(Updated August 2020)
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: January 2019
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.
JTBC (episodes on V-Live)
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).
AFTER MOM GOES TO SLEEP
After Mom Goes to Sleep
Guests cook a meal and answer interview questions, but they have to be quiet and stay under a certain noise level. If they make a loud noise or talk loudly, the “mom” sleeping behind them will wake up and they have to wear something silly as punishment. (Sometimes it’s a different setting like school or the office, but there’s always a character sleeping.)
You can watch the broadcast on V-Live here.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB
After School Club
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.
Weekly Idol fansubbed episodes are blocked in Korea, so I can only link whatever subbed clips I can find on YouTube at this point. I actually can’t find any subbed clips, but this one is of GFriend playing the Whisper Challenge – so if you listen carefully and/or look at the subtitles, you can figure out how they’re doing.
Members: Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, SinB
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. This is a Lunar New Special with the hosts and Kim Donghan.
An interview online segment with lots of background stories and “TMI.”