Magic Eye (TV series)

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Magic Eye
SBS Magic Eye.jpg
Genre Talk show
Starring Lee Hyo-ri
Moon So-ri
Hong Jin-kyung
Kim Gu-ra
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 6 (as of August 12, 2014)
Producer(s) Kim Young-wook
Kim Hwa-jung
Running time 60-70 minutes per episode
Original channel SBS
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run July 8, 2014 – present
Preceded by Heart Beats
External links

Magic Eye (Hangul: 매직아이) is a South Korean talk show which began airing on July 8, 2014 on Tuesday nights at 11:15 pm KST on SBS. The program first aired as a pilot on May 13, 2014 and was picked up following a positive response.[1] It is hosted by singer Lee Hyo-ri, actress Moon So-ri, model Hong Jin-kyung, and comedian Kim Gu-ra.[2] The program focuses on news stories that might have been missed by viewers, aiming to find the hidden 1mm of the world.[1] Magic Eye is the first program on Korean terrestial television to incorporate podcasts to the program. Viewers can listen to unaired footage and behind the scenes commentary online after the show has aired.[3]


Magic Eye was divided into two segments:[2]

  • Line Choosing News (선을 정하는 뉴스) [Episode 1-6], which was hosted by Lee Hyo-ri, Moon So-ri, and Hong Jin-kyung, features stories of every day life issues from viewers and aims to draw the line for them.
  • Finding the Hidden Stories (숨은 얘기 찾기) [Episode 1-4], which was hosted by Kim Gu-ra and announcer Bae Sung-jae, features the two hosts directly finding people behind hidden stories and having interviews on the spot.

The show has been unified into one program with Kim Gu-ra joining the other three female hosts in a similar format to Line Choosing News, beginning on August 19, 2014.[4]

List of episodes[edit]

Episode # Original airdate Guests
Pilot May 13, 2014 Lee Juck, Kim Ki-bang
1[nb 1] July 8, 2014 Ju Ji-hoon, Lee Kwang-soo
2[nb 1] July 15, 2014 Park Gun-hyung, Bong Tae-gyu
3[nb 1] July 22, 2014 Lee Jung-jin, Park Jung-chul, Ji Suk-jin
4 July 29, 2014 Henry, Hong Seok-cheon
5 August 5, 2014 Kim Je-dong
6 August 12, 2014 Han Jung-soo, Brave Brothers
7 August 19, 2014 Moon Hee-joon, Eun Ji-won


  1. ^ a b c Bae Sung-jae was unable to attend due to schedule conflicts. Former SBS announcer Yoo Jung-hyun sits in for him in his absence.[5]


In the ratings below, the highest rating for the show will in be red, and the lowest rating for the show will be in blue.

Episode # Original Airdate TNmS Ratings[6] AGB Ratings[7]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area Nationwide Seoul National Capital Area
Pilot May 13, 2014 3.5% 5.2% 3.8% <(6.9%)
1 July 8, 2014 <(7.3%) <(7.4%) 3.9% <(7.0%)
2 July 15, 2014 3.7% <(7.4%) 3.3% <(7.2%)
3 July 22, 2014 <(7.6%) <(8.2%) 3.6% <(7.9%)
4 July 29, 2014 <(6.9%) <(7.3%) 3.3% <(7.1%)
5 August 5, 2014 <(7.5%) <(8.6%) 4.4% <(7.6%)


  1. ^ a b (Korean) "[단독]'매직아이' 火 정규편성, '심장이 뛴다' 폐지". Sports Chosun. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b (Korean) "이효리 ‘매직아이’, 아슬아슬하게 확 바뀐다". OSEN. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  3. ^ (Korean) "'매직아이' PD가 밝히는 본방보다 강한 뒷이야기 공개". My Daily. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  4. ^ (Korean) "[단독]'매직아이' 새 단장, 이효리 김구라 합친다". OSEN. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  5. ^ (Korean) "[단독] 유정현, ‘매직아이’ 배성재 빈자리 채운다". TV Report. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  6. ^ (Korean) TNmS Multimedia Ratings Page
  7. ^ (Korean) AGB Nielsen Media Research Ratings Page

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