The first season in Thailand, Hong Seokcheon took on the main chef and attempted to sell potatoes in the country, but it was not as good as expected. First of all, I did not pay attention to watching points. In Thailand, there was no special spot called “Pata Tai Sekigi” which was a national food, and of course, he noticed Thai restaurants in Korea and cooked well, but Hong Seok Chun, whose presence as a chef was not bigger than his thought, also made his first season difficult. The highest audience rating of 1.8% (Nielsen Korea) failed to exceed the 2% rating.
However, Season 2, which moved the place to China and replaced it with Chelsea, became a hot topic with a maximum audience rating of 5.3% (Nielsen Korea). It was the planning point of ‘selling myeon-myeon-myeon’ in China, but it was the appearance of Lee Yoon-bok, the chef, who gave me more weight than that. It was not surprising that the Chinese liked to eat and drink well. However, the face of the chef Lee Yeon-bok, who is the key to the taste of the freshness of daily life, has played a role in favor of viewers. It is also the most important thing in the observation camera type program.
Season 2’s great success of the season 3 was met with a “local food” before the beginning of the crisis began to hit the end. Also, the controversy about the rejection of ‘Korean people’ that had been broadcast before the broadcasting had a bad influence on the program even if it originated from a misunderstanding. Besides, the foreign food that was poured too much gave the viewers fatigue.
Of course, my favorite japanese noodles, buns, chanpoons, and fried rice were also interesting planning points for Americans, and they were warmly welcomed to see such cultures as they do not hesitate to meet and wait for food to come out. It was also good to see the trucks eating and drinking food and having a kind of ‘peer ritual’ where food trucks were gathering. However, the process of ordering, making, and eating food almost repeatedly will lose its inspiration at first glance.
After all, it is hard to say that the point of foreign food is the strength of season 3. Nevertheless, there was not a warm-hearted point of interest in the program. That is the kindness of a person who is a dependable person. I am very good at singing and occasionally laughing in an improvised program, but in this program, the manners that seem to be a part of the body that is dedicated to the ‘guest service’ catch the attention of viewers.
Korean food kindly explains to Americans who are unfamiliar, and tells you how to eat, and takes care of you to take care of anything you need. Whenever a customer smiles brightly and delivers a late meal, he tells him “I am sorry to have kept you waiting”. Even if you meet for the first time, it is as if you just like talking to your friends about the affinity of Americans who speak without hesitation.
Also, in the observation camera, the power of the character is much stronger. Season 3 of the <Where to Eat> will be the point of watching foreigners looking for ‘Vox Food’. It is the Americans who tell stories about the story or the things that happen to come alone and come together with other guests who happen to be alone; However, instead of such trivial and characteristic stories, “foreign food”, which focuses on whether food was simply delicious, is now becoming less interesting than it should be.
So, the presence of people who communicate with these local people is more prominent. Eric, who was the main chef Lee Yeon-bok, who laughed at the previous season and Hye Kyung-hwan who was a chef of Samseok-3, is relatively invisible because he is not as close to the point of communication. If Lee was interested in the previous season, this season is also why Zen is so prominent.