dangermousie: (Hu Ge by kycoo)
I hate to give up on the whole country's output but all three attempts to get into Thai lakorns have been unmitigated disasters.

First came Defendant of Love which I inhaled in two days in a sheer state of disbelieving horror. The hero of that one decided to get revenge on the woman who caused his brother to kill himself, only to kidnap his target's cousin. He proceeded to torture her, rape her, and then they feel in love. I simply could not stop because I couldn't believe what I was actually seeing and kept hoping someone would jump out and yell "surprise!" The two leads were gorgeous as all get-out and had incredible chemistry, but overall this was about the sickest mainstream thing I've seen. Somewhere there is a 1970s romance novel author weeping she did not get to use this plot.

The second one was Autumn Destiny. I liked the heroine and her sweet fiance. However, the story was about heroine and creep who kidnapped her (minus the raping, thankfully) as part of some completely idiotic (seriously, I could be here all day explaining why it was stupid) revenge plan against her father. Having learned from DoL, I gave up a few eps in. This did not even have benefits of gorgeous actors with great chemistry as hero looked about 12 and chemistry was nonexistent.

My third and final try was Leave the Last Light at Horizon. Shockingly, there was no raping or kidnapping, and the set-up was one I'd eat up with a spoon - hero is an elite bodyguard who is hired to protect a princess from a fictional kingdom which just suffered a coup d'etat. They fall into forbidden love. To top it off, the leading actor was so gorgeous, it was unreal. HOWEVER, I got through about 7 episodes and nothing happened. I mean it. I've seen sitcoms which had more story. I gave up because, incredibly, whoever made this screwed up a total gimme. (Though maybe I'll go back to it one of these days just to check if the pace picked up).

So this was my three unlucky attempts. I am almost giving up on lakorns but I want to give them one last try. Any recommendations? I don't care about budget (I grew up watching Soviet TV), and I am pretty lenient about acting ability, all I require is (1) no hero on heroine rape if possible (2) something actually happens.

So, if you could rec a lakorn to me, what would it be?
dangermousie: (Hu Ge by kycoo)
I hate to give up on the whole country's output but all three attempts to get into Thai lakorns have been unmitigated disasters.

First came Defendant of Love which I inhaled in two days in a sheer state of disbelieving horror. The hero of that one decided to get revenge on the woman who caused his brother to kill himself, only to kidnap his target's cousin. He proceeded to torture her, rape her, and then they feel in love. I simply could not stop because I couldn't believe what I was actually seeing and kept hoping someone would jump out and yell "surprise!" The two leads were gorgeous as all get-out and had incredible chemistry, but overall this was about the sickest mainstream thing I've seen. Somewhere there is a 1970s romance novel author weeping she did not get to use this plot.

The second one was Autumn Destiny. I liked the heroine and her sweet fiance. However, the story was about heroine and creep who kidnapped her (minus the raping, thankfully) as part of some completely idiotic (seriously, I could be here all day explaining why it was stupid) revenge plan against her father. Having learned from DoL, I gave up a few eps in. This did not even have benefits of gorgeous actors with great chemistry as hero looked about 12 and chemistry was nonexistent.

My third and final try was Leave the Last Light at Horizon. Shockingly, there was no raping or kidnapping, and the set-up was one I'd eat up with a spoon - hero is an elite bodyguard who is hired to protect a princess from a fictional kingdom which just suffered a coup d'etat. They fall into forbidden love. To top it off, the leading actor was so gorgeous, it was unreal. HOWEVER, I got through about 7 episodes and nothing happened. I mean it. I've seen sitcoms which had more story. I gave up because, incredibly, whoever made this screwed up a total gimme. (Though maybe I'll go back to it one of these days just to check if the pace picked up).

So this was my three unlucky attempts. I am almost giving up on lakorns but I want to give them one last try. Any recommendations? I don't care about budget (I grew up watching Soviet TV), and I am pretty lenient about acting ability, all I require is (1) no hero on heroine rape if possible (2) something actually happens.

So, if you could rec a lakorn to me, what would it be?
dangermousie: (Hu Ge by kycoo)
I hate to give up on the whole country's output but all three attempts to get into Thai lakorns have been unmitigated disasters.

First came Defendant of Love which I inhaled in two days in a sheer state of disbelieving horror. The hero of that one decided to get revenge on the woman who caused his brother to kill himself, only to kidnap his target's cousin. He proceeded to torture her, rape her, and then they feel in love. I simply could not stop because I couldn't believe what I was actually seeing and kept hoping someone would jump out and yell "surprise!" The two leads were gorgeous as all get-out and had incredible chemistry, but overall this was about the sickest mainstream thing I've seen. Somewhere there is a 1970s romance novel author weeping she did not get to use this plot.

The second one was Autumn Destiny. I liked the heroine and her sweet fiance. However, the story was about heroine and creep who kidnapped her (minus the raping, thankfully) as part of some completely idiotic (seriously, I could be here all day explaining why it was stupid) revenge plan against her father. Having learned from DoL, I gave up a few eps in. This did not even have benefits of gorgeous actors with great chemistry as hero looked about 12 and chemistry was nonexistent.

My third and final try was Leave the Last Light at Horizon. Shockingly, there was no raping or kidnapping, and the set-up was one I'd eat up with a spoon - hero is an elite bodyguard who is hired to protect a princess from a fictional kingdom which just suffered a coup d'etat. They fall into forbidden love. To top it off, the leading actor was so gorgeous, it was unreal. HOWEVER, I got through about 7 episodes and nothing happened. I mean it. I've seen sitcoms which had more story. I gave up because, incredibly, whoever made this screwed up a total gimme. (Though maybe I'll go back to it one of these days just to check if the pace picked up).

So this was my three unlucky attempts. I am almost giving up on lakorns but I want to give them one last try. Any recommendations? I don't care about budget (I grew up watching Soviet TV), and I am pretty lenient about acting ability, all I require is (1) no hero on heroine rape if possible (2) something actually happens.

So, if you could rec a lakorn to me, what would it be?
dangermousie: (EoE: DC/YR by meganbmoore)


I am in the middle of ep 3 of the Thai lakorn Leave the Last Light at Horizon and it continues to be so very entertaining!

* Clearly knowing what their audience wants, the amount of shirtlessness in this drama is truly praiseworthy. I was especially fond of the completely gratuitous flashback of bodyguard's to his and his ex's sexytimes. I approve.

* The amount of make-up on the heroine is astounding. I had less make-up on my wedding day than she does when getting out of bed. But then this seems to be a lakorn norm - I remember watching Defendant of Love and the heroine was on some remote island and chained in a hut but somehow her captor seems to have allowed her an industrial-strength make-up kit.

* I am totally enjoying the OTP dynamic which consists of "OMG, he is SO annoying! Nobody has ever bossed me around before! Where is the grovelling?" and "She is making my job impossible by being so spoiled but oh, she is totally hot!"

* Heroine is kinda bratty (to be fair, she doesn't know about instability in her country) but for some reason I like her anyway. Hero makes me space out staring at him (I am supposed to believe that his ex ditched him because he didn't have enough $$$? I mean, is there someone golddigger enough for this in the world? Unless she was blind).

* As of ep 3, we had an absolutely awesome foot massage scene - she twisted her ankle and he is trying to massage feeling back into it or something. Whatever the reason I was totally swooning - it was totally foot-fetishy-sexy thing.

In conclusion have another MV, this time with some h/c.

dangermousie: (EoE: DC/YR by meganbmoore)


I am in the middle of ep 3 of the Thai lakorn Leave the Last Light at Horizon and it continues to be so very entertaining!

* Clearly knowing what their audience wants, the amount of shirtlessness in this drama is truly praiseworthy. I was especially fond of the completely gratuitous flashback of bodyguard's to his and his ex's sexytimes. I approve.

* The amount of make-up on the heroine is astounding. I had less make-up on my wedding day than she does when getting out of bed. But then this seems to be a lakorn norm - I remember watching Defendant of Love and the heroine was on some remote island and chained in a hut but somehow her captor seems to have allowed her an industrial-strength make-up kit.

* I am totally enjoying the OTP dynamic which consists of "OMG, he is SO annoying! Nobody has ever bossed me around before! Where is the grovelling?" and "She is making my job impossible by being so spoiled but oh, she is totally hot!"

* Heroine is kinda bratty (to be fair, she doesn't know about instability in her country) but for some reason I like her anyway. Hero makes me space out staring at him (I am supposed to believe that his ex ditched him because he didn't have enough $$$? I mean, is there someone golddigger enough for this in the world? Unless she was blind).

* As of ep 3, we had an absolutely awesome foot massage scene - she twisted her ankle and he is trying to massage feeling back into it or something. Whatever the reason I was totally swooning - it was totally foot-fetishy-sexy thing.

In conclusion have another MV, this time with some h/c.

dangermousie: (EoE: DC/YR by meganbmoore)


I am in the middle of ep 3 of the Thai lakorn Leave the Last Light at Horizon and it continues to be so very entertaining!

* Clearly knowing what their audience wants, the amount of shirtlessness in this drama is truly praiseworthy. I was especially fond of the completely gratuitous flashback of bodyguard's to his and his ex's sexytimes. I approve.

* The amount of make-up on the heroine is astounding. I had less make-up on my wedding day than she does when getting out of bed. But then this seems to be a lakorn norm - I remember watching Defendant of Love and the heroine was on some remote island and chained in a hut but somehow her captor seems to have allowed her an industrial-strength make-up kit.

* I am totally enjoying the OTP dynamic which consists of "OMG, he is SO annoying! Nobody has ever bossed me around before! Where is the grovelling?" and "She is making my job impossible by being so spoiled but oh, she is totally hot!"

* Heroine is kinda bratty (to be fair, she doesn't know about instability in her country) but for some reason I like her anyway. Hero makes me space out staring at him (I am supposed to believe that his ex ditched him because he didn't have enough $$$? I mean, is there someone golddigger enough for this in the world? Unless she was blind).

* As of ep 3, we had an absolutely awesome foot massage scene - she twisted her ankle and he is trying to massage feeling back into it or something. Whatever the reason I was totally swooning - it was totally foot-fetishy-sexy thing.

In conclusion have another MV, this time with some h/c.

dangermousie: (CU: study by alexandral)
It has finally happened. I have succumbed to a Thai lakorn.



Meet my new obsession, otherwise known as Leave the Last Light at the Horizon (Yark Yood Tawan Wai Tee Plai Fah).

The story takes place in a fictional kingdom neighboring Thailand - the King has decided to turn the country into a democracy but he knows many factions in his government would do anything they can to prevent that. The king, worried his only child, Princess Napatsarawadee, would become a target as well, and asks for help from one of his officers. The officer sends the Princess (who was about to come home from studying in France) to Thailand incognito and asks his friend, a professional bodyguard/former police officer, to take care of her. The story goes from there.

I am about an ep in and I am totally obsessed - I have been reading manga lately and this story has an utter manga vibe, from a fictional kingdom, to beyond-sexy and gun-obsessed hero, to heroine with big eyes and a pound of make-up. And above all, it's bodyguard/princess - that's about the biggest fictional obsession I have.

Lakorns and I have a somewhat fraught relationship - I approve of the ridiculously hot guys and I love the certain romance novel insanity the plots have but the fact that I never know when and if the hero decides raping the heroine is a good idea makes me really twitchy. But I threw away all my caution to the wind for Horizon - I am so ridiculously obsessed.

Have an official MV:



In conclusion, he can guard my body any time:



In completely unrelated news, I checked out Beautiful Love, the cell jdrama that was Micky Yoochun's acting debut (it's a mini drama with 12 10-min episodes costarring the girl who played Sunako in Wallflower). My sole interest was to see if he can act at all due to his upcoming Scandal drama (which sounds very much up my alley except my worries about his ability). I watched ep 1 and am very pleased to report that, as far as I can tell from the 10 min running time, he actually did a really good job. He is not winning the Baeksang any time soon, but he is absolutely fine - unlike some idols-turned-actors I can think of *coughHeadingtotheGroundcough* he is not a human-shaped tree but someone I can watch without trouble. Yay!!! Also, after ep 1, I am left madly wishing that BL was a proper drama, with 10 45-min eps or similar - I am sort of obsessed with the storyline (which is more kdrama than jdrama) - he is an arrogant rich boy with issues and artistic ability and she is a Japanese blogger visiting Korea - sparks fly, they fight etc etc. I am sure someone will die. It would be awesome as a proper drama, but boooooo, not to be.
dangermousie: (CU: study by alexandral)
It has finally happened. I have succumbed to a Thai lakorn.



Meet my new obsession, otherwise known as Leave the Last Light at the Horizon (Yark Yood Tawan Wai Tee Plai Fah).

The story takes place in a fictional kingdom neighboring Thailand - the King has decided to turn the country into a democracy but he knows many factions in his government would do anything they can to prevent that. The king, worried his only child, Princess Napatsarawadee, would become a target as well, and asks for help from one of his officers. The officer sends the Princess (who was about to come home from studying in France) to Thailand incognito and asks his friend, a professional bodyguard/former police officer, to take care of her. The story goes from there.

I am about an ep in and I am totally obsessed - I have been reading manga lately and this story has an utter manga vibe, from a fictional kingdom, to beyond-sexy and gun-obsessed hero, to heroine with big eyes and a pound of make-up. And above all, it's bodyguard/princess - that's about the biggest fictional obsession I have.

Lakorns and I have a somewhat fraught relationship - I approve of the ridiculously hot guys and I love the certain romance novel insanity the plots have but the fact that I never know when and if the hero decides raping the heroine is a good idea makes me really twitchy. But I threw away all my caution to the wind for Horizon - I am so ridiculously obsessed.

Have an official MV:



In conclusion, he can guard my body any time:



In completely unrelated news, I checked out Beautiful Love, the cell jdrama that was Micky Yoochun's acting debut (it's a mini drama with 12 10-min episodes costarring the girl who played Sunako in Wallflower). My sole interest was to see if he can act at all due to his upcoming Scandal drama (which sounds very much up my alley except my worries about his ability). I watched ep 1 and am very pleased to report that, as far as I can tell from the 10 min running time, he actually did a really good job. He is not winning the Baeksang any time soon, but he is absolutely fine - unlike some idols-turned-actors I can think of *coughHeadingtotheGroundcough* he is not a human-shaped tree but someone I can watch without trouble. Yay!!! Also, after ep 1, I am left madly wishing that BL was a proper drama, with 10 45-min eps or similar - I am sort of obsessed with the storyline (which is more kdrama than jdrama) - he is an arrogant rich boy with issues and artistic ability and she is a Japanese blogger visiting Korea - sparks fly, they fight etc etc. I am sure someone will die. It would be awesome as a proper drama, but boooooo, not to be.
dangermousie: (CU: study by alexandral)
It has finally happened. I have succumbed to a Thai lakorn.



Meet my new obsession, otherwise known as Leave the Last Light at the Horizon (Yark Yood Tawan Wai Tee Plai Fah).

The story takes place in a fictional kingdom neighboring Thailand - the King has decided to turn the country into a democracy but he knows many factions in his government would do anything they can to prevent that. The king, worried his only child, Princess Napatsarawadee, would become a target as well, and asks for help from one of his officers. The officer sends the Princess (who was about to come home from studying in France) to Thailand incognito and asks his friend, a professional bodyguard/former police officer, to take care of her. The story goes from there.

I am about an ep in and I am totally obsessed - I have been reading manga lately and this story has an utter manga vibe, from a fictional kingdom, to beyond-sexy and gun-obsessed hero, to heroine with big eyes and a pound of make-up. And above all, it's bodyguard/princess - that's about the biggest fictional obsession I have.

Lakorns and I have a somewhat fraught relationship - I approve of the ridiculously hot guys and I love the certain romance novel insanity the plots have but the fact that I never know when and if the hero decides raping the heroine is a good idea makes me really twitchy. But I threw away all my caution to the wind for Horizon - I am so ridiculously obsessed.

Have an official MV:



In conclusion, he can guard my body any time:



In completely unrelated news, I checked out Beautiful Love, the cell jdrama that was Micky Yoochun's acting debut (it's a mini drama with 12 10-min episodes costarring the girl who played Sunako in Wallflower). My sole interest was to see if he can act at all due to his upcoming Scandal drama (which sounds very much up my alley except my worries about his ability). I watched ep 1 and am very pleased to report that, as far as I can tell from the 10 min running time, he actually did a really good job. He is not winning the Baeksang any time soon, but he is absolutely fine - unlike some idols-turned-actors I can think of *coughHeadingtotheGroundcough* he is not a human-shaped tree but someone I can watch without trouble. Yay!!! Also, after ep 1, I am left madly wishing that BL was a proper drama, with 10 45-min eps or similar - I am sort of obsessed with the storyline (which is more kdrama than jdrama) - he is an arrogant rich boy with issues and artistic ability and she is a Japanese blogger visiting Korea - sparks fly, they fight etc etc. I am sure someone will die. It would be awesome as a proper drama, but boooooo, not to be.

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