K-Pop: 8 documentaries to get to know the genre better

Very popular in recent years, the K-Pop basically consists of pop music performed in South Korea. Counting on different singers and bands, in this world of possibilities there are many companies guiding their artists in groups that are developed over years to finally find their place in the sun.

To better understand the genre, how about knowing some documentaries focused on the subject? Check it out below!

8. Explaining K-Pop (2018)

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In this Netflix series, divided into several seasons, the public has access to an exclusive episode entirely dedicated to K-Pop. In just a few minutes, the documentary provides a very interesting historical overview of the genre, showing who its precursors were and what strategies companies adopted to highlight music in every possible scenario.

There are also reports from several fans that enrich the viewers’ experience in different ways, bringing them closer to the subject portrayed.

7. Taeyang: White Night (2020)

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Also in serial format, the documentary wrapped around BIGBANG, a band quite famous in the past decade, brings Taeyang, its main vocalist, into the spotlight. During the eight episodes, you will be able to follow performances, ideas, concepts and many questions from the solo artist’s eponymous tour held between 2017 and 2018.

The expectations for the release of the songs and the concern about the impact with the fans are not left out of the narrative. You can watch the entire docuseries through Youtube Originals.

6. K-Pop Evolution (2021)

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As well as the explainingda Netflix, K-Pop Evolution Its main mission is to present viewers with all the details of the genre’s development and rise over time.

In eight episodes, all of them available on Youtube Originals, the audience watches valuable testimonials from experts in the field and begins to understand how unpretentious bands were so successful in South Korea, expanding to the rest of the world. With a relaxed presentation, the production works very well for lay people to know more about K-Pop!

5. Jay Park – Chosen1 (2019)

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Born in the United States, but of Korean descent, the artist displays his most intimate moments, from childhood in Seattle to stardom in the band 2PM, when he went on to sing professionally. Currently, he is still the CEO of AOMG and H1ghr Music, two companies focused on K-Pop, but from different perspectives.

Although I’m focusing on just one individual, it’s interesting to see how history repeats itself in many cases, showing how artists in the genre struggle hard to achieve success. All episodes of this documentary series can also be viewed directly on Youtube Originals.

4. Seventeen: Hit The Road (2020)

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With 15 episodes also available on Youtube Originals, Seventeen fans, as well as those curious about the subject, will be able to venture into many interesting moments related to the tour carried out by the group between 2019 and 2020.

In a way, the script uses the band’s involvement with the fans to highlight their intentions, functioning much like a love letter to all of them with each new episode. It is an intimate portrait of each member of the band, highlighting their inner challenges as artists and concisely illustrating how a long-awaited tour can unfold, from the first ideas to the last show.

3. Twice: Seize The Light (t2020)

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Another band that also won a docusseries to call their own was TWICE, made up of nine women. In this way, there are nine episodes totally dedicated to fans, not only of the band, but of K-Pop as a whole.

The narrative features many novelties linked to this universe, evidencing the presence of many elements of the genre, such as fanchants and lightsticks, and also counting on the group’s backstage, which includes rehearsals, compositions and much more!

2. BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky (2020)

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One of the most famous K-Pop bands on this side of the planet is, without a doubt, BLACKPINK. The four girls who make up the group have already contributed to several artists, such as Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez and Dua Lipa.

In this documentary distributed by Netflix, both fans and laypeople will be able to get to know Lisa, Jennie, Jiso and Rose from a new perspective, including their expectations for the future as well as valuable information about the band’s past formation.

1. BTS: Burn the Stage (2018)

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To close the list, it is necessary to talk about the Bangtan Boys, who conquered the world. Perhaps this is the most famous band of the moment, with many records obtained and presence in festivals and important awards.

In Burn the Stage, commercially released in theaters and now available in the Youtube Originals catalogue, the public follows the routine of the seven boys during a grandiose tour full of details. It is possible to follow the vision of each of them about the future and also how the pressure of being so famous affects them. It’s really worth it, especially to understand how K-Pop is something that’s here to stay!

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