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1. Check out this gorgeous, shippy Faith MV:

2. I am currently following three dramas (Faith, Nice Guy, Five Fingers). This is pretty much a perfect number because it's enough to sate my drama love while giving me enough free time for other things. And it looks like the 'three' pattern will continue for the rest of the year. Faith ends next week (sob!) but I Miss You starts that same week (different channel. I have no interest in Faith's replacement drama - it's very much not my thing). Five Fingers will be replaced by Cheonamdong Alice, which I need to watch because Park Shi Ho! and Nice Guy is being replaced by Jeon Woo Chi, which I definitely plan to check out due to my love of fantasy and plot, and just hope Cha Tae Hyun will surprise me and make my dislike of him disappear.

3. In addition to the above, the only (possibly) winter dramas on my radar are:

* This Winter The Wind Blows - the dark romance melodrama from the amazing Noh Hee Kyung, with Jo In Sung, Song Hye Kyo, Kim Bum, Park Eunji. The only way I am missing checking it out is if I get hit by the bus
* IRIS 2 - I get to see Jang Hyuk and Lee Da Hae romance each other again. Everything else is immaterial.
* That rumored Kang Ji Hwan/Hwang Jung Eum drama the plot of which sounds insane. But only if KJH is on board (it's by the people who made History of a Salaryman and humorous/satirical drama and I don't mix normally).
* Yoon Sang Hyun as an ahjusshi idol one. Because in my head it's a drama all about Oska :P Plus, I think the female lead in this one is much younger than the male lead (because male lead has been in a coma for forever and still thinks he's a twenty-something) and I want that, if for no other reason than as a counterpoint to endless noona romances out there.
* The Legend of the Half-Blood - Lee Seung Gi/Suzi sageuk fantasy. I mean!

Sadly, Joo Won's upcoming drama came off the list the moment they cast Choi Kang Hee. I am just going to pretend that drama doesn't exist. (Though people who keep complaining because RL Joo Won is babyish/immature thus the ten-year-difference is exacerbated must be people who have somehow managed to skip Gaksital, Ojakgyo Brothers and Baker King - i.e., every drama Joo Won has ever made. In all of them he has played dark, manly characters older than his age. His RL persona and his on-screen one are 180 degrees different).

4. I've seen interest in sageuks spike on my flist due to Faith. So, if you haven't yet watched Chuno (also known as Slave Hunters), I am totally here to push it. It's arguably my favorite sageuk, and follows Lee Dae Gil (Jang Hyuk), an aristocrat fallen on hard times who became a slave hunter, as he chases Song Tae Ha (Oh Ji Ho), an unjustly enslaved general who goes on the run to fulfill a secret mission. And then there is Un Nyun (Lee Da Hae), a woman who ends up being the love of both of their lives. This is pretty much a perfect drama in every way. And Tae Ha/Un Nyun- the aristocrat-turned-slave and slave-turned-aristocrat, were my favorite period drama OTP until the Faith OTP knocked them off that spot. (Song Tae Ha remains my favorite kdrama hero, however). Have a great unspoilery, trailer-type MV. The first half focuses on the fights etc and the second on the emotional beats of the story:

And a shippy MV (though, excellent though it is, it doesn't have all my favorite shippy scenes).

FWIW, this is one of the only two kdramas Mr. Mousie has ever watched.

Date: 2012-10-27 10:21 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I absolutely hate nonSaeguk melos but Jo In Sung is my kryptonite. I'll watch him in anything. Chuno is so awesome! Thank you Ms. Mousie, I'll have to check out your suggestions.

Date: 2012-10-28 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I like melos so JIS and melo is a combo made in heaven :P

Date: 2012-10-28 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weissman.livejournal.com
I am watching May Queen, Glass Mask, Faith, Full House 2 and am looking forward to King of Drams (because I love Jung Ryeo Won

Date: 2012-10-28 01:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
OMg, FH2? You are a brave man!

Date: 2012-10-28 02:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sisterjune.livejournal.com
You know I was on the fence about I Miss You and I probaly was gonna skip it in the end but Yoon Eun Hye AND Yoo Seung Ho? Damn now I have to watch it! I dont have any interest in Cheonamdong Alice
and Jeon Woo Chi. I think me and fantasy sageuks are just not gonna be friends. I mean I am gonna try my best to finish faith and arang but while I might manage to finish Arang I dont know if I'll get through Faith anytime soon tbh -_- (and I still havent seen the last two eps of ttby lol) Looking forward to This Winter The Wind Blows hopefully it has a less languid pace than Padam Padam. I mean the emotional scenes in Padam Padam were amazing. but I felt like I wasnt able to maintain my enthusiasm about it and I mean I STILL want to know what happened but I cant find recaps anywhere for it -_-
I never saw the original IRIS. Even though I enjoy action I usually like light hearted and fun action fair not the intense/deadly serious kind. Who knows why? So I probably wont watch IRIS 2 even though the main couple is a definite draw.
Conversely I am SO ready for that Kan ji hwan drama, he does comedy well and I enjoyed History of a Salaryman ALOT. I did have some reservations to where they took the story at the end but it wrapped itself up nicely I think. (Hopefully the ladies in this new drama get to do a little more this time and the only powerful woman isnt portrayed as an insane power hungry harpy -_-)
Yoon Sang Hyun is one of the few ajusshi actors I get rly excited about (what can I say? I like em young and pretty/cute lol) because he's so funny and this character is pretty much osaka part deux and I LOVED oska! (but who didnt rly?) So yeah I am watching this and I hope its as hilarious as it sounds. (not a big fan of ajusshi romances just cause like I said I like young cute guys but yoon is pretty charming so I dont mind rly if it happens here. if anything she might be more mature than he is XD)
I like Lee Seung Gi and Suzy but once again me and fantasy sageuks arent really bff and this premise doesnt rly catch my fancy. But if any of the above dramas fail I might fall back on this one.

Also I'm still very excited for Joo Won's drama and according to what I've read they will be acknowledging the age difference, ie there is gonna be tweaks from the movie version of the story so it fits this new cast better. Also I dont share the revulsion and dislike of Choi Kang hee everyone else does. I mean she doesnt seem that old and ugly to me? She's not one of my fave actresses but I enjoyed her in Protect the Boss and she sounds like she has a similar character here so I'm sure she'll do fine plus this setup is totally my thing so I cant wait! (Alas Jung Ryeo Won IS one of my fave actresses so I'll probably force myself to check out King of Dramas even though I have a feeling i'll be bored and I dont care for either the primary or secondary male leads -_-)

Date: 2012-10-28 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Re: Choi Kang Hee. I think she's unattractive/older than her age (she looked too old for Ji Sung in PtB and she is his biological age) but tbh, it's not even that. She comes across to me as an older version of Gu Hye Sun, down to rubber faces and lack of chemistry with leading men, and we all know how I feel about that. Plus, I love my spy stories intense and yeah...that is not going to be that (with the newest description, even if they cast an actress I like, I'd likely skip).

I finished PadamPadam and liked it through to the end but yeah, no idea about recaps.

I love JRW but King of Dramas is a big no for me in every other way, from the cliche-beyond-cliche story, to the male lead (both the actor and the character) and to the fact that 'about dramas' storyline has repeatedly been done excellently elsewhere. I figure that being one of about 6 people who watched and loved Ja Myung Go clears me as far as JRW fandom goes, for not checking out KoD.

Date: 2012-10-28 03:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sisterjune.livejournal.com
I dont mind Gu Hye Sun either tbh but alot of people dislike her acting and her face so I guess it makes sense then that Choi Kang hee is equally contentious among people. I mean ckh isnt my first choice either (or my third choice lol) but I dont hate her or her acting so unless she rly does a terrible job i wont be too bothered. tbh I'm more bothered by the difference in level of acting skill between her and Joo Won than I am by the age difference or her being too "plain" for joo won or w/e. (I honestly feel like in comedies if the heroine is too beautiful and glamorous it can be distracting from the humor for me? Like if she's supposed to be doing something humorous unless her looks are part of the humor like Jung ryeo won in salaryman the joke was often that she was disarmingly beautiful yet had a horrifying personality XD) Also are people srsly complaining Joo Won is too cute and childish in real life to portray this character in this drama? Like this guy is famous for portraying serious and dark characters by now I'd think. I mean the whole point of acting is to you know ACT not like play a glorified or flanderized version of yourself. and frankly I love how sweet and goofy real life Joo Won is, its a nice contrast to the roles he often plays. its kind of like TOP he often plays serious or badass characters (Like his roles in I am Sam and IRIS and his new role in a spy thriller) but in real life he's a wacky mamma's boy with multicolored hair and a collection of bearbricks. lol. I'm glad Joo Won gets to do a comedy now. I hope he gets cast in an actual noona romance comedy one day. Charming the pants off a stern professional lady with his adorable aegyo *__* (or it can be a melodrama I am easy to please lol)

Date: 2012-10-28 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rockharlequin.livejournal.com
Wahhh shippy mvs~

Tbh, mentally, theoretically, I want to watch Chuno, but I can never watch a full-on 100% sageuk.. it always has to be a fusion sageuk of some sort, else I can never sit through it.

Also, question: Does anyone have any fight-y/epic-y/funny faith mvs, besides the shippy ones? I dunno, I just want a laugh or an adrenaline rush~

And goddammit, the stupid tablet won't record my song >.<;;

Date: 2012-10-28 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I assure you, Chuno is fusion sageuk, not a 'regular' one like Yi San or Jumong or Queen Seon Deok.

I've seen some fighting MVs for Faith so they are out there :)

Hope you feel better!

Date: 2012-10-28 08:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottishlass.livejournal.com
There is this hilarious MV with fight sceens and some other cute stuff with Psy's Oppa Gangnam Style but kill me I don't know what it was called :(

Same here with sageuks ... I really had to force myself with The Moon That Embraces The Sun. Fusion sageuk is more my thing, too.

Date: 2012-10-28 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottishlass.livejournal.com
I checked out Chuno and I liked it, I wasn't as invested in it as I was in Faith or even The Princess Man, but it was okay. Which reminds me I still have to write up a real review for TPM :)

Date: 2012-10-28 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I think Chuno is the best sageuk I've seen (MMV and all that) but Faith is the swooniest...

Date: 2012-10-28 10:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottishlass.livejournal.com
I watched it ... and I just can't stand LDH. So I ffw through most of her scenes alone. But I really loved JH in it. This guy can do tormented really well and I bawled at the end when he died.

Date: 2012-10-28 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Heee, LDH is one of the few kdrama actresses who I adore and will watch in anything. But I still love you, Una :)

Date: 2012-10-28 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottishlass.livejournal.com
And I love you too, despite LDH :D

I don't know why ... perhaps it is her voice or something .. I just can't stand her .. ALTHOUGH!!! I enjoyed Robbers and she wasn't so annoying to me there.

Date: 2012-10-28 10:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] algelic.livejournal.com
I don't plan on watching "I Miss You". I just have a bad feeling about it, something that puts me off. Maybe if I'm really bored I'll watch an episode... or if people tell me it's unbelievably good.

Other than that, everything in your list interests me EXCEPT the ahjusshi idol drama.

Another drama I'm VERY excited about, which premieres TOMORROW: "Can We Get Married?"

THE LEADS! The lead actress from Playful Kiss (she was the only good thing about that drama) and the lead actor from Shut Up Flower Boy Band!! And good kissing!

This is a cable drama, of course. And my expectations for cable dramas are now quite high.

Date: 2012-10-28 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanatothemax.livejournal.com
That kiss!!! The editing! I don't understand a word of this, but I totally want to watch it now! Thanks for sharing.

Date: 2012-10-28 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Hmmm, I avoid romcoms but the cast is tempting...

Date: 2012-10-28 11:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] linfer.livejournal.com
Those new dramas all sound amazing and I had completely forgotten about Jeon Woo-chi. Plus IRIS 2 has Jang Hyuk and Lee Dae-hee? Omg :D

Love the Faith MV, thank you :)

Date: 2012-10-28 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yeah, without LDH/JH combo, I would have been so-so about IRIS 2 but as it is, I am stoked!

Date: 2012-10-29 03:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] your-insomnia.livejournal.com
Strangely, watching those Chuno MVs did not make me feel compelled to check it out at all. It just made me think of how much I don't want to see Faith end and how much I don't want to watch anything else :(

Btw, that Faith MV is wonderful, thanks for sharing.

Date: 2012-10-30 12:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I am just trying to distract myself from Faith :)


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