Netflix’s Busted! is not your usual Korean variety show

Netflix's Busted! is a variety show set up as a series of murder mysteries which 'detectives' must work together to solve

Long-running South Korean variety shows such as Running Man and Infinite Challenge are hugely popular not just at home, but abroad as well. They are fansubbed into languages from Vietnamese to Portuguese and have also been adapted for various local markets.

It is perhaps not surprising that American streaming service Netflix, which has been amping up its production of original shows, would also venture into the genre. And it has done so wholeheartedly, creating a Korean-language variety show with a line-up of top South Korean entertainers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 03, 2018, with the headline 'K-star sleuths have fun'. Print Edition | Subscribe