Jan. 18th, 2010

dangermousie: (Chuno - bride)
While I often adore kdrama heroes, it is the heroine who is a deal-breaker for me. A drama does not need to have a woman in a prominent role for me to love it - as long as the relative absence of women makes sense (i.e. if someone made a drama set in the military and had only minor female characters), if the story is good, I will buy it. But if the drama does have a prominent female character, I have to like her or I bail. An unsatisfactory hero I can live with, an unsatisfactory heroine? Never.

Luckily for me, this season of kdramas is full of strong, intelligent, funny heroines. Sometimes all three at once. Here is your primer:

2009 January Heroine Roster )

And not related, but because I am a geek, I went and compared all of last week's kdrama ratings.

Ratings comparison here )
dangermousie: (Chuno - bride)
While I often adore kdrama heroes, it is the heroine who is a deal-breaker for me. A drama does not need to have a woman in a prominent role for me to love it - as long as the relative absence of women makes sense (i.e. if someone made a drama set in the military and had only minor female characters), if the story is good, I will buy it. But if the drama does have a prominent female character, I have to like her or I bail. An unsatisfactory hero I can live with, an unsatisfactory heroine? Never.

Luckily for me, this season of kdramas is full of strong, intelligent, funny heroines. Sometimes all three at once. Here is your primer:

2009 January Heroine Roster )

And not related, but because I am a geek, I went and compared all of last week's kdrama ratings.

Ratings comparison here )
dangermousie: (Chuno - bride)
While I often adore kdrama heroes, it is the heroine who is a deal-breaker for me. A drama does not need to have a woman in a prominent role for me to love it - as long as the relative absence of women makes sense (i.e. if someone made a drama set in the military and had only minor female characters), if the story is good, I will buy it. But if the drama does have a prominent female character, I have to like her or I bail. An unsatisfactory hero I can live with, an unsatisfactory heroine? Never.

Luckily for me, this season of kdramas is full of strong, intelligent, funny heroines. Sometimes all three at once. Here is your primer:

2009 January Heroine Roster )

And not related, but because I am a geek, I went and compared all of last week's kdrama ratings.

Ratings comparison here )
dangermousie: (Chuno - slave girl)
I have checked out episode 1 of Jejoongwon - the period Korean medical drama about the start of Western medicine in Korea.

Short verdict - it's a good, competently made drama that is not necessarily my thing. Mainly because no medical drama is really my thing - I am very very squeamish. But I liked the concept and characters enough to stick around for a while.

This is our protagonist, a butcher with a sick mother, who yearns to become a doctor. It's a period kdrama so his life is full of dirt and misery and being abused by those above him in station (seeing that they are shown executing people for illegal butchering, Korea was an...interesting place to live). This actor is very good and I feel tremendously his character's desperation even if I do not find him in the least attractive and even if I feel itchy just looking at his hair.



These are the other two main characters - long-standing friends. Their lives are easier because they are both upper-class but they are both misfits - he is the son of a Justice Minister who wants to study medicine instead of government exams and she is a noblewoman hampered by her gender from achieving any ambition. Her intelligent practicality and his ruthless streak are both already evident and I like them both a lot.



This drama is ridiculously gorgeous and lush:



And the costumes are to die for.



I plan to continue even if watching butchering and surgery makes me, regrettably, a little sick.
dangermousie: (Chuno - slave girl)
I have checked out episode 1 of Jejoongwon - the period Korean medical drama about the start of Western medicine in Korea.

Short verdict - it's a good, competently made drama that is not necessarily my thing. Mainly because no medical drama is really my thing - I am very very squeamish. But I liked the concept and characters enough to stick around for a while.

This is our protagonist, a butcher with a sick mother, who yearns to become a doctor. It's a period kdrama so his life is full of dirt and misery and being abused by those above him in station (seeing that they are shown executing people for illegal butchering, Korea was an...interesting place to live). This actor is very good and I feel tremendously his character's desperation even if I do not find him in the least attractive and even if I feel itchy just looking at his hair.



These are the other two main characters - long-standing friends. Their lives are easier because they are both upper-class but they are both misfits - he is the son of a Justice Minister who wants to study medicine instead of government exams and she is a noblewoman hampered by her gender from achieving any ambition. Her intelligent practicality and his ruthless streak are both already evident and I like them both a lot.



This drama is ridiculously gorgeous and lush:



And the costumes are to die for.



I plan to continue even if watching butchering and surgery makes me, regrettably, a little sick.
dangermousie: (Chuno - slave girl)
I have checked out episode 1 of Jejoongwon - the period Korean medical drama about the start of Western medicine in Korea.

Short verdict - it's a good, competently made drama that is not necessarily my thing. Mainly because no medical drama is really my thing - I am very very squeamish. But I liked the concept and characters enough to stick around for a while.

This is our protagonist, a butcher with a sick mother, who yearns to become a doctor. It's a period kdrama so his life is full of dirt and misery and being abused by those above him in station (seeing that they are shown executing people for illegal butchering, Korea was an...interesting place to live). This actor is very good and I feel tremendously his character's desperation even if I do not find him in the least attractive and even if I feel itchy just looking at his hair.



These are the other two main characters - long-standing friends. Their lives are easier because they are both upper-class but they are both misfits - he is the son of a Justice Minister who wants to study medicine instead of government exams and she is a noblewoman hampered by her gender from achieving any ambition. Her intelligent practicality and his ruthless streak are both already evident and I like them both a lot.



This drama is ridiculously gorgeous and lush:



And the costumes are to die for.



I plan to continue even if watching butchering and surgery makes me, regrettably, a little sick.
dangermousie: (Chuno - hanbok)
...to announce that this has just become is [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie's newest drama boyfriend:



I have watched ep 3 with subs and the tentative has become official - Song Tae Ha is my drama boyfriend. He's basically a Korean Maximus (from Gladiator) only *gasp* even more incredible.

Kthnksbye,

Smitten Fangirl
dangermousie: (Chuno - hanbok)
...to announce that this has just become is [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie's newest drama boyfriend:



I have watched ep 3 with subs and the tentative has become official - Song Tae Ha is my drama boyfriend. He's basically a Korean Maximus (from Gladiator) only *gasp* even more incredible.

Kthnksbye,

Smitten Fangirl
dangermousie: (Chuno - hanbok)
...to announce that this has just become is [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie's newest drama boyfriend:



I have watched ep 3 with subs and the tentative has become official - Song Tae Ha is my drama boyfriend. He's basically a Korean Maximus (from Gladiator) only *gasp* even more incredible.

Kthnksbye,

Smitten Fangirl
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)


I really really watch to watch this!

(a) I love cheesy romance movies
(b) I adore Amanda Seyfried because of Veronica Mars and
(c) Channing Tatum is hot. He can't act but who cares - he does it for me hormonally like whoa. If men can like Megan Fox for her no-talent hotness, I can like Channing Tatum for same.
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)


I really really watch to watch this!

(a) I love cheesy romance movies
(b) I adore Amanda Seyfried because of Veronica Mars and
(c) Channing Tatum is hot. He can't act but who cares - he does it for me hormonally like whoa. If men can like Megan Fox for her no-talent hotness, I can like Channing Tatum for same.
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)


I really really watch to watch this!

(a) I love cheesy romance movies
(b) I adore Amanda Seyfried because of Veronica Mars and
(c) Channing Tatum is hot. He can't act but who cares - he does it for me hormonally like whoa. If men can like Megan Fox for her no-talent hotness, I can like Channing Tatum for same.

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