firthgal: (gaius)
Is it just me, or have k-dramas been featuring car accidents way too much lately? Like, not actual car accidents, but stupid people running into the street and then getting hit by a car. I realize that this is nothing new, because k-dramas insert those idiotic scenes quite often to create angst, but uh... What's Up did it with not one, but TWO freaking characters, though one of them was maybe not as much at fault as the other (seriously, Sun Woo Young's First Love, look both ways before crossing the street!). It happened in Padam, Padam, too. And today I was watching the first ep of Take Care of Us, Captain, because I was curious about it and could not wait for the subs, and the show itself is so super dramatic that I couldn't help but laugh at its ridiculousness, but there is one scene where the father is driving and he receives a text from the daughter, and when I thought he was going to die from texting and driving, he actually pulled over to text her back and I let out a sigh of relief, but then BAM! he gets plowed over by a truck. HOW DOES THAT EVEN HAPPEN? WHY DID HE PARK IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERSECTION? WHY DO KOREANS DRIVE SO FAST THAT THEY RUN EVERYONE OVER? It seriously is exactly like this:



Anyway, I love what What's Up has done with the Doo Ri/Sun Woo Young story, but I am sad that it seems to be concluded for now. I'll be honest, I really don't care about Tae Hee. I just don't. Out of all these characters she is the only one who does not feel real, and she's supposed to be the female lead. If she existed in the real world, people would probably assume that she's mentally retarded. She's likable in small doses (like when she accompanied Doo Ri to find Sun Woo in her hometown and wouldn't stop chattering), but when the ep focuses on her, I just want her off my screen. She is basically that manic pixie dream girl trope that I despise, so I am hoping that the show will give her some layers other than "quirky and more naive than a five-year-old." Ji-Hyun isn't doing much for me either, but I kind of like that he's more of a low-key lead since this show is more of an ensemble drama (but seriously, his neck? It's got a life of its own). Basically, I adore the supporting characters (namely Sun Woo Young and Oh Doo Ri and Do Sung and Byung Gun). I was enjoying the focus on them rather than the main characters, but, I guess the main characters had to come to the forefront eventually. Blerg. Luckily this show seems to know how to balance all of its characters. At least, it has up to this point. Final verdict next week.

Take Care of Us, Captain. I know that I'm pretty much the only person in existence that is excited about this show, but I'm going to blather on about it anyway. As I had mentioned, I watched the raw earlier today and I... kind of really enjoyed it? It was so over the top ridiculous in the drama department that I just couldn't resist. Heroine's mother dies, super dramatic funeral scene with some random hysterical-crying character. Five minutes later, father dies (in a very stupid fashion), super dramatic funeral scene with the very same random hysterical-crying character. Hero inadvertently caused the death of the heroine's mother and is the father's protege. He too had a hysterical crying scene (as did the heroine, natch). Both hero and heroine are pilots and yet somehow have never been introduced to each other. Skip ahead 7 years and heroine is plucky and well-adjusted and she has a typical meet-cute with the hero where he's kind of a jerk to her, neither of them recognize each other. Then they become colleagues and naturally they butt heads because she reminds him of himself when the whole trauma happened seven years ago. And all the airplane scenes? Extremely cheap CGI that makes me giggle every time the show cuts to it. Oh, this show, it's over the top and lame, but somehow that's what won my heart. Also, the hero is super dreamy.

I still find Color Of Woman addicting, even though I don't particularly find it to be good. It's just... I am terribly invested in Chan Jin's hopeless, unrequited love for Sora. Logically I know that his happy ending will not be with her, but oooooh my god do I wish the drama was about their love and not her love with Joon Soo. Blast it all, I do not usually fall prey to this second lead syndrome that everyone talks about, but Chan Jin is just so dang sweet and lonely and adorable and I just want him to spill his feelings to Sora, but I love him for not doing it because he knows that Joon Soo is the one that makes her heart skip a beat and he doesn't want to ruin that for her. He wants to remain being her best friend and giving her strength when he can, and he can't do that if their interactions become awkward (which they would, because she is so in love with Joon Soo that poor Chan Jin doesn't even have a chance). I do know that I don't want Chan Jin to end up with Jin Joo. I just don't, but I know that's where the show is heading since every single character has tried to push them together, and this show is big on clones of each other ending up together (as opposed to the typical k-drama staple of opposites being right for each other). I think that's what is throwing me off about this drama. I'm used to the opposites being the ones that end up together, so naturally I am rooting for Sora/Chan Jin, even though Sora will clearly only ever love Joon Soo. Hmph.

I watched the new ep of Sherlock last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Yeah, it had its flaws, but I didn't seem to care all that much? I just enjoyed everyone and everything. I feared that I'd hate the Irene Adler story since I can't stand her in the films, but apparently I enjoy the character when she is not being played by Rachel McAdams (sorry, f-list, I know that you all adore her, but I just can't board that love train. I've disliked her in everything that I've ever seen her in, but especially the Sherlock Holmes films). I loved how everyone kept pointing out that John was Sherlock's boyfriend. I loved how stupid Irene's passcode was (I groaned and laughed at the same time). I loved the back and forth between Sherlock and Irene. I loved John's subconscious jealousy. I loved Mrs. Hudson. I... didn't love the ending, mostly because it made no sense. But that's my only real complaint.

Today I watched the second Sherlock Holmes movie and enjoyed it even more than the BBC Sherlock premiere. I love how this one didn't even try to subvert the homosexual overtones between Sherlock and Watson. Sherlock's heartbreak at Watson's wedding, Sherlock asking Watson if he's happy being with him instead of being in Brighton, the ending. Guuuuuuuh, the ending. So good. spoilers ) I loved it. A lot. And not just for the gay subtext. I also loved it for all the fighting and explodey things.

This past week I've also been catching up on this past season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and man am I glad that I picked it back up. The shushing episode was fantastic. I haven't laughed at IASIP that hard in ages. And then the ep where they made their own board game was just pure brilliance, and today I watched the ep where they get stuck in a house that they've broken into for a vase, and OMG, it reminded me so much of the glory days of this show. It was just firing on all cylinders and kept me laughing like crazy, and it totally evoked that season 1 love that I used to have for this show. The ending was especially hilarious. It definitely convinced me that this show hasn't lost it (even though I had thought that it lost it a couple seasons ago).
firthgal: (vampire diaries - damon elena)
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!! OMG!

OMG!

*is now a puddle of giddy fangirly goo*

OMG, YOU GUYS, DAMON'S FACE! I LOVE HIS FACE SO MUCH. I find it interesting that an ep or two ago I didn't shed a tear at all when Stefan and Elena broke up [for real] despite both Stefan and Elena crying their eyes out to an annoying degree, but tonight? While watching Damon's face? Gaaaaah, all the boy has to do is shed one single tear and I am a goner. He is so subtly vulnerable that he just gets me every time. I think what really pulls me in about this character is that he knows he does horrible things and he doesn't ask for people's forgiveness. He doesn't want to be forgiven, he just... wants to stop hurting. He wants to be a good person for Elena, and I think a part of him wants to be a good person for Stefan, but most of all, for himself, because those few heroic moments of his are pretty much the only times when he doesn't hate himself. It's just that he can't. He can't forget what he's done, he can't forget what he is, and because of this he will never be the person he wants to be, and it's so damn heartbreaking. GOD, HIS FACE. ♥

Er... as for my NBC comedies, I found Community to be pretty weird (but still hilarious. It rarely fails at being hilarious). 30 Rock was pretty wonderful, but I found myself hating Avery for the first time ever (DON'T MESS WITH JACK AND LIZ'S BFFery, DAMN IT! Though I did understand where she was coming from. Jack and Liz consult each other about every single life decision they ever make, including baby names, so, yes, of course Avery would feel threatened. But still, cutting them off from each other when she knows that they really can't live without each other? NOT COOL. And this was yet another ep that proved that Jack and Liz should just get married already, because they are way closer to each other than they are their boyfriend/girlfriend). The Office was pretty adorable. STOP THAT BLONDE LADY, SHE STOLE MY BABY (and the scones). That was pretty much the highlight of the ep for me. Well, that and Andy's bowtie.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia had an insane amount of guest stars tonight. WHAT WAS UP WITH THAT? But I loved them all. Particularly Jason Sudeikis. I love how someone way more normal than the gang comes across as a total douche when hanging out with them. Oh god, him laughing at Mac's failed attempts at roundhouse kicking the bell was so weirdly heartbreaking. LOVED the scene between Charlie and Dave Foley, probably my favorite bit of the episode. I am so glad that I didn't actually give up on this show, because this season is shaping up to be pretty awesome.
firthgal: (vampire diaries - damon elena)
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!! OMG!

OMG!

*is now a puddle of giddy fangirly goo*

OMG, YOU GUYS, DAMON'S FACE! I LOVE HIS FACE SO MUCH. I find it interesting that an ep or two ago I didn't shed a tear at all when Stefan and Elena broke up [for real] despite both Stefan and Elena crying their eyes out to an annoying degree, but tonight? While watching Damon's face? Gaaaaah, all the boy has to do is shed one single tear and I am a goner. He is so subtly vulnerable that he just gets me every time. I think what really pulls me in about this character is that he knows he does horrible things and he doesn't ask for people's forgiveness. He doesn't want to be forgiven, he just... wants to stop hurting. He wants to be a good person for Elena, and I think a part of him wants to be a good person for Stefan, but most of all, for himself, because those few heroic moments of his are pretty much the only times when he doesn't hate himself. It's just that he can't. He can't forget what he's done, he can't forget what he is, and because of this he will never be the person he wants to be, and it's so damn heartbreaking. GOD, HIS FACE. ♥

Er... as for my NBC comedies, I found Community to be pretty weird (but still hilarious. It rarely fails at being hilarious). 30 Rock was pretty wonderful, but I found myself hating Avery for the first time ever (DON'T MESS WITH JACK AND LIZ'S BFFery, DAMN IT! Though I did understand where she was coming from. Jack and Liz consult each other about every single life decision they ever make, including baby names, so, yes, of course Avery would feel threatened. But still, cutting them off from each other when she knows that they really can't live without each other? NOT COOL. And this was yet another ep that proved that Jack and Liz should just get married already, because they are way closer to each other than they are their boyfriend/girlfriend). The Office was pretty adorable. STOP THAT BLONDE LADY, SHE STOLE MY BABY (and the scones). That was pretty much the highlight of the ep for me. Well, that and Andy's bowtie.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia had an insane amount of guest stars tonight. WHAT WAS UP WITH THAT? But I loved them all. Particularly Jason Sudeikis. I love how someone way more normal than the gang comes across as a total douche when hanging out with them. Oh god, him laughing at Mac's failed attempts at roundhouse kicking the bell was so weirdly heartbreaking. LOVED the scene between Charlie and Dave Foley, probably my favorite bit of the episode. I am so glad that I didn't actually give up on this show, because this season is shaping up to be pretty awesome.
firthgal: (true blood - bill)
ANDY'S HALLOWEEN COSTUME ASDHJKLFHJASDH;KLJ!!!! As if I couldn't love that boy more than I already do. Is it sad that I knew what his costume was long before the explanation? Also, JIM AND PAM AND THEIR DORKY SELVES. ♥ ♥ ♥ I have no idea what Kelly was (either time, though possibly the second costume was Katy Perry? Maybe?) Don't know what Ryan was either. And I love Michael for being my lame comedy soulmate, because he was FREAKING MACGRUBER, OMG I LOVE HIM. I am disappointed that he never said, "Let's go pound some Cunth," though. WHAT UP, MICHAEL SCOTT? Gabe was super adorable, but sadly not as epic as Dean Pelton's take on Lady Gaga. My favorite part of the ep, though? The cold open (especially the Kevin/Phyllis switch out). I LOVE YOU STANLEY THE MANLY.

Community was entertaining, but I think I'm starting to get tired of their high concept episodes. I did love that this one got to focus on Troy and Troy/Abed, and the surprise hookup that happened in this ep had me laughing like crazy, but I kind of hate how characterization seems to fly out the window this season (especially with this ep and the Apollo 13 ep). I don't know, I am just feeling a strange disconnect from the characters of Community this year, and that never once happened last year whether I liked the episode or not. Meh, that being said, this episode was really funny and well done, but once again it left me feeling an emotional disconnect from everyone except for Troy and Abed. Also, I am not a horror/monster movie fan, so I didn't understand any of the references at all (which probably explains why I didn't enjoy this one as much as Modern Warfare or Contemporary American Poultry). Heck, even with Modern Warfare I didn't particularly like what happened character-wise, but I felt that the show pulled off the action/apocalypse parody within its own universe so beautifully, whereas this ep felt a little less natural (same with Contemporary American Poultry vs the Apollo 13 ep, though with CAP I loved how it was both a parody episode and a great character/ensemble episode). Bah, in short, season 2 is still not doing much for me, though I still find this show 20 times funnier than most everything that's on TV right now. (seriously, if this show gets canceled because of the utter crap that is Outsourced, I will be so freaking angry. I've tried watching Outsourced, several times, but ugh, I cannot stand it one bit. Offensive, condescending to both its characters and the audience, and simply NOT FUNNY. Am I alone in this??? Because I really feel like I am. It's nice that the show brings some diversity to American television, but it sucks that the writing comes across as so very racist and NOT FUNNY)

The Big Bang Theory was pretty funny tonight. Especially Sheldon and his text-based computer game from the 1980s. &hearts &hearts &hearts Ha, actually, it so reminded me of when my oldest brother used to make us play Dungeons and Dragons with him and it was pretty much just really stupid stuff like:

Him: (in a ridiculously serious voice) You're walking in a cave and come to a door, what do you do?
Me: Uh... open it.
Him: You can't, it's locked!
Me: I find the key and open it.
Him: You can't find the key! There is no key!
Me: Okay, fine, I turn around and go back.
Him: You can't! All pathways are blocked except for the locked door!
Me: This is stupid.
Him: No it's not. You just don't have any imagination.
Me: *sigh* Alright, I cast a spell on the door and it opened.
Him: You can't do that! No spell can break its lock!
Me: I blew the door up with a spell.
Him: Can't do that!
Me: Why?
Him: Magic won't work on this door!
Me: OH MY GOD, I HATE THIS GAME, YOU ARE JUST MAKING STUFF UP. I'M LEAVING, NERD.
Him: It's not my fault that you aren't smart enough to figure out how to play this game.
Me: OH MY GOD, I WANT TO PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE RIGHT NOW.

Yeah, that's pretty much how it went. To this day I still don't understand the basic rules of Dungeons and Dragons.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was pretty good tonight, too.

Spoilers. What? Spoilers? For this show? Oh yes. )
firthgal: (true blood - bill)
ANDY'S HALLOWEEN COSTUME ASDHJKLFHJASDH;KLJ!!!! As if I couldn't love that boy more than I already do. Is it sad that I knew what his costume was long before the explanation? Also, JIM AND PAM AND THEIR DORKY SELVES. ♥ ♥ ♥ I have no idea what Kelly was (either time, though possibly the second costume was Katy Perry? Maybe?) Don't know what Ryan was either. And I love Michael for being my lame comedy soulmate, because he was FREAKING MACGRUBER, OMG I LOVE HIM. I am disappointed that he never said, "Let's go pound some Cunth," though. WHAT UP, MICHAEL SCOTT? Gabe was super adorable, but sadly not as epic as Dean Pelton's take on Lady Gaga. My favorite part of the ep, though? The cold open (especially the Kevin/Phyllis switch out). I LOVE YOU STANLEY THE MANLY.

Community was entertaining, but I think I'm starting to get tired of their high concept episodes. I did love that this one got to focus on Troy and Troy/Abed, and the surprise hookup that happened in this ep had me laughing like crazy, but I kind of hate how characterization seems to fly out the window this season (especially with this ep and the Apollo 13 ep). I don't know, I am just feeling a strange disconnect from the characters of Community this year, and that never once happened last year whether I liked the episode or not. Meh, that being said, this episode was really funny and well done, but once again it left me feeling an emotional disconnect from everyone except for Troy and Abed. Also, I am not a horror/monster movie fan, so I didn't understand any of the references at all (which probably explains why I didn't enjoy this one as much as Modern Warfare or Contemporary American Poultry). Heck, even with Modern Warfare I didn't particularly like what happened character-wise, but I felt that the show pulled off the action/apocalypse parody within its own universe so beautifully, whereas this ep felt a little less natural (same with Contemporary American Poultry vs the Apollo 13 ep, though with CAP I loved how it was both a parody episode and a great character/ensemble episode). Bah, in short, season 2 is still not doing much for me, though I still find this show 20 times funnier than most everything that's on TV right now. (seriously, if this show gets canceled because of the utter crap that is Outsourced, I will be so freaking angry. I've tried watching Outsourced, several times, but ugh, I cannot stand it one bit. Offensive, condescending to both its characters and the audience, and simply NOT FUNNY. Am I alone in this??? Because I really feel like I am. It's nice that the show brings some diversity to American television, but it sucks that the writing comes across as so very racist and NOT FUNNY)

The Big Bang Theory was pretty funny tonight. Especially Sheldon and his text-based computer game from the 1980s. &hearts &hearts &hearts Ha, actually, it so reminded me of when my oldest brother used to make us play Dungeons and Dragons with him and it was pretty much just really stupid stuff like:

Him: (in a ridiculously serious voice) You're walking in a cave and come to a door, what do you do?
Me: Uh... open it.
Him: You can't, it's locked!
Me: I find the key and open it.
Him: You can't find the key! There is no key!
Me: Okay, fine, I turn around and go back.
Him: You can't! All pathways are blocked except for the locked door!
Me: This is stupid.
Him: No it's not. You just don't have any imagination.
Me: *sigh* Alright, I cast a spell on the door and it opened.
Him: You can't do that! No spell can break its lock!
Me: I blew the door up with a spell.
Him: Can't do that!
Me: Why?
Him: Magic won't work on this door!
Me: OH MY GOD, I HATE THIS GAME, YOU ARE JUST MAKING STUFF UP. I'M LEAVING, NERD.
Him: It's not my fault that you aren't smart enough to figure out how to play this game.
Me: OH MY GOD, I WANT TO PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE RIGHT NOW.

Yeah, that's pretty much how it went. To this day I still don't understand the basic rules of Dungeons and Dragons.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was pretty good tonight, too.

Spoilers. What? Spoilers? For this show? Oh yes. )
firthgal: (ksw - iris)
Community was ridiculously hilarious tonight, and Abed was ridiculously hot throughout the whole ep (especially in the tag scene). I'm not usually much of an Abed fangirl, but seriously, that dude was smokin' tonight. Also, this episode proved that I simply cannot stop shipping Britta/Pierce. THEIR CHEMISTRY IS UNDENIABLE, DAMN IT. Especially their comedic chemistry. They play off of each other so delightfully! I want them to have more scenes together, is what I'm saying. Also, the badass Shirley scene was so, so, so well done.

30 ROCK WAS THE GREATEST. Well, okay, maybe not the greatest, but it was delightfully hilarious in every single way and by far the greatest episode they've done in a long while. EPIC AMOUNTS OF JACK AND LIZ. JACK DOING A SERIOUSLY DISTURBING REAGAN IMPRESSION. FRAJUR! THE SECRET FRIENDS CLUB (is that what it was called? My memory is failing me at the moment). TRACY!!! The funniest part of the ep was definitely the scene where Jack solves the Tracy problem, oh god, I laughed way too hard at that. HEARTWARMING JACK/LIZ MOMENT AT THE END. I am falling in love with this show all over again, and you know what? As long as the show keeps giving us these wonderful friendship moments between Jack and Liz, then I think I can finally come to terms with the fact that they will never get together. It's just not going to happen, and I think that this season is doing a good job of helping me embrace their BFFery minus the sexual tension. It helps that the overall writing of the show is so much stronger this season, too.

The Office was... well, it made me laugh, but it was one of those eps that really wasn't that memorable yet still gave me joy simply because I am addicted to spending time with all these characters. I think this is why I will never give up The Office, even when Steve Carell leaves. I love these nutjobs too much to leave them. ESPECIALLY ANDY AND HIS SEXY FALSETTO VOICE. Oh gosh, his face when he realized that he, Darryl, and Kevin were just jamming together like friends! Oh, I love him.

The Big Bang Theory was pretty meh. I am beginning to get tired of the Amy Farrah Fowler storyline. It was cute in the beginning, but they are overusing her now. As much as I adore Sheldon, having two of him is just overkill, you know? Also, Penny was completely absent from this episode, which made it feel incomplete. That being said, the ep did make me laugh, but like The Office, it just wasn't a very notable episode.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was okay. I really enjoyed the storyline about Mac and Charlie's mothers, but the Frank/Dee storyline kind of brought the episode down (though I did love Dee's insane devotion to being a Grobanite). Anyhow, still a fairly hilarious episode, and Charlie and Mac were adorable (as they always are).




So, I was looking at Kim Seung Woo's DramaWiki page yesterday, and I noticed that Athena: Goddess of War has suddenly shown up as one of his TV shows. Is this for real? BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE MAGNIFICENT. I tried googling it, but all I found were articles from August, all saying that he might be reprising his role as Park Chul Young in the IRIS spin-off. So, I'm trying not to get my hopes up, especially since he is nowhere to be seen in the trailor, BUT HOW AWESOME WOULD THAT BE?



Seriously, he needs to get in on that action. You know, as much as I loved City Hall, Cha Seung Won is just not much of a looker, is he? Especially with that goatee in this preview, eesh. Though I will not be surprised if he totally charms me with his badassery in Athena, just as he charmed me in City Hall with his angst-eyes and witty banter.

In other news, I am now watching I am Sam for a second time. Or, well, I'm watching all the Eun Byul/Jang scenes again (and I tend to watch my favorite ones over and over again before finally moving on). I think I'm enjoying their romance even more than I did the first time around. I know that this drama is completely ridiculous and considered total crack, but I'm pretty sure it's my favoritest rom-com ever. It's like it was tailor-made just for me. Male Teacher/Female Student (a rarity in Asian dramas, at least as far as I can tell. Most are Female Teacher/Male Student, and pretty much all age gap romances have the woman being the older party, which doesn't intrigue me as much, sadly), completely emotional bond with a few sexual innuendos here and there, ANGST (in a fun sort of way as opposed to the depressing kind that can be found in dramas like Tree of Heaven), adorable moments of jealousy, witty banter, both characters changing for the better because of each other, co-dependency, unrequitedness, inappropriateness, hilarity... I FREAKING LOVE THIS SHOW. A lot. And every time I watch it I keep trying to think of who the heck T.O.P. reminds me of, but then last night someone on [livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets said that he looks exactly like Spock when he has short hair, and I went, "THAT'S IT!!!" It all makes sense now.



Oh, T.O.P. I don't generally find him all that attractive, but there is something alluring about him in that vid (particularly the very end where he does that thing with his eyebrow)

Speaking of T.O.P., I find this vid both horrifying and addictive:



WHAT IS THAT? I don't know, but I find that one girl's hair completely hypnotizing (the one who got it to stick straight up in the air). This K-pop phenomenon is quite perplexing (though, I found America's obsession with boybands in the 90s quite perplexing, too).
firthgal: (ksw - iris)
Community was ridiculously hilarious tonight, and Abed was ridiculously hot throughout the whole ep (especially in the tag scene). I'm not usually much of an Abed fangirl, but seriously, that dude was smokin' tonight. Also, this episode proved that I simply cannot stop shipping Britta/Pierce. THEIR CHEMISTRY IS UNDENIABLE, DAMN IT. Especially their comedic chemistry. They play off of each other so delightfully! I want them to have more scenes together, is what I'm saying. Also, the badass Shirley scene was so, so, so well done.

30 ROCK WAS THE GREATEST. Well, okay, maybe not the greatest, but it was delightfully hilarious in every single way and by far the greatest episode they've done in a long while. EPIC AMOUNTS OF JACK AND LIZ. JACK DOING A SERIOUSLY DISTURBING REAGAN IMPRESSION. FRAJUR! THE SECRET FRIENDS CLUB (is that what it was called? My memory is failing me at the moment). TRACY!!! The funniest part of the ep was definitely the scene where Jack solves the Tracy problem, oh god, I laughed way too hard at that. HEARTWARMING JACK/LIZ MOMENT AT THE END. I am falling in love with this show all over again, and you know what? As long as the show keeps giving us these wonderful friendship moments between Jack and Liz, then I think I can finally come to terms with the fact that they will never get together. It's just not going to happen, and I think that this season is doing a good job of helping me embrace their BFFery minus the sexual tension. It helps that the overall writing of the show is so much stronger this season, too.

The Office was... well, it made me laugh, but it was one of those eps that really wasn't that memorable yet still gave me joy simply because I am addicted to spending time with all these characters. I think this is why I will never give up The Office, even when Steve Carell leaves. I love these nutjobs too much to leave them. ESPECIALLY ANDY AND HIS SEXY FALSETTO VOICE. Oh gosh, his face when he realized that he, Darryl, and Kevin were just jamming together like friends! Oh, I love him.

The Big Bang Theory was pretty meh. I am beginning to get tired of the Amy Farrah Fowler storyline. It was cute in the beginning, but they are overusing her now. As much as I adore Sheldon, having two of him is just overkill, you know? Also, Penny was completely absent from this episode, which made it feel incomplete. That being said, the ep did make me laugh, but like The Office, it just wasn't a very notable episode.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was okay. I really enjoyed the storyline about Mac and Charlie's mothers, but the Frank/Dee storyline kind of brought the episode down (though I did love Dee's insane devotion to being a Grobanite). Anyhow, still a fairly hilarious episode, and Charlie and Mac were adorable (as they always are).




So, I was looking at Kim Seung Woo's DramaWiki page yesterday, and I noticed that Athena: Goddess of War has suddenly shown up as one of his TV shows. Is this for real? BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE MAGNIFICENT. I tried googling it, but all I found were articles from August, all saying that he might be reprising his role as Park Chul Young in the IRIS spin-off. So, I'm trying not to get my hopes up, especially since he is nowhere to be seen in the trailor, BUT HOW AWESOME WOULD THAT BE?



Seriously, he needs to get in on that action. You know, as much as I loved City Hall, Cha Seung Won is just not much of a looker, is he? Especially with that goatee in this preview, eesh. Though I will not be surprised if he totally charms me with his badassery in Athena, just as he charmed me in City Hall with his angst-eyes and witty banter.

In other news, I am now watching I am Sam for a second time. Or, well, I'm watching all the Eun Byul/Jang scenes again (and I tend to watch my favorite ones over and over again before finally moving on). I think I'm enjoying their romance even more than I did the first time around. I know that this drama is completely ridiculous and considered total crack, but I'm pretty sure it's my favoritest rom-com ever. It's like it was tailor-made just for me. Male Teacher/Female Student (a rarity in Asian dramas, at least as far as I can tell. Most are Female Teacher/Male Student, and pretty much all age gap romances have the woman being the older party, which doesn't intrigue me as much, sadly), completely emotional bond with a few sexual innuendos here and there, ANGST (in a fun sort of way as opposed to the depressing kind that can be found in dramas like Tree of Heaven), adorable moments of jealousy, witty banter, both characters changing for the better because of each other, co-dependency, unrequitedness, inappropriateness, hilarity... I FREAKING LOVE THIS SHOW. A lot. And every time I watch it I keep trying to think of who the heck T.O.P. reminds me of, but then last night someone on [livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets said that he looks exactly like Spock when he has short hair, and I went, "THAT'S IT!!!" It all makes sense now.



Oh, T.O.P. I don't generally find him all that attractive, but there is something alluring about him in that vid (particularly the very end where he does that thing with his eyebrow)

Speaking of T.O.P., I find this vid both horrifying and addictive:



WHAT IS THAT? I don't know, but I find that one girl's hair completely hypnotizing (the one who got it to stick straight up in the air). This K-pop phenomenon is quite perplexing (though, I found America's obsession with boybands in the 90s quite perplexing, too).
firthgal: (30 rock - jack liz elevator)
1. COMMUNITY WAS SO FREAKING AWESOME. Now this is the Community that I love. Completely hilarious and utterly ridiculous. My only real complaint is that they pushed the Dean sexual deviant jokes a little too hard tonight. Otherwise, pretty darn good episode. Not as epic as a lot of their film parodies from season 1, but I highly enjoyed the detail that went into that KFC space simulator from the 1980s. Now I'm curious as to whether that was actually a thing or not. *googles* No, I don't think it was. Which makes the detail that they put into it all the more impressive.

2. 30 Rock live episode! SO, SO WONDERFUL. I really loved the show in that format, I have to say. The pacing was a little hectic though (which is natural since they tried to fit so many things into it). And there was this really sweet Jack/Liz moment that made me all melty and I found it interesting that even in the live format you can feel their chemistry/emotion/whatever it is about them that I love so freaking much. It was jarring to hear a laugh track though (or, well, it was a live studio audience, but still, completely jarring for a 30 Rock episode).

3. The Office was also pretty hilarious tonight.

Spoilers )

4. The Big Bang Theory was half hilarious and half blah. I love Howard immensely, but I'm not fond of eps that focus on him separate from the other guys. Especially when it's him having fantasies about shoehorned in guest stars THAT AREN'T FUNNY. AT ALL. Luckily the B-plot of the ep was a Sheldon/Raj face-off that was so magnificently hilarious. RAJ'S BROBDINGGNAGIAN DESK! ♥

5. It's Always Sunny! ANOTHER CHARLIE/MAC EPISODE, HOLY CRAP. I dug this one, but I think I may have enjoyed the Dennis/Dee scenes even more than I did the Charlie/Mac scenes (although Charlie and Mac arguing over whether Mac can do a backflip delighted me so very much. I love how Mac is always taken aback (or completely heartbroken) whenever Charlie isn't worshiping or encouraging him).
firthgal: (30 rock - jack liz elevator)
1. COMMUNITY WAS SO FREAKING AWESOME. Now this is the Community that I love. Completely hilarious and utterly ridiculous. My only real complaint is that they pushed the Dean sexual deviant jokes a little too hard tonight. Otherwise, pretty darn good episode. Not as epic as a lot of their film parodies from season 1, but I highly enjoyed the detail that went into that KFC space simulator from the 1980s. Now I'm curious as to whether that was actually a thing or not. *googles* No, I don't think it was. Which makes the detail that they put into it all the more impressive.

2. 30 Rock live episode! SO, SO WONDERFUL. I really loved the show in that format, I have to say. The pacing was a little hectic though (which is natural since they tried to fit so many things into it). And there was this really sweet Jack/Liz moment that made me all melty and I found it interesting that even in the live format you can feel their chemistry/emotion/whatever it is about them that I love so freaking much. It was jarring to hear a laugh track though (or, well, it was a live studio audience, but still, completely jarring for a 30 Rock episode).

3. The Office was also pretty hilarious tonight.

Spoilers )

4. The Big Bang Theory was half hilarious and half blah. I love Howard immensely, but I'm not fond of eps that focus on him separate from the other guys. Especially when it's him having fantasies about shoehorned in guest stars THAT AREN'T FUNNY. AT ALL. Luckily the B-plot of the ep was a Sheldon/Raj face-off that was so magnificently hilarious. RAJ'S BROBDINGGNAGIAN DESK! ♥

5. It's Always Sunny! ANOTHER CHARLIE/MAC EPISODE, HOLY CRAP. I dug this one, but I think I may have enjoyed the Dennis/Dee scenes even more than I did the Charlie/Mac scenes (although Charlie and Mac arguing over whether Mac can do a backflip delighted me so very much. I love how Mac is always taken aback (or completely heartbroken) whenever Charlie isn't worshiping or encouraging him).

ANDY!!!!!

Oct. 7th, 2010 10:35 pm
firthgal: (Andy - OMG)
Sorry that I have been MIA lately (so MIA that I haven't even gotten to replying to comments from last week, which kills me because I love it when you all talk about things with me! Which means I should reply in a timely manner). Anyway, I blame K-dramas. IT'S AN ADDICTION. I CAN'T HELP IT. But I managed to tear myself away for my Thursday night comedies:

1. HOW FANTASTIC WAS ANDY ON THE OFFICE TONIGHT? OMG, HE IS SO, SO WONDROUS.

Spoilers )

2. 30 Rock was so, so, so, so, SO freaking hilarious tonight. I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. Best episode since Apollo, Apollo I'd say.

3. Community. Meh. I am not loving the show as much as I did last season, sadly. Of course, last season got off to a slow start too, so, maybe the show is just finding its footing all over again (only not as sloppily as it did last season). I mean, the ep made me laugh, definitely, but it seems to be missing some of the charm of season 1. I don't know, I don't know. However, I freaking LOVE Duncan/Chang, forever and always, and I feel like they're going to be my new Jeff/Annie if we keep getting that awesomeness every week.

4. Okay, tonight's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia paired up Mac/Charlie and Dennis/Dee, and those are my favorite dynamics, so, naturally I adored this episode. PARTICULARLY THE MAC/CHARLIE HOCKEY TRAINING MONTAGE. They are the greatest. ♥ JIBRONIES.

And... now I'm going back to my K-dramas. *sigh*

ANDY!!!!!

Oct. 7th, 2010 10:35 pm
firthgal: (Andy - OMG)
Sorry that I have been MIA lately (so MIA that I haven't even gotten to replying to comments from last week, which kills me because I love it when you all talk about things with me! Which means I should reply in a timely manner). Anyway, I blame K-dramas. IT'S AN ADDICTION. I CAN'T HELP IT. But I managed to tear myself away for my Thursday night comedies:

1. HOW FANTASTIC WAS ANDY ON THE OFFICE TONIGHT? OMG, HE IS SO, SO WONDROUS.

Spoilers )

2. 30 Rock was so, so, so, so, SO freaking hilarious tonight. I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. Best episode since Apollo, Apollo I'd say.

3. Community. Meh. I am not loving the show as much as I did last season, sadly. Of course, last season got off to a slow start too, so, maybe the show is just finding its footing all over again (only not as sloppily as it did last season). I mean, the ep made me laugh, definitely, but it seems to be missing some of the charm of season 1. I don't know, I don't know. However, I freaking LOVE Duncan/Chang, forever and always, and I feel like they're going to be my new Jeff/Annie if we keep getting that awesomeness every week.

4. Okay, tonight's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia paired up Mac/Charlie and Dennis/Dee, and those are my favorite dynamics, so, naturally I adored this episode. PARTICULARLY THE MAC/CHARLIE HOCKEY TRAINING MONTAGE. They are the greatest. ♥ JIBRONIES.

And... now I'm going back to my K-dramas. *sigh*
firthgal: (ksw - iris)
1. You know how last week I said that I'd stop watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia? I TOTALLY LIED. Because I watched it tonight, and it made me laugh really hard, and because of that I just can't stop watching. I'M AFRAID OF MISSING THE GOOD STUFF. So, yeah, I'll suffer through the crappy eps in order to catch the few gems that this show is still churning out. Oh god, DEE AND HER FREAKY DANCE MOVES. DENNIS AND HIS IMPLICATIONS. CHARLIE AND MAC AND THEIR PATRONIZING. FRANK DESTROYING THINGS. THE HORSE TOOTH. Basically, I loved this ep. A lot. This is Sunny doing what it does best: being wacky and having no real plot. The premiere two-parter was just awful, probably because it tried to attempt some sort of plot and failed terribly.

2. The Big Bang Theory also delighted me. I love that this season seems to have shifted the focus back to Sheldon. He's the main reason why I watch, so, you know, I'm totally down with that (though I do miss the blatant homosexual implications about Raj/Howard that was in pretty much every ep of season 3).

3. Community! Funny episode, but still not on par with season 1. Still though, Annie and her out of control chloroforming had me laughing my head off. Oh, Annie. I love her way too much. Also, SENOR CHANG. I felt so bad for him. Just... HOW DOES THE SHOW DO THAT? Oh man, when it cut to his little dream sequence when he was asked why he was popping and locking so hard, I actually got a lump in my throat. CHANG. ♥ Ha, I knew that story would end the way it did, because, let's face it, this study group is made up of a bunch of lovable jerks, but still, it hurt (though it also made me laugh).

4. 30 Rock. Was not feeling it in the beginning, but then Tracy followed the wrong Grizz and I fell in mad love with this episode. I LOVE YOU, TRACY JORDAN. And I love how him knowing all that trivia somehow made perfect sense. And I enjoyed the show's use of Paul Giamatti. It was the first time in a long time when a big name guest star was not treated like a big name guest star and actually fit beautifully into the 30 Rock world. And Tracy!Kenneth! And the tag scene! That tag scene gave me a Jack/Liz thrill that I haven't felt since... I can't even remember.

5. The Office! It made me laugh, but I didn't enjoy this one as much as last week's ep. I did love Dwight getting Pretty Woman-ified though. And Toby's sneak attack therapy on Michael was kind of brilliant. And Michael's Gabe impression was magnificent. And Andy throwing his cuff links away was kind of sexy. I'm sorry, that's all I've got. There wasn't much to talk about with this ep.






Yeah, just expect a Kim Seung Woo spam in every post. I &HEARTS HIM KIND OF A LOT. I finished Mr. Duke today. As I suspected, the show continued being super adorable, and the romance was all angsty and dramatic but not in an annoying way? Or maybe I just felt that way because it was Kim Seung Woo WHO DOES EVERYTHING ADORABLY. The music was uber cheesy and sounded like it was stuck in the mid 90s even though the drama was made in 2000, but, you know. Also, during the most emotional bits everything just goes dead silent, which threw me off since I am used to the K-dramas having beautiful musical scores for the emotional bits. Definitely gives it a different emotional impact. But, anyway, all I really wanted out of this drama was KSW being heavily featured and for the romance to be super adorable and have a happy ending, so, in that case, this drama delivered completely.

Also, now that I've seen KSW in numerous things, I am almost positive that in IRIS he played Chul Young as being in love with Soon Hwa. I WILL NOT GIVE UP ON THIS. I am still holding onto this foolish hope that IRIS 2 will focus on a Chul Young/Soon Hwa romance, even though I have no idea if those two characters will even be in IRIS 2, or if IRIS 2 is still even a thing. I don't know. I wish I could read Korean so that I'd have better info on this. I believe that Kim Seung Woo is busy being a talk show host right now (I guess?), so I don't even know if he plans on doing anymore dramas anytime soon, but... if IRIS 2 is a thing, and they ask him to come back, and he can't? I will be heartbroken beyond repair.
firthgal: (ksw - iris)
1. You know how last week I said that I'd stop watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia? I TOTALLY LIED. Because I watched it tonight, and it made me laugh really hard, and because of that I just can't stop watching. I'M AFRAID OF MISSING THE GOOD STUFF. So, yeah, I'll suffer through the crappy eps in order to catch the few gems that this show is still churning out. Oh god, DEE AND HER FREAKY DANCE MOVES. DENNIS AND HIS IMPLICATIONS. CHARLIE AND MAC AND THEIR PATRONIZING. FRANK DESTROYING THINGS. THE HORSE TOOTH. Basically, I loved this ep. A lot. This is Sunny doing what it does best: being wacky and having no real plot. The premiere two-parter was just awful, probably because it tried to attempt some sort of plot and failed terribly.

2. The Big Bang Theory also delighted me. I love that this season seems to have shifted the focus back to Sheldon. He's the main reason why I watch, so, you know, I'm totally down with that (though I do miss the blatant homosexual implications about Raj/Howard that was in pretty much every ep of season 3).

3. Community! Funny episode, but still not on par with season 1. Still though, Annie and her out of control chloroforming had me laughing my head off. Oh, Annie. I love her way too much. Also, SENOR CHANG. I felt so bad for him. Just... HOW DOES THE SHOW DO THAT? Oh man, when it cut to his little dream sequence when he was asked why he was popping and locking so hard, I actually got a lump in my throat. CHANG. ♥ Ha, I knew that story would end the way it did, because, let's face it, this study group is made up of a bunch of lovable jerks, but still, it hurt (though it also made me laugh).

4. 30 Rock. Was not feeling it in the beginning, but then Tracy followed the wrong Grizz and I fell in mad love with this episode. I LOVE YOU, TRACY JORDAN. And I love how him knowing all that trivia somehow made perfect sense. And I enjoyed the show's use of Paul Giamatti. It was the first time in a long time when a big name guest star was not treated like a big name guest star and actually fit beautifully into the 30 Rock world. And Tracy!Kenneth! And the tag scene! That tag scene gave me a Jack/Liz thrill that I haven't felt since... I can't even remember.

5. The Office! It made me laugh, but I didn't enjoy this one as much as last week's ep. I did love Dwight getting Pretty Woman-ified though. And Toby's sneak attack therapy on Michael was kind of brilliant. And Michael's Gabe impression was magnificent. And Andy throwing his cuff links away was kind of sexy. I'm sorry, that's all I've got. There wasn't much to talk about with this ep.






Yeah, just expect a Kim Seung Woo spam in every post. I &HEARTS HIM KIND OF A LOT. I finished Mr. Duke today. As I suspected, the show continued being super adorable, and the romance was all angsty and dramatic but not in an annoying way? Or maybe I just felt that way because it was Kim Seung Woo WHO DOES EVERYTHING ADORABLY. The music was uber cheesy and sounded like it was stuck in the mid 90s even though the drama was made in 2000, but, you know. Also, during the most emotional bits everything just goes dead silent, which threw me off since I am used to the K-dramas having beautiful musical scores for the emotional bits. Definitely gives it a different emotional impact. But, anyway, all I really wanted out of this drama was KSW being heavily featured and for the romance to be super adorable and have a happy ending, so, in that case, this drama delivered completely.

Also, now that I've seen KSW in numerous things, I am almost positive that in IRIS he played Chul Young as being in love with Soon Hwa. I WILL NOT GIVE UP ON THIS. I am still holding onto this foolish hope that IRIS 2 will focus on a Chul Young/Soon Hwa romance, even though I have no idea if those two characters will even be in IRIS 2, or if IRIS 2 is still even a thing. I don't know. I wish I could read Korean so that I'd have better info on this. I believe that Kim Seung Woo is busy being a talk show host right now (I guess?), so I don't even know if he plans on doing anymore dramas anytime soon, but... if IRIS 2 is a thing, and they ask him to come back, and he can't? I will be heartbroken beyond repair.
firthgal: (ksw - facepalm)
1. Oh, you guys, The Big Bang Theory was so freaking hilarious tonight. SHELDON/PENNY!!!! The show is always amazing when it teams those two together, and gosh have I missed that team-up like crazy. They are even more hilarious when female!Sheldon is added to the mix. I also highly enjoyed the ridiculous Howard subplot. This was definitely my favorite premiere of the night.

2. Community! I AM SO RIDICULOUSLY HAPPY TO HAVE THIS SHOW BACK IN MY LIFE AGAIN. Not that it ever really left considering the fact that I obsessed over it all summer, but, you know, it's nice to have new material to see. As a Community fan, I really, really enjoyed this ep and found it suitably hilarious. As a Jeff/Annie fan, however, I was a little depressed? Like, I did not want Jeff and Annie coming back as a power couple or any ridiculous nonsense like that, and I fully expected the show to hit the reset button with them, but... they kind of demeaned the entire Jeff/Annie relationship in one episode, which bummed me out a little bit. On the other hand, I found their actions to be 100% in character and probably would have found it weird had it gone any other way, so I'm sort of satisfied at the same time. I don't know, it's complicated. But, yeah, I feel like the show has effectively shut them down (my fellow shippers felt otherwise it looks like, but I honestly did not see anything good for the ship as a possible future romance. Maybe it is just that I find douchey Jeff repugnant, but... I just have trouble seeing how Annie could ever see him in the long-term again after all that heartbreak).

3. 30 Rock! It was... good, I guess? I enjoyed it, I think? I am very non-committal tonight, apparently. I liked the return to the Jack/Liz friendship, but I still miss the sexy vibes that they used to have. LOVED the Tracy/Kenneth! And Jenna was awesome. Was scarred for life by the joke about Pete having rough sex with his sleeping wife (did they really need to cut away to that? Really? Ugh).

4. THE OFFICE!

Spoilers )

5. Outsourced sucked. BRING BACK PARKS AND REC! IMMEDIATELY! Seriously, this show was so damn mediocre and borderline offensive that I cannot find one redeeming thing about it. Maybe Gupta, but that's about it. I think what I disliked the most was that it felt like it was talking down to both the audience and the Indian characters. Just... don't do that, show, and then maybe you'd have potential. And, you know, try to actually be funny! Because the jokes in this ep just did not cut it. Also, having the white people be the "cool kids" was so the wrong way to go. The white people should be feeling like the fish out of water rather than the other way around. And it would have been nice if this show had been about the Indian culture rather than just Indian people saying and doing American things and expecting us to laugh simply because they're doing it with an Indian accent. I don't know, this show just turned me off in every way possible. I'll give it a few more tries, but so far this one does not look like a winner in any way.

6. I think I am just going to give up on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It has definitely reached its expiration date.

7. Vampire Diaries will have to wait till tomorrow. WHY THE HELL IS EVERYTHING ON ON THURSDAYS?



So, I've been watching a new Korean drama called Playful/Mischevious Kiss, and this is my first time watching a k-drama as it airs, AND IT IS FREAKING KILLING ME (ironically, this also airs on Thursdays). I can't believe how hard it is to wait for a new ep, good god. I am so used to zipping through these dramas in two or three days because they are so damn addicting that I can't stop watching, and now I have to WAIT AN ENTIRE WEEK between every two episodes. That's just... that's insanity. But anyway, this drama has been absolutely fantastic so far. It's made me laugh a ridiculous amount, but it's also made me cry. I just find it amazing how it is so emotionally resonant considering the fact that it is probably the most comedic k-drama I've watched so far, and the overall tone of the show is pretty whimsical. The leads have great chemistry, and the supporting characters are so, so awesome (I am kind of shipping Joon Gu/Joo Ri like crazy, which is ridiculously hopeless, but their chemistry is even better than the leads. Sadly, they haven't shared one scene together since the setting shifted from high school to college, so... yeah, ridiculously hopeless). Anyway, I love the style of this drama. I don't know if it's the cinematography or the filtering or the lighting or what, but it's so damn beautiful.

I am also in the middle of Smile, You, which is so utterly delightful, but it has an insane amount of episodes, therefore it'll take me ages to get through it (if I get through it, but I've already seen 13 episodes so far and have enjoyed each and every one). Lee Min Jung is totally my new favorite k-drama actress. She is so damn adorable! I ♥ her kind of a lot.

And in addition to that, I've been watching Hotelier to feed my Kim Seung Woo addiction. This is yet another drama in which my guy tragically does not get the girl because she chooses the boring pretty boy instead. Luckily I know this ahead of time, unlike when I sat through TWENTY FRICKIN' EPISODES of How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor where I fully believed that my guy would end up with the heroine since he was the hero, but NOPE, DIDN'T HAPPEN, AND I AM STILL STEAMING ANGRY ABOUT THAT. I just... I need to see something where Kim Seung Woo and Bae Doo Na end up together, because their chemistry is amazing and OH MY GOD, HOW DID THEY NOT END UP TOGETHER? SERIOUSLY! (they've starred in another drama together, too, but in that one he's married to someone else, so their relationship is platonic. AUGH). Er... anyway, back to Hotelier. It is a melodrama as opposed to a rom-com, so, a bit more serious than I'm used to. And kind of boring in the beginning, but I am trekking through it because Kim Seung Woo gives such a lovely performance in this. He is all subtle and beautiful and playful and sexy and flummoxed and awesome AND OH HOW I LOVE HIM! Also, even though he does not get the girl, he does have a young girl chasing after him and their relationship is so beautifully surprising and kind of tragic. I expect that they do not get a happy ending, especially since Kim Seung Woo's character is still in love with the heroine of the story and thinks himself far too old for the young girl, but I am loving this romance so far. And the show got way more interesting once that bit of the story started getting developed. Also, even though I find the main romance kind of boring, they've sort of won me over, so hopefully the ending to this drama will not kill me as much as the ending to How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor did.

Anyway, I blame my watching of those last two purely on this vid:



HOW ARE THEY SO BEAUTIFUL? I wish so hard for them to star in a drama (or film) together now. Seriously, WHY ISN'T THIS A LEGIT MOVIE?
firthgal: (ksw - facepalm)
1. Oh, you guys, The Big Bang Theory was so freaking hilarious tonight. SHELDON/PENNY!!!! The show is always amazing when it teams those two together, and gosh have I missed that team-up like crazy. They are even more hilarious when female!Sheldon is added to the mix. I also highly enjoyed the ridiculous Howard subplot. This was definitely my favorite premiere of the night.

2. Community! I AM SO RIDICULOUSLY HAPPY TO HAVE THIS SHOW BACK IN MY LIFE AGAIN. Not that it ever really left considering the fact that I obsessed over it all summer, but, you know, it's nice to have new material to see. As a Community fan, I really, really enjoyed this ep and found it suitably hilarious. As a Jeff/Annie fan, however, I was a little depressed? Like, I did not want Jeff and Annie coming back as a power couple or any ridiculous nonsense like that, and I fully expected the show to hit the reset button with them, but... they kind of demeaned the entire Jeff/Annie relationship in one episode, which bummed me out a little bit. On the other hand, I found their actions to be 100% in character and probably would have found it weird had it gone any other way, so I'm sort of satisfied at the same time. I don't know, it's complicated. But, yeah, I feel like the show has effectively shut them down (my fellow shippers felt otherwise it looks like, but I honestly did not see anything good for the ship as a possible future romance. Maybe it is just that I find douchey Jeff repugnant, but... I just have trouble seeing how Annie could ever see him in the long-term again after all that heartbreak).

3. 30 Rock! It was... good, I guess? I enjoyed it, I think? I am very non-committal tonight, apparently. I liked the return to the Jack/Liz friendship, but I still miss the sexy vibes that they used to have. LOVED the Tracy/Kenneth! And Jenna was awesome. Was scarred for life by the joke about Pete having rough sex with his sleeping wife (did they really need to cut away to that? Really? Ugh).

4. THE OFFICE!

Spoilers )

5. Outsourced sucked. BRING BACK PARKS AND REC! IMMEDIATELY! Seriously, this show was so damn mediocre and borderline offensive that I cannot find one redeeming thing about it. Maybe Gupta, but that's about it. I think what I disliked the most was that it felt like it was talking down to both the audience and the Indian characters. Just... don't do that, show, and then maybe you'd have potential. And, you know, try to actually be funny! Because the jokes in this ep just did not cut it. Also, having the white people be the "cool kids" was so the wrong way to go. The white people should be feeling like the fish out of water rather than the other way around. And it would have been nice if this show had been about the Indian culture rather than just Indian people saying and doing American things and expecting us to laugh simply because they're doing it with an Indian accent. I don't know, this show just turned me off in every way possible. I'll give it a few more tries, but so far this one does not look like a winner in any way.

6. I think I am just going to give up on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It has definitely reached its expiration date.

7. Vampire Diaries will have to wait till tomorrow. WHY THE HELL IS EVERYTHING ON ON THURSDAYS?



So, I've been watching a new Korean drama called Playful/Mischevious Kiss, and this is my first time watching a k-drama as it airs, AND IT IS FREAKING KILLING ME (ironically, this also airs on Thursdays). I can't believe how hard it is to wait for a new ep, good god. I am so used to zipping through these dramas in two or three days because they are so damn addicting that I can't stop watching, and now I have to WAIT AN ENTIRE WEEK between every two episodes. That's just... that's insanity. But anyway, this drama has been absolutely fantastic so far. It's made me laugh a ridiculous amount, but it's also made me cry. I just find it amazing how it is so emotionally resonant considering the fact that it is probably the most comedic k-drama I've watched so far, and the overall tone of the show is pretty whimsical. The leads have great chemistry, and the supporting characters are so, so awesome (I am kind of shipping Joon Gu/Joo Ri like crazy, which is ridiculously hopeless, but their chemistry is even better than the leads. Sadly, they haven't shared one scene together since the setting shifted from high school to college, so... yeah, ridiculously hopeless). Anyway, I love the style of this drama. I don't know if it's the cinematography or the filtering or the lighting or what, but it's so damn beautiful.

I am also in the middle of Smile, You, which is so utterly delightful, but it has an insane amount of episodes, therefore it'll take me ages to get through it (if I get through it, but I've already seen 13 episodes so far and have enjoyed each and every one). Lee Min Jung is totally my new favorite k-drama actress. She is so damn adorable! I ♥ her kind of a lot.

And in addition to that, I've been watching Hotelier to feed my Kim Seung Woo addiction. This is yet another drama in which my guy tragically does not get the girl because she chooses the boring pretty boy instead. Luckily I know this ahead of time, unlike when I sat through TWENTY FRICKIN' EPISODES of How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor where I fully believed that my guy would end up with the heroine since he was the hero, but NOPE, DIDN'T HAPPEN, AND I AM STILL STEAMING ANGRY ABOUT THAT. I just... I need to see something where Kim Seung Woo and Bae Doo Na end up together, because their chemistry is amazing and OH MY GOD, HOW DID THEY NOT END UP TOGETHER? SERIOUSLY! (they've starred in another drama together, too, but in that one he's married to someone else, so their relationship is platonic. AUGH). Er... anyway, back to Hotelier. It is a melodrama as opposed to a rom-com, so, a bit more serious than I'm used to. And kind of boring in the beginning, but I am trekking through it because Kim Seung Woo gives such a lovely performance in this. He is all subtle and beautiful and playful and sexy and flummoxed and awesome AND OH HOW I LOVE HIM! Also, even though he does not get the girl, he does have a young girl chasing after him and their relationship is so beautifully surprising and kind of tragic. I expect that they do not get a happy ending, especially since Kim Seung Woo's character is still in love with the heroine of the story and thinks himself far too old for the young girl, but I am loving this romance so far. And the show got way more interesting once that bit of the story started getting developed. Also, even though I find the main romance kind of boring, they've sort of won me over, so hopefully the ending to this drama will not kill me as much as the ending to How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor did.

Anyway, I blame my watching of those last two purely on this vid:



HOW ARE THEY SO BEAUTIFUL? I wish so hard for them to star in a drama (or film) together now. Seriously, WHY ISN'T THIS A LEGIT MOVIE?
firthgal: (michael dwight - foot touch)
1. Community! Oh, this show. Somehow it always manages to warm my heart in a totally non-corny way. It was utterly hilarious, and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't mind it if this was turned into the Jeff and Shirley Show, because uh... they're kind of awesome together. In a platonic sort of way. Also, Britta was totally shipping Jeff/Mustache Dude. Pierce: "He can't be gay, HE HAS A MUSTACHE!" Bwahahahahaha, oh, Pierce, I love you. I think the one that made me laugh the most this week though was Troy. THE FOREST WHITAKER EYES, OMG. And the big fight scene at the end was just pure magnificence. Oh, I love this show.

2. PARKS AND REC! This was so my favorite show tonight. DID YOU SEE THE RON/LESLIE-NESS? DID YOU SEE IT? I swear, this show is just encouraging me with all these sweet little moments between them that it keeps inserting. I know it is not meant to be more than it is, BUT OH, THEY ARE SO IN LOVE. COME ON, SHOW. YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE. I mean, spoilers )

3. The Office! This was an okay episode? Definitely better than Moroccan Christmas, but that's not exactly a difficult feat in my eyes. But... meh. See, I think the problem here is that Parks and Rec and Community pleased me so greatly that The Office just couldn't live up to it. It's hard when the opening acts progressively get better than the headliners, you know? But anyway, this episode did give me one absolutely glorious gift, and that was spoilers )

4. 30 Rock. I think this was my least favorite tonight, which is weird, because usually I love their Christmas eps a ridiculous amount. I chalk this up to the fact that I really do not enjoy this show when Jack has a love interest (post season 2, because in the first two seasons the romances for both Jack and Liz ultimately ended up being about Jack/Liz, whereas all Jack romances after CC have taken up too much screentime and really separated him from the rest of the cast. It is weird that Jack's romances take up more screentime than Liz's, yes? Especially since Liz's romances are usually kind of hilarious while Jack's (post CC) have been pretty pointless). Wow, longest aside ever. Anyway, point is, not enough Jack/Liz, and the little there was ended up being kind of ruined for me. I did love Liz's failness at coming up with gifts for him, and how it was so ridiculously easy for him to come up with one for her simply because he listens to her at all times. I also loved the reemergence of the Liz/Jonathan rivalry for Jack's affections. AND THE WRITER STAFF SAID MERLIN PEEN. THAT MADE ME SQUEE FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS. Also, I love that Tracy is always looking out for Kenneth. This has been a constant from season 1, and it just makes me smile that they care about each other so completely.

5. It's Always Sunny! I laughed quite a lot at this ep. That's two in a row! Damn, the show finally gets good again and it's the last two eps of the season. Psh. But nothing this season really made me want a season 6. I would rather just watch the old eps that actually made me laugh. Like The Nightman Cometh. Or The Gang Dances Their Asses Off. Or Charlie Got Molested. Also, I am saddened that the McPoyles never made an appearance this season. But, anyway, back to this episode. Frank in skinny jeans = freaking hilarious.
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1. Community! Oh, this show. Somehow it always manages to warm my heart in a totally non-corny way. It was utterly hilarious, and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't mind it if this was turned into the Jeff and Shirley Show, because uh... they're kind of awesome together. In a platonic sort of way. Also, Britta was totally shipping Jeff/Mustache Dude. Pierce: "He can't be gay, HE HAS A MUSTACHE!" Bwahahahahaha, oh, Pierce, I love you. I think the one that made me laugh the most this week though was Troy. THE FOREST WHITAKER EYES, OMG. And the big fight scene at the end was just pure magnificence. Oh, I love this show.

2. PARKS AND REC! This was so my favorite show tonight. DID YOU SEE THE RON/LESLIE-NESS? DID YOU SEE IT? I swear, this show is just encouraging me with all these sweet little moments between them that it keeps inserting. I know it is not meant to be more than it is, BUT OH, THEY ARE SO IN LOVE. COME ON, SHOW. YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE. I mean, spoilers )

3. The Office! This was an okay episode? Definitely better than Moroccan Christmas, but that's not exactly a difficult feat in my eyes. But... meh. See, I think the problem here is that Parks and Rec and Community pleased me so greatly that The Office just couldn't live up to it. It's hard when the opening acts progressively get better than the headliners, you know? But anyway, this episode did give me one absolutely glorious gift, and that was spoilers )

4. 30 Rock. I think this was my least favorite tonight, which is weird, because usually I love their Christmas eps a ridiculous amount. I chalk this up to the fact that I really do not enjoy this show when Jack has a love interest (post season 2, because in the first two seasons the romances for both Jack and Liz ultimately ended up being about Jack/Liz, whereas all Jack romances after CC have taken up too much screentime and really separated him from the rest of the cast. It is weird that Jack's romances take up more screentime than Liz's, yes? Especially since Liz's romances are usually kind of hilarious while Jack's (post CC) have been pretty pointless). Wow, longest aside ever. Anyway, point is, not enough Jack/Liz, and the little there was ended up being kind of ruined for me. I did love Liz's failness at coming up with gifts for him, and how it was so ridiculously easy for him to come up with one for her simply because he listens to her at all times. I also loved the reemergence of the Liz/Jonathan rivalry for Jack's affections. AND THE WRITER STAFF SAID MERLIN PEEN. THAT MADE ME SQUEE FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS. Also, I love that Tracy is always looking out for Kenneth. This has been a constant from season 1, and it just makes me smile that they care about each other so completely.

5. It's Always Sunny! I laughed quite a lot at this ep. That's two in a row! Damn, the show finally gets good again and it's the last two eps of the season. Psh. But nothing this season really made me want a season 6. I would rather just watch the old eps that actually made me laugh. Like The Nightman Cometh. Or The Gang Dances Their Asses Off. Or Charlie Got Molested. Also, I am saddened that the McPoyles never made an appearance this season. But, anyway, back to this episode. Frank in skinny jeans = freaking hilarious.

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Dec. 4th, 2009 12:10 am
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So, my plans for seeing the new DeNiro film tomorrow? Totally foiled by unexpected babysitting duty (which popped up this afternoon as well). Bah! Oh well, I ♥ my nephew more than I ♥ Robert Fucking DeNiro, so, it's all good. Maybe I'll go on Monday. :/

Anyway, Thursday night shows!

Community - good ep, but not great. I loved Annie the most, as per usual. I am kind of bummed though that her first time was not with a teacher as most people had assumed. Or maybe just I assumed that, I don't know. But anyway, Annie was super adorable, and that's really all I care about when you really analyze my feelings for Community. Also, OVER THE TOP SPOOF! HELL YES! I love that movie way too much, and Abed was just spectacular at pulling it off (right down to the backwards baseball cap!) And the Troy/Abed was out of control tonight. I do not understand why the fandom is not flooded with fic for them.

Parks and Rec - I freaking love this show for giving me so much Ron/Leslie goodness lately. Why is this not a ship that the fandom is picking up on? Why is it only me and maybe three other people that totally dig them? BAH! They are married, and Ron is totally whipped. I love them. Originally I hated the icky vibes going on between Ron and Tom's wife, but it brought us such epic Leslie calling out Ron scenes that I totally forgive the show for going there. The whole Andy/Ann/Mark thing is so damn tiring that I sincerely hope that is finally over now and that Andy can get an actual story with actual character development like he had in season 1. Seriously, the one bad move this show made between season 1 and season 2 was breaking up Ann and Andy. The show had a lot of heart there and now that's just shot to hell. Oh well, nothing can be done about that now. As long as the show keeps hitting me with epic Ron/Leslie moments, I'm good.

The Office - I actually really, really loved this episode. I expected to hate it simply because it looked like it would be so painful, and... well, it was painful, but not in a bad way?

Spoilers )

30 Rock - I enjoyed it! Particularly Frank. He totally stole this episode. But the Jack/Liz scenes were adorable as always. And I loved Jenna being the sane one for once.

It's Always Sunny - I actually really enjoyed this episode! I am pretty sure that's because it FINALLY teamed up Mac/Charlie and Dennis/Dee/Frank, which are my preferred team-ups (this season has focused way too much on Mac/Dennis, which is probably my least favorite). Mac and Charlie being totally gay over Dolph Lundgren in a plush tank top amused me greatly. The stuff about penetration did not (I so do not like Dennis when he's with the boys, and yet I love him when he's with Dee. I'm thinking this is because he's always talking about banging women when he's with the boys and they're always like, "Uh... wehatewomen, but sure! Boobs are great!" Ahahahahaha, I'm sorry, but Mac definitely has some repressed homosexuality going on. He did dig doing it with the transexual, you know). Anyway, I enjoyed this ep.

And now I will try to take a 3 hour nap before I take my parents to the airport. Do you know what sucks? I will be out on the town before McDonalds opens up for breakfast. That is just no fun for me. What's the point of going into town if I can't have McDonalds? Well, you know, besides seeing my parents off. But no McDonalds = wasted trip. I so wish there was a McDonalds by my house. I can't believe we don't have one. They're everywhere, damn it! Right, going to bed now. I hope. This is wicked early for me.

My shows...

Dec. 4th, 2009 12:10 am
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So, my plans for seeing the new DeNiro film tomorrow? Totally foiled by unexpected babysitting duty (which popped up this afternoon as well). Bah! Oh well, I ♥ my nephew more than I ♥ Robert Fucking DeNiro, so, it's all good. Maybe I'll go on Monday. :/

Anyway, Thursday night shows!

Community - good ep, but not great. I loved Annie the most, as per usual. I am kind of bummed though that her first time was not with a teacher as most people had assumed. Or maybe just I assumed that, I don't know. But anyway, Annie was super adorable, and that's really all I care about when you really analyze my feelings for Community. Also, OVER THE TOP SPOOF! HELL YES! I love that movie way too much, and Abed was just spectacular at pulling it off (right down to the backwards baseball cap!) And the Troy/Abed was out of control tonight. I do not understand why the fandom is not flooded with fic for them.

Parks and Rec - I freaking love this show for giving me so much Ron/Leslie goodness lately. Why is this not a ship that the fandom is picking up on? Why is it only me and maybe three other people that totally dig them? BAH! They are married, and Ron is totally whipped. I love them. Originally I hated the icky vibes going on between Ron and Tom's wife, but it brought us such epic Leslie calling out Ron scenes that I totally forgive the show for going there. The whole Andy/Ann/Mark thing is so damn tiring that I sincerely hope that is finally over now and that Andy can get an actual story with actual character development like he had in season 1. Seriously, the one bad move this show made between season 1 and season 2 was breaking up Ann and Andy. The show had a lot of heart there and now that's just shot to hell. Oh well, nothing can be done about that now. As long as the show keeps hitting me with epic Ron/Leslie moments, I'm good.

The Office - I actually really, really loved this episode. I expected to hate it simply because it looked like it would be so painful, and... well, it was painful, but not in a bad way?

Spoilers )

30 Rock - I enjoyed it! Particularly Frank. He totally stole this episode. But the Jack/Liz scenes were adorable as always. And I loved Jenna being the sane one for once.

It's Always Sunny - I actually really enjoyed this episode! I am pretty sure that's because it FINALLY teamed up Mac/Charlie and Dennis/Dee/Frank, which are my preferred team-ups (this season has focused way too much on Mac/Dennis, which is probably my least favorite). Mac and Charlie being totally gay over Dolph Lundgren in a plush tank top amused me greatly. The stuff about penetration did not (I so do not like Dennis when he's with the boys, and yet I love him when he's with Dee. I'm thinking this is because he's always talking about banging women when he's with the boys and they're always like, "Uh... wehatewomen, but sure! Boobs are great!" Ahahahahaha, I'm sorry, but Mac definitely has some repressed homosexuality going on. He did dig doing it with the transexual, you know). Anyway, I enjoyed this ep.

And now I will try to take a 3 hour nap before I take my parents to the airport. Do you know what sucks? I will be out on the town before McDonalds opens up for breakfast. That is just no fun for me. What's the point of going into town if I can't have McDonalds? Well, you know, besides seeing my parents off. But no McDonalds = wasted trip. I so wish there was a McDonalds by my house. I can't believe we don't have one. They're everywhere, damn it! Right, going to bed now. I hope. This is wicked early for me.
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1. COMMUNITY. I'm pretty sure that this is now my favorite show in the universe. Oh, how it brings me so much ridiculous glee. GO TONGUE CHANG. HANDSOME HOBO. THE GRAVY TRAIN.



OMG, I LOVE THIS SHOW. And I am such a dweeb that the end kind of made me tear up a little bit. What the hell, dude? It was so ridiculous, and yet... it totally got me. Oh, Abed/Troy, you are beautiful. Also, we got way more in the Jeff/Annie department than I had expected we'd get (I mean, no repercussions from last episode, but Annie had all kinds of glorious comments for him tonight. And the little looks! Gah, they are so adorable). Also, ANNIE/SENOR CHANG. Oh god, best opening ever. Also, THE TAG. Don't want to ruin the joke, so I will put my exclamations under the cut. Chevy Chase, I love you )

2. PARKS AND REC. SO VERY MUCH LESLIE/RON. OMG, IT WAS GLORIOUS. Possibly even more glorious than the ep with Ron's ex wife. I've been saying it from the pilot, but the latest episodes have showcased it even better: LESLIE AND RON NEED TO END UP TOGETHER. They just, they really bring out the best in each other in this really weird way, and no matter how hard Ron tries to find excuses to not like her, she just keeps surprising him with her wonderfulness and he can't help but love her at least a little bit for it. More importantly, he can never say "no" to her. Clearly this is love. Mmmhmm. Anyway, I know they'll never be canon, but I love the show for exploring their friendship (I doubt that anyone but me and [livejournal.com profile] doesnt_go_away have even thought about them in a romantic way, so, yeah, I really have no hope there. But oooooh are they adorable!) Leslie was so kickass awesome in this episode. Also, Andy/April was slightly disturbing, and this is coming from someone who digs older guy/young girl pairings, but that was just... wow. I think because Andy was sort of aware of the inappropriateness? But the weird thing though is that it was Andy that was getting taken advantage of. Oh, Andy.

3. THE OFFICE. I really enjoyed this episode. Michael was absolutely fantastic. This was one of those eps where I can't imagine how on earth so many people seem to have so little sympathy for this character, because he was just so innocent and well-meaning but still terribly self-centered, and he's so much like a child that for some reason I seem to forgive him for just about anything. But tonight he was just pure adorableness. THE TWIRL. THE TWIRL WAS AMAZING. SCREW EVERYONE THAT TOLD HIM NOT TO DO IT. Oh god, WHO LET THAT MAN NEAR A MICROPHONE? HAS DAVID WALLACE LEARNED NOTHING IN THE FIVE YEARS THAT HE'S KNOWN MICHAEL SCOTT? And, I will not lie, Michael was so damn inspiring that I was really, really hoping that he'd come up with some wacky idea that saves the entire company in that idiot savant way of his, and I am still kind of holding out for this. MICHAEL SCOTT WILL SAVE THE WORLD. Oh, speaking of saving the world, RECYCLOPS! I loved the detailed story on Recyclops' fall from grace. Only Dwight would put that much thought into a character that appears once a year. Also, POLLUTICORN. Was it Polluticorn or Polluticore? Polluticore makes more sense, but Polluticorn brings up funnier images in my mind (like, a dude with a unicorn style horn on his head, and obviously he uses this to stab Recyclops in the eye), so... I'm kind of hoping it was Polluticorn. Also, THE RETURN OF OSCAR/ANDY, HELL YEAH! They were pretty much a married couple as they were finding their way to their seats. And Andy encouraging Oscar to speak his mind! See? Do you see how wonderful they are for each other? How comfortable and smiley they are around each other? How much more delightful they are than Andy/Erin? DID YOU SEE? *sigh* I don't think I'll ever be able to fully let that ship go.

4. 30 Rock was... not so great. It wasn't bad, it's just that all my other shows that were on before it were much more pleasing. Tracy and Tracy Jr. totally won this episode, they were adorably hilarious. The Liz storyline didn't do much for me tonight. On the Jack/Liz front, I just want to point out that spoilers )

5. It's Always Sunny. I think my love affair with this show is over, because it's just not doing it for me anymore (and yet I keep watching). I don't know, it just doesn't seem as funny as it used to, but the critics have been calling it their best season. I just don't get television critics sometimes. [sidenote: it may have just been one critic as opposed to a collection of critics, but in general, people seem to really be liking this season]

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