dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Not even the awesomeness of Hong Kong (OMG the BEST New Year fireworks ever!!!!) is going to stop fangirling.

1. Apparently no new eps of Pick the Stars this week. I don't mind as wouldn't be able to watch my pretty funny squishy precious anyway, but I feel bad for flisties who love it! Stole this pic from dramabeans (I was looking for spoilers and found this news instead :(). So adorable!



2. We flew Cathay Pacific to HK and they had a huge movie selection. I watched:

Resurrection of the Dragon - about some famous General from one Kingdom fighting armies of the other Kingdom blah blah. So deadly dull! It really had no character development and interactions and not much of plot either other than 'he fights this battle and then he fights that battle, and then he fights this one.' Dull dull dull.

It had to be you Two restaurant coworkers fight, bond over their unfaithful significant others, then fall in love. So-so. Ekin Cheng is always hot, Kareena Lam was pretty, and I liked little whimsical touches but ultimately I couldn't really get behind the heroine - she knows she is 'the other woman' for the guy she is in love with and even when he breaks up with his gf he starts dating others and not her. Yet she chases him for majority of the movie and tries to encourage her new best friend to go chasing after a girlfriend who constantly cheats on him. WTF? It doesn't help that the significant others, while good-looking, have no charm, complexity or anything else - they are selfish, awful people. And the leads are lovely people with great chemistry so you wonder why on earth the heroine is so blind to it for most of the film.

Sophie's Revenge - I really liked this cute off-beat romcom. Sophie (Zhang Ziyi) is a young woman ditched by her doctor fiance Jim (So Ji Sub) almost right at the altar for a sexy movie star Joanna (Fan Bing Bing). Sophie contrives an elaborate revenge plan to win Jim back so she can then tell him to bug off when he asks her back. In order to succeed she asks the help of Gordon (Peter Ho), a Taiwanese photographer she meets at a party and who she hears is Joanna's ex and thus might be game for a little revenge himself. It's charming - of course it's predictable (anyone who doesn't think Gordon and Sophie will fall in love has seen no movies in their life. Of course they will, though there is a twist or two on the way). But Zhang Ziyi is luminous - she makes a character that could have come across as shrill or wacky and makes her irresistable. When Gordon confesses his love to her, you totally get it. Fan Bing Bing is a huge favorite and her Joanna is a total delight to watch - over-the-top diva who is never quite a villain. This is the first time I've ever liked Peter Ho (his looks are still not my thing but Gordon = mmmmmmmm) and So Ji Sub is shirtless a lot in a pretty small but fun role as a man not quite good enough for either of his women. It also has amazingly creative, almost fantasy-like scenes throughout.

Good Morning President - my favorite of the bunch, this Korean tale of three successifve presidents is a total delight - funny, and understated, and touching and so pitch-perfect. GMP is three inter-connected vignettes - the first involving an elderly President near the end of his term who wins a lottery with hilarious results. The second involves a young President in the middle of his term, dealing with dual crises - a political one with North Korea and a more personal one with a bizarre young man who causes a security and publicity incident demanding he donate a kidney to the man's dying father. I have to say, this was my favorite because it finally introduced me to Jang Dong Gun (I saw him in The Promise years ago but I don't remember it well). And oooooh boy! In his crisp suits, severe hair, and with an air of a slightly detached, reserved intellectual, he's good enough to eat! Plus, I really liked the love story between him and Han Chae Young woven throughout the movie. I kept getting antsy whether they were going to hook up! (There is one scene where he first sees her again for the first time in years and she walks by and there is no talking or anything but his his face and guuuuh). The third story involves JDG's successor, the first female president and her not-ready-for-pr husband. It was my least fave because the husband annoyed me and also I was antsy for more glimpses of the past two Presidents (which I got, yay!) but it was well-done.

3. I also watched What's Up Fox on the plane. Ugh boring awful. Clearly a 30+ something career ladies dramas hooking up with younger men are not for me. The only character I liked was Chun Jung Myung. The rest I either disliked or was indifferent to. The leading couple had NO chemistry, the humor was stupid, and while I rarely hate a kdrama heroine, I really disliked this one - immature, selfish and bitchy. Go away. (I think my dislike was set in stone when she led CJM on that she was pregnant as some sort of a joke. Who the HELL does that?) I was actually rooting for the couple not to end up together. Secondary OTP was the creepiest thing in the Universe - a young model and a way older, controlling, freak of a guy who glommed onto her because she looked like his wife.

That is it :)

Oh, we have Abu Dhabi TV her. It has been entertaining :)
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Not even the awesomeness of Hong Kong (OMG the BEST New Year fireworks ever!!!!) is going to stop fangirling.

1. Apparently no new eps of Pick the Stars this week. I don't mind as wouldn't be able to watch my pretty funny squishy precious anyway, but I feel bad for flisties who love it! Stole this pic from dramabeans (I was looking for spoilers and found this news instead :(). So adorable!



2. We flew Cathay Pacific to HK and they had a huge movie selection. I watched:

Resurrection of the Dragon - about some famous General from one Kingdom fighting armies of the other Kingdom blah blah. So deadly dull! It really had no character development and interactions and not much of plot either other than 'he fights this battle and then he fights that battle, and then he fights this one.' Dull dull dull.

It had to be you Two restaurant coworkers fight, bond over their unfaithful significant others, then fall in love. So-so. Ekin Cheng is always hot, Kareena Lam was pretty, and I liked little whimsical touches but ultimately I couldn't really get behind the heroine - she knows she is 'the other woman' for the guy she is in love with and even when he breaks up with his gf he starts dating others and not her. Yet she chases him for majority of the movie and tries to encourage her new best friend to go chasing after a girlfriend who constantly cheats on him. WTF? It doesn't help that the significant others, while good-looking, have no charm, complexity or anything else - they are selfish, awful people. And the leads are lovely people with great chemistry so you wonder why on earth the heroine is so blind to it for most of the film.

Sophie's Revenge - I really liked this cute off-beat romcom. Sophie (Zhang Ziyi) is a young woman ditched by her doctor fiance Jim (So Ji Sub) almost right at the altar for a sexy movie star Joanna (Fan Bing Bing). Sophie contrives an elaborate revenge plan to win Jim back so she can then tell him to bug off when he asks her back. In order to succeed she asks the help of Gordon (Peter Ho), a Taiwanese photographer she meets at a party and who she hears is Joanna's ex and thus might be game for a little revenge himself. It's charming - of course it's predictable (anyone who doesn't think Gordon and Sophie will fall in love has seen no movies in their life. Of course they will, though there is a twist or two on the way). But Zhang Ziyi is luminous - she makes a character that could have come across as shrill or wacky and makes her irresistable. When Gordon confesses his love to her, you totally get it. Fan Bing Bing is a huge favorite and her Joanna is a total delight to watch - over-the-top diva who is never quite a villain. This is the first time I've ever liked Peter Ho (his looks are still not my thing but Gordon = mmmmmmmm) and So Ji Sub is shirtless a lot in a pretty small but fun role as a man not quite good enough for either of his women. It also has amazingly creative, almost fantasy-like scenes throughout.

Good Morning President - my favorite of the bunch, this Korean tale of three successifve presidents is a total delight - funny, and understated, and touching and so pitch-perfect. GMP is three inter-connected vignettes - the first involving an elderly President near the end of his term who wins a lottery with hilarious results. The second involves a young President in the middle of his term, dealing with dual crises - a political one with North Korea and a more personal one with a bizarre young man who causes a security and publicity incident demanding he donate a kidney to the man's dying father. I have to say, this was my favorite because it finally introduced me to Jang Dong Gun (I saw him in The Promise years ago but I don't remember it well). And oooooh boy! In his crisp suits, severe hair, and with an air of a slightly detached, reserved intellectual, he's good enough to eat! Plus, I really liked the love story between him and Han Chae Young woven throughout the movie. I kept getting antsy whether they were going to hook up! (There is one scene where he first sees her again for the first time in years and she walks by and there is no talking or anything but his his face and guuuuh). The third story involves JDG's successor, the first female president and her not-ready-for-pr husband. It was my least fave because the husband annoyed me and also I was antsy for more glimpses of the past two Presidents (which I got, yay!) but it was well-done.

3. I also watched What's Up Fox on the plane. Ugh boring awful. Clearly a 30+ something career ladies dramas hooking up with younger men are not for me. The only character I liked was Chun Jung Myung. The rest I either disliked or was indifferent to. The leading couple had NO chemistry, the humor was stupid, and while I rarely hate a kdrama heroine, I really disliked this one - immature, selfish and bitchy. Go away. (I think my dislike was set in stone when she led CJM on that she was pregnant as some sort of a joke. Who the HELL does that?) I was actually rooting for the couple not to end up together. Secondary OTP was the creepiest thing in the Universe - a young model and a way older, controlling, freak of a guy who glommed onto her because she looked like his wife.

That is it :)

Oh, we have Abu Dhabi TV her. It has been entertaining :)
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Not even the awesomeness of Hong Kong (OMG the BEST New Year fireworks ever!!!!) is going to stop fangirling.

1. Apparently no new eps of Pick the Stars this week. I don't mind as wouldn't be able to watch my pretty funny squishy precious anyway, but I feel bad for flisties who love it! Stole this pic from dramabeans (I was looking for spoilers and found this news instead :(). So adorable!



2. We flew Cathay Pacific to HK and they had a huge movie selection. I watched:

Resurrection of the Dragon - about some famous General from one Kingdom fighting armies of the other Kingdom blah blah. So deadly dull! It really had no character development and interactions and not much of plot either other than 'he fights this battle and then he fights that battle, and then he fights this one.' Dull dull dull.

It had to be you Two restaurant coworkers fight, bond over their unfaithful significant others, then fall in love. So-so. Ekin Cheng is always hot, Kareena Lam was pretty, and I liked little whimsical touches but ultimately I couldn't really get behind the heroine - she knows she is 'the other woman' for the guy she is in love with and even when he breaks up with his gf he starts dating others and not her. Yet she chases him for majority of the movie and tries to encourage her new best friend to go chasing after a girlfriend who constantly cheats on him. WTF? It doesn't help that the significant others, while good-looking, have no charm, complexity or anything else - they are selfish, awful people. And the leads are lovely people with great chemistry so you wonder why on earth the heroine is so blind to it for most of the film.

Sophie's Revenge - I really liked this cute off-beat romcom. Sophie (Zhang Ziyi) is a young woman ditched by her doctor fiance Jim (So Ji Sub) almost right at the altar for a sexy movie star Joanna (Fan Bing Bing). Sophie contrives an elaborate revenge plan to win Jim back so she can then tell him to bug off when he asks her back. In order to succeed she asks the help of Gordon (Peter Ho), a Taiwanese photographer she meets at a party and who she hears is Joanna's ex and thus might be game for a little revenge himself. It's charming - of course it's predictable (anyone who doesn't think Gordon and Sophie will fall in love has seen no movies in their life. Of course they will, though there is a twist or two on the way). But Zhang Ziyi is luminous - she makes a character that could have come across as shrill or wacky and makes her irresistable. When Gordon confesses his love to her, you totally get it. Fan Bing Bing is a huge favorite and her Joanna is a total delight to watch - over-the-top diva who is never quite a villain. This is the first time I've ever liked Peter Ho (his looks are still not my thing but Gordon = mmmmmmmm) and So Ji Sub is shirtless a lot in a pretty small but fun role as a man not quite good enough for either of his women. It also has amazingly creative, almost fantasy-like scenes throughout.

Good Morning President - my favorite of the bunch, this Korean tale of three successifve presidents is a total delight - funny, and understated, and touching and so pitch-perfect. GMP is three inter-connected vignettes - the first involving an elderly President near the end of his term who wins a lottery with hilarious results. The second involves a young President in the middle of his term, dealing with dual crises - a political one with North Korea and a more personal one with a bizarre young man who causes a security and publicity incident demanding he donate a kidney to the man's dying father. I have to say, this was my favorite because it finally introduced me to Jang Dong Gun (I saw him in The Promise years ago but I don't remember it well). And oooooh boy! In his crisp suits, severe hair, and with an air of a slightly detached, reserved intellectual, he's good enough to eat! Plus, I really liked the love story between him and Han Chae Young woven throughout the movie. I kept getting antsy whether they were going to hook up! (There is one scene where he first sees her again for the first time in years and she walks by and there is no talking or anything but his his face and guuuuh). The third story involves JDG's successor, the first female president and her not-ready-for-pr husband. It was my least fave because the husband annoyed me and also I was antsy for more glimpses of the past two Presidents (which I got, yay!) but it was well-done.

3. I also watched What's Up Fox on the plane. Ugh boring awful. Clearly a 30+ something career ladies dramas hooking up with younger men are not for me. The only character I liked was Chun Jung Myung. The rest I either disliked or was indifferent to. The leading couple had NO chemistry, the humor was stupid, and while I rarely hate a kdrama heroine, I really disliked this one - immature, selfish and bitchy. Go away. (I think my dislike was set in stone when she led CJM on that she was pregnant as some sort of a joke. Who the HELL does that?) I was actually rooting for the couple not to end up together. Secondary OTP was the creepiest thing in the Universe - a young model and a way older, controlling, freak of a guy who glommed onto her because she looked like his wife.

That is it :)

Oh, we have Abu Dhabi TV her. It has been entertaining :)
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Clearly a sign that I and Will it snow for Christmas? are meant to be, I had a long and involved dream in which somehow I and [livejournal.com profile] darkeyedwolf (whom I have never met and have no idea what she looks like :p) ended up as extras on the filming of Will it...

How bizarre! Dreaming of dramas and flisters - clearly my drama deprivation is beginning to affect my brain.

Oh, but how much can I not wait for that angsty yummy romantic dysfunctional tale! If you add in the stuff of the writer, director, and leading man together, the amount of past angsty messed-up romance (Bali, MiSa, Sangdo, Thank You, A Love to Kill, Piano, Green Rose, White Night) is most promising for the future.

Oh, and apparently Lee Junki's Hero is doing abysmally - ratings of less than 4percent. It is even lower than that of infamous Heading to the Ground which greedy MBC cut short so it could shove out Hero. Ahahahaha - karma! Every show they cut results in their next one doing worse. In your face!

I confess Hero sounds abysmal, and as IRIS is a powerhouse and, something tells me, Christmas is going to pull in higher ratings than the ok-but-nothing-to-write-home-about ratings of the just-ended Beautiful, poor Hero has no chance against either.

ETA: Before I left for Thanksgiving trip, I started What's up Fox and love love love.
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Clearly a sign that I and Will it snow for Christmas? are meant to be, I had a long and involved dream in which somehow I and [livejournal.com profile] darkeyedwolf (whom I have never met and have no idea what she looks like :p) ended up as extras on the filming of Will it...

How bizarre! Dreaming of dramas and flisters - clearly my drama deprivation is beginning to affect my brain.

Oh, but how much can I not wait for that angsty yummy romantic dysfunctional tale! If you add in the stuff of the writer, director, and leading man together, the amount of past angsty messed-up romance (Bali, MiSa, Sangdo, Thank You, A Love to Kill, Piano, Green Rose, White Night) is most promising for the future.

Oh, and apparently Lee Junki's Hero is doing abysmally - ratings of less than 4percent. It is even lower than that of infamous Heading to the Ground which greedy MBC cut short so it could shove out Hero. Ahahahaha - karma! Every show they cut results in their next one doing worse. In your face!

I confess Hero sounds abysmal, and as IRIS is a powerhouse and, something tells me, Christmas is going to pull in higher ratings than the ok-but-nothing-to-write-home-about ratings of the just-ended Beautiful, poor Hero has no chance against either.

ETA: Before I left for Thanksgiving trip, I started What's up Fox and love love love.
dangermousie: (ALTK by alexandral)
Clearly a sign that I and Will it snow for Christmas? are meant to be, I had a long and involved dream in which somehow I and [livejournal.com profile] darkeyedwolf (whom I have never met and have no idea what she looks like :p) ended up as extras on the filming of Will it...

How bizarre! Dreaming of dramas and flisters - clearly my drama deprivation is beginning to affect my brain.

Oh, but how much can I not wait for that angsty yummy romantic dysfunctional tale! If you add in the stuff of the writer, director, and leading man together, the amount of past angsty messed-up romance (Bali, MiSa, Sangdo, Thank You, A Love to Kill, Piano, Green Rose, White Night) is most promising for the future.

Oh, and apparently Lee Junki's Hero is doing abysmally - ratings of less than 4percent. It is even lower than that of infamous Heading to the Ground which greedy MBC cut short so it could shove out Hero. Ahahahaha - karma! Every show they cut results in their next one doing worse. In your face!

I confess Hero sounds abysmal, and as IRIS is a powerhouse and, something tells me, Christmas is going to pull in higher ratings than the ok-but-nothing-to-write-home-about ratings of the just-ended Beautiful, poor Hero has no chance against either.

ETA: Before I left for Thanksgiving trip, I started What's up Fox and love love love.

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