“Rookie King”, el primer reality de BTS

Without a doubt, 2013 is the year that begins the takeoff and a marked path of success for the k-pop group BTS, Who would imagine that that boy band, which debuted under Big Hit’s agency, a company that was on the verge of bankruptcy, was it going to achieve unrivaled fame today?

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It is so popular in the world that its members have starred in reality shows, documentaries and a series, just as V did with the drama “Hwarang”; and soon the singers will premiere “Youth”, based on their universe, news that undoubtedly moved the fandom.

Although, in this music industry it is common for idols to participate in programs to gain more followers and be better known, both personally and professionally, they have already been in this type of productions. “Run! BTS ”or“ In the soop ”have been the entertainment formats that the Army watchedBut did you know there was one they debuted with and it wasn’t them? Then we reveal it to you.

South Korean boy band BTS arrives for KIIS FM’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Forum Los Angeles in Inglewood, California on December 6, 2019 (Photo: Jean-Baptiste Lacroix / AFP)

WHAT WAS THE FIRST BTS REALITY?

The first reality show in which the BTS It was “Rookie King,” a variety show that aired in September 2013.. It had a total of eight episodes of forty minutes each.

Each chapter had activities, games and missions that had to be solved by teams. Even once, the cameras caught the singers sleeping, who couldn’t believe it.

“Rookie King” is available on the YouTube platform and translated into Spanish, ideal for all fans who want to know more about the lives of its stars.

BTS performing from South Korea during the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic, broadcast on August 30, 2020 in New York (Photo: MTV / AFP)
BTS performing from South Korea during the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic, broadcast on August 30, 2020 in New York (Photo: MTV / AFP)

WHAT DID EACH “ROOKIE KING” EPIDOSE CONSIST OF?

We make a small summary of each episode of the reality show “Rookie King”.

Episode 1

The first episode shows the routine life and rooms of the 7 members. Also, the game “The King of the Unfortunate”, in which each idol must choose between several cards, but only one of them is the king. Whoever gets that card is exempt from all penalties, while the rest will receive 5 safe cards and one skull, whoever gets the skull will be punished. As the rounds progress, the penalties are stronger.

Episode 2

In this episode, the BTS are divided into two teams: Jimin, Jin, and Jungkook are part of group 1 and the other is made up of Suga, V, and J-hope. They will make food for RM, whoever wins will get the food as a prize and the losers will clean the kitchen. In this chapter, in “The King of the Unfortunate”, V is the king and RM gets the last punishment.

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Episode 3 and 4

In these episodes, the members are put to the test in a series of activities and contests, where the winner would be the king in the game of the unlucky ones. This chapter was also used so that the artists took out everything they have saved towards their colleagues or towards the company staff.

A commercial poster showing BTS members outside a contact lens store in Seoul on September 1, 2020 (Photo: Jung Yeon-je / AFP)
A commercial poster showing BTS members outside a contact lens store in Seoul on September 1, 2020 (Photo: Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

Episode 5

In this fifth episode the K-pop stars play a game of bowling, the teams were the Hyun line vs maknae line. RM was the narrator of the game. The most attractive thing about this chapter was J-hope’s kiss with V and Jungkook’s dance.

Episode 6

The members have a board game called Alkkagi, they also participate in a karaoke sequence.

Episode 7

In this episode there is a behind the scenes of the Dream Concert in which BTS participated. Also, two games were played and the losers were RM and V.

Episode 8

It is the last episode, the members play the famous game X man, for this two teams were formed: Jin, J-hope and Jim vs Jungkook, RM and V, being MC Suga. The highlight of this game was the confession of V and J-hope about the kiss that occurs in chapter 5.

A man walks past commercial signs showing BTS members outside a duty-free shop in Seoul on September 1, 2020 (Photo: Jung Yeon-je / AFP)
A man walks past commercial signs showing BTS members outside a duty-free shop in Seoul on September 1, 2020 (Photo: Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

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