Real Man (Korean: 진짜 사나이; RR: Jinjja Sanai) is a South Korean variety show featuring eight male celebrities as they experience life in the military, which is mandatory for all mentally sound and able-bodied Korean men for two years.
The show debuted on MBC on 14 April 2013, as part of the Sunday Night programming block.
The original cast members were Kim Su-ro, Mir, Ryu Soo-young, Sam Hammington, Seo Kyung-suk and Son Jin-young.
Jang Hyuk and Park Hyung-sik later joined the cast.
Mir left the show in June 2013. Ryu Soo-young, Son Jin-young and Jang Hyuk left the show in February 2014 and were replaced by Chun Jung-myung, Park Gun-hyung, K.Will, and Henry Lau.
A spin-off of this programme called Real Man 300 began to air every Friday at 21:50 (KST) starting from 21 September 2018.
Takes a Real Man is a chinese version, airing between 2015 and 2017.
Features eight male celebrities as they experience life in the military, which is mandatory for all mentally sound and able-bodied Korean men for two years.
Real Man Series
Production & Filming Details
- Narrator(s): Lee Si-young.
- Director(s): Kim Min-jong, Kim Myung-jin, Im Kyung-sik, Choi Min-geun and Jang Seung-min.
- Producer(s): Kim Young-jin and Kwon Seok.
- Original Network: Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).
- Release Date: 14 April 2013 to 25 January 2019.
- Running Time: 90 minutes (Real Man) and 80 minutes (Real Man 300).
- Country: South Korea.
- Language: Korean.