dangermousie: (MISA by village)
This is the latest in my series of "Dangermousie ranks all the kdramas she has ever seen" posts. I have seen over 70 kdramas and, being addicted to ranking, have decided to rank them all. (For previous posts go here.) Below the cut are dramas ranked 50-41: these are entertaining dramas worth a look: they are flawed but a nice time investment nontheless. All the dramas behind the cut are dramas I like. Some of them I like a lot. Once again, I have either finished these dramas entirely or finished enough to make up my own mind.

Generals, gigolos, gangsters and gun runners under the cut: my 52-43 dramas )

Until next time, amigas!
dangermousie: (MISA by village)
This is the latest in my series of "Dangermousie ranks all the kdramas she has ever seen" posts. I have seen over 70 kdramas and, being addicted to ranking, have decided to rank them all. (For previous posts go here.) Below the cut are dramas ranked 50-41: these are entertaining dramas worth a look: they are flawed but a nice time investment nontheless. All the dramas behind the cut are dramas I like. Some of them I like a lot. Once again, I have either finished these dramas entirely or finished enough to make up my own mind.

Generals, gigolos, gangsters and gun runners under the cut: my 52-43 dramas )

Until next time, amigas!
dangermousie: (MISA by village)
This is the latest in my series of "Dangermousie ranks all the kdramas she has ever seen" posts. I have seen over 70 kdramas and, being addicted to ranking, have decided to rank them all. (For previous posts go here.) Below the cut are dramas ranked 50-41: these are entertaining dramas worth a look: they are flawed but a nice time investment nontheless. All the dramas behind the cut are dramas I like. Some of them I like a lot. Once again, I have either finished these dramas entirely or finished enough to make up my own mind.

Generals, gigolos, gangsters and gun runners under the cut: my 52-43 dramas )

Until next time, amigas!
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
1. Exhibit 1:

This short preview from Next Stop Happiness.



Yuuuuuuuum. Is it Sunday yet?

2. Exhibit 2:

The makers of Lobbyist show they haven't stopped with their hurt/comfort fixation in their latest, Swallow the Sun.



Brought to you by a kdrama maker with a fixation on having his leading men bleed like a vampire dinner )

3. Exhibit 3:

Posters from IRIS. No blood on the posters themselves but I am sure a drama about spies and assassins will have plenty of that.



Have gun, will travel )
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
1. Exhibit 1:

This short preview from Next Stop Happiness.



Yuuuuuuuum. Is it Sunday yet?

2. Exhibit 2:

The makers of Lobbyist show they haven't stopped with their hurt/comfort fixation in their latest, Swallow the Sun.



Brought to you by a kdrama maker with a fixation on having his leading men bleed like a vampire dinner )

3. Exhibit 3:

Posters from IRIS. No blood on the posters themselves but I am sure a drama about spies and assassins will have plenty of that.



Have gun, will travel )
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
1. Exhibit 1:

This short preview from Next Stop Happiness.



Yuuuuuuuum. Is it Sunday yet?

2. Exhibit 2:

The makers of Lobbyist show they haven't stopped with their hurt/comfort fixation in their latest, Swallow the Sun.



Brought to you by a kdrama maker with a fixation on having his leading men bleed like a vampire dinner )

3. Exhibit 3:

Posters from IRIS. No blood on the posters themselves but I am sure a drama about spies and assassins will have plenty of that.



Have gun, will travel )
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
A new teaser for IRIS is out (thank you to [livejournal.com profile] clairiere for the heads-up):



October 14 cannot come soon enough.

Also, Is that Lee Byung Hun getting tortured? Ummmmm. Thank you, TPTB! But I bet it doesn't top Lobbyist on h/c scale (that was the only time I went 'enough is enough writer, your id is showing.')

Why do I not have a Lee Byung Hun icon btw?

As as we are on the topic of dangerous shirtless men, here is eye-popping poster for the upcoming Bollywood flick Kurbaan, featuring the stars (and real-life couple) Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Click to enlarge.



Taken from [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1.
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
A new teaser for IRIS is out (thank you to [livejournal.com profile] clairiere for the heads-up):



October 14 cannot come soon enough.

Also, Is that Lee Byung Hun getting tortured? Ummmmm. Thank you, TPTB! But I bet it doesn't top Lobbyist on h/c scale (that was the only time I went 'enough is enough writer, your id is showing.')

Why do I not have a Lee Byung Hun icon btw?

As as we are on the topic of dangerous shirtless men, here is eye-popping poster for the upcoming Bollywood flick Kurbaan, featuring the stars (and real-life couple) Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Click to enlarge.



Taken from [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1.
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
A new teaser for IRIS is out (thank you to [livejournal.com profile] clairiere for the heads-up):



October 14 cannot come soon enough.

Also, Is that Lee Byung Hun getting tortured? Ummmmm. Thank you, TPTB! But I bet it doesn't top Lobbyist on h/c scale (that was the only time I went 'enough is enough writer, your id is showing.')

Why do I not have a Lee Byung Hun icon btw?

As as we are on the topic of dangerous shirtless men, here is eye-popping poster for the upcoming Bollywood flick Kurbaan, featuring the stars (and real-life couple) Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Click to enlarge.



Taken from [livejournal.com profile] wasabi_girl1.
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
I decided to give it another try and watched ep 4 of Lawyers of Korea as per [livejournal.com profile] ambergold's instructions. It was very hilarious. While the insane flashback which both makes me hate Min Gook the Rich Guy and makes no narrative sense (seriously - they do not interact in any way consistent with that flashback - none of the three main characters!) pretty much guarantees this drama won't make it into a favorites list and also precludes me shipping the Heroine with Rich Guy, it's funny enough to watch for at least a few more eps. I am just going to pretend for the next few eps I watch that Min Gook is sleazy but well-paying client that enables her to gain experience and nothing more and that she and Lawyer Byun get together at the end - except for his walking out without a word years ago (I'll handwaive this as he left a message she didn't get. It's easier than handwaving Min Gook into a good person) he is pretty darn awesome - supportive and alpha at the same time, funny and with chemistry with the heroine. Also not a serial cheater, which is more than I can say for the leading man. Yes. Still bitter.

This scene with Lawyer Byun and Ya Kyung was gorgeous, though.



Sail on, my undaunted uncanonical ship!

This ep is so funny it even features a "guy protecting girl from beating with his body" scene that is hilarious! I literally LOLed. Sadly for LoK, I prefer the angsty-serious take on this such as in (leaving aside the pinnacle of this that is Hana Yori Dango/Meteor Garden) 'A Love to Kill,' (the best one - he is her bodyguard and his side job with thugs goes wrong and they are slowly beating him to death. She walks by and sees it and tries to stop it, one girl against a horde of violent criminals - telling them she is a famous star (she is) and so they can't hit her without getting in trouble and covering him with her body. But they don't care and start hitting her and he rolls over, barely conscious, shielding her with his body. They end up in hospital with serious injuries for a while and I end up in love), 'Tree of Heaven' (he begs on his knees for his enemy to stab him because otherwise the guy will go after his OTP), and 'Lobbyist' (he covers her with the last of his strength). I have to say Lobbyist, despite the happy ending is, hands-down, the most hurt-comfort drama I have ever seen. I don't think there was a single episode where Song Il Gook's character was not seriously, and sometimes horrifically, mistreated. I am still amazed he made through it with all his limbs intact. I am rather looking forward to 'Swallow the Sun,' another mercenaries drama from the same team - I am curious to see if they can top Lobbyist. (I wonder why SIG has a thing for getting roughed up in his drama - other than Lee Jun Ki's 'Time Between Dog and Wolf,' the only drama to offer some competition to Lobbyist is another SIG drama - Kingdom of the Winds.)

And that was a heck of a digression.

Also, after watching various Seoul 1945 vids on youtube, I now ship Lawyer Byun and Ae Ri just because that OTP seemed awesome in S1945. That drama is very much up my alley - gritty period epic - and I would have watched it a long time ago if it wasn't so dratted long - 70 episodes! I am sure the topic of WW2 and Korean War is worth that many, but I have the attention span of a gnat. Just point me towards the episodes with Lawyer Byun and Ae Ri tortured in the prison camp, kthanks.

Watching the youtube vids led me to discover (through 'similar vids' feature) a drama I really want to check out (also starring Lawyer Byun): 18 vs 29. It sounds adorable and I need a fluffy drama in midst of all the serious ones. The heroine is a 29-yr-old woman who married her highschool sweetheart (someone she hated in school at first but then fell for). However, things haven't been going smoothly and she has decided to file for divorce. Unfortunately for her (but fortunately for the drama), on the way to the courthouse she gets into a car accident. It being a Korean drama car accident, her injury is loss of any of her memories after age 18. It is up to her almost-ex-husband to care for her. Can they fall in love all over again?

Cute MV:



ETA: Found this "justification" on soompi for Min Gook being a bastard to Ae Ri after her miscarriage:

"I have this feeling that HMK thinks that maybe AR have other man before their marriage. So, he is angry that she have difficulty keeping babies."

Oh yes. That would be such a lovely justification. "Hey, whore, you stretched yourself out with other guys and because of it now can't keep my kids!" Forget medically unsound - that would be even sicker than what the drama has. Sometimes fans drive me up the wall.

'Tis a pity Min Gook such a bastard because occasionally he comes across as hot.



Pity.

ETA2: reading soompi, I found out the reason why Lawyer Byun left that first time. AWWWWW. Lawyer Byun, I forgive you. It's official, I want you to get the girl you like because you are a good guy.
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
I decided to give it another try and watched ep 4 of Lawyers of Korea as per [livejournal.com profile] ambergold's instructions. It was very hilarious. While the insane flashback which both makes me hate Min Gook the Rich Guy and makes no narrative sense (seriously - they do not interact in any way consistent with that flashback - none of the three main characters!) pretty much guarantees this drama won't make it into a favorites list and also precludes me shipping the Heroine with Rich Guy, it's funny enough to watch for at least a few more eps. I am just going to pretend for the next few eps I watch that Min Gook is sleazy but well-paying client that enables her to gain experience and nothing more and that she and Lawyer Byun get together at the end - except for his walking out without a word years ago (I'll handwaive this as he left a message she didn't get. It's easier than handwaving Min Gook into a good person) he is pretty darn awesome - supportive and alpha at the same time, funny and with chemistry with the heroine. Also not a serial cheater, which is more than I can say for the leading man. Yes. Still bitter.

This scene with Lawyer Byun and Ya Kyung was gorgeous, though.



Sail on, my undaunted uncanonical ship!

This ep is so funny it even features a "guy protecting girl from beating with his body" scene that is hilarious! I literally LOLed. Sadly for LoK, I prefer the angsty-serious take on this such as in (leaving aside the pinnacle of this that is Hana Yori Dango/Meteor Garden) 'A Love to Kill,' (the best one - he is her bodyguard and his side job with thugs goes wrong and they are slowly beating him to death. She walks by and sees it and tries to stop it, one girl against a horde of violent criminals - telling them she is a famous star (she is) and so they can't hit her without getting in trouble and covering him with her body. But they don't care and start hitting her and he rolls over, barely conscious, shielding her with his body. They end up in hospital with serious injuries for a while and I end up in love), 'Tree of Heaven' (he begs on his knees for his enemy to stab him because otherwise the guy will go after his OTP), and 'Lobbyist' (he covers her with the last of his strength). I have to say Lobbyist, despite the happy ending is, hands-down, the most hurt-comfort drama I have ever seen. I don't think there was a single episode where Song Il Gook's character was not seriously, and sometimes horrifically, mistreated. I am still amazed he made through it with all his limbs intact. I am rather looking forward to 'Swallow the Sun,' another mercenaries drama from the same team - I am curious to see if they can top Lobbyist. (I wonder why SIG has a thing for getting roughed up in his drama - other than Lee Jun Ki's 'Time Between Dog and Wolf,' the only drama to offer some competition to Lobbyist is another SIG drama - Kingdom of the Winds.)

And that was a heck of a digression.

Also, after watching various Seoul 1945 vids on youtube, I now ship Lawyer Byun and Ae Ri just because that OTP seemed awesome in S1945. That drama is very much up my alley - gritty period epic - and I would have watched it a long time ago if it wasn't so dratted long - 70 episodes! I am sure the topic of WW2 and Korean War is worth that many, but I have the attention span of a gnat. Just point me towards the episodes with Lawyer Byun and Ae Ri tortured in the prison camp, kthanks.

Watching the youtube vids led me to discover (through 'similar vids' feature) a drama I really want to check out (also starring Lawyer Byun): 18 vs 29. It sounds adorable and I need a fluffy drama in midst of all the serious ones. The heroine is a 29-yr-old woman who married her highschool sweetheart (someone she hated in school at first but then fell for). However, things haven't been going smoothly and she has decided to file for divorce. Unfortunately for her (but fortunately for the drama), on the way to the courthouse she gets into a car accident. It being a Korean drama car accident, her injury is loss of any of her memories after age 18. It is up to her almost-ex-husband to care for her. Can they fall in love all over again?

Cute MV:



ETA: Found this "justification" on soompi for Min Gook being a bastard to Ae Ri after her miscarriage:

"I have this feeling that HMK thinks that maybe AR have other man before their marriage. So, he is angry that she have difficulty keeping babies."

Oh yes. That would be such a lovely justification. "Hey, whore, you stretched yourself out with other guys and because of it now can't keep my kids!" Forget medically unsound - that would be even sicker than what the drama has. Sometimes fans drive me up the wall.

'Tis a pity Min Gook such a bastard because occasionally he comes across as hot.



Pity.

ETA2: reading soompi, I found out the reason why Lawyer Byun left that first time. AWWWWW. Lawyer Byun, I forgive you. It's official, I want you to get the girl you like because you are a good guy.
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
I decided to give it another try and watched ep 4 of Lawyers of Korea as per [livejournal.com profile] ambergold's instructions. It was very hilarious. While the insane flashback which both makes me hate Min Gook the Rich Guy and makes no narrative sense (seriously - they do not interact in any way consistent with that flashback - none of the three main characters!) pretty much guarantees this drama won't make it into a favorites list and also precludes me shipping the Heroine with Rich Guy, it's funny enough to watch for at least a few more eps. I am just going to pretend for the next few eps I watch that Min Gook is sleazy but well-paying client that enables her to gain experience and nothing more and that she and Lawyer Byun get together at the end - except for his walking out without a word years ago (I'll handwaive this as he left a message she didn't get. It's easier than handwaving Min Gook into a good person) he is pretty darn awesome - supportive and alpha at the same time, funny and with chemistry with the heroine. Also not a serial cheater, which is more than I can say for the leading man. Yes. Still bitter.

This scene with Lawyer Byun and Ya Kyung was gorgeous, though.



Sail on, my undaunted uncanonical ship!

This ep is so funny it even features a "guy protecting girl from beating with his body" scene that is hilarious! I literally LOLed. Sadly for LoK, I prefer the angsty-serious take on this such as in (leaving aside the pinnacle of this that is Hana Yori Dango/Meteor Garden) 'A Love to Kill,' (the best one - he is her bodyguard and his side job with thugs goes wrong and they are slowly beating him to death. She walks by and sees it and tries to stop it, one girl against a horde of violent criminals - telling them she is a famous star (she is) and so they can't hit her without getting in trouble and covering him with her body. But they don't care and start hitting her and he rolls over, barely conscious, shielding her with his body. They end up in hospital with serious injuries for a while and I end up in love), 'Tree of Heaven' (he begs on his knees for his enemy to stab him because otherwise the guy will go after his OTP), and 'Lobbyist' (he covers her with the last of his strength). I have to say Lobbyist, despite the happy ending is, hands-down, the most hurt-comfort drama I have ever seen. I don't think there was a single episode where Song Il Gook's character was not seriously, and sometimes horrifically, mistreated. I am still amazed he made through it with all his limbs intact. I am rather looking forward to 'Swallow the Sun,' another mercenaries drama from the same team - I am curious to see if they can top Lobbyist. (I wonder why SIG has a thing for getting roughed up in his drama - other than Lee Jun Ki's 'Time Between Dog and Wolf,' the only drama to offer some competition to Lobbyist is another SIG drama - Kingdom of the Winds.)

And that was a heck of a digression.

Also, after watching various Seoul 1945 vids on youtube, I now ship Lawyer Byun and Ae Ri just because that OTP seemed awesome in S1945. That drama is very much up my alley - gritty period epic - and I would have watched it a long time ago if it wasn't so dratted long - 70 episodes! I am sure the topic of WW2 and Korean War is worth that many, but I have the attention span of a gnat. Just point me towards the episodes with Lawyer Byun and Ae Ri tortured in the prison camp, kthanks.

Watching the youtube vids led me to discover (through 'similar vids' feature) a drama I really want to check out (also starring Lawyer Byun): 18 vs 29. It sounds adorable and I need a fluffy drama in midst of all the serious ones. The heroine is a 29-yr-old woman who married her highschool sweetheart (someone she hated in school at first but then fell for). However, things haven't been going smoothly and she has decided to file for divorce. Unfortunately for her (but fortunately for the drama), on the way to the courthouse she gets into a car accident. It being a Korean drama car accident, her injury is loss of any of her memories after age 18. It is up to her almost-ex-husband to care for her. Can they fall in love all over again?

Cute MV:



ETA: Found this "justification" on soompi for Min Gook being a bastard to Ae Ri after her miscarriage:

"I have this feeling that HMK thinks that maybe AR have other man before their marriage. So, he is angry that she have difficulty keeping babies."

Oh yes. That would be such a lovely justification. "Hey, whore, you stretched yourself out with other guys and because of it now can't keep my kids!" Forget medically unsound - that would be even sicker than what the drama has. Sometimes fans drive me up the wall.

'Tis a pity Min Gook such a bastard because occasionally he comes across as hot.



Pity.

ETA2: reading soompi, I found out the reason why Lawyer Byun left that first time. AWWWWW. Lawyer Byun, I forgive you. It's official, I want you to get the girl you like because you are a good guy.
dangermousie: (KHYD: Jandi leaves by vierran45)
I am not one to cry "double standard" very often, but why are people not cutting Kyung Ah (a major female character in Slingshot) the same slack they would cut a male character in the same circumstances?

I've seen that above attitude before. It always crops up when the heroine is cynical, morally grey, and not falling over herself to be redeemed by the hero no matter how much cause she has to be this way (see Lobbyist and people's Maria hate).

Men are allowed to get cynical and elitist and bitter if they had a screwed-up life and fandom jumps all over them and proclaims them as woobies. But Kyung Ah is totally unworthy of our hero because in an untenable situation she basically sold herself into sexual slavery but ended up being really good at her "chosen" profession and instead of allowing herself to continue a victim, seized the opportunity and became powerful and valuable within that world. And she actually doesn't repent hourly but enjoys the money and luxury that comes with it.

Gee, I wonder if it's weird her life made her hard-as-nails and cynical? The latest entrant in the "Kyung Ah sucks" attitude is the reaction I've seen to her telling the hero (who is her ex-boyfriend, actually) to back away from his revenge scheme against the antagonist because he doesn't belong in the rich/powerful world. Oooooooh, she is condescending and elitist! Really? Or maybe she is just trying to protect someone she still has lingering feelings for? The antagonist (who is her current sugar daddy, actually) is plenty capable and ruthless. Also, I can't say her entry into that world (as a sex toy to the rich and powerful, oooooooh, enviable!) was something to be considered pleasant and something she'd recommend to others.

But you know what? Even if all of this was not the case and she really just said it because she is now elitist? Guess what? I don't care! She has certainly earned the right to be bitter and dark!

I hasten to add these are people's reactions to the drama, not the drama's view of Kyung Ah in the least. That is why I love the writer. Yes, you know, women can be allowed to be more messed-up or darker then the men. Thank you!
dangermousie: (KHYD: Jandi leaves by vierran45)
I am not one to cry "double standard" very often, but why are people not cutting Kyung Ah (a major female character in Slingshot) the same slack they would cut a male character in the same circumstances?

I've seen that above attitude before. It always crops up when the heroine is cynical, morally grey, and not falling over herself to be redeemed by the hero no matter how much cause she has to be this way (see Lobbyist and people's Maria hate).

Men are allowed to get cynical and elitist and bitter if they had a screwed-up life and fandom jumps all over them and proclaims them as woobies. But Kyung Ah is totally unworthy of our hero because in an untenable situation she basically sold herself into sexual slavery but ended up being really good at her "chosen" profession and instead of allowing herself to continue a victim, seized the opportunity and became powerful and valuable within that world. And she actually doesn't repent hourly but enjoys the money and luxury that comes with it.

Gee, I wonder if it's weird her life made her hard-as-nails and cynical? The latest entrant in the "Kyung Ah sucks" attitude is the reaction I've seen to her telling the hero (who is her ex-boyfriend, actually) to back away from his revenge scheme against the antagonist because he doesn't belong in the rich/powerful world. Oooooooh, she is condescending and elitist! Really? Or maybe she is just trying to protect someone she still has lingering feelings for? The antagonist (who is her current sugar daddy, actually) is plenty capable and ruthless. Also, I can't say her entry into that world (as a sex toy to the rich and powerful, oooooooh, enviable!) was something to be considered pleasant and something she'd recommend to others.

But you know what? Even if all of this was not the case and she really just said it because she is now elitist? Guess what? I don't care! She has certainly earned the right to be bitter and dark!

I hasten to add these are people's reactions to the drama, not the drama's view of Kyung Ah in the least. That is why I love the writer. Yes, you know, women can be allowed to be more messed-up or darker then the men. Thank you!
dangermousie: (KHYD: Jandi leaves by vierran45)
I am not one to cry "double standard" very often, but why are people not cutting Kyung Ah (a major female character in Slingshot) the same slack they would cut a male character in the same circumstances?

I've seen that above attitude before. It always crops up when the heroine is cynical, morally grey, and not falling over herself to be redeemed by the hero no matter how much cause she has to be this way (see Lobbyist and people's Maria hate).

Men are allowed to get cynical and elitist and bitter if they had a screwed-up life and fandom jumps all over them and proclaims them as woobies. But Kyung Ah is totally unworthy of our hero because in an untenable situation she basically sold herself into sexual slavery but ended up being really good at her "chosen" profession and instead of allowing herself to continue a victim, seized the opportunity and became powerful and valuable within that world. And she actually doesn't repent hourly but enjoys the money and luxury that comes with it.

Gee, I wonder if it's weird her life made her hard-as-nails and cynical? The latest entrant in the "Kyung Ah sucks" attitude is the reaction I've seen to her telling the hero (who is her ex-boyfriend, actually) to back away from his revenge scheme against the antagonist because he doesn't belong in the rich/powerful world. Oooooooh, she is condescending and elitist! Really? Or maybe she is just trying to protect someone she still has lingering feelings for? The antagonist (who is her current sugar daddy, actually) is plenty capable and ruthless. Also, I can't say her entry into that world (as a sex toy to the rich and powerful, oooooooh, enviable!) was something to be considered pleasant and something she'd recommend to others.

But you know what? Even if all of this was not the case and she really just said it because she is now elitist? Guess what? I don't care! She has certainly earned the right to be bitter and dark!

I hasten to add these are people's reactions to the drama, not the drama's view of Kyung Ah in the least. That is why I love the writer. Yes, you know, women can be allowed to be more messed-up or darker then the men. Thank you!
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
1. Is anyone else excited for just started period kdrama Princess Ja Myung Go? I am so excited, I can hardly wait! The only thing better than a Korean period drama (I have yet to see a bad one) is a woman-centric Korean period drama and this is it!



PJMG stars Jung Ryo Won as the title character, Park Min Young as her sister, Princess Nak-Rang, and Jung Kyung Ho as the object of both their affections and heir to an enemy kingdom, Prince Hodong (yes, that Hodong- the son of Song Il Gook's character from Kingdom of the Winds, which if you haven't seen btw, what are you doing, go watch!)

According to legend, 2000 years ago, the Kingdom of Nangang possessed a magical drum which would warn of invaders. But in this story, the 'drum' is the Princess Ja Myung - one of two daughters of the King. One daughter has been prophesied to save the kingdom and one to bring destruction, but which is which?



Watch PJNG to find kickass, strong women, awesome battle sequences and fights, and the most star-crossed forbidden love story since...I was going to say Romeo & Juliet, but let's face it, since the last angsty period kdrama! With the alternative title being 'The Story of Self Destruction' don't expect a happy ending though!

This can serve as a pretty awesome trailer:



2. I found my favorite scene from Lobbyist on line: Maria digging a bullet out of Harry with just a knife and a bottle of alcohol.



Lobbyist was a flawed drama that I really liked overall: Harry was a strong man who'd nonthelss sacrifice anything for Maria (the guy got hideously tortured for her, among other things!) and Maria was an even stronger woman, who could fight, bargain, and deal with the best of them. Oh, and the drama didn't view her as a slut for sleeping with a potential customer or supplier if that was what needed to get the deal - just hardbitten.

3. If you like your women without fighting abilities and somewhat more traditional but nontheless strong and awesome, how about the heroine of one of my favorite romantic dramas, Save the Last Dance for Me?

This shippy MV is so wonderful:



StLDfM is a drama that always always always makes me feel better - it's deceptively simple but so pitch perfect - in its romance, in its angst, in its happiness. And it's impossible not to love the two lead characters who are just such good people. Mmmm. Also, take note: an amnesia story done right, for once! The whole plot about them being in love and then his forgetting her and their life together, but slowly and almost unwillingly falling in love with her all over again? I cried. I squeed. I bawled and laughed and acted like a maniac throughout.

So, you go, awesome kdrama women!
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
1. Is anyone else excited for just started period kdrama Princess Ja Myung Go? I am so excited, I can hardly wait! The only thing better than a Korean period drama (I have yet to see a bad one) is a woman-centric Korean period drama and this is it!



PJMG stars Jung Ryo Won as the title character, Park Min Young as her sister, Princess Nak-Rang, and Jung Kyung Ho as the object of both their affections and heir to an enemy kingdom, Prince Hodong (yes, that Hodong- the son of Song Il Gook's character from Kingdom of the Winds, which if you haven't seen btw, what are you doing, go watch!)

According to legend, 2000 years ago, the Kingdom of Nangang possessed a magical drum which would warn of invaders. But in this story, the 'drum' is the Princess Ja Myung - one of two daughters of the King. One daughter has been prophesied to save the kingdom and one to bring destruction, but which is which?



Watch PJNG to find kickass, strong women, awesome battle sequences and fights, and the most star-crossed forbidden love story since...I was going to say Romeo & Juliet, but let's face it, since the last angsty period kdrama! With the alternative title being 'The Story of Self Destruction' don't expect a happy ending though!

This can serve as a pretty awesome trailer:



2. I found my favorite scene from Lobbyist on line: Maria digging a bullet out of Harry with just a knife and a bottle of alcohol.



Lobbyist was a flawed drama that I really liked overall: Harry was a strong man who'd nonthelss sacrifice anything for Maria (the guy got hideously tortured for her, among other things!) and Maria was an even stronger woman, who could fight, bargain, and deal with the best of them. Oh, and the drama didn't view her as a slut for sleeping with a potential customer or supplier if that was what needed to get the deal - just hardbitten.

3. If you like your women without fighting abilities and somewhat more traditional but nontheless strong and awesome, how about the heroine of one of my favorite romantic dramas, Save the Last Dance for Me?

This shippy MV is so wonderful:



StLDfM is a drama that always always always makes me feel better - it's deceptively simple but so pitch perfect - in its romance, in its angst, in its happiness. And it's impossible not to love the two lead characters who are just such good people. Mmmm. Also, take note: an amnesia story done right, for once! The whole plot about them being in love and then his forgetting her and their life together, but slowly and almost unwillingly falling in love with her all over again? I cried. I squeed. I bawled and laughed and acted like a maniac throughout.

So, you go, awesome kdrama women!
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
1. Is anyone else excited for just started period kdrama Princess Ja Myung Go? I am so excited, I can hardly wait! The only thing better than a Korean period drama (I have yet to see a bad one) is a woman-centric Korean period drama and this is it!



PJMG stars Jung Ryo Won as the title character, Park Min Young as her sister, Princess Nak-Rang, and Jung Kyung Ho as the object of both their affections and heir to an enemy kingdom, Prince Hodong (yes, that Hodong- the son of Song Il Gook's character from Kingdom of the Winds, which if you haven't seen btw, what are you doing, go watch!)

According to legend, 2000 years ago, the Kingdom of Nangang possessed a magical drum which would warn of invaders. But in this story, the 'drum' is the Princess Ja Myung - one of two daughters of the King. One daughter has been prophesied to save the kingdom and one to bring destruction, but which is which?



Watch PJNG to find kickass, strong women, awesome battle sequences and fights, and the most star-crossed forbidden love story since...I was going to say Romeo & Juliet, but let's face it, since the last angsty period kdrama! With the alternative title being 'The Story of Self Destruction' don't expect a happy ending though!

This can serve as a pretty awesome trailer:



2. I found my favorite scene from Lobbyist on line: Maria digging a bullet out of Harry with just a knife and a bottle of alcohol.



Lobbyist was a flawed drama that I really liked overall: Harry was a strong man who'd nonthelss sacrifice anything for Maria (the guy got hideously tortured for her, among other things!) and Maria was an even stronger woman, who could fight, bargain, and deal with the best of them. Oh, and the drama didn't view her as a slut for sleeping with a potential customer or supplier if that was what needed to get the deal - just hardbitten.

3. If you like your women without fighting abilities and somewhat more traditional but nontheless strong and awesome, how about the heroine of one of my favorite romantic dramas, Save the Last Dance for Me?

This shippy MV is so wonderful:



StLDfM is a drama that always always always makes me feel better - it's deceptively simple but so pitch perfect - in its romance, in its angst, in its happiness. And it's impossible not to love the two lead characters who are just such good people. Mmmm. Also, take note: an amnesia story done right, for once! The whole plot about them being in love and then his forgetting her and their life together, but slowly and almost unwillingly falling in love with her all over again? I cried. I squeed. I bawled and laughed and acted like a maniac throughout.

So, you go, awesome kdrama women!
dangermousie: (MISA by village)
First off, in an attempt to get more of my flisties to check out Sorry I love you (aka MISA), I bring you these awesome MVs of it.



Another two )

MISA is totally one of my favorite dramas now, and the whole story is about a young thug who has a limited time left to live and comes to Korea in search of his birth mother, only to discover he was 'thrown away' by a rich woman, and decides to wreak revenge on her and her family, but finds himself totally derailed by slowly falling in love with a girl who is good but quirky, odd but sweet. So he learns not just to let go of vengeance but how to be a good human being, actually...But of course it all has a fairly quick expiration date...

How could you not love a plot like that? MISA is apparenly a huge thing drama-wise and rightly so, IMO. But, a word of warning: it is one of the saddest kdramas I have ever seen (but OTOH I think if you have seen/liked Tree of Heaven, A Love to Kill, Bali, Damo or Snow Queen, MISA isn't any more depressing. And I think Taiwanese drama Silence is still champion for the angstiest. It's the only drama I was never able to finish because of angst).

Anyway, please watch. I want to talk about it! WTF is So Ji Sub doing not being in a drama since then????? He got out of the army ages ago. *curses the perpetually delaying TPTB of Cain and Abel*

In other news, I finished Lobbyist!!!! Happy ending!!!! EEEEEEE! EEEEE!!!! I also loved that Maria went back to her good-hearted self. And the end with her being a teacher and Harry being there. I died. But that last phone call made me sniffle like mad ('You are my present, Harry.') And I love that she was the one to save him and sacrifice her liberty to get him away. He saved her so many times, it was only fair. I ffed through all the business/weapons/lobbying, I confess, but still overall I'd totally rec the drama (with judicious ffing if politics stuff isn't your thing). Song Il Gook is beyond gorgeous and a great actor, the story is complex and unusual, and the gender reversal of roles fascinating.
dangermousie: (MISA by village)
First off, in an attempt to get more of my flisties to check out Sorry I love you (aka MISA), I bring you these awesome MVs of it.



Another two )

MISA is totally one of my favorite dramas now, and the whole story is about a young thug who has a limited time left to live and comes to Korea in search of his birth mother, only to discover he was 'thrown away' by a rich woman, and decides to wreak revenge on her and her family, but finds himself totally derailed by slowly falling in love with a girl who is good but quirky, odd but sweet. So he learns not just to let go of vengeance but how to be a good human being, actually...But of course it all has a fairly quick expiration date...

How could you not love a plot like that? MISA is apparenly a huge thing drama-wise and rightly so, IMO. But, a word of warning: it is one of the saddest kdramas I have ever seen (but OTOH I think if you have seen/liked Tree of Heaven, A Love to Kill, Bali, Damo or Snow Queen, MISA isn't any more depressing. And I think Taiwanese drama Silence is still champion for the angstiest. It's the only drama I was never able to finish because of angst).

Anyway, please watch. I want to talk about it! WTF is So Ji Sub doing not being in a drama since then????? He got out of the army ages ago. *curses the perpetually delaying TPTB of Cain and Abel*

In other news, I finished Lobbyist!!!! Happy ending!!!! EEEEEEE! EEEEE!!!! I also loved that Maria went back to her good-hearted self. And the end with her being a teacher and Harry being there. I died. But that last phone call made me sniffle like mad ('You are my present, Harry.') And I love that she was the one to save him and sacrifice her liberty to get him away. He saved her so many times, it was only fair. I ffed through all the business/weapons/lobbying, I confess, but still overall I'd totally rec the drama (with judicious ffing if politics stuff isn't your thing). Song Il Gook is beyond gorgeous and a great actor, the story is complex and unusual, and the gender reversal of roles fascinating.

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