Oh gosh, sometimes I wish Jiu Ye would leave Chang An. For his own emotional well-being and sanity’s sake, because every time he runs into Yu Er and Huo Qu Bing it’s like he’s dealt another blow. Now that the love triangle is resolved, unless someone dies and then it’s a whole new ballgame, what’s left is figuring out where to go from here. Does Huo Qu Bing stay in Chang An and be a general for the rest of his life, serving an Emperor who wants to tie him down as a son-in-law. Can Yu Er live as a woman without any official title, and always at the risk of someone looking to eliminate her? Without the possibility of Yu Er beside him, does Jiu Ye still want to leave this all behind? Continue reading
If Fashion King is one-tenth as hot as this poster of leads Yoo Ah In and Shin Se Kyung, I’ll probably be over in the corner giggling like a school girl. Talk about rawr. The first teaser is out for the upcoming drama about aspiring fashion designers set in New York and Seoul. While I don’t have high hopes this drama will have stellar writing, I am curious how the story will incorporate the scenes shot in the States into the story line aside from wedging a location suit to drum up interest. I’m not terribly fond of Yoo Ah In’s character prototype (the hot-blooded guy with a dream trying to make it), but I am loving the fact that he finally gets his first starring drama vehicle. Shin Se Kyung is lovely as always, but I hope she brings it more in terms of the heat meter with her leading man than in her previous outings. I like second male lead Lee Je Hoon, and I have no comment on the positive nature about second lead Yuri, so I’m happy to stay mum on that topic. Fashion King was supposed to be a cable drama but has since been picked up by SBS and will air starting March 19th on Mon-Tues following History of the Salaryman. Continue reading
Okay, seriously? Who switched out puppy Lee Seung Gi with omomomomo-hot-hot-hot-seksi Lee Seung Gi? Huh? Cuz it’s not good for my health or concentration to have the latter popping up randomly and making me squeal. Between The King 2 Hearts (yes, ANOTHER title change for this drama) and Rooftop Prince, I’m pretty much eating crow left and right for not finding those two leading men attractive before. Whereas now I want to do things to them that are best left in the recesses of my own imagination. Back to TK2H, which now has its premiere pushed back one week thanks to the non-airing of the MoonSun finale which was scheduled for this week, I really just love the inexplicably steamy combination of Ha Ji Won and Lee Seung Gi, despite being all no-way about this coupling when it was first announced. I was definitely miffed that Jo In Sung couldn’t do it, but now it’s all cool with me. I posted the first trailer for this drama already, but the production released a BTS look at the poster-making session. All I know is that I actually gasped out loud when Lee Seung Gi forcefully pulled Ha Ji Won closer to him. *swooning forever* Also, it should be illegal to have someone look as hot in his royal kingly attire as Lee Seung Gi looks. Continue reading
I found my two male leads for my novel translation of Yun Zhong Ge. I feel kinda giddy I can cast away whomever I want, just cuz I complain and moan each time an adaption casting turns out wonky, and for once I can do something about it in my neck of the woods. With Yang Mi as Yun Ge, I hereby present my loverboy Yuan Hong as Meng Jue and my special guy Roy Qiu as Liu Fu Ling. I can easily switch these two pretties around because with their acting breadth they can do either. But Ling is older than Jue, and I think this works better in my mind.
This casting might even be possible, since rumors has Yumama wanting to work with both Yuan Hong and Roy Qiu. With his adaptation of Smiling Proud Wanderer already cast, that leaves YZG ripe for him to try and snatch these two guys. Hey, either of them are loads better than the usual barrel of bleh leading men he usually uses. Though if Feng Shao Feng isn’t too big for Yumama’s britches, I can see him as Meng Jue as well. Just a reminder that YZG is really slow burn, it’s much much more complex and nuanced than Da Mo Yao, so everything takes a long time to unfold and even longer to fully flesh out. Just read and think, allowing the answers to arrive in due time Continue reading
Recently minted “national drama” The Moon that Embraces the Sun was supposed to air its final two episodes this week, but in a case of drama outside the drama, the PD of this entire operation recently booked it to join the month long ongoing MBC strike. Bravo to the PD for standing up for his beliefs, but OMG I feel so bad for the fans of the drama and the overworked cast and crew who are left dangling. Initially the rumor was both episodes will be preempted this week, but the latest news is that PD Kim has returned to set and aims to finish all primary filming by March 8th since that is the last day leads Kim Soo Hyun and Jung Il Woo can film due to their jam packed schedules. Talk about cutting it close. Continue reading
I hope none of my readers are on the young or shy side, because this chapter of Da Mo Yao might need to be rated S for sensuous. Or maybe H for hot. When Yu Er and Qu Bing make up, they…..erm, do it in a very unique and unforgettable way. Though if this entire chapter makes it intact to the drama I’ll eat my shorts. What feels really intense about the relationship between them is how they just connect in a very physical way, but then they do talk a lot and never just use actions to convey their feelings. I’m glad Yu Er is finally moving on from her statis in dealing with her lingering feelings for Jiu Ye, because she needs to focus all her attention on the double trouble that is Li Yan and Liu Che. Both want her out of the picture for different reasons, and one Huo Qu Bing might not be enough to keep them both safe. Continue reading
Ahhhhh, Rooftop Prince, you are so diabolical! How can you release this fantastical and tempting long trailer and then tell me I have to wait 10! more days to sample your delicious goodness? The cast held a press conference yesterday where the main leads showed up looking dashing and fashionable, with the ladies continuing the now extended trend of going for shorter than short hems. At least Jung Yumi is wearing shorts under her dress, whew. I love everyone’s outfits (especially preppy rocker Yoochun and playful and chic Han Ji Min), trendy and fresh but still all very pretty to look at. But I can’t get over how amazing the preview looked, with the sageuk scenes intense and moody, while the modern scenes were so funny I bust a gut and spent a better part of the morning chuckling randomly. Continue reading