Halloween is upon us. It is a time for little ghosts and goblins to do their trick or treating. For children all over, it is a rite of passage. Likewise, the time comes when those little ghouls grow up and Halloween no longer interests them. That is the premise of the upcoming Halloween episode of Dr. Ken. Allison is disappointed the holiday no longer seems to scare Dave, which means her little boy is growing up. However, Dr. Ken tells a scary Korean gwisin (ghost) story that convinces Dave he’s not as tough as he thinks. The entire cast brings this colorful story to life playing the various gwisins, which are all actual ghosts from Korean culture.
I was given an advanced screening of the show earlier this week. This Halloween episode is, to date, the biggest undertaking for the cast and crew of Dr. Ken, and it does not disappoint. While watching the episode, one quickly forgets that you are watching a show taped in front of a live studio audience. The sets and costumes are beautiful and elaborate. After the screening I was given a tour of the set, and the magnitude of the efforts required to transform the tiny soundstage into a haunted Korean woods became very apparent.
The phrase, “It takes a village” came to mind. Indeed, the cast confirmed during our interview that it did take the collaborative efforts of everyone to successfully pull off the Halloween episode and you could feel their pride of accomplishment. Hearing the cast praise one another as well as the entire crew, I quickly realized that Dr. Ken is not just a family show, it is truly a family. To continuously put out quality, fun, family entertainment week after week, it really does take a (Korean) village. I, for one, cannot wait to see what’s next from Dr. Ken.
Here is a clip from tonight’s new episode – enjoy!
This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network. All opinions remain my own.