dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
According to dramabeans, Korea is remaking Proposal Daisakusen, the fluffy jdrama of some years back about a young man given a chance to change things at the wedding of his best friend whom he hopelessly loves. Starring in Yamapi's role is Yoo Seung Ho, finally in an age-appropriate role (I love the boy, but there is no question that his roles in both Flames of Desire and Warrior Baek Dong Soo should have been played by someone 10 years older).

Despite my horror (that continues and will continue forever) at the fact that someone in Japan thought it a good idea to remake Mawang, in general I am quite a fan of remakes. Often, they are better than the original because they have time to work out the kinks. E.g. I think Ikemen Desu Ne is better than You're Beautiful and The Empress is better than Jotei.

But I am puzzled as to why ProDai. Sure, it was a cute enough drama. It was also one I forgot the moment I finished. It seems odd that it got a remake but then Jotei did too and that was a clown trainwreck on LSD and it turned into quite a decent drama.

However, you know something which will make any sane person on my flist run? The writer is the one who wrote the Korean Boys Over Flowers. Dramabeans thinks the problem with BOF was more directing than writing but I beg to differ. BOF was, simply, the most atrociously-written kdrama I've ever had the misfortune to see (and with some of the turkeys I saw, that is saying a lot). By the end, it didn't even make sense and made me hate pretty much every character. Narratively it derailed into second-lead shipping which would have been fine if it carried through but, abruptly, it didn't (probably because the mangaka would have sued). I've ranted enough about BOF to not have to do it now, but think about it, people - if the writer could mess up this badly with something that (a) had a complete and detailed manga out and (b) two previous successful TV adaptations, what is she going to do to poor ProDai?

On second thought, I might tune in out of sheer curiousity.
dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
According to dramabeans, Korea is remaking Proposal Daisakusen, the fluffy jdrama of some years back about a young man given a chance to change things at the wedding of his best friend whom he hopelessly loves. Starring in Yamapi's role is Yoo Seung Ho, finally in an age-appropriate role (I love the boy, but there is no question that his roles in both Flames of Desire and Warrior Baek Dong Soo should have been played by someone 10 years older).

Despite my horror (that continues and will continue forever) at the fact that someone in Japan thought it a good idea to remake Mawang, in general I am quite a fan of remakes. Often, they are better than the original because they have time to work out the kinks. E.g. I think Ikemen Desu Ne is better than You're Beautiful and The Empress is better than Jotei.

But I am puzzled as to why ProDai. Sure, it was a cute enough drama. It was also one I forgot the moment I finished. It seems odd that it got a remake but then Jotei did too and that was a clown trainwreck on LSD and it turned into quite a decent drama.

However, you know something which will make any sane person on my flist run? The writer is the one who wrote the Korean Boys Over Flowers. Dramabeans thinks the problem with BOF was more directing than writing but I beg to differ. BOF was, simply, the most atrociously-written kdrama I've ever had the misfortune to see (and with some of the turkeys I saw, that is saying a lot). By the end, it didn't even make sense and made me hate pretty much every character. Narratively it derailed into second-lead shipping which would have been fine if it carried through but, abruptly, it didn't (probably because the mangaka would have sued). I've ranted enough about BOF to not have to do it now, but think about it, people - if the writer could mess up this badly with something that (a) had a complete and detailed manga out and (b) two previous successful TV adaptations, what is she going to do to poor ProDai?

On second thought, I might tune in out of sheer curiousity.
dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
According to dramabeans, Korea is remaking Proposal Daisakusen, the fluffy jdrama of some years back about a young man given a chance to change things at the wedding of his best friend whom he hopelessly loves. Starring in Yamapi's role is Yoo Seung Ho, finally in an age-appropriate role (I love the boy, but there is no question that his roles in both Flames of Desire and Warrior Baek Dong Soo should have been played by someone 10 years older).

Despite my horror (that continues and will continue forever) at the fact that someone in Japan thought it a good idea to remake Mawang, in general I am quite a fan of remakes. Often, they are better than the original because they have time to work out the kinks. E.g. I think Ikemen Desu Ne is better than You're Beautiful and The Empress is better than Jotei.

But I am puzzled as to why ProDai. Sure, it was a cute enough drama. It was also one I forgot the moment I finished. It seems odd that it got a remake but then Jotei did too and that was a clown trainwreck on LSD and it turned into quite a decent drama.

However, you know something which will make any sane person on my flist run? The writer is the one who wrote the Korean Boys Over Flowers. Dramabeans thinks the problem with BOF was more directing than writing but I beg to differ. BOF was, simply, the most atrociously-written kdrama I've ever had the misfortune to see (and with some of the turkeys I saw, that is saying a lot). By the end, it didn't even make sense and made me hate pretty much every character. Narratively it derailed into second-lead shipping which would have been fine if it carried through but, abruptly, it didn't (probably because the mangaka would have sued). I've ranted enough about BOF to not have to do it now, but think about it, people - if the writer could mess up this badly with something that (a) had a complete and detailed manga out and (b) two previous successful TV adaptations, what is she going to do to poor ProDai?

On second thought, I might tune in out of sheer curiousity.
dangermousie: (Gokusen Shin by cerridwene)
I am sure that's not news to anyone who is interested on my flist, but Proposal Daisakusen is getting a two-hour special, with all the same cast. Even though I adored the open hopefulness of that ending, the thought of more Ken and Rei is just...eeeeee! And this time trying to work it through as best-friends-turned-couple, as opposed to just getting to that stage ;) What with that and Kurosagi, Yamapi is a busy boy lately.

In the news that is also not new to anyone who is interested, probably, but which fills me with annoyance, they are making Gokusen 3. WTF? I mean, how many classes of tough-but-underneath-it-good juvenile delinquents can be reformed by a year with an idealistic, yakuza family teacher. I mean, come ON! Leaving aside the whole 'it's not Gokusen without Shin' rant (so for another time), how repetitive can you get? It was original and funny once. Twice? What's the point? And thrice???? WTF. Nakama Yukie, I am sure you can do more interesting things to get your paycheck. I mean, not even Kame (who I adore in everything I've seen him in) being one of the leads in the second one tempted me to watch it, so I don't think the newest crop of junior, half-starved spangly pop stars will get me to tune in.

Semi-related, I dreamt of 1 Liter of Tears. How bizarre is that? I've never even watched it and don't plan to, either.
dangermousie: (Gokusen Shin by cerridwene)
I am sure that's not news to anyone who is interested on my flist, but Proposal Daisakusen is getting a two-hour special, with all the same cast. Even though I adored the open hopefulness of that ending, the thought of more Ken and Rei is just...eeeeee! And this time trying to work it through as best-friends-turned-couple, as opposed to just getting to that stage ;) What with that and Kurosagi, Yamapi is a busy boy lately.

In the news that is also not new to anyone who is interested, probably, but which fills me with annoyance, they are making Gokusen 3. WTF? I mean, how many classes of tough-but-underneath-it-good juvenile delinquents can be reformed by a year with an idealistic, yakuza family teacher. I mean, come ON! Leaving aside the whole 'it's not Gokusen without Shin' rant (so for another time), how repetitive can you get? It was original and funny once. Twice? What's the point? And thrice???? WTF. Nakama Yukie, I am sure you can do more interesting things to get your paycheck. I mean, not even Kame (who I adore in everything I've seen him in) being one of the leads in the second one tempted me to watch it, so I don't think the newest crop of junior, half-starved spangly pop stars will get me to tune in.

Semi-related, I dreamt of 1 Liter of Tears. How bizarre is that? I've never even watched it and don't plan to, either.
dangermousie: (Gokusen Shin by cerridwene)
I am sure that's not news to anyone who is interested on my flist, but Proposal Daisakusen is getting a two-hour special, with all the same cast. Even though I adored the open hopefulness of that ending, the thought of more Ken and Rei is just...eeeeee! And this time trying to work it through as best-friends-turned-couple, as opposed to just getting to that stage ;) What with that and Kurosagi, Yamapi is a busy boy lately.

In the news that is also not new to anyone who is interested, probably, but which fills me with annoyance, they are making Gokusen 3. WTF? I mean, how many classes of tough-but-underneath-it-good juvenile delinquents can be reformed by a year with an idealistic, yakuza family teacher. I mean, come ON! Leaving aside the whole 'it's not Gokusen without Shin' rant (so for another time), how repetitive can you get? It was original and funny once. Twice? What's the point? And thrice???? WTF. Nakama Yukie, I am sure you can do more interesting things to get your paycheck. I mean, not even Kame (who I adore in everything I've seen him in) being one of the leads in the second one tempted me to watch it, so I don't think the newest crop of junior, half-starved spangly pop stars will get me to tune in.

Semi-related, I dreamt of 1 Liter of Tears. How bizarre is that? I've never even watched it and don't plan to, either.
dangermousie: (Silence kiss by winterspel)
Yeah, I know I am spamming. No, I don't care.

Because OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG he just hugged her from behind !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and asked her not to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! right after she told him she decided to accept someone else's proposal !!!!!!!!!! and he is wearing a suit and his eyes !!!!!!!!!!!! I think I died.

Seriously, I know Ken has trouble saying things, but Rei has to be blind during that whole conversation (or years before) not to realize how much he loves her.

OMG OMG OMG.

ETA: He is clutching her, desperately and he asked her to marry him !!!!!!!!!! But she pulled away and walked away and his face !!!!!!!!!!!

Dammit.

ETA2: And OMG, he spent a month's salary on engagement ring. And he asked for biggest size, because he didn't want the ring not to fit Rei and he didn't know the size. And oh, his eyes are wet. ohohohohohohooooooh.

ETA3: I adore Mikio. Totally. OTOH, I really am beginning to find Rei cruel.

ETA4: The scene on the playground with Rei and Ken? I have no words. !!!!!!!! Oh, and chibi!Rei and chibi!Ken and his saying he'll take responsibility for her? EEEEEE!

You know another thing that bothers me about Tada-sensei? He seems uninterested in Rei's past, but that is what makes her, her and a view that Ken can get but not Tada-sensei.

ETA5: OMG OMG OMG OMG. Ken's speech? >>>>>>>>anything. I was crying so hard I had problems reading subtitles. And oh, how perfect that it's not just for Ken to learn to express himself, but it's equally about Rei realizing that she was at fault too, for running away, for being unkind to Ken's 'clumsy gentleness' and being so afraid to be hurt by rejection she ran away first. OMG. And this intercut with shots of ken crying in the empty church? OMG. But seriously, that speech earlier? When he told her he loved her and loves her and why he does, in front of the whole crowd, he who was always too shy to express himself even when they were alone? Oh. Seriously. Oh ProDai.

ETA6: OMG. Rei actually running, running after Ken, in her wedding dress. OMG. I love you, makers of ProDai!. And Ken not knowing, riding away in a taxi. And Rei, so desperately wanting a miracle of her own, and being granted, and we end with one of the most gorgeous, hopeful, giddy endings I have seen: the taxi is broken down, and Ken is out the back, on the empty road, minus his suit jacket, pushing the car and then he hears Rei, calling his name, her special nickname for him, that she hasn't used since that night he proposed, 'Ken-zou!' and he turns and we close with that incredible, shining look on his face. Oh.
dangermousie: (Silence kiss by winterspel)
Yeah, I know I am spamming. No, I don't care.

Because OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG he just hugged her from behind !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and asked her not to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! right after she told him she decided to accept someone else's proposal !!!!!!!!!! and he is wearing a suit and his eyes !!!!!!!!!!!! I think I died.

Seriously, I know Ken has trouble saying things, but Rei has to be blind during that whole conversation (or years before) not to realize how much he loves her.

OMG OMG OMG.

ETA: He is clutching her, desperately and he asked her to marry him !!!!!!!!!! But she pulled away and walked away and his face !!!!!!!!!!!

Dammit.

ETA2: And OMG, he spent a month's salary on engagement ring. And he asked for biggest size, because he didn't want the ring not to fit Rei and he didn't know the size. And oh, his eyes are wet. ohohohohohohooooooh.

ETA3: I adore Mikio. Totally. OTOH, I really am beginning to find Rei cruel.

ETA4: The scene on the playground with Rei and Ken? I have no words. !!!!!!!! Oh, and chibi!Rei and chibi!Ken and his saying he'll take responsibility for her? EEEEEE!

You know another thing that bothers me about Tada-sensei? He seems uninterested in Rei's past, but that is what makes her, her and a view that Ken can get but not Tada-sensei.

ETA5: OMG OMG OMG OMG. Ken's speech? >>>>>>>>anything. I was crying so hard I had problems reading subtitles. And oh, how perfect that it's not just for Ken to learn to express himself, but it's equally about Rei realizing that she was at fault too, for running away, for being unkind to Ken's 'clumsy gentleness' and being so afraid to be hurt by rejection she ran away first. OMG. And this intercut with shots of ken crying in the empty church? OMG. But seriously, that speech earlier? When he told her he loved her and loves her and why he does, in front of the whole crowd, he who was always too shy to express himself even when they were alone? Oh. Seriously. Oh ProDai.

ETA6: OMG. Rei actually running, running after Ken, in her wedding dress. OMG. I love you, makers of ProDai!. And Ken not knowing, riding away in a taxi. And Rei, so desperately wanting a miracle of her own, and being granted, and we end with one of the most gorgeous, hopeful, giddy endings I have seen: the taxi is broken down, and Ken is out the back, on the empty road, minus his suit jacket, pushing the car and then he hears Rei, calling his name, her special nickname for him, that she hasn't used since that night he proposed, 'Ken-zou!' and he turns and we close with that incredible, shining look on his face. Oh.
dangermousie: (Silence kiss by winterspel)
Yeah, I know I am spamming. No, I don't care.

Because OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG he just hugged her from behind !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and asked her not to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! right after she told him she decided to accept someone else's proposal !!!!!!!!!! and he is wearing a suit and his eyes !!!!!!!!!!!! I think I died.

Seriously, I know Ken has trouble saying things, but Rei has to be blind during that whole conversation (or years before) not to realize how much he loves her.

OMG OMG OMG.

ETA: He is clutching her, desperately and he asked her to marry him !!!!!!!!!! But she pulled away and walked away and his face !!!!!!!!!!!

Dammit.

ETA2: And OMG, he spent a month's salary on engagement ring. And he asked for biggest size, because he didn't want the ring not to fit Rei and he didn't know the size. And oh, his eyes are wet. ohohohohohohooooooh.

ETA3: I adore Mikio. Totally. OTOH, I really am beginning to find Rei cruel.

ETA4: The scene on the playground with Rei and Ken? I have no words. !!!!!!!! Oh, and chibi!Rei and chibi!Ken and his saying he'll take responsibility for her? EEEEEE!

You know another thing that bothers me about Tada-sensei? He seems uninterested in Rei's past, but that is what makes her, her and a view that Ken can get but not Tada-sensei.

ETA5: OMG OMG OMG OMG. Ken's speech? >>>>>>>>anything. I was crying so hard I had problems reading subtitles. And oh, how perfect that it's not just for Ken to learn to express himself, but it's equally about Rei realizing that she was at fault too, for running away, for being unkind to Ken's 'clumsy gentleness' and being so afraid to be hurt by rejection she ran away first. OMG. And this intercut with shots of ken crying in the empty church? OMG. But seriously, that speech earlier? When he told her he loved her and loves her and why he does, in front of the whole crowd, he who was always too shy to express himself even when they were alone? Oh. Seriously. Oh ProDai.

ETA6: OMG. Rei actually running, running after Ken, in her wedding dress. OMG. I love you, makers of ProDai!. And Ken not knowing, riding away in a taxi. And Rei, so desperately wanting a miracle of her own, and being granted, and we end with one of the most gorgeous, hopeful, giddy endings I have seen: the taxi is broken down, and Ken is out the back, on the empty road, minus his suit jacket, pushing the car and then he hears Rei, calling his name, her special nickname for him, that she hasn't used since that night he proposed, 'Ken-zou!' and he turns and we close with that incredible, shining look on his face. Oh.
dangermousie: (Default)
OMG, the bit in ep 8, where Yamapi decides to forget Rei but can't, and he spends the New Year's trying to hit the numbers with those baseballs over and over and over at that carnival (even though it's so expensive) to win that purse for her?

And he thinks he can't forget her and is crying?

OMG.

Also, it's official, Tada-sensei is creepy. He is hanging out with bunch of students and is dating one of them. Yikes.
dangermousie: (Default)
OMG, the bit in ep 8, where Yamapi decides to forget Rei but can't, and he spends the New Year's trying to hit the numbers with those baseballs over and over and over at that carnival (even though it's so expensive) to win that purse for her?

And he thinks he can't forget her and is crying?

OMG.

Also, it's official, Tada-sensei is creepy. He is hanging out with bunch of students and is dating one of them. Yikes.
dangermousie: (Default)
OMG, the bit in ep 8, where Yamapi decides to forget Rei but can't, and he spends the New Year's trying to hit the numbers with those baseballs over and over and over at that carnival (even though it's so expensive) to win that purse for her?

And he thinks he can't forget her and is crying?

OMG.

Also, it's official, Tada-sensei is creepy. He is hanging out with bunch of students and is dating one of them. Yikes.
dangermousie: (Silence rainy hug by scottishlass)
Oh ProDai.

I just finished ep 6 and I was totally crying.

Because it's his last chance, really, and he gets a job even though he is sick, and gets her that giant toy thing (for her birthday) and she decides she will try, for one final time, to confess her feelings, but they miss each other because she comes to his apartment with comfort food and waits for him, but he ran to her place, even though he is totally sick, and he is sitting outside with the present, and when they are about to lock up, he gets down on his hands and knees and begs for them to wait 10 more minutes, not to lock up.

OMG.

OMG.

And finally they both give up and he comes home and sees her package so her runs to find her but even though he is running (sick!!!!) he makes there too late, because the flash goes off and...

he is back to the present.

Oh.

OH.

Frell it, you made me cry, drama.

I think he is thinking now, he can never have her, after all.

Rei, you are SILLY.
dangermousie: (Silence rainy hug by scottishlass)
Oh ProDai.

I just finished ep 6 and I was totally crying.

Because it's his last chance, really, and he gets a job even though he is sick, and gets her that giant toy thing (for her birthday) and she decides she will try, for one final time, to confess her feelings, but they miss each other because she comes to his apartment with comfort food and waits for him, but he ran to her place, even though he is totally sick, and he is sitting outside with the present, and when they are about to lock up, he gets down on his hands and knees and begs for them to wait 10 more minutes, not to lock up.

OMG.

OMG.

And finally they both give up and he comes home and sees her package so her runs to find her but even though he is running (sick!!!!) he makes there too late, because the flash goes off and...

he is back to the present.

Oh.

OH.

Frell it, you made me cry, drama.

I think he is thinking now, he can never have her, after all.

Rei, you are SILLY.
dangermousie: (Silence rainy hug by scottishlass)
Oh ProDai.

I just finished ep 6 and I was totally crying.

Because it's his last chance, really, and he gets a job even though he is sick, and gets her that giant toy thing (for her birthday) and she decides she will try, for one final time, to confess her feelings, but they miss each other because she comes to his apartment with comfort food and waits for him, but he ran to her place, even though he is totally sick, and he is sitting outside with the present, and when they are about to lock up, he gets down on his hands and knees and begs for them to wait 10 more minutes, not to lock up.

OMG.

OMG.

And finally they both give up and he comes home and sees her package so her runs to find her but even though he is running (sick!!!!) he makes there too late, because the flash goes off and...

he is back to the present.

Oh.

OH.

Frell it, you made me cry, drama.

I think he is thinking now, he can never have her, after all.

Rei, you are SILLY.
dangermousie: (Kurosagi by cherishcolors)
You, guys.

You, guys.

he gave her the second button from of his baseball uniform.

I seriously teared up, I am insane.

Damn you, Yamapi, for having the most expressive eyes in jdrama. Seriously he totally embodies the whole expression 'his heart was in his eyes.' OMG.

Oh God, Ken is so impossible: so head-smack-worthy, with his inability to confess to Rei that he loves her even now, so boy-dense, and yet so capable of these incredible gestures, however little (giving her the eraser) or however huge (staging that bball graduation ceremony). And ultimately, a good guy (look how he was unable to not bring Tada closer to Rei, even if it ruins his chances, because he knew Tada was a good guy).

And the way he looks at her? OMG. Even I am melting.

I love ProDai like it was a chocolate chip cookie and I was starving for a month.
dangermousie: (Kurosagi by cherishcolors)
You, guys.

You, guys.

he gave her the second button from of his baseball uniform.

I seriously teared up, I am insane.

Damn you, Yamapi, for having the most expressive eyes in jdrama. Seriously he totally embodies the whole expression 'his heart was in his eyes.' OMG.

Oh God, Ken is so impossible: so head-smack-worthy, with his inability to confess to Rei that he loves her even now, so boy-dense, and yet so capable of these incredible gestures, however little (giving her the eraser) or however huge (staging that bball graduation ceremony). And ultimately, a good guy (look how he was unable to not bring Tada closer to Rei, even if it ruins his chances, because he knew Tada was a good guy).

And the way he looks at her? OMG. Even I am melting.

I love ProDai like it was a chocolate chip cookie and I was starving for a month.
dangermousie: (Kurosagi by cherishcolors)
You, guys.

You, guys.

he gave her the second button from of his baseball uniform.

I seriously teared up, I am insane.

Damn you, Yamapi, for having the most expressive eyes in jdrama. Seriously he totally embodies the whole expression 'his heart was in his eyes.' OMG.

Oh God, Ken is so impossible: so head-smack-worthy, with his inability to confess to Rei that he loves her even now, so boy-dense, and yet so capable of these incredible gestures, however little (giving her the eraser) or however huge (staging that bball graduation ceremony). And ultimately, a good guy (look how he was unable to not bring Tada closer to Rei, even if it ruins his chances, because he knew Tada was a good guy).

And the way he looks at her? OMG. Even I am melting.

I love ProDai like it was a chocolate chip cookie and I was starving for a month.
dangermousie: (Default)
I have restarted watching Proposal Daisakusen. Oh, so good. I am on ep 3, and oh, Ken and Rei can still make me laugh and sniffle. So awesome. I love love LOVE the scene where Ken switches seats to be with rei and they just sit next to each other while the rest of the class runs out to see if the new hot teach is stripping. Just...guuuuh. So much chemistry.

Also, Tada-san was Rei's teacher? That is totally gross. Ugh to Tada-san.
dangermousie: (Default)
I have restarted watching Proposal Daisakusen. Oh, so good. I am on ep 3, and oh, Ken and Rei can still make me laugh and sniffle. So awesome. I love love LOVE the scene where Ken switches seats to be with rei and they just sit next to each other while the rest of the class runs out to see if the new hot teach is stripping. Just...guuuuh. So much chemistry.

Also, Tada-san was Rei's teacher? That is totally gross. Ugh to Tada-san.

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