dangermousie: (KOTW: SIG fight by meganbmoore)


Yes, China is making yet another version of the famous Butterfly Lovers story, which is...well, let's think Romeo & Juliet with swords and cross-dressing. The bare bones of the plot are such: our heroine cross-dresses as a man, in order to experience the ability to learn and the freedom which she could not have as a woman. While studying, she became best friends and fell in mutual love with a fellow (male) scholar but marriages are arranged, not picked by the children...

Here is a MV which looks like a pretty good trailer:



The cast is Charlene Choi (as the heroine), Wu Chun (as her OTP), and Hu Ge (as the other man, chosen by her parents). I am v.v. excited. It looks gorgeously filmed, plus I am a total sucker for period movies, especially if they have tragic love. Wu Chun is no next Tony Leung but he is insanely pretty, and the same is true for both Charlene Choi and Hu Ge.

So bring it on!

In completely unrelated bit of news, I spent an hour or so at B&N yesterday, browsing, and ended up with a whole bunch of Alexandre Dumas books which have either only recently been discovered or have been out of print for a long time. Yes! Right now, I am reading Knight of Maison Rouge, set in 1793. I confess to being amused by the hero, who is heroic, attractive, and loyal, and also as dumb as a box of bricks.
dangermousie: (KOTW: SIG fight by meganbmoore)


Yes, China is making yet another version of the famous Butterfly Lovers story, which is...well, let's think Romeo & Juliet with swords and cross-dressing. The bare bones of the plot are such: our heroine cross-dresses as a man, in order to experience the ability to learn and the freedom which she could not have as a woman. While studying, she became best friends and fell in mutual love with a fellow (male) scholar but marriages are arranged, not picked by the children...

Here is a MV which looks like a pretty good trailer:



The cast is Charlene Choi (as the heroine), Wu Chun (as her OTP), and Hu Ge (as the other man, chosen by her parents). I am v.v. excited. It looks gorgeously filmed, plus I am a total sucker for period movies, especially if they have tragic love. Wu Chun is no next Tony Leung but he is insanely pretty, and the same is true for both Charlene Choi and Hu Ge.

So bring it on!

In completely unrelated bit of news, I spent an hour or so at B&N yesterday, browsing, and ended up with a whole bunch of Alexandre Dumas books which have either only recently been discovered or have been out of print for a long time. Yes! Right now, I am reading Knight of Maison Rouge, set in 1793. I confess to being amused by the hero, who is heroic, attractive, and loyal, and also as dumb as a box of bricks.
dangermousie: (KOTW: SIG fight by meganbmoore)


Yes, China is making yet another version of the famous Butterfly Lovers story, which is...well, let's think Romeo & Juliet with swords and cross-dressing. The bare bones of the plot are such: our heroine cross-dresses as a man, in order to experience the ability to learn and the freedom which she could not have as a woman. While studying, she became best friends and fell in mutual love with a fellow (male) scholar but marriages are arranged, not picked by the children...

Here is a MV which looks like a pretty good trailer:



The cast is Charlene Choi (as the heroine), Wu Chun (as her OTP), and Hu Ge (as the other man, chosen by her parents). I am v.v. excited. It looks gorgeously filmed, plus I am a total sucker for period movies, especially if they have tragic love. Wu Chun is no next Tony Leung but he is insanely pretty, and the same is true for both Charlene Choi and Hu Ge.

So bring it on!

In completely unrelated bit of news, I spent an hour or so at B&N yesterday, browsing, and ended up with a whole bunch of Alexandre Dumas books which have either only recently been discovered or have been out of print for a long time. Yes! Right now, I am reading Knight of Maison Rouge, set in 1793. I confess to being amused by the hero, who is heroic, attractive, and loyal, and also as dumb as a box of bricks.
dangermousie: (Full House: HEA)
Opening credits start in a swirl of color, and the images morph from a gorgeous woman in red running, with a long train of her dress behind her, to rows and rows of scholars, to swords, to stolen, startled hugs and almost kisses, to smiles and a couple spinning and then to a gorgeous guy clutching a pendant in despair. Ther are colors, and period costumes, and beautiful views, and the OTP that owns me even from the credits.

I am gone. This is this year's adaptation of Butterfly Lovers, a famous Chinese Romeo-and-Juliet type story.

When the story proper starts, it's a wedding. The groom, good-looking in a stolid way, is brought in, in front of the crowd. Everything is good-humor and party atmosphere, but it intercuts to the women's quarters where something entirely else is going on. And slowly word comes around. 'The bride cannot be found.' Finally the figure in red, veiled, is located but she runs and runs. It looks like a surreal fairytale as the crowd closes in on her in a circle. No way out. But the veil...is off. And's the groom's younger sister.

To the groom's patient 'I know you like to play, but where is my bride' the girl responds. 'Liang Yu does not want to be married to you.' And the screen fades in and then out to the girl, in red, desperately racing a carriage into the woods. Who is pursued by the household.

The girl driving the carriage? The heroine of the story, the sister of the disappointed groom, the girl who is helping her friend (and her never-to-be sister in law) escape to the man she loves. Which is successful, due to the heroine's quick thinking.

Hiding from her family's wrath, she runs into a small wayside temple and there...she literally bumps into the hero of the story, a little shy and unworldly but utterly sweet and adorable scholar, who has taken shelter there from the rain.

He cannot see her face, because of the veil, but he hides her and they talk and bicker a little and laugh and it's just awesome and adorable and squishable and just...seriously. OMG. If they were any more adorable, I'd probably die ;)

When morning comes, she returns home, throwing her bridal veil to him as a parting gift. But she is running out and is some distance away so he doesn't see her face. Which is just as well, as according to the synopsis, she is going to dress as a boy and study as a scholar in the same place he does, later.

I am hooked. I meant just to check if the download worked and here I am, 25 minutes later, completely hooked.

Heck, I am contemplating liveblogging.

Here is a cute MV of the drama:



First three eps are subbed and the links are on soompi and d-addicts and it's a subbing in progress drama. If you don't need subs, user 17share has (I think) all the eps unsubbed.
dangermousie: (Full House: HEA)
Opening credits start in a swirl of color, and the images morph from a gorgeous woman in red running, with a long train of her dress behind her, to rows and rows of scholars, to swords, to stolen, startled hugs and almost kisses, to smiles and a couple spinning and then to a gorgeous guy clutching a pendant in despair. Ther are colors, and period costumes, and beautiful views, and the OTP that owns me even from the credits.

I am gone. This is this year's adaptation of Butterfly Lovers, a famous Chinese Romeo-and-Juliet type story.

When the story proper starts, it's a wedding. The groom, good-looking in a stolid way, is brought in, in front of the crowd. Everything is good-humor and party atmosphere, but it intercuts to the women's quarters where something entirely else is going on. And slowly word comes around. 'The bride cannot be found.' Finally the figure in red, veiled, is located but she runs and runs. It looks like a surreal fairytale as the crowd closes in on her in a circle. No way out. But the veil...is off. And's the groom's younger sister.

To the groom's patient 'I know you like to play, but where is my bride' the girl responds. 'Liang Yu does not want to be married to you.' And the screen fades in and then out to the girl, in red, desperately racing a carriage into the woods. Who is pursued by the household.

The girl driving the carriage? The heroine of the story, the sister of the disappointed groom, the girl who is helping her friend (and her never-to-be sister in law) escape to the man she loves. Which is successful, due to the heroine's quick thinking.

Hiding from her family's wrath, she runs into a small wayside temple and there...she literally bumps into the hero of the story, a little shy and unworldly but utterly sweet and adorable scholar, who has taken shelter there from the rain.

He cannot see her face, because of the veil, but he hides her and they talk and bicker a little and laugh and it's just awesome and adorable and squishable and just...seriously. OMG. If they were any more adorable, I'd probably die ;)

When morning comes, she returns home, throwing her bridal veil to him as a parting gift. But she is running out and is some distance away so he doesn't see her face. Which is just as well, as according to the synopsis, she is going to dress as a boy and study as a scholar in the same place he does, later.

I am hooked. I meant just to check if the download worked and here I am, 25 minutes later, completely hooked.

Heck, I am contemplating liveblogging.

Here is a cute MV of the drama:



First three eps are subbed and the links are on soompi and d-addicts and it's a subbing in progress drama. If you don't need subs, user 17share has (I think) all the eps unsubbed.
dangermousie: (Full House: HEA)
Opening credits start in a swirl of color, and the images morph from a gorgeous woman in red running, with a long train of her dress behind her, to rows and rows of scholars, to swords, to stolen, startled hugs and almost kisses, to smiles and a couple spinning and then to a gorgeous guy clutching a pendant in despair. Ther are colors, and period costumes, and beautiful views, and the OTP that owns me even from the credits.

I am gone. This is this year's adaptation of Butterfly Lovers, a famous Chinese Romeo-and-Juliet type story.

When the story proper starts, it's a wedding. The groom, good-looking in a stolid way, is brought in, in front of the crowd. Everything is good-humor and party atmosphere, but it intercuts to the women's quarters where something entirely else is going on. And slowly word comes around. 'The bride cannot be found.' Finally the figure in red, veiled, is located but she runs and runs. It looks like a surreal fairytale as the crowd closes in on her in a circle. No way out. But the veil...is off. And's the groom's younger sister.

To the groom's patient 'I know you like to play, but where is my bride' the girl responds. 'Liang Yu does not want to be married to you.' And the screen fades in and then out to the girl, in red, desperately racing a carriage into the woods. Who is pursued by the household.

The girl driving the carriage? The heroine of the story, the sister of the disappointed groom, the girl who is helping her friend (and her never-to-be sister in law) escape to the man she loves. Which is successful, due to the heroine's quick thinking.

Hiding from her family's wrath, she runs into a small wayside temple and there...she literally bumps into the hero of the story, a little shy and unworldly but utterly sweet and adorable scholar, who has taken shelter there from the rain.

He cannot see her face, because of the veil, but he hides her and they talk and bicker a little and laugh and it's just awesome and adorable and squishable and just...seriously. OMG. If they were any more adorable, I'd probably die ;)

When morning comes, she returns home, throwing her bridal veil to him as a parting gift. But she is running out and is some distance away so he doesn't see her face. Which is just as well, as according to the synopsis, she is going to dress as a boy and study as a scholar in the same place he does, later.

I am hooked. I meant just to check if the download worked and here I am, 25 minutes later, completely hooked.

Heck, I am contemplating liveblogging.

Here is a cute MV of the drama:



First three eps are subbed and the links are on soompi and d-addicts and it's a subbing in progress drama. If you don't need subs, user 17share has (I think) all the eps unsubbed.
dangermousie: (LC 2 by autumn_yaar)
First off, OMG OMG OMG!

Legend of Butterfly Lovers, a 41 ep Chinese drama that just aired, is actually getting subbed.



And subs for first three eps are out in its soompi thread!

I am so watching! How can you go wrong with star-crossed doomed love, a period setting, cool costumes, cross-dressing (girl as boy) etc etc.

OMG.

More coherent synopsis (from soompi): A beautiful girl disguises herself as a man and lives under one roof with a young male scholar for three years without revealing her true identity. They become "sworn brothers," soul mates and lovers. In a world in which marriage is determined by social status and arranged by parents, what is their inescapable Romeo-and-Juliet-type of fate?

Larger pic behund cut )


Btw, [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore, did you know that they are fliming Gentle Crackdown 2? (I haven’t seen the first one, but I think you really liked it).

Currently I am through episode 12 of Green Rose and yeah, it’s as good as ever. I really like the twisty (and not dumb) plotting of trying to clear Go Soo’s name. He was hot as a sweet, upright worker. He was hotter as a messed up, tortured and desperate woobie. But as the clever, determined nemesis? That’s definitely for the win in the hotness stakes.

But yeah, I love the fact that he has this awesome ragtag team of helpers: the goofy guy from China for sneakiness, his impassive bodyguard for efficiency and also sneakiness, the secretary girl for the femme fatale touch and his best friend to help break into places :) Plus the honest awesome lawyer investigator on the periphery.

Brief OTP comments )

In other news, Hello Miss! is adorable. And so is Lee Ji Hoon. But I don’t like the ‘other guy,’ the womanizer cousin. He is too casually mean.
dangermousie: (LC 2 by autumn_yaar)
First off, OMG OMG OMG!

Legend of Butterfly Lovers, a 41 ep Chinese drama that just aired, is actually getting subbed.



And subs for first three eps are out in its soompi thread!

I am so watching! How can you go wrong with star-crossed doomed love, a period setting, cool costumes, cross-dressing (girl as boy) etc etc.

OMG.

More coherent synopsis (from soompi): A beautiful girl disguises herself as a man and lives under one roof with a young male scholar for three years without revealing her true identity. They become "sworn brothers," soul mates and lovers. In a world in which marriage is determined by social status and arranged by parents, what is their inescapable Romeo-and-Juliet-type of fate?

Larger pic behund cut )


Btw, [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore, did you know that they are fliming Gentle Crackdown 2? (I haven’t seen the first one, but I think you really liked it).

Currently I am through episode 12 of Green Rose and yeah, it’s as good as ever. I really like the twisty (and not dumb) plotting of trying to clear Go Soo’s name. He was hot as a sweet, upright worker. He was hotter as a messed up, tortured and desperate woobie. But as the clever, determined nemesis? That’s definitely for the win in the hotness stakes.

But yeah, I love the fact that he has this awesome ragtag team of helpers: the goofy guy from China for sneakiness, his impassive bodyguard for efficiency and also sneakiness, the secretary girl for the femme fatale touch and his best friend to help break into places :) Plus the honest awesome lawyer investigator on the periphery.

Brief OTP comments )

In other news, Hello Miss! is adorable. And so is Lee Ji Hoon. But I don’t like the ‘other guy,’ the womanizer cousin. He is too casually mean.
dangermousie: (LC 2 by autumn_yaar)
First off, OMG OMG OMG!

Legend of Butterfly Lovers, a 41 ep Chinese drama that just aired, is actually getting subbed.



And subs for first three eps are out in its soompi thread!

I am so watching! How can you go wrong with star-crossed doomed love, a period setting, cool costumes, cross-dressing (girl as boy) etc etc.

OMG.

More coherent synopsis (from soompi): A beautiful girl disguises herself as a man and lives under one roof with a young male scholar for three years without revealing her true identity. They become "sworn brothers," soul mates and lovers. In a world in which marriage is determined by social status and arranged by parents, what is their inescapable Romeo-and-Juliet-type of fate?

Larger pic behund cut )


Btw, [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore, did you know that they are fliming Gentle Crackdown 2? (I haven’t seen the first one, but I think you really liked it).

Currently I am through episode 12 of Green Rose and yeah, it’s as good as ever. I really like the twisty (and not dumb) plotting of trying to clear Go Soo’s name. He was hot as a sweet, upright worker. He was hotter as a messed up, tortured and desperate woobie. But as the clever, determined nemesis? That’s definitely for the win in the hotness stakes.

But yeah, I love the fact that he has this awesome ragtag team of helpers: the goofy guy from China for sneakiness, his impassive bodyguard for efficiency and also sneakiness, the secretary girl for the femme fatale touch and his best friend to help break into places :) Plus the honest awesome lawyer investigator on the periphery.

Brief OTP comments )

In other news, Hello Miss! is adorable. And so is Lee Ji Hoon. But I don’t like the ‘other guy,’ the womanizer cousin. He is too casually mean.

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