I have proper working for the entire day internet FINALLY! I SEE LIGHT AND BRIGHT STARS AND SUNSHINE AND BEAUTY IN ALL THINGS!
Sunshine is fat lie, it has been humid muggy thunderstorm like Sauron/Saruman ruling my middle earth (RIP Sir Christopher Lee!) But it is absolutely true everywhere I look gorgeousness is exploding in every fangirl corner of my being. It is as if I successfully wrote a very kickass AU of my pretties in a love orgy and it is beyond my imagination good and somehow turning live at speed of my scribbling. I have no squees left. I did squeed out loud and as I have new downstairs neighbors now, an exuberant Xena, a warrior princess dog/bitch very defensive of her turf and peace and quiet unless she is the one making most of the holler along with that stupid squeeing human nonsense upstairs of her.
So what gives TPTB?!?!?! Why is ALL my biases out and about collaborating, making my wetdreams I do not know exist, fester to reality?!?!?! I am not worthy, not even after I have mastered the skill set of driving through blacken downpours, and did not, like the whimpy bornbredhere folks, hide underneath underpass ‘braving’ it. Hey we (will) drive in whiteouts half a year in a few months lest you all forget, why not when it is the color black and aqueous form?!?! SHRUG.
So Be It. Torrid nasty rain storms, then the inevitable mosquito swarms, hit me. I even dug out my Wuthering Heights, v carpe diam.
Let me first thank you Dears for the warm hellos last post, so grateful for the drama recs as well…but I just can’t find a thing that absolutely hit that strange itchy spot. A bit melancholy over that fact my dependable addiction is escaping me… comes along someone posting dl for Suika/Watermelon(2003) ! ! ! It was a harmless sleepy little doozy back then, can not be more aptly titled when watching is like a slice of refreshing watermelon in summer/human drama aptly at the perfect time and place.
Coz lately when I shuteye, a sweet dream is my hoarder mess, with very similar components, just hell and heaven apart obviously, will magically look like that house the ladies in drama live in. It is an actresscentric drama, I remember seeing 村上淳 in it and thought he was soooo hot then. It is about second chances in life, starting anew, not too preachy, easy breezy watch no trying too hard to please… opportune for my state of mind.
With sadly no dorama fix, I have been devouring Jmovies. To hear from Tony Leung, in his own words, a movie review for the very first outing in his 30+ years in the industry most of it at the epitome. Unheard of. It is on a Cmovie 我是路人甲/I Am Somebody by long time HK moviemaker Derek Yee, won’t be a blockbuster, but can tell it is a sincere work of love for the industry, telling the stories of bit players in the megalomaniac C showbiz at WenDian.
IT IS TRUE and he is a charming writer (gosh plz can u write a memoir plzplzplz), it is like staring into his curiously mesmerizingly charismatic eyes with such infectious honesty even when he is not moving an eyelash and you read into it oceans and waves of stories and human emotions, and be captivated by every aorta rippling in this man. This time tool is his words instead of irises. ahhh….. WHAT A FKING TREAT. So genuine, that whatever he committed himself to, be it any character, or say writing a review, he must get the job done to his best capabilities, never slack just because his namesake on anything movie top ad dollar saved . There is an economical craftiness to his command of Chinese, it is endearing, it has warmth, it has an intimacy, it has an optimal writer/reader distance in between, personal without getting too egoistically self-serving , poignant on delivering an essay with its sole purpose of being a heartfelt review of a movie he simply liked from his heart with v interesting pieces of him alongside.
And in the review, with lots to tell but leaving us wanting way more, he mentioned his bff Stephen Chow. HE is the only person who paints SC in the most normal light of being his best friend, nothing more nor less constantly. I can not remember a personal interview with TC without him mentioning Chow.
I am in cloud nine just reading and rereading, let alone he throws in he is also watching (and liking enough to mention) lotsa J movies, particularly with Shôta Sometani in it!!!! (you did SQUEE too right?!) Exact things I have been watching! I swear this golden alluring It boy/newlywed (is he even legal?! Lol) is in EVERY J movie I come across watching somehow last months. And this fact braves me enough to watch Kiseijû (things I do as a jumpy superwimp in the name of fangirling with tonnes of sailornotMoonlike swearing). I will go back and rewatch Wood Job (fav of what I have seen of him…and NO, just because I like it, does not equate it must have sthsth filthy going on at all with that title)
Just hours after I have stable internet and can stream, the Shanghai C drama biggie Magnolia awards is happening, and everything played out as expected… no, Nan Li did not win, she got my best dressed vote with all my limbs raving.
Not that the dress is my thing, but she wears it like a Cate Blanchett in an age appropriate dress yet shaving easily 10, 15 years off.
All Quiet in Beijing won best drama, Treasure of the nation (his literal name, me serious)Chen BaoGuo won the best actor award with no dispute whatsoever, if you want someone else to take it away from him, you r retarded w v poor taste. Best actress goes to Zhao Xun. Also wearing a white fierce dress I doubt any other human can wear it out in public and still garnering nothing but comments like fresh and chic.
I was awed by her performance, she is physically such a miscast, but the writing is insipid and undeserving of the cast. My Jiang Xin also did not win best supporting actress award, which I was hoping and praying the most for a surprise the most. She seriously needs better management!!!! Now that Hua Qian Gu is out and quite an instant hit, she gets little to no screen time nor mention. She is insanely sharp and witty in RL too
When the reporters tried to be nasty asking about their romance rumors and exes. ‘What is going on with you two’ ‘US?!’…JX jabbed back, ‘What is ‘us’ huh? You and me?!’ The cheeky reporter gushed, ‘Sure! ‘We’ would be lovely!’ JX cuts him to size, dreams are often too pretty to dream about but will never materialize…like….us.
I checked out HQG out of curiosity (and shallowness). It is quite tailored for me. I had casually read bits of the original novel, Miss writer’s Chinese could use another 10 years of C literature classes if I have my way with things, so I have no quibbles on authenticity to the prose (LOL what prose), that saves me rants as a purist. Just gimme an easy on my eyes period wuxia to mindlessly droolz tyvm.
imo Wallace H is very easy on the eyes, even though the makeup here is several layers of powder cakey and aging, he is a good enough actor to pull this off, being sucha fan of his looks in CP3 I can watch this as the fanfic epilogue of his poorChangqing ascending to Daoist semiGodhood and droolz…
and I could then ignore the holes; Zhao is welcomed on my screen, always.
I can rely on her on a commendable to surprisingly awesome job even in crap. But again too much makeup, kohl’d eyes on a 20sth actress however perky as an ingenue 16 years of age in story is just wtf. The pleasant surprise is everything is acceptable, everyone on the cast is quite alright for each part, no obvious weak link, no too modern fugliness, no absurd gaudy plastic surgery disasters. Even though the storytelling in ep1 is so crazily rushed, I had rather that than dragginess, it is not a story we cant guess the next 5 plot twists any given time. It does bumped me JiangXin’s character lost lotsa scenes in editing room my guess, leaving her character mostly nutso and impossible. It would give me a kick if the bookworm pining after our heroine dude be played by YeZhuXin (JX’s ex) instead, fresher face, more innocuous looking and the meta!
It is not great though, the storytelling and pace, the CGIs r open field for snarkfest but if you are oddly not picky atvm, this is your wuxia fix.
HuoHuo is so getting me flushed more on his upcoming ShanYing(4 the Nth time the can do no wrong masters behind Battle of ChangSha) production. 他來了，請閉眼/ He is here, You Can Close Your Eyes (just my take of the title, I forgot what it officially is). He is even a better fit for role here leaping off the pages…there is a hint of perviness/normal dude emotions escaping his eyes not completely contained for his Bai in HQG, perfect for the raciness here, however lil left.
The new Princess JieYou long trailer pushed me over to hot and bothered land. Yuan Hong, you are too fineeee for my sanity and your yummyyyy voice~~~! This is one hot tall dark handsome brooding romantic prince ripping off pages of any gd o’ romance novella.
This is my face those 20 mins :
Other than this above hottie being HOT in it, it is easily the most beautiful C period trailer in art direction I have set eyes on.
HXY will not be this pretty, BUT it still has this pretty:
For some guaranteed C period lady gorgeousness, I depend on Tong LiYa:
I have no idea what this is, other than it is called 爱无痕/Love Without a Trace this is her upcoming period melo she is headlining, nostalgically back to her forte as the reigning C period beauty WITH acting chops.
Speaking of nostalgia. The biggest loudest squee out of me maybe since forever is because of this duo:
OMGOMGOMGOMFG SCULLY! AND MULDER!! K! I! S! S! I! N! G! Maybe!
They own my Fri night in my late teen years.
I will settle for CFs, endless of them Binnie x MYYYYAhjusshi Lee Sung Min
Let me be the only person on earth that can watch them goofing in some office no plot, no lines, and fish out the 5 trillion wons somehow as they r sign-ing and hi-5ing. I would pay you SamSungLife, with 5 lives, I would.
Who has ever dreamed of Bolin Chen and Tony Yang collaborating in a gay movie together?!?!?!?! I want to claim mememememe but I am not that ingenious…but IT IS HAPPENING.
And I am busy giggling watching Loverboy in that army reality show he is in when he is the ‘victim’ in CPR training. He is super unwilling to open his mouth for a mouth to mouth resuscitation, the commander threatens him if he is not ‘cooperating’ he would make the entire class practice on him. My poor poor v straight Loverboy can only reluctantly open his mouth and tighten his fist in not!want. LOL
I could laugh till next Fri with this. MUAHAHAHA!