A brief talk of Ro Hong Chul | Explaining why he abandon Infinite Challenge after accident
Final episode of Infinite Challenge is aired on 31 March ( excluding the memorial episode in coming 4 weeks), Ro, however is filming in Switzerland for his latest variety show, known as 《 Hiking Talks 》.
As many Rohongchul Fans ( or if they still exists), Whitebear have long noticed Ro hong Chul as an exceptionally talented, yet , complicated character in Infinite Challenge. With the end of Infinite Challenge comes to an end in Mar 31, Ro still remain absent from the crew of Infinite Challenge 😟, and filming another variety show seemingly in Switzerland. Article about Ro hong Chul is extremely rare in english/chinese compared to other famous Korea Star, and i found it worthy to take my time in by having a brief talk on such an amazing korean comedian. Perhaps the return of Ro to Infinite Challenge is highly anticipated by fans, but from my perspective Ro is finding his own answer after the infamous drunk accident happened 4 years ago.
Claiming to understand a comedian through show is such a hideous stand. Ro , however, had his unique philosophy toward audiences. As episode Ep377 to 381 , Choice 2014, Ro has win audience heart by advocating “Comedians should devote wholeheartedly to any audience who watch our show ” and demonstrating the portrait of member’s next generation racing each other.
The reason Why Ro did not return to IC is not answered throughout the year, but WhiteBear do found the question can not be answered properly, if “the image of Ro” we familiar with, has already gone and can’t be returned in any circumstances.
The comedian-dilemma faced by RO can be predicted through episode 300 and episode 400, where members are asked to share the feeling during their conversation. Exclude the humour in between, Ro has disclosed the conflict amid his character and his personal development. “I am not a fraud” as stated by RO, even though he is by far the most successful fraud-like comedian in Korea Variety History. HaHa, Ro hong chul old friend, have already became a father while Ro still remains single.
Coming to know “Lucky guy and Crazy guy” in infinite challenge can not provide the answer RO may be seeking for (e.g May be being loved by someone.) there are reasons to believe Ro hong chul have already come up a choice in the past few years. Variety show he participated after accident are often travel and lifestyle related. May be Time has washed out his arrogance and wilderness, or may be Ro decided to seek his answer with a more peaceful approach. So if any die-hard fans out there do wondering why RO is disappearing from the hot silver screen, May be its the time face the devastating truth, saying goodbye to our yellow-head quick mouth bishop and wish him all the best in seeking his real calm in life.
Below are some quick recap for how Ro’s character is created through episode in infinite Challenge,
「The Fraud God/ Liar 」： 110~112 ，169 ，248&249
「LUCKY GUY」： 217 ，292
「Crazy Guy/ Bishop / Ro for sure」：69~71 ，146 ，238&239
「Good-Looking Guy/ F1 / Fat Guy 」：240~242, 304
「Elevator Guy」 : MV in PSY- Gangnam Style.