Rewatched True Detective on a roadtrip. Because we are silly, we find it incredibly funny at all the unintentional places on top of it holding up as a kicking ass great drama.
The only current airing drama that is owning me from the left fieldis Grow Up/長大. Not the drama per se, it is predictable, it is cliched, plot can crap on me here and there, there are maybe 4 characters that survived my own drama hunger game I still care to bat an eyelash for and stay lovely blooming along. It all started with me catching social media posting snippy lines of this, that got me interested, and now that I have breezed through the entire 38 episodes, I still thoroughly enjoyed the snazzed up lines flowing out appropriately always, effortlessly from Lu Yi and there were many ‘You go, Girl!’ moments in some excellent quips I am nodding my head off from our heroine and her intern buddies. The OTP stays believably bright as their job curtails, that’s a feat. This gem ended up owning my heart even with its lots of writing flaws because of the characters alone. I did not know any of these actors could be this good, esp Lu Yi whom I have not seen in anything much and was…is generally regarded as an aging manvase. He has competent writing (at least for his character and those always lovely lines even when plot is failing them), directing and a brilliant costar Bai BaiHe to jazz with. And I have never watched BBH in any drama, just a movie here and there and was never THIS impressed. She is like the revelation of a Tony Yang from last year’s Pursuit of Happiness when you put a nuanced movie actor into this tight space of a TV screen where their perfect twitches and touches are magnified for our viewing pleasure, she is just insanely believable as everything her character is, flaws and all as she grows, when she is this cute fangirl, there is not a hair overdone with the cutesy. When she has to show me the wit of a young woman making her stance, even still tactlessly the green intern she is, that delicate mix of steadfast, self-doubts, hotheadedness, feisty, inferiority of the little man against the establishment, a woman… it gives me goosebumps cause we girls have ALL been there or about to experience it jolt into RL after the ivory tower pampering. The surprise is when I heard this gets more ridiculously romantic one do not need to frustrate through ItaKiss2 atvm for the Cute (to quote my cousin)… What the what?! this ‘medical’ drama with middle-aged not particularly shoujo pretty looking leads are KILLING it in the dokidoki?! They said you can see virtual pink bubbles foaming and popping on screen whenever the OTP are on.
It is TRUE. See to believe.
It is sooo annoying when you are virtually clockwork oranged by EVERY kin to watch a show, especially at fb, when u will get notifications of likes, of posts, of messages of one thing in several folds of tiresome. This is the case of 一路上有你 for me, a CN variety show that is kinda meh and putting me to sleep a few mins in. I was checking out the frenzy myself when it was out and find it a waste of my time even with my obscene amount allotted for very silly couching things. It happens with EVERY episode, and the new one being gosh your husband talks like ChiLam if you cover up his face, blablablabla….and then swarms of likes, from my grandma and of course my own mother whom I inherit the crazy from. Then the many gifs on every social media, my whatsapp pic folder is exploding… Darnit! I will watch the goddamn show!
And, truth behold, they are right, Chilam talks exactly like my hubs…seems so harmless, never saying much, but when he does, SNARKY and EBIL. Lol and Miss HK 1991 movie awards winning actress Anita Yuen, the most typical LMHOMG fangirl ever. Mother of all those silly droolzing gif-able faces without makeup on TV, thanks for making us feel so less crazy by comparison and wanna hug ChiLam for the embarrassment by association. I cracked up so bad watching, in tears. For HeeChul’s fangirls, he is beaten and scared shitless intimidated. lol. The wrath of a fanajumma robbed of her bias will do it.
This fatso is LMH?!
lol Chilam commented when he finally had a good look at what his wifey of 20 odd years is so nuts about, they are competing at doing a jigsaw puzzle of whomever they are going to meet if won.
You are most beautiful. To a trollface Anita
She gives the hint it’s a phrase that would make her very happy in the long run, after he’s smart picking it up what he has to do, saying the exact phrase.
He said ,
You can leave this world with no regrets.
Anita: Other than loving me for the rest of your life…
Chilam: I will torture you the rest of your life! muahaha
I am not a huge fan of either, Anita is a good actress, Chilam less so. All I remember of them and their relationship is a quote from Leslie when asked what was Chilam’s greatest fear and Leslie joked, guy is fearless, he even dares to marry Anita Yuen! (She has the reputation being very difficult to work with and an egomaniac, hitting great fame so young even she would admit in hindsight.) They have been on breakup/divorce watch ever since together, and they were so young, both in their very early 20s, in this business, and now 20+ years later, in their 40s, they are showing the world frankly how there is a way it could work: he says the snarkiest thing, no bars hold yet she thinks he is the cutest and she can always be her truest self with him.
The hubs are told they are kept outside the theater because their wives are meeting LMH, the first thing Chilam said is where is his Gianna, lol and demonstrates what he would do/say if he meets his K goddess.
There, that’s all you need to see and go D’awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
There is also another little C travel show充电旅行 that is harmless if not terribly exciting to watch as background noise if you like some Chen Xiao and Yang Rong, preferably a breather from them in nothing but the most awful yuma crap and the likes. They are cute and pretty as themselves and giving off friendly noona dongseng vibe together touring very gorgeous Japan in autumn.
I have wisely dropped Lady and Liar very early on, even just ffing to Yang Rong and Tony Yang’s scenes is too painful, prepared, knowing full well this is crap diving in. Looks like they are still delivering great acting in horrendous shiteous writing till the end:
I wish…I hope I can be your angel in my next lifetime. Next lifetime. Goodbye.
She was a nasty evil murderer who has turned around and took care of him. She is turning herself in for what awaits of her.
Of all the C varieties I am suddenly watching, Amazing Race CN/极速前进 is the only recommendable one. It is a well done show, a very different, super competitive yet somewhat klutzy, bumbling childish cunning Wallace C in RL is funny to watch:
I tried my darnest with Kdramas, and there is sadly nothing working. There were some elements cute enough with Heart to Heart early on, that kept me going for a few more episodes than my gut is telling me but before I am anywhere close to falling for show, I fell out of love. Thing is I am so disappointed with PIE, our cutie C!J!M! kinda losing it in a role I thought he could’ve nailed charmingly 10 years ago, I have seen him promising me with hints of this character in his macho, angsty bin-sshi, this character reads close enough to his MinHo, which he tackled so spotlessly in GoodBye Solo…and here he regressed to acting by the numbers, serviceable but a disconnect within I can witness. Even though he is what’s depressing me most watching, this writing is not worthy enough anyway. I am cringing more and more rather than finding anything romantic…and started to hesitate parking my brains when it is pushing it just on the doctor patient taboo alone, I am the age when I am not sure if things will be back clicking after it’s shut off, like a brain, you know! Lets not touch how they puke on psychiatry and disorders. I also did not feel much with Shine and Go Crazy/Flameout…which I do not mind the translation of the latter, to quote from urbandict: A passionate, but brief relationship; usually accompanied by drama, tears and emotional swings of roller-coaster proportions. <- sounds good old any saguek trope if delivers. I can see it being entertaining and watchable…IF I have not seen Chinese Paladin and the likes of crappy but charming C fantasy wuxias of last 10+ years. But I had my (un)fair share and this is not remotely inventive, nor something I have not seen done better in the context of comparing meh. More so I do not care for Jang Hyuk’s acting in these angsty beaten down hero he is loved by most the most. I did not like Chuno. I could not stand him emphasizing every word in his diction like its Shakespeare he is reading, I do not care about his patented maniacal muahahahahaha which worked like a psychotropic drug in sth silly a romcom as Fated to Love You. Hey, if I can recognize that JH’s roaring, marked in every work I have seen him in, and angsty hero is supposed to be in black, in disguise, face covered, in hiding, that laugh will take me out of the moment easy. Oddly I watched a few more episodes than I wanted for IJH and Honey Lee, both doing better jobs than the leads.
I want to write a post on the Jdoramas I am watching very badly. I have NOTHING else to watch, doramaland is my refuge, watching much more than usual load. The condition being they have to wow me lots more… as is, I am casually watching a few eps every few weeks if I remember and that is not always, mildly entertained but nothing to beat the lazy to blog about.
In my cuckoo order of love with some regard to quality (ha!): Mondai Restaurant, Oniichan Gacha (Do not listen to that ED if you haven’t, you’d know when you do…muahaha), Deto What is Love (ANN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How can I love you more than your Daddy when I have a kink for ALL hot ojiisans! ) which I watch with Kudoki meshi and often Wakako Sake as well a Fri late night, Dakara Koya + Ghostwriter + Toho 7 min = I watch only when I am in a better (non-cranky) state of mind, Akabane that Takayuki Yamada weird docudrama which I find oddly fun, Ryusei Wagon is underwhelming but I need my ojisans, Hamon (again my hot ojisan reason), Marumaru Tsuma, Kaiki Renai Sakusen, Second Love (trainwreck I cant look away hilarious hate!watch territory)…and there must be some I checked out 10 mins, bored out of mind and forgotten…ahhh like Ouroboros.