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I have tried out the first two episodes of Horse Healer, driven by curiosity and the fact that I had nothing else to watch on the plane. Other than the fact that it was awesome to see Daddy Damsari pop up for a brief role, SKIP SKIP SKIP!!! It's well-made and competently acted, but very much not my thing. I was about as involved as I would be studying merits of rival brands of cardboard. Traditional sageuk about medicine with ample time devoted to childhood *yawn* portions - no thank you. Especially since I saw the trailer for The Great Seer and it looked amazing:



Boring medical stuff with actors I have zero interest in or Ji Sung as a mystic, french kissing, Kim So Yeon, and Ji Jin Hee in skulls and war paint? It's a no-brainer. Oh, and for my fellow Faith fanatics - the sexy sexy warrior played by Ji Jin Hee is the one who eventually kills Choi Young, according to history.

I've also watched the second ep of Oohlala Couple and it was hilarious like nobody's business. The wife is AWESOME and the swap is going to be great. Also, did I get it right that one of the two Fates was responsible for the husband falling for Not-Rie? Hmmm. Not that she was responsible for him being a selfish bastard. Oh, and past life stuff is officially awesome:






I want to watch the past life drama!

Oh, and Glass Mask is finally getting subbed (on viki). I normally don't do dailies, but I am going to check it out due to my love of Seo Woo who is an amazing, underrated actress. I need her to come back to normal-length, primetime, non-weekend dramas. Please?

Finally, I finished To the Beautiful You. It wasn't anything groundbreaking, or anything I will even remember much into next week, but it was fluffy, as cute as it was brainless and, I managed to finish it, which is more than I can say for any other version of that story.

(Plus, the ending was so darn cute!)  )
dangermousie: (Mouse)
I have tried out the first two episodes of Horse Healer, driven by curiosity and the fact that I had nothing else to watch on the plane. Other than the fact that it was awesome to see Daddy Damsari pop up for a brief role, SKIP SKIP SKIP!!! It's well-made and competently acted, but very much not my thing. I was about as involved as I would be studying merits of rival brands of cardboard. Traditional sageuk about medicine with ample time devoted to childhood *yawn* portions - no thank you. Especially since I saw the trailer for The Great Seer and it looked amazing:



Boring medical stuff with actors I have zero interest in or Ji Sung as a mystic, french kissing, Kim So Yeon, and Ji Jin Hee in skulls and war paint? It's a no-brainer. Oh, and for my fellow Faith fanatics - the sexy sexy warrior played by Ji Jin Hee is the one who eventually kills Choi Young, according to history.

I've also watched the second ep of Oohlala Couple and it was hilarious like nobody's business. The wife is AWESOME and the swap is going to be great. Also, did I get it right that one of the two Fates was responsible for the husband falling for Not-Rie? Hmmm. Not that she was responsible for him being a selfish bastard. Oh, and past life stuff is officially awesome:






I want to watch the past life drama!

Oh, and Glass Mask is finally getting subbed (on viki). I normally don't do dailies, but I am going to check it out due to my love of Seo Woo who is an amazing, underrated actress. I need her to come back to normal-length, primetime, non-weekend dramas. Please?

Finally, I finished To the Beautiful You. It wasn't anything groundbreaking, or anything I will even remember much into next week, but it was fluffy, as cute as it was brainless and, I managed to finish it, which is more than I can say for any other version of that story.

(Plus, the ending was so darn cute!)  )
dangermousie: (Mouse)
I have tried out the first two episodes of Horse Healer, driven by curiosity and the fact that I had nothing else to watch on the plane. Other than the fact that it was awesome to see Daddy Damsari pop up for a brief role, SKIP SKIP SKIP!!! It's well-made and competently acted, but very much not my thing. I was about as involved as I would be studying merits of rival brands of cardboard. Traditional sageuk about medicine with ample time devoted to childhood *yawn* portions - no thank you. Especially since I saw the trailer for The Great Seer and it looked amazing:



Boring medical stuff with actors I have zero interest in or Ji Sung as a mystic, french kissing, Kim So Yeon, and Ji Jin Hee in skulls and war paint? It's a no-brainer. Oh, and for my fellow Faith fanatics - the sexy sexy warrior played by Ji Jin Hee is the one who eventually kills Choi Young, according to history.

I've also watched the second ep of Oohlala Couple and it was hilarious like nobody's business. The wife is AWESOME and the swap is going to be great. Also, did I get it right that one of the two Fates was responsible for the husband falling for Not-Rie? Hmmm. Not that she was responsible for him being a selfish bastard. Oh, and past life stuff is officially awesome:






I want to watch the past life drama!

Oh, and Glass Mask is finally getting subbed (on viki). I normally don't do dailies, but I am going to check it out due to my love of Seo Woo who is an amazing, underrated actress. I need her to come back to normal-length, primetime, non-weekend dramas. Please?

Finally, I finished To the Beautiful You. It wasn't anything groundbreaking, or anything I will even remember much into next week, but it was fluffy, as cute as it was brainless and, I managed to finish it, which is more than I can say for any other version of that story.

(Plus, the ending was so darn cute!)  )
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He's so very pretty! And actually not in a drama which makes me want to stab self in the eye (I am looking at you, Sunao ni Narenakute!)



I really hope he won't chase after heroine but instead have an awesome secondary OTP with Wang Ji Hye. I do wonder wtf is wrong with him to feel jealous of and want to one-up Ji Heon when JH is a screw-up who can't get anything right and he's the golden boy. That's like beating on a puppy - pretty pointless and kinda mean.

Speaking of JH - three eps, and my impression of him is that he's basically this overgrown kid - impulsive like one, scared like one (he can't sleep without lights on!) and clingy and emotionally vulnerable like one. He and heroine have a pretty adorable, interesting dynamic. She almost mothers him, but not in an icky Oedipal way. There are hints he used to be normal until something happened (I wonder if it was the death of his brother or maybe something else - there is a flashback at the airport with WJH's character where he was going to meet her but then got a phone call, freaked out and got his panic attack in a crowded place - maybe that is why he has agoraphobia, he associates it with whatever he found out on the call). Hmmmm.
dangermousie: (Secret Garden by timescout)






I wonder why he's so badly agoraphobic (not that you need a reason for phobias, of course). I do love the gender reversal, of her being the one to cut a swath through a crowd of gangsters and him being a screw-up neurotic.

Actually, it reminds me a bit of Secret Garden in that dynamic (or the cousinly one) only SG was very much a romance and this is much more of a comedy. (Also, there is no way I will be as obsessed about PtB as I was about SG - that was insanity).
dangermousie: (Secret Garden by timescout)






I wonder why he's so badly agoraphobic (not that you need a reason for phobias, of course). I do love the gender reversal, of her being the one to cut a swath through a crowd of gangsters and him being a screw-up neurotic.

Actually, it reminds me a bit of Secret Garden in that dynamic (or the cousinly one) only SG was very much a romance and this is much more of a comedy. (Also, there is no way I will be as obsessed about PtB as I was about SG - that was insanity).
dangermousie: (Secret Garden by timescout)






I wonder why he's so badly agoraphobic (not that you need a reason for phobias, of course). I do love the gender reversal, of her being the one to cut a swath through a crowd of gangsters and him being a screw-up neurotic.

Actually, it reminds me a bit of Secret Garden in that dynamic (or the cousinly one) only SG was very much a romance and this is much more of a comedy. (Also, there is no way I will be as obsessed about PtB as I was about SG - that was insanity).
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal box by miss_dian)
I am in love with Protect the Boss!!!! Giddily giddily giddily so!!!!

Also, Ji Sung! ((())) Someone on my flist said he was like a non-violent Domyouji and so very very true. Heeeeeeeee.

Heroine is tough and awesome and the whole thing is squeeful and a propoer post is coming up but now I must marathon!

Clearly, there is no Ji Sung drama that doesn't work for me :P

Also, if you want to know why I was boggled why Ji Sung, of all people, was the male lead in his wacky wacky comedy, have the MV for his last drama prior to that (the criminally underrated, very dark The Royal Family):



That is the type of drama I associate him with, not wackiness...So I still remain stunned that he could pull off being comedic lead.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal box by miss_dian)
I am in love with Protect the Boss!!!! Giddily giddily giddily so!!!!

Also, Ji Sung! ((())) Someone on my flist said he was like a non-violent Domyouji and so very very true. Heeeeeeeee.

Heroine is tough and awesome and the whole thing is squeeful and a propoer post is coming up but now I must marathon!

Clearly, there is no Ji Sung drama that doesn't work for me :P

Also, if you want to know why I was boggled why Ji Sung, of all people, was the male lead in his wacky wacky comedy, have the MV for his last drama prior to that (the criminally underrated, very dark The Royal Family):



That is the type of drama I associate him with, not wackiness...So I still remain stunned that he could pull off being comedic lead.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal box by miss_dian)
I am in love with Protect the Boss!!!! Giddily giddily giddily so!!!!

Also, Ji Sung! ((())) Someone on my flist said he was like a non-violent Domyouji and so very very true. Heeeeeeeee.

Heroine is tough and awesome and the whole thing is squeeful and a propoer post is coming up but now I must marathon!

Clearly, there is no Ji Sung drama that doesn't work for me :P

Also, if you want to know why I was boggled why Ji Sung, of all people, was the male lead in his wacky wacky comedy, have the MV for his last drama prior to that (the criminally underrated, very dark The Royal Family):



That is the type of drama I associate him with, not wackiness...So I still remain stunned that he could pull off being comedic lead.
dangermousie: (Default)
have just started ep 1 and, surprisingly (because wacky is a major hit-or-miss for me), I like it. I don't know if I'll be OK with wacky for 16 eps, because in order to stick with a drama I need heart and emotional investment and I don't know if this will have it; but for now, it's entertaining.

Also, this is our first glimpse of Ji Sung:



WTF LOL. Is he supposed to be some sort of major hypochondriac or something?
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Koala is raving about it over on her blog and she is a lady of excellent taste, but for some reason I get the sense it is an office drama and that is the one genre I cannot stand. Plus, I adore Ji Sung but I've only seen him in very intense roles and dramas (Last Dance, Swallow the Sun, The Royal Family) so not sure how he'd work out in a comedy.

So, anyone watched it? Is it something I'd like?

Hmmm, why do I lack a Ji Sung icon?
dangermousie: (CH: YS with bandage by meganbmoore)
Koala is raving about it over on her blog and she is a lady of excellent taste, but for some reason I get the sense it is an office drama and that is the one genre I cannot stand. Plus, I adore Ji Sung but I've only seen him in very intense roles and dramas (Last Dance, Swallow the Sun, The Royal Family) so not sure how he'd work out in a comedy.

So, anyone watched it? Is it something I'd like?

Hmmm, why do I lack a Ji Sung icon?
dangermousie: (CH: YS with bandage by meganbmoore)
Koala is raving about it over on her blog and she is a lady of excellent taste, but for some reason I get the sense it is an office drama and that is the one genre I cannot stand. Plus, I adore Ji Sung but I've only seen him in very intense roles and dramas (Last Dance, Swallow the Sun, The Royal Family) so not sure how he'd work out in a comedy.

So, anyone watched it? Is it something I'd like?

Hmmm, why do I lack a Ji Sung icon?
dangermousie: (Legend: Sa Ryang by alexandral)
1. OMG preview of ep 12 of Miss Ripley.



It looks like Yoo Hyun finally found out the truth and he is scaring the crap out of me - you could sense the hidden steel and coldness underneath his 'nice boy' manner before, but now Miri's lies have brought it to the surface and I am honestly terrified. It's interesting, because the initial feel was "Myung Hoon = stern businessman, Yoo Hyun = unworldly idealist" but by now you realize that MH would forgive Miri anything and would be like putty in her hands and Yoo Hyun is scary dangerous. Also, am I hallucinating or is YH's stepmom Miri's birth mom? Eeeek, ILY drama.

2. I know it is tragic, but City Hunter is bound to end, and the drama that replaces it is Protect the Boss with Ji Sung and Jaejoong.

A few promo stills look wacky and cute )

3. Of more interest to me is my discovery of a TON of Myung Wol the Spy stills, the upcoming drama in which a North Korean agent, Han Ye Seul, is ordered to kidnap a Hallyu star, Eric, with the help of the sexy sexy agent Lee Jin Wook. The stills make me salivate like there is no tomorrow - they look funny, sharp, and hella sexy.



A ton of stills )
dangermousie: (Legend: Sa Ryang by alexandral)
1. OMG preview of ep 12 of Miss Ripley.



It looks like Yoo Hyun finally found out the truth and he is scaring the crap out of me - you could sense the hidden steel and coldness underneath his 'nice boy' manner before, but now Miri's lies have brought it to the surface and I am honestly terrified. It's interesting, because the initial feel was "Myung Hoon = stern businessman, Yoo Hyun = unworldly idealist" but by now you realize that MH would forgive Miri anything and would be like putty in her hands and Yoo Hyun is scary dangerous. Also, am I hallucinating or is YH's stepmom Miri's birth mom? Eeeek, ILY drama.

2. I know it is tragic, but City Hunter is bound to end, and the drama that replaces it is Protect the Boss with Ji Sung and Jaejoong.

A few promo stills look wacky and cute )

3. Of more interest to me is my discovery of a TON of Myung Wol the Spy stills, the upcoming drama in which a North Korean agent, Han Ye Seul, is ordered to kidnap a Hallyu star, Eric, with the help of the sexy sexy agent Lee Jin Wook. The stills make me salivate like there is no tomorrow - they look funny, sharp, and hella sexy.



A ton of stills )
dangermousie: (Legend: Sa Ryang by alexandral)
1. OMG preview of ep 12 of Miss Ripley.



It looks like Yoo Hyun finally found out the truth and he is scaring the crap out of me - you could sense the hidden steel and coldness underneath his 'nice boy' manner before, but now Miri's lies have brought it to the surface and I am honestly terrified. It's interesting, because the initial feel was "Myung Hoon = stern businessman, Yoo Hyun = unworldly idealist" but by now you realize that MH would forgive Miri anything and would be like putty in her hands and Yoo Hyun is scary dangerous. Also, am I hallucinating or is YH's stepmom Miri's birth mom? Eeeek, ILY drama.

2. I know it is tragic, but City Hunter is bound to end, and the drama that replaces it is Protect the Boss with Ji Sung and Jaejoong.

A few promo stills look wacky and cute )

3. Of more interest to me is my discovery of a TON of Myung Wol the Spy stills, the upcoming drama in which a North Korean agent, Han Ye Seul, is ordered to kidnap a Hallyu star, Eric, with the help of the sexy sexy agent Lee Jin Wook. The stills make me salivate like there is no tomorrow - they look funny, sharp, and hella sexy.



A ton of stills )
dangermousie: (Default)
And I have my kdrama addiction for the spring season - it's the dark Royal Family, with its poisonous family and the central relationship between Ji Sung's star prosecutor and a woman who helped him once when he was an unwanted teenager and now it's his turn to help her.



I just finished the first ep and I love love love love it to bits. It's twisty and dark and keeps me on my toes and Ji Sung is amazing in it - by turns scary and vulnerable and even goofy, but always so intensely magnetic it almost makes me want to look away.

It's all the more interesting because I don't find myself interested much in the probably-coming romance between him and the heroine. The 11-yr difference doesn't bother me (though, due to the plot, the heroine looks very faded, much older than she's supposed to be) but the vibe I am getting so far is not romantic - just caring and loving like a family - younger brother-older sister perhaps. If the romance happens, I am sure I'll buy it when it does, but if not, I don't mind either.

I do love the interactions between all the characters and their connections. Just like Thorn Birds, this is somewhat of a melodrama, but it's a more cynical, harder-around-the-edges one.

A few pretty caps of Ji Sung )
dangermousie: (Default)
And I have my kdrama addiction for the spring season - it's the dark Royal Family, with its poisonous family and the central relationship between Ji Sung's star prosecutor and a woman who helped him once when he was an unwanted teenager and now it's his turn to help her.



I just finished the first ep and I love love love love it to bits. It's twisty and dark and keeps me on my toes and Ji Sung is amazing in it - by turns scary and vulnerable and even goofy, but always so intensely magnetic it almost makes me want to look away.

It's all the more interesting because I don't find myself interested much in the probably-coming romance between him and the heroine. The 11-yr difference doesn't bother me (though, due to the plot, the heroine looks very faded, much older than she's supposed to be) but the vibe I am getting so far is not romantic - just caring and loving like a family - younger brother-older sister perhaps. If the romance happens, I am sure I'll buy it when it does, but if not, I don't mind either.

I do love the interactions between all the characters and their connections. Just like Thorn Birds, this is somewhat of a melodrama, but it's a more cynical, harder-around-the-edges one.

A few pretty caps of Ji Sung )
dangermousie: (Default)
And I have my kdrama addiction for the spring season - it's the dark Royal Family, with its poisonous family and the central relationship between Ji Sung's star prosecutor and a woman who helped him once when he was an unwanted teenager and now it's his turn to help her.



I just finished the first ep and I love love love love it to bits. It's twisty and dark and keeps me on my toes and Ji Sung is amazing in it - by turns scary and vulnerable and even goofy, but always so intensely magnetic it almost makes me want to look away.

It's all the more interesting because I don't find myself interested much in the probably-coming romance between him and the heroine. The 11-yr difference doesn't bother me (though, due to the plot, the heroine looks very faded, much older than she's supposed to be) but the vibe I am getting so far is not romantic - just caring and loving like a family - younger brother-older sister perhaps. If the romance happens, I am sure I'll buy it when it does, but if not, I don't mind either.

I do love the interactions between all the characters and their connections. Just like Thorn Birds, this is somewhat of a melodrama, but it's a more cynical, harder-around-the-edges one.

A few pretty caps of Ji Sung )

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