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…
Forest of Secrets 2: I don’t know what it is, but I’m not falling into this one. I thought Season 1 was spectacular, and I was pumped for the reunion of our characters… but I don’t know. Maybe I’m not in the right mood for a crime thriller. (Correction: I know I’m not in the mood. I’m in dire need of a sugary rom-com.) Also, maybe I’m scared to see Shi-mok and Yeo-jin possibly butting heads. It’s an interesting change, and I’m curious to see where it goes, but augh, it’s like watching two of your friends fight.
You From Another Star: So, yeah, I needed my Kim Soo-hyun fix after It’s Okay. But I’m already regretting my decision to rewatch this, because I’m getting flashbacks to my first viewing… When I was in my dorm room and I was holding back sobs so I wouldn’t wake my roommate. But it’s too late to turn back now. I’m completely captured by the nostalgia, You are my destiny’s and all.
Currently weecapping: Graceful Friends
When I Was the Most Beautiful: After enjoying this drama’s premiere week so much, there’s no way I would (or could) stop watching. However, for the record, I have a strong hunch that this will be a drama better for the swift speed of a marathon rather than a live watch. A marathon helps us skate over plot bumps more easily, and also mitigates the ache of waiting for episodes, both of which are particularly hard during a melodrama (they just work so much better when they can be sweeping, soupy brain-takeovers!). That being said, I’m about to ignore my own advice because I really don’t want to pause this drama and wait to marathon it. So, I’m here for the aches and the plot bumps alike — and for our two brothers and their tale of woe.
And now, with that preamble out of the way, onto thoughts on this week’s episode (the typhoon gypped us of our Wednesday airing so it was just Episode 3 this week). The tone of this drama really struck me last week, and I’m happy to say that it continued just as strongly this week — with a giant side dish of pain. Man, already they are going hard for the brother vs. brother angle, and no matter how swoony Jin is, he seems a bit dangerous, especially next to the innocent adoration of Hwan. But this week we also see a pretty rough side of Hwan as well, so it’s interesting to see both brothers’ flaws simultaneously. There were so many call-out moments — like Ye-ji invited to be a student at the pottery studio, or the farewell she gets at the school — but I gobbled up every moment of the show this week. It felt rich enough to make up for getting only one episode, and I’m falling as hard for the drama as the brothers are for Ye-ji.
Currently Recapping: Forest of Secrets 2
Flower of Evil: This drama isn’t what I expected it to be, and I was kind of disappointed we went the safer (and more cliched) route with Hee-sung’s character. I had to adjust my expectations, but I am enjoying it for the most part. The procedural stuff does bore me, but thankfully, that hasn’t been the main focus. I hope it doesn’t take over as we go forward.
Answer Me 1988: Since I’m going through a bit of a drama slump, I decided it was the perfect time to tackle my to-watch list. Yes, I know; it’s ridiculous that I’m only just now diving into this one. I watched the first episode back when it aired, but I decided to shelve it until I was more in the mood for something slow and slice-of-life-y. Somehow I never got back to it, and I’m finally fixing that oversight. I’m actually glad I already know who’s endgame since I’ve never been a fan of the who’s-the-husband angle of these – now I can just sit back and enjoy.
Currently recapping: Was It Love
My Unfamiliar Family: It’s been so long since I had time to watch something that I’m not recapping! First order of business was to check this show out, since it was so well-loved across the board. I’m about three eps in and I love the imperfect characters that make up the family. I am excited to binge more during the weekend to see what shenanigans they get up to! Currently still giggling about the pouty “22 year-old” Sang-shik and his cute adoration for his wife. I’m eager to see if this helps repair their relationship, or if the damage has already been done.
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