dangermousie: (Chuno - bride)
Instead of catching up on my ginormous backlog, I have been rewatching parts of Personal Taste ep 10 and taking come caps. I am not even in the mood to watch anything else, no matter how good. I just want to wallow in PT.



I am obsessed with this drama. OBSESSED. It is definitely my drama of the spring season to me - by now I have achieved this absolute emotional immersion that is my goal in drama watching but doesn't happen all too often. I get incoherent, I get giddy, and rageful, and happy, and sniffly. Perfect, perfect.

Especially ep 10 which was such an emotional hothouse - yes, I love dramas because they turn me into an emotional vampire. MMMMM.

Some thoughts and caps of ep 10 )

Of course, all this rewatching forced me to confront the fact that I will never get through my backlog - i.e. there is no way I can keep up with 8 airing dramas. It's not doable, especially since Kimura's Moon Lovers (Tsuki no Koibito) starts next week and there is no way in hell I am not following that one as it airs. Nine airing dramas? No way.

So some major pruning is occurring:

Keeping for Weekly Viewing:

Personal Taste; Prosecutor Princess; Sunao No Narenakute - These three dramas I am obsessed about. I am not giving them up for anything.

Oh My Lady - OML is easy to keep up with since I skip all the scenes not involving the OTP or the cute kids. I am not as in love with it as I am with the three up top but it's fun.

Keeping, Maybe:

Yankee-kut to Megane-chan - subs for this are irregular so I am considering just waiting until it's done. But will see.

Dropping:

Down with Love - let's face it, I am 10 eps behind, the drama is almost done, I might as well wait until it's all done and marathon. Especially since I prefer downloadable subs to viikii ones for this so I can ff through parts that do not interest me and those subs are rather behind so it will be a while until they will be completed.

Dong Yi: - I am 6 or 8 eps behind (depending on whether you count raws or subbed). I might as well give up for now. Once the spring drama season is over, I can catch up and DY is so long that it will still be running then and once I catch up, I can just join the weekly watching again.

Cinderella Unni: I am less than 3 eps behind which is nothing but I don't want to catch up. All the main characters seem to have become permanent residents of Miseryville which wears down on one after a while. I have made a discovery that while I can watch most other genres as airing dramas, I cannot do it with melodramas. I prefer to have all my angst-emo-melo in one big, controlled by me, gulp and not in weekly dribs and drabs (see Will It Snow at Xmas, another excellent melodrama, that I tried to follow as it aired, had to give up, but really enjoyed marathonning after). So I'll catch up with CU once it's done.
dangermousie: (Chuno - bride)
Instead of catching up on my ginormous backlog, I have been rewatching parts of Personal Taste ep 10 and taking come caps. I am not even in the mood to watch anything else, no matter how good. I just want to wallow in PT.



I am obsessed with this drama. OBSESSED. It is definitely my drama of the spring season to me - by now I have achieved this absolute emotional immersion that is my goal in drama watching but doesn't happen all too often. I get incoherent, I get giddy, and rageful, and happy, and sniffly. Perfect, perfect.

Especially ep 10 which was such an emotional hothouse - yes, I love dramas because they turn me into an emotional vampire. MMMMM.

Some thoughts and caps of ep 10 )

Of course, all this rewatching forced me to confront the fact that I will never get through my backlog - i.e. there is no way I can keep up with 8 airing dramas. It's not doable, especially since Kimura's Moon Lovers (Tsuki no Koibito) starts next week and there is no way in hell I am not following that one as it airs. Nine airing dramas? No way.

So some major pruning is occurring:

Keeping for Weekly Viewing:

Personal Taste; Prosecutor Princess; Sunao No Narenakute - These three dramas I am obsessed about. I am not giving them up for anything.

Oh My Lady - OML is easy to keep up with since I skip all the scenes not involving the OTP or the cute kids. I am not as in love with it as I am with the three up top but it's fun.

Keeping, Maybe:

Yankee-kut to Megane-chan - subs for this are irregular so I am considering just waiting until it's done. But will see.

Dropping:

Down with Love - let's face it, I am 10 eps behind, the drama is almost done, I might as well wait until it's all done and marathon. Especially since I prefer downloadable subs to viikii ones for this so I can ff through parts that do not interest me and those subs are rather behind so it will be a while until they will be completed.

Dong Yi: - I am 6 or 8 eps behind (depending on whether you count raws or subbed). I might as well give up for now. Once the spring drama season is over, I can catch up and DY is so long that it will still be running then and once I catch up, I can just join the weekly watching again.

Cinderella Unni: I am less than 3 eps behind which is nothing but I don't want to catch up. All the main characters seem to have become permanent residents of Miseryville which wears down on one after a while. I have made a discovery that while I can watch most other genres as airing dramas, I cannot do it with melodramas. I prefer to have all my angst-emo-melo in one big, controlled by me, gulp and not in weekly dribs and drabs (see Will It Snow at Xmas, another excellent melodrama, that I tried to follow as it aired, had to give up, but really enjoyed marathonning after). So I'll catch up with CU once it's done.
dangermousie: (Chuno - bride)
Instead of catching up on my ginormous backlog, I have been rewatching parts of Personal Taste ep 10 and taking come caps. I am not even in the mood to watch anything else, no matter how good. I just want to wallow in PT.



I am obsessed with this drama. OBSESSED. It is definitely my drama of the spring season to me - by now I have achieved this absolute emotional immersion that is my goal in drama watching but doesn't happen all too often. I get incoherent, I get giddy, and rageful, and happy, and sniffly. Perfect, perfect.

Especially ep 10 which was such an emotional hothouse - yes, I love dramas because they turn me into an emotional vampire. MMMMM.

Some thoughts and caps of ep 10 )

Of course, all this rewatching forced me to confront the fact that I will never get through my backlog - i.e. there is no way I can keep up with 8 airing dramas. It's not doable, especially since Kimura's Moon Lovers (Tsuki no Koibito) starts next week and there is no way in hell I am not following that one as it airs. Nine airing dramas? No way.

So some major pruning is occurring:

Keeping for Weekly Viewing:

Personal Taste; Prosecutor Princess; Sunao No Narenakute - These three dramas I am obsessed about. I am not giving them up for anything.

Oh My Lady - OML is easy to keep up with since I skip all the scenes not involving the OTP or the cute kids. I am not as in love with it as I am with the three up top but it's fun.

Keeping, Maybe:

Yankee-kut to Megane-chan - subs for this are irregular so I am considering just waiting until it's done. But will see.

Dropping:

Down with Love - let's face it, I am 10 eps behind, the drama is almost done, I might as well wait until it's all done and marathon. Especially since I prefer downloadable subs to viikii ones for this so I can ff through parts that do not interest me and those subs are rather behind so it will be a while until they will be completed.

Dong Yi: - I am 6 or 8 eps behind (depending on whether you count raws or subbed). I might as well give up for now. Once the spring drama season is over, I can catch up and DY is so long that it will still be running then and once I catch up, I can just join the weekly watching again.

Cinderella Unni: I am less than 3 eps behind which is nothing but I don't want to catch up. All the main characters seem to have become permanent residents of Miseryville which wears down on one after a while. I have made a discovery that while I can watch most other genres as airing dramas, I cannot do it with melodramas. I prefer to have all my angst-emo-melo in one big, controlled by me, gulp and not in weekly dribs and drabs (see Will It Snow at Xmas, another excellent melodrama, that I tried to follow as it aired, had to give up, but really enjoyed marathonning after). So I'll catch up with CU once it's done.
dangermousie: (Meteor Garden: OTP by alexandral)
After a bit of past discussion about interesting v. likeable characters (I can deal with a drama that has no latter but not with a drama lacking in former), I decided to make a list of interesting/likeable characters for all the dramas I am following. Some are one but not the other, some are both.

Cinderella Unni
Likeable: Jung Woo, Daesung
Interesting: Eun Jo, Ki Hoon, Hyo Sun, Kang Sook
Irritated/Bored By: Nobody

Dong Yi
Likeable: Dong Yi, King Sukjong, Chun Soo, Heebin
Interesting: Dong Yi, King Sukjong, Chun Soo, Heebin
Irritated/Bored By: Nobody

Down With Love
Likeable: Yu Ping, Yang Guo, Yang Duo, the kids
Interesting: Yu Ping, Yang Guo, Yang Duo, the kids, Ke Zhong
Irritated/Bored By: Hui Fan, Yang Guo's father

Oh My Lady
Likeable: Gae Hwa, Min Woo, Ye Eun, Min Ji
Interesting: Gae Hwa, Min Woo, Ye Eun
Irritated/Bored By: Yoora, MW's manager, GH's ex, Director and his wife (boooooring!)

Personal Taste
Likeable: Ji Woo, Gae In
Interesting: Ji Woo, Gae In, Director
Irritated/Bored By: Orange Haired Girl, Boybander Coworker, Ex-bf, ex-friend, ex-bf's Dad. Basically anyone who is not JW or GI.

Prosecutor Princess
Likeable: Hyeri, In Woo, Se Joon, Lady Prosecutor
Interesting: Hyeri, In Woo, Se Joon, Lady Prosecutor, Jenny, Hyeri's parents
Irritated/Bored By: Nobody

Sunao No Narenakute
Likeable: Haru, Peach, Nakaji, Linda, Doctor
Interesting: Haru, Peach, Nakaji, Linda, Doctor, Nakaji's squeeze, Haru's mother, brother, and student, Doctor's sister, Linda's Boss
Irritated/Bored By: Nobody

Yankee kun to Megane chan
Likeable: Daichi, Hana
Interesting: Daichi, Hana
Bored By: Nobody
dangermousie: (Meteor Garden: OTP by alexandral)
After a bit of past discussion about interesting v. likeable characters (I can deal with a drama that has no latter but not with a drama lacking in former), I decided to make a list of interesting/likeable characters for all the dramas I am following. Some are one but not the other, some are both.

Cinderella Unni
Likeable: Jung Woo, Daesung
Interesting: Eun Jo, Ki Hoon, Hyo Sun, Kang Sook
Irritated/Bored By: Nobody

Dong Yi
Likeable: Dong Yi, King Sukjong, Chun Soo, Heebin
Interesting: Dong Yi, King Sukjong, Chun Soo, Heebin
Irritated/Bored By: Nobody

Down With Love
Likeable: Yu Ping, Yang Guo, Yang Duo, the kids
Interesting: Yu Ping, Yang Guo, Yang Duo, the kids, Ke Zhong
Irritated/Bored By: Hui Fan, Yang Guo's father

Oh My Lady
Likeable: Gae Hwa, Min Woo, Ye Eun, Min Ji
Interesting: Gae Hwa, Min Woo, Ye Eun
Irritated/Bored By: Yoora, MW's manager, GH's ex, Director and his wife (boooooring!)

Personal Taste
Likeable: Ji Woo, Gae In
Interesting: Ji Woo, Gae In, Director
Irritated/Bored By: Orange Haired Girl, Boybander Coworker, Ex-bf, ex-friend, ex-bf's Dad. Basically anyone who is not JW or GI.

Prosecutor Princess
Likeable: Hyeri, In Woo, Se Joon, Lady Prosecutor
Interesting: Hyeri, In Woo, Se Joon, Lady Prosecutor, Jenny, Hyeri's parents
Irritated/Bored By: Nobody

Sunao No Narenakute
Likeable: Haru, Peach, Nakaji, Linda, Doctor
Interesting: Haru, Peach, Nakaji, Linda, Doctor, Nakaji's squeeze, Haru's mother, brother, and student, Doctor's sister, Linda's Boss
Irritated/Bored By: Nobody

Yankee kun to Megane chan
Likeable: Daichi, Hana
Interesting: Daichi, Hana
Bored By: Nobody
dangermousie: (Meteor Garden: OTP by alexandral)
After a bit of past discussion about interesting v. likeable characters (I can deal with a drama that has no latter but not with a drama lacking in former), I decided to make a list of interesting/likeable characters for all the dramas I am following. Some are one but not the other, some are both.

Cinderella Unni
Likeable: Jung Woo, Daesung
Interesting: Eun Jo, Ki Hoon, Hyo Sun, Kang Sook
Irritated/Bored By: Nobody

Dong Yi
Likeable: Dong Yi, King Sukjong, Chun Soo, Heebin
Interesting: Dong Yi, King Sukjong, Chun Soo, Heebin
Irritated/Bored By: Nobody

Down With Love
Likeable: Yu Ping, Yang Guo, Yang Duo, the kids
Interesting: Yu Ping, Yang Guo, Yang Duo, the kids, Ke Zhong
Irritated/Bored By: Hui Fan, Yang Guo's father

Oh My Lady
Likeable: Gae Hwa, Min Woo, Ye Eun, Min Ji
Interesting: Gae Hwa, Min Woo, Ye Eun
Irritated/Bored By: Yoora, MW's manager, GH's ex, Director and his wife (boooooring!)

Personal Taste
Likeable: Ji Woo, Gae In
Interesting: Ji Woo, Gae In, Director
Irritated/Bored By: Orange Haired Girl, Boybander Coworker, Ex-bf, ex-friend, ex-bf's Dad. Basically anyone who is not JW or GI.

Prosecutor Princess
Likeable: Hyeri, In Woo, Se Joon, Lady Prosecutor
Interesting: Hyeri, In Woo, Se Joon, Lady Prosecutor, Jenny, Hyeri's parents
Irritated/Bored By: Nobody

Sunao No Narenakute
Likeable: Haru, Peach, Nakaji, Linda, Doctor
Interesting: Haru, Peach, Nakaji, Linda, Doctor, Nakaji's squeeze, Haru's mother, brother, and student, Doctor's sister, Linda's Boss
Irritated/Bored By: Nobody

Yankee kun to Megane chan
Likeable: Daichi, Hana
Interesting: Daichi, Hana
Bored By: Nobody
dangermousie: (KHYD: masks by saylan cu at soompi)
I mainly post about Chuno and Pick the Stars but I am also watching two other dramas - the adorable Taiwanese confection Down with Love and jdrama Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (i.e. Wallflower). I don't post much about them because neither is too meta-able.

Quick thoughts )

I have also tried the first episode of Let's Go Watch Meteor Shower, the minland adaptation of Hana Yori Dango which was supposed to not be one :) After watching the first ep I can say two things: (a) OMG so bad. I laughed so hard for all the wrong reasons; (b) when they said it wasn't based on Hanadan they weren't kidding - if I ever thought I'd see a well-adjusted, smiley, intelligent Domyouji...



Meteor Shower ep 1 in caps - decidedly answering the question of whether this version's Rui is the ugliest man on earth )

I was not exactly sure why they were half-heartedly bickering with each other but the ep ended and I was out. No more. I had my problems with the Korean version but compared to this even the second half of it was a freaking masterpiece.

Did I mention that in this version Akira and Tsubaki hook up? Contemplate that please.
dangermousie: (KHYD: masks by saylan cu at soompi)
I mainly post about Chuno and Pick the Stars but I am also watching two other dramas - the adorable Taiwanese confection Down with Love and jdrama Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (i.e. Wallflower). I don't post much about them because neither is too meta-able.

Quick thoughts )

I have also tried the first episode of Let's Go Watch Meteor Shower, the minland adaptation of Hana Yori Dango which was supposed to not be one :) After watching the first ep I can say two things: (a) OMG so bad. I laughed so hard for all the wrong reasons; (b) when they said it wasn't based on Hanadan they weren't kidding - if I ever thought I'd see a well-adjusted, smiley, intelligent Domyouji...



Meteor Shower ep 1 in caps - decidedly answering the question of whether this version's Rui is the ugliest man on earth )

I was not exactly sure why they were half-heartedly bickering with each other but the ep ended and I was out. No more. I had my problems with the Korean version but compared to this even the second half of it was a freaking masterpiece.

Did I mention that in this version Akira and Tsubaki hook up? Contemplate that please.
dangermousie: (KHYD: masks by saylan cu at soompi)
I mainly post about Chuno and Pick the Stars but I am also watching two other dramas - the adorable Taiwanese confection Down with Love and jdrama Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (i.e. Wallflower). I don't post much about them because neither is too meta-able.

Quick thoughts )

I have also tried the first episode of Let's Go Watch Meteor Shower, the minland adaptation of Hana Yori Dango which was supposed to not be one :) After watching the first ep I can say two things: (a) OMG so bad. I laughed so hard for all the wrong reasons; (b) when they said it wasn't based on Hanadan they weren't kidding - if I ever thought I'd see a well-adjusted, smiley, intelligent Domyouji...



Meteor Shower ep 1 in caps - decidedly answering the question of whether this version's Rui is the ugliest man on earth )

I was not exactly sure why they were half-heartedly bickering with each other but the ep ended and I was out. No more. I had my problems with the Korean version but compared to this even the second half of it was a freaking masterpiece.

Did I mention that in this version Akira and Tsubaki hook up? Contemplate that please.
dangermousie: (Meteor Garden: sacrifice by alexandral)


Are you guys watching Down with Love, a currently-airing Taiwanese drama starring Ella and Jerry Yan?

Because if you are not, YOU SIMPLY MUST.

DwL has just started airing on Sundays - two episodes have aired and both are subbed on viikii (good quality vid/subs) and I am sure a subbing group has picked it up as well.

Ella is a good-hearted, somewhat mannish girl chronically short of cash and doing odd jobs to get it. Due to a combination of circumstances, she gets hired as a nanny by Jerry Yan, a top lawyer. He has taken in his small niece and nephew after the death of their parents and has been going through nannies at a frightening speed - either the children frighten them off or they try to make a move for him as he is a very eligible bachelor.

One quirk: Jerry mistakes Ella for a lesbian (long, hilarious story) and is quite happy about it - at least this nanny won't make a move on him - one less thing to worry about. And Ella must go along with her masquerade to keep her job.

Hilarity, sexiness, and awesomeness ensue.

Seriously - this is SO CUTE. Ella is her own hilarious adorable self. You can't help but love her. Jerry Yan is, always, sex on legs (he will always be my Domyouji :P) and I like that his character might be icy and brusque but is, at base, well-adjusted. I appreciate that rare quality in a drama leading man. The secondary characters are great - from the two kids (I just want to squish them), to Jerry's laid-back friend, to Ella's bossy awesome sister (I crack ship her and Jerry's friend), to random one-off characters.

The only one I can't stand (but I am not supposed to) is Jerry's quasi-ex. Sure, when your long-term boyfriend proposes to you, dump him. Then decide you'll keep him dumped for 3 months to show off and then take him back and he'll be so ecstatic. WHAAAAT? That's insane. Anyone but a lunatic would move on, as well he should.

Next episode promises me Jerry Yan being beaten up by thugs. Thank you, Taiwan!
dangermousie: (Meteor Garden: sacrifice by alexandral)


Are you guys watching Down with Love, a currently-airing Taiwanese drama starring Ella and Jerry Yan?

Because if you are not, YOU SIMPLY MUST.

DwL has just started airing on Sundays - two episodes have aired and both are subbed on viikii (good quality vid/subs) and I am sure a subbing group has picked it up as well.

Ella is a good-hearted, somewhat mannish girl chronically short of cash and doing odd jobs to get it. Due to a combination of circumstances, she gets hired as a nanny by Jerry Yan, a top lawyer. He has taken in his small niece and nephew after the death of their parents and has been going through nannies at a frightening speed - either the children frighten them off or they try to make a move for him as he is a very eligible bachelor.

One quirk: Jerry mistakes Ella for a lesbian (long, hilarious story) and is quite happy about it - at least this nanny won't make a move on him - one less thing to worry about. And Ella must go along with her masquerade to keep her job.

Hilarity, sexiness, and awesomeness ensue.

Seriously - this is SO CUTE. Ella is her own hilarious adorable self. You can't help but love her. Jerry Yan is, always, sex on legs (he will always be my Domyouji :P) and I like that his character might be icy and brusque but is, at base, well-adjusted. I appreciate that rare quality in a drama leading man. The secondary characters are great - from the two kids (I just want to squish them), to Jerry's laid-back friend, to Ella's bossy awesome sister (I crack ship her and Jerry's friend), to random one-off characters.

The only one I can't stand (but I am not supposed to) is Jerry's quasi-ex. Sure, when your long-term boyfriend proposes to you, dump him. Then decide you'll keep him dumped for 3 months to show off and then take him back and he'll be so ecstatic. WHAAAAT? That's insane. Anyone but a lunatic would move on, as well he should.

Next episode promises me Jerry Yan being beaten up by thugs. Thank you, Taiwan!
dangermousie: (Meteor Garden: sacrifice by alexandral)


Are you guys watching Down with Love, a currently-airing Taiwanese drama starring Ella and Jerry Yan?

Because if you are not, YOU SIMPLY MUST.

DwL has just started airing on Sundays - two episodes have aired and both are subbed on viikii (good quality vid/subs) and I am sure a subbing group has picked it up as well.

Ella is a good-hearted, somewhat mannish girl chronically short of cash and doing odd jobs to get it. Due to a combination of circumstances, she gets hired as a nanny by Jerry Yan, a top lawyer. He has taken in his small niece and nephew after the death of their parents and has been going through nannies at a frightening speed - either the children frighten them off or they try to make a move for him as he is a very eligible bachelor.

One quirk: Jerry mistakes Ella for a lesbian (long, hilarious story) and is quite happy about it - at least this nanny won't make a move on him - one less thing to worry about. And Ella must go along with her masquerade to keep her job.

Hilarity, sexiness, and awesomeness ensue.

Seriously - this is SO CUTE. Ella is her own hilarious adorable self. You can't help but love her. Jerry Yan is, always, sex on legs (he will always be my Domyouji :P) and I like that his character might be icy and brusque but is, at base, well-adjusted. I appreciate that rare quality in a drama leading man. The secondary characters are great - from the two kids (I just want to squish them), to Jerry's laid-back friend, to Ella's bossy awesome sister (I crack ship her and Jerry's friend), to random one-off characters.

The only one I can't stand (but I am not supposed to) is Jerry's quasi-ex. Sure, when your long-term boyfriend proposes to you, dump him. Then decide you'll keep him dumped for 3 months to show off and then take him back and he'll be so ecstatic. WHAAAAT? That's insane. Anyone but a lunatic would move on, as well he should.

Next episode promises me Jerry Yan being beaten up by thugs. Thank you, Taiwan!
dangermousie: (Mars LA: helmet by illuxtris)
Doramas have taken over my journal recently, causing probably 80% my my flist to glaze and skip when they come to my entries. But just in case any of you are curious, at all, I am about to do my duty as a pusher (I did a similar thing with Bollywood a while back) and present to you a 'doramas for beginners' primer. Let the glazing begin!

Some things Everything you ever wanted to know about doramas but were uninterested afraid to ask.

Disclaimer: I am merely a beginner myself. I've only discovered the dorama world about eight months ago. I am clearly not the most knowleageable person dorama-wise you can come across, and my recommendations are based on a relatively small sample. Onward Ho!

To proceed...

Q and A behind the cut )
dangermousie: (Mars LA: helmet by illuxtris)
Doramas have taken over my journal recently, causing probably 80% my my flist to glaze and skip when they come to my entries. But just in case any of you are curious, at all, I am about to do my duty as a pusher (I did a similar thing with Bollywood a while back) and present to you a 'doramas for beginners' primer. Let the glazing begin!

Some things Everything you ever wanted to know about doramas but were uninterested afraid to ask.

Disclaimer: I am merely a beginner myself. I've only discovered the dorama world about eight months ago. I am clearly not the most knowleageable person dorama-wise you can come across, and my recommendations are based on a relatively small sample. Onward Ho!

To proceed...

Q and A behind the cut )
dangermousie: (Mars LA: helmet by illuxtris)
Doramas have taken over my journal recently, causing probably 80% my my flist to glaze and skip when they come to my entries. But just in case any of you are curious, at all, I am about to do my duty as a pusher (I did a similar thing with Bollywood a while back) and present to you a 'doramas for beginners' primer. Let the glazing begin!

Some things Everything you ever wanted to know about doramas but were uninterested afraid to ask.

Disclaimer: I am merely a beginner myself. I've only discovered the dorama world about eight months ago. I am clearly not the most knowleageable person dorama-wise you can come across, and my recommendations are based on a relatively small sample. Onward Ho!

To proceed...

Q and A behind the cut )

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