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…
I Live Alone: I’m not a steady watcher of I Live Alone but when I heard Sohn Dam-bi would be guesting, I tuned in out of curiosity. I loved her performance in When the Camellia Blooms and wanted to see what her “off-screen” personality was like (well, as off-screen as someone can be for a variety at least). I was surprised by just how funny she is. She has this ditzy charm and is just so slow-paced when it comes to everything. It makes me want to see her as a regular in an outdoorsy variety, just to see her flail and fail while taking forever to do it. I think her appearance was a one-off, but I hope she makes some more appearances as I’d love to see more of her and her friendship with Gong Hyo-jin and Jung Ryeo-won. There was a little peak into their relationship in the most recent episode and it’s so wholesome. Right after Sohn Dam-bi managed to successfully start a fire on her own, she called up Jung Ryeo-won, who just happened to be chilling with Gong Hyo-jin and the group gave Sohn Dam-bi a congratulatory cheer for starting the fire. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard while watching someone do simple tasks.
Chocolate: It hurts so good! I’m at episode 15 and I’m torn between wanting the last episode now and holding off so I have a piece of the drama to look forward to. It’s been such a poignant show and every episode usually leaves me teetering between sad tears and happy tears. I was expecting the sadness, what with the hospice setting and our protagonists’ backgrounds, but I’ve found that any sorrow has been balanced out by a sweet note that keeps things from being too soul crushing. Yes, there’s loss, but there’s also the love that remains behind. There’s quite a bit that I enjoy about Chocolate, and one of my favorite developments has been the growth of the relationship between our two cousins, Kang and Joon. I’d hope they’d make peace with each other, but wasn’t sure they’d get there until the last few episodes. I’m not a huge fan of their family apart from them frankly Now that they’ve gone from rivals to family (and allies), I’m excited to see where things go for the cousins. I won’t get my hopes up yet since there’s still one episode left but I’m hoping for a happy ending for Kang and Cha-yeon, as well as peace for Joon and the hospice family.
Crash Landing on You: I’m an episode behind (it’s a strategy), but that won’t stop me from gushing here about how much I love Kim Jung-hyun and his deepening story with our awesome heroine. I might just be a glutton for punishment, but I love him with Sohn Ye-jin. Their chemistry is really great and has a different feel to it than the megawatt star power of Sohn Ye-jin + Hyun Bin. That pair is delightful in their OTP way, and watching them is half the fun, but there’s something unpredictable about Kim Jung-hyun and Sohn Ye-jin that makes me want to keep watching (which is how I feel about Kim Jung-hyun’s acting on the whole, but that’s a topic for another day).
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