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…
Currently recapping: Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung
Be Melodramatic: I love how the show isn’t just showing the struggle of underdog writer Jin-joo but also the insecurities of her hell-boss Writer Jung. Jung is at the top and worrying about signs of stagnation, unable to keep up with the changing audiences. Now she’s having a barely-friendly competition with her ex-assistant writer, giving us a closer look at Jung, vulnerabilities and spikes and all. Be Melodramatic didn’t have to do that. She could’ve just stayed the sabotaging ex-sunbae. But I love that Show took the time to tell us her story and left us to decide whether to like or dislike her. I personally wish for her happiness too. She has to figure it out herself though. No one stays at the top forever unless you die while you’re there. You either step down with honor, or redefine your idea of success. That drunken convo with Jin-joo where Jung tells her, “don’t be as successful as me, but be successful enough because you’re my protege after all” was such a short but insightful look into her character and gives me hope that she has enough self-awareness to pull through her own challenges in life. Alas, there’s not enough blurb-space and time to write about all the things I love about this show, but this other important development this week bears repeating: Eun-jung (and to whoever needs to see this), we’re so proud of you for asking for help and starting on the road to healing. *hearts and hugs*
Hell Is Other People: This show is literally serving us (and Jong-woo) a slice of life. Hehehe. Hehe. Heh. *installs three bolt locks on the door and sleeps with a knife on the bedstand* Thanks for ruining My Girl and Misaeng for me, OCN.
Love Alarm: I’m back in the future where the show opened in episode 1. It’s kinda hilarious that during this noble idiocy arc, a crushed Sun-oh keeps pointing his phone at Jojo, begging her to ring his Joalarm. I’m sitting smugly in front of the screen, saying “Hah! That’s what you young’uns get for putting too much stock on those danged technology!” But then, people from the 80s will probably find us weird today for freaking out over things. “OMG my crush followed me back on Insta!” or “Shoot shoot shoot I pressed like on my ex’s latest selfie.” So kudos, Show, for making me unknowingly laugh at myself. Re: the separation. I know Jojo is still heartbroken right now, but I kinda want my girl to get up and move on because I’m Team Hye-young. Heh. That boy is just sweet and uncomplicated. But my ship is doomed because there’s only an episode left and Jojo was never interested in him. Maybe in season two? Whatever ship it is, you better give us a proper closure at least. Y’hear, Netflix?!
Currently recapping: Let Me Hear Your Song
I Need Romance 3: While I wait for Won Jin-ah and Chang-wookie to light up my screen in a few weeks, I’ve decided to binge through I Need Romance 3, thanks to a beanie friend’s suggestion (read: coercion). I’m only a few episodes in, but my thoughts are all a jumble of: I didn’t realize how much I missed Sung Joon, I’ve never seen a drama quite this racy before (if that’s the right word to describe it?), Kim So-yeon is really fun as an embittered and not-so-nice heroine, and I can’t wait to see what happens between these two as I watch.
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