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Three Meals a Day for a year

javabeans: Are you as confused as I am about Three Meals a Day?

girlfriday: Whadduya mean? What’s not to get? They eat three meals a day. End of show.

javabeans: It’s actually the meta aspects that confuse me, because we’ve seen two episodes now, and yeah, the premise is fairly straightforward. But there are all these new interviews with Na PD explaining the format, and it’s totally stuff the show didn’t tell us. Like how they’re going to have FOUR seasons of this?!

girlfriday: Actually yeah, when he told Seo-jin that they were going to make this farmhouse their home for a year, I didn’t understand it and thought he was joking.

javabeans: Yes, that line in the first episode tripped me up, because Three Meals is set for eight episodes, and it started filming recently, so how the heck would they fast-forward a year in the next month?

girlfriday: Apparently Na PD’s plan is to do four seasons of the show, literally covering the four seasons of the year. The first is just the fall season segment, and there are plans to air through next summer.

javabeans: It won’t be a continual run like Running Man or 1 Night 2 Days, but they’ll film the fall season and break, then coordinate Seo-jin and Taecyeon’s schedules to then film the winter segment, and so on.

girlfriday: I dunno, I get the idea of showing an entire year’s cycle of making crops and whatnot…

javabeans: There’s a word for that, called agriculture—

girlfriday: …but there’s only so much variation on the one concept that I can reasonably watch before I find the whole thing redundant.

javabeans: Also, while I did find the show entertaining for the bickering interpersonal relationships and small wry moments, I found that the show actually did not do a very good job explaining its format or making things clear. For instance, each trip is a two-night, three-day deal, and they happen every other week.

girlfriday: It was actually confusing in the second episode when they seemed to leave and then come back, and we weren’t told how much time had passed. I mean, obviously Seo-jin and Taec aren’t living there, but we had no sense of real-world time. Is that on purpose? Is it to make Seo-jin’s time trapped on a farm seem interminable?

javabeans: For once I don’t actually think Na PD’s genius extends that far. I just think the show was sloppily introduced. Granted, people still really like it and watch because it’s funny — certainly nobody’s watching for the scheduling meetings —

girlfriday: Or the agriculture.

javabeans: But I think we still need the nuts and bolts provided, otherwise we’re just lost. We need anchors. The thing is, I did enjoy the first two episodes and it was an easy watch, but honestly I found it hard to imagine watching eight full episodes of this — no plot movement, just the same thing with new guests and new crops — so now that I hear it’ll be eight episodes plus three more seasons…

girlfriday: The four seasons are what make the show seem daunting now, at least from a recapper’s point of view.

javabeans: Granted, Over Flowers had four seasons too, but those at least had narratives and touching emotional beats and inspirational life-lesson moments.

girlfriday: Yes, Over Flowers is heartwarming and each season is a complete story onto itself; I think Three Meals is more like 1 Night 2 Days in concept.

javabeans: What would actually have made this show more engaging is if the guys weren’t given all the ingredients and the menu up front. When the concept was introduced, I thought they were going to be dropped into the wilderness with nothing but their wits and a Swiss army knife, and we’d see them scrambling to feed themselves in that environment.

girlfriday: That would’ve been much more interesting, especially since only one of them has wits.

javabeans: Aw, sad. But yes. At least Taec means well…

girlfriday: When has meaning well fed anybody?

javabeans: Not on this show, that’s for sure. I just want them to actually struggle. Because where’s the challenge in making ricotta cheese if you give them the milk source and the recipe and all the ingredients? Then it just becomes Two Dudes Try to Cook on a Farm.

girlfriday: Yeah I actually think the cooking challenges are less harrowing than some of the more epic Seung-gi/Seo-jin moments in other Na PD shows.

javabeans: So we hope it isn’t too disappointing that we’re going to drop recaps for this show. It’s not because the show is bad, but it feels like our time is better used elsewhere. And also, you guys pretty much get the gist of the show. It’s what has already happened, happening over again.

girlfriday: What we’ve found is that our recaps for the show end up being mostly a transcript of what happens, which means that people could just watch the show. Not that Na PD and Seo-jinnie’s bickerfest isn’t fun for its own sake — it’s probably why I’ll keep watching.

javabeans: I don’t know, I might stop. Three Meals is kind of like watching a funny gif on an endless loop. It’s funny, but really just one thing over and over.

girlfriday: Yes, it’s that same joke over and over.

javabeans: Yup, over and over.

girlfriday: And over.

javabeans: Is it winter yet?

Via Osen

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I keep meaning to watch this....is there a good place to watch this with subs?

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Yo can watch it here http://myboytaec.blogspot.com/2014/10/eng-sub-141017-3-meals-episode-1.html
episode 2 will be uploaded today or tomorrow on the same blog

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wait,you guys atleast recap this season,right??or not?? i really like it..i am sad!!

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Winter is coming :p sorry had to do that....too good an opportunity to miss..... :p kinda sad that you guys are dropping it but I can totally understand why.....this show isn't as funny or touching as over flowers....maybe it's wrong to compare both shows as one is about traveling and the other is about cooking....but that will be Na PD's burden to bear....

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Hahahahaha... well, you weren't the only one ^^'

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aww I wish they would have cast seung gi in this show.

I mean he has passion for cooking , and he can cook while we all know he can't, LOL and he's very witty guy.

what he's doing nowadays??

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Filming his movie with Moon Chae Won. Lee Seo Jin mentioned this in the first episode of Three Meals.

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Yeah, has he done any MC-ing since Strong Heart? or any variety at all other than Noonas over Flowers?

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the last time i see him, was in running man a year ago, he was the winner with kwang soo.

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Aww, it's sad that you're dropping it... But many thanks for introducing the show to us! It was really fun to read the recaps, thank you very kamsa :)

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Don't feel bad about dropping it. :)

Thanks for recapping the first two episodes though so at least we have an idea of what the show was doing.

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In the 2nd ep, when Seo-jinnie mentioned being a slave for 12 months, I was going, "huh???" Yes, it's repetitive, but I can see how it can get interesting if they bring in guests that we love, e.g. Seung-gi, or guests who would drastically change the dynamic, e.g. the 2 children in Wonderful Days. I think the 'variety' would be in the (kind of) guests.

Taec is so handsome in dramas; he is much less so in 3MaD? The makeup, hairstyling, costumes, and lighting really do a lot then.

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Actually I think the four seasons concept could work really well in a contemplative/life-and-learning kind of way. It's just that it was sloppily introduced, as you mentioned. I bet it could still shape up into something more focused. I'm kind of sad you're giving up on it since I'm not sure I can find the episodes for myself. Could you at least check in on it every once in a while?

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Same here. It's not subbed anywhere so it'll be hard to keep up without the recap. Is anyone else doing one?

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For those of you who want to see it subbed. You can watch episode 1 here http://myboytaec.blogspot.com/2014/10/eng-sub-141017-3-meals-episode-1.html

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Thank you Brasslefrat!

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:D

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Thx v much for subbing!
are you going to continue the subbing for 4 seasons?

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Because they're Hottest they'll probably continue subbing for all four seasons, as long as Taecyeon is part of the cast/crew.

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Sad that you won't continue to recap it, but still understandable. I really enjoyed todays episode, im pretty much amazed how Na PD can make the show enjoyable when pretty much nothing special happens, but Seojin and Taec interactions are really cute. They really amuse me.

I wonder if Na PD will changed up the format though, since the show will continue for a year and people might lose their interest..

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So any chance you'll pick up recapping 1n2d again???

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Oooo I second that.. season 3 is better than season 2, yoo ho jin pd is like na pd protege. That ep where the boys ran away and the friend special were really funny!
Could you guys recap at least one ep on a random roullette? Pretty please?

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There’s a word for that, called agriculture—

You guys are hysterical.

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thank you guys,
ok I understand you guys if don't give a recap for the show, but I still want you guys to give us an ideas from the episodes just like this :-) :-) :-)

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Sad to hear that. I really enjoyed reading your recaps.

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Although there is no plot but I really love this show, and I don't mind how long it goes as long as Taec & Seo are still in because they are the best cast for this, but there will be a spinoff with other cast....

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