It was a busy week for Running Man’s giraffe as he jetted to Alaska, landed a role on Potato Star 2013QR3, and kissed nonstop. Time for some Running Man headlines!
Ratings Episode 170
1. MBC Real Man 17.4
2. MBC Dad! Where Are We Going? 16.1
3. KBS 1 Night 2 Days 12.1
4. SBS Running Man 11.5
OUCH! That hurts – 4th place 😦
The big news around RM ratings concerns the lead in show, Barefoot Friends. This show – which was never really anything but an extremely messy and inconsistent concept (it was a travel show, nope a food show, nope a something show) deserved to be cancelled. It had its moments, I admit to having a lot of fun with parts of this series. Yet, Barefoot Friends suffered from a lack of concept and because of that I cannot really be heartbroken at its cancellation. So how does this relate to Running Man? Well, the drop in Running Man’s ratings have been partially attributed to the poor lead-in that was Barefoot Friends. It will be interesting to see how RM’s ratings fair as KP Star 3 takes its place. Come on show, get out of 4th place!
Next week on Running Man…
The November 10th episode will feature Baseball player Ryu Hyun Jin as well as the super popular group EXO. It appears that EXO will only appear later on in the episode, but never fear because Ryu Hyun Jin proved his variety chops in episode 119. Check out the BTS pics and vid below:
This week in Running Man headlines…
Running Man’s maknae Kwang Soo has been one busy giraffe this week, starting with the announcement that he would appear in PD Kim Byung Wook’s newest drama Potato Star 2013QR3. Byung Wook previously produced High Kick Through the Roof which also saw Kwang Soo as part of the ensemble cast, so there is a definite connection here. Kwang Soo guest starred on the November 7th episode of Potato Star, showing a character that was Choi Sung Hyun’s first love. I am not watching this show (far too many episodes) but count me interested in Kwang Soo’s appearance.
So what did Kwang Soo’s guest appearance consist of? Kissing, apparently. Courtesy of Soompi:
Lee Kwang Soo appeared on an episode of “Potato Star 2013QR3” as a cameo. He appeared as Noh Bo Young’s (played by Choi Song Hyun) college senior and film director.
In the drama, Noh Bo Young’s husband Kim Do Sang (played by Kim Jung Min), came back from a premiere of the fictitious film “Introduction to Engineering,” which is directed by Lee Kwang Soo’s character. After Kim Do Sang returned, he began to have suspicions on his wife and Lee Kwang Soo’s relationship and started to imagine them sharing a kiss.
Kim Do Sang’s imagination was further fueled by Lee Kwang Soo’s comment, “This film is from my own experience. I went on vacation to Cheongju with my first love and we kissed all day. We kissed while we walked, we kissed while we were in the car.”
As Kim Do Sang imagined this, scenes of Lee Kwang Soo and Noh Bo Young kissing on the train tracks, highway, and car were seen.
The staff previously commented, “As soon as Lee Kwang Soo and Choi Song Hyun met for the first time, they had a kiss scene right away. They kissed over 15 times.”
Apparently our Serengeti herbivore needed to cool down after his kiss marathon so he headed to Alaska. Kwang Soo shared some pics from the land of ice and snow on his twitter on November 5th, remarking that Alaska was beautiful. Someone should have filmed his trip, seriously I am betting it was entertaining as f — I mean entertaining as can be!
Parting Thoughts – Because I heart LeeSsang (Gil and Gary) and Jung In