dangermousie: (Default)
Is it just me or does the preview for the final ep of Tsuki No Koibito hint that Rensuke finally realizes Maemi is in love with him and reciprocates?

If so, lololololololol worst writing ever! I have watched the first six eps and there was no hint he saw he in such a way at all.

LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME

I don't care if he ends up with Xiu Mei or not (I wouldn't be surprised if not, their lifestyles and goals are too incompatible) but if they were going to hook him up with Maemi, how about giving some slight teeny hint he cares in the least before last ep, instead of spending all the time on Ren/Xiumei.

Or I could be mistaken...

I hope I am, because OMG bad writing if so.
dangermousie: (Default)
Is it just me or does the preview for the final ep of Tsuki No Koibito hint that Rensuke finally realizes Maemi is in love with him and reciprocates?

If so, lololololololol worst writing ever! I have watched the first six eps and there was no hint he saw he in such a way at all.

LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME

I don't care if he ends up with Xiu Mei or not (I wouldn't be surprised if not, their lifestyles and goals are too incompatible) but if they were going to hook him up with Maemi, how about giving some slight teeny hint he cares in the least before last ep, instead of spending all the time on Ren/Xiumei.

Or I could be mistaken...

I hope I am, because OMG bad writing if so.
dangermousie: (Default)
Is it just me or does the preview for the final ep of Tsuki No Koibito hint that Rensuke finally realizes Maemi is in love with him and reciprocates?

If so, lololololololol worst writing ever! I have watched the first six eps and there was no hint he saw he in such a way at all.

LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME

I don't care if he ends up with Xiu Mei or not (I wouldn't be surprised if not, their lifestyles and goals are too incompatible) but if they were going to hook him up with Maemi, how about giving some slight teeny hint he cares in the least before last ep, instead of spending all the time on Ren/Xiumei.

Or I could be mistaken...

I hope I am, because OMG bad writing if so.
dangermousie: (Buffy: BA kiss by ohh_xx)
I finally caught up with all the subbed eps of Tsuki No Koibito. Mmmmmmmmmmmm.



I am not much of a jdrama fan but I really love this one (which actually may be a sign for jdrama lovers to stay away, who knows?).

Mainly because it's like every guilty-pleasure romance novel I devoured in high school and college, only brought to my screen and with the hotness of Kimura Takuya to help.

You all know the type of romance novel I am talking about - the hero is a ruthless, powerful icicle who gets melted by heroine who is plucky, poor, gorgeous and won't be pushed around. When I watch TnK I can almost feel the rustle of poor-quality paper those books were printed on. The business stuff interests me little, and the storyline with Maemi not at all, but the Ren/Xiu Mei romance - so much my thing it hurts.

I bring you evidence of romance-novelness behind the cut - caps galore )

In conclusion, if I see one more post bashing Lin Chen Ling, I am going to break something. She and Kimura have out-of-this-world chemistry and while she won't be winning an Oscar, she is doing an OK job, not much worse than the much vaunted Shinohara Ryoko who plays Maemi who I do not find interesting at all (and I think after fandom experience, I may unfortunately be put off her for life). I cannot stand mugging and overacting (see Gu Hye Sun in Boys Over Flowers, Park Shin Hye in You're Beautiful, etc) and LCL does not commit this sin. So lay off her, fangirls!
dangermousie: (Buffy: BA kiss by ohh_xx)
I finally caught up with all the subbed eps of Tsuki No Koibito. Mmmmmmmmmmmm.



I am not much of a jdrama fan but I really love this one (which actually may be a sign for jdrama lovers to stay away, who knows?).

Mainly because it's like every guilty-pleasure romance novel I devoured in high school and college, only brought to my screen and with the hotness of Kimura Takuya to help.

You all know the type of romance novel I am talking about - the hero is a ruthless, powerful icicle who gets melted by heroine who is plucky, poor, gorgeous and won't be pushed around. When I watch TnK I can almost feel the rustle of poor-quality paper those books were printed on. The business stuff interests me little, and the storyline with Maemi not at all, but the Ren/Xiu Mei romance - so much my thing it hurts.

I bring you evidence of romance-novelness behind the cut - caps galore )

In conclusion, if I see one more post bashing Lin Chen Ling, I am going to break something. She and Kimura have out-of-this-world chemistry and while she won't be winning an Oscar, she is doing an OK job, not much worse than the much vaunted Shinohara Ryoko who plays Maemi who I do not find interesting at all (and I think after fandom experience, I may unfortunately be put off her for life). I cannot stand mugging and overacting (see Gu Hye Sun in Boys Over Flowers, Park Shin Hye in You're Beautiful, etc) and LCL does not commit this sin. So lay off her, fangirls!
dangermousie: (Buffy: BA kiss by ohh_xx)
I finally caught up with all the subbed eps of Tsuki No Koibito. Mmmmmmmmmmmm.



I am not much of a jdrama fan but I really love this one (which actually may be a sign for jdrama lovers to stay away, who knows?).

Mainly because it's like every guilty-pleasure romance novel I devoured in high school and college, only brought to my screen and with the hotness of Kimura Takuya to help.

You all know the type of romance novel I am talking about - the hero is a ruthless, powerful icicle who gets melted by heroine who is plucky, poor, gorgeous and won't be pushed around. When I watch TnK I can almost feel the rustle of poor-quality paper those books were printed on. The business stuff interests me little, and the storyline with Maemi not at all, but the Ren/Xiu Mei romance - so much my thing it hurts.

I bring you evidence of romance-novelness behind the cut - caps galore )

In conclusion, if I see one more post bashing Lin Chen Ling, I am going to break something. She and Kimura have out-of-this-world chemistry and while she won't be winning an Oscar, she is doing an OK job, not much worse than the much vaunted Shinohara Ryoko who plays Maemi who I do not find interesting at all (and I think after fandom experience, I may unfortunately be put off her for life). I cannot stand mugging and overacting (see Gu Hye Sun in Boys Over Flowers, Park Shin Hye in You're Beautiful, etc) and LCL does not commit this sin. So lay off her, fangirls!
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
With ep 2 of Moon Lovers, it's official this is my favorite currently airing drama. It's so dark and twisted and delicious.



A few thoughts:

1. Ep 2 cements my rabidly shipping Rensuke and Xiu Mei. Mind you, I am not deluded enough to think they will have any happily ever after or are even capable of it. Theirs is not a healthy relationship in the least (I don't think Rensuke is capable of a genuine relationship with anyone, to start with). But the dirty!bad!hot!wrongness of it all just pings my buttons the way nothing had in a while. They are using each other and manipulating each other but they are also experiencing a genuine and irresistable sexual attraction to each other (in every scene of theirs, they look as if all they want is to rip off each other's clothes and just do it on the floor). It's such a twisted Cinderella tale, you know - a poor Chinese factory worker and a sophisticated and rich Japanese businessman. Only Cinderella is plotting revenge and Prince Charming pimps her out. My ideal scenario for Rensuke and Xiu Mei is for them to continue their twistedness and have a lot of manipulative make-outs and really hot hate-sex and then at the end Rensuke should be left broken. I don't really care what happens after that.

2. Kimura is so very amazing as Rensuke. I am not a total Kimura fangirl (I have never even felt like checking out Change or Mr Brain and I was bored by him (and the dramas as a whole) in Long Vacation and Love Generation). But when he is on (Pride, Karei-naru Ichizoku, Sora Kara, this), there is nobody to compare with him. If you think about it, Rensuke is a repulsive, repulsive human being - we have yet to see him do a single unselfish or decent or good thing. A single one! When his best action is feeling out of his skin uncomfortable watching a client paw Xiu Mei after he himself brought her there expressly to be pawed, we are not talking Mother Teresa. (Side note - yet another reason I am mad for Rensuke/Xiu Mei. It is only with her that his utter self-control cracks a little and he becomes somewhat human - when he breaks that cigarette watching her being pawed, for someone as controlled as Rensuke that is a huge huge thing). So yes, Rensuke could be an unbearable character to watch but in Kimura's hands he becomes, even if no less repellent, also fascinating - you just must watch more and find out what makes him tick. And there is even a hint of some potential for hope, some tiny glimmer of salvation and soul maybe. (Kimura is good at making unforgivable characters and making you hope for them. At least Rensuke isn't killing people for kicks the way his character in Sora Kara did, but even in Sora Kara you can't help but hope for him).

3. Maemi. She is a cool character but I continue to be rather indifferent to her. I think it's a combo of acting/character - I often have that problem with jdrama heroines (what they like in acting and character is often stuff that leaves me cold). What I am curious about however is that it's clear she harbors some sort of romantic feelings for Rensuke but I do not see why. The model girl is brainless so her continuing to be fixated on Rensuke even after he treats her like dirt does not surprise me - I don't think she's capable of reading a character at all. And Xiu Mei did not know what kind of man he was - she believed appearances - that he was a hard but just businessman concerned for his workers. Once she finds out the truth, she is not moony-eyed but full of vengeance (even if she still is sexually attracted to him - but you cannot control hormones). But Maemi? Maemi has known him for years - I can't see how she can continue to fancy him seeing the kind of man he is. Why???

4. It's pretty clear by now that Shota's character is out for some sort of revenge on Rensuke. I hope he gets it. I want Rensuke brought down grovelling in the gutter. I don't care who does it (though my preference is Xiu Mei) but it must be done!

And now, without much further ado, caps and more thoughts from ep 2 Enter here for sexy sexy dysfunction )
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
With ep 2 of Moon Lovers, it's official this is my favorite currently airing drama. It's so dark and twisted and delicious.



A few thoughts:

1. Ep 2 cements my rabidly shipping Rensuke and Xiu Mei. Mind you, I am not deluded enough to think they will have any happily ever after or are even capable of it. Theirs is not a healthy relationship in the least (I don't think Rensuke is capable of a genuine relationship with anyone, to start with). But the dirty!bad!hot!wrongness of it all just pings my buttons the way nothing had in a while. They are using each other and manipulating each other but they are also experiencing a genuine and irresistable sexual attraction to each other (in every scene of theirs, they look as if all they want is to rip off each other's clothes and just do it on the floor). It's such a twisted Cinderella tale, you know - a poor Chinese factory worker and a sophisticated and rich Japanese businessman. Only Cinderella is plotting revenge and Prince Charming pimps her out. My ideal scenario for Rensuke and Xiu Mei is for them to continue their twistedness and have a lot of manipulative make-outs and really hot hate-sex and then at the end Rensuke should be left broken. I don't really care what happens after that.

2. Kimura is so very amazing as Rensuke. I am not a total Kimura fangirl (I have never even felt like checking out Change or Mr Brain and I was bored by him (and the dramas as a whole) in Long Vacation and Love Generation). But when he is on (Pride, Karei-naru Ichizoku, Sora Kara, this), there is nobody to compare with him. If you think about it, Rensuke is a repulsive, repulsive human being - we have yet to see him do a single unselfish or decent or good thing. A single one! When his best action is feeling out of his skin uncomfortable watching a client paw Xiu Mei after he himself brought her there expressly to be pawed, we are not talking Mother Teresa. (Side note - yet another reason I am mad for Rensuke/Xiu Mei. It is only with her that his utter self-control cracks a little and he becomes somewhat human - when he breaks that cigarette watching her being pawed, for someone as controlled as Rensuke that is a huge huge thing). So yes, Rensuke could be an unbearable character to watch but in Kimura's hands he becomes, even if no less repellent, also fascinating - you just must watch more and find out what makes him tick. And there is even a hint of some potential for hope, some tiny glimmer of salvation and soul maybe. (Kimura is good at making unforgivable characters and making you hope for them. At least Rensuke isn't killing people for kicks the way his character in Sora Kara did, but even in Sora Kara you can't help but hope for him).

3. Maemi. She is a cool character but I continue to be rather indifferent to her. I think it's a combo of acting/character - I often have that problem with jdrama heroines (what they like in acting and character is often stuff that leaves me cold). What I am curious about however is that it's clear she harbors some sort of romantic feelings for Rensuke but I do not see why. The model girl is brainless so her continuing to be fixated on Rensuke even after he treats her like dirt does not surprise me - I don't think she's capable of reading a character at all. And Xiu Mei did not know what kind of man he was - she believed appearances - that he was a hard but just businessman concerned for his workers. Once she finds out the truth, she is not moony-eyed but full of vengeance (even if she still is sexually attracted to him - but you cannot control hormones). But Maemi? Maemi has known him for years - I can't see how she can continue to fancy him seeing the kind of man he is. Why???

4. It's pretty clear by now that Shota's character is out for some sort of revenge on Rensuke. I hope he gets it. I want Rensuke brought down grovelling in the gutter. I don't care who does it (though my preference is Xiu Mei) but it must be done!

And now, without much further ado, caps and more thoughts from ep 2 Enter here for sexy sexy dysfunction )
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
With ep 2 of Moon Lovers, it's official this is my favorite currently airing drama. It's so dark and twisted and delicious.



A few thoughts:

1. Ep 2 cements my rabidly shipping Rensuke and Xiu Mei. Mind you, I am not deluded enough to think they will have any happily ever after or are even capable of it. Theirs is not a healthy relationship in the least (I don't think Rensuke is capable of a genuine relationship with anyone, to start with). But the dirty!bad!hot!wrongness of it all just pings my buttons the way nothing had in a while. They are using each other and manipulating each other but they are also experiencing a genuine and irresistable sexual attraction to each other (in every scene of theirs, they look as if all they want is to rip off each other's clothes and just do it on the floor). It's such a twisted Cinderella tale, you know - a poor Chinese factory worker and a sophisticated and rich Japanese businessman. Only Cinderella is plotting revenge and Prince Charming pimps her out. My ideal scenario for Rensuke and Xiu Mei is for them to continue their twistedness and have a lot of manipulative make-outs and really hot hate-sex and then at the end Rensuke should be left broken. I don't really care what happens after that.

2. Kimura is so very amazing as Rensuke. I am not a total Kimura fangirl (I have never even felt like checking out Change or Mr Brain and I was bored by him (and the dramas as a whole) in Long Vacation and Love Generation). But when he is on (Pride, Karei-naru Ichizoku, Sora Kara, this), there is nobody to compare with him. If you think about it, Rensuke is a repulsive, repulsive human being - we have yet to see him do a single unselfish or decent or good thing. A single one! When his best action is feeling out of his skin uncomfortable watching a client paw Xiu Mei after he himself brought her there expressly to be pawed, we are not talking Mother Teresa. (Side note - yet another reason I am mad for Rensuke/Xiu Mei. It is only with her that his utter self-control cracks a little and he becomes somewhat human - when he breaks that cigarette watching her being pawed, for someone as controlled as Rensuke that is a huge huge thing). So yes, Rensuke could be an unbearable character to watch but in Kimura's hands he becomes, even if no less repellent, also fascinating - you just must watch more and find out what makes him tick. And there is even a hint of some potential for hope, some tiny glimmer of salvation and soul maybe. (Kimura is good at making unforgivable characters and making you hope for them. At least Rensuke isn't killing people for kicks the way his character in Sora Kara did, but even in Sora Kara you can't help but hope for him).

3. Maemi. She is a cool character but I continue to be rather indifferent to her. I think it's a combo of acting/character - I often have that problem with jdrama heroines (what they like in acting and character is often stuff that leaves me cold). What I am curious about however is that it's clear she harbors some sort of romantic feelings for Rensuke but I do not see why. The model girl is brainless so her continuing to be fixated on Rensuke even after he treats her like dirt does not surprise me - I don't think she's capable of reading a character at all. And Xiu Mei did not know what kind of man he was - she believed appearances - that he was a hard but just businessman concerned for his workers. Once she finds out the truth, she is not moony-eyed but full of vengeance (even if she still is sexually attracted to him - but you cannot control hormones). But Maemi? Maemi has known him for years - I can't see how she can continue to fancy him seeing the kind of man he is. Why???

4. It's pretty clear by now that Shota's character is out for some sort of revenge on Rensuke. I hope he gets it. I want Rensuke brought down grovelling in the gutter. I don't care who does it (though my preference is Xiu Mei) but it must be done!

And now, without much further ado, caps and more thoughts from ep 2 Enter here for sexy sexy dysfunction )
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
Ugh. I really should know better than read fan threads with a drama where ultimate shipping is uncertain - it's insanity. Unlike people on my flist who, whichever their shipper preferences, always come across as reasonable and making sense, insanity reigns on the boards.

I've been reading threads related to Tsuki No Koibito and am so irritated.

It is full of people bashing Striker Girl because they adore the famous actress who plays the Best Friend and so any threat to potential OTP of her and Kimura muuuuust beeee eliiiiminated.

This is giving me really bad flashbacks to East of Eden thread where people kept bashing poor Lee Yeon Hee and her character Grace and the potential for an OTP with her and EoE's hero because she was love rivals with Lee Da Hae who is a much more popular star. People kept insisting Hero and LDH were the OTP to end all OTPs even though they had barely any scenes and Grace had romantic scenes galore with the hero, and were very short and superior with those (like me, even though I was a lurker) who were going "but text! In canon he doesn't care about LDH, he loves Grace! He is willing to die for her! Repeatedly!" No, apparently the fact that LDH was the bigger star trumped all and I still remember the horrible bashing of Lee Yeon Hee's acting, her character's behavior, and the horribleness of the OTP (and its very existence despite the drama doing everything but tattooing 'soulmates' on Grace's and Hero's foreheads) simply because Lee Da Hae's fans could not comprehend that a drama would not have her as mostest desirable thing ever.

I am getting a very familiar bad vibe from TnK threads - Chinese actress cannot act, her character is horrible, the chemistry is nonexistent, only thing worth watching is Best Friend etc. I don't mind people genuinely thinking Chinese Girl sucks at acting or whatever but when it's a litany of complaints all rooted in the fact that Kimura isn't worshipping at Best Friend's feet? Ugh. So far there is more evidence of his being attracted to Chinese Girl than Best Friend (it's not as clear-cut as EoE) but I am fine with either - except now her crazy fangirls are driving me insane and I sort of wish he ends up with Chinese girl just to spite the nutty people.

In a way, for me this is worse than EoE. I am a big Lee Da Hae fan (just wasn't rooting for her character in EoE) but I am completely unfamiliar with the actress who plays Best Friend, so the ranting of her fangirls prejudices me even more. And at least the disappointed LDH fans had grounds for crying 'bait and switch' because prior to premiere EoE was advertised as a love triangle involving Lee Da Hae. But with TnK the love stuff is really really muddled to start with.

Of course, it doesn't help that here, as in EoE, the shipping that the 'big name actress' fans are pushing interests me not at all. All the ranting is making me contrary and ship Chinese girl even more.
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
Ugh. I really should know better than read fan threads with a drama where ultimate shipping is uncertain - it's insanity. Unlike people on my flist who, whichever their shipper preferences, always come across as reasonable and making sense, insanity reigns on the boards.

I've been reading threads related to Tsuki No Koibito and am so irritated.

It is full of people bashing Striker Girl because they adore the famous actress who plays the Best Friend and so any threat to potential OTP of her and Kimura muuuuust beeee eliiiiminated.

This is giving me really bad flashbacks to East of Eden thread where people kept bashing poor Lee Yeon Hee and her character Grace and the potential for an OTP with her and EoE's hero because she was love rivals with Lee Da Hae who is a much more popular star. People kept insisting Hero and LDH were the OTP to end all OTPs even though they had barely any scenes and Grace had romantic scenes galore with the hero, and were very short and superior with those (like me, even though I was a lurker) who were going "but text! In canon he doesn't care about LDH, he loves Grace! He is willing to die for her! Repeatedly!" No, apparently the fact that LDH was the bigger star trumped all and I still remember the horrible bashing of Lee Yeon Hee's acting, her character's behavior, and the horribleness of the OTP (and its very existence despite the drama doing everything but tattooing 'soulmates' on Grace's and Hero's foreheads) simply because Lee Da Hae's fans could not comprehend that a drama would not have her as mostest desirable thing ever.

I am getting a very familiar bad vibe from TnK threads - Chinese actress cannot act, her character is horrible, the chemistry is nonexistent, only thing worth watching is Best Friend etc. I don't mind people genuinely thinking Chinese Girl sucks at acting or whatever but when it's a litany of complaints all rooted in the fact that Kimura isn't worshipping at Best Friend's feet? Ugh. So far there is more evidence of his being attracted to Chinese Girl than Best Friend (it's not as clear-cut as EoE) but I am fine with either - except now her crazy fangirls are driving me insane and I sort of wish he ends up with Chinese girl just to spite the nutty people.

In a way, for me this is worse than EoE. I am a big Lee Da Hae fan (just wasn't rooting for her character in EoE) but I am completely unfamiliar with the actress who plays Best Friend, so the ranting of her fangirls prejudices me even more. And at least the disappointed LDH fans had grounds for crying 'bait and switch' because prior to premiere EoE was advertised as a love triangle involving Lee Da Hae. But with TnK the love stuff is really really muddled to start with.

Of course, it doesn't help that here, as in EoE, the shipping that the 'big name actress' fans are pushing interests me not at all. All the ranting is making me contrary and ship Chinese girl even more.
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
Ugh. I really should know better than read fan threads with a drama where ultimate shipping is uncertain - it's insanity. Unlike people on my flist who, whichever their shipper preferences, always come across as reasonable and making sense, insanity reigns on the boards.

I've been reading threads related to Tsuki No Koibito and am so irritated.

It is full of people bashing Striker Girl because they adore the famous actress who plays the Best Friend and so any threat to potential OTP of her and Kimura muuuuust beeee eliiiiminated.

This is giving me really bad flashbacks to East of Eden thread where people kept bashing poor Lee Yeon Hee and her character Grace and the potential for an OTP with her and EoE's hero because she was love rivals with Lee Da Hae who is a much more popular star. People kept insisting Hero and LDH were the OTP to end all OTPs even though they had barely any scenes and Grace had romantic scenes galore with the hero, and were very short and superior with those (like me, even though I was a lurker) who were going "but text! In canon he doesn't care about LDH, he loves Grace! He is willing to die for her! Repeatedly!" No, apparently the fact that LDH was the bigger star trumped all and I still remember the horrible bashing of Lee Yeon Hee's acting, her character's behavior, and the horribleness of the OTP (and its very existence despite the drama doing everything but tattooing 'soulmates' on Grace's and Hero's foreheads) simply because Lee Da Hae's fans could not comprehend that a drama would not have her as mostest desirable thing ever.

I am getting a very familiar bad vibe from TnK threads - Chinese actress cannot act, her character is horrible, the chemistry is nonexistent, only thing worth watching is Best Friend etc. I don't mind people genuinely thinking Chinese Girl sucks at acting or whatever but when it's a litany of complaints all rooted in the fact that Kimura isn't worshipping at Best Friend's feet? Ugh. So far there is more evidence of his being attracted to Chinese Girl than Best Friend (it's not as clear-cut as EoE) but I am fine with either - except now her crazy fangirls are driving me insane and I sort of wish he ends up with Chinese girl just to spite the nutty people.

In a way, for me this is worse than EoE. I am a big Lee Da Hae fan (just wasn't rooting for her character in EoE) but I am completely unfamiliar with the actress who plays Best Friend, so the ranting of her fangirls prejudices me even more. And at least the disappointed LDH fans had grounds for crying 'bait and switch' because prior to premiere EoE was advertised as a love triangle involving Lee Da Hae. But with TnK the love stuff is really really muddled to start with.

Of course, it doesn't help that here, as in EoE, the shipping that the 'big name actress' fans are pushing interests me not at all. All the ranting is making me contrary and ship Chinese girl even more.
dangermousie: (Lives of Others by alexandral)
Finished episode 1 of Tsuki No Koibito and it's official - I am Team Striker Girl all the way.

I have no interest in Kimura's pairing with the best friend whatsoever. I wouldn't be surprised or upset if they are the final endgame but my problem with them is the same as it is with e.g. the two prosecutors in Princess Prosecutor - they would be functional and very comfortable together and in real life it is probably the best choice - but in fiction, for me as a viewer, I find their dynamic about as interesting as dirt.

OTOH Kimura/Striker Girl? Whoa, Mama!




I am under no illusions that they would have a happy, functional, traditional relationship. He is not a good person and the main feeling between them seems to be a sudden odd connection combined with major major physical attraction. (Side note - what a welcome rarity it is to see a jdrama so open about carnal desire - every time Kimura looks at her, it's as if he is undressing her with his eyes and the air shimmers with tension between them).

But that is how I like my fictional couples - intensely passionate, dysfunctional, impossible.



I am sure the story will go for 'friends turned lovers, be with the one who knows you best' conclusion, and I am fine with that little as that interests me here (I only like those types of storylines if there is major angst and ridiculous sexual chemistry a la Worlds Within). But I do hope that realization will elude Kimura's character as long as possible so I can watch the story that interests me the most.




I do wonder if some of the intense shippy feelings towards the best friend come from love for the actress? I am not the world's biggest jdrama watcher so I don't think I've seen her in anything before so that draw is absolutely lacking there.
dangermousie: (Lives of Others by alexandral)
Finished episode 1 of Tsuki No Koibito and it's official - I am Team Striker Girl all the way.

I have no interest in Kimura's pairing with the best friend whatsoever. I wouldn't be surprised or upset if they are the final endgame but my problem with them is the same as it is with e.g. the two prosecutors in Princess Prosecutor - they would be functional and very comfortable together and in real life it is probably the best choice - but in fiction, for me as a viewer, I find their dynamic about as interesting as dirt.

OTOH Kimura/Striker Girl? Whoa, Mama!




I am under no illusions that they would have a happy, functional, traditional relationship. He is not a good person and the main feeling between them seems to be a sudden odd connection combined with major major physical attraction. (Side note - what a welcome rarity it is to see a jdrama so open about carnal desire - every time Kimura looks at her, it's as if he is undressing her with his eyes and the air shimmers with tension between them).

But that is how I like my fictional couples - intensely passionate, dysfunctional, impossible.



I am sure the story will go for 'friends turned lovers, be with the one who knows you best' conclusion, and I am fine with that little as that interests me here (I only like those types of storylines if there is major angst and ridiculous sexual chemistry a la Worlds Within). But I do hope that realization will elude Kimura's character as long as possible so I can watch the story that interests me the most.




I do wonder if some of the intense shippy feelings towards the best friend come from love for the actress? I am not the world's biggest jdrama watcher so I don't think I've seen her in anything before so that draw is absolutely lacking there.
dangermousie: (Lives of Others by alexandral)
Finished episode 1 of Tsuki No Koibito and it's official - I am Team Striker Girl all the way.

I have no interest in Kimura's pairing with the best friend whatsoever. I wouldn't be surprised or upset if they are the final endgame but my problem with them is the same as it is with e.g. the two prosecutors in Princess Prosecutor - they would be functional and very comfortable together and in real life it is probably the best choice - but in fiction, for me as a viewer, I find their dynamic about as interesting as dirt.

OTOH Kimura/Striker Girl? Whoa, Mama!




I am under no illusions that they would have a happy, functional, traditional relationship. He is not a good person and the main feeling between them seems to be a sudden odd connection combined with major major physical attraction. (Side note - what a welcome rarity it is to see a jdrama so open about carnal desire - every time Kimura looks at her, it's as if he is undressing her with his eyes and the air shimmers with tension between them).

But that is how I like my fictional couples - intensely passionate, dysfunctional, impossible.



I am sure the story will go for 'friends turned lovers, be with the one who knows you best' conclusion, and I am fine with that little as that interests me here (I only like those types of storylines if there is major angst and ridiculous sexual chemistry a la Worlds Within). But I do hope that realization will elude Kimura's character as long as possible so I can watch the story that interests me the most.




I do wonder if some of the intense shippy feelings towards the best friend come from love for the actress? I am not the world's biggest jdrama watcher so I don't think I've seen her in anything before so that draw is absolutely lacking there.
dangermousie: (Pride by scottishlass)
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

That whole scene was beyond frelling amazing but when it came to this:



I literally screamed and had to run around the room a couple of times to calm down (good thing nobody saw me).

OMG I SO FRELLING SHIP THEM LIKE INSANE MAD THING because that is what he says when she hits him and tells him she hates him and ahhhhhhhh.........

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, Best Friend. You are awesome and all but I ship Kimura with Striker Girl like there is no tomorrow. I am sure he will end up with Best Friend because she's a big star but I say - boooooo! I always go for messed-up and angsty over companionable BFFs!!!
dangermousie: (Pride by scottishlass)
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

That whole scene was beyond frelling amazing but when it came to this:



I literally screamed and had to run around the room a couple of times to calm down (good thing nobody saw me).

OMG I SO FRELLING SHIP THEM LIKE INSANE MAD THING because that is what he says when she hits him and tells him she hates him and ahhhhhhhh.........

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, Best Friend. You are awesome and all but I ship Kimura with Striker Girl like there is no tomorrow. I am sure he will end up with Best Friend because she's a big star but I say - boooooo! I always go for messed-up and angsty over companionable BFFs!!!
dangermousie: (Pride by scottishlass)
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

That whole scene was beyond frelling amazing but when it came to this:



I literally screamed and had to run around the room a couple of times to calm down (good thing nobody saw me).

OMG I SO FRELLING SHIP THEM LIKE INSANE MAD THING because that is what he says when she hits him and tells him she hates him and ahhhhhhhh.........

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, Best Friend. You are awesome and all but I ship Kimura with Striker Girl like there is no tomorrow. I am sure he will end up with Best Friend because she's a big star but I say - boooooo! I always go for messed-up and angsty over companionable BFFs!!!
dangermousie: (Default)
I am about 15 minutes into Kimura Takuya's Tsuki No Koibito and I really really love the drama. (I so rarely follow even one airing jdrama but this season I am following three).

One problem. Everyone is all in a shipping frenzy - will Kimura end up with his close friend or the awesome Chinese striker girl. But my problem is this - I loathe his character so very much. Kimura plays him well so it's no slight on his ability but the character himself is appalling. Those of you who watched twdrama Silence, he is sort of like Vic Zhou's character only with Vic you always got the sense of fragility and wonder and a dreamer crushed (and he had a horrible father making him do stuff) but here that is all absent - he is a capricious uncaring plutocrat, firing an employee, throwing a concept into disarray and making everyone work overtimr, or bulldozing a factory full of striking workers (not inside, he doesn't make worker jam :P) with about as much concern as I would exhibit upon changing shoes. UGH. I loathe him - he is an interesting person but a despicable human being. His friend may be cool:



But I would never want her with him.

Oh, and I adore the striker girl - she is my favorite character. She reminds me of heroine of Silence. I don't want her with him either though. Ugh.



I don't want him with anyone. He is toxic. I reserve the right to change my mind but for now - eeeeek!

ETA: I changed my mind. The first meeting with Striker Girl was too funny for words. I think I may have a ship after all. Oh YES.




ETA2: Screw it. I confess. All it takes is for him to do one of his patented intense looks and I am a goner. Kimura, what are you doing to my sense of morals? :)
dangermousie: (Default)
I am about 15 minutes into Kimura Takuya's Tsuki No Koibito and I really really love the drama. (I so rarely follow even one airing jdrama but this season I am following three).

One problem. Everyone is all in a shipping frenzy - will Kimura end up with his close friend or the awesome Chinese striker girl. But my problem is this - I loathe his character so very much. Kimura plays him well so it's no slight on his ability but the character himself is appalling. Those of you who watched twdrama Silence, he is sort of like Vic Zhou's character only with Vic you always got the sense of fragility and wonder and a dreamer crushed (and he had a horrible father making him do stuff) but here that is all absent - he is a capricious uncaring plutocrat, firing an employee, throwing a concept into disarray and making everyone work overtimr, or bulldozing a factory full of striking workers (not inside, he doesn't make worker jam :P) with about as much concern as I would exhibit upon changing shoes. UGH. I loathe him - he is an interesting person but a despicable human being. His friend may be cool:



But I would never want her with him.

Oh, and I adore the striker girl - she is my favorite character. She reminds me of heroine of Silence. I don't want her with him either though. Ugh.



I don't want him with anyone. He is toxic. I reserve the right to change my mind but for now - eeeeek!

ETA: I changed my mind. The first meeting with Striker Girl was too funny for words. I think I may have a ship after all. Oh YES.




ETA2: Screw it. I confess. All it takes is for him to do one of his patented intense looks and I am a goner. Kimura, what are you doing to my sense of morals? :)

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