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
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: The drama is hitting all the right notes for me; it’s like listening to a familiar and favorite lullaby. Apart from Dr. Cha’s overtures consistently falling flat, I’m loving every other element, especially how adorable Lala and Joon are together. (Sorry not sorry for my punniness!)
Record of Youth: All I can say is that I’m still watching and Byun Woo-seok has a beautiful face.
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: Oh my garshhhhh, why are Lala and Joon so cute? Why is everything so cute, down to Mimi and her little doggy outfits? I left this week’s episodes feeling happy and full of sugary sweetness. Of course, even with a sugary sweet show, there has to be a tinge of danger. I know Lala is grateful towards this mysterious Dodosolsol person, but for all she knows, she could be talking to an obsessed stalker. Or someone wanting revenge. At least she has a good group of people around her now (the squishable Joon included).
Record of Youth: I find myself getting whiplash quite a lot with this drama. One moment Hye-joon is starting a new project, the next he’s winning an award for it. Now, he’s filming a completely different project, he’s in a scandal, and his best friend is actively seeking out his girlfriend. LET ME TAKE A BREATH, SHOW. Like, jeez. Time has always flowed this way in the drama (fast and non-linear), but it still takes me off guard. I guess the fast pace does resemble what it must be like for a star on the rise. I wanna grab Hye-joon by the shoulders and make him take a breath too.
Currently weecapping: Do You Like Brahms, Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol, Start-Up
Tale of the Nine Tailed: I really liked the opening week of this drama! It feels like it’s doing fantasy just the way I like it: wild, rule-breaking, and kinda crazy, with a side helping of dry humor. Lots of folks were complaining about Jo Boa’s character throwing herself off the balcony to test our gumiho, but I loved the gothic wildness of this scene, and so many others. I like a drama that keeps me guessing and unsure of what stunt they’ll pull next. It requires some suspension of disbelief, but I don’t usually have a problem doing that… it’s a fantasy drama about mythical creatures, after all. And now for some mint chocolate chip ice cream to eat as I catch up on this week’s episodes.
When I Was the Most Beautiful: Can’t watch the last two episodes yet. No idea where it’s going to go, and I’m not ready for it to be over. Hwan, don’t leave me.
Currently Recapping: Tale of the Nine Tailed
Do You Like Brahms: I felt bad for everyone this week – well, except Jung-kyung because she’s terrible. Poor Joon-young and Song-ah haven’t figured out how to share their burdens rather than bearing everything separately. I feel like their main issue at this point is just that they’re inexperienced in relationships. Joon-young is being too considerate and inadvertently shutting her out while Song-ah’s insecurities are making her question everything. Song-ah’s decision made me sad, but I get it. I’m glad she was so honest about her feelings and what she needs.
Zombie Detective: Things took a darker turn this week. If what they teased at the end of this week’s episodes actually happened, that could really change things for Moo-young. I don’t mind if we go a bit dark so long as we keep the humor. I need my weekly ridiculous zombie antics.
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: This drama is just so light and fun, and I’m not even always into light rom-com fare. A lot of what makes this work for me is the likable characters (save for that doctor who still creeps me out). Go Ara has never caught my attention, but she’s perfect for this role. Lala reminds me of UEE’s character in Ojakgyo Brothers, a similarly endearingly clueless rich-turned-poor young woman. And Joon is so sweet and lovable. I didn’t expect to look forward to this one so much each week, but here we are.
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