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1. I have tried The King and I and quickly gave it up. Not only does it have a mind-numbing number of characters I cannot tell apart from each other or puzzle their relationships to each other, but within the first five minutes, someone is dug into the ground up to his neck, smeared with honey, and covered in bees. Thank you, very much for those nightmares, drama. All that, and a story about a eunuch starring an actress I dislike and an actor I find unappealing to say the least. In 60 episodes. PASS.

2. Episode 2 of Otomen is sheer adorableness (how does it get more adorable, how?) It's a rare jdrama adaptation of a shoujo manga I like. I am still behind on Orthros No Inu and Buzzer Beat and must catch up, though.

3. Out of curiousity, I checked out some of Tamra the Island ep 14 just to see if my opinion of that drama as the worst thing it has ever been my misfortune to see come out of Korea was justified. I was delighted to discover a tongue-in-cheek deliberately anachronistic take on period drama with some weighty issues thrown in. Unfortunately, said drama was Hong Gil Dong. Tamra, alas, remains a silly piece of fluff. LOL. It looks sort of improved - no potty humor and Im Joo Hwan and the lead girl whose name escapes me, aren't too bad at their jobs (girl has rather ceased channeling Jandi's crazed overacting). William is as wooden and hideously albino as ever, but we can't have everything. I have no motivation to watch more but am at least pleased to declare it not a total loss. And I think IJH and Lead Girl could star in Group 8's planned It Started with a Kiss remake - they physically look the part, have good chemistry, and not actors who I adore so I'd feel upset they are stuck in that mess. If surprisingly the drama turns out well, good for them, and if not, no loss to me :)

4. In good news for moi, Han Ji Min dropped out of Lee Jun Ki's Strange Heroes. Now, I adore HJM but the reason I am happy is her replacement. It's Kim Min Jung - I adored her to bits in Fashion 70s and she is in not nearly enough things. OMG YES.

5. A bunch of images from You're Beautiful are out, and also the images from a mini-concert they did. Oh YES. They did a promo mini-concert, LOL.

Nomnomnom can you taste the cheese?

Date: 2009-09-21 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] syrenstar.livejournal.com
And they all have longer and better hair than I do. It's not obvious at all who the girl is, no way Jose.

Does Otomen have regular subs? I know they were slow to come out in the beginning.
Edited Date: 2009-09-21 03:25 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-09-21 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
viikii subs seem fairly regular.

I am so amused by YAB's concept!

Date: 2009-09-21 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkeyedwolf.livejournal.com
One day you will watch The Vineyard Man and I will laugh. I can see it now -- "OH WOLFIE, I'M SO SORRY I EVER DOUBTED YOUR TASTE. LOOK AT THAT HOTASS. WOW."

So disappointed about Han Ji Min. ): I need to stop getting excited about kdrama casting, the leads always drop like flies (looking at you, Triple).

Park Shin Hye makes a terrible boy but a hot crossdresser.

Date: 2009-09-21 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladysaotome.livejournal.com
I agree. I want to see dangermouse fall for him!!!

Date: 2009-09-21 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Let me know if he plays an angsty assassin or an icy rich chaebol with a dead fiancee or similar and I'll check him out :)

Date: 2009-09-21 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
LOLOLOL - chances of me watching Vinyeard Man are really slim. It's about farming. FARMING.

No thank you.

Date: 2009-09-21 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkeyedwolf.livejournal.com
Not really! It's to farming what Spring Waltz was to music. A necessary backdrop for the characters to interact before romance kicked in.

Date: 2009-09-21 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
But they interact on a farm! *has huge mental farm block*

And there isn't much angst or craziness.

Maybe someday...

Date: 2009-09-21 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darkeyedwolf.livejournal.com
Sure there is, it's just mostly contained to the second half. There's a love square between the heroine, the farmboy and a rich doctor (whose parents don't approve of her) as well as farmboy's first love. And there are golddigging relatives and illegitimate in-laws. And farmboy gets beaten (IIRC that's their first kiss, when he's all nicely bruised and desperate for her love). And and and.

Tryyyyy ittttt. It's not even a farm, it's a vineyard! A pretty one!

Date: 2009-09-22 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
OK, OK, I will - I need a YEH fix after MFL disappointment.

Date: 2009-09-21 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ambergold.livejournal.com
you can totally tell who's the girl imo but omg I keep forgetting how hot Jang Geun Sook is.

Date: 2009-09-21 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
And without his emo bangs!

Date: 2009-09-22 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ambergold.livejournal.com
it's a revolution!

Date: 2009-09-21 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fenrir-khan.livejournal.com
Heh, You're Beautiful. I love it already. Totally up my alley.

Date: 2009-09-21 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
It seems like it will be so ridiculous and fun.

Date: 2009-09-21 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boycottbananas.livejournal.com
The girl is totally a girl. Sad. :[

Date: 2009-09-21 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Scarily, I've seen boys who look even girlier :)

Date: 2009-09-21 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladysaotome.livejournal.com
That's the only reason they can get away with it. I always think of that one boy in Nobuta - the one who goes on a date with her. He was sooo pretty!

Date: 2009-09-21 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Or the lead boy in Otomen. OMG, so girly.

Date: 2009-09-21 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sundae-sweet.livejournal.com
"but am at least pleased to declare it not a total loss"

Hee, I'll take it. Hope you don't mind if I still continue to rave about it like a mad woman.

Am looking forward to checking out Otomen and You're Beautiful, although for the latter I will confess I'm not quite sure which one is supposed to be the girl.

Date: 2009-09-21 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
The one on the keyboard is a girl :)

Tamra makes me think of a sweet, innocuous shoujo. Probably would have been my thing immensely when I was in high school.

Date: 2009-09-21 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ifruity.livejournal.com
Hmm, I actually surprised they play instruments, even though Hongki's band does play instruments. Park Shin Hye does look like she COULD belong in a guy group, albeit, she's probably the most feminine guy I've ever seen. GAH SO EXCITED!

From the comments, people seem pretty insulting at guy groups, calling them all feminine. Psh, listen to more KPOP, peoples!

Date: 2009-09-21 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
She is pretty feminine but I could buy her as a boy.

I am so excited for this!

Date: 2009-09-22 04:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moth5dream.livejournal.com
I have to track down some video of this mini-concert. :P

Date: 2009-09-22 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Let me know if you find it!

more cheese please!

Date: 2009-09-22 05:17 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
if you can't wait for You're Beautiful and having jdorama binge why not go for Koishite Akuma - It's the story of Ruka, a human hating vampire who has yet to hit puberty (Grow his teeth). He's sent to the mortal world (High School) to find that one special girl whose blood will pop his cherry and make his fangs grow.I know...smells like cheese!

found this pusher post:


Re: more cheese please!

Date: 2009-09-22 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Hmmm- I think I just might :)

Date: 2009-09-23 09:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bae-mac.livejournal.com

Date: 2009-09-23 06:00 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-09-23 10:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bae-mac.livejournal.com
Yes!And the name of the band is A.N. JELL! hahaha! CHEESY!


Date: 2009-09-23 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I know - just like a real kpop band :)


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