Late last month on August 30 to be exact, the Total Variety Network (tvN) aired its finale for its summertime K-drama, Let’s Fight Ghost. Starring Taecyeon of 2PM, Kim So Hyun, and Kwon Yul, the K-drama utilizes ghosts and spirit mediums as an integral part of its plot. To be frank, Let’s Fight Ghost, also known as Hey Ghost, Let’s Fight, was probably made to follow up on the success of tvN’s other K-drama that utilized ghosts and spirit mediums in its plot, last year’s Oh My Ghostess. Ultimately, Let’s Fight Ghost did not surpass Oh My Ghostess.
Nevertheless, Let’s Fight Ghost did well on its own and its success might be a valid reason for tvN to produce another ghost and spirit medium K-drama in 2017. As for its finale, it did finish with a lot of heart, but also had some recognizable cameos. With that in mind, did tvN in the finale for Let’s Fight Ghost tease a possible third season of Let’s Eat?
Before continuing, it must be some light spoilers for the finale of Let’s Fight Ghost, given the fact the possible teaser for a third season of Let’s Eat happens on it. Ergo, all readers at this point have been warned! [WARNING: Light Spoilers Ahead!] Anyways, in the finale of Let’s Fight Ghost, there is a scene when Kim Hyun Ji (played by Kim So Hyun) is about to eat lunch in the college’s cafeteria. Given it is the new academic year, many student representatives of college clubs are scouting out freshmen students to enroll.
Suddenly, Yoon Doo Joon — better known as Doojoon, a K-pop idol in Cube Entertainment boy group Beast (B2sT) — appears and sits next to Kim Hyun Ji after Hyun Ji makes a candid remark about kimchi jjigae (kimchi stew). Doojoon then goes into “food explanation mode” in which he details kimchi jjigae to Hyun Ji, this verifying he is reprising his role as Goo Dae Young.
After explaining kimchi jjigae, Goo Dae Young goes in for the kill and tries to recruit Kim Hyun Ji to join his college club which by happenstance is known as “Let’s Eat.” Unfortunately for him, Choi Cheon Sang (played by Kang Ki Young) — the president of “Sundae Soup” — appears and tells off his “junior” for trying to recruit new students in a “sacred place” where recruitment does not happen, the cafeteria.
For many tvN fans, that one particular cameo moment was nostalgic. Yet, did such a moment signify that tvN might be teasing a third season of Let’s Eat, which will be more commonly known as Let’s Eat 3? Seriously, there is no concrete yes or no answer. But a Let’s Eat 3 is far more plausible to happen over a Descendants of the Sun Season 2 though.
For those who do not know how dramas in the Korean television industry traditionally work, they are usually a “one-and done” deal. This means most K-dramas are made to last only one season from start to finish. Ergo, sequels are extremely rare and usually go the direction of a spinoff, utilizing a new cast and taking a new direction entirely. Princess Hours did it with Prince Hours, and Reply 1997 did it with Reply 1994 and Reply 1988.
Let’s Eat 2 was a direct sequel to Let’s Eat in which Doojoon reprises his role as Goo Dae Young. The fact it is a direct sequel and an actor reprises a main role from the initial K-drama already makes it unique. Going back to Doojoon’s cameo, it should be noted that Kwon Yul, the third main cast member who plays the villain Joo Hye Sung of Let’s Fight Ghost, also played the third main cast character in Let’s Eat. Even Seo Hyun Jin, the actress who plays Oh Hae Young (soil) in Another Oh Hae Young, made a cameo appearance too. She also plays Baek Soo Ji, the main female lead in Let’s Eat 2 also. It cannot be a coincidence the three main cast members of Let’s Eat 2 appear together in the finale of Let’s Fight Ghost.
For now, all K-drama fans can do is accept that Doojoon and Seo Hyun Jin’s cameo appearances in Let’s Fight Ghost is nothing more than just a cameo. If there are any signs of a Let’s Eat 3 ever happening, it would probably show in the currently airing tvN K-drama, Let’s Drink, given it does have the same “feeling” as Let’s Eat and Let’s Eat 2.
Let’s Fight Ghost can be seen in its entirety for free, without ads, on DramaFever. As for Let’s Drink, which is also known as Drinking Solo, it airs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 11 p.m. KST on tvN. For those who do not have access to tvN, it can be viewed for free, with ads, on DramaFever pending region. All new episodes, starting with the third episode, are exclusive to only premium members for one week.
[Featured Image by Total Variety Network (tvN)]