Conversations With Jami: Kwang Soo, The Gateway Drug

Posted by Stephanie on March 20, 2015


kwang soo 2My friends the McFeeley’s who I introduced to Running Man on my visit to Vermont, I’m happy to say are hooked. Like super hooked. So hooked in fact that now their standing Friday night is pizza and Running Man. How is that for awesome?

Their latest acquisition is a Roku box and I got the question–can we watch Running Man on this? Gladly, I hooked them up with the how to and now they are ready to go.

Jami: so excited for Running Man Friday!!!!

Stephanie: I’m excited that you’re excited! 

Jami: How many seasons have they had?

Stephanie: they don’t do seasons. But they are nearing on 20 episodes

Stephanie: sorry 250

Jami: phew! Fucking 20 had me scared! We’ve already watched 4! Good Christ that would have have been a tease. Here’s this awesome show–you never get to watch it again after next week.

Stephanie: Well…. Kdrama is usually only 20 episodes so it would make sense. but it’s been going on for like 3 years now with the same cast. They lost one member after 45 episodes but you wouldn’t really miss him, he was quiet.

Stephanie: The only sad thing? He is legit Kwang Soo’s best friend and they were super adorable together. Song Joong Ki is about to get out of his military service so Thea is hoping he’ll do another surprise appearance

Jami: woot! As long as I have giraffe and Spartakook I’m happy.

Stephanie: I don’t think Giraffe has missed any episodes even with his drama filmings.
(he’s also a popular actor)

Jami: Yay for Korea for understanding how awesome he is!

Stephanie: No–yay for YOU for understanding how awesome he is!

Jami: How could you not?

Stephanie: I feel like Kwang Soo is the way I’m going to get you to watch It’s Okay That’s Love. He is so good in that! It has him AND the girl from Pasta in it. Win-win

Jami: indeed! Watching KTV is so hard though as we have to treat it like adult tv and only watch it after Ry goes to bed–just too many interruptions when she’s free-ranging it in the house

Stephanie: Completely understand. Upside? At only 20 episodes they are one and done. Maybe you can introduce it at that tv night you do with your friend.

Jami: that’s a good idea!

Stephanie: It’s all part of my eveevil plan to get more people watching. Frankly I’m low on my quota.

Jami: you’re like an Amway salesman. BANANAS!

Stephanie: We have very strict rules to our fandom. Gotta keep that pyramid building.

So, I’m really crossing my fingers that the McFeeley’s love of Running Man and most especially Kwang Soo will carry over to Kdrama. It’s Okay That’s Love is not only a good Kwang Soo drama but it’s exceptional all on it’s own.

Also, I was hoping you could help… Jami is looking for a list of fun Running Man Episodes to watch and unfortunately, since I’ve been focusing on watching it from the beginning, I haven’t watched that many episodes once they start showing on DramaFever. If you could give me a list of episodes they should check out, you’d be doing me a huge favor!


  • Reply Cherry Cordial March 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    My favorites are the acupuncture mat episodes — I don’t know why, but seeing them rolling around in pain just cracks me up (and yes, I know that makes me seem *very* sadistic, but I think I might be fine with that).

    My favorite two of those are:
    Flower Boy Athletic Competition (May 26, 2013; DF #58; Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Hyun Woo)
    Letter From Hong Kong (January 26, 2014; DF #93; Yeo Jin Goo, Mind Do Hee, Im Si Wan)

    Both of those have lots of good Kwang Soo moments in them.

    Ooh! I almost forgot one of my favorite Kwang Soo moments. It had The Mystical Being of Unicorns and I laughing uncontrollably for at least 5 minutes. It was one of the Park Ji Sung episodes where he chooses who can play in the Asian Dream Cup soccer matches. It aired on May 27, 2012 (DF #7) and had IU as a guest. Basically, they all got to play soccer with Park Ji Sung, but they got super powers to offset his skills. Hilariousness ensues.

    • Reply crazyforkdrama March 23, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      You know I have yet to see an acupuncture mat episode? I’ve heard tell of their terribleness.

  • Reply Heather in Ohio March 20, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    My Favorites are the following: episodes 44 & 45 in Vietnam, #46 with Jackie Chan & Choi Si Wan, #49 Gentleman High School, #74 with G Dragon,Dae Sung & Seung RI. Hope they enjoy also. Loved this weeks podcast!!!!

    • Reply crazyforkdrama March 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      YAY! Thanks for listening–I’m so glad you liked it.

      And thanks for the heads up–I’ll let Jami know~

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