dangermousie: (CH: don't go by meganbmoore)
Hero (in a dystopian future, one man accidentally acquires super-powers and decides to fight corruption):



Fashion King (bright young things try to pursue their passion for fashion and each other):



I like them both. FK has bright colors, quick cutting, and what looks like to-the-hilt performances by Yoo Ah In and Shin Se Kyung. But I confess my heart belongs to Hero, which had a premise designed to appeal to me (and highly unusual for kdramas) and whose teaser had a sharp, unsettling, surreal vibe that grabbed me and didn't let go.
dangermousie: (CH: don't go by meganbmoore)
Hero (in a dystopian future, one man accidentally acquires super-powers and decides to fight corruption):



Fashion King (bright young things try to pursue their passion for fashion and each other):



I like them both. FK has bright colors, quick cutting, and what looks like to-the-hilt performances by Yoo Ah In and Shin Se Kyung. But I confess my heart belongs to Hero, which had a premise designed to appeal to me (and highly unusual for kdramas) and whose teaser had a sharp, unsettling, surreal vibe that grabbed me and didn't let go.
dangermousie: (CH: don't go by meganbmoore)
Hero (in a dystopian future, one man accidentally acquires super-powers and decides to fight corruption):



Fashion King (bright young things try to pursue their passion for fashion and each other):



I like them both. FK has bright colors, quick cutting, and what looks like to-the-hilt performances by Yoo Ah In and Shin Se Kyung. But I confess my heart belongs to Hero, which had a premise designed to appeal to me (and highly unusual for kdramas) and whose teaser had a sharp, unsettling, surreal vibe that grabbed me and didn't let go.
dangermousie: (SKKS: forbidden kiss by timescout)
Every time I think I can't get more excited for Rooftop Prince, the makers manage to surprise me. The teaser for the first ep is out and it's the funniest, most darling, shippy thing ever. Here it is with subs:



My favorite bit is probably them bowing to the money ahahahaha. But the last lines by Yoochun and Han Ji Min turn me into utter mush. Plus, seriously, the concept of a person from the past in our world (let alone a royal used to everything being just so) is AWESOME!!!

And a very brief teaser for Love Rain, which I am eagerly anticipating due to my love for Jang Geun Seok, romantic melodramas, and Four Seasons director.

dangermousie: (SKKS: forbidden kiss by timescout)
Every time I think I can't get more excited for Rooftop Prince, the makers manage to surprise me. The teaser for the first ep is out and it's the funniest, most darling, shippy thing ever. Here it is with subs:



My favorite bit is probably them bowing to the money ahahahaha. But the last lines by Yoochun and Han Ji Min turn me into utter mush. Plus, seriously, the concept of a person from the past in our world (let alone a royal used to everything being just so) is AWESOME!!!

And a very brief teaser for Love Rain, which I am eagerly anticipating due to my love for Jang Geun Seok, romantic melodramas, and Four Seasons director.

dangermousie: (SKKS: forbidden kiss by timescout)
Every time I think I can't get more excited for Rooftop Prince, the makers manage to surprise me. The teaser for the first ep is out and it's the funniest, most darling, shippy thing ever. Here it is with subs:



My favorite bit is probably them bowing to the money ahahahaha. But the last lines by Yoochun and Han Ji Min turn me into utter mush. Plus, seriously, the concept of a person from the past in our world (let alone a royal used to everything being just so) is AWESOME!!!

And a very brief teaser for Love Rain, which I am eagerly anticipating due to my love for Jang Geun Seok, romantic melodramas, and Four Seasons director.

dangermousie: (Chuno - plot)


For my first foray into contemporary Hong Kong dramas, I picked 2008 revenge drama Last One Standing. Firstly, because revenge genre is one of my favorites and secondly because it stars Kevin Cheng and after the first ep of Bu Bu Jing Xin, I have developed a sudden and massive crush. Only one ep of BBJX is yet subbed but my new obsession must be assuaged. A lot of people recommended Seventh Day with him, but I am not in the mood for a terminal illness romance and I had LOS downloaded ages ago.



LOS revolves around Hei (Kevin Cheng). Ten years ago, in an (understandable) fit of rage, he murdered his stepfather, who has been molesting his sister. Convicted largely on testimony of his cousin Yip, Hei has been sentenced to a decade of jail time but is out as the story opens.

Hei's life is over. Nobody will hire him, he has no future, and his own mother (who would be the ideal wife for stepfather from Mars) thinks Hei is a murdering monster who maligned the dear departed. He is also a violent mess. If he wasn't a psycho before he went in, he certainly is borderline now. I actually really like it because, let's face it, if you do a decade of hard time, results aren't going to be pretty. (Contrast it with kdramas where, with the exception of All In, people come out of prison relatively well-adjusted. Ummm. No).

All he wants to do is revenge on his cousin, whose testimony had placed him in jail. Also (I got that from summary, it's not adressed in the first ep), it turns out that there is more to the murder than meets the eye and not all was as it seemed.



One episode in, I really like it. Granted, I am predisposed to like both revenge dramas and dark dramas, but this is genuinely engaging. It is also very dysfunctional and dark - the main character is a homicidal mess, not a noble avenger of wrongs. It is hard to find a likeable character so far - Hei is the protagonist but let's face it, the man is violent and irrational and hellbent on killing out of revenge someone whose only crime seems testifying. (He also kills the man's dog and sets fire to his house - umm, yeah, like I said, he's borderline psycho). But it is very involving. Plus, on the shallow side of things, Kevin Cheng is ridiculously, ridiculously gorgeous and with his chiseled cheekbones and intense eyes, I am a lot more invested in the story than I would have been if same character had been played by a fat dwarf.



A few more caps of psycho hotness )

Have a teaser:



Apparently there is an OTP later on. Hopefully she is not a member of PETA :P
dangermousie: (Chuno - plot)


For my first foray into contemporary Hong Kong dramas, I picked 2008 revenge drama Last One Standing. Firstly, because revenge genre is one of my favorites and secondly because it stars Kevin Cheng and after the first ep of Bu Bu Jing Xin, I have developed a sudden and massive crush. Only one ep of BBJX is yet subbed but my new obsession must be assuaged. A lot of people recommended Seventh Day with him, but I am not in the mood for a terminal illness romance and I had LOS downloaded ages ago.



LOS revolves around Hei (Kevin Cheng). Ten years ago, in an (understandable) fit of rage, he murdered his stepfather, who has been molesting his sister. Convicted largely on testimony of his cousin Yip, Hei has been sentenced to a decade of jail time but is out as the story opens.

Hei's life is over. Nobody will hire him, he has no future, and his own mother (who would be the ideal wife for stepfather from Mars) thinks Hei is a murdering monster who maligned the dear departed. He is also a violent mess. If he wasn't a psycho before he went in, he certainly is borderline now. I actually really like it because, let's face it, if you do a decade of hard time, results aren't going to be pretty. (Contrast it with kdramas where, with the exception of All In, people come out of prison relatively well-adjusted. Ummm. No).

All he wants to do is revenge on his cousin, whose testimony had placed him in jail. Also (I got that from summary, it's not adressed in the first ep), it turns out that there is more to the murder than meets the eye and not all was as it seemed.



One episode in, I really like it. Granted, I am predisposed to like both revenge dramas and dark dramas, but this is genuinely engaging. It is also very dysfunctional and dark - the main character is a homicidal mess, not a noble avenger of wrongs. It is hard to find a likeable character so far - Hei is the protagonist but let's face it, the man is violent and irrational and hellbent on killing out of revenge someone whose only crime seems testifying. (He also kills the man's dog and sets fire to his house - umm, yeah, like I said, he's borderline psycho). But it is very involving. Plus, on the shallow side of things, Kevin Cheng is ridiculously, ridiculously gorgeous and with his chiseled cheekbones and intense eyes, I am a lot more invested in the story than I would have been if same character had been played by a fat dwarf.



A few more caps of psycho hotness )

Have a teaser:



Apparently there is an OTP later on. Hopefully she is not a member of PETA :P
dangermousie: (Chuno - plot)


For my first foray into contemporary Hong Kong dramas, I picked 2008 revenge drama Last One Standing. Firstly, because revenge genre is one of my favorites and secondly because it stars Kevin Cheng and after the first ep of Bu Bu Jing Xin, I have developed a sudden and massive crush. Only one ep of BBJX is yet subbed but my new obsession must be assuaged. A lot of people recommended Seventh Day with him, but I am not in the mood for a terminal illness romance and I had LOS downloaded ages ago.



LOS revolves around Hei (Kevin Cheng). Ten years ago, in an (understandable) fit of rage, he murdered his stepfather, who has been molesting his sister. Convicted largely on testimony of his cousin Yip, Hei has been sentenced to a decade of jail time but is out as the story opens.

Hei's life is over. Nobody will hire him, he has no future, and his own mother (who would be the ideal wife for stepfather from Mars) thinks Hei is a murdering monster who maligned the dear departed. He is also a violent mess. If he wasn't a psycho before he went in, he certainly is borderline now. I actually really like it because, let's face it, if you do a decade of hard time, results aren't going to be pretty. (Contrast it with kdramas where, with the exception of All In, people come out of prison relatively well-adjusted. Ummm. No).

All he wants to do is revenge on his cousin, whose testimony had placed him in jail. Also (I got that from summary, it's not adressed in the first ep), it turns out that there is more to the murder than meets the eye and not all was as it seemed.



One episode in, I really like it. Granted, I am predisposed to like both revenge dramas and dark dramas, but this is genuinely engaging. It is also very dysfunctional and dark - the main character is a homicidal mess, not a noble avenger of wrongs. It is hard to find a likeable character so far - Hei is the protagonist but let's face it, the man is violent and irrational and hellbent on killing out of revenge someone whose only crime seems testifying. (He also kills the man's dog and sets fire to his house - umm, yeah, like I said, he's borderline psycho). But it is very involving. Plus, on the shallow side of things, Kevin Cheng is ridiculously, ridiculously gorgeous and with his chiseled cheekbones and intense eyes, I am a lot more invested in the story than I would have been if same character had been played by a fat dwarf.



A few more caps of psycho hotness )

Have a teaser:



Apparently there is an OTP later on. Hopefully she is not a member of PETA :P
dangermousie: (KOTW: SIG fight by meganbmoore)
Chun Jung Myung/Han Ji Hye sageuk about a son of an aristocrat and a son of a slave switched at birth, has released this teaser:



Obviously, this is from the early eps as they are still filming.

Hmmmmm. I loathe the bizarre, washed out, overlay on this - it makes me feel as if I am looking through a dirty soup strainer. It's like a 10-yr-old who got his hands on photoshop for the first time. One of the big selling points for any drama, but especially period drama, is the visuals - so why make it look so horrible in the teaser when I am sure it looks OK in reality.

Also, too much screaming. Just an awful teaser for what I am sure will be a decent drama. Compare that teaser to the one for the 2009 period drama The Kingdom of the Winds (I picked KOTW because it was also a period drama which was not prefilmed thus only first few eps were used for a teaser):



KOTW is how you do the teaser, people. That one would make me watch a drama of which I previously was unaware. The Duo's teaser would make me want to skip the drama except for the fact that I've been avidly expecting it and also know it's not as off-looking as the teaser makes it seem.

And speaking of period dramas, [livejournal.com profile] ockoala convinced me to try out Seo Dong Yo by promising me some epic period romance but I looked up the number of eps and it's 55. Fifty-five!. That's longer than Chuno and Return of Iljimae combined! *weeps* I am going to brave it anyway, so we'll see how it goes. Have a MV:



I sort of feel like a Tamra/Hong Gil Dong/ROI/KOTW/Chuno rewatch (not at the same time, obviously). I crave me some period goodness! Anyone watch Kim Suro and is it good? (Keeping in mind my adoration for period stuff and love of Ji Sung?)
dangermousie: (KOTW: SIG fight by meganbmoore)
Chun Jung Myung/Han Ji Hye sageuk about a son of an aristocrat and a son of a slave switched at birth, has released this teaser:



Obviously, this is from the early eps as they are still filming.

Hmmmmm. I loathe the bizarre, washed out, overlay on this - it makes me feel as if I am looking through a dirty soup strainer. It's like a 10-yr-old who got his hands on photoshop for the first time. One of the big selling points for any drama, but especially period drama, is the visuals - so why make it look so horrible in the teaser when I am sure it looks OK in reality.

Also, too much screaming. Just an awful teaser for what I am sure will be a decent drama. Compare that teaser to the one for the 2009 period drama The Kingdom of the Winds (I picked KOTW because it was also a period drama which was not prefilmed thus only first few eps were used for a teaser):



KOTW is how you do the teaser, people. That one would make me watch a drama of which I previously was unaware. The Duo's teaser would make me want to skip the drama except for the fact that I've been avidly expecting it and also know it's not as off-looking as the teaser makes it seem.

And speaking of period dramas, [livejournal.com profile] ockoala convinced me to try out Seo Dong Yo by promising me some epic period romance but I looked up the number of eps and it's 55. Fifty-five!. That's longer than Chuno and Return of Iljimae combined! *weeps* I am going to brave it anyway, so we'll see how it goes. Have a MV:



I sort of feel like a Tamra/Hong Gil Dong/ROI/KOTW/Chuno rewatch (not at the same time, obviously). I crave me some period goodness! Anyone watch Kim Suro and is it good? (Keeping in mind my adoration for period stuff and love of Ji Sung?)
dangermousie: (KOTW: SIG fight by meganbmoore)
Chun Jung Myung/Han Ji Hye sageuk about a son of an aristocrat and a son of a slave switched at birth, has released this teaser:



Obviously, this is from the early eps as they are still filming.

Hmmmmm. I loathe the bizarre, washed out, overlay on this - it makes me feel as if I am looking through a dirty soup strainer. It's like a 10-yr-old who got his hands on photoshop for the first time. One of the big selling points for any drama, but especially period drama, is the visuals - so why make it look so horrible in the teaser when I am sure it looks OK in reality.

Also, too much screaming. Just an awful teaser for what I am sure will be a decent drama. Compare that teaser to the one for the 2009 period drama The Kingdom of the Winds (I picked KOTW because it was also a period drama which was not prefilmed thus only first few eps were used for a teaser):



KOTW is how you do the teaser, people. That one would make me watch a drama of which I previously was unaware. The Duo's teaser would make me want to skip the drama except for the fact that I've been avidly expecting it and also know it's not as off-looking as the teaser makes it seem.

And speaking of period dramas, [livejournal.com profile] ockoala convinced me to try out Seo Dong Yo by promising me some epic period romance but I looked up the number of eps and it's 55. Fifty-five!. That's longer than Chuno and Return of Iljimae combined! *weeps* I am going to brave it anyway, so we'll see how it goes. Have a MV:



I sort of feel like a Tamra/Hong Gil Dong/ROI/KOTW/Chuno rewatch (not at the same time, obviously). I crave me some period goodness! Anyone watch Kim Suro and is it good? (Keeping in mind my adoration for period stuff and love of Ji Sung?)

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