dangermousie: (CH: shield by meganbmoore)
I literally have to control a desire to scream and impulse to run around. My heart is beating ten miles a minute. I just watched the ending of ep 17 of Gaksital (though I haven't watched the ep itself yet) and omg omg omg omg omg I honestly cannot calm down. How can I wait a week?

quick spoiler )
dangermousie: (CH: shield by meganbmoore)
I literally have to control a desire to scream and impulse to run around. My heart is beating ten miles a minute. I just watched the ending of ep 17 of Gaksital (though I haven't watched the ep itself yet) and omg omg omg omg omg I honestly cannot calm down. How can I wait a week?

quick spoiler )
dangermousie: (CH: shield by meganbmoore)
I literally have to control a desire to scream and impulse to run around. My heart is beating ten miles a minute. I just watched the ending of ep 17 of Gaksital (though I haven't watched the ep itself yet) and omg omg omg omg omg I honestly cannot calm down. How can I wait a week?

quick spoiler )
dangermousie: (CH: YS in bed by meganbmoore)


Larger version )

Just look at this gorgeous poster for Queen In Hyun's Man which is set to air in less than two weeks (the title makes me think of an odd mix between Queen In Soo and Princess' Man :P) With every promo teaser and artwork, my interest in this gets bigger and bigger. The fact that this is on tvN, a network that has so far done some amazing dramas, and that is has the unusual premise in which our hero, a Joseon scholar, travels back and forth in time, and I am rabid.

Time travel seems the theme du jour in kdramas this year (I wonder if the recent Mainland time travel successes like Bu Bu Jing Xin and Gong had anything to do with it). We have four this year, which brings the amount of time-travel kdramas in the totality of kdrama existence to five. Yes, this year alone, we have four times as many time-travel kdramas as we did in all the years before. In addition to Queen In Hyun's Man, we have Rooftop Prince, which is currently airing (and is adorable and fluffy if not particularly memorable), and the upcoming Timeslip Doctor Jin, which is based on the same manga that brought us the amazing jdrama JIN (I am curious but iffy about this one because the original was so steeped in Japanese history, they will have to drastically redo it. Not to mention that I love Song Seung Heon, but a great actor he is not, unlike Osawa Takao, who played the role in the jdrama) and Faith, about a female doctor who travels to Gogureyo, which I am preobsessed about because it's written by the writer of Eyes of Dawn, Sandglass, Legend, Slingshot and What's Up (i.e., she who can do no wrong) and directed by her frequent collaborator who directed EoD, Sandglass and Legend). Plus, it stars Lee Min Ho as a warrior (in his first sageuk RAWRRRRR) and Kim Hee Sun as the doctor (I like her and, even though as a rule am not fond of noona romances, it makes perfect sense here as a doctor is unlikely to be 22 and back in the past, people matured and advanced up the war ladder quicker because short lifespan).
dangermousie: (CH: YS in bed by meganbmoore)


Larger version )

Just look at this gorgeous poster for Queen In Hyun's Man which is set to air in less than two weeks (the title makes me think of an odd mix between Queen In Soo and Princess' Man :P) With every promo teaser and artwork, my interest in this gets bigger and bigger. The fact that this is on tvN, a network that has so far done some amazing dramas, and that is has the unusual premise in which our hero, a Joseon scholar, travels back and forth in time, and I am rabid.

Time travel seems the theme du jour in kdramas this year (I wonder if the recent Mainland time travel successes like Bu Bu Jing Xin and Gong had anything to do with it). We have four this year, which brings the amount of time-travel kdramas in the totality of kdrama existence to five. Yes, this year alone, we have four times as many time-travel kdramas as we did in all the years before. In addition to Queen In Hyun's Man, we have Rooftop Prince, which is currently airing (and is adorable and fluffy if not particularly memorable), and the upcoming Timeslip Doctor Jin, which is based on the same manga that brought us the amazing jdrama JIN (I am curious but iffy about this one because the original was so steeped in Japanese history, they will have to drastically redo it. Not to mention that I love Song Seung Heon, but a great actor he is not, unlike Osawa Takao, who played the role in the jdrama) and Faith, about a female doctor who travels to Gogureyo, which I am preobsessed about because it's written by the writer of Eyes of Dawn, Sandglass, Legend, Slingshot and What's Up (i.e., she who can do no wrong) and directed by her frequent collaborator who directed EoD, Sandglass and Legend). Plus, it stars Lee Min Ho as a warrior (in his first sageuk RAWRRRRR) and Kim Hee Sun as the doctor (I like her and, even though as a rule am not fond of noona romances, it makes perfect sense here as a doctor is unlikely to be 22 and back in the past, people matured and advanced up the war ladder quicker because short lifespan).
dangermousie: (CH: YS in bed by meganbmoore)


Larger version )

Just look at this gorgeous poster for Queen In Hyun's Man which is set to air in less than two weeks (the title makes me think of an odd mix between Queen In Soo and Princess' Man :P) With every promo teaser and artwork, my interest in this gets bigger and bigger. The fact that this is on tvN, a network that has so far done some amazing dramas, and that is has the unusual premise in which our hero, a Joseon scholar, travels back and forth in time, and I am rabid.

Time travel seems the theme du jour in kdramas this year (I wonder if the recent Mainland time travel successes like Bu Bu Jing Xin and Gong had anything to do with it). We have four this year, which brings the amount of time-travel kdramas in the totality of kdrama existence to five. Yes, this year alone, we have four times as many time-travel kdramas as we did in all the years before. In addition to Queen In Hyun's Man, we have Rooftop Prince, which is currently airing (and is adorable and fluffy if not particularly memorable), and the upcoming Timeslip Doctor Jin, which is based on the same manga that brought us the amazing jdrama JIN (I am curious but iffy about this one because the original was so steeped in Japanese history, they will have to drastically redo it. Not to mention that I love Song Seung Heon, but a great actor he is not, unlike Osawa Takao, who played the role in the jdrama) and Faith, about a female doctor who travels to Gogureyo, which I am preobsessed about because it's written by the writer of Eyes of Dawn, Sandglass, Legend, Slingshot and What's Up (i.e., she who can do no wrong) and directed by her frequent collaborator who directed EoD, Sandglass and Legend). Plus, it stars Lee Min Ho as a warrior (in his first sageuk RAWRRRRR) and Kim Hee Sun as the doctor (I like her and, even though as a rule am not fond of noona romances, it makes perfect sense here as a doctor is unlikely to be 22 and back in the past, people matured and advanced up the war ladder quicker because short lifespan).
dangermousie: (Last Scandal: hold by anenko)
1. Episode 3 of JIN was wonderful. But when is that drama not?

Unspoilery caps here )

Now I am about to watch ep 4. EEE!

2. Speaking of jdramas, Tokyo Dogs y/n? How is it?

3.I have watched ep 12 of You're Beautiful and the last two scenes (starting when Tae Kyung finds out about pignose meaning and realizes Minam likes him and leading to his uniquely TaeKyungian confession to her) were adorable. So was the Marie Antoinette scene (God, I love Tae Kyung). But oh, my irritation with Minam grows and grows - I wonder how on earth she manages to get dressed in the morning without help, seeing how helpless and dimwitted she is, needing to be rescued from situations a 5-year-old can extricate herself from (the thing with the medicine this ep - really, drama? REALLY?). Her lack of backbone is also severely irritating - meekness is one virtue she has in overabundance. If the meek shall inherit the earth, Minam is due for a whole galaxy.

4. I love my Kindle (on which I get a lot of questions and comments from random people, including fellow commuters, waiters, and tourists) every day. Latest thing I am reading on it is Nickel and Dimed which I do not care for as I find the author intellectually both lazy and dishonest. Lady, I've been poor, on-welfare poor even - what you are doing ain't it - not only can I think of about 10 ways to save money none of which she follows only to then complain about untenability (Geez, you'd have more money to live on if you bought your clothes at Goodwill or charities, lived in a group home, and took furnishings from garbage - either commit to your freaking experiment or do not. There is one scene that made me livid where she decides not to do telemarketing because of personality incompatibility. Bloody ha! They used to pay $10/hour for it because of people dealing with stress - you are NOT doomed to work %6/hr dishwashing job, and another when she doesn't apply for a clerical job because she thinks she can't afford 5 businessy outfits - well, of course not, she bought a $30 of slacks somewhere for work - when you are broke, go to fucking charity or a thrift store or Goodwill), but her "I am slumming it" attitude makes me sick, as is her lack of discussions for built-in progressions in minimum-wage jobs), but it's a good read because it makes me think about various topics, even if only to disagree vehemently. I found the book pretty damn insulting.

5. I am tempted to watch Princess Lulu because pre-Last Scandal/IRIS Jung Joon Ho is the male lead (and the female lead is Kim Jung Eun (Lovers), whom I like). I've heard it was a trainwreck though - so yes or no on the watching? Let me explain - seeing my obsession with JJH it would have to be truly spectacularly awful for me to skip.



6. Apparently Lee Seon Gyun (Coffee Prince, Triple etc) and Gong Hyo Jin (Hello Teacher, Thank You), two of my huge favorites, are starring in a drama which is going to air after Queen Seon Deok. YES!!!! I adore GHJ to bits and ditto for LSG (finally, a leading role!)

7. Finally, the most important item. WITHS2 released VIA subs for IRIS ep 8. Guess who is a VIA member?????? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
dangermousie: (Last Scandal: hold by anenko)
1. Episode 3 of JIN was wonderful. But when is that drama not?

Unspoilery caps here )

Now I am about to watch ep 4. EEE!

2. Speaking of jdramas, Tokyo Dogs y/n? How is it?

3.I have watched ep 12 of You're Beautiful and the last two scenes (starting when Tae Kyung finds out about pignose meaning and realizes Minam likes him and leading to his uniquely TaeKyungian confession to her) were adorable. So was the Marie Antoinette scene (God, I love Tae Kyung). But oh, my irritation with Minam grows and grows - I wonder how on earth she manages to get dressed in the morning without help, seeing how helpless and dimwitted she is, needing to be rescued from situations a 5-year-old can extricate herself from (the thing with the medicine this ep - really, drama? REALLY?). Her lack of backbone is also severely irritating - meekness is one virtue she has in overabundance. If the meek shall inherit the earth, Minam is due for a whole galaxy.

4. I love my Kindle (on which I get a lot of questions and comments from random people, including fellow commuters, waiters, and tourists) every day. Latest thing I am reading on it is Nickel and Dimed which I do not care for as I find the author intellectually both lazy and dishonest. Lady, I've been poor, on-welfare poor even - what you are doing ain't it - not only can I think of about 10 ways to save money none of which she follows only to then complain about untenability (Geez, you'd have more money to live on if you bought your clothes at Goodwill or charities, lived in a group home, and took furnishings from garbage - either commit to your freaking experiment or do not. There is one scene that made me livid where she decides not to do telemarketing because of personality incompatibility. Bloody ha! They used to pay $10/hour for it because of people dealing with stress - you are NOT doomed to work %6/hr dishwashing job, and another when she doesn't apply for a clerical job because she thinks she can't afford 5 businessy outfits - well, of course not, she bought a $30 of slacks somewhere for work - when you are broke, go to fucking charity or a thrift store or Goodwill), but her "I am slumming it" attitude makes me sick, as is her lack of discussions for built-in progressions in minimum-wage jobs), but it's a good read because it makes me think about various topics, even if only to disagree vehemently. I found the book pretty damn insulting.

5. I am tempted to watch Princess Lulu because pre-Last Scandal/IRIS Jung Joon Ho is the male lead (and the female lead is Kim Jung Eun (Lovers), whom I like). I've heard it was a trainwreck though - so yes or no on the watching? Let me explain - seeing my obsession with JJH it would have to be truly spectacularly awful for me to skip.



6. Apparently Lee Seon Gyun (Coffee Prince, Triple etc) and Gong Hyo Jin (Hello Teacher, Thank You), two of my huge favorites, are starring in a drama which is going to air after Queen Seon Deok. YES!!!! I adore GHJ to bits and ditto for LSG (finally, a leading role!)

7. Finally, the most important item. WITHS2 released VIA subs for IRIS ep 8. Guess who is a VIA member?????? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
dangermousie: (Last Scandal: hold by anenko)
1. Episode 3 of JIN was wonderful. But when is that drama not?

Unspoilery caps here )

Now I am about to watch ep 4. EEE!

2. Speaking of jdramas, Tokyo Dogs y/n? How is it?

3.I have watched ep 12 of You're Beautiful and the last two scenes (starting when Tae Kyung finds out about pignose meaning and realizes Minam likes him and leading to his uniquely TaeKyungian confession to her) were adorable. So was the Marie Antoinette scene (God, I love Tae Kyung). But oh, my irritation with Minam grows and grows - I wonder how on earth she manages to get dressed in the morning without help, seeing how helpless and dimwitted she is, needing to be rescued from situations a 5-year-old can extricate herself from (the thing with the medicine this ep - really, drama? REALLY?). Her lack of backbone is also severely irritating - meekness is one virtue she has in overabundance. If the meek shall inherit the earth, Minam is due for a whole galaxy.

4. I love my Kindle (on which I get a lot of questions and comments from random people, including fellow commuters, waiters, and tourists) every day. Latest thing I am reading on it is Nickel and Dimed which I do not care for as I find the author intellectually both lazy and dishonest. Lady, I've been poor, on-welfare poor even - what you are doing ain't it - not only can I think of about 10 ways to save money none of which she follows only to then complain about untenability (Geez, you'd have more money to live on if you bought your clothes at Goodwill or charities, lived in a group home, and took furnishings from garbage - either commit to your freaking experiment or do not. There is one scene that made me livid where she decides not to do telemarketing because of personality incompatibility. Bloody ha! They used to pay $10/hour for it because of people dealing with stress - you are NOT doomed to work %6/hr dishwashing job, and another when she doesn't apply for a clerical job because she thinks she can't afford 5 businessy outfits - well, of course not, she bought a $30 of slacks somewhere for work - when you are broke, go to fucking charity or a thrift store or Goodwill), but her "I am slumming it" attitude makes me sick, as is her lack of discussions for built-in progressions in minimum-wage jobs), but it's a good read because it makes me think about various topics, even if only to disagree vehemently. I found the book pretty damn insulting.

5. I am tempted to watch Princess Lulu because pre-Last Scandal/IRIS Jung Joon Ho is the male lead (and the female lead is Kim Jung Eun (Lovers), whom I like). I've heard it was a trainwreck though - so yes or no on the watching? Let me explain - seeing my obsession with JJH it would have to be truly spectacularly awful for me to skip.



6. Apparently Lee Seon Gyun (Coffee Prince, Triple etc) and Gong Hyo Jin (Hello Teacher, Thank You), two of my huge favorites, are starring in a drama which is going to air after Queen Seon Deok. YES!!!! I adore GHJ to bits and ditto for LSG (finally, a leading role!)

7. Finally, the most important item. WITHS2 released VIA subs for IRIS ep 8. Guess who is a VIA member?????? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
dangermousie: (IRIS by loubox)
1. I have watched ep 11 of You're Beautiful, which was cute as always, but ruined a bit for me by two things:

a. They stole the bit with the reporters/hiding the girl from Last Scandal. Let me correct that - not just from Last Scandal, but from one of the best, most powerful scenes in it. I find YAB version derivative and lacking and it kinda made me grumpy. Nobody messes with my Jae Bin/Sun Hee otp not even cute crossdressing boybanders.

b. The fact that I have been recently watching IRIS and it just doesn't compare. There is a saying that women are either Bronte people or Austen people and I suppose it's the same here - you are either an IRIS person or YAB person. Because I like YAB - it's cute, sweet, enjoyable, and fun. But watched in close proximity with IRIS I just get impatient with how dim everyone is. I mean, Minam - you are not retarded - so wtf - she does all these things a ten-year-old could think their way out of (gluing her fingers together? Really? REALLY?) But not just Minam - Jeremy and even Tae Kyung - come on, use those braincells! Anyway, YAB is fine but note to self - do not watch it and IRIS together, it will wreck the former for you as they are so tonally different.

I wonder if, at 31, I am getting too old for teenage dramas because I am at such a different place in my life? I hope not - I love spazzing about them :)

2. I have decided to try to wait watching more Tamra the Island until the extended DVD is out, especially since too much viikiiing leads to eye-strain. Let's see how long I can hold out.

3. I started On Air on dramafever and I really like it - it's solid and a good way to spend the time - it's won't make me rabid or sleepless but it's steadily good. Plus, Park Yong Ha and the world of dramamaking. How could I not want this?

And we get this:



Adorableness )

4. I like JIN but the bodily fluids and the curing of said things grosses me out - I kina skip through those parts. I am so not made for medical shows.

5. I went insane and downloaded ep 9 of IRIS just so I could cap this bit from the preview.



Bit here )
dangermousie: (IRIS by loubox)
1. I have watched ep 11 of You're Beautiful, which was cute as always, but ruined a bit for me by two things:

a. They stole the bit with the reporters/hiding the girl from Last Scandal. Let me correct that - not just from Last Scandal, but from one of the best, most powerful scenes in it. I find YAB version derivative and lacking and it kinda made me grumpy. Nobody messes with my Jae Bin/Sun Hee otp not even cute crossdressing boybanders.

b. The fact that I have been recently watching IRIS and it just doesn't compare. There is a saying that women are either Bronte people or Austen people and I suppose it's the same here - you are either an IRIS person or YAB person. Because I like YAB - it's cute, sweet, enjoyable, and fun. But watched in close proximity with IRIS I just get impatient with how dim everyone is. I mean, Minam - you are not retarded - so wtf - she does all these things a ten-year-old could think their way out of (gluing her fingers together? Really? REALLY?) But not just Minam - Jeremy and even Tae Kyung - come on, use those braincells! Anyway, YAB is fine but note to self - do not watch it and IRIS together, it will wreck the former for you as they are so tonally different.

I wonder if, at 31, I am getting too old for teenage dramas because I am at such a different place in my life? I hope not - I love spazzing about them :)

2. I have decided to try to wait watching more Tamra the Island until the extended DVD is out, especially since too much viikiiing leads to eye-strain. Let's see how long I can hold out.

3. I started On Air on dramafever and I really like it - it's solid and a good way to spend the time - it's won't make me rabid or sleepless but it's steadily good. Plus, Park Yong Ha and the world of dramamaking. How could I not want this?

And we get this:



Adorableness )

4. I like JIN but the bodily fluids and the curing of said things grosses me out - I kina skip through those parts. I am so not made for medical shows.

5. I went insane and downloaded ep 9 of IRIS just so I could cap this bit from the preview.



Bit here )
dangermousie: (IRIS by loubox)
1. I have watched ep 11 of You're Beautiful, which was cute as always, but ruined a bit for me by two things:

a. They stole the bit with the reporters/hiding the girl from Last Scandal. Let me correct that - not just from Last Scandal, but from one of the best, most powerful scenes in it. I find YAB version derivative and lacking and it kinda made me grumpy. Nobody messes with my Jae Bin/Sun Hee otp not even cute crossdressing boybanders.

b. The fact that I have been recently watching IRIS and it just doesn't compare. There is a saying that women are either Bronte people or Austen people and I suppose it's the same here - you are either an IRIS person or YAB person. Because I like YAB - it's cute, sweet, enjoyable, and fun. But watched in close proximity with IRIS I just get impatient with how dim everyone is. I mean, Minam - you are not retarded - so wtf - she does all these things a ten-year-old could think their way out of (gluing her fingers together? Really? REALLY?) But not just Minam - Jeremy and even Tae Kyung - come on, use those braincells! Anyway, YAB is fine but note to self - do not watch it and IRIS together, it will wreck the former for you as they are so tonally different.

I wonder if, at 31, I am getting too old for teenage dramas because I am at such a different place in my life? I hope not - I love spazzing about them :)

2. I have decided to try to wait watching more Tamra the Island until the extended DVD is out, especially since too much viikiiing leads to eye-strain. Let's see how long I can hold out.

3. I started On Air on dramafever and I really like it - it's solid and a good way to spend the time - it's won't make me rabid or sleepless but it's steadily good. Plus, Park Yong Ha and the world of dramamaking. How could I not want this?

And we get this:



Adorableness )

4. I like JIN but the bodily fluids and the curing of said things grosses me out - I kina skip through those parts. I am so not made for medical shows.

5. I went insane and downloaded ep 9 of IRIS just so I could cap this bit from the preview.



Bit here )

Dramaworld

Nov. 8th, 2009 04:56 pm
dangermousie: (Tokyo Juliet by winterspel)


Ep 6 of Next Stop Happiness is out. I cannot wait to watch it - it's like those guilty pleasure romances I used to read when younger :)

Also, apparently subs are out for eps 5-7 of IRIS. Oh. My. GOD. Not to mention I need to watch more JIN.

Are there other twdramas or jdramas I should be watching? (My kdrama slate is full). I sm tempted by Momo Love (because I adore Jiro and Cindy) and Hi Sweetheart sounds cute, and has Rainie and Show Luo but Show's horrifying terrifying wig/haircut is enough to scare me blind:



I've also been watching They Kiss Again - the thing is I ff through parts of it (some parts I adore some parts bore me) but the dvd player I was using doesn't allow the subs to be shown on fastforward so I will try it on a different one. It's my 'happy place' drama.

Dramaworld

Nov. 8th, 2009 04:56 pm
dangermousie: (Tokyo Juliet by winterspel)


Ep 6 of Next Stop Happiness is out. I cannot wait to watch it - it's like those guilty pleasure romances I used to read when younger :)

Also, apparently subs are out for eps 5-7 of IRIS. Oh. My. GOD. Not to mention I need to watch more JIN.

Are there other twdramas or jdramas I should be watching? (My kdrama slate is full). I sm tempted by Momo Love (because I adore Jiro and Cindy) and Hi Sweetheart sounds cute, and has Rainie and Show Luo but Show's horrifying terrifying wig/haircut is enough to scare me blind:



I've also been watching They Kiss Again - the thing is I ff through parts of it (some parts I adore some parts bore me) but the dvd player I was using doesn't allow the subs to be shown on fastforward so I will try it on a different one. It's my 'happy place' drama.

Dramaworld

Nov. 8th, 2009 04:56 pm
dangermousie: (Tokyo Juliet by winterspel)


Ep 6 of Next Stop Happiness is out. I cannot wait to watch it - it's like those guilty pleasure romances I used to read when younger :)

Also, apparently subs are out for eps 5-7 of IRIS. Oh. My. GOD. Not to mention I need to watch more JIN.

Are there other twdramas or jdramas I should be watching? (My kdrama slate is full). I sm tempted by Momo Love (because I adore Jiro and Cindy) and Hi Sweetheart sounds cute, and has Rainie and Show Luo but Show's horrifying terrifying wig/haircut is enough to scare me blind:



I've also been watching They Kiss Again - the thing is I ff through parts of it (some parts I adore some parts bore me) but the dvd player I was using doesn't allow the subs to be shown on fastforward so I will try it on a different one. It's my 'happy place' drama.
dangermousie: (PMK: Yamanami/Akesato by psychodragon82)
1. I have been quietly watching Someday and am through episode 6 - it's such a lovely, understated gem. I don't care for Kim Min Joon's secondary-guy shrink a bit though - he seems very controlling - in a benign enough way but it rubs me the wrong way.

2. Ep 4 of Next Stop Happiness is out subbed. Oh my GUH. It's every teen fantasy I ever had. My rational, 31-year-old self knows that the male slut bad boy is just an immature selfish jerk and not a wounded darling who will turn into the man of your dreams under the influence of love and will be willing to protect you from anything, from beatings and an abusive stepfather to a court hearing. Not to mention do it all while looking like Vanness in a suit. But my inner 14-year-old does not care. Muchen and Guanxi are such a total utter OTP - I have no words. The way he was in court? He basically confessed his love to her in front of everyone. EEEEEEEEE. And the way he keeps her spirits up and teases her? GUUUH. But I love that Muchen is quiet but ridiculously strong - things just can't break her. Which is just as well, as the preview for ep 5 promises ridiculous amounts of soul-tearing angst (and a night of passion or two - YESSS). Seriously, this is made by my id.

3. I have watched ep 2 of JIN and it continues to be so very excellent.



I am madly in love with our protagonist (no character type gets me as much as a suffering good guy and Jin is such a heroic person - the way he works through cholera epidemic OMG - I love him for his heroic effort but even more that he hesitated worried about changing the timeline but then decided it did not matter, he had to save people) but I love every other character so much too - from the future leader of rebellion (who steals every scene he is in) to Saki (I continue to love Saki and Jin's dynamic - it's not romantic in the least but her thirst to learn and his admiration for her will are so wonderful) to everyone else.

A few gorgeous caps from ep 2 )

4. Speaking of gorgeousness and protagonists, a few more stills of Jang Hyuk's slave hunter from Chuno are out. He seems to be under the mistaken impression that, being low class, slave hunters are not allowed shirts with buttons. Poor thing.



A few more )
dangermousie: (PMK: Yamanami/Akesato by psychodragon82)
1. I have been quietly watching Someday and am through episode 6 - it's such a lovely, understated gem. I don't care for Kim Min Joon's secondary-guy shrink a bit though - he seems very controlling - in a benign enough way but it rubs me the wrong way.

2. Ep 4 of Next Stop Happiness is out subbed. Oh my GUH. It's every teen fantasy I ever had. My rational, 31-year-old self knows that the male slut bad boy is just an immature selfish jerk and not a wounded darling who will turn into the man of your dreams under the influence of love and will be willing to protect you from anything, from beatings and an abusive stepfather to a court hearing. Not to mention do it all while looking like Vanness in a suit. But my inner 14-year-old does not care. Muchen and Guanxi are such a total utter OTP - I have no words. The way he was in court? He basically confessed his love to her in front of everyone. EEEEEEEEE. And the way he keeps her spirits up and teases her? GUUUH. But I love that Muchen is quiet but ridiculously strong - things just can't break her. Which is just as well, as the preview for ep 5 promises ridiculous amounts of soul-tearing angst (and a night of passion or two - YESSS). Seriously, this is made by my id.

3. I have watched ep 2 of JIN and it continues to be so very excellent.



I am madly in love with our protagonist (no character type gets me as much as a suffering good guy and Jin is such a heroic person - the way he works through cholera epidemic OMG - I love him for his heroic effort but even more that he hesitated worried about changing the timeline but then decided it did not matter, he had to save people) but I love every other character so much too - from the future leader of rebellion (who steals every scene he is in) to Saki (I continue to love Saki and Jin's dynamic - it's not romantic in the least but her thirst to learn and his admiration for her will are so wonderful) to everyone else.

A few gorgeous caps from ep 2 )

4. Speaking of gorgeousness and protagonists, a few more stills of Jang Hyuk's slave hunter from Chuno are out. He seems to be under the mistaken impression that, being low class, slave hunters are not allowed shirts with buttons. Poor thing.



A few more )
dangermousie: (PMK: Yamanami/Akesato by psychodragon82)
1. I have been quietly watching Someday and am through episode 6 - it's such a lovely, understated gem. I don't care for Kim Min Joon's secondary-guy shrink a bit though - he seems very controlling - in a benign enough way but it rubs me the wrong way.

2. Ep 4 of Next Stop Happiness is out subbed. Oh my GUH. It's every teen fantasy I ever had. My rational, 31-year-old self knows that the male slut bad boy is just an immature selfish jerk and not a wounded darling who will turn into the man of your dreams under the influence of love and will be willing to protect you from anything, from beatings and an abusive stepfather to a court hearing. Not to mention do it all while looking like Vanness in a suit. But my inner 14-year-old does not care. Muchen and Guanxi are such a total utter OTP - I have no words. The way he was in court? He basically confessed his love to her in front of everyone. EEEEEEEEE. And the way he keeps her spirits up and teases her? GUUUH. But I love that Muchen is quiet but ridiculously strong - things just can't break her. Which is just as well, as the preview for ep 5 promises ridiculous amounts of soul-tearing angst (and a night of passion or two - YESSS). Seriously, this is made by my id.

3. I have watched ep 2 of JIN and it continues to be so very excellent.



I am madly in love with our protagonist (no character type gets me as much as a suffering good guy and Jin is such a heroic person - the way he works through cholera epidemic OMG - I love him for his heroic effort but even more that he hesitated worried about changing the timeline but then decided it did not matter, he had to save people) but I love every other character so much too - from the future leader of rebellion (who steals every scene he is in) to Saki (I continue to love Saki and Jin's dynamic - it's not romantic in the least but her thirst to learn and his admiration for her will are so wonderful) to everyone else.

A few gorgeous caps from ep 2 )

4. Speaking of gorgeousness and protagonists, a few more stills of Jang Hyuk's slave hunter from Chuno are out. He seems to be under the mistaken impression that, being low class, slave hunters are not allowed shirts with buttons. Poor thing.



A few more )
dangermousie: (Kenshin: b&w kiss by roninhonor)
If you watch only one jdrama this season, make it JIN.



You probably noticed that I don't post about jdramas often. The explanation is simple - I haven't found any recently to really kindle passion in me. There is a trend for more and more jdramas to come across as live-action anime which is all fine and good if that's your thing but as for me, I'd rather watch anime, thank you very much. My tastes in jdramas tend to slice-of-life stories starring actors at least in their mid-twenties. Most of comedy jdramas don't work for me and neither do most of those that seem written by a highschool girl's id. I am not knocking those types of dramas - they are just simply not my thing.

So it's perhaps ironic that the jdrama that brought me back into the fold is, itself, based on a manga. But JIN is clever, moving, filled with real flesh-and-blood people, and is also the most gorgeously filmed jdrama I have ever seen.



What is it about? JIN is a story of a burnt-out neurosurgeon named Minakata Jin (Osawa Takao - I have never seen him before but the man is AMAZING. I don't think he is good-looking per se but his character comes across as so alive, human, and basically decent that I don't care - I fell for him like a ton of bricks). Jin has spent the last few years tormented and withdrawn from his work as a self-punishment - his fiancee and fellow doctor Mirai (Nakatani Miki) is in a vegetative state - he was able to remove the tumor threatening her life but due to complications she has been in a coma ever since.



One day chasing a mysterious man who is trying to steal hospital supplies, Jin falls and when he wakes up he is in 1862 Edo. His life is protected by a young samurai but Jin is able to return the favor almost immediately by saving the latter's life when he is wounded. Even without most of his tools, in that primitive place, Jin's skills are like nothing that has been seen before. The samurai's sister Saki (Ayase Haruka) is both grateful and fascinated and decides to help him and let him stay in their house.



Jin is desperate to get back to his own time but he does not know how and with every life-saving procedure he performs, history seems to be knocked more and more off course - after all Jin landed in the middle of Bakumatsu, the Japanese Civil War which decided the future course of the country...Did I mention there is also a famous and highly mysterious geisha, Nokaze, who is a dead ringer for Jin's comatose fiancee.



JIN is intriguing, sumptuous, a bit funny, a bit tragic, and full of people I can love. The protagonist is so relatable and human and Saki (Ayase Haruka was the main reason I checked this out - she is my favorite jdrama actress) is a wonderful heroine. I find myself in a very position for myself - I do not want anything to develop between Jin and Saki but I want to watch their partnership with rapt attention.

More screencaps from the first episode - check out the gorgeousness for yourself )
dangermousie: (Kenshin: b&w kiss by roninhonor)
If you watch only one jdrama this season, make it JIN.



You probably noticed that I don't post about jdramas often. The explanation is simple - I haven't found any recently to really kindle passion in me. There is a trend for more and more jdramas to come across as live-action anime which is all fine and good if that's your thing but as for me, I'd rather watch anime, thank you very much. My tastes in jdramas tend to slice-of-life stories starring actors at least in their mid-twenties. Most of comedy jdramas don't work for me and neither do most of those that seem written by a highschool girl's id. I am not knocking those types of dramas - they are just simply not my thing.

So it's perhaps ironic that the jdrama that brought me back into the fold is, itself, based on a manga. But JIN is clever, moving, filled with real flesh-and-blood people, and is also the most gorgeously filmed jdrama I have ever seen.



What is it about? JIN is a story of a burnt-out neurosurgeon named Minakata Jin (Osawa Takao - I have never seen him before but the man is AMAZING. I don't think he is good-looking per se but his character comes across as so alive, human, and basically decent that I don't care - I fell for him like a ton of bricks). Jin has spent the last few years tormented and withdrawn from his work as a self-punishment - his fiancee and fellow doctor Mirai (Nakatani Miki) is in a vegetative state - he was able to remove the tumor threatening her life but due to complications she has been in a coma ever since.



One day chasing a mysterious man who is trying to steal hospital supplies, Jin falls and when he wakes up he is in 1862 Edo. His life is protected by a young samurai but Jin is able to return the favor almost immediately by saving the latter's life when he is wounded. Even without most of his tools, in that primitive place, Jin's skills are like nothing that has been seen before. The samurai's sister Saki (Ayase Haruka) is both grateful and fascinated and decides to help him and let him stay in their house.



Jin is desperate to get back to his own time but he does not know how and with every life-saving procedure he performs, history seems to be knocked more and more off course - after all Jin landed in the middle of Bakumatsu, the Japanese Civil War which decided the future course of the country...Did I mention there is also a famous and highly mysterious geisha, Nokaze, who is a dead ringer for Jin's comatose fiancee.



JIN is intriguing, sumptuous, a bit funny, a bit tragic, and full of people I can love. The protagonist is so relatable and human and Saki (Ayase Haruka was the main reason I checked this out - she is my favorite jdrama actress) is a wonderful heroine. I find myself in a very position for myself - I do not want anything to develop between Jin and Saki but I want to watch their partnership with rapt attention.

More screencaps from the first episode - check out the gorgeousness for yourself )

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