About a month ago, I heard rumors that the local TV station, KCTV, wanted to do a quiz show for foreigners. I was a bit skeptical at first, but my friend Mika decided to do it, so I found the courage to go on too, if only to have a chance to meet new people and practice my Korean.
Although the edited show is just over an hour, the show taping actually took all afternoon.....and all evening. All of the questions are about Jeju and Jeju culture. In the first round, they actually also asked all the questions in Korean AND English, though they edited the English out on the final cut. I made it to the second round, and probably should've made it to the third round....I knew a couple more of those answers. Nevertheless, It turned out to be a great time, and I'm really glad I did it! It was a lot of fun, but I didn't get much air-time. Pretty much, they only show me making a stupid face because I misspelled an answer. Then, after I made it to the second round, I got a right answer (Oreums...duh) and a wrong answer (It's true that's where it is! I just wish I could've understood the question!). I think the last round was a bit unfair, and weighted heavily towards the native English speaker. Congrats Matt! I wish I made that round too! I think if Mika chose me for the taboo section, then she would've won!
If you're in Jeju, it'll be on Saturday 7/4 and Sunday 7/5 on KCTV, Channel 5
(the video works for me only if I watch it in Internet Explorer)