9:01 pm - 01/15/2013

Kang Ho Dong’s New Program, ‘Moonlight Prince’ to be a Book-Centered Talk Show

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Kang Ho Dong has finished recording his first episode of his new KBS variety show.

The recording for the new show, officially titled as Moonlight Prince, took place on January 12 with Kang Ho Dong and his co- hosts, Max Changmin, Brave Brothers, Jung Jae Hyung and Tak Jae Hoon.

The mystery guests for the episode was kept under tight wraps but the producers did reveal the new show’s premise and format.

Moonlight Prince will be a book and theme focused talk show.

In it, the invited guest for the week will directly select a book of his or her choosing and the episode’s topics and themes will be centered around the selected book.

In this way, each week’s topic can range from such wide-spanning themes as adolescence to investment and more. The guests and MCs will then input their own experiences and thoughts on the topics.

In addition, a portion of the proceeds from each week’s episode will be donated to a charity of the guest’s choice.

The show’s producers are promising an entirely new and refreshing talk show format and confidently shared the first episode’s recording went beyond their expectations.

The first episode of Moonlight Prince premieres on January 22.

source: henewsworld

I'd actually be interested to see what books some of my biases would choose. Who do you want to be a guest on the show Omona, and what book do you think they'd choose?
greyrosesinjune 16th-Jan-2013 04:01 am (UTC)
Just so happy to see Shim on TV being his snarky adorbs self.

And I wonder if they'll let the MCs pick their book of choice as well. (And I hope Yunho will go on the show too.)
aifurikuri 16th-Jan-2013 04:07 am (UTC)
50 shades of gray...
purekpopology 16th-Jan-2013 04:12 am (UTC)
I think any variety show games based on that book might be 19+ LOL!
aifurikuri 16th-Jan-2013 04:52 am (UTC)
Lol. For real though, they should discuss how horribly written it is.
lee_chikin 16th-Jan-2013 02:02 pm (UTC)
I can see Min reading some lines and then saying "But that's not how you pleasure a woman! He should have [...]"
avieyal 16th-Jan-2013 04:07 am (UTC)
I'm just waiting to see who will be the first to choose One Piece XD

anconeous 16th-Jan-2013 04:25 am (UTC)
Changmin himself? LOL
johnnyquest89 16th-Jan-2013 05:07 am (UTC)
Only episode I'll watch
shunluv 16th-Jan-2013 12:15 pm (UTC)
Yunho :P
carmine_pink 16th-Jan-2013 04:11 am (UTC)
This sounds so literary... but the show title is a bit cheesy. What does the moonlight and a prince have to do with books?
purekpopology 16th-Jan-2013 04:14 am (UTC)
nice userpic <3! reading is most definitely sexy~

i thought it sounded kinda... literary too, but it IS a variety show with Kang Ho Dong, so it can't be too serious right...? if they play games under the theme of the books they choose it would make more sense, but it does say "talk show" eeeeh? i think the title is cheesy too. i hope it makes more sense after the show has aired.
carmine_pink 16th-Jan-2013 04:22 am (UTC)
Thanks! I made it expressly for these purposes, haha.

The prince is probably Changmin and the promotional poster would be a picture of him reading under the moonlight.
purekpopology 16th-Jan-2013 04:24 am (UTC)
aka TOTALLY CHEESY XD
mishi07 16th-Jan-2013 04:02 pm (UTC)


:)
markthatcoin 16th-Jan-2013 04:22 am (UTC)
idg these new talk/variety shows coming out. Joon and Kwanghee are supposed to be one that's like price is right meets match game? like they describe products and celebs have to guess how much they cost? like wtf? a banana costs $10 right?
chikage_chan 16th-Jan-2013 04:23 am (UTC)
Onew guesting on this show sounds awesome to me, i really want to know which are his favorite books!
a_cheshire_grin 16th-Jan-2013 11:11 am (UTC)
+1000 ^.^
lee_chikin 16th-Jan-2013 02:03 pm (UTC)
MTE
g_odalisque13 16th-Jan-2013 04:25 am (UTC)
this actually sounds really interestng!
plus, any opportunity for changmin to be snarky is always welcome!
jaeji 16th-Jan-2013 04:57 am (UTC)
i've a hunch that changmin's going to talk about 1q84.
markthatcoin 16th-Jan-2013 05:10 am (UTC)
i love 1Q84 and can think of a ton of tie-in activities off the top of my head (playground, conservatory, self-defense, massage/spa).... but it's such a weird story it's hard to imagine it being discussed lol
jaeji 16th-Jan-2013 05:35 am (UTC)
hmm, i do agree that it is hard to find common ground when discussing murakami's books because there's a lot of ways to interpret his stories and you usually just get mindfucked in the end, lmao. i read after dark recently, and imo it was one of the easiest murakami reads, but halfway through the book i gave up on trying to find any depth to it and just looked at it in a very simplified manner, like all the separate stories/lives were a random salad toss.

but this comment made me sort of curious regarding changmin's thoughts on it, because he comes off as a very intelligent, well-read man and i wish he would share more of that side of him instead of his constant snarky ways, heh:
19) What book do you like?
Recently, I have been reading “1Q84” (T/N: Novel by Haruki Murakami)
Although I haven’t had much time to read, I was obsessed. I feel that it is a book with an indescribable charm. Actually, there are a lot of followers for Haruki Murakami in Korea. I also read “Norwegian Wood.”

/fellow murakami fan (-o⌒)
markthatcoin 16th-Jan-2013 05:42 am (UTC)
i think i'm just having a hard time wrapping this show's concept around my head. i'm sure some of the conversations can be thoughtful and insightful and genuinely interesting to those who haven't read the books, but i'm not sure how optimistic i can be about this happening every time :/

i relate to the being obsessed part... it took me months to finish the book but it was such a satisfying mindfuck in the end lol. i just started Norwegian Wood recently, i'm curious to see how it was put on film as it's been sitting in my Netflix queue for a while
jaeji 16th-Jan-2013 02:11 pm (UTC)
hopefully you end up liking it, because i've heard so many people complain about it being draggy/slow in movie form, but they were those who didn't read the book and just didn't know what to expect. i think norwegian wood was based on human relationships (love, lust, friendship, strangers, everything in between) more than anything else, and there wasn't much plot to it? like most murakami books... lmao. so i guess the main focus would be the dynamics between the characters and seeing that translated on film. have fun with the rest of the book, it's great! :)
hillando 16th-Jan-2013 01:19 pm (UTC)
I think at least someone will, that books is like a staple in all Korean households. I've seen a copy in every single Korean home I've been to so far.
boba_holic 16th-Jan-2013 05:04 am (UTC)
I'm kind of iffy about the premise, but if Changmin can showcase his snark in this show then I'm hooked.
asnindie 16th-Jan-2013 05:24 am (UTC)
They all need to choose Twilight, Team JACOB representing.

The investment part seemed abit iffy.
anconeous 16th-Jan-2013 06:42 am (UTC)
Tiffany would totally guest on this show bringing her copy of Twilight. LOL

She's unsurprisingly Team Edward though.
phonominal 16th-Jan-2013 09:12 am (UTC)
I could see guests selecting contemporary non-fiction books about investing/economics, technology, culture, globalization, climate, etc. I'm not sure how excited the PDs or hosts will be discussing those issues but I'd be interested in what Korea is saying about topics
unofficialdear 16th-Jan-2013 05:40 am (UTC)
nice. it's prob gonna encourage a lot of people to read I guess.
earthequality 16th-Jan-2013 05:46 am (UTC)
Now I see why Changmin was picked as an MC, he's always reading something new and he carries at least two physical books with him. This is definitely the type of show he could have input on and as long as he stays true to himself and his snark, that and he's working with Kang Ho Dong, it shall be pretty interesting.
montauks 16th-Jan-2013 06:36 am (UTC)
jb from jj project said he likes murakami oh man can i find more idols like this
markthatcoin 16th-Jan-2013 06:50 am (UTC)
lol does he really? he just slightly redeemed himself in my eyes post R&I lol
cagallisakura 16th-Jan-2013 08:14 am (UTC)
Tiffany with Twilight and Vampire Diaries LOL

Seohyun with her self help books, trying to change the world one person at a time.
asth77 16th-Jan-2013 08:41 am (UTC)
It's interesting but choosing all this ppl to talk about books??
well I have doubts...

I wish the show was subbed though, I want to discover Korean writers.
phonominal 16th-Jan-2013 09:19 am (UTC)
It would be interesting to hear about non-fiction topics in Korea or at least what guests have to say on it. Seems funny that most of the regular cast is related to the music industry too.
Definitely looking forward to more Changmin though :D
joy_twinz 16th-Jan-2013 09:59 am (UTC)
omg this means more Changmin! :D
af_fx_tion 16th-Jan-2013 10:39 am (UTC)
ooh, I like it. I really wonder what books some idols would bring in.
a_cheshire_grin 16th-Jan-2013 11:12 am (UTC)
Books!! *____*
Books are always a great thing! I hope somebody will sub this!
ceecile 16th-Jan-2013 12:40 pm (UTC)
I want Junsu to go on and Changmin to tease him mercilessly about reading. But that's not going to happen.
shunluv 16th-Jan-2013 12:56 pm (UTC)
Changmin+books=perfect show for him xD
i do hope this show gonna be good and with KHD and other MC with him im sure it gonna be a lot of fun as well not like your usual book club<3
i hope to see him and everyone enjoying this show and everything would be natural..
want to see lot of good book recommendation xD
kinda hope Yunho would guest and bring his One Piece lol and SeoHyun with her BanKiMoon books xD
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