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
Record of Youth: So this is the way Record of Youth ends, not with a bang but a whimper. I don’t know that the show ever figured out what it wanted to be, and it showed in the way characters and plotlines were (and weren’t) developed. I can’t even get worked up enough to hate it, it was that underwhelming for me.
Start-Up: I didn’t think I could enjoy any relationship more than the Ji-pyeong–Halmoni duo, but the Ji-pyeong–Flannel Trio combo may become my new favorite, you can tell Ji-pyeong already cares about them. Also, Do-san’s CODA acceptance video is the gift that keeps on giving; the more I watch the more I love it. (I really need all the laughs I can get these days.)
Currently weecapping: Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol, Start-Up
More Than Friends: I felt like poking my head back into this drama again, curious about what would happen, and ready for an episode of something light. But is this drama really light? Only kinda, because Episode 3 and 4 were more of our heroine being tormented/teased by our sexy photographer hero. I do love how she’s SO over him (for now), but his mouth says one thing and his actions another. I find myself swiftly boarding the second lead Kim Dong-joon ship. He’s equally sexy, but also straight-forward and doesn’t send mixed messages. I feel myself swooning just thinking about him. This means only heartache for me, right?
Currently Recapping: Tale of the Nine Tailed
Search: I don’t usually like military-themed entertainment, but I’m enjoying this one. It took into week two before I felt invested, but now I’ve started to care about the characters and not just the mystery. Krystal’s stoicism actually works pretty well here, especially in contrast to Dong-jin’s jovial persona.
Zombie Detective: That was a more open ending than I expected, but I felt it struck a good balance between happily-ever-after and cynicism. Things worked out pretty well in the end, and there’s hope for Min-ho’s situation to improve. I guess that applies to the whole drama, really. Throughout we had a great mix of light comedy and darker themes, keeping things fun and not too heavy. Up to the last episode, it never lost its zany humor. I cracked up when the Ghostbusters theme came on. This was a fun little drama that convinced me Choi Jin-hyuk should do comedy all the time.
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: Not cool, Joon. I’ve gotten over the shock of him being a teenager, but there’s no way I can be okay with the romance when Lala doesn’t know. He needed to tell her like yesterday. He can’t keep up the act forever, and it’ll be so much worse when she finds out later on and feels duped. Also, is it really necessary for everyone to have a past connection?
Start-Up: I hadn’t planned on watching this one since nothing about it sounded interesting to me on paper. But after all the rave comments, I decided to check it out. I have to say, I don’t think this one’s for me. The first few episodes didn’t hook me, although I LOVE Ji-pyeong and Halmoni. I’d watch the heck out of a drama about them. And In-jae’s story has potential too. The problem is I find the general plot and both main characters boring, so I don’t feel invested in anything involving Dal-mi and Do-san. This one goes in the dropped pile for me.
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