Whenever I disappear for
long short periods of time, it’s usually because I’m watching my shows… and can’t stop watching my shows.
Now that I’m no longer in law school I don’t have homework or finals to keep me from my precious, beloved shows, but working at a law firm is (how surprising) even more exhausting!
Well, at least I’m getting paid, and I’m currently saving up for KCON, too. I’ve booked a Junior King Suite at J.W. Marriott Los Angeles, L.A. Live and will be buying my plane ticket and KCON ticket later this week. Remember unni? She lives in L.A., and we are going to KCON together!
Anyway, when I finally DO get off work (at 4:00 P.M.) and have time to watch my shows (until as late at , that’s all I’ve been doing, especially since I went home for Father’s Day this past weekend and am behind.
I am over Korean dramas for the time being and am definitely back to binging on Korean variety shows. I even started watching We Got Married (again), and I am SO in love with two of the new couples: Wooyoung and Park Se Young couple and Namgoong Min and Hong Jin Young couple!
God, I forgot the power of the Busan satoori…
It’s also weird and gratifying to see Wooyoung ALL grown up. I was a 2PM fan girl back when they debuted in 2008 or 2009. I even got to see them perform live in Dallas at the House of Blues! However, when the Jay Park thing happened, I became a little distant from 2PM (and Kpop), but like I’ve said before (somewhere), EXO brought me back into Kpop fan girlism, and now I can’t stop that, either!
Anyway, here are some of my must-watch classic Korean variety shows that, like the first few seasons of We Got Married featuring my favorite couple Hwang Bo and Kim Hyun Joong, you don’t want to miss.
1. X-Man (2003)
Various celebrities are divided into two teams. One team is led by Kang Ho Dong and the other team is led by Yoo Jae Suk!
At the start of each episode, one celebrity is chosen by the producer to be the X-man, whose main mission is to disrupt teamwork in his or her team and purposely throw challenges while keeping his or her identity a secret.
Kim Jong Kook and Yoon Eun Hye had a famous love-line in X-Man, as well.
2. Ya Shim Man Man (2003)
In this show, guests have to answer fun questions about family, love, and more. If their answer is not in the Top 5, then they gets blown by very strong air that actually hurts and ruins their hair!
Like this, the audience and fans get an opportunity to get to know some of their favorite celebrities like, Bi, Yoon Kye Sang, and Shin Mi Na a little more, because they offer their opinions gained from their own personal experiences.
3. Heroine 6 (2004)
A school theme keeps this show fun and fabulous! Male celebrity guests like SS501 (Kim Hyun Joong’s boy group) stop by the classroom. They try to get picked by the heroine of their choice, usually through dancing or a special performance.
Should more than one male choose the same heroine, then they battle it out to win their girl! They will have to do the most bizarre things, like role playing, singing, etc.
Afterwards, they play two very original games: Catch the Mouse and Dibidibidip.
4. Love Letter (2004)
This show featured male and female contestants competing for “each other” in romance games. For example guests have to dance in order to impress the person they are after. Contestants were artists, actors, models, comedians, and MCs of the South Korean entertainment industry.
5. Family Outing (2008)
This show had a celebrity family travel to different parts of South Korea, taking care of the house of an elderly family who would be sent on an awesome, once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
So, have you watched any of these classic Korean variety shows?
Along with We Got Married (2008), Happy Together (2001) is a must-watch classic Korean variety show that is actually still on air!
P.S.: Feeding Your KDrama Addiction will be back next week, on Monday as always. I will also be back (soon), so stay tuned for some cool blog posts this weekend.