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…
Sweet Munchies: I’m intrigued, but wary about how the show is going to handle its gay characters and a protagonist who’s posing as gay for TV. I can’t say for certain that a show’s network home has an impact on how the writer and PD handle a storyline, but the fact that the drama changed hands from SBS to JTBC before airing gives me a little hope for this aspect of the show. I really want to see the gay characters be developed fully and I’m hoping Jung Il-woo’s decision to do the inverse of being in the closet will be handled with nuance. I have to say, Lee Hak-joo really impressed me and I found his performance the most interesting to watch. He’s restrained but still conveys so much with his eyes and expressions. I absolutely hated him in A Couple’s World, to the point where I nearly passed on watching the premiere week for Sweet Munchies, but I’m so glad I tuned in.
Oh My Baby: Go Joon! ♥ There’s so much I enjoy about this show and Go Joon is just one draw. It’s my first time seeing a squishy, adorable, awkward Go Joon and I’m here for every minute of it. One of my other favorite parts of the show has been the dynamic between his character Yi-sang and Ha-ri, specifically just how sweet and awkward their interactions are now that they’re recognizing that there is an attraction there between them. The reveal in the most recent episode behind Yi-sang’s breakup with his first love makes their potential romance more interesting and more heartbreaking all at once. I hadn’t really considered what might happen if the one man that Ha-ri falls for is also in the same boat as her fertility-wise. Regardless of this potential roadblock, my heart’s already set sail on the Ha-ri–Yi-sang ship.
Currently weecapping: When My Love Blooms
Will You Have Dinner With Me: Every now and then dramaland gives me an epic fit of giggles that is way too loud and lasts way too long. Last time, it was the cat CPR in Kill It. But last night, it was Song Seung-heon’s ajumma garb and that ridiculous bandage that was taped to his hair and flopping around in the wind hahaha. I didn’t expect the show to be anything like it was, but once I settled in, I actually really enjoyed it. It was funnier, sharper, and actually more swoony than I expected — all at once. And I secretly missed Song Seung-heon (it’s been a while since I’ve seen one of his dramas), but don’t tell him that, okay?
Currently recapping: The King: Eternal Monarch
Good Casting: I … don’t have much to say about this week’s episodes, honestly. I still don’t feel very invested, and it’s past the halfway point, so I don’t see that changing. It’s currently in the mildly-enjoyable-yet-forgettable category for me.
Mystic Pop-up Bar: Another one I’m not particularly invested in. It’s entertaining enough since I’m in the mood for something light and fun, but I’m not wowed. I’ll give it another week before deciding whether to keep watching.
Will You Have Dinner with Me: This drama was barely on my radar, but I’m glad I checked it out. It’s an interesting mix of serious emotionality and the absurd, which is not what I was expecting. I’m intrigued.
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