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Behold, [livejournal.com profile] calixa's post on death by flying carpet, surely one of the worst and most unexpected deaths to ever occur in wuxia. It is excellent and comes with many vivid graphics and hilarious commentary.

I continued in my watch of Silence. Wow, the hero's dad is a right bastard in excellent dorama tradition, isn't he? But I can never quite work out why the evil dorama dads are so ham-handed in their infliction of angst. Given a chance they will always organize a completely uncomfortable social situation where they will announce the hero's engagement and insult his OTP. The end result is always the hero stomping out, mother wailing, and complete estrangement of their only son and heir. Which is apparently okay because you will totally screw yourself and your family over in order to prove a point.

I still love Evil Secretary and Barbie Hsu lookalike. Though I can't work out why dad is such a twit as not to realise that she, as his illegitimate daughter whose mother he cast aside, might not harbour some resentment. I am a bit astonished that his company is still functioning given such examples of stellar judgment.

ETA: By my count Vik Zhou has had his brow mopped at least 57 times in the dorama. I tell you that the director is convinced he is Little Nell.

Date: 2007-08-11 06:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sajia.livejournal.com
One day, I will introduce you to the kitsch-treasure of Bangladeshi commercial cinema and teledrama. You think you know all about heros and heroines torn apart by tyrannous parents, hour-long death-bed scenes, male emo/stalking, female lachrymousity, heros taking on seven villains at a time, and tearful reconciliations? We've got all that, AND song-and-dance sequences.

Date: 2007-08-11 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sajia.livejournal.com
And don't think Bollywood will prepare you. At least they have top notch production values over there.

Date: 2007-08-11 07:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I think if I picked up one more melodrama source my head would explode.

Date: 2007-08-11 11:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calixa.livejournal.com
I started watching Mars last night! I didn't get very far because of all the excitement over the Bournepain and the carpet death, but I will definitely watch more of it today.

Date: 2007-08-11 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calixa.livejournal.com
Yes! I'm already heartbroken for Barbie's character and I'm only 20 minutes into it. This is very good so far.

Date: 2007-08-11 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
It is so good. My favourite dorama by far.

Date: 2007-08-11 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
completely unrelated, but can i link to wuxia bourne and the post that spawned him in my lj?

Date: 2007-08-12 02:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Of course! It's all your doing anyway.... Just remember that if they come looking for me for sullying the Bourne franchise. :p

Date: 2007-08-12 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
good good good. cuz i already did, forgetting that you hadnt replied yet.

Date: 2007-08-12 07:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calixa.livejournal.com
It's improvement, if you ask me!

Date: 2007-08-12 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
If they make a fourth film and it doesn't have a flying carpet that will be a huge tragedy.

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