Magic Eye (TV series)
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Running time||60-70 minutes per episode|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||July 8 – November 18, 2014|
|Preceded by||Heart Beats|
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. It is hosted by singer Lee Hyo-ri, actress Moon So-ri, model Hong Jin-kyung, and comedian Kim Gu-ra. The program focuses on news stories that might have been missed by viewers, aiming to find the hidden 1mm of the world. Magic Eye is the first program on Korean terrestrial television to incorporate podcasts to the program. Viewers can listen to unaired footage and behind the scenes commentary online after the show has aired. The program has been cancelled due to low ratings, and airs its final episode on November 18, 2014.
Magic Eye was divided into two segments:
- 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 everyday 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.
- [단독]'매직아이' 火 정규편성, '심장이 뛴다' 폐지 (in Korean). Sports Chosun. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
- 이효리 ‘매직아이’, 아슬아슬하게 확 바뀐다 (in Korean). OSEN. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
- "'매직아이' PD가 밝히는 본방보다 강한 뒷이야기 공개" (in Korean). My Daily. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
- '매직아이' 내달 18일 종영 (in Korean). OSEN. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- [단독]'매직아이' 새 단장, 이효리 김구라 합친다 (in Korean). OSEN. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
- (Korean) Magic Eye Official Homepage