dangermousie: (Kenshin: Aoshi by gravitykills)
Blergh, I think I got a mild case of food-poisoning. Fun fun fun.

But you know what makes everything better? Sexy shirtless sword-wielding grimy men. Especially when some of these men happen to be Lee Seo Jin and Cha In Pyo. In short, Gyebaek teaser has just dropped:



Is it two weeks from now yet?

BECAUSE I WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANT!

Since this is going to take over Miss Ripley's slot, we are going to have two sageuks (Gyebaek v. Warrior BDS) go head-to-head. And while WBDS has a couple weeks' head-start and stars very popular with Noonas Yoo Seung Ho, I am predicting Gyebaek is going to wipe the floor with it ratings-wise. It looks a lot tougher (these guys really look like they could end you), more traditional, and when is the last time a Lee Seo Jin drama was not a hit? My money is on Gyebaek, though hopefully both will do well as I really do enjoy WBDS a lot.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: Aoshi by gravitykills)
Blergh, I think I got a mild case of food-poisoning. Fun fun fun.

But you know what makes everything better? Sexy shirtless sword-wielding grimy men. Especially when some of these men happen to be Lee Seo Jin and Cha In Pyo. In short, Gyebaek teaser has just dropped:



Is it two weeks from now yet?

BECAUSE I WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANT!

Since this is going to take over Miss Ripley's slot, we are going to have two sageuks (Gyebaek v. Warrior BDS) go head-to-head. And while WBDS has a couple weeks' head-start and stars very popular with Noonas Yoo Seung Ho, I am predicting Gyebaek is going to wipe the floor with it ratings-wise. It looks a lot tougher (these guys really look like they could end you), more traditional, and when is the last time a Lee Seo Jin drama was not a hit? My money is on Gyebaek, though hopefully both will do well as I really do enjoy WBDS a lot.
dangermousie: (Kenshin: Aoshi by gravitykills)
Blergh, I think I got a mild case of food-poisoning. Fun fun fun.

But you know what makes everything better? Sexy shirtless sword-wielding grimy men. Especially when some of these men happen to be Lee Seo Jin and Cha In Pyo. In short, Gyebaek teaser has just dropped:



Is it two weeks from now yet?

BECAUSE I WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANT!

Since this is going to take over Miss Ripley's slot, we are going to have two sageuks (Gyebaek v. Warrior BDS) go head-to-head. And while WBDS has a couple weeks' head-start and stars very popular with Noonas Yoo Seung Ho, I am predicting Gyebaek is going to wipe the floor with it ratings-wise. It looks a lot tougher (these guys really look like they could end you), more traditional, and when is the last time a Lee Seo Jin drama was not a hit? My money is on Gyebaek, though hopefully both will do well as I really do enjoy WBDS a lot.
dangermousie: (Default)
Sweet Scandal, the drama that seemingly replaced Poseidon on SBS schedule, has as its rumored cast Lee Seo Jin, Park Shi Hoo and Yoon Eun Hye.

Permit me a brief moment to hyperventilate.

I have adored YEH since Goong, which was one of my earliest dramas, her warm vibe, sheer likeability and impeccable comic timing makes even a badly-made drama like My Fair Lady much more bearable than it otherwise would have been and when she has worthwhile material - oh boy!

Park Shi Hoo is notorious for stealing the show from underneath the leading men (when he's playing second lead) and his reputation is well-deserved but if there is a leading man who can hold his own against someone as magnetic as PSH, it is Lee Seo Jin who, in addition to being one of the most effortlessly masculine kdrama guys out there, is IMO one of the best kdrama actors - fierce and magnetic. I've loved him in every single thing I've seen him in, period or contemporary. Plus, he always has wicked chemistry with his leading ladies.

The writer is giving me a bit of a pause - he or she wrote the atrocious Heading to the Ground. But I am going to hold out hope he/she has improved since then or HTTG was a fluke.

Even with a flawed writer, this is still miles more interesting to me than Poseidon which deals with a topic that bores me to death (coast guard - blah) and has a cast which leaves me cold (KKW holds no interest for me. Eric had one great performance in QSS but a series of mediocre performances otherwise, and anything that keeps Yunho and his attempts at "acting" off my screen is a good thing).

So hooray!

Now, give me What's Up!
dangermousie: (Default)
Sweet Scandal, the drama that seemingly replaced Poseidon on SBS schedule, has as its rumored cast Lee Seo Jin, Park Shi Hoo and Yoon Eun Hye.

Permit me a brief moment to hyperventilate.

I have adored YEH since Goong, which was one of my earliest dramas, her warm vibe, sheer likeability and impeccable comic timing makes even a badly-made drama like My Fair Lady much more bearable than it otherwise would have been and when she has worthwhile material - oh boy!

Park Shi Hoo is notorious for stealing the show from underneath the leading men (when he's playing second lead) and his reputation is well-deserved but if there is a leading man who can hold his own against someone as magnetic as PSH, it is Lee Seo Jin who, in addition to being one of the most effortlessly masculine kdrama guys out there, is IMO one of the best kdrama actors - fierce and magnetic. I've loved him in every single thing I've seen him in, period or contemporary. Plus, he always has wicked chemistry with his leading ladies.

The writer is giving me a bit of a pause - he or she wrote the atrocious Heading to the Ground. But I am going to hold out hope he/she has improved since then or HTTG was a fluke.

Even with a flawed writer, this is still miles more interesting to me than Poseidon which deals with a topic that bores me to death (coast guard - blah) and has a cast which leaves me cold (KKW holds no interest for me. Eric had one great performance in QSS but a series of mediocre performances otherwise, and anything that keeps Yunho and his attempts at "acting" off my screen is a good thing).

So hooray!

Now, give me What's Up!
dangermousie: (Default)
Sweet Scandal, the drama that seemingly replaced Poseidon on SBS schedule, has as its rumored cast Lee Seo Jin, Park Shi Hoo and Yoon Eun Hye.

Permit me a brief moment to hyperventilate.

I have adored YEH since Goong, which was one of my earliest dramas, her warm vibe, sheer likeability and impeccable comic timing makes even a badly-made drama like My Fair Lady much more bearable than it otherwise would have been and when she has worthwhile material - oh boy!

Park Shi Hoo is notorious for stealing the show from underneath the leading men (when he's playing second lead) and his reputation is well-deserved but if there is a leading man who can hold his own against someone as magnetic as PSH, it is Lee Seo Jin who, in addition to being one of the most effortlessly masculine kdrama guys out there, is IMO one of the best kdrama actors - fierce and magnetic. I've loved him in every single thing I've seen him in, period or contemporary. Plus, he always has wicked chemistry with his leading ladies.

The writer is giving me a bit of a pause - he or she wrote the atrocious Heading to the Ground. But I am going to hold out hope he/she has improved since then or HTTG was a fluke.

Even with a flawed writer, this is still miles more interesting to me than Poseidon which deals with a topic that bores me to death (coast guard - blah) and has a cast which leaves me cold (KKW holds no interest for me. Eric had one great performance in QSS but a series of mediocre performances otherwise, and anything that keeps Yunho and his attempts at "acting" off my screen is a good thing).

So hooray!

Now, give me What's Up!
dangermousie: (Damo OTP by miss-dian)
If you ever wonder why I like some dramas and not others, or whether a particular one will appeal to me or slide straight off my radar, I think my preferences, tastes, and reactions can be summed up by this:



Full size )

I was convinced to watch Lovers (it since became one of my favorites, years ago) solely by this picture. It basically sums up, in a nutshell, everything I watch dramas for.
dangermousie: (Damo OTP by miss-dian)
If you ever wonder why I like some dramas and not others, or whether a particular one will appeal to me or slide straight off my radar, I think my preferences, tastes, and reactions can be summed up by this:



Full size )

I was convinced to watch Lovers (it since became one of my favorites, years ago) solely by this picture. It basically sums up, in a nutshell, everything I watch dramas for.
dangermousie: (Damo OTP by miss-dian)
If you ever wonder why I like some dramas and not others, or whether a particular one will appeal to me or slide straight off my radar, I think my preferences, tastes, and reactions can be summed up by this:



Full size )

I was convinced to watch Lovers (it since became one of my favorites, years ago) solely by this picture. It basically sums up, in a nutshell, everything I watch dramas for.
dangermousie: (Damo OTP by miss-dian)
There was KISSING at the end of ep 11 of Lobbyist. Caps of that and many other moments of awesomeness coming. There might have also been high-pitched squealing in the house at that, too.

But this post is not about that.

This post is about Damo.



DAMODAMODAMODAMODAMO.

I started showing it to [livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl and, once again, its awesomeness hit me like a ton of brick: the prettiness, the emotional intensity, the strong heroine, the the the everything.

Behind the cut are caps and meta on eps 1 and 2. Not spoilery for anything beyond the first two eps )
dangermousie: (Damo OTP by miss-dian)
There was KISSING at the end of ep 11 of Lobbyist. Caps of that and many other moments of awesomeness coming. There might have also been high-pitched squealing in the house at that, too.

But this post is not about that.

This post is about Damo.



DAMODAMODAMODAMODAMO.

I started showing it to [livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl and, once again, its awesomeness hit me like a ton of brick: the prettiness, the emotional intensity, the strong heroine, the the the everything.

Behind the cut are caps and meta on eps 1 and 2. Not spoilery for anything beyond the first two eps )
dangermousie: (Damo OTP by miss-dian)
There was KISSING at the end of ep 11 of Lobbyist. Caps of that and many other moments of awesomeness coming. There might have also been high-pitched squealing in the house at that, too.

But this post is not about that.

This post is about Damo.



DAMODAMODAMODAMODAMO.

I started showing it to [livejournal.com profile] filmi_girl and, once again, its awesomeness hit me like a ton of brick: the prettiness, the emotional intensity, the strong heroine, the the the everything.

Behind the cut are caps and meta on eps 1 and 2. Not spoilery for anything beyond the first two eps )
dangermousie: (Damo OTP by miss-dian)
I think it's about time for me to rewatch Damo.

A 14-episode drama, Damo was one of my earliest Korean dramas, and all these dramas later, remains one of my favorites (I don't love it as much as Legend, and probably not as much as Hong Gil Dong, but it is still psychotically good).

Filmed like a movie and written better than most movies ever get (and, at 14 eps, with no slow spots or pacing problems), Damo possesses not only a complicated story, amazing battles, and characters I grew to love madly, it also boasts the strongest female character I have came across in dramas: the protagonist Chae-Ok, after whom the drama is named. A Damo is a tea-servant in Korea of a Joseon period, and Chae-Ok is, ostensibly, a tea-servant at a police precinct, a slave of Commander Hwangbo Yoon, the 'boss' of the division. She is also an investigator for the department and one of its best fighters. She can do this as she grew up with Yoon, and the Commander, an outsider himself (he is a bastard child of a nobleman, not a truly 'proper noble' by birth), treats her as a sister or maybe more...

The story is about a counterfeiting ring that might be the cover for a rebellion, about Chae-Ok's method of coping with living in a society that is almost unbearably rigid, and her emotional involvement with two very different yet oddly similar men: Hwangbo Yoon and the charismatic rebel leader Sung-Baek.

Damo is one of the most gorgeously filmed, emotionally devastating, incredible dramas out there. All three of the main characters are outsiders trying to cope with the system that does not allow deviations, and their emotional struggles to define themselves are even more interesting than the overarching plot.

Also, "Then I will humble myself" has got to be one of the most swoon-worthy things ever said in a drama, in context.

Here is a rare non-spoilery vid to lure you:



Cool ones but spoilery. Go watch the drama )
dangermousie: (Damo OTP by miss-dian)
I think it's about time for me to rewatch Damo.

A 14-episode drama, Damo was one of my earliest Korean dramas, and all these dramas later, remains one of my favorites (I don't love it as much as Legend, and probably not as much as Hong Gil Dong, but it is still psychotically good).

Filmed like a movie and written better than most movies ever get (and, at 14 eps, with no slow spots or pacing problems), Damo possesses not only a complicated story, amazing battles, and characters I grew to love madly, it also boasts the strongest female character I have came across in dramas: the protagonist Chae-Ok, after whom the drama is named. A Damo is a tea-servant in Korea of a Joseon period, and Chae-Ok is, ostensibly, a tea-servant at a police precinct, a slave of Commander Hwangbo Yoon, the 'boss' of the division. She is also an investigator for the department and one of its best fighters. She can do this as she grew up with Yoon, and the Commander, an outsider himself (he is a bastard child of a nobleman, not a truly 'proper noble' by birth), treats her as a sister or maybe more...

The story is about a counterfeiting ring that might be the cover for a rebellion, about Chae-Ok's method of coping with living in a society that is almost unbearably rigid, and her emotional involvement with two very different yet oddly similar men: Hwangbo Yoon and the charismatic rebel leader Sung-Baek.

Damo is one of the most gorgeously filmed, emotionally devastating, incredible dramas out there. All three of the main characters are outsiders trying to cope with the system that does not allow deviations, and their emotional struggles to define themselves are even more interesting than the overarching plot.

Also, "Then I will humble myself" has got to be one of the most swoon-worthy things ever said in a drama, in context.

Here is a rare non-spoilery vid to lure you:



Cool ones but spoilery. Go watch the drama )
dangermousie: (Damo OTP by miss-dian)
I think it's about time for me to rewatch Damo.

A 14-episode drama, Damo was one of my earliest Korean dramas, and all these dramas later, remains one of my favorites (I don't love it as much as Legend, and probably not as much as Hong Gil Dong, but it is still psychotically good).

Filmed like a movie and written better than most movies ever get (and, at 14 eps, with no slow spots or pacing problems), Damo possesses not only a complicated story, amazing battles, and characters I grew to love madly, it also boasts the strongest female character I have came across in dramas: the protagonist Chae-Ok, after whom the drama is named. A Damo is a tea-servant in Korea of a Joseon period, and Chae-Ok is, ostensibly, a tea-servant at a police precinct, a slave of Commander Hwangbo Yoon, the 'boss' of the division. She is also an investigator for the department and one of its best fighters. She can do this as she grew up with Yoon, and the Commander, an outsider himself (he is a bastard child of a nobleman, not a truly 'proper noble' by birth), treats her as a sister or maybe more...

The story is about a counterfeiting ring that might be the cover for a rebellion, about Chae-Ok's method of coping with living in a society that is almost unbearably rigid, and her emotional involvement with two very different yet oddly similar men: Hwangbo Yoon and the charismatic rebel leader Sung-Baek.

Damo is one of the most gorgeously filmed, emotionally devastating, incredible dramas out there. All three of the main characters are outsiders trying to cope with the system that does not allow deviations, and their emotional struggles to define themselves are even more interesting than the overarching plot.

Also, "Then I will humble myself" has got to be one of the most swoon-worthy things ever said in a drama, in context.

Here is a rare non-spoilery vid to lure you:



Cool ones but spoilery. Go watch the drama )

Lovers

Mar. 17th, 2008 11:36 pm
dangermousie: (Silence rainy hug by scottishlass)
[livejournal.com profile] alexandral's watching of Lovers reminded me how much I loved it.

It's one of those rare dramas that follows entirely grown-up people: both Lee Seo Jin's mobster going legit and Kim Jung Eun's plastic surgeon are people in their thirties who've been around the block a few times. Which it makes it both all the sweeter when they rediscover love, and more awesome because the tiresome misunderstandings are absent. And the chemistry is through the roof (giving hope to RPFers everywhere, Lee Seo Jin and Kim Jung Eun did, in fact, hook up during filming and have been together ever since).

I realized I never metaed the last four eps. Must do so but will have to rewatch them in order to do so. Ah, the pain :)

However, meta and rewatch will have to wait till tomorrow. For now here is a cool mv:



As a bonus, here is a clip from the show KJE hosted onto which LSJ came on as a guest :P )

Lovers

Mar. 17th, 2008 11:36 pm
dangermousie: (Silence rainy hug by scottishlass)
[livejournal.com profile] alexandral's watching of Lovers reminded me how much I loved it.

It's one of those rare dramas that follows entirely grown-up people: both Lee Seo Jin's mobster going legit and Kim Jung Eun's plastic surgeon are people in their thirties who've been around the block a few times. Which it makes it both all the sweeter when they rediscover love, and more awesome because the tiresome misunderstandings are absent. And the chemistry is through the roof (giving hope to RPFers everywhere, Lee Seo Jin and Kim Jung Eun did, in fact, hook up during filming and have been together ever since).

I realized I never metaed the last four eps. Must do so but will have to rewatch them in order to do so. Ah, the pain :)

However, meta and rewatch will have to wait till tomorrow. For now here is a cool mv:



As a bonus, here is a clip from the show KJE hosted onto which LSJ came on as a guest :P )

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