With less than ideal ratings for the past few months, the PDs of MBC star wedding variety We Got Married held a press conference yesterday together with 2 of it’s newer couples, Marco and Son Dambi, Hwanhee and Hwayobi, announcing a format change and season 2 of We Got Married.
Apart from revealing the headlines, the PDs did not reveal much. Other than parading the 2 couples Marco and Son Dambi, Hwanhee and Hwayobi, they also revealed that a new couple will be scouted. This is to make up for the departure of Hwang Bo and Kim Hyun Joong whose last episode would be in mid-December. Season 2 will thus be made up of Crown J and Seo In Young, Marco and Son Dambi, Hwanhee and Hwayobi plus an additional couple.
Im Jung Ah PD expressed, “We are now preparing for Season 2. We Got Married was conceptualised with make-believe married couples. Although we had good ratings and lots of headlines were created, the novelty has died down recently. We will try to make it more realistic. We are now scouting for a couple who are of the same age. Season 2 will begin next January 2009.”
To address concerns that she might exit the show because of her upcoming Hollywood movie filming, Son Dambi expressed, “This December, the movie representatives are coming to Korea. I am also learning dancing from a cheoreographer, studying acting and learning English. I know that we are filming a fair part (of the movie) in Korea, so I think I can film We Got Married and the movie at the same time.” (many thanks to Kay for translation)
A format change usually signals a vote of no confidence. I can only think back to the past where Xman and Heroine 6 went through changes and ultimately ended up in history. There are of course always exceptions definitely.
And that’s it. Considering how flippant the We Got Married PDs are, anything could happen. They usually say this today but then another thing happens the next week. So it’s quite sketchy where it comes to We Got Married.