March 29, 2015

Ngao Jai (Shadows Of The Heart) Episode 12 (A ScruffCap)

Posted by CM Shukmeister on 3/29/2015 01:15:00 AM with 1 comment
Shuk:  I just found out from becca that this show is only 15 episodes instead of 20 like I thought. Why, Show?? Three episodes to (a) get our canon couple together; (b) get their siblings hooked up; (c) explain Flower Mom's fainting spells; (d) resolve the Citrus Farm takeover; (e) jail Evil Goon and Chard; (f) wake up Watit; (g) deal with the consequences of the lies surrounding the Watit Situation; (g) do something with Greed Dad; (h) give Tippy to Wat; (i) give Boobs to the next guy she sees; (j) get Uncle and Veggie Mom to date; (k) keep Maitree out of jail for good [there must be criminal charges, even if the civil ones are fixed]; (l) see Maitree graduate; (m) see Naree realize what an idiot she is; (n) have a big Citrus / Veggie / Flower Farm barbecue with everyone. Ack!!!
becca: It's taken us a while to get this recap out, which is largely (read: completely) my fault. I've been busy and exhausted. I'm very sorry for the delay, and I'm determined to do better! *bows to squeeglets* Now, let's get this show back on the road and enjoy the cuteness while it's here!

March 26, 2015

Unkind Women - Episode 10 (The SJR only version)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 3/26/2015 11:50:00 PM with 2 comments
Eric Nam appeared in the last episode! I hope he has another guest appearance in this one. Yes, a girl can hope!
I'm very sorry, but this is a Namless episode.
Rim looks like he'd appreciate a visit from the Namster, as well

Unkind Women - Episode 9 (The SJR only version)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 3/26/2015 06:38:00 PM with 3 comments
In Episode 8, SJR and Mary fell on top of each other. They almost kissed, too, while showing little talents at doing knots.
We're in that awkward phase where they like each other but neither wants to appear TOO into it, in case the other one isn't equally so. It appears that Rim is losing that battle... he's totally into Mary and it shows.
He found the blog!

블러드 Blood - Episode 10 (A FakeCap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 3/26/2015 12:00:00 PM with 2 comments
kakashi:  I know for a fact that JoAnne slept through half of this episode (Twitter is my witness!). Let's see how we will manage this fake-truth game then :D
JoAnne:  Ah, but I was an unreliable narrator:  I actually slept through ALL of this episode.  It had nothing to do with the episode, though, which I enjoyed very much.  Yes, I mean that.  Although I do have a lot of snark about it, at least I did when watching - I kept imagining how I would caption various screen shots, a la Unkind Women. (Which, by the way, is now my favorite thing to do - relieved of the burden of providing the screen shots, which I HATE doing - as we discovered during the short and ill-fated run of Night Watchman.)
Shuk: I don't even watch it before I comment; its so much easier on my blood pressure.

Shine or Go Crazy - Episode 19 (A SqueeCap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 3/26/2015 06:19:00 AM with 3 comments
Things go quite wrong in this episode. Wang So is still not King. In fact, far from it. Oh well, maybe in the next episode. Quite unfortunately, Wang So has a very bad hair day that continues for large parts of this episode. I had a look: doesn't get better in the next episode. But there is hope! There always is!
Well, he looks good right here.  A bit worried, maybe - and if you've seen the episode, Squeeglets, that is TOTALLY justified - but he does still look good.
Yes, that is a picture BEFORE his bad hair day.
Episode 19 verdict: This episode is baaaaaaad. There's too much bad writing stuff that really bugs me. It's also draggy as hell.  Next!
So it wasn't just me being tired and cranky, then.

March 24, 2015

Shine or Go Crazy - Episode 18 (A SqueeCap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 3/24/2015 12:26:00 PM with 2 comments
In this episode, the conflict between the King's men and the greedy noblemen comes to a head, but it is absolutely unclear who will win. Damn that one secret that can bring Wang So down! It really, really, really wants out, doesn't it? Part of me really wants it out so that we can start dealing with the consequences, the other part is enjoying the suspense much too much though :D.

By the way, here is the link to the novel this drama is based on. (And no, Saki and other history buffs: it does not at all follow history)
And that is where this show completely disappoints me. 
Ahhhh, Saki! It's not the shows fault! It's the novel! The novel! The noooovveeeel! 
Yeah, I don't get that logic. How can you be disappointed in a show that does exactly what it says it would do? If you aren't interested in the premise, why would you waste your time watching?
(ehem, psssst, JoAnne ...... Heirs. Or Birth of a Beauty.)

yeah, and I'm watching it with a drama club AND, this is crucial, I originally expected it more a sageuk and true to history. 
Episode 18 verdict: Edge-of-you-seat tension episode. I am now convinced it works best without too much romance.
I found myself paying so much more attention without the romance. Of course, that meant I have to actually pay attention, so that was a catch-22.
I stayed up SO late to watch this.... I am now yawning continuously, but it's certainly not from boredom.

Shine or Go Crazy - Episode 17 (A SqueeCap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 3/24/2015 07:15:00 AM with 6 comments
This episode is not for those who are watching this for the romance. It is packed full with quite awesome intrigue-development and two major aha-moments for Wang So and his wife, Yeo-won. While the first finally gets ready to change the fate of the nation, the second decides it's time to trust in the power of the one who should be king.
Episode 17 verdict: Get ready for impact, people. Intense and foreboding.
I liked this episode.
Oh, me toooooooooo. Very much.

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