Not a day goes by without us thinking what it could have been like without COVID-19. We should be out and enjoying the marvelous views of nature, but we are stuck in the four corners of our house. Who would have thought that merely stepping out of our home is an anxious thing to do now. We all miss weekend getaways, spontaneous travels with our family and friends. As we look on the bright side, this pandemic should not limit us from experiencing a sweet escape in South Korea in the comfort of our homes. Here are five K-variety shows that will surely ignite the wanderlust within you.
Main Cast: Youn Yuh Jung, Lee Seo Jin, Jung Yu Mi, Park Seo Joon, Choi Woo Shik
If you want to experience what it’s like living during the Joseon Dynasty and have a glimpse of South Korea’s glorious history, Youn’s Stay is the perfect show for you! It is a reality show that invites international guests to stay at a hanok, a traditional Korean house, and gives them a glimpse of South Korea during the 14th century. The star-studded cast members are in charge of the guesthouse’s daily operations—from food, drinks, accommodations, and other services—letting their guests experience the beauty of Korean culture. Plus, their charming personalities often leave a lasting impression on the guests, making their stay unforgettable and worth it.
Main Cast: Sung Dong Il, Kim Hee Won, Yeo Jin Goo, Im Shi Wan
This show will make you want to live in a simple tiny home while traveling all corners of South Korea. Now on its second season, House on Wheels will give the cast a chance to invite each others’ friends and get to travel around South Korea. To see our favorite actors live a serene life away from the spotlight gives this show an exciting turn.
Our Little Summer Vacation
Main Cast: Choi Woo Shik, Jung Yu Mi
A healing adventure together with your closest friends is what everyone longs for right now. Be at ease since Summer Vacation is ready to take you on a therapeutic journey. Celebrity friends Jung Yu-mi and Choi Woo-Shik are set to take a vacation in the countryside of South Korea to be relieved from the stress and pressure of living the city life. Additionally, at the beginning of the show, a surprise guest joins their healing trip, one that will surely make every woman’s heart skip a beat.
Main Cast: Kang Ho Dong, Lee Soo Geun, Eun Ji Won, Song Min Ho, Ahn Jae Hyun, Cho Kyu Hyun, P.O
Laughter is indeed the best medicine. This variety show has been giving color and joy into the lives of its audiences for eight seasons. In the newest season of New Journey To The West, the ensemble cast will begin another quest to complete the “dragon balls” through different sets of games. As a twist, each cast member will role-play any kind of character,this makes their activities filled with so much hilarity. Hence, this show will indeed give you a daily dose of serotonin.
Main Cast: Tak Jae Hoon, Kim Hee Sun, Yoo Teo, Moon Se Yun, Kim Jongin
This new variety show is perfect for couples who recently tied the knot. Honeymoon Tavern will feature a fabulous honeymoon spot for newly married couples to fully enjoy their honeymoon experience amidst the current pandemic by serving various dishes, refreshments, and entertaining activities during their stay. Kim Hee-sun, Tak Jae-hoon, Yoo Teo, Moon Se-Yoon, and EXO’s Kai will take on these challenges to give the couples an experience of a lifetime.
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