dangermousie: (Chuno - kiss by alexandral)
Seriously, I went trolling for EFHL pics and all I get are kissy faces :)



I mean, come on, where is the fine complex plot?



Hah! I totally kid.

I spoiled myself rotten for all the eps of EFHL and heeeeeeeeeeeeee. I am going to have SUCH fun!

It's a totally insane drama but somehow it works - I mean - what drama throws in male lead having a terminal illness as a development for one ep only to go "LOL suckers, just kidding!" as soon as they got angst and h/c out of it enough to satisfy them. I gotta say, I don't even dislike Grandpa any more because he is so insane I cannot possibly judge him by normal standards - I mean, there is pressury matchmaking and then there is "I want my grandkid and the granddaughter of lady I wronged to hook up. How about I make the guy believe he's dying so we get to find out if he really loves her or is in it just for $$$." LOLOLOLOLOLOL - is there ANY character in it who is not insane? Total LOVE.

ETA: Also, apparently some time around that point hero and heroine have a conversation that goes something like this:

Heroine: Hey, I am here to seduce you. Second time is supposed to be better than the first. Not that I remember out first cause I was drunk as a skunk...
Hero: Urgh, didn't my cousin tell you we didn't do anything that one time? Go away, I am dying and have discovered I actually genuinely love you to bits but can't have you. My life sucks.
Heroine: But our quota of kissing for the ep, we must fulfill it!
dangermousie: (Chuno - kiss by alexandral)
Seriously, I went trolling for EFHL pics and all I get are kissy faces :)



I mean, come on, where is the fine complex plot?



Hah! I totally kid.

I spoiled myself rotten for all the eps of EFHL and heeeeeeeeeeeeee. I am going to have SUCH fun!

It's a totally insane drama but somehow it works - I mean - what drama throws in male lead having a terminal illness as a development for one ep only to go "LOL suckers, just kidding!" as soon as they got angst and h/c out of it enough to satisfy them. I gotta say, I don't even dislike Grandpa any more because he is so insane I cannot possibly judge him by normal standards - I mean, there is pressury matchmaking and then there is "I want my grandkid and the granddaughter of lady I wronged to hook up. How about I make the guy believe he's dying so we get to find out if he really loves her or is in it just for $$$." LOLOLOLOLOLOL - is there ANY character in it who is not insane? Total LOVE.

ETA: Also, apparently some time around that point hero and heroine have a conversation that goes something like this:

Heroine: Hey, I am here to seduce you. Second time is supposed to be better than the first. Not that I remember out first cause I was drunk as a skunk...
Hero: Urgh, didn't my cousin tell you we didn't do anything that one time? Go away, I am dying and have discovered I actually genuinely love you to bits but can't have you. My life sucks.
Heroine: But our quota of kissing for the ep, we must fulfill it!
dangermousie: (Chuno - kiss by alexandral)
Seriously, I went trolling for EFHL pics and all I get are kissy faces :)



I mean, come on, where is the fine complex plot?



Hah! I totally kid.

I spoiled myself rotten for all the eps of EFHL and heeeeeeeeeeeeee. I am going to have SUCH fun!

It's a totally insane drama but somehow it works - I mean - what drama throws in male lead having a terminal illness as a development for one ep only to go "LOL suckers, just kidding!" as soon as they got angst and h/c out of it enough to satisfy them. I gotta say, I don't even dislike Grandpa any more because he is so insane I cannot possibly judge him by normal standards - I mean, there is pressury matchmaking and then there is "I want my grandkid and the granddaughter of lady I wronged to hook up. How about I make the guy believe he's dying so we get to find out if he really loves her or is in it just for $$$." LOLOLOLOLOLOL - is there ANY character in it who is not insane? Total LOVE.

ETA: Also, apparently some time around that point hero and heroine have a conversation that goes something like this:

Heroine: Hey, I am here to seduce you. Second time is supposed to be better than the first. Not that I remember out first cause I was drunk as a skunk...
Hero: Urgh, didn't my cousin tell you we didn't do anything that one time? Go away, I am dying and have discovered I actually genuinely love you to bits but can't have you. My life sucks.
Heroine: But our quota of kissing for the ep, we must fulfill it!
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
1. DRAMA/TV SHOW MEME

Day 01 - A drama that should have never been made.

This one is really hard - even the most abysmal drama usually has a few moments of fun and keeps hard-working actors employed. But I am going to go with Vampire Gigolo - a low-budget jdrama about a vampire who solves crimes and his schoolgirl assistant that doesn't even manage to be deliciously campy but is just dull. Alternatively (and I am going to get flack for this) but Liar Game - the characters are paper-thin, the plots idiotic, and the whole thing is useless. And it's two whole seasons of this - two seasons in which Matsuda Shota and Toda Erika, both of whom I adore and who could do much better, wasted their time instead of being in something awesome.

Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled

Oh, this one is easy. Farscape. It's the best show I've ever seen and they had a promise from scifi through season 5 - so they set up basically a 2 season arc only for scifi to cancel it at the end of s4 for masterpieces like Tremors the Series. Luckily later they got a chance to wrap their story in a miniseries but when I think of how amazing that arc would have been over 22 eps I get a bit crazy. My husband still teases me about the screaming and rampage around our apartment I went on when s4 ended on that insane cliffhanger.

2. I have been slowly continuing with my watch of Easy Fortune Happy Life - am on ep 6. This drama makes me laugh like a maniac and I do believe this is the one should have been titled "Devil Beside You" instead of the Mike He vehicle. Da Feng (played by Lan Chen Long who does funny things to my insides) is a lot more of a devil than the poorly-socilized sweetie of DBY. Da Feng is a few steps away from a sociopath, unsurprisingly with his upbringing. But he is so entertaining and I love how the heroine basically awakens his conscience without trying, just by being her smart/naive, kind/practical combo. Heeeee.



Caps from a shirt that made me laugh like a hyena. Warning for shirtlessness )

3. I made a crack about Summer Desire being my Twilight but I got to thinking - while both drove the girls in their respective countries into a hormonal frenzy, there is a reason why, while I find SD a cheesy/trashy/delightful combo and not great art, it does not bother me the way Twilight does:

a. Neither Luo Xi nor Ou Chen have any desire to make a meal out of Xiamo. Whatever they may or may not do, they don't have any murderous urges around her, unlike Bella's supposed soulmate.

b. Bella is someone who needs to be saved from everything including walking, she spends all her time describing Edward's amazing beauty and lurve is everything to her - when Edward leaves her, she becomes suicidal. She has no purpose or personality outside of worshipping the guy of her dreams. Now take Xiamo - tough as nails survivor - love is second to family and independence, to her. As to suicide over a dude - hah! It's the guys who get suicidal when she leaves them, Xiamo just moves on.

c. Edward being possessive = awesomeness of supreme degree. Everyone should want a guy like that. But in SD, Ou Chen's possessiveness is viewed as a bad and unreasonable thing - and that is what leads to Xiamo dumping him in high school and to her family tragedy. When they hook up again as adults, the author goes out of her way to portray that his possessiveness is way tamped down and under control - that he has changed.

Anyway, SD is no modern masterpiece, but it does not give me heebie-jeebies, hooray.
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
1. DRAMA/TV SHOW MEME

Day 01 - A drama that should have never been made.

This one is really hard - even the most abysmal drama usually has a few moments of fun and keeps hard-working actors employed. But I am going to go with Vampire Gigolo - a low-budget jdrama about a vampire who solves crimes and his schoolgirl assistant that doesn't even manage to be deliciously campy but is just dull. Alternatively (and I am going to get flack for this) but Liar Game - the characters are paper-thin, the plots idiotic, and the whole thing is useless. And it's two whole seasons of this - two seasons in which Matsuda Shota and Toda Erika, both of whom I adore and who could do much better, wasted their time instead of being in something awesome.

Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled

Oh, this one is easy. Farscape. It's the best show I've ever seen and they had a promise from scifi through season 5 - so they set up basically a 2 season arc only for scifi to cancel it at the end of s4 for masterpieces like Tremors the Series. Luckily later they got a chance to wrap their story in a miniseries but when I think of how amazing that arc would have been over 22 eps I get a bit crazy. My husband still teases me about the screaming and rampage around our apartment I went on when s4 ended on that insane cliffhanger.

2. I have been slowly continuing with my watch of Easy Fortune Happy Life - am on ep 6. This drama makes me laugh like a maniac and I do believe this is the one should have been titled "Devil Beside You" instead of the Mike He vehicle. Da Feng (played by Lan Chen Long who does funny things to my insides) is a lot more of a devil than the poorly-socilized sweetie of DBY. Da Feng is a few steps away from a sociopath, unsurprisingly with his upbringing. But he is so entertaining and I love how the heroine basically awakens his conscience without trying, just by being her smart/naive, kind/practical combo. Heeeee.



Caps from a shirt that made me laugh like a hyena. Warning for shirtlessness )

3. I made a crack about Summer Desire being my Twilight but I got to thinking - while both drove the girls in their respective countries into a hormonal frenzy, there is a reason why, while I find SD a cheesy/trashy/delightful combo and not great art, it does not bother me the way Twilight does:

a. Neither Luo Xi nor Ou Chen have any desire to make a meal out of Xiamo. Whatever they may or may not do, they don't have any murderous urges around her, unlike Bella's supposed soulmate.

b. Bella is someone who needs to be saved from everything including walking, she spends all her time describing Edward's amazing beauty and lurve is everything to her - when Edward leaves her, she becomes suicidal. She has no purpose or personality outside of worshipping the guy of her dreams. Now take Xiamo - tough as nails survivor - love is second to family and independence, to her. As to suicide over a dude - hah! It's the guys who get suicidal when she leaves them, Xiamo just moves on.

c. Edward being possessive = awesomeness of supreme degree. Everyone should want a guy like that. But in SD, Ou Chen's possessiveness is viewed as a bad and unreasonable thing - and that is what leads to Xiamo dumping him in high school and to her family tragedy. When they hook up again as adults, the author goes out of her way to portray that his possessiveness is way tamped down and under control - that he has changed.

Anyway, SD is no modern masterpiece, but it does not give me heebie-jeebies, hooray.
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
1. DRAMA/TV SHOW MEME

Day 01 - A drama that should have never been made.

This one is really hard - even the most abysmal drama usually has a few moments of fun and keeps hard-working actors employed. But I am going to go with Vampire Gigolo - a low-budget jdrama about a vampire who solves crimes and his schoolgirl assistant that doesn't even manage to be deliciously campy but is just dull. Alternatively (and I am going to get flack for this) but Liar Game - the characters are paper-thin, the plots idiotic, and the whole thing is useless. And it's two whole seasons of this - two seasons in which Matsuda Shota and Toda Erika, both of whom I adore and who could do much better, wasted their time instead of being in something awesome.

Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled

Oh, this one is easy. Farscape. It's the best show I've ever seen and they had a promise from scifi through season 5 - so they set up basically a 2 season arc only for scifi to cancel it at the end of s4 for masterpieces like Tremors the Series. Luckily later they got a chance to wrap their story in a miniseries but when I think of how amazing that arc would have been over 22 eps I get a bit crazy. My husband still teases me about the screaming and rampage around our apartment I went on when s4 ended on that insane cliffhanger.

2. I have been slowly continuing with my watch of Easy Fortune Happy Life - am on ep 6. This drama makes me laugh like a maniac and I do believe this is the one should have been titled "Devil Beside You" instead of the Mike He vehicle. Da Feng (played by Lan Chen Long who does funny things to my insides) is a lot more of a devil than the poorly-socilized sweetie of DBY. Da Feng is a few steps away from a sociopath, unsurprisingly with his upbringing. But he is so entertaining and I love how the heroine basically awakens his conscience without trying, just by being her smart/naive, kind/practical combo. Heeeee.



Caps from a shirt that made me laugh like a hyena. Warning for shirtlessness )

3. I made a crack about Summer Desire being my Twilight but I got to thinking - while both drove the girls in their respective countries into a hormonal frenzy, there is a reason why, while I find SD a cheesy/trashy/delightful combo and not great art, it does not bother me the way Twilight does:

a. Neither Luo Xi nor Ou Chen have any desire to make a meal out of Xiamo. Whatever they may or may not do, they don't have any murderous urges around her, unlike Bella's supposed soulmate.

b. Bella is someone who needs to be saved from everything including walking, she spends all her time describing Edward's amazing beauty and lurve is everything to her - when Edward leaves her, she becomes suicidal. She has no purpose or personality outside of worshipping the guy of her dreams. Now take Xiamo - tough as nails survivor - love is second to family and independence, to her. As to suicide over a dude - hah! It's the guys who get suicidal when she leaves them, Xiamo just moves on.

c. Edward being possessive = awesomeness of supreme degree. Everyone should want a guy like that. But in SD, Ou Chen's possessiveness is viewed as a bad and unreasonable thing - and that is what leads to Xiamo dumping him in high school and to her family tragedy. When they hook up again as adults, the author goes out of her way to portray that his possessiveness is way tamped down and under control - that he has changed.

Anyway, SD is no modern masterpiece, but it does not give me heebie-jeebies, hooray.
dangermousie: (Default)
I have to say, I admire the Secondary Girl's dedication to money - because she knows her boyfriend will inherit $$$ if he marries the heroine, she is totally giving him tips on how to woo her. Their plan is, of course, to have him marry her and then dump her as soon as $$$ is in is pocket. They are kinda awesomely amoral and can rule the world.

I am on ep 5 of Easy Fortune Happy Life and I am so gleeful over it - it's rather OTT but with underpinning of angst and a total manga set-up. I have to say, I totally adore the main OTP dynamic - because even before he knows she is his meal ticket, and just thinks she is this poor villager nuisance, she is the only person who gets underneath his "I am evil, cold, and supercilious and I love being so!" demeanor. He always grumbles and tries to protect the facade but he always ends up helping out and even doing the silliest things (she gets him to put on a party hat - that's a bigger deal than him taking her and her brother in when they have nowhere to go :P)

In real life, I have no desire to reform a jerk - too much work and the result is uncertain at best. But in fiction, there are few tropes I love than a rich woobie asshole with family issues reformed by the love of a poor plucky good-hearted girl.

One last comment before I go into screencap-land - Grandpa may be pretty pissed-off that his grandson is a cold-hearted, manipulative shark, but let's face it - he is the one who made him this way. Grandpa was quite a horrible person for most of his life (he totally left the kid to die because he didn't feel like paying ransom and didn't care when he managed to escape anyway, and I am not even talking about the con Grandpa pulled on Heroine's grandma) so I can see why Da Feng has no fuzzy family feelings. Just because Grandpa decided to reform and mellow in his old age doesn't really fix anything.

Caps caps caps caps of cuteness )
dangermousie: (Default)
I have to say, I admire the Secondary Girl's dedication to money - because she knows her boyfriend will inherit $$$ if he marries the heroine, she is totally giving him tips on how to woo her. Their plan is, of course, to have him marry her and then dump her as soon as $$$ is in is pocket. They are kinda awesomely amoral and can rule the world.

I am on ep 5 of Easy Fortune Happy Life and I am so gleeful over it - it's rather OTT but with underpinning of angst and a total manga set-up. I have to say, I totally adore the main OTP dynamic - because even before he knows she is his meal ticket, and just thinks she is this poor villager nuisance, she is the only person who gets underneath his "I am evil, cold, and supercilious and I love being so!" demeanor. He always grumbles and tries to protect the facade but he always ends up helping out and even doing the silliest things (she gets him to put on a party hat - that's a bigger deal than him taking her and her brother in when they have nowhere to go :P)

In real life, I have no desire to reform a jerk - too much work and the result is uncertain at best. But in fiction, there are few tropes I love than a rich woobie asshole with family issues reformed by the love of a poor plucky good-hearted girl.

One last comment before I go into screencap-land - Grandpa may be pretty pissed-off that his grandson is a cold-hearted, manipulative shark, but let's face it - he is the one who made him this way. Grandpa was quite a horrible person for most of his life (he totally left the kid to die because he didn't feel like paying ransom and didn't care when he managed to escape anyway, and I am not even talking about the con Grandpa pulled on Heroine's grandma) so I can see why Da Feng has no fuzzy family feelings. Just because Grandpa decided to reform and mellow in his old age doesn't really fix anything.

Caps caps caps caps of cuteness )
dangermousie: (Default)
I have to say, I admire the Secondary Girl's dedication to money - because she knows her boyfriend will inherit $$$ if he marries the heroine, she is totally giving him tips on how to woo her. Their plan is, of course, to have him marry her and then dump her as soon as $$$ is in is pocket. They are kinda awesomely amoral and can rule the world.

I am on ep 5 of Easy Fortune Happy Life and I am so gleeful over it - it's rather OTT but with underpinning of angst and a total manga set-up. I have to say, I totally adore the main OTP dynamic - because even before he knows she is his meal ticket, and just thinks she is this poor villager nuisance, she is the only person who gets underneath his "I am evil, cold, and supercilious and I love being so!" demeanor. He always grumbles and tries to protect the facade but he always ends up helping out and even doing the silliest things (she gets him to put on a party hat - that's a bigger deal than him taking her and her brother in when they have nowhere to go :P)

In real life, I have no desire to reform a jerk - too much work and the result is uncertain at best. But in fiction, there are few tropes I love than a rich woobie asshole with family issues reformed by the love of a poor plucky good-hearted girl.

One last comment before I go into screencap-land - Grandpa may be pretty pissed-off that his grandson is a cold-hearted, manipulative shark, but let's face it - he is the one who made him this way. Grandpa was quite a horrible person for most of his life (he totally left the kid to die because he didn't feel like paying ransom and didn't care when he managed to escape anyway, and I am not even talking about the con Grandpa pulled on Heroine's grandma) so I can see why Da Feng has no fuzzy family feelings. Just because Grandpa decided to reform and mellow in his old age doesn't really fix anything.

Caps caps caps caps of cuteness )
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal secondary otp by meganbm)
That is, Infernal Lover - a 40 ep Mainland drama that recently finished airing. I remember they were filming this but did not realize they were done.



IL is set at the turn of the century and stars Mike He and Deng Jia Jia as, respecitvely, an undercover nationalist agent and a beggar girl who falls in love with his kindness. There is a lot of intrigue, guns, and period clothes. Being a Chinese drama involving a civil war, I can just foresee how well it will end. The question is not if anyone will die but how many corpses will we be dealing with precisely.

No downloadable subs/subbed DVDs are out yet, but viikii is subbing it. I am so excited to start on this! It is turning out that Chinese period dramas are my favorite ones. I am also curious to see Mike He in a role which actually demands he act (I adore him, though he usually coasts on his sweet bad boy image, but the one time I saw him actually bother to act - Love Contract, he was darn good).

Plus, look at this shippy adorableness in the form of the nonspoilery MV



I am on such a ridiculous c/twdrama kick, it's insane - am watching LOCH 2008, Yang Brothers, Easy Fortune Happy Life, Summer Desire, Men and Legends, and now Infernal Lover. At the same time.

Shall I ever return to kdrama pastures? Once Bad Guy comes back on, probably.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal secondary otp by meganbm)
That is, Infernal Lover - a 40 ep Mainland drama that recently finished airing. I remember they were filming this but did not realize they were done.



IL is set at the turn of the century and stars Mike He and Deng Jia Jia as, respecitvely, an undercover nationalist agent and a beggar girl who falls in love with his kindness. There is a lot of intrigue, guns, and period clothes. Being a Chinese drama involving a civil war, I can just foresee how well it will end. The question is not if anyone will die but how many corpses will we be dealing with precisely.

No downloadable subs/subbed DVDs are out yet, but viikii is subbing it. I am so excited to start on this! It is turning out that Chinese period dramas are my favorite ones. I am also curious to see Mike He in a role which actually demands he act (I adore him, though he usually coasts on his sweet bad boy image, but the one time I saw him actually bother to act - Love Contract, he was darn good).

Plus, look at this shippy adorableness in the form of the nonspoilery MV



I am on such a ridiculous c/twdrama kick, it's insane - am watching LOCH 2008, Yang Brothers, Easy Fortune Happy Life, Summer Desire, Men and Legends, and now Infernal Lover. At the same time.

Shall I ever return to kdrama pastures? Once Bad Guy comes back on, probably.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal secondary otp by meganbm)
That is, Infernal Lover - a 40 ep Mainland drama that recently finished airing. I remember they were filming this but did not realize they were done.



IL is set at the turn of the century and stars Mike He and Deng Jia Jia as, respecitvely, an undercover nationalist agent and a beggar girl who falls in love with his kindness. There is a lot of intrigue, guns, and period clothes. Being a Chinese drama involving a civil war, I can just foresee how well it will end. The question is not if anyone will die but how many corpses will we be dealing with precisely.

No downloadable subs/subbed DVDs are out yet, but viikii is subbing it. I am so excited to start on this! It is turning out that Chinese period dramas are my favorite ones. I am also curious to see Mike He in a role which actually demands he act (I adore him, though he usually coasts on his sweet bad boy image, but the one time I saw him actually bother to act - Love Contract, he was darn good).

Plus, look at this shippy adorableness in the form of the nonspoilery MV



I am on such a ridiculous c/twdrama kick, it's insane - am watching LOCH 2008, Yang Brothers, Easy Fortune Happy Life, Summer Desire, Men and Legends, and now Infernal Lover. At the same time.

Shall I ever return to kdrama pastures? Once Bad Guy comes back on, probably.
dangermousie: (Hu Ge by kycoo)
I tried, I honestly tried. I watched ep 2 of Coffee House. It was sharp, and witty, and well-acted. And I could not get into it at all. It seems as if my Chinese/Taiwanese drama bug is really really hard to dislodge.

And on that front, I dled Chinese Paladin 3 and Easy Fortune Happy Life.

I have posted about EFHL before - it's a delicious twdrama in which its ridiculously gorgeous hero hires a hitman to get rid of a rival inheritor without realizing it's the girl he's been falling for. I sort of skimmed it on viikii a long time ago but now I am properly watching it with good quality video and subs and oh-so-delicious. Any drama which has a love triangle between plucky heroine, dude who hired a hitman to rub her out, and said hitman, wins my vote.

If I were Fu An, my diary entry for the day would be "Dear Diary, on the minus side, today I had lost my grandmother in a house fire. On the plus side, I got held by a hot guy who saved me by preventing me from jumping into a raging inferno. Overall, a draw."



Some amusing caps from ep 2 )

I have no idea if Chinese Paladin 3 is any good (I did not care for CP1) but it does have one distinction - the world's prettiest credits.



Gorgeous credits behind cut )

Oh well, as long as I am doing a picture dump, have a few pics from ep 32 of Legend of Condor Heroes, the drama I plan to continue tomorrow - I think I had enough of a break from The Myth to be able to cope with angst without going bonkers.

Pretty pretty pretty )

And speaking of The Myth, the insane subbing project is progressing, slowly - I have first 20 eps' subs, untimed. In a couple of days I will have the rest and then the timing fun starts. Since it will probably take me forever, as soon as I get all the untimed subs, I will upload them into a MU folder for anyone to take who wants them.
dangermousie: (Hu Ge by kycoo)
I tried, I honestly tried. I watched ep 2 of Coffee House. It was sharp, and witty, and well-acted. And I could not get into it at all. It seems as if my Chinese/Taiwanese drama bug is really really hard to dislodge.

And on that front, I dled Chinese Paladin 3 and Easy Fortune Happy Life.

I have posted about EFHL before - it's a delicious twdrama in which its ridiculously gorgeous hero hires a hitman to get rid of a rival inheritor without realizing it's the girl he's been falling for. I sort of skimmed it on viikii a long time ago but now I am properly watching it with good quality video and subs and oh-so-delicious. Any drama which has a love triangle between plucky heroine, dude who hired a hitman to rub her out, and said hitman, wins my vote.

If I were Fu An, my diary entry for the day would be "Dear Diary, on the minus side, today I had lost my grandmother in a house fire. On the plus side, I got held by a hot guy who saved me by preventing me from jumping into a raging inferno. Overall, a draw."



Some amusing caps from ep 2 )

I have no idea if Chinese Paladin 3 is any good (I did not care for CP1) but it does have one distinction - the world's prettiest credits.



Gorgeous credits behind cut )

Oh well, as long as I am doing a picture dump, have a few pics from ep 32 of Legend of Condor Heroes, the drama I plan to continue tomorrow - I think I had enough of a break from The Myth to be able to cope with angst without going bonkers.

Pretty pretty pretty )

And speaking of The Myth, the insane subbing project is progressing, slowly - I have first 20 eps' subs, untimed. In a couple of days I will have the rest and then the timing fun starts. Since it will probably take me forever, as soon as I get all the untimed subs, I will upload them into a MU folder for anyone to take who wants them.
dangermousie: (Hu Ge by kycoo)
I tried, I honestly tried. I watched ep 2 of Coffee House. It was sharp, and witty, and well-acted. And I could not get into it at all. It seems as if my Chinese/Taiwanese drama bug is really really hard to dislodge.

And on that front, I dled Chinese Paladin 3 and Easy Fortune Happy Life.

I have posted about EFHL before - it's a delicious twdrama in which its ridiculously gorgeous hero hires a hitman to get rid of a rival inheritor without realizing it's the girl he's been falling for. I sort of skimmed it on viikii a long time ago but now I am properly watching it with good quality video and subs and oh-so-delicious. Any drama which has a love triangle between plucky heroine, dude who hired a hitman to rub her out, and said hitman, wins my vote.

If I were Fu An, my diary entry for the day would be "Dear Diary, on the minus side, today I had lost my grandmother in a house fire. On the plus side, I got held by a hot guy who saved me by preventing me from jumping into a raging inferno. Overall, a draw."



Some amusing caps from ep 2 )

I have no idea if Chinese Paladin 3 is any good (I did not care for CP1) but it does have one distinction - the world's prettiest credits.



Gorgeous credits behind cut )

Oh well, as long as I am doing a picture dump, have a few pics from ep 32 of Legend of Condor Heroes, the drama I plan to continue tomorrow - I think I had enough of a break from The Myth to be able to cope with angst without going bonkers.

Pretty pretty pretty )

And speaking of The Myth, the insane subbing project is progressing, slowly - I have first 20 eps' subs, untimed. In a couple of days I will have the rest and then the timing fun starts. Since it will probably take me forever, as soon as I get all the untimed subs, I will upload them into a MU folder for anyone to take who wants them.
dangermousie: (B&W Zai Tian by scanky_chops)
(Yes, I know, I am horribly behind on comment response. I promise to get to them today).

But for now - I've seen this topic come up on my friendslist so I am making a little push for last year's Easy Fortune Happy Life starring Chen Qiao En and Blue Lan.

EFHL was a controversial twdrama - some people didn't care for the hero and wanted him eaten by piranhas and others (like me) really enjoyed the drama. I think the set-up explains the controversy quite well - Blue Lan plays Da Feng, an arrogant scion of a greedy, soulless family. Upon finding out that his inheriting a fortune depends on marrying some random girl he's never met, he decides to do the only logical thing - hire a hitman to take out his unseen fiancee. But because this is a twdrama, little does he know that his fiancee is the quirky, adorable Fu An (Chen Qiao En), the girl he's been fighting and slowly falling in love with.

You can see why many people had a problem with him as the lead :) But I did not at all and, shockingly, it wasn't because he was played by the mega-hot Blue Lan. The reason I did not mind was twofold: (1) The drama itself made no bones Da Feng is an utter bastard (until his inevitable reformation). Seeing his upbringing, it was not particularly surprising either. My big problem with drama characters arises when my perception of them differs from the makers' and here it was not the case. (2) Fu An is hardly a wilting weeping flower. She can stand up to anything (this being a twdrama, actions are of course exaggerated - he gets a hitman but she tries to get him drowned in quicksand :P They are made for each other :P).

Anyway, it's not the best drama ever made, but I enjoyed it. Count me in on the "yay" side of the debate.

And even if you don't watch it, at least check out this very very adorable MV with a LOT of kissing.



Have a couple more )
dangermousie: (B&W Zai Tian by scanky_chops)
(Yes, I know, I am horribly behind on comment response. I promise to get to them today).

But for now - I've seen this topic come up on my friendslist so I am making a little push for last year's Easy Fortune Happy Life starring Chen Qiao En and Blue Lan.

EFHL was a controversial twdrama - some people didn't care for the hero and wanted him eaten by piranhas and others (like me) really enjoyed the drama. I think the set-up explains the controversy quite well - Blue Lan plays Da Feng, an arrogant scion of a greedy, soulless family. Upon finding out that his inheriting a fortune depends on marrying some random girl he's never met, he decides to do the only logical thing - hire a hitman to take out his unseen fiancee. But because this is a twdrama, little does he know that his fiancee is the quirky, adorable Fu An (Chen Qiao En), the girl he's been fighting and slowly falling in love with.

You can see why many people had a problem with him as the lead :) But I did not at all and, shockingly, it wasn't because he was played by the mega-hot Blue Lan. The reason I did not mind was twofold: (1) The drama itself made no bones Da Feng is an utter bastard (until his inevitable reformation). Seeing his upbringing, it was not particularly surprising either. My big problem with drama characters arises when my perception of them differs from the makers' and here it was not the case. (2) Fu An is hardly a wilting weeping flower. She can stand up to anything (this being a twdrama, actions are of course exaggerated - he gets a hitman but she tries to get him drowned in quicksand :P They are made for each other :P).

Anyway, it's not the best drama ever made, but I enjoyed it. Count me in on the "yay" side of the debate.

And even if you don't watch it, at least check out this very very adorable MV with a LOT of kissing.



Have a couple more )
dangermousie: (B&W Zai Tian by scanky_chops)
(Yes, I know, I am horribly behind on comment response. I promise to get to them today).

But for now - I've seen this topic come up on my friendslist so I am making a little push for last year's Easy Fortune Happy Life starring Chen Qiao En and Blue Lan.

EFHL was a controversial twdrama - some people didn't care for the hero and wanted him eaten by piranhas and others (like me) really enjoyed the drama. I think the set-up explains the controversy quite well - Blue Lan plays Da Feng, an arrogant scion of a greedy, soulless family. Upon finding out that his inheriting a fortune depends on marrying some random girl he's never met, he decides to do the only logical thing - hire a hitman to take out his unseen fiancee. But because this is a twdrama, little does he know that his fiancee is the quirky, adorable Fu An (Chen Qiao En), the girl he's been fighting and slowly falling in love with.

You can see why many people had a problem with him as the lead :) But I did not at all and, shockingly, it wasn't because he was played by the mega-hot Blue Lan. The reason I did not mind was twofold: (1) The drama itself made no bones Da Feng is an utter bastard (until his inevitable reformation). Seeing his upbringing, it was not particularly surprising either. My big problem with drama characters arises when my perception of them differs from the makers' and here it was not the case. (2) Fu An is hardly a wilting weeping flower. She can stand up to anything (this being a twdrama, actions are of course exaggerated - he gets a hitman but she tries to get him drowned in quicksand :P They are made for each other :P).

Anyway, it's not the best drama ever made, but I enjoyed it. Count me in on the "yay" side of the debate.

And even if you don't watch it, at least check out this very very adorable MV with a LOT of kissing.



Have a couple more )
dangermousie: (B&W Zai Tian by scanky_chops)
1. Say what you will about Taiwanese dramas, they certainly deliver on the kissing front:



From Easy Fortune Happy Life - now that the drama is over, I'll probably watch it with help of fast-forward to mitigate the heroine's horrific mugging. I love my angsty twdramas but most of the cracky ones leave me scratching my head.

2. Speaking of crack, there is an upcoming Mike He/Charlene Choi drama Calling for Love whose hero is supposed to be a big idol star who actually is only doing it to pay off family debts and secretly yearns to be a graduate student. I mean, as this and upcoming Summer of Bubbles indicate, if you are broke or otherwise in monetary trouble, the easiest thing to do is to become an idol - after all, everyone seems to do it. HA.

3. Mark Chao (from Black and White *swoon*) apparently has an upcoming drama filming where he is the lead. Thank you, drama tptb.

4. I will never stop laughing at the concept of panda superheroes drama. Yeah. Go go go go you fierce Pandamen!

5. Have a little Vanness/Ady (Next Stop Happiness in few days YES):



In conclusion, I am not watching a single currently-airing drama. However, it's about to change with the near-simulataneous arrival of Next Stop Happiness (Taiwan), You're Beautiful (Korea) and IRIS (Korea). Still, my goal is to finish Smile before that - I love my Matsujun.
dangermousie: (B&W Zai Tian by scanky_chops)
1. Say what you will about Taiwanese dramas, they certainly deliver on the kissing front:



From Easy Fortune Happy Life - now that the drama is over, I'll probably watch it with help of fast-forward to mitigate the heroine's horrific mugging. I love my angsty twdramas but most of the cracky ones leave me scratching my head.

2. Speaking of crack, there is an upcoming Mike He/Charlene Choi drama Calling for Love whose hero is supposed to be a big idol star who actually is only doing it to pay off family debts and secretly yearns to be a graduate student. I mean, as this and upcoming Summer of Bubbles indicate, if you are broke or otherwise in monetary trouble, the easiest thing to do is to become an idol - after all, everyone seems to do it. HA.

3. Mark Chao (from Black and White *swoon*) apparently has an upcoming drama filming where he is the lead. Thank you, drama tptb.

4. I will never stop laughing at the concept of panda superheroes drama. Yeah. Go go go go you fierce Pandamen!

5. Have a little Vanness/Ady (Next Stop Happiness in few days YES):



In conclusion, I am not watching a single currently-airing drama. However, it's about to change with the near-simulataneous arrival of Next Stop Happiness (Taiwan), You're Beautiful (Korea) and IRIS (Korea). Still, my goal is to finish Smile before that - I love my Matsujun.

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