Yoon Doo-joon headlines Let’s Eat 2 with whole new cast
ARGH. *flips table* They went and did it — the one thing I didn’t want them to do. Food-o-mercial cable drama Let’s Eat is returning to tvN this spring for a second season, and against all reason, they’ve signed on Yoon Doo-joon but no one else from the original cast. Confirmations are in that Yoon will headline opposite Seo Hyun-jin (Three Musketeers) and Kwon Yul (Roaring Currents, What’s Up), as we follow his character Gu Dae-young to a brand new neighborhood with a new group of quirky neighbors to befriend. Without his girlfriend Lee Soo-kyung!
I can’t for the life of me figure out how anyone thought keeping Yoon Doo-joon as Gu Dae-young would be a good thing. Why couldn’t they have made him Gu Dae-young’s twin brother Gu Jae-young, who also happens to love food in a weirdly bossy way? He could contribute to his brother’s Shiksha blog and sell real estate instead of insurance. I don’t care if it’s ridiculous; I want the lie. I guess this is what I’ll have to tell myself if I’m ever going to watch this show, because a second season that negates the first just makes me angry.
In the second season, Gu Dae-young will move into a new apartment and discover that his next-door neighbor (Seo Hyun-jin) is an old classmate from elementary school. They’ll have a hate-filled relationship stemming back to when they were children. (I’m secretly hoping that hate doesn’t turn into love, but really, what are the odds?) She’s a ten-year veteran of the single, one-room-apartment life, and has been dieting for four years. Her strict rule is one meal a day, so she makes damn sure that her single meal is as delicious as possible.
Kwon Yul plays another neighbor, a handsome civil service worker that Seo Hyun-jin has a crush on. He’s beloved by women no matter where he goes, and his food rule is that he’s a vegetarian. The three of them will get entangled in each other’s lives, no doubt getting all sorts of signals and wires crossed in the meantime.
The rest of the neighbors include Hwang Seok-jung and Kim Hee-won from Misaeng, Jo Eun-ji (Greatest Marriage), Lee Joo-seung (Pinocchio), Hwang Seung-un (Heart to Heart), and Kim Ji-young (Triangle). The series is about friendships that form when you step out of your studio apartment and share a table with others, and we can expect the same themes (and agonizing food porn) in the second season. Who knows, maybe they’ll make it a prequel and I’ll quit with the stompy feet.
Let’s Eat Season 2 follows Ho-gu’s Love (after Valid Love) on Mondays and Tuesdays in April.
Hwang Seok-jung, Kim Hee-won, Jo Eun-ji
Lee Joo-seung, Hwang Seung-un, Kim Ji-young
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