Kakao Entertainment is producing a new survival show, called GIRL’S RE:VERSE, which features 30 active girl group idols competing via virtual avatars. The premise is supposed to encourage the audience to vote based on the skills and personalities of the contestants rather than their visual charms. The top five contestants will debut as a virtual girl group at the end of the show.
Although the contestants’ identities are hidden, fans believe they have already been able to confidently identify the contestants through their voices and mannerisms.
— nugu promoter (@nugupromoter) October 6, 2022
Despite some previous issues with virtual avatars, the new survival show has just started airing, and viewers are already intrigued by the unique concept.
But one unexpected part of the show’s premise that is receiving attention from netizens is what happens to the contestants once they’re eliminated.
In addition to having their identities revealed, when a contestant on GIRL’S RE:VERSE is eliminated, they will be “buried” on the hill in the virtual world.
Fans were understandably shocked by the brutal nature of the eliminations, as the survival show’s virtual reality setting allows for unique changes to the familiar genre.
WOAH ??????? https://t.co/6gZy34HtSj
— marisol (@mark_melon99) January 3, 2023
— eb ☁️ SAW SVT!!! (@doyiesi) January 3, 2023
WHAT THE HELL IS THIS SHOW I'M CTFUSGGAKDGSKSG https://t.co/nBslSajKs8
— hyunIu fans 9wice♡̶ (@babyblueyeowo) January 3, 2023
they're gonna come back as zombies looking for revenge https://t.co/Uo9bPtv1DE
— Goromi Hyunjin (@DalsoGrace) January 3, 2023
HELPPPPPO this has me dead (just like the eliminated idols) https://t.co/MXXRar089t
— NatWarrior1 ¹² (@NatWarrior1) January 2, 2023
so dramatic https://t.co/Yu0wwBBEIR
— yeri's gf (real) ⚢︎ (@zZzLEEKN0W) January 2, 2023
Some fans are already using it as a humorous promotion tactic to get others to vote for their favorite contestants.
Vote for YENYCALL EVERYONE 😭 I can’t have her ending up in a grave after trying to debut for the 4th time https://t.co/VclHaV7by8
— IRRIS PROJECT (@irrisPROJECT) January 2, 2023
And many viewers are now deciding to tune in for the “dramatic” nature of the show.
why is this actually more interesting than any mnet survival show ever https://t.co/0JPMyBW89i
— nado (@soulfim) January 3, 2023
so this is a REAL SURVIVAL SHOW https://t.co/nFzc06V643
— َ (@jianyous) January 2, 2023
— Lance (Lost || 🌌) (@Vanguard_Lancer) January 3, 2023
squid games for singers https://t.co/eh7dymgLSs
— ♱ (@yy___xy) January 2, 2023
I might tune in tbh 😭 https://t.co/kJHEcbFTgh
— Viseul ★彡 AND FAWK BLOCKBERRY (@IIemurs) January 2, 2023
You can read more about GIRL’S RE:VERSE here.
You can watch the show’s introduction song, “I Promise,” here.