dangermousie: (Goong Shin car by syliasyliasylia)
Is anyone actually reading these? If so, I am impressed!

Umm. Loveholic? How come you just keep getting better.

It took me a little time to get adjusted to time jump but now I have and the squeeing? You would not believe.

If you don’t trust this vague description of its awesomeness, then how about this: remember the scene in Veronica Mars where Veronica is crying in the shower post Logan break-up? Not replace Veronica with a very pretty Asian boy. YEAH.

Loveholic ramblings, spoilers through ep 5. Warning: time jumps, angsty sacrifices, wet crying boys, and Kang Ta centric squeeing ahead )
dangermousie: (Goong Shin car by syliasyliasylia)
Is anyone actually reading these? If so, I am impressed!

Umm. Loveholic? How come you just keep getting better.

It took me a little time to get adjusted to time jump but now I have and the squeeing? You would not believe.

If you don’t trust this vague description of its awesomeness, then how about this: remember the scene in Veronica Mars where Veronica is crying in the shower post Logan break-up? Not replace Veronica with a very pretty Asian boy. YEAH.

Loveholic ramblings, spoilers through ep 5. Warning: time jumps, angsty sacrifices, wet crying boys, and Kang Ta centric squeeing ahead )
dangermousie: (Goong Shin car by syliasyliasylia)
Is anyone actually reading these? If so, I am impressed!

Umm. Loveholic? How come you just keep getting better.

It took me a little time to get adjusted to time jump but now I have and the squeeing? You would not believe.

If you don’t trust this vague description of its awesomeness, then how about this: remember the scene in Veronica Mars where Veronica is crying in the shower post Logan break-up? Not replace Veronica with a very pretty Asian boy. YEAH.

Loveholic ramblings, spoilers through ep 5. Warning: time jumps, angsty sacrifices, wet crying boys, and Kang Ta centric squeeing ahead )
dangermousie: (Goong otp by syliasyliasylia)
Oh GOD.

Loveholic.

LOVEHOLIC.

Oh.

My.

GOD.

This is going into my Top 5.

This has to be the fastest moving kdrama I've ever seen. It moves lightning fast. It moves faster than any jdrama I've ever seen.

And it's gorgeous and swoonily romantic and angsty, and with a complicated plot. And Kang Ta who plays Kang Wook continues to be so gorgeous I just randomly space out staring at him.

OMG! OMG! OMG!

Spoilers through ep 4 )

This is amazing. I actually want to learn how to make icons so I can make some of this. I checked drama wiki and apparently the ratings of this more than doubled between first and last eps. I can see why.

Definitely Top 5.
dangermousie: (Goong otp by syliasyliasylia)
Oh GOD.

Loveholic.

LOVEHOLIC.

Oh.

My.

GOD.

This is going into my Top 5.

This has to be the fastest moving kdrama I've ever seen. It moves lightning fast. It moves faster than any jdrama I've ever seen.

And it's gorgeous and swoonily romantic and angsty, and with a complicated plot. And Kang Ta who plays Kang Wook continues to be so gorgeous I just randomly space out staring at him.

OMG! OMG! OMG!

Spoilers through ep 4 )

This is amazing. I actually want to learn how to make icons so I can make some of this. I checked drama wiki and apparently the ratings of this more than doubled between first and last eps. I can see why.

Definitely Top 5.
dangermousie: (Goong otp by syliasyliasylia)
Oh GOD.

Loveholic.

LOVEHOLIC.

Oh.

My.

GOD.

This is going into my Top 5.

This has to be the fastest moving kdrama I've ever seen. It moves lightning fast. It moves faster than any jdrama I've ever seen.

And it's gorgeous and swoonily romantic and angsty, and with a complicated plot. And Kang Ta who plays Kang Wook continues to be so gorgeous I just randomly space out staring at him.

OMG! OMG! OMG!

Spoilers through ep 4 )

This is amazing. I actually want to learn how to make icons so I can make some of this. I checked drama wiki and apparently the ratings of this more than doubled between first and last eps. I can see why.

Definitely Top 5.
dangermousie: (Default)
I have just realized something amusing. I was wondering why Loveholic wasn't giving me an instinctive 'I need to get used to it' vibe on seeing the lead pair together (he is a high-school student who is supposed to be 18 or so and she is a teacher in her mid-20s). After all, I had that with jdrama Forbidden Love. ([livejournal.com profile] alexandral, it's not because they aren't declaiming the wrongness of societal restrictions in this one, though they don't :D). And then I looked up the actors' ages. Kang Ta, who plays the student, is only a year or so younger than me! He was 26 when he did this drama! In fact, he is only a couple of months younger than Kim Min Sun, who plays his love interest! Yay! No wonder I was finding him hot. I don't generally go for teenagers :D The thing is, the age difference for purposes of the story is believable: he does look younger than she does. But not the instinctive subconscious wtf thing which it took me a bit to overcome with Forbidden Love, where Takizawa Hideaki was 17 and Matsushima Nanako was 26, just like their characters. (And he does have to be older because of the time jumps, in Loveholic).

Music video for Loveholic )

I must admit, kdramas and twdramas are much better for my self-respect. Guys in them are at least in their mid-twenties or older and some are even *gasp* in their thirties. In jdrama, with the exception of Kimura Takuya and Takeshi Kaneshiro, this isn't the case. I can't think of anyone I like over 25, though there are a bunch of guys who are getting close.

Oh, and in semi-related news, the security in canon is wonderful.

Why?

I was over at one of the drama forums reading the Hana Yori Dango thread and someone mentioned that Inoue Mao (who plays Makino, the heroine of HYD) did an interview where she says she prefers Rui (her first love) over Domyouji (the bad boy she hooks up with). It sort of reminded me of those Kristin Bell interviews in the context of Logan/Duncan.

But you know what was wonderful?

No one went mad. Everybody was 'heh, amusing' and wondering in a laid-back way if it means she prefers Rui/Makino over Domyouji/Makino.

And then it struck me why (because sorry, dorama fandom isn't much more sane than VM fandom).

Not only is Rui someone fandom generally loves (see, RT! It's possible to write a third person in the triangle as this guy who really is awesome as opposed to just the characters thinking he is), but unlike with VM where all the shippy stuff was up in the air, everyone knows how Hanadan ends (hello, manga adaptation!). People have either come to terms or squeed with glee over the fact that Makino/Domyouji are THE otp of the drama. So they don't have this anxiety or worry or anything. Which is nice.
dangermousie: (Default)
I have just realized something amusing. I was wondering why Loveholic wasn't giving me an instinctive 'I need to get used to it' vibe on seeing the lead pair together (he is a high-school student who is supposed to be 18 or so and she is a teacher in her mid-20s). After all, I had that with jdrama Forbidden Love. ([livejournal.com profile] alexandral, it's not because they aren't declaiming the wrongness of societal restrictions in this one, though they don't :D). And then I looked up the actors' ages. Kang Ta, who plays the student, is only a year or so younger than me! He was 26 when he did this drama! In fact, he is only a couple of months younger than Kim Min Sun, who plays his love interest! Yay! No wonder I was finding him hot. I don't generally go for teenagers :D The thing is, the age difference for purposes of the story is believable: he does look younger than she does. But not the instinctive subconscious wtf thing which it took me a bit to overcome with Forbidden Love, where Takizawa Hideaki was 17 and Matsushima Nanako was 26, just like their characters. (And he does have to be older because of the time jumps, in Loveholic).

Music video for Loveholic )

I must admit, kdramas and twdramas are much better for my self-respect. Guys in them are at least in their mid-twenties or older and some are even *gasp* in their thirties. In jdrama, with the exception of Kimura Takuya and Takeshi Kaneshiro, this isn't the case. I can't think of anyone I like over 25, though there are a bunch of guys who are getting close.

Oh, and in semi-related news, the security in canon is wonderful.

Why?

I was over at one of the drama forums reading the Hana Yori Dango thread and someone mentioned that Inoue Mao (who plays Makino, the heroine of HYD) did an interview where she says she prefers Rui (her first love) over Domyouji (the bad boy she hooks up with). It sort of reminded me of those Kristin Bell interviews in the context of Logan/Duncan.

But you know what was wonderful?

No one went mad. Everybody was 'heh, amusing' and wondering in a laid-back way if it means she prefers Rui/Makino over Domyouji/Makino.

And then it struck me why (because sorry, dorama fandom isn't much more sane than VM fandom).

Not only is Rui someone fandom generally loves (see, RT! It's possible to write a third person in the triangle as this guy who really is awesome as opposed to just the characters thinking he is), but unlike with VM where all the shippy stuff was up in the air, everyone knows how Hanadan ends (hello, manga adaptation!). People have either come to terms or squeed with glee over the fact that Makino/Domyouji are THE otp of the drama. So they don't have this anxiety or worry or anything. Which is nice.
dangermousie: (Default)
I have just realized something amusing. I was wondering why Loveholic wasn't giving me an instinctive 'I need to get used to it' vibe on seeing the lead pair together (he is a high-school student who is supposed to be 18 or so and she is a teacher in her mid-20s). After all, I had that with jdrama Forbidden Love. ([livejournal.com profile] alexandral, it's not because they aren't declaiming the wrongness of societal restrictions in this one, though they don't :D). And then I looked up the actors' ages. Kang Ta, who plays the student, is only a year or so younger than me! He was 26 when he did this drama! In fact, he is only a couple of months younger than Kim Min Sun, who plays his love interest! Yay! No wonder I was finding him hot. I don't generally go for teenagers :D The thing is, the age difference for purposes of the story is believable: he does look younger than she does. But not the instinctive subconscious wtf thing which it took me a bit to overcome with Forbidden Love, where Takizawa Hideaki was 17 and Matsushima Nanako was 26, just like their characters. (And he does have to be older because of the time jumps, in Loveholic).

Music video for Loveholic )

I must admit, kdramas and twdramas are much better for my self-respect. Guys in them are at least in their mid-twenties or older and some are even *gasp* in their thirties. In jdrama, with the exception of Kimura Takuya and Takeshi Kaneshiro, this isn't the case. I can't think of anyone I like over 25, though there are a bunch of guys who are getting close.

Oh, and in semi-related news, the security in canon is wonderful.

Why?

I was over at one of the drama forums reading the Hana Yori Dango thread and someone mentioned that Inoue Mao (who plays Makino, the heroine of HYD) did an interview where she says she prefers Rui (her first love) over Domyouji (the bad boy she hooks up with). It sort of reminded me of those Kristin Bell interviews in the context of Logan/Duncan.

But you know what was wonderful?

No one went mad. Everybody was 'heh, amusing' and wondering in a laid-back way if it means she prefers Rui/Makino over Domyouji/Makino.

And then it struck me why (because sorry, dorama fandom isn't much more sane than VM fandom).

Not only is Rui someone fandom generally loves (see, RT! It's possible to write a third person in the triangle as this guy who really is awesome as opposed to just the characters thinking he is), but unlike with VM where all the shippy stuff was up in the air, everyone knows how Hanadan ends (hello, manga adaptation!). People have either come to terms or squeed with glee over the fact that Makino/Domyouji are THE otp of the drama. So they don't have this anxiety or worry or anything. Which is nice.
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui sweater)
*wonders if anyone will be insane enough to read this monster*

Two and a half episodes into Loveholic, if it continues the way it’s going, is definitely going into my Top 5 kdramas and might even *gasp* end up my favorite.

Why? I love the visuals of it: filters, distortions, freeze-frames. I love the music. It also doesn’t have two of the (IMO) greatest weaknesses of kdramas: it has a heck of a fast pace and it keeps its focus tightly on the two main characters. It doesn’t keep wandering into storylines with other people (something that made me put Green Rose aside for time being). The ‘other’ people in the love square remain strictly secondary. And likeable. I really like the girl who likes Kang Wook (Ja Kyung I think is her name). She is quiet and she nails the whole ‘liking someone when he doesn’t see you in that way’ vibe. And yet she isn’t running berserk or trying to sabotage anything. She is still rather a good friend. And I like Yool Joo’s prosecutor boyfriend. True, he has a tendency to get bossy or grumpy, but he does apologize for it unfailingly (hey, if you weren’t so bossy or grumpy in the first place, you wouldn’t have to) and they are clearly compatible and have fun together.

But I think the ultimate thing that makes me love Loveholic is that (at least so far) it’s empty of that annoying waffling will-they-won’t-they admit they like each other/go back and forth that made me give up on Chun-Hyang and frustrates me in a bunch of other dramas. In a way, this is akin to something like Meteor Garden in that he wants her and he knows he does and he will go after her, hell or high water. And it’s akin to something like Mars in that she reciprocates and early, and the gist of the tension is them fighting to keep loving each other in a world full of kdrama romantic obstacles. Committed OTP is a huge thing of mine.

This is also pretty tightly written (but I notice kdramas tend to be good in this respect). They establish all the important things early, and knowing the general gist of the plot, it’s fun to see how they sprinkle the hints: such as that he has a habitually violent reputation, or that sometimes she doesn’t remember the time immediately previous to her black-outs, or even *gasp* when she tells him he’ll forget her name as soon as he graduates and says that at the 5-year reunion he’ll be going ‘what was that name…that advisor…’ and he smiles at her and tells her that she is wrong and he won’t forget her in 5 years or 10, and does she want to make a bet about meeting then, and the Gods of kdrama foreshadowing, angst, and time-jump rub their hands in glee. (And then he says, grinning like he’s five, that she is also wrong because he’s never going to a school reunion :D).

I also think the actors have really great chemistry together. The story just gets extra intense when they are together and thankfully, they are together a lot.

Favorite things and scenes so far, two and a half eps in )
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui sweater)
*wonders if anyone will be insane enough to read this monster*

Two and a half episodes into Loveholic, if it continues the way it’s going, is definitely going into my Top 5 kdramas and might even *gasp* end up my favorite.

Why? I love the visuals of it: filters, distortions, freeze-frames. I love the music. It also doesn’t have two of the (IMO) greatest weaknesses of kdramas: it has a heck of a fast pace and it keeps its focus tightly on the two main characters. It doesn’t keep wandering into storylines with other people (something that made me put Green Rose aside for time being). The ‘other’ people in the love square remain strictly secondary. And likeable. I really like the girl who likes Kang Wook (Ja Kyung I think is her name). She is quiet and she nails the whole ‘liking someone when he doesn’t see you in that way’ vibe. And yet she isn’t running berserk or trying to sabotage anything. She is still rather a good friend. And I like Yool Joo’s prosecutor boyfriend. True, he has a tendency to get bossy or grumpy, but he does apologize for it unfailingly (hey, if you weren’t so bossy or grumpy in the first place, you wouldn’t have to) and they are clearly compatible and have fun together.

But I think the ultimate thing that makes me love Loveholic is that (at least so far) it’s empty of that annoying waffling will-they-won’t-they admit they like each other/go back and forth that made me give up on Chun-Hyang and frustrates me in a bunch of other dramas. In a way, this is akin to something like Meteor Garden in that he wants her and he knows he does and he will go after her, hell or high water. And it’s akin to something like Mars in that she reciprocates and early, and the gist of the tension is them fighting to keep loving each other in a world full of kdrama romantic obstacles. Committed OTP is a huge thing of mine.

This is also pretty tightly written (but I notice kdramas tend to be good in this respect). They establish all the important things early, and knowing the general gist of the plot, it’s fun to see how they sprinkle the hints: such as that he has a habitually violent reputation, or that sometimes she doesn’t remember the time immediately previous to her black-outs, or even *gasp* when she tells him he’ll forget her name as soon as he graduates and says that at the 5-year reunion he’ll be going ‘what was that name…that advisor…’ and he smiles at her and tells her that she is wrong and he won’t forget her in 5 years or 10, and does she want to make a bet about meeting then, and the Gods of kdrama foreshadowing, angst, and time-jump rub their hands in glee. (And then he says, grinning like he’s five, that she is also wrong because he’s never going to a school reunion :D).

I also think the actors have really great chemistry together. The story just gets extra intense when they are together and thankfully, they are together a lot.

Favorite things and scenes so far, two and a half eps in )
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui sweater)
*wonders if anyone will be insane enough to read this monster*

Two and a half episodes into Loveholic, if it continues the way it’s going, is definitely going into my Top 5 kdramas and might even *gasp* end up my favorite.

Why? I love the visuals of it: filters, distortions, freeze-frames. I love the music. It also doesn’t have two of the (IMO) greatest weaknesses of kdramas: it has a heck of a fast pace and it keeps its focus tightly on the two main characters. It doesn’t keep wandering into storylines with other people (something that made me put Green Rose aside for time being). The ‘other’ people in the love square remain strictly secondary. And likeable. I really like the girl who likes Kang Wook (Ja Kyung I think is her name). She is quiet and she nails the whole ‘liking someone when he doesn’t see you in that way’ vibe. And yet she isn’t running berserk or trying to sabotage anything. She is still rather a good friend. And I like Yool Joo’s prosecutor boyfriend. True, he has a tendency to get bossy or grumpy, but he does apologize for it unfailingly (hey, if you weren’t so bossy or grumpy in the first place, you wouldn’t have to) and they are clearly compatible and have fun together.

But I think the ultimate thing that makes me love Loveholic is that (at least so far) it’s empty of that annoying waffling will-they-won’t-they admit they like each other/go back and forth that made me give up on Chun-Hyang and frustrates me in a bunch of other dramas. In a way, this is akin to something like Meteor Garden in that he wants her and he knows he does and he will go after her, hell or high water. And it’s akin to something like Mars in that she reciprocates and early, and the gist of the tension is them fighting to keep loving each other in a world full of kdrama romantic obstacles. Committed OTP is a huge thing of mine.

This is also pretty tightly written (but I notice kdramas tend to be good in this respect). They establish all the important things early, and knowing the general gist of the plot, it’s fun to see how they sprinkle the hints: such as that he has a habitually violent reputation, or that sometimes she doesn’t remember the time immediately previous to her black-outs, or even *gasp* when she tells him he’ll forget her name as soon as he graduates and says that at the 5-year reunion he’ll be going ‘what was that name…that advisor…’ and he smiles at her and tells her that she is wrong and he won’t forget her in 5 years or 10, and does she want to make a bet about meeting then, and the Gods of kdrama foreshadowing, angst, and time-jump rub their hands in glee. (And then he says, grinning like he’s five, that she is also wrong because he’s never going to a school reunion :D).

I also think the actors have really great chemistry together. The story just gets extra intense when they are together and thankfully, they are together a lot.

Favorite things and scenes so far, two and a half eps in )
dangermousie: (HYD Domyouji blue)
Oh, Loveholic.

I haven’t fallen so much, so hard, so fast in love with a drama since (if we don’t count Hanadan as it is still airing so no binging, or Snow Queen which I loved but am still waiting for DVDs) at least Kurosagi or My Girl, whichever I watched later, and that was months ago.

I guess nothing really works for me as much as an angsty romantic Korean drama. I might enjoy occasional ‘different’ dramas (Nobuta Wo Produce about friendship, Green Rose which is, love story or no, largely about revenge, or Magicians of Love which is madcap fun) but ultimately, in order for me to truly love it, to marathon it into late hours of the night, it has to be romantic angst.

Meta on first ep )
dangermousie: (HYD Domyouji blue)
Oh, Loveholic.

I haven’t fallen so much, so hard, so fast in love with a drama since (if we don’t count Hanadan as it is still airing so no binging, or Snow Queen which I loved but am still waiting for DVDs) at least Kurosagi or My Girl, whichever I watched later, and that was months ago.

I guess nothing really works for me as much as an angsty romantic Korean drama. I might enjoy occasional ‘different’ dramas (Nobuta Wo Produce about friendship, Green Rose which is, love story or no, largely about revenge, or Magicians of Love which is madcap fun) but ultimately, in order for me to truly love it, to marathon it into late hours of the night, it has to be romantic angst.

Meta on first ep )
dangermousie: (HYD Domyouji blue)
Oh, Loveholic.

I haven’t fallen so much, so hard, so fast in love with a drama since (if we don’t count Hanadan as it is still airing so no binging, or Snow Queen which I loved but am still waiting for DVDs) at least Kurosagi or My Girl, whichever I watched later, and that was months ago.

I guess nothing really works for me as much as an angsty romantic Korean drama. I might enjoy occasional ‘different’ dramas (Nobuta Wo Produce about friendship, Green Rose which is, love story or no, largely about revenge, or Magicians of Love which is madcap fun) but ultimately, in order for me to truly love it, to marathon it into late hours of the night, it has to be romantic angst.

Meta on first ep )

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