Kang Gary Và Song Ji Hyo 2014

Song Ji Hyo is the lone female thành viên of Running Man và time has proven that she is the perfect choice. Though she may lack the athleticism of the male members, she makes up for it with her intelligence & assertive personality. In fact, she has the most number of solo wins in Running Man and she's one of the most feared members of the cast.

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She's also one half of the extremely popular Monday Couple, the other half being Kang Gary. They're called the Monday Couple because (to the public's knowledge) they have not dated in real life và are only a couple on Mondays.

In fact, tuy vậy Ji Hyo was said khổng lồ have been dating Baek Chang Joo (CEO of C-Jes Entertainment), a relationship that was revealed in February, 2012. Though there are rumors the two have broken up, the couple has still been seen together.


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Before Running Man

Prior khổng lồ Running Man, tuy vậy Ji Hyo had acted in more than 10 films & TV shows. Many consider Frozen Flower to lớn be her biggest movie role to-date. Before that, she played mostly supporting or antagonist roles, the most famous of which is Jumong. She is largely known as a B-, or maybe a C-list actress & she is nowhere near the rank of Ha Ji Won, Kim Tae Hee, Moon Geun Young, or even Shin Min Ah.


She stated in one of her interviews that she doesn’t like playing typical characters, which are helpless & weak, và many of her fans believe that this is the primary reason she hasn't gotten many roles.


However, tuy vậy Ji Hyo also stated that she has not declined any role given to lớn her. With that in mind, we could also assume she's simply not being offered very many roles.

Her Projects Since Running Man

Since joining Running Man, she played a main role in The Fugitive of Joseon as a nurse và the love interest of Lee Dong Wook. The show got mediocre ratings, between eight và nine percent for the most part.

She also got the lead role in a movie, The Jackal Is Coming, as a female assassin opposite Kim Jaejoong. The movie grossed a little over $1M at the box office, not a hit by any measure.

She was famously considered for the lead role in The Woman Who Married Three Times but eventually lost it khổng lồ Lee Ji-Ah.

Most recently, she was in Emergency Man & Woman playing the lead role opposite Choi Jin-hyuk.


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The Jackal Is Coming had a mediocre box office reception despite the presence of one of the biggest idols in Korea, Kim Jaejoong.


How Running Man Has Changed Her Career

Undeniably, Ji Hyo is now getting the big breaks that she needs khổng lồ further her career. Many credit the popularity of Running Man for that và I agree that the show has greatly contributed khổng lồ her getting noticed by producers, writers, và directors.


Though she’s still not at the màn chơi of Ha Ji Won and Kim Tae Hee, for once she has a shot at getting there. The only question is what’s taking her so long?

Running Man is on its fourth year & she is undeniably one of the cornerstones of the show. Her primary selling point is her partnership with Kang Gary, a rapper & half of the extremely successful duo, LeeSsang.

Her character in Running Man is so strongly identified & connected with Monday Couple that when her relationship with CJes CEO Baek Chang Joo became public, her character got lost in the show. She has always been competitive & a really good runner but Korea’s variety shows are primarily anchored in comedy và characters that people can sympathize with, as opposed khổng lồ competition between them.

Monday Couple Fan đoạn clip


The Monday Couple has a large và devoted fanbase. Some are so devoted, they create videos lượt thích the one above.

The nguồn of the Monday Couple

When tuy vậy Ji Hyo’s real-life relationship became public, many fans felt Gary was cheated. As silly as it may sound (because both parties made it clear that the romance is only for the show), many fans felt that tuy nhiên Ji Hyo had led on Kang Gary.


The Monday Couple broke up on the show but has since reconciled. Their resurgence proved to have a bigger impact as song Ji Hyo became more “cooperative.” Unlike before, she has also initiated Monday Couple moments of her own instead of always waiting for Kang Gary to lớn take the lead.

The Monday Couple is arguably the second strongest character in the show, with the first being the National MC, Yoo Jae Suk. Netizens are always abuzz whenever tuy vậy Ji Hyo và Kang Gary display some size of sweetness on the show. Some even speculate that they might have real feelings for each other or are even dating.

Even though the show has been helpful for song Ji Hyo’s popularity, it’s hard not to notice that the break she’s been given hasn’t led khổng lồ better projects. In fact, her role in Emergency Man, Woman was the very role of a cute and lovesick woman she swore never lớn play. The show had some success but she has yet to lớn get a follow-up project.


Could it be that fans are rejecting her partnership with actors because they can only see her with Kang Gary?

Could it be that her character in Running Man as the ace & the Monday Girlfriend is so strong that fans are having a hard time seeing her any other way?


Why Kang Gary Is Different

Kang Gary’s case is different because before Running Man, he was able lớn create a strong connection khổng lồ hip hop. He started at the bottom, with no label or management company willing lớn take him in. To get started, Kang Gary & Gil invested their own money lớn record their first album và did live concerts to lớn promote themselves (because no TV show would pay attention lớn them). It was a long haul to success, but one that eventually paid off.

In other words, Kang Gary was already successful in his field before Running Man, and the show only helped him become more mainstream. By that time, however, his credibility, skill, & reputation as a rapper & musician had already been solidified.


Unconsciously or consciously, Kang Gary was also able khổng lồ differentiate his career as a musician from his persona as a variety star. In his LeeSSang interviews, he almost never mentioned tuy vậy Ji Hyo. It was only recently that he accommodated tuy nhiên Ji Hyo-related questions in his LeeSsang interviews và even then it was quite brief.

Because he was already established, he will have no problem continuing with his career as a musician either with or without being identified with song Ji Hyo.


Other Actresses That Have Been in Similar Situations

Song Ji Hyo, on the other hand, had a mediocre career prior to Running Man. As a result, her commercial success became deeply connected to lớn being the ace as well as the Monday Girlfriend, và it’s possible that people are having a hard time seeing her any other way. They see her only as a great variety star & find it hard to detach themselves from that image.

In the past, there have been other actresses who suffered the same fate. Park Ye Jin was a character actress highly respected for her acting skills. But after being a member of the highly successful Family Outing, people started rejecting her presence in other movies and TV shows. She then decided to leave the show altogether so she could concentrate on acting, her real craft.


Then there's also Yoon Eun Hye who “played” the love interest of Kim Jong Kook in X-Men. To lớn date, there are still some supporters who believe that they used to lớn be together and that they will eventually reconcile.

Park Ye Jin has yet to bring back the brilliance of her acting career. On the other hand, Yoon Eun Hye was lucky to have been young enough when her love interest with Kim Jong Kook happened. She was able lớn rest for a couple years và then come back to lớn make several successful TV shows.


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Should the Monday Couple Be Stopped?

Song Ji Hyo, on the other hand, is in her mid-30s. People like Ha Ji Won & Shinhwa are making being 30 & unmarried a bit more acceptable nowadays in Korea even though just last decade, 30 was considered ancient. However, Ha Ji Won và other women who are now in their 30s had reached success even in their 20s. In contrast, tuy nhiên Ji Hyo is just starting và needs lớn be very wise in her career moves.

With the Monday Girlfriend following her everywhere she goes, can she build a strong enough identity outside of it?


Song Ji Hyo is not a great actress. She’s not terrible but she’s also not excellent. She’s not prolific. She’s not one of those actresses that can be given any kind of role và fit it perfectly. She has a personality that requires her khổng lồ be selective about the kind of roles she will play and those roles aren’t numerous.

With the extra baggage of being most well-known as the Monday Girlfriend, things are becoming more difficult for her.

Maybe, just maybe, it’s time for the Monday Couple to lie low a bit & let tuy nhiên Ji Hyo blossom on her own until enough people can see her brilliance beyond being the Monday Girlfriend and, eventually, beyond being a variety star.


More on the Best of Running Man

Here are some other articles on the very best of the best Korean variety show of all time, Running Man:


Running Man has been on the air since 2012 & has over 200 episodes. Here are ten of my favorites that each have some special moments that set them apart from other episodes. I also have link to the full episodes.

While the Running Man cast always goes crazy for pretty female guests, usually the funniest episodes are when they have a guest they can mess around with và treat lượt thích an equal. Here are some of the best female guests that have been on the show & given the cast a run for their money.

The best part about watching Running Man is seeing the cast interact in funny ways with the guests & watching relationships develop. Some of my favorite episodes have been with guests that either have a history with the cast outside the show or have been on the show multiple times. The shared history makes for a lot of very funny moments.


Comments

Damian on December 14, 2019:

The only reason Ji-hyo had more solo wins coz they let her win. If this was a real competition KJK và Gary would’ve swept the floor with others.

fan on November 30, 2019:


tbh I didnt mind the Monday Couple at least it was a comedy segment that made a part of the show even funnier but I hope they both are happy though as Gary has a wife và a son. So I vì chưng hope the best for all the RM members and season 1 was the most amazing season for me & I have never missed an episode of it because back then lượt thích skinship was not a bad thing back then but now obsessed fans get too into it when they don't realise its just a show.

An Onymous on October 16, 2018:

From a B or C rated actress not many people knew khổng lồ a pretty known actress with a lot of recognitions, this article looks silly. She made herself popular thought Running man & Monday couple. However this is very outdated article. Kilogam is now married with a child and is no longer in RM và she is a very busy actress and entertainer. So the point if this article is...?

Anonymous on October 01, 2018:


This article was written with a biased approach. It’s crystal clear that the writer did not research much about song Ji Hyo. SJH has already created a name for herself before she joined Running Man. She started as a model, has hosted a musical variety show & acted in both films & dramas.


Anonymous on October 23, 2016:

sjh & kg are amusing lớn watch, running man are one of my fav because each one of them has an interesting character và the monday couple is one of the spice that make the show awesome. I not from korea, but because of running man came to know them all. So, i think it has it own good and bad thing because that is life. For sjh và kg i wish them well, what ever happen it up khổng lồ them decision lớn be true or fake. Be happy go lucky

RMfans on September 18, 2016:

I seriously HATE this monday couple relationship since it's created from the beginning, from early episode i dont see the chemistry at all, all fake! Suffocating actually, i rather have them khổng lồ be free from this MC so that they can freely interact & have chemistry with any guest. The only RM members who really cares with Ji Hyo off screen is kwang soo, jae suk, haha and jong kook, but Gary naturally not a caring person. He only used his jealous lines every now and then và his fans thought that concludes the whole fake relationship, i wish the Running Man PDs can read my comment. Please end the giả monday couple, it's tiring & enough already. You dont need lớn force this whole MC thing because RM members are popular in their own style. Let Ji hyo & gary spread their wing on their own. Please please end this kém chất lượng monday couple, it's been uninterestingly suffocating for 6 years.


A Guy on July 29, 2016:

Well, I don't know.

I really lượt thích the Monday couple. I think they're ridiculously đáng yêu together. But what they vị in their personal lives is their own business.

If they get together, great! If not, ah well.

Gigi on May 13, 2016:

Just stumble on this article và agreed with you. MC is really overused. Thanks god they already ended it.

stop on May 10, 2016:

Frankly speak SJH lack of variety skill at all, she doesnt know the way to lớn joke back, if there r not MC ... She might be not sooo famouse as the day.

But for Gary, he do well on variety, as first he's a peaceful Gary, King of funny dance, painful ignored. Actually he can play these roles so well... I bet If PD didnt put him on love-line.. He can stand popular by himself as teasing Gary. Coz he's a playful one as u guys c in many vcr clips with his closed friend lượt thích HAHA,,, they always be plank.


Yes, Monday Couple needs to lớn die now & release song Ji Hyo from that moronic, baseless, uncomfortable 'ship'. I mean, I get the charm, especially because Gary is a very smooth talker, but honestly, I've NEVER once seen Gary actually being a gentlemen khổng lồ Ji Hyo when the cameras WEREN'T on him. The fact that he does it at times to lớn attract attention & laughs makes it even more shallow và scripted that I can't believe they have fans who actually believe they have something 'special'. Especially when they've claimed themselves, multiple times, that they don't hang out outside of work.

The only way I would ship Ji Hyo in an RM couple, is if it were with Kwang Soo or JK because they actually help Ji Hyo out và care for her behind the scenes, especially Kwang Soo (it's such a shame that MC is so popular when Kwang Soo & Ji Hyo are a real heartfelt and sibling relationship). If Jae Suk và Suk Jin weren't married, I'd pick them over Gary too because they also care for her behind the scenes. Heck, she even has more chemistry with Haha!

I'm glad she decided lớn diverge her reality persona with WGM và I can't wait to see the dynamic she has with Chen Bo Lin. Hopefully that scripted ship with sink MC.


I totally disagree with the author . I first watch running man was when the episode when tuy vậy ji hyo played as the chaser with Kim jong kook . Nothing to bởi vì with the Monday couple .. So basically I love running man because I saw her as a strong woman . Not the kind of girl/women that is full of aegyo & acting weak . As for her acting , I love her play in goong , whispering corridor and other drama and the drama I just recently watched emergency couple before và I am telling you that she was great in it . It is depend to lớn you whether you like her acting or not . Nobody would care since it is one's right . But I'm telling you that she's doing well in her career with or without her mc partner . Sorry 4 my broken English .. :)

gaemi on November 17, 2015:

honestly, i m agree with the author. I knew about gary through running man. When i knew kang gary is a former rapper of leessang, i kept listening his music. Now, i accept kang gary as a rapper, not as a comedian from variety show...

but it's not the same case to tuy nhiên ji hyo. Yes, she is cool, pure,pretty..but, when talking about acting, she is not really incredible actress who are stand out from other actress..i m not interested lớn see her again in other drama.

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honest is freedom.this is only my selfish thought.

arina on July 21, 2015:

i'm going to honest here..I lượt thích SJH but i dont think being MC in RM is the prob ..i watched all her dramas và frankly speaking..her acting is mediocre..i dun know what but her acting lacks sumthing..

passing by on June 26, 2015:

I could notice that some of the comments here have the same pattern of writing; which means it comes from the same person. :p

Dull on May 31, 2015:

Just give gary another partner for monday couple

k kook on May 18, 2015:

I love spartace couple

Hanon on May 11, 2015:

I think the idea that "monday couple" is one of the "special few things" that keeps the show popular is sick. I thought it was entertaining in the first few episodes, after that it became gross và bloated with hideous fan hâm mộ noise over who ships who. I think this article is refreshing amongst all the delusional vomit that tries khổng lồ dictate how the show ends up instead of letting it have a little air. When these kind of humorous romance ACTS were invented at the beginning of the show, it happened on its own và felt original and new. Now it's just become an overdone cliché THANKS khổng lồ the moronic owners of many of the commenters above (or below). I love running man for how original it is but this other business just makes me want to throw up and I might be burnt out from the ludicrousness of it all.


I agree with this post: "In my opinion, Monday couple are fake. Especially Monday couple fans. Most Monday couple fans are gary fans and they also hate jihyo which sounds ironic. When ji hyo is with make guest the fans insult her but when gary is with female guest they say he gentleman!?! It is obvious that they are basis to lớn gary, most of Monday couple fans at least. "

blah on March 11, 2015:

Time to do a self-check, blogger. Your post tries so hard khổng lồ sound objective but you failed dearly. Try khổng lồ listen effectively khổng lồ some of the negative feedback please. Even if you deny it, we all know you're biased towards gary, and against ji hyo.

supib on February 04, 2015:

I think that the loveline between Gary và JiHyo was certainty Gary who started this whole Monday Couple thing. I just finished watching all 230+ episodes of Running Man. From ep1 till episode 80 ish (when Ji Hyo's relationship was released) that Gary has always been the one who poke love lines at Ji Hyo. Around the 100th episode point Monday Couple started arising again (i believe that was when Ji Hyo broke up with her bf). As RM progress you see that whenever the cast members line up it JiHyo và Gary was always next khổng lồ each other. I don't think that the PD's would tell the RM members how lớn line up nor is RM scripted so that shows how Gary và JiHyo are as close as they act. During one episode JiHyo said she was single outright to Gary without even a slight pause that shows that she indeed broke up with her BF. During the Taiwan interview with the RM cast members JiHyo said she missed Kang Gary (who was in GuangZhou) & that she would tell everyone that if there was something going on between Gary and JiHyo she would let her fans know. I believe that there are feelings that JiHyo and Gary have for each other. In the kết thúc my thoughts are that Gary và JiHyo would probably marry in the near future or would date but sadly would not be when running man is still alive and kicking. Maybe these two will surprise the entire world and announce that they are dating on the show. Mansei Monday Couple


ianne on January 31, 2015:

actually when i first watch running man Monday Couple caught my attention & how good all the cast are... I love them all...

Fairlane Raymundo (author) from Los Angeles, CA on January 15, 2015:


febriedethan if you don't mind reading subtitles, yes it is worth watching

febriedethan from Indonesia on January 15, 2015:

I never knew Gary, I just know song Ji Hyo from dramas. I never watched running man either. Is it worth khổng lồ watch? Great hub anyway :)

reatress on December 25, 2014:

i think all of long phản hồi above is the same person... Lol.

just want khổng lồ make this weak of data article have an interesting point.. Geesss

suck

Anonymous on December 23, 2014:

Damn the only thing I get from reading this article is how great Gary is doing n how bad my dear jihyo is doing. I don't even know about this Monday couple thing và seldom watch running man. Know her from watching the dramas she's in. Really fucking pissed off with how you critisised her.


Run on October 08, 2014:

Let us all give tư vấn whatever happens to monday couple. Provide better supports & prayers rather than critisms. Just believe whatever you want khổng lồ believe in... :)

Wooh on September 17, 2014:

In my opinion, Monday couple are fake. Especially Monday couple fans. Most Monday couple fans are gary fans and they also hate jihyo which sounds ironic. When ji hyo is with make guest the fans insult her but when gary is with female guest they say he gentleman!?! It is obvious that they are basis to gary, most of Monday couple fans at least. For me I don't hate gary or jihyo but I finds the fans resonsn for hating jihyo a little ....unreasonable.

Christina J on July 06, 2014:

I really really love monday couple, but in my opinion monday couple is not real

noiha on June 22, 2014:

i agree with you on some points, jihyo's acting isn't prolific, she has basic technique but she's not gifted. People like jung eunji -- she's completely newbie hence her technique is limited, but you can't deny her immense raw talent. Eunji's gifted. That doesn't mean those without raw talent can't survive, it just that jihyo's technique is basically the same, no development or whatever, before or after running man. I believe that she has realized that ha jiwon's status is something she can't reach, hence having variety as her basic is just right. Leaving RM or variety show is a risky và bad decisions. Oh i love jihyo, she's hardworking và all, but you should admit that it takes more than hardworks to take you to the top. What she's done now is completely safe, và probably the one she should have stick with.


imo, both park yejin and lee chunhee, though i enjoy them in family outing, should not take part in FO in the first place due khổng lồ their immense talents being overshadowed by their variety persona. Joongki did a good decision lớn leave early, but these two have became too attached with their persona. I vị hope they are able lớn get challenging roles again in the future because they're just too good. It's just a shame that chunhee stuck with that kind of character after FO when you know he's also capable of pulling characters like joongki's in nice guy (i don't really follow yejin's work now though)...

chi on May 31, 2014:

I think its best she do what joong ki did, Walk away for a while, focus và establish herselfbas an actress for her futures sake...

Mel on May 16, 2014:

Gary was in a sense known in his field of hip-hop. But even when he was in Leessang back then, the public barely knows him. Only when Leessang started to get some fame, that's when people noticed the duo. Even then people didn't know who they are.

There was once when fans came lớn Gary's restaurant looking for Leessang. They didn't know who Gary was, because back then Gil was a lot more popular and known because of Infinity Challenge. Gary was only started khổng lồ be known through Running Man. I feel that it is through Monday Couple especially that got people khổng lồ know about Gary. Without the Monday Couple, he may not be that much popular lượt thích now.


On the other hand, tuy vậy Ji Hyo was known way before Running Man. She was known for playing Min Hyo-rin in Princess Hours & A Frozen Flower. Though, she was more known in the variety sector. She got noticed from Inkigayo and later Family Outing. It is right to lớn say that she really did rise to lớn popularity through Running Man. I would say that through RM, she got her fame as being the "Ace" first, before Monday Couple. But it is true that both their careers have really gotten a lot of boost from the 'Monday Couple'.

Overall, I would say that without Running Man, Gary may not be known to lớn most of the public. While for tuy nhiên Ji Hyo, she is already known, but may not have as much fame as she would have now.

Anon on March 26, 2014:

The Monday Couple is an incredibly smart way of deflecting hate from the tín đồ clubs of males Running Man guests.

Anon on March 14, 2014:

I love Jihyo. She is amazing. She has a lot of real personality và not the aegyo aegyo acting which some girls so clearly try to bởi on screen which comes off as giả sometimes. The way she can adapt khổng lồ being the only girl in Running Man is commendable. It is quite unfortunate that netizens keep wanting her with Gary and not accepting anyone else that she is with( although i myself think that they would make a xinh đẹp couple). I just sincerely wish her fanbase grows and grows & grows .


Fadhatul Shahida from Ipoh, Perak on February 25, 2014:

rm members should stop pairing ji hyo và gary. This is make the director are confused that ji hyo is dating with gary or not. Ji hyo can be friends with gary like her oppa. Because the loveline also can damage ji hyo image as actress

lolilay on February 20, 2014:

Jihyo & gary will be more popular if they get married.

Hirepus on January 28, 2014:

Monday couple does affect Ji hyo career as an actress as well as her PERSONAL LIFE. I remembered when her dating news was announced, many netizens scolded her (-.-) & she was literally labelled as a "betrayer" khổng lồ Gary. Và then many people wished that she would break up with her boyfriend. I really don't know what will happen if she decides to lớn get married.

On the other hand, MC gave Gary a "good man" image, despite knowing he's a clubber & all. Obviously MC has earned Gary many many fans as compared to lớn Jihyo. (I believe most MC fans are also Gary fans).


As a fan of Jihyo myself, I like her because of her personality and all, not because of monday couple.


Miss. Jellybean on January 23, 2014:

You raise an interesting point.

I bởi believe that tuy vậy Ji Hyo should lie low with the whole MC thing until she can establish her own identity as an actress.

I think MC has brought her to where she is & given her a lot of popularity (which i'm sure she is grateful for) - but I think it will hold her back from shining as an actress in the future.

The problem is most viewers seem khổng lồ be unable to see her out of her MC girlfriend character & that is not very beneficial khổng lồ her career in the long term. As a song Ji Hyo fan, I would love so much lớn see her as a successful career woman & as a brilliant actress, rising khổng lồ the unlimited potential she can be, rather than eternally recognised as the "MC girlfriend" - & nothing more.

If only I could tell her in Korean.. !!

Fairlane Raymundo (author) from Los Angeles, CA on January 09, 2014:


Admin of one of her fansite, thank you for finding my schedule interesting. You're pretty much the only person who does. My schedule has been described many ways, & interesting was never one of them, until you.


it's my blog. It is healthy lớn interact with people reading my blog. Except when the bình luận is a dead over one, i try to lớn respond.

i appreciate you making long comments but i also want to appeal and ask you lớn read my post too. I never said Kang Gary does not talk about Ji Hyo in LeeSsang interviews, i said "ALMOST NEVER and ONLY BRIEFLY." you were able only khổng lồ state only one instance in many LeeSsang interview where he did mention SJH. In the context of their many leessang interviews, more of which are not seen mainstream, talking about her in đôi mươi to 30 will still be considered "almost never "by percentage.

again, i didn't compare KG's music career khổng lồ SJH's acting career. Again, i merely stated why kilogam is not affected with the loveline. LeeSsang's bộ vi xử lý core fans, the ones that supported them even before RM doesn't really care about the loveline. They are there for the music. His new fans MIGHT BE THE ONES THAT WILL GET AFFECTED but again, the LeeSsang bộ vi xử lý core fans won't. They are the ones who bought LeeSsang's songs before RM. They will still be there even after the loveline.


then, there's the reputation they built. That's 16 years of solid music, no mainstream support. Used their own money lớn produce their own album. Their songs got famous, they didn't. Their music does not rely on their image.


as for your thinking that i mean "Gary-the talented guy, build his foundation well, got into fame from Running Man, don't depend on MC as much as JiHyo", that's your interpretation. That's what you want lớn think. I am only responsible for what i say, not for what you understand. If you want lớn think that, it's your burden khổng lồ bear, not mine.

i don't contradict my statement, i contextualize it. When there are unknown variable, i acknowledge them and i try khổng lồ look at it from an objective angle. Again, please bởi vì read my posts well as you will find everything i say has a context.

Frozen Flower is a critical failure và had mediocre box office. The numbers are there.

movies are better và more professionally subbed especially korean movies than korean songs.

i work for the movie industry. I make a living out of making movies. It's my field. Music happens to be a sibling of movies. I love both. I am not an expert on either of them but i know enough khổng lồ be working in this industry for more than a decade. Xypherfarrell is just an ink because i cannot afford lớn have my opinions be misconstrued as the opinion of the companies i work for. I can go all intellectual & talk about the lack of dimensions and subtext of movies but i don't see the point of doing that in this article.


as for her movies and tv dramas having "problems", that's your opinion. I respect that. I just find it hard to reconcile that someone intelligent lượt thích her would end up doing movies that are subpar in story. However, i already stated that she could still garner commercial success regardless of the quality. If other actresses and idols can get so much tư vấn even though they are bad actors, what more her? she's not great but not bad either. She deserves it more than others do. Whether that's the right or wrong thing to vị for "the art", that's another topic and another post. The post is not a moral contemplation of the movie industry, it's about whether or not SJH's career is getting damaged by MC. I remain.

i am aware of the effects of variety lớn actors, hence, the part about "OTHERS BEFORE HER" but the main difference is that yejin và sooro established their names as actors before variety. Yejin has not recovered yet.

her biggest impact remains to be her being a variety star - the point holds as we have already agreed on the lack of critical & commercial success of her acting projects.

"Your view on movies seems khổng lồ be of a "ticket sales proportionate khổng lồ fans" = i don't know where you got this. I repeatedly differentiated critical và commercial success. But just a tip, you might want to check the meaning of "commercialism".


you can go ahead and question leessang's success. You are không lấy phí to do so. It's actually pretty entertaining khổng lồ see whenever leessang hears other people criticize them because they agree on everything.

anyway, yeah, epik high is great. Very cerebral. But that's another post.

and in conclusion, you think that MC should lie low even though you think it doesn't affect SJH's career. Did i get it right?

and you hate the fact that i seem khổng lồ imply that kg is successful enough to not be affected by the loveline whereas SJH isn't.

that's your point, right?

RMFan on January 09, 2014:

Whatever... I watch RM coz its entertaining..i love MC but they r not the only one that made me glued to RM.. Sometimes its for kwang soo..haha..kjk..etc.. I don't really listen lớn leesang until recently...though i am not native speaker n doñt understand korean language, i love his songs n anticipated more.. I also trying to lớn watch kwangso & jihyo drama..some i like..and some don't..I do hope kwangso n jihyo got more opportunity in acting n bởi vì really good..but for now i just enjoy them in RM. I bet their time will come n while then they should bởi best in RM or MC

Admin of one of her fansite on January 09, 2014:

Does variety affect singers as much that their career face negative consequences? Not exactly, easy, look at Haha, look at KJK for close comparison và it isn't hard lớn find variety has helped them (Yea I know of Turbo và the stuff about the fame of Turbo even before X-Men kind of thing). They are just close examples, the difference on how variety affects the acting industry and singing industry is different all together. Of course, since the impact is different to begin with, whatever happens in the other field definitely without a doubt will affect the different fields in different ways. Not that much because of who that person is but a matter of what that person really do.

I said I don't understand LeeSSang, honestly I don't, not lying, not going lớn bother to, but I have heard of Epik High, Freestyle from years back though. Critical success and commercial success, success of their own terms in relative sense in different industries... I'm looking at another comparison, same thing across industries... Again. What is the measure of success? Fame, popularity, songs that are nice, films that are nice, great acting, box office hit, sold out tickets... The list goes on, bởi I question his success, honestly I do, but I'm not going to say he isn't cause like I said before I don't know him well like how you sound the same about her work. (FF's success depending on what you are looking at & it can mean a lot of things, the box office can actually be considered a hit for one)

Your argument magnifies the problem of MC on her, making it as though that's all she depends upon on the show. My point is the not yet success of her career does not relate to lớn MC. Yes, she is a good person, like he is a good guy, she deserves more, a point I will not say no to, of course she does deserve more, of course she should be recognized for her acting. Variety is secondary, it has always been(since when has it not). That is how they label her as well "Actress tuy vậy Ji Hyo", I have never, emphasize this NEVER seen before news articles using "Entertainer song Ji Hyo" to lớn describe her.

To conclude my point for you, MC should be stopped, many reasons why it should yours don't hold that much, does MC affect her career as much as you assume, no, variety affects her acting career much much more. Should she bởi better as an actress, yes, of course.

Admin of one of her fansite on January 09, 2014:

It seems more interesting lớn me the fact that as busy as you so claim to be, (of course humans slog their life out every day) that you are making such a post. Actually my point is very simple, why make such a post with what seems khổng lồ me a lack of understanding of your point of discussion. Perhaps I gotten your point wrong then, cause it does sound clear khổng lồ me in simple English this is what you mean: "Gary-the talented guy, build his foundation well, got into fame from Running Man, don't depend on MC as much as JiHyo" lớn me, it is a comparison between who depends on it more because their main career as you said, Gary being more successful in relative terms to lớn you, that is where the comparison comes in their main career difference and why does it affect each other more. & an additional note, the Taiwan interview which I previously mention was a LEESSANG interview, unless you wish lớn ignore the fact that Gil was right there.

No the tư vấn of kg being with whoever, or SJH being with whoever in a project doesn't seem khổng lồ be as affected as you seem to find. The fact that your title explicitly stated, "Is the Monday Couple Popularity Damaging tuy vậy Ji Hyo’s Career?" Yet you have dedicated an entire paragraph on how MC has not as much affected Gary, as much as it did to JiHyo. JiHyo's problem has existed even way before Running Man, having liked her even before Frozen Flower(not lying here, first liked her for a line she said in Goong & I can recite it literally when she was in the xe taxi with Shin whether you believe it or not it does not matter, but of cause her antagonist role in dramas led her lớn having antis something I recognize as well), I truly vày believe that she has problems of her own that needs overcoming, does Monday Couple really play that much responsibility in her career, well no, not exactly, not as much as you assumed. People are willing to lớn accept her with others, provided that the script is good, as of now for her lead roles in dramas or movies, the script has not been as good as I would have hoped for. If now a good script were lớn be coming in, despite the fact that a guy other than kilogam acts as a male lead, would the audience be reluctant lớn accept it because of the "Oh no, kilogam is going khổng lồ be heartbroken"-thing , no, NO! Clearly if kilogam is talented, people will be able to lớn accept the fact that another female acts as his partner in his MV/Concert/whatever, & I'm not going to lớn deny his talent though I hardly heard his songs. Same goes, the fact that kg writes his own songs and all differs from JiHyo like what I have been saying, the difference of career, what now? Is JiHyo going to lớn write her own script next(Yes! I know of actresses who writes scripts but different argument again)?

And I did not say RM fans are the one supporting KG's concert, it seems amusing to lớn me how you seem all like KG fan hâm mộ but continuously doubt his abilities và popularity yet at the very same time you seem khổng lồ speak as though of the very opposite in your main post(contradicting seems to be your style). I said INTERNATIONAL fans can MORE easily tư vấn GARY or simply put SINGERS(Rappers, idols, hip hop...) as compared lớn ACTRESSES lượt thích JiHyo. Fans can listen lớn songs without knowing the lyrics, go khổng lồ a concert without being able lớn understand the language, but how many can survive through a movie not knowing the story cause they don't understand the language? Fans can memorize the lyrics of his songs but are they going to lớn memorize the lines in her movie(phrase probably but whole thing, I won't even vày that, lượt thích duh~). Support is reflected through different ways for both of them, & that is my point.

She has not done a lot of dramas và movies as you have said assuming that is what you mean by "she has done more", a pity for me cause I vày crave for more. The fact that you lack an understanding for the acting industry is what bothers me more. Seemingly your way of tư vấn as well. Just simply look at say the example I have already brought up whether you read or not JaeJoong, famous definitely, fans plenty(the only Korean songs I have with me are all sung by members of JYJ as well), being in the same movie as JiHyo if every single one of his fans were khổng lồ just buy 1 single movie ticket, the box office would definitely have soared all the way lớn the top few, but is this your term of support, giving false impressions of a successful film despite the fact that it requires more in terms of storyline, that's supporting? How is your idol every going to lớn improve, what I want of her is to recognize her shortcomings & what to avoid in scripts, honing her ability as an actress và to develop from there on, not khổng lồ give her the false impression that fans can go all the way out for her success và let her remain stagnant in her career. Your view on movies seems to be of a "ticket sales proportionate khổng lồ fans" theory rather than script or storyline, just lớn tell you , your view on it is outdated, totally. The difference is that going to lớn concerts and movies are entirely different things all together anyway, you get khổng lồ see your idol sing in front of you vs your idol on a big big screen, the entire feeling is different and I guess you should know that right?

The point is to lớn me variety is affecting her career, yes it is, và Monday Couple may despite địa chỉ cửa hàng fuel khổng lồ the fire, isn't doing as much as you assume it khổng lồ be. I will lượt thích to recommend "Healing Camp" the episode with Kim Sooro guests on for you so you can at the very least deepen your understanding on whatever you are trying to lớn discuss, a program recommended by sites which I frequent upon, how has Family Outing affect his acting career(generally, variety khổng lồ acting), the decline of number job offers for one(1/10 of the original amount). The impact is as such: RM to lớn JiHyo much much much much much MUCH MUCH greater than MC khổng lồ JiHyo, pairing does not matter as much as you think, "As of now, that's her biggest impact"-point does not hold, a point which I'm trying lớn bring up. Kim Sooro, Park Ye Jin and others lượt thích them no matter how A class actress they are face difficulties after variety. Yoon Eun Hye got fame mainly through Goong in 2006 X-Men was before that, noting that X-Men is a different genre of variety và if RM did not bring up YEH in RM, gosh, how many people still care about it at all(ya there are some devotees), the pairing doesn't affect her position in acting as well. That is why famous actresses and actors don't tend to(I said tend lớn of course there are the likes of Lee Seung Gi), cause it affects them a lot.