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…
Designated Survivor: 60 Days: Episode 4 is my favorite yet, mostly because it’s 60 minutes long (short!) and we finally get more of Weasel Oppa aka Lee Jun-hyuk who seems to have flipped roles again and is playing a shady guy this time around. I can’t wait to see him manipulate public sentiment to steal the limelight from our nerdy president who can barely even inspire confidence from his own staff. And though I hate watching shows where clueless, honest people fight a losing battle because their enemies are unprincipled, smart crooks, I love watching a good, twisty fight even more. So bring on the roller coaster, 60 Days.
Angel’s Last Mission: Love: Y’know, last week I kept thinking that this show is like your classic rom-com from a decade ago: cute premise, not-so-good execution, chaebol with a nasty temper, love interest with the patience of an angel (literally) to change said temper, horrible extended family trying to steal the company, and a last minute happy ending that doesn’t make sense. If this aired in 2005, it would’ve been a hit. The second lead girl is even likeable! You don’t see that a lot, even now. But it’s a decade too late to be original. I don’t want to hate on the show though, because I like that the “frosty heir” who needed intervention was a lady, and amazingly acted at that. I can name a dozen meh shows I’ve watched for an Oppa, but we don’t get a lot of them for Unnis in dramaland, because they’re not always given this huge a spotlight or role to work with. So I’m glad this show exists, because Shin Hye-sun’s Yeon-seo was perfection. (I was honestly a bit scared when she kneeled in front of the altar and challenged God with such haughtiness!) I think we can all agree that we watched it for her. Though I still don’t understand that ending LOL and I’ll peep the final recap comments for answers.
Lookout: Oh man, I’m just at that part where the episode ends on Do-han smirking in Yoon Seung-ro’s face after getting him to contact Detective Nam and putting their evil deeds on record. Do-han looks unhinged and I’m screaming IT’S TOO EARLY TO GLOAT!!! First of all, Yoon Seung-ro isn’t in jail yet. Secondly, Detective Nam hasn’t agreed to be a witness yet. And most importantly, there are five episodes left, so obviously Yoon Seung-ro isn’t gonna go down easy. That’s like, basic K-drama logic. Genius lawyer and master manipulator he may be, but my K-drama wisdom beats Do-han this time.
One Spring Night: It’s over. *moment of silence* But it was such a lovely drama, and came to such a beautiful conclusion! I’m entirely satisfied. I was nervous for a little while there (as were a lot of people with Pretty Noona PTSD), especially towards the last few episodes, but in the end I’m glad I trusted this story. The good-hearted people found their strength and faced their obstacles with honesty and maturity. And the jerks of the drama? I got a kick out of them getting drunk together in the middle of the day, blaming each other for their problems as a way to save their egos. I won’t miss them, but I will miss our lovely couple, Jung-in’s sisters (that group hug!), Ji-ho’s parents that made me teary the whole drama long, and of course, little Eun-woo.
If We Were a Season: Based on recent Beanie recommendations, I watched this lovely one-episode drama that totally flew under my drama radar back in 2017. Chae Soo-bin and Jang Dong-yoon were lovely here, and the drama told a well-crafted story for only an hour long tale. While I could have easily taken another 15 hours tacked onto that, to quote Jane Austen it was “perfect in being too short.” I wanted more — but I actually like that feeling for a change.
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