Some Say Netflix’s New Variety Program Feels Similar to SBS ‘Running Man’


The show has yet to air, but some feel that Netflix’s new variety show feels too similar to “Running Man.”

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On April 24, Netflix released a much-anticipated teaser clip for its first original Korean variety program “Busted!” For the show, the cast play detective and play various games in different locations to obtain clues to solve a mystery.

Viewing the clip, the show appears to have many entertaining scenes rather than the cast being sincere in their detective roles. Those who watched the teaser said that it seems to be similar to tVN’s “Genius” series, while others felt that it held a strong resemblance to SBS’s “Running Man.”

However, this outcomes seems to be related due to a few factors. First, Yoo Jae-suk and Lee Kwang-soo star on both “Running Man” and “Busted!” The inclusion of these two cast members means that there might be some inevitably similar interactions between the two. Second, the concept and structure of the program indicate┬áthat it will inherently be an active program in the same vein as the SBS variety show.

Notwithstanding some of the comments regarding the show, many still anticipate the streaming giant’s first variety show. Moreover, the program is also drawing attention for its cast. MC Yoo Jae-suk, actor Lee Kwang-soo, Kim Jong-min, Ahn Jae-wook, Park Min-young, EXO Sehun, and Gugudan Se-jeon are apart of the permanent cast.

Check out the official teaser here!



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