Happy Valentine’s DAY!! Never into the spirit of it, so I started the weehours of the day with many gorgeous drama dudes! I need to hit the sheets like 2 hrs ago. But I stayed up watching KDRAMAS! ME so smart.
I’m declaring myself out of kdrama slump… Whatever Wind that is Blowing in That Winter, it BLEW my mind. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Writer Noh, u must want to keep me as one of your fangirlminions, got your memo, duly noted!
GO WATCH. Like NOWWWW!
SHK is a revelation. I’ve never been able to connect with much of her emoting through the ages, esp in her strictly angstymelo days, she could be crying 59 out of the 60 mins of the ep to blindness, dying of terminal illness, in incestuous love entanglements, dead parents, harassed by HOT! mean dudes, I just could’t care about any of it. I could see effort, but it didn’t surmount to much without the innate ability to delve deeper into the character, making it a hollow shell, or simply connect the dots to flesh out one coherent characterization instead of being satisfied with just getting through the scene good enough, imo. But here, as this lonely icy heiress, I somehow connect with her every woe as she presents them in this withdrawn miserable cocoon inside her suffocating gilded cage. It just works in the frigid climate of this drama and she fits like a glove. For intangible reasons. I have my heart teetering towards her, all the time in her scenes. She gets my abiding attention, which has never happened, and that is even when she’s sharing a scene with the super-writerNohregular tour de force Bae JongOk. I’m putting my bet on her stealing the show (I’m surprising myself just typing this) Her character is one perfect casting.
I enjoy JIS on my screen very ridiculously much, to the point he’s a bona fide guilty pleasure. I’m not strictly his fangirl because I don’t find him attractive, at all, but he’s darn perfectly pretty even with his psycho ‘me-scared-of-wimmen-I-want-my-Mommyy!!’ eyes. I can watch him overacting a scene of constipation, I truly can. I have no problem ever watching him and feeling the pain and tears WHILE additionally laughing my ass off at his patented, trademarked, ridiculously affecting CAMP! Then there are moments he’s just glorious (not jk), maybe not due to his intentional control, but it clicks and fireworks! Together they make an interesting opposite attract matchy OTP I can’t look away. But is there an irky at the bottom of my fangirly biased heart this is one heck of a perfect role for myhyunbinnie?!?! HECK YES!!!! It will be a hailstorm of fanwars and things will get so fugly and ridiculous to the max and every minute interaction of them on screen would be twisted into being exploitative, but I don’t care coz I can shut it all and it will never dampen me enjoying the beautifully written drama, to think: their personal history will add another delicious oomph, and that’s what life experience can do to honing one’s craft, no?!
Out of the K F4, I find Kim Bum the most attractive then, and now still, on a strictly shallow basis. His face and cute smile are very far far far away from buggy to my eyes, but he mugs and poses and mugs and smirks and pompously announces his lines and mugs and poses and smirks and smirks and smirks, oh, and glares. I can’t keep up with the sensory overload of non-stop gesturing of every muscle of his body. My eyes have to dart from his glaring eyeballs to his smirking lovely lips to his moving hands as if he’s playing pictionery, let alone he’s literally jumping and running like a spastic, very pretty, monkey. Cutiepie, at least give your smirk muscles a break.
Oh, there is also some more memorable snow Kdramaland has installed for us, I watched as much Iris 2 as one should, if you are of the too nosy for own’s good sorts….mins? half an ep? About right. There are BLACK NINJAS/NSS (possibly standing for Not!ASSES) Top agents , head to toe black, dead serious on some deadly killer mission, STEALTHING THROUGH SOME ARCTIC-ESQUE SNOW!! We have zoom ins of the black pants of black ninjas treading through thigh-high pure white snow and we can see EVERY flake of it! HOW DANGEROUS a mission is THAT??!?!?!?!? O! M! F! G! This is of the exact gamebook of a YuMehMeh Kdrama equivalent. A napalm of shit, the most snarkable and thus entertainment. The age we’re living in.