dangermousie: (SKS: OTP by pocketedpicture)


I've realized that the kdrama I've rewatched most is Sungkyunkwan Scandal - and yes, I went for another select rewatch this weekend, and have just finished, leaving me misty-eyed with a huge grin and the warmest feeling in my heart. I've rarely found a drama more suited to my tastes - a period drama that balances traditional and fusion, that is youth-oriented without being infantile, and a drama that gets its points about friendship, gender equality, learning about life and yourself, and love without being preachy. It sounds silly to say this about a drama set in an 18th-century Korean university, but it reminds me of my own college days :)

It is also the rare drama where I loved every character, even tertiary ones like President Evil's flunkies, even if some of them I loved to see lose :) And Yoon Hee was such amazing heroine - smart, fierce, proud, an odd mix of unworldliness and hard knocks, funny, vulnerable, distrustful, wonderful.



Each of the characters had their learning arc and I loved Yoon Hee's - allowing herself to use her talents and learning to view herself as equal of the men, but also allowing friendship and love into her heart.



And then there was Lee Sun Joon, who is in second place for my favorite kdrama hero ever (first place being filled by Song Tae Ha from Chuno. Interestingly, I pretty much find Sun Joon a younger and luckier Tae Ha. I have a type). I loved everything about him - his lack of any real life savvy, his dead-pan humor, his intelligence, his social awkwardness and learning to interact with others, the way he treated Yoon Hee both before he fell in love with her and after, but above all, I loved his unshakeable idealism and integrity worn proudly on his sleeve. Conscience combined with will to do right no matter the cost is beyond sexy.

I could go into Yong Ha and Geol Oh and the rest, but we'll be here all night...

I have loved sageuks since (Tree with Deep Roots!) but no sageuk has made me this simply happy since...

A few more caps )

Bring on that Yoochun/Han Ji Min fantasy time-travel sageuk/romcom!
dangermousie: (SKS: OTP by pocketedpicture)


I've realized that the kdrama I've rewatched most is Sungkyunkwan Scandal - and yes, I went for another select rewatch this weekend, and have just finished, leaving me misty-eyed with a huge grin and the warmest feeling in my heart. I've rarely found a drama more suited to my tastes - a period drama that balances traditional and fusion, that is youth-oriented without being infantile, and a drama that gets its points about friendship, gender equality, learning about life and yourself, and love without being preachy. It sounds silly to say this about a drama set in an 18th-century Korean university, but it reminds me of my own college days :)

It is also the rare drama where I loved every character, even tertiary ones like President Evil's flunkies, even if some of them I loved to see lose :) And Yoon Hee was such amazing heroine - smart, fierce, proud, an odd mix of unworldliness and hard knocks, funny, vulnerable, distrustful, wonderful.



Each of the characters had their learning arc and I loved Yoon Hee's - allowing herself to use her talents and learning to view herself as equal of the men, but also allowing friendship and love into her heart.



And then there was Lee Sun Joon, who is in second place for my favorite kdrama hero ever (first place being filled by Song Tae Ha from Chuno. Interestingly, I pretty much find Sun Joon a younger and luckier Tae Ha. I have a type). I loved everything about him - his lack of any real life savvy, his dead-pan humor, his intelligence, his social awkwardness and learning to interact with others, the way he treated Yoon Hee both before he fell in love with her and after, but above all, I loved his unshakeable idealism and integrity worn proudly on his sleeve. Conscience combined with will to do right no matter the cost is beyond sexy.

I could go into Yong Ha and Geol Oh and the rest, but we'll be here all night...

I have loved sageuks since (Tree with Deep Roots!) but no sageuk has made me this simply happy since...

A few more caps )

Bring on that Yoochun/Han Ji Min fantasy time-travel sageuk/romcom!
dangermousie: (SKS: OTP by pocketedpicture)


I've realized that the kdrama I've rewatched most is Sungkyunkwan Scandal - and yes, I went for another select rewatch this weekend, and have just finished, leaving me misty-eyed with a huge grin and the warmest feeling in my heart. I've rarely found a drama more suited to my tastes - a period drama that balances traditional and fusion, that is youth-oriented without being infantile, and a drama that gets its points about friendship, gender equality, learning about life and yourself, and love without being preachy. It sounds silly to say this about a drama set in an 18th-century Korean university, but it reminds me of my own college days :)

It is also the rare drama where I loved every character, even tertiary ones like President Evil's flunkies, even if some of them I loved to see lose :) And Yoon Hee was such amazing heroine - smart, fierce, proud, an odd mix of unworldliness and hard knocks, funny, vulnerable, distrustful, wonderful.



Each of the characters had their learning arc and I loved Yoon Hee's - allowing herself to use her talents and learning to view herself as equal of the men, but also allowing friendship and love into her heart.



And then there was Lee Sun Joon, who is in second place for my favorite kdrama hero ever (first place being filled by Song Tae Ha from Chuno. Interestingly, I pretty much find Sun Joon a younger and luckier Tae Ha. I have a type). I loved everything about him - his lack of any real life savvy, his dead-pan humor, his intelligence, his social awkwardness and learning to interact with others, the way he treated Yoon Hee both before he fell in love with her and after, but above all, I loved his unshakeable idealism and integrity worn proudly on his sleeve. Conscience combined with will to do right no matter the cost is beyond sexy.

I could go into Yong Ha and Geol Oh and the rest, but we'll be here all night...

I have loved sageuks since (Tree with Deep Roots!) but no sageuk has made me this simply happy since...

A few more caps )

Bring on that Yoochun/Han Ji Min fantasy time-travel sageuk/romcom!
dangermousie: (SKKS: forbidden kiss by timescout)


Seeing all those idealistic scholars in Tree with Deep Roots makes me nostalgic for SKKS. So have this random shippy picspam of some of my favorite scenes from ep 17.

For what it's worth, Sun Joon is still pretty much my idea drama boyfriend.

Here it is. Prepare to swoon )
dangermousie: (SKKS: forbidden kiss by timescout)


Seeing all those idealistic scholars in Tree with Deep Roots makes me nostalgic for SKKS. So have this random shippy picspam of some of my favorite scenes from ep 17.

For what it's worth, Sun Joon is still pretty much my idea drama boyfriend.

Here it is. Prepare to swoon )
dangermousie: (SKKS: forbidden kiss by timescout)


Seeing all those idealistic scholars in Tree with Deep Roots makes me nostalgic for SKKS. So have this random shippy picspam of some of my favorite scenes from ep 17.

For what it's worth, Sun Joon is still pretty much my idea drama boyfriend.

Here it is. Prepare to swoon )
dangermousie: (SKKS: Sun Joon grin by timescout)
Some verrrrrry creative fans intercut clips of Chuno (which starred Lee Da Hae) and Sungkyunkwan Scandal (which starred Yoochun) to make a trailer for a sort of Joseon take on Ms. Ripley. Loooove:



My love is probably the greater because Chuno was my n1 drama of last year and SKKS was n2 (I love my fusion sageuks) so it's fun to see them so cleverly spliced together.

I would totally watch the heck out of that drama if it existed, btw.
dangermousie: (SKKS: Sun Joon grin by timescout)
Some verrrrrry creative fans intercut clips of Chuno (which starred Lee Da Hae) and Sungkyunkwan Scandal (which starred Yoochun) to make a trailer for a sort of Joseon take on Ms. Ripley. Loooove:



My love is probably the greater because Chuno was my n1 drama of last year and SKKS was n2 (I love my fusion sageuks) so it's fun to see them so cleverly spliced together.

I would totally watch the heck out of that drama if it existed, btw.
dangermousie: (SKKS: Sun Joon grin by timescout)
Some verrrrrry creative fans intercut clips of Chuno (which starred Lee Da Hae) and Sungkyunkwan Scandal (which starred Yoochun) to make a trailer for a sort of Joseon take on Ms. Ripley. Loooove:



My love is probably the greater because Chuno was my n1 drama of last year and SKKS was n2 (I love my fusion sageuks) so it's fun to see them so cleverly spliced together.

I would totally watch the heck out of that drama if it existed, btw.
dangermousie: (SKKS: slashy beddtime by timescout)
Here's to you, Jalgeum Quartet!



Of all the end-of-year awards Korean networks handed out (they aren't real awards, tbh, more like popularity contests and ways to stroke the egos of those taking part in successful dramas), no awards made me feel happier than those for my beloved Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Most likely because unlike other of my favorites which got awards (Giant, Secret Garden, Daemul, Chuno), SKKS was never a huge ratings hit. It was a pure mania drama. A smart, funny, heart-tugging one that was gorgeously shot. So hooray!

They look so different!




Bonus:

dangermousie: (SKKS: slashy beddtime by timescout)
Here's to you, Jalgeum Quartet!



Of all the end-of-year awards Korean networks handed out (they aren't real awards, tbh, more like popularity contests and ways to stroke the egos of those taking part in successful dramas), no awards made me feel happier than those for my beloved Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Most likely because unlike other of my favorites which got awards (Giant, Secret Garden, Daemul, Chuno), SKKS was never a huge ratings hit. It was a pure mania drama. A smart, funny, heart-tugging one that was gorgeously shot. So hooray!

They look so different!




Bonus:

dangermousie: (SKKS: slashy beddtime by timescout)
Here's to you, Jalgeum Quartet!



Of all the end-of-year awards Korean networks handed out (they aren't real awards, tbh, more like popularity contests and ways to stroke the egos of those taking part in successful dramas), no awards made me feel happier than those for my beloved Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Most likely because unlike other of my favorites which got awards (Giant, Secret Garden, Daemul, Chuno), SKKS was never a huge ratings hit. It was a pure mania drama. A smart, funny, heart-tugging one that was gorgeously shot. So hooray!

They look so different!




Bonus:

dangermousie: (SKKS: President Evil by timescout)
I am sure all the Yoon Hee/Sun Joon and Jalgeum Quartet stuff will be ably covered by my flist, so I am going to post a scene which made me flail like mad and involved Chosun.



Oh, I want a spin-off drama about her so badly!

Plus, since I am about the only person to ship Chosun/In Soo, this scene made me v.v. happy.

Time is ripe for a female Hong Gil Dong, I say! Also, I couldn't help but sneak Jae Shin and YH/SJ into this )

I would PAY to have spin-off dramas about Jae Shin and about Chosun.
dangermousie: (SKKS: President Evil by timescout)
I am sure all the Yoon Hee/Sun Joon and Jalgeum Quartet stuff will be ably covered by my flist, so I am going to post a scene which made me flail like mad and involved Chosun.



Oh, I want a spin-off drama about her so badly!

Plus, since I am about the only person to ship Chosun/In Soo, this scene made me v.v. happy.

Time is ripe for a female Hong Gil Dong, I say! Also, I couldn't help but sneak Jae Shin and YH/SJ into this )

I would PAY to have spin-off dramas about Jae Shin and about Chosun.
dangermousie: (SKKS: President Evil by timescout)
I am sure all the Yoon Hee/Sun Joon and Jalgeum Quartet stuff will be ably covered by my flist, so I am going to post a scene which made me flail like mad and involved Chosun.



Oh, I want a spin-off drama about her so badly!

Plus, since I am about the only person to ship Chosun/In Soo, this scene made me v.v. happy.

Time is ripe for a female Hong Gil Dong, I say! Also, I couldn't help but sneak Jae Shin and YH/SJ into this )

I would PAY to have spin-off dramas about Jae Shin and about Chosun.
dangermousie: (SKKS: forbidden kiss by timescout)
Saying farewell to my favorite characters. Spoilers for the entire shebang )

Good bye, SKKS. You were funny and darling and romantic and perfectly wonderful. I will miss you like mad.
dangermousie: (SKKS: forbidden kiss by timescout)
Saying farewell to my favorite characters. Spoilers for the entire shebang )

Good bye, SKKS. You were funny and darling and romantic and perfectly wonderful. I will miss you like mad.
dangermousie: (SKKS: forbidden kiss by timescout)
Saying farewell to my favorite characters. Spoilers for the entire shebang )

Good bye, SKKS. You were funny and darling and romantic and perfectly wonderful. I will miss you like mad.
dangermousie: (SKKS: Yoon Hee grin by timescout)
Here is the last scene:



When watching that and reading Softy's live recap, I literally was grinning, making weird noises and running around like a headless chicken maniac :)

So happy that SJ and YH get to be married SKKS profs. Most awesome thing ever (also, safest place for them to be - if they were officials, with their ideals, they'd be eaten up alive). And there is a hint for future OTP for Jae Shin. SQUEE. And, shock of shocks, President Evil went against his father and stood on the same side as Jae Shin (!!!!!!) to protect Chosun. Awwww, Korean Draco, you have a heart after all. But, above all, SJ and YH! Married! Teasing! Making out! The most adorable thing in creation!

If it wasn't for the fact that this was the year which also gave us Chuno, this would be, hands down, my fave kdrama this year.
dangermousie: (SKKS: Yoon Hee grin by timescout)
Here is the last scene:



When watching that and reading Softy's live recap, I literally was grinning, making weird noises and running around like a headless chicken maniac :)

So happy that SJ and YH get to be married SKKS profs. Most awesome thing ever (also, safest place for them to be - if they were officials, with their ideals, they'd be eaten up alive). And there is a hint for future OTP for Jae Shin. SQUEE. And, shock of shocks, President Evil went against his father and stood on the same side as Jae Shin (!!!!!!) to protect Chosun. Awwww, Korean Draco, you have a heart after all. But, above all, SJ and YH! Married! Teasing! Making out! The most adorable thing in creation!

If it wasn't for the fact that this was the year which also gave us Chuno, this would be, hands down, my fave kdrama this year.

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