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, The Veil, Yumi’s Cells
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha: I enjoyed our last pair of episodes, mostly because I love a huffy Kim Sun-ho. Though we might have all seen it coming, it was fun to watch Chief Hong have to deal with Sung-hyun intruding on his flirtation with Hye-jin. I like that it made him amp up the teasing as well as the pettiness (which seems so boyish and appropriate here). It’s an interesting flavor of love triangle, because it seems to exist more for the “plot” than to play with our hearts — in other words, I’m in the 90th percentile for falling for the second lead, so if I feel no angst here, surely the force is strong with our OTP.
Currently recapping: Human Disqualification
Squid Game: I really enjoyed this at the start, but I thought it got weaker as it went. I particularly disliked the ending – the “reveal” was obvious from miles away, and I thought the whole reasoning behind the games was rather bland. I’d hoped for something more innovative and nuanced.
The Veil: I almost didn’t even check this one out, but I’m glad I did. The opening was strong, although it was more vicious than I anticipated. But I liked its dark, gritty tone. Namgoong Min is killing it, which is probably the main reason I felt invested because the story itself is pretty standard fare for the genre. I’m glad it’s only 12 episodes since it has a better chance of staying tight and maintaining suspense. Let’s hope it doesn’t lose steam.
Yumi’s Cells: I was pretty hesitant over this one but decided to give it a try. I honestly thought the animation situation would be a disaster, but everything came together much better than I was anticipating! While the drama still isn’t really my cup of tea, I’m glad to see a drama trying something new and creative.
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