Do Min Joon may be an alien in You From Another Star but I know him as an amalgamation of pop culture’s most memorable superheroes. It’s an embarrassment of riches. Is there anything he can’t do? Continue reading
So the general consensus is that everyone is glad that Heirs finally left California and headed back to the motherland this week. I do get it–the English was awkward, the American extras were painfully amateurish, and nothing much seemed to happen. There was a sense that this very Korean production seemed out of place in America.
But that was the point, no? Isn’t California the perfect place for these two lost souls, both out of sorts and out of place, to fall in love?
What better place than Hollywood for Eun Sang live out her escapist fantasy from the grinding poverty back home? And what better playground than Los Angeles for Kim Tan to drift in his own bubble of ennui?
California–the land of dreams where a housekeeper’s daughter could cast a spell on a chaebol heir, where her allure glows like those glorious California sunsets over the surf. It’s only possible because it is so far removed from the reality of Seoul. It’s Hollywood after all, where dreams are made, where the impossible could happen and does. Or so Kim Tan tries to sell to Eun Sang.
So we take the great American road trip with them, careening down coastal highways and desert landscapes. It’s exhilarating, the thrill of falling in love for the first time in this very glamorous, very American way. It’s impossibly romantic, and intensely pleasurable. Continue reading
Because what else explains title of the latest The Master’s Sun behind the scenes clip of the rooftop kiss on episode 12?
On the SBS site, it’s titled [메이킹] 소지섭-공효진, 쉬지 않고 계속 키스만..이러다 사귈 듯 [주군의 태양] which translates to [MAKING] So Ji Sub – Gong Hyo Jin, non stop kisses… at this rate they might date [Master’s Sun] (translation by @gohgomah on Soompi forum). Continue reading
[Update: MyWebFoot’s fanfic was such a success that she’s expanded chapters into a full-fledged e-book! That Far Gone will be available on 31st January 2014! Read an except here.)
I first encountered fan fiction during the height of my fascination with The X-Files and my big fat crush on Fox Mulder. It led me to trawling internet message boards and fan sites, and fan fiction seemed to me like a strange but wonderful beast borne from slightly unhinged minds.
Some of it was fun, alot of it bad fan-wank. Nevertheless, the extent of my fandom practice has never strayed far from canon. So imagine my surprise when I came across this TMS fan fic on Soompi forums that tickled me silly.
Webfoot Prints has been posting a set of fics called That Far Gone. It’s basically a series of snapshots of on-set encounters between So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin while filming The Master’s Sun. It’s written from SJS’s point of view, and quite cleverly appropriates what is widely acknowledged to be his introverted, gruff voice. Continue reading