Brief Introduction to MBC’s Omniscient Interviewing View
Omniscient Interviewing View is an entertainment program broadcasted by MBC since March 10, 2018. The show is similar to MBC’s I Live Alone format where cast members view and comment on the episode. The main difference would be celebrities are filmed with their managers during their day to day schedules and tasks. Omniscient Interviewing View gained much attention and love from viewers resulting in the cast members winning lots of awards at 2018 MBC Entertainment Awards Ceremony. Additionally, the managers of the cast members won awards as well, where managers were able to gain recognition for their hard work behind the scenes.
Current cast members: Jun Hyung Moo, Lee Young Ja, Song Eun-i, Yang Se Hyung, Yoo Byung Jae, Park Sung Kwang (long-term guest)
The special guests for this week’s episode were Seventeen’s Seungkwan and Mingyu.
Spoilers ahead! For those who would like to watch this episode, please stop reading! For readers wanting to watch only the Lee Young Ja segment on Omniscient Interviewing View, Lee Young Ja appears around 35:44 on episode 47.
Recap of Lee Young Ja’s segment on MBC’s Omniscient Interviewing View
The segment starts off with Lee Young Ja at the salon getting her makeup done. As a rare request, Lee Young Ja asks her makeup artist to focus on her eyes today since its fine if her makeup isn’t pretty today. She also requests to apply eye drops to make her eyes look moist. As the commenters back at the studio are shocked at Lee Young Ja’s request, Lee Young Ja shares she wants for “whoever looks in her eyes to be unable to look away.”
Lee Young Ja shares her schedule for the day with excitement about her meeting with Jung Woo Sung. The comedian heard Jung Woo Sung looks into the person’s eyes when he says “hello?” While everyone at the salon is fangirling over Jung Woo Sung, cut to Manager Song who explains Jung Woo Sung became a fan of Lee Young Ja through Omniscient Interviewing View and invited Lee Young Ja and himself to Jung Woo Sung’s movie premiere and dinner.
While Lee Young Ja pretties herself up with delight, she notices her lips are too pretty that it takes away the attention from her eyes. As a result, Lee Young Ja asks her makeup artist to make her lips look less vibrant since her eyes are more important. Later when Lee Young Ja’s hairstylist mentions Jung Woo Sung is a director at his agency who does not like wasting resources, Lee Young Ja worries Jung Woo Sung doesn’t like that she usually orders a lot of food.
Cut to Lee Young Ja on her way to the movie premiere, she talks about her favorite movie that Jung Woo Sung starred in, Beat, after which Manager Song starts playing one of the OSTs from that movie –Let it be by Beatles. As more OSTs from Jung Woo Sung’s films continue to play, Lee Young Ja requests to change the playlist since she finds herself falling even more for Jung Woo Sung while recalling his roles in each film. Hilariously she later reminds her manager that if Jung Woo Sung asks about her favorites, he needs to remember the following.
What is her favorite food? Answer: Salad
What is her favorite music? Answer: Classical
What is her favorite hobby? Answer: Ballet
What is her waist size? Answer: 29 inches
Does she like to eat meat? Answer: Lee Young Ja is a vegetarian
Movie premiere for Innocent Witness.
Once they arrive at the movie theatre, Lee Young Ja and Manager Song make their way to the snack booth deciding they will each get their own snacks. Lee Young Ja selects one original large popcorn [Shocking the commenters since mukbang professor LYJ chose the plain popcorn flavor. It is later explained she hasn’t been to the movie theatre for a long time so she didn’t know there are new flavors like caramel, cheese, garlic and onion to her deep regret.], one hotdog, one soda, 2 servings of dried squid.
Cut to the end of the movie, Jung Woo Sung finally comes on stage. [One of the commenters, Jun Hyun Moo comments Jung Woo Sung is a swindler for looking so unrealistically handsome.] Jung Woo Sung makes an announcement thanking Omniscient Interviewing View‘s Lee Young Ja and Manager Song for attending the movie premiere.
Finally meeting Jung Woo Sung!
Once the movie premiere ends, Lee Young Ja finally meets with Jung Woo Sung and the first thing she points out is how she forgot to eat her snacks during the movie. Jung Woo Sung responds by asking isn’t it a great thing since it implies the movie was good enough to distract her from her food.
Jung Woo Sung continues by pointing out it is the first time they are meeting in the 21st century. It turns out the last time Lee Young Ja and Jung Woo Sung met was in the mid 1990s where Jung Woo Sung was a guest for one of Lee Young Ja’s comedy skits.
Jung Woo Sung invites Lee Young Ja out to eat.
Jung Woo Sung invites Lee Young Ja out to a meal while grasping Lee Young Ja’s hand. At this time, Lee Young Ja looks so surprised and captivated by Jung Woo Sung. After Lee Young Ja immediately agrees, she tells her manager he can go home since she can ride Jung Woo Sung’s car to Manager Song’s astonishment.
To be polite, Lee Young Ja asks the other people in the room if they would like to join them for dinner. Hilariously, the other people present quickly refuse after observing her mood since Lee Young Ja doesn’t hide her desire to eat alone with Jung Woo Sung. Once it is decided that no one else will be joining Jung Woo Sung and Lee Young Ja for dinner, Jung Woo Sung asks the important question to mukbang professor Lee Young Ja, “What would you like to eat? What menu comes to mind when you see me?” Shockingly, Lee Young Ja’s mind freezes where she starts mumbling incomprehensible words to the amazement of everyone at the scene. Eventually mukbang professor Lee Young Ja recovers and she recommends they have spicy octopus for dinner.
Jung Woo Sung captivates Lee Young Ja at the restaurant.
Cut to meeting up at the restaurant, Jung Woo Sung gifts a bouquet of flowers to Lee Young Ja at the entrance of the restaurant to congratulate her for winning the Daesang trophy for the 2018 Entertainment Awards. As Lee Young Ja sniffs the bouquet of flowers nearly covering her face, Jung Woo Sung jokingly asks her if she is eating the flowers.
As they wait for their food, Jung Woo Sung asks what Lee Young Ja’s favorite food is. Contrary to everyone’s expectations, Lee Young Ja answers with “my homemade food.” As the commenters back at the studio are laughing at Lee Young Ja’s answer since she had gone to all the trouble planning to say “salad”, Lee Young Ja explains she couldn’t bear to lie when looking into Jung Woo Sung’s eyes.
As the two celebrities continue to wait for their food, Jung Woo Sung asks Lee Young Ja whether there aren’t a lot of people waiting in line to dine with her. To which Lee Young Ja answers there are, adding she let Jung Woo Sung cut in front of the line. As Jung Woo Sung thanks Lee Young Ja for letting him cut the line, the food finally arrives.
As everyone starts picking up their utensils to begin eating, Jung Woo Sung (JWS) and Lee Young Ja (LYJ) have a funny conversation.
LYJ: Do you like to talk with you eat or focus on your food?
JWS: I like talking while I eat.
LYJ: Oh, we aren’t compatible.
JWS: Isn’t it more fun if we have our differences? (followed by JWS’s staring into LYJ’s eyes)
Lee Young Ja’s genius strategy to eat in front of Jung Woo Sung.
As everyone starts eating, Lee Young Ja hesitates since she wants to appear delicate and feminine in front of Jung Woo Sung. However, since Lee Young Ja is used to eating a big spoonful at a time to experience all the flavors, she asks Jung Woo Sung “Can you check where the food ingredients originated from?” Cut to him actually checking the wall behind him while she quickly chews the spoonful of food by the time Jung Woo Sung turns back towards her. Hilariously this happens until she gets caught by Jung Woo Sung on the third try just as her spoon is leaving her mouth.
As Jung Woo Sung kindly comments he only saw when she was elegantly removing the spoon from her mouth, Lee Young Ja quickly diverts the conversation by telling Jung Woo Sung he needs to express his thoughts about the food to the restaurant owners. During the time Jung Woo Sung expresses his opinion of the food while he mimics Lee Young Ja’s usual style, Lee Young Ja quickly sneaks in another spoonful of food.
As Jung Woo Sung and Lee Young Ja become more familiar with each other talking about their managers and sharing their favorite restaurants, the two people end up sharing a bottle of soju to the amazement of everyone back at the studio. Lee Young Ja is known for being a light drinker who can barely handle beer according to the commenters back at the studio.
Teaser for next week’s episode: Kpop idol group Seventeen and their manager
By Sara N
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