I am back.
Because because becauseeeeeee….
I haven’t watched a single K-drama in 2 months, but for this, for them, for Dong-Hae, my shipper heart <3333, I don’t care if it suxballs, WILL WATCH NO MATTER WHAT!
Never gets old ~
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KYAAAAAA, this made me adrenaline pumpppp! Not that drama has become better, but because it’s LDH going all kickass badassery! Right on your face PUNCHWHACKKICK type of badassery. And you all know how doubtful and critical I was of her initially taking up action. Thought she isn’t as convincing as let’s say Kim So Yeon or Ha Ji Won, and scene isn’t as all out WHOA as the famed KSY and Kim Tae Hee catfight in IRIS, you can say I am impressed and happy with how her first fight turned out. PRETTY AWESOME IN MY EYES! But too short I want MOARRRR! I know it’s all choreographed and edited to look cool and all, but I can’t help but love the gritty conviction in every single body gesture and expression she displayed thruout the entire course of the fight. I was like, am I really watching LEE DA HAE here?!
Nope, I still don’t like or love drama. It still sucks script and directing wise, with a lot of things that don’t make sense, coupled with ridiculous flow of plot and an abundance of cheesy/HUHHH lines to make things worse. I still remember the horribly put together pilot episode, vividly etched in a corner of my mind, and continue to feel terrible for the entire cast for having to be subject to such atrocity. No, there aren’t any particular bad acts amongst the cast, they’re not near good or great but are very much into their roles, giving their best I’m sure. Especially LDH whom I didn’t expect to be this natural since her Green Rose days. Not particularly great but more fluid and less showy/acty compared to her previous feats. A definite restraint in OTT which has plagued her for quite some time since MG. Her character Soo Yeon reminds me a lot of her RL personality, lovely and bubbly coupled with grounded sensibility. And it doesn’t hurt that she has good chemistry with Hyuk (of course!) and almost everyone on her team in here, even her former MV co-star Baek Seung Hyun whom she’d only shared a minute or less together!
Too bad writer and director do not blend well, they have no single idea of what they really want. Drama cannot be more shallow and on-the-surface blingy than it already is, characters and motivations are as subtle as a dump truck, things do not make sense the way they’re supposed to. There is no way this can cut it, we are smarter than that.
But you know, if I end up dumping this (I foresee that I will), you know I’ll be coming back for this ONLY (or if there are more fights like these involving LDH!): –
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LOVE LOVE LOVE this so freaking much!
I know instant reactions from most ppl would be, what happened to LDH’s face WHY ISN’T SHE Yoo Rin from MG anymore?! Sometimes I get overly fed up with such repetitive comments (cos most know that yeah she’s gone under the knife and she’s done it, many many times), but I kinda understand where ppl come from, the critiques, the backlash. Even I feel sad sometimes that she needs to revert to PS or botox to enhance her already so pretty face, she doesn’t need it. But what gives, I guess she has to live with it (it’s her choice) and whatever entails, and so must I, as a long time fan. She’s not exactly the most loved or liked actress so it really doesn’t bother me much anymore that she’s on the news. Everyone will have something to say about anything and everything. That’s what I do most of the time on my blog too, no difference.
Anyway, this INSTYLE pictorial of LDH’s must be the most gorgeous and ethereal I’ve seen of hers. I’ve always maintained an opinion, and always do so that she looks best in bright and radiant colors (please! no more black!). The colors bring out a certain cheeriness and chic elegance in her, with an air of confidence seeping from within, though you kinda sense she’s trying to go for a icier and melancholic vibe. Plus she looks more comfortable posture and posing wise, settling into the poses more naturally than before. She mentioned practising for IRIS2 allowed her to flex and build up her muscles better, perhaps that’s why. Given that she’s never really graced a prominent magazine spread in years (they probably know she isn’t a very good model poser), I consider this her best shoot in memory.
She’ll probably never reach the levels of Son Ye Jin, Shin Mina or Yoon Eun Hye, but way to go this time girl. I’ll be looking forward to more in future.
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… that Shin Ha Kyun‘s coming back to the big and small screens soon!
You already know that he’s been confirmed to come back in All About My Love alongside Han Hye Jin and many others (no Im Soo Jung is a major BOOOO T__T but I can still do with HHJ). But I don’t know if many know that he’s actually filmed a movie titled The Running Man last year, the only prominent project that he’d participated in after his big hit Brain.
Continue reading Excited for no other reason than…
Fashion pictorial time!
Lee Da Hae gracing INSTYLE for the first time in ages as I can remember. Doesn’t look very much like her in the pictures (due to make up and some photoshopping), but I LOVE em all the same. She looks sassy and chic without the glitzy overtone and the costumes are classy gorgeous. Plus she’s doing something different this time around (admittedly and TBH she isn’t a very good model on spreads), I can only smile in glee 😀
Continue reading Pictorial time: Lee Da Hae, Sung Joon and Kang Dong Won
I am seriously boggled by this news. Like seriously boggled.
Lee Da Hae and Jang Hyuk again, their 3rd collaboration in 5 years. Their 3rd! o_____0 I mean it’s fine by me that both of them are coming back to drama land (since I adore them both and absolutely loved them in Robbers and Chuno). But this is so freaking insane and unbelievable in the most ridiculous sense, WTH is this?!!! I mean, how often do you get recurring OTPs in your K-dramas? It’s been historically proven to be impossible (at least in my 15 yrs of K-drama watching)! Now really? A 3rd?
When the rumors spread on last week, I tossed it aside, taking it with a grain a salt, thinking that it would never materialise. I actually secretly wished that it wouldn’t come true because I didn’t like the idea of IRIS2, thought IRIS was a bling-mess of boredom and nothing else even with Lee Byung Hun and honestly hoped that LDH could work with another male co-star this time around. I love JH with all my heart and he has good chemistry with LDH, no doubt about that, but this is just… boring?
Continue reading LDH and Jang Hyuk aim to strike 3rd time charm?
Arhh, I’m such a horrible LDH fan. 😦 I’ll just say it, it pains me but I have to. So I checked out the first 15 mins of Love Actually. Having not expected anything out of it knowing it’s plain idol drama in the making, I went in…. and ended up disappointed. Like very disappointed disappointed? Maybe it’s not my type of drama nowadays, and having perfect precious gems like Reply 1997 doesn’t help either. LA began with major LDH-OTT unbearable that I couldn’t stand! I thought her cutesy and quirky in the first few were OK, very MG Yoo Rin-ish I didn’t mind ( I loved YR a lot), but when she started to get all emotional and teary, things took turn for the…worst! She looked like a lost cause, obviously trying to hard to make and push thru her emotional scenes. Not that she’s the only to blame, the plot really didn’t have much to offer in the beginning to make me feel for her character… but bigSIGHS, I’d expected something moreless decent and not just OTT-ness gone overboard. I mean I love the girl, but really, can’t bring myself to sugarcoat to make myself feel better. If the biggest critic of hers I am can’t bring myself to sit thru 15 mins, I wonder how for others who love her the same?! o_0 I dropped the drama in a zippy, and didn’t even bother to get to Joe Cheng or Li Yi Feng scenes. I heard there are plenty of fanservice smoochy kissing scenes in the drama, honestly am a bit intrigued, tempted to watch just to see if they have any good electrifying chemistry. But right now…no thanks.
I’ll just indulge in her pretty for Arnaldo Bassini’s 2012 Fall Collection instead.
Continue reading Lee Da Hae’s Arnaldo Bassini Fall ’12 Collection