dangermousie: (Dr Who: snog closeup by likestarlight)
All of a sudden I really want to see the Taiwanese drama The Hospital:



Mmmmm. Jerry Yan (Domyouji in Taiwanese Hanadan).

In other news, I am sure all Bolly fanatics on my flist are aware, but SHARUKH KHAN IS GOING TO BE A PRESENTER AT GOLDEN GLOBES tomorrow. OH MY GOD.
dangermousie: (Dr Who: snog closeup by likestarlight)
All of a sudden I really want to see the Taiwanese drama The Hospital:



Mmmmm. Jerry Yan (Domyouji in Taiwanese Hanadan).

In other news, I am sure all Bolly fanatics on my flist are aware, but SHARUKH KHAN IS GOING TO BE A PRESENTER AT GOLDEN GLOBES tomorrow. OH MY GOD.
dangermousie: (Dr Who: snog closeup by likestarlight)
All of a sudden I really want to see the Taiwanese drama The Hospital:



Mmmmm. Jerry Yan (Domyouji in Taiwanese Hanadan).

In other news, I am sure all Bolly fanatics on my flist are aware, but SHARUKH KHAN IS GOING TO BE A PRESENTER AT GOLDEN GLOBES tomorrow. OH MY GOD.
dangermousie: (Silence Vic by scottishlass)
I am still working on replies to the replies to the friendslist love meme post (OK, that was convoluted :P)

How could anyone not like Why Why Love, the fluffy, delicious Taiwanese concoction? Seriously.

If you are yet not convinced, just check out this MV:



Seriously, I defy you to not die of the cute.

Also, what is with evil parents in dramaland? I sorta want to murder Mike He's character's father, only take out the 'sorta.' His two sons are in an accident (by being speed-racing demons, very mature :D) and he asks about his eldest's condition (the awesome Kingone) and when the girl who is telling him starts to tell him about the injuries of his youngest, his response? 'Him, I don't need to know.'

*stab*

But then generally I find myself mildly perplexed by dramaworld rules. :P I just gotten my hands on The Hospital, last year's Jerry Yan drama. Now, I know of Jerry Yan in three dramas: Meteor Garden (and the sequel), Love Scar (a short, three ep drama I haven't watched yet because I don't speak Chinese and there aren't subs) and now The Hospital.

In all three he plays a guy ditched by a girl, temporarily or not. OK, how does this work? He is 6'+ of pure gorgeousness. In realworld, he'd have to beat girls off with a stick, but in drama world he is apparently a girl-less wonder :D I know he looks good angsting, but come on :) The only reason he didn't get girl-angst in Meteor Rain was because it was pre-Shan Cai and he has 'property of Shan-Cai' tattooed on his forehead. Plus, they were busy giving him cute mute moppet angst.

In other news, Love Storm is being subbed.

I have just watched the first ep.

You have no idea how giddy it makes me.

It stars Vic Zhou, who is my favorite drama actor ever. I will basically watch a paint-peeling commercial if he is in it. Add Ken Chu (another F4 boy. *swoons for Xi Men* Though I guess they are called JVKV now. Ehhh, I prefer 'F4') and a fluffy romance with bits of angst and a happy ending? And kissing? I am set.

Don't misunderstand me, it's not a forgotten masterpiece. But it's a bit of silly, passing-the-time-pleasantly drama :)

Some vids )

And here are reasons to watch:

Reason 1: The LOLz. Seriously. Just look at this without your eyes bleeding. This is the heroine's bedroom :)



Most worthy reasons )

Oh, and because I don't like neglecting kdramas. I've decided Lee Jun Ki should star in every drama, because then subs come out super fast. There are subs for all of four eps of Time between Dog and Wolf already.

Check out what happens in ep 4:



Larger stills )
dangermousie: (Silence Vic by scottishlass)
I am still working on replies to the replies to the friendslist love meme post (OK, that was convoluted :P)

How could anyone not like Why Why Love, the fluffy, delicious Taiwanese concoction? Seriously.

If you are yet not convinced, just check out this MV:



Seriously, I defy you to not die of the cute.

Also, what is with evil parents in dramaland? I sorta want to murder Mike He's character's father, only take out the 'sorta.' His two sons are in an accident (by being speed-racing demons, very mature :D) and he asks about his eldest's condition (the awesome Kingone) and when the girl who is telling him starts to tell him about the injuries of his youngest, his response? 'Him, I don't need to know.'

*stab*

But then generally I find myself mildly perplexed by dramaworld rules. :P I just gotten my hands on The Hospital, last year's Jerry Yan drama. Now, I know of Jerry Yan in three dramas: Meteor Garden (and the sequel), Love Scar (a short, three ep drama I haven't watched yet because I don't speak Chinese and there aren't subs) and now The Hospital.

In all three he plays a guy ditched by a girl, temporarily or not. OK, how does this work? He is 6'+ of pure gorgeousness. In realworld, he'd have to beat girls off with a stick, but in drama world he is apparently a girl-less wonder :D I know he looks good angsting, but come on :) The only reason he didn't get girl-angst in Meteor Rain was because it was pre-Shan Cai and he has 'property of Shan-Cai' tattooed on his forehead. Plus, they were busy giving him cute mute moppet angst.

In other news, Love Storm is being subbed.

I have just watched the first ep.

You have no idea how giddy it makes me.

It stars Vic Zhou, who is my favorite drama actor ever. I will basically watch a paint-peeling commercial if he is in it. Add Ken Chu (another F4 boy. *swoons for Xi Men* Though I guess they are called JVKV now. Ehhh, I prefer 'F4') and a fluffy romance with bits of angst and a happy ending? And kissing? I am set.

Don't misunderstand me, it's not a forgotten masterpiece. But it's a bit of silly, passing-the-time-pleasantly drama :)

Some vids )

And here are reasons to watch:

Reason 1: The LOLz. Seriously. Just look at this without your eyes bleeding. This is the heroine's bedroom :)



Most worthy reasons )

Oh, and because I don't like neglecting kdramas. I've decided Lee Jun Ki should star in every drama, because then subs come out super fast. There are subs for all of four eps of Time between Dog and Wolf already.

Check out what happens in ep 4:



Larger stills )
dangermousie: (Silence Vic by scottishlass)
I am still working on replies to the replies to the friendslist love meme post (OK, that was convoluted :P)

How could anyone not like Why Why Love, the fluffy, delicious Taiwanese concoction? Seriously.

If you are yet not convinced, just check out this MV:



Seriously, I defy you to not die of the cute.

Also, what is with evil parents in dramaland? I sorta want to murder Mike He's character's father, only take out the 'sorta.' His two sons are in an accident (by being speed-racing demons, very mature :D) and he asks about his eldest's condition (the awesome Kingone) and when the girl who is telling him starts to tell him about the injuries of his youngest, his response? 'Him, I don't need to know.'

*stab*

But then generally I find myself mildly perplexed by dramaworld rules. :P I just gotten my hands on The Hospital, last year's Jerry Yan drama. Now, I know of Jerry Yan in three dramas: Meteor Garden (and the sequel), Love Scar (a short, three ep drama I haven't watched yet because I don't speak Chinese and there aren't subs) and now The Hospital.

In all three he plays a guy ditched by a girl, temporarily or not. OK, how does this work? He is 6'+ of pure gorgeousness. In realworld, he'd have to beat girls off with a stick, but in drama world he is apparently a girl-less wonder :D I know he looks good angsting, but come on :) The only reason he didn't get girl-angst in Meteor Rain was because it was pre-Shan Cai and he has 'property of Shan-Cai' tattooed on his forehead. Plus, they were busy giving him cute mute moppet angst.

In other news, Love Storm is being subbed.

I have just watched the first ep.

You have no idea how giddy it makes me.

It stars Vic Zhou, who is my favorite drama actor ever. I will basically watch a paint-peeling commercial if he is in it. Add Ken Chu (another F4 boy. *swoons for Xi Men* Though I guess they are called JVKV now. Ehhh, I prefer 'F4') and a fluffy romance with bits of angst and a happy ending? And kissing? I am set.

Don't misunderstand me, it's not a forgotten masterpiece. But it's a bit of silly, passing-the-time-pleasantly drama :)

Some vids )

And here are reasons to watch:

Reason 1: The LOLz. Seriously. Just look at this without your eyes bleeding. This is the heroine's bedroom :)



Most worthy reasons )

Oh, and because I don't like neglecting kdramas. I've decided Lee Jun Ki should star in every drama, because then subs come out super fast. There are subs for all of four eps of Time between Dog and Wolf already.

Check out what happens in ep 4:



Larger stills )
dangermousie: (Full House: huggleglomp)
I've gone from user to pusher to dealer. I've started uploading Silence at [livejournal.com profile] jdramas. What next? I see myself handing out leaflets exerting virtues of doramas on street corners.

Speaking of doramas, does anyone have any inkling how likely it is that Jerry Yan's new dorama The Hospital (or White Towers or whatever its name is in English) will get subbed? I really want to watch it and don't really mind watching it unsubbed, but I'd muster more motivation if I knew it would get subbed or alternately not get my hopes up and just watch interesting to me bits. Basically, I'd go in with a different 'tude. In case you are wondering what I am blabbing about, here is a youtube link to the trailer with English subs behind this cut )

It looks angsty and hot and I watched the credits and there is a hell of a lot of making out, so I am in. Plus, Jerry Yan is VERY fanciable.

Also, for future reference. Egg custard? Wonderful. Eel, shrimp, and fishcake? Also great. Combining the two into soup? A good diet plan. I am still faintly horrified, days after. Memo to self: be more careful what you order in restaurants. If it looks like a bad idea, it probably is.
dangermousie: (Full House: huggleglomp)
I've gone from user to pusher to dealer. I've started uploading Silence at [livejournal.com profile] jdramas. What next? I see myself handing out leaflets exerting virtues of doramas on street corners.

Speaking of doramas, does anyone have any inkling how likely it is that Jerry Yan's new dorama The Hospital (or White Towers or whatever its name is in English) will get subbed? I really want to watch it and don't really mind watching it unsubbed, but I'd muster more motivation if I knew it would get subbed or alternately not get my hopes up and just watch interesting to me bits. Basically, I'd go in with a different 'tude. In case you are wondering what I am blabbing about, here is a youtube link to the trailer with English subs behind this cut )

It looks angsty and hot and I watched the credits and there is a hell of a lot of making out, so I am in. Plus, Jerry Yan is VERY fanciable.

Also, for future reference. Egg custard? Wonderful. Eel, shrimp, and fishcake? Also great. Combining the two into soup? A good diet plan. I am still faintly horrified, days after. Memo to self: be more careful what you order in restaurants. If it looks like a bad idea, it probably is.
dangermousie: (Full House: huggleglomp)
I've gone from user to pusher to dealer. I've started uploading Silence at [livejournal.com profile] jdramas. What next? I see myself handing out leaflets exerting virtues of doramas on street corners.

Speaking of doramas, does anyone have any inkling how likely it is that Jerry Yan's new dorama The Hospital (or White Towers or whatever its name is in English) will get subbed? I really want to watch it and don't really mind watching it unsubbed, but I'd muster more motivation if I knew it would get subbed or alternately not get my hopes up and just watch interesting to me bits. Basically, I'd go in with a different 'tude. In case you are wondering what I am blabbing about, here is a youtube link to the trailer with English subs behind this cut )

It looks angsty and hot and I watched the credits and there is a hell of a lot of making out, so I am in. Plus, Jerry Yan is VERY fanciable.

Also, for future reference. Egg custard? Wonderful. Eel, shrimp, and fishcake? Also great. Combining the two into soup? A good diet plan. I am still faintly horrified, days after. Memo to self: be more careful what you order in restaurants. If it looks like a bad idea, it probably is.
dangermousie: (Mars LA by starseed4)
Oh my. this is like Grey's Anatomy. On crack. Glorious, angst-filled crack. For those who don't like clicking on links without knowing what it is, this is an English-subbed trailer for an upcoming Taiwanese drama. Yeah, typing in 'Jerry Yan' into youtube search engine in a post Meteor Garden haze will bring up amazing things. And yum, he angsts so prettily. Women keep breaking his heart in these things, no? In fact, I understand it's a TV drama so suspension of disbelief is required, but the whole 'the girl ditched him' thing he seems to have got going is sort of straining it for me. I mean, the guy is bloody hot. I normally prefer blue eyed blondes and even I find him sex on a stick. So the whole 'hurt in love' puppy thing he has going? Unless there is a huge case of severe blindness in Asia I am not aware of? Unlikely.

What interesting lives TV doctors live. All that passion and angst and melodrama. Best Friend, who is a surgery resident currently, really must be lying to me when she tells me she has no news for me as all she does is work horrendous shifts and then gets home to crash. Yeah.

In other news, I have started on the second volume of Hana Kimi. First off, so much cuteness. I adore Sano who, if I were rather younger (and he wasn't fictional), I'd drag off to bed pronto. How someone manages to be both so grumpy and so sweet is a mystery. I am also completely enamoured of the whole 'she likes him but can't tell him because he can't know she's a girl and he likes her but can't tell her because he can't let her know he knows she's a girl' thing.

But you know what HK is making me think of, in more general terms? How fluid gender identity appears in manga and anime. Granted, I've seen it used in Western lit (from Twelfth Night to Heyer's Masqueraders) and it's often used in the anime/manga context the same way it was used in those Western stories, aka to bring women into a mileau they would normally be excluded from, but the prevalence strikes me as interesting. It's also interesting because it's almost as if it's het slash. In HK eg, one of the chracters is having a minor sexual orientation crisis because he is attracted to the heroine without knowing she's a girl (a time honored trope) and everyone assumes Sano has the hots for his new male roommate. But it's not really, because of course it's a girl.

Thoughts on gender identity )
dangermousie: (Mars LA by starseed4)
Oh my. this is like Grey's Anatomy. On crack. Glorious, angst-filled crack. For those who don't like clicking on links without knowing what it is, this is an English-subbed trailer for an upcoming Taiwanese drama. Yeah, typing in 'Jerry Yan' into youtube search engine in a post Meteor Garden haze will bring up amazing things. And yum, he angsts so prettily. Women keep breaking his heart in these things, no? In fact, I understand it's a TV drama so suspension of disbelief is required, but the whole 'the girl ditched him' thing he seems to have got going is sort of straining it for me. I mean, the guy is bloody hot. I normally prefer blue eyed blondes and even I find him sex on a stick. So the whole 'hurt in love' puppy thing he has going? Unless there is a huge case of severe blindness in Asia I am not aware of? Unlikely.

What interesting lives TV doctors live. All that passion and angst and melodrama. Best Friend, who is a surgery resident currently, really must be lying to me when she tells me she has no news for me as all she does is work horrendous shifts and then gets home to crash. Yeah.

In other news, I have started on the second volume of Hana Kimi. First off, so much cuteness. I adore Sano who, if I were rather younger (and he wasn't fictional), I'd drag off to bed pronto. How someone manages to be both so grumpy and so sweet is a mystery. I am also completely enamoured of the whole 'she likes him but can't tell him because he can't know she's a girl and he likes her but can't tell her because he can't let her know he knows she's a girl' thing.

But you know what HK is making me think of, in more general terms? How fluid gender identity appears in manga and anime. Granted, I've seen it used in Western lit (from Twelfth Night to Heyer's Masqueraders) and it's often used in the anime/manga context the same way it was used in those Western stories, aka to bring women into a mileau they would normally be excluded from, but the prevalence strikes me as interesting. It's also interesting because it's almost as if it's het slash. In HK eg, one of the chracters is having a minor sexual orientation crisis because he is attracted to the heroine without knowing she's a girl (a time honored trope) and everyone assumes Sano has the hots for his new male roommate. But it's not really, because of course it's a girl.

Thoughts on gender identity )
dangermousie: (Mars LA by starseed4)
Oh my. this is like Grey's Anatomy. On crack. Glorious, angst-filled crack. For those who don't like clicking on links without knowing what it is, this is an English-subbed trailer for an upcoming Taiwanese drama. Yeah, typing in 'Jerry Yan' into youtube search engine in a post Meteor Garden haze will bring up amazing things. And yum, he angsts so prettily. Women keep breaking his heart in these things, no? In fact, I understand it's a TV drama so suspension of disbelief is required, but the whole 'the girl ditched him' thing he seems to have got going is sort of straining it for me. I mean, the guy is bloody hot. I normally prefer blue eyed blondes and even I find him sex on a stick. So the whole 'hurt in love' puppy thing he has going? Unless there is a huge case of severe blindness in Asia I am not aware of? Unlikely.

What interesting lives TV doctors live. All that passion and angst and melodrama. Best Friend, who is a surgery resident currently, really must be lying to me when she tells me she has no news for me as all she does is work horrendous shifts and then gets home to crash. Yeah.

In other news, I have started on the second volume of Hana Kimi. First off, so much cuteness. I adore Sano who, if I were rather younger (and he wasn't fictional), I'd drag off to bed pronto. How someone manages to be both so grumpy and so sweet is a mystery. I am also completely enamoured of the whole 'she likes him but can't tell him because he can't know she's a girl and he likes her but can't tell her because he can't let her know he knows she's a girl' thing.

But you know what HK is making me think of, in more general terms? How fluid gender identity appears in manga and anime. Granted, I've seen it used in Western lit (from Twelfth Night to Heyer's Masqueraders) and it's often used in the anime/manga context the same way it was used in those Western stories, aka to bring women into a mileau they would normally be excluded from, but the prevalence strikes me as interesting. It's also interesting because it's almost as if it's het slash. In HK eg, one of the chracters is having a minor sexual orientation crisis because he is attracted to the heroine without knowing she's a girl (a time honored trope) and everyone assumes Sano has the hots for his new male roommate. But it's not really, because of course it's a girl.

Thoughts on gender identity )

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