dangermousie: (JJH smile by miss_dian)
Heartstrings is pretty much the perfect thing to rewatch on a beach vacation - it's light, it's not particularly brainy or invokes some deeply-hidden emotions. It's just a sweet look at young love that brings back my own college days.



So I've been rewatching it...

Some cuteness from ep 13 )

What a cute cute drama!
dangermousie: (JJH smile by miss_dian)
Heartstrings is pretty much the perfect thing to rewatch on a beach vacation - it's light, it's not particularly brainy or invokes some deeply-hidden emotions. It's just a sweet look at young love that brings back my own college days.



So I've been rewatching it...

Some cuteness from ep 13 )

What a cute cute drama!
dangermousie: (JJH smile by miss_dian)
Heartstrings is pretty much the perfect thing to rewatch on a beach vacation - it's light, it's not particularly brainy or invokes some deeply-hidden emotions. It's just a sweet look at young love that brings back my own college days.



So I've been rewatching it...

Some cuteness from ep 13 )

What a cute cute drama!
dangermousie: (HYD: finally together by mimihyuuga)


While I am still sorting through 2000+ caps of CYHMH, have some caps from ep 12 of Heartstrings as a result of my rewatching Gyewon/Shin scenes.

Why are those two so perfect? And why does it make me nostalgic for my own college days and my first months with Mr. Mousie (who is even more awesome than Shin, even if sans guitar).

The most adorable thing in adorableness land )
dangermousie: (HYD: finally together by mimihyuuga)


While I am still sorting through 2000+ caps of CYHMH, have some caps from ep 12 of Heartstrings as a result of my rewatching Gyewon/Shin scenes.

Why are those two so perfect? And why does it make me nostalgic for my own college days and my first months with Mr. Mousie (who is even more awesome than Shin, even if sans guitar).

The most adorable thing in adorableness land )
dangermousie: (HYD: finally together by mimihyuuga)


While I am still sorting through 2000+ caps of CYHMH, have some caps from ep 12 of Heartstrings as a result of my rewatching Gyewon/Shin scenes.

Why are those two so perfect? And why does it make me nostalgic for my own college days and my first months with Mr. Mousie (who is even more awesome than Shin, even if sans guitar).

The most adorable thing in adorableness land )
dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
If you read this journal with any regularity, you know that kdrama romcoms and I don't really mesh and haven't for the last few years. Hybrid kdramas with some romcom elements I can fall madly for (Secret Garden and Prosecutor Princess come to mind) but proper romcoms I have truly loved in the last few years - I think the count is at zero. The closest I came to was with Mary Stayed Out Last Night, where I bailed by ep 12, but first the first 2/3 of the drama very addictive as far as the OTP went even as I disliked everything else.

That is why I continue to be completely shocked that I am adoring Myung Wol the Spy so. There is no question MW is every inch a romcom. And yet I am so so so so addicted. Despite my romcom trepidation, I checked out MW for two reasons (1) I find Eric hella sexy and (2) the story synopsis - North Korean agent ordered to seduce and marry a Hallyu star - was going to be good or bad but would always be interesting. But I did not expect to really love it. Imagine my shock when, eight episodes in, I am still addicted - I laugh, I find the story (such as it is - it's a romcom, thus not particularly plot driven) interesting, and I swoon like mad at the OTP chemistry. And unlike with Mary (or Heartstrings), I like the drama in general, not just suffer through the other bits to get to the OTP. I cannot wait to watch eps 9 and 10, which is what I plan on doing as soon as I post this, in fact.

Also, in ep 8, KW found out MW was after him for ulterior motives (though not that she is a NK agent :P)




Please tell me this will result in another angsty shower scene:



Oh, and ep 8 was the one with this. Finally. Mmmmmm.





Bring on more! This MV, which includes stuff from 9 and 10, makes me salivate.

dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
If you read this journal with any regularity, you know that kdrama romcoms and I don't really mesh and haven't for the last few years. Hybrid kdramas with some romcom elements I can fall madly for (Secret Garden and Prosecutor Princess come to mind) but proper romcoms I have truly loved in the last few years - I think the count is at zero. The closest I came to was with Mary Stayed Out Last Night, where I bailed by ep 12, but first the first 2/3 of the drama very addictive as far as the OTP went even as I disliked everything else.

That is why I continue to be completely shocked that I am adoring Myung Wol the Spy so. There is no question MW is every inch a romcom. And yet I am so so so so addicted. Despite my romcom trepidation, I checked out MW for two reasons (1) I find Eric hella sexy and (2) the story synopsis - North Korean agent ordered to seduce and marry a Hallyu star - was going to be good or bad but would always be interesting. But I did not expect to really love it. Imagine my shock when, eight episodes in, I am still addicted - I laugh, I find the story (such as it is - it's a romcom, thus not particularly plot driven) interesting, and I swoon like mad at the OTP chemistry. And unlike with Mary (or Heartstrings), I like the drama in general, not just suffer through the other bits to get to the OTP. I cannot wait to watch eps 9 and 10, which is what I plan on doing as soon as I post this, in fact.

Also, in ep 8, KW found out MW was after him for ulterior motives (though not that she is a NK agent :P)




Please tell me this will result in another angsty shower scene:



Oh, and ep 8 was the one with this. Finally. Mmmmmm.





Bring on more! This MV, which includes stuff from 9 and 10, makes me salivate.

dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
If you read this journal with any regularity, you know that kdrama romcoms and I don't really mesh and haven't for the last few years. Hybrid kdramas with some romcom elements I can fall madly for (Secret Garden and Prosecutor Princess come to mind) but proper romcoms I have truly loved in the last few years - I think the count is at zero. The closest I came to was with Mary Stayed Out Last Night, where I bailed by ep 12, but first the first 2/3 of the drama very addictive as far as the OTP went even as I disliked everything else.

That is why I continue to be completely shocked that I am adoring Myung Wol the Spy so. There is no question MW is every inch a romcom. And yet I am so so so so addicted. Despite my romcom trepidation, I checked out MW for two reasons (1) I find Eric hella sexy and (2) the story synopsis - North Korean agent ordered to seduce and marry a Hallyu star - was going to be good or bad but would always be interesting. But I did not expect to really love it. Imagine my shock when, eight episodes in, I am still addicted - I laugh, I find the story (such as it is - it's a romcom, thus not particularly plot driven) interesting, and I swoon like mad at the OTP chemistry. And unlike with Mary (or Heartstrings), I like the drama in general, not just suffer through the other bits to get to the OTP. I cannot wait to watch eps 9 and 10, which is what I plan on doing as soon as I post this, in fact.

Also, in ep 8, KW found out MW was after him for ulterior motives (though not that she is a NK agent :P)




Please tell me this will result in another angsty shower scene:



Oh, and ep 8 was the one with this. Finally. Mmmmmm.





Bring on more! This MV, which includes stuff from 9 and 10, makes me salivate.

dangermousie: (Default)
If you read this journal with any regularity, you know that kdrama romcoms and I don't really mesh and haven't for the last few years. Hybrid kdramas with some romcom elements I can fall madly for (Secret Garden and Prosecutor Princess come to mind) but proper romcoms I have truly loved in the last few years - I think the count is at zero. The closest I came to was with Mary Stayed Out Last Night, where I bailed by ep 12, but first the first 2/3 of the drama very addictive as far as the OTP went even as I disliked everything else.

That is why I continue to be completely shocked that I am adoring Myung Wol the Spy so. There is no question MW is every inch a romcom. And yet I am so so so so addicted. Despite my romcom trepidation, I checked out MW for two reasons (1) I find Eric hella sexy and (2) the story synopsis - North Korean agent ordered to seduce and marry a Hallyu star - was going to be good or bad but would always be interesting. But I did not expect to really love it. Imagine my shock when, eight episodes in, I am still addicted - I laugh, I find the story (such as it is - it's a romcom, thus not particularly plot driven) interesting, and I swoon like mad at the OTP chemistry. And unlike with Mary (or Heartstrings), I like the drama in general, not just suffer through the other bits to get to the OTP. I cannot wait to watch eps 9 and 10, which is what I plan on doing as soon as I post this, in fact.

Also, in ep 8, KW found out MW was after him for ulterior motives (though not that she is a NK agent :P)




Please tell me this will result in another angsty shower scene:



Oh, and ep 8 was the one with this. Finally. Mmmmmm.





Bring on more! This MV, which includes stuff from 9 and 10, makes me salivate.

dangermousie: (Default)



Whenever Heartstrings tries to do traditional plot, it falters - I have zero interest in performance shenanigans - it's a school production, not Broadway, and in any event, Gyu Won is a gageum player, not an actress so whether she gets to perform or stay an understudy seems supremely not to matter for her future (that is why Hee Joo and her mother's plotting strikes me as kinda insane). And Shin has a band and will continue to have it and perform and write music whatever goes on with the anniversary show (yeah, it's a fun exercise for him to write a fusion classical/rock piece but that is all that is) so to ask me to be invested seems weird. And I continue to have zero interest in the various-rival-professors storyline. I don't hate the plotty bits or anything but in comparison with organic, realistic, freestyle 'Shin and Gyuwon fall in love' aspect which feels like you are peeking on real people, it falls flat. Most of this ep, however, was not plot but Shin and Gyuwon together, and so I was a happy happy camper.

Also? How much do I love that there is no stupid misunderstanding on Shin's part that Gyuwon likes the Director. For once, a male lead who uses his brains!

Caaaaaaps of gorgeousness here )

This drama reminds me a lot of Mary Stayed Out All Night and not just because of rocker-falls-for-girl storyline. The script of HS makes about a million times more sense than MSOAN's, but they share the same thing - whenever the plot happens it just gets in the way of what really makes the drama tick - the insane chemistry between the leads and the quirkiness and appeal of the main twosome.
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I haven't seen anything this real and pitch-perfect in a good long time. The way they shine around each other with quiet happiness. Wow. They have incredible incredible once-in-a-lifetime chemistry.

It really needs no words )
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It's official - I adore Heartstrings precisely because it has no real plot. What it is, is that rarest of all rare beast - a kdrama slice of life (just like the PD's past Worlds Within was). Nothing insane happens (and why would it?) - we just watch these characters we've grown to love go through their days. And I know I could be happy watching Shin and Gyu Won forever - just doing the usual couple things, falling more and more in love. Heartstrings is that rare drama where I feel the relationship is real - this is how real people behave. It reminds me almost unbearably of my own college days and meeting and falling for Mr. Mousie (we sat next to each other in class :P) It conveys that giddy, hyper-real feeling of first love, and the excitement of exploring the world in college.

So amazing.

Some caps from the ep. Enter here for Shin's adorable grins )
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So yes, working through backlog

Ep 9 of Heartstrings is purely awesome, just like the state of Gyu Won's skin )

Out of all the airing kdramas, this and The Princess' Man are by far my favorite.

Here's my tally of eps seen of currently airing dramas btw (first number is number of eps seen, second number of eps out):

Hayate the Combat Butler - 2/6
Heartstrings - 9/10
Ikemen Desu Ne - 3/3
Material Queen - 1/6
Myung Wol the Spy - 6/8
Ouran High School Host Club - 1/2
The Princess' Man 3/5
Warrior Baek Dong Soo - 7/10
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Ummm, I continue to be obsessed with Ikemen Desu Ne.



Ep 3 pretty much confirmed it's a Mio/Ren show the whole way and I love it! If what you watched the Korean original for was slapstick humor, the interactions between the boys (and boys and heroine) or even secondary lead love, you should skip IDN. If, otoh, like me you were in it just for the OTP, you have basically entered heaven. This is pretty much all OTP all the time. And the heroine is not meek or remarkably dumb this time either and the chemistry sizzles (plus, much as I adore Jang Geun Seok, on a purely hormonal level, the Japanese version of his character does it for me muuuuuch more). The thing I like the most is that Ren and Mio feel pretty much like equals, which is something I never truly felt in YAB.

How could you run away? What about me? Errrr, I mean my bandmates. )

I am also catching up with Heartstrings and my love for it knows no bounds. I've liked it from the start, but in the last few eps it went from that to slavish adoration. I do not think it is any coincidence that the shift coincided with the story's shift and now almost exclusive focus on Shin/Gyuwon.



I'd say 85% of ep 8 was about them. And to see their friendship and teasing and the way Shin watches her (seeing him with that look in his eyes I melt and I am not even the target) and the way he's actually happy for once and the way she's bemused and just their ridiculous chemistry. The story feels so very slice-of-life and reminds me of my college days almost painfully. I am getting ridiculously nostalgic for that time - somehow it captures that vibe, with its excitement and enthusiasm and friendships and love - how everything felt just a bit more vivid - perfectly. Ep 8 also made rock-solid my belief that Shin and Gyuwon are compatible almost on a molecular level - in interests, in maturity levels, in personalities (not similar at all but complimentary. Have you ever seen Shin tease before? It turns out he's got an adorably dry sense of humor). Also, I am a sucker for a guy who takes such good care of his girl.

A ton of caps and thoughts on ep 8 of Heartstrings )
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Unlike a lot of the fandom, I liked eps 5 and 6. But ep 7 was the first time I truly loved the drama, where I ended the episode desperate for more, wanting the next ep in my greedy hands now now now now.

FINALLY! Shin and Gyu Won have more interaction in ep 7 than they did in the rest of the ep combined. And let's face it - that is what we are watching the drama for and Jung Yong Hwa and Park Shin Hye's insane chemistry is the selling point.

Some caps and thoughts )

I've liked this drama before in a mellow sort of way. But this is the first time I am desperate to have the next ep now now now. Because now it's both real (reminds me of my own college days) and romantic.

Viva Heartstrings!
dangermousie: (CH: YS gun by meganbmoore)
It's about 75% at DS and as soon as it hits 90%, I am so there. I've been checking it ten times a day. At this rate, I might not even bother waiting because I waaaaant.

Maybe I'll quench my thirst by watching Heartstrings and Warrior Baek Dong Soo as I haven't seen the latest eps yet.

Yes, this post has no point.
dangermousie: (CH: YS gun by meganbmoore)
It's about 75% at DS and as soon as it hits 90%, I am so there. I've been checking it ten times a day. At this rate, I might not even bother waiting because I waaaaant.

Maybe I'll quench my thirst by watching Heartstrings and Warrior Baek Dong Soo as I haven't seen the latest eps yet.

Yes, this post has no point.
dangermousie: (CH: YS gun by meganbmoore)
It's about 75% at DS and as soon as it hits 90%, I am so there. I've been checking it ten times a day. At this rate, I might not even bother waiting because I waaaaant.

Maybe I'll quench my thirst by watching Heartstrings and Warrior Baek Dong Soo as I haven't seen the latest eps yet.

Yes, this post has no point.
dangermousie: (CH: YS in bed by meganbmoore)
I finally got a chance to watch ep 6 with subs and despite the fandom opinion I really like it.



Perhaps this is because I am not really watching this for romance/as a romance story, but a lovely, slice-of-life tale of growing up. And it had so many lovely lovely scenes.

Some of my favorite scenes and caps )

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