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 covering: Yumi’s Cells 2
Alchemy of Souls: I am still loving this show and how it’s just throwing itself in the lore. Also, the whole “F4” component is probably my favorite thing about this drama. Or is it devoted puppy Wook? Or the moments the drama just builds in for the sheer squee? Or is it the when-are-you-going-to-happen romance that I am just gobbling up the crumbs of?
Cafe Minamdang: Okay, maybe the secret sauce for me and this drama is to watch it late at night, because I definitely laughed a lot this week. Also, how does Seo in-gook go from goofy to swoony in a literal millisecond?! He kills me.
Currently covering: Jinxed at First
Alchemy of Souls: Oh my gosh, Episode 7 just dialed my love for this show alll the rest of the way up. Mu-deok and Wook kill me with their complete and utter devotion to each other, but there were also lots of little things this week that added up to make my favorite episodes of this show yet. Like a potential begrudging friendship between Wook and the crown prince (please, I need this to happen), Yul being Yul, and every moment of the whole mirror incident. I do wish the fourth (and only female) Season were a little more likable, but everything I love about Alchemy continues to outweigh everything I don’t by a long shot.
Currently covering: Extraordinary Attorney Woo
Link: Eat, Love, Kill: I finally get the kiss I wanted, but then Da-hyun decides to give in to noble idiocy? This is all Lee Jin-geun’s fault. But thankfully, though he tried to run, he couldn’t hide from his fridge destiny. He will not be missed!
PS: Jihwadong is a weird place.
PPS: Is Gye-hoon’s restaurant opening any time soon?
It’s Beautiful Now : We have finally gotten into makjang territory. This is why don’t like when background siblings enter the main story, because they do nothing else apart from upsetting the balance of things. Hae-jun’s brother and sister-in-law are not nice people, and Mi-rae’s aunty was really annoying. Calling Mi-rae’s mum out in front of everyone was a real jerk move, and I hope she’s happy now. Ugh!
The Uncanny Counter: Adorable Jo Byung-kyu, red tracksuit uniforms, and superpowers? I can’t believe I waited this long to watch the drama. Seriously, what was I thinking? I loved every minute of my three-day binge, and now I can’t wait for the second season. They are making a second season, right?
Yumi’s Cells 2: I love everyone in this show (and Jinyoung is killing it) but I still feel this season lacks something that the original had. The cells are only effective when they’re used to show decision-making — we can understand why a character behaves a certain way after we’ve seen all the deliberations happening in their heads. Last season was genius for that reason. This season we see less thought processes as they’re occurring. Instead, the cells are used to reveal things that already happened (since the sequences are out of order), which makes them less necessary as a storytelling device (and the overall effect less satisfying). Still, even if the show is going the trope-y route at the end, I’m loving every minute of the love triangle.
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