SBS’s Michuri 8 1000 returned for a second season last week on February 15, which has been reported to be even more exciting than before!

Current cast members:MC Yoo Jae Suk, Yang Se Hyung, Jang Do Yeon, Son Dam Bi, Song Kang, Im Soo Hyang, Kim Sang Ho, Kang Ki Young

Guest: Jeon So Min (episodes 1-2) 

Grand Prize: 10,000,000 KRW (~$10,000)

Brief background

Michuri 8 1000 aka Village Survival is an up and coming reality TV show where 8 people are given hints to solve a mystery within a time limit to win the reward (10,000,000 KRW). The first season aired on November 16, 2018 to December 21, 2018 and has returned for its second season.


Continuing after last week’s episode, the episode starts with the members preparing for dinner. The members in charge of dinner are Jeon So Min and Kang Ki Yong. [This reminds me of SBS’s Family Outing (2008-2010)!]

Someone found the check

As everyone heads out to search for the remaining hints, Jeon So Min wanders around confused with where to even find the clues when she finally solves her first hint in 12 hours. During this time, everyone except Jeon So Min has realized what all the hints are trying to say.

As everyone rushes back to look for the check (worth $10,000), it’s soon discovered to have already been taken. During this time, it is finally revealed who selected the red ball thus the person who chose where to hide the check.

Everyone guesses it is most likely Son Dam Bi who took the 10 million won check given her actions. Someone even shares they saw Son Dam Bi hanging around the location of the check.

However while Son Dam Bi is celebrating in exuberance for finding the check, she doesn’t know nearly everyone else is suspecting her.

Next Morning

The owner of the red ball is finally revealed to everyone’s surprise. Thus he can not take the money since it has already been discovered by someone.

Voting for the suspects commences, where Son Dam Bi gets everyone’s vote. Because 2 people found the check together, all the members need to vote for an additional suspect.

As a result, Son Dam Bi fails to take half the prize. Alternatively, the other suspected member Yang Se Hyung is proven to have not been in cahoots with Son Dam Bi.

Instead Son Dam Bi’s partner is announced to be….. Kang Ki Yong!

Next week’s teaser: The guest for next week is none other than Momoland’s Yeon Woo!

Brief Afterthoughts

This was the first time I watched this show due to the suggestion of my coworker at Kpoplove. It was by far more interesting than I anticipated and seems to be very promising! The show’s format reminds me a lot of SBS’s Family Outing that was also led by MC Yoo Jae Suk in the late 2000s. Gathering hints and searching for clues seems to be more complex and challenging than SBS’s Running Man. While the show still seems to be revising and adjusting its format based on demand, I’ll be looking forward to what the rest of the season has to offer.

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By Sara N


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