dangermousie: (CH: YS shower by meganbmoore)
I enjoyed the first two eps of Poseidon.

There, I said it.

It is cheesy and with a soundtrack from hell but it's an enjoyable ride despite (or maybe because) of its flaws. I am almost always a sucker for an action or revenge kdrama (it shows how awful Athena was that I couldn't stand it), with its overwrought ernestness and tough ladies and guys showing off their abs even more than they fire their guns.

This is no IRIS (one of my favorite dramas of all time and properly somber, even searing). This is its tacky yet loveable cousin. What makes it so loveable is its cast of characters - Lee Sung Jae and Choi Siwon are both huge favorites in their different ways, and the trope of burned-out/grief-stricken detectives rediscovering meaning in pursuing the enemy is one I really like. Plus, Siwon and his future OTP are adorable together and I am already invested. The one weak link is the horrific Yunho - how a man can be both this good-looking and good at singing and this utterly lacking in acting talent or on-screen charisma, is a mystery, especially since this is not his first drama. I believe they should have saved his wages and used a cardboard cut-out instead - we'd get better emoting.

The mystery at the heart of the story is interesting and with enough emotionals stakes for the characters that I am invested (though honestly, mob dude, offing someone's loved one is not warning, it's a way to declare war).

Overall, pretty good fun. It's much more of a jdrama than a kdrama, tbh, but that's not a bad thing. But for heaven's sake, stop naming dramas after mythological beings. It's getting old.

Tomorrow, I am catching up on The Princess' Man because apparently I haven't had enough drama angst yet.
dangermousie: (CH: YS shower by meganbmoore)
I enjoyed the first two eps of Poseidon.

There, I said it.

It is cheesy and with a soundtrack from hell but it's an enjoyable ride despite (or maybe because) of its flaws. I am almost always a sucker for an action or revenge kdrama (it shows how awful Athena was that I couldn't stand it), with its overwrought ernestness and tough ladies and guys showing off their abs even more than they fire their guns.

This is no IRIS (one of my favorite dramas of all time and properly somber, even searing). This is its tacky yet loveable cousin. What makes it so loveable is its cast of characters - Lee Sung Jae and Choi Siwon are both huge favorites in their different ways, and the trope of burned-out/grief-stricken detectives rediscovering meaning in pursuing the enemy is one I really like. Plus, Siwon and his future OTP are adorable together and I am already invested. The one weak link is the horrific Yunho - how a man can be both this good-looking and good at singing and this utterly lacking in acting talent or on-screen charisma, is a mystery, especially since this is not his first drama. I believe they should have saved his wages and used a cardboard cut-out instead - we'd get better emoting.

The mystery at the heart of the story is interesting and with enough emotionals stakes for the characters that I am invested (though honestly, mob dude, offing someone's loved one is not warning, it's a way to declare war).

Overall, pretty good fun. It's much more of a jdrama than a kdrama, tbh, but that's not a bad thing. But for heaven's sake, stop naming dramas after mythological beings. It's getting old.

Tomorrow, I am catching up on The Princess' Man because apparently I haven't had enough drama angst yet.
dangermousie: (CH: YS shower by meganbmoore)
I enjoyed the first two eps of Poseidon.

There, I said it.

It is cheesy and with a soundtrack from hell but it's an enjoyable ride despite (or maybe because) of its flaws. I am almost always a sucker for an action or revenge kdrama (it shows how awful Athena was that I couldn't stand it), with its overwrought ernestness and tough ladies and guys showing off their abs even more than they fire their guns.

This is no IRIS (one of my favorite dramas of all time and properly somber, even searing). This is its tacky yet loveable cousin. What makes it so loveable is its cast of characters - Lee Sung Jae and Choi Siwon are both huge favorites in their different ways, and the trope of burned-out/grief-stricken detectives rediscovering meaning in pursuing the enemy is one I really like. Plus, Siwon and his future OTP are adorable together and I am already invested. The one weak link is the horrific Yunho - how a man can be both this good-looking and good at singing and this utterly lacking in acting talent or on-screen charisma, is a mystery, especially since this is not his first drama. I believe they should have saved his wages and used a cardboard cut-out instead - we'd get better emoting.

The mystery at the heart of the story is interesting and with enough emotionals stakes for the characters that I am invested (though honestly, mob dude, offing someone's loved one is not warning, it's a way to declare war).

Overall, pretty good fun. It's much more of a jdrama than a kdrama, tbh, but that's not a bad thing. But for heaven's sake, stop naming dramas after mythological beings. It's getting old.

Tomorrow, I am catching up on The Princess' Man because apparently I haven't had enough drama angst yet.
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Sweet Scandal, the drama that seemingly replaced Poseidon on SBS schedule, has as its rumored cast Lee Seo Jin, Park Shi Hoo and Yoon Eun Hye.

Permit me a brief moment to hyperventilate.

I have adored YEH since Goong, which was one of my earliest dramas, her warm vibe, sheer likeability and impeccable comic timing makes even a badly-made drama like My Fair Lady much more bearable than it otherwise would have been and when she has worthwhile material - oh boy!

Park Shi Hoo is notorious for stealing the show from underneath the leading men (when he's playing second lead) and his reputation is well-deserved but if there is a leading man who can hold his own against someone as magnetic as PSH, it is Lee Seo Jin who, in addition to being one of the most effortlessly masculine kdrama guys out there, is IMO one of the best kdrama actors - fierce and magnetic. I've loved him in every single thing I've seen him in, period or contemporary. Plus, he always has wicked chemistry with his leading ladies.

The writer is giving me a bit of a pause - he or she wrote the atrocious Heading to the Ground. But I am going to hold out hope he/she has improved since then or HTTG was a fluke.

Even with a flawed writer, this is still miles more interesting to me than Poseidon which deals with a topic that bores me to death (coast guard - blah) and has a cast which leaves me cold (KKW holds no interest for me. Eric had one great performance in QSS but a series of mediocre performances otherwise, and anything that keeps Yunho and his attempts at "acting" off my screen is a good thing).

So hooray!

Now, give me What's Up!
dangermousie: (Default)
Sweet Scandal, the drama that seemingly replaced Poseidon on SBS schedule, has as its rumored cast Lee Seo Jin, Park Shi Hoo and Yoon Eun Hye.

Permit me a brief moment to hyperventilate.

I have adored YEH since Goong, which was one of my earliest dramas, her warm vibe, sheer likeability and impeccable comic timing makes even a badly-made drama like My Fair Lady much more bearable than it otherwise would have been and when she has worthwhile material - oh boy!

Park Shi Hoo is notorious for stealing the show from underneath the leading men (when he's playing second lead) and his reputation is well-deserved but if there is a leading man who can hold his own against someone as magnetic as PSH, it is Lee Seo Jin who, in addition to being one of the most effortlessly masculine kdrama guys out there, is IMO one of the best kdrama actors - fierce and magnetic. I've loved him in every single thing I've seen him in, period or contemporary. Plus, he always has wicked chemistry with his leading ladies.

The writer is giving me a bit of a pause - he or she wrote the atrocious Heading to the Ground. But I am going to hold out hope he/she has improved since then or HTTG was a fluke.

Even with a flawed writer, this is still miles more interesting to me than Poseidon which deals with a topic that bores me to death (coast guard - blah) and has a cast which leaves me cold (KKW holds no interest for me. Eric had one great performance in QSS but a series of mediocre performances otherwise, and anything that keeps Yunho and his attempts at "acting" off my screen is a good thing).

So hooray!

Now, give me What's Up!
dangermousie: (Default)
Sweet Scandal, the drama that seemingly replaced Poseidon on SBS schedule, has as its rumored cast Lee Seo Jin, Park Shi Hoo and Yoon Eun Hye.

Permit me a brief moment to hyperventilate.

I have adored YEH since Goong, which was one of my earliest dramas, her warm vibe, sheer likeability and impeccable comic timing makes even a badly-made drama like My Fair Lady much more bearable than it otherwise would have been and when she has worthwhile material - oh boy!

Park Shi Hoo is notorious for stealing the show from underneath the leading men (when he's playing second lead) and his reputation is well-deserved but if there is a leading man who can hold his own against someone as magnetic as PSH, it is Lee Seo Jin who, in addition to being one of the most effortlessly masculine kdrama guys out there, is IMO one of the best kdrama actors - fierce and magnetic. I've loved him in every single thing I've seen him in, period or contemporary. Plus, he always has wicked chemistry with his leading ladies.

The writer is giving me a bit of a pause - he or she wrote the atrocious Heading to the Ground. But I am going to hold out hope he/she has improved since then or HTTG was a fluke.

Even with a flawed writer, this is still miles more interesting to me than Poseidon which deals with a topic that bores me to death (coast guard - blah) and has a cast which leaves me cold (KKW holds no interest for me. Eric had one great performance in QSS but a series of mediocre performances otherwise, and anything that keeps Yunho and his attempts at "acting" off my screen is a good thing).

So hooray!

Now, give me What's Up!

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