Following last Sunday’s episode, news broke on Monday that Lee Hwi Jae and Jo Yeo Jeong are heading for a “divorce” and leaving “We Got Married”.
Bought in to replace the outgoing Jung Hyung Don (replacing Hwi Jae as MC) and Saori couple, the Lee Hwi Jae and Jo Yeo Jeong have lasted just two months as they played out a older man-younger woman relationship. No particular reason was given for their “divorce” although the general complaint from viewers is that there simply ain’t enough airtime for all five couples.
How do you understand a couple if they get so little time? But with one couple out, the other four couples would probably get a better airtime balance.
Honestly, I felt that Lee Hwi Jae and Jo Yeo Jeong had the worst edits ever which made them look more boring than usual. The more I did their cuts, the lesser time I felt they had on the show to accomodate the other four couples who were obviously more popular and got more mileage from the program than them. In fact, Lee Hwi Jae and Jo Yeo Jeong hardly got any mention in the news unlike the rest. Lack of chemistry? Looks like father-daughter? Probably. But there goes the average couple on the show and their outing to Nami Island looks likely to be their last and their studio recording on 2nd July.
Now in related news thanks to smr05, SBS will be coming out with “Let’s Live Well…” which is somewhat loosely based on “We Got Married” in early July. The first celebrities signed on are actress, Lee Young Eun and trot singer, Park Hyun Bin while Park Kyung Lim and Ji Suk Jin will host.
SBS was once the trendsetter with “Xman”, “Ya Shim Man Man” and “Love Letter” and labelled a variety show dynasty tv station. But it has since since hit a brain drain and their recent offering like “Family Outing” is also loosely based on KBS “1N2D”. Well, it really doesn’t matter as long as it’s good and offers competition but it would be better if they can think out of the box again.