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…
People With Flaws: I keep coming back to this show despite its, well, flaws. The romance between Ahn Jae-hyun and Oh Yeon-seo has been pretty frustrating thus far and I’m just holding onto the hope that the show provides a satisfying resolution at least. On the other hand, I really enjoy the relationship between the siblings. Even though Oh Yeon-seo is the one who runs the household, I love how the two older brothers support and protect their family. There’s a lot of heart in their performances and the two are really carrying the show for me.
Chocolate: Although it was nice to finally, finally get some development in the main romance today, Jang Seung-jo continues to impress me with his character. In many ways he’s still the little boy that we see in flashbacks, unsure about his relationship with his cousin, and upset and hurt by everything that’s happened. However, his character has shown a lot of growth and I loved his line to Yoon Kye-sang about what Yoon’s mother would have truly wanted for her son. I hope the show brings happiness and peace for Jang Seung-jo’s character, but I’m worried about which direction the show will go now with recent revelations.
Currently recapping: Diary of a Prosecutor
Stove League: We had another interesting issue pop up for the Dreams who never have a shortage of problems. Seeing as my country doesn’t have mandatory military service, I can’t say I entirely get the seriousness of Robert allegedly dodging his service. But it’s clearly a fraught issue with serious cultural ramifications. I get why he was hesitant to come back to Korea and face the public and how he could feel guilty (even though he didn’t have much of a choice at the time), but I’m still a bit confused as to the logistics. He’s a US citizen now, right? If he’s no longer a Korean citizen, wouldn’t he have to be treated exactly like any other international player? That one reporter brought up serving in the military now, which makes absolutely no sense if he’s no longer a Korean citizen. I’m pretty sure you can’t just serve in a foreign military since that might be a teensy bit like treason. So I’m a little confused as to what people expect him to do. Either way, seeing as he’s been officially brought in as an international player, he should be treated exactly the same as others in his position. Not that I foresee that happening.
No Second Chances: Okay, Hae-jun’s mom needs to chill and stop framing Bak-ha for stuff like it’s her pastime. I’m glad Hae-jun doesn’t give her a pass just because she’s his mom–she’s super shady and needs to be held accountable. As hard as it is to accept, he’s starting to see that. But poor Bak-ha can’t catch a break. Her resiliency and hard work, though, are impressive. I love how matter of fact she is about everything. It’s nice to have a female lead who is so mature and proactive. She’s really helping Hae-jun to mature, too. And he finally admitted his feelings! I’m curious what she’ll do about it. Her crying on the phone the second she heard his voice was telling, but I imagine it’ll be hard for her to accept her own feelings. I have a feeling she’ll feel guilty for liking someone, although I hope she allows herself to be happy. Plus, Yeol-mu’s already got Hae-jun wrapped around his tiny baby finger, so Bak-ha doesn’t have to worry about that.
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