dangermousie: (CH: YS gun by meganbmoore)
2012-11-03 08:10 pm

Nice Guy 15/16 and Five Fingers ep 22

So, no surprise to anyone that this week's eps of Nice Guy were excellent.

Thoughts and caps of two parallel scenes )

Ep 22 of Five Fingers was delicious.....

A few caps and thoughts )
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
2012-11-03 07:34 pm

Nice Guy eps 15/16 and Five Fingers ep 22

So, no surprise to anyone that this week's eps of Nice Guy were excellent.

Thoughts and caps of two parallel scenes )

Ep 22 of Five Fingers was delicious.....

A few caps and thoughts )
dangermousie: (Default)
2012-10-29 10:00 pm

A Thousand Days' Promise ep 2 and Five Fingers eps 19-21



Ji Ho is back for revenge and I confess I gleed and gleed as he starts destroying Momster and In Ha. It's easy to win over someone who plays by the rules when you do not, and loves you when you hate him, but now they are even in feeling and disregard for rules, and I love seeing the bad guys pwned. Also, I love Ji Ho/Dami's interactions - full of pain but also chemistry. Oh, and JJH is rocking the role.

Caps from Five Fingers eps 19-21 )

And it's official - I am in love with A Thousand Days' Promise. It's hitting all my kinks.


Thoughts and caps on ep 2 )
dangermousie: (Default)
2012-10-29 10:00 pm

A Thousand Days' Promise ep 2 and Five Fingers eps 19-21



Ji Ho is back for revenge and I confess I gleed and gleed as he starts destroying Momster and In Ha. It's easy to win over someone who plays by the rules when you do not, and loves you when you hate him, but now they are even in feeling and disregard for rules, and I love seeing the bad guys pwned. Also, I love Ji Ho/Dami's interactions - full of pain but also chemistry. Oh, and JJH is rocking the role.

Caps from Five Fingers eps 19-21 )

And it's official - I am in love with A Thousand Days' Promise. It's hitting all my kinks.


Thoughts and caps on ep 2 )
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Nine/Rose 'plus one' by shootmef)
2012-10-22 07:43 pm

Everything under the sun...

1. [livejournal.com profile] lb_klove has made a wonderful Faith MV here. Check it out!

2. I've watched the first episode of The Paradise and hmmmm. As a British period drama, it's good, as an adaptation of Zola's novel, I feel all the sharp edges and dark corners have been smoothed and lightened out. MMV. It suffered, though, from my watching it in such proximity to the sublime Parade's End.

3. I never did get around to doing a proper post on the last week's eps of Nice Guy, did I? Oops.



I loved the episodes - paradoxically, even with amnesia and hematomas, they felt like the lightest, happiest, most hopeful episodes so far - mainly because the memory loss (EG) and the impermanence (Maru) has, oddly, freed them to be together with no baggage. And oh, how wonderful it is to see that enormous capacity Maru has for caring turn towards a worthy recipient. The episodes reenforce over and over again how little he even thinks of Jae Hee other than as a threat to EG - he doesn't even hate her any more, he just doesn't care. I love that.

4. I have a whole batch of caps for ep 17 of Five Fingers (yes, I am a few eps behind). I continue to enjoy the drama - I see complaints about it but I think it's excellent, mainly because the excellent cast elevates the material.

Caps caps caps )
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Nine/Rose 'plus one' by shootmef)
2012-10-22 07:43 pm

Everything under the sun...

1. [livejournal.com profile] lb_klove has made a wonderful Faith MV here. Check it out!

2. I've watched the first episode of The Paradise and hmmmm. As a British period drama, it's good, as an adaptation of Zola's novel, I feel all the sharp edges and dark corners have been smoothed and lightened out. MMV. It suffered, though, from my watching it in such proximity to the sublime Parade's End.

3. I never did get around to doing a proper post on the last week's eps of Nice Guy, did I? Oops.



I loved the episodes - paradoxically, even with amnesia and hematomas, they felt like the lightest, happiest, most hopeful episodes so far - mainly because the memory loss (EG) and the impermanence (Maru) has, oddly, freed them to be together with no baggage. And oh, how wonderful it is to see that enormous capacity Maru has for caring turn towards a worthy recipient. The episodes reenforce over and over again how little he even thinks of Jae Hee other than as a threat to EG - he doesn't even hate her any more, he just doesn't care. I love that.

4. I have a whole batch of caps for ep 17 of Five Fingers (yes, I am a few eps behind). I continue to enjoy the drama - I see complaints about it but I think it's excellent, mainly because the excellent cast elevates the material.

Caps caps caps )
dangermousie: (Cuidado con el Angel)
2012-10-08 11:24 pm

Five Fingers episodes 15-16, Glass Mask episodes 6-8



Just got back into the house so haven't had a chance to watch (or even get) the latest Faith ep or go through the comments. Instead, I am going to talk about the dramas I watched on the plane - Five Fingers eps 15-16 and Glass Mask eps 6-8. While I think FF is excellent and GM not so, they do seem to belong to the same subgenre - protagonist wronged by monstrous family, surrounded by secrets, seeking revenge. Both feature an abusive mother, a somewhat psychotic sibling (though FF's In Ha is all sorts of shades of grey and has hope of overcoming his badness while GM's sister is pure unmitigated evil), birth secrets, and the OTP that is pretty much the sole light of sanity and happiness in a rather tragic world. FF's protagonist is male and GM's female, but other than that, in a lot of ways they are mirrors of each other.

(Five Fingers episodes 15-16)  )

Meanwhile, everyone except the heroine, her OTP and the nerdy sweet glasses guy in Glass Mask continue to be wastes of space. I am pretty much in it for the OTP (at least until Seo Woo goes nuclear) - they are so adorable, I have no words. Plus, the male lead makes the best faces. And since I largely skip everything but the shipping, each ep doesn't take too long :)

Some examples of shippy cuteness - clicking on this will open within main page so if you want to go to the post directly, click on permanent link or leave a comment link instead )
dangermousie: (Cuidado con el Angel)
2012-10-08 11:24 pm

Five Fingers episodes 15-16, Glass Mask episodes 6-8



Just got back into the house so haven't had a chance to watch (or even get) the latest Faith ep or go through the comments. Instead, I am going to talk about the dramas I watched on the plane - Five Fingers eps 15-16 and Glass Mask eps 6-8. While I think FF is excellent and GM not so, they do seem to belong to the same subgenre - protagonist wronged by monstrous family, surrounded by secrets, seeking revenge. Both feature an abusive mother, a somewhat psychotic sibling (though FF's In Ha is all sorts of shades of grey and has hope of overcoming his badness while GM's sister is pure unmitigated evil), birth secrets, and the OTP that is pretty much the sole light of sanity and happiness in a rather tragic world. FF's protagonist is male and GM's female, but other than that, in a lot of ways they are mirrors of each other.

(Five Fingers episodes 15-16)  )

Meanwhile, everyone except the heroine, her OTP and the nerdy sweet glasses guy in Glass Mask continue to be wastes of space. I am pretty much in it for the OTP (at least until Seo Woo goes nuclear) - they are so adorable, I have no words. Plus, the male lead makes the best faces. And since I largely skip everything but the shipping, each ep doesn't take too long :)

Some examples of shippy cuteness - clicking on this will open within main page so if you want to go to the post directly, click on permanent link or leave a comment link instead )
dangermousie: (Cuidado con el Angel)
2012-10-08 11:24 pm

Five Fingers episodes 15-16, Glass Mask episodes 6-8



Just got back into the house so haven't had a chance to watch (or even get) the latest Faith ep or go through the comments. Instead, I am going to talk about the dramas I watched on the plane - Five Fingers eps 15-16 and Glass Mask eps 6-8. While I think FF is excellent and GM not so, they do seem to belong to the same subgenre - protagonist wronged by monstrous family, surrounded by secrets, seeking revenge. Both feature an abusive mother, a somewhat psychotic sibling (though FF's In Ha is all sorts of shades of grey and has hope of overcoming his badness while GM's sister is pure unmitigated evil), birth secrets, and the OTP that is pretty much the sole light of sanity and happiness in a rather tragic world. FF's protagonist is male and GM's female, but other than that, in a lot of ways they are mirrors of each other.

(Five Fingers episodes 15-16)  )

Meanwhile, everyone except the heroine, her OTP and the nerdy sweet glasses guy in Glass Mask continue to be wastes of space. I am pretty much in it for the OTP (at least until Seo Woo goes nuclear) - they are so adorable, I have no words. Plus, the male lead makes the best faces. And since I largely skip everything but the shipping, each ep doesn't take too long :)

Some examples of shippy cuteness - clicking on this will open within main page so if you want to go to the post directly, click on permanent link or leave a comment link instead )
dangermousie: (Default)
2012-10-01 12:18 pm

Crazy alert!

Congratulations, In Ha, you are well on the way to winning abuser bingo:

1. Treat woman you 'love' as a thing to do with what you will, her wishes irrelevant.
2. Kiss her against her will. That's molestation, dude!
3. Try to buy her with offers of jobs, money, paying for her studies. She is not a hooker.
4. Try to control her by threatening harm to her loved ones - only an abuser would tell her "If you go to Ji Ho, I will kill him" as a means of trying to keep her by your side. (Luckily, Dami is sane and tells him to (politely) fuck off.
5. Want his mother to have her hired as his secretary so (I quote) "I can harass her." During same speech, inform Mom that Dami's feelings are immaterial as long as she is by him, and he will enjoy harassing her, and that he will eventually get her when Ji Ho has nothing because no woman would stay by a guy who has nothing. (Ummmm, dude, Dami came from poverty, I don't think living with someone without cash is new to her).
6. Possession is what matters, not feeling (he is fine with having a woman who only picked him as a last resort for money. In fact, that's his plan).

If he someone did get her, I can see this progressing to his locking her up, forbidding her to have contact with any friends/family and beating her up when she steps out of line. Jin Se Yeon tends to attract utter psychos as secondary guys, doesn't she? :)

You are pretty much insane and should be locked up for the general good.

But then his Mother is an enabler - promising In Ha she will get Dami for him (Lady, he isn't five and Dami isn't the new train set he wants for Christmas!) and trying to get Ji Ho to dump Dami 'because your brother likes her.' (Which makes no sense - there aren't only two men left in the world. Even if Dami isn't with Ji Ho, doesn't mean she will pick In Ha. In Ha is a pretty off-putting choice even without Joo Ji Hoon's cheekbones being in the picture). Thankfully Ji Ho's reaction is 'WTF!' Though even Mother is realizing In Ha is off the rails and is exactly like his psycho Daddy whose In Ha-like actions made her life hell (how ironic. Ji Ho, whom she hates as her husband's representative, is nothing like that).

Some caps from ep 13 )
dangermousie: (Default)
2012-10-01 12:18 pm

Crazy alert!

Congratulations, In Ha, you are well on the way to winning abuser bingo:

1. Treat woman you 'love' as a thing to do with what you will, her wishes irrelevant.
2. Kiss her against her will. That's molestation, dude!
3. Try to buy her with offers of jobs, money, paying for her studies. She is not a hooker.
4. Try to control her by threatening harm to her loved ones - only an abuser would tell her "If you go to Ji Ho, I will kill him" as a means of trying to keep her by your side. (Luckily, Dami is sane and tells him to (politely) fuck off.
5. Want his mother to have her hired as his secretary so (I quote) "I can harass her." During same speech, inform Mom that Dami's feelings are immaterial as long as she is by him, and he will enjoy harassing her, and that he will eventually get her when Ji Ho has nothing because no woman would stay by a guy who has nothing. (Ummmm, dude, Dami came from poverty, I don't think living with someone without cash is new to her).
6. Possession is what matters, not feeling (he is fine with having a woman who only picked him as a last resort for money. In fact, that's his plan).

If he someone did get her, I can see this progressing to his locking her up, forbidding her to have contact with any friends/family and beating her up when she steps out of line. Jin Se Yeon tends to attract utter psychos as secondary guys, doesn't she? :)

You are pretty much insane and should be locked up for the general good.

But then his Mother is an enabler - promising In Ha she will get Dami for him (Lady, he isn't five and Dami isn't the new train set he wants for Christmas!) and trying to get Ji Ho to dump Dami 'because your brother likes her.' (Which makes no sense - there aren't only two men left in the world. Even if Dami isn't with Ji Ho, doesn't mean she will pick In Ha. In Ha is a pretty off-putting choice even without Joo Ji Hoon's cheekbones being in the picture). Thankfully Ji Ho's reaction is 'WTF!' Though even Mother is realizing In Ha is off the rails and is exactly like his psycho Daddy whose In Ha-like actions made her life hell (how ironic. Ji Ho, whom she hates as her husband's representative, is nothing like that).

Some caps from ep 13 )
dangermousie: (Default)
2012-10-01 12:18 pm

Crazy alert!

Congratulations, In Ha, you are well on the way to winning abuser bingo:

1. Treat woman you 'love' as a thing to do with what you will, her wishes irrelevant.
2. Kiss her against her will. That's molestation, dude!
3. Try to buy her with offers of jobs, money, paying for her studies. She is not a hooker.
4. Try to control her by threatening harm to her loved ones - only an abuser would tell her "If you go to Ji Ho, I will kill him" as a means of trying to keep her by your side. (Luckily, Dami is sane and tells him to (politely) fuck off.
5. Want his mother to have her hired as his secretary so (I quote) "I can harass her." During same speech, inform Mom that Dami's feelings are immaterial as long as she is by him, and he will enjoy harassing her, and that he will eventually get her when Ji Ho has nothing because no woman would stay by a guy who has nothing. (Ummmm, dude, Dami came from poverty, I don't think living with someone without cash is new to her).
6. Possession is what matters, not feeling (he is fine with having a woman who only picked him as a last resort for money. In fact, that's his plan).

If he someone did get her, I can see this progressing to his locking her up, forbidding her to have contact with any friends/family and beating her up when she steps out of line. Jin Se Yeon tends to attract utter psychos as secondary guys, doesn't she? :)

You are pretty much insane and should be locked up for the general good.

But then his Mother is an enabler - promising In Ha she will get Dami for him (Lady, he isn't five and Dami isn't the new train set he wants for Christmas!) and trying to get Ji Ho to dump Dami 'because your brother likes her.' (Which makes no sense - there aren't only two men left in the world. Even if Dami isn't with Ji Ho, doesn't mean she will pick In Ha. In Ha is a pretty off-putting choice even without Joo Ji Hoon's cheekbones being in the picture). Thankfully Ji Ho's reaction is 'WTF!' Though even Mother is realizing In Ha is off the rails and is exactly like his psycho Daddy whose In Ha-like actions made her life hell (how ironic. Ji Ho, whom she hates as her husband's representative, is nothing like that).

Some caps from ep 13 )
dangermousie: (Mawang otp by miss-dian)
2012-10-01 10:54 am

Five Fingers - episode 12



Oh MY. This episode was so satisfying on every level.

Caps and thoughts )
dangermousie: (Mawang otp by miss-dian)
2012-10-01 10:54 am

Five Fingers - episode 12



Oh MY. This episode was so satisfying on every level.

Caps and thoughts )
dangermousie: (Mawang otp by miss-dian)
2012-10-01 10:54 am

Five Fingers - episode 12



Oh MY. This episode was so satisfying on every level.

Caps and thoughts )
dangermousie: (Goong by gasmask)
2012-10-01 12:06 am

Five Fingers - episodes 10 and 11 pitch me over into the rabid camp

Five Fingers is really really so good! (Don't get me started on it being beaten in the ratings by brain-dead May Queen). I've liked it from the start, but with the latest batch of episodes, I am officially "I want to binge on everything" obsessed.

It helps that in these latest episodes, Ji Ho has finally found what a cave of sharks he has been living with and giving his soul to and I am confident he can take them on and win. Joo Ji Hoon is rocking the role - he excels in these moments of stillness where you can tell a million thoughts are going on under the facade. When he finds out his mother tried to ruin him (and his later revelation about the rescue night) - I get genuinely scared by him. Because Ji Ho is a good person but you get the sense that he is good by choice and he is more than capable of ruthlessness and darkness and unleashing hell. Choi Sira is more and more excellent (of course) as Ji Ho's mother - their scenes are Oedipal in their complexity and longing and loathing. Young Ran is a monster but a pitiable one - her life with her abusive husband has broken her and she chooses to act out her darkness by getting revenge on Ji Ho, whom she sees as her husband's representative.

Some mother and son scenes )

I expected to be fascinated by the mother-son dynamic. What I did not expect was to fall deeply and madly in love with the romance. Jin Se Yeon has improved tremendously from Gaksital and her Dami is such a shining soul of light and hope in this. I have every hope that Ji Ho will emerge from the darkness because he has her. She and Joo Ji Hoon have gorgeous chemistry together - it is not passionate but it is romantic beyond words. I turn into a pile of pink goo any time they are within ten feet of each other. They are so sane together, so compatible, so right. I especially love how she can make him happy even on worst days, even when his world is crashing around him.

Some of the amazing Ji Ho/Dami scenes )

Dami is smart, kind, compassionate, but also with unshaken self-respect and common sense. If anyone could have saved In Ha from his pathetic jealousy and darkness, it would have been her, but I love that she does not want to - she loves Ji Ho and makes it unmistakable to In Ha any time he steps out of line. In Ha is my least favorite character in this, because I want him to stop acting like a spoiled 5-year-old but he is interesting and, ironically, much more like his father, Young Ran's hated husband, than Ji Ho ever was. The way he obsesses over someone who doesn't want him is a pretty good example.

In Ha the Stalker )


Here for the pretty )
dangermousie: (Goong by gasmask)
2012-10-01 12:06 am

Five Fingers - episodes 10 and 11 pitch me over into the rabid camp

Five Fingers is really really so good! (Don't get me started on it being beaten in the ratings by brain-dead May Queen). I've liked it from the start, but with the latest batch of episodes, I am officially "I want to binge on everything" obsessed.

It helps that in these latest episodes, Ji Ho has finally found what a cave of sharks he has been living with and giving his soul to and I am confident he can take them on and win. Joo Ji Hoon is rocking the role - he excels in these moments of stillness where you can tell a million thoughts are going on under the facade. When he finds out his mother tried to ruin him (and his later revelation about the rescue night) - I get genuinely scared by him. Because Ji Ho is a good person but you get the sense that he is good by choice and he is more than capable of ruthlessness and darkness and unleashing hell. Choi Sira is more and more excellent (of course) as Ji Ho's mother - their scenes are Oedipal in their complexity and longing and loathing. Young Ran is a monster but a pitiable one - her life with her abusive husband has broken her and she chooses to act out her darkness by getting revenge on Ji Ho, whom she sees as her husband's representative.

Some mother and son scenes )

I expected to be fascinated by the mother-son dynamic. What I did not expect was to fall deeply and madly in love with the romance. Jin Se Yeon has improved tremendously from Gaksital and her Dami is such a shining soul of light and hope in this. I have every hope that Ji Ho will emerge from the darkness because he has her. She and Joo Ji Hoon have gorgeous chemistry together - it is not passionate but it is romantic beyond words. I turn into a pile of pink goo any time they are within ten feet of each other. They are so sane together, so compatible, so right. I especially love how she can make him happy even on worst days, even when his world is crashing around him.

Some of the amazing Ji Ho/Dami scenes )

Dami is smart, kind, compassionate, but also with unshaken self-respect and common sense. If anyone could have saved In Ha from his pathetic jealousy and darkness, it would have been her, but I love that she does not want to - she loves Ji Ho and makes it unmistakable to In Ha any time he steps out of line. In Ha is my least favorite character in this, because I want him to stop acting like a spoiled 5-year-old but he is interesting and, ironically, much more like his father, Young Ran's hated husband, than Ji Ho ever was. The way he obsesses over someone who doesn't want him is a pretty good example.

In Ha the Stalker )


Here for the pretty )
dangermousie: (Goong by gasmask)
2012-10-01 12:06 am

Five Fingers - episodes 10 and 11 pitch me over into the rabid camp

Five Fingers is really really so good! (Don't get me started on it being beaten in the ratings by brain-dead May Queen). I've liked it from the start, but with the latest batch of episodes, I am officially "I want to binge on everything" obsessed.

It helps that in these latest episodes, Ji Ho has finally found what a cave of sharks he has been living with and giving his soul to and I am confident he can take them on and win. Joo Ji Hoon is rocking the role - he excels in these moments of stillness where you can tell a million thoughts are going on under the facade. When he finds out his mother tried to ruin him (and his later revelation about the rescue night) - I get genuinely scared by him. Because Ji Ho is a good person but you get the sense that he is good by choice and he is more than capable of ruthlessness and darkness and unleashing hell. Choi Sira is more and more excellent (of course) as Ji Ho's mother - their scenes are Oedipal in their complexity and longing and loathing. Young Ran is a monster but a pitiable one - her life with her abusive husband has broken her and she chooses to act out her darkness by getting revenge on Ji Ho, whom she sees as her husband's representative.

Some mother and son scenes )

I expected to be fascinated by the mother-son dynamic. What I did not expect was to fall deeply and madly in love with the romance. Jin Se Yeon has improved tremendously from Gaksital and her Dami is such a shining soul of light and hope in this. I have every hope that Ji Ho will emerge from the darkness because he has her. She and Joo Ji Hoon have gorgeous chemistry together - it is not passionate but it is romantic beyond words. I turn into a pile of pink goo any time they are within ten feet of each other. They are so sane together, so compatible, so right. I especially love how she can make him happy even on worst days, even when his world is crashing around him.

Some of the amazing Ji Ho/Dami scenes )

Dami is smart, kind, compassionate, but also with unshaken self-respect and common sense. If anyone could have saved In Ha from his pathetic jealousy and darkness, it would have been her, but I love that she does not want to - she loves Ji Ho and makes it unmistakable to In Ha any time he steps out of line. In Ha is my least favorite character in this, because I want him to stop acting like a spoiled 5-year-old but he is interesting and, ironically, much more like his father, Young Ran's hated husband, than Ji Ho ever was. The way he obsesses over someone who doesn't want him is a pretty good example.

In Ha the Stalker )


Here for the pretty )