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Mar. 18th, 2011 09:17 am
quaggy: Elizabeth looking back at Mr. Darcy (View)
It's been a week since the earthquake. I'm constantly thinking about what's happening over there and not just because someone I care about is still living in Tokyo. I was no less upset with the Indonesian tsunami or the Chilean or Haitian earthquakes, but it's slightly different when it's a country that you've visited and to which you have plans to return.  

Two years ago, I never made it much more north than Tokyo. (Well, Kawagoe if you want to be precise.) So, I never saw the areas that now have been devastated by the earthquake and tsunami. But now we have that nuclear reactor and that has the potential to reach the entire island. What scary times we live in.

I've been meaning to do a picspam of Japan, but never got around to it. It seems appropriate now. 見てください!

That means "please look"... )

I've posted almost 50 images here. If you think that's a lot, know that I took over 1,000!!  
quaggy: Elizabeth looking back at Mr. Darcy (Kiki)
So here, we go. It's not my favorite Asian drama of all time (that would be Galileo) or even my favorite Korean drama (that would be Coffee Prince), but there's something about Wish Upon A Star that just sucked me in. The plot was totally over the top and often required to complete suspension of disbelief (Murder plots! Secret births! Blackmail! Kidnappings! Gangsters! Medical Scares! And that was all in just one episode!) But the characters were just a joy to watch. Even without all the crazy storylines (or maybe especially without), I could see the premise working as a regular multi-season series. Not to mention that WUAS is the first Asian drama I've wanted to write fic for. (Well, okay, I did want to write fic for Your Beautiful... but mostly that was because I wanted to rewrite the ending which sort of derailed towards the end.) I'm just not ready to let these characters go!

Pick The Stars


Let me tell you why... )


(This is an image heavy post! Be prepared! Most screencaps came from Dramabeans, but a few came from [livejournal.com profile] folderdropping.)
quaggy: Eun-chan with her head tilted (Pensive)
As many of you know, I've been watching Asian dramas for a couple years now.  More like mini-series, most dramas have a set number of episodes and a full story arc. As it so happens, the three dramas I've been following all ended within a week of each other. So I thought I would share my thoughts.

*Warning* This post is very image heavy!!! I can talk about these dramas forever, but sometimes pictures can convey why I liked a specific show better than if I go into detail about the plot. (Note: I didn't create the screen caps myself. I've picked the images up from a variety of places, but mostly Dramabeans. (Well, at least in the case of the Korean dramas and the .gif at the very end.) I would love to post clips too since a lot of my enjoyment came from the delivery and expressions as it did from the plot, but clips have a sad way of disappearing from their hosting sites. So still images it is!)

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
Sunako

I talked about this drama before when it first aired. Even though I had pretty major misgivings, I'm happy to say... )


Smile, You
Smile, You

At 45 episodes, Smile, You is by far the longest Asian drama I've watched (so far). It was a sweet family drama, but, contrary to what you'd expect, the series had trouble after... )

Wish Upon A Star
Wish Upon A Star


I'm actually going to save Wish Upon A Star for its own separate post, since that drama turned out to be my favorite and therefore and I have an unreasonably high number of images. But as as a little teaser, here is something completely adorable from the show...
Babies Feeding Babies!

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