dangermousie: (YKS 10 by srkfanatic)
To say that I am addicted to the credits of Nine-Tailed Fox is an understatement. I have obsessively rewatched them a number of times. What's the number? I won't say.

But just look at them:



They are beyond gorgeous. And I am not even talking about the psychotically addicting theme song.

Also, I am totally in love with the drama. I mean! She hides in his apartment prepared to kill him, even if she realized he is her childhood friend, because he could potentially find out her kind's secret existence. And she volunteers! And before walking off she unwraps the bandage her wrapped around her hand earlier...OMG.

Did I mention that the other guy is cellist who gave it up for the sword?

I love.

Trust the Koreans to do a vampire story that hits all my kinks!

Also, what is with Jo Hyun Jae? Did he take a sexy pill just for this drama? Because he was neither sexy nor compelling in 'Only You'* (I gave up on that drama, in fact), and from the pics in 'Three Dads One Mom', he didn't look smoking either, but here I can't take my eyes off him and my thoughts aren't really PG-rated. I don't know if it's the buzzcut, the intensity, the angst, or the clearly doomed love...but whatever it is, it's working!

*Funny: I am adoring JHJ in this and I loved Han Chae-Young in 'Chun Hyang' but put them together in 'Only You' and it's a recipe for curing insomnia.
dangermousie: (YKS 10 by srkfanatic)
To say that I am addicted to the credits of Nine-Tailed Fox is an understatement. I have obsessively rewatched them a number of times. What's the number? I won't say.

But just look at them:



They are beyond gorgeous. And I am not even talking about the psychotically addicting theme song.

Also, I am totally in love with the drama. I mean! She hides in his apartment prepared to kill him, even if she realized he is her childhood friend, because he could potentially find out her kind's secret existence. And she volunteers! And before walking off she unwraps the bandage her wrapped around her hand earlier...OMG.

Did I mention that the other guy is cellist who gave it up for the sword?

I love.

Trust the Koreans to do a vampire story that hits all my kinks!

Also, what is with Jo Hyun Jae? Did he take a sexy pill just for this drama? Because he was neither sexy nor compelling in 'Only You'* (I gave up on that drama, in fact), and from the pics in 'Three Dads One Mom', he didn't look smoking either, but here I can't take my eyes off him and my thoughts aren't really PG-rated. I don't know if it's the buzzcut, the intensity, the angst, or the clearly doomed love...but whatever it is, it's working!

*Funny: I am adoring JHJ in this and I loved Han Chae-Young in 'Chun Hyang' but put them together in 'Only You' and it's a recipe for curing insomnia.
dangermousie: (YKS 10 by srkfanatic)
To say that I am addicted to the credits of Nine-Tailed Fox is an understatement. I have obsessively rewatched them a number of times. What's the number? I won't say.

But just look at them:



They are beyond gorgeous. And I am not even talking about the psychotically addicting theme song.

Also, I am totally in love with the drama. I mean! She hides in his apartment prepared to kill him, even if she realized he is her childhood friend, because he could potentially find out her kind's secret existence. And she volunteers! And before walking off she unwraps the bandage her wrapped around her hand earlier...OMG.

Did I mention that the other guy is cellist who gave it up for the sword?

I love.

Trust the Koreans to do a vampire story that hits all my kinks!

Also, what is with Jo Hyun Jae? Did he take a sexy pill just for this drama? Because he was neither sexy nor compelling in 'Only You'* (I gave up on that drama, in fact), and from the pics in 'Three Dads One Mom', he didn't look smoking either, but here I can't take my eyes off him and my thoughts aren't really PG-rated. I don't know if it's the buzzcut, the intensity, the angst, or the clearly doomed love...but whatever it is, it's working!

*Funny: I am adoring JHJ in this and I loved Han Chae-Young in 'Chun Hyang' but put them together in 'Only You' and it's a recipe for curing insomnia.
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: (WSAYF by theheaven)
Four episodes in and I am still, I confess, bored by Only You. So I am going to assume it and me aren't meant to be, at least for now, and put it aside. Seriously, I am ff-ing through chunks, and precisely because the hero and heroine are so thoroughly normal, I am not interested in them at all.

I am also confused as to why getting pregnant means having to drop out of cooking school in Italy. Last I checked, nobody cared if you worked/studied while pregnant, over there. And JHJ, I am going to give you another chance in Nine-Tailed Fox, because I liked you in it, from what I saw. Because here, I found you rather non-exciting.

Ehhh well, can't get lucky with them all.

So, I decided to start One Fine Day instead. Am about ten minutes in and:

1. GONG YOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. I like a drama that starts with a bang. Stealing suitcases of $$$ from drug-dealers qualifies (though btw, best opening ever is still Green Rose, IMO).
3. They filmed this in Australia! Whoa. I joyfully anticipate Engrish.
4. GONG YOO!!!!!!!! In a wife-beater! Soon, soooooon, sooooooooooon you will be in love with your former step-sister. YES.
dangermousie: (WSAYF by theheaven)
Four episodes in and I am still, I confess, bored by Only You. So I am going to assume it and me aren't meant to be, at least for now, and put it aside. Seriously, I am ff-ing through chunks, and precisely because the hero and heroine are so thoroughly normal, I am not interested in them at all.

I am also confused as to why getting pregnant means having to drop out of cooking school in Italy. Last I checked, nobody cared if you worked/studied while pregnant, over there. And JHJ, I am going to give you another chance in Nine-Tailed Fox, because I liked you in it, from what I saw. Because here, I found you rather non-exciting.

Ehhh well, can't get lucky with them all.

So, I decided to start One Fine Day instead. Am about ten minutes in and:

1. GONG YOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. I like a drama that starts with a bang. Stealing suitcases of $$$ from drug-dealers qualifies (though btw, best opening ever is still Green Rose, IMO).
3. They filmed this in Australia! Whoa. I joyfully anticipate Engrish.
4. GONG YOO!!!!!!!! In a wife-beater! Soon, soooooon, sooooooooooon you will be in love with your former step-sister. YES.
dangermousie: (WSAYF by theheaven)
Four episodes in and I am still, I confess, bored by Only You. So I am going to assume it and me aren't meant to be, at least for now, and put it aside. Seriously, I am ff-ing through chunks, and precisely because the hero and heroine are so thoroughly normal, I am not interested in them at all.

I am also confused as to why getting pregnant means having to drop out of cooking school in Italy. Last I checked, nobody cared if you worked/studied while pregnant, over there. And JHJ, I am going to give you another chance in Nine-Tailed Fox, because I liked you in it, from what I saw. Because here, I found you rather non-exciting.

Ehhh well, can't get lucky with them all.

So, I decided to start One Fine Day instead. Am about ten minutes in and:

1. GONG YOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. I like a drama that starts with a bang. Stealing suitcases of $$$ from drug-dealers qualifies (though btw, best opening ever is still Green Rose, IMO).
3. They filmed this in Australia! Whoa. I joyfully anticipate Engrish.
4. GONG YOO!!!!!!!! In a wife-beater! Soon, soooooon, sooooooooooon you will be in love with your former step-sister. YES.
dangermousie: (ROCH by meganbmoore)


Well, that's definitely a first!!! The Hero and Heroine of a kdrama in bed by episode 2.

!!!!

YES.

The sky has not yet fallen, though.

What is the drama? Only You. Because I've been recommended it by more than one person, and because I wanted to watch Jo Hyun Jae in a drama before Three Dads And One Mom, so I'd know and like him, and be able to deal with Jae Hee losing a girl to him. After I started, I realized that he is the hot cop male lead of Nine Tailed Fox (aka Forbidden Love), which I saw first ep of and loved. I prefer him with
crew cut
:)

Ahem, where was I? Yes, right. Only You

OY is a 16-ep drama that stars JHJ, Han Chae Young (the heroine of Delightful Girl Chun-Hyang), and a bunch of yummy food. Han Chae Young is a Korean studying Italian cooking abroad. Her paths cross with JHJ, a college student from a rich family who is in Italy looking for his mother, who walked out on him when he was 7. The meet-cute isn't really romantic, and in fact the two don't mesh well at all: the quirky, kind, expressive Han Chae Young and the icy, 'hot jerk', standoffish JHJ. But they do end up thrown together in a series of misadventures while looking for his mother (long story) and ultimately, Han Chae Young manages to get under JHJ's thick shell a little. And then because he is lonely and vulnerable and she did manage to register for him, and she feels sorry for him and finds him cute, and they are both young and stupid, they end up in bed: no protection, no foresight, not even love (though mutual liking is there). And because he 'discovers' she has a bf the morning after (he is wrong), and they are young and stupid and are merely in like, it doesn't go any further.

They return to their lives: she to cooking school, he to his unloving family (I have barely met his Dad but I have high hopes for hating him: he slaps his kid for wanting to see his Mom, and orders him to drop out of college and join the army. WTF?) Only, remember the 'young and stupid' part? Yup, three months later she is throwing up into the bushes and when the story proper (as opposed to prologue) starts, Han Chae Young is 'Mommy.' She also starts a new job working for a new restaurant. Managed by JHJ. And off we go...

So far (an ep-and-a-half in), I like it even if it isn't love. It starts a little slowly but gets cute and interesting as soon as the OTP meet. JHJ is quite attractive, and manages to walk the fine line of jerk but not hateable jerk; very well. Han Chae Young is her adorable self but is it me or does she not have much of a range? Her character in this one is sort of Chunhyang-lite. It's fun so far. Doesn't seem like a high-pressure or high-stakes drama, but it seems sweet and cute and with shippiness and yumminess, and what more can you want on a cold day?

Here is a shippy MV:

dangermousie: (ROCH by meganbmoore)


Well, that's definitely a first!!! The Hero and Heroine of a kdrama in bed by episode 2.

!!!!

YES.

The sky has not yet fallen, though.

What is the drama? Only You. Because I've been recommended it by more than one person, and because I wanted to watch Jo Hyun Jae in a drama before Three Dads And One Mom, so I'd know and like him, and be able to deal with Jae Hee losing a girl to him. After I started, I realized that he is the hot cop male lead of Nine Tailed Fox (aka Forbidden Love), which I saw first ep of and loved. I prefer him with
crew cut
:)

Ahem, where was I? Yes, right. Only You

OY is a 16-ep drama that stars JHJ, Han Chae Young (the heroine of Delightful Girl Chun-Hyang), and a bunch of yummy food. Han Chae Young is a Korean studying Italian cooking abroad. Her paths cross with JHJ, a college student from a rich family who is in Italy looking for his mother, who walked out on him when he was 7. The meet-cute isn't really romantic, and in fact the two don't mesh well at all: the quirky, kind, expressive Han Chae Young and the icy, 'hot jerk', standoffish JHJ. But they do end up thrown together in a series of misadventures while looking for his mother (long story) and ultimately, Han Chae Young manages to get under JHJ's thick shell a little. And then because he is lonely and vulnerable and she did manage to register for him, and she feels sorry for him and finds him cute, and they are both young and stupid, they end up in bed: no protection, no foresight, not even love (though mutual liking is there). And because he 'discovers' she has a bf the morning after (he is wrong), and they are young and stupid and are merely in like, it doesn't go any further.

They return to their lives: she to cooking school, he to his unloving family (I have barely met his Dad but I have high hopes for hating him: he slaps his kid for wanting to see his Mom, and orders him to drop out of college and join the army. WTF?) Only, remember the 'young and stupid' part? Yup, three months later she is throwing up into the bushes and when the story proper (as opposed to prologue) starts, Han Chae Young is 'Mommy.' She also starts a new job working for a new restaurant. Managed by JHJ. And off we go...

So far (an ep-and-a-half in), I like it even if it isn't love. It starts a little slowly but gets cute and interesting as soon as the OTP meet. JHJ is quite attractive, and manages to walk the fine line of jerk but not hateable jerk; very well. Han Chae Young is her adorable self but is it me or does she not have much of a range? Her character in this one is sort of Chunhyang-lite. It's fun so far. Doesn't seem like a high-pressure or high-stakes drama, but it seems sweet and cute and with shippiness and yumminess, and what more can you want on a cold day?

Here is a shippy MV:

dangermousie: (ROCH by meganbmoore)


Well, that's definitely a first!!! The Hero and Heroine of a kdrama in bed by episode 2.

!!!!

YES.

The sky has not yet fallen, though.

What is the drama? Only You. Because I've been recommended it by more than one person, and because I wanted to watch Jo Hyun Jae in a drama before Three Dads And One Mom, so I'd know and like him, and be able to deal with Jae Hee losing a girl to him. After I started, I realized that he is the hot cop male lead of Nine Tailed Fox (aka Forbidden Love), which I saw first ep of and loved. I prefer him with
crew cut
:)

Ahem, where was I? Yes, right. Only You

OY is a 16-ep drama that stars JHJ, Han Chae Young (the heroine of Delightful Girl Chun-Hyang), and a bunch of yummy food. Han Chae Young is a Korean studying Italian cooking abroad. Her paths cross with JHJ, a college student from a rich family who is in Italy looking for his mother, who walked out on him when he was 7. The meet-cute isn't really romantic, and in fact the two don't mesh well at all: the quirky, kind, expressive Han Chae Young and the icy, 'hot jerk', standoffish JHJ. But they do end up thrown together in a series of misadventures while looking for his mother (long story) and ultimately, Han Chae Young manages to get under JHJ's thick shell a little. And then because he is lonely and vulnerable and she did manage to register for him, and she feels sorry for him and finds him cute, and they are both young and stupid, they end up in bed: no protection, no foresight, not even love (though mutual liking is there). And because he 'discovers' she has a bf the morning after (he is wrong), and they are young and stupid and are merely in like, it doesn't go any further.

They return to their lives: she to cooking school, he to his unloving family (I have barely met his Dad but I have high hopes for hating him: he slaps his kid for wanting to see his Mom, and orders him to drop out of college and join the army. WTF?) Only, remember the 'young and stupid' part? Yup, three months later she is throwing up into the bushes and when the story proper (as opposed to prologue) starts, Han Chae Young is 'Mommy.' She also starts a new job working for a new restaurant. Managed by JHJ. And off we go...

So far (an ep-and-a-half in), I like it even if it isn't love. It starts a little slowly but gets cute and interesting as soon as the OTP meet. JHJ is quite attractive, and manages to walk the fine line of jerk but not hateable jerk; very well. Han Chae Young is her adorable self but is it me or does she not have much of a range? Her character in this one is sort of Chunhyang-lite. It's fun so far. Doesn't seem like a high-pressure or high-stakes drama, but it seems sweet and cute and with shippiness and yumminess, and what more can you want on a cold day?

Here is a shippy MV:

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