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The impact of Hallyu Wave Korea over the past decade has been very pronounced. Not only Korean drama or boygroup and girlgroup, the variety show did not go unnoticed by International fans.
South Korea itself is known to have many variety shows that are aired on television. The show has an entertaining concept and what it is, so it can keep the audience entertained. Not only in Korea, this variety show also managed to achieve its popularity to foreign countries.
Here are 3 korean variety shows that are popular internationally.
Running Man became the most widely known variety show by most people. The show, which first aired in 2010, was quite successful and worldwide. They have even held fan meetings and tours to several countries in Asia, including Indonesia.
Running Man is a variety show conducted without text or script. The personnel and guest stars are divides into two or three groups to perform a mission with the direction of the producer. The winning group will get a prize at the end of the event.
Guest stars who come not only Korean artists or idols, some famous actors abroad have also been invited to guest star. Call it like, Jackie Chan, Hollywood actors Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, and Simon Pegg.
Not only its guest stars, the show is often filmed in several countries, such as Indonesia, China, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Macau, and Australia. The event was hosted by 6 permanent personnel since 2010, namely Ji Suk Jin, Yoo Jae Suk, Kim Jong Kook, Haha, Song Ji Hyo, and Lee Kwang so. In 2018, Running Man added two of its personnel, Jeon So Min and Yang Se Chan.
Variety show Running Man continues to this day. Since its inset, the show has aired 523 episodes, and will continue.
The Return of Superman Variety Show
Know Triplet Song? Yes, they are the three twins of actor Song Il Kook who have participated in this variety show. The Return of Superman became the second most popular variety show from Korea. For those of you who like children, maybe this show is perfect for watching. The show features the activities of actors who have become fathers to take care of their children alone for the next 48 hours.
The Return of Superman shows an adorable interaction between the father and the child. This event received a positive response from the community, because it was indirectly able to set an example in parenting in its golden age.
The show, which has been airing since 2013, has no permanent members from the beginning of the show until now. This is because, the filming process will usually be stopped if the child has started entering school age. The filming process itself was done by installing a tent for the cameramen, and several cameras installed in every corner of the house.
Knowing Bros/ Ask Us Anything Variety Show
Knowing Bros or Ask Us Anything is a variety show that invites guests of both actors and idols, and challenges them to ask the show’s personnel anything.
The show has regular members, namely Kang Ho Dong, Seo Jang Hoon, Kim Young Chul, Lee so Geun, Kim Hee Chul. Min Kyung Hoon and Lee Sang Min. All seven members must guess all the questions they receive.
In this event, too, guest stars can freely speak informally to anyone, including to older members. The interaction between members and guest stars, successfully brought laughter.
Ask Us Anything also takes the concept of a class in school. All members and guest stars in attendance will wear school uniforms until the event is over. This variety show, much in demand by kpop fans, becauseit often comes to their idol as a guest star.