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: Police University
Human Disqualification: This was everything I was expecting/hoping for. Ryu Joon-yeol pretty much knocked my socks off, but it’s really the filmmaking that’s just glorious here. It’s slow, it’s heavy, it’s really depressing… but there’s something transfixing about it. I love it. I can tell this is going to be a special drama for me, so much that I probably won’t want to talk about it after this.
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha: So! Looks like Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha will be a case study for the unwritten 4-episode rule: that every drama deserves a 4-episode chance before you hang it out to dry. And I’m glad I stuck around for this one, because once Episode 3 hit, I felt the charm coming over me.
The Great Shaman Ga Doo-shim: I really love this little show, and I wish I had the patience to wait till it finishes airing and so I could just watch the episodes all in one go. It would certainly make it an even better experience that way, since with these short episodes, by the time you get invested, it’s over and you have to wait for next week. Still, I don’t know how many times I can say how great Nam Da-reum and Kim Sae-ron are here. I can’t wait to see their next projects.
Currently recapping: Human Disqualification
Lovers of the Red Sky: This isn’t what I expected, but I’m having fun with it. I like the premise and found the cheesy CGI and hilarious styling of Ma-wang looking like the sixth DBSK member in “Triangle” kind of endearing. I’m not sure if I’ll stick with this one until the end, but I’m in for now.
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha: I have conflicting feelings about Doo-shik. He can be very thoughtful and kind, but he’s also pushy and disrespectful toward Hye-jin at times. I’m glad he apologized to her for being rude, and hopefully that signals he’ll take her more seriously from now on.
Hospital Playlist 2: Thank goodness we finally got movement on some of the romantic fronts because the whole will-they-won’t-they was getting very old. There’s been a little too much of that this season for my taste. It’d be fine if it were one couple, but three is just tiresome.
Currently recapping: Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
Police University: My favorite thing about this show (well, besides the team coming together and the lovely little friendship/romance between Sun-ho and Kang-hee) continues to be that it never forgets that these are still kids who have just started learning. Sun-ho may be a super skilled hacker, but he also makes big mistakes, has no actual field experience, and can’t lie to save his life. And don’t get me wrong, I love him for it! I really felt how in over their heads the students were when they headed out to investigate on their own, and then felt so much relief that we paired adults with each of them. Except some of those adults are acting suspicious again and now I don’t know who to trust.
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