dangermousie: (HXM2 by kycoo)


I was browsing Doremii's upcoming projects list to see if there was anything I should be keeping my eye on and found out that An Xiang (i.e. Dark Fragrance) is on their 'on-coming projects' list.

!!!!!

The reason for my obsessive excitement is simple - An Xiang's leading man is Huang Xiaoming, my biggest Mainland crush (together with Hu Ge and Yuan Hong, it's sort of a hormonal trinity of mine :P). But being Mainland, any of his dramas are freaking hard to find subbed.

Not to mention that even if not for HXM factor, the plot of this sounds so ridiculously my thing, it's insane: The story centers around Cheng Yuan (HXM), the fourth generation heir to the rich and powerful Cheng family based in Southeast Asia. After pursuing studies in the United States, Yuan is on his way back home to attend his father's funeral and to make plans for his own marriage, when he meets a couple of Chinese travelers. The man, Li Ke Jin, is wrongly arrested for possession of marijuana, and the woman, Wu Yue, pleads with Yuan to save him. Already deep in the chaos and conflicts of his family and the future of their empire following the death of his father, Yuan agrees under some conditions. He will help Wu Yue free Li Ke Jin if she helps him avoid marriage by pretending to be his girlfriend. However, as the two play the happy couple, Wu Yue becomes a target for the feuding family and two things are propelled into danger... their hearts and their lives.

I mean! Fake lovers who fall in love for real. Be still my heart!

If you are not convinced yet by my excitement, I dare you to defy the adorableness of this MV:



What with this, Hu Ge's Bitter Coffee, and Coming Lies (a drama where Dylan Kuo is a conman conned out of his heart by Terri Kwan and the subs for which I have been searching everywhere for years) all on their upcoming list, doremii is my favorite subbing group atm.

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] kycoo, weren't you watching this last year? *off to browse your LJ*
dangermousie: (HXM2 by kycoo)


I was browsing Doremii's upcoming projects list to see if there was anything I should be keeping my eye on and found out that An Xiang (i.e. Dark Fragrance) is on their 'on-coming projects' list.

!!!!!

The reason for my obsessive excitement is simple - An Xiang's leading man is Huang Xiaoming, my biggest Mainland crush (together with Hu Ge and Yuan Hong, it's sort of a hormonal trinity of mine :P). But being Mainland, any of his dramas are freaking hard to find subbed.

Not to mention that even if not for HXM factor, the plot of this sounds so ridiculously my thing, it's insane: The story centers around Cheng Yuan (HXM), the fourth generation heir to the rich and powerful Cheng family based in Southeast Asia. After pursuing studies in the United States, Yuan is on his way back home to attend his father's funeral and to make plans for his own marriage, when he meets a couple of Chinese travelers. The man, Li Ke Jin, is wrongly arrested for possession of marijuana, and the woman, Wu Yue, pleads with Yuan to save him. Already deep in the chaos and conflicts of his family and the future of their empire following the death of his father, Yuan agrees under some conditions. He will help Wu Yue free Li Ke Jin if she helps him avoid marriage by pretending to be his girlfriend. However, as the two play the happy couple, Wu Yue becomes a target for the feuding family and two things are propelled into danger... their hearts and their lives.

I mean! Fake lovers who fall in love for real. Be still my heart!

If you are not convinced yet by my excitement, I dare you to defy the adorableness of this MV:



What with this, Hu Ge's Bitter Coffee, and Coming Lies (a drama where Dylan Kuo is a conman conned out of his heart by Terri Kwan and the subs for which I have been searching everywhere for years) all on their upcoming list, doremii is my favorite subbing group atm.

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] kycoo, weren't you watching this last year? *off to browse your LJ*
dangermousie: (HXM2 by kycoo)


I was browsing Doremii's upcoming projects list to see if there was anything I should be keeping my eye on and found out that An Xiang (i.e. Dark Fragrance) is on their 'on-coming projects' list.

!!!!!

The reason for my obsessive excitement is simple - An Xiang's leading man is Huang Xiaoming, my biggest Mainland crush (together with Hu Ge and Yuan Hong, it's sort of a hormonal trinity of mine :P). But being Mainland, any of his dramas are freaking hard to find subbed.

Not to mention that even if not for HXM factor, the plot of this sounds so ridiculously my thing, it's insane: The story centers around Cheng Yuan (HXM), the fourth generation heir to the rich and powerful Cheng family based in Southeast Asia. After pursuing studies in the United States, Yuan is on his way back home to attend his father's funeral and to make plans for his own marriage, when he meets a couple of Chinese travelers. The man, Li Ke Jin, is wrongly arrested for possession of marijuana, and the woman, Wu Yue, pleads with Yuan to save him. Already deep in the chaos and conflicts of his family and the future of their empire following the death of his father, Yuan agrees under some conditions. He will help Wu Yue free Li Ke Jin if she helps him avoid marriage by pretending to be his girlfriend. However, as the two play the happy couple, Wu Yue becomes a target for the feuding family and two things are propelled into danger... their hearts and their lives.

I mean! Fake lovers who fall in love for real. Be still my heart!

If you are not convinced yet by my excitement, I dare you to defy the adorableness of this MV:



What with this, Hu Ge's Bitter Coffee, and Coming Lies (a drama where Dylan Kuo is a conman conned out of his heart by Terri Kwan and the subs for which I have been searching everywhere for years) all on their upcoming list, doremii is my favorite subbing group atm.

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] kycoo, weren't you watching this last year? *off to browse your LJ*
dangermousie: (Mike He tattoo by scottishlass)
Oh glee-est glee that ever lived. Not only is the first ep subs are out for Marry Me, but [livejournal.com profile] lainemma is going to be subbing The Outsiders 2 shortly and agreed to sub Coming Lies after her current roster is done. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I am going to have a Mike He and Dylan Kuo extravaganzas.

Now back to Jumong.



Isn’t this the cutest thing ever? It’s Top (l-r): Jumong, Sosuhno, Bottom (l-r): Haemosu, Yongpo, Daeso.

I am in the middle of ep 8 and lots of things happened (these things move fast): Jumong being stripped (only of his title, alas) and driven out of the palace, Jumong finding work with the local ganglord and saving Sosunho in the process. Jumong hiding in underground prison and living with Haemosu who undertakes to train him. Lots.

Jumong’s character arc continues to progress gradually but quickly and believably. He’s metamorphosed from weakling to a young man of grit who is still unsure on his feet at times, but someone I now like and respect. He is still not as awesome as his Daddy Haemosu, but he is at the stage where I can see Haemosu-surpassage in his future. Actually, this drama does something pretty rare for its character arc, IMO. There are two ways these stories of period heroes go: someone overcoming a horrible childhood through guts or someone growing up and transforming from spoiled brat. Damo goes for the former (and so will BYJ’s ‘Legend’ if the promos are accurate) and in a way, this is the more appealing pattern. Overcoming adversity etc etc. But Jumong goes for the latter and it’s a tricky thing to pull off but it manages. In large part thanks to the fact that it views him as a brat when he is a brat, and in large part because of Song Il-Gook.

I have to say that Song Il-Gook is amazing. Sure, he is gorgeous and charismatic, but that is not what I am talking about: ultimately, the actor playing Jumong has to be really good. Not only is the drama all about him, but there is this complicated character arc, and SIG is believable as a spoiled weakling, and through every step of the process of someone finding his spine and his ‘manhood’ (for lack of a better term) and (if the clips I’ve seen are representative) a full-fledged but still very human and understandable hero. He always comes across as real. And such expressive eyes! (e.g. the scene where he is hungry and looking at the food place. I felt a bit hungry myself just looking).

Rambles on drama, spoilers through ep 8 )
dangermousie: (Mike He tattoo by scottishlass)
Oh glee-est glee that ever lived. Not only is the first ep subs are out for Marry Me, but [livejournal.com profile] lainemma is going to be subbing The Outsiders 2 shortly and agreed to sub Coming Lies after her current roster is done. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I am going to have a Mike He and Dylan Kuo extravaganzas.

Now back to Jumong.



Isn’t this the cutest thing ever? It’s Top (l-r): Jumong, Sosuhno, Bottom (l-r): Haemosu, Yongpo, Daeso.

I am in the middle of ep 8 and lots of things happened (these things move fast): Jumong being stripped (only of his title, alas) and driven out of the palace, Jumong finding work with the local ganglord and saving Sosunho in the process. Jumong hiding in underground prison and living with Haemosu who undertakes to train him. Lots.

Jumong’s character arc continues to progress gradually but quickly and believably. He’s metamorphosed from weakling to a young man of grit who is still unsure on his feet at times, but someone I now like and respect. He is still not as awesome as his Daddy Haemosu, but he is at the stage where I can see Haemosu-surpassage in his future. Actually, this drama does something pretty rare for its character arc, IMO. There are two ways these stories of period heroes go: someone overcoming a horrible childhood through guts or someone growing up and transforming from spoiled brat. Damo goes for the former (and so will BYJ’s ‘Legend’ if the promos are accurate) and in a way, this is the more appealing pattern. Overcoming adversity etc etc. But Jumong goes for the latter and it’s a tricky thing to pull off but it manages. In large part thanks to the fact that it views him as a brat when he is a brat, and in large part because of Song Il-Gook.

I have to say that Song Il-Gook is amazing. Sure, he is gorgeous and charismatic, but that is not what I am talking about: ultimately, the actor playing Jumong has to be really good. Not only is the drama all about him, but there is this complicated character arc, and SIG is believable as a spoiled weakling, and through every step of the process of someone finding his spine and his ‘manhood’ (for lack of a better term) and (if the clips I’ve seen are representative) a full-fledged but still very human and understandable hero. He always comes across as real. And such expressive eyes! (e.g. the scene where he is hungry and looking at the food place. I felt a bit hungry myself just looking).

Rambles on drama, spoilers through ep 8 )
dangermousie: (Mike He tattoo by scottishlass)
Oh glee-est glee that ever lived. Not only is the first ep subs are out for Marry Me, but [livejournal.com profile] lainemma is going to be subbing The Outsiders 2 shortly and agreed to sub Coming Lies after her current roster is done. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I am going to have a Mike He and Dylan Kuo extravaganzas.

Now back to Jumong.



Isn’t this the cutest thing ever? It’s Top (l-r): Jumong, Sosuhno, Bottom (l-r): Haemosu, Yongpo, Daeso.

I am in the middle of ep 8 and lots of things happened (these things move fast): Jumong being stripped (only of his title, alas) and driven out of the palace, Jumong finding work with the local ganglord and saving Sosunho in the process. Jumong hiding in underground prison and living with Haemosu who undertakes to train him. Lots.

Jumong’s character arc continues to progress gradually but quickly and believably. He’s metamorphosed from weakling to a young man of grit who is still unsure on his feet at times, but someone I now like and respect. He is still not as awesome as his Daddy Haemosu, but he is at the stage where I can see Haemosu-surpassage in his future. Actually, this drama does something pretty rare for its character arc, IMO. There are two ways these stories of period heroes go: someone overcoming a horrible childhood through guts or someone growing up and transforming from spoiled brat. Damo goes for the former (and so will BYJ’s ‘Legend’ if the promos are accurate) and in a way, this is the more appealing pattern. Overcoming adversity etc etc. But Jumong goes for the latter and it’s a tricky thing to pull off but it manages. In large part thanks to the fact that it views him as a brat when he is a brat, and in large part because of Song Il-Gook.

I have to say that Song Il-Gook is amazing. Sure, he is gorgeous and charismatic, but that is not what I am talking about: ultimately, the actor playing Jumong has to be really good. Not only is the drama all about him, but there is this complicated character arc, and SIG is believable as a spoiled weakling, and through every step of the process of someone finding his spine and his ‘manhood’ (for lack of a better term) and (if the clips I’ve seen are representative) a full-fledged but still very human and understandable hero. He always comes across as real. And such expressive eyes! (e.g. the scene where he is hungry and looking at the food place. I felt a bit hungry myself just looking).

Rambles on drama, spoilers through ep 8 )
dangermousie: (DGCH by syliasyliasylia)
Yes, I promise to reply to every reply left in lj by the end of today. But first things first ;)

My impulse buy, the mysterious Taiwanese drama with Dylan Kuo, turned out to be a good thing, like impulse buys sometimes are. I ended up watching first episode on the train ride home last night and eeeeee! LOVE. I am not having too much trouble following the plot despite the lack of subs, either, because I found a synopsis ;)



I found out that it is called Coming Lies or Stealing Day and also stars Sammo Hung and Terri Kwan. And the plot? Is so one of my total kinks. Think Kurosagi/Liar Game only as light and romantic. A con-man being romantically conned by his own heart is about the best thing there is :)

Our protagonist, played by Dylan Kuo, has been trained to be professional high-stakes swindler since he was first found wondering the streets without name or family at the age of six by the renown older swindler played by Sammo Hung. Now, twenty years later, Cash (as he is known) is very very good indeed at his job, working with a steady team consisting of himself, his ‘Dad,’ a spunky female character whose name I am not clear on but who will have an OTP with the fourth member of the team, their tech support guy.

He can trick men and women (especially women :P) who have too much anyway quite easily, his lifestyle is quite nice, and the team comprises a family, however odd. However, one evening, while going home, he meets the adorable, spunky, poor, and oh-so-utterly-uninterested-in-his-killer-looks heroine, played by Terri Kwan. Tarri is the illegimate daughter of a rich man who refuses to acknowledge her, so she spends her life doing millions of odd jobs. Cash (who is always just a little too naïve for the game, despite his technical proficiency) is not only smitten at first sight, he is also touched, and decides to help her out.

Little does he know that this is actually a trap, and he is actually the mark. Can love make a crook go straight? Can two con-artists genuinely fall for each other? Seeing that this is a fluffy, delicious Taiwanese drama, I am betting the answer is yes.

There are gorgeous men and women, dressed to the nines. There is secret family history, and fighting, and heists, and kissing in the rain. There is the girl faltering in her plan as she falls for the guy she is supposed to trick. There is the trickster guy giving up all his secrets for the girl he loves. There is fun, and cool design, and to top it off, a smidgeon of angst. And a happy ending. Seriously, it was already worth the money: I actually found a story where Dylan Kuo doesn’t die or angst horribly throughout.

I love my new GOMplayer as it allows much better, quicker screencaps. Here are caps from ep 1:

Cuteness behind cut )
dangermousie: (DGCH by syliasyliasylia)
Yes, I promise to reply to every reply left in lj by the end of today. But first things first ;)

My impulse buy, the mysterious Taiwanese drama with Dylan Kuo, turned out to be a good thing, like impulse buys sometimes are. I ended up watching first episode on the train ride home last night and eeeeee! LOVE. I am not having too much trouble following the plot despite the lack of subs, either, because I found a synopsis ;)



I found out that it is called Coming Lies or Stealing Day and also stars Sammo Hung and Terri Kwan. And the plot? Is so one of my total kinks. Think Kurosagi/Liar Game only as light and romantic. A con-man being romantically conned by his own heart is about the best thing there is :)

Our protagonist, played by Dylan Kuo, has been trained to be professional high-stakes swindler since he was first found wondering the streets without name or family at the age of six by the renown older swindler played by Sammo Hung. Now, twenty years later, Cash (as he is known) is very very good indeed at his job, working with a steady team consisting of himself, his ‘Dad,’ a spunky female character whose name I am not clear on but who will have an OTP with the fourth member of the team, their tech support guy.

He can trick men and women (especially women :P) who have too much anyway quite easily, his lifestyle is quite nice, and the team comprises a family, however odd. However, one evening, while going home, he meets the adorable, spunky, poor, and oh-so-utterly-uninterested-in-his-killer-looks heroine, played by Terri Kwan. Tarri is the illegimate daughter of a rich man who refuses to acknowledge her, so she spends her life doing millions of odd jobs. Cash (who is always just a little too naïve for the game, despite his technical proficiency) is not only smitten at first sight, he is also touched, and decides to help her out.

Little does he know that this is actually a trap, and he is actually the mark. Can love make a crook go straight? Can two con-artists genuinely fall for each other? Seeing that this is a fluffy, delicious Taiwanese drama, I am betting the answer is yes.

There are gorgeous men and women, dressed to the nines. There is secret family history, and fighting, and heists, and kissing in the rain. There is the girl faltering in her plan as she falls for the guy she is supposed to trick. There is the trickster guy giving up all his secrets for the girl he loves. There is fun, and cool design, and to top it off, a smidgeon of angst. And a happy ending. Seriously, it was already worth the money: I actually found a story where Dylan Kuo doesn’t die or angst horribly throughout.

I love my new GOMplayer as it allows much better, quicker screencaps. Here are caps from ep 1:

Cuteness behind cut )
dangermousie: (DGCH by syliasyliasylia)
Yes, I promise to reply to every reply left in lj by the end of today. But first things first ;)

My impulse buy, the mysterious Taiwanese drama with Dylan Kuo, turned out to be a good thing, like impulse buys sometimes are. I ended up watching first episode on the train ride home last night and eeeeee! LOVE. I am not having too much trouble following the plot despite the lack of subs, either, because I found a synopsis ;)



I found out that it is called Coming Lies or Stealing Day and also stars Sammo Hung and Terri Kwan. And the plot? Is so one of my total kinks. Think Kurosagi/Liar Game only as light and romantic. A con-man being romantically conned by his own heart is about the best thing there is :)

Our protagonist, played by Dylan Kuo, has been trained to be professional high-stakes swindler since he was first found wondering the streets without name or family at the age of six by the renown older swindler played by Sammo Hung. Now, twenty years later, Cash (as he is known) is very very good indeed at his job, working with a steady team consisting of himself, his ‘Dad,’ a spunky female character whose name I am not clear on but who will have an OTP with the fourth member of the team, their tech support guy.

He can trick men and women (especially women :P) who have too much anyway quite easily, his lifestyle is quite nice, and the team comprises a family, however odd. However, one evening, while going home, he meets the adorable, spunky, poor, and oh-so-utterly-uninterested-in-his-killer-looks heroine, played by Terri Kwan. Tarri is the illegimate daughter of a rich man who refuses to acknowledge her, so she spends her life doing millions of odd jobs. Cash (who is always just a little too naïve for the game, despite his technical proficiency) is not only smitten at first sight, he is also touched, and decides to help her out.

Little does he know that this is actually a trap, and he is actually the mark. Can love make a crook go straight? Can two con-artists genuinely fall for each other? Seeing that this is a fluffy, delicious Taiwanese drama, I am betting the answer is yes.

There are gorgeous men and women, dressed to the nines. There is secret family history, and fighting, and heists, and kissing in the rain. There is the girl faltering in her plan as she falls for the guy she is supposed to trick. There is the trickster guy giving up all his secrets for the girl he loves. There is fun, and cool design, and to top it off, a smidgeon of angst. And a happy ending. Seriously, it was already worth the money: I actually found a story where Dylan Kuo doesn’t die or angst horribly throughout.

I love my new GOMplayer as it allows much better, quicker screencaps. Here are caps from ep 1:

Cuteness behind cut )

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