Win some, loose some

Joseon Gunman just released gorgeous, GORGEOUS new posters. They are even more visually stunning than the drama itself. Which is why I’m ever so bummed that storywise Joseon Gunman has not grabbed me at all. I don’t feel anything for it… well, maybe mild annoyance for some of the more frustrating plot points. I’m stuck on episode 8 and can’t seem to find the interest to move on. I’ve read most of the recaps and that is already telling. I don’t do spoilers for shows I’m truly interested in, sometimes I even avoid all the previews. Sigh. I was SO excited about JG during the promo period and now…. It’s quite likely I won’t ever finish it.

Talking about drama posters. Three Musketeers’ (the Joseon version) ‘artistic’ team has just shown us how NOT to make promo posters. OMG! They are truly hidously bad PS jobs. I could do better, in fact I’ve done better. LOL! Oh well, maybe the drama itself turns out to be awesome or at least more entertaining than JG.

Going by how much I’m enjoying Endless Love, I really must be in a melo mood. Ha! As melodramas go, it really isn’t half bad and I still find all the main movers and shakers quite interesting. Some more than others. Let’s see how long this keeps up. 🙂

The grumpy Joseon Gunman post

Six episodes in and my enthusiasm has become, shall we say, deflated. The first two episodes were fine. Yes, they were mostly set up and served as an introduction to the main characters but they matched the feel of the previews and promo material well enough to make me anticipate what was to come.

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First impressions: Joseon Gunman

It feels a bit moot to sing the praises of this drama as it’s already been praised in every other blog it seems. Still, this was such a great start and I must say I’m SO thrilled that the first two episodes of Joseon Gunman did not disappoint but rather were just as good as the promo material let us believe. Yay!
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Drama talk

A long highlights preview of Joseon Gunman is out and it’s still looking so very promising. Trying not to get my hopes too far up though.

Yoo Na’s Street is shaping up to be much better than I expected. Nine episodes in and I’m loving the down to earth feel of it. It’s refreshing to see a drama about ordinary people leading pretty mundane, ordinary lives. Well, most of the characters are petty criminals or ex criminals. Galmour couldn’t be further off of their lives. What is more shocking is that these characters act and react to situations like normal people. I’ve also yet to see even a wiff of ott makjang or manufactured angst. Very slice of life with characters I can root for and they haven’t forgotten humour either. Keep it up show! Kooriyuki @ The Cat That Watches TV has written a petty nifty first impressions -post on the drama, in case anyone wants a bit more in depth look on it. 🙂

A New Leaf is still quite entertaining. It’s a shame they cut it by 2 episodes but at least it won’t get draggy now. The leagal stuff has still a tendency to make my eyes glaze over but at least I haven’t dozed off at any point, LOL! I’m invested enough to want Team Lawer Kim to win over the big, bad law firm. It’s a mystery how Kim Myung Min can be SO cute at times. There was a scene where he looked like a little boy. I wanted to pinch his cheeks. XD

When it rains, it pours…

Well, that’s what it’s actually been doing here in the ‘real life’ all day but what I mean is Joseon Gunman posters. Several more were released today and they are gorgeous! KBS really stepped up the plate with this promotion cycle. Now, if only the drama proves out to be just as gorgeous. One can hope….

This is now my computer background. 😉

There are also five individual posters but insted of putting them here (they can probably be found @ just about all drama blogs by now) I made a banner with them. Just click through the banners if you like to see it. 🙂

The second teaser…

Visual treats – Joseon Gunman posters

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If there is one upcoming drama I’m actually looking forward to, it’s this. I rather love Lee Jun Ki and he usually shines in sageuks so I’m pretty excited about Joseon Gunman. It sounds totally up my alley but as so many kdramas end up stinking the place up, despite looking good on paper, I’m trying hard to keep my expectations at a manageable level. The posters are gorgeous and hopefully a sign of things to come. Please be good, drama!!