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…
Currently recapping: Hi Bye, Mama!
Crash Landing on You: Had this drama on pause for the longest time, since I had too much on my plate. Then I realized that Hi Bye, Mama!, the drama that replaced it, was already ending soon, and I still hadn’t watched those last six episodes of Crash Landing on You. I know that if I don’t get on it, I never will. And what better time than now, right? So here we are — I missed our sweet soldier and his bumbling ducklings, and what a way to jump back in, with them exploring South Korea. Jung-hyuk is still being Mr. Swoony-pants, this time in expensive suit pants (courtesy of his girl). He and Se-ri are honestly like two high school sweethearts just being in love and I live for every moment of it. What I like, actually, is that this second half feels like a different drama. Not only because of the change of setting, but because of the shift in our second leads’ relationship. They’re well on their way to stealing my heart too.
Currently weecapping: Hyena, A Piece of Your Mind, and Rugal
I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day: I continue to adore this show. Of course the main storyline usually takes up most of my attention (and commentary), but I feel like I need to take some time this week just to talk about the amazingness that is Hwi. This girl is goals. She’s like the crazy forest sprite to contrast Eun-seob’s sad mountain man. I can’t get enough of her riding that bike like a madwoman through crowds of school mates shouting, “Out of the way!” The only thing I love more than the characters in this show is the characters together in this show, and near the top of the list are Hwi and Eun-seob’s encounters. Especially this week. Hwi’s blatant foot-stamping anger and jealousy for Eun-seob’s love and attention were just so… precious. And that whole bike seat scene killed me.
A Couple’s World: Hmm, I really wasn’t going to watch this drama. But then the ratings made me curious. And then @stroopwafel made me even more curious. And it turns out this drama is this amazing slick bit of makjang that not only grips my attention 100%, but offers some serious catharsis (am I crazy?) that I didn’t know I needed right now. I’m hooked.
Currently recapping: I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day
Hi Bye, Mama!: We hadn’t dealt much with the sister’s reaction yet, so it was nice to focus on her a little. But my favorite moment had to be our fierce trio, hilariously taking down the awful moms in the kids’ café. It’s great seeing Min-jung happy and taking control instead of passively feeling like a guest in her own life. And, as always, little Seo-woo is a scene-stealer. When she put that sticker on the family picture … she obviously thinks of Yu-ri as family, knowing that she’s been with them all along. I’m really worried about what Yu-ri’s possible disappearance will do to her. Poor Kang-hwa was so heartbroken when he realized Yu-ri had been a ghost and seen everything through the years. He’s in such an awful position, but he’s really trying. His dropping Seo-woo off to Yu-ri’s family was so heartwarming. Even if Yu-ri can’t stay, it’ll be great if Seo-woo gets Yu-ri’s family back since they love her to pieces.
365: Repeat the Year: This show is so much fun. One of my favorite books is Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, so it’s no surprise this is working for me. But people are certainly dropping like flies here. I expected them to last a bit longer. At least everyone is suspicious now and taking the threat seriously. It’s seeming more and more like everyone is connected, and I’m looking forward to seeing the bigger picture. I’m also enjoying the Ga-hyun and Hyung-jo sleuthing duo. The scene where Hyung-jo tries to put the earbuds in Ga-hyun’s ears while she looks at him like’s he’s outta his mind was hilarious. Ga-hyun is pretty all-around awesome.
Hyena: I’m now caught up thanks to some binging. Kim Hye-soo and Joo Ji-hoon are still killing it with their nuanced portrayals and fantastic chemistry. Geum-ja and Hee-jae operate so differently, but they somehow complement each other. Geum-ja plays things close to the vest, whereas Hee-jae is so painfully vulnerable. Even Geum-ja can’t ignore when he gets all vulnerable, and now that he’s struggling, she can’t feign indifference. She obviously cares about him, which I doubt he’ll let her forget later. On another note, I really like Ji-eun and her dynamic with Geum-ja. Her unabashed support of Hee-jae’s attempt to win Geum-ja over cracks me up. Also, we don’t get to see much of Lawyer Bu, but she’s unexpectedly endearing with her pretending to be all cool and suave only to freak out afterward. Their whole team is pretty great, really.
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