The camera comes in to show Onew on the couch with his phone, presumably preparing to beat his Candypang record or send one-word tweets, and Taemin appearing to be on the house phone. The show introduces Taemin and gives a brief look at the recent Dream Girl and Why So Serious? Taemin recounts his “dating history” with a 4th grade girlfriend.Key assumes that he has been selected for WGM and gives his acceptance speech. He is asked by an unseen interviewer if he has ever kissed anyone before.Taemin–who is 19 and famous for his gift of losing everything he touches–seemed like a truly odd choice for WGM.Not only is Taemin a bit on the young side for entering even a reality tv “marriage,” but his variety skills have never been considered particularly brilliant, even within variety-challenged SHINee. On some shows, whether due to exhaustion or natural spaciness, Taemin seems almost lobotomized.
When I first heard that SHINee‘s maknae Taemin would star on We Got Married, I suspected that it was a ridiculous rumor.There have been rumors about band mate Minho starring on WGM in the past and hopes that Key might win a place on the show, but I thought the world had decided quite resolutely that Taemin would never appear on it unless he was cheering on one of his hyungs.As evidence mounted, pictures surfaced, and news sources reported the story, I still expected this to be a vast misunderstanding that everyone would forget when the next scandal hit in 18 hours.Since I’m not doing these posts before the subtitles appear and I’m not a native Korean speaker, I see the main point of them being the review portion and the links to additional information, although I include a detailed recap in case people want it.
Backstory For those new to Korean broadcaster MBC’s We Got Married—often shortened to WGM by international fans—the show pairs celebrity men and women in reality show “marriages.” The “husband” and the “wife” do married couple things such as going to the amusement park, crawling around in the garden, and going for physical exams.In other instances, Taemin appears so shy and eager to please that he smiles sweetly and shows very little personality.