16 January 2017


Rants and Weekly Raves #122 (RAWR)

Posted by JoAnne on January 16, 2017
kakashi: I really need to pick something else up besides Candle. I feel almost naked without anything more to watch.... Oh, wait! There are subs for Voice!
Trotwood: It's so obvious to me that the winter lull at work is over. Starting to get stressed about drama watching when drama watching is supposed to relax me. Doesn't help that I started watching Voice. I need something fun and warm to take the place of Weightlifting Fairy. Any suggestions?
JoAnne: Fun and warm? Not Korean, not until the beginning of February - and then I predict Strong Woman Do Bok Soon will fill that bill. Right now we could try Thumping Spike 2, or completed web series (6 episodes) called Choco Bank that stars Kai and is...um...a vehicle to teach youth about the financial services industry.


ToGetHer 愛就宅一起 - Episode 11 (A Contest Squeecap)

Posted by trot wood on January 16, 2017
Trotwood: I am back to try to help finish up our promise. There has been a lot of anger and slap threats going on in these posts. But this episode gives us love and loss but little anger on my part. The episodes don’t have titles, but I’m calling this one “I Really Want to See My Mom.”
kakashi: *sniff*
Sparks: It's nice to tap into much sweeter (and some sadder) emotions for a while. 
JoAnne: We're so close to the end...that kiss better be from Mars.
Shuk: As long as WeiBiatch doesn't show up, I'm pretty okay with it.

15 January 2017

14 January 2017


Love for a Thousand More - Episodes 3 & 4 (A Mini-Squeecap)

Posted by trot wood on January 14, 2017

Episode 3: Know Thyself then Know the Guy

Trotwood: We open right after she falls breaking the lightbulb and watch how the hand she cuts nearly immediately heals itself. Wow. Immortality and no scarring. Impressive. The tense moment we thought we had at the end of last episode isn’t really that tense at all because he breaks it up with a smartass comment although she has to fan herself because she feels hot.
JoAnne: And of course he didn't notice the abnormal healing. It's too soon.
SakiVI: I wonder if that is why this woman never had any descendants, because her body would just reset itself? Or maybe I'm just assuming she hasn't had any since she seems so alone. 

13 January 2017


Candle In The Tomb 鬼吹灯之精绝古城 - Episode 6 (Recap)

Posted by SakiVI on January 13, 2017
SakiVI: I like our heroine.  There's nothing that says women have to be smiling and nice all the time, or "sassy and cute". This woman's got her own issues, concerns and goals, and there's nothing wrong with that.
Trotwood: Well, so far, I don't like our heroine. I think she makes an interesting character, but I don't like her and because I like enough people in this show, I don't have to like her. As I said (warned) someone at work last week, "You don't have to like people to work well with them. That's what adults do." However, it isn't because she doesn't smile and she isn't nice (Xu Xu in Snail didn't smile for episodes on end, and I loved her). She is barely civil, and I don't respect people who can't even do that and don't believe they should make the effort just because they're experts and/or are paying people.
kakashi: I don't like her either. I don't think the show wants us to like her at this point. She is dodgy - or, to put it more nicely, "mysterious".  Bayi and Fatty don't know what her deal is and neither do we. Something is off about her
JoAnne: Funny, I read her as deeply worried about her father and thus preoccupied by that to the point of distraction. She has a lot riding on this personally so I think it's hard for her to just relax and trust anyone. I don't see her as mysterious or dodgy at all.


ToGetHer 愛就宅一起 - Episode 10 (A Contest Squeecap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on January 13, 2017
kakashi: Argh, another episode to rage about. Why do people have to break up for stupid reasons?! Well, at least, Mars gets his superstar status back - it really suits him well.
Trotwood: I'm thinking that we don't need slapping outfits anymore (although the rubber gloves will remain handy) because we should just wear our regular clothes. Too many wardrobe changes would be required here. We need slaps all around like in a lakorn.
Shuk: Agreed. I'm just ready to line up all the jerks and do one meters-long slap.
JoAnne:  I started laughing at 'line up all the jerks' but I bet only Shuk will guess why.
Sparks: This episode doesn't bother me as much as the previous. It's a good episode for Mars - hotness all around. ;)

12 January 2017


Candle In The Tomb 鬼吹灯之精绝古城 - Episode 5 (Recap)

Posted by SakiVI on January 12, 2017
SakiVI: Lots of setup for the next storyline in this episode. Our heroes are learning what they should, and shouldn't, take from a tomb. And our main heroine makes a silent, mysterious appearance.
kakashi: Do we like her?
JoAnne: Yes, but with some reluctance. She's got secrets and if they're going to hurt Bayi, I will turn on her faster than tuna salad left in the sun for an hour.
Trotwood: I don't know her well enough to like her or not. I felt sorry for her before I met her because her dad disappeared. But I thought it rude of her not to greet the people coming in to interview for the trip. So right now, I'm right in middle of no response.
I like her. It makes sense to let the others do the talking first. 


Novoland: The Castle In The Sky 九州·天空城 - Episode 3 (Recap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on January 12, 2017
kakashi: There is considerably less Emperor in this episode, which is good, because I won't spend hours taking screencaps and gif, but also bad, because there is not much Emperor in this. In this episode, he gets what he wants and at the same time proves that he is not thoroughly rotten.
JoAnne: I want him to suffer.
SakiVI: He's a difficult person in his way.

11 January 2017


Ice Fantasy 幻城 - Episode 41 (Recap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on January 11, 2017
kakashi: Slowly, but surely, we are headed towards Sacred Snow Mountain. Someone else needs to die first though.
JoAnne: Is it me?
SakiVI: Nah, someone else who has been a pain since the beginning.
Hey, wait a minute...


When a Snail Falls in Love 如果蜗牛有爱情 - Episode 10 (Recap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on January 11, 2017
kakashi: New players and new leads. Is our team even one step closer to solving this? I'm not sure anymore.
Trotwood: Usually, at this point in a drama, I want the good guys to be making more headway. Here I don't care because we are still learning even though the path towards truth seems to be making it harder and harder to get to it. It's like when you start to really clean, your place actually gets messier in the interim. That is what it's like. We are really doing a deep clean and sort and getting rid of the garbage both on the outside but within people as well.
JoAnne: Sorry, say that again? I was looking at Ji Bai.
Shuk: Things are getting complicated. But that's a good thing, I think.
Eleanor: I think Jo is trying to steal my comments. 

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