Mar. 19th, 2012

dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
So, seeing that Too Late gave me a crush on Wallace Chung, I went digging to see what other dramas of his I can get my hands on. Sadly, as is the case with most cdrama actors/actresses, the bulk of his stuff is unsubbed. Boooo! The one I am most interested in is King of Shanghai, which is a period drama all about the Mob and I think the heroine becomes the mob boss of the city at the end? It looks awesome and depressing and there are no subs except for the first three eps. EEEE! Curses! However, trolling around for it did give me the most awesome drama sequence I've ever seen, as far as my id is concerned.

He's arrested and she goes to the warden bargains for his release with her body. So he is released and then this happens )

I am tempted to watch this damn thing with no subs, but sanity shall prevail.
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
So, seeing that Too Late gave me a crush on Wallace Chung, I went digging to see what other dramas of his I can get my hands on. Sadly, as is the case with most cdrama actors/actresses, the bulk of his stuff is unsubbed. Boooo! The one I am most interested in is King of Shanghai, which is a period drama all about the Mob and I think the heroine becomes the mob boss of the city at the end? It looks awesome and depressing and there are no subs except for the first three eps. EEEE! Curses! However, trolling around for it did give me the most awesome drama sequence I've ever seen, as far as my id is concerned.

He's arrested and she goes to the warden bargains for his release with her body. So he is released and then this happens )

I am tempted to watch this damn thing with no subs, but sanity shall prevail.
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
So, seeing that Too Late gave me a crush on Wallace Chung, I went digging to see what other dramas of his I can get my hands on. Sadly, as is the case with most cdrama actors/actresses, the bulk of his stuff is unsubbed. Boooo! The one I am most interested in is King of Shanghai, which is a period drama all about the Mob and I think the heroine becomes the mob boss of the city at the end? It looks awesome and depressing and there are no subs except for the first three eps. EEEE! Curses! However, trolling around for it did give me the most awesome drama sequence I've ever seen, as far as my id is concerned.

He's arrested and she goes to the warden bargains for his release with her body. So he is released and then this happens )

I am tempted to watch this damn thing with no subs, but sanity shall prevail.
dangermousie: (SKKS: Ja Shin grin by timescout)


Out of all March dramas, I confess I was least excited by FK (well, if we don't count K-POP Survival because that one sounds like a trainwreck).

To me, it didn't have the revenge-thriller premise of The Equator Man with its possible echoes of Mawang, wacky time-travel appeal of Rooftop Prince, delicate melodrama poetry promise of Love Rain or intensity, cast, and chemistry of King2Hearts. Nor is there anyone in the cast I consider must-see. I adored Shin Se Kyung in Tree with Deep Roots, but it's such a different character and drama, that I can't take anything from that, and while I like Yoo Ah In, I am not one of his fangirls. I am utterly unfamiliar with the rest.

Plus - fashion. There are few drama topics I find as boring - maybe medicine and sports.

So, pretty much the scale was weighed before I started this.

After the first episode, my impression is that this is fairly solid so far, but I am just not motivated to watch more. There was nothing that grabbed me and made me curious or invested enough to continue. I guess I am just going to have to admit any fashion-centric story is not for me. If this was a period drama or a revenge story, I'd probably stick for a few more eps because the very type of the story would be my thing. But professional success in the world of fancy clothes is about as far from my thing as I can imagine. Maybe if there will be makjang birth secrets or some damaged protagonists, I'll come back in, but for now, there is nothing to hook me at all.

Nor is there anything else that grabbed my attention - like a fascinating character or two, except Yoo Ah In and his performance (he is really excellent - when he's on screen, everything gets automatically more interesting, and his chemistry with SSK is good). But it's still not enough to draw me in - I see no dramatic hook, no character to hook me (not even YAI - it's a good performance, excellent even, but I am just not particularly interested in his character).

Just as well, I have 4 more new dramas to check out.
dangermousie: (SKKS: Ja Shin grin by timescout)


Out of all March dramas, I confess I was least excited by FK (well, if we don't count K-POP Survival because that one sounds like a trainwreck).

To me, it didn't have the revenge-thriller premise of The Equator Man with its possible echoes of Mawang, wacky time-travel appeal of Rooftop Prince, delicate melodrama poetry promise of Love Rain or intensity, cast, and chemistry of King2Hearts. Nor is there anyone in the cast I consider must-see. I adored Shin Se Kyung in Tree with Deep Roots, but it's such a different character and drama, that I can't take anything from that, and while I like Yoo Ah In, I am not one of his fangirls. I am utterly unfamiliar with the rest.

Plus - fashion. There are few drama topics I find as boring - maybe medicine and sports.

So, pretty much the scale was weighed before I started this.

After the first episode, my impression is that this is fairly solid so far, but I am just not motivated to watch more. There was nothing that grabbed me and made me curious or invested enough to continue. I guess I am just going to have to admit any fashion-centric story is not for me. If this was a period drama or a revenge story, I'd probably stick for a few more eps because the very type of the story would be my thing. But professional success in the world of fancy clothes is about as far from my thing as I can imagine. Maybe if there will be makjang birth secrets or some damaged protagonists, I'll come back in, but for now, there is nothing to hook me at all.

Nor is there anything else that grabbed my attention - like a fascinating character or two, except Yoo Ah In and his performance (he is really excellent - when he's on screen, everything gets automatically more interesting, and his chemistry with SSK is good). But it's still not enough to draw me in - I see no dramatic hook, no character to hook me (not even YAI - it's a good performance, excellent even, but I am just not particularly interested in his character).

Just as well, I have 4 more new dramas to check out.
dangermousie: (SKKS: Ja Shin grin by timescout)


Out of all March dramas, I confess I was least excited by FK (well, if we don't count K-POP Survival because that one sounds like a trainwreck).

To me, it didn't have the revenge-thriller premise of The Equator Man with its possible echoes of Mawang, wacky time-travel appeal of Rooftop Prince, delicate melodrama poetry promise of Love Rain or intensity, cast, and chemistry of King2Hearts. Nor is there anyone in the cast I consider must-see. I adored Shin Se Kyung in Tree with Deep Roots, but it's such a different character and drama, that I can't take anything from that, and while I like Yoo Ah In, I am not one of his fangirls. I am utterly unfamiliar with the rest.

Plus - fashion. There are few drama topics I find as boring - maybe medicine and sports.

So, pretty much the scale was weighed before I started this.

After the first episode, my impression is that this is fairly solid so far, but I am just not motivated to watch more. There was nothing that grabbed me and made me curious or invested enough to continue. I guess I am just going to have to admit any fashion-centric story is not for me. If this was a period drama or a revenge story, I'd probably stick for a few more eps because the very type of the story would be my thing. But professional success in the world of fancy clothes is about as far from my thing as I can imagine. Maybe if there will be makjang birth secrets or some damaged protagonists, I'll come back in, but for now, there is nothing to hook me at all.

Nor is there anything else that grabbed my attention - like a fascinating character or two, except Yoo Ah In and his performance (he is really excellent - when he's on screen, everything gets automatically more interesting, and his chemistry with SSK is good). But it's still not enough to draw me in - I see no dramatic hook, no character to hook me (not even YAI - it's a good performance, excellent even, but I am just not particularly interested in his character).

Just as well, I have 4 more new dramas to check out.
dangermousie: (Spring Waltz OTP by scanky_chops)


Don't they look adorable?

I think I am in the minority on my flist in being absolutely rabid about this. Most people seem to go 'ugh melo' or 'eeek Yoona' but I cannot wait!

In part because I do adore Jang Geun Seok (he made me a rabid convert with Marry Me Mary) but mainly because this is a romantic melodrama from the Four Seasons and Snow Queen PD. I would be excited no matter who he cast.

I am very fond of well-done romantic melodrama and kdramas rarely do these any more (Padam Padam can qualify as one and guess who adored it?). A well-done melodrama is not screaming and lunacy - what it is, to me, is a mood piece, everything evoking a feeling - acting, story, cinematography, almost like poetry. Spring Waltz, Snow Queen, A Love to Kill, Goodbye My Love, Beautiful Days, Winter Sonata, etc. are all my favorites.

And nobody makes poetry-as-melodrama as well as the man who brought to us the Four Seasons dramas and the sublime Snow Queen.

I cannot wait for this. I just know it will be amazing.

Have a teaser:



If you are me, this looks perfect.
dangermousie: (Spring Waltz OTP by scanky_chops)


Don't they look adorable?

I think I am in the minority on my flist in being absolutely rabid about this. Most people seem to go 'ugh melo' or 'eeek Yoona' but I cannot wait!

In part because I do adore Jang Geun Seok (he made me a rabid convert with Marry Me Mary) but mainly because this is a romantic melodrama from the Four Seasons and Snow Queen PD. I would be excited no matter who he cast.

I am very fond of well-done romantic melodrama and kdramas rarely do these any more (Padam Padam can qualify as one and guess who adored it?). A well-done melodrama is not screaming and lunacy - what it is, to me, is a mood piece, everything evoking a feeling - acting, story, cinematography, almost like poetry. Spring Waltz, Snow Queen, A Love to Kill, Goodbye My Love, Beautiful Days, Winter Sonata, etc. are all my favorites.

And nobody makes poetry-as-melodrama as well as the man who brought to us the Four Seasons dramas and the sublime Snow Queen.

I cannot wait for this. I just know it will be amazing.

Have a teaser:



If you are me, this looks perfect.
dangermousie: (Spring Waltz OTP by scanky_chops)


Don't they look adorable?

I think I am in the minority on my flist in being absolutely rabid about this. Most people seem to go 'ugh melo' or 'eeek Yoona' but I cannot wait!

In part because I do adore Jang Geun Seok (he made me a rabid convert with Marry Me Mary) but mainly because this is a romantic melodrama from the Four Seasons and Snow Queen PD. I would be excited no matter who he cast.

I am very fond of well-done romantic melodrama and kdramas rarely do these any more (Padam Padam can qualify as one and guess who adored it?). A well-done melodrama is not screaming and lunacy - what it is, to me, is a mood piece, everything evoking a feeling - acting, story, cinematography, almost like poetry. Spring Waltz, Snow Queen, A Love to Kill, Goodbye My Love, Beautiful Days, Winter Sonata, etc. are all my favorites.

And nobody makes poetry-as-melodrama as well as the man who brought to us the Four Seasons dramas and the sublime Snow Queen.

I cannot wait for this. I just know it will be amazing.

Have a teaser:



If you are me, this looks perfect.

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