dangermousie: (QSS by bambinainnero)
I want to basically BITCHSLAP most of the hero's family in Marrying a Millionaire. Seriously. (Ahhh, rage at kdrama families, how I missed you!) Our hero is sweet and hard-working but not too bright (about which more below). He's also working hard for his high-school equivalency diploma (with dubious success) as he's never graduated from high school due to family trouble. And? His family, with the exception of the youngest brother, treats him like a retarded errand boy. They insult him to his face, make him run errands which they can easily do themselves because his studying is not important as he will fail anyway, and did I mention that he works about a billion jobs to support his obnoxious older brother and father, who do not work and whose fault it is he didn't get to finish high school? His father charmingly says it's all the kid's fault: nobody made him work so hard and he wouldn't have finished high school anyway as he ain't too bright.

*gnash teeth*

No wonder he keeps the little love confession note the heroine wrote to him in middle school in his wallet - I don't think he got much in the way of self-esteem boosts in his life.

Actually, a bit of a tangent - I sort of like the gender reversal trope here - our hero is basically in the position usually occupied by a kdrama heroine. How many sweet-natured and hard-working but rather not-too-bright (dummy with the heart of gold) and not treated well by their family heroines do kdramas have? Dozens and dozens. Here the heroine is the smarter one, the sharper one, the more ruthless one, the one with the temper. (She is also poor btw).

In fact, his long-term idealization of her stems from a total misunderstanding. They went to middle-school together and she liked him and put a love letter in his locker. But then she found out he was a dummy. It was too late to withdraw the letter but luckily for her, she moved away before she had to do anything about it. He, however, thinks she gave it to him while knowing he wasn't very smart (I hasten to add he is not retarded or anything. Just not particularly book-smart) and thinks of her as a total angel.

And here we get the premise of the show: she got laid off for bawling out her boss protecting her stepsister. And she desperately needs money to repay her stepmother's bank loan. He, of course, needs money too. And here comesa TV producer who needs to 'cast' his reality show where eight women compete for the love of a gorgeous millionaire. What the women wouldn't know (but the viewing audience would) is that the guy is a poor fake - which the 'lucky' lady finds out once she accepts the marriage proposal. Our hero is perfect for the task - he is poor, good-looking (one of his part-time jobs even now is based on looks. Yay for the drama acknowledging the lead's good looks), and looks like someone the audience will like and not hate. And our heroine? Well, if she enters the show she might get some cash - she knows the truth of the guy not being rich though, obviously. And we are set...

I mainly got it because I adore Go Soo (who plays the male lead here, and does it well, a s always. He first came to my notice starring in the excellent revenge super-hit drama Green Rose. I recommend it).But the whole drama is totally cute so far.

Here is a MV:



And for good measure, a Green Rose MV. I can't rec it enough - it's basically Count of Monte Cristo set in modern Korea. Also, super-angsty and full of REVENGE.



Hmmm, I really should watch Piano, the one with the stepsibling love that he is in.
dangermousie: (QSS by bambinainnero)
I want to basically BITCHSLAP most of the hero's family in Marrying a Millionaire. Seriously. (Ahhh, rage at kdrama families, how I missed you!) Our hero is sweet and hard-working but not too bright (about which more below). He's also working hard for his high-school equivalency diploma (with dubious success) as he's never graduated from high school due to family trouble. And? His family, with the exception of the youngest brother, treats him like a retarded errand boy. They insult him to his face, make him run errands which they can easily do themselves because his studying is not important as he will fail anyway, and did I mention that he works about a billion jobs to support his obnoxious older brother and father, who do not work and whose fault it is he didn't get to finish high school? His father charmingly says it's all the kid's fault: nobody made him work so hard and he wouldn't have finished high school anyway as he ain't too bright.

*gnash teeth*

No wonder he keeps the little love confession note the heroine wrote to him in middle school in his wallet - I don't think he got much in the way of self-esteem boosts in his life.

Actually, a bit of a tangent - I sort of like the gender reversal trope here - our hero is basically in the position usually occupied by a kdrama heroine. How many sweet-natured and hard-working but rather not-too-bright (dummy with the heart of gold) and not treated well by their family heroines do kdramas have? Dozens and dozens. Here the heroine is the smarter one, the sharper one, the more ruthless one, the one with the temper. (She is also poor btw).

In fact, his long-term idealization of her stems from a total misunderstanding. They went to middle-school together and she liked him and put a love letter in his locker. But then she found out he was a dummy. It was too late to withdraw the letter but luckily for her, she moved away before she had to do anything about it. He, however, thinks she gave it to him while knowing he wasn't very smart (I hasten to add he is not retarded or anything. Just not particularly book-smart) and thinks of her as a total angel.

And here we get the premise of the show: she got laid off for bawling out her boss protecting her stepsister. And she desperately needs money to repay her stepmother's bank loan. He, of course, needs money too. And here comesa TV producer who needs to 'cast' his reality show where eight women compete for the love of a gorgeous millionaire. What the women wouldn't know (but the viewing audience would) is that the guy is a poor fake - which the 'lucky' lady finds out once she accepts the marriage proposal. Our hero is perfect for the task - he is poor, good-looking (one of his part-time jobs even now is based on looks. Yay for the drama acknowledging the lead's good looks), and looks like someone the audience will like and not hate. And our heroine? Well, if she enters the show she might get some cash - she knows the truth of the guy not being rich though, obviously. And we are set...

I mainly got it because I adore Go Soo (who plays the male lead here, and does it well, a s always. He first came to my notice starring in the excellent revenge super-hit drama Green Rose. I recommend it).But the whole drama is totally cute so far.

Here is a MV:



And for good measure, a Green Rose MV. I can't rec it enough - it's basically Count of Monte Cristo set in modern Korea. Also, super-angsty and full of REVENGE.



Hmmm, I really should watch Piano, the one with the stepsibling love that he is in.
dangermousie: (QSS by bambinainnero)
I want to basically BITCHSLAP most of the hero's family in Marrying a Millionaire. Seriously. (Ahhh, rage at kdrama families, how I missed you!) Our hero is sweet and hard-working but not too bright (about which more below). He's also working hard for his high-school equivalency diploma (with dubious success) as he's never graduated from high school due to family trouble. And? His family, with the exception of the youngest brother, treats him like a retarded errand boy. They insult him to his face, make him run errands which they can easily do themselves because his studying is not important as he will fail anyway, and did I mention that he works about a billion jobs to support his obnoxious older brother and father, who do not work and whose fault it is he didn't get to finish high school? His father charmingly says it's all the kid's fault: nobody made him work so hard and he wouldn't have finished high school anyway as he ain't too bright.

*gnash teeth*

No wonder he keeps the little love confession note the heroine wrote to him in middle school in his wallet - I don't think he got much in the way of self-esteem boosts in his life.

Actually, a bit of a tangent - I sort of like the gender reversal trope here - our hero is basically in the position usually occupied by a kdrama heroine. How many sweet-natured and hard-working but rather not-too-bright (dummy with the heart of gold) and not treated well by their family heroines do kdramas have? Dozens and dozens. Here the heroine is the smarter one, the sharper one, the more ruthless one, the one with the temper. (She is also poor btw).

In fact, his long-term idealization of her stems from a total misunderstanding. They went to middle-school together and she liked him and put a love letter in his locker. But then she found out he was a dummy. It was too late to withdraw the letter but luckily for her, she moved away before she had to do anything about it. He, however, thinks she gave it to him while knowing he wasn't very smart (I hasten to add he is not retarded or anything. Just not particularly book-smart) and thinks of her as a total angel.

And here we get the premise of the show: she got laid off for bawling out her boss protecting her stepsister. And she desperately needs money to repay her stepmother's bank loan. He, of course, needs money too. And here comesa TV producer who needs to 'cast' his reality show where eight women compete for the love of a gorgeous millionaire. What the women wouldn't know (but the viewing audience would) is that the guy is a poor fake - which the 'lucky' lady finds out once she accepts the marriage proposal. Our hero is perfect for the task - he is poor, good-looking (one of his part-time jobs even now is based on looks. Yay for the drama acknowledging the lead's good looks), and looks like someone the audience will like and not hate. And our heroine? Well, if she enters the show she might get some cash - she knows the truth of the guy not being rich though, obviously. And we are set...

I mainly got it because I adore Go Soo (who plays the male lead here, and does it well, a s always. He first came to my notice starring in the excellent revenge super-hit drama Green Rose. I recommend it).But the whole drama is totally cute so far.

Here is a MV:



And for good measure, a Green Rose MV. I can't rec it enough - it's basically Count of Monte Cristo set in modern Korea. Also, super-angsty and full of REVENGE.



Hmmm, I really should watch Piano, the one with the stepsibling love that he is in.
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui book)
My next angsty kdrama?

Piano.

Piano involves a really messed-up extended family. Older Gentleman I am not interested in (Gangster) is a gangster who discovers he has a son when the kid is 10 years old (grown-up kid will be played by Go Soo). He also falls in love with Older Lady I Don't Care For Either (Old Gal). Old Gal used to be part of a happy, middle-class family, but being a kdrama person, her husband died and now she is destitute and miserable. She also has two children, a son (grown-up son will be played by Jo In Sung) and daughter (Kim Ha Neul). Gangster and Old Gal marry, bringing no joy to their three off-spring. Can you say 'quasi-incestuous love story plus angsty hot gangsters falling for single mothers the younger generation?' I knew you could.

Blame [livejournal.com profile] alexandral. According to her, and to my further research, this drama has:

1. Angst.
2. Go Soo AND Jo In Sung. Both angsting like their lives depended on it. Perhaps they did for nothing is as scary as a disappointed fangirl :P. Two really hot actors I love playing angsty woobies? I don't need anything further. However, it also has:
3. Forbidden stepsibling love (alas, not between Go Soo and JIS). Go Soo and Kim Ha Neul share the love that cannot be. Apparently, there is wrist-cutting.
4. Jo In Sung grows up angry and bitter and becomes a gangster. YES. He also falls for single mother with adorable moppet.
5. There are accidents and gruesome deaths of secondaries, but we don't care about them, do we? After all this sturm-and-drang, Jo In Sung gets a happy ending with a ready-made family. And stepsiblings get an open ending which can also result in 'inbred in name only' babies in the future potentially.

Did I mention Go Soo? And Jo In Sung? Super-intense ones? Together?

A couple of MVs )

[livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow, I can't believe you haven't seen this one yet. it has your name written all over it.

However, it will take a bit for me to get it. Meanwhile, once I finish Only You, since I have such a Jo In Sung craving, I will watch Shooting Star (Shoot for the Stars), costarring Jo In Sung and a Bunch of People Who Are Not Jo In Sung.



Our heroine is an older lady (29) who comes across younger guy, JIS. JIS is a dyslexic waiter and wannabe actor blah blah blah. Who cares? It's a younger guy-older woman story. And has JIS. Who does not die and get the girl! I don't really care about anything else.

Bunch of MVs )
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui book)
My next angsty kdrama?

Piano.

Piano involves a really messed-up extended family. Older Gentleman I am not interested in (Gangster) is a gangster who discovers he has a son when the kid is 10 years old (grown-up kid will be played by Go Soo). He also falls in love with Older Lady I Don't Care For Either (Old Gal). Old Gal used to be part of a happy, middle-class family, but being a kdrama person, her husband died and now she is destitute and miserable. She also has two children, a son (grown-up son will be played by Jo In Sung) and daughter (Kim Ha Neul). Gangster and Old Gal marry, bringing no joy to their three off-spring. Can you say 'quasi-incestuous love story plus angsty hot gangsters falling for single mothers the younger generation?' I knew you could.

Blame [livejournal.com profile] alexandral. According to her, and to my further research, this drama has:

1. Angst.
2. Go Soo AND Jo In Sung. Both angsting like their lives depended on it. Perhaps they did for nothing is as scary as a disappointed fangirl :P. Two really hot actors I love playing angsty woobies? I don't need anything further. However, it also has:
3. Forbidden stepsibling love (alas, not between Go Soo and JIS). Go Soo and Kim Ha Neul share the love that cannot be. Apparently, there is wrist-cutting.
4. Jo In Sung grows up angry and bitter and becomes a gangster. YES. He also falls for single mother with adorable moppet.
5. There are accidents and gruesome deaths of secondaries, but we don't care about them, do we? After all this sturm-and-drang, Jo In Sung gets a happy ending with a ready-made family. And stepsiblings get an open ending which can also result in 'inbred in name only' babies in the future potentially.

Did I mention Go Soo? And Jo In Sung? Super-intense ones? Together?

A couple of MVs )

[livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow, I can't believe you haven't seen this one yet. it has your name written all over it.

However, it will take a bit for me to get it. Meanwhile, once I finish Only You, since I have such a Jo In Sung craving, I will watch Shooting Star (Shoot for the Stars), costarring Jo In Sung and a Bunch of People Who Are Not Jo In Sung.



Our heroine is an older lady (29) who comes across younger guy, JIS. JIS is a dyslexic waiter and wannabe actor blah blah blah. Who cares? It's a younger guy-older woman story. And has JIS. Who does not die and get the girl! I don't really care about anything else.

Bunch of MVs )
dangermousie: (HYD: Rui book)
My next angsty kdrama?

Piano.

Piano involves a really messed-up extended family. Older Gentleman I am not interested in (Gangster) is a gangster who discovers he has a son when the kid is 10 years old (grown-up kid will be played by Go Soo). He also falls in love with Older Lady I Don't Care For Either (Old Gal). Old Gal used to be part of a happy, middle-class family, but being a kdrama person, her husband died and now she is destitute and miserable. She also has two children, a son (grown-up son will be played by Jo In Sung) and daughter (Kim Ha Neul). Gangster and Old Gal marry, bringing no joy to their three off-spring. Can you say 'quasi-incestuous love story plus angsty hot gangsters falling for single mothers the younger generation?' I knew you could.

Blame [livejournal.com profile] alexandral. According to her, and to my further research, this drama has:

1. Angst.
2. Go Soo AND Jo In Sung. Both angsting like their lives depended on it. Perhaps they did for nothing is as scary as a disappointed fangirl :P. Two really hot actors I love playing angsty woobies? I don't need anything further. However, it also has:
3. Forbidden stepsibling love (alas, not between Go Soo and JIS). Go Soo and Kim Ha Neul share the love that cannot be. Apparently, there is wrist-cutting.
4. Jo In Sung grows up angry and bitter and becomes a gangster. YES. He also falls for single mother with adorable moppet.
5. There are accidents and gruesome deaths of secondaries, but we don't care about them, do we? After all this sturm-and-drang, Jo In Sung gets a happy ending with a ready-made family. And stepsiblings get an open ending which can also result in 'inbred in name only' babies in the future potentially.

Did I mention Go Soo? And Jo In Sung? Super-intense ones? Together?

A couple of MVs )

[livejournal.com profile] lesbiassparrow, I can't believe you haven't seen this one yet. it has your name written all over it.

However, it will take a bit for me to get it. Meanwhile, once I finish Only You, since I have such a Jo In Sung craving, I will watch Shooting Star (Shoot for the Stars), costarring Jo In Sung and a Bunch of People Who Are Not Jo In Sung.



Our heroine is an older lady (29) who comes across younger guy, JIS. JIS is a dyslexic waiter and wannabe actor blah blah blah. Who cares? It's a younger guy-older woman story. And has JIS. Who does not die and get the girl! I don't really care about anything else.

Bunch of MVs )

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