Food manhwa God of Noodles greenlighted as KBS spring drama
There’s nothing inherently funny about a food-related drama about making noodles, except that it’s titled God of Noodles (or Noodle God?) and those are just two words that sound funny when you put them together.
It’s a manhwa adaptation and the series has already secured a time on KBS’s spring schedule: It’ll be a Wednesday-Thursday drama that follows the big Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-gyo doctors-working-abroad drama Descended From the Sun. If nothing else, I’m glad to have confirmation that Descended From the Sun is still on schedule, because it had been announced so early and pushed back a couple times (because it’s going to be 100 percent pre-produced) that I wasn’t entirely sure we could count on it to make the spring lineup. (It’s currently on track for a February premiere.)
God of Noodles comes from manhwa artist/creator Park In-kwon, a prolific artist who’s already made the leap to television successfully in the past with adapted dramas War of Money, Daemul, and Yawang. My initial thought was that God of Noodles sounds a lot lighter than those dramas were, but the description says that the hero is a man who undergoes “harsh training” to hone his “God-given noodle-making talents” for the sake of revenge. It doesn’t tell us what prompts it, but he takes up the revenge in his teacher’s stead, so I’m assuming his teacher suffers some big betrayal.
I know, I know, it sounds silly when you write it out like that, but I can kind of imagine the tone based on those previous dramas, which weren’t at all slapstick or jokesy. Okay, I’m still having a little trouble treating noodle-crafting with heightened drama and importance, but hey, it’s not like I haven’t heard of weirder premises.
God of Noodles will premiere in April on KBS.
Via Joy News