SBS ‘Law Of The Jungle In Micronesia’

LOTJ
http://star.mt.co.kr/view/stview.php?no=2015042106230427883&outlink=2&SVEC
1st to 4th row, from left to right:
Yoon Sang Hyun, Bae Soo Bin, Eun Ji Won
Kim Byung Man, Ryu Dam, Ryu Seung Su
Kang Nam (M.I.B), Park Han Byeol, Lee Jung Jin
Jeong Jin Woon (2AM), Kim Da Som (Sistar), Yi Yi Kyung
That was fast but certainly welcomed news that Sang Hyun together with Ji Won will be taking part in another variety show ‘Laws Of The Jungle In Micronesia’ which would be broadcast sometime in May. The rest of the 12 member casts are as above, with Kim Byung Man and Ryu Dam being the fixed cast members. Filming of the 1st episode will take place on 27th April on Yap Island which is located in the western Caroline Islands, east of Mindanao in the Philippines.
I’ve not heard of this reality-documentary variety show but seems it was first aired in October 2011 and already in its 4th season. The concept of this reality show is on jungle survival skills where the casts travel to primitive places and experience life with the natives and local tribes. Judging from the previous episodes, the duration of each show is around 2 months before a change is made for both cast members and location. 
Program homepage  http://program.sbs.co.kr/builder/programMainList.do?pgm_id=00000353336

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17 Responses to SBS ‘Law Of The Jungle In Micronesia’

  1. Henrietta says:

    Of course, glad to know that Sang Hyun will start appearing in another variety show. However this new show is different from HC2 and thus required a lot of outdoor firmings and exercises. On one hand, I am glad to see that Sang Hyun is willing to take new challenge, but on the other hand, I worry about his health, he always said he felt tired easily. Would he be able to finish the filming of the show as scheduled? Sang Hyun fighting, we always support you.

    • juleecwk says:

      Yes, I heard from a friend who had watched an ep of Law of the Jungle that filming is tough for the casts. Just like you, I’m also concerned whether SH is able to rough it out for 2 months outdoor filming. When I was checking out the past eps of this show, it seems SH’s good friend Kim Kwang Gyu was in one of the season 1 shows and he had to return early due to declining health. In another show from season 2, one of the cast also had to return home early due to an injury. So it does seem unpredictable but hope for the best.

      Talking about SH’s tiredness, he was exhausted in last Sat’s ep of HC2 during his mission with Raina in babysitting, having to play with 2 active kids and bringing them out, he was so tired that he fell asleep on the sofa after that. I’m still doing the write-up of ep 15 which I will be posting up soon.

      • Henrietta says:

        Yes, he felt tired after babysitting and fell asleep. I watched the Chinese version from a China website. But I also enjoy reading your write-up, I watch it every time, thank you. One more thought, why SH is willing to leave Maybee for so long to go filming at the Island. He could not fly back home so easily like HC2. Because … Something wrong with the couple?? I hope not…..Or because he wants to earn more money …. Then act in a drama is better ….?…?.

      • juleecwk says:

        I suppose sometimes it’s unavoidable to be away from home due to work commitments. Out of curiosity I did a check using Mindanao since it’s roughly the same distance from Seoul which indicated a 4 hour flight so it’s not really so far from home. Most likely filming doesn’t really last 2 months as the show is broadcast once a week so they can complete all the filming over a certain period.

        If it’s not about jungle survival, I think the islands would be a lovely and relaxing place for a getaway. MB could perhaps join SH there for a romantic holiday after filming is done 🙂

  2. sheeprondo says:

    l always feel that Sang Hyun is not made for variety shows. He is much more charming in dramas. How I wish to see him in another drama like Queen of Housewives or Take Care of My Lady!

    • juleecwk says:

      I was actually hoping that since HC2 had ended, SH could consider doing a drama for 2nd half of this year. But looks like he is still keen on taking part in variety shows. I suppose we can still hope that he would take on another drama soon, and hope it will be a good one.

  3. Lichi lisy says:

    I think that he’ll return to the dramas next year. :(. I’ll wait for you, oppa! 😉 ❤

  4. Lily says:

    I’m not that thrilled about SH’s participation in this show, mainly because of his fettle, as we know that he complained of his knee’s injury which keep him away from hiking so he was unable to lose weight as he wished or others health problems. Anyway he must be very caring with his knee if he wants to play with his kids in the future and not only see them running sitting on bench, also he is newlywed and I thought that his wife is the first priority as he said that they will travel together after the wedding, but I think they need a lot of money to accomplish their life plans, he knows better. Wish him good health and brave heart on this challenge.

    • juleecwk says:

      I was a bit surprised that SH was so tired after babysitting the 2 kids in last Sat’s ep of HC2. And this is merely an experience of looking after 2 active kids for a few hours(?). When it comes to being a real parent, it’s going to involve a lot more time and work especially with babies. So I hope he will be fine when it comes to his little ones.

      I was talking with a friend about this variety show LOTJ, it seems the filming is not over a long period and could be completed around 2-3 weeks? With 1 ep per week over 2 months, it would be about 8-9 episodes? Think we can check up on the previous seasons of LOTJ to confirm. So SH doesn’t have to be away from home that long.

      This filming away from home is probably not part of his original plan but with this new show as the alternative to HC2, his plans had to be changed. But SH should know best what he would like to do so even though we can’t help being concerned for him, let’s cheer for him 🙂

      • Lily says:

        It’s a tough tough reality show and SH will lose weight (for sure 🙂 ) because of continuing hungry and the extreme situations, which he will need to face it out. Wish him luck and fewer “damages” possible.

  5. Zsuzsanna says:

    In Hungary there were some similar reality show, two in the jungle of Argentina and one in South Africa. If this show is similar to them, it won’t be easy for the participants… There the circumstances were very hard, they had to eat bugs, worms and eyes… and had to stay in a box where there were many snakes, giant cockroach or spiders… If they didn’t fulfill their tasks, they didn’t get foods… Or being in the jungle alone for 5 hours during the night and you can hear terrible sound and noises, like shouting of animals.. So it was really tough and noone can hide his realy personality!
    I think SH can eat anything and can solve any problems, but how he will bear the hard physical challenges or ordeals, well, I don’t know as his physical and health form and fitness seem to be no so well… But who knows, perhaps he will sleep a lot.. 😀 He likes to eat and he eats very much, so, I think that would be a big challenge for him! 😀 By the way, he should be careful with mosquitoes, they are the most dangerous!!! I hope he has the necessary vaccinations!!!
    I won’t accept such an invitation, but I am sure they will be paid surely well! I am sure that’s why he has undertaken this role in the reality show.
    And for Henrietta’s qualm: In Hungary we say: The basis of a long marriage is being faraway many times from the spouse! 😀 Otherwise, the proverb doesn’t say if this is the way to a happy marriage… 😀 If they will have child soon, for a pregnant woman it’s not so easy and healthy to travel by air…

    • juleecwk says:

      Maybe we should check out the previous ep of this variety show to find out how tough it is. Quite a number of the participants are celebrities so I wouldn’t expect the format to be too extreme, but still it’s probably not as easy as the usual shows.

      As for that saying, perhaps it’s akin to ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’. I suppose it would also depend on the individuals, some couples might believe in doing everything together and some might not mind occasionally doing their own thing.

      Do you think she’s pregnant? 🙂

      • Zsuzsanna says:

        I was talking about a hungarian reality show from the Jungle and they were all celebrities! And they were doing many things. I think eating raw material, like eyes… could be terrible, I would never taste it, they are unable to pay so much for me!!!

        His aim was having children asap! I think that 4 days/week at home was enough to do what they had to do. 😀 Although, there are many people who needs only one ocassion, but we have to admit any of them are too young, so… I hope so… If he got married at last I would like to see his children the earlier the better!!!
        Otherwise, it was funny to see how terribly tired he was from playing with children only some hours… 😀 I think he could be the best “child” as he could sleep immediately without hesitating, while the others were running round and round, mainly the boy, like a merry-go-round! 😀 I would have liked to caress SH’s lovely face when he was sleeping on the couch! 😀 .As I see nothing was important for him, neither the children, nor his female team member, only the sleeping… It was just like a typical still life from the Yoon family from the future! 😀

      • juleecwk says:

        If I’m not mistaken, Sang Hyun had once mentioned that he has to take medication for some liver problem? And recently he had mentioned his knee hurting. Hope he will take better care of his health and that all will be well when taking part in the new show.

        Hope there would be good news soon about babies 🙂

  6. Henrietta says:

    LOTJ is now showing in HKTV (I do not know which year, may be 2013 or 2014). The mission in those episodes I saw was very tough. They have to go into the jungle to find food, to kill live sheep for food, to climb up rocks, and even volcano, which need a lot of energy. Hope SH can manager it. Be a brave man. Or may be this time they change the style, members are only required to relax on the beach, to enjoy the sunshine. SH knew how to swim? Haha!

    • juleecwk says:

      You make me LOL with your suggested change of the show’s format. Relax on the beach hahaha 😀
      SH can’t swim and he’s afraid of being in deep water.
      Are they really required to kill a live animal? Eek, I don’t like to see that.
      Perhaps they could fish instead, that wouldn’t be so bad.

  7. Mimi says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing the show but please oppa , take care of yourself and health … we need you glowing happiness on us … Honestly I want to see you in a new drama but it’s ok and wonderful to see you every week .. We’re waiting for the biggest happiness when the baby comes .. 😀 we love you and support forever ❤

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