Oct. 6th, 2010

Oh My God

Oct. 6th, 2010 01:56 pm
dangermousie: (Default)


*hides*

Oh My God

Oct. 6th, 2010 01:56 pm
dangermousie: (Default)


*hides*

Oh My God

Oct. 6th, 2010 01:56 pm
dangermousie: (Default)


*hides*
dangermousie: (Default)
Because I really liked the two Suzanne Enoch books I read, I ventured onto a third, London's Perfect Scoundrel (it's a middle part of an extremely loose trilogy of which the other two books were the first and last part).

Normally the set-up (innocent proper young lady and a horrid seducer who decides he wants into her pants but reforms) would make me run for the hills but I really liked the two other books so I gave it a chance. My verdict? I liked it about as much as it is possible for me to like a book with this trope - I enjoyed it but it's not going on a favorites list. I did not feel like throwing it against the wall though and if you know my loathing of such a set-up, this is huge.

Why did I like it as much as I did?

Well, the book was doing the usual thing with hero was being absolutely intolerable, going all "I am going to kick orphans on the street and ravish you and instead of being normal and finding me a nasty scumbag, you, heroine, want to be sexing me up" when the heroine interrupted by having him hit over the head and locking and chaining him in the cellar (which used to be an army dungeon) for a week to teach him some manners and make him change his mind. I couldn't dislike either one of them after this or begrudge make-outs (heroine's reaction to him finally escaping was to go "oh well, let's have sex on the dungeon floor." I was very amused. :) I think heroine had a mild and unacknowlwdged taste for being a domme (especially in light of how much she enjoyed making out with him when he was chained up, precisely because he was chained up). :)
dangermousie: (Default)
Because I really liked the two Suzanne Enoch books I read, I ventured onto a third, London's Perfect Scoundrel (it's a middle part of an extremely loose trilogy of which the other two books were the first and last part).

Normally the set-up (innocent proper young lady and a horrid seducer who decides he wants into her pants but reforms) would make me run for the hills but I really liked the two other books so I gave it a chance. My verdict? I liked it about as much as it is possible for me to like a book with this trope - I enjoyed it but it's not going on a favorites list. I did not feel like throwing it against the wall though and if you know my loathing of such a set-up, this is huge.

Why did I like it as much as I did?

Well, the book was doing the usual thing with hero was being absolutely intolerable, going all "I am going to kick orphans on the street and ravish you and instead of being normal and finding me a nasty scumbag, you, heroine, want to be sexing me up" when the heroine interrupted by having him hit over the head and locking and chaining him in the cellar (which used to be an army dungeon) for a week to teach him some manners and make him change his mind. I couldn't dislike either one of them after this or begrudge make-outs (heroine's reaction to him finally escaping was to go "oh well, let's have sex on the dungeon floor." I was very amused. :) I think heroine had a mild and unacknowlwdged taste for being a domme (especially in light of how much she enjoyed making out with him when he was chained up, precisely because he was chained up). :)
dangermousie: (Default)
Because I really liked the two Suzanne Enoch books I read, I ventured onto a third, London's Perfect Scoundrel (it's a middle part of an extremely loose trilogy of which the other two books were the first and last part).

Normally the set-up (innocent proper young lady and a horrid seducer who decides he wants into her pants but reforms) would make me run for the hills but I really liked the two other books so I gave it a chance. My verdict? I liked it about as much as it is possible for me to like a book with this trope - I enjoyed it but it's not going on a favorites list. I did not feel like throwing it against the wall though and if you know my loathing of such a set-up, this is huge.

Why did I like it as much as I did?

Well, the book was doing the usual thing with hero was being absolutely intolerable, going all "I am going to kick orphans on the street and ravish you and instead of being normal and finding me a nasty scumbag, you, heroine, want to be sexing me up" when the heroine interrupted by having him hit over the head and locking and chaining him in the cellar (which used to be an army dungeon) for a week to teach him some manners and make him change his mind. I couldn't dislike either one of them after this or begrudge make-outs (heroine's reaction to him finally escaping was to go "oh well, let's have sex on the dungeon floor." I was very amused. :) I think heroine had a mild and unacknowlwdged taste for being a domme (especially in light of how much she enjoyed making out with him when he was chained up, precisely because he was chained up). :)
dangermousie: (Chuno - bw by alexandral)
Seeing that we are 10 months into the year, favorites are bound to shape up. So - what has been your favorite drama this year so far?

For me, the answer is easy - Chuno a.k.a. Slave Hunters.



The only drama this year that made it into my all-time Top 10, Chuno was perfect. I loved everything about it, from the story to acting to cinematography to its driving pace (this is a rare drama that feels as if it should have been longer, even at 24 eps). Even the seemingly extraneous parts (the humor interludes at the inn or slave revolt) ultimately fit into the greater whole and made the world more real. Jang Hyuk gave an unforgettable performance as the broken, dangerous, unpredictable Dae Gil, but I confess my heart belonged to Oh Ji Ho's slave-general Song Tae Ha, righteous but having to navigate his blind acceptance of the prejudices of his time.



By the end of the drama he became my biggest ever drama crush. I also adored Lee Da Hae's Un Nyun - I know she was polarizing but I loved her as someone waking up after a decade of being frozen and finally freeing herself from being dictated either by fate or men around her.



Lee Jong Hyuk was mesmerizing as a tragic villain - he was despicable yet I could not help but pity him. The secondary characters were all top notch. All the tragedies and tangled destinies and politics and true love and points about societal limits and those amazing amazing fights. It's my perfect drama. (It is also one of only two kdramas Mr Mousie has been able to enjoy watching). And yes, it did feature my favorite OTP of the year - I did not know this was what I always wanted in an OTP until Chuno gave me Tae Ha/Un Nyun.



What is yours? It doesn't have to be a kdrama.
dangermousie: (Chuno - bw by alexandral)
Seeing that we are 10 months into the year, favorites are bound to shape up. So - what has been your favorite drama this year so far?

For me, the answer is easy - Chuno a.k.a. Slave Hunters.



The only drama this year that made it into my all-time Top 10, Chuno was perfect. I loved everything about it, from the story to acting to cinematography to its driving pace (this is a rare drama that feels as if it should have been longer, even at 24 eps). Even the seemingly extraneous parts (the humor interludes at the inn or slave revolt) ultimately fit into the greater whole and made the world more real. Jang Hyuk gave an unforgettable performance as the broken, dangerous, unpredictable Dae Gil, but I confess my heart belonged to Oh Ji Ho's slave-general Song Tae Ha, righteous but having to navigate his blind acceptance of the prejudices of his time.



By the end of the drama he became my biggest ever drama crush. I also adored Lee Da Hae's Un Nyun - I know she was polarizing but I loved her as someone waking up after a decade of being frozen and finally freeing herself from being dictated either by fate or men around her.



Lee Jong Hyuk was mesmerizing as a tragic villain - he was despicable yet I could not help but pity him. The secondary characters were all top notch. All the tragedies and tangled destinies and politics and true love and points about societal limits and those amazing amazing fights. It's my perfect drama. (It is also one of only two kdramas Mr Mousie has been able to enjoy watching). And yes, it did feature my favorite OTP of the year - I did not know this was what I always wanted in an OTP until Chuno gave me Tae Ha/Un Nyun.



What is yours? It doesn't have to be a kdrama.
dangermousie: (Chuno - bw by alexandral)
Seeing that we are 10 months into the year, favorites are bound to shape up. So - what has been your favorite drama this year so far?

For me, the answer is easy - Chuno a.k.a. Slave Hunters.



The only drama this year that made it into my all-time Top 10, Chuno was perfect. I loved everything about it, from the story to acting to cinematography to its driving pace (this is a rare drama that feels as if it should have been longer, even at 24 eps). Even the seemingly extraneous parts (the humor interludes at the inn or slave revolt) ultimately fit into the greater whole and made the world more real. Jang Hyuk gave an unforgettable performance as the broken, dangerous, unpredictable Dae Gil, but I confess my heart belonged to Oh Ji Ho's slave-general Song Tae Ha, righteous but having to navigate his blind acceptance of the prejudices of his time.



By the end of the drama he became my biggest ever drama crush. I also adored Lee Da Hae's Un Nyun - I know she was polarizing but I loved her as someone waking up after a decade of being frozen and finally freeing herself from being dictated either by fate or men around her.



Lee Jong Hyuk was mesmerizing as a tragic villain - he was despicable yet I could not help but pity him. The secondary characters were all top notch. All the tragedies and tangled destinies and politics and true love and points about societal limits and those amazing amazing fights. It's my perfect drama. (It is also one of only two kdramas Mr Mousie has been able to enjoy watching). And yes, it did feature my favorite OTP of the year - I did not know this was what I always wanted in an OTP until Chuno gave me Tae Ha/Un Nyun.



What is yours? It doesn't have to be a kdrama.

Profile

dangermousie: (Default)
dangermousie

November 2012

S M T W T F S
     1 2 3
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated May. 27th, 2017 02:30 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios