• kamoe

     b1a4′s baby is eunsol, not eungi :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucaswoodstock Lucas Oliveira Dantas

    this show is a south korean thing that had NEVER made any sense to me along with we got married.

    • http://twitter.com/silverukiss Silver

       Heh, I think the only sense it is supposed to make is: “OMG! Look at how cute my oppa is holding a kid!!!!” And… yup that’s pretty much it.

  • http://twitter.com/silverukiss Silver

    I really really want to see U-Kiss on Hello Baby. Possible backlash would be outweighed by the utter cuteness. Besides, Eli said one of his dreams in life is to become a good father, just like how his father and him are really close. Now I really want to see Eli taking care of kids!

    • http://twitter.com/lillian23910 Sharon

      OMG! KEVIN WOULD BE CUTER THAN THE BABIES! MAKE IT HAPPEN!!

      I was gonna write a well though out opinion but the moment I read Ukiss on Hello Baby, I lost all of my senses. Well you have your answer there, nobody can think properly when cuteness enters into the equation. 

    • http://twitter.com/lillian23910 Sharon

      OMG! KEVIN WOULD BE CUTER THAN THE BABIES! MAKE IT HAPPEN!!

      I was gonna write a well though out opinion but the moment I read Ukiss on Hello Baby, I lost all of my senses. Well you have your answer there, nobody can think properly when cuteness enters into the equation. 

  • muggle87

    my fav season of hello baby was with shinee so i don’t know what to tell you.^^;;;;

  • http://www.facebook.com/taraterrrific Tara Carroway

    honestly I hate babies, so I wasn’t too keen on watching a show based on them. But I think what makes the show so great is that you get your idol and just them. Sure sometimes the show is a bit boring because there is only so much you can do inside a house, but at the end of the day you just got a full hour of your favorite group and you are a happy fan.^^

    Personally, I’ve enjoyed SNSD’s Hello Baby the most, and not just because I am a Sone…but because the baby was so young everything was…easier. They didn’t have to punish him, or force him to eat foods he hated. The only thing they needed to worry about was making him stop crying and changing his diaper. The girls themselves were able to entertain you on their own, and I think that’s what made it so good.
    of course not all the idol groups who’ve been on Hello Baby are good on variety so maybe it is good that they have that baby with them but still, I think young babies work best^^

  • Skittles

    Hello Baby totally made a Lee Joon (and MBLAQ in general)  fan out of me XD

  • Miyuki

    Like Tara Carroway said, the charm about Hello Baby is sitting there and just watching your idols basically… well, live their life (while giving them something to do of course). You get to know them without the awkward competitions and MCs in between. 

    Everything is made to be almost like a homemade documentary of your idols, down to the time where they film themselves and speak about their thoughts rather than the awkward green screen of what they think from time to time. This is exactly why the first season of Invincible Youth succeeded. If you think of it, all they did was plant vegetables. But what made it attractive was all they did was plant vegetables, so they could showcase their personalities without distraction.

    My favorite was also SNSD too, and also not because I’m a Sone and my least favorite was SHINee. With SNSD, like the author pointed out, everything seemed very genuine, which is the whole point of the show. SHINee was super awkward though, so there was tons of fake smiles and forced lines. You could just tell they weren’t as close and happy as they tried to make it seem, personally. Yoogeun was a harder kid than Kyungsan, so I can understand why didn’t weren’t excited to be on it though XD

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R5BKARJWK7NNOXYOIUSP76YJW4 Aj

    ”Unless you’re Yunho, of course, who just seems to gravitate to the nearest baby. ”
    Really Yunho’s like that? that’s cute..
    I dont like this show, never watched it.

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      Just search “Yunho with kids” or something on Youtube. Cutest damn thing ever.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/R5BKARJWK7NNOXYOIUSP76YJW4 Aj

        just did..And I love him more..

        • http://twitter.com/silverukiss Silver

           I love when idols are good with kids, maybe because I’m not very good with them. I think it takes a truly special person to be so loving and caring, even though kids can drive you up the wall and sap you of all your energy sometimes. (I really think children have secret vampire energy-sucking powers)

          Yunho is amazing. :)

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/R5BKARJWK7NNOXYOIUSP76YJW4 Aj

            That’s why I love him more, I’m super awkward around kids and unlike him kids usually dont like to come near me. Even my little sister hates me.It’s endearing to see someone like him being around kids who just truly loves being near him. Those kids just went on throwing their hands around him like its the most natural thing to do.

  • Jasper_SB

    My thoughts exactly about Hello Baby. Thanks for this Bethany!

  • AcadiasFire

    I’ve only watched Mblaq’s Hello Baby and I loved it so much. It was hilarious. Honestly I didn’t think Mir did that bad of a job. I understood where he was coming from when he said if Dayoung wasn’t hungry then she doesn’t sit at the table. It’s how he was raised and I get where he was coming from. I love Joon for trying though even though the kids never really liked him. I thought him at least trying to discipline and Mir to was a good thing. Especially since Seungho and Thunder let the kids get away with anything xD I pray G.O isn’t the one who becomes a papa soon xD

  • kelliusmaximus

    I noticed that you mentioned Yunho and I just have to say- it’s actually a complete tragedy that there’s no DBSK Hello Baby. 5 or 2, I don’t care (though I have a bias towards 2 considering how married they act), but it’s something that really should exist.

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      Ditto.

  • ybkdik91

    I’ve only watched SNSD/SHINee & MBLAQ’s season but so far my favorite was MBLAQ’s. I felt that along with the boys we also learned a thing or two when it came to handling children. I enjoyed watching the boys interact with the kids and actually having the chance to hear the kids express their feelings as well as have a conversation with them as well. I loved that by the end of the show Dayoung had opened up to the boys & surprisingly her favorite ended up being Mir, such a big turn around considering their incident back in ep3. Joon & Mir both improved as “father’s” which was great to see.

  • lokifairy

    My favorite was the season with SHINee and the boys also keep the contact with Yoogeon till now. I also liked the one with Girls Generation but all the other season were pretty boring.

  • Happily Ever After

    You got it all wrong. People don’t watch for the idols, they watch for how cute the kids are. Look at how popular a youtube video is when its about cute kids. 

    And that is the reason why Hello Baby will last for a lot more seasons…

    PS. I actually loved Minho as a dad. Although he totally failed at trying to disciplined the kid, primarily cuz he wasn’t harsh enough but I think the fact that he still keeps in contact with Yoogeun after the show makes him very very sweet.

  • http://luhandrinksunicornblood.lay/ Krisus

    My favorite was SHINee and I enjoyed some of SNSD’s Hello Baby. The other seasons were pretty boring.

  • iWantpancakes

    Yo B1A4, I’m really happy for you….Imma let you finish, but MBLAQ had one of the best Hello Babies of all time!

  • black_rose45000

    I have skimmed through Leeteuk+Sistar season, and even though I’m not much of a baby person, there were some cute moments with that kid. And that’s all. To me, it’s just nonsense, a pretend, make-believe game. I don’t see the point of it, as much as I don’t really see the point of WGM, even though that may or may not be more entertaining, depending on the couple. But it’s all like a movie – they play characters, not themselves, as much as they’d like to make us believe. Because, in my opinion, ppl act differently when they really love someone, whether that person is their future spouse or kid. It’s easy to imagine what parenthood will be/should be like, but it’s a whole other matter to actually gain some more life experience, mature yourself, and have kids, and thus fully devote yourself to raising and protecting your child.
    Right now, it’s all a job for a bunch of 20 year olds (B1A4, for example).

    Speaking of B1A4, are they fun? Is it a somewhat commendable season? I know them from Immortal Song and ‘lo and behold, I actually like them. I actually like some idol kids, so I was wondering if there’s anything more to them than what I’ve seen.

    • http://twitter.com/latinaeinstein Sarai Lopez

      B1A4 is kinda disappointing if you’re into ‘traditional’ Hello Baby because it’s mostly a variety show. There aren’t a lot of idol-kid interactions. It’s mostly just B1A4 doing quizzes and completing challenges because they’re ‘country idols’ and are also trying to get acquainted with Seoul. 

      • black_rose45000

        Oh I see! This is kind of ok to me since like I said, I’m not much into HB. Nor into idols and idol shows, but then, there was smth about those three in IS2 that made me wanna see more. I guess I’ll just stick to their performances then :)))
        Thank you! :)

  • http://twitter.com/latinaeinstein Sarai Lopez

    I’ve only watched 3 seasons: SHINee’s, MBLAQ’s, and B1A4′s. I don’t know, I think it does a good job of sorting bridging that divide between idol and fan because parenting isn’t always instinctual. Idols, these superhuman, super talented, super attractive, also struggle with parenting, but they try. And they always have some cute kids.

    I know it’s a show, but there’s definitely something that at least FEELS genuine, and there are always these moments in the periphery that seem like they’re not just for show, like Mir playing with Lauren’s hair while planning the musical, or CNU crouching down to show Eunsol what was in his backpack. The older the kids, the more real the interactions feel. I think that’s what makes the show so popular. It’s just playing at parenting, but it seems at times that both the idols and the kids take it seriously.

  • mrsandman1103

    I only watch hello baby for the jongkey moments

  • taequila777

    The only seasons I’ve been able to watch have been SHINee, MBLAQ, and a few of Girls Generation. I couldn’t hang in there for GG-22 is a bit much. I like the concept behind MBLAQ’s season with the introduction of “multiculturalism”-which threw me a bit b/c the babies were still Asian. They were adorable, especially Lauren. It would have been hilarious to see Mir with a little black kid, especially after he made that “comment.” SHINee was hilarious. The scenarious did seem staged but there were general moments of sincerity with the boys, especially Minho. I’ve heard that he has a natural protection instinct and that was illustrated throughout the show.