Premiere Watch: Let’s Eat 3
Let’s Eat 3: Begins
Time slot: Monday & Tuesday
Genre: Slice-of-life, romantic comedy
Episode count: 16
Reasons to watch: Woohoo, our favorite dramaland foodie is back with new treats, a new story, and a new girl—hey, it wouldn’t be Gu Dae-young (Yoon Doo-joon) if he didn’t fall in love every time he moved house, right? It’s my biggest gripe about the franchise, since I get invested in the romance every season and end up mad at him at the start of the next one when he’s moved on. But they won me over with Season 2, and my hopes are high that they’ll manage to do it again this time around.
At least this love interest is technically old-new? Baek Jin-hee co-stars as his college sweetheart who inspired him to become the food-obsessed person he is today, and they’ll reunite twelve years later when Dae-young is going through a career slump and in desperate need of a recharge. She’ll kickstart memories of a twenty-year-old Dae-young bumbling through life and discovering his love of food—through her—and we’ll get to see his goofy friends and their childish antics, which already sounds like the best parts of Let’s Eat and Drinking Solo combined. I’m eager to see how the PD-writer team will close out Dae-young’s story five years after it first began, and crossing all fingers and toes for a satisfying conclusion. Well, presuming that they don’t follow it up next year with Let’s Eat 4: There’s Always Room for Dessert. You know they will.