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…
Honest Candidate: With the Lunar New Year creating a big ol’ lull in the currently airing schedule, I decided to turn to movies this week and I looked to the winners of the Blue Dragon Awards to add to my watch list. First up, Ra Mi-ran’s political comedy. She was so incredible and fun to watch: flawed, funny, and charming all at once. She has such an expressive face and she can do so much with the slightest expression. I love seeing her get the recognition she deserves and I hope this means she’ll be stepping into more lead roles now. Apart from the wonderful performances by the whole cast, I enjoyed the depiction of politics as something that can involve a lot of heart and nobleness–but that doesn’t mean there isn’t pettiness and idiocy too. I also appreciated the inclusion of actual political gaffes committed by Korean politicians (but acted out by Ra Mi-ran) because sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. Side note, Honest Candidate has made me want to watch Memorials again.
Currently weecapping: Mr. Queen and Sunbae, Don’t Put on That Lipstick
Love Scene Number: Ugh, when you’re looking for something fun and cute to watch but instead you wind up finding a Rated 19 web drama about college student Kim Bora flagrantly dating/sleeping with three different guys at the same time. As if that wasn’t enough, the story seems to be saying that she’s doing it to cover up the fact that the person she really loves, and is afraid to love, is the boy she grew up with. Annoying, unnecessary, pretentious, and I didn’t last long. Might have to admit that I just dislike most web dramas.
I Live Alone: I’m not ready to start a new drama yet, so I enjoyed a nice episode of I Live Alone featuring Kai (from EXO) to tide me over, and I think I enjoyed myself a little more than I should have. Don’t judge me! I have a weird fascination with how idols live in real life, and Kai’s episode was pretty random and fun. He babysat his niece and nephew (apparently his whole family lives across the street, reminding me of the set-up in 20th Century Boy and Girl), cooked them food, and tried to entertain them. He taught some dance moves to his adorable friend who was trying to exercise more. And earlier in the day, he took a walk by himself in the park looking for bunnies. LOL! I can’t. If this is the face of today’s anthropology, I’m in.
Run On: The show might be over, but I’m still considering taking up running. If Mi-joo can do it…
Mr. Queen: Byung-in sure went dark this week, didn’t he? Not that it’s a surprise – he’s been heading this direction (and getting on my last nerve) for a while. Like So-yong astutely pointed out, his “love” is so self-centered that he hadn’t even registered she’s no longer the same person he supposedly loves. So-yong has really been stepping up lately, and this latest crisis showed how far Bong-hwan has come in terms of personal growth; the king and queen make quite the pair now. With only two episodes left, let’s hope we end strong!
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