BLACKPINK Variety Shows and Essential Content: 2018

IMPORTANT!!! I have moved to Korea since I created this blog, and I since have discovered that many videos – especially ones that are uploaded by fans with English subs have been blocked on Korean YouTube and other websites. This also means I cannot add as many full videos as before, because they simply are not available in my region.  All of the videos on the list are the ones I can access easily in Korea, or they are subbed clips I can find on Korean YouTube.  I apologize for the inconvenience!  – Katherine

Approximate Promotion Period: Summer 2018


Idol Room
JTBC (episodes on V-Live)
Episode 7
A K-pop centered variety show with former Weekly Idol hosts Jung Hyungdon and Defconn.  It generally features standard dance and mission corners, tailoring the games to the group or a specific member. Clips (especially subbed ones) are hard to find because the show is pretty vigilant about their copyright.  It’s best to go directly to the source on V-Live (click on the episode above).


This clip is of Jennie going through a haunted house. Although Jisoo only appears in it for a bit, I chose this clip because it’s the only one I can find with English subtitles.

Running Man
Episode 408
Members: Jisoo and Jennie
A popular and long-running variety show featuring a fixed cast who completes missions with various guests during themed episodes.


Amazing Saturday
Also known as Doremi Market
(놀라운 토요일)
Episode 21
Members: Jisoo and Rosé
A variety show with a fixed cast of several well known variety stars and idols and then two guest stars for every episode.  Each week features one market in South Korea.  The cast members and guests must play games to win the chance to eat one of that market’s three representative foods.

I embedded the episode preview because tvN doesn’t have any subbed clips of the episode on YouTube. If you’d like to see a fansubbed version of the full episode, you can go here.


“BLACKPINK Talks New Album, ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du’ Video Outfits & More”

SOURCES: YouTube, V-Live, Beulping Subs (1), Billboard, JTBC, SBS, tvN

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