dangermousie: (Chuno - hottie Dae Gil by scanky-chops)


Got your attention now? Good.

Below is unspoilery for even ep 1, btw.

GUUUUUUUH

GUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH

And no, I don't just mean Jung Woo Sung's body.

This is amazing. Not surprising with that cast and Noh Hee Kyung writing, and yet I am still surprised. Padam Padam doesn't feel like a drama at all. It feels, looks, and flows like an indie movie. It's smart but it also makes me feel (perhaps too much - I need to safeguard my heart so I won't spend hours crying if/when something bad happens).



I've heard the reviews on this are mixed and I get that - if Me Too Flower marches to the beat of its own drummer, Padam Padam is marching to the beat of its own ginormous band. It makes me think of Jo In Sung's movie "Dirty Carnival," with some "Friend Our Legend" and "Mawang" dramas thrown in. But that is just me trying to find comparisons - Padam Padam is very much its own thing.



And honestly, this drama is worth checking out if for no other reason than the performances - Kim Bum continues to prove he stands out among the young actors (and he holds his own against Jung Woo Sung, which is something else). Han Ji Min is prickly, off-beat and real (and with marvelous chemistry with JWS). But the drama belongs to Jung Woo Sung and even if nothing else about Padam Padam grabs you, you simply must peek in to see the man showcase his incredible acting chops. This more than makes up for the horror of Athena (I will never forgive the makers for finally getting him to do a drama and then wasting all that power and charisma).

To reward you for reading this or tempt you to watch, have some more from the shower scene )

Hey, [livejournal.com profile] ockoala, are you watching this yet?

Bonus Kim Bum )
dangermousie: (Chuno - hottie Dae Gil by scanky-chops)


Got your attention now? Good.

Below is unspoilery for even ep 1, btw.

GUUUUUUUH

GUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH

And no, I don't just mean Jung Woo Sung's body.

This is amazing. Not surprising with that cast and Noh Hee Kyung writing, and yet I am still surprised. Padam Padam doesn't feel like a drama at all. It feels, looks, and flows like an indie movie. It's smart but it also makes me feel (perhaps too much - I need to safeguard my heart so I won't spend hours crying if/when something bad happens).



I've heard the reviews on this are mixed and I get that - if Me Too Flower marches to the beat of its own drummer, Padam Padam is marching to the beat of its own ginormous band. It makes me think of Jo In Sung's movie "Dirty Carnival," with some "Friend Our Legend" and "Mawang" dramas thrown in. But that is just me trying to find comparisons - Padam Padam is very much its own thing.



And honestly, this drama is worth checking out if for no other reason than the performances - Kim Bum continues to prove he stands out among the young actors (and he holds his own against Jung Woo Sung, which is something else). Han Ji Min is prickly, off-beat and real (and with marvelous chemistry with JWS). But the drama belongs to Jung Woo Sung and even if nothing else about Padam Padam grabs you, you simply must peek in to see the man showcase his incredible acting chops. This more than makes up for the horror of Athena (I will never forgive the makers for finally getting him to do a drama and then wasting all that power and charisma).

To reward you for reading this or tempt you to watch, have some more from the shower scene )

Hey, [livejournal.com profile] ockoala, are you watching this yet?

Bonus Kim Bum )
dangermousie: (Chuno - hottie Dae Gil by scanky-chops)


Got your attention now? Good.

Below is unspoilery for even ep 1, btw.

GUUUUUUUH

GUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH

And no, I don't just mean Jung Woo Sung's body.

This is amazing. Not surprising with that cast and Noh Hee Kyung writing, and yet I am still surprised. Padam Padam doesn't feel like a drama at all. It feels, looks, and flows like an indie movie. It's smart but it also makes me feel (perhaps too much - I need to safeguard my heart so I won't spend hours crying if/when something bad happens).



I've heard the reviews on this are mixed and I get that - if Me Too Flower marches to the beat of its own drummer, Padam Padam is marching to the beat of its own ginormous band. It makes me think of Jo In Sung's movie "Dirty Carnival," with some "Friend Our Legend" and "Mawang" dramas thrown in. But that is just me trying to find comparisons - Padam Padam is very much its own thing.



And honestly, this drama is worth checking out if for no other reason than the performances - Kim Bum continues to prove he stands out among the young actors (and he holds his own against Jung Woo Sung, which is something else). Han Ji Min is prickly, off-beat and real (and with marvelous chemistry with JWS). But the drama belongs to Jung Woo Sung and even if nothing else about Padam Padam grabs you, you simply must peek in to see the man showcase his incredible acting chops. This more than makes up for the horror of Athena (I will never forgive the makers for finally getting him to do a drama and then wasting all that power and charisma).

To reward you for reading this or tempt you to watch, have some more from the shower scene )

Hey, [livejournal.com profile] ockoala, are you watching this yet?

Bonus Kim Bum )
dangermousie: (Mary)
The always amazing Koala got her paws on some stills from the upcoming Love Rain, the new drama from the Four Seasons dramas' director, starring Jang Geun Seok (yay!) and Yoona (nay!). She has a bunch of pics and you should definitely check them out, but I couldn't resist posting at least one.



Oh my God. Having problems breathing now...

JGS does such bizarre things to himself, fashion and hair-wise, that I forget just how freaking breathtaking he is if he only takes a break and looks normal.

Seriously, I don't care if this turns out to be a drama about reincarnated half-siblings in love with each other, fighting amnesia about their terminal illness together.

I am in.

Though I just might need to be ressucitated after every episode.
dangermousie: (Mary)
The always amazing Koala got her paws on some stills from the upcoming Love Rain, the new drama from the Four Seasons dramas' director, starring Jang Geun Seok (yay!) and Yoona (nay!). She has a bunch of pics and you should definitely check them out, but I couldn't resist posting at least one.



Oh my God. Having problems breathing now...

JGS does such bizarre things to himself, fashion and hair-wise, that I forget just how freaking breathtaking he is if he only takes a break and looks normal.

Seriously, I don't care if this turns out to be a drama about reincarnated half-siblings in love with each other, fighting amnesia about their terminal illness together.

I am in.

Though I just might need to be ressucitated after every episode.
dangermousie: (Mary)
The always amazing Koala got her paws on some stills from the upcoming Love Rain, the new drama from the Four Seasons dramas' director, starring Jang Geun Seok (yay!) and Yoona (nay!). She has a bunch of pics and you should definitely check them out, but I couldn't resist posting at least one.



Oh my God. Having problems breathing now...

JGS does such bizarre things to himself, fashion and hair-wise, that I forget just how freaking breathtaking he is if he only takes a break and looks normal.

Seriously, I don't care if this turns out to be a drama about reincarnated half-siblings in love with each other, fighting amnesia about their terminal illness together.

I am in.

Though I just might need to be ressucitated after every episode.

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