I first watched Running Man after watching City Hunter. I had been swept away by the utter adorableness of Lee Kwang Soo and saw that he was a main cast member of Running Man. So I rushed over to DramaFever and started watching. I was utterly hooked after one episode. Though it wasn’t just because of my dongsaeng Kwang Soo or how much the show made me laugh like I was insane. If I’m honest, I kept coming back because I just could not get enough of watching Kim Jong Kook! Omo… what a gorgeous man. This Oppa definitely had me squeeing like any good fangirl should.
The more that I watched the more I found to enjoy about watching him. I mean come on look at that man. I really, really liked just watching him.
However, the more I saw the more I began to adore the man’s personality. Even though he’s built like Adonis, he seemed humble and shy even about his body. Every time another cast member made a joke or comment about his buff frame he’d laugh and look away demurely. Guh, that just made me squee all the more.
To add to that adorableness he has such a respectful nature about him. Even when they are in the middle of a fierce competition he can always be seen taking care of Song Ji Hyo and the other female guests. And it isn’t about screen time or the gag, it is just to be sure they are doing alright with all the physical and zaney stuff the show makes them do.
And then add to that his friendship with Kwang Soo! Guh be still my heart! On the show they are often at odds, however, in real life they are often seen attending events and weddings together. And in many interviews they’ve both stated that they are very close friends even spending the night at one another’s houses! I mean come one how cute is that!
So here’s in honor of my very first Oppa! Three cheers for Kim Jong Kook!!!