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...this is the kdrama for you.

Right now the heroine, having dumped her playboy suitor because she found out that he was only chasing her to win a bet (he was in the beginning but then he fell in love), is trying to seduce a Korean who works as a top Japanese policeman, because this will help the cause of an independent Korea. And she is so bad at it that her strategy was obviously shadowing him and then thrusting these tickets for a film at him while shouting an invitation to a date. It was the least seductiony seduction I've ever seen. And then, although he is interested in her, he refused because he can't work out why she would care for him because she's been insulting him all along for working for the Japanese. And now the heroine, her mother, seduction target, and playboy suitor are having the most awkward dinner in the world.

It is quite excellent especially as heroine's handler is a geisha who can't really work out why the heroine would have problems on the seduction front even though she is of deep Victorian sensibilities.

Plus the clothes are great.

ETA: WTF? The heroine is arrested and tortured? And neither of the guys can do anything about it?

Date: 2007-10-10 05:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calixa.livejournal.com
This sounds great. I do like good clothes. Especially in kdramas.

Date: 2007-10-13 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Yes - and considering some of the sartorial horrors they have inflicted on me they owe me at least one kdrama with great clothes.

Date: 2007-10-10 05:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
"ETA: WTF? The heroine is arrested and tortured? And neither of the guys can do anything about it?"

I find variations of this to be period kdrama standards.

I must get this on dvd w/ good subs soon.

Date: 2007-10-13 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
It's quite good. I know that it probably won't end well and that saddens me because I love all of the characters. None of them - even the subsidiary ones - annoy me.

Date: 2007-10-13 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
That's the case of most period kdramas I've seen. Did you DL this, or do you have it on DVD? And if DVD, where'd you get it and how good are the subs?

Date: 2007-10-13 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I have it on DVD. The subs are really good as well. I got it from http://www.goksdvd.com/

I also ordered Damo but I think I will hold off on that one until after The Little Fairy.

What I like about this is that they use some of cliches of kdramas (evil stepmothers, love triangles, etc.) and then they make show that they're not true. The evil stepmother isn't and the love triangle also turns out to be not one.

Date: 2007-10-13 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
Hmm...they do have a few things I want...what are their prices?

Date: 2007-10-13 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
It was about $20 a set plus shipping. Shipping was expensive but they sent it registered and expedited.

Date: 2007-10-13 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
Plus! Great female friendships. I love the courtesan and the repressed bookshop owner's interactions.

Date: 2007-10-13 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
what? girls get to be friends instead of fighting over a guy? in a kdrama? are you sure?

Date: 2007-10-13 02:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
yes! It's quite novel, really. Plus I don't think I've ever seen a kdrama without a love triangle or first love thingy. I feel ill at ease sometimes with these staples.


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