Mar. 12th, 2012

dangermousie: (Mary by coloures)
I felt in the mood for something sunny and happy-making this morning, and something I haven't watched to death. Solution? I finally finished Mary Stayed Out All Night (Marry Me Mary), a so-very-flawed but oh-so-darling drama from 2010.



I very rarely care for kdrama romcoms but I went rabid for MMM when it aired. Its quirky, offbeat vibe appealed to me and I really fell for its protagonists, Mary and Mugyul, and the ridiculous chemistry between Moon Geun Young and Jang Geun Seok (in fact, MMM was the drama that converted me to a JGS fangirl - prior to it I was actually a bit of an anti). The problem was everything else - every other character was annoying and/or boring, the script derailed and kept derailing like a rollecoaster about to collapse (at one point, the writer apparently considered killing off Mugyul, only to be thwarted by JGS. You have to have seen the drama to realize how insane that was from plot, character and vibe standpoint).

MMM was, by no definition of the word, a good drama. And yet I loved it. It belongs to that small but treasured categories of dramas where you know they are, objectively, bad, but the OTP is so lovely, you don't care. (Myung Wol the Spy is another drama like that. So was Lie to Me for a lot of people, though not me).

I bailed after ep 12, but I felt in the mood today, and finished it, with selective fastfowarding (i.e., every scene without our OTP). And my verdict stands - very flawed, appallingly written (oh, what they could have done with the writer of Shut Up! It could have been a lovely story about musicians, hipsters, hippies et al.), but the OTP just makes me forget everything and feels my heart with joy and love.

Darling darling caps of my darling darling OTP from ep 16. I dare you not to love them. )

Have an adorable MV:

dangermousie: (Mary by coloures)
I felt in the mood for something sunny and happy-making this morning, and something I haven't watched to death. Solution? I finally finished Mary Stayed Out All Night (Marry Me Mary), a so-very-flawed but oh-so-darling drama from 2010.



I very rarely care for kdrama romcoms but I went rabid for MMM when it aired. Its quirky, offbeat vibe appealed to me and I really fell for its protagonists, Mary and Mugyul, and the ridiculous chemistry between Moon Geun Young and Jang Geun Seok (in fact, MMM was the drama that converted me to a JGS fangirl - prior to it I was actually a bit of an anti). The problem was everything else - every other character was annoying and/or boring, the script derailed and kept derailing like a rollecoaster about to collapse (at one point, the writer apparently considered killing off Mugyul, only to be thwarted by JGS. You have to have seen the drama to realize how insane that was from plot, character and vibe standpoint).

MMM was, by no definition of the word, a good drama. And yet I loved it. It belongs to that small but treasured categories of dramas where you know they are, objectively, bad, but the OTP is so lovely, you don't care. (Myung Wol the Spy is another drama like that. So was Lie to Me for a lot of people, though not me).

I bailed after ep 12, but I felt in the mood today, and finished it, with selective fastfowarding (i.e., every scene without our OTP). And my verdict stands - very flawed, appallingly written (oh, what they could have done with the writer of Shut Up! It could have been a lovely story about musicians, hipsters, hippies et al.), but the OTP just makes me forget everything and feels my heart with joy and love.

Darling darling caps of my darling darling OTP from ep 16. I dare you not to love them. )

Have an adorable MV:

dangermousie: (Mary by coloures)
I felt in the mood for something sunny and happy-making this morning, and something I haven't watched to death. Solution? I finally finished Mary Stayed Out All Night (Marry Me Mary), a so-very-flawed but oh-so-darling drama from 2010.



I very rarely care for kdrama romcoms but I went rabid for MMM when it aired. Its quirky, offbeat vibe appealed to me and I really fell for its protagonists, Mary and Mugyul, and the ridiculous chemistry between Moon Geun Young and Jang Geun Seok (in fact, MMM was the drama that converted me to a JGS fangirl - prior to it I was actually a bit of an anti). The problem was everything else - every other character was annoying and/or boring, the script derailed and kept derailing like a rollecoaster about to collapse (at one point, the writer apparently considered killing off Mugyul, only to be thwarted by JGS. You have to have seen the drama to realize how insane that was from plot, character and vibe standpoint).

MMM was, by no definition of the word, a good drama. And yet I loved it. It belongs to that small but treasured categories of dramas where you know they are, objectively, bad, but the OTP is so lovely, you don't care. (Myung Wol the Spy is another drama like that. So was Lie to Me for a lot of people, though not me).

I bailed after ep 12, but I felt in the mood today, and finished it, with selective fastfowarding (i.e., every scene without our OTP). And my verdict stands - very flawed, appallingly written (oh, what they could have done with the writer of Shut Up! It could have been a lovely story about musicians, hipsters, hippies et al.), but the OTP just makes me forget everything and feels my heart with joy and love.

Darling darling caps of my darling darling OTP from ep 16. I dare you not to love them. )

Have an adorable MV:

Random...

Mar. 12th, 2012 09:35 pm
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
1. I am clearing some of my drama backlog, which means I am back to Me Too, Flower, a drama I enjoyed when I watched until I got sidetracked. Just finished ep 11 and I've remembered how on-key, lovely it is when it deals with its damaged yet hopeful protagonists and their dealings with the world and each other. I've rarely seen a drama couple that fits each other and needs each other so well because of their damage. (It's like a much lighter version of Bali). And yet, I pretty much am bored with everything else in this - the business storyline, Bong Sun's sister, the shrink, the annoying Hwa Young, who seems to have borrowed crazy secondary girl's playbook from circa 2002 (I love hating a good secondary like 'let me frame your husband for rape so you'll be forced to leave him in exchange for his freedom' dude in DGCH, but HY isn't even that fun to hate and I really wish someone less cool and less of a Mousie favorite than Han Go Eun played her).

2. Not watching Dream High 2 (though will likely do a selective watch once its over) but the soompi thread is ridiculously entertaining - combo of idol actors and the fact that even as of ep 13 the OTPs are not set in stone , the flamebait is strong.

Though it looks like JB and Hyesang will be the OTP - seeing that they start out as idol and his fangirl, that's pretty much THE fangirl fantasy there. I am enough of a shoujo fan (and a fan of silly poppy bubblegum) to turn in for that (or once I am sure which OTP is the endgame. I am not big on guessing wrong). This MV does a very good job of selling them:



Oh, and this confession is ridiculously cheesy and oddly cute and the acting makes me giggle. I am sold (turn on cc for subs).



Also, apparently the synospis for ep 14 includes the following: While giving chase to [Hyesung], JB was knocked down by a fast moving truck on the road because he was trying to save a little boy who was retrieving his ball. Bwahahahahahahaha! I must watch this gem. A Choi Ji Woo melo circa 2002 called and wants its plot back :P

Random...

Mar. 12th, 2012 09:35 pm
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
1. I am clearing some of my drama backlog, which means I am back to Me Too, Flower, a drama I enjoyed when I watched until I got sidetracked. Just finished ep 11 and I've remembered how on-key, lovely it is when it deals with its damaged yet hopeful protagonists and their dealings with the world and each other. I've rarely seen a drama couple that fits each other and needs each other so well because of their damage. (It's like a much lighter version of Bali). And yet, I pretty much am bored with everything else in this - the business storyline, Bong Sun's sister, the shrink, the annoying Hwa Young, who seems to have borrowed crazy secondary girl's playbook from circa 2002 (I love hating a good secondary like 'let me frame your husband for rape so you'll be forced to leave him in exchange for his freedom' dude in DGCH, but HY isn't even that fun to hate and I really wish someone less cool and less of a Mousie favorite than Han Go Eun played her).

2. Not watching Dream High 2 (though will likely do a selective watch once its over) but the soompi thread is ridiculously entertaining - combo of idol actors and the fact that even as of ep 13 the OTPs are not set in stone , the flamebait is strong.

Though it looks like JB and Hyesang will be the OTP - seeing that they start out as idol and his fangirl, that's pretty much THE fangirl fantasy there. I am enough of a shoujo fan (and a fan of silly poppy bubblegum) to turn in for that (or once I am sure which OTP is the endgame. I am not big on guessing wrong). This MV does a very good job of selling them:



Oh, and this confession is ridiculously cheesy and oddly cute and the acting makes me giggle. I am sold (turn on cc for subs).



Also, apparently the synospis for ep 14 includes the following: While giving chase to [Hyesung], JB was knocked down by a fast moving truck on the road because he was trying to save a little boy who was retrieving his ball. Bwahahahahahahaha! I must watch this gem. A Choi Ji Woo melo circa 2002 called and wants its plot back :P

Random...

Mar. 12th, 2012 09:35 pm
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru/Rin by meganbmoore)
1. I am clearing some of my drama backlog, which means I am back to Me Too, Flower, a drama I enjoyed when I watched until I got sidetracked. Just finished ep 11 and I've remembered how on-key, lovely it is when it deals with its damaged yet hopeful protagonists and their dealings with the world and each other. I've rarely seen a drama couple that fits each other and needs each other so well because of their damage. (It's like a much lighter version of Bali). And yet, I pretty much am bored with everything else in this - the business storyline, Bong Sun's sister, the shrink, the annoying Hwa Young, who seems to have borrowed crazy secondary girl's playbook from circa 2002 (I love hating a good secondary like 'let me frame your husband for rape so you'll be forced to leave him in exchange for his freedom' dude in DGCH, but HY isn't even that fun to hate and I really wish someone less cool and less of a Mousie favorite than Han Go Eun played her).

2. Not watching Dream High 2 (though will likely do a selective watch once its over) but the soompi thread is ridiculously entertaining - combo of idol actors and the fact that even as of ep 13 the OTPs are not set in stone , the flamebait is strong.

Though it looks like JB and Hyesang will be the OTP - seeing that they start out as idol and his fangirl, that's pretty much THE fangirl fantasy there. I am enough of a shoujo fan (and a fan of silly poppy bubblegum) to turn in for that (or once I am sure which OTP is the endgame. I am not big on guessing wrong). This MV does a very good job of selling them:



Oh, and this confession is ridiculously cheesy and oddly cute and the acting makes me giggle. I am sold (turn on cc for subs).



Also, apparently the synospis for ep 14 includes the following: While giving chase to [Hyesung], JB was knocked down by a fast moving truck on the road because he was trying to save a little boy who was retrieving his ball. Bwahahahahahahaha! I must watch this gem. A Choi Ji Woo melo circa 2002 called and wants its plot back :P

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