dangermousie: (EoE: shippy)
One of my fave scenes from East of Eden.

Mmmm.

Shippy.



In other news, Viikii apparently also has Tazza with subs. *scream*

I know what I am watching once I catch up on my East of Eden (one ep) and Kingdom of the Winds (2 ep) backlog. Which does mean I will be watching three two-hour+ shows a week. 7 hours. Whoa.

The other two big-ticket dramas of the season. Painter of the Wind and Beethoven Virus neither seem to draw me in. PotW looks gorgeous in all the stills, but for some reason I am getting the sense of detail-oriented and slow-moving and not really my thing. Better as a movie than a drama, if that makes sense. I am not a huge fan of any of the actors so there is no inducement there.

As to BV, maybe I am just burned out on romcom dramas lately. Or maybe I sense the gigantic potential of the ending tp turn into another Powerful Opponents mess (yes, am still bitter over that :P). Or maybe I just like bigger stakes this season: revenge and redemption of Tazza, fights for the Kingdom and family and very existence of KotW, revenge and rise against opression in EoE. So the whole 'will an orchestra work' doesn't seem to compete.

Or maybe I am just shallow and Song Seung Heon, Song Il Gook and Jang Hyuk are much more appealing to me than the male leads of BV and PotW :P
dangermousie: (EoE: shippy)
One of my fave scenes from East of Eden.

Mmmm.

Shippy.



In other news, Viikii apparently also has Tazza with subs. *scream*

I know what I am watching once I catch up on my East of Eden (one ep) and Kingdom of the Winds (2 ep) backlog. Which does mean I will be watching three two-hour+ shows a week. 7 hours. Whoa.

The other two big-ticket dramas of the season. Painter of the Wind and Beethoven Virus neither seem to draw me in. PotW looks gorgeous in all the stills, but for some reason I am getting the sense of detail-oriented and slow-moving and not really my thing. Better as a movie than a drama, if that makes sense. I am not a huge fan of any of the actors so there is no inducement there.

As to BV, maybe I am just burned out on romcom dramas lately. Or maybe I sense the gigantic potential of the ending tp turn into another Powerful Opponents mess (yes, am still bitter over that :P). Or maybe I just like bigger stakes this season: revenge and redemption of Tazza, fights for the Kingdom and family and very existence of KotW, revenge and rise against opression in EoE. So the whole 'will an orchestra work' doesn't seem to compete.

Or maybe I am just shallow and Song Seung Heon, Song Il Gook and Jang Hyuk are much more appealing to me than the male leads of BV and PotW :P
dangermousie: (EoE: shippy)
One of my fave scenes from East of Eden.

Mmmm.

Shippy.



In other news, Viikii apparently also has Tazza with subs. *scream*

I know what I am watching once I catch up on my East of Eden (one ep) and Kingdom of the Winds (2 ep) backlog. Which does mean I will be watching three two-hour+ shows a week. 7 hours. Whoa.

The other two big-ticket dramas of the season. Painter of the Wind and Beethoven Virus neither seem to draw me in. PotW looks gorgeous in all the stills, but for some reason I am getting the sense of detail-oriented and slow-moving and not really my thing. Better as a movie than a drama, if that makes sense. I am not a huge fan of any of the actors so there is no inducement there.

As to BV, maybe I am just burned out on romcom dramas lately. Or maybe I sense the gigantic potential of the ending tp turn into another Powerful Opponents mess (yes, am still bitter over that :P). Or maybe I just like bigger stakes this season: revenge and redemption of Tazza, fights for the Kingdom and family and very existence of KotW, revenge and rise against opression in EoE. So the whole 'will an orchestra work' doesn't seem to compete.

Or maybe I am just shallow and Song Seung Heon, Song Il Gook and Jang Hyuk are much more appealing to me than the male leads of BV and PotW :P
dangermousie: (HGD hug by miss-dian)


(KOH is such a pretty drama!)

I am trying and failing to keep with kdramas this season. Unlike the summer season where there was nothing I wanted to watch, now there are 5 (!!!) I want to watch.

* Beethoven Virus: I like the cast and the story seems adorable and kooky but I am going to hold off until it's done because it has the potential of either being incredibly good or having the ending which is entirely rage-making (see: Powerful Opponents). Also, I am rooting for Jang Geun Suk to get the girl. Which might be iffy as he is not first-billed. Come on, you can do it, Emo Prince!

* East of Eden: I am dying to watch this. Family sagas! Revenge! We all know the real reason I want to watch it is Song Sang Heon without his shirt. I am going to make some time to catch up. Plus, the cast makes me gibber with fangirlishness and the latest ep was over 28% ratings which is insane!

* Kingdom of the Winds. I saw most of the first ep and loved it (I love period epics) but three eps are already subbed. I am so behind. But Song Il Gook! As an abandoned son of the King! With awesome fight skills, OTP, and production values out of this world.

* Tazza just started and I am dying to watch. Yeah, yeah, the plot is interesting and Han Ye Seul is lovely, but mainly I am curious whether I will be able to withstand the combined hotness of Jang Hyuk and Kim Min Joon on screen at the same time or spontaneously combust.

* And Painter of the Wind is about to start. I am dying to see it. The leads are both awesome, it's a period story, and the whole thing about a woman pretending to be a man so she could study painting and also avenge her father's murder? Oh yes. Yes please.

Argh! I want to watch all 5 (though holding off on BV). Wheeeeen? Neeed time!

Some caps from KoW )
dangermousie: (HGD hug by miss-dian)


(KOH is such a pretty drama!)

I am trying and failing to keep with kdramas this season. Unlike the summer season where there was nothing I wanted to watch, now there are 5 (!!!) I want to watch.

* Beethoven Virus: I like the cast and the story seems adorable and kooky but I am going to hold off until it's done because it has the potential of either being incredibly good or having the ending which is entirely rage-making (see: Powerful Opponents). Also, I am rooting for Jang Geun Suk to get the girl. Which might be iffy as he is not first-billed. Come on, you can do it, Emo Prince!

* East of Eden: I am dying to watch this. Family sagas! Revenge! We all know the real reason I want to watch it is Song Sang Heon without his shirt. I am going to make some time to catch up. Plus, the cast makes me gibber with fangirlishness and the latest ep was over 28% ratings which is insane!

* Kingdom of the Winds. I saw most of the first ep and loved it (I love period epics) but three eps are already subbed. I am so behind. But Song Il Gook! As an abandoned son of the King! With awesome fight skills, OTP, and production values out of this world.

* Tazza just started and I am dying to watch. Yeah, yeah, the plot is interesting and Han Ye Seul is lovely, but mainly I am curious whether I will be able to withstand the combined hotness of Jang Hyuk and Kim Min Joon on screen at the same time or spontaneously combust.

* And Painter of the Wind is about to start. I am dying to see it. The leads are both awesome, it's a period story, and the whole thing about a woman pretending to be a man so she could study painting and also avenge her father's murder? Oh yes. Yes please.

Argh! I want to watch all 5 (though holding off on BV). Wheeeeen? Neeed time!

Some caps from KoW )
dangermousie: (HGD hug by miss-dian)


(KOH is such a pretty drama!)

I am trying and failing to keep with kdramas this season. Unlike the summer season where there was nothing I wanted to watch, now there are 5 (!!!) I want to watch.

* Beethoven Virus: I like the cast and the story seems adorable and kooky but I am going to hold off until it's done because it has the potential of either being incredibly good or having the ending which is entirely rage-making (see: Powerful Opponents). Also, I am rooting for Jang Geun Suk to get the girl. Which might be iffy as he is not first-billed. Come on, you can do it, Emo Prince!

* East of Eden: I am dying to watch this. Family sagas! Revenge! We all know the real reason I want to watch it is Song Sang Heon without his shirt. I am going to make some time to catch up. Plus, the cast makes me gibber with fangirlishness and the latest ep was over 28% ratings which is insane!

* Kingdom of the Winds. I saw most of the first ep and loved it (I love period epics) but three eps are already subbed. I am so behind. But Song Il Gook! As an abandoned son of the King! With awesome fight skills, OTP, and production values out of this world.

* Tazza just started and I am dying to watch. Yeah, yeah, the plot is interesting and Han Ye Seul is lovely, but mainly I am curious whether I will be able to withstand the combined hotness of Jang Hyuk and Kim Min Joon on screen at the same time or spontaneously combust.

* And Painter of the Wind is about to start. I am dying to see it. The leads are both awesome, it's a period story, and the whole thing about a woman pretending to be a man so she could study painting and also avenge her father's murder? Oh yes. Yes please.

Argh! I want to watch all 5 (though holding off on BV). Wheeeeen? Neeed time!

Some caps from KoW )
dangermousie: (Damo Sung=Baek by miss-dian)
1. I went out and bought a couple more books by L.J. Smith. Basically, she is like Stephenie Meyer but without the sparkling. She is trashy, sure, but it is enjoyable trashy, not painful and idiotic. Sort of like the difference between shoujo manga and a Cassie Edwards novel :P The two novels (of a quadrology) of hers that I've read, also involved a bored high school girl and a sexy vampire who decides that going to school might be fun. They were written 20 years ago, however, so I think someone has been borrowing :)

This said, while they will never be characters I dream about, Elena and Stefan are much much less irritating. Elena is supposed to be beautiful up-front (no silly fake modesty) and Stephan does not sparkle and does not seem to believe in frigidity waiting until vamp marriage. Also, nobody imprints. And there is angst. I bought a few more of her books, too.

2. I think I will start watching Utahime. I give up on KKK2003. It's too depressing and twisted even for me. It's like artistically slashing your wrists and looking at pretty colors.

3. So, I am faced with the realization that the only upcoming kdramas I am interested in are (in order):

a. East of Eden: star-studded historical epic set in 1960s-1970s, about tangled families, politics, and revenge. Starring Song Seong Heon, Lee Da Hae etc etc.

b. Tazza: story about gambling and revenge and organized crime. Starring Jang Hyuk, Kim Min Joon (yum on both!) and Han Ye Seol.

c. The Kingdom of the Winds: a period epic starring Song Il Gook (be still my heart!) as the most capable warrior son of an elderly king slowly going mad. Guess who has to deal with it!

d. Painter of the Wind: in this one, Moon Geun Young masquerades as a man in medieval Korea, in order to be able to learn how to paint and to solve her father's murder. Also with Park Shin Young.

Did you notice something about all these dramas? They are all period (with the possible exception of Tazza. Not sure when it's set, but it does have a retro feel). With the exception of Iljimae, no Korean period drama, whether it's very traditional, like Jumong, or very fusion, like Hong Gil Dong, whether it's set in prehistory, like Legend, or 1930s, like Capital Scandal, has yet to disappoint me. And even Iljimae was merely mediocre, rather than a total disaster. Also, except for EoE, they are all based on either novels or mangas. And not a single one of them is a romcom. I am burned out on them, after a spate of really disappointing ones recently. So let's hope they get my kdrama love back.

3. They are making a Taiwanese adaptation of Skip Beat apparently with Jerry Yan and Ariel Lin as Ren and Kyoko. Heeee. I like SB manga OK but am not a huge fan. Could make a cute drama though. Mainly, I am so amused at the height difference. Ariel is always super-tiny (she could be tiny even in jdramas :P) and Jerry's what, 6'1"? Or more? Heeee.

Though if it's also true that Joe Cheng is going to be this version's Sho, the casting director has been doing bad drugs. Sure, take one of the most popular twdrama pairings and make one the heroine and one the other guy. How well is it going to work out? Yeah...
dangermousie: (Damo Sung=Baek by miss-dian)
1. I went out and bought a couple more books by L.J. Smith. Basically, she is like Stephenie Meyer but without the sparkling. She is trashy, sure, but it is enjoyable trashy, not painful and idiotic. Sort of like the difference between shoujo manga and a Cassie Edwards novel :P The two novels (of a quadrology) of hers that I've read, also involved a bored high school girl and a sexy vampire who decides that going to school might be fun. They were written 20 years ago, however, so I think someone has been borrowing :)

This said, while they will never be characters I dream about, Elena and Stefan are much much less irritating. Elena is supposed to be beautiful up-front (no silly fake modesty) and Stephan does not sparkle and does not seem to believe in frigidity waiting until vamp marriage. Also, nobody imprints. And there is angst. I bought a few more of her books, too.

2. I think I will start watching Utahime. I give up on KKK2003. It's too depressing and twisted even for me. It's like artistically slashing your wrists and looking at pretty colors.

3. So, I am faced with the realization that the only upcoming kdramas I am interested in are (in order):

a. East of Eden: star-studded historical epic set in 1960s-1970s, about tangled families, politics, and revenge. Starring Song Seong Heon, Lee Da Hae etc etc.

b. Tazza: story about gambling and revenge and organized crime. Starring Jang Hyuk, Kim Min Joon (yum on both!) and Han Ye Seol.

c. The Kingdom of the Winds: a period epic starring Song Il Gook (be still my heart!) as the most capable warrior son of an elderly king slowly going mad. Guess who has to deal with it!

d. Painter of the Wind: in this one, Moon Geun Young masquerades as a man in medieval Korea, in order to be able to learn how to paint and to solve her father's murder. Also with Park Shin Young.

Did you notice something about all these dramas? They are all period (with the possible exception of Tazza. Not sure when it's set, but it does have a retro feel). With the exception of Iljimae, no Korean period drama, whether it's very traditional, like Jumong, or very fusion, like Hong Gil Dong, whether it's set in prehistory, like Legend, or 1930s, like Capital Scandal, has yet to disappoint me. And even Iljimae was merely mediocre, rather than a total disaster. Also, except for EoE, they are all based on either novels or mangas. And not a single one of them is a romcom. I am burned out on them, after a spate of really disappointing ones recently. So let's hope they get my kdrama love back.

3. They are making a Taiwanese adaptation of Skip Beat apparently with Jerry Yan and Ariel Lin as Ren and Kyoko. Heeee. I like SB manga OK but am not a huge fan. Could make a cute drama though. Mainly, I am so amused at the height difference. Ariel is always super-tiny (she could be tiny even in jdramas :P) and Jerry's what, 6'1"? Or more? Heeee.

Though if it's also true that Joe Cheng is going to be this version's Sho, the casting director has been doing bad drugs. Sure, take one of the most popular twdrama pairings and make one the heroine and one the other guy. How well is it going to work out? Yeah...
dangermousie: (Damo Sung=Baek by miss-dian)
1. I went out and bought a couple more books by L.J. Smith. Basically, she is like Stephenie Meyer but without the sparkling. She is trashy, sure, but it is enjoyable trashy, not painful and idiotic. Sort of like the difference between shoujo manga and a Cassie Edwards novel :P The two novels (of a quadrology) of hers that I've read, also involved a bored high school girl and a sexy vampire who decides that going to school might be fun. They were written 20 years ago, however, so I think someone has been borrowing :)

This said, while they will never be characters I dream about, Elena and Stefan are much much less irritating. Elena is supposed to be beautiful up-front (no silly fake modesty) and Stephan does not sparkle and does not seem to believe in frigidity waiting until vamp marriage. Also, nobody imprints. And there is angst. I bought a few more of her books, too.

2. I think I will start watching Utahime. I give up on KKK2003. It's too depressing and twisted even for me. It's like artistically slashing your wrists and looking at pretty colors.

3. So, I am faced with the realization that the only upcoming kdramas I am interested in are (in order):

a. East of Eden: star-studded historical epic set in 1960s-1970s, about tangled families, politics, and revenge. Starring Song Seong Heon, Lee Da Hae etc etc.

b. Tazza: story about gambling and revenge and organized crime. Starring Jang Hyuk, Kim Min Joon (yum on both!) and Han Ye Seol.

c. The Kingdom of the Winds: a period epic starring Song Il Gook (be still my heart!) as the most capable warrior son of an elderly king slowly going mad. Guess who has to deal with it!

d. Painter of the Wind: in this one, Moon Geun Young masquerades as a man in medieval Korea, in order to be able to learn how to paint and to solve her father's murder. Also with Park Shin Young.

Did you notice something about all these dramas? They are all period (with the possible exception of Tazza. Not sure when it's set, but it does have a retro feel). With the exception of Iljimae, no Korean period drama, whether it's very traditional, like Jumong, or very fusion, like Hong Gil Dong, whether it's set in prehistory, like Legend, or 1930s, like Capital Scandal, has yet to disappoint me. And even Iljimae was merely mediocre, rather than a total disaster. Also, except for EoE, they are all based on either novels or mangas. And not a single one of them is a romcom. I am burned out on them, after a spate of really disappointing ones recently. So let's hope they get my kdrama love back.

3. They are making a Taiwanese adaptation of Skip Beat apparently with Jerry Yan and Ariel Lin as Ren and Kyoko. Heeee. I like SB manga OK but am not a huge fan. Could make a cute drama though. Mainly, I am so amused at the height difference. Ariel is always super-tiny (she could be tiny even in jdramas :P) and Jerry's what, 6'1"? Or more? Heeee.

Though if it's also true that Joe Cheng is going to be this version's Sho, the casting director has been doing bad drugs. Sure, take one of the most popular twdrama pairings and make one the heroine and one the other guy. How well is it going to work out? Yeah...
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
OK, here is a list of the upcoming kdramas I am excited by. There are so many. And a lot of them seem to promise awesome heroines and swashbucking heroes.

Enter here for multiple Robin Hoods, cross-dressing female painters, lady bodyguards, chefs, assassins, and swashbuckling academics )

Must make a list like this for jdramas and twdramas
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
OK, here is a list of the upcoming kdramas I am excited by. There are so many. And a lot of them seem to promise awesome heroines and swashbucking heroes.

Enter here for multiple Robin Hoods, cross-dressing female painters, lady bodyguards, chefs, assassins, and swashbuckling academics )

Must make a list like this for jdramas and twdramas
dangermousie: (Lobbyist OTP by miss-dian)
OK, here is a list of the upcoming kdramas I am excited by. There are so many. And a lot of them seem to promise awesome heroines and swashbucking heroes.

Enter here for multiple Robin Hoods, cross-dressing female painters, lady bodyguards, chefs, assassins, and swashbuckling academics )

Must make a list like this for jdramas and twdramas

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