Line Up (TV series)
Line Up (Korean: 라인업) was a Korean television entertainment program, distributed by SBS. As of September, 2007, it had been aired on SBS as the tactics to compete against the most popular reality television program called Infinite Challenge broadcast during the same time slot on MBC.
The program is largely unscripted, and takes a similar form to challenge based Reality Television programs familiar in the West, but the challenges are often silly, absurd, or impossible to achieve, so that the program takes on the aspect of a satirical comedy variety show, rather than a more standard reality or contest program. To do that, as the 8 hosts and their staff continuously proclaim, the elements of this show are the 3-Ds(Dirty, Dangerous, Difficult), which is the greatest on Korean television program. Also many Korean will find this show more "Japan style". Unlike other Korean reality television shows, this show divides their casts into two major teams, called "Kyu Line" named after the leading MC "Lee Kyeong-Kyu" and "Yong Line" named after the MC "Kim Yong-Man".
- Lee Kyung Kyu - Old Kyung Kyu
The oldest and the leader of the team "Kyu Line". He is one of the longest running comedian on South Korean television who are still running a variety entertainment show on mainstream free-to-air network.
- Kim Gu-ra - Abusive Gura
He is one of the leading members of "Kyu Line". He is supposely loved by television audience for his direct speech and blunt remarks against other members and against the problems in society in general.
- Lee Yoon Suk - Professor Lee
He is one of the most smartest comedian in Korea, graduated from prestigious Yeon Sei University, and recently achieving PhD in Media and Communications at Chung-Ang University.
- Boom - Reporter Boom
He is one of the funniest character in "Kyu Line". He is known for his skill as a reporter in another Korean entertainment news show called "Section TV" broadcast on MBC. He is also a singer, and a former member for various K-pop idol groups.
- Kim Yong Man - 52nd Yong Man
He is the leader of the "Yong Line". He is known for his skills in hosting the host and for his witty comments.
- Shin Jung Hwan - Narrow shoulder man
He is a former member of K-pop duo called Country KoKo. He is known for his random talk, extreme narrow shoulder and his gigantic head size.
- Kim Kyung Min - Loner
He is a mate of the leader Kim Yong Man. He is known for being extremely unpopular among the audience and even within the members. His specialty is to make lame jokes and make the members detest against him.
- Yoon Jung Su - Shorty
He is a famous Korean comedian who is known for his short height. He is generally popular and well known although his characteristic in this show tends to make him a quiet person through the heavy manipulation and editing process.
- Lee Dong Woo
- Cho Won Suk
- Sol Bi