dangermousie: (Chuno - slave girl)
But I was bored and restarted The Moon That Embraces The Sun (started with ep 6) and am shockingly enjoying it. I think the fact that I now know its limitations (romantic fairy tale, no more no less) helps immensely, as does the fact that I am now removed from the mania and the psycho ratings.

I am not even loathing Kim Su Hyun (!!!!!) maybe my phobia of him is finally conquered (i can never drool over him as he still looks much younger than his actual age and I am not into the baby face thing, but I am enjoying watching him on screen).

A goo drama it is not, but it is actually entertaining me.

Clearly day of miracles. We will see how long it lasts.

ETA: alas, I spoke too soon! How does every secondary character in this manage the feat of being both boring and annoying at once, I have no idea. They are made for the skip button. I dig the romance though. It's pretty much a romance novel in drama form minus the heaving bosoms.
dangermousie: (Chuno - slave girl)
But I was bored and restarted The Moon That Embraces The Sun (started with ep 6) and am shockingly enjoying it. I think the fact that I now know its limitations (romantic fairy tale, no more no less) helps immensely, as does the fact that I am now removed from the mania and the psycho ratings.

I am not even loathing Kim Su Hyun (!!!!!) maybe my phobia of him is finally conquered (i can never drool over him as he still looks much younger than his actual age and I am not into the baby face thing, but I am enjoying watching him on screen).

A goo drama it is not, but it is actually entertaining me.

Clearly day of miracles. We will see how long it lasts.

ETA: alas, I spoke too soon! How does every secondary character in this manage the feat of being both boring and annoying at once, I have no idea. They are made for the skip button. I dig the romance though. It's pretty much a romance novel in drama form minus the heaving bosoms.
dangermousie: (Chuno - slave girl)
Apparently, MBC has cancelled the showing of the final two episodes of The Moon That Embraces The Sun this week, replacing them with specials, due to a network-wide strike by pretty much everybody (see [livejournal.com profile] clairiere for more details. Short version - they have good cause).

Now, I couldn't care less about Moon/Sun because my view of that drama is pretty much 95% all negative (the only reasons I don't go into rants about that drama is because a number of flisties love it and because I dumped it episodes ago), but that means that the upcoming King 2 Hearts is also getting delayed as it was supposed to start after M/S. ARGH!!!! I need want crave my K2H fix! I suppose that could be good news to K2H's competitors - Rooftop Prince and The Equator Man, because I think K2H was always supposed to be a ratings heavyweight. (Though RP and TEM might also be delayed, per [livejournal.com profile] clairiere, not wanting to go head-to-head with M/S' last ep, which strikes me as mildly idiotic as who knows how this will be resolved and they should take advantage).

I guess the good news is the most K2H (and possibly its competitors) can be delayed to is one week, because the lead of M/S is not available after this week, and neither is Han Ga In, I believe. Hmmmm. That's even more of a disaster than Myung Wol, because MWtS had single-digit ratings (much as I adored it) and M/S is (God help us) a national drama, with its 40%+ ratings.

Anyway, freedom of the press is more important than even my upcoming drama fix (especially since I still have my SUFBB :P), so go strikers! But I hope you get your way soon!
dangermousie: (Chuno - slave girl)
Apparently, MBC has cancelled the showing of the final two episodes of The Moon That Embraces The Sun this week, replacing them with specials, due to a network-wide strike by pretty much everybody (see [livejournal.com profile] clairiere for more details. Short version - they have good cause).

Now, I couldn't care less about Moon/Sun because my view of that drama is pretty much 95% all negative (the only reasons I don't go into rants about that drama is because a number of flisties love it and because I dumped it episodes ago), but that means that the upcoming King 2 Hearts is also getting delayed as it was supposed to start after M/S. ARGH!!!! I need want crave my K2H fix! I suppose that could be good news to K2H's competitors - Rooftop Prince and The Equator Man, because I think K2H was always supposed to be a ratings heavyweight. (Though RP and TEM might also be delayed, per [livejournal.com profile] clairiere, not wanting to go head-to-head with M/S' last ep, which strikes me as mildly idiotic as who knows how this will be resolved and they should take advantage).

I guess the good news is the most K2H (and possibly its competitors) can be delayed to is one week, because the lead of M/S is not available after this week, and neither is Han Ga In, I believe. Hmmmm. That's even more of a disaster than Myung Wol, because MWtS had single-digit ratings (much as I adored it) and M/S is (God help us) a national drama, with its 40%+ ratings.

Anyway, freedom of the press is more important than even my upcoming drama fix (especially since I still have my SUFBB :P), so go strikers! But I hope you get your way soon!
dangermousie: (Chuno - slave girl)
Apparently, MBC has cancelled the showing of the final two episodes of The Moon That Embraces The Sun this week, replacing them with specials, due to a network-wide strike by pretty much everybody (see [livejournal.com profile] clairiere for more details. Short version - they have good cause).

Now, I couldn't care less about Moon/Sun because my view of that drama is pretty much 95% all negative (the only reasons I don't go into rants about that drama is because a number of flisties love it and because I dumped it episodes ago), but that means that the upcoming King 2 Hearts is also getting delayed as it was supposed to start after M/S. ARGH!!!! I need want crave my K2H fix! I suppose that could be good news to K2H's competitors - Rooftop Prince and The Equator Man, because I think K2H was always supposed to be a ratings heavyweight. (Though RP and TEM might also be delayed, per [livejournal.com profile] clairiere, not wanting to go head-to-head with M/S' last ep, which strikes me as mildly idiotic as who knows how this will be resolved and they should take advantage).

I guess the good news is the most K2H (and possibly its competitors) can be delayed to is one week, because the lead of M/S is not available after this week, and neither is Han Ga In, I believe. Hmmmm. That's even more of a disaster than Myung Wol, because MWtS had single-digit ratings (much as I adored it) and M/S is (God help us) a national drama, with its 40%+ ratings.

Anyway, freedom of the press is more important than even my upcoming drama fix (especially since I still have my SUFBB :P), so go strikers! But I hope you get your way soon!
dangermousie: (IRIS by loubox)
It's pretty clear I am in a slump - the airing dramas either don't appeal to me or their vibe is wrong for my current mood.



Enter Hanbando, set to premiere on February 6. Check out new, longer trailer:



I want!

I am getting mad IRIS vibes from it, and that was one of my all-time favorite dramas. Nothing wrong with melos and romcoms but sometimes a gal just wants something different. Something different with violence, h/c, and Hwang Jung Min clutching Kim Jung Eun for dear life.

Btw, it's official, I am dumping Moon/Sun. It's not me, it'd you, drama! Koala referred to it as simplistic and I agree. She likes it but I can't. This is pretty much a Disney sageuk and that is very much not my thing - I like twisty politics and complex shades-of-grey characters which usually abound in sageuks, and both are absent here. There is nothing wrong with a very straightforward white hats/black hats period romance but is really not my thing.
dangermousie: (IRIS by loubox)
It's pretty clear I am in a slump - the airing dramas either don't appeal to me or their vibe is wrong for my current mood.



Enter Hanbando, set to premiere on February 6. Check out new, longer trailer:



I want!

I am getting mad IRIS vibes from it, and that was one of my all-time favorite dramas. Nothing wrong with melos and romcoms but sometimes a gal just wants something different. Something different with violence, h/c, and Hwang Jung Min clutching Kim Jung Eun for dear life.

Btw, it's official, I am dumping Moon/Sun. It's not me, it'd you, drama! Koala referred to it as simplistic and I agree. She likes it but I can't. This is pretty much a Disney sageuk and that is very much not my thing - I like twisty politics and complex shades-of-grey characters which usually abound in sageuks, and both are absent here. There is nothing wrong with a very straightforward white hats/black hats period romance but is really not my thing.
dangermousie: (IRIS by loubox)
It's pretty clear I am in a slump - the airing dramas either don't appeal to me or their vibe is wrong for my current mood.



Enter Hanbando, set to premiere on February 6. Check out new, longer trailer:



I want!

I am getting mad IRIS vibes from it, and that was one of my all-time favorite dramas. Nothing wrong with melos and romcoms but sometimes a gal just wants something different. Something different with violence, h/c, and Hwang Jung Min clutching Kim Jung Eun for dear life.

Btw, it's official, I am dumping Moon/Sun. It's not me, it'd you, drama! Koala referred to it as simplistic and I agree. She likes it but I can't. This is pretty much a Disney sageuk and that is very much not my thing - I like twisty politics and complex shades-of-grey characters which usually abound in sageuks, and both are absent here. There is nothing wrong with a very straightforward white hats/black hats period romance but is really not my thing.
dangermousie: (SKKS: courtesans by timescout)


I wish we saw more of Han Ga In but still promising. Maybe this drama will make me overcome my dislike of Kim Soo Hyun (no, not rational, I fully realize), the way Warrior Baek Dong Soo did with Yoo Seung Ho.

I must be the only person who wants the adults asap - the child actors did a great job but ultimately kid sections are never going to be a draw for me.
dangermousie: (SKKS: courtesans by timescout)


I wish we saw more of Han Ga In but still promising. Maybe this drama will make me overcome my dislike of Kim Soo Hyun (no, not rational, I fully realize), the way Warrior Baek Dong Soo did with Yoo Seung Ho.

I must be the only person who wants the adults asap - the child actors did a great job but ultimately kid sections are never going to be a draw for me.
dangermousie: (SKKS: courtesans by timescout)


I wish we saw more of Han Ga In but still promising. Maybe this drama will make me overcome my dislike of Kim Soo Hyun (no, not rational, I fully realize), the way Warrior Baek Dong Soo did with Yoo Seung Ho.

I must be the only person who wants the adults asap - the child actors did a great job but ultimately kid sections are never going to be a draw for me.
dangermousie: (Chuno - sword by alexandral)
I am hooked now, thanks to ep 4.



I mean, this is like chibi take on The Princess' Man.

Noooooooooooooo!!! I am trying to diet and all that crow is going to ruin my calorie intake!
dangermousie: (Chuno - sword by alexandral)
I am hooked now, thanks to ep 4.



I mean, this is like chibi take on The Princess' Man.

Noooooooooooooo!!! I am trying to diet and all that crow is going to ruin my calorie intake!
dangermousie: (Chuno - sword by alexandral)
I am hooked now, thanks to ep 4.



I mean, this is like chibi take on The Princess' Man.

Noooooooooooooo!!! I am trying to diet and all that crow is going to ruin my calorie intake!
dangermousie: (Default)


Despite being unimpressed by the first episode of The Moon That Embraces the Sun, I decided to check a few more eps - everyone seemed to be so raving about it.

So, just finished episode 3 and it's official - despite the lackluster first episode, I am now enjoying this drama. It is still the fluffiest, least substance-filled sageuk I've ever seen (the only thing comparable in its cotton-candy vibe is new Huan Zhu Ge Ge. I don't need endless salt and smelting discussions a la Jumong, but something more than 'how will these cute people pair up' would be welcome, especially since the passion is absent due to the cast being in their mid-teens), but despite it all, I am hooked - I want to know what happens next and I do like pretty much every character except the hypocritical Bo Gyung.

I can't say I have iron-clad shipping preferences, but if I had to pick, I prefer Wol with the Crown Prince. Hooray, my love for canon shipping is preserved! I like the older prince just fine, but something about the hopeless, unabashed adoration Lee Hwon shows to Wol, gets me.

So, basically, not yet fully hooked, but really liking it. Oh, how I wish the rumors of Park Shi Hoo being the male lead came true. Alas...
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal Secrets by miss_dian)


Despite being unimpressed by the first episode of The Moon That Embraces the Sun, I decided to check a few more eps - everyone seemed to be so raving about it.

So, just finished episode 3 and it's official - despite the lackluster first episode, I am now enjoying this drama. It is still the fluffiest, least substance-filled sageuk I've ever seen (the only thing comparable in its cotton-candy vibe is new Huan Zhu Ge Ge. I don't need endless salt and smelting discussions a la Jumong, but something more than 'how will these cute people pair up' would be welcome, especially since the passion is absent due to the cast being in their mid-teens), but despite it all, I am hooked - I want to know what happens next and I do like pretty much every character except the hypocritical Bo Gyung.

I can't say I have iron-clad shipping preferences, but if I had to pick, I prefer Wol with the Crown Prince. Hooray, my love for canon shipping is preserved! I like the older prince just fine, but something about the hopeless, unabashed adoration Lee Hwon shows to Wol, gets me.

So, basically, not yet fully hooked, but really liking it. Oh, how I wish the rumors of Park Shi Hoo being the male lead came true. Alas...
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal Secrets by miss_dian)


Despite being unimpressed by the first episode of The Moon That Embraces the Sun, I decided to check a few more eps - everyone seemed to be so raving about it.

So, just finished episode 3 and it's official - despite the lackluster first episode, I am now enjoying this drama. It is still the fluffiest, least substance-filled sageuk I've ever seen (the only thing comparable in its cotton-candy vibe is new Huan Zhu Ge Ge. I don't need endless salt and smelting discussions a la Jumong, but something more than 'how will these cute people pair up' would be welcome, especially since the passion is absent due to the cast being in their mid-teens), but despite it all, I am hooked - I want to know what happens next and I do like pretty much every character except the hypocritical Bo Gyung.

I can't say I have iron-clad shipping preferences, but if I had to pick, I prefer Wol with the Crown Prince. Hooray, my love for canon shipping is preserved! I like the older prince just fine, but something about the hopeless, unabashed adoration Lee Hwon shows to Wol, gets me.

So, basically, not yet fully hooked, but really liking it. Oh, how I wish the rumors of Park Shi Hoo being the male lead came true. Alas...

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