Monsta X Variety Shows and Essential Content: “Follow” Era

(Updated June 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: October and November 2019

NOTE: Wonho left Monsta X in the middle of “Follow” promotions, a few days after their mini album was released. All of their pre-recorded variety appearances aired (with Wonho still in them); however, Monsta X did not make any more group variety appearances after that and focused on music shows for the rest of their promotional period.


Gap Crush
(내돌의 온도차)
A fun video where the members perform their latest song in different costumes (showing off their different personalities).


Idol Room
Episode 74
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. This episode is hard to find because they stopped uploading episodes to V-Live after Episode 41; I personally can’t find it because of restrictions in my region. Hopefully, you will be able to!


Relay Dance
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.


Weekly Idol fansubbed episodes are blocked in Korea, so I can only link whatever subbed clips I can find on YouTube at this point. There aren’t many clips of this episode, so I embedded the one where they introduce “Follow.”

Weekly Idol
(주간 아이돌)
MBC Every1
Episode 431
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.


Amazing Saturday
Also known as Doremi Market
(놀라운 토요일)
Episode 82
Members: Shownu and Jooheon
A variety show with a fixed cast of several well known variety stars and idols and then two guest stars for every episode.  Each week features one market in South Korea.  The cast members and guests must play games to win the chance to eat one of that market’s three representative foods.

Amazing Saturday is hard to find in Korea outside of some clips on YouTube.  Sorry that it’s not subbed!

SOURCES: YouTube*, 1theK, JTBC, MBC Every1, MNET/M2, tvN

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