dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
I am very interested in checking out La Dolce Vita, a currently airing kdrama starring Oh Yeon-Soo (Lady Yuhwa in Jumong) and Lee Dong-Wook (Gong-Chan in My Girl).

I am going to wait until it's all completed and subbed because I am bad with waiting and plus have tons of things to do, but it does seem fascinating.

The story revolves around an older woman (OYS) and a younger man (LDW) (there is a 10-year difference between them). Her husband is having an affair with his wife, and LDW decides to pursue OYS as some sort of nebulous revenge, but of course real feelings very quickly develop and the two desperate, messed-up individuals embark on a love story of their own.

It seems to be very good, and also dark and twisty. In fact, I am surprised by how 'grown-up' it is, being a kdrama: not only is adultery actually portrayed positively (OYS' husband is a vile vile person and LDW's wife a tramp) and the lead characters are screwed-up ambivalent individuals who are survivors of various forms of abuse, but they pull no punches in showing the poison of OYS' marriage (at one point there is marital rape, ugh).

And we also get scenes like this:





Oh, Gong-Chan, does Yu-Rin know what you've been up to in her absence? And Lady Yuhwa, we are not even going to address how the mother of a King can engage in such activities :P (I am not completely joking btw. My Girl is such a huge favorite of mine and I adore Gong-Chan so, it's hard for me to imagine him as anything or anyone else. And Lady Yuhwa is also so...Yuhwaish, to me. I know it's ridiculous).



And because I have a thing for men taking care of ladies' feet:



(caps from soompi)
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
I am very interested in checking out La Dolce Vita, a currently airing kdrama starring Oh Yeon-Soo (Lady Yuhwa in Jumong) and Lee Dong-Wook (Gong-Chan in My Girl).

I am going to wait until it's all completed and subbed because I am bad with waiting and plus have tons of things to do, but it does seem fascinating.

The story revolves around an older woman (OYS) and a younger man (LDW) (there is a 10-year difference between them). Her husband is having an affair with his wife, and LDW decides to pursue OYS as some sort of nebulous revenge, but of course real feelings very quickly develop and the two desperate, messed-up individuals embark on a love story of their own.

It seems to be very good, and also dark and twisty. In fact, I am surprised by how 'grown-up' it is, being a kdrama: not only is adultery actually portrayed positively (OYS' husband is a vile vile person and LDW's wife a tramp) and the lead characters are screwed-up ambivalent individuals who are survivors of various forms of abuse, but they pull no punches in showing the poison of OYS' marriage (at one point there is marital rape, ugh).

And we also get scenes like this:





Oh, Gong-Chan, does Yu-Rin know what you've been up to in her absence? And Lady Yuhwa, we are not even going to address how the mother of a King can engage in such activities :P (I am not completely joking btw. My Girl is such a huge favorite of mine and I adore Gong-Chan so, it's hard for me to imagine him as anything or anyone else. And Lady Yuhwa is also so...Yuhwaish, to me. I know it's ridiculous).



And because I have a thing for men taking care of ladies' feet:



(caps from soompi)
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
I am very interested in checking out La Dolce Vita, a currently airing kdrama starring Oh Yeon-Soo (Lady Yuhwa in Jumong) and Lee Dong-Wook (Gong-Chan in My Girl).

I am going to wait until it's all completed and subbed because I am bad with waiting and plus have tons of things to do, but it does seem fascinating.

The story revolves around an older woman (OYS) and a younger man (LDW) (there is a 10-year difference between them). Her husband is having an affair with his wife, and LDW decides to pursue OYS as some sort of nebulous revenge, but of course real feelings very quickly develop and the two desperate, messed-up individuals embark on a love story of their own.

It seems to be very good, and also dark and twisty. In fact, I am surprised by how 'grown-up' it is, being a kdrama: not only is adultery actually portrayed positively (OYS' husband is a vile vile person and LDW's wife a tramp) and the lead characters are screwed-up ambivalent individuals who are survivors of various forms of abuse, but they pull no punches in showing the poison of OYS' marriage (at one point there is marital rape, ugh).

And we also get scenes like this:





Oh, Gong-Chan, does Yu-Rin know what you've been up to in her absence? And Lady Yuhwa, we are not even going to address how the mother of a King can engage in such activities :P (I am not completely joking btw. My Girl is such a huge favorite of mine and I adore Gong-Chan so, it's hard for me to imagine him as anything or anyone else. And Lady Yuhwa is also so...Yuhwaish, to me. I know it's ridiculous).



And because I have a thing for men taking care of ladies' feet:



(caps from soompi)
dangermousie: (Default)
Re: ROCH. omfg, she got raped???? But she thinks it was YG and he is clueless and so she thinks he is a total bastard and leaves? And he is off searching for her (still no clue).

Lady, I know you are unworldly, but if you are in the middle of the woods, why do you assume the guy coming upon you is YG if a. you never slept together before b. he puts a blindfold on and c. has YG ever been able to keep his mouth shut?

Finished Green Rose a few days back.

It was excellent throughout and (surprisingly) didn’t drag at the end despite its 22 episodes.

Spoilery thoughts )

Also, am obsessed with Return of the Condor Heroes. If you want to check it out, I actually recommend going straight to the fourth ep and going from there, as the stuff before it is pure back story and features a kid that might drive you up the wall in annoyance (he didn’t bug me enough to really piss me off but I have huge tolerance for bratty kids, fictional or otherwise, and I still had no interest in him) and no male hotties. So getting through the first few eps is actually kinda a hard slog especially if you are like me and are unfamiliar with the (very famous in China) novel so you are going ‘huh? Who is this? What is his/her name? How are they related to him/her?’ etc.

But starting with ep 4, Hunk of Hunkiness is here (seriously, how did such an unappealing-looking kid with awful hair grow up into such a gorgeous guy with yummy hair? If that’s a side benefit of kung-fu, everyone should be mandated to study it), the pace slows down appropriately, and there is chemistry with his Teacher-OTP and angst and torture and shirtlessness…what was I saying? Sorry, I spaced out staring at him again.

All you need to know from the first three eps is that our protagonist Yang Guo was dumped by his guardian at some monk school for training but he and the monks fit together like oil and water* so he ran away and hid in a cave where the Lady of the Cave taught him incredible martial arts skills. And now he is grown up and the proper story is about to start aka they are going to fall in love (though I am not sure if she is mortal. In any event, she is five or so years older than him but she always looks the same as a side-effect of her ‘arts’) and there will be angst as it is MONDO forbidden.

*Honestly, the monks are loser jerks, but I can see why that kid would drive them up the wall. He was a total brat.

ETA: Jeeeeee-zus. The thread for ROCH at d-addicts is 85 pages. That never happens for non-Japanese series over there. Whoa.

Filming shot:



couple more filming shots )

And because Lee Dong Wook is arguably the most gorgeous kdrama guy out there:

Yummy LDW pic )
dangermousie: (Default)
Re: ROCH. omfg, she got raped???? But she thinks it was YG and he is clueless and so she thinks he is a total bastard and leaves? And he is off searching for her (still no clue).

Lady, I know you are unworldly, but if you are in the middle of the woods, why do you assume the guy coming upon you is YG if a. you never slept together before b. he puts a blindfold on and c. has YG ever been able to keep his mouth shut?

Finished Green Rose a few days back.

It was excellent throughout and (surprisingly) didn’t drag at the end despite its 22 episodes.

Spoilery thoughts )

Also, am obsessed with Return of the Condor Heroes. If you want to check it out, I actually recommend going straight to the fourth ep and going from there, as the stuff before it is pure back story and features a kid that might drive you up the wall in annoyance (he didn’t bug me enough to really piss me off but I have huge tolerance for bratty kids, fictional or otherwise, and I still had no interest in him) and no male hotties. So getting through the first few eps is actually kinda a hard slog especially if you are like me and are unfamiliar with the (very famous in China) novel so you are going ‘huh? Who is this? What is his/her name? How are they related to him/her?’ etc.

But starting with ep 4, Hunk of Hunkiness is here (seriously, how did such an unappealing-looking kid with awful hair grow up into such a gorgeous guy with yummy hair? If that’s a side benefit of kung-fu, everyone should be mandated to study it), the pace slows down appropriately, and there is chemistry with his Teacher-OTP and angst and torture and shirtlessness…what was I saying? Sorry, I spaced out staring at him again.

All you need to know from the first three eps is that our protagonist Yang Guo was dumped by his guardian at some monk school for training but he and the monks fit together like oil and water* so he ran away and hid in a cave where the Lady of the Cave taught him incredible martial arts skills. And now he is grown up and the proper story is about to start aka they are going to fall in love (though I am not sure if she is mortal. In any event, she is five or so years older than him but she always looks the same as a side-effect of her ‘arts’) and there will be angst as it is MONDO forbidden.

*Honestly, the monks are loser jerks, but I can see why that kid would drive them up the wall. He was a total brat.

ETA: Jeeeeee-zus. The thread for ROCH at d-addicts is 85 pages. That never happens for non-Japanese series over there. Whoa.

Filming shot:



couple more filming shots )

And because Lee Dong Wook is arguably the most gorgeous kdrama guy out there:

Yummy LDW pic )
dangermousie: (Default)
Re: ROCH. omfg, she got raped???? But she thinks it was YG and he is clueless and so she thinks he is a total bastard and leaves? And he is off searching for her (still no clue).

Lady, I know you are unworldly, but if you are in the middle of the woods, why do you assume the guy coming upon you is YG if a. you never slept together before b. he puts a blindfold on and c. has YG ever been able to keep his mouth shut?

Finished Green Rose a few days back.

It was excellent throughout and (surprisingly) didn’t drag at the end despite its 22 episodes.

Spoilery thoughts )

Also, am obsessed with Return of the Condor Heroes. If you want to check it out, I actually recommend going straight to the fourth ep and going from there, as the stuff before it is pure back story and features a kid that might drive you up the wall in annoyance (he didn’t bug me enough to really piss me off but I have huge tolerance for bratty kids, fictional or otherwise, and I still had no interest in him) and no male hotties. So getting through the first few eps is actually kinda a hard slog especially if you are like me and are unfamiliar with the (very famous in China) novel so you are going ‘huh? Who is this? What is his/her name? How are they related to him/her?’ etc.

But starting with ep 4, Hunk of Hunkiness is here (seriously, how did such an unappealing-looking kid with awful hair grow up into such a gorgeous guy with yummy hair? If that’s a side benefit of kung-fu, everyone should be mandated to study it), the pace slows down appropriately, and there is chemistry with his Teacher-OTP and angst and torture and shirtlessness…what was I saying? Sorry, I spaced out staring at him again.

All you need to know from the first three eps is that our protagonist Yang Guo was dumped by his guardian at some monk school for training but he and the monks fit together like oil and water* so he ran away and hid in a cave where the Lady of the Cave taught him incredible martial arts skills. And now he is grown up and the proper story is about to start aka they are going to fall in love (though I am not sure if she is mortal. In any event, she is five or so years older than him but she always looks the same as a side-effect of her ‘arts’) and there will be angst as it is MONDO forbidden.

*Honestly, the monks are loser jerks, but I can see why that kid would drive them up the wall. He was a total brat.

ETA: Jeeeeee-zus. The thread for ROCH at d-addicts is 85 pages. That never happens for non-Japanese series over there. Whoa.

Filming shot:



couple more filming shots )

And because Lee Dong Wook is arguably the most gorgeous kdrama guy out there:

Yummy LDW pic )
dangermousie: (Silence rainy hug by scottishlass)
I was going to do a long, coherent post but the post got sidetracked and hijacked by Lee Dong Wook picspam.

Seriously.

The man is bloody gorgeous. Here he is, at some recent event or other.

Ahhhh, Gong-Chan (his chaacter in My Girl) how come you are even hotter in RL!

Be careful, you might faint. Suits, smiles, and hotness )
dangermousie: (Silence rainy hug by scottishlass)
I was going to do a long, coherent post but the post got sidetracked and hijacked by Lee Dong Wook picspam.

Seriously.

The man is bloody gorgeous. Here he is, at some recent event or other.

Ahhhh, Gong-Chan (his chaacter in My Girl) how come you are even hotter in RL!

Be careful, you might faint. Suits, smiles, and hotness )
dangermousie: (Silence rainy hug by scottishlass)
I was going to do a long, coherent post but the post got sidetracked and hijacked by Lee Dong Wook picspam.

Seriously.

The man is bloody gorgeous. Here he is, at some recent event or other.

Ahhhh, Gong-Chan (his chaacter in My Girl) how come you are even hotter in RL!

Be careful, you might faint. Suits, smiles, and hotness )
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
Hallyu has well and truly struck.

I am going to be posting a nice long exhaustive list of all the Korean dramas I plan to watch/obtain/obsess over in the coming month(s),

But for now, my newest object of obsession:

Bride from Hanoi (also known as Hanoi Bride), this is a mini-drama, only 2 episodes long (so think of it as a movie, I guess), which I stumbled across because My Girl gave me a slightly unhealthy fascination with Lee Dong-Wook.



Anyhoo, even if it was acted out by gorillas, I couldn't have refused it after a synopsis like this: Eun Woo (Lee Dong Wook), a Korean doctor, meets and falls in love with Tib, a half-Korean, half-Vietnamese woman (played by Kim Ok Bin) whilst in Vietnam. However, Tib's sister is opposed to the match, as she was hurt by a Korean man in the past, and so persuades her Tib to break off the relationship. Eun Woo returns to Korea broken hearted, only for his older brother Sok Woo (Lee Won Jong) to head off to Vietnam in search of a bride himself. But when he returns with a young woman on his arm, Eun Woo is horrified to discover that it is Tib! Oooooooh. Shall we have crying confessions in the rain? One can only hope so.

Sort of 'Miss Saigon'ish only with hotter men and angst and hopefully HEA.

You can dl it at various places, or Yesasia is selling it with English subs for $27.99.

Some pictures:

Photos from Hanoi Bride )
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
Hallyu has well and truly struck.

I am going to be posting a nice long exhaustive list of all the Korean dramas I plan to watch/obtain/obsess over in the coming month(s),

But for now, my newest object of obsession:

Bride from Hanoi (also known as Hanoi Bride), this is a mini-drama, only 2 episodes long (so think of it as a movie, I guess), which I stumbled across because My Girl gave me a slightly unhealthy fascination with Lee Dong-Wook.



Anyhoo, even if it was acted out by gorillas, I couldn't have refused it after a synopsis like this: Eun Woo (Lee Dong Wook), a Korean doctor, meets and falls in love with Tib, a half-Korean, half-Vietnamese woman (played by Kim Ok Bin) whilst in Vietnam. However, Tib's sister is opposed to the match, as she was hurt by a Korean man in the past, and so persuades her Tib to break off the relationship. Eun Woo returns to Korea broken hearted, only for his older brother Sok Woo (Lee Won Jong) to head off to Vietnam in search of a bride himself. But when he returns with a young woman on his arm, Eun Woo is horrified to discover that it is Tib! Oooooooh. Shall we have crying confessions in the rain? One can only hope so.

Sort of 'Miss Saigon'ish only with hotter men and angst and hopefully HEA.

You can dl it at various places, or Yesasia is selling it with English subs for $27.99.

Some pictures:

Photos from Hanoi Bride )
dangermousie: (Anime: Ouran by sinfulintention)
Hallyu has well and truly struck.

I am going to be posting a nice long exhaustive list of all the Korean dramas I plan to watch/obtain/obsess over in the coming month(s),

But for now, my newest object of obsession:

Bride from Hanoi (also known as Hanoi Bride), this is a mini-drama, only 2 episodes long (so think of it as a movie, I guess), which I stumbled across because My Girl gave me a slightly unhealthy fascination with Lee Dong-Wook.



Anyhoo, even if it was acted out by gorillas, I couldn't have refused it after a synopsis like this: Eun Woo (Lee Dong Wook), a Korean doctor, meets and falls in love with Tib, a half-Korean, half-Vietnamese woman (played by Kim Ok Bin) whilst in Vietnam. However, Tib's sister is opposed to the match, as she was hurt by a Korean man in the past, and so persuades her Tib to break off the relationship. Eun Woo returns to Korea broken hearted, only for his older brother Sok Woo (Lee Won Jong) to head off to Vietnam in search of a bride himself. But when he returns with a young woman on his arm, Eun Woo is horrified to discover that it is Tib! Oooooooh. Shall we have crying confessions in the rain? One can only hope so.

Sort of 'Miss Saigon'ish only with hotter men and angst and hopefully HEA.

You can dl it at various places, or Yesasia is selling it with English subs for $27.99.

Some pictures:

Photos from Hanoi Bride )

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