Earlier this week I made a post about all the BTS shows for everyone to have a resource to turn to, but now I want to be a little more indulgent and talk about the shows I love.
Seventeen’s 13 Castaway Boys
This was such a sweet show and it really was all about showing carats how Seventeen worked together as a family unit. It was so interesting to see different boys take on roles that we expected of them but had never quite seen them in like housewife Mingyu and gardening fairy Wonwoo. If you want a heartwarming show that never loses your interest, 13 Castaway Boys is it.
American Hustle Life
This is a straight-up masterpiece, no one can convince me otherwise. I recognize that it was super uncomfortable at times and it was definitely a learning process for the boys, but I think it taught them so much about themselves and their image and it gave them a better understanding of how to make their sound more them while still incorporating elements of hip hop.
Any episode of this show is gold, but my personal favorites are the ones with Red Velvet, Shinee, and BTS. I just can’t get enough of Hoseok, Jungkook, and Jimin doing girl group dances and Shinee doing a double-time Sherlock. It’s an unnatural environment and while I am typically not a fan of that, I like this instance of it.
Okay, I’ll admit. This is mostly because I like to see the idols playing games. The actual learning process for the choreography is far too fast for me to actually catch anything. Regardless, I don’t think anyone would be able to focus on learning dance moves when their idol is giggling and having a good time.
Monsta X’s Right Now
This was legitimately one of the funniest things I ever had the pleasure of watching. I’d never taken much interest in Monsta X as people but when I heard this show was coming out I jumped on board to see if I could learn to love them and I did–immediately.
This was an easy sell for me at the time because GOT7 was the only K-Pop group I loved and this was my first real dive into K-Pop content. I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was such variety in every episode and that you really got to know the idol more intimately than you would have otherwise. Especially for a Mark girl like me, it afforded me an actual opportunity to see him talking! And laughing! And having a personality! (That’s not a roast, I legitimately knew nothing about the guy. He’s a tough boy to read.)
This is such a disorganized post because I mostly just wanted to share what shows I’ve really loved in my years of loving K-Pop. Let me know what shows you guys have loved. What was your first K-Pop variety show? What’s your current fave obsession? Leave me a comment and let me know!