dangermousie: (Iljimae: Shi Ho hat by alexandral)


This was the episode that finally brought me on board - somehow with this episode, the drama went from pretty and entertaining but uninvolving, to frelling gorgeous and emotionally resonant.

First, the scenes in the afterlife are amazing and inventive and quite like nothing else in a drama.

Some scenes from there )

But what really got me wasn't even that inventiveness but the fact that I finally felt connected to Eun Oh, Lee Jun Ki's character. His quiet grief really got me. But not as much as the scene where he goes to conduct her funeral, only to discover her not in hell or dead but in front of him, made human again.

Scene of amazingness here )

I am not emotionally invested in Arang yet because she is a period kdrama take on a manic pixie dream girl (same thing she was in Gumiho, really) and it's not my sort of a trope (I am entertained by her, but not emotionally invested), but I don't need to be emotionally invested in both leads - one will do.

Oh, and my money about the murder mystery is that JW killed her, without knowing who she was, probably on the bidding of that mysterious figure in the preview. And I do think EO's mom was somehow involved.
dangermousie: (Iljimae: Shi Ho hat by alexandral)


This was the episode that finally brought me on board - somehow with this episode, the drama went from pretty and entertaining but uninvolving, to frelling gorgeous and emotionally resonant.

First, the scenes in the afterlife are amazing and inventive and quite like nothing else in a drama.

Some scenes from there )

But what really got me wasn't even that inventiveness but the fact that I finally felt connected to Eun Oh, Lee Jun Ki's character. His quiet grief really got me. But not as much as the scene where he goes to conduct her funeral, only to discover her not in hell or dead but in front of him, made human again.

Scene of amazingness here )

I am not emotionally invested in Arang yet because she is a period kdrama take on a manic pixie dream girl (same thing she was in Gumiho, really) and it's not my sort of a trope (I am entertained by her, but not emotionally invested), but I don't need to be emotionally invested in both leads - one will do.

Oh, and my money about the murder mystery is that JW killed her, without knowing who she was, probably on the bidding of that mysterious figure in the preview. And I do think EO's mom was somehow involved.
dangermousie: (Iljimae: Shi Ho hat by alexandral)


This was the episode that finally brought me on board - somehow with this episode, the drama went from pretty and entertaining but uninvolving, to frelling gorgeous and emotionally resonant.

First, the scenes in the afterlife are amazing and inventive and quite like nothing else in a drama.

Some scenes from there )

But what really got me wasn't even that inventiveness but the fact that I finally felt connected to Eun Oh, Lee Jun Ki's character. His quiet grief really got me. But not as much as the scene where he goes to conduct her funeral, only to discover her not in hell or dead but in front of him, made human again.

Scene of amazingness here )

I am not emotionally invested in Arang yet because she is a period kdrama take on a manic pixie dream girl (same thing she was in Gumiho, really) and it's not my sort of a trope (I am entertained by her, but not emotionally invested), but I don't need to be emotionally invested in both leads - one will do.

Oh, and my money about the murder mystery is that JW killed her, without knowing who she was, probably on the bidding of that mysterious figure in the preview. And I do think EO's mom was somehow involved.
dangermousie: (Gloria: KS/JJ)
Had a long and exhausting day today and didn't do anything fannish except watching ep 5 of Operation Proposal, which continues to work for me ridiculously well. I am so invested in Baek Ho's quest, it's not even funny. I wonder if it's because he'd normally be a secondary guy, or because his chemistry with Yi Seul is so lovely, or because he's a flawed but very decent person.

Nah, it's because YSH looks at his leading lady with all his heart (and heartbreak of hopeless longing) in his eyes:






Oh, and because the drama gives me scenes of total perfection like this (she's drunk and crying about the wreck of his baseball dreams and all he is concerned about is not the wreck of his dreams but as to whether if he did succeed, would he have had a chance to win her heart).




Darlings! It doesn't hurt that I want Coach to go DIAF.

I haven't had a chance to watch today's ep of SUFBB yet (PLEASE DON'T SPOIL ME!!!) but as I am waiting for subs, have this delightful pic from the photoshoot Sung Joon and Jo Boa, SUFBB's OTP, did recently:



(You can find the rest on dramabeans)

Random tangential thought - in a minor way, Ji Hyuk/Soo Ah remind me a bit of my otp in Dream High, Hyemi/Jin Gook. I dumped the drama when it became clear it was going to become Sam Dong-centric and go SD/Hyemi instead (don't get me started), but for a while there, I shipped Hyemi/JG like crazy, what with the whole princess-fallen-on-hard-times and her street-kid black knight thing they had going on. And this is a little like this, only 10000x better.
dangermousie: (Gloria: KS/JJ)
Had a long and exhausting day today and didn't do anything fannish except watching ep 5 of Operation Proposal, which continues to work for me ridiculously well. I am so invested in Baek Ho's quest, it's not even funny. I wonder if it's because he'd normally be a secondary guy, or because his chemistry with Yi Seul is so lovely, or because he's a flawed but very decent person.

Nah, it's because YSH looks at his leading lady with all his heart (and heartbreak of hopeless longing) in his eyes:






Oh, and because the drama gives me scenes of total perfection like this (she's drunk and crying about the wreck of his baseball dreams and all he is concerned about is not the wreck of his dreams but as to whether if he did succeed, would he have had a chance to win her heart).




Darlings! It doesn't hurt that I want Coach to go DIAF.

I haven't had a chance to watch today's ep of SUFBB yet (PLEASE DON'T SPOIL ME!!!) but as I am waiting for subs, have this delightful pic from the photoshoot Sung Joon and Jo Boa, SUFBB's OTP, did recently:



(You can find the rest on dramabeans)

Random tangential thought - in a minor way, Ji Hyuk/Soo Ah remind me a bit of my otp in Dream High, Hyemi/Jin Gook. I dumped the drama when it became clear it was going to become Sam Dong-centric and go SD/Hyemi instead (don't get me started), but for a while there, I shipped Hyemi/JG like crazy, what with the whole princess-fallen-on-hard-times and her street-kid black knight thing they had going on. And this is a little like this, only 10000x better.
dangermousie: (Gloria: KS/JJ)
Had a long and exhausting day today and didn't do anything fannish except watching ep 5 of Operation Proposal, which continues to work for me ridiculously well. I am so invested in Baek Ho's quest, it's not even funny. I wonder if it's because he'd normally be a secondary guy, or because his chemistry with Yi Seul is so lovely, or because he's a flawed but very decent person.

Nah, it's because YSH looks at his leading lady with all his heart (and heartbreak of hopeless longing) in his eyes:






Oh, and because the drama gives me scenes of total perfection like this (she's drunk and crying about the wreck of his baseball dreams and all he is concerned about is not the wreck of his dreams but as to whether if he did succeed, would he have had a chance to win her heart).




Darlings! It doesn't hurt that I want Coach to go DIAF.

I haven't had a chance to watch today's ep of SUFBB yet (PLEASE DON'T SPOIL ME!!!) but as I am waiting for subs, have this delightful pic from the photoshoot Sung Joon and Jo Boa, SUFBB's OTP, did recently:



(You can find the rest on dramabeans)

Random tangential thought - in a minor way, Ji Hyuk/Soo Ah remind me a bit of my otp in Dream High, Hyemi/Jin Gook. I dumped the drama when it became clear it was going to become Sam Dong-centric and go SD/Hyemi instead (don't get me started), but for a while there, I shipped Hyemi/JG like crazy, what with the whole princess-fallen-on-hard-times and her street-kid black knight thing they had going on. And this is a little like this, only 10000x better.
dangermousie: (SUFBB: kneel by timescout)
It gave me this!




And this!






Have an adorable MV:



Also, I feel such a loathing for the secondary guy that I haven't felt in years. In part because the whole teacher/student thing is beyond skeezy but also because he's an utter bastard. He gives me rage fits whenever he's on-screen.

Not related, but if you are pining for Shut Up Flower Boy Band icons, the awesome [livejournal.com profile] timescout made a lot and they are wonderful.
dangermousie: (SUFBB: kneel by timescout)
It gave me this!




And this!






Have an adorable MV:



Also, I feel such a loathing for the secondary guy that I haven't felt in years. In part because the whole teacher/student thing is beyond skeezy but also because he's an utter bastard. He gives me rage fits whenever he's on-screen.

Not related, but if you are pining for Shut Up Flower Boy Band icons, the awesome [livejournal.com profile] timescout made a lot and they are wonderful.
dangermousie: (SUFBB: kneel by timescout)
It gave me this!




And this!






Have an adorable MV:



Also, I feel such a loathing for the secondary guy that I haven't felt in years. In part because the whole teacher/student thing is beyond skeezy but also because he's an utter bastard. He gives me rage fits whenever he's on-screen.

Not related, but if you are pining for Shut Up Flower Boy Band icons, the awesome [livejournal.com profile] timescout made a lot and they are wonderful.
dangermousie: (SUFBB: Hyun Soo/Ye Rim by timescout)
Since I haven't yet been able to find subs for eps 7 and 8 of SUFFB, I have been catching up with Operation Proposal and am in the middle of ep 3 (four eps are out so far).





It's a sweet, wistful romance story full of what-ifs. It doesn't own my soul the way SUFFB does, but it is very good it what it does and has no pretensions of grandeur. Oh, and the chemistry and the relationship between the leads is beyond lovely.





I am desperately rooting for them to get together. I mean, how can I not when they have scenes like this:




dangermousie: (SUFBB: Hyun Soo/Ye Rim by timescout)
Since I haven't yet been able to find subs for eps 7 and 8 of SUFFB, I have been catching up with Operation Proposal and am in the middle of ep 3 (four eps are out so far).





It's a sweet, wistful romance story full of what-ifs. It doesn't own my soul the way SUFFB does, but it is very good it what it does and has no pretensions of grandeur. Oh, and the chemistry and the relationship between the leads is beyond lovely.





I am desperately rooting for them to get together. I mean, how can I not when they have scenes like this:




dangermousie: (SUFBB: Hyun Soo/Ye Rim by timescout)
Since I haven't yet been able to find subs for eps 7 and 8 of SUFFB, I have been catching up with Operation Proposal and am in the middle of ep 3 (four eps are out so far).





It's a sweet, wistful romance story full of what-ifs. It doesn't own my soul the way SUFFB does, but it is very good it what it does and has no pretensions of grandeur. Oh, and the chemistry and the relationship between the leads is beyond lovely.





I am desperately rooting for them to get together. I mean, how can I not when they have scenes like this:




dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
OP is a remake of a jdrama, Proposal Daisakusen, about a man who gets a second chance to win the woman he's loved for years but never dared to confess to - he is allowed to travel into their past and attempt to change the outcome.

SO CUTE!!!!!!! SO DARLING AND SHIPPY!!!!!

I am in the middle of ep 1 and I have another obsession. I enjoyed the jdrama but I am finding this highly superior, mainly because I thought Yamapi and his leading lady had rather lackluster chemistry. But here, Yoo Seung Ho* and Park Eun Bin have gorgeous, delicate, swoony chemistry.

* I used to dislike him on principle, mainly due to his lunatic fangirls, but after Warrior Baek Dong Ho, where he stole the drama, and now this, it's time to admit, I have joined their throng (hopefully, the sane division, though).

Have a MV:

dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
OP is a remake of a jdrama, Proposal Daisakusen, about a man who gets a second chance to win the woman he's loved for years but never dared to confess to - he is allowed to travel into their past and attempt to change the outcome.

SO CUTE!!!!!!! SO DARLING AND SHIPPY!!!!!

I am in the middle of ep 1 and I have another obsession. I enjoyed the jdrama but I am finding this highly superior, mainly because I thought Yamapi and his leading lady had rather lackluster chemistry. But here, Yoo Seung Ho* and Park Eun Bin have gorgeous, delicate, swoony chemistry.

* I used to dislike him on principle, mainly due to his lunatic fangirls, but after Warrior Baek Dong Ho, where he stole the drama, and now this, it's time to admit, I have joined their throng (hopefully, the sane division, though).

Have a MV:

dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
OP is a remake of a jdrama, Proposal Daisakusen, about a man who gets a second chance to win the woman he's loved for years but never dared to confess to - he is allowed to travel into their past and attempt to change the outcome.

SO CUTE!!!!!!! SO DARLING AND SHIPPY!!!!!

I am in the middle of ep 1 and I have another obsession. I enjoyed the jdrama but I am finding this highly superior, mainly because I thought Yamapi and his leading lady had rather lackluster chemistry. But here, Yoo Seung Ho* and Park Eun Bin have gorgeous, delicate, swoony chemistry.

* I used to dislike him on principle, mainly due to his lunatic fangirls, but after Warrior Baek Dong Ho, where he stole the drama, and now this, it's time to admit, I have joined their throng (hopefully, the sane division, though).

Have a MV:

dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
According to dramabeans, Korea is remaking Proposal Daisakusen, the fluffy jdrama of some years back about a young man given a chance to change things at the wedding of his best friend whom he hopelessly loves. Starring in Yamapi's role is Yoo Seung Ho, finally in an age-appropriate role (I love the boy, but there is no question that his roles in both Flames of Desire and Warrior Baek Dong Soo should have been played by someone 10 years older).

Despite my horror (that continues and will continue forever) at the fact that someone in Japan thought it a good idea to remake Mawang, in general I am quite a fan of remakes. Often, they are better than the original because they have time to work out the kinks. E.g. I think Ikemen Desu Ne is better than You're Beautiful and The Empress is better than Jotei.

But I am puzzled as to why ProDai. Sure, it was a cute enough drama. It was also one I forgot the moment I finished. It seems odd that it got a remake but then Jotei did too and that was a clown trainwreck on LSD and it turned into quite a decent drama.

However, you know something which will make any sane person on my flist run? The writer is the one who wrote the Korean Boys Over Flowers. Dramabeans thinks the problem with BOF was more directing than writing but I beg to differ. BOF was, simply, the most atrociously-written kdrama I've ever had the misfortune to see (and with some of the turkeys I saw, that is saying a lot). By the end, it didn't even make sense and made me hate pretty much every character. Narratively it derailed into second-lead shipping which would have been fine if it carried through but, abruptly, it didn't (probably because the mangaka would have sued). I've ranted enough about BOF to not have to do it now, but think about it, people - if the writer could mess up this badly with something that (a) had a complete and detailed manga out and (b) two previous successful TV adaptations, what is she going to do to poor ProDai?

On second thought, I might tune in out of sheer curiousity.
dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
According to dramabeans, Korea is remaking Proposal Daisakusen, the fluffy jdrama of some years back about a young man given a chance to change things at the wedding of his best friend whom he hopelessly loves. Starring in Yamapi's role is Yoo Seung Ho, finally in an age-appropriate role (I love the boy, but there is no question that his roles in both Flames of Desire and Warrior Baek Dong Soo should have been played by someone 10 years older).

Despite my horror (that continues and will continue forever) at the fact that someone in Japan thought it a good idea to remake Mawang, in general I am quite a fan of remakes. Often, they are better than the original because they have time to work out the kinks. E.g. I think Ikemen Desu Ne is better than You're Beautiful and The Empress is better than Jotei.

But I am puzzled as to why ProDai. Sure, it was a cute enough drama. It was also one I forgot the moment I finished. It seems odd that it got a remake but then Jotei did too and that was a clown trainwreck on LSD and it turned into quite a decent drama.

However, you know something which will make any sane person on my flist run? The writer is the one who wrote the Korean Boys Over Flowers. Dramabeans thinks the problem with BOF was more directing than writing but I beg to differ. BOF was, simply, the most atrociously-written kdrama I've ever had the misfortune to see (and with some of the turkeys I saw, that is saying a lot). By the end, it didn't even make sense and made me hate pretty much every character. Narratively it derailed into second-lead shipping which would have been fine if it carried through but, abruptly, it didn't (probably because the mangaka would have sued). I've ranted enough about BOF to not have to do it now, but think about it, people - if the writer could mess up this badly with something that (a) had a complete and detailed manga out and (b) two previous successful TV adaptations, what is she going to do to poor ProDai?

On second thought, I might tune in out of sheer curiousity.
dangermousie: (Yamapi cake by ami_kun)
According to dramabeans, Korea is remaking Proposal Daisakusen, the fluffy jdrama of some years back about a young man given a chance to change things at the wedding of his best friend whom he hopelessly loves. Starring in Yamapi's role is Yoo Seung Ho, finally in an age-appropriate role (I love the boy, but there is no question that his roles in both Flames of Desire and Warrior Baek Dong Soo should have been played by someone 10 years older).

Despite my horror (that continues and will continue forever) at the fact that someone in Japan thought it a good idea to remake Mawang, in general I am quite a fan of remakes. Often, they are better than the original because they have time to work out the kinks. E.g. I think Ikemen Desu Ne is better than You're Beautiful and The Empress is better than Jotei.

But I am puzzled as to why ProDai. Sure, it was a cute enough drama. It was also one I forgot the moment I finished. It seems odd that it got a remake but then Jotei did too and that was a clown trainwreck on LSD and it turned into quite a decent drama.

However, you know something which will make any sane person on my flist run? The writer is the one who wrote the Korean Boys Over Flowers. Dramabeans thinks the problem with BOF was more directing than writing but I beg to differ. BOF was, simply, the most atrociously-written kdrama I've ever had the misfortune to see (and with some of the turkeys I saw, that is saying a lot). By the end, it didn't even make sense and made me hate pretty much every character. Narratively it derailed into second-lead shipping which would have been fine if it carried through but, abruptly, it didn't (probably because the mangaka would have sued). I've ranted enough about BOF to not have to do it now, but think about it, people - if the writer could mess up this badly with something that (a) had a complete and detailed manga out and (b) two previous successful TV adaptations, what is she going to do to poor ProDai?

On second thought, I might tune in out of sheer curiousity.
dangermousie: (Default)
Yes, I realize it's a posting frenzy but due to various things, I am not posting tomorrow :P

Anyway, I can't believe it, but I am about to restart Warrior Baek Dong Soo. I don't think it's an amazing drama, the way The Princess' Man is, and I like the concept of it better than the execution, but what can I say? I am powerless before angsty assassin's mane of glory...



Plus, I ship assassin/nun just on principle. I mean - he's an assassin and she's a nun. It's a relationship dreamed up by my id.

Have a MV:

dangermousie: (Default)
Yes, I realize it's a posting frenzy but due to various things, I am not posting tomorrow :P

Anyway, I can't believe it, but I am about to restart Warrior Baek Dong Soo. I don't think it's an amazing drama, the way The Princess' Man is, and I like the concept of it better than the execution, but what can I say? I am powerless before angsty assassin's mane of glory...



Plus, I ship assassin/nun just on principle. I mean - he's an assassin and she's a nun. It's a relationship dreamed up by my id.

Have a MV:

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