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Witch Hunt was a South Korean talk show that aired on jTBC from 2014 to 2017. The show was hosted by Sung Si-kyung, Yoo Se-yoon, Shin Dong-yup, Heo Ji-woong, and Sam Hammington. The show was divided into two segments: 'Witch Hunt' and 'Real Talk'. The first segment, 'Witch Hunt', focused on topics such as sex, relationships, and societal norms. The hosts and guests were encouraged to share their personal experiences and opinions on these controversial topics. The show was known for its frank discussions and taboo-breaking content.
One of the main features of 'Witch Hunt' was the 'Witch Hunters'. These were guests who were known for their open-mindedness and willingness to discuss taboo subjects. The 'Witch Hunters' came from diverse backgrounds, including comedians, actors, and musicians.
The second segment, 'Real Talk', was a more serious discussion about social issues facing South Korea. The topics covered included mental health, gender discrimination, and political corruption. The guests for this segment were experts in their respective fields, including professors, activists, and politicians.
Overall, Witch Hunt was praised for its bold and unapologetic approach to taboo topics. The show tackled subjects that were considered taboo by Korean society, and the hosts and guests were unafraid to express controversial opinions. The show was also popular for its relaxed and humorous tone, allowing the discussions to flow naturally.
Witch Hunt became known for its iconic catchphrase, "Witch Hunt, you can only be honest here." The show's popularity led to it winning several awards, including the 'Best Variety Show' award at the 2015 Korea Cable TV Awards.
The show's hosts also became known for their chemistry and banter on and off-screen. Sung Si-kyung was known for his witty remarks and sarcastic humor, while Yoo Se-yoon was famous for his unpredictable antics. Shin Dong-yup was the straight man of the group, providing the show with a sense of stability. Heo Ji-woong was known for his quick thinking and analytical approach to discussions. Sam Hammington, the only non-Korean host, provided a unique perspective on Korean society and culture.
Unfortunately, after three years on air, Witch Hunt ended in 2017 due to low ratings. However, the show left a lasting impact on Korean society, breaking taboos and creating a space for open discussion.
Witch Hunt is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (123 episodes). The series first aired on August 2, 2013.