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…
Love Alarm 2: Well, season 2, way to surprise me. I almost didn’t continue watching, but my second-lead-loving heart is grateful I kept going. It’s rare to see a show let the story go where it needs to when there’s a pretty face pulling in the opposite direction, and yet here we are. The final episode in particular did a lot of heavy lifting to get us to the right spot, and I’m so glad we were able to focus on Jo-jo and her wants and fears in the final moments, and most especially her ability to decide for herself.
Currently weecapping: Nevertheless, You Are My Spring, Police University
The Great Shaman Ga Doo-shim: I’m still loving this! Short though these episodes are, they do manage to pack in the plot. I have always enjoyed Nam Da-reum, but I don’t think I’m ever enjoyed him this much. He’s perky and principled (what a combo), and I love where we’re heading with his relationship with Doo-shim. She has the experience and insight, but she’s hardened and unwilling to help; Woo-soo is a newb but he’s hellbent on protecting his friend and others at the school. I wish this show was longer. I’ll keep saying that every week.
Currently recapping: The Devil Judge
The Witch’s Diner: This turned out to be a cute if not particularly memorable drama. I suspected the “twist” early on, but I liked where our characters ended up. I do appreciate these shorter dramas since they’re often more offbeat, so I hope we keep getting more of them.
The Great Shaman Ga Doo-shim: I’m still having fun with this web drama thanks in large part to Nam Da-reum and Kim Sae-ron, both of whom I’ve always enjoyed watching. But 20 minutes a week doesn’t feel like enough! It is nice to have a succinct story without lots of filler, though.
Hospital Playlist 2: On the flip side, while I love this drama and am happy to spend time with our lovely doctors, do the episodes really need to be almost 2 HOURS long apiece? tvN has always loved their long episodes, but this is getting ridiculous. At this rate, they could’ve just done two regular hour-long episodes per week instead.
Police University: Love that plot points don’t drag on for episodes on end! Things get resolved quickly which makes for an enjoyable watching experience. Sun-ho is such an earnest and sweet guy. It makes me happy that he’s trying to figure out for himself what it means to become a police officer, since he started this journey due to the influence of others.
Hospital Playlist 2: I need Ik-soon and Joon-wan to have a proper talk, pronto. Stop making us wait, Show!
Police University: I love it. I love it so much. I love the budding friendships, especially the one between our (eventual) couple. I love the quick confessions and outing of secrets, and how the characters are already challenging each other to reevaluate their convictions and grow. I don’t love the dumb little “I liked her first” thing going on with Sun-ho and Min-kyu, but hopefully they’ll get over it pretty quick and just be friends instead? As for the mystery attacker, I’m not convinced it was who we’re being led to believe it was. It feels a bit like the obvious assumption, you know? But regardless, I’m 100% in and excited to see where we go from here.
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