Some of the weekend variety shows were preempted this weekend due to the breaking news of the South Korean’s president leaving the Blue House. Other shows were preempted due to the finale for other shows taking up the whole Sunday night variety show spot. Regardless, I have to admit that I’m a little glad since I didn’t realize how hard it would be to catch up on all these shows. I’m literally going show by show so there are still shows I haven’t caught up on and others which I am up to date on, including New Journey to the West 3.
The boys are back causing mischief and chaos in the West and they’ve got two more members to join in the fun. New Journey to the West made its debut last week on Navercast with a preview into the new season and more specifically the new members that will be joining them, WINNER’s Song Mino and Super Junior’s Kyuhyun. Clearly, the two new members worried about joining the show because this type of variety show was new for them. They might be good at games but they have no idea how to be underhanded and sneaky.
When I first heard the news that Ahn Jae Hyun would be on New Journey to the West 2 to fill in for Lee Seung Gi who is in the army, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about it. However, the episode that aired this past week had me laughing so hard that I couldn’t breathe that it’s totally worth sharing. (Also, later the new season of Show Me the Money.)
NOT THE YOO AH IN DRAMA
Bullied at his old school, Woo Ki Myung (Joo Won) transfers to a new high school for a fresh start. He becomes interested in fashion in order to attract the school’s popular girl, Park Hye Jin (Park Se Young) and learns that he’s able to change his loser status by becoming the its top fashion icon with the help of his mentor, Kim Nam Jung (Kim Sung Oh), and friends, Kwak Eun Jin (Choi Sulli) and Kim Chang Joo (Shin Ju Hwan). Unfortunately, Ki Myung provokes the ire from the high school’s popular kid and fashion icon, Kim Won Ho (Ahn Jae Hyun).
LOOK, IT’S JESUS!
Park Ji Sang (Ahn Jae Hyun) is a vampire who grows up scared of his superhuman abilities and thirst for blood. As a teenager, he lives as a recluse with his mother. After his mother’s death, he grows up to become a surgeon and learns to control his vampiric tendencies.
In an attempt to find a cure for his condition and find out the truth behind the death of his parents, he accepts a position as the Head of the Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery team at Taemin Hospital. There he meet Dr. Yoo Ri Ta (Gu Hye Sun), the arrogant niece to the hospital’s chairman. She’s initially envious of the new young doctor’s skill as a surgeon and it ignites a rivalry between the doctors.
At the same time, the hospital’s new director Lee Jae Wook (Ji Jin Hee) bring his radical treatment to test on various patients at the hospital which raises concern from the two doctors.
TRYING TO ARREST OUR ATTENTION
Seo Pan Suk (Cha Seung Won) is a hot-headed detective at the Gangnam Police Station who has becomes hardened over the years due to a case from 11 years ago. He and Detective Lee Eung Do must oversee 4 new recruits, Eun Dae Gu (Lee Seung Ki), Uh Soo Sun (Go Ah Ra), Park Tae Il (Ahn Jae Hyun) and Ji Gook (Park Jung Min). The rookies have joined the police force for varying personal and unbefitting reasons. Particularly Eun Dae Gu who seems to have something against Seo Pan Suk himself. Can he whip the rookies into shape to become respectable detectives?