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Now, here is a dilemma. I am kinda enjoying the show except for one glaring glaring issue - I loathe loathe loathe and despise the heroine.



The cap above is one of many reasons why (this cap picked for sexytime prettiness - screenshots of angry housewives are less photogenic). I don't care if Emily is out for revenge and wrecks the lives of those who wrecked hers. But she doesn't give a fuck about collateral damage - in wrecking people who are innocent of any wrongdoing, she is no better than those she seeks revenge on. Daniel is the only the most prominent one of these - I don't particularly love the guy, but he seems a decent enough sort whose only crime is being the son of people Emily wants revenge on - wtf? What kind of person seduces and enters into a relationship with someone to get revenge on his parents? How about all these people whose secrets Emily very publically outed via video to bring down that shrink? What do they have to do with her family drama? Why must their lives be ruined? Or the investors in that fund she destroyed? Some little old lady is going to have her income cut in half and struggle to pay the bills now! Or Daniel's sister - her only crime, like Daniel's, is to be born to people Emily hates - so yeah, get the girl to know her mother wishes she was never born.

Anyway, I loathe and despise Emily and want her brought down forever.

This is not a good show experience - to hate the protagonist. I don't have to like them (I love Boardwalk Empire despite not loving any of the characters. I don't hate any of them - they are too fascinating, but then, BE is in another league from Revenge) but if I want to erase that smug face every time I see her, I think it's time to drop it.Maybe, if I loved some other character, but I don't.

I much prefer Ringer - it's not as good but I actually like and root for Bridget (and like Andrew and Juliet as well).
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Now, here is a dilemma. I am kinda enjoying the show except for one glaring glaring issue - I loathe loathe loathe and despise the heroine.



The cap above is one of many reasons why (this cap picked for sexytime prettiness - screenshots of angry housewives are less photogenic). I don't care if Emily is out for revenge and wrecks the lives of those who wrecked hers. But she doesn't give a fuck about collateral damage - in wrecking people who are innocent of any wrongdoing, she is no better than those she seeks revenge on. Daniel is the only the most prominent one of these - I don't particularly love the guy, but he seems a decent enough sort whose only crime is being the son of people Emily wants revenge on - wtf? What kind of person seduces and enters into a relationship with someone to get revenge on his parents? How about all these people whose secrets Emily very publically outed via video to bring down that shrink? What do they have to do with her family drama? Why must their lives be ruined? Or the investors in that fund she destroyed? Some little old lady is going to have her income cut in half and struggle to pay the bills now! Or Daniel's sister - her only crime, like Daniel's, is to be born to people Emily hates - so yeah, get the girl to know her mother wishes she was never born.

Anyway, I loathe and despise Emily and want her brought down forever.

This is not a good show experience - to hate the protagonist. I don't have to like them (I love Boardwalk Empire despite not loving any of the characters. I don't hate any of them - they are too fascinating, but then, BE is in another league from Revenge) but if I want to erase that smug face every time I see her, I think it's time to drop it.Maybe, if I loved some other character, but I don't.

I much prefer Ringer - it's not as good but I actually like and root for Bridget (and like Andrew and Juliet as well).
dangermousie: (Default)
Now, here is a dilemma. I am kinda enjoying the show except for one glaring glaring issue - I loathe loathe loathe and despise the heroine.



The cap above is one of many reasons why (this cap picked for sexytime prettiness - screenshots of angry housewives are less photogenic). I don't care if Emily is out for revenge and wrecks the lives of those who wrecked hers. But she doesn't give a fuck about collateral damage - in wrecking people who are innocent of any wrongdoing, she is no better than those she seeks revenge on. Daniel is the only the most prominent one of these - I don't particularly love the guy, but he seems a decent enough sort whose only crime is being the son of people Emily wants revenge on - wtf? What kind of person seduces and enters into a relationship with someone to get revenge on his parents? How about all these people whose secrets Emily very publically outed via video to bring down that shrink? What do they have to do with her family drama? Why must their lives be ruined? Or the investors in that fund she destroyed? Some little old lady is going to have her income cut in half and struggle to pay the bills now! Or Daniel's sister - her only crime, like Daniel's, is to be born to people Emily hates - so yeah, get the girl to know her mother wishes she was never born.

Anyway, I loathe and despise Emily and want her brought down forever.

This is not a good show experience - to hate the protagonist. I don't have to like them (I love Boardwalk Empire despite not loving any of the characters. I don't hate any of them - they are too fascinating, but then, BE is in another league from Revenge) but if I want to erase that smug face every time I see her, I think it's time to drop it.Maybe, if I loved some other character, but I don't.

I much prefer Ringer - it's not as good but I actually like and root for Bridget (and like Andrew and Juliet as well).
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Before I take Baby Mousie out to trick-or-treat.

1. I watched the first two episodes of Man of Honor and liked it. Even though the story is different, I could tell it was made by the Baker King people about two minutes in - the vibe, the narrative structure, the character types. I adored BK so it's a good thing for me, but if you did not, maybe you should stay away. I confess to loving Chun Jung Myung's underdog protagonist better than YSY's underdog protagonist in BK because CJM is a much better actor. Whatever else happens, I want Yeong Gyung to find happiness. Park Min Young is her bright, adorable self - when have I not loved her? They have a lovely chemistry (the scene at the end of ep when they first meet is just amazing). Where it's inferior to BK is the secondary guy. In BK, Ma Jun was probably my favorite character and his dysfunctional relationship with Eugene's character made my top 10 OTPs that year. Here, my main emotion towards the secondary guy/antagonist is a desire for him to jump off a cliff pronto.

2. I tried with Revenge, I really tried. But I think I have room in my heart for only one trashy revenge show and it's Ringer. I will probably get back to the woes of rich people show soon, but I am very underwhelmed.

3. I continue to be obsessed with Once Upon a Time. I enjoyed the peek into Evil Queen's background in this ep, and Emma v. EQ showdown, but show, I need need NEED more Snow White! Luckily, the preview for ep 3 promises me more:



If Prince Charming will be brought out of his coma through the Power of Love (tm), I will officially decide that this is a kdrama in disguise.
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Before I take Baby Mousie out to trick-or-treat.

1. I watched the first two episodes of Man of Honor and liked it. Even though the story is different, I could tell it was made by the Baker King people about two minutes in - the vibe, the narrative structure, the character types. I adored BK so it's a good thing for me, but if you did not, maybe you should stay away. I confess to loving Chun Jung Myung's underdog protagonist better than YSY's underdog protagonist in BK because CJM is a much better actor. Whatever else happens, I want Yeong Gyung to find happiness. Park Min Young is her bright, adorable self - when have I not loved her? They have a lovely chemistry (the scene at the end of ep when they first meet is just amazing). Where it's inferior to BK is the secondary guy. In BK, Ma Jun was probably my favorite character and his dysfunctional relationship with Eugene's character made my top 10 OTPs that year. Here, my main emotion towards the secondary guy/antagonist is a desire for him to jump off a cliff pronto.

2. I tried with Revenge, I really tried. But I think I have room in my heart for only one trashy revenge show and it's Ringer. I will probably get back to the woes of rich people show soon, but I am very underwhelmed.

3. I continue to be obsessed with Once Upon a Time. I enjoyed the peek into Evil Queen's background in this ep, and Emma v. EQ showdown, but show, I need need NEED more Snow White! Luckily, the preview for ep 3 promises me more:



If Prince Charming will be brought out of his coma through the Power of Love (tm), I will officially decide that this is a kdrama in disguise.
dangermousie: (Default)
Before I take Baby Mousie out to trick-or-treat.

1. I watched the first two episodes of Man of Honor and liked it. Even though the story is different, I could tell it was made by the Baker King people about two minutes in - the vibe, the narrative structure, the character types. I adored BK so it's a good thing for me, but if you did not, maybe you should stay away. I confess to loving Chun Jung Myung's underdog protagonist better than YSY's underdog protagonist in BK because CJM is a much better actor. Whatever else happens, I want Yeong Gyung to find happiness. Park Min Young is her bright, adorable self - when have I not loved her? They have a lovely chemistry (the scene at the end of ep when they first meet is just amazing). Where it's inferior to BK is the secondary guy. In BK, Ma Jun was probably my favorite character and his dysfunctional relationship with Eugene's character made my top 10 OTPs that year. Here, my main emotion towards the secondary guy/antagonist is a desire for him to jump off a cliff pronto.

2. I tried with Revenge, I really tried. But I think I have room in my heart for only one trashy revenge show and it's Ringer. I will probably get back to the woes of rich people show soon, but I am very underwhelmed.

3. I continue to be obsessed with Once Upon a Time. I enjoyed the peek into Evil Queen's background in this ep, and Emma v. EQ showdown, but show, I need need NEED more Snow White! Luckily, the preview for ep 3 promises me more:



If Prince Charming will be brought out of his coma through the Power of Love (tm), I will officially decide that this is a kdrama in disguise.
dangermousie: (IRIS by loubox)
I am in week 2 of my drama slump, which is pretty unprecedented for me (I don't remember the last time I went two weeks without a drama). I do have Boku To Star No 99 Nichi first ep with subs - it's a jdrama with Kim Tae Hee as an actress and Nishijima Hidetoshi as her bodyguard. Maybe it will break the drought. I think The Princess' Man has ruined me for all other dramas for a while. I really need to post caps of the last two eps. Hmmm, maybe I really should give Tree with Deep Roots a chance and finally get to Man of Honor.

Meanwhile, I've been watching the second season of Boardwalk Empire with Mr. Mousie (I don't post about it much because I get all the discussion I want with him, but it's my favorite airing show) and checking out the pilot for Revenge - not bad, if possibly a bit too OC-with-vengeance so far to really make me rabid. Also has this:



Mmmm. Kyle, you've grown up nice.

But what I've mainly been doing, was rereading Paullina Simons' WW2 trilogy - The Bronze Horseman, Tatiana and Alexander and The Summer Garden. I think Tatiana and Alexander are my favorite literary OTP of all time, with the exception of Lymond and Philippa from Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles. Those books are so gorgeous and emotional, they make me want to both weep and roll around like a puppy in glee. I mean, see this:

Alexander moved her off him, laid her down, was over her, was pressed into her, crushing her. Anthony was right there, he didn't care, he was trying to inhale her, trying to absorb her into himself. "All this time you were stepping out in front of me, Tatiana," he said. "Now I finally understand. You hid me on Bethel Island for eight months. For two years you hid me and deceived me - to save me. I am such an idiot," he whispered. "Wretch or not, ravaged or not, in a carapace or not, there you still were, stepping out for me, showing the mute mangled stranger your brave and indifferent face."

Her eyes closed, her arms tightened around his neck. "That stranger is my life," she whispered. They crawled away from Anthony, from their only bed, onto a blanket on the floor, barricading themselves behind the table and chairs. "You left our boy to go find me, and this is what you found..." Alexander whispered, on top of her, pushing inside her, searching for peace.

Crying out underneath him, Tatiana clutched his shoulders.

"This is what you brought back from Sachsenhausen." his movement was tense, deep, needful.
Oh God. Now there was comfort. "You thought you were bringing back him, but Tania, you brought back me."

"Shura...you'll have to do..." Her fingers were clamped into his scars.

"In you," said Alexander, lowering his lips to her parted mouth and cleaving their flesh, "are the answers to all things."

All the rivers flowed into the sea and still the sea was not full.


Written for me. Just for me.

So yeah, dramas don't really satisfy after that.
dangermousie: (IRIS by loubox)
I am in week 2 of my drama slump, which is pretty unprecedented for me (I don't remember the last time I went two weeks without a drama). I do have Boku To Star No 99 Nichi first ep with subs - it's a jdrama with Kim Tae Hee as an actress and Nishijima Hidetoshi as her bodyguard. Maybe it will break the drought. I think The Princess' Man has ruined me for all other dramas for a while. I really need to post caps of the last two eps. Hmmm, maybe I really should give Tree with Deep Roots a chance and finally get to Man of Honor.

Meanwhile, I've been watching the second season of Boardwalk Empire with Mr. Mousie (I don't post about it much because I get all the discussion I want with him, but it's my favorite airing show) and checking out the pilot for Revenge - not bad, if possibly a bit too OC-with-vengeance so far to really make me rabid. Also has this:



Mmmm. Kyle, you've grown up nice.

But what I've mainly been doing, was rereading Paullina Simons' WW2 trilogy - The Bronze Horseman, Tatiana and Alexander and The Summer Garden. I think Tatiana and Alexander are my favorite literary OTP of all time, with the exception of Lymond and Philippa from Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles. Those books are so gorgeous and emotional, they make me want to both weep and roll around like a puppy in glee. I mean, see this:

Alexander moved her off him, laid her down, was over her, was pressed into her, crushing her. Anthony was right there, he didn't care, he was trying to inhale her, trying to absorb her into himself. "All this time you were stepping out in front of me, Tatiana," he said. "Now I finally understand. You hid me on Bethel Island for eight months. For two years you hid me and deceived me - to save me. I am such an idiot," he whispered. "Wretch or not, ravaged or not, in a carapace or not, there you still were, stepping out for me, showing the mute mangled stranger your brave and indifferent face."

Her eyes closed, her arms tightened around his neck. "That stranger is my life," she whispered. They crawled away from Anthony, from their only bed, onto a blanket on the floor, barricading themselves behind the table and chairs. "You left our boy to go find me, and this is what you found..." Alexander whispered, on top of her, pushing inside her, searching for peace.

Crying out underneath him, Tatiana clutched his shoulders.

"This is what you brought back from Sachsenhausen." his movement was tense, deep, needful.
Oh God. Now there was comfort. "You thought you were bringing back him, but Tania, you brought back me."

"Shura...you'll have to do..." Her fingers were clamped into his scars.

"In you," said Alexander, lowering his lips to her parted mouth and cleaving their flesh, "are the answers to all things."

All the rivers flowed into the sea and still the sea was not full.


Written for me. Just for me.

So yeah, dramas don't really satisfy after that.
dangermousie: (IRIS by loubox)
I am in week 2 of my drama slump, which is pretty unprecedented for me (I don't remember the last time I went two weeks without a drama). I do have Boku To Star No 99 Nichi first ep with subs - it's a jdrama with Kim Tae Hee as an actress and Nishijima Hidetoshi as her bodyguard. Maybe it will break the drought. I think The Princess' Man has ruined me for all other dramas for a while. I really need to post caps of the last two eps. Hmmm, maybe I really should give Tree with Deep Roots a chance and finally get to Man of Honor.

Meanwhile, I've been watching the second season of Boardwalk Empire with Mr. Mousie (I don't post about it much because I get all the discussion I want with him, but it's my favorite airing show) and checking out the pilot for Revenge - not bad, if possibly a bit too OC-with-vengeance so far to really make me rabid. Also has this:



Mmmm. Kyle, you've grown up nice.

But what I've mainly been doing, was rereading Paullina Simons' WW2 trilogy - The Bronze Horseman, Tatiana and Alexander and The Summer Garden. I think Tatiana and Alexander are my favorite literary OTP of all time, with the exception of Lymond and Philippa from Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles. Those books are so gorgeous and emotional, they make me want to both weep and roll around like a puppy in glee. I mean, see this:

Alexander moved her off him, laid her down, was over her, was pressed into her, crushing her. Anthony was right there, he didn't care, he was trying to inhale her, trying to absorb her into himself. "All this time you were stepping out in front of me, Tatiana," he said. "Now I finally understand. You hid me on Bethel Island for eight months. For two years you hid me and deceived me - to save me. I am such an idiot," he whispered. "Wretch or not, ravaged or not, in a carapace or not, there you still were, stepping out for me, showing the mute mangled stranger your brave and indifferent face."

Her eyes closed, her arms tightened around his neck. "That stranger is my life," she whispered. They crawled away from Anthony, from their only bed, onto a blanket on the floor, barricading themselves behind the table and chairs. "You left our boy to go find me, and this is what you found..." Alexander whispered, on top of her, pushing inside her, searching for peace.

Crying out underneath him, Tatiana clutched his shoulders.

"This is what you brought back from Sachsenhausen." his movement was tense, deep, needful.
Oh God. Now there was comfort. "You thought you were bringing back him, but Tania, you brought back me."

"Shura...you'll have to do..." Her fingers were clamped into his scars.

"In you," said Alexander, lowering his lips to her parted mouth and cleaving their flesh, "are the answers to all things."

All the rivers flowed into the sea and still the sea was not full.


Written for me. Just for me.

So yeah, dramas don't really satisfy after that.
dangermousie: (Default)
Also, probable obsessive ship.



Yes, I have reverted to being six years old and am shipping Snow White/Prince Charming. Rabidly. I have no shame.

Anyway, I just finished the pilot of Once Upon a Time and loved loved loved it to bits (yes, even the omniscient kid didn't annoy me). It's just the right amounts of cheesy and intriguing and twisty and with all these characters I cannot wait to see develop. I like Emma, the protagonist, a lot, but I confess being more interested (so far) in the fairy-tale transplants - the Evil Queen, Snow White, Prince Charming, Rumpelstiltskin (OMG Robert Carlyle OMG!), the Sheriff (anyone taking bets on the Sheriff being the Big Bad Wolf?).

It's a ridiculous amount of fun. And so very pretty. The time-bending stuff is going to give me splitting headaches as it will get more complicated but I know I am going to love it.

A bunch of caps, a lot (but not all) Snow White/Prince Charming-centric )

So yeah, v.v.v. in love. Even if it is sort of a rip-off of Fables.

Have an ep 2 preview:



I hope the ratings are good! I need this to stick around. I enjoy Ringer, but I am rabid about this one. (Haven't yet gotten to Revenge, Pan Am or Homeland, my other potentials of the season).
dangermousie: (Default)
Also, probable obsessive ship.



Yes, I have reverted to being six years old and am shipping Snow White/Prince Charming. Rabidly. I have no shame.

Anyway, I just finished the pilot of Once Upon a Time and loved loved loved it to bits (yes, even the omniscient kid didn't annoy me). It's just the right amounts of cheesy and intriguing and twisty and with all these characters I cannot wait to see develop. I like Emma, the protagonist, a lot, but I confess being more interested (so far) in the fairy-tale transplants - the Evil Queen, Snow White, Prince Charming, Rumpelstiltskin (OMG Robert Carlyle OMG!), the Sheriff (anyone taking bets on the Sheriff being the Big Bad Wolf?).

It's a ridiculous amount of fun. And so very pretty. The time-bending stuff is going to give me splitting headaches as it will get more complicated but I know I am going to love it.

A bunch of caps, a lot (but not all) Snow White/Prince Charming-centric )

So yeah, v.v.v. in love. Even if it is sort of a rip-off of Fables.

Have an ep 2 preview:



I hope the ratings are good! I need this to stick around. I enjoy Ringer, but I am rabid about this one. (Haven't yet gotten to Revenge, Pan Am or Homeland, my other potentials of the season).
dangermousie: (Default)
Also, probable obsessive ship.



Yes, I have reverted to being six years old and am shipping Snow White/Prince Charming. Rabidly. I have no shame.

Anyway, I just finished the pilot of Once Upon a Time and loved loved loved it to bits (yes, even the omniscient kid didn't annoy me). It's just the right amounts of cheesy and intriguing and twisty and with all these characters I cannot wait to see develop. I like Emma, the protagonist, a lot, but I confess being more interested (so far) in the fairy-tale transplants - the Evil Queen, Snow White, Prince Charming, Rumpelstiltskin (OMG Robert Carlyle OMG!), the Sheriff (anyone taking bets on the Sheriff being the Big Bad Wolf?).

It's a ridiculous amount of fun. And so very pretty. The time-bending stuff is going to give me splitting headaches as it will get more complicated but I know I am going to love it.

A bunch of caps, a lot (but not all) Snow White/Prince Charming-centric )

So yeah, v.v.v. in love. Even if it is sort of a rip-off of Fables.

Have an ep 2 preview:



I hope the ratings are good! I need this to stick around. I enjoy Ringer, but I am rabid about this one. (Haven't yet gotten to Revenge, Pan Am or Homeland, my other potentials of the season).
dangermousie: (VM: V/L kiss by frenchscent)
Why didn't anyone inform me that Ringer co-starred Ioan Gruffudd as Buffy'sSarah Michelle Gellar's OTP?



This is full-blown 1990s heaven, you guys! I used to be so obsessed with Horatio Hornblower minis when I was in college - it was one of my earliest fandoms (ah, anyone remember the crumpeteers? Ahhh, Archie, my love! But I loved Horatio madly too, of course). I even wrote fic...

Between Buffy and HH, I am feeling a good 10+ yrs younger - I want to dig out my DVDs now...

Plus, the whole "she is impersonating her twin sister and is falling for her twin sister's husband, who is shocked to find his harpy of a wife be kind and cool and is falling for 'her' all over again" is so very kdrama.

Also, only thing is better than Buffy is two Buffies :)



Between this and Nick Weschler (Kyle on Roswell, my long-ago obsession show) being in Revenge, it's like nostalgia run!

Have a Bridget/Andrew MV:

dangermousie: (VM: V/L kiss by frenchscent)
Why didn't anyone inform me that Ringer co-starred Ioan Gruffudd as Buffy'sSarah Michelle Gellar's OTP?



This is full-blown 1990s heaven, you guys! I used to be so obsessed with Horatio Hornblower minis when I was in college - it was one of my earliest fandoms (ah, anyone remember the crumpeteers? Ahhh, Archie, my love! But I loved Horatio madly too, of course). I even wrote fic...

Between Buffy and HH, I am feeling a good 10+ yrs younger - I want to dig out my DVDs now...

Plus, the whole "she is impersonating her twin sister and is falling for her twin sister's husband, who is shocked to find his harpy of a wife be kind and cool and is falling for 'her' all over again" is so very kdrama.

Also, only thing is better than Buffy is two Buffies :)



Between this and Nick Weschler (Kyle on Roswell, my long-ago obsession show) being in Revenge, it's like nostalgia run!

Have a Bridget/Andrew MV:

dangermousie: (VM: V/L kiss by frenchscent)
Why didn't anyone inform me that Ringer co-starred Ioan Gruffudd as Buffy'sSarah Michelle Gellar's OTP?



This is full-blown 1990s heaven, you guys! I used to be so obsessed with Horatio Hornblower minis when I was in college - it was one of my earliest fandoms (ah, anyone remember the crumpeteers? Ahhh, Archie, my love! But I loved Horatio madly too, of course). I even wrote fic...

Between Buffy and HH, I am feeling a good 10+ yrs younger - I want to dig out my DVDs now...

Plus, the whole "she is impersonating her twin sister and is falling for her twin sister's husband, who is shocked to find his harpy of a wife be kind and cool and is falling for 'her' all over again" is so very kdrama.

Also, only thing is better than Buffy is two Buffies :)



Between this and Nick Weschler (Kyle on Roswell, my long-ago obsession show) being in Revenge, it's like nostalgia run!

Have a Bridget/Andrew MV:

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