Jive Monkey Playlist: 1/6/17

It seems that I’m still getting back into the swing of things.  I may not have finished my to-do list for 2016 but I working on that.  Despite my problem with procrastination, the members of Infinite Challenge ended 2016 with a bang as they finally revealed the tracks for their hip-hop history challenge titled, “Great Legacy”.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 11/7/16

It’s a sad week (or is it?) in Korean variety shows.  Kang Gary shot his final episode of Running Man which aired yesterday.  He was half of our Monday Couple, the Jerry to Haha’s Tom and our favorite squid (oh-jing-uh).  Most importantly, he graced our screens every Sunday evening with sarcastic humor and athleticism.  He will always be considered as part of Running Man’s family but somehow that made him part of our family as well.  We may not see him every week but I’m sure that he’ll grace us with his presence again as a special guest.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 9/12/16

Infinite Challenge has been building up this star-studded Muhansangsa (Muhan Company) movie.  Starting from Signal’s writer Kim Eun Hee writing the script to her husband Jang Hang Joon directing the movie.  They also enlisted a ton of A-list stars to cameo in it.  While the movie was shown for the variety show, Kim Eun Hee’s style of writing is typically telling mysterious tales so there is thriller aspect to them.  Be warned.  There are some spoilers ahead.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 6/6/16

The challenging thing about doing a show like Sugar Man is finding the artists and bringing them onto the show.  There have been a number of groups that fans have been interested in seeing but for one reason or another, they haven’t made an appearance yet.  Last week, the show changed up its typical format.  Instead of remaking old songs, they brought not 2 but 4 groups on the show and had idol members fill in for the original members of the group that could not be there.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 4/11/16

As part of Infinite Challenge’s most recent challenge, they are testing the members’ five senses.  The challenge started in the 2nd part of last week’s episode.  The members show up to the studio thinking that they are going to practice for their wedding singers challenge only to be forced to wear a blindfold and a helmet.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 1/4/16

Happy New Year!  I’ve been thinking for a while that I might flip my weekly posts and what better time than to do it now?  The first fangirl post of the new year features Infinity Challenge.  If you’ve been watching the last couple of weeks, you’ll know that our members are on the lam with the Busan police hot on their trail.  The members who are able to get away in a helicopter at night will win a prize of one million won (or ~$1,000 US).

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Just Bananas About: Week of 10/30/15

Last Sunday’s Running Man has got to be one of their most expensive sets ever.  This week’s episode featured a maze and the set design was incredibly elaborate.  While the set design was amazing (ha, get it?), I also loved that the episode felt like an old school episode with just our core cast.

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