Ok, so SBS International Inc. caused the downfall of my Youtube channel and misery for me over the weekend and for many. But this doesn’t mean I will boycott watching their shows because I am not so narrow-minded to do that.
“Ya Shim Man Man” Season 2 kicked off a new era in late Monday night variety with a new format after having been on a long hiatus since stopping in January 2008. Much was made beforehand about the competition between SBS “Ya Shim Man Man”, MBC “Come To Play” and KBS “Chit Chat of Beauties”. But “Ya Shim Man Man” came out tops last night with 11.1% while “Chit Chat of Beauties” got 10.1% with “Come To Play” last with just 6.9%.
The new format for “Ya Shim Man Man” Season 2 saw a gathering of possibly the strongest MC teams of all-time with Kang Ho Dong, Yoon Jong Shin, Kim Jae Dong, MC Mong, Jun Jin, Seo In Young, Nic Khun (he wasn’t mentioned and hardly featured) plus special guests Lee Hyori and pretty boy Jang Geun Suk.
The highlight of the show belonged to Lee Hyori and Seo In Young who had recently made their album comebacks as they did a dance battle which grabbed the attention of the mostly male artistes recording the show. Seo In Young started off by saying, “I could show my sexiness even to a children song”, as the show PD started playing a children song “Little Tadpole” but she really managed to show her stuff even with that. Hyori was up next as she danced her sexy dance item from “U-Go-Girl” showing the sexiness of a female.
After watching the two sexy ladies dance battle, Jang Geun Suk decided on Lee Hyori in the end as his dance partner. He showed his dancing prowess as shown in UCC videos as he did a techtonique dance solo and then with Hyori as his chosen dance partner winning the applause of everyone.
Another highlight of the show was when Lee Hyori talked about the intense media scrutiny on her in the past and even now. Back then, she was always tagged with the label of “whatever Lee Hyori does, it would be a success”. It would be good if it was a success, but if not, any small mistake would result in everyone ganging up against you. The higher you go, the harder you fall. And it became a huge burden to her when her drama “Three Leaf Clover” started badly and eventually flopped big-time as she teared while talking about this.
“Ya Shim Man Man” has make a successful comeback with their debut episode but it remains to be seen if viewers would still tune in next week. The episode was splitted into two and part 2 will be shown next Monday night.