(Last Updated May 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: June/July 2018
NOTE: Several of these variety show appearances happened earlier in 2018 or a little after the official “Dejavu” promotion period.
TWO YOO PROJECT – SUGAR MAN
Clip of NU’EST’s performance on the show – they competed against gugudan, performing a cover of Lee Jiyeon’s “Wind Please Stop Blowing.”
Two Yoo Project – Sugar Man
(투유 프로젝트 – 슈가맨)
Season 2, Episode 1
A music variety show starring well known MCs Yoo Jae Suk and Yoo Hee Yeol. Each episode features songs by singers who are considered “one hit wonders.” Each MC recreates the song and gives it a contemporary spin, forming a team with various producers and guesting idols to do so. Then, they go head to head in a performance.
Season 2, Episode 1
A web variety show that focuses on idol groups and helps them create their own short broadcasts with different themes.
I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE
I Can See Your Voice
(너의 목소리가 보여)
Season 5, Episode 11
A music variety show where the goal is to determine if someone is a good singer without actually hearing them sing. Each episode features several contestants who could be a “good” or “bad” singer. With the help of a panel, the guest artists try to eliminate the “bad” singers with tests based on visuals and lip syncing. The aim is to have the last person standing be a “good” singer.
NU’EST W IN 10 SECONDS
NU’EST W in 10 Seconds
An online segment where idol groups have to introduce themselves and answer questions in 10 seconds or less.
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. K-pop groups often appear on the regular “Idol Weekly Interview” or “Idol Master” segment to promote their latest songs, play games, and interact with fans.
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.
Weekly Idol fansub videos are blocked in Korea, so I can only link clips at this point. This is a clip of them playing a teamwork game where they have to stand on a blanket and turn it over without stepping off.
SCHOOL ATTACK 2018
School Attack 2018
Season 1, Episodes 5 and 6
A reboot of the popular 2000s variety show where idol groups make a surprise visit to a school. They perform, entertain, and interact with the students in various segments. NU’EST appeared with their label juniors Pristin V
BETWEEN “DEJAVU” AND “HELP ME”
JR and Baekho
An online prank-themed segment where idols are told they’re going to an interview but find themselves in strange situations instead. They have to improvise and go along with whatever the other actors are doing. In this case, JR and Baekho ended up in a “suspicious restaurant.”
JR and Ren
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.
(NOTE: Even though Episode 108 is chronologically first, I linked it instead of embedding it because it focuses on the other team’s trip).
Episodes 108 and 109
JR and Baekho
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. JR and Baekho traveled to Jeju Island (where Baekho is from), competing against Dongwan and Junjin of Shinhwa.
THE KKONDAE LIVE
The Kkondae Live
(더 꼰대 라이브)
JR, Aron, Ren (Baekho doesn’t appear for the interview, but participates in the hidden camera segments)
A show that tests celebrities to see if they are a “꼰대 (kkondae),” or a person that forces their views onto others. The celebrity watches a series of hidden cameras designed to test him or her, and are evaluated by his or her members/friends, the panel, and focus groups of people from their teens to their thirties. Ren is also a fixed member of the panel, and they evaluate JR in this episode.
SOURCES: YouTube*, Twitter**, Dingo K-Drama, JTBC, KBS, MBC Every1, MNET, Olleh TV, SBS funE
*Weekly Idol clip uploaded and subbed by ALL THE K-POP. School Attack 2018 episodes uploaded and subbed by VVITH 3701.
**Amigo TV episode uploaded and subbed by LOVETIMESUBS.
**The Kkondae Live episode uploaded and subbed by @ForNuest0315.