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
Doctor Prisoner: The Devil can retire now, because Na Yi-je’s speech to lure Dr. Han out of her clean revenge was oh-so-wrong but sounded oh-so-right. “You need to let go of something valuable if you want something more desperately. I’ve given up everything to catch those scumbags. What have you given up?” It makes me wonder why we’re not all walking around with vendetta on our minds. But then again, going to prison just to avenge my stolen Yakult seems a bit too much. I’ll just revenge vicariously through Na Yi-je for now.
Possessed: My K-drama unni-friend has been mind hoodooing me to start this for weeks. So with the promise of a hot Yeon Jung-hoon and the convenience of Netflix picking this up, I finally started. It’s surprisingly sweet (for an OCN drama) how the leads are falling for each other while sharing ghost-warding tips. The Yeon Jung-hoon thing was a scam since he only showed up for 5 seconds in episode four, but I’m too hooked by the charming leads to notice.
That Psychometric Guy: I like that they’re training An to use his skills better but I’m sad that the solution is to make him smart. I want him to stay adorably dumb forever. I know, I know, he needs to git gud so he can prove Hyung’s innocence. His EQ is already waaay high though, shouldn’t that be enough? Our girl Jae-in is the brains of the operation here. T_T
The Banker: I thought I had all the characters sorted out. Ahn Nae-sang’s VP Yook is evil and corrupt, marked by his tantrums and plotting while sitting on his Giant Chair of Evil™. President Kang is the benevolent “powerless” president who wishes to clean up his organization by promoting an old-fashioned punny banker (♥) from a remote branch to audit the bigwigs. Chae Shi-ra is the awesome wildcard who can kick everyone’s ass but chooses to work for the winning team for now (an excellent tactic, Madame). But this week’s last few scenes made my head hurt because 😯 President Kang is evil and VP Yook wasn’t bluffing all along? Then what happens to our Noh Dae-ho and his team of bright-eyed auditing puppies? They’re gonna get their hearts broken if they find out they just gave more power to the bad guys.
Five Kids: This show really went there by making Sang-tae’s mom so realistically hypocritical about her children’s future. I hate her right now for being horrible to Mi-jung just because she’s “beneath” her son, then turning around and pushing Yeon-tae to date the famous and rich golf champion. I know that the show will later say, “look, Mom just wants what’s best for her children” but I dislike this mindset so much. It’s greed, plain and simple. It’s that feeling of wanting to take everything, be on top of everyone, while at the same time hating the idea of giving someone a leg up unless it benefits you too. It’s why the whole world sucks right now. And it sucks that when people like Sang-tae and Mi-jung want to live a happy, fulfilled life together, greedy people push them to do the opposite.
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