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…
Top Star Yoo Baek: My man, Yoo Baek! The past few episodes have seen Yoo Baek undergo some genuine growth, but lately it feels like every step forward that he takes, Kang-soon takes two steps back. I can’t wrap my head around the most recent episode…where has the strong, bold Kang-soon I liked so much gone? Why is Kang-soon content to just float with the tide? The angsty flavor is also hampering my enjoyment of the show–this was supposed to be my light, fluffy weekend treat! I am a simple gal, I just want lots of sweetness and happy endings for Yoo Baek, Kang-soon (preferably together), and all the islanders.
Red Moon, Blue Sun: I half-regret having started this drama. Not because it’s bad or boring–it’s too good in its depictions of child abuse and abusers and I find that the drama lingers with me long after I’ve finished watching. I keep getting drawn back to the show week after week, not just because of the mysteries involved, but because of the questions the drama poses about abuse and justice. Though I want to find out who Red Cry is (and what is the deal with Eun-ho?), but I can’t wait to learn more about Woo-kyung’s family and past.
An Empress’s Dignity: I wish I could quit you! At first An Empress’s Dignity was a hate watch. Then a guilty pleasure. Now, it’s a must-watch. It’s so over the top and ridiculous, but for some reason I can’t turn away. Jang Nara is so charming, and even the villains are entertainingly evil. It’s hard not to love a drama that doesn’t take itself too seriously while its actors dedicate themselves entirely to their characters, no matter how absurd the plot gets.
SKY Castle: Forget the annoying mom-in-laws from makjang-land, no one has doted on their precious child as much as Professor Cha does with Se-ri. Their hilarious airport reunion and his proud heart-eyes when she talks about volunteering with Malia Obama is priceless! I almost feel bad for him that things aren’t all right with Se-ri, and just when he’s finished cackling at Mi-hyang’s family for having an embarrassing secret too. I also can’t believe that I waited for Se-ri’s reveal for three weeks, only to have her homecoming be eclipsed by my new favorite thing in the world: the fragile truce between Hye-na and Mi-hyang. They’re both such pragmatic go-getters, I wonder if Mi-hyang sees that and respects Hye-na as a proper enemy. That scene where she drives Hye-na, threatens her, gets threatened back, slaps her, leaves her in the middle of nowhere, then brakes after ten seconds… then Hye-na just gets back in the car and they seal the deal? I ship that crazy “Okay, we’ve let our emotions out, time to do business” energy and want them to team up soon! I’m almost sorry for Coach Kim when Mi-hyang catches on to what she’s doing. Because in my SKY Castle fantasy, Hye-na becomes attached to the Kang family and considers herself one of them already, thus helping her stepmom to expose Coach Kim, fend off their snob grandma, and hard-carry Ye-seo into her dream university.
Thirty But Seventeen: This drama is as light and inspiring as the December theme posts said it is. A reminder that it’s okay to move in your own pace and enjoy the “getting there” part of life. It’s a nice show to start 2019 with, just when you’re re-evaluating the past and trying to set goals for the future. Thank you for spreading your love for this drama!
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