First Impression: Three Meals a Day (Fishing Village, s3)

While Chajumma and gang give off the vibe of a happy family out on a farmland/ fishing vacay, Seo-jinnie and crew present the opposite. Whether it is due to editing, or reality, or a mixture of both, Seo-jinnie’s Three (Fishing) seem more like a reluctant construction firm’s boss overseeing his engineer/ foreman (Eric) and the clueless blue collared worker, Kyun-sang, in some hard labour.

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Can’t be helped if all we see of Seo-jinnie is him sitting around and if not (over) looking the 2 boys in amusement or whining about something (like having no fridge, no built stove, etc) to Na PD. Surprisingly, despite Eric’s heodang image on his Running Man‘s appearances, he is very handy in Three (Fishing). Not only is he an experienced fisherman (his technical lingo over the various baits and rods totally lost me…and the other 2 guys), he is also a clever chef(Chajumma has competition!) who resorts to ingenious ways to cook without getting his hands dirty or ending up with too many pots/pans to wash. (me likey) But oh dear, his luck with fishing and his knowledge of his hobby are digs on Papa Yoo, who is not only clueless but also luckless. (poor thing)

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Only drawback to clever Eric is his need to ponder over everything…which translates to a severe reduction in efficiency. Basically, he takes a loooong time to DO anything (like cooking — the cast ate lunch at 3pm and dinner at 11pm), cos he spends too long considering all the angles to…(no idea what). Strong, silent hunk indeed.

I pity Kyun-sang though. Caught between grumpy Seo-jinnie and task master Eric, he basically has to do everything. But Na PD has chosen the correct maknae for the job. Kyun-sang is your dream slave — he is positive and enthusiastic over everything. Even getting soot in his eyes from fanning the fire in the DIY stove.

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To celebrate the return of Seo-jinnie and also the introduction of the new members, Na PD prepared gifts. Gifts that befit each guy based on their “rank” in Three (Fishing). Seo-jinnie (aka the Boss), gets a fast boat, named…Seo-jinnie ho (in English, juz “Seo-jinnie”). Eric gets a tractor that runs at top speed of 15kmh (lol) named fondly as Erica(r) (Eric-car), and Kyun-sang gets a multipurpose tool suitable for his role as an odd job labourer — a pail (which is also named after him). (die of laughter)

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The highlight though, is Kyun-sang’s 2 kitties (seem like it’s the “in thing” now to bring own pets to Three). Both are Maine Coons, the grey (older) one is named Kong (cos Kyun-sang says her beauty makes his heart thump — i.e. goes “kong-kong”), and the younger brown one is named Mong (for his short legs). Kong gets favoured by Seo-jinnie (the can’t-be-bothered-about-animals guy) cos she is a cute scaredy cat. Maybe Kong brings out the protective alpha male thing in Seo-jinnie. Mong though, heck cares about the change of surroundings. In fact, he is so glad to be out and about exploring that it takes Kyun-sang plenty effort to find him.

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But oh man, both are so cute…. (purr)

2 comments

  1. Nice review. Agree with everything you said😄. I surprise of Eric’s cooking ability. Despite his loooong…. thinking time, his creativities and how he handle the clueless maknae is great. I saw him very observing person lol. I hope he get familiar with the new cooking stuff and all fast because the guys would have dinner at the next morning. If he can handle his works fast, he can be the most perfect cast ever in Three Meals and win over Chajumma. I love Kyun Sang more because of this show. He is sooooo adorable. So cute and how he always arrounds Eric for helping him was a warm to see. The maknae is best slave ever lol. I can see how Seo Jin start to willingly helping them. I think he seems more considerate in this season lol. Love seeing his interaction with that cute cat.

  2. Eric is unexpectedly very cool guy. Such a handsome yet very skilful. I don’t mind with his long time for cooking at 1st episode because he seems very confuse with cooking stuff and need to search here and there but we see how important his role in this episode just like Kyun Sang said if there is no Eric, they don’t know what they should do.

    Kyun Sang also unexpectedly very cute. he is totally different with his images from dramas. I want to hug him so badly when he seems so lost and looking sad if he has nothing to do lol. good he has Eric that willingly to give him works (haha) and also teach him some tasks.

    Lee Seo Jin, I like him because of this show actually. he just very honest and though he’s such a grumpy guy, but he always do it anyway. I don’t think it will be interesting if he’s as cool as his image in dramas lo. I love how he helps the brothers if they already stuck. And the way he washed the dishes, just like it’s a gold lol.

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