Dad! Where Are We Going?

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Dad! Where Are We Going?
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Promotional poster for the first season
Also known asDad! Where Are You Going?
GenreVariety show
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes102
Running time75–95 minutes
Original networkMunhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Original releaseJanuary 6, 2013 (2013-01-06) –
January 18, 2015 (2015-01-18)
Related showsSunday Night

Dad! Where Are We Going? (Korean아빠! 어디가?; RRAppa! Eodiga?) was a South Korean reality show featuring five celebrity fathers and their children as they travel to rural places and go on camping missions. The show debuted on MBC on January 6, 2013, as part of the Sunday Night programming block. The original cast members were announcer Kim Sung-joo, actor Lee Jong-hyuk, former soccer player Song Chong-gug, actor Sung Dong-il, and Vibe singer Yoon Min-soo (and their respective offspring).[1][2]

Lee Jong-hyuk and Song Chong-gug left after season 1; Kim Sung-joo, Sung Dong-il and Yoon Min-soo remained, but Kim and Sung brought on different children for season 2. They were joined by former soccer player Ahn Jung-hwan, rapper Kim Jin-pyo, and actor Ryu Jin (and their respective offspring).[3][4][5] Kim Jin-pyo left after several episodes (he stated he could not "blend in" with the other cast members), and was replaced by actor Jung Woong-in.[6]

The series started off with a rather low rating of 7%, but it was 1.5% higher than I Am a Singer 2, also on MBC. On its 10th episode, it showed a great improvement with 13%, which surpassed KBS' Happy Sunday.

Due to its popularity in China,[7] Hunan Television purchased the rights for a Chinese adaptation of the show, titled Where Are We Going, Dad?, which premiered on October 11, 2013.[8]

After a two-year run, the show ended on January 18, 2015 and was replaced by Animals.[9]


Season 1[edit]

Father Child
Kim Sung-joo Kim Min-gook (son)
Lee Jong-hyuk Lee Jun-soo (son)
Song Chong-gug Song Ji-a (daughter)
Sung Dong-il Sung Jun (son)
Yoon Min-soo Yoon Hoo (son)[10]

Season 2[edit]

Father Child
Kim Sung-joo Kim Min-yul (son)
Sung Dong-il Sung Bin (daughter)
Yoon Min-soo Yoon Hoo (son)
Ahn Jung-hwan Ahn Ri-hwan (son)
Ryu Jin Im Chan-hyung (son)
Kim Jin-pyo Kim Gyu-won (daughter) Left mid-season and replaced by Jung Woong-in and daughter.
Jung Woong-in[6][11] Jung Se-yoon (daughter)

International versions[edit]

Country/Region Local title Network Premiere date Season(s)
 South Korea
Dad! Where Are We Going?
Hangul: 아빠! 어디가?
MBC January 6, 2013 2
 China Where Are We Going, Dad?
Simplified Chinese: 爸爸去哪儿
HBS October 11, 2013 5
 Vietnam Dad! Where Are We Going?
Vietnamese: Bố ơi! Mình đi đâu thế?
VTV, November 1, 2014 4
 Russia Dad! Where Are We Going? TBA Late 2014 1
 Japan Dad! Where Are We Going?
Japanese : お父さん!どこ?
TBS November 5, 2015 1
 Bhutan Dad! Where Are We Going?
Bhutan: 2017?

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards[12] Best Entertainment Program Won


  1. ^ "Variety Roulette: Dad! Where Are We Going?". Dramabeans. April 14, 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  2. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo (February 12, 2013). "Discomfort about kids on television". The Korea Times. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  3. ^ Lee, Sun-min (October 31, 2013). "Where You Going gets new direction". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  4. ^ Yoon, Ha-youn (January 20, 2014). "Dad, Where Are We Going? season 2 to kick off with new members". The Korea Herald. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  5. ^ Kim, Hee-eun (March 5, 2014). "Sochi stars to appear on Dad, Where Are You Going". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Jin, Eun-soo (April 10, 2014). "Jung to finally join reality travel show". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  7. ^ Bae, Sun-young (July 22, 2013). "MBC Where Are We Going, Dad? Popular in China, Japan". TenAsia. Archived from the original on April 13, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  8. ^ Shin, Kyun-jin; Yang, Sung-hee (March 14, 2014). "Hallyu booming again in China, bigger than ever". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  9. ^ Lee Hyeon-yeong (January 8, 2015). "'아빠 어디가' 후속 '애니멀즈', 무도 PD와 다큐 PD의 만남 "서장훈·유리 출연 확정"". TV Daily (in Korean). Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  10. ^ Lee, Sun-min (June 12, 2013). "Child star is attacked online". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  11. ^ Lee, Sun-min (December 27, 2013). "Jung rejects Dad, Where Are You Going offer". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  12. ^ "49th Baeksang Arts Awards » Dramabeans Korean drama recaps". Dramabeans. May 9, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2017.

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