Gah, I should have known, should have learned this lesson earlier on. Aim high, you fall painfully. Aim low, you reach higher. I shouldn’t have written that QIHM writer appreciation post in such an elaborate manner, wherein I’d praised Writer Song to the highest of heavens, for her exquisite writing and approach in the drama. Shouldn’t have done so before drama ends. I’m not going to negate whatever I’d said then, I still stand firmly by my words about the drama, it’d been a lovely haven of awesomeness at least up until Ep 10. But as the old adage goes, the more you expect, the more disappointed you will be. True in every sense of the word, as I feel the slump of disappointment mount on after watching recent eps of QIHM. I feel as if drama has lost its throttling steam, it’s not the same as before. I hope the last 4 eps will do better plot-wise, but there’s an increasingly annoying and nudging notion inside me which suggests otherwise. I hope Writer Song will and can prove me wrong.
I think many have already squealed and swooned enough (or not) watching the last shot of QIHM10. I thought I was prepared for it, but no, it surprised and shocked me all the same. That stalled moment between BD and HJ, the interspersing of their electrified gazes and look at each other, imbued with such sweetness from BD and wondershock from HJ, their yearning and longing for each other, PERFECTION. Drama’s already 10 episode in, more than halfway through, but it only gets better, funnier (in spite of some angst in between) and lovelier. BD’s as ideal a human as ever, and HJ’s as lovely and endearing as ever. The side characters, they’re an awesome pack of fun. What did I do to deserve such a drama haven of awesomeness?!
Because if you don’t, you’ll be missing out on one of the loveliest and heavenly K-drama OTPs EVER, in AGES! For once, we have an OTP which is entirely functional and normal. An OTP which defies every single cliche and stereotype we know of in K-drama land. An OTP who is just ideal PERFECTION together. With unbelievably sizzling and heart palpitating chemistry, akin to fiery sparks of fire incapable of being doused off by water. The way they interact makes other K-drama OTPs look stupid and ridiculously immature. The level of comfort and natural ease they have with each other, it’s almost next to none in K-drama. Who says love cannot work without bickering, conflict and angst? Who says drama OTPs can’t be all but cuteness and genuine affection? If there were rules, Boong Do and Hee Jin broke all of them.
I’ve raved about how awesomesauce Ji Hyun Woo is in his role of scholar Kim Boong Do earlier. But it seems like I cannot stop, he’s nailing scholar Boong Do’s idealistic bf/hubby traits so fucking good that I cannot fucking stop thinking about how fucking amazing he is in here *forgive me for the expletives, just trying to make a point you get me*. But in the latest ep, it’s Yoo In Na‘s Hee Jin who made me squeeee like a loony. Her performance isn’t mindblowingly WOW or anything near, but the cuteness and adorableness that she’s injecting into the ingenue character is totally loads of win. So winning and unassumingly affecting that she gets to you and makes you break into smiles. So lovely that she makes you want to squish and pinch her and keep her in your pocket (usually it’s the main guy I’d want to keep in my pocket, but here I’m totally craving for a Hee Jin in my pocket, she’ll make me squee and die of cuteness). She’s cute without being OTT, spunky without being annoying and totally bringing it on with her daebak straightforwardness. Who says the guy has to say it first? Who says the girl can’t do the head-grabbing kiss first? They’re equals together (not literally but you get me), nobody is above the other, and respect and honesty come first. What more can you want from a couple?
2 daebak main characters, imagine the buckets of awesome?
Have an awesome, a brilliantly made MV (spoilers from Ep 1-8):
And oh, did I mention that I adore Han Dong Min to bits too? XDDDDDD He’s such a self-assured narcissist. But I love him all the same, for being so harmlessly fun and silly <3333
We love our K-dramas, love it when our OTPs bicker and fight, love it when our OTPs are all cute and playful, blissful and happy. But we all know that, deep in the bottomest fanshippy and romantic hearts of ours, there is nothing lovelier than having our OTP fan-fuel their chemistry with sizzling and heart-burning smoooooooches. We’re no more than hungry pervies hunting for that perfectly executed KISS! K-dramas have had their fair share of WOWing and MEHBLEH kisses (it all started from peck on the lips and STILL movement kiss, wth’s that?!!). In all true honesty, they’re still miles behind compared to their Chungmuro counterparts and even TW dramas.. but in recent years, tides have turned, things have taken for the better… we have LEGIT kisses now!
God bless me I think I’ve been a good girl the past week. Cos in return and as a reward for my obedience, the drama gods have decided to shower me with goodies so sweet that may well just catapult me to the highest of clouds and heavens above. And as a die-hard romantic at heart, you can assure I’ll be walking on air with melting goo all over when the scenes play before me.
1. A Wife’s Credentials
Finished this drama about 2 weeks ago, so technically it shouldn’t be lumped along with the dramas I’m watching right now (they’re nowhere near), but felt the need to give it an honorary mention in here. I’d originally intended to do up a review for this drama, as it more than deserves one for its exquisite and fine quality. But God bless me writing, for I fear I may not be able to bring out the beauty and brilliance of this wonderfully written, directed and acted drama. I’m so unworthy.
Short and random swooning post.
Saw Ep 1 of Queen In Hyun’s Man, and it’s grabbing me attention pretty damn good so far. Definitely like it A LOT more than Rooftop Prince, it’s slicker, more quick-paced and isn’t too sugary cheesy cliche. Editing is somewhat dizzying and annoying, but plot and acting are palatable enough. I like that the time travel reveal is out in the front right away and we’re going back in time to see how it happened.
Plus, I get to see Ji Hyun Woo alternate between ancient times and the modern world, YUMMMM!~~