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Let’s Eat 2 heads to Mondays and Tuesdays this spring

Yay, some good news from tvN — Let’s Eat has secured a timeslot for its second season, and the show will move from its once-a-week slot on Thursdays, to Mondays and Tuesdays this coming spring. I have to say, the move to Monday-Tuesday makes me considerably happier about the second season.

I really dislike the effect that shows have on me as a viewer when sixteen episodes are stretched over many months, because not only do I often forget about the shows entirely (hello, High School: Love On), but the narrative feels so much more sluggish this way. I’m not sure if tvN is axing its Thursday drama slot entirely, since Rude Miss Young-ae is making the move to Mondays and Tuesdays as well, but the general motto for 2015 programming at the network seems to be: Less is more.

I think it’s a smart move for them to scale back on some of their original content, just because 2014 was quite a bloated year with so many dramas, many of which came and went without making a ripple. I’d rather they stick to two regular timeslots and fill them with good content year-round, without having to cut episodes or announce second seasons of things that never happen. It was likely a costly lesson to learn that filling every day of the week with dramas isn’t necessarily a good thing, but I like that we’re seeing changes on the horizon for the coming year.

The lineup for the Monday-Tuesday drama slot will bring us a webtoon adaptation helmed by PD Pyo Min-soo (You’ve Fallen For Me, Coffee House) called Ho-goo’s Love in February, following the currently airing Valid Love. Then Let’s Eat 2 will come after in April, and Season 14(!) of the comedy Rude Miss Young-ae will follow in June.

None of the dramas has been cast yet, and that’s the one sticking point with me and Let’s Eat 2, since we still don’t know if they’re looking to do a multi-season show with the same core cast a la Rude Miss Young-ae, or do a spinoff with a whole new cast. While I’d much prefer a continuation of the original story (because the characters are what I liked about the first season), I have a feeling it’s way too easy to recast a new version of a show like this, where the concept — tasty food, natch — is so plug-and-play. The second season will reportedly begin casting soon. C’mon, Lee Soo-kyung and Yoon Doo-joon — you know you wanna!

Via Star News

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I'm so excited! I loved this drama! I really want the main cast to come back though.

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If they're gonna recast it though, Jo Boa would make a good lead. She makes everything look yummy. Even apples. ^^

Also good timing for this news since I'm lining up stuff to marathon this Xmas. *pencils Let's Eat in*

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Let's Eat is seriously fun. Marathoned it one weekend. Developed quite a crush on Barasshi and the male lead. hehehe

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Barasshi is the dog, right? :))))

I haven't seen a single bad review of this show. It's all ♥ from diff blogs. I need to find time for it!

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Yup, the dog with quite an attitude :))

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What? Mary commented and did not mention that Song Jae Rim is probably free? He loves to eat!

And add me to the list of people who absolutely loved this show.I actually was not bothered by the once of week broadcast because I knew it was going to be short, and I needed something great for a long time.

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Oh mary, Rim would be great in this show! I can imagine him playing a similar character to the one Doojoon played in the first one. I loved Lee Soo Kyung in it - so relatable and funny.

I do doubt if DJ and LSK will play major roles, but I would love to see them in cameos though.

The show was really good because it never tried to be something it was not. It was light, it focused on the human relationships and of course the food porn didn't hurt. No melodrama for the sake of drama. Its tone and themes reminded me of Flower Boy Next Door.

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Doo-Joon!! You know you wanna :)

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OMG It's really happening?! YAS!!!

While I'd be more than happy to have the same cast whom I ended up loving to bits, I'd be okay with new faces as well :)

I just hope that I don't forget to eat BEFORE watching episodes this time xD

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I want the same cast!

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Me too! Barashi included!

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Me, too!! ::Like::

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+1

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Me too! Please PD-nim writer-nim, cast the same people!
I don't mind watching them in 16-20eps eating! haha

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me toooooooooo!! *i believe that's +10, haha..

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Don't tell me Korean's are adapting the Season style delivery as well ><
One of my reason for watching Asian dramas were that they don't have seasons, so we have a solid story line with some ending. No sudden cancellation, no completely messing up a great storyline, keep adding bulls and 180 degree flipping each and every character of a show for the sake of stretching it to 100 season...
What drama do I find next once eastern dramas has been westernized :(

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I'm with you. One of the things I like best about Kdramas is the defined format. Among all of my love of Kdrama, I rave about this to my non-Kdrama watching friends and family. I don't know how the shows in the pipeline for adaption to American TV -- with all its endless seasons -- are going to handle it.

Sure seems that I'm in the minority. I thought Can We Eat was so-so. Enjoyable fluff, but not mouth-wateringly delicious.

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Totally agree with you!!! I hate having to set my own boundaries in my head for what I'm willing to accept as canon and then ignoring everything that went wrong. That, or watching some of my favorite shows get ruined because they were dragged out too long. Kdramas are like a refuge.

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Well, so far it's seems like it's mostly TvN trying the season format from every angle. They wanted it for Three Musketeers, they hinted it for Liar Game, and now they're confirming it for Let's Eat. There's still hope it's a one-channel thing *crossing fingers*

But I agree. The main advantage of Asian dramas is that they have only one season. No plot-dragging, more variety within a year. But honestly, I see a conversion into the season format sort of eminent. Ultimately, it's all about money, and lately we've been feeling it more than before. They never used to recycle couples, but now you see actors having played together in one, two, even three previous dramas cast again. Why? For ratings. Once a specific plot worked out, it's milked out, again and again, by all different channels. Why? For ratings. Although I want to be optimistic, for me, it's obvious that Korean entertainment is going towards the season format, because only ratings matter, and it's easier to keep pulling the same plot than think of another one.

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Amen! The one-season format is a big thing I like about Asian drama. And you're right about the reasons why networks might want to go to a multi-season format. Scary.

One source of hope for staying one-season: the one-season format gives networks more flexibility with cast. The stars can move back and forth between TV and movies, or between different networks. (They can even enlist in the army for two years!) Most stars probably would sign on for a second season, if the show was doing really well. But a third or fourth? In American TV, long-running shows get expensive because stars ask for more and more money to stay. And sometimes even money can't keep them, if they're bored.

So even though additional seasons save you money in advertising costs, other costs might rise. I have no idea how this would play out in Korea, but I hope there's as much raw profit in one-season as multi-season formats. Fingers crossed.

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New drama 2015 'So, I Married an Anti-Fan' http://tenasia.hankyung.com/archives/380208

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Aw yay, well this news certainly makes up somewhat for my disappointment in TTM's news! (Only somewhat!!!)

But I really do hope they keep the same cast! I mean, I just don't see how they can recreate the magic because all the characters just seem so irreplaceable.

And I definitely just really want Yoon Doo-joon, Lee Soo-kyung and all the rest on my screen again. If they do, then they'll probably make it into the polls next year by being in a more conventional time slot, and by not being half-aired the year before :)

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Oh and with the added personnel here on dramabeans since it's airing, perhaps recaps this time around?! That would make me so happy.

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Sign me up... if the original cast is coming back + Barasshi!

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yep same cast is a must

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Barasshiiiiiiiii!!!!! :)

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Aww, happy to see Let's Eat 2 with a confirmed timeslot next year! I wanna see the old cast again (esp Doojoon!) with some fresh faces too.

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I want the same OST too. I love that funny song (Let's Eat by K.Jun) played during those eating scenes

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Hmm, guess I better start watching season 1 soon....

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Yep we have some serious catching up to do here...we can't miss the boat this time around.

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Up to episode 5 already and enjoying it immensely!

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what lovely news !!! Thanks girlfriday you made my day. I enjoyed this show sooo much still cant forget it, has left the best impression. Hope we have the same cast !!!

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i'll be happy only after both leads from season 1 confirm season 2

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i want to see yoon doo joon

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I want the same cast and I will eat before watching it.

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Yes, this one so much! The food p0rn is strong on this series.

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Yes! I learnt the lesson of having food supplies to the ready whenever I watch this.

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Yay! I've been looking forward to this.

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And they better bring Barrashi back for a second season. Thst dog is sooooo adorable!

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I love this show so much, so YESSS :D
And I'll totally love it if they brought back the entire cast for this season 2. I really loved the chemistry between Lee Soo Kyung and Doojoon :•)

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Yaaaayyyyy!!! Siksareul hapsida just like that! Uhuh Uhuh Just like that!

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"Fast food, instant, nan da meogeo!!"

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"C’mon, Lee Soo-kyung and Yoon Doo-joon — you know you wanna!"

Oh no, I took it for granted they were in!! Dang it... T.T I really want them to lead the second season again~

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If the show doesn't bring back main cast, I want the original cast to cameo in the 2nd season. I loved this show. I can't wait!

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I loved this show. You watch with a smile or grin the whole episode through for almost the whole series. And love love barasshi.

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Good news indeed! Loving the 2 episode a week change since I never was able to get accustomed to the once a week format.

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This would be a good vehicle for Yoon Eun Hye. The girl can eat! lol

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yes,yes,yes for season 2. same cast pls.

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honestly.. the only flaw of the drama is why they no tell the restaurants' addresses??? or recipes.. or.. idk whatever~ ;;

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Sometimes they mentioned the dishes served in the show, especially the Korean ones. I did google some of them to find out how to make them.

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I'm not entirely sure, but I think they include the name of the restaurants at the closing credits. It's written in Korean, though.

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Bring back Yoon Doojoon! And Lee Soo Kyung! And Yoon So Hee...And the dog please!

If they recast it I hope they find a cast as great as the original. (Jo Bo Ah?)

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I'm hoping for the same leads, with cameos from the rest of the cast, in a new location and new storyline. LOOOOOVE Yoon Doojoon and Lee Soo Kyung (and Barassi, of course).

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I almost fainted this kinda makes up for no CH 2 I'm soo hype for this ..
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This will be extra wonderful if Lee Soo-Kyung and DooJoon come back for the show. But I'm also okay with an entirely new cast! :)

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!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited this show is coming back for a second season! ... but only if it's the same cast. I loved every character and it wouldn't be the same show without them. Hopefully they all come back!

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LOVED Yoon Doo-Joon in this, he was hilarious. I really want to see him in another drama.

The whole cast was amazing, loved the plot, the food porn wasn't bad either.

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OMG!! This news excites me only if the original cast returns. I don't know if I will be as interested if there is a whole new cast but then again, it would greatly depend on who the new cast is going to be.

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Yoon Doo-Joon has to come back to the drama. I also enjoy the second male lead as well. He needs to find his love in the season 2.

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I'd love Soo Kyung and Dae Young to make an appearance! I want to know what happened with Lawyer Kim, Jin Yi and the rest of the characters!

I'm greedy - I'd also love it if they could find a new storyline with new characters who make eating look irresistible - and yes, Jo Boa and Kim Seul Gi would be great eaters!!

I think Heo Young Ji from Roommate 2 would also make a nice addition to the cast.

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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. This is the best news ever. I loved this show so much. I still think about it sometimes and feel sad that it's over. I should re-watch it for the holidays.

While I would love for them to continue with the original cast, I also feel like they wrapped up those storylines fairly well so I wouldn't mind them dealing with new characters now as long as the new ones are just as awesome and fun. I nominate Ra Mi-Ran for a role. And Kim Seul-gi, although that might be too similar to her Surplus Princess role. Those two are pretty awesome. If they have new characters though, I hope some of the old cast do a cameo like with INR 2.

While I'm sad to see my TvN drama possibilities lessen, I'm okay with them producing less stuff if the quality increases and if there's more of a chance that those shows will do well.

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While I really liked Let's eat, frankly, I don't see why they'd do a second season. It was wrapped up nicely, and there's nothing more to bring in.

If they do a spin-off with an entirely different cast, it won't be let's eat anymore, unless they give the characters exactly the same personalities of the previous ones, in which case it would be repetitive and I wouldn't accept it.

I see this as the perfect reflection of the crisis of Korean Drama entertainment. In the last few months they have had a hard time with ratings. Coming up with something new to captivate the audience is difficult, so they resort to recycling old things. Not okay.

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oh boy oh boy oh boy!!!!

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I've seen let's eat for multiple times. I never get sick of the chemistry of doo joon,lee soo kyung and barashi. I'd like to have the trio back in drama. However, as stated previously,i wonder how they will deliver season 2, because season 1 ends perfectly. There may be new twists fot doo joon n soo kyung. But i will anticipate it for sure,for doo joon!

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I keep reading the title here as "Let's eat two heads". That'd be a very different kind of drama, I think. ;-)

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This is so exciting!
As long as it has the same cast and the new season is as lovely as the first one I am so on board :) the drama was just feelgood. And it would be quite fun to carry on my tradition of sitting down with a good bowl of food before I start watching (there was no other way of watching that drama. It was just too painful to watch them eat). Oh crap, just realised I'm gonna have to do that twice a week instead. Yeah...I'm just gonna put on more weight. Oh well, I get Doojoon (hopefully) in return :D

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"And it would be quite fun to carry on my tradition of sitting down with a good bowl of food before I start watching (there was no other way of watching that drama. It was just too painful to watch them eat)."

Same! XD

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Please stick to the original casts! I really like season 1 of Let's Eat. The chemistry, the quirky characters, the jokes, songs and the foods, I like it all.

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