dangermousie: (Anime: Trigun Vash bero by howdyrockerba)


Best Episode yet. Even if by now I believe the entire cast needs to go either to a regular hospital, a mental hospital, jail, or some combo thereof.

Super-long write up and a ton of caps )

I need tomorrow's ep!
dangermousie: (Anime: Trigun Vash bero by howdyrockerba)


Best Episode yet. Even if by now I believe the entire cast needs to go either to a regular hospital, a mental hospital, jail, or some combo thereof.

Super-long write up and a ton of caps )

I need tomorrow's ep!
dangermousie: (Anime: Trigun Vash bero by howdyrockerba)


Best Episode yet. Even if by now I believe the entire cast needs to go either to a regular hospital, a mental hospital, jail, or some combo thereof.

Super-long write up and a ton of caps )

I need tomorrow's ep!
dangermousie: (Chuno - hottie Dae Gil by scanky-chops)
Chae Yoon.

Underneath his composed (and sometimes even clownish) exterior:



Is an utter and complete tormented mess. To say he has a deathwish would be an optimistic way of phrasing it.



Not a surprise, seeing he's played by Jang Hyuk. To stick Jang Hyuk into romcom or similar, would be like using a nuke on a street brawl.

Also, is there something wrong with me? Because I find the below ridiculously hot.



Finally, this is not primarily or secondarily a romance drama, but the below MV with Chae Yoon/So Yi a.k.a. Ddolbok and Dahm, is promising me everything I ever want.

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

Underneath his composed (and sometimes even clownish) exterior:



Is an utter and complete tormented mess. To say he has a deathwish would be an optimistic way of phrasing it.



Not a surprise, seeing he's played by Jang Hyuk. To stick Jang Hyuk into romcom or similar, would be like using a nuke on a street brawl.

Also, is there something wrong with me? Because I find the below ridiculously hot.



Finally, this is not primarily or secondarily a romance drama, but the below MV with Chae Yoon/So Yi a.k.a. Ddolbok and Dahm, is promising me everything I ever want.

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

Underneath his composed (and sometimes even clownish) exterior:



Is an utter and complete tormented mess. To say he has a deathwish would be an optimistic way of phrasing it.



Not a surprise, seeing he's played by Jang Hyuk. To stick Jang Hyuk into romcom or similar, would be like using a nuke on a street brawl.

Also, is there something wrong with me? Because I find the below ridiculously hot.



Finally, this is not primarily or secondarily a romance drama, but the below MV with Chae Yoon/So Yi a.k.a. Ddolbok and Dahm, is promising me everything I ever want.

dangermousie: (Chuno - plot)


For my first foray into contemporary Hong Kong dramas, I picked 2008 revenge drama Last One Standing. Firstly, because revenge genre is one of my favorites and secondly because it stars Kevin Cheng and after the first ep of Bu Bu Jing Xin, I have developed a sudden and massive crush. Only one ep of BBJX is yet subbed but my new obsession must be assuaged. A lot of people recommended Seventh Day with him, but I am not in the mood for a terminal illness romance and I had LOS downloaded ages ago.



LOS revolves around Hei (Kevin Cheng). Ten years ago, in an (understandable) fit of rage, he murdered his stepfather, who has been molesting his sister. Convicted largely on testimony of his cousin Yip, Hei has been sentenced to a decade of jail time but is out as the story opens.

Hei's life is over. Nobody will hire him, he has no future, and his own mother (who would be the ideal wife for stepfather from Mars) thinks Hei is a murdering monster who maligned the dear departed. He is also a violent mess. If he wasn't a psycho before he went in, he certainly is borderline now. I actually really like it because, let's face it, if you do a decade of hard time, results aren't going to be pretty. (Contrast it with kdramas where, with the exception of All In, people come out of prison relatively well-adjusted. Ummm. No).

All he wants to do is revenge on his cousin, whose testimony had placed him in jail. Also (I got that from summary, it's not adressed in the first ep), it turns out that there is more to the murder than meets the eye and not all was as it seemed.



One episode in, I really like it. Granted, I am predisposed to like both revenge dramas and dark dramas, but this is genuinely engaging. It is also very dysfunctional and dark - the main character is a homicidal mess, not a noble avenger of wrongs. It is hard to find a likeable character so far - Hei is the protagonist but let's face it, the man is violent and irrational and hellbent on killing out of revenge someone whose only crime seems testifying. (He also kills the man's dog and sets fire to his house - umm, yeah, like I said, he's borderline psycho). But it is very involving. Plus, on the shallow side of things, Kevin Cheng is ridiculously, ridiculously gorgeous and with his chiseled cheekbones and intense eyes, I am a lot more invested in the story than I would have been if same character had been played by a fat dwarf.



A few more caps of psycho hotness )

Have a teaser:



Apparently there is an OTP later on. Hopefully she is not a member of PETA :P
dangermousie: (Chuno - plot)


For my first foray into contemporary Hong Kong dramas, I picked 2008 revenge drama Last One Standing. Firstly, because revenge genre is one of my favorites and secondly because it stars Kevin Cheng and after the first ep of Bu Bu Jing Xin, I have developed a sudden and massive crush. Only one ep of BBJX is yet subbed but my new obsession must be assuaged. A lot of people recommended Seventh Day with him, but I am not in the mood for a terminal illness romance and I had LOS downloaded ages ago.



LOS revolves around Hei (Kevin Cheng). Ten years ago, in an (understandable) fit of rage, he murdered his stepfather, who has been molesting his sister. Convicted largely on testimony of his cousin Yip, Hei has been sentenced to a decade of jail time but is out as the story opens.

Hei's life is over. Nobody will hire him, he has no future, and his own mother (who would be the ideal wife for stepfather from Mars) thinks Hei is a murdering monster who maligned the dear departed. He is also a violent mess. If he wasn't a psycho before he went in, he certainly is borderline now. I actually really like it because, let's face it, if you do a decade of hard time, results aren't going to be pretty. (Contrast it with kdramas where, with the exception of All In, people come out of prison relatively well-adjusted. Ummm. No).

All he wants to do is revenge on his cousin, whose testimony had placed him in jail. Also (I got that from summary, it's not adressed in the first ep), it turns out that there is more to the murder than meets the eye and not all was as it seemed.



One episode in, I really like it. Granted, I am predisposed to like both revenge dramas and dark dramas, but this is genuinely engaging. It is also very dysfunctional and dark - the main character is a homicidal mess, not a noble avenger of wrongs. It is hard to find a likeable character so far - Hei is the protagonist but let's face it, the man is violent and irrational and hellbent on killing out of revenge someone whose only crime seems testifying. (He also kills the man's dog and sets fire to his house - umm, yeah, like I said, he's borderline psycho). But it is very involving. Plus, on the shallow side of things, Kevin Cheng is ridiculously, ridiculously gorgeous and with his chiseled cheekbones and intense eyes, I am a lot more invested in the story than I would have been if same character had been played by a fat dwarf.



A few more caps of psycho hotness )

Have a teaser:



Apparently there is an OTP later on. Hopefully she is not a member of PETA :P
dangermousie: (Chuno - plot)


For my first foray into contemporary Hong Kong dramas, I picked 2008 revenge drama Last One Standing. Firstly, because revenge genre is one of my favorites and secondly because it stars Kevin Cheng and after the first ep of Bu Bu Jing Xin, I have developed a sudden and massive crush. Only one ep of BBJX is yet subbed but my new obsession must be assuaged. A lot of people recommended Seventh Day with him, but I am not in the mood for a terminal illness romance and I had LOS downloaded ages ago.



LOS revolves around Hei (Kevin Cheng). Ten years ago, in an (understandable) fit of rage, he murdered his stepfather, who has been molesting his sister. Convicted largely on testimony of his cousin Yip, Hei has been sentenced to a decade of jail time but is out as the story opens.

Hei's life is over. Nobody will hire him, he has no future, and his own mother (who would be the ideal wife for stepfather from Mars) thinks Hei is a murdering monster who maligned the dear departed. He is also a violent mess. If he wasn't a psycho before he went in, he certainly is borderline now. I actually really like it because, let's face it, if you do a decade of hard time, results aren't going to be pretty. (Contrast it with kdramas where, with the exception of All In, people come out of prison relatively well-adjusted. Ummm. No).

All he wants to do is revenge on his cousin, whose testimony had placed him in jail. Also (I got that from summary, it's not adressed in the first ep), it turns out that there is more to the murder than meets the eye and not all was as it seemed.



One episode in, I really like it. Granted, I am predisposed to like both revenge dramas and dark dramas, but this is genuinely engaging. It is also very dysfunctional and dark - the main character is a homicidal mess, not a noble avenger of wrongs. It is hard to find a likeable character so far - Hei is the protagonist but let's face it, the man is violent and irrational and hellbent on killing out of revenge someone whose only crime seems testifying. (He also kills the man's dog and sets fire to his house - umm, yeah, like I said, he's borderline psycho). But it is very involving. Plus, on the shallow side of things, Kevin Cheng is ridiculously, ridiculously gorgeous and with his chiseled cheekbones and intense eyes, I am a lot more invested in the story than I would have been if same character had been played by a fat dwarf.



A few more caps of psycho hotness )

Have a teaser:



Apparently there is an OTP later on. Hopefully she is not a member of PETA :P
dangermousie: (Default)
Oh, Yeo Un, why? Why why why why why?



I honestly don't get it - why is he following Cheon's orders? It's not as if he's still that abused kid who sees no way out than to join a gang of assassins? Being with Dong Soo and Cho Rip and the rest of them for years surely showed him another way to live and showed him he's capable of caring and being cared for and there is a way to live as an honorable human being. So why is he still in Cheon's thrall? Is it because he's been told from the cradle it's his destiny to be a monster? But surely he should know he should at least try to fight it! It's not as if he enjoys murder - he's clearly destroyed over having to do it. Plus, I am with Dong Soo - blindly following destiny is stupid - one must fight.



I am afraid I have switched to Team Dong Soo for good.



I have been loving him in the latest eps anyway (the boy is growing up quite amazing) but even if it wasn't for that, I was never one for bad guys. Yeo Un is still fascinating and I wish he had a different father than the psycho monster one who seems to have broken him for life, but ultimately he's old enough to make his own choices - his background is an explanation not an excuse. And the moment he went to stab his old comrades (who were sleeping, no less) I was done with loving him. YSH has ridiculously expressive eyes btw - even with most of his face covered by that mask, you know exactly what he's feeling.

dangermousie: (Iljimae 1 by alexandral)
Oh, Yeo Un, why? Why why why why why?



I honestly don't get it - why is he following Cheon's orders? It's not as if he's still that abused kid who sees no way out than to join a gang of assassins. Being with Dong Soo and Cho Rip and the rest of them for years surely showed him another way to live and showed him he's capable of caring and being cared for and there is a way to live as an honorable human being. So why is he still in Cheon's thrall? Is it because he's been told from the cradle it's his destiny to be a monster? But surely he should know he should at least try to fight it! It's not as if he enjoys murder - he's clearly destroyed over having to do it. Plus, I am with Dong Soo - blindly following destiny is stupid - one must fight.



I am afraid I have switched to Team Dong Soo for good.



I have been loving him in the latest eps anyway (the boy is growing up quite amazing) but even if it wasn't for that, I was never one for bad guys. Yeo Un is still fascinating and I wish he had a different father than the psycho monster one who seems to have broken him for life, but ultimately he's old enough to make his own choices - his background is an explanation not an excuse. And the moment he went to stab his old comrades (who were sleeping, no less) I was done with loving him. YSH has ridiculously expressive eyes btw - even with most of his face covered by that mask, you know exactly what he's feeling.

dangermousie: (Iljimae 1 by alexandral)
Oh, Yeo Un, why? Why why why why why?



I honestly don't get it - why is he following Cheon's orders? It's not as if he's still that abused kid who sees no way out than to join a gang of assassins. Being with Dong Soo and Cho Rip and the rest of them for years surely showed him another way to live and showed him he's capable of caring and being cared for and there is a way to live as an honorable human being. So why is he still in Cheon's thrall? Is it because he's been told from the cradle it's his destiny to be a monster? But surely he should know he should at least try to fight it! It's not as if he enjoys murder - he's clearly destroyed over having to do it. Plus, I am with Dong Soo - blindly following destiny is stupid - one must fight.



I am afraid I have switched to Team Dong Soo for good.



I have been loving him in the latest eps anyway (the boy is growing up quite amazing) but even if it wasn't for that, I was never one for bad guys. Yeo Un is still fascinating and I wish he had a different father than the psycho monster one who seems to have broken him for life, but ultimately he's old enough to make his own choices - his background is an explanation not an excuse. And the moment he went to stab his old comrades (who were sleeping, no less) I was done with loving him. YSH has ridiculously expressive eyes btw - even with most of his face covered by that mask, you know exactly what he's feeling.

dangermousie: (Iljimae 1 by alexandral)
Oh, Yeo Un, why? Why why why why why?



I honestly don't get it - why is he following Cheon's orders? It's not as if he's still that abused kid who sees no way out than to join a gang of assassins. Being with Dong Soo and Cho Rip and the rest of them for years surely showed him another way to live and showed him he's capable of caring and being cared for and there is a way to live as an honorable human being. So why is he still in Cheon's thrall? Is it because he's been told from the cradle it's his destiny to be a monster? But surely he should know he should at least try to fight it! It's not as if he enjoys murder - he's clearly destroyed over having to do it. Plus, I am with Dong Soo - blindly following destiny is stupid - one must fight.



I am afraid I have switched to Team Dong Soo for good.



I have been loving him in the latest eps anyway (the boy is growing up quite amazing) but even if it wasn't for that, I was never one for bad guys. Yeo Un is still fascinating and I wish he had a different father than the psycho monster one who seems to have broken him for life, but ultimately he's old enough to make his own choices - his background is an explanation not an excuse. And the moment he went to stab his old comrades (who were sleeping, no less) I was done with loving him. YSH has ridiculously expressive eyes btw - even with most of his face covered by that mask, you know exactly what he's feeling.

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Of all the airing dramas I am following, Myung Wol the Spy remains my favorite (except for the amazing The Princess' Man, of course). I remain amazed that I am in love with a romcom, breaking a years-long curse.

Ep 11 and MW thoughts in general )

All this delicious angst and it is all BEFORE he finds out she is a North Korean spy! *sluuuuurp*

Preview for ep 12:



Two words: bed scene!!!!!!!!!!
dangermousie: (CH: comfort by meganbmoore)


Of all the airing dramas I am following, Myung Wol the Spy remains my favorite (except for the amazing The Princess' Man, of course). I remain amazed that I am in love with a romcom, breaking a years-long curse.

Ep 11 and MW thoughts in general )

All this delicious angst and it is all BEFORE he finds out she is a North Korean spy! *sluuuuurp*

Preview for ep 12:



Two words: bed scene!!!!!!!!!!
dangermousie: (CH: comfort by meganbmoore)


Of all the airing dramas I am following, Myung Wol the Spy remains my favorite (except for the amazing The Princess' Man, of course). I remain amazed that I am in love with a romcom, breaking a years-long curse.

Ep 11 and MW thoughts in general )

All this delicious angst and it is all BEFORE he finds out she is a North Korean spy! *sluuuuurp*

Preview for ep 12:



Two words: bed scene!!!!!!!!!!
dangermousie: (CH: comfort by meganbmoore)


Of all the airing dramas I am following, Myung Wol the Spy remains my favorite (except for the amazing The Princess' Man, of course). I remain amazed that I am in love with a romcom, breaking a years-long curse.

Ep 11 and MW thoughts in general )

All this delicious angst and it is all BEFORE he finds out she is a North Korean spy! *sluuuuurp*

Preview for ep 12:



Two words: bed scene!!!!!!!!!!
dangermousie: (Default)
Also, I think I need psychiatric help because what did it was the scene in ep 13 where he accuses her of telling him he doesn't know the worth of a person yet treating him with condescension. And she tells him if he doesn't like it, maybe he shouldn't be so rude.

And then he tells her "I don't like the way you look at me. But it's interesting. No one's ever looked at me the way you do. You make me want to play a game. I wonder how you'd look begging me on your knees."

Yup, I just started shipping them. Because I need psychiatric help. I loooove dysfunctional shippy games, and righteous strong women taming arrogant strong men, plus I am pretty sure she isn't going to be the one begging on her knees and I cannot wait to see how that will turn around so. Mmmmmmm. Shippy kink!

Also "I wonder how you'd look begging me on your knees" is a line which made my mind go straight into the gutter.
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Maybe I am just a sucker for a dude who is all "yay, random stray, let's keep him!" LOL.

It's kind of my favorite trope - arrogant jerk and the girl who gives as good as she gets, but much as I enjoy watching the chemistry-laden dysfunction, I can't ultimately root for them together unless he learns to stop unsuccessfully trying to boss her around. Sure, he loves her. He also sometimes treats her as if she's five. And showing your emotions totally helps, btw, robot boy - like that thing with the dog (where it ran off, she asked for help locacting it, he was all 'blah, whatever, why bother' but I've seen MVs indicating he did look for it and found it, so he did care) - I mean, not letting her in on stuff like that is a problem for a relationship. So is being high-handed! I kinda love the drama for indicating that they may have been in love, but they were heading for a break-up regardless of Da Qiao and the whole 'XQ believes he's two-timing her with her own sis and he doesn't bother to correct her.' Clearly, his high-handed ways and his seeming lack of care for her emotional well-being were much more of a factor in the break-up. I looooove that Xiao Qiao doesn't take any of his bs. I mean, they are super-entertaining to watch regardless because I love dysfunction and they have mondo chemistry, plus Zhou Yu is pretty unpredictable (which is fun), but whether I will want them to end up together will depend on whether he learned his lesson. Because otherwise, no matter how many times he saves her life or defeats the big bad or whatever, he'd make a sucky everyday bf. Can you imagine? "Honey, our toddler wandered off, heeeeelp!" "Not now, I am busy with work, have the servants help you look for him. If worst comes to worst, we can always make another...what, why are you beating me? what did I say?"

First meeting and early dating. Isn't it always rosy then? )

Cuteness of Xiao Qiao )

There are compliments and puppies!!! )

And yet, I say DTMFA )

I love me a good shippy trainwreck so my voice of reason is currently duking it out with squealing fangirl who wants to see Zhou Yu grovel so badly.
dangermousie: (Default)


Maybe I am just a sucker for a dude who is all "yay, random stray, let's keep him!" LOL.

It's kind of my favorite trope - arrogant jerk and the girl who gives as good as she gets, but much as I enjoy watching the chemistry-laden dysfunction, I can't ultimately root for them together unless he learns to stop unsuccessfully trying to boss her around. Sure, he loves her. He also sometimes treats her as if she's five. And showing your emotions totally helps, btw, robot boy - like that thing with the dog (where it ran off, she asked for help locacting it, he was all 'blah, whatever, why bother' but I've seen MVs indicating he did look for it and found it, so he did care) - I mean, not letting her in on stuff like that is a problem for a relationship. So is being high-handed! I kinda love the drama for indicating that they may have been in love, but they were heading for a break-up regardless of Da Qiao and the whole 'XQ believes he's two-timing her with her own sis and he doesn't bother to correct her.' Clearly, his high-handed ways and his seeming lack of care for her emotional well-being were much more of a factor in the break-up. I looooove that Xiao Qiao doesn't take any of his bs. I mean, they are super-entertaining to watch regardless because I love dysfunction and they have mondo chemistry, plus Zhou Yu is pretty unpredictable (which is fun), but whether I will want them to end up together will depend on whether he learned his lesson. Because otherwise, no matter how many times he saves her life or defeats the big bad or whatever, he'd make a sucky everyday bf. Can you imagine? "Honey, our toddler wandered off, heeeeelp!" "Not now, I am busy with work, have the servants help you look for him. If worst comes to worst, we can always make another...what, why are you beating me? what did I say?"

First meeting and early dating. Isn't it always rosy then? )

Cuteness of Xiao Qiao )

There are compliments and puppies!!! )

And yet, I say DTMFA )

I love me a good shippy trainwreck so my voice of reason is currently duking it out with squealing fangirl who wants to see Zhou Yu grovel so badly.

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