A big (post-)TV phenomenon in South Korea in the last couple of years has been the rise of the Muhk-Bang, literally "eating room." Generally, the broadcast (or more specifically webcast) consists of a (usually pretty, usually female) host sitting for hours at a time eating. Not just eating, eating prodigiously: say, multiple orders of chicken, several bowls of noodles, and a pizza.
Theories to account for the popularity of the practice describe an increasingly atomized culture, full of urbanities living alone in tiny apartments, desperate for mealtime company. Others ascribe some of it to a heightened culture of highly normative beauty standards (it jockeys with Brazil for the highest global rate of plastic surgery per capita) that stresses self-denial and strict dieting.
And then there's the fact that some of the pretty hosts seem to fetch a premium for loud slurping.
Some notable coverage: