Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Let's Eat 2 - The Battle of the Seasons
Let's all admit that it is impossible to judge this drama on its own. I am constantly comparing everything from the food scenes, the leading ladies, and the extra characters to the first drama. So I am not even going to pretend I am not. That is why we are going to have a face off recap. Which of the dramas does various categories better? So let's jump in and see which version floats to the top of the kdrama soup bowl.
The Extended Cast (WINNER- Season 1)
Both dramas rely heavily on an ensemble character driven plot. Quirky characters abound and everyone really seems to love food (not to mention have money to eat out constantly). So which one wins when it comes to entertaining quirky characters?
The Bromance (WINNER-Season 2)
Season 1 was a bit slow on the bromance level. It eventually showed up when Goo Dae Young decided to help Lawyer Kim with his relationship problems. We had that really cute memorable scene in the coffee shop between the two, but the bromance soon came to an end when they became competitors for the same woman.
The Mystery (WINNER- Season 1)
While season 2 has had some creepy moments here and there, nothing compares to the fear I had when they had the hand sneak out from under the bed in season 1. Now that was truly creepy.
The Food (WINNER - Season 1)
With the exception of an especially yummy Indian food scene in ep 4, season 2 has been greatly lacking in food porn. Sure they still have food and tons of eating, but the magic just isn't there. I usually am waiting for the food scenes to get over so we can get back to the story. Sorry, season 2, you lost this one.
The Leading Lady (WINNER - Season 2)
Sooooooo.... I might be a tiny bit biased when it comes to this category since Seo Hyun Jin is one of my favorite leading ladies. It is impossible not to be entertained by Hyun Jin and she does obsessive likable quirky to a tee.
Goo Dae Young (WINNER SEASON 2)
You might be asking how the same character can be better in one season over the other? I am mostly basing this on the depth we see in his personality. In season 1 he was this magnetic quirky guy next door. We almost always saw Dae Young in a positive light, despite his messy apartment, and somewhat mysterious background. Even when he was turning into the romantic lead, we just saw the shiny outline of his personality.
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