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…
Sell Your Haunted House: I only got to watch Episode 9 this week, but squee! As painful as the rift between Ji-ah and In-bum is, we know it’s a necessary evil. The glimmers of Ji-ah missing and relying on him made it worth it for me, and it’s also turning into just another reason to love the character of In-bum and how he’s just so thoughtful and understanding. I can’t wait for them to be on the same side again. In terms of the ghost story in this episode, ugh, it was kind of upsetting and awful, and yet I loved the woman’s bravery so much that I was pretty moved (making it the ghost story I found the most interesting). Anyway, the drama continues to be well-paced, and it’s definitely time for Ji-ah and In-bum to starting figuring out what really happened that night 20 years ago, and uncovering the lies (and liars) in their midst. Ships, full steam ahead!
Mouse: Oh boy. This week’s episodes were…a lot, to say the least. Let’s have a moment of silence for Yo-han. His story was tragic enough to begin with, but I am beyond livid after learning about Han Seo-joon’s decision in the operating room. He’s an absolute monster.
Youth of May: Ughhh I’m not a fan of Myung-hee’s request at the end of episode four. I just need her and Hee-tae to be happy together forever, is that too much to ask?! I can’t quite decide how I feel about Soo-ryun, who’s always droning on about her own problems and drawing conclusions about Myung-hee’s feelings without actually stopping to listen. For once, I’d like Myung-hee to put her happiness before anyone else’s.
Move to Heaven: Only caught the first episode so far, but wow. I’m into it. This is going to tug at my heartstrings, but I’m more than ready for the waterworks. The production quality is great, and I especially appreciated the dynamic shots that set the show apart from most others.
Currently recapping: Sell Your Haunted House
Beyond Evil: I coincidentally finished it the same day it won the Baeksang for best drama, and I can safely say that it lives up to the hype. Dark and deliciously angsty, it’s a character-driven thriller that got me genuinely emotionally invested in the leads as much as the twisting plot, as all the best dramas do. Shin Ha-kyun really was phenomenal, and the chemistry between him and Yeo Jin-goo made the show. Some of their scenes, particularly towards the end, were breathtakingly intense.
Navillera: A gentle gem of a drama. Ultimately I preferred the first half, but although I got much more angst than I bargained for, Navillera also more than delivered on the wholesome, feel-good front. I genuinely felt proud as I watched the characters overcome their personal obstacles and grow. One very small gripe: I wish Seong-gwan hadn’t gone back to surgery and had instead become a geriatric or palliative care specialist. I think it would have been fitting to see him realize that he could do as much good for people like his parents by caring for and supporting them in smaller ways every day, not just in the big, dramatic moments.
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