So cute!

May. 19th, 2011 07:33 am
dangermousie: (Koizora: made by me)
First still of our leads from Festival/You've Fallen For Me/Heartstrings/Drama with too many names:



I think I am going to love the vibe!

Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] hanjae!

So cute!

May. 19th, 2011 07:33 am
dangermousie: (Koizora: made by me)
First still of our leads from Festival/You've Fallen For Me/Heartstrings/Drama with too many names:



I think I am going to love the vibe!

Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] hanjae!

So cute!

May. 19th, 2011 07:33 am
dangermousie: (Koizora: made by me)
First still of our leads from Festival/You've Fallen For Me/Heartstrings/Drama with too many names:



I think I am going to love the vibe!

Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] hanjae!
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
This season has left me pretty underwhelmed (not that the dramas are bad, they are just not to my taste). Crime Squad is excellent, 49 Days entertaining, and I am back on the New Gisaeng bandwagon but there is no mania drama for me.

OTOH, this May/summer, I am pre-obsessed with Best Love, Festival, Lie To Me and Goodbye Miss Ripley. They are pretty much tied for first place in my anticipation.

I was wondering - would it be fun for me to do a weekly post on each of these where everyone could discuss anything related to these eps as a free-for-all. Sort of the way I used to do watchalong posts but this time for aired dramas and more structured?
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
This season has left me pretty underwhelmed (not that the dramas are bad, they are just not to my taste). Crime Squad is excellent, 49 Days entertaining, and I am back on the New Gisaeng bandwagon but there is no mania drama for me.

OTOH, this May/summer, I am pre-obsessed with Best Love, Festival, Lie To Me and Goodbye Miss Ripley. They are pretty much tied for first place in my anticipation.

I was wondering - would it be fun for me to do a weekly post on each of these where everyone could discuss anything related to these eps as a free-for-all. Sort of the way I used to do watchalong posts but this time for aired dramas and more structured?
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
This season has left me pretty underwhelmed (not that the dramas are bad, they are just not to my taste). Crime Squad is excellent, 49 Days entertaining, and I am back on the New Gisaeng bandwagon but there is no mania drama for me.

OTOH, this May/summer, I am pre-obsessed with Best Love, Festival, Lie To Me and Goodbye Miss Ripley. They are pretty much tied for first place in my anticipation.

I was wondering - would it be fun for me to do a weekly post on each of these where everyone could discuss anything related to these eps as a free-for-all. Sort of the way I used to do watchalong posts but this time for aired dramas and more structured?
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)


This is the background picture on MBC's Festival page, and when I saw it, I made loud guppy-type noises.

AHH, SO CUTE!!!!

I have no idea why I am so rabidly excited about Festival, and have been since it was announced. Sure, I like Park Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa well enough, but I am easy to please and like most actors, and I am not a rabid fan of either of them. I preferred his character in YAB to get the girl (he treated her much better, the old kdrama complaint) but it's not as if he and PSH are reprising their YAB roles (thankfully, her role drove me nuts). And I am generally not the hugest fan of kdrama romcoms. The last one I genuinely enjoyed from beginning to end was Playful Kiss, and that was last summer/early fall. And the last one I truly loved - might be all the way back with City Hall.

So, no idea. But I am rabidly pre-obsessed about it. Maybe because I've been watching a ton of grand cdrama epics and a little romcom seems like a fun change. Maybe because, for whatever reason, it's not feeling like a kdrama romcom to me, but a twdrama one, with a little jdrama vibe thrown in, and that is a combo I do go rabid for. Plus, this character description sounds delicious:

Lee Shin (21) is a university student majoring in modern music.
He is the vocalist of band "The Stupid" and also plays the guitar. He is known for his good looks and for his strong passion for music. However, he is a cold person and is uninterested in things non-music related. He has no dreams nor plans for the future. In the drama, he initially likes a dance professor at his university. But it is all going to change as he meets Lee Kyu-Won (starring Park Shin Hye).

Lee Kyu Won (21) is a bright and outgoing student who was born into a prestigious family, and is majoring in traditional Korean instruments, especially the gayageum. She is a very outgoing. Kyu Won's grandfather, Lee Dong-gun, is one of the top 3 traditional music singers of his age. And his biggest wish is to have his grand-daughter trained to become a traditional music child-prodigy in 10 years' time. Trying to live up to her grandfather's expectations, Kyu-Won immenses herself in traditional music training and becomes a university student who knows nothing about anything besides traditional music. As Kyu Won's friends are fans of "The Stupid", she was forced to go to the band's concert with them and there she saw Lee Shin, performing life. She is immediately captivated by him.


I don't know - it just sounds like so many fun jdrama/twdramas to me. With the added bonus of being (a) a college drama (b) music drama. I love both.

It doesn't hurt that Yong Hwa is no hard on the eyes (he isn't the world's greatest thespian, but I have pretty relaxed standards on the score as long as I like characters/story):



I close with a fan-made trailer. I always like how creative those are, since they are inevitably done before a mm of footage is shot, from other sources.

dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)


This is the background picture on MBC's Festival page, and when I saw it, I made loud guppy-type noises.

AHH, SO CUTE!!!!

I have no idea why I am so rabidly excited about Festival, and have been since it was announced. Sure, I like Park Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa well enough, but I am easy to please and like most actors, and I am not a rabid fan of either of them. I preferred his character in YAB to get the girl (he treated her much better, the old kdrama complaint) but it's not as if he and PSH are reprising their YAB roles (thankfully, her role drove me nuts). And I am generally not the hugest fan of kdrama romcoms. The last one I genuinely enjoyed from beginning to end was Playful Kiss, and that was last summer/early fall. And the last one I truly loved - might be all the way back with City Hall.

So, no idea. But I am rabidly pre-obsessed about it. Maybe because I've been watching a ton of grand cdrama epics and a little romcom seems like a fun change. Maybe because, for whatever reason, it's not feeling like a kdrama romcom to me, but a twdrama one, with a little jdrama vibe thrown in, and that is a combo I do go rabid for. Plus, this character description sounds delicious:

Lee Shin (21) is a university student majoring in modern music.
He is the vocalist of band "The Stupid" and also plays the guitar. He is known for his good looks and for his strong passion for music. However, he is a cold person and is uninterested in things non-music related. He has no dreams nor plans for the future. In the drama, he initially likes a dance professor at his university. But it is all going to change as he meets Lee Kyu-Won (starring Park Shin Hye).

Lee Kyu Won (21) is a bright and outgoing student who was born into a prestigious family, and is majoring in traditional Korean instruments, especially the gayageum. She is a very outgoing. Kyu Won's grandfather, Lee Dong-gun, is one of the top 3 traditional music singers of his age. And his biggest wish is to have his grand-daughter trained to become a traditional music child-prodigy in 10 years' time. Trying to live up to her grandfather's expectations, Kyu-Won immenses herself in traditional music training and becomes a university student who knows nothing about anything besides traditional music. As Kyu Won's friends are fans of "The Stupid", she was forced to go to the band's concert with them and there she saw Lee Shin, performing life. She is immediately captivated by him.


I don't know - it just sounds like so many fun jdrama/twdramas to me. With the added bonus of being (a) a college drama (b) music drama. I love both.

It doesn't hurt that Yong Hwa is no hard on the eyes (he isn't the world's greatest thespian, but I have pretty relaxed standards on the score as long as I like characters/story):



I close with a fan-made trailer. I always like how creative those are, since they are inevitably done before a mm of footage is shot, from other sources.

dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)


This is the background picture on MBC's Festival page, and when I saw it, I made loud guppy-type noises.

AHH, SO CUTE!!!!

I have no idea why I am so rabidly excited about Festival, and have been since it was announced. Sure, I like Park Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa well enough, but I am easy to please and like most actors, and I am not a rabid fan of either of them. I preferred his character in YAB to get the girl (he treated her much better, the old kdrama complaint) but it's not as if he and PSH are reprising their YAB roles (thankfully, her role drove me nuts). And I am generally not the hugest fan of kdrama romcoms. The last one I genuinely enjoyed from beginning to end was Playful Kiss, and that was last summer/early fall. And the last one I truly loved - might be all the way back with City Hall.

So, no idea. But I am rabidly pre-obsessed about it. Maybe because I've been watching a ton of grand cdrama epics and a little romcom seems like a fun change. Maybe because, for whatever reason, it's not feeling like a kdrama romcom to me, but a twdrama one, with a little jdrama vibe thrown in, and that is a combo I do go rabid for. Plus, this character description sounds delicious:

Lee Shin (21) is a university student majoring in modern music.
He is the vocalist of band "The Stupid" and also plays the guitar. He is known for his good looks and for his strong passion for music. However, he is a cold person and is uninterested in things non-music related. He has no dreams nor plans for the future. In the drama, he initially likes a dance professor at his university. But it is all going to change as he meets Lee Kyu-Won (starring Park Shin Hye).

Lee Kyu Won (21) is a bright and outgoing student who was born into a prestigious family, and is majoring in traditional Korean instruments, especially the gayageum. She is a very outgoing. Kyu Won's grandfather, Lee Dong-gun, is one of the top 3 traditional music singers of his age. And his biggest wish is to have his grand-daughter trained to become a traditional music child-prodigy in 10 years' time. Trying to live up to her grandfather's expectations, Kyu-Won immenses herself in traditional music training and becomes a university student who knows nothing about anything besides traditional music. As Kyu Won's friends are fans of "The Stupid", she was forced to go to the band's concert with them and there she saw Lee Shin, performing life. She is immediately captivated by him.


I don't know - it just sounds like so many fun jdrama/twdramas to me. With the added bonus of being (a) a college drama (b) music drama. I love both.

It doesn't hurt that Yong Hwa is no hard on the eyes (he isn't the world's greatest thespian, but I have pretty relaxed standards on the score as long as I like characters/story):



I close with a fan-made trailer. I always like how creative those are, since they are inevitably done before a mm of footage is shot, from other sources.

dangermousie: (DGCH by syliasyliasylia)
I have surprised myself by being excited upon hearing about the upcoming musical drama (yes, another one) Festival, which stars Jung Yong Hwa as college rock band leader (knowing kdrama, rock = fluffiest pop) and Park Shin Hye as a chaebol's daughter studying a traditional musical instrument.

I honestly have no idea why. I disliked You're Beautiful, I am usually too old for college dramas, I think Jung Yong Hwa is gorgeous (though in that airbrushed idol way that isn't really my thing, I like my guys rougher around the edges) but cannot act his way out of a paper bag, and while Park Shin Hye is fine in heavy dramatic roles (Tree of Heaven), but stick her into a romcom and she becomes posessed by the spirit of Gu Hye Sun and starts overacting as if her life depended on insane mugging.

It could be because of the PD - he did Full House and Worlds Within - the former was my first kdrama and the latter is my favorite kdrama of all time. It could be because I've been swimming in period drama emo and this sounds like a nice break. It could be because I like the idea of the second lead graduating to getting the girl. It could be that for some reason this makes me think of twdramas which are full of gorgeous men who can't act and cute girls who overact, and yet somehow twdramas remain endlessly charming for me. It could be that I am happy that, for once, there is a drama involving bands that doesn't star Jang Geun Seok :P It could be that by the end of YAB, Jung Yong Hwa's character was the only one I could stand - the power imbalance in the main couple drove me insane and if I am never reminded of the blond idiot with his unending "Jolieeeeeeeee", this would be too soon.

But for whatever reason, I am quite excited about this. Knowing how I function, I'll probably watch a few eps, enjoy them, then get bored/annoyed/obsessed with watching a Hu Ge* drama and ditch, but for now I am very happy about this.

* Withs2 has two of his upcoming dramas listed on their "possible future projects" list. Yes please! I wonder if one of their c-translators is a Hu Ge fan or something? Hooray!
dangermousie: (DGCH by syliasyliasylia)
I have surprised myself by being excited upon hearing about the upcoming musical drama (yes, another one) Festival, which stars Jung Yong Hwa as college rock band leader (knowing kdrama, rock = fluffiest pop) and Park Shin Hye as a chaebol's daughter studying a traditional musical instrument.

I honestly have no idea why. I disliked You're Beautiful, I am usually too old for college dramas, I think Jung Yong Hwa is gorgeous (though in that airbrushed idol way that isn't really my thing, I like my guys rougher around the edges) but cannot act his way out of a paper bag, and while Park Shin Hye is fine in heavy dramatic roles (Tree of Heaven), but stick her into a romcom and she becomes posessed by the spirit of Gu Hye Sun and starts overacting as if her life depended on insane mugging.

It could be because of the PD - he did Full House and Worlds Within - the former was my first kdrama and the latter is my favorite kdrama of all time. It could be because I've been swimming in period drama emo and this sounds like a nice break. It could be because I like the idea of the second lead graduating to getting the girl. It could be that for some reason this makes me think of twdramas which are full of gorgeous men who can't act and cute girls who overact, and yet somehow twdramas remain endlessly charming for me. It could be that I am happy that, for once, there is a drama involving bands that doesn't star Jang Geun Seok :P It could be that by the end of YAB, Jung Yong Hwa's character was the only one I could stand - the power imbalance in the main couple drove me insane and if I am never reminded of the blond idiot with his unending "Jolieeeeeeeee", this would be too soon.

But for whatever reason, I am quite excited about this. Knowing how I function, I'll probably watch a few eps, enjoy them, then get bored/annoyed/obsessed with watching a Hu Ge* drama and ditch, but for now I am very happy about this.

* Withs2 has two of his upcoming dramas listed on their "possible future projects" list. Yes please! I wonder if one of their c-translators is a Hu Ge fan or something? Hooray!
dangermousie: (DGCH by syliasyliasylia)
I have surprised myself by being excited upon hearing about the upcoming musical drama (yes, another one) Festival, which stars Jung Yong Hwa as college rock band leader (knowing kdrama, rock = fluffiest pop) and Park Shin Hye as a chaebol's daughter studying a traditional musical instrument.

I honestly have no idea why. I disliked You're Beautiful, I am usually too old for college dramas, I think Jung Yong Hwa is gorgeous (though in that airbrushed idol way that isn't really my thing, I like my guys rougher around the edges) but cannot act his way out of a paper bag, and while Park Shin Hye is fine in heavy dramatic roles (Tree of Heaven), but stick her into a romcom and she becomes posessed by the spirit of Gu Hye Sun and starts overacting as if her life depended on insane mugging.

It could be because of the PD - he did Full House and Worlds Within - the former was my first kdrama and the latter is my favorite kdrama of all time. It could be because I've been swimming in period drama emo and this sounds like a nice break. It could be because I like the idea of the second lead graduating to getting the girl. It could be that for some reason this makes me think of twdramas which are full of gorgeous men who can't act and cute girls who overact, and yet somehow twdramas remain endlessly charming for me. It could be that I am happy that, for once, there is a drama involving bands that doesn't star Jang Geun Seok :P It could be that by the end of YAB, Jung Yong Hwa's character was the only one I could stand - the power imbalance in the main couple drove me insane and if I am never reminded of the blond idiot with his unending "Jolieeeeeeeee", this would be too soon.

But for whatever reason, I am quite excited about this. Knowing how I function, I'll probably watch a few eps, enjoy them, then get bored/annoyed/obsessed with watching a Hu Ge* drama and ditch, but for now I am very happy about this.

* Withs2 has two of his upcoming dramas listed on their "possible future projects" list. Yes please! I wonder if one of their c-translators is a Hu Ge fan or something? Hooray!

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