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I am a masochist so I've been rewatching Smile, in small dozes. All the prejudice makes me horribly angry and it's not really a fluffy sweet drama by any stretch of the imagination, but I just love Vito and Hana so much - they are both 'defective' in society's eyes due to their heritage through no fault of their own (his ethnic, hers due to her father's crimes), and both have had such a horrible time of it, but have so much capacity for love and hope.

I watched ep 4 today and Hana keeps collapsing and Vito keeps taking care of her which hits my fictional kinks :P








And again...



YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!



Side note - I just love how he can't believe she actually likes him romantically because he has no sense of self-worth at all, but by the end of this ep he finally does.
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: close-up by allbloomedout)
I am a masochist so I've been rewatching Smile, in small dozes. All the prejudice makes me horribly angry and it's not really a fluffy sweet drama by any stretch of the imagination, but I just love Vito and Hana so much - they are both 'defective' in society's eyes due to their heritage through no fault of their own (his ethnic, hers due to her father's crimes), and both have had such a horrible time of it, but have so much capacity for love and hope.

I watched ep 4 today and Hana keeps collapsing and Vito keeps taking care of her which hits my fictional kinks :P








And again...



YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!



Side note - I just love how he can't believe she actually likes him romantically because he has no sense of self-worth at all, but by the end of this ep he finally does.
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: close-up by allbloomedout)
I am a masochist so I've been rewatching Smile, in small dozes. All the prejudice makes me horribly angry and it's not really a fluffy sweet drama by any stretch of the imagination, but I just love Vito and Hana so much - they are both 'defective' in society's eyes due to their heritage through no fault of their own (his ethnic, hers due to her father's crimes), and both have had such a horrible time of it, but have so much capacity for love and hope.

I watched ep 4 today and Hana keeps collapsing and Vito keeps taking care of her which hits my fictional kinks :P








And again...



YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!



Side note - I just love how he can't believe she actually likes him romantically because he has no sense of self-worth at all, but by the end of this ep he finally does.
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: close-up by allbloomedout)
I am a masochist so I've been rewatching Smile, in small dozes. All the prejudice makes me horribly angry and it's not really a fluffy sweet drama by any stretch of the imagination, but I just love Vito and Hana so much - they are both 'defective' in society's eyes due to their heritage through no fault of their own (his ethnic, hers due to her father's crimes), and both have had such a horrible time of it, but have so much capacity for love and hope.

I watched ep 4 today and Hana keeps collapsing and Vito keeps taking care of her which hits my fictional kinks :P








And again...



YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!



Side note - I just love how he can't believe she actually likes him romantically because he has no sense of self-worth at all, but by the end of this ep he finally does.
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: tie by quicksotism)
Even if I haven't seen the eight eps in-between (I plan to marathon the eps of Smile I haven't seen), at least I know it will be OK.






I don't think I could have borne it otherwise.
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: tie by quicksotism)
Even if I haven't seen the eight eps in-between (I plan to marathon the eps of Smile I haven't seen), at least I know it will be OK.






I don't think I could have borne it otherwise.
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: tie by quicksotism)
Even if I haven't seen the eight eps in-between (I plan to marathon the eps of Smile I haven't seen), at least I know it will be OK.






I don't think I could have borne it otherwise.
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: close-up by allbloomedout)


I think I just might have to give up on Matsumoto Jun and Aragaki Yui's Smile. It's a huge pity as it's the first Japanese drama to catch my attention in a year (I am much more for Korean and Taiwanese dramas, as I am sure you've noticed) and I have found it understated, touching, and all-around pitch-perfect. Plus, the story is something I would eat up with a big big spoon: prejudice, hopeful love, and two very appealing leads.

BUT. I do not speak Japanese and there are no subs anywhere I can access past episode 3 even though we are on ep 8 already. I cannot watch without subs - that would just be an excercise in frustration. I will go back to it if the subs for it ever become available, but for now, good-bye to Bito and Hana, alas.

But before that, I bring you a few caps from ep 3. Because it was, as every other ep so far, pitch-perfect.

Smiiiiiiiiiiiiile )
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: close-up by allbloomedout)


I think I just might have to give up on Matsumoto Jun and Aragaki Yui's Smile. It's a huge pity as it's the first Japanese drama to catch my attention in a year (I am much more for Korean and Taiwanese dramas, as I am sure you've noticed) and I have found it understated, touching, and all-around pitch-perfect. Plus, the story is something I would eat up with a big big spoon: prejudice, hopeful love, and two very appealing leads.

BUT. I do not speak Japanese and there are no subs anywhere I can access past episode 3 even though we are on ep 8 already. I cannot watch without subs - that would just be an excercise in frustration. I will go back to it if the subs for it ever become available, but for now, good-bye to Bito and Hana, alas.

But before that, I bring you a few caps from ep 3. Because it was, as every other ep so far, pitch-perfect.

Smiiiiiiiiiiiiile )
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: close-up by allbloomedout)


I think I just might have to give up on Matsumoto Jun and Aragaki Yui's Smile. It's a huge pity as it's the first Japanese drama to catch my attention in a year (I am much more for Korean and Taiwanese dramas, as I am sure you've noticed) and I have found it understated, touching, and all-around pitch-perfect. Plus, the story is something I would eat up with a big big spoon: prejudice, hopeful love, and two very appealing leads.

BUT. I do not speak Japanese and there are no subs anywhere I can access past episode 3 even though we are on ep 8 already. I cannot watch without subs - that would just be an excercise in frustration. I will go back to it if the subs for it ever become available, but for now, good-bye to Bito and Hana, alas.

But before that, I bring you a few caps from ep 3. Because it was, as every other ep so far, pitch-perfect.

Smiiiiiiiiiiiiile )
dangermousie: (HYD: Domyouji)
Finished first episode of Smile which I loved, but which should have been retitled "Angst."

Seriously, I wanted to give Matsumoto Jun a hug throughout the whole episode.

Also, it's so funny - objectively he is very much not my type and in "real life" I don't find him attractive either. But he has something incredibly charismatic on screen, IMO - I always fall madly in love with his characters, and crush on them. This is no exception. Also, I do love that his characters are pretty distinct - I can't really see Bito as Domyouji who I couldn't see as Momo who I couldn't see as Shin etc etc.

OK, before I become even more fangirly, let me be fangirly on a different topic - Aragaki Yui. I love her in this so far - she is beyond cute and adorable. They have a lovely lovely chemistry together, too.

Also, Oguri Shun! I didn't even recognize him at first and then my brain caught up with my eyes and I went "is that psychotic violent gang leader played by Oguri Shun?" OMG. I am amused to note, however, that in the preview for ep 2, he says Bito's name the way he used to say Makino's: a sort of separating the syllables sing-song way that made me swoon in Hanadan. Not making me swoon here though :P

They are being a bit too blatant and not in the least suble about the theme of discrimination but I don't mind because their heart is in the right place. I am willing to cut them a lot of slack because the topic of being discriminated against was something I had to deal with throughout my childhood (not in Japan, clearly, but still...) but thankfully not since we moved to the US.

And a last comment. Pssssst, police officer! Maybe he would be more willing to come to the police station quietly if you didn't call him various racist epithets and accuse him even before there was any evidence, you know?

ETA: Funny, the last jdrama I was following as it aired was Hanadan2. Heh.
dangermousie: (HYD: Domyouji)
Finished first episode of Smile which I loved, but which should have been retitled "Angst."

Seriously, I wanted to give Matsumoto Jun a hug throughout the whole episode.

Also, it's so funny - objectively he is very much not my type and in "real life" I don't find him attractive either. But he has something incredibly charismatic on screen, IMO - I always fall madly in love with his characters, and crush on them. This is no exception. Also, I do love that his characters are pretty distinct - I can't really see Bito as Domyouji who I couldn't see as Momo who I couldn't see as Shin etc etc.

OK, before I become even more fangirly, let me be fangirly on a different topic - Aragaki Yui. I love her in this so far - she is beyond cute and adorable. They have a lovely lovely chemistry together, too.

Also, Oguri Shun! I didn't even recognize him at first and then my brain caught up with my eyes and I went "is that psychotic violent gang leader played by Oguri Shun?" OMG. I am amused to note, however, that in the preview for ep 2, he says Bito's name the way he used to say Makino's: a sort of separating the syllables sing-song way that made me swoon in Hanadan. Not making me swoon here though :P

They are being a bit too blatant and not in the least suble about the theme of discrimination but I don't mind because their heart is in the right place. I am willing to cut them a lot of slack because the topic of being discriminated against was something I had to deal with throughout my childhood (not in Japan, clearly, but still...) but thankfully not since we moved to the US.

And a last comment. Pssssst, police officer! Maybe he would be more willing to come to the police station quietly if you didn't call him various racist epithets and accuse him even before there was any evidence, you know?

ETA: Funny, the last jdrama I was following as it aired was Hanadan2. Heh.
dangermousie: (HYD: Domyouji)
Finished first episode of Smile which I loved, but which should have been retitled "Angst."

Seriously, I wanted to give Matsumoto Jun a hug throughout the whole episode.

Also, it's so funny - objectively he is very much not my type and in "real life" I don't find him attractive either. But he has something incredibly charismatic on screen, IMO - I always fall madly in love with his characters, and crush on them. This is no exception. Also, I do love that his characters are pretty distinct - I can't really see Bito as Domyouji who I couldn't see as Momo who I couldn't see as Shin etc etc.

OK, before I become even more fangirly, let me be fangirly on a different topic - Aragaki Yui. I love her in this so far - she is beyond cute and adorable. They have a lovely lovely chemistry together, too.

Also, Oguri Shun! I didn't even recognize him at first and then my brain caught up with my eyes and I went "is that psychotic violent gang leader played by Oguri Shun?" OMG. I am amused to note, however, that in the preview for ep 2, he says Bito's name the way he used to say Makino's: a sort of separating the syllables sing-song way that made me swoon in Hanadan. Not making me swoon here though :P

They are being a bit too blatant and not in the least suble about the theme of discrimination but I don't mind because their heart is in the right place. I am willing to cut them a lot of slack because the topic of being discriminated against was something I had to deal with throughout my childhood (not in Japan, clearly, but still...) but thankfully not since we moved to the US.

And a last comment. Pssssst, police officer! Maybe he would be more willing to come to the police station quietly if you didn't call him various racist epithets and accuse him even before there was any evidence, you know?

ETA: Funny, the last jdrama I was following as it aired was Hanadan2. Heh.
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: close-up by allbloomedout)
I am watching the first ep of Smile with subs and I love it. Love it love it love it.





Larger versions of same )

I have my jdrama for the spring (jdramas are much more hit and miss for me than kdramas but when they click, I go rather more crazy for them than for any other drama type).

I can see why the ratings haven't been spectacular - nobody wants to be told or reminded they are racist.

On a more shallow note, I am glad to see Matsumoto Jun has been eating. Now if we only could get Tamaki Hiroshi to follow his example.

I have also been reading Henryk Sienkewitz's The Deluge and am in love with it, but that's a separate matter...
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: close-up by allbloomedout)
I am watching the first ep of Smile with subs and I love it. Love it love it love it.





Larger versions of same )

I have my jdrama for the spring (jdramas are much more hit and miss for me than kdramas but when they click, I go rather more crazy for them than for any other drama type).

I can see why the ratings haven't been spectacular - nobody wants to be told or reminded they are racist.

On a more shallow note, I am glad to see Matsumoto Jun has been eating. Now if we only could get Tamaki Hiroshi to follow his example.

I have also been reading Henryk Sienkewitz's The Deluge and am in love with it, but that's a separate matter...
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: close-up by allbloomedout)
I am watching the first ep of Smile with subs and I love it. Love it love it love it.





Larger versions of same )

I have my jdrama for the spring (jdramas are much more hit and miss for me than kdramas but when they click, I go rather more crazy for them than for any other drama type).

I can see why the ratings haven't been spectacular - nobody wants to be told or reminded they are racist.

On a more shallow note, I am glad to see Matsumoto Jun has been eating. Now if we only could get Tamaki Hiroshi to follow his example.

I have also been reading Henryk Sienkewitz's The Deluge and am in love with it, but that's a separate matter...
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: close-up by allbloomedout)
Baby Mousie has been a good wee girl today in her little pink outfit, complete with mob cap, socks and mittens - she was out for almost four hours with us - we went for a really long walk, and to a street festival (where we obtained pocky and tea), and to see the cherry blossoms (because of the festival nearby where there were a lot of cosplayers, we saw Kenshin chatting to Kakashi around there - a bit bizarre. Mr. Mousie and I got into a discussion who'd win in a fight between them), and capped it off with dinner in a noodles/sushi place, and she behaved beautifully throughout. I did, at one point, had to feed her from a bottle while pushing a baby carriage at the same time. It was a little surreal and made me laugh a lot and lose my concentration sometime :)

In other news, I found these two caps from upcoming jdrama Smile.





Mmmm, looks pretty! Also, I am glad that Matsumoto Jun looks like he's been eating lately. Thank you, TPTB.

Larger versions beneath cut )
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: close-up by allbloomedout)
Baby Mousie has been a good wee girl today in her little pink outfit, complete with mob cap, socks and mittens - she was out for almost four hours with us - we went for a really long walk, and to a street festival (where we obtained pocky and tea), and to see the cherry blossoms (because of the festival nearby where there were a lot of cosplayers, we saw Kenshin chatting to Kakashi around there - a bit bizarre. Mr. Mousie and I got into a discussion who'd win in a fight between them), and capped it off with dinner in a noodles/sushi place, and she behaved beautifully throughout. I did, at one point, had to feed her from a bottle while pushing a baby carriage at the same time. It was a little surreal and made me laugh a lot and lose my concentration sometime :)

In other news, I found these two caps from upcoming jdrama Smile.





Mmmm, looks pretty! Also, I am glad that Matsumoto Jun looks like he's been eating lately. Thank you, TPTB.

Larger versions beneath cut )
dangermousie: (MatsuJun: close-up by allbloomedout)
Baby Mousie has been a good wee girl today in her little pink outfit, complete with mob cap, socks and mittens - she was out for almost four hours with us - we went for a really long walk, and to a street festival (where we obtained pocky and tea), and to see the cherry blossoms (because of the festival nearby where there were a lot of cosplayers, we saw Kenshin chatting to Kakashi around there - a bit bizarre. Mr. Mousie and I got into a discussion who'd win in a fight between them), and capped it off with dinner in a noodles/sushi place, and she behaved beautifully throughout. I did, at one point, had to feed her from a bottle while pushing a baby carriage at the same time. It was a little surreal and made me laugh a lot and lose my concentration sometime :)

In other news, I found these two caps from upcoming jdrama Smile.





Mmmm, looks pretty! Also, I am glad that Matsumoto Jun looks like he's been eating lately. Thank you, TPTB.

Larger versions beneath cut )

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