‘Grandpas’ may visit Jordan nextThe next destination for the popular reality TV show “Grandpas Over Flowers” will be a Middle Eastern country, according to multiple local media reports Thursday.
Of the many nations in the region, news agencies reported that Jordan is the most likely destination for the grandpas, who are in their 70s.
According to reports, the actors will hit the road before the Lunar New Year holidays begin.
This year, the Lunar New Year falls on Feb. 19.
The popular reality TV show, in which actors in their 70s go on backpacking trips, first began airing July 2013. The actors have been to Europe, Taiwan and Spain so far.
Nobody anticipated how much of a hit the TV show would be, but the first and second seasons of the show recorded a high viewership rating.
The show is produced by Na Young-seok, who is also responsible for “Three Meals a Day,” another popular reality TV show.
It intrigued many viewers because the four grandfathers and actor Lee Seo-jin, who plays the tour guide in the show, have an intriguing and humorous rapport between them.
BY SUNG SO-YOUNG