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  1. mn0096

    SPARTACE COUPLE KimJongkook-SongJiHyo

    HH wearing SJH’s face mask, with KJK featured prominently in the background. Credits as indicated. Thanks.
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    SPARTACE COUPLE KimJongkook-SongJiHyo

    Sorry, guys. Not trying to obsess over this, but apparently KJK did use embarrassing photos for everyone except himself and SJH. While I like JSJ’s photo, when used with KJK’s nickname for him (Setting Sun), it’s funny. As for SJH, the use of her old photo with her birth name makes perfect sense. It’s more sweet than anything else. Apparently, even with everything available to him, KJK still has trouble coming up with nicknames for SJH. Based on SA sounding and acting alike in the latest ep, here are my suggestions for KJK: Ms. Sparta, Madam Commander, and KJK’s Twin (they’re siblings, right?). Credits as indicated. Thanks. Tiny keeps uploading photos with SJH with IMO KJK nearby, just not in the picture. Apparently, he “liked” the lates upload of his three “favorites,” Tiny, HH, and SJH. I wonder who took the picture, since it’s not a selfie. Btw, was this at an after filming get-together, a RPR (new name for Skull and HH) concert given HH’s clothes, or bts for RM? Credits as indicated. Thanks.
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    SPARTACE COUPLE KimJongkook-SongJiHyo

    LOL. So, he used flattering pictures for himself, SJH, and the two hyungs, but “funny” pictures for all the others. He also made up semi-embarrassing names for everyone, except SJH. While she did change her birth name, I can’t believe it was because she didn’t like her name. She loves her family too much to throw away or be embarrassed by something her parents gave her. It was very sweet of him to use something very dear to her. A couple of small things I want to add to your review above: 1) when YJS said that he’s going to use HJY’s name under KJK’s picture, KJK said YJS needed to get HJY’s okay, first. But, he didn’t seem to care, IMO. No over-reacting, whether excessive shyness or angry objection. Just kind of meh; 2) I loved how YJS casually announced that “Kim Kook Jong” won the game, a throwback to FO. No matter how much RM has changed, I’m glad to get little reminders of how close some of the original members still are.
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    SPARTACE COUPLE KimJongkook-SongJiHyo

    So, KJK kept his and SJH’s birth names, but changed everyone else’s? What did he change the other members’ names to? Thanks.
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    SPARTACE COUPLE KimJongkook-SongJiHyo

    More of KJK’s interview. Happy wife, happy life. Credits as indicated. Thanks.
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    SPARTACE COUPLE KimJongkook-SongJiHyo

    The link shared above seems to have been removed. Here’s another link. Hilarious how Mr. Chatterbox was literally caught speechless. LOL Can anyone translate? Thanks. Credits as indicated. Thanks.
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    SPARTACE COUPLE KimJongkook-SongJiHyo

    KG. IIRC, he first introduced himself to us fans on ep 1 as KG “from Jamsil.” The members were playing so happily, I wished he was there. I also imagined him watching from the sidelines with his young family. So, yeah, bittersweet. 7012.
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    SPARTACE COUPLE KimJongkook-SongJiHyo

    Alright, I just finished watching the subbed ep. I don’t have much to add to my earlier post except to say this, since fair is fair: I was a bit hard on LKS in my earlier post. He did approach KJK after the ASMR game and offer him water. Also, some of the members jokingly (?) told LKS to stop. Still, I stand by my objection against continually hitting someone when he’s clearly choking. KJK said the food went down the wrong pipe. RM’s a physical game and unfortunately everyone gets hurt (and I hate that), but choking is on an entirely different level IMO. Agreed. I didn’t really get the full vibe from watching clips, but it’s clear from watching the full ep that the staff gambled on those horrible games, and lost. Big time. They should have done one good game, instead of three lousy ones. The MI team went along with the box game, but they just basically made a laughing stock of the mystery game. Not that they meant to do it. It was so lame to expect people who do stunts, hang off helicopters, and ride motorcycles at 100 MPH for a living to be scared of soggy pasta, human hands, and toy snakes. The third game was even more lame: popping pirate. Really? At least, all three were beyond gracious, and seemed to enjoy themselves. A total letdown (by the staff) for the fans who expected more challenging interactions, but I’m sure it was still quite a win to get the three to come on, even if for only 1 hour. I hope the ratings reflected that win. I’m not trying to dog the ep to death. My apologies to those who liked it. It’s just too bad the staff messed up IMO. I’m glad SA were the only two (not including YJS who was the MC) who were brave enough to ask direct questions of the MI team when given a chance. While clearly star struck, they managed to say something. SJH wondered about the three’s friendship. KJK, ofc, asked about workouts. Even under stress, they managed to stay true to themselves. Btw: it was bittersweet to realize that the field they played in was located in Jamsil. Also, after such a long time, JSJ said “Race Start!”
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    SPARTACE COUPLE KimJongkook-SongJiHyo

    Haven’t seen the full ep yet, but yeah, the music was a bit much. SBS was definitely pushing it there. A bit too suggestive for my taste was also the tone of her voice when KJK first called out to her. She was probably just nervous, but SBS made it inappropriate. Thank God the weirdness came to a screeching halt when her fiancée showed up. I’m choosing to see this as devoted uncle KJK arriving early to the hall with his beloved niece. Despite the weird twist SBS threw in there, he sounded more like a loving and supportive uncle than anything else when he complimented her. Good on the Kims. Bad (very bad) on SBS. As for RM, it’s hard to mess up having the MI team show up, but sure enough our intrepid PDs rose to the occasion! Still haven’t seen the full ep, but I realized that the MI team was definitely briefed on all the members. TC could have picked anyone, but he picked KJK because visually it made more sense for him to go up against the resident alpha (even in a lame game). Ofc, HC and SP made sure to respect both female members. If only the RM staff was just as clued in about this once in a lifetime opportunity, they could have prepared a better segment. Still, I gave up on the RM staff a long time ago. Their unoriginal games. Their horrible editing. Their unfair bias. THEIR LOSS. Like many, I’m just thankful to see some unexpected SA moments.
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    SPARTACE COUPLE KimJongkook-SongJiHyo

    And, presenting KJK’s love ....ly NIECE! Credits as indicated. Thanks.
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    SPARTACE COUPLE KimJongkook-SongJiHyo

    Haven’t seen the ep as usual, but I also went in with very low expectations, especially since (and someone please correct me if I’m wrong) there weren’t preview photos of KJK with the MI team (except for the very tame one I posted in a recent post). C’mon, you’re going to have Ethan Hunt, Superman, and SP (associated at one point with the Dr. Who series) on, and not have at least one go up against Commander Kook/Sparta in a physical challenge? That’s what all the fans want, excitement that only comes when the stupid PDs step out of their gag obsession and appreciate RM’s true past. So, again, very low expectations. Still, I do feel a bit letdown, so I agree with you. There are so many more exciting games that are not physically over-the-top, but a better fit for MI, as @smartace rightly pointed out. Having said that, maybe (just maybe) the games resulted from negotiations between RM and the MI staff. I don’t know how long the three were there, but maybe their time was so short, RM had no choice. Again, trying to be fair, not that I even believe what I just said since Jackie Chan had only a couple of hours IIRC, and Jo PD still managed to give us an iconic episode. SMH, big time. As for SA moments, I’m glad we got more than the usual. Apparently, they pulled the same colored spoons and ended up on the same team. The ASMR eating game was cute and, regardless of their true equation, they were in perfect synch. True couple or not, seeing them sit and work together made me feel like a piece of a very chaotic puzzle dropped into place. Those two just naturally fit, I don’t care what others say. And, don’t get me started on SJH’s impromptu back hug of KJK since I’m such a sucker for tiny moments. I understand she was trying to get onto his team, but she could have done something else. I’m glad she didn’t, so it was still sweet. No way he didn’t know or feel what she was doing. Interesting that he didn’t even react. Used to it by now, KJK? Semi-rant, so I’m putting this under spoiler: More observations later (if any) after watching the ep with subs. Thanks, all.
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    SPARTACE COUPLE KimJongkook-SongJiHyo

    Agreed. Fitness levels may be the same, but KJK’s taller and younger (compared to TC), and more experienced. I’m hoping for a good match up, but I’m also concerned that he’ll pull back because of the star power. Though it seems like TC, HC, and SP are very competitive, promoting an action movie, so they may be more willing to engage to fit the movie’s image. Fingers crossed that the staff doesn’t mess up. Credits as indicated. Thanks.
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    SPARTACE COUPLE KimJongkook-SongJiHyo

    It’s been a while since I actually watched a RM ep. As expected, there weren’t significant SA moments, but I noticed a few things, some of which a few of you already mentioned: 1) During the intro, when SJH insisted that HCY be her partner, KJK said (and I’m paraphrasing) “Once she (SJH) has dibs on you, you can’t say no.” Apparently, it’s difficult to resist SJH. 2) When it was time for YJS to pick a partner, the male members wanted him to pick either SJH or JSM. When YJS stalled, KJK motioned his head toward JSM, and told YJS to go to work. I felt this was an honest moment, giving us an unexpected view into how KJK thinks, basically suck it up and do the job. We may not understand what’s going on with SA sometimes, but we should remember that both have jobs and responsibilities. We don’t live their lives, so let’s be patient. Above all, let’s be respectful. 3) We’ve already discussed this, but I just want to re-emphasize that when everyone played the cute poem game and one of the guests picked KJK as her target, the moment she poked his muscles and everyone cracked up, SJH stood very still. To be fair, I focused largely on SA so didn’t really notice if others reacted with as little enthusiasm as she did. But the moment the guest poked KJK, SJH turned to look at the staff. She sorta froze. More interesting, HCY waved his hand in front of SJH, as if to get her out of whatever state of mind she was in. Was she tired, just in her usual mong state, or was it something else? 4) After one guest picked KJK’s name to use in her poem, Bora and Jisoo did, as well, with everyone ending up poking either his muscles or his chest. While the members downplayed the reason for using KJK, I felt that all 3 guests picked him because of the strong interest in his love life, also the fact that he’s had a few high profile lovelines lately. The lovelines and interest don’t bother me. I’m just struck by the fact that there’s an anticipation about KJK’s status not just among shippers but also in celeb circles. When he announces, he will not do so casually through a TV show. The news will be big enough that we’ll have a press conference, articles, etc. If any of you are concerned about the MUD preview, don’t be. I think it’s click bait. 5) I’m so glad that HCY was an official guest, instead of an incidental one. The first time he showed up was during the 7 vs 300 ep, and his screen time lasted only a few seconds. This time, he had more time, though much less compared to other guests. Regardless, he made a very good impression on SA and SJH fans. He was such a gentleman, but also somewhat of a dork, often following SJH’s lead especially during the final game. While SA did not openly interact, their teams often stood next to each other. I feel this is largely due to the fact that KJK and HCY both work on The Call. They know and like each other. I wouldn’t be surprised if KJK had something to do with HCY being invited. Him being partnered with SJH seemed like him taking care of someone close to and important to KJK. Their partnership was actually very sweet, especially the few times he said “Noona!” I already mentioned him waving his hand in front of SJH. I don’t follow him and definitely don’t know his inner circle, but I don’t think that circle includes SJH, yet he seemed very comfortable with her (and she with him). I know they worked together the whole day and SJH’s always friendly and gracious to all the guests, but I think HCY acted so familiar partly because of his connection with KJK. We may not see much onscreen, but bts we know SA are very close. That closeness would have extended to HCY, especially when filming RM. 6) After HCY partially blocked the spray of his gun so that less water hit SJH, the staff conveniently edited out KJK’s reaction though his team sat next to theirs. I know that’s a very small thing, but that moment stood out to me since so many of SA’s reactions and interactions keep getting edited out. HCY’s action was especially gentlemanly. I really wanted to see KJK’s reaction since he’s the original, ultimate gentleman. Anyways, these are just some of my observations. No matter what happens in the future and what others say, I focus on the little moments. The sweetest ones are often the unseen ones. Edit: Aah, I want to add one more thing - Eun Jung jokingly said that she buttered up to KJK because she didn’t want to get “hit” later. One of the members said that JSM’s the one in danger of getting hit. SJH piped up and said she’s the original one in danger of getting hit. I’m sure no one’s suggesting that KJK’s a violent, abusive person. He just nags a lot. SJH’s so laid back that she often lets things slide. It’s interesting that she inserted her primacy in this weird conversation about basically being on KJK’s good side.
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    SPARTACE COUPLE KimJongkook-SongJiHyo

    Haven’t seen the ep, but I think this is the scene. Look at HCY waving his hand in front of SJH. LOL Credits as indicated. Thanks.
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    SPARTACE COUPLE KimJongkook-SongJiHyo

    Very well said. RM has been such a great ambassador for SK. Hopefully, the SK government will acknowledge the show’s contribution one day. I’m thankful, as well.
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