dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Because of my recent thing for Kang Dong-Won, I developed a huge interest in watching dorama Magic, in which he starred in 2004.

Love is the most splendid ‘MAGIC’ in the world.
This is a story about a young magician who has great ambition but has nothing.
This drama shows how precious true love is.


Kang-jae (Kang Dong-Won) grew up under a jobless, gangster father. When Kang-jae accidentally meets Lee Dae-hae and his son Sun-mo, he feels more attached to Dae-hae than to his own father. Through Dae-hae and Sun-mo, Kang-jae learns the basics of magic as well as what fatherly love really means. Sun-mo, on the other hand, has a love-hate relationship with his father, who only cares about magic and nothing else. Meanwhile, Sun-mo is heartbroken by Dan-young, who falls in love with Kang-jae. Before that Dan-young was living with Sun-mo, mistakenly thinking that he is her long-lost brother before she was adopted. Yun-jin, Dan-young’s stepsister, instantly falls in love with Kang-jae and Kang-jae decides to marry her, not for love but for the sake of fulfilling his own ambitions at the price of spurning Dan-young.

The pictures also look really nice...



More Pictures )

And the best thing is? You can find the first 12 eps of Magic, English-subbed here and it's actively being uled.
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Because of my recent thing for Kang Dong-Won, I developed a huge interest in watching dorama Magic, in which he starred in 2004.

Love is the most splendid ‘MAGIC’ in the world.
This is a story about a young magician who has great ambition but has nothing.
This drama shows how precious true love is.


Kang-jae (Kang Dong-Won) grew up under a jobless, gangster father. When Kang-jae accidentally meets Lee Dae-hae and his son Sun-mo, he feels more attached to Dae-hae than to his own father. Through Dae-hae and Sun-mo, Kang-jae learns the basics of magic as well as what fatherly love really means. Sun-mo, on the other hand, has a love-hate relationship with his father, who only cares about magic and nothing else. Meanwhile, Sun-mo is heartbroken by Dan-young, who falls in love with Kang-jae. Before that Dan-young was living with Sun-mo, mistakenly thinking that he is her long-lost brother before she was adopted. Yun-jin, Dan-young’s stepsister, instantly falls in love with Kang-jae and Kang-jae decides to marry her, not for love but for the sake of fulfilling his own ambitions at the price of spurning Dan-young.

The pictures also look really nice...



More Pictures )

And the best thing is? You can find the first 12 eps of Magic, English-subbed here and it's actively being uled.
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Because of my recent thing for Kang Dong-Won, I developed a huge interest in watching dorama Magic, in which he starred in 2004.

Love is the most splendid ‘MAGIC’ in the world.
This is a story about a young magician who has great ambition but has nothing.
This drama shows how precious true love is.


Kang-jae (Kang Dong-Won) grew up under a jobless, gangster father. When Kang-jae accidentally meets Lee Dae-hae and his son Sun-mo, he feels more attached to Dae-hae than to his own father. Through Dae-hae and Sun-mo, Kang-jae learns the basics of magic as well as what fatherly love really means. Sun-mo, on the other hand, has a love-hate relationship with his father, who only cares about magic and nothing else. Meanwhile, Sun-mo is heartbroken by Dan-young, who falls in love with Kang-jae. Before that Dan-young was living with Sun-mo, mistakenly thinking that he is her long-lost brother before she was adopted. Yun-jin, Dan-young’s stepsister, instantly falls in love with Kang-jae and Kang-jae decides to marry her, not for love but for the sake of fulfilling his own ambitions at the price of spurning Dan-young.

The pictures also look really nice...



More Pictures )

And the best thing is? You can find the first 12 eps of Magic, English-subbed here and it's actively being uled.
dangermousie: (ISWAK rain by pinkfactory)
I have decided that from now on, every teenybopper Hollywood movie must be made by Koreans.

Take this plot: a new girl transfers high schools from a small town to the big capital in order to live with her mother whom she hasn’t seen for a while. She finds out that the guy she liked all through middle school has forgotten her and hooked up with a skanky girl, she discovers a friendship with her spunky half-sister, and becomes the center of a love triangle with the most popular boy in school and the charming leader from a rival school vying for her.



So far, so good, right? Typical teeny stuff.

And there you have Temptation of Wolves. Except…not quite. Being Korean, ToW is a teeny movie that also has:

1. A romantic story involving sibling incest. That is a viable romantic story that works.

2. Highly choreographed, fluid, and brutal fighting matches headed by the two love-rival guys who are actually respective gang leaders in their schools.

3. Tragic death and improbable medical procedures.

4. Motorcycles.

5. Hot guys on motorcycles.

6. Piggyback rides.

7. Rampaging elephants.

Well, maybe not the last, but that’s only because they were all out filming Jodha-Akbar.

Seriously, ToW has to be seen to be believed.

Pictures from Temptation of Wolves )
dangermousie: (ISWAK rain by pinkfactory)
I have decided that from now on, every teenybopper Hollywood movie must be made by Koreans.

Take this plot: a new girl transfers high schools from a small town to the big capital in order to live with her mother whom she hasn’t seen for a while. She finds out that the guy she liked all through middle school has forgotten her and hooked up with a skanky girl, she discovers a friendship with her spunky half-sister, and becomes the center of a love triangle with the most popular boy in school and the charming leader from a rival school vying for her.



So far, so good, right? Typical teeny stuff.

And there you have Temptation of Wolves. Except…not quite. Being Korean, ToW is a teeny movie that also has:

1. A romantic story involving sibling incest. That is a viable romantic story that works.

2. Highly choreographed, fluid, and brutal fighting matches headed by the two love-rival guys who are actually respective gang leaders in their schools.

3. Tragic death and improbable medical procedures.

4. Motorcycles.

5. Hot guys on motorcycles.

6. Piggyback rides.

7. Rampaging elephants.

Well, maybe not the last, but that’s only because they were all out filming Jodha-Akbar.

Seriously, ToW has to be seen to be believed.

Pictures from Temptation of Wolves )
dangermousie: (ISWAK rain by pinkfactory)
I have decided that from now on, every teenybopper Hollywood movie must be made by Koreans.

Take this plot: a new girl transfers high schools from a small town to the big capital in order to live with her mother whom she hasn’t seen for a while. She finds out that the guy she liked all through middle school has forgotten her and hooked up with a skanky girl, she discovers a friendship with her spunky half-sister, and becomes the center of a love triangle with the most popular boy in school and the charming leader from a rival school vying for her.



So far, so good, right? Typical teeny stuff.

And there you have Temptation of Wolves. Except…not quite. Being Korean, ToW is a teeny movie that also has:

1. A romantic story involving sibling incest. That is a viable romantic story that works.

2. Highly choreographed, fluid, and brutal fighting matches headed by the two love-rival guys who are actually respective gang leaders in their schools.

3. Tragic death and improbable medical procedures.

4. Motorcycles.

5. Hot guys on motorcycles.

6. Piggyback rides.

7. Rampaging elephants.

Well, maybe not the last, but that’s only because they were all out filming Jodha-Akbar.

Seriously, ToW has to be seen to be believed.

Pictures from Temptation of Wolves )
dangermousie: (Baby Boy: Kang Dong-Won by scottishlass)
I am watching Temptation of Wolves and oh my God.

What is wrong with me?

I am rooting for the incest!ship.

The other guy is cool and good-looking and all but the brother is played by Kang Dong-Won and is all charming and devilish and rides a motorcycle and is just sort of like a mix of Ling from Mars and Jeong-Woo from My Girl. And the heroine (who doesn't know about the brother thing) is all glowy with him.

Asian dramas, what are you bringing me to????

*tries to clean mind*
dangermousie: (Baby Boy: Kang Dong-Won by scottishlass)
I am watching Temptation of Wolves and oh my God.

What is wrong with me?

I am rooting for the incest!ship.

The other guy is cool and good-looking and all but the brother is played by Kang Dong-Won and is all charming and devilish and rides a motorcycle and is just sort of like a mix of Ling from Mars and Jeong-Woo from My Girl. And the heroine (who doesn't know about the brother thing) is all glowy with him.

Asian dramas, what are you bringing me to????

*tries to clean mind*
dangermousie: (Baby Boy: Kang Dong-Won by scottishlass)
I am watching Temptation of Wolves and oh my God.

What is wrong with me?

I am rooting for the incest!ship.

The other guy is cool and good-looking and all but the brother is played by Kang Dong-Won and is all charming and devilish and rides a motorcycle and is just sort of like a mix of Ling from Mars and Jeong-Woo from My Girl. And the heroine (who doesn't know about the brother thing) is all glowy with him.

Asian dramas, what are you bringing me to????

*tries to clean mind*
dangermousie: (Kurosagi: Tsurara by cherishcolors)
I keep trying to pick which dorama to watch next, but when I look at the ones I think would be fun, I don't feel super-enthusiastic somehow.

And then I realized that the reason why I was dissatsfied with my choices was because what I really wanted to watch is Vic Zhou being hot and angsty and awesome.

Of course, that is not super-helpful because if I start Mars I will not emerge for a week, at the end of which you'll find me crying and smiling at the same time with bags under my eyes the size of a small country. And ditto for Meteor Garden though there I am all about Jerry Yan. And most importantly, I've seen both of those repeatedly. There is also Silence but I confess I can't bear to watch the angst, knowing there won't be a happy ending.

And hence my dilemma. Heeeelp, I feel desperate enough to pull out Meteor Garden 2 even though I know it's a Bad. Idea.

But yeah, even though one of the things I love about doramas is the overabundance of gorgeous men, Vic Zhou (or Chou or whichever way you spell it) is still my favorite.

Vic Zhou pics )

Here is a scene from Love Storm that made me desperate to track it down:



Of course, looking at those pics isn't helping any as it's giving me a mad desire to watch Love Storm. I believe [livejournal.com profile] kitsune714 when she says it's lackluster, but it's Vic...with floppy hair! What can I say, I am amazingly shallow.

Pics from Love Storm )

I've decided it should be the law that every other drama out there should star either Vic Zhou, Mike He, Jerry Yan, or Joe Cheng. The other half should star Takki, Kame, Kimura Takuya or those Korean guys I've been discovering lately.

In other news, I finished The Duelist and I am obsessed. That scene where Sad Eyes throws away his scabbard because that's something that is used for defense and somewhere you put the sword into once you are done, so he doesn't expect to either defend himself or to ever put the sword back again? Wow.

That final fight between him and Namsoon is the most beautiful thing on film I've ever seen. EVER. And I loved her running into the entertainment district, looking for him, desperate because she wants him to deny he did all those killings and the way he looks at her with that amazing tenderness. Or the last meeting they have prior to the raid where he gives her the Minister's book and he is smiling and it's just...kiss already! But what do you think the ending means? Did he die? Did she? What does the very end at the marketplace mean? And how is it connected to the swordfight? Any thoughts?

I posted a whole bunch of The Duelist images here. Together with Rain, Lee Dong-Wook, and Lee Jun Ki, I now must see everything Kang Don-Won has ever been in. He is just all lithe grace in The Duelist, sort of like (if I felt like being baroque in my descriptions), a fallen angel...

I am actually quite interested in seeing Magic, a dorama he was in, but it's unsubbed. Booo. I do think I'll get my hands on the movie Temptation of Wolves which sounds awesomely angsty-shoujo. Fighting! Star-Crossed Romance! Beutiful Boys! Incestual Love Confessions! Gotta love Korean stuff!
dangermousie: (Kurosagi: Tsurara by cherishcolors)
I keep trying to pick which dorama to watch next, but when I look at the ones I think would be fun, I don't feel super-enthusiastic somehow.

And then I realized that the reason why I was dissatsfied with my choices was because what I really wanted to watch is Vic Zhou being hot and angsty and awesome.

Of course, that is not super-helpful because if I start Mars I will not emerge for a week, at the end of which you'll find me crying and smiling at the same time with bags under my eyes the size of a small country. And ditto for Meteor Garden though there I am all about Jerry Yan. And most importantly, I've seen both of those repeatedly. There is also Silence but I confess I can't bear to watch the angst, knowing there won't be a happy ending.

And hence my dilemma. Heeeelp, I feel desperate enough to pull out Meteor Garden 2 even though I know it's a Bad. Idea.

But yeah, even though one of the things I love about doramas is the overabundance of gorgeous men, Vic Zhou (or Chou or whichever way you spell it) is still my favorite.

Vic Zhou pics )

Here is a scene from Love Storm that made me desperate to track it down:



Of course, looking at those pics isn't helping any as it's giving me a mad desire to watch Love Storm. I believe [livejournal.com profile] kitsune714 when she says it's lackluster, but it's Vic...with floppy hair! What can I say, I am amazingly shallow.

Pics from Love Storm )

I've decided it should be the law that every other drama out there should star either Vic Zhou, Mike He, Jerry Yan, or Joe Cheng. The other half should star Takki, Kame, Kimura Takuya or those Korean guys I've been discovering lately.

In other news, I finished The Duelist and I am obsessed. That scene where Sad Eyes throws away his scabbard because that's something that is used for defense and somewhere you put the sword into once you are done, so he doesn't expect to either defend himself or to ever put the sword back again? Wow.

That final fight between him and Namsoon is the most beautiful thing on film I've ever seen. EVER. And I loved her running into the entertainment district, looking for him, desperate because she wants him to deny he did all those killings and the way he looks at her with that amazing tenderness. Or the last meeting they have prior to the raid where he gives her the Minister's book and he is smiling and it's just...kiss already! But what do you think the ending means? Did he die? Did she? What does the very end at the marketplace mean? And how is it connected to the swordfight? Any thoughts?

I posted a whole bunch of The Duelist images here. Together with Rain, Lee Dong-Wook, and Lee Jun Ki, I now must see everything Kang Don-Won has ever been in. He is just all lithe grace in The Duelist, sort of like (if I felt like being baroque in my descriptions), a fallen angel...

I am actually quite interested in seeing Magic, a dorama he was in, but it's unsubbed. Booo. I do think I'll get my hands on the movie Temptation of Wolves which sounds awesomely angsty-shoujo. Fighting! Star-Crossed Romance! Beutiful Boys! Incestual Love Confessions! Gotta love Korean stuff!
dangermousie: (Kurosagi: Tsurara by cherishcolors)
I keep trying to pick which dorama to watch next, but when I look at the ones I think would be fun, I don't feel super-enthusiastic somehow.

And then I realized that the reason why I was dissatsfied with my choices was because what I really wanted to watch is Vic Zhou being hot and angsty and awesome.

Of course, that is not super-helpful because if I start Mars I will not emerge for a week, at the end of which you'll find me crying and smiling at the same time with bags under my eyes the size of a small country. And ditto for Meteor Garden though there I am all about Jerry Yan. And most importantly, I've seen both of those repeatedly. There is also Silence but I confess I can't bear to watch the angst, knowing there won't be a happy ending.

And hence my dilemma. Heeeelp, I feel desperate enough to pull out Meteor Garden 2 even though I know it's a Bad. Idea.

But yeah, even though one of the things I love about doramas is the overabundance of gorgeous men, Vic Zhou (or Chou or whichever way you spell it) is still my favorite.

Vic Zhou pics )

Here is a scene from Love Storm that made me desperate to track it down:



Of course, looking at those pics isn't helping any as it's giving me a mad desire to watch Love Storm. I believe [livejournal.com profile] kitsune714 when she says it's lackluster, but it's Vic...with floppy hair! What can I say, I am amazingly shallow.

Pics from Love Storm )

I've decided it should be the law that every other drama out there should star either Vic Zhou, Mike He, Jerry Yan, or Joe Cheng. The other half should star Takki, Kame, Kimura Takuya or those Korean guys I've been discovering lately.

In other news, I finished The Duelist and I am obsessed. That scene where Sad Eyes throws away his scabbard because that's something that is used for defense and somewhere you put the sword into once you are done, so he doesn't expect to either defend himself or to ever put the sword back again? Wow.

That final fight between him and Namsoon is the most beautiful thing on film I've ever seen. EVER. And I loved her running into the entertainment district, looking for him, desperate because she wants him to deny he did all those killings and the way he looks at her with that amazing tenderness. Or the last meeting they have prior to the raid where he gives her the Minister's book and he is smiling and it's just...kiss already! But what do you think the ending means? Did he die? Did she? What does the very end at the marketplace mean? And how is it connected to the swordfight? Any thoughts?

I posted a whole bunch of The Duelist images here. Together with Rain, Lee Dong-Wook, and Lee Jun Ki, I now must see everything Kang Don-Won has ever been in. He is just all lithe grace in The Duelist, sort of like (if I felt like being baroque in my descriptions), a fallen angel...

I am actually quite interested in seeing Magic, a dorama he was in, but it's unsubbed. Booo. I do think I'll get my hands on the movie Temptation of Wolves which sounds awesomely angsty-shoujo. Fighting! Star-Crossed Romance! Beutiful Boys! Incestual Love Confessions! Gotta love Korean stuff!

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