I paused my watch at this cap 5:27 into ep1:
White Christmas (2011) have been on my to watch list since I’ve heard a few good words from my odd RL friend last year, a jdorama fiend but can count in a hand the kdramas she can tolerate. I always crave snow this time of the year like a lot of us southerner. I did not read a word of the synopsis, I dive in totally blind. So far I have a crisp perfectly directed and edited montage of the elite school deep in a snowy outpost that frankly looks like it’s built on some uber reclusive fiord. It’s December 24th and the entire school body will have 8 days off, bused back home except for a handful left behind in the boarding school. A letter written on black paper in a black envelope is read, it doesn’t sound all puppies and unicorns. From a few sentences read, we will have discussions on monsters and how they are made, in 8 days, or is it a letter of love lost and loathing? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, it reads. *But I curse you to damnation the day Christ is born* Oooooooo! I’m a super wimp, I already got the memo this is not for night watch alone.
I can not remember the last time my interest is so piqued so fast. It’s usually the other way when I turn full on cynic and criticize everything to death for a good 5 min till I bored myself with my snark and let myself be distracted by some pretty or some reasons I check it out to begin with and try to be nice to it and then after maybe at the end of the ep, I do not hate it, and sth will hit me a few eps later, or I’m just tardy, and a typical drama love affair blossoms, again. But this one, I am liking every frame I’ve seen in the 5 minutes and the CWGM alums here are sooooooooooooo not hurting!!! *hihi Sung Joon and Kim Young Kwang you boys just need one more good job and I’m shoving you in my manrem forever and throwing away the keys* The rest of the main bunch are all quite promising up and coming talents I should keep note of, and I can check them out for the first time in sth quite exciting! Many birds, one stone/drama. YAY!