K-pop Evolution

Updated: Apr 25

What is K-Pop? How did it rise to worldwide prominence? This new 7-part series tells you everything you need to know – from its history to its hitmakers, its fandoms, and more – told from the perspective of those who were there. K-Pop Evolution is the definitive accounting of a global phenomenon. With appearances from SuperM, H.O.T., BoA, SUPER JUNIOR, KARA, Ha:tfelt (Wonder Girls), Kang Daniel, Sandara Park (2NE1), Red Velvet, EXO, NCT, (G)I-DLE, EVERGLOW, and PENTAGON.

NCT appears in Episode 03



K-pop Evolution Episode 01

Do you know how K-Pop got its start? This deep-diving, free-wheeling documentary takes a look at how South Korea went from a dictatorship to a democracy and spawned a new musical movement as youth culture took off. With appearances from Super Junior, EXO, 2NE1, Wonder Girls, 1TYM, CLON, Solid, and Dynamic Duo.



K-pop Evolution Episode 02

Who were the first K-Pop idols? This documentary looks at the state of K-Pop in the 90’s when original idols H.O.T. took off – and what went into making them. Members of H.O.T., g.o.d., KARA, Dynamic Duo, TVXQ, and solo legend BoA talk about their experiences and other original idols including Seo Taiji and Boys, Sechskies, and S.E.S.



K-pop Evolution Episode 03 | Taeyong

From South Korea to Japan to America; this documentary tracks how K-Pop became a global phenomenon. From BoA to Wonder Girls to Super Junior, the Korean Wave washed over the world making it a shinier, poppier place. With appearances from Joon Park, NCT, Red Velvet, Super Junior, SHINee, and 2NE1.



K-pop Evolution Episode 04 | Taeyong & Doyoung

Millions of people the world over love K-Pop so take a deep dive into fandom culture and its communities to see what they’re all about. From the way they care for each other to how together they become a force for culture change, K-Pop fans are something else. With appearances from SuperM, Red Velvet, Kang Daniel, Sandara Park (2NE1), NCT, Pentagon, and Amber Liu.