I didn’t watch last season’s Produce 101, partly because I didn’t have the time and partly because I wasn’t all that interested in watching a show in which young women are set up against each other to become “the number one idol”. I know I’m being hypocritical as just because this season features young men doesn’t make the competition format any better. However, I’m going to try and be a bit more open as many of the contestants are out trying to achieve their dreams. That’s something I can totally root for.
One of the latest variety shows to make it past pilot season is Cheeky Cohabitation – Vacancy. There’s gotta be a better way to translate that title but that’s the English translation. It features a bunch of different celebrities that end up living together as roommates. What’s most interesting about the show are the different pairings.
Mysterious time-traveling dramas seem to be all the rage these days on cable TV. Chicago Typewriter just started this past weekend and I literally started this drama because of the cast and the production value of the drama. I had no idea what the drama was about but already I’m intrigued.
I am sloooowly, but surely trying to catch up with all my shows. I spent this past weekend bingewatching all the episodes of Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, which has been on my to-do list since… it started airing. I loved that the plot of the show featured a strong, female character and Park Bo Young’s cute, pluckiness is undeniably charming.
Some of the weekend variety shows were preempted this weekend due to the breaking news of the South Korean’s president leaving the Blue House. Other shows were preempted due to the finale for other shows taking up the whole Sunday night variety show spot. Regardless, I have to admit that I’m a little glad since I didn’t realize how hard it would be to catch up on all these shows. I’m literally going show by show so there are still shows I haven’t caught up on and others which I am up to date on, including New Journey to the West 3.