Guide to Village Survival, The Eight

Fairly new variety show in the scene featuring Yoo Jae Suk, Blackpink’s Jennie and many more. I started watching it because of these two cast members.

Genre: Mystery, Comedy
Original network: SBS

Original title: 미추리 8-1000
Other title: Beautiful Autumn Village, Michuri

The Main Cast

Yoo Jae Suk, Blackpink’s Jennie, Song Kang, Im Soo Hyang (actress, famous for My ID is Gangnam), Son Dambi (singer), Yang Se Hyung (Comedian), Kang Ki Young (actor), Kim Sang Ho (actor), and Jang Do Yeon.


As the original title suggests, 미추리 8-1000 (Michuri 8-1000), together with the main host and the 8 participating cast, will be staying in the locked down village named Michuri for 2 days 1 night to hunt for the missing $1,000.

Episode 1 – 2: Introduction

Introducing the show, members as well as the program like.

To find the hidden $1,000 the members have pre-selected their respective hint before the show starts.

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Jennie and Ki Young, killing a fish for the lunch. 

Morning on the next day, they start with a morning breakfast mission. Only the first three that cleared the mission will enjoy a feast. Only through such variety show, you are able to see the bare faces of the celebrities and their character.

The second episode is really hilarious and I recommend to watch when you’re alone so you will not need to hold back from laughing in the public which I did.

Some might say they are scripted or acting. But to me, no matter how great an actor is or how well is the script is written, variety show will still somehow reveal a person’s characteristics. 

Episode 3 – 4: Round Two

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A brand new trip, the second 2D1N for the members and they are wiser when it comes to picking the clue.

You can tell that the bond and chemistry between the members is stronger and it will get funnier. Hope to see them hanging out as a family soon.

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Instead of the finders keepers, the winner decided to bring over the $1000 to Round Three. Since I did not explain under episode 1-2, I will do it here.

The person who finds the $1000 have 2 options to choose from:

  1. Keep the $1000
  2. Bring the $1000 to the next round and he/she will be the one hiding $2000 instead. (roll over the prize money)

The episode ends with an “?” for viewers and no one knows who exactly found the $1000. However, there are suspects between the members, Ki Young, Soo Hyang and Jennie. Shall wait for the next episode (or rather, round three) to know who found it.

Episode 5 – 6: The Final Round

The final round begins with everyone suspecting who is the round 2 winner and Ki Young being the prime suspect got everyone pointing fingers at him and at the end of the fifth episode, Jae Suk reveals that he is not the one.

Everyone *Speechless*

I guess everyone is suspecting and even more cautions, it is not as funny compared to the second round (episode 3 and 4).

The final winner walks home with $2000 since no one found the money and no one even suspect the winner at all.


Quite fun to watch, however, I wish that the show can last longer since they are starting to warm up with each other.

The comedian duo, Yang Se Hyung and Jang Do Yeon, are the ones that always makes me laugh out. But you can definitely tell that they are long time friend. Also, when Kim Sang Ho outburst with all the vulgarities.


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