This has become a crickets-chirping weed-invested place, it is unnerving… hmm weed. I am unsure I am missing my rabid habits of drama/hotties spazzing much (sayings suchas passage of time, getting old, I know them kthxbye ). However, I think I miss my drama pals here wherever you are, whatever you are up to, hope all is well! Hey even if things are rockier, as things always do, I am paddling a similar boat. 🙂
Things I am watching and enjoying for various odd reasons:
Misaeng. I love it because at the end of an effective scene, another sating episode, my mind is buzzing with fuzzies, nodding to time well spend, and always I can remove myself and rationally wow in this is a little drama too hard to come by nowadays. It is strangely not rabid though, I did not miss sleep marathoning (snail speed at e6 and in no hurry) I know too well (and those of you who has picked up the blaring hint I am into cute ahjusshis) I will be head over heels over LSM’s Manager Oh, but this swelling much, more by every moment?! It is not rationally 10/10, but its flawlessness lies in being completely wart-less. If you drink, a vice I know, it is like having the perfect amount of soju/whiskey in your system, not a drop more, nor less, sated, aware of what lovely things it is doing to your system, buzz and ahhhh~ and all the disentanglement of knots without overdoing it , no bitter aftertaste of a hangover looming. If I have a quip, I do find the plot ordinary, as it should, so in a way it works in a layer of realism. I spent an hour with these normal folks braving the corporate world along, like we all do, commiserate and craving the camaraderie, sometimes not, living life through their trials and tribulations as ourselves, waking up quite a few mornings first thing brainstorming the impossible feat from point A) crawling out of bed to B) presentable a professional at work before we even start clocking earning a living. How do we do it day in day out!? We just all do.
I have way more than I can gobble number of jdoramas I wanna watch but can’t. I do not know if I am being a masochist only enjoying the pain of the can’t haves. I find Yutaka’s Sen Taxi worming me in after 2 eps, the story, what it opens up on second chances, regrets piqued my interest even when not everything is clicking.
Kenga Kora is my jdorama bias of his age bracket, 平成猿蟹合戦図 is 行定勋 collaborating with 吉田修一 the writer. The guy has the alluring mix of convincingly harmless, boyishly charming, passing just enough as an ordinary guy with one crooked seam of possibly a schizo murderer contained alright. Here he plays a mousy scared little bartend, the most ‘wallflower’ of the bunch of eccentric characters, freshly threatened to be dumped in Tokyo Bay by the peeps he met if not doing as she says:
Oh what is this, I can’t see right *head tilting 15 degrees right*…
Kyon2/Kyoko Kyozumi’s Fighting Woman is staring at me in my drive.
Ayase’s Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu is giving me all the right Shoujo kicks. After Chiaki senpai, I haz rekindled hots for TH.
SPoilers: so predictable like smelling hearing feeling the pages turn of EVERY lovely shoujo manga: Faking as married to get what he wants, to her dismay, leading to Mr hot rich bastardy CEO (erhmm) seizing the day, charming our knees crumbling with THE smile at her (but to US). Then they watch SUNSET TOGETHER, of course, after which he lost his keys when she has to hurry back to town!!!! How perfectly shoujo rl dramatized can it be more?!
Watching Shinya Shokudo 3 religiously in batches too late at night, to torture myself with the squeeworthy human temperature and weird food p0rn.
Pickled ginger tempura
WTH is this. Never in a million years would concoct the need to have this, but suddenly swelling up with ogle and craving.
I wish I can watch Sorry Youth! too just to pat myself I have Free!Time! to nostalgically fangirl Ryo. And it looks so up my squeeing lungs’ alley.
Oddly I have lost the urge to even check out Itakiss2. If it is awesome, I do not have the time to go rabidly cuckoo loving it (or the other end I am so frightened of, dissing it and stabbing my heart). From what little I’ve seen in gifs it is harmless and nuanced-ly cute enough, but enough might not be worthwhile. I will watch it some time, when I can risk my sanity.
I stuck with an entire ep of Valid Love because I can not stop myself from getting an UTW drama fix when available, my very adoring soft spot for the ahjusshi. It is written by MNIKSS’ writer Kim making this a must-try. I did not love it, this echoes back too much of Me 2 Flowers not hooking me instantaneously, not enough pinging back to MNIKSS and WUF. I trust writernim has an outline in mind but fail to clearly laying it out in the first episode to draw the audience in immediately, distracted by flourishes to paint the character too heavyhanded impatiently. I am allergic, shallowly, to the above my threshold plastic on LSY’s face which I can’t help but interpret it as trying too hard being too aware of the ‘effort’ by her (or her surgeons). She is decently talented, better than the usual suspects of opting ‘career advancements’ with surgeries. As with too much PS, face looks like painted, stretched skin on a cyborg, ageless but waxy…not selling me the naivete of true highschool kid. I can wade through her ‘work’ conjuring her character as being a quirky alien a la perfect for an unaware young Faye Wong circa ChungKing Express or closer to home a Lim JuEun in Hon pops in my head replacing the face of LSY, as is a young Nam SangMi in She’s on Duty, or hey Kim OkBin retrieving some of her Dasepo Naughty Girl spunk. Right now, I am holding on by Uhmforce’s narration, dripping honey to my ears, a nice cat’s meoowwww…and I am nosy enough to want to find out how the OTP work out…then not, then back tog?!
How do you ‘validate’ infidelity against this wholesomeness?!
I need LOTS more convincing.
情定三生: The writing is CRAP the art direction is Cdrama™ gaudy fluorescent diarrhea and I can’t take my eyes off because there is this very fetching new unknown guy2. Yang Rong is the heroine leading a drama for once instead of playing sideb*tches in a yuma. Her character construct has me spitting blood nonetheless but she is soooo sweetly pretty like straight off those dogblood cn novellas and talented enough I can’t hate, a great job even in crap! Anything other than yuma.
This is NOT A REC. This is fried snickers kind of guilty pleasure for staring at some pretty ppl with half an eye, angsting for the sake of silliest Angst!, just so happens I am in the mood for. To its merit, in the gene pool of junk Cdrama, this has a fast moving pace, the cliched stupid arcs were breezed over without repeated insults. The original chicklit is 天知恋 (nothing is telling me it’s not a complete waste of time reading), blatantly taking a character each of the OTP sticking it with 恋/LOVE at the end but the drama has an entirely different bias 30 out of the 40 eps, no one watching cares about the Guy1, absent often.
I know nothing about 朱一龙 the actor prior, but I see the sparkles of a young Tony Leung if in a CN trashy chicklit manguo romance way more than the widely regarded TL facetwin ZaiZai, it’s how effectively this young hottie uses his eyes to burn up the screen with emotions:
Have an MV of 朱一龙 :
He is not yet a bias, one swoony character is not enough. I don’t find him as good looking and commanding leading man material outside of the manguo turn of last century aesthetics.
Speaking of SunLi, I hate what I saw of the Mi Yue Zhuan stills, PD Zheng is now overrated imo after I dropped the disappointing Red Sorghum. It still amazes me gorg fanart of HuanHuan is meticulously done by illustrator @陈柏言:
You’ve got to take a look at 新萧十一郎/New Legend Xiao Shi Yi Lang
Yan (Yi )Kuan back to top shape too handsome even for a demanding fictional wuxia wetdream. Usually I cringe and try not to have a mouthful to spit out before checking out who’s the misfit casting yet again ruining another precious wuxia, even the novellas/characters I do not truly love r still too holy for you moronic drama trolls to touch so WHERE is this miracle coming from?! Hallelujah!!!! I feel sooo beyond blessed just with a few stills I have been droolzing at last few days, and to push my luck: yumadiahfplzzz.
Nowadays, there can not be a Gu Long adapt without questionable man-perms, like Samson and his mane of strength we have GL wuxia hero and his bottled up trauma/ANGST, I do not know why, I did not catch whiff of GuLong having a fetish on big curls, big boo…ze yes, but crowning it on someone with soo much pretty going on facewise…..what hair where?! PD 鞠觉亮 is at it yet again stinking up when I was sure he had enough flops, the last straw being the most terrible ‘DGSD’ to cancel any worth with the moneybackers, alas, I am wrong. This is safe bet dung but too gorgeous to look away on YYK alone, the exact visual of the womanizing perv with a wuxia heart typical GL alpha male prototype GL can cheer to in his grave, bonus: guy 2 is my new fancy 朱一龙
…from his Boston travelogue with Ye ZuXin I have watched a few times already:
*😍* He can converse fluently in english! It is clear now I can make him accept my love confession, a million words of it, all laid out in my head for last 5, 6 years better than my mando.
A ball of fun, typical Loverboy, nailing his job promoting Boston, cracking a dirty joke at cutiepie Prince10 Ye ZX for dropping his pants first before his top in the changing room (he peeked) trying out the 3D body scanning for their dapper tailored suits when Ye jokes back he gets excited taking clothes off (lol) immediately YH smirks he himself gets excited only when he takes somebody else’s clothes off. Tsktsktsk.
But Bro10 cuts him back a slashy stab when picking out lobsters later on. YH keeps picking male lobsters ‘oh he likes boys only!’ quips 10. muahahaha
I haven’t seen his CN Running Man ep last night, but anyone betting against me he was awesome and handsome and bromantic with all the boys in it?! ANYONE?!?! kekeke
More commendable material, I am watching 英雄曹操 veryyyy slowly, fine serious C period. PD胡玫( the lady I am eternally grateful for 雍正王朝，喬家大宅, myfavs) at the helm, stubbornly picking the less crowd popular 赵立新 than going with 陳建斌 reprising CaoCao and I am licking my screen fangirling and in utter gratitude as a result of her backbone:
Have its theme song MV:
Have a 3 kingdom fancast MV that is perfection, JohnWoo, shame on you:
I am also tediously watching 49 Days 49日.祭 . It is not as sharp as I hoped writing wise, the characters are thinned down palatable for SARFT standards methinks, making them less powerful in the storytelling. Still, it is devastatingly gut wrenching, terrifically acting by SongJia and Zhang JiaYi, horrible to stomach at end of day. Today marks the 77 anniversary of Nanking Massacre. RIP Dear Souls
No one is seriously watching Condorhobos and meat buns for freak sakes righttttt?! Good.
All the other ladies are much more pleasing to eyes as we expected and more importantly carrying themselves convincingly in their wuxia dance, thanks to the darlings taking one for the team, gifting us these gifs of the better scenes already. Above is Huang Rong in her usual disguise flirting and stripping Li Mochou when they first met. At least it is within the confines of characters constructed by Louis Cha. The verdict seems to be anything NOT YG and XLN related, and adhering to canon, passable. Everything else, all from the farting arse of yuma…blood spitting brainhurt worst than Swordsman of the highest order. We have an apropos gif capturing the gist:
Thus we need this:
I have not even properly watched RoCH95 because my opinion of Louis Koo and Carmen Li are not impressive enough in acting chops to carry the roles, but of course everything smells like freshest roses now. I am tempted.
From the early scenes of CX I regretably saw in the spamming gifs, he is as horribly off as Yang Guo, as our fear was, he is channeling so much sleaze and cunning of a young WXB stabbed less because MC is worse in motion as the sickest joke of a wuxia heroine actress EVER. She will go down drama history book for this role. We know her stills all along are airbrushed, but it still hits me hard it was by this much:
Even if one can turn a blind eye at the face vicinity, her whole mannerism, physique is abominably wrong for acting in a period. Period. To make matters worse, she puts it out there snerking y can’t a XLN be like a bigsis next door cute…well, it is not everyone who’s living next door to the Ancient Tomb of ‘living dead’, ma’am. Think of the ominous feng shui for one. Bless her heart. I am not sure if she thinks it is cute roasting herself, but she started the topic: #绝色女子陈妍希# /Drop Dead Gorgeous Lady MC.
What the fork is this, should I insert one in her face or head or my eyes?!
Miss Chen, even as physically perfect for the role as LYF, who is still dissed to this day not capable of the emotional heft of a XLN, she did put in hard work, clearly taking joy in mastering the physical moves at least:
I also need this gif for past goodwill on CX, who WAS, used to be, my choice for a suitable YG. Why was I so terribly silly having ANY faith whatsoever with peeps willingly happily signing under yuma’s management. Lesigh.
Thing is, why cant we have authentically pretty for the period when amateurs randomly popping up cosplaying at weibo can nail it with I am sure peanuts in the scope of a drama’s budget?!
Wouldn’t this be lovely and tasteful on Huang Rong even though this is more Ming homage, so very flashy still for showing off the color saturation of fancy TVs?!
I need a LYF fanvid break for my eyes:
TongHua’s DMY finished its run without fanfare, other than diehards for the actors involved, no one gave a bother. TH is asking for more shaming, this time trying her hands at making up her own idol C fantasy ‘manguo’ marysue crudely inserting tiresome slash not even amusing Bosco nor me. Good luck getting by SARFT.
But Bosco is looking finnnneeee still in cheap looking fug.
This is passable primary color splashes in mangas and animes only and all the embellishments look so tacky. What a waste of his face, made for all those naughty ebil rich bastards in idol fare?!
Zheng Shuang too is looking prettier face-wise after her disastrous plastic surgery. I do love this outfit on her. Joe Chen, though young for her age, is just never cut out to be idol-pretty the reigning marysue a whole military academy of hotties fighting over for, sorry and her costumes look like flight attendant garb sold at dollar halloween store so…yeah, I used up all my quota of mehhhh on MC alone. Shoujo manga is also sacred to me so for anyone making a half assed cheap spoof of it is dead. I’d rather read a good comic book.
There is a Detective Bao ManHwa in French out there that is kickass.
Phew, can I post some more YH?! YES I CAN. He’s snapped by his costar Miss Zhang, saying out loud what’s on the mind of a lot of fangirls he has a resemblance to Chow YunFat. I see a little in this side pic for the first time.
He has coined a new nick for himself, Prince of Third Ring lol, boasting he has finally moved up the ranks now working within the third ring road of Beijing. You do not even get this kind of precise navigation on googlemaps.
He is working on the set of his Nth new role YET TO BE SEEN (COME ON NOW SARFT!!!) as a mysterious janitor of a hospital. He has deliberately leaked out his location, almost begging for fans to visit him and make him smile and be gorgeous. He has also shamelessly weibo’d his dream the other night of his wedding day but crying and whining to the world waking up just when he was about to consummate the marriage. lol somebody, anybody do something about the poor desperate single guy.
PS: I swear I will get back on my BoC spazz next weekend. Sorry for keeping those of you waiting and losing hope someone will finish the sub-less gem.