dangermousie: (The Outsiders night)
This:



Is it hot in here, or is it just me?

I planned to check KKLY out when it first aired because I am a huge fan of Dylan Kuo ever since The Outsiders and because the storyline (wounded cold girl, her sweet-natured first love etc etc) sounded pretty up my alley. But then I followed the whole Ming Dao (who played secondary guy) drama on AF and that particular storyline and his insane fangirls (OMG! He almost raped her! It's romantic because it's her fault for not wanting to marry him after blackmail but liking her original bf!) put me off anything KKLY-related for life (or so I thought). Especially since they seemed dead-set that at the end heroine was going to pick wannabe rapist.

BUT. The drama ended and she did not pick scumbag but instead ended up with her original, non-rapey love, reaffirming my faith in the writers not being sociopaths or insane. (Ahhh, the fangirls' tears and rage were sweeeeeeet). So that problem is solved. Now, all I need to do is just skip all Ming Dao parts (an easy feat as to say I am not a fan is an understatement) and I am set for some shippy fun and angst with sexy sexy Dylan Kuo.

KKLY, here I come!
dangermousie: (The Outsiders night)
This:



Is it hot in here, or is it just me?

I planned to check KKLY out when it first aired because I am a huge fan of Dylan Kuo ever since The Outsiders and because the storyline (wounded cold girl, her sweet-natured first love etc etc) sounded pretty up my alley. But then I followed the whole Ming Dao (who played secondary guy) drama on AF and that particular storyline and his insane fangirls (OMG! He almost raped her! It's romantic because it's her fault for not wanting to marry him after blackmail but liking her original bf!) put me off anything KKLY-related for life (or so I thought). Especially since they seemed dead-set that at the end heroine was going to pick wannabe rapist.

BUT. The drama ended and she did not pick scumbag but instead ended up with her original, non-rapey love, reaffirming my faith in the writers not being sociopaths or insane. (Ahhh, the fangirls' tears and rage were sweeeeeeet). So that problem is solved. Now, all I need to do is just skip all Ming Dao parts (an easy feat as to say I am not a fan is an understatement) and I am set for some shippy fun and angst with sexy sexy Dylan Kuo.

KKLY, here I come!
dangermousie: (The Outsiders night)
This:



Is it hot in here, or is it just me?

I planned to check KKLY out when it first aired because I am a huge fan of Dylan Kuo ever since The Outsiders and because the storyline (wounded cold girl, her sweet-natured first love etc etc) sounded pretty up my alley. But then I followed the whole Ming Dao (who played secondary guy) drama on AF and that particular storyline and his insane fangirls (OMG! He almost raped her! It's romantic because it's her fault for not wanting to marry him after blackmail but liking her original bf!) put me off anything KKLY-related for life (or so I thought). Especially since they seemed dead-set that at the end heroine was going to pick wannabe rapist.

BUT. The drama ended and she did not pick scumbag but instead ended up with her original, non-rapey love, reaffirming my faith in the writers not being sociopaths or insane. (Ahhh, the fangirls' tears and rage were sweeeeeeet). So that problem is solved. Now, all I need to do is just skip all Ming Dao parts (an easy feat as to say I am not a fan is an understatement) and I am set for some shippy fun and angst with sexy sexy Dylan Kuo.

KKLY, here I come!
dangermousie: (Mary)
Since Men and Legends is on my short list, I checked out the first ep, which I saw ages ago and liked, but it was so long ago that I needed a refresher.

M&L is supposed to be about two young martial artists who try to solve a murder, prevent treason, have OTPs, and go through a wagonload of angst. All in 1920 Shanghai. So basically the usual.

But after ep 1, I maintain that the true legend and mystery of this drama is how come Dylan Kuo and Peter Ho are sporting completely modern hairstyles despite everyone else having period-appropriate hair. I don't think feathering, highlights, or earrings were much used by martial artists in 1920 but what do I know. Below pic doesn't show Peter Ho's hair very well but shows Dylan's perfectly in all its highlighted, conditioned glory:



And while this pic is not from M&L, this is exactly the cut + earring Peter Ho character sports in it. As a martial artist in 1920! ROFL.



I am most amused. You can never ever wreck the idols' hair :P

Tbh, I don't mind. I like this sort of hair a lot better than historically appropriate slicked look and it's about people who can kick through buildings, so how realistic is it anyway?

I won't watch this properly until I finish Warriors and Gong, but after that, here I come! Because snarking aside, I really liked the first ep.
dangermousie: (Mary)
Since Men and Legends is on my short list, I checked out the first ep, which I saw ages ago and liked, but it was so long ago that I needed a refresher.

M&L is supposed to be about two young martial artists who try to solve a murder, prevent treason, have OTPs, and go through a wagonload of angst. All in 1920 Shanghai. So basically the usual.

But after ep 1, I maintain that the true legend and mystery of this drama is how come Dylan Kuo and Peter Ho are sporting completely modern hairstyles despite everyone else having period-appropriate hair. I don't think feathering, highlights, or earrings were much used by martial artists in 1920 but what do I know. Below pic doesn't show Peter Ho's hair very well but shows Dylan's perfectly in all its highlighted, conditioned glory:



And while this pic is not from M&L, this is exactly the cut + earring Peter Ho character sports in it. As a martial artist in 1920! ROFL.



I am most amused. You can never ever wreck the idols' hair :P

Tbh, I don't mind. I like this sort of hair a lot better than historically appropriate slicked look and it's about people who can kick through buildings, so how realistic is it anyway?

I won't watch this properly until I finish Warriors and Gong, but after that, here I come! Because snarking aside, I really liked the first ep.
dangermousie: (Mary)
Since Men and Legends is on my short list, I checked out the first ep, which I saw ages ago and liked, but it was so long ago that I needed a refresher.

M&L is supposed to be about two young martial artists who try to solve a murder, prevent treason, have OTPs, and go through a wagonload of angst. All in 1920 Shanghai. So basically the usual.

But after ep 1, I maintain that the true legend and mystery of this drama is how come Dylan Kuo and Peter Ho are sporting completely modern hairstyles despite everyone else having period-appropriate hair. I don't think feathering, highlights, or earrings were much used by martial artists in 1920 but what do I know. Below pic doesn't show Peter Ho's hair very well but shows Dylan's perfectly in all its highlighted, conditioned glory:



And while this pic is not from M&L, this is exactly the cut + earring Peter Ho character sports in it. As a martial artist in 1920! ROFL.



I am most amused. You can never ever wreck the idols' hair :P

Tbh, I don't mind. I like this sort of hair a lot better than historically appropriate slicked look and it's about people who can kick through buildings, so how realistic is it anyway?

I won't watch this properly until I finish Warriors and Gong, but after that, here I come! Because snarking aside, I really liked the first ep.
dangermousie: (Default)
1. I am totally watching Boys Over Flowers ep 18. I am completely over the J-quadrupled angst-fest but the emo in this ep sounds cracktastic and I am so in it for Yi Jung/Ga Eul.

2. Ep 4 of To Get Her (I am in the middle of it) is as wonderful and pitch perfect as the first three. It's been a long time since I adored all the main characters so and the slightly delicately whimsical tone is perfect. I love this drama too much for words, honest. Also, Momo/Mars is so my new huge OTP. For one, I love that they are figuring out they like each other early on. I hate it when the characters have emotional maturity and self-knowledge of turnips.

3. A SUBBING GROUP HAS PICKED UP ILJIMAE.

I will be able to watch in HQ dls and not little streaming windows. And keep it.

!!!!!!!!

4. I have started the Chinese drama Men and Legends starring Dylan Kuo and Peter Ho.



It's set in 1920s China and the two leads are eventual BFFs who are students of two different famous kung fu masters who end up fighting the Japanese.



There are OTPs (Dylan is adorable with his), cool clothes, martial arts, and much hotness. I can't say I care for Peter's character too much yet - bratty but good-natured tricksters are usually not my thing, but he is hot in it, and Dylan is both super super hot and plays a type of character I really like - serious and naive (even innocent) and worshipping the ground his OTP walks on. Me wants! I'll have pretty caps at some point, if I can cap my DVDs.



I have no idea if the drama is good (I have seen too little to judge yet) but it's certainly very pretty!

Lots of pretty pretty behind the cut )
dangermousie: (Default)
1. I am totally watching Boys Over Flowers ep 18. I am completely over the J-quadrupled angst-fest but the emo in this ep sounds cracktastic and I am so in it for Yi Jung/Ga Eul.

2. Ep 4 of To Get Her (I am in the middle of it) is as wonderful and pitch perfect as the first three. It's been a long time since I adored all the main characters so and the slightly delicately whimsical tone is perfect. I love this drama too much for words, honest. Also, Momo/Mars is so my new huge OTP. For one, I love that they are figuring out they like each other early on. I hate it when the characters have emotional maturity and self-knowledge of turnips.

3. A SUBBING GROUP HAS PICKED UP ILJIMAE.

I will be able to watch in HQ dls and not little streaming windows. And keep it.

!!!!!!!!

4. I have started the Chinese drama Men and Legends starring Dylan Kuo and Peter Ho.



It's set in 1920s China and the two leads are eventual BFFs who are students of two different famous kung fu masters who end up fighting the Japanese.



There are OTPs (Dylan is adorable with his), cool clothes, martial arts, and much hotness. I can't say I care for Peter's character too much yet - bratty but good-natured tricksters are usually not my thing, but he is hot in it, and Dylan is both super super hot and plays a type of character I really like - serious and naive (even innocent) and worshipping the ground his OTP walks on. Me wants! I'll have pretty caps at some point, if I can cap my DVDs.



I have no idea if the drama is good (I have seen too little to judge yet) but it's certainly very pretty!

Lots of pretty pretty behind the cut )
dangermousie: (Default)
1. I am totally watching Boys Over Flowers ep 18. I am completely over the J-quadrupled angst-fest but the emo in this ep sounds cracktastic and I am so in it for Yi Jung/Ga Eul.

2. Ep 4 of To Get Her (I am in the middle of it) is as wonderful and pitch perfect as the first three. It's been a long time since I adored all the main characters so and the slightly delicately whimsical tone is perfect. I love this drama too much for words, honest. Also, Momo/Mars is so my new huge OTP. For one, I love that they are figuring out they like each other early on. I hate it when the characters have emotional maturity and self-knowledge of turnips.

3. A SUBBING GROUP HAS PICKED UP ILJIMAE.

I will be able to watch in HQ dls and not little streaming windows. And keep it.

!!!!!!!!

4. I have started the Chinese drama Men and Legends starring Dylan Kuo and Peter Ho.



It's set in 1920s China and the two leads are eventual BFFs who are students of two different famous kung fu masters who end up fighting the Japanese.



There are OTPs (Dylan is adorable with his), cool clothes, martial arts, and much hotness. I can't say I care for Peter's character too much yet - bratty but good-natured tricksters are usually not my thing, but he is hot in it, and Dylan is both super super hot and plays a type of character I really like - serious and naive (even innocent) and worshipping the ground his OTP walks on. Me wants! I'll have pretty caps at some point, if I can cap my DVDs.



I have no idea if the drama is good (I have seen too little to judge yet) but it's certainly very pretty!

Lots of pretty pretty behind the cut )
dangermousie: (ISWAK knees by ameyadevi)
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!

Dylan Kuo and Ady An are making another drama together, Ai Zai Huang Huo Zhen. Ming Dao (of the 183 Club fame) is co-starring.



OMG. Please, please let them end up happily together this time.

For those who don't know, Dylan Kuo and Ady An are Taiwanese stars, and probably my third favorite drama on-screen couple (after fellow Taiwanese stars Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu, so awesome in Mars, still my favorite drama, and the Japanese stars Yamapi and Horihita Maki).

They were the doomed, star-crossed, complicated lovers in The Outsiders (and The Outsiders 2, which I am so starting ASAP), one of my Top 3 dramas, where he was the tough, yet oddly innocent gang leader, and she a delicate-resilient upper class girl. Read my The Outsiders ramblings for more. They were also in White Robe of love but I am skipping that one, because there is only so much of 'he dies and leaves the to mourn' action I can take.

Seriously.

OMG.

This is based on a manga 'Honey Lavender.' No idea what it's about, but please, please PLEASE make it happy. I have cried as much as I can with The Outsiders, and yelled at the screen, too. Hell, I'll settle for a drama where he doesn¡¯t die, or she tries to slit her wrists, or she is raped, or he is locked in self-loathing because he got her into such an environment, or or or or or...­

Here are pics of them from some event/ads. Horrible clothes, but whatever

Pics behind cut )
Oh man, there are RPShippers for Dylan and Ady? (As I found on boards). Why am I not surprised?

ETA: The Ady/Dylan people seem remarkably sane, when compared to the crazy Joe Cheng/Ariel Lin RPShippers I found on the same boards. They sort of scare me. A LOT. People, they are actors. I don't care how awesome ISWAK (or The Outsiders, for Dylan/Ady) were. It doesn't mean they love each other in real life, or would make a perfect pair. Seriously, I almost wish Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu never hooked up (or Lee Dong Gun and Han Ji Hye, or a handful of other celebrity couples) because it is like fodder for the crazies. Yikes.

This said, I do like Joe and Ariel as an on-screen couple and can't wait for ISWAK2 (which is going to air at the end of November, I think). They are awesome together on screen only.

Oh, man. He is SO MUCH TALLER than she is. *swoon*



More ISWAK 2 pics )
dangermousie: (ISWAK knees by ameyadevi)
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!

Dylan Kuo and Ady An are making another drama together, Ai Zai Huang Huo Zhen. Ming Dao (of the 183 Club fame) is co-starring.



OMG. Please, please let them end up happily together this time.

For those who don't know, Dylan Kuo and Ady An are Taiwanese stars, and probably my third favorite drama on-screen couple (after fellow Taiwanese stars Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu, so awesome in Mars, still my favorite drama, and the Japanese stars Yamapi and Horihita Maki).

They were the doomed, star-crossed, complicated lovers in The Outsiders (and The Outsiders 2, which I am so starting ASAP), one of my Top 3 dramas, where he was the tough, yet oddly innocent gang leader, and she a delicate-resilient upper class girl. Read my The Outsiders ramblings for more. They were also in White Robe of love but I am skipping that one, because there is only so much of 'he dies and leaves the to mourn' action I can take.

Seriously.

OMG.

This is based on a manga 'Honey Lavender.' No idea what it's about, but please, please PLEASE make it happy. I have cried as much as I can with The Outsiders, and yelled at the screen, too. Hell, I'll settle for a drama where he doesn¡¯t die, or she tries to slit her wrists, or she is raped, or he is locked in self-loathing because he got her into such an environment, or or or or or...­

Here are pics of them from some event/ads. Horrible clothes, but whatever

Pics behind cut )
Oh man, there are RPShippers for Dylan and Ady? (As I found on boards). Why am I not surprised?

ETA: The Ady/Dylan people seem remarkably sane, when compared to the crazy Joe Cheng/Ariel Lin RPShippers I found on the same boards. They sort of scare me. A LOT. People, they are actors. I don't care how awesome ISWAK (or The Outsiders, for Dylan/Ady) were. It doesn't mean they love each other in real life, or would make a perfect pair. Seriously, I almost wish Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu never hooked up (or Lee Dong Gun and Han Ji Hye, or a handful of other celebrity couples) because it is like fodder for the crazies. Yikes.

This said, I do like Joe and Ariel as an on-screen couple and can't wait for ISWAK2 (which is going to air at the end of November, I think). They are awesome together on screen only.

Oh, man. He is SO MUCH TALLER than she is. *swoon*



More ISWAK 2 pics )
dangermousie: (ISWAK knees by ameyadevi)
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!

Dylan Kuo and Ady An are making another drama together, Ai Zai Huang Huo Zhen. Ming Dao (of the 183 Club fame) is co-starring.



OMG. Please, please let them end up happily together this time.

For those who don't know, Dylan Kuo and Ady An are Taiwanese stars, and probably my third favorite drama on-screen couple (after fellow Taiwanese stars Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu, so awesome in Mars, still my favorite drama, and the Japanese stars Yamapi and Horihita Maki).

They were the doomed, star-crossed, complicated lovers in The Outsiders (and The Outsiders 2, which I am so starting ASAP), one of my Top 3 dramas, where he was the tough, yet oddly innocent gang leader, and she a delicate-resilient upper class girl. Read my The Outsiders ramblings for more. They were also in White Robe of love but I am skipping that one, because there is only so much of 'he dies and leaves the to mourn' action I can take.

Seriously.

OMG.

This is based on a manga 'Honey Lavender.' No idea what it's about, but please, please PLEASE make it happy. I have cried as much as I can with The Outsiders, and yelled at the screen, too. Hell, I'll settle for a drama where he doesn¡¯t die, or she tries to slit her wrists, or she is raped, or he is locked in self-loathing because he got her into such an environment, or or or or or...­

Here are pics of them from some event/ads. Horrible clothes, but whatever

Pics behind cut )
Oh man, there are RPShippers for Dylan and Ady? (As I found on boards). Why am I not surprised?

ETA: The Ady/Dylan people seem remarkably sane, when compared to the crazy Joe Cheng/Ariel Lin RPShippers I found on the same boards. They sort of scare me. A LOT. People, they are actors. I don't care how awesome ISWAK (or The Outsiders, for Dylan/Ady) were. It doesn't mean they love each other in real life, or would make a perfect pair. Seriously, I almost wish Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu never hooked up (or Lee Dong Gun and Han Ji Hye, or a handful of other celebrity couples) because it is like fodder for the crazies. Yikes.

This said, I do like Joe and Ariel as an on-screen couple and can't wait for ISWAK2 (which is going to air at the end of November, I think). They are awesome together on screen only.

Oh, man. He is SO MUCH TALLER than she is. *swoon*



More ISWAK 2 pics )
dangermousie: (Mike He tattoo by scottishlass)
Oh glee-est glee that ever lived. Not only is the first ep subs are out for Marry Me, but [livejournal.com profile] lainemma is going to be subbing The Outsiders 2 shortly and agreed to sub Coming Lies after her current roster is done. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I am going to have a Mike He and Dylan Kuo extravaganzas.

Now back to Jumong.



Isn’t this the cutest thing ever? It’s Top (l-r): Jumong, Sosuhno, Bottom (l-r): Haemosu, Yongpo, Daeso.

I am in the middle of ep 8 and lots of things happened (these things move fast): Jumong being stripped (only of his title, alas) and driven out of the palace, Jumong finding work with the local ganglord and saving Sosunho in the process. Jumong hiding in underground prison and living with Haemosu who undertakes to train him. Lots.

Jumong’s character arc continues to progress gradually but quickly and believably. He’s metamorphosed from weakling to a young man of grit who is still unsure on his feet at times, but someone I now like and respect. He is still not as awesome as his Daddy Haemosu, but he is at the stage where I can see Haemosu-surpassage in his future. Actually, this drama does something pretty rare for its character arc, IMO. There are two ways these stories of period heroes go: someone overcoming a horrible childhood through guts or someone growing up and transforming from spoiled brat. Damo goes for the former (and so will BYJ’s ‘Legend’ if the promos are accurate) and in a way, this is the more appealing pattern. Overcoming adversity etc etc. But Jumong goes for the latter and it’s a tricky thing to pull off but it manages. In large part thanks to the fact that it views him as a brat when he is a brat, and in large part because of Song Il-Gook.

I have to say that Song Il-Gook is amazing. Sure, he is gorgeous and charismatic, but that is not what I am talking about: ultimately, the actor playing Jumong has to be really good. Not only is the drama all about him, but there is this complicated character arc, and SIG is believable as a spoiled weakling, and through every step of the process of someone finding his spine and his ‘manhood’ (for lack of a better term) and (if the clips I’ve seen are representative) a full-fledged but still very human and understandable hero. He always comes across as real. And such expressive eyes! (e.g. the scene where he is hungry and looking at the food place. I felt a bit hungry myself just looking).

Rambles on drama, spoilers through ep 8 )
dangermousie: (Mike He tattoo by scottishlass)
Oh glee-est glee that ever lived. Not only is the first ep subs are out for Marry Me, but [livejournal.com profile] lainemma is going to be subbing The Outsiders 2 shortly and agreed to sub Coming Lies after her current roster is done. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I am going to have a Mike He and Dylan Kuo extravaganzas.

Now back to Jumong.



Isn’t this the cutest thing ever? It’s Top (l-r): Jumong, Sosuhno, Bottom (l-r): Haemosu, Yongpo, Daeso.

I am in the middle of ep 8 and lots of things happened (these things move fast): Jumong being stripped (only of his title, alas) and driven out of the palace, Jumong finding work with the local ganglord and saving Sosunho in the process. Jumong hiding in underground prison and living with Haemosu who undertakes to train him. Lots.

Jumong’s character arc continues to progress gradually but quickly and believably. He’s metamorphosed from weakling to a young man of grit who is still unsure on his feet at times, but someone I now like and respect. He is still not as awesome as his Daddy Haemosu, but he is at the stage where I can see Haemosu-surpassage in his future. Actually, this drama does something pretty rare for its character arc, IMO. There are two ways these stories of period heroes go: someone overcoming a horrible childhood through guts or someone growing up and transforming from spoiled brat. Damo goes for the former (and so will BYJ’s ‘Legend’ if the promos are accurate) and in a way, this is the more appealing pattern. Overcoming adversity etc etc. But Jumong goes for the latter and it’s a tricky thing to pull off but it manages. In large part thanks to the fact that it views him as a brat when he is a brat, and in large part because of Song Il-Gook.

I have to say that Song Il-Gook is amazing. Sure, he is gorgeous and charismatic, but that is not what I am talking about: ultimately, the actor playing Jumong has to be really good. Not only is the drama all about him, but there is this complicated character arc, and SIG is believable as a spoiled weakling, and through every step of the process of someone finding his spine and his ‘manhood’ (for lack of a better term) and (if the clips I’ve seen are representative) a full-fledged but still very human and understandable hero. He always comes across as real. And such expressive eyes! (e.g. the scene where he is hungry and looking at the food place. I felt a bit hungry myself just looking).

Rambles on drama, spoilers through ep 8 )
dangermousie: (Mike He tattoo by scottishlass)
Oh glee-est glee that ever lived. Not only is the first ep subs are out for Marry Me, but [livejournal.com profile] lainemma is going to be subbing The Outsiders 2 shortly and agreed to sub Coming Lies after her current roster is done. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I am going to have a Mike He and Dylan Kuo extravaganzas.

Now back to Jumong.



Isn’t this the cutest thing ever? It’s Top (l-r): Jumong, Sosuhno, Bottom (l-r): Haemosu, Yongpo, Daeso.

I am in the middle of ep 8 and lots of things happened (these things move fast): Jumong being stripped (only of his title, alas) and driven out of the palace, Jumong finding work with the local ganglord and saving Sosunho in the process. Jumong hiding in underground prison and living with Haemosu who undertakes to train him. Lots.

Jumong’s character arc continues to progress gradually but quickly and believably. He’s metamorphosed from weakling to a young man of grit who is still unsure on his feet at times, but someone I now like and respect. He is still not as awesome as his Daddy Haemosu, but he is at the stage where I can see Haemosu-surpassage in his future. Actually, this drama does something pretty rare for its character arc, IMO. There are two ways these stories of period heroes go: someone overcoming a horrible childhood through guts or someone growing up and transforming from spoiled brat. Damo goes for the former (and so will BYJ’s ‘Legend’ if the promos are accurate) and in a way, this is the more appealing pattern. Overcoming adversity etc etc. But Jumong goes for the latter and it’s a tricky thing to pull off but it manages. In large part thanks to the fact that it views him as a brat when he is a brat, and in large part because of Song Il-Gook.

I have to say that Song Il-Gook is amazing. Sure, he is gorgeous and charismatic, but that is not what I am talking about: ultimately, the actor playing Jumong has to be really good. Not only is the drama all about him, but there is this complicated character arc, and SIG is believable as a spoiled weakling, and through every step of the process of someone finding his spine and his ‘manhood’ (for lack of a better term) and (if the clips I’ve seen are representative) a full-fledged but still very human and understandable hero. He always comes across as real. And such expressive eyes! (e.g. the scene where he is hungry and looking at the food place. I felt a bit hungry myself just looking).

Rambles on drama, spoilers through ep 8 )
dangermousie: (DGCH by syliasyliasylia)
Yes, I promise to reply to every reply left in lj by the end of today. But first things first ;)

My impulse buy, the mysterious Taiwanese drama with Dylan Kuo, turned out to be a good thing, like impulse buys sometimes are. I ended up watching first episode on the train ride home last night and eeeeee! LOVE. I am not having too much trouble following the plot despite the lack of subs, either, because I found a synopsis ;)



I found out that it is called Coming Lies or Stealing Day and also stars Sammo Hung and Terri Kwan. And the plot? Is so one of my total kinks. Think Kurosagi/Liar Game only as light and romantic. A con-man being romantically conned by his own heart is about the best thing there is :)

Our protagonist, played by Dylan Kuo, has been trained to be professional high-stakes swindler since he was first found wondering the streets without name or family at the age of six by the renown older swindler played by Sammo Hung. Now, twenty years later, Cash (as he is known) is very very good indeed at his job, working with a steady team consisting of himself, his ‘Dad,’ a spunky female character whose name I am not clear on but who will have an OTP with the fourth member of the team, their tech support guy.

He can trick men and women (especially women :P) who have too much anyway quite easily, his lifestyle is quite nice, and the team comprises a family, however odd. However, one evening, while going home, he meets the adorable, spunky, poor, and oh-so-utterly-uninterested-in-his-killer-looks heroine, played by Terri Kwan. Tarri is the illegimate daughter of a rich man who refuses to acknowledge her, so she spends her life doing millions of odd jobs. Cash (who is always just a little too naïve for the game, despite his technical proficiency) is not only smitten at first sight, he is also touched, and decides to help her out.

Little does he know that this is actually a trap, and he is actually the mark. Can love make a crook go straight? Can two con-artists genuinely fall for each other? Seeing that this is a fluffy, delicious Taiwanese drama, I am betting the answer is yes.

There are gorgeous men and women, dressed to the nines. There is secret family history, and fighting, and heists, and kissing in the rain. There is the girl faltering in her plan as she falls for the guy she is supposed to trick. There is the trickster guy giving up all his secrets for the girl he loves. There is fun, and cool design, and to top it off, a smidgeon of angst. And a happy ending. Seriously, it was already worth the money: I actually found a story where Dylan Kuo doesn’t die or angst horribly throughout.

I love my new GOMplayer as it allows much better, quicker screencaps. Here are caps from ep 1:

Cuteness behind cut )
dangermousie: (DGCH by syliasyliasylia)
Yes, I promise to reply to every reply left in lj by the end of today. But first things first ;)

My impulse buy, the mysterious Taiwanese drama with Dylan Kuo, turned out to be a good thing, like impulse buys sometimes are. I ended up watching first episode on the train ride home last night and eeeeee! LOVE. I am not having too much trouble following the plot despite the lack of subs, either, because I found a synopsis ;)



I found out that it is called Coming Lies or Stealing Day and also stars Sammo Hung and Terri Kwan. And the plot? Is so one of my total kinks. Think Kurosagi/Liar Game only as light and romantic. A con-man being romantically conned by his own heart is about the best thing there is :)

Our protagonist, played by Dylan Kuo, has been trained to be professional high-stakes swindler since he was first found wondering the streets without name or family at the age of six by the renown older swindler played by Sammo Hung. Now, twenty years later, Cash (as he is known) is very very good indeed at his job, working with a steady team consisting of himself, his ‘Dad,’ a spunky female character whose name I am not clear on but who will have an OTP with the fourth member of the team, their tech support guy.

He can trick men and women (especially women :P) who have too much anyway quite easily, his lifestyle is quite nice, and the team comprises a family, however odd. However, one evening, while going home, he meets the adorable, spunky, poor, and oh-so-utterly-uninterested-in-his-killer-looks heroine, played by Terri Kwan. Tarri is the illegimate daughter of a rich man who refuses to acknowledge her, so she spends her life doing millions of odd jobs. Cash (who is always just a little too naïve for the game, despite his technical proficiency) is not only smitten at first sight, he is also touched, and decides to help her out.

Little does he know that this is actually a trap, and he is actually the mark. Can love make a crook go straight? Can two con-artists genuinely fall for each other? Seeing that this is a fluffy, delicious Taiwanese drama, I am betting the answer is yes.

There are gorgeous men and women, dressed to the nines. There is secret family history, and fighting, and heists, and kissing in the rain. There is the girl faltering in her plan as she falls for the guy she is supposed to trick. There is the trickster guy giving up all his secrets for the girl he loves. There is fun, and cool design, and to top it off, a smidgeon of angst. And a happy ending. Seriously, it was already worth the money: I actually found a story where Dylan Kuo doesn’t die or angst horribly throughout.

I love my new GOMplayer as it allows much better, quicker screencaps. Here are caps from ep 1:

Cuteness behind cut )
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Yes, I promise to reply to every reply left in lj by the end of today. But first things first ;)

My impulse buy, the mysterious Taiwanese drama with Dylan Kuo, turned out to be a good thing, like impulse buys sometimes are. I ended up watching first episode on the train ride home last night and eeeeee! LOVE. I am not having too much trouble following the plot despite the lack of subs, either, because I found a synopsis ;)



I found out that it is called Coming Lies or Stealing Day and also stars Sammo Hung and Terri Kwan. And the plot? Is so one of my total kinks. Think Kurosagi/Liar Game only as light and romantic. A con-man being romantically conned by his own heart is about the best thing there is :)

Our protagonist, played by Dylan Kuo, has been trained to be professional high-stakes swindler since he was first found wondering the streets without name or family at the age of six by the renown older swindler played by Sammo Hung. Now, twenty years later, Cash (as he is known) is very very good indeed at his job, working with a steady team consisting of himself, his ‘Dad,’ a spunky female character whose name I am not clear on but who will have an OTP with the fourth member of the team, their tech support guy.

He can trick men and women (especially women :P) who have too much anyway quite easily, his lifestyle is quite nice, and the team comprises a family, however odd. However, one evening, while going home, he meets the adorable, spunky, poor, and oh-so-utterly-uninterested-in-his-killer-looks heroine, played by Terri Kwan. Tarri is the illegimate daughter of a rich man who refuses to acknowledge her, so she spends her life doing millions of odd jobs. Cash (who is always just a little too naïve for the game, despite his technical proficiency) is not only smitten at first sight, he is also touched, and decides to help her out.

Little does he know that this is actually a trap, and he is actually the mark. Can love make a crook go straight? Can two con-artists genuinely fall for each other? Seeing that this is a fluffy, delicious Taiwanese drama, I am betting the answer is yes.

There are gorgeous men and women, dressed to the nines. There is secret family history, and fighting, and heists, and kissing in the rain. There is the girl faltering in her plan as she falls for the guy she is supposed to trick. There is the trickster guy giving up all his secrets for the girl he loves. There is fun, and cool design, and to top it off, a smidgeon of angst. And a happy ending. Seriously, it was already worth the money: I actually found a story where Dylan Kuo doesn’t die or angst horribly throughout.

I love my new GOMplayer as it allows much better, quicker screencaps. Here are caps from ep 1:

Cuteness behind cut )
dangermousie: (Bond by svilleficrecs)
I adore the new (to me) Tenth Doctor. Watched not only ‘The Christmas Invasion’ but the ep following last night, because couldn’t have just one.

OMG. How come I waited so long! There is nothing as awesome as watching Dr. Who with Mr. Mousie, both of us loving it to the bottom of our geeky hearts. I am sure I have mentioned before that I adore Rose Tyler and Billie Piper. But in case I haven’t? I do. When I grow up, I want to be like Rose Tyler. Only I am already grown up, so I guess it’s a missed opportunity after all.

And David Tennant? Oh my. I loved Christopher Eccleston in the role. And the pics I’ve seen of David Tennant weren’t particularly preposessing, you know? But I guess he is one of those people who is telegenic and not photogentic, because from his entrance on, he blew me away. (Oh, and yeah, he is devastatingly attractive, in a rumpled intellectual kinda way). Ten and Rose share crackling good chemistry, too. It’s different than the one with Nine and Rose. More flirty, less desperate?

But then this is a different Doctor, too, isn’t he? Nine was hard, but it came across as shell-shock. Ten? Is much harder. In his off-kilter, charming way, he is infinitely scarier, edgier than Nine. I would not cross him for anything.

Ep specific thoughts )

Can’t wait to watch more tonight.

In other, drama news:

The Outsiders really is a story about your good qualities being your weekenesses, isn’t it? Because Ah Hao’s sense of honor, his loyalty to those he considers close, is normally a wonderful thing. But in the cutthroat world he is in, it’s a huge detriment.

Thoughts on ep 17 )

And I am thinking about first ep of Japanese version of Hana Kimi. I’ve enjoyed it, and will continue to liveblog, but I do prefer the Taiwanese version. And that brought something home to me: I generally prefer Taiwanese adaptation of manga to Japanese ones. My favorite drama is, after all, the former: Mars (yeah, I decided The Outsiders is second after all. It’s a little too bleak to win over hard-won hopefulness of Mars).

Part of it is simply that Taiwanese dramas seem to be more faithful adaptations of the manga (Mars, Meteor Garden, Devil Beside You, Hana Kimi etc) versus the rather free-wheeling approach of jdrama adaptations (Hanadan was very loose inside the same structure and Hana Kimi looks similar).

But generally, I just like the Taiwanese adaptations better. I adored Hanadan, but not half so much as I loved Meteor Garden. Taiwanese ‘It Started with a Kiss’ is one of the delights of the drama world, but Itazura No Kiss is not very good. This new Hana Kimi is fun, but it (to be fair, at least so far) doesn’t have the pure sugar-spun cracky goodness of the Taiwanese version. Odd.

And I close with bringing you caps.

Of The Outsiders eps 16-17.

Pics here )

Also, I had a couple of Why Why Love caps so here they are.

caps )
dangermousie: (Bond by svilleficrecs)
I adore the new (to me) Tenth Doctor. Watched not only ‘The Christmas Invasion’ but the ep following last night, because couldn’t have just one.

OMG. How come I waited so long! There is nothing as awesome as watching Dr. Who with Mr. Mousie, both of us loving it to the bottom of our geeky hearts. I am sure I have mentioned before that I adore Rose Tyler and Billie Piper. But in case I haven’t? I do. When I grow up, I want to be like Rose Tyler. Only I am already grown up, so I guess it’s a missed opportunity after all.

And David Tennant? Oh my. I loved Christopher Eccleston in the role. And the pics I’ve seen of David Tennant weren’t particularly preposessing, you know? But I guess he is one of those people who is telegenic and not photogentic, because from his entrance on, he blew me away. (Oh, and yeah, he is devastatingly attractive, in a rumpled intellectual kinda way). Ten and Rose share crackling good chemistry, too. It’s different than the one with Nine and Rose. More flirty, less desperate?

But then this is a different Doctor, too, isn’t he? Nine was hard, but it came across as shell-shock. Ten? Is much harder. In his off-kilter, charming way, he is infinitely scarier, edgier than Nine. I would not cross him for anything.

Ep specific thoughts )

Can’t wait to watch more tonight.

In other, drama news:

The Outsiders really is a story about your good qualities being your weekenesses, isn’t it? Because Ah Hao’s sense of honor, his loyalty to those he considers close, is normally a wonderful thing. But in the cutthroat world he is in, it’s a huge detriment.

Thoughts on ep 17 )

And I am thinking about first ep of Japanese version of Hana Kimi. I’ve enjoyed it, and will continue to liveblog, but I do prefer the Taiwanese version. And that brought something home to me: I generally prefer Taiwanese adaptation of manga to Japanese ones. My favorite drama is, after all, the former: Mars (yeah, I decided The Outsiders is second after all. It’s a little too bleak to win over hard-won hopefulness of Mars).

Part of it is simply that Taiwanese dramas seem to be more faithful adaptations of the manga (Mars, Meteor Garden, Devil Beside You, Hana Kimi etc) versus the rather free-wheeling approach of jdrama adaptations (Hanadan was very loose inside the same structure and Hana Kimi looks similar).

But generally, I just like the Taiwanese adaptations better. I adored Hanadan, but not half so much as I loved Meteor Garden. Taiwanese ‘It Started with a Kiss’ is one of the delights of the drama world, but Itazura No Kiss is not very good. This new Hana Kimi is fun, but it (to be fair, at least so far) doesn’t have the pure sugar-spun cracky goodness of the Taiwanese version. Odd.

And I close with bringing you caps.

Of The Outsiders eps 16-17.

Pics here )

Also, I had a couple of Why Why Love caps so here they are.

caps )

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