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since you all are getting excited for jin young, lemme get excited for eun soo. their car conversation last time was kind of cute and always sweet to see kjk being soft and gentlemanly with a woman. i think it is nice to have lovelines once in a while as long as it is fun and not forced.

 

so i was watching family outing yesterday and i got reminded again of the similar vibes between kookri (kjk and hyori) and kookmin. fans who have seen kjk only on RM have missed out on big parts of his variety career. On RM, because it had a game format that demanded strong characterization, kjk had to build this invincible, superman kind of character and being among the eldest and one of the leaders didn't leave much space for fooling around. but on Family Outing, kjk was more easygoing, naughty and cute. kjk was much more shy with women those days, so it was harder to draw him out but i can see some of what he does with jsm on rm with hyori. hyori used to say cheesy flirty lines to kjk and would create outlandish role-playing scenarios just like jsm. there was one where she wanted him to pretend like they were on a honeymoon, made him wear flowers behind his ear and piggyback her. kjk would grumble and mumble but the shy guy would have no answers for hyori's aggressive flirting and he would oblige at the end. once he was in the act, it truly looked like he enjoyed them. in a way, she made him do things he enjoyed but wouldn't admit he did. she was funny,  sometimes clumsy and always quick-witted. kjk loved sparring with her.  they used to be the cat and mouse of the show just like kookmin. he would act mean to her and she would bully him,  but she also made him do silly things which he enjoyed but wouldn't admit to. kjk blowing out those candles with water dripping between his teeth on RM was a special act he first did on family outing. it made hyori laugh a lot because otherwise he had a macho image on the show.

 

it may look like kjk-hjy equation, but it was very different. kookri was funnier because kjk could treat hyori casually and tease her while with hjy, kjk is much more formal. i can never imagine kjk pulling hjy's hair which he used to do with hyori. there used to be a strange vibe they shared which i also sense with kookmin, you know where there is a strong attraction but neither admits to it. kjk would insist hyori wasn't his type since she was too wild and the sweet/calm ye jin was his type, but when the three of them would go out together, kookri used to hang out more and have more fun. there is this old woman they meet in an episode and when  asked who kjk looks more compatible with - hyori or ye jin, she picks hyori and says kjk should be with someone who is his opposite and that a wild woman would suit him more. i agree with that old woman even now.

 

i don't know if they ever dated but their common friends used to tease them a lot. the name yjs uses for kjk 'kookjong' was coined by hyori - she used to say he was her pet. lol 

 

kookmin also share those vibes. kjk used to have the same frenemy equation with jsm. she again loves doing role-playing scenarios with him and her flirty/wild side is a nice contrast to the more straight-talking kjk. the similarity between kookmin and kookri occurred to me last january but in both cases i have felt that the girl kjk says annoys him may be someone he is secretly attracted to. so some of the early kookmin interactions (apart from the early phase where kjk found jsm weird and perhaps immature) could have been less of a 'hate her so is mean to her' than an 'attracted to her though he thinks she is not his type'. there are of course differences. kjk, those days, used to be much more shy with women while kjk now is more of a smooth talker who knows what to say to flutter someone's heart. kjk also used to like women who controlled him those days but nowadays, as he said on 'five cranky brothers', his preference is for women who are more easygoing and lets him be. jsm fits the bill - she is easygoing and doesn't try to control the people around her.

 

anyway, that is why i am on this ship - jsm does bring back that old kjk, the singer, the romantic, the prankster.

 

another similarity between hyori and jsm is the relationship they share with yjs. yjs and hyori used to be called national siblings on family outing. they used to get along like wild fire. she would bully him, say the cheekiest things to him, take care of him like a younger sister would and everybody could see he adored her. when jsm joined RM as permanent member, i found the same vibe. it totally took me by surprise because jsm was so young and new but it looked like something just clicked with yjs. i used to get hyori-yjs vibes from yoomin which made me wonder 'isn't kjk also reminded of hyori and yjs?' this was at a time when kjk used to keep his distance from jsm and i used to feel 'pretty sure kjk also wants to know this girl better because very few women can charm yjs like hyori could'. of course, it was only later that i kind of started seeing a bit of kookri in kookmin. 

 

jsm and hyori are very different as people but the equation they share with both kjk and yjs seem a bit similar.


 

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Edit: better quality...      

Once again  . . . sub spoilers.   I won't be able to do this every weekend, but I just had to share (so enjoy the Kookmin moments).  Besides,  these sub spoilers are never as good as watching the epis

That awkward moment when you got caught staring at your "crush" and now you have to pretend like you're looking at someone else.   

coming to this episode, one of the cutest kookmin moments for me last episode was the way kjk bumped into jsm after the shimmy dance.  it was what i would call 'i enjoyed watching that but not in front of everybody, girl' 

 

Just to add to @Laijana's excellent post, kjk has been wearing bright clothes on rm for the longest time now. it started in spring, continued through summer and hasn't disappeared even in fall. isn't it funny that almost everybody has noticed the changes in kjk, but the rm members stop short of naming them? every time kjk enters in a bright shirt, jsj says "you are changing/you have changed", but nobody takes it up further. last time, kjk gave the explanation that he should wear bright clothes in summer, but why does he keep wearing them in fall when black used to be his fall/winter fashion for the longest time? Random Rm fans are speculating kjk might have someone, but nobody on the show even raises that possibility to tease him. poor jsj gets suspected of an extramarital affair and kjk gets a free pass though his private life looks the most interesting right now.

also, if you notice the way kjk dresses on his other shows these days to how he dresses on RM, there is a lot of difference. on MUD and Five Cranky Brothers, he wears more of white/mint green/ pale yellow compared to earlier, but they are not very different from what he used to wear before. But it is on RM that he keeps coming out in the brightest of colours. What does RM have now that it didn't have in the past or any of his other shows?

 

it was also funny how ysc said in the opening that so min is looking for a male guest and right after kjk enters, he says "is jong kook the male guest?". kjk kept looking at jsm's shirt when greeting her and she was also fingering his sweater like she always does these days. also when the members were teasing so min saying she was in couple clothes with ysc, jsm merely said it may be a trend and kjk then butted in saying he liked the shirt because it looked like LA lakers. jsm then did a private shimmy for kjk and yjs had to insert himself into the conversation and take it back to the loveline.

 

i also noticed that when haha said jsm-ysc may become a couple today (which may be a polite way of saying 'so we can partner with female guests'), jsm looked a bit awkward and then lks comforted her saying "it is just a game, you are going to be game partners" and kjk stepped forward to tell her "we are not expecting anything". i felt they knew she was reluctant to play more of the loveline and were telling her it is just a matter of a game. perhaps what kjk did there was also to tell her 'we don't have any right to expect to be partnered only with female guests. you are also as worthy as them'.

 

when jsm's turn came, perhaps that was one reason kjk kept on telling the other members it had to be jsm. it was his way of saying 'i can't go but you have to go and make her feel better' and four of them including haha chose her door perhaps they also felt the same. jsm does get upset when the members ignore the female members during female guest episodes. also when jsm went to ysc ignoring haha, yjs turned to kjk like 'you have to do something' and it was kjk who stepped in and pointed out haha looked cute with the bunny outfit and then jsm danced with him.

 

i also agree with @Laijana about kjk and chanmin. the reason kjk doesn't look jealous with chanmin is because 1)he trusts ysc 2)he rolls with it because he knows it is for the show's good. it is more of a well-prepared and orchestrated thing where everyone has to pitch in to make it work and if it helps kookmin interact a bit more freer than they used to be, it seems a good bargain at the moment. 

 

kookmin's conversation with haha in the middle was really interesting. it looks like they were talking about something else before haha joins, but when haha says something about the game, so min quickly chimes in with the appropriate response and then i think they went back to talking about whatever they were discussing. i just love how quickly they switch back and forth between their private conversation and the official conversation for the shoot. lol 

 

@Rida Live  I think they have become so used to having a person in between them that these days they pretend like that person doesn't exist and talk to each other. It happens with haha most of the time, but in this episode, though the female guest was there, kjk kept tapping jsm's shoulder and addressing remarks to her and she too kept looking back and talking to him.

 

2 hours ago, Losdol said:

Excited and nervous both!!! :lol: Wonder when the ep3 drops..

wonder if it would be a rehash of 'i tried to force it but now i am waiting for my fate to find me' or how he realised it should be natural and he shouldn't hurry.  kjk's shows always promise in their previews that they have something new to say about his love life and kjk insists every year that he is trying his bestest to find the one, but  nothing materialises. still, looking forward to tomorrow. hopefully it would give us some hints on his state of mind. does he think he is ready for marriage?

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1 hour ago, kookminclan RunningMan said:

poor jsj gets suspected of an extramarital affair and kjk gets a free pass though his private life looks the most interesting right now.

I'm sorry but jsj having an extramarital affair is the funniest joke on RM this year:lol:. It beats forbidden couple and kjk having a daughter and wife in US. But really tho, it's really weird how KJK's private life is kept under wraps while everyone else's own is exposed and even tainted on the show as a joke. I thought I was just being extra and delusional because I am a shipper but even neutral fans of RM have noticed the changes in him. 

Also excited for kjk and eun soo. As long as lovelines are kept simple, sweet and funny, I don't really have a problem with them. It's the forcing it down our throats approach that turns me off them. He really was sweet to her the last time she was on the show. And since he's extra adorable these days I'm looking foward to it. We might also have kookmin moments who knows, I mean we get them when we least expect it. I wasn't expecting any this last episode but they were all cutesy throughout the episode.

 

Also looking foward the 5 cranky brothers episode tomorrow. If kjk says he's waiting for fate to find him again, I'm done with him:joy:. Fate has tried, it brought her to him on a silver platter, when he still didn't get the hint, it made her approach him first, what more does it have to do lol.

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I'm excited for jin sung got7 ep bcause Somin is his fan. Its been a while to see a male guest. Somin back ear will bleed again:P. We will see if we get some 'clue' in this ep.

 

But at this point, what puzzled me the most abt kookmin is why RM members just ignore the 'suspicious' closeness of JK and Somin. They are more focus abt chanmin now, i dont know is it bcause of couple award or they want to hide something we dont know. 

 

Whatever JK will say in 5 cranky brothers abt lifetime partner, i will not blieve it 100% if he said he still searching. He can lied abt that, if he said he has found someone, there will be a chaous in korea. Dispatch will follow him for sure. Like he said, he want a secret rlationship, we dont know who she is until he gets married:sweatingbullets:

 

 

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4 hours ago, Rida Live said:

I'm sorry but jsj having an extramarital affair is the funniest joke on RM this year:lol:. It beats forbidden couple and kjk having a daughter and wife in US. But really tho, it's really weird how KJK's private life is kept under wraps while everyone else's own is exposed and even tainted on the show as a joke. I thought I was just being extra and delusional because I am a shipper but even neutral fans of RM have noticed the changes in him. 

Also excited for kjk and eun soo. As long as lovelines are kept simple, sweet and funny, I don't really have a problem with them. It's the forcing it down our throats approach that turns me off them. He really was sweet to her the last time she was on the show. And since he's extra adorable these days I'm looking foward to it. We might also have kookmin moments who knows, I mean we get them when we least expect it. I wasn't expecting any this last episode but they were all cutesy throughout the episode.

 

Also looking foward the 5 cranky brothers episode tomorrow. If kjk says he's waiting for fate to find him again, I'm done with him:joy:. Fate has tried, it brought her to him on a silver platter, when he still didn't get the hint, it made her approach him first, what more does it have to do lol.

 

Yep...fate has already put her on his path....she even asked him out for coffee....she is cute and funny with him...she is pretty and she has a romantic soul.... what more do you want KJK????....I really hope they can try to be real...

But on the other hand sometimes I see him being even more friendly and close with JiHyo...I know they have been friends for almost 10 years but KJK is just so nice with ladies...and we can't forget the possibility of him having a gf in USA...

SoMin is a mistery too...she is playful and easy-going with everyone...but for a boyfriend she is too private person...after her past public relationship she is so secretive now....

I think she has a crush on KJK...but he is not her only option...she is meeting new people and she is still young....she has a lot of friends...and KJK can be a bit difficult for her to handle not only as a couple but as a fellow celebrity...KJK is a popular and well known artist in Korea with a lot of popular Friends and connections and that can be so much pressure for a free soul like  her....that is why sometimes I would prefer someone more relaxed or not that popular for her but that love her soooooooo much!!!!....

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@kookminclan RunningManfeeling curious to know whether Jongkook continues his loveline with Eunsoo or not. If he does, how SoMin will react to it. When Jongkook made an acrostic poem for a guest in ep 474 i felt like SoMin was uncomfortable with it. She was smiling but her smile looked awkward to me. Idk maybe just my feeling. I too find it strange that when other members have said a couple times that Jongkook has changed but they never question his changes. They never ask him why with the changes. They don't seem curious to know. 

When they teased him for wearing bright colour, all her said was it's nice. He didn't come up with any excuse (maybe because he couldn't) unlike months ago he said he wears bright colours during summer. Maybe it's just me but i think they chose their outfits to impress each other lol. Jongkook clearly said he liked SoMin's outfit. And Somin seemed to like seeing him wearing bright colours too. 

 

 

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20 hours ago, MandelBrot said:
I dont known if its good or bad...:D

 

" Kim Jong-kook also made a surprising confession, pointing to the topic of "Meet a mate for life," saying he tried to meet a lifelong mate earlier this year, raising questions about his love history vertically. "

 

suprisingly, where they started to be close to each other, where kjk revealed somin secret and kjk started to feel sorry for revealing her secret is in ep433 which in january, early this year...and somin ask kjk for coffee is around march this year too.. so..its kind coincidence here... sorry if its only delulu..:rolleyes:

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6 hours ago, Indievvx said:

But from whatever I have read , KJK and Lee Hyori weren't close at all like JSM and KJK. Correct me if I am wrong. 

https://omonatheydidnt.livejournal.com/2620005.html

Is it true ?

 

these are pure speculations. kjk has dated around 8 women and there are strong speculations about a few of them, but there is not much information on the rest. all the same, it is hard to predict who kjk dated because he is so good at hiding it. you also can't go by what he says in public about his past relationships. when haha asked kjk if he was dating hjy last year, he said he should be crazy if he is dating her when he acts like her aegyo annoys him on the show (which he used to do with hyori) and haha then quipped "but you have done that on xman'. kjk just went speechless and looked like he wanted to kill haha and haha kept on laughing. i don't think haha was just talking about yeh there. wonder who that was!

 

there is a reason hyori came to my mind last january. kjk suddenly thought of his married ex, the love of his life, on RM when he was in jeju with jsm, yjs and haha. yjs then reacted quite strongly to kjk's memories saying 'good for her', so i get the feeling he knows the 'one'. coincidentally, hyori lives in jeju with her husband. on the next rm episode, when kjk says he has invited shorry, jsj pretends to mishear and asks "hyori? i thought she was coming" and the rm members react funnily. i felt that was kind of coincidental coming so soon after that episode. hyori guested on RM's first episode but nobody speaks about her on the show. kjk, jsj and others bump into her during a RM mission in 2014 when she is leaving for jeju to join her husband and kjk doesn't say anything to her. that was weird considering he knew her best among the group there.

 

during and after family outing, kjk always maintained that he was awkward with hyori. on FO they were called the awkward couple and kjk wanted to keep that impression outside the show as well. compared to park ye jin from FO whom kjk maintained a public friendship with outside the show, he never talked about being close with hyori. there was a time he went to watch a movie with her and lee chun hee, another castmate, but after that there were no public outings as far as I can remember. she also attended his music concert but their off-show interactions ended mid 2011. he has never spoken about her like he did about YEH with whom his friendship remained steady over the years though their association as colleagues had ended long back. what was weird with kjk-hyori was that kjk would say he didn't even know hyori's number while he was quite open about having ye jin's number. ho dong once teased him saying perhaps he had memorized hyori's number so he wouldn't need to have it on his phone. when fortune forecasters or their friends would tease them, he would say they were complete opposites, so it would never work or that hyori would nag him to death if they got together. 

 

perhaps he couldn't just stay friends with hyori like with ye jin. since both were huge stars and she had a number of other   male stars associated with her, he might not have wanted to be linked up with her in public. there were also rumours, i don't know how true, that she had dated HKM in the past, kjk's close friend and therefore he wouldn't date her since that would break his bro code. After FO, Hyroi joined RM in the first episode and then dropped out for some reason.

 

if they didn't date, there was still some level of attraction. perhaps kjk didn't pursue it beyond a point because he thought she was too wild and controlling. in public, he used to say he was more into a woman who would be a good wife and mother and take care of his family. all the same, i wonder if he regretted it. nobody at that time expected hyori to settle down in the first place and that too with a man who wasn't as physically charming as many of her exes even giving up on her career when it was at its peak to enjoy a quiet and beautiful life with him.

 

whoever that be, kjk's regret about letting that person go seems genuine. perhaps he always went for the safe choice if his type was the woman he didn't have to change too much for. however, the heart has its own reasons and even if you find someone who is conventional wife material, there is no guarantee she will make your heart flutter to the extent you want to get married to them. it also sometimes happens that someone wild on the outside may turn out to be a gentle partner in a relationship. 

 

it is for all these reasons that when kjk started talking about the girlfriend he loved the most to so min on the jeju trip, it took me by surprise as his fan. kjk never liked talking about his past relationships, but from last year, he has been more open about them. kjk has talked about it a lot on MUD, but all those conversations started with that jeju conversation. i felt  it was significant that it was jsm he opened up to about it first. i thought either she was closer to him than the show was telling us or he thought she would get him in a way the others couldn't.

 

the jeju conversation is also important because for the first time in public, kjk talks about the love of his life and later this year, he said the reason none of his relationships worked after her was because nobody could get him as excited about marriage as her. kjk never used to address why he couldn't get married in such detail before. it was always 'i would make the girl wait too long' or 'girls would get tired of my gym' but never the actual reason. perhaps he had some sort of mental block talking about her before. remember when jsm quizzes him about his past GFs in their role play, he says he loved his recent GF the most? looks like he was not being completely honest there since from whatever he has said of the GF he loved the most since then, she seems to be from a much older relationship. considering all that, i feel he did get out of a mental block there when he spoke to jsm about his ex honestly.

 

jsm is also the kind who likes talking about her past relationships. in an unaired section from an episode last year, it was reported that jsm teared up when a song played that reminded her of her ex. there was a MUD episode this year when kap jin played a song and kjk started talking quite emotionally about his ex. it might seem weird to other rm members, but it could be that kookmin connect over such things. in the anyang episode, kjk kept reminiscing and jsm kept quizzing him about his memories with his exes there. there were moments when the other members looked uncomfortable when jsm asked something personal, but kjk kept answering her. kjk has said he would tell his GFs everything about his past and he doesn't want to hold things back from jsm for some reason. in a recent episode, when jsm was talking about breaking ramen because of her ex, she was addressing someone sitting on the front and from the angle, it can only be kjk. so perhaps they both do that now.

 

i think kjk has changed a lot from how he used to be. He used to be a really loyal son who wanted to make his parents happy and find them the perfect daughter-in-law. however, last year end, when someone at a fanmeet suggested kjk should marry hjy since his mom really likes her. kjk's answer was that it didn't matter whom his mom liked since she won't live for ever and it is finally his choice - it is he who has to live with that girl for the rest of his life. 

 

the biggest difference i see with kookmin compared to some of his other ships is no one has to force kjk to do these things with jsm. i find him the most active with jsm than he has ever been with a female celeb/colleague. all those cheeky sns interactions, posting her pics on his sns and sharing chocolate cookies with her, skipping valuable gym time to watch her ig live, doing a couple dance with her when nobody really forced him to and when there were other options, going off with her to have waffle which was not even a mission to begin with, all those meet-ups - cold noodles, coffee, movie premieres where they sit together side by side or are spotted all alone without other members. again, when it comes to her parents and brother, he courts their approval when he need not like praising jsm's mother's beauty, saying he was happy to leave a good impression on her mom for the present or overthinking why jsm's brother might prefer KS over him.

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Did you know that JSM's friend sings beautiful? It also goes to the gym, and it's really nice... will that be the boy who must confess? I really like it for JSM to get along, go out to eat and drink, they like to go to concerts, to the cinema etc etc, I think it may be the ideal. But this will be the friend who doesn't mind KJK to take care of JSM if he drinks a lot...:sweatingbullets:

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The Chanmin forced loveline is ruining my Chanmin besties vibe :( I actually adore the natural interactions between Sechan and Somin and this fake loveline is so artificial, especially on Somin's part as she has taken the active role in building this loveline. Before Kookmin grew from strength to strength I had previously thought it's not bad if Somin does end up with Sechan - he treats her very well (I still cherish that Chanmin moment on RM where they were playing foot volleyball and when Somin messed up, Sechan stroked the back of Somin's head to let her know it's ok - very oppa like, though they're close in age!), and I had liked their easy camaraderie with each other. So, I don't think they have a sibling relationship and there is always that possibility if things change. However, as they are now, any show of overt attraction looks so fake to me, and that's not how I like my Chanmin interactions. And usually it is Somin actively carrying out the pd/show's mandate by making overtures to Sechan, whereas Sechan would in turn reject it while laughing it off. Just seems to be a very unrewarding role for Somin in general - and at times, her pride does assert itself, at such times she will say she's not that into him. 

 

I would rather have the love frog flirting with the hot single male guests than the one-way Chanmin fake loveline where her overtures constantly get rejected. I think Sechan here is being more true to himself than Somin is allowed to be. 

 

A previous post was worried that consistent flirting from Somin might confuse or hurt Sechan. I think he clearly knows that she's just playing a role. And I think there were stages to the Chanmin dynamics during the forced loveline - early on Sechan did bring up that the loveline made things awkward between them. I think since then, Sechan has responded by either laughing her overtures off or responding after being told by the other members to do so. So I feel like the 2 must have come to some kind of understanding where it does not affect their off-air relationship. 

 

I'm not too excited by Got7 Jinyoung - too young to be a real potential loveline for Somin! She and Jihyo can only fangirl, I can't imagine that he will flirt with either of them convincingly. I think other than her birthday special, the best chemistry for guest lovelines was with Sung Hoon for his first time guest appearance. Interestingly, I find that once someone appears on RM more than once, Somin doesn't pursue the loveline again - like Sang Yeob who got RM familyzoned, and Sung Hoon who she had such amazing chemistry with in his first appearance, they barely had any meaningful interaction in his second appearance. Oh and Hwang Chiyeol also. Which makes me VERY curious if she would stop fangirling over Gong Myung if he comes again hehe. Although she has picked him thereafter whenever asked to choose by the RM members or YJS (on the other show - relay? can't recall, it's the one with Jo Seho and Dindin - YJS thought of Somin when he saw Gong Myung on the tv screen and jokingly took a pic of Jo Seho in front of the tv and sent it to Somin), but what about when he appears in person again next time?

 

I am also curious to see whether the others would tease a loveline between Jongkook and Eunsoo. 

 

I am looking forward to her new special drama - and to see what chemistry she can generate with the male lead Song Jaerim. She had amazing chemistry with Park Sunghoon in her KBS special drama. But I would prefer to see her with officially single male leads, because that's when viewers get excited by the romantic chemistry and then shipping gets exciting with the possibility that maybe there's off-screen chemistry too (anyway, that's what happened with Ha Seokjin in 1%!). 

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44 minutes ago, minahnoona said:

I would rather have the love frog flirting with the hot single male guests than the one-way Chanmin fake loveline where her overtures constantly get rejected. I think Sechan here is being more true to himself than Somin is allowed to be. 

 

Same, the loveline is bordering on unnatural to repetitive by now. One thing that also annoys me about the Chanmin loveline is ysc's lack of participation. It was obviously set up for him to develp his character and to gain him awareness because I don't really see how jsm needs it. She already has a strong character on the show (love frog, love enthusiast, crazy poet, the clumsy one etc), she has won two awards, she's a variety star at this point and can stand on her own so the loveline holds no benefit to her. Instead it just gives antis an excuse to say she keeps forcing lovelines on the show. Now I'm not blaming ysc, it's not his fault and he can't help but feel uncomfortable. It was the same with kjk-sjh, they also knew it was for the show but they couldn't help their reactions and expressions. Ysc only laughs when it's brought up, the members reply for him or tell him what to say like....... 

The reason they put jsm up to this is because they know she wouldn't protest, she never does, she just works hard at it. Which is what she does. Yjs chimes her in and she starts the loveline. Like you said, when she feels her pride getting pricked because truly she's just doing her job, she denies liking him which was obvious in the first place. This last episode wasn't as bad as 475, it was mostly funny to me. I think they have come to an agreement, jsm flirts, ysc just laughs and looks shy

And if they just highlighted Chanmin interactions more (the bestfriend cuteness they display), it would really have been better than the loveline. All lovelines do is make things awkward. Back then, they could lean on each other and hold hands and be all cutesy, sometimes together with lks forming the maknae line. Now I can't even imagine them doing that, as it will be blown out of proportions because of the loveline. Same reason why although I'm suspicious about why kookmin isn't talked about on the show, I'm also happy they don't. I like kookmin as they are, I don't want lovelines that are just for the show's benefit to tamper with their relationship.

Hopefully Chanmin works out for the show and they can get a nomination for best couple award at least.

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Natural Chemistry of Kim Jong Kook and Jeon Somin

 

It is the most underrated chemistry of two budding variety characters I came to see. I found myself correlating their journey together since they first met with my favourite book, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. 

 

Jeon Somin as complex, witty, and endearing yet judgemental Elizabeth Bennet 

Kim Jongkook as aloof, proud yet hidden romantic Fitzwilliam Darcy

 

I actually fell in love with kook min chemistry after long Kwangmin and Kim Jisuk's Top Star Yoo Baek's chemistry drought. I often ignore kook min moments many many times. I often have clips of recommendation related to running man about kook min. I ignore kook min moments and videos. Why? Here is a thing, I started to become a fan of Jeon Somin since she became a member of running man. I watched earlier version of running man. I like the concept, chemistry, jokes, and etc. I was never fan of Monday couple and spartace at all. I thought jihyo is beautiful woman with good sense of humour in her own timing. Kwangsoo and Jaesuk were the best and funniest duos throughout. Jong kook often come to as handsomest member with cool image. His tough image with cuteness is interesting to watch. It was all fun and game with lots of slapsticks and laughter. Then Somin came along, she just storm in, and brought a lot of energy. Everyone was surprised... except Kim Jong Kook. He was still sulking around. It wasn't because of her, it was controversy that hurt both Jihyo and him. I do believe that the two were planning to leave after Somin and Sechan found their place in this old variety show. That is the reason I didn't come to like Jong kook. He gets too rough or ignorant on somin like he is not interested. I realised for some reason, he felt like he is going leave soon once things are settled. 

 

Fast forward... where the story of Pride and Prejudice began... 

 

Jong kook was sick on that day. Healthiest man became sick with cold and cough. He was impressed with somin's handmade christmas card for her parents. He called it so cute like he really mean it. It is something we learned later that Jong kook loves letters, cards, and anything written from the heart. When it comes to his turn showing his favourite christmas memories with his mom with a baby in a egg. Somin gave him poor grade. It got worse when she gave jaesuk a slightly better grade. His pride were touched and bruised. He called her Enemy. 

 

Two weeks later....

 

Somin tried to check on Jong Kook if he is still sulking. I think he got more sulky for variety sake. It was actually cute. Somin got so endearing bringing more laughter from everyone trying to break the ice. The wind was so chilly that somin hid behind kwangsoo, where sechan gave chilliest revelation; what if somin and jong kook were supposed to be in a mission together. 

 

Prophecy

 

The members met fortune teller, Park Sung Hoon, as he laid all the fortunes and destiny for each members especially giving wackiest read on Kwangsoo. Somin and Kwangsoo turned out to be one sided, leaving Somin to the Man of Fire, Yang Sechan's destiny. Jong Kook continued to be most compatible with Jihyo, reigning another year of Spartace. However, variety shows often shows half truths. Sometimes fortune telling is not always accurate but more like a guide. There is a lot of ifs.... If... if..... But we saw the list of best compatibility that Jong Kook is most compatible with Somin. There are reasons for not going in details.... it is a variety show and they dont show everything to avoid confusion and protect their privacy. Also Spartace is already created as a brand for Running man. And also, Somin and Jong Kook were NOT in a good terms in the moment. He was chuckling, eye rolling, and sulking contrasting Somin's endearing antics to cover her fear and anxiety while they did their mission together. Jong kook had his guard down when he found out that somin was willing to go far to make him happy. He had to save her from hurting herself for him. 

 

Somin always think of Jong kook as a bully or tough or always angry as running man portrayed him to be. She was still afraid to greet him. Remember she challenged herself to put water bomb on him. And was terrified of shaking his hands. She was set on creating him what she thought of him. Jong Kook was mired by controversy and health problem with gout. He hid his sensitivity with pride that could put off as anger and aloofness. 

 

Somin keeps knocking him out with her brazen logic. One, she gave him flower, he thought it was a mission. He misunderstood bruising his ego and pride. He laughed it off. It goes on choosing who is the most handsome. Somin gives another outside of the box logic no one could ever really possibly understand especially Kim Jong Kook: HaHa?! with ten exclamation marks. He admitted that somin do think of him handsome even though she didn't want to choose him to annoy him again. Somin gives brazen logic ever made in history of Jong Kook's bruised ego history: it was because HaHa is married. He almost fainted. It brought roar of laughter making everything sense about JEON SO MIN. Somin is no longer a foolish woman becoming a woman of wits. She still sees Jong kook as a bully. She said she was able to cry in any second thinking of Jong Kook as a bully. It hits him. I saw him getting more respect for somin. He wouldn't show it yet. He's slow... very slow....

 

Turning point... when Jong Kook was cornered by Somin to join her clan. He agreed to do it so. It changed everything.... taking picture of her was only beginning. 

 

They both made opposite decisions, but their feelings for each other match: they care about each other. Until the bond fell apart when Jong Kook found out the sad secret about somin revealed by accident. He dropped his variety self into real self. Trying to find a way to mend the bond. He wouldn't give it up. He felt somin's embarrassment and sadness. But she forgives him readily with kook min cross to end the embarrassment and jong kook's guilt. She had to repair her image on her own. Jong Kook followed her around trying figure how to make her happy. She has friends and other members to comfort her. He could just leave her alone without making it worse. He wouldn't. He really had everyone together with staff to cheer somin up at the end. 

 

It is not the end... 

 

Sechan revealed at somin called jong kook for coffee. 

 

Somin sang CONFESSION Song. 

 

JK and Sopee did intimate couple dance. 

 

And... Jong kook became more cheeky, eating more caloric food, colourful sweater, and teases somin more than we have ever seen. 

 

Somin can go crazy with sexy dance for Jong kook as he understood what she is trying to do. She had to deal with him pushing lovelines with sechan. He himself also got involved with women falling for him. And they still look at each other afar. 

 

They overcame the pride and prejudice to be together working side by side. Drinking coffee together. And it has been three years, and he is still there, but happier and cheekier. He could have a girlfriend from LA or jihyo... but you have to give credit to somin to bring that out from Jong Kook-- romantic stories, cheesy lines, being protective, and all... Only if Jong kook could realise that somin changed him for better. 

 

The sequel continues by commenters of Kookiminclan forum. 

 

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@JialingGO  Pride and prejudice, l like that.  Very creative, inspiring and fun to read.  And now my take using Jane Austen's style:

 

'The relationship continues to simmer in the big cauldron known as k-entertainment.  Only those with exceptional eyes and sense can see the truth and pure love shared by two lovely souls.  Till today, the burning question in our hearts remains unresolved.  Will the relationship boil over by the end of the year, or should we expect an open declaration in the coming year.  Till then, thus is the agony we kookmin clan has to suffer every Sunday.'

 

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I like the premise of her new special drama - sounds like a fun romcom set-up! 

 

Really looking forward to this. Much as I love Somin, I couldn't get into the top star yoobaek character and otp ㅜㅜ. 

 

Since it's TVN we're unlikely to see them promote on RM. But would be nice to see him on RM after the show. Somin always gets on so well with her co-stars. 

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16 hours ago, Rida Live said:

Same, the loveline is bordering on unnatural to repetitive by now. One thing that also annoys me about the Chanmin loveline is ysc's lack of participation.

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Now I'm not blaming ysc, it's not his fault and he can't help but feel uncomfortable. It was the same with kjk-sjh, they also knew it was for the show but they couldn't help their reactions and expressions. Ysc only laughs when it's brought up, the members reply for him or tell him what to say like....... 

 

It's hard for Sechan I guess - he's close to both halves of kookmin, so it's not like he can blithely flirt back with Somin (if he were even inclined to) in front of the Anyang tiger ㅋㅋㅋ another possibility also is that it's as the comedienne noted about Sechan - that he's clear and draws the line with other women, and tells them no. And when Somin joked that he never said no to her, Jongkook then told him to tell her right now he's not interested lol. 

 

16 hours ago, Rida Live said:

And if they just highlighted Chanmin interactions more (the bestfriend cuteness they display), it would really have been better than the loveline. All lovelines do is make things awkward. Back then, they could lean on each other and hold hands and be all cutesy, sometimes together with lks forming the maknae line. Now I can't even imagine them doing that, as it will be blown out of proportions because of the loveline.

 

I really miss their natural skinship and interactions ㅜㅜ

 

Btw regarding Somin's latest Instagram post, she didn't credit the photographer. She has only ever credited the photographer of an Instagram pic of her when it's Jongkook that took the pic lol. 

 

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