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This is just a fun post of "Mousie has time" variety. Just for the heck of it, here is a side by side visual comparison/coordination of KO characters and their traditional Three Kingdoms counterparts (as portrayed in TK 2010).

Here here here to sate your curiousity )
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This is just a fun post of "Mousie has time" variety. Just for the heck of it, here is a side by side visual comparison/coordination of KO characters and their traditional Three Kingdoms counterparts (as portrayed in TK 2010).

Here here here to sate your curiousity )
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This is just a fun post of "Mousie has time" variety. Just for the heck of it, here is a side by side visual comparison/coordination of KO characters and their traditional Three Kingdoms counterparts (as portrayed in TK 2010).

Here here here to sate your curiousity )
dangermousie: (Gloria: close)
Am working through my drama backlog. Next up Gisaeng (where I am hugely behind) and 49 Days, but for now, I am up through ep 5 of CYHMH, which is all that has been subbed, and I crave more more more more. It's Gloria meets Baker King meets East of Eden meets Spring Waltz. In other words = I love.

Hwang Jung Eum seems to make a career of playing cheerful and indomitable girls with missing siblings who heal screwed up chaebol hotties with evil fathers and major issues through sheer tough and spirited awesomeness, warmth and common sense. Yes pls.



A few caps from ep 5 of CYHMH plus a MV )


I have also continued with my watch of Will It Snow For Christmas and this scene may be the single most romantic drama scene I've seen in years:



Scene here )

I am also continuing with Three Kingdoms. It is ridiculously pretty.



If it has a running theme, it's not struggles of power or battles - it's guys seemingly obsessed with sharing beds with other guys :)

See what I am talking about )
dangermousie: (Gloria: close)
Am working through my drama backlog. Next up Gisaeng (where I am hugely behind) and 49 Days, but for now, I am up through ep 5 of CYHMH, which is all that has been subbed, and I crave more more more more. It's Gloria meets Baker King meets East of Eden meets Spring Waltz. In other words = I love.

Hwang Jung Eum seems to make a career of playing cheerful and indomitable girls with missing siblings who heal screwed up chaebol hotties with evil fathers and major issues through sheer tough and spirited awesomeness, warmth and common sense. Yes pls.



A few caps from ep 5 of CYHMH plus a MV )


I have also continued with my watch of Will It Snow For Christmas and this scene may be the single most romantic drama scene I've seen in years:



Scene here )

I am also continuing with Three Kingdoms. It is ridiculously pretty.



If it has a running theme, it's not struggles of power or battles - it's guys seemingly obsessed with sharing beds with other guys :)

See what I am talking about )
dangermousie: (Gloria: close)
Am working through my drama backlog. Next up Gisaeng (where I am hugely behind) and 49 Days, but for now, I am up through ep 5 of CYHMH, which is all that has been subbed, and I crave more more more more. It's Gloria meets Baker King meets East of Eden meets Spring Waltz. In other words = I love.

Hwang Jung Eum seems to make a career of playing cheerful and indomitable girls with missing siblings who heal screwed up chaebol hotties with evil fathers and major issues through sheer tough and spirited awesomeness, warmth and common sense. Yes pls.



A few caps from ep 5 of CYHMH plus a MV )


I have also continued with my watch of Will It Snow For Christmas and this scene may be the single most romantic drama scene I've seen in years:



Scene here )

I am also continuing with Three Kingdoms. It is ridiculously pretty.



If it has a running theme, it's not struggles of power or battles - it's guys seemingly obsessed with sharing beds with other guys :)

See what I am talking about )
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So, my current drama watching list is as follows (I am only including dramas I am actively watching).

China:
Jade Palace Lock Heart
Three Kingdoms

Taiwan:
K.O. 3an Guo

Korea:
49 Days
Can You Hear My Heart
Crime Squad
New Tales of the Gisaeng

I think the list shall stay pretty much the same (though I am woefully behind on my kdramas) until the new batch of kdramas arrive in May. None of the upcoming twdrama/cdrama offerings interest me, and as to kdramas - I am going to check out Royal Family and Thorn Birds properly when they finish airing (I liked the first eps for both but they really are dramas better off watched in a marathon).

Oh, and I tried Manny.

No.

Just. No.

It's not a bad drama, but entirely not to my tastes.

1. The title. Manny. Unless you name is Manuel and you prefer diminutives, nobody should be referred to this way. I hate this word with a passion, the way I hate portmanteau words in general. What next, a drama called 'Absitively?"
2. I have a (reasonable or not) prejudice against male nannies. I'd never entrust my kid to one. (Not that I would be keen to entrust one to a female one, either).
3. I was till willing to give it a chance because I adore Suh Ji Suk, but then he came on my screen and I had to stifle a gasp. WTF? Did a labrador die on his head? Just no.

So yes, not for me.
dangermousie: (Default)
So, my current drama watching list is as follows (I am only including dramas I am actively watching).

China:
Jade Palace Lock Heart
Three Kingdoms

Taiwan:
K.O. 3an Guo

Korea:
49 Days
Can You Hear My Heart
Crime Squad
New Tales of the Gisaeng

I think the list shall stay pretty much the same (though I am woefully behind on my kdramas) until the new batch of kdramas arrive in May. None of the upcoming twdrama/cdrama offerings interest me, and as to kdramas - I am going to check out Royal Family and Thorn Birds properly when they finish airing (I liked the first eps for both but they really are dramas better off watched in a marathon).

Oh, and I tried Manny.

No.

Just. No.

It's not a bad drama, but entirely not to my tastes.

1. The title. Manny. Unless you name is Manuel and you prefer diminutives, nobody should be referred to this way. I hate this word with a passion, the way I hate portmanteau words in general. What next, a drama called 'Absitively?"
2. I have a (reasonable or not) prejudice against male nannies. I'd never entrust my kid to one. (Not that I would be keen to entrust one to a female one, either).
3. I was till willing to give it a chance because I adore Suh Ji Suk, but then he came on my screen and I had to stifle a gasp. WTF? Did a labrador die on his head? Just no.

So yes, not for me.
dangermousie: (Default)
So, my current drama watching list is as follows (I am only including dramas I am actively watching).

China:
Jade Palace Lock Heart
Three Kingdoms

Taiwan:
K.O. 3an Guo

Korea:
49 Days
Can You Hear My Heart
Crime Squad
New Tales of the Gisaeng

I think the list shall stay pretty much the same (though I am woefully behind on my kdramas) until the new batch of kdramas arrive in May. None of the upcoming twdrama/cdrama offerings interest me, and as to kdramas - I am going to check out Royal Family and Thorn Birds properly when they finish airing (I liked the first eps for both but they really are dramas better off watched in a marathon).

Oh, and I tried Manny.

No.

Just. No.

It's not a bad drama, but entirely not to my tastes.

1. The title. Manny. Unless you name is Manuel and you prefer diminutives, nobody should be referred to this way. I hate this word with a passion, the way I hate portmanteau words in general. What next, a drama called 'Absitively?"
2. I have a (reasonable or not) prejudice against male nannies. I'd never entrust my kid to one. (Not that I would be keen to entrust one to a female one, either).
3. I was till willing to give it a chance because I adore Suh Ji Suk, but then he came on my screen and I had to stifle a gasp. WTF? Did a labrador die on his head? Just no.

So yes, not for me.
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Remember this?

Well, ummm, is there such a thing as a couples' therapy? Because Diao Chan and Lu Bu both qualify.

Enter here to find out what I am talking about )

In not really related, but sorta, news, this is Three Kingdoms 2010 Xiao Qiao, the legendary beauty?



No offense to the actress but talk about unsuitable. I wouldn't demand they cast someone of Crystal Liu's beauty, but she has to be at least passably attractive. This woman is really really unattractive. Glaringly plain. And from what I've seen skimming ep 40, her vibe does not compensate in the least. WTF? All the other casting is so perfect.
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Still obsessed with K.O. 3an Guo, as you can tell. I think it's the combo of it appealing to my rather twisted sense of humor (usually dramas which are supposed to be funny do not work for me. But a lot of animes do and this is the most anime-like I've ever seen a drama so this may explain it) and me somehow actually liking many of the characters. Hopefully they won't be biting the dust at TK rates. If something bad happens to Guan Yu, we are going to have WORDS, drama!

Enter here for more insanity )
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This:





Versus this:





You know he's a bad boy because he's wearing a leather jacket :P

I can't pick!!!! Oh well, I'll alternaship and thus, unless Diao Chan gets eaten by a shark or something (anything is possible in this insane awesome drama), I'll be happy either way.

Five eps in, and my opinion is set in stone - if this made this into an anime, it would be the funniest, most self-aware shounen series ever :)
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Probably unsurprisingly, it's Guan Yu! I have a big weakness for awesome fighter + overly straightforward nd honorable + kinda simple.





Diao Chan, how can you not love him? I don't care if you are predestined to hook with Lu Bu! Booooo! Have a sexy fling with Lu Bu and then go with Guan Yu. Total loss of sanity on my part.

Now compare to Guan Yu in Three Kingdoms 2010.



Heeeee. Seriously, never getting old. Though, to be fair, I am crushing on this Guan Yu too. He's just that badass.

I am very sorry for not doing proper posts and not doing replies, but we are travelling so net time is limited. I promise to get to both asap.
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I can see that some of you can get into my LJ but I still can't, at least not to do replies. Apologies, I'll reply as soon as LJ fixes its glitches (so, 2014?)

Am on ep 2 of K.O. 3an Guo and am giggling my way through it. If you want a serious drama or are a Three Kingdoms purist, this will probably give you a coronary, but this is wicked hilarious and very self-aware.




So far, Xiu, the interdimensional traveller stuck pretending to be Liu Bei, is my favorite.

Enter here for hilariousness, meta, cool girls, and slash )

To be continued...
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OK, five minutes into K.O. 3an Guo and I think I am going to enjoy it hugely.

The best way to describe it is "Three Kingdoms meet Tenjou Tenge.

KO posits a very important question - what would happen if the legendary generals, politicians and beauties from the Chinese ancient classic Three Kingdoms, were somehow fighting-mad high-school kids with supernatural powers who battled via rival schools. I bet you didn't know you needed to have that in your life!

Here are Liu Bei (!!!!) and an unknown fellow hero, battling to save the world through their guitar riffs:



Is it a nuanced, well-written, and equisitely-acted masterpiece? No. If you want that, you should watch the 2010 adaptation of the classic itself. But it knows to poke fun at itself with its tongue lodged firmly in cheek, so I can forgive it a lot. I do think it would have been much better as an anime - the set-up would fit a shounen anime perfectly (see Tenjou Tenge comparison) and a lot of this drama's ticks and tricks are very anime-like - animations to show emotions, weird distortions, etc.

Some caps for your amusement )
dangermousie: (Chuno - love)
I spent this morning investigating the "Three Kingdoms heroes become high school kids" thing that is K.O. 3an Guo. Yes, there are subs! DoReMii is subbing it. They have, so far, done 27 eps out of 50-something. (It's a multi-season drama because even by sticking them in high school, you can't possibly cram the story in less eps).

I have the first two eps ready to go, but I am sort of terrified to start. So I've been browsing youtube. Things I discovered thus:

1. Liu Bei is hot. My world is ending. This cannot be.

2. Also, he has an OTP with Shang Xiang who, for some weird reason, looks like a boy. I suppose they wanted to balance hot Liu Bei with unattractive Shang Xiang?

Have a MV of them:



3. They fight using guitars!!!! Their guitars have fighting powers and when they play them, the force defeats others. It's sort of like Scott Pilgrim on crack. So, basically, they can be emo teens playing in a band AND save the world at the same time. Is the Battle of Red Cliff a giant concert? Please? The fight scenes in general feel me with hilarity and glee:



4. Instead of kingdoms, you have high schools. Okaaaay.

5. There are a LOT of Zhou Yu/Xiao Qiao shippers, if youtube vids are anything to go by. Sadly, that storyline doesn't start until second season. Too bad, because the shippy vids on youtube are cuuuuute and I am not sure if I'll survive it to the second season. My brain is leaking out of my ears just from clips of this drama. But the OTP is cute:



It's been driving me nuts where I've seen Zhou Yu's actor before but dramawiki is not helpful. Oh, and Xiao Qiao apparently gets it on with Zhu Yun at one point?

6. They are all from another dimension. I'd say.

7. The whole thing looks as if it was done for $10, catering included.

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