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: Adamas
Alchemy of Souls: Too many feelings to write about right now. Maybe next week.
Good Job: This show is just soooo silly and fun. It feels like an older show, with all the dumb things it does and how it’s not super polished with, well, anything — but I am really enjoying it. It occurs to me that Jung Il-woo and Kwon Yuri are so good onscreen together because they’re able to match each other’s energy so perfectly — rather than a painful scenario where one actor is pulling all the weight, these two are sharing the yoke and I’m loving it. Get married, you crazy kids!!
Adamas: [Shameless plug] Like a polished, tense, and practically perfectly executed suspense drama? WATCH THIS NOW.
Alchemy of Souls: What a (series) finale that was! I have so many thoughts/feelings about it, but they keep coming out in something that sounds roughly like a keyboard smash, so here’s my best attempt at putting them into words. 1: I knew all the happily ever afters weren’t going to last, but it still wrecked me the way they all fell apart. 2: I love Alchemy’s world-building so much, even when it doesn’t quite make sense. 3: Prince Won, I still believe in you — please don’t let me down! 4: I don’t know if I’ve ever loved a second lead as much as I love Yul. 5: I’ll miss Jung So-min’s Mu-deok a lot, but I’m cautiously looking forward to where the writing and Go Yoon-jung take Naksu from here. 6: December cannot come fast enough!
Currently covering: Poong the Joseon Psychiatrist
It’s Beautiful Now: Thankfully, we are done with the sob stories/birth secret plot and we can move forward. The new and complex family relationships is making for fun, dramatic (and confusing) moments, and I’m loving it. Going from recently found family to in-laws isn’t easy and I totally get Kyung-ae’s frustrations at the situation. She seems to be having it the hardest at this point, and I thought Min-ho would be more understanding of her, even if grandpa is oblivious. Min-ho keeps saying sorry while still doing the same things, and if as a viewer I’m frustrated, how much more Kyung-ae? Soo-jae and Mi-rae’s brother became friends faster than I expected, and I really like that for them. Even better, is Soo-jae and Yu-na on the way to mending their relationship. Yaay for baby steps! Does anyone else think Yoon-jae is spending way too much money on Dolt Junior? I get his excitement for the baby, but he needs to learn to be more financially intelligent. Pffft.
PS: The subtle battle for best in daughter-in-law was funny.
PPS: The brothers bickering over lunch and Yoon-jae’s water splash was hilarious!
PPPS: The aunt from upstairs is just annoying!
Today’s Webtoon: Hurray for Artist Shin’s debut!! Anytime he cries, I cry too, and I want to put him in my pocket and protect him. Ma-eum is good for him as a PD, but I think he also needs therapy because drawing is not enough of an outlet for him to fight his demons. Meanwhile, there are a number of scattered side plots in the story, and I wish we just stick to a few consistent ones.
Currently covering: Big Mouth
Bad Girlfriend: Did anyone else watch this? I just finished all 12 episodes at only 20 minutes apiece and I barely made it through. The FL character isn’t just a bad girlfriend, she’s kind of a bad person. There’s nothing wrong with a two-timing protagonist in principle, but this girl doesn’t seem to have any emotions. Other bad things in the drama include the writing, the chemistry, and the Nevertheless imitation during the (not at all) steamy scene. Even if you mostly leave it on in the background while you’re cleaning your kitchen like I did, I still don’t recommend it.
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