dangermousie: (JPLH)


Even though this journal is 90% kdramas, my favorite drama type is actually Mainland period dramas. Nothing is as good as those, nothing as designed to appeal to my tastes. I haven't seen nearly as many of them as I have kdramas, in part because the subs are hard to find, in part because at minimum 30-40 eps, they are a major time committment, and in part because once I find a good one, I tend to hoard (yes, I am still saving Romantic Red Rouge for a rainy day. Sue me).



You know, what I love as much as I do period cdramas? Yang Mi, the gorgeous and charismatic star of Jade Palace Lock Heart (and many other dramas). I have a massive girlcrush on her. Another thing I love? Manpain and romance.

What do you get when you add all of these together? You get the upcoming period cdrama romance Ruyi starring Yang Mi and Hawick Lau.



And do you know the plot? Using fragrant tea plantations as the setting, new drama “Ruyi” is a Republican era piece starring Yang Mi and Hawick Lau. Hawick Lau will play Tan Mingkai, the young master of the Tan clan and the heir to its fortune. The title character, Ruyi (played by Yang Mi), is an ordinary worker on the tea plantations. A secret? Their lives are the result of a switcheroo – Mingkai’s real mother almost died giving birth to him; to save his wife, Mingkai’s birth father (a plantation worker) sold him to be Madam Tan’s son. Family conflict, former best friends become enemies, disaster and calamity…and of course, challenging it all, love. (from cfensi).

Oh God, has this thing been designed especially for me or what? I WANT I WANT I WANT!!!

Behind the cut, gorgeous preview stills )
dangermousie: (JPLH)


Even though this journal is 90% kdramas, my favorite drama type is actually Mainland period dramas. Nothing is as good as those, nothing as designed to appeal to my tastes. I haven't seen nearly as many of them as I have kdramas, in part because the subs are hard to find, in part because at minimum 30-40 eps, they are a major time committment, and in part because once I find a good one, I tend to hoard (yes, I am still saving Romantic Red Rouge for a rainy day. Sue me).



You know, what I love as much as I do period cdramas? Yang Mi, the gorgeous and charismatic star of Jade Palace Lock Heart (and many other dramas). I have a massive girlcrush on her. Another thing I love? Manpain and romance.

What do you get when you add all of these together? You get the upcoming period cdrama romance Ruyi starring Yang Mi and Hawick Lau.



And do you know the plot? Using fragrant tea plantations as the setting, new drama “Ruyi” is a Republican era piece starring Yang Mi and Hawick Lau. Hawick Lau will play Tan Mingkai, the young master of the Tan clan and the heir to its fortune. The title character, Ruyi (played by Yang Mi), is an ordinary worker on the tea plantations. A secret? Their lives are the result of a switcheroo – Mingkai’s real mother almost died giving birth to him; to save his wife, Mingkai’s birth father (a plantation worker) sold him to be Madam Tan’s son. Family conflict, former best friends become enemies, disaster and calamity…and of course, challenging it all, love. (from cfensi).

Oh God, has this thing been designed especially for me or what? I WANT I WANT I WANT!!!

Behind the cut, gorgeous preview stills )
dangermousie: (JPLH)


Even though this journal is 90% kdramas, my favorite drama type is actually Mainland period dramas. Nothing is as good as those, nothing as designed to appeal to my tastes. I haven't seen nearly as many of them as I have kdramas, in part because the subs are hard to find, in part because at minimum 30-40 eps, they are a major time committment, and in part because once I find a good one, I tend to hoard (yes, I am still saving Romantic Red Rouge for a rainy day. Sue me).



You know, what I love as much as I do period cdramas? Yang Mi, the gorgeous and charismatic star of Jade Palace Lock Heart (and many other dramas). I have a massive girlcrush on her. Another thing I love? Manpain and romance.

What do you get when you add all of these together? You get the upcoming period cdrama romance Ruyi starring Yang Mi and Hawick Lau.



And do you know the plot? Using fragrant tea plantations as the setting, new drama “Ruyi” is a Republican era piece starring Yang Mi and Hawick Lau. Hawick Lau will play Tan Mingkai, the young master of the Tan clan and the heir to its fortune. The title character, Ruyi (played by Yang Mi), is an ordinary worker on the tea plantations. A secret? Their lives are the result of a switcheroo – Mingkai’s real mother almost died giving birth to him; to save his wife, Mingkai’s birth father (a plantation worker) sold him to be Madam Tan’s son. Family conflict, former best friends become enemies, disaster and calamity…and of course, challenging it all, love. (from cfensi).

Oh God, has this thing been designed especially for me or what? I WANT I WANT I WANT!!!

Behind the cut, gorgeous preview stills )
dangermousie: (Default)


Even though this journal is 90% kdramas, my favorite drama type is actually Mainland period dramas. Nothing is as good as those, nothing as designed to appeal to my tastes. I haven't seen nearly as many of them as I have kdramas, in part because the subs are hard to find, in part because at minimum 30-40 eps, they are a major time committment, and in part because once I find a good one, I tend to hoard (yes, I am still saving Romantic Red Rouge for a rainy day. Sue me).



You know, what I love as much as I do period cdramas? Yang Mi, the gorgeous and charismatic star of Jade Palace Lock Heart (and many other dramas). I have a massive girlcrush on her. Another thing I love? Manpain and romance.

What do you get when you add all of these together? You get the upcoming period cdrama romance Ruyi starring Yang Mi and Hawick Lau.



And do you know the plot? Using fragrant tea plantations as the setting, new drama “Ruyi” is a Republican era piece starring Yang Mi and Hawick Lau. Hawick Lau will play Tan Mingkai, the young master of the Tan clan and the heir to its fortune. The title character, Ruyi (played by Yang Mi), is an ordinary worker on the tea plantations. A secret? Their lives are the result of a switcheroo – Mingkai’s real mother almost died giving birth to him; to save his wife, Mingkai’s birth father (a plantation worker) sold him to be Madam Tan’s son. Family conflict, former best friends become enemies, disaster and calamity…and of course, challenging it all, love. (from cfensi).

Oh God, has this thing been designed especially for me or what? I WANT I WANT I WANT!!!

Behind the cut, gorgeous preview stills )
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This is my favorite character in Warrior Baek Dong Soo:








I am so predictable. Of course, I'd go for messed-up suicidal woobie with deadly sword skills and abusive backstory. Also, if Yoo Seung Ho was ten years older, I'd be a rabid frothing fangirl.

Why can't this drama be "Conflicted Maybe-Assassin Yeo Woon, with occasional appearances by Baek Dong Soo" instead.

Also, it is a rare drama where I have close to zero canon shipping going on - I don't mind the romantic stuff at all, but to me the crux of the emotional relationships is the brotherly bond between Dong Soo and Yeo Woon, the odd friendship between Sword Saint and Sky Lord, the warped mentor thing btw Yeo Woon and Sky Lord, the sort-of-triangle between Sword Saint/Ji/Sky Lord, and the complicated duty/burden thing with Crown Prince and Ji Sun. I don't mind Dong Soo/Ji Sun but I find it pretty dull - I stand by my belief that it would make much more sense to have Dong So/Jin Joo and Yeo Woon/Ji Sun.
dangermousie: (Gloria - DA/YS kiss by timescout)
Kang Suk and Jin Jin might have had a painful break-up in ep 39, but at least they weren't sick and chased by murderous gangsters. There's always an upside!



If you remember from the last post, Yoon Seo broke up with Dong Ah to save his life and got engaged to Creepy - all as per his blackmail. And barring a few minor interruptions, like Dong Ah going back to being a thug or Creepy having him severely beaten for daring to speak to Yoon Seo for two minutes, all was peachy. Indeed. Until Yoon Seo found out Creepy murdered his previous wife, that is. When she went with her news to her father, he didn't care much - Creepy came from the right family and would be helpful in business. What's a "minor mistake" compared to that? Terrified and freaked out of her mind, Yoon Seo ran to Dong Ah (still recuperating in the hospital from his fun beating) and begged him to run away together. And off they went, untrailed by Creepy's goons due to Kang Suk's awesomeness.

And then this happened - from bliss to misery, otherwise known as these poor kids just can't catch a break )

I know I am behind on replies and promise to get to them asap.
dangermousie: (Gloria - DA/YS kiss by timescout)
Kang Suk and Jin Jin might have had a painful break-up in ep 39, but at least they weren't sick and chased by murderous gangsters. There's always an upside!



If you remember from the last post, Yoon Seo broke up with Dong Ah to save his life and got engaged to Creepy - all as per his blackmail. And barring a few minor interruptions, like Dong Ah going back to being a thug or Creepy having him severely beaten for daring to speak to Yoon Seo for two minutes, all was peachy. Indeed. Until Yoon Seo found out Creepy murdered his previous wife, that is. When she went with her news to her father, he didn't care much - Creepy came from the right family and would be helpful in business. What's a "minor mistake" compared to that? Terrified and freaked out of her mind, Yoon Seo ran to Dong Ah (still recuperating in the hospital from his fun beating) and begged him to run away together. And off they went, untrailed by Creepy's goons due to Kang Suk's awesomeness.

And then this happened - from bliss to misery, otherwise known as these poor kids just can't catch a break )

I know I am behind on replies and promise to get to them asap.
dangermousie: (Gloria - DA/YS kiss by timescout)
Kang Suk and Jin Jin might have had a painful break-up in ep 39, but at least they weren't sick and chased by murderous gangsters. There's always an upside!



If you remember from the last post, Yoon Seo broke up with Dong Ah to save his life and got engaged to Creepy - all as per his blackmail. And barring a few minor interruptions, like Dong Ah going back to being a thug or Creepy having him severely beaten for daring to speak to Yoon Seo for two minutes, all was peachy. Indeed. Until Yoon Seo found out Creepy murdered his previous wife, that is. When she went with her news to her father, he didn't care much - Creepy came from the right family and would be helpful in business. What's a "minor mistake" compared to that? Terrified and freaked out of her mind, Yoon Seo ran to Dong Ah (still recuperating in the hospital from his fun beating) and begged him to run away together. And off they went, untrailed by Creepy's goons due to Kang Suk's awesomeness.

And then this happened - from bliss to misery, otherwise known as these poor kids just can't catch a break )

I know I am behind on replies and promise to get to them asap.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: excuse me)


This post is brought to you by my unhealthy obsession with Yoon Sang Hyun and my fixation on manpain. And how well ep 18 delivered on both fronts (ep 17 was not delish manpain of any sort but sheer wall-to-wall misery - there is a huge difference - I can adore the former but the latter just makes me want to keen).

I don't think it's spoilery in any way for the ep, unless you consider Oska angsting a spoiler and I can't see how it would be. It's a kdrama - everyone and their dog are required to angst.

Enter here to witness my ridiculous but fun obsession )

Best kdrama big brother ever. (Well, he and Haemyong from The Kingdom of the Winds are in for a tie).

Hyun Bin version coming up. Ah, how I suffer for my hobby!
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: excuse me)


This post is brought to you by my unhealthy obsession with Yoon Sang Hyun and my fixation on manpain. And how well ep 18 delivered on both fronts (ep 17 was not delish manpain of any sort but sheer wall-to-wall misery - there is a huge difference - I can adore the former but the latter just makes me want to keen).

I don't think it's spoilery in any way for the ep, unless you consider Oska angsting a spoiler and I can't see how it would be. It's a kdrama - everyone and their dog are required to angst.

Enter here to witness my ridiculous but fun obsession )

Best kdrama big brother ever. (Well, he and Haemyong from The Kingdom of the Winds are in for a tie).

Hyun Bin version coming up. Ah, how I suffer for my hobby!
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: excuse me)


This post is brought to you by my unhealthy obsession with Yoon Sang Hyun and my fixation on manpain. And how well ep 18 delivered on both fronts (ep 17 was not delish manpain of any sort but sheer wall-to-wall misery - there is a huge difference - I can adore the former but the latter just makes me want to keen).

I don't think it's spoilery in any way for the ep, unless you consider Oska angsting a spoiler and I can't see how it would be. It's a kdrama - everyone and their dog are required to angst.

Enter here to witness my ridiculous but fun obsession )

Best kdrama big brother ever. (Well, he and Haemyong from The Kingdom of the Winds are in for a tie).

Hyun Bin version coming up. Ah, how I suffer for my hobby!
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: excuse me)


This was going to be a much earlier post, but then the end of ep 12 happened and my heart sort of died.

But eventually I revived enough to cap because this stretch of eps is simply amazing and I felt I had to make a post on them.



So here it is, better late than never.

Caps and thoughts on my favorite scenes )

I really wish more people on my flist were watching this - this is such a solid, well-written and phenomenally-acted drama. I know thought of 26 eps and politics may seem off-putting but the politics brings a dark, complex overtone, the leading characters are amazing, the supporting ones are interesting, and the love story is to die for!
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: excuse me)


This was going to be a much earlier post, but then the end of ep 12 happened and my heart sort of died.

But eventually I revived enough to cap because this stretch of eps is simply amazing and I felt I had to make a post on them.



So here it is, better late than never.

Caps and thoughts on my favorite scenes )

I really wish more people on my flist were watching this - this is such a solid, well-written and phenomenally-acted drama. I know thought of 26 eps and politics may seem off-putting but the politics brings a dark, complex overtone, the leading characters are amazing, the supporting ones are interesting, and the love story is to die for!
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: excuse me)


This was going to be a much earlier post, but then the end of ep 12 happened and my heart sort of died.

But eventually I revived enough to cap because this stretch of eps is simply amazing and I felt I had to make a post on them.



So here it is, better late than never.

Caps and thoughts on my favorite scenes )

I really wish more people on my flist were watching this - this is such a solid, well-written and phenomenally-acted drama. I know thought of 26 eps and politics may seem off-putting but the politics brings a dark, complex overtone, the leading characters are amazing, the supporting ones are interesting, and the love story is to die for!
dangermousie: (SKS: OTP by pocketedpicture)
1. Apparently Baker King finished with over 50% ratings (50.8% precisely, according to AGB). Woo-hoo! I am more than a dozen eps behind, but now that I have been assured that the ending is happy on both the OTP front (both Tak Gu/Mi Sun and Ma Jun/Yu Kyung get a happy ending) and the unbrother front (Ma Jun and Tak Gu make up), I will definitely catch up - I was pretty sure Tak Gu was going to get his happily ever after but I wasn't sure about poor ambivalent, flirting-with-darkness Ma Jun. I thought it would have been unfair if he didn't get a chance after his screwed-up upbringing which was responsible for most of his issues. So yay!

After all, could you ever resist this cuteness? )

So, yup, the drama which henceforth be known as "the drama about food in which a Lee Junki-lookalike and a Kang Dong Won-lookalike had a very sexy rivalry" is finally over, with the highest rating of any drama since 2008. Runaway has some really big shoes to fill.

2. I watched ep 35 of Giant, part-subbed but mostly raw. (Clearly I was so true to my word of keeping away from it. Heh. I am obsessed. I dreamed about it last night). And, ladies and gents, we had a momentous event in 35! Was it the reapprearance of missing-presumed-dead Chairman Hwang Taesop? Or Gangmo's successful stock manipulations? No, not at all. I am talking about something genuinely important, namely the appearance of the beloved "angsty shower" scene. It only took 35 episodes! Seeing that some dramas stick it in the first ep, Giant sure took its sweet time.



Mmmmmm. Angsty scruffy Min Woo in the shower. That's like a triple-hitter. I don't really understand anything he is saying other than repeating over and over "I am sorry, Miju." MMMMM. Sadly, Giant continues its extreme reluctance to have its leading men show any flesh. The closest we came is when Gangmo had a bullet extracted and we saw his arms (I am not counting wide shots of dudes in prison camp). I was OK with it because people don't plan revenge or discuss construction plans naked, but when we get to a shower with clothes on, I draw a line. Who on earth showers fully clothed? Except for Kwn Sang Woo in Staiway to Heaven.

Despite ep 35 being full of angsty scenes for my beloved ship, for the first time I have genuine hope they will overcome their obstacles and live happily-ever-after. There is no way the writer would be pushing the whole "they still love each other, and so genuinely" if he wasn't planning a reunion down the line. Especially since it has been conclusively established that Miju trumps everything for Min Woo.

More delicious angsty scenes for my ship )
dangermousie: (SKS: OTP by pocketedpicture)
1. Apparently Baker King finished with over 50% ratings (50.8% precisely, according to AGB). Woo-hoo! I am more than a dozen eps behind, but now that I have been assured that the ending is happy on both the OTP front (both Tak Gu/Mi Sun and Ma Jun/Yu Kyung get a happy ending) and the unbrother front (Ma Jun and Tak Gu make up), I will definitely catch up - I was pretty sure Tak Gu was going to get his happily ever after but I wasn't sure about poor ambivalent, flirting-with-darkness Ma Jun. I thought it would have been unfair if he didn't get a chance after his screwed-up upbringing which was responsible for most of his issues. So yay!

After all, could you ever resist this cuteness? )

So, yup, the drama which henceforth be known as "the drama about food in which a Lee Junki-lookalike and a Kang Dong Won-lookalike had a very sexy rivalry" is finally over, with the highest rating of any drama since 2008. Runaway has some really big shoes to fill.

2. I watched ep 35 of Giant, part-subbed but mostly raw. (Clearly I was so true to my word of keeping away from it. Heh. I am obsessed. I dreamed about it last night). And, ladies and gents, we had a momentous event in 35! Was it the reapprearance of missing-presumed-dead Chairman Hwang Taesop? Or Gangmo's successful stock manipulations? No, not at all. I am talking about something genuinely important, namely the appearance of the beloved "angsty shower" scene. It only took 35 episodes! Seeing that some dramas stick it in the first ep, Giant sure took its sweet time.



Mmmmmm. Angsty scruffy Min Woo in the shower. That's like a triple-hitter. I don't really understand anything he is saying other than repeating over and over "I am sorry, Miju." MMMMM. Sadly, Giant continues its extreme reluctance to have its leading men show any flesh. The closest we came is when Gangmo had a bullet extracted and we saw his arms (I am not counting wide shots of dudes in prison camp). I was OK with it because people don't plan revenge or discuss construction plans naked, but when we get to a shower with clothes on, I draw a line. Who on earth showers fully clothed? Except for Kwn Sang Woo in Staiway to Heaven.

Despite ep 35 being full of angsty scenes for my beloved ship, for the first time I have genuine hope they will overcome their obstacles and live happily-ever-after. There is no way the writer would be pushing the whole "they still love each other, and so genuinely" if he wasn't planning a reunion down the line. Especially since it has been conclusively established that Miju trumps everything for Min Woo.

More delicious angsty scenes for my ship )
dangermousie: (SKS: OTP by pocketedpicture)
1. Apparently Baker King finished with over 50% ratings (50.8% precisely, according to AGB). Woo-hoo! I am more than a dozen eps behind, but now that I have been assured that the ending is happy on both the OTP front (both Tak Gu/Mi Sun and Ma Jun/Yu Kyung get a happy ending) and the unbrother front (Ma Jun and Tak Gu make up), I will definitely catch up - I was pretty sure Tak Gu was going to get his happily ever after but I wasn't sure about poor ambivalent, flirting-with-darkness Ma Jun. I thought it would have been unfair if he didn't get a chance after his screwed-up upbringing which was responsible for most of his issues. So yay!

After all, could you ever resist this cuteness? )

So, yup, the drama which henceforth be known as "the drama about food in which a Lee Junki-lookalike and a Kang Dong Won-lookalike had a very sexy rivalry" is finally over, with the highest rating of any drama since 2008. Runaway has some really big shoes to fill.

2. I watched ep 35 of Giant, part-subbed but mostly raw. (Clearly I was so true to my word of keeping away from it. Heh. I am obsessed. I dreamed about it last night). And, ladies and gents, we had a momentous event in 35! Was it the reapprearance of missing-presumed-dead Chairman Hwang Taesop? Or Gangmo's successful stock manipulations? No, not at all. I am talking about something genuinely important, namely the appearance of the beloved "angsty shower" scene. It only took 35 episodes! Seeing that some dramas stick it in the first ep, Giant sure took its sweet time.



Mmmmmm. Angsty scruffy Min Woo in the shower. That's like a triple-hitter. I don't really understand anything he is saying other than repeating over and over "I am sorry, Miju." MMMMM. Sadly, Giant continues its extreme reluctance to have its leading men show any flesh. The closest we came is when Gangmo had a bullet extracted and we saw his arms (I am not counting wide shots of dudes in prison camp). I was OK with it because people don't plan revenge or discuss construction plans naked, but when we get to a shower with clothes on, I draw a line. Who on earth showers fully clothed? Except for Kwn Sang Woo in Staiway to Heaven.

Despite ep 35 being full of angsty scenes for my beloved ship, for the first time I have genuine hope they will overcome their obstacles and live happily-ever-after. There is no way the writer would be pushing the whole "they still love each other, and so genuinely" if he wasn't planning a reunion down the line. Especially since it has been conclusively established that Miju trumps everything for Min Woo.

More delicious angsty scenes for my ship )
dangermousie: (Default)
I restarted my watch of Giant and ep 19 was the best episode so far. So many emotional wringer moments.



A quick summary/recap of the premise for those who do not know. Three Lee siblings, brothers Sang Mo and Gang Mo and Mi Joo, their sister, were separated in childhood after their parents got murdered by one super-evil dude and one less evil dude (who was only responsible for Dad's death). Oldest, Sang Mo, managed to get into good graces of Jo Pilyeon, the chief evil psycho, in order to wreck revenge. Gang Mo had no idea about any revenge issues and became a flunkie for Less Evil Dude and also fell into mutual love with his daughter Jung Yeon, and Mi Joo, the youngest sister, is sunny and hardworking bus conductor who dreams of reuniting with her brothers (and who eventually has an OTP with Chief Evil Psycho's son Min Woo. Lee kids have a problematic taste in OTPs). The three kids reunite as adults and kick revenge butt.

Without much further ado, caps and meta of the perfect perfect ep 19.

Enter here for angst and make-outs )
dangermousie: (Default)
I restarted my watch of Giant and ep 19 was the best episode so far. So many emotional wringer moments.



A quick summary/recap of the premise for those who do not know. Three Lee siblings, brothers Sang Mo and Gang Mo and Mi Joo, their sister, were separated in childhood after their parents got murdered by one super-evil dude and one less evil dude (who was only responsible for Dad's death). Oldest, Sang Mo, managed to get into good graces of Jo Pilyeon, the chief evil psycho, in order to wreck revenge. Gang Mo had no idea about any revenge issues and became a flunkie for Less Evil Dude and also fell into mutual love with his daughter Jung Yeon, and Mi Joo, the youngest sister, is sunny and hardworking bus conductor who dreams of reuniting with her brothers (and who eventually has an OTP with Chief Evil Psycho's son Min Woo. Lee kids have a problematic taste in OTPs). The three kids reunite as adults and kick revenge butt.

Without much further ado, caps and meta of the perfect perfect ep 19.

Enter here for angst and make-outs )
dangermousie: (Default)
I restarted my watch of Giant and ep 19 was the best episode so far. So many emotional wringer moments.



A quick summary/recap of the premise for those who do not know. Three Lee siblings, brothers Sang Mo and Gang Mo and Mi Joo, their sister, were separated in childhood after their parents got murdered by one super-evil dude and one less evil dude (who was only responsible for Dad's death). Oldest, Sang Mo, managed to get into good graces of Jo Pilyeon, the chief evil psycho, in order to wreck revenge. Gang Mo had no idea about any revenge issues and became a flunkie for Less Evil Dude and also fell into mutual love with his daughter Jung Yeon, and Mi Joo, the youngest sister, is sunny and hardworking bus conductor who dreams of reuniting with her brothers (and who eventually has an OTP with Chief Evil Psycho's son Min Woo. Lee kids have a problematic taste in OTPs). The three kids reunite as adults and kick revenge butt.

Without much further ado, caps and meta of the perfect perfect ep 19.

Enter here for angst and make-outs )

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