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…
Temperature of Love: This show had such a great start—pure chemistry and fluttery romance—but in the end, the best thing about it was the beginning. I wish there had been a point to the unnecessary angst in the latter episodes, or that they’d dragged out the beautiful courtship for longer instead. Once they got together, the breaking up and making up seemed fickle, so I began to wonder why we were rooting for them so hard. I did like the nature of their frank, contemporary romance; it just wasn’t 20 hours’ worth of drama, that’s for sure.
Smart Prison Living: Broooooomance! This show is slow to start, but it’s actually a dark comedy as promised (yay), and it is awesomely bromantic right away from the first episode. There’s also a hilarious similarity to the Answer Me franchise in its depiction of fandom—baseball instead of idols this time, but it’s just as rabid and geeky, and it’s a really strange thing to watch an entire jail turn upside-down because of one sports star.
Nothing to Lose: It’s corny but cute—you can see everything coming a mile away and it’s not very clever, but the leads are good so you just go with the obvious setups. Park Eun-bin is adorable in this, as always, and she’s the primary reason I’ll keep watching. I already love Dongha too. I mean, if you start a show with the second lead having nursed a one-sided crush on the heroine for years, I end up catnipped onto the wrong ship from the very start!
Mad Dog: This was the emotional payoff I’ve been waiting for, and I feel rewarded for having stuck with these characters, because now that they’re really acting like a family and being openly mushy with each other (in their gruff, roundabout way, of course), I just feel content.
Witch’s Court: I’m loving it. Especially that scene where Yi-deum had fallen to her lowest of lows and was carting around cleaning supplies while Jo Gap-soo was surrounded by his yes-men—that could and would have turned into a self-pity party in any other drama. But Yi-deum totally turned the tables on him, making him flinch in fear as she charged right at him with her dirty mop, and it was a refreshingly awesome moment. I do wish her mom had stayed dead though; it seems a little too late to bring her back into the story when the entire reason for Yi-deum’s life for the past twenty years has been to avenge/find her mother.
Mad Dog: There’s nothing of this to watch except the cute I-like-you-not moments between Min-joon and Ha-ri, and the adorably tsundere interactions that Min-joon has with the rest of the team as they show their acceptance of him.
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