dangermousie: (Coffee Prince kiss by alexandral)
1. One of the best things about Yoochun being cast in a drama is that his fangirls are a supremely dedicated bunch and thus you can be sure of a ton of MVs and other things. I mean, someone made a speculative trailer of I Miss You already, splicing Yoochun and Yoon Eun Hye's other dramas:

http://youtu.be/aPoVhOdQ4mY

It's utterly gorgeous. Mmmmm, I am super-excited for this drama - I love the leads and the writer to bits.

2. Speaking of fanworks, I am so lucky with Faith. The ratings for my obsession are mediocre, but the (English-language) fandom seems to have glommed on to it in a huge way. The soompi thread has over 600 pages (!!!!), we have a number of bloggers talking about it, and some very talented people are producing fanfics and vids. Compare it with May Queen, which has almost twice the ratings, yet the blogosphere is pretty dead about. This is all a long intro to a comment that I went hunting for MVs and found some gorgeous ones:



3. Apparently, Kim Bum has been confirmed for That Winter the Wind Blows. Noh Hee Kyung must have really liked him in her previous drama, Padam Padam (he WAS excellent). I've seen some fangirls upset that, once again, it's not the lead, but I really respect his choices - he keeps picking projects by a good writer which entail bouncing off some real heavyweights (in PP, it was Jung Woo Sung and here it will be Jo In Sung). I actually think these are great choices for him.

4. Last but not least, I keep wondering who will be the leading lady in Joo Won's upcoming drama. A lot of the likely candidates are busy. I think it would fun if it was Park Min Young - if I still like her after the horror that was Dr Jin, then clearly she can do no wrong in my eyes.

5. I am currently only following 4 airing kdramas - Five Fingers, Nice Guy, Faith, and Arang and the Magistrate. This is so much easier on my schedule (I dropped The Horse Healer and Oohlala Spouses, at the very least postponed The Great Seer, and I can't say I am watching Glass Mask in any consistent fashion).
dangermousie: (Coffee Prince kiss by alexandral)
1. One of the best things about Yoochun being cast in a drama is that his fangirls are a supremely dedicated bunch and thus you can be sure of a ton of MVs and other things. I mean, someone made a speculative trailer of I Miss You already, splicing Yoochun and Yoon Eun Hye's other dramas:

http://youtu.be/aPoVhOdQ4mY

It's utterly gorgeous. Mmmmm, I am super-excited for this drama - I love the leads and the writer to bits.

2. Speaking of fanworks, I am so lucky with Faith. The ratings for my obsession are mediocre, but the (English-language) fandom seems to have glommed on to it in a huge way. The soompi thread has over 600 pages (!!!!), we have a number of bloggers talking about it, and some very talented people are producing fanfics and vids. Compare it with May Queen, which has almost twice the ratings, yet the blogosphere is pretty dead about. This is all a long intro to a comment that I went hunting for MVs and found some gorgeous ones:



3. Apparently, Kim Bum has been confirmed for That Winter the Wind Blows. Noh Hee Kyung must have really liked him in her previous drama, Padam Padam (he WAS excellent). I've seen some fangirls upset that, once again, it's not the lead, but I really respect his choices - he keeps picking projects by a good writer which entail bouncing off some real heavyweights (in PP, it was Jung Woo Sung and here it will be Jo In Sung). I actually think these are great choices for him.

4. Last but not least, I keep wondering who will be the leading lady in Joo Won's upcoming drama. A lot of the likely candidates are busy. I think it would fun if it was Park Min Young - if I still like her after the horror that was Dr Jin, then clearly she can do no wrong in my eyes.

5. I am currently only following 4 airing kdramas - Five Fingers, Nice Guy, Faith, and Arang and the Magistrate. This is so much easier on my schedule (I dropped The Horse Healer and Oohlala Spouses, at the very least postponed The Great Seer, and I can't say I am watching Glass Mask in any consistent fashion).
dangermousie: (Coffee Prince kiss by alexandral)
1. One of the best things about Yoochun being cast in a drama is that his fangirls are a supremely dedicated bunch and thus you can be sure of a ton of MVs and other things. I mean, someone made a speculative trailer of I Miss You already, splicing Yoochun and Yoon Eun Hye's other dramas:

http://youtu.be/aPoVhOdQ4mY

It's utterly gorgeous. Mmmmm, I am super-excited for this drama - I love the leads and the writer to bits.

2. Speaking of fanworks, I am so lucky with Faith. The ratings for my obsession are mediocre, but the (English-language) fandom seems to have glommed on to it in a huge way. The soompi thread has over 600 pages (!!!!), we have a number of bloggers talking about it, and some very talented people are producing fanfics and vids. Compare it with May Queen, which has almost twice the ratings, yet the blogosphere is pretty dead about. This is all a long intro to a comment that I went hunting for MVs and found some gorgeous ones:



3. Apparently, Kim Bum has been confirmed for That Winter the Wind Blows. Noh Hee Kyung must have really liked him in her previous drama, Padam Padam (he WAS excellent). I've seen some fangirls upset that, once again, it's not the lead, but I really respect his choices - he keeps picking projects by a good writer which entail bouncing off some real heavyweights (in PP, it was Jung Woo Sung and here it will be Jo In Sung). I actually think these are great choices for him.

4. Last but not least, I keep wondering who will be the leading lady in Joo Won's upcoming drama. A lot of the likely candidates are busy. I think it would fun if it was Park Min Young - if I still like her after the horror that was Dr Jin, then clearly she can do no wrong in my eyes.

5. I am currently only following 4 airing kdramas - Five Fingers, Nice Guy, Faith, and Arang and the Magistrate. This is so much easier on my schedule (I dropped The Horse Healer and Oohlala Spouses, at the very least postponed The Great Seer, and I can't say I am watching Glass Mask in any consistent fashion).
dangermousie: (Worlds Within by vierran45)
Jo In Sung and Song Hye Kyo have just confirmed a drama!!!!! Together!!!!!! It's going to be a dark romantic melodrama!!!!!

By Noh Hee Kyung, who wrote my favorite kdrama of all time - Worlds Within!!!! And the plot is based on a Japanese story about a man in debt to the mob who plans to use a blind heiress!!!

The PD is also the one for Worlds Within!

Sometimes, things are really really perfect.

This made my day week month year century!!!!

Sorry, other dramas! The title for most anticipated Mousie drama in history has been claimed!

!!!!!!!!!!!

No words.
dangermousie: (Worlds Within by vierran45)
Jo In Sung and Song Hye Kyo have just confirmed a drama!!!!! Together!!!!!! It's going to be a dark romantic melodrama!!!!!

By Noh Hee Kyung, who wrote my favorite kdrama of all time - Worlds Within!!!! And the plot is based on a Japanese story about a man in debt to the mob who plans to use a blind heiress!!!

The PD is also the one for Worlds Within!

Sometimes, things are really really perfect.

This made my day week month year century!!!!

Sorry, other dramas! The title for most anticipated Mousie drama in history has been claimed!

!!!!!!!!!!!

No words.
dangermousie: (Worlds Within by vierran45)
Jo In Sung and Song Hye Kyo have just confirmed a drama!!!!! Together!!!!!! It's going to be a dark romantic melodrama!!!!!

By Noh Hee Kyung, who wrote my favorite kdrama of all time - Worlds Within!!!! And the plot is based on a Japanese story about a man in debt to the mob who plans to use a blind heiress!!!

The PD is also the one for Worlds Within!

Sometimes, things are really really perfect.

This made my day week month year century!!!!

Sorry, other dramas! The title for most anticipated Mousie drama in history has been claimed!

!!!!!!!!!!!

No words.
dangermousie: (Default)
First off, Koala posted that it is rumored that Jo In Sung and Ha Ji Won are considering being leads in the upcoming The King, a drama by the Damo PD (!!!!!) about a Northerner and a Southerner who fall in love.

!!!!!

!!!!!!!

We pause while I issue a primal screen. I am not sure what I would do to ensure that happens, but it possibly involves human sacrifice. Jo In Sung is arguably my favorite Korean actor and I have been dying for him to come back to dramas for years (I believe his last drama was in 2005). I love Ha Ji Won. But, more importantly, JIS/HJW are one of my most favorite ever on-screen pairings (in Something Happened in Bali) and one which I most want to see together again.

I need this, Universe!

In other casting rumors, as per dramabeans, Joo Won is being considered for secondary lead in Moon That Embraces the Sun. Now, I adore Joo Won, but all I can think of is why is he not the main lead!!! He is equally famous to Kim Su Hyun (who is first lead) and he looks old enough for Han Ga In. Booooo! Also, I love him much better. This is nightmare casting for me.
dangermousie: (Default)
First off, Koala posted that it is rumored that Jo In Sung and Ha Ji Won are considering being leads in the upcoming The King, a drama by the Damo PD (!!!!!) about a Northerner and a Southerner who fall in love.

!!!!!

!!!!!!!

We pause while I issue a primal screen. I am not sure what I would do to ensure that happens, but it possibly involves human sacrifice. Jo In Sung is arguably my favorite Korean actor and I have been dying for him to come back to dramas for years (I believe his last drama was in 2005). I love Ha Ji Won. But, more importantly, JIS/HJW are one of my most favorite ever on-screen pairings (in Something Happened in Bali) and one which I most want to see together again.

I need this, Universe!

In other casting rumors, as per dramabeans, Joo Won is being considered for secondary lead in Moon That Embraces the Sun. Now, I adore Joo Won, but all I can think of is why is he not the main lead!!! He is equally famous to Kim Su Hyun (who is first lead) and he looks old enough for Han Ga In. Booooo! Also, I love him much better. This is nightmare casting for me.
dangermousie: (Default)
First off, Koala posted that it is rumored that Jo In Sung and Ha Ji Won are considering being leads in the upcoming The King, a drama by the Damo PD (!!!!!) about a Northerner and a Southerner who fall in love.

!!!!!

!!!!!!!

We pause while I issue a primal screen. I am not sure what I would do to ensure that happens, but it possibly involves human sacrifice. Jo In Sung is arguably my favorite Korean actor and I have been dying for him to come back to dramas for years (I believe his last drama was in 2005). I love Ha Ji Won. But, more importantly, JIS/HJW are one of my most favorite ever on-screen pairings (in Something Happened in Bali) and one which I most want to see together again.

I need this, Universe!

In other casting rumors, as per dramabeans, Joo Won is being considered for secondary lead in Moon That Embraces the Sun. Now, I adore Joo Won, but all I can think of is why is he not the main lead!!! He is equally famous to Kim Su Hyun (who is first lead) and he looks old enough for Han Ga In. Booooo! Also, I love him much better. This is nightmare casting for me.
dangermousie: (Baker King)
I am sure some kdrama junkies on my flist remember how a few years ago, Four Seasons was bandied about as a possibly upcoming drama. To say that Dangerousie was an excited little mousie would be a vast understatement. It was supposed to be written by Lee Kyung Hee (Sang-Do, A Love to Kill, Thank You etc), a.k.a. one of my favorite drama-writers and be the drama comeback of both Rain and Jeon Ji Hyun as a mercenary and a journalist respectively. For whatever reason, the project fell through, LKH went on to write the wonderful Will It Snow On Christmas and Rain went on to star, much less wonderfully, in the trainwreck that was Fugitive. And I wrote off this drama for good.

BUT.

BUT.

Apparently, just like Daemul, Four Seasons may just be the zombie that refuses to die, because apparently this is one of the dramas Jo In Sung is considering as his drama come-back once he's out of the army.

Let's pause.

And have this sink in.

Did it sink in yet?

...

...

...

OH MY GOD!!!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!!

It's exciting enough that this project may yet happen with anyone, because LKH is one of two of my favorite kdrama screenwriters (NYK being the other), but Jo In Sung? Jo In Sung. He hasn't done a drama since 2005 and he is, IMO, one of the best k-ent actors working out there today (have you seen Dirty Carnival? I had shivers for hours, afterwards). He blew everyone else out of the water and MADE the drama for me in Something Happened in Bali, so the thought of him back doing a drama, and a LKH drama (he is so good at angst/nuance/melodrama combo she excels at) - OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. Please please, drama gods, make this happen!
dangermousie: (Baker King)
I am sure some kdrama junkies on my flist remember how a few years ago, Four Seasons was bandied about as a possibly upcoming drama. To say that Dangerousie was an excited little mousie would be a vast understatement. It was supposed to be written by Lee Kyung Hee (Sang-Do, A Love to Kill, Thank You etc), a.k.a. one of my favorite drama-writers and be the drama comeback of both Rain and Jeon Ji Hyun as a mercenary and a journalist respectively. For whatever reason, the project fell through, LKH went on to write the wonderful Will It Snow On Christmas and Rain went on to star, much less wonderfully, in the trainwreck that was Fugitive. And I wrote off this drama for good.

BUT.

BUT.

Apparently, just like Daemul, Four Seasons may just be the zombie that refuses to die, because apparently this is one of the dramas Jo In Sung is considering as his drama come-back once he's out of the army.

Let's pause.

And have this sink in.

Did it sink in yet?

...

...

...

OH MY GOD!!!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!!

It's exciting enough that this project may yet happen with anyone, because LKH is one of two of my favorite kdrama screenwriters (NYK being the other), but Jo In Sung? Jo In Sung. He hasn't done a drama since 2005 and he is, IMO, one of the best k-ent actors working out there today (have you seen Dirty Carnival? I had shivers for hours, afterwards). He blew everyone else out of the water and MADE the drama for me in Something Happened in Bali, so the thought of him back doing a drama, and a LKH drama (he is so good at angst/nuance/melodrama combo she excels at) - OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. Please please, drama gods, make this happen!
dangermousie: (Baker King)
I am sure some kdrama junkies on my flist remember how a few years ago, Four Seasons was bandied about as a possibly upcoming drama. To say that Dangerousie was an excited little mousie would be a vast understatement. It was supposed to be written by Lee Kyung Hee (Sang-Do, A Love to Kill, Thank You etc), a.k.a. one of my favorite drama-writers and be the drama comeback of both Rain and Jeon Ji Hyun as a mercenary and a journalist respectively. For whatever reason, the project fell through, LKH went on to write the wonderful Will It Snow On Christmas and Rain went on to star, much less wonderfully, in the trainwreck that was Fugitive. And I wrote off this drama for good.

BUT.

BUT.

Apparently, just like Daemul, Four Seasons may just be the zombie that refuses to die, because apparently this is one of the dramas Jo In Sung is considering as his drama come-back once he's out of the army.

Let's pause.

And have this sink in.

Did it sink in yet?

...

...

...

OH MY GOD!!!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!!

It's exciting enough that this project may yet happen with anyone, because LKH is one of two of my favorite kdrama screenwriters (NYK being the other), but Jo In Sung? Jo In Sung. He hasn't done a drama since 2005 and he is, IMO, one of the best k-ent actors working out there today (have you seen Dirty Carnival? I had shivers for hours, afterwards). He blew everyone else out of the water and MADE the drama for me in Something Happened in Bali, so the thought of him back doing a drama, and a LKH drama (he is so good at angst/nuance/melodrama combo she excels at) - OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. Please please, drama gods, make this happen!
dangermousie: (BSG: Lee by syliasyliasylia)
(I also posted this in my Communal Bali watching sticky post, but it's long enough to be a separate post and so I am putting it here - maybe it makes it easier to find?)

It's really interesting, rewatching this. God, I'd almost forgotten how much I love Jo In Sung. LOVE. I mean, I love him and his nervous energy so much that I don't even notice So Ji Sub, who normally I really like. If Jo In Sung ever makes another drama (once he's out of the Army), I just might spontaneously explode. I know movies are more prestigious and all but I am greedy for more screentime (side note - A Dirty Carnival was the best Korean movie I have ever seen, and what made me truly and utterly lose it for him - but it was so brutally hopeless, it made me depressed for days. One of these days he should make a comedy).

Anyway, back to the drama.

1. I'd almost forgotten how unpleasant the two guys and Other Girl are in this, at the start. None of them are monsters (though by the end the Secondary Girl comes close, IMO, even if I end up feeling a repelled kind of pity for her) but they are all in their selfish shells - it's little things, like not helping Soo Jung with her heavy bag or treating her as an extra in their lives. Even their kindness is this thoughtless kind. It's funny because I am not sure if they change in niceness quotient that much (though both the men become much more desperately vulnerable, especially Jae Min) but I guess I get to know them so well and their reasons for being the way they are, I sort of end up not caring - I end up adoring Jae Min as a character, especially, so much. Even if he is the biggest trainwreck I have ever seen as a kdrama lead.

2. Soo Jung. I adore her. You could see how annoyed she is she is dealing with the tour group from hell (the other 3) but the way she pushes and carries on is WONDERFUL. So is her drunken camaraderie with Jae Min. She is in another universe from the poised, iced, controlled Young Joo. But it's interesting, she seems so (relatively) well-adjusted compared to the rest of them but as the drama unfolds, you see that this hard-earned cheerfulness is a facade and she is very broken too - between her and Jae Min, I am not sure, which one is more screwed-up. For him, it's his family, but for her, it's her poverty that has made her so.

3. You know, there are hints about her screwed-upness even this early on - the scene where Jae Min offers her $$$ for a one-night stand and she calls him a jerk (and you see by his reaction he doesn't even understand that what he said was insulting - he is puzzled. In his world, everything can be bought and sold, and there is no such thing as affection.) and then asks whether he is going to pay before or after. In her world, there is no room for the grand gesture, for throwing money in his face. She leaves only because he kicks her out (giving her money but not doing anything) telling her to buy her new shoes (hers are broken) and saying "it's not fun any more" (the first of many instances she really throws him off any usual ways he deals with things). And then she trips on her broken heels walking out, sprawling in the lobby, inelegantly grabbing and picking up money.

4. You know, one of the biggest delights of this rewatch for me is contrasting in my head the way Jae Min is going to be with her later - utterly desperate and "brought down" and willing to beg and beg and beg, and the way he is now - emotionally detached, with all the 'power' on his side - I mean, contrast his propositioning her for that one-night stand and the scene where they finally make love, a dozen eps from now. Though she is totally rattling him even now - I love the scene where he first truly notices her - seeing her in the parking lot trying to fix her shoes, eating, and drinking. She is just so REAL and alive and immediate. No wonder he's caught (and then quickly looks away).

5. Jae Min's father needs to die in a fire after being slowly cut with a myriad of razors - the scene in his office in ep 2 where he is practicing golf in his office and Jae Min flinches any time the golf club is in his vicinity, and almost stutters, just - RAGE. Increased 1000x by what I know he does later. But I confess to being amused in the scene where he is throwing things at Jae Min during the board meeting and a flunkie keeps moving things up to him to throw - folders, bottle of water, so he won't run out of things - a definition of a brown-noser.

God, I love this drama!
dangermousie: (BSG: Lee by syliasyliasylia)
(I also posted this in my Communal Bali watching sticky post, but it's long enough to be a separate post and so I am putting it here - maybe it makes it easier to find?)

It's really interesting, rewatching this. God, I'd almost forgotten how much I love Jo In Sung. LOVE. I mean, I love him and his nervous energy so much that I don't even notice So Ji Sub, who normally I really like. If Jo In Sung ever makes another drama (once he's out of the Army), I just might spontaneously explode. I know movies are more prestigious and all but I am greedy for more screentime (side note - A Dirty Carnival was the best Korean movie I have ever seen, and what made me truly and utterly lose it for him - but it was so brutally hopeless, it made me depressed for days. One of these days he should make a comedy).

Anyway, back to the drama.

1. I'd almost forgotten how unpleasant the two guys and Other Girl are in this, at the start. None of them are monsters (though by the end the Secondary Girl comes close, IMO, even if I end up feeling a repelled kind of pity for her) but they are all in their selfish shells - it's little things, like not helping Soo Jung with her heavy bag or treating her as an extra in their lives. Even their kindness is this thoughtless kind. It's funny because I am not sure if they change in niceness quotient that much (though both the men become much more desperately vulnerable, especially Jae Min) but I guess I get to know them so well and their reasons for being the way they are, I sort of end up not caring - I end up adoring Jae Min as a character, especially, so much. Even if he is the biggest trainwreck I have ever seen as a kdrama lead.

2. Soo Jung. I adore her. You could see how annoyed she is she is dealing with the tour group from hell (the other 3) but the way she pushes and carries on is WONDERFUL. So is her drunken camaraderie with Jae Min. She is in another universe from the poised, iced, controlled Young Joo. But it's interesting, she seems so (relatively) well-adjusted compared to the rest of them but as the drama unfolds, you see that this hard-earned cheerfulness is a facade and she is very broken too - between her and Jae Min, I am not sure, which one is more screwed-up. For him, it's his family, but for her, it's her poverty that has made her so.

3. You know, there are hints about her screwed-upness even this early on - the scene where Jae Min offers her $$$ for a one-night stand and she calls him a jerk (and you see by his reaction he doesn't even understand that what he said was insulting - he is puzzled. In his world, everything can be bought and sold, and there is no such thing as affection.) and then asks whether he is going to pay before or after. In her world, there is no room for the grand gesture, for throwing money in his face. She leaves only because he kicks her out (giving her money but not doing anything) telling her to buy her new shoes (hers are broken) and saying "it's not fun any more" (the first of many instances she really throws him off any usual ways he deals with things). And then she trips on her broken heels walking out, sprawling in the lobby, inelegantly grabbing and picking up money.

4. You know, one of the biggest delights of this rewatch for me is contrasting in my head the way Jae Min is going to be with her later - utterly desperate and "brought down" and willing to beg and beg and beg, and the way he is now - emotionally detached, with all the 'power' on his side - I mean, contrast his propositioning her for that one-night stand and the scene where they finally make love, a dozen eps from now. Though she is totally rattling him even now - I love the scene where he first truly notices her - seeing her in the parking lot trying to fix her shoes, eating, and drinking. She is just so REAL and alive and immediate. No wonder he's caught (and then quickly looks away).

5. Jae Min's father needs to die in a fire after being slowly cut with a myriad of razors - the scene in his office in ep 2 where he is practicing golf in his office and Jae Min flinches any time the golf club is in his vicinity, and almost stutters, just - RAGE. Increased 1000x by what I know he does later. But I confess to being amused in the scene where he is throwing things at Jae Min during the board meeting and a flunkie keeps moving things up to him to throw - folders, bottle of water, so he won't run out of things - a definition of a brown-noser.

God, I love this drama!
dangermousie: (BSG: Lee by syliasyliasylia)
(I also posted this in my Communal Bali watching sticky post, but it's long enough to be a separate post and so I am putting it here - maybe it makes it easier to find?)

It's really interesting, rewatching this. God, I'd almost forgotten how much I love Jo In Sung. LOVE. I mean, I love him and his nervous energy so much that I don't even notice So Ji Sub, who normally I really like. If Jo In Sung ever makes another drama (once he's out of the Army), I just might spontaneously explode. I know movies are more prestigious and all but I am greedy for more screentime (side note - A Dirty Carnival was the best Korean movie I have ever seen, and what made me truly and utterly lose it for him - but it was so brutally hopeless, it made me depressed for days. One of these days he should make a comedy).

Anyway, back to the drama.

1. I'd almost forgotten how unpleasant the two guys and Other Girl are in this, at the start. None of them are monsters (though by the end the Secondary Girl comes close, IMO, even if I end up feeling a repelled kind of pity for her) but they are all in their selfish shells - it's little things, like not helping Soo Jung with her heavy bag or treating her as an extra in their lives. Even their kindness is this thoughtless kind. It's funny because I am not sure if they change in niceness quotient that much (though both the men become much more desperately vulnerable, especially Jae Min) but I guess I get to know them so well and their reasons for being the way they are, I sort of end up not caring - I end up adoring Jae Min as a character, especially, so much. Even if he is the biggest trainwreck I have ever seen as a kdrama lead.

2. Soo Jung. I adore her. You could see how annoyed she is she is dealing with the tour group from hell (the other 3) but the way she pushes and carries on is WONDERFUL. So is her drunken camaraderie with Jae Min. She is in another universe from the poised, iced, controlled Young Joo. But it's interesting, she seems so (relatively) well-adjusted compared to the rest of them but as the drama unfolds, you see that this hard-earned cheerfulness is a facade and she is very broken too - between her and Jae Min, I am not sure, which one is more screwed-up. For him, it's his family, but for her, it's her poverty that has made her so.

3. You know, there are hints about her screwed-upness even this early on - the scene where Jae Min offers her $$$ for a one-night stand and she calls him a jerk (and you see by his reaction he doesn't even understand that what he said was insulting - he is puzzled. In his world, everything can be bought and sold, and there is no such thing as affection.) and then asks whether he is going to pay before or after. In her world, there is no room for the grand gesture, for throwing money in his face. She leaves only because he kicks her out (giving her money but not doing anything) telling her to buy her new shoes (hers are broken) and saying "it's not fun any more" (the first of many instances she really throws him off any usual ways he deals with things). And then she trips on her broken heels walking out, sprawling in the lobby, inelegantly grabbing and picking up money.

4. You know, one of the biggest delights of this rewatch for me is contrasting in my head the way Jae Min is going to be with her later - utterly desperate and "brought down" and willing to beg and beg and beg, and the way he is now - emotionally detached, with all the 'power' on his side - I mean, contrast his propositioning her for that one-night stand and the scene where they finally make love, a dozen eps from now. Though she is totally rattling him even now - I love the scene where he first truly notices her - seeing her in the parking lot trying to fix her shoes, eating, and drinking. She is just so REAL and alive and immediate. No wonder he's caught (and then quickly looks away).

5. Jae Min's father needs to die in a fire after being slowly cut with a myriad of razors - the scene in his office in ep 2 where he is practicing golf in his office and Jae Min flinches any time the golf club is in his vicinity, and almost stutters, just - RAGE. Increased 1000x by what I know he does later. But I confess to being amused in the scene where he is throwing things at Jae Min during the board meeting and a flunkie keeps moving things up to him to throw - folders, bottle of water, so he won't run out of things - a definition of a brown-noser.

God, I love this drama!
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: excuse me)
I am getting a mad yen to rewatch Something Happened in Bali, the only one of high-ratings dramas I truly love (Bali's last ep was close to 40%). Usually I don't get the craze (Lovers in Harvard? Boys Over Flowers? Really?) but I adored Bali.

Bali also has the distinction of having the most dysfunctional couple I have ever shipped. Years of therapy were needed for those two. Yes, my OTP was Jae Min/Soo Jung, despite the fact that spoiler for the ending. Trust me, you want to be warned for that one )

Yes. I ship THAT. I don't care what it makes me. The drama makes no bones that Jae Min is beyond messed up - I am kinda amazed he is walking and talking, to be honest. His father wins the incontrovertible award for the worst kdrama father ever and if you know kdramas you know what a feat that is. Spoiler for a particular scene )

So his love for Soo Jung is no help - I don't think any woman could have 'fixed' him, and certainly the hugely messed-up despite her sunny demeanor Soo Jung, with her own major issues and fragility, was about the last person to do so. However, even if they could have worked out their happiness, with the help of some really high-priced therapy, his family made it impossible - in fact they turned the screws on even worse, not caring that their actions were plainly driving him into nonfunctionality land.

Here is a rare nonspoilery mv:



Here is a scene I love:

dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: excuse me)
I am getting a mad yen to rewatch Something Happened in Bali, the only one of high-ratings dramas I truly love (Bali's last ep was close to 40%). Usually I don't get the craze (Lovers in Harvard? Boys Over Flowers? Really?) but I adored Bali.

Bali also has the distinction of having the most dysfunctional couple I have ever shipped. Years of therapy were needed for those two. Yes, my OTP was Jae Min/Soo Jung, despite the fact that spoiler for the ending. Trust me, you want to be warned for that one )

Yes. I ship THAT. I don't care what it makes me. The drama makes no bones that Jae Min is beyond messed up - I am kinda amazed he is walking and talking, to be honest. His father wins the incontrovertible award for the worst kdrama father ever and if you know kdramas you know what a feat that is. Spoiler for a particular scene )

So his love for Soo Jung is no help - I don't think any woman could have 'fixed' him, and certainly the hugely messed-up despite her sunny demeanor Soo Jung, with her own major issues and fragility, was about the last person to do so. However, even if they could have worked out their happiness, with the help of some really high-priced therapy, his family made it impossible - in fact they turned the screws on even worse, not caring that their actions were plainly driving him into nonfunctionality land.

Here is a rare nonspoilery mv:



Here is a scene I love:

dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: excuse me)
I am getting a mad yen to rewatch Something Happened in Bali, the only one of high-ratings dramas I truly love (Bali's last ep was close to 40%). Usually I don't get the craze (Lovers in Harvard? Boys Over Flowers? Really?) but I adored Bali.

Bali also has the distinction of having the most dysfunctional couple I have ever shipped. Years of therapy were needed for those two. Yes, my OTP was Jae Min/Soo Jung, despite the fact that spoiler for the ending. Trust me, you want to be warned for that one )

Yes. I ship THAT. I don't care what it makes me. The drama makes no bones that Jae Min is beyond messed up - I am kinda amazed he is walking and talking, to be honest. His father wins the incontrovertible award for the worst kdrama father ever and if you know kdramas you know what a feat that is. Spoiler for a particular scene )

So his love for Soo Jung is no help - I don't think any woman could have 'fixed' him, and certainly the hugely messed-up despite her sunny demeanor Soo Jung, with her own major issues and fragility, was about the last person to do so. However, even if they could have worked out their happiness, with the help of some really high-priced therapy, his family made it impossible - in fact they turned the screws on even worse, not caring that their actions were plainly driving him into nonfunctionality land.

Here is a rare nonspoilery mv:



Here is a scene I love:

dangermousie: (HGD hug by miss-dian)
(Because Brilliant Legacy made me think of Bali, Bali made me think of Jo In Sung, and Jo In Sung made me think of Spring Day).

Once I finish Brilliant Legacy, I think I will continue with SD, a drama I started some time ago, liked, and got sidetracked.

The story of Spring Day is the standard kdrama fodder - two half-brothers in love with the same woman, amnesia, muteness, evil parents etc. I love all that stuff but let's be honest: I am in it for my biggest (with the exception of Kang Ji Hwan) kdrama crush: Jo In Sung (come back soon from the army, oppa! :P)

You might know him as the bi bodyguard from that gay period epic Frozen Flower or the beyond-dysfunctional rich boy of Bali or the thuggish small-time gangster of A Dirty Carnival - all awesome dramas/movies, btw.

Clearly inspired by his role in Bali (the only huge phenom drama out there that I adore, btw), he plays a high-strung son of horrible, controlling parents. His father is a total jerk. Granted, he doesn't beat him into unconsciousness with golf-clubs (Bali's Dad wins 'worst drama dad' competition, quite impressively) but he does smack him around, which doesn't strike me as effective parenting. Daddy is a head of a hospital so has decided both his kids should be doctors. The older son (the hunky, obedient Ji Jin Hee) loves the job, but Jo In Sung is about the worst doctor in creation - I think it's time to let your kid do something else when he repeatedly keeps telling you the sight of blood makes him faint. JID' Mom is a total piece of work - she dotes on her 'baby' but is horrible to her stepson, the product of Doctor Daddy's first marriage. Ji Jin Hee is lovely and sane but as the story starts, he goes off to look for birth mom. This being a kdrama, he finds Mom only to get into a car wreck, with her dying and him in a coma.

Did I mention that before all of this, Ji Jin Hee became friends with a beautful mute woman (mute from trauma, not bilogically). They fell in love and he restored her speech. But after the accident, when she comes to the city looking for her OTP, guess who falls in love with her? Yup, her oppa's younger brother. He is younger than she is, he is a mess, and he is her boyfriend's sibling...

Sign me up!

From what I've read, it was supposed to have the heroine end up with Ji Jin Hee, the older bro, but they decided to go another way. EEEEE!

Blahblahblah words, I just want to see this scene:



Anyway, in some ways he basically plays a male Seung Mi (from Brilliant Legacy), only if Seung Mi weren't evil :)

I am going to love it!
dangermousie: (HGD hug by miss-dian)
(Because Brilliant Legacy made me think of Bali, Bali made me think of Jo In Sung, and Jo In Sung made me think of Spring Day).

Once I finish Brilliant Legacy, I think I will continue with SD, a drama I started some time ago, liked, and got sidetracked.

The story of Spring Day is the standard kdrama fodder - two half-brothers in love with the same woman, amnesia, muteness, evil parents etc. I love all that stuff but let's be honest: I am in it for my biggest (with the exception of Kang Ji Hwan) kdrama crush: Jo In Sung (come back soon from the army, oppa! :P)

You might know him as the bi bodyguard from that gay period epic Frozen Flower or the beyond-dysfunctional rich boy of Bali or the thuggish small-time gangster of A Dirty Carnival - all awesome dramas/movies, btw.

Clearly inspired by his role in Bali (the only huge phenom drama out there that I adore, btw), he plays a high-strung son of horrible, controlling parents. His father is a total jerk. Granted, he doesn't beat him into unconsciousness with golf-clubs (Bali's Dad wins 'worst drama dad' competition, quite impressively) but he does smack him around, which doesn't strike me as effective parenting. Daddy is a head of a hospital so has decided both his kids should be doctors. The older son (the hunky, obedient Ji Jin Hee) loves the job, but Jo In Sung is about the worst doctor in creation - I think it's time to let your kid do something else when he repeatedly keeps telling you the sight of blood makes him faint. JID' Mom is a total piece of work - she dotes on her 'baby' but is horrible to her stepson, the product of Doctor Daddy's first marriage. Ji Jin Hee is lovely and sane but as the story starts, he goes off to look for birth mom. This being a kdrama, he finds Mom only to get into a car wreck, with her dying and him in a coma.

Did I mention that before all of this, Ji Jin Hee became friends with a beautful mute woman (mute from trauma, not bilogically). They fell in love and he restored her speech. But after the accident, when she comes to the city looking for her OTP, guess who falls in love with her? Yup, her oppa's younger brother. He is younger than she is, he is a mess, and he is her boyfriend's sibling...

Sign me up!

From what I've read, it was supposed to have the heroine end up with Ji Jin Hee, the older bro, but they decided to go another way. EEEEE!

Blahblahblah words, I just want to see this scene:



Anyway, in some ways he basically plays a male Seung Mi (from Brilliant Legacy), only if Seung Mi weren't evil :)

I am going to love it!

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