Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching
by DB Staff
Happy New Year, everyone! And a happy 2022 to all ♥
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…
The Silent Sea: I’m usually not into sci-fi about space travel, since I’m scared of heights and falling, and the visuals make me nauseous. I’m also scared of drowning, so this drama was basically my worst nightmare. Despite all of that, I was easily sucked in by the story and the quiet tension. It reminded me a lot of the horror film The Thing, as they both take place in claustrophobic locations with “Oh no, who’s gonna be next?” vibes.
Snowdrop: What the hell is going on with this show? It’s trying to be an epic drama and a black comedy at the same time, and the end result is just straight-up bizarre. The shootout and hostage situation at the girls’ dorm was clearly meant to be intense and frightening — and it was — so I had no idea how to react to the bits of humor thrown in. I have no idea how to react to this show, period, yet, for some reason, I’m still curious enough to keep watching.
Bulgasal: Immortal Souls: Those twists, y’all… they really got me! I’m much more invested now, and I’m looking forward to what else the story holds. Twists aside, I think I was most surprised to see just how much Hwal truly cared for his late wife. I assumed his feelings were mostly guilt and pity, but it seems like he really loved her. It certainly makes things in the present-day storyline interesting.
Our Beloved Summer: I did not think this show would make me mega swoon, but AHHHH, that rain scene! So swoony! So satisfying and well-earned! 😍
Currently weecapping: Our Beloved Summer, Bulgasal: Immortal Souls
Flower of Evil: Randomly returning to this drama since I never got more than a few episodes in and heard it was pretty satisfying (is that true?). I half re-watched Episode 1, and I was bored. But I have thoughts! Right now I’m fixated on Moon Chae-won’s character in that lovely white dress getting called into the police station to interrogate someone. I love this storytelling element – the heroine all dressed up for a certain scene only to be pulled into a different environment where there’s a tonal clash. There’s something strangely satisfying about this, no matter the drama, and no matter how tropey. Heck, I liked it enough to do it in real life, once purposefully going to the gas station to fill up my tank in a black floor-length gown on my way home from a wedding, hah. There’s just something wonderful about discontinuity.
Currently weecapping: Moonshine
Our Beloved Summer: Just when I decided I was fully on Team Ji-woong, our OTP kissed. Ugh, my heart is breaking. The more I watch this show, the more I want it to be about healing and moving on from past relationships, so I’m definitely rooting for the alternate pairings now, especially Ji-woong. I’m not going to get my way, am I?
The One and Only: Hesitated to start this one because it will undoubtedly be a tear-jerker, but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed the friendship between the three women. I’ve only watched the first two episodes, but there were parts that had me laughing out loud. So, I may end up destroying a box of tissues for this drama’s finale, but hopefully the episodes leading up to it will continue to be a nice mixture of comedy and justice porn.
What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim: Have I mentioned that I hate the brother? Yes? Oh well. Still hate him. I get that he’s harboring some guilt and lost his memory and woe is him, but I just don’t find him sympathetic. At. All. At least my friend finds my constant groaning whenever he’s on screen entertaining. On a plus note, we’re at the point where all the secrets are out in the open, so now, if I remember correctly, things are pretty much fluffy rom-com and smooth sailing from this point on.
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