The tasty Florida finale, text, post, thing. Light spoilers 📣.
I mean. Is The tasty Florida a masterpiece? No, not at all. Is it spectacular? Not really.
It's cute. I loved it from the first moment but it does have a few issues I wish were, not.
For one, where is the plot? It's adorable and the chemistry is great but. What is it about, really? Ok so a guy moves to Seoul, stays at a hostel, gets a job at the restaurant at the hostel, falls in love with the chef and theeeeen? A few looks, some cooking and attractive men? Don't get me wrong I do like me some attractive men or people in general but. I'd love for there to be a plot and realistic motives and twists and turns! But alas, it's barely 10 min per episode so the plot suffers. Which brings me to..
For two, it's too short to really develop the characters and build the universe it's set in. It's not impossible to build a world in that amount of time but, this truly needed more scenes to fully express and explore their world. I would've wanted to know more about the characters, who they were before this, how some of them met, their favorite movie. Literally anything to give them a hint of personality beyond Handsome. With more time they could've even developed the support characters in to a relationship as well. But aLaS!!
For three, a love triangle done Wrong, on a basis of Wrong. Dibs? Really? What are you like foive???? Please if it had been even just 20 min per eps they could've given the character a better motive than DIBS. Not gonna lie, dibs is a little, Cheap Plot Device. Like I understand that within the two old friends of 15 years, one always had to fold for the other in many ways. Meaning one would always get their way and one would stand by and watch. Honestly if they wanted rivalry, they could've allowed them to coexist and respectfully persue their crush. Then allowing the crush to pick the one his heart wants to be with. I don't know it's just a suggestion.
I give them 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 (7) out of 10 overall and for Effort. Reason being that s.korea is very much trying at least and I fully support and respect that. I give them 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 (4) for plot which I feel might be a bit generous but.. I give them 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 (8) for cuteness. Could've been cuter but.. Alasssssss.. Not enough time..
I had a feeling 2021 would see a change in s.korea to be honest. I mean it began in 2019, really. Slowly working it's way to this point and onward. I have faith that one day there will be a full length, primetime TV gay drama in South Korea. Full trust. But I Digress.
In conclusion I liked The tasty Florida, the potential is there but fell short in some aspects. But I respect the people who worked hard on it, bringing it to life.