I heart Running Man. Big time. It's got everything: slapstick, Monday Couple, inventive challenges, Monday Couple. So why was this show Real Men beating it in the ratings? I wanted to see what the draw was, and hunted down an episode with subs. The fans could list a multitude of reasons why they enjoy it. But I have one. And his name is Henry.
Henry Lau belongs to the offshoot musical group, Super Junior M. This Canadian transplant sorta speaks Korean, but still gets tripped up on the the harder stuff. I first saw him on Happy Together where his wide-eyed cluelessness and 4-D personality tickled me to no end. I still remember his fellow group member, Kyuhyun, reaching down to tuck Henry's feet back in his shower shoes when he made himself a little too comfortable on set.
Real Men involves K-stars being temporarily "drafted" into the service, as they go through boot camp, winter training, etc. Here are just a few clips of Henry in all his camo-covered, Heodang glory. I dare you not to smile.
Ignorance is BlissHenry thinks his yoga mat will come in handy in the army, and his shoe insoles will help him shoot better.
Dog's Best FriendThey say pets take on the personalities of their owners. It looks like Henry found a dog just as adorably helpless as he is.
Everything's Better With Superhero Sound EffectsHenry turns a martial arts demonstration into his own personal comic book.
(Good news for those not wanting to scour YouTube for subbed videos. Viki has Real Men listed as a Coming Soon on their webpage. More Henry. Woohoo!)