I think I just found my new favorite variety show. Last week, I have been busy marathoning Dad! Where Are You Going? and I found it both hilariously funny and heartwarming. While I plan on getting into what episodes have occurred so far in a first impressions review of the program, I thought I’d take the opportunity to just introduce the show here.
Five celebrity dads take time out of their busy schedules to take trips with their kids in order to gain a better understanding of who they are as well as to see what it takes to dress and feed their children without the child’s mother. The show is part 1 Night 2 Days and part Kids Say the Darnest Things. Each trip the father and kid pair takes is for one night and two days where they will try to secure the most comfortable sleeping environment and see how the kids secure ingredients for dinner while the fathers just utilize what is brought back and cook it.
I like the celebrities they’ve chosen to be on the show because they are varied in their careers and parenting personalities. First there’s Announcer Kim Sung Joo with his eldest son, Kim Min Gook.
Kim Min Gook is the oldest out of all the kids at age 10 and he’s super intelligent but he’s a spoiled city boy who often relies on crying when he doesn’t get his way. Especially when it comes to their sleeping arrangement for the night.
Then there’s veteran character actors Sung Dong Il with his son, Sung Joon.
At first, Sung Dong Il seems like that strict parent who cannot stands kids who throw tantrums and cry. While Joon appears like the sensitive type on the surface, he is quiet, mature and smart.
Actor Lee Jong Hyuk takes his younger son, Lee Joon Soo.
Just like his father, Joon Soo is a prankster who doesn’t hesitate to wreak just a little bit of kid havoc. He always has a smile on his face but when the father and kid pairs are tasked with seeing who memorizes a new kid song the fastest, Lee Jong Hyuk just sighs and laments about his son’s poor memory.
Singer Yoon Min Soo brings his son, Yoon Hoo.
By doing the program, he hopes to get closer to his son as Yoon Hoo is really close with his mother. Yoon Hoo can be coaxed anytime and anywhere with food as he used to eating 5 or 6 times a day. He’s smart and has a big heart but gets easily distracted when given a mission.
Finally, there’s Soccer Star Song Jong Guk with his daughter, Song Ji Ah.
Song Jong Guk admits that he’s becomes an idiot around his daughter because she can do no wrong in his eyes. Ji Ah is super sweet and loves her dad. Despite that she’s young, she’s already has a loveline on the show.
I’ll get more in depth on the show and the trips/incidents that happened so far in my review later this week. For now, it’s a really entertaining show that I’m sure is enlightening the dads on themselves and the unknown aspects of their kid’s personalities.