A new preview for JTBC and YG Entertainment’s new prison variety show has the cast getting intense and emotional.
“Let’s Live Kindly” (working title) follows Korea’s criminal justice system and reveals what happens to people when they commit crimes and receive punishment. It stars Kim Bo Sung, Park Gun Hyung, Kim Jong Min, Don Spike, Yoo Byung Jae, WINNER’s Kim Jin Woo, and JBJ’s Kwon Hyun Bin.
In the preview, the cast can be seen getting emotional as they stand trial, hoping to be proved innocent despite new “evidence” being brought in front of the court. Many of the cast start shedding tears with the intensity of the moment.
In a press conference held for the show on January 18, the cast all said, “It was hard” and “I don’t want to go back” and “I’m going to live kindly from now on.” The producing director said, “We were concerned about how it would appear, but we didn’t glamorize or caricature [prison life]. It’s not a laugh-out-loud show like normal variety programs, but will have a solemn atmosphere. There are comedic moments that come out from the irony of the situation, but it’s not a normal variety show where we fool around.”
The PD also added humorously, “We air an hour before tvN’s ‘Youn’s Kitchen 2.’ If you watch us before you watch that, ‘Youn’s Kitchen 2’ will seem even more heavenly. We are like hell.”
“Let’s Live Kindly” will premiere on January 19 at 9 p.m. KST. Check out the preview below: