Looks like Jang Geun Seok has taken the first steps in his return to Korean entertainment, and even if the project doesn’t interest me I’ll still be keeping an eye on the reception for this foray. Jang Geun Seok will be participating in the CJ E&M music show Produce 101, mentoring 101 YG girl trainees during a grueling competition to become the 11 girls remaining who get to form a new CJ girl group. He was on M Countdown last week to introduce the stage for the trainee contests, and the sound of 101 girls competing for 11 slots sounds awfully Hunger Games-esque to me and not terribly entertaining. With that said, it does seem right up Jang Geun Seok’s alley to do a music-centric show since he’s been focused on his music career these last two years. He was also in Hanyang University this week for a fan meeting/lecture where he talked about being philanthropy as a star figure, and later donated 30 million won to the university. Nice to see him so happy these days, looks like he’s enjoying the return to the K-ent limelight.
Jang Geun Seok Introducing Produce 101: