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…
Currently recapping: The Light in Your Eyes
That Psychometric Guy: I had to check this out because of the repeated cries of “Please don’t be evil, Hyung!” echoing in various places. Though I came for the promise of a tragic bromance, I fell in love right away with Lee An. Why? Because he’s so dumb! LOL His dumbness serves as great comedic relief but also highlights that his power is a weapon that can hurt both ways if used incorrectly. It makes sense that Hyung refuses to let An loose on the world when he doesn’t understand the implications of his visions yet. I’ll also take that as foreshadowing that though Hyung might look Very Shady right now, we’re not getting the whole picture and shouldn’t jump to conclusions too. Because Hyung can’t be evil! Please! *gives offerings to the Temple of the Bromance God*
Doctor Prisoner: This show is like chess except there are four teams and you can switch sides any time you want. You can take a turn any time you want in any direction you want. Your only goal is to not die while trying to outsmart everyone else. So, it’s nothing like chess but it’s shaping up to be an epic fight. I can see why it jumped to 14% by episodes 3-4. Namgoong Min looking incredibly hot as the chaotic good doctor out to exact revenge on those who wronged his patients is just a bonus.
Spain Guest House: Just when I was feeling sad that Coffee Friends had ended, Na PD surprised me with another show! And it’s a reunion with Cha Seung-won and Yoo Hae-jin! Sadly, Sohn Ho-joon couldn’t join them (he was busy with Coffee Friends and the The Light in Your Eyes). But there’s a new errand boy: Bae Jung-nam! The first episode was just the set-up. The trio headed to Spain and got settled at the hostel which they will be running over the course of the show. Cha Seung-won will be the chef, of course, making meals for the guests. And Yoo Hae-jin will be taking care of the front desk and putting his handy-man skills to work as well. He doesn’t speak English well, but I was pretty impressed with how witty he was. I had a good chuckle at his dad jokes about the “cozy” and “empty” rooms. Can’t wait for the next episode!
The Light in Your Eyes: I’m kind of scared to catch up on this. I went into this drama thinking it would be a fantasy rom-com, but it’s actually a heart wrenchingly beautiful rendition about how a (SPOILER WARNING: highlight to read) woman with Alzheimer’s perceives her world. However, this also makes veteran actress Kim Hye-ja the true lead of this show which is really great in so many ways.
Spring Must Be Coming: This show is just so fun! Every time I think the tropes will get tired or dragged out, the show continues to bring in new developments and go in unexpected directions. And the drama has done a surprisingly good job at keeping the plot at a zippy pace. I love that all the actors are really committed to delivering the comedy as well. Although, befuddled Lee Jong-hyuk continues to be my favorite.
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