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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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Urgg! why????

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what is the excuse for not having the girlfriend in this season? they broke up, really, that soon? and how? it took so long to work on that relationship and it just went pfft! aish,

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She was "just" his girlfriend; I have been watching Hong Kong drama Tiger Cubs and in second season they removed his fiance by transferring her out of country and breaking up shortly after. Besides she wasn't someone that took love lightly and neither did he. It didn't make sense to me and I kinda lost interest in second season.

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Many good reasons for your why. No one else in Season 1 anchored the show like he did. Girlfriday hates the casting change, but I don't at all.

So he will have an entire new season to pursue a new girlfriend. Greeeeeeat! This is a must for viewer ratings.

I am guessing/hoping that it will not be a noona romance, something it already did in Season 1 and a fad that is now in rapid decline in K-dramaland.

Let's not forget the main plot of this series: featuring a great dish or two in each episode. As before, everything will revolve around it without upstaging it.

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No way. The show would be nothing without Lee Soo Kyung. I liked her relationship with the Manager's wife the most. Maybe everyone else couldn't commit so they saved the idol boy to retain their idol fangirl audience. Or they simply wrote the show around the idol boy to suck in more of his drooling fangirls. Big money!

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What about Che Guevara, the true star of the show?

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Exactly.

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Could have been better with an entirely new cast... I ve seen Lee soo kyung only in this and weekend drama gold appear. She was the bitchy secibd lead there. . But i liked her here. And i liked all the rest of the cast too. They already had their happy ending.. So it would have been best to have a whole new cast. And I am saying this even though the lead couple s romance was not something convincing for me. ( I kindof shipped her with the lawyer!! He he..)

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i don't love the idea but i think it's better than continuing with the last cast. it was great for what it was and that's it. to make a plot with a couple that's already established is not something k-dramas do. ever. i would have preferred a different lead than doojoon or a different role! but the plot seems to have potential.

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I agree with Dr. Hwata; though i loved all the characters of season 1, Yoon Doojoon's character was my fave and if anyone deserves their own time in the lime light and journey of love and food, it's him.
I have a bit of a crush on Lee Joo-seung since pinocchio, so excited about seeing him too.
I hope it does well, my eyes are ready for Doojoon and the food. Can't wait for April.

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This is one of the reasons I stopped watching multi-season American shows. Because they kept breaking up characters that spent so much time in past seasons making them fall in love.

I really hated it and it was one of the reasons I loved Asian TV series.

I really hope this isn't a trend. I really hope this fails bad.

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Yes,I remember in Glee, they would just keep pairing the cast around and I realized that this was just a way for them to continue season after season. So I stopped watching it.

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I agree with you about American shows to some extent, but isn't this a little different? Let's Eat 2 isn't breaking up characters, but it has a cast of completely different characters except one.

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T_T NOOOOOO! God damn it tvN you had ONE JOB! And that was to either cast the Season 1 people OR go with a whole new lead!

Prequel would be fine with me though bc otherwise... Don't you dare give Doo Joon a new love line!

I love your idea with the twin though :D That would be quite hilarious^^

I'll still check it out (I am a masochist when it comes to dramas after all + some interesting people in the rest of the cast and...FOOD!) but as soon as there is the slightest possibility of a love line for Dae Young I'm out :P

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*sigh, this cant be happening.
I'll miss lee soo kyung and other original casts. I think that the sassy and hot-tempered but loveable lee soo kyung matches well with charming goo dae young and I wonder if the new heroin can beat that chemistry. Plus, no lee soo kyung means no bara-sshi.*sigh again

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OMG I forgot all about barashiiiiiiii ..... Now I'm really not watching it

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OMG Chan Soo-ya!!

Though I'm sad there's no one from Let's Eat season 1, but I'm optimistic the show would remain funny and of course makes me hungry!

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Sighs, why couldn't they at least change Doojoon's character's name...........It would have been a bit better if he was at least acting as a new character, not Gu Daeyoung.
I have nothing against the new cast, but I just miss the old one. Lee Soo Kyung and the rest :•( They had great chemistry! And I loved Doojoon and Sookyung together.
Not sure if I'll be watching this.

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I AM NOT HAPPY.

Especially because I enjoy many of these actors and don't want to resent them for not being the right actors for the story I was waiting for.

I'll still check it out of course. Maybe they thought about us and have a plan that will be okay.

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Man, the twin idea sounded awesome! I'm a fan of both Doojoon and Seo Hyunjin who recently won my heart in 3 Musketeers so I'll probably watch this. TVN.... I'll remember this.

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Hmmm. I can only imagine this to work if they make the timeline for this series actually happened before the first season? SO actually he never meet his girlfriend on the first season yet.

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I also think that It will be clever to put it as a prequel. I'm still really happy to see a second season, I do believe it's going to be loads of fun * crossing fingers really tightly*. The only thing is I don't really like Seo Hyun-jin...aaaaaaah writer-nim, pd-nim. Fighting !!!! I will be watching !

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I won't damn them yet. I'll have to wait and see.

I'm going to miss the old gang. I like Lee Soo-kyung in comedic roles. Where has that girl been hiding since Let's Eat?

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What a great way to take a massive dump on all those who loved season one. Go to hell show.

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Huh.

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Aaaaaahhh.... I just really hope it's a prequel...
Still... Varashiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!! I want you back!!

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Nooooooooooooooo!
sad we wont be seeing sookyung and barassi again... But i'll still look forward to this one. They just need to make this season's plot good.

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Oh, I love your alternate character. I wonder why the write didn't think of that. D those HEA endings seriously. The only thing I can hope for is that our heroine from the first setting found love with Lawyer Kim.

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Even as a prequel, I'm not watching this. There's just too much about it that gets me angry.

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As if season 1 was not bad enough, they think we need a second helping?

How can they cancel Seasons 2-3 of the Three Musketeers that had such better ratings, and bring back this horrid thing. No way will I watch it.

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......fine, then don't watch.

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For goodness sake, just let it go already. You wrote exactly the same thing on a previous Let's Eat article. Three Musketeers are not happening because it is unprofitable to produce. Get over it.

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mte

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I'm actually fine with it...? sorry, maybe I'm just a slight realist? People break up all the time, and find new love. I can think of the Princess Diaries character for one lol

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LOL and that's why I hated the second film (plus, it was boring).
I'm a romantic. I believe in The One.
Yes, I know it's incredibly idealistic, but I still do :)

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omg, me too sam! Forever bitter with what they did to the book series. THE POTENTIAL!!! And their romance was oh-so-epic in the books *sighhhhh*

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Did they break up in the book series?! I was so afraid of that happening that I stopped after book 3. Maybe stopping at that point was a good idea.

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SPOILER FOR PRINCESS DIARIES:

The OTP remains unchanged.

They do break up, but they get back together after a few years.

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BeanieLurker, sorry for the late reply! (and oops I hope you get to read this!)

NOOOO don't stop! They do break up (mainly bc she was young and insecure etc etc) but as pogo said, they end up together and it was SUPER ROMANTIC *sighs* if you think about what they went through, it's kinda epic, much like Logan and Veronica's (minus the bloodshed).

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....but the second Princess Diaries movie was horrible. And she had zero chemistry with the guy they hired to play her second love interest.

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Yeah, but I don't watch TV for the reality. At least not romantic comedy TV.

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Well, still have to check it out to see what they will do with the story. I loved the old cast. All of them. ALL. So will miss them but hopefully, I'll love this one too.

My heart is open and ready :).

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So is mine, honestly. I didn't want this particular execution, but I love the original as well as the new cast enough to consider this.

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It's not really about the new cast, it's about ruining the Happily Ever After ending of season one. I do like new cast members, so I am clinging on a tiny bit of hope that this Gu Dae Young is not that insurance king Gu Dae Young that we know. Because if Season 2 starts of with news of his break-up with Lee Soo Kyung, I would be too bitter to root for him with a new girl.

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o.O

No Lee Do-Yeon? No Barassi? No ... anyone? No Newbie!

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While I enjoys many of the actors, I won't be watching this. Why throw out the whole first season? I mean that's essentially what this does. And while in season one I didn't actually care if they got together (I loved the show for so any other reasons), it still makes me want to throw things that they'd not keep them together after all that. Boo.

But I should be thankful to have one show I won't watch. I'm swamped with currently airing dramas and need to cut down.

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Seriously? NOOOOOOOOOO
I want the whole cast from season 1 back :(

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awww..nooo! bring back Bara-ssi & Soo Kyung eonni to the show too!!!!!

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Well, this just makes me sad.

The thing is I actually like the description for the new cast members, and would have probably watched this with a different guy in the lead role. It's actually Gu Dae-young I want them to take out at this point, as much as I love him. I know it feels essential because of his blog and his food lessons etc., but I don't see how he was any more essential than Lee Soo-kyung. So if they can't get her back, than, jeez, don't bring him back either.

Like, I just loved, in the first season, how Soo-kyung had this running theme of falling for people she was a 'fan' of and then promptly falling out of love with them. I adored the idea that her "fangirling" over a food-blogger would actually finally lead to the relationship that stuck.

This news just hurts me so. I'm likely just going to pretend the drama doesn't exist...

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Aww...no Barassi?

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I know, right?!

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Maybe Doo-joon got barrassi in the break-up? here's hoping! hahaha (I mean if we cannot get the rest of the cast could we at least get to keep the cute dog?)

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oh noooo!! I want do joon and soo kyung together. Sigh!

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So how're they 'justifying' this? By pretending it's an alternate universe of sorts? That's the only way I think it could work out because neither a sequel or prequel would make sense. If everything in this drama happened before Let's Eat, then wouldn't it be rendered pointless since eventually, Dae-young would fall for Soo-kyung anyway?

I agree with GF, I think it's best to give him a new name. Is that so difficult? Even if the character is the same, just name him different so people can watch without having the feeling that they were cheated.

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yeah if I watch it it's going to be with the idea of an alternate universe where season 1 chars just don't exist...sad, but still better than them being around and dae young just ignoring their existence, or them still to be encountered and season 2 being just filler being inconsequential, since nothing related to it was mentioned in the season 1 story. so both sequel and prequel are out unless the writers have a really clever and satisfying way to tie the stories together.

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I don't know how they are going to spin this without destroying last season's love-line or making this season's love-line moot.

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NOOOOO!!!! Why TvN, WHY?!!! D:
I've been praying that he turns it down :(
Even this being a prequel won't make me feel better.
My only hope (and this is reaching so bad) is that the second lead gets the girl. And the only time I've ever done that is with Chilbongie.
I refuse to watch it.
Ok, It's Doojoon and food so I'll probably tune in and complain at the same time :/
It'll be so sad if this romance ends up better and people prefer this couple tp the original :(

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This can't be Yoon Doo-joon. This is Yoon Doo joon in some weird parallel universe. Not him. Nuh-uh.

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Sequel is always a bad idea. No matter what, specially with dramas...

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I will still probably tune in for the food porn.

I learned so much about the Korean food in the last season I will not be able to help it.

I would dearly love to try grilled shells! Does anyone remember that episode?

There is a shabu shabu restaurant here in town that I want to try sometime but I do not expect to find grilled shells this far inland.

Is it possible that rest of the cast were reluctant to return because there was too much eating required for them to maintain their appearance?
I wondered, all thru the first season, what the diet was doing to their complexion and weight.

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It sucks that I won't get to see the other cast members from the first season, but I still want to check this out.

The story sounds good. I think I'd rather see Gu Dae-young be a friend to Seo Hyun-Jin's character instead of THE ONE by the end.

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I would have been fine with a twin who is basically the same... Why do they do this? If it's a prequel then we all know it doesn't work out in the end between them. And sequel just... Makes me sad for first season.

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Grumpy. Hurf.

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Sigh...sorry to say I'll not be tuning in unless y'all really like it. Yes, I need to tell me that the water is fine before putting a toe in. I need to keep season 1 intact in my mind and not ruined by what season 2 may bring. I know..irrational. C'est la vie!

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If this isn't a prequel I s2g...

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Just like the Sliding Doors by Gwnynith Paltrow and John Hannah( my favorite Brit actor), Let's Eat series can have two or more parallel universe revolving Gu Dae-young and foods. Let the viewers decide which series/couple they prefer!?

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Oh, Sliding Doors! I really liked that, way back when. I should do a rewatch.

When all else fails, I have to play the this-is-a-parallel-universe game, too. It's funny how stubborn our minds can be, yet we continually lap up all of Dramaland's craziness and suspend our disbelief for the zillionth time. The only way I could get my brain to accept Jung Il-woo playing a high-schooler in FBRS was to tell myself that his childhood illness had caused him to miss a few years of school. That trick worked for me, so hopefully I can successfully trick myself into accepting the new cast for Let's Eat 2. No Barassi makes it a lot more challenging though.

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I loved that movie! It, like Let's Eat, was such a surprise to me...I went into it with low expectations and ended up loving it.

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Lol I watched for the food, I don't even remember the plot. I just hope for more food porn.

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What does tvN call this? A sequel? A prequel? Because only saying that this is a season 2 won't work. People will have to find out WHEN this is happening.

I finished season 1 not only because of Daeyoung and the delicious food-o-mercial, but also because of the whole cast, down to the supporting ones. They created a mind-blowing dynamic, chemistry that I'll always always remember.

I still don't know why they are ruining that even though the cast was what made Let's Eat loved. And how can Daeyoung go on without Sookyung.. I just don't understand.

Is it possibly because none of the cast beside Doojoon wants to come back? Is it for rating? Or they just purely want to try something new? Clues, tvN, I need clues.

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Let me make a haiku about this:
no no no no no
no no no no no no no
no no no no no
WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY LIKE WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA??
tbh i'd prefer no sequel at all to a sequel that ruined the first seasons.
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by the way, Yoon Do Joon's group, Beast, has a song called' Say No'. It got a nice rhythm when they sing' No, No, No.' it is catchy.

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I'm still gonna watch it, I guess. Because Let's Eat is all about the food porn, so give me the food! He he he I can't care less about the characters :D

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Will this even be worth watching without Barassi??? I don't know ?

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*rage quit*

WHY WITHOUT HIS GIRLFRIEND?!?!!?

The relationship build ups were the best parts of season 1 and now they're taking that away from us... can I hate you at least once TvN??

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To be honest, I'm only looking forward to Gu Dae Young and CHAN SOOOO CHAN SOO!!!!! :D that's it....

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Dammit show! You made me gain a pound for each week that I watched, and now you do this to me??? Ok, so I might watch you for Doo Joon, and the food, but you'd better be good; otherwise, I'm outta there. Seriously though, it bugs me that the TV/film industry treats women actors like they are dispensable commodities, but the men are eternal gods. (Ok, there ARE a few eternal gods, but we know who they are.) And they are NOT Doo Joon. So no Lee Soo Kyung? Boooooooo.

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How about making this as a prequel instead? Please please please!!
I don't care if it's ridiculous too! But I don't want to burst my bubble where Daeyoung and Sookyung being cute and all lovey dovey.
*sigh*

I will still watch this for Doojoon. But it better be worth it!

*another sigh*

I want Sookyung & Bara ssi..

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argh! why can't they cast Lee Soo-kyung and her lovely log and that they moved to a new neighborhood or something.

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Why you gotta do me like that, show?!? I was looking forward to season 2, but now the anticipation has dimmed. But let's be real, I'm still gonna watch.

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Sigh.. Agree, at least make Doo Joon play Goo Dae Young twin brother or someone similiar in paralel universe or anything, I don't care..

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So I'm currently watching the first Let's eat and love Lee Soo Kyung in it, so there's no way in i'm watching this. UGH, they took a perfect show and ruined it!

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