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…
That Psychometric Guy: I’ll admit, I tend to take a poor view of idol-actors–I’ve been burned too many times before! With a cast chock full of idol and rookie actors, (and a paranormal angle I wasn’t entirely sold on) That Psychometric Guy wasn’t high on my watchlist, but I tuned in out of pure curiosity. I’m so glad my curiosity got the better of me, as the drama turned out to be much more interesting and entertaining than I’d expected. The story is engaging, and right now, I want to know more about what happened in the past to bring our characters to where they are today. Jinyoung and Shin Ye-eun may be rookies, but there’s something so charming and vibrant about them and it really works for their high school student characters. Count me intrigued! Let’s hope the showrunners can keep this up.
The Light in Your Eyes: If you’re drifting in dramaland right now and just watching other shows out of habit, put them on hold and pick this up. It has aired 10 episodes so far and will end at episode 12. I used to complain that Light in Your Eyes feels like a montage of thoughtful scenes which are good in themselves, but become disconnected when the show swings between meaningful and pointless-but-laugh-out-loud funny. So I’m happy (if sobbing into your cereal while watching TV is considered “happy”) that the show knew what it was doing all along. The reveal at the end of episode 10 puts all that disconnect into context, turning the past 10 hours from plain enjoyable to poignant in retrospect. Psst… if you start it now and catch up, we can group cry when it ends next week.
Five Kids: I need some wholesome content in my life right now. Normally, a show that starts with a bakery brawl between a divorced couple doesn’t count as wholesome content, but Five Kids strangely makes it work. The different plot threads have that perfect balance between annoying and endearing which makes for a relatable family drama. The main couple (the two single parents) make me smile so much at their non-doormat resilience and growing respect for each other. I’m rooting for their happiness together, even if they don’t even know they’ll be paired up yet. But we drama vets can smell the setup a mile away, right?
Romance is a Bonus Book: I’m just about caught up on this drama… just in time for the final week. Sadness! I’ve enjoyed this story so much. The lead characters are delightful, and I love how they have gently slid into a romantic relationship. However, the thing I’ve enjoyed the most is the backdrop of the publishing world. No, not the competitive, corporate rules and regulations aspect, but the fact that the majority of the characters in this show are in love with the written word. The reverence for books and writing and paper and poetry in this drama is absolutely contagious. When an episode is over, all I want to do is turn off the TV and bury myself in a stack of books. Maybe that’s why I’ve gotten so behind in my live watching?
Big Issue: I’ve watched the premiere episodes of Big Issue, and this drama is so different than I expected! Maybe because I’ve only seen the leads in rom-coms or melo-romances, but the seamy, noir feel was totally unexpected, and kind of a nice switch up. Not sure if I’m in for the long haul, though.
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