Everyone's a winner at the MBC Entertainment Awards 2011/12/30, Source,
At this year's MBC Entertainment Awards, accolades were presented to programs as a whole rather than to individuals, meaning that nearly every entertainer present was recognized at least once.
The Dec. 29 event, hosted by the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, took place at the MBC Dream Center in Ilsan, Gyeonggi. Singer Yoon Jong-shin and actress Park Ha-sun hosted the event,...More
Top 10 Korean variety shows 2011/08/01, Source, by Suzy Chung on August 1st, 2011
"Laughing brings good fortune", a Korean saying goes. Even in the direst of times, if you have something to laugh about, everything seems to be okay. Korea's variety programs put this to heart as they offer laughter to viewers throughout the week, whether in the form of comedic sketches or in the antics of the cast in a non-scripted reality format.
The programs with the highest ratings rely heavily on the two top stars of Korean variety: the "Nation's MC" Yoo Jae-seok (유재석) and his main rival, traditional-wrestler-turned-entertainer Kang Ho-dong (강호동). As there are no exclusivity contracts for performers between broadcasting networks, you see them a lot on Korean TV and they never disappoint. Here is an introduction to the currently highest rating variety shows:
1 night, 2 days of scenery and hilarity
1 night, 2 days (1박 2일)It hasn't been long since Koreans worked a 5 day week. (There are still many companies and establishments that work 6 days and schools still have a 6 day week.) Consequently, when people would take a short holiday or break, they would usually leave on a trip that would last for 1 night and 2 days, which is the basic premise of the program,...More
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