Let’s Eat spinoff Drinking Solo comes to tvN this fall
I’m actually unsure if this new series will have anything to do with the Let’s Eat franchise other than sharing a PD, but a drinking version of the food-obsessed series has been in the works for some time, and now tvN has given it a title and a timeslot on Mondays and Tuesdays this fall. It’s going to be called Drinking Solo (more literally A Man and a Woman Who Drink Solo), about — you guessed it — single people who drink alone.
Even though that sounds kind of depressing on paper, thematically that’s right up Let’s Eat’s alley, since the foodie franchise is all about living alone, eating alone, and making friends with your neighbors so that you’re no longer alone. If you look past the mouth-watering food porn, it’s actually a really heartfelt series about going beyond your studio apartment and connecting with the people around you.
This time they’ll be connecting over drinks, though I’m sure they’ll have plenty of food to go with, since both seasons of Let’s Eat had their share of drinking too. It doesn’t seem as appetizing as the food version, but maybe that’s a good thing as far as liver health is concerned? The series plans to explore everything from wine to traditional alcohol, and the growing trend of solo drinking.
PD Choi Gyu-shik (Let’s Eat 2) and writer Myung Soo-hyun (main writer on Rude Miss Young-ae seasons 5-14) are at the helm. The premise itself doesn’t necessarily excite me, but if you got Yoon Doo-joon to play his Let’s Eat character again, I’d watch that. Hell, I’d probably watch 15 seasons of that.
The Monday-Tuesday lineup for tvN has been confirmed, so we’ve got: rom-com Oh Hae-young Again in May, Bring It On, Ghost in July, and then Drinking Solo in late August or early September. Then Season 15 of Rude Miss Young-ae follows in October/November.
Via Star News
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