shinichix, on 02 May 2012 - 01:22 PM, said:
Ep 11 when he was doing the rock, paper, scissor with KJK, then he lied that he won and want to rewind the tape and failed rofl every1 clearly see that KJK won, also on Ep 13 in the end when his ball came out and he show it up to KJK face and an irony laughing at KJK.... what kind of attitude is this for a 50 years old man? such a fcking ignorant, I haven't mention his personal revenge on KJK yet, I just started watching this show from 1-13, so if any1 of you who watched this you should knows it too, this guy is getting on my nerves in this show, he's not like a young man... he's like over 50 and he's being so selfish like a kid, I'm seriously DO NOT like this selfish guy on a fun show.... please tell me that he will disappear from EP 20+....
1. He turned 46 in February. That makes him younger than Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves, Chris Rock, Robert Downey Jr., and even the guy who plays Charlie Sheen's brother in Two and a Half Men.
2. Korean culture gives elders a lot of leeway over the people younger than them. Your perceived bad treatment of KJK by Suk Jin is no different from KJK bossing around Gary, HaHa and Gwang Soo. Old people playing "the age card" to get their way is common and expected.
3. While their personas are drawn from their real personalities, the fact is that this is Korean VARIETY, which exists on a different level of reality. Their behavior is improvised based on the roles they've carved out for themselves; the members play out their "schtick" for the show, and in Suk Jin's case, at this point in the series, he's portrayed as a somewhat ineffectual elder guy who's a bit jealous that KJK usurped his position as the second most dominant character in the show (the way RM was originally laid out, the intent was that Jae Suk would head up one team while Suk Jin would lead the other).
4. And, most importantly, on shows like RM this is all played for laughs. Outside of their entertainment schtick for the show, the members of Running Man have shown nothing but the utmost respect and even affection for each other. So, eighty episodes later, it might upset your narrow mind to learn that Ji Suk Jin is still around and is actually getting more attention lately as a team with Gwang Soo.
So, to sum up. 1. Elders pushing the younger ones around is part of Korean culture. 2. No-one on the show is taking things seriously and personally. and 3. If you can't deal with it, perhaps it's best that you stop watching Korean entertainment.
Edited by mikejonas, 02 May 2012 - 01:58 PM.