Oct. 1st, 2012

dangermousie: (Goong by gasmask)
Five Fingers is really really so good! (Don't get me started on it being beaten in the ratings by brain-dead May Queen). I've liked it from the start, but with the latest batch of episodes, I am officially "I want to binge on everything" obsessed.

It helps that in these latest episodes, Ji Ho has finally found what a cave of sharks he has been living with and giving his soul to and I am confident he can take them on and win. Joo Ji Hoon is rocking the role - he excels in these moments of stillness where you can tell a million thoughts are going on under the facade. When he finds out his mother tried to ruin him (and his later revelation about the rescue night) - I get genuinely scared by him. Because Ji Ho is a good person but you get the sense that he is good by choice and he is more than capable of ruthlessness and darkness and unleashing hell. Choi Sira is more and more excellent (of course) as Ji Ho's mother - their scenes are Oedipal in their complexity and longing and loathing. Young Ran is a monster but a pitiable one - her life with her abusive husband has broken her and she chooses to act out her darkness by getting revenge on Ji Ho, whom she sees as her husband's representative.

Some mother and son scenes )

I expected to be fascinated by the mother-son dynamic. What I did not expect was to fall deeply and madly in love with the romance. Jin Se Yeon has improved tremendously from Gaksital and her Dami is such a shining soul of light and hope in this. I have every hope that Ji Ho will emerge from the darkness because he has her. She and Joo Ji Hoon have gorgeous chemistry together - it is not passionate but it is romantic beyond words. I turn into a pile of pink goo any time they are within ten feet of each other. They are so sane together, so compatible, so right. I especially love how she can make him happy even on worst days, even when his world is crashing around him.

Some of the amazing Ji Ho/Dami scenes )

Dami is smart, kind, compassionate, but also with unshaken self-respect and common sense. If anyone could have saved In Ha from his pathetic jealousy and darkness, it would have been her, but I love that she does not want to - she loves Ji Ho and makes it unmistakable to In Ha any time he steps out of line. In Ha is my least favorite character in this, because I want him to stop acting like a spoiled 5-year-old but he is interesting and, ironically, much more like his father, Young Ran's hated husband, than Ji Ho ever was. The way he obsesses over someone who doesn't want him is a pretty good example.

In Ha the Stalker )


Here for the pretty )
dangermousie: (Goong by gasmask)
Five Fingers is really really so good! (Don't get me started on it being beaten in the ratings by brain-dead May Queen). I've liked it from the start, but with the latest batch of episodes, I am officially "I want to binge on everything" obsessed.

It helps that in these latest episodes, Ji Ho has finally found what a cave of sharks he has been living with and giving his soul to and I am confident he can take them on and win. Joo Ji Hoon is rocking the role - he excels in these moments of stillness where you can tell a million thoughts are going on under the facade. When he finds out his mother tried to ruin him (and his later revelation about the rescue night) - I get genuinely scared by him. Because Ji Ho is a good person but you get the sense that he is good by choice and he is more than capable of ruthlessness and darkness and unleashing hell. Choi Sira is more and more excellent (of course) as Ji Ho's mother - their scenes are Oedipal in their complexity and longing and loathing. Young Ran is a monster but a pitiable one - her life with her abusive husband has broken her and she chooses to act out her darkness by getting revenge on Ji Ho, whom she sees as her husband's representative.

Some mother and son scenes )

I expected to be fascinated by the mother-son dynamic. What I did not expect was to fall deeply and madly in love with the romance. Jin Se Yeon has improved tremendously from Gaksital and her Dami is such a shining soul of light and hope in this. I have every hope that Ji Ho will emerge from the darkness because he has her. She and Joo Ji Hoon have gorgeous chemistry together - it is not passionate but it is romantic beyond words. I turn into a pile of pink goo any time they are within ten feet of each other. They are so sane together, so compatible, so right. I especially love how she can make him happy even on worst days, even when his world is crashing around him.

Some of the amazing Ji Ho/Dami scenes )

Dami is smart, kind, compassionate, but also with unshaken self-respect and common sense. If anyone could have saved In Ha from his pathetic jealousy and darkness, it would have been her, but I love that she does not want to - she loves Ji Ho and makes it unmistakable to In Ha any time he steps out of line. In Ha is my least favorite character in this, because I want him to stop acting like a spoiled 5-year-old but he is interesting and, ironically, much more like his father, Young Ran's hated husband, than Ji Ho ever was. The way he obsesses over someone who doesn't want him is a pretty good example.

In Ha the Stalker )


Here for the pretty )
dangermousie: (Goong by gasmask)
Five Fingers is really really so good! (Don't get me started on it being beaten in the ratings by brain-dead May Queen). I've liked it from the start, but with the latest batch of episodes, I am officially "I want to binge on everything" obsessed.

It helps that in these latest episodes, Ji Ho has finally found what a cave of sharks he has been living with and giving his soul to and I am confident he can take them on and win. Joo Ji Hoon is rocking the role - he excels in these moments of stillness where you can tell a million thoughts are going on under the facade. When he finds out his mother tried to ruin him (and his later revelation about the rescue night) - I get genuinely scared by him. Because Ji Ho is a good person but you get the sense that he is good by choice and he is more than capable of ruthlessness and darkness and unleashing hell. Choi Sira is more and more excellent (of course) as Ji Ho's mother - their scenes are Oedipal in their complexity and longing and loathing. Young Ran is a monster but a pitiable one - her life with her abusive husband has broken her and she chooses to act out her darkness by getting revenge on Ji Ho, whom she sees as her husband's representative.

Some mother and son scenes )

I expected to be fascinated by the mother-son dynamic. What I did not expect was to fall deeply and madly in love with the romance. Jin Se Yeon has improved tremendously from Gaksital and her Dami is such a shining soul of light and hope in this. I have every hope that Ji Ho will emerge from the darkness because he has her. She and Joo Ji Hoon have gorgeous chemistry together - it is not passionate but it is romantic beyond words. I turn into a pile of pink goo any time they are within ten feet of each other. They are so sane together, so compatible, so right. I especially love how she can make him happy even on worst days, even when his world is crashing around him.

Some of the amazing Ji Ho/Dami scenes )

Dami is smart, kind, compassionate, but also with unshaken self-respect and common sense. If anyone could have saved In Ha from his pathetic jealousy and darkness, it would have been her, but I love that she does not want to - she loves Ji Ho and makes it unmistakable to In Ha any time he steps out of line. In Ha is my least favorite character in this, because I want him to stop acting like a spoiled 5-year-old but he is interesting and, ironically, much more like his father, Young Ran's hated husband, than Ji Ho ever was. The way he obsesses over someone who doesn't want him is a pretty good example.

In Ha the Stalker )


Here for the pretty )
dangermousie: (Faith OTP by vierran45)


OMFG! He has turned on Gongmin and is fighting his own Woodalchi in order to save Eun Soo (I assume Uncle offered him a bargain - get the royal seal for me, and I will heal Eun Soo). That is INSANE! Oh, Choi Young! And he asks his aunt if he should follow her to heaven world! (YES DO SO NOW!!!)

I am watching this raw.
dangermousie: (Faith OTP by vierran45)


OMFG! He has turned on Gongmin and is fighting his own Woodalchi in order to save Eun Soo (I assume Uncle offered him a bargain - get the royal seal for me, and I will heal Eun Soo). That is INSANE! Oh, Choi Young! And he asks his aunt if he should follow her to heaven world! (YES DO SO NOW!!!)

I am watching this raw.
dangermousie: (Faith OTP by vierran45)


OMFG! He has turned on Gongmin and is fighting his own Woodalchi in order to save Eun Soo (I assume Uncle offered him a bargain - get the royal seal for me, and I will heal Eun Soo). That is INSANE! Oh, Choi Young! And he asks his aunt if he should follow her to heaven world! (YES DO SO NOW!!!)

I am watching this raw.
dangermousie: (Mawang otp by miss-dian)


Oh MY. This episode was so satisfying on every level.

Caps and thoughts )
dangermousie: (Mawang otp by miss-dian)


Oh MY. This episode was so satisfying on every level.

Caps and thoughts )
dangermousie: (Mawang otp by miss-dian)


Oh MY. This episode was so satisfying on every level.

Caps and thoughts )
dangermousie: (Default)
Congratulations, In Ha, you are well on the way to winning abuser bingo:

1. Treat woman you 'love' as a thing to do with what you will, her wishes irrelevant.
2. Kiss her against her will. That's molestation, dude!
3. Try to buy her with offers of jobs, money, paying for her studies. She is not a hooker.
4. Try to control her by threatening harm to her loved ones - only an abuser would tell her "If you go to Ji Ho, I will kill him" as a means of trying to keep her by your side. (Luckily, Dami is sane and tells him to (politely) fuck off.
5. Want his mother to have her hired as his secretary so (I quote) "I can harass her." During same speech, inform Mom that Dami's feelings are immaterial as long as she is by him, and he will enjoy harassing her, and that he will eventually get her when Ji Ho has nothing because no woman would stay by a guy who has nothing. (Ummmm, dude, Dami came from poverty, I don't think living with someone without cash is new to her).
6. Possession is what matters, not feeling (he is fine with having a woman who only picked him as a last resort for money. In fact, that's his plan).

If he someone did get her, I can see this progressing to his locking her up, forbidding her to have contact with any friends/family and beating her up when she steps out of line. Jin Se Yeon tends to attract utter psychos as secondary guys, doesn't she? :)

You are pretty much insane and should be locked up for the general good.

But then his Mother is an enabler - promising In Ha she will get Dami for him (Lady, he isn't five and Dami isn't the new train set he wants for Christmas!) and trying to get Ji Ho to dump Dami 'because your brother likes her.' (Which makes no sense - there aren't only two men left in the world. Even if Dami isn't with Ji Ho, doesn't mean she will pick In Ha. In Ha is a pretty off-putting choice even without Joo Ji Hoon's cheekbones being in the picture). Thankfully Ji Ho's reaction is 'WTF!' Though even Mother is realizing In Ha is off the rails and is exactly like his psycho Daddy whose In Ha-like actions made her life hell (how ironic. Ji Ho, whom she hates as her husband's representative, is nothing like that).

Some caps from ep 13 )
dangermousie: (Default)
Congratulations, In Ha, you are well on the way to winning abuser bingo:

1. Treat woman you 'love' as a thing to do with what you will, her wishes irrelevant.
2. Kiss her against her will. That's molestation, dude!
3. Try to buy her with offers of jobs, money, paying for her studies. She is not a hooker.
4. Try to control her by threatening harm to her loved ones - only an abuser would tell her "If you go to Ji Ho, I will kill him" as a means of trying to keep her by your side. (Luckily, Dami is sane and tells him to (politely) fuck off.
5. Want his mother to have her hired as his secretary so (I quote) "I can harass her." During same speech, inform Mom that Dami's feelings are immaterial as long as she is by him, and he will enjoy harassing her, and that he will eventually get her when Ji Ho has nothing because no woman would stay by a guy who has nothing. (Ummmm, dude, Dami came from poverty, I don't think living with someone without cash is new to her).
6. Possession is what matters, not feeling (he is fine with having a woman who only picked him as a last resort for money. In fact, that's his plan).

If he someone did get her, I can see this progressing to his locking her up, forbidding her to have contact with any friends/family and beating her up when she steps out of line. Jin Se Yeon tends to attract utter psychos as secondary guys, doesn't she? :)

You are pretty much insane and should be locked up for the general good.

But then his Mother is an enabler - promising In Ha she will get Dami for him (Lady, he isn't five and Dami isn't the new train set he wants for Christmas!) and trying to get Ji Ho to dump Dami 'because your brother likes her.' (Which makes no sense - there aren't only two men left in the world. Even if Dami isn't with Ji Ho, doesn't mean she will pick In Ha. In Ha is a pretty off-putting choice even without Joo Ji Hoon's cheekbones being in the picture). Thankfully Ji Ho's reaction is 'WTF!' Though even Mother is realizing In Ha is off the rails and is exactly like his psycho Daddy whose In Ha-like actions made her life hell (how ironic. Ji Ho, whom she hates as her husband's representative, is nothing like that).

Some caps from ep 13 )
dangermousie: (Default)
Congratulations, In Ha, you are well on the way to winning abuser bingo:

1. Treat woman you 'love' as a thing to do with what you will, her wishes irrelevant.
2. Kiss her against her will. That's molestation, dude!
3. Try to buy her with offers of jobs, money, paying for her studies. She is not a hooker.
4. Try to control her by threatening harm to her loved ones - only an abuser would tell her "If you go to Ji Ho, I will kill him" as a means of trying to keep her by your side. (Luckily, Dami is sane and tells him to (politely) fuck off.
5. Want his mother to have her hired as his secretary so (I quote) "I can harass her." During same speech, inform Mom that Dami's feelings are immaterial as long as she is by him, and he will enjoy harassing her, and that he will eventually get her when Ji Ho has nothing because no woman would stay by a guy who has nothing. (Ummmm, dude, Dami came from poverty, I don't think living with someone without cash is new to her).
6. Possession is what matters, not feeling (he is fine with having a woman who only picked him as a last resort for money. In fact, that's his plan).

If he someone did get her, I can see this progressing to his locking her up, forbidding her to have contact with any friends/family and beating her up when she steps out of line. Jin Se Yeon tends to attract utter psychos as secondary guys, doesn't she? :)

You are pretty much insane and should be locked up for the general good.

But then his Mother is an enabler - promising In Ha she will get Dami for him (Lady, he isn't five and Dami isn't the new train set he wants for Christmas!) and trying to get Ji Ho to dump Dami 'because your brother likes her.' (Which makes no sense - there aren't only two men left in the world. Even if Dami isn't with Ji Ho, doesn't mean she will pick In Ha. In Ha is a pretty off-putting choice even without Joo Ji Hoon's cheekbones being in the picture). Thankfully Ji Ho's reaction is 'WTF!' Though even Mother is realizing In Ha is off the rails and is exactly like his psycho Daddy whose In Ha-like actions made her life hell (how ironic. Ji Ho, whom she hates as her husband's representative, is nothing like that).

Some caps from ep 13 )
dangermousie: (Faith: CY by meganbmoore)


Why are they so gorgeous?

Why am I so obsessed?
dangermousie: (Faith: CY by meganbmoore)


Why are they so gorgeous?

Why am I so obsessed?
dangermousie: (Faith: CY by meganbmoore)


Why are they so gorgeous?

Why am I so obsessed?
dangermousie: (Faith OTP by vierran45)
I am home today so I gave in and watched ep 15 raw, with the help of softy's awesome live summary. Do you know when was the last time I watched a drama raw? City Hunter, over a year ago.



I cried, I swooned, I was left in a state of shock and awe. This was beyond perfect. You know, even in the unlikely event this drama nosedives in its last third, it would have earned a place on my favorites list just due to this episode.

Thoughts and caps )

I am in a haze. If these two do not end up together, history and time travel paradoxes be damned, there is no justice in the world.
dangermousie: (Faith OTP by vierran45)
I am home today so I gave in and watched ep 15 raw, with the help of softy's awesome live summary. Do you know when was the last time I watched a drama raw? City Hunter, over a year ago.



I cried, I swooned, I was left in a state of shock and awe. This was beyond perfect. You know, even in the unlikely event this drama nosedives in its last third, it would have earned a place on my favorites list just due to this episode.

Thoughts and caps )

I am in a haze. If these two do not end up together, history and time travel paradoxes be damned, there is no justice in the world.
dangermousie: (Faith OTP by vierran45)
I am home today so I gave in and watched ep 15 raw, with the help of softy's awesome live summary. Do you know when was the last time I watched a drama raw? City Hunter, over a year ago.



I cried, I swooned, I was left in a state of shock and awe. This was beyond perfect. You know, even in the unlikely event this drama nosedives in its last third, it would have earned a place on my favorites list just due to this episode.

Thoughts and caps )

I am in a haze. If these two do not end up together, history and time travel paradoxes be damned, there is no justice in the world.
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Oh, Good God.

According to Koala, the latest contenders for the leading lady role in Yoochun's melo 'I Miss You' are Gu Hye Sun and Lee Min Jung.

TPTB must really hate me!

Those are the only two kdrama actresses I cannot stand. I might even be prepared to tolerate Jang Nara more than those two. GHS is the worst kdrama actress I've ever seen - I can deal with wooden but it's hard to ignore when someone on your screen constantly emotes like a chipmunk on speed - I've seen her in Boys Over Flowers, Absolute Boyfriend, The King and I, that ridiculous Eric fusion thing, and she was uniformly unbearable in every single one. To add insult to injury, she has little chemistry with her costars and I don't find her in the least good-looking. UGH. BARF.

Lee Min Jung is objectively pretty (though she makes me think of a borzoi for some reason), and isn't as teeth-grindingly bad as GHS but I just cannot stand her. That started with BOF, where her appearance (and utterly ridiculous amounts of screentime) signified the turning point of when this drama went from awesome to flaming trainwreck. The disaster that was BIG did not help. In general, she just irritates me for some reason. I mean, I even skipped MIDAS with my obsession Jang Hyuk because she was in it.

Basically, either one of them in, I am out. The end.
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Oh, Good God.

According to Koala, the latest contenders for the leading lady role in Yoochun's melo 'I Miss You' are Gu Hye Sun and Lee Min Jung.

TPTB must really hate me!

Those are the only two kdrama actresses I cannot stand. I might even be prepared to tolerate Jang Nara more than those two. GHS is the worst kdrama actress I've ever seen - I can deal with wooden but it's hard to ignore when someone on your screen constantly emotes like a chipmunk on speed - I've seen her in Boys Over Flowers, Absolute Boyfriend, The King and I, that ridiculous Eric fusion thing, and she was uniformly unbearable in every single one. To add insult to injury, she has little chemistry with her costars and I don't find her in the least good-looking. UGH. BARF.

Lee Min Jung is objectively pretty (though she makes me think of a borzoi for some reason), and isn't as teeth-grindingly bad as GHS but I just cannot stand her. That started with BOF, where her appearance (and utterly ridiculous amounts of screentime) signified the turning point of when this drama went from awesome to flaming trainwreck. The disaster that was BIG did not help. In general, she just irritates me for some reason. I mean, I even skipped MIDAS with my obsession Jang Hyuk because she was in it.

Basically, either one of them in, I am out. The end.
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Oh, Good God.

According to Koala, the latest contenders for the leading lady role in Yoochun's melo 'I Miss You' are Gu Hye Sun and Lee Min Jung.

TPTB must really hate me!

Those are the only two kdrama actresses I cannot stand. I might even be prepared to tolerate Jang Nara more than those two. GHS is the worst kdrama actress I've ever seen - I can deal with wooden but it's hard to ignore when someone on your screen constantly emotes like a chipmunk on speed - I've seen her in Boys Over Flowers, Absolute Boyfriend, The King and I, that ridiculous Eric fusion thing, and she was uniformly unbearable in every single one. To add insult to injury, she has little chemistry with her costars and I don't find her in the least good-looking. UGH. BARF.

Lee Min Jung is objectively pretty (though she makes me think of a borzoi for some reason), and isn't as teeth-grindingly bad as GHS but I just cannot stand her. That started with BOF, where her appearance (and utterly ridiculous amounts of screentime) signified the turning point of when this drama went from awesome to flaming trainwreck. The disaster that was BIG did not help. In general, she just irritates me for some reason. I mean, I even skipped MIDAS with my obsession Jang Hyuk because she was in it.

Basically, either one of them in, I am out. The end.

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