firthgal: (comm - pierce)
Well, The Mindy Project has forced me to do what no other show was able to do. I've joined that mess that is called Tumblr. WHY IS IT SO POPULAR? UGH. But there is NOTHING about The Mindy Project on good old LiveJournal, and the fandom for pretty much every show ever has migrated over there, so I guess it was time. But... but... you can't converse! The tags are used for ridiculous commentary instead of organization! WTF is with that? So stupid. You can write something and maybe people will read it and maybe they won't and it's not at all like LiveJournal and AUUUUUUUUGH I HATE CHANGE. I HATE IT SO MUCH. I can't even really figure out how to navigate the damn thing. Is there a way to just have a tag on your dash instead of a person? Or can you only follow people? Pfft, I haven't even figured out how to follow people yet. Or how to get to my dash from the computer. The mobile version is much easier to use, but I'm not sure what all the symbols mean yet. Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh. But maybe now I can find more stuff about Korean dramas and kpop and what have you. But mostly I just wanted to find other people who were freaking over The Mindy Project finale. MINDY/DANNY, HOLY CRAP. I was holding my breath and flailing through that entire scene, and then it shattered my heart. AUUUUUUUUGH, DAMN YOU, SHOW. It broke me but at the same time I think it was handled brilliantly.

New Girl, on the other hand, has kind of disappointed me this season. I was enjoying the slow burn of Nick/Jess, but then they slept together and things got weird and it's just not as fun as it used to be. I mean, I admire the show for not hitting the reset button like most shows do, but it's like the fun was sucked out of their relationship because they're so focused on being perfect for each other instead of just being their goofy selves. IDK, maybe now that they've both affirmed that they want to be together they can relax and the group dynamics can go back to normal.

I've already gushed over The Office finale here.

Community. Oh, Community. IDEK with you anymore. Upon first watch, I wasn't all that fond of the finale, but once I figured out it was all in Jeff's head and not Abed's, it all made sense and it actually held quite a lot of meaning, especially on the Jeff/Annie front. He thinks about her. A lot. He wants her, but he still sees her as something that he could corrupt, which is why Good Jeff can't act on his feelings while Evil Jeff can. The second Annie gets angry at him he has to chase after her and hug it out and he looks so freaking blissful with her in his arms (as does Evil Jeff when he lifts Evil Annie up into a kiss). "Nobody sleeps with Jeff! Not even me." Hilarious yet interesting line from Annie. Good Britta sticking up for Evil Britta was the greatest, probably my favorite moment in the episode. Drunk Shirley was hilarious. Troy vs Troy was adorable (poor Evil Troy, failing so hard at being intimidating that even Good Troy rolled his eyes at him). And the ending speech was lovely, even if it was being cruel with the closeups on Annie during certain moments in the speech. DAMN IT, SHOW. STOP DOING THAT TO ME. He didn't mean it like that! He was talking to the whole group! But, yeah, this episode kind of proved that Annie is very prominent in his thoughts, but it's the group as a whole that truly owns his heart.

I can't even remember the Parks and Rec finale. I think my attachment to that show is long gone. I still enjoy it, but it just doesn't grab me the way it used to.

I miss Go On. A lot. That was the one new show that I thought was a shoe-in for renewal. I guess Matthew Perry + the large ensemble was too costly. But damn was that a good show, and definitely one that they could have eventually built their new comedy block around. Ugh, so much resentment, NBC. So much resentment. At this point I would gladly give up another season of Community for another season of Go On. MR. K, WHAT IS MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU? *cries for an eternity*

On the Asian drama front, I'm still following You're the Best Lee Soon Shin and it is still my favorite. I missed a few eps of When a Man Loves and just dropped it, and that's pretty much happening with Gu Family Book, too. IDK what my problem is lately. I think I just miss romcoms, and Lee Soon Shin is the only one fitting that bill at the moment. Unfortunately, the romcom part of it is only given to us in small doses since it's a family drama, but luckily the drama is so damn good that I'm enjoying almost everything about it. But... yeah, I wish there was more Soon Shin/Jun Ho.

Also, I recently inhaled the Chinese drama Sunny Happiness and adored the crap out of it. Oh did the leading man make me swoon, good god was he gorgeous.
firthgal: (new girl - nick)
New Girl was so freaking good. Just... everything I love about it is still there. WINSTON AND HIS GIRLY DRINKS. FUTURE NICK. SCHMIDT BEING DANGEROUS. JESS GETTING IT ON WITH HOT DUDES. BEARCLAW. NICK AND JESS!!!!!!!!!

Ben & Kate was cute, but not great. Same with The Mindy Project, but I feel like I'll really enjoy The Mindy Project as it goes on, simply because it is basically just a romcom and I am lame. But Mindy is so damn charming that I can't resist her. The love interest is a total douchewad, but... well, I watch Korean dramas during like 80% of my free time and this guy is basically the American equivalent of every jerkass hero in Korean romcoms, so... I will probably fall for him hook, line, and sinker. Especially if he keeps looking at her all moony-eyed as she flawlessly delivers babies.

Speaking of Korean dramas, I finally got a chance to check out Third Ward (the TvN medical drama with my man Kim Seung Woo) and OMG am I hooked. It's purely the fault of my man, I think, but also because I'm kind of a sucker for the med drama setup, IDEK why. I stay away from American medical dramas, but for some reason White Tower got me hooked on Korean ones. Anyway, this one is not unique in any way, but thankfully it doesn't try to be like White Tower (unlike Brain, which is always in people's favorite med drama list, mine included, but damn did I hate the politics in that one). White Tower was the ultimate med drama when it came to the politics, because it was all about one man's ambition and how power corrupted his soul. It could have just as easily been about a politician or a gangster or a warrior or a prince. Every medical drama that tries to throw in the same politics just falls short, so it's nice that this one isn't really focused on that. Both brothers are where they want to be professionally, but they are both battling for daddy's love and they both have brother complexes and they both think their way of thinking is better than the other's. I love that in this one it's the older brother that is the neglected, illegitimate child. It just gives the brother relationship a different element, where the younger one loves his hyung unconditionally and his hyung resents the crap out of him but feels an obligation to protect him because he's the older brother. I just want the show to explore this more instead of focusing on the clashing of eastern and western medicine. As for the romances, it is clear that my man will once again get the shaft and have his heart terribly, terribly broken. Poor Kim Seung Woo never gets the girl, does he? I feel like he maybe still has a chance, that she just hasn't seen the softer side of him yet and the fact that she's the one that brings it out of him, but... well, she is too far gone on his brother at this point. And she and the brother were set up as the typical OTP with the instant bickering and whatnot. BUT MY MAN'S HEART IS GOING TO BE BROKEN. It's just not fair. He never gets to be happy! In anything! (I still haven't recovered from Miss Ripley) It's very hard to find subs for this show, though, so I've been watching most of it raw (Viki has the first two eps subbed, but that's it). My opinions might change once I actually know what they're saying.
firthgal: (new girl - nick)
AS;JDFHDJ;SKFSHDSAJF;KNVGVBDIUGAS;DFHAS;KLDJ!!!!!!!!!! NICK/JESS OTP 4EVA!!!1!!11!!!! How how HOW can Jess be so blind? For serious. She knows what she wants. It's right in front of her, and yet she just can't see it. And it's such a glorious torture. OMG, that scene was intense and hilarious and so freaking perfect. And, okay, I loved that Russel was so sweet and all, but yeah, they were definitely missing the passion. THE PASSION! Oh, Jess. Oh, Nick. Damn you, Nick. Damn you and your inability to let go of The Waitress (sorry, wrong show. I meant Caroline. I think? Is that her name? See, the poor girl is just not memorable in anything but she's always the one that rips apart the heart of my favorite guy). Anyway, er... this ep kind of showcased why Nick/Jess appeals to me on such a fundamental level. They are both silly and immature and clueless and they just get each other. But they are also blind to what they really want. They are both always on the precipice of discovering it, but they never quite make it. They just... AUUUUUUGH, I LOVE THEM. SO MUCH. I WANT KISSING FIC REWRITES OF THAT SCENE. GIVE IT TO ME, WORLD.

Also, Schmidt/Cece is just perfection. The show just gets them so right in every way. They are somehow emotionally moving while also being perfectly hilarious, and they can have serious moments without being serious, if that makes any sense. I love how well-adjusted they are together despite both of their personalities being dysfunctional.

And Winston is just adorable. I love that dude.

Basically, Jess/Nick owns my heart for always and I want them to makeout in the near future. Or keep torturing me with their intense fights where I'm positive that they're about to makeout. I doubt that they'll get any real development by the season's end, but I think this ep just reassured us that they are the endgame OTP. There's no contest. They're just having fun shenanigans with other people before they discover that they are perfect together. And clearly they need to have these other relationships in order to work out their issues before they can truly find each other. I think that's why their love interests don't bother me. The love interests (so far) genuinely contribute to both Nick and Jess's development as characters, and the love interests themselves have been fully formed characters as opposed to being shallow roadblocks for the Nick/Jess relationship. The show is keeping Nick/Jess subtle. Well, sort of. I guess what I mean is that they are treating the characters as separate entities even though they are hinted as being the OTP to root for. So, I am enjoying the ship's development immensely.

All this to say that tonight's ep of New Girl was super fantastic. I belly laughed at Nick dropping the watering can on the tomato plant. THIS IS WHY NICK IS MY FAVORITE!
firthgal: (betty armando - car)
Okay, I know that when it comes to New Girl that I am a slightly insane Jess/Nick shipper, but uh... I'm pretty sure that I am going to fall hopelessly in love with Jess/Older Dude tonight. I suspected it before I even saw the preview clips, but now? Oh, I'm sure of it. Not only is it young perky girl/gruff older guy, but they start out fighting and it's AWESOME and then Jess has to humiliate herself but refuses to and then humiliates herself in a totally unintentional way and it's adorable and you know he's going to fall for her and OMG, I ALREADY LOVE THEM SO VERY MUCH. I'm sorry, Nick. You know that I will forever love you, but, well, Older Hot Dude wins every time. IDK, IDK, we'll see if this ship manages to unconvince me of Jess and Nick's true love even though I know it'll only last for a couple of episodes. But it is already epic, so...

Anyway, I have reached a new level of fangirl in that I am desperately yearning for fic of certain kpop music videos. Is this normal? Who the heck wishes for music video fanfic??? But seriously, watch this vid and tell me that you don't want to explore every facet of that story:



The cold husband, the miserable sister, the young/naive blind sister falling hopelessly in love with her sister's husband, the blind sister wanting so desperately to be just like her older sister, the miserable sister seeing herself mirrored on the blind sister, the miserable sister being jealous of the blind sister's innocent happiness, the cold husband ignoring both sisters and yet the young one is happy with the little things while the miserable sister resents everything. Just... SO MUCH TO EXPLORE. I want fic. So much fic. Preferably ones where the cold husband's heart starts to thaw as he spends more time with the blind sister, and he starts to realize his faults in his marriage and starts to open his heart to his wife, but the wife is scared to be vulnerable towards him again, so it's slow going but eventually it all works out and Blind Sister is happy because her sister and the man she loves is happy.

I also kind of want fic for this one:



This one is less nuanced than Cleansing Cream, so there's not as much to explore, but I still want to know how their love became so epic that she is so intensely clinging to him and does what she does in the end. The vid does give us backstory as to how they met, but I want all the stuff in between. Was he a gangster that pulled her into his life and made her his partner in crime? Were they like a Korean version of Bonnie and Clyde? Why did he decide to leave her, and in such a cold fashion? What the heck was the beginning about? Was that him leaving her with a bag full of money to start a new life? Had he planned to leave her all along? (in the flashback at the end he mentions that she can only find happiness on her own and not with someone else, and she says that's silly when she has someone that she can stay with forever)

I also want fic for the Cry, Cry/Lovey Dovey saga, mostly because those vids star Cha Seung Won in a love story with the mighty young girls from T-ARA. Apparently k-pop vids are full of ahjussi romances. WHY DID NO ONE EVER TELL ME THIS? Now, you could argue that in the Cry, Cry vid he is just a father figure for Ji Yeon, but... that is so not the case when we see the continuation in Lovey Dovey. She loved him and only him, and while he may have been a makeshift father figure for her, he was also everything else to her. And she was basically his entire life. I want all the fic of him angsting and being lost after Ji Yeon was kidnapped (at the end of Cry, Cry), and him looking all over for her and getting mega depressed when he couldn't find her, so he opens up a soju stand and creates a new identity and tries to forget about his old life.

Oh, k-pop! Why must you torment me like this?

Also, I am contemplating yet another rewatch of Yo Soy Betty, La Fea. HOW MANY TIMES CAN I WATCH THAT DAMN SOAP OPERA? It consumes my life whenever I start watching it. But it's so magnificently good that I can't not watch it a billion times. And now I have subtitles for every single episode!!! So... Yeah, I'm probably going to rewatch it again, and ramble about all my favorite scenes again, and the posts will probably be identical to the ones that I wrote a couple years ago (and then wrote again last year). I think it's just become an annual thing to rewatch this wonderful telenovela when I am hankering for some epically dysfunctional yet totally adorable love stories.
firthgal: (raising hope - burt)
Am currently doing a rewatch of Dream High. Jason/Pilsuk still turns me into a giddy 13-year-old girl who has to watch all of their scenes twenty times before moving on. And the Sam Dong/Hye Mi scenes have so much more meaning to me now that I know that they were the OTP of the show (during its original airing, I tried to keep myself from getting attached to their relationship because I was positive that Hye Mi was going to end up with Gook. I've never enjoyed being so wrong quite so much!). And so many moments still bring happy tears to my eyes, or I get that tumbling feeling in my stomach, or my heart races, and OMG, I LOVE THIS SHOW. SO FREAKING MUCH. I already know that Dream High 2 will never live up to my expectations, but I'm excited for it anyway.

Also, was it just me, or was Raising Hope exceptionally good tonight? I haven't laughed that hard at this show in a looooooong time.

New Girl was good, too, but not my favorite (the tag at the end was probably the funniest thing that this show has ever done, though). SCHMIDT! ♥

I skipped Glee. I think I am finally going to give up the show, especially since for the next few weeks I am scheduled to work on Tuesday nights. The show just hasn't been pleasing me, and I don't have the motivation to keep up with it. Too many K-dramas to watch!

Speaking of which, am I still the only one watching Take Care of Us, Captain? Because I think this show has my favorite currently airing OTP. Well, unless you count Doo Ri/Sun Woo Young from What's Up, but technically they are not the OTP of that show, and to be honest it will probably only ever be one-sided, so... yeah, the couple from TCOUC is my favorite OTP right now. Which is weird since most people who are following the show prefer the girl with the second male lead, but, you know, I go for the jerkasses who aren't really jerkasses deep down and are actually just socially inept and fail at emotions. So, the hero was tailor-made for me. And the chemistry between the leads is already amazing and subtexty. Actually, that's probably why I adore them. They are more subtexty than your typical k-drama couple, but at the same time, you know that they're the OTP, so that makes it even more fun. And I love how they flummox each other, and how they are constantly drawn to each other even though they clash with each other professionally (and he is seriously hard on her, but when she makes some epically stupid mistakes, I kind of don't blame him, even though I think he's being unprofessional, too). Basically, I adore the relationships and the emotion in this drama, but if I start taking the plot too seriously, I go mad. It's sort of like Grey's Anatomy in that respect, where the characters are making ridiculous mistakes and improbable situations are constantly arising (like pregnant women in their third trimester flying. STUPID. AGAINST THE LAW. WOULD NEVER HAPPEN. And yet the show is plotted entirely around this situation). And Da Jin losing her cool pretty much every time she's in the cockpit would have gotten her fired a long time ago, and Captain Kim kicking his [female] subordinate in the shin is just not cool. But... the stuff with Da Jin and her sister melts my heart and brings me to tears every damn time because those scenes are so beautiful and touching, and Captain Kim being completely fascinated by Da Jin and totally respecting/admiring her on a personal level while despising her on a professional level is just so fun to watch, and Da Jin finally asking Captain Kim for help was both heartbreaking and wonderful, and just... I love this show. It's ridiculous and frustrating but I love it.
firthgal: (kmm - i loba you)
Never stop being the light of my life.

With much hanks,
Firthy

In unrelated news, LJ screwed up the formatting of my old layout, so I had to change it, but this new one is just not working out for me. Damn it, LJ! YOU KNOW I HATE CHANGE.

ETA: I've gone back to my old layout. The change was too much! I'll just have to deal with the awful block text.
firthgal: (bbt - howard raj happy hug)
Dear New Girl,

WHY do you insist on being so delightful? Why has your absence completely made my already fond heart grow even fonder? Why is Schmidt so awesome? Why is Jess so adorable? Why is Nick's face so irresistible? Why do I always deeply yearn for Jess and Nick to just smush their faces together already? WHEN DID YOU BECOME SO GOOD? Please never stop making me giddy.

With much unashamed love,
Firthy

Seriously dudes, for all my f-listers who gave up after the pilot, watch eps 3 and 4 and try to not love this show. I DARE YOU. Nick and Jess and Wintson and SCHMIDT are just too wonderful to resist. SCHMIDT'S FLASHBACK. EIA. PIIIIIIIIIIIANIST. NICK'S NAKEDNESS. OMG, I love it. I am so damn happy that this show is back in my life.

Glee was as boring as ever. WHY am I still watching this show? I just can't quit it.

In other news, I am in love with Once Upon a Time, but it feels like a novelty show where my love will wear off pretty quickly, so, we'll see how that goes. I keep thinking about how it would be so much better as a mini-series (or a one season show. I wish American TV would allow that for shows like this). But anyway, so far the show completely dazzles me. The eeeeeeevil stepmother killing the thing she loves most particularly got me. And Snow White/Prince Charming = OTP for life. I clearly need to brush up on my fairy tales, though, because I seriously have NO CLUE what the heck the stepmother was going on about when she said that Snow White is the reason that her love died. Is she talking about Snow White's dad? And if so, how was his death Snow White's fault? Or, wait, is she even Snow White's stepmother? Am I getting my fairy tales all mixed up? WHAT IS THE BACKSTORY? WHY AM I SO CLUELESS? This is stuff I'm supposed to know. Unfortunately, the Disney movies made before the late 80s tend to bore the crap out of me, so, er... I've only seen bits and pieces of Snow White. Cinderella and Lady and the Tramp were the only classics that I liked. Which is irrelevant to the discussion in this paragraph, but there you go.

Grimm, which I was actually looking forward to more than Once Upon a Time, was kind of meh. I like the idea, it just didn't manage to engage me all that much. I think it's got potential, though.

So, I've been watching this Japanese show called Mitsu No Aji, which is about this girl who is obsessed with/in love with her uncle, but then later we find out he's not actually her uncle but that's how she's always known him and he's always treated her as his niece, but then she grows up and feels UNRESOLVED SEXUAL TENSION when he pulls her to him to shield her from a passing bus, and it's raining and the cinematography is all dramatic and artsy every time it shows that moment, and... the female characters in this are so messed up. SO MESSED UP. The uncle's girlfriend doesn't give a lick about him until the niece shows up and she (the girlfriend) senses their ~connection~ and decides that she can't lose her man to some young thing making eyes at him who has an advantage over her considering the niece has known him her entire life. And the show manages to be suspenseful and baffling and creepy and it's PURELY about the push and pull between the two women. Well, it's also about their love for the uncle, but he's clearly an obsession for the both of them and he's torn between them and totally freaked out by both of them, but now he's kind of macking on his niece and I'm loving it. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? I adore these twisted, pseudo-incest romances so damn much and I have no idea why.

Speaking of pseudo-incest romances where the dude totally knew the girl when she was literally a young girl, I got a yearning to rewatch The Thornbirds (or at least the happy bit where she is young and everything is all innocent but kind of creepy but kind of beautiful and then she becomes a ~woman~ and he gets all hot under the collar). I bet tomorrow I'll end up watching Memoirs of a Geisha, just to complete my "pseudo-incest romances where the dude totally knew the girl when she was literally a young girl" marathon. If anyone knows of any other such stories, hit me with them! Because apparently it's my thing this week.
firthgal: (andy - cry)
It has been a long freaking time since Glee has moved me to tears. OMG, this episode, it was so surprisingly good. I just don't understand how the show can be a complete mess most of the time (and just plain bad) and then churn out episodes like this that make me identify with each and every character, that have a cohesive storyline throughout the entire episode, that move the ongoing plot forward, that give us character development, that have so much emotion. The story with Mike Chang was so well done. I was fearing it would veer into the "parents put too much pressure on the child so he attempts suicide" lane that so many teen shows do, but then it went in the other direction and touched my heart and made me cry like a baby. And the story between Rachel and Mercedes has been done so many times on this show, but never so poignantly as it was done this time. I love how it so heartbreakingly illustrated that when you let your ambition control you, you alienate absolutely everyone around you, and it was a great contrast to the Mike Chang story. And the Emma backstory? OMG, so much heartbreak. I finally get that character now. I've always felt an emotional distance from Emma, but this ep pretty much cured that. I realize that the awesomeness of this ep is probably an anomaly, but I find myself looking forward to seeing where the story will go next.

The slow-mo chicken dance in New Girl also kind of made me cry. Maybe I'm PMSing? I don't know, but New Girl pleased me greatly. I think it's safe to say that I ship Jess/Nick hardcore since they are pretty much the only thing that kept me watching, but now I also find myself so thoroughly in love with the rest of the cast that I just can't quit this show, no matter how much Jess's "quirkiness" comes off as "slightly mentally retarded." This ep was definitely my favorite of the three, mostly because Jess got to be the one that saves the day. She actually got to act like a [somewhat] capable adult, and the bond between her and the boys was really cemented in this one. Also, Jess and Nick got to be pretend boyfriend and girlfriend, and they did a lot of close talking in a photo booth, and yeah, I'm totally in this one for the ship. Their chemistry is ridiculous. I will seriously be heartbroken if nothing ever happens between them, but I feel like the show has been not-so-subtly hinting that they are the romance of this show. Maybe. I mean, she has moments with all of the guys, individually and as a unit, but she seems to connect with Nick in a way that she doesn't with the other two. Anyway, the strong point of this show is the emotional connection between the characters, and that's what will keep bringing me back. I realize that the show isn't exceptional in any area whatsoever, but damn am I falling in love with it. I can't even explain my love for it.

In k-drama news:

I watched Vampire Prosecutor last night and totally dug it. It's mostly a typical procedural, but the main guy reminds me so much of a better-looking version of Jet Li, which made me instantly fall in love with him. And the vampire aspect (being able to see where a person died after tasting their blood) is pretty cool. I loved it whenever he whipped out his super vampire strength. The very beginning confused me, though. But then they showed the beginning again at the end, only from a different perspective, and I think I understood it, but I'm not sure. I don't know. The editing takes a little getting used to. Also, the big bad dude with the mole from Warrior Baek Dong Soo is in this, and he's been popping up in everything lately as a total douchebag, which is making it hard for me to trust him as a good guy in this drama. I keep expecting there to be a twist where he turns out to be the serial killer from seven years ago. Seriously, dude is the bad guy in EVERYTHING, so, I'll probably keep suspecting him.

Also, I finally got around to watching the last ep of Killer Girl K. It was awesome, but it left me wishing that it had been a longer series so that certain storylines could have gotten more exploration, which would have given all the deaths more emotional impact. As it was I was kind of just like, "Hmm," every time someone important got killed, except for the young boy, because that was just harsh. So very harsh. And the ending made no sense whatsoever. Maybe they were setting up a sequel? I don't know.

Warrior Baek Dong Soo continues to be fantastic. I can't believe that I am still following a 30 episode drama, and I am still salivating for each new episode. I just can't get enough of this show. I mean, it has its slow points where it gets all expository about the political machinations, but luckily it tries to keep that stuff short. I feared that the show would drag after the conclusion of the Sword Saint/Ga Ok/Cheon stuff, but then it introduced a fight club where Jin Joo got to kick everyone's asses, and then Yeo Woon and Dong Soo finally got to have some scenes together again, and it was like the show totally knows how to win my heart back after completely breaking it. I am going to feel so empty once the last two eps air next week.

I plan on finishing up Protect the Boss today (or tomorrow). I watched ep 16 yesterday before I went to work and really enjoyed it despite the angst. Actually, I kind of loved the fact that Eun Seol was making Ji Heon suffer a little bit, even though it frustrated me at the same time. But I continue to love the friendship between the girls, and I love how much the relationships between Ji Heon and Moo Won and Ji Heon's dad and Moo Won's mom have progressed. The scene where JH's dad was shoving the flowers into MW's mom's face had me laughing like crazy.

In J-drama news:

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] piecesofalice, I've become addicted to quirky Japanese procedurals. Namely, Deka Wanko and Keizoku 2: SPEC. Deka Wanko is about a detective who dresses in Goth Loli and has the nose power of a dog. No, really, that show exists. And it's awesome. I ship Wanko with her older colleague who is totally mysterious and super sexy and gives her these looks that I simply cannot resist.




See? THEY TOTALLY WANT TO DO EACH OTHER. But of course most people ship her with her young partner who happens to be in a boyband. Psh, whatevs. I'm convinced that the show ships Wanko/Older Dude. Anyway, this show is hilarious and cracky and surprisingly touching at times. I adore it and want more. Another season if possible, but I guess I can make do with a movie or special or whatever you want to call it. Hopefully that gets made soon. And hopefully Wanko and Older Dude make out in it.

SPEC, on the other hand, is much crazier but also a lot more serious, and it makes you think and it makes you laugh and it makes you cry and it just plain boggles your mind. Pieces enticed me into watching it by comparing the partners in this to Crews and Reese from Life, and I definitely see the comparison. They are each other's safe place, and it's like both of them were reborn once they met each other, and they just don't want to function without each other. They are each other's light, and despite all their bickering they become the most important people to each other. This show was just so beautiful, but also completely crazy, and I don't know how Japanese shows get away with being so weird. Probably because they are also ridiculously poignant in their weirdness.

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