Dramaland is known for its single season format where a show is a complete story in itself and wraps its plot then and there within that season. In fact, many viewers who are used to multi-season format of other countries are attracted towards Korean dramas because of this main reason among others. But there are certain Kdrama franchises which have successfully continued season after season and Let’s Eat is among them. The series began in 2013, brought its season 2 in 2015 and now it’s ready with a third outing in the form of Let’s Eat 3. The basic plot changes every time except two things — Yoon Doo Joon (and his character Goo Dae Young) and FOOD! It felt kind of weird when the show switched his love interest from Lee Soo Kyung (Color Of Woman,Father, I’ll Take Care of You) to Seo Hyun Jin (Oh Hae Young Again) but now that we have Baek Jin Hee (Jugglers, My Daughter, Geum Sa Wol) in the third instalment, it feels like it’s the show’s pattern.
Let’s Eat 3 will showcase Goo Dae Young in his 30s as well as 20s. Our hero has fallen into a slump and so he decides to revisit something he enjoyed in his 20s — food (natch). He meets his college classmate, played by Baek Jin Hee and together they revisit old memories including the food they used to eat. Frankly, I’m not interested in the drama as I have not seen the previous dramas under this umbrella, and I have not seen either of the leads’ previous dramas. But for the fans, I think it’s fair to say to not watch it with empty stomach!
Let’s Eat 3 is actually Yoon Doo Joon’s second drama this year after rom-com Radio Romance with Kim So Hyun earlier. The drama comes from the same production team (which has also brought another long running multi-season show, Rude Miss Young Ae.)
Let’s Eat 3 begins today on tvN!