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…
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: I am going to pretend that this drama ended right after the reveal that Secretary Moon was a budding drama star. I just–WHY? Joon getting deathly ill felt a little pointless, but it was the “twist” in the last episode that totally lost me. There was no reason for Joon’s mom to lie to Lala. It all felt so manipulative and unsatisfying. I went from loving Do Do Sol Sol to feeling bitter and hating the last couple of episodes. What a waste of a good drama–and my precious drama-watching time.
The Call: What a supremely creepy and thrilling movie. The story was so well told and the performances from Jeon Jong-seo and Park Shin-hye were so strong that I lost myself in the film. One downside of that was feeling anxious every few minutes about Park Shin-hye’s fate, but the anxiety was well worth it.
Currently weecapping: Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol, Start-Up
Tale of the Nine Tailed: Trying to get back into this one — I paused it after that super boring kiss in Episode 5/6 haha. But I was glad when I picked it back up, even though I’m super behind. I really do like the quick, creepy pace, along with the dynamic between the leads. Now that it’s almost done with its run I think it’s pretty safe to marathon through this one. More. Kim. Bum.
Currently Recapping: Tale of the Nine Tailed
Birthcare Center: It might’ve been a little bumpy at times with its off-kilter tone, but this was a refreshingly original little drama. I loved the frank discussions of women’s bodies and motherhood, and I really liked the acknowledgment of the sad reality that society tends to dismiss women once they become mothers. It’s all too common for women to be under-appreciated, isolated, and seen as undesirable after having a baby. As all the women at the center showed, they are more than just moms – they are whole people with unique desires, goals, and perspectives who should be appreciated and respected. I hope we get more dramas that focus on these types of often unexplored topics and points of view.
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: WHAT. I’m so frustrated I can’t even … What kind of nonsense was that?! It felt like they were just doing things for dramatic reveals without any regard for whether it made sense. Joon’s decisions made me so freaking mad, and he had the nerve to laugh like Lala’s anger and tears over his abhorrently selfish (and bizarre) behavior were cute?! That is not the sweet Joon from earlier in the series. I’m so confused as to what the writer was going for with his character. I loved the first weeks of this drama, but it devolved from a cute, fluffy rom-com into a ridiculous mess for no good reason.
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