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It's official, I do not get the fandom Damon love (other than "he's hot").

Granted, I've only watched the Pilot and the S2 opener, and for all I know, Damon spent the rest of TVD eps saving puppies and healing children. But I doubt it.

Because going on the evidence I have before me, the guy is an unrepentant mass murderer, and not in the past tense, the way Spike was in the seasons of Buffy they decided to develop them as a potential couple (for the record, I never shipped Buffy/Spike either, for the same reason - unrepentant killer is not a good OTP material).

Nah, there is nothing past tense about Damon's blood sports. He's going at it right now.

I can totally get not liking Stefan or not wanting Elena/Stefan - everyone finds different things appealing. But how anyone can either ship or see any realistic potential for Elena/Damon honestly puzzles me (once again, unless it's in a dirty!bad!wrong!hookup kind of way - the way people used to write Buffy/Angelus fics back way when). The man is a serial killer. Sure, he's an interesting character, but so is Jack the Ripper and he isn't normally considered shippable!

I mean - do you really want Elena (or any woman, for that matter) to become part of a couple with a guy who kills her brother just because he's feeling a bit down?

Really?

Do. Not. Get.

Off to watch S1.
dangermousie: (Default)
It's official, I do not get the fandom Damon love (other than "he's hot").

Granted, I've only watched the Pilot and the S2 opener, and for all I know, Damon spent the rest of TVD eps saving puppies and healing children. But I doubt it.

Because going on the evidence I have before me, the guy is an unrepentant mass murderer, and not in the past tense, the way Spike was in the seasons of Buffy they decided to develop them as a potential couple (for the record, I never shipped Buffy/Spike either, for the same reason - unrepentant killer is not a good OTP material).

Nah, there is nothing past tense about Damon's blood sports. He's going at it right now.

I can totally get not liking Stefan or not wanting Elena/Stefan - everyone finds different things appealing. But how anyone can either ship or see any realistic potential for Elena/Damon honestly puzzles me (once again, unless it's in a dirty!bad!wrong!hookup kind of way - the way people used to write Buffy/Angelus fics back way when). The man is a serial killer. Sure, he's an interesting character, but so is Jack the Ripper and he isn't normally considered shippable!

I mean - do you really want Elena (or any woman, for that matter) to become part of a couple with a guy who kills her brother just because he's feeling a bit down?

Really?

Do. Not. Get.

Off to watch S1.
dangermousie: (Default)
It's official, I do not get the fandom Damon love (other than "he's hot").

Granted, I've only watched the Pilot and the S2 opener, and for all I know, Damon spent the rest of TVD eps saving puppies and healing children. But I doubt it.

Because going on the evidence I have before me, the guy is an unrepentant mass murderer, and not in the past tense, the way Spike was in the seasons of Buffy they decided to develop them as a potential couple (for the record, I never shipped Buffy/Spike either, for the same reason - unrepentant killer is not a good OTP material).

Nah, there is nothing past tense about Damon's blood sports. He's going at it right now.

I can totally get not liking Stefan or not wanting Elena/Stefan - everyone finds different things appealing. But how anyone can either ship or see any realistic potential for Elena/Damon honestly puzzles me (once again, unless it's in a dirty!bad!wrong!hookup kind of way - the way people used to write Buffy/Angelus fics back way when). The man is a serial killer. Sure, he's an interesting character, but so is Jack the Ripper and he isn't normally considered shippable!

I mean - do you really want Elena (or any woman, for that matter) to become part of a couple with a guy who kills her brother just because he's feeling a bit down?

Really?

Do. Not. Get.

Off to watch S1.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: grin by miss-dian)
I am quite eager for the trash-feast that CW's Vampire Diaries is going to be, with Twilight-like storyline (yes, I know LJ Smith did it first) of vampires who love to torment themselves by attending high school and falling for shallow girls. What does it start?

But are there actually any good shows in the horizon?

Now, for drama news. First off, Mike He is going to be in a period drama (turn of the century)! And there will be spies, revolutionaries, and beggars. YUM.

In other news, [livejournal.com profile] vierran45 posted about Vic Zhou's next drama being The Last Night of Madame Chin, starring Fan Bing Bing as the title character - a 1940s Shanghai dance hostess. Vic Zhou plays one of the men in her life. Oh YES. So I went looking and look what I found!



How can one resist?

Stills from LNOMC )

Trailer:

dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: grin by miss-dian)
I am quite eager for the trash-feast that CW's Vampire Diaries is going to be, with Twilight-like storyline (yes, I know LJ Smith did it first) of vampires who love to torment themselves by attending high school and falling for shallow girls. What does it start?

But are there actually any good shows in the horizon?

Now, for drama news. First off, Mike He is going to be in a period drama (turn of the century)! And there will be spies, revolutionaries, and beggars. YUM.

In other news, [livejournal.com profile] vierran45 posted about Vic Zhou's next drama being The Last Night of Madame Chin, starring Fan Bing Bing as the title character - a 1940s Shanghai dance hostess. Vic Zhou plays one of the men in her life. Oh YES. So I went looking and look what I found!



How can one resist?

Stills from LNOMC )

Trailer:

dangermousie: (Capital Scandal: grin by miss-dian)
I am quite eager for the trash-feast that CW's Vampire Diaries is going to be, with Twilight-like storyline (yes, I know LJ Smith did it first) of vampires who love to torment themselves by attending high school and falling for shallow girls. What does it start?

But are there actually any good shows in the horizon?

Now, for drama news. First off, Mike He is going to be in a period drama (turn of the century)! And there will be spies, revolutionaries, and beggars. YUM.

In other news, [livejournal.com profile] vierran45 posted about Vic Zhou's next drama being The Last Night of Madame Chin, starring Fan Bing Bing as the title character - a 1940s Shanghai dance hostess. Vic Zhou plays one of the men in her life. Oh YES. So I went looking and look what I found!



How can one resist?

Stills from LNOMC )

Trailer:

dangermousie: (Damo Sung=Baek by miss-dian)
1. I went out and bought a couple more books by L.J. Smith. Basically, she is like Stephenie Meyer but without the sparkling. She is trashy, sure, but it is enjoyable trashy, not painful and idiotic. Sort of like the difference between shoujo manga and a Cassie Edwards novel :P The two novels (of a quadrology) of hers that I've read, also involved a bored high school girl and a sexy vampire who decides that going to school might be fun. They were written 20 years ago, however, so I think someone has been borrowing :)

This said, while they will never be characters I dream about, Elena and Stefan are much much less irritating. Elena is supposed to be beautiful up-front (no silly fake modesty) and Stephan does not sparkle and does not seem to believe in frigidity waiting until vamp marriage. Also, nobody imprints. And there is angst. I bought a few more of her books, too.

2. I think I will start watching Utahime. I give up on KKK2003. It's too depressing and twisted even for me. It's like artistically slashing your wrists and looking at pretty colors.

3. So, I am faced with the realization that the only upcoming kdramas I am interested in are (in order):

a. East of Eden: star-studded historical epic set in 1960s-1970s, about tangled families, politics, and revenge. Starring Song Seong Heon, Lee Da Hae etc etc.

b. Tazza: story about gambling and revenge and organized crime. Starring Jang Hyuk, Kim Min Joon (yum on both!) and Han Ye Seol.

c. The Kingdom of the Winds: a period epic starring Song Il Gook (be still my heart!) as the most capable warrior son of an elderly king slowly going mad. Guess who has to deal with it!

d. Painter of the Wind: in this one, Moon Geun Young masquerades as a man in medieval Korea, in order to be able to learn how to paint and to solve her father's murder. Also with Park Shin Young.

Did you notice something about all these dramas? They are all period (with the possible exception of Tazza. Not sure when it's set, but it does have a retro feel). With the exception of Iljimae, no Korean period drama, whether it's very traditional, like Jumong, or very fusion, like Hong Gil Dong, whether it's set in prehistory, like Legend, or 1930s, like Capital Scandal, has yet to disappoint me. And even Iljimae was merely mediocre, rather than a total disaster. Also, except for EoE, they are all based on either novels or mangas. And not a single one of them is a romcom. I am burned out on them, after a spate of really disappointing ones recently. So let's hope they get my kdrama love back.

3. They are making a Taiwanese adaptation of Skip Beat apparently with Jerry Yan and Ariel Lin as Ren and Kyoko. Heeee. I like SB manga OK but am not a huge fan. Could make a cute drama though. Mainly, I am so amused at the height difference. Ariel is always super-tiny (she could be tiny even in jdramas :P) and Jerry's what, 6'1"? Or more? Heeee.

Though if it's also true that Joe Cheng is going to be this version's Sho, the casting director has been doing bad drugs. Sure, take one of the most popular twdrama pairings and make one the heroine and one the other guy. How well is it going to work out? Yeah...
dangermousie: (Damo Sung=Baek by miss-dian)
1. I went out and bought a couple more books by L.J. Smith. Basically, she is like Stephenie Meyer but without the sparkling. She is trashy, sure, but it is enjoyable trashy, not painful and idiotic. Sort of like the difference between shoujo manga and a Cassie Edwards novel :P The two novels (of a quadrology) of hers that I've read, also involved a bored high school girl and a sexy vampire who decides that going to school might be fun. They were written 20 years ago, however, so I think someone has been borrowing :)

This said, while they will never be characters I dream about, Elena and Stefan are much much less irritating. Elena is supposed to be beautiful up-front (no silly fake modesty) and Stephan does not sparkle and does not seem to believe in frigidity waiting until vamp marriage. Also, nobody imprints. And there is angst. I bought a few more of her books, too.

2. I think I will start watching Utahime. I give up on KKK2003. It's too depressing and twisted even for me. It's like artistically slashing your wrists and looking at pretty colors.

3. So, I am faced with the realization that the only upcoming kdramas I am interested in are (in order):

a. East of Eden: star-studded historical epic set in 1960s-1970s, about tangled families, politics, and revenge. Starring Song Seong Heon, Lee Da Hae etc etc.

b. Tazza: story about gambling and revenge and organized crime. Starring Jang Hyuk, Kim Min Joon (yum on both!) and Han Ye Seol.

c. The Kingdom of the Winds: a period epic starring Song Il Gook (be still my heart!) as the most capable warrior son of an elderly king slowly going mad. Guess who has to deal with it!

d. Painter of the Wind: in this one, Moon Geun Young masquerades as a man in medieval Korea, in order to be able to learn how to paint and to solve her father's murder. Also with Park Shin Young.

Did you notice something about all these dramas? They are all period (with the possible exception of Tazza. Not sure when it's set, but it does have a retro feel). With the exception of Iljimae, no Korean period drama, whether it's very traditional, like Jumong, or very fusion, like Hong Gil Dong, whether it's set in prehistory, like Legend, or 1930s, like Capital Scandal, has yet to disappoint me. And even Iljimae was merely mediocre, rather than a total disaster. Also, except for EoE, they are all based on either novels or mangas. And not a single one of them is a romcom. I am burned out on them, after a spate of really disappointing ones recently. So let's hope they get my kdrama love back.

3. They are making a Taiwanese adaptation of Skip Beat apparently with Jerry Yan and Ariel Lin as Ren and Kyoko. Heeee. I like SB manga OK but am not a huge fan. Could make a cute drama though. Mainly, I am so amused at the height difference. Ariel is always super-tiny (she could be tiny even in jdramas :P) and Jerry's what, 6'1"? Or more? Heeee.

Though if it's also true that Joe Cheng is going to be this version's Sho, the casting director has been doing bad drugs. Sure, take one of the most popular twdrama pairings and make one the heroine and one the other guy. How well is it going to work out? Yeah...
dangermousie: (Damo Sung=Baek by miss-dian)
1. I went out and bought a couple more books by L.J. Smith. Basically, she is like Stephenie Meyer but without the sparkling. She is trashy, sure, but it is enjoyable trashy, not painful and idiotic. Sort of like the difference between shoujo manga and a Cassie Edwards novel :P The two novels (of a quadrology) of hers that I've read, also involved a bored high school girl and a sexy vampire who decides that going to school might be fun. They were written 20 years ago, however, so I think someone has been borrowing :)

This said, while they will never be characters I dream about, Elena and Stefan are much much less irritating. Elena is supposed to be beautiful up-front (no silly fake modesty) and Stephan does not sparkle and does not seem to believe in frigidity waiting until vamp marriage. Also, nobody imprints. And there is angst. I bought a few more of her books, too.

2. I think I will start watching Utahime. I give up on KKK2003. It's too depressing and twisted even for me. It's like artistically slashing your wrists and looking at pretty colors.

3. So, I am faced with the realization that the only upcoming kdramas I am interested in are (in order):

a. East of Eden: star-studded historical epic set in 1960s-1970s, about tangled families, politics, and revenge. Starring Song Seong Heon, Lee Da Hae etc etc.

b. Tazza: story about gambling and revenge and organized crime. Starring Jang Hyuk, Kim Min Joon (yum on both!) and Han Ye Seol.

c. The Kingdom of the Winds: a period epic starring Song Il Gook (be still my heart!) as the most capable warrior son of an elderly king slowly going mad. Guess who has to deal with it!

d. Painter of the Wind: in this one, Moon Geun Young masquerades as a man in medieval Korea, in order to be able to learn how to paint and to solve her father's murder. Also with Park Shin Young.

Did you notice something about all these dramas? They are all period (with the possible exception of Tazza. Not sure when it's set, but it does have a retro feel). With the exception of Iljimae, no Korean period drama, whether it's very traditional, like Jumong, or very fusion, like Hong Gil Dong, whether it's set in prehistory, like Legend, or 1930s, like Capital Scandal, has yet to disappoint me. And even Iljimae was merely mediocre, rather than a total disaster. Also, except for EoE, they are all based on either novels or mangas. And not a single one of them is a romcom. I am burned out on them, after a spate of really disappointing ones recently. So let's hope they get my kdrama love back.

3. They are making a Taiwanese adaptation of Skip Beat apparently with Jerry Yan and Ariel Lin as Ren and Kyoko. Heeee. I like SB manga OK but am not a huge fan. Could make a cute drama though. Mainly, I am so amused at the height difference. Ariel is always super-tiny (she could be tiny even in jdramas :P) and Jerry's what, 6'1"? Or more? Heeee.

Though if it's also true that Joe Cheng is going to be this version's Sho, the casting director has been doing bad drugs. Sure, take one of the most popular twdrama pairings and make one the heroine and one the other guy. How well is it going to work out? Yeah...
dangermousie: (Coffee Prince kiss by alexandral)
I am watching Hello Miss and it's adorable in its adorable adorableness. Is it enough 'adorable' in this sentence? No, not yet. Lee Da Hae is so squishableas the wacky yet oddly vulnerable girl with impeccable background but not enough money and Lee Ji Hoon is beyond cute as that rare drama hero: a genuinely good, sweet, kind and unmessed up guy. I also love the lawyer brother and the tough/vulnerable model girl (yay for cool secondary OTP). Hate the other guy though. Blinding hate, you useless parasite.

They have the cutest chemistry.

A few caps from first ep



More Caps here )

In other news, I am continuing with Bichunmoo and I love it more and more. Not draggy at all, and perfect balance of love and fighting. And oh, the shippiness. I nearly died when she was taken by evil magistrate in the night, anyway (and I love that she tried to fight and run away, but of course, she can't fight and gets caught again). And even though Jan-Ho has been banned from leaving the mountain, he can sense something is wrong and he sets off at a dead run when he sees she is gone from her house. And he breaks into the fortified palace (!!!!!) and he is all alone, confronting the magistrate and his guests as they try to make Xiulie dance. And he is so young and noble and honest. And he says he will pay her debt, to let her go, but they won't. And he fights all the guards. OMG. I neverly died again at the look on her face when she sees him defend her.

And when they are out of there, I love how they sit quietly together, and she ties his arm (it was cut, and didn't even notice it). And she tells him when she first met him, she took him for a robber, didn't realize he will be a white knight. And they share private things about growing up. I love them. So much.

Only the villain was at that party and now he figured Jan-Ho has the manual he wants. Yikes.

Oh, and even though I haven't yet finished Coffee Prince the caps under the cut made me swoon and swoon and swoon and swoon.

This way to smoochies )

In non-drama news, I am reading and loving Liz Smith's fantasy/mystery series. SO GOOD. And I bought LJ Smith's The Vampire Diaries and the read is very fun.
dangermousie: (Coffee Prince kiss by alexandral)
I am watching Hello Miss and it's adorable in its adorable adorableness. Is it enough 'adorable' in this sentence? No, not yet. Lee Da Hae is so squishableas the wacky yet oddly vulnerable girl with impeccable background but not enough money and Lee Ji Hoon is beyond cute as that rare drama hero: a genuinely good, sweet, kind and unmessed up guy. I also love the lawyer brother and the tough/vulnerable model girl (yay for cool secondary OTP). Hate the other guy though. Blinding hate, you useless parasite.

They have the cutest chemistry.

A few caps from first ep



More Caps here )

In other news, I am continuing with Bichunmoo and I love it more and more. Not draggy at all, and perfect balance of love and fighting. And oh, the shippiness. I nearly died when she was taken by evil magistrate in the night, anyway (and I love that she tried to fight and run away, but of course, she can't fight and gets caught again). And even though Jan-Ho has been banned from leaving the mountain, he can sense something is wrong and he sets off at a dead run when he sees she is gone from her house. And he breaks into the fortified palace (!!!!!) and he is all alone, confronting the magistrate and his guests as they try to make Xiulie dance. And he is so young and noble and honest. And he says he will pay her debt, to let her go, but they won't. And he fights all the guards. OMG. I neverly died again at the look on her face when she sees him defend her.

And when they are out of there, I love how they sit quietly together, and she ties his arm (it was cut, and didn't even notice it). And she tells him when she first met him, she took him for a robber, didn't realize he will be a white knight. And they share private things about growing up. I love them. So much.

Only the villain was at that party and now he figured Jan-Ho has the manual he wants. Yikes.

Oh, and even though I haven't yet finished Coffee Prince the caps under the cut made me swoon and swoon and swoon and swoon.

This way to smoochies )

In non-drama news, I am reading and loving Liz Smith's fantasy/mystery series. SO GOOD. And I bought LJ Smith's The Vampire Diaries and the read is very fun.
dangermousie: (Coffee Prince kiss by alexandral)
I am watching Hello Miss and it's adorable in its adorable adorableness. Is it enough 'adorable' in this sentence? No, not yet. Lee Da Hae is so squishableas the wacky yet oddly vulnerable girl with impeccable background but not enough money and Lee Ji Hoon is beyond cute as that rare drama hero: a genuinely good, sweet, kind and unmessed up guy. I also love the lawyer brother and the tough/vulnerable model girl (yay for cool secondary OTP). Hate the other guy though. Blinding hate, you useless parasite.

They have the cutest chemistry.

A few caps from first ep



More Caps here )

In other news, I am continuing with Bichunmoo and I love it more and more. Not draggy at all, and perfect balance of love and fighting. And oh, the shippiness. I nearly died when she was taken by evil magistrate in the night, anyway (and I love that she tried to fight and run away, but of course, she can't fight and gets caught again). And even though Jan-Ho has been banned from leaving the mountain, he can sense something is wrong and he sets off at a dead run when he sees she is gone from her house. And he breaks into the fortified palace (!!!!!) and he is all alone, confronting the magistrate and his guests as they try to make Xiulie dance. And he is so young and noble and honest. And he says he will pay her debt, to let her go, but they won't. And he fights all the guards. OMG. I neverly died again at the look on her face when she sees him defend her.

And when they are out of there, I love how they sit quietly together, and she ties his arm (it was cut, and didn't even notice it). And she tells him when she first met him, she took him for a robber, didn't realize he will be a white knight. And they share private things about growing up. I love them. So much.

Only the villain was at that party and now he figured Jan-Ho has the manual he wants. Yikes.

Oh, and even though I haven't yet finished Coffee Prince the caps under the cut made me swoon and swoon and swoon and swoon.

This way to smoochies )

In non-drama news, I am reading and loving Liz Smith's fantasy/mystery series. SO GOOD. And I bought LJ Smith's The Vampire Diaries and the read is very fun.

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