dangermousie: (B&W Zai Tian by scanky_chops)
Posting that MV for [livejournal.com profile] alexandral actually made me think about Fashion 70s again and what a great drama it was.

One of the things that I loved the most about it was that it had four main characters (not the usual hero/heroine and 2 third wheels) who were all equally important and complex. In fact, while I loved Dumi, who was the closest the drama had to the main character among the four, she was the least interesting among them because she was the least damaged. Even if (because F70 is so very good) the reason she escaped all of that was because she actually sustained the greatest damage of all - the trauma was so severe that she forgot/supressed her childhood and all the horrors of war that it contained.

In a way, she is like Candide, or (to make a drama comparison), Taro of Utahime - she can only stay pure and joyous in the world because she has no memories of her past and knowledge of the ugly truths it contains for most of the drama.



I also find it so interesting that I think it's, in part, that impulsive joyousness that both Dong Young and Bin both get drawn to - because it's such a rare commodity in their world.



Actually, I think my favorite character may be the tragic, doomed Kang Hee - I just want to weep for her. I found her and Dong Young's relationship one of the most moving in the drama even if it was not a romantic one - certainly not on his part and, not really, not even on hers. That last assertion may sound odd because she certainly goes through the drama acting in love with him but that's the thing - it's not really truly love. It's something much sadder than that - her sense of identity, of self, is so fractured that she needs him as external validation. Because Dong Young is so good and so kind and so steady - if he loves her than must mean she is good and kind and steady too. Because Kang Hee has all this inferiority and guilt - daughter of a thieving servant, someone who feels such guilt for Dumi's death (or so she believes) even though they were both children and it was not her fault at all. Not to mention the horrific psychic damage inflicted on her by having to live Dumi's life. I can't even hate Dumi's father - he is grieving for the loss of his wife and daughter. But to raise a little girl and call her by his dead daughter's name, to celebrate her birthday on his dead daughter's birthday, to shut down every time she tries to assert her own past and identity - that is horrific. No wonder Kang Hee has no sense of her own identity - in a way, for her, Dong Young gives her a place in the world and allows her to feel real because he's known her as both Kang Hee before she had to live this masquerade and after. I think that is why she falls apart so when he falls in love with Dumi - she actually only truly is devastated once she finds out it's Dumi. Before, when it was some random islander girl, she wasn't happy but she was OK. It's only when she realizes who that is that she is truly lost - because in a way it's like losing her identity and her claim on the world all over again.



Part of the reason I ultimately shipped Dumi with Dong Young (despite loving Bin/Dumi like burning and seeing the potential in Kang hee/Dong Young) is that I think both Kang Hee and Bin truly needed something else - not an OTP - to fix them. But while I don't think Kang Hee was truly fixable, Bin is. I adore him so much and I thought he and Dumi had amazing, scorching chemistry, but what he really needed wasn't Dumi's love - because that would have only been a bandaid over his true huge issue - the tortured relationship with his mother. I really really loved that story strand because I felt for them both - Bin's mother did some horrific things when he was a child and I can completely understand why he is so angry and won't give even a millimeter, but she has also genuinely changed and repented, only to be confronted with an angry, shut-off adult son who lashes out even as he desperately craves her affection.



I think it's no coincidence that Dong Young and Dumi are the least damaged of the four (though DY is pretty screwed up - all that control and self-abnegation and huge walls and so tightly wound he may snap at any second) because they have the healthiest parental relationships - Dumi with her adopted mother and DY with his military father who doesn't talk much but is fiercely proud of his capable son.
dangermousie: (B&W Zai Tian by scanky_chops)
Posting that MV for [livejournal.com profile] alexandral actually made me think about Fashion 70s again and what a great drama it was.

One of the things that I loved the most about it was that it had four main characters (not the usual hero/heroine and 2 third wheels) who were all equally important and complex. In fact, while I loved Dumi, who was the closest the drama had to the main character among the four, she was the least interesting among them because she was the least damaged. Even if (because F70 is so very good) the reason she escaped all of that was because she actually sustained the greatest damage of all - the trauma was so severe that she forgot/supressed her childhood and all the horrors of war that it contained.

In a way, she is like Candide, or (to make a drama comparison), Taro of Utahime - she can only stay pure and joyous in the world because she has no memories of her past and knowledge of the ugly truths it contains for most of the drama.



I also find it so interesting that I think it's, in part, that impulsive joyousness that both Dong Young and Bin both get drawn to - because it's such a rare commodity in their world.



Actually, I think my favorite character may be the tragic, doomed Kang Hee - I just want to weep for her. I found her and Dong Young's relationship one of the most moving in the drama even if it was not a romantic one - certainly not on his part and, not really, not even on hers. That last assertion may sound odd because she certainly goes through the drama acting in love with him but that's the thing - it's not really truly love. It's something much sadder than that - her sense of identity, of self, is so fractured that she needs him as external validation. Because Dong Young is so good and so kind and so steady - if he loves her than must mean she is good and kind and steady too. Because Kang Hee has all this inferiority and guilt - daughter of a thieving servant, someone who feels such guilt for Dumi's death (or so she believes) even though they were both children and it was not her fault at all. Not to mention the horrific psychic damage inflicted on her by having to live Dumi's life. I can't even hate Dumi's father - he is grieving for the loss of his wife and daughter. But to raise a little girl and call her by his dead daughter's name, to celebrate her birthday on his dead daughter's birthday, to shut down every time she tries to assert her own past and identity - that is horrific. No wonder Kang Hee has no sense of her own identity - in a way, for her, Dong Young gives her a place in the world and allows her to feel real because he's known her as both Kang Hee before she had to live this masquerade and after. I think that is why she falls apart so when he falls in love with Dumi - she actually only truly is devastated once she finds out it's Dumi. Before, when it was some random islander girl, she wasn't happy but she was OK. It's only when she realizes who that is that she is truly lost - because in a way it's like losing her identity and her claim on the world all over again.



Part of the reason I ultimately shipped Dumi with Dong Young (despite loving Bin/Dumi like burning and seeing the potential in Kang hee/Dong Young) is that I think both Kang Hee and Bin truly needed something else - not an OTP - to fix them. But while I don't think Kang Hee was truly fixable, Bin is. I adore him so much and I thought he and Dumi had amazing, scorching chemistry, but what he really needed wasn't Dumi's love - because that would have only been a bandaid over his true huge issue - the tortured relationship with his mother. I really really loved that story strand because I felt for them both - Bin's mother did some horrific things when he was a child and I can completely understand why he is so angry and won't give even a millimeter, but she has also genuinely changed and repented, only to be confronted with an angry, shut-off adult son who lashes out even as he desperately craves her affection.



I think it's no coincidence that Dong Young and Dumi are the least damaged of the four (though DY is pretty screwed up - all that control and self-abnegation and huge walls and so tightly wound he may snap at any second) because they have the healthiest parental relationships - Dumi with her adopted mother and DY with his military father who doesn't talk much but is fiercely proud of his capable son.
dangermousie: (B&W Zai Tian by scanky_chops)
Posting that MV for [livejournal.com profile] alexandral actually made me think about Fashion 70s again and what a great drama it was.

One of the things that I loved the most about it was that it had four main characters (not the usual hero/heroine and 2 third wheels) who were all equally important and complex. In fact, while I loved Dumi, who was the closest the drama had to the main character among the four, she was the least interesting among them because she was the least damaged. Even if (because F70 is so very good) the reason she escaped all of that was because she actually sustained the greatest damage of all - the trauma was so severe that she forgot/supressed her childhood and all the horrors of war that it contained.

In a way, she is like Candide, or (to make a drama comparison), Taro of Utahime - she can only stay pure and joyous in the world because she has no memories of her past and knowledge of the ugly truths it contains for most of the drama.



I also find it so interesting that I think it's, in part, that impulsive joyousness that both Dong Young and Bin both get drawn to - because it's such a rare commodity in their world.



Actually, I think my favorite character may be the tragic, doomed Kang Hee - I just want to weep for her. I found her and Dong Young's relationship one of the most moving in the drama even if it was not a romantic one - certainly not on his part and, not really, not even on hers. That last assertion may sound odd because she certainly goes through the drama acting in love with him but that's the thing - it's not really truly love. It's something much sadder than that - her sense of identity, of self, is so fractured that she needs him as external validation. Because Dong Young is so good and so kind and so steady - if he loves her than must mean she is good and kind and steady too. Because Kang Hee has all this inferiority and guilt - daughter of a thieving servant, someone who feels such guilt for Dumi's death (or so she believes) even though they were both children and it was not her fault at all. Not to mention the horrific psychic damage inflicted on her by having to live Dumi's life. I can't even hate Dumi's father - he is grieving for the loss of his wife and daughter. But to raise a little girl and call her by his dead daughter's name, to celebrate her birthday on his dead daughter's birthday, to shut down every time she tries to assert her own past and identity - that is horrific. No wonder Kang Hee has no sense of her own identity - in a way, for her, Dong Young gives her a place in the world and allows her to feel real because he's known her as both Kang Hee before she had to live this masquerade and after. I think that is why she falls apart so when he falls in love with Dumi - she actually only truly is devastated once she finds out it's Dumi. Before, when it was some random islander girl, she wasn't happy but she was OK. It's only when she realizes who that is that she is truly lost - because in a way it's like losing her identity and her claim on the world all over again.



Part of the reason I ultimately shipped Dumi with Dong Young (despite loving Bin/Dumi like burning and seeing the potential in Kang hee/Dong Young) is that I think both Kang Hee and Bin truly needed something else - not an OTP - to fix them. But while I don't think Kang Hee was truly fixable, Bin is. I adore him so much and I thought he and Dumi had amazing, scorching chemistry, but what he really needed wasn't Dumi's love - because that would have only been a bandaid over his true huge issue - the tortured relationship with his mother. I really really loved that story strand because I felt for them both - Bin's mother did some horrific things when he was a child and I can completely understand why he is so angry and won't give even a millimeter, but she has also genuinely changed and repented, only to be confronted with an angry, shut-off adult son who lashes out even as he desperately craves her affection.



I think it's no coincidence that Dong Young and Dumi are the least damaged of the four (though DY is pretty screwed up - all that control and self-abnegation and huge walls and so tightly wound he may snap at any second) because they have the healthiest parental relationships - Dumi with her adopted mother and DY with his military father who doesn't talk much but is fiercely proud of his capable son.
dangermousie: (Cinderella Unni by Eternal Lover on soom)


You know, I realized something looking at the caps - Chun Jung Myung, like Lee Min Ho, is not photogenic at all. I can totally get why someone looking at these pics without seeing the drama would go 'the fuss is about him?' But when you see him in action, he is completely magnetic.

You will become cooler than me )

And speaking of Chun Jung Myung and continuing my efforts to get [livejournal.com profile] alexandral to check out Fashion 70s, my favorite drama MV ever happens to be for that drama, so have it right here:

dangermousie: (Cinderella Unni by Eternal Lover on soom)


You know, I realized something looking at the caps - Chun Jung Myung, like Lee Min Ho, is not photogenic at all. I can totally get why someone looking at these pics without seeing the drama would go 'the fuss is about him?' But when you see him in action, he is completely magnetic.

You will become cooler than me )

And speaking of Chun Jung Myung and continuing my efforts to get [livejournal.com profile] alexandral to check out Fashion 70s, my favorite drama MV ever happens to be for that drama, so have it right here:

dangermousie: (Cinderella Unni by Eternal Lover on soom)


You know, I realized something looking at the caps - Chun Jung Myung, like Lee Min Ho, is not photogenic at all. I can totally get why someone looking at these pics without seeing the drama would go 'the fuss is about him?' But when you see him in action, he is completely magnetic.

You will become cooler than me )

And speaking of Chun Jung Myung and continuing my efforts to get [livejournal.com profile] alexandral to check out Fashion 70s, my favorite drama MV ever happens to be for that drama, so have it right here:

dangermousie: (YAB by shred)
All I have to say about the wonderfulness of ep 7 of You're Beautiful is contained in the scene where Minam sings to Tae Kyung. (((()))) This drama is so very rock-solid. It's not as brilliant as Hong Gil Dong (but then it doesn't try for political commentary) but it's amazing nontheless.

Also, Tae Kyung is adorable in all the far-fetched excuses he comes with (even for himself) as to why he is always rescuing and tagging after Minam. And Minam is totally teasing him now (the rabbit song!)

Oh God, the two are so compatible together! The bit where she found him by thinking the way he does and then she brought all this stuff in case he needed it - I bet nobody before ever was thoughtful about him.

I haven't seen all of ep 8 yet but I dare you to watch the ending of the episode and not want to stab Tae Kyung's horrifying BITCH of a mother. What kind of a horrific woman lures her kid to dinner for bonding to use this opportunity to issue a press-release and when her kid reminds her it's his birthday (which she has forgotten!), she tells him that his being born ruined her life. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!! I think what really kills me is the way Tae Kyung manages to almost but not quite hold it together until he leaves and then just starts sobbing and trying to stifle it with his hands. And I love that Minam overhears that exchange - because his horrifying mother is something Tae Kyung would never explain to anyone but it's a big part of what shaped him so Minam should know. Plus being so casually cruel is so alien to Minam's warm temperament, she might not have really got it unless she really saw it for herself. And her crying for him is...guuuuuh. Actually, what kills me is Tae Kyung knows what a bitch his mother is but he can't help but keep hoping - this whole thing makes me think of Bin and his mother in Fashion 70s - Bin is so curt with her but that is because he is fighting abandonment and lashing out - Tae Kyung's mother didn't leave him on a mountainside to freeze to death when he was a kid, only to change her mind (a la Bin) but Bin's mother is now trying in her stifled way to make major amends years later - her problem it's too late and the betrayal was too horrifying. Tae Kyung's mother would have definitely dumped him on some frozen hill and she isn't trying much better now either.

Oh well, at least she is better than Hong Gil Dong's horrific father (who wins worst father in a kdrama award, and that's a huge feat).
dangermousie: (YAB by shred)
All I have to say about the wonderfulness of ep 7 of You're Beautiful is contained in the scene where Minam sings to Tae Kyung. (((()))) This drama is so very rock-solid. It's not as brilliant as Hong Gil Dong (but then it doesn't try for political commentary) but it's amazing nontheless.

Also, Tae Kyung is adorable in all the far-fetched excuses he comes with (even for himself) as to why he is always rescuing and tagging after Minam. And Minam is totally teasing him now (the rabbit song!)

Oh God, the two are so compatible together! The bit where she found him by thinking the way he does and then she brought all this stuff in case he needed it - I bet nobody before ever was thoughtful about him.

I haven't seen all of ep 8 yet but I dare you to watch the ending of the episode and not want to stab Tae Kyung's horrifying BITCH of a mother. What kind of a horrific woman lures her kid to dinner for bonding to use this opportunity to issue a press-release and when her kid reminds her it's his birthday (which she has forgotten!), she tells him that his being born ruined her life. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!! I think what really kills me is the way Tae Kyung manages to almost but not quite hold it together until he leaves and then just starts sobbing and trying to stifle it with his hands. And I love that Minam overhears that exchange - because his horrifying mother is something Tae Kyung would never explain to anyone but it's a big part of what shaped him so Minam should know. Plus being so casually cruel is so alien to Minam's warm temperament, she might not have really got it unless she really saw it for herself. And her crying for him is...guuuuuh. Actually, what kills me is Tae Kyung knows what a bitch his mother is but he can't help but keep hoping - this whole thing makes me think of Bin and his mother in Fashion 70s - Bin is so curt with her but that is because he is fighting abandonment and lashing out - Tae Kyung's mother didn't leave him on a mountainside to freeze to death when he was a kid, only to change her mind (a la Bin) but Bin's mother is now trying in her stifled way to make major amends years later - her problem it's too late and the betrayal was too horrifying. Tae Kyung's mother would have definitely dumped him on some frozen hill and she isn't trying much better now either.

Oh well, at least she is better than Hong Gil Dong's horrific father (who wins worst father in a kdrama award, and that's a huge feat).
dangermousie: (YAB by shred)
All I have to say about the wonderfulness of ep 7 of You're Beautiful is contained in the scene where Minam sings to Tae Kyung. (((()))) This drama is so very rock-solid. It's not as brilliant as Hong Gil Dong (but then it doesn't try for political commentary) but it's amazing nontheless.

Also, Tae Kyung is adorable in all the far-fetched excuses he comes with (even for himself) as to why he is always rescuing and tagging after Minam. And Minam is totally teasing him now (the rabbit song!)

Oh God, the two are so compatible together! The bit where she found him by thinking the way he does and then she brought all this stuff in case he needed it - I bet nobody before ever was thoughtful about him.

I haven't seen all of ep 8 yet but I dare you to watch the ending of the episode and not want to stab Tae Kyung's horrifying BITCH of a mother. What kind of a horrific woman lures her kid to dinner for bonding to use this opportunity to issue a press-release and when her kid reminds her it's his birthday (which she has forgotten!), she tells him that his being born ruined her life. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!! I think what really kills me is the way Tae Kyung manages to almost but not quite hold it together until he leaves and then just starts sobbing and trying to stifle it with his hands. And I love that Minam overhears that exchange - because his horrifying mother is something Tae Kyung would never explain to anyone but it's a big part of what shaped him so Minam should know. Plus being so casually cruel is so alien to Minam's warm temperament, she might not have really got it unless she really saw it for herself. And her crying for him is...guuuuuh. Actually, what kills me is Tae Kyung knows what a bitch his mother is but he can't help but keep hoping - this whole thing makes me think of Bin and his mother in Fashion 70s - Bin is so curt with her but that is because he is fighting abandonment and lashing out - Tae Kyung's mother didn't leave him on a mountainside to freeze to death when he was a kid, only to change her mind (a la Bin) but Bin's mother is now trying in her stifled way to make major amends years later - her problem it's too late and the betrayal was too horrifying. Tae Kyung's mother would have definitely dumped him on some frozen hill and she isn't trying much better now either.

Oh well, at least she is better than Hong Gil Dong's horrific father (who wins worst father in a kdrama award, and that's a huge feat).
dangermousie: (Default)
How do I love this drama! The scene in ep 16 when Dumi sees Dong Young in Junhee's house and what follows is so beyond perfect. I am back to canonshipping with a vengeance (I love her response so much - her anger at Dong Young for playing with a simple villager and Junhee conniving at it, as she sees it - it is so good. When Dong Young follows after her and shr starts hitting him, over and over? Love!)

You know another thing I love about F70? It doesn't do the stupid 'two people almost see each other but don't' thing - one will see each other, at least, if it's plausible.
dangermousie: (Default)
How do I love this drama! The scene in ep 16 when Dumi sees Dong Young in Junhee's house and what follows is so beyond perfect. I am back to canonshipping with a vengeance (I love her response so much - her anger at Dong Young for playing with a simple villager and Junhee conniving at it, as she sees it - it is so good. When Dong Young follows after her and shr starts hitting him, over and over? Love!)

You know another thing I love about F70? It doesn't do the stupid 'two people almost see each other but don't' thing - one will see each other, at least, if it's plausible.
dangermousie: (Default)
How do I love this drama! The scene in ep 16 when Dumi sees Dong Young in Junhee's house and what follows is so beyond perfect. I am back to canonshipping with a vengeance (I love her response so much - her anger at Dong Young for playing with a simple villager and Junhee conniving at it, as she sees it - it is so good. When Dong Young follows after her and shr starts hitting him, over and over? Love!)

You know another thing I love about F70? It doesn't do the stupid 'two people almost see each other but don't' thing - one will see each other, at least, if it's plausible.
dangermousie: (TY: otp by timescout)
Mr. Mousie just called me to inform me that when he took his eyes off her for two seconds Baby Mousie somehow obtained one of my sandals (which was in the room but not in the vicinity of her play mat) and was diligently licking the sole (!!!!!). Good God, I have no idea where that shoe has been - now I see why parents have kiddie leashes :)

In drama news, I was o_O to discover that Brilliant Legacy topped 40% ratings this last week. That's insane! I am sure that has been no drama for 3-4 years that got anywhere close to this. Luckily, even though I am behind, I really do like what I have seen of this drama so far - at least here, unlike with BOF, I have no resentment over good ratings.

Also, I think I might be dumping Lawyers of Korea - I am always more of an angsty-drama girl anyway, and the male lead annoys me immensely. Basically, if 18 vs 29, City Hall, or Lovers in Paris pans out as a fun not-too-emo drama, LoK is toast (I already have my angstfill with Fashion 70s so don't need another angsty one to add to the mix but would like to add a fun one). I might also get back to 9 end 2 outs instead - I liked what I saw of it some time back.

Also, I am dying to check out Friend.

A love quadrangle with Hyun Bin, Kim Min Joon, and Seo Do Young falling for the same girl? Lucky her! Not to mention every mob story needs a gangster's moll.




Just check out the sorta-Engrish synopsis: "At a time when students had to fasten their collars and crease their slacks till they're razor sharp, these four friends strutted around in their own custom-fashioned uniforms. They walked the streets with their heads held high, shoulders straight, and chests out, fearing nothing when they were together. Joon-suk, a son of a vigilant gang boss; Dong-su, the only son of an undertaker; Sang-taek, a diligent student; Joong-ho, who never keeps his mouth shut. Those are the gang of friends who share their fantasies about naked women and their awe at Bruce Lee's Kungfu. Each of their lives takes different turns as they grow up and their paths cross in conflict with each other's. Joon-suk becomes the leading henchman of his father's crime ring and Dong-su is serving for Joon-suk's rival gangs. Sang-taek and Joong-ho find themselves helplessly watching their two best friends wield knives at each other..."

Friends and future rival gangsters:



This reminds me of Snow Queen:

dangermousie: (TY: otp by timescout)
Mr. Mousie just called me to inform me that when he took his eyes off her for two seconds Baby Mousie somehow obtained one of my sandals (which was in the room but not in the vicinity of her play mat) and was diligently licking the sole (!!!!!). Good God, I have no idea where that shoe has been - now I see why parents have kiddie leashes :)

In drama news, I was o_O to discover that Brilliant Legacy topped 40% ratings this last week. That's insane! I am sure that has been no drama for 3-4 years that got anywhere close to this. Luckily, even though I am behind, I really do like what I have seen of this drama so far - at least here, unlike with BOF, I have no resentment over good ratings.

Also, I think I might be dumping Lawyers of Korea - I am always more of an angsty-drama girl anyway, and the male lead annoys me immensely. Basically, if 18 vs 29, City Hall, or Lovers in Paris pans out as a fun not-too-emo drama, LoK is toast (I already have my angstfill with Fashion 70s so don't need another angsty one to add to the mix but would like to add a fun one). I might also get back to 9 end 2 outs instead - I liked what I saw of it some time back.

Also, I am dying to check out Friend.

A love quadrangle with Hyun Bin, Kim Min Joon, and Seo Do Young falling for the same girl? Lucky her! Not to mention every mob story needs a gangster's moll.




Just check out the sorta-Engrish synopsis: "At a time when students had to fasten their collars and crease their slacks till they're razor sharp, these four friends strutted around in their own custom-fashioned uniforms. They walked the streets with their heads held high, shoulders straight, and chests out, fearing nothing when they were together. Joon-suk, a son of a vigilant gang boss; Dong-su, the only son of an undertaker; Sang-taek, a diligent student; Joong-ho, who never keeps his mouth shut. Those are the gang of friends who share their fantasies about naked women and their awe at Bruce Lee's Kungfu. Each of their lives takes different turns as they grow up and their paths cross in conflict with each other's. Joon-suk becomes the leading henchman of his father's crime ring and Dong-su is serving for Joon-suk's rival gangs. Sang-taek and Joong-ho find themselves helplessly watching their two best friends wield knives at each other..."

Friends and future rival gangsters:



This reminds me of Snow Queen:

dangermousie: (TY: otp by timescout)
Mr. Mousie just called me to inform me that when he took his eyes off her for two seconds Baby Mousie somehow obtained one of my sandals (which was in the room but not in the vicinity of her play mat) and was diligently licking the sole (!!!!!). Good God, I have no idea where that shoe has been - now I see why parents have kiddie leashes :)

In drama news, I was o_O to discover that Brilliant Legacy topped 40% ratings this last week. That's insane! I am sure that has been no drama for 3-4 years that got anywhere close to this. Luckily, even though I am behind, I really do like what I have seen of this drama so far - at least here, unlike with BOF, I have no resentment over good ratings.

Also, I think I might be dumping Lawyers of Korea - I am always more of an angsty-drama girl anyway, and the male lead annoys me immensely. Basically, if 18 vs 29, City Hall, or Lovers in Paris pans out as a fun not-too-emo drama, LoK is toast (I already have my angstfill with Fashion 70s so don't need another angsty one to add to the mix but would like to add a fun one). I might also get back to 9 end 2 outs instead - I liked what I saw of it some time back.

Also, I am dying to check out Friend.

A love quadrangle with Hyun Bin, Kim Min Joon, and Seo Do Young falling for the same girl? Lucky her! Not to mention every mob story needs a gangster's moll.




Just check out the sorta-Engrish synopsis: "At a time when students had to fasten their collars and crease their slacks till they're razor sharp, these four friends strutted around in their own custom-fashioned uniforms. They walked the streets with their heads held high, shoulders straight, and chests out, fearing nothing when they were together. Joon-suk, a son of a vigilant gang boss; Dong-su, the only son of an undertaker; Sang-taek, a diligent student; Joong-ho, who never keeps his mouth shut. Those are the gang of friends who share their fantasies about naked women and their awe at Bruce Lee's Kungfu. Each of their lives takes different turns as they grow up and their paths cross in conflict with each other's. Joon-suk becomes the leading henchman of his father's crime ring and Dong-su is serving for Joon-suk's rival gangs. Sang-taek and Joong-ho find themselves helplessly watching their two best friends wield knives at each other..."

Friends and future rival gangsters:



This reminds me of Snow Queen:

dangermousie: (KHYD: JH/Jandi handkiss by dbskx3)


Frell it.

FRELL IT.

I give up.

I tried so hard to stay a good little canon shipper in Fashion 70s. I have never uncanon shipped in my entire life with the exception of Korean Boys Over Flowers, and there it was mainly because I loathed the male lead. Here I don't have that excuse - I love heroine's OTP. I totally get why she loves him blah blah blah.

But I don't frelling care.

I am shipping her with Bin so rabidly that I think I might need some innoculation.

I cannot help it.

I tried. No way. I ship them so hard. So hard. Harder than I have ever shipped most canon couples in Korean dramas. I mean, it's Mars level shipping. Legend level shipping. Hanadan level shipping. I want them together more than I want to be able to eat ice cream every day.

This scene, in the police station, where he begs the detective to let Duhmi go and says he will confess to anything, any unsolved crimes they have left open - murder, robbery, even espionage, if they let her go!



And is so scarily convicted, he convinces the cops! And then tells her not to come see him in prison ever and hugs her with handcuffs on and says it's enough for him.




Woman, are you INSANE???????

Seriously.



I cannot stand it.

I might give up on this drama because it's driving me insane.
Larger versions of caps )
dangermousie: (KHYD: JH/Jandi handkiss by dbskx3)


Frell it.

FRELL IT.

I give up.

I tried so hard to stay a good little canon shipper in Fashion 70s. I have never uncanon shipped in my entire life with the exception of Korean Boys Over Flowers, and there it was mainly because I loathed the male lead. Here I don't have that excuse - I love heroine's OTP. I totally get why she loves him blah blah blah.

But I don't frelling care.

I am shipping her with Bin so rabidly that I think I might need some innoculation.

I cannot help it.

I tried. No way. I ship them so hard. So hard. Harder than I have ever shipped most canon couples in Korean dramas. I mean, it's Mars level shipping. Legend level shipping. Hanadan level shipping. I want them together more than I want to be able to eat ice cream every day.

This scene, in the police station, where he begs the detective to let Duhmi go and says he will confess to anything, any unsolved crimes they have left open - murder, robbery, even espionage, if they let her go!



And is so scarily convicted, he convinces the cops! And then tells her not to come see him in prison ever and hugs her with handcuffs on and says it's enough for him.




Woman, are you INSANE???????

Seriously.



I cannot stand it.

I might give up on this drama because it's driving me insane.
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dangermousie: (KHYD: JH/Jandi handkiss by dbskx3)


Frell it.

FRELL IT.

I give up.

I tried so hard to stay a good little canon shipper in Fashion 70s. I have never uncanon shipped in my entire life with the exception of Korean Boys Over Flowers, and there it was mainly because I loathed the male lead. Here I don't have that excuse - I love heroine's OTP. I totally get why she loves him blah blah blah.

But I don't frelling care.

I am shipping her with Bin so rabidly that I think I might need some innoculation.

I cannot help it.

I tried. No way. I ship them so hard. So hard. Harder than I have ever shipped most canon couples in Korean dramas. I mean, it's Mars level shipping. Legend level shipping. Hanadan level shipping. I want them together more than I want to be able to eat ice cream every day.

This scene, in the police station, where he begs the detective to let Duhmi go and says he will confess to anything, any unsolved crimes they have left open - murder, robbery, even espionage, if they let her go!



And is so scarily convicted, he convinces the cops! And then tells her not to come see him in prison ever and hugs her with handcuffs on and says it's enough for him.




Woman, are you INSANE???????

Seriously.



I cannot stand it.

I might give up on this drama because it's driving me insane.
Larger versions of caps )
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal secondary otp by meganbm)
While I appreciate the contribution Dong Young provides to the plot through his thoughtful character and nuanced emoting:



I cannot help but ship Duhmi with Bin instead:



I mean! He is hugging her with handcuffs!

People who made this made Damo and that explains everything: the focus on women in the story (the men are cool but secondary) AND the crazy shipping dilemma. In Damo, I am still not 100% convinced as to whom Damo really loved (though I have my opinions) and, more importantly, even though I thought Yoon was AWESOME, I shipped her with sexy rebel Sung-Baek instead even though I knew I should not have for reasons pretty darn valid. Spoiler as for the reason )
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal secondary otp by meganbm)
While I appreciate the contribution Dong Young provides to the plot through his thoughtful character and nuanced emoting:



I cannot help but ship Duhmi with Bin instead:



I mean! He is hugging her with handcuffs!

People who made this made Damo and that explains everything: the focus on women in the story (the men are cool but secondary) AND the crazy shipping dilemma. In Damo, I am still not 100% convinced as to whom Damo really loved (though I have my opinions) and, more importantly, even though I thought Yoon was AWESOME, I shipped her with sexy rebel Sung-Baek instead even though I knew I should not have for reasons pretty darn valid. Spoiler as for the reason )

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