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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 493

Back on 29 May 2007, the fresh-on-the scene R&B trio Tykeys visited the KBS studios to record an episode of the music variety-talk show, Yoon Do Hyun’s Love Letter. You may recall way back on Day 36 I shared Tykeys’ amazing performance of Alicia Keys’ If I Ain’t Got You which the group performed for the audience that evening. Maybe it was before (or perhaps it was after that performance), Do Hyun took some time to chat with Lee Jung and got to know a little bit about his three young protégés. We learned that Su could rap, Hyun Jung could b-boy and G.O had rhythm, could dance, and was completely adorable through it all.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 487

Oh Idol Army, how I have forgotten how playful and entertaining you were! As nonsensical and crazy as the show was, it was nevertheless 16 episodes of getting to know the wonderful and diverse personalities and individual talents of our five fab crew. There are many wonderful moments I could revisit, but for today, I am choosing a moment from the final episode because where there is G.O’s voice, there is Vocal Virtuosity unfolding.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 472

Is it possible to find a Vocal Virtuosity moment during a Korean game show? Absolutely! Back in April 2011, our main vocal man along with leader Seung Ho appeared on 1 vs. 100, a game show that was originally developed by a Dutch-based media company that saw its concept grow worldwide. Along with many other countries, South Korea had its version as well. The basic concept pitted one contestant against a panel consisting of 100 people. If the contestant was able to eliminate the entire 100 by answering questions correctly, he or she would walk away with a large cash prize. Frankly, I am not sure I would be able to answer anything after hearing G.O sing. Even the few bars of 다시 [Again] stun me. However, it makes for a perfect short and sweet Vocal Virtuosity moment for Day 472 and, there is a bonus: he sings with Seung Ho.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 463

It has been so long since I reached into the Sesame Player treasure chest to grab a G.O-centric scene from a random episode. Thursdays are known for their throwback moments so I figured it would be a good day to revisit the hallowed chambers of the Fragrant Interview from Episode 4 to hear G.O’s thoughts on idol etiquette along with a side order of mandatory aegyo and a rather cheeky rolling paper dance. Yes, the fun-filled elements of this show continue to entertainment me even after multiple views.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 333

I admit that I have not always watched variety show appearances at the time of airing (of course, many I have missed having come to the fandom late) so I don’t experience the excitement perhaps real time. Watching at a later date can work out better actually though because often at initial airing, there are no subtitles. So although it is a thrill to watch our biases engage and interact on a variety program, if we don’t understand Korean, we are not going to have the full  experience. And a full experience is exactly what you would want from Episode 96 of JTBC’s variety talk show program Witch Hunt, when G.O and Mir dropped by to share their views on relationships.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 314

Sometimes I have to admit that Korean variety programming is a little bit different, but generally entertaining especially if it gives our fave artists more public exposure. It also adds to the many ways our beloved biases give back to fans. Yes, appearing on a variety program is another form of fan service, in my opinion. When G.O and Lee Joon joined the panel of celebs willing to have their dental health tested on KBS World TV’s 비타민 [Vitamin], my first thought was…okay, this is kind of weird but, it turned out to be surprisingly informative. The big bonus (of course) was watching a show that exposes more of G.O’s amenable, polite, cute and adorable personality. That’s going to be a ratings win right there for me.

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The Soulful Countdown to G.O’s Discharge ~ Day 298

Today, I am in the mood for a little bit of savoir faire. It is Day 298 of G.O’s service and a Sunday. Even though every day is special in this countdown, today I bring a touch of elegance. As we inch closer to the 300th day of G.O’s service, it continues to amaze me how quickly the days are passing. Trust me, I miss G.O very much, but father time is obliging us all by moving swiftly and with purpose. A simple and sweet flashback for today then, with an added splash of sophistication. Surely you remember G.O in that sharp black suit and tie at the January 2012 Hello Baby press conference.

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