Girls' Generation's Romantic Fantasy

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Girls' Generation's Romantic Fantasy
Genre TV show
Presented by MBC
Starring Girls' Generation
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean, English
Production
Production location(s) Seoul, South Korea
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 80 minutes
Release
Original release 1 January 2013 (2013-01-01)
External links
Website

Girls' Generation's Romantic Fantasy was a 2013 New Year's Day comeback special broadcast on Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) at 23:15 on 1 January 2013, starring South Korean girl group Girls' Generation. The special follows the group in preparation of their fourth Korean-language album I Got A Boy, released on the same day, along with an accompanying live concert featuring songs from the album, the group's previous hits, and solo performances from members.[1]

Background[edit]

On 11 December 2012, the same day Girls' Generation's new album was announced, Korean broadcaster MBC announced that the group would have an exclusive television special for their comeback, instead of appearing on MBC's regular music show, Show! Music Core.[2] The special commenced filming on 23 December 2012, with backstage preparation and live performances of new tracks "I Got a Boy" and "Dancing Queen".[3] On the following day, it was announced the special would be broadcast on 1 January 2013, the release date of their fourth Korean album, I Got A Boy.[4]

This is the second television special the group has done for MBC, following Girls' Generation’s Christmas Fairy Tale on 24 December 2011.[5]

Setlist[edit]

The setlist of Girls' Generation's Romantic Fantasy goes as follow:[6]

  1. "Dancing Queen"
  2. "Promise"
  3. "Romantic St." (낭만길)
  4. "Oh!"
  5. "Gee"
  6. "Run Devil Run"
  7. "The Boys"
  8. "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)"
  9. "Mr. Taxi"
  10. "Call Me Maybe" (Tiffany solo)
  11. "Someday" (Jessica featuring Krystal)
  12. "I Am" (나는) (Hyoyeon and Yuri featuring Henry)
  13. "Marry You" (Sooyoung, Sunny and Yoona)
  14. "Speak Now" (Seohyun solo)
  15. "Lost In Love" (유리아이) (Taeyeon & Tiffany)
  16. "I Got a Boy"

Reception[edit]

According to the AGB Nielsen Media Research the comeback special achieved a nationwide viewership ratings of 3.8 percent. This was higher than both comeback specials broadcast on Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) in 2012 for Big Bang on 9 March; and BoA on 28 July at 3 and 3.2 percent respectively.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (3 January 2013). "Girls' Generation tops the charts again". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  2. ^ 기사입력 (December 11, 2012). 소녀시대, 내년 새 앨범 컴백 "시기 미정, 韓日활동 병행" (in Korean). tvreport.co.kr. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lee, WY (25 December 2012). "Girls' Generation to perform new songs on Jan. 1". Korea Herald. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "MBC 소녀시대 컴백쇼, 80분 파격편성 '대특집'" (in Korean). osen.mt.co.kr. December 24, 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ Lee, Hye Ji (11 December 2012). "Girls' Generation Soon to Come back with Exclusive TV Show". 10 Asia (in Korean). Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Girls' Generation Romantic Fantasy (comeback special) (in Korean). Girls' Generation (performers). Seoul: Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation. January 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ Ho, Stewart (2 January 2013). "SNSD's MBC Comeback Special Brings Higher Ratings Than Big Bang and BoA′s Specials". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 

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