1 Night 2 Days S3 ep. 23 – First Recording Deja Vu #1

1 Night 2 Days S3 ep. 23 – First Recording Deja Vu #1
Aired: 5/25/14

Overview

The members split into two teams and re-enact the events of the very first episode of 2 Days 1 Night.

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Staff Scores

Planning and Direction: 6

While the concept is fun and interesting, the staff essentially copied the format of a previous episode, so it’s difficult to give them much credit for the structure of the show. Nevertheless, it was generally well done, and some of their nature shots were almost breathtaking in their beauty.

Postproduction: 5

Decent enough, although a bit below usual KBS standards as much of the music was either typical or stock music. The Sanullim song was an interesting bit of 70’s Korean rock, though.

Music Featured:

Bon Jovi – You Give Love a Bad Name
Miss A – Breathe
Lyn – Destiny
Lee Ji Soo – In the Past (Introduction to
Architecture OST)
Robert Palmer – Bad Case of Loving You
Sanullim – What Shall I Do?

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Cast Scores

Cha Tae Hyun: 6

In addition to his usual energetic reactions, Tae Hyun also got more directly involved in this week’s episode, often cracking jokes and providing some laughs while taunting Jun Ho during the signing segment.

Kim Jong Min: 6

Since he was the only original member from episode 1, Jong Min became somewhat of a lead character for the episode, and did well in role by playing up his babo character, and thinking outside the box during the fishing segment.

Kim Joo Hyuk: 5

Again, Joo Hyuk was mostly in the background for much of the episode, although his awkward yet enthusiastic Ho Dong impression was pretty good.

Kim Jun Ho: 5

Jun Ho seemed much more restrained than usual, allowing the others to take center stage a bit more. He added a few gags here and there but nothing especially memorable.

Defconn: 6

A good solid episode from Defconn, who seemed to get his voice back after a few weeks in the background, as he played an important role in many of the group conversations and interactions and had some hilarious ideas for punishments as well.

Jung Joon Young: 5

Joon Young was half-asleep for the first half of the episode, but seemed to come around a lot in the final segments where he provided some good jokes and gags – particularly the super-creepy leg sniffing gag with Hoya.

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Guests

Hoya, son of Sanggeun

Possibly the most relaxed, chill dog on the planet.

Episode MVP: Cha Tae Hyun

Tae Hyun is an interesting variety persona, as his energy level is very consistently high, yet he seldom really puts himself out there by adding jokes, gags, or drama to the episodes. However, on the occasions where he is more actively involved like in this this episode, he’s usually quite good and it would be nice to see him step outside of his comfort zone more frequently.

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Final Score: 6

While this week’s episode didn’t have many real stand-out moments, neither did it have many noticeable flaws and the result was a well-paced and consistent nostalgia trip.

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