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“Homey Korean”: Sounds awful already

Arirang TV will start airing a daily “sitcom” (and let’s use that word lightly) beginning on the 8th and running three months, about the humorous dealings of foreigners living in Korea, in a program called… wait for it… Homey Korean.

“Homey” in the name is explained as “my home in Korea” but all that comes to my mind is “…don’t play that.”

Inspired by the success of talk show Misuda, the sitcom will revolve around the issue of cultural differences. For instance: A foreign resident talks to a Korean friend, who says, “Hey let’s have dinner together sometime” merely as a matter of courtesy. But of course, our foreigner doesn’t understand, and rushes home immediately to prepare a dinner table, taking the Korean friend at his word. Ahh, comedy gold.

Because! The foreigners! They do not understand the Koreans! Think of all the cultural misunderstandings! It will be funny! And not stupid at all!

It’s like Perfect Strangers but less funny, because at least that show had Bronson Pinchot rocking his Balki accent. And the Dance of Joy.

With the program divided into different portions, the cast will be likewise divided, with Brian from singing duo Fly to the Sky for the English-language portion, comedian Jo Hye Ryun for the Japanese portion, Kang Rae Yeon for the Chinese, and Son Mina for the Spanish. (The foreigners-in-Korea roles will be featured in their respective sections.) Get ready to laugh!… or not.

Source: Kyunghyang news

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Oh noes we don't have cable anymore *cries*

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Mics: maybe your TV is trying to spare you. heh

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Hi Javabeans, this is really off topic, but I remember you mentioning that you liked the new show Chuck. Did you see the Oldboy poster in his room? That really caught me by surprise.

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ruzan: Chuck rules! That does not surprise me in the least. It's a Josh Schwartz show, and if you'll recall from The O.C., he's no stranger to sly nods to Korea (remember Summer's date with Big Korea?). Plus Chuck has a cool geek-chic quality to it; Oldboy is just the thing "cultured hipsters" would watch, no?

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Hmm. Bad timing. Or maybe providentially good, since it sounds pretty dire. Anyway, I lost Arirang TV a couple of weeks ago.

Thanks to the latest hike in resolution on Google Earth, a local busybody spotted the illegal satellite dish concealed in a "shrubbery" next to the garage (concealed, that is, except to satellites...) and reported me to the Conservation Police, who made me take it down after nearly 20 years of surreptitious use. Not much pain really where Korean viewing is concerned, because I'd rather watch decent programs in pixellated live streams from MBC or KBS than the tedious and amateurish stuff Arirang generally serves up, and the sound quality, which what really interests me, is just as good via the net as via satellite. (Of course no UK cable company would ever dream of feeding Korean TV into their network, since they don't know Korea or Koreans even exist, otherwise I'd sign up for KBS World like a shot)

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thanks for the news... i have Arirang TV and KBS world in my free of charge cable....

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""Because! The foreigners! They do not understand the Koreans! Think of all the cultural misunderstandings! It will be funny! And not stupid at all!""
Puahahhaa :)
Agree completely. Hope I never have to watch it and cringe inside.

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Wow ~ I just want to see this because of Brian and because I'm a foreigner in Korea. They should really have a segment just on the scary ajummas haha....

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Ah I just noticed the comment about 'Chuck' and the old Boy poster - I remember seeing it as well but yea I do enjoy Chuck..can't wait to see the second episode. I love the DL speeds in Korea - lol

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welll... at least they tried hahhaha..
oh well.. ill just catch this for brian.. eyecandy..
hahhaa
it must be interesting life style..

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I think the PD are running out of good stories to make (and I'm running out of good stories to watch...) I'll probably try an episode or two to see whether it is worth following.
Thanks Javabeans for always giving a good insight. You're a ball. Bless you.

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you'd think, what with all the english classes and such in korea, they'd be able to come up with a title that makes sense! man, when i first saw the title, i was thinking it was some parady on korean gangsters...as in "a korean homie"

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Haha balky! Dance of joy! bwahahaha. Sorry for the off-topic comment but that show brought back memories. Wonder what hapened to that wacky guy.

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ew. It sounds and looks horrible. Brian Joo may be in it, but Im not a bit interested.

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it sounds as if the entertainment world is running out of ideas... Though this could be funny, it could also have the effect of getting old too soon.

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I watch Arirang TV. I definitely will try catching the pilot episode (english version since I do not understand Korean). What timeslot does it occupy? Is this a daily or weekly show? Thanks for the info.

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I don't know how good or bad this may be, but I'll tune in to watch Kang Rae Yoon whose characterization (and outrageous facial expressions) of "Miae" on the "Earth and Sky" series just crack me up.

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Whoops! That's Kang Rae YEON! Sorry...

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