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: My Roommate is a Gumiho
Sell Your Haunted House: Ack, I’m sad that it’s over! There was a heck of a lot of action and plot closure stuffed into the last two episodes, and while it was perhaps a little too much, I won’t complain. I really liked how the storylines about the egg ghost, baddie, and Ji-ah’s mother were resolved. Everything felt like it came full circle, and they packed in the emotion (definitely wasn’t crying when Ji-ah said goodbye to her mother). I can even accept the token one-year time jump, which Ji-ah needed to recenter herself. But… I was a tad disappointed with the way the romance crumbs with In-bum were handled — or not handled, as it were. I loved the moment when he took off her blindfold and comforted her. Yes yes, but what comes next? He’s so devoted and understanding with her and they make such a good pair. I never expected us to go full-on romance — after all, the construct of the story demands they never consummate their relationship — but wouldn’t it be okay for there to be a little more of an understanding between them? An additional soft, lovely moment or two? A recognition that they care for each other but can’t be together? All I needed was an extra scene or five that held all of those things — then I would be totally satisfied with the pair continuing in their exorcising badassery, no questions asked. (Well, except the question: are we getting Season 2?)
Currently recapping: Doom at Your Service
Youth of May: What a tragic yet beautiful story. The leads were cast perfectly, and even though the love story was full of tropes (the rich boy and the poor girl, parents trying to split them apart, etc.), it didn’t feel trite. In fact, I think it worked particularly well with the nostalgic setting, giving it a traditional romance vibe. The setting was refreshingly different, and the later unflinching depiction of the Gwangju Uprising was sensitive and empathetic toward all the victims. It was definitely one of the most memorable dramas I’ve watched this year.
Sell Your Haunted House: This was a fun if somewhat repetitive watch overall. Jang Nara was perfect as Ji-ah and really made the drama. The relationship between Ji-ah and her mother was the centerpiece of the drama, so I’m glad they took the time to resolve it well and give everyone closure. I was a little disappointed with how the Ji-ah and In-bum’s relationship was handled in the end. I honestly wouldn’t have cared whether they ended up together or stayed friends, but I didn’t like the way the drama teased romance and didn’t follow through. It felt like we were left hanging, which irritated me.
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