dangermousie: (Gloria - Dong Ah broken by timescout)
Am currently in the middle of ep 13 of Gaksital, which is freaking amazing, but all I want to say for now is:



I am finding Dam Sa Ri ridiculously hot! I mean! He's a rebel leader who makes bombs while wearing impeccably tailored clothes with vests! And is a good daddy to awesome Mok Dan! I mean, Kang To is hot and all, but I wouldn't kick Daddy Rebel out of bed for eating crackers! I am officially either old or with a massive daddy fixation :P Though wiki lists Jun Noh Min,* who plays Dam Sa Ri, as born in 1966 which means he's only 12 years older than me, so daddy fixation is ruled out. Yup, I am officially an ahjumma.

* OMFG, I know where I saw him before! I crushed on him there too! It was in Family Honor, where he was the oldest brother who had that totally sweet and wonderful romance with a much younger, suicidal woman! EEEEEE!!!!



To show that my priorities haven't entirely shifted, have the above forehead kiss that made me melt! Now take off the mask and french her, Kang To! You know, he is the perfect son-in-law for Daddy Rebel - they can go smiting the imperial army together and Mok Dan would be their wingman (wingwoman?). Awesome.
dangermousie: (Gloria - Dong Ah broken by timescout)
Am currently in the middle of ep 13 of Gaksital, which is freaking amazing, but all I want to say for now is:



I am finding Dam Sa Ri ridiculously hot! I mean! He's a rebel leader who makes bombs while wearing impeccably tailored clothes with vests! And is a good daddy to awesome Mok Dan! I mean, Kang To is hot and all, but I wouldn't kick Daddy Rebel out of bed for eating crackers! I am officially either old or with a massive daddy fixation :P Though wiki lists Jun Noh Min,* who plays Dam Sa Ri, as born in 1966 which means he's only 12 years older than me, so daddy fixation is ruled out. Yup, I am officially an ahjumma.

* OMFG, I know where I saw him before! I crushed on him there too! It was in Family Honor, where he was the oldest brother who had that totally sweet and wonderful romance with a much younger, suicidal woman! EEEEEE!!!!



To show that my priorities haven't entirely shifted, have the above forehead kiss that made me melt! Now take off the mask and french her, Kang To! You know, he is the perfect son-in-law for Daddy Rebel - they can go smiting the imperial army together and Mok Dan would be their wingman (wingwoman?). Awesome.
dangermousie: (Gloria - Dong Ah broken by timescout)
Am currently in the middle of ep 13 of Gaksital, which is freaking amazing, but all I want to say for now is:



I am finding Dam Sa Ri ridiculously hot! I mean! He's a rebel leader who makes bombs while wearing impeccably tailored clothes with vests! And is a good daddy to awesome Mok Dan! I mean, Kang To is hot and all, but I wouldn't kick Daddy Rebel out of bed for eating crackers! I am officially either old or with a massive daddy fixation :P Though wiki lists Jun Noh Min,* who plays Dam Sa Ri, as born in 1966 which means he's only 12 years older than me, so daddy fixation is ruled out. Yup, I am officially an ahjumma.

* OMFG, I know where I saw him before! I crushed on him there too! It was in Family Honor, where he was the oldest brother who had that totally sweet and wonderful romance with a much younger, suicidal woman! EEEEEE!!!!



To show that my priorities haven't entirely shifted, have the above forehead kiss that made me melt! Now take off the mask and french her, Kang To! You know, he is the perfect son-in-law for Daddy Rebel - they can go smiting the imperial army together and Mok Dan would be their wingman (wingwoman?). Awesome.
dangermousie: (Default)





That's right, Family Honor!

I stopped on ep 31 ages ago because after all that angst, Kang Suk and Dan Ah are finally happy, and I just knew more angst was in store since it is a 54-ep drama, and I just didn't want to move on from the happiness. But I finally got my courage up (or maybe I just missed Park Shi Hoo too much :)) so here we are. And luckily, so far ep 32 is full-on cuteness!!!

I especially loved the scene of him buying her a coat because on the surface that is just a normal nice thing - they are engaged, he is buying her a coat, big deal. But it's such a huge thing that she allows him this, because it shows her letting go of the past and her mantra that if her dead husband is in the ground, she should be cold too.

Ahhh, darlings!!!
dangermousie: (Default)





That's right, Family Honor!

I stopped on ep 31 ages ago because after all that angst, Kang Suk and Dan Ah are finally happy, and I just knew more angst was in store since it is a 54-ep drama, and I just didn't want to move on from the happiness. But I finally got my courage up (or maybe I just missed Park Shi Hoo too much :)) so here we are. And luckily, so far ep 32 is full-on cuteness!!!

I especially loved the scene of him buying her a coat because on the surface that is just a normal nice thing - they are engaged, he is buying her a coat, big deal. But it's such a huge thing that she allows him this, because it shows her letting go of the past and her mantra that if her dead husband is in the ground, she should be cold too.

Ahhh, darlings!!!
dangermousie: (Default)





That's right, Family Honor!

I stopped on ep 31 ages ago because after all that angst, Kang Suk and Dan Ah are finally happy, and I just knew more angst was in store since it is a 54-ep drama, and I just didn't want to move on from the happiness. But I finally got my courage up (or maybe I just missed Park Shi Hoo too much :)) so here we are. And luckily, so far ep 32 is full-on cuteness!!!

I especially loved the scene of him buying her a coat because on the surface that is just a normal nice thing - they are engaged, he is buying her a coat, big deal. But it's such a huge thing that she allows him this, because it shows her letting go of the past and her mantra that if her dead husband is in the ground, she should be cold too.

Ahhh, darlings!!!
dangermousie: (Iljimae: Shi Ho hat by alexandral)
I am watching eps 23/24 of TPM with 'proper' subs.



Guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh.

Now, where are my Family Honor eps, again? I believe I stopped with ep 31 and must must must continue now.
dangermousie: (Iljimae: Shi Ho hat by alexandral)
I am watching eps 23/24 of TPM with 'proper' subs.



Guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh.

Now, where are my Family Honor eps, again? I believe I stopped with ep 31 and must must must continue now.
dangermousie: (Iljimae: Shi Ho hat by alexandral)
I am watching eps 23/24 of TPM with 'proper' subs.



Guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh.

Now, where are my Family Honor eps, again? I believe I stopped with ep 31 and must must must continue now.
dangermousie: (Default)
I am going to try doing something new. Let me know if it's a good idea.

The reason I love kdramas so is, in large part, due to their awesome leading men. So I thought I'd do a weekly post highlighting a different one of my favorites.



And the honor of being the first one in the series goes to...ta-dum...Park Shi Hoo.

All about Park Shi Hoo. A monster post )

OK, that took a while :)

FWIW, I am taking requests - you can post in comment if you want someone specific next time.
dangermousie: (Default)
Have just finished ep 6 and the verdict is in - it's a cute fun fluffy-light drama that I enjoy a lot but do not love because the switch has never flipped on for me. Probably because this isn't even a romcom but an office drama/comedy with some romantic undertones and it's a miracle enough I like it, considering my dislike for both of those genres. For me to really fall in love, the drama usually has to be very intense, and sweet, cute PtB is the opposite of that.

Still, it's a very fun way to while away a rainy afternoon, and I plan to keep going.

In other news, I am taking a little break from Family Honor. I finished with ep 31 and there is a bit of a lull and happiness and I need to catch my breath and get ready for what will, undoubtedly, be the next round of angst.
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I pretty much sniffled my way through the whole ep because DA and KS are so miserably destroyed.

Grah. I don't blame KS for going ahead and being filial and doing what his parents want even if it's against what he wants and needs and also against what he knows to be right. But the thing is, it is destroying him (his self-loathing, desperate desire to go back to being a beast and stop pretending he's a man, or the way he wants to have been someone else - the man who met DA when they were kids - ouch) and his father doesn't seem to notice at all, he's so caught up in his own views and plans for glory (I let Mom off the hook because if she has more than three braincells, I'll be stunned). His father can't fathom someone having different feelings or morality or anything outside his own and he basically sees KS as a younger clone of himself, while KS is his own person, in many ways very different from his father. Dude, pay attention! If your normally neat-freak son comes home drunk out of his mind daily, maybe you shouldn't be 'oh, I guess the merger is hard work', maybe you should inquire further. You lost one child, as good as lost another, you only really have one left.

Also, this dialogue btw DA and KS made me bawl. They are such adults (I know I keep saying this, but I keep wondering because this is so rare in kdramas).

KS: I have something to return. [gives her back her childhood photo] I said I'd give it back when the game was over. Goodbye.
DA: Why do you look so frail? Are you still not eating and sleeping well?
KS: Why are you so foolish? You know the things I'm doing to your family. Why would you care about how I look?
DA: If it weren't for me, you wouldn't have suffered. If I weren't their daughter, you could've just hunted your prey as you always have.
KS: You're apologizing for being Daeseong's daughter? And that I can't hunt without holding back? Do you even know what I did to you? I asked you to
go out with me while I was planning to take down your family's company. I dragged you around and did only the things I wanted.
DA: But I could smile. Even when you were dragging me along, I smiled a lot. So although I knew what you were doing, I was worried about you. You look so frail.
KS: Don't be so foolish. I can't put you on the same scale with my parents. I can't check to see who's more important to me.
DA: I know, and that's why I couldn't stop you. So I'm sorry that I couldn't
stop you even when you asked.
KS: Even if you had, nothing would've changed. So don't feel sorry for me.
DA: Go, and do the things that you don't want to do.
KS: I shouldn't say this. If I say this, then I'll be doing you wrong again. But I'll say it anyway. If I just keep it to myself until I die, then it might never end. When you were 10, why couldn't it have been me who picked up your shoe at the stream? I think about that. For the first time in my life, I wanted to be somebody else. That's all. It's really over now. Now I can really focus on hunting again.

Oh, and at the end, when she is sick and he stays outside her house all night. OMG.
dangermousie: (Default)
They are so adult and in love and messed-up...







And then he goes off to destroy her family's business...Kang Suk, you are completely screwed up. You broke up with her and ended your 'game' because you are about to move against her family (and told her so, if not in so many words) and now both of you are miserable but all you have to do is to stop. Put the brakes on, for the first time in your life.
dangermousie: (Default)
I just loved it when he clung to her for dear life and begged her to stop him because he couldn't stop himself.

Oh, poor poor Kang Suk, so torn between his duty to his family (especially since he's just learned both the damage their pursuit of wealth has done and the excellent reason his parents have to be obsessed with money) and his love for Dan Ah - their 'game' ceased being one so long ago and he loves her and needs her and she's his sole hope for happiness and salvation.

Yeah, the whole 'my parents want me to take over the business of the family of the woman I love' is ripe for mondo misery. I am so curious to see what we happen!

I need the OTP to have a happy ending so badly because they are both so damaged and only half-alive prior to each other, but I cannot see how they are going to get there. Also, eeeek, Dan Ah would have to live in the house with his parents, and that sounds like a nightmare unless they get struck by lightning.
dangermousie: (Default)
OK, it took me 27 eps but I am finally fed up with College Guy. Not everything in the world revolves around you! Also, taking no for an answer when she gives it to you unswervingly and repeatedly is a necessary life skill.

Ugh.
dangermousie: (Default)
OK, it took me 27 eps but I am finally fed up with College Guy. Not everything in the world revolves around you! Also, taking no for an answer when she gives it to you unswervingly and repeatedly is a necessary life skill.

Ugh.
dangermousie: (Default)
OK, it took me 27 eps but I am finally fed up with College Guy. Not everything in the world revolves around you! Also, taking no for an answer when she gives it to you unswervingly and repeatedly is a necessary life skill.

Ugh.
dangermousie: (Default)
This is my favorite scene so far and nothing really happens in it, just Kang Suk and Dan Ah waiting for sunrise and talking. This writer does dialogues so well, as I discovered with Gloria.

KS: Have you ever watched a sunrise?
DA: A few times.
KS: Which was the most memorable?
DA: I think the one I saw when I was on a school trip. It was on Mt. Tonghak in Gyeongju. I was surprised to see the big red sun that filled the entire sky. At that moment, it felt like life was wonderful. I haven't had that feeling since then.
KS: I went to Gyeongju on a school trip too.
DA: But you didn't see the sunrise?
KS: I got into a fight with my classmates. My father had come along to treat my teachers to a meal. He wanted me to be the class rep, and he thought a food bribe would help.
DA: Did it?
KS: The day before the election, I got into a fight and almost got suspended. Thanks to that,
I was disqualified.
DA: You sure got into a lot of fights.
KS: I could've become a gangster if I wanted to. They even tried to recruit me.
DA: You were lucky to have a rich family. Otherwise, I'd be talking with a mob boss right now.


KS: I don't think you're the sexy type that mob bosses like.

DA: You never know. I have "Innocence of a Dancer" up my sleeve.
[they both laugh]
KS: I spoiled you. [pause] It wasn't because I had a rich family. I didn't want people pointing their fingers at my father for having a gangster son. The thought of living up to
my father's expectations, and not being able to do what I wanted sometimes frustrated me.
DA: Is that why you fought so hard?
KS: I liked being on the receiving end. I knew I was untouchable after high school graduation. So I let them beat me while they could.
DA: Why...are you so cruel to yourself?


KS: That's a first. People ask me why I'm a cruel person, but not why I'm cruel to myself.
DA: You once told me to love myself more. Take your own advice. Then your life won't be as frustrating.
[KS steps out of the car and talks to himself]

KS: Are you even aware of how cruel I am to you? You stupid woman.

I loooove character development through dialogue but even more do I love knowing what makes these people tick through dialogue and that conversation explains so much about both DA and KS. Therapy!!!

Some delicious shippy caps from recent eps )

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