dangermousie: (THnK hug by alexandral)
So: weekend drama tally.

1. I have finished Romantic Princess, the twdrama from last year. I think I could feel my brain dying. The drama design was very cute (almost as cute as Wu Zun) but OMG...the stupid. It burns. I think my problem with RP was that in any good drama (or what I consider good drama, I realize everybody has subjective differences in opinion) no matter how improbable the situation, the emotional response of characters to these situations rings true, and the characters themselves come across as consistent, believable people. In RP, the reactions lacked any depth and emotion and the characters were not people, but a collection of superficial traits stuck on good-looking dolls. They did not feel real.

2. I have also finished Hotaru No Hikari, which was just as awesome as it started being as. I don't feel like metaing about it, but it was wonderful and highly recommended. Ayase Haruka was great and so was Fujiki Naohito (*sigh*). I am such a sucker for friends who fall in love. And oh, the ending was the funniest, most adorable thing. I also liked the secondary characters and that Makoto was a sweet, if incompatible guy, not a villain.

Hmmm, seeing that I adored Sapuri, and thought HnH was great, and even KwP ended up working for me, once I realized what it was and what it wasn't, I suppose I can't claim any more that I don't like office dramas :)

3. Zettai Kareshi, first episode. OMG.



So much LOVE.

The story revolves around Riko, a sweet, oldfashioned, and unlucky in love office worker employed by a cake company. One day, through various circumstances, she ends up, without realizing it, purchasing a 'robot,' whom she names Night Tenjo. Night has been programmed to be the perfect boyfriend (of course), but can Riko have feelings for a thing? Can a thing actually have feelings? Oh, and how about Soshi, her senior at the company, who might actually be the real, flesh-and-blood guy she is looking for?

First ep was a total delight. If this keeps up, this might end up a favorite.

I adore the manga this is based on (am a Watase fangirl in general) but, oddly, didn't mind any of the changes. In a way, this is like Hana Yori Dango adaptation: they take the gist of the story and the situation and rearrange it into something same yet different.

I have not seen any of the three actors in anything else (except for Soshi who was Nanba-Senpai in Hana Kimi, but I exited that show really hastily, and he left no impression on me), but I adore them here. Aibu Saki is awkwardly adorable as Riko. You could see both her cookiness and her vulnerability and I just want to squish her. Hayami Mokomichi as Night is spot-on with his slightly robotic and stiff movements and expression. He is 'human' and yet he is 'off' somehow, too. Oh, and Night is just as much a darling in the live-action as he was in the manga. So sweet and stupid :P But, also developing feelings on his own. And I really loved the little subversive point in the manga which is kept in the drama: of course you can have the perfect shoujo boyfriend who will be tall and handsome and utterly devoted: he is programmed to be! In RL, perfection does not really exist.

I have seen Mizushima Hiro in Hana Kimi, but I disliked that drama and never got much into it. He is awesome here, as (in the biggest change from the manga) the playboyish but kind Soshi. I am swooning for him.

And speaking of...Such a pretty drama!

Screencaps galore )

Now they are adapting Zettai Kareshi, I think they should adopt Ayashi No Ceres (if Takeshi Kaneshiro was a decade younger, he is the picture-perfect Toya), or if that is too weird for TV, Fushigi Yuugi. Takizawa Hideaki was born to play Tamahome.

4. Neither of these being available, and with my craving for jdramas (I go through stages of kdrama-heavy watching, jdrama heavy watching etc), I started the excellent (so far) Aishiteiru to Itte Kure, a 1995 drama with Toyokawa Etsushi and Tokiwa Takako. She is an aspiring actress, he is a painter deaf since childhood.

Here is a MV for it:



It's excellent so far, and both leads are pitch-perfect. I have a problematic relationship with some older dramas (even Long Vacation didn't work for me) but this is excellent.

Though I might alternate between this and Yoshitsune. Takizawa Hideaki with a sword! I think [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore is the only one who've seen it on my flist. Do they do Shizuka's dance in the drama? I always loved that part of the story.

Short Yoshitsune MV )

I think I just might finish this first, after all.
dangermousie: (THnK hug by alexandral)
So: weekend drama tally.

1. I have finished Romantic Princess, the twdrama from last year. I think I could feel my brain dying. The drama design was very cute (almost as cute as Wu Zun) but OMG...the stupid. It burns. I think my problem with RP was that in any good drama (or what I consider good drama, I realize everybody has subjective differences in opinion) no matter how improbable the situation, the emotional response of characters to these situations rings true, and the characters themselves come across as consistent, believable people. In RP, the reactions lacked any depth and emotion and the characters were not people, but a collection of superficial traits stuck on good-looking dolls. They did not feel real.

2. I have also finished Hotaru No Hikari, which was just as awesome as it started being as. I don't feel like metaing about it, but it was wonderful and highly recommended. Ayase Haruka was great and so was Fujiki Naohito (*sigh*). I am such a sucker for friends who fall in love. And oh, the ending was the funniest, most adorable thing. I also liked the secondary characters and that Makoto was a sweet, if incompatible guy, not a villain.

Hmmm, seeing that I adored Sapuri, and thought HnH was great, and even KwP ended up working for me, once I realized what it was and what it wasn't, I suppose I can't claim any more that I don't like office dramas :)

3. Zettai Kareshi, first episode. OMG.



So much LOVE.

The story revolves around Riko, a sweet, oldfashioned, and unlucky in love office worker employed by a cake company. One day, through various circumstances, she ends up, without realizing it, purchasing a 'robot,' whom she names Night Tenjo. Night has been programmed to be the perfect boyfriend (of course), but can Riko have feelings for a thing? Can a thing actually have feelings? Oh, and how about Soshi, her senior at the company, who might actually be the real, flesh-and-blood guy she is looking for?

First ep was a total delight. If this keeps up, this might end up a favorite.

I adore the manga this is based on (am a Watase fangirl in general) but, oddly, didn't mind any of the changes. In a way, this is like Hana Yori Dango adaptation: they take the gist of the story and the situation and rearrange it into something same yet different.

I have not seen any of the three actors in anything else (except for Soshi who was Nanba-Senpai in Hana Kimi, but I exited that show really hastily, and he left no impression on me), but I adore them here. Aibu Saki is awkwardly adorable as Riko. You could see both her cookiness and her vulnerability and I just want to squish her. Hayami Mokomichi as Night is spot-on with his slightly robotic and stiff movements and expression. He is 'human' and yet he is 'off' somehow, too. Oh, and Night is just as much a darling in the live-action as he was in the manga. So sweet and stupid :P But, also developing feelings on his own. And I really loved the little subversive point in the manga which is kept in the drama: of course you can have the perfect shoujo boyfriend who will be tall and handsome and utterly devoted: he is programmed to be! In RL, perfection does not really exist.

I have seen Mizushima Hiro in Hana Kimi, but I disliked that drama and never got much into it. He is awesome here, as (in the biggest change from the manga) the playboyish but kind Soshi. I am swooning for him.

And speaking of...Such a pretty drama!

Screencaps galore )

Now they are adapting Zettai Kareshi, I think they should adopt Ayashi No Ceres (if Takeshi Kaneshiro was a decade younger, he is the picture-perfect Toya), or if that is too weird for TV, Fushigi Yuugi. Takizawa Hideaki was born to play Tamahome.

4. Neither of these being available, and with my craving for jdramas (I go through stages of kdrama-heavy watching, jdrama heavy watching etc), I started the excellent (so far) Aishiteiru to Itte Kure, a 1995 drama with Toyokawa Etsushi and Tokiwa Takako. She is an aspiring actress, he is a painter deaf since childhood.

Here is a MV for it:



It's excellent so far, and both leads are pitch-perfect. I have a problematic relationship with some older dramas (even Long Vacation didn't work for me) but this is excellent.

Though I might alternate between this and Yoshitsune. Takizawa Hideaki with a sword! I think [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore is the only one who've seen it on my flist. Do they do Shizuka's dance in the drama? I always loved that part of the story.

Short Yoshitsune MV )

I think I just might finish this first, after all.
dangermousie: (THnK hug by alexandral)
So: weekend drama tally.

1. I have finished Romantic Princess, the twdrama from last year. I think I could feel my brain dying. The drama design was very cute (almost as cute as Wu Zun) but OMG...the stupid. It burns. I think my problem with RP was that in any good drama (or what I consider good drama, I realize everybody has subjective differences in opinion) no matter how improbable the situation, the emotional response of characters to these situations rings true, and the characters themselves come across as consistent, believable people. In RP, the reactions lacked any depth and emotion and the characters were not people, but a collection of superficial traits stuck on good-looking dolls. They did not feel real.

2. I have also finished Hotaru No Hikari, which was just as awesome as it started being as. I don't feel like metaing about it, but it was wonderful and highly recommended. Ayase Haruka was great and so was Fujiki Naohito (*sigh*). I am such a sucker for friends who fall in love. And oh, the ending was the funniest, most adorable thing. I also liked the secondary characters and that Makoto was a sweet, if incompatible guy, not a villain.

Hmmm, seeing that I adored Sapuri, and thought HnH was great, and even KwP ended up working for me, once I realized what it was and what it wasn't, I suppose I can't claim any more that I don't like office dramas :)

3. Zettai Kareshi, first episode. OMG.



So much LOVE.

The story revolves around Riko, a sweet, oldfashioned, and unlucky in love office worker employed by a cake company. One day, through various circumstances, she ends up, without realizing it, purchasing a 'robot,' whom she names Night Tenjo. Night has been programmed to be the perfect boyfriend (of course), but can Riko have feelings for a thing? Can a thing actually have feelings? Oh, and how about Soshi, her senior at the company, who might actually be the real, flesh-and-blood guy she is looking for?

First ep was a total delight. If this keeps up, this might end up a favorite.

I adore the manga this is based on (am a Watase fangirl in general) but, oddly, didn't mind any of the changes. In a way, this is like Hana Yori Dango adaptation: they take the gist of the story and the situation and rearrange it into something same yet different.

I have not seen any of the three actors in anything else (except for Soshi who was Nanba-Senpai in Hana Kimi, but I exited that show really hastily, and he left no impression on me), but I adore them here. Aibu Saki is awkwardly adorable as Riko. You could see both her cookiness and her vulnerability and I just want to squish her. Hayami Mokomichi as Night is spot-on with his slightly robotic and stiff movements and expression. He is 'human' and yet he is 'off' somehow, too. Oh, and Night is just as much a darling in the live-action as he was in the manga. So sweet and stupid :P But, also developing feelings on his own. And I really loved the little subversive point in the manga which is kept in the drama: of course you can have the perfect shoujo boyfriend who will be tall and handsome and utterly devoted: he is programmed to be! In RL, perfection does not really exist.

I have seen Mizushima Hiro in Hana Kimi, but I disliked that drama and never got much into it. He is awesome here, as (in the biggest change from the manga) the playboyish but kind Soshi. I am swooning for him.

And speaking of...Such a pretty drama!

Screencaps galore )

Now they are adapting Zettai Kareshi, I think they should adopt Ayashi No Ceres (if Takeshi Kaneshiro was a decade younger, he is the picture-perfect Toya), or if that is too weird for TV, Fushigi Yuugi. Takizawa Hideaki was born to play Tamahome.

4. Neither of these being available, and with my craving for jdramas (I go through stages of kdrama-heavy watching, jdrama heavy watching etc), I started the excellent (so far) Aishiteiru to Itte Kure, a 1995 drama with Toyokawa Etsushi and Tokiwa Takako. She is an aspiring actress, he is a painter deaf since childhood.

Here is a MV for it:



It's excellent so far, and both leads are pitch-perfect. I have a problematic relationship with some older dramas (even Long Vacation didn't work for me) but this is excellent.

Though I might alternate between this and Yoshitsune. Takizawa Hideaki with a sword! I think [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore is the only one who've seen it on my flist. Do they do Shizuka's dance in the drama? I always loved that part of the story.

Short Yoshitsune MV )

I think I just might finish this first, after all.
dangermousie: (HYD: by myssylanious)
1. Two and a half eps into Hotaru No Hikari and I continue to adore it as much as ever. I adore Hotaru, who is sooooo funny. Here’s a hint, girl. When you, a twenty-something woman, have to get relationship advice from a thirty-something divorced man (whose wife walked out on him!) and he is still better at it than you are, you need an intervention :)

I do love that both Hotaru and Takano need to grow and change. FN’s character wasn’t some pure-hearted innocent with an evil, cheating wife. He was a workaholic who neglected spending time with her and I think her walking out is what made him ‘wake up’, and I love that he does realize the need for change. But basically, he is a very nice guy (the scene with the red folder? EEEEE!) and I sort of adore him in his spiffy suits and dorky raincoat. And his interactions with Hotaru make me LOL.

I also really like the sweet-natured lady who likes Makoto (the ‘Other Guy’) and Takano’s friend who crushes on her. He is so awesome. He is going to try to help her get Makoto because he wants her to be happy. EEEE! Since I know how the pairings will eventually turn out, I wonder if HnH saying that the best guy for you is your friend, which is actually an awesome observation and good for long-term relationships (my husband is, after all, my best friend).

2. Robbers is ending today. I am going to read spoilers and that would determine whether I watch it or not (I saw first three eps and stopped). It’s simple. If Oh Joon dies, I am gone: I pick my ‘terminal illness’ dramas very sparingly and they have to be extra-special, and this would not be it. I adore Jang Hyuk and Lee Da Hae, but I have plenty of other dramas with them to watch. I wonder if a lot of people feel the same way, because apparently the ratings for ep 15 were under 5%, which is insanely low for a kdrama, and apparently is the lowest rated ep in 2008 (I am sure there will come a drama to beat it). I mean, watching a poor mistreated guy who just has found self-respect and love with a young widow with a cute child, a young widow that already had to lose her husband tragically, succumb to tragedy and terminal illness? Not most people’s cup of soju.

ETA: Found out the ending. spoilers )

3. I am excited about an upcoming drama, which will start at end of March: Three Dads And One Mom.



It stars Eugene, Jo Hyun Jae, Jae Hee, Shin Sung-Rok. The only problem I have with this is that I adore Jae Hee with mad pash but have never seen JHJ in anything and I just know Jae Hee will end up being ‘the other guy,’ the Lee Junki character in My Girl, the playboy who falls for the heroine and gets his heart broken and I do not approve of broken-hearted Jae Hee on principle.

Plot: Eugene plays a new mother and widow. Her husband has just keeled over. Not only that, but since he was sterile, the baby was created artificially, through a ‘donation’ by his three friends. Thus, according to release at soompi, the three ‘dads’ are: “Jo Hyun Jae who is returning to the TV screen two years after "Ballad of Seodong" will play a comic role as a successful fund manager. Shin Sung Rok plays the role of an innocent detective who cannot even speak well in front of women while Jae Hee is a 'pretty boy' comic artist who likes girls but doesn't know true love.”

Pics of gentlemen and lady involved )

4. I really need a Fujiki Naohito icon. I crave it like a drug.
dangermousie: (HYD: by myssylanious)
1. Two and a half eps into Hotaru No Hikari and I continue to adore it as much as ever. I adore Hotaru, who is sooooo funny. Here’s a hint, girl. When you, a twenty-something woman, have to get relationship advice from a thirty-something divorced man (whose wife walked out on him!) and he is still better at it than you are, you need an intervention :)

I do love that both Hotaru and Takano need to grow and change. FN’s character wasn’t some pure-hearted innocent with an evil, cheating wife. He was a workaholic who neglected spending time with her and I think her walking out is what made him ‘wake up’, and I love that he does realize the need for change. But basically, he is a very nice guy (the scene with the red folder? EEEEE!) and I sort of adore him in his spiffy suits and dorky raincoat. And his interactions with Hotaru make me LOL.

I also really like the sweet-natured lady who likes Makoto (the ‘Other Guy’) and Takano’s friend who crushes on her. He is so awesome. He is going to try to help her get Makoto because he wants her to be happy. EEEE! Since I know how the pairings will eventually turn out, I wonder if HnH saying that the best guy for you is your friend, which is actually an awesome observation and good for long-term relationships (my husband is, after all, my best friend).

2. Robbers is ending today. I am going to read spoilers and that would determine whether I watch it or not (I saw first three eps and stopped). It’s simple. If Oh Joon dies, I am gone: I pick my ‘terminal illness’ dramas very sparingly and they have to be extra-special, and this would not be it. I adore Jang Hyuk and Lee Da Hae, but I have plenty of other dramas with them to watch. I wonder if a lot of people feel the same way, because apparently the ratings for ep 15 were under 5%, which is insanely low for a kdrama, and apparently is the lowest rated ep in 2008 (I am sure there will come a drama to beat it). I mean, watching a poor mistreated guy who just has found self-respect and love with a young widow with a cute child, a young widow that already had to lose her husband tragically, succumb to tragedy and terminal illness? Not most people’s cup of soju.

ETA: Found out the ending. spoilers )

3. I am excited about an upcoming drama, which will start at end of March: Three Dads And One Mom.



It stars Eugene, Jo Hyun Jae, Jae Hee, Shin Sung-Rok. The only problem I have with this is that I adore Jae Hee with mad pash but have never seen JHJ in anything and I just know Jae Hee will end up being ‘the other guy,’ the Lee Junki character in My Girl, the playboy who falls for the heroine and gets his heart broken and I do not approve of broken-hearted Jae Hee on principle.

Plot: Eugene plays a new mother and widow. Her husband has just keeled over. Not only that, but since he was sterile, the baby was created artificially, through a ‘donation’ by his three friends. Thus, according to release at soompi, the three ‘dads’ are: “Jo Hyun Jae who is returning to the TV screen two years after "Ballad of Seodong" will play a comic role as a successful fund manager. Shin Sung Rok plays the role of an innocent detective who cannot even speak well in front of women while Jae Hee is a 'pretty boy' comic artist who likes girls but doesn't know true love.”

Pics of gentlemen and lady involved )

4. I really need a Fujiki Naohito icon. I crave it like a drug.
dangermousie: (HYD: by myssylanious)
1. Two and a half eps into Hotaru No Hikari and I continue to adore it as much as ever. I adore Hotaru, who is sooooo funny. Here’s a hint, girl. When you, a twenty-something woman, have to get relationship advice from a thirty-something divorced man (whose wife walked out on him!) and he is still better at it than you are, you need an intervention :)

I do love that both Hotaru and Takano need to grow and change. FN’s character wasn’t some pure-hearted innocent with an evil, cheating wife. He was a workaholic who neglected spending time with her and I think her walking out is what made him ‘wake up’, and I love that he does realize the need for change. But basically, he is a very nice guy (the scene with the red folder? EEEEE!) and I sort of adore him in his spiffy suits and dorky raincoat. And his interactions with Hotaru make me LOL.

I also really like the sweet-natured lady who likes Makoto (the ‘Other Guy’) and Takano’s friend who crushes on her. He is so awesome. He is going to try to help her get Makoto because he wants her to be happy. EEEE! Since I know how the pairings will eventually turn out, I wonder if HnH saying that the best guy for you is your friend, which is actually an awesome observation and good for long-term relationships (my husband is, after all, my best friend).

2. Robbers is ending today. I am going to read spoilers and that would determine whether I watch it or not (I saw first three eps and stopped). It’s simple. If Oh Joon dies, I am gone: I pick my ‘terminal illness’ dramas very sparingly and they have to be extra-special, and this would not be it. I adore Jang Hyuk and Lee Da Hae, but I have plenty of other dramas with them to watch. I wonder if a lot of people feel the same way, because apparently the ratings for ep 15 were under 5%, which is insanely low for a kdrama, and apparently is the lowest rated ep in 2008 (I am sure there will come a drama to beat it). I mean, watching a poor mistreated guy who just has found self-respect and love with a young widow with a cute child, a young widow that already had to lose her husband tragically, succumb to tragedy and terminal illness? Not most people’s cup of soju.

ETA: Found out the ending. spoilers )

3. I am excited about an upcoming drama, which will start at end of March: Three Dads And One Mom.



It stars Eugene, Jo Hyun Jae, Jae Hee, Shin Sung-Rok. The only problem I have with this is that I adore Jae Hee with mad pash but have never seen JHJ in anything and I just know Jae Hee will end up being ‘the other guy,’ the Lee Junki character in My Girl, the playboy who falls for the heroine and gets his heart broken and I do not approve of broken-hearted Jae Hee on principle.

Plot: Eugene plays a new mother and widow. Her husband has just keeled over. Not only that, but since he was sterile, the baby was created artificially, through a ‘donation’ by his three friends. Thus, according to release at soompi, the three ‘dads’ are: “Jo Hyun Jae who is returning to the TV screen two years after "Ballad of Seodong" will play a comic role as a successful fund manager. Shin Sung Rok plays the role of an innocent detective who cannot even speak well in front of women while Jae Hee is a 'pretty boy' comic artist who likes girls but doesn't know true love.”

Pics of gentlemen and lady involved )

4. I really need a Fujiki Naohito icon. I crave it like a drug.
dangermousie: (Pride by scottishlass)
Romatic Princess was cute but didn't hold my attention so I started the jdrama I planned to start for a while, Hotaru No Hikari.



(I did a summary for it here, with vids).

YOU GUYS THIS IS THE MOST AWESOME THING IN EXISTENCE.

I am an ep in, and I defy anyone, no matter how down, bored, or just plain grumpy, to not emerge out of this without a grin on their face, and feeling warm and wonderful.

Ayase Haruka is so funny and so gorgeous, and I adore her bossy, oddball, messy Hotaru who makes up her own words, drinks beer for breakfast and goes giddy over a kiss by a handsome crush (Other Guy, who is hot and cool at the same time). Fujiki Naohito is just as good as he was in Itoshi Kimi E (and as gorgeous) only this time he is making me grin and not bawl. His Takano is all taken-aback, sweet-natured perfectionist of adorkableness. Both of them have so much adorableness, I just might explode.

GUUUUUH. I just might fall into HnH coma and never emerge, I love it THIS much.
dangermousie: (Pride by scottishlass)
Romatic Princess was cute but didn't hold my attention so I started the jdrama I planned to start for a while, Hotaru No Hikari.



(I did a summary for it here, with vids).

YOU GUYS THIS IS THE MOST AWESOME THING IN EXISTENCE.

I am an ep in, and I defy anyone, no matter how down, bored, or just plain grumpy, to not emerge out of this without a grin on their face, and feeling warm and wonderful.

Ayase Haruka is so funny and so gorgeous, and I adore her bossy, oddball, messy Hotaru who makes up her own words, drinks beer for breakfast and goes giddy over a kiss by a handsome crush (Other Guy, who is hot and cool at the same time). Fujiki Naohito is just as good as he was in Itoshi Kimi E (and as gorgeous) only this time he is making me grin and not bawl. His Takano is all taken-aback, sweet-natured perfectionist of adorkableness. Both of them have so much adorableness, I just might explode.

GUUUUUH. I just might fall into HnH coma and never emerge, I love it THIS much.
dangermousie: (Pride by scottishlass)
Romatic Princess was cute but didn't hold my attention so I started the jdrama I planned to start for a while, Hotaru No Hikari.



(I did a summary for it here, with vids).

YOU GUYS THIS IS THE MOST AWESOME THING IN EXISTENCE.

I am an ep in, and I defy anyone, no matter how down, bored, or just plain grumpy, to not emerge out of this without a grin on their face, and feeling warm and wonderful.

Ayase Haruka is so funny and so gorgeous, and I adore her bossy, oddball, messy Hotaru who makes up her own words, drinks beer for breakfast and goes giddy over a kiss by a handsome crush (Other Guy, who is hot and cool at the same time). Fujiki Naohito is just as good as he was in Itoshi Kimi E (and as gorgeous) only this time he is making me grin and not bawl. His Takano is all taken-aback, sweet-natured perfectionist of adorkableness. Both of them have so much adorableness, I just might explode.

GUUUUUH. I just might fall into HnH coma and never emerge, I love it THIS much.
dangermousie: (ToH by theheaven)
[livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl and I had an awesome time watching Legend. It's even better the second time around.

But the post is not about that. The post? Is a picspam.

Today's object for a picspam? Korean actor Jo In Sung.



JIS is one of my favorite Asian actors, actually, after seeing him in the drama Something Happened in Bali and movie A Dirty Carnival. Yeah, I find him physically appealing, but it's not really because of that, but because of that incredibly intense vibe he has. He singlehandedly put Bali on my Top 10 kdramas list (he was such a darker version of Domyouji/Logan Echolls combo) and ADC was an amazing, amazing movie (about a small-time gang enforcer) I saw at a festival (he won Korea's equivalent of Best Actor Oscar for it), even if it did make me depressed enough to want to bash my head against the wall. If anyone can inform me about a movie or drama he did where he got to be happy for long stretches, I'd be grateful ;) ETA: Found it, comedy about North Korean gal and South Korean guy falling for each other. Yay.

He has an upcoming movie, which a period epic/gay love story, where he and Jo Jin Mo play an OTP, a King and a bodyguard. *meep*.

Anyway, pics, all from soompi:

Gigantic picspam )

Oh, and I found this awesome Yamapi gif in someone's sig in d-addicts:



Good night!

ETA: Oh, and I have only one ep of Beautiful Days left, and then it's Hotaru No Hikari. Yes.
dangermousie: (ToH by theheaven)
[livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl and I had an awesome time watching Legend. It's even better the second time around.

But the post is not about that. The post? Is a picspam.

Today's object for a picspam? Korean actor Jo In Sung.



JIS is one of my favorite Asian actors, actually, after seeing him in the drama Something Happened in Bali and movie A Dirty Carnival. Yeah, I find him physically appealing, but it's not really because of that, but because of that incredibly intense vibe he has. He singlehandedly put Bali on my Top 10 kdramas list (he was such a darker version of Domyouji/Logan Echolls combo) and ADC was an amazing, amazing movie (about a small-time gang enforcer) I saw at a festival (he won Korea's equivalent of Best Actor Oscar for it), even if it did make me depressed enough to want to bash my head against the wall. If anyone can inform me about a movie or drama he did where he got to be happy for long stretches, I'd be grateful ;) ETA: Found it, comedy about North Korean gal and South Korean guy falling for each other. Yay.

He has an upcoming movie, which a period epic/gay love story, where he and Jo Jin Mo play an OTP, a King and a bodyguard. *meep*.

Anyway, pics, all from soompi:

Gigantic picspam )

Oh, and I found this awesome Yamapi gif in someone's sig in d-addicts:



Good night!

ETA: Oh, and I have only one ep of Beautiful Days left, and then it's Hotaru No Hikari. Yes.
dangermousie: (ToH by theheaven)
[livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl and I had an awesome time watching Legend. It's even better the second time around.

But the post is not about that. The post? Is a picspam.

Today's object for a picspam? Korean actor Jo In Sung.



JIS is one of my favorite Asian actors, actually, after seeing him in the drama Something Happened in Bali and movie A Dirty Carnival. Yeah, I find him physically appealing, but it's not really because of that, but because of that incredibly intense vibe he has. He singlehandedly put Bali on my Top 10 kdramas list (he was such a darker version of Domyouji/Logan Echolls combo) and ADC was an amazing, amazing movie (about a small-time gang enforcer) I saw at a festival (he won Korea's equivalent of Best Actor Oscar for it), even if it did make me depressed enough to want to bash my head against the wall. If anyone can inform me about a movie or drama he did where he got to be happy for long stretches, I'd be grateful ;) ETA: Found it, comedy about North Korean gal and South Korean guy falling for each other. Yay.

He has an upcoming movie, which a period epic/gay love story, where he and Jo Jin Mo play an OTP, a King and a bodyguard. *meep*.

Anyway, pics, all from soompi:

Gigantic picspam )

Oh, and I found this awesome Yamapi gif in someone's sig in d-addicts:



Good night!

ETA: Oh, and I have only one ep of Beautiful Days left, and then it's Hotaru No Hikari. Yes.
dangermousie: (Jumong: otp with armor)
Seeing that I am almost done with the lovely Snow White on DVD, and can take MISA only in carefully-controlled doses, on computer (I always split my dramas into computer and DVD (I usually watch one of 'each kind' at the same time...well not literally...), my DVD drama is Hotaru No Hikari, when I finish SW, but my computer drama is...

The Legend.



The Legend is Korea's last year epic fantasy drama. For a Western viewer, the best way to describe it would be as a sort of Arthurian legend, complete with politics, swords, battles, star-crossed lovers, and a brutal medieval version of polo (!!!!).

Dam Deok (played by Bae Yong Joon. It's my first BYJ drama and I think I really get the fuss now) is someone prophesied to unite fourth century Korea when he reaches adulthood. But will he even be able to survive in the cut-throat world of warring clans and court intrigue? Will he be able to fulfill his destiny? Will there be a lot of awesome battle scenes, magic, love, and hot men in armor? YOU BET.

OMG.

You guys.

I just finished the first episode and I am in love. The first episode was solidly backstory and I didn't mind. I usually forward every epic/period drama, but here I remained glued to the screen.

The first episode largely deals with what happened 2000 years before our story takes place as a head clansman tells a famous legend to his ward, an adorably tomboyish scruffy girl named Sujini (our future heroine). For a reason we find out mid-ep, the tribesmen do not want to tell this story to her at all. It is a story of the dawn of mankind, when humans were being enslaved by the Tiger Tribe, which possessed a fierce power of fire spirit, wielded by the Tiger Tribe Priestess Kajin.

Lord Hwangwoong, son of the Ruler of Heaven comes down to Earth in order to put a stop to this destructiveness and to help humans. He largely establishes peace and plenty, brings powerful protective spirits down to help, and is even kind enough to heal Kajin's wounds when he comes across her in battle. He also meets a Warrior Woman Sae-Oh, and well...Gods aren't supposed to fall in love with Humans, but...

Oh heck, it's kdrama, and it all goes to hell in a handbasket. But with awesome CGI.

How is it relevant to our story? Well, Dam Deok is in a way a reincarnation of Lord Hwangwoong and Sujini is a reincarnation of Sae-Oh, but that's not necessarily a good thing...

Normally I wouldn't care about backstory, but this first ep really held my attention. It would make a pretty good dark fairytale in itself.

Here are tons of screencaps )

Two MVs )

In other news, i've been haunting the usual places for 1 Pound No Fukuin subs. I need my Kame and the Nun fix. I am going insane.
dangermousie: (Jumong: otp with armor)
Seeing that I am almost done with the lovely Snow White on DVD, and can take MISA only in carefully-controlled doses, on computer (I always split my dramas into computer and DVD (I usually watch one of 'each kind' at the same time...well not literally...), my DVD drama is Hotaru No Hikari, when I finish SW, but my computer drama is...

The Legend.



The Legend is Korea's last year epic fantasy drama. For a Western viewer, the best way to describe it would be as a sort of Arthurian legend, complete with politics, swords, battles, star-crossed lovers, and a brutal medieval version of polo (!!!!).

Dam Deok (played by Bae Yong Joon. It's my first BYJ drama and I think I really get the fuss now) is someone prophesied to unite fourth century Korea when he reaches adulthood. But will he even be able to survive in the cut-throat world of warring clans and court intrigue? Will he be able to fulfill his destiny? Will there be a lot of awesome battle scenes, magic, love, and hot men in armor? YOU BET.

OMG.

You guys.

I just finished the first episode and I am in love. The first episode was solidly backstory and I didn't mind. I usually forward every epic/period drama, but here I remained glued to the screen.

The first episode largely deals with what happened 2000 years before our story takes place as a head clansman tells a famous legend to his ward, an adorably tomboyish scruffy girl named Sujini (our future heroine). For a reason we find out mid-ep, the tribesmen do not want to tell this story to her at all. It is a story of the dawn of mankind, when humans were being enslaved by the Tiger Tribe, which possessed a fierce power of fire spirit, wielded by the Tiger Tribe Priestess Kajin.

Lord Hwangwoong, son of the Ruler of Heaven comes down to Earth in order to put a stop to this destructiveness and to help humans. He largely establishes peace and plenty, brings powerful protective spirits down to help, and is even kind enough to heal Kajin's wounds when he comes across her in battle. He also meets a Warrior Woman Sae-Oh, and well...Gods aren't supposed to fall in love with Humans, but...

Oh heck, it's kdrama, and it all goes to hell in a handbasket. But with awesome CGI.

How is it relevant to our story? Well, Dam Deok is in a way a reincarnation of Lord Hwangwoong and Sujini is a reincarnation of Sae-Oh, but that's not necessarily a good thing...

Normally I wouldn't care about backstory, but this first ep really held my attention. It would make a pretty good dark fairytale in itself.

Here are tons of screencaps )

Two MVs )

In other news, i've been haunting the usual places for 1 Pound No Fukuin subs. I need my Kame and the Nun fix. I am going insane.
dangermousie: (Jumong: otp with armor)
Seeing that I am almost done with the lovely Snow White on DVD, and can take MISA only in carefully-controlled doses, on computer (I always split my dramas into computer and DVD (I usually watch one of 'each kind' at the same time...well not literally...), my DVD drama is Hotaru No Hikari, when I finish SW, but my computer drama is...

The Legend.



The Legend is Korea's last year epic fantasy drama. For a Western viewer, the best way to describe it would be as a sort of Arthurian legend, complete with politics, swords, battles, star-crossed lovers, and a brutal medieval version of polo (!!!!).

Dam Deok (played by Bae Yong Joon. It's my first BYJ drama and I think I really get the fuss now) is someone prophesied to unite fourth century Korea when he reaches adulthood. But will he even be able to survive in the cut-throat world of warring clans and court intrigue? Will he be able to fulfill his destiny? Will there be a lot of awesome battle scenes, magic, love, and hot men in armor? YOU BET.

OMG.

You guys.

I just finished the first episode and I am in love. The first episode was solidly backstory and I didn't mind. I usually forward every epic/period drama, but here I remained glued to the screen.

The first episode largely deals with what happened 2000 years before our story takes place as a head clansman tells a famous legend to his ward, an adorably tomboyish scruffy girl named Sujini (our future heroine). For a reason we find out mid-ep, the tribesmen do not want to tell this story to her at all. It is a story of the dawn of mankind, when humans were being enslaved by the Tiger Tribe, which possessed a fierce power of fire spirit, wielded by the Tiger Tribe Priestess Kajin.

Lord Hwangwoong, son of the Ruler of Heaven comes down to Earth in order to put a stop to this destructiveness and to help humans. He largely establishes peace and plenty, brings powerful protective spirits down to help, and is even kind enough to heal Kajin's wounds when he comes across her in battle. He also meets a Warrior Woman Sae-Oh, and well...Gods aren't supposed to fall in love with Humans, but...

Oh heck, it's kdrama, and it all goes to hell in a handbasket. But with awesome CGI.

How is it relevant to our story? Well, Dam Deok is in a way a reincarnation of Lord Hwangwoong and Sujini is a reincarnation of Sae-Oh, but that's not necessarily a good thing...

Normally I wouldn't care about backstory, but this first ep really held my attention. It would make a pretty good dark fairytale in itself.

Here are tons of screencaps )

Two MVs )

In other news, i've been haunting the usual places for 1 Pound No Fukuin subs. I need my Kame and the Nun fix. I am going insane.
dangermousie: (Takki 9 by hhr79)
Meet my next jdrama (once I finish with Snow White kdrama):

Hotaru No Hikari, starring Ayase Haruka (who I swear looks like a Japanese version of Barbie Xsu) and Fujiki Naohito who is my newest drama favorite.

Plot (from wiki): Our heroine, Hotaru works for a famous interior design company. It's a glamorous job but Hotaru's private life is totally the opposite of glamorous. She lives alone, and when she isn't working she's mostly lazing about her rented house in training wear. She's not interested in men. In fact, she isn't interested in anything. "I'd rather lie around than fool around," is her motto.

Her landlord's son, who has just separated from his wife, comes to inspect the rental property, not knowing that someone is living there. He is shocked at the mess, but not as shocked as Hotaru. He turns out to be her boss, Takano (Fujiki Naohito, duh)...

I have no idea how, but somehow they end up living together :)

It sounds fun and funny and awesome. And best of all? Fujiki Naohito doesn't die or go blind or something equally horrendous!!!

SeeMV of adorableness:



Another MV, song sung by FN )
dangermousie: (Takki 9 by hhr79)
Meet my next jdrama (once I finish with Snow White kdrama):

Hotaru No Hikari, starring Ayase Haruka (who I swear looks like a Japanese version of Barbie Xsu) and Fujiki Naohito who is my newest drama favorite.

Plot (from wiki): Our heroine, Hotaru works for a famous interior design company. It's a glamorous job but Hotaru's private life is totally the opposite of glamorous. She lives alone, and when she isn't working she's mostly lazing about her rented house in training wear. She's not interested in men. In fact, she isn't interested in anything. "I'd rather lie around than fool around," is her motto.

Her landlord's son, who has just separated from his wife, comes to inspect the rental property, not knowing that someone is living there. He is shocked at the mess, but not as shocked as Hotaru. He turns out to be her boss, Takano (Fujiki Naohito, duh)...

I have no idea how, but somehow they end up living together :)

It sounds fun and funny and awesome. And best of all? Fujiki Naohito doesn't die or go blind or something equally horrendous!!!

SeeMV of adorableness:



Another MV, song sung by FN )
dangermousie: (Takki 9 by hhr79)
Meet my next jdrama (once I finish with Snow White kdrama):

Hotaru No Hikari, starring Ayase Haruka (who I swear looks like a Japanese version of Barbie Xsu) and Fujiki Naohito who is my newest drama favorite.

Plot (from wiki): Our heroine, Hotaru works for a famous interior design company. It's a glamorous job but Hotaru's private life is totally the opposite of glamorous. She lives alone, and when she isn't working she's mostly lazing about her rented house in training wear. She's not interested in men. In fact, she isn't interested in anything. "I'd rather lie around than fool around," is her motto.

Her landlord's son, who has just separated from his wife, comes to inspect the rental property, not knowing that someone is living there. He is shocked at the mess, but not as shocked as Hotaru. He turns out to be her boss, Takano (Fujiki Naohito, duh)...

I have no idea how, but somehow they end up living together :)

It sounds fun and funny and awesome. And best of all? Fujiki Naohito doesn't die or go blind or something equally horrendous!!!

SeeMV of adorableness:



Another MV, song sung by FN )

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