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: August 2017
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 summer special with MAMAMOO – it’s technically before the comeback, but I included because it’s fairly close.
Weekly Idol fansubbed episodes are blocked in Korea, so I can only link whatever subbed clips I can find on YouTube at this point.
Try Not to Dance Challenge
Random Play Dance
The group has to perform their latest song in an unexpected location. In this case, it looks like a senior center or a place to play chess.
Members: Yuju, SinB, Umji
A travel variety show. Two teams of celebrities travel to a specific destination based on the episode’s theme. They then present footage of their journey to an audience, filled with travel tips and information. The audience then votes on which team had the more entertaining trip.
Yuju, SinB, and Umji competed as a team against three members of BTOB (Eunkwang, Minhyuk, Changsub). Both teams went to water parks for a summer special.
Members: Eunha and Umji
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.
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.
Idol groups watch their music video and talk about behind the scenes stories and parts they like. (The original is available on YouTube, but does not have subtitles.)
POPS IN SEOUL
Pops in Seoul
MV Shooting Sketch