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I am 8 eps into HZGG and my take on it can be summed up as: pretty fluff with some cool outfits.

I adore Zi Wei/Er Kang (though every time people discourse on how gorgeous Ziwei is, I am puzzled. I like the character but lookwise, she's the plainest cdrama leading lady I've seen). I skip to their scenes a lot:





DOES YAN ZI EVER CALM THE FUCK DOWN?! Seriously, I have high tolerance for madcap, cutesy, hyper heroines, but I want to throttle our ostensible heroine who has the maturity, survival skills and brains of a pancake and acts as if she's permanently on uppers. Common sense is on another planet from this lady. I love suicidally feisty (adored Yang Mi's character in Gong) but Yan Zi appears brain-damaged. She's also not good-looking either (cdramas have so many gorgeous actresses, why is this big-budget production about beauties stocked with so many plain women?) but it's her insane character that drives me off the bend. Her behavior would be cute in my daughter. My daughter is two years old.



Ugh. I know that she is shipped a lot with Fifth Prince, but he seems a fairly nice guy. What has he done to be afflicted with YZ? I really hopes she simmers down.



In conclusion, this guy (I think he's Er Kang's bro) is the only one rocking the queue.



I lied. In other conclusion, can Benjamin go away? I have nothing against the actor, but the character is so wholesomely bland he makes me want to sleep.

So, HZGG - very pretty, some stories and characters I adore, others I want to drown. So basically, your average drama. Though I confess that I kinda want to unleash Zombie Yong Zheng on them and wipe the floor with the lot of them.
dangermousie: (Default)
I am 8 eps into HZGG and my take on it can be summed up as: pretty fluff with some cool outfits.

I adore Zi Wei/Er Kang (though every time people discourse on how gorgeous Ziwei is, I am puzzled. I like the character but lookwise, she's the plainest cdrama leading lady I've seen). I skip to their scenes a lot:





DOES YAN ZI EVER CALM THE FUCK DOWN?! Seriously, I have high tolerance for madcap, cutesy, hyper heroines, but I want to throttle our ostensible heroine who has the maturity, survival skills and brains of a pancake and acts as if she's permanently on uppers. Common sense is on another planet from this lady. I love suicidally feisty (adored Yang Mi's character in Gong) but Yan Zi appears brain-damaged. She's also not good-looking either (cdramas have so many gorgeous actresses, why is this big-budget production about beauties stocked with so many plain women?) but it's her insane character that drives me off the bend. Her behavior would be cute in my daughter. My daughter is two years old.



Ugh. I know that she is shipped a lot with Fifth Prince, but he seems a fairly nice guy. What has he done to be afflicted with YZ? I really hopes she simmers down.



In conclusion, this guy (I think he's Er Kang's bro) is the only one rocking the queue.



I lied. In other conclusion, can Benjamin go away? I have nothing against the actor, but the character is so wholesomely bland he makes me want to sleep.

So, HZGG - very pretty, some stories and characters I adore, others I want to drown. So basically, your average drama. Though I confess that I kinda want to unleash Zombie Yong Zheng on them and wipe the floor with the lot of them.
dangermousie: (Default)
I am 8 eps into HZGG and my take on it can be summed up as: pretty fluff with some cool outfits.

I adore Zi Wei/Er Kang (though every time people discourse on how gorgeous Ziwei is, I am puzzled. I like the character but lookwise, she's the plainest cdrama leading lady I've seen). I skip to their scenes a lot:





DOES YAN ZI EVER CALM THE FUCK DOWN?! Seriously, I have high tolerance for madcap, cutesy, hyper heroines, but I want to throttle our ostensible heroine who has the maturity, survival skills and brains of a pancake and acts as if she's permanently on uppers. Common sense is on another planet from this lady. I love suicidally feisty (adored Yang Mi's character in Gong) but Yan Zi appears brain-damaged. She's also not good-looking either (cdramas have so many gorgeous actresses, why is this big-budget production about beauties stocked with so many plain women?) but it's her insane character that drives me off the bend. Her behavior would be cute in my daughter. My daughter is two years old.



Ugh. I know that she is shipped a lot with Fifth Prince, but he seems a fairly nice guy. What has he done to be afflicted with YZ? I really hopes she simmers down.



In conclusion, this guy (I think he's Er Kang's bro) is the only one rocking the queue.



I lied. In other conclusion, can Benjamin go away? I have nothing against the actor, but the character is so wholesomely bland he makes me want to sleep.

So, HZGG - very pretty, some stories and characters I adore, others I want to drown. So basically, your average drama. Though I confess that I kinda want to unleash Zombie Yong Zheng on them and wipe the floor with the lot of them.
dangermousie: (JPLH otp)
Is this going to get me drummed out of the ranks of drama lovers? I am enjoying the new Huan Zhu Ge Ge. I've never seen the original so have no comparisons, and while this isn't emotionally searing or deep, it's so pretty and fluffy and ridiculously good-natured. Though I confess, I was kinda blah-ing about it until I got to the meeting of Zi Wei (illegitimate Princess) and Er Kang (royal bodyguard). Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. SHIP!!!! I confess I kinda skim any but their scenes (am on ep 6).



Luckily for me, they are one of the two main OTPs and, skimming, we apparently get scenes like the one behind the cut.

I approve of his dedication to duty )


He's kissing the scar on her breast? In a period cdrama? Now I know the world is about to end.

Hmmmm, I am way curious as to how they got matching scars. I want!
dangermousie: (JPLH otp)
Is this going to get me drummed out of the ranks of drama lovers? I am enjoying the new Huan Zhu Ge Ge. I've never seen the original so have no comparisons, and while this isn't emotionally searing or deep, it's so pretty and fluffy and ridiculously good-natured. Though I confess, I was kinda blah-ing about it until I got to the meeting of Zi Wei (illegitimate Princess) and Er Kang (royal bodyguard). Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. SHIP!!!! I confess I kinda skim any but their scenes (am on ep 6).



Luckily for me, they are one of the two main OTPs and, skimming, we apparently get scenes like the one behind the cut.

I approve of his dedication to duty )


He's kissing the scar on her breast? In a period cdrama? Now I know the world is about to end.

Hmmmm, I am way curious as to how they got matching scars. I want!
dangermousie: (JPLH otp)
Is this going to get me drummed out of the ranks of drama lovers? I am enjoying the new Huan Zhu Ge Ge. I've never seen the original so have no comparisons, and while this isn't emotionally searing or deep, it's so pretty and fluffy and ridiculously good-natured. Though I confess, I was kinda blah-ing about it until I got to the meeting of Zi Wei (illegitimate Princess) and Er Kang (royal bodyguard). Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. SHIP!!!! I confess I kinda skim any but their scenes (am on ep 6).



Luckily for me, they are one of the two main OTPs and, skimming, we apparently get scenes like the one behind the cut.

I approve of his dedication to duty )


He's kissing the scar on her breast? In a period cdrama? Now I know the world is about to end.

Hmmmm, I am way curious as to how they got matching scars. I want!
dangermousie: (JPLH)


To say that the things I've heard about the new adaptation of Huan Zhu Ge Ge were mixed, would be an understatement.

Still, I have a craving for a period cdrama that won't leave me suicidal (especially since am watching Warriors), BBJX and Gong left me with fondness for Qing Dynasty milieu, and this MV was very pretty:



So yes, the story of two best friends, one an illegitimate daughter of the Emperor and one an adventuress, and their adventures, seemed like the ticket.

Hmmm.

One ep in, I don't hate it or anything, and it's certainly very pretty, but I couldn't care if every character spontaneously combusted. My emotional hook is currently nil. I'll give it a couple eps but I wonder if I simply cannot appreciate a period drama without doom and gloom?
dangermousie: (JPLH)


To say that the things I've heard about the new adaptation of Huan Zhu Ge Ge were mixed, would be an understatement.

Still, I have a craving for a period cdrama that won't leave me suicidal (especially since am watching Warriors), BBJX and Gong left me with fondness for Qing Dynasty milieu, and this MV was very pretty:



So yes, the story of two best friends, one an illegitimate daughter of the Emperor and one an adventuress, and their adventures, seemed like the ticket.

Hmmm.

One ep in, I don't hate it or anything, and it's certainly very pretty, but I couldn't care if every character spontaneously combusted. My emotional hook is currently nil. I'll give it a couple eps but I wonder if I simply cannot appreciate a period drama without doom and gloom?
dangermousie: (JPLH)


To say that the things I've heard about the new adaptation of Huan Zhu Ge Ge were mixed, would be an understatement.

Still, I have a craving for a period cdrama that won't leave me suicidal (especially since am watching Warriors), BBJX and Gong left me with fondness for Qing Dynasty milieu, and this MV was very pretty:



So yes, the story of two best friends, one an illegitimate daughter of the Emperor and one an adventuress, and their adventures, seemed like the ticket.

Hmmm.

One ep in, I don't hate it or anything, and it's certainly very pretty, but I couldn't care if every character spontaneously combusted. My emotional hook is currently nil. I'll give it a couple eps but I wonder if I simply cannot appreciate a period drama without doom and gloom?

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