dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
Two big kdrama hits are getting Chinese remakes and my main reaction is - whyyyyy?

Remake n1 is cdrama version of that (in)famous weepie Autumn in My Heart, otherwise known as the drama where kids who were brought up as siblings meet as adults and fall for each other. It's OK as it turns out they are not related. Ooops, she gets cancer and dies, and he's hit by a truck. Clearly, karma is telling them sibcest is a sin. No, I am not making this up. cdrama decided one go at the hystericathon is not enough and is remaking it with Zhang Han (best known as Mainland Domyouji. Well, at least he'll be making out with a fake sister and not a real one, a la Japanese Domyouji) as tragic hero, Jiang Kaitong as tragic heroine, and Dennis Oh as hero's best friend who falls for heroine to much angst. I find Dennis Oh's inclusion a bit weird, but he probably speaks Mandarin about as well as he speaks Korean :P. He also can't act his way out of a paper bag, but as long as he looks pretty while crying, I don't believe anyone will care.



Don't be fooled by the grins, they are more like death grimaces! I may check this out of sheer trainwreck syndrome.

Remake n2 is of the big romcom hit My Girl with Jimmy Lin in the lead role. My reaction is an even bigger "whyyyyyy?" than it is to AiMH remake. I adore Jimmy Lin to bits but My Girl is my most perfect romcom. I don't even like the genre and I adore MG with a fierce passion. I fail to see the need. No to mention, Jimmy Lin's own My Lucky Star was, in a lot of ways, a take on My Girl if Yoo Rin wanted Jung Woo instead.

Oh well. At least nobody marries his cancerous sister in that one.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
Two big kdrama hits are getting Chinese remakes and my main reaction is - whyyyyy?

Remake n1 is cdrama version of that (in)famous weepie Autumn in My Heart, otherwise known as the drama where kids who were brought up as siblings meet as adults and fall for each other. It's OK as it turns out they are not related. Ooops, she gets cancer and dies, and he's hit by a truck. Clearly, karma is telling them sibcest is a sin. No, I am not making this up. cdrama decided one go at the hystericathon is not enough and is remaking it with Zhang Han (best known as Mainland Domyouji. Well, at least he'll be making out with a fake sister and not a real one, a la Japanese Domyouji) as tragic hero, Jiang Kaitong as tragic heroine, and Dennis Oh as hero's best friend who falls for heroine to much angst. I find Dennis Oh's inclusion a bit weird, but he probably speaks Mandarin about as well as he speaks Korean :P. He also can't act his way out of a paper bag, but as long as he looks pretty while crying, I don't believe anyone will care.



Don't be fooled by the grins, they are more like death grimaces! I may check this out of sheer trainwreck syndrome.

Remake n2 is of the big romcom hit My Girl with Jimmy Lin in the lead role. My reaction is an even bigger "whyyyyyy?" than it is to AiMH remake. I adore Jimmy Lin to bits but My Girl is my most perfect romcom. I don't even like the genre and I adore MG with a fierce passion. I fail to see the need. No to mention, Jimmy Lin's own My Lucky Star was, in a lot of ways, a take on My Girl if Yoo Rin wanted Jung Woo instead.

Oh well. At least nobody marries his cancerous sister in that one.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
Two big kdrama hits are getting Chinese remakes and my main reaction is - whyyyyy?

Remake n1 is cdrama version of that (in)famous weepie Autumn in My Heart, otherwise known as the drama where kids who were brought up as siblings meet as adults and fall for each other. It's OK as it turns out they are not related. Ooops, she gets cancer and dies, and he's hit by a truck. Clearly, karma is telling them sibcest is a sin. No, I am not making this up. cdrama decided one go at the hystericathon is not enough and is remaking it with Zhang Han (best known as Mainland Domyouji. Well, at least he'll be making out with a fake sister and not a real one, a la Japanese Domyouji) as tragic hero, Jiang Kaitong as tragic heroine, and Dennis Oh as hero's best friend who falls for heroine to much angst. I find Dennis Oh's inclusion a bit weird, but he probably speaks Mandarin about as well as he speaks Korean :P. He also can't act his way out of a paper bag, but as long as he looks pretty while crying, I don't believe anyone will care.



Don't be fooled by the grins, they are more like death grimaces! I may check this out of sheer trainwreck syndrome.

Remake n2 is of the big romcom hit My Girl with Jimmy Lin in the lead role. My reaction is an even bigger "whyyyyyy?" than it is to AiMH remake. I adore Jimmy Lin to bits but My Girl is my most perfect romcom. I don't even like the genre and I adore MG with a fierce passion. I fail to see the need. No to mention, Jimmy Lin's own My Lucky Star was, in a lot of ways, a take on My Girl if Yoo Rin wanted Jung Woo instead.

Oh well. At least nobody marries his cancerous sister in that one.
dangermousie: (EoE: DC/YR by meganbmoore)
I am a bad person because to cheer self up I watched the last 15 minutes of the notorious and glorious sobfest Autumn Tale with Song Seung Heon and Song Hye Kyo. The one where they are stepsiblings with forbidden love if my stepbrother looked like SSH, I'd hit it too and she develops terminal cancer. The last 15 minutes are the ones where she dies after his taking her to their beach and then he carts her dead body around all day talking to her. I drank it innnn. And then he talks to Secondary Guy (who is bitching that Hero could not protect Heroine - errrr, how do you protect someone from cancer?) and asking him to scatter Heroine's ashes and being broken up about her making him promise not to kill himself. But as he is not paying attention to anything but his PAIN he gets hit by a truck. So he got his wish, I suppose. Ah. Ha. Hahahaha.

WHERE HAS THIS DRAMA BEEN ALL MY LIFE????

In other news, I continue to be boggled by the whole "Lee Byung Hun's ex is insane and is suing" thing. With her latest thing being "I have proof he gambles, isn't he evil? See my lawsuit!" The horrors! LOL. I really fail to see the grounds for any lawsuit, tbh, as all she says is he told her he'd marry her, so she dumped college and came over to live with him in Seoul, they lived together for a bit, he introduced her to family and friends, then he got distant, dumped her, and gave her $10K/apartment as a parting gift. Umm, so? And on a purely practical level, she is not even any worse off than she was before - she can go back and continue with her education - the stuff he got her would more than compensate for a plane ticket and deferral fees.

I confess my main thought on this whole thing is: "Man, why was I not lucky enough to date a celebrity in my younger years?" The ex who dumped me way back when didn't even give me a bunch of flowers on parting. I could have made some serious cash.
dangermousie: (EoE: DC/YR by meganbmoore)
I am a bad person because to cheer self up I watched the last 15 minutes of the notorious and glorious sobfest Autumn Tale with Song Seung Heon and Song Hye Kyo. The one where they are stepsiblings with forbidden love if my stepbrother looked like SSH, I'd hit it too and she develops terminal cancer. The last 15 minutes are the ones where she dies after his taking her to their beach and then he carts her dead body around all day talking to her. I drank it innnn. And then he talks to Secondary Guy (who is bitching that Hero could not protect Heroine - errrr, how do you protect someone from cancer?) and asking him to scatter Heroine's ashes and being broken up about her making him promise not to kill himself. But as he is not paying attention to anything but his PAIN he gets hit by a truck. So he got his wish, I suppose. Ah. Ha. Hahahaha.

WHERE HAS THIS DRAMA BEEN ALL MY LIFE????

In other news, I continue to be boggled by the whole "Lee Byung Hun's ex is insane and is suing" thing. With her latest thing being "I have proof he gambles, isn't he evil? See my lawsuit!" The horrors! LOL. I really fail to see the grounds for any lawsuit, tbh, as all she says is he told her he'd marry her, so she dumped college and came over to live with him in Seoul, they lived together for a bit, he introduced her to family and friends, then he got distant, dumped her, and gave her $10K/apartment as a parting gift. Umm, so? And on a purely practical level, she is not even any worse off than she was before - she can go back and continue with her education - the stuff he got her would more than compensate for a plane ticket and deferral fees.

I confess my main thought on this whole thing is: "Man, why was I not lucky enough to date a celebrity in my younger years?" The ex who dumped me way back when didn't even give me a bunch of flowers on parting. I could have made some serious cash.
dangermousie: (EoE: DC/YR by meganbmoore)
I am a bad person because to cheer self up I watched the last 15 minutes of the notorious and glorious sobfest Autumn Tale with Song Seung Heon and Song Hye Kyo. The one where they are stepsiblings with forbidden love if my stepbrother looked like SSH, I'd hit it too and she develops terminal cancer. The last 15 minutes are the ones where she dies after his taking her to their beach and then he carts her dead body around all day talking to her. I drank it innnn. And then he talks to Secondary Guy (who is bitching that Hero could not protect Heroine - errrr, how do you protect someone from cancer?) and asking him to scatter Heroine's ashes and being broken up about her making him promise not to kill himself. But as he is not paying attention to anything but his PAIN he gets hit by a truck. So he got his wish, I suppose. Ah. Ha. Hahahaha.

WHERE HAS THIS DRAMA BEEN ALL MY LIFE????

In other news, I continue to be boggled by the whole "Lee Byung Hun's ex is insane and is suing" thing. With her latest thing being "I have proof he gambles, isn't he evil? See my lawsuit!" The horrors! LOL. I really fail to see the grounds for any lawsuit, tbh, as all she says is he told her he'd marry her, so she dumped college and came over to live with him in Seoul, they lived together for a bit, he introduced her to family and friends, then he got distant, dumped her, and gave her $10K/apartment as a parting gift. Umm, so? And on a purely practical level, she is not even any worse off than she was before - she can go back and continue with her education - the stuff he got her would more than compensate for a plane ticket and deferral fees.

I confess my main thought on this whole thing is: "Man, why was I not lucky enough to date a celebrity in my younger years?" The ex who dumped me way back when didn't even give me a bunch of flowers on parting. I could have made some serious cash.

Dramas...

May. 10th, 2009 01:35 am
dangermousie: (Default)
I adore Spring Waltz - Ep 12 was adorable! SW reminds me, oddly enough, of Save the Last Dance - the plots aren't similar or anything but it has the same gorgeous, tender, feel - a traditonal story done exceptionally well.

* She kissed his hand!

* It keeps amazing me how functional the OTP is - they talk things out! When he sleeps on her shoulder!!!!

* Evil Parents, seriously - if your kid has repeatedly indicated he would rather cut off and eat his ears than get engaged to crazy Secondary Girl, perhaps throwing a big engagement party and having him come there is not the brightest idea. Not being a gutless wonder like BOF's Jun Pyo, he might actually wreck the enterprise. You have only yourselves to blame. Oh, and Secondary Girl. When the guy told you he doesn't want to date you, to keep throwing yourself at him and get pissed he isn't interested and have his parents arrange an engagement despite his express wishes is a new record of patheticness. Seriously. If you love him, shouldn't you care about what he wants at least a little? And if not, get some self-respect: you are not malformed, you can get someone who likes ya.

(I also cheated and watched the ending - am GIDDY!!!)

I also feel like watching two huge (and hugely famous) weepies after I am done.

1. Autumn in my Heart (Autumn Tale). They are stepsiblings who used to think they are real siblings. Rocks fall, everybody dies. MV:



2. Stairway to Heaven. Childhood love, amnesia, evil families, terminal illness, and another emo pianist...



I am gonna be entertained...

Dramas...

May. 10th, 2009 01:35 am
dangermousie: (Default)
I adore Spring Waltz - Ep 12 was adorable! SW reminds me, oddly enough, of Save the Last Dance - the plots aren't similar or anything but it has the same gorgeous, tender, feel - a traditonal story done exceptionally well.

* She kissed his hand!

* It keeps amazing me how functional the OTP is - they talk things out! When he sleeps on her shoulder!!!!

* Evil Parents, seriously - if your kid has repeatedly indicated he would rather cut off and eat his ears than get engaged to crazy Secondary Girl, perhaps throwing a big engagement party and having him come there is not the brightest idea. Not being a gutless wonder like BOF's Jun Pyo, he might actually wreck the enterprise. You have only yourselves to blame. Oh, and Secondary Girl. When the guy told you he doesn't want to date you, to keep throwing yourself at him and get pissed he isn't interested and have his parents arrange an engagement despite his express wishes is a new record of patheticness. Seriously. If you love him, shouldn't you care about what he wants at least a little? And if not, get some self-respect: you are not malformed, you can get someone who likes ya.

(I also cheated and watched the ending - am GIDDY!!!)

I also feel like watching two huge (and hugely famous) weepies after I am done.

1. Autumn in my Heart (Autumn Tale). They are stepsiblings who used to think they are real siblings. Rocks fall, everybody dies. MV:



2. Stairway to Heaven. Childhood love, amnesia, evil families, terminal illness, and another emo pianist...



I am gonna be entertained...

Dramas...

May. 10th, 2009 01:35 am
dangermousie: (Default)
I adore Spring Waltz - Ep 12 was adorable! SW reminds me, oddly enough, of Save the Last Dance - the plots aren't similar or anything but it has the same gorgeous, tender, feel - a traditonal story done exceptionally well.

* She kissed his hand!

* It keeps amazing me how functional the OTP is - they talk things out! When he sleeps on her shoulder!!!!

* Evil Parents, seriously - if your kid has repeatedly indicated he would rather cut off and eat his ears than get engaged to crazy Secondary Girl, perhaps throwing a big engagement party and having him come there is not the brightest idea. Not being a gutless wonder like BOF's Jun Pyo, he might actually wreck the enterprise. You have only yourselves to blame. Oh, and Secondary Girl. When the guy told you he doesn't want to date you, to keep throwing yourself at him and get pissed he isn't interested and have his parents arrange an engagement despite his express wishes is a new record of patheticness. Seriously. If you love him, shouldn't you care about what he wants at least a little? And if not, get some self-respect: you are not malformed, you can get someone who likes ya.

(I also cheated and watched the ending - am GIDDY!!!)

I also feel like watching two huge (and hugely famous) weepies after I am done.

1. Autumn in my Heart (Autumn Tale). They are stepsiblings who used to think they are real siblings. Rocks fall, everybody dies. MV:



2. Stairway to Heaven. Childhood love, amnesia, evil families, terminal illness, and another emo pianist...



I am gonna be entertained...
dangermousie: (Song Hye-Kyo by miss-dian)
Somebody with common sense please talk me out of watching Autumn Tale (otherwise known as 'Endless Love' or 'Autumn in my Heart').

AT is a Korean drama which is credited with starting the Hallyu wave (the craze for Korean dramas etc that swept Asia in the early years of the decade). And in fact, I think it's responsible for a lot of common tropes you see in kdramas: the death of a main character from cancer (which is a trope that seems to have finally gone away. YES). The strong childhood love/connection between the OTP, going as far as to be quasi-insestuous.

It's sort of to Kdrama what Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was to Bollywood of the 90s.

And from the vids I've seen, it's romantic and gorgeous. See:



The plot revolves around Eun-Suh (heroine) and Joon-Suh (hero). The two grew up as siblings (aha, I see where kdrama fixation with quasi-incest comes from) until the parents discovered that Eun-Suh wasn't their biological child but was switched at birth at the hospital. Being kdrama parents, they decided that all those years raising her didn't matter and just swapped her with their real daughter. They then moved, leaving poor Eun-Suh living in squalor with her birth family. Years later, Joon-Suh and Eun-Suh meet again, and this being kdrama, fall in love. But of course, tragedy looms over them, and not just from society boggling at their love. Terminal illness (aha, now I know where that one is from, too) awaits...

So, what's the problem?

Are you kidding? It's the one which is responsible for the really depressing kdramas! It's supposed to be totally heart-breaking. And I am already watching MISA (another famous example of that 'cheery' subgenre of romantic tragedy). Two at a time will make me need medication. So, stop me. Please.
dangermousie: (Song Hye-Kyo by miss-dian)
Somebody with common sense please talk me out of watching Autumn Tale (otherwise known as 'Endless Love' or 'Autumn in my Heart').

AT is a Korean drama which is credited with starting the Hallyu wave (the craze for Korean dramas etc that swept Asia in the early years of the decade). And in fact, I think it's responsible for a lot of common tropes you see in kdramas: the death of a main character from cancer (which is a trope that seems to have finally gone away. YES). The strong childhood love/connection between the OTP, going as far as to be quasi-insestuous.

It's sort of to Kdrama what Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was to Bollywood of the 90s.

And from the vids I've seen, it's romantic and gorgeous. See:



The plot revolves around Eun-Suh (heroine) and Joon-Suh (hero). The two grew up as siblings (aha, I see where kdrama fixation with quasi-incest comes from) until the parents discovered that Eun-Suh wasn't their biological child but was switched at birth at the hospital. Being kdrama parents, they decided that all those years raising her didn't matter and just swapped her with their real daughter. They then moved, leaving poor Eun-Suh living in squalor with her birth family. Years later, Joon-Suh and Eun-Suh meet again, and this being kdrama, fall in love. But of course, tragedy looms over them, and not just from society boggling at their love. Terminal illness (aha, now I know where that one is from, too) awaits...

So, what's the problem?

Are you kidding? It's the one which is responsible for the really depressing kdramas! It's supposed to be totally heart-breaking. And I am already watching MISA (another famous example of that 'cheery' subgenre of romantic tragedy). Two at a time will make me need medication. So, stop me. Please.
dangermousie: (Song Hye-Kyo by miss-dian)
Somebody with common sense please talk me out of watching Autumn Tale (otherwise known as 'Endless Love' or 'Autumn in my Heart').

AT is a Korean drama which is credited with starting the Hallyu wave (the craze for Korean dramas etc that swept Asia in the early years of the decade). And in fact, I think it's responsible for a lot of common tropes you see in kdramas: the death of a main character from cancer (which is a trope that seems to have finally gone away. YES). The strong childhood love/connection between the OTP, going as far as to be quasi-insestuous.

It's sort of to Kdrama what Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was to Bollywood of the 90s.

And from the vids I've seen, it's romantic and gorgeous. See:



The plot revolves around Eun-Suh (heroine) and Joon-Suh (hero). The two grew up as siblings (aha, I see where kdrama fixation with quasi-incest comes from) until the parents discovered that Eun-Suh wasn't their biological child but was switched at birth at the hospital. Being kdrama parents, they decided that all those years raising her didn't matter and just swapped her with their real daughter. They then moved, leaving poor Eun-Suh living in squalor with her birth family. Years later, Joon-Suh and Eun-Suh meet again, and this being kdrama, fall in love. But of course, tragedy looms over them, and not just from society boggling at their love. Terminal illness (aha, now I know where that one is from, too) awaits...

So, what's the problem?

Are you kidding? It's the one which is responsible for the really depressing kdramas! It's supposed to be totally heart-breaking. And I am already watching MISA (another famous example of that 'cheery' subgenre of romantic tragedy). Two at a time will make me need medication. So, stop me. Please.

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