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Nationwide ratings (Nielsen) @ 6.4% for the 1st episode of ‘Human Condition 2’ broadcast on 3rd January 2015. This is a 1.1% increase from the last episode of the season 1 (5.3%).
The challenge for the 6 members team for this season is going back to rural living for 3 days without the 5 present day conveniences of car, internet, money, rubbish and phone.
After the 6 members had become acquainted with each other over breakfast and while on the bus to their destination, Eun Ji Won had asked Sang Hyun when the wedding would be held. I think the concern being that filming might clash with the date. Probably he meant it as a joke when he proposed that since this is the ‘Human Condition’, Sang Hyun should have a wedding without the bride.
Of course that did not make sense for Sang Hyun. When Eun Ji Won again repeated that he shouldn’t have the wedding, Sang Hyun shot back with ‘You also had a wedding!’ which must have been a bit sensitive for Ji Won as he had gone through a divorce in 2012. But the moment passed as they were laughing again together.
Their destination for countryside living in Paju which happens to be where Sang Hyun’s parents are living.
Though the house they were assigned to seems nice on the outside, they soon found out otherwise as they were informed of their challenge of living without the 5 conveniences.
Getting their allowance after giving up their wallets and what is their minimal cost of living allowance?
A measly 5000 won.
Since minimal rubbish is one of the conditions, each of them got back the thrash they had disposed off earlier. Their rubbish for 3 days would be weighed and there would be a penalty should it exceed 1 kg, but an award will be given if it’s less than that. They could not believe that even the food waste was returned to them and would be included.
Before surrendering their mobile phones, they were given 5 minutes to make a last call and everyone got busy.
Not surprisingly, Sang Hyun’s text message was to Maybee whose nickname on his phone is BiBi. He was telling her that he would not have use of the phone for 3 days and her reply was to keep in contact when he’s able to do so, and to take care.
As Sang Hyun had said, this would be the first time for him to be without his mobile for 3 days. In response to Ji Won’s question what he does a lot of with his mobile, he replied that it’s texting and selcas with Maybee.