4 top K-pop reality shows, from Run BTS to 24/365 with Blackpink and Twice TV – where else can we see BTS bungee jumping and Blackpink bonding over go-karting?
K-pop entertainment companies have realised that when it comes to promoting their stars, content is king.
It’s no longer enough for idols to guest star on variety shows – many groups have started releasing their own content by starring in their own variety shows. It’s a good way to keep their fans engaged, attract new ones, and keep control of their image.
If you’re a K-pop fan, here are the idol reality shows you really can’t miss:
24/365 with Blackpink
However, the show stopped abruptly in November, when leaked clips of the final episode showed the members interacting with a baby panda. Fans expressed concern about the baby panda’s safety, prompting YG Entertainment to release a statement reassuring fans that the episode was “conducted with the participation of professional veterinarians and breeders”.
Now, six seasons in, the show has featured the girls doing activities such as running through mazes, travelling to Jeju island together, and filming music videos for their hit songs Fancy, Feel Special and Yes or Yes.
The show is popular among NCTzens, NCT’s official fan club, and even showcases the diversity of the group by having each member serve as a tour guide to their own hometown. Over the span of 10 seasons, the show has featured trips to Chiang Mai, Osaka and Bangkok.
- Blackpink’s series was stopped last November after they were shown cosying up to a baby panda, worrying fans and prompting a statement from YG Entertainment
- NCT Life follows the group’s travels from Bangkok to Osaka to Chiang Mai, while Twice TV revealed the girl’s first meal with JYP Entertainment’s CEO