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Q: Has anyone seen the new popular Chinese show, "Where Are We Going, Dad?"

It's now hugely popular.. and all it is for a reality show is a bunch of male B-grade movie stars taking their kids out to the countryside. That's it. It's basically watching the vacation movies of famous people, but with huge production values. I mean, crane shots all the time as well as the visual and aural clutter of all those sound effects.

 

I don't get why it's so popular. Anyone care to say?

7 years 24 weeks ago in  Arts & Entertainment - Other cities

 
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Yeah, I loved the episode where the dads where supposed to catch fish in a lake and they hadn't even bothered disguising the fact that the fish where already in a large net in one small area of the lake. That episode had some great added sound effects and humorous on screen stuff going for it. 

 

Conceptually, I think the show does have value. It should just either be with top of the line celebs (if there is such a thing) or with average Wangs. The pseudo-celebrity part of the show is obnoxious. 

It is interesting for people living in a society where men are expected to drink, cheat, drink more, beat their wife, where children are raised by nannies or grandparents etc. to see those men in the role of the caretaker, food provider and parent. 

 

It could be a great drinking game. A shot of vodka each time the little fat girl whines about something. 

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Crane shots or Bridge shots?surprise

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Let's look at the check-list

* Crazy operator at the sound box, unleashing barrages of obnoxious sounds effects every minute.

* Kids crying and people thinking it's cute
* The story goes like "they wake up, walk around in some vaguely nice place, eat stuffs, go to bed".

 

Boring & annoying Tongue

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Just in case anyone has the thought "Hang on, is this original Chinese television", no it's not, it's a Korean (south) concept. 

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I watched it whilst getting a foot massage a few weeks ago, I enjoyed it. Was interesting to see a Chinese father actually looking after their kid.

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