"Nobody can wear two masks
without revealing their true self."
It was the finals of the fourth season of "Buried Stars"
a survival audition competition featuring public contestants.
The stage collapsed during the live broadcast, trapping the contestants and a number of the staff.
With hours to go until the arrival of a rescue team,
their sponsored smartwatches are the only way to know what's going on in the outside world.
By connecting to SNS via their smartwatches, they can see thousands of comments of worry, support,
criticism and mockery. The survivors on the inside
and the communicators on the outside wait for rescue.
Then an anonymous user on SNS forewarns of murder, saying that they must pay for their crimes,
and the survivors become further divided as their predicament worsens...
Will the survivors be able to last until the rescue team arrives?
Who is the unknown killer, and why are they doing this?
What choice will the main character make at the end of this survival game?
Blind to box office success, WBS reaches beyond its capacity.
The stage is set for Bstars Season 4, 'Storytelling.'
The audition contestants' past histories are inserted into the program, hence the name 'Storytelling.'
It starts amidst general negative public opinion regarding auditions shows...
Is controversy just another name for box office success?
"Controversy is just another name for box office success. If nobody is interested
the word doesn't get out." These comments from an interview released yesterday...
Is making the final no matter what really all that matters...? Bstars Season 4...
Amidst heated debate, the fast-paced live broadcast of the finals of
WBS Buried Stars Season 4 rises in popularity...
- Juyoung Min & Inha Oh "This isn't a headlock"
- Hyesung Seo "A smile so beautiful it almost hurts"
- His handsome face is his specialty
- The heat of the auditions also has SNS stirring
This time the stage 'suddenly shifts'... Blind to box office success, WBS reaches beyond its capacity.
Bstars Season 4 suffers from new controversy as the finals stage suddenly shifts.
The starting point was a revealing post uploaded to the Social Network Service (SNS) Phater. It stated that despite its inappropriate location and structure, the company pushed ahead with the venue relocation in order to attract a larger paying audience.
The production team immediately refuted the post before it had been out for even a day. The issue is that Bstars, which had remained wholly silent despite the controversy, responded unusually quickly to this event. WBS, which had seemingly overlooked a number of issues such as unfair contracts, violations of privacy, incorrect profiles of finals contestants, and the controversy surrounding the qualifications of the contestants and director, issued a statement threating to hunt down the person that made the post.
It can't look good from the viewer's perspective. What's more is that under current circumstances, it appears that the post uploaded on Phater is true.
Now is not the time for WBS to be making threats. They need to issue a convincing explanation for their continuous handling of affairs up until now and address the current suspicions garnering so much attention. This is how they get over this wave of controversy and earn back the trust of the viewers once more. The public is waiting for Bstars to make a reasonable decision worthy of its reputation.
The stage is set for Bstars Season 4, 'Storytelling.'
The audition contestants' past histories are inserted into the program, hence the name 'Storytelling.' It is not an exaggeration to say it starts amidst general negative public opinion regarding auditions shows...
Viewership and popularity ratings hit rock-bottom and in the end they had to face the humiliation of indefinitely suspending production.
WBS' desire for redemption is apparent with the return of the 4th season.
Appointing producer Seungyeon Shin, who was responsible for the big hit show "SCOOP!", as the general producer was as much a show of this determination as anything. As expected, the show displayed the past histories of the diverse contestants from the start, making it known that this would be the greatest Bstars season of all. The winners of the preliminary round were Gyu-hyuk Lee, the son of the late Byung-hee Lee, and Juyoung Min, the lead member of Beloved. It is to be seen whether or not these two who left a deep impression on the viewers will be able to make it past the finals.
With new stories pouring out of each episode, the stage is set for Bstars Season 4, 'Storytelling.'
Each viewer can indulge in their own guilty pleasure and just relax and wait for the new story to drop.
Is controversy just another name for box office success? Producer Seungyeon Shin makes controversial remarks as WBS remains silent
"Controversy is just another name for box office success. If nobody is interested, the word doesn't get out."
The remarks were made by producer Seungyeon Shin in an interview with a media outlet released yesterday. Based on these remarks, Producer Shin seemed entirely indifferent to the surrounding controversy.
"The contestants agreed to let the program make use of any of their elements."
"Even if you resent me now, you'll thank me later."
Such comments were enough to stir up controversy even among those who are not viewers or contestants of Bstars. Although WBS made an official statement on its television network amidst a storm of protest, it doesn't appear that things will settle down easily.
The following is WBS's official statement:
"We are aware of a few inconsiderate remarks. As current staff and contestants have deep faith in our producer, there will be no substitution. Please be generously understanding of the creator's individuality."
Is making the final no matter what really all that matters...? 'Bstars Season 4' bursting with controversy inside and out
Amidst heated debate, the fast-paced live broadcast of the finals of WBS Buried Stars Season 4 begins.
They appear to be busy covering up one controversy after another amidst their soaring popularity. In particular, there has been skepticism surrounding the finalists regarding their qualifications and actions. They allowed a contestant who was found to be a perpetrator of school violence to proceed to the finals seemingly without explanation and eliminated whole teams that have been together for a long time while allowing only one member to advance to the finals. Now even long-time followers of the show are starting to complain.
"This is a program that you watch with your children and if it continues on this way, it becomes difficult to answer the question 'what is success?'" said netizen fad***2003, expressing his discomfort with Bstars' methods. Another netizen is a victim of school violence. "If I knew it was going to be this kind of show, I wouldn't have watched it from the beginning," he complained.
Tight-lipped 'star producer' Seungyeon Shin and production company WBS are basically admitting that their end goal is to show that 'nothing matters as long as you win.'
'Buried Stars' is an entertainment program for the public, but has the framework of an audition program. The bare minimum of fairness should be based on the sincerity and morality of the contestants in order to gain the trust of the viewers and lead to a result in which everyone is convinced by the outcome, but for now that seems a distant possibility.