GFriend Variety Shows and Essential Content: “Glass Bead” 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 and April 2015
NOTE: There are not a lot of variety show appearance for GFriend during this time. I imagine this is because they were rookies from a relatively small company and didn’t have a lot of recognition yet.


MV Bank Stardust 2


Weekly Idol
(주간 아이돌)
MBC Every1
Episode 194
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. GFriend appeared on a rookie special with Berry Good.

Weekly Idol fansubbed episodes are blocked in Korea, so I can only link whatever subbed clips I can find on YouTube at this point. While this clip of GFriend and Berry Good playing Random Play Dance isn’t subbed, I don’t think you really need subtitles to understand what’s going on.


GFriend! Look After Our Dog!
12 episodes
A reality show that features the girls petsitting and fulfilling various missions while divided into teams. I think this aired between their “Glass Bead” and “Me Gustas Tu” promotions.

Episode 1

Episode 3

Episode 5

Episode 7

Episode 9

Episode 11

Episode 2

Episode 4

Episode 6

Episode 8

Episode 10

Episode 12

SOURCES: YouTube*, Dailymotion*, KBS, MBC Every1, skyTV
*Weekly Idol clip uploaded by ALL THE K-POP.  The first episode listed here is subbed by GFRIEND United, while the remaining episodes are on the page for GFSQUAD Subs.
**MV Bank Stardust 2 episode uploaded and subbed by user GFRIEND United.

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