Running Man Headlines: Monday Couple fan meet!

Sorry for the lapse in Running Man headline posts – I had important things to do like wander around a Renaissance Fair for a few days while drinking too much. But that is all water under the bridge now because Running Man headlines is back (and full of updates from the last two weeks)! Cheers!

RM Ep 205

Ratings Episode 205

1. KBS 1 Night 2 Days 13.5

2. KBS Superman is Back 12.9

3. MBC Real Men 11.7

4. SBS Running Man 10.1 (last week 9.2)

RM Ep 206

Ratings Episode 206

1. KBS 1 Night 2 Days 13.3
2. MBC Real Men 12.2
3. KBS Superman is Back 11.5
4. MBC Dad, Where are you going? 9.6

5. SBS Running Man 8.6 (last week 10.1)

Fifth place….ouch.

Next week on Running Man…

Ji Suk Jin invites five of his own guests, who are mutually as underachieving as he is (or so says the preview). Heechul, Kim Je Dong, Lee Soyeon, Nam Heesuk, and Park Soohung answer big nose hyung’s invitation and form a team to face off against the Running Man cast. Looks fun (anything with Ji Suk Jin and his friends is sure to be hilarious). You can check out the preview and some behind the scenes pics below:

Ep 207 Official Pics

Ep 207 BTS 3 Ep 207 BTS 2 Ep 207 BTS 1

Now on to the headlines!

Random SNS Updates

Ji Suk Jin Weibo Monday Couple

[Ji Suk Jin’s Weibo Update]

촬영중에 찍은사진예요~~

::Translation::
It is photo that was taken during filming~~

– Credit on pic

KJK Instagram with Lee Kwang Soo

[Kim Jong Kook’s Instagram Update]

Wow!! Today’s (Yesterday) RM shooting’s done sooo early!! It’s a happy shot~!:)

– @kjk76 Instagram

Ji Suk Jin Weibo Have a nice day

[Ji Suk Jin’s Weibo Update]

祝你有美好的一天~

::Translation::
Have a nice day~

– @池錫辰-JeeSeokJin Weibo

haha and byuls happy marriage

[Byul’s Twitter Update]

For some time now, I’ve been getting mad easily.

note: Byul is Haha’s wife

THANK YOU PAPITUS

[Kim Jong Kook’s Instagram Update]

Thank u PAPITUS for treating RM cast n whole staff members to a awesome lunch today!! Everyone loved it~~!! #lovemafans #thebest #papitus 팬여러분들 너무 감사해요~ 다들 너무 감동했슴돠~! 열심히 할께요~! #전복삼계탕 #파피투스

– @kjk76 Instagram

note: Papitus is Kim Jong Kook’s official fanclub

Pics from pool side

As mentioned in the last edition of Running Man headlines, Gary and Jung In were set to appear at a pool party on July 19th. Pool party away they did and here are the pics from the event. Enjoy.

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Kwang Soo is in a drama- and it is amazing

If you have not yet checked out It’s Okay, That’s Love I urge you to do so. The drama, airing on Wednesday and Thursday nights on SBS, is a comedic yet complex look at characters that have less than perfect lives. Kwang Soo plays Soo Kwang in the show (this is not a typo- his character’s name is Soo Kwang), a twenty something coffee shop worker with tourettes syndrome.

This is a very different type of story than what I am used to seeing in drama-land, but so far that has been a good thing (this is a psychologically complicated yet refreshing show and I would recommend you give it a chance). You can check out the show on Drama Fever here (and if you want to read E-Kun and I’s rambling first impressions post you can find it here). Oh, and feast your eyes on the giraffe BTS:

Lee Kwang Soo BTS IOTL 4 Lee Kwang Soo BTS IOTL 3 Lee Kwang Soo BTS IOTL 2 Lee Kwang Soo BTS IOTL 1

Monday Couple Sudden Attack Fan Meet

Running Man’s first couple, Ji Hyo and Kang Gary, were busy at a fan meeting for Sudden Attack- a game the duo has been supporting for a few months now. The pair were touchy feely at the event, even reenacting the Titanic scene (the huggy one, not the sinking and dying one). Pics and a video are below:

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Park Ji Sung ties the knot- Running Man cast attend his big day

Congratulations Captain Park! On July 27th soccer player and frequent Running Man guest Park Ji Sung married his fiancé, SBS announcer Kim Min Ji. Haha, Lee Kwang Soo, and Kim Jong Kook were in attendance to wish the newly wedded couple a happy future together. D’awww.

Park Ji Sung Wedding 3 Park Ji Sung Wedding 2 Park Ji Sung Wedding 1

Upcoming Guests

Episode 208 is set to feature Suzy as a guest star. Some BTS pics:

Ep 208 BTS 6 Ep 208 BTS 5 Ep 208 BTS 4 Ep 208 BTS 3 Ep 208 BTS 2

Episode 209 is rumored to feature some 1st gen idols (H.S.g.R members, which are comprised of members of the old school idol groups H.O.T., Sechs Kies, god, and NRG) guesting alongside currently performing idols. The guest list that I have encountered:

SHINee’s Taemin, EXO’s Kai & Sehun, SISTAR’s Soyou, H.S.g.R’s Moon Hee Joon, Eun Ji Won, Danny Ahn and Cheon Myung Hoon

If this is true (I tend to believe it when I see filming pics, but all signs point to yes) I cannot wait!

Race Start- Coming to a city near you (maybe)!

Running Man has announced two new stops on their Race Start fan meeting tour and here be the details. I am jealous if you are attending, and I want to hear all about it:

Credit to https://www.facebook.com/RunnersRun?filter=1 for the following information:

[Info & Video – RACE START! Season 2 in Hong Kong]

Shout Out Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nE2ts0yxjk&feature=youtu.be

Event Details –

Date: October 4, 2014 (Saturday)
Time (Local): 8PM
Venue: AsiaWorld-Expo Hall 10, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong
Attendees: Ji Suk Jin, Kim Jong Kook, Haha, Song Ji Hyo & Lee Kwang Soo
Ticket Prices: HK $680, $1,080 and $1,380*

*HK $1,380 ticket holders are eligible to attend the Autograph Session and receive an autograph from one of the members randomly.

Kindly find further details of the event (Organizer) here:
www.facebook.com/elfasia
www.twitter.com/ELF_ASIA

[Shout Out Video – RACE START! Season 2 in Indonesia]

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1t7HeaR6qc&feature=youtu.be

Event Details –
Date: October 25, 2014 (Saturday)
Attendees: Ji Suk Jin, Kim Jong Kook, Haha, Song Ji Hyo & Lee Kwang Soo

**Time, venue & ticket prices of the Fan Meeting to be released by the organizer, Munial Sport Group.

Kindly stay tuned for further information here:
www.munialsportgroup.com
www.twitter.com/MunialSportGp

Miss Mong in Vietnam- Samsung Event

Song Ji Hyo flew to Vietnam for a Samsung event on August 1st, and as usual she looked amazing. Ji Hyo has been featured in Samsung advertisements with Kim Woo Bin, which is why she was in attendance at the promotional event. Pretty Miss Mong ahead (with stills from her advert with Woo Bin):

JI Hyo Samsung 6 JI Hyo Samsung 5 JI Hyo Samsung 4 JI Hyo Samsung 3 JI Hyo Samsung 2 JI Hyo Samsung 1samsung ji hyo advert 3 samsung ji hyo advert 2 samsung ji hyo advert 1

Parting Thoughts

Because episode 206 gave us all a Monday Couple treat, I needed to spend an hour watching MC fan vids. Because I am like that. And here is one of my favs.

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