Upcoming tvN Variety Show Will Follow Youn Yuh Jung’s Oscar Journey

Watch the behind-the-scenes moments of the actress becoming the first Korean Academy Award Winner.

Korea’s hottest variety show producer Na Young Seok, also known as Na PD, seems to have gotten himself, on all accounts, “Another one.”

Na Young Seok | Chosun-ilbo

The producer behind hit shows 1 Night 2 Days, New Journey To The WestThree Meals A Day, and Youn’s Kitchen, revealed his newest variety program—An Unexpected Journey (translated title) which follows Oscar-winning actress Youn Yeo Jung and her journey to win her first Academy Award.

Youn Yuh Jung | Vogue

On April 27, tvN uploaded the poster for the upcoming variety show on its Instagram, and fans are already loving it.

Lee Seo Jin (top) Youn Yuh Jung (right) in poster for An Unexpected Journey | tvN

Particularly hilarious to viewers is the line in the upper left of the poster. Roughly translated as, “Oh my, somehow I find myself doing this, hey~,” the text automatically conjoures the actress’s voice as it is written in her signature lovely tone.

Netizens on the online community Theqoo  wrote in the comments section how they could hear her voice from the texts and how much they are looking forward to the show.

Comment section | Theqoo

  • “Looks fun.”
  • “I want to see it soon, lol.”
  • “I can hear her voice from the poster, lol.”
  • “Wow, finally, lol.”
  • “This is going to be fun, lol.”
  • “Oh! lol.”
  • “It’s fun already, lol I’m expecting good things.”
  • “This is going to be fun.”
  • “Oh my, this is going to be fun.”
  • “What is up with the voice text?”
  • “Looks like a movie poster.”
  • “Why can I hear her voice from the poster?”
  • “Wow, finally.”
  • “Voice text, lol.”
  • “Woah, this is my favorite combination.”
  • “Ms. Yeo Jung is more elegant as she ages.”
  • “This is going to be fun, lol.”
  • “I can’t wait, lol.”

The caption on tvN’s Instagram post revealing the poster, “Oh my, I can’t believe it really. Turns out the poster for the show is out already, what are you going to do?” further made viewers laugh as the text was also written in the actress’ unique tone.

The new tvN variety program, to air its first episode on May 8, details the intimate moments of the decorated actress, Youn Yuh Jung, receiving her Academy Award.

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One of Korea’s most revered actors, Youn Yuh Jung, became the first Korean actress to win an Oscar when she won the 2021 Academy Award For Best Supporting Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Soon Ja in the movie Minari. The actress would win over 40 American film awards, including the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

The show is directed and produced by  Na Young Seok and Shin Hyo Jung. Also starring in the show is actor Lee Seo Jin, making Unexpected Journey (translated title) the third variety show the two actors have starred in together.

Poster for Youn’s Kitchen from left to right: Youn Yuh Jung, Park Seo Joon, Lee Seo Jin, Jung Yoo Mi | tvN

Producer Shin Hyo Jung previously stated,

We will document the actress without any frills. Viewers will go on an Unexpected Journey with the actress as she navigates her professional life.

—Shin Hyo Jung

Excited about the show? We got you. Watch the series’ trailer in the link below!

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