Sep. 13th, 2012

dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)


I really really loved the first episode of Nice Guy - it's a very typical LKH drama -it should feel over the top and makjang given the premise but due to the excellent writing and acting instead feels painful and real. The drama is anchored by Song Joong Ki's performance - watching him go from a gentle, hopeful future doctor to this broken, hollowed-out, dark shell was crushing. He is amazing - when he's on screen, I can't look away. I've forgotten how LKH dramas can make you hurt - a lot of them start with the protagonists in the worst place and then attempt to climb out but with Maru, we start in a good place and thus his descent is all the worse. The LKH dramas this most reminds me of are A Love to Kill (hero wants to use a woman for revenge, falls in love, chaos ensues) and Sang Do, Let's Go to School (hero is a bright kid who threw away his future and got a jail sentence to protect the woman he loved and now is a gigolo (what's with LKH and gigolos?). Though in Sang Do, the girl he saved was his OTP and here she is a horrible conniving person. I only hope it ends happier than SD, though the hope is slim).

Episode-specific thoughts and caps )

I cannot wait to watch the next episode. This drama would be best to binge on but I have no patience for it and so will drive myself insane via weekly morsels.

I ended up feeling so deeply for Maru, even while realizing the amount of his damage and his darkness. To LKH's credit, she took a potentially insane concept and made it believable and relatable. I used to wonder what on earth would justify someone going after their ex via scorched earth policy, but watching this I understand. I actually want him to go nuclear on her. A pity he himself will be inevitably caught in the blast.

This is very much a Song Joong Ki show so far - he owns every second he is in. We saw less of Moon Chae Won as Eun Gi but I love what I see - damage and savagery and fragility mixed - no wonder she will commonality with Maru. Park Si Yeon excels at playing high-maintenance, solipcistic fragility, so she is at home in her role.

All in all, A+++.
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)


I really really loved the first episode of Nice Guy - it's a very typical LKH drama -it should feel over the top and makjang given the premise but due to the excellent writing and acting instead feels painful and real. The drama is anchored by Song Joong Ki's performance - watching him go from a gentle, hopeful future doctor to this broken, hollowed-out, dark shell was crushing. He is amazing - when he's on screen, I can't look away. I've forgotten how LKH dramas can make you hurt - a lot of them start with the protagonists in the worst place and then attempt to climb out but with Maru, we start in a good place and thus his descent is all the worse. The LKH dramas this most reminds me of are A Love to Kill (hero wants to use a woman for revenge, falls in love, chaos ensues) and Sang Do, Let's Go to School (hero is a bright kid who threw away his future and got a jail sentence to protect the woman he loved and now is a gigolo (what's with LKH and gigolos?). Though in Sang Do, the girl he saved was his OTP and here she is a horrible conniving person. I only hope it ends happier than SD, though the hope is slim).

Episode-specific thoughts and caps )

I cannot wait to watch the next episode. This drama would be best to binge on but I have no patience for it and so will drive myself insane via weekly morsels.

I ended up feeling so deeply for Maru, even while realizing the amount of his damage and his darkness. To LKH's credit, she took a potentially insane concept and made it believable and relatable. I used to wonder what on earth would justify someone going after their ex via scorched earth policy, but watching this I understand. I actually want him to go nuclear on her. A pity he himself will be inevitably caught in the blast.

This is very much a Song Joong Ki show so far - he owns every second he is in. We saw less of Moon Chae Won as Eun Gi but I love what I see - damage and savagery and fragility mixed - no wonder she will commonality with Maru. Park Si Yeon excels at playing high-maintenance, solipcistic fragility, so she is at home in her role.

All in all, A+++.
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)


I really really loved the first episode of Nice Guy - it's a very typical LKH drama -it should feel over the top and makjang given the premise but due to the excellent writing and acting instead feels painful and real. The drama is anchored by Song Joong Ki's performance - watching him go from a gentle, hopeful future doctor to this broken, hollowed-out, dark shell was crushing. He is amazing - when he's on screen, I can't look away. I've forgotten how LKH dramas can make you hurt - a lot of them start with the protagonists in the worst place and then attempt to climb out but with Maru, we start in a good place and thus his descent is all the worse. The LKH dramas this most reminds me of are A Love to Kill (hero wants to use a woman for revenge, falls in love, chaos ensues) and Sang Do, Let's Go to School (hero is a bright kid who threw away his future and got a jail sentence to protect the woman he loved and now is a gigolo (what's with LKH and gigolos?). Though in Sang Do, the girl he saved was his OTP and here she is a horrible conniving person. I only hope it ends happier than SD, though the hope is slim).

Episode-specific thoughts and caps )

I cannot wait to watch the next episode. This drama would be best to binge on but I have no patience for it and so will drive myself insane via weekly morsels.

I ended up feeling so deeply for Maru, even while realizing the amount of his damage and his darkness. To LKH's credit, she took a potentially insane concept and made it believable and relatable. I used to wonder what on earth would justify someone going after their ex via scorched earth policy, but watching this I understand. I actually want him to go nuclear on her. A pity he himself will be inevitably caught in the blast.

This is very much a Song Joong Ki show so far - he owns every second he is in. We saw less of Moon Chae Won as Eun Gi but I love what I see - damage and savagery and fragility mixed - no wonder she will commonality with Maru. Park Si Yeon excels at playing high-maintenance, solipcistic fragility, so she is at home in her role.

All in all, A+++.

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