My Korean Craze – TV Shows

If you asked me 2 years ago if I will ever write a blog about the Hallyu craze, I would have answered a resounding NO. But things have changed since then. Thanks to Sky Cable for including KBS in our channel line-up which allowed me discover a lot of incredible Korean television shows.

Here are some of my favorite Korean tv shows that have captured my attention and that drew me to become a huge fan of anything and everything Korean.

Running Man

This show was not actually introduced to me by KBS since it is shown by rival network SBS. It was my college friends who asked me to watch one episode with Jung Woo-sung, Junho(2PM), and Han Hyo-joo during one of our sleepovers. The show is a good mix of comedy, suspense and excitement with many Hallyu stars participating in every episode. I really like the themes they have each week – from the latest sporting events to the most recent movie and tv shows. They have missions to accomplish each episode and members may compete against each other or their guests. Plus factor of this show – I learned a lot of new games which I was able to use for different team activities.

Stars discovered: Yoo Jae-suk, Kim Jong-kook, Kang Gary, Haha, Ji Suk-jin, Song Ji-hyo, Lee Kwang-soo, Song Joong-ki

Favorite Episodes: Almost all the episodes made me laugh but my favorites are 104, 140 and 195

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