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aka - HEIRS, BRO.  (up to episode 8)

+ Oh lord, it's not that rare that I find myself in a fandom were i SHIP ALL TEH SHIPS!!1 except the canon ones (ew, gr-oss)

(this post is insane and i sound insane and my shipping is out of control.)



+ First of all, HELP ME I SHIP BONA WITH EVERYBODY. Krystal is just so damn charming and delightful that she manages to wrangle something a bit different out of the rest of the cast - first and foremost my main OTP of this show is Krystal/Young Do which I decided on in Episode 1 before they ever interacted and was delighted in Episode 2 when they had the exact relationship that I thought would make them work - a) He's more gentle with Bona than anyone else, because everybody in the cast (bar Rachel) are all exceedingly gentle towards her (which just fyi, has now also made me ship Tan/Bona wtf self more on that later) she's kinda like a puppy you know? The way everyone just calls her pretty all the time even though it rarely even gets her off track (OBVIOUSLY THEY JUST FEEL THE SAME AS ME AND JUST FEEL THE NEED TO COMPLIMENT HER ON HER PRINCESS-NESS). But seeing as I'm not even remotely shipping him with Eun-sang and although it would normally be PERFECT for me - Rachel/Young-do isn't really doing it for me either, the Gu Jun Pyo approach to women isn't appealing to me for this character.

I just don't know why the show feels the need to wade through the usual cliches of Passionate Girl/Cold Guy to make Young-do grow as a character and eventually learn to be less of an asshole, when I already see it in him when he's gently teasing Bona - which was far more appealing. UGH YOU GUYS I KNOW, I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT IT TOO MUCH. I can just imagine him in Chan-young's position with Bona heaping the same amounts of love and loyalty on him AND HE WOULD JUST INDULGE HER IN IT SO MUCH AND SECRETLY LOVE IT BECAUSE HE JUST WANTS TO BE LOOVVEEEDDD. FML THAT IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN BECAUSE IT WOULD BE SO. GODDAMN. CUTE.

#ahem

Anyway, this seems like an appropriate time to link YOU TO A BONA/YOUNG-DO FIC THAT ZOE FREAKING WROTE ME BECAUSE SHE IS MY SUN AND STARS AND GREATLY INDULGES ME IN RANDOM CRACK SHIPS I COME UP WITH read it here. (no srsly this was like the highlight of my week. *raises glass* TO MUCH HEIRS FIC IN THE FUTURE rarrr rarrr amen) I prompted this just after their brief arm-grab/eye!sex moment in Episode 7 THAT LITERALLY CONTAINED MORE CHEMISTRY IN A FEW SECONDS THAN THE REST OF THE SHOW HAS PROVIDED IN EIGHT EPISODES AND I WAS LIKE 'YEP YEP THIS IS IT, IT'S HAPPENING, I AM FULLY ON BOARD MY IMAGINARY SHIP.'

+ Erm after their scene in Episode 8 I also totally ship Tan/Bona (or at least in the sense that I would love to see some flashbacks of their past relationship) which is truly incredible because I never thought I'd be able to muster up enough interest to ship him with anyone. Krystal just working her wonders, man. Actually this episode made me think about just how much I'd like to see some flashbacks, I think it could do some truly wonderful things for the characters to see their past friendship group where they're dating and the bromance is strong with Young-do/Tan and (one I might like to see most-) Rachel and Tan are friends.

+ None of this is to say that Bona/Chan-young are not ADORBS. AND PRECIOUS. SUNSHINE. OF. LIFE. Because they totes are and I die a little inside after he smiles gently after her for being ridiculous. Just kinda sucks that the only character I ship with everyone is the only person ever to be in a happy teenage relationship ;__;

+ I've decided she needs a scene with Won because if anyone can spark some life into him, it's Bona's radiance. i could ship that

+ I also liked the Rachel/Bona scene because it was one of the few times that Rachel showed exactly what she is - a bratty teenage girl, not a souless automoton. And there was much beautiful hair-tossing and bitchy comments to be had.

BASICALLY I LIVE A LEE BONA APPRECIATION LIFE OK.

Other ships:

+ Won/Rachel, I'm totes into it, their one scene together was the only scene ever that Won wasn't a massive dick in and Rachel's first scene that she seemed mildly happy in.

+ Rachel/Hyo-shin. HE MADE HER SMILE YOU GUYS. IT WAS GLORIOUS. THE CLOUDS PARTED. AND I FIND HIM ATTRACTIVE. AND HER ATTRACTIVE. THEY SHOULD KISS.

+ Hyun-joo/Hyo-shin or Hyun-joo/Manager Yoon tbh, anything that does not involve Won because he is starting to become a major creeper and it's pissing me off. I actually like Hyun-joo but I'd like to see her in a larger context than her various romantic plots. (and Hyo-shin actually but that's just because of face appreciation.)

+ Rachel/Young-do are surprisingly not doing it for me? I sort of enjoy their Cruel Intentions-esque relationship, but lbr, this is a KDrama and it's never going to get sexy enough for me to ship it and as I basically live my fandom life by the words 'I Just Want Everyone To Be Happy' I can't ship them in a KDrama-soulmate way either because I completely believe that they are far too similar to ever be happy together and would spend their days trying to make the other more miserable .

+ Tan/Eun-sang are....fine? Ok? Have their moments? Their moments are their playful ones btw - when everything is very "where did you come from?!" "a fairy tale *flutters eyelashes*" but for some reason Tan is becoming more of an asshole and ....more like Young-do, basically, with every episode. I always think I could really get behind this couple when something unexpected happens - like he just straight up asks her to like him then seems to leave her to make a choice, or when Eun-sang buys him and Young-do a sassy cup of coffee because she is so 3000% done with their shit. But then the KDrama cliche Gods have to storm in with the physical abuse and the bullying-as-love and Eun-sang suddenly unable to jUST STAND UP FOR. HER. SELF. and my poor soul simply grows weary of it all.

OH WAIT, THERE IS A PLOT, APPARENTLY.

+ Eun-sang has the best Mother, and even though she's an awful woman, I kinda love Mum's relationship with Madam Han because lol you guys their weird relationship just gets better with every episode.

+ Drama has pretty good cinematography, you go drama.

+ Could not possibly care less about the adult affairs/relationships, it's almost impossible how little I care.

+ Young-do has one of the worst KDrama parents of all time and that's saying something. He seems to hate his son and the actor is very good because he has such an unassuming look about him? It's really startling when he suddenly becomes a vicious monster.

+ Won is so deeply unsympathetic to me, I keep waiting for something to happen for him but I'm almost feeling like the Drama thinks they have such a handsome man playing him that he doesn't need any character growth, women love assholes!!1! I find his behaviour towards Tan fairly confusing tbh because jesus, what's a much simpler and effective way to not let your brother take your company? MAKE HIM ADORE YOU. WHY WOULD YOU TRY TO MAKE HIM HATE YOU? WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE MORE UNHELPFUL THEN THAT? Men. Lawd. He doesn't even have the buckets of charisma that Young-do has to make him seem charming or yano.....interesting. Could try harder.

+  Eun-sang is....ok. I really wasn't a fan of her at first because she just seemed like Park Shin Hye playing every Park Shin Hye character ever and frankly she cried a baffling amount and I was never entirely sure over what. But, sometimes, she shows me a spark of something new..... buying those sassy cups of coffee, walking away from an argument because she doesn't have a fuck to give, telling people straight why the shit they're trying to pull on her is stupid....then I like her. Then I could love her. But frankly it's not nearly consistent enough and I remain generally uninterested in her.

+ Rachel is also fairly flat to me, I can see why people would like her because she has the potential to be very interesting, but right now she is just the most basic trope of Poor Little Rich Girl with no actual characteristics to fill in the blanks. But I have seen her moments and wish they would get a bit more frequent (and her actress has the most lovely doll-like face, it makes me hate life.)

+ Joon-young the poor baby :( this was somewhere the show surprised me - I thought for sure he was going to try and blackmail/threaten Eun-sang with the knowledge of her Mother but.....he protected her instead? And then bowed out without ever saying a word to anyone about her? TOP GUY TBH. I never hated Young-do more then when he was being wretched to him.

Okay I'm becoming self-conscious about how long this is getting, especially because I didn't even particularly enjoy the show until around Episode 5/6. SO WE'LL CUT IT OFF HERE.


PS - I'm shipping Mary/Branson in Downton Abbey more than I have ever shipped anything on that show, as I mentioned earlier - lol my life.

PPS - My babies won Video of the Year at the YouTube awards, much ridiculous and gross racism ensued but lol @ SNSD skipping off into the sunset with their award and 500,000 more views on the video with people coming to be gross and racist all over it. THE WORLD DOES NOT SEE THAT IT CANNOT ESCAPE THE HALLYU WAVE TBH, IT IS COMING FOR YOU.

PPPS - Gonna go watch those SHINee videos now Eleonore and Alex, so pls save your inevitable harrassment.

PPPPS - I read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books and I finished and on one hand I was insanely happy because fuck that man was a genius and also devestated because THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SEVEN MORE BOOKS AND WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALLLLLLLLLLLL AND THE OTP AND THE TWIN SISTER AND UGHHH THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT IT, IT'S SO FRUSTRATING.

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Commenting just to say, your tag!

*aggressively ships my ship*

I love this tag.

Honestly it's probably the tag most accurate for my life

<3

I WILL COME BACK FOR THIS, BUT CAN I JUST SAY:

I LOVE TAE-KYUNG. LOVE HIM. HE IS NEITHER PHYSICALLY AGGRESSIVE, NOR EMOTIONALLY ABUSIVE, AND BASICALLY A NEUROTIC CONTROL-FREAK ON CRACK AND DORK TIMES 1000000000000. Besides Jan Geun Suk's voice deserves Hallyu status all on its own.

I went in expecting to hate everything, especially Tae-kyung, and second lead shipping like hell. BUT, INSTEAD.

(Alex is side-eyeing me. I am side-eyeing myself tbqh.)

I SHALL BE BACK.

Forever lol. It's ok, wifey. I shall contain my outrage and put back the divorce papers where they belong (inside my pillow case) until the next time you betray me and all that I love.

I am at school right now so I will also be back later (mainly to unleash all the bitching because Tan is driving me fucking crazy I swear). But LIZZIE I LOVE YOU FOR MAKING THIS POST AND PLEASE ALLOW ME TO HATE ON EVERYTHING EXCEPT ON PERFECT BONA WHO IS SO PERFECT IT'S REDEFINING PERFECT.

LOL, wait, I'm confused, why the outrage, do you hate You're Beautiful and Tae-kyung as well? I DID NOT KNOW THIS. You love Jeremy, I know, I do too, because perf.

I NEED TO GET TO YOUR HEIRS POST AS WELL. Although lmao, I'm beginning to think I'm v. easy to please is what because I basically enjoy everything in Heirs (except for the adult romances bcz dnc.)

LMAO how do you not know that I'm the biggest YB hater on the planet (don't tell Lizzie tho, shhh) the only thing I truly love is Jeremi ok. I watched it the next day (literally) after finishing Reply 1997. CAN YOU IMAGINE MY TRAUMA OK JUST PICTURE IT FOR A SECOND AND I WAS ALL ALONE IN THE HORROR BUT THANK GOD ALEX FOLLOWED SUIT SHORTLY AFTER. It's probably not even as bad as I remember it. But man. Only time in my life I've legit understood the concept of hate watching a show. By the end of it I was seething and in need of a hug... Ugh, my trauma goes on forever and ever, so don't talk to me about it. Let's just pretend it doesn't exist.

YES GET TO MY HEIRS POST I WANT YOUR DETAILED THOUGHTS PLS. Also I enjoy pretty much everything (including the adult drama lulz) SAVE FOR THE MOTHERFUCKING OTP THAT HAS MANAGED TO REPEATEDLY SQUICK ME DURING THE LAST TWO EPS I WANT TO KILL THINGS. EW EW EW.

(Seriously wtf is up with this teacher being so late???)

Edited at 2013-11-05 12:51 pm (UTC)

i don't understand tho

i think me/zoe and you/alex were watching two different shows tbh.

OBV UR WELCOME BECAUSE I JUST KIND OF NEEDED TO WRITE DOWN MY THOUGHTS BECAUSE I'M PRETTY SURE THE ONLY CHARACTERS I DEFINITELY, 100% LOVE ARE BONA AND CHAN-YOUNG AND IT'S TERRIBLY CONFUSING BECAUSE THE SHOW IS NOT VERY GOOD? BUT ALSO IT IS? life/

staring at the screen till you get home and vomit your thoughts all over this post tbh.

Omfg Lizzie so you bitched about how ~long this post of yours was but I've been adding and adding and adding word vomit and now it's become a monster idek what to do??? Like um do you want a five part comment or would you rather I made a post? (And would you consider unlocking this post if I kept all the vomit here? *aegyo smile*)

EHRMAGAHDDDDDDD I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT. You can post it wherever you want bb but of course I will unlock the post, anything for you ^__^

Perfeeeect!!! I shall post here then \o/ but please be patient a little longer because I need to wrap up a thought or two ^^

Ummm, so change of plans?
1) it's 4am in the fucking morning I hate my life and I'm getting up in 3 hours so s l e e p
2) I thought it was just going to be one more thing but then IT BECAME A 5K REPLY VOMIT?
3) so I think I will post some of it here and some of it as a post idk but I will do it tomorrow
4) I love you and hope that you are getting sleep, unlike me (because I write down feels about Heirs all night long wtaf is even my life :|||)

ZOE YOU CAN'T POSSIBLY UNDERSTAND HOW HAPPY THIS MAKES ME

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A SAD LITTLE GIRL WHO WATCHED YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL AND FELL IN LOVE WITH KDRAMAS AND ANXIOUSLY AWAITED THE DAY HER FLIST WOULD JOIN HER, THREE YEARS LATER THEY DID AND THEY ALL HATED HER FIRST AND MOST BELOVED DRAMA AND THERE WAS MUCH SADNESS.

I've never quite been able to grasp what the beef was with it tbh, Tae-kyung was a glorious character with the Best. Voice. Ever (apart from maybe Han-seong from Coffee Prince because UNF)

He's secretly a massive dork. This is the key.

I'm legit vomming rainbows I'm so happy right now. SOMEBODY, SOMEWHERE, UNDERSTANDS MY MOST BELOVED DRAMA.

LOL, IT'S K BRO, I AM HERE FOR YOU.

But dude, what a fantastic show? It's legitimately funny and wholly entertaining and an excellent tongue-in-cheek look at idol life. (Like, I DIED when they had the fantasy fanfic sequence with Shin-woo/Tae-kyung/Jeremy. That reference to fic-writing was one of my favorite parts in Reply 1997 and to think that You're Beautiful did it all the way back in 2009 when it wasn't as mainstream as it is now!) Even the general celebrity management, the constant are-the-cameras-watching-me personas, TAE-KYUNG ASKING WHETHER HE WAS ON PUNK'D/ESQUE/SOMETHING BECAUSE THE WHOLE SITUATION WAS TOO BIZARRE TO BE REAL. And all the general meta-references and just guh.

As for Tae-kyung, my most basic judging parameter for any character is whether the show gets what they're writing the character as/if my perception is in-line with a show's, as far as I can tell. And through the fantasy sequence (THOSE ARE THE BEST) with Tae-kyung and Mi-nyeo's marriage ceremony, where he was all overbearing and high-handed ("I GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO MARRY ME") and control-freakish as he is, and Mi-nyeo being star-struck, I'm like "YES, THEY GET HIM, AND THEM, FLAWS AND ALL." They get that his control-freakishness is a problem and it's not a romantic streak or whatever. and everyone just blankly going "she likes...him?" gave me life, lol. idk, the whole thing seemed very self-aware to me.

Besides, I don't know, I will at some point paste the feelings-splosion that I had with Alex (who probs could not care less, lol, I TROUBLE HER A LOT), but Tae-kyung strikes me as a particularly honest character i.e. I never got the feeling that he ever used Mi-nyeo's feelings to gain an emotional high-ground. He was terrible at READING emotions, sure, but I didn't feel like he ever compounded her insecurities or emotional upheavals. Like the time she got something in her eye and couldn't open them and thought he was mad at her for some reason and she's all "are you mad at me?" and he goes "no, you can't see me right now because your eyes are closed, but I'm actually smiling." LIKE, HOW GREAT IS THAT? He outright tells her things like that, there is no emotional dishonesty to make her feel terrible or to keep her guessing, like when she thinks she's bothering him with her problems when he's come back from a meeting with his mother and he just point-blank says that without her the day would have been "frighteningly long" [THAT PHRASE THO]. There are a lot of missed signals, but mostly because they're both so freaking dense, not because they understand the game and are playing it.

I get the issues with them completely, because it's clear that Tae-kyung has a lot of hard power in the relationship (although I don't feel like he makes use of it much, but he still definitely has it) because Mi-nyeo idolizes him to the point of distraction. And to the point where she has him on a pedestal that makes her feel insecure by comparison, regardless of whether he attempts to himself or not. And everything he says is VERY srs bzns to her, which leaves her vulnerable. (And not a good situation to be in with someone who generally has a controlling streak as it is.) But I think because of the background of the two (nun/idol) and the general established dynamic, my enjoyment of them is not much deterred by this problematic.

OKAY THIS IS NOW WAY TOO LONG. AND THAT TOO ON A HEIRS POST. I APOLOGIZE OKAY. *goes off to watch the finale*

Oh, wait.

Tae-kyung was a glorious character with the Best. Voice. Ever (apart from maybe Han-seong from Coffee Prince because UNF)

LMAO, I have heard SO MUCH about Han-seong's voice, but actually Tae-kyung is the first person/character/species whose voice I have noticed, in my life. Like, I am SO SOLD on his voice, it's not even funny. I'm even contemplating Love Rain and MSOAN just for his voice (altho I probs wouldn't, but, y'know). Like, I am in LOVE with his voice to a distracting degree. It is so ridiculously unexpected with that face. (What I'm really waiting for is Pretty Man, even though the premise is LOL, but IU and JGS = YAY!)

*really goes*

Edited at 2013-11-05 07:00 pm (UTC)

I WAS GOING TO POST MY 'TAE-KYUNG SQUEEING OVER HIS COMPUTER SCREEN BECAUSE MIN -GAVE HIM A 100' TO EXPRESS MY LOVE FOR THIS POST BUT PHOTOBUCKET IS UNDER MAINTENANCE APPARENTLY fml

The third paragraph especially is something I was loosly thinking about when trying to defend him, back when the others watched it, but couldn't quite find the words to express, I think I was more like - HE'S NOT ABUSIVE YOU GUYS, HE'S JUST REALLY LAME. LIKE MR DARCY OKAY.

when they had the fantasy fanfic sequence with Shin-woo/Tae-kyung/Jeremy.

Genuine. Best. Ever. I think it was about this point when I 100% fell in love with the show and with KDramas in general if they were all going to be this ridic (they mostly were, bless)

but actually Tae-kyung is the first person/character/species whose voice I have noticed, in my life. Like, I am SO SOLD on his voice, it's not even funny.

/headinhands/ DO YOU SEE WHY I WAS SO SMITTEN? WHO KNOWS, IF IT HAD BEEN ANYONE BUT JGS' FACE AND VOICE IN MY FIRST DRAMA, I MIGHT NEVER HAVE COME THIS FAR.

BUT BUT BUT ALSO, the part when he smiles for the first time and Mi-nam is just like :OOOOOO my heart actually fluttered over a guy's smile WHICH HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE OR SINCE. Oh to be 16 and fancy free.

Although I considerably, considerably prefer him with Tae-kyung!hair over his usual brown flowing locks. GET IT TOGETHER JGS.

(ps - how u doing with Heirs btw? PLS TELL ME UR THOUGHTS ON THIS SHOW. I FEEL EVERYONE DRAGGED ME INTO IT AND I'M IRONICALLY THE ONLY PERSON LEFT WHO CARES)

BO NA/YOUNG DO IS THE TRUE OTP OF THIS SHOW. BYE.

I prompted this just after their brief arm-grab/eye!sex moment in Episode 7 THAT LITERALLY CONTAINED MORE CHEMISTRY IN A FEW SECONDS THAN THE REST OF THE SHOW HAS PROVIDED IN EIGHT EPISODES AND I WAS LIKE 'YEP YEP THIS IS IT, IT'S HAPPENING, I AM FULLY ON BOARD MY IMAGINARY SHIP.'
I love everything this post chooses to be.

I'M ENJOYING BO NA/TAN TOO WTF?? I can enjoy Tan 90000x more sans LOVE IIIIIS THE MOOOOMEEEEEEENT smh.

Bo Na/Chan Young can stay. And u know how I feel about people happily in love.

Won is so boring, I've started tuning out during his scenes tbh.

as I basically live my fandom life by the words 'I Just Want Everyone To Be Happy'
LOL WHAT? SINCE WHEN?

Their moments are their playful ones btw - when everything is very "where did you come from?!" "a fairy tale *flutters eyelashes*"
O M G OUR BRAINS NEED TO STOP. I LITERALLY SAID THIS EXACT SAME THING USING THIS EXACT EXAMPLE TO ELEONORE NOT HALF AN HOUR BEFORE.

+1000000 to Tan so not being that different from Young Do. Except I don't think he's BECOMING like him, I think he's always been a huge douche (e.g. "did I used to bully you", etc. IT'S A JOKE but lbr no). And his behaviour towards Eun Sang is exactly as privileged and entitled as Young Do's, only the former's comes with a heavy ladle of LOVE IIIIIS THE MOOOOOMEEEEEENT.

Young Do's father is the literal worst. I don't want to sympathise with Young Do but D U D E.

JOON YOUNG :__________________________; Seriously ngl I love Young Do (idk) but his abuse of Joon Young was so upsetting and triggery and I'm impressed the show recognises that.

PPS. THE EAST ASIANS ARE IN YOUR COUNTRY STEALIN' UR AWARDS. WHITE PEOPLE SHOULD BE VVV AFRAID.
PPPS. L O L @ your life but the link I gave you wasn't really something TO WATCH??? Also, just finalising this epic playlist, prepare yourself accordingly.
PPPPS. You've reminded me I never finished the last one. Should get on that I suppose.\
PPPPPS. No comment @ you and Zoe.

BO NA/YOUNG DO IS THE TRUE OTP OF THIS SHOW. BYE.

I'M ENJOYING BO NA/TAN TOO WTF?? I can enjoy Tan 90000x more sans LOVE IIIIIS THE MOOOOMEEEEEEENT smh.

YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE MY SPIRIT ANIMAL IN LIFE RIGHT? LIKE, IF I HAD A DAEMON, IT WOULD PROBABLY BE YOU.

LOL WHAT? SINCE WHEN?

omg dude have you not noticed that over like the last year, I tend to end every sentence with 'BUT I JUST WANT EVERYONE TO BE HAPPY YANO.' IT MAKES ME SUPER BORING BECAUSE I GET REALLY TIRED OF ALL TEH DRAMA ALL THE TIME AND JUST WANT EVERYONE TO BE HAVING FUNNY AND FAB TIMES. I think it stems from the fact that these days, I can only ship couples if I think they'll be happy together in the long run. Idek. Chuck/Blair did this to me, girl.

+1000000 to Tan so not being that different from Young Do. Except I don't think he's BECOMING like him, I think he's always been a huge douche (e.g. "did I used to bully you", etc. IT'S A JOKE but lbr no).

Yeah tbf I didn't really bring up is obvious past douche-ness, I think it's more 'reverting to his past self' (aka Gu Jun Pyo probs and has snuck back into high school 10 years later because Lee Min Ho IS TOO OLD FOR THIS SHIT.) In fact I'm tempted to believe at this point that alot of Young-do's douche-ness was learnt from Tan and has become a sort of pupil surpassing the master type business.

Young Do's father is the literal worst. I don't want to sympathise with Young Do but D U D E.

JOON YOUNG :__________________________; Seriously ngl I love Young Do (idk) but his abuse of Joon Young was so upsetting and triggery and I'm impressed the show recognises that.


HE ACTUALLY STARTED CHOKING HIM THOUGH? I MEAN. LORDY. But yah (sadly) +10000 on loving Young-do though, I CAN'T EVEN FULLY EXPLAIN IT? I MEAN HIS FACE AND ABSURD LEVELS OF CHARISMA DEFINITELY HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT, but I do think he's kind of a sad character at the end of the day. Plus, he's obviously going to redeem himself with teh love by the end.

PPPS. L O L @ your life but the link I gave you wasn't really something TO WATCH??? Also, just finalising this epic playlist, prepare yourself accordingly.

Yeah but I've taken to watching their 'Everybody' video numerous times because I have a great artistic apprecation for that guy in the black fur coat. (also the choreo is pretty cewl) (i don't even like dubstep lol)

I love how Chuck/Blair has ruined all of us, what a good joke.

aka Gu Jun Pyo probs and has snuck back into high school 10 years later because Lee Min Ho IS TOO OLD FOR THIS SHIT.
LITERAL UGLY CACKLING.

+100 to Young-do surpassing master Tan, there must be a reason Tan is perceived as top dog blah blah~~~

Also, yeah, it's the Woo-bin effect, there can be no resistance. ;| ;| ;|

Yeah but I've taken to watching their 'Everybody' video numerous times because I have a great artistic apprecation for that guy in the black fur coat.

S C R E A M I N G

Bro, this is true proof if ever that we are daemon sisters because fur coat guy is no joke my FAVE DEMON CHILD. fyi his name is Lee Taemin and he is Shinee's lead-dancer/-vocal/dark brat prince rising and also Satan's wayward son, WELCOME.



(and yes the choreo is insane, as usual for them)
(i have a secret obsession with dubstep ngl although it is prob the least best song on that mini overall)

OH GOOD YES GIF THANK YOU.

no but srsly i'm glad you love him and he should be super proud of his DNA

The new episodes of Heirs won't be out till later in the week for me (have to wait for subs ;;) but I am watching other shows as well ->

Marry Him If You Dare, Faith, Switch Girl S1 (just finished), and Flower Boy Next Door. Do you recommend anything?

Ah I know, I have to wait too :( It would be so great if I could just speak Korean haha.

Of course! Anything for a KDrama friend in need, some generally beloved dramas (including me): Dream High, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Shut Up! Flower Boy Band, My Girl, Coffee Prince, Reply 1997 and You're Beautiful :)

I've watched Coffee Prince and You're Beautiful (my favs <3 ). I shall look into those and see what draws my eye :) thanks!

I watched up to episode 10 now of The Heirs!

- BONA IS THE MOST FLAWLESS CHARACTER IN HEIRS THE END. ugh, listen, I totes know what you mean, okay, because I legit shipped Tan hard with her too in that half-a-minute interaction where he clearly thought she was the most adorable creature that ever existed (which, lbr, is how everyone treats her and how everyone needs to treat her because my princess <3____<3) IDEK HOW SHE'S SO AMAZING, LIKE, HER BITCHY-SEMI-CARING ABOUT EUN-SANG GIVES ME LIFE. And she is the cutest even in an established relationship, just, GUH.

(ALSO I CANNOT BELIEVE I WROTE FIC FOR THIS. OR THAT YOU LIKED IT. DANKE.)

- ALSO, DUDE, I AM TOTALLY INTO WON/RACHEL AS WELL. The only time I REALLY enjoy them is with each other, and their interactions are wryly golden. (Although Won with Eun Sang in this episode was good too, I could ship it /what.) Like, I want to LOVE Rachel because that actress is my adorable "nation's fairy" from To The Beautiful You, and I did love her and her reactions in the initial episodes, but they're starting to make her one-note re: ES which sucks. Won, of course, is totally one-note and the only interaction of his I've enjoyed has been with Rachel and Eun Sang. Like, I loved the Won/Tan dynamic initially but now it's not ~~dynamic at all. It's just the same thing repeated over, which, bleh. WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL.

- Hyun-joo I have no particular feelings for at this point? (Which means her and Won together = disaster because I could not care less about them individually so together is just :s)

- WEIRDLY ENOUGH I don't ship Rachel/Young Do either. Although I have to admit, I totally ship Eun Sang/Young Do. IT IS MIGHTY UNFAIR HOW MUCH OF AN ABUSIVE ASS YOUNG DO IS AND JUST SO. FREAKING. COMPELLING. BECAUSE KIM WOO BIN IS THE GOD OF INTENSITY. Like, possibly any other actor, and Young Do would have been nearly unbearable but it's kind of scary how Young Do is not only bearable with KWB but I actually want him around a lot, interacting with all the characters. It's not easy to outshine Lee Min Ho in the charisma department or just sheer screen presence but KWB seems to manage it effortlessly, what even. DAMMIT, I AM SO INTRIGUED BY HIS CHARACTER AND THERE'S SO MUCH MAGNETISM THERE, I CAN'T. Also, he does subtle vulnerability so well too, which just makes him the worst EVER. WHY MUST YOU THO.

- Tan/Eun Sang are okay, I guess? idk, Love Is The Moment is reaching Almost Paradise levels of annoying, which as everyone knows is the soundtrack benchmark for annoying. They can be cute, but idk, I'm REALLY not getting the ES likes KT vibe, which makes his over-the-top actions to be close to her seem much too aggressive.

- LOL, APPARENTLY I'M THE ONLY ONE WHO LOVES THE HELL OUT OF THIS PART OF ES'S CHARACTERIZATION: But then the KDrama cliche Gods have to storm in with the physical abuse and the bullying-as-love and Eun-sang suddenly unable to jUST STAND UP FOR. HER. SELF.

Like, I LOVE that ES was unable to stand up for herself at school, that her reactions are contextualized; that she's sassy outside when the boys are having their dickfest or whatever and she's inadvertently in a position of some illusory power, but in the school where she knows what the social hierarchy is, and she's seen what could happen re: Joon-young, she just can't stand up against the system. I think I'd be FAR more disappointed if she changed the school's social system through sass, or if she was a Jandi-esque character. I LOVE that she avoids conflict, that she just wants to keep her head low and get the hell through this mess, because she's extremely vulnerable there. I thought her frightened reaction to Young Do calling her or Tan's constant attempts to be with her at school are a lovely beat, it makes the bullying thing all the more real for me than it would have been if she'd just stood up for herself, when she's clearly not in a position to actually do. Which is why the Coffee Shop/School delineation in terms of her behavior REALLY works for me.

- DNC about any adult relationship as well (except KT's mother/ES's mother which is the only true OTP of the show lbr!!!!)

LIKE, HER BITCHY-SEMI-CARING ABOUT EUN-SANG GIVES ME LIFE.

W E E P I N G

YOU MUST WRITE ME FIC YOU MUST YOU MUST I AM NOT ABOVE BEGGING

THEY ARE PERFECT OK PERFECT PERFECT AND CREYS IS ME

Like, I LOVE that ES was unable to stand up for herself at school, that her reactions are contextualized; that she's sassy outside when the boys are having their dickfest or whatever and she's inadvertently in a position of some illusory power, but in the school where she knows what the social hierarchy is, and she's seen what could happen re: Joon-young, she just can't stand up against the system. I think I'd be FAR more disappointed if she changed the school's social system through sass, or if she was a Jandi-esque character. I LOVE that she avoids conflict, that she just wants to keep her head low and get the hell through this mess, because she's extremely vulnerable there. I thought her frightened reaction to Young Do calling her or Tan's constant attempts to be with her at school are a lovely beat, it makes the bullying thing all the more real for me than it would have been if she'd just stood up for herself, when she's clearly not in a position to actually do. Which is why the Coffee Shop/School delineation in terms of her behavior REALLY works for me.

CU RY ING all the tears in my body??? OH, THE WAYS YOU UNDERSTAND ME.

BONA IS THE MOST FLAWLESS CHARACTER IN HEIRS THE END

god bless, amen etc etc

he clearly thought she was the most adorable creature that ever existed (which, lbr, is how everyone treats her and how everyone needs to treat her

THIS IS MY FAVOURITE THING ALSO. I JUST LOVE HOW EVERYONE TREATS HER LIKE THE PRINCESS SHE IS, BUT NOT IN A MEAN PATRONIZING WAY, GENUINELY IN JUST A GENTLE AND 'LOL SHE'S SO QT I LOVE HER' WAY.

(ALSO I CANNOT BELIEVE I WROTE FIC FOR THIS. OR THAT YOU LIKED IT. DANKE.)

It was legit my favourite thing to happen in weeks. NOTHING HAS TOPPED THE JOY OF THAT MOMENT IN THE ENSUING DAYS.

I just watched episode 9 and Won/Rachel got even cuter? OK, SO IT'S ACTUALLY ESTABLISHED THAT THE ONLY OTHER PERSON THEY LIKE AND FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH IS EACH OTHER? FOR REASONS THAT WILL HOPEFULLY BE EXPLAINED. AND WE ALL KNOW SHE USED TO HAVE A CRUSH ON HIM. Ugh like it's hitting so many of my shipping kinks right now, I'm getting really into it. I agree on Won/Eun Sang as well as your thoughts on Tan/Won though, Tan/Won is absolutely ridiculous and a huge waste of time, I don't know why I should have to watch a SINGLE more scene of them repeating every other scene they've ever had in the show, in a different setting.

It's not easy to outshine Lee Min Ho in the charisma department or just sheer screen presence

It's funny because if you'd asked me prior to watching this drama who I thought the most charismatic KDrama actor was, I would have answered LMH without a problem, but I think this Drama has proven me wrong? He's really flying under the radar for me and is nothing compared to his BOF days when he used to actually radiate emotions through my screen.

I LOVE that ES was unable to stand up for herself at school, that her reactions are contextualized; that she's sassy outside when the boys are having their dickfest or whatever and she's inadvertently in a position of some illusory power, but in the school where she knows what the social hierarchy is

I get what you're saying and to a degree I appreciate that as well (especially her not defending Joon-young) but there comes a point when she's being literally shoved into the floor and stuff? AND IT'S JUST SO UGHHH, PLS PUNCH THESE ASSHOLES IN THE FACE FOR TREATING YOU SO HORRIFICALLY.

IT'S ME, I HAVE RETURNED. Forgive my lateness, internet hated on me yesterday and so I decided to catch up on sleep (best decision ever, I gotta say, I don't do this enough).

BUT NOW IT'S WORKING PRAISE THE LORD. AND SO BEFORE I WATCH EP 9 LET ME BURRY YOU UNDER WORDS BECAUSE YOU ASKED FOR IT HA HA HA.

+ First of all, HELP ME I SHIP BONA WITH EVERYBODY. Krystal is just so damn charming and delightful that she manages to wrangle something a bit different out of the rest of the cast
YES THIS OMFG THIS. So I was always going to be Krystal biased because um KRYSTAL but also her character brings out the best in everyone? It's a delight. DE LIGHT. No but really, there are a lot stronger actors than baby Jung on this show, but I could not care less, because she embodies her character perfectly. PERFECTLY. Crying about it, tbh. Like, Bo Na is just everything at the same time and thus transcends any stereotype it's a thing of beauty. She is bratty incarnate and lives off her cute, but she's also self-confident and determined, like-you-are-in-my-way-I-will-crush-you-with my-heels-seriously-leave, but then will also be secretly super compassionate at times??? THE MIXTURE BETWEEN SELFISH, LUNATIC AND LOVING IS THE BEST OK. Point is : I know you understand my loooove. (But lbr who doesn't. IF THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HATE THEY BETTER NOT SHOW THEIR FACES BC I WILL EAT THEM.)

Also Krystal's reading voice is forever my favorite thing in the world, so glad the show made use of that :')

I can just imagine him in Chan-young's position with Bona heaping the same amounts of love and loyalty on him AND HE WOULD JUST INDULGE HER IN IT SO MUCH AND SECRETLY LOVE IT BECAUSE HE JUST WANTS TO BE LOOVVEEEDDD. FML THAT IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN BECAUSE IT WOULD BE SO. GODDAMN. CUTE
NOOOOO DON'T DO THIS TO ME YOU DICK. Also omg omg her giddy little face when she heard about Young Do having been hit, hahahha. FOREVER FOREVER.

Lol that you want more flashbacks. Like, I want them too - in theory. (TBH I'D RATHER ZOE WROTE FLASHBACK FIC.) But like those flashbacks were so poorly acted omfg (the boys were so cuuuuuuute tho, their pretty baby faces def made up for the OTTness)

But Tan/Bona were super entertaining and adorbs in a teasing way where you know the show will never go there. Loved it. Please more fake!flirty scenes with them. (And lol I don't put it past myself to ship datz, if the tease!flirting morphs into legit!flirting, ahem.)

HOW DARE YOU GIVE ME TAN/RACHEL FEELS RIGHT NOW. FUCK. Ugh yes, I want flashbacks of that too. OK YOU ARE RIGHT, BRING ON THE FLASHBACKS. Seriously, Rachel and Tan's dynamic could be so great. Why isn't it?? The show needs to love Rachel some more and give her actual scenes gdi. Her last convo with Tan made me so hopeful that she'll get developped more (I am prob setting myself up for disappointment but whatevs, hope makes the world go around). I just really want her to give Tan hell, you know? I fear, it'll just end up with her foil-ing Eun Sang some more, which ughhhh. Rachel/Bona/Eunsang could rule all dem boyz dead if they cooperated. So sad that it will never happen. I just want biker!Rachel, princess!Bona and coldbitch!Eunsang to crush them to pieces IS THAT REALLY TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR??? ;___; (except Chanyoung, he can stay and be their smooth spokesperson #tears)

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omg hey girl you weren't kidding about the length ^_^

HER MIXTURE BETWEEN SELFISH, LUNATIC AND LOVING IS THE BEST OK

YOU KNOW I AGREE 10000% AND YES I DO INDEED UNDERSTAND YOUR LOVE FOR HER, SHE IS TRULY A SPECIAL PRINCESS COME TO BLESS HER LIGHT UPON LESSER BEINGS. Her secret soft-streak absolutely KILLS ME (have you seen Ep 9 yet? She does something super cute for Eun-sang and pretends it's for Chan-young but IT'S TOTALLY NOT OK. THEIR LOVE IS REAL.)

NOOOOO DON'T DO THIS TO ME YOU DICK. Also omg omg her giddy little face when she heard about Young Do having been hit, hahahha. FOREVER FOREVER.

MY IMAGINATION IS PROBS BETTER THEN THE ACTUAL CANON WOULD EVER BE ANYWAY TBH, MAYBE IT'S FOR THE BEST THAT THE DRAMA DOESN'T SCREW UP WHAT I KNOW THEY COULD HAVE. Also super dissapointed at anyone who can make GIFS and watches Heirs but hasn't GIF-d the arm-grab scene BECAUSE IT WAS SO HOT OK AND I DON'T SEE HOW ANYONE IN THE WORLD COULD HAVE WATCHED IT AND NOT RECOGNISED THE HOT-NESS.

But Tan/Bona were super entertaining and adorbs in a teasing way where you know the show will never go there. Loved it. Please more fake!flirty scenes with them.

There should be a least one oblig fake!flirting scene every episode tbh, especially when Bo-na is like 'JUST GET OVER ME' and Tan is all 'BUT U R SO PRETTY, HOW COULD I?!'

HOW DARE YOU GIVE ME TAN/RACHEL FEELS RIGHT NOW. FUCK. Ugh yes, I want flashbacks of that too. OK YOU ARE RIGHT, BRING ON THE FLASHBACKS.

YEP YOU FEEL ME ON THIS, RIGHT? I think it mostly stems from the fact that I want to see Rachel in a different light and I think the majority of her problematic behaviour stems from her (love?) for Tan and I would be really curious to see her BEFORE that, when Tan has the crush on because she's so awesome and she has a crush on Won. I JUST THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT. I completely agree that the show needs to love Rachel more though, she's like a completely non-fleshed out second lead girl right now.

Rachel/Bona/Eunsang could rule all dem boyz dead if they cooperated.

except Chanyoung, he can stay and be their smooth spokesperson #tears


tears of blood over the accuracy.

omg hey girl you weren't kidding about the length ^_^
YOU DOUBTED ME??? also be glad i spared you the 2k Tan/Eunsang vomit because that might have made this 10 comments total o__O

(have you seen Ep 9 yet? She does something super cute for Eun-sang and pretends it's for Chan-young but IT'S TOTALLY NOT OK. THEIR LOVE IS REAL.)
HOWLING AND SCREAMING AND CRYING AND YES. I CANNOT HANDLE HOW MUCH SHE CARES FOR EUN SANG IT LEGIT LIGHTS UP MY LIFE LIKE NOTHING ELSE ON THIS SHOW. And then she keeps defending Eun Sang's behavior against Young Do's bullying and all her friends go "but why are you team Kim Tan, yo?" and .... huh? LOL.

There should be a least one oblig fake!flirting scene every episode tbh, especially when Bo-na is like 'JUST GET OVER ME' and Tan is all 'BUT U R SO PRETTY, HOW COULD I?!'
IKR IKR?!!! (have you seen ep 10 tho because malkdjzmakdjm adorbs)

I think it mostly stems from the fact that I want to see Rachel in a different light and I think the majority of her problematic behaviour stems from her (love?) for Tan and I would be really curious to see her BEFORE that, when Tan has the crush on because she's so awesome and she has a crush on Won. I JUST THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT. I completely agree that the show needs to love Rachel more though, she's like a completely non-fleshed out second lead girl right now.
JESUS EFF. YES PLEAAAAASE. I would do anything to watch that, tbh. And this totally feeds my headcanon that Tan stopped liking/respecting Rachel once she started showing interest for him/care about their engagement. Like, the mere fact that he didn't expect her to get hurt is so telling. I mean, wtf, dude. Did you really thing it was going to be all business forever? The Tan/Won/Rachel dynamic has so much potential, I wish they'd flesh it out more. (What am I saying, wishing for more Won, but I swear ep 9 was basically let's redeem Won's life to Eléonore's eye by featuring all the cute Won/Rachel scenes. FML)

Rachel deserves so much better than what the show is giving to her right now. So depressing. At least her scenes with tutor boy are qt. Sigh.

Part 2 - aka OTP TALK

+ None of this is to say that Bona/Chan-young are not ADORBS. AND PRECIOUS. SUNSHINE. OF. LIFE. Because they totes are and I die a little inside after he smiles gently after her for being ridiculous. Just kinda sucks that the only character I ship with everyone is the only person ever to be in a happy teenage relationship ;__;
PRECIOUS BABIIIEEEEEES. I love them so much, I'm so glad you do too!!!! Like when she let the B-word (lol) slip out--which was hilar omfg Krystal has A+ comedic timing I can't how funny she is--and Chan Young was trying to keep a somewhat straight face but totally thought it was the most endearing thing hahaha. And aksdjmakdmajkj "Bo Na doesn't get mad, everything about her is cute." /my heaaaaaart

And yeah, Chan Young is totally my homeboy, I love him to pieces. I was already biased towards the actor, because fave, but aslkdjamk I adore him ok. Like, he is just so chill? And diplomatic? And a great friend? And also his sass??? Like, the way he handled Tan's obnoxious jealousy crisis - it was the actual best thing. No wonder he is Head Boy, that dude can handle anbody. It's like he's the poisonous serpent tamer or something. I was so impressed with his unwavering confidence, when he--ever so diplomatically--told The Chief Bully off for disrupting the beginning of class with his OTT theatrics (ok seriously how flawless was that ENTIRE sequence, it was so great from beginning to finish, all the interactions were gold writing. Guh.)

Also Chan Young and Eun Sang BFFs of my heart ok. I JUST REALLY LIKE M/F BFFs OK IT GIVES ME A LOT OF GROSS SELF INSERTION FEELS. They are just so chill with each other, and since they've been back in Korea there has been no shippy vibe whatsoever YES GOOD THIS IS THE CORRECT PATH, SHOW.

((But Lizzie, we've talked about all the Bona!shipping ever and I can't believe there hasn't been talk of my ultimate Bo Na OTP yet. GUUUURL WHERE YOU'RE AT? Bo Na/Eun Sang is the real deal. I cannot handle it. I CANNOT HANDLE IT. There dynamic is everything I can't resist to, it's so unfaaaaiirrrrr :'( NOT BUT LIKE BO NA PRETENDS TO BE THE BITCHIEST BUT THEN SHE SECRETLY KEEPS HELPING EUN SANG AND TOTALLY WORRIES ABOUT HER (AND WOULD NEVER ADMIT THAT OF COURSE) BUT GUUUUH ALL THEIR SCENES EXIST TO KILL ME WITH CUTE AND FEELS. Like the fact that she hasn't said anything about Eun Sang's situation, is already an obvious hint that she doesn't want to ruin Eun Sang's life (although it could be argued that it's because she doesn't want to upset Chan Young, but hahaha LOL NO). But then SHE IS SECRETLY HER KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR? aka ME = CRYING??? Guh, the way she immediately stepped in during the first Young Do incident (and she was not doing this for Joon Young, so this is not her usual jam). AND THEN DURING THE CAFETERIA LUNCH SCENE SHE KEPT LOOKING AROUND FOR TAN OR SOMEBODY TO COME AND STOP THIS. While trying to look like she didn't care, but fail fail fail. AND THE INTERVIEW SCENE WHERE SHE PRETENDS THAT SHE COULDN'T BEAR TO WORK WITH HER BUT THE SECOND ANOTHER CONTENDER COMES IN SHE'S LIKE YAY YOU'RE IN CONGRATULATIONS. And and and when she starts giving her unsolicited (but really good) advice about handling school and the fucked up "class system" ok, my heart died ok. And then the show!OTP called and they had to have some dumb scene about LA!memories, SMH SMHHH. BUT THEN SHE STILLS SPENDS ALL OF HER TIME BITCHING HOW ANNOYING EUN SANG IS AND HOW SHE COULDN'T CARE LESS, AWWW BABU NICE TRY.))


((so sorry for all the editing :( :( :( i used the wrong ~draft when i posted and then all my grammar was whack again and i was feeling super ocd not rectifying the mistake but now you're getting a hundred emails so all the apologiiiees :|))

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Re: Part 2 - aka OTP TALK

nd aksdjmakdmajkj "Bo Na doesn't get mad, everything about her is cute." /my heaaaaaart

NEVER FORGET: "why did you hold my Bo-na's hand?, EVERYTHING HE DOES IS SO FRIGGIN CUTE AND NON-PROBLEMATIC. YOU'RE RIGHT, HE'S SO CHILL AND THEY HAVE SUCH A CHILL, CUTE RELATIONSHIP THAT NOBODY CAN REALLY HATE.

But legit +1 to all your Chan-young thoughts, the boy needs to become a diplomat or some shit because HE IS SO GOOD AT HANDLING PEOPLE and totes agreed on your CY/ES love because CUTEST EVER, I reallllllyyy hope they don't start pitting CY/ES and CY/BN against each other because I'm already getting glimpses of it and it's not what I want from life.

EHHHHHHHRRRRRRRR I AGREE SO HARD ON BO-NA/EUN-SANG, FUUUUUUU BO-NA IS HER SECRET KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR AND SHE IS SO PASSIVE AGRESSIVELY NICE TO HER, IT KILLS ME, SHE'S LIKE A CLASSIC SECOND-LEAD MALE IN FEMALE FORM, SECRETELY HELPING ALONG AND EXPECTING NO CREDIT, IT'S FAB.

Re: Part 2 - aka OTP TALK

HAVE YOU WATCHED EP 10 THO BECAUSE BONA/CHANYOUNG ARE EVERYTHING E V E R Y T H I N G ;___; perfect babies

the boy needs to become a diplomat or some shit because HE IS SO GOOD AT HANDLING PEOPLE
mte brother mte. BRING ON ALL THE FUTURE AUs!!!

EHHHHHHHRRRRRRRR I AGREE SO HARD ON BO-NA/EUN-SANG, FUUUUUUU BO-NA IS HER SECRET KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR AND SHE IS SO PASSIVE AGRESSIVELY NICE TO HER, IT KILLS ME, SHE'S LIKE A CLASSIC SECOND-LEAD MALE IN FEMALE FORM, SECRETELY HELPING ALONG AND EXPECTING NO CREDIT, IT'S FAB.
AND I CRY AND MY TEARS ARE BLOOD

Part 3 - Eun Sang's mother for President, basically

I am basically the resident Eun Sang stan in town, so yeah. BUT HER PORTRAYAL IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST AND I SEE NO FLAW IN IT. EXCELLENT WRITING. EXCELLENT ACTING. EXCELLENT EXCELLENT NUANCED FEMALE CHARACTER. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT AND I WILL SCREAM IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS IF NEED BE.

+ Eun-sang has the best Mother, and even though she's an awful woman, I kinda love Mum's relationship with Madam Han because lol you guys their weird relationship just gets better with every episode.
Y E S EVERYTHING YES. Park Umma is the best character in this entire show BAR NONE (not even precious princess Bo Na). The actress is absolutely amazing, I'm impressed by every scene. AND DON'T YOU JUST LOVE ALL THE COMPROMISING DATA SHE KEEPS COLLECTING IN THIS HOUSEHOLD?? THAT WOMAN IS GOING TO END THEM ALL <333 they better never fire her, tbh. Smart, smart lady :') But I still feel like there is something fishy going on with the Chairman, please show, let me be wrong /o\ All the scenes between Mistress and Park Umma are so hilarious and SPOT ON IN CHARACTERIZATION it's incredible. (Like, I know it's fun to shade this show and hate on things, but the writing has been 100% convincing to me so far. I'm really happy with everything, even when I'm not happy!happy.)

Also, speaking of Park Umma : I cried all the tears in my body at the uniform thing. It was such a perfect scene. GUH. This is the best written relationship on this entire show. (And honestly that's saying something, because for all the trope this show is working with, pretty much all the relationships work for me (as in, I buy them). Except for Won because wtaf even that dude, please disappear.) But Jesus Eff, the exchange was so stunning and heartbreaking and JUST SO SPOT ON RE: THEIR DYNAMIC it was the greatest. I absolutely love how subtly problematic Eun Sang's relationship is with her mother, while also being super loving, because it's make it insanely realistic to me. Eun Sang resents her mother SO MUCH. She feels trapped because of her and has the typical I-need-to-manage-my-own-parent-because-they-could-never-survive-without-me-and-thus-I-must-self-sacrifice-forever motto. BUT THEN PARK UMMA WHO IS THE GREATEST NEVER FAILS TO SHOW HER WHO IS THE MOM AND IDK IT JUST REALLY MAKES MY HEART CLENCH BECAUSE IDK COMPLEX MOTHER-DAUGHTER DYNAMICS MAKE MY HEART TURN INTO GOO. And I really really like how emotionally awkward/unavailable Eun Sang is. Because you can tell that she's extremely happy, but at the same time her reaction is so overwhelmed and she seems desperate to get herself under control again (and says adorable things like "Of course, I look pretty in everything!" /askdjakjm). Without the scenes with her mother you'd think that this is just her with weirdo rich boys, but it's not. She's just really bad at expressing emotions in a natural fashion? It's absolutely fascinating to me. She either works the numb act (survival skill number 1) or she's all humorless wit (which I'm guessing is why Young Do is so attracted to her, because underneath his glaring need for a blank canvas to reinvent himself he also likes mirrors that make him like the reflection he sees) or she flips her emotional switch and lets her inner turmoil (which mind you is 100% valid) playing out on her face full force, making it her ultimate weapon to kill boys. (And in that she is the polar opposite of Bo Na, who's all spontaneous!emotions all the time.)


Edited at 2013-11-07 06:36 pm (UTC)

Re: Part 3 - Eun Sang's mother for President, basically

Aish you know my Eun-sang feelings, I unfortunately disagree on that one. I think she's great at best and ok most of the time.

But I still feel like there is something fishy going on with the Chairman, please show, let me be wrong /o\

that would be really, really horrific and I really hope it doesn't happen (I don't think it will, tbf, especially after the 'Chairman is secretly evil and has his own agenda' thing)

I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO RESPOND TO YOUR PARK UMMA FEELS BECAUSE ALL I CAN DO IS +1 AND VOMIT UNICORNS ALL OVER THE PARAGRAPH? LIKE, I COULD NOT AGREE MORE, THEIR MOTHER/DAUGHTER IS DEFINITELY A BRIGHT POINT OF THE SHOW AND BRINGS MORE TO EUN-SANGS CHARACTER THAN TAN OR YOUNG-DO COULD EVER HOPE TO TBH. AND YES, YES THE ACTRESS IS SO PERFECT AND MAKES ME FEEL ALL THE THINGS. I THINK MY FAV SCENE SO FAR WAS WHEN SHE WAS READING HER 'ASPIRATIONS (or w/e it was)' CARD AND SHE JUST LOOKED SO SAD AND I FELT SO SAD BUT PARK UMMA IS AMAZING AND SORTED THAT SHIT OUT.

She either works the numb act (survival skill number 1) or she's all humorless wit (which I'm guessing is why Young Do is so attracted to her, because underneath his glaring need for a blank canvas to reinvent himself he also likes mirrors that make him like the reflection he sees) or she flips her emotional switch and lets her inner turmoil (which mind you is 100% valid) playing out on her face full force, making it her ultimate weapon to kill boys. (And in that she is the polar opposite of Bo Na, who's all spontaneous!emotions all the time.)

Congrats on your life tbh.

Re: Part 3 - Eun Sang's mother for President, basically

It's ok. AS LONG AS YOU SHIP MY SHIP I CAN FORGIVE YOU ANYTHING.

And <333 to the rest of this comment!!!

Part 4 - adult drama and also WON HATE UGH

+ Could not possibly care less about the adult affairs/relationships, it's almost impossible how little I care.
You already know all the whys and hows of my fascination for the adult drama, so I won't get into that again. EXCEPT. There has been new development and I am here for it, so I must talk about it briefly. THE WAY THEY ARE SETTING UP THE CLASS PARALLELS BETWEEN PARENTS AND CHILDREN IS MY NEW FAVORITE THING. YES YES YES. I really like that the show seriously the show is tackling the problematic financial and social disparities. Like, obvs this is still all for drama and might get be swept under the rug in time for OTP sappiness in the end, but for now I am enjoying this consistently dark aspect of it a lot. Like, I'm so down for Tan's mom being all scolding about Tan/Eun Sang and basically humiliating Eun Sang forever. Not that I enjoy watching it. But I like that the show is playing it like that because tbh the only way I am ever going to be able to remotely ship the OTP is if the HUGELY PROBLEMATIC dynamic of their living situation gets addressed. I mean, Eun Sang is not officially working for the Kim family, but lbr she is a part time maid of the household regardless. And Tan just does not want to acknowledge it because he lives in cotton-candy-land, so I like that the show doesn't forget about it. Even though it's super not fun to watch.

Young Do's father is disgusting, The End. He's the one un-nuanced villain of the show and it ain't a pretty thing. (Disturbingly, I find the Chairman super charismatic. I cannot explain why.)

Won is officially my least favorite character. IF I COULD ACTUALLY MUSTER UP ANY PASSION TOWARDS HIM I WOULD HATE WON WITH THE POWER OF A THOUSAND SUNS. THAT DUDE IRRITATES ME TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL AND HE NEEDS TO BE PUT IN HIS PLACE STAT. Like what the actual fuck with his treatment of everybody. Ugh, I want him to gtfo. I can't believe that he barged in on Hyun Joo with demands and an entitled act, when he should have been humble and apologetic about imposing so late??? SMH. He just invites himself over at her place without warning and thinks he's The Man, grrrr. And his manchild!pain is really getting on my nerves like WTAF so that is seriously his reason for hating Tan? I cannot. I CANNOT. Tan is not my favorite by far, but all younger siblings automatically make me feel protective, it's instinctive ok. And I cannot with dumb older siblings, who shamelessly raise their smaller-and-very-impressionable-and-in-need-of-big-sibling-love younger siblings in self-loathing FOR SOMETHING THAT IS OUTSIDE OF THEIR CONTROL??? Shame on him. Nothing justifies this. There is one golden rule in my book. ONLY ONE. La fratrie d'abord. Everything else is secondary. Parents? Cannot be trusted. Friends? Lol what. YOUR SIBLINGS IS ALWAYS WHERE IT'S AT. Cherish them before all and the Gods shall reward you. Grrrrr. Shame on you, Kim Won. (Side note : I could actually be into that kind of angst, if there was a way for me to ~feel it. But this actor is terrible, I'm sorry. It's like Minho is just talking to himself, hugging a robot, so yeah everything fall flatter than flat. I have a lot of feelings about issues like these, so if you manage to leave me cold, you're really doing a bad job.) Tl;dr not here for this storyline. Or any of Won's scenes actually. Including all the business drama omfg I could not care less. They all just need to do what Secretary Yoon says (excuse my bias).


Edited at 2013-11-07 06:38 pm (UTC)

Re: Part 4 - adult drama and also WON HATE UGH

BB I APPRECIATE YOUR META AND ACTUALLY 100% AGREE, but ngl I can't even appreciate it enough on the show to make it 1/8th interesting enough. LIKE, I GET WHERE THEY ARE GOING AND WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO DO.....but they just are so dull as they go about doing it.

(Disturbingly, I find the Chairman super charismatic. I cannot explain why.)

lmao what.

LMAO DUDE WTF IS A WON THOUGH? WHAT DOES HE DO? WHAT IS HIS GRAND PURPOSE ON THIS SHOW? I GENUINELY FEEL LIKE HE'S JUST THERE AND HAS THIS LITTLE PLOTLINE THAT'S A MILLION MILES FROM THE REST OF THE SHOW AND THE MINDSET OF THE SHOW AND NOTHING HE DOES MAKES SENSE TO ME. The way he's treating Hyun-joo is seriously starting to bug me as well, because I initially thought it was kind of great that she was so clearly Not Into It and her arc would be breaking free from that mess of a situation? But the most recent episodes unfortunately lead me to believe that they're actually going there and confirm my fears that the show believes Won treats her in an acceptable and non-problematic way. *sigh* The endless KDrama problem.

And I cannot with dumb older siblings, who shamelessly raise their smaller-and-very-impressionable-and-in-need-of-big-sibling-love younger siblings in self-loathing FOR SOMETHING THAT IS OUTSIDE OF THEIR CONTROL???

Dude, the way he treats Tan is not only awful, but as I mentioned, also COMPLETELY BAFFLING TO ME? Like, he is legit not kidding when he says to Tan that the only problem he has with him is his existance....and it's just...like....WELL WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU WANT THEN? DO YOU ACTUALLY WANT HIM TO KILL HIMSELF? GROW THE FUCK UP AND GET OVER IT, JESUS. LIKE. OH MY GOD IT FRUSTRATES ME MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE ON THIS SHOW BECAUSE IT'S SO GODDAMN NONSENSICAL.

Re: Part 4 - adult drama and also WON HATE UGH

tbh, ep 9+10 has even made the infidelity romance lose its appeal to me... so idk bro I think I might get on the nocurr train as well. EXCEPT FOR TAN'S MOM AND PARK UMMA WHO ARE THE QUEENS OF EVERYTHING AND LIKE ZOE SAID SO WELL TRUE OTP OF THIS SHOW OMFG.

The way he's treating Hyun-joo is seriously starting to bug me as well, because I initially thought it was kind of great that she was so clearly Not Into It and her arc would be breaking free from that mess of a situation? But the most recent episodes unfortunately lead me to believe that they're actually going there and confirm my fears that the show believes Won treats her in an acceptable and non-problematic way. *sigh* The endless KDrama problem.
YANA :( I totally thought she wanted him as far away from her as possible. I mean that scene where he aggressively put that necklace on her was soooo uncomfortable. But now the show seems to have framed it as an unproblematically romantic gesture and we see her sad and longing and just, HUH? When did that happen? Idgi.

Yeah. It actually hits a nerve for me, because I know this exists in real life. Older siblings who resent their smaller half siblings/sibling-through-marriage for "ruining their perfect family"... And I just cannot with it. Like just the thought REVOLTS me like little else does. How can you shut out somebody who wants to be your family for the most genuine and innocent reasons? I just really don't get it. I'd never forgive myself if it turned out I did something like that in real life.

Part 5 - more ship talk and also the end thank god

+ I've decided she needs a scene with Won because if anyone can spark some life into him, it's Bona's radiance. i could ship that
EW R U SRS NOW EW EW EWWW WON NEEDS TO KICK IT FOR REALZ I AM SO OVER HIS CHARACTER HE IS THE ACTUAL WORST GET HIM OFF MY SCREEN

+ Rachel/Hyo-shin. HE MADE HER SMILE YOU GUYS. IT WAS GLORIOUS. THE CLOUDS PARTED. AND I FIND HIM ATTRACTIVE. AND HER ATTRACTIVE. THEY SHOULD KISS.
HYO SHIN IS THE MAN OK. JESUS LORD THAT DUDE IS SO HOT IT'S A PROBLEM. LIKE. I loved his angsty character in To The Beautiful You, but here he is sassy and flirty and COOL ugh how is he so cool??? SHIPPING HIM WITH EVERYTHING THAT MOVES ANYBODY EVER, ESPECIALLY ME OK. No but like every single time he has an interaction with somebody I'm like 'omg omg shiiiiip' AND THEN HE ACTUALLY DOES SOMETHING FLIRTY AND I'M DEAD. Like atm shipping him with 1) Eun Sang (they were so non-angsty and bantery it was beauteous, please please form a secret alliance of detached snark and also take over the school they would make a great team of calculating masterminds I can just tell /eff at all the crazy headcanon that just came to me right now but stopping this here because wow this comment is already humongous), 2) Rachel (that smiiiiiile, I died a little, she really needs to smile moar my sad baby /o\), 3) Hyun Joo (I wasn't sure if I was going to ship that during their first interaction, but man, I'd be lying if I said my heart didn't skip a beat when he suddenly almost kissed her)

Yeah Rachel/Young Do are not really doing it for me either. I think she could do better than yet another asshole that is going to treat her like crap. Like, if I felt like she could be cold towards him and drag him through the mud, I'd be all for it. But... I don't feel like that's the way their dynamic is being played. He's definitely the one with the emotional upper hand and no thank you. I don't feel like she can truly handle him (the way Bo Na and Eun Sang actually can/could) and I don't want that for her. Tan is already one dick enough imo. (I was so happy she flat out told him that it hurt her. And now I hope that she kills him. Please.) And it's not really the wrong!ship factor that bugs me, it's just that she already is so miserable and idk I think it'd be nice for her to be interested in somebody that's also going to like her back?

I kind of feel you on Rachel, although I do love her because the actress is my precious darling and the tiny moments of perf were enough to hook me. But she really really needs a better storyline than her current frustrated-death-glare that doesn't really impress anyone? I want better for you bb!!!

JOON YOUNG IS THE ONLY HERO OF THIS SHOW. (Also Park Umma.) I hope he has can transfer to the nicest school and find some legit friends. How could Eun Sang not go see Young Do, a guy like Joon Young is a forever bro and she knows it (but ofc Tan wouldn't understand that). Speaking of Tan, Joon Young's interaction with Tan was the absolute most epic ever, my heart stopped. Ha, you got told, Kim Tan. So glad the show is keeping up the Tan-is-a-problematic-character storyline. Very, very good. In fact, so far the show has done a surprisingly decent job at not woobifying too much. I feel like I've seen several kdrama pilots establishing these super problematical characters and dynamics, only to forget all about them past ep 4 or so.

Random :
- Tan's fashion is epic in the most hilarious/impressive ways. I'm just saying. Perrot!sweater for the win. Gotta own that look.
- LOL that Myung Soo flirts with every breathing human, be it Young Do, Bo Na, Tan, Eun Sang and I can't recall a scene but I'm sure it's not erroneous to include Chan Young in that list as well. The boy is a flirty aegyo machine. A FLIRTY AEGYO WHO PLAYS UPBEAT JAMS TO YOUNG DO'S DEPRESSED BROODING MOMENTS HAHAHAHA INSTANT FAVE RIGHT THERE, ATTA BOY.
- I loved Tan's mother's friend sfm. In fact Tan's mom needs to socialize more, because this ivory tower deal is not healthy for her (or Park Umma, whom she's planning on ~murdering).
- I did not understand what happened with that lawsuit(??) thing at all (after Tan and Young Do got dumped by Eun Sang at the coffee place). Pls to explain?

Edited at 2013-11-07 06:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Part 5 - more ship talk and also the end thank god

EW R U SRS NOW EW EW EWWW WON NEEDS TO KICK IT FOR REALZ I AM SO OVER HIS CHARACTER HE IS THE ACTUAL WORST GET HIM OFF MY SCREEN

LMAO LOOK I THINK HE'S KIND OF CUTE WITH RACHEL WHICH LEADS ME TO BELIEVE HE DOES ACTUALLY POSSES THE ABILITY TO NOT BE AWFUL AND NOBODY, BUT NOBODY CAN BRING OUT SOMEBODY'S NON-AWFULLNESS THEN BO-NA.

Your entire Hyo-shin adoring paragraph just made me realise that he needs to join the Bo-na/Rachel/Eun-sang and honorary Chan-young club? HE WOULD BE THE RESIDENT FLIRT, IT WOULD BE FAB. (I do actually like him with Rachel though, Cold Girl/Flirty Guy WHO FORCEFULLY BREAKS HER ICE BY BEING SO DAMN CHARMING AND TELLING HER SHE'S SO GREAT AND PRETTY does it for me.)

I'm quite happy to realise that my Flist generally aren't very into Young-do/Rachel, unlike the rest of fandom (but tbh I believe that the majority of audiences of all fandoms just feel/ship what the show tells them to.) IA about him having the emotional upper-hand, which I'm just not here for either.

- Tan's fashion is epic in the most hilarious/impressive ways. I'm just saying. Perrot!sweater for the win. Gotta own that look.

MAN, I COULDN'T TAKE HIM SERIOUSLY FOR LIKE HALF A DAMN EPISODE BECAUSE HE LEGIT HAD ON A BABY PINK FLUFFY SWEATER. LIKE. GODDAMN IT TAN. HE WAS DOING ALL HIS USUAL WRIST-GRABBING SHIT AND I WAS JUST LIKE ???? EUN-SANG. HE'S IN A GODDAMN SWEATER MADE OF FLUFF. YOU HAVE THE UPPER HAND IN THIS SITUATION.

Re: Part 5 - more ship talk and also the end thank god

EP 9 CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT WON/CUTE GIRLS SO OK CONSIDER ME HALWAY ON THE BONA/WON TRAIN. NOT REALLY BECAUSE BONA/EUNSANG BEFORE ALL. AND ALSO BONA/CHANYOUNG. BUT I MIGHT BE DOWN FOR FIC IS ALL I'M SAYING.

Your entire Hyo-shin adoring paragraph just made me realise that he needs to join the Bo-na/Rachel/Eun-sang and honorary Chan-young club? HE WOULD BE THE RESIDENT FLIRT, IT WOULD BE FAB.
.........................
THE SOUNDS THAT JUST GOT OUT OF MY MOUTH!!????

ACTUAL PERFECTION, NEVER LETTING GO OF THIS HEADCANON EVER I'M SO CRY ;;;;

LBR NOBODY CAN HANDLE HYOSHIN THEY ARE ALL FALLING FOR HIS FLIRTING IT'S AMAZING. NOT EVEN TAN IS SAFE. AGGRESSIVELY SHIPPING HIM WITH THE UNIVERSE, HE WOULD BE LIKE THE GANG'S SECRET WEAPON OF SEDUCTION O M F G. WHERE IS THE FIIIIIIIC????

And yeah I ship Hyo Shin/Rachel so damn hard, he gets under her skin so good!! He's kind of a slut though, he'd have to teach her his slutty ways and then they would both start aggressively seducing everybody in school and also maybe be an inappropriate OT4 with Won and Hyun Joo like as long as there is drunk partying and sex. Lbr them non-highschoolers need a little crazy fun.

EUN-SANG. HE'S IN A GODDAMN SWEATER MADE OF FLUFF. YOU HAVE THE UPPER HAND IN THIS SITUATION.
TROLOLOLOL ILU

So I thought the "PS" would fit with the comment above but alas no.

PPS - MY SISTER EXCITEDLY TOLD ME THIS YESTERDAY (WELL THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY NOW) as I haven't been able to go on Youtube because of my internet woes AND I CRIED AND MY TEARS WERE BLOOD. OUR BABIES DESERVES ALL THE AWARDS GO GET THEM!!!!! SOSHI FIGHTING <333 I haven't seen the comments, but I can imagine and gross gross gross :( why do people suck. THE HALLYU WAVE IS COMING FOR ALL OF THEM, THEY BETTER GET READY.

PPPS - \o/ at you/SHINee

PPPPS - more thoughts on Tan/Eun Sang at my journal because this was just too gross to leave here. i'm blaming you. just saying. YOU DID THIS TO ME. ALL OF IT. YOU ARE THE ORIGIN OF THE PROBLEM.

PPPPPS - forever sorry about all this editing /o\

Edited at 2013-11-07 06:44 pm (UTC)

Re: So I thought the "PS" would fit with the comment above but alas no.

PPS - GO WATCH IT, TIFF'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH WAS HILAR AND ADORBS.

YOU DID THIS TO ME. ALL OF IT. YOU ARE THE ORIGIN OF THE PROBLEM.

BITCH YOU MADE ME WATCH THIS DAMN SHOW. ENABLING YOU LIKE A MOFO 5EVER IN VENGANCE.

PPPPPS - forever sorry about all this editing /o\

It was worth it \o/

Re: So I thought the "PS" would fit with the comment above but alas no.

YOUTUBE IS FINALLY WORKING AGAIN FOR ME SO I'M ON MY WAY TO WATCH HEHE

UM? REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE ME WATCH THIS FREAKING SHOW IN THE FIRST PLACE. BITCH.

It was worth it \o/
i'm really glad <3333

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