Their entertainment has been one of the commodities that are supported by the government. To be an idol in South Korea, people need to be trained for years before they debut. The idol learns many aspects of being an entertainer, not only singing and dancing, but also acting and the whole package. This has allowed South Korea to take an increasingly prominent role in the global entertainment industry. The reality shows cover a wide enough range of topics that it can leave you amazed. In this article, Channel-Korea will talk about a reality show that always makes some fans argue; curious to know more? Keep reading!
About The Show
Star Show 360 was South Korean variety show aired on MBC Every1. This variety show was hosted by Leeteuk, Tak Jae-hoon, and Kim So-hye of I.O.I. The show invited guest stars who were asked about their personal life, ability, talent in singing, acting, and anything else the hosts come up with. This first episode aired on September 19, 2016, and it ended on November 7, 2016.
Since the show was lead by Tak Jae Hoon and Lee Teuk, it is no surprise that the invited guests got lots of laughs and thrills while they were on the show. So much comedy and show performances along with the show! viewers were often surprised that the idol or guest stars showed different sides of themselves, making this show more interesting. The hosts were very good at making guests open up and heating up the room through their questions and answers. Below are some of the highlights and best moments from some guest stars that came on the show, including BTS, EXO, Seventeen, VIXX, and A-pink.
BTS came on the Star 360 show with their full member roster. BTS (방탄소년단) or Bangtan Boys consists of seven members, including RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. They debuted on June 13, 2013, under Big Hit Entertainment, with the lead single ‘No More Dream’ from the album ‘2 Cool 4 Skool,’ starting their journey to international popularity. They have been considered like a second Psy, who also succeeded in bringing a lot of attention to the South Korean entertainment industry. The group has been recognized internationally and has appeared on popular American talk shows to promote their albums and songs. BTS gets so much excitement from fans since they have such original song lyrics. Every song gives strength to the listener and helps them feel brave enough to give something different to the world. Hands up to them! Some funny things happened during the show, like Jungkook and J-Hope imitating girl group dancing. When J-Hope and Jungkook danced to girl group songs, Jungkook and V also had an impersonation battle, and V tried to harmonize with everyone with his saxophone, which as he admitted, he had not played for six years. Furthermore, in the middle of the show, V left to go use the bathroom, which is something that never happened before according to the hosts’ experience, and brought on many laughs. Jimin confessed that he has no aegyo, and Rapmonster is like Rap Monster. Other secrets also came out into the open; Jin’s sense of humour trait comes from Jin‘s grandpa or uncle-like, and Suga could be in a variety show, such as an entertainment guru. Moreover, on this episode. Sohye from IOI joined them, making the show even lighter and more joyful. Jin was also proclaimed as “Worldwide Handsome.” The other members added that Jin has a young face, but a middle-aged sense of humor. Jin also fell proud that BTS is not always become number 1, he felt proud to be 26th in the United States. V is the one who least likes alcohol and recognized that it’s a big deal to reach the legal age for drinking. He also talked a bit about how they celebrated Jungkook’s birthday in Europe with a beer. RM, known as Rap Monster back then, charmed everyone with his amazing English. The hosts also agreed about how sexy RM was when he spoke English. The group also performed a skit called “Eye Candy of BTS High School,” where the members came together playing characters from a fictional high school: V as class president, Jimin as a P.E. teacher, RM as an English teacher, Jin as a school nurse, Suga as the music instructor, Jungkook as the art club leader, and J-Hope as a Korean teacher. J-Hope looked so good in comedy and drama, indeed. Tak Jae-hoon, the host, mentioned that his daughter’s bias was Suga and she wanted to become his wife. Suga responded cutely that he was always confused about why so many girls adored him. At the end of the episode, BTS performed “Blood, Sweat & Tears” and an incendiary version of “Fire.” So cool!
Star Show 360 was the first reality show that has ever had the entire membership of EXO on as guests at the same time. While recording the show, some fans who were already lining up to get in were irritated since they felt they were being treated abusively. Moreover, they were not allowed to watch the entire episode as they were promised. EXO (엑소) currently consists of nine members, including Suho, Xiumin, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun. There are several former members including, Kris, Tao, and Luhan who already separated from the group because of personal choice. The group debuted on April 8, 2012, under SM Entertainment. All the members of EXO came on the show as a guest star. Kai, who was still recovering, could not perform on the music broadcast, but still came on the show. Some secrets between the EXO members came out on this variety show, Chanyeol said that Xiumin is the one who was the cutest, but he still had a manly body. The other members said that even if Xiumin said no, he still ended up still helping because he does not want to look like a bully. Xiumin and Suho were the ones with crispy jokes. Meanwhile, Baekhyun was one of the smartest, since he could carry out choreography after just one day and become the number one without learning. On the other hand, Lay admitted that he was the slowest one, you should see how he explained his answer. Another weird thing was about Baekhyun, who always goes naked to decrease the awkwardness. Lay has an unusual habit, he would poke his butt as a greeting to other members. So weird! Chen is a serious person who never laughed at Suho’s jokes. On the other hand, Chen said that Baekhyun is the funniest member and D.O is the least funny.
The MC hosts Tak Jae-hoon and Lee Teuk asked Jun, Mingyu, Woozi, and Wonwoo about their acting skills. Mingyu and Wonwoo appeared to be the brightest among all, praised by Sohye from I.O.I, who become the additional host at the moment. Seventeen debuted on May 26, 2015, under Pledis Entertainment. Seventeen (세븐틴) is a boy band group that consists of 13 members, including S.coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon (as the hip-hop unit); Woozi, Jeonghan, Joshua, DK, Seungkwan (as the vocal unit); Hoshi, Jun, The8, and Dino (as the performance unit). On their episode they talked about how their group got named Seventeen. Meanwhile, Vernon revealed that he was born in New York, since his parents meet there and lived there for five years, but he never felt enthusiastic about the city. He said he mostly felt strange in New York, which made everyone laugh. Talking about the skinship, Woozi is the member who doesn’t like skinship, and Seungkwan the most comfortable with it. Woozi has ability to play keyboard and he was challenged to make the sound logo of Star 360. It was so amazing to combine it with new lyrics sung by other members. Later on, Seventeen got to express it with choreography, and the result was very amusing! Fun fact: all the songs and dance choreography for Seventeen is produced by all the members of the group. What an amazing work! Hoshi said he was a big fans of Shinee. Hoshi learned English by listening of their CD, and he had aspired to become a singer since then. After being teased by the two hosts, he also admitted that he liked Super Junior. Lee teuk then smiled, but when he was asked about what spesific member he liked, he said he liked all of them. They also performed an umbrella dance like Kingsman on the show, which has never been seen on another show. The dance is superb!