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…
Stove League: I wish I waited a few more episodes before starting this because the first hour set up the “losing team meets weird manager, chaos ensues” hook so well that I want to know what happens next. Except there’s no next yet because we only have one hour so far. *pouts* I just want to see how Seung-soo’s counterintuitive decisions will slowly get everyone on his side. I love shows like this where the protagonists have to collect/convince their allies one by one. It’s like an RPG. Heh~ Plus, I love Namgoong Min and Park Eun-bin’s characters. I would love for them to team up and fix their raggedy team soon, but for now I’m enjoying Se-young’s “What the fuuu…” face every time their new manager dares to call her precious Dreams team anything but brilliant. Dude, don’t mess with professional fangirls.
9.9 Billion Won Woman: I’m not gonna lie. I checked this out for Kim Kang-woo (a.k.a. our husband Jak-doo). But I was delighted to meet Jo Yeo-jung as the unfathomable-but-slightly-unhinged Jung Seo-yeon. Who else remembers her as the uncanny lady in Perfect Wife? She was the best part of that show for me. So watching 9.9 Billion Won Woman is like having a favorite villain get a spinoff drama. Shout out to Lee Ji-hoon too who’s so good at playing the slimy, cheating husband that it’s messing with my precious Woo-won memories from Rookie Historian.
Pegasus Market: I never doubted Seok-goo so the whole hullabaloo about him *possibly* betraying Pegasus Market didn’t interest me so much. But I’m just glad to send off another show that gave me laughs and comfort and heart. And the final episode was exactly that, just one big meta-goodbye party to the cast. I hope the spinoff can capture the same charm the original show has. 🙂
Catch the Ghost: It ended pretty much how I expected it to. We’d already gotten most of our answers and had all the twists they could throw at us, so nothing too surprising happened at the end. I’m glad they left a good chunk of the final episode for wrapping up character arcs rather than rushing through them in the last five minutes like some dramas do. I liked that it ended on a lighter note, recalling the more fun aspects of the show, which I preferred. While I don’t think it lived up to its potential shown in the earlier episodes, I was entertained so long as I didn’t think too hard. And it was nice having Moon Geun-young back! Her and Kim Sun-Ho were the best part of the drama for me.
Because I Want to Talk: I definitely expected to enjoy Lee Dong-wook’s new talk show, but I didn’t think I’d love it to this extent. The show is charming and quirky, which is not surprising because come on – it’s Lee Dong-wook. It’s obvious that a lot of thought was put into everything – there was this tidbit where Dong-wook was “researching” what a talk show should be like, noting that there aren’t typically any subtitles. However, hilarious captions are abundant throughout the episode. I’d consider it a hybrid variety show/talk show and it’s just a blast to watch! Jang Do-yeon as a host makes people feel at ease and is effortlessly hilarious. It’s also so fitting that Gong Yoo is the first guest. The banter between the three of them happens so naturally and the episode was finished before I knew it. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there’s kind of a ~ healing ~ aura to this whole show and I’m ready for more!
My First First Love: I finally found the time to binge both seasons this week! I was very conflicted because Tae-oh (my sweet Ji-soo who I’m always rooting for) and Do-hyun were both great guys that I could see Song-yi ending up with. A part of me really wanted it to work out with Do-hyun, but Tae-oh won me over when he grabbed Song-yi by the shoulders, telling her she deserves a guy who never makes her doubt herself. Tae-oh’s girlfriend was kind of made to look unreasonable, but honestly, good for her for calling him out. It sucks to be in the shadow of your boyfriend’s BFF, never being his top priority. Ultimately, her suspicions weren’t wrong and Tae-oh needed to take responsibility for his own feelings. It took a long time to get the childhood friends together, but the journey was worth it!
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