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: House on Wheels
My Unfamiliar Family: My feelings for this show are too big for words. It was just such a beautiful, sometimes painful, journey and I’m so happy I had this show in my life.
Graceful Friends: If A Couple’s World was a bomb thrown through my screen, Graceful Friends is the drama version of a Rubik’s Cube. At first, I thought I had a solid grasp on the scheming and that we were looking at one big revenge plot. But now, it seems like there’s more than one person looking for payback and I’m not sure where or who all these threads lead back to.
Currently weecapping: Backstreet Rookie, Graceful Friends, and United Effort to Accomplish One Thing
Flower of Evil: Whoa, I don’t think I expected this drama to be quite so fun quite so fast! I loved Episode 1 and our setup of the happy couple — a detective wife who “believes only what she sees” and a sexy metal worker husband who’s got an elaborate cover-up going on. I was super hooked right away, but then Episode 2 quelled my excitement a little. I love the larger plot and intrigue, but I’m already getting episodic crime scene investigation fatigue. It’s not you, show, it’s me. I get bored watching random crimes get investigated: the culprit is always the least likely one, so it’s easy to guess and boring to watch play out. That being said, I’m enjoying this violent and emotionless Jun-ki (and so is he, you can tell!), and I’m still interested to see how our larger plot plays out.
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay: I guessed the “twist” regarding Moon-young’s mom almost from the start, but I was hoping it wouldn’t go such an obvious route. It’s a bit more melodramatic and stereotypical than I wanted here. I think we’re headed into pre-finale angst territory which is usually my least favorite stretch. External conflicts, here we come.
Train: Yeah… I’m dropping this. I had hoped this wouldn’t feel like a straight-up procedural given the sci-fi element, but oh well.
Flower of Evil: I went into this for Lee Jun-ki and Moon Chae-won, but I was leery that it’d be another run-of-the-mill detective/serial killer show. Although it has elements of a crime procedural, having Hee-sung be the main character and focusing on his personal life à la Dexter makes it more compelling for me. So far, I like it, and I’ll probably stick with it unless it settles into a typical cop-chasing-serial-killer show.
United Effort to Accomplish One Thing: This drama makes me appreciate being poor.
- Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching (July 25, 2020)
- Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching (July 18, 2020)
- Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching (July 11, 2020)
- Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching (July 4, 2020)
- Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching (June 27, 2020)
- Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching (June 20, 2020)
- Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching (June 13, 2020)