List of K-Varieties to watch 2016 (KOREAN VARIETY SHOWS)

Its time for the yearly round up of top Korean Variety shows! In this list, I will list the shows that are still airing, or is being aired in the year of 2016! Text mostly from Wikipedia, here comes the list!

  1. Running Man

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The well-known K-Variety will be undergoing some major change as recent news confirmed that member Kang Gary, will be leaving the show after 6 years! Despite the casts and crew’s persuasion, he decided to leave the show to focus on his music and wants to study it more. His last filming date will be on the 31 Oct, and the show will be finding a replacement for Gary. We wish Gary and Running Man the best of luck!

 Ratings: 7/10

2. Superman Returns

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I guess nobody can get enough of the cuteness of the kids on Superman returns, especially Daebak-ie. In the recent episodes there is a new segment which is shared by 3 dads, Oh Ji-ho, Yang Dong-geun and In Gyo-jin as they start OGG, a segment where 3 of them bring their babies together and spend 2d1n without their moms.

Rating: 8.5/10

 

3. Unnie’s Slam Dunk

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Sister’s Slam Dunk (언니들의 슬램덩크) is a South Korean reality show that airs every Friday on KBS 2TV starting from April 8, 2016. The show features an all-female cast consisting of Ra Mi-ran, Kim Sook, Hong Jin-kyung, Min Hyo-rin, Jessi and Tiffany, and follows their attempt at fulfilling each cast member’s dream using a budget of 2,196,000 won or approximately $2000. The cast members formed a special girl group named “Unnies” and released a Park Jin-young-produced single titled “Shut Up”, featuring Yoo Hee-yeol, in July 2016.

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Rating: 7/10

4. Star Show 360

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Star Show 360 is a South Korean variety show, which airs Monday at 11:10 PM KST on MBC Every1. The show is hosted by Leeteuk and Tak Jae Hoon. Join the host in uncovering different groups of guest every week! As on now, EXO, VIXX, IOI, Seventeen and SISTAR’s episodes have been aired and the next episode will star Apink.

Ratings: 8/10

5. Hit The Stage

 

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Hit the Stage is an Mnet television program in which K-pop idols team up with professional dance teams to compete in a dance survival contest. It premiered on July 27, 2016 and airs every Wednesday on Mnet and tvN at 11pm KST. The live competition is hosted by entertainers Jun Hyun-moo and Lee Soo-geun. Stars such as SHINee Taemin, SISTAR Bora, SNSD Hyoyeon, MONSTAX Shownu, NCT Ten, INFINITE Hoya, Block B Ukwon, BigStar Feel Dog, Jang Hyunseung, ASTRO Rocky, Myname Seyong, GOT7 Yugeom, TEENTOP Changjo,Up10tion Bit-to, TWICE Momo, I.O.I Chungha, Stephanie, Nicole, Lovelyz Mijoo, Miss A Min and DIA Eunjin & Chaeyeon.

Ratings: 9/10 

6. Produce 101

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Produce 101 (Hangul프로듀스 101, stylized as PRODUCE 101) is a 2016 reality girl group survival show on Mnet. It is a large-scale project in which the public “produces” a unit girl group by choosing members from a pool of 101 trainees from 46 entertainment companies as well as the group’s concept, debut song, and group name. The show has the second-largest budget of all shows produced by Mnet at about four billion won (approximately $3.4 million). The 11 winners, Na-young, Yeon-jung, Mi-na, Jieqiong, Chae-yeon, So-mi, Se-jeong, Chung-ha, Yoo-jung, So-hye, Do-yeon formed I.O.I and the girls just got the first ever 11 members win with their new song, Very Very Very!

Rating: 8/10 

Other shows, like Code, Weekly Idol, Infinity Challenge, Laws of Jungle are some great shows to watch too!

[EVENT] Jessica Jung Asia Fan Meet in Singapore

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Fans of Korean American K-Pop sensation Jessica Jung will be glad to hear that she will be holding her first fan meeting in Singapore on 11 November 2016.

Having established herself as a fashion designer with her own fashion line, Blanc & Eclare, Jessica is back to her musical roots with the release of her first mini solo album ‘With Love J’, which topped charts in Korea and 9 other countries in Asia. With her characteristic soprano tones and unique artistry, it is no surprise that the music video for her debut solo single, ‘Fly’, which is a collaboration with American rapper Fabolous, has reached over 21 million views on YouTube till date.

Kicking off her first solo Asia tour, Jessica will perform on 11 November at Suntec Convention Hall in Singapore before heading to Jakarta, Manila and Ho Chi Minh. Fans can expect fun interaction, stage games and performances in this 90 minutes’ party. Tickets are available on sale now via Asia Box Office (www.asiaboxoffice.com).

EVENT INFORMATION

Name: JESSICA FAN MEETING SINGAPORE 2016

Date: 11th November 2016

Venue: Suntec Convention Hall 601 – 604

Time: 8.00PM

Tickets: $198, $158, $108, $78

Organised by: Launch