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…
Radio Romance: I was patient through last week, but this week I yelled at my TV when Su-ho finally prevailed over all the machinations to come back to radio… and then was all, “I don’t like that time slot. I quit.” Until then I was sympathetic, but after that it just felt like he was kind of his own problem. I’m still in it for the romance angle, though, and hope we can make it to the end with the plot frustrations minimized.
That Man Oh-soo: I will keep trying these OCN Romances, so help me, even if most of the time I’m left underwhelmed. I just like cheesy modern romances (and have a high tolerance for corny, which is essential), even if half of the hijinks make me cringe, so I’m hoping the chemistry between Kim So-eun and Jonghyun will be enough to carry me through.
Mystery Queen 2: I was disappointed when Wan-seung moved away at the start of the new season, but when his apartment went up in flames and he had to shack up with Ajumma, all was right again. Their romantic status or lack thereof confuses me (honestly it was the buying of the ring that threw me off), but at least now we’re seeing the relationship unfold rather than guessing what happened offscreen. I wish more of the side characters had carried over into the second season though, because the new supporting characters aren’t gelling for me in the same way, and I miss the Scooby gang. But the detective duo is still aces.
Radio Romance: I feel like it took a really long time to get the heroine aboard her own OTP ship, but I like things much better now that she’s actively reciprocating. And initiating! That was a nice change of pace.
Woohoo Waikiki: Dong-gu’s stupidity at discovering his feelings was entirely expected, but it still made me laugh. It was worth all of the denial to see his big AHA moment though. Finally! Of course you love her, you dumb moose!
Misty: I’m caught up through Episode 10 and so far, Episode 9 is my favorite. Ji Jin-hee blew me away with his anguished performance as he grappled with the black box chip evidence from Hye-ran’s car. Actually, every performance in Misty has been strong but I’m also impressed with every aspect of this production. Misty has become my new standard for dramas, it’s that good. What started out as a murder mystery has grown into a discussion of the media—does it serve the political and legal elite or the people? To be honest, I just want Hye-ran and Tae-wook to find their way back to each other and continue to look spectacular in the process. There’s no doubt that Kim Nam-joo has an impressive wardrobe of pantsuits, but her coats are just as amazing.
That Man Oh-soo: I didn’t care for Kim So-eun’s character in Our Gab-soon and decided to see how she fared in That Man Oh-soo. It turned out to be the perfect antidote to the intensity of Misty and I enjoyed Kim So-eun and the drama very much. I liked the hint of magic introduced by the special tree that is connected to Oh-soo and I anticipate hijinks as the story unfolds. It looks like a light romance and that’s exactly what I want.
I’m Not a Robot: I binged the first half of this show this week and loved every minute of it. Yoo Seung-ho’s puppy-ness, cute dating lessons, an amazing second lead lady who isn’t horrible—all so good. I thought there was no way that I would hit a slump, but now here I am stuck on Episode 22 without the desire to keep going. I want the heartbreak that I know is lurking in the next set of episodes, but then once that’s over with, I don’t want to deal with the company bureaucracy machinations that the recaps have promised I have to endure. Just give me the cute and heartbreaking moments supercut please!