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…
Miracle That We Met: I was pleasantly surprised at how satisfied I was with the ending. My mind was tangled trying to imagine how Hyun-cheol’s dilemma over his two families could be happily resolved, so when he finally met Kai, I was prepared for what happened next. The key to this narrative was always the warmhearted and thoughtful chef Hyun-cheol and it was his wish that gave all of the characters the chance to be happy. I’d forgotten just how goofy chef Hyun-cheol was in his original body and was reminded how cute he was with his family. I suppose the miracle was that banker Hyun-cheol saw himself through the chef’s eyes and finally appreciated what was precious to him. Considering what a tyrant he was in the beginning, that’s no small miracle.
About Time: The life clock angle of this romance offers a layer of mystery that makes About Time such an unconventional love story. I like it! What’s grabbed my attention is the performance of Im Se-mi as Lee Sang-yoon’s almost fiancée, who hides her anger behind a pleasant smile. She’d been toying with him but now that he’s distracted, she’s turned into a tiger and I imagine we’ll see her claws soon enough. I can’t figure out why Lee Sung-kyung’s life clock reverses when she’s around her boss because I’m pretty sure the fiancée wants to kill her.
Sketch: After the first two episodes I’m digging this show a lot. There’s a lot of great cinematography throughout, especially the camerawork during the big action sequences (the boat fight with the gorgeous bridge backdrop is just fantastic). Perhaps more importantly, though, the setup for the actual premise of the show really dug its hooks into me. I love that there are two teams able to see the future and that they each have very different ideas of how to handle this power. And while Jang Tae-joon and Do-jin’s way of doing things is maybe a bit more morally objectionable, it still seems, for now, to come from a desire to save innocent people, so I’m hesitant to classify their partnership as strictly evil at the moment. And while it’s fair to say that what they’re doing is wrong, I always love when a show makes me sympathize with the bad guys enough to kind of understand why they might think their methods are justifiable. If only they didn’t also kill the innocent people who might try to stop them.
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