dangermousie: (HGD sleep by miss-dian)
None of the dramas I am watching atm are period dramas and I cannot go too long without watching one. So I made the sensible decision to rewatch Hong Gil Dong, i.e., the drama that tore my heart out and danced on its remains. I am so very smart...





Hong Sisters are very uneven writers for me - I love some of their stuff and cannot stand the others. But while I immensely enjoy and love Delightful Girl Chungyang and My Girl, Hong Gil Dong is the only one of their dramas that made my top 10 kdrama list, the only one that I think tries to address more than the usual romcom 'when will they and how?' trope. I have not been able to truly love any of their dramas since HGD (though I did enjoy Gumiho Girlfriend) but what a way to go out! HGD is a fusion sageuk, a smart take on a Robin Hood story, very dark underneath its initially wacky exterior. They have never tried anything like this before or since, but I will always love them for doing this once.

A lot of dramas I love pale on rewatches, or even if not right away, pale once a few years have passed and my tastes mutate. This is not true with HGD. I rewatched some bits of ep 24 before settling down to a rewatch proper and it's still as good, as moving, and as cool as ever.

More thoughts and caps )

Not related, but I've been binging on Joe Dassin's songs. Bringing you my current favorite:

dangermousie: (HGD sleep by miss-dian)
None of the dramas I am watching atm are period dramas and I cannot go too long without watching one. So I made the sensible decision to rewatch Hong Gil Dong, i.e., the drama that tore my heart out and danced on its remains. I am so very smart...





Hong Sisters are very uneven writers for me - I love some of their stuff and cannot stand the others. But while I immensely enjoy and love Delightful Girl Chungyang and My Girl, Hong Gil Dong is the only one of their dramas that made my top 10 kdrama list, the only one that I think tries to address more than the usual romcom 'when will they and how?' trope. I have not been able to truly love any of their dramas since HGD (though I did enjoy Gumiho Girlfriend) but what a way to go out! HGD is a fusion sageuk, a smart take on a Robin Hood story, very dark underneath its initially wacky exterior. They have never tried anything like this before or since, but I will always love them for doing this once.

A lot of dramas I love pale on rewatches, or even if not right away, pale once a few years have passed and my tastes mutate. This is not true with HGD. I rewatched some bits of ep 24 before settling down to a rewatch proper and it's still as good, as moving, and as cool as ever.

More thoughts and caps )

Not related, but I've been binging on Joe Dassin's songs. Bringing you my current favorite:

dangermousie: (HGD sleep by miss-dian)
None of the dramas I am watching atm are period dramas and I cannot go too long without watching one. So I made the sensible decision to rewatch Hong Gil Dong, i.e., the drama that tore my heart out and danced on its remains. I am so very smart...





Hong Sisters are very uneven writers for me - I love some of their stuff and cannot stand the others. But while I immensely enjoy and love Delightful Girl Chungyang and My Girl, Hong Gil Dong is the only one of their dramas that made my top 10 kdrama list, the only one that I think tries to address more than the usual romcom 'when will they and how?' trope. I have not been able to truly love any of their dramas since HGD (though I did enjoy Gumiho Girlfriend) but what a way to go out! HGD is a fusion sageuk, a smart take on a Robin Hood story, very dark underneath its initially wacky exterior. They have never tried anything like this before or since, but I will always love them for doing this once.

A lot of dramas I love pale on rewatches, or even if not right away, pale once a few years have passed and my tastes mutate. This is not true with HGD. I rewatched some bits of ep 24 before settling down to a rewatch proper and it's still as good, as moving, and as cool as ever.

More thoughts and caps )

Not related, but I've been binging on Joe Dassin's songs. Bringing you my current favorite:

dangermousie: (KOTW: SIG fight by meganbmoore)
Chun Jung Myung/Han Ji Hye sageuk about a son of an aristocrat and a son of a slave switched at birth, has released this teaser:



Obviously, this is from the early eps as they are still filming.

Hmmmmm. I loathe the bizarre, washed out, overlay on this - it makes me feel as if I am looking through a dirty soup strainer. It's like a 10-yr-old who got his hands on photoshop for the first time. One of the big selling points for any drama, but especially period drama, is the visuals - so why make it look so horrible in the teaser when I am sure it looks OK in reality.

Also, too much screaming. Just an awful teaser for what I am sure will be a decent drama. Compare that teaser to the one for the 2009 period drama The Kingdom of the Winds (I picked KOTW because it was also a period drama which was not prefilmed thus only first few eps were used for a teaser):



KOTW is how you do the teaser, people. That one would make me watch a drama of which I previously was unaware. The Duo's teaser would make me want to skip the drama except for the fact that I've been avidly expecting it and also know it's not as off-looking as the teaser makes it seem.

And speaking of period dramas, [livejournal.com profile] ockoala convinced me to try out Seo Dong Yo by promising me some epic period romance but I looked up the number of eps and it's 55. Fifty-five!. That's longer than Chuno and Return of Iljimae combined! *weeps* I am going to brave it anyway, so we'll see how it goes. Have a MV:



I sort of feel like a Tamra/Hong Gil Dong/ROI/KOTW/Chuno rewatch (not at the same time, obviously). I crave me some period goodness! Anyone watch Kim Suro and is it good? (Keeping in mind my adoration for period stuff and love of Ji Sung?)
dangermousie: (KOTW: SIG fight by meganbmoore)
Chun Jung Myung/Han Ji Hye sageuk about a son of an aristocrat and a son of a slave switched at birth, has released this teaser:



Obviously, this is from the early eps as they are still filming.

Hmmmmm. I loathe the bizarre, washed out, overlay on this - it makes me feel as if I am looking through a dirty soup strainer. It's like a 10-yr-old who got his hands on photoshop for the first time. One of the big selling points for any drama, but especially period drama, is the visuals - so why make it look so horrible in the teaser when I am sure it looks OK in reality.

Also, too much screaming. Just an awful teaser for what I am sure will be a decent drama. Compare that teaser to the one for the 2009 period drama The Kingdom of the Winds (I picked KOTW because it was also a period drama which was not prefilmed thus only first few eps were used for a teaser):



KOTW is how you do the teaser, people. That one would make me watch a drama of which I previously was unaware. The Duo's teaser would make me want to skip the drama except for the fact that I've been avidly expecting it and also know it's not as off-looking as the teaser makes it seem.

And speaking of period dramas, [livejournal.com profile] ockoala convinced me to try out Seo Dong Yo by promising me some epic period romance but I looked up the number of eps and it's 55. Fifty-five!. That's longer than Chuno and Return of Iljimae combined! *weeps* I am going to brave it anyway, so we'll see how it goes. Have a MV:



I sort of feel like a Tamra/Hong Gil Dong/ROI/KOTW/Chuno rewatch (not at the same time, obviously). I crave me some period goodness! Anyone watch Kim Suro and is it good? (Keeping in mind my adoration for period stuff and love of Ji Sung?)
dangermousie: (KOTW: SIG fight by meganbmoore)
Chun Jung Myung/Han Ji Hye sageuk about a son of an aristocrat and a son of a slave switched at birth, has released this teaser:



Obviously, this is from the early eps as they are still filming.

Hmmmmm. I loathe the bizarre, washed out, overlay on this - it makes me feel as if I am looking through a dirty soup strainer. It's like a 10-yr-old who got his hands on photoshop for the first time. One of the big selling points for any drama, but especially period drama, is the visuals - so why make it look so horrible in the teaser when I am sure it looks OK in reality.

Also, too much screaming. Just an awful teaser for what I am sure will be a decent drama. Compare that teaser to the one for the 2009 period drama The Kingdom of the Winds (I picked KOTW because it was also a period drama which was not prefilmed thus only first few eps were used for a teaser):



KOTW is how you do the teaser, people. That one would make me watch a drama of which I previously was unaware. The Duo's teaser would make me want to skip the drama except for the fact that I've been avidly expecting it and also know it's not as off-looking as the teaser makes it seem.

And speaking of period dramas, [livejournal.com profile] ockoala convinced me to try out Seo Dong Yo by promising me some epic period romance but I looked up the number of eps and it's 55. Fifty-five!. That's longer than Chuno and Return of Iljimae combined! *weeps* I am going to brave it anyway, so we'll see how it goes. Have a MV:



I sort of feel like a Tamra/Hong Gil Dong/ROI/KOTW/Chuno rewatch (not at the same time, obviously). I crave me some period goodness! Anyone watch Kim Suro and is it good? (Keeping in mind my adoration for period stuff and love of Ji Sung?)
dangermousie: (HGD kiss by miss-dian)
Guess who is finally back on my screen?



That's right, ladies and gents, [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie's Number 1 Kdrama Love, i.e. Kang Ji Hwan is back in the adorable, delicious, fast-paced Coffee House. I don't think I fangirl anyone else in quite the same way - the first moment he appeared on my screen it's as if something relaxed inside me. Kinda insane and a little embarassing. But then the man has not been in a drama for over 2 years (!!!!) so you have to pardon my enthusiasm.

But luckily for me, Coffee House is worth watching regardless of whether one is a Kang Ji Hwan fangirl or not. I haven't been quite this gripped by the first episode since Chuno. I've seen flisties wonder if it is some sort of a Coffee Prince rip-off due to name similarities but they have nothing in common except for a certain realistic/off-kilter vibe. Different premise, different characters, different everything. The vibe of this drama reminds me rather of my favorite drama of all time Worlds Within, which makes sense since they share the same PD.

This story of an eccentric, charming, high-maintenance author and the people in his life actually feels like a jdrama - my favorite kind of kdrama is kdrama doing a jdrama through its unique lens. Love Story jdrama, with Toyokawa Etsushi as a blunt bestseller, comes to mind with this, a little, though Kang Ji Hwan's off-kilter hero is closer to Vic Zhou's eccentric in Wish to See You Again. CH may just complete the trifecta of awesome dramas about authors then.

The pace is fast, and the characters are all interesting. You know me, Miss plotty/shippy/angsty. Well, here is a confession - I don't care whether Kang Ji Hwan ends up with his assistant or his publisher or neither. I don't care if there will be plot and I hope there will be no angst. Yes - I love the characters and the world THAT much.

So far, this is the drama of the summer for me.

And because I can, here is a MV for Kang Ji Hwan's Hong Gil Dong, the best Robin Hood version out there, for my money (and the only Hong Sisters drama to crack my Top 10, despite my love for their My Girl).

dangermousie: (HGD kiss by miss-dian)
Guess who is finally back on my screen?



That's right, ladies and gents, [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie's Number 1 Kdrama Love, i.e. Kang Ji Hwan is back in the adorable, delicious, fast-paced Coffee House. I don't think I fangirl anyone else in quite the same way - the first moment he appeared on my screen it's as if something relaxed inside me. Kinda insane and a little embarassing. But then the man has not been in a drama for over 2 years (!!!!) so you have to pardon my enthusiasm.

But luckily for me, Coffee House is worth watching regardless of whether one is a Kang Ji Hwan fangirl or not. I haven't been quite this gripped by the first episode since Chuno. I've seen flisties wonder if it is some sort of a Coffee Prince rip-off due to name similarities but they have nothing in common except for a certain realistic/off-kilter vibe. Different premise, different characters, different everything. The vibe of this drama reminds me rather of my favorite drama of all time Worlds Within, which makes sense since they share the same PD.

This story of an eccentric, charming, high-maintenance author and the people in his life actually feels like a jdrama - my favorite kind of kdrama is kdrama doing a jdrama through its unique lens. Love Story jdrama, with Toyokawa Etsushi as a blunt bestseller, comes to mind with this, a little, though Kang Ji Hwan's off-kilter hero is closer to Vic Zhou's eccentric in Wish to See You Again. CH may just complete the trifecta of awesome dramas about authors then.

The pace is fast, and the characters are all interesting. You know me, Miss plotty/shippy/angsty. Well, here is a confession - I don't care whether Kang Ji Hwan ends up with his assistant or his publisher or neither. I don't care if there will be plot and I hope there will be no angst. Yes - I love the characters and the world THAT much.

So far, this is the drama of the summer for me.

And because I can, here is a MV for Kang Ji Hwan's Hong Gil Dong, the best Robin Hood version out there, for my money (and the only Hong Sisters drama to crack my Top 10, despite my love for their My Girl).

dangermousie: (HGD kiss by miss-dian)
Guess who is finally back on my screen?



That's right, ladies and gents, [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie's Number 1 Kdrama Love, i.e. Kang Ji Hwan is back in the adorable, delicious, fast-paced Coffee House. I don't think I fangirl anyone else in quite the same way - the first moment he appeared on my screen it's as if something relaxed inside me. Kinda insane and a little embarassing. But then the man has not been in a drama for over 2 years (!!!!) so you have to pardon my enthusiasm.

But luckily for me, Coffee House is worth watching regardless of whether one is a Kang Ji Hwan fangirl or not. I haven't been quite this gripped by the first episode since Chuno. I've seen flisties wonder if it is some sort of a Coffee Prince rip-off due to name similarities but they have nothing in common except for a certain realistic/off-kilter vibe. Different premise, different characters, different everything. The vibe of this drama reminds me rather of my favorite drama of all time Worlds Within, which makes sense since they share the same PD.

This story of an eccentric, charming, high-maintenance author and the people in his life actually feels like a jdrama - my favorite kind of kdrama is kdrama doing a jdrama through its unique lens. Love Story jdrama, with Toyokawa Etsushi as a blunt bestseller, comes to mind with this, a little, though Kang Ji Hwan's off-kilter hero is closer to Vic Zhou's eccentric in Wish to See You Again. CH may just complete the trifecta of awesome dramas about authors then.

The pace is fast, and the characters are all interesting. You know me, Miss plotty/shippy/angsty. Well, here is a confession - I don't care whether Kang Ji Hwan ends up with his assistant or his publisher or neither. I don't care if there will be plot and I hope there will be no angst. Yes - I love the characters and the world THAT much.

So far, this is the drama of the summer for me.

And because I can, here is a MV for Kang Ji Hwan's Hong Gil Dong, the best Robin Hood version out there, for my money (and the only Hong Sisters drama to crack my Top 10, despite my love for their My Girl).

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: (HGD cheek by miss-dian)
Worlds Within has ruined me for other dramas! At least for a time.



I am not exaggerating - I tried 3 dramas tonight and had to give up - I kept comparing them with WW and they became unwatchable because of it.

First I tried Fly High - bad mistake. Apologies in advance to anyone who liked it but UGH. Even without WW's perfection, Fly High would have been atrocious - in addition to poor visual quality (which to be fair, was not the drama's fault - but the uninventive and snooze-worthy cinematography was) we had the stereotypically, irritatingly cutesy heroine (she missed her bus, hit someone with a shoe accidentally, and tripped, all within the first two minutes of the drama!) and the even more stereotypical icy family-issue-laden CEO who never works despite his lofty title (did I mention that he was supposed to be a native English speaker but I could not make out a word he was saying?). Both of the main characters were paid by actors who were unattractive and could not act. Ugh. UGH.

Then I tried Crazy for You, which I normally would like a lot - I have started it some time ago but then needed to get dvds with better subs which I finally did. But despite my liking it, it just didn't draw me in at all, even though it normally would - it was excellent, I just could not get into the mood in the slightest - WW's realness just made me fixate on dramaness of this (which is normally something I'd love). However, I see myself adoring it in the future and it's excellent example of angsty melodrama - I will definitely watch more when I am in a different mood.

The same goes for Lawyers of Korea - it's a good drama but I couldn't help but compare it with WW and had to turn it off.

And then I stopped trying. I was considering bringing out heavy guns in the shape of Friend but then decided that the whiplash shock from seeing Hyun Bin go from an intellectual director of WW to a brutal thug of Friend would be too much for me in such a short span of time :P And then I got tempted to rewatch Hong Gil Dong (or anything else period, like continuing with Emperor of the Sea or Return of Iljimae) but opted for reading instead as it was late.

You have ruined me, WW! For non-period dramas, at least.
dangermousie: (HGD cheek by miss-dian)
Worlds Within has ruined me for other dramas! At least for a time.



I am not exaggerating - I tried 3 dramas tonight and had to give up - I kept comparing them with WW and they became unwatchable because of it.

First I tried Fly High - bad mistake. Apologies in advance to anyone who liked it but UGH. Even without WW's perfection, Fly High would have been atrocious - in addition to poor visual quality (which to be fair, was not the drama's fault - but the uninventive and snooze-worthy cinematography was) we had the stereotypically, irritatingly cutesy heroine (she missed her bus, hit someone with a shoe accidentally, and tripped, all within the first two minutes of the drama!) and the even more stereotypical icy family-issue-laden CEO who never works despite his lofty title (did I mention that he was supposed to be a native English speaker but I could not make out a word he was saying?). Both of the main characters were paid by actors who were unattractive and could not act. Ugh. UGH.

Then I tried Crazy for You, which I normally would like a lot - I have started it some time ago but then needed to get dvds with better subs which I finally did. But despite my liking it, it just didn't draw me in at all, even though it normally would - it was excellent, I just could not get into the mood in the slightest - WW's realness just made me fixate on dramaness of this (which is normally something I'd love). However, I see myself adoring it in the future and it's excellent example of angsty melodrama - I will definitely watch more when I am in a different mood.

The same goes for Lawyers of Korea - it's a good drama but I couldn't help but compare it with WW and had to turn it off.

And then I stopped trying. I was considering bringing out heavy guns in the shape of Friend but then decided that the whiplash shock from seeing Hyun Bin go from an intellectual director of WW to a brutal thug of Friend would be too much for me in such a short span of time :P And then I got tempted to rewatch Hong Gil Dong (or anything else period, like continuing with Emperor of the Sea or Return of Iljimae) but opted for reading instead as it was late.

You have ruined me, WW! For non-period dramas, at least.
dangermousie: (HGD cheek by miss-dian)
Worlds Within has ruined me for other dramas! At least for a time.



I am not exaggerating - I tried 3 dramas tonight and had to give up - I kept comparing them with WW and they became unwatchable because of it.

First I tried Fly High - bad mistake. Apologies in advance to anyone who liked it but UGH. Even without WW's perfection, Fly High would have been atrocious - in addition to poor visual quality (which to be fair, was not the drama's fault - but the uninventive and snooze-worthy cinematography was) we had the stereotypically, irritatingly cutesy heroine (she missed her bus, hit someone with a shoe accidentally, and tripped, all within the first two minutes of the drama!) and the even more stereotypical icy family-issue-laden CEO who never works despite his lofty title (did I mention that he was supposed to be a native English speaker but I could not make out a word he was saying?). Both of the main characters were paid by actors who were unattractive and could not act. Ugh. UGH.

Then I tried Crazy for You, which I normally would like a lot - I have started it some time ago but then needed to get dvds with better subs which I finally did. But despite my liking it, it just didn't draw me in at all, even though it normally would - it was excellent, I just could not get into the mood in the slightest - WW's realness just made me fixate on dramaness of this (which is normally something I'd love). However, I see myself adoring it in the future and it's excellent example of angsty melodrama - I will definitely watch more when I am in a different mood.

The same goes for Lawyers of Korea - it's a good drama but I couldn't help but compare it with WW and had to turn it off.

And then I stopped trying. I was considering bringing out heavy guns in the shape of Friend but then decided that the whiplash shock from seeing Hyun Bin go from an intellectual director of WW to a brutal thug of Friend would be too much for me in such a short span of time :P And then I got tempted to rewatch Hong Gil Dong (or anything else period, like continuing with Emperor of the Sea or Return of Iljimae) but opted for reading instead as it was late.

You have ruined me, WW! For non-period dramas, at least.
dangermousie: (HGD kiss by miss-dian)
Mad Squee! Hong Sisters, my favorite drama screenwriters, have another drama in the works - something about an idol group.

But honestly, who cares about the topic? Seeing that three of their four dramas are in my kdrama Top 10 (My Girl, DGCH and Hong Gil Dong. Couple or Trouble was not bad but was not my thing), it could be about anything and I'll still watch madly.

If you want a sample of their work, check out the mvs for three of their dramas )
dangermousie: (HGD kiss by miss-dian)
Mad Squee! Hong Sisters, my favorite drama screenwriters, have another drama in the works - something about an idol group.

But honestly, who cares about the topic? Seeing that three of their four dramas are in my kdrama Top 10 (My Girl, DGCH and Hong Gil Dong. Couple or Trouble was not bad but was not my thing), it could be about anything and I'll still watch madly.

If you want a sample of their work, check out the mvs for three of their dramas )

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