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If there is one thing watching the first 5 eps of the daily tVn drama Glass Mask confirmed to me, is that Seo Woo is a Goddess. Why she picked a daily drama of all things, I will never know.

If I stick with GM (undecided as of yet), it will only be due to my love of her. Dailies, with their millions of episodes, are not normally my thing, and this one is very very makjang, with birth and other secrets by the bucket. More importantly, I don't think I could stand to watch Seo Woo's family any longer - her stepmother is evil and abusive and should be shot out of a cannon, her stepsister is a sociopath (I mean that literally - she drops Seo Woo off a cliff in the prologue and as we learn during childhood portions was always a pyromaniac, thieving bad seed), and her adopted father seems to love her yet doesn't prevent the rest of his family from abusing his supposedly beloved daughter (his wife dumps heroine on some far street in the rain and he still doesn't divorce her or anything. Instead, he offers to return Seo Woo back to the orphanage for family harmony. Some loving parent you are!)

Watching that sort of thing any longer is going to give me ulcers. About the only thing that is ulcer-free is her interactions with (I think) her future OTP because they are cuter than puppies and make me wish he and Seo Woo were instead doing a 16-ep romcom together. I mean, she sees him climbing over a fence, assumes he is a thief, yanks him back, he falls on her and this happens:

I mean, we know they are the OTP now :) And then she roughs him up and slaps handcuffs on him:

And drags him to the police station:

I ship them already.

Now, if only her family would all die in a freak chainsaw accident, I could watch this in peace.

Instead, I bet they will abuse her some more, she will realize her adopted Daddy shot her birthmom and framed her birthdad for murder, her stepsis is a psycho (though why she hasn't figured it out yet, I don't know) and I bet, I just bet, the stepsis will want the same guy. This is how it always works!

I don't think I could put up with a 100 episodes of 'let's mistreat Seo Woo' show. I am sure she will eventually go Terminator on their ass, but I don't think I could hang on that long. I might tune in once she goes around getting her own back, though.

Date: 2012-10-08 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanaenam.livejournal.com
Hm... She should get together with Yoo Ji Ho.

Date: 2012-10-08 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
LOL true. Though this family makes Ji Ho's family seem awesome - at least 'mom' treated him well until recently (even with evil motives, but he didn't know that) and he believed she saved him from fire until recently. And little psycho bro wasn't around much...

Date: 2012-10-08 07:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sundae-sweet.livejournal.com
Seo Woo has a new drama? I may actually have to jump back into kdramas if that's the case. That girl is like a siren call.

Date: 2012-10-08 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
She's awesome, I just wished she picked dramas that appealed to me more.

Date: 2012-10-08 07:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanjae.livejournal.com
OMG. That's Park Jin Woo! Damn, now I'm actually tempted to try Glass Mask despite my abhorence of makjang revenge plots and daily dramas. Why, why would Park Jin Woo reappear after 3-4 years on a cable daily?!

And Seo Woo's adopted family sounds about as sane as the family of the May Queen heroine.

Date: 2012-10-08 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
They actually have got a surprisingly good cast for a cable daily. No idea why. Honestly, why did all these people sign up for it?

Date: 2012-10-08 02:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanjae.livejournal.com
I guess even tvN with its track record couldn't keep away from the awful makjang dailies, huh? I can understand Lee Ji Hoon and Park Jin Woo in this, to a certain extent - they're both making comebacks after a long time and they were always B-list at best, so dailies are their best bet for lead/second-lead roles. Actually, now that I think about it, both of them have been in terrible daily dramas before - Lee Ji Hoon was in You are My Destiny and I Can't Stop, and Park Jin Woo was in I'll Give You Everything (so nonsensical).

Seo Woo is the biggest puzzle to me - at one stage she looks like she was heading for BIG THINGS after bursting onto the scene with Tamra, the Island, which was critically acclaimed despite terrible ratings. But after Cinderella's Sister, she's been on a steady downwards trajectory. I mean, 1 weekend makjang family drama, 2 dailies and a 2-episode cable short drama? Whyyy.

Date: 2012-10-09 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hipployta.livejournal.com
Flames of Ambition was clearing 20% at the end though...so weekend makjang dramas remain loved in Korea

Date: 2012-10-10 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanjae.livejournal.com
Unfortunately, high ratings is not indicative of quality. Dailies regularly break the 30-40% barrier, but they're generally absolute crap.

Date: 2012-10-08 07:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timescout.livejournal.com
LOL! You need stamina to watch dailies, especially if they happen to be swimming in makjang like this one seems to be.

I've only watched one daily which wasn't a sitcom and that was quite enough, even though the plot was more or less sane and I liked most of the characters, plus the OTP was adorable.

Date: 2012-10-08 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I really can't - the running time is equivalent to a 60 ep 'proper' drama. Seeing that I want to boil most of these people in oil, I am not sticking around.

Date: 2012-10-08 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timescout.livejournal.com
Yeah, how you feel about the characters does definitely matter in a long drama.

E.g I love ILiCDD but then I love the whole cast of characters... well, I love everything about it actually, LOL! It may well end up being my favourite drama this year and it's a 170 epi sitcom.... without subs for the most part. XD Somehow never pegged that ever happening.

Date: 2012-10-08 09:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] algelic.livejournal.com
Wow I already decided that I wouldn't get 10 feet close to this drama. But I hadn't noticed the lead actress (now that I did... still don't want it).

I thought that after "Flames of Ambition/Desire" she would stay the hell away from makjangs! But I guess that's what she actually loves... go figure!

Date: 2012-10-08 01:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yeah, I don't get it. I'd have thought FoD would have been enough makjang for a lifetime.

Date: 2012-10-08 09:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] algelic.livejournal.com
PS: Mousie, you should finish "Answer me 1997"!

Date: 2012-10-08 01:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I will, one of these days. :)

Date: 2012-10-08 02:59 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Glass mask is really good. But her step sister is INSANE! Literally what she's doing is now is only the beginning after you pass episode 20 you would wish Seo Woo turn evil ASAP! If it wasn't for the OTP and Seo Woo I would've stopped watching as Makjang ain't my thing.

The only character I like is Seo Woo, Park Jin Woo, and Seo woos sweet brother! He defended her! Unlike her adopted father!

Date: 2012-10-10 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com

The only character I like is Seo Woo, Park Jin Woo, and Seo woos sweet brother! He defended her! Unlike her adopted father!


Date: 2012-10-08 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] popaddict.livejournal.com
I'm glad somebody else is watching. It is really makjang but for some reason I reaally like Seo Woo, so once I saw her picture posted I was all in. At least this is getting subbed. The only other k-drama I'm watching right now, My Daughter Seo-young, is not even subbed but I love it and am obsessed.

The things we do for the love of dramas.

Date: 2012-10-10 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yeah, I love her too and now I am sucked in...

I am glad it's getting subbed (shocked but glad).


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