‘Grand Prize’ Kian 84 sweeps the topic
‘Grand Prize’ Kian 84 sweeps the topic
'Born Around the World' boasted high topicality after winning a whopping 7 wins at the 2023 Broadcast Entertainment Awards.

MBC's 'Around the World' (hereinafter referred to as 'Around the World') swept the trophies. Following Kian84, who received the prestigious 'Grand Prize' and 'Entertainer of the Year Award', Dex, who received the 'Rookie Award', and Jang Do-yeon, who received the 'Excellence Award', the 'Program of the Year Award' and 'Best Couple Award', which were decided solely by viewer votes, were awarded. Of course, he even received the ‘Writer of the Year Award’.

In addition, according to the survey results for the 4th week of December announced by FUNdex, the official platform of Good Data Corporation, a hot topic research agency, Kian84 was the most talked about TV performer in the TV non-drama and TV-OTT non-drama categories for the 4th week of December. Ranked 1st in last name. In addition, despite being canceled due to year-end programming, 'Around the World 3' ranked 7th in the TV non-drama topicality category, 1st in the number of VON comments, and 3rd in the number of VON posts, becoming the center of the year-end topic of 2023.

'Around the Planet', which filled the year with three seasons to be aired in 2023 alone, showed a journey that cannot be seen anywhere else, from South America and India to Madagascar, with the concept of 'no plan, close local contact'. Kian84, who showed unpredictable curiosity and a brilliant challenging spirit in 'Around the World', and the production team, who showed his perspective as it is, created a travel program that was not seen on existing broadcasts. The vicarious satisfaction provided by a free journey that not everyone can do, the connections created by chance, and the messages and strong resonance conveyed by the culture and lifestyle that can only be experienced locally brought laughter and emotion to viewers at home.

In addition, the chemistry shown by Panibottle, Dex, and Lee Si-eon, who traveled with Kian84, further doubled the unique charm of 'Around the World', and the 'bromance' they create combines 'the true taste of traveling with someone' and the fun of going up and down. presented. Lee Si-eon's appearance on stage with Gian84, Panibottle, and Dex, who received the 'Best Couple Award' at the 2023 MBC Entertainment Awards, gave a glimpse of their close brotherhood. Expectations are soaring as the journey of Kian84, Panibottle, Dex, and Lee Si-eon will be revealed through 'Around the World' in 2024.

Meanwhile, the performances of Simon Dominic, Jang Do-yeon, and Lee Seung-hoon, who connect viewers with the journey of 'Around the World' and complete the journey together, cannot be missed. We filled in the gaps by drawing out curiosity about travel destinations and vivid behind-the-scenes talks, and also enriched 'Around the World' by empathizing with their perspectives.

Producer Kim Ji-woo, who received the ‘Program of the Year Award’, said, “I think ‘Around the World’ is about an open mind and challenging spirit. “If viewers continue to show interest and support, I will make sure to come back in good shape with my colleagues,” he said, raising expectations that he will show his never-ending spirit of challenge in 2024.

In the 6th episode of 'Around the World 3', which will be aired on the 7th of this week, Kian84, Panibottle, and Dex will be shown enjoying their respective travels. Expectations are soaring as to what the three people will show Madagascar through their respective perspectives.

MBC's 'Around the World 3', which features Kian84, Pani Bottle, Dex, and Lee Si-eon's journey to Madagascar, Africa, airs every Sunday at 9:10 p.m.

Ten Asia Reporter Kim Seo-yoon seogugu@tenasia.co.kr translated by google