Unlike most of the negativity surrounding the new couples, I wasn’t one of the detractors. I was actually looking forward to their 2 hours cameo and see if they would offer something new to keep me interested. It kept me interested at the start but my attention just went by the start of the second hour. The 3 couple were signed up initially for this 2 hour special only. Things have changed.
Choi Jin Young was a bit embarassed to learn of the huge age gap at the start because they could easily pass off as a father and daughter relationship. But it didn’t bug him as he tried to dress himself down in a way to match Hyun Ji. He looks really accomodating while Hyun Ji was understanding. But probably won’t make for great reality tv and so the less probable replacement couple for me.
Marco and Son Dambi seems to have knew each other beforehand and their relationship was quite comfortable and assuring to look at. Marco was simply hyper and giving it all no hold-barred. He kept calling Dambi “Bu-in” (wife), saying how pretty she was and trying to impress her with his scultped abs (he kept stripping?) and the rabbit head event. Then Dambi was like the calm and collected girlfriend who was the polar opposite and they meshed really really well. Doesn’t hurt that she is a looker. Replacement couple, why not?
The verdict you get after watching Hwanhee and Hwayobi, the earlier was mean while the latter was eccentric. But they are the strongest bet to be picked as the replacement couple because they are just more known by people, they sort of create more “interesting” situations and they even have a Soompi thread. But they sometimes look more like friends than a couple. Their “My Endless Love” duet just showcased their strengths as R&B ballad singers.
Part 2 was very enjoyable for followers of the 4 couples which was pretty much the highlight and what we all wanted to see for the entire 3 hours Chuseok special. Each couple was designated a mentor which was quite superfluous really. We had a look at three deleted scenes which wasn’t shown before and they had to guess why the PD didn’t include it. We were shown CG pictures of how their babies might look like in future with all their parents obvious characteristics evidently shown. They then proceeded to find out the strongest couple through song/dance item, peppero game and a wresting match.
The first deleted scene was Hwang Bo washing and drying Hyun Joong’s hair. The second was a gathering of all 3 couples including Hyung Don except for Alshin couple watching the Korean U-23 Olympic soccer game and the third a basketball game between all those mentioned earlier. All scenes to me were particularly interesting and I can’t fathom why they were omitted in the first place. See that guy with the sorry face, he’s the PD and public enemy No.1. They should have mosaic or black out his face. God bless him.
Just sheer brilliance of this with each futuristic baby resembling the characteristics and traits of their parents. Which is your favourite baby?
All four couples performed a song and dance item. Alex sang and played “Daisy” (love this song) while Shin Ae flipped through drawings with words written by her alongside to narrate their story in “We Got Married”. It was sweet and romantic. Crown J and Seo In Young sang their theme song “Too Much” and there were lots of skinship here. But it wasn’t much of a surprise here because they have done it before. Then we have Andy and Solbi performing their theme song “Love Song”. While it was cute and everything, the dancers and the fact that we knew they were leaving didn’t make it too enjoyable to an extent. Hyun Joong and Hwang Bo finished up by performing and dancing to the Tecktonik song “Get Hot” which got the highest score.
Before the wrestling, they had a pepero game where each couple had to bite off a pepero stick at both ends and see who ends up with the shortest stick. But the objective is to see who will lock lips. Hyun Joong and Hwang Bo won the game with just 1.9cm of their stick remaining. Andy and Solbi were second, Crown J and In Young third while the Alshin couple was last.
The woman wrestling division saw Shin Ae > In Young and Hwang Bo > Solbi in the semis. For the final decided in a best of 3 rounds, the two Xman alumni went at it but Hwang Bo won it with relative ease. Hyun Joong > Hyung Don (replacement for Alex who had a bad back) and Crown J > Andy entered the final round with Hyun Joong defeating Crown J after a brief struggle. The lettuce couple was thus crowned the strongest couple, winning all 3 mini-games.
Thanks to the awesome muish, both parts are now subbed.
The preview next week looks interesting. Hyun Joong sings a song for Hwang Bo under some tree. Andy and Solbi continues their manual labor and ends with a hug (hinting and foreshadowing their departure?). And we all thought the babies were gone. Apparently not, part 2 of the babies special for Crown J, Seo In Young and Alex, Shin Ae continues next week with Crown J looking pissed.