dangermousie: (BSG: Lee by syliasyliasylia)
Because I am so swamped, this is more of a reminder post to me of which dramas I am in the middle of/want to watch so I remember to come back to them.

MOVIES

Hana Yori Dango Final
Butterfly Lovers

JDRAMAS

Love Story
Ice World
My Boss My Hero
Love Shuffle
Mei-Chan no...

TWDRAMAS

Starlit
Defeated Queen
To Get Her
Concerto

KDRAMAS

Boys Over Flowers
Iljimae
Cain & Abel
Romance
(Snow Queen)
(Which Star Are You From)
Sang Do
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Yes, I finally watched ep 16 of BOF. It took me all day but was well worth it.

Liveblogging ep 16 )
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Yes, I finally watched ep 16 of BOF. It took me all day but was well worth it.

Liveblogging ep 16 )
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Yes, I finally watched ep 16 of BOF. It took me all day but was well worth it.

Liveblogging ep 16 )
dangermousie: (Iljimae 1 by alexandral)
1. It's rather neat to see Jun Pyo growing up in this latest ep. Since Ji Hoo is already a grown-up, that will bring the total of grown-ups in F4 to two. Heh.

2. My liveblog for ep 14 got quoted on soompi (and dramabeans comments). I feel famous :D Of course, now even more people know I am obsessive and immature :)

3. Darth Mama could really benefit from being exposed to dramas. I bet she doesn't watch any, but somebody should do her a favor and give her a copy of 'What Happened in Bali.' Then she will realize that keeping your rich but dysfunctional off-spring from the poor, spunky girl he loves and who is his sole outlet to sanity, isolating him from his friends, and ignoring signs of obvious break-down is bad bad bad bad. Well, I suppose as long as Jun Pyo doesn't buy a gun. (Seriously, I know I said it before, but Bali is such a more grown-up and much much darker Hanadan).

4. You know, I think I realized why the whole "pushing someone away while secretly loving them" trope is so popular and successful in dramas - it's sort of a secret wish of a lot of women, IMO. Because come on, gals. I am sure we have all had a bad break-up at one point and/or been dumped. Anf then you so want to think that you didn't misjudge the person, didn't waste your emotions. And you might even still like them, too. And can't help but hope, however absurd you know that hope is, that he didn't mean it, or has good reason for it, or whatever - that he is not a stone cold jerk.

5. Apparently Korean Broadcasting Commission is having a special hearing because it is so concerned with all the violence and sex (sex????? There was sex???? LEAD ME TO IT! Can we take it as governmental confirmation that Jandi and Jun Pyo did the deed in the cabin? :D) in Hanadan. You have gotta be kidding me. There is more violence in one episode of (Return of) Iljimae or Time Between Dog and Wolf than there is in the entirety of Hanadan. And as to sex, unless they are watching some different version (which I desperately want), there is none! And also, I don't remember any outcries about dramas like La Dolce Vita or Que Sera Sera, both of which had some serious sex scenes! Come on, people! Or maybe they think teenagers don't experience violence or hormones and only magically come into acquaintance with both once they turn 21 or whatever the age of majority is in Korea?

6. I really want to watch Hyun Joong's eps of 'We Got Married.' Are there any downloadable versions with subs?

7. And now I am off to watch more of '(The Return of) Iljimae.' I got a number of eps to catch up with.
dangermousie: (Iljimae 1 by alexandral)
1. It's rather neat to see Jun Pyo growing up in this latest ep. Since Ji Hoo is already a grown-up, that will bring the total of grown-ups in F4 to two. Heh.

2. My liveblog for ep 14 got quoted on soompi (and dramabeans comments). I feel famous :D Of course, now even more people know I am obsessive and immature :)

3. Darth Mama could really benefit from being exposed to dramas. I bet she doesn't watch any, but somebody should do her a favor and give her a copy of 'What Happened in Bali.' Then she will realize that keeping your rich but dysfunctional off-spring from the poor, spunky girl he loves and who is his sole outlet to sanity, isolating him from his friends, and ignoring signs of obvious break-down is bad bad bad bad. Well, I suppose as long as Jun Pyo doesn't buy a gun. (Seriously, I know I said it before, but Bali is such a more grown-up and much much darker Hanadan).

4. You know, I think I realized why the whole "pushing someone away while secretly loving them" trope is so popular and successful in dramas - it's sort of a secret wish of a lot of women, IMO. Because come on, gals. I am sure we have all had a bad break-up at one point and/or been dumped. Anf then you so want to think that you didn't misjudge the person, didn't waste your emotions. And you might even still like them, too. And can't help but hope, however absurd you know that hope is, that he didn't mean it, or has good reason for it, or whatever - that he is not a stone cold jerk.

5. Apparently Korean Broadcasting Commission is having a special hearing because it is so concerned with all the violence and sex (sex????? There was sex???? LEAD ME TO IT! Can we take it as governmental confirmation that Jandi and Jun Pyo did the deed in the cabin? :D) in Hanadan. You have gotta be kidding me. There is more violence in one episode of (Return of) Iljimae or Time Between Dog and Wolf than there is in the entirety of Hanadan. And as to sex, unless they are watching some different version (which I desperately want), there is none! And also, I don't remember any outcries about dramas like La Dolce Vita or Que Sera Sera, both of which had some serious sex scenes! Come on, people! Or maybe they think teenagers don't experience violence or hormones and only magically come into acquaintance with both once they turn 21 or whatever the age of majority is in Korea?

6. I really want to watch Hyun Joong's eps of 'We Got Married.' Are there any downloadable versions with subs?

7. And now I am off to watch more of '(The Return of) Iljimae.' I got a number of eps to catch up with.
dangermousie: (Iljimae 1 by alexandral)
1. It's rather neat to see Jun Pyo growing up in this latest ep. Since Ji Hoo is already a grown-up, that will bring the total of grown-ups in F4 to two. Heh.

2. My liveblog for ep 14 got quoted on soompi (and dramabeans comments). I feel famous :D Of course, now even more people know I am obsessive and immature :)

3. Darth Mama could really benefit from being exposed to dramas. I bet she doesn't watch any, but somebody should do her a favor and give her a copy of 'What Happened in Bali.' Then she will realize that keeping your rich but dysfunctional off-spring from the poor, spunky girl he loves and who is his sole outlet to sanity, isolating him from his friends, and ignoring signs of obvious break-down is bad bad bad bad. Well, I suppose as long as Jun Pyo doesn't buy a gun. (Seriously, I know I said it before, but Bali is such a more grown-up and much much darker Hanadan).

4. You know, I think I realized why the whole "pushing someone away while secretly loving them" trope is so popular and successful in dramas - it's sort of a secret wish of a lot of women, IMO. Because come on, gals. I am sure we have all had a bad break-up at one point and/or been dumped. Anf then you so want to think that you didn't misjudge the person, didn't waste your emotions. And you might even still like them, too. And can't help but hope, however absurd you know that hope is, that he didn't mean it, or has good reason for it, or whatever - that he is not a stone cold jerk.

5. Apparently Korean Broadcasting Commission is having a special hearing because it is so concerned with all the violence and sex (sex????? There was sex???? LEAD ME TO IT! Can we take it as governmental confirmation that Jandi and Jun Pyo did the deed in the cabin? :D) in Hanadan. You have gotta be kidding me. There is more violence in one episode of (Return of) Iljimae or Time Between Dog and Wolf than there is in the entirety of Hanadan. And as to sex, unless they are watching some different version (which I desperately want), there is none! And also, I don't remember any outcries about dramas like La Dolce Vita or Que Sera Sera, both of which had some serious sex scenes! Come on, people! Or maybe they think teenagers don't experience violence or hormones and only magically come into acquaintance with both once they turn 21 or whatever the age of majority is in Korea?

6. I really want to watch Hyun Joong's eps of 'We Got Married.' Are there any downloadable versions with subs?

7. And now I am off to watch more of '(The Return of) Iljimae.' I got a number of eps to catch up with.
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Yes, finally, ep 14 pushed me over the edge and I had to resort to liveblogging (ahhh, brings back Hanadan2 days).



It's my favorite ep so far!



Ahhhhh, Korea! Nobody does angst as well as you :P

Lengthy lengthy liveblog: wherein I want to cuddle Jandi, Ji Hoo becomes even more awesome (if that were possible) and I am back to my Jun Pyo love )

Is it next Monday yet?
dangermousie: (Default)
Yes, finally, ep 14 pushed me over the edge and I had to resort to liveblogging (ahhh, brings back Hanadan2 days).



It's my favorite ep so far!



Ahhhhh, Korea! Nobody does angst as well as you :P

Lengthy lengthy liveblog: wherein I want to cuddle Jandi, Ji Hoo becomes even more awesome (if that were possible) and I am back to my Jun Pyo love )

Is it next Monday yet?
dangermousie: (Default)
Yes, finally, ep 14 pushed me over the edge and I had to resort to liveblogging (ahhh, brings back Hanadan2 days).



It's my favorite ep so far!



Ahhhhh, Korea! Nobody does angst as well as you :P

Lengthy lengthy liveblog: wherein I want to cuddle Jandi, Ji Hoo becomes even more awesome (if that were possible) and I am back to my Jun Pyo love )

Is it next Monday yet?
dangermousie: (HYD: Domyouji)
Grrrr.

I know I shouldn't read Dramabeans' recaps of BOF because I have yet to see with her eye to eye on it but argh. Yes, yes, Lee Min Ho is very hot but sorry - he was a massive jerk in this episode. (Also, no, the drama doesn't meander when he is not on screen. I enjoyed the ep quite a lot). And I do not see how anyone couldn't see the Ji Hoo/Jandi potential (but then her boredom with Ji Hoo puzzles me - I have often come across different gradations of like for a character, but it's rare where I am so enamoured with a character and someone else can't stand the sight of him and is bored by them and dislikes their acting). And sorry, the whole 'how unrealistic F3 appear and help with her money/gangster problems - how do they know where to find her' GIVES ME RAGE. I mean, if you have a problem with that, take it up with the mangaka! I also know she adored the Japanese version and the only difference is that in Hanadan2 it was Rui only that had the 'Makino is in distress' beacon seemingly installed. And yet that was OK? Also, the whole griping that now F3 is there, she won't have money problems in Macau. Huh? Once again, Hanadan2 and Rui come to mind. Hello double standard!* Not to mention that (a) presumably Jandi had enough money for a hotel even without F3 but what, we are going to see her stay at a motel as opposed to shoujo fun and (b) this is about a guy who falls for a girl once she kicks him in the head. This ain't going to turn into The Outsiders, with the unwitting foreigner kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery by the mob to eventually die of an overdose!

Oh, also, Jandi can be a bit dim now and then but she wasn't in this ep (not any more than Makino in Hanadan2). She is fairly sheltered, after all.

Side note: I loved loved LOVED how in Hanadan2, Makino came to New York to look for Domyouji but when it seemed that he just dumped her, she lifted her chin, gritted her teeth and then went to damn sightsee the city, Domyouji be damned, because she came all that way and she wasn't going to waste it! Please let Jandi show the same kind of spunk here.

* I adore the Japanese adaptation, both seasons, with a fierce passion (and think it's a better, more coherent story than BOF, overall) but the double standard of HYD being the Holy Grail and BOF inferior on the basis of things that happen in both drive me insane! Not to mention that Hanadan has its own plotholes or jumps, k?

Anyway, to make self less rageful, Ga Eul/Yi Jung which makes me quite happy.

Picspam )
dangermousie: (HYD: Domyouji)
Grrrr.

I know I shouldn't read Dramabeans' recaps of BOF because I have yet to see with her eye to eye on it but argh. Yes, yes, Lee Min Ho is very hot but sorry - he was a massive jerk in this episode. (Also, no, the drama doesn't meander when he is not on screen. I enjoyed the ep quite a lot). And I do not see how anyone couldn't see the Ji Hoo/Jandi potential (but then her boredom with Ji Hoo puzzles me - I have often come across different gradations of like for a character, but it's rare where I am so enamoured with a character and someone else can't stand the sight of him and is bored by them and dislikes their acting). And sorry, the whole 'how unrealistic F3 appear and help with her money/gangster problems - how do they know where to find her' GIVES ME RAGE. I mean, if you have a problem with that, take it up with the mangaka! I also know she adored the Japanese version and the only difference is that in Hanadan2 it was Rui only that had the 'Makino is in distress' beacon seemingly installed. And yet that was OK? Also, the whole griping that now F3 is there, she won't have money problems in Macau. Huh? Once again, Hanadan2 and Rui come to mind. Hello double standard!* Not to mention that (a) presumably Jandi had enough money for a hotel even without F3 but what, we are going to see her stay at a motel as opposed to shoujo fun and (b) this is about a guy who falls for a girl once she kicks him in the head. This ain't going to turn into The Outsiders, with the unwitting foreigner kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery by the mob to eventually die of an overdose!

Oh, also, Jandi can be a bit dim now and then but she wasn't in this ep (not any more than Makino in Hanadan2). She is fairly sheltered, after all.

Side note: I loved loved LOVED how in Hanadan2, Makino came to New York to look for Domyouji but when it seemed that he just dumped her, she lifted her chin, gritted her teeth and then went to damn sightsee the city, Domyouji be damned, because she came all that way and she wasn't going to waste it! Please let Jandi show the same kind of spunk here.

* I adore the Japanese adaptation, both seasons, with a fierce passion (and think it's a better, more coherent story than BOF, overall) but the double standard of HYD being the Holy Grail and BOF inferior on the basis of things that happen in both drive me insane! Not to mention that Hanadan has its own plotholes or jumps, k?

Anyway, to make self less rageful, Ga Eul/Yi Jung which makes me quite happy.

Picspam )
dangermousie: (HYD: Domyouji)
Grrrr.

I know I shouldn't read Dramabeans' recaps of BOF because I have yet to see with her eye to eye on it but argh. Yes, yes, Lee Min Ho is very hot but sorry - he was a massive jerk in this episode. (Also, no, the drama doesn't meander when he is not on screen. I enjoyed the ep quite a lot). And I do not see how anyone couldn't see the Ji Hoo/Jandi potential (but then her boredom with Ji Hoo puzzles me - I have often come across different gradations of like for a character, but it's rare where I am so enamoured with a character and someone else can't stand the sight of him and is bored by them and dislikes their acting). And sorry, the whole 'how unrealistic F3 appear and help with her money/gangster problems - how do they know where to find her' GIVES ME RAGE. I mean, if you have a problem with that, take it up with the mangaka! I also know she adored the Japanese version and the only difference is that in Hanadan2 it was Rui only that had the 'Makino is in distress' beacon seemingly installed. And yet that was OK? Also, the whole griping that now F3 is there, she won't have money problems in Macau. Huh? Once again, Hanadan2 and Rui come to mind. Hello double standard!* Not to mention that (a) presumably Jandi had enough money for a hotel even without F3 but what, we are going to see her stay at a motel as opposed to shoujo fun and (b) this is about a guy who falls for a girl once she kicks him in the head. This ain't going to turn into The Outsiders, with the unwitting foreigner kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery by the mob to eventually die of an overdose!

Oh, also, Jandi can be a bit dim now and then but she wasn't in this ep (not any more than Makino in Hanadan2). She is fairly sheltered, after all.

Side note: I loved loved LOVED how in Hanadan2, Makino came to New York to look for Domyouji but when it seemed that he just dumped her, she lifted her chin, gritted her teeth and then went to damn sightsee the city, Domyouji be damned, because she came all that way and she wasn't going to waste it! Please let Jandi show the same kind of spunk here.

* I adore the Japanese adaptation, both seasons, with a fierce passion (and think it's a better, more coherent story than BOF, overall) but the double standard of HYD being the Holy Grail and BOF inferior on the basis of things that happen in both drive me insane! Not to mention that Hanadan has its own plotholes or jumps, k?

Anyway, to make self less rageful, Ga Eul/Yi Jung which makes me quite happy.

Picspam )
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru by meganbmoore)
Is it me or did the music in this ep become actually good? Oh, and I confess this is the first time I got misty during BOF - at Jandi's despair at finding out about not being able to swim competively. Her one special thing just got taken from her and all for a worthless jerk.

Also - a confession: I switched ships. Yup, am Ji Hoo/Jandi now. Part of it is my rage at Jun Pyo (see rant below) but another is that Ji Hoo is just so amazing. He takes such good selfless care of Jandi, and he is always there for her unobtrusively, and an awesome friend. It's funny, I never shipped Rui/Makino in any version, not even Hanadan2, where I came closest. But here I can't help it - Ji Hoo is just so darn amazing. Saving your life or not, when your bf doesn't contact you for half a year, it's time to move on, Jandi! Ji Hoo is right there - gorgeous and steady and so incredibly good to you, not to mention someone with whom you bond on a whole different level. I mean, forget boyfriend, I'd kill for a friend like that.



Oh, and yeah, as I mentioned in sodahands' lj (this rant is in large part taken from my comment to her): I want Jun Pyo to go DIAF now. He chases her and chases her and as soon as she 'gives in' he just ditches? WTF!!!! I don't care if he has the best reason in the world and his ignoring her point blank is going to save puppies and bring about world peace - you do not do that sort of thing if you claim to have any feelings at all. Not without a word of explanation, not when she spent any money she even plans to have in the next year or whatever for a freaking plane ticket. Yeah, she spent her hard-earned money to visit her "wonderful" boyfriend - who left her a mash note with "I love you's" and then disappeared without a word for half a year. Some prize he is!

Oh, and did I mention she had to give up the one thing she wanted to do with her life because of getting hurt FREAKING PROTECTING the jerk? DIEEEEEEEEE. I am beginning to wish Haje did make him a freaking cripple.

I am so wishing she just gives up and dates Ji Hoo - he is also gorgeous and rich but unlike her flake of a bf he is always there for her. And I want Jun Pyo to grovel and grovel and suffer and Jandi to still ignore him and date Ji Hoo in his face. UGH. DIE.



SERIOUS. RAGE.
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru by meganbmoore)
Is it me or did the music in this ep become actually good? Oh, and I confess this is the first time I got misty during BOF - at Jandi's despair at finding out about not being able to swim competively. Her one special thing just got taken from her and all for a worthless jerk.

Also - a confession: I switched ships. Yup, am Ji Hoo/Jandi now. Part of it is my rage at Jun Pyo (see rant below) but another is that Ji Hoo is just so amazing. He takes such good selfless care of Jandi, and he is always there for her unobtrusively, and an awesome friend. It's funny, I never shipped Rui/Makino in any version, not even Hanadan2, where I came closest. But here I can't help it - Ji Hoo is just so darn amazing. Saving your life or not, when your bf doesn't contact you for half a year, it's time to move on, Jandi! Ji Hoo is right there - gorgeous and steady and so incredibly good to you, not to mention someone with whom you bond on a whole different level. I mean, forget boyfriend, I'd kill for a friend like that.



Oh, and yeah, as I mentioned in sodahands' lj (this rant is in large part taken from my comment to her): I want Jun Pyo to go DIAF now. He chases her and chases her and as soon as she 'gives in' he just ditches? WTF!!!! I don't care if he has the best reason in the world and his ignoring her point blank is going to save puppies and bring about world peace - you do not do that sort of thing if you claim to have any feelings at all. Not without a word of explanation, not when she spent any money she even plans to have in the next year or whatever for a freaking plane ticket. Yeah, she spent her hard-earned money to visit her "wonderful" boyfriend - who left her a mash note with "I love you's" and then disappeared without a word for half a year. Some prize he is!

Oh, and did I mention she had to give up the one thing she wanted to do with her life because of getting hurt FREAKING PROTECTING the jerk? DIEEEEEEEEE. I am beginning to wish Haje did make him a freaking cripple.

I am so wishing she just gives up and dates Ji Hoo - he is also gorgeous and rich but unlike her flake of a bf he is always there for her. And I want Jun Pyo to grovel and grovel and suffer and Jandi to still ignore him and date Ji Hoo in his face. UGH. DIE.



SERIOUS. RAGE.
dangermousie: (Fruits Basket: Haru by meganbmoore)
Is it me or did the music in this ep become actually good? Oh, and I confess this is the first time I got misty during BOF - at Jandi's despair at finding out about not being able to swim competively. Her one special thing just got taken from her and all for a worthless jerk.

Also - a confession: I switched ships. Yup, am Ji Hoo/Jandi now. Part of it is my rage at Jun Pyo (see rant below) but another is that Ji Hoo is just so amazing. He takes such good selfless care of Jandi, and he is always there for her unobtrusively, and an awesome friend. It's funny, I never shipped Rui/Makino in any version, not even Hanadan2, where I came closest. But here I can't help it - Ji Hoo is just so darn amazing. Saving your life or not, when your bf doesn't contact you for half a year, it's time to move on, Jandi! Ji Hoo is right there - gorgeous and steady and so incredibly good to you, not to mention someone with whom you bond on a whole different level. I mean, forget boyfriend, I'd kill for a friend like that.



Oh, and yeah, as I mentioned in sodahands' lj (this rant is in large part taken from my comment to her): I want Jun Pyo to go DIAF now. He chases her and chases her and as soon as she 'gives in' he just ditches? WTF!!!! I don't care if he has the best reason in the world and his ignoring her point blank is going to save puppies and bring about world peace - you do not do that sort of thing if you claim to have any feelings at all. Not without a word of explanation, not when she spent any money she even plans to have in the next year or whatever for a freaking plane ticket. Yeah, she spent her hard-earned money to visit her "wonderful" boyfriend - who left her a mash note with "I love you's" and then disappeared without a word for half a year. Some prize he is!

Oh, and did I mention she had to give up the one thing she wanted to do with her life because of getting hurt FREAKING PROTECTING the jerk? DIEEEEEEEEE. I am beginning to wish Haje did make him a freaking cripple.

I am so wishing she just gives up and dates Ji Hoo - he is also gorgeous and rich but unlike her flake of a bf he is always there for her. And I want Jun Pyo to grovel and grovel and suffer and Jandi to still ignore him and date Ji Hoo in his face. UGH. DIE.



SERIOUS. RAGE.
dangermousie: (Damo OTP by miss-dian)


I am in love with (The Return of) Iljimae. In love, in love, in mad mad mad love. In fact, sacriledge though it must be, it just might be THE drama of the season for me, more so than even *gasp* Boys Over Flowers. It's perfect.

Also, OMG! I think it has the best opening sequence I have seen the whole year, since last January's Hong Gil Dong!



It is, also, one of the most gorgeous dramas I have seen: I just might buy the DVDs, even if the DVDs won't have subs, in order to watch something so beautiful on the big screen.



In case you don't know the story, Iljimae is based on a very famous manhwa about an illegitimate son, a result of his mother's rape by her master, who is taken away at birth and abandoned. He does grow up and undergoes all sorts of experience before becoming a sort of Robin Hood figure - a masked avenger of wrongs. There is also (1) the strong-willed, intellectual woman who loves him (and who looks like his dead first love); (2) his mother, a remarkable woman who managed to survive and even acquire status and position, and who still looks for him. And (3) the police commander who is charged with catching the mysterious rebel, but who cannot help but sympathize with him (and who is also the man who loves Iljimae's mother, btw).



So yeah, did I mention the pretty of it all?



You can find subbed eps streaming on viikii, though the screen is relatively small and this is a drama that deserves to be watched on as big a screen as possible (you can dl high quality raws in all the usual places).



(All caps are from dramabeans)



Oh, and here is the drama opening:

dangermousie: (Damo OTP by miss-dian)


I am in love with (The Return of) Iljimae. In love, in love, in mad mad mad love. In fact, sacriledge though it must be, it just might be THE drama of the season for me, more so than even *gasp* Boys Over Flowers. It's perfect.

Also, OMG! I think it has the best opening sequence I have seen the whole year, since last January's Hong Gil Dong!



It is, also, one of the most gorgeous dramas I have seen: I just might buy the DVDs, even if the DVDs won't have subs, in order to watch something so beautiful on the big screen.



In case you don't know the story, Iljimae is based on a very famous manhwa about an illegitimate son, a result of his mother's rape by her master, who is taken away at birth and abandoned. He does grow up and undergoes all sorts of experience before becoming a sort of Robin Hood figure - a masked avenger of wrongs. There is also (1) the strong-willed, intellectual woman who loves him (and who looks like his dead first love); (2) his mother, a remarkable woman who managed to survive and even acquire status and position, and who still looks for him. And (3) the police commander who is charged with catching the mysterious rebel, but who cannot help but sympathize with him (and who is also the man who loves Iljimae's mother, btw).



So yeah, did I mention the pretty of it all?



You can find subbed eps streaming on viikii, though the screen is relatively small and this is a drama that deserves to be watched on as big a screen as possible (you can dl high quality raws in all the usual places).



(All caps are from dramabeans)



Oh, and here is the drama opening:

dangermousie: (Damo OTP by miss-dian)


I am in love with (The Return of) Iljimae. In love, in love, in mad mad mad love. In fact, sacriledge though it must be, it just might be THE drama of the season for me, more so than even *gasp* Boys Over Flowers. It's perfect.

Also, OMG! I think it has the best opening sequence I have seen the whole year, since last January's Hong Gil Dong!



It is, also, one of the most gorgeous dramas I have seen: I just might buy the DVDs, even if the DVDs won't have subs, in order to watch something so beautiful on the big screen.



In case you don't know the story, Iljimae is based on a very famous manhwa about an illegitimate son, a result of his mother's rape by her master, who is taken away at birth and abandoned. He does grow up and undergoes all sorts of experience before becoming a sort of Robin Hood figure - a masked avenger of wrongs. There is also (1) the strong-willed, intellectual woman who loves him (and who looks like his dead first love); (2) his mother, a remarkable woman who managed to survive and even acquire status and position, and who still looks for him. And (3) the police commander who is charged with catching the mysterious rebel, but who cannot help but sympathize with him (and who is also the man who loves Iljimae's mother, btw).



So yeah, did I mention the pretty of it all?



You can find subbed eps streaming on viikii, though the screen is relatively small and this is a drama that deserves to be watched on as big a screen as possible (you can dl high quality raws in all the usual places).



(All caps are from dramabeans)



Oh, and here is the drama opening:

dangermousie: (KHYD: kiss)


Right under the wire (ep 13 is airing tomorrow) is my favorite scene in ep 12 of Boys Over Flowers/Hanadan. Nothing to push all my buttons as half0naked cuddling to stave off hypothermia, with the guy all shirtless because he gave the girl his shirt and jacket. Mmmmm...Are you sure she doesn't need your pants too, Lee Min Ho?



Awesomeness here. It's like fanfic only canon )

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