Showing posts from July, 2015

My Beautiful Bride - Episode 11 (A ThisKicksAssCap)

This is the culmination episode - and a turning point in the story. It's very welcome to me, because the "hunt for my bride"-trope was getting a tiny little bit used: how many times can you put Joo-Young into the hands of one or the other fraction, really? And how many times can you almost kill Do-Hyeong?. In addition, it's abundantly clear at this point of the drama that the problem won't just go away. Unless the Shadows are destroyed, our protagonists will have to fear for their lives. Ergo? The Shadows have to go. Awesome. I want an extension. 
I... wow. You have never, ever said this. Never once.

My Beautiful Bride - Episode 10 (A ThisKicksAssCap)

Oi oi oi. Brace yourselves, people. We're heading for impact and after this, nothing will be the same. I'm glad this is only episode 10 and we have six to go. Not only because I immensely enjoy this, but also because it means that he cannot quite die yet. Damn.
I really like that we are both fully aware that this drama might just actually kill its hero - and I, at least, have faith that if this happens, it will work with the story. We haven't talked about it, so I'm not sure how you feel about that.
I will cry for days. But I guess I'll be alright. Eventually. 

Kdramas Against Humanity (A Game) - Developed by mary

"Our" mary has developed something genius again: A KDramas Against Humanity Game!
Hot damn. Some people are talented. 
She's so smart!  I love her to bits!  Next challenge:  Mary, make a game called RimJeob.
Here are the instructions:

And here is the game!

My Beautiful Bride - Episode 9 (A ThisKicksAssCap)

Oi! What a pulse raising episode! I must admit, I missed that in the last 2 episodes, when we were going from sad to sadder to even worse. I like Bank Guy best when he is in killing mode. And when he runs. I loved this episode, I really did! It seems the stakes are raised even higher ... if that is possible. It's because Seo Jin-Gi has been flushed out of his comfort zone with the green fish and feels some heat. It's because Park Hyeong-Sik is slowly losing it. It's because I secretly hope for Tracksuit Guy to brutally butcher every bad guy and then kiss Lee Jin-Sook, his long-lost wife.
What IS it with Tracksuit Guy and his food aggression? (I'm with you on loving Banker when he runs - there've been several conversations about that over the weeks.)

Rants and Weekly Raves #48 (RAWR)

All is right with the world, our Sensei is back.
Yes, I am. Hello!

My Beautiful Bride - Episode 8 (A ThisKicksAssCap)

Sorry for the delay, Squeeglets, I was on holidays with no internet. Wow, everybody should try it, it's lovely! But now I'm back and have some serious catching up to do.  This episode gets 100 non-smiley faces :-( from me. It's just as desolate as 7 if not more so: There still is no hope - no hope for anybody. And there is no reason to hope either. I'll be honest. I know I watched it, but I'll be learning what happens in the recap, same as the rest of you. Not to worry. Given the novels I tend to write, you'll remember every litle detail :)

Rants and Weekly Raves #47 (RAWR)

It's a quiet week here at Squee Central.  Our leader is away, cruising the Mediterranean with family; Shuk, Dewaani, and I have been recuperating from various hospital-y things, and every one else is tied up with work and travel and what-have-you.  (So there's a whole lot of me here, but not a whole lot of everyone else, sorry.) There has been some drama watching, just not a lot of drama talking.  Fortunately, the drama watching is pretty good these days, you have to admit that.  We've got an excellent thriller/love story, another excellent love story, a couple pretty good rom-coms, even a couple things that fall solidly into WTF category (always welcome here.)  It's a good time to be a drama watcher, don't you agree? ~ Jo

My Beautiful Bride (on recap hiatus)I'm starting to think there's no way he can survive the repeated abuse.  I wasn't kidding when I said that I wouldn't 'mind' a show that kills him and turns her into a bad ass for reven…

My Beautiful Bride - Episode 7 (A ThisKicksAssCap)

A desolate episode, which leaves our main protagonist without any hope and no further leads and shows us just how brutal the world of the Shadows is. Ruuuuuuun, Do-Hyeong, ruuuuuuuun! No, actually: to bed with you! Mend! Heal! Rest!
Come here, rest with me. I have a lovely view.

Rants and Weekly Raves #46 (RAWR)

We have a new all time Top 5 post, ladies! It's ... oups. Birth of a Beauty O___o Probably the worst drama of all times? Or at least among the Top 5 worst dramas I've ever watched! But what counts in this list is not quality but quantity ... and seeing how we were the only blog crazy enough to recap this, we get all the hits. Oh well. So be it. Let us be famous for When a Man Loves, Goddess of Marriage, Jangbori, Full House Thai and ... Birth of a Beauty.
We're the Cheese Queens, I guess.
Hi Everyone! Saying a quick hello, since I won't be around for R&R for a couple of weeks. 

My Beautiful Bride - Episode 6 (A ThisKicksAssCap)

Horrible, horrible drama! I mean ... very, very good but horribly exciting and emotional drama! It makes me worry so, so much ... We're not even halfway through and I can only pray that these people make it to the end and get a chance to be happy. No mysteries solved and no new ones added in this episode, which is mainly full of action to the Rim. I mean rim. Actually, that's not true. There are more mysteries. But they don't feel as grand anymore. 
Ah, but don't you feel as though there is a big one, lurking over the horizon? I can feel it watching us.

My Beautiful Bride - Episode 5 (A ThisKicksAssCap)

Do we ever truly know a person? And is it possible to change who we are? We find out why Do-Hyeong did not recognize Joo-Young when she stepped out of the rain and it makes my heart break a little. His love for her is so deep and pure it will either make him move a mountain for her or be his early grave. This episode steps up the game (and the amount of blood that flows) and I get this very uncomfortable feelings in my stomach ... should we brace ourselves for the death of characters we care for?
Please, no. These poor loves deserve more than two years of happiness together!  

Rants and Weekly Raves #45 (RAWR)

Ladies, I made a new page: "Our Top 5". If you're so inclined, would you please select your 5 all time favorite KDramas and write a few sentences as to why it's in your Top 5? (Damn, it's tough to just go for 5!!!) Some of us already chose.
Nabi: Haha, dangerous request! Back in my pre-PotUp days I may have written extensively about a lot more than just my top five...
Just five! I'll enforce it! :D

My Love Eun Dong - Episode 5 (A SqueeCap)

Dewaani: The puzzle pieces are starting to come together as both Eun Ho and Jung Eun start finding things out. While this means that their worlds are starting to come together, it pretty much means that all the other players' worlds are starting to fall apart. This doesn't look like it's going to be pretty, well everyone is still gorgeous looking, but you know what I mean.
JoAnne: I'm only going to look at you from now on, Oppa. EunDong-ah, hwaiting!

My Beautiful Bride - Episode 4 (A ThisKicksAssCap)

There are fewer puzzles in this episode: a few are solved and hardly any new ones arise. We also get to know a few new characters as we move closer to the root of all evil - the "problem solvers". They're a scary and brutal bunch O___o (It made me want Safari back). Overall, this is the least gripping of the now aired episodes, but it was needed to take this drama to the next chapter, which may or my not bring us closer to the truth.
We can't continue on like last episode... at a certain point, they have to ANSWER some questions.  So I am grateful for the crumbs today!

My Beautiful Bride - Episode 3 (A ThisKicksAssCap)

Oh, you clever, clever drama! There are flashbacks within flashbacks within flashbacks ... and we never quite know whose memories they are and whether they are true or just imaginations. Also, almost everybody has a second, potentially real name and nothing is as it seems. I still have no clue what's going on, but this is another 100% episode. Everything is there and it's damn near perfect. How will I ever be able to watch a normal KDrama again after this one? 
Wait then! This is a trap! I can't have you ruined for KDrama, I NEED YOU. But oh my goodness, this is good. It might almost be worth the sacrifice.

My Beautiful Bride - Episode 2 (A ThisKicksAssCap)

OMG their love story is SO SWEET, it chokes me up - because it's not only sweet, it's also full of heart-wrenching tension because we know that something is awfully wrong. But what? What is it that these two people are hiding? What is going on?!
So you think he's hiding something, too, then? That makes sense. This episode is as solidly entertaining yet mysterious as the first, and yay for that!

My Beautiful Bride - Episode 1 (A ThisKicksAssCap)

I have a new recapping project and I am SO EXCITED, especially since I didn't even see this one coming. Like SO NOT on my radar. But here it is and it delivers, oh yes it does... Watch a control freak's life completely unravel as his beautiful bride disappears - without a trace. Watch really good actors act with a really good script. Watch a drama that takes you IN and doesn't let you OUT. THANK YOU, dramagods. I was losing hope. This feels like home. If home were one big web of lies, I mean. You know what I mean...the episode starts and you take a deep breath and think, 'I know this place. This is a good place. My place.' Welcome home, Kakashi! We are here!