alianora: G Dragon is all smirky (BIG BANG: GD is where it's at)

Girlcrush: Hirosue Ryoko

Who is she: Japanese actress, also a singer, but I havent heard any of her music.

Why I love her: I fell for her understated acting in the 1990's jdrama, Summer Snow, where she played a woman with a serious heart condition who decides to learn to scuba dive. I didn't see her again until Yakuso to Kenji, where she hilariously plays a former gang leader. She's been in a lot of things, including the Luc Besson film Wasabi, which I havent seen.

the fire in her eyes )
alianora: Sekime is rather skeptical of this plan (HK: Sekime!)
Butterfly Lovers is CRAZY beautifully shot. I had to picspam this scene because the gorgeousness is astonishing.

I have to warn you, this movie is basically two different genres, and if you aren't expecting it, you'll hate me. and it.

the first half of the movie is ADORABLE city. A girl in way back then China dresses up like a boy because her parents need to send her away for a bit. She attends kung fu school, is totally obviously a girl, and falls in love with Wu Zun. IT'S ADORABLE. I have a picspam of the adorable coming up soon, too.

Then..well..things go..downhill. this picspam is the downhill. SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS.

She lied to me )
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (ARASHI: Aiba Adorable)
[profile] princess_dexter asked, forever ago, about my Top Five Drama Heroes. Which I fully plan to do. At some point. But for now? My Top Five Drama Heroines.

Also, Im betting there are some surprises on here for most people. Like, I really really love Mei-chan, but Mei isn't on my list. For various reasons. I got a little wordy describing why I love these ladies, so..sorry? Also, to no one's surprise, I really really like ladies with strength and smarts.

1. Makino - Hana Yori Dango
Girl is BAD.ASS. She's got crazy guts. She punches Domyouji in the face and remains entirely highly wildly skeptical of continued professed love for her. Actually, she thinks he's insane. She stands up to Darth Mama, who is scary enough to make anybody pee their pants - but she isn't stupid. She walks out of there going OH CRAP WHAT DID I JUST DO? She doesn't back down, she doesn't give up, she loves her family, and will do anything to keep them safe and fed. And all this while being courted in weird ways by a man who should probably be considered a psychopath.

2. Momo - ToGetHer/Superstar Express
Momo, for all that she is a shut in and hates being in the public eye, is no shrinking violet. She's fierce in her own way, standing up for what she thinks, and does NOT let Mars walk all over her. Add to that, she has a very big heart, and is always willing to help the people she is close to. She's independent in a quiet way, and, while she doesn't give any bullies well deserved beat downs, she doesn't let them break her, either.

3. Ji-Eun - Full House
jdKLASJAKJDSAKLS THIS STUPID SHOW. And yet, I love this girl, as much as I want to punch myself in the face for saying it. Yes, she's immature and her squabbles with Young-Jae are nothing short of pulling each other's pigtails and kicking each other in the shins, but she is hilarious, tough, and frequently wears completely inappropriate heels. SHE LAUNCHES HERSELF OFF THE GROUND TO HEADBUTT YOUNG-JAE IN THE FACE. She drops Young-Jae's grandmother while trying to help her, and the cherry on the top is the fact that she is a FANFIC WRITER.

4. Mako/Sailor Jupiter - Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
I know Usagi is the headliner here, and I love her very much, too. But there is something about Mako that I find so completely compelling. She's cheerful, tomboyish, and takes care of herself. She's a 14 year old who lives on her own, cooks for fun, and is so thrilled to have close friends, even though she is hesitant to get close to anyone. Plus, I find her really really hot. She has this little freckle right above her lip, and my occasional gay breaks through, and I SERIOUSLY want to make out with her and kiss that freckle.

5. Yuki - Summer Snow
Summer Snow is a more realistic, quieter show than I usually go for. There is nothing even resembling crack about it. And yet, one of my favorite ladies. She's another quiet one, having struggled with a severe heart condition for her entire life. It very much restricts the activities she is able to do, and yet, she decides to do something crazy and takes a class in scuba diving. She wants a job, She loves her father, volunteers with sick children at the hospital, and is willing to risk her health in order to actually live. Also, the quality is kinda crappy on these caps, plus, they are tiny, so you get two
alianora: Akira's Nobuta Power pose (NwP: Kon)
I've never spammed a vid before, but that was before this vid moved into my brain, took up housekeeping, and now won't leave me alone. This vid makes me grin like anything. I can't stop watching it! I've watched it five times in a row, easy. I know little to nothing about the bands, but that's probably all about to change...if I can stop watching this vid long enough to find out about them.

The bright colors, the hair, the insane clothes - watching it is like being on a Skittles induced sugar high. IT'S AWESOME.

Pics are kinda small, but there is only so much you can do with vids saved from youtube.

F-R-E-S...A? )
alianora: Text: You win again, gravity (FUTURAMA: Gravity wins!)
There are many many ways I can tag this spam. Many ways. Because this? Is a ridiculous show and an insane amount of crack in it.

I love it awesome amounts.

Gui Gui likes Wang Zi. Wang Zi thinks Gui Gui is insane. She drives him nuts. She follows him around, she pulls pranks on him accidentally, she stuffs her pictures in his pockets. SHE IS EVERYWHERE.

Until, suddenly, she isn't. And Wang Zi is getting rather twitchy about how out of character she is acting. What should he do? Catch her in a net, tie her up, challenge her to ping pong and ask her on a date! Oh! Of COURSE!

No one will come save you! *confused look* ...No. )
alianora: Text: You win again, gravity (FUTURAMA: Gravity wins!)
Brown Sugar Macchiato is a twdrama that is, quite honestly, probably one of the dumbest, most cracked things i've ever watched.

I, however, have epically bad taste in entertainment, and I love it with all my heart.

It's about a group of six boys - all the same age, mind you - who one day find out they are all half brothers of the same father. He's dying of hookers and blow (, really. he loves women. his videos for his sons are hilarious, as they are filled with women in bikinis), and wants to pass on his money. Of course, they all have to live together and go to school together and convince him they are filled with brotherly love.

..this goes about as well as you would expect, with fist fights and glaring contests and a couple of them getting hit in the head with frying pans.

one of the rules for the inheritance is that they all have to pass their classes. Which is going just fine until Miranda, their English teacher, sweeps in.

Apologies for the crap quality. You take what you can get with twdramas.

Teacher Miranda! Save us!> Miranda decides that they will have no limits on their English exam. Which means they could be tested on anything from astronomy terms to medical jargon to the names of the seven dwarfs. The only one who has a chance in hell of passing is Wang Zi, who is my favorite, but that isnt important. The boys spend their days cramming for English, with their housekeeper even going so far as to password lock the fridge and the bathroom with English words and riddles. Their nights? Well, they look a little like this: Meet Miranda. She's hot. <img src= )
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (Default)
So, in Miss No Good, we have Rainie being insanely cute and insanely teeth gratingly over the top at various points. We also have Will Pan, who is lovely, and secondary girl, who was Rainie's best friend in Why Why Love (FOR THE LOVE OF TOAST, WHY?).

So! Rainie is convinced she is secondary's girl's bad luck - several things Rainie has said in jest about her have come true - which is why secondary girl is wearing a neck brace. Will Pan and his amazing lips scoff at this stupid idea.

"I'll prove it!" Rainie says. "When she comes outside, she'll only be wearing a towel, and her towel will fall right off!"

"Oh, PLEASE," says Will Pan.

Well, he asked for it.

I'll show them that I have a much better body then she does. )
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (NODAME: When the boy smiles)
Mars, a mostly has been super idol with the ability to make the dumbest faces in history and crack my ass up:

falls for Momo, a cute, quiet girl whose in love with a manga character:

Unfortunately for Mars, Jia Sen, who happens to be hot, a swimmer, and Momo's best friend, is ALSO in love with her. He also happens to be cognitively delayed, but this really doesnt seem to ever really matter romantically:

Naturally, things come to a head one day, leading to A COMPETITION.

Have some more meat, Momo! )
alianora: Text: You win again, gravity (FUTURAMA: Gravity wins!)
ToGetHer/Superstar Express is not your typical romantic comedy twdrama. I honestly dont know how they are going to handle any different topic, because they aren't hitting a whole bunch of cliches as they go.

They do have their share of cliche experiences - it's just how things are handled that tends to be nontypical.

Now, in a typical drama, this piggyback scene would be full of barely realized feelings and would usually involve character 1 discovering character 2 is deathly ill and involve a piggyback carry at a run to get character 2 to medical care.

This? Not exactly.

White after meals, red after a fever )
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (MEI-CHAN: a butler in love)
I just started ToGetHer (which I remain confused about how to pronounce - Together? To Get Her? Both?) last night, and I think I am going to enjoy it ROYALLY.

I made a picspam of the first ep - just for you!

A woman in love with a cardboard cut out )
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (MEI-CHAN: a butler in love)
Im campaigning for [ profile] dorama_watch to watch Mei-chan no Shitsuji in it's next go round, which means PIMP POST.

I'll try and keep it short and simple and try to avoid including a whole bunch of ridiculous commentary, but i am in love with this show and can get ridiculously meta about the whole thing, so I MAKE NO PROMISES.

I would also like to apologize in advance for the eight thousand caps of Rihito's beautiful face. I JUST CANT STOP MYSELF.

Mei-chan no Shitsuji is by the same folks who brought us Hana Kimi, so if you are paying attention, you should probably brace yourself for major amounts of crack. and a threesome love triangle, insanely pretty people with weird hair, and people you already know!

I am Mei-sama's butler. )
alianora: Akira's Nobuta Power pose (NwP: Kon)
A sex scene? In a kdrama?!


Well. It's a sex scene for a kdrama, so all we really get is a hot makeout up against a wall. BUT THIS IS AWESOME. And it only gets BETTER when I tell you that the sex scene occurs between a hot man and a girl he thought was a guy when he fell in love with her.

Coffee Prince is AWESOME.

We can do this! Because we are sworn brothers! )
alianora: Akira's Nobuta Power pose (NwP: Kon)
Hana Kimi, as Ive mentioned before, is the story of a girl who dresses like a boy to go to school with her idol. Who knows she's a girl. But she doesn't know he knows. You know?

But! there are two different versions of this story! in one, there are boys in towels, boys in nothing, boys in dresses, and the whole thing is made up of complete and total crack. in the other, a girl makes tragic monkey faces, i dont know the names of half the characters, and there is the best drama boyfriend in the history of the world.

Um. that makes this sound BAD, but it ISNT, i swear. The TW version of Hana Kimi follows the manga much closer, only I didnt like the manga, so..yeah.

Regardless, Rui Xi and Quan might be one of my absolute favorite relationships in drama HISTORY. Quan is totally my boyfriend. Also, he's very hot.

So, to sum up, we have a cute girl pretending to be a boy. A hot boy who knows she's a girl. And a poorly hidden love between the two of them. And this scene is ADORABLE.

We'll be able to have hot pot together! )
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (COFFEEPRINCE:  Hold Me Forever)
This is such a lovely scene from Coffee Prince where Han Kyul calls to wake up Eun Chan. Im even going to be posting it without my normal smart ass commentary!

I love you..(one more time)...I love you...(once more).. )
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (MEI-CHAN: Finally Awake)
Mei-chan no Shitsuji! I love this drama! This was done by the same people who brought us Hana Kimi, so you should brace yourself for a fair amount of crack.

Starting with the concept.

A poor girl's parents die. She finds out she's really the long lost heir to some huge company, and she gets transferred to a school where every girl has to have a butler.

No, really.

Her butler is his hotness, Rihito. The butler every girl drools over.

Spoilers for all episodes through ep 8.

Wake up! )
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (PGSM: Second Best)
I wont repeat what I've already said about Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, except that I adore it in all of it's very silly amazingness.

So, to catch up everyone who doesn't know, Usagi, a fourteen year old spaz, is secretly Sailor Moon! She keeps having bizarre encounters with a hot man in a ridiculous get up who calls himself Tuxedo Kamen.


I also.. )
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (HAIRSPRAY: Slow Gin Fizz)
I love Hairspray a lot. When I first saw it, i saw it on a *cough* downloaded version that i used for PREVIEW PURPOSES ONLY, as you better believe I bought it the instant it was available. While i had that preview version, i know for a fact that i watched it at least once a day for over a month.

there are so many good scenes, but this one is one of my favorites.

To set the scene: Link Larkin is shaking his groove thing on stage, singing and dancing and being generally long legged and edible. Tracy Turnblad just wants to dance on the Corny Collins Show.

Shake those hips in my direction )
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (PGSM: Unmasked)
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, as [ profile] anenko said in her picspam, is pure cheese wrapped around bad special effects and hilarious battle scenes. And it will end up breaking your heart.

You get two picspams for the price of one, here, because, in my own head, they are connected. The first is echoed in the second. The first makes me cheer like a lunatic, and the second leaves me in tears.

...[ profile] anenko and [ profile] princess_dexter are laughing their asses off at me right now. I can feel it.

Spoilers for major plot points for the second half of the series and includes a ridiculous amount of caps.

You will not touch him. )
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (HYD: Makino)
This is absolutely one of my favorite scenes in both seasons of Hana Yori Dango and the Final movie. HANDS DOWN.

Domyouji left Makino with her family with a very fancy dress to wear to meet him at prom after graduation. On her way, she gets stuck in the mud, runs out of gas, and encounters general mayhem that really wrecks the plan to go to prom.

Hey, seeing as she caught his attention by punching him, I don't think missing prom is going to ruin their relationship at this point.

Spoilers for the finale of HYD Returns!

It's sad that I find him so attractive, isn't it? Seeing as he's wearing gold lame.

That's a declaration of war, huh? )
alianora: Sakurai Sho from Arashi, hand over one eye (HANA KIMI:  Nakatsu Loves)
The Japanese version of Hana Kimi is made of pure complete crack. There is no other explanation for most of what happens in this drama. Starting with the fact our main character is a girl pretending to be a boy so she can attend school with her idol, a high jumper.

Sano, the high jumper, and one of his good friends, Nakatsu, both end up falling for Mizuki. Sano knows she's a girl. Nakatsu thinks she's a boy. HIJINKS ENSUE.

During this first scene, there are two things going on:
1. The three dorms are competing to go on a trip to Hawaii (you can tell them apart easily. Dorm 1 is wearing karate outfits. Dorm 3 is wearing capes and make up. Dorm 2 looks RELATIVELY normal in comparison)
2. Nakatsu and Sano are competing to see who will win the chance to date Mizuki

Hey you! I don't like your girlfriend! )


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