dangermousie: (CH: Nana with gun by meganbmoore)
Blame the awesome [livejournal.com profile] blobofcolour, who is my lakorn guru together with [livejournal.com profile] jamieguo48. Because I feel like a lakorn, it looks cute, it has been vetted by the aforementioned guru, and because I love Aum and Aff together (even my skyscraper-level issues with Defendant of Love couldn't hide their amazing chemistry). They are soooo cute together.




Have a MV:



This reminds me that I got completely sidetracked from both Oum Ruk with Ken and Anne, my favorite lakorn couple, though I am no expert (I mean, I enjoyed Sawan Biang even though it has a story that would normally inspire me to murder). I loved it, just got sidetracked; and Jai Rao with Ken and Aff (can you tell I am a Ken fangirl?) which I stopped because it was waaaaay too angsty and the heroine was not my cup of tea. But I need to restart. Mmmm. Boy, I need it.
dangermousie: (CH: Nana with gun by meganbmoore)
Blame the awesome [livejournal.com profile] blobofcolour, who is my lakorn guru together with [livejournal.com profile] jamieguo48. Because I feel like a lakorn, it looks cute, it has been vetted by the aforementioned guru, and because I love Aum and Aff together (even my skyscraper-level issues with Defendant of Love couldn't hide their amazing chemistry). They are soooo cute together.




Have a MV:



This reminds me that I got completely sidetracked from both Oum Ruk with Ken and Anne, my favorite lakorn couple, though I am no expert (I mean, I enjoyed Sawan Biang even though it has a story that would normally inspire me to murder). I loved it, just got sidetracked; and Jai Rao with Ken and Aff (can you tell I am a Ken fangirl?) which I stopped because it was waaaaay too angsty and the heroine was not my cup of tea. But I need to restart. Mmmm. Boy, I need it.
dangermousie: (CH: Nana with gun by meganbmoore)
Blame the awesome [livejournal.com profile] blobofcolour, who is my lakorn guru together with [livejournal.com profile] jamieguo48. Because I feel like a lakorn, it looks cute, it has been vetted by the aforementioned guru, and because I love Aum and Aff together (even my skyscraper-level issues with Defendant of Love couldn't hide their amazing chemistry). They are soooo cute together.




Have a MV:



This reminds me that I got completely sidetracked from both Oum Ruk with Ken and Anne, my favorite lakorn couple, though I am no expert (I mean, I enjoyed Sawan Biang even though it has a story that would normally inspire me to murder). I loved it, just got sidetracked; and Jai Rao with Ken and Aff (can you tell I am a Ken fangirl?) which I stopped because it was waaaaay too angsty and the heroine was not my cup of tea. But I need to restart. Mmmm. Boy, I need it.
dangermousie: (QSS by bambinainnero)
For some reason, kdramas love to set emotional scenes in and near elevators - the enclosed space and the possibility of leaving by simply closing the door, are probably irresistable. Remember that climactic elevator kiss in My Girl? The emotionally-charged elevator scenes in Secret Garden? The sexy and angsty elevator scenes in Que Sera Sera? Well, New Tales of the Gisaeng is going to be added to the list. I loved this elevator scene in ep 6 to bits - there are so many unspoken feelings between them even if they are expressed in other ways (he is telling her to tell Ra Ra about the hotel incident - it's clear this is so Ra Ra would lose interest in him. And she's angry at him, because he had an arranged marriage meeting. And he fantasizes her asking him to date "formally." Oh, just talk, darlings!)






OTOH, Ra Ra, I want to buy you a he's not that into you guide )

And now I feel like a lakorn. I liked Jai Rao but never finished it, getting sidetracked into the dysfunctional trainwreck irresistableness of Sawan Biang. So here I come...
dangermousie: (QSS by bambinainnero)
For some reason, kdramas love to set emotional scenes in and near elevators - the enclosed space and the possibility of leaving by simply closing the door, are probably irresistable. Remember that climactic elevator kiss in My Girl? The emotionally-charged elevator scenes in Secret Garden? The sexy and angsty elevator scenes in Que Sera Sera? Well, New Tales of the Gisaeng is going to be added to the list. I loved this elevator scene in ep 6 to bits - there are so many unspoken feelings between them even if they are expressed in other ways (he is telling her to tell Ra Ra about the hotel incident - it's clear this is so Ra Ra would lose interest in him. And she's angry at him, because he had an arranged marriage meeting. And he fantasizes her asking him to date "formally." Oh, just talk, darlings!)






OTOH, Ra Ra, I want to buy you a he's not that into you guide )

And now I feel like a lakorn. I liked Jai Rao but never finished it, getting sidetracked into the dysfunctional trainwreck irresistableness of Sawan Biang. So here I come...
dangermousie: (QSS by bambinainnero)
For some reason, kdramas love to set emotional scenes in and near elevators - the enclosed space and the possibility of leaving by simply closing the door, are probably irresistable. Remember that climactic elevator kiss in My Girl? The emotionally-charged elevator scenes in Secret Garden? The sexy and angsty elevator scenes in Que Sera Sera? Well, New Tales of the Gisaeng is going to be added to the list. I loved this elevator scene in ep 6 to bits - there are so many unspoken feelings between them even if they are expressed in other ways (he is telling her to tell Ra Ra about the hotel incident - it's clear this is so Ra Ra would lose interest in him. And she's angry at him, because he had an arranged marriage meeting. And he fantasizes her asking him to date "formally." Oh, just talk, darlings!)






OTOH, Ra Ra, I want to buy you a he's not that into you guide )

And now I feel like a lakorn. I liked Jai Rao but never finished it, getting sidetracked into the dysfunctional trainwreck irresistableness of Sawan Biang. So here I come...
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Instead of watching various kdramas I am currently following or continuing with Joi Rak (which I continue to adore - it makes me think of a kdrama melodrama circa 2001), do you know what I spent my morning and afternoon doing?

If you guessed "watching Sawan Biang", you'll be right.

Just as with Defendant of Love, I can't claim I didn't know what I was getting into - flisties pretty much told me it's another "hero rapes heroine for revenge, they live happily ever after" dramas. I have no idea why I checked out SB - clearly the trainwreck syndrome is deeply ingrained. Or maybe I just don't understand how they can make dramas with that sort of storyline over and over and need to see for myself. Who knows.

For my own self-preservation, I skipped the first half and started with ep 8 (this drama is 12 eps, 90 minutes each), because that way I was pretty sure I'd avoid all the raping.

Hmmmmm. I will NEVER understand the Thai love of that particular trope but whatever the hell they mix into their lakorns it was sure addictive because I couldn't stop even if I kept chanting at the screen for heroine to brain hero with a frying pan. At least in this version, unlike in DoL, she made him jump through enough hoops to qualify for circus membership before she decided he's reformed and took him back and she kept it up for months, unlike the harebrained heroine of DoL whose thought processes basically went like "you tortured and raped me but it was a giant misunderstanding and you say you are sorry so squee!"

I must admit I mightily enjoyed watching him jumping through hoops, suffering, and otherwise reaping reward for years of bad bad karma he must have accumulated. My favorite bit was where he got a bunch of thugs to beat him into unconsciousness. I rewatched that bit twice, cheering the thugs the whole way. Heroine also told him what she thought of him, treated him like dirt (when he'd cook her meals every day and she'd throw them out in front of him = in your face), and ran away repeatedly making him search for her. My favorite bit when she told him the baby she was pregnant with was not his but another boyfriend's. Ha! Finally, she only took him back after months of his working his butt off to please her and then signing over ever bit of property he owns to her, so he was basically penniless, as a condition for seeing his kid and no guarantee of her even tolerating him around her. Ha! In your face! Now, I confess I wished she'd then call the cops and throw his penniless ass in jail where he can experience the joy of being a rape victim firsthand but we can't have everything in a lakorn.

Hero was a bit dim, I must say. So, the reason he wanted revenge was because his father married a new wife and she was a giant bitch who made his life unpleasant. So he got his revenge by kidnapping and raping...the wife's sister? How does that even make sense? At least the hero of DoL tried to get revenge on the person who was responsible for his little bro's death, not some family member (even if he blew it by getting the wrong person. Lakorn heroes are not very smart, are they?)

I have never seen the actress in anything before but she's truly gorgeous and has a very warm vibe. The actor is the same as in Joi Rak (I much prefer his non-rapist character in the latter) and is gorgeous as well, even if I wanted to scratch his character's eyes out. He played sweet and angsty very well, except I could not get over the whole RAPIST CREEP part (and what I saw from flashbacks was enough to convince me never to check the first half of SB if I did not want to put my fist through the screen). They have great chemistry and under other circs I'd probably ship the hell out of the pairing. But not being a 1970s romance reader, I am out.

In conclusion, I'd love for a hot guy to clean my floors, cook me yummy meals from scratch, cut my toenails, and decorate my view by standing by my window in a torrential downpour all night, but seeing as he'd have to kidnap me and rape me first, I will stick to cooking my own food and cleaning my own floors.

ETA: I watched it on youtube and the comments were the best part! Half the people were "he lurves her so much and is so hot, why is she holding out?" and the other half were "are you insane? He raped her, if it was up to me, he'd rot in jail forever!" and they really were going at it in a mini-flame-war. And then there were some people who blamed heroine's sister for the rape because if she didn't keep provoking hero, he'd never get pissed off enough to rape her sister which is...whaaaaaaaat?
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Instead of watching various kdramas I am currently following or continuing with Joi Rak (which I continue to adore - it makes me think of a kdrama melodrama circa 2001), do you know what I spent my morning and afternoon doing?

If you guessed "watching Sawan Biang", you'll be right.

Just as with Defendant of Love, I can't claim I didn't know what I was getting into - flisties pretty much told me it's another "hero rapes heroine for revenge, they live happily ever after" dramas. I have no idea why I checked out SB - clearly the trainwreck syndrome is deeply ingrained. Or maybe I just don't understand how they can make dramas with that sort of storyline over and over and need to see for myself. Who knows.

For my own self-preservation, I skipped the first half and started with ep 8 (this drama is 12 eps, 90 minutes each), because that way I was pretty sure I'd avoid all the raping.

Hmmmmm. I will NEVER understand the Thai love of that particular trope but whatever the hell they mix into their lakorns it was sure addictive because I couldn't stop even if I kept chanting at the screen for heroine to brain hero with a frying pan. At least in this version, unlike in DoL, she made him jump through enough hoops to qualify for circus membership before she decided he's reformed and took him back and she kept it up for months, unlike the harebrained heroine of DoL whose thought processes basically went like "you tortured and raped me but it was a giant misunderstanding and you say you are sorry so squee!"

I must admit I mightily enjoyed watching him jumping through hoops, suffering, and otherwise reaping reward for years of bad bad karma he must have accumulated. My favorite bit was where he got a bunch of thugs to beat him into unconsciousness. I rewatched that bit twice, cheering the thugs the whole way. Heroine also told him what she thought of him, treated him like dirt (when he'd cook her meals every day and she'd throw them out in front of him = in your face), and ran away repeatedly making him search for her. My favorite bit when she told him the baby she was pregnant with was not his but another boyfriend's. Ha! Finally, she only took him back after months of his working his butt off to please her and then signing over ever bit of property he owns to her, so he was basically penniless, as a condition for seeing his kid and no guarantee of her even tolerating him around her. Ha! In your face! Now, I confess I wished she'd then call the cops and throw his penniless ass in jail where he can experience the joy of being a rape victim firsthand but we can't have everything in a lakorn.

Hero was a bit dim, I must say. So, the reason he wanted revenge was because his father married a new wife and she was a giant bitch who made his life unpleasant. So he got his revenge by kidnapping and raping...the wife's sister? How does that even make sense? At least the hero of DoL tried to get revenge on the person who was responsible for his little bro's death, not some family member (even if he blew it by getting the wrong person. Lakorn heroes are not very smart, are they?)

I have never seen the actress in anything before but she's truly gorgeous and has a very warm vibe. The actor is the same as in Joi Rak (I much prefer his non-rapist character in the latter) and is gorgeous as well, even if I wanted to scratch his character's eyes out. He played sweet and angsty very well, except I could not get over the whole RAPIST CREEP part (and what I saw from flashbacks was enough to convince me never to check the first half of SB if I did not want to put my fist through the screen). They have great chemistry and under other circs I'd probably ship the hell out of the pairing. But not being a 1970s romance reader, I am out.

In conclusion, I'd love for a hot guy to clean my floors, cook me yummy meals from scratch, cut my toenails, and decorate my view by standing by my window in a torrential downpour all night, but seeing as he'd have to kidnap me and rape me first, I will stick to cooking my own food and cleaning my own floors.

ETA: I watched it on youtube and the comments were the best part! Half the people were "he lurves her so much and is so hot, why is she holding out?" and the other half were "are you insane? He raped her, if it was up to me, he'd rot in jail forever!" and they really were going at it in a mini-flame-war. And then there were some people who blamed heroine's sister for the rape because if she didn't keep provoking hero, he'd never get pissed off enough to rape her sister which is...whaaaaaaaat?
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Instead of watching various kdramas I am currently following or continuing with Joi Rak (which I continue to adore - it makes me think of a kdrama melodrama circa 2001), do you know what I spent my morning and afternoon doing?

If you guessed "watching Sawan Biang", you'll be right.

Just as with Defendant of Love, I can't claim I didn't know what I was getting into - flisties pretty much told me it's another "hero rapes heroine for revenge, they live happily ever after" dramas. I have no idea why I checked out SB - clearly the trainwreck syndrome is deeply ingrained. Or maybe I just don't understand how they can make dramas with that sort of storyline over and over and need to see for myself. Who knows.

For my own self-preservation, I skipped the first half and started with ep 8 (this drama is 12 eps, 90 minutes each), because that way I was pretty sure I'd avoid all the raping.

Hmmmmm. I will NEVER understand the Thai love of that particular trope but whatever the hell they mix into their lakorns it was sure addictive because I couldn't stop even if I kept chanting at the screen for heroine to brain hero with a frying pan. At least in this version, unlike in DoL, she made him jump through enough hoops to qualify for circus membership before she decided he's reformed and took him back and she kept it up for months, unlike the harebrained heroine of DoL whose thought processes basically went like "you tortured and raped me but it was a giant misunderstanding and you say you are sorry so squee!"

I must admit I mightily enjoyed watching him jumping through hoops, suffering, and otherwise reaping reward for years of bad bad karma he must have accumulated. My favorite bit was where he got a bunch of thugs to beat him into unconsciousness. I rewatched that bit twice, cheering the thugs the whole way. Heroine also told him what she thought of him, treated him like dirt (when he'd cook her meals every day and she'd throw them out in front of him = in your face), and ran away repeatedly making him search for her. My favorite bit when she told him the baby she was pregnant with was not his but another boyfriend's. Ha! Finally, she only took him back after months of his working his butt off to please her and then signing over ever bit of property he owns to her, so he was basically penniless, as a condition for seeing his kid and no guarantee of her even tolerating him around her. Ha! In your face! Now, I confess I wished she'd then call the cops and throw his penniless ass in jail where he can experience the joy of being a rape victim firsthand but we can't have everything in a lakorn.

Hero was a bit dim, I must say. So, the reason he wanted revenge was because his father married a new wife and she was a giant bitch who made his life unpleasant. So he got his revenge by kidnapping and raping...the wife's sister? How does that even make sense? At least the hero of DoL tried to get revenge on the person who was responsible for his little bro's death, not some family member (even if he blew it by getting the wrong person. Lakorn heroes are not very smart, are they?)

I have never seen the actress in anything before but she's truly gorgeous and has a very warm vibe. The actor is the same as in Joi Rak (I much prefer his non-rapist character in the latter) and is gorgeous as well, even if I wanted to scratch his character's eyes out. He played sweet and angsty very well, except I could not get over the whole RAPIST CREEP part (and what I saw from flashbacks was enough to convince me never to check the first half of SB if I did not want to put my fist through the screen). They have great chemistry and under other circs I'd probably ship the hell out of the pairing. But not being a 1970s romance reader, I am out.

In conclusion, I'd love for a hot guy to clean my floors, cook me yummy meals from scratch, cut my toenails, and decorate my view by standing by my window in a torrential downpour all night, but seeing as he'd have to kidnap me and rape me first, I will stick to cooking my own food and cleaning my own floors.

ETA: I watched it on youtube and the comments were the best part! Half the people were "he lurves her so much and is so hot, why is she holding out?" and the other half were "are you insane? He raped her, if it was up to me, he'd rot in jail forever!" and they really were going at it in a mini-flame-war. And then there were some people who blamed heroine's sister for the rape because if she didn't keep provoking hero, he'd never get pissed off enough to rape her sister which is...whaaaaaaaat?
dangermousie: (Koizora: made by me)
I am crushing on the hero like mad. He's competent, snarky, and wounded. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Catnip. Plus, when reporters ask him whether he and his costar have anything going on or will ever in the future and she gives a diplomatic answer of "possibly, you never know", he cuts in and says that it will never happen, they will always be coworkers, the end. Heeeeeeeeee. Love. And then after he (when asked) says he never wants to date an actress, and a paparazzo asks him if he's gay, he says that he currently likes girls but if he ever switches, he will let him know ASAP. Heh.

ETA: Holy bleep. Best first meeting ever. Shiiiiiip! (I suppose technically not first meeting as they dated 8 yrs before, but whatever...)







ETA: And now heroine faints into his arms. I've seen kdramas, I know what fainting means - I hope poor hero has undertaker on speed-dial. It's a totally gorgeous scene though. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.





ETA: And she is travelling with a doctor. Yep. Don't dieeeeeeeeeeee, I like you already and ship you and hero in an unhealthy fashion, too!

Everything is on hold while I marathon this beauty...

ETA: Man, this is totally a kdrama in disguise! They were childhood sweethearts! And he has parental trauma! And when they were kids she promised to never leave him! Ha! I can see the cemetery looming already.
dangermousie: (Koizora: made by me)
I am crushing on the hero like mad. He's competent, snarky, and wounded. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Catnip. Plus, when reporters ask him whether he and his costar have anything going on or will ever in the future and she gives a diplomatic answer of "possibly, you never know", he cuts in and says that it will never happen, they will always be coworkers, the end. Heeeeeeeeee. Love. And then after he (when asked) says he never wants to date an actress, and a paparazzo asks him if he's gay, he says that he currently likes girls but if he ever switches, he will let him know ASAP. Heh.

ETA: Holy bleep. Best first meeting ever. Shiiiiiip! (I suppose technically not first meeting as they dated 8 yrs before, but whatever...)







ETA: And now heroine faints into his arms. I've seen kdramas, I know what fainting means - I hope poor hero has undertaker on speed-dial. It's a totally gorgeous scene though. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.





ETA: And she is travelling with a doctor. Yep. Don't dieeeeeeeeeeee, I like you already and ship you and hero in an unhealthy fashion, too!

Everything is on hold while I marathon this beauty...

ETA: Man, this is totally a kdrama in disguise! They were childhood sweethearts! And he has parental trauma! And when they were kids she promised to never leave him! Ha! I can see the cemetery looming already.
dangermousie: (Koizora: made by me)
I am crushing on the hero like mad. He's competent, snarky, and wounded. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Catnip. Plus, when reporters ask him whether he and his costar have anything going on or will ever in the future and she gives a diplomatic answer of "possibly, you never know", he cuts in and says that it will never happen, they will always be coworkers, the end. Heeeeeeeeee. Love. And then after he (when asked) says he never wants to date an actress, and a paparazzo asks him if he's gay, he says that he currently likes girls but if he ever switches, he will let him know ASAP. Heh.

ETA: Holy bleep. Best first meeting ever. Shiiiiiip! (I suppose technically not first meeting as they dated 8 yrs before, but whatever...)







ETA: And now heroine faints into his arms. I've seen kdramas, I know what fainting means - I hope poor hero has undertaker on speed-dial. It's a totally gorgeous scene though. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.





ETA: And she is travelling with a doctor. Yep. Don't dieeeeeeeeeeee, I like you already and ship you and hero in an unhealthy fashion, too!

Everything is on hold while I marathon this beauty...

ETA: Man, this is totally a kdrama in disguise! They were childhood sweethearts! And he has parental trauma! And when they were kids she promised to never leave him! Ha! I can see the cemetery looming already.
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
I narrowed my choice of lakorns to watch to the following:

1. Current front runner is Thara Himalaya. In TK, heroine discovers nameless homeless guy and being a kind person takes him in to work on her farm. Love blossoms and then one day it turns out that her nameless helper is nobody other than the crown prince of a fictional kingdom suffering under the beloved drama disease of amnesia. Be kind to the sexy homeless, clearly! It's the front runner because I am a total sucker for the "girl rescues amnesia victim who follows her like a puppy and turns out to be someone super-important" due to my obsession with Save the Last Dance. Also, the leading man is super-hot: I thought so even when he was playing repulsive torturer-rapist hero in Defendant of Love, but as I doubt they let even fictional royals do bad stuff, not to mention there is no revenge on horizon, this looks blessedly rape-free. Plus it has a pretty MV:



2. I am also dying to watch Jai Rao because it looks uber-shippy and angsty and delicious. And the story looks about 100% up my alley. Eight years ago, the heroine left hero, her then-boyfriend, without warning or explanation and broke his heart. Now it's eight years later, he is a famous star, she has reappeared and hires herself as his assistant. He tries to hate her but can't stop loving her. Cue shippiness and angst! It doesn't look as if there is rape (please warn me if I am mistaken - I don't want to get 10 eps in and then find out he expresses his unhappiness with her past conduct via a felony), plus I watched the last 10 minutes and loved it to bits in a 'I want to sob and sob' way. Only thing stopping me from putting it as n1 is that is has A Moment to Remember (kmovie) ending and that made me cry pretty badly after I invested merely 2 hours into it. Still, I am pretty sure I will watch it. MV:



3. I am also morbidly curious about Borisud Bumbut Kaen recommended by [livejournal.com profile] gerryg7 because I looked up the synopsis and oh my - heroine gets amnesia twice (!!!), hero is facially disfigured for part of it and has plastic surgery for purposes of revenge for another part, heroine is sort of responsible for death of hero's wife who was cheating on hero with heroine's fiance, there are poisonings, etc. But I think I will work to that one slowly, for my own sanity.

ETA: Just started Jai Rao. Am 10 minutes in only but I already really like it. It is, actually, the first lakorn I seem to enjoy. Hooray and hope it lasts!

ETA2: Yummy yummy leading man speaks wonderful English. After having to endure horrifying mangling of the English language by Korean actors who are supposedly playing English-proficient characters, you have no idea what a huge plus point this is.
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
I narrowed my choice of lakorns to watch to the following:

1. Current front runner is Thara Himalaya. In TK, heroine discovers nameless homeless guy and being a kind person takes him in to work on her farm. Love blossoms and then one day it turns out that her nameless helper is nobody other than the crown prince of a fictional kingdom suffering under the beloved drama disease of amnesia. Be kind to the sexy homeless, clearly! It's the front runner because I am a total sucker for the "girl rescues amnesia victim who follows her like a puppy and turns out to be someone super-important" due to my obsession with Save the Last Dance. Also, the leading man is super-hot: I thought so even when he was playing repulsive torturer-rapist hero in Defendant of Love, but as I doubt they let even fictional royals do bad stuff, not to mention there is no revenge on horizon, this looks blessedly rape-free. Plus it has a pretty MV:



2. I am also dying to watch Jai Rao because it looks uber-shippy and angsty and delicious. And the story looks about 100% up my alley. Eight years ago, the heroine left hero, her then-boyfriend, without warning or explanation and broke his heart. Now it's eight years later, he is a famous star, she has reappeared and hires herself as his assistant. He tries to hate her but can't stop loving her. Cue shippiness and angst! It doesn't look as if there is rape (please warn me if I am mistaken - I don't want to get 10 eps in and then find out he expresses his unhappiness with her past conduct via a felony), plus I watched the last 10 minutes and loved it to bits in a 'I want to sob and sob' way. Only thing stopping me from putting it as n1 is that is has A Moment to Remember (kmovie) ending and that made me cry pretty badly after I invested merely 2 hours into it. Still, I am pretty sure I will watch it. MV:



3. I am also morbidly curious about Borisud Bumbut Kaen recommended by [livejournal.com profile] gerryg7 because I looked up the synopsis and oh my - heroine gets amnesia twice (!!!), hero is facially disfigured for part of it and has plastic surgery for purposes of revenge for another part, heroine is sort of responsible for death of hero's wife who was cheating on hero with heroine's fiance, there are poisonings, etc. But I think I will work to that one slowly, for my own sanity.

ETA: Just started Jai Rao. Am 10 minutes in only but I already really like it. It is, actually, the first lakorn I seem to enjoy. Hooray and hope it lasts!

ETA2: Yummy yummy leading man speaks wonderful English. After having to endure horrifying mangling of the English language by Korean actors who are supposedly playing English-proficient characters, you have no idea what a huge plus point this is.
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
I narrowed my choice of lakorns to watch to the following:

1. Current front runner is Thara Himalaya. In TK, heroine discovers nameless homeless guy and being a kind person takes him in to work on her farm. Love blossoms and then one day it turns out that her nameless helper is nobody other than the crown prince of a fictional kingdom suffering under the beloved drama disease of amnesia. Be kind to the sexy homeless, clearly! It's the front runner because I am a total sucker for the "girl rescues amnesia victim who follows her like a puppy and turns out to be someone super-important" due to my obsession with Save the Last Dance. Also, the leading man is super-hot: I thought so even when he was playing repulsive torturer-rapist hero in Defendant of Love, but as I doubt they let even fictional royals do bad stuff, not to mention there is no revenge on horizon, this looks blessedly rape-free. Plus it has a pretty MV:



2. I am also dying to watch Jai Rao because it looks uber-shippy and angsty and delicious. And the story looks about 100% up my alley. Eight years ago, the heroine left hero, her then-boyfriend, without warning or explanation and broke his heart. Now it's eight years later, he is a famous star, she has reappeared and hires herself as his assistant. He tries to hate her but can't stop loving her. Cue shippiness and angst! It doesn't look as if there is rape (please warn me if I am mistaken - I don't want to get 10 eps in and then find out he expresses his unhappiness with her past conduct via a felony), plus I watched the last 10 minutes and loved it to bits in a 'I want to sob and sob' way. Only thing stopping me from putting it as n1 is that is has A Moment to Remember (kmovie) ending and that made me cry pretty badly after I invested merely 2 hours into it. Still, I am pretty sure I will watch it. MV:



3. I am also morbidly curious about Borisud Bumbut Kaen recommended by [livejournal.com profile] gerryg7 because I looked up the synopsis and oh my - heroine gets amnesia twice (!!!), hero is facially disfigured for part of it and has plastic surgery for purposes of revenge for another part, heroine is sort of responsible for death of hero's wife who was cheating on hero with heroine's fiance, there are poisonings, etc. But I think I will work to that one slowly, for my own sanity.

ETA: Just started Jai Rao. Am 10 minutes in only but I already really like it. It is, actually, the first lakorn I seem to enjoy. Hooray and hope it lasts!

ETA2: Yummy yummy leading man speaks wonderful English. After having to endure horrifying mangling of the English language by Korean actors who are supposedly playing English-proficient characters, you have no idea what a huge plus point this is.

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