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Kim Jong-kook became the Sunday’s man with three shows on Sunday without make the viewers bored

Singer Kim Jong-kook became Sunday’s man. 

Following the existing entertainment shows “Running Man” and “My Little Old Boy,” he also met viewers with “Fluttering the Overcoat Hems.” His shows are dominating the small screen on Sunday.

MBC’s new variety show “Fluttering the Overcoat Hems,” starring Kim Jong-kook, first aired on July 10th. The entertainment show is about the wandering tour of singer Kim Jong-kook, actor Ji Hyun-woo, model Joo Woo-jae, actor Roh Sang-hyun, and national short track team member Hwang Dae-heon. Kim Jong-kook is playing the role of being the eldest in the program. According to Nielsen Korea, a ratings research company, the scene where Kim Jong-guk and Joo Woo-jae meet and quarrel in the first episode recorded the highest viewer rating of 4.5% per minute based on households in the metropolitan area.

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Kim Jong-kook expressed his burden of appearing on various programs on the same day at a production presentation ahead of the first broadcast of “Fluttering the Overcoat Hems.” “I’m afraid there’s a misunderstanding,” he said cautiously, and added, “I also think it’s a little too much to appear the whole đây on TV on Sunday. When I was first invited, the programming wasn’t supposed to be broadcast on Sunday.” He was worried about overlapping appearances. Kim Jong-guk said, “Fortunately, (my image in ‘Fluttering the Overcoat Hems’) is different from my image in ‘Running Man’. The roles are different, too. I am the eldest (in Fluttering the Overcoat Hems).”

Lim played the role of drama writer assistant Oh Woo-ri in “Woo-ri The Virgin.” In “Doctor Lawyer,” which aired around the same time, she played the role of prosecutor Geum Seok-young. 

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Kim Jong-kook’s burden can be a natural emotion. This is because some stars have drawn attention or decided to drop out due to their overlapping appearances. Lim Soo-hyang and Kim Yong-man are two of these stars. Around the same time, Lim appeared in SBS’ “Woo-ri The Virgin” and MBC’s “Doctor Lawyer.” 

Kim Yong-man dropped out of KBS2’s “Problem Child in House” to avoid appearing in overlapping shows. This is because “Problem Child in House” changed its broadcasting schedule from 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, while MBC Every1’s “South Korean Foreigners,” which he is hosting, will also air at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. As the time of the two programs overlapped, Kim Yong-man left “Problem Child in House.” Kim Jong-kook joined as a new cast member on his behalf.

However, Kim Jong-kook’s case is different from Lim Soo-hyang’s and Kim Yong-man’s. Lim is an actress who had to play the role of drama writer assistant Oh Woo-ri in “Woo-ri The Virgin,” and in “Doctor Lawyer,” she had to completely transform into prosecutor Geum Seok-young. The faces of the two characters were the same, but their speech and behavior were completely different, which confused some viewers. On the other hand, the programs starring Kim Jong-kook are variety shows, so there is no such concern. And unlike Kim Yong-man, his programs’ broadcasting schedules do not overlap. “Running Man” airs at 5 p.m., “Fluttering the Overcoat Hems” at 6:30 p.m. and “My Little Old Boy” at 9:05 p.m.

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Of course, viewers may feel bored if Kim Jong-kook’s roles in “Running Man,” “Fluttering the Overcoat Hems,” and “My Ugly Baby” are similar. However, as Kim Jong-guk assured, his appearance in each program was different. On July 10th, ‘Running Man’ Kim Jong-kook talked about exercise and enjoyed games with the members. In “Fluttering the Overcoat Hems,” he led the conversation and showed the leadership side. In “My Little Old Boy,” he showed off his chemistry with the members during a daily hearing. The three programs focused on games, travel, and daily life, respectively.

As he was recognized for his sense of humor by receiving the entertainment award at the 2020 SBS Entertainment Awards, it is natural that numerous love calls are pouring out to Kim Jong-kook. It unexpectedly happened that he appears in three programs on the same day, but Kim Jong-kook is wisely working through the situation by showing different aspects. Expectations are high for his future performance.

Source: Daum

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