Wednesday, March 18, 2020

[I Live Alone Episode 336 Recap + Naver TV Comments] Lee Si Eon speaks up about his donation "controversy", Kyung Soo Jin makes makgeolli + Hwasa reveals her new home

For this episode, we welcome back familiar faces: Hwasa and actress Kyung Soo Jin. It's been so long since Hwasa appeared that Sung Hoon jokingly starts off the introduction by asking her, "You've been really busy, right? It's not that we did something wrong to you or you were upset about us, right?" Hwasa says no but Park Narae continues to push the question and asks, "Who did it? Is it because of Sung Hoon, Kian84, or Lee Si Eon?" Hwasa jokingly says, "No, it was just... all of it" LOLOL

Hwasa revealed that she received her longest vacation since she made her debut and was able to "refresh" herself for two months. Actress Kyung Soo Jin hasn't made an appearance on the show since the New Member Orientation episode (t/n: episode 326). Kian84 says that he thought she quit. Kyung Soo Jin shares with the members that she has been doing well, she's been traveling, and similar to Hwasa, she was "refreshing" herself. 

After introducing this week's guests, the attention then shifted to our uhljang-nim, Lee Si Eon, with the members asking him if he's doing okay. Si Eon nonchalantly says that he's been doing well and asks if there's a reason why he shouldn't be doing well. Kian being Kian comments that he's been through some shit (t/n: from all the hate comments). For those who are unaware, Lee Si Eon was in a "controversy" a month ago when some people made a fuss about the amount he donated to fight combat COVID-19. Narae says that Si Eon is the first one amongst the 'I Live Alone' team to make a donation and Si Eon jokingly says, "I should've donated a bit more..."

Narae then checks up with Kian84 and asks if he's been doing okay. Kian84 was recently picked by netizens as first place for being a fashion terrorist (t/n: people who don't have a clue when it comes to fashion and styling). Hwasa asks Kian if he gets hurt by things like this and he says he doesn't at all. The members then praise him for the way he has a good fit when he wears clothes and that he looks really handsome when he gets glammed up (t/n: I mean he's called Model84 for a reason)

We visit Kyung Soo Jin's home and the members quickly notice that all of her plants are no longer there and the remaining ones are now... less lively.... Soo Jin explains that this is considered props for her interior design and that it's considered "dry flowers" but Narae quickly says that it's "die flower". Soo Jin who barely ate breakfast in her previous appearances suddenly began to prep rice by washing the rice. The members notice that the amount she poured out is a lot of a person to eat a lot. Soo Jin then adds even more rice to her washing bowl. Soo Jin reveals that she's making makgeolli (t/n: Korean rice wine)When washing the rice, you have to rinse the rice until the water comes out clear as possible. After washing the rice over and over again, Soo Jin leaves the bowl of washed rice on her terrace since she has to let the rice sit for 2 hours. Soo Jin then drives to the mountains to get water from the springs because water is a very important ingredient when it comes to making makgeolli. The production team asked her if this (the process of going through all this to make makgeolli) wasn't tiring. Soo Jin said that it was fun not tiring - she finds it exciting to eat things that she handmade. Soo Jin climbs and climbs the mountain and finally reaches the water! The members notice her reaction when she reaches the water and points out that she doesn't look as happy. Soo Jin said that she was happy that she finally reached the water but also realized that she has to carry the water back down. 

Soo Jin returns home with her precious water and gets down to business to defeat the Huns. Soo Jin rests briefly after prepping the ingredients and then checks up on the practice makgeolli she made earlier. Inside the hangari (ceramic pot) is the makgeolli she made for practice and you can hear the ingredients fermenting #MakgeolliASMR. Soo Jin takes a sip of the makgeolli she made for practice and.... 

It's a f l o p! She describes the practice batch as tasting too sour like vinegar. After bottling all of the practice batch, Soo Jin revealed that she put sugar in all of the bottles to make it sweeter. But because she closed the bottles too tightly and began to ferment again. The next day, she heard something that sounded like a gun and she went out to check and the bottles exploded due to the pressure. 

She goes on and makes the new batch of makgeolli and also weaves a basket while waiting for the rice to cool down. Our DIY queen continues to show her skills when she makes her own fish cake for dinner. The members point out that it looks like her dinner is a bit burnt but Soo Jin swears that it's not. LOLOL Soo Jin brings the new batch of makgeolli she made to the studio to give the members a taste. The members play rock, paper, scissors to choose one person to be the first taste tester and Sung Hoon loses the game. His reaction piques interest and all the members decide to try the makgeolli made by Soo Jin and it receives positive reactions! 

Although the things she drank and ate today are things that people can buy easily, Soo Jin said that she was happy that she was able to use her day up to make these things. 

Our beginner driver Hwasa shows off her new driving skills and reveals that she's a fan of Bon Jovi. For the first time since her debut, she was given two months of vacation - the longest she's ever had. Hwasa arrives at Hangang Park to go on a late night stroll. Our mukbang queen then heads home to the convenience store to go buy some instant ramen. Hwasa jokingly says that she's also tired of showing herself eating but what can she do when food is one of the important necessities in life!

After finishing her meal at the bench, Hwasa heads back home. The members immediately notice that her home looks different and it's not the same home that previously appeared on the show. They all congratulate her for moving to a new place. Hwasa reveals that her old place didn't have the best security and people eventually leaked her building number and the unit number (t/n: Not cool... I don't understand why people leak other people's information like this like wth). Her new place has good security and a good view. Our girl falls asleep on the couch and ends up waking up at 3 PM the next day. The show films Hwasa waking up and she stretches but makes a weird noise. The members debate on whether or not Hwasa farted. Hwasa swears that it wasn't a fart and she made the noise with her mouth. Lee Si Eon said that if it was her making the noise, she should recreate it in the studio. Since Hwasa kept saying it wasn't a fart, the members let it go and let her keep her dignity. 

Hwasa starts her day by making Chrysanthemum tea and drinks her tea out on her terrace. Hwasa reveals that her new hobby is playing the recorder so she begins practicing her recorder skills by playing Camila Cabello's 'Havana' and Deulgukhwa's 'Don't Worry Dear'. After practicing her recorder skills, Hwasa cooks up a meal and reminds herself that she's on a diet so she doesn't finish all of her food :(. She looks back at her long vacation and  now that it's coming to an end, she says that she's getting the same feeling she experienced when she was a student and it was time to go back to school at a vacation but she's excited to make new music. Hwasa spends the rest of her day back on the couch.


Original Source (MBC via Naver TV): Don't cry ㅠㅠ You're a warmhearted person, Baek Si Oh... Ah.. Nevermind.. Lee Si Eon

Nationwide ratings for episode 336 that aired on March 6, 2020: 10.7% (cr. Naver TV)

1. [+2747 / -16] No but why are they hurting a person that did a good deed.. Let's live nicely~!! ㅠㅠ

2. [+2331 / -25] He's only laughing like that because it's a variety show but who knew that he would've received such a shitty reaction when he donated one million won ㅠㅠ The bastards that shitted on him needs to stand in the corner and reflect. Lee Si Eon, your donation was really cool ㅠㅠ ❤️

3. [+1817 / -11] Baek Si Eon ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ He's able to make a joke out of this (t/n: they joked around about being called Baek Si Eon because he donated one million won (baek man won))

4. [+1560 / -14] It's not like he didn't pay back one million won or something, he donated but at that time, all the comments on the articles were hate comments.... Since when has one million won been an amount where it deserved mockery; If you have enough money to mock one million won, go donate instead of leaving hate comments. If you're looking down at that amount because you never worked and made that much, I really have nothing to say to you ㅋㅋ 

5. [+1389 / -13] Sigh - last time when Henry was looking for a new place, seeing how Kian told him to make sure to check the certified copy of register, it seems like he has a bad experience with real estate... Why are you bothering uhljang with hate comments when he did a good deed with donating ㅠㅠ

Original Source (MBC via Naver): Kyung Soo Jin is moved by her homemade makgeolli?! My homemade makgeolli... It's so tasty...!

1. [+356 / -42] People who are shitting on Kyung Soo Jin are showing their true colors/personality. I think it's cool that she lives so diligently

2. [+341 / -33] Even as a fellow woman watching, she's the type that's really hardworking... She's easygoing and she's pretty even if she doesn't glam up

3. [+328 / -27] Of course it's easy and comfortable to buy and eat it but I think it tastes even tastier because she climbed the mountain and she worked hard on making it while sweating 👏👏

4. [+261 / -30] Whether it's scripted or not, she has good handy work skills and I think it's certain that she has a hardworking personality...

5. [+242 / -28] I think she's really a hardworking person 

Original Source (MBC via Naver TV): Hwasa's new home enters! Moved to a new place due to safety?!

1. [+1940 / -19] Please don't be curious about where her home is and don't go looking for the place. She moved because of security... I hope people will respect her privacy ㅠㅠ

2. [+1476 / -11] No but why are these crazy people trying to find their homes

3. [+1224 / -36] Hwasa is really young and rich, she's cool. She reached the top on her own and succeeded at a young age, she's cool

4. [+1075 / -16] I was a bit uneasy by the fact that they showed the terrace in today's episode...  I wish they would blur out the outside ㅠㅠ (t/n: tbh, that's what I was thinking... like why would you show her entire neighborhood if she moved due to privacy reasons)

5. [+971 / -10] Let's respect their privacy....... 

It's my first time ever doing a recap ㅠㅠ
I hope it wasn't too difficult or boring to read ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
Ever since Naver disabled comments on their entertainment news, I was worried about what type of content I should bring to the blog and I decided to spice it up by trying a recap!
I hope y'all enjoyed reading it and got a detailed grasp/better sense of the episode ㅠㅠ
I put some references in the post so that it made sense and also added some of the thoughts I had while watching!
Hope y'all enjoyed it!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

[I Live Alone Episode 335 Roundup + Naver TV Comments] Lee Jang Woo bonds with Kian84 + former idol Taesaja's Kim Hyung Joon shows his life as a deliveryman

Nationwide ratings for episode 335 that aired on February 28: 11.4% (cr. Naver TV)

1. [+3038 / -19] He's cool.. I liked it because it felt like I was watching my next door neighbor, my friend, or even me.. Most of us live like that.. Rather than things like us meeting up with our friends and having parties, traveling, or doing leisure sports - the thing shown in today's episode was more relatable to our daily lives. Above all, a member from another group is stirring controversy for wanting to keep his pride because of his popularity from his former years but on the other hand, I really liked him(Kim Hyung Joon) because he really doesn't glam himself up, he's modest, and honest. I hope he ends up doing well. My dad once said this, "Even if you don't have money, you can earn it. And even if you have it, you can end up losing it. But the most important thing is sincerity. That's all you need. That's enough!!!"   

2. [+2153 / -11] This is what a real daily life is... Kim Hyung Joon was funny ㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+1607 / -9] This hyung-nim is what you call genuine YOLO and not a concept. I think he's really living life and enjoying it... After Lee Sung Woo's appearance, it's been a while since I've legitimately enjoyed watching Rainbow Live. I want to live life that optimistically ㅠㅠ

4. [+897 / -8] It was relatable and I liked it because it felt like the lifestyle of a regular person

5. [+714 / -31] I hope Kim Hyung Joon becomes a fixed cast member - from all the celebrities in the past, he wasn't fake and it was comfortable to watch :) I hope more people like him come out on the show

6. [+669 / -44] Taesaja did everything in today's episode,, Lee Jang Woo, Im Soo Hyang, Kyung Soo Jin are hella boring and I'm hella tired of them. Stop coming out, they set up a concept too harshly and it's gross to see them wrapping up [an image],,

1. [+17455 / -90] Everyone has their time but as a member of Taesaja who at one point of their life they were a influential celebrity, I bet it must've been difficult to reveal his current state in life. It makes me think that he's a really positive person. In a world where there's a lot of people lately who show off, him being honest and sincere is moving. 

2. [+14531 / -78] My husband is also a delivery man. These days, because of the coronavirus, there's been an increase in deliveries ㅜㅜ He goes out to work at dawn and returns at night. Before I met my husband, I didn't realize how difficult doing deliveries were... After going with him to work for a couple of times, I found myself naturally saying that I respect it (his work)... While doing this job, he would hear all types of things while making deliveries... When he didn't even do anything wrong ㅜㅜ All he's doing is the delivery ㅜㅜ I would like to thank you if you can say at least a few nice things..
↪ [+424 / -4] Thank you always, I respect you!!!

3. [+10832 / -936] This right here is the whole point of 'I Live Alone'. People like Park Narae have become a top level celebrity all throughout Korea. Instead of celebrities like her, they need to switch it out to celebrities who are actually struggling.
↪ [+1095 / -59] ㅋㅋ I get what you're saying but a variety show should be like a variety show (entertaining). If you want to watch a documentary of celebrities struggling by, watch 'Screening Humanity'
↪ [+271 / -30] I get what you're trying to say but if you want to see things like that (celebrities struggling), go watch 'Screening Humanity' or 'Human Documentary: People are Good'
↪ [+496 / -6] Park Narae also rose to the top from that time (t/n: when she wasn't as popular or successful) but today's episode was really fresh and realistic

4. [+6349 / -54] It almost felt all the same because people were doing daily lifestyles to show off on 'I Live Alone' but I'll look forward to Kim Hyung Joon's episode!

5. [+2590 / -44] The fact that we get to see him on 'I Live Alone' ㅜㅠㅜㅠㅜ It's so nice to see you *cry*

1. [+646 / -5] Actually this was the best scene in today's episode ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+589 / -9] Seriously Kian is pulling 'I Live Alone' by its throat ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ (t/n: they're saying that Kian is the one pulling/carrying the show)  

3. [+468 / -8] This is why people say that the day Kian84 leaves 'I Live Alone' the show's ratings will plunge.

4. [+432 / -4] Ah ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ As expected, Kian-nim doesn't disappoint ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ ah it's so funny ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+394 / -6] This part was the funniest today ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ As expected, Kian ㅋㅋㅋ It's a legendary scene ㅋㅋ

1. [+780 / -4] This is seriously a real delivery ㅋㅋㅋㅋ It doesn't look like they were faking it, so my Prime orders get delivered like this 

2. [+702 / -3] Who would've thought that we would see deliveries being made on variety shows - it was so refreshing and fun

3. [+673 / -3] A person who once was a top celebrity now making deliveries as a job is a rare thing but him showing that he's happy is on his mentality. Looking past what he's doing as his job, his idol juniors need to learn from his way of thinking.

4. [+644 / -3] You're cool - you're even cooler because you're not being pretentious

5. [+558 / -5] His personality is of a super insider, I'm being hit by it ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

When Kian and Lee Jang Woo were bonding with one another about their field trips to ski resorts during elementary school and the other members couldn't relate to it LOLOL
It was so cute when the little kid asked Kian, "When is Kian84 going to get here?" LOLOLOLOL
And when the kid helped Kian recover from his many falls and he just said, "It's my birthday today" and Kian skied away after coolly saying, "Happy birthday~"
Look at him trying to be all chic LOL

I also loved when Kian immediately said, "So this is a business [meeting]" when Lee Jang Woo mentioned that he started a production company LOL

I really enjoyed Kim Hyung Joon's episode too
I agree with the commenters who praised him because I bet it wasn't an easy decision to make when it came to revealing his new career when he was once a popular celebrity...
He works really hard and I'm really happy to see him being proud of his work
When he was watching travel videos while eating his meal ㅠㅠ
Literally reminded me during my first month of work because I was planning on traveling with my friend to Korea but I couldn't cause I got hired so I would always watch Korea travel vlogs while eating ㅠㅠ
This was a really refreshing episode


I'm finally up to date with all of the I Live Alone episodes~

[I Live Alone Episode 334 Roundup + Naver TV Comments] Henry goes house hunting + Jun Hyun Moo gives Kian84 a lesson on public speaking

Nationwide ratings for episode 334 that aired on February 21: 11.0% (cr. Naver TV)

1. [+2630 / -234] It's not like Jun Hyun Moo is a criminal or something, why can't he come out? ㅋ

2. [+2106 / -124] Ah the golden days [of I Live Alone] was Hyun Moo, Narae, Si Eon, Henry, Hye Jin, and Kian ㅜ 
↪ [+115 / -4] I agree~~ The members that went on the trip to Jeju Island were the golden days of 'I Live Alone'~ ㅜ The year when Jun Hyun Moo won daesang~ ㅠ

3. [+1747 / -57] Please stop leaving hate comments. Go leave hate comments on people who do drugs, gamble, and have DUIs. I like both Han Hye Jin and Jun Hyun Moo and it's okay if they come out every other week and it's nice for them to come out every so often like this so don't say that it's better if one or the other comes out because a fight will break out ㅋㅋ Why would they just make one of them a fixed member, think about it 

4. [+1611 / -204] As expected, he's Jun Hyun Moo.. I hope he comes out often!

5. [+1254 / -65] Hyun Moo and Kian's chemistry was fun indeed

6. [+581 / -57] As expected of Jun Hyun Moo... You kinda feel a sense of stability on 'I Live Alone'...

1. [+1758 / -150] As expected, it's fun when Kian comes out ㅎ

2. [+1664 / -128] It became somewhat sentimental because Jun Hyun Moo came out, it was a show he did for four years, I bet he feels sad about it too ㅠㅠ

3. [+1255 / -81] Kian84 is clumsy and goofy but he's charming. The people who are shitting on him are active so that's why he only sees that (hate comments) but I hope you know that there are fans who are hiding but they are supporting you and enjoy you

4. [+1149 / -209] Lately, there has only been boring people so it looks like Hyun Moo God came out to revive the show ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+964 / -80] Kian84's episodes are seriously always fun!!!! It's my healing time!!! Don't get hurt over hate comments and be happy!!!!!!!!!!!

t/n: Here is a link to the YouTube video for readers who have playback issues with Naver TV!

1. [+293 / -1] I feel like there's only good people around Henry~ As expected, good people gather around good people

2. [+237 /-2] Agnes is so charming ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+222 / -2] Even his friends all look good-hearted, like Henry~ ㅎ

4. [+165 / -0] "Do men not slip?" ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ (t/n: during this episode, Henry was visiting his friend at their place in Itaewon and the members were worried because the friend's neighborhood is really hilly and they were worried about slipping on snowy days and Henry said, "I'm a man" and Lee Si Eon responded, "Do men not slip?" LOLOL)

5. [+138 / -3] It's been a while since Henry came out on the show, it's nice to see~~ ♡  

t/n: Here is a link to the YouTube video for readers who have playback issues with Naver TV!

1. [+778 / -7] His panic disorder is that severe to the point where he has to take medicine like that but... I feel like the harsh criticism he receives for one mistake can be more detrimental to his disorder.

2. [+648 / -9] So there was a misunderstanding like that. Chairman Jun felt bad about it and I'm getting all choked up because you can tell that he was surprised 😢

3. [+619 / -6] It (his panic disorder) must be really severe ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ Jun Hyun Moo asked him to speak because he knew that Kian was good at speaking ㅠㅠㅠㅠ Honestly, my heart hurts...

4. [+574 / -3] Please stop leaving hate comments ㅠㅠ If he makes the slightest mistake, y'all leap on him like hyenas.. I hope he quickly recovers from the panic disorder.

5. [+369 / -2] Look at the medicines,, ㅠ My heart hurts,,, ☹️😭😭😭😭😭😭

It's nice to see Hyun Moo again ㅠㅠ
I agree with the comments, it's not like he committed a crime so he shouldn't receive hate comments for coming out on a show that he's helped grow for four years
I think the show just handled Hye Jin and Hyun Moo's breakup as best as they can and people naturally chose teams
Seeing JHM getting apologetic and reflecting about what he did at the awards show and feeling bad about putting attention on Kian because he didn't realize it would trigger his panic disorder that severely ㅠㅠ
I MISS THE OG TEAM ㅠㅠㅠㅠ Take us back to the Jeju Island days ㅠㅠ

Agnes (Henry's friend) has a really nice place!
The interior design and the view from her place was really aesthetic!