Star Junior Show is basically a blend of talk show and quiz show that features celebrities and their children who share comic episodes from their home life. The show has a variety of segments, but it always begins by introducing topics drawn from a national survey of 1,000 children who were asked to write about the strange things that adults do. By focusing on the naivety and candidness of kids, the show aims to narrow the generation gap between parents and their children. The young guests on the show reveal their true feelings about their parents’ actions at home, which often do not coincide with their celebrity images. In past shows, the three daughters of anchor Chan Min-park once claimed their father plays favorites, while the son of comedian Jo Hye-ryeon shared his opinion about his mom’s frequent plastic surgery.
Nevertheless, most viewers’ favorite part of the show is the Family Speed Quiz, during which each parent and child take turns explaining the word written on the board, which only one is able to see. The duo with the best teamwork not only get bragging rights, but also win a prize at the end. Viewers burst into laughter as children get extremely eager to win and struggle to explain difficult ideas.
One reason why Star Junior Show has enjoyed steady success is that it has a consistent number of hard-core fans who turn on the TV each Saturday to see the show. Star Junior Show may not always offer fresh concepts, but it does remind us of the importance of connecting with our family and the different ways in which adults and children view the world. You and your family can watch this show on Saturday at 5:15 pm on SBS.