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I was rather worried about the withdrawal I was going to go into when the fantabulous Secret Garden was going to end this week (Gloria ends only two weeks after) but I have been saved! By the funny, fast-paced, adorable My Princess.



A romcom about a pennypinching student who discovers she's a long lost princess of Korea, it's everything I want in a drama - funny, oddball, shippy. I enjoyed the first episode but I did not get rabid until the second. The reason? MP's putative OTP - Lee Seul played by Kim Tae Hee and Haeyoung, a diplomat who found her, played by Song Seung Heon.



There are no words for how much I adore this OTP already, after having watched only two eps. Their chemistry sparkles almost as much as their interactions (it's flirty and delicious, not 'intense rip-your-clothes-off' one of Secret Garden but it fits here) - I love their banter and back-and-forth and the fact that they are alredy comfortable with each other and somehow friends - giving love advice and stuffing popcorn and just being wackjobs. Most drama OTPs fall into either 'worship at your feet' or 'bicker and hate until love' and it's nice to see something like this - friendship with undertones.

Plus, did I mention this drama is hilarious?


dangermousie: (Default)
I was rather worried about the withdrawal I was going to go into when the fantabulous Secret Garden was going to end this week (Gloria ends only two weeks after) but I have been saved! By the funny, fast-paced, adorable My Princess.



A romcom about a pennypinching student who discovers she's a long lost princess of Korea, it's everything I want in a drama - funny, oddball, shippy. I enjoyed the first episode but I did not get rabid until the second. The reason? MP's putative OTP - Lee Seul played by Kim Tae Hee and Haeyoung, a diplomat who found her, played by Song Seung Heon.



There are no words for how much I adore this OTP already, after having watched only two eps. Their chemistry sparkles almost as much as their interactions (it's flirty and delicious, not 'intense rip-your-clothes-off' one of Secret Garden but it fits here) - I love their banter and back-and-forth and the fact that they are alredy comfortable with each other and somehow friends - giving love advice and stuffing popcorn and just being wackjobs. Most drama OTPs fall into either 'worship at your feet' or 'bicker and hate until love' and it's nice to see something like this - friendship with undertones.

Plus, did I mention this drama is hilarious?


dangermousie: (Default)
I was rather worried about the withdrawal I was going to go into when the fantabulous Secret Garden was going to end this week (Gloria ends only two weeks after) but I have been saved! By the funny, fast-paced, adorable My Princess.



A romcom about a pennypinching student who discovers she's a long lost princess of Korea, it's everything I want in a drama - funny, oddball, shippy. I enjoyed the first episode but I did not get rabid until the second. The reason? MP's putative OTP - Lee Seul played by Kim Tae Hee and Haeyoung, a diplomat who found her, played by Song Seung Heon.



There are no words for how much I adore this OTP already, after having watched only two eps. Their chemistry sparkles almost as much as their interactions (it's flirty and delicious, not 'intense rip-your-clothes-off' one of Secret Garden but it fits here) - I love their banter and back-and-forth and the fact that they are alredy comfortable with each other and somehow friends - giving love advice and stuffing popcorn and just being wackjobs. Most drama OTPs fall into either 'worship at your feet' or 'bicker and hate until love' and it's nice to see something like this - friendship with undertones.

Plus, did I mention this drama is hilarious?


dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)


So. First ep.

If you are looking for meaningful, tense, serious drama, stay away. MP is, unabashedly and deliciously, fluff. But it's fast-paced, funny, adorable, pitch-perfect one. I love both Song Seung Heon and Kim Tae Hee's characters already - the smart diplomat both amused and boggled by the spunky, chattering, penny-pinching college student who is utterly unimpressed by his looks or status. They have a fun warm vibe and excellent chemistry. Their interactions make me grin. I especially adore Tae Hee's character - I'd love to hang around with her. Ryu Si Young is looking sexaaaaaaay as the young professor crush of Tae Hee and secondary girl looks and acts appropriately bitchy and not in a "secretly wounded and awesome" Seul from Secret Garden way.

Can't wait for more shippy interactions. Bring it on!

Now, if this remains pure fluff throughout, I might become bored and drop it - I don't deal well with fluff-only dramas. But seeing that this lady co-penned Lovers (which I adore and which had plenty of delicious angst), I hope it won't stay an angstless drama forever. I mean, SSH looks so good angsty and bruised, it would be a pity to waste it.

So far - a definite yay from me!
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)


So. First ep.

If you are looking for meaningful, tense, serious drama, stay away. MP is, unabashedly and deliciously, fluff. But it's fast-paced, funny, adorable, pitch-perfect one. I love both Song Seung Heon and Kim Tae Hee's characters already - the smart diplomat both amused and boggled by the spunky, chattering, penny-pinching college student who is utterly unimpressed by his looks or status. They have a fun warm vibe and excellent chemistry. Their interactions make me grin. I especially adore Tae Hee's character - I'd love to hang around with her. Ryu Si Young is looking sexaaaaaaay as the young professor crush of Tae Hee and secondary girl looks and acts appropriately bitchy and not in a "secretly wounded and awesome" Seul from Secret Garden way.

Can't wait for more shippy interactions. Bring it on!

Now, if this remains pure fluff throughout, I might become bored and drop it - I don't deal well with fluff-only dramas. But seeing that this lady co-penned Lovers (which I adore and which had plenty of delicious angst), I hope it won't stay an angstless drama forever. I mean, SSH looks so good angsty and bruised, it would be a pity to waste it.

So far - a definite yay from me!
dangermousie: (B&W Chen Lin by scanky_chops)


So. First ep.

If you are looking for meaningful, tense, serious drama, stay away. MP is, unabashedly and deliciously, fluff. But it's fast-paced, funny, adorable, pitch-perfect one. I love both Song Seung Heon and Kim Tae Hee's characters already - the smart diplomat both amused and boggled by the spunky, chattering, penny-pinching college student who is utterly unimpressed by his looks or status. They have a fun warm vibe and excellent chemistry. Their interactions make me grin. I especially adore Tae Hee's character - I'd love to hang around with her. Ryu Si Young is looking sexaaaaaaay as the young professor crush of Tae Hee and secondary girl looks and acts appropriately bitchy and not in a "secretly wounded and awesome" Seul from Secret Garden way.

Can't wait for more shippy interactions. Bring it on!

Now, if this remains pure fluff throughout, I might become bored and drop it - I don't deal well with fluff-only dramas. But seeing that this lady co-penned Lovers (which I adore and which had plenty of delicious angst), I hope it won't stay an angstless drama forever. I mean, SSH looks so good angsty and bruised, it would be a pity to waste it.

So far - a definite yay from me!
dangermousie: (EoE)
(Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ockoala for the heads-up).



More My Princess stills and a teaser is out. The stills look swoonily romantic and the trailer looks funny. MP stars Kim Tae Hee (whom I love and will defend to the death - I think she's gorgeous, has a warm on-screen vibe and great chemistry with costars. If I hear she is in a drama, it's an automatic 'check it out' in my book) as a long-lost Korean princess who only discovers the fact in her mid-20s. It also stars Mousie's sexiest kdrama actor ever, Song Seung Heon, as a diplomat tasked with training her for her new duties (I will take him over Julie Andrews any day!)

Stills, thoughts, and trailer under cut )

It's rather surprising but the two 2011 dramas I am looking forward to the most are both MBC dramas - My Princess and the fusion sageuk The Duo, which is a Prince and the Pauper-like tale of a nobleman and slave sons switched at birth, with Chun Jung Myung playing the protagonist - the aristocrat swapped for a slave, and Han Ji Hye playing his OTP. I hope it will be more Hong Gil Dongian/Chonolike in its approach to class issues and not take the "well, if only everybody stayed in their place, the world would be perfect" - i.e. the inequity is that an aristocrat by blood got to be a slave, not the existence of slavery itself.

In Secret Garden thoughts, I had a bit of a revelation - I think I love SG so much in part because the emotional power in the story is the woman's. Joo Won may be objectively correct when he states that Ra Im is inferior to him in status, wealth or education, but nonethless she has all the power in their relationship. Because he's mad about her, obsessed about her, cannot eat or sleep for thinking of her, but she is not. She is attracted him to him, sure, and is on the cusp of loving him (if he ever shuts his mouth for long enough :P) but she is not there yet. She can walk away and leave him, but he cannot do the same. His line in upcoming ep that if she doesn't want be the Little Mermaid, he's willing to be one, shows that. Ultimately, when push comes to shove, he is going to be willing to take her on any terms she posits. I love it especially because this is unusual in kdramas - usually the women fall in love first. They are both messed-up people but he needs her and she does not need him. Yet.

In conclusion, this still from MP gives me wicked deja vu to East of Eden (the scene with Dong Chul and Grace on their wedding night). Let's hope MP won't end as badly for the OTP!

dangermousie: (EoE)
(Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ockoala for the heads-up).



More My Princess stills and a teaser is out. The stills look swoonily romantic and the trailer looks funny. MP stars Kim Tae Hee (whom I love and will defend to the death - I think she's gorgeous, has a warm on-screen vibe and great chemistry with costars. If I hear she is in a drama, it's an automatic 'check it out' in my book) as a long-lost Korean princess who only discovers the fact in her mid-20s. It also stars Mousie's sexiest kdrama actor ever, Song Seung Heon, as a diplomat tasked with training her for her new duties (I will take him over Julie Andrews any day!)

Stills, thoughts, and trailer under cut )

It's rather surprising but the two 2011 dramas I am looking forward to the most are both MBC dramas - My Princess and the fusion sageuk The Duo, which is a Prince and the Pauper-like tale of a nobleman and slave sons switched at birth, with Chun Jung Myung playing the protagonist - the aristocrat swapped for a slave, and Han Ji Hye playing his OTP. I hope it will be more Hong Gil Dongian/Chonolike in its approach to class issues and not take the "well, if only everybody stayed in their place, the world would be perfect" - i.e. the inequity is that an aristocrat by blood got to be a slave, not the existence of slavery itself.

In Secret Garden thoughts, I had a bit of a revelation - I think I love SG so much in part because the emotional power in the story is the woman's. Joo Won may be objectively correct when he states that Ra Im is inferior to him in status, wealth or education, but nonethless she has all the power in their relationship. Because he's mad about her, obsessed about her, cannot eat or sleep for thinking of her, but she is not. She is attracted him to him, sure, and is on the cusp of loving him (if he ever shuts his mouth for long enough :P) but she is not there yet. She can walk away and leave him, but he cannot do the same. His line in upcoming ep that if she doesn't want be the Little Mermaid, he's willing to be one, shows that. Ultimately, when push comes to shove, he is going to be willing to take her on any terms she posits. I love it especially because this is unusual in kdramas - usually the women fall in love first. They are both messed-up people but he needs her and she does not need him. Yet.

In conclusion, this still from MP gives me wicked deja vu to East of Eden (the scene with Dong Chul and Grace on their wedding night). Let's hope MP won't end as badly for the OTP!

dangermousie: (EoE)
(Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ockoala for the heads-up).



More My Princess stills and a teaser is out. The stills look swoonily romantic and the trailer looks funny. MP stars Kim Tae Hee (whom I love and will defend to the death - I think she's gorgeous, has a warm on-screen vibe and great chemistry with costars. If I hear she is in a drama, it's an automatic 'check it out' in my book) as a long-lost Korean princess who only discovers the fact in her mid-20s. It also stars Mousie's sexiest kdrama actor ever, Song Seung Heon, as a diplomat tasked with training her for her new duties (I will take him over Julie Andrews any day!)

Stills, thoughts, and trailer under cut )

It's rather surprising but the two 2011 dramas I am looking forward to the most are both MBC dramas - My Princess and the fusion sageuk The Duo, which is a Prince and the Pauper-like tale of a nobleman and slave sons switched at birth, with Chun Jung Myung playing the protagonist - the aristocrat swapped for a slave, and Han Ji Hye playing his OTP. I hope it will be more Hong Gil Dongian/Chonolike in its approach to class issues and not take the "well, if only everybody stayed in their place, the world would be perfect" - i.e. the inequity is that an aristocrat by blood got to be a slave, not the existence of slavery itself.

In Secret Garden thoughts, I had a bit of a revelation - I think I love SG so much in part because the emotional power in the story is the woman's. Joo Won may be objectively correct when he states that Ra Im is inferior to him in status, wealth or education, but nonethless she has all the power in their relationship. Because he's mad about her, obsessed about her, cannot eat or sleep for thinking of her, but she is not. She is attracted him to him, sure, and is on the cusp of loving him (if he ever shuts his mouth for long enough :P) but she is not there yet. She can walk away and leave him, but he cannot do the same. His line in upcoming ep that if she doesn't want be the Little Mermaid, he's willing to be one, shows that. Ultimately, when push comes to shove, he is going to be willing to take her on any terms she posits. I love it especially because this is unusual in kdramas - usually the women fall in love first. They are both messed-up people but he needs her and she does not need him. Yet.

In conclusion, this still from MP gives me wicked deja vu to East of Eden (the scene with Dong Chul and Grace on their wedding night). Let's hope MP won't end as badly for the OTP!

dangermousie: (EoE: DW/JH by meganbmoore)
MBC released the first few official My Princess stills and you have no idea the squeeing that ensued in my house.

Full disclaimer - I am pretty biased to like MP because I adore the writer and the co-writer (they did my beloved Lovers and the main writer is also responsible for Secret Garden, On Air and City Hall), I love the leads to bits (I could watch Sung Seon Heon read the phonebook shirtless and I really like Kim Tae Hee), plus the storyline of hidden princess and diplomat who has to tutor her to her role now she is discovered is the stuff of romantic awesomeness. Plus, I am just plain excited that the chances of SSH dying in this one are pretty slim.

Don't disappoint me, MP and be awesome!

Anyway, without further ado:



A few more stills )

Doesn't it look adorable? Mmmm, I want to watch it now!
dangermousie: (EoE: DW/JH by meganbmoore)
MBC released the first few official My Princess stills and you have no idea the squeeing that ensued in my house.

Full disclaimer - I am pretty biased to like MP because I adore the writer and the co-writer (they did my beloved Lovers and the main writer is also responsible for Secret Garden, On Air and City Hall), I love the leads to bits (I could watch Sung Seon Heon read the phonebook shirtless and I really like Kim Tae Hee), plus the storyline of hidden princess and diplomat who has to tutor her to her role now she is discovered is the stuff of romantic awesomeness. Plus, I am just plain excited that the chances of SSH dying in this one are pretty slim.

Don't disappoint me, MP and be awesome!

Anyway, without further ado:



A few more stills )

Doesn't it look adorable? Mmmm, I want to watch it now!
dangermousie: (EoE: DW/JH by meganbmoore)
MBC released the first few official My Princess stills and you have no idea the squeeing that ensued in my house.

Full disclaimer - I am pretty biased to like MP because I adore the writer and the co-writer (they did my beloved Lovers and the main writer is also responsible for Secret Garden, On Air and City Hall), I love the leads to bits (I could watch Sung Seon Heon read the phonebook shirtless and I really like Kim Tae Hee), plus the storyline of hidden princess and diplomat who has to tutor her to her role now she is discovered is the stuff of romantic awesomeness. Plus, I am just plain excited that the chances of SSH dying in this one are pretty slim.

Don't disappoint me, MP and be awesome!

Anyway, without further ado:



A few more stills )

Doesn't it look adorable? Mmmm, I want to watch it now!

wtf

Nov. 24th, 2010 01:40 pm
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Grrrrrrrrrrrr. My Princess hasn't even started filming yet, and dramabeans is bashing it already. You have GOT to be kidding me.

Note to self - avoid the site when the drama is actually airing. Of course, why I don't avoid it more to start with is a mystery as she seems to hate all the dramas/actors I like and vice-versa. Must be a bizarre form of masochism for self.

wtf

Nov. 24th, 2010 01:40 pm
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Grrrrrrrrrrrr. My Princess hasn't even started filming yet, and dramabeans is bashing it already. You have GOT to be kidding me.

Note to self - avoid the site when the drama is actually airing. Of course, why I don't avoid it more to start with is a mystery as she seems to hate all the dramas/actors I like and vice-versa. Must be a bizarre form of masochism for self.

wtf

Nov. 24th, 2010 01:40 pm
dangermousie: (Pick the Stars: facepalm by meganbmoore)
Grrrrrrrrrrrr. My Princess hasn't even started filming yet, and dramabeans is bashing it already. You have GOT to be kidding me.

Note to self - avoid the site when the drama is actually airing. Of course, why I don't avoid it more to start with is a mystery as she seems to hate all the dramas/actors I like and vice-versa. Must be a bizarre form of masochism for self.
dangermousie: (Full House: kiss)
1. Teaser for Rain's Runaway is out and it did leave me rather breathless. Seeing that Runaway is brought to us by the same PD/writer team who gave us Slave Hunters, a.k.a. not just the best drama of 2010 (IMO) but also a drama that ended up in my Top 10, and that I am a Rain fangirl, I am VERY excited for this, especially after such an excellent teaser (to be honest, I liked the teaser better than Athena's, even though I liked the latter too).



2. Park Shi Hoo, who can do no wrong in my eyes, has joined the cast of upcoming Queen of Reversals. Yup, it's a sort of sequel to Queen of Housewives (with an AU story and a different cast except for the leading lady. Not really a sequel at all, thankfully). Between him and Jung Joon Ho as the leading man, I am not sure whether I will be able to concentrate due to all the heart palpitations. (Much as I love JJH and want him to get Kim Nam Joo, please don't leave poor Park Shi Hoo out in the cold, drama).

3. The latest for My Princess, the upcoming romcom starring Song Seung Heon and Kim Tae Hee (the drama henceforth to be known as "the prettiest drama ever") is that it's set for premiere in early 2011 - January, I believe. YES. KTH is a hidden princess who ends up taking over SSH's inheritance (his grandfather decides to leave everything to her for some reason) and SSH, not too happy about it, has to tutor her in the ways of the polite world. One word - YUM.

4. And now for the weird. Remember the upcoming Secret Garden, the fantasy/melodrama about bodyswaps and what not, from the writer of Lovers dramas/On Air/City Hall and which was set to star Jang Hyuk, Ha Ji Won, and Yoon Sang Hyun. Well, the drama is still on, only now Jang Hyik is out and Hyun Bin is in. I am completely torn over these news. On one hand, Hyun Bin is probably my favorite kdrama actor (after Snow Queen, Worlds Within and Friends, he can do no wrong in my eyes. Ironically I dislike his name-making Kim Sam Soon). And the fact that he will be able to squeeze in a high-profile drama before his military service is certainly a cause of joy. OTOH, Jang Hyuk! I love Jang Hyuk to a ridiculous degree, and after his amazing performance in Slave Hunters, he certainly earned another high-profile project (also, it would heal the wounds left by Hunters - just because I shipped Lee Da Hae with Oh Ji Ho, didn't mean I was impervious to Jang Hyuk's incredible angst). More importantly, it does not seem to be his choice - he had no say in the matter and it's a reuslt of his agency playing bizarre games with the production, trying to get its newest hot idol singer a role. Which is just appalling.

So yes, torn.
dangermousie: (Full House: kiss)
1. Teaser for Rain's Runaway is out and it did leave me rather breathless. Seeing that Runaway is brought to us by the same PD/writer team who gave us Slave Hunters, a.k.a. not just the best drama of 2010 (IMO) but also a drama that ended up in my Top 10, and that I am a Rain fangirl, I am VERY excited for this, especially after such an excellent teaser (to be honest, I liked the teaser better than Athena's, even though I liked the latter too).



2. Park Shi Hoo, who can do no wrong in my eyes, has joined the cast of upcoming Queen of Reversals. Yup, it's a sort of sequel to Queen of Housewives (with an AU story and a different cast except for the leading lady. Not really a sequel at all, thankfully). Between him and Jung Joon Ho as the leading man, I am not sure whether I will be able to concentrate due to all the heart palpitations. (Much as I love JJH and want him to get Kim Nam Joo, please don't leave poor Park Shi Hoo out in the cold, drama).

3. The latest for My Princess, the upcoming romcom starring Song Seung Heon and Kim Tae Hee (the drama henceforth to be known as "the prettiest drama ever") is that it's set for premiere in early 2011 - January, I believe. YES. KTH is a hidden princess who ends up taking over SSH's inheritance (his grandfather decides to leave everything to her for some reason) and SSH, not too happy about it, has to tutor her in the ways of the polite world. One word - YUM.

4. And now for the weird. Remember the upcoming Secret Garden, the fantasy/melodrama about bodyswaps and what not, from the writer of Lovers dramas/On Air/City Hall and which was set to star Jang Hyuk, Ha Ji Won, and Yoon Sang Hyun. Well, the drama is still on, only now Jang Hyik is out and Hyun Bin is in. I am completely torn over these news. On one hand, Hyun Bin is probably my favorite kdrama actor (after Snow Queen, Worlds Within and Friends, he can do no wrong in my eyes. Ironically I dislike his name-making Kim Sam Soon). And the fact that he will be able to squeeze in a high-profile drama before his military service is certainly a cause of joy. OTOH, Jang Hyuk! I love Jang Hyuk to a ridiculous degree, and after his amazing performance in Slave Hunters, he certainly earned another high-profile project (also, it would heal the wounds left by Hunters - just because I shipped Lee Da Hae with Oh Ji Ho, didn't mean I was impervious to Jang Hyuk's incredible angst). More importantly, it does not seem to be his choice - he had no say in the matter and it's a reuslt of his agency playing bizarre games with the production, trying to get its newest hot idol singer a role. Which is just appalling.

So yes, torn.

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