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Jul. 25th, 2012 08:00 am
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I've been reading about Big's ending and LOL. LOL. I am so glad I dumped this at ep 8 (and only sorry I held on s long as I did). The ragey comments at dramabeans are super-entertaining.

I've loved my share of bad dramas but this wasn't even 'bad but entertaining in its badness' (a la Dr Jin) or 'bad but hitting my shippy kinks and caring' a la Myung Wol. I adored the latter and was very entertained by the former but Big was just one big, slogging, dull mess. Still, I expected a better ending than that. Oh, Hong Sisters! I used to love you so...

L-O-L

Jul. 25th, 2012 08:00 am
dangermousie: (Default)
I've been reading about Big's ending and LOL. LOL. I am so glad I dumped this at ep 8 (and only sorry I held on s long as I did). The ragey comments at dramabeans are super-entertaining.

I've loved my share of bad dramas but this wasn't even 'bad but entertaining in its badness' (a la Dr Jin) or 'bad but hitting my shippy kinks and caring' a la Myung Wol. I adored the latter and was very entertained by the former but Big was just one big, slogging, dull mess. Still, I expected a better ending than that. Oh, Hong Sisters! I used to love you so...

L-O-L

Jul. 25th, 2012 08:00 am
dangermousie: (Default)
I've been reading about Big's ending and LOL. LOL. I am so glad I dumped this at ep 8 (and only sorry I held on s long as I did). The ragey comments at dramabeans are super-entertaining.

I've loved my share of bad dramas but this wasn't even 'bad but entertaining in its badness' (a la Dr Jin) or 'bad but hitting my shippy kinks and caring' a la Myung Wol. I adored the latter and was very entertained by the former but Big was just one big, slogging, dull mess. Still, I expected a better ending than that. Oh, Hong Sisters! I used to love you so...
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Eleven episodes in and it's time to face the truth - when I spend 10 minutes watching each ep at extreme fast-forward and it still feels too long, it's time to quit. Life's too short, with too many other fun things to do.

I can't really pinpoint one huge glaring weakness in writing or acting - both are OK. The problem is that this is a character piece where none of the characters, their interactions or their dilemmas, interest or emotionally involve me one bit. So I am left with nothing. I mean, I don't care if an asteroid wipes out every character from Big tomorrow. And that's a bad sign, especially since there is no plot I am dying to follow despite lack of character investment.

Bye-bye, drama!
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Eleven episodes in and it's time to face the truth - when I spend 10 minutes watching each ep at extreme fast-forward and it still feels too long, it's time to quit. Life's too short, with too many other fun things to do.

I can't really pinpoint one huge glaring weakness in writing or acting - both are OK. The problem is that this is a character piece where none of the characters, their interactions or their dilemmas, interest or emotionally involve me one bit. So I am left with nothing. I mean, I don't care if an asteroid wipes out every character from Big tomorrow. And that's a bad sign, especially since there is no plot I am dying to follow despite lack of character investment.

Bye-bye, drama!
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Eleven episodes in and it's time to face the truth - when I spend 10 minutes watching each ep at extreme fast-forward and it still feels too long, it's time to quit. Life's too short, with too many other fun things to do.

I can't really pinpoint one huge glaring weakness in writing or acting - both are OK. The problem is that this is a character piece where none of the characters, their interactions or their dilemmas, interest or emotionally involve me one bit. So I am left with nothing. I mean, I don't care if an asteroid wipes out every character from Big tomorrow. And that's a bad sign, especially since there is no plot I am dying to follow despite lack of character investment.

Bye-bye, drama!
dangermousie: (IRIS by loubox)


Things I loved about ep 12 - seeing Yoon, who is such a pushover/lost boy with Maeri, be a harcore, lawyerly self with Colin. I love Maeri turning the tables with Yoon in the car, and the greater depth for Jang Rok and Min Sook. I am curious if my guess that Yi Soo's mother ran away from the family is correct (which would expect why she expects to be abandoned, why she was so OK with one-sided love, why she wants a house which nobody leaves). But above all, Do Jin/Yi Soo turned me into mush.

Caps of shippy perfection )

I am also all up on the latest eps of Big and Dr. Jin and am enjoying them both though without any desire to meta.
dangermousie: (IRIS by loubox)


Things I loved about ep 12 - seeing Yoon, who is such a pushover/lost boy with Maeri, be a harcore, lawyerly self with Colin. I love Maeri turning the tables with Yoon in the car, and the greater depth for Jang Rok and Min Sook. I am curious if my guess that Yi Soo's mother ran away from the family is correct (which would expect why she expects to be abandoned, why she was so OK with one-sided love, why she wants a house which nobody leaves). But above all, Do Jin/Yi Soo turned me into mush.

Caps of shippy perfection )

I am also all up on the latest eps of Big and Dr. Jin and am enjoying them both though without any desire to meta.
dangermousie: (IRIS by loubox)


Things I loved about ep 12 - seeing Yoon, who is such a pushover/lost boy with Maeri, be a harcore, lawyerly self with Colin. I love Maeri turning the tables with Yoon in the car, and the greater depth for Jang Rok and Min Sook. I am curious if my guess that Yi Soo's mother ran away from the family is correct (which would expect why she expects to be abandoned, why she was so OK with one-sided love, why she wants a house which nobody leaves). But above all, Do Jin/Yi Soo turned me into mush.

Caps of shippy perfection )

I am also all up on the latest eps of Big and Dr. Jin and am enjoying them both though without any desire to meta.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
So, who else was simultaneously swooning and heartbroken by last scene of ep 7? Daran is getting closer and closer to realizing she likes Kyung Joon and poor KJ - to be jealous of the face he wears :(








What I love most about Big is its quietly emotional vibe and the way I feel so much for the characters.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
So, who else was simultaneously swooning and heartbroken by last scene of ep 7? Daran is getting closer and closer to realizing she likes Kyung Joon and poor KJ - to be jealous of the face he wears :(








What I love most about Big is its quietly emotional vibe and the way I feel so much for the characters.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
So, who else was simultaneously swooning and heartbroken by last scene of ep 7? Daran is getting closer and closer to realizing she likes Kyung Joon and poor KJ - to be jealous of the face he wears :(








What I love most about Big is its quietly emotional vibe and the way I feel so much for the characters.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)


I have a confession to make - I was this close to ditching Big. There was nothing that particularly bothered me about it, but after ep 1, which I liked a lot, I stayed completely uninvolved - I didn't care what happened to Kyung Joon or Daran, I didn't see the chemistry, I had little interest where the story was going to go etc etc. It was like watching a nicely-done work that didn't resonate at all. I checked out this week's eps without much interest, thinking they were going to be my final good-bye to this show.

WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG LIES LIES LIES LIES!

I am in love with this week's episodes. I giggled, I sighed, I clapped, I swooned. It's like a switch flipped and I care - I somehow fell for Kyung Joon and Daran, separately and together - I see the chemistry now, I am madly curious what will happen and I am invested. My heart turns over every time Kyung Joon looks at Daran with those eyes. I swooned when he kissed her. I screamed when he walked out with her from the wedding. I cheered when Daran kicked out the horrid ex. All of a sudden, this drama got me by the heart (and made me a ridiculously rabid shipper for DR/KJ). It helps that this week's eps were the first ones I felt Gong Yoo was Kyung Joon we met in ep 1 or logical progression of and not some weird distortion and Daran was real. I AM SO IN LOVE NOW, YOU GUYS!!!! Some dramas take a bit to get going and Big seems to have been one of them because all I want now is the next episode. NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!!!
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)


I have a confession to make - I was this close to ditching Big. There was nothing that particularly bothered me about it, but after ep 1, which I liked a lot, I stayed completely uninvolved - I didn't care what happened to Kyung Joon or Daran, I didn't see the chemistry, I had little interest where the story was going to go etc etc. It was like watching a nicely-done work that didn't resonate at all. I checked out this week's eps without much interest, thinking they were going to be my final good-bye to this show.

WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG LIES LIES LIES LIES!

I am in love with this week's episodes. I giggled, I sighed, I clapped, I swooned. It's like a switch flipped and I care - I somehow fell for Kyung Joon and Daran, separately and together - I see the chemistry now, I am madly curious what will happen and I am invested. My heart turns over every time Kyung Joon looks at Daran with those eyes. I swooned when he kissed her. I screamed when he walked out with her from the wedding. I cheered when Daran kicked out the horrid ex. All of a sudden, this drama got me by the heart (and made me a ridiculously rabid shipper for DR/KJ). It helps that this week's eps were the first ones I felt Gong Yoo was Kyung Joon we met in ep 1 or logical progression of and not some weird distortion and Daran was real. I AM SO IN LOVE NOW, YOU GUYS!!!! Some dramas take a bit to get going and Big seems to have been one of them because all I want now is the next episode. NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!!!
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)


I have a confession to make - I was this close to ditching Big. There was nothing that particularly bothered me about it, but after ep 1, which I liked a lot, I stayed completely uninvolved - I didn't care what happened to Kyung Joon or Daran, I didn't see the chemistry, I had little interest where the story was going to go etc etc. It was like watching a nicely-done work that didn't resonate at all. I checked out this week's eps without much interest, thinking they were going to be my final good-bye to this show.

WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG LIES LIES LIES LIES!

I am in love with this week's episodes. I giggled, I sighed, I clapped, I swooned. It's like a switch flipped and I care - I somehow fell for Kyung Joon and Daran, separately and together - I see the chemistry now, I am madly curious what will happen and I am invested. My heart turns over every time Kyung Joon looks at Daran with those eyes. I swooned when he kissed her. I screamed when he walked out with her from the wedding. I cheered when Daran kicked out the horrid ex. All of a sudden, this drama got me by the heart (and made me a ridiculously rabid shipper for DR/KJ). It helps that this week's eps were the first ones I felt Gong Yoo was Kyung Joon we met in ep 1 or logical progression of and not some weird distortion and Daran was real. I AM SO IN LOVE NOW, YOU GUYS!!!! Some dramas take a bit to get going and Big seems to have been one of them because all I want now is the next episode. NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!!!
dangermousie: (Koizora: made by me)



Big is all sorts of cute (and miles better than the shrill horror that was Best Love) and makes me giggle but I am left emotionally uninvolved. Perhaps it's that while I liked Daran/Kyung Joon, I don't go for Daran/KJ in YJ's body at all. I don't think the leads have much chemistry, but also, this is just not the vibe I get - it's more of a 'he's a lonely boy who needs a family and she'd be a great older sister.' I am not feeling more from either of them and that's a bit of a problem.
dangermousie: (Koizora: made by me)



Big is all sorts of cute (and miles better than the shrill horror that was Best Love) and makes me giggle but I am left emotionally uninvolved. Perhaps it's that while I liked Daran/Kyung Joon, I don't go for Daran/KJ in YJ's body at all. I don't think the leads have much chemistry, but also, this is just not the vibe I get - it's more of a 'he's a lonely boy who needs a family and she'd be a great older sister.' I am not feeling more from either of them and that's a bit of a problem.
dangermousie: (Koizora: made by me)



Big is all sorts of cute (and miles better than the shrill horror that was Best Love) and makes me giggle but I am left emotionally uninvolved. Perhaps it's that while I liked Daran/Kyung Joon, I don't go for Daran/KJ in YJ's body at all. I don't think the leads have much chemistry, but also, this is just not the vibe I get - it's more of a 'he's a lonely boy who needs a family and she'd be a great older sister.' I am not feeling more from either of them and that's a bit of a problem.
dangermousie: (Firefly: Mal/Inara dance by pepperlandgi)
Is it me, or has LJ been kinda dead lately? Is everyone off to tumblr? It's kinda sad, because even though I suppose I can always get my own tumblr, I loved the conversations that used to happen and tumblr isn't much on conversations - pretty caps and gifs, sure, meta, not so much. Boooo!

Surprisingly, the second ep of Big continued to be charming. And I definitely ship Kyung Joon in Young Jae's body with Lee Min Jung. I mean:





Also, this from preview:



Not related to either of the above, but The Proclaimers' "Im gonna be (500 miles)" always cheers me up:

dangermousie: (Firefly: Mal/Inara dance by pepperlandgi)
Is it me, or has LJ been kinda dead lately? Is everyone off to tumblr? It's kinda sad, because even though I suppose I can always get my own tumblr, I loved the conversations that used to happen and tumblr isn't much on conversations - pretty caps and gifs, sure, meta, not so much. Boooo!

Surprisingly, the second ep of Big continued to be charming. And I definitely ship Kyung Joon in Young Jae's body with Lee Min Jung. I mean:





Also, this from preview:



Not related to either of the above, but The Proclaimers' "Im gonna be (500 miles)" always cheers me up:

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