members such as Kim Joo-hyuk and Jung Joon-young who have no experience in variety/entertainment shows. The chemistry between the new members and the remaining members is thought to have been a fresh attempt that captured the attention of the audience. Meanwhile, producer Yoo Ho-jin’s relentlessness and the bargaining that went on between the members and producers is thought to have added to the fun.
Yoo PD is remembered as the “newbie” producer who was caught on candid camera during his early years at the job. He wasn’t afraid to make fun of himself and had even stronger penalties and missions for the members. The new framework allowed the members to have fun freely,
The audience have been widening their support. Various portal sites showed comments such as, “The newbie PD was the deciding factor in the new season of Two Days and One Night! I couldn’t stop laughing!”, “The new staff and members bargaining with each other strangely captured my attention”, “Two Days and One Night is the best! I’m happy to see the show come back strong!”, “I watched Two Days and One Night with my parents. I can’t wait until next week!” etc.
Meanwhile, the second journey for ‘Two Days and One Night’ Season 3, which has been capturing the excitement and fun of going on a new journey with new friends as well as the happiness of finding lost friends, will air on December 15th.


“1N2D” Season 2 Bids a Tearful Farewell and Releases Teaser for Season 3


The time has come to say good bye to the members of “1N2D” Season 2 as the show wrapped up its last episode. The closing statements were filled with tears, hugs, thankfulness, and a trip down memory lane.

On November 24, KBS’ variety program “1N2D” officially wrapped up season two with a final goodbye from the members. Similar to the show’s signature opening in which the members gather together to introduce the episode, it was fitting to see the members gather one last time to bid farewell to its audience.

The closing statements revealed how the cast and crew of “1N2D” had formed a bond similar to that of a family. Oldest member Yoo Hae Jin expressed, “It has been eight months (since I joined) and the experiences have been wonderful. I now have great younger friends. I’m thankful to the younger friends for their help, and all the staff have worked very hard.”

When listening to Yoo Hae Jin’s comment, Uhm Tae Woong couldn’t help but explode in tears even before his turn. The actor stated, “I want to thank everyone because I feel that I have received an overflow of love, and I will never forget. Everyone, please quickly forget about me and anticipate the new ‘1N2D.’”


Cha Tae Hyun, who plans to return for season three, said, “Choi Jae Hyung PD comes to mind, as well as Seung Woo hyung (Lee Seung Woo). Please anticipate season three.” Singer Sung Shi Kyung also added his sentiments when he said, “I started the show after being touched when I experienced the ‘viewer tour.’ The program is a show that you oddly grow affectionate towards. Season three will start, but I think ‘1N2D’ is the best program as a KBS weekend variety show.”


Having been with the show since its first broadcast in August 2007, Kim Jong Min, who also plans to return for season three, couldn’t help the tears as he stated, “I first came here in my mid 20’s. Thinking about it, I think I really love ‘1N2D.’ However, there is something I love more than ‘1N2D,’ and that’s Soo Geun hyung. “

In response, Lee Soo Geun, another original member since the show’s first broadcast, gave a 90 degree bow and expressed in his tearful farewell, “Although my body may not be present, my heart will always be here shouting and being together with you.”

“1N2D” first aired six years ago on August 5, 2007 with members Kang Ho Dong, Noh Hong Chul, Eun Ji Won, Lee Soo Geun, and Kim Jong Min. However, the show reached its highest popularity with members Kang Ho Dong, Eun Ji Won, Lee Soo Geun, MC Mong, Lee Seung Gi, Kim C, and Kim Jong Min. Season two of “1N2D” first aired on March 4, 2012 with members Lee Soo Geun, Kim Jong Min, Uhm Tae Woong, Cha Tae Hyun, Kim Seung Woo, Sung Shi Kyung, and Joo Won.  Along with the changing members of the show, “1N2D” will also experience a change in production team as season three is expected to be produced under a different producer and staff team.


Season three of “1N2D” will consist of returning members Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jong Min, as well as new members Kim Joon Ho, Kim Joo Hyuk, Jung Joon Young, and Defcon. The new teaser for season three shows a unique approach to the show as the new members express their honesty in their lack of confidence to be funny. The different approach of season three has stirred anticipation as many have become curious of the chemistry between the members who form such an unlikely group.  “1N2D” season three will air its first episode on December 1 at 4:55pm (KST).


Who Will Lead The New “1 Night 2 Days?”

Who Will Lead The New “1 Night 2 Days?”

So the new “1 Nights 2 Days” has finally started recording with it’s new lineup of staff and members. After numerous rumors, rejections and denials, we finally have the final member lineup. Veteran members Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jong Min are joined by a series of new faces including Defconn, Jung Joon Young, Kim Joo Hyuk and Kim Joon Ho. While a formidable lineup on paper, it does appear to be missing a certain something and that is a central leader figure that ties together all these personalities. Might this be a problem? The staff certainly don’t think so.

On November 22, the newly reformed “1 Nights 2 Days’ began their first recording, with Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jong Min driving around picking up the new members. They then headed out to Namyangju in the Gyeonggi Province as well as heading to the Inje County in the Gangwon Province. So how did the new cast line up do during their first recording. In a quick interview with media outlet, Star News, Chief Ground Producer Seo Soo Min stated that “First off, all them are completely stupefied.”

They have also revealed that all the members are still rather awkward with each other even after recording together for the whole day. This is understandable given the lack of overlap for most of the new faces in the crew. Stars like Jung Joon Young and Kim Joo Hyuk are relatively new to the whole field of variety shows while even variety show veterans like Kim Joon Ho has never worked together with certain other members like Cha Tae Hyun or Defconn to any reasonable extent.

1 Night 2 Days

Interestingly, the Chief Producer of “Happy Sunday,” the overarching program that covers both “1 Night 2 Days” and “Superman,” is accompanying the “1 Night 2 Days” crew on their first recording. Park Joong Min CP has told Star News that “It’s probably because it’s still early days but everyone is unfamiliar with each other and on awkward terms.”

The lack of a clear leader on paper along with how unfamiliar each of the members are with each other has meant that there is yet to be a set leader figure amongst the team. The staff of 1 Night 2 Days are hoping that as the six members record and travel together, a leader figure will naturally arise without the staff having to specifically point someone out as a leader.

Park Joong Min CP has stated that “There is no official leader (In 1 Night 2 Days)” and that they will be “Keeping an eye on things for the time being.”

As for how the staff plans to air the first episode, they want to air as much of the awkwardness amongst the members as possible. Park CP explains that “Seeing a group of people that’s seen each for the first time on a trip together. We plan to show that as is on air. I believe that the awkwardness and unfamiliarity between the six members will be portrayed as is on screen.”

The first recording for this new and hopefully improved “1 Night 2 Days” will run till November 23 and is expected to air on December 1.

Jung Joon Young, Defconn, Kim Joo Hyuk, and Kim Joon Ho confirmed as new cast members of ‘1N2D’

1 Night 2 Days‘ (or ‘1N2D‘) has finally confirmed the new line up for season 3 of the show! Jung Joon Young, DefconnKim Joo Hyuk, and Kim Joon Ho are the new members joining the existing members Kim Jong Min and Cha Tae Hyun.SEE ALSO: SHINee’s Minho reported not to be joining ‘1N2D’

Although it was rumored at the last second that actor Lee Jun Ki may be the last member joining the bunch, the actor’s agency shot down the speculations, commenting, “Although it is true that we thankfully received a casting offer from KBS, the staff carefully reviewed it… But [Lee Jun Ki] already has a fan meeting and other schedules line up and more than anything else, his will to focus on acting as the actor Lee Jun Ki is strong. We decided that this may conflict with his acting activities so we respectfully rejected the offer.”

It was further confirmed to be not true when KBS announced the final line up just recently through their homepage, revealing, “Kim Joo Hyuk, Kim Joon Ho, Defconn, and Jung Joon Young have joined ‘1N2D’ season 3… The 6 members, including the existing members Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jong Min, will start off a new story together… These 6 have started filming today (22nd) at Gangwondo with Yoo Ho Jin PD.”

The new season of ‘1N2D’ will air on December 1!