Kim Jong-min opens up about marriage rumors
Kim Jong-min opens up about marriage rumors
KBS2's entertainment show '2 Days & 1 Night' held a big match to eat rice cake soup in the historical city of Mungyeong, Gyeongsangbuk-do.

In '2 Days & 1 Night Season 4' (hereinafter referred to as '2 Days & 1 Night'), which aired on the 4th, the final story of 'Winter Four' and the first story of the Mungyeong episode were depicted. The broadcast viewership rating on this day was 8.5%. The highest viewership rating rose to 14.2% in the scene where Moon Se-yoon and Kim Jong-min decide who will win the final rice cake soup in the final clothespin game of fortune-telling.

First, the morning exercise with trot singer Na Tae-ju brought laughter from the beginning. Na Tae-ju, who is the national representative of the Taekwondo Poomsae category and is the first Korean to be ranked No. 1 in the world, appeared as the members' 'instructor' and impressed people by showing off 10 consecutive back-pull defeats. Seeing this, the '2 Days & 1 Night' team also burned up their motivation, and in particular, Yoo Seon-ho, a self-proclaimed 2nd dan Taekwondo official, attempted to do a back-pulling, but received harsh criticism from DinDin as "the worst" for his awkward movements.

In the fist-breaking challenge instead of kicking, the eldest brother, Yeon Jeong-hoon, showed a surprising ability by defeating 8 cards with only one card difference from Na Tae-ju. Lastly, the 'Defeat Na Tae-joo' event was held, and Yeon Jeong-hoon won by holding out until the end of the time limit in a mission where he had to avoid Na Tae-joo with a puff on his chest.

The Mungyeong episode immediately followed. On this day, it was the first recording after '2 Days & 1 Night' won the 2023 'KBS Entertainment Awards' as a team, and the members expressed their pride by asking each other, "We have won the grand prize." DinDin praised Yoo Seon-ho, who won both the Rookie of the Year Award and the Grand Prize, calling him “Lee Kang-in of the entertainment world.” Moon Se-yoon said, "It's even more meaningful to receive the grand prize as a team. I'm sincerely grateful to the viewers," and added, "My eldest brother (Yeon Jeong-hoon) cried like a leader," to which Yeon Jeong-hoon jokingly said, "Menopause has arrived."

The pledge announced last year about ‘Kim Jong-min’s marriage’ was also mentioned again. Moon Se-yoon said, "Let's get married at the end of September. I would like rib soup for dinner," and Kim Jong-min shouted, "If the viewers decide, I will go then." Na In-woo made viewers laugh by greeting them in the tone of Yoo Ji-hyuk from the drama 'Marry My Husband', in which he is starring.

Afterwards, following an introduction to Mungyeong, a city alive with history and culture, the '2 Days & 1 Night' team set out to find tteokguk according to the unique concept of 'if you can't eat tteokguk, it's war' ahead of the Lunar New Year. Members who could not obtain a total of 3 bowls of rice cake soup had to submit a total of 500 bowls.

The first mission was 'On the way to see the civil service examination', in which the six members dressed up in hanbok and transformed into scholars, two people each, started from three houses, found a royal tablet in Hanyang, and had to take the official civil service exam to pass the civil service exam. Comedians Shin Yun-seung, Su-yeon Jo, and Eun-young Park, who are very active on KBS 2TV's 'Gag Concert', appeared as the parents of each house. Yoo Seon-ho and Kim Jong-min had to re-set the table that Shin Yun-seung had tipped over in House No. 1, Moon Se-yoon and Na In-woo had to protect the balloon from being smashed on the back by Jo Soo-yeon, their mother, in House No. 2, and Dindin and Yeon Jeong-hoon were better at solving arithmetic problems posed by Park Eun-young, their mother in House No. 3, than their gifted younger siblings. I was given the task of guessing correctly first.

Although they all failed in the first attempt, after the mission was downgraded, Dindin, Kim Jong-min, and Yoo Seon-ho headed to Hanyang as an advance team. Na In-woo, Yeon Jeong-hoon, and Moon Se-yoon also succeeded in becoming monks with great difficulty, but thieves were waiting on the way to Hanyang. The members, who defeated the thieves by running quickly, took turns preparing for the dictation exam, which is a past exam. Yoo Seon-ho won the Jangwon examination and won Eosahwa and Tteokguk. Yoo Seon-ho's father, Shin Yun-seung, from house number 1, was happy and said, "Oh, you're so great," and Moon Se-yoon, who arrived late and couldn't even take the exam, said to his mother, Jo Soo-yeon, from house number 2, "I will become a clown and be filial."

Before the second mission, the members enjoyed a sumptuous feast consisting of grilled Mungyeong Yakdol pork, Neungi mushroom stew, and Schisandra chinensis tea. The members who visited the Mungyeong Ecological Maze Park then took on the second mission of searching through four mazes to find rice cake soup. When told that there was a hint during lunch, DinDin came up with various inferences. The hint was the restaurant owner's 'Love and Soul' OST ringtone and a ceramic gourd containing Schisandra chinensis tea, and DinDin and Yeon Jeong-hoon headed to 'Ceramic Maze', a keyword that comes to mind when they think of 'Love and Soul'. However, instead of guessing the hint, Na In-woo explored the maze himself and accidentally found the maze and was able to taste the rice cake soup.

The third and final rice cake soup was at Bongmyeong Mountain. When the members saw the high stairs, they complained, "It would be better to send rice than to climb this," but they dramatically succeeded in climbing the stairs, which were close to 90 degrees, and arrived at Bongmyeongjeong Pavilion. Here, the members who faced the mission of ‘picking clothespins for good luck and bad luck’ felt a strange sense of tension. Yeon Jeong-hoon was eliminated first, and the final winner was Moon Se-yoon.

‘2 Days & 1 Night Season 4’ airs every Sunday at 6:15 PM.

Taeyuna, Ten Asia Reporter translated by google