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Single folks find love (and dining partners) in tvN rom-com Let’s Eat

What a cute teaser concept for Let’s Eat, the cutely named tvN romantic comedy series starring Lee Soo-kyung (I Summon You Gold) and Yoon Doo-joon (IRIS 2). (In Korean, the title is purposely misspelled to be slangy.) The show looks cute and bright, based on the previews, intermingling love and food with a nice dash of humor sprinkled in. It also happens to be right on-trend with foodie TV shows all the rage these days.

I was intrigued when I first learned of the show because it sounded like it would be taking a fresh approach to the drama format — the producers previously worked on the long-running cable series Rude Miss Young-ae, which mixed mockumentary styling with its (totally scripted) plots. Lee Soo-kyung plays a woman with a proud, confident air… until she’s in front of food and then all bets are off. Good food is her sole delight, and the drama will offer her a chance to ruin her image a little with an endearingly flawed character.

She’ll be at the center of the story as a divorced 33-year-old woman who’d gotten married when she was too young and immature, and the drama follows the lives of her neighbors and colleagues, all of whom are singles in the city, living (and dining) alone. (The drama’s subtitle calls it a “single-person household drama.”) Yoon Doo-joon plays the hero, a gourmand with particular skill in describing foods and tastes who is Lee Soo-kyung’s next-door neighbor.

He’s also the one sitting alone at a table in the teaser above, drooling over the sight of meat on the grill as the caption reads, “I came alone, and therefore…” He looks over at a couple chowing down and looks crushed at the sign “Minimum order: 2 people.” His caption finishes, “…I met my life’s greatest disappointment. Then as the tagline floats onscreen asking “Are you eating alone?” a woman’s hand taps his shoulder, and his face lights up. Cuuuuute.

It’s a similar (though abbreviated) concept for the short character bits in the second clip, where each character eats alone to the line “Are you eating alone?” Playing second leads are Shim Hyung-tak (My Daughter Seo-young) as a lawyer, and rookie actress Yoon So-hee (Sword and Flower).

Let’s Eat will air Thursday evenings on tvN beginning November 28, for 16 episodes total.

Via E News 24

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Yes please I'm hungry.

Since I'm not a fan of any of these actors I'll be tuning in for the food.

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Doo Joon oppa =)

I am definitely checking this one out though I guess I will only be able to watch this after a decent meal, right? Because the teasers already make my mouth water^^

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I watch shows like Dad Where Are You Going with food in hand because I know I will want to eat afterwards.

With this one, I'm popping cherry tomatoes.

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Haha that was hilarious but damn if they didn't make that meat look like the most delicious things they have ever eaten ever. And is it just me or did that last guy in the second trailer look a bit like Hiroshi Tamaki?

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That poster is absolutely criminal... *Drools*. The premise is very J dorama-ish. Appointment taken.

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I'll be watching with you Mysti! Doo Joon! But I will have to make sure and either eat first or have snacks that night. Poor Kakashi can't watch, she always gets hungry at midnight while folks in the states are talking about what they're going to have for dinner!

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Cherry tomatoes!

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It would have been better if she had actually taken a bite out of that sandwich.

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Um, yes please :-). I guess I can stomach Yoon Doo Joon's 'acting' in exchange for food heaven.

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And his good looks. I can stomach him.

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I liked Lee Soo-kyung in Soulmate. She should be good in this rom com.

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OOOOO I didn't realize that she was the lead from Soulmate! I just became so excited for this!

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He really should get that one tooth straightened. It looks like it would be hard to floss properly.

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This is a brilliant comment.

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I noticed (and liked) his misaligned tooth. I think it is refreshing not to have a perfect (plastic) symmetrical male.

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I agree! I find that "imperfection" endearing in what has become such a plastic world.

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WHY oh WHY didn't someone who looked like THAT come up to me and ask if I was eating alone when I wanted to have kogi and met with the minimum 2 people barrier! (And why must it be 2 people and not a minimum order? When the food's that delicious, I'm sure I can eat and drink for at least 3!!!!!)

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As someone who has also experienced that when eating alone at certain Korean restaurants, I feel your pain. The worst is when you're seated next to a table of four who are happily cooking and eating their delicious-looking and smelling meat.

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This looks awesome! I always love a good food show (and good food in life). Although it wasn't my favorite, I stuck it out with Kimchi family (aka Fermentation Family) just for the kimchi-making lessons.

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Wow! This show is made for people like me! LOL! This is awesome! First episode on my birthday turning 25 for the nth time, still happily single, and I love to eat even if I'm by myself! So I'm definitely going to check it out even though I don't know the leads :) Hope this show is good

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I like Yoon Doo-joon. I thought he was pretty decent in Iris 2, though outshone by the more experienced cast in some parts, plus I'm a fan of Beast, his idol group. I like Lee Soo-kyung too. Not liking the age difference, though. She's 31 and he's 24. The age gap aside, this isn't my cup of tea. I'm not into food dramas. Though I may check out the first episode if I can, purely for Yoon Doo-joon.

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I think she give's off a pretty young vibe though and he's old enough that it won't be weird. Their age difference is about the same as the leads of Dal Ja's Spring.

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I am hoping this gets subbed. I wanna watch du jun acting. Beast, forever! :p

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Gah. I thought that was Lee Ki Woo in the poster. Lee KiWoo and DooJoon would have been perfect together!

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FOOD.

Definitely keeping an eye out for this, but first I must go in search of snacks.

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I would pay people to let me watch them eat, so yeah I'll be watching this.

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I'm there!

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Doojoon~ Let's hope he improved a bit after IRIS 2 yeah? Love him, but his tone is off for me ..

I'm a huge foodie so this is going to be awesome!! I've been waiting for another food-related drama~

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i have to admit that i've been following beast since their debut so i'm a bit biased towards doojoon. hopefully he's now better after Iris 2.
the plot looked good and the teaser got me interested.

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That teaser is hilarious, omg!
I hope this drama is really cute and funny.

I'm biased bout Doojoon, but I hope he works hard and continues to improve his acting.

I hope this gets subbed... ;~;

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Lovely music! The intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana was playing during the first teaser. Not related to the drama, but I just thought I'd bring that up! Lol.

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Reasons to watch this:
1. Yoon Doojoon
2. Food

^_^

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me in .... for e food, YDJ & LSK ... and i think it will relate well to me ... a single who sometimes have problem finding dining mate when u suddenly have a particular foodcraze yet get such restriction ;)

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As much as I love Doojoon, I'm not sure if I want to watch this drama. I might check the first episode out and see if I am willing to keep watching it from there~ Hopefully it's good :D

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Doojoon guy looks like Yoon Shi Yoon! I hope this drama will be funny!

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foooooooooooooooooooooooood! i can't come hungry when watching this drama. also doojoon makes it all the better!

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Love tvN, love doojoon, and finally, I love food!!! Let's Eat has me hooked!! I like that these teasers are more about the concept, rather than the plot of characters. BUT, it does leave me wondering what this drama will really be about (more than that they'll all be single neighbors)....

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YOON DOODOO~!!! XD

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You had me at tvN rom-com.

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Ugh, I'm a sucker for dramas involving food...

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First day of snow in my home town, and I feel the urge to spend it with someone I love. Or maybe spend it falling in love again with my favorite korean actors :-)

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Sounds cute and ive been wanting to see doojoon's acting but the dramas he was in did not appeal to me before. Maybe this will be the one.

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The last TvN drama I saw was I need Romance 2012, and that show gave me a bad case of second lead syndrome. But I'm a foodie all the time, so I may just watch it. I have a feeling, though, that no matter how full I am, watching might just make me hungry again, kinda like every episode of The Nanny did for me. Left me with terrible cravings.

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I love lee soo kyung...

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Lee sookyung seems adorable in this drama. Can't wait

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I am watching this for Shim Hyoung Tak!

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