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Seriously, sometimes I think there is something wrong with me. Instead of starting any quality doramas I decided that my life would not be complete without seeing 'Sad Sonata,' a Korean drama which apparently decided that there weren't enough cliches in the average kdrama so tossed some more in.

We have:
1. Hero, who is a poor lad who composes and works at a petrol station for a living. His mum ran a club where Korean ladies danced with American soldiers but she has now expired painfully of some disease.
2. Heroine, who is blind and parentless. And also in love with hero but struggling with the fact that she is in New York with gambling aunt who is treated bad by her American husband forcing them to flee onto the streets. She sings at a night club for money that is gambled away by aunt
3. Secondary Male Lead, who is rich, somehow magically friends with hero, at college in New York, and interested in heroine.
4. Bonkers Secondary Female Lead who is doing something with letters heroine is sending to hero and who is causing trouble in the way that secondary females do

Out of a sense of preservation I ff through a lot of this but even still it moves slowly. But now Heroine is wandering caneless, tearful, and pajamed through the streets of NY for some reason. DON'T ASK ME WHY. I predict she will be saved by secondary male lead who will take this opportunity to fall even more in love with her. The way you do.

With a name like 'Sad Sonata' what are the chances that this turns out well? I'm guessing not a lot.

ETA: Ah, heroine has been run over by taxicab on the very day hero has made it to New York to look for her. As we are only in episode 7 I am guessing they do not find each other as otherwise there not would be episodes 8-whatever number this thing has.

ETA 2: Through the magic of skience the heroine just got her eyesight back in operation paid for by secondary male lead. I feel she is a bit less than properly grateful as he has to sell his nice Audi sports car and buy a crap clunker to ensure he didn't have to tap his wealthy parents (but what exactly was that car made of that selling it could possibly pay for something this expensive? Audis aren't that nice.)

Date: 2007-08-07 03:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calixa.livejournal.com
I am always interested when one of the leads is blind. Why this thrills me I do not know.

Date: 2007-08-07 03:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I know, I know! I saw blindness in the description and had to see it. One day some kdrama will have a blind amnesiac girl who is also a step-sibling of the hero and I will explode.

Date: 2007-08-07 03:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calixa.livejournal.com
When that happens I will live vicariously through you.

I have to admit, Sad Sonata's heroine definitely beats Blind Girl of Sound of Colours in the angst department. She was just blind. No one gambled away the money she earned doing radio talk shows. And no American soldiers or dancing in clubs.

Date: 2007-08-07 04:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
The angst quotient in this one is wayyy off the charts. Evil American husband has just made a drunken reappearance outside their flat so they surely will have to flee once more as soon as Blind Girl recovers from being run over by a taxi.

Date: 2007-08-07 05:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calixa.livejournal.com
Secondary male lead has got nothing on Manga Artist. Manga Artist DIED to give his Blind Girl her eyesight back!

Date: 2007-08-07 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Maybe she'll go blind again and then he'll have to give her his eyes?

The secondary male in Stairway to Heaven drove into a tree to give his step-sister his eyes, thus winning some sort of angstiest way to provide vision award. Mind you, he'd already collaborated in his sister's 'let's not tell the amnesiac girl anything about her true identity' plot so it was karmic justice as well.

Date: 2007-08-07 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
you do, indeed, deserve pity. I think when you go to the store, you have blinders on that only allow you to pick up the series with the greatest melodrama.

speakuing of melodrama, we must get you into wuxia(you know you want to see the death by flying carpet for yourself...)

Date: 2007-08-07 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
*hangs head in shame* I think I lack some essential taste gene or something...

Wuxia are going to be my winter pastime, I think. If I ever get to Vancouver, that is...

Date: 2007-08-07 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
you should run all options by the flist before starting or buying one...

*a hefty chunk of my good luck with wuxias and cdramas is watching what calixa tells me to*

Date: 2007-08-07 05:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I will certainly consult the flist. But I am soooo watching that one with the flying carpet death no matter what anyone says.

Date: 2007-08-07 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
calixa and i will attack anyone who tries to persuade you otherwise with a flying carpet.

Date: 2007-08-07 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calixa.livejournal.com
Ha! Likely we will also miss and hurt the innocent if I'm the one steering.

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