dangermousie: (HGD sleep by miss-dian)
None of the dramas I am watching atm are period dramas and I cannot go too long without watching one. So I made the sensible decision to rewatch Hong Gil Dong, i.e., the drama that tore my heart out and danced on its remains. I am so very smart...





Hong Sisters are very uneven writers for me - I love some of their stuff and cannot stand the others. But while I immensely enjoy and love Delightful Girl Chungyang and My Girl, Hong Gil Dong is the only one of their dramas that made my top 10 kdrama list, the only one that I think tries to address more than the usual romcom 'when will they and how?' trope. I have not been able to truly love any of their dramas since HGD (though I did enjoy Gumiho Girlfriend) but what a way to go out! HGD is a fusion sageuk, a smart take on a Robin Hood story, very dark underneath its initially wacky exterior. They have never tried anything like this before or since, but I will always love them for doing this once.

A lot of dramas I love pale on rewatches, or even if not right away, pale once a few years have passed and my tastes mutate. This is not true with HGD. I rewatched some bits of ep 24 before settling down to a rewatch proper and it's still as good, as moving, and as cool as ever.

More thoughts and caps )

Not related, but I've been binging on Joe Dassin's songs. Bringing you my current favorite:

dangermousie: (HGD sleep by miss-dian)
None of the dramas I am watching atm are period dramas and I cannot go too long without watching one. So I made the sensible decision to rewatch Hong Gil Dong, i.e., the drama that tore my heart out and danced on its remains. I am so very smart...





Hong Sisters are very uneven writers for me - I love some of their stuff and cannot stand the others. But while I immensely enjoy and love Delightful Girl Chungyang and My Girl, Hong Gil Dong is the only one of their dramas that made my top 10 kdrama list, the only one that I think tries to address more than the usual romcom 'when will they and how?' trope. I have not been able to truly love any of their dramas since HGD (though I did enjoy Gumiho Girlfriend) but what a way to go out! HGD is a fusion sageuk, a smart take on a Robin Hood story, very dark underneath its initially wacky exterior. They have never tried anything like this before or since, but I will always love them for doing this once.

A lot of dramas I love pale on rewatches, or even if not right away, pale once a few years have passed and my tastes mutate. This is not true with HGD. I rewatched some bits of ep 24 before settling down to a rewatch proper and it's still as good, as moving, and as cool as ever.

More thoughts and caps )

Not related, but I've been binging on Joe Dassin's songs. Bringing you my current favorite:

dangermousie: (HGD sleep by miss-dian)
None of the dramas I am watching atm are period dramas and I cannot go too long without watching one. So I made the sensible decision to rewatch Hong Gil Dong, i.e., the drama that tore my heart out and danced on its remains. I am so very smart...





Hong Sisters are very uneven writers for me - I love some of their stuff and cannot stand the others. But while I immensely enjoy and love Delightful Girl Chungyang and My Girl, Hong Gil Dong is the only one of their dramas that made my top 10 kdrama list, the only one that I think tries to address more than the usual romcom 'when will they and how?' trope. I have not been able to truly love any of their dramas since HGD (though I did enjoy Gumiho Girlfriend) but what a way to go out! HGD is a fusion sageuk, a smart take on a Robin Hood story, very dark underneath its initially wacky exterior. They have never tried anything like this before or since, but I will always love them for doing this once.

A lot of dramas I love pale on rewatches, or even if not right away, pale once a few years have passed and my tastes mutate. This is not true with HGD. I rewatched some bits of ep 24 before settling down to a rewatch proper and it's still as good, as moving, and as cool as ever.

More thoughts and caps )

Not related, but I've been binging on Joe Dassin's songs. Bringing you my current favorite:

dangermousie: (Love Shuffle - photog by topazera)
Everyone, I apologize for the delay. Miss Short Attention Span got sidetracked. In rl, I am on ep 21 now but need to upload ep 19-21 caps so have the summary for eps 17-18 here.

When we finished with ep 16, Jung Woo has hit rock-bottom of angst. Let's see if he digs himself out.



Clearly, not so much!

See a shrink, Jung Woo! )
dangermousie: (Love Shuffle - photog by topazera)
Everyone, I apologize for the delay. Miss Short Attention Span got sidetracked. In rl, I am on ep 21 now but need to upload ep 19-21 caps so have the summary for eps 17-18 here.

When we finished with ep 16, Jung Woo has hit rock-bottom of angst. Let's see if he digs himself out.



Clearly, not so much!

See a shrink, Jung Woo! )
dangermousie: (Love Shuffle - photog by topazera)
Everyone, I apologize for the delay. Miss Short Attention Span got sidetracked. In rl, I am on ep 21 now but need to upload ep 19-21 caps so have the summary for eps 17-18 here.

When we finished with ep 16, Jung Woo has hit rock-bottom of angst. Let's see if he digs himself out.



Clearly, not so much!

See a shrink, Jung Woo! )
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: excuse me)
This was the angstiest, most thoroughly depressing thing I've seen in a good long while.



There are nine (!!!) episodes left. I am morbidly curious to find out what they are going to find to torture Jung Woo next with because they are seriously running out of ways to break him further - they are going to have to resort to amputating limbs! I should have remembered this was brought to me by guys who came up with IRIS, Lobbyist, and Kingdom of the Winds as a fun light entertainment.



You have NO idea how much I was craving for Su Hyun to go in there and cuddle him so he could cry in her lap. Yes, I know why she can't. No, I don't care about logic. I want some comfort in that whole 'hurt/comfort' equation.

I will be back with proper episode 16 recap.

Once I finished banging my head against a rock to relieve the angst, that is.

ETA: You guys, I am so obsessed with StS I didn't even watch this week's Oh My Lady yet because it would interfere with marathonning.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: excuse me)
This was the angstiest, most thoroughly depressing thing I've seen in a good long while.



There are nine (!!!) episodes left. I am morbidly curious to find out what they are going to find to torture Jung Woo next with because they are seriously running out of ways to break him further - they are going to have to resort to amputating limbs! I should have remembered this was brought to me by guys who came up with IRIS, Lobbyist, and Kingdom of the Winds as a fun light entertainment.



You have NO idea how much I was craving for Su Hyun to go in there and cuddle him so he could cry in her lap. Yes, I know why she can't. No, I don't care about logic. I want some comfort in that whole 'hurt/comfort' equation.

I will be back with proper episode 16 recap.

Once I finished banging my head against a rock to relieve the angst, that is.

ETA: You guys, I am so obsessed with StS I didn't even watch this week's Oh My Lady yet because it would interfere with marathonning.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: excuse me)
This was the angstiest, most thoroughly depressing thing I've seen in a good long while.



There are nine (!!!) episodes left. I am morbidly curious to find out what they are going to find to torture Jung Woo next with because they are seriously running out of ways to break him further - they are going to have to resort to amputating limbs! I should have remembered this was brought to me by guys who came up with IRIS, Lobbyist, and Kingdom of the Winds as a fun light entertainment.



You have NO idea how much I was craving for Su Hyun to go in there and cuddle him so he could cry in her lap. Yes, I know why she can't. No, I don't care about logic. I want some comfort in that whole 'hurt/comfort' equation.

I will be back with proper episode 16 recap.

Once I finished banging my head against a rock to relieve the angst, that is.

ETA: You guys, I am so obsessed with StS I didn't even watch this week's Oh My Lady yet because it would interfere with marathonning.
dangermousie: (B&W Zai Tian by scanky_chops)


I had all sorts of things to talk about and sum up about eps 14 and 15 but then the amazing shippy angst scenes with Jung Woo/Su Hyun and Jackson/Amy happened and I am afraid that sort of took over the post.



It was epic. It was Bollywood in its angsty yearning epicness.

Enter here for some high-grade angst )

And then the episode wasn't over but I turned it off to go to bed because there was only so much angst I could take in one sitting and I needed time to locate kleenex for my bawling anyway.

ETA: Found this OTPs-of-angst scene on youtube, yay!

dangermousie: (B&W Zai Tian by scanky_chops)


I had all sorts of things to talk about and sum up about eps 14 and 15 but then the amazing shippy angst scenes with Jung Woo/Su Hyun and Jackson/Amy happened and I am afraid that sort of took over the post.



It was epic. It was Bollywood in its angsty yearning epicness.

Enter here for some high-grade angst )

And then the episode wasn't over but I turned it off to go to bed because there was only so much angst I could take in one sitting and I needed time to locate kleenex for my bawling anyway.

ETA: Found this OTPs-of-angst scene on youtube, yay!

dangermousie: (B&W Zai Tian by scanky_chops)


I had all sorts of things to talk about and sum up about eps 14 and 15 but then the amazing shippy angst scenes with Jung Woo/Su Hyun and Jackson/Amy happened and I am afraid that sort of took over the post.



It was epic. It was Bollywood in its angsty yearning epicness.

Enter here for some high-grade angst )

And then the episode wasn't over but I turned it off to go to bed because there was only so much angst I could take in one sitting and I needed time to locate kleenex for my bawling anyway.

ETA: Found this OTPs-of-angst scene on youtube, yay!

dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Go ahead, smack some sense into him, Su Hyun!



Even with everything that happens in the first 11 episodes of Swallow the Sun, I never realized how light in tone in remained due to the fact that Jung Woo himself remained so well-balanced despite it all. But now he's finally snapped and the drama became, suddenly, much darker. His descent is understandable (there are only so many things you can pile onto somebody before they snap) and dramatically interesting but it makes StS a rather more emotionally wringing watch than before.

I am ready to crawl if you say crawl, and bark if you tell me to bark. )

This delicious dysfunction is to be continued in episode 14...
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Go ahead, smack some sense into him, Su Hyun!



Even with everything that happens in the first 11 episodes of Swallow the Sun, I never realized how light in tone in remained due to the fact that Jung Woo himself remained so well-balanced despite it all. But now he's finally snapped and the drama became, suddenly, much darker. His descent is understandable (there are only so many things you can pile onto somebody before they snap) and dramatically interesting but it makes StS a rather more emotionally wringing watch than before.

I am ready to crawl if you say crawl, and bark if you tell me to bark. )

This delicious dysfunction is to be continued in episode 14...
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Go ahead, smack some sense into him, Su Hyun!



Even with everything that happens in the first 11 episodes of Swallow the Sun, I never realized how light in tone in remained due to the fact that Jung Woo himself remained so well-balanced despite it all. But now he's finally snapped and the drama became, suddenly, much darker. His descent is understandable (there are only so many things you can pile onto somebody before they snap) and dramatically interesting but it makes StS a rather more emotionally wringing watch than before.

I am ready to crawl if you say crawl, and bark if you tell me to bark. )

This delicious dysfunction is to be continued in episode 14...
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: excuse me)


In these eps we have exotic travel, canon homosexuality of an awesome sort, gun battles, the most amazing love confession ever, a revelation of a huge secret, and a secondary OTP scenes of swoony achy perfection.

Because for a person like me to love someone like you is a sin. I may commit a hundred, a thousand sins, but I would never commit a sin against you )

ETA: I have just finished ep 12 and my blood is boiling. I want to stab Jung Woo in his stupid stupid evil face! Ugh! What the FRELL is wrong with you, moron? You are going to throw away the love of your life and your lifelong friendships for a ghost of revenge? You are going to turn sycophant and traitor and expose your friends to danger and betray them just so you can get your plans started? Ugh ugh ugh hate hate die! Scumbag. Guess what, sweetheart? You are on the road to turn into the man you hate the most - your father. He too started out flawed but caring and promising and ended up betraying anyone on his way to his goals and throwing away his humanity. Now he's a monster. Enjoy becoming him. I hope before Su Hyun, Cop, Jackson & Co even ever consider taking you back you grovel on your knees. Through the Sahara desert.

SCUM SCUM SCUM. I should HOPE you feel unworthy of Su Hyun! I should frelling hope! Rich Boy is suddenly looking like a good prospect compared to you.

ETA2: Watched preview for ep 13 and have calmed down a bit. Still think Jung Woo is a total idiot but can't hate him too much because the guy is so seriously beyond messed up. And I think a part of him needs to shove away his friends and his lover - it's the whole deept-set belief he isn't worthy of anything good so perversely he wants them to hate him because that's what he believes he deserves. Still, he better snap out of it soon! I am looking forward to Su Hyun slugging him.

ETA3: Jackson, do I need to lock you and Amy in a room to work out all your angst? A room with a big bed? Come on!!!!! You awesome messed-up OTP! This drama is giving me TWO "I am unworthy of her" OTPs for the price of one! YESSS.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: excuse me)


In these eps we have exotic travel, canon homosexuality of an awesome sort, gun battles, the most amazing love confession ever, a revelation of a huge secret, and a secondary OTP scenes of swoony achy perfection.

Because for a person like me to love someone like you is a sin. I may commit a hundred, a thousand sins, but I would never commit a sin against you )

ETA: I have just finished ep 12 and my blood is boiling. I want to stab Jung Woo in his stupid stupid evil face! Ugh! What the FRELL is wrong with you, moron? You are going to throw away the love of your life and your lifelong friendships for a ghost of revenge? You are going to turn sycophant and traitor and expose your friends to danger and betray them just so you can get your plans started? Ugh ugh ugh hate hate die! Scumbag. Guess what, sweetheart? You are on the road to turn into the man you hate the most - your father. He too started out flawed but caring and promising and ended up betraying anyone on his way to his goals and throwing away his humanity. Now he's a monster. Enjoy becoming him. I hope before Su Hyun, Cop, Jackson & Co even ever consider taking you back you grovel on your knees. Through the Sahara desert.

SCUM SCUM SCUM. I should HOPE you feel unworthy of Su Hyun! I should frelling hope! Rich Boy is suddenly looking like a good prospect compared to you.

ETA2: Watched preview for ep 13 and have calmed down a bit. Still think Jung Woo is a total idiot but can't hate him too much because the guy is so seriously beyond messed up. And I think a part of him needs to shove away his friends and his lover - it's the whole deept-set belief he isn't worthy of anything good so perversely he wants them to hate him because that's what he believes he deserves. Still, he better snap out of it soon! I am looking forward to Su Hyun slugging him.

ETA3: Jackson, do I need to lock you and Amy in a room to work out all your angst? A room with a big bed? Come on!!!!! You awesome messed-up OTP! This drama is giving me TWO "I am unworthy of her" OTPs for the price of one! YESSS.

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