I’ve been watching tvN Wed-Thurs drama Mouse in a bubble, trying to assess and enjoy without stacking it against nearly identical serial killer jTBC drama Beyond Evil or analyzing outside of what I am seeing. But with episode 6 I went back to the production sheet, I write about so many dramas I don’t keep track of who is the PD and screenwriter of each drama all the time, and BINGO Choi Ran! My dear dear bipolar (writing style) Choi Ran, who I love and loathe at the same time lol. Every drama she writes is “good” if not “great” but goodness she shoots herself in the foot in stylistic elements that she stops herself from being “phenomenal”. Case in point God’s Gift: 14 Days, so insanely good but I’m still so traumatized by what she put me through, the twist upon twist upon twist and THAT *%^#ing ending! GG:14 Days worked because everyone and their mothers connected with Lee Bo Young’s motherly instinct and cheered on Jo Seung Woo as the intrepid detective. But here in Mouse, other than putting Moo Chi through the ringer to bring the first true emotional loss, once again the narrative keeps wanting to feint and trick viewers on who is the serial killer. It’s either Yo Han or Ba Reum but then most likely a third and even fourth candidate (or tandem). But Yo Han and Ba Reum are the kids of the two moms with babies carrying the serial killer gene and likely Han Seo Joon’s wife switched her baby with the other mom to try to get away from it. But the drama will ultimately be about people who have sociopathic (lack of empathy) and psychopathic (desire to hurt) predilections but don’t act on it and those who continue to become killers because that’s just the mystery of line and genetic disposition.