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Na PD ships out cast for Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village

The Three Meals a Day spinoff seems to have just settled on Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village as its title, and you can’t argue with that since it’s literally that: Na PD taking three actors, plonking them down in a far-off fishing village, and making them work for their three square meals a day.

If the first Three Meals a Day was about farming for your food, this one will focus on catching it. The first couple teasers have been released, and it looks like we’ve got a good mix of personalities with Cha Seung-won (You’re All Surrounded), Yoo Hae-jin (Tazza 2, The Pirates), and Jang Geun-seok (Pretty Man) onboard for their round in Na PD’s variety torture chamber.

In the first teaser, we see the cast and crew at a pre-show meeting where they work out the details of the shoot. What does it say that I was actually shocked that Na PD told his cast where they were headed instead of lying through his teeth or kidnapping them without warning? Instead, he’s up-front about the fishing theme (and says he cast Jang Geun-seok for one reason, in that he’s a fisherman’s son)… although in true Na PD fashion, he does maybe talk about the “beautiful, truly paradise-like” island in words that are at best a colorful reinterpretation of the facts, given the stark, snowy footage of the village. The island is literally the farthest place from the peninsula by boat, requiring a six-hour ride over, and you can see from the map below just how isolated it is.

Na PD also admits that one problem is that in winter, the boat schedules are erratic, and Cha Seung-won asks if there’s a chance they’ll get stuck on the island and not return for Christmas. Na PD replies that of course they’ll be back by then, since his daughter’s birthday is the 23rd, and Cha one-ups him by saying that his father’s memorial is on the 22nd. Na PD half-laughs and half-apologizes, “I’m sorry.”

The second teaser gives us a glimpse of the actual trip to the island, and has a hilariously tongue-in-cheek tone as it shows us the actors suffering while the captions describe things in much sunnier terms. For instance, Cha Seung-won lugs a tub of cabbage to the shore wearing a weary expression, but Na PD the editing elf proclaims that this island is a place “where a housewife can live out all her dreams,” like using seawater to salt cabbage is some ideal of wholesome living. Yoo Hae-jin throws a fishing net into the water and picks up seaweed from the sand, but Na PD’s captions proclaim that you “don’t even have to leave your village” to find food in your nets and on the ground in this “snowy white paradise.”

Cut to: Actors, freezing their butts off in the chill. Then the caption adds: “Here, they turn into this [pitiful] sight.” The wind blows, interviews are interrupted by rattling of walls and houses, and at one point Cha Seung-won wonders worriedly, “What are we going to eat?” That turns to outrage at the sea for not giving them any fish, like it’s purposely keeping them hungry. He complains, “What’s the point of the ocean? Why is it so big then? Please, I just want one or two fish!”

Sitting in a room while the wind rages outside, Yoo Hae-jin wonders, “Is it better to be a pig with a full stomach, or a hungry Socrates?” Ha, is the hunger turning them existential? Cha replies, “A full… pig? Why, do you want to be hungry?” Hae-jin: “I’ll be Pigcrates!”

Their luck starts to turn when they finally catch something in their net, and literally just slice it up right there for some sashimi. Cue sunshine and dancing (literally), and the show wonders, “Will these guys be able to become Socrates with full stomachs?”

We stopped recapping the first Three Meals a Day because we found it to be a show that was fun to watch but not that fun to read about, because nothing really funny happened—the entertainment comes from the little moments between the grumpy Seo-jin and the eager Taecyeon, and also the parade of guest stars that dropped in on the farmhouse. It also felt like the show made it too easy for the cast to feed themselves, after presenting the whole three-meals-a-day concept like a grand challenge, so at worst the cast was eating untasty food—but at least they always had food. So I watched a little here and there, but mostly tuned out because it all kind of felt the same after a while.

But Fishing Village seems a lot more like what I was hoping Three Meals a Day would be, and gives a little more room for narrative to develop because of the hardships inherent in this premise. Plus, it seems like the guys get along and have a good rapport each other, so I’ll be checking this one out for sure.

Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village will air on Friday nights and premieres on January 16.

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omg, I am so going to watch after I finish listening to the Top 80 hits according to estonians...
I bet it will be hilarious. and I like both the Hot Ahjussi and the crazy kid Geun Suk.

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forgot to say; I wish them luck, stamina and strong nerves... and stomachs. fighting!

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Me tooooooo, totally on board for these two <3 I hope Dramabeans will recap it.
The first season was subbed by Taecyeon's fans, I wonder if Sukie has devoted fans too... I hope yes!!

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Trust me Sukie has devoted Fans! And we will supporting our AP in every moment! ^_^!

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yipee...i'll wait for the sub but for sure i'll watch both raw and sub....ha ha ha ha ha...
and really thanks fot Taecyon fans for the subs....
as usual PD Na is crazy in the editing room...

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“where a housewife can live out all her dreams...”

Oh, geez! I just can't stop laughing.

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I will watch it only and only for my baby Jang Geun Suk *-*

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That bit with Jang Geunseok & Cha Seungwon dancing is HILARIOUS!!! Imagine a top star dancing girl group choreography! I do hope they sub this somewhere!!!

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I'm hoping for subs somewhere as well!! - so where safe as I do to want to risk viruses etc. this looks like fun and I really hope I get to watch (and understand!) it.

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Looks like fun! Wow even tough guy CSW looks terrified by the fierce winter elements. I am currently watching 'you're beautiful' starring JGS and it will be strange to see him roughing it out on that remote island.

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Didn't Yoo Hae Jin and Cha Seung Won act in the movie Kick the Moon together? Like way back in the late 90's?

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Yap! Plus they're buds in real life.

Def going to tune in to this...haven't followed variety since 1N2D with Uhmforce.

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I totally miss 1N2D season 2! And I loved Yoo Hae-Jin in it, he was a sweetie! I'm watching for YHJ and CSW, this looks hilarious.

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I guess they kept Seo Jin's pink gloves xP this seems so much fun because they actually hunt for their food instead of being provided by the growing plants, I seriously hope someone is going to sub this show

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*giggles*

This is going to be SOOOOOOO good! I'm curious to find out if JGS's personality is the outrageous one that he puts on.

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The teaser on the island is so funny!! Will definitely watch this if it gets subbed.

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Little more suffering might be good for the show´s concept:D Looking forward to it!

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What the hell happened to Jang Geun-seok face? He looks like a blowfish. I sincerely hope that he just ate too much ramyun but I suspect another round of plastic surgery.

I don't have much to contribute about the actual show. Anything Na PD produces is hilarious because it is edited so well, but we've seen it all before. Secret camera is no longer secret since they've been using it in every show since Grandpas Over Flowers. The cast members are aware that they are being filmed, so this footage is not nearly as exiting as it used to be.

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To me it just looks like a combination of a bit of weight gain and no makeup. His eyes look quite small without all the eye makeup he usually wears. Personally, I prefer a natural look, even if it is not as pretty.

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I ageee. I am watching 'you're/he's beautiful' currently and he is reed-thin in that one. The scene in the teaser where things were falling around him and his reaction was kinda funny!

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You have not idea.. comment about this program........

JKS NEVER MADE a plastic surgery ..

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Yup definitely. In his zikzin radio where he got to talk about things in life with his eels, he mentioned about being against any kind of PS. And checking out his photos since he was a child he is a beautiful child no drastic change - just a normal change that can happen to anyone who outgrew his young features, compare it to some other korean stars that we knew did PS wow you know it's just so apparent the changes.

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He's not into plastic surgery. Sorry to disappoint you, search Google when he is a baby till now.

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true true trueeeeee ...:) a simple search can show how he never changed ...u know if they r doubting ,they can look to his photos when he was baby when he was a little bit with wight and he looks exactly like it now ...he just gained weight :) they keep saying that cuz they r not believing there is such a cute guy like him on earth XD

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I am 100% sure that jks is much prettier compared to you even in his ugliest state.

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I just love it when fanzillas attack =D Please, do throw another brainfart.

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Even as a fan of JKS, I can admit he's gained some weight in his face. But he was super skinny before so it looks like a drastic change. He says he doesn't like working out, but, I think he may need to a bit.

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Wow! Na PD is really an evil genius. That teaser is so good. I'd love to watch for the two drama actors, but mostly for JGS since he looks and sounds different from his previous variety guestings (i.e. not annoying).

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You know that you're a Midas PD if you could get diva Jang Geun Suk on your variety show. I hope Na PD can whitewash the divaness out of JGS. He was awesome during his Hong Gil Dong and Beethoven Virus era till he discovered eyeliner and boho hair.

Love Cha Seung Won on variety so i'm estatic about this.

Loved Hae Jin too on 1N2D. He was pretty understated there.

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Wow, what a superficial comment!

Diva? Jang Keun Suk? It is obvious you stop watching anithing with him since 2008 but still have an opinion?

I AM SO GLAD FOR THIS SHOW exactly because people like you will discover real JKS. You will be surprised. A LOT!

He is nice, polite, never quarrels and is really sensitive.

Here he is in the worst position because those two hyungs will order him as they wish. But I bet he will not complain. This young man lives a real tough life in a society where everyone feels free to call him names and on the other hand he is a really integrate and honest person to always show himself in his true colours.
I wish I could talk to you in three months when the show ends...

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I don't believe they'll order him around. Cha Seung-Won seems really good natured and Yoo Hae-Jin totally is. He always cooperated without complaining and seemed like a real older brother on 1N2D. Besides, despite a kind of nutty idol image, I don't think JGS is a spoiled diva in real life. I bet he'll take the younger brother role just fine.

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Don't mind the hate. Fangirls tend to misinterpret anything that people say about their biases.

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agree about plastic surgery

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JGS is such a sincere, down to earth, intelligent, friendly human being. Should be a good company for the others

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i don't know why i'm always curious with Na PD's works. Never know his works on 1n2d before, but i'm hooked up in over flower series. that's the reason my love for Na PD and Seojinnie. definitely will check this one out!!

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Hahahaha I really hope someone subs this b/c I love Cha Seung-won and havent seen Jang Geun-seok in quite a while. i don't remember Yoo Hae-jin but his existential crisis cracked me up XD.

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I hope Sukie recovers his image with this program, he seems like a cool great guy!
Hot ahjusshi and Momo (his character name in You're my pet) ohhhhh so excited for it.
Someone please sub it and Dramabeans ... Please recap it!

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Sitting in a room while the wind rages outside, Yoo Hae-jin wonders, “Is it better to be a pig with a full stomach, or a hungry Socrates?” Ha, is the hunger turning them existential? Cha replies, “A full… pig? Why, do you want to be hungry?” Hae-jin: “I’ll be Pigcrates!”

LOL!

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Change Yoo Hae-jin for Lee Kwang Soo and the show will be great xddd

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Jang Keun Suk is a very friendly and cheerful person, I hope you can see the natural self about this boy ... I love him so much

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That leopard print suitcase has GOT to be Jang Keun Seok's. LOL

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Looks so funny... The sub for the teaser is already out in YT.

So I hope the sub for this show will be coming too in the future...

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LOL lee seo-jin had it pretty cushy in comparison to what this looks like. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE GOING TO FREEZE. and i'll be watching.

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you can't put Lee Seo Jin in these cold weather because I am pretty sure that he will do all things to negotiate and make his life easier at all cost...and the Staff-guest will suffer he he he he he he...

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The map! The map is hilarious!

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don't worry, eels will translate in english it.

through this variety show, JKS can show his sincerity.. I will tell you in advance, you will admire him after this program. make sure to watch it.. :D

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the concept really does look better this time .. looking forward for jang geun seok ♥♥

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Omo. That's my trap I used to catch shrimps for my research.

Gotta admit, I'm pretty glad to see Trap-sshi. I'll tune in for you hon.

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Cha Seung Won's dancing to T-ara. Of course I will have to watch!

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I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS.

I was too lazy to back-watch old 1N2D eps, and have only seen the ones recapped here.

This one sounds similar to that. (Lots of suffering!) Also featuring actors I'm curious about. I'm so ready to love JGS again.

Please be great, 3MAD!

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I actually really liked the original 3MAD. The show felt genuine and the small interactions were often hilarious. The editing helped a lot as well. As a whole I'd say "nothing happened" but tbh so much did happen. I'm really excited for this spin-off though, it sorta feels like 1n2d season 1.

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I'll watch this definitely for Jang Geun Suk. Fighting Sukkie eels love you!!!

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Jang Geun Suk is really just a normal guy who happens to become famous, but drama fans who do not really follow him may think that he is a diva because of his drama roles & some appearances but the truth is his eels know that he is one of kindest guy out there, c'mon he loves to to do stuff on his own when he got a chance like lifting his own luggages in the trunk of his car & he loves to cook for his friends, managers & staff.

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Jang Geun-seok? I'm all on board! I've been waiting for ages to watch him in a Korean reality show. I heard that he is just a regular guy who's pretty much down-to-earth, and his buddies are mostly non-celebrities. Can't wait for his devoted fans to sub the 10 episodes!

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Don't worry JKS' eels will definitely sub this show.. We've been waiting for this opportunity to come that Sukkie will prove to everyone that he isn't the diva, eccentric guy everyone is claiming him to be.. He is as pure as a child and antis will surely regret their lifetime hating him.. Peace to all! Zikzin eels!

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finally the downside/real side of all stars...
really the sea hates them not even a single fish in a big bodies of water..CSW comment ...rofl...
another PD Na show to watch...yipee****dancing****

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no more JSK :(

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