Extra! Korea

April 3, 2010

Is TV program “Misuda” (“Chat with Beauties”) on its way out?

Filed under: gender equality, television — extrakorea @ 12:36 pm

You may have heard of the Korean program “Misuda” (미녀들이 수다) which could be translated as “Chat with Beauties.” In it, foreign women talk about Korea. Usually, they have nice things to say, but sometimes controversies come out of their stories or opinions, such as when one panelists talked about how a sexually-harassing professor offered her a sex-for-grades exchange, another wrote a book, and yet another gave her humble opinion about some disputed islets, the Liancourt Rocks.

The show may be on its way out the door. Why?

The program has been really popular with Korean viewers which introduced the perspectives and opinions of foreigners living in Korea. But the “short guys are losers” controversy in November 2009 damaged the program greatly and it has never quite recovered since despite changing the entire production team and format.

The speculation was confirmed by a KBS representative who expressed, “We boldly tried to change the show but it didn’t work. So now we’re pondering whether or not to completely abolish the show or to consider switching things up.”

Edit/Update:

It’s looking like Misuda will change its time slot, from Monday at 7 p.m. to Saturday at 7 p,m. Why would they put a struggling TV show into a more competitive time slot? I don’t know.

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3 Comments »

  1. […] Is Misuda on its way out the door? […]

    Pingback by ROK Drop Weekly Linklets – April 4, 2010 | ROK Drop — April 5, 2010 @ 2:07 am

  2. […] Is TV program “Misuda” (“Chat with Beauties”) on its way out? […]

    Pingback by SeoulPodcast #92: Sejong Joe | SeoulPodcast — April 13, 2010 @ 3:52 pm

  3. i will be so sad if kbs cancelling “misuda”.its a really2 fun show that’s not just popular in korea but also in other country.it also introduce korean culture to foreigner.honestly,i watch kbs because of misuda.controversial issues should not be the reason to cancelled the show.i hope korean could realise,its just a small matter.just move on.we’re living in 21st century,not in a cave anymore,and korean should show that we(asian)can accept critisisme with open mind. 🙂

    Comment by AINZ — May 18, 2010 @ 2:13 pm


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