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The Genius 더지니어스

Season 3: Black Garnet  블·랙가넷

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"The Genius" is a Korean reality game where 13 people compete in games that test their logical thinking and social skills. There is a total of 12 rounds (or 12 episodes) in a season. One person will be eliminated in every episode, and the final player left standing will be named the champion of the season. Season 3 begins broadcast on 1st Oct 2014, and will air every Wed evening on tvN at 11pm (KST).
Game currency: The currency is in the form of red garnets. Each garnet is worth 1,000,000 won (approximately US$1,000). In the final episode, the champion's garnets are exchanged for real money. Garnets are transferrable and may be gained within the game. All forms of theft and violence are disallowed.
Game mechanics: Each round of game consists of (1) a Main Match and (2) a Death Match, which will take place in that sequence. All players participate in the Main Match to determine the winner(s) and loser(s). Winner(s) is/are given immunity from the Death Match. If there is only one winner, he/she will get an extra immunity for him/her to give to any other player. If there is more than one loser, the winner(s) will choose the elimination candidate among the losers to play the Death Match. The elimination candidate will then have to choose another player without an immunity to participate in the Death Match with him/her. The Death Match game will then be announced and take place between the two elimination candidates. When the Death Match ends, the loser is eliminated from the game and all his/her garnets will be forfeited. The winner will gain a Black Garnet and return with the rest of the players for the next round. 
Use of Black Garnets: An elimination candidate in possession of three Black Garnets can exchange them for an opportunity to participate in a Black Mission. Successful completion of the Black Mission exempts the player from the Death Match for that round. The player will then choose another player without an immunity to take his/her place as the elimination candidate.

EPISODES (ENG SUBS by Bumdidlyump)
Pre-season:
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Episode 1: Part 1 | Part 2
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Episode 2: Part 1 | Part 2
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Episode 3: Part 1 | Part 2
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Episode 4Part 1 | Part 2
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Episode 5Part 1 | Part 2
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Episode 6Part 1 | Part 2
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Episode 7Part 1 | Part 2
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Episode 8Part 1 | Part 2
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Episode 9Part 1 | Part 2
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Episode 10Part 1 | Part 2BTS: 
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Episode 11Part 1 | Part 2
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Episode 12 (FINAL ROUND): Part 1 | Part 2
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PLAYERS

Kang Yongsuk (Lawyer)

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  • Pay attention to his poker face and skilled plays developed through countless controversies and years of experience!
  • A politician turned TV star! A hot potato with many haters and fans!
  • School district 8, Seoul University, Harvard Law School! A lawyer who took the elite course. The elite of elites!


    Kim Junghoon (Actor)

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  • 146 IQ and ranked 67th in the nation as a student! His hobby is solving maths problems! The most requested player by “The Genius” viewers!
  • A singer turned pretty boy actor! The original umchinah has returned as a genius!
  • Asia’s prince who won a quiz show on Japan’s Fuji TV 2 years in a row!


    Ha Yeonjoo (Actress)

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  • Possesses both intellect and beauty with 156 IQ!
  • The beauty with a thousand faces makes her first variety appearance! A true jack of all trades!
  • A devilish player who captures men’s hearts with her lively personality!


    Jang Dongmin (Comedian)

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  • An unpredictable player who competes with unexpected ad-libs and boldness!
  • The adaptability and sense of a 10 year comedian. Recently risen as a variety show success story!
  • Level 100 wits, level 200 sense! A player with the intuition and strategy to outdo the winner of “The Genius : Rule Breaker”.


    Nam Hweejong (Maths lecturer)

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  • 173 IQ with skills and charismatic looks. The eloquent top online maths lecturer!
  • Returned to redeem himself. Forget “The Genius : Rule Breaker”! His surefire survival tactics will overcome the 1st round!
  • An overwhelming presence that pressures the other players! The most feared player and a strong favorite to win season 3!


    Shin Ahyoung (Sports announcer)

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  • Rewriting the history of umchinddals! The daughter of the Financial Services Commission’s chairman, a Harvard graduate and the sports announcer goddess!
  • English, German, Spanish, etc. Fluent in 4 languages and an endless positivity that draws people in!
  • A charming player that chases after a dramatic finish!


    Lee Jongbum (Webtoon writer)

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  • The writer of the web toon “Dr. Frost” which will be made into a drama on OCN!
  • A logical persuasiveness based on quick game sense! A high level player that moves the hearts of other players!
  • The comforting voice of a radio DJ and his psychological knowledge allow him to read others from a few words!


    Yoo Sujin (Financial planner)

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  • The financial planner of VVIPs that relies on thorough data analysis to map out their futures!
  • "The Genius : Black Garnet“‘s official big sister with a tough and gentle side!
  • The most requested investment lecturer from countless corporations and schools! Leadership that encompasses every player!


    Kwon Juri (Miss Kangwon and Dealer)

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  • Quick hands and accurate calculations. A Kangwon Land dealer who doesn’t lose her cool under any situation!
  • Bold plays and an extraordinary competitive spirit hidden behind slender looks!
  • The master of games that reads the minds of gamblers!


    Kim Kyunghoon (Seoul University graduate student)

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  • Selected out of 3,000 applicants for the open casting call. From Minjok Leadership Academy to Seoul University! The king of specs!
  • A devilish player that plunges players into chaos with his unexpected goofiness!
  • Handsome looks and a sociability without limits.


    Kim Yoohyun (Pro poker player)

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  • Selected out of 3,000 applicants for the open casting call. A pro poker player that enjoys high level psychological battles!
  • Ranked 3rd in Manila’s Texas Hold ‘Em tournament on September 2012! An English lecturer that is as fluent as a native!
  • Aiming for the win with the pride of a pro poker player on the line!
  • A strong favorite that suggests the best strategy with logical thinking!


    Oh Hyunmin (KAIST student)

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  • Cute looks and an extraordinary mind! “The Genius“‘s youngest ever player!
  • Dominates the games with a boldness beyond his years and quick judgement!
  • Looks that surpass those of idols and sparkling eyes. A pretty boy comes to restore KAIST’s honor!
  • Disarms female players with cute looks!


    Choi Yeonseung (Oriental doctor)

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  • Gangnam’s representative oriental clinic director and responsible for the visuals of “The Genius : Black Garnet”!
  • A unique familiarity that lowers the guard of other players and a positivity that shines in dangerous moments!
  • A brilliant mind in the top 0.03% of the 2003 SATs! Selected out of 3,000 applicants for “The Genius : Black Garnet“‘s open casting call!(Source: Bumdidlyump tumblr)

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Wow can't wait!!
I hope the people in this season are good. I didn't like season 2 much. Especially, how people relied on betrayal rather than smarts. It was annoying figuring out simple solutions to games yet watching the players ignorantly playing with no aim.

But I wonder why do they always cast less women. I want more female players!

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I wonder why they cast the guy from 2nd season. Based from the teaser, looks like he made the same mistake again bec of his off-putting personality.
I hope the comedian plays the game real smart since he seems to be the 'star' among the cast.

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Jang Dongmin (Comedian)

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  • An unpredictable player who competes with unexpected ad-libs and boldness!
  • The adaptability and sense of a 10 year comedian. Recently risen as a variety show success story!
  • Level 100 wits, level 200 sense! A player with the intuition and strategy to outdo the winner of “The Genius : Rule Breaker”.


Nam Hweejong (Maths lecturer)

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  • 173 IQ with skills and charismatic looks. The eloquent top online maths lecturer!
  • Returned to redeem himself. Forget “The Genius : Rule Breaker”! His surefire survival tactics will overcome the 1st round!
  • An overwhelming presence that pressures the other players! The most feared player and a strong favorite to win season 3!



So based on the profile of Dongmin, Sangmin might guest in S3? And Hweejong coming back with a vengeance?! Also looking at the profiles, I guess Jang Dongmin, Nam Hweejong, and Kim Yoohyun might be the strongest of this show. Pretty excited and can't wait for October 1!


Source: http://bxrme.tumblr.com/post/98040790228/the-genius-3-players

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I already wrote it before, but i think Genius S3 will be about gameplay and strategy.

S2 was a "popular celebrity" Season but it backfired. Many celebrities already knew each other and so there was an unfair situation from the start. Many celebrities had set-in-stone public images (prime example: Noh Hong Chul) and they had to behave in a certain way because of that image. In S2 we dont have any big celebrities. We have a group of smart people who dont know each other (as far as i know.) That means its a fair start for everyone. They have no set-in-stone image.

Chances are very good that we see a more strategic games-oriented Genius Season 3.

Jang Dongmin (the loudmouth comedian who has no problem insulting people), Hweejong (the arrogant high-IQ success-driven guy) and Kim JungHoon (the lovable former idol who is a nice person but is not afraid to bash heads with others if he needs to), these 3 alone are a great mix of personalities. Nothing too extreme, but a great explosive mixture that promises a lot of fun this Season.

wow, Kim JungHoon still looks the same. Seems like he didnt age. haha. Good makeup ? hehe.

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Additional info about the rules:
- If an elimination candidate pays 3 black garnets they can attempt a black mission to choose someone else to play the death match instead. 
- The death match game will also be revealed after the elimination candidate chooses their opponent. - Players who do anything resembling violence or theft will come in last place. 
(Source: Bumdidlyump twitter)
The last one is obviously addressing the controversy surrounding a certain episode in Season 2.

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The New Rules are very good.

1. you gain 1 black garnet if you survive a death match. 3 black garnets can be used like the "Token of Immortality". I LOVE THIS ! it means if you survive 3 death matches or if you can trade the black garnets of death match survivors you get a BIG REWARD. Finally the people who get pushed into death matches again and again, will get a strong advantage if they manage to survive a couple of times. Now "Bullying" is less effective.

2. the rule against theft/violence is a nice gesture and shows that Genius Season 3 will not make the same mistakes as Season 2.

3. If you win a death match, you only win the black garnet. You dont get the garnets of the loser. THIS IS GREAT because it means you have to earn your garnets in the MAIN MATCH. Yohwan ended up with a lot of garnets in S2 Final because he just defeated the player with most garnets in the last death match and suddenly he had the most garnets. This kind of unfair "power up" is now impossible. You have to earn themslowly  in the main match.Build up your garnet stock in the main matches. That makes earning garnets in the main matches more important. That means people have to take the MAIN MATCH more serious. A very good rule.

4. All players seem to be "Smart" and very interested in figuring out the best gameplay of the Main Matches.

HURRAY ! This will be the best Genius Season EVER !

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Regarding the new rule about the winner of the death match not getting the eliminated player's garnets, wouldn't that make the prize money amount smaller? Or will they balance it out by adding more garnets in the main matches?

Saw the new 10 min introduction of the cast. Everyone seems pretty interesting & definitely looks like a better mixed cast compared to S2. Also, the new set looks really nice!

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I just watched episode 1 through stream aaaand here it comes
Main match is Fruit Shop
lol expected stuff here :<
also major spoilers

Kyunghoon won. Ahyoung is sent to death match. Juri is picked as death match candidate.


Ahyoung won.
imo Juri did a really bad mistake on her part;;;

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For those who had did not catch the live stream of E01 last night, here are some subbed teasers while we wait patiently for the subbed E01:
TG3 Overall rules



E01 Fruit Shop rules


E01 10-min previewhttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/k3DZ4MC0JMUMyB8YR34

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Bumdidlyump has uploaded the 1st episode :)
http://bxrme.tumblr.com/post/98041031323/the-genius-3-subbed

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