See that ‘watching’ list on the right? That’s a big fat lie. It’s a distant dream of sorta watching HALF and I can’t even make it. But I did watch 3 on that list last few days.
I picked up Ooku Tanjou~ off that list full of awesome to try another ep maybe because it looks potentially sth I loathe I can kick it off the curb? Maybe because I’m listening to DEEPNESS and it’s my new earworm so I might as well watch the drama this song is the ending credit and get a explosion of the earworm and move on with my life with perfect hearing? But no, my expectation is dashed. It’s soooo my thing. I ended up marathoning 8 eps.
The music! Gosh!!!!!
I haven’t watched a J historical for a long while, so count my eyes and ears virginal. Has it always been THIS terrific??!?!! It’s absolutely befitting the mood and content, it even DECRESCENDO AND CRESCENDO exactly pitchperfectly in tune with the climatic!!!! I’m converted on the bkgd music p0rn alone. I’ve not even squealed at the unlikely but so insanely #$%#@^#@@&# chemistry btn Masato and Tabe. Are these the hottest J historical scenes EVER or the hottest scene in a dorama this year?!?! [gifs fr Masato baidubar and tumblr, TYTYTY OP!]
I AM a pervie, so please don’t read if you are not 18+:
those tender fingers intertwining, touching and stroking, and stoking. The tongues, the urgency and hands all over the place (yes, she touches his nip) is tender and REAL, every minute gesture is screaming to me this is true love, that is how every real couple make-out.
There is real clothes-tearing heat portrayed so tastefully controlled, and done so passionately within its confines. It is TBS, a historical of all things! I seldom do OTP shipping but here I’m speechless and slayed a thousand ways. *I looped this certain bedding/kissing scene totally blushing and panting* I’ve read the manga, and even though Masato-sama is 2 decades too old, and he is hamming (I think, deliberately) and his always present constipated smile is mostly comical yet STILL I’m concluding this is a marvelous acting job. He just sprinkles these absolutely perfect scenes when it matters. Tabe just proves herself again she’s the thespian of her generation.
Since we all have to wait for 10/Finale and we need distractions to keep our sanity. I went ahead and watched 2 more eps of CWGM, eps 4, 5.
Why did I stop at 3? Because I love 3 but there are minor annoyances: I find the mothers wayy too ridiculous in their first meeting for the dramatics instead of keeping it real so I snapped myself out of it. I fear I will hate it and I don’t want to hate ANY PD Kim stuff, ever. He’s my most trustworthy PD responsible for MNIKSS and QSS on my fav list. He officially can never ever do any wrong nor suck, EVER. So why am I such a stupid woman to doubt him!?
I lovelovelove 4, 5. Gone are the minor glib I had, like magic, after a scene or 2 the mothers are back to realistic, even though I wanna shake both of them some senses. The drama and I just clicked and I fell in madlove. The dialogues are so firing all cylinders. And I can always trust PD Kim lovely touches on his use of music (though his frequent use of MNIKSS OST is…a bit weirding me out, and it is slightly out of place because MNIKSS uses that piece of music in its slapstick, here it’s much more slice of life, I’d rather it left out (or since I’m spoiled by Ooku~Tanjou~’s awesome, a decrescendo in many scenes will be nice, mood still present, but scene is not completely stolen by the familiarity of the music, it snapped me out of scene and I’m seeing the peeps spitting out those lovely lines as random MNIKSS characters).
The conflicts are so real, it’s frightening really, esp some are hitting way too close to home for comfort. I’m going to watch nothing but CWGM till I’m all whiny for new episodes, which is very very soon.
OK I’ll be watching nth but CWGM and KoD. I’m still very much entertained by KoD, it’s not aiming at masterful, but it is entertaining. Even though the plot can be very predictable, and the conflicts are resolved in 10 minutes, and the writing can’t be called brilliant…… I am oddly not peeved at all. I’m at the point I can’t separate SiWon and Zoolander in my head. When he’s on my screen, I just instantaneously lol for no plausible reason, I’ve tried to hold it in, but still it’s a muahahaha out loud, his every scene. KMM is still his awesome self, but I want more fr him tbh. JRW is lovely, I can’t believe I can find her this endearing right after an MNIKSS rewatch. Oh JiEun is ok too, imo, not gonna win any awards but at least I’m not see the ILICDD JE, so a slightly better job than SangYeob in NG already.
Then there’s the strangest of the bunch CDDA. I’m not sure yet, but I’m shocking myself how much I love ep4. I still don’t think PSH can ever ever act, he is moving his face like it’s some vampirish playdoh but it’s doing nothing to connect with me. I’m warming up to his character a tiny little bit though it’s still very pirated SeGa JooWon. I don’t think the editing is good, nor is the directing. What is piquing my interest is all the little twists on the Cinderella mashing with Alice in Wonderland story. MGY is, as expected of her national treasure status, AWESOME. But Kim Ji Suk is surprising me how assured he is as his character and it’s no longer his usual OTT yet boring douche and So Yi Hyun’s girl 2 is…my biggest shock. Are we going for a girl1 girl2 pairing/crushing? Am I going to wanna be bff with her character like never before for a romcom girl2? It looks like it. I’m very curious where they are taking the good Cinderella turn dark and Prince charming falling for a wholesome apple that maybe rotting, I’m not exactly in love with the drama…I may never cause I’m super allergic to PSH still. But I want ep5 like NOW so I can properly make up my mind.