Used to be so much better when the losing players would endure a punishment at the end of each episode. It made the need to win seem that much more important.
Don’t get me wrong, Running Man is still an entertaining show because each cast member now has a defining personality and is lovable in their own way, and the show still finds ways to be creative. But it’s also pretty evident that they’ve veered away a bit from the reality concept and lot of what they do now is more scripted than ever, which is a bit of a shame.
In any case, I encourage people to give this show a watch. It’s like Amazing Race meets The Mole meets bits and pieces of every other reality game show ever made. The only difference is that the participants are made up of the same core of celebrities, along with a guest celebrity or two (usually notable Korean actors and music idols) from various entertainment outlets each episode. The production value is top notch and the more you familiarize yourself with the cast, the more they become like your television best friends.