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…
The Uncanny Counter: This was such a fun, solid premiere. There was a surprising amount of warmth especially when you consider that there are grisly deaths and evil spirits all around, and I’d credit that to the performances (as well as the writing). I’ve only just met the core groups, but I love them already. I hope the awkward high schooler trio and the Unni’s Noodles crew stay safe through the end of the show, but considering that it’s OCN we might have a horrific and bloody death to deal with sooner rather than later.
Tale of the Nine Tailed: Rang’s sacrifice in the last episode saved the choppy ending and got me teary-eyed, reminding me that the brothers’ relationship was the true heart of this show. I loved Kim Bum as Rang, and I can’t wait for his next project. But what was this ending? Yeon is… a nocturnal gumiho?
Start-Up: I swear there was a spark when I first started this show! Where did it go? Sandbox started to feel like high school, and the time jump didn’t do much for the characters. I think the spark was Han Ji-pyeong, and now I’m just watching for him and halmoni.
Currently weecapping: Start-Up
Get Revenge: This drama continues to be fun, though I admittedly was a little lost this week. Our hero and heroine teaming up was great, but I’m feeling a little sleepy when it comes to them uncovering corporate crimes. On the other hand, the reveal around Hae-ra’s son, and the continuing trauma/drama with her horrible husband is exciting. We’re also slowly getting a look at Min-joon’s past story, so things are shaping up well for two weeks into the story. As long as things stay juicy and get a little bit juicier (come on, TV Chosun!), I’m in for the long haul. Kim Sarang is also refreshing as a heroine that’s not a 98-pound twenty-something.
Cheat on Me, If You Can: Is this what I was hoping it would be? I’m not sure yet. One thing I do know, though, is that Jo Yeo-jung is fantastic, and I’m loving her here, as this cold and prickly writer that gets really into her research process. I’m slightly disappointed that her husband actually is a cheating playboy… is this drama just going to be them playing games, with tons of murder fake-outs? I’m hoping for something a little more substantial than that, and I have a feeling there’s a lot of backstory we have yet to uncover. Kim Young-dae is awesome/troubling here, and his story line could go in a fun direction. Or, you know, he could wind up in a freezer. I guess I’m confused over the “rules” of this story right now, but that’s not necessarily a bad place to be after only two episodes. I’m definitely interested enough to give it a few more. Also, Go Joon plays a great scoundrel.
Currently Recapping: Tale of the Nine Tailed
Get Revenge: This is fun! I like the premise of exposing the crimes of the powerful but with a typical revenge melo feel. It’s just over the top enough to be fun but not super ridiculous. I’m loving Hae-ra and her quirky detective buddy – those two are such a weird yet compatible pair. And I’m curious about Min-joon and his interest in Hae-ra who is turning out to be way gutsier than I expected; she really took things up a notch with that disgusting CEO. Although that was maybe not the smartest move, the results were incredibly satisfying. I like that things are moving quickly, and I hope we keep this momentum going.
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