On January 14th, the final episode of TVING’s drama A DeadbEAT’s Meal aired. A DeadbEAT’s Meal is a drama based on the same-named webtoon. In addition to Ha Seok-Jin, Ko Won-Hee, and Lim Hyun-Ju appeared in the drama, expressing their own “Eating” desires.
The plot of the drama is mostly similar to that of the original webtoon, with a few minor differences.
Kim Jae-Ho (played by Ha Seok-Jin), the main character in the original work, worked at a fast-food restaurant. Then he starts working for his stepfather’s company. In the drama A DeadbEAT’s Meal, however, Kim Jae-Ho works part-time for delivery or at an Izakaya with his friend.
Yeo Eun Ho, played by Ko Won-Hee, is a new character who does not appear in the original webtoon. She volunteers to be unemployed, and then she lives with the mindset, “Let’s eat deliciously first, then think of others.”
Kim Jung-Hyun, the main character’s friend, is also a character who appears infrequently in the original webtoon. As Lee Sang-Jin acted in the drama, the characters appeared more often than in the webtoon. Kim Jung-Hyun runs Izakaya in the drama and is a great help to his close friend, Kim Jae-Ho.
The importance of food to the story’s central characters is repeatedly emphasized in the drama. For example, there is a moment when Kim Jae-Ho recalls how her ex-girlfriend was kind enough to let him eat both chicken legs.
The PLAYLIST Originals YouTube channel has additional teaser videos for A DeadbEAT’s Meal.