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2 Days & 1 Night
2 Days & 1 Night (‹The template Korean is being considered for merging.› Hangul: 1박 2일; also known as 1 Night 2 Days; abbreviated as 1N2D) is a South Korean reality-variety show that airs on KBS2 beginning August 5, 2007. 1 Night 2 Days is one of the two segments (the other segment is The Return of Superman) on Happy Sunday, airing at 4:50pm KST once a week. The episodes are also uploaded with English subtitles weekly on YouTube through KBS’s official channel. The show’s current cast members are Kim Jong-min, Cha Tae-hyun, Kim Joon-ho, Defconn, and Yoon Shi-yoon and Jung Joon-young . The show’s motto is “Real Wild Road Variety.” Its main concept is to recommend various places of interest that viewers can visit in South Korea. Filming for every new trip is usually done 2 weeks prior to broadcast on KBS2.
1 Night 2 Days has gained much popularity and has garnered high viewer ratings. Along with The Return of Superman, the show’s third season helped revive and maintain KBS2 Happy Sunday ratings, beating out competition from other major networks since its first episode.
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|Also known as||1 Night 2 Days (1N2D)|
|Written by||Lee Woo-jung
(Episode 1 – 232)
(Episode 1 – 287)
(Episode 288 – 321)
(Episode 322 – present)
|Directed by||Na Young-seok
(Episode 1 – 232)
(Episode 233 – 287)
(Episode 288 – 321)
(Episode 322 – 447)
(Episode 448 – present)
|Creative director(s)||KBS Art Vision
Digital Arts Center for Visual Arts
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||598 (as of 26 June 2016)(list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Bak Jung-min
|Camera setup||Multicamera setup|
|Running time||Approximately 1 hours 40 minutes (100 minutes)|
|Production company(s)||Koen Media Corporation
Channel M (Southeast Asia)
|Picture format||NTSC (Episode 1 – 140)
HDTV (ATSC, ISDB) (Episode 141 – present)
|Original release||August 5, 2007|
|Preceded by||101% Sunday (일요일은 101%)|
|Related shows||Happy Sunday
다녀오겠습니다 (KBS Joy)
Although there were multiple member line-up changes through each season, 1 Night 2 Days has mostly kept its format. The cast members take various trips throughout South Korea, including many offshore islands. While doing so, members also perform missions at a certain mealtime or point of the day to earn rewards (ex. foods that are famous in the region they visit) and to avoid punishments (ex. going into the water). Guests can be invited not only by the production team but also by the members themselves if they meet the criteria of the episode’s concept (ex. ep 396-399).
KBS Drama, KBS Joy has often aired re-runs of 1 Night 2 Days. U-KBS HERAT, a DMB, a digital radio transmission technology developed by South Korea, channel aired the show daily from Monday to Friday at 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and recorded the show as one of the “fun to watch” re-runs. KBS World, the international broadcasting service provided by KBS, also started airing English-subtitled episodes (usually 2–4 weeks after the original broadcast) of the show starting from Episode 35 titled as 2 Days and 1 Night.
With 1 Night 2 Days being well received, KBS Joy launched a “female version” of 1 Night 2 Days called 다녀오겠습니다. The first season aired between January 12, 2009 and April 29, 2009. The first season’s members were gagwoman Kim Sook, Kim E-Z (former member of Baby V.O.X.), Jeong Jung-ah, Bronwyn Mullen (Afrikaaner ethnicity and member on Global Talk Show), Polina Lipina (Russian ethnicity and member on Global Talk Show), and Kim Ji Hye (member of Korean girl group Cats). Season 2 aired from June 3 to September 16, 2009 with two members from Season 1, Kim Sook and Kim E-Z, and new members, actress and singer Yoo Chae-yeong, movie actress Seo Young, gagwoman Kwon Jin-young, and Kang Ye-bin.
“Bok Bul Bok Game” (복불복), which can be translated to “blessing-curse-blessing” or “luck or not”, is the method used to determine which members will be sleeping outside as well as to decide which members will be getting food. The decision is based on the results of games such as “Kung Kung Ta” (쿵쿵따), a game where a person says a word that does not exist and the next person has to make a new word that doesn’t exist with the ending letter or simple games like juggling soccer balls. The first three members who lose the game are given a punishment, such as drinking salt water or soy sauce or eating other strange foods. For example, “Kkanari Eakjeott” (까나리 액젓), “Myeolchi Eakjeott” (멸치 액젓), “Hwang-seo-geo-jeott” (황석어젓), “Buldak-sauce” (불닭 소스), “Wasabi” (고추냉이), “Vinegar” (식초), and more. If they can pass their punishment, they are able to escape sleeping outside or receive food and prizes automatically, however this rarely happens. Kim C and the rest of the cast once said, “The Bok Bul Bok system is completely unfair and crazy.” (“복불복 시스템은 완전 공정하지 않으며 미친 것이다”) Also, MC Mong once left a quote stating in their trip to Jeju do, “Bok Bul Bok Forever! As long as it’s not me!” (“복불복이여 영원하라, 나만 아니면 돼!”) Bok-bul-bok remains an important significance of the show.
Every summer the show will conduct a Bok-bul-bok marathon. At certain points in the race, Bok-bul-bok games are placed where the runners chooses an item which can either benefit them or make them suffer. These could be fish sauce, hot or cold coffee, water, salt-water or other various items. Two of the members are omitted from the race and rides on a truck to be commentators. Their first marathon winner was Lee Seung-gi. Their second annual marathon winner was Kim C who ran the race in a full-length parka.
Autumn reading competition
Every autumn the show will conduct a reading competition. The cast will have an hour to study before the competition starts. Members who lost the competition was chosen to sleep outdoors.
Indoor, outdoor and “out-outdoor” sleeping
This concept first appeared on their trip to Andong, North Gyeongsang when the cast were split up into YB and OB teams to determine their sleeping locations through a game of Bok-bul-bok. The OB team had won the game through a relay of Jegichagi (제기차기), but the YB team had insisted the production team to give them another chance. The same game was played, but each member represented and played for themselves. With the YB team already sleeping outside, the members who took the challenge competed to sleep indoors. However, if they lose the game, they were to sleep “out-outdoors” (sleeping in a sleeping bag without a tent). Lee Seung-gi, MC Mong and Kim Jong-min attempted the challenge but failed and were chosen to sleep “out-outdoors”. Kang Ho-dong decided to challenge the game to save the YB team, but failed twice and was selected to sleep “out-outdoors” as well. Kim C decided to take the challenge, but also failed and was chosen to sleep “outdoors” (with a tent). Eun Ji-won and Lee Soo-geundid not attempt the challenge and slept “outdoors” and “indoors”, respectively.
A wake-up song is usually selected to be played in the morning to wake the members up and start their morning mission. The trot song, “Please Endure” or “Baemida” (“It’s a Snake”) which is sung by Kim Hye-yeon was 1 Night 2 Days first wake-up song. “Please Endure” is a song about snakes, which drew attention with its repetitive lyrics and melody. Later on, a remix version of the song was aired on February 10, 2008 as the wake-up song. On the February 24, 2008 episode, a song titled “Wake-Up” was used. Since March 23, 2008, the show’s wake-up song is a combination of the members’ songs mixing various voices into the melody. For example, MC Mong’s hit single, “Circus”, could be heard, or the classic favorite “Words I Couldn’t Say” (“하지못한말”) by Lee Seung-gi was mixed with Kang Ho-dong’s “Seung-Gi yah” shout. Also, the voices of the cast and crew are included in all of the wake up song, but mostly Kang Ho-dong. Kim Hye-yeon made an appearance on the show on August 31, 2008 singing “Please Endure” live to wake the cast up, which surprised the cast. In Season 3, the production team made a mission out of choosing the wake-up song, where they had Defconn and Kim Jong-min perform a showcase with their new songs for the other cast members to judge and choose which song is best to wake up too.
A wake-up mission is usually conducted every morning of their trip to determine the three members who will get to eat breakfast. Missions include but are not limited to collecting flags, finding certain objects, hide-and-seek, etc. Members are usually woken up by the snake song, songs of the members, or remixes of songs with the members voices shouting their names. Their wake-up mission for the episode aired November 16, 2009 (the “3rd Severe Winter Camp Training” trip) was canceled due to a blizzard.
Severe summer and winter camp training
During each season, a “severe” summer and winter camp training trip is held where members had to endure critical conditions—such as building their own tents and making their own food (without utensils), driving in an open-top convertible in the winter or driving with all the windows rolled-up and no air conditioner in a van in the summer. The Severe Winter Camp Training has been held 3 times and the Severe Summer Camp Training has been held twice.
The show will have “freestyle” trips where a captain is selected to be in charge and decide on the location of the trip. The captain who is chosen for freestyle trips usually feels burdened as it was their responsibility to make the trip fun and have enough filming footage. The first freestyle trip captain was Eun Ji-won. The trip was filmed after Lee Soo-geun’s wedding. Eun Ji-won decided to have theirs at the Nanji Camping location, situated near the Han River in Seoul. Even though the ride should have taken only 5 minutes to get there, it took them over an hour to reach the Nanji Camping Centre. The second freestyle trip was conducted by MC Mong, who later passed the responsibility to Lee Seung-gi because it was too burdensome. Lee Soo-geun was selected to be the captain for the third freestyle trip when their flight to Jeju do were canceled due to bad weather.
For the episode aired on September 24, 2014 (ep.357-358), the members were divided into 3 teams, each appointed to freely travel and learn about a certain aspect of Gunsan and Jeollabuk-do. They were allowed to spend as much as they like and collect data on their own.
Challenging the production team
On the episode aired on May 31, 2009, the cast challenged the production team, where if the cast wins they get to have dinner and sleep inside while the production team will sleep outdoors. However, after playing three games of Bok-bul-bok, including a game of table tennis, badminton, and soccer, the cast lost and the production team got to eat their dinner. On the episode aired September 27, 2009, the production team were once challenged again by the crew. If the production team loses, all 80 staff members including the casts’ managers and coordinators were to sleep outside. With some luck, the cast defeated the production team in winning two of the three Bok-bul-bok games. The games they played on their second challenge were a 3-point table tennis match, 3-point soccer game, and jumping rope. As aired on the same episode, the production team and cast agreed to have their next challenge during their first snow.
On the episode aired on July 20, 2014, the members rebelled against the production crew for the first time of season 3, escaping from their sight while on the freeway and remained in hiding until the production team agreed to adhere to their demands.
There was also their first viewers’ special trip on February 2009, where the production team started gathering 6 teams for a trip with the cast. Thousands of applications were sent to the team and the final teams were chosen by the casts themselves. The episode became very popular and on December 2009, the production team announced that a second viewers’ special is coming on February 2010 and mentioned that they received around 100,000 applications. In August 2011, they had a third viewer’s special, which had 100 people attending from ages 1–100, adding another senior, who’s age is 102.