|_jems_ (_jems_) wrote,|
@ 2011-06-30 22:53:00
I'm obsessed. Film at eleven.
I'm going to keep talking about City Hunter, because I can't not, if you know what I mean (and I think those of you watching do).
I had to watch the first few minutes of episode 12 just now because the episode 11 cliffhanger was killing me. Phew, she's alive. And yay, they brought her to Jin Sae Hee! I haven't mentioned it before, but I love her part in this drama so freaking much. (When Kim Young Joo called her pitiable I first wondered if maybe it was mistranslated, because it made me want to slap him. I've since seen the same translation elsewhere, so maybe it's right? And he should be slapped? Or maybe it's correct in meaning, but not in spirit?) I wish they'd do even more with her.
And hey, speaking of cliffhangers, I think the ones on City Hunter may *literally* kill me one of these days. Sure, after the literal cliffhanger endings of episodes 7 and 8, they toned it down a bit for 9 and 10, but yesterday's cliffhanger was the worst yet!
And even though 9 and 10's cliffhangers weren't as bad as 7 and 8's, I still feel like the show keeps escalating and escalating, getting more and more urgent, with the stakes being upped with every episode. I only hope it all comes together in a big climax around episode 19 or so instead of fizzling out around episode 15.
(And yes, in that scenario I was saving episode 20 for OTP!goodtimes. =)
Actually, despite the very real fear that City Hunter would be ballsy enough to kill off the female lead halfway through, I was pretty sure that wouldn't be the case. Even before watching the beginning of episode 12, Kim Na Na getting shot had mostly allayed my biggest fear, which is that the ending will be "rocks fall, everyone dies". Now that they've shot him and they've shot her, killing them off in the end seems kind of...well, overkill, you know?
I just really want at least one more season of this where Na Na and Yoon Sung team up to fight corruption. I WANT IT SO BAD I CAN TASTE IT. MAKE IT HAPPEN, KOREA.
And on a last note, I just keep loving Kim Na Na more and more with every episode. She's so emotionally honest and brave and it's so refreshing to see that when the generally accepted trope is that characters will lie even to themselves about their feelings. I'm so glad she's not dead, did I mention that?
So, I linked this vid on Tumblr yesterday, and it's so brilliant. I never really get excited about vids, but this one? Oh, I've watched it at least 50 times. It's the timing thing, especially at 0:12-0:17 and 0:48-0:54. Those two sequences leave me breathless every single time.