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…
Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food: I didn’t expect to be engrossed with the workplace sexual harassment/microaggressions storyline, which I’d felt was so real that it made my blood boil too much for me to enjoy. But now that the men are starting to be held accountable and squirming in their seats, it’s gratifying to watch the women push back — when Jin-ah explained that she wanted to love herself more because Joon-hee’s care for her made her realize how lowly she’d valued herself, I wanted to stand and cheer. I’m not looking forward to the best friend’s reaction when she finds out about the relationship, but I suppose this is a storm we must weather. I’d better at least get plenty of kisses to make up for it.
Suits: There’s just something about Jang Dong-gun’s presence that makes a production instantly feel like a movie the moment he’s on screen. The snazzy directorial style helps too, and I felt myself really enjoying the premiere despite knowing how the story is supposed to go. Plus, brooomance! I already love the snappy rapport between mentor Jang Dong-gun and young pup Park Hyung-shik, and the side characters—the badass secretary and petty rival lawyer with the pet goldfish—are making my day.
Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food: I’m still pretty early into this series, enjoying the goopy, sappy honeymoon phase of the developing romance. It makes me scared that the rug will be pulled out from under me with a sudden turn of angst, but for now I’m enjoying the show’s focus on the minutiae of a budding relationship.
Suits: Kyaaah!!! So slick. Already loving the bromance between earnest genius Park Hyung-shik and polished veteran Jang Dong-gun. I really liked the American TV show when it first came out, so I was worried that the Korean version might not do it justice. However, it takes on the cool vibe of the original, and adds a Korean flair by pulling at the heartstrings with flashbacks of Korean Harvey’s (aka Jang Dong-gun) backstory in parallel with Korean Michael’s (Park Hyung-shik) present.
You Who Forgot Poetry: Doctor Ye, can I give you some advice? Look at Bo-young closely and tell me if someone whose heart breaks daily for her patients is the kind of person who plays with a guy’s heart.
Tale of a Good Witch: I don’t like that Song Woo-jin is getting express-engaged to the wrong twin, but I’m glad that his heart is screaming protests non-stop when he’s with Do-hee. Hopefully, he can confirm the truth directly from Sun-hee and not anyone else. She needs to wake up and realize that letting your sister marry an innocent man for ambition is a Bad Deed, while saving that man from a loveless marriage is a Good Deed. (Marrying that man yourself is totally just a method of protecting him from evil people forever.)
My Husband Oh Jak-doo: I barely noticed the angst because Seung-joo still took care of Jak-doo even during their “separation”. In fact, I prefer this new setup a bit more. Seung-joo and Jak-doo can date outside and get to know each other again like normal people, she can take care of him the way he took care of her, and Jak-doo can continue to
make Eric Cho suffer teach Eric how to make gayageum and be a better person in general. Eun-jo is on hold– I’m waiting for her to put a stop to the media circus now that she sees how much it’s hurting Jak-doo. No comment on the good-for-nothing brother who kicked Seung-joo out of her own house, because Apatheia.