dangermousie: (Chuno - bride)


Sorry, Worlds Within, you lasted a long time but you have been replaced. The Myth it is.

Am in process of dling all the raws and next week I will get all the subs and then I will start learning to time and code so as to make them into softsubs.

P.S. This scene was freaking awesome!




dangermousie: (Chuno - bride)


Sorry, Worlds Within, you lasted a long time but you have been replaced. The Myth it is.

Am in process of dling all the raws and next week I will get all the subs and then I will start learning to time and code so as to make them into softsubs.

P.S. This scene was freaking awesome!




dangermousie: (Chuno - bride)


Sorry, Worlds Within, you lasted a long time but you have been replaced. The Myth it is.

Am in process of dling all the raws and next week I will get all the subs and then I will start learning to time and code so as to make them into softsubs.

P.S. This scene was freaking awesome!




dangermousie: (Worlds Within by vierran45)


Worlds Within is my favorite drama in the world. It tells the love story of two directors for a fictional TV station which could be deadly dull but is not. The story has everything - love and loss, families and the way they tie us down (some good, some not), friendships, joy of work, some incredible emotional highs and lows. There are three separate OTPs, each wonderful in its own way. It's a lyrical, swoonily romantic, oddly real drama

Please join me in a group watch! (Note of warning - it starts off a little confusingly and slowly, perhaps, but gets perfect by about ep 3).

Behind the cut are character profiles (written by me) and a non-spoilery picspam. Do check it out.

Profiles and picspam )

Have a shippy MV:

dangermousie: (Worlds Within by vierran45)


Worlds Within is my favorite drama in the world. It tells the love story of two directors for a fictional TV station which could be deadly dull but is not. The story has everything - love and loss, families and the way they tie us down (some good, some not), friendships, joy of work, some incredible emotional highs and lows. There are three separate OTPs, each wonderful in its own way. It's a lyrical, swoonily romantic, oddly real drama

Please join me in a group watch! (Note of warning - it starts off a little confusingly and slowly, perhaps, but gets perfect by about ep 3).

Behind the cut are character profiles (written by me) and a non-spoilery picspam. Do check it out.

Profiles and picspam )

Have a shippy MV:

dangermousie: (Worlds Within by vierran45)


Worlds Within is my favorite drama in the world. It tells the love story of two directors for a fictional TV station which could be deadly dull but is not. The story has everything - love and loss, families and the way they tie us down (some good, some not), friendships, joy of work, some incredible emotional highs and lows. There are three separate OTPs, each wonderful in its own way. It's a lyrical, swoonily romantic, oddly real drama

Please join me in a group watch! (Note of warning - it starts off a little confusingly and slowly, perhaps, but gets perfect by about ep 3).

Behind the cut are character profiles (written by me) and a non-spoilery picspam. Do check it out.

Profiles and picspam )

Have a shippy MV:

dangermousie: (Worlds Within by vierran45)
Worlds Within is still my favorite drama from any country, and actually *gasp* my favorite bit of television from anywhere, period. I feel a rewatch coming on. I think I love it so because this is the closest I have ever seen a drama or a show come to depicting people like the people I know or can identify with. I am binging this weekend.

Shipyy MV:



MV with kissing:



WW was a drama with a small but rabid fanbase - many people didn't care for it, but those who did went rabid and I am one of them.

If there was one drama I could take on a desert island this would be it. It's a drama I am irrational about. If you don't like it, I just know I won't ever truly trust your taste again because on some basic level our tastes are not compatible.
dangermousie: (Worlds Within by vierran45)
Worlds Within is still my favorite drama from any country, and actually *gasp* my favorite bit of television from anywhere, period. I feel a rewatch coming on. I think I love it so because this is the closest I have ever seen a drama or a show come to depicting people like the people I know or can identify with. I am binging this weekend.

Shipyy MV:



MV with kissing:



WW was a drama with a small but rabid fanbase - many people didn't care for it, but those who did went rabid and I am one of them.

If there was one drama I could take on a desert island this would be it. It's a drama I am irrational about. If you don't like it, I just know I won't ever truly trust your taste again because on some basic level our tastes are not compatible.
dangermousie: (Worlds Within by vierran45)
Worlds Within is still my favorite drama from any country, and actually *gasp* my favorite bit of television from anywhere, period. I feel a rewatch coming on. I think I love it so because this is the closest I have ever seen a drama or a show come to depicting people like the people I know or can identify with. I am binging this weekend.

Shipyy MV:



MV with kissing:



WW was a drama with a small but rabid fanbase - many people didn't care for it, but those who did went rabid and I am one of them.

If there was one drama I could take on a desert island this would be it. It's a drama I am irrational about. If you don't like it, I just know I won't ever truly trust your taste again because on some basic level our tastes are not compatible.
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
This is my OTP for Take Care of the Lady:



Cheeky hardworking butler (r) and a human rights lawyer who's given up his rich family to pursue his cause (l).

OK, I am kidding. Sort of.

The thing is, I am not big on our heroine, Hae Na, at all. I have no patience for poor little rich girl or boy who treats people like dirt while thinking that they are owed everything because of their unearned money and wallowing in undeserved emo while being waited on hand and foot. I start thinking longingly of French Revolution and guillotines.

Now, a hardworking rich person, like Lee Byung Hun's character in Beautiful Days, I am fine with. Otherwise, the spoiled rich brat better have some genuine cause for lashing out like Jae Min from Bali - I would not want to be a member of his horrific family for any money and Bali never shies away from the fact that despite being angsty and magnetic, Jae-Min is not a loveable cuddly thing only needing a love of a good woman to fix him, but a total mess.

Hae Na reminds me of Domyouji in all his incarnations and I loathed early Domyouji with every fibre of my being. To be honest, she is even worse - Domyouji was younger and was around one of the worst mother figures ever. Hae Na is close to a decade older than Domyouji and seems to be a product of a nice enough family. She has no excuse! Her grandfather is warm and loving and treats her well, her staff jumps to her every whim, she is healthy - wtf is her problem! Boo-hoo, some relationship 6 years ago did not work out. Since when is that a legitimate excuse to treat people like dirt? (There is no hint that her ex was abusive or similar and she has some sort of PTSD).

I adored Sung Yuri's heroine in Snow Queen even when she was a horrifying bitch because there was good reason for her behavior - a deeply dysfunctional family, suicide of a loved older brother, and knowledge that she is bound to die in her 20s due to a health condition. Yeah, that makes for some lashing out. Someone like Shin from Goong might have been no picnic as a significant other but he performed all his myriad duties in a proper manner while Hae Na does absolutely nothing, spounging off her grandfather, refusing to work. Charming! Contrast her her with Anna from Fantasy Couple - Anna was a nightmare but competent and at least her being awful to the hero had some rational basis at the start.

She is not utterly self-absorbed and is capable of gratitude (the way she behaved with Dong Chan when she countermanded his dismissal after he covered for her as she asked) - she is capable of improvement. But she has a long way to go before she becomes worthy of being anyone's girlfriend.

I think her being in tears after realizing Tae Yoon wasn't her first love but someone who looked a bit like him was supposed to humanize her but I was left rolling my eyes at the fact that her wealth insulated her from anything - she caused such a scene chasing after him and then was free to sit and emote while someone else, in this case Dong Chan, was left cleaning up her mess - pacifying the owner of the horse she took, getting her car etc etc. What a contrast with something like Worlds Within where heartbreak or not, Song Hye Kyo's character still had to go to work and do her best, without even time to finish her conversation with the man who was dumping her. Or something like Thank You where, whatever else went on in her life, Gong Hyo Jin had to work in the fields, take care of her daughter and her senile grandfather, and deal with it all. Awww, Hae Na, poor little rich girl, see me weep! Whatever other flaws I am easy on in my characters (iciness, jerkiness, dysfunction, whatever), I cannot stand people who are simply spoiled.

The reason I am enjoying this drama and do not hate Hae Na is, in part, because she does have potential as a character to develop, and in part because Yoon Eun Hye is, as always, gorgeous, charismatic and a good actress, making Hae Na a real person with hidden little-girl warmth, as opposed to a nasty rich witch she could easily come across in someone else's hands.

In other news, I am very very eager about upcoming Angel's Temptation. The plot? The heroine's family is killed and her family is ruined so she decides to punish those responsible. (Now, see, Hae Na? That's a woman with a legitimate reason to be pissed!) However, instead of doing the sensible thing and hiring a hitman or maybe using a pipe bomb on their house, she...that's right...seduces and marries the son of her enemy. The logic? Is brilliant.

I adore revenge plots and this sounds so deliciously OTT ridiculous, I cannot wait. All the more so as the male lead is the scrumptious Bae Soo Bin, who you all might remember as the gorgeous Jun Se oppa from Brilliant Legacy. Mmmmmmmm. MMMMMM.
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
This is my OTP for Take Care of the Lady:



Cheeky hardworking butler (r) and a human rights lawyer who's given up his rich family to pursue his cause (l).

OK, I am kidding. Sort of.

The thing is, I am not big on our heroine, Hae Na, at all. I have no patience for poor little rich girl or boy who treats people like dirt while thinking that they are owed everything because of their unearned money and wallowing in undeserved emo while being waited on hand and foot. I start thinking longingly of French Revolution and guillotines.

Now, a hardworking rich person, like Lee Byung Hun's character in Beautiful Days, I am fine with. Otherwise, the spoiled rich brat better have some genuine cause for lashing out like Jae Min from Bali - I would not want to be a member of his horrific family for any money and Bali never shies away from the fact that despite being angsty and magnetic, Jae-Min is not a loveable cuddly thing only needing a love of a good woman to fix him, but a total mess.

Hae Na reminds me of Domyouji in all his incarnations and I loathed early Domyouji with every fibre of my being. To be honest, she is even worse - Domyouji was younger and was around one of the worst mother figures ever. Hae Na is close to a decade older than Domyouji and seems to be a product of a nice enough family. She has no excuse! Her grandfather is warm and loving and treats her well, her staff jumps to her every whim, she is healthy - wtf is her problem! Boo-hoo, some relationship 6 years ago did not work out. Since when is that a legitimate excuse to treat people like dirt? (There is no hint that her ex was abusive or similar and she has some sort of PTSD).

I adored Sung Yuri's heroine in Snow Queen even when she was a horrifying bitch because there was good reason for her behavior - a deeply dysfunctional family, suicide of a loved older brother, and knowledge that she is bound to die in her 20s due to a health condition. Yeah, that makes for some lashing out. Someone like Shin from Goong might have been no picnic as a significant other but he performed all his myriad duties in a proper manner while Hae Na does absolutely nothing, spounging off her grandfather, refusing to work. Charming! Contrast her her with Anna from Fantasy Couple - Anna was a nightmare but competent and at least her being awful to the hero had some rational basis at the start.

She is not utterly self-absorbed and is capable of gratitude (the way she behaved with Dong Chan when she countermanded his dismissal after he covered for her as she asked) - she is capable of improvement. But she has a long way to go before she becomes worthy of being anyone's girlfriend.

I think her being in tears after realizing Tae Yoon wasn't her first love but someone who looked a bit like him was supposed to humanize her but I was left rolling my eyes at the fact that her wealth insulated her from anything - she caused such a scene chasing after him and then was free to sit and emote while someone else, in this case Dong Chan, was left cleaning up her mess - pacifying the owner of the horse she took, getting her car etc etc. What a contrast with something like Worlds Within where heartbreak or not, Song Hye Kyo's character still had to go to work and do her best, without even time to finish her conversation with the man who was dumping her. Or something like Thank You where, whatever else went on in her life, Gong Hyo Jin had to work in the fields, take care of her daughter and her senile grandfather, and deal with it all. Awww, Hae Na, poor little rich girl, see me weep! Whatever other flaws I am easy on in my characters (iciness, jerkiness, dysfunction, whatever), I cannot stand people who are simply spoiled.

The reason I am enjoying this drama and do not hate Hae Na is, in part, because she does have potential as a character to develop, and in part because Yoon Eun Hye is, as always, gorgeous, charismatic and a good actress, making Hae Na a real person with hidden little-girl warmth, as opposed to a nasty rich witch she could easily come across in someone else's hands.

In other news, I am very very eager about upcoming Angel's Temptation. The plot? The heroine's family is killed and her family is ruined so she decides to punish those responsible. (Now, see, Hae Na? That's a woman with a legitimate reason to be pissed!) However, instead of doing the sensible thing and hiring a hitman or maybe using a pipe bomb on their house, she...that's right...seduces and marries the son of her enemy. The logic? Is brilliant.

I adore revenge plots and this sounds so deliciously OTT ridiculous, I cannot wait. All the more so as the male lead is the scrumptious Bae Soo Bin, who you all might remember as the gorgeous Jun Se oppa from Brilliant Legacy. Mmmmmmmm. MMMMMM.
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
This is my OTP for Take Care of the Lady:



Cheeky hardworking butler (r) and a human rights lawyer who's given up his rich family to pursue his cause (l).

OK, I am kidding. Sort of.

The thing is, I am not big on our heroine, Hae Na, at all. I have no patience for poor little rich girl or boy who treats people like dirt while thinking that they are owed everything because of their unearned money and wallowing in undeserved emo while being waited on hand and foot. I start thinking longingly of French Revolution and guillotines.

Now, a hardworking rich person, like Lee Byung Hun's character in Beautiful Days, I am fine with. Otherwise, the spoiled rich brat better have some genuine cause for lashing out like Jae Min from Bali - I would not want to be a member of his horrific family for any money and Bali never shies away from the fact that despite being angsty and magnetic, Jae-Min is not a loveable cuddly thing only needing a love of a good woman to fix him, but a total mess.

Hae Na reminds me of Domyouji in all his incarnations and I loathed early Domyouji with every fibre of my being. To be honest, she is even worse - Domyouji was younger and was around one of the worst mother figures ever. Hae Na is close to a decade older than Domyouji and seems to be a product of a nice enough family. She has no excuse! Her grandfather is warm and loving and treats her well, her staff jumps to her every whim, she is healthy - wtf is her problem! Boo-hoo, some relationship 6 years ago did not work out. Since when is that a legitimate excuse to treat people like dirt? (There is no hint that her ex was abusive or similar and she has some sort of PTSD).

I adored Sung Yuri's heroine in Snow Queen even when she was a horrifying bitch because there was good reason for her behavior - a deeply dysfunctional family, suicide of a loved older brother, and knowledge that she is bound to die in her 20s due to a health condition. Yeah, that makes for some lashing out. Someone like Shin from Goong might have been no picnic as a significant other but he performed all his myriad duties in a proper manner while Hae Na does absolutely nothing, spounging off her grandfather, refusing to work. Charming! Contrast her her with Anna from Fantasy Couple - Anna was a nightmare but competent and at least her being awful to the hero had some rational basis at the start.

She is not utterly self-absorbed and is capable of gratitude (the way she behaved with Dong Chan when she countermanded his dismissal after he covered for her as she asked) - she is capable of improvement. But she has a long way to go before she becomes worthy of being anyone's girlfriend.

I think her being in tears after realizing Tae Yoon wasn't her first love but someone who looked a bit like him was supposed to humanize her but I was left rolling my eyes at the fact that her wealth insulated her from anything - she caused such a scene chasing after him and then was free to sit and emote while someone else, in this case Dong Chan, was left cleaning up her mess - pacifying the owner of the horse she took, getting her car etc etc. What a contrast with something like Worlds Within where heartbreak or not, Song Hye Kyo's character still had to go to work and do her best, without even time to finish her conversation with the man who was dumping her. Or something like Thank You where, whatever else went on in her life, Gong Hyo Jin had to work in the fields, take care of her daughter and her senile grandfather, and deal with it all. Awww, Hae Na, poor little rich girl, see me weep! Whatever other flaws I am easy on in my characters (iciness, jerkiness, dysfunction, whatever), I cannot stand people who are simply spoiled.

The reason I am enjoying this drama and do not hate Hae Na is, in part, because she does have potential as a character to develop, and in part because Yoon Eun Hye is, as always, gorgeous, charismatic and a good actress, making Hae Na a real person with hidden little-girl warmth, as opposed to a nasty rich witch she could easily come across in someone else's hands.

In other news, I am very very eager about upcoming Angel's Temptation. The plot? The heroine's family is killed and her family is ruined so she decides to punish those responsible. (Now, see, Hae Na? That's a woman with a legitimate reason to be pissed!) However, instead of doing the sensible thing and hiring a hitman or maybe using a pipe bomb on their house, she...that's right...seduces and marries the son of her enemy. The logic? Is brilliant.

I adore revenge plots and this sounds so deliciously OTT ridiculous, I cannot wait. All the more so as the male lead is the scrumptious Bae Soo Bin, who you all might remember as the gorgeous Jun Se oppa from Brilliant Legacy. Mmmmmmmm. MMMMMM.
dangermousie: (Worlds Within by vierran45)


Instead of doing various productive things with my time because I woke up a good hour before I had to, I decided to use up the freak occurrence by, what else, rewatching bits of Worlds Within. This obsession must stop :D

Being a generous soul, I have decided to share some of the resulting screencaps. It's their first night together and it starts out a teeny bit awkward ('do I offer him clothes to change into?' 'how do I start' etc) but as soon as there is physical contact it moves into pure hot very soon.

I am sure I could have capped even more open-mouth action but there are only so many times I can rewatch Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo make out in a loop and claim it's for research without losing my last shred of dignity :D I want to see MOAR!!!

Have fun. They certainly are )

*brb hyperventilating*
dangermousie: (Worlds Within by vierran45)


Instead of doing various productive things with my time because I woke up a good hour before I had to, I decided to use up the freak occurrence by, what else, rewatching bits of Worlds Within. This obsession must stop :D

Being a generous soul, I have decided to share some of the resulting screencaps. It's their first night together and it starts out a teeny bit awkward ('do I offer him clothes to change into?' 'how do I start' etc) but as soon as there is physical contact it moves into pure hot very soon.

I am sure I could have capped even more open-mouth action but there are only so many times I can rewatch Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo make out in a loop and claim it's for research without losing my last shred of dignity :D I want to see MOAR!!!

Have fun. They certainly are )

*brb hyperventilating*
dangermousie: (Worlds Within by vierran45)


Instead of doing various productive things with my time because I woke up a good hour before I had to, I decided to use up the freak occurrence by, what else, rewatching bits of Worlds Within. This obsession must stop :D

Being a generous soul, I have decided to share some of the resulting screencaps. It's their first night together and it starts out a teeny bit awkward ('do I offer him clothes to change into?' 'how do I start' etc) but as soon as there is physical contact it moves into pure hot very soon.

I am sure I could have capped even more open-mouth action but there are only so many times I can rewatch Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo make out in a loop and claim it's for research without losing my last shred of dignity :D I want to see MOAR!!!

Have fun. They certainly are )

*brb hyperventilating*
dangermousie: (HGD cheek by miss-dian)
Worlds Within has ruined me for other dramas! At least for a time.



I am not exaggerating - I tried 3 dramas tonight and had to give up - I kept comparing them with WW and they became unwatchable because of it.

First I tried Fly High - bad mistake. Apologies in advance to anyone who liked it but UGH. Even without WW's perfection, Fly High would have been atrocious - in addition to poor visual quality (which to be fair, was not the drama's fault - but the uninventive and snooze-worthy cinematography was) we had the stereotypically, irritatingly cutesy heroine (she missed her bus, hit someone with a shoe accidentally, and tripped, all within the first two minutes of the drama!) and the even more stereotypical icy family-issue-laden CEO who never works despite his lofty title (did I mention that he was supposed to be a native English speaker but I could not make out a word he was saying?). Both of the main characters were paid by actors who were unattractive and could not act. Ugh. UGH.

Then I tried Crazy for You, which I normally would like a lot - I have started it some time ago but then needed to get dvds with better subs which I finally did. But despite my liking it, it just didn't draw me in at all, even though it normally would - it was excellent, I just could not get into the mood in the slightest - WW's realness just made me fixate on dramaness of this (which is normally something I'd love). However, I see myself adoring it in the future and it's excellent example of angsty melodrama - I will definitely watch more when I am in a different mood.

The same goes for Lawyers of Korea - it's a good drama but I couldn't help but compare it with WW and had to turn it off.

And then I stopped trying. I was considering bringing out heavy guns in the shape of Friend but then decided that the whiplash shock from seeing Hyun Bin go from an intellectual director of WW to a brutal thug of Friend would be too much for me in such a short span of time :P And then I got tempted to rewatch Hong Gil Dong (or anything else period, like continuing with Emperor of the Sea or Return of Iljimae) but opted for reading instead as it was late.

You have ruined me, WW! For non-period dramas, at least.
dangermousie: (HGD cheek by miss-dian)
Worlds Within has ruined me for other dramas! At least for a time.



I am not exaggerating - I tried 3 dramas tonight and had to give up - I kept comparing them with WW and they became unwatchable because of it.

First I tried Fly High - bad mistake. Apologies in advance to anyone who liked it but UGH. Even without WW's perfection, Fly High would have been atrocious - in addition to poor visual quality (which to be fair, was not the drama's fault - but the uninventive and snooze-worthy cinematography was) we had the stereotypically, irritatingly cutesy heroine (she missed her bus, hit someone with a shoe accidentally, and tripped, all within the first two minutes of the drama!) and the even more stereotypical icy family-issue-laden CEO who never works despite his lofty title (did I mention that he was supposed to be a native English speaker but I could not make out a word he was saying?). Both of the main characters were paid by actors who were unattractive and could not act. Ugh. UGH.

Then I tried Crazy for You, which I normally would like a lot - I have started it some time ago but then needed to get dvds with better subs which I finally did. But despite my liking it, it just didn't draw me in at all, even though it normally would - it was excellent, I just could not get into the mood in the slightest - WW's realness just made me fixate on dramaness of this (which is normally something I'd love). However, I see myself adoring it in the future and it's excellent example of angsty melodrama - I will definitely watch more when I am in a different mood.

The same goes for Lawyers of Korea - it's a good drama but I couldn't help but compare it with WW and had to turn it off.

And then I stopped trying. I was considering bringing out heavy guns in the shape of Friend but then decided that the whiplash shock from seeing Hyun Bin go from an intellectual director of WW to a brutal thug of Friend would be too much for me in such a short span of time :P And then I got tempted to rewatch Hong Gil Dong (or anything else period, like continuing with Emperor of the Sea or Return of Iljimae) but opted for reading instead as it was late.

You have ruined me, WW! For non-period dramas, at least.

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