The Trashy PD Has to Survive as an Idol Episode 106

Episode 106


[Matching?? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]

[So, we’re expecting a full V-live because of Hoyun’s return, but these kids are doing a blind date show insteadㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]

[They’ve lost their minds. Those Dawn guys are all nuts now.]

[Is there any point in adding ‘1’ after the title?


Everyone was really hyped about the preview, even though they complained about it.

The content came from company’s planning team; even Seo Hoyun approved the plan for the team’s overall activity at lightning speed.

So, the content that came out was…

“Heart-thumping Matching Survival!”

That was the content.

“Hello! I’m Rapper 1!”

Kang Ichae was standing in the yard of a house, his hands clenched in anticipation, a hopeful expression on his face.

If Seo Hoyun had seen the flushed face of Kang Ichae filled with excitement, he would have positively evaluated Kang Ichae’s acting skills on the spot.

“I’m really looking forward to who I’ll meet today.”

[Kang Ichae is already satisfied with this program 200%

└ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋThis kid really enjoys life]

– Q: “Who do you want to meet?”

– Rapper 1: “I want to meet someone who suits my… social status.”

As Kang Ichae kept on babbling nonsense, Kim Seonghyeon, who had just arrived, made an awkward greeting.

“Ah, hello.”

“Hello~ Um. So.”

“I’m Rapper 1!”

“…Yes, I’m Dancer 1.”

The caption that popped up read:

[They are still awkward with each other…]

“Uh, have you eaten yet?”

“Yes, with someone I know.”

“Oh… Who?”

[Already trying to keep each other in check?]

“It won’t be fun if you know now.”


Then a close-up of Kim Seonghyeon’s face, his eyes shaking.

[What in the world?]

[ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋOh my god, what’s up with this caption]

[I’m so annoyed with this editingㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]

When Jeong Dajun came in next, all the fans dropped their jaws in surprise.


[What’s with Jeong Dajun’s hair?????? What ;;; platinum blonde???]

[I’m going crazy it suits him so well… What the heck ;;;]

“I’m Sub Dancer 1~!”

Jeong Dajun bounced in happily, oblivious to the fans’ reactions.

He almost tripped on the stairs, but he rolled forward as if nothing had happened and stood up with a satisfied expression after striking a finishing pose with his arms spread out while the members rushed over in surprise.

“Jeong Dajun makes a cool entrance!”

[ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋMy heart just dropped]

[He’s already got grass in his hair, this golden retriever]

[Jeong Dajun makes a cool entrance!

(Golden retriever that laughs with dirt on it after being told to take a shower again)]

“Be careful, Sub Dancer 1.”

“Yes, yes~.”

After that, it was the entrance of Seo Hoyun and Seong Jiwon.

They walked in together, but the difference was clear.

Seong Jiwon walked in very neatly while Seo Hoyun shuffled in as if everything was bothersome.

The members immediately teased them for coming in together.

“Ohhh~, did you two already pair up?”

“We met on our way here.”


[The contestants are already stirring up some action…]

An interview cutscene was added in the middle. Everyone was full of mischief and far from serious as they talked about their ideal match.

– Dancer 1: “My ideal match? Someone who consistently takes their vitamins when told to.”

(“You’re not talking about child-rearing, but a match right~?”)

(“Be quiet.”)

– Sub Dancer 1: “Anyone would do.”

– Rapper 1: “Everyone’s going to want me, huh?”ㅎㅎ

The indifferent Lead Vocal 1 and the prattling Rapper 1.

– Rapper 1: “Ah… This is tricky. Raise your hand if you want to date the pretty Ichae ~.”

But everyone ignored him.

– Rapper 1: “I guess everyone is playing hard to get… They’re being cautious.”

[ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I can’t believe Kang Ichae knows the term “hard to get”]

[No, even if he knows it, he mentioned it on air. He’s fucking crazyㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]

[Intense competition is expected…!]

“Hello, I’m Lead Vocal 1.”

When Seo Hoyun spoke in a nonchalant but slightly fatigued tone, Jeong Dajun excitedly waved his hand.

“Wow, Lee Jeonghun!!! PD-nim!!!”


“He’s so damn handsome!!”

“Let’s stop Dajun before he gets scolded by Hoyun.”


While the hyung-line was trying hard to stop Jeong Dajun, Kang Ichae said while fidgeting,

“Main Vocal 1 has already chosen a song~!”


“One song! Please pick~! Also, say something as Lee Jeonghun~!”

[Stop lying]

[Hey, Seong Jiwon and Seo Hoyun came together, don’t say things that won’t happen]

[Seo Hoyun will never do thatㅋㅋㅋㅋAhㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ His gaze is so indifferent, it’s hilarious]

[Give back my JeongJeong couple

└ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋPlease don’t get emotionally involvedㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]

After their quick self-introduction, the participants started talking to each other.

Suddenly, the crew handed them a note.

[Exchange numbers, and if you match, you can form a unit and do a cover!]


[Wow, does that mean we can watch a unit cover video for those pairs that match??]

[Wow, wow, wow, wow, a unit?!??!!!]

Then the interview cut in again.

– Q: “Who do you want to match with?”

– Lead Vocal 1: “Someone who arranges well, someone who shares a room with me. I think I can learn from him.”

– Rapper 1: “The guy who fell earlier, the one who whined about his hair hurting when he bleached it platinum.”

[ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋThey suddenly got specificㅋㅋThey just didn’t say the names, but we know who they’re talking about]

[Wow, The Dawn members taking the competition seriously is so funny

└Survival program’s positive effect


“Alright! It’s not fun if we decide right away. Please show us your charm and why you should form a pair.”

“Main Vocal 1! Main Vocal 1!!”

“…Yes, Main Vocal 1?”

“I’ll sing a song!”

Seong Jiwon, who wanted to sing a ballad, jumped up and held a single flower.

He handed the flower to Seo Hoyun as he sang the trending drama OST that could be heard everywhere.

“I keep hiding this heart that looks pitiful from you~.”

[Calm down, Jiwon]

[If it wasn’t for Hoyun’s expression right now, I would have immersed myself in the song]

[He’s unnecessarily sweet, well, it’s Seong Jiwon after all]

“It keeps making me stay up all night~.”


[But damn, whether Seong Jiwon is sweet or not, what Hoyun is doing now… He seems confused

└If it was someone other than Seong Jiwon, he would’ve smacked them right away

└└If it was Kang Ichae, he would’ve been sprawled out on the grass by now

└└Ah ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]

Despite the hooting sounds coming from his surroundings, Seong Jiwon sang the song bravely.

He was really persistent.

The fruits of his seven years of practice were still there.

“Hoyun, let’s do a ballad duet~!! I’m confident!”

“Don’t do this.”

[Lead Vocal 1 contemplating on the sincere courtship….]

The captions were the killing points.

[But then! Main Dancer 1 took that flower!]

Seong Jiwon blinked and asked,

“…Seonghyun, you want to do a ballad?”

“What are you talking about? No, Seo Hoyun can’t be with you. He already sings well, and now it’s time for him to practice the dance he couldn’t do before.”

“Tsk! Seonghyun-hyung, we decided to do a dance cover~! What’s with changing your mind~.”

“When did I say that?”

“You say one thing when going in and another when coming out of the bathroom…!!”

[Intense competition!]

At that moment, Kang Ichae suddenly stood up.

Apparently too lazy to fetch a flower, he casually bent down, ripped some grass from the yard, and gently laid it on Jeong Dajun’s hand.


“A gift~.”

A skull CG exploded beside Jeong Dajun because of the heartfelt courtship.

But Kang Ichae laughed carelessly as if he had made an irresistible proposal.

“Rapper 1 chose Sub Dancer 1~!!”

“What, what, what…!”

“Let’s rock.”

Yet again, a skull CG exploded next to Jeong Dajun.

He fumbled with the grass but then threw it onto the ground.

“No way?! Over there, their singing and even giving flowers, but here, you’re just carelessly giving out some grass. I won’t do it with hyung. Go away! Hyung doesn’t have the desperation of a matching participant. You’re out.”

“Hey, let’s do rock and roll?”

“Being out also means being rock….”

“That’s correct… but let’s do it together.”

[Ah ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋAre they all talking while facing the wall?]

[They’re all just saying their own dreams]

[Hey, here is freaking excitingㄷㄷ It’s just a jungle]

With precise timing, the screen changed, showing a scene where everyone’s desired pairs were intertwined.

[All their desired pairs are different!]

[What will be the outcome of this match…?]

The production staff didn’t expected such a mess, and so they had an emergency meeting to device a solution.

“Shall we decide with arm wrestling?”

“…Um, what?”

And the winner, of course, was Kim Seonghyeon.

“Haha, isn’t it obvious?”

“What’s with him? His strength is….”

“It felt different when I grabbed it.”

After all the members were thoroughly defeated, Kim Seonghyeon proudly selected Seo Hoyun with a satisfied smile.

With the expression of a lamb being led to the slaughter, Seo Hoyun falteringly walked over.

He then plopped down next to him and asked,

“Did you decide on the cover song?”


Kim Seonghyeon beamed.

“We’re doing Get Over.”


Get Over.

The debut song of Joo Woosung’s group, Black Call, was notorious for its incredibly demanding choreography.

Famous for sweeping and cleaning the stage with your entire body and almost changing the choreography every second…

Did Kim Seonghyeon go crazy?

A caption was added as the camera did a close-up on the ashen-faced Seo Hoyun.

[Dancer 1 ♡ Lead Vocal 1]

The second place sighed deeply as soon as the first place chose his pair.

“Ha… then I… will go with Ichae-hyung even though he is not desperate enough. I’m not confident with ballads….”

“Thank you~!”

[Rapper 1 ♡ Sub Dancer 1]

Kang Ichae seemed quite satisfied to be paired with the person he wanted.

Seong Jiwon was left alone.

He was murmuring “Ballad…” as he stood by himself.

Suddenly, the production team came up with a hidden rule.

[Main Vocal 1, who did not get chosen, can pick a guy to form a sub-unit!]

[※However, you can’t chose someone who already rejected you once!]

Everyone was taken aback by this.

[What? So, there are going to be three teams total? One person has to be in two teams?]

[Wow, that one person is going to die]

[In the meantime, look at the expression of Seo Hoyun who has already rejected Jiwon and is being comfortable right now]

“Wow~, awesome~. What can we do~?”

Seo Hoyun chuckled and watched the other members, their faces turning blue.

Unaware of the tough fate ahead…

[Seo Hoyun, you have to dance to Get Overㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ]



Seong Jiwon finally laughed as he scanned the members.

The members who didn’t want to double their practice time quickly looked away…

While Kang Ichae was gazing at the distant mountains, Seong Jiwon grabbed him.

“Then, I choose Rapper 1!!”


As Seong Jiwon boldly chose him, Kang Ichae, who had just been gazing at distant mountains and whistling, suddenly stopped and couldn’t close his mouth.

But Seong Jiwon remained determined.

“I’ll be rapping while Ichae will be singing the ballad!”


[Last hidden couple Main Vocal 1 ♡ Rapper 1]


With that scene, the 15-minute Heart-thumping Matching Survival! ended.

The comment section was filled with ㅋㅋㅋ.

[Chaotic ♪ Confused? The crazy day of The Dawn?]

[Oh, the mild flavor of spicy-hot was just shoved into our mouths]

[Thank you for the units, ah thank you]

The Dawn was… It was painful to suddenly have unit activities added to their fun concept, but at least they brought joy to the fans.

[Rapper 1, who will be dying from exhaustion because he has to do rock and ballad at the same time… (Kang Ichae, 21)

└ Suddenly forced to cover Get Over... Lead Vocal 1 (Seo Hoyun, 23)

└└ Guys, can someone link Joo Woosung’s Get Over

└└ Here (link)]

After watching Joo Woosung’s Get Over fancam, the fans were shocked.

[It can’t be helped]

And the fans gave up quickly.

[Hoyun, take some kimchi fried rice and go get some tips]


[Get Over Special… That Joo Woosung’s dance that he grumbled about being tough]

[Wait… Jiwon, what in the world are you thinking? I told you to stop rapping (crying laughing emoticon)]

[Are you going for humor, Jiwon?

└ Seems like it… Last time on V-live, he said he wanted to practice rapping more seriously…

└└ It’s kind of scary now…]

[My kid… He likes new challenges…

└└ My kid… He believes in covering his weaknesses through practice…

└└ He’s supposed to do a ballad, but why is he making Ichae do it?]

[Hey, am I seeing this right? PD Lee Jeonghun is covering Get Over?

└ Very thankful since he’s an idol himself

└└ Don’t expect too much, Seo Hoyun is known for being a quick study

└└ He’s not like that anymore??;;

└└ Agree… And even if he’s quick…

“Actually, I like it.”

└└ The above comment is pure madness]

A cover song for their own survival program.

Thanks to editing the entire format like a thrilling blind date program, it sparked excitement among fans and also started to gain modest popularity among the public.

As time passed, Seo Hoyun was…

“Gasp… Huff….”

What did I do wrong in my previous life…??

I once again realized the greatness of the top-tier male idol, Joo Woosung.

“Did I sell my country in my past life…?”


As I was crawling on the practice room floor, Kim Seonghyeon kicked me gently with his foot.

“Get up.”

“Why… why are you doing this to me?”

“What’s the point of asking?”

The planning team, who hadn’t seen me struggle in a while, was happily doing a close-up.

Kim Seonghyeon was making a face that said, “You obviously have to practice,” and it was clear that he had been influenced by Seong Jiwon.

“Why… why are we like this?”

“What do you mean?”

“Don’t we usually go out, eat barbecue, and have honest talks for a self-content video?”

“Noeul fans want to see us do this.”

“…You’re doing this on purpose, right?”

I glared hard, but Kim Seonghyeon wasn’t affected at all.

While I was on the verge of fainting on the floor, he kindly showed me the video.

“Look, at 1 minute and 39 seconds, it’s not a full rotation, but actually a half rotation.”

“Show me what’s humanly possible.”

“Joo Woosung-sunbae is indeed divine….”

Kim Seonghyeon was doing a second-by-second analysis of Joo Woosung’s fan cam, but to be honest, I was fed up.

I barely resisted the urge to scream, “Joo Woosung’s dance stat is S+.”

The dance fiesta continued endlessly, and finally, I bid farewell to the planning team and filming staff, who were slowly nodding off.

“We are… planning to practice more. You guys can leave first.”

“Wow… it’s impressive. Sleep is for when you’re resting, right?”

“… Maybe….”

So, everyone left one by one, and Kim Seonghyeon and I continued to practice.

Even though it’s been a year and a half since our debut, practicing desperately as if we hadn’t debuted yet… seemed like a habit.


I was curious about Kim Seonghyeon, who was dancing without getting tired even though I was lying down without the strength to even move my fingers.

He seemed to dance better than he did six months ago.


[Kim Seonghyeon got a lot of attention in the dance variety show! The broadcast only lasted a minute, but…!]

As if reading my mind, the system window displayed a message.

I heard about it… but I’ve been out of it lately.

As I quietly looked at Kim Seonghyeon, his stats appeared with ghost-like timing.

[Checking Kim Seonghyeon’s stats.





(In a different meaning from the PD who lives somewhere…)]

This guy….

Anyway, I scanned through Kim Seonghyeon’s stats.

[Singing: B-

Dancing: S-

Variety: D-

Acting: E-

???: ???

Charm: A-]

…Is he insane?

It was a rare sight to see S- and E- at the same time.

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The Trashy PD Has to Survive as an Idol

The Trashy PD Has to Survive as an Idol

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[Congratulations Seo Hoyun! You have been selected as a player in the Unknown Idol Tycoon.] The good-for-nothing PD, who is criticized by everyone, becomes a unknown idol in a parallel world. Only his younger sibling remembers him. To return to the original world, he must become a top idol and clear the game! “…Quest accepted.” “Are you crazy?” “Don’t we need to eat and live?” His specialty is blackmailing, his hobby is persuasion. The survival story of the unscrupulous PD-turned-idol who will stop at nothing!
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