dangermousie: (EoE)
If there is a better way to greet New Year than on the beach with champaigne, fireworks, sparklers, and the man you love, I have not discovered it. EEEEE!

Also, I have started Summer Scent, one of the four seasons dramas, starring Song Seung Heon and Son Ye Jin. A sort of Korean take on "Return to Me," SS is a story about Min Woo, an architect (played by SSH) and Hye Won, a florist (played by SYJ). Three years ago, Min Woo's fiancee died and donated her heart to Hye Won who is not aware of the identity of her donor. And now Min Woo and Hye Won's paths cross...

Three episodes in and I am in love, Min Woo's questionable hair notwithstanding. Like all the seasons dramas, SS even more about the mood than the story - this is a rare drama I do not feel tempted to fastforward, even when I have ffed many a drama I loved more. You can feel the heat haze and the summer rain and the lazy contentment of summer - long shots of fields and woods and Hye Won walking in a summer dress, or Min Woo sheltering under a pale umbrella - it makes me feel unhurried and happy, like a long summer day.

Moreover, I really like both protagonists. Hye Won is a very sweet-natured person but she is educated and ladylike and grown-up. She is someone ejoying her life extra-hard because it's only recently she's been able to fully partake on it. And Min Woo is a very good, very well-adjusted guy underneath the trauma. I fell for him when he was so kind to Hye Won when he met her on the hiking trail even if he did not know her and wasn't in love at first sight or whatever. No, here was a person that needed a helping hand. And all his help was done so lightly - not gloomily or imposing obligation. He is clearly a guy with a great potential for fun.

Hye Won and Min Woo's chemistry really clicks, as well.

Have a cute MV:

dangermousie: (EoE)
If there is a better way to greet New Year than on the beach with champaigne, fireworks, sparklers, and the man you love, I have not discovered it. EEEEE!

Also, I have started Summer Scent, one of the four seasons dramas, starring Song Seung Heon and Son Ye Jin. A sort of Korean take on "Return to Me," SS is a story about Min Woo, an architect (played by SSH) and Hye Won, a florist (played by SYJ). Three years ago, Min Woo's fiancee died and donated her heart to Hye Won who is not aware of the identity of her donor. And now Min Woo and Hye Won's paths cross...

Three episodes in and I am in love, Min Woo's questionable hair notwithstanding. Like all the seasons dramas, SS even more about the mood than the story - this is a rare drama I do not feel tempted to fastforward, even when I have ffed many a drama I loved more. You can feel the heat haze and the summer rain and the lazy contentment of summer - long shots of fields and woods and Hye Won walking in a summer dress, or Min Woo sheltering under a pale umbrella - it makes me feel unhurried and happy, like a long summer day.

Moreover, I really like both protagonists. Hye Won is a very sweet-natured person but she is educated and ladylike and grown-up. She is someone ejoying her life extra-hard because it's only recently she's been able to fully partake on it. And Min Woo is a very good, very well-adjusted guy underneath the trauma. I fell for him when he was so kind to Hye Won when he met her on the hiking trail even if he did not know her and wasn't in love at first sight or whatever. No, here was a person that needed a helping hand. And all his help was done so lightly - not gloomily or imposing obligation. He is clearly a guy with a great potential for fun.

Hye Won and Min Woo's chemistry really clicks, as well.

Have a cute MV:

dangermousie: (EoE)
If there is a better way to greet New Year than on the beach with champaigne, fireworks, sparklers, and the man you love, I have not discovered it. EEEEE!

Also, I have started Summer Scent, one of the four seasons dramas, starring Song Seung Heon and Son Ye Jin. A sort of Korean take on "Return to Me," SS is a story about Min Woo, an architect (played by SSH) and Hye Won, a florist (played by SYJ). Three years ago, Min Woo's fiancee died and donated her heart to Hye Won who is not aware of the identity of her donor. And now Min Woo and Hye Won's paths cross...

Three episodes in and I am in love, Min Woo's questionable hair notwithstanding. Like all the seasons dramas, SS even more about the mood than the story - this is a rare drama I do not feel tempted to fastforward, even when I have ffed many a drama I loved more. You can feel the heat haze and the summer rain and the lazy contentment of summer - long shots of fields and woods and Hye Won walking in a summer dress, or Min Woo sheltering under a pale umbrella - it makes me feel unhurried and happy, like a long summer day.

Moreover, I really like both protagonists. Hye Won is a very sweet-natured person but she is educated and ladylike and grown-up. She is someone ejoying her life extra-hard because it's only recently she's been able to fully partake on it. And Min Woo is a very good, very well-adjusted guy underneath the trauma. I fell for him when he was so kind to Hye Won when he met her on the hiking trail even if he did not know her and wasn't in love at first sight or whatever. No, here was a person that needed a helping hand. And all his help was done so lightly - not gloomily or imposing obligation. He is clearly a guy with a great potential for fun.

Hye Won and Min Woo's chemistry really clicks, as well.

Have a cute MV:

dangermousie: (EoE)
I have finished episode 1 of Summer Scent, one of the four seasons dramas and I like it a lot! I don't think it will eclipse Spring Waltz, one of my all-time favorites and in my top 10 dramas of all time, but it's lovely - like the other seasons dramas I have seen (SW and Winter Sonata), it's great at creating atmosphere, a mood.

SS stars Song Seung Heon as Min-Woo, the angsty architect, and Son Ye Jin as Hye Won, the fragile florist.

The story is rather deliciously kdramaish - Min Woo has lost his fiancee in a tragic accident. Since then he has wandered the world expressing his grief through horrific vests and awful hair (it's impossible to make SSH look unattractive* but the wardrobe and hair people did their best and it's not their fault they failed). Now he is back in Korea.

Hye Won, idealistic and somewhat sheltered, is someone who has had to live her whole life with the shadow of death over her - due to disease, her heart was no good at all. Luckily for Hye Won, a miracle happened, a suitable donor appeared and Hye Won was saved.

Now she is happily employed, enjoying life, healthy, and with a would-be fiance. One day out hiking in the mountains she meets a nice young man who helps her out when her ankle is sprained.

And thus Min Woo and Hye Won's love story begins.

Ooooops. Did I mention her heart beats strangely fast when she is around Min Woo? Who was her mysterious donor? I think you see where this is going.

DELICIOUS.

After one episode in, my reasons for liking it are simple:

(a) the hero appears to be a remarkably nice guy. He might have had some horribly tragic events in his past but unlike a lot of kdrama men who would have used this as an excuse for unbridled jerkishness, while he is still broken up about his fiancee's death, he does not view it as an excuse to be a bastard - he is well-behaved, easy-going, and very kind and patient with a total stranger. So far, he is a darling.

(b) like other seasons dramas it's filmed oh-so-very prettily.

(c) it promises shippy action galore.

(d) the heroine is likeable and though a little too sheltered not stupid, obnoxiously clumsy etc.

(e) the trainwreck syndrome - I cannot wait for him to fall for her and then learn the truth.

This MV, btw, is lovely:



* Re SSH. This comment by an allkpop writer cracked me up because it's so true: "Song Seung Hun is the luckiest bastard on the planet. He has in his arsenal one of the best pick-up lines in the world that probably works on most women without fail. All he has to say is, “Hi. I’m Song Seung Hun” and I’m sure the girls melt." Heeee. See icon.
dangermousie: (EoE)
I have finished episode 1 of Summer Scent, one of the four seasons dramas and I like it a lot! I don't think it will eclipse Spring Waltz, one of my all-time favorites and in my top 10 dramas of all time, but it's lovely - like the other seasons dramas I have seen (SW and Winter Sonata), it's great at creating atmosphere, a mood.

SS stars Song Seung Heon as Min-Woo, the angsty architect, and Son Ye Jin as Hye Won, the fragile florist.

The story is rather deliciously kdramaish - Min Woo has lost his fiancee in a tragic accident. Since then he has wandered the world expressing his grief through horrific vests and awful hair (it's impossible to make SSH look unattractive* but the wardrobe and hair people did their best and it's not their fault they failed). Now he is back in Korea.

Hye Won, idealistic and somewhat sheltered, is someone who has had to live her whole life with the shadow of death over her - due to disease, her heart was no good at all. Luckily for Hye Won, a miracle happened, a suitable donor appeared and Hye Won was saved.

Now she is happily employed, enjoying life, healthy, and with a would-be fiance. One day out hiking in the mountains she meets a nice young man who helps her out when her ankle is sprained.

And thus Min Woo and Hye Won's love story begins.

Ooooops. Did I mention her heart beats strangely fast when she is around Min Woo? Who was her mysterious donor? I think you see where this is going.

DELICIOUS.

After one episode in, my reasons for liking it are simple:

(a) the hero appears to be a remarkably nice guy. He might have had some horribly tragic events in his past but unlike a lot of kdrama men who would have used this as an excuse for unbridled jerkishness, while he is still broken up about his fiancee's death, he does not view it as an excuse to be a bastard - he is well-behaved, easy-going, and very kind and patient with a total stranger. So far, he is a darling.

(b) like other seasons dramas it's filmed oh-so-very prettily.

(c) it promises shippy action galore.

(d) the heroine is likeable and though a little too sheltered not stupid, obnoxiously clumsy etc.

(e) the trainwreck syndrome - I cannot wait for him to fall for her and then learn the truth.

This MV, btw, is lovely:



* Re SSH. This comment by an allkpop writer cracked me up because it's so true: "Song Seung Hun is the luckiest bastard on the planet. He has in his arsenal one of the best pick-up lines in the world that probably works on most women without fail. All he has to say is, “Hi. I’m Song Seung Hun” and I’m sure the girls melt." Heeee. See icon.
dangermousie: (EoE)
I have finished episode 1 of Summer Scent, one of the four seasons dramas and I like it a lot! I don't think it will eclipse Spring Waltz, one of my all-time favorites and in my top 10 dramas of all time, but it's lovely - like the other seasons dramas I have seen (SW and Winter Sonata), it's great at creating atmosphere, a mood.

SS stars Song Seung Heon as Min-Woo, the angsty architect, and Son Ye Jin as Hye Won, the fragile florist.

The story is rather deliciously kdramaish - Min Woo has lost his fiancee in a tragic accident. Since then he has wandered the world expressing his grief through horrific vests and awful hair (it's impossible to make SSH look unattractive* but the wardrobe and hair people did their best and it's not their fault they failed). Now he is back in Korea.

Hye Won, idealistic and somewhat sheltered, is someone who has had to live her whole life with the shadow of death over her - due to disease, her heart was no good at all. Luckily for Hye Won, a miracle happened, a suitable donor appeared and Hye Won was saved.

Now she is happily employed, enjoying life, healthy, and with a would-be fiance. One day out hiking in the mountains she meets a nice young man who helps her out when her ankle is sprained.

And thus Min Woo and Hye Won's love story begins.

Ooooops. Did I mention her heart beats strangely fast when she is around Min Woo? Who was her mysterious donor? I think you see where this is going.

DELICIOUS.

After one episode in, my reasons for liking it are simple:

(a) the hero appears to be a remarkably nice guy. He might have had some horribly tragic events in his past but unlike a lot of kdrama men who would have used this as an excuse for unbridled jerkishness, while he is still broken up about his fiancee's death, he does not view it as an excuse to be a bastard - he is well-behaved, easy-going, and very kind and patient with a total stranger. So far, he is a darling.

(b) like other seasons dramas it's filmed oh-so-very prettily.

(c) it promises shippy action galore.

(d) the heroine is likeable and though a little too sheltered not stupid, obnoxiously clumsy etc.

(e) the trainwreck syndrome - I cannot wait for him to fall for her and then learn the truth.

This MV, btw, is lovely:



* Re SSH. This comment by an allkpop writer cracked me up because it's so true: "Song Seung Hun is the luckiest bastard on the planet. He has in his arsenal one of the best pick-up lines in the world that probably works on most women without fail. All he has to say is, “Hi. I’m Song Seung Hun” and I’m sure the girls melt." Heeee. See icon.
dangermousie: (Mawang UTW by timescout)
1. I am about half an ep into Summer Scent and it's official: I really really like it. I doubt I am going to be bawling my eyes over any of the characters as the premise is so OTT from the start - Heroine has received a heart transplant from Hero's dead fiancee - when fate throws them together, what will happen? It's a kdrama, love is what will happen. I am hopefully not old enough to be middle-aged but it's the third seasons drama I like! (I adored Spring Waltz and liked Winter Sonata). It's beautifully shot and, speaking of beautiful things, stars Song Seung Heon. Shut Up! Even without army muscles and with bleached hair (what is with the seasons people and bleached hair? First Bae Yong Joon, now SSH!), he still looks yummy enough to eat. I have never claimed to be not shallow.

2. On the other side of the spectrum is a drama I plan never to watch unless a highly targeted strike deletes every other drama in existence: Cinderella Man. I guess it proves I am not 100% shallow as I love Kwon Sang Woo and here he plays double. HOWEVER. I tried watching the first episode and was bored to exhaustion. OMG. So mediocre. It wasn't even bad so I could have fun mocking it. Knowing that some dramas start slow, I tried watching the last ep and oh God - so deadly dull - it did not improve one bit. Why, KSW, why?

3. As Resurrection was the winner of the poll with a large margin (go Uhm Tae Woong fangirls! Of which I am one!), I have started it and watched the first two eps.

The verdict? I love it to bits!



(unspoilery below)

Resurrection, by the makers of The Devil (thus it is Devil's predecessor) is also a revenge story. It stars Uhm Tae Woong in a double role. UTWs are twins who have been separated in childhood under very very shady circumstances (suffice it say, so far it seems plain, their father was killed in order to keep unsavory secrets of his 'friends'). UTW 1 has grown up with his mother and her new husband and is an icy businessman while UTW 2 who has witnessed his father's murder and does not remember his childhood as he's repressed the horror, has been taken in by a lower-class man who runs a food stall. Now UTW 2 is a rough-and-ready cop. There is also a love interest played by Han Ji Min (SQUEE) - she is UTW 2's quasi-sister, being the biological daughter of the man who adopted him. The story starts when a seemingly unexciting suicide of a middle-aged man happens. UTW 2 thinks it might be murder but little does he knows where this might lead...

I really really like it. Interesting, there are a number of Devil riffs in it - once again, there are rich icy professional and rough cop - only this time they are played by the same person and probably won't be fighting each other. I always thought that in Devil, lawyer and cop were both different sides of the same coin and here it's made literally true by them being twins. There is also the theme of revenge - where you are surrounded by past history and might not even know that - a conspiracy with connections not clearly seen at first (here even UTW 1's stepfather seems involved). The storytelling pattern seems also have the same touches - unlike a lot of revenge stories where everything is revealed at the start here, as with Devil, we are piecing it together.

Oh, and then there is the girl. Han Ji Min has the same purity of character that Shin Min Ah did in Devil - both women seem to be the one spot of sanity and happiness in the dark world - here it starts even earlier as when UTW 2 is brought bleeding and barely conscious into the house of Han Ji Min he is a child and she is the first thing he sees. But, even better, I loved the love story of Devil - it was secondary to psychological games and futility of revenge, of course, but it was so ridiculously powerful. And it looks like it will be here. UTW 2 and Han Ji Min clearly love each other but he will never admit it to her because that would bring her so much societal opprobrium - in the eyes of the world he is her brother - the way she pushes (because she does not care about societal strictures) and he pulls away is - guuuuuuh. Their confrontation when he lies that he views her only as a sister and then has to run himself literally to exhaustion in order to supress everything repeating to himself "You've done well" over and over as if trying to convince himself? My heart broke.

And of course, I can't conclude without mentioning Uhm Tae Woong. It's funny because I don't think he is very good-looking (he is pretty average if looked at objectively) but he is so magnetic and intense, I do not care a bit!

This is SUCH a good drama! I am so glad it got picked!
dangermousie: (Mawang UTW by timescout)
1. I am about half an ep into Summer Scent and it's official: I really really like it. I doubt I am going to be bawling my eyes over any of the characters as the premise is so OTT from the start - Heroine has received a heart transplant from Hero's dead fiancee - when fate throws them together, what will happen? It's a kdrama, love is what will happen. I am hopefully not old enough to be middle-aged but it's the third seasons drama I like! (I adored Spring Waltz and liked Winter Sonata). It's beautifully shot and, speaking of beautiful things, stars Song Seung Heon. Shut Up! Even without army muscles and with bleached hair (what is with the seasons people and bleached hair? First Bae Yong Joon, now SSH!), he still looks yummy enough to eat. I have never claimed to be not shallow.

2. On the other side of the spectrum is a drama I plan never to watch unless a highly targeted strike deletes every other drama in existence: Cinderella Man. I guess it proves I am not 100% shallow as I love Kwon Sang Woo and here he plays double. HOWEVER. I tried watching the first episode and was bored to exhaustion. OMG. So mediocre. It wasn't even bad so I could have fun mocking it. Knowing that some dramas start slow, I tried watching the last ep and oh God - so deadly dull - it did not improve one bit. Why, KSW, why?

3. As Resurrection was the winner of the poll with a large margin (go Uhm Tae Woong fangirls! Of which I am one!), I have started it and watched the first two eps.

The verdict? I love it to bits!



(unspoilery below)

Resurrection, by the makers of The Devil (thus it is Devil's predecessor) is also a revenge story. It stars Uhm Tae Woong in a double role. UTWs are twins who have been separated in childhood under very very shady circumstances (suffice it say, so far it seems plain, their father was killed in order to keep unsavory secrets of his 'friends'). UTW 1 has grown up with his mother and her new husband and is an icy businessman while UTW 2 who has witnessed his father's murder and does not remember his childhood as he's repressed the horror, has been taken in by a lower-class man who runs a food stall. Now UTW 2 is a rough-and-ready cop. There is also a love interest played by Han Ji Min (SQUEE) - she is UTW 2's quasi-sister, being the biological daughter of the man who adopted him. The story starts when a seemingly unexciting suicide of a middle-aged man happens. UTW 2 thinks it might be murder but little does he knows where this might lead...

I really really like it. Interesting, there are a number of Devil riffs in it - once again, there are rich icy professional and rough cop - only this time they are played by the same person and probably won't be fighting each other. I always thought that in Devil, lawyer and cop were both different sides of the same coin and here it's made literally true by them being twins. There is also the theme of revenge - where you are surrounded by past history and might not even know that - a conspiracy with connections not clearly seen at first (here even UTW 1's stepfather seems involved). The storytelling pattern seems also have the same touches - unlike a lot of revenge stories where everything is revealed at the start here, as with Devil, we are piecing it together.

Oh, and then there is the girl. Han Ji Min has the same purity of character that Shin Min Ah did in Devil - both women seem to be the one spot of sanity and happiness in the dark world - here it starts even earlier as when UTW 2 is brought bleeding and barely conscious into the house of Han Ji Min he is a child and she is the first thing he sees. But, even better, I loved the love story of Devil - it was secondary to psychological games and futility of revenge, of course, but it was so ridiculously powerful. And it looks like it will be here. UTW 2 and Han Ji Min clearly love each other but he will never admit it to her because that would bring her so much societal opprobrium - in the eyes of the world he is her brother - the way she pushes (because she does not care about societal strictures) and he pulls away is - guuuuuuh. Their confrontation when he lies that he views her only as a sister and then has to run himself literally to exhaustion in order to supress everything repeating to himself "You've done well" over and over as if trying to convince himself? My heart broke.

And of course, I can't conclude without mentioning Uhm Tae Woong. It's funny because I don't think he is very good-looking (he is pretty average if looked at objectively) but he is so magnetic and intense, I do not care a bit!

This is SUCH a good drama! I am so glad it got picked!
dangermousie: (Mawang UTW by timescout)
1. I am about half an ep into Summer Scent and it's official: I really really like it. I doubt I am going to be bawling my eyes over any of the characters as the premise is so OTT from the start - Heroine has received a heart transplant from Hero's dead fiancee - when fate throws them together, what will happen? It's a kdrama, love is what will happen. I am hopefully not old enough to be middle-aged but it's the third seasons drama I like! (I adored Spring Waltz and liked Winter Sonata). It's beautifully shot and, speaking of beautiful things, stars Song Seung Heon. Shut Up! Even without army muscles and with bleached hair (what is with the seasons people and bleached hair? First Bae Yong Joon, now SSH!), he still looks yummy enough to eat. I have never claimed to be not shallow.

2. On the other side of the spectrum is a drama I plan never to watch unless a highly targeted strike deletes every other drama in existence: Cinderella Man. I guess it proves I am not 100% shallow as I love Kwon Sang Woo and here he plays double. HOWEVER. I tried watching the first episode and was bored to exhaustion. OMG. So mediocre. It wasn't even bad so I could have fun mocking it. Knowing that some dramas start slow, I tried watching the last ep and oh God - so deadly dull - it did not improve one bit. Why, KSW, why?

3. As Resurrection was the winner of the poll with a large margin (go Uhm Tae Woong fangirls! Of which I am one!), I have started it and watched the first two eps.

The verdict? I love it to bits!



(unspoilery below)

Resurrection, by the makers of The Devil (thus it is Devil's predecessor) is also a revenge story. It stars Uhm Tae Woong in a double role. UTWs are twins who have been separated in childhood under very very shady circumstances (suffice it say, so far it seems plain, their father was killed in order to keep unsavory secrets of his 'friends'). UTW 1 has grown up with his mother and her new husband and is an icy businessman while UTW 2 who has witnessed his father's murder and does not remember his childhood as he's repressed the horror, has been taken in by a lower-class man who runs a food stall. Now UTW 2 is a rough-and-ready cop. There is also a love interest played by Han Ji Min (SQUEE) - she is UTW 2's quasi-sister, being the biological daughter of the man who adopted him. The story starts when a seemingly unexciting suicide of a middle-aged man happens. UTW 2 thinks it might be murder but little does he knows where this might lead...

I really really like it. Interesting, there are a number of Devil riffs in it - once again, there are rich icy professional and rough cop - only this time they are played by the same person and probably won't be fighting each other. I always thought that in Devil, lawyer and cop were both different sides of the same coin and here it's made literally true by them being twins. There is also the theme of revenge - where you are surrounded by past history and might not even know that - a conspiracy with connections not clearly seen at first (here even UTW 1's stepfather seems involved). The storytelling pattern seems also have the same touches - unlike a lot of revenge stories where everything is revealed at the start here, as with Devil, we are piecing it together.

Oh, and then there is the girl. Han Ji Min has the same purity of character that Shin Min Ah did in Devil - both women seem to be the one spot of sanity and happiness in the dark world - here it starts even earlier as when UTW 2 is brought bleeding and barely conscious into the house of Han Ji Min he is a child and she is the first thing he sees. But, even better, I loved the love story of Devil - it was secondary to psychological games and futility of revenge, of course, but it was so ridiculously powerful. And it looks like it will be here. UTW 2 and Han Ji Min clearly love each other but he will never admit it to her because that would bring her so much societal opprobrium - in the eyes of the world he is her brother - the way she pushes (because she does not care about societal strictures) and he pulls away is - guuuuuuh. Their confrontation when he lies that he views her only as a sister and then has to run himself literally to exhaustion in order to supress everything repeating to himself "You've done well" over and over as if trying to convince himself? My heart broke.

And of course, I can't conclude without mentioning Uhm Tae Woong. It's funny because I don't think he is very good-looking (he is pretty average if looked at objectively) but he is so magnetic and intense, I do not care a bit!

This is SUCH a good drama! I am so glad it got picked!
dangermousie: (EoE: DW/JH by meganbmoore)
Aaaaaand...we have a record, ladies and gentlemen, for the fastest angst in a kdrama, clocking in at 2 minutes 43 seconds after the first episode started. I am watching Summer Scent and we have just seen Hero run to the hospital (cabs being mysteriously unavailable) just in time to see his fiancee die. On their wedding day.

Well, to look on the bright side, his life can only go up from there...wait, it's a kdrama, I lied - I am sure it can get much worse!

Did I mention that the drama opened with Heroine's high school narration that if her heart still beats when she is older, she wants to have the most perfect and tragic love? YUP.

I am IN LOVE.

[livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow, this is so your thing!

I have also started Swallow the Sun and like it. I am, however, beginning to wonder why the maker has a fixation for having his hero view the heroine as a personal Madonna (I don't mean in the virgin/whore kind of way, but in worshipping) because that whole trope of tough guy with childhood from hell for whom one bright spot in said childhood was a girl he felt was above him? So far we got All In, Lobbyist, and now Swallow the Sun. Three dramas is beginning to push the whole 'it's just a coincidence' thing. I love this trope so no objection but I do get curious (Side note from a side note. One of my fave kdrama bits ever is related to this, in All In - the hero who is working for a tough mafia guy, mowing down rival mobsters with a machine gun so he can get to his wedding on time. I approved).
dangermousie: (EoE: DW/JH by meganbmoore)
Aaaaaand...we have a record, ladies and gentlemen, for the fastest angst in a kdrama, clocking in at 2 minutes 43 seconds after the first episode started. I am watching Summer Scent and we have just seen Hero run to the hospital (cabs being mysteriously unavailable) just in time to see his fiancee die. On their wedding day.

Well, to look on the bright side, his life can only go up from there...wait, it's a kdrama, I lied - I am sure it can get much worse!

Did I mention that the drama opened with Heroine's high school narration that if her heart still beats when she is older, she wants to have the most perfect and tragic love? YUP.

I am IN LOVE.

[livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow, this is so your thing!

I have also started Swallow the Sun and like it. I am, however, beginning to wonder why the maker has a fixation for having his hero view the heroine as a personal Madonna (I don't mean in the virgin/whore kind of way, but in worshipping) because that whole trope of tough guy with childhood from hell for whom one bright spot in said childhood was a girl he felt was above him? So far we got All In, Lobbyist, and now Swallow the Sun. Three dramas is beginning to push the whole 'it's just a coincidence' thing. I love this trope so no objection but I do get curious (Side note from a side note. One of my fave kdrama bits ever is related to this, in All In - the hero who is working for a tough mafia guy, mowing down rival mobsters with a machine gun so he can get to his wedding on time. I approved).
dangermousie: (EoE: DW/JH by meganbmoore)
Aaaaaand...we have a record, ladies and gentlemen, for the fastest angst in a kdrama, clocking in at 2 minutes 43 seconds after the first episode started. I am watching Summer Scent and we have just seen Hero run to the hospital (cabs being mysteriously unavailable) just in time to see his fiancee die. On their wedding day.

Well, to look on the bright side, his life can only go up from there...wait, it's a kdrama, I lied - I am sure it can get much worse!

Did I mention that the drama opened with Heroine's high school narration that if her heart still beats when she is older, she wants to have the most perfect and tragic love? YUP.

I am IN LOVE.

[livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow, this is so your thing!

I have also started Swallow the Sun and like it. I am, however, beginning to wonder why the maker has a fixation for having his hero view the heroine as a personal Madonna (I don't mean in the virgin/whore kind of way, but in worshipping) because that whole trope of tough guy with childhood from hell for whom one bright spot in said childhood was a girl he felt was above him? So far we got All In, Lobbyist, and now Swallow the Sun. Three dramas is beginning to push the whole 'it's just a coincidence' thing. I love this trope so no objection but I do get curious (Side note from a side note. One of my fave kdrama bits ever is related to this, in All In - the hero who is working for a tough mafia guy, mowing down rival mobsters with a machine gun so he can get to his wedding on time. I approved).
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
1. Resurrection looks like it's winning 'what shall Dangermousie watch and post about' poll. I think there are 6 hours left but I doubt any other drama is going to overcome it. Twins, revenge, true love with a quasi-sister and TWO Uhm Tae-Woongs, here I come. I am really looking forward to it as I adored its 'successor' The Devil.

2. I am so going to watch Tazza ASAP (yup, it's that drama about gamblers with Jang Hyuk, Han Ye Seul and Kim Min Joon) - Iloved what I've seen of it when it was airing but the subs were really slow so I gave up. Well, it's all subbed. Mmmmmm. Here is a MV:



3. It looks like KBS is going to have my allegiance for the rest of the year - they are going to show Take Care of the Lady with Yoon Eun Hye starting in August (YEH plus butlers!); then after that IRIS in October (a.k.a. my most anticipated drama of the last two years!); then Chuno (Jang Hyuk, Han Hyo Joo, runaway slaves!).

4. Out of the kdramas about to start or which have just started, I plan to check out Dream (Joo Jin Mo boxing) and Swallow the Sun (as soon as subs for first ep are out).

5. Official proof I am shallow: I checked out a bit of Over the Rainbow and will be staying far far away: the lead has the most in-your-face case of lazy eye - I cannot watch a drama where I want to give the leading man plastic surgery every time I see him.

6. Somebody talk me out of watching Summer Scent, the one of the seasons dramas where he falls in love with the woman who has the heart of his dead fiancee. Oy.

dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
1. Resurrection looks like it's winning 'what shall Dangermousie watch and post about' poll. I think there are 6 hours left but I doubt any other drama is going to overcome it. Twins, revenge, true love with a quasi-sister and TWO Uhm Tae-Woongs, here I come. I am really looking forward to it as I adored its 'successor' The Devil.

2. I am so going to watch Tazza ASAP (yup, it's that drama about gamblers with Jang Hyuk, Han Ye Seul and Kim Min Joon) - Iloved what I've seen of it when it was airing but the subs were really slow so I gave up. Well, it's all subbed. Mmmmmm. Here is a MV:



3. It looks like KBS is going to have my allegiance for the rest of the year - they are going to show Take Care of the Lady with Yoon Eun Hye starting in August (YEH plus butlers!); then after that IRIS in October (a.k.a. my most anticipated drama of the last two years!); then Chuno (Jang Hyuk, Han Hyo Joo, runaway slaves!).

4. Out of the kdramas about to start or which have just started, I plan to check out Dream (Joo Jin Mo boxing) and Swallow the Sun (as soon as subs for first ep are out).

5. Official proof I am shallow: I checked out a bit of Over the Rainbow and will be staying far far away: the lead has the most in-your-face case of lazy eye - I cannot watch a drama where I want to give the leading man plastic surgery every time I see him.

6. Somebody talk me out of watching Summer Scent, the one of the seasons dramas where he falls in love with the woman who has the heart of his dead fiancee. Oy.

dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
1. Resurrection looks like it's winning 'what shall Dangermousie watch and post about' poll. I think there are 6 hours left but I doubt any other drama is going to overcome it. Twins, revenge, true love with a quasi-sister and TWO Uhm Tae-Woongs, here I come. I am really looking forward to it as I adored its 'successor' The Devil.

2. I am so going to watch Tazza ASAP (yup, it's that drama about gamblers with Jang Hyuk, Han Ye Seul and Kim Min Joon) - Iloved what I've seen of it when it was airing but the subs were really slow so I gave up. Well, it's all subbed. Mmmmmm. Here is a MV:



3. It looks like KBS is going to have my allegiance for the rest of the year - they are going to show Take Care of the Lady with Yoon Eun Hye starting in August (YEH plus butlers!); then after that IRIS in October (a.k.a. my most anticipated drama of the last two years!); then Chuno (Jang Hyuk, Han Hyo Joo, runaway slaves!).

4. Out of the kdramas about to start or which have just started, I plan to check out Dream (Joo Jin Mo boxing) and Swallow the Sun (as soon as subs for first ep are out).

5. Official proof I am shallow: I checked out a bit of Over the Rainbow and will be staying far far away: the lead has the most in-your-face case of lazy eye - I cannot watch a drama where I want to give the leading man plastic surgery every time I see him.

6. Somebody talk me out of watching Summer Scent, the one of the seasons dramas where he falls in love with the woman who has the heart of his dead fiancee. Oy.

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