Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by DB Staff
So, what are we all watching this week?
What kept you reaching for more (or agonizing when there was no more), and what made you want to throw your remote through the screen? Time to weigh in…
Thirty But Seventeen: I take it back. Yang Se-jong is so, so cute in this romance. What happened to cold, my-emotional-walls-have-walls guy and who replaced him with sweet, blurt-your-feelings-everywhere guy? This week’s episodes gave me butterflies, and I absolutely cheered when he apologized for overstepping and being overprotective. What a refreshing move from a drama hero. And who knew he’d be the one declaring his feelings left and right when the time came for romance? I love it, and I want moar, moar, moar!
Mr. Sunshine: Listen, if you keep putting my favorite character in danger like that (and out of the blue!), we’re going to have problems getting to the end of this show in a peaceful manner. You’ve been warned, Show.
Your House Helper: I loved this show so much! I held off watching the finale since I was a little nervous the story was losing steam (not that it had much to begin with, anyway, being as character-driven as it was, but the main romance was the least compelling component for me so my interest flagged when that became a focal point). But the last few episodes were utterly satisfying and heart-warming. I loved that this was the kind of show that wasn’t afraid to tackle difficult issues in a reasonably head-on — yet somehow gentle — way, and I especially loved that all the main guys were so supportive of all the women, to the point where romance easily took a backseat to friendship. All in all, it was a lovely, comforting-yet-empowering drama, and I wish I could have a hundred more just like it.
Devilish Joy: Watching a drama just because my bias is in it is usually a recipe for disaster, but I love Hoya too much to not at least check it out. The production values feel laughably low-budget compared to the cinema-quality shows we’ve been blessed with lately, and the plot is, well, a mess. But by the end of the second episode, Son Ha-yoon’s spunky character won me over. Provided I keep my expectations low, this should be a fun romp.
The Ghost Detective: Gahhhhh, what an excellent start. I’m already hooked and desperate for next week (I have questions about supernatural physics!). The cinematography is gorgeous in a bleak, gritty way that reminds me of OCN dramas, and I almost didn’t recognize Daniel Choi with his serious detective face (and seriously sexy cheekbones). The highlight for me, though, is Park Eun-bin — she’s an actress who is the highlight of any drama, really, but I’m so happy that there’s a strong, versatile actress in this role since I get the feeling she’s going to carry the show. I just hope the rest of the drama lives up to the amazing premiere.