|Cast of MBC TV series "xxxxxxx" [MBC]|
Sung Yu-ri - as Goh Jun-young, Lee Sang-woo - as Kim Do-yoon, Seo Hyun-jin - as Ha In-joo, Song Yeon-woo, Joo Sang-wook - as Choi Jae-ha, Jun In-hwa - as Sung Do-hee, Kim Bo-yeon - as Baek Sul-hee
Do-hee and Sul-hee, who compete for the commanding position of traditional restaurant Arirang, are rivals. But Do-hee loses her memory and daughter In-joo due to an extreme decision and Yeon-woo, the daughter of a dancer, lives her life as Do-hee's daughter. Yeon-woo has no talent in cooking but works desperately at getting recognized by Do-hee. On the other hand, Jun-young, born with a sense of perfect taste, recovers her switched fate while competing against Yeon-woo and comes to love Yeon-woo's fiance Jae-ha. Cook Do-yoon, full of both love and hatred for his mother, becomes attracted to Jun-young.
Fate versus natural talent. In a way, human beings may have created history by putting effort into paths already laid before them. Hence that is how beautiful and fierce the effort is that goes into changing fate. Fate made Jun-young cook only "to live, to feel alive" although she is born with a perfect sense of taste and Yeon-woo became a spiteful person in the process of struggling to beat a genius. Yet writer Jo Eun-jung said at the press conference for the show, "I want to show that there is no absolute good and no absolute evil." And like so, one's life cannot be decided nor judged merely by talent and fate. The show will try to show the lives of cooks who try to complete dishes with the utmost care while competing against each other endlessly and fighting over love surrounding Do-yoon and Jae-ha.
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