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I made a prank this christmas to parents and had them do the Korean style V-sign on a picture!!!!
omo. first??? haha. well, I still don´t know what the V sign is supposed to show though. in Estonia nobody ever does that on pictures. But I think my mom managed it pretty well. Granny did not know what the heck I want from her keke
Oh yeah and I watched Rurouni Kenshin movie, although I did not understand cause there was no subs. I liked it and did not. it seemed like they couldnt decide if they want a slow or fast paced movie. the motif behind action was left a bit blurry. but it is difficult to squeeze that story into such a concentrated format. still, I would have chosen either an inner development story or an action story. it was a little "thin" for such a layered story.
,did you watch it in the cinema? the one shown in my country had subs.. I went in expecting to be awed by Kenshin but came out a fan of Sano.. :)
no it does not play in our cinemas, I watched it on Dramacrazy. I did like what I saw, I just wish it had more ....intensity? not just more action, but y´know...
, I watched the anime so I have a back story on the movie. Still my problem with it was that we weren't really shown how the group banded together. If I were a movie goer which had no idea about the story at all, I would be baffled as to why Kenshin and Sano went to save Megumi..
,plus I found the villain so cartoonish (which is ironic coz it really is supposed to be I guess, it being from a manga) but really? His office had to have a tiger carpet, he has a pet rabbit, he smokes cigar, and has a really terrible hair cut. My friends OTH have a problem with the lead coz he doesn't look as hot as Kenshin the anime, but I have no problem with it. I have long accepted the fact that nobody looks as good as an anime character.
After all is said and done, it is still a cut better than other anime adaptations I've seen.
thing is, yes.
kenshin should look more innocent in my opinion. it is really all about that contrast of having been a killer and looking like a boy.
and yes, the development that lead to saving megumi, it is like a whole sequence was cut out or something. I did not understand why, I did not get any answers to why they did anything.
Oh wow! Dramacrazy has it already? I've been waiting for like.. forever.. But, I think I'll wait until it's subbed. Thanks for letting us know! :)
NAD NOW IT IS SUBBED!!!!!shit I am even mis-spelling stuff.
awww, such a cute family (I just had to say that :) ).
I also want to see this movie but I guess it's better to wait for the subs :)
there are subs!!!
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, I missed your comment, it's in dramacrazy? I'm coming hahaha :D
hahaha, redfox ... awesome :)
CUTE! Now to make them do the saranghae pose!
you mean hands over your head in heart shape? lets see if they go along with it on new years day
Yes :) that pose. My family including aunts and uncles did that pose for me when they were on hols in china!
i thought that was called the "lala" pose. I made my friends do that in a picture last night cause it was my birthday :P. actually, my friend and i call it the "Flala" cause we say "fighting" and then do the lala. haha. it is soooo dorky.
I actually thought it a lost cause to get older generation estonians to act cute and dorky they always look like they are on a funeral. when you ask when the photo is taken, they say wedding, birthday haha. christmas. well in case of my family I am more surprised they were in such good mood on Christmas even when it is the date of my other grannys death, in 2007. I guess they are over it...
It is called that pillowhead. That's what I was told anyway. But I have no idea what lala means. In hokkien, we have a clam that's called lala :)
i love it. lala!
Hello, everybody, and Happy Friday!
Thanks to recent storm action, parts of the east coast of the US and Canada are either buried under a blanket of snow, or thoroughly soggy. I belong to the latter, but just barely above freezing. Everyone, please say safe and warm!
Although it's cold outside, things are definitely heating up for our CDDAlice. (I'm hooked enough to have watched the last two raw first). Oh Alice, you'd better carry an extra seat cushion, because your decisions are going to come back and bite you in the tush. Although I think Seung-Jo needs to be whacked with a maturity stick, he is maniacally adorable in his current phase. And his sidekicks are awesome! Everyone needs friends like that!
I'm also hoping for a good ending for KofD. Please, writer-nim, give us an unexpected and positive twist for the last two episodes! Extensions always worry me with "what might have been's", and I sufficiently love this show to want that satisfying Oh Wow ending.
On a recco from KorazyLady, I watched the first three episodes of 2007's Que Sera Sera, which is a rather dark, passionate show. I don't know if I'm sold on the characters' paths to redemption, but episode 3 contains one of the top elevator scenes according to kakashi!
I've fallen behind on Priceless, but I will focus on catch up while my current crack shows get the push into the new year. I've added new chapters to my fiction, and now RL has popped in with a Christmas Eve gift of a flat tire, and an inoperative access card at work, so I have to do a bit of running around today on my day off.
Oh! And, all my lovely DBOT chingus, have a safe and good New Years!
ha! all that anticipation ... and now you were faster than me, Shukmeister ... ^_^
I'm dying because there's no CDDA this weekend!! Seriously! It's true!
LOL kakashi -
That's because you were busy drooling over You-know-who.
WHAT! No KOD on Monday, and no CDDA either. Yeesh! How's an addict supposed to survive....
Good Morning Shukie and fellow DBers! It's so nice to get on here and see all the familiar...faces? Well, yes, a lot of names I am able to put a face with now.
Shukie, don't force yourself to watch QSS for me. I know there are a few who share the love on here but if you're not one of them, I say don't waste precious time on a drama that doesn't appeal to you. There are other fish to fry!
I am joining you and Kakashi in waiting for CDDA. This was an unexpected gem although the last episode I Did Not Like. Don't you think they could have done that whole episode in 15 minutes?
Have a wonderful day!
Koraaaaaaazy! Hello :)
CDDA Epi 8 ... it's a conundrum. For me, it's proof that this is one of the most surprising shows I've seen in a long time/ever? Making us hate the main lead ... that is really curageous and unexpected! Therefore: while I don't like this episode, I still honor it for what it did
NO SHUKIE!! Don't listen to Korazy!!!! You HAVE to watch QSS!!! Just have to!!!!
Ok you don't have to. But you might as well since there is no KoD or CDDA this Monday anyway. You can finish it all off over this weekend and Monday no? :)
Happy new year to you too
Selamat, Enz! LOL, I'm going to try and complete Priceless this weekend, although I am still missing subs for the last two episodes. I'm really enjoying a show with a genki guy instead of a candy girl.
I don't think QSS is a bad watch, but it definitely didn't hook me by the throat like KoD or CDDA.
habiskan drama dulu baru cakap ya :) mungkin lepas habis dah tukar fikiran hehehhe
We will see what happens once I'm all caught up with everything else. ;-)
If they did it in 15 minutes, we would have missed Tom Cruise a manic Seung-jo bouncing around and glomping on the Good Doctor.
Still, I am hoping she gets exposed quickly so we can move on to the redemption and cuteness phases!
lol. Good point! I just thought this episode gave in to an overused plot mechanism. (haha, what else is new in dramas?)
Priceless is good fun this week. I'm surprised about Kindaichi's girlfriend too, that she isn't an evil schemer (I think my expectations are influenced by all the K-dramas I've watched). Can't quite figure out her Dad though.
What was the last episode you've seen?
I'm up to date - ep 8.
I've downloaded to 10, but I won't watch 9 or 10 until subs are ready after the new year.
I think the girlfriend's dad knew Kindaichi's dad and may know that he is the hidden son. He goes seem to have a soft spot, even though he really hasn't helped Team Happiness out.
I think Oyashiki is going to play the you-stole-our-design, because short of strong arming the factories, I can't see any other way to stop out intrepid threesome.
The only twist (and I look at it as far fetched) is that the whole thing was some type of elaborate scheme from the father's will, and Otashiki will smile and hand it over once Kindaichi proves himself. I think this is waaaay out in left field though.
Now that I have written that, I wonder if the girlfriend's dad is the key to the old man's will and instructions for the Miracle Company. That actor has been several stronger roles than this, so he might be the dark horse ... Hmmm
* What Would Anthony Do
I hope u stick with QSS.It does take a while to get into it. I was about to give up on it myself, and then read a recap and i couldn't believe how freaking crazy it got. so i went back and marathoned the rest. SOOOOO worth it. I hope u finish it.
Well, that's three of us doing our little bit for QSS this week. Mission accomplished.. Haha
haha. yes, we try. we need new blood.
Another OT with a QSS shout-out! And we weren't even the first ones to bring it up!
AHHH the pressure!!!
Luckily, I'm a scuba diver and can handle it. hee hee hee
I don't dislike the show, so I will probably shoehorn it in around the rest of my drama watching. :-)
Happy OT Everyone!!!! Merry Belated Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance!!!!
OMGosh….so much kdrama watching has occurred now that I actually have time!!!
First I watched Answer me 1997….this drama is AMAZEBALLS!!!!!!! Almost dethroned Coffee Prince as my top drama…..but not quite there. This show gave me the feels…..even though I’m not Korean nor did I listen to Korean music growing up but a lot of the stuff in this show tapped into my childhood memories….which were not that long ago, I might say. I felt what all these characters felt, cried with them, was happy with them, was sad with them…UGH this show and the feels~~~!!!! Eunji and Soo In Juk rocked it out even thought they were rookie actors but all of the other main characters kicked ass too…I loved how they cast Eun Ji Won – who I didn’t know by the way – as a character but he in real life was huge in the nineties as well….how awkward must that have been…hahahahaha! Hoya as the closet gay in love with his best friend….ugh~~~this relationship made me want to go into the show and be gay and a dude just so Hoya could have someone to love….it was an amazing portrayal of closeted gay peeps and m kinda glad that Korea is slowly coming around…at least on the portrayal of gays. All the actors were amazing in their roles. I also loved the writing, cinematography and directing of this show as well…cuz we all know u can have amazing actors but give them a crappy storyline *cough* lie to me *cough*, or have horrible directing n more…but this show was all around perfect….well almost…I felt the second half dragged a little too much and the glimpses into the future – around ep 13 n onward - where they were still making everything vague when we CLEARLY knew who she ended up with was kinda annoying….also we didn’t need to spend that much time in 2005….
Second I caught up with School 2013….took me four episodes to get hooked, but once I was…oh boy!!! This show also gives me the feels…..my high school experience was nothing like this but this show just makes me wanna go to that school n kick some people in the ass….who woulda thought that Nam Soon was a balling ass fighter…I know he was kicking Jung Ho’s ass and I knew it was bad for him but I just loved it and I wanted it to go on a little longer. I don’t understand why Jung Ho acts all high and mighty when he got his ass kicked by Nam Soon…n it was a pretty good beating as well. UGH Heung Soo’s story just kills me and the role that Nam Soon played in it…UGH kills ME!!!…I mean that episode when Nam Soon just straight up said what happened and they showed the scene, n also when Nam Soon was telling Teacher In Jae, with a smile on his face, about Heung Soo and how good he was at soccer and how he may have done what he did out of anger, even though he didn’t mean it…..UGH the FEELS!!!!! All the other storylines are good and interesting as well, I don’t ever feel the urge to skip thru certain scenes in this show….although if they keep giving that T-ara Dani chick some more random English lines, m gonna fucking go to SK, find her n stab her to death….hahahahaha I also love that this show is a realistic (or as realistic as it can be) portrayal of high school in SK….and how it’s not all happiness and joy…. I have heard n read about the suicide stats in SK and how issues of bullying are just about ignored so I’m happy to see a show that tackles these issues…..
And FINALLY…this show is tied with Answer me 1997 as my second favorite show n has show me my two new hotties, SHUT UP FLOWER BOY BAND……oh boy…Lee Min Ki and Sung Joon where have u guys been all my life!!!!! I though Lee Min Ki looked a little malnourished in this show but I still loved him and his portrayal of Byung Hee was amazing…. He was a little off skelter but he loved music and his character, even though it was only for two episodes, took command of the screen and had a lasting impact on the rest of the show. I see why what happened needed to happen; he would have stolen the whole show otherwise. I didn’t miss Byung Hee….too much…I found myself going back to episode 1&2 to see him again…haha…mainly cause this gave the chance for the other guys to step it up and boy did they……. Sung Joon is toooo hot….found myself looking up flight to Korea for this dude and Lee Min Ki…..*fans self*…haha This show was AMAZEBALLS!! I loved it from start to finish….almost everything…I didn’t like the female lead; the job could have gone to a better actress… I just had a hard time with her acting, I also don’t like that this and other kdramas don’t know what to do with a second lead except be a rival….like they can’t come up with a full story for him – he’s just the failed rival for the lead girl’s affection and after he has been rejected, there is no other purpose but to be there for the lead girl when she needs him…… but apart from that (and a few minor things here and there)!!! THIS SHOW WAS AMAZING!!!! I kinda wish I had watched this earlier so I could join the contest on DB earlier and competed for the OST for this show….i will now go and download it!!! I had my reservations about this show, everyone kept saying how awesome it was but I couldn’t believe it...….boy was I proven wrong….. TVN has been stepping up their game and I can’t wait to see not only the next Flower Boy series but all that TVN has to offer next year. I love that at the core, this was a show about growing up, about realizing that things are not gonna stay the same – things and people change, a band that kept u together will now bring u apart unless u realize that it was not about the band in the first place… just an amazing coming of age story… gosh….my post is already long enough so m gonna stop here…..Off to google everything Lee Min Ki and Sung Joon are in……n find some nice pics as well!!
Next in my list is Cheunamdong Alice…hear this show is pretty good…
M interested in watching Biscuit Teacher Star Candy….anyone know where I can find this online with good subs???
After this, I want to take a break from kdramas and switch to kmovies, anyone know any good sites out there…
boy is this long...haha
I wanna "like" this post. It is great to have another "turned" by Shut Up Flower Boy Band and join the love army.
its such a good show...i have downloaded all the songs i could find from the OST...
M even thinking of watching Can We Get Married just cause Sung Joon is in it......*sigh* the things we do for our kdrama lead love
you can find Biscuit Teacher Star Candy here :
One of my favorite age-difference romances!
ya.....somehow, the love story between the leads didn't seem weird ;)
I prefer older woman / younger men stories, maybe because I can crunch on the lead without feeling like a cradle-robber, although for the record I preferred Kang-hyuk over Chi-soo in FBRS. Must be the army abs...
Shukie, just noticed you said crunch on the lead (my brain read crush at first). That puts a whole new spin on things!
They kind of mean the same thing. ;-)
I don't know if you said that all in one breath BUT I pretty much read it all in one thought AND it was awesome! : )
SUFBB is my favourite drama of 2012 and in my top five all time! I'm watching CWGM for Sung Joon but the other thing I really liked him in was White Christmas, another excellent drama! As for Lee Min Ki, though people love DJS, I just couldn't get into it despite loving noona romances BUT I did love Evasive Inquiry Agency AND then there was this which just blew me away! Both him and Song Jae Rim were magnificent. http://youtu.be/a6AzbOupbxk
You can dl biscuit teacher here, http://www.dramadownload.net/korean-drama-download/hello-my-teacher.html OR watch online here
"anyone know any good sites out there…" I need to know too. I am waiting for so many subtitles for so many K and J movies. Anyone have a eng sub for the movie 'Tokyo Koen,' please? Thank you.
Sabah... I don't on know how but it seems like I missed ur post....just reading it now. Thanks for the website... For k movies, I just check youtube for the ones available that I want to watch...so far so good...when YouTube fails me then m gonna go google hunting...haha
White Christmas and can we get married have now been added to my ever growing kdrama list.....been stalking the soompi thread for BTS pics on my wonderful sung joon....haha...will be checking out things lee min ki has been in now and add them to my ever growing list...
Curious question, are ye the same Sabah from seoulbeats????
I think my post was pending for moderation, so you didn't really miss it.
"Google hunting" Ha! Yeah, I've spend many hours doing that too! What's really funny is that when I'm frantically searching for something I say to myself, 'if I could just find it now, I'd watch it straight away and banish this boredom,' BUT when I do find it I'm like, 'I'll watch it later.' So even though I complain, I think I like the hunt the most.
Sung Joon definitely a favourite of mine too. I love his intensity. It's that quiet smouldering type which just affects me through to my bones. Yep, my list only gets longer too, it's like for every one I tick off, I add ten! Yeah, I post on SB as 'Sabah' but I don't know if I'm the Sabah you are referring to, by which I mean I'm not a writer at SB.
tell me about it...if he shot any of those smoldering looks my way....things are definitely gonna happen...haha.
I found another website...dramacrazy.net...one that has movies and hasnt been taken down yet....yaye!!!
Yea i noticed the name and i remembered that there is a commenter with the same name...i just wanted to confirm....haha!
I would do a 'Miranda' and fall over myself!
Oh yeah, I forgot they do movies too. Thank you so much! It's actually quite a common name now, not so much when I was young but it kind of suits me. :)
Hi Sabah, I wanted to add a thanks for the link to "Biscuit Teacher Star Candy." My first searches had turned up nothing, so I was happy to find it. (Stayed up all night watching it, waiting for the MBC Gayo Daejun to air.)
Hehe, no problem! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead!
Good to see you relaxed and enjoying your dramas, OMG! Hope your semester was a success!
awww thanks...it was and m glad that its over...haha
I love this post so, so much. <3
Hi OMG! I read your essay^^ and I don't know why but I have this image of a you saying all this in one breath and then panting because of the effort! jajaja
Out of the three dramas you mentioned I'm only fully caught up on School 2013 the others I watched random episodes and read the recaps. But School has my heart in twisty little knots. I'm definitely in love with it and I can't help but feel so much for Namsoon's past and present and worry about his future.
oh gosh..Nam Soon makes me wanna cry for him, then fly to Korea and be there for him....if u know what i mean...hahaha.... but yea i fell bad for him, considering he DID ruin his best friend's life forever...haha
hey OMG! SUFFB is totally "AMAZEBALLS" and i agree about the girlfriend. she was all wrong. i think korean dramas r in part successful cause they pair up Leeminhos with older jandi-like girls. it's the noona formula. haha.
i didnt get it....i think its the actress not the character cause the character made sense but the actress just made me want to pull out my hair...ugh... but still an amazing drama!!!
You found dramacrazy.net and there is also gooddrama.net.
Both haven't been taken down. I find dramacrazy generally faster in speed with speedy joe. But with flower boy ramyun shop esp the last few episodes, gooddrama was better for the audio. Louder and can hear the background music which is important to the story, better.
Hello everybody!! Happy Friday /almost end of the year day!
You know what happened this week? Twitter happened this week. I would like to blame KorazyLady for that. And Shukmeister. And JoAnne. And Cherkell! And Mystisith! And Orion! And all the others! Too many to count!
It’s been absolutely fabulous! KDrama talk all day and all night long, across multiple time zones. It’s driving me insane, in a very good way. I’ve been a Facebooker all my life and following conversations on Twitter is embodied chaos in comparison to the well-ordered world of threads and comments on FB. So glad I’m currently on holidays. Imagine having to deal with 100+ Tweets every day while having to get work done? I’d rather not. Here’s to you, ladies! You’re truly awesome.
The other thing that happened this week: holidays. I mean the „I’m not at work until January 7“ type of holidays. They are having a massive effect on my brain. It’s no longer functioning properly. It’s quiet and complacent. My English is going down the drain, I languish in front of my computer, lazily typing meaningless words. Ok, it might also be the height or the winter (there’s snow, snow, snow and ice everywhere). Or it could be the particular time of the year (in Germany, it is called “between the years”, an expression that has always given me the shivers, because it sounds so … magical. Between the years, outside of time … ) Or the tea-rum-lemon-sugar drink I keep drinking? In any case … I don’t think holidays are very healthy.
The third thing that I want to mention is that I’m not coping with this CDDA hiatus very well. I’m now at the stage where I try to come up with future scripts and storylines because I don’t want to wait any longer. Sigh. January 5th, come!
ah ... and i just bought a set of THIS o_0
I am way late on today's Open thread, but this is Hilarious!!!!! And awesome!
Good Morning Kakashi! I like how you're waking up and on Twitter and when I'm two hours past bedtime and still on there! After January 1 (my New Year's Resolution Day) things will be different. (HA!!!)
Keep warm in the snow! Enjoy your holidays! See you on Twitter!
oh .... no! No KDrama and Twitter related New Year's Resolutions please! :) I like how things are...
... and what's really killing me is having Twitter friends in all sorts of timezones now. It. Never. Stops!!!
After a while you get more comfortable about dropping in and out and not worrying about missing things - often I don't even go back and read everything from when I was away, anymore. But initially I had to read every tweet and respond as appropriate. The other thing is I have a firm rule that I do NOT check tweets during work hours, except to hop on for a second now and then during lunch to comment on what I just saw.
thanks for the tips, grand master. yes, things will be different once I'm back at work. that's in ... *serious calculations going on* ... 10 days. omg. 10 more days?!
I return in 4 :( - but have had 7 off so far.
I'm not trusting my calculation. it sounds ... wrong.
perhaps you multiplied by a factor of - oh, I don't know - 80?
this is getting too complicated. sheep feeding time!!!!!
PFfffffTttttt. You two. :-)
Good Morning My Wondrous Beans!
It's cold, cold, COLD here on the CT shore today but at least we have cold sun, and not the hard rain of the previous 24 hours. When I dropped my daughter off at the train station in New London yesterday morning just after 7, I had to drive through a puddle across the road that was deep enough I actually worried the car would stall out. No markers or anything, and it's a block from the police station. Sheesh! I heard one lady in Stonington had to be evacuated from her home by rowboat, but I haven't heard about any other water-related issues.
I hope you had lovely holidays, for those of you who had them! We did here, very peaceful and quiet and a lovely time all the way around. And now it will be the New Year in just a few days - I am wondering what 2013 will bring. Are you?
Let's see - I don't really feel like talking about dramas in depth. I'm watching Alice, School, I Miss You, Can We Get Married? - and I'm behind enough on The Great Seer that I guess it's unofficially on hold, but I plan to get caught up over the break. I paused King of Dramas to come here, that's first on the list of catch-up. I really like everything I'm watching, all for different reasons.
I have 2 more eps to go on Yokai Ningen Bem, too. Odd little show with terrible production values but endearing characters and a thought-provoking premise. I also watched the 1st episode of In Time with You. Cute, some familiar faces, interesting story, so I guess that will be a fill-in. I need to finish the last couple eps of Time Between Dog and Wolf, too, and I've been on Ep 2 of The Princess Man for about a year now. The other day I watched Secret Reunion - I can recommend that movie without reserve. It's not what you expect, or at least not what I expected. An odd mix of humor and seriousness, and just right for me that evening.
I'm also about half way through Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which is a book my daughter requested for Christmas, and maybe 1/3 of the way (or possibly less) in Game of Thrones 1st book. I keep intending to knit but when I sit in the knitting chair and the dog gets settled in under the afghan I drape over my legs, we both just go to sleep. Oh well.
Ok, off to read comments!
oh and I marathoned Season 4 of UK version of Being Human. Love that show. Both versions.
ITWY is a cute TWDrama, and Ariel Lin and Wilson Chen look good together! They also were together in a movie where she's giving up on love until she meets her dream doctor.
Yokai Nigem Bem gave me Gaegoyles vibes, but it sounds like it might be worth the watch.
Have a Good Friday!
In Time With You, that has a Wookie or something chasing a girl around a department store?
The wife and I saw that and we both said , "No!".
Hee hee hee - it's just some weird dream sequence. FF through most of that part.
@JoAnne: I love to explore children's literature and the description of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children looks fascinating. But i'm a bit of a wuss when it comes to horror movie/book and some of the pictures do look haunting. Would you recommend the book? Thank you in advance for your advice and thank you for sharing.
So far not scary at all - just - ODD. Give it a go!
Odd is fine by me. Thanks for the recommendation, I searched for the author and ended up on his blog on Strange Geographies. Will definitely read the book once I get my hands on it. Thanks again!
I couldn't finish IMY last night because of the kids returning home late and wanting to chat. Still didn't notice the "object" in Harry's room yet, but I'll keep my eye out for it!
Hope you keep warm up there!
oh, you can't miss it. It's enormous - some sort of humped sculpture in a bed of gravel against a wall.
Morning. Knew you would be here.
Just a quick note, Stock Flower ain't happening we can't find the raw videos. Oh well.
On the other hand will try my darnest next year to improve my Korean so I am less dependent on subs.
Happy OT to you, am going through ep 13-17 Can we get married and it's 2am now. On ep 16 now. No Alice this week, catching up on all my dramas.
ILICDD is next for Jan.
Oh well it was worth hoping :( Perhaps in the future they will appear! ILICDD? I Live in Cheongdam-dong? Why did I think that had already aired?
I know I watched In Time with You and it started off well, but it annoyed me in the end. I'm trying to remember the details, but I can't! Given that it can't be that long ago that I watched it (a few months back), that isn't a good sign... because it means the drama wasn't memorable at all. I think it had to do with the male lead being just too nice and letting himself be treated as a dishrag, and the female lead really not deserving him. Oh yeah, and their idiotic wedding (no details, I won't spoil it for you) and the 'now we are married' bed scene.
Finished with Kekkon Shinai this week, which fortunately didn't conclude with a message of 'we must all get married to be happy'. That said, the ending was perhaps just a wee bit to vague for me and generally I still have mixed feelings about what the makers of the show were aiming for: I still think (even without weddings in the end) that some of them think traditional roles for women are best.
Priceless has been good fun.
Have to catch up on four episodes of School 2013.
Wishing someone would sub and upload Himawari no Ozasaki - I MISS IT!!!
Miss Rose --- ughh. I can't feel sorry for anyone, they are all creating their own pain and suffering and now I can't even root for the OTP full-heartedly anymore because Si Yi doesn't deserve Cheng Kuan.
Filmwise - went to the cinema with my sister to watch Life of Pi and they had a raffle and she won two cinema tickets!!! Plan is to send the parents on a date to see Life of Pi, but given that my Mom will probably be hard to convince (she hasn't been to the cinema in decades), I have a feeling the sis and me will end up using the tickets instead. Well, we still have to watch The Hobbit anyhow.
Alua! Greetings my friend :) My daughter saw The Hobbit on Christmas Eve. Given that she actually sat there for 3 hours AND they wear costumes (2 things she can't stand, in general) I'd say it must be pretty good! (I know - a child of mine who doesn't like costumes or watching a show for hours...if I didn't know better I would say she was adopted.)
I have Priceless on my list to watch but based on reviews I have decided against Miss Rose, despite very appealing gifs all over Tumblr.
I actually want to see The Hobbit in London's biggest theatre, but I think my sister really wants to go see it already now (where we only get it in a tiny cinema, because we go for the subtitled version in an arthouse cinema because everywhere else in the city it's dubbed - OH THE HORROR -)
Priceless is surprisingly enjoyable. There isn't anyone actor in it that I really care about, but everyone's good and I'm even liking Karina whom I've never liked in any drama before.
Miss Rose starts well but then goes down the hill as the main female lead decides to adopt a 17th century mindset and sacrifice herself so that her man can marry a rich, spoilt, evil, scheming brat that he doesn't like. Because, apparently, that's happiness. ?#$^#@*#$*&
I need to start proofreading.
*anyone --> any one
*main female lead --> female lead (talk about saying the same thing twice!!!)
dubbed? dubbed in WHAT? It's an English-language film in an English city, so why is it dubbed everywhere?
I'm on the European continent at the moment, at my family's. :-D
ah ok - was thinking you were in London but I should have picked up on that when you mentioned family
I liked the Hobbit OK, but I'm not sure I understand why they need three movies to tell this story....except for $$$$, of course. Not to mention, if they'd left the added stuff that wasn't in the book out, it would have been an hour shorter. Three hours is long, doesn't generate them any more money, in fact, it means fewer showings in a day. Don't understand the thinking behind that.
Other than that, it was good. It is beautiful, visually, but I can't sit for three hours without a potty break, so that was tough.
Money is surely some motivating factor but since this is pretty much the only blockbuster I'm going to watch all year, they can have my money for this just once.
I think they make more money because it's a 3D film. They can charge a lot more - in London's biggest cinema, the BFI IMAX, I think the prices were something like £21 (!), in others they might charge anything between £10-15. From the schedules I saw (at that particular cinema) they had like 5 or 6 screenings a day, starting around midday and even doing midnight screenings. They were all booked out for the first week, which is why I didn't get to see it before I went to my parents'.
Yeah, well you get a lot more money from three films than one. And riding on the LOTR's coattails didn't hurt either. If they screw up the story too much stretching it to 8-9 hours total, though, I'm gonna be annoyed with them.
Remember the good old days when they would stop the movie halfway for five-ten minutes so people could go pee, get refreshments, etc?
I remember being sad when the phased it out - probably they only did it so they could switch the film reels, lol.
One of the reasons I love streaming shows and movies - the pause button!
I think some of the Ring people have developed the books into an alternative religion.
I don't think they've entirely phased out the 'break' - I can't remember when, but I'm pretty sure I remember a break during a film within the last three for years. But it was a long film, probably Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter or something of the sort. It probably depends on the cinema...
They had a break in the middle of John Woo's "Red Cliff", but the theatrical release was almost 5 hours long.
They broke into 2 parts for the DVD, but it was well worth the 2 1/2 hour wait for the bathroom. Kurosawa would have been proud.
Joanne noona I had no idea you lived in CT.. I live in Colchester.. We got snow where my pops lives next door had to put the plow on for the first time lol.
Yep I am in Mystic you arent far at all! We had snow night before last but it was gone in the downpour yesterday
Matt, I'm only a few hours away in PA. Can you call me KL Noona? Or anything in Korean, actually, as long as it's not some kind of curse word (but then I wouldn't know anyways!)
Hope you're enjoying the holidays!
Happy OT Friday Fellow Beansies! Geez, is it Friday already? How time flies at the end of the year! Hope everyone had a nice Christmas Holiday and have recovered from your respective Food Comas by now. :)
Need to head to work early today because the law never waits for me to digest my tea and toast first. And since I'm back to work again, that puts me sooo behind on drama watching it ain't funny. But as in years past, it's always my first New Year's Resolution made... and my first New Year's Resolution broken. Yay for consistency at least!!
I will be live-tweeting the SBS Drama Awards Ceremony on Monday 31 December, so stop on by if you're so inclined -- The Snark™ should be out in force for yet another year-end dog-and-pony show. So everyone have a good rest of the day -- see you all laters!
P.S. Nice tune for the OT pick there, gals -- it's one of my favorites getting Major Repeat Status on my playlist these days...
Hey CherKell! Hope all of your health issues are behind you next year and that your foot is finally fully healed!
What time are the SBS Drama awards on and where? I bet we don't get them on the east coast. And since it is New Year's Eve, I can pretty much guarantee my husband won't want to spend his evening watching them! I'll just have to follow along on my phone I guess. Wouldn't want to miss your comments!
Watching KoD now makes me even suspect that all awards are rigged in SK! (Although my SJK did win the person most wanted for a date on New Year's Eve :) )
Hey KL! Geez, I hope so too... it's hurting a bit more again after getting up this morning and falling flat on my face because my leg was all tangled up in the bedsheets. Either I had a horrible nightmare or an awesomely-awesome dream for me to awake in that state! I favor the latter. :D
By my calculations, the show starts at 4:50 AM PDT/7:50 AM EDT/8:50 PM KST, and I will be streaming via Showboom (SBS America doesn't air it in live-time). And we all know these 'events' are definitely a popularity contest that never takes the actual viewers into consideration ever, but they're always so fun to watch for the outfits alone! Since SBS treated 'Five Fingers' like a red-haired bastard child during its airing, I have to be there to support My Precious and Joo Ji Hoon and Chae Si Ra and the Drama itself for at least getting nominated. Hopefully hell will freeze over for one of them to win something!
But I haven't decided if I'm going to keep up with the subscription after the New Year rolls over. Let's see how and if the bandwidth suffers due to the heavy usage at that time. Will report back accordingly!
Good Evening everyone :)
I'm watching King Of Dramas, but why is it turning a bit melo; hopefully we'll be having a happy ending :D
I'm liking School 2013 so much ♥
Alice in Cheongdam-dong is fine but a bit confusing.....
Happy OT, Holidays and last friday of 2012 to everyone. To some this year has been filled with joy, disappointment or suprise to everyone. To the new year I jus hope it brings good things for all of us.
For me its been good weather where I live which is rain lol good weather to sleep all day ahahaha.
I'm back in Ukraine for the holidays and the New Year's eve celebration, which is a big thing here, just as big as Christmas. Trying to watch KoD, but trips to the dentist and a very bad cold have messed up all of my plans.
Speaking of the new year, we all know that 2012 was the year of time travel - what tropes would you, fellow beaners, like to see in the 2013 dramas? Yes, I know, we'd all rather see different and original series, but K-drama world being K-drama world, it's likely we will see recurring tropes on the small screen throughout the year.
I want lots of bromances. They can do whatever they like with gummi brain babies, birth secrets, chaebol children, time-travel, fatal illnesses gained from going out in the rain for 10 minutes, whatever. Just let it be focused around bromances.
And I want hours and hours of Nam Soon and Heung Soo on my tv. It doesn't need to be a drama. Just them doing stuff randomly, please. No plot required.
I have to second the bromances - I want MOAR!
Other than that, my wish is for an engaging show that doesn't bog down in the middle or give us a WTF ending.
Ugh, yes, please. I hate it when the show has a great start and pulls you in, and then you're to invested to escape the trainwreck.((((
brooooooomance! (if I seem a bit weird, it's cause of what I just drank)
Bromance while shirtless, glistening with veggie oil. To be rinsed off in a communal shower with a halo of light behind them... *faints dead*
you read my mind
With the appropriate background music and slo-mo close ups..
Who talked about consistency just a little above? Yeah... can't deny our roots. Bromance all the way!
Can't I be consistent AND shallow? 8-)
Hahaha! I sang this along with Ryan Higa & Co.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJVt8kUAm9Q
Ryan Higa is the best! Broooooooooooooooomance - nothing really gay about it! Not that theres anything wrong with being gay! Bro-oh-oh-mance - I really really love you! In the most heterosexual way!
PFTTTT HAA HAA HAA! That's awesome, even without a shower scene!!
TOTALLY AGREE on the bromances!!! Although it was so late in coming, at least there was some in the finale of 'Five Fingers.' *sigh* But 'Warrior Baek Dong Soo' has ruined me for life, because I still cannot even look at the word 'bromance' and not start tearing up for Dong-soo and Woon-ah. *sniff*
I'm thinking 'Flower Boy Next Door' may satisfy that craving once it premieres. How can it not be bromance-y just looking at that gorgeous cast o' guys, ne? SWOON.
oh no .... Warrior Baek Dong-soo ... *sniff* *sob*
I think I will watch that this weekend. I never got past ep 7 or 8 I think - the boys are grown and leave that camp place, JCW, YSH, and the kid with glasses - because I found out about the end and I got mad. But I want to watch it now.
LOL 'the kid with glasses.' HE WHO WE DARE NOT SPEAK HIS NAME!!! (the little bastard!)
Ahhh, bromances are good. Of the Shut Up Flower Boy Band kind - like multi-bromances in one shoe.
birth secret, a chaaebol boyfriend actually being a joseon era time traveller and they find a picture of his "bromantic" relationships on an illustration.... and then he learns from the chronicles his bro got a fatal illness. and ditches the girlfriend to go save the bro. and sends his twin brother to marry the chaebol daughter instead.
I'm right there with you!
m ma have to "love" this comment....
I want bromance mixed with good romance (the kind with deep kisses and sweet gestures, not obsession and doormatness).
My favorite is when you are shipping the main couple so hard and the bromance character is the stand-in for what you are thinking (pushing them to kiss already, kicking his butt for being stupid, and loving the bro for being what he is anyway).
And~ gender bender bro/romances ala Coffee Prince, You're Beautiful, To the Beautiful You etc. etc. the who's who? whoamiwith, whatareawedoin' and wherearewegoin? like only kdramas can do~
I want a moving friendship, lots of quirkyness, and great character development. I want characters that break the norms.
I really miss good female friendships, too. Not all pretty and successful women have to compete. Heck, not all main female characters have to be pretty (and we know lots of them are poor already, so I'm not saying they can't be successful - in fact, I want to see more successful women in dramas).
And not all pretty and successful women are bitches from hell. I'd like to see a wealthy protagonist who can give all those heart of gold, down on their luck heroines a run for their money... not that she'd need it ;-)
I'm tired of rich guy/poor girl. I personally want to see rich guy/rich girl - let's face it, people tend to marry people with similar status and it's be funny to see how romance works in the chaebol world.
Actually...YES. Yes to all of this. I want to see a drama about successful equals. I don't care what everyone says, it would be inspirational to me. I refuse to believe that all of those young women who studied abroad or gained experience in MNCs are dumb and jealous, that's not a good message at all, to be honest.=( I always had this idea of a drama centered around the romance between the employees of two warring/merging corporations...
Also, awkward chaebols for the win! They w=could discuss how they survived their US education and how they manage to manage a corporation at 25 ('Erm, so, what did you decide to do about your rival company lowering their prices?' - 'Still looking for the answer online, according to this one forum we should...'). Annie, you should sell this idea to a writer ;)
exactly. I have seen one great character who was irch but kind it was the girl in BOF but she gave her riches up though. why would anyone be demanded to give something up for wanting to DO GOOD to others.
and I would like to see just oddball characters...being rich or poor, going to one university or another, parents they often dont count. there might be an edward-scossorhands type of character EVERYONE thinks is a freak. even their fiancee.
and if all good mothers are dead, then what happens to the good cinderellas that marry chaebols? they become mothers and either turn evil or die of cancer? all those guys with no mothers.
"I personally want to see rich guy/rich girl" and "I want to see a drama about successful equals. "
oh yeah, bring that on the table, I agree agree and agree.
And I might add: Why all the a little bit more successful, independent women in dramas turn to useless slippers near their more successful life-loves. Ugh :D
Yes, while I also like bromances and bring 'em on. I'd love to see a good female gang of professional female friends drama along the lines of The Woman that Still Wants to Marry.
that show was amazing...it should have gotten a lot more love than it did
And deep platonic male-female relationships - not every man in your life has to be a relative or romantic partner!
yes, a non-oppa
Yup, for instance, an older mentor in the workplace - sort of a father figure and an example to follow. Not all successful older businessmen have to be evil (as shown in Protect the Boss, btw).