Family Outing was a South Korean comedy-variety show; a part of SBS's Good Sunday lineup. It first aired on June 15, 2008, and was one of the top rated programs on Sunday Korean television.
The format of the show called for the "Family" to travel to different parts of South Korea, taking care of the house of an elderly family, who go on a vacation. The "Family" then accomplishes the tasks left for them by the homeowners.
Cast & Credits
For 'story', well, that was fantastic. They just house sat for 85 episodes, which is very kind! They were always extremely kind to the house owners, and thankfully took good care of the house while the owners were gone. The morning missions especially constantly put a smile on my face, but I also really loved them finding a way to make dinner each evening. The staff definitely knew what they were doing deciding on what missions to do in order to entertain. I can admit, the length of episodes can cause in some boring scenes, but everything was made up for in the end in my opinion.
The cast was spectacular. You can tell they definitely bonded a lot over the filming. Even though two members left mid-show, their replacements were just as enjoyable to watch. They interacted well with the guests and you can tell the guests were rarely uncomfortable. Personally I feel that in a variety setting, Yoo Jaesuk and Lee Hyori are great people to lead and make everybody comfortable. Everybody either truly grew a variety sense or their variety sense was heightened during this period. I really felt a growth between every cast member and as an audience member.
The music was good, the editing was well enough that everything made sense. I won't spoil anything music wise...
Rewatch value is high! Even though it will be the 10 year anniversary soon, I know of many who have rewatched and I myself would be very willing to watch just about any episode again. Family Outing is regarded as a staple of Korean variety, and from watching it, you will really understand why.