Here's the concept: Smokin' hot singles stay on a deserted island in Korea in shared tents, hoping to meet their special someone.
No cash prize. Just the chance to fall for someone.
Here's the catch: They can't tell each other what their age or occupation is. They have to get to know each other and feel their vibes without that information swaying their decision.
Unless they get to Paradise, which won't be easy. So let's get into the recap of the episode!
First, we meet Kim Hyeon-joong (김현중), who is super into fitness, as told by his intro video, and his six-pack abs.
Next up is Moon Se-hoon (문세훈), who has perfect skin, also loves working out, and says he's good at household chores.
Then, we have our first girl, Shin Ji-yeon (신지연), who makes the two boys immediately flustered upon her arrival. In her intro video, she says she knows what she wants in a partner and notes her cute hands as one of her best features.
Next is Kim Jun-sik (김준식), who says he loves to cook and seems to be determined to get to Paradise.
Kang So-yeon (강소연) arrives a moment after, hard to miss considering her height and powerful presence.
She's super athletic according to her intro video, which showcases all the sports and fitness activities she's into.
Then Choi Si-hun (최시훈) shows up, and Ji-yeon notes that he looks like an idol singer. She isn't wrong.
He is adorable, and says he loves boxing and believes in destiny.
Everyone is speechless when An Yea-won (안예원) arrives in a flowy red dress, looking like a goddess. She says she's clumsy in a cute way that people find charming.
Then Song Ji-a (송지아) walks up, capturing the attention of all the boys. She describes herself as cute and sexy and says she'd like to be held in a tall guy's arms.
She also says she likes guys with money, so I wonder how she plans to figure out who makes good money.
Oh Jin-taek (오진택) is the last to arrive, and he says he wants a flaming hot romance. He tells us a bit about his facial hair, which admittedly does set him apart from the others, in his intro video.
Ji-a, you are so right.
A mysterious voice booms through a speaker system, announcing itself as the "Master of Single's Inferno" and explains the rules.
They're given maps that clue them in to where things are located on the island. There's a kitchen with minimal ingredients and a bucket device they need to use to draw water, throwing a little Survivor in the mix. Good thing all of these people work out!
People are starting to have their doubts.
And the bathroom situation is really far from ideal.
A little gossip in the tents gives us our first insight to who likes who. Se-hoon says he likes Ji-yeon.
Ji-yeon admits that Si-hun made the best first impression on her.
Yea-won says she likes Jin-taek.
Jin-taek likes So-yeon. So-yeon seems to like him too. Hyun-joong says Ji-a and Si-yeon are both his type. I smell some love triangles.
But Ji-a says none of the guys are her type. Welp!
Se-hoon takes charge in the kitchen at dinner time, assigning roles to everyone and even making sure So-yeon wears an apron.
All the guys try to get Ji-a's attention, but Si-hun is the most vocal about it, while Hyeon-joong stays by her side and watches her measure and wash rice closely but silently.
Meanwhile, Si-hun tries to impress Ji-a by using the cauldron, and he ends up burning himself. Oops. But Ji-a stays close to make sure he's OK, so maybe it was all a ploy!
And Se-hoon kinda steamrolls, taking over soup duties and then dishwashing duties from Ji-yeon. Maybe he's flirting, but it seems to make Ji-yeon doubt herself.
Still, the guys all think he's cool and admire him as he helps So-yeon cook fried rice.
Ji-a volunteers to fetch water with Jin-Taek and Hyeon-joong, where they grill on her type. She says she likes older men and wants someone to be like a boyfriend and father. Hyeon-joong gets to impress her with his veiny muscles when he carries the water back.
Moment of appreciation for this meal they cooked. I'm so impressed. I wanna eat with them!
Se-hoon says it's the best fried rice ever, a compliment to So-yeon, who cooked it.
Back in their tents, Ji-a asks an important question.
Meanwhile, in the boys tent, they talk about Ji-a.
Announcement from the master! Everyone must write postcards to those that caught their eye today, and leave them in their mailboxes outside.
Jin-taek receives no postcards.
Hyeon-joong receives one.
So-yeon gets two.
Yea-won gets none, which is a serious slight from the guys.
And then we're left with a cliffhanger as Ji-yeon and Ji-a, who everyone predicted would have the most postcards, go to collect theirs. There's a shot of a mailbox with three postcards, but whose is it?
Guess you'll find out in the next recap!
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