GFriend Variety Shows and Essential Content: “Fingertip” Era

(Updated August 2020)

IMPORTANT!!! I have moved to Korea since I created this blog, and I have discovered that many videos – especially ones that are uploaded by fans with English subs – have been blocked on Korean YouTube and other websites.  So unfortunately, I cannot watch most of these videos or verify the links anymore.  This also means I cannot add as many videos as before because they simply are not available in my region.  I’m sorry if you click on something and it’s no longer there, but there’s not really any way for me to check! – Katherine

Approximate Promotion Period: March 2017

WEEKLY IDOL

Weekly Idol fansubbed episodes are blocked in Korea, so I can only link whatever subbed clips I can find on YouTube at this point. This clip is of GFriend continuing their streak of 2X Speed Dance domination with “Fingertip.’

Weekly Idol
(주간 아이돌)
MBC Every1
2017
Episode 293
A popular variety show that shines the spotlight on one or more idol groups every episode.  There are well-known corners that often involve dance challenges or aegyo, but the guests always play games or complete missions to earn prizes.

NEW YANG NAM SHOW

New Yang Nam Show
MNET
2017
Episode 3
A variety talk show named for the two hosts: Yang Se Hyung and Eric Nam. There used to be another episode, but I can’t find any links to it anymore.

IDOL PARTY

Idol Party
TV Chosun
2017

YOO HEE YEOL’S SKETCHBOOK

Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook
(유희열의 스케치북)
KBS
2017
A talk show hosted by well known MC Yoo Hee Yeol.  Invited artists chat with him and then perform their latest song; they’ll also occasionally perform other songs or covers.

This video is a medley of famous songs by other female idols: “No. 1” by BoA, “Mister” by KARA, “So Hot” by Wonder Girls, and “Into the New World” by Girls’ Generation.

IMMORTAL SONGS 2

GFriend covered “Fox” by Kim Kwangjin.

Immortal Songs 2
(불후의 명곡: 전설을 노래하다)
KBS
2017
A popular singing variety show.  Each episode features a famous singer as the theme of the episode.  Guest singers perform their own versions of the special guest’s songs, and the audience votes for their favorite at the end of the episode. 

K RUSH

K-Rush
Season 1
KBS
2017
A short variety show that is geared towards the international K-pop fandom, often having segments highlighting different parts of Korean culture like travel and food. This was a special segment that showed behind the scenes footage of Immortal Songs 2.

LET’S DANCE (KNOW ALL THE BEAT CHALLENGE)

Let’s Dance (Know All the Beat Challenge)
(Let’s Dance 척척박자)
1theK
2017
The group has to dance perfectly through their new song while the producers try to trick them (speeding up or slowing down the beat, changing the song, etc.).  They have 5 chances to get it right – though they lose points for every fail.  They can gain extra points through a bonus mission they can do while dancing.

RELAY DANCE

Relay Dance
(릴레이댄스)
MNET/M2
2017
A popular series of dance videos where an idol group performs their latest track standing in a line, with one member dancing at a time.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Entertainment Weekly
(연예가중계)
KBS
2017
A show structured like a news broadcast where the presenters discuss the week’s pop culture news. 

POPS IN SEOUL

Pops in Seoul
Arirang
2017
Comeback Interview

HELLO COUNSELOR

Hello Counselor
(안녕하세요)
KBS
2017
Episode 317 
Members: SinB and Umjui
A talk show featuring a fixed panel and several celebrity guests.  People can write into the show about their concerns.  If selected, they will appear on the show and discuss their problem.  After hearing from the various parties involved, the celebrities will vote on whether the issue is truly a “concern” and offer their advice.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

After School Club
Arirang
2017
Episode 257 
A Korean and English-speaking talk show for international fans and the overseas audience.  While K-pop groups and idols discuss their latest releases and participate in various segments and games, a major corner involves “meeting” fans through a video chat and fulfilling their requests.

SIMPLY K-POP

Simply K-Pop
Arirang
2017
MINI-MEET


SOURCES: YouTube*, Dailymotion**, 1theK, Arirang, KBS, MBC Every1, MNET/M2, TV Chosun
*Weekly Idol clip uploaded and subbed by ALL THE K-POP
**New Yang Nam Show episode uploaded and subbed by user GFSquad Subs. Idol Party episode uploaded and subbed by user Buddy HQ.

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