dangermousie: (Cuidado con el Angel)


Just got back into the house so haven't had a chance to watch (or even get) the latest Faith ep or go through the comments. Instead, I am going to talk about the dramas I watched on the plane - Five Fingers eps 15-16 and Glass Mask eps 6-8. While I think FF is excellent and GM not so, they do seem to belong to the same subgenre - protagonist wronged by monstrous family, surrounded by secrets, seeking revenge. Both feature an abusive mother, a somewhat psychotic sibling (though FF's In Ha is all sorts of shades of grey and has hope of overcoming his badness while GM's sister is pure unmitigated evil), birth secrets, and the OTP that is pretty much the sole light of sanity and happiness in a rather tragic world. FF's protagonist is male and GM's female, but other than that, in a lot of ways they are mirrors of each other.

(Five Fingers episodes 15-16)  )

Meanwhile, everyone except the heroine, her OTP and the nerdy sweet glasses guy in Glass Mask continue to be wastes of space. I am pretty much in it for the OTP (at least until Seo Woo goes nuclear) - they are so adorable, I have no words. Plus, the male lead makes the best faces. And since I largely skip everything but the shipping, each ep doesn't take too long :)

Some examples of shippy cuteness - clicking on this will open within main page so if you want to go to the post directly, click on permanent link or leave a comment link instead )
dangermousie: (Cuidado con el Angel)


Just got back into the house so haven't had a chance to watch (or even get) the latest Faith ep or go through the comments. Instead, I am going to talk about the dramas I watched on the plane - Five Fingers eps 15-16 and Glass Mask eps 6-8. While I think FF is excellent and GM not so, they do seem to belong to the same subgenre - protagonist wronged by monstrous family, surrounded by secrets, seeking revenge. Both feature an abusive mother, a somewhat psychotic sibling (though FF's In Ha is all sorts of shades of grey and has hope of overcoming his badness while GM's sister is pure unmitigated evil), birth secrets, and the OTP that is pretty much the sole light of sanity and happiness in a rather tragic world. FF's protagonist is male and GM's female, but other than that, in a lot of ways they are mirrors of each other.

(Five Fingers episodes 15-16)  )

Meanwhile, everyone except the heroine, her OTP and the nerdy sweet glasses guy in Glass Mask continue to be wastes of space. I am pretty much in it for the OTP (at least until Seo Woo goes nuclear) - they are so adorable, I have no words. Plus, the male lead makes the best faces. And since I largely skip everything but the shipping, each ep doesn't take too long :)

Some examples of shippy cuteness - clicking on this will open within main page so if you want to go to the post directly, click on permanent link or leave a comment link instead )
dangermousie: (Cuidado con el Angel)


Just got back into the house so haven't had a chance to watch (or even get) the latest Faith ep or go through the comments. Instead, I am going to talk about the dramas I watched on the plane - Five Fingers eps 15-16 and Glass Mask eps 6-8. While I think FF is excellent and GM not so, they do seem to belong to the same subgenre - protagonist wronged by monstrous family, surrounded by secrets, seeking revenge. Both feature an abusive mother, a somewhat psychotic sibling (though FF's In Ha is all sorts of shades of grey and has hope of overcoming his badness while GM's sister is pure unmitigated evil), birth secrets, and the OTP that is pretty much the sole light of sanity and happiness in a rather tragic world. FF's protagonist is male and GM's female, but other than that, in a lot of ways they are mirrors of each other.

(Five Fingers episodes 15-16)  )

Meanwhile, everyone except the heroine, her OTP and the nerdy sweet glasses guy in Glass Mask continue to be wastes of space. I am pretty much in it for the OTP (at least until Seo Woo goes nuclear) - they are so adorable, I have no words. Plus, the male lead makes the best faces. And since I largely skip everything but the shipping, each ep doesn't take too long :)

Some examples of shippy cuteness - clicking on this will open within main page so if you want to go to the post directly, click on permanent link or leave a comment link instead )
dangermousie: (Tamra by boycottbananas)
If there is one thing watching the first 5 eps of the daily tVn drama Glass Mask confirmed to me, is that Seo Woo is a Goddess. Why she picked a daily drama of all things, I will never know.



If I stick with GM (undecided as of yet), it will only be due to my love of her. Dailies, with their millions of episodes, are not normally my thing, and this one is very very makjang, with birth and other secrets by the bucket. More importantly, I don't think I could stand to watch Seo Woo's family any longer - her stepmother is evil and abusive and should be shot out of a cannon, her stepsister is a sociopath (I mean that literally - she drops Seo Woo off a cliff in the prologue and as we learn during childhood portions was always a pyromaniac, thieving bad seed), and her adopted father seems to love her yet doesn't prevent the rest of his family from abusing his supposedly beloved daughter (his wife dumps heroine on some far street in the rain and he still doesn't divorce her or anything. Instead, he offers to return Seo Woo back to the orphanage for family harmony. Some loving parent you are!)




Watching that sort of thing any longer is going to give me ulcers. About the only thing that is ulcer-free is her interactions with (I think) her future OTP because they are cuter than puppies and make me wish he and Seo Woo were instead doing a 16-ep romcom together. I mean, she sees him climbing over a fence, assumes he is a thief, yanks him back, he falls on her and this happens:




I mean, we know they are the OTP now :) And then she roughs him up and slaps handcuffs on him:



And drags him to the police station:



I ship them already.

Now, if only her family would all die in a freak chainsaw accident, I could watch this in peace.

Instead, I bet they will abuse her some more, she will realize her adopted Daddy shot her birthmom and framed her birthdad for murder, her stepsis is a psycho (though why she hasn't figured it out yet, I don't know) and I bet, I just bet, the stepsis will want the same guy. This is how it always works!

I don't think I could put up with a 100 episodes of 'let's mistreat Seo Woo' show. I am sure she will eventually go Terminator on their ass, but I don't think I could hang on that long. I might tune in once she goes around getting her own back, though.
dangermousie: (Tamra by boycottbananas)
If there is one thing watching the first 5 eps of the daily tVn drama Glass Mask confirmed to me, is that Seo Woo is a Goddess. Why she picked a daily drama of all things, I will never know.



If I stick with GM (undecided as of yet), it will only be due to my love of her. Dailies, with their millions of episodes, are not normally my thing, and this one is very very makjang, with birth and other secrets by the bucket. More importantly, I don't think I could stand to watch Seo Woo's family any longer - her stepmother is evil and abusive and should be shot out of a cannon, her stepsister is a sociopath (I mean that literally - she drops Seo Woo off a cliff in the prologue and as we learn during childhood portions was always a pyromaniac, thieving bad seed), and her adopted father seems to love her yet doesn't prevent the rest of his family from abusing his supposedly beloved daughter (his wife dumps heroine on some far street in the rain and he still doesn't divorce her or anything. Instead, he offers to return Seo Woo back to the orphanage for family harmony. Some loving parent you are!)




Watching that sort of thing any longer is going to give me ulcers. About the only thing that is ulcer-free is her interactions with (I think) her future OTP because they are cuter than puppies and make me wish he and Seo Woo were instead doing a 16-ep romcom together. I mean, she sees him climbing over a fence, assumes he is a thief, yanks him back, he falls on her and this happens:




I mean, we know they are the OTP now :) And then she roughs him up and slaps handcuffs on him:



And drags him to the police station:



I ship them already.

Now, if only her family would all die in a freak chainsaw accident, I could watch this in peace.

Instead, I bet they will abuse her some more, she will realize her adopted Daddy shot her birthmom and framed her birthdad for murder, her stepsis is a psycho (though why she hasn't figured it out yet, I don't know) and I bet, I just bet, the stepsis will want the same guy. This is how it always works!

I don't think I could put up with a 100 episodes of 'let's mistreat Seo Woo' show. I am sure she will eventually go Terminator on their ass, but I don't think I could hang on that long. I might tune in once she goes around getting her own back, though.
dangermousie: (Tamra by boycottbananas)
If there is one thing watching the first 5 eps of the daily tVn drama Glass Mask confirmed to me, is that Seo Woo is a Goddess. Why she picked a daily drama of all things, I will never know.



If I stick with GM (undecided as of yet), it will only be due to my love of her. Dailies, with their millions of episodes, are not normally my thing, and this one is very very makjang, with birth and other secrets by the bucket. More importantly, I don't think I could stand to watch Seo Woo's family any longer - her stepmother is evil and abusive and should be shot out of a cannon, her stepsister is a sociopath (I mean that literally - she drops Seo Woo off a cliff in the prologue and as we learn during childhood portions was always a pyromaniac, thieving bad seed), and her adopted father seems to love her yet doesn't prevent the rest of his family from abusing his supposedly beloved daughter (his wife dumps heroine on some far street in the rain and he still doesn't divorce her or anything. Instead, he offers to return Seo Woo back to the orphanage for family harmony. Some loving parent you are!)




Watching that sort of thing any longer is going to give me ulcers. About the only thing that is ulcer-free is her interactions with (I think) her future OTP because they are cuter than puppies and make me wish he and Seo Woo were instead doing a 16-ep romcom together. I mean, she sees him climbing over a fence, assumes he is a thief, yanks him back, he falls on her and this happens:




I mean, we know they are the OTP now :) And then she roughs him up and slaps handcuffs on him:



And drags him to the police station:



I ship them already.

Now, if only her family would all die in a freak chainsaw accident, I could watch this in peace.

Instead, I bet they will abuse her some more, she will realize her adopted Daddy shot her birthmom and framed her birthdad for murder, her stepsis is a psycho (though why she hasn't figured it out yet, I don't know) and I bet, I just bet, the stepsis will want the same guy. This is how it always works!

I don't think I could put up with a 100 episodes of 'let's mistreat Seo Woo' show. I am sure she will eventually go Terminator on their ass, but I don't think I could hang on that long. I might tune in once she goes around getting her own back, though.
dangermousie: (Mouse)
I have tried out the first two episodes of Horse Healer, driven by curiosity and the fact that I had nothing else to watch on the plane. Other than the fact that it was awesome to see Daddy Damsari pop up for a brief role, SKIP SKIP SKIP!!! It's well-made and competently acted, but very much not my thing. I was about as involved as I would be studying merits of rival brands of cardboard. Traditional sageuk about medicine with ample time devoted to childhood *yawn* portions - no thank you. Especially since I saw the trailer for The Great Seer and it looked amazing:



Boring medical stuff with actors I have zero interest in or Ji Sung as a mystic, french kissing, Kim So Yeon, and Ji Jin Hee in skulls and war paint? It's a no-brainer. Oh, and for my fellow Faith fanatics - the sexy sexy warrior played by Ji Jin Hee is the one who eventually kills Choi Young, according to history.

I've also watched the second ep of Oohlala Couple and it was hilarious like nobody's business. The wife is AWESOME and the swap is going to be great. Also, did I get it right that one of the two Fates was responsible for the husband falling for Not-Rie? Hmmm. Not that she was responsible for him being a selfish bastard. Oh, and past life stuff is officially awesome:






I want to watch the past life drama!

Oh, and Glass Mask is finally getting subbed (on viki). I normally don't do dailies, but I am going to check it out due to my love of Seo Woo who is an amazing, underrated actress. I need her to come back to normal-length, primetime, non-weekend dramas. Please?

Finally, I finished To the Beautiful You. It wasn't anything groundbreaking, or anything I will even remember much into next week, but it was fluffy, as cute as it was brainless and, I managed to finish it, which is more than I can say for any other version of that story.

(Plus, the ending was so darn cute!)  )
dangermousie: (Mouse)
I have tried out the first two episodes of Horse Healer, driven by curiosity and the fact that I had nothing else to watch on the plane. Other than the fact that it was awesome to see Daddy Damsari pop up for a brief role, SKIP SKIP SKIP!!! It's well-made and competently acted, but very much not my thing. I was about as involved as I would be studying merits of rival brands of cardboard. Traditional sageuk about medicine with ample time devoted to childhood *yawn* portions - no thank you. Especially since I saw the trailer for The Great Seer and it looked amazing:



Boring medical stuff with actors I have zero interest in or Ji Sung as a mystic, french kissing, Kim So Yeon, and Ji Jin Hee in skulls and war paint? It's a no-brainer. Oh, and for my fellow Faith fanatics - the sexy sexy warrior played by Ji Jin Hee is the one who eventually kills Choi Young, according to history.

I've also watched the second ep of Oohlala Couple and it was hilarious like nobody's business. The wife is AWESOME and the swap is going to be great. Also, did I get it right that one of the two Fates was responsible for the husband falling for Not-Rie? Hmmm. Not that she was responsible for him being a selfish bastard. Oh, and past life stuff is officially awesome:






I want to watch the past life drama!

Oh, and Glass Mask is finally getting subbed (on viki). I normally don't do dailies, but I am going to check it out due to my love of Seo Woo who is an amazing, underrated actress. I need her to come back to normal-length, primetime, non-weekend dramas. Please?

Finally, I finished To the Beautiful You. It wasn't anything groundbreaking, or anything I will even remember much into next week, but it was fluffy, as cute as it was brainless and, I managed to finish it, which is more than I can say for any other version of that story.

(Plus, the ending was so darn cute!)  )
dangermousie: (Mouse)
I have tried out the first two episodes of Horse Healer, driven by curiosity and the fact that I had nothing else to watch on the plane. Other than the fact that it was awesome to see Daddy Damsari pop up for a brief role, SKIP SKIP SKIP!!! It's well-made and competently acted, but very much not my thing. I was about as involved as I would be studying merits of rival brands of cardboard. Traditional sageuk about medicine with ample time devoted to childhood *yawn* portions - no thank you. Especially since I saw the trailer for The Great Seer and it looked amazing:



Boring medical stuff with actors I have zero interest in or Ji Sung as a mystic, french kissing, Kim So Yeon, and Ji Jin Hee in skulls and war paint? It's a no-brainer. Oh, and for my fellow Faith fanatics - the sexy sexy warrior played by Ji Jin Hee is the one who eventually kills Choi Young, according to history.

I've also watched the second ep of Oohlala Couple and it was hilarious like nobody's business. The wife is AWESOME and the swap is going to be great. Also, did I get it right that one of the two Fates was responsible for the husband falling for Not-Rie? Hmmm. Not that she was responsible for him being a selfish bastard. Oh, and past life stuff is officially awesome:






I want to watch the past life drama!

Oh, and Glass Mask is finally getting subbed (on viki). I normally don't do dailies, but I am going to check it out due to my love of Seo Woo who is an amazing, underrated actress. I need her to come back to normal-length, primetime, non-weekend dramas. Please?

Finally, I finished To the Beautiful You. It wasn't anything groundbreaking, or anything I will even remember much into next week, but it was fluffy, as cute as it was brainless and, I managed to finish it, which is more than I can say for any other version of that story.

(Plus, the ending was so darn cute!)  )
dangermousie: (SKKS: Sun Joon weeping by timescout)



So. let's get to it )

And now I need an emotional break. Also, my craving to rewatch Tamra the Island is getting kinda insane. I posted this MV before but have it again.

dangermousie: (SKKS: Sun Joon weeping by timescout)



So. let's get to it )

And now I need an emotional break. Also, my craving to rewatch Tamra the Island is getting kinda insane. I posted this MV before but have it again.

dangermousie: (SKKS: Sun Joon weeping by timescout)



So. let's get to it )

And now I need an emotional break. Also, my craving to rewatch Tamra the Island is getting kinda insane. I posted this MV before but have it again.

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