Let's Eat Something, Anna
Naver TV Cast (2017) 5 Short Episodes
Romantic Comedy, Grade: B+
Korean Drama Review by Jill, USA
Song: Actress Nam Gyu Ri Singing Henry Mancini's
story of two ugly ducklings who turn into swans and
fall in love, Let's Eat Something, Anna (2017)
is one of the shortest Korean web dramas I've ever
watched, with only five episodes of about 15 minutes
each; you practically BLINK! and it's over.
LOL. However, the two main leads are perfect, they
elevate the script by their good acting, and the show
made me laugh, so hence a B+ grade from me.
If this is your idea of "ugly" you need
stronger glasses, casting director!
Actress-singer Nam Gyu Ri, who played the
unforgettable Ji Hyun in 49
Days, one of my top 5 K-dramas out of 800
watched as of now, is always adorable and interesting
to watch. It was hard trying to envision her as an
ugly duckling when in real life she is absolutely
gorgeous, but I tried to go along with the narrative
and imagine it, even though I could see through the
awkward big glasses and shabby clothes she wore
through most of the drama. I always look at this
actress with totally loving eyes, she can do no wrong
in my book! Even if she wore a burlap bag she would
still look beautiful to me.
Actor Im Seul Ong (from
idol group 2AM), who was hilarious in the drama
Taste, playing Lee Min Ho's friend, was
just as enjoyable to watch here as well. His facial
expressions adequately gave away what his character
was feeling inside, even though he often tried to hide
The Story: Park Ji Young (Im Seul Ong) became a
home shopping MC on a stroke of good luck while job
hunting; a beautiful producer saw something special in
him, even though physically at first he was kind of
drab looking in appearance. With her help he slimmed
down and became handsome and successful. He thought
maybe this lady loved him, but he was fooling himself.
Ji Young is charged
with finding a co-host for his program from the
blogging world. After some research he discovers the
popular blogger Sohn Anna (Nam Gyu Ri), an
"influencer" whose posts on good products to buy are
read all over Korea. He tracks her down but she, at
first, is having nothing to do with him. She prefers
being a recluse (her former fiancee left her for a
man!), and prefers living with her nice family
quietly, over appearing on television. Then fate
intervenes: they meet later on the street when Ji
Young is quite drunk, and Anna practically carries him
to his apartment, where he collapses asleep on his
sofa, with Anna nodding off right next to him.
When they both wake up in the morning will they
discover some new attractive qualities in each other,
and will Anna end up as his co-host on his home
shopping network show after all?
Here are the episodes on YouTube (the show is also on
Episode 5 (Conclusion):
I love to watch these short
K-dramas while waiting on the next episodes of the
current longer series I am watching. I often find real
gems. I wish more fans would try out these shorter
dramas. They don't deserve to be neglected. Enjoy!