POV DISCUSSION: Let’s Eat Episode 8


Episode 8 toned down a little on the ‘food commercial portion’, but they still included food obviously, just without the lecture. I liked this episode, actually I liked almost all the episodes. However, the drama is slated for 16 episodes, and we’re already half-way through, but there isn’t much development of romantic feelings, or the mystery plot.

Of course, I don’t expect a tear-breaking, makjang romance of feelings being exchanged because the drama is sort of a very breezy & relax and just fun to watch. Easy on the eyes. However, I do want some cute romantic exchanges, because I want something more, instead of the usual fun I’ve had for weeks.


Sookyung wakes up late, and she rushes out without changing out of her clothes (She didn’t shower. Ew. Hah.). Daeyoung is at the laundry shop, and he picks up a phone call ask the caller if her husband is bothering her lately. The laundry shop owner listens to the conversation and scold Daeyoung for flirting with a married women. Daeyoung explains that it’s his mother, and he calls her by her name because everyone calls his mom, as ‘Daeyoung’s Mom’, so he should at least call her name. Hahaha.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h08m53s13vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h08m49s220Sookyung can’t get a cab, and Daeyoung stops by. Sookyung pretends that she remembers nothing from the night before and Daeyoung casually calls her name and explains that she allowed it the night before. Sookyung disagrees, saying that she only apologised. Bubble burst. Hah. Daeyoung offers a ride.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h09m20s18vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h09m17s251Daeyoung stops the car, and asks for a favour and Sookyung gets a little nervous as Daeyoung got closer to her.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h09m30s127vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h09m47s41vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h09m57s132vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h10m10s8He just wants her to help him put on a patch.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h10m27s179vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h10m35s4vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h10m39s45Lawyer Kim is walking happily with his coffee, until he saw Sookyung coming out of Daeyoung’s car with the same outfit as the night before.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h10m58s232Sookyung enters the office, and Lawyer Oh comments that she was wearing the same outfit and if she…..didn’t have enough clothes. Lol. Sookyung explains that she have enough clothes, and she didn’t bother changing as she didn’t want to get lectured for being late again. Lawyer Kim walks in and starts ranting at Sookyung.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h11m25s245vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h11m38s123Sookyung took out her chocolate bar to vent her anger, and Lawyer Kim steps out and confiscate all her chocolates.

Jin Yi and Daeyoung met in front of their doors, and Jin Yi gives Daeyoung her packet of milk, because she hasn’t been drinking them lately. Daeyoung offers to cook for her so that she could make use of the milk she doesn’t drink.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h11m56s48vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h11m58s67vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h12m01s94vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h11m59s75vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h12m04s131vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h12m07s159vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h12m11s192vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h12m22s54Jin Yi putting on an apron for Daeyoung.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h14m12s125He made ramen-spaghetti. (Basically, it’s ingredients, fried with butter, add milk, cheese, ramen and the ramen powder.)

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h14m29s41vlcsnap-2014-01-22-09h14m37s115Lee Sang Woo made an cameo appearance as his character in One Warm Word (which I totally find hilarious since I’m watching both dramas). He says that his cheating wife had asked for a divorce and discusses the situation with Lawyer Kim.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h34m08s213vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h34m15s29vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h34m16s37vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h34m23s109After the session, Lawyer Kim comments on his situation and asked for Sookyung’s opinion about the situation. Sookyung is taken aback.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h34m26s136vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h34m31s193vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h34m30s180vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h34m37s253vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h34m53s156Lawyer Kim says that she had experience since she married and got divorce, and now that she’s alone she could just meet any random guy and drink all night with them. Sookyung is offended by his words.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h35m09s56vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h35m27s238vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h35m31s15vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h35m44s147Lawyer Kim goes back to his office. Kyu Shik comments that his words are harsher today and tells Sookyung to calm down. Sookyung takes out all her resignation letters which she wrote and gave it to Lawyer Kim, saying that she wants to quit. As she hands out the letters, she states all the labour laws that he didn’t follow. Lol. She walks out of the office.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h36m00s57vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h36m16s219vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h36m21s4vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h36m14s195Sookyung hands over her manual to Kyu Shik so that the person taking over knows what to do. Kyu Shik is surprised and asked Lawyer Kim if Sookyung is really quitting. Lawyer Kim is surprised too that Sookyung is really quitting.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h36m31s106vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h36m33s128vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h36m48s24vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h36m53s75vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h36m45s247Lawyer Kim opens up the letters and read them, trying to remember what he did which made her wrote those letters.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h37m18s70vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h37m39s17Sookyung cries on the bus on her way home. Sookyung Mom’s arrives at her apartment, and Jin Yi offers help not knowing it’s Sookyung’s mom and she addresses her as ‘grandmother’, which pisses Sookyung’s mom off. Hah. Jin Yi comments that the lady’s reaction is similar to someone she knows.

Sookyung receives a call from her mother, asking for her door code, and Sookyung rants at her mother for coming down without warning. She tells her mother the code, and decides to go eat by herself to pass time. She goes to a ramen shop which the Siksa Blog recommended for one person. vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h54m54s127vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h54m56s155vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h54m59s177vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h55m03s217vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h55m08s19vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h55m34s21vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h55m20s132vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h55m31s240vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h56m03s47vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h55m51s192

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h56m18s202vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h56m21s228vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h56m24s8vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h56m29s53vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h56m31s74While eating, she receives another call from her mom, and after the call, Daeyoung calls out her name. Both of them were there to eat. Daeyoung learns that she has quit her job.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h56m37s135vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h56m40s168(I was focusing more on this than what they were saying. Ohhh~ yummy~)vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h56m50s15vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h57m01s120vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h57m02s128vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h57m05s157They move on to a cafe. He asks if she have any plans since she wrote all those letters, she must had one plan at least. Sookyung answers that she wrote those letters to vent her anger, not really to resign.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h57m37s219vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h57m39s241vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h57m41s11vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h57m45s47vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h57m48s78On the way out, he wipes the stain on her lips. 

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-10h58m01s213vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h09m29s179vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h09m46s89Daeyoung decides to bring her to a one-person karaoke place and pays for her, telling her that it’s good to relieve stress.

Kyu Shik takes over Sookyung duties, and Lawyer Oh comments that he could do everything by himself. Kyu Shik comments that Sookyung basically did nothing much, and then came in Lawyer Kim who starts ranting at Kyu Shik the way he does to Sookyung about every little thing. Kyu Shik takes back his words and says that Sookyung did the most work – to take all of that frustration.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h09m59s223vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h10m30s14vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h10m33s53Sookyung receives a call from Lawyer Oh at the karaoke room, and thinks that she was going to convince her back to work. She is sad however, when Lawyer Oh doesn’t seem to care and just asking about her stuff in the office.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h11m00s59vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h11m05s115She walks home feeling moody, and looks at working adults coming out from a company.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h11m30s102Sookyung could smell her mother’s food from the door and is excited.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h11m59s143vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h12m06s206vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h12m10s247vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h12m15s45vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h12m20s91vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h12m23s127vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h12m31s200vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h12m39s24vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h12m49s131vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h13m05s35vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h13m10s82vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h13m16s146vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h13m19s173vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h13m27s253vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h13m31s35vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h13m33s52vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h13m38s104vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h14m00s68vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h14m29s106vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h14m50s62Are you hungry yet?

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h19m55s36vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h20m09s177Kyu Shik gets home, and tells Kyung Mi that he is in a depressed mood because Sookyung quit her job. Kyung Mi tries calling Sookyung, but Kyu Shik tells her that there’s no point since Sookyung didn’t pick up his calls the whole day. Kyu Shik drinks, while commenting that everyone, all salary men wish to hand in their resignation letters but they can’t when they think of their family and responsibilities. He mentions that he is jealous of Sookyung who is living on her own and could resign just like that.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h20m36s194vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h20m42s250vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h21m09s11Kyung Mi watches him, and he notices. He quickly tries to change the mood and says that he is just joking and he’s not saying that he wants to resign. Instead of scolding him, Kyung Mi pours him a drink and says that she knows it is difficult for him to, and she understands but she can’t say the empty words of ‘Just quit’, because their family depends on him.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h21m18s98vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h21m20s114Kyung Mi asks Kyu Shik is she should take over Sookyung’s job and be his office wife. Kyu Shik lies that Lawyer Kim doesn’t want to hire girls anymore. Lol.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h21m35s8After the meal, Sookyung’s mom tells her to fill in the match-making form and explains that she went to a fortune teller and that Sookyung has luck in marriage this year. Sookyung rants that those match-making places will only grade people and match people of the same standard. She rips the paper.

vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h22m04s45vlcsnap-2014-01-22-11h22m31s62We cut off to a scene where Daeyoung sang in the karaoke room – BEAST’s song, Fiction. And he was singing about his lost $100,000.


I love this drama – there are lots of nice-looking food which never fails to make me hungry, and there are a lot of realistic points in them, but incorporated in a very smooth way, which makes this drama a very easy watch. I do however realize that we’re halfway through, and there isn’t much development plot-wise.

In this episode itself, I liked how Sookyung was expecting the people at work to call her back, but was disappointed when Lawyer Oh had no such thoughts. It reflects society, that though we are upset at our colleagues leaving, we don’t really force them to come back, and we don’t really bother much unless that colleague is a close friend of course. And the person resigning always feel like the company should feel sad that they are leaving, but we realize that without us, the company goes on fine.

I also liked the sweet exchange of Kyu Shik and Kyung Mi about the desire to resign, but holding on because of responsibilities.

Putting all of that aside, I really don’t quite understand what this drama genre is  – comedy? romance? sitcom? It’s not entirely a comedy, I don’t feel any romance yet, and it feels like a sitcom – but it’s not that funny to be called a sitcom. Hmmmm. I appreciate the food, the characters, the cute and funny moments, but I would appreciate more if the story plot progresses a little instead of just episodes of the characters interactions.

Those interactions are good – they really are, but having characters interacting, without an actual plot is kind of weird – because this is a drama after all. And I hope that Lawyer Kim stops being an ass in front of Sookyung just because he is jealous. Hahaha.

Alright, that’s about it for this episode, and next week preview looks like the assault guy is back and he is hanging around Sookyung’s flat~

One thought on “POV DISCUSSION: Let’s Eat Episode 8

  1. Thank you for the recap!
    Poor Lawyer Kim and his wittle messed up heart!

    Dae-young is more then a smiling, cheerful salesman. I found his final expression, while singing away his stress, to be disturbing.

    Jen-yi is unstoppably cute, even when trying to put the moves on Dae -young with the apron.

    The married couple I find to be interesting, albeit a bit gross, and well acted.

    Since we only get one episode a week it would be nice to get plot progression…like you said.

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