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Ugh. Post-drama depression. In case you missed the flailing betwixt [livejournal.com profile] lalumena and yours truly, I finally managed to watch all of "Dream High." AND EVEN THOUGH I JUST WENT THROUGH BASICALLY AN ENTIRE ROLL OF TOILET PAPER TO MOP UP MY ENDLESS TEARS, IT WAS ALL SO GOOD! ...Except that I am, as usual, an utter failure when it comes to ships. It's downright pathological. Also, one day I will get used to how lackluster and unsatisfying kdrama kisses are -- BUT TODAY IS NOT THAT DAY. UGH, GUYS, WHAT IS THIS LIPS-BARELY-TOUCH-WITH-ZERO-EMOTION THING? AND WHY DID I HAVE TO SUFFER THROUGH IT TWICE IN ONE DRAMA? Brb off to rewatch old bits of "Secret Garden" for some proper make-outs.

Double ugh (this time directed solely at myself): I'm so far behind on e-mails/comments/letters that my goal for today was "do nothing except for write to people," and yet the only part of that I managed to accomplished was "do nothing."

Date: 2011-03-20 12:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lalumena.livejournal.com
SERIOUSLY SUZY IT WOULD NOT HAVE KILLED YOU TO HAVE PURSED YOUR LIPS A LITTLE, COME ON. Having said that though, I guess I'd almost prefer towards that end of the spectrum of things than "oh hey, we just met, but let's GET. IT. ONNNN."

Is Secret Garden any good? I think I'm going to give Coffee Prince a go, since I hear that's precious, and I liked the 5 minutes of it I saw before my internet crapped out (oh, woe is me, etc etc). ;)

Heh, I know that feeling. It'll happen!

Date: 2011-03-21 03:37 am (UTC)
ext_30739: Benjamin Linus loves his premium channel package (kdrama - the vineyard man)
From: [identity profile] snowystingray.livejournal.com
I know, I feel bad being all GIRRRRRL GET INTO IT when she's, uhhh... 16... but still. Man. Highlight for spoilers but

...Oh my gosh why do I write so much...

Date: 2011-03-21 09:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lalumena.livejournal.com
Yeah, the way they resolved it...I don't know. I actually liked it? In that everything wasn't perfectly resolved, but that they did end up doing what they were passionate about/believed in? Having said that, it did kind of suck that Hye Mi and Sam Dong admitted their feelings for each other, only to be separated. WHAT UP, TRAGIC ENDING. Overall, I feel like she had a more...balanced relationship with Jin Guk? It wasn't quite clear whether her feelings for Sam Dong were motivated by pity, or whether his issues and distance made her realise her feelings for him? (Having said that, I enjoyed it all anyway...this is just nitpicking.)

Tbh, in the finale, I mostly focused in on the sappily loving looks that PilSook and Jason were giving each other, BECAUSE I AM A SOPPY SOOK LIKE THAT.

Having said that, perhaps Suzy's preferences have something to do with the lukewarm kiss she gave Tacyeon. Apparently she has a pit of a crush on Soo Hyun and picked him over Tacyeon when asked who she would choose.

IT GETS BETTER. In an particularly PRICELESS turn of events, here's what Kim Soo Hyun replied when asked who his ideal girl amongst his co-stars was (via here):

“Suzy in the spring, Eun Jung in the summer, IU in the fall, and Taecyeon in the winter.”

AHAHAHA OH LOL FOREVER. ♥

Date: 2011-04-02 01:51 pm (UTC)
ext_30739: Benjamin Linus loves his premium channel package (khuntoria)
From: [identity profile] snowystingray.livejournal.com
Overall, I feel like she had a more...balanced relationship with Jin Guk? It wasn't quite clear whether her feelings for Sam Dong were motivated by pity, or whether his issues and distance made her realise her feelings for him?

Yeah, those are pretty much my feelings... I do like that the show played with some opposites-attract relationships (Jason/Pilsuk, what up. I honestly wasn't sure how I would react to them based on initial BARF DO NOT WANT feelings at the prospect of a girl having to get a super sexy weight loss make-over to land her dream guy but, uhhh, actually they played it in almost all the right ways. Kudos to you, writers!), but the fact that EVERY SINGLE SHIP ended up that way did make it seem excessive by the end. Sometimes I like a ship where they're equally matched, dammit! Ah well.

“Suzy in the spring, Eun Jung in the summer, IU in the fall, and Taecyeon in the winter.”

Aaaaahaha, perfect answer! ♥

Oh, and did you see that Eunjung is going to be on We Got Married? DUDE. LEGIT EXCITEMENT OVER HERE.

Date: 2011-03-21 03:39 am (UTC)
ext_30739: Benjamin Linus loves his premium channel package (kdrama - the vineyard man)
From: [identity profile] snowystingray.livejournal.com
Okay, so Secret Garden! I actually TOTALLY LOVE (most of) IT but I'm not sure how you'd feel about it because a lot of it is very very very standard kdrama cliches -- rich douchey guy falls for poor humble girl and harasses her into liking him, and, yyyyeah. :/ I think you have to be slightly inured to the genre before you can watch it without punching things (and even then, that has still been known to happen from time to time). There are some things that kept me watching, though. Well, 1) EVERYBODY IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY OF KOREA WATCHED THIS DRAMA. I am only slightly exaggerating. It was kind of fun to participate in a cultural phenomenon as it's happening, not gonna lie, and there are fewer language barriers where TV is concerned. 2) The gender roles are subtly subverted in a few ways (and INTENSELY IN YOUR FACE subverted in others). The lead guy, Kim Joo Won, is an image-obsessed dandy who runs a department store; the leading lady, Gil Ra Im, is an ass-kicking stunt woman. Also, um, there's this whole part where they MAGICALLY SWAP BODIES? Yeah, ha. 3) It's a more adult drama. Some of the leads are, gasp, in their 30s! One of the main characters is an aging Hallyu star and he's equal parts hilarious and kind of pathetically endearing. So, yeah, 4) when it's at it's best, it's really, really, really funny. One of the few dramas where I literally had to hit the pause button and take a break to stop laughing, oh man. 5) It also has a fair bit of navel gazing and honest, hard-hitting self-reflection. It does confront a lot of enforced gender roles and class roles in Korean society, and sometimes it doesn't give easy solutions for them beyond, "This is really unfair and none of the work I do will fix it." :/ It's frustrating but also honest. 6) It has really well rounded characters. Like, okay, I probably should have mentioned this first but, in fact, SECRET GARDEN HAS NO PLOT. It will try to trick you into thinking that it does, but... honestly... no. There is literally an entire episode dedicated to Joo Won and Ra Im fighting over a vacuum cleaner. At the end of the day the show is 100% about the characters themselves, and I do they think come out really well in the end.

So anyway, if you ever do decide to watch it, it does have it's good points! At any rate it will help you understand more cultural references, ha. But maybe Coffee Prince would be a better place to go next because I've heard really good things about it as well and, um YOON EUN HYE, LOVE OF MY LIFE. *points to icon* And, hey, I haven't actually watched Coffee Prince yet, either, so maybe we could watch it together!

Date: 2011-03-21 08:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lalumena.livejournal.com
...I kind of want to watch it now! It sounds really interesting. :)

Especially because my best efforts to find Coffee Prince eps I can actually download (e.g. NOT ~700MB, WHAT HAPPENED TO ~350MB DLS) are being thwarted wherever I turn. :( Which is extra frustrating since - from the little I've seen of the first episode - it looks like it would be a lot of fun to watch. My liiiife, so harrrrd. ;) SUCCESS! :)

There is literally an entire episode dedicated to Joo Won and Ra Im fighting over a vacuum cleaner
...that sounds like a perfectly good use of an episode to me. ;)
Edited Date: 2011-03-21 11:45 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-04-02 01:55 pm (UTC)
ext_30739: Benjamin Linus loves his premium channel package (kdrama - the vineyard man)
From: [identity profile] snowystingray.livejournal.com
If I might ask, where are you watching Coffee Prince? I've been meaning to watch it for aaaaages (YOON EUN HYE, OH HOW I LOVE HER. And isn't whatshisface in it, too, ummmm the really cute one. Whatever, too lazy to google it).

Date: 2011-04-05 11:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lalumena.livejournal.com
Soooo I'm been downloading it from here cos they have super-small file sizes. This LJ comm has them in larger file sizes.

I loved it so much, despite the gender confusion stuff which I wasn't sure I'd be comfortable with. Gong Yoo's SMILE, my gosh, so lovely. And the way they develop their two characters, and their relationship...♥ You'll have to tell me what you think!

Date: 2011-04-05 11:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lalumena.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry I didn't wait for you to start watching it! But once I started, I didn't want to stop...

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