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…
My Husband Oh Jak-doo: I know it’s not possible, but can’t we have twenty-four episodes of the main couple being awkward on the mountain or just dating around Seoul? And when this Oh Hyuk thing is over, Jak-doo and Seung-joo should steal her brother’s baby and raise it in their love mountain. We don’t want the kid growing up into a horrible person like its parents and grandma.
My Ajusshi: This show is so intense! I’m glad I waited a bit to catch up. It’s like the Hans Christian Andersen version of a Candy K-drama where a bunch of part time jobs isn’t enough to pay back your debt, the loan shark beats you up for real instead of just breaking your kimchi jar, and you found your Prince but you’re plotting to destroy his life (also, he already has a Princess). I’m not surprised Ji-an is willing to do anything to survive when life keeps kicking her down and kicking her some more. You go kick life back in the nuts, Ji-an!
You Who Forgot Poetry: Ye Jae-wook should never play poker when he’s in love.
Miracle That We Met: The romantic triangle in this drama is really fascinating. Hye-jin (Kim Hyun-joo) and Yeon-hwa (Ra Mi-ran) are so different, yet appealing in their own ways, and I honestly can’t decide who I want chef-Hyun-cheol to end up with in the end. At this point, I feel as if the drama is dragging, even though Yeon-hwa has finally put the pieces together about her not-so-late husband’s fate. What keeps me invested is curiosity over how Hyun-cheol’s situation will ultimately be resolved. I have imagined so many potential scenarios and none of them seem to work, so I can’t wait to see how the writer wraps this one up.
You Who Forgot Poetry: This drama defies categorization and that’s probably what keeps me coming back week after week. Lee Yubi has been a real surprise in this drama, portraying a character who tugs at the heart in spite of finding herself in one embarrassing situation after another. That’s part of the charm of You Who Forgot Poetry, in spite of the ridiculous gossip and the misunderstandings, the characters grow on each other and form a loose family with the flawed but charming Bo-young (Lee Yubi) at the center.
My Husband Oh Jak-doo: The romantic tug-of-war between Seung-joo and Jak-doo is wearing me out; I just want to see them together again. As Seung-joo’s evil boss moves to destroy Jak-doo, perhaps it will present the opportunity for Seung-joo and Jak-doo to find themselves on the same side. While I have enjoyed Eric’s antics, I can’t stand Eun-jo and I just want her to go away.
Suits: I never watched the drama that Suits is based on, so I have no preconceived expectations. After watching the first two episodes, Park Hyung-shik seems perfect as the desperate Yeon-woo who literally stumbles into a job with a top law firm as Jang Dong-gun’s assistant. These men are both so intelligent, making it fun to watch them match wits with each case that they encounter. These men have intriguing backgrounds that are sure to figure further in the story, but for now, I just enjoy watching them strategize together.
You Who Forgot Poetry: Though the cast and premise put this on my to-watch list immediately, the show’s writing has baffled me from the start. On one hand we have this wonderful, slice of life human drama, a relatable and noble heroine surrounded by people who are terrible in ordinary ways, which is so well illustrated by aptly chosen poetry. On the other hand we have the same gags over and over, with characters repeating their worn-out, corny catchphrases nearly every time we see them in a scene. I just have such a hard time reconciling the former, which I love, with the latter, which sets my teeth on edge. But all things are forgiven because of Lee Yubi and Lee Jun-hyuk together, especially this week as we get to see Bo-young finally have her affections returned by a man who appreciates her worth, and we discover that Dr. Ye is even more of a dork in love than some of us had secretly hoped. I was rolling with laughter at his “poker face” at work. THESE TWO ARE JUST TOO CUTE FOR WORDS.