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