dangermousie: (Capital Scandal secondary otp by meganbm)



No surprise that this was another gorgeous ep, though I confess wishing just a tiny smidgeon more time was spent on our young lovers (I am clearly insatiable when it comes to them).

You can tell how much Hana throws Jun off-kilter and despite his trying to fight it (not picking up her call, 'showing off' by having model shoots when she shows up, etc.), his fight is hopeless. He does all sorts of things he normally never does - apologizes, chases after her, ditches nightclubs and pick-ups. You are a goner, boy!

But I confess my favorite scene in this episode did not involve them - it was the heart-stopping last scene between In Ha and Yoon Hee, when they pass each other on the street, and who she is registers just a bit too late for him, but then he takes off running and they meet. So much emotion and longing there. While with Hana and Jun it is a start of a romance - uncertainty, prickliness, one step forward and two steps back, with In Ha and Yoon Hee it's old love denied, and it's immensely powerful.

(Caps of two gorgeous scenes with two gorgeous OTPs) )

One of the things I really love about LR is the way it shows the fall-out of a love affair gone wrong. In a lesser drama, YH and IH's unfulfilled romance would have existed in a vacuum, but it is not the case here. We don't really know much about Yoon Hee's husband and married life other than he's dead and, seeing how warm and well-adjusted Hana is, Hana's upbringing and family atmosphere must have been good. But it's different with In Ha. The fact that he could not let go of Yoon Hee, could not open up again, wrecked more than his life. I never liked Hye Jung and she certainly went into the marriage with eyes wide open - she knew In Ha loved Yoon Hee and still went for it, and that is after crazy secondary girl antics. But Hye Jung of 70s was a fun, hopeful girl even if spoiled and solipsistic. The Hye Jung of 30 years later is a (sort-of-former) alcoholic who has been robbed of any promise of her youth by incessantly yearning for and trying to manipulate the man who feels no love for her. No wonder Jun has trust issues and views romantic love with all the enthusiasm of a man finding a bug in his soup - he grew up with an emotionally distant father (that scene with Yoon Hee is the first time we see older In Ha truly there) and a manipulative, desperate mother who did not respect herself because of love and who used her son as a way to try to get her ex-husband back. Yeah.
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I am exhausted, so have some caps from eps 7 and 8 without much in the way of comment.

I really loved seeing everyone, especially Jae Ha (these eps really belonged to Lee Seung Gi) coping with the new world.

I still fail to see the necessity of the (implied) sex scene - the emotional climax of the whole episode (let alone that scene) was Jae Ha actually finally allowing himself to break down and crying in Hang Ah's arms, allowing her in closer than anyone else ever. Sex just seemed not necessary at that point - sure, if they were a couple together for a while, who had sex many a time before, it would be fine. But an OTP's first time (and Hang Ah's first time ever?) entirely off-screen, as an afterthought, is kinda bizarre. Plus, having comfort-your-SO sex as a first time is really quite depressing. Ugh. The more I think about it, the less I like the choice. It was wrong for the scene, wrong for the romance, and wrongish for the characters. The only reason I can think of is that they wanted to have a baby in the future for plot reasons or something but still - first of all, I don't like baby plots in thrillers/romances, and second of all, there should have been a better way to get there and have a sex scene that meant something.

(Anyway, enough griping, have some caps) )
dangermousie: (Default)
I am exhausted, so have some caps from eps 7 and 8 without much in the way of comment.

I really loved seeing everyone, especially Jae Ha (these eps really belonged to Lee Seung Gi) coping with the new world.

I still fail to see the necessity of the (implied) sex scene - the emotional climax of the whole episode (let alone that scene) was Jae Ha actually finally allowing himself to break down and crying in Hang Ah's arms, allowing her in closer than anyone else ever. Sex just seemed not necessary at that point - sure, if they were a couple together for a while, who had sex many a time before, it would be fine. But an OTP's first time (and Hang Ah's first time ever?) entirely off-screen, as an afterthought, is kinda bizarre. Plus, having comfort-your-SO sex as a first time is really quite depressing. Ugh. The more I think about it, the less I like the choice. It was wrong for the scene, wrong for the romance, and wrongish for the characters. The only reason I can think of is that they wanted to have a baby in the future for plot reasons or something but still - first of all, I don't like baby plots in thrillers/romances, and second of all, there should have been a better way to get there and have a sex scene that meant something.

(Anyway, enough griping, have some caps) )
dangermousie: (Default)
I am exhausted, so have some caps from eps 7 and 8 without much in the way of comment.

I really loved seeing everyone, especially Jae Ha (these eps really belonged to Lee Seung Gi) coping with the new world.

I still fail to see the necessity of the (implied) sex scene - the emotional climax of the whole episode (let alone that scene) was Jae Ha actually finally allowing himself to break down and crying in Hang Ah's arms, allowing her in closer than anyone else ever. Sex just seemed not necessary at that point - sure, if they were a couple together for a while, who had sex many a time before, it would be fine. But an OTP's first time (and Hang Ah's first time ever?) entirely off-screen, as an afterthought, is kinda bizarre. Plus, having comfort-your-SO sex as a first time is really quite depressing. Ugh. The more I think about it, the less I like the choice. It was wrong for the scene, wrong for the romance, and wrongish for the characters. The only reason I can think of is that they wanted to have a baby in the future for plot reasons or something but still - first of all, I don't like baby plots in thrillers/romances, and second of all, there should have been a better way to get there and have a sex scene that meant something.

(Anyway, enough griping, have some caps) )
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I was going to make a lengthy Love Rain ep 7 post but I am exhausted so it will have to wait until tomorrow.



Have this to compensate:

My heart!!!!
dangermousie: (Default)
I was going to make a lengthy Love Rain ep 7 post but I am exhausted so it will have to wait until tomorrow.



Have this to compensate:

My heart!!!!
dangermousie: (Default)
I was going to make a lengthy Love Rain ep 7 post but I am exhausted so it will have to wait until tomorrow.



Have this to compensate:

My heart!!!!
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Seeing that I gritted my teeth through most of ep 7 with extreme fast-forwarding, motivated by a bizarre sense of duty, I think it's time to call it quits.

The fish-out-of-water humor is gone and nothing I like replaced it. I find family and business and whose-mother-is-that entirely tedious (the mother mess is likely what was the final strike), the teletubbies somehow got dull, and even the only two characters I previously liked - the leads - are now boring me. Plus, I have to face that while Yoochun and HJM had plenty of chemistry with costars elsewhere, there is close to nada here.

Oh well, Queen Inhyun's Man is about to start so maybe I will have a time-travel replacement.


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Seeing that I gritted my teeth through most of ep 7 with extreme fast-forwarding, motivated by a bizarre sense of duty, I think it's time to call it quits.

The fish-out-of-water humor is gone and nothing I like replaced it. I find family and business and whose-mother-is-that entirely tedious (the mother mess is likely what was the final strike), the teletubbies somehow got dull, and even the only two characters I previously liked - the leads - are now boring me. Plus, I have to face that while Yoochun and HJM had plenty of chemistry with costars elsewhere, there is close to nada here.

Oh well, Queen Inhyun's Man is about to start so maybe I will have a time-travel replacement.


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Seeing that I gritted my teeth through most of ep 7 with extreme fast-forwarding, motivated by a bizarre sense of duty, I think it's time to call it quits.

The fish-out-of-water humor is gone and nothing I like replaced it. I find family and business and whose-mother-is-that entirely tedious (the mother mess is likely what was the final strike), the teletubbies somehow got dull, and even the only two characters I previously liked - the leads - are now boring me. Plus, I have to face that while Yoochun and HJM had plenty of chemistry with costars elsewhere, there is close to nada here.

Oh well, Queen Inhyun's Man is about to start so maybe I will have a time-travel replacement.


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dangermousie: (CH: YS gun by meganbmoore)
Even though I haven't seen ep 7 yet (still travelling, ergo haven't gotten to replies or other committments, sorry), have the preview for ep 8, which is the only spoiler I've allowed myself:



Somehow, against all odds, it is Love Rain that ended up being my favorite among the current crop, the one I obsess over and cannot wait for and dream about (the last one is pathetic but true).

I am almost as invested in In Ha and Yoon Hee, older but still loving, as I am in Jun and Hana, who are hitting all my romance tropes out of the park. Two very different sets of lovers (you can so see the young In Ha and Yoon Hee in their older selves) in one drama. What more can a girl ask for?
dangermousie: (CH: YS gun by meganbmoore)
Even though I haven't seen ep 7 yet (still travelling, ergo haven't gotten to replies or other committments, sorry), have the preview for ep 8, which is the only spoiler I've allowed myself:



Somehow, against all odds, it is Love Rain that ended up being my favorite among the current crop, the one I obsess over and cannot wait for and dream about (the last one is pathetic but true).

I am almost as invested in In Ha and Yoon Hee, older but still loving, as I am in Jun and Hana, who are hitting all my romance tropes out of the park. Two very different sets of lovers (you can so see the young In Ha and Yoon Hee in their older selves) in one drama. What more can a girl ask for?
dangermousie: (CH: YS gun by meganbmoore)
Even though I haven't seen ep 7 yet (still travelling, ergo haven't gotten to replies or other committments, sorry), have the preview for ep 8, which is the only spoiler I've allowed myself:



Somehow, against all odds, it is Love Rain that ended up being my favorite among the current crop, the one I obsess over and cannot wait for and dream about (the last one is pathetic but true).

I am almost as invested in In Ha and Yoon Hee, older but still loving, as I am in Jun and Hana, who are hitting all my romance tropes out of the park. Two very different sets of lovers (you can so see the young In Ha and Yoon Hee in their older selves) in one drama. What more can a girl ask for?
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
Apparently, while both Rooftop Prince and King 2 Hearts preempted their episodes yesterday due to election (The Equator Man kept its normal schedule), only K2H is showing double the eps today. RP is only showing ep 7 because ep 8 is not yet ready (they are filming this close to the air date? Already?! Not good). So just FYI.

I confess that I am fine with it. If the situation was reversed and K2H was the one which only had one ep, I'd be tearing out my hair, but while I like RP, it doesn't ignite any passionate attachment in me so...eh.

Have a K2H MV from AyaChan. She used to make amazing City Hunter MVs and I am glad to see she's just as good now:

dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
Apparently, while both Rooftop Prince and King 2 Hearts preempted their episodes yesterday due to election (The Equator Man kept its normal schedule), only K2H is showing double the eps today. RP is only showing ep 7 because ep 8 is not yet ready (they are filming this close to the air date? Already?! Not good). So just FYI.

I confess that I am fine with it. If the situation was reversed and K2H was the one which only had one ep, I'd be tearing out my hair, but while I like RP, it doesn't ignite any passionate attachment in me so...eh.

Have a K2H MV from AyaChan. She used to make amazing City Hunter MVs and I am glad to see she's just as good now:

dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)
Apparently, while both Rooftop Prince and King 2 Hearts preempted their episodes yesterday due to election (The Equator Man kept its normal schedule), only K2H is showing double the eps today. RP is only showing ep 7 because ep 8 is not yet ready (they are filming this close to the air date? Already?! Not good). So just FYI.

I confess that I am fine with it. If the situation was reversed and K2H was the one which only had one ep, I'd be tearing out my hair, but while I like RP, it doesn't ignite any passionate attachment in me so...eh.

Have a K2H MV from AyaChan. She used to make amazing City Hunter MVs and I am glad to see she's just as good now:

dangermousie: (Chuno - hands by alexandral)
These episodes switch the focus from the 1970s to the present, from muted soft colors of the fall to the crisp clean colors of the winter.




I loved this drama from the first minute of the first episode, but it was with this week's episode that I became truly obsessed, upset that I didn't have all the episodes to marathon at once. We've left the dreamlike world with its shy, almost mute lovers and are now in the less charmed present - everything has acquired sharp edges - the characters, the relationships, even the cinematography that sometimes makes this feel like an indie movie. In Ha and Yoon Hee were the nostalgic dream but Jun and Hana are the present, the reality, people I can see passing by on the street. He's an impatient cynic who has little interest in love, his dreamer tendencies hidden, and it makes his utter helpless smitten state with Hana and refusal to process it, even more delicious. She is quirky, hot-tempered and blunt. In Ha's and Yoon Hee's relationship was simple, straightforward - all that stood between them was their desire not to hurt their friends - the relationship itself was pure and uncomplicated. But this won't be the case with Hana and Jun. JGS and Yoona give great performances - I see them as entirely different in this incarnation than in the past. YSH knows how to get the best out of his actors.

But you know what? Even with the modernity with its complexities and guardedness ever-present, this is still swoonily romantic - the most romantic thing I've seen all year. Nobody does the feeling of love the way YSH dramas so.

Lots of caps of gorgeousness )

I need the next ep asap.
dangermousie: (Chuno - hands by alexandral)
These episodes switch the focus from the 1970s to the present, from muted soft colors of the fall to the crisp clean colors of the winter.




I loved this drama from the first minute of the first episode, but it was with this week's episode that I became truly obsessed, upset that I didn't have all the episodes to marathon at once. We've left the dreamlike world with its shy, almost mute lovers and are now in the less charmed present - everything has acquired sharp edges - the characters, the relationships, even the cinematography that sometimes makes this feel like an indie movie. In Ha and Yoon Hee were the nostalgic dream but Jun and Hana are the present, the reality, people I can see passing by on the street. He's an impatient cynic who has little interest in love, his dreamer tendencies hidden, and it makes his utter helpless smitten state with Hana and refusal to process it, even more delicious. She is quirky, hot-tempered and blunt. In Ha's and Yoon Hee's relationship was simple, straightforward - all that stood between them was their desire not to hurt their friends - the relationship itself was pure and uncomplicated. But this won't be the case with Hana and Jun. JGS and Yoona give great performances - I see them as entirely different in this incarnation than in the past. YSH knows how to get the best out of his actors.

But you know what? Even with the modernity with its complexities and guardedness ever-present, this is still swoonily romantic - the most romantic thing I've seen all year. Nobody does the feeling of love the way YSH dramas so.

Lots of caps of gorgeousness )

I need the next ep asap.
dangermousie: (Chuno - hands by alexandral)
These episodes switch the focus from the 1970s to the present, from muted soft colors of the fall to the crisp clean colors of the winter.




I loved this drama from the first minute of the first episode, but it was with this week's episode that I became truly obsessed, upset that I didn't have all the episodes to marathon at once. We've left the dreamlike world with its shy, almost mute lovers and are now in the less charmed present - everything has acquired sharp edges - the characters, the relationships, even the cinematography that sometimes makes this feel like an indie movie. In Ha and Yoon Hee were the nostalgic dream but Jun and Hana are the present, the reality, people I can see passing by on the street. He's an impatient cynic who has little interest in love, his dreamer tendencies hidden, and it makes his utter helpless smitten state with Hana and refusal to process it, even more delicious. She is quirky, hot-tempered and blunt. In Ha's and Yoon Hee's relationship was simple, straightforward - all that stood between them was their desire not to hurt their friends - the relationship itself was pure and uncomplicated. But this won't be the case with Hana and Jun. JGS and Yoona give great performances - I see them as entirely different in this incarnation than in the past. YSH knows how to get the best out of his actors.

But you know what? Even with the modernity with its complexities and guardedness ever-present, this is still swoonily romantic - the most romantic thing I've seen all year. Nobody does the feeling of love the way YSH dramas so.

Lots of caps of gorgeousness )

I need the next ep asap.
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Proper post with a million caps coming, but I just wanted to say that with episodes 5 and 6, Love Rain went from being gorgeous to something I am rabidly obsessed about. Sorry, K2H, I still love you, but you have been dethroned as my favorite airing drama.

Perfect. Seriously seriously perfect.


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