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…
Run On: It’s a little light on plot, but I’m having so much fun watching Shin Se-kyung and Im Shi-wan that I don’t really mind. They are such interesting and charming weirdos that I could watch them talk and flirt all day.
True Beauty: I continue to be charmed by Moon Ga-young as Joo-bal and entertained by all of the high school foibles of the show’s world. I enjoyed this week’s episodes even more than last weeks and it feels like they’re getting into a nice groove and showing us glimpses of what makes our protagonists tick.
Sweet Home: How creepy and gross can a drama get? Creepy and gross enough that I want to turn away from the screen. Despite my low tolerance for horror, the show is so compelling and intense that I can’t stop watching no matter how scary things get.
The Uncanny Counter: It took six episodes, but I think I’m invested. I’m enjoying the ridiculous humor that balances out the darkness, and the Counters’ showcasing superpowers are always fun to watch. The reveal of the killer/demon in the memory made me gasp, but I shouldn’t have been surprised that OCN would reveal their face (and remind us of their brand) sooner or later.
Run On: The first episode was confusing and kind of chaotic. The second episode did a bit better with introducing our leads, but maybe it was only better because the first episode was bad?
Currently weecapping: Mr. Queen, True Beauty
Run On: I definitely wasn’t sure what to make of this one before it premiered… and I kind of still feel that way after the first episode? Except in a good way. The characters are odd and interesting, the story feels nicely atypical so far, and there’s absolutely no way I cannot love a heroine who’s a professional translator with a feisty attitude and a fake gun fetish. Everything about this is just weird and random enough to suit me. *Update* Episode 2 really brought things together a lot more — now it feels like a solid premiere week. We’ve got enough of our leads to understand them a bit, to get interested in their story, and I have to admit I am already behind them as a couple. They’ve got something!
Currently Recapping: Cheat on Me, If You Can
Get Revenge: It’s been obvious from the start there’s more to the story between Hae-ra and Min-joon’s noona, and now we’re finally getting to see a little more of noona’s background. I’m curious what exactly Min-joon thinks Hae-ra did to his sister because I doubt it’s as simple as he thinks. Now that he’s clearly starting to have feelings for Hae-ra, it looks like he might begin questioning his assumptions. He only has a small piece of the puzzle, and I’m ready for him and Hae-ra to team up and put it all together.
Mr. Queen: I absolutely love Shin Hye-sun, and she usually chooses interesting roles, so I’ve been excited for this one. As expected, she’s killing it as a cocky player in the queen’s body. The voiceover by Choi Jin-hyuk is a nice surprise which I hope continues. So far, it’s zany and pretty fun. I think the frenetic energy works well for this kind of fantastical and farcical premise. There are hints of a lot of politicking which gives me pause, and I just hope it doesn’t get too heavy later.
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