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…
On the Verge of Insanity: The last episodes managed to throw a few plot twists my way while still keeping everyone and their resolutions true to character. Choi Ban-sung stayed true to himself and persevered in developing his own company. Dang Ja-young held on to her ambitions and steered Banstone to success. Even our ostensible “villain” Han Se-kwon experienced a measure of growth and found his calling in the end (Youtuber is a weirdly perfect fit for him). I wish I could give this drama a big hug, it was just such a wonderful watch.
D.P.: Gu Kyo-hwan is a revelation. The drama is much darker and more intense than the promos had suggested but I am here for it.
Currently weecapping: Police University
My Absolute Boyfriend: Just finished Episode 3 and still waiting for some actual plot. The pseudo-romantic hijinks are fun, but they only get you so far. All this episode I found myself preferring the Wang-joon scenes to that of Da-da and her robot boyfriend. Is it bad I’m still shipping him with Da-da? (Is that how we are going to get around this non-human romance?)(Don’t spoil me!) Also loved that scene where we flashback to him building his gundam robots and says they’re like him: fabulous and pathetic. Hah, what a great line.
Currently recapping: Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
Police University: I have mixed feelings about some of the over-the-top comedy moments and the sort-of love triangle (I say sort-of because it feels more like Min-kyu trying to insert himself into an already beginning relationship), but overall this show consistently makes me really happy. The detective work is fun, and I just adore Sun-ho. I like too that it keeps making the point that he’s still a student with a lot to learn. It does worry me just a little that Dong-man seems to forget that point, though. Especially because it feels like he’s facing a similar situation over and over and not learning from it: first he lost a beloved junior, then his partner was injured — and yet he’s still putting a student in harm’s way. (A student who willingly chose to join him, but still.) That said, the secret-agent-esque hijinks are SO much fun, and I hope Kang-hee gets pulled into them at some point — and hey, maybe even Min-kyu. Think of what a great team that could be!
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