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…
Currently weecapping: Sunbae, Don’t Put on That Lipstick and River Where the Moon Rises
Vincenzo: Okay, so the truck of doom at the end of Episode 3 got me, and then the AHHH twist at the end of Episode 4 also got me, with all of its theatricality, so maybe I’m getting more into it? I’m still not enjoying Jeon Yeo-bin’s performance here much, but I actually like that we’re getting more from Taecyeon and Kwak Dong-yeon — more meaning a different “more” than we expected. I like it.
Sisyphus: I know this show is only about 68% of what it could be… but I’m still entertained. Honestly, I’m crushing hard on Jo Seung-woo/Tae-sul, from his quips to his mental calculations to him holding his strained back (mood!) and wrapped up in a houndstooth blanket. He’s so fun, and definitely keeping me watching. Then all of a sudden Episode 6 happened and I got all re-invested. I love all the mind games and layers and levels they’re (trying to) pull off here — it’s fast and confusing and not perfect, but I appreciate the effort, and those twisty moments they keep injecting. Not loving the idea of shoehorning a romance in here (so unnecessary) but I suppose this is dramaland, even if it doesn’t feel like it?
Currently recapping: Vincenzo
River Where the Moon Rises: I was already pretty meh about this one, and then came the Ji-soo mess. I have no idea how they’ll handle replacing him and if it’ll change the story at all, but it’s bound to be jarring. I’m curious enough about how they’ll deal with this that I might watch a couple more episodes, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be dropping it.
Sisyphus: The plot of this is very The Terminator with a group from the future trying to take out the Important Person in the past while a bodyguard from the future tries to stop them. I like it. I’m not very emotionally invested, but it’s a fun, easy watch.
Beyond Evil: Even though I’m not a fan of procedurals or these kinds of crime dramas in general, I checked this one out for Yeo Jin-gu and Shin Ha-kyun. There’s certainly nothing new about the premise, but I like it better than I expected. So far, it’s character-focused which I appreciate, especially since Shin Ha-kyun is killing it as Dong-shik. I also like the small-town setting that makes everything feel more intimate and tense. Even the policing bits feel more grounded than flashy. As long as it doesn’t get too procedural, I might stick with it.
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