dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: grin by miss-dian)
Alas, it's not Winter Sonata :P I want my crying in the snow now done by repressed WASPs, dammit! Who think they are half-siblings. And go blind. Alas.

No, apparently (according to javabeans), US is going to be turning My Name is Kim Sam Soon into a NBC TV prime-time show.

Hmmm. I can actually see how the premise would work as an American show. 30-something, relatively plain woman finds out her boyfriend is a cheating hor, and jump-kicks her life by getting a job as a patissier in a bakery, potentially hooking up with her sexy but immature new boss (who has a TRAGIC past), being surrounded by a cooky but endearing family and friends etc.

I will check it out if for nothing else than amusingness factor. I am one of five people who disliked MNIKSS despite its near cult-status (immature hero! heroine I wanted to murder!) so I am not worried about the 'sacred cow' aspect. Now, if they got their mitts into Legend, I'd probably go as berserk as when Japan remade Mawang :)
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: grin by miss-dian)
Alas, it's not Winter Sonata :P I want my crying in the snow now done by repressed WASPs, dammit! Who think they are half-siblings. And go blind. Alas.

No, apparently (according to javabeans), US is going to be turning My Name is Kim Sam Soon into a NBC TV prime-time show.

Hmmm. I can actually see how the premise would work as an American show. 30-something, relatively plain woman finds out her boyfriend is a cheating hor, and jump-kicks her life by getting a job as a patissier in a bakery, potentially hooking up with her sexy but immature new boss (who has a TRAGIC past), being surrounded by a cooky but endearing family and friends etc.

I will check it out if for nothing else than amusingness factor. I am one of five people who disliked MNIKSS despite its near cult-status (immature hero! heroine I wanted to murder!) so I am not worried about the 'sacred cow' aspect. Now, if they got their mitts into Legend, I'd probably go as berserk as when Japan remade Mawang :)
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: grin by miss-dian)
Alas, it's not Winter Sonata :P I want my crying in the snow now done by repressed WASPs, dammit! Who think they are half-siblings. And go blind. Alas.

No, apparently (according to javabeans), US is going to be turning My Name is Kim Sam Soon into a NBC TV prime-time show.

Hmmm. I can actually see how the premise would work as an American show. 30-something, relatively plain woman finds out her boyfriend is a cheating hor, and jump-kicks her life by getting a job as a patissier in a bakery, potentially hooking up with her sexy but immature new boss (who has a TRAGIC past), being surrounded by a cooky but endearing family and friends etc.

I will check it out if for nothing else than amusingness factor. I am one of five people who disliked MNIKSS despite its near cult-status (immature hero! heroine I wanted to murder!) so I am not worried about the 'sacred cow' aspect. Now, if they got their mitts into Legend, I'd probably go as berserk as when Japan remade Mawang :)
dangermousie: (HGD Yi Nok by miss-dian)
1. I don't like Lee Adama on Battlestar Galactica. I don't dislike him either. I think he is a fine enough person, but fictionally I find him boring. It's like a switch flipped off in S4. I couldn't care less if he disappeared forever. Also, most of cylons could be nuked and I'd applaud. In case everyone forgets, they did perpetrate the annihilation of most of the humans.

2. Donna in this season of Doctor Who is awesome but if they kill her off at the end, I won't be upset. I have no emotional involvement in the characters this season, beyond 'oooh, Tennant looks pretty when he angsts.'

3. I dislike My Name is Kim Sam Soon. This might be one of the most popular and beloved dramas out there, but I am not just indifferent to it (a la Devil Beside You), I actively dislike it. I don't have any negative feelings carried over towards the male lead because I saw him in a drama I adored first, but since it was the first thing I've seen the female lead in, I am actually reluctant to watch anything else with her.

4. Supernatural brings on the pretty. It brings on nothing else. Nothing wrong with that, but seriously, it's not some sort of TV revelation.

5. I don't like Jane Austen. She is technically brilliant, but there is no genuine emotion or warmth in any of her stories, and permit me not to care about a bunch of well-off, snobbish upper class individuals. Lizzy strikes me as a shallow, self-satisfied woman too fond of making fun of at others' expense, and much too concerned with societal norms. And let's not even get into snobbish Emma or saintly-martyr Elinor. Or Fanny! Persuasion is the only of her novels I genuinely like, though Northanger Abbey is also somewhere in the like category. The rest are well-written and entertaining but entirely empty. Give me the Brontes' emotion or Gaskell or Dickens' awareness of social realities any day.

6. It's not cooler just because it's slash. It's not cooler just because it's het. It's not cooler just because it's gen. Seriously. If the story and characters are interesting, then it's cool. The type of relationships you prefer does not make it inherently superior to other stories.

I am sure there is lots more but that's enough of contrariness for the day...
dangermousie: (HGD Yi Nok by miss-dian)
1. I don't like Lee Adama on Battlestar Galactica. I don't dislike him either. I think he is a fine enough person, but fictionally I find him boring. It's like a switch flipped off in S4. I couldn't care less if he disappeared forever. Also, most of cylons could be nuked and I'd applaud. In case everyone forgets, they did perpetrate the annihilation of most of the humans.

2. Donna in this season of Doctor Who is awesome but if they kill her off at the end, I won't be upset. I have no emotional involvement in the characters this season, beyond 'oooh, Tennant looks pretty when he angsts.'

3. I dislike My Name is Kim Sam Soon. This might be one of the most popular and beloved dramas out there, but I am not just indifferent to it (a la Devil Beside You), I actively dislike it. I don't have any negative feelings carried over towards the male lead because I saw him in a drama I adored first, but since it was the first thing I've seen the female lead in, I am actually reluctant to watch anything else with her.

4. Supernatural brings on the pretty. It brings on nothing else. Nothing wrong with that, but seriously, it's not some sort of TV revelation.

5. I don't like Jane Austen. She is technically brilliant, but there is no genuine emotion or warmth in any of her stories, and permit me not to care about a bunch of well-off, snobbish upper class individuals. Lizzy strikes me as a shallow, self-satisfied woman too fond of making fun of at others' expense, and much too concerned with societal norms. And let's not even get into snobbish Emma or saintly-martyr Elinor. Or Fanny! Persuasion is the only of her novels I genuinely like, though Northanger Abbey is also somewhere in the like category. The rest are well-written and entertaining but entirely empty. Give me the Brontes' emotion or Gaskell or Dickens' awareness of social realities any day.

6. It's not cooler just because it's slash. It's not cooler just because it's het. It's not cooler just because it's gen. Seriously. If the story and characters are interesting, then it's cool. The type of relationships you prefer does not make it inherently superior to other stories.

I am sure there is lots more but that's enough of contrariness for the day...
dangermousie: (HGD Yi Nok by miss-dian)
1. I don't like Lee Adama on Battlestar Galactica. I don't dislike him either. I think he is a fine enough person, but fictionally I find him boring. It's like a switch flipped off in S4. I couldn't care less if he disappeared forever. Also, most of cylons could be nuked and I'd applaud. In case everyone forgets, they did perpetrate the annihilation of most of the humans.

2. Donna in this season of Doctor Who is awesome but if they kill her off at the end, I won't be upset. I have no emotional involvement in the characters this season, beyond 'oooh, Tennant looks pretty when he angsts.'

3. I dislike My Name is Kim Sam Soon. This might be one of the most popular and beloved dramas out there, but I am not just indifferent to it (a la Devil Beside You), I actively dislike it. I don't have any negative feelings carried over towards the male lead because I saw him in a drama I adored first, but since it was the first thing I've seen the female lead in, I am actually reluctant to watch anything else with her.

4. Supernatural brings on the pretty. It brings on nothing else. Nothing wrong with that, but seriously, it's not some sort of TV revelation.

5. I don't like Jane Austen. She is technically brilliant, but there is no genuine emotion or warmth in any of her stories, and permit me not to care about a bunch of well-off, snobbish upper class individuals. Lizzy strikes me as a shallow, self-satisfied woman too fond of making fun of at others' expense, and much too concerned with societal norms. And let's not even get into snobbish Emma or saintly-martyr Elinor. Or Fanny! Persuasion is the only of her novels I genuinely like, though Northanger Abbey is also somewhere in the like category. The rest are well-written and entertaining but entirely empty. Give me the Brontes' emotion or Gaskell or Dickens' awareness of social realities any day.

6. It's not cooler just because it's slash. It's not cooler just because it's het. It's not cooler just because it's gen. Seriously. If the story and characters are interesting, then it's cool. The type of relationships you prefer does not make it inherently superior to other stories.

I am sure there is lots more but that's enough of contrariness for the day...
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal by miss_dian)
During this weekend, I found I had a few hours to kill, so I picked up my watching of Only You, a kdrama starring Han Chae-Young and Jo Hyun Jae, something I tried a few months back and stopped at ep 2. OY is about a female aspiring chef (HCY) whose life gets detailed when she meets a rich guy hunting for his Mom in Italy (JHJ). They have one-night stand, she ends up with a baby, they meet six years later when he hires her for his restaurant. Today I got through ep 9 with a lot of fast-forwarding.

Will I finish it? Yes, I am a completist. Is it a drama I would recommend? Not really. It's not a bad drama, and probably would have been nice to watch in a ep-a-week-after-a-long-day sort of way, but in a combination of weakness of script/actors, it just doesn't grab at all.

I think the biggest flaw of the drama is a lack of genuine emotion in either the script and actors. I can buy some incredible things if the emotion feels real, but it does not here...The script doesn't sparkle, but the fault is also in the actors, IMO, both of whom are perfectly capable but aren't amazing enough to rise above the limitations of the script. JHJ looks like a hot middle-manager (WTF is with the haircut btw? He was smoking with a buzz-cut in Nine-Tailed Fox from what I saw, but longer hair is not his thing) and he is very competent, but he cannot tear out my heart with one look, the way someone like Jo In Sung or Lee Seo Jin can. And HCY is very pretty, but except in Delightful Girl Chun-Hyang, which I think might have been written specifically for her, she has never impressed with her acting skill. She is no Song Hye Kyo or Shin Min Ah.

The story makes me think of some sort of hybrid of Something Happened in Bali, My Name is Kim Sam Soon, and Save the Last Dance, but the problem is...it doesn't work the same way.

Just like Bali, it tries to go for the vibe of the rich boy from dysfunctional family employing poor girl who is strong-willed and won't put up with his family or 'selfishness.' Oh, and a poor guy who likes her and who she might like. But it's no Bali, which, to date, remains the only 'phenomenon' kdrama I really adored. It lacks the emotional punch of Bali, which was just as intense and passionate as it could be disturbing and harsh. Of course, it doesn't help that the rich family in OY is not the collection of everyday monsters as in Bali (ugh, Jae-Min's father still wins 'worst Dad' award hands down, a tough competition, and the rest of them aren't much better). Bali family is awful, in a very believable fashion, and of course that also leads to my interest in Bali's Jae-Min, a product of this messed-up house. The family in OY is snobby and a bit cold. So? A lot of families are like that, and I can honestly buy why they wouldn't be keen on their son hooking up with barely employed single mother. The angle of the OTP's love being so strong for withstanding all of family opposition seems to ring rather hollow. And of course, this makes me view JHJ's character as rather annoying and selfish in a not very interesting fashion. I loved Bali so much because of Jae-Min, who was this complicated, contradictory, wholly damaged and wholy irresistable mess. You really bought both into his uncontrollable passion for Ha Ji Won's character, and the extent of his dysfunction. Granted, in part this is because Jo In Sung is one of the best Korean actors I've seen (have you watched A Dirty Carnival? OMG), and JHJ just isn't in the same league, but another reason is the script and the fact that I just can't sense that degree of urgency and desperation in OY's story. It doesn't help that HCY's character does not have the same combination of 'little girl lost' and desperately needy and rather strong that Ha Ji Won had in Bali (and, let's face it, Ha Ji Won is a better actress). The OTP interactions in Bali were all levels of passionate and dysfunctional and riveting (the chemistry didn't hurt). JHJ and HCY and their characters are just going through the motions.

It is also like Save the Last Dance, in that a girl desperately gets a job in a place where her old flame is boss and the love is rekindled, despite her unsuitability. But once again...no. And not just because of chemistry (Eugene and Ji Sung burned up the screen) but because StLD spent episodes and episodes on developing its OTP love as true and sweet and pure. I could buy them as (to use a corny word) soulmates, but in OY...they had a one-night stand. Come on. I am supposed to buy it as something more but I can't. Neither the acting nor the writing support it. And of course, Eugene portrayed optimism and fragility but HCY doesn't engage my empathy the same way. And Ji Sung's character was just so incredibly sweet, in a rather reserved fashion, but I am hard pressed to find JHJ's character either sweet or magnetic.

It is also a little like Kim Sam Soon, where a chef ends up hooking up with her boss. I am in the minority of not being a KSS fan, probably because I couldn't really connect to the characters or feel the genuineness of the OTP's emotion, but even with my dislike for KSS, the writing was indubitably sharper, and plus, Daniel Henney! :)

So basically, it's not bad, and I will finish, but it's a rare kdrama where I can't feel the emotion. (Even something like Loveholic, which was very flawed, made me feel the characters loved and suffered).
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal by miss_dian)
During this weekend, I found I had a few hours to kill, so I picked up my watching of Only You, a kdrama starring Han Chae-Young and Jo Hyun Jae, something I tried a few months back and stopped at ep 2. OY is about a female aspiring chef (HCY) whose life gets detailed when she meets a rich guy hunting for his Mom in Italy (JHJ). They have one-night stand, she ends up with a baby, they meet six years later when he hires her for his restaurant. Today I got through ep 9 with a lot of fast-forwarding.

Will I finish it? Yes, I am a completist. Is it a drama I would recommend? Not really. It's not a bad drama, and probably would have been nice to watch in a ep-a-week-after-a-long-day sort of way, but in a combination of weakness of script/actors, it just doesn't grab at all.

I think the biggest flaw of the drama is a lack of genuine emotion in either the script and actors. I can buy some incredible things if the emotion feels real, but it does not here...The script doesn't sparkle, but the fault is also in the actors, IMO, both of whom are perfectly capable but aren't amazing enough to rise above the limitations of the script. JHJ looks like a hot middle-manager (WTF is with the haircut btw? He was smoking with a buzz-cut in Nine-Tailed Fox from what I saw, but longer hair is not his thing) and he is very competent, but he cannot tear out my heart with one look, the way someone like Jo In Sung or Lee Seo Jin can. And HCY is very pretty, but except in Delightful Girl Chun-Hyang, which I think might have been written specifically for her, she has never impressed with her acting skill. She is no Song Hye Kyo or Shin Min Ah.

The story makes me think of some sort of hybrid of Something Happened in Bali, My Name is Kim Sam Soon, and Save the Last Dance, but the problem is...it doesn't work the same way.

Just like Bali, it tries to go for the vibe of the rich boy from dysfunctional family employing poor girl who is strong-willed and won't put up with his family or 'selfishness.' Oh, and a poor guy who likes her and who she might like. But it's no Bali, which, to date, remains the only 'phenomenon' kdrama I really adored. It lacks the emotional punch of Bali, which was just as intense and passionate as it could be disturbing and harsh. Of course, it doesn't help that the rich family in OY is not the collection of everyday monsters as in Bali (ugh, Jae-Min's father still wins 'worst Dad' award hands down, a tough competition, and the rest of them aren't much better). Bali family is awful, in a very believable fashion, and of course that also leads to my interest in Bali's Jae-Min, a product of this messed-up house. The family in OY is snobby and a bit cold. So? A lot of families are like that, and I can honestly buy why they wouldn't be keen on their son hooking up with barely employed single mother. The angle of the OTP's love being so strong for withstanding all of family opposition seems to ring rather hollow. And of course, this makes me view JHJ's character as rather annoying and selfish in a not very interesting fashion. I loved Bali so much because of Jae-Min, who was this complicated, contradictory, wholly damaged and wholy irresistable mess. You really bought both into his uncontrollable passion for Ha Ji Won's character, and the extent of his dysfunction. Granted, in part this is because Jo In Sung is one of the best Korean actors I've seen (have you watched A Dirty Carnival? OMG), and JHJ just isn't in the same league, but another reason is the script and the fact that I just can't sense that degree of urgency and desperation in OY's story. It doesn't help that HCY's character does not have the same combination of 'little girl lost' and desperately needy and rather strong that Ha Ji Won had in Bali (and, let's face it, Ha Ji Won is a better actress). The OTP interactions in Bali were all levels of passionate and dysfunctional and riveting (the chemistry didn't hurt). JHJ and HCY and their characters are just going through the motions.

It is also like Save the Last Dance, in that a girl desperately gets a job in a place where her old flame is boss and the love is rekindled, despite her unsuitability. But once again...no. And not just because of chemistry (Eugene and Ji Sung burned up the screen) but because StLD spent episodes and episodes on developing its OTP love as true and sweet and pure. I could buy them as (to use a corny word) soulmates, but in OY...they had a one-night stand. Come on. I am supposed to buy it as something more but I can't. Neither the acting nor the writing support it. And of course, Eugene portrayed optimism and fragility but HCY doesn't engage my empathy the same way. And Ji Sung's character was just so incredibly sweet, in a rather reserved fashion, but I am hard pressed to find JHJ's character either sweet or magnetic.

It is also a little like Kim Sam Soon, where a chef ends up hooking up with her boss. I am in the minority of not being a KSS fan, probably because I couldn't really connect to the characters or feel the genuineness of the OTP's emotion, but even with my dislike for KSS, the writing was indubitably sharper, and plus, Daniel Henney! :)

So basically, it's not bad, and I will finish, but it's a rare kdrama where I can't feel the emotion. (Even something like Loveholic, which was very flawed, made me feel the characters loved and suffered).
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal by miss_dian)
During this weekend, I found I had a few hours to kill, so I picked up my watching of Only You, a kdrama starring Han Chae-Young and Jo Hyun Jae, something I tried a few months back and stopped at ep 2. OY is about a female aspiring chef (HCY) whose life gets detailed when she meets a rich guy hunting for his Mom in Italy (JHJ). They have one-night stand, she ends up with a baby, they meet six years later when he hires her for his restaurant. Today I got through ep 9 with a lot of fast-forwarding.

Will I finish it? Yes, I am a completist. Is it a drama I would recommend? Not really. It's not a bad drama, and probably would have been nice to watch in a ep-a-week-after-a-long-day sort of way, but in a combination of weakness of script/actors, it just doesn't grab at all.

I think the biggest flaw of the drama is a lack of genuine emotion in either the script and actors. I can buy some incredible things if the emotion feels real, but it does not here...The script doesn't sparkle, but the fault is also in the actors, IMO, both of whom are perfectly capable but aren't amazing enough to rise above the limitations of the script. JHJ looks like a hot middle-manager (WTF is with the haircut btw? He was smoking with a buzz-cut in Nine-Tailed Fox from what I saw, but longer hair is not his thing) and he is very competent, but he cannot tear out my heart with one look, the way someone like Jo In Sung or Lee Seo Jin can. And HCY is very pretty, but except in Delightful Girl Chun-Hyang, which I think might have been written specifically for her, she has never impressed with her acting skill. She is no Song Hye Kyo or Shin Min Ah.

The story makes me think of some sort of hybrid of Something Happened in Bali, My Name is Kim Sam Soon, and Save the Last Dance, but the problem is...it doesn't work the same way.

Just like Bali, it tries to go for the vibe of the rich boy from dysfunctional family employing poor girl who is strong-willed and won't put up with his family or 'selfishness.' Oh, and a poor guy who likes her and who she might like. But it's no Bali, which, to date, remains the only 'phenomenon' kdrama I really adored. It lacks the emotional punch of Bali, which was just as intense and passionate as it could be disturbing and harsh. Of course, it doesn't help that the rich family in OY is not the collection of everyday monsters as in Bali (ugh, Jae-Min's father still wins 'worst Dad' award hands down, a tough competition, and the rest of them aren't much better). Bali family is awful, in a very believable fashion, and of course that also leads to my interest in Bali's Jae-Min, a product of this messed-up house. The family in OY is snobby and a bit cold. So? A lot of families are like that, and I can honestly buy why they wouldn't be keen on their son hooking up with barely employed single mother. The angle of the OTP's love being so strong for withstanding all of family opposition seems to ring rather hollow. And of course, this makes me view JHJ's character as rather annoying and selfish in a not very interesting fashion. I loved Bali so much because of Jae-Min, who was this complicated, contradictory, wholly damaged and wholy irresistable mess. You really bought both into his uncontrollable passion for Ha Ji Won's character, and the extent of his dysfunction. Granted, in part this is because Jo In Sung is one of the best Korean actors I've seen (have you watched A Dirty Carnival? OMG), and JHJ just isn't in the same league, but another reason is the script and the fact that I just can't sense that degree of urgency and desperation in OY's story. It doesn't help that HCY's character does not have the same combination of 'little girl lost' and desperately needy and rather strong that Ha Ji Won had in Bali (and, let's face it, Ha Ji Won is a better actress). The OTP interactions in Bali were all levels of passionate and dysfunctional and riveting (the chemistry didn't hurt). JHJ and HCY and their characters are just going through the motions.

It is also like Save the Last Dance, in that a girl desperately gets a job in a place where her old flame is boss and the love is rekindled, despite her unsuitability. But once again...no. And not just because of chemistry (Eugene and Ji Sung burned up the screen) but because StLD spent episodes and episodes on developing its OTP love as true and sweet and pure. I could buy them as (to use a corny word) soulmates, but in OY...they had a one-night stand. Come on. I am supposed to buy it as something more but I can't. Neither the acting nor the writing support it. And of course, Eugene portrayed optimism and fragility but HCY doesn't engage my empathy the same way. And Ji Sung's character was just so incredibly sweet, in a rather reserved fashion, but I am hard pressed to find JHJ's character either sweet or magnetic.

It is also a little like Kim Sam Soon, where a chef ends up hooking up with her boss. I am in the minority of not being a KSS fan, probably because I couldn't really connect to the characters or feel the genuineness of the OTP's emotion, but even with my dislike for KSS, the writing was indubitably sharper, and plus, Daniel Henney! :)

So basically, it's not bad, and I will finish, but it's a rare kdrama where I can't feel the emotion. (Even something like Loveholic, which was very flawed, made me feel the characters loved and suffered).
dangermousie: (Snow Queen by alexandral)
I have finished My Name is Kim Sam Soon.

Hmmmmmm.

I have decidedly mixed views on this drama. It was entertaining but not going anywhere near my Top 10.

Yes, I realize I risk being disowned by flist, but here it is.

What I liked and what I didn't )
dangermousie: (Snow Queen by alexandral)
I have finished My Name is Kim Sam Soon.

Hmmmmmm.

I have decidedly mixed views on this drama. It was entertaining but not going anywhere near my Top 10.

Yes, I realize I risk being disowned by flist, but here it is.

What I liked and what I didn't )
dangermousie: (Snow Queen by alexandral)
I have finished My Name is Kim Sam Soon.

Hmmmmmm.

I have decidedly mixed views on this drama. It was entertaining but not going anywhere near my Top 10.

Yes, I realize I risk being disowned by flist, but here it is.

What I liked and what I didn't )
dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
Doctor Henry Kim trying live octopus out at dinner with Hee-Jin?

ROCKS MY WORLD.

Now we know he really loves the girl :)

Seriously, though. That scene in the restaurant was my favorite scene in the whole drama. How he can tell right away something is wrong because 'you always laugh when something's wrong.'

And she obliquely refers to her problems with Ji-Heon and is all talking about how shine comes off things, slowly, and how she used to shine but after surgery and chemo and being sick, she doesn't shine any more.

And he looks straight at her, and he is dead serious, not like usual, and tells her: 'You still shine.'

OMG.

OMG!!!!

Forget Ji-Heon/Sam-Soon. It's Hee-Jin and Henry I am interested in!!!

Honestly, I love this drama because I love all four of them to bits, even the totally confused because he doesn't realize he likes Sam-Soon now Ji-Heon. OMG. When he broke up her date again, and called Hee-Jin Sam-Soon's name, and asked her not to see other men, and looked like a beaten puppy when she told him to leave? Awesome.

I also love the Chef and SS' sister. The sexing was hilarious and awesome. And I love the Mom and SS and SS' sister trio. I love how awesome they are together. Women bonding.

But none of it is as awesome as Doc Henry.
dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
Doctor Henry Kim trying live octopus out at dinner with Hee-Jin?

ROCKS MY WORLD.

Now we know he really loves the girl :)

Seriously, though. That scene in the restaurant was my favorite scene in the whole drama. How he can tell right away something is wrong because 'you always laugh when something's wrong.'

And she obliquely refers to her problems with Ji-Heon and is all talking about how shine comes off things, slowly, and how she used to shine but after surgery and chemo and being sick, she doesn't shine any more.

And he looks straight at her, and he is dead serious, not like usual, and tells her: 'You still shine.'

OMG.

OMG!!!!

Forget Ji-Heon/Sam-Soon. It's Hee-Jin and Henry I am interested in!!!

Honestly, I love this drama because I love all four of them to bits, even the totally confused because he doesn't realize he likes Sam-Soon now Ji-Heon. OMG. When he broke up her date again, and called Hee-Jin Sam-Soon's name, and asked her not to see other men, and looked like a beaten puppy when she told him to leave? Awesome.

I also love the Chef and SS' sister. The sexing was hilarious and awesome. And I love the Mom and SS and SS' sister trio. I love how awesome they are together. Women bonding.

But none of it is as awesome as Doc Henry.
dangermousie: (Handsome Siblings Nic by meganbmoore)
Doctor Henry Kim trying live octopus out at dinner with Hee-Jin?

ROCKS MY WORLD.

Now we know he really loves the girl :)

Seriously, though. That scene in the restaurant was my favorite scene in the whole drama. How he can tell right away something is wrong because 'you always laugh when something's wrong.'

And she obliquely refers to her problems with Ji-Heon and is all talking about how shine comes off things, slowly, and how she used to shine but after surgery and chemo and being sick, she doesn't shine any more.

And he looks straight at her, and he is dead serious, not like usual, and tells her: 'You still shine.'

OMG.

OMG!!!!

Forget Ji-Heon/Sam-Soon. It's Hee-Jin and Henry I am interested in!!!

Honestly, I love this drama because I love all four of them to bits, even the totally confused because he doesn't realize he likes Sam-Soon now Ji-Heon. OMG. When he broke up her date again, and called Hee-Jin Sam-Soon's name, and asked her not to see other men, and looked like a beaten puppy when she told him to leave? Awesome.

I also love the Chef and SS' sister. The sexing was hilarious and awesome. And I love the Mom and SS and SS' sister trio. I love how awesome they are together. Women bonding.

But none of it is as awesome as Doc Henry.
dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
I have reached the halfway mark with My name is Kim Sam Soon and finished ep 8.

What a fun, fun drama. I love it.

You know, it is one of those rare dramas where I like everyone in the love triangle. Wait. Rewind. Let me modify this: I like Sam-Soon, and Ji-Heon, and Hee-Jin. But I love love LOVE Henry. He is just so...GUUUUUH. One of the things I love about him is that he is the only one in the quadrangle to put the needs of the person he loves above his own. I mean, seriously. When Ji-Heon and Hee-Jin are having yet another misunderstanding fight and he breaks through and tells Ji-Heon the truth, that Hee-Jin left because she had cancer, that he (Henry) is her doctor, not bf etc etc etc. He is amazing. And then he leaves the room and later prevents Sam-Soon from going up. I love him. But the best part is, he isn't maudlin about it, or nobly stoic, or anything. He doesn't wallow or whine, or weep in secret. He is just...not putting any burdens on Hee-Jin, and joking and just...seriously. MAD PASH.

It's funny, because while I wouldn't mind if Ji-Heon and Hee-Jin got back together on behalf of Sam-Soon (I like her, but HJ/JH are cute together and she'll find someone) I totally mind on behalf of Henry.

Of course, Daniel Henney and the girl who plays Hee-Jin aren't as good actors (though they are adequate) as Hyun Bin and Sam-Soon actress (blanking on the name). But it's fine anyway.

Oh, and Sam-Soon is a darling. I loved it when she made porridge and broguth it over. Or when she kicked Ji-Heon. She is a little 'not bright' (she has this startled expression or puzzled, on her face a little too often) but she is kind and not a walk-over at all. I can't really indentify with her, but I like her, which is even more important. And Ji-Heon is rather awesome, in all his frowny glory. I love it when he hits SS' slimy ex, or when he tells her not to look at any other man, or the whole scene where he lies on her stomach (their friendly bickering? Adorable) or when he tells her the truth about what happened to him (the accident). He is clearly torn now, because he's started to like Sam-Soon.

He is being kinda rude to Henry (with the whole, go to China, I'll pay for your trip), especially since Henry was so good to Hee-Jin, but the boy is jealous. I love how he hugged Hee-Jin and cried a little. They are kinda awesome together, but sorry, nope. I want Henry to get her :)

I also like Sam-Soon's sister. I hope she hooks together with the Chef.

But in conclusion? Henry is still >>>>>>>>>> everything.
dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
I have reached the halfway mark with My name is Kim Sam Soon and finished ep 8.

What a fun, fun drama. I love it.

You know, it is one of those rare dramas where I like everyone in the love triangle. Wait. Rewind. Let me modify this: I like Sam-Soon, and Ji-Heon, and Hee-Jin. But I love love LOVE Henry. He is just so...GUUUUUH. One of the things I love about him is that he is the only one in the quadrangle to put the needs of the person he loves above his own. I mean, seriously. When Ji-Heon and Hee-Jin are having yet another misunderstanding fight and he breaks through and tells Ji-Heon the truth, that Hee-Jin left because she had cancer, that he (Henry) is her doctor, not bf etc etc etc. He is amazing. And then he leaves the room and later prevents Sam-Soon from going up. I love him. But the best part is, he isn't maudlin about it, or nobly stoic, or anything. He doesn't wallow or whine, or weep in secret. He is just...not putting any burdens on Hee-Jin, and joking and just...seriously. MAD PASH.

It's funny, because while I wouldn't mind if Ji-Heon and Hee-Jin got back together on behalf of Sam-Soon (I like her, but HJ/JH are cute together and she'll find someone) I totally mind on behalf of Henry.

Of course, Daniel Henney and the girl who plays Hee-Jin aren't as good actors (though they are adequate) as Hyun Bin and Sam-Soon actress (blanking on the name). But it's fine anyway.

Oh, and Sam-Soon is a darling. I loved it when she made porridge and broguth it over. Or when she kicked Ji-Heon. She is a little 'not bright' (she has this startled expression or puzzled, on her face a little too often) but she is kind and not a walk-over at all. I can't really indentify with her, but I like her, which is even more important. And Ji-Heon is rather awesome, in all his frowny glory. I love it when he hits SS' slimy ex, or when he tells her not to look at any other man, or the whole scene where he lies on her stomach (their friendly bickering? Adorable) or when he tells her the truth about what happened to him (the accident). He is clearly torn now, because he's started to like Sam-Soon.

He is being kinda rude to Henry (with the whole, go to China, I'll pay for your trip), especially since Henry was so good to Hee-Jin, but the boy is jealous. I love how he hugged Hee-Jin and cried a little. They are kinda awesome together, but sorry, nope. I want Henry to get her :)

I also like Sam-Soon's sister. I hope she hooks together with the Chef.

But in conclusion? Henry is still >>>>>>>>>> everything.
dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
I have reached the halfway mark with My name is Kim Sam Soon and finished ep 8.

What a fun, fun drama. I love it.

You know, it is one of those rare dramas where I like everyone in the love triangle. Wait. Rewind. Let me modify this: I like Sam-Soon, and Ji-Heon, and Hee-Jin. But I love love LOVE Henry. He is just so...GUUUUUH. One of the things I love about him is that he is the only one in the quadrangle to put the needs of the person he loves above his own. I mean, seriously. When Ji-Heon and Hee-Jin are having yet another misunderstanding fight and he breaks through and tells Ji-Heon the truth, that Hee-Jin left because she had cancer, that he (Henry) is her doctor, not bf etc etc etc. He is amazing. And then he leaves the room and later prevents Sam-Soon from going up. I love him. But the best part is, he isn't maudlin about it, or nobly stoic, or anything. He doesn't wallow or whine, or weep in secret. He is just...not putting any burdens on Hee-Jin, and joking and just...seriously. MAD PASH.

It's funny, because while I wouldn't mind if Ji-Heon and Hee-Jin got back together on behalf of Sam-Soon (I like her, but HJ/JH are cute together and she'll find someone) I totally mind on behalf of Henry.

Of course, Daniel Henney and the girl who plays Hee-Jin aren't as good actors (though they are adequate) as Hyun Bin and Sam-Soon actress (blanking on the name). But it's fine anyway.

Oh, and Sam-Soon is a darling. I loved it when she made porridge and broguth it over. Or when she kicked Ji-Heon. She is a little 'not bright' (she has this startled expression or puzzled, on her face a little too often) but she is kind and not a walk-over at all. I can't really indentify with her, but I like her, which is even more important. And Ji-Heon is rather awesome, in all his frowny glory. I love it when he hits SS' slimy ex, or when he tells her not to look at any other man, or the whole scene where he lies on her stomach (their friendly bickering? Adorable) or when he tells her the truth about what happened to him (the accident). He is clearly torn now, because he's started to like Sam-Soon.

He is being kinda rude to Henry (with the whole, go to China, I'll pay for your trip), especially since Henry was so good to Hee-Jin, but the boy is jealous. I love how he hugged Hee-Jin and cried a little. They are kinda awesome together, but sorry, nope. I want Henry to get her :)

I also like Sam-Soon's sister. I hope she hooks together with the Chef.

But in conclusion? Henry is still >>>>>>>>>> everything.
dangermousie: (Coffee Prince Gong Yoo by alexandral)
Just finished ep 6 of My Name is Kim Sam Soon and eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

So much awesomeness.

Also, I finally get the thing about Daniel Henney. *swoon* Not as much for his looks (he is good looking, but not really in style that normally appeals to me) but his character, Henry, is just...GUUUUUUUUH. Most awesome thing in forever. Though he could work on his acting a bit, I don't care, because Henry is still >>>>>> anything.

Except for awesome, angsty, angry-crying Hyun Bin.

OMG.

Spoilers here )
dangermousie: (Coffee Prince Gong Yoo by alexandral)
Just finished ep 6 of My Name is Kim Sam Soon and eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

So much awesomeness.

Also, I finally get the thing about Daniel Henney. *swoon* Not as much for his looks (he is good looking, but not really in style that normally appeals to me) but his character, Henry, is just...GUUUUUUUUH. Most awesome thing in forever. Though he could work on his acting a bit, I don't care, because Henry is still >>>>>> anything.

Except for awesome, angsty, angry-crying Hyun Bin.

OMG.

Spoilers here )

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