Are Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook Dating? Here's What 'Running Man' PD Says About the Rumors
AceShowbiz - As Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook continue to show lovely moments on "Running Man", rumors of the two South Korean stars. On a recent broadcast, the Running Man members were given the challenge of be aired 8 times in a month, the cast went crazy, hoping theirs would be picked. They were also swept up in dating rumors late last year. Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Running Man () Maria Conchita Alonso in The Running Man () Arnold Schwarzenegger and Richard Dawson in Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya . Release Date .
Though she may lack the athleticism of the male members, she makes up for it with her intelligence and assertive personality. In fact, she has the most number of solo wins in Running Man and she's one of the most feared members of the cast.
She's also one half of the extremely popular Monday Couple, the other half being Kang Gary. They're called the Monday Couple because to the public's knowledge they have not dated in real life and are only a couple on Mondays.
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Though there are rumors the two have broken up, the couple has still been seen together. Aside from being a variety star and an actress, Song Ji Hyo is also a model. Many consider Frozen Flower to be her biggest movie role to-date.
Before that, she played mostly supporting or antagonist roles, the most famous of which is Jumong. However, Song Ji Hyo also stated that she has not declined any role given to her.
With that in mind, we could also assume she's simply not being offered very many roles. The show got mediocre ratings, between eight and nine percent for the most part. The Jackal Is Coming had a mediocre box office reception despite the presence of one of the biggest idols in Korea, Kim Jaejoong. Many credit the popularity of Running Man for that and I agree that the show has greatly contributed to her getting noticed by producers, writers, and directors.
Running Man is on its fourth year and she is undeniably one of the cornerstones of the show. Her primary selling point is her partnership with Kang Gary, a rapper and half of the extremely successful duo, LeeSsang.
Some are so devoted, they create videos like the one above. As silly as it may sound because both parties made it clear that the romance is only for the showmany fans felt that Song Ji Hyo had led on Kang Gary. The Monday Couple broke up on the show but has since reconciled. Netizens are always abuzz whenever Song Ji Hyo and Kang Gary display some form of sweetness on the show. Some even speculate that they might have real feelings for each other or are even dating.
In fact, her role in Emergency Man, Woman was the very role of a cute and lovesick woman she swore never to play. The show had some success but she has yet to get a follow-up project. Could it be that fans are rejecting her partnership with actors because they can only see her with Kang Gary? Could it be that her character in Running Man as the ace and the Monday Girlfriend is so strong that fans are having a hard time seeing her any other way?
He started at the bottom, with no label or management company willing to take him in. To get started, Kang Gary and Gil invested their own money to record their first album and did live concerts to promote themselves because no TV show would pay attention to them. It was a long haul to success, but one that eventually paid off. Cool and Unusual Punishment: The punishments in the earlier episodes all invoke this, particularly wearing the infamous Hot Pants around the city. One of the biggest punishments the show ever pulled off was the game punishment.
The members who lost had to fly to Taiwan the distance from Seoul Inchon Int'l to Taipei Taoyuan Int'l is km immediately to ride the Screaming Condor roller coaster the very next day and keep riding it until everyone could see two numbers on posts as they whizzed by. Usually when they're grouped into couples. Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Gary may act kind of slow and innocent, but he's the Ensemble Dark Horse when the chips are down.
He's won the first two individual all-out battles between the members. He later gained the "Sudden Commander" nickname for his seemingly-out-of-nowhere demonstrations of great skill.
When he bothers to make the effort, even Kim Jong Kook might not be his match. Ji Suk Jin and his leg cramp during the 'Once Chance' aquarium mission. Ridiculed by the other members because he literally wasn't doing anything but standing around.
Dare to Be Badass: Yoo Jae Suk in Episode A Day in the Limelight: Every now and then, there will be an episode focusing on a specific member. Hugging someone just allows them easier access to tear off your nametag.
It's not deliberately set up that way but because some of the members Wouldn't Hit a Girlit falls to Jihyo to eliminate the female guests.
Several episodes set up a detectives-have-to-catch-the-thieves scenario with the latter trying to evade elimination. Of course, the producers don't say that they had to be different people. Such as in Episode The Ultimate Ddakji, which in tries the producers couldn't flip once. Jong Kook flips it on his first try. Dog Pile of Doom: In order to subdue the Commander in episode And it was hilarious. Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Ji Suk Jin tries to bluff about his power in front of the Commander.
Thanks to Ji Hyo's tip-off, he sees right though it. And the inevitable happens.“Running Man” Cast Members Band Together To Support Kim Jong Kook On His Blind Date
Do Well, but Not Perfect: When playing the Multiplication Game, members have to answer a multiplication question such that exactly one of the two digits is correct. For example, for "6 x 4" "22" or "44" would work, but "24" or "30" would not. Gets tricky when the player has to do it without hesitation. Choi Min-Soo for the entire crew. But especially for the Grasshopper.
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Kim Jong Kook may not be the smartest cast member, but he's definitely better than most of them. Ji Hyo is actually not one of the original cast member. Her appearances in episode 2 to 5 is considered to be guest appearance.
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She joined them full time in episode 6, yet doesn't make her official debut until episode 7. Song Joong Ki, who dropped out from the show at the end of episode 41 due to schedule issues, is one of the original ones. Before episode 48, all the missions are done in one single landmark.
Lampshaded himself in a recent episode, where he teaches another guest how to properly betray other people.
Gwangsoo mentions that it's even fine to hit or kick Jong-Kook, as long as he makes sure to apologise later. Usually happens right when someone is about to betray someone else.