Running Man ep. 175 – The Suspect Target Race

Running Man ep. 175 – The Suspect Target Race

Aired: 12/8.2013

Overview

The members play games to earn votes, which determine the order of targets for the final chase game.

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Staff Scores

Planning and Direction: 5

The main game idea for this episode was really solid and fun, but the games themselves were conceptually very dull. As a result, the episode was a bit difficult to sit through until the final game. The final game also had several eliminations edited out completely, which was a bit strange. Bonus points to Gary’s VJ for busting some moves and managing to keep a panicking Gary in frame after hearing his name called, though.

Postproduction: 6

Average episode in terms of captions, music, and sound, although the multiple split-screen views during the name announcements was pretty great.

Cast Scores

Yoo Jae Suk : 6

Jae Suk had some good body gags during the first game, and was also funny at times during the final event, as well as leading the conversation the the jail.

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Kim Jong Kook: 6

Decent performance from Jong Kook, he didn’t do much in particular, but had a good energy level that contributed to the overall show quality.

Ha Ha: 5

Was mostly a non-factor until the very end, but even then didn’t do all that much.

Ji Suk Jin: 6

Worked well with Jae Suk during the intro and first game, and helped the overall flow of the episode on a few occasions.

Lee Kwang Soo: 6

Overacted a bit as usual, but still had more funny moments than most of the others outside of Jae Suk.

Gary: 5

A virtual non-entity again this episode, Gary seemed to just be along for the ride for the most part.

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Song Ji Hyo: 5

Ji Hyo was just OK, and also was content to be a spectator for most of the episode.

Guests

Gong Yoo & Park Hee Soon

Neither guest was especially entertaining, but at least Gong Yoo was energetic. Park Hee Soon was largely dead weight.

Episode MVP: Yoo Jae Suk

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Final Grade: 5

Another episode where the main game was clever while  the sub-games were very weak, as were the guests. The episode wasn’t bad by any stretch of the imagination, but was certainly mediocre.

 

 

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