President Xi a Fan of Variety-show 'Dad, Where Are We Going Season 2'
Dad, Where Are We Going Season 2, based on a South Korean reality show, receives both miraculous public praise and very high audience rating, and is now praised variety by President Xi, having an important impact on Chinese cultural foreign affairs.
Xi is on his state visit trip to Auckland, New Zealand. During the luncheon in President Office on Friday, Xi addressed that he felt a "100 percent pure" New Zealand. When talking about the beautiful natural landscape of New Zealand, the president mentioned about the current popular Chinese variety show, Dad, Where Are We Going Season 2, which produced by Hunan TV and filmed one episode of the show in Rotorua. He said that the show has caused a "New Zealand Heat" in China.
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The show has begun to have an important impact on Chinese cultural foreign affairs. Peng Shan, promotion manager of Dad, Where Are We Going Season 2, expressed her happiness after hearing the news.
"The local agency in New Zealand sent out this message in the early morning today. Our team already knew it and felt very happy," said Peng. "Being able to receive the attention from the country's supreme leader means the huge success of the show. This should be the first time for President Xi to mention a variety show in public. We feel president Xi is very people-friendly,"
When talking about the possibility of receiving special bonus, Peng said: "It is hard to tell. Actually each show of our TV is very good. Currently, there is no such a bonus system."
As an outdoor family reality show, Dad, Where Are We Going Season 2 finished three-day filming in New Zealand. New Zealand is not only an ideal choice of the last episode of the show but also the first oversea location of the show since the first season.
Currently, the movie of Dad, Where Are We Going Season 2 is on the plan. Director of Dad, Where Are We Going, Xie Dikui said on Weibo, "Receiving the acclaim from President Xi and contributing to the friendship between China and New Zealand inspire Hunan TV and the team of Dad, Where Are We Going. This is our huge power to keep working on the show! Where are we going next? Fiji! The movie must let more people know about this pearl on southern Pacific!"