came over last night, and between consuming pastries and fangirl-talking, we managed to watch four episodes of My Name is Kim Sam Soon
MNIKSS is a kdrama about a 30 year old, slightly overweight (by Korean standards. She is what, size 4?) pastry chef with the unfashionable name of Sam Soon, who finds out her jerk of a boyfriend is cheating on her, on Christmas Eve.
However, suddenly-single-again Sam Soon's life is about to get a lot stranger and more interesting, because shortly after she finds a new job, her boss, a slightly younger (27), spoiled-rich-boy Jin-Heon (played by the yummy Hyun Bin, miles away from his character in Snow Queen) asks her to pretend-date him, to get his mother off his back. In need for money, Sam Soon agrees...
MNNIKSS is a super-famous drama. Very, very, very. Yet, I stayed away from it for a long time largely because I knew it was angst-light and I need my regular fixes. But tatterpunk
suggested and I thought it would be a fine idea.
So, what did I think, four eps in?I love it
.( Sam Soon rambles )
In other news, I don't like to have posts lately without Bednaya Nastya
so here is a quick clip from next to last ep, with Vladimir rescuing Anna who is trapped frm bad guys. Not much translation is necessary but she does tell him things like 'I was so afraid I would die without seeing you again' and 'I love you' 18 bazillion times. I am sure he is gratified, considering he broke out of jail to rescue her.
And on a last, slide-to-obscurity point, this seriously is probably the most obscure entry I made in this LJ so far.
But I just received in the mail a DVD of 31 of June
(31 июня), a Russian movie from the 1970s (1978) which I loved in childhood entirely too much. I saw it once and couldn't forget it.
31 of June is an adult fairy tale based on (ironically) an American novel by J B Priestley, called The 31st of June: A Tale of True Love, enterprise and Progress, in the Arthurian and Ad-Atomic Ages
. The story follows a seemingly impossible love affair between a medival princess in a fairy-tale kingdom and a modern day painter.
Oh, it's totally dated, the outfits and sountrack are completely 70s. It's probably cheesy and not excellently acted, and production values are not really there. But I don't care. It has such a connection to my childhood, I loved it when I flipped through the DVD as much as I did when I was a kid. I think I finally get the people who like old school Dr. Who.( Youtube clip )