dangermousie: (Chuno - slave girl)
But I was bored and restarted The Moon That Embraces The Sun (started with ep 6) and am shockingly enjoying it. I think the fact that I now know its limitations (romantic fairy tale, no more no less) helps immensely, as does the fact that I am now removed from the mania and the psycho ratings.

I am not even loathing Kim Su Hyun (!!!!!) maybe my phobia of him is finally conquered (i can never drool over him as he still looks much younger than his actual age and I am not into the baby face thing, but I am enjoying watching him on screen).

A goo drama it is not, but it is actually entertaining me.

Clearly day of miracles. We will see how long it lasts.

ETA: alas, I spoke too soon! How does every secondary character in this manage the feat of being both boring and annoying at once, I have no idea. They are made for the skip button. I dig the romance though. It's pretty much a romance novel in drama form minus the heaving bosoms.
dangermousie: (Chuno - slave girl)
But I was bored and restarted The Moon That Embraces The Sun (started with ep 6) and am shockingly enjoying it. I think the fact that I now know its limitations (romantic fairy tale, no more no less) helps immensely, as does the fact that I am now removed from the mania and the psycho ratings.

I am not even loathing Kim Su Hyun (!!!!!) maybe my phobia of him is finally conquered (i can never drool over him as he still looks much younger than his actual age and I am not into the baby face thing, but I am enjoying watching him on screen).

A goo drama it is not, but it is actually entertaining me.

Clearly day of miracles. We will see how long it lasts.

ETA: alas, I spoke too soon! How does every secondary character in this manage the feat of being both boring and annoying at once, I have no idea. They are made for the skip button. I dig the romance though. It's pretty much a romance novel in drama form minus the heaving bosoms.
dangermousie: (Default)
Do you want to hear something hilariously unexpected?

I am loving Ohlala Spouses! I only checked it out because I can't watch Faith until tomorrow but it is a totally awesome wacky quirky hoot! (With the beginning being like a missing episode of Gaksital and the rest pretty much gloriously insane).

I am not sure how much my enjoyment will last - I tend to not be able to maintain interest in wacky for 16 eps - but for now, I am in.

Proper post and caps to follow :)
dangermousie: (Default)
Do you want to hear something hilariously unexpected?

I am loving Ohlala Spouses! I only checked it out because I can't watch Faith until tomorrow but it is a totally awesome wacky quirky hoot! (With the beginning being like a missing episode of Gaksital and the rest pretty much gloriously insane).

I am not sure how much my enjoyment will last - I tend to not be able to maintain interest in wacky for 16 eps - but for now, I am in.

Proper post and caps to follow :)
dangermousie: (Default)
Do you want to hear something hilariously unexpected?

I am loving Ohlala Spouses! I only checked it out because I can't watch Faith until tomorrow but it is a totally awesome wacky quirky hoot! (With the beginning being like a missing episode of Gaksital and the rest pretty much gloriously insane).

I am not sure how much my enjoyment will last - I tend to not be able to maintain interest in wacky for 16 eps - but for now, I am in.

Proper post and caps to follow :)
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)


I have a confession to make - I was this close to ditching Big. There was nothing that particularly bothered me about it, but after ep 1, which I liked a lot, I stayed completely uninvolved - I didn't care what happened to Kyung Joon or Daran, I didn't see the chemistry, I had little interest where the story was going to go etc etc. It was like watching a nicely-done work that didn't resonate at all. I checked out this week's eps without much interest, thinking they were going to be my final good-bye to this show.

WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG LIES LIES LIES LIES!

I am in love with this week's episodes. I giggled, I sighed, I clapped, I swooned. It's like a switch flipped and I care - I somehow fell for Kyung Joon and Daran, separately and together - I see the chemistry now, I am madly curious what will happen and I am invested. My heart turns over every time Kyung Joon looks at Daran with those eyes. I swooned when he kissed her. I screamed when he walked out with her from the wedding. I cheered when Daran kicked out the horrid ex. All of a sudden, this drama got me by the heart (and made me a ridiculously rabid shipper for DR/KJ). It helps that this week's eps were the first ones I felt Gong Yoo was Kyung Joon we met in ep 1 or logical progression of and not some weird distortion and Daran was real. I AM SO IN LOVE NOW, YOU GUYS!!!! Some dramas take a bit to get going and Big seems to have been one of them because all I want now is the next episode. NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!!!
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)


I have a confession to make - I was this close to ditching Big. There was nothing that particularly bothered me about it, but after ep 1, which I liked a lot, I stayed completely uninvolved - I didn't care what happened to Kyung Joon or Daran, I didn't see the chemistry, I had little interest where the story was going to go etc etc. It was like watching a nicely-done work that didn't resonate at all. I checked out this week's eps without much interest, thinking they were going to be my final good-bye to this show.

WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG LIES LIES LIES LIES!

I am in love with this week's episodes. I giggled, I sighed, I clapped, I swooned. It's like a switch flipped and I care - I somehow fell for Kyung Joon and Daran, separately and together - I see the chemistry now, I am madly curious what will happen and I am invested. My heart turns over every time Kyung Joon looks at Daran with those eyes. I swooned when he kissed her. I screamed when he walked out with her from the wedding. I cheered when Daran kicked out the horrid ex. All of a sudden, this drama got me by the heart (and made me a ridiculously rabid shipper for DR/KJ). It helps that this week's eps were the first ones I felt Gong Yoo was Kyung Joon we met in ep 1 or logical progression of and not some weird distortion and Daran was real. I AM SO IN LOVE NOW, YOU GUYS!!!! Some dramas take a bit to get going and Big seems to have been one of them because all I want now is the next episode. NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!!!
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)


I have a confession to make - I was this close to ditching Big. There was nothing that particularly bothered me about it, but after ep 1, which I liked a lot, I stayed completely uninvolved - I didn't care what happened to Kyung Joon or Daran, I didn't see the chemistry, I had little interest where the story was going to go etc etc. It was like watching a nicely-done work that didn't resonate at all. I checked out this week's eps without much interest, thinking they were going to be my final good-bye to this show.

WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG LIES LIES LIES LIES!

I am in love with this week's episodes. I giggled, I sighed, I clapped, I swooned. It's like a switch flipped and I care - I somehow fell for Kyung Joon and Daran, separately and together - I see the chemistry now, I am madly curious what will happen and I am invested. My heart turns over every time Kyung Joon looks at Daran with those eyes. I swooned when he kissed her. I screamed when he walked out with her from the wedding. I cheered when Daran kicked out the horrid ex. All of a sudden, this drama got me by the heart (and made me a ridiculously rabid shipper for DR/KJ). It helps that this week's eps were the first ones I felt Gong Yoo was Kyung Joon we met in ep 1 or logical progression of and not some weird distortion and Daran was real. I AM SO IN LOVE NOW, YOU GUYS!!!! Some dramas take a bit to get going and Big seems to have been one of them because all I want now is the next episode. NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!!!
dangermousie: (Chuno - sword by alexandral)
I am hooked now, thanks to ep 4.



I mean, this is like chibi take on The Princess' Man.

Noooooooooooooo!!! I am trying to diet and all that crow is going to ruin my calorie intake!
dangermousie: (Chuno - sword by alexandral)
I am hooked now, thanks to ep 4.



I mean, this is like chibi take on The Princess' Man.

Noooooooooooooo!!! I am trying to diet and all that crow is going to ruin my calorie intake!
dangermousie: (Chuno - sword by alexandral)
I am hooked now, thanks to ep 4.



I mean, this is like chibi take on The Princess' Man.

Noooooooooooooo!!! I am trying to diet and all that crow is going to ruin my calorie intake!
dangermousie: (CH: bus by meganbmoore)
Since I am on a relaxing beach vacation, I am not in the mood to watch anything angsty or dark. So I've been watching or rewatching some of my lighter favorites. Which means I am continuing with my watch of My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, a drama I feel no urge to marathon since I know the ending, but which I always adore when I return to.

It's funny, I think Gumiho might be my biggest case of drama crow. Sure, there were plenty of dramas whose promos made me think they would be horrible and they turned out be be wonderful, but Gumiho is the only drama where I started to actually watch the drama, watched a couple of eps, loathed it and dumped it. I only went back a year later because flisties kept pushing and then I couldn't believe what on earth was wrong with me the first time - I fell so madly in love with it (I do think that like all Hong Sisters dramas benefit from marathonning - for most of them, beginning eps are set-ups). Anyway, I love it so much and I cannot get used to how Lee Seung Gi pulls the same trick here he did in Brilliant Legacy - I find him utterly unattractive in the early, 'he's a wimp' parts, and then, as he grows up and matures and shows what a beautiful heart and soul he really does have, I find him utterly and completely gorgeous. And Shin Min Ah is, as always, perfection.

Anyway, have this scene, after she reverted to Gumiho form and came after the evil secondary girl (long story) and he stops her by pretty much being awesome and loving her. Ahhhhhh....










It's interesting, Hong Sisters did four dramas I love (Hong Gil Dong, My Girl, Delightful Girl Chunhyang, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho), one I started out loving but ended up having issues with (You're Beautiful) and two that leave me indifferent (Fantasy Couple and Best Love). I have learned my lesson though - next time a drama of theirs airs, wait and binge and marathon.
dangermousie: (CH: bus by meganbmoore)
Since I am on a relaxing beach vacation, I am not in the mood to watch anything angsty or dark. So I've been watching or rewatching some of my lighter favorites. Which means I am continuing with my watch of My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, a drama I feel no urge to marathon since I know the ending, but which I always adore when I return to.

It's funny, I think Gumiho might be my biggest case of drama crow. Sure, there were plenty of dramas whose promos made me think they would be horrible and they turned out be be wonderful, but Gumiho is the only drama where I started to actually watch the drama, watched a couple of eps, loathed it and dumped it. I only went back a year later because flisties kept pushing and then I couldn't believe what on earth was wrong with me the first time - I fell so madly in love with it (I do think that like all Hong Sisters dramas benefit from marathonning - for most of them, beginning eps are set-ups). Anyway, I love it so much and I cannot get used to how Lee Seung Gi pulls the same trick here he did in Brilliant Legacy - I find him utterly unattractive in the early, 'he's a wimp' parts, and then, as he grows up and matures and shows what a beautiful heart and soul he really does have, I find him utterly and completely gorgeous. And Shin Min Ah is, as always, perfection.

Anyway, have this scene, after she reverted to Gumiho form and came after the evil secondary girl (long story) and he stops her by pretty much being awesome and loving her. Ahhhhhh....










It's interesting, Hong Sisters did four dramas I love (Hong Gil Dong, My Girl, Delightful Girl Chunhyang, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho), one I started out loving but ended up having issues with (You're Beautiful) and two that leave me indifferent (Fantasy Couple and Best Love). I have learned my lesson though - next time a drama of theirs airs, wait and binge and marathon.
dangermousie: (CH: bus by meganbmoore)
Since I am on a relaxing beach vacation, I am not in the mood to watch anything angsty or dark. So I've been watching or rewatching some of my lighter favorites. Which means I am continuing with my watch of My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, a drama I feel no urge to marathon since I know the ending, but which I always adore when I return to.

It's funny, I think Gumiho might be my biggest case of drama crow. Sure, there were plenty of dramas whose promos made me think they would be horrible and they turned out be be wonderful, but Gumiho is the only drama where I started to actually watch the drama, watched a couple of eps, loathed it and dumped it. I only went back a year later because flisties kept pushing and then I couldn't believe what on earth was wrong with me the first time - I fell so madly in love with it (I do think that like all Hong Sisters dramas benefit from marathonning - for most of them, beginning eps are set-ups). Anyway, I love it so much and I cannot get used to how Lee Seung Gi pulls the same trick here he did in Brilliant Legacy - I find him utterly unattractive in the early, 'he's a wimp' parts, and then, as he grows up and matures and shows what a beautiful heart and soul he really does have, I find him utterly and completely gorgeous. And Shin Min Ah is, as always, perfection.

Anyway, have this scene, after she reverted to Gumiho form and came after the evil secondary girl (long story) and he stops her by pretty much being awesome and loving her. Ahhhhhh....










It's interesting, Hong Sisters did four dramas I love (Hong Gil Dong, My Girl, Delightful Girl Chunhyang, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho), one I started out loving but ended up having issues with (You're Beautiful) and two that leave me indifferent (Fantasy Couple and Best Love). I have learned my lesson though - next time a drama of theirs airs, wait and binge and marathon.
dangermousie: (HGD cheek by miss-dian)


If you read last night's post, it was clear I had some major problems with how a resolution of one of the central conflicts was handled. But having gotten more sleep than I had yesterday and having time to think and rewatch certain scenes, I've done a 180 and I believe I am pretty happy with it now.

Thoughts on why that is so, plus some caps of the ep )
dangermousie: (HGD cheek by miss-dian)


If you read last night's post, it was clear I had some major problems with how a resolution of one of the central conflicts was handled. But having gotten more sleep than I had yesterday and having time to think and rewatch certain scenes, I've done a 180 and I believe I am pretty happy with it now.

Thoughts on why that is so, plus some caps of the ep )
dangermousie: (HGD cheek by miss-dian)


If you read last night's post, it was clear I had some major problems with how a resolution of one of the central conflicts was handled. But having gotten more sleep than I had yesterday and having time to think and rewatch certain scenes, I've done a 180 and I believe I am pretty happy with it now.

Thoughts on why that is so, plus some caps of the ep )

Oh my God

Dec. 6th, 2011 07:38 pm
dangermousie: (SKKS: my slash OTP by timescout)
So, I finally got time to watch Tree with Roots without interruptions (the only way I am going to watch it, because it deserves it), have finished the first two episodes, and all I can say is...oh my God, Song Joong Ki.

No, that's not true - there many other things I can say about it - how it is both fiercely smart and fiercely emotional, how the entire cast is blowing me away, how a drama about the creation of the alphabet might just be the most engrossing thing I've seen all year, how I love the cinematography and design.



But all of it pales in comparison with my feeling about Song Joong Ki's portrayal of young Sejong. You know, I never got the fuss about him - sure, he's good-looking (though not in my style, I like them less delicate-looking) and a competent actor, but so are most kdrama actors. I never got all the rabid fans. But after two episodes of TwDR I just want to join the rabidest of the rabid. Because, my God.

Whenever he is on screen, especially during his battles of will with his terrifying, ruthless father, I forget to breathe. The scene where his father came to show him the meaninglessness/true meaning of puzzles left me literally gasping and shaking.



And the scene in the woods where he saves young DolBok's Ddokbok's life by putting his own on the line, one-upping his father for the first time - I thought I was going to hyperventilate. I was certainly whimpering and crying. (That scene actually might be my favorite drama scene of the year - the way they confront each other about the meaning of power, the way Sejong stands his ground so this random slave boy won't be executed because this is the last straw and DolBok is not just a boy but a symbol of his powerlessness, the way he throws down his sword and tells his father he can only kill the kid if he kills him first because he, Sejong, is also a traitor for harboring a slave of a traitor, the way his father doesn't hesitate to put a sword to his son's neck and the look on Sejong's face - not surprised in the least but still something in him breaks, the way Sejong orders his bodyguard to kill the King's murderer (i.e. Sejong's father) the moment Sejong is dead, the aftermath with Sejong coming down from his defiance, his watching Dolbok blaming the king for all the deaths, his bitter comment that he wants Dolbok to live because it might be the last person he's able to save, etc).






Also, we get very little of them but is it odd that I ship them so ridiculously? I just find that the dynamic has so much potential - I want to bury myself in fic about them but...






In conclusion - this scene. Shivers. Shivers. Shivers.

Oh my God

Dec. 6th, 2011 07:38 pm
dangermousie: (SKKS: my slash OTP by timescout)
So, I finally got time to watch Tree with Roots without interruptions (the only way I am going to watch it, because it deserves it), have finished the first two episodes, and all I can say is...oh my God, Song Joong Ki.

No, that's not true - there many other things I can say about it - how it is both fiercely smart and fiercely emotional, how the entire cast is blowing me away, how a drama about the creation of the alphabet might just be the most engrossing thing I've seen all year, how I love the cinematography and design.



But all of it pales in comparison with my feeling about Song Joong Ki's portrayal of young Sejong. You know, I never got the fuss about him - sure, he's good-looking (though not in my style, I like them less delicate-looking) and a competent actor, but so are most kdrama actors. I never got all the rabid fans. But after two episodes of TwDR I just want to join the rabidest of the rabid. Because, my God.

Whenever he is on screen, especially during his battles of will with his terrifying, ruthless father, I forget to breathe. The scene where his father came to show him the meaninglessness/true meaning of puzzles left me literally gasping and shaking.



And the scene in the woods where he saves young DolBok's Ddokbok's life by putting his own on the line, one-upping his father for the first time - I thought I was going to hyperventilate. I was certainly whimpering and crying. (That scene actually might be my favorite drama scene of the year - the way they confront each other about the meaning of power, the way Sejong stands his ground so this random slave boy won't be executed because this is the last straw and DolBok is not just a boy but a symbol of his powerlessness, the way he throws down his sword and tells his father he can only kill the kid if he kills him first because he, Sejong, is also a traitor for harboring a slave of a traitor, the way his father doesn't hesitate to put a sword to his son's neck and the look on Sejong's face - not surprised in the least but still something in him breaks, the way Sejong orders his bodyguard to kill the King's murderer (i.e. Sejong's father) the moment Sejong is dead, the aftermath with Sejong coming down from his defiance, his watching Dolbok blaming the king for all the deaths, his bitter comment that he wants Dolbok to live because it might be the last person he's able to save, etc).






Also, we get very little of them but is it odd that I ship them so ridiculously? I just find that the dynamic has so much potential - I want to bury myself in fic about them but...






In conclusion - this scene. Shivers. Shivers. Shivers.

Oh my God

Dec. 6th, 2011 07:38 pm
dangermousie: (SKKS: my slash OTP by timescout)
So, I finally got time to watch Tree with Roots without interruptions (the only way I am going to watch it, because it deserves it), have finished the first two episodes, and all I can say is...oh my God, Song Joong Ki.

No, that's not true - there many other things I can say about it - how it is both fiercely smart and fiercely emotional, how the entire cast is blowing me away, how a drama about the creation of the alphabet might just be the most engrossing thing I've seen all year, how I love the cinematography and design.



But all of it pales in comparison with my feeling about Song Joong Ki's portrayal of young Sejong. You know, I never got the fuss about him - sure, he's good-looking (though not in my style, I like them less delicate-looking) and a competent actor, but so are most kdrama actors. I never got all the rabid fans. But after two episodes of TwDR I just want to join the rabidest of the rabid. Because, my God.

Whenever he is on screen, especially during his battles of will with his terrifying, ruthless father, I forget to breathe. The scene where his father came to show him the meaninglessness/true meaning of puzzles left me literally gasping and shaking.



And the scene in the woods where he saves young DolBok's Ddokbok's life by putting his own on the line, one-upping his father for the first time - I thought I was going to hyperventilate. I was certainly whimpering and crying. (That scene actually might be my favorite drama scene of the year - the way they confront each other about the meaning of power, the way Sejong stands his ground so this random slave boy won't be executed because this is the last straw and DolBok is not just a boy but a symbol of his powerlessness, the way he throws down his sword and tells his father he can only kill the kid if he kills him first because he, Sejong, is also a traitor for harboring a slave of a traitor, the way his father doesn't hesitate to put a sword to his son's neck and the look on Sejong's face - not surprised in the least but still something in him breaks, the way Sejong orders his bodyguard to kill the King's murderer (i.e. Sejong's father) the moment Sejong is dead, the aftermath with Sejong coming down from his defiance, his watching Dolbok blaming the king for all the deaths, his bitter comment that he wants Dolbok to live because it might be the last person he's able to save, etc).






Also, we get very little of them but is it odd that I ship them so ridiculously? I just find that the dynamic has so much potential - I want to bury myself in fic about them but...






In conclusion - this scene. Shivers. Shivers. Shivers.

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