dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Eleven episodes in and it's time to face the truth - when I spend 10 minutes watching each ep at extreme fast-forward and it still feels too long, it's time to quit. Life's too short, with too many other fun things to do.

I can't really pinpoint one huge glaring weakness in writing or acting - both are OK. The problem is that this is a character piece where none of the characters, their interactions or their dilemmas, interest or emotionally involve me one bit. So I am left with nothing. I mean, I don't care if an asteroid wipes out every character from Big tomorrow. And that's a bad sign, especially since there is no plot I am dying to follow despite lack of character investment.

Bye-bye, drama!
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Eleven episodes in and it's time to face the truth - when I spend 10 minutes watching each ep at extreme fast-forward and it still feels too long, it's time to quit. Life's too short, with too many other fun things to do.

I can't really pinpoint one huge glaring weakness in writing or acting - both are OK. The problem is that this is a character piece where none of the characters, their interactions or their dilemmas, interest or emotionally involve me one bit. So I am left with nothing. I mean, I don't care if an asteroid wipes out every character from Big tomorrow. And that's a bad sign, especially since there is no plot I am dying to follow despite lack of character investment.

Bye-bye, drama!
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Eleven episodes in and it's time to face the truth - when I spend 10 minutes watching each ep at extreme fast-forward and it still feels too long, it's time to quit. Life's too short, with too many other fun things to do.

I can't really pinpoint one huge glaring weakness in writing or acting - both are OK. The problem is that this is a character piece where none of the characters, their interactions or their dilemmas, interest or emotionally involve me one bit. So I am left with nothing. I mean, I don't care if an asteroid wipes out every character from Big tomorrow. And that's a bad sign, especially since there is no plot I am dying to follow despite lack of character investment.

Bye-bye, drama!
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
So, who else was simultaneously swooning and heartbroken by last scene of ep 7? Daran is getting closer and closer to realizing she likes Kyung Joon and poor KJ - to be jealous of the face he wears :(








What I love most about Big is its quietly emotional vibe and the way I feel so much for the characters.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
So, who else was simultaneously swooning and heartbroken by last scene of ep 7? Daran is getting closer and closer to realizing she likes Kyung Joon and poor KJ - to be jealous of the face he wears :(








What I love most about Big is its quietly emotional vibe and the way I feel so much for the characters.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)
So, who else was simultaneously swooning and heartbroken by last scene of ep 7? Daran is getting closer and closer to realizing she likes Kyung Joon and poor KJ - to be jealous of the face he wears :(








What I love most about Big is its quietly emotional vibe and the way I feel so much for the characters.
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)


I have a confession to make - I was this close to ditching Big. There was nothing that particularly bothered me about it, but after ep 1, which I liked a lot, I stayed completely uninvolved - I didn't care what happened to Kyung Joon or Daran, I didn't see the chemistry, I had little interest where the story was going to go etc etc. It was like watching a nicely-done work that didn't resonate at all. I checked out this week's eps without much interest, thinking they were going to be my final good-bye to this show.

WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG LIES LIES LIES LIES!

I am in love with this week's episodes. I giggled, I sighed, I clapped, I swooned. It's like a switch flipped and I care - I somehow fell for Kyung Joon and Daran, separately and together - I see the chemistry now, I am madly curious what will happen and I am invested. My heart turns over every time Kyung Joon looks at Daran with those eyes. I swooned when he kissed her. I screamed when he walked out with her from the wedding. I cheered when Daran kicked out the horrid ex. All of a sudden, this drama got me by the heart (and made me a ridiculously rabid shipper for DR/KJ). It helps that this week's eps were the first ones I felt Gong Yoo was Kyung Joon we met in ep 1 or logical progression of and not some weird distortion and Daran was real. I AM SO IN LOVE NOW, YOU GUYS!!!! Some dramas take a bit to get going and Big seems to have been one of them because all I want now is the next episode. NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!!!
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)


I have a confession to make - I was this close to ditching Big. There was nothing that particularly bothered me about it, but after ep 1, which I liked a lot, I stayed completely uninvolved - I didn't care what happened to Kyung Joon or Daran, I didn't see the chemistry, I had little interest where the story was going to go etc etc. It was like watching a nicely-done work that didn't resonate at all. I checked out this week's eps without much interest, thinking they were going to be my final good-bye to this show.

WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG LIES LIES LIES LIES!

I am in love with this week's episodes. I giggled, I sighed, I clapped, I swooned. It's like a switch flipped and I care - I somehow fell for Kyung Joon and Daran, separately and together - I see the chemistry now, I am madly curious what will happen and I am invested. My heart turns over every time Kyung Joon looks at Daran with those eyes. I swooned when he kissed her. I screamed when he walked out with her from the wedding. I cheered when Daran kicked out the horrid ex. All of a sudden, this drama got me by the heart (and made me a ridiculously rabid shipper for DR/KJ). It helps that this week's eps were the first ones I felt Gong Yoo was Kyung Joon we met in ep 1 or logical progression of and not some weird distortion and Daran was real. I AM SO IN LOVE NOW, YOU GUYS!!!! Some dramas take a bit to get going and Big seems to have been one of them because all I want now is the next episode. NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!!!
dangermousie: (My Girl kiss by meganbmoore)


I have a confession to make - I was this close to ditching Big. There was nothing that particularly bothered me about it, but after ep 1, which I liked a lot, I stayed completely uninvolved - I didn't care what happened to Kyung Joon or Daran, I didn't see the chemistry, I had little interest where the story was going to go etc etc. It was like watching a nicely-done work that didn't resonate at all. I checked out this week's eps without much interest, thinking they were going to be my final good-bye to this show.

WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG LIES LIES LIES LIES!

I am in love with this week's episodes. I giggled, I sighed, I clapped, I swooned. It's like a switch flipped and I care - I somehow fell for Kyung Joon and Daran, separately and together - I see the chemistry now, I am madly curious what will happen and I am invested. My heart turns over every time Kyung Joon looks at Daran with those eyes. I swooned when he kissed her. I screamed when he walked out with her from the wedding. I cheered when Daran kicked out the horrid ex. All of a sudden, this drama got me by the heart (and made me a ridiculously rabid shipper for DR/KJ). It helps that this week's eps were the first ones I felt Gong Yoo was Kyung Joon we met in ep 1 or logical progression of and not some weird distortion and Daran was real. I AM SO IN LOVE NOW, YOU GUYS!!!! Some dramas take a bit to get going and Big seems to have been one of them because all I want now is the next episode. NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!!!
dangermousie: (Firefly: Mal/Inara dance by pepperlandgi)
Is it me, or has LJ been kinda dead lately? Is everyone off to tumblr? It's kinda sad, because even though I suppose I can always get my own tumblr, I loved the conversations that used to happen and tumblr isn't much on conversations - pretty caps and gifs, sure, meta, not so much. Boooo!

Surprisingly, the second ep of Big continued to be charming. And I definitely ship Kyung Joon in Young Jae's body with Lee Min Jung. I mean:





Also, this from preview:



Not related to either of the above, but The Proclaimers' "Im gonna be (500 miles)" always cheers me up:

dangermousie: (Firefly: Mal/Inara dance by pepperlandgi)
Is it me, or has LJ been kinda dead lately? Is everyone off to tumblr? It's kinda sad, because even though I suppose I can always get my own tumblr, I loved the conversations that used to happen and tumblr isn't much on conversations - pretty caps and gifs, sure, meta, not so much. Boooo!

Surprisingly, the second ep of Big continued to be charming. And I definitely ship Kyung Joon in Young Jae's body with Lee Min Jung. I mean:





Also, this from preview:



Not related to either of the above, but The Proclaimers' "Im gonna be (500 miles)" always cheers me up:

dangermousie: (Firefly: Mal/Inara dance by pepperlandgi)
Is it me, or has LJ been kinda dead lately? Is everyone off to tumblr? It's kinda sad, because even though I suppose I can always get my own tumblr, I loved the conversations that used to happen and tumblr isn't much on conversations - pretty caps and gifs, sure, meta, not so much. Boooo!

Surprisingly, the second ep of Big continued to be charming. And I definitely ship Kyung Joon in Young Jae's body with Lee Min Jung. I mean:





Also, this from preview:



Not related to either of the above, but The Proclaimers' "Im gonna be (500 miles)" always cheers me up:

dangermousie: (Last Scandal: hold by anenko)
1. The preview for ep 5 of A Gentleman's Dignity promises me this: Warning: hyperventilation territory ahoy )

2. This trailer for ep 3 of Bridal Mask (thanks, anon!). Cannot. Breathe.



3. Despite for my love of Jin/Young Rae, I actually found myself alternashipping her with Korean Edward Cullen in ep 4. I mean! He saves her from murderers! There is comfort hugging! Etc! I think she should alternate...



Caps from scene and youtube clip of same )

4. To my complete and utter shock, I actually adored the first episode of Big, the Hong Sisters' drama starring Lee Min Jung and Gong Yoo. I only checked it out of sheer boredom, expecting to hate it (I normally cannot stand Lee Min Jung and I used to love Hong Sisters a long time ago but all their recent dramas made me want to bleach my eyeballs with acid), but perhaps because my expectations were low, I found it lovely, lovely lovely.



Tbh, if I didn't know Hong Sisters wrote this, I would never peg it as a recent drama of theirs - the frenetic pace is absent, the zany brittle preciousness (that their fans find wonderful but grates on me) is absent, nobody is walking around like a cartoon on steroids (I am looking at you, Dokko Jin, who best belonged in a Bugs Bunny cartoon), and the characters actually feel like people that might exist in real world. It is even more mellow than their early works, let alone their latest stuff. (Not to bash frenetic - when done right, it's great, but I don't think they've managed to do it right since Hong Gil Dong).

I am also shipping our 24-yr-old teacher heroine with our 18-yr-old student (who ends up in Gong Yoo's body) like mad. In fact, this drama feels like nothing but a supernatural twist on Biscuit Candy and Star Teacher (also starring Gong Yoo :P) or Romance or (a very very light take on) Majo No Jouken. Color me shocked.

Now, I am not sure how it will turn out - the moment wacky OTT kicks in, if it does, I am out. But for now, what a lovely lovely surprise.

Some caps )
dangermousie: (Last Scandal: hold by anenko)
1. The preview for ep 5 of A Gentleman's Dignity promises me this: Warning: hyperventilation territory ahoy )

2. This trailer for ep 3 of Bridal Mask (thanks, anon!). Cannot. Breathe.



3. Despite for my love of Jin/Young Rae, I actually found myself alternashipping her with Korean Edward Cullen in ep 4. I mean! He saves her from murderers! There is comfort hugging! Etc! I think she should alternate...



Caps from scene and youtube clip of same )

4. To my complete and utter shock, I actually adored the first episode of Big, the Hong Sisters' drama starring Lee Min Jung and Gong Yoo. I only checked it out of sheer boredom, expecting to hate it (I normally cannot stand Lee Min Jung and I used to love Hong Sisters a long time ago but all their recent dramas made me want to bleach my eyeballs with acid), but perhaps because my expectations were low, I found it lovely, lovely lovely.



Tbh, if I didn't know Hong Sisters wrote this, I would never peg it as a recent drama of theirs - the frenetic pace is absent, the zany brittle preciousness (that their fans find wonderful but grates on me) is absent, nobody is walking around like a cartoon on steroids (I am looking at you, Dokko Jin, who best belonged in a Bugs Bunny cartoon), and the characters actually feel like people that might exist in real world. It is even more mellow than their early works, let alone their latest stuff. (Not to bash frenetic - when done right, it's great, but I don't think they've managed to do it right since Hong Gil Dong).

I am also shipping our 24-yr-old teacher heroine with our 18-yr-old student (who ends up in Gong Yoo's body) like mad. In fact, this drama feels like nothing but a supernatural twist on Biscuit Candy and Star Teacher (also starring Gong Yoo :P) or Romance or (a very very light take on) Majo No Jouken. Color me shocked.

Now, I am not sure how it will turn out - the moment wacky OTT kicks in, if it does, I am out. But for now, what a lovely lovely surprise.

Some caps )
dangermousie: (Last Scandal: hold by anenko)
1. The preview for ep 5 of A Gentleman's Dignity promises me this: Warning: hyperventilation territory ahoy )

2. This trailer for ep 3 of Bridal Mask (thanks, anon!). Cannot. Breathe.



3. Despite for my love of Jin/Young Rae, I actually found myself alternashipping her with Korean Edward Cullen in ep 4. I mean! He saves her from murderers! There is comfort hugging! Etc! I think she should alternate...



Caps from scene and youtube clip of same )

4. To my complete and utter shock, I actually adored the first episode of Big, the Hong Sisters' drama starring Lee Min Jung and Gong Yoo. I only checked it out of sheer boredom, expecting to hate it (I normally cannot stand Lee Min Jung and I used to love Hong Sisters a long time ago but all their recent dramas made me want to bleach my eyeballs with acid), but perhaps because my expectations were low, I found it lovely, lovely lovely.



Tbh, if I didn't know Hong Sisters wrote this, I would never peg it as a recent drama of theirs - the frenetic pace is absent, the zany brittle preciousness (that their fans find wonderful but grates on me) is absent, nobody is walking around like a cartoon on steroids (I am looking at you, Dokko Jin, who best belonged in a Bugs Bunny cartoon), and the characters actually feel like people that might exist in real world. It is even more mellow than their early works, let alone their latest stuff. (Not to bash frenetic - when done right, it's great, but I don't think they've managed to do it right since Hong Gil Dong).

I am also shipping our 24-yr-old teacher heroine with our 18-yr-old student (who ends up in Gong Yoo's body) like mad. In fact, this drama feels like nothing but a supernatural twist on Biscuit Candy and Star Teacher (also starring Gong Yoo :P) or Romance or (a very very light take on) Majo No Jouken. Color me shocked.

Now, I am not sure how it will turn out - the moment wacky OTT kicks in, if it does, I am out. But for now, what a lovely lovely surprise.

Some caps )
dangermousie: (Coffee Prince kiss by alexandral)


So, watchalong is here. This week are episodes 1 and 2. You can post anything in replies - thoughts, comments, caps, whatever. Have fun :)

My thoughts on ep 1 )

Your turn!
dangermousie: (Coffee Prince kiss by alexandral)


So, watchalong is here. This week are episodes 1 and 2. You can post anything in replies - thoughts, comments, caps, whatever. Have fun :)

My thoughts on ep 1 )

Your turn!
dangermousie: (Coffee Prince kiss by alexandral)


So, watchalong is here. This week are episodes 1 and 2. You can post anything in replies - thoughts, comments, caps, whatever. Have fun :)

My thoughts on ep 1 )

Your turn!
dangermousie: (SKKS: my slash OTP by timescout)
To distract self from the fact that subs for ep 2 are still not out, have this scene from ep 1:





And then she finds out he's a high school student and what she thought was a suit jacket is his uniform! Bwahahahaa.




I am super-picky with romcoms, but I am Ramyun Shop's helpless and adoring slave. It probably helps that I have yet to find a male student-female teacher drama I didn't adore (yet I hate when the genders are reversed due to society's inherent imbalance in gender-power dynamics). Sang Do, Hello My Teacher, Loveholic, Romance, Majo No Jouken, Gokusen, now this. It seems I am doomed to love this subgenre. Of course, this drama has a lot more in common with Gokusen or Hello My Teacher and their light-hearted vibe than it does with the rest of the dramas on that list, which are all majorly heavy-duty, but that is part of its whimsical charm. I hope that, like Hello My Teacher, it will slowly introduce somewhat more seriousness, probably about the time the two leads will start liking each other. Please please please Drama Gods, make Jung Il Woo's character fall first and then pine like mad. But even if it doesn't achieve Hello My Teacher's wonderful mix of laughs and absolute swooning romance and give me ridiculous emotional overinvestment and break my heart a little (Gong Yoo's character had major problems and I don't think JIW's does), I will still love it for frothy, ridiculously adorable darling that it is.

And if it gives me a scene half as swoonworthy as this, I will love it forever:



(Too bad I have no caps of the foot-massage scene :P)
dangermousie: (SKKS: my slash OTP by timescout)
To distract self from the fact that subs for ep 2 are still not out, have this scene from ep 1:





And then she finds out he's a high school student and what she thought was a suit jacket is his uniform! Bwahahahaa.




I am super-picky with romcoms, but I am Ramyun Shop's helpless and adoring slave. It probably helps that I have yet to find a male student-female teacher drama I didn't adore (yet I hate when the genders are reversed due to society's inherent imbalance in gender-power dynamics). Sang Do, Hello My Teacher, Loveholic, Romance, Majo No Jouken, Gokusen, now this. It seems I am doomed to love this subgenre. Of course, this drama has a lot more in common with Gokusen or Hello My Teacher and their light-hearted vibe than it does with the rest of the dramas on that list, which are all majorly heavy-duty, but that is part of its whimsical charm. I hope that, like Hello My Teacher, it will slowly introduce somewhat more seriousness, probably about the time the two leads will start liking each other. Please please please Drama Gods, make Jung Il Woo's character fall first and then pine like mad. But even if it doesn't achieve Hello My Teacher's wonderful mix of laughs and absolute swooning romance and give me ridiculous emotional overinvestment and break my heart a little (Gong Yoo's character had major problems and I don't think JIW's does), I will still love it for frothy, ridiculously adorable darling that it is.

And if it gives me a scene half as swoonworthy as this, I will love it forever:



(Too bad I have no caps of the foot-massage scene :P)

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