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New tvN rom-com Let’s Eat brings lonely hearts together
by | November 25, 2013 | 46 Comments

This drama looks pretty adorable. Let’s Eat is the new romantic comedy getting ready to premiere on tvN, about a cast of singletons living in one apartment complex brought together by their love of food. It sounds a lot like Flower Boy Next Door actually, with the bizarre neighbor hijinks forcing people together when they’d much prefer to be alone. The drama centers around single people who enjoy everything about being single, except for that one pesky problem of always having to eat alone when dining out is designed for two.

The 16-episode drama comes from the PD-writer team behind Rude Miss Young-ae and stars Lee Soo-kyung (I Summon You Gold) as a 33-year-old lawyer who’s been happily divorced and single for three years after a six-month marriage. Her main source of pleasure in life is delicious food, and lives by the mantra, “I live to eat!”

As a longtime lawyer our heroine is suspicious by nature, and grows increasingly wary of next-door neighbor Yoon Doo-joon (IRIS 2), whom she overhears lying constantly to every new person he meets. Not to mention that she catches him with a new lady-friend every time they cross paths, like in the teaser below. He’s a mystery character whose job is undisclosed, but he’s energetic and outgoing, and wants to be friendly with everyone he comes across (hence the lying, to always find some innocuous common ground with people). He decides right away to be friendly with neighbor noona, though she finds him totally weird for calling her noona all the time when they’re virtually strangers.

Yoon So-hee (Sword and Flower) plays the heroine’s neighbor to the other side, a design student ten years her junior who develops a crush on the oppa down the hall. And to round out the love square, Shim Hyung-tak (My Daughter Seo-young) plays the head lawyer at Lee Soo-kyung’s firm, who drives her crazy almost on a daily basis. But it turns out to be his petty revenge because she rejected him back when he was a law student and doesn’t even remember who he was or that she broke his heart. He’s so doomed to have the plan backfire and fall in love with her all over again, right?

I sort of love the idea of a rom-com all about single-person households, and well, the food porn won’t hurt either. Let’s Eat will air once a week on Thursday nights, and premieres this Thursday, November 28 on tvN.

Via Joy News


46 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. JWspazz


    • 1.1 pabo ceo reom

      Food. Rom-com. This one is made for me!

      • 1.1.1 kimheami

        ugh. i was thinking the same thing. but i’m going to have to make sure to eat before watching an episode of this. other dramas that aren’t about eating good food make me crave korean food, I can only imagine how I will feel after watching an episode of this drama.

        • blnmom

          I’m going to buy a case of ramen and one of jjapaghetti to get ready. The jjajangmyun teaser nearly killed me.

  2. Mary-x

    I love Lee Soo Kyung, can’t wait to see this. For her, and the also for the copious amounts of food scenes!!!

    • 2.1 skelly

      I am so hoping this is a good show, for her sake. I haven’t really liked her in anything since Soulmates, and I absolutely detested her weak doormat weepy character in Loving You etc etc (the Drama That Must Not Be Named). I am anxiously awaiting the return of her bright, strong personality. And the food. Yum. And maybe some romance in there, TvN style?

      • 2.1.1 Mary-x

        Have you seen Call of the Country or The Lawyers of the Great Republic of Korea?? They’re both cute, light rom-coms and I really enjoyed them. I saw her first in Soulmates, but these dramas made me fall in love with her. You should check them out if you like her, but I agree (the Drama that Must Not Be Named) was disappointing.



  3. Kiara

    I’m so in this for the FOOD.

  4. Mystisith

    I hope no one’s dieting among the viewers… FAIL already, lol.
    As for the bachelors, I don’t have an opinion yet. I’ll come with an open mind. πŸ™‚

    • 4.1 Rachel

      LOL gotta agree about the dieting part.

  5. DeeDee Wakabayashi

    Totally looking forward to this! I’m a Yoon Doo Joon fan! B2ST is my favorite k-pop group too!

    • 5.1 blnmom


  6. nozomi05

    I loved Lee Soo-kyung since her role in Soulmate and I still like her till now. I can’t wait for this. I just hope this gets subbed.

    • 6.1 Mystisith

      viki has the license for it. Subs won’t be a problem.

      • 6.1.1 NewFan


  7. Mish

    I just re-marathoned FBND the past 2 days and remembered my love for this kind of setup :’) Will definitely be watching this.

  8. Mary

    DOOJOON! <3

    I hope this drama delivers! It looks funny and entertaining so far based on the teasers~

  9. Rossi

    Food porn? ALL OVER THIS!

    And from the trailer, I’m getting a Jdrama vibe about it which is good also for me πŸ™‚

  10. 10 Windsun33

    I am a sucker for food porn. Love the posters, just hope it delivers with a real plot and stuff also.

  11. 11 AnotherFan

    For me, it has a bit of Friends vibe. Love the premise and the fluffiness and it centers around food!? That’s right up my alley. Will be looking for it.

  12. 12 aha

    huge rude miss young-ae fan! i was sad the season ended but now i guess i have something to look forward to! and i adore lee soo-kyung…plus <3 food. can't wait πŸ™‚

  13. 13 canxi

    Fooood and love? Yay!

  14. 14 Mel

    Lee Soo Kyung!!! YEY, love her! I hope you recap all the way! Thanks so much!

  15. 15 Ivy

    This drama looks super cute and fun πŸ˜€
    Can’t wait!

  16. 16 oozzeee

    I love the cows!!! where can I get one of those? I’m gonna put them on my working table and stare at them whenever I feel stressed.. πŸ˜‰

  17. 17 soiia

    I miss Lee Soo Kyung in a good project so bad :’) I couldn’t get enough of her in Soulmate but she picked up such bad projects recently that I REALLLY hope this time’s the charm!

  18. 18 chocolander

    Look at all those decorations with their food, with animals in clothes, one of them is a deer in black-and-white-stripes-zebra clothes, and even a mini chair. So cute, and quirky! Food heaven~

  19. 19 Ssie

    Yoon So Hee soooo pretty!! <3 I liked her character in Soulmates but didn't really like staring at her face, I don't know why I thought she was caricature-ish in there. She's pretty but somehow lacks that extra umph (i don't know what to call it) that I often find in Gong Hyo Jin and Kim Sun Ah. It's the same with Bo-young. She was very pretty in Save the Last Dance but didn't manage to stick to me. It's only in Seo-Young when she was older that I get to appreciate her.

    I think it's the same with So Hee. Like looking at her now, I can't help but think that she has aged so well. Look at her now so pretty I can't take my eyes off her! <3

    Plus aaah This drama is killing me already with that insane stack of baby backribs! *drools*

  20. 20 givemekimminjong

    The food looks better than the stars. Can’t wait!

  21. 21 Mar

    How did I miss this one? Sounds interesting, will def check it out! Thanks for the heads up! I like the little community flavor as with FBND. Was that a pun? ha

  22. 22 Caitlyn

    This sounds awesome, I’m totally in! There’s nothing about the story that doesn’t sound like my cup of tea, lol.

  23. 23 little while

    Can’t wait to see Lee Soo Kyung. I have always love her.

  24. 24 Abbie

    This should make a good one-night-a-week drama. I’m not sold on the noona romance though yet. I’m probably the only one here who doesn’t typically like that trope. The one instance where I didn’t mind it was Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, probably because Jung Il-woo can easily play older than he is. The only reason it bothers me here is because I know Yoon Doo-joon is young, mid-twenties and an idol, who usually play young when acting, unless they look older. In Iris 2 he was an adult, sure, but it still was hard for me to see him as an adult. Is that just me? Probably. Whatever. I just don’t dig the noona-romance period.

    Still, my earlier reservations about the show are disappearing and I’ll probably check it out, as long as I can find it with English subs. Doesn’t hurt that it starts on Thanksgiving.

  25. 25 bree

    The mysterious neighbor Doo-joon sounds like a genius/chaebol. LOL.

  26. 26 ivyfactiva

    I am so totally here for the food porn. Gosh, I got hungry watching the longer trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJu0wv4siuU

  27. 27 Jo

    I’m just so impressed with tVN they are doing so many things right: they don’t skimp on visuals, produce trendy but interesting story lines. Likelikelike

  28. 28 merlyunho

    Did God send you for me, show?

    Food and romcom, gee, don’t think it can get any better than this.

  29. 29 Kdramalover

    I really liked the first episode i cant wait for the next one

  30. 30 Ennayra

    Thanks for the heads up about this drama. I’m going to check it out!

  31. 31 Dramadairy

    First one was deliciously funny as you predicted!

  32. 32 littlehile

    Second episode is much more exciting. Love it love it. Love Story lines seems to be in the third episode . Can’t wait

  33. 33 spicyheaven

    I love this show and the actress and actors. I even made one ramen because of all their food scenes

    • 33.1 Chandler

      Just ramen? Whenever i watch it, I go and get korean take out right before!

  34. 34 Chandler

    I hope this show gets mentioned in your next podcast, I’d love to hear what you guys think. I’m finding it to be such an enjoyable, funny watch!

  35. 35 Beans

    DON’T WATCH IF YOU’RE HUNGRY!! It’s pure food porn. Actually make sure to be eating while you’re watching :).

  36. 36 Victoria @ taketimeaway

    Watching this makes me hungry – without fail. Inspiration for more cooking on my blog!

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