uisceros: (Night)
I decided to follow the rest of my peeps, and do my top 12 drama boyfriend list.

In response to [livejournal.com profile] cranberrysheep's Drama Boyfriend Playoffs, I listed my top 12 (well, technically it was 13, but who's counting) ideal drama boyfriends. And then [livejournal.com profile] ambergold and [livejournal.com profile] princess_dexter made more detailed posts, and well, I decided to as well!

And because I wanted pictures (and since a lot of my choices are from dramas I watched ages ago, when I didn't know how to screencap) I didn't have any ready to use caps, so I spent awhile going through my big ol' folder of drama discs. But this also meant I spent awhile rewatching my favorite parts of various dramas. But I'll get to that later.

Amusingly about half are from twdramas. Apparently I still love me some Taiwanese men after all ;P. Oddly, a lot of my choices are from unpopular dramas as well. And I totally have actor repeat offenders (three of them, actually!)

Anyway, list! (Note, the frst 5 aren't really in any concrete order. I love them all too much to choose between them)
Top 12 drama boyfriends )
uisceros: (Chen Qiao En in pink)
So, the second part of my favorites list, my top 5 twdramas. I only did 5 twdramas, because while I have started a huge amount of twdramas, I've only finished about half of them.

Twdramas tend to be my favorite on a whole, but their length makes it hard for me to watch them. Like, Fated to Love You was freaking THIRTY SIX HOURS LONG. 36!!!

But that's another issue entirely.

Top 5 twdramas )
uisceros: (Osamu)
Drama / Asian pop culture news!

Ending spoilers for My Queen )

Big Bang Appointed Ambassadors for Ministry of Justice - Congrats to Big Bang!! I posted this because TOP always looks so confused in these group shots. Not digging Ji Yong's hair here... it would look SO HOT if he got rid of the headband. And I mean, I liked the headband when he was hanging out with w-inds... I guess my like for it is transient.

Arron Yan and Calvin Chen breakthrough, idol drama with both as male lead - A new romantice drama starring Calvin and Aaron?! Sign me up!

Also, Daniel Henney's new American tv show has been picked up for the upcoming season! It's not really my type of show (medical drama), but I will watch some of it for two simple reasons; DANIEL HENNEY IS HOT, and Julia Ormond is in it! I LOVE Julia Ormand a ton, and have since I first saw her in the 1995 remake of Sabrina. Both the 1995 version of Sabrina and Legends of the Fall (where Julia Ormond had the best role in the world... she got to be the romantic interest of; Henry Thomas, Brad Pitt (!!!), and Aidan Quinn) are in my top 10 favorite movies EVER.
uisceros: (Ariel)
I don't get everyone calling Shan Wu Shuang old. When did 33 become old? Even when I was a teenager I didn't think 33 was old! Plus, there is NO WAY Cheryl Yang looks like an old lady.

Old lady?! NOOOO!
uisceros: (Defeated Queen)
I hate posting without caps to back it, but man, My Queen is KILLING ME. I watched half of episode 18 (the other half isn't subbed), and OMG I love it SO MUCH. Wu Shuang is finally back to her normal self again after the whole Yun Hao debacle (though really, he is an AWESOME guy. Really classy. This drama has the two more adorable, sweet, selfless, mature, amazing heroes I've ever seen in a drama. EVER).

Shan Wu Shuang (and by default Cheryl Yang) is possibly the biggest girlcrush I've ever had. I want to be her best friend SO BADLY. She is made of awesome. MADE OF AWESOME.

And wow, does the ending of it make me squeal incoherently with glee. GLEEEE.

Also, I'm so backlogged on comments I don't know even where to begin. I'll get to them though! I've just been so exhausted recently.

And, fun... my freaking brakes in my car crapped out on me tonight. On the highway. So, um, things are going to be fun for awhile while I somehow manage to get myself around without a car.

But at least HIMYM tonight was pretty awesome :D
uisceros: (Defeated Queen)
Seriously, Taiwan! You think you could suspend the realism just a bit here. *shudder* Surgery scenes...

Taiwan has this thing about being realistic with blood and, disgustingly, vomit... ie stuff I DO NOT want to see.

Also, I was totally yelling at the computer, in Mandarin; "Jia You Lu Ka Si! JIA YOU!"
uisceros: (Big Bang Lollipop)
Ah, this episode brought the return of the amazing, kickass, wonderful Wu Shuang. It also featured a lot less Yun Hao, which is a good thing.

I love Wu Shuang SO MUCH. I'm thinking of changing my Mandarin name to something similar (for some reason, to apply to Mandarin schools, you need a Chinese name. Even if you're not Chinese...), because OMG she's my idol.

Oh, hard nose reporter Shan Wu Shuang, you rock my world!
My Queen episode 16 )

I watched the previews for episode 18 (episode 17 isn't subbed yet [too tired to watch the raw], I take what I can get), and OMG HOW DARE THEY LEAVE IT LIKE THAT!!! HOW DARE THEY?!
uisceros: (Defeated Queen)
Two random pieces of news. FIRST! I just found out about a new drama that will hopefully (HOPEFULLY, Taiwan!) be airing in the summer or fall.

It's called "Just Want To Depend On You", and it stars Jerry Yan and Ella. So bit of a dream cast for me (ELLLLA!). Apparently Jerry plays a cold divorce lawyer, and Ella will play a nanny to two children. There's even a tidbit in the article about how Jerry's character mistakes Ella's character for a lesbian.

I'm going to LOVE it.


Random article about My Queen (mostly about Wen Sheng Hao, who apparently doesn't think he's attractive. Sorry dude, you're hot...)
Too deep into "My Queen"; Wen Sheng Hao hates to be a cuckold. If Wu Shuang ends up with Yun Hao, I think I'll cry. I think Ethan and Cheryl should be a couple in real life. They're SO cute together. But I think Ethan's still with Tiffany Xu... maybe not.

THIRD! Abe Tsuyoshi marries Chinese actress! Congrats to him! (But what is with all the marriages lately?!)
uisceros: (Hagu-chan)
Two additional things from today;

1. I was wrong about the ending to Dal Ja's Spring. It killed me. I loved it SO MUCH. It was perfect because both Dal Ja and Tae Bong grew up. Kinda like the 1 year time jump at the end of Hello My Teacher. Just enough time for the people to mature.

Also, still in love with Lee Min Ki. Why hasn't he been in any dramas recently?! (Yes, I know it's because he's been doing bunches of movies, but still...)

I miss the damn show already. It's weird, every single kdrama I've watched I've had a strong reaction to (except for, strangely, Goong. Not that I dislike it, but I'm not flailing about over it).

Crap. Now I want to rewatch Hello My Teacher.

2. My Queen episode 15 also killed me. But in a totally different way. It broke my heart. I'm pretty irritated with Wu Shuang right now. She's so awesome, and she's letting it all drift away because of Yun Hao. Yun Hao isn't a bad guy, but he should realize Wu Shuang is not acting like herself. I REALLY hate how she acts around him, like she's gone soft.

The previews for episode 16 look promising though; Wu Shuang getting back to her hard reporter awesomeness. I love her so much, I can't stand her acting so unlike herself. She acts normal around Lucas!

And God, poor Lucas. My heart is breaking into a million pieces for him, because he's SUCH an amazing guy (seriously, they keep going on about how immature he is, but he's probably one of the most decent, most mature drama heroes I've seen). And he just can't catch a break.

Also; holy shit Jia Jia! She's CRAZY, and not in a good way. Like, freaking psychotic.

I'm planning a huge Dal Ja pimp post, because that drama rules. It also occurred to me that I never posted my picspam/pimp-posts for Anmitsu Hime SP1 (which I watched back in January), Bangkok Love Story, and Twenty Something Taipei. Plus, I did have a huge Coffee Prince write-up that I never posted, and my massive My Girl post (which got deleted right after I finished writing it. Thanks for that, LJ). God knows if I'll ever get them done. I tend to plan big things, and only follow them halfway through. But they're still there, waiting...

That got long, so I'll end. NOW! (But I think I know what I'm watching next...)
uisceros: (My So Called Love)
I pulled another one of my "go for a nap, but end up sleeping for 12+ hours and waking up late for work" things.

So the dilemma; I'm almost finished with Dal Ja's Spring. My Queen is more than halfway done. So while things are winding down, I decided to make a list of stuff I've been thinking of starting/re-starting in the coming days.

My current actively watching list includes: Dal Ja's Spring, My Queen, and Black & White.

Dramas I'm thinking of starting/finishing soon )

Anyone have any other recs? The only spring drama I'm REALLY looking forward to (meaning I am willing to watch as it airs) is Good Health & Fortune. The others I'll wait on.
uisceros: (G-Dragon)
Seriously, sorry about all the posts today, BUT it's official. Good Health & Fortune, the twdrama starring the lovely Chen Qiao En is going to be airing starting on 31May09! SO EXCITED FOR IT! Thank you, Taiwan, for not flaking out of me with this drama.

I'm working my way through all of Qiao En's dramas. I might have to bump 100% Senorita or MVP Valentine (heightened quite a bit because OMG Tony Sun, you're hot!) up my list.

Speaking of which, I'm working on my list right now, trying to get an order to what I'm going to be watching in the near future.

Tonight I'm going to try to finish Dal Ja's Spring, and the rest of the latest episode of My Queen.
uisceros: (Defeated Queen)
I love LOVE love Dal Ja's Spring. Seriously. Love it beyond words.

But, for all it's awesomeness, it's no My Queen. I do not lie when I say My Queen is currently my third favorite drama of all time (only just after Love Contract and Coffee Prince, both of which I effuse praise on obsessively).

Wu Shuang, still rocking.
My Queen episode 14 picspam )
uisceros: (Xin Yi x Cun Xi)
I'm not going to bother extolling the virtues of My Queen, because honestly, I've said it 8 million times already. I will say this though; BEST CURRENTLY AIRING DRAMA.

And Cheryl is freaking gorgeous! Seriously, massive girlcrush.

thoughts on episode 13 )

No work tomorrow, so I can stay up late doing my YesAsia post! Yay!
uisceros: (Nagase)
I waited a long time for the last episode of My Queen. First I wanted to wait until all parts were subbed. Then viikii wasn't working for me. So I finally watched it, and just, wow. I love that drama so much. It's freaking amazing.

Lucas is probably the most mature, adult drama hero I've ever seen. He does things for Wu Shuang so that she can be happy, even if they take her away from him. He cleared up the misunderstanding between her and Yun Hao, despite knowing that they would get back together. He's not perfect (too perfect is boring), but he's wonderful. Ethan is really a good actor. His confession scene was extremely powerful. I just wanted to hug him.

And Wu Shuang... my favorite drama heroine ever. Right now she's confused, and vulnerable. But she still has the balls to knock some sense into a restaurant manager for treating an employee unfairly. I want to be her so badly. I don't get why everyone hates her, if I were them, I'd be laying flowers at her feet and building a shrine.

I can't wait to see episode 13!!

I have SUCH a girlcrush on Cheryl Yang. She's beautiful. And Wu Shuang is a freaking goddess.
a few more caps )

Btw, I don't know if anyone would know, but Wu Shuang calls her mother "ah bu", but the subtitles say 媽, which would be pronounced "ma". I've never heard this before, and it's confusing me. Is it just some random Taiwan thing I don't know about? Is it Taiwanese? Or maybe Hakka or Hokkien?

I also watched the second episode of Utahime. I like it a lot, but I'm not getting into it yet. Sometimes it takes 4 or 5 episodes for me to really get into a drama. Until that happens, things go relatively slowly.

But whatever. Nagase is beautiful, and I want to have his babies.

His english was amazingly cute, and actually pretty damn good considering. He actually knew the whole song, which was impressive.

Holy crap, this Son Dam Bi / Big Bang remix is GREAT
uisceros: (Defeated Queen)
Is it possible for me to love the Taiwanese (and My Queen) even more?!

(Btw, she's picking up something off the ground, after they spent the whole night talking...)

Finally getting around to watching My Queen 12. The last few days viikii hasn't been working for me.
uisceros: (Chen Qiao En)
Um, even though like, no one else is watching it, WTF LOST?!

Seriously, LOST, wtf? )

In drama news, My Queen continues to rule my life with it's awesomeness. These characters are amazing... So yes, picspam for episode 11 (the caps SUCK, but honestly, these were the best I could come up with currently. The raw hasn't been uploaded yet for download. These are from youtube)

Episode 11 rocked )

Wu Shuang and Lucas are still my OTP, but they just HAD to make Yun Hao awesome as well. Jeez.

Still haven't watched BBF 23. Probably tomorrow. I've been tired recently. Plus, BOOOK! Still haven't finished it. I'm going to try to catch up on comments in a bit.
uisceros: (TOP)
Last night I thought to myself; "I should really start watching more jdramas"

I then stopped, and thought that statement out.

Because I'm currently (actively) watching three jdramas, and two animes.

I like jdramas a LOT. Mostly because they're short. But also because they're funny, and sad, and just everything good. My only complaint; distinct lack of intimacy. But I can deal with that as long as I have my twdramas.

My Queen episode 11 is up!!!! And the first part had been mostly subbed!! God I love that drama!

And tomorrow; BBF episode 22! I can't wait for the shippiness!
uisceros: (Defeated Queen)
Okay, several things;

1. Finished My Boss, My Hero. At this time, I honestly think Nagase may have usurped Shun-kun as my favorite j-actor (I think they're tied), which is HUGE. Shun was not only my first Japanese actor crush, but my first Asian drama-boy crush in general. But OMG Nagase. Whenever I see him I freak out a little bit. It's kinda embarrassing, the amount of girlish squee I let fly when I see him.

So I needed another picspam.
Last episode of My Boss My Hero )

Would it be bad if I flew to Japan, and spent all my energy stalking him? Because, honestly, I'm THIIIS close.

2. Haagen Dazs' in Taiwan are a whole hell of a lot nicer than they are in the US.

And while the whole engagement ring in the dessert thing is kinda cliche, I still melted quite a bit during that scene in My Queen (not a spoiler, it was a flashback).

See! Even the ice cream is fancier at Taiwanese Haagen Dazs'! That one is called a "Love Poem". See the Shakespeare poem under the ice cream? Can't make out which one it is.

3. I (finally) finished watched episode 19 and 20 of BBF. I'm going to post my thoughts in a separate post, because this one is getting long.

4. I'm not sure what my next drama will be. I kinda want to watch Dal Ja's Spring, but I also want to watch something with Nagase in it... Plus, I need to finish The Rose. And Black & White starts soon, so I want something relatively quick... Meh! Decisions decisions. Plus I just got a HUGE book on Taiwanese history that I want to read...
uisceros: (Defeated Queen)
Holy crap! The subbing is going REALLY fast for My Queen episode 10!! I can't wait to get home tonight to watch it... again (but this time, actually FULLY UNDERSTAND it!)

I honestly have no idea why this drama isn't more popular. It's SO GOOD, and it's leading the ratings in Taiwan by a hugely significant margin. Not that ratings mean much of anything of course, but you'd think a popular show like that would translate overseas...

It's kinda sad that when I search for "Defeated Queen drama" on google, my blog is one of the first listed. (Weirdly before the Asianfanatics thread)

It's dramas like this that not only reaffirm by intense love of twdramas, they also remind me of why I love dramas to begin with. A lot of the times twdramas are silly and hugely overacted (part of the appeal, I say!), but sometimes they get things amazingly right, where everything falls into place, and you can't help but be sucked in to the awesomeness. The acting in this drama is particularly amazing. Cheryl is fabulous. FAB-U-LOUS. Ethan is pretty damn good as well (though overshadowed by the goddess that is Cheryl Yang).

Taiwan, you rock my world.

*sigh* I suppose I should do some actual work now instead of incessantly googling My Queen to find juicy spoilers/tidbits.

I totally cannot contain my love for this drama.
uisceros: (Chen Qiao En sexy)
iTunes meme #1! )

iTunes meme #2!! )

Watched episode 10 of My Queen. Couldn't really understand what was happening, but I DO know I'm EXTREMELY pissed at Yun Hao. Bastard leaves the AMAZING Wu Shuang right before their wedding, and doesn't send word to her for SIX YEARS, and then suddenly decides to appear in her life again, JUST as she's starting a relationship with Lucas. JUST as she's feeling confident in her appeal again. And now he's confusing her, because despite him being an asshole, Wu Shuang loved him.

Yun Hao = BASTARD.

As far as I can tell, despite being (rightfully) upset with the whole situation, Wu Shuang isn't giving him the time of day. The previews for the next episode look like Yun Hao actually does worm his way into her life again, which makes sense. Because, despite being amazing and kickass, Wu Shuang is highly fragile. She doesn't really have friends, her coworkers are horrible to her, and the love of her life left her without any explanation. It's no wonder she'd fall back on him, even though HE'S AN ASS.

(He's an ass for leaving her, but he doesn't appear to be a bad person otherwise. The indomitable Wu Shuang would never fall for a horrible guy. So, as asshole-y as he's being, I don't think he's normally such a douche.)

Gah! Wu Shuang, you deserve SO MUCH BETTER. You're AWESOME. Hook up with Lucas, for goodness sakes! Be a cougar!

(I'm so in love with Cheryl Yang now, and will have to watch everything she's been in. Luckily most of them are already on my list. And hey! She was in My Secret Garden with Ariel! And I REALLY want to see Qian Niu Hua Kai De Ri Zi now, it looks super good!)


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