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New MBC Variety Program, 아빠, 어디가? (Dad, Where Are You Going?) Review + Character



‘Dad, Where Are You Going‘, a new variety show from MBC, which began airing on January 6th, 2013 after ‘I Am a Singer 2‘. It’s about five celebrity fathers and their young children going on various trips around the country. The kids are lovely and too cute and it would be my favorite program. Ratings constantly rose as the interaction between the children and their fathers, as well as a sparking romance between the children, gained attention. In this post I will review all about Dad, kid, and the review about this variety program.

Let me Introduce to you about Dad and his kid.

1. The cast consists of actor Sung Dong-il, 46 years old.


His son Sung Joon, 7 years old.



Sung Joon is such a cool kid but he listen his father as well. He’s good boy and afraid at his father at first but from this variety he realized that his father loves him.

2. MC/Broadcaster Kim Sung-joo, 41 years old.


His son Kim Min Gook, 9 years old.


He’s the older kid among other kids on this program but he a little bit childish or often to cry because something he doesn’t want it. Beside this, he is a good old brother to his dongsaeng (young brother/sister).

3. Actor Lee Jong-hyuk, 39 years old.


His son Lee Joon Soo, 6 years old.


Joon Soo is quite unique from the others. He is so cute when talk to his father and ask for something. I remember when he reply a question word, “왜?” (it means why?) with his cute and unique tone.

4. Professional soccer player Song Jong-gook, 34 years old.


His daughter Song Jia, 6 years old.



She’s the one and only girl in this program. So, she’s quite popular among the kids. She’s so cute, brave, and smart.

5. Singer/former member of Vibe, Yoon Min-soo, 33 years old.


His son Yoon Hoo, 7 years old.



His nickname is Hoo. Loves to eat. Brave, smart and Jia lover ㅋ ㅋ. He protects Jia often also his hyungs and dongsaeng.

The story began was about the first trip these dads and their kids ever went on together without Mom and in a society where the moms are the nucleus of the family, that makes it a big deal.  The show explores just how these busy celebrity dads will be able to handle the care of their kids, the roles they have in their child’s life, and their ability to accomplish things together .  The greatest thing to see while watching the show is the growth of the relationships between the fathers and their children which was already evident from the first trip to the next.

Among all Dad, Where Are You Going? story, I’m falling in love with the kids characters.

  • Hoo

Eat, eat and eat.


Sing, sing and sing.


Father’s son and friend.


Protect his hyung and dongsaeng


Hoo walks together with Jia. The adorable Hoo and his chivalrous ways towards Jia–who he only takes care of because she’s his dongsaeng, NOT because he has a crush on her or anything.


Hoo looking for his Min Gook’s hyung when Min Gook

dissapointed for the result of the game and he cries.

Makes a love line(?) with Jia


  • Joon Soo 

Playful Kid



“Wae…? Wae…? Wae…?” (means why)


  • Joon

Afraid with his father

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Awkward atmosphere with his father (at 1st episode)



Cool Kid


  • Min Gook





Protect his dongsaeng


  • Jia

Lovely Daughter




The only girl


Hoo’s bestfriend



Animal lover


Have a secret with his father about who is she loves the most between oppas in this program. (I’m so curious about this)


I will continue to love this program and I hope this program will continues with many episodes.  I love kids characters. They has different character that I love. Too cute~ <3 I love Hoo the most but Junsu, Joon, Jia and Min Gook is amazing kids too. How about you?


사랑해, I love you~ <3


credit: MBC

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24 thoughts on “New MBC Variety Program, 아빠, 어디가? (Dad, Where Are You Going?) Review + Character

  1. love them all <3

    Posted by indah | February 17, 2013, 7:03 AM
  2. Hoo & Joon is my fav~~~
    i’ve been imagine Hoo in ramyoen CF,,,, :)))))

    Posted by vega | February 19, 2013, 12:49 PM
  3. just watch this show last week and keep on repeating.. hehehehe
    still stuck at eps 3 since i’m counting on the eng sub.. T_T

    Posted by YongwonhiSarang | February 24, 2013, 9:35 AM
  4. The actors’ kids (Joon & Junsu) are super gorgeous and guaranteed future heartbreakers! Hoo is just THE star, cute cute cute! Jia is the ice princess, i feel bad sometimes for Hoo tripping all over himself to please her and she just ignores him…cool as u please! Min Guk just needs to stop whining and we r cool, I just don’t like kids who whine cuz it gets worse the older they grow. He should go live with Sung Dong-Il ahjussi for a week, he’ll come back all straightened up like Joon lolz

    Posted by lisensei07 | March 30, 2013, 1:06 AM
    • agree… min guk is the oldest, but crying everytime..

      joon such a cool boy
      hoo totaly funny and cute… i really like when he was eating
      i love junsu because of his 4D character…
      jia so addorable…

      well i hope they will play in drama and getting more cf..

      Posted by mini845 | March 31, 2013, 3:35 PM
  5. Will love this programme, love u all!!

    Posted by Jewel | April 14, 2013, 6:10 PM
  6. hey there.. Yoon Minsoo is still a member of VIBE ^^

    Posted by 빋야 shcj (@babyvid0716) | April 28, 2013, 5:58 AM
  7. Came here from The Marmot’s Hole. I like the way you take us through it step by step. haha – I need to watch more Korean TV

    Posted by Christopher | May 9, 2013, 11:24 AM
  8. what are their blood type?
    i am really curious to know
    i want to compare their personalities with own blood type

    Posted by melancholyofmeu | May 13, 2013, 11:17 AM
  9. Great blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you propose starting with a free platform like
    Wordpress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there
    that I’m totally confused .. Any ideas? Appreciate it!

    Posted by Famous Celebrities Twitter | May 24, 2013, 12:07 AM
  10. i started watching this show bcs of my friend, and now i keep watching because it has overload cuteness on it <3333
    i loooove joonie who's cool and responsible. imo his dad treat him like a man and bcs of that joonie has a mature character. he'd become noona's heartbreaker </33
    junsu is just like his dad. him and his dad are more like twins! <33 WAE WAE WAEEE
    and hoo is very talkative and speak like a grandpa. he always say such a wise words haha. i enjoy watching his natural loveline with jia

    Posted by hannah | June 9, 2013, 4:07 AM
  11. i want jia <3 joon because there so cute

    Posted by natasha_cutie | December 23, 2013, 7:40 AM
  12. they r all smart kidzzz

    Posted by lisa | December 28, 2013, 1:19 PM
  13. All of the kids here are adoooorable! I like MinGuk Kim because he’s smart, mature, speaks perfect English, and seems to set good examples by being a good older brother to his own little bro and other kids on this show as well as Joon because he too is very smart, mature, cool (coolest of the bunch), and good looking.

    I knew that Korean children spent a lot of time studying and doing homework but didn’t realize how much until I watched the series on MBC (I’m not saying it’s a bad thing). Studying and being a good kid does show perfect results like Minguk and Joon. I hope and expect to see awesome outcomes in the future as they pave their road into becoming great leaders in whatever it is that they decide to do.

    Posted by Esther | January 28, 2014, 12:40 AM
  14. jia like joon hehe

    Posted by vbdbdn | April 21, 2014, 6:50 PM
  15. I love DWAWG 😘😘😘😘

    Posted by Thư | June 18, 2014, 5:24 AM
  16. At what day and time will “Dad! Where are we going?” be aired at Mbc?

    Posted by Shannen Damasco | July 13, 2014, 8:04 PM


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