2 Days 1 Night (1박 2일), the KBS2 variety show that is part of the Happy Sunday (해피선데이) line up goes into season two. In this new season, MC Mong takes over from MC Kang Ho Dong as the leader of the troupe.
In this program, the six members (Kang Ho Dong, KimC, Lee Soo Geun, Eun Ji Won, MC Mong and Lee Seung Ki) travel all over Korea, taking in the wonderful sights. They are also given challenges and the winners of each challenge will be rewarded accordingly. The members fight hard for the rewards which come in the form of food (the looser needs to survive on a simple meal), comfort for the night or other luxuries.
These travelers make their way to interesting places in Korea. One of the most memorable one was Baekdu Mountain (백두산) located at the border of North Korea and China. I remember the six of them had to spend a couple of days on a ship to get there and you should see their faces when they get a glimpse of the landscape of North Korea for the first time. It was an emotional and heart warming episode. That particular trip took 4 nights and 5 days, rather than 1 night 2 days.
Lee Soo Geun, Kang Ho Dong, Eun Ji Won and Lee Seung Ki
The variety show has become quite popular and some have requested for the show to be given independent treatment – to dislodge it from the Happy Sunday line-up. Although ratings are high for 2 Days 1 Night, the network has decided not to make it independent from Happy Sunday so that the ratings will not be diluted. This is because KBS2 Happy Sunday has strong competitors in the form of MBC’s Sunday Sunday Night and SBS’s Good Sunday.