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Running Man 

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A variety show in which cast members will go to a South Korean landmark and play games there. There are several games to be played within the landmark and at least one of them has to do ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jae-Suk Yoo ...  Himself 443 episodes, 2010-2019
Jong-Kook Kim ...  Himself 443 episodes, 2010-2019
Dong-hoon Ha Dong-hoon Ha ...  Himself 443 episodes, 2010-2019
Kwang-soo Lee ...  Himself 443 episodes, 2010-2019
Ji-Hyo Song ...  Herself / ... 437 episodes, 2010-2019
Suk-Jin Ji Suk-Jin Ji ...  Himself 429 episodes, 2010-2018
Gary Kang Gary Kang ...  Himself 323 episodes, 2010-2017
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A variety show in which cast members will go to a South Korean landmark and play games there. There are several games to be played within the landmark and at least one of them has to do with the specific landmark and with running, hence the title Running Man. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Don't Walk, Run!


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

11 July 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Reon ning maen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Joong-Ki Song was originally the eighth cast member of the variety show. However, due to scheduling conflicts, he was forced to drop out after the 41st episode of the show in 2011. See more »

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References 300 (2006) See more »

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Step By Step
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Performed by New Kids on the Block
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The Rush of Adrenaline on Action Variety Show
3 March 2014 | by aria-ariana2012See all my reviews

No need to hide the fact that a lot variety shows have evolved since Infinity Challenge (Muhan Dojeon). And to be honest I do think Running Man was inspired by it. The chasing game, action-blockbuster style was first done on Infinity Challenge but of course, Running Man bring their own creativity to the table.

The show started out with 7 Running Men but added Song Ji-hyo as the 8th but then Song Joong-ki left and so it's still 7 members till this date.

This show is certainly a must watch. It dwells in humorous psychological battle and then comes the physical war and in between you've got romance/bromance and family.

The show also offers themed-episode to match the current trending movie or drama. They've also pay tribute to all-time favorite movies which makes me find myself reminisce.

The solid performance from the Nation's MC, Yoo Jae-suk has brought the show to a new level in variety world. Kim Jong Kook is certainly a tough guy on the outside but vulnerable on the inside. Haha with vast variety experiences has no problem standing proud with his wits. Ji Suk Jin first attempt at outdoor variety show does have it flaws but he's done great given his age. Newcomers Lee Kwang-soo, Kang Gary and Song Ji-hyo are not afraid to go all out and give their everything to entertain the viewers.

I know that Running Man started out with determination making their own flavor and style but recently I find most episodes a bit repetitive and lost it poise. Members' characters has become stagnant. Since everyone is now doing more jobs (thanks to Running Man popularity), it feels like they don't try to make improvement in this show. I know it's not easy to make people laugh but I wish something more and new on other departments; action, romance.

I give a 9 because there's still room for improvement. I hope Running Man will survive just like IC and continue to save me from my weekly distress.


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