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…
One Spring Night: Back in 2018, I was jump-up-and-down excited for the drama Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food — that is, until word got out that it wasn’t so great. In fact, I’d read so many mixed and negative reviews that I didn’t dare touch so much as the first episode. So when I saw that the writer, director, and lead actor were coming together for a new drama called One Spring Night, I was naturally skeptical. It wasn’t until I had absolutely nothing to watch and Netflix started shoving the title in my face that I finally decided to give it a go. And I am so glad I did. Though I was invested in every character’s story (a rare feat for me), I was completely taken by Han Ji-min and Jung Hae-in’s stellar performances and adorable chemistry. This was an incredibly sweet, mature, real romance that I will not be forgetting anytime soon. That said, it was also incredibly frustrating, so I won’t be re-watching it anytime soon either.
The Light in Your Eyes: After realizing just how much I missed Han Ji-min, I thought I’d check out her previous drama. I’m only on the second episode as of now, and I’m a little scared… Because from what I’m seeing, it’s ridiculously funny. But from what I’ve heard, I have to prepare myself for a sobfest. Good thing I already have plenty of tissues from crying laughing at Han Ji-min’s onscreen brother Sohn Ho-joon.
Search Query: WWW I finally got around to watching this and I’m so happy that I did. This has to be one of Im Soo-jung’s best performances drama-wise and Jeon Hye-jin is just wow! (Side note: I just remembered today that she’s married to Lee Seon-kyun! And Im Soo-jung played Lee Seon-kyun’s wife in the film, All About My Wife!) I love that the story is not driven by romance alone. There’s so much to unpack in all of the different relationships whether it be family, friendship, colleagues, or love. I love the different framing devices that visually capture moments. And I really love how powerful the dialogue is in so many scenes and how important language is in the drama itself.
Hotel del Luna: I really appreciate how the relationship between the two leads is developing. It’s not heavy on the romance, but I don’t mind because of how much the characters are growing as people due to each other’s influences. My only very minor gripe about the show is that I want to see more of the reaper! More scenes please, dramagods!
Be Melodramatic: I was really surprised, in a good way, by the slice of life feel of this show. And I’m really, really enjoying the dry humor. Ahn Jae-hong and Chun Woo-hee are fantastic, and I love Chun’s family dynamics. I do find Han Ji-eun’s character to be pretty frustrating, but it’s only been two episodes, so it’s still early days, and hopefully that means there will be growth in the coming episodes. Still, I think this may become one of my favorite dramas this year.
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