dangermousie: (HGD cheek by miss-dian)
Worlds Within has ruined me for other dramas! At least for a time.



I am not exaggerating - I tried 3 dramas tonight and had to give up - I kept comparing them with WW and they became unwatchable because of it.

First I tried Fly High - bad mistake. Apologies in advance to anyone who liked it but UGH. Even without WW's perfection, Fly High would have been atrocious - in addition to poor visual quality (which to be fair, was not the drama's fault - but the uninventive and snooze-worthy cinematography was) we had the stereotypically, irritatingly cutesy heroine (she missed her bus, hit someone with a shoe accidentally, and tripped, all within the first two minutes of the drama!) and the even more stereotypical icy family-issue-laden CEO who never works despite his lofty title (did I mention that he was supposed to be a native English speaker but I could not make out a word he was saying?). Both of the main characters were paid by actors who were unattractive and could not act. Ugh. UGH.

Then I tried Crazy for You, which I normally would like a lot - I have started it some time ago but then needed to get dvds with better subs which I finally did. But despite my liking it, it just didn't draw me in at all, even though it normally would - it was excellent, I just could not get into the mood in the slightest - WW's realness just made me fixate on dramaness of this (which is normally something I'd love). However, I see myself adoring it in the future and it's excellent example of angsty melodrama - I will definitely watch more when I am in a different mood.

The same goes for Lawyers of Korea - it's a good drama but I couldn't help but compare it with WW and had to turn it off.

And then I stopped trying. I was considering bringing out heavy guns in the shape of Friend but then decided that the whiplash shock from seeing Hyun Bin go from an intellectual director of WW to a brutal thug of Friend would be too much for me in such a short span of time :P And then I got tempted to rewatch Hong Gil Dong (or anything else period, like continuing with Emperor of the Sea or Return of Iljimae) but opted for reading instead as it was late.

You have ruined me, WW! For non-period dramas, at least.
dangermousie: (HGD cheek by miss-dian)
Worlds Within has ruined me for other dramas! At least for a time.



I am not exaggerating - I tried 3 dramas tonight and had to give up - I kept comparing them with WW and they became unwatchable because of it.

First I tried Fly High - bad mistake. Apologies in advance to anyone who liked it but UGH. Even without WW's perfection, Fly High would have been atrocious - in addition to poor visual quality (which to be fair, was not the drama's fault - but the uninventive and snooze-worthy cinematography was) we had the stereotypically, irritatingly cutesy heroine (she missed her bus, hit someone with a shoe accidentally, and tripped, all within the first two minutes of the drama!) and the even more stereotypical icy family-issue-laden CEO who never works despite his lofty title (did I mention that he was supposed to be a native English speaker but I could not make out a word he was saying?). Both of the main characters were paid by actors who were unattractive and could not act. Ugh. UGH.

Then I tried Crazy for You, which I normally would like a lot - I have started it some time ago but then needed to get dvds with better subs which I finally did. But despite my liking it, it just didn't draw me in at all, even though it normally would - it was excellent, I just could not get into the mood in the slightest - WW's realness just made me fixate on dramaness of this (which is normally something I'd love). However, I see myself adoring it in the future and it's excellent example of angsty melodrama - I will definitely watch more when I am in a different mood.

The same goes for Lawyers of Korea - it's a good drama but I couldn't help but compare it with WW and had to turn it off.

And then I stopped trying. I was considering bringing out heavy guns in the shape of Friend but then decided that the whiplash shock from seeing Hyun Bin go from an intellectual director of WW to a brutal thug of Friend would be too much for me in such a short span of time :P And then I got tempted to rewatch Hong Gil Dong (or anything else period, like continuing with Emperor of the Sea or Return of Iljimae) but opted for reading instead as it was late.

You have ruined me, WW! For non-period dramas, at least.
dangermousie: (HGD cheek by miss-dian)
Worlds Within has ruined me for other dramas! At least for a time.



I am not exaggerating - I tried 3 dramas tonight and had to give up - I kept comparing them with WW and they became unwatchable because of it.

First I tried Fly High - bad mistake. Apologies in advance to anyone who liked it but UGH. Even without WW's perfection, Fly High would have been atrocious - in addition to poor visual quality (which to be fair, was not the drama's fault - but the uninventive and snooze-worthy cinematography was) we had the stereotypically, irritatingly cutesy heroine (she missed her bus, hit someone with a shoe accidentally, and tripped, all within the first two minutes of the drama!) and the even more stereotypical icy family-issue-laden CEO who never works despite his lofty title (did I mention that he was supposed to be a native English speaker but I could not make out a word he was saying?). Both of the main characters were paid by actors who were unattractive and could not act. Ugh. UGH.

Then I tried Crazy for You, which I normally would like a lot - I have started it some time ago but then needed to get dvds with better subs which I finally did. But despite my liking it, it just didn't draw me in at all, even though it normally would - it was excellent, I just could not get into the mood in the slightest - WW's realness just made me fixate on dramaness of this (which is normally something I'd love). However, I see myself adoring it in the future and it's excellent example of angsty melodrama - I will definitely watch more when I am in a different mood.

The same goes for Lawyers of Korea - it's a good drama but I couldn't help but compare it with WW and had to turn it off.

And then I stopped trying. I was considering bringing out heavy guns in the shape of Friend but then decided that the whiplash shock from seeing Hyun Bin go from an intellectual director of WW to a brutal thug of Friend would be too much for me in such a short span of time :P And then I got tempted to rewatch Hong Gil Dong (or anything else period, like continuing with Emperor of the Sea or Return of Iljimae) but opted for reading instead as it was late.

You have ruined me, WW! For non-period dramas, at least.
dangermousie: (YKS 14 by srkfanatic)
I am enjoying both Star's Lover and Kingdom of the Winds, but both are only couple-eps-a-week watches, as they are currently airing.

So I found something on which I can hopefully binge. The delicious-looking Who Are You, starring Go Ara, Yoon Kye Sang, and Kang Nam Gil.



Part mystery, part romance, and part wacky-wacky comedy, WAY sounds delicious.

Kang Nam Gil (you have probably seen him as Chae-Gyung's wacky father in Goong) is Son Il Gun, a rather shiftless artist who dies too suddenly (and mysteriously) without resolving any of his pending issues with his daughter, Son Young In (Go Ara). Young In is days from turning twenty and cannot wait to move out of the house. She loves her father but she is exasperated by him, his irresponsibility, his relationship with someone she does not approve of, the works. And then he dies.

And here is where Cha Seung Hyo (Yoon Kye Sang. YUUUUM) comes in. Seung Hyo is a rich, obsessive-compulsive 31-year old workaholic who doesn't have the world's most pleasant personality. Conveniently, he also doesn't have any family, as he was adopted in the US when he was small. And as a result of a car accident that he gets into in the first episode -- a freak occurence happens. Il Gun, who has unfinished business with his daughter, is granted the ability to control Seung Hyo's body (basically to posess it) for up to three hours for 49 days, in order to resolve all the stuff he has yet not completed. It's not a bad bargain for Seung Hyo, either -- without this he'd probably be dead.

And the wacky, clever, and (I have been promised!) romantic story goes from there...

Here is a cool, general MV:



Also, this reminds me. I am going to satisfy my unworthiness kink by finishing the other Yoon Kye Sang drama which was excellent in the first few eps I've seen: Crazy For You, where he accidentally runs over heroine's fiance and goes to jail and comes out and falls for her. YUM.
dangermousie: (YKS 14 by srkfanatic)
I am enjoying both Star's Lover and Kingdom of the Winds, but both are only couple-eps-a-week watches, as they are currently airing.

So I found something on which I can hopefully binge. The delicious-looking Who Are You, starring Go Ara, Yoon Kye Sang, and Kang Nam Gil.



Part mystery, part romance, and part wacky-wacky comedy, WAY sounds delicious.

Kang Nam Gil (you have probably seen him as Chae-Gyung's wacky father in Goong) is Son Il Gun, a rather shiftless artist who dies too suddenly (and mysteriously) without resolving any of his pending issues with his daughter, Son Young In (Go Ara). Young In is days from turning twenty and cannot wait to move out of the house. She loves her father but she is exasperated by him, his irresponsibility, his relationship with someone she does not approve of, the works. And then he dies.

And here is where Cha Seung Hyo (Yoon Kye Sang. YUUUUM) comes in. Seung Hyo is a rich, obsessive-compulsive 31-year old workaholic who doesn't have the world's most pleasant personality. Conveniently, he also doesn't have any family, as he was adopted in the US when he was small. And as a result of a car accident that he gets into in the first episode -- a freak occurence happens. Il Gun, who has unfinished business with his daughter, is granted the ability to control Seung Hyo's body (basically to posess it) for up to three hours for 49 days, in order to resolve all the stuff he has yet not completed. It's not a bad bargain for Seung Hyo, either -- without this he'd probably be dead.

And the wacky, clever, and (I have been promised!) romantic story goes from there...

Here is a cool, general MV:



Also, this reminds me. I am going to satisfy my unworthiness kink by finishing the other Yoon Kye Sang drama which was excellent in the first few eps I've seen: Crazy For You, where he accidentally runs over heroine's fiance and goes to jail and comes out and falls for her. YUM.
dangermousie: (YKS 14 by srkfanatic)
I am enjoying both Star's Lover and Kingdom of the Winds, but both are only couple-eps-a-week watches, as they are currently airing.

So I found something on which I can hopefully binge. The delicious-looking Who Are You, starring Go Ara, Yoon Kye Sang, and Kang Nam Gil.



Part mystery, part romance, and part wacky-wacky comedy, WAY sounds delicious.

Kang Nam Gil (you have probably seen him as Chae-Gyung's wacky father in Goong) is Son Il Gun, a rather shiftless artist who dies too suddenly (and mysteriously) without resolving any of his pending issues with his daughter, Son Young In (Go Ara). Young In is days from turning twenty and cannot wait to move out of the house. She loves her father but she is exasperated by him, his irresponsibility, his relationship with someone she does not approve of, the works. And then he dies.

And here is where Cha Seung Hyo (Yoon Kye Sang. YUUUUM) comes in. Seung Hyo is a rich, obsessive-compulsive 31-year old workaholic who doesn't have the world's most pleasant personality. Conveniently, he also doesn't have any family, as he was adopted in the US when he was small. And as a result of a car accident that he gets into in the first episode -- a freak occurence happens. Il Gun, who has unfinished business with his daughter, is granted the ability to control Seung Hyo's body (basically to posess it) for up to three hours for 49 days, in order to resolve all the stuff he has yet not completed. It's not a bad bargain for Seung Hyo, either -- without this he'd probably be dead.

And the wacky, clever, and (I have been promised!) romantic story goes from there...

Here is a cool, general MV:



Also, this reminds me. I am going to satisfy my unworthiness kink by finishing the other Yoon Kye Sang drama which was excellent in the first few eps I've seen: Crazy For You, where he accidentally runs over heroine's fiance and goes to jail and comes out and falls for her. YUM.
dangermousie: (Lobbyist hug by miss-dian)
Since Powerful Opponents made me think about drama endings. Now, we all know about those infamous ‘last minute unhappy endings’ which seem to be tacked on to inflict utmost misery (Glass Slippers’ infamous ending, I am looking at you) or those dramas which would pretty clearly end happily as are giggle-fest or unhappily, as they involve hot people with terminal illnesses.

But how about that rare yet delightful category of dramas: surprising happy endings. Not ones that could have gone either way (Smile Again, QSS) but ones you did not expect at all. Behind the cut are Dangermousie’s Top Dozen Most Surprising Happy Endings.

My Dozen Here )
dangermousie: (Lobbyist hug by miss-dian)
Since Powerful Opponents made me think about drama endings. Now, we all know about those infamous ‘last minute unhappy endings’ which seem to be tacked on to inflict utmost misery (Glass Slippers’ infamous ending, I am looking at you) or those dramas which would pretty clearly end happily as are giggle-fest or unhappily, as they involve hot people with terminal illnesses.

But how about that rare yet delightful category of dramas: surprising happy endings. Not ones that could have gone either way (Smile Again, QSS) but ones you did not expect at all. Behind the cut are Dangermousie’s Top Dozen Most Surprising Happy Endings.

My Dozen Here )
dangermousie: (Lobbyist hug by miss-dian)
Since Powerful Opponents made me think about drama endings. Now, we all know about those infamous ‘last minute unhappy endings’ which seem to be tacked on to inflict utmost misery (Glass Slippers’ infamous ending, I am looking at you) or those dramas which would pretty clearly end happily as are giggle-fest or unhappily, as they involve hot people with terminal illnesses.

But how about that rare yet delightful category of dramas: surprising happy endings. Not ones that could have gone either way (Smile Again, QSS) but ones you did not expect at all. Behind the cut are Dangermousie’s Top Dozen Most Surprising Happy Endings.

My Dozen Here )
dangermousie: (YKS 12 by srkfanatic)
Am I the only one to hate the heroine of Crazy for You? (I am on ep 3 and she is kicking him out of the mechanic thing because...gasp...he used to work a a valet. WTF? She is also incredibly cold to someone who is desperate. I don't like you, Lady. Also, seriously, you told him to get a legal job and then when he tries you kick him out of it? WTF.).

Seriously, Lady, give the Holy Martyr act a rest, and stop wrecking hero's life. Ugh.

The last time I disliked a heroine this much was Bull-Fighting and that one at least was a teenager. You are what? 27? 30? You should know better about behaving.

We are not even getting into the letter she wrote.

Love the drama though.
dangermousie: (YKS 12 by srkfanatic)
Am I the only one to hate the heroine of Crazy for You? (I am on ep 3 and she is kicking him out of the mechanic thing because...gasp...he used to work a a valet. WTF? She is also incredibly cold to someone who is desperate. I don't like you, Lady. Also, seriously, you told him to get a legal job and then when he tries you kick him out of it? WTF.).

Seriously, Lady, give the Holy Martyr act a rest, and stop wrecking hero's life. Ugh.

The last time I disliked a heroine this much was Bull-Fighting and that one at least was a teenager. You are what? 27? 30? You should know better about behaving.

We are not even getting into the letter she wrote.

Love the drama though.
dangermousie: (YKS 12 by srkfanatic)
Am I the only one to hate the heroine of Crazy for You? (I am on ep 3 and she is kicking him out of the mechanic thing because...gasp...he used to work a a valet. WTF? She is also incredibly cold to someone who is desperate. I don't like you, Lady. Also, seriously, you told him to get a legal job and then when he tries you kick him out of it? WTF.).

Seriously, Lady, give the Holy Martyr act a rest, and stop wrecking hero's life. Ugh.

The last time I disliked a heroine this much was Bull-Fighting and that one at least was a teenager. You are what? 27? 30? You should know better about behaving.

We are not even getting into the letter she wrote.

Love the drama though.
dangermousie: (ISWAK knees by ameyadevi)
Here is the summary-in-pictures of ep 2 of Crazy for You, where things get REALLY sucky for our Hero and Heroine and everybody else.



I, being a horrible person, revel.

Enter despair central here )
dangermousie: (ISWAK knees by ameyadevi)
Here is the summary-in-pictures of ep 2 of Crazy for You, where things get REALLY sucky for our Hero and Heroine and everybody else.



I, being a horrible person, revel.

Enter despair central here )
dangermousie: (ISWAK knees by ameyadevi)
Here is the summary-in-pictures of ep 2 of Crazy for You, where things get REALLY sucky for our Hero and Heroine and everybody else.



I, being a horrible person, revel.

Enter despair central here )
dangermousie: (Pride by scottishlass)
I do have a Battlestar Galactica post (both on 4.2 and the rewatch myself and Mr. Mousie are doing of S3) and a post on the latest Doctor Who (one word synopsis: brilliant), as well as a picspam-as-summary of ep 2 of Crazy for You.

But for now, I bring you a little inducement to watch CfY. I am trying to figure out how we go from jail etc to this (in some unspecified future ep):



More caps from scene in question )

Got this from soompi...

Also, preview for ep 1 of Powerful Opponents is out and makes me lol. Yay.

dangermousie: (Pride by scottishlass)
I do have a Battlestar Galactica post (both on 4.2 and the rewatch myself and Mr. Mousie are doing of S3) and a post on the latest Doctor Who (one word synopsis: brilliant), as well as a picspam-as-summary of ep 2 of Crazy for You.

But for now, I bring you a little inducement to watch CfY. I am trying to figure out how we go from jail etc to this (in some unspecified future ep):



More caps from scene in question )

Got this from soompi...

Also, preview for ep 1 of Powerful Opponents is out and makes me lol. Yay.

dangermousie: (Pride by scottishlass)
I do have a Battlestar Galactica post (both on 4.2 and the rewatch myself and Mr. Mousie are doing of S3) and a post on the latest Doctor Who (one word synopsis: brilliant), as well as a picspam-as-summary of ep 2 of Crazy for You.

But for now, I bring you a little inducement to watch CfY. I am trying to figure out how we go from jail etc to this (in some unspecified future ep):



More caps from scene in question )

Got this from soompi...

Also, preview for ep 1 of Powerful Opponents is out and makes me lol. Yay.

dangermousie: (Legend: Chuh Ro armor by alexandral)
You have to watch Crazy for You.

I mean, we all have to support poor Yoon Kye-Sang in his efforts to finally make enough money to be able to afford shirts with buttons:



(Yes, YKS picspam IS imminent)

So, I finished episode 1 of Crazy for You.

Summary and comments in picspam follow.

Cuteness here )

In conclusion: this is awesome.
dangermousie: (Legend: Chuh Ro armor by alexandral)
You have to watch Crazy for You.

I mean, we all have to support poor Yoon Kye-Sang in his efforts to finally make enough money to be able to afford shirts with buttons:



(Yes, YKS picspam IS imminent)

So, I finished episode 1 of Crazy for You.

Summary and comments in picspam follow.

Cuteness here )

In conclusion: this is awesome.

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