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Kim Yuna's Kiss & Cry


So, I'm totally obsessed with the Korean variety show, Kiss & Cry. It's just such a perfect combination of things I like: figure skating, Kim Yuna and Korean celebrities. Okay, when I started, I only knew IU but I've now been entirely sucked into the competition and become invested in everyone. So invested that I want to flail a little about the pairs, especially the three (hahaha, yes, three) I'd like to see win.

SPOILER WARNING: Nothing spoilery for who wins as this was all written when I had only seen up to episode 12 (though I've now seen episode 13). However I picked a favorite program for a bunch of people and there are pictures so spoilers for music and program choices! There are gif spoilers of episode 9 and nothing past episode 12! :D

How is this not super highly rated television in Korea, I'll never know! )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (Pride: She never fades away)
Okay, so, I've been watching a few new (to me, this one is from 2003 :D) dramas lately and taking some caps thinking I could just post them on Tumblr without any fuss... but then came the issue of how-spoilery-is-too-spoilery and then I just missed the ease of lj cuts! So, for your perusal if you so choose, a little spam of one of my current dramas:

Good Luck!!

Good Luck!! really has that feeling of being a classic drama to me. It takes a simple set-up, being a commercial jet pilot in this case, adds a number of conflicts and a steady romance, and sets off! While there's no doubt being a pilot is a pretty cool occupation, I love the straightforwardness of picking a profession and exploring all the interest that is to be had in it. I'm sure some people will find it cliché but all I get is delightful and comforting. :)
Spoilers for the basic concepts, a small selection of caps mostly from the first three episodes! )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (Pride: She never fades away)

Time travel, gorgeous historical settings and damn attractive people. What's not to like?

I know, I'm so in love with list picspams right? It's either this or I spam everything in an episode... so lists it is. :) This time I bring you several excellent reasons why you should be watching the Japanese drama JIN (or if you already are, several reasons I love it)! In this drama season, My Girl has been providing me with sap (in a good way) and an opportunity to ogle Aiba consistently while You're Beautiful is just the kind of drama crack I can't get enough of. Yet JIN may still be my favorite drama that I'm watching.

To use my specific frame of reference (please don't judge this show by my taste in other shows! ;) ), JIN is like a combination of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and Rurouni Kenshin. You get the excitement of old-fashioned medicine blended with the intrigue of a transitional time in Japanese history. The series follows Minakata Jin, a surgeon in modern-day Tokyo who is thrown back in time to the Bakumatsu period. He is left to wonder if he'll ever see his fianceé and own time again, creating a new life in the past in the meantime.

A hopefully non-spoilery pimp post! )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (FH: Behold the power of a smooth chest!)
So flist, I have news. News that been slowly developing over the past couple weeks! I'm very excited to announce a new comm, put together by me and [livejournal.com profile] mojotastic!

Ever wanted to squee about a drama but no one on your flist is watching it?
Wondering what this wacky world of Asian entertainment is all about?
Want to relive an old show with some new friends?

Of course you do! I think we've all watched a lot of dramas on our own, so a change is always fun. [livejournal.com profile] dorama_watch is comm for the watching and rewatching of dramas as a group. We'll be watching on a set schedule (right now, three eps a week) and setting up a discussion/squeeing/thoughts post for every episode. Plus, people can post whatever they want about what the comm is watching at the time!

To try it out, [livejournal.com profile] mojotastic and I chose one show to watch and another to rewatch (you may have already seen both or neither)! So we'll be doing Love Shuffle and Nodame Cantabile at first. But future shows will be chosen by nominations and polling, so be sure to stop on over later if those aren't your cup of tea.

There's more detailed info over on the first entry or profile of the comm. So guys, questions/comments/suggestions? Is this something you're interested in? Do you think the comm is moving too fast or too slowly? My flist is totally my focus group on this!
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (NC: You're the only one)

It's like listening to classical music on acid.
But while snuggling a puppy and eating a cupcake!
That's how happy it makes you!



Because even (amazingly talented) crazy people need love too...  )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (GG: Over coffee)
To fill in while I wait to continue Coffee Prince, I just started Mei-chan no Shitsuji! I've seen a couple people squee over it and [livejournal.com profile] aliaspiral's post with caps just pushed me over the edge!

As always, with pics! No spoilers, if you haven't checked out the show yet... )

There might be spoilers in the comments though, if anyone wants to dish. XD
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (FH: Behold the power of a smooth chest!)

Do you like androgyny, crossdressing and
guys having crushes on other guys (who are actually girls)?

Well, then you need this kdrama in your life! )

As I mentioned in my previous pimping post, if you're interested in downloading this, or any other, Asian drama, you should go join [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]. It's an awesome community that's provided me with many hours of entertainment. <3

Ha, I like how 50% of the pictures in this spam wound up being of Eun Chan/Yoon Eun Hye. New girlcrush much?
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (FH: Behold the power of a smooth chest!)
Okay, so flist, you may or may not know that I'm currently in love with asian dramas. It's like American TV, but much crackier! And since they have a set amount of episodes, they never have a chance to fall off-track and become terrible! Seriously, it's so great to just a 12-16 episode season to watch of pure fun.

If you're new to dramas, I'd have to recommend you actually start with Hana Yori Dango as that's the show that hooked me. It's a recent classic for reason! However, there have already been great pimp posts about that show... so here's one about my current show that needs more love/fandom: Full House. It's about an aspiring writer, Han Ji-eun who, through a series of plot twists, winds up sharing a house with Young Jae, a famous actor.


You should watch Full House if you like:

And there are pictures! )

If you're interested in downloading this, or any other, Asian drama, you should go join [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]. It's an awesome community that's provided me with many hours of entertainment. <3

Coming up next, icon posts. And why you should go watch Nodame Cantabile, because I'm going to be flailing about that one too. It has more plotty elements in addition to the adorablity and crack. Pfft, if that matters to you or something! ;)

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