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I think I might have the first casualty of the fall drama season - surprisingly, it's May Queen. We are 8 episodes in with the adult cast nowhere in sight - yes, supposedly they appear next week but 4 weeks of kindergarten really try my patience - that's longer than the entire length of most jdramas!

Moreover, I love makjang, but even my love has its limits. Before they started, I thought Five Fingers would be the more makjang of the two but, aside from the initial set-up, FF does a 'dysfunctional/poisonous family' thing and not OTT makjang. The latter province belongs to May Queen, where the bad guy has managed to kill the heroine's father twice (I mean he had both her birth and adoptive fathers offed, not that Daddy Dearest was a zombie), before she was out of middle school, and where one of potential love interest's Daddy is likewise a murderer of heroine's family/orchard poisoner. When we last left off in episode 7, heroine and her adopted family were considering whether to eat rice that was spilled in the dirt while they were huddled under a bridge with a newborn in the rain, homeless. It's that kind of a drama. Oh, and by the end of ep 8, heroine might have gotten amnesia. All while in middle school!

The heroine is not bad (though on the very saintly side but that is kdrama world) and I happen to dig Kang San, not just because he grows to be Kim Jae Won, but because he's the only main character who seems not to be affected by the makjang insanity, but...

Seriously. Bad guy killed dude for money, and had dude's baby killed (or so he thinks) just so dude's widow wouldn't be distracted when he proposed to her for lurve...homicidal homicidal lurve. And he lies to his own daughter that heroine's Mom is daughter's bio Mom. He poisons orchards, evicts peasants, frames a business rival, has people murdered by scores and probably eats puppies. And he is one of the least melo of this drama's characters!

I am going to give it next week, when adults show up, but seriously drama, you are trying my patience.


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For some reason, regular LJ is loading v.v.v. slowly so this is the mobile version.

I think I might have the first casualty of the fall drama season - surprisingly, it's May Queen. We are 8 episodes in with the adult cast nowhere in sight - yes, supposedly they appear next week but 4 weeks of kindergarten really try my patience - that's longer than the entire length of most jdramas!

Moreover, I love makjang, but even my love has its limits. Before they started, I thought Five Fingers would be the more makjang of the two but, aside from the initial set-up, FF does a 'dysfunctional/poisonous family' thing and not OTT makjang. The latter province belongs to May Queen, where the bad guy has managed to kill the heroine's father twice (I mean he had both her birth and adoptive fathers offed, not that Daddy Dearest was a zombie), before she was out of middle school, and where one of potential love interest's Daddy is likewise a murderer of heroine's family/orchard poisoner. When we last left off in episode 7, heroine and her adopted family were considering whether to eat rice that was spilled in the dirt while they were huddled under a bridge with a newborn in the rain, homeless. It's that kind of a drama. Oh, and by the end of ep 8, heroine might have gotten amnesia. All while in middle school!

The heroine is not bad (though on the very saintly side but that is kdrama world) and I happen to dig Kang San, not just because he grows to be Kim Jae Won, but because he's the only main character who seems not to be affected by the makjang insanity, but...

Seriously. Bad guy killed dude for money, and had dude's baby killed (or so he thinks) just so dude's widow wouldn't be distracted when he proposed to her for lurve...homicidal homicidal lurve. And he lies to his own daughter that heroine's Mom is daughter's bio Mom. He poisons orchards, evicts peasants, frames a business rival, has people murdered by scores and probably eats puppies. And he is one of the least melo of this drama's characters!

I am going to give it next week, when adults show up, but seriously drama, you are trying my patience.


Posted via m.livejournal.com.

dangermousie: (Default)
For some reason, regular LJ is loading v.v.v. slowly so this is the mobile version.

I think I might have the first casualty of the fall drama season - surprisingly, it's May Queen. We are 8 episodes in with the adult cast nowhere in sight - yes, supposedly they appear next week but 4 weeks of kindergarten really try my patience - that's longer than the entire length of most jdramas!

Moreover, I love makjang, but even my love has its limits. Before they started, I thought Five Fingers would be the more makjang of the two but, aside from the initial set-up, FF does a 'dysfunctional/poisonous family' thing and not OTT makjang. The latter province belongs to May Queen, where the bad guy has managed to kill the heroine's father twice (I mean he had both her birth and adoptive fathers offed, not that Daddy Dearest was a zombie), before she was out of middle school, and where one of potential love interest's Daddy is likewise a murderer of heroine's family/orchard poisoner. When we last left off in episode 7, heroine and her adopted family were considering whether to eat rice that was spilled in the dirt while they were huddled under a bridge with a newborn in the rain, homeless. It's that kind of a drama. Oh, and by the end of ep 8, heroine might have gotten amnesia. All while in middle school!

The heroine is not bad (though on the very saintly side but that is kdrama world) and I happen to dig Kang San, not just because he grows to be Kim Jae Won, but because he's the only main character who seems not to be affected by the makjang insanity, but...

Seriously. Bad guy killed dude for money, and had dude's baby killed (or so he thinks) just so dude's widow wouldn't be distracted when he proposed to her for lurve...homicidal homicidal lurve. And he lies to his own daughter that heroine's Mom is daughter's bio Mom. He poisons orchards, evicts peasants, frames a business rival, has people murdered by scores and probably eats puppies. And he is one of the least melo of this drama's characters!

I am going to give it next week, when adults show up, but seriously drama, you are trying my patience.


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