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Open Thread: Dr. Romantic Special Episode 21

Welcome to the Open Thread, everyone! Aw. Watching this special episode was like spending an extra hour with a bunch of old friends. Doesn’t this picture make you smile? 🥰

Just a little bit of admin and logistics, before we begin:

1. I’ll be putting up a poll very soon (it’s here!), so that you can vote for the show(s) that you’d like to watch next, as a community. You can vote for up to 3 shows, and you can also revote, if you change your mind. Do take time to vote!

2. An announcement post will be up next week, on Wednesday, 19 May 2021, when we’ll find out what we’ll be watching together next.

3. Our next group watch will begin on Wednesday, 26 May 2021. Our Editor’s Choice group watch will begin on Saturday, 29 May 2021.

Without further ado, here are my reactions to this week’s special episode; have fun in the Open Thread, everyone! ❤️

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Review: Hyena

THE SHORT VERDICT:

Show takes a while to settle, suspension of disbelief is required, and the legal stuff is there more as set-dressing than to actually drive our story forward, but if you like it when characters get more of the spotlight than story events themselves, and you don’t mind glossing over various plot point resolutions, then this might work for you.

Once our story gets into its groove, it feels quite similar to a caper film, with plot developments and resolutions painted in broad, rather campy, irreverent strokes. It took a while for our characters to grow on me, not least because of the morally ambiguous characterization our writers choose to give them, but I did grow fond of (most of) our characters by Show’s end, which is a plus.

Both Kim Hye Soo and Joo Ji Hoon give fantastic performances, and together, they basically carry the entire show, while sharing a very sparky chemistry.

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