May 25th, 2012
|02:10 pm - W no Higeki|
Because if you've ever wanted to see Takei Emi covered in blood while lightning flashes behind her walk of murder, this is your drama. If you've ever thought The Parent Trap had a good plot but lacked the revenge schemes and cross-generational incest, this is your drama. If you ever watched Jotei and thought "you know, this is just too realistic," then this is your drama.
Basic plot: long-lost twins meet by chance and decide to exchange lives. One is an orphaned prostitute who makes her living cleaning the toilets of a cabaret, and the other is a rich, well-to-do heiress of a huge family fortune. When they trade places, HIJINKS ENSUE.
And by hijinks I mean doom.
( Spoilers for eps 1-4!Collapse )
Current Mood: chipper
April 8th, 2012
|01:22 pm - We only use 10% of our brains... because the other 90% is devoted to shipping and Tumblr.|
SPEC SPECIAL IS OUT.
THERE ARE ENGLISH SUBS.
EXPECT A MASSIVE POST LATER BECAUSE I ALREADY SKIMMED AND SAW THIS SCENE: ( CUT FOR BLOOD AND FEELINGS.Collapse )
Also, does anyone want to talk about the apparent US remake? It sounds really vague and I had to double-check the date to make sure it wasn't a late April's fool prank, but if it's true... man, I think this is the first Asia-to-America remake I would ever be excited about. CAN YOU IMAGINE AN AMERICAN VERSION OF TOMA?
Everyone wants to whine about a female John Watson. WELL HERE IS YOUR FEMALE SHERLOCK, GUYS. WE COULD HAVE HER. SHE COULD EXIST.
Current Mood: energetic
April 1st, 2012
|01:40 pm - "It's always the quiet ones." Perfect for describing both imperialist assassins and unexpected sexy.|
I was obsessively re-watching the the trailer for the live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie (YESSSSSSSS) when it suddenly occurred to me that Sato Takeru was looking mighty gorgeous. Naturally, I went onto Tumblr to investigate.
WHAT THE FUCK? WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?
REMEMBER WHEN HE LOOKED LIKE THIS?
I don't know what universe I'm in anymore.
Current Mood: impressed
March 1st, 2012
|11:46 am - How to be Dal Ja in three easy steps:|
1: Paint nails.
2: Go out drinking.
3: Wake up with a hangover and two men in your bed.
She freaks out only slightly more than Seo Do, who responds to Tae Bong's "Nothing happened!!" by clutching his ass and wailing "THEN WHY DOES IT HURT?"
TAE BONG, ASS BANDIT.
THAT AWKWARD MOMENT WHEN YOUR LIVING ROOM IS CROWDED BY YOUR EX-BOYFRIEND, YOUR FAKE BOYFRIEND, AND YOUR NEW BOYFRIEND WHO IS ALREADY MARRIED.
I can't even.
WHERE HAS THIS DRAMA BEEN ALL MY LIFE?
Current Mood: amused
February 28th, 2012
|11:55 am - We interrupt your regularly scheduled flist for an interlude of OH MY GOD SO PRETTY.|
A thousand years after it aired and I finally started Dal Ja's Spring. I'd also like to inform everyone that I'll be marrying Lee Min Ki in the fall. It will be a beautiful ceremony. You're all invited.
ALSO, DAL JA IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL.
Seriously, I've found the perfect fictional representation of my life and she's a 33-year-old Korean woman with crazy hair and a fake boyfriend. I am not actually any of these things, but I feel like Dal Ja represents my soul. She hates mornings, drinks too much, has vivid daydreams of turning into the Bride and killing her co-workers (LOL) and oh, she hired a hot young boyfriend to get back at her douchebag ex, and honestly, who hasn't done that at least once?
ONE OF HER FANTASIES. WHICH INVOLVES THROWING LEE MIN KI AGAINST THE WALL AND RAVISHING HIS LIPS.
YES. YES. THIS IS THE SECOND EPISODE. His character is already saying things like "holding hands is included in the contract, but for an extra fee we can arrange something more intimate." HE IS BASICALLY A REALLY PRETTY PROSTITUTE DAL JA YOU NEED TO HIT THAT OMGGGGGGG.
Current Mood: excited
February 12th, 2012
|01:41 pm - Of course it's all happening in your head, Byung Gun, but why should that mean it isn't real?|
So I finished What's Up, and I was going to say something flippant like "BEST DRAMA OF THE YEAR" but... uh... considering that the competition so far has been "Yamapi The Funeral Director" and "My Mom Keeps Getting Hit On By My Friends and It Makes Me Uncomfortable", I think the superiority of What's Up is a given.
My favorite characters by the end:
5: PROFESSOR YANG
4: Jae Hun
3: Soo Bin (it took me ten eps to remember his name BUT HE WAS WORTH IT)
2: Byung Gun (♥___♥)
1: Doo Ri and everything she touched and everything she chose to be
( So let's talk about that finale...Collapse )
Current Mood: cheerful
January 26th, 2012
January 17th, 2012
|12:24 pm - "ARE YOU READY?" uh how about NO|
EPISODE TWELVE. I. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THIS.
( SPOILERS, OBVIOUSLY.Collapse )
Current Mood: clvjkv
January 12th, 2012
|12:47 pm - Six eps into What's Up...|
AND IT IS GODDAMNED GLORIOUS.
Hilarity + human drama + music + ensemble cast = A++ WOULD FLAIL AGAIN.
If you don't know, and you probably already do since I'm so late to the bandwagon, but if you don't, What's Up is a kind of funny-dramatic-slice-of-life musical tragicomedy full of awesomeness. It's all about music and friendship and chasing your dreams and occasionally falling down the stairs to gaze at the moon and sob furiously about life. The students are both amazing eyecandy and really interesting human beings. They butcher English songs and remix Korean ones too. THERE ARE RANDOM GREASE NUMBERS. COMPLETE WITH 80S HAIR. The professors look like Oh Man Suk and walk around drinking heavily.
EVERYONE MUST WATCH THIS DRAMA. YOU ARE MISSING SO MUCH.
Also, fair warning, for every person who compares it to Heartstrings or Dream High I'm going to scratch off my skin and send it to Daesung in the mail.
Please think of Daesung.
Current Mood: :D :D
January 8th, 2012
|12:55 pm - ALSO I'M NOT DEAD, HURRAH|
WHERE ARE YOU PEOPLE GETTING WHAT'S UP?
I'm sorry, I know I should offer a better explanation for my sudden and inexplicable disappearance, but I've been catching up with my flist and everyone is talking about What's Up and I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THAT DRAMA OVER A YEAR.
WHERE IS IT.
I MUST HAVE IT IN MY GREEDY HANDS.
Current Mood: excited
October 18th, 2011
|01:48 pm - Blame Xena for everything.|
And here we are at another drama season! How did that happen?
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 113
I am watching:
I'm amused to see that all the crossdressing heroines from last season have grown up. This time it's all about middle-aged women and the variety of ways they become BAMFs:
-A housewife as a mysterious problem-solver
-A housewife who is secretly a spy
-A housewife becoming a detective
-An heiress becoming a detective
-A flight attendant becoming a bounty hunter
Apparently the theme for this season is "bitches getting ALL the shit done." I APPROVE.
Current Mood: lazy
September 10th, 2011
|03:29 pm - The most important question you will see on your flist today.|
Has anyone else watching Ouran suddenly turned into a raging multishipper?
In the anime I shipped Tamaki and Haruhi like burning, but with the drama I keep having Asuko March flashbacks where I'm just watching and constantly thinking "man, can't she have them all?"
Current Mood: quixotic
September 7th, 2011
|03:20 pm - I can't believe I'm haunted by Asano Taeko even when I'm not watching her.|
Seven eps into IS and I almost don't want to watch anymore, because it's becoming increasingly clear that my OTP isn't the OTP and WHY DOES THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN TO ME.
They're JUST a statistical miracle (1% of the population!!) who managed to meet through a clever mix of luck and stalking. Their incredibly rare gender identities are only completely compatible despite all odds. They only hold hands and take cellphone pics and chase each other across the city at least once an ep.
GOSH, WHY WOULD ANYONE SHIP THEM.
( FEEL MY PAIN.Collapse )
Current Mood: disgruntled
September 3rd, 2011
|03:30 pm - Two dramas down, 283363563 to go...|
Livejournal! I've been neglecting you, I'm sorry. Life just got really busy all of a sudden. (Perhaps most embarrassing is that my reaction to the sudden craziness wasn't "oh, my social life!" but "I AM FALLING BEHIND ON ALL MY DRAMAS, WHY, WHYYY").
Anyway, I did manage to watch Soredemo - ( Spoilers for 6-7.Collapse )
AND THEN THERE'S ZENKAI GIRL OMG OMG - ( 7-8.Collapse )
Current Mood: busy
August 17th, 2011
|02:40 pm - In which our brave heroes conquer witches, school plays, and snuggling.|
I have officially reached the age where I cry at family dramas. I have no excuses, just lots of used tissues as I blubber "oh, woobies!" and "it's SO SWEET!"
( Ep 6 spoilers laugh at the thought of dignity.Collapse )
Current Mood: content
August 13th, 2011
|03:17 pm - When nothing is more romantic than a pair of emotionally ruined rejects bonding over child murder.|
SOREDEMO IS SENDING ME INTO FITS
You want to know how quality this drama is? A moment of complete non-contact between the OTP is more charged and emotionally game-changing than half of what I'm watching this season. I was so deep in the moment I was trying to will their hands together. "TOUCH! TOUUUUUUCH!"
( SPOILERS FOR EP 5.Collapse )
Current Mood: anxious
August 11th, 2011
|02:55 pm - A rich hot lawyer lavishes you with flattery and expensive gifts? Fuck that guy. Choose Ryo instead.|
Okay, this is the cutest scene of anything ever. Baby OTP discussing the romance of their caretakers! "He walks around the house sighing a lot..." "He's lovesick!"
I don't really have anything to say about this drama except that it's still unexpectedly awesome. Wakaba is such a fabulous heroine, like if Yankumi had a baby with BOSS and then sent it to live with Aunt Hotaru. She's smart and quippy and determined but also SUPREMELY DORKY and her feelings are made of LIVE PORCUPINES.
LOVE IS JUST A HORMONAL IMBALANCE, she says. I AM A PROFESSIONAL CAREER WOMAN. ROMANCE IS SOMETHING I CHOOSE BASED ON NECESSARY CONDITIONS OF MY STATUS.
That's why she sits at home... cherishing a pea... that Souta dropped on the ground... just because it was part of a meal he made her.
Okay, I lied, I do have more to say. AND IT'S ALL ABOUT WAKABA.
( Caps from eps 1-5!Collapse )
Current Mood: FULL OF JOY
August 7th, 2011
|03:40 pm - HANAKIMI EP 4|
...................holy crap, did that just happen?
( LOOK AT YOU, GOING AND TAKING THE COOLEST PART.Collapse )
Current Mood: impressed
August 5th, 2011
I can't believe I'm saying this, but the YAB remake is actually pretty good.
It isn't wild and OTT like the original, but more low-key and character-driven. There are still hijinks, but they aren't "terrorized by a bidet" levels of stupid. MINAM ACTUALLY HAS A SPINE. And the new Tae Kyung, oh my gosh. He's prickly and adorable and FULL OF FEELINGS and I just want to smoosh his face FOREVER.
( Spoilers for eps 1-3! Well, only if you haven't seen the original. But be warned just in case!Collapse )
Current Mood: giddy
August 4th, 2011
|02:48 pm - What do these girls have in common? Hint: not genitalia.|
three four crossdressing heroines this season, I didn't think the genderbending could get any crazier, BUT THAT WAS BEFORE I WATCHED "IS."
IS stands for intersexual, or "people who cannot clearly be classified as male or female, and who may biologically possess characteristics of both sexes." IS-the-drama follows Haru, who grew up socializing/identifying as a boy, but enters high school as a girl going through delayed puberty.
So... she's a female actresses playing a male character with a female body.
And she considers herself a straight male, except she's having a quasi-lesbian romance with a female classmate.
AND THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING.
( SPOILERS for eps 1-3! SSSSSPOILEEERRSSSSS.Collapse )
Current Mood: nerdy