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…
Cheat on Me, If You Can: We’re just past the mid-way point, but hey, I’m still here so there’s that. All the things I like best about the show are still here (mainly the sense of humor, Yeo-joo, Soo-ho) but the things I disliked are still the same. It breaks my Go Joon-loving heart to say this, but Woo-sung is as one-dimensional as a piece of paper. I don’t see any charm and I don’t fully get why Mi-rae would even be that interested in him. As for Mi-rae, I don’t quite get her. I don’t understand if she’s faking being meek, or if she’s actually meek, and I don’t understand why it’s such a big deal for her to be going to college. I don’t even care to learn more about her character and I suspect part of that is due to the one-dimensional acting skills of Yeonwoo. I’ve made it to the end of episode 9 but I’m going to hold off watching the next episode just so I can savor that ending and Yeo-joo’s actions.
Run On: I love this show so much that words fail me. I also love every single possible combination of the main quartet.
Korean Pork Belly Rhapsody: Talk about a feast for the eyes! I hadn’t realized just how little I knew about the history of pork in Korea and all the different regional cooking methods. The show is so beautifully shot (and so clearly made with love) that it felt like I was right in the countryside with everyone and that I could almost smell the pork cooking. The only drawbacks were that I got an intense craving for samgyupsal and it made me miss the days when I could meet up with friends and family for a grilling extravaganza. Till it’s safe enough to venture out into the world, I’ll have to make do with vicariously watching group meals.
Currently weecapping: Lovestruck in the City
True Beauty: Well, I was gonna avoid this one, but someone (*cough* @missvictrix *cough*) got me hooked on it. My main concern was that it would be another Gangnam Beauty, which I could not finish. The beauty themes pissed me off, and Cha Eun-woo failed to charm me. With True Beauty, the similar theme does bothers me, especially since “ugly” Joo-kyung resembles my high school self — but the bubbly, light tone helps a great deal. Joo-kyung is such an awesome heroine and just about the cutest thing ever. Even Cha Eun-woo as Soo-ho is pretty dang cute. After this week’s episodes, I’m hoping the couple can finally, finally be cute together. We’re only halfway through, though, so it can’t be that easy…
Mr. Queen: Like I said last week, I have no idea where this drama is going. I didn’t actually expect the king to develop feelings for So-yong/Bong-hwan — so, how the heck is this going to play out? I’m glad the two no longer view each other as enemies, but now, they’re in danger of falling into a very weird and complicated love triangle. My first instinct is to root for the king and So-yong, but I can’t when the wild personality he’s grown to like belongs to someone else.
Run On: Still loving this, but mainly for Im Shi-wan and Shin Se-kyung. I was frustrated with their blip in communication, but I guess that’s the point of the show, huh? Once their feelings are completely out there, it’ll be interesting to see if they can deepen their understanding in each other and work as a couple. The other characters, I honestly don’t care about; I find myself looking at my phone whenever they’re onscreen. And that’s the tea.
Currently weecapping: Mr. Queen, True Beauty
Run On: This show just keeps getting better! And it’s so well-paced, giving us just enough motion, and just enough introspection. I love how much of the focus is on how the characters relate and communicate with each other, and I found Mi-joo and Sun-kyum’s miscommunication to be particularly interesting and true to life. As much as I love our lead couple, our second leads were super duper charming this week too — gah, they’re so good together, whether it’s Young-hwa’s playful flirting, or the way Dan-ah comes alive with a soccer ball at her feet. I also really enjoyed the moment between Sun-kyum and his mother. Thanks to thoughtful scenes like this, the drama feels so full and purposeful. I think the only critique I can possibly offer is that I would like to see more of Eun-bi — she’s so cool, and I love every interaction with her and her brother. But then again, every character interaction in this drama is interesting — that’s definitely its strength.
Eighteen Again: I’m just here to report that I’m officially in love with Lee Do-hyun and I’m sad that I’m late to the club. This was such a beautiful show with the sweetest characters ever — Da-jung and Dae-young deserve the world and more. I was a complete sobbing mess when Woo-young signed after that basketball game and promptly texted all my friends to make them binge the show. I’m already missing our teenaged ahjusshi!
True Beauty: Loving the endless stream of Extraordinary You cameos and I continue to be mesmerized by Hwang In-yub’s on-screen presence.
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