dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
1. In my greedy little hands is episode 19 of Faith.



I am about to pick up Baby Mousie so no Faith for me until later today (or, possibly, tomorrow morning *gasp*) but I am giddy like a five-year-old with a new bike. Also, new hair! Yes! I am all for back to the curl! Plus, it symbolizes him giving up duty for her blah blah blah YESSSS.

2. Speaking of hair, this is Yoochun's haircut for I Miss You. With bonus police uniform. I like.



3. And last but not least, because I am an equal opportunity shipper/angst-lover, here are Christian and Valentine from Parade's End yearning for each other.




Look on the bright side, Edwardian thwarted lovers - if you were in a kdrama, you'd probably also be siblings!

A few more caps from Parade's End )
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
1. In my greedy little hands is episode 19 of Faith.



I am about to pick up Baby Mousie so no Faith for me until later today (or, possibly, tomorrow morning *gasp*) but I am giddy like a five-year-old with a new bike. Also, new hair! Yes! I am all for back to the curl! Plus, it symbolizes him giving up duty for her blah blah blah YESSSS.

2. Speaking of hair, this is Yoochun's haircut for I Miss You. With bonus police uniform. I like.



3. And last but not least, because I am an equal opportunity shipper/angst-lover, here are Christian and Valentine from Parade's End yearning for each other.




Look on the bright side, Edwardian thwarted lovers - if you were in a kdrama, you'd probably also be siblings!

A few more caps from Parade's End )
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)


The pain, the chemistry, the longing (the way he is denying her and clutching her like a drowning man at the same time), and of course, the incredible way it's shot...My favorite romantic scene this year.

My heart, this drama is cutting it to pieces )


I have a proper post about eps 11-14 of Love Rain (and eps 3-6 of Queen In Hyun's Man and the newest King 2 Hearts) to make, but I need hours to sort through literally thousands of caps and I couldn't wait until the weekend to post this...

It kills me, this misery between Hana and Joon precisely because they were so functional and uncomplicated together. How do they think they can go on acting as siblings for the rest of their lives escapes me. Sure, they won't live together (thank God for small mercies) but can you imagine any family function? In a way, even though it was Joon who broke up with Hana first and it took Hana an ep to find out why and make it a mutual thing, I think it is Hana who is the catalyst, the driver, the one who holds the key. Joon doesn't blame Hana for being the child of the woman the ghost of whom (unwittingly, but still...) wrecked his childhood and the presence of whom now will wreck his family functioning (as little as it is) for good. As he tells her in ep 13 "you are just you" (during that gorgeous scene where she asks him all these questions driven by his jerkish behavior when he broke up with her in 11 and he takes every word back and his eyes...) And with his abrasive personality and confrontational and ambivalent-at-best feelings towards both his (made of fail) parents, do you doubt him of being capable of going to his parents and telling them he's dating the daughter of Dad's lover/soon-to-be second wife and to take it or leave it? But there is Hana. Hana loves her mother, she wants her happy, she could never do that. And Joon knows that. That is why he broke up with her in 11 (though that didn't work for long, of course - ahhhh, when he runs to her at the end of 12!) And that is why he tells her he won't make her choose (especially after she goes on and on how she wanted a family when she was little, pleading for understanding) and let's mutually break up. If Hana ever goes to Joon and gives him the go-ahead, I doubt he'd hesitate for a second.

And you know, I really want her too. Sure, there can be a drama development where the parents find out on their own or something, but I want Hana to break under the pressure and affirmatively choose Joon. Yes, that means choosing what makes Joon happy over what makes her mother happy, but I just want him to come first to someone, for once. That conversation on the beach in 13, when he told her how his whole childhood he wanted to be first to someone, at least once* just killed me. I understand that Hana's feelings are complicated by the fact that she wants the same thing Joon wants so picking him might hit her "I am selfish" trigger but I hope she does.

* His parents are awful. The less said about Hye Jung the better, but much as I like In Ha the lover, In Ha the father is a horrible horrible failure. I don't care if neither you nor HJ planned or wanted a kid. You got one, now you have to take care of him (and no, marrying his Mom to give him a name doesn't end the obligation). That story that after the divorce, Joon's Mom kept Joon's Dad from visiting and Joon thought his Dad just didn't care - WTF! I am not even talking about HJ, who is a bona fide psycho, but are you telling me In Ha couldn't see his kid just because HJ said no? Especially in Korea where paternal rights, and not the maternal ones, are the default? Except for his feelings for Yoon Hee, In Ha is incredibly passive but that is not an excuse where a kid is concerned. RAAAAAGE.

Anyway, I should probably save it for a proper LR post...
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)


The pain, the chemistry, the longing (the way he is denying her and clutching her like a drowning man at the same time), and of course, the incredible way it's shot...My favorite romantic scene this year.

My heart, this drama is cutting it to pieces )


I have a proper post about eps 11-14 of Love Rain (and eps 3-6 of Queen In Hyun's Man and the newest King 2 Hearts) to make, but I need hours to sort through literally thousands of caps and I couldn't wait until the weekend to post this...

It kills me, this misery between Hana and Joon precisely because they were so functional and uncomplicated together. How do they think they can go on acting as siblings for the rest of their lives escapes me. Sure, they won't live together (thank God for small mercies) but can you imagine any family function? In a way, even though it was Joon who broke up with Hana first and it took Hana an ep to find out why and make it a mutual thing, I think it is Hana who is the catalyst, the driver, the one who holds the key. Joon doesn't blame Hana for being the child of the woman the ghost of whom (unwittingly, but still...) wrecked his childhood and the presence of whom now will wreck his family functioning (as little as it is) for good. As he tells her in ep 13 "you are just you" (during that gorgeous scene where she asks him all these questions driven by his jerkish behavior when he broke up with her in 11 and he takes every word back and his eyes...) And with his abrasive personality and confrontational and ambivalent-at-best feelings towards both his (made of fail) parents, do you doubt him of being capable of going to his parents and telling them he's dating the daughter of Dad's lover/soon-to-be second wife and to take it or leave it? But there is Hana. Hana loves her mother, she wants her happy, she could never do that. And Joon knows that. That is why he broke up with her in 11 (though that didn't work for long, of course - ahhhh, when he runs to her at the end of 12!) And that is why he tells her he won't make her choose (especially after she goes on and on how she wanted a family when she was little, pleading for understanding) and let's mutually break up. If Hana ever goes to Joon and gives him the go-ahead, I doubt he'd hesitate for a second.

And you know, I really want her too. Sure, there can be a drama development where the parents find out on their own or something, but I want Hana to break under the pressure and affirmatively choose Joon. Yes, that means choosing what makes Joon happy over what makes her mother happy, but I just want him to come first to someone, for once. That conversation on the beach in 13, when he told her how his whole childhood he wanted to be first to someone, at least once* just killed me. I understand that Hana's feelings are complicated by the fact that she wants the same thing Joon wants so picking him might hit her "I am selfish" trigger but I hope she does.

* His parents are awful. The less said about Hye Jung the better, but much as I like In Ha the lover, In Ha the father is a horrible horrible failure. I don't care if neither you nor HJ planned or wanted a kid. You got one, now you have to take care of him (and no, marrying his Mom to give him a name doesn't end the obligation). That story that after the divorce, Joon's Mom kept Joon's Dad from visiting and Joon thought his Dad just didn't care - WTF! I am not even talking about HJ, who is a bona fide psycho, but are you telling me In Ha couldn't see his kid just because HJ said no? Especially in Korea where paternal rights, and not the maternal ones, are the default? Except for his feelings for Yoon Hee, In Ha is incredibly passive but that is not an excuse where a kid is concerned. RAAAAAGE.

Anyway, I should probably save it for a proper LR post...
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)


The pain, the chemistry, the longing (the way he is denying her and clutching her like a drowning man at the same time), and of course, the incredible way it's shot...My favorite romantic scene this year.

My heart, this drama is cutting it to pieces )


I have a proper post about eps 11-14 of Love Rain (and eps 3-6 of Queen In Hyun's Man and the newest King 2 Hearts) to make, but I need hours to sort through literally thousands of caps and I couldn't wait until the weekend to post this...

It kills me, this misery between Hana and Joon precisely because they were so functional and uncomplicated together. How do they think they can go on acting as siblings for the rest of their lives escapes me. Sure, they won't live together (thank God for small mercies) but can you imagine any family function? In a way, even though it was Joon who broke up with Hana first and it took Hana an ep to find out why and make it a mutual thing, I think it is Hana who is the catalyst, the driver, the one who holds the key. Joon doesn't blame Hana for being the child of the woman the ghost of whom (unwittingly, but still...) wrecked his childhood and the presence of whom now will wreck his family functioning (as little as it is) for good. As he tells her in ep 13 "you are just you" (during that gorgeous scene where she asks him all these questions driven by his jerkish behavior when he broke up with her in 11 and he takes every word back and his eyes...) And with his abrasive personality and confrontational and ambivalent-at-best feelings towards both his (made of fail) parents, do you doubt him of being capable of going to his parents and telling them he's dating the daughter of Dad's lover/soon-to-be second wife and to take it or leave it? But there is Hana. Hana loves her mother, she wants her happy, she could never do that. And Joon knows that. That is why he broke up with her in 11 (though that didn't work for long, of course - ahhhh, when he runs to her at the end of 12!) And that is why he tells her he won't make her choose (especially after she goes on and on how she wanted a family when she was little, pleading for understanding) and let's mutually break up. If Hana ever goes to Joon and gives him the go-ahead, I doubt he'd hesitate for a second.

And you know, I really want her too. Sure, there can be a drama development where the parents find out on their own or something, but I want Hana to break under the pressure and affirmatively choose Joon. Yes, that means choosing what makes Joon happy over what makes her mother happy, but I just want him to come first to someone, for once. That conversation on the beach in 13, when he told her how his whole childhood he wanted to be first to someone, at least once* just killed me. I understand that Hana's feelings are complicated by the fact that she wants the same thing Joon wants so picking him might hit her "I am selfish" trigger but I hope she does.

* His parents are awful. The less said about Hye Jung the better, but much as I like In Ha the lover, In Ha the father is a horrible horrible failure. I don't care if neither you nor HJ planned or wanted a kid. You got one, now you have to take care of him (and no, marrying his Mom to give him a name doesn't end the obligation). That story that after the divorce, Joon's Mom kept Joon's Dad from visiting and Joon thought his Dad just didn't care - WTF! I am not even talking about HJ, who is a bona fide psycho, but are you telling me In Ha couldn't see his kid just because HJ said no? Especially in Korea where paternal rights, and not the maternal ones, are the default? Except for his feelings for Yoon Hee, In Ha is incredibly passive but that is not an excuse where a kid is concerned. RAAAAAGE.

Anyway, I should probably save it for a proper LR post...
dangermousie: (EoE: DC/YR by meganbmoore)
*icon oddly appropriate*

I have a confession to make - I have mainlined three episodes of the cable drama The Empress (bringing total watched eps to 4) and to say I am obsessed would be an understatement. In fact, I am downloading raws expressly to cap (the only subs are streaming on viki), which is always a sure sign of obsession.

Jotei, the jdrama this is (somewhat loosely) based on, was a drama that made me horrifiedly amused (or is it amusedly horrified?) at its badness. But The Empress kept everything that had potential in Jotei (poor girl driven into prostitution and revenge, call-girl rivalry, horrid rich people who need to be brought down, thug with a heart of gold) and jettisoned everything that didn't - the horrifying 'acting,' the characters' unrealistic youth and bizarre behavior.

Our heroine, In Hwa, is a lot more reluctant than was Kato Rosa's version (she manages both spine and fragility and always seems one step short of deciding it all isn't worth it and killing herself - significantly, when she thanks Hyuk for all the things he's done for her, keeping her from killing herself is one action she skips). And at least for now, four eps in, she is not scheming to sell her virginity like the heroine of Jotei, but tries to do it (to have her debts paid) and ultimately cannot. Sure, she can be bitchy and go for the jugular, but you always sense the fragility beneath.

But the biggest character change is our hero. In Jotei (played by the awesome but miscast Matsuda Shota, who was also the only person in the cast who bothered to act), Naoto was a small-time gangster who lured gals into the flesh trade and who fell for our heroine when she fought off his rape attempts by telling him she must keep her virginity because she wants to sell it (yes, you read that correctly). I am not sure how that translates to epic OTP (or even any sane characters), and thankfully, the kdrama writers decided to jettison that entirely. In the Korean version, Hyuk, our hero, is a thug with the saddest eyes in the world (and the sexiest thing I've seen in a good long time. My hormones go insane), who doesn't want to follow his father's footsteps and join the Mob, but does so in order to get enough money to pay off In Hwa's debt so she could leave the brothel (because this drama is ANGSTY, she doesn't know that, and also gets her debts paid off by rich old creep minutes before he shows off with the money. Woe. I know I should not be emotionally involved in a kdrama melodrama - it never ends well - but I cannot help it). He is her knight in tattered armor, rescuing her again again, full of unspoken but utter adoration, but she is too driven and damaged to really do anything about it.

I mean, how can I not love them with scenes like this?








His mob hyungnim decided that spending a night with In Hwa would be a great present so he had drunk-unconscious Hyuk dropped in a hotel and then ordered In Hwa to show up there and spend the night. Of course, there was no sex once Hyuk woke up, but that scene *gibbers*.









Theirs is a rather different dynamic from that in Jotei, but it's pretty much designed to get me obsessed - a damaged gal and a thug who worships the ground she walks is pretty much my dream pairing.

Basically, from crackly crack this has turned into a competently made melodrama and you know how I go for those. It actually makes me think of a much darker, twisted mirror to New Tales of the Gisaeng, or how it could go if Gisaeng wasn't a family drama.

Have a MV from the first half of the series.



Is anyone on my flist is watching this at all? Because if you love melos or stories of dysfunction, you are missing out!
dangermousie: (EoE: DC/YR by meganbmoore)
*icon oddly appropriate*

I have a confession to make - I have mainlined three episodes of the cable drama The Empress (bringing total watched eps to 4) and to say I am obsessed would be an understatement. In fact, I am downloading raws expressly to cap (the only subs are streaming on viki), which is always a sure sign of obsession.

Jotei, the jdrama this is (somewhat loosely) based on, was a drama that made me horrifiedly amused (or is it amusedly horrified?) at its badness. But The Empress kept everything that had potential in Jotei (poor girl driven into prostitution and revenge, call-girl rivalry, horrid rich people who need to be brought down, thug with a heart of gold) and jettisoned everything that didn't - the horrifying 'acting,' the characters' unrealistic youth and bizarre behavior.

Our heroine, In Hwa, is a lot more reluctant than was Kato Rosa's version (she manages both spine and fragility and always seems one step short of deciding it all isn't worth it and killing herself - significantly, when she thanks Hyuk for all the things he's done for her, keeping her from killing herself is one action she skips). And at least for now, four eps in, she is not scheming to sell her virginity like the heroine of Jotei, but tries to do it (to have her debts paid) and ultimately cannot. Sure, she can be bitchy and go for the jugular, but you always sense the fragility beneath.

But the biggest character change is our hero. In Jotei (played by the awesome but miscast Matsuda Shota, who was also the only person in the cast who bothered to act), Naoto was a small-time gangster who lured gals into the flesh trade and who fell for our heroine when she fought off his rape attempts by telling him she must keep her virginity because she wants to sell it (yes, you read that correctly). I am not sure how that translates to epic OTP (or even any sane characters), and thankfully, the kdrama writers decided to jettison that entirely. In the Korean version, Hyuk, our hero, is a thug with the saddest eyes in the world (and the sexiest thing I've seen in a good long time. My hormones go insane), who doesn't want to follow his father's footsteps and join the Mob, but does so in order to get enough money to pay off In Hwa's debt so she could leave the brothel (because this drama is ANGSTY, she doesn't know that, and also gets her debts paid off by rich old creep minutes before he shows off with the money. Woe. I know I should not be emotionally involved in a kdrama melodrama - it never ends well - but I cannot help it). He is her knight in tattered armor, rescuing her again again, full of unspoken but utter adoration, but she is too driven and damaged to really do anything about it.

I mean, how can I not love them with scenes like this?








His mob hyungnim decided that spending a night with In Hwa would be a great present so he had drunk-unconscious Hyuk dropped in a hotel and then ordered In Hwa to show up there and spend the night. Of course, there was no sex once Hyuk woke up, but that scene *gibbers*.









Theirs is a rather different dynamic from that in Jotei, but it's pretty much designed to get me obsessed - a damaged gal and a thug who worships the ground she walks is pretty much my dream pairing.

Basically, from crackly crack this has turned into a competently made melodrama and you know how I go for those. It actually makes me think of a much darker, twisted mirror to New Tales of the Gisaeng, or how it could go if Gisaeng wasn't a family drama.

Have a MV from the first half of the series.



Is anyone on my flist is watching this at all? Because if you love melos or stories of dysfunction, you are missing out!
dangermousie: (EoE: DC/YR by meganbmoore)
*icon oddly appropriate*

I have a confession to make - I have mainlined three episodes of the cable drama The Empress (bringing total watched eps to 4) and to say I am obsessed would be an understatement. In fact, I am downloading raws expressly to cap (the only subs are streaming on viki), which is always a sure sign of obsession.

Jotei, the jdrama this is (somewhat loosely) based on, was a drama that made me horrifiedly amused (or is it amusedly horrified?) at its badness. But The Empress kept everything that had potential in Jotei (poor girl driven into prostitution and revenge, call-girl rivalry, horrid rich people who need to be brought down, thug with a heart of gold) and jettisoned everything that didn't - the horrifying 'acting,' the characters' unrealistic youth and bizarre behavior.

Our heroine, In Hwa, is a lot more reluctant than was Kato Rosa's version (she manages both spine and fragility and always seems one step short of deciding it all isn't worth it and killing herself - significantly, when she thanks Hyuk for all the things he's done for her, keeping her from killing herself is one action she skips). And at least for now, four eps in, she is not scheming to sell her virginity like the heroine of Jotei, but tries to do it (to have her debts paid) and ultimately cannot. Sure, she can be bitchy and go for the jugular, but you always sense the fragility beneath.

But the biggest character change is our hero. In Jotei (played by the awesome but miscast Matsuda Shota, who was also the only person in the cast who bothered to act), Naoto was a small-time gangster who lured gals into the flesh trade and who fell for our heroine when she fought off his rape attempts by telling him she must keep her virginity because she wants to sell it (yes, you read that correctly). I am not sure how that translates to epic OTP (or even any sane characters), and thankfully, the kdrama writers decided to jettison that entirely. In the Korean version, Hyuk, our hero, is a thug with the saddest eyes in the world (and the sexiest thing I've seen in a good long time. My hormones go insane), who doesn't want to follow his father's footsteps and join the Mob, but does so in order to get enough money to pay off In Hwa's debt so she could leave the brothel (because this drama is ANGSTY, she doesn't know that, and also gets her debts paid off by rich old creep minutes before he shows off with the money. Woe. I know I should not be emotionally involved in a kdrama melodrama - it never ends well - but I cannot help it). He is her knight in tattered armor, rescuing her again again, full of unspoken but utter adoration, but she is too driven and damaged to really do anything about it.

I mean, how can I not love them with scenes like this?








His mob hyungnim decided that spending a night with In Hwa would be a great present so he had drunk-unconscious Hyuk dropped in a hotel and then ordered In Hwa to show up there and spend the night. Of course, there was no sex once Hyuk woke up, but that scene *gibbers*.









Theirs is a rather different dynamic from that in Jotei, but it's pretty much designed to get me obsessed - a damaged gal and a thug who worships the ground she walks is pretty much my dream pairing.

Basically, from crackly crack this has turned into a competently made melodrama and you know how I go for those. It actually makes me think of a much darker, twisted mirror to New Tales of the Gisaeng, or how it could go if Gisaeng wasn't a family drama.

Have a MV from the first half of the series.



Is anyone on my flist is watching this at all? Because if you love melos or stories of dysfunction, you are missing out!
dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
Randomly scouring viki, I came across the 2011 Nicholas Tse/Charlene Choi fantasy drama Sword Heroes Fate [sic]. Now, you may not realize it, but I have an utterly irrational obsession with Nic Tse. There are a bunch of actors I like better, but there isn't any other actor where I will watch a drama from beginning to end simply because he's in it, whether I like the drama itself or not. I am not sure whether it's the hotness (stick the man in a wuxia, give him a sword and long hair, and he looks utterly at home) or the fact that he was the star of very first wuxia drama I've ever seen (Handsome Siblings, about which more below) and I've imprinted, like a baby duck.

Anyway, SHF is huge huge fun! It starts out in 2030, where Nic and Charlene are a long-time couple whose relationship is on the skids. But it is all about to change when the company where Charlene works unveils a new virtual reality game - you can 'transform' into an ancient Tang person (while keeping your memories and personality, of course) and play the game as if you are in it. Only while Charlene and Nic are both in it during the trial run, a mysterious bad guy (hint: it's the cute puppy guy who makes dolls for orphans in his spare time, LOL) blocks the players from exiting the game so they are trapped. Not only that, but he causes Charlene to lose her memories so she now believes she is her Tang persona - a famous period beauty who has no memories of Nic and their life together. So now Nic must find a magical jade in hopes it will restore her memories. Oh, and Charlene becomes Nic's enemy and a member of an evil cult. Not sure what else will go on but I am sure Nic will be stoic yet angsty and people will get stabbed. Guys, couples' therapy would have been so much easier, honest!

Have a trailer:



Anyway, I watched the first ep and it was a great deal of fun when, to my horror, I realized that only the first ep was subbed so far. Nooooo!!!! *wail wail wail* So I decided to sate my Nic craving by digging out their 2007 drama The Spirit of the Sword. I saw the first ep of TSotS ages ago and really liked it. My cdrama list is getting more and more insane. Have a cute MV from that drama:



And since we are on it, have a MV of Handsome Siblings, Nic/Fan Bing Bing couple. The drama itself is hugely uneven (the Dicky Cheung storyline made me want to kill things) but NT/FBB were totally amazing and are still one of my favorite otps of all time - he's an angsty assassin forbidden to love, she is a tough sane fighter girl who makes him break that rule, angst angst shippiness amazing insane evil parents (his adopted mother still takes the cake for the most psycho drama parent), plus more awesomeness.

dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
Randomly scouring viki, I came across the 2011 Nicholas Tse/Charlene Choi fantasy drama Sword Heroes Fate [sic]. Now, you may not realize it, but I have an utterly irrational obsession with Nic Tse. There are a bunch of actors I like better, but there isn't any other actor where I will watch a drama from beginning to end simply because he's in it, whether I like the drama itself or not. I am not sure whether it's the hotness (stick the man in a wuxia, give him a sword and long hair, and he looks utterly at home) or the fact that he was the star of very first wuxia drama I've ever seen (Handsome Siblings, about which more below) and I've imprinted, like a baby duck.

Anyway, SHF is huge huge fun! It starts out in 2030, where Nic and Charlene are a long-time couple whose relationship is on the skids. But it is all about to change when the company where Charlene works unveils a new virtual reality game - you can 'transform' into an ancient Tang person (while keeping your memories and personality, of course) and play the game as if you are in it. Only while Charlene and Nic are both in it during the trial run, a mysterious bad guy (hint: it's the cute puppy guy who makes dolls for orphans in his spare time, LOL) blocks the players from exiting the game so they are trapped. Not only that, but he causes Charlene to lose her memories so she now believes she is her Tang persona - a famous period beauty who has no memories of Nic and their life together. So now Nic must find a magical jade in hopes it will restore her memories. Oh, and Charlene becomes Nic's enemy and a member of an evil cult. Not sure what else will go on but I am sure Nic will be stoic yet angsty and people will get stabbed. Guys, couples' therapy would have been so much easier, honest!

Have a trailer:



Anyway, I watched the first ep and it was a great deal of fun when, to my horror, I realized that only the first ep was subbed so far. Nooooo!!!! *wail wail wail* So I decided to sate my Nic craving by digging out their 2007 drama The Spirit of the Sword. I saw the first ep of TSotS ages ago and really liked it. My cdrama list is getting more and more insane. Have a cute MV from that drama:



And since we are on it, have a MV of Handsome Siblings, Nic/Fan Bing Bing couple. The drama itself is hugely uneven (the Dicky Cheung storyline made me want to kill things) but NT/FBB were totally amazing and are still one of my favorite otps of all time - he's an angsty assassin forbidden to love, she is a tough sane fighter girl who makes him break that rule, angst angst shippiness amazing insane evil parents (his adopted mother still takes the cake for the most psycho drama parent), plus more awesomeness.

dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
Randomly scouring viki, I came across the 2011 Nicholas Tse/Charlene Choi fantasy drama Sword Heroes Fate [sic]. Now, you may not realize it, but I have an utterly irrational obsession with Nic Tse. There are a bunch of actors I like better, but there isn't any other actor where I will watch a drama from beginning to end simply because he's in it, whether I like the drama itself or not. I am not sure whether it's the hotness (stick the man in a wuxia, give him a sword and long hair, and he looks utterly at home) or the fact that he was the star of very first wuxia drama I've ever seen (Handsome Siblings, about which more below) and I've imprinted, like a baby duck.

Anyway, SHF is huge huge fun! It starts out in 2030, where Nic and Charlene are a long-time couple whose relationship is on the skids. But it is all about to change when the company where Charlene works unveils a new virtual reality game - you can 'transform' into an ancient Tang person (while keeping your memories and personality, of course) and play the game as if you are in it. Only while Charlene and Nic are both in it during the trial run, a mysterious bad guy (hint: it's the cute puppy guy who makes dolls for orphans in his spare time, LOL) blocks the players from exiting the game so they are trapped. Not only that, but he causes Charlene to lose her memories so she now believes she is her Tang persona - a famous period beauty who has no memories of Nic and their life together. So now Nic must find a magical jade in hopes it will restore her memories. Oh, and Charlene becomes Nic's enemy and a member of an evil cult. Not sure what else will go on but I am sure Nic will be stoic yet angsty and people will get stabbed. Guys, couples' therapy would have been so much easier, honest!

Have a trailer:



Anyway, I watched the first ep and it was a great deal of fun when, to my horror, I realized that only the first ep was subbed so far. Nooooo!!!! *wail wail wail* So I decided to sate my Nic craving by digging out their 2007 drama The Spirit of the Sword. I saw the first ep of TSotS ages ago and really liked it. My cdrama list is getting more and more insane. Have a cute MV from that drama:



And since we are on it, have a MV of Handsome Siblings, Nic/Fan Bing Bing couple. The drama itself is hugely uneven (the Dicky Cheung storyline made me want to kill things) but NT/FBB were totally amazing and are still one of my favorite otps of all time - he's an angsty assassin forbidden to love, she is a tough sane fighter girl who makes him break that rule, angst angst shippiness amazing insane evil parents (his adopted mother still takes the cake for the most psycho drama parent), plus more awesomeness.

dangermousie: (Meteor Garden: sacrifice by alexandral)
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I apologize in advance to everyone who has friended me for kdramas. I am on a major cdrama kick and probably will be for a couple weeks. Fair notice.



You know how I said I won't cap BBJX any more because repeat downloads of the same ep are a waste of time? Well, I lied. I downloaded ep 11 just so I could cap all the amazing Ruoxi/Eight scenes.

Enter here for cap extravaganza )

In other cdrama obsession news, since I just posted a Ruby/Wallace QSHF mv, have a Ruby/Yan Kuan one. I can tell I am going to ship them so hard it's going to hurt.




Mmmm. Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, who's a girl to choose? Maybe a poll...

[Poll #1779876]
dangermousie: (Meteor Garden: sacrifice by alexandral)
FYI: comment notifications seem a bit delayed.

I apologize in advance to everyone who has friended me for kdramas. I am on a major cdrama kick and probably will be for a couple weeks. Fair notice.



You know how I said I won't cap BBJX any more because repeat downloads of the same ep are a waste of time? Well, I lied. I downloaded ep 11 just so I could cap all the amazing Ruoxi/Eight scenes.

Enter here for cap extravaganza )

In other cdrama obsession news, since I just posted a Ruby/Wallace QSHF mv, have a Ruby/Yan Kuan one. I can tell I am going to ship them so hard it's going to hurt.




Mmmm. Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, who's a girl to choose? Maybe a poll...

[Poll #1779876]
dangermousie: (Meteor Garden: sacrifice by alexandral)
FYI: comment notifications seem a bit delayed.

I apologize in advance to everyone who has friended me for kdramas. I am on a major cdrama kick and probably will be for a couple weeks. Fair notice.



You know how I said I won't cap BBJX any more because repeat downloads of the same ep are a waste of time? Well, I lied. I downloaded ep 11 just so I could cap all the amazing Ruoxi/Eight scenes.

Enter here for cap extravaganza )

In other cdrama obsession news, since I just posted a Ruby/Wallace QSHF mv, have a Ruby/Yan Kuan one. I can tell I am going to ship them so hard it's going to hurt.




Mmmm. Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, who's a girl to choose? Maybe a poll...

[Poll #1779876]
dangermousie: (CH: shield by meganbmoore)
Before:



Now:



Oh, Seung Yoo breaks my heart so much. He looks and acts like he is already dead - just look at his eyes. I am 100% this will not have a happy ending, but what I want to happen before the inevitable doom is for him to come back to life emotionally at least once (even if freezing himself is the only way he's been able to survive). I want him to have some happiness with Se Ryung and reunite with his sis-in-law and niece. After that, I will bear anything, I promise.

I am watching ep 13 with subs now. Such an amazing drama, both emotional and smart. I love every single character, even the bad guys like Sooyang. It is currently in the running for my favorite sageuk, together with Legend and Chuno.

But please please, drama gods, give my tormented OTP at least some breathing space!




And then they can die together. This is the rare story where I am literally believing this is the best outcome we can hope for and is better than any type of scenario I can imagine in which both are alive separately or only one survives (I don't think she could take losing him one more time and he's barely hanging on to his sanity by his fingernails as it is).

Also, I pretty much think the award of "most tortured hero of the year" has been decided in favor of TPM which, in the year of City Hunter, is quite a feat. God, give me Lee Min Ho in a sageuk!
dangermousie: (CH: shield by meganbmoore)
Before:



Now:



Oh, Seung Yoo breaks my heart so much. He looks and acts like he is already dead - just look at his eyes. I am 100% this will not have a happy ending, but what I want to happen before the inevitable doom is for him to come back to life emotionally at least once (even if freezing himself is the only way he's been able to survive). I want him to have some happiness with Se Ryung and reunite with his sis-in-law and niece. After that, I will bear anything, I promise.

I am watching ep 13 with subs now. Such an amazing drama, both emotional and smart. I love every single character, even the bad guys like Sooyang. It is currently in the running for my favorite sageuk, together with Legend and Chuno.

But please please, drama gods, give my tormented OTP at least some breathing space!




And then they can die together. This is the rare story where I am literally believing this is the best outcome we can hope for and is better than any type of scenario I can imagine in which both are alive separately or only one survives (I don't think she could take losing him one more time and he's barely hanging on to his sanity by his fingernails as it is).

Also, I pretty much think the award of "most tortured hero of the year" has been decided in favor of TPM which, in the year of City Hunter, is quite a feat. God, give me Lee Min Ho in a sageuk!
dangermousie: (CH: shield by meganbmoore)
Before:



Now:



Oh, Seung Yoo breaks my heart so much. He looks and acts like he is already dead - just look at his eyes. I am 100% this will not have a happy ending, but what I want to happen before the inevitable doom is for him to come back to life emotionally at least once (even if freezing himself is the only way he's been able to survive). I want him to have some happiness with Se Ryung and reunite with his sis-in-law and niece. After that, I will bear anything, I promise.

I am watching ep 13 with subs now. Such an amazing drama, both emotional and smart. I love every single character, even the bad guys like Sooyang. It is currently in the running for my favorite sageuk, together with Legend and Chuno.

But please please, drama gods, give my tormented OTP at least some breathing space!




And then they can die together. This is the rare story where I am literally believing this is the best outcome we can hope for and is better than any type of scenario I can imagine in which both are alive separately or only one survives (I don't think she could take losing him one more time and he's barely hanging on to his sanity by his fingernails as it is).

Also, I pretty much think the award of "most tortured hero of the year" has been decided in favor of TPM which, in the year of City Hunter, is quite a feat. God, give me Lee Min Ho in a sageuk!
dangermousie: (Koizora: made by me)
OMFG! In what insane Universe is this a romcom?!?!?!?! )

I NEED TOMORROW'S TWO-PARTER FINALE TODAY!!!!!

Discuss with me, please! Before I go insane!

(Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] gurlygirl10, are you watching this? Because it seems exactly up your alley).
dangermousie: (Koizora: made by me)
OMFG! In what insane Universe is this a romcom?!?!?!?! )

I NEED TOMORROW'S TWO-PARTER FINALE TODAY!!!!!

Discuss with me, please! Before I go insane!

(Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] gurlygirl10, are you watching this? Because it seems exactly up your alley).
dangermousie: (Koizora: made by me)
OMFG! In what insane Universe is this a romcom?!?!?!?! )

I NEED TOMORROW'S TWO-PARTER FINALE TODAY!!!!!

Discuss with me, please! Before I go insane!

(Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] gurlygirl10, are you watching this? Because it seems exactly up your alley).

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