I came across this video yesterday and thought it would be nice to share it here. It’s not a drama, anime, or even a variety show, but they do speak a lot of Korean here so it kind of fits the blog….
Steven Yeun, of The Walking Dead fame, joined up with the good people of BeFunny Studios, a collab between Funny or Die and Creative Artists Agency, and made some videos with them. It’s about Steven going back to Korea to become a star, but instead of becoming an idol or an actor he joins the world of Mokbang. Broadcast Eating.
It might sound strange, but Mokbang is a pretty big deal in Korea. So much so that even Kotaku wrote an article about it. You don’t need a fancy set or the latest clothing. All you need is food and some good expressions for it. If you are good, then viewers may give you star balloons which is converted into currency.
Like I said, it’s a pretty big deal.
So thanks to Park Hyuk Kwon, Steven becomes a Mokbang star and certain things happen that I won’t spoil for you. The entire thing is funny, but too short. I wanted more after the three episodes. Definitely give it a view if you’re a fan of Steven Yeun, Sandara Park from 2ne1, Park Hyuk Kwon and comedian Park Young Kwang, since they all star in it.
I was going to embed the videos here, or at least it for the first one, but it doesn’t seem to be working.
Watching these videos and seeing Steven Yeun made me realize just how behind I am in The Walking Dead. Like almost a full season behind. I really need to get on that….only, I’m wondering if I should just become a Mokbang star instead.