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 Fellow Citizens: Yoo Jae-myung’s commitment to being the sleaziest, trashiest assemblyman in his two-second closeups is hilarious. So is the “political strategy meeting” for Yang Jung-gook’s team that somehow ended up being an episode of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? And with the introduction of mob sisters #1-2, I’m on tenterhooks for more gangster shenanigans and the mysterious sister #3. (They can’t be keeping her identity a secret just because they ran out of funny ideas, right?) Surprisingly, amidst all the laughs, My Fellow Citizens manages to inject some heart and food for thought with its incisive commentary about politics and relationships, making it a well-balanced watch that I look forward to every week.
Doctor Prisoner: The show is back to better pacing after handsomely spinning its wheels in place last week. Finally, someone has had a significant change in their (mis)fortune. And it’s not that I don’t enjoy watching Director Seon suffering, but methinks he should really just lie down and let Na Yi-je step on him on his way to fight Director Lee. It’s less painful that way.
Special Labor Inspector Jo: So satisfying, even if it’s just a puppet takedown. But I knew it’s too good to last. Of course, chaotic evil Tae-soo is taking over. Of course, he’ll have lawful evil Secretary Woo on his side. Can’t our ragtag gang just enjoy solving small societal problems together without having past trauma thrown in their faces? Someone please protect our underdog babies!
Five Kids: I feel bad for Jin-joo reaping what her parents have sown when it comes to in-law-hell. Her parents always seemed “all heart and money, no brain” when it comes to their grandkids so I didn’t find their plotting and barging in too offensive. They’re just people who grew up with no one to teach them “manners.” They obviously just want a family to dote on and people who will treat them nicely despite their habitual faux pas. I’ve been waiting since 5ever for them to realize how precious Mi-jung’s kids are and how fuller their hearts will feel to dote on them. I thought the abrasive Ok-soon would be the one to get this arc, but watching Grandpa flailing around, trying to make sense of his grandkids-in-law’s histrionics (Pat-bing-soo traitor! Rock murderer!) is more adorable and satisfying.
That Psychometric Guy: Ahhhh! I love this show so much — it’s the only drama I can think about right now. I just experienced that awesome hallway fight scene with Jae-in and An, followed by the rooftop smooch… It’s nothing but sheer K-drama happiness with this show. Now all I have to do is accurately time my catch-up watching so that I don’t have to endure the wait for the final two weeks of episodes (also, please don’t end!).
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