[일간스포츠=조연경 기자] The casting capability of I Live Alone crew and TAEYANG’s unique charm created a big synergy effect.
On the August 18th episode of MBC’s I Live Alone, TAEYANG revealed his love for pajamas and “dong grandpa” lifestyle. TAEYANG showed how he spends his time usually from having tea in the morning to gardening. It was different from the sexy charismatic TAEYANG on the stage.
According to Nielson Korea, the part 1 and 2 of the August 18th episode of I Live Alone recorded 9.4% and 11.4 % in viewer ratings, respectively. The show has had the highest viewer ratings among shows in the same time slot for 19 consecutive weeks. Also for nine weeks in a row, I Live Alone managed to post double digit ratings.
TAEYANG played a pivotal role. His house was filled with artwork, which impressed the cast members. It was perfectly organized and speck and clean as if it was a sample house. However, TAEYANG showed his inner grandpa side by moaning the second he got up and by drinking tea because he can’t drink coffee.
Then, he watched Korean Food Table, proving his old taste. He couldn’t help smiling while watching the show. He was so tempted by all the delicious food on the show that he ended up making kimchi fried rice. He also revealed his habit of ordering white rice cakes.
The most interesting factor was TAEYANG’s love for pajamas. He changed into four different pajamas on the show. He pulled his pajama pants up high and said, “Aren’t they cool? They look classical. You have to wear pajamas this way”.
His love for pajamas continued even when he was jogging. TAEYANG worked out using public exercise equipment as if he is an old man from a retirement home. After working out, TAEYANG did gardening in a straw hat and farmer-like clothing to the shock of everyone.
But, TAEYANG is still TAEYNAG. He practiced dancing for his concert and completely made the viewers forget about the grandpa TAEYANG they saw before. His dance was so restrained and charismatic it was hard to take your eyes off him. After finishing his dance practice, he met up with DAESUNG. They chatted about G-DRAGON and SEUNGRI. A preview showing TAEYANG, SEUNGRI, and DAESUNG having a pajama party raised the expectations for the next week’s episode.
2017. 8. 19.