JTBC’s variety show “Hyori’s Homestay 2” is set to air its first episode on February 4, and this season will follow Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon again as they open their house up to guests.
The show received over 210,000 applications for the second season, showing just how popular the show is. This season will show Jeju Island in winter, which will be a refreshing change of scenery.
Here are four keywords to remember for this new season.
1. “Winter Jeju,” a different charm from season one
“Hyori’s Homestay 2” will show a different side to Jeju Island as it is filmed in the winter. In the first season, which was shot in spring and summer, Lee Hyori, Lee Sang Soon, and IU were often seen resting by the beach and surfing the waves. The second season’s teasers have shown Lee Hyori, Lee Sang Soon, and Girls’ Generation’s YoonA riding sleds down a snow-covered hill and enjoying other winter activities.
Even the poster for the second season shows the three celebrities sitting around the house’s fireplace as they eat tangerines. The trio are wearing thick sweaters, and the warm flame and sleeping pets add to the warm and cozy atmosphere of the poster.
2. “Almighty Worker” YoonA can do anything
This season, YoonA will be traveling to Jeju Island to be a reliable helping hand for Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon. This will be her first variety show appearance in a while, and YoonA will impress as a person who can do anything from cooking to driving and clearing away all the snow. She’s also very personable as she quickly becomes friends with the guests who come to the home. Lee Hyori is said to have said, “There’s nothing she can’t do,” about YoonA, expressing her infinite trust in the younger singer.
3. “Womance” between first generation girl group legend Lee Hyori and second generation girl group icon YoonA
Lee Hyori and YoonA are from different K-pop generations but their “womance” is set to captivate viewers. They’re set to form a special relationship, like the one Lee Hyori created with IU in the first episode. A recent teaser showed YoonA on Lee Hyori’s back by the beach, and Lee Hyori wiping away all the snow on YoonA’s coat. They were also seen sledding down a slope together, showing how close they’ve gotten while working on the show.
4. “Top-notch service” for “Hyori’s Homestay 2” guests
With one season under their belt, lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon have set “Make sure guests eat well and sleep well” as their new goal. Lee Hyori is in charge of making good food for the guests while Lee Sang Soong has upgraded sleeping arrangements. They’ve even prepared a fireplace, open-air bath, and a ger, a portable Mongolian tent, for the guests. The guests can warm their bodies and minds next to the fireplace and in the bath before they move to the ger to eat late-night snacks and hang out.
“Hyori’s Homestay 2” will air every Sunday at 9 p.m. KST on JTBC, with the first episode set to air on February 4.