Fluffy fun

Mar. 19th, 2010 12:09 am
dangermousie: (Chuno - plot)
I sort of had a craving to watch something with Oh Ji Ho where he was guaranteed a happy ending and to get the girl and also wasn't going to be enslaved, tortured, branded, his family and friends killed, or being hunted by the entire government.

So I dug out Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung which I started some time ago. It's a totally flufftastic drama about a formerly obese Go Man Soo who was dumped by the total gold-digger Oh Soo Jung on their wedding day when he told her he didn't pass his bar exam. Go Man Soo went to America, manned up, renamed himself Karl, and trained like mad and now is not only a total hottie but a really well-off professional golfer. While OSJ was too picky and now is an old maid who decides her best chance for a cushy life is to win Karl back - how hard could it be? Time for some revenge! One problem - is Karl as much a soft touch as Man Soo was? And is Oh Soo Jung as total a bitch as she comes across?

This drama is no masterpiece but it's hilarious. Karl is a total sweetie but he is also a total weirdo (his comments on blind dates are so caustic and loltastic). And you shouldn't like Oh Soo Jung - she is an unabashed gold-digger and rough and utterly unphased by anything but somehow I really like her. Maybe because she is so unapologetic about herself.

Plus, there is a lot of plot:



Plot in the shower and other amusements )

Fluffy fun

Mar. 19th, 2010 12:09 am
dangermousie: (Chuno - plot)
I sort of had a craving to watch something with Oh Ji Ho where he was guaranteed a happy ending and to get the girl and also wasn't going to be enslaved, tortured, branded, his family and friends killed, or being hunted by the entire government.

So I dug out Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung which I started some time ago. It's a totally flufftastic drama about a formerly obese Go Man Soo who was dumped by the total gold-digger Oh Soo Jung on their wedding day when he told her he didn't pass his bar exam. Go Man Soo went to America, manned up, renamed himself Karl, and trained like mad and now is not only a total hottie but a really well-off professional golfer. While OSJ was too picky and now is an old maid who decides her best chance for a cushy life is to win Karl back - how hard could it be? Time for some revenge! One problem - is Karl as much a soft touch as Man Soo was? And is Oh Soo Jung as total a bitch as she comes across?

This drama is no masterpiece but it's hilarious. Karl is a total sweetie but he is also a total weirdo (his comments on blind dates are so caustic and loltastic). And you shouldn't like Oh Soo Jung - she is an unabashed gold-digger and rough and utterly unphased by anything but somehow I really like her. Maybe because she is so unapologetic about herself.

Plus, there is a lot of plot:



Plot in the shower and other amusements )

Fluffy fun

Mar. 19th, 2010 12:09 am
dangermousie: (Chuno - plot)
I sort of had a craving to watch something with Oh Ji Ho where he was guaranteed a happy ending and to get the girl and also wasn't going to be enslaved, tortured, branded, his family and friends killed, or being hunted by the entire government.

So I dug out Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung which I started some time ago. It's a totally flufftastic drama about a formerly obese Go Man Soo who was dumped by the total gold-digger Oh Soo Jung on their wedding day when he told her he didn't pass his bar exam. Go Man Soo went to America, manned up, renamed himself Karl, and trained like mad and now is not only a total hottie but a really well-off professional golfer. While OSJ was too picky and now is an old maid who decides her best chance for a cushy life is to win Karl back - how hard could it be? Time for some revenge! One problem - is Karl as much a soft touch as Man Soo was? And is Oh Soo Jung as total a bitch as she comes across?

This drama is no masterpiece but it's hilarious. Karl is a total sweetie but he is also a total weirdo (his comments on blind dates are so caustic and loltastic). And you shouldn't like Oh Soo Jung - she is an unabashed gold-digger and rough and utterly unphased by anything but somehow I really like her. Maybe because she is so unapologetic about herself.

Plus, there is a lot of plot:



Plot in the shower and other amusements )
dangermousie: (Chuno - Tae Ha)
I have finished ep 1 of Get Karl Oh Soo Jung and I really really like it! It's no earth-shattering masterpiece but it's a funny snappy bit of fluff with a hunky hero and a strong heroine.

So, without further ado...

Meet Oh Soo Jung, our awesome heroine.



When we first meet her, Soo Jung is 26, a former beauty queen and desired by scores of various men, from a drunk passerby trying to pick up her in an elevator to school friends proposing marriage. But that fragile beauty hides a steel will, an outspoken tongue and violent tendencies (the girl is a martial arts master and can protect herself extremely well) plus an extremely pragmatic brain. Soo Jung is not about waste her life - she will marry only someone who can provide her with financial stability and a high lifestyle. Soo Jung grew up in a feckless dysfunctional family - her mother not only cheated out of wedlock but walked out on her husband and placed them deeply in debt, with collectors beating down the doors. Soo Jung's father is sweet but spineless and silly - he keeps lending money to his ex-wife and wasting $$$ on silly gadgets. He also took in Soo Jung's mother's son from an affair. He's a sweet guy but worse than useless in a crisis. No wonder, Soo Jung's take on romance is non-existent and her requirements are deeply, coldly pragmatic.

Sooo Jung believes she has finally found her meal ticket and her way out in the very portly figure of Man Soo - Man Soo might be obese and with a personality of a carrot, but he has passed the bar. Man Soo dotes on the beautiful Soo Jung and would do anything she asks - he is completely under her heel - just how Soo Jung likes it. One problem - Man Soo fails the third stage of the bar exam (an unheard of thing - he is the first - the reason why is too funny to ruin) and informs Soo Jung of it on their wedding day.



Can we say "runaway bride?" Ditching Man Soo at the altar, Soo Jung takes an offer from another admirer to have all-expenses-paid business school/trip and when she calls Man Soo from the airport and he asks her why, she tells him it's because of his failed bar exam. She tells him to forget her and live well, but when he wails into the phone he will die without her, she impatiently tells him to die then. I cannot blame Soo Jung for running out - leaving aside the issue of looks, Man Soo was clingy and without self-respect and never asserted any personality due to his awe of Soo Jung - no woman would really want something like that. Still, Soo Jung was undoubtedly harsh in her break-up and that harshness spurs Man Soo to turn his life around - he leaves for US to become the kind of man who wouldn't be dumped like that again.

Fast-forward 8 years and Man Soo is now back. He's practiced his previous talent and became a super-star golfer, winning the PGA repeatedly and raking in money. Oh, and he also looks like this:



Soo Jung should have dumped him sooner! My God.

Man Soo now goes by the name Karl Go, is rather suspicious of fawning females, and is also back in Korea. It is here his paths cross with Soo Jung again - Soo Jung's overcaution about partners has left her still single. Soo Jung is still strong, forthright, and out-spoken. She runs a jewelry store which is not doing to well and, at 34, despite her gorgeous looks is being looked on as an old maid and rejected by prospective "good" matches she sets up through a dating agency. Karl and Soo Jung run into each other again in a hotel where he came for a business meeting and she for (yet another soon to fail) date. And we realize a few things: (a) She does not recognize him; and (b) oooooh boy, does he recognize her!



Karl overhears her date (and her single status) and deliberately lets Soo Jung's friend know his true identity, knowing the friend would tell Soo Jung who will then chase him. Is that how he is going to take revenge? We shall find out...

So, verdict after first ep: it's quite enjoyable. I think I will hold off on more because it's sort of mind-bending to watch Oh Ji Ho in this and in Chuno at the same time, but it's going on my watch list for sure. After all, I might get important tips on hygeine:



Btw, I watched ep 1 of Chuno with subs and it was even better. Miracle of miracles, Mr. Mousie wanted to watch it with me and I think he's hooked - I kept offering to turn it off but he didn't want me to! I don't think he'll become a bona fide Chuno watcher (his comment was "all these fights now but we know by the end there will be no fighting but endless angst" show he is too familiar with dramas :P) but I am still super-impressed.

Subbed ep 2 of Chuno and raws of 3-4 tomorrow. EEE!
dangermousie: (Chuno - Tae Ha)
I have finished ep 1 of Get Karl Oh Soo Jung and I really really like it! It's no earth-shattering masterpiece but it's a funny snappy bit of fluff with a hunky hero and a strong heroine.

So, without further ado...

Meet Oh Soo Jung, our awesome heroine.



When we first meet her, Soo Jung is 26, a former beauty queen and desired by scores of various men, from a drunk passerby trying to pick up her in an elevator to school friends proposing marriage. But that fragile beauty hides a steel will, an outspoken tongue and violent tendencies (the girl is a martial arts master and can protect herself extremely well) plus an extremely pragmatic brain. Soo Jung is not about waste her life - she will marry only someone who can provide her with financial stability and a high lifestyle. Soo Jung grew up in a feckless dysfunctional family - her mother not only cheated out of wedlock but walked out on her husband and placed them deeply in debt, with collectors beating down the doors. Soo Jung's father is sweet but spineless and silly - he keeps lending money to his ex-wife and wasting $$$ on silly gadgets. He also took in Soo Jung's mother's son from an affair. He's a sweet guy but worse than useless in a crisis. No wonder, Soo Jung's take on romance is non-existent and her requirements are deeply, coldly pragmatic.

Sooo Jung believes she has finally found her meal ticket and her way out in the very portly figure of Man Soo - Man Soo might be obese and with a personality of a carrot, but he has passed the bar. Man Soo dotes on the beautiful Soo Jung and would do anything she asks - he is completely under her heel - just how Soo Jung likes it. One problem - Man Soo fails the third stage of the bar exam (an unheard of thing - he is the first - the reason why is too funny to ruin) and informs Soo Jung of it on their wedding day.



Can we say "runaway bride?" Ditching Man Soo at the altar, Soo Jung takes an offer from another admirer to have all-expenses-paid business school/trip and when she calls Man Soo from the airport and he asks her why, she tells him it's because of his failed bar exam. She tells him to forget her and live well, but when he wails into the phone he will die without her, she impatiently tells him to die then. I cannot blame Soo Jung for running out - leaving aside the issue of looks, Man Soo was clingy and without self-respect and never asserted any personality due to his awe of Soo Jung - no woman would really want something like that. Still, Soo Jung was undoubtedly harsh in her break-up and that harshness spurs Man Soo to turn his life around - he leaves for US to become the kind of man who wouldn't be dumped like that again.

Fast-forward 8 years and Man Soo is now back. He's practiced his previous talent and became a super-star golfer, winning the PGA repeatedly and raking in money. Oh, and he also looks like this:



Soo Jung should have dumped him sooner! My God.

Man Soo now goes by the name Karl Go, is rather suspicious of fawning females, and is also back in Korea. It is here his paths cross with Soo Jung again - Soo Jung's overcaution about partners has left her still single. Soo Jung is still strong, forthright, and out-spoken. She runs a jewelry store which is not doing to well and, at 34, despite her gorgeous looks is being looked on as an old maid and rejected by prospective "good" matches she sets up through a dating agency. Karl and Soo Jung run into each other again in a hotel where he came for a business meeting and she for (yet another soon to fail) date. And we realize a few things: (a) She does not recognize him; and (b) oooooh boy, does he recognize her!



Karl overhears her date (and her single status) and deliberately lets Soo Jung's friend know his true identity, knowing the friend would tell Soo Jung who will then chase him. Is that how he is going to take revenge? We shall find out...

So, verdict after first ep: it's quite enjoyable. I think I will hold off on more because it's sort of mind-bending to watch Oh Ji Ho in this and in Chuno at the same time, but it's going on my watch list for sure. After all, I might get important tips on hygeine:



Btw, I watched ep 1 of Chuno with subs and it was even better. Miracle of miracles, Mr. Mousie wanted to watch it with me and I think he's hooked - I kept offering to turn it off but he didn't want me to! I don't think he'll become a bona fide Chuno watcher (his comment was "all these fights now but we know by the end there will be no fighting but endless angst" show he is too familiar with dramas :P) but I am still super-impressed.

Subbed ep 2 of Chuno and raws of 3-4 tomorrow. EEE!
dangermousie: (Chuno - Tae Ha)
I have finished ep 1 of Get Karl Oh Soo Jung and I really really like it! It's no earth-shattering masterpiece but it's a funny snappy bit of fluff with a hunky hero and a strong heroine.

So, without further ado...

Meet Oh Soo Jung, our awesome heroine.



When we first meet her, Soo Jung is 26, a former beauty queen and desired by scores of various men, from a drunk passerby trying to pick up her in an elevator to school friends proposing marriage. But that fragile beauty hides a steel will, an outspoken tongue and violent tendencies (the girl is a martial arts master and can protect herself extremely well) plus an extremely pragmatic brain. Soo Jung is not about waste her life - she will marry only someone who can provide her with financial stability and a high lifestyle. Soo Jung grew up in a feckless dysfunctional family - her mother not only cheated out of wedlock but walked out on her husband and placed them deeply in debt, with collectors beating down the doors. Soo Jung's father is sweet but spineless and silly - he keeps lending money to his ex-wife and wasting $$$ on silly gadgets. He also took in Soo Jung's mother's son from an affair. He's a sweet guy but worse than useless in a crisis. No wonder, Soo Jung's take on romance is non-existent and her requirements are deeply, coldly pragmatic.

Sooo Jung believes she has finally found her meal ticket and her way out in the very portly figure of Man Soo - Man Soo might be obese and with a personality of a carrot, but he has passed the bar. Man Soo dotes on the beautiful Soo Jung and would do anything she asks - he is completely under her heel - just how Soo Jung likes it. One problem - Man Soo fails the third stage of the bar exam (an unheard of thing - he is the first - the reason why is too funny to ruin) and informs Soo Jung of it on their wedding day.



Can we say "runaway bride?" Ditching Man Soo at the altar, Soo Jung takes an offer from another admirer to have all-expenses-paid business school/trip and when she calls Man Soo from the airport and he asks her why, she tells him it's because of his failed bar exam. She tells him to forget her and live well, but when he wails into the phone he will die without her, she impatiently tells him to die then. I cannot blame Soo Jung for running out - leaving aside the issue of looks, Man Soo was clingy and without self-respect and never asserted any personality due to his awe of Soo Jung - no woman would really want something like that. Still, Soo Jung was undoubtedly harsh in her break-up and that harshness spurs Man Soo to turn his life around - he leaves for US to become the kind of man who wouldn't be dumped like that again.

Fast-forward 8 years and Man Soo is now back. He's practiced his previous talent and became a super-star golfer, winning the PGA repeatedly and raking in money. Oh, and he also looks like this:



Soo Jung should have dumped him sooner! My God.

Man Soo now goes by the name Karl Go, is rather suspicious of fawning females, and is also back in Korea. It is here his paths cross with Soo Jung again - Soo Jung's overcaution about partners has left her still single. Soo Jung is still strong, forthright, and out-spoken. She runs a jewelry store which is not doing to well and, at 34, despite her gorgeous looks is being looked on as an old maid and rejected by prospective "good" matches she sets up through a dating agency. Karl and Soo Jung run into each other again in a hotel where he came for a business meeting and she for (yet another soon to fail) date. And we realize a few things: (a) She does not recognize him; and (b) oooooh boy, does he recognize her!



Karl overhears her date (and her single status) and deliberately lets Soo Jung's friend know his true identity, knowing the friend would tell Soo Jung who will then chase him. Is that how he is going to take revenge? We shall find out...

So, verdict after first ep: it's quite enjoyable. I think I will hold off on more because it's sort of mind-bending to watch Oh Ji Ho in this and in Chuno at the same time, but it's going on my watch list for sure. After all, I might get important tips on hygeine:



Btw, I watched ep 1 of Chuno with subs and it was even better. Miracle of miracles, Mr. Mousie wanted to watch it with me and I think he's hooked - I kept offering to turn it off but he didn't want me to! I don't think he'll become a bona fide Chuno watcher (his comment was "all these fights now but we know by the end there will be no fighting but endless angst" show he is too familiar with dramas :P) but I am still super-impressed.

Subbed ep 2 of Chuno and raws of 3-4 tomorrow. EEE!
dangermousie: (Chuno - savior)


OK, Slave Hunters gave me a MAJOR case of Oh Ji Ho craving, so I decided to check out another drama with him. I have already watched Fantasy Couple (well-made but not my thing) years ago, and neither Queen of Housewives nor Single Dad in Love sounded particularly appealing atm (though the former apparently has some entertaining backstabbing, I got the feeling I would want to murder half the protagonists, and the latter at least is truth-in-advertising titled but seems remarkably cutesy).

Still, I wanted to see Oh Ji Ho in another drama, preferably one in which he doesn't get falsely convicted, branded and enslaved, and has his family killed.

And thus we come to the weirdest-titled drama I have ever come across: Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung. The title makes noooo sense but who cares when the plot sounds so potentially appealing:

Karl (Oh Ji Ho) is sexy, world-famous golfer with women throwing themselves at his feet. One of these ladies is Oh Soo Jung (Uhm Jung Hwa), a former beauty queen who is now considered an old maid and who is unabashedly materialistic - she wants and needs to land a rich man, feelings immaterial, and Karl seems perfect. Little does she know that Karl is Man Soo - the fat boyfriend she unceremoneously dumped years ago for better prospects and who is now slimmed, glam, and back for revenge - to break her heart as badly as she broke his.

Bitchy heroine, hunky hero with kdrama revenge on his mind plus golf and fatsuits? Sign me up!

MV:



Let's see how this goes.

In Slave Hunters news, apparently ep 3 hit over 27% ratings. That is so insane, you have no idea. And so very awesome.

It's funny, when the casting was first announced, I could never imagine why they cast three such modern actors as Jang Hyuk, Oh Ji Ho and Lee Da Hae in a period drama, but seeing them in it now, I can't imagine anyone else in their roles.
dangermousie: (Chuno - savior)


OK, Slave Hunters gave me a MAJOR case of Oh Ji Ho craving, so I decided to check out another drama with him. I have already watched Fantasy Couple (well-made but not my thing) years ago, and neither Queen of Housewives nor Single Dad in Love sounded particularly appealing atm (though the former apparently has some entertaining backstabbing, I got the feeling I would want to murder half the protagonists, and the latter at least is truth-in-advertising titled but seems remarkably cutesy).

Still, I wanted to see Oh Ji Ho in another drama, preferably one in which he doesn't get falsely convicted, branded and enslaved, and has his family killed.

And thus we come to the weirdest-titled drama I have ever come across: Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung. The title makes noooo sense but who cares when the plot sounds so potentially appealing:

Karl (Oh Ji Ho) is sexy, world-famous golfer with women throwing themselves at his feet. One of these ladies is Oh Soo Jung (Uhm Jung Hwa), a former beauty queen who is now considered an old maid and who is unabashedly materialistic - she wants and needs to land a rich man, feelings immaterial, and Karl seems perfect. Little does she know that Karl is Man Soo - the fat boyfriend she unceremoneously dumped years ago for better prospects and who is now slimmed, glam, and back for revenge - to break her heart as badly as she broke his.

Bitchy heroine, hunky hero with kdrama revenge on his mind plus golf and fatsuits? Sign me up!

MV:



Let's see how this goes.

In Slave Hunters news, apparently ep 3 hit over 27% ratings. That is so insane, you have no idea. And so very awesome.

It's funny, when the casting was first announced, I could never imagine why they cast three such modern actors as Jang Hyuk, Oh Ji Ho and Lee Da Hae in a period drama, but seeing them in it now, I can't imagine anyone else in their roles.
dangermousie: (Chuno - savior)


OK, Slave Hunters gave me a MAJOR case of Oh Ji Ho craving, so I decided to check out another drama with him. I have already watched Fantasy Couple (well-made but not my thing) years ago, and neither Queen of Housewives nor Single Dad in Love sounded particularly appealing atm (though the former apparently has some entertaining backstabbing, I got the feeling I would want to murder half the protagonists, and the latter at least is truth-in-advertising titled but seems remarkably cutesy).

Still, I wanted to see Oh Ji Ho in another drama, preferably one in which he doesn't get falsely convicted, branded and enslaved, and has his family killed.

And thus we come to the weirdest-titled drama I have ever come across: Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung. The title makes noooo sense but who cares when the plot sounds so potentially appealing:

Karl (Oh Ji Ho) is sexy, world-famous golfer with women throwing themselves at his feet. One of these ladies is Oh Soo Jung (Uhm Jung Hwa), a former beauty queen who is now considered an old maid and who is unabashedly materialistic - she wants and needs to land a rich man, feelings immaterial, and Karl seems perfect. Little does she know that Karl is Man Soo - the fat boyfriend she unceremoneously dumped years ago for better prospects and who is now slimmed, glam, and back for revenge - to break her heart as badly as she broke his.

Bitchy heroine, hunky hero with kdrama revenge on his mind plus golf and fatsuits? Sign me up!

MV:



Let's see how this goes.

In Slave Hunters news, apparently ep 3 hit over 27% ratings. That is so insane, you have no idea. And so very awesome.

It's funny, when the casting was first announced, I could never imagine why they cast three such modern actors as Jang Hyuk, Oh Ji Ho and Lee Da Hae in a period drama, but seeing them in it now, I can't imagine anyone else in their roles.

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