The highly anticipated new season of Chinese variety show, “Keep Running” (奔跑吧) debuted today to favorable netizen reactions. While the overwhelming response for the new members is good, many netizens also missed the chemistry with the old members. Out of the four new members, netizens were more familiar with Zhu Yawen (朱亚文) and Wang Yanlin (王彥霖). Lucas (黄旭熙), member of boy band, WayV and Song Yuqi (宋雨琦) of girl group, (G)I-DLE are the youngest members of the cast (b. 1999) and are relatively unknown to Chinese audiences. So it’s no surprise many netizens are unfamiliar with the two rookies and are reserved about their addition to the show.
While the introduction segment for each member was a bit awkward at times, it seems like the new cast members won’t have trouble fitting in as the veteran members tried to welcome them into the group. Hopefully, the public will give the new members a chance! The show airs on Friday at 8:00 PM local time.
Watch the first episode on Youtube:
There are also outtakes uploaded on Youtube:
Credit: Keep Running Weibo