Dec 20, 2009

When you're king you can change that...

I first bought the Merlin's dvd because I hate the thought of being cheated even for merely $2. And me being me, always been intrigued by stories of magic, time-travel, life reincarnation and -now because of the twilight frenzy to my embarassment -vampire. So among all the available TV series, Merlin caught my interest as well as Legend of The Seeker but I choose Merlin.

Once I watch Merlin, I kinda like it. Colin Morgan as Merlin was so cute, funnily-sarcastic and dorky, and his smiles are so endearing with a mochievous lit to his eyes. While Prince Arthur though he was a "royal prat" to quote Merlin, he really has a good heart; it shows how much he cares for the people's of camelot and especially for his trusted manservant Merlin that he would risk his life for him
Haha...among the first thing I notice about Bradley James was he had a plump backside but that just it. I continue watching Merlin for the sake of Merlin and Colin Morgan. However, now in season 2, I kinda fall for Prince Arthur too, when he started wearing his heart on his sleeves. First on the Once and Future Queen episode where he started to know Gwen more, than during the Lancelot and Guinevere episode where Lancelot and Arthur came to Gwen rescue (Btw, I'm disappointed with chosen female casts). That was the point where I began to rewatch the first season again and begin to appreciate the camaderie between Merlin and Arthur. If I have to choose now between Merlin and Arthur, I couldnt make up my mind whereas before I would not have to think at all and answered without hesitation, Merlin
Then now, as I was tumblring and surfing the net about the show, the legendary Arthur, Camelot and Merlin. I have come across some site about the "gayness" of the show... and it makes me go urghh! about the dirtiness about some people's mind, how they could see subtext -whether the writer intentionally put them in or not- in the show. But alas, I'm gonna still watch the show, but I think their opinions will gonna ruin my enjoyment of this show. Now, I'm gonna "see" what they "see" also. Why can't men be so close to one another without being thought of as gay?

Dec 2, 2009

Short Break...

Was done watching Queen Seon Duk Vol.1, I should have waited until Vol.2 was available cause now I'm frustrated to know the continuation of the story. To watch streaming will be to slow... Argh!!! I only browse wiki to get to know the casts and get a general gist who's gonna end up with whom...makes me curiouser to knw who falls for who, Yoo Shin and Duk Man? Yoo Shin and Chun Myung? Duk Man and Bi Dam? Fudge! Please be soon....

Was not really a fan of Go Hyun Jung before. I do like her but she didnt make a lasting impression, although I read praises of her acting everywhere. But now after watching QSD, I was blown away by her. I love-hate her Mi Shil characters, every nuances she utter, every lifts of her eyebrow (yes, no 's', a single eyebrow - I can do that too!), every subtle movements of her eyes is just so ... I cant find the perfect word to describe it. She's just perfect for the role of Mi Shil, a beloved-feared-ambitious character.

I am also currently watching Cruel Temptations aka Temptations of Wife, a revenge drama so its sorta depressing, and the casts are not that great looking so... I'm taking a break for the moment.

Last night, just watch the latest eps. of Supernatural that I had downloaded. Thanks to my eldest noece, now I know how to d/l english series. Am not keen to d/l kdrama at the moment, the thought of hours sitting infront of the pc...just not appealing to me. Anyway, Jo died?????!!!!! Why?????!!!!! I thought she would be Dean salvation, who brought him back to his charming-carefree-devilmaycare-funny former self. Would she be back alive? Only in Heroes and Supernatural can they be back alive -i think - in other show if you're dead, you're dead. Only chance you came back is as another character with similar features...

I should have sleep early tonight, tomorrow we got a meeting in the morning and the documents are not ready yet, so have to arrive at the office bright and early. Okay,I'll just watch 1 ep of Glee for a cheerful dose before calling it a day.....

Queen Seon Duk Vol 1

Lady Mi Shil (Go Hyun Jung) broke her promise, betray the love of her life, the man who gave her everything and wants nothing in return except her happiness - to gain name and power. She serves King Jinji steadfastly and loyalty and what she got in return? Her ordered her to be put to death when he himself was nearly at death's door, for he could see her greed for power would destroy Shilla and the royal family once he's gone. The thing is, he ordered Mi Shil's lovers to carry out the dirty deed. So they planned to ambush the palace and forced the king to drink poison, alas they were too late, the reaper was already ahead of them so the poison was unnecesary.

Jin Heung was not the chosen heir to the throne, although he was the king's own son. The king passed down the throne to his still young nephew Jin Pyeong but the only one who knew this was Mi Shil. So she went to Jin Heung and strike a deal, she help him to become the king and he would soon make her his queen. Jin Heung agree and was soon enthroned to be the king. However, even after Mi Shil borne him a son, he still refuse to marry her and make her the queen. So Mi Shil abandoned the baby who is no longer usefull to her and began to plot to dethrone Jin Heung and thus making Jin Pyeong the king. However, there is only one glitch in her plan, Jin Pyeong is already married to Princess Maya - him so much younger than her was no even considered an obstacle. So they tried to do away with her but she survived Mi Shil scheme and come back alive heavyly pregnant.

But 'heaven' were on her side then, Princess Maya was carrying a twin and there is a prophecy passed down for hundred of years in Shillla that once a king have twin children than the male line of the royal family will come to an end. So when the moment twin was born the king in order to save his wife and one of his baby girl had to forsake the other twin. He gave her to his personal maid and told her to take the baby away from Shilla so that she can survive too.

Years later....

Mi Shil still look as beautiful as ever, while King Jin Pyeong and Queen Maya aged faster than her, that it seem they were much older than her....

Fudge, its gonna be a long post if I continue to summarize the story. Lets just say the abandoned twin Deok Man come back to Shilla to find who she really is. She posed as a man and become one of the trained Hwarang. She thought no one knew her secret - how could it be possible no one catch on??!! even in this day and age with private washroom and everything it will be hard to posed for a long period of time with person who are you in close proximity of -as in sharing the same room, sleeping beside you.

Anyway, one upon another began to know that she really is a woman, and then they began to find out she was the other princess. So Mi Shil wants her captured as evidence that the Queen does gave birth to twin and thus eliminating the Queen and make it possible for her to take the Queen's seat. I also asked myself, why dont she just simply kill the Queen and make it look like an accident? Haha..then the story will be simple and short and uninteresting. So Deok Man have to run away from the palace, and Yoo Shin accompanied her, since she wasnt really good at defending herself even after years of Hwarang's training.

Anyway, to cut the story short. Yoo Shin know all along that she was a she and even aide her without her knowing to keep her secret so that she can remained by his side. He gave up his family, his tribe and his country for Deok Man. He wished to run so far away and live as common people. However Deok Man didn't, her heart was full of hatred and revenge now after all that Mi Shil had done to her and her family. She wants to weakened Mi Shil power and take over the throne.

Yoo Shin: For me, serving a king requires everything from me and loving you also requires everything from me. But I do not know how to divide my everything. That is why from now personal feelings for you... I am ending my love for you as a man. I can serve you, help you, and lead you, but I cannot love you as a man. I chose you but you chose the throne. That is why I have chosen you as my ruler. Other than that, there's no other way for me to give you my heart so other than that there's no no other way for you to accept my heart. Don't misunderstand. From now on, even though I'm by your side, we cannot give each other comfort as common people. We cannot do that for each other. You said you are afraid to think of me as a pawn on a chessboard, but compared to my suffering your own suffering will be greater.

Haha... if Iwere Deok Man rather than standing like a statue with tears running down my face. I will grab hold of him and tell him I've changed my mind. Lets live like common people. Lets forget the palace and the family I never knew I have. Why does it matter then that my name will not be recorded in history, to me that's not living forever. I only get one life to live, so lets make it as happy as possible, with less strife and struggle just to hold onto a cold hard throne.

Sigh! I knew Yoo Shin ended up marrying someone else later. but its okay, maybe if its someone else other than Uhm Tae Woong I will trully be dissatisfied but I didnt find him as 'yummy' as dramabeans do. And there's Bi Dam, hopefully something flourish there, I like Bi Dam's character - smart and reckless ^_^ I remember I wrote on my previous post that I will wait for the boxset of the next volume. Wont watch it online. But I cant help myself. I dont whether its out of impatience or curiousity. Form the previous 4 paragraphs before this one, I watch the ep. on viikii but now I'm gonna stop - exercise self control; dont wanna end up as a panda. Please come soon Vol.2, or the cds shops will get sick of seeing my face visiting everyday but not buying LoL!


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