5 Must-Watch Variety Shows Starring BTS Members

Hilarious and heartwarming shows for your watchlist

It’s a busy season for ARMYs and BTS members! While most of the boys are still fulfilling their mandatory military service (with Jin being the first to come home), they’re making sure to treat their fans to various kinds of releases as they wait for the entire group’s return. We’ve rounded our five favourite variety shows featuring BTS members, including Jimin and Jungkook’s highly anticipated show Are You Sure?! on Disney+.

BTS Jungkook and Jimin for 'Are You Sure?!'

Go on a healing journey with Jikook! (Photo from: @disneyplussg) 

Variety shows starring BTS members

1. Are You Sure?!

BTS’ Jimin and Jungkook who are part of the maknae line — meaning the youngest members of the group — will be thrilling fans with a new series showcasing the moments they spent unwinding together across three scenic locations. Filmed in New York, USA; Jeju, South Korea; and Sapporo, Japan, this upcoming eight-part series follows the duo as they eat, shop, cook, camp, canoe, and road trip together, sharing countless stories and laugh-out-loud moments ahead of their military service.

It’s the first-ever travel show starring two BTS members on vacation. Its two-episode premiere will be released on 8 August on Disney+ in Singapore and in the Philippines and on Disney+ Hotstar in Malaysia with one new episode released every Thursday through 19 September.

2. IN THE SOOP: Friendcation

Variety shows offer the unique aspect of unscripted, captivating moments, and that’s what you’ll find in the series IN THE SOOP: Friendcation. It’s a spin-off of IN THE SOOP which centres on BTS members only. In Friendcation, BTS’ V or Taehyung is joined by his closest celebrity friends, namely, Park Seo Joon, Peakboy, Choi Woo Shik, and Park Hyung Sik. These guys make up the Wooga Squad (you can learn more about the meaning behind the name and their activities together here). Together, they go on a road trip and bond over stories about their friendship, their current projects, and their optimistic plans for the future. 

Watch IN THE SOOP: Friendcation on Disney+.

3. Jinny's Kitchen Season 1

BTS’ V is a pro at variety shows. Watch him show off his charms as an “intern” in Jinny’s Kitchen, a cooking reality series which brings together two members of the Wooga squad — Park Seo Joon and Choi Woo Sik — and popular actors Lee Seo Jin and Jung Yumi. They open a restaurant in Mexico, Bacalar and serve up Korean dishes to their customers.

Watch Jinny's Kitchen Season 1 on Prime Video.

4. Bon Voyage Seasons 1 to 4

Whether you’re a new ARMY or a longtime fan, you’ll enjoy Bon Voyage for the group’s undeniable, genuine bond and humourous moments. Join the members as they travel the world, playing games and pulling pranks on each other. They visit scenic locations in Norway, Sweden, and Finland (Season 1), Hawaii (Season 2), Malta, Europe (Season 3), and New Zealand (Season 4).

Watch BTS’ Bon Voyage on WeVerse

5. Run BTS! Seasons 1 to 3

Run BTS! is the OG reality show by the members. It aired weekly via V Live in 2015 and via WeVerse in 2020. In each episode, the boys take part in challenges or participate in activities or secret missions prepared by the staff to earn fun prizes or get entertaining punishments. The three seasons now have 156 episodes to fill your fangirl heart with joy while waiting for the boys to drop new episodes in the future.

Watch Run BTS! on YouTube.

(Cover photo from: Disney+ Singapore, press.disney.co.uk

On the lookout for lighthearted K-dramas? Check out Miss Night and Day starring APINK’s Eunji.

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