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 had it all planned out. I was going to wait to start watching until at least eight episodes were out, then I could slowly catch-up without waiting a full week for new episodes. My plan failed spectacularly. I couldn’t hold off any longer and started yesterday during my commute to work. I then spent 5 hours at my desk trying to hide the fact that I was binging on a drama rather than earning my paycheck. Oops. But it’s so good!!! Lee An is adorable, and his flashes of a more serious side have me hooked (well done, Park Jin-young!). Then there’s the brotherly love that would give the Matthews boys a run for their money, and I’m hoping-against-hope this won’t be destroyed when An-ah discovers the dark past Hyung is hiding. The best part though is this slowly unraveling mystery. The show constantly surprises me with how much they reveal in each episode, while still creating more questions. It’s like instant gratification with a caveat: Yay!…What?!…grrrr.
Kill It: Only one episode in so far, but I am intrigued. I haven’t watched a real action drama since K2 (oh the show it could have been *sigh*) and began this with the hope that it will satisfy my need for smooth roundhouses and slow-mo flips. Surprisingly though, I find myself pulled in by the mysterious backstory and this shady client with their list of victims (because there’s always a list! Seriously, it’s a rule.) Also, why does Soo-hyun have blue eyes? And can he talk to wolves? Is he a Korean Mowgli? Where are we going with this?? So many questions – Must. Find. Answers!!
Currently recapping: The Light in Your Eyes
Doctor Prisoner: My poor head. The four-way chess has turned into a six-way chess. There are so many deals and counter-deals and backdoor-deals and blackmail-disguised-as-deals flying around, all of them brilliant and diabolical that I keep forgetting who I’m supposed to root for and end up clapping at the other team’s genius. Or maybe I’ve always leaned toward the chaotic and this show is giving me 6x the normal dose. Is that bad for your health? Is it hypocritical to ask that in a fandom where staying up until 5AM to watch shows is normal? I don’t know anymore. Just give me more of Doctor Prisoner.
That Psychometric Guy: I’m glad that my biggest fear of An growing wiser with age was proven wrong. (Yes, the fear of Hyung being the ultimate evil only comes second.) This show reminds me of the first
and only season of Mystery Queen where I’m not particularly invested in the cases, but the characters and the reluctant Scooby Gang are so loveable that you’re excited to tune in and see what they’re up to. As long as they’re not up to burning down whole apartments and letting an innocent firefighter take the blame for 11 years. *staring beadily at Hyung*
The Banker: I was so sure I’d drop this by the end of an hour. The first episode had too much going on, failing to make me care about everyone’s stories. Luckily, the last few minutes sets up the premise of the show in an “Oooohboy, a lot of someones are gonna get in trouble!” way. So I’m back to anticipating the scrapes that our crew will get into. Which is good, because I really didn’t want to miss on the squishy, honest-banker-for-the-people version of Kim Sang-joong.
Five Kids: This is the show I grabbed for comfort after The Light in Your Eyes made me sick from too much crying. But Five Kids betrayed me by showing that teensy flashback of Tae-min loving Yeon-tae back in college. Heart. Breaaaaak. It felt incredibly sad that her first love loved her back and she didn’t see it because she had such low self-esteem. How many of us are like that? We fail to appreciate and love ourselves that we push away the people who are good for us, thinking we don’t deserve it? T__T Love yourself, please, Beanies!
Reach of Sincerity: I’m swiftly catching up on this drama, and each episode further confirms my suspicions that Yoo Inna is cotton candy magic here. I love her in this role so much; it’s perfect for her. And that stalker boyfriend under the bed from episodes ago still freaks me out.
Kill It: I definitely tuned in for the premiere week of this drama: Jang Ki-yong, sniper rifles, and action suspense? Okay! I know this drama was meant to be dark and daring, but honestly I spent more time giggling over it than anything. I think it’s going to be one of those dramas. Jang Ki-yong kicking butt is a joy to watch, but it’s even better watching him do compressions to save the life of a stray cat. Am I the only one that laughed for days over the mock-seriousness of this scene? I love animals, don’t get me wrong, but it was the comparison of people dying without consequence and then the total melodrama of saving this cat that really got me. This drama is so off-kilter, punctuating dark, serious scenes with things like Nana throwing pens in peoples’ mouths. I can’t wait to see what else goes down.
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