“Roommate” PD Speaks Up About Viewers’ Criticism on Supposed “Love Lines”

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The main PD of the newly started and hotly discussed variety show “Roommate” has recently revealed his honest thoughts on the viewers’ criticisms on the show’s “love lines” (romantic pairings).

Park Sang Hyuk PD spoke with OSEN on May 6 and stated, “After the pilot episode, there has been criticism about the love line. But that wasn’t the program’s intention.”

He continued, “The celebrities were just expressing their interest in each other, that’s it. It seems that many people have misunderstood the part when there was a rule that encouraged dating.”

“It was just to add fun to the program and to make people laugh. It wasn’t the staff’s intent to create love lines,” the PD emphasized.

Also, he said, “The celebrities’ love lines are not moving according to the staff. If love lines were our goal in the first place, we would’ve recruited people in the similar age range. Through ‘Roommate,’ we will try to show how it’s like to live with completely strangers who are completely different from each other. It is up to the staff to breathe life into an honest storyline about people who are living together.”

Park PD also expressed how he doesn’t think that the trend is to go with a main MC or have missions throughout the show. He said, “Instead of having grand missions, finding fun in the small things in life is the goal of ‘Roommate.’ We will try to draw out the fun things in everyday life like a real sitcom.”

Lastly, he stated, “Starting from the second episode, there will be a lot of footage of all 11 members together. Please look forward to their chemistry.”

Meanwhile, “Roommate” is about 11 different celebrities living in one house. Celebrities include Lee Dong Wook, Shin Sung Woo, Lee Sora, Hong Soo Hyun, EXO‘s Chanyeol, 2NE1‘s Park Bom, Jo Se Ho, Song Ga Yeon, Seo Kang Joon, Park Min Woo, and After School‘s Nana. The pilot episode was aired on May 4.