dangermousie: (Default)
I am going to try doing something new. Let me know if it's a good idea.

The reason I love kdramas so is, in large part, due to their awesome leading men. So I thought I'd do a weekly post highlighting a different one of my favorites.



And the honor of being the first one in the series goes to...ta-dum...Park Shi Hoo.

All about Park Shi Hoo. A monster post )

OK, that took a while :)

FWIW, I am taking requests - you can post in comment if you want someone specific next time.
dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
If you read this journal with any regularity, you know that kdrama romcoms and I don't really mesh and haven't for the last few years. Hybrid kdramas with some romcom elements I can fall madly for (Secret Garden and Prosecutor Princess come to mind) but proper romcoms I have truly loved in the last few years - I think the count is at zero. The closest I came to was with Mary Stayed Out Last Night, where I bailed by ep 12, but first the first 2/3 of the drama very addictive as far as the OTP went even as I disliked everything else.

That is why I continue to be completely shocked that I am adoring Myung Wol the Spy so. There is no question MW is every inch a romcom. And yet I am so so so so addicted. Despite my romcom trepidation, I checked out MW for two reasons (1) I find Eric hella sexy and (2) the story synopsis - North Korean agent ordered to seduce and marry a Hallyu star - was going to be good or bad but would always be interesting. But I did not expect to really love it. Imagine my shock when, eight episodes in, I am still addicted - I laugh, I find the story (such as it is - it's a romcom, thus not particularly plot driven) interesting, and I swoon like mad at the OTP chemistry. And unlike with Mary (or Heartstrings), I like the drama in general, not just suffer through the other bits to get to the OTP. I cannot wait to watch eps 9 and 10, which is what I plan on doing as soon as I post this, in fact.

Also, in ep 8, KW found out MW was after him for ulterior motives (though not that she is a NK agent :P)




Please tell me this will result in another angsty shower scene:



Oh, and ep 8 was the one with this. Finally. Mmmmmm.





Bring on more! This MV, which includes stuff from 9 and 10, makes me salivate.

dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
If you read this journal with any regularity, you know that kdrama romcoms and I don't really mesh and haven't for the last few years. Hybrid kdramas with some romcom elements I can fall madly for (Secret Garden and Prosecutor Princess come to mind) but proper romcoms I have truly loved in the last few years - I think the count is at zero. The closest I came to was with Mary Stayed Out Last Night, where I bailed by ep 12, but first the first 2/3 of the drama very addictive as far as the OTP went even as I disliked everything else.

That is why I continue to be completely shocked that I am adoring Myung Wol the Spy so. There is no question MW is every inch a romcom. And yet I am so so so so addicted. Despite my romcom trepidation, I checked out MW for two reasons (1) I find Eric hella sexy and (2) the story synopsis - North Korean agent ordered to seduce and marry a Hallyu star - was going to be good or bad but would always be interesting. But I did not expect to really love it. Imagine my shock when, eight episodes in, I am still addicted - I laugh, I find the story (such as it is - it's a romcom, thus not particularly plot driven) interesting, and I swoon like mad at the OTP chemistry. And unlike with Mary (or Heartstrings), I like the drama in general, not just suffer through the other bits to get to the OTP. I cannot wait to watch eps 9 and 10, which is what I plan on doing as soon as I post this, in fact.

Also, in ep 8, KW found out MW was after him for ulterior motives (though not that she is a NK agent :P)




Please tell me this will result in another angsty shower scene:



Oh, and ep 8 was the one with this. Finally. Mmmmmm.





Bring on more! This MV, which includes stuff from 9 and 10, makes me salivate.

dangermousie: (BSG: Helo/Athena by lyssie)
If you read this journal with any regularity, you know that kdrama romcoms and I don't really mesh and haven't for the last few years. Hybrid kdramas with some romcom elements I can fall madly for (Secret Garden and Prosecutor Princess come to mind) but proper romcoms I have truly loved in the last few years - I think the count is at zero. The closest I came to was with Mary Stayed Out Last Night, where I bailed by ep 12, but first the first 2/3 of the drama very addictive as far as the OTP went even as I disliked everything else.

That is why I continue to be completely shocked that I am adoring Myung Wol the Spy so. There is no question MW is every inch a romcom. And yet I am so so so so addicted. Despite my romcom trepidation, I checked out MW for two reasons (1) I find Eric hella sexy and (2) the story synopsis - North Korean agent ordered to seduce and marry a Hallyu star - was going to be good or bad but would always be interesting. But I did not expect to really love it. Imagine my shock when, eight episodes in, I am still addicted - I laugh, I find the story (such as it is - it's a romcom, thus not particularly plot driven) interesting, and I swoon like mad at the OTP chemistry. And unlike with Mary (or Heartstrings), I like the drama in general, not just suffer through the other bits to get to the OTP. I cannot wait to watch eps 9 and 10, which is what I plan on doing as soon as I post this, in fact.

Also, in ep 8, KW found out MW was after him for ulterior motives (though not that she is a NK agent :P)




Please tell me this will result in another angsty shower scene:



Oh, and ep 8 was the one with this. Finally. Mmmmmm.





Bring on more! This MV, which includes stuff from 9 and 10, makes me salivate.

dangermousie: (Default)
If you read this journal with any regularity, you know that kdrama romcoms and I don't really mesh and haven't for the last few years. Hybrid kdramas with some romcom elements I can fall madly for (Secret Garden and Prosecutor Princess come to mind) but proper romcoms I have truly loved in the last few years - I think the count is at zero. The closest I came to was with Mary Stayed Out Last Night, where I bailed by ep 12, but first the first 2/3 of the drama very addictive as far as the OTP went even as I disliked everything else.

That is why I continue to be completely shocked that I am adoring Myung Wol the Spy so. There is no question MW is every inch a romcom. And yet I am so so so so addicted. Despite my romcom trepidation, I checked out MW for two reasons (1) I find Eric hella sexy and (2) the story synopsis - North Korean agent ordered to seduce and marry a Hallyu star - was going to be good or bad but would always be interesting. But I did not expect to really love it. Imagine my shock when, eight episodes in, I am still addicted - I laugh, I find the story (such as it is - it's a romcom, thus not particularly plot driven) interesting, and I swoon like mad at the OTP chemistry. And unlike with Mary (or Heartstrings), I like the drama in general, not just suffer through the other bits to get to the OTP. I cannot wait to watch eps 9 and 10, which is what I plan on doing as soon as I post this, in fact.

Also, in ep 8, KW found out MW was after him for ulterior motives (though not that she is a NK agent :P)




Please tell me this will result in another angsty shower scene:



Oh, and ep 8 was the one with this. Finally. Mmmmmm.





Bring on more! This MV, which includes stuff from 9 and 10, makes me salivate.

dangermousie: (Mawang otp by miss-dian)
1. I don't care whether Ma Sang Tae killed that guy 15 years ago or not, he is a freaking awesome father and I love him. If In Woo's machinations land him in jail, I won't forgive IW. I don't care about his justification and all. But I still don't believe he is a murderer - he is a lousy husband (even if a great father) and an unethical businessman but a murderer he is not - not on purpose at least. And it's nice to know whatever else he didn't frame In Woo's father - he just falsified his own alibi and that led to IW's father conviction.

2. How much do I love that there is no love triangle. I so appreciate that I have never got a romantic vibe from Jenny, In Woo's friend - all her reactions, even her dislike of Hyeri, read as reactions of a close friend. She dislikes Hyeri because she is the daughter of MST who caused all that trouble for IW and because she is making IW conflicted, but I do not see even a hint of jealousy there.

3. In Woo, oh In Woo, what shall we do with you? He is the most fascinating character in this - he makes me so torn. Half the time I want to make it all better and adore him and the other half I want to stab him in the face.

I remain convinced that PP came about when someone wondered "how would it be if we made Mawang into a romantic comedy?" (For a kdrama defition of comedy - i.e. more tears than an Elizabethan tragedy, just with a happy ending). And that is why I am so torn on shipping him with Hyeri. It's the same reaction I had for Joo Ji Hoon and Shin Min Ah's characters in Mawang - I adored them so much, all that torment and restraint, but I couldn't ultimately sign off on them in any long-term way because JJH was simply too broken. And I get the same thing here with In Woo/Hyeri. I adore them together but no - no. No. It's not workable. He's simply too messed up for a functional relationship - what he needs is a decade of therapy before he can be in a romantic relationship that works. And while in some ways In Woo is better off than the protagonist of Mawang (he has not caused deaths of anyone), in another way, he is much worse. In Mawang, JJH's relationship with SMA was the most healing thing in his life - she was not connected with the badness of his past at all - in fact she tried to help even when they were kids. If fate left them alone, who knows, she may have healed him eventually, with enough time and peace. But Hyeri is no external angel of any sort - she is the daughter of the man who as good as killed In Woo's parents in front of his eyes. That relationship wouldn't be healing, it will be a flaming trainwreck - they will end up in a psychiatric unit. Hyeri's loving heart or not, I cannot see her being with a man who put her loved father in jail (and there is the residual familial guilt mixed in) and for In Woo - the same - no matter what, she is still Ma Sang Tae's daughter. It's as if in Mawang, Uhm Tae Woong had a sister and Joo Ji Hoon fell in love with her. Total trainwreck.

That is why I keep thinking Ma Sang Tae isn't really a deliberate murderer - because unless the writer is insane, PP will have a happy ending and not a Mawang one. (Though even then, honestly, I still think In Woo needs MAJOR therapy. This is one drama that needs a time jump). I think it would be lovely if MST is innocent of the murder - it will teach In Woo to use people and jump to conlcusions. Just as I loved that he had to promise Ma Sang Tae to leave Hyeri in exchange for MST confessing - now he has to pay with something he greatly desires too. In fact, when he offered MST choice between past and future (i.e. he can protect his past and hide the murder or he can protect his future -i.e. Hyeri - In Woo will disappear out of Hyeri's life in exchange for a confession), he has the same choice - his past - the memory of his dead father cleared, or his future - letting go of past hurt and chosing to be happy with Hyeri. Ma Sang Tae chose the future and In Woo chose the past. Which just goes to show that whatever his faults Ma Sang Tae is way better adjusted and with knowledge of priorities than In Woo. I felt like screaming at the screen during that scene - sure clearing Daddy's name is praiseworthy, but the man is dead, it makes no difference to him, so how can you pick the dead against chance of present happiness? (The same I felt in Mawang and many revenge dramas. It's different with something like Green Rose, where protagonist is trying to clear his own name, but when it's just the dead people's honor, I want to shake the avenger and tell him to snap out of it and actually live).

4. Serious Prosecutor and Lady Prosecutor bore me. I am glad they will get together but they are sort of dull.

ETA: Because this reminded me of my undying love for Mawang, have a shippy MV:

dangermousie: (Mawang otp by miss-dian)
1. I don't care whether Ma Sang Tae killed that guy 15 years ago or not, he is a freaking awesome father and I love him. If In Woo's machinations land him in jail, I won't forgive IW. I don't care about his justification and all. But I still don't believe he is a murderer - he is a lousy husband (even if a great father) and an unethical businessman but a murderer he is not - not on purpose at least. And it's nice to know whatever else he didn't frame In Woo's father - he just falsified his own alibi and that led to IW's father conviction.

2. How much do I love that there is no love triangle. I so appreciate that I have never got a romantic vibe from Jenny, In Woo's friend - all her reactions, even her dislike of Hyeri, read as reactions of a close friend. She dislikes Hyeri because she is the daughter of MST who caused all that trouble for IW and because she is making IW conflicted, but I do not see even a hint of jealousy there.

3. In Woo, oh In Woo, what shall we do with you? He is the most fascinating character in this - he makes me so torn. Half the time I want to make it all better and adore him and the other half I want to stab him in the face.

I remain convinced that PP came about when someone wondered "how would it be if we made Mawang into a romantic comedy?" (For a kdrama defition of comedy - i.e. more tears than an Elizabethan tragedy, just with a happy ending). And that is why I am so torn on shipping him with Hyeri. It's the same reaction I had for Joo Ji Hoon and Shin Min Ah's characters in Mawang - I adored them so much, all that torment and restraint, but I couldn't ultimately sign off on them in any long-term way because JJH was simply too broken. And I get the same thing here with In Woo/Hyeri. I adore them together but no - no. No. It's not workable. He's simply too messed up for a functional relationship - what he needs is a decade of therapy before he can be in a romantic relationship that works. And while in some ways In Woo is better off than the protagonist of Mawang (he has not caused deaths of anyone), in another way, he is much worse. In Mawang, JJH's relationship with SMA was the most healing thing in his life - she was not connected with the badness of his past at all - in fact she tried to help even when they were kids. If fate left them alone, who knows, she may have healed him eventually, with enough time and peace. But Hyeri is no external angel of any sort - she is the daughter of the man who as good as killed In Woo's parents in front of his eyes. That relationship wouldn't be healing, it will be a flaming trainwreck - they will end up in a psychiatric unit. Hyeri's loving heart or not, I cannot see her being with a man who put her loved father in jail (and there is the residual familial guilt mixed in) and for In Woo - the same - no matter what, she is still Ma Sang Tae's daughter. It's as if in Mawang, Uhm Tae Woong had a sister and Joo Ji Hoon fell in love with her. Total trainwreck.

That is why I keep thinking Ma Sang Tae isn't really a deliberate murderer - because unless the writer is insane, PP will have a happy ending and not a Mawang one. (Though even then, honestly, I still think In Woo needs MAJOR therapy. This is one drama that needs a time jump). I think it would be lovely if MST is innocent of the murder - it will teach In Woo to use people and jump to conlcusions. Just as I loved that he had to promise Ma Sang Tae to leave Hyeri in exchange for MST confessing - now he has to pay with something he greatly desires too. In fact, when he offered MST choice between past and future (i.e. he can protect his past and hide the murder or he can protect his future -i.e. Hyeri - In Woo will disappear out of Hyeri's life in exchange for a confession), he has the same choice - his past - the memory of his dead father cleared, or his future - letting go of past hurt and chosing to be happy with Hyeri. Ma Sang Tae chose the future and In Woo chose the past. Which just goes to show that whatever his faults Ma Sang Tae is way better adjusted and with knowledge of priorities than In Woo. I felt like screaming at the screen during that scene - sure clearing Daddy's name is praiseworthy, but the man is dead, it makes no difference to him, so how can you pick the dead against chance of present happiness? (The same I felt in Mawang and many revenge dramas. It's different with something like Green Rose, where protagonist is trying to clear his own name, but when it's just the dead people's honor, I want to shake the avenger and tell him to snap out of it and actually live).

4. Serious Prosecutor and Lady Prosecutor bore me. I am glad they will get together but they are sort of dull.

ETA: Because this reminded me of my undying love for Mawang, have a shippy MV:

dangermousie: (Mawang otp by miss-dian)
1. I don't care whether Ma Sang Tae killed that guy 15 years ago or not, he is a freaking awesome father and I love him. If In Woo's machinations land him in jail, I won't forgive IW. I don't care about his justification and all. But I still don't believe he is a murderer - he is a lousy husband (even if a great father) and an unethical businessman but a murderer he is not - not on purpose at least. And it's nice to know whatever else he didn't frame In Woo's father - he just falsified his own alibi and that led to IW's father conviction.

2. How much do I love that there is no love triangle. I so appreciate that I have never got a romantic vibe from Jenny, In Woo's friend - all her reactions, even her dislike of Hyeri, read as reactions of a close friend. She dislikes Hyeri because she is the daughter of MST who caused all that trouble for IW and because she is making IW conflicted, but I do not see even a hint of jealousy there.

3. In Woo, oh In Woo, what shall we do with you? He is the most fascinating character in this - he makes me so torn. Half the time I want to make it all better and adore him and the other half I want to stab him in the face.

I remain convinced that PP came about when someone wondered "how would it be if we made Mawang into a romantic comedy?" (For a kdrama defition of comedy - i.e. more tears than an Elizabethan tragedy, just with a happy ending). And that is why I am so torn on shipping him with Hyeri. It's the same reaction I had for Joo Ji Hoon and Shin Min Ah's characters in Mawang - I adored them so much, all that torment and restraint, but I couldn't ultimately sign off on them in any long-term way because JJH was simply too broken. And I get the same thing here with In Woo/Hyeri. I adore them together but no - no. No. It's not workable. He's simply too messed up for a functional relationship - what he needs is a decade of therapy before he can be in a romantic relationship that works. And while in some ways In Woo is better off than the protagonist of Mawang (he has not caused deaths of anyone), in another way, he is much worse. In Mawang, JJH's relationship with SMA was the most healing thing in his life - she was not connected with the badness of his past at all - in fact she tried to help even when they were kids. If fate left them alone, who knows, she may have healed him eventually, with enough time and peace. But Hyeri is no external angel of any sort - she is the daughter of the man who as good as killed In Woo's parents in front of his eyes. That relationship wouldn't be healing, it will be a flaming trainwreck - they will end up in a psychiatric unit. Hyeri's loving heart or not, I cannot see her being with a man who put her loved father in jail (and there is the residual familial guilt mixed in) and for In Woo - the same - no matter what, she is still Ma Sang Tae's daughter. It's as if in Mawang, Uhm Tae Woong had a sister and Joo Ji Hoon fell in love with her. Total trainwreck.

That is why I keep thinking Ma Sang Tae isn't really a deliberate murderer - because unless the writer is insane, PP will have a happy ending and not a Mawang one. (Though even then, honestly, I still think In Woo needs MAJOR therapy. This is one drama that needs a time jump). I think it would be lovely if MST is innocent of the murder - it will teach In Woo to use people and jump to conlcusions. Just as I loved that he had to promise Ma Sang Tae to leave Hyeri in exchange for MST confessing - now he has to pay with something he greatly desires too. In fact, when he offered MST choice between past and future (i.e. he can protect his past and hide the murder or he can protect his future -i.e. Hyeri - In Woo will disappear out of Hyeri's life in exchange for a confession), he has the same choice - his past - the memory of his dead father cleared, or his future - letting go of past hurt and chosing to be happy with Hyeri. Ma Sang Tae chose the future and In Woo chose the past. Which just goes to show that whatever his faults Ma Sang Tae is way better adjusted and with knowledge of priorities than In Woo. I felt like screaming at the screen during that scene - sure clearing Daddy's name is praiseworthy, but the man is dead, it makes no difference to him, so how can you pick the dead against chance of present happiness? (The same I felt in Mawang and many revenge dramas. It's different with something like Green Rose, where protagonist is trying to clear his own name, but when it's just the dead people's honor, I want to shake the avenger and tell him to snap out of it and actually live).

4. Serious Prosecutor and Lady Prosecutor bore me. I am glad they will get together but they are sort of dull.

ETA: Because this reminded me of my undying love for Mawang, have a shippy MV:

O-T-P!!!

May. 13th, 2010 10:57 pm
dangermousie: (Personal Taste kiss)
I literally started crying when Hyeri heard In Woo's message near the end of ep 13 of Prosecutor Princess. And the last scene was pure perfection.

But now, on to ep 13 of Personal Taste and one of the most adorable, functional OTPs ever - Jin Ho and Gae In.



Caps of and thoughts on the adorable couple! )

O-T-P!!!

May. 13th, 2010 10:57 pm
dangermousie: (Personal Taste kiss)
I literally started crying when Hyeri heard In Woo's message near the end of ep 13 of Prosecutor Princess. And the last scene was pure perfection.

But now, on to ep 13 of Personal Taste and one of the most adorable, functional OTPs ever - Jin Ho and Gae In.



Caps of and thoughts on the adorable couple! )

O-T-P!!!

May. 13th, 2010 10:57 pm
dangermousie: (Personal Taste kiss)
I literally started crying when Hyeri heard In Woo's message near the end of ep 13 of Prosecutor Princess. And the last scene was pure perfection.

But now, on to ep 13 of Personal Taste and one of the most adorable, functional OTPs ever - Jin Ho and Gae In.



Caps of and thoughts on the adorable couple! )
dangermousie: (Chuno - hunt)
OMG! In Woo is totally devouring Hyeri here. Mmmm, that scene was so very amazing.



Preview promises us this:



You know, I am almost sure by now that Ma Sang Tae is not the murderer - because there is NO way that In Woo and Hyeri could be together if he was. Can you imagine having as your father-in-law the man who's responsible for the deaths of your parents. No way. I bet MST was doing something shady that same day (meeting with a politician he's bribing or something) which he could not reveal so he paid people to be his alibi. But the real murderer is someone else - maybe the florist?
dangermousie: (Chuno - hunt)
OMG! In Woo is totally devouring Hyeri here. Mmmm, that scene was so very amazing.



Preview promises us this:



You know, I am almost sure by now that Ma Sang Tae is not the murderer - because there is NO way that In Woo and Hyeri could be together if he was. Can you imagine having as your father-in-law the man who's responsible for the deaths of your parents. No way. I bet MST was doing something shady that same day (meeting with a politician he's bribing or something) which he could not reveal so he paid people to be his alibi. But the real murderer is someone else - maybe the florist?
dangermousie: (Chuno - hunt)
OMG! In Woo is totally devouring Hyeri here. Mmmm, that scene was so very amazing.



Preview promises us this:



You know, I am almost sure by now that Ma Sang Tae is not the murderer - because there is NO way that In Woo and Hyeri could be together if he was. Can you imagine having as your father-in-law the man who's responsible for the deaths of your parents. No way. I bet MST was doing something shady that same day (meeting with a politician he's bribing or something) which he could not reveal so he paid people to be his alibi. But the real murderer is someone else - maybe the florist?
dangermousie: (Personal Taste kiss)
The upside of being sick: more time for dramas :)

Anyway, both my beloved Personal Taste and Personal Princess seem to be in a very swoony mood for today's ep.

I am cutting both sets of pics in case there are extreme spoilerphobes among us but these are all promo pics.

Prosecutor Princess. Oh My )

Personal Taste. EEEE! )
dangermousie: (Personal Taste kiss)
The upside of being sick: more time for dramas :)

Anyway, both my beloved Personal Taste and Personal Princess seem to be in a very swoony mood for today's ep.

I am cutting both sets of pics in case there are extreme spoilerphobes among us but these are all promo pics.

Prosecutor Princess. Oh My )

Personal Taste. EEEE! )
dangermousie: (Personal Taste kiss)
The upside of being sick: more time for dramas :)

Anyway, both my beloved Personal Taste and Personal Princess seem to be in a very swoony mood for today's ep.

I am cutting both sets of pics in case there are extreme spoilerphobes among us but these are all promo pics.

Prosecutor Princess. Oh My )

Personal Taste. EEEE! )
dangermousie: (Default)
I want to stab In Woo in his pretty face!

I HOPE YOU GET TO SUFFER LOTS AND LOTS, IDIOT!!! With your Jenny invites in the middle of dinner with Hyeri and all. Blah blah angst - I don't care. You may feel bad but you still keep doing what you are doing, you didn't stop, did you?

LEAVE MA HYERI ALONE!!!!

:)

ETA: I totally understand why he wants revenge btw. He doesn't even want revenge actually, but justice. But poor Hyeri is caught in all of it. Ouch. I can't see how on earth they can work out with that past family history. And OMG scene outside records office was perfect angsty shippy thing.
dangermousie: (Default)
I want to stab In Woo in his pretty face!

I HOPE YOU GET TO SUFFER LOTS AND LOTS, IDIOT!!! With your Jenny invites in the middle of dinner with Hyeri and all. Blah blah angst - I don't care. You may feel bad but you still keep doing what you are doing, you didn't stop, did you?

LEAVE MA HYERI ALONE!!!!

:)

ETA: I totally understand why he wants revenge btw. He doesn't even want revenge actually, but justice. But poor Hyeri is caught in all of it. Ouch. I can't see how on earth they can work out with that past family history. And OMG scene outside records office was perfect angsty shippy thing.
dangermousie: (Default)
I want to stab In Woo in his pretty face!

I HOPE YOU GET TO SUFFER LOTS AND LOTS, IDIOT!!! With your Jenny invites in the middle of dinner with Hyeri and all. Blah blah angst - I don't care. You may feel bad but you still keep doing what you are doing, you didn't stop, did you?

LEAVE MA HYERI ALONE!!!!

:)

ETA: I totally understand why he wants revenge btw. He doesn't even want revenge actually, but justice. But poor Hyeri is caught in all of it. Ouch. I can't see how on earth they can work out with that past family history. And OMG scene outside records office was perfect angsty shippy thing.

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