March 27, 2009

A WooJae fan-art

Lunarsea, you are a doll! You make Woobin/Jaekyung 'shippers like me very happy with your drawings. :) Now aren't they cute?

March 18, 2009

When Pinoy adaptations turn worse...

I have had enough of Korean drama adaptations on local television. Remember how Hannah turned into a pyschotic bitch in Ako si Kim Sam Soon? Now we have Erika who is an unknowing heiress and sister(?) of her mortal enemy on All About Eve. Lovers in Paris and Only You surely have tricks up on their sleeves that we have yet to find out. But then again, I wouldn't be surprised if it's a total 180 degrees turn from the original story.

March 17, 2009

The BOF Gary Stu

It gives me great relief that many people share my observation about Yoon Ji-hoo turning into a freakin' Gary Stu. The writer is too in love with the character that she piles up arc after arc on him just to maximize screentime. Sadly, the more Ji-hoo turns heroic in the eyes of viewers, the more he becomes annoying in my opinion. I have never hated the Rui character in the previous adaptations but the Korean one just takes the cake. It's very hard to sympathize with the way the character is portrayed even if he has the most heart-wrenching sob story among the guys. And it doesn't help that he continuously sports that "blue steel" look when the scene requires him to switch emotions.

Yoon Ji Ryun, I hope you're happy. You have successfully ruined the character I initially fell in love with in the HYD universe. But perhaps I should be thankful too (albeit grudgingly). Knocking Rui off his pedestal made me appreciate what a great and under-utilized character Mimasaka Akira was.

March 14, 2009

The WooJae ‘shipper in me is happy…

Just sharing something I found over at YouTube. Finally, a Woobin/Jaekyung fanvideo! Although the 'ship is practically non-existent in canon I am a firm believer of it in AU. Now if only I had the inspiration to write a fanfic about these two. Any plot bunnies, please?

March 12, 2009

Can Woobin get any love from TPTB?

F4 'Song Woo Bin' was about to get his own storyline but in the end the idea was scrapped.

On the 12th, a persons concerned revealed, "There was a plan to create an episode where Woo Bin would get his storyline."

According to the persons concerned, during the time when discussions where underway for the extension of 'Boys Over Flowers,' plans had been formed to produce an episode featuring Song Woo Bin. But there were some who were opposed saying that the F4 & Geum Jan Di must appear or the development will fall short.

And like this, Song Woo Bin's storyline was being debated along with the extension. There appeared to be an extension by 2 episodes and one of those would contain Song Woo Bin's storyline.

A decision was reached that a 2 episode extension would be too much, Song Woo Bin's episode plan was brought to the table and along with opposing views and organizational issues the plan was scrapped.

Meanwhile, the least is known about Song Woo Bin's character even in the original comic out of the F4. But, his character receives numerous amounts of love from 'Boys Over Flowers' because of his humorous and extravagant personality.

Thanks to moonangelkioku who helped translate the article we found from Cyworld.

There's always fanfiction, right? But really, the article above makes me want to slap the BOF screenwriter senseless. Yoon Ji Ryun's obsessive love for Jihoo has caused the script to sacrifice character development for the remaining F4 members. If Yijung never had Gaeul, he would most definitely suffer Woobin's fate. Twenty four episodes is more than enough to cover the entire manga with side-stories to boot. But what do we get? A fiancee overstaying her welcome, seven episodes of barely any Junpyo/Jandi interaction and confused fans who don't seem to realize that the ending will never change even if TPTB's been building up the wrong 'ships.

March 4, 2009

For the BOF scriptwriter who clearly hates Song Woobin...

Funny thing is, I was just praising a development about this show in my previous post. Now it looks like we've been sucked into the same hell-hole again with the latest episode. This rant goes out to the PD and the writer behind the series who may have forgotten that Hana Yori Dango's charm isn't just about the "you-and-me-against-the-world" love story between the leads, but also about the friendship between four (get it? FOUR, not THREE) guys.

You know what's even more irritating? Rabid fangirls who adhere blindly to this reason:

Mimasaka Akira never really had that much of a role in the manga either.

This is a freakin' adaptation for chrissakes! Writers are given creative license to flesh out the characters to fit the nature of the story. One can wonder if they only had F3 in mind when BBF was conceptualized because there was never a blatant disregard for the character when I watched Meteor Garden and HYD Live. Vaness Wu and Abe Tsuyoshi were never made to feel like extras in a show that is supposed to be about the F4.

But props to Kim Joon for taking it like a true actor. Woo Bin shines even in the very little scenes he's given. There's nothing more appealing after all, than an air of mystery around a certain character. I am no longer keeping my hopes up that Woo Bin will get the storyline he's been long overdue for.

The damage has been done.
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