The following has been confirmed.
First and foremost, nothing has been confirmed by MBC nor the We Got Married PDs. So until then, just treat the following as just something possible.
Popular MBC variety show We Got Married is about to usher in another era of change starting with a replacement of the existing couples and also seeking to increase the entertainment value of the show. The 2 existing couples who will be dropped from the show are Son Dambi – Marco and Hwayobi – Hwanhee whose popularity have been steadily decreasing since September 2008.
They will make way for the Seollal couples, JunJin – Lee Si Young, Shin Sung Rok – Kim Shin Young, Jung Hyung Don – Tae Yeon who had appeared for a test run on the 25th January New Year episode. Son Dambi – Marco and Hwayobi – Hwanhee final appearance on the show will be 8th February (tentative).
This will constitute the 3rd generation for We Got Married, which had started originally with Alex – Shin Ae, Crown J – Seo In Young, Andy – Solbi and Jung Hyung Don – Saori. Other couples who came on board during this period include Lee Hwi Jae – Jo Yeo Jeong and Kim Hyun Joong – Hwang Bo. Marco – Son Dambi and Hwanhee – Hwayobi joined the show as the second generation of couples with the Seollal couples making up the 3rd generation of couples.
The new couples, compared to the previous couples, have stronger personalities. JunJin – Lee Si Young will experience unusual situations with their unpredictable actions; Jung Hyung Don – Tae Yeon will play out the concept of ‘the beauty and the beast’ with their 11-year age gap; Shin Sung Rok – Kim Shin Young storyline will focus on grabbing the attention of the female viewers.
Other changes include increasing the entertainment value of the show. In the past, the show primary focus had been on showing the regular family life of the couples and was criticized by some viewers for being too boring (I don’t really think so). In order to change that, the appearance cycle of couples will now be drastically reduced to 3 – 4 weeks instead of 4 – 5 months previously.
The program PDs said, “During this time, we have been working on a reality concept with no scripts. From now on, we will try to produce a more entertaining and interesting show. We will also try to create more interesting scenarios every week (does this mean an even more scripted show?).”
Source: Sports Donga & Six Senses
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