If you’ve ever wondered what your spring break or post-graduate backpacking trip would be like with your grandfather along, wonder no more.
The Korean reality TV show Grandpas Over Flowers takes five veteran actors in their 70s and sends them off on an all-expenses-paid backpacking trip to Europe. Along with their guide Lee Seo Jin, who organizes most of the trip accommodations and activities, the “grandpas” reminisce about their careers and joke with each other as they explore new cities.
The show was a breakout hit. Although producers were expecting it to be popular with older audiences, the show quickly became a hit with viewers 18 to 35, too.