Mar. 14th, 2009

dangermousie: (Damo Sung=Baek by miss-dian)
Apparently the production team announced Boys Over Flowers might have a different ending which got people in a panic.

Heh. Good way too drum up flagging interest, production guys!

People at [livejournal.com profile] hydkorea seem to be split into three camps: pissed-off JP/Jandi shippers 'noooo, must have JP/Jandi;' prayerful Ji Hoo/Jandi shippers 'Please, please, does it mean Ji Hoo/Jandi' and the hopeful Yi Jung/Ga Eul shippers 'who cares what happens with main love quadrangle as long as we have Yi Jung/Ga Eul, please.'

My thoughts on the production comment )

Anyway, on another note, the first ep of Princess Ja Myung Go is out on viikii entirely with subs. Check it out, how can you not want to? Here are the last ten minutes from the first ep: dysfunction, women warriors, fratricide, doomed love and betrayal. Mmmm.



Also, I am so predicatable. I liked PJMG from the first minute but the precise moment I fell in love? When the following conversation occurred between King Daemushin and his son Prince Hodong:

Hodong: Your Majesty, what did you tell me before? You said if only you gain Nakrang without any blood being spilt, you would bestow leniency on them. Take pity on them. The other way there will be no end to rebellion and we will all die.
Daemushin: Your own grandfather, King Yuri, killed his own two sons. I was young and I could not understand that. How could he? How can a father kill his own child. Unless he was crazy, how could he kill his sons? I finally understand him today. For a King, a son with other intentions is nothing but a political enemy. A political enemy that must be killed and gotten rid of.
Hodong: Do you wish to kill me?
Daemushin: [throws down a puppet of a woman] You must know who this wench is. Who is she?
Hodong: It is Emperor Choi Ri's unknown daughter, Princess Ja Myung.
Daemushin: Find her and kill her.
Hodong: Father, I cannot do that! I...I...that woman...
Daemushin: When you chop off the head of that woman Jae Myung, I will make you the Crown Prince. If you father is King Daemushin, who has expanded his kingdom, then you must survive and show all other nations how to rule that kingdom.
Hodong: Your subject Hodong accepts Your Highness' command.

Heee. So, will he try to kill his OTP to achieve his ambitions? He already compromised any integrity he had quite a lot, to achieve them. And she was willing to kill him to save her country. Hmmmm.

I am a sucker for fictional dysfunctional families, and there is no dysfunction like period drama dysfunction. Also, I love my protagonists to be on the dark side, and Hodong (just like Princess Ra Hee) qualifies in spades. I guess Jae Myung gets to be the pure one.

Did I mention the part later on in flashback where an adviser tells Daemushin that if Hodong fails to get Ra Hee to destroy the sacred drum of her kingdom, he would have to be exiled. And Daemushin turns to adviser and (in Hodong's hearing) is all 'why so lenient, adviser? I will get my kid to off himself, if he fails, I don't need any weakings around.' Charming family. The scary thing? I can so see the protagonist of Kingdom of the Winds, the one I adored so and who is a younger version of Daemushin, turn into this cold, closed-off ruthless person.
dangermousie: (Damo Sung=Baek by miss-dian)
Apparently the production team announced Boys Over Flowers might have a different ending which got people in a panic.

Heh. Good way too drum up flagging interest, production guys!

People at [livejournal.com profile] hydkorea seem to be split into three camps: pissed-off JP/Jandi shippers 'noooo, must have JP/Jandi;' prayerful Ji Hoo/Jandi shippers 'Please, please, does it mean Ji Hoo/Jandi' and the hopeful Yi Jung/Ga Eul shippers 'who cares what happens with main love quadrangle as long as we have Yi Jung/Ga Eul, please.'

My thoughts on the production comment )

Anyway, on another note, the first ep of Princess Ja Myung Go is out on viikii entirely with subs. Check it out, how can you not want to? Here are the last ten minutes from the first ep: dysfunction, women warriors, fratricide, doomed love and betrayal. Mmmm.



Also, I am so predicatable. I liked PJMG from the first minute but the precise moment I fell in love? When the following conversation occurred between King Daemushin and his son Prince Hodong:

Hodong: Your Majesty, what did you tell me before? You said if only you gain Nakrang without any blood being spilt, you would bestow leniency on them. Take pity on them. The other way there will be no end to rebellion and we will all die.
Daemushin: Your own grandfather, King Yuri, killed his own two sons. I was young and I could not understand that. How could he? How can a father kill his own child. Unless he was crazy, how could he kill his sons? I finally understand him today. For a King, a son with other intentions is nothing but a political enemy. A political enemy that must be killed and gotten rid of.
Hodong: Do you wish to kill me?
Daemushin: [throws down a puppet of a woman] You must know who this wench is. Who is she?
Hodong: It is Emperor Choi Ri's unknown daughter, Princess Ja Myung.
Daemushin: Find her and kill her.
Hodong: Father, I cannot do that! I...I...that woman...
Daemushin: When you chop off the head of that woman Jae Myung, I will make you the Crown Prince. If you father is King Daemushin, who has expanded his kingdom, then you must survive and show all other nations how to rule that kingdom.
Hodong: Your subject Hodong accepts Your Highness' command.

Heee. So, will he try to kill his OTP to achieve his ambitions? He already compromised any integrity he had quite a lot, to achieve them. And she was willing to kill him to save her country. Hmmmm.

I am a sucker for fictional dysfunctional families, and there is no dysfunction like period drama dysfunction. Also, I love my protagonists to be on the dark side, and Hodong (just like Princess Ra Hee) qualifies in spades. I guess Jae Myung gets to be the pure one.

Did I mention the part later on in flashback where an adviser tells Daemushin that if Hodong fails to get Ra Hee to destroy the sacred drum of her kingdom, he would have to be exiled. And Daemushin turns to adviser and (in Hodong's hearing) is all 'why so lenient, adviser? I will get my kid to off himself, if he fails, I don't need any weakings around.' Charming family. The scary thing? I can so see the protagonist of Kingdom of the Winds, the one I adored so and who is a younger version of Daemushin, turn into this cold, closed-off ruthless person.
dangermousie: (Damo Sung=Baek by miss-dian)
Apparently the production team announced Boys Over Flowers might have a different ending which got people in a panic.

Heh. Good way too drum up flagging interest, production guys!

People at [livejournal.com profile] hydkorea seem to be split into three camps: pissed-off JP/Jandi shippers 'noooo, must have JP/Jandi;' prayerful Ji Hoo/Jandi shippers 'Please, please, does it mean Ji Hoo/Jandi' and the hopeful Yi Jung/Ga Eul shippers 'who cares what happens with main love quadrangle as long as we have Yi Jung/Ga Eul, please.'

My thoughts on the production comment )

Anyway, on another note, the first ep of Princess Ja Myung Go is out on viikii entirely with subs. Check it out, how can you not want to? Here are the last ten minutes from the first ep: dysfunction, women warriors, fratricide, doomed love and betrayal. Mmmm.



Also, I am so predicatable. I liked PJMG from the first minute but the precise moment I fell in love? When the following conversation occurred between King Daemushin and his son Prince Hodong:

Hodong: Your Majesty, what did you tell me before? You said if only you gain Nakrang without any blood being spilt, you would bestow leniency on them. Take pity on them. The other way there will be no end to rebellion and we will all die.
Daemushin: Your own grandfather, King Yuri, killed his own two sons. I was young and I could not understand that. How could he? How can a father kill his own child. Unless he was crazy, how could he kill his sons? I finally understand him today. For a King, a son with other intentions is nothing but a political enemy. A political enemy that must be killed and gotten rid of.
Hodong: Do you wish to kill me?
Daemushin: [throws down a puppet of a woman] You must know who this wench is. Who is she?
Hodong: It is Emperor Choi Ri's unknown daughter, Princess Ja Myung.
Daemushin: Find her and kill her.
Hodong: Father, I cannot do that! I...I...that woman...
Daemushin: When you chop off the head of that woman Jae Myung, I will make you the Crown Prince. If you father is King Daemushin, who has expanded his kingdom, then you must survive and show all other nations how to rule that kingdom.
Hodong: Your subject Hodong accepts Your Highness' command.

Heee. So, will he try to kill his OTP to achieve his ambitions? He already compromised any integrity he had quite a lot, to achieve them. And she was willing to kill him to save her country. Hmmmm.

I am a sucker for fictional dysfunctional families, and there is no dysfunction like period drama dysfunction. Also, I love my protagonists to be on the dark side, and Hodong (just like Princess Ra Hee) qualifies in spades. I guess Jae Myung gets to be the pure one.

Did I mention the part later on in flashback where an adviser tells Daemushin that if Hodong fails to get Ra Hee to destroy the sacred drum of her kingdom, he would have to be exiled. And Daemushin turns to adviser and (in Hodong's hearing) is all 'why so lenient, adviser? I will get my kid to off himself, if he fails, I don't need any weakings around.' Charming family. The scary thing? I can so see the protagonist of Kingdom of the Winds, the one I adored so and who is a younger version of Daemushin, turn into this cold, closed-off ruthless person.
dangermousie: (Default)
I am in the middle of ep 3 of Dollhouse and, oh boy, is the show problematic - the more and more blatant objectification of women is setting my teeth on edge and making my inner feminist slowly become more and more of an outer feminist.

If Whedon thinks he is getting away with it because the message is people who are doing it are scummy, this only works to a point - he clearly followed C.B. deMille's methodology and wants to have his cake and eat it too - deMille discovered that you could make wildly successful movies portraying all kinds of sinful behavior and not get in trouble with moralists as long as at the end those wicked sinners were punished and the behavior was shown to be wrong - after a movie full of loving close-up shots of immorality which is what got butts into seats. Whedon seems trying to do the same - thinking it's OK to have incredibly blatant, prolonged and lovingly shot objectification of women and treating them as things as long as at the end of the day the message is it's wrong. Not so fast, Mr. Whedon!

This said, I'll continue watching. "Peril of the week" plots entertain me well enough, I am interested in the overarching mystery, and Agent Helo* is very very hot. Plus, I like Eliza Dushku. Am shallow.

* I was incredibly amused at the scene where he took on and wiped out a whole bunch of Russian mobsters with guns single-handed and unarmed. When they came after him, at the start, I was all "come on, people! This is Agent Helo. He survived alone on a nuked-out planet full of homicidal robots. And got a homicidal robot to betray her 'people' and their evil plot through the power of his lurve. Do you really know what you are doing, mobsters?" A few mobster corpses later, it was clear they did not.
dangermousie: (Default)
I am in the middle of ep 3 of Dollhouse and, oh boy, is the show problematic - the more and more blatant objectification of women is setting my teeth on edge and making my inner feminist slowly become more and more of an outer feminist.

If Whedon thinks he is getting away with it because the message is people who are doing it are scummy, this only works to a point - he clearly followed C.B. deMille's methodology and wants to have his cake and eat it too - deMille discovered that you could make wildly successful movies portraying all kinds of sinful behavior and not get in trouble with moralists as long as at the end those wicked sinners were punished and the behavior was shown to be wrong - after a movie full of loving close-up shots of immorality which is what got butts into seats. Whedon seems trying to do the same - thinking it's OK to have incredibly blatant, prolonged and lovingly shot objectification of women and treating them as things as long as at the end of the day the message is it's wrong. Not so fast, Mr. Whedon!

This said, I'll continue watching. "Peril of the week" plots entertain me well enough, I am interested in the overarching mystery, and Agent Helo* is very very hot. Plus, I like Eliza Dushku. Am shallow.

* I was incredibly amused at the scene where he took on and wiped out a whole bunch of Russian mobsters with guns single-handed and unarmed. When they came after him, at the start, I was all "come on, people! This is Agent Helo. He survived alone on a nuked-out planet full of homicidal robots. And got a homicidal robot to betray her 'people' and their evil plot through the power of his lurve. Do you really know what you are doing, mobsters?" A few mobster corpses later, it was clear they did not.
dangermousie: (Default)
I am in the middle of ep 3 of Dollhouse and, oh boy, is the show problematic - the more and more blatant objectification of women is setting my teeth on edge and making my inner feminist slowly become more and more of an outer feminist.

If Whedon thinks he is getting away with it because the message is people who are doing it are scummy, this only works to a point - he clearly followed C.B. deMille's methodology and wants to have his cake and eat it too - deMille discovered that you could make wildly successful movies portraying all kinds of sinful behavior and not get in trouble with moralists as long as at the end those wicked sinners were punished and the behavior was shown to be wrong - after a movie full of loving close-up shots of immorality which is what got butts into seats. Whedon seems trying to do the same - thinking it's OK to have incredibly blatant, prolonged and lovingly shot objectification of women and treating them as things as long as at the end of the day the message is it's wrong. Not so fast, Mr. Whedon!

This said, I'll continue watching. "Peril of the week" plots entertain me well enough, I am interested in the overarching mystery, and Agent Helo* is very very hot. Plus, I like Eliza Dushku. Am shallow.

* I was incredibly amused at the scene where he took on and wiped out a whole bunch of Russian mobsters with guns single-handed and unarmed. When they came after him, at the start, I was all "come on, people! This is Agent Helo. He survived alone on a nuked-out planet full of homicidal robots. And got a homicidal robot to betray her 'people' and their evil plot through the power of his lurve. Do you really know what you are doing, mobsters?" A few mobster corpses later, it was clear they did not.
dangermousie: (MISA by village)
Since my interest (and the drama run) in BOF is winding down, and I don't think Princess Jae Myung Go alone will keep me drama-occupied, I found another airing kdrama to keep me company: Cain and Abel.



I wasn't going to check it out until later, despite my love for So Ji Sub and han Ji Min, because...medical drama = boring to yours truly.



But.

But.

Why did nobody inform me that there is torture and evil families and amnesia and plucky North Korean refugee girls? Am sold.

A few more shots which sold me )

Heh. Almost nobody in kdramas gets tormented as well as So Ji Sub and the makers of C&A clearly know it.
dangermousie: (MISA by village)
Since my interest (and the drama run) in BOF is winding down, and I don't think Princess Jae Myung Go alone will keep me drama-occupied, I found another airing kdrama to keep me company: Cain and Abel.



I wasn't going to check it out until later, despite my love for So Ji Sub and han Ji Min, because...medical drama = boring to yours truly.



But.

But.

Why did nobody inform me that there is torture and evil families and amnesia and plucky North Korean refugee girls? Am sold.

A few more shots which sold me )

Heh. Almost nobody in kdramas gets tormented as well as So Ji Sub and the makers of C&A clearly know it.
dangermousie: (MISA by village)
Since my interest (and the drama run) in BOF is winding down, and I don't think Princess Jae Myung Go alone will keep me drama-occupied, I found another airing kdrama to keep me company: Cain and Abel.



I wasn't going to check it out until later, despite my love for So Ji Sub and han Ji Min, because...medical drama = boring to yours truly.



But.

But.

Why did nobody inform me that there is torture and evil families and amnesia and plucky North Korean refugee girls? Am sold.

A few more shots which sold me )

Heh. Almost nobody in kdramas gets tormented as well as So Ji Sub and the makers of C&A clearly know it.

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