It is a sitcom talk show program set in a school. In each episode, new celebrity guests appear as transfer students at the 'Brother School' where seven mischievous brother students wait for them. The show consists of several dynamic sessions. In ‘Guess About Me,’ Celebrity guests create random, secret questions about themselves. Then the hosts called 'Knowledgeable Bros' make humorous guesses to get the answers. Another session is ‘Bros Inside’ an ad-libskit show, where entertainers are given only the setting for a story and have to perform completely ad-libbed skits.
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I've gotten into lots of long running variety shows but this is the first that that I didn't get annoyed of or bored of after a period of time.
Once they changed to the school concept, the show was only going up from there. (Although I do enjoy the old eps as a fan of the show).
Every single person in this cast is CRUCIAL to what knowing bros is. At first I didn't like a good number of the members, but then I realized they are all extremely funny in different ways and they all make jokes off of each other which is why having the seven of them is so important.
This the ONLY show I have seen that can make the show extremely entertaining even when the guests they have are boring. They also have no limits on this show which makes it much more fun to watch. The jokes they make are jokes that definitely would not fly on other shows, and their use of informal language also makes the show much more fun for both the viewers and for the people on the show (as they've said themselves).
The games they play with guests are always extremely entertaining and fun as well.
The occasional skits are always great too. Some of the members are extremely good at ad-libbing and it makes the skits extremely fun to watch.
Even when you don't know who the guests are, the cast does a great job at promoting them and making the episode funny. (I've learned so much through this show it's insane).
The producers are also very funny and enjoy filming the show with the cast, which once again makes the show more entertaining.
The editing team also does an amazing job with editing in really weird animations for certain things that happen in the show.
Overall, the combination of the concept, the cast, and the staff, is genuinely amazing and results in episodes that are extremely memorable and still funny when watching them over and over again.
To be honest, I started watching the show because of Kim Heechul's funny clips and compilations from this show on youtube. At first, I felt the entire show revolved around him and Lee Soo Geun, even if he wasn't the main MC. He added the humor which isn't normally seen in other variety shows and he was brilliant at that. When the show had a later time slot, they were able to make more daring jokes and talk about more sensitive topics which was fascinating (they still do but there's way less sexual innuendos and jokes now). Topics include smoking, gambling, divorce and debt which you don't regularly see in regular variety shows, which is probably why this show got really popular.
Members tease each other and guests every episode about controversial topics but not to the point when they get really uncomfortable. This is how I got to know each member of the cast and guests better over time. After watching 5-10 episodes, I understood everyone's character and some of their background history which was really nice. By this point, I felt that each member really plays a big part in the show and they all fit together, kicking out the stereotype that Heechul and Lee Soo Geun carried this show alone.
I really enjoy the "Ask us Anything" segments of the episodes because it's a unique idea which is comical and kinda educational(?) at the same time. It's really interesting to get to know the guests in these segments but one thing is, the more guests in the episode, the less questions and air time each person gets which is sometimes frustrating especially with big boy and girl groups.
The other big segment is when the guests battle against the members. This part really makes or breaks the episode for me. Most of the time the games are funny and great to watch but sometimes it's boring so I stop watching. Also, the boys cheat most of the time to get the advantage which sometimes gets annoying to watch because it gets too repetitive.
Overall, this is a really great show to watch with a fantastic cast (regardless of what people say about Ho dong and other members). The range of guests is also really cool, it's not just kpop artists who come but actors and comedians. If you are going to watch it, I highly suggest starting from episode 16-18 since the first concept is a completely different show to what it is now. Also, I think the best episodes are the earlier ones (20s to 50s) before they got 5% ratings and got really popular because the members tried really hard during those times and some of the jokes were still original.