Let’s Eat spinoff about drinking in the works at tvN
A Let’s Eat spinoff about booze? Does this seem like a dangerous idea to anyone else? I mean, I like my likker, but I also like my liver. Anyone who’s caught an episode of tvN’s foodie drama franchise Let’s Eat knows what I mean — the show is famous for these torturous scenes where they tempt you with mouth-watering food-porn at every turn, making it impossible to watch the show without grabbing something to eat just to keep from dying of envy-hunger. If they do for liquor what they’ve done for food, we’ll all be in the hospital by Episode 10.
The quirky drama series about food and neighbors and single life began on tvN in 2013, and the network followed it up with a second season that had a successful run this past year. Let’s Eat 2 was mostly a spinoff — series star Yoon Doo-joon was the only cast member who continued on as his fast-talking food-obsessed insurance salesman and food blogger character, a self-proclaimed food expert who likes to pontificate as much as he likes to eat.
Producers have reportedly been working on a drinking version of Let’s Eat (which, c’mon, has to be called Let’s Drink) for a long while, and are now developing it for tvN’s drama slate next year. Director Choi Gyu-shik, who worked on Let’s Eat 2, is at the helm. There’s actually a little cable drama about drinking called Cheers to Me that’s airing right now on O’live and UMAX, and it seems to have a similar theme, but I expect that the Let’s Eat version will use more of the franchise’s trademarks like the in-your-face food sequences.
Perhaps Yoon Doo-joon will break up with yet another drama girlfriend (that’d be Seo Hyun-jin, in Season 2) and become a drunkard because of a broken heart. They already do a lot of drinking on Let’s Eat, but it might require some heartbreak to fuel Let’s Drink levels of consumption. I don’t actually know that watching people drink onscreen has quite the same pull as food, honestly, but I guess I’ll stock my fridge with soju. Yunno, just in case.
Let’s Drink (and Drink and Drink and Drink) is being planned for a 2016 broadcast.
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