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 weecapping: Zombie Detective
Forest of Secrets 2: I don’t have too much to say, other than that I loved the second season. It was so well done, and it felt like Forest of Secrets but it didn’t feel derivative of the first season, it felt like an expanded, messier look at the world. The last two episodes were so beautifully done, and that Shi-mok smile is almost enough to tide me over until next season. (Please let there be another season!)
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: It was a little over the top; a little light on actual plot, but it was so bright and colorful that I can’t stop watching. I don’t normally like clueless protagonists, but Go Ara is so winning as Lala that I’m less annoyed and more rooting for her to make it in the real world.
Tale of the Nine Tailed: Jo Boa, I forgive you for Forest! Nine Tailed has even cured me of my Forest-related “flaming hand” trauma. I love just how smart and strategic Jo Boa’s character is, though I’m a little creeped out by how willing she is to stab people.
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: I asked for fluff and I certainly got it. I don’t really know what to make of this show yet, but hey, it’s fun. A little weird and oftentimes jumbled in its storytelling, but fun nonetheless. And I didn’t realize how much I missed Go Ara; she’s so freaking cute here.
Private Lives: Interestinggg. The first episode felt like a cool, fast-paced movie, and by the end, I wanted more. I’m not exactly in the mood for another dark, twisty drama (after finishing Forest of Secrets), but I don’t know… There’s something about Seohyun and her drive for revenge that’s pulling me in.
Record of Youth: I thought this was so slow in the beginning, but now that Hye-joon has been thrown into the spotlight, it’s picking up. I like seeing a hardworking character succeed, and I like the reversal of his once successful best friend suddenly feeling the competition. What I don’t like is that a lot of the characters still feel empty. They’re just so childish, like the dad, the brother, the asshole talent manager. Even the romance/love triangle comes across as childish sometimes. But you know what, I love that they call themselves out when they’re being cheesy. Hye-joon and Jung-ha are adorbs, not gonna lie.
Forest of Secrets 2: The last two episodes of this were So. Good. Thrilling, surprising, and satisfying. Still, overall, I didn’t enjoy this season as much as the first. I feel that way about most drama sequels, and sequels in general, so eh, it is what it is. I’m just happy the show ended on a good note. (AKA That smile!!)
Currently weecapping: Do You Like Brahms, Zombie Detective, Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol,
When I Was the Most Beautiful: Yes, I’m still here! I can’t turn this off. It’s more melo than melo, and more melo than my makjang drama… but I wish the ridiculousness would never end! We had a lot happen this week, but for all the crazy, I still can’t put my finger on where this drama is going to land — and there’s only one week to go. What will happen to Hwannie and his decade of devotion to Ye-ji? How deep does Ye-ji’s masochism run? Why is Jin such a giant baby? Why is Stephanie Lee so bad in this drama? How is Kim Mi-kyung always 10/10? Where can I get Ye-ji’s blouse wardrobe? So many questions.
Currently Recapping: Tale of the Nine Tailed
Zombie Detective: This week dialed up the comedy to 11. I about died when “ALMOST PAAAARADIIIISE” started playing. That whole sequence was hilarious. And then there was his Mortal Kombat fight with the boar that was so amazingly undignified and ridiculous. Although I wasn’t a fan of Sun-ji at first, she is growing on me, and there’s no doubt her and Moo-young make a great comedic pair.
Do You Like Brahms: They finally starting to give depth to Jung-kyung this week. Seeing her reach out to that teenage girl and even the fight she had with her dad and grandmother helped make her seem more human. Poor Song-ah is getting it from all sides. She’s worked so hard only to be told over and over she’s not good enough for her dream or her boyfriend. On the lighter side, it was great seeing Joon-young open up to her more. He’s so incredibly lonely and stifled and desperately needs someone to lean on. Why is everyone so awful to these sweet people?
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: This is just the lighthearted, breezy drama I’ve been in the mood for. It’s cute and fun so far, although that doctor is seriously creeping me out with his stalker vibes. Unlike Do You Like Brahms, it’s not a musically-themed drama so much as a drama whose lead is a musician. I was worried I’d try to compare them, but they’re so different there’s no danger of that.
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