Jun. 20th, 2012

dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
I will never understand the seemingly universal obsession with Hana Kimi - it's cute but also eminently forgettable - nothing ever happens. Even if you like the girl-crossdresses concept, there any many more interesting ways to go, a lot of which have been done in other manga, anime or dramas. But I am clearly in the minority as this manga already had a Taiwanese adaptation, two Japanese adaptations and is about to get a Korean one.

Since SM has the rights, the two leads will go to two of their idols, Sulli (which my spellcheck wants to autocorrect to "Sullivan" lol) and Minho. The rest of the cast is a mix of idols and up-and-coming actors. Since I am only a few perms away from being an ahjumma at heart, and thus more likely to swoon over Choi Min Soo than a teen idol, I am unfamiliar with anyone in the cast except for Lee Hyun Woo, who will play Nakatsu and who was excellent as the younger version of Uhm Tae Woong's character in The Equator Man. (So excellent, in fact, that I wish he had a better drama than Hana Kimi in which to showcase his abilities).

As a rule, I am not keen on idols with little or no previous experience starring in a drama because being good at dancing and singing does not mean that one has the slightest ability to act (one has only to look at Yunho, Kim Hyun Joong and Son Dambi for confirmation). But I don't mind it here - Hana Kimi hardly requires some extensive acting chops and at least they will all be concentrated in one drama, drama I have no interest in, as opposed to being foisted on me in a drama or dozen I actually want to watch!

Anyway, this version will air on August and go against Nice Guy and Arang, which means its ratings are doomed (coincidentally, those are two of my three most anticipated dramas for the rest of the year).

And then, hopefully, the Hana Kimi ghost will finally be laid to rest. Until Mainland gets in on the act.
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
I will never understand the seemingly universal obsession with Hana Kimi - it's cute but also eminently forgettable - nothing ever happens. Even if you like the girl-crossdresses concept, there any many more interesting ways to go, a lot of which have been done in other manga, anime or dramas. But I am clearly in the minority as this manga already had a Taiwanese adaptation, two Japanese adaptations and is about to get a Korean one.

Since SM has the rights, the two leads will go to two of their idols, Sulli (which my spellcheck wants to autocorrect to "Sullivan" lol) and Minho. The rest of the cast is a mix of idols and up-and-coming actors. Since I am only a few perms away from being an ahjumma at heart, and thus more likely to swoon over Choi Min Soo than a teen idol, I am unfamiliar with anyone in the cast except for Lee Hyun Woo, who will play Nakatsu and who was excellent as the younger version of Uhm Tae Woong's character in The Equator Man. (So excellent, in fact, that I wish he had a better drama than Hana Kimi in which to showcase his abilities).

As a rule, I am not keen on idols with little or no previous experience starring in a drama because being good at dancing and singing does not mean that one has the slightest ability to act (one has only to look at Yunho, Kim Hyun Joong and Son Dambi for confirmation). But I don't mind it here - Hana Kimi hardly requires some extensive acting chops and at least they will all be concentrated in one drama, drama I have no interest in, as opposed to being foisted on me in a drama or dozen I actually want to watch!

Anyway, this version will air on August and go against Nice Guy and Arang, which means its ratings are doomed (coincidentally, those are two of my three most anticipated dramas for the rest of the year).

And then, hopefully, the Hana Kimi ghost will finally be laid to rest. Until Mainland gets in on the act.
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
I will never understand the seemingly universal obsession with Hana Kimi - it's cute but also eminently forgettable - nothing ever happens. Even if you like the girl-crossdresses concept, there any many more interesting ways to go, a lot of which have been done in other manga, anime or dramas. But I am clearly in the minority as this manga already had a Taiwanese adaptation, two Japanese adaptations and is about to get a Korean one.

Since SM has the rights, the two leads will go to two of their idols, Sulli (which my spellcheck wants to autocorrect to "Sullivan" lol) and Minho. The rest of the cast is a mix of idols and up-and-coming actors. Since I am only a few perms away from being an ahjumma at heart, and thus more likely to swoon over Choi Min Soo than a teen idol, I am unfamiliar with anyone in the cast except for Lee Hyun Woo, who will play Nakatsu and who was excellent as the younger version of Uhm Tae Woong's character in The Equator Man. (So excellent, in fact, that I wish he had a better drama than Hana Kimi in which to showcase his abilities).

As a rule, I am not keen on idols with little or no previous experience starring in a drama because being good at dancing and singing does not mean that one has the slightest ability to act (one has only to look at Yunho, Kim Hyun Joong and Son Dambi for confirmation). But I don't mind it here - Hana Kimi hardly requires some extensive acting chops and at least they will all be concentrated in one drama, drama I have no interest in, as opposed to being foisted on me in a drama or dozen I actually want to watch!

Anyway, this version will air on August and go against Nice Guy and Arang, which means its ratings are doomed (coincidentally, those are two of my three most anticipated dramas for the rest of the year).

And then, hopefully, the Hana Kimi ghost will finally be laid to rest. Until Mainland gets in on the act.
dangermousie: (SKKS: my slash OTP by timescout)


And I am dead serious, you guys. Sorry, Dan, I adore you and all, but after ep 7, I have switched to being firmly on Kang To/Shunji ship. I mean! They ride the same bike and hold each other and cry! Shunji says things like "If something bad happens to you, how can I live?" Kang To holds on until he can faint into Shunji's arms!

Caps of the scene that made me a shipper )


Oh, and they are best friends who are also sworn enemies because Kang To as Bridal Mask killed Shunji's older brother and Shunji did his best to kill Bridal Mask, not knowing it's Kang To. Oh, and Shunji's older brother killed Kang To's mother. So basically they are gorgeous, angsty, and the best kind of doomed with the 'best friends yet sworn enemies' combo. With swords and hand-to-hand combat! And they have way more interactions than Kang To/Dan OR Shunji/Dan.

So very sorry, Dan! I rarely slash but I think I've stumbled on one of my rare exceptions.

Yes, Gaksital has made me a slasher.

Proper post on ep 7 with thoughts and caps coming when I am a bit less tired.
dangermousie: (SKKS: my slash OTP by timescout)


And I am dead serious, you guys. Sorry, Dan, I adore you and all, but after ep 7, I have switched to being firmly on Kang To/Shunji ship. I mean! They ride the same bike and hold each other and cry! Shunji says things like "If something bad happens to you, how can I live?" Kang To holds on until he can faint into Shunji's arms!

Caps of the scene that made me a shipper )


Oh, and they are best friends who are also sworn enemies because Kang To as Bridal Mask killed Shunji's older brother and Shunji did his best to kill Bridal Mask, not knowing it's Kang To. Oh, and Shunji's older brother killed Kang To's mother. So basically they are gorgeous, angsty, and the best kind of doomed with the 'best friends yet sworn enemies' combo. With swords and hand-to-hand combat! And they have way more interactions than Kang To/Dan OR Shunji/Dan.

So very sorry, Dan! I rarely slash but I think I've stumbled on one of my rare exceptions.

Yes, Gaksital has made me a slasher.

Proper post on ep 7 with thoughts and caps coming when I am a bit less tired.
dangermousie: (SKKS: my slash OTP by timescout)


And I am dead serious, you guys. Sorry, Dan, I adore you and all, but after ep 7, I have switched to being firmly on Kang To/Shunji ship. I mean! They ride the same bike and hold each other and cry! Shunji says things like "If something bad happens to you, how can I live?" Kang To holds on until he can faint into Shunji's arms!

Caps of the scene that made me a shipper )


Oh, and they are best friends who are also sworn enemies because Kang To as Bridal Mask killed Shunji's older brother and Shunji did his best to kill Bridal Mask, not knowing it's Kang To. Oh, and Shunji's older brother killed Kang To's mother. So basically they are gorgeous, angsty, and the best kind of doomed with the 'best friends yet sworn enemies' combo. With swords and hand-to-hand combat! And they have way more interactions than Kang To/Dan OR Shunji/Dan.

So very sorry, Dan! I rarely slash but I think I've stumbled on one of my rare exceptions.

Yes, Gaksital has made me a slasher.

Proper post on ep 7 with thoughts and caps coming when I am a bit less tired.

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