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Flower Boy Ramyun Shop – another case for bracelets

I’m not sure I’ll stick all the way through this, but Flower Boy Ramyun Shop is both fun where it’s trying to be funny, and intriguing where it’s starting to line up it’s conflicts…

Of course, you can blame DramaBeans.com reviews for my watching it at all–I wasn’t interested initially. But they drew comparisons to Hello My Teacher (and it’s quite apt, I’d say this is like a reboot) and then were enthusiastic about some of the viewpoint-contrasts between the main characters, and I needed to check it out.

Of course, Chaebol Boy’s always superlatively well-dressed…

And do you see that? Yes, characterizing…bracelets.

With a sort of childish blocky look, in fact, which I think is to cue us to the fact that he’s actually underage while all the footage before a certain point makes it seem as though he’s quite independant and adult. (Maybe not mature, but acting under his own power.)

He’s pairing them with suit jackets and sweaters and school uniform, all themselves with severe lines such a slim frame carries off so well. It adds a playful note necessary to really perceive him correctly.

Of course, he also has to have his cadre of Flower Boy lackeys. I don’t know if they’ll be the Beauties of the ramyun shop (long-haired one, yes, plz) or if that’s going to be more a One-Man-Show (if this is the straighten-up tactic of his father[‘s secretary] I will be so pleased.

I like that already the shop has a certain honor-code and reverence, that it’s a neutral ground for the gangs and has a heavy significance to both the heroine and her dad.

I also like that they seem to be going to the extra effort of finding new ways to film familiar settings.

The Han River of DOOM --looking very well, actually

I don’t have high hopes for this show, exactly, but it’s a fun thing to have in my queue of things to watch when I need something lighter. And I’m open to changing my mind, too.

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More Crushing on 2NE1’s music videos…

Japanese Contrast: they knew a good color-scheme when they saw it

From an earlier video — the next two from “It Hurts”  (I think)

I love the understated goth of this loli... each of them seem to take different strains, too:

this being a Mori-Girl variant, the last being more Elegant

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Rain didn’t get where he is by dressing badly.

In the past week or so, with a lot of things I was trying to keep OFF my mind, I watched more Korean variety TV than I have consecutively…well, ever. And let’s hope never again.

My dreams get full of hubris and beautiful Asian eyes.

These are just two outfits from Rain’s promotions of…well, actually Ninja Assassin, I think? But maybe one is from one of the albums. These are at least in the same family of shows, if not the same one, so there may be some time separating them.

Like on the last post, they’re screencaps I took my own self from YouTube, and not on HD. But you’ll get the point anyway.

I kind of love the comment the host was making in this shot, which was “He’s not saying deep words, but when they come out of his mouth, they *sound* deep.”

Heh. Maybe his psuedopreppy look is helping? Though Rain’s best attribute, as far as his acting’s concerned, is his ability to go from fun-loving goof to very earnest in a split second.

It’s interesting that not just here, but in the next set of photos, he’s going for a classic combo of vest over collared shirt, with slacks. In this case, he’s got  glasses to take that image one step further, into hot Megane-kun territory, in the other case he adds more of a rocker vibe by wearing a tie layered with a large flashy necklace.

It actually looks like a riff off of school uniforms, though maybe I’m being influenced by the fact that the green and plaid look like one of the high school uniforms in my Japanese hometown… like, the thing a punk might do, or a manga artist might do on a front-piece of a chapter.

‘course if the sleeves weren’t rolled up it wouldn’t be the same.

OOH LOOK, I DO THAT TOO

okay, so I’m grasping at straws here. Any connection to Bi…

Weirdly in this photo I’m almost missing the glasses. I wonder if he really needs glasses at all? Because that would be kind of hot in that manga-secrets way.

TOP does, surely you can get with the program, Rain-sunbae?

d'aww you are so cute, but I'm sure you get that a lot

I really have tried to hold out against Rain, because he’s so superpopular he really doesn’t need my love. But at the same time…he’s a ferociously hard-working and talented guy. How’s a girl supposed to deal? Talent is like, my Achilles heel.

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Lie To Me – Wasting Interesting Characters Left and Right

and that is not YOU, Yoon Joo.

(PS, is it my imagination or is that the classic Other Girl Name? Or at least those parts?)

I am behind on not just posting here, but watching the shows currently on. In lieu of apology, here’s a one-shot:

I love all the metal in this girl’s ears, the slightly fierce fashion she has despite looking very tailored and professional at all times. Definitely a good right-hand-man for Ki Joon.

I think she’s kind of wasted on this show, really. I mean, sure, having a nice platonic friend to slap him upside the head is cool, having another woman in the show who is capable and not in the love knots of DOOM is sort of literary. She gives off this kind of unrequited vibe, though (maybe that’s just the actress, with Kang Ji Hwan. Who wouldn’t?) and I think she’s a much more interesting person than Yoon Joo has any hope of being.

I mean…she’s an artist of some kind. How cliche’d is that?

At least in My Name is Kim Sam Soon, the Other Chick is a laser-sharp medical student. Of course, the classes of show are completely different here, but think about it.

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