‘3 Meals A Day’ viewers would have all imagined at least once, the image of Lee Seo Jin crossing the seas to an island. Or the idea of the Jeongsun family and the Fishing Village family swopping places. PD Na Young Suk has turned those images into reality with Season 3 of tvN’s ‘3 Meals A Day – Fishing Village edition’.
It’s already a fresh idea to have Lee Seo Jin start life in a fishing village, but the new cast members are also catching attention – in particular Shinhwa’s Eric, who has never appeared on a variety show without his fellow group members, and is now making his solo variety debut as a regular cast member. While he has previously appeared on jTBC’s ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’, when he appears on programmes without the other members, he becomes taciturn. Yet it is Lee Seo Jin – his co-star in the 2004 drama ‘Bulsae (Phoenix)’ – who was the key in making him decide to join 3MAD.
In an interview with OSEN, Na PD shared the story behind Eric’s casting. “Eric hasn’t done a variety show on his own before. He’s very shy around strangers, and variety isn’t his cup of tea. He said he hasn’t done anything like this before. I thought, Eric has been known to be a fishing enthusiast, and it’ll be good to have him appear on Season 3 of the fishing village edition. But when I told him that his partner would be Lee Seo Jin, he said “I like Seojinnie-hyung and he’s someone I get along with, I think I’ll be able to do it.” ”
The news of Eric joining the show was a surprise to many. And it brings to mind fisherman Yoo Hae Jin who undertook the responsibility of providing food supplies. And Lee Seo Jin – who developed a certain level of cooking ability in Jeongsun – taking the role of ‘Chajumma’ Cha Seung Won. But Na PD has quite a different idea. As expected, he doesn’t have an ounce of faith in Lee Seo Jin, and thinks that he would stick with his usual ways.
When asked whether it would be a case where Lee Seo Jin taking care of cooking and Eric doing the fishing, Na PD said no. “The case would be Eric doing everything. Lee Seo Jin would be ordering people around. Eric has been living on his own for a long time so it seems like he cooks quite well. He said he usually cooks for himself at home too. In the end, whether it’s cooking or fishing, Eric will have to do a lot. Lee Seo Jin would just pilot the boat”, Na PD quipped.
So the story will be spiced up with a different cast, a different place, and a change of domain. When familiarity sets in, Na PD sets the wheels of change in motion, and we look forward to see what kind of fun Season 3 will bring with new characters and a new location.
The first episode will be aired on 14 October.
Source: OSEN via Naver