Teabing’s original documentary ‘ K-Pop Generation ‘ started exploring K-Pop by presenting ‘ Duckjil,’ the first story of Korea’s first K-Pop documentary series.
The first episode of ‘ K-Pop Generation,’ which was first released on TVing on the 26th, focused on today’s K-Pop culture, where ‘ virtue ‘ goes beyond simply liking someone and has established itself as an existence that gives strength to fans and artists. You can also see how ‘ Dukjil ‘ became a common play culture of K-pop fans worldwide.
K-pop fans have established themselves as a factor that gives courage and strength to both fans and artists. K-pop artists also conveyed their sincere feelings toward their fans, adding something special by portraying that their relationship was not a one-way street but that they cared for each other.
The fandom culture, which began based on the love for K-pop artists, has become possible to communicate with global fans beyond Korea with the development of technology.
The result of using SNS and various platforms in the form of simple one-way mailboxes and fan letters has been welcomed by K-pop artists.
SHINee’s Minho said, ” I think I’ve improved a lot, ” and ” I can communicate more with my fans because I can say things I wanted to do right now but couldn’t, with just one cell phone. ” he was able to
In these changes in virtue, fans have formed a culture of sharing and empathizing with each other’s content. ‘ Fan Creators,’ where fans reinvent their content, are also starting to emerge. Secondary creations such as fan art and short-form content they create have become a culture that expands the fans’ ability to grow and is expanding globally.
Stray Kids’ Changbin expressed his special appreciation for the fan content, saying, ” Actually, I’m a person who doesn’t have a lot of backbone, but thanks to the fans who created content that made use of my charms, I’m trying to live a more suitable life. “
In addition, scenes of events such as birthday cafes celebrating the artist’s birthday and birthday advertisements are held overseas, showing how K-pop is influencing the fandom around the world. The economic effect and ripple effect created by this way of consuming one IP in a variety of ways is acting as a positive factor for the growth of K-pop.
Episode 1 of ‘ K-Pop Generation, ‘where we could see various aspects of fandom culture, received favorable reviews after it was released, saying that it drew new knowledge about areas unknown to users and empathy for places that they were interested in.
Teabing’s original documentary ‘ K-Pop Generation ‘ continues to unravel K-Pop culture on various topics. Starting ‘ Deokjil,’ it is expected to be engaging content combining factual entertainment and documentary by examining K-pop that has yet to be discussed. In episode 2, we’ll dig into the hidden stories of K-pop producers who make 1 out of 0.