• Ggoma

    It got way out of hand. All the TV relationships are carried away with by fans. I think people want to fill a void and live through these relationships and put too much hope into the idea of love between them – so when it crashes down – it’s not just Gary and JiHyo, but the fantasy and the dreams of love that are ending for these people.

  • Julyssa

    Dude, proud Joey/Pacey-shipper for laifu! 

  • Anonymous

    It really makes me uncomfortable that fans always end up pairing their favorite celebrities and brainwashing themselves to the point where they really think the couple is real.That’s why I never liked that We Got Married show. I just think it’s really unnecessary…especially with idol pairings… Why must every little thing be suspect of dating?!

  • http://twitter.com/Laava90 Lava

    Awww I love his tweet “I’m simply having a hard time looking for my ego” lol that’s cute >_<

    People take these variety show things so seriously =/

  • http://www.twitter.com/hipployta Hipployta

    I was a Joey/Pacey shipper and I’m glad the show ended the way I wanted though real life turned out creepy. (love Fringe!)

    If Joong Ki came back it’d make this funny.

    Yeah I’m a WGM shipper…but they want us too lol. Even though the first season had them watching the episode during the show I was still for AnSol and Ant. When Solbi posted that wedding dress picture I thought of Andy. During Crown J’s troubles I’ve thought of Inyoung.

    I’m for Adam, Khuntoria, and Woojung too. Though to be really honest I do believe Jangwoo and Eunjung are real. Lol…I admit it.

    I never believed RM or Family Outing love lines…but like everyone else I do still ship the One Man and Our Young Girl Warrior. Kim Jong Kook and Yoon Eun Hye Forever! She was in the music video! Jae Suk agrees with me based on the Charlie’s Angels Running Man episode.

    • Anonymous

       That was the highlight of Xman it was a loveline that was funny sweet and didn’t detracts from the show. One of these days I want YEH to go on running man but that just seems like an afterthought.

      • http://www.twitter.com/hipployta Hipployta

        I’ve been waiting on her to go on Running Man FOREVER… I thought she would to promote My Black Mini Dress but to no avail

    • Literati Tempo

      I think WGM was pretty tricky in the beginning people like AnSol and Ant did have feelings for each other a bit, but as the show progressed more and more scripting became a part of their interactions so I don’t think there are any new actual “almost couples”. If anything I think some of them become more friends than anything else, working with someone for almost 2 years hanging out regularly of course you might become friends.  JunJin and SiYoung did get together for a bit but other than that I don’t think anyone else has or will.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for this article, I’m an avid Running Man viewer and I do adore all the cast members. Heck, I enjoyed the Monday Couple interactions but I wasn’t really fazed when Song Ji Hyo came out with her dating news.

    That is a definite problem, that shipping goes too far at times. I mean a little harmless fanfiction here or there isn’t bad but when you become so invested that you start harassing the celebrities, that’s when it goes too far. But then again, its another way for the fans to get more invested into that particular celebrity or group, and in turn more profits. But that’s another topic for another day.

    Keep up the good work :)

    • https://twitter.com/#!/LimaCake LimaCake

      thank you :)

  • Reesewan29

    Great Article.. From my opinion, Couples that were created in the variety show was never meant to be real.. This is because as you said, Monday Couple are the relationship between Ji Hyo and Gary when the camera is ON and when the camera OFF, both of them back into their own self character means being as them self for real.

    Running Man is one of my favorite Variety Show and as once i remember that Ji Suk Jin said, all of the fellow members of Running Man was close to each other as friends and Suk Jin also mention that their also sent message and exchange phone call to each other and their did text and calls Ji Hyo during Running Man SNSD Special ( If you watch this episode, Running Man Members mention that Ji Hyo was unable to recover from tiredness because of her busy schedule).

    Viewer of Running Man are simply being drag into the fantasies created by the Monday Couple. Gary and Ji Hyo are not couple for real. Even Gary consult Running Man PD in the earlier episode of Running Man ( you can watch Gary in “Strong Heart” as he tell his story about Monday Couple) about Ji Hyo image as an actress. Gary worried if he drag Ji Hyo to be his Monday Couple, Ji Hyo image as actress will be affected.

    Couples that be created in variety show just like Monday Couple or any couples in We Got Married are created to entertain the viewer. The viewer itself must reminds him or herself that these couple were created in variety show and not in the real life. One mistake that i saw on We Got Married is at the last episode of each couples ( their separation episode) the couples or PD of the show not mention that the couples are “really” ending their marriage life there and not giving some words to the viewer that their marriage was only in the show not in their real life.

    Anyways, Gary and Ji Hyo gain much popularity thanks to “Monday Couple” and also “We Got Married” shows that idols also want to be in love with their special ones in their future life. :) :) :)

     

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1575728366 Nadifa Ibrahim Sheek Ahmed

    i wish won bin was dating
    is there anybody who know if won bin is dating someone

  • whatthefrell

    Alright, call me uncool, but 
    I’m afraid I am not familiar with the term “shipping” used in this context.Could someone please clarify?  

    • To “ship” is to support a relationship between two (or possibly more?) people. They can be from a fictional work or exist in real life, and the relationships themselves do not have to be strictly heterosexual. “Shippers” are those who engage in the act of “shipping,” meaning that they are fans of the relationship, would like to see it happen, believe it will, or—in this case—are deluded into its existence when it is clearly the opposite.

      Shipping is something that exists on a spectrum; there are casual fans, there are the inane, frothing-at-the-mouth fans, and then there are those in between. (Ex. from SHINee [nothing mean, just the first that came to mind]: “Jonghyun and Key’s friendship is cool.” VS. “Jonghyun and Key are definitely in love with one another, are already going out, screw each other every night, etc.”)

      It’s mostly a harmless thing, but sometimes—again, like in this case—it can become blown out of proportion and can lead to some unsavory situations and consequences. Hope that helps, but here; feel free to read up:

      Shipping (fandom) – Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipping_%28fandom%29

      I don’t watch the show, but man. It must suck to
      be Gary right now because of the crazy he has to deal with. Best of luck to him.

  • Beauty

    저 글이 영어라서 뭐라는진 모르겠지만
    사진이 월요커플이넴ㅎㅎ암튼 월요커플 흥해라~♥

  • http://weeatlemon.blogspot.com conanblue

    I love the Monday Couple. They’re so hilarious! When I heard Song Ji-hyo announced her relationship, the first thing that came to my mind was actually “whoa, awkward much dating your boss”. But maybe that’s just me. As for the future of the Monday Couple, I don’t think it’ll end very soon. They have really great chemistry, perhaps not romantically but definitely comedy-wise. Besides, I was sure this was going to happen sooner or later with either of them dating someone else. I mean I guess this is the situation to many single on-screen couple in that, that’s it. They’re only a couple when they’re on screen.

  • wedance

    Monday Couple is so endearing! They’re both soooo cuteee together!! <33

  • Monalisa

    el publico coreano es muy estupido!!

    • Vida

      Jajajaja estupido? Ay mi amor y es que tu crees que los noviazgos entre artistas de telenovelas, los Reality, y de Hollywood son de verdad? Todo es mentiras para publicidad pero al menos los coreanos no fingen hasta en la vida real. Los artistas de las Americas se casan por palanca y el publico cree que son verdaderas las relaciones. O es que crees que Thalia esta con el amor de su vida? Y Kanye West con la chica de ahora? Hay muchos rumores que el es gay.

  • pgom

    I am sorry for Monday couple fan for being let down by the news. This is just another lesson for   variety show viewers that promoted love-line never ever be real. If we recall situations this would not be so surprise. If Monday couple is real, any reason they have to keep it in secret when it is such a public welcoming.

  • http://www.facebook.com/harika1 Harika Surapaneni

    In the case of Nickhun and Victoria. They did date. I’ve met Nickhun’s manager, and he mentioned it.

  • http://profiles.google.com/chineseomelet wikimon wikimonson

    monday couple was cute, but you’d have to be pretty gullible to believe it was real. jihyo being exceptionally pretty even with no make-up and gary being the “celebrity” that can walk unnoticed in crowds of people because he’s so unremarkable…

    next thing you know people will be talking about how kwang-soo is really foolish and accident prone.  acting is acting.  running man is a good show, but you need to suspend some disbelief.

  • haniesa

    It depends actually. Some of hero and heroine in the same drama/movie did end up together but the percentage is too low. But, in this case, i never heard a TV variety couple show ended up together? as far as i know only a few of couple who star together in a drama series or movies are sometime end up together in real life. But, again the percentage is just too low.

  • TheBaker xx

    Great article. I’m a fan of Monday couple and was guilty of watching Monday couple “moments” on YouTube and smiling like an idiot to myself. Their moments were super sweet.
    Looking back at the past episodes, the Running Man PD and cast never did intend to con us into believing that Monday Couple was real. It was mentioned so many times that they were ONLY a couple on Mondays (i.e. filming days). I guess the fans got too attached to the Monday couple and wanted them to be real. Now just treat their r/s as a comic relief. Gary’s cheesy lines never fail to make me laugh. And the friendship between Monday couple and the cast seemed really sweet and genuine too.

    I can’t say the same for WGM though. It’s always frustrating to watch and I don’t get why some people watch it. For WGM the PDs purposely blur the boundaries of reality and the show to make u believe that it’s real. Even when they are not recording, the media/ PD make it seemed like something is going on. (Eg. an article of Kwanghee visiting his ‘wife’ Sunhwa in the hospital after a car accident was report-worthy). Couldn’t he just go and visit her as a friend and not let his kind gesture be seen as a “moment” between them by the media that exaggerates.

    And about Eunjung and lee jang woo. Maybe eunjung had feelings for him? I’m not sure, but that lee jang woo made use of her and their fans to release his single supposedly “for her”. Where does the money go? Into his own pocket.

  • TheBaker xx

    Great article. I’m a fan of Monday couple and was guilty of watching Monday couple “moments” on YouTube and smiling like an idiot to myself. Their moments were super sweet.
    Looking back at the past episodes, the Running Man PD and cast never did intend to con us into believing that Monday Couple was real. It was mentioned so many times that they were ONLY a couple on Mondays (i.e. filming days). I guess the fans got too attached to the Monday couple and wanted them to be real. Now just treat their r/s as a comic relief. Gary’s cheesy lines never fail to make me laugh. And the friendship between Monday couple and the cast seemed really sweet and genuine too.

    I can’t say the same for WGM though. It’s always frustrating to watch and I don’t get why some people watch it. For WGM the PDs purposely blur the boundaries of reality and the show to make u believe that it’s real. Even when they are not recording, the media/ PD make it seemed like something is going on. (Eg. an article of Kwanghee visiting his ‘wife’ Sunhwa in the hospital after a car accident was report-worthy). Couldn’t he just go and visit her as a friend and not let his kind gesture be seen as a “moment” between them by the media that exaggerates.

    And about Eunjung and lee jang woo. Maybe eunjung had feelings for him? I’m not sure, but that lee jang woo made use of her and their fans to release his single supposedly “for her”. Where does the money go? Into his own pocket.

  • TheBaker xx

    Great article. I’m a fan of Monday couple and was guilty of watching Monday couple “moments” on YouTube and smiling like an idiot to myself. Their moments were super sweet.
    Looking back at the past episodes, the Running Man PD and cast never did intend to con us into believing that Monday Couple was real. It was mentioned so many times that they were ONLY a couple on Mondays (i.e. filming days). I guess the fans got too attached to the Monday couple and wanted them to be real. Now just treat their r/s as a comic relief. Gary’s cheesy lines never fail to make me laugh. And the friendship between Monday couple and the cast seemed really sweet and genuine too.

    I can’t say the same for WGM though. It’s always frustrating to watch and I don’t get why some people watch it. For WGM the PDs purposely blur the boundaries of reality and the show to make u believe that it’s real. Even when they are not recording, the media/ PD make it seemed like something is going on. (Eg. an article of Kwanghee visiting his ‘wife’ Sunhwa in the hospital after a car accident was report-worthy). Couldn’t he just go and visit her as a friend and not let his kind gesture be seen as a “moment” between them by the media that exaggerates.

    And about Eunjung and lee jang woo. Maybe eunjung had feelings for him? I’m not sure, but that lee jang woo made use of her and their fans to release his single supposedly “for her”. Where does the money go? Into his own pocket.

  • TheBaker xx

    Great article. I’m a fan of Monday couple and was guilty of watching Monday couple “moments” on YouTube and smiling like an idiot to myself. Their moments were super sweet.
    Looking back at the past episodes, the Running Man PD and cast never did intend to con us into believing that Monday Couple was real. It was mentioned so many times that they were ONLY a couple on Mondays (i.e. filming days). I guess the fans got too attached to the Monday couple and wanted them to be real. Now just treat their r/s as a comic relief. Gary’s cheesy lines never fail to make me laugh. And the friendship between Monday couple and the cast seemed really sweet and genuine too.

    I can’t say the same for WGM though. It’s always frustrating to watch and I don’t get why some people watch it. For WGM the PDs purposely blur the boundaries of reality and the show to make u believe that it’s real. Even when they are not recording, the media/ PD make it seemed like something is going on. (Eg. an article of Kwanghee visiting his ‘wife’ Sunhwa in the hospital after a car accident was report-worthy). Couldn’t he just go and visit her as a friend and not let his kind gesture be seen as a “moment” between them by the media that exaggerates.

    And about Eunjung and lee jang woo. Maybe eunjung had feelings for him? I’m not sure, but that lee jang woo made use of her and their fans to release his single supposedly “for her”. Where does the money go? Into his own pocket.

  • monday tambu

    This was a wonderful incident that occur in their company.How are thy going to look each other faces?