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 weecapping: Forest & Hyena
I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day: I don’t even know what to say about this show anymore — it’s just so perfect. I teared up more times than I care to count during this week’s episodes. Not because of any dramatics, but just because the drama captures these little moments so, so well. That imaginary dancing scene? Dead. This drama has a tenderness about it that is both comforting and lovely, and every week I’m amazed at how they do it. Director-nim, I’m looking at you. *Finger hearts* Also, I want to bottle up the way that Eun-seob looks at Hae-won and keep it in my heart forever.
On a lighter note, I enjoyed the little Extraordinary You reunion that hit dramaland this week! We’ve got Oh Nam-joo appearing in a swoony cameo here as the other boy with a long-term crush on Hae-won, and then we’ve got Haru’s cameo in the first episode of Find Me in Your Memory. I’m one happy drama camper this week.
Chocolate: I’m enjoying taking my time with this drama, and this week I enjoyed Episode 3, with its escape to Greece, heartbreaking storyline with Min-sung, and that much-desired dumpling soup. Am I in for a lot of weeping with this drama? I’m afraid to look at the recaps to see just how much I’ll be crying.
Currently recapping: I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day
Kingdom 2: Season two was worth the wait. We got just as much good zombie fun in this second season, although I do have to say the plague aspect in these times is a bit more unsettling. I didn’t expect the way things turned out in the end, but I liked it. I really hope they green light it for a third season since I’m excited to see where things will go now that the game has changed. Oh, and Seo-bi is badass, and I love her.
Hi Bye, Mama!: Yuri made Min-jung smile! I love their cute friendship and, apparently, so does Seo-woo. That little smile she got when her moms laughed together at the table was adorable. Speaking of moms, Yuri’s mom finally knows. Now that most everyone has seen her, and Hyun-jung overheard the expiration date thing, Yuri should just come clean to everyone. It’ll only make things worse if she keeps trying to hide it. At least that’d give them some time to prepare this time if she can’t stay.
The Cursed: I’m fairly satisfied with how things turned out, but I think things would’ve been more interesting if they hadn’t waited until the last moment for the reveals about what happened in the past and how So-jin and Jong-hyun were connected. I’d have liked less time spent on the back and forth cursing (and looong shaman ritual scenes) and more time exploring the ramifications of the link between So-jin and Jong-hyun. Why weren’t they affected in the same way? I wanted some details about how it works, but that was glossed over. And it still bugs me that there wasn’t a good reason for why So-jin trusted Jin-hee in the first place other than she thought she seemed nice. As for the ending, it was … weird. I’m not totally sure what I’m supposed to make of that final scene with that “something creepy is happening” background music. Overall, it was a solid horror drama, but it could’ve been better.
Hospital Playlist: Honestly, I found this episode a little slow. I love the characters and appreciate the chill vibe, but is there going to be a plot? I was hoping for something less case-of-the-week, but it’s early yet. Maybe there’ll be a stronger sense of direction or thematic focus going forward. Although I don’t get the sense that we’ll get a clear, cohesive plot. With the hints of romance, now I’m scared they’ll pull the who’s-the-husband type nonsense again. It’s novel the first time, but it kind of loses its punch when you do it almost every time. For once, can we just have a coed group of friends who don’t try to date each other?
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