If you love Korea and wanna learn the language, watching their tv shows will help you to easily learn the daily words.
Here are some of the tv shows that I love to watch.
Running Man (런닝맨)
One of my favourite member is Lee Kwang-soo (이광수), and I saw him when they’re filming at my uni last year 😀
For about 2 years I have been studying at Korea University, Running Man already had 4 filming so far at my uni, but I only experience once when they allow people to stand and watch closely the filming. They always have filming on Monday, I was lucky I came early on that day and see Lee Kwang-soo.
The Return of Superman (슈퍼맨이 돌아왔다)
The show is popular because the cuteness the kids show to the viewers. Eventhough Daehan, Minguk, Manse still my favourite but I couldn’t help to fall in love with the new members, Lee Dong-gook family. The girls are just so hilarious and never fail to made me laugh.
I love to watch the kids without Eng-sub because me and the babies, well, we are at the same level of Korean (or they are better than me?). But trust me, it really helps to learn new words or memorize it.
But always becareful, sometimes the words they use are just for babies. For example: mong-mongi. It means dog but only kid say it, dog in korean is ge (개).
King of Mask Singer (복면가왕)
It is a singing competition program where the competitors (celebrities) wear the mask to hide their identity. The identity of the singers are not revealed until they get eliminated. It always fun to watch, especially when your favorite celebrity is revealed as the singer.
If you guys know Lee Sung-kyung (Lee Kwang-soo gf in It’s Okay That’s Love), she was on the show ep. 19 as “Flower Crab Holding Flowers”. She lost on the first round but it’s enough to prove that she is really a talented person.
Please Take Care of My Refrigerator (냉장고를 부탁해)
The second show of Kim Seong-joo that I love (King of Mask Singer is hosted by him as well). Every week, the show invited 2 guests and introduce what is inside their refrigerator. And the chef will be assigned to cook food based on the guests taste.
One of the funniest episode when Infinite Sung-kyu was the guest. He is living together with another Infinite member, Dongwoo, so they share the refrigerator as well. MCs found alot of expired food from the refrigerator and Sung-kyu always blame Dongwoo for it. Because there was not much ingredients left, the chefs was worried and nervous about the challange. But!!! They really did a good job and it was a happy ending. The food served made Sung-kyu, as the refrigerator owner, surprise because how come such a delicious food coming out from his refrigerator ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
Abnormal Summit (비정상회담)
The show features non-Korean man who debate on various topic, and yes, using Korean. Each person is the representative of their own country, and discussing the current global issues. It is always fun to watch when they have healthy discussion with consideration of the opponent’s view. Some of the members have been living in Korean for more than 5 years, so they really have good Korean communication skills.