“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.
SONG OF THE DAY
Ju Da-in – “지금 생각하면” (Thinking about it now) [ zShare download ]
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