dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
Two big kdrama hits are getting Chinese remakes and my main reaction is - whyyyyy?

Remake n1 is cdrama version of that (in)famous weepie Autumn in My Heart, otherwise known as the drama where kids who were brought up as siblings meet as adults and fall for each other. It's OK as it turns out they are not related. Ooops, she gets cancer and dies, and he's hit by a truck. Clearly, karma is telling them sibcest is a sin. No, I am not making this up. cdrama decided one go at the hystericathon is not enough and is remaking it with Zhang Han (best known as Mainland Domyouji. Well, at least he'll be making out with a fake sister and not a real one, a la Japanese Domyouji) as tragic hero, Jiang Kaitong as tragic heroine, and Dennis Oh as hero's best friend who falls for heroine to much angst. I find Dennis Oh's inclusion a bit weird, but he probably speaks Mandarin about as well as he speaks Korean :P. He also can't act his way out of a paper bag, but as long as he looks pretty while crying, I don't believe anyone will care.



Don't be fooled by the grins, they are more like death grimaces! I may check this out of sheer trainwreck syndrome.

Remake n2 is of the big romcom hit My Girl with Jimmy Lin in the lead role. My reaction is an even bigger "whyyyyyy?" than it is to AiMH remake. I adore Jimmy Lin to bits but My Girl is my most perfect romcom. I don't even like the genre and I adore MG with a fierce passion. I fail to see the need. No to mention, Jimmy Lin's own My Lucky Star was, in a lot of ways, a take on My Girl if Yoo Rin wanted Jung Woo instead.

Oh well. At least nobody marries his cancerous sister in that one.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
Two big kdrama hits are getting Chinese remakes and my main reaction is - whyyyyy?

Remake n1 is cdrama version of that (in)famous weepie Autumn in My Heart, otherwise known as the drama where kids who were brought up as siblings meet as adults and fall for each other. It's OK as it turns out they are not related. Ooops, she gets cancer and dies, and he's hit by a truck. Clearly, karma is telling them sibcest is a sin. No, I am not making this up. cdrama decided one go at the hystericathon is not enough and is remaking it with Zhang Han (best known as Mainland Domyouji. Well, at least he'll be making out with a fake sister and not a real one, a la Japanese Domyouji) as tragic hero, Jiang Kaitong as tragic heroine, and Dennis Oh as hero's best friend who falls for heroine to much angst. I find Dennis Oh's inclusion a bit weird, but he probably speaks Mandarin about as well as he speaks Korean :P. He also can't act his way out of a paper bag, but as long as he looks pretty while crying, I don't believe anyone will care.



Don't be fooled by the grins, they are more like death grimaces! I may check this out of sheer trainwreck syndrome.

Remake n2 is of the big romcom hit My Girl with Jimmy Lin in the lead role. My reaction is an even bigger "whyyyyyy?" than it is to AiMH remake. I adore Jimmy Lin to bits but My Girl is my most perfect romcom. I don't even like the genre and I adore MG with a fierce passion. I fail to see the need. No to mention, Jimmy Lin's own My Lucky Star was, in a lot of ways, a take on My Girl if Yoo Rin wanted Jung Woo instead.

Oh well. At least nobody marries his cancerous sister in that one.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
Two big kdrama hits are getting Chinese remakes and my main reaction is - whyyyyy?

Remake n1 is cdrama version of that (in)famous weepie Autumn in My Heart, otherwise known as the drama where kids who were brought up as siblings meet as adults and fall for each other. It's OK as it turns out they are not related. Ooops, she gets cancer and dies, and he's hit by a truck. Clearly, karma is telling them sibcest is a sin. No, I am not making this up. cdrama decided one go at the hystericathon is not enough and is remaking it with Zhang Han (best known as Mainland Domyouji. Well, at least he'll be making out with a fake sister and not a real one, a la Japanese Domyouji) as tragic hero, Jiang Kaitong as tragic heroine, and Dennis Oh as hero's best friend who falls for heroine to much angst. I find Dennis Oh's inclusion a bit weird, but he probably speaks Mandarin about as well as he speaks Korean :P. He also can't act his way out of a paper bag, but as long as he looks pretty while crying, I don't believe anyone will care.



Don't be fooled by the grins, they are more like death grimaces! I may check this out of sheer trainwreck syndrome.

Remake n2 is of the big romcom hit My Girl with Jimmy Lin in the lead role. My reaction is an even bigger "whyyyyyy?" than it is to AiMH remake. I adore Jimmy Lin to bits but My Girl is my most perfect romcom. I don't even like the genre and I adore MG with a fierce passion. I fail to see the need. No to mention, Jimmy Lin's own My Lucky Star was, in a lot of ways, a take on My Girl if Yoo Rin wanted Jung Woo instead.

Oh well. At least nobody marries his cancerous sister in that one.
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I am on episode 4 of My Girl rewatch and oh, I have forgotten how much I hated Tennis Girl! I hate her so much I refuse to remember her proper name.

Let's see: her long-term, serious boyfriend suffers a huge tragedy - both his parents die in a car crash. What does she do? She disappears without a word, to go play pro tennis around the world. For two years. No call, no note, no nothing - I bet he found out where she went from TV news. Then she gets back and demands he take her back.

The thing that drives me crazy isn't her deciding to pursue her goals instead of staying to support someone she supposedly loves and delaying these goals for just a short bit of time. That's not stellar, but it's understandable. It's going without a word, because she knew she'd feel guilty if she saw him, so she decided not to see him. WTF! And the worst part is Gong-Chan is an incredibly good, understanding guy - if she talked to him and explained that she feels awful for him but it's her only chance for success (not that it seemed to be or whatever) he would have never dreamt of keeping her back and she knows it!

So basically she dumped him without a word in the worst time of his life and never communicated and then is shocked shocked he does not want her back when she pops out of nowhere. "It was hard for me too." Really, really, bitch? Poor you, I weep for you and your freely chosen choice.

You know, for a relationship to work, a party does not need to be a paragon of unselfishness but they should be able to think of the other person at least somewhat and put themselves in the other person's shoes - but Tennis Girl is completely incapable of that - she doesn't seem to comprehend wants or emotions not her own.
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I am on episode 4 of My Girl rewatch and oh, I have forgotten how much I hated Tennis Girl! I hate her so much I refuse to remember her proper name.

Let's see: her long-term, serious boyfriend suffers a huge tragedy - both his parents die in a car crash. What does she do? She disappears without a word, to go play pro tennis around the world. For two years. No call, no note, no nothing - I bet he found out where she went from TV news. Then she gets back and demands he take her back.

The thing that drives me crazy isn't her deciding to pursue her goals instead of staying to support someone she supposedly loves and delaying these goals for just a short bit of time. That's not stellar, but it's understandable. It's going without a word, because she knew she'd feel guilty if she saw him, so she decided not to see him. WTF! And the worst part is Gong-Chan is an incredibly good, understanding guy - if she talked to him and explained that she feels awful for him but it's her only chance for success (not that it seemed to be or whatever) he would have never dreamt of keeping her back and she knows it!

So basically she dumped him without a word in the worst time of his life and never communicated and then is shocked shocked he does not want her back when she pops out of nowhere. "It was hard for me too." Really, really, bitch? Poor you, I weep for you and your freely chosen choice.

You know, for a relationship to work, a party does not need to be a paragon of unselfishness but they should be able to think of the other person at least somewhat and put themselves in the other person's shoes - but Tennis Girl is completely incapable of that - she doesn't seem to comprehend wants or emotions not her own.
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I am on episode 4 of My Girl rewatch and oh, I have forgotten how much I hated Tennis Girl! I hate her so much I refuse to remember her proper name.

Let's see: her long-term, serious boyfriend suffers a huge tragedy - both his parents die in a car crash. What does she do? She disappears without a word, to go play pro tennis around the world. For two years. No call, no note, no nothing - I bet he found out where she went from TV news. Then she gets back and demands he take her back.

The thing that drives me crazy isn't her deciding to pursue her goals instead of staying to support someone she supposedly loves and delaying these goals for just a short bit of time. That's not stellar, but it's understandable. It's going without a word, because she knew she'd feel guilty if she saw him, so she decided not to see him. WTF! And the worst part is Gong-Chan is an incredibly good, understanding guy - if she talked to him and explained that she feels awful for him but it's her only chance for success (not that it seemed to be or whatever) he would have never dreamt of keeping her back and she knows it!

So basically she dumped him without a word in the worst time of his life and never communicated and then is shocked shocked he does not want her back when she pops out of nowhere. "It was hard for me too." Really, really, bitch? Poor you, I weep for you and your freely chosen choice.

You know, for a relationship to work, a party does not need to be a paragon of unselfishness but they should be able to think of the other person at least somewhat and put themselves in the other person's shoes - but Tennis Girl is completely incapable of that - she doesn't seem to comprehend wants or emotions not her own.
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Am on episode 2 of My Girl in my rewatch and Oh My GUH - Jeong Woo!!!!

He is, without doubt, my favorite 'other guy' ever - I adore him ridiculously much. It says volumes about how well the drama is done that despite the fact that I adore him so (more than a lot of drama leads), I still ship Yu Rin with Gong Chan instead. And not just because after the life Yu Rin has lead, she needs someone like Gong Chan - someone rock steady - after her father, the charming and untrustworthy gambler, Jeong Woo is not for her - there is no 'security' in him - he is an adventurer without a doubt and there is nothing she'd like to do as much as to give up that sort of lifestyle. Gong Chan is such a good guy btw - a rare kdrama hero who is really awesome - he is very kind to her even when she is nobody to him.

This said, I did adore them together and hope Jeong Woo gets an awesome gal of his own. Here is a shippy MV:



I have to say, if you ever wanted Jeong Woo and Yu Rin to hook up, watch the Taiwanese drama My Lucky Star - the story is basically what would have happened if Jeong Woo and Yu Rin were the OTP.
dangermousie: (TODAW bw by bambinainnero)
Am on episode 2 of My Girl in my rewatch and Oh My GUH - Jeong Woo!!!!

He is, without doubt, my favorite 'other guy' ever - I adore him ridiculously much. It says volumes about how well the drama is done that despite the fact that I adore him so (more than a lot of drama leads), I still ship Yu Rin with Gong Chan instead. And not just because after the life Yu Rin has lead, she needs someone like Gong Chan - someone rock steady - after her father, the charming and untrustworthy gambler, Jeong Woo is not for her - there is no 'security' in him - he is an adventurer without a doubt and there is nothing she'd like to do as much as to give up that sort of lifestyle. Gong Chan is such a good guy btw - a rare kdrama hero who is really awesome - he is very kind to her even when she is nobody to him.

This said, I did adore them together and hope Jeong Woo gets an awesome gal of his own. Here is a shippy MV:



I have to say, if you ever wanted Jeong Woo and Yu Rin to hook up, watch the Taiwanese drama My Lucky Star - the story is basically what would have happened if Jeong Woo and Yu Rin were the OTP.
dangermousie: (TODAW bw by bambinainnero)
Am on episode 2 of My Girl in my rewatch and Oh My GUH - Jeong Woo!!!!

He is, without doubt, my favorite 'other guy' ever - I adore him ridiculously much. It says volumes about how well the drama is done that despite the fact that I adore him so (more than a lot of drama leads), I still ship Yu Rin with Gong Chan instead. And not just because after the life Yu Rin has lead, she needs someone like Gong Chan - someone rock steady - after her father, the charming and untrustworthy gambler, Jeong Woo is not for her - there is no 'security' in him - he is an adventurer without a doubt and there is nothing she'd like to do as much as to give up that sort of lifestyle. Gong Chan is such a good guy btw - a rare kdrama hero who is really awesome - he is very kind to her even when she is nobody to him.

This said, I did adore them together and hope Jeong Woo gets an awesome gal of his own. Here is a shippy MV:



I have to say, if you ever wanted Jeong Woo and Yu Rin to hook up, watch the Taiwanese drama My Lucky Star - the story is basically what would have happened if Jeong Woo and Yu Rin were the OTP.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
I was in a very bad mood last evening, so I did what every girl will do - bought a dozen-and-a half cupcakes and put in the DVDs of My Girl.

The cupcakes were overly ambitious (I ate 2. Luckily my Lord and Master likes cupcakes as well and we have a fridge) but My Girl was, as always, perfect. I only got through half an ep before needing to go to bed but was cheered up immensely.

Seol Gong Chan would SO be my drama boyfriend if I didn't hate his Grandfather (hilariously, that visceral loathing came upon me as soon as we saw him this time - because I remember his actions) and Joo Yu Rin is beyond adorable and is the reason Lee Da Hae is my favorite kdrama actress. I ship the two of them like mad (despite the presence of one of the most awesome other guys ever) because the drama completely sells me on them as OTP and as utterly right for each other.

My Girl is in my Top 5 kdramas. It is also my favorite of the Hong Sisters' dramas which, seeing that 3 of their 4 dramas made it into my Top 10, makes me Hong Sisters' slave for life.



If anyone has any interest in kdramas and has not yet seen this, you completely must!

My Girl's heroine, Joo Yu Rin is a con-artist but she is a kind one - her lies never really harm anyone and she's had to resort to this sort of thing to survive - her father is a gambler, constantly in debt, and perpetually on the run. She has to take care of herself as nobody else will.

Seol Gong Chan is that rarity among kdrama men - an actual emotional and mental adult who is not utterly screwed up. A manager of a lux hotel and an heir to a rich family, quiet, nobbody's fool, but kind, Gong Chan copes with his traumas without inflicting his miseries on everybody else (such a rarity in kdramas!) His Grandfather is dying racked with guilt over disowning his daughter whose marriage he disapproved of. The daughter and her husband since died, but their only child, a daughter, is missing. Grandpa is desperate to find her and Gong Chan would do anything to make his grandfather's last days easier. He just might be desperate enough to hire Yu Rin as the fake granddaughter, and Yu Rin just might be desperate enough to accept.

Why do I ship them so? It's as [livejournal.com profile] hope_fuleigh put it: "Because, despite all the lying and the things that she has seen as a result of the way that she grew up, she is this incredibly innocent, idealistic, childish little girl who really needs someone to look after her - which is something she has never really had...And Gong-chan... he's mature and responsible and a little too serious, but not broken as so many dorama leads are. If Yoo-rin never entered his life, he'd be fine and would probably have lived a moderately happy life; but once he meets her, and gets to know her and starts to fall in love with her, he NEEDS her, even if doesn't yet understand why. She's a light, a joy, that is missing from his life, that he doesn't know is missing until its there." (You should totally read her My Girl meta, it's awesome).

When I first watched My Girl, I marathonned it like a nutter (just click on 'my girl' tag and you'll see how much insane typing I did over that drama). Since then I rewatched fave bits but never the whole thing. But now I am doing so and it's as wonderful as I remember.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
I was in a very bad mood last evening, so I did what every girl will do - bought a dozen-and-a half cupcakes and put in the DVDs of My Girl.

The cupcakes were overly ambitious (I ate 2. Luckily my Lord and Master likes cupcakes as well and we have a fridge) but My Girl was, as always, perfect. I only got through half an ep before needing to go to bed but was cheered up immensely.

Seol Gong Chan would SO be my drama boyfriend if I didn't hate his Grandfather (hilariously, that visceral loathing came upon me as soon as we saw him this time - because I remember his actions) and Joo Yu Rin is beyond adorable and is the reason Lee Da Hae is my favorite kdrama actress. I ship the two of them like mad (despite the presence of one of the most awesome other guys ever) because the drama completely sells me on them as OTP and as utterly right for each other.

My Girl is in my Top 5 kdramas. It is also my favorite of the Hong Sisters' dramas which, seeing that 3 of their 4 dramas made it into my Top 10, makes me Hong Sisters' slave for life.



If anyone has any interest in kdramas and has not yet seen this, you completely must!

My Girl's heroine, Joo Yu Rin is a con-artist but she is a kind one - her lies never really harm anyone and she's had to resort to this sort of thing to survive - her father is a gambler, constantly in debt, and perpetually on the run. She has to take care of herself as nobody else will.

Seol Gong Chan is that rarity among kdrama men - an actual emotional and mental adult who is not utterly screwed up. A manager of a lux hotel and an heir to a rich family, quiet, nobbody's fool, but kind, Gong Chan copes with his traumas without inflicting his miseries on everybody else (such a rarity in kdramas!) His Grandfather is dying racked with guilt over disowning his daughter whose marriage he disapproved of. The daughter and her husband since died, but their only child, a daughter, is missing. Grandpa is desperate to find her and Gong Chan would do anything to make his grandfather's last days easier. He just might be desperate enough to hire Yu Rin as the fake granddaughter, and Yu Rin just might be desperate enough to accept.

Why do I ship them so? It's as [livejournal.com profile] hope_fuleigh put it: "Because, despite all the lying and the things that she has seen as a result of the way that she grew up, she is this incredibly innocent, idealistic, childish little girl who really needs someone to look after her - which is something she has never really had...And Gong-chan... he's mature and responsible and a little too serious, but not broken as so many dorama leads are. If Yoo-rin never entered his life, he'd be fine and would probably have lived a moderately happy life; but once he meets her, and gets to know her and starts to fall in love with her, he NEEDS her, even if doesn't yet understand why. She's a light, a joy, that is missing from his life, that he doesn't know is missing until its there." (You should totally read her My Girl meta, it's awesome).

When I first watched My Girl, I marathonned it like a nutter (just click on 'my girl' tag and you'll see how much insane typing I did over that drama). Since then I rewatched fave bits but never the whole thing. But now I am doing so and it's as wonderful as I remember.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
I was in a very bad mood last evening, so I did what every girl will do - bought a dozen-and-a half cupcakes and put in the DVDs of My Girl.

The cupcakes were overly ambitious (I ate 2. Luckily my Lord and Master likes cupcakes as well and we have a fridge) but My Girl was, as always, perfect. I only got through half an ep before needing to go to bed but was cheered up immensely.

Seol Gong Chan would SO be my drama boyfriend if I didn't hate his Grandfather (hilariously, that visceral loathing came upon me as soon as we saw him this time - because I remember his actions) and Joo Yu Rin is beyond adorable and is the reason Lee Da Hae is my favorite kdrama actress. I ship the two of them like mad (despite the presence of one of the most awesome other guys ever) because the drama completely sells me on them as OTP and as utterly right for each other.

My Girl is in my Top 5 kdramas. It is also my favorite of the Hong Sisters' dramas which, seeing that 3 of their 4 dramas made it into my Top 10, makes me Hong Sisters' slave for life.



If anyone has any interest in kdramas and has not yet seen this, you completely must!

My Girl's heroine, Joo Yu Rin is a con-artist but she is a kind one - her lies never really harm anyone and she's had to resort to this sort of thing to survive - her father is a gambler, constantly in debt, and perpetually on the run. She has to take care of herself as nobody else will.

Seol Gong Chan is that rarity among kdrama men - an actual emotional and mental adult who is not utterly screwed up. A manager of a lux hotel and an heir to a rich family, quiet, nobbody's fool, but kind, Gong Chan copes with his traumas without inflicting his miseries on everybody else (such a rarity in kdramas!) His Grandfather is dying racked with guilt over disowning his daughter whose marriage he disapproved of. The daughter and her husband since died, but their only child, a daughter, is missing. Grandpa is desperate to find her and Gong Chan would do anything to make his grandfather's last days easier. He just might be desperate enough to hire Yu Rin as the fake granddaughter, and Yu Rin just might be desperate enough to accept.

Why do I ship them so? It's as [livejournal.com profile] hope_fuleigh put it: "Because, despite all the lying and the things that she has seen as a result of the way that she grew up, she is this incredibly innocent, idealistic, childish little girl who really needs someone to look after her - which is something she has never really had...And Gong-chan... he's mature and responsible and a little too serious, but not broken as so many dorama leads are. If Yoo-rin never entered his life, he'd be fine and would probably have lived a moderately happy life; but once he meets her, and gets to know her and starts to fall in love with her, he NEEDS her, even if doesn't yet understand why. She's a light, a joy, that is missing from his life, that he doesn't know is missing until its there." (You should totally read her My Girl meta, it's awesome).

When I first watched My Girl, I marathonned it like a nutter (just click on 'my girl' tag and you'll see how much insane typing I did over that drama). Since then I rewatched fave bits but never the whole thing. But now I am doing so and it's as wonderful as I remember.
dangermousie: (HGD kiss by miss-dian)
Mad Squee! Hong Sisters, my favorite drama screenwriters, have another drama in the works - something about an idol group.

But honestly, who cares about the topic? Seeing that three of their four dramas are in my kdrama Top 10 (My Girl, DGCH and Hong Gil Dong. Couple or Trouble was not bad but was not my thing), it could be about anything and I'll still watch madly.

If you want a sample of their work, check out the mvs for three of their dramas )
dangermousie: (HGD kiss by miss-dian)
Mad Squee! Hong Sisters, my favorite drama screenwriters, have another drama in the works - something about an idol group.

But honestly, who cares about the topic? Seeing that three of their four dramas are in my kdrama Top 10 (My Girl, DGCH and Hong Gil Dong. Couple or Trouble was not bad but was not my thing), it could be about anything and I'll still watch madly.

If you want a sample of their work, check out the mvs for three of their dramas )
dangermousie: (HGD kiss by miss-dian)
Mad Squee! Hong Sisters, my favorite drama screenwriters, have another drama in the works - something about an idol group.

But honestly, who cares about the topic? Seeing that three of their four dramas are in my kdrama Top 10 (My Girl, DGCH and Hong Gil Dong. Couple or Trouble was not bad but was not my thing), it could be about anything and I'll still watch madly.

If you want a sample of their work, check out the mvs for three of their dramas )
dangermousie: (HGD sleep by miss-dian)
First off, to the news: apparently they cast Umi for BOF. Ahahahahahaaa! How they are going to fit amnesia with two eps remaining and about 80 plot points unresolved, I have no idea. Seriously, by now I watch BOF the way I would a trainwreck (and yes, they fit it into one ep in Hanadan2, but Hanadan2 had very fast pace to start with, no other outstanding issues, and, unlike with this writer, I trusted Hanadan2 writer who knew what he was doing).

You know why I did only GE/YJ picspam? I took other caps throughout the ep, but I didn't even feel like bothering to upload them. I think ep 23 finally wore even me down and I am losing interest faster than this story lost all common sense. I felt close to nothing during either happy happy date or angsty angsty break-up: these characters ceased to make any emotional sense to me some time back so I have no emotional investment in them. Plus, by this point I find Jandi and Jun Pyo so irritating, I just want them to resolve their boring issues brought on by their boring passivity, and get off my screen. Not to mention the chemistry between them seemed lacking in this ep.

Honestly, lamest break-up in a drama I have ever seen. I cried during break-up in Hanadan2, and when I saw Meteor Garden for the first time, there might have been a sniffle or two as well. Here? Nothing. But then here I don't even believe in their love in the first place...

Btw, now I know dramabeans and myself have polar opposite in tastes - she didn't like My Girl and the way the story was wrapped up there, and to me, it's one of the most perfectly made dramas out there, and the resolution is pitch-perfect in making sense.

But then, MG had the Hong Sisters writing it (three of their four dramas are in my Top 10) and this has a lady whose overwhelming characteristics seem to be a crush on Kim Hyun Joong and utter inability to write.
dangermousie: (HGD sleep by miss-dian)
First off, to the news: apparently they cast Umi for BOF. Ahahahahahaaa! How they are going to fit amnesia with two eps remaining and about 80 plot points unresolved, I have no idea. Seriously, by now I watch BOF the way I would a trainwreck (and yes, they fit it into one ep in Hanadan2, but Hanadan2 had very fast pace to start with, no other outstanding issues, and, unlike with this writer, I trusted Hanadan2 writer who knew what he was doing).

You know why I did only GE/YJ picspam? I took other caps throughout the ep, but I didn't even feel like bothering to upload them. I think ep 23 finally wore even me down and I am losing interest faster than this story lost all common sense. I felt close to nothing during either happy happy date or angsty angsty break-up: these characters ceased to make any emotional sense to me some time back so I have no emotional investment in them. Plus, by this point I find Jandi and Jun Pyo so irritating, I just want them to resolve their boring issues brought on by their boring passivity, and get off my screen. Not to mention the chemistry between them seemed lacking in this ep.

Honestly, lamest break-up in a drama I have ever seen. I cried during break-up in Hanadan2, and when I saw Meteor Garden for the first time, there might have been a sniffle or two as well. Here? Nothing. But then here I don't even believe in their love in the first place...

Btw, now I know dramabeans and myself have polar opposite in tastes - she didn't like My Girl and the way the story was wrapped up there, and to me, it's one of the most perfectly made dramas out there, and the resolution is pitch-perfect in making sense.

But then, MG had the Hong Sisters writing it (three of their four dramas are in my Top 10) and this has a lady whose overwhelming characteristics seem to be a crush on Kim Hyun Joong and utter inability to write.
dangermousie: (HGD sleep by miss-dian)
First off, to the news: apparently they cast Umi for BOF. Ahahahahahaaa! How they are going to fit amnesia with two eps remaining and about 80 plot points unresolved, I have no idea. Seriously, by now I watch BOF the way I would a trainwreck (and yes, they fit it into one ep in Hanadan2, but Hanadan2 had very fast pace to start with, no other outstanding issues, and, unlike with this writer, I trusted Hanadan2 writer who knew what he was doing).

You know why I did only GE/YJ picspam? I took other caps throughout the ep, but I didn't even feel like bothering to upload them. I think ep 23 finally wore even me down and I am losing interest faster than this story lost all common sense. I felt close to nothing during either happy happy date or angsty angsty break-up: these characters ceased to make any emotional sense to me some time back so I have no emotional investment in them. Plus, by this point I find Jandi and Jun Pyo so irritating, I just want them to resolve their boring issues brought on by their boring passivity, and get off my screen. Not to mention the chemistry between them seemed lacking in this ep.

Honestly, lamest break-up in a drama I have ever seen. I cried during break-up in Hanadan2, and when I saw Meteor Garden for the first time, there might have been a sniffle or two as well. Here? Nothing. But then here I don't even believe in their love in the first place...

Btw, now I know dramabeans and myself have polar opposite in tastes - she didn't like My Girl and the way the story was wrapped up there, and to me, it's one of the most perfectly made dramas out there, and the resolution is pitch-perfect in making sense.

But then, MG had the Hong Sisters writing it (three of their four dramas are in my Top 10) and this has a lady whose overwhelming characteristics seem to be a crush on Kim Hyun Joong and utter inability to write.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
You know, sometimes I forget just how wonderful My Girl is and how I fell so madly in love with it, and then I see something to remind me!



For the two people on my flist who are into dramas but haven't heard of My Girl (I blabbered about it like mad when I watched it), the story is about Yu Rin, a poor but resourceful scammer who gets hired by a nice if reserved hotel magnate to impersonate his grandfather's long-lost grandaughter (i.e. his cousin) to ease the dying gentleman's last hours - but it all goes out of control.

A prickly girl who's been knocked about by life and a really nice guy who is good at taking care of her? Is one of my favorite fictional things. Dramas often love to have couples which are antagonistic or the guy is a jerk or what not because it adds emo, but that kind of relationship makes me wonder why the parties want to be together. Here, Yu Rin and Gong Chan click - and both are actually very good people, even if Yu Rin tries to hide it. Yu Rin is a total darling, one of my all-time favorite kdrama heroines and Gong Chan is a rare hero I could see wanting to date in real life. There is nothing I would change about it: it's funny, it's heart-breaking, it's perfectly paced. So many kdramas are draggy, but My Girl never was. And it doesn't rely on some OTT eventa to get you to care - Yu Rin doesn't get amnesia, Gong Chan doesn't find out he has cancer, Jung Woo doesn't realize he is Yu Rin's half-brother or whatever. No, I cared for what happened to these people not because the events were outrageous but because I fell so deeply in love with their characters. And Lee Da Hae and Lee Dong Wook have crazy, crazy chemistry!

Look at this unspoilery MV that I found. Not only is it awesome, it uses a song from the drama's soundtrack, and that song happens to be one of my favorite kdrama ost songs ever.

dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
You know, sometimes I forget just how wonderful My Girl is and how I fell so madly in love with it, and then I see something to remind me!



For the two people on my flist who are into dramas but haven't heard of My Girl (I blabbered about it like mad when I watched it), the story is about Yu Rin, a poor but resourceful scammer who gets hired by a nice if reserved hotel magnate to impersonate his grandfather's long-lost grandaughter (i.e. his cousin) to ease the dying gentleman's last hours - but it all goes out of control.

A prickly girl who's been knocked about by life and a really nice guy who is good at taking care of her? Is one of my favorite fictional things. Dramas often love to have couples which are antagonistic or the guy is a jerk or what not because it adds emo, but that kind of relationship makes me wonder why the parties want to be together. Here, Yu Rin and Gong Chan click - and both are actually very good people, even if Yu Rin tries to hide it. Yu Rin is a total darling, one of my all-time favorite kdrama heroines and Gong Chan is a rare hero I could see wanting to date in real life. There is nothing I would change about it: it's funny, it's heart-breaking, it's perfectly paced. So many kdramas are draggy, but My Girl never was. And it doesn't rely on some OTT eventa to get you to care - Yu Rin doesn't get amnesia, Gong Chan doesn't find out he has cancer, Jung Woo doesn't realize he is Yu Rin's half-brother or whatever. No, I cared for what happened to these people not because the events were outrageous but because I fell so deeply in love with their characters. And Lee Da Hae and Lee Dong Wook have crazy, crazy chemistry!

Look at this unspoilery MV that I found. Not only is it awesome, it uses a song from the drama's soundtrack, and that song happens to be one of my favorite kdrama ost songs ever.

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