Infinite Challenge 392 – The Thieves #1
The members are thrown in jail, and must defeat each other in a battle of wits in order to be released.
Planning and Direction: 6
Good concept this week, as games that pit the members against each other tend to work well. The opening prank mission was fun in concept, but was a bit mundane in practice, and the interrogations went on a bit long and ended up not having any impact on the main mission. The main game was really well conceived though, and the questions posed to the members were diabolical at times.
Usual simple but fun MuDo graphics, and some nice subtle enhancements such as magnifying the member’s faces onscreen while speaking from the cells (this will make sense if you watch it). Sound was very very basic, which is fine considering it was a talk-heavy episode.
Yoo Jae Suk : 5
Decent week from Jae Suk, who seemed a bit annoyed at the prospects of being out (and thus off the shoot) first and unleashed some pretty mean spirited insults at the likes of Jun Ha and Hong Chul. Was overall pretty average though, and didn’t really put in too much effort to stand out.
Park Myung Soo: 5
Mostly played his usual character, trying to go his own way and being direct about his weak character. Was a bit subdued but was good enough in the group conversations.
Jung Jun Ha: 5
Served himself up as a target for the others for most of the main game, but his interrogation segment was a bit overdone and long.
Jung Hyung Don: 6
Good in all three segments, Hyung Don was lively and talkative this week and generally interacted well with the others while managing to be funny himself.
Ha Ha: 5
Mostly played a straight ‘loyalty’ game throughout, but was upbeat and interacted well with Hyung Don and Jun Ha.
No Hong Chul: 6
Had some pretty good verbal jabs during the group conversations and played up his sneaky character well in the interrogation segment. Was among the more creative members during the main game as well.
Episode MVP: Jung Hyung Don
Good week for Hyung Don, who in some ways was the ‘main’ character during the early segments, and then did a lot to keep the group conversations going during the main game. Good reactions to Jae Suk’s mean spirited jabs as well.
Final Score: 6
The set up segments during the first half were a bit hit or miss, but the main game was clever and inherently amusing as the members began to turn on each other. Not awe-inspiring, but a good satisfying episode nevertheless.