dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
The latest news about Joo Won's spy drama is that Choi Kang Hee is considering being his leading lady.

?!?!?!

OK, the age difference between the two is 10 years (CKH was born in 1977 and Joo Won in 1987). That, in and of itself is not a deal-breaker for me - I have enjoyed the pairing in King 2 Hearts with the same age difference and am currently obsessed about Faith, where the age difference is also roughly the same.

Still, my reaction is a horrified no!!!!

1. I am OK with a younger man/older woman love story if it's presented as such (Majo no Jouken is one of my favorite dramas). Alternatively, if somehow the actors can convince me they look the same age despite the age difference, I am on board (the leads of K2H had a decade between them but they looked the same age). BUT! There is no way on God's green earth Choi Kang Hee (who looks old for her age) and Joo Won (who looks his age - he is no Lee Min Ho who can pull off playing older in Faith or elsewhere) look like they are the same age yet, according to the story, they are supposed to be. They met in college! What, she was his professor?

2. Choi Kang Hee looks older than her age. I don't find her either good-looking or sexy. Sge looks ahjumma-frumpy. She actually looked too old for Ji Sung, in Protect the Boss, and Ji Sung is her age. I can think of a million gorgeous 30+ actresses - Kim Tae Hee, Kim Ha Neul, Kim Sun Ah, Kim Hee Sun (all the beautiful women have the last name Kim? :)) Choi Kang Hee is not on the list. Buying her as a sexy, femme fatale spy gorgeous enough to snag someone a decade younger (or, I suppose playing someone way younger than her years) - I cannot buy it.

I think she'd be wrong for the role even if they cast a 3-+ actor, tbh. The thought of her opposite Joo Won, however, elevates this to the level of madlibs.
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
The latest news about Joo Won's spy drama is that Choi Kang Hee is considering being his leading lady.

?!?!?!

OK, the age difference between the two is 10 years (CKH was born in 1977 and Joo Won in 1987). That, in and of itself is not a deal-breaker for me - I have enjoyed the pairing in King 2 Hearts with the same age difference and am currently obsessed about Faith, where the age difference is also roughly the same.

Still, my reaction is a horrified no!!!!

1. I am OK with a younger man/older woman love story if it's presented as such (Majo no Jouken is one of my favorite dramas). Alternatively, if somehow the actors can convince me they look the same age despite the age difference, I am on board (the leads of K2H had a decade between them but they looked the same age). BUT! There is no way on God's green earth Choi Kang Hee (who looks old for her age) and Joo Won (who looks his age - he is no Lee Min Ho who can pull off playing older in Faith or elsewhere) look like they are the same age yet, according to the story, they are supposed to be. They met in college! What, she was his professor?

2. Choi Kang Hee looks older than her age. I don't find her either good-looking or sexy. Sge looks ahjumma-frumpy. She actually looked too old for Ji Sung, in Protect the Boss, and Ji Sung is her age. I can think of a million gorgeous 30+ actresses - Kim Tae Hee, Kim Ha Neul, Kim Sun Ah, Kim Hee Sun (all the beautiful women have the last name Kim? :)) Choi Kang Hee is not on the list. Buying her as a sexy, femme fatale spy gorgeous enough to snag someone a decade younger (or, I suppose playing someone way younger than her years) - I cannot buy it.

I think she'd be wrong for the role even if they cast a 3-+ actor, tbh. The thought of her opposite Joo Won, however, elevates this to the level of madlibs.
dangermousie: (Coffee Prince kiss by alexandral)
1. One of the best things about Yoochun being cast in a drama is that his fangirls are a supremely dedicated bunch and thus you can be sure of a ton of MVs and other things. I mean, someone made a speculative trailer of I Miss You already, splicing Yoochun and Yoon Eun Hye's other dramas:

http://youtu.be/aPoVhOdQ4mY

It's utterly gorgeous. Mmmmm, I am super-excited for this drama - I love the leads and the writer to bits.

2. Speaking of fanworks, I am so lucky with Faith. The ratings for my obsession are mediocre, but the (English-language) fandom seems to have glommed on to it in a huge way. The soompi thread has over 600 pages (!!!!), we have a number of bloggers talking about it, and some very talented people are producing fanfics and vids. Compare it with May Queen, which has almost twice the ratings, yet the blogosphere is pretty dead about. This is all a long intro to a comment that I went hunting for MVs and found some gorgeous ones:



3. Apparently, Kim Bum has been confirmed for That Winter the Wind Blows. Noh Hee Kyung must have really liked him in her previous drama, Padam Padam (he WAS excellent). I've seen some fangirls upset that, once again, it's not the lead, but I really respect his choices - he keeps picking projects by a good writer which entail bouncing off some real heavyweights (in PP, it was Jung Woo Sung and here it will be Jo In Sung). I actually think these are great choices for him.

4. Last but not least, I keep wondering who will be the leading lady in Joo Won's upcoming drama. A lot of the likely candidates are busy. I think it would fun if it was Park Min Young - if I still like her after the horror that was Dr Jin, then clearly she can do no wrong in my eyes.

5. I am currently only following 4 airing kdramas - Five Fingers, Nice Guy, Faith, and Arang and the Magistrate. This is so much easier on my schedule (I dropped The Horse Healer and Oohlala Spouses, at the very least postponed The Great Seer, and I can't say I am watching Glass Mask in any consistent fashion).
dangermousie: (Coffee Prince kiss by alexandral)
1. One of the best things about Yoochun being cast in a drama is that his fangirls are a supremely dedicated bunch and thus you can be sure of a ton of MVs and other things. I mean, someone made a speculative trailer of I Miss You already, splicing Yoochun and Yoon Eun Hye's other dramas:

http://youtu.be/aPoVhOdQ4mY

It's utterly gorgeous. Mmmmm, I am super-excited for this drama - I love the leads and the writer to bits.

2. Speaking of fanworks, I am so lucky with Faith. The ratings for my obsession are mediocre, but the (English-language) fandom seems to have glommed on to it in a huge way. The soompi thread has over 600 pages (!!!!), we have a number of bloggers talking about it, and some very talented people are producing fanfics and vids. Compare it with May Queen, which has almost twice the ratings, yet the blogosphere is pretty dead about. This is all a long intro to a comment that I went hunting for MVs and found some gorgeous ones:



3. Apparently, Kim Bum has been confirmed for That Winter the Wind Blows. Noh Hee Kyung must have really liked him in her previous drama, Padam Padam (he WAS excellent). I've seen some fangirls upset that, once again, it's not the lead, but I really respect his choices - he keeps picking projects by a good writer which entail bouncing off some real heavyweights (in PP, it was Jung Woo Sung and here it will be Jo In Sung). I actually think these are great choices for him.

4. Last but not least, I keep wondering who will be the leading lady in Joo Won's upcoming drama. A lot of the likely candidates are busy. I think it would fun if it was Park Min Young - if I still like her after the horror that was Dr Jin, then clearly she can do no wrong in my eyes.

5. I am currently only following 4 airing kdramas - Five Fingers, Nice Guy, Faith, and Arang and the Magistrate. This is so much easier on my schedule (I dropped The Horse Healer and Oohlala Spouses, at the very least postponed The Great Seer, and I can't say I am watching Glass Mask in any consistent fashion).
dangermousie: (Coffee Prince kiss by alexandral)
1. One of the best things about Yoochun being cast in a drama is that his fangirls are a supremely dedicated bunch and thus you can be sure of a ton of MVs and other things. I mean, someone made a speculative trailer of I Miss You already, splicing Yoochun and Yoon Eun Hye's other dramas:

http://youtu.be/aPoVhOdQ4mY

It's utterly gorgeous. Mmmmm, I am super-excited for this drama - I love the leads and the writer to bits.

2. Speaking of fanworks, I am so lucky with Faith. The ratings for my obsession are mediocre, but the (English-language) fandom seems to have glommed on to it in a huge way. The soompi thread has over 600 pages (!!!!), we have a number of bloggers talking about it, and some very talented people are producing fanfics and vids. Compare it with May Queen, which has almost twice the ratings, yet the blogosphere is pretty dead about. This is all a long intro to a comment that I went hunting for MVs and found some gorgeous ones:



3. Apparently, Kim Bum has been confirmed for That Winter the Wind Blows. Noh Hee Kyung must have really liked him in her previous drama, Padam Padam (he WAS excellent). I've seen some fangirls upset that, once again, it's not the lead, but I really respect his choices - he keeps picking projects by a good writer which entail bouncing off some real heavyweights (in PP, it was Jung Woo Sung and here it will be Jo In Sung). I actually think these are great choices for him.

4. Last but not least, I keep wondering who will be the leading lady in Joo Won's upcoming drama. A lot of the likely candidates are busy. I think it would fun if it was Park Min Young - if I still like her after the horror that was Dr Jin, then clearly she can do no wrong in my eyes.

5. I am currently only following 4 airing kdramas - Five Fingers, Nice Guy, Faith, and Arang and the Magistrate. This is so much easier on my schedule (I dropped The Horse Healer and Oohlala Spouses, at the very least postponed The Great Seer, and I can't say I am watching Glass Mask in any consistent fashion).
dangermousie: (Default)


This is going to be relatively quick because I am travelling but I couldn't not cap. Especially since these eps were pretty much hurt/comfort central times a million.

Caps and a few comments here )

Btw, is anyone reading/looking at these? I am asking because if not, I won't really cap and post such giant cap dumps (though nothing will shut me up about BM utterly :P) because then there isn't much point :P
dangermousie: (Default)


This is going to be relatively quick because I am travelling but I couldn't not cap. Especially since these eps were pretty much hurt/comfort central times a million.

Caps and a few comments here )

Btw, is anyone reading/looking at these? I am asking because if not, I won't really cap and post such giant cap dumps (though nothing will shut me up about BM utterly :P) because then there isn't much point :P
dangermousie: (Default)


This is going to be relatively quick because I am travelling but I couldn't not cap. Especially since these eps were pretty much hurt/comfort central times a million.

Caps and a few comments here )

Btw, is anyone reading/looking at these? I am asking because if not, I won't really cap and post such giant cap dumps (though nothing will shut me up about BM utterly :P) because then there isn't much point :P
dangermousie: (Default)
Am travelling so only have time for the first half of ep 25. Pins and needles, here...

Caps and some thoughts )
dangermousie: (Default)
Am travelling so only have time for the first half of ep 25. Pins and needles, here...

Caps and some thoughts )
dangermousie: (Default)
Am travelling so only have time for the first half of ep 25. Pins and needles, here...

Caps and some thoughts )
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)


Such an amazing episode, ratcheting the tension even higher...

Thoughts and caps )
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)


Such an amazing episode, ratcheting the tension even higher...

Thoughts and caps )
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)


Such an amazing episode, ratcheting the tension even higher...

Thoughts and caps )
dangermousie: (Gisaeng)
Bridal Mask ep 23 was amazing. Not that this is news.

Thoughts and caps )

I've also watched Arang and the Magistrate ep 3 and it's official - I am in a tiny perverse minority who is not smitten by this drama. Don't get me wrong - it's gorgeously filmed and it's interesting enough, but I lack any emotional connection or involvement in it at all. My care for this people is nil. I keep reading that people were so moved by Arang's arc in ep 3 and I felt nothing. Nothing at all. I also keep spacing out during the celestia;. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy it quite a lot - I just don't really love it, the way I thought I would. Hopefully it will change though.

Gorgeous Arang caps )
dangermousie: (Gisaeng)
Bridal Mask ep 23 was amazing. Not that this is news.

Thoughts and caps )

I've also watched Arang and the Magistrate ep 3 and it's official - I am in a tiny perverse minority who is not smitten by this drama. Don't get me wrong - it's gorgeously filmed and it's interesting enough, but I lack any emotional connection or involvement in it at all. My care for this people is nil. I keep reading that people were so moved by Arang's arc in ep 3 and I felt nothing. Nothing at all. I also keep spacing out during the celestia;. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy it quite a lot - I just don't really love it, the way I thought I would. Hopefully it will change though.

Gorgeous Arang caps )
dangermousie: (Gisaeng)
Bridal Mask ep 23 was amazing. Not that this is news.

Thoughts and caps )

I've also watched Arang and the Magistrate ep 3 and it's official - I am in a tiny perverse minority who is not smitten by this drama. Don't get me wrong - it's gorgeously filmed and it's interesting enough, but I lack any emotional connection or involvement in it at all. My care for this people is nil. I keep reading that people were so moved by Arang's arc in ep 3 and I felt nothing. Nothing at all. I also keep spacing out during the celestia;. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy it quite a lot - I just don't really love it, the way I thought I would. Hopefully it will change though.

Gorgeous Arang caps )
dangermousie: (Baker King)


BM ep 23 isn't fully subbed yet so I hadn't gotten so far, but the first 20 minutes or so, were excellent.

Thoughts, and a cap sequence for one particular scene )

Off to wait for more subs!
dangermousie: (Baker King)


BM ep 23 isn't fully subbed yet so I hadn't gotten so far, but the first 20 minutes or so, were excellent.

Thoughts, and a cap sequence for one particular scene )

Off to wait for more subs!
dangermousie: (Baker King)


BM ep 23 isn't fully subbed yet so I hadn't gotten so far, but the first 20 minutes or so, were excellent.

Thoughts, and a cap sequence for one particular scene )

Off to wait for more subs!

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