It’s a trend to see a team of MCs on variety shows. The best examples are “We Got Married” who have 5 MCs while “Ya Shim Man Man – Entertainer Village” has 7. Each of them covers for each other so well that it adds more flavor to the show. Although this kind of system allows one to cover up for one another to bring more joy to viewers, it also leads to some overshadowing the rest, leaving some MCs to feel redundant and wonder why are they on the show.
MBC “We Got Married” have Lee Hwi Jae, Kang Soo Jung, Jung Hyung Don, Park Myung Soo and Lee Hyuk Jae as MCs. Park Myung Soo had been added to the team from June as a replacement for the outgoing Kim Won Hee. He had been recruited as a “consultant” having been married just two months ago and hopefully offer some good advice to the make-believe couples.
Nearly two months on the show, Park Myung Soo has yet to have much of a presence, leaving many viewers feeling disappointed. His face only appears for a few seconds and he doesn’t even have a line for the entire episode. Many viewers left comments on the website, “Exactly what is the purpose of Park Myung Soo?”, “When will Park Myung Soo appear again?”, etc, highly wishing that he would have a more positive influence on the show in future.
“Ya Shim Man Man – Entertainers Village” currently employs 7 MCs on the show, Kang Ho Dong, Kim Jae Dong, Yoon Jong Shin, MC Mong, JunJin, Seo In Young and Nick Khun. Kim Jae Dong has the gift of the gab but is finding himself in the backseat now. Kang Ho Dong, Kim Jae Dong and Yoon Jong Shin were surviving MCs from “Ya Shim Man Man” Season 1 but comparing now and then, Kim Jae Dong is becoming less important than the other two right now.
When you mention Kim Jae Dong, you will recollect how witty he is with his words. “Ya Shim Man Man” even specially created a “Kim Jae Dong Quotes” collection leading to him being adored by many viewers. But in between the ‘provocative’ Kang Ho Dong and ‘impish’ Yoon Jong Shin, Kim Jae Dong has to however take a backseat, leaving many viewers disappointed. They commented, “Hope that Kim Jae Dong can regain his past wittiness”, “Hope that he regains his former reputation”, “It’s a pity that he is being ‘intimidated’ by the other MCs aura and losing his original hosting flavor”.