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. lesbiassparrow
's posts amused me to no end when she watched it.
Have another delicious MV.