5 Must-Watch Korean Reality Shows
Dating reality shows are often called guilty pleasures — they’re generally frowned upon, but they somehow manage to garner large audiences and make waves, especially in Korea.
After the heartbreaking second season of Single’s Inferno, let’s look at what other shows are up for grabs.
Here is a list of 5 Korean dating reality shows that will warm your heart.
- Exchange will be available for free on 6play starting March 13th
It’s a reality show where four couples who have broken up come together to reconsider their relationship and eventually find a new love. Some participants hope to see their ex-boyfriends again, while others are ready to meet someone new.
To capture their raw and authentic emotions, the production team remains hidden and the contestants don’t know when they are being filmed. This enables a realistic and unfiltered representation of the participants.
- Love Catcher is now available for free on 6play
Love Catcher pits candidates with different priorities against each other.
This series brings together 10 participants who live under one roof for eight days. The contestants fall into two categories, “Love Catchers” and “Money Catchers”.
Love catchers are there to find true love hoping to match up with another candidate who is also looking for love. Money catchers are those who enter to win the grand prize of 50 million won.
The catch is that if the Money Catchers combine, they will be eliminated from the game, leaving them unable to win the prize money. Love catchers must avoid associating with money catchers to achieve their goal of finding true love.
3. Change days available on Netflix
Change Days has a unique twist – it features couples on the verge of breakup. The first season of Change Days aired in May 2021 and quickly became a hit due to its interesting plot. Following its success, the second season was released in June 2022.
The aim of Change Days is to give participants the opportunity to interact with someone else in the hope that the time they are apart will allow them to see their former partner in a different light.
Participants were enticed into swapping partners and making a series of dates that would make them reconsider their existing relationships.
This dance-themed show first aired in 2018.
The ten participants in the show all have one thing in common: they are professional dancers. This show combines her love of dancing with her interest in a romantic relationship, making for an exciting show!
Throughout the time that they live in the same house, the contestants have to take part in a series of performances and dances in front of each other.
If they are interested in another dancer, they can choose a song to dance to. The show details the journey each pair of dancers takes as they complete the various dance-related “missions” given to them by the producers.
- heart signal
The show revolves around 8 contestants who are total strangers and live in the same house for a month.
They interact with each other throughout their stay and are not allowed to reveal any romantic interests or feelings they may have for each other. However, at the end of each day, they are allowed to text the person they are interested in, which also remains anonymous.
A panel of celebrity judges known as “Love Prognostics” are tasked with determining who the cast members are interested in.
The funnest part of this show is watching them try to decipher which candidates are interested in each other based on their body language and their conversations.
Have you seen these shows?