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…
Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2: Why am I loving this show so much? I missed the first season, I don’t really favor medical dramas, and there are a bunch of other shows waiting on my list… but I am really loving this one. How do they make a medical drama so warm and sweet? We’re only three weeks in and I’m already getting choked up over Teacher Kim’s “rehabilitation” of the young doctors — he’s so perceptive, patient, and yet pushes them too. And it’s so great seeing them rise to his challenge and confront their (many) issues. Another thing I love about him is his appreciation and thanks for the team and their hard work. You can tell that one simple phrase of “well done” or “good job” from Teacher Kim means the world to everyone in that hospital. Can I work there too? Please?!
Touch: Against my better judgement I decided to see what’s haps in this show after the first week, and it was fun to see the makeup wars continue. Avant-garde makeup sure is pretty to look at. And so is Lee Tae-hwan. I’m really loving him in this role, and his relationship with the heroine is what’s keeping me interested – and so is all the skincare, which I’m shamelessly enjoying (even more than the makeup). Secret ginseng serum? Sign me up! While I like this drama’s early set-up in the makeup/skincare world with all its rivalry and artistry, the more I watch the more I’m bracing myself for when the “real” romance of the drama begins. I will probably be skedaddling at that point, but for now, Touch makes me want to amp up my skincare — and I guess that’s a pretty decent takeaway?
Currently recapping: Diary of a Prosecutor
Stove League: I know absolutely nothing about sports, so I have no idea how teams actually run and what goes on behind the scenes. But for entertainment purposes, the hurdles the management faces and the speedy resolutions have been interesting. I like that we get very different issues each week so that despite the never-ending problems, it doesn’t feel like we’re recycling the same thing over and over. Also, the problems are never dragged out. One minor annoyance for me, though, is Baek Seung-soo’s seemingly infallible ability to solve every problem almost single-handedly. It’s not that big a deal, but I’d prefer to see more focus on other members of the management doing their jobs too. I’d be hard-pressed to say what most of the others do besides Se-young.
No Second Chances: Thank goodness the angst wasn’t dragged out. I was afraid we’d get weeks of angsty separation, but Bak-ha’s attempt to cut Hae-jun out of her life didn’t last long. She’s too nice to do the whole act of pushing him away by being mean, so I’m glad she was true to her character and realized he was a good friend who deserved her support. All this time, it’s been Hae-jun supporting Bak-ha, which makes sense given the recent upheaval and hardship in her life. But it was nice that she got a chance to support him too and didn’t hesitate to trust him. On another note, I’m glad Woo-jae finally told the truth. He didn’t really do anything wrong at the time—the main issue is that he covered it up afterward. Now that everyone’s on the same page and ready to help, maybe Bak-ha can make more headway in her quest to prove her late husband’s innocence.
Eun-joo’s Room: After reading missvictrix’s review, I decided to check it out. It’s like a drama and HGTV had a baby, which is not something I ever expected to come across. But it works. I’m not even halfway through yet, but so far, it’s a cute little show with a simple storyline and fun characters. Eun-joo is such a relatable lead, and I love her relationship with Min-seok. But I’m really here for the home renovations. I’ve been impressed with how well they’re worked in without feeling forced. I’ve enjoyed all the DIY stuff so far, but that accent wall… I want it. They even used my favorite color! I was seriously sitting on my bed working out which wall it would work best on the other day. Not that I’ll ever get around to it, but a girl can dream.
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