tvN’s “Hometown Flex” is a brand new selection program that follows Lee Seung Gi and Cha Tae Hyun round numerous cities in Korea as they meet up with celebrities who grew up there to assist introduce them to the world.
On the July 12 premiere, Lee Seung Gi and Cha Tae Hyun took the KTX to Busan Station the place they met up with Busan locals Simon Dominic, Jang Hyuk, and Lee Si Eon. The producing director (PD) defined this system to them saying, “‘Hometown Flex’ is a range program the place native representatives take Seoul natives round numerous cities and showcase what the cities have to supply.”
The Busan natives have been requested to talk in their Busan dialect and Jang Hyuk defined, “It’s awkward. I used to make use of it rather well, however after residing in Seoul for 26 years, my dialect finally ends up turning into Seoul speech.” He continued, “The Busan dialect is determined by your technology. Once you study the emotion, you get the texture for it.” Simon Dominic jokingly commented, “How are you able to clarify the dialect so properly…whenever you aren’t superb at it?”
Jang Hyuk later prompt pork and rice soup for their first meal, and the group headed off to his favourite restaurant. However, they have been shocked by the producers’ sudden proposal of a contest, with solely the profitable group with the ability to eat, making Simon Dominic remark, “If I knew it was like this, I wouldn’t have joined this program.”
Despite having prompt the restaurant, Jang Hyuk received the primary quiz improper, and solely Lee Seung Gi and Cha Tae Hyun got the possibility to eat.
After consuming, the group formally started their journey round Busan. Simon Dominic shared, “I didn’t know a lot whereas residing in Busan. I by no means went to Haeundae and didn’t actually go to the Gwangan seashore, however after working in Seoul, I started to overlook Busan.”
Their first cease was Taejongdae, a pure park in Busan with cliffs overlooking the ocean. Despite the warmth warning, Jang Hyuk insisted on a scorching latte, and Lee Seung Gi commented with fun, “I really feel so safe going with locals.” However, as they strenuously climbed the steps, Cha Tae Hyun exclaimed, “I’m not letting you guys get away with this if the view isn’t superb.”
For lunch, the producers gave them a mission to get chopsticks from the shop on the cliff. With a three-set seafood meal on the road, the Seoul group received as soon as once more. They even received the following mission and teased the Busan group by saying, “We wish to cease consuming. We’re so full.”
Through a particular alternative, Simon Dominic lastly received to eat, and he prompt that Jang Hyuk and Lee Si Eon eat with him. While they have been consuming, Lee Si Eon talked about his admiration for Jang Hyuk whereas rising up, sharing, “I actually wished to develop into such as you. In my neighborhood, there have been all the time so many rumors about you having lived there.”
After visiting a restaurant overlooking the Yeongdo District at Lee Si Eon’s request, the group head to the Pusan National University Station. Simon Dominic defined his reference to the place saying, “When I used to be in eighth grade, I went to a reside bar in Busan,” crediting the proprietor there for getting him into breakdancing and rap.
The reside bar was a non-alcoholic nightclub sooner or later, and Simon Dominic shared that he stopped visiting. He additionally talked about all the time practising his rap below the bridge beside Busan Station, and he placed on a efficiency of “Simon Dominic,” which he created in his hometown.
After a mini fan signal below the bridge, Simon Dominic visited the membership the place he bumped into the bar proprietor he talked about earlier. Seeing him for the primary time in 20 years, he actually revealed, “When I used to be youthful, I used to be so upset that the reside bar was a non-alcoholic nightclub.”
Greeting many others from his previous for the primary time in 20 years, Simon Dominic shed some tears one of many part-time staff on the time commented, “I nonetheless bear in mind clearly the Ki Seok (Simon Dominic’s delivery identify) who opened the door and walked in.”
tvN’s “Hometown Flex” airs on Sundays at 10:50 p.m. KST.
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