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…
My Healing Love: This show should’ve been called My Healing Companionship. Yes, I’m bitter! Maybe it’s the weight of 40 hours of watching this show, but I feel like I got tricked when they didn’t spend enough time from oppa-zone to Oppa-zone. We know Jin-yoo has loved Chi-yoo since forever, but it was only around a week or two of realization for her. And he acted more like a best friend than a boyfriend the whole time anyway. The final two episodes felt like they were just ticking the checkboxes for a romance recipe: [x] admitting their feelings, [x] cute date, [x] getting caught, [x] *gasp* family disapproval, [x] separation, [x] time jump, [x] missed encounters, [x] sudden change-of-heart of detractors, [x] reunion. The end. It felt flat. It’s not that the formula is bad, it’s just that they rushed through the whole list so you didn’t have time to soak in the feelings of each phase. If we got more glimpses of their attachment to each other, or scenes of them suffering and desperately trying to find each other, I would’ve jumped and screamed at the TV every time they were thiiis close to being reunited. But since it all happened offscreen, I’m just meh about the final hour. Or maybe it’s a ploy to make me want more of them and add two more shows to my watch list. Now I’m eyeing Yeon Jung-hoon’s Possessed and So Yoo-jin’s Five Kids. Another weekend show. Drama Gods, grant me time!
The Crowned Clown: I might have spent most of episodes 9 and 10 cackling wickedly at the screen. I can’t help it. I love Secretary Lee’s smug face every time he one-ups
Minister Shin Chi-soo. That being said, I know Shin won’t really go down easily (which is why I also love him as a villain, but don’t tell him that). When Ha Seon wastes his time walking around moony-eyed for So-woon, I am a-feared for everyone on his side. Ha Seon may have the heart and the balls (or maybe just the ignorance of consequences) to throw away custom and just make decisions that benefit the people, but I’m under no illusion that it’s “being nice” that put him on the throne and kept him there. His enemies are willing to do much worse. I’d like him to snap out of the love bug and realize this soon, preferably in time to prevent the token sageuk sacrificial death. *holds the precious Eunuch Jo and Ho-geol close*
Go Back Spouses: All of my live watching this past week has been superseded by binge-watching this drama. It bears binging very well, and as much as I expected more hijinks than I’m getting, I really like the concept of the leads bringing their present maturity/wisdom back into the past. But let’s be real, I’m also here because of my giant Jang Ki-yong crush.
Romance is a Bonus Book: I’m sorry show, I’ll catch up soon!
Reach of Sincerity: I’m sorry show, I’ll catch up soon!
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