Posted by Sophie-Ha Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Netizens are not liking the latest entertainment shows that are in the same format as 'Youn's Kitchen' and are calling these shows 'Fake Youn's Kitchen'


The set location is a vacation spot where the sunset breaks the horizon and several famous celebrities have gathered together to set up shop. These celebrities spend the next few weeks running a restaurant or a store as they learn to cook food, manage the store, and serve the customers. From chef to hall manager to assistants, the essential roles are divided among celebrities as they take on an important role in the business.

's Monday entertainment show 'Cottage in Udo' and JTBC's Tuesday entertainment show 'Sea of Hope Bar' which began airing around the same time during the summer season follows the same composition mentioned above, a signature of producer Na Young Suk's "Healing entertainment" such as 'Yoon's Kitchen' and 'Three Meals a Day.' These two entertainment shows, produced by the renowned produce,r show celebrities running a restaurant or spend their days in the countryside cooking foods from all-natural ingredients. 

With the COVID19 pandemic affecting all walks of life and even the entertainment industries, many producers have decided to take the safe route and use a show format that has already been proven to be successful. However, thenetizens have other opinions. Currently, 'Cottage in Udo' and 'Sea of Hope Bar' have not escaped the 1% viewership rating mark even after entering the fouth and fifth week of airing respectively.

Both of these programs tried to differentiate themselves by adding their own "flavor" to Na Young Suk's signature healing programs. 'Sea of Hope Bar' added the backdrop of the beautiful ocean seen in 'Youn's Kitchen season 1,' along with the aspect of celebrities running a restaurant, and the concept of JTBC's 'Begin Again', where the cast plays and sings live music. In addition, Kim Go Eun, an actress who is hardly seen in entertainment shows was added to the cast along with other top celebrities. The show also adds the aspect of environmentally friendly factors such as "sea cleaning" underwater. 

'The Cottage in Udo' added the theme of running a guesthouse for those who have recently gotten married and restricted customers to newlyweds. In other words, 'Cottage in Udo' is 'Youn's Stay' with the added concepts of "providing alcohol" and "new married couple."

Many viewers feel that such attempts to differentiate the shows failed to form a unique identity and individuality of each program. There have been a number of criticisms as netizens have left comments on the viewer's bulletin boards of the two programs stating that these two shows are too similar to producer Na Young Suk's programs. Netizens commented, "I watched this program thinking producer Na Young Seok made it but it was only a 'Copy' and a fake one," "They are only copying the format of the popular entertainment programs these days, or are meshing it with the ones that became popular like 'Youn's Stay' or 'Youn's Kitchen" and "The shows are a bit bland. It has no character."

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MrsYoo_Shi_Jin343 pts Tuesday, August 3, 2021 0
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

that's such a disappointment that they aren't enjoying Sea I desire/ Sea of hope bar. I literally just finished episode 4 before coming on to this site and it's such a breath of fresh air i love love it! I also love youns kitchen. But its so different since they focus on singing and the environment by cleaning the sea. This show is really good please don't be disheartened to watch it due to this article its a gem! I love healing entertainment shows from having such a long and hard day at work this makes me happy. If people are bashing it just because its a similar format that's such a loss to future cooking shows like these. I rather have more of these than competition shows.



samia194 pts Tuesday, August 3, 2021 0
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Sea of hope bar is actually great and gives us beautiful singing



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