Jan. 4th, 2012

dangermousie: (SKKS: forbidden kiss by timescout)
Because Koala is the most persuasive marsupial in existence and because [livejournal.com profile] cleobulle, who shared all my reservations, seems to have adored ep 1, I am caving in and checking out the first ep of The Moon That Embraces The Sun a.k.a. 'your love is doomed doomed doomed' sageuk.



My biggest problem has always been the age difference between Kim Su Hyun and Han Ga In, who play the star-crossed pair. But Koala had a great, story-based explanation, which satisfied me. And then, the thing looks so pretty and angst and, plot-wise, so up my alley, I can't resist. (Still - 6 childhood eps? I know the plot of that portion and are 6 eps really necessary?)

Also, random, but are the childhood version of the OTP played by the kids who played the OTP in Iljimae?
dangermousie: (SKKS: forbidden kiss by timescout)
Because Koala is the most persuasive marsupial in existence and because [livejournal.com profile] cleobulle, who shared all my reservations, seems to have adored ep 1, I am caving in and checking out the first ep of The Moon That Embraces The Sun a.k.a. 'your love is doomed doomed doomed' sageuk.



My biggest problem has always been the age difference between Kim Su Hyun and Han Ga In, who play the star-crossed pair. But Koala had a great, story-based explanation, which satisfied me. And then, the thing looks so pretty and angst and, plot-wise, so up my alley, I can't resist. (Still - 6 childhood eps? I know the plot of that portion and are 6 eps really necessary?)

Also, random, but are the childhood version of the OTP played by the kids who played the OTP in Iljimae?
dangermousie: (SKKS: forbidden kiss by timescout)
Because Koala is the most persuasive marsupial in existence and because [livejournal.com profile] cleobulle, who shared all my reservations, seems to have adored ep 1, I am caving in and checking out the first ep of The Moon That Embraces The Sun a.k.a. 'your love is doomed doomed doomed' sageuk.



My biggest problem has always been the age difference between Kim Su Hyun and Han Ga In, who play the star-crossed pair. But Koala had a great, story-based explanation, which satisfied me. And then, the thing looks so pretty and angst and, plot-wise, so up my alley, I can't resist. (Still - 6 childhood eps? I know the plot of that portion and are 6 eps really necessary?)

Also, random, but are the childhood version of the OTP played by the kids who played the OTP in Iljimae?
dangermousie: (Paap)
Hmmm, the upcoming Chu-Han Contention is leaving me with a massive craving for a serious cdrama period epic. I guess I should finish the 2003 take on the Chu-Han story (which I liked. Hu Jun, mmmmmmm) but I might get to be in Chu-Han overload.

So, is The Great Revival any good? I know Chen Daoming is very highly regarded.

And Ady An playing a legendary beauty is a bonus (though I believe she's a supporting character in this one).

Also, argh! This just reminds me that I want Chen Kun/Sonija Kwok's take on this story (Conquest) subbed - because so pretty.
dangermousie: (Paap)
Hmmm, the upcoming Chu-Han Contention is leaving me with a massive craving for a serious cdrama period epic. I guess I should finish the 2003 take on the Chu-Han story (which I liked. Hu Jun, mmmmmmm) but I might get to be in Chu-Han overload.

So, is The Great Revival any good? I know Chen Daoming is very highly regarded.

And Ady An playing a legendary beauty is a bonus (though I believe she's a supporting character in this one).

Also, argh! This just reminds me that I want Chen Kun/Sonija Kwok's take on this story (Conquest) subbed - because so pretty.
dangermousie: (Paap)
Hmmm, the upcoming Chu-Han Contention is leaving me with a massive craving for a serious cdrama period epic. I guess I should finish the 2003 take on the Chu-Han story (which I liked. Hu Jun, mmmmmmm) but I might get to be in Chu-Han overload.

So, is The Great Revival any good? I know Chen Daoming is very highly regarded.

And Ady An playing a legendary beauty is a bonus (though I believe she's a supporting character in this one).

Also, argh! This just reminds me that I want Chen Kun/Sonija Kwok's take on this story (Conquest) subbed - because so pretty.
dangermousie: (Default)
I am 8 eps into HZGG and my take on it can be summed up as: pretty fluff with some cool outfits.

I adore Zi Wei/Er Kang (though every time people discourse on how gorgeous Ziwei is, I am puzzled. I like the character but lookwise, she's the plainest cdrama leading lady I've seen). I skip to their scenes a lot:





DOES YAN ZI EVER CALM THE FUCK DOWN?! Seriously, I have high tolerance for madcap, cutesy, hyper heroines, but I want to throttle our ostensible heroine who has the maturity, survival skills and brains of a pancake and acts as if she's permanently on uppers. Common sense is on another planet from this lady. I love suicidally feisty (adored Yang Mi's character in Gong) but Yan Zi appears brain-damaged. She's also not good-looking either (cdramas have so many gorgeous actresses, why is this big-budget production about beauties stocked with so many plain women?) but it's her insane character that drives me off the bend. Her behavior would be cute in my daughter. My daughter is two years old.



Ugh. I know that she is shipped a lot with Fifth Prince, but he seems a fairly nice guy. What has he done to be afflicted with YZ? I really hopes she simmers down.



In conclusion, this guy (I think he's Er Kang's bro) is the only one rocking the queue.



I lied. In other conclusion, can Benjamin go away? I have nothing against the actor, but the character is so wholesomely bland he makes me want to sleep.

So, HZGG - very pretty, some stories and characters I adore, others I want to drown. So basically, your average drama. Though I confess that I kinda want to unleash Zombie Yong Zheng on them and wipe the floor with the lot of them.
dangermousie: (Default)
I am 8 eps into HZGG and my take on it can be summed up as: pretty fluff with some cool outfits.

I adore Zi Wei/Er Kang (though every time people discourse on how gorgeous Ziwei is, I am puzzled. I like the character but lookwise, she's the plainest cdrama leading lady I've seen). I skip to their scenes a lot:





DOES YAN ZI EVER CALM THE FUCK DOWN?! Seriously, I have high tolerance for madcap, cutesy, hyper heroines, but I want to throttle our ostensible heroine who has the maturity, survival skills and brains of a pancake and acts as if she's permanently on uppers. Common sense is on another planet from this lady. I love suicidally feisty (adored Yang Mi's character in Gong) but Yan Zi appears brain-damaged. She's also not good-looking either (cdramas have so many gorgeous actresses, why is this big-budget production about beauties stocked with so many plain women?) but it's her insane character that drives me off the bend. Her behavior would be cute in my daughter. My daughter is two years old.



Ugh. I know that she is shipped a lot with Fifth Prince, but he seems a fairly nice guy. What has he done to be afflicted with YZ? I really hopes she simmers down.



In conclusion, this guy (I think he's Er Kang's bro) is the only one rocking the queue.



I lied. In other conclusion, can Benjamin go away? I have nothing against the actor, but the character is so wholesomely bland he makes me want to sleep.

So, HZGG - very pretty, some stories and characters I adore, others I want to drown. So basically, your average drama. Though I confess that I kinda want to unleash Zombie Yong Zheng on them and wipe the floor with the lot of them.
dangermousie: (Default)
I am 8 eps into HZGG and my take on it can be summed up as: pretty fluff with some cool outfits.

I adore Zi Wei/Er Kang (though every time people discourse on how gorgeous Ziwei is, I am puzzled. I like the character but lookwise, she's the plainest cdrama leading lady I've seen). I skip to their scenes a lot:





DOES YAN ZI EVER CALM THE FUCK DOWN?! Seriously, I have high tolerance for madcap, cutesy, hyper heroines, but I want to throttle our ostensible heroine who has the maturity, survival skills and brains of a pancake and acts as if she's permanently on uppers. Common sense is on another planet from this lady. I love suicidally feisty (adored Yang Mi's character in Gong) but Yan Zi appears brain-damaged. She's also not good-looking either (cdramas have so many gorgeous actresses, why is this big-budget production about beauties stocked with so many plain women?) but it's her insane character that drives me off the bend. Her behavior would be cute in my daughter. My daughter is two years old.



Ugh. I know that she is shipped a lot with Fifth Prince, but he seems a fairly nice guy. What has he done to be afflicted with YZ? I really hopes she simmers down.



In conclusion, this guy (I think he's Er Kang's bro) is the only one rocking the queue.



I lied. In other conclusion, can Benjamin go away? I have nothing against the actor, but the character is so wholesomely bland he makes me want to sleep.

So, HZGG - very pretty, some stories and characters I adore, others I want to drown. So basically, your average drama. Though I confess that I kinda want to unleash Zombie Yong Zheng on them and wipe the floor with the lot of them.

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