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…
True Beauty: There’s no F4 or Candy character, but there was a lot that reminded me of Boys Before Flowers. There’s the high school setting, a sprinkle of over the top acting, and plotlines that are predictable. That said, it was still a fun watch it’s the sort of drama that leans into its own cuteness and cheesiness. It kind of feels like a very old school drama that’s been remastered for 2020. Moon Ga-young was so adorable that she almost made me forget how one-dimensional Cha Eun-woo can be (emphasis on almost). This might be the light, easy watch I need these days though and I’m curious to see what happens with Moon Ga-young’s character.
Currently weecapping: Mr. Queen
Get Revenge: It’s week 3 of this drama and my fervor is lessening, not because I don’t believe it in, but because it’s getting mighty episodic, and there’s nothing that turns me off faster. While I really like the overall set-up and idea of revenge for the downtrodden, I don’t want a “case a week” set-up. I want (wanted?) a gooey revenge story with lots of character depth. I didn’t get it this week, since this week our hero and heroine barely had any time to interact. Do better next week, okay, Show?
Cheat on me, If You Can: Struggling. I love Jo Yeo-jung in anything, and the NIS angle with Kim Young-dae was super fun (CRUSH ALERT!)… but again, I’m not getting enough deep overarching story yet to grab me. I want/need more interactions between our characters. I want to believe something important and compelling is happening beside murder fake-outs. Do better next week, okay, Show?
The Uncanny Counter: Everyone heading into the afterlife to fight for their newest recruit was my favorite thing ever. So Moon is so loved by everyone he’s surrounded by, which makes me happy. The solid relationships written into this show are what I’m ultimately here for. Whenever the Counters fly through the air, it looks so fake that I automatically burst out laughing. It’d normally be a drawback, but…it somehow just works here and I’ve accepted that our curly haired cuties are just being pulled by invisible forces in awkward ways. Pfft.
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