Even under one house that has a 24-hour public surveillance, Big Bang's G-dragon and SNSD's Kim Taeyeon effectively avoided each other. How can they keep the past from hunting them when they would live together in a house surveilled by 200 cameras, their every move, every word, captured for a daily broadcast? And as if the situation wasn't bad enough... Taeyeon's presence still took Jiyong's breath away... And Jiyong's smile still made Taeyeon's heart skip a beat.
MBC proudly presents the biggest project in the history of Korean television. Hosted by Yoo Jaesuk, Jung Hyungdon, and Park Myungsoo, HOUSE OF TWENTYSOMETHINGS promises to be the most exciting television event yet. What will happen when you make 10 young celebrities cohabitate under one house? How will the top celebrities behave under pressure while being watched 24/7?
Ten outstanding celebrities in their 20s would go under a series of difficult tasks, activities, and events that will test their strength, patience, analytical skills, leadership qualities, and emotional capabilities. For 100 days, the young celebrity icons would undergo various tests for one ultimate goal - to survive and be voted as Korea's Ultimate Icon.
HOUSE OF TWENTYSOMETHINGS would become the talk of the town for various reasons.
It would house the biggest young celebrities with national statuses.
It would produce challenging tasks and charitable goals that engaged the viewers.
The housemates would echo the sentiments of the 10-30's generation.
The show would feature endless friendships, from bromances to love lines, up to love-hate relationships, between the young celebrities.
There were ten big names in the show, ten respectable careers, ten prolific artists, all with their respective fandoms. Yet of all the biggest names that would be gathered, the viewers and netizens would be quick to observe only ONE thing:
Why are Big Bang's G-dragon and SNSD's Kim Taeyeon avoiding each other?
HOUSE OF TWENTYSOMETHINGS would break records for TV ratings, advertisements, streaming, downloads, online feedback and fandom activity. In the end, who would be voted as Korea's Ultimate Icon from these young celebrity heavyweights?
Kim Soohyun, 27
Movie & TV Icon
Moon Geunyoung, 28
Yoo Seungho, 22
Bae Suzy, 21
Movie & TV Icon
Kim Woobin, 26
Fashion & TV Icon
Park Soojoo, 29
Park Taehwan, 26
Kim Yuna, 25
Kwon Jiyong/G-Dragon, 27
Music & Fashion Icon
Kim Taeyeon, 26
Would love find its way inside the house?
While inside the house, would the icons hurt the people outside?
Would the past crawl its way in their lives, watched by many?
Would the public approve?
And who would be the ULTIMATE ICON?
CEO Kim Youngmin explained:
"To rehabilitate your ruined image as a result of your careless dating, we signed you up for MBC's new reality show. Review these documents and scripts. You have no other choice but to join this program and do your best. You don't have to win the grand prize. Just project a positive image so the public will like you and SNSD again."
CEO Yang Hyunsuk shared:
"YG is in a really bad shape, PR-wise. We need to do the same thing we did in 2012: send G-Dragon to variety shows. Your personality, when exposed to the public, always becomes widely-loved and positively received. The public can relate to your humility, respectfulness, hardwork and determination. You are the key to rehabilitate YG's image, so we already signed the contract to have you as a permanent cast of MBC's new variety show."
"Who else is in it?" both idols asked, in different place and time, talking to different CEOs.
The CEOs' answers almost had the same content. Something along the lines of, "The PDs refuse to give us names, but they assured none of the other nine casts would conflict with our company or your group's image."
"Why is it a secret?" the idols followed up.
"It's a top-secret project, and is said to be a revolutionary non-fiction TV program. As an icon of this generation, you should be honored you were chosen."
With the decision being made by the top executives of SM and YG Entertainment, the two idols didn't exactly have the choice to turn the project down. And so when D-day came, both Kim Taeyeon and Kwon Jiyong were surprised to see each other inside the house.
So much for not being in conflict with each other's image.
"Holy , what is she doing here? Oh god, I have to turn my back on this or we'd be found! Kiko's going to watch this. . . !"
"Oh shoot, Baekhyun will see this. What should I do? Is it too late to turn away? Oh my God, help me!"
How long can they keep appearances for the public? How can they keep the past from hunting them when they would live together in a house that was surveilled by 200 cameras? How can they pretend they only met now when their every move, every word, were captured and edited for a daily narrative and broadcast?
Heartbeat. Heartbeat. Heartbeat.
And as if the situation wasn't bad enough... Taeyeon's presence still took Jiyong's breath away... And Jiyong's smile still made Taeyeon's heart skip a beat.
Even after all this time...
Inspired by the following copyrighted materials:
The Amazing Race
We Got Married
And so many other survival reality shows!
FOR THE LOVE OF GTAE, HECK YEAH!