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…
Monthly Magazine Home: I feel a little deflated by the last episode, so I’m just going to focus on what I really enjoyed throughout the drama: Jung So-min, Kim Ji-suk, and getting to see into various homes all over Korea. Ultimately when the romances let me down with weak writing, the drama excelled when it focused on homes, and that’s what will remain with me.
The Road: Tragedy of One: I was so looking forward to this premiere because I love Ji Jin-hee, Yoon Se-ah and Kim Hye-eun so much, but I was so bored by the first episode that it took me about three sittings to finish the whole thing. The camerawork was distractingly bad (much like Chun Ho-jin’s satoori); it just made me feel like I was on the verge of vertigo. If the intent was to get across a claustrophobic, paranoid vibe, it didn’t work.
Love Alarm: I hit the end of the first season, and I’m amused by how much I like Sun-ho, and how that feeling is driven by my total dislike of his whole approach to life. I have no doubt that he has real feelings for Jo-jo, but the way he goes about it, man. Doesn’t notice her until his best friend shows interest, kisses her knowing she has a boyfriend, and then the super clinginess once they’re together. In real life, he would be one big red flag. And yet, I really like him. Not so much that I’m not totally rooting for the obviously doomed Hye-young, but enough to want to see some more magic between him and Jo-jo in season two.
Currently weecapping: Nevertheless, You Are My Spring
The Road: Tragedy of One: Kind of disappointed with this premiere. With an extremely long 90-minute first episode, I feel like I should have left it way more excited and intrigued. Ji Jin-hee is the bomb, but so far this drama just feels like stylish storytelling without any actual storytelling substance (even though Ji Jin-hee did his best to convince me). That being said, the ending few scenes were quite strong, so maybe there’s hope?
The Great Shaman Ga Doo-shim: I liked our developments in the next episode, with granny possessing Woo-soo, and Woo-soo’s newfound ghost-seeing ability. I’m loving Kim Sae-ron more and more in this role, too. The bandaid, the ’tude! But these little teaspoons they call episodes are not working for me. I’m getting three scenes an episode when I’m supposed to get thirty three scenes. Might have to wait for the whole thing to drop before I continue.
Currently recapping: The Devil Judge
The Great Shaman Ga Doo-shim: What a fun little drama! I tried this on a whim but really liked the first three episodes. I’ve been in the mood for something light and fun, and this might be it.
Hospital Playlist 2: Something is definitely going on with Jung-won’s mom. I get that no one wants her to worry but brushing off her concerns isn’t helpful in the long run. I think we’re in for some angst next week since it seems multiple of our doctors’ parents aren’t faring well.
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