Real Men (TV series)

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Real Men
Real Men TV series poster.jpeg
Promotional image
Genre Reality television
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 187
Production
Running time 90 minutes
Release
Original network MBC
Original release April 14, 2013 (2013-04-14) – November 27, 2016 (2016-11-27)
Chronology
Related shows Sunday Night
External links
Website www.imbc.com/broad/tv/ent/sundaynight/realman/realman_i/

Real Men (Hangul진짜 사나이; RRJinjja Sanai) is a South Korean variety show featuring eight male celebrities as they experience life in the military, which is mandatory for all Korean men for two years. The show debuted on MBC on April 14, 2013, as part of the Sunday Night programming block. The last episode of season 2 aired in November 27, 2016.

The original cast members were Kim Su-ro, Mir, Ryu Soo-young, Sam Hammington, Seo Kyung-suk and Son Jin-young.[1] Jang Hyuk and Park Hyung-sik later joined the cast.[2][3]

Mir left the show in June 2013. Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young and Jang Hyuk left the show in February 2014 and were replaced by Chun Jung-myung, Park Gun-hyung, K.Will, and Henry Lau.[4][5]

Male cast members[edit]

Female cast members[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Season 2[edit]

Navy NCO special[edit]

Member Debut date End date
Seo In-young July 25, 2016 October 16, 2016
Lee Si-young
Sol Bi
Seo Ji-soo

Episodes[edit]

# Title Episodes Members Airdate Starring
1 White Horse Army Base (백마부대)
(Filmed on March 25–30, 2013)
Episode 1 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Mir, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young April 14, 2013 Wheesung
2 Episode 2 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Mir, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young April 21, 2013 -
3 Episode 3 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Mir, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young April 28, 2013 -
4 Episode 4 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Mir, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young May 5, 2013 -
5 Hwaryong Army Base (화룡부대)
(Filmed on April 23–28, 2013)
Episode 5 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Mir, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young May 12, 2013 -
6 Episode 6 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Mir, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young May 19, 2013 -
7 Episode 7 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Mir, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young May 26, 2013 -
8 Episode 8 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Mir, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young June 2, 2013 Girl's Day
9 Steel Division,
Sea Dragon Army Base (강철사단 해룡연대)
(Filmed on May 27-June 1, 2013)
New members: Janghyuk and Park Hyungsik
Episode 9 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Mir, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik June 9, 2013 -
10 Episode 10 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington , Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik June 16, 2013 -
11 Episode 11 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington , Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik June 23, 2013 -
12 Episode 12 [a] Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik June 30, 2013 2EYES
13 Cheongryong Army Base (청룡대대)
(Filmed on June 25–29, 2013)
Episode 13 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik July 7, 2013 -
14 Episode 14 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik July 14, 2013 -
15 Episode 15 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik July 21, 2013 -
16 Episode 16 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik July 28, 2013 Rainbow
17 Ikija 'We will win!' Army Base (이기자부대)
(Filmed on June 25–29, 2013)
(Kim Sooro removed from this army base because his shoulder is hurt)
Episode 17 Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik August 4, 2013 -
18 Episode 18 Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik August 11, 2013 -
19 Episode 19 Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik August 18, 2013 -
20 Episode 20 Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik August 25, 2013 -
21 Episode 21 Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik September 1, 2013 -
22 Episode 22 Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik September 8, 2013 Sistar, Kim Tae-woo
23 Military Police (수도방위사령부)
(Filmed on June 25–29, 2013)
(Kim Sooro joins 'Real Man' again, Ryu Sooyoung didn't participate ep. 25-27)
Episode 23 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik September 15, 2013 -
24 Episode 24 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik September 22, 2013 -
25 Episode 25 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik September 29, 2013 -
26 Episode 26 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik October 6, 2013 -
27 Episode 27 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik October 13, 2013 Apink
28 NAVY Part 1
(Filmed on October 8–9, 2013)
6 Days 5 Nights sailing to 'East Sea' and Dokdo
Episode 28 [b] Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik October 20, 2013 2EYES, Park Eun-ji, Jung Joo-yeon (ko)
29 Episode 29 [c] Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik October 27, 2013 -
30 Episode 30 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik November 3, 2013 -
31 Episode 31 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik November 10, 2013 -
32 Episode 32 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik November 17, 2013 -
33 NAVY Part 2
(Filmed on November 12–18, 2013)
7 Days 6 Nights sailing around 'Pyeongtaek' and NLL (Northern Limit Line)
Episode 33 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik November 17, 2013 -
34 Episode 34 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik December 1, 2013 -
35 Episode 35 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik December 8, 2013 -
36 Episode 36 [d] Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik December 15, 2013 -
37 Baekgol Army Base (백골부대)
(Filmed December 10–14, 2013)
coldest base in Korea, and visit GOP(General out-post)
Episode 37 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik December 22, 2013 -
38 Episode 38 [e][f] Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik December 29, 2013 Sistar, Miss A
39 Episode 39 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik January 5, 2014 Dalshabet
40 Episode 40 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik January 12, 2014 -
41 Episode 41 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik January 19, 2014 -
42 Beonkae Army Base(번개부대)
'South Korea and USA Army Special Warfare Command'
(Filmed on January 14–18, 2014)
Janghyuk, Ryu Sooyoung, and Son Jinyoung's last episode
Episode 42 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik January 26, 2014 -
43 Episode 43 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik February 2, 2014 Ailee
44 Episode 44 Kim Su-ro, Seo Kyung-suk, Sam Hammington, Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young, Jang Hyuk, Park Hyung-sik February 9, 2014 -
159 6th Infantry Division 'BLUE STAR'
(6보병사단 '청성부대')
(Battle Buddy Special)
Episode 159 Jo Jae-yoon, Ryu Seung-soo, Park Chan-ho, Woo Ji-won, Got7 (Jackson Wang, BamBam), Lee Sang-ho (ko), Lee Sang-min (ko) May, 2016
160 Episode 160 Jo Jae-yoon, Ryu Seung-soo, Park Chan-ho, Woo Ji-won, Got7 (Jackson Wang, BamBam), Lee Sang-ho (ko), Lee Sang-min (ko) May, 2016
161 Episode 161 Jo Jae-yoon, Ryu Seung-soo, Park Chan-ho, Woo Ji-won, Got7 (Jackson Wang, BamBam), Lee Sang-ho (ko), Lee Sang-min (ko) May, 2016

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2013 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Male Newcomer Park Hyung-sik Won
Sam Hammington Won
Not Great at Much Award Won
Popularity Award Jang Hyuk Won
Popularity Award – MC Seo Kyung-seok Won
PD Award Won
Scriptwriter Award Shin Myung-ji Won
Star of the Year Ryu Soo-young Won
Son Jin-young Won
Top Excellence Award Kim Su-ro Won
Excellence Award Nominated
2014 MBC Entertainment Awards Excellence Award Park Gun-hyung Won
Seo Kyung-seok Won
Top Excellence Award Won
Popularity Award – MC Won
Friendship Award Won
Sam Hammington Won
Kim Su-ro Won
Top Excellence Award Nominated
Grand Prize (Daesang) Nominated
Best Male Newcomer Henry Lau Won
Star of the Year Ryu Soo-young Won
Son Jin-young Won
New Star Award Im Hyung-joon Won
Special Award Hong Eun-hee Won
Excellence Award Ra Mi-ran Won
Best Female Newcomer Lee Hyeri Won
2015 51st Baeksang Arts Awards Best Female Variety Performer Ahn Young-mi Nominated
MBC Entertainment Awards Best Female Newcomer Jessi Nominated
Amber Won
Best Male Newcomer Sleepy Won
Best Teamwork Award Real Men Season 2 - Female Edition 3 Won
Best Couple Award Kim Young-chul and Jung Gyu-woon Nominated
Special Award Jeon Mi-ra Won
Female Excellence Award - Variety Show Nominated
Sayuri Nominated
Kim Hyun-sook Won
Male Excellence Award - Variety Show Jung Gyu-woon Won
Popularity Award - Variety Show Kang Ye-won Won
Top Female Excellence Award - Variety Show Nominated
Ahn Young-mi Nominated
Lee Da-hee Nominated
Han Chae-ah Won
People's Choice - Best Entertainment Program Real Men Season 2 Nominated
Top Male Excellence Award - Variety Show Im Won-hee Nominated
Kim Young-chul Won
Grand Prize (Daesang) Nominated
2016 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Male Variety Performer Nominated
16th MBC Entertainment Awards Scriptwriter of the Year Lee Hae-young Won
Top Female Excellence Award in Variety Show Seo In-young Nominated
Male Excellence Award in Variety Show Heo Kyung-hwan Won
Male Rookie Award in Variety Show Park Chan-ho Won
Lee Si-eon Nominated
Jackson Wang Nominated
Female Rookie Award in Variety Show Lee Si-young Won

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 5 Original members got 'Pfc.' ranks
  2. ^ Training as Trainee Navy
  3. ^ Training on 'sailing ships'
  4. ^ Cooking competition and go to GOP
  5. ^ Christmas special
  6. ^ All the soldiers who have helped 'Real Man' members during the first six bases

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Sun-min (April 16, 2013). "Real Men gets off to good start". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ Kang, Jung-yeon (May 21, 2013). "Jang Hyuk to Join MBC Variety Show Real Man". TenAsia. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (June 20, 2013). "Ryu Soo Young Welcomes Jang Hyuk and ZE:A's Park Hyung Sik to Real Man". enewsWorld. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ Lee, Sun-min (February 8, 2014). "Real Men reshuffling cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ Lee, Sun-young (February 7, 2014). "Real Men adds four new cast members". The Korea Herald. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ Ahn Sung-mi (February 16, 2016). "Eight female stars enter military". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 

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