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Premiere Diary for Link: Eat, Love, Die

 Premiere Diary for Link: Eat, Love, Die


Hello, dear MDL readers! 

June is around the corner and I plan to take you all on a rollercoaster of emotions, including curiosity, fear, comedy, attachment, and love.

Waiting for more interesting information? Then come along to discover more.


Fair Warning: This article contains minor spoilers about the story, 

 cast, or any other information known to the public. 

Notice: Can be easily read in both light and dark mode!

 Be careful, this article can cause diabetes and toothaches, because it’s incredibly sweet! 


Airs On: Monday & Tuesday | Country: South Korea | Duration: 1 hr. 10 min. 

Premieres on June 6th at 22:30 PM on TvN and streaming on Disney+ and TVING

Scripted by Kwon Ki Young of Suspicious Partner (2017) a much loved 

romantic comedy blockbuster!


Note: Loosely inspired by my previous news article.

Kim Tae Ri won a golden trophy at  the (58th) Baeksang Arts Awards as Best Actress, for her role as Na Hee Do! So utterly happy for her! <3   (Source Twitter)


 






Credit for these graphic images goes to:

From drama: My Liberation Notes (2022) (First GiF images source: seawherethesunsets on Tumblr)

From drama  Doom at Your Service (2021) (Second  GiF images source: surii on Tumblr)  

From drama: Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022) (Third  GiF images source: mostlyfate on Tumblr)

From drama: Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha  (2021) (Fourth GiF images source: ingukk on Tumblr)


Before we start, here are some refreshing summer drinks for everyone: 

cold strawberry lemonades!


 (These pictures were found on Google)



About 20 years ago, Eun Kye Hoon’s twin sister went missing. He is now an adult and works as a chef. Eun Kye-Hoon decides to open a restaurant where his twin sister disappeared. Through a strange and entangled situation, one day, he suddenly shares No Da-Hyun’s emotions like joy, sorrow, and pain. Meanwhile, No Da-Hyun is a woman without any any luck in her life. She has some really nasty bad luck with men.   (Source: Asianwiki, MyDramaList)



Talking and understanding each other through

 the smallest and most delicate gestures!

(Poster source: Namuwiki and more information from Soompi)


“The moment his and her emotions were linked.” 

Everything seems in place, ready to spill out the most intense sour, 

sweet and spicy flavors in the audience’s hearts! 

(Poster source: Namuwiki and more information with quote from Soompi)


Gear up and prepare yourselves, ’cause this romance will conquer 

your soul with the most heart throbbing and suspenseful moments, like never before!

(Poster source: Namuwiki and more information from Soompi)


Simply sit down and enjoy this scrumptious meal, with joy!

(Poster source: Soompi)



Meet Yeo Jin Goo as Eun Gye Hoon 

Eun Gye Hoon, is a Michelin-starred chef who is flawless with his distinguished cooking skills and handsome face. Always expressing his opinions clearly, Eun Gye Hoon maintains an attitude of indifference to everything, so he often hears that he is like an emotionless robot. since he strongly believes that personal feelings should not be allowed in the kitchen. Out of the blue, one day he begins to cry alone, but also suddenly bursting into laughter and applause, surprising his co-workers. Due to this, Eun Gye Hoon has earned the nickname of “Teary chef,” but no one knows the reason why this link phenomenon occurs again for the first time after 18 years.” (Photos from series and information source: Soompi)

 (2nd picture source: pxhere)

Details on how this actor prepared for his role, are found in the next paragraph:


The reason why he chose this particular story was revealed by Yeo Jin Goo, himself “The atmosphere made up of the strengths of various genres, such as romantic comedy, mystery, cooking, and drama, was attractive, and I decided to star in ‘Link’ because of the specialty and novelty of the character Eun Gye Hoon.” 

Mentioning he encountered some obstacles while portraying this character, he continued to explain, saying, “I thought it was hard to approach this character’s special nature where he’s able to feel other people’s emotions, but at the same time, I was interested in what kind of life he’s living. The link phenomenon is a very important factor for Eun Gye Hoon and the drama, so I talked a lot with the director and the writer while preparing for the shoot. I am trying to be flexibly expressive so that I can use the link phenomenon organically from comedy to deep drama in the flow of the drama.” Lastly he added ,“Although cooking is my hobby, this role is a person who is a professional chef. Because of this, I got help from the real chef to to realistically portray the way I cut, how I handle the pan, how I look in the kitchen, and the atmosphere of the restaurant.”  (Photo from series and information source: here) |  (2nd picture source: pxhere)


Meet  Moon Ga Young as Noh Da Hyun     

Noh Da Hyun works as a probationary employee at of Jihwa Western Cuisine Restaurant. She self-proclaims that she has no luck with men, and she struggles with some truly unfortunate events in her life. Although she looks stunning and graceful, catching the eyes of fans with her bright smile, Noh Da Hyun is a good person who never hurts others, but she always endures difficulties with a bright expression because she believes that one receives blessings when they smile. She also can exude a very different atmosphere with her forlorn expression and hands in her pockets, hinting that youth isn’t easy.” (Photo from series and information source: here) | (2nd picture source: pxhere)

Moon Ga Young mentioned a few interesting details, as she revealed that her first impression of Noh Da Hyun was to feel proud of her, explaining, “I felt sorry for the way she kept going and didn’t let go of herself despite experiencing various incidents, but I wanted to encourage her even more. She has experienced many situations and met diverse people, and she’s a figure with a lot of secrets. She matures and changes as she faces those situations and gets influenced by them. In order for the viewers to follow along with that flow well, I’m thinking over it a lot with the director to perfect it.” 

(Photo from series and information source: here



From calmness to a hilarious comedy:

(Photo and video source: tvN drama on YouTube)

“This link phenomenon, gets compared to a cell phone’s connection to Wi-Fi .

“I really hope you’ll enjoy your meal,” as an employee drags him away. 

Then when Noh Da Hyun smiles, Eun Gye Hoon bursts out into laughter.

“Could it be this woman?”  (Translation source: Soompi)


Second teaser hints at melodrama, in combination with tears of laughter:

(Photo and video source: tvN drama on YouTube)

“[There are] feelings I begin to feel vividly even when she’s far away.

Whenever I was in a difficult situation, he always appeared.

If the person making the food is gloomy, then the food also becomes gloomy.

In my life, there will be no more men in the future. 

Don’t ever like me.

What is the real reason that you’ve come here?

I like you!”  (Translation source: Soompi)


Multiple emotions in each scene, the guarantee of success:

(Photo and video source: tvN drama on YouTube)

“Why is this woman’s heart always racing and anxious? It’s so frustrating!

If you’re not just being friendly or sympathetic, and you don’t have feelings for me, then what in the world is it?

Even if I’m nice to you, don’t ever start liking me, no matter what.”  (Translation source: Soompi)


From suspense, all the way to romance:

(Photo and video source: tvN drama on YouTube)

“The feelings I’ve been experiencing are yours.

 Why are you so nice to me?

If needed, we’ll have to get rid of that young man,

Don’t look back! Look at here! I said, look at me!”  (Translation source: Soompi)



Bloody Heart (2022)

A sad love story, with progressive story line and unparalleled cinematography! 

(Poster source: themoviedb.org)

Main Cast: Lee Joon  and  Kang Han Na   


“A fictional historical drama that begins when Lee Tae, the eldest legitimate son of King Sunjong who became king after the rebellion, ascends to the throne of Joseon. Lee Tae’s father deposed the king with the help of Park Gye Won and his father became the king of a new dynasty. After succeeding his father, Lee Tae then became the next king. Lee Tae believes any action is justifiable to achieve his goal. He wants to rule as an absolute monarch, but First Vice-Premier Park Gye Won opposes that idea. Park Gye Won is even more powerful than the king.” (Source: Asianwiki)


Love All Play (2022)

One energetic youth drama about the challenges of life and badminton!

(Poster source: themoviedb.org)

Main Cast:  Chae Jong Hyeop and  Park Ju Hyun   

From screenwriter, Heo Seong Hye behind Tomorrow With You (2017)


“Park Tae-Yang was a promising badminton athlete. Due to an incident, she left the sport of badminton. 3 year later, she decides to join the badminton team Eunice. Her life once revolved entirely around badminton and now she returns to the sport that she dreamed of playing. Park Tae-Joon is a badminton player. He views the sport as nothing but a job to him. He gets cut by the city hall team and signs with team Eunice. There, Park Tae-Joon meets Park Tae-Yang.”

(Source: Asianwiki)


Immortal Samsara (2022)

One of the most awaited Chinese historical fantasy of this year! 

(Poster source: themoviedb.org)

Main Cast: Yang Zi  and  Cheng Yi   

From renowned director Gao Hu of One and Only (2021), respectively 

Love and Destiny (2019), teaming up with screenwriter Zhang Yuan Ang, behind the 

worldwide acclaimed story, Ashes of Love (2018).

Tentatively scheduled to air this June or July, on Youku!


“Yan Dan is the only descendant of an ancient tribe, the four-leaf scorpion. Since ancient times, her whole body is a treasure of medicine. She and her twin sister Zhi Xi were able to cultivate into human form at the Queen Mother’s Feast a hundred years in advance, and encountered the biggest trial in her life – the love trial. She fell in love with Lord Ying Yuan but had to spend the next eight hundred years forgetting him. 

However at this time, Yu Mo suddenly entered her life, and become her great support. Everyday, Yu Mo takes Yan Dan out to do good deeds. One day while they were punishing evil, they meet Lord Ying Yuan’s current reincarnation, Tang Zhou, who is currently a demon hunter. They help Tang Zhou search for the four ancient artifacts, and also discover a mysterious secret. ” (Source: DramaWiki)


A Robot in the Orange Orchard (2022)

(Poster source: Weibo)

 Main Cast: Connor Leong and Sun Qian

This is one of the much awaited official remakes of this Summer! 

The original story is, I’m Not a Robot (2017). <3

Starting to air on Youku and Viki, since 20th May!


“As the chairman of a successful technology company, Lu Kun often finds himself in large group settings. While he has no problem addressing any number of people, he has incredible difficulty with any sort of direct, physical contact. Suffering from a strange allergy which is only triggered by direct skin-to-skin contact, something as simple as a handshake could prove deadly. Without the ability to directly come into contact with others, Lu Kun is intrigued when he learns a doctor by the name of Fu Yang has created an incredibly lifelike robot companion dubbed “Friday”. 

Being the real-life model for the robot’s looks, Shan Shan is identical to the robot in every way and only agrees to the doctor’s request when she realizes she really has no other choice. Arriving at Lu Kun’s home as “Friday”, Shan Shan does her best to emulate the robot’s behavior…” (Source: Viki)



(Photo shoot and poster sources: Weibo and here)


So, have I managed to make you curious about the premiere

 of the K-Drama Link: Eat, Love, Die? Do you plan on watching this drama or not?

Here is a fun interview you should check out on YouTube:


(Photo source: W Korea Magazine, MyDramaList) (Interview source: tvN drama on YouTube)

Goodbye! See you again next time! ^^


Sources: Google, Viki, Weibo, here, MyDramaList, W Korea, Twitter, DramaWiki, Asianwiki, herehere, Soompi, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, posters were found at Namuwiki. Strawberry lemonade photos were found on Google, along with other fruits here, here, here, meanwhile the wallpapers used for banners were found here, here. here, here, and here. Loosely inspired by my previous news article. Additional posters were found at themoviedb.org,  here, and here. GIF images source are from Tumblr, here, here and here. All the pictures were edited by Cryssy Anne with an online tool called Pixlr X.

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