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Sep. 8th, 2011 08:50 pm
dangermousie: (CH: YS in bed by meganbmoore)
Even though I haven't watched Protect the Boss past ep 6 (I liked it, but I wasn't obsessed thus it fell by the wayside, victim of my short attention span and huge viewing list), I confess to adoring reading the soompi thread. It must be the trainwreck lover in me because for the last few weeks, that thread has been one giant flame war between rabid Jaejoong fangirls and Jaejoong antis who think he's ugly/bad at acting/has too much screentime/whatever.

Since I have no stakes in that particular contest - I like PtB but am not attached to it in the least, I think JJ is good-looking (if too much like a Korean Robert Pattison for my tastes) but I am not particularly attracted to him, and I think he is a mediocre actor who is, at least, not unbearably stiff. So I just have spectator entertainment. Even if I will never understand the defense 'he/she is new at acting, so give him some slack.' WTF? A person should be qualified for the job he or she is doing. If I go to a restaurant and get a bad meal or buy a table that falls apart asap, I severely doubt 'oh, the chef is new' or 'this is the carpenter's first table' is going to excuse it. Also, the fight over whether JJ has more screentime than Ji Sung (no idea, as not watching) is very entertaining. On general principles, Team Ji Sung though, because I've loved watching that man for years :P

I am HORRIBLY behind with Warrior Baek Dong Soo - I believe I haven't seen past ep 10. I like the drama, and it's certainly pretty and well-acted, but I think it never crossed into love for me because I am not emotionally attached to any of the characters, though I like a lot of them and find most of them interesting (more so the old generation than the new). Plus, it seems to be headed into the direction of Dong Soo/Ji Sun and while I don't hate that pairing or anything, I find it the least interesting one of all possible realistic combinations. It doesn't help that I like Ji Sun better on paper than as we see her - I think the actress is having a hard time portraying this very contained, intraverted character. I keep wondering what is off with Dong Soo to prefer her to Jin Ju.

And last random note - I find it funny that I like dramas where relationships and life overall is not one I'd want in a million years and be largely indifferent to those which portray life/relationships I might like for myself. I mean, my favorite airing drama is The Princess' Man and I think one might very well be better dead than have the life either of the protagonists has and to call their relationship a trainwreck is using too kind a term.

Randomness

Sep. 8th, 2011 08:50 pm
dangermousie: (CH: YS in bed by meganbmoore)
Even though I haven't watched Protect the Boss past ep 6 (I liked it, but I wasn't obsessed thus it fell by the wayside, victim of my short attention span and huge viewing list), I confess to adoring reading the soompi thread. It must be the trainwreck lover in me because for the last few weeks, that thread has been one giant flame war between rabid Jaejoong fangirls and Jaejoong antis who think he's ugly/bad at acting/has too much screentime/whatever.

Since I have no stakes in that particular contest - I like PtB but am not attached to it in the least, I think JJ is good-looking (if too much like a Korean Robert Pattison for my tastes) but I am not particularly attracted to him, and I think he is a mediocre actor who is, at least, not unbearably stiff. So I just have spectator entertainment. Even if I will never understand the defense 'he/she is new at acting, so give him some slack.' WTF? A person should be qualified for the job he or she is doing. If I go to a restaurant and get a bad meal or buy a table that falls apart asap, I severely doubt 'oh, the chef is new' or 'this is the carpenter's first table' is going to excuse it. Also, the fight over whether JJ has more screentime than Ji Sung (no idea, as not watching) is very entertaining. On general principles, Team Ji Sung though, because I've loved watching that man for years :P

I am HORRIBLY behind with Warrior Baek Dong Soo - I believe I haven't seen past ep 10. I like the drama, and it's certainly pretty and well-acted, but I think it never crossed into love for me because I am not emotionally attached to any of the characters, though I like a lot of them and find most of them interesting (more so the old generation than the new). Plus, it seems to be headed into the direction of Dong Soo/Ji Sun and while I don't hate that pairing or anything, I find it the least interesting one of all possible realistic combinations. It doesn't help that I like Ji Sun better on paper than as we see her - I think the actress is having a hard time portraying this very contained, intraverted character. I keep wondering what is off with Dong Soo to prefer her to Jin Ju.

And last random note - I find it funny that I like dramas where relationships and life overall is not one I'd want in a million years and be largely indifferent to those which portray life/relationships I might like for myself. I mean, my favorite airing drama is The Princess' Man and I think one might very well be better dead than have the life either of the protagonists has and to call their relationship a trainwreck is using too kind a term.

Randomness

Sep. 8th, 2011 08:50 pm
dangermousie: (CH: YS in bed by meganbmoore)
Even though I haven't watched Protect the Boss past ep 6 (I liked it, but I wasn't obsessed thus it fell by the wayside, victim of my short attention span and huge viewing list), I confess to adoring reading the soompi thread. It must be the trainwreck lover in me because for the last few weeks, that thread has been one giant flame war between rabid Jaejoong fangirls and Jaejoong antis who think he's ugly/bad at acting/has too much screentime/whatever.

Since I have no stakes in that particular contest - I like PtB but am not attached to it in the least, I think JJ is good-looking (if too much like a Korean Robert Pattison for my tastes) but I am not particularly attracted to him, and I think he is a mediocre actor who is, at least, not unbearably stiff. So I just have spectator entertainment. Even if I will never understand the defense 'he/she is new at acting, so give him some slack.' WTF? A person should be qualified for the job he or she is doing. If I go to a restaurant and get a bad meal or buy a table that falls apart asap, I severely doubt 'oh, the chef is new' or 'this is the carpenter's first table' is going to excuse it. Also, the fight over whether JJ has more screentime than Ji Sung (no idea, as not watching) is very entertaining. On general principles, Team Ji Sung though, because I've loved watching that man for years :P

I am HORRIBLY behind with Warrior Baek Dong Soo - I believe I haven't seen past ep 10. I like the drama, and it's certainly pretty and well-acted, but I think it never crossed into love for me because I am not emotionally attached to any of the characters, though I like a lot of them and find most of them interesting (more so the old generation than the new). Plus, it seems to be headed into the direction of Dong Soo/Ji Sun and while I don't hate that pairing or anything, I find it the least interesting one of all possible realistic combinations. It doesn't help that I like Ji Sun better on paper than as we see her - I think the actress is having a hard time portraying this very contained, intraverted character. I keep wondering what is off with Dong Soo to prefer her to Jin Ju.

And last random note - I find it funny that I like dramas where relationships and life overall is not one I'd want in a million years and be largely indifferent to those which portray life/relationships I might like for myself. I mean, my favorite airing drama is The Princess' Man and I think one might very well be better dead than have the life either of the protagonists has and to call their relationship a trainwreck is using too kind a term.
dangermousie: (Default)
But I just can't seem to get into Protect the Boss mania. Don't get me wrong, it is an enjoyable watch (with the liberal use of ff button, I confess) but I don't love it, don't pine for subs, don't scour the net for spoilers. I feel no urgency to watch it at all and if I found out tomorrow I wouldn't be able to watch another ep ever, I wouldn't care.

I think ultimately it's too light, fluffy, kooky and cartoonish for me. I just don't see any of them as real and realistic people and so I can't seem to get emotionally involved.

I feel left out :(
dangermousie: (Default)
But I just can't seem to get into Protect the Boss mania. Don't get me wrong, it is an enjoyable watch (with the liberal use of ff button, I confess) but I don't love it, don't pine for subs, don't scour the net for spoilers. I feel no urgency to watch it at all and if I found out tomorrow I wouldn't be able to watch another ep ever, I wouldn't care.

I think ultimately it's too light, fluffy, kooky and cartoonish for me. I just don't see any of them as real and realistic people and so I can't seem to get emotionally involved.

I feel left out :(
dangermousie: (Default)
But I just can't seem to get into Protect the Boss mania. Don't get me wrong, it is an enjoyable watch (with the liberal use of ff button, I confess) but I don't love it, don't pine for subs, don't scour the net for spoilers. I feel no urgency to watch it at all and if I found out tomorrow I wouldn't be able to watch another ep ever, I wouldn't care.

I think ultimately it's too light, fluffy, kooky and cartoonish for me. I just don't see any of them as real and realistic people and so I can't seem to get emotionally involved.

I feel left out :(
dangermousie: (Default)
Is anyone else reminded of Jae Min from Bali every time Ji Heon shows up with his little backpack in Protect the Boss? It's a bit disconcerting, seeing that Bali was one of the darkest, most dysfunctional and intense dramas I've ever seen and PtS is frothy fluff.

I am currently watching ep 7 of The Princess' Man with the same dread as one watches a trainwreck that one knows is coming but is powerless to stop. They are so happy and you know horrible things are just around the corner. I just want to grab them and hide them from the world. I almost wish we'd get on with the murder of his family, his finding out SR's identity and vowing revenge etc because at least it would be out in the open.



Also, I find it reprehensible SR is still not telling him who she is. It was excusable earlier - she was checking out prospective husband, then it was a farewell meeting, then there was no point as he was cold to her. But now? She is starting a relationship with him under a false name! How is she thinking it's going to go? I love her because I understand her - this is her one chance at happiness and she's desperate to not have anything take it away and so she's postponing telling the truth, but it's going to have some nasty consequences.
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Have just finished ep 6 and the verdict is in - it's a cute fun fluffy-light drama that I enjoy a lot but do not love because the switch has never flipped on for me. Probably because this isn't even a romcom but an office drama/comedy with some romantic undertones and it's a miracle enough I like it, considering my dislike for both of those genres. For me to really fall in love, the drama usually has to be very intense, and sweet, cute PtB is the opposite of that.

Still, it's a very fun way to while away a rainy afternoon, and I plan to keep going.

In other news, I am taking a little break from Family Honor. I finished with ep 31 and there is a bit of a lull and happiness and I need to catch my breath and get ready for what will, undoubtedly, be the next round of angst.
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He's so very pretty! And actually not in a drama which makes me want to stab self in the eye (I am looking at you, Sunao ni Narenakute!)



I really hope he won't chase after heroine but instead have an awesome secondary OTP with Wang Ji Hye. I do wonder wtf is wrong with him to feel jealous of and want to one-up Ji Heon when JH is a screw-up who can't get anything right and he's the golden boy. That's like beating on a puppy - pretty pointless and kinda mean.

Speaking of JH - three eps, and my impression of him is that he's basically this overgrown kid - impulsive like one, scared like one (he can't sleep without lights on!) and clingy and emotionally vulnerable like one. He and heroine have a pretty adorable, interesting dynamic. She almost mothers him, but not in an icky Oedipal way. There are hints he used to be normal until something happened (I wonder if it was the death of his brother or maybe something else - there is a flashback at the airport with WJH's character where he was going to meet her but then got a phone call, freaked out and got his panic attack in a crowded place - maybe that is why he has agoraphobia, he associates it with whatever he found out on the call). Hmmmm.
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I am in love with Protect the Boss!!!! Giddily giddily giddily so!!!!

Also, Ji Sung! ((())) Someone on my flist said he was like a non-violent Domyouji and so very very true. Heeeeeeeee.

Heroine is tough and awesome and the whole thing is squeeful and a propoer post is coming up but now I must marathon!

Clearly, there is no Ji Sung drama that doesn't work for me :P

Also, if you want to know why I was boggled why Ji Sung, of all people, was the male lead in his wacky wacky comedy, have the MV for his last drama prior to that (the criminally underrated, very dark The Royal Family):





That is the type of drama I associate him with, not wackiness...So I still remain stunned that he could pull off being comedic lead.

ETA: !!!!!!!!!!







I wonder why he's so badly agoraphobic (not that you need a reason for phobias, of course). I do love the gender reversal, of her being the one to cut a swath through a crowd of gangsters and him being a screw-up neurotic.

Actually, it reminds me a bit of Secret Garden in that dynamic (or the cousinly one) only SG was very much a romance and this is much more of a comedy. (Also, there is no way I will be as obsessed about PtB as I was about SG - that was insanity).
dangermousie: (Secret Garden by timescout)






I wonder why he's so badly agoraphobic (not that you need a reason for phobias, of course). I do love the gender reversal, of her being the one to cut a swath through a crowd of gangsters and him being a screw-up neurotic.

Actually, it reminds me a bit of Secret Garden in that dynamic (or the cousinly one) only SG was very much a romance and this is much more of a comedy. (Also, there is no way I will be as obsessed about PtB as I was about SG - that was insanity).
dangermousie: (Secret Garden by timescout)






I wonder why he's so badly agoraphobic (not that you need a reason for phobias, of course). I do love the gender reversal, of her being the one to cut a swath through a crowd of gangsters and him being a screw-up neurotic.

Actually, it reminds me a bit of Secret Garden in that dynamic (or the cousinly one) only SG was very much a romance and this is much more of a comedy. (Also, there is no way I will be as obsessed about PtB as I was about SG - that was insanity).
dangermousie: (Secret Garden by timescout)






I wonder why he's so badly agoraphobic (not that you need a reason for phobias, of course). I do love the gender reversal, of her being the one to cut a swath through a crowd of gangsters and him being a screw-up neurotic.

Actually, it reminds me a bit of Secret Garden in that dynamic (or the cousinly one) only SG was very much a romance and this is much more of a comedy. (Also, there is no way I will be as obsessed about PtB as I was about SG - that was insanity).
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal box by miss_dian)
I am in love with Protect the Boss!!!! Giddily giddily giddily so!!!!

Also, Ji Sung! ((())) Someone on my flist said he was like a non-violent Domyouji and so very very true. Heeeeeeeee.

Heroine is tough and awesome and the whole thing is squeeful and a propoer post is coming up but now I must marathon!

Clearly, there is no Ji Sung drama that doesn't work for me :P

Also, if you want to know why I was boggled why Ji Sung, of all people, was the male lead in his wacky wacky comedy, have the MV for his last drama prior to that (the criminally underrated, very dark The Royal Family):



That is the type of drama I associate him with, not wackiness...So I still remain stunned that he could pull off being comedic lead.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal box by miss_dian)
I am in love with Protect the Boss!!!! Giddily giddily giddily so!!!!

Also, Ji Sung! ((())) Someone on my flist said he was like a non-violent Domyouji and so very very true. Heeeeeeeee.

Heroine is tough and awesome and the whole thing is squeeful and a propoer post is coming up but now I must marathon!

Clearly, there is no Ji Sung drama that doesn't work for me :P

Also, if you want to know why I was boggled why Ji Sung, of all people, was the male lead in his wacky wacky comedy, have the MV for his last drama prior to that (the criminally underrated, very dark The Royal Family):



That is the type of drama I associate him with, not wackiness...So I still remain stunned that he could pull off being comedic lead.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal box by miss_dian)
I am in love with Protect the Boss!!!! Giddily giddily giddily so!!!!

Also, Ji Sung! ((())) Someone on my flist said he was like a non-violent Domyouji and so very very true. Heeeeeeeee.

Heroine is tough and awesome and the whole thing is squeeful and a propoer post is coming up but now I must marathon!

Clearly, there is no Ji Sung drama that doesn't work for me :P

Also, if you want to know why I was boggled why Ji Sung, of all people, was the male lead in his wacky wacky comedy, have the MV for his last drama prior to that (the criminally underrated, very dark The Royal Family):



That is the type of drama I associate him with, not wackiness...So I still remain stunned that he could pull off being comedic lead.
dangermousie: (Default)
have just started ep 1 and, surprisingly (because wacky is a major hit-or-miss for me), I like it. I don't know if I'll be OK with wacky for 16 eps, because in order to stick with a drama I need heart and emotional investment and I don't know if this will have it; but for now, it's entertaining.

Also, this is our first glimpse of Ji Sung:



WTF LOL. Is he supposed to be some sort of major hypochondriac or something?
dangermousie: (CH: YS with bandage by meganbmoore)
Koala is raving about it over on her blog and she is a lady of excellent taste, but for some reason I get the sense it is an office drama and that is the one genre I cannot stand. Plus, I adore Ji Sung but I've only seen him in very intense roles and dramas (Last Dance, Swallow the Sun, The Royal Family) so not sure how he'd work out in a comedy.

So, anyone watched it? Is it something I'd like?

Hmmm, why do I lack a Ji Sung icon?
dangermousie: (CH: YS with bandage by meganbmoore)
Koala is raving about it over on her blog and she is a lady of excellent taste, but for some reason I get the sense it is an office drama and that is the one genre I cannot stand. Plus, I adore Ji Sung but I've only seen him in very intense roles and dramas (Last Dance, Swallow the Sun, The Royal Family) so not sure how he'd work out in a comedy.

So, anyone watched it? Is it something I'd like?

Hmmm, why do I lack a Ji Sung icon?
dangermousie: (CH: YS with bandage by meganbmoore)
Koala is raving about it over on her blog and she is a lady of excellent taste, but for some reason I get the sense it is an office drama and that is the one genre I cannot stand. Plus, I adore Ji Sung but I've only seen him in very intense roles and dramas (Last Dance, Swallow the Sun, The Royal Family) so not sure how he'd work out in a comedy.

So, anyone watched it? Is it something I'd like?

Hmmm, why do I lack a Ji Sung icon?

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