69

Na PD whips up cooking variety program with Lee Seo-jin, Taecyeon

This is hilarious. When it was first announced that Na PD (Na Young-seok of Grandpas, Noonas, and Youths Over Flowers) was planning a new variety program with everyone’s favorite reluctant luggage boy, Lee Seo-jin, we joked that he should just make it a cooking show. After all, he poked so much fun of Seo-jin’s cooking during Grandpas Over Flowers and even stuck a whole joke “King of Cooking” segment into an episode, just to mock him.

Well, that’s exactly what he’s done: The new Na PD–Seo-jin collaboration will be a cooking program called Three Meals a Day. I’ll give us all a moment to howl in laughter. (The photos below come from Grandpas, where Seo-jin struggled to cook Korean meals for the halbaes in hotel rooms, using ingredients scrounged from European markets and cooked via hot pots and tiny stoves.)

Three Meals a Day has also cast idol-turned-actor Taecyeon, who at first glance seems like a really strange pick, but then I recall that Taec played Seo-jin’s younger brother in the weekend series Wonderful Season. I don’t actually feel like they had much chemistry as actors, but maybe that’s because they were playing two characters with a lot of resentment and emotional baggage between them (okay, most of it was one-sided, with Taec burning with old grudges toward his hyung). I’ll remain hopeful that Taec and Seo-jin have cuter chemistry on variety as themselves, since I can see it being a fun dynamic to give Seo-jin a maknae upon whom to dump all the annoying tasks he doesn’t want to do.

As an outdoor variety show, this new program purportedly takes Na PD away from the travel concept, though not entirely: The cast will get taken to rural locales, “away from the city where it’s easy to figure out a meal, to the remote countryside where it’s the most difficult to do.” And we know it wouldn’t be a Na PD show without suffering! Furthermore, it’ll highlight sustainable and organic living along the way.

Seo-jin reportedly signed on to the show without even hearing the concept, as he did with Grandpas. Ha. Then I guess he can’t really complain when Na PD makes his life difficult in the name of entertainment. And yet, something tells me he’ll find ways to grumble anyway.

Three Meals a Day will follow Youths Over Flowers as tvN’s next Friday-night variety program. It premieres on October 17.


Caption: “Na PD, lightly scraping at Seo-jin’s cooking pride”

 
Via Joy News

RELATED POSTS

Tags: , , ,

69

Required fields are marked *

Ha!! sounds like a fun watch! :D

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hahaha! Using Local Food to cook! Exactly what we discuss in early Sep !

That's great!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

It's Na PD, anyone will sign without even knowing the concept. He is a variety genius.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Right! in one of his shows you know you're going to get good ratings. And since NaPD always does a bait-and-switch, why bother getting a description.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

HAHAHAHAHA... *deep breath*.. HAHAHAHA

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hwah...ha...ha.... Pure entertainment

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I can't stop laughing long enough to comment.

Is he going to climb trees looking for mushrooms? Chase a goat to get some milk? Go fishing and fall into a stream?

I mean... I've seen some of the real life docu on Korean TV. I know I am just going to die laughing watching it.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

YES! TEARS OF JOY!

I would love to see seo jinnie chase goats for milk / collecting eggs at a chicken house / fishing with bare hands etc. and maybe even make him do some super hard tasks or just pure luck games to "earn" his ingredients.

NA PD I LOVE UUUUUUU! haha I am definitely looking forward to the vid of kidnapping seo jinnie to his new program. He must have told Seo jinnie that he is doing a new program with a top star in JYP, *implying Suzy* but actually taecyeong :p

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I gotta believe he was told that's what his maknae is for. ...But then NaPD will change the rules.

Would love to see a one person catches, the other cleans/milks/etc rule. *With SeoJinnie always getting the worse end of the bargain.*

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Read the news just a couple minutes ago on soompi and commented that the chances of this show being a success and you recapping it was high. Tadam! :D

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Na PD! Na PD! Na PD! Na PD! Hopefully this'll be a hit like his other variety shows as well.

I'm not a fan of Taecyeon when it comes to his acting BUT he is so funny&dorky on variety, I am keen to see where this goes :)

0
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yeah he may not be a very good actor, but he seems to do well on variety shows. This is gonna be a blast!

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Taecyeon is great in his singing and his acting is improving a little. Maybe Seo Jin's acting skills can rub off on him.
The concept sounds very entertaining. I love food programs, so I'm definitely going to watch. I don't know how to cook Korean dishes so it will be fun to watch.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Agreed! I'm a fan of 2PM, and I have to admit that Taecyeon's acting was pretty squirm-worthy in some of the things I've watched (ahem, Who Are You, ahem). However, he's been pretty reliable in variety shows, and he's a great host who knows how to keep the show moving along. The 2PM boys seem like a riot to be around in real life/variety shows, so maybe some of the other members will appear on the show!

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Omo! Seojinni's gonna help me learn howto cook Korean regional dishes!!!! Daebak!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Ooh, it would be great if he could travel around and scrounge for his own ingredients, like Thomasina Miers and Guy Grieve did in "The Wild Gourmets"!

Nothing like testing your survival skills (Bear Grylls style) at the same time as your cooking skills!

I'd settle for him milking some cows in exchange for some butter, or something. He's a city slicker, after all, so there's bound to be plenty of entertainment.

Best news of the day, and even better: not that long to wait - thanks jb!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

YAHOOOOO!!!! Lolololololol. :D :D

I guess maybe Na PD is reading Dramabeans... maybe? :P

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Highly possible!!! Hahaha

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Good, Taecyeon should stick to variety because his acting.....yeah.

0
5
reply

Required fields are marked *

But I don't like his real life personality (based on interviews, other variety shows he's been on). He strikes me as a little arrogant and craving for attention.

If not for his good looks I would have written him off long ago hah

0
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

It's easier to avoid his real-life stuff than his acting though, acting is likely to stick his horrible wooden self into a drama with other actors whom I love and want to watch, and therefore I have to put up with him by default.

I'm not exactly pleased about him being on a Na PD show either, it's not as if those need an idol for popularity but maybe he'll be tolerable?

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I love taecyeon on variety shows. I guess he can come off as arrogant, but after watching so many shows with him i think he is just this giant dorky nerd that works really hard.

He likes to troll people, but also know how to make fun of himself for the sake of variety (I like to delete some FO2 scenes from my memory). Hope he can change your mind after watching the show

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Agreed in interviews and Variety shows I find him Adorably Dorky ......... But we will see ?

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hope that Taecyeon can show his real self. Taecyeon is actually a dork and hilarious to people who close to him, but sometimes he is kinda hard to approach for some people.
Yeah, sometimes he's like an arrogant person, but he's just like that to make that shows more lively and fun. In real life, he's just a modest person. Last year, he asked his fans to donate to people who need instead of giving him gifts on his birthday, he likes going around with his bike and bus, he treated 2pm's fans bread and coffee bc 2pm's fan said they're hungry (at that time they had to support 2pm in music show until midnight bc 2pm had some problems with the properties), he likes travelling like ordinary people (he bought his own ticket in economy class, going around japan with shinkansen, etc)

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

"Seo-jin reportedly signed on to the show without even hearing the concept"

Dude, exactly how much suffering do you like? Hehehehe

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Maybe they tricked him again. Made him think Sunny was in the show.

"You'll star with an idol. A REALLY POPULAR ONE. One you've worked with recently."

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Ha! Your comment made me spit out my drink! I love how Na PD is this evil genius who can make even the most paranoid of his variety show stars sign up for another season of torture. How does he do it? They should make a special episode about that!

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Has Seojinnie NOT learnt his lesson by now? Never trust PD Na!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I've never actually watched any of the "of Flowers" travel series but I think I'll check this one out. I love cooking shows, I want to learn how to make Korean food (although I won't have all the ingredients) and Taecyeon is pretty good on variety.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Seo Jinnie and Na PD are just GOLD! If it was a drama and it had Taec's name on it, would be enough to make me run away...but since it's a variety, woohoo!! I seriously think Na PD reads DB as religiously as I am..hahahaha!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

YES!!! Also, yay! I'm super excited! Na PD is the best!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hahahahahahah this is the best early Christmas present!!!!!

I can watch Seo Jinnie cook with Na PD picking on every small little thing the whole day XDDDDDD

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

all hail genius Na PD (o___o)(_____)(o___o)(____)

this will be good ^^

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I was waiting for this bit of news to appear here. Hahaha. Can't wait!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS HAHAHAHA

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

OMG, this is going to be the funniest cooking show EVAR! Looking forward to it!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Lee Seo-Jin is my favorite actor.. so I guess this will be a MUST WATCH event. I still can't bring myself to eat anything that is still moving tho. Regardless the cooking shows are fun to watch.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

It certainly is a food-themed year in k-entertainment and variety~ I hope Three Meals A Day brings lots of sizzle and spice to outdoor, regional, organic cooking (is that to much to ask)?

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

HA!
Thank god this post wasn't posted 6 months later (or earlier) - I'd have really cried then ?

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I absolutely want to see this!!! I hope someone (Hulu) will sub it, cause I love Seo-jinnie and Na PD.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Oh, good lord! Let out a big guffaw as soon as I saw your headline. I hope this gets translated rapidly as they go along. Really looking forward to it! :-D

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I haven't watched grandpas or youths (new to kdramas) Are they funny? Worth watching?

0
11
reply

Required fields are marked *

Oh, yes!!!! Laugh out loud funny. Grandpas Over Flowers and Noonas Over Flowers are available at Hulu. They are translating Youth at
http://ggotbodachungchoon.wordpress.com/ -- so far they've only translated Ep 7 and 8 is in the process. Don't worry about the missing 1-6... they start with a whole new group at Ep 7. The other thing that's cool about these series is that they can add to your knowledge of actors.

Congratulations on your introduction to Kdramas! And so sorry. As anyone here can tell you, it's an addiction! I've only been watching for one and 1/2 yrs, and it's a daily habit. But, oh, but sooo enjoyable!

0
10
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thanks for the recommendation, I'll have to add it to my watch list! I just started watching kdramas in the last 6 months and I already know it's an addiction! I try to convince everyone around me but so far nobody else has fallen down the rabbit hole with me. Guess that's why I come to dramabeans!

0
9
reply

Required fields are marked *

LMAO!!! I know... I can't convince anyone either! Yes, nice to meet other passionate people at Dramabeans.

So far I've completed 49 dramas. Started at least a dozen more I realized weren't my cup of tea and stopped. Currently watching 13. I had to create a speadsheet to keep track. Have also seen 95 Korean movies.

These numbers don't include drama specials or variety/ reality shows. I'm a sick puppy, but a happy one!

0
8
reply

Required fields are marked *

Just a suggestion but you can use the mydramalist website to organize your dramas. It's a very handy way to keep what you've seen, what you're watching, or what you want to see in order and rate everything. And you can share the list with other people.

The site also has JDrama/Movie, CDrama/Movie, and TWDrama/Movie listings if you're interested in dramas/movies that aren't Korean too.

If you're curious, my profile name on there is "ravensnest"

0

49, wow! I think I'm probably close to 20. Haven't started any movies yet. There is no way I could watch 13 at the same time! Right now I'm watching Discovery of Romance, Secret Hotel, The Night Watchman, Blade Man, Surplus Princess, High School Love On and She's So Lovable. Omo, listing all that out actually shows me I'm an addict.

The ones that I actually like watching? Secret Hotel, Blade Man, High School Love On, She's So Lovable. The other 3 I am struggling through because they are almost done.

0

*Bangs head on ground repeatedly*

I just went and looked at my viewing history between viki, dramafever and netflix. I'm definitely in denial about how many kdramas I've watched.

55.....

I need a support group, lol. I guess I need to use mydramalist to organize this madness.

0

Thanks theravennest! I hadn't heard of mydramalist before. Whoa! Your stats are insane! LOL. I will definitely look at your recommendations.

I just signed up. It doesn't seem to have the 2 main things my spreadsheet helps me with: 1) What sources have Eng subs of a series, so I don't hunt every time; and 2) what episode I'm on and how many total are in the series. But I haven't looked around much on mydramalist, so maybe that's there.

I've been keeping myself away from Jdramas, etc. for now. I also kept myself away from Kpop and other Korean music for a long time... didn't need another addiction. That ship has sailed.

I didn't include other Asian movies in my list. I've been watching Japanese movies (and from other countries) since I was a kid. Literally. I saw Seven Samurai and Rashomon when I was 9. In college when I'd want to pump myself up for a test I'd try to think of myself as Toshirô Mifune or Tatsuya Nakadai. :-D

I know what you mean Pinkington. Too many times I've continued grinding through a Kdrama just 'cause I've invested X number of episodes. Only a few turn themselves around at the end. I'm trying to get better about letting them loose. There are a few current ones I should.

0

OK I'm on dramalist under pinkington. Going to start adding my list.

0

FYI, even though I'd had a long list of other Asian movies, I hadn't seen any Korean movies until the last year and 1/2. My gateway drug for that was Penny Pinchers. My gateway drug for Kdramas was Pasta.

0

Thanks Pinkington! I like checking out what other people are watching.

0

LOLLL! I just looked back and realized the person who said 20 was the **same** person who -- after checking -- revised it to 55! You've been a busy bee in 6 mos. I can't stop laughing, though I should. Yes indeed, where is KD-Anon?

0

More Seojinnie!

Not enthused about Taec but whatever...MORE SEOJINNIE!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Ha, besides the awesomeness that is Na PD and Seo Jinnie's re-teaming, I love the idea of an organic and sustainable concept. It just goes to show how important a concept is and with the right casting because two people can make for a highly entertaining show. I've seen interviews with Seo Jinnie and Taec, and they're adorably fun together. And it was cute when they were on 'I Live Alone' with Ryu Seung Soo and Kim Kwang Kyu. I sorta wished Ryu Seung Soo was on this new show because he's variety gold, but yay for a muscular maknae for Seo Jinnie! I'm sure those muscles will come to use when they scour the land for food. :)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

At first I thought this was a joke! I hope it's going to be fun and we can watch both Na PD and Seo Jeonnie trying to annoy each other. By the way, Lee Seung Gi would've been a great fit on this show.. It's another point that he probably can't cook a decent meal even in good conditions BUT he tries! So hard too!

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Ahhh. Seung Gi was so adorable. Yes, he tried so hard.... and he did manage to keep the Noonas happy. After they quit calling him luggage.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

OMG! HAHAHAHAH..*snort*..HAHAHAHA! Lee Seo-Jin hates cooking. Na PD is a genius! Evil genius! Dimples with Korea's Ken Doll...I am soooo watching this!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Omo. Na PD is so sweetly wicked. Since Taec is in it, I guess subs will be fast.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Daebak ! I will watch it for sure ~!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Ha! This is hilarious....

Na PD is awesome! And I guess a DB reader? ;)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

my gut tells me the reason why Seo Jin sign without knowing the show
...is that he knows there's always a way for him to trick and outwit PD Na and this makes the show exciting
...as always the bickering and ordering will always be the toppings for all the segment...
yipee hurray for the show....***manse***
????is taecyon on board permanently or just guest....no offense for taecyon fans....
i love if seo jinnie will have other guest and i want him to cook not order taecyon to cook
...he he he he...
*smirking*
right everyone....
it will be more fun if SJ is going to cook plus PD Na keep nagging here and there...

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

OMg, my 2 favorites in Wonderful Days. Cant wait to watch this.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I kind of wish Seung Gi was the maknae instead.

1.) because Seung Gi and cooking can only be good...for entertainment.
2.) because it would be a BFF reunion from 1N2D.
3.) I miss Seung Gi in variety

I have nothing against Taecyeon because I know nothing of his variety skill so I have nothing to hate on. This is just something I thought would be so much more awesome. haha.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Why does the combination of 'rural' + 'cooking' + 'NaPD' Make me think more Appa Odiga than Good Eats?

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

LOL Na PD you crazy evil genius

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

More SEO JINNIE!! No complaint here lol.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

yay! The Na evil genius at work! Can't wait to watch this, especially with lee seo-jin in this :DDD

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

More,more and more seojinnie! I really like him nagging Na PD.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Currently Airing

Prime-Time Shows This Week
Monday-Tuesday (June 29-30) Wednesday-Thursday (July 1-2) Weekend (July 3-5)