dangermousie: (IRIS by loubox)


Indeed.



After ep 1 I am addicted to Bad Love. Is it quality? Heck no. Is it entertaining? Wildly so.

Enter here for sexy make-outs, insane wives with gigantic hair, angsty adulterers, and the dippiest heroine outside of mangaworld )

Verdict: this drama is officially bugfuck INSANE and I totally LOVE it!
dangermousie: (IRIS by loubox)


Indeed.



After ep 1 I am addicted to Bad Love. Is it quality? Heck no. Is it entertaining? Wildly so.

Enter here for sexy make-outs, insane wives with gigantic hair, angsty adulterers, and the dippiest heroine outside of mangaworld )

Verdict: this drama is officially bugfuck INSANE and I totally LOVE it!
dangermousie: (IRIS by loubox)


Indeed.



After ep 1 I am addicted to Bad Love. Is it quality? Heck no. Is it entertaining? Wildly so.

Enter here for sexy make-outs, insane wives with gigantic hair, angsty adulterers, and the dippiest heroine outside of mangaworld )

Verdict: this drama is officially bugfuck INSANE and I totally LOVE it!
dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
I felt like marathonning something melodramatic, pretty, romantic and insane.

The obvious choice?

2008's Bad Love starring Kwon Sang Woo (Stairway to Heaven), Lee Yo Won (Queen Seon Duk), and the actor whose name I can never remember and to whom I will henceforth refer to as "Eyebrows" - someone on my flist Christened him that way and it seems to fit.

BL is everything I may want - loads and loads of angst, tons of make-outs, dysfunctional families, plots created by people on some major drugs, an evil evil secondary woman (in this case she is not after the hero - thankfully - as she is his half-sister and that would be screwed-up even by kdrama standards), suicide attempts, illegitimate son hero, sleazy secondary guy, more slapping than in a silent comedy flick, heroine with the worst luck, hero who has made an art of weeping manfully while getting his heart stomped on. And last, but not least, a happy ending. Do you have ANY idea how hard it is to find a Kwon Sang Woo drama with a happy ending? Do you?

The story is explained pretty simply - before meeting your new boyfriend's family, you should probably make sure you did not, some time ago (a) slept with his brother-in-law (b) when scumbag lied to you he was single (c) and then you got pregnant (d) miscarried (e) jailed (f) in an accident which ended your musical career (g) and killed your parents (h) did I mention that bro-in-law's wife is a complete raving psycho who probably names her meat cleaver and is one step from a murdering rampage through downtown Seoul?

I mean - your relationship would probably hit a snag with an event like that. Especially if you consider that you are sort of irrational and hero isn't really the healthiest mentally as (a) his past girlfriend offed herself after a spectacular make-out scene and arranged for him to find the body and later she sort-of came back from the dead (b) his whole family hates him (c) he wants to be an artist but they want him to be a businessman - seeing how dramas go he'll probably be one by the end. In any event, if he was pretty sane before he got involved with heroine, it would probably be shortlived because from what I've heard she puts him through 18 kinds of hell out of pure "I am emo and unworthy" cussedness.

Have a MV of pretty pretty dysfunction:



Anyway, I am ecstatically excited to start this. [livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow's posts amused me to no end when she watched it.

Have another delicious MV.

dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
I felt like marathonning something melodramatic, pretty, romantic and insane.

The obvious choice?

2008's Bad Love starring Kwon Sang Woo (Stairway to Heaven), Lee Yo Won (Queen Seon Duk), and the actor whose name I can never remember and to whom I will henceforth refer to as "Eyebrows" - someone on my flist Christened him that way and it seems to fit.

BL is everything I may want - loads and loads of angst, tons of make-outs, dysfunctional families, plots created by people on some major drugs, an evil evil secondary woman (in this case she is not after the hero - thankfully - as she is his half-sister and that would be screwed-up even by kdrama standards), suicide attempts, illegitimate son hero, sleazy secondary guy, more slapping than in a silent comedy flick, heroine with the worst luck, hero who has made an art of weeping manfully while getting his heart stomped on. And last, but not least, a happy ending. Do you have ANY idea how hard it is to find a Kwon Sang Woo drama with a happy ending? Do you?

The story is explained pretty simply - before meeting your new boyfriend's family, you should probably make sure you did not, some time ago (a) slept with his brother-in-law (b) when scumbag lied to you he was single (c) and then you got pregnant (d) miscarried (e) jailed (f) in an accident which ended your musical career (g) and killed your parents (h) did I mention that bro-in-law's wife is a complete raving psycho who probably names her meat cleaver and is one step from a murdering rampage through downtown Seoul?

I mean - your relationship would probably hit a snag with an event like that. Especially if you consider that you are sort of irrational and hero isn't really the healthiest mentally as (a) his past girlfriend offed herself after a spectacular make-out scene and arranged for him to find the body and later she sort-of came back from the dead (b) his whole family hates him (c) he wants to be an artist but they want him to be a businessman - seeing how dramas go he'll probably be one by the end. In any event, if he was pretty sane before he got involved with heroine, it would probably be shortlived because from what I've heard she puts him through 18 kinds of hell out of pure "I am emo and unworthy" cussedness.

Have a MV of pretty pretty dysfunction:



Anyway, I am ecstatically excited to start this. [livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow's posts amused me to no end when she watched it.

Have another delicious MV.

dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
I felt like marathonning something melodramatic, pretty, romantic and insane.

The obvious choice?

2008's Bad Love starring Kwon Sang Woo (Stairway to Heaven), Lee Yo Won (Queen Seon Duk), and the actor whose name I can never remember and to whom I will henceforth refer to as "Eyebrows" - someone on my flist Christened him that way and it seems to fit.

BL is everything I may want - loads and loads of angst, tons of make-outs, dysfunctional families, plots created by people on some major drugs, an evil evil secondary woman (in this case she is not after the hero - thankfully - as she is his half-sister and that would be screwed-up even by kdrama standards), suicide attempts, illegitimate son hero, sleazy secondary guy, more slapping than in a silent comedy flick, heroine with the worst luck, hero who has made an art of weeping manfully while getting his heart stomped on. And last, but not least, a happy ending. Do you have ANY idea how hard it is to find a Kwon Sang Woo drama with a happy ending? Do you?

The story is explained pretty simply - before meeting your new boyfriend's family, you should probably make sure you did not, some time ago (a) slept with his brother-in-law (b) when scumbag lied to you he was single (c) and then you got pregnant (d) miscarried (e) jailed (f) in an accident which ended your musical career (g) and killed your parents (h) did I mention that bro-in-law's wife is a complete raving psycho who probably names her meat cleaver and is one step from a murdering rampage through downtown Seoul?

I mean - your relationship would probably hit a snag with an event like that. Especially if you consider that you are sort of irrational and hero isn't really the healthiest mentally as (a) his past girlfriend offed herself after a spectacular make-out scene and arranged for him to find the body and later she sort-of came back from the dead (b) his whole family hates him (c) he wants to be an artist but they want him to be a businessman - seeing how dramas go he'll probably be one by the end. In any event, if he was pretty sane before he got involved with heroine, it would probably be shortlived because from what I've heard she puts him through 18 kinds of hell out of pure "I am emo and unworthy" cussedness.

Have a MV of pretty pretty dysfunction:



Anyway, I am ecstatically excited to start this. [livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow's posts amused me to no end when she watched it.

Have another delicious MV.

dangermousie: (HGD Yi Nok by miss-dian)
1. We watched The Secret of Kells yesterday - it was absolutely breathtaking, like nothing we've seen before. I will be posting caps later. It was extra wonderful because when we were in Dublin we did see The Book of Kells - the thought of someone putting that much effort, that much beauty into a page, a letter even - I think in some ways that is the best way to worship God.

2. The more pictures and teasers for Cinderella Unni I see, the more amused I get. I mean, look at this:



Yes, it looks like they are about to start breakdancing but apparently it's a fight! Between CU's bad boy hero and good guy second lead. Guess which is which - guess! I bet the color symbolism is too subtle for you to get. With this and the latest teaser, I am gleeful - this looks like the pinnacle of makjang! I think they should have just called it Temptation of Cinderella instead - I am looking forward to being able to watch the insanity unfold in a manageable amount of eps.

My greatest hope is that this is as entertaining as Bad Love - that Kwon Sang Woo vehicle which had evil klepto slap-happy secondary female with poodle hair, cello-player heroine becoming chicken seller due to injury, hero having sex with girlfriend in an elevator, suicides, slaps, hair-pulling, adultery, and other insanity galore. I am in the mood for something ridiculous and crazy.

3. Another Personal Taste teaser is out. Looks cute. I will never get the hairstyles they give the heroines in comedies though. Never.

4. Am reading a book about Memnon of Rhodes. His OTP is his niece and his wife. Who are the same person. Ahhh, ancient Greeks! (Said wife/niece later became Alexander's mistress - girl really dug powerful warriors, it seems).
dangermousie: (HGD Yi Nok by miss-dian)
1. We watched The Secret of Kells yesterday - it was absolutely breathtaking, like nothing we've seen before. I will be posting caps later. It was extra wonderful because when we were in Dublin we did see The Book of Kells - the thought of someone putting that much effort, that much beauty into a page, a letter even - I think in some ways that is the best way to worship God.

2. The more pictures and teasers for Cinderella Unni I see, the more amused I get. I mean, look at this:



Yes, it looks like they are about to start breakdancing but apparently it's a fight! Between CU's bad boy hero and good guy second lead. Guess which is which - guess! I bet the color symbolism is too subtle for you to get. With this and the latest teaser, I am gleeful - this looks like the pinnacle of makjang! I think they should have just called it Temptation of Cinderella instead - I am looking forward to being able to watch the insanity unfold in a manageable amount of eps.

My greatest hope is that this is as entertaining as Bad Love - that Kwon Sang Woo vehicle which had evil klepto slap-happy secondary female with poodle hair, cello-player heroine becoming chicken seller due to injury, hero having sex with girlfriend in an elevator, suicides, slaps, hair-pulling, adultery, and other insanity galore. I am in the mood for something ridiculous and crazy.

3. Another Personal Taste teaser is out. Looks cute. I will never get the hairstyles they give the heroines in comedies though. Never.

4. Am reading a book about Memnon of Rhodes. His OTP is his niece and his wife. Who are the same person. Ahhh, ancient Greeks! (Said wife/niece later became Alexander's mistress - girl really dug powerful warriors, it seems).
dangermousie: (HGD Yi Nok by miss-dian)
1. We watched The Secret of Kells yesterday - it was absolutely breathtaking, like nothing we've seen before. I will be posting caps later. It was extra wonderful because when we were in Dublin we did see The Book of Kells - the thought of someone putting that much effort, that much beauty into a page, a letter even - I think in some ways that is the best way to worship God.

2. The more pictures and teasers for Cinderella Unni I see, the more amused I get. I mean, look at this:



Yes, it looks like they are about to start breakdancing but apparently it's a fight! Between CU's bad boy hero and good guy second lead. Guess which is which - guess! I bet the color symbolism is too subtle for you to get. With this and the latest teaser, I am gleeful - this looks like the pinnacle of makjang! I think they should have just called it Temptation of Cinderella instead - I am looking forward to being able to watch the insanity unfold in a manageable amount of eps.

My greatest hope is that this is as entertaining as Bad Love - that Kwon Sang Woo vehicle which had evil klepto slap-happy secondary female with poodle hair, cello-player heroine becoming chicken seller due to injury, hero having sex with girlfriend in an elevator, suicides, slaps, hair-pulling, adultery, and other insanity galore. I am in the mood for something ridiculous and crazy.

3. Another Personal Taste teaser is out. Looks cute. I will never get the hairstyles they give the heroines in comedies though. Never.

4. Am reading a book about Memnon of Rhodes. His OTP is his niece and his wife. Who are the same person. Ahhh, ancient Greeks! (Said wife/niece later became Alexander's mistress - girl really dug powerful warriors, it seems).
dangermousie: (Legend: Chuhro by miss-dian)
Just got my hands on the granddaddy of all kdramas, Eyes of Dawn (1991).

Credits:



War, occupation, and comfort women - not subjects kdramas have addressed much since. It sounds like this famous drama could be something I will find good.

In another universe from serious issues of EoD, I am planning to start deliciously trashy Bad Love. How can I resist. How?



Is it hot here or is it just me?
dangermousie: (Legend: Chuhro by miss-dian)
Just got my hands on the granddaddy of all kdramas, Eyes of Dawn (1991).

Credits:



War, occupation, and comfort women - not subjects kdramas have addressed much since. It sounds like this famous drama could be something I will find good.

In another universe from serious issues of EoD, I am planning to start deliciously trashy Bad Love. How can I resist. How?



Is it hot here or is it just me?
dangermousie: (Legend: Chuhro by miss-dian)
Just got my hands on the granddaddy of all kdramas, Eyes of Dawn (1991).

Credits:



War, occupation, and comfort women - not subjects kdramas have addressed much since. It sounds like this famous drama could be something I will find good.

In another universe from serious issues of EoD, I am planning to start deliciously trashy Bad Love. How can I resist. How?



Is it hot here or is it just me?
dangermousie: (Lobbyist hug by miss-dian)
Since Powerful Opponents made me think about drama endings. Now, we all know about those infamous ‘last minute unhappy endings’ which seem to be tacked on to inflict utmost misery (Glass Slippers’ infamous ending, I am looking at you) or those dramas which would pretty clearly end happily as are giggle-fest or unhappily, as they involve hot people with terminal illnesses.

But how about that rare yet delightful category of dramas: surprising happy endings. Not ones that could have gone either way (Smile Again, QSS) but ones you did not expect at all. Behind the cut are Dangermousie’s Top Dozen Most Surprising Happy Endings.

My Dozen Here )
dangermousie: (Lobbyist hug by miss-dian)
Since Powerful Opponents made me think about drama endings. Now, we all know about those infamous ‘last minute unhappy endings’ which seem to be tacked on to inflict utmost misery (Glass Slippers’ infamous ending, I am looking at you) or those dramas which would pretty clearly end happily as are giggle-fest or unhappily, as they involve hot people with terminal illnesses.

But how about that rare yet delightful category of dramas: surprising happy endings. Not ones that could have gone either way (Smile Again, QSS) but ones you did not expect at all. Behind the cut are Dangermousie’s Top Dozen Most Surprising Happy Endings.

My Dozen Here )
dangermousie: (Lobbyist hug by miss-dian)
Since Powerful Opponents made me think about drama endings. Now, we all know about those infamous ‘last minute unhappy endings’ which seem to be tacked on to inflict utmost misery (Glass Slippers’ infamous ending, I am looking at you) or those dramas which would pretty clearly end happily as are giggle-fest or unhappily, as they involve hot people with terminal illnesses.

But how about that rare yet delightful category of dramas: surprising happy endings. Not ones that could have gone either way (Smile Again, QSS) but ones you did not expect at all. Behind the cut are Dangermousie’s Top Dozen Most Surprising Happy Endings.

My Dozen Here )
dangermousie: (Farscape: Chiana by icequeen3101)
I do not think there is any drama out there that can top the first meeting of the OTP in Bad Love for sheer WTF/o_O factor. Seriously. I've racked my brains and can't think of one.

I mean, Our Heroine first lays eyes on Our Hero when she (burdened with a heavy cello case) rushes to catch the elevator into which he and his current girlfriend have stepped into. So far, so normal, right? WRONG. Because the Hero and his gf have gotten into the elevator to visibly, clearly, and unmistakably engage in elevator sex (did I mention the elevator has glass doors?) They slam the door before she gets in and proceed to ride it up (in every sense of the word) as she looks on.

o_O

(See vid here).

Now, that's a first meeting you don't forget in a hurry. Though I do wonder how mentally damaged is our Heroine in the first place, as when she is yelling at them to hold the elevator, she is clearly seeing them all over each other in the elevator already. I mean, talk about tactless or spoilsport. I am sure she can wait a minute for the next elevator up. Does she really want to be stuck in an elevator with a pair of horny exhibitionists?

So, any other very WTF first meetings between Hero and Heroine? MISA is pretty awesome in that respect (he meets her, after she's been robbed, and eventually takes her to a bar where he sells her to a stipjoint owner) but Bad Love still trumps. And the delicious Capital Scandal, with her stealing his suitcase. But nothing like this.

Please give me WTF examples, I crave them... :)
dangermousie: (Farscape: Chiana by icequeen3101)
I do not think there is any drama out there that can top the first meeting of the OTP in Bad Love for sheer WTF/o_O factor. Seriously. I've racked my brains and can't think of one.

I mean, Our Heroine first lays eyes on Our Hero when she (burdened with a heavy cello case) rushes to catch the elevator into which he and his current girlfriend have stepped into. So far, so normal, right? WRONG. Because the Hero and his gf have gotten into the elevator to visibly, clearly, and unmistakably engage in elevator sex (did I mention the elevator has glass doors?) They slam the door before she gets in and proceed to ride it up (in every sense of the word) as she looks on.

o_O

(See vid here).

Now, that's a first meeting you don't forget in a hurry. Though I do wonder how mentally damaged is our Heroine in the first place, as when she is yelling at them to hold the elevator, she is clearly seeing them all over each other in the elevator already. I mean, talk about tactless or spoilsport. I am sure she can wait a minute for the next elevator up. Does she really want to be stuck in an elevator with a pair of horny exhibitionists?

So, any other very WTF first meetings between Hero and Heroine? MISA is pretty awesome in that respect (he meets her, after she's been robbed, and eventually takes her to a bar where he sells her to a stipjoint owner) but Bad Love still trumps. And the delicious Capital Scandal, with her stealing his suitcase. But nothing like this.

Please give me WTF examples, I crave them... :)
dangermousie: (Farscape: Chiana by icequeen3101)
I do not think there is any drama out there that can top the first meeting of the OTP in Bad Love for sheer WTF/o_O factor. Seriously. I've racked my brains and can't think of one.

I mean, Our Heroine first lays eyes on Our Hero when she (burdened with a heavy cello case) rushes to catch the elevator into which he and his current girlfriend have stepped into. So far, so normal, right? WRONG. Because the Hero and his gf have gotten into the elevator to visibly, clearly, and unmistakably engage in elevator sex (did I mention the elevator has glass doors?) They slam the door before she gets in and proceed to ride it up (in every sense of the word) as she looks on.

o_O

(See vid here).

Now, that's a first meeting you don't forget in a hurry. Though I do wonder how mentally damaged is our Heroine in the first place, as when she is yelling at them to hold the elevator, she is clearly seeing them all over each other in the elevator already. I mean, talk about tactless or spoilsport. I am sure she can wait a minute for the next elevator up. Does she really want to be stuck in an elevator with a pair of horny exhibitionists?

So, any other very WTF first meetings between Hero and Heroine? MISA is pretty awesome in that respect (he meets her, after she's been robbed, and eventually takes her to a bar where he sells her to a stipjoint owner) but Bad Love still trumps. And the delicious Capital Scandal, with her stealing his suitcase. But nothing like this.

Please give me WTF examples, I crave them... :)
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal by Fleur on soompi)
Is anyone watching Bad Love? It seems like one of those dramas I'd love. Love triangles, illegitimate angsty woobies, etc etc.

Our Heroine, a cellist, falls in love with Secondary Lead, a son-in-law of a tycoon, only to find out the man lied to her, and is married. That relationship obviously ends. Some time later, her paths cross with Our Hero (played by hunky Kwon Sang Woo), the half-brother of her previous boyfriend's wife. KSW is an artist with a lot of issues, a huge chunk stemming from his evil family and the fact that he is illegitimate and has been made to feel it all his life. Oh, and his first love dumped him in some horrifying manner I have not yet found out about.



The chances of hero and/or heroine dying in the snow/of cancer/by poison? Not so great, which is already a score.

Chances of manpain and tears? Exxxxxxcellent.

And just look at this gorgeous shippy MV:



Or this. Phew. It's elevator sex with KSW and his ex. Ohmymmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I didn't know kdramas could do this!

Behind cut )

And bed scene with heroine and secondary male lead )

MV )

Trailer for drama )


A note of warning: the subs seem to have stopped, as WITHS2 is having its 'put our foot down' moment and is saying it won't continue subbing until all of their hardsubs are removed from youtube/veoh/mysoju. Obviously their right and a fair request but in which case, I say 'good luck ever seeing WITHS2 subs again' as I doubt they can control the internet.

I am not unduly worried to existence of fansubbed kdramas in general as a new sub group will form if they go away for good (point in fact, a new group formed to sub Hong Gil Dong and Robbers. I was amused to note that suddenly WITHS2 came back to life and said that they will sub just those two without lifting the moratorium in general. LOL at the power politics), and in any event, a lot of kdramas get proper releases with subs. But, as relates to this drama: to be fair, I don't know if BL will be released with subs officially as I don't think it's a huge hit.

ETA: Apparently WITHS2 just released a huge amount of subs for their current dramas, Bad Love included, as an anniversary present. So now that this hurdle is over with, go watch! :)
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal by Fleur on soompi)
Is anyone watching Bad Love? It seems like one of those dramas I'd love. Love triangles, illegitimate angsty woobies, etc etc.

Our Heroine, a cellist, falls in love with Secondary Lead, a son-in-law of a tycoon, only to find out the man lied to her, and is married. That relationship obviously ends. Some time later, her paths cross with Our Hero (played by hunky Kwon Sang Woo), the half-brother of her previous boyfriend's wife. KSW is an artist with a lot of issues, a huge chunk stemming from his evil family and the fact that he is illegitimate and has been made to feel it all his life. Oh, and his first love dumped him in some horrifying manner I have not yet found out about.



The chances of hero and/or heroine dying in the snow/of cancer/by poison? Not so great, which is already a score.

Chances of manpain and tears? Exxxxxxcellent.

And just look at this gorgeous shippy MV:



Or this. Phew. It's elevator sex with KSW and his ex. Ohmymmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I didn't know kdramas could do this!

Behind cut )

And bed scene with heroine and secondary male lead )

MV )

Trailer for drama )


A note of warning: the subs seem to have stopped, as WITHS2 is having its 'put our foot down' moment and is saying it won't continue subbing until all of their hardsubs are removed from youtube/veoh/mysoju. Obviously their right and a fair request but in which case, I say 'good luck ever seeing WITHS2 subs again' as I doubt they can control the internet.

I am not unduly worried to existence of fansubbed kdramas in general as a new sub group will form if they go away for good (point in fact, a new group formed to sub Hong Gil Dong and Robbers. I was amused to note that suddenly WITHS2 came back to life and said that they will sub just those two without lifting the moratorium in general. LOL at the power politics), and in any event, a lot of kdramas get proper releases with subs. But, as relates to this drama: to be fair, I don't know if BL will be released with subs officially as I don't think it's a huge hit.

ETA: Apparently WITHS2 just released a huge amount of subs for their current dramas, Bad Love included, as an anniversary present. So now that this hurdle is over with, go watch! :)

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