dangermousie: (Tokyo Juliet by winterspel)
I mean, ep 11 gives us baths of angst, starring Wu Zun and his marvelous arms:








Argh, evil cousin of Wu Zun's character, I hope you die in a fire. Seriously, wtf, psycho! Dude just manipulated the situation to take away not only the company but even the house and is now gloating in WZ's face for being too trusting - i.e. not thinking his family is a pack of two-faced hyenas. DIE! I mean, the rationale isn't that WZ ran the company badly or treated people awfully - nah, it's just that he trusted his family. WTF.

He was about to propose to Rainie, too, and you ruined it! On plus side, it did result in the above-mentioned bath, so it's not all bad.

In case you need more convincing, two shippy scenes from ep 11 - one funny and one touching )

My current/asap twdrama roster is this, Love Keeps Going, Material Queen, Calling for Love, I Do, KO 3an Guo, The X-Family, That Love Comes, Marry Me, Because of You, Bump Off Lover, Roseate Love, In Time With You, Ring Ring Bell, and Material People (though I suppose the latter is a cdrama). Plus a few others. And I feel like rewatching Wish to See You Again. Good Lord.
dangermousie: (Tokyo Juliet by winterspel)
I mean, ep 11 gives us baths of angst, starring Wu Zun and his marvelous arms:








Argh, evil cousin of Wu Zun's character, I hope you die in a fire. Seriously, wtf, psycho! Dude just manipulated the situation to take away not only the company but even the house and is now gloating in WZ's face for being too trusting - i.e. not thinking his family is a pack of two-faced hyenas. DIE! I mean, the rationale isn't that WZ ran the company badly or treated people awfully - nah, it's just that he trusted his family. WTF.

He was about to propose to Rainie, too, and you ruined it! On plus side, it did result in the above-mentioned bath, so it's not all bad.

In case you need more convincing, two shippy scenes from ep 11 - one funny and one touching )

My current/asap twdrama roster is this, Love Keeps Going, Material Queen, Calling for Love, I Do, KO 3an Guo, The X-Family, That Love Comes, Marry Me, Because of You, Bump Off Lover, Roseate Love, In Time With You, Ring Ring Bell, and Material People (though I suppose the latter is a cdrama). Plus a few others. And I feel like rewatching Wish to See You Again. Good Lord.
dangermousie: (Tokyo Juliet by winterspel)
I mean, ep 11 gives us baths of angst, starring Wu Zun and his marvelous arms:








Argh, evil cousin of Wu Zun's character, I hope you die in a fire. Seriously, wtf, psycho! Dude just manipulated the situation to take away not only the company but even the house and is now gloating in WZ's face for being too trusting - i.e. not thinking his family is a pack of two-faced hyenas. DIE! I mean, the rationale isn't that WZ ran the company badly or treated people awfully - nah, it's just that he trusted his family. WTF.

He was about to propose to Rainie, too, and you ruined it! On plus side, it did result in the above-mentioned bath, so it's not all bad.

In case you need more convincing, two shippy scenes from ep 11 - one funny and one touching )

My current/asap twdrama roster is this, Love Keeps Going, Material Queen, Calling for Love, I Do, KO 3an Guo, The X-Family, That Love Comes, Marry Me, Because of You, Bump Off Lover, Roseate Love, In Time With You, Ring Ring Bell, and Material People (though I suppose the latter is a cdrama). Plus a few others. And I feel like rewatching Wish to See You Again. Good Lord.
dangermousie: (SKKS: hats embrace by timescout)
1. I honestly do not get why the King of all of Joseon, who has plenty of advisors and loyal officers decides to use 4 college students to help him locate the all-important document that will change the course of history. I mean - bwah? Yes, even if the document is on premises of the University, how about using his pet advisor/prof? Seriously, he needs to use hormonal kids? I do not get. I also find it pretty off-putting that he desires to use Sun Joon when he knows this will force SJ to go against his own father. Ugh.

2. I don't understand complaints about Sun Joon not being angry on finding out Yoon Hee is a girl, especially when they use Han Kyul's reaction in Coffee Prince as their justification. Leaving aside the not-insignificant difference that HK is an impulsive drama queen and Sun Joon is a very reserved, reasoning, measured person, the situations are entirely different. For one thing, Sun Joon is the one who dragged Yoon Hee into the situation which forces her to hide her gender all the time. Let me make it even clearer - if YH reveals her gender, she and her whole family gets beheaded. Han Kyul did not unintentionally put YEH's character in that situation - this is the modern world and the most that could happen to her is she'd lose her job and she can find another (and in any event, HK wasn't responsible). Also, and this is a huge difference - they start dating and YEH still does not reveal her gender - HK finds from someone else. Sun Joon and Yoon Hee are not dating and she was actually going to tell him the truth as soon as he confessed his feelings (and he didn't find from others about her gender, either). Not to mention relief of 18th century nobleman about him not being gay thus being allowed to have a normal life and nor harm object of his affection either is huge compared to someone dealing with issues through 20th century prism. Anyway, short version. It all made sense to me.

Just an FYI: I am currently watching Chinese Paladin 3, Daemul, Gloria, Giant, SKKS, Joseon X-Files, Soulmate, Nagareboshi, Guilty, That Love Comes, Shanghai Bund. So those are ones I am going t blabbing about.
dangermousie: (SKKS: hats embrace by timescout)
1. I honestly do not get why the King of all of Joseon, who has plenty of advisors and loyal officers decides to use 4 college students to help him locate the all-important document that will change the course of history. I mean - bwah? Yes, even if the document is on premises of the University, how about using his pet advisor/prof? Seriously, he needs to use hormonal kids? I do not get. I also find it pretty off-putting that he desires to use Sun Joon when he knows this will force SJ to go against his own father. Ugh.

2. I don't understand complaints about Sun Joon not being angry on finding out Yoon Hee is a girl, especially when they use Han Kyul's reaction in Coffee Prince as their justification. Leaving aside the not-insignificant difference that HK is an impulsive drama queen and Sun Joon is a very reserved, reasoning, measured person, the situations are entirely different. For one thing, Sun Joon is the one who dragged Yoon Hee into the situation which forces her to hide her gender all the time. Let me make it even clearer - if YH reveals her gender, she and her whole family gets beheaded. Han Kyul did not unintentionally put YEH's character in that situation - this is the modern world and the most that could happen to her is she'd lose her job and she can find another (and in any event, HK wasn't responsible). Also, and this is a huge difference - they start dating and YEH still does not reveal her gender - HK finds from someone else. Sun Joon and Yoon Hee are not dating and she was actually going to tell him the truth as soon as he confessed his feelings (and he didn't find from others about her gender, either). Not to mention relief of 18th century nobleman about him not being gay thus being allowed to have a normal life and nor harm object of his affection either is huge compared to someone dealing with issues through 20th century prism. Anyway, short version. It all made sense to me.

Just an FYI: I am currently watching Chinese Paladin 3, Daemul, Gloria, Giant, SKKS, Joseon X-Files, Soulmate, Nagareboshi, Guilty, That Love Comes, Shanghai Bund. So those are ones I am going t blabbing about.
dangermousie: (SKKS: hats embrace by timescout)
1. I honestly do not get why the King of all of Joseon, who has plenty of advisors and loyal officers decides to use 4 college students to help him locate the all-important document that will change the course of history. I mean - bwah? Yes, even if the document is on premises of the University, how about using his pet advisor/prof? Seriously, he needs to use hormonal kids? I do not get. I also find it pretty off-putting that he desires to use Sun Joon when he knows this will force SJ to go against his own father. Ugh.

2. I don't understand complaints about Sun Joon not being angry on finding out Yoon Hee is a girl, especially when they use Han Kyul's reaction in Coffee Prince as their justification. Leaving aside the not-insignificant difference that HK is an impulsive drama queen and Sun Joon is a very reserved, reasoning, measured person, the situations are entirely different. For one thing, Sun Joon is the one who dragged Yoon Hee into the situation which forces her to hide her gender all the time. Let me make it even clearer - if YH reveals her gender, she and her whole family gets beheaded. Han Kyul did not unintentionally put YEH's character in that situation - this is the modern world and the most that could happen to her is she'd lose her job and she can find another (and in any event, HK wasn't responsible). Also, and this is a huge difference - they start dating and YEH still does not reveal her gender - HK finds from someone else. Sun Joon and Yoon Hee are not dating and she was actually going to tell him the truth as soon as he confessed his feelings (and he didn't find from others about her gender, either). Not to mention relief of 18th century nobleman about him not being gay thus being allowed to have a normal life and nor harm object of his affection either is huge compared to someone dealing with issues through 20th century prism. Anyway, short version. It all made sense to me.

Just an FYI: I am currently watching Chinese Paladin 3, Daemul, Gloria, Giant, SKKS, Joseon X-Files, Soulmate, Nagareboshi, Guilty, That Love Comes, Shanghai Bund. So those are ones I am going t blabbing about.
dangermousie: (Default)
Even such a lover of overwrought, ridiculous melodrama as I am had to pause and boggle at the miracle that is twdrama At Dolphin's Bay.

Wow. Just wow. It is as if some demented maker took Winter Sonata, Stairway to Heaven, Autumn in My Heart and Stained Glass, threw them into a blender, and cranked the power up to 11. This makes Stairway to Weeping Beautifully, Winter Sonata of Amnesia, Stained Glass of Insanity and Autumn in My Heart Which Is Lusting for My Sister look downright understated and tame.

I confess I laughed like a hyena when the heroine's mother got hit by a truck out of nowhere, hours after begging her evil father in law to take in her and her child. I am probably going to hell.

I was even more amused by the fact that the formerly evil father in law (he seems to have reformed at some point) not only took the wrong child from the orphanage, he took the wrong gender child. That demonstrates the importance of paying attention to gender pronouns, as opposed to just twirling your mustache while tying someone to train tracks.

There were also happy nuns, childhood love, and a blind dolphin doll. Hero grew up to look freakily like Winter Sonata-era Bae Yong Joon, including the glasses, and heroine is Angela Zhang back when she bothered to act.

This is kdrama on crack. And a bit of LSD.

I am afraid I could only take one episode of this. I think I am going to try either Single Princesses and Blind Dates (I adore Jimmy Lin immensely) or continue with That Love Comes, otherwise known as "the drama where Joe Cheng gets to actually act again."
dangermousie: (Default)
Even such a lover of overwrought, ridiculous melodrama as I am had to pause and boggle at the miracle that is twdrama At Dolphin's Bay.

Wow. Just wow. It is as if some demented maker took Winter Sonata, Stairway to Heaven, Autumn in My Heart and Stained Glass, threw them into a blender, and cranked the power up to 11. This makes Stairway to Weeping Beautifully, Winter Sonata of Amnesia, Stained Glass of Insanity and Autumn in My Heart Which Is Lusting for My Sister look downright understated and tame.

I confess I laughed like a hyena when the heroine's mother got hit by a truck out of nowhere, hours after begging her evil father in law to take in her and her child. I am probably going to hell.

I was even more amused by the fact that the formerly evil father in law (he seems to have reformed at some point) not only took the wrong child from the orphanage, he took the wrong gender child. That demonstrates the importance of paying attention to gender pronouns, as opposed to just twirling your mustache while tying someone to train tracks.

There were also happy nuns, childhood love, and a blind dolphin doll. Hero grew up to look freakily like Winter Sonata-era Bae Yong Joon, including the glasses, and heroine is Angela Zhang back when she bothered to act.

This is kdrama on crack. And a bit of LSD.

I am afraid I could only take one episode of this. I think I am going to try either Single Princesses and Blind Dates (I adore Jimmy Lin immensely) or continue with That Love Comes, otherwise known as "the drama where Joe Cheng gets to actually act again."
dangermousie: (Default)
Even such a lover of overwrought, ridiculous melodrama as I am had to pause and boggle at the miracle that is twdrama At Dolphin's Bay.

Wow. Just wow. It is as if some demented maker took Winter Sonata, Stairway to Heaven, Autumn in My Heart and Stained Glass, threw them into a blender, and cranked the power up to 11. This makes Stairway to Weeping Beautifully, Winter Sonata of Amnesia, Stained Glass of Insanity and Autumn in My Heart Which Is Lusting for My Sister look downright understated and tame.

I confess I laughed like a hyena when the heroine's mother got hit by a truck out of nowhere, hours after begging her evil father in law to take in her and her child. I am probably going to hell.

I was even more amused by the fact that the formerly evil father in law (he seems to have reformed at some point) not only took the wrong child from the orphanage, he took the wrong gender child. That demonstrates the importance of paying attention to gender pronouns, as opposed to just twirling your mustache while tying someone to train tracks.

There were also happy nuns, childhood love, and a blind dolphin doll. Hero grew up to look freakily like Winter Sonata-era Bae Yong Joon, including the glasses, and heroine is Angela Zhang back when she bothered to act.

This is kdrama on crack. And a bit of LSD.

I am afraid I could only take one episode of this. I think I am going to try either Single Princesses and Blind Dates (I adore Jimmy Lin immensely) or continue with That Love Comes, otherwise known as "the drama where Joe Cheng gets to actually act again."
dangermousie: (ISWAK rain by pinkfactory)
I am so sorry, Kim Hyun Joong, but Joe Cheng will always be my ideal Naoki.

Ahem.

Anyway.



Thanks the the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] ockoala, I was made aware of Joe Cheng's new drama, That Love Comes, costarring Le Fei Er.

Now, I am an unabashed Joe Cheng fangirl. It's hard not to become one after ISWAK and TKA. But, let's face it, Joe's choices of roles have been, like his buddy Mike He's, rather uneven. Have you tried sitting through Love or Bread or Summer x Summer (the latter has been voted by yours truly as the worst drama she has ever seen). So, despite [livejournal.com profile] ockoala's enthusiastic post, I approached TLC with a degree of trepidation.

I have just finished the first episode (first four eps are out, and three are subbed so far on viikii) and am so glad to report - Ockoala was right and my trepidations were groundless. TLC is lovely - it has a vibe of a mellow kdrama mixed with the freshness and emotional immediacy of a twdrama. Think of a cross between Wish to See You Again, Soulmate and Autumn's Concerto, with a bit of Starlit thrown in.

The story is pretty simple and has been told about a million times before, but it's the way it's told that counts. Ye Zi, our heroine, is a small-town girl earning money in the big city. Her paths cross with Xia Tian, a big time photographer dissatisfied with his life, and the story goes from there. It's lovely and romantic and gorgeous and just - I love.

Have a preview:



Despite the fact that this LJ is 90% kdramaland, twdramas (and by extension cdramas) will always speak to me the way no other dramas do. They were, after all, my gateway and my first love. And you never forget your first, do you?

ETA: You know, maybe more twdrama idols should go Mainland. I haven't liked anything of Mike He's in years anywhere near as much as I did what I saw of Infernal Lover.
dangermousie: (ISWAK rain by pinkfactory)
I am so sorry, Kim Hyun Joong, but Joe Cheng will always be my ideal Naoki.

Ahem.

Anyway.



Thanks the the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] ockoala, I was made aware of Joe Cheng's new drama, That Love Comes, costarring Le Fei Er.

Now, I am an unabashed Joe Cheng fangirl. It's hard not to become one after ISWAK and TKA. But, let's face it, Joe's choices of roles have been, like his buddy Mike He's, rather uneven. Have you tried sitting through Love or Bread or Summer x Summer (the latter has been voted by yours truly as the worst drama she has ever seen). So, despite [livejournal.com profile] ockoala's enthusiastic post, I approached TLC with a degree of trepidation.

I have just finished the first episode (first four eps are out, and three are subbed so far on viikii) and am so glad to report - Ockoala was right and my trepidations were groundless. TLC is lovely - it has a vibe of a mellow kdrama mixed with the freshness and emotional immediacy of a twdrama. Think of a cross between Wish to See You Again, Soulmate and Autumn's Concerto, with a bit of Starlit thrown in.

The story is pretty simple and has been told about a million times before, but it's the way it's told that counts. Ye Zi, our heroine, is a small-town girl earning money in the big city. Her paths cross with Xia Tian, a big time photographer dissatisfied with his life, and the story goes from there. It's lovely and romantic and gorgeous and just - I love.

Have a preview:



Despite the fact that this LJ is 90% kdramaland, twdramas (and by extension cdramas) will always speak to me the way no other dramas do. They were, after all, my gateway and my first love. And you never forget your first, do you?

ETA: You know, maybe more twdrama idols should go Mainland. I haven't liked anything of Mike He's in years anywhere near as much as I did what I saw of Infernal Lover.
dangermousie: (ISWAK rain by pinkfactory)
I am so sorry, Kim Hyun Joong, but Joe Cheng will always be my ideal Naoki.

Ahem.

Anyway.



Thanks the the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] ockoala, I was made aware of Joe Cheng's new drama, That Love Comes, costarring Le Fei Er.

Now, I am an unabashed Joe Cheng fangirl. It's hard not to become one after ISWAK and TKA. But, let's face it, Joe's choices of roles have been, like his buddy Mike He's, rather uneven. Have you tried sitting through Love or Bread or Summer x Summer (the latter has been voted by yours truly as the worst drama she has ever seen). So, despite [livejournal.com profile] ockoala's enthusiastic post, I approached TLC with a degree of trepidation.

I have just finished the first episode (first four eps are out, and three are subbed so far on viikii) and am so glad to report - Ockoala was right and my trepidations were groundless. TLC is lovely - it has a vibe of a mellow kdrama mixed with the freshness and emotional immediacy of a twdrama. Think of a cross between Wish to See You Again, Soulmate and Autumn's Concerto, with a bit of Starlit thrown in.

The story is pretty simple and has been told about a million times before, but it's the way it's told that counts. Ye Zi, our heroine, is a small-town girl earning money in the big city. Her paths cross with Xia Tian, a big time photographer dissatisfied with his life, and the story goes from there. It's lovely and romantic and gorgeous and just - I love.

Have a preview:



Despite the fact that this LJ is 90% kdramaland, twdramas (and by extension cdramas) will always speak to me the way no other dramas do. They were, after all, my gateway and my first love. And you never forget your first, do you?

ETA: You know, maybe more twdrama idols should go Mainland. I haven't liked anything of Mike He's in years anywhere near as much as I did what I saw of Infernal Lover.

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