Hello bookish friends! You already know I love books, movie and anime, but did you know I also enjoy Korean variety shows? Sorry to the Kdrama fans out there, but I don’t like dramas.😂
Without further ado, here is my top 5 list of Korean variety shows!
- Running Man
I never really got into Running man until the show became immensely popular. Although my secondary school friends were buzzing about this show, at that point in time I didn’t feel that it was interesting or that I needed to watch it.
When I finally got around to watching it though, this show really got me through a tough time. On those days that I hated life and didn’t feel like smiling at all, Running man would always come through for me and make my day very much brighter and within a few minutes into the show, I would be grinning from ear to ear at the cast’s hilarious antics.
- Infinity Challenge
I got into this show a few years AFTER Running man, so I missed a lot of this show and it’s actually already ended.
Infinity Challenge holds another special place in my heart as the cast is equally lovable and funny at the same time. They go through impossible challenges and they grow with the show, which made it really meaningful to watch.
- Battle Trip
Watching Battle Trip is the next best thing to travelling to the actual location itself. Every episode, they have Korean celebrities to plan out itineraries to the country intended and the celebrities will take you with them as they explore the country, food and culture!
Having a great wanderlust but being broke and having strict parents, watching Battle Trip is probably the only way I can get to see the world in the comfort of my own home.
- Hyori’s bed and breakfast
Hyori’s bed and breakfast is a more unique variety show, it follows the famous pop star, Hyori and her life living in Jeju Island. It’s slow paced and relaxing as they tackle the problems and fun that comes with running a bed and breakfast with their pets.
I love that this variety show is really relaxing and it teaches you to take life one day at a time. It’s also pretty funny and emotional.
- The return of superman
The return of superman is a variety show that gets celebrity Korean dads to take care of their children for 2 days while their mums can get some time away. (Just look at these cutie pies)
I absolutely love this show and majority of the kids inside the show! Too bad a lot of my favourites have left already, but it’s nice to see the fathers interact with their children and we as an audience can see the children grow as well.