dangermousie: (Shanghai Bund: love by kycoo)
Because I am sort of crazy, I took some caps from the new Chuno trailer:



A few more )

I still can't believe they are going to go "there" - having a heroine who is gangraped. No way. In a drama? No way. (Historically accurate? Yes. Alluded to in a drama? I am totally stunned. I suppose the soldiers can always just drag her off for sale, or similar. Because, no way are they having it in kdrama - they didn't even let the BOF protagonists properly lock lips!). I know this is supposed to be grim and brutal and about slavery and murder but still...The only one I've seen that had that issue in it was Eyes of Dawn (about comfort women - it was excellent but I had to stop, it was making me upset - I must continue at some point, though). Lee Da Hae is going to break my heart in this one, isn't she? After My Girl et al, people sort of place her in the comedy actress category, but she tore my heart out in Green Rose, before she became 'quirky girl.'

In other news, as I posted in [livejournal.com profile] joonni's lj, I am in love with Will It Snow for Christmas - I love the pace - just right. I loved the last scene between child protagonists (the one with milk and egg - it so rang true to me - it's one of those pieces of childhood cruelty that you regret afterwards). I loved that they do not spend their lives incapable of other relationships (I think the girl Go Soo took to his Mom was his third gf?). I love that he became very successful and driven but still has that anger in him. I love how fearless she is. I love their chemistry and oh boy, do I love Go Soo - how much I missed him on my screen. The way he looks at her!

dangermousie: (Shanghai Bund: love by kycoo)
Because I am sort of crazy, I took some caps from the new Chuno trailer:



A few more )

I still can't believe they are going to go "there" - having a heroine who is gangraped. No way. In a drama? No way. (Historically accurate? Yes. Alluded to in a drama? I am totally stunned. I suppose the soldiers can always just drag her off for sale, or similar. Because, no way are they having it in kdrama - they didn't even let the BOF protagonists properly lock lips!). I know this is supposed to be grim and brutal and about slavery and murder but still...The only one I've seen that had that issue in it was Eyes of Dawn (about comfort women - it was excellent but I had to stop, it was making me upset - I must continue at some point, though). Lee Da Hae is going to break my heart in this one, isn't she? After My Girl et al, people sort of place her in the comedy actress category, but she tore my heart out in Green Rose, before she became 'quirky girl.'

In other news, as I posted in [livejournal.com profile] joonni's lj, I am in love with Will It Snow for Christmas - I love the pace - just right. I loved the last scene between child protagonists (the one with milk and egg - it so rang true to me - it's one of those pieces of childhood cruelty that you regret afterwards). I loved that they do not spend their lives incapable of other relationships (I think the girl Go Soo took to his Mom was his third gf?). I love that he became very successful and driven but still has that anger in him. I love how fearless she is. I love their chemistry and oh boy, do I love Go Soo - how much I missed him on my screen. The way he looks at her!

dangermousie: (Shanghai Bund: love by kycoo)
Because I am sort of crazy, I took some caps from the new Chuno trailer:



A few more )

I still can't believe they are going to go "there" - having a heroine who is gangraped. No way. In a drama? No way. (Historically accurate? Yes. Alluded to in a drama? I am totally stunned. I suppose the soldiers can always just drag her off for sale, or similar. Because, no way are they having it in kdrama - they didn't even let the BOF protagonists properly lock lips!). I know this is supposed to be grim and brutal and about slavery and murder but still...The only one I've seen that had that issue in it was Eyes of Dawn (about comfort women - it was excellent but I had to stop, it was making me upset - I must continue at some point, though). Lee Da Hae is going to break my heart in this one, isn't she? After My Girl et al, people sort of place her in the comedy actress category, but she tore my heart out in Green Rose, before she became 'quirky girl.'

In other news, as I posted in [livejournal.com profile] joonni's lj, I am in love with Will It Snow for Christmas - I love the pace - just right. I loved the last scene between child protagonists (the one with milk and egg - it so rang true to me - it's one of those pieces of childhood cruelty that you regret afterwards). I loved that they do not spend their lives incapable of other relationships (I think the girl Go Soo took to his Mom was his third gf?). I love that he became very successful and driven but still has that anger in him. I love how fearless she is. I love their chemistry and oh boy, do I love Go Soo - how much I missed him on my screen. The way he looks at her!

dangermousie: (Spring Waltz OTP by scanky_chops)
Am on episode 22 of Brilliant Legacy

*am not sure what I love more - the scene with the blanket or when Hwan extends his hand to catch drips in a cave so Eun Sung won't get wet - what I really love about Hwan is that he is incredibly straightforward - he doesn't play games and he has no 'shame' - he is in love with Eun Sung and he doesn't care if Other Girl and Other Guy know it.

* Speaking of other guys, poor Jun Se oppa - I find him dead boring, but he is a nice guy. Awwww. ETA: I take it back. Fuck off and die, jerk! You are trying to be manipulative and guilt Eun Sung into not dating Hwan? Fine. But anyone who has the gall to tell Eun Sung she shouldn't date Hwan because of Seung Mi's love for Hwan while knowing the way Seung Mi treated Eun Sung and wrecked her life is not only insane but should die in a ditch. Preferably after contracting leprosy. How Jun Se can even dare say out loud that Eun Sung owes Seung Mi anything? Hell, if I were Eun Sung, I'd date Hwan even if I didn't like him just to pay Seung Mi back some small percentage of misery she and her Monster Mom inflicted on me. The only thing Eun Sung owes Seung Mi is a bunch of hard slaps and Jun Se trying to pretend otherwise for his own selfish reasons is SICK. I don't care if he told Eun Sung she shouldn't date Hwan because she owes Jun Se himself too much and it would hurt him or even because of family issues (her missing brother, the fact that Hwan's family hates her etc) but he is trying to come across as unselfish and in the process the justification he is trying to use is inexcusable. *puke*

* Ahhhh, Seung Mi. UGH BITCH. (The glee of viikii commenters in anything bad that happens to her is hilariously delicious). Actually, the drop scene is better than the blanket scene for me because Seung Mi is there to see it. HEEEE. In your face! I want Hwan and Eun Sung to make out and send you the video which you would be forced to watch. In jail. The funny thing is, I don't hate any of her OTP-interloper stuff, I hate the way she wrecked Eun Sung's life - keeping her father away from her, not returning her money, wrecking her new-found place in a new family, etc. I would be happy with anything that hurt her - and her weak point is Hwan. I would love her face to be ground into the OTP not because she should be punished for loving Hwan or because she interferes with Hwan/Eun Sung (she doesn't, really) but because she needs to be punished in some way for the damage she has inflicted on Eun Sung through selfishness and maliciousness.

* THE KISS. It was the most gorgeous first kiss I have seen in a kdrama since...Spring Waltz, also starring Han Hyo Joo (she is awesome!) I am not sure what I loved more - the dreamlike atmosphere, what Hwan told her right before, or the fact that it was on a rickety, unstable bridge which is totally symbolic for how the ground has shifted under their feet utterly, emotionally.

* Lee Seung Gi is much too young and doesn't look at all like my type normally, either (there are no chiseled features in evidence) but he acts Hwan so well and the character of Hwan is so amazing that somehow I realized I find him ridiculously sexy as the eps progress - in each ep he is better-looking than the previous one and now I find him completely gorgeously irresistable even if objectively I realize he isn't.

I have also started Eyes of Dawn - I think I will have to devote of block of time to it as it does not look like anything you can watch casually. Also, sort of need to prepare myself - the heroine gets brutally raped in the first 10 minutes! I knew it was about comfort women but I guess I thought they would ease into the brutal parts of the storyline - they did not.
dangermousie: (Spring Waltz OTP by scanky_chops)
Am on episode 22 of Brilliant Legacy

*am not sure what I love more - the scene with the blanket or when Hwan extends his hand to catch drips in a cave so Eun Sung won't get wet - what I really love about Hwan is that he is incredibly straightforward - he doesn't play games and he has no 'shame' - he is in love with Eun Sung and he doesn't care if Other Girl and Other Guy know it.

* Speaking of other guys, poor Jun Se oppa - I find him dead boring, but he is a nice guy. Awwww. ETA: I take it back. Fuck off and die, jerk! You are trying to be manipulative and guilt Eun Sung into not dating Hwan? Fine. But anyone who has the gall to tell Eun Sung she shouldn't date Hwan because of Seung Mi's love for Hwan while knowing the way Seung Mi treated Eun Sung and wrecked her life is not only insane but should die in a ditch. Preferably after contracting leprosy. How Jun Se can even dare say out loud that Eun Sung owes Seung Mi anything? Hell, if I were Eun Sung, I'd date Hwan even if I didn't like him just to pay Seung Mi back some small percentage of misery she and her Monster Mom inflicted on me. The only thing Eun Sung owes Seung Mi is a bunch of hard slaps and Jun Se trying to pretend otherwise for his own selfish reasons is SICK. I don't care if he told Eun Sung she shouldn't date Hwan because she owes Jun Se himself too much and it would hurt him or even because of family issues (her missing brother, the fact that Hwan's family hates her etc) but he is trying to come across as unselfish and in the process the justification he is trying to use is inexcusable. *puke*

* Ahhhh, Seung Mi. UGH BITCH. (The glee of viikii commenters in anything bad that happens to her is hilariously delicious). Actually, the drop scene is better than the blanket scene for me because Seung Mi is there to see it. HEEEE. In your face! I want Hwan and Eun Sung to make out and send you the video which you would be forced to watch. In jail. The funny thing is, I don't hate any of her OTP-interloper stuff, I hate the way she wrecked Eun Sung's life - keeping her father away from her, not returning her money, wrecking her new-found place in a new family, etc. I would be happy with anything that hurt her - and her weak point is Hwan. I would love her face to be ground into the OTP not because she should be punished for loving Hwan or because she interferes with Hwan/Eun Sung (she doesn't, really) but because she needs to be punished in some way for the damage she has inflicted on Eun Sung through selfishness and maliciousness.

* THE KISS. It was the most gorgeous first kiss I have seen in a kdrama since...Spring Waltz, also starring Han Hyo Joo (she is awesome!) I am not sure what I loved more - the dreamlike atmosphere, what Hwan told her right before, or the fact that it was on a rickety, unstable bridge which is totally symbolic for how the ground has shifted under their feet utterly, emotionally.

* Lee Seung Gi is much too young and doesn't look at all like my type normally, either (there are no chiseled features in evidence) but he acts Hwan so well and the character of Hwan is so amazing that somehow I realized I find him ridiculously sexy as the eps progress - in each ep he is better-looking than the previous one and now I find him completely gorgeously irresistable even if objectively I realize he isn't.

I have also started Eyes of Dawn - I think I will have to devote of block of time to it as it does not look like anything you can watch casually. Also, sort of need to prepare myself - the heroine gets brutally raped in the first 10 minutes! I knew it was about comfort women but I guess I thought they would ease into the brutal parts of the storyline - they did not.
dangermousie: (Spring Waltz OTP by scanky_chops)
Am on episode 22 of Brilliant Legacy

*am not sure what I love more - the scene with the blanket or when Hwan extends his hand to catch drips in a cave so Eun Sung won't get wet - what I really love about Hwan is that he is incredibly straightforward - he doesn't play games and he has no 'shame' - he is in love with Eun Sung and he doesn't care if Other Girl and Other Guy know it.

* Speaking of other guys, poor Jun Se oppa - I find him dead boring, but he is a nice guy. Awwww. ETA: I take it back. Fuck off and die, jerk! You are trying to be manipulative and guilt Eun Sung into not dating Hwan? Fine. But anyone who has the gall to tell Eun Sung she shouldn't date Hwan because of Seung Mi's love for Hwan while knowing the way Seung Mi treated Eun Sung and wrecked her life is not only insane but should die in a ditch. Preferably after contracting leprosy. How Jun Se can even dare say out loud that Eun Sung owes Seung Mi anything? Hell, if I were Eun Sung, I'd date Hwan even if I didn't like him just to pay Seung Mi back some small percentage of misery she and her Monster Mom inflicted on me. The only thing Eun Sung owes Seung Mi is a bunch of hard slaps and Jun Se trying to pretend otherwise for his own selfish reasons is SICK. I don't care if he told Eun Sung she shouldn't date Hwan because she owes Jun Se himself too much and it would hurt him or even because of family issues (her missing brother, the fact that Hwan's family hates her etc) but he is trying to come across as unselfish and in the process the justification he is trying to use is inexcusable. *puke*

* Ahhhh, Seung Mi. UGH BITCH. (The glee of viikii commenters in anything bad that happens to her is hilariously delicious). Actually, the drop scene is better than the blanket scene for me because Seung Mi is there to see it. HEEEE. In your face! I want Hwan and Eun Sung to make out and send you the video which you would be forced to watch. In jail. The funny thing is, I don't hate any of her OTP-interloper stuff, I hate the way she wrecked Eun Sung's life - keeping her father away from her, not returning her money, wrecking her new-found place in a new family, etc. I would be happy with anything that hurt her - and her weak point is Hwan. I would love her face to be ground into the OTP not because she should be punished for loving Hwan or because she interferes with Hwan/Eun Sung (she doesn't, really) but because she needs to be punished in some way for the damage she has inflicted on Eun Sung through selfishness and maliciousness.

* THE KISS. It was the most gorgeous first kiss I have seen in a kdrama since...Spring Waltz, also starring Han Hyo Joo (she is awesome!) I am not sure what I loved more - the dreamlike atmosphere, what Hwan told her right before, or the fact that it was on a rickety, unstable bridge which is totally symbolic for how the ground has shifted under their feet utterly, emotionally.

* Lee Seung Gi is much too young and doesn't look at all like my type normally, either (there are no chiseled features in evidence) but he acts Hwan so well and the character of Hwan is so amazing that somehow I realized I find him ridiculously sexy as the eps progress - in each ep he is better-looking than the previous one and now I find him completely gorgeously irresistable even if objectively I realize he isn't.

I have also started Eyes of Dawn - I think I will have to devote of block of time to it as it does not look like anything you can watch casually. Also, sort of need to prepare myself - the heroine gets brutally raped in the first 10 minutes! I knew it was about comfort women but I guess I thought they would ease into the brutal parts of the storyline - they did not.
dangermousie: (Default)
I am madly in love with Fashion 70s soundtrack. I am also amused at the blatant, blatant fanservice - when they juxtposed Jang Bin drinking shirtless in his room and Dong Young doing shirtless pushups, I loled and loled and loled.

Dong Young! I know that when the President himself comes and begs you to go on a mission, guilt-tripping you about your dead Ma and telling you not to bring your girlfriend along because you might get killed, leaving her might seem like a good idea. But write a note, will ya? Also, Dong Young's latest job assignment is as some sort of deeply unofficial negotiator/infliltrator of North Koreans - he has a lovely promise that since it's all undercover and unofficial, he will have no immunity and the Govt won't bail him out. If I were Duh Mi, I'd want a boyfriend with a safer job. Maybe a bomb defusing expert? A drug smuggler? A professional "down Niagara in a barrel" traveler? On the plus side, he has pretty spy angst with a gun.

It's funny, I realized something - my natural preference is for serious dramas. They don't have to be tragic, but they have to be "serious". Light or comedic ones almost never work for me unless there is a wacky/quirky premise - a yakuza heiress becoming a teacher to a delinquent class, a girl masqueranding as a boy who has her employer fall for her without knowing of her gender etc etc. A normal light drama will never hook me.

Speaking of, once I finish Fashion 70s, I finally got my discs of Eyes of Dawn. Seeing that it's set in WW2 Korea, I foresee a barrel of laughs. Right.

dangermousie: (Default)
I am madly in love with Fashion 70s soundtrack. I am also amused at the blatant, blatant fanservice - when they juxtposed Jang Bin drinking shirtless in his room and Dong Young doing shirtless pushups, I loled and loled and loled.

Dong Young! I know that when the President himself comes and begs you to go on a mission, guilt-tripping you about your dead Ma and telling you not to bring your girlfriend along because you might get killed, leaving her might seem like a good idea. But write a note, will ya? Also, Dong Young's latest job assignment is as some sort of deeply unofficial negotiator/infliltrator of North Koreans - he has a lovely promise that since it's all undercover and unofficial, he will have no immunity and the Govt won't bail him out. If I were Duh Mi, I'd want a boyfriend with a safer job. Maybe a bomb defusing expert? A drug smuggler? A professional "down Niagara in a barrel" traveler? On the plus side, he has pretty spy angst with a gun.

It's funny, I realized something - my natural preference is for serious dramas. They don't have to be tragic, but they have to be "serious". Light or comedic ones almost never work for me unless there is a wacky/quirky premise - a yakuza heiress becoming a teacher to a delinquent class, a girl masqueranding as a boy who has her employer fall for her without knowing of her gender etc etc. A normal light drama will never hook me.

Speaking of, once I finish Fashion 70s, I finally got my discs of Eyes of Dawn. Seeing that it's set in WW2 Korea, I foresee a barrel of laughs. Right.

dangermousie: (Default)
I am madly in love with Fashion 70s soundtrack. I am also amused at the blatant, blatant fanservice - when they juxtposed Jang Bin drinking shirtless in his room and Dong Young doing shirtless pushups, I loled and loled and loled.

Dong Young! I know that when the President himself comes and begs you to go on a mission, guilt-tripping you about your dead Ma and telling you not to bring your girlfriend along because you might get killed, leaving her might seem like a good idea. But write a note, will ya? Also, Dong Young's latest job assignment is as some sort of deeply unofficial negotiator/infliltrator of North Koreans - he has a lovely promise that since it's all undercover and unofficial, he will have no immunity and the Govt won't bail him out. If I were Duh Mi, I'd want a boyfriend with a safer job. Maybe a bomb defusing expert? A drug smuggler? A professional "down Niagara in a barrel" traveler? On the plus side, he has pretty spy angst with a gun.

It's funny, I realized something - my natural preference is for serious dramas. They don't have to be tragic, but they have to be "serious". Light or comedic ones almost never work for me unless there is a wacky/quirky premise - a yakuza heiress becoming a teacher to a delinquent class, a girl masqueranding as a boy who has her employer fall for her without knowing of her gender etc etc. A normal light drama will never hook me.

Speaking of, once I finish Fashion 70s, I finally got my discs of Eyes of Dawn. Seeing that it's set in WW2 Korea, I foresee a barrel of laughs. Right.

dangermousie: (Legend: Chuhro by miss-dian)
Just got my hands on the granddaddy of all kdramas, Eyes of Dawn (1991).

Credits:



War, occupation, and comfort women - not subjects kdramas have addressed much since. It sounds like this famous drama could be something I will find good.

In another universe from serious issues of EoD, I am planning to start deliciously trashy Bad Love. How can I resist. How?



Is it hot here or is it just me?
dangermousie: (Legend: Chuhro by miss-dian)
Just got my hands on the granddaddy of all kdramas, Eyes of Dawn (1991).

Credits:



War, occupation, and comfort women - not subjects kdramas have addressed much since. It sounds like this famous drama could be something I will find good.

In another universe from serious issues of EoD, I am planning to start deliciously trashy Bad Love. How can I resist. How?



Is it hot here or is it just me?
dangermousie: (Legend: Chuhro by miss-dian)
Just got my hands on the granddaddy of all kdramas, Eyes of Dawn (1991).

Credits:



War, occupation, and comfort women - not subjects kdramas have addressed much since. It sounds like this famous drama could be something I will find good.

In another universe from serious issues of EoD, I am planning to start deliciously trashy Bad Love. How can I resist. How?



Is it hot here or is it just me?

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