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So Iljimae, that show that was pimped to me as "kdrama Robin Hood"? Yeah, I'm three episodes in AND IT'S TOTALLY GREAT.

However.

I'm three episodes in and it also totally has its own Guy/Marian brewing.

NOOOOOooooOOOOOoooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

FUCKIN A, MAN, WHY DOES THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN TO ME. WHY.

WHY

WHY

WHHHHHHHYYYYYY.

Please expect all of my posts for the next week or two to be anguished tears.

(And, oh man, it's so devastating because so far the rest of the drama is super delightful! There's a Robin-esque lead who is rascally and impudent but also super cute and rakish and loveable and great! And a female Alan a Dale peddler of adult entertainments! And parenting angst and daddy issues out the wazoo! ...And yet all I will be able to do is focus on the never-meant-to-be, dark-side, anti-OTP. WHAT IS MY LIFE.)

(Oh, and in other emotional turmoil news, I'm also almost done with Mockingjay auuuugggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. GUYS, PLEASE REC ME SOMETHING CUTE AND HAPPY AND ADORABLE TO READ/WATCH.)

Date: 2011-01-30 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hulamoth.livejournal.com
hm, is this series set in modern day or another time? and is it more comedy or drama?

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THE ENDING MOLLIFIED ME SOMEWHAT. KEEP GOING. YOU'RE ALMOST THERE!

Date: 2011-01-30 09:25 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] snowystingray.livejournal.com
Iljimae: historical drama, Joseon dynasty. Not quite sure the exact years? So far it is half adventure/comedy and half angst/torture (so... kind of like BBC Hood) but I think it turns into more romance/drama later. DUDE YOU SHOULD WATCH. SUFFER WITH ME. (I mean, it is actually good, but I am just anticipating future suffering because LIFE HAS TAUGHT ME TO DO SO.) Here, I will entice you with pretty.

Geom/Yong/Iljimae (THIS DRAMA HAS A LOT OF IDENTITY CONFUSION, OKAY) is just plain cuuuuuute and retains a playful edge to the Robin Hood archetype AND DID I MENTION THAT HE IS SUPER DUPER CUTE. HE EVEN HAS A WEE PONYTAIL.
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And then the Guy/Marian-equivalent... it's harder because the Guy-character Ja Dol/Shi Hoo (IDENTITY CONFUSION, I SAID) is actually nice and adorable and then screwed over by circumstance... so just imagine if "Bad Blood" had actually been the first episode of BBC Hood? Anyway, and Marain-character Eun Chae doesn't quite have the same cold/scheming/ninja qualities and is instead a more traditional regal-lady-of-justice take but SHE IS UNSHAKABLE AND LOVELY AND AWESOME. Oh right and did I mention that they also think they are half-siblings??? (They aren't really.) UGGGGGHHHHHH KDRAMAS.

So, yeah, adorable childhood backstory--
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And then as adults he expresses his forbidden creeper love by stalking her in the snow. I CAN'T EVEN DEAL.

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Re: Mockingjay -- FINISHING IT RIGHT NOW. I PROMISE. NO INTERNET UNTIL I REACH THE BLOODY END.

Date: 2011-01-30 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] an-lagat-glas.livejournal.com
. . . that kind of looks awesome, actually.

I don't have any happy things to help you recover from Mockingjay, unfortunately! Unless you haven't seen Ouran High School Host Club, in which case you should do so directly! Anime is hilarious and fluffy.

Date: 2011-01-30 11:04 pm (UTC)
ext_30739: Benjamin Linus loves his premium channel package (OM NOM NOM)
From: [identity profile] snowystingray.livejournal.com
No, I have not seen it yet! I've never really gotten into any anime series but perhaps that would be a good starting point.

AND DUDE ILJIMAE. I wish we still did [livejournal.com profile] capslock_hood rewatch Saturdays because I would totally pimp it all over the place. There are a couple of similar series, too (Return of Iljimae, Hong Gil Dong, maybe more?) that I cannot waaaaaaaait to watch YES, KOREA, THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU. ♥ But, anyway, in case the star-crossed, furtive-longing-glances, taboo-but-not-really-taboo love was not enough to entice you, episode four also brings us this:

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THIS IS THE FIRST THING THAT HAS MANAGED TO MOTIVATE ME TO WAKE UP BEFORE 8AM IN AT LEAST A MONTH.

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