Knowing Bros

Knowing Bros

Dec. 05, 2015
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Knowing Bros

The current format (from episode 17) explores the high school concept where the cast members act like students in a classroom while guests come as newly transferred students. Most of the segments for this format portray activities that every student would do with their classmates. Subsequently, the program sometimes diversifies at the end with a segment outside of the school concept. This format has received praise from the viewers and led to a significant increase in ratings and popularity of the program.

A notable aspect of the show is the usage of the banmal (Hangul: 반말; “informal language”) manner of speech used by everyone regardless of their age or seniority, thus disregarding the Korean language’s strict seniority rules with spoken language and the sunbaehoobae hierarchy in the Korean entertainment industry. The informal speech and casual setting also encourages the guests and cast to interact with each other as schoolmates often do, leading them to be comfortable enough to tease one another.

There are at least two permanent segments, which have defined the Brother School format:

  • Entrance Application – a segment where a cast member (typically Lee Soo-Geun) reads the application forms the guests filled beforehand and other cast members comment on them. A highlight of this segment is the guests’ preference for which cast members they would like or would not like to sit next to. The guests typically show their strengths and/or weaknesses through this segment.
  • Guess About Me – a segment where the guests have prepared several questions related to themselves. Some of the questions are vague or extremely private and concern something the guests have never revealed to the public. In another format, idol groups with more than 5 members that are visiting for the first time will have their names covered, and as Heechul reveals a fact about the member, the group members would try to confuse the cast.


Knowing Bros

Knowing Bros
Knowing Bros
Knowing Bros
Knowing Bros
Original title 아는 형님
TMDb Rating 8.1 11 votes
First air date Dec. 05, 2015
Last air date Nov. 07, 2020
Seasons 1
Episodes 254
Average Duration 80 minutes

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