February 09, 2016

Rants and Weekly Raves #73 (RAWR)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 2/09/2016 02:00:00 PM
Happy New Year from us and from Google!
Jaehyus: All I've got on my brain is The Lost Tomb. I've sped-read the books - why aren't books 7-9 translated, why??? - and am now going through them again. I'm even trying out the author's other two translated books on Amazon, but those are a bit boring to me. So, everything else is on hold, although, I do watch The Four (Yang Yang) a bit, and The Whirlwind Girl (Yang Yang) a bit. Oh, yes, and there's Six Flying Dragons. I'm keeping up with that, although it's a bit dull to me these days. And CITT. Baek In Ho, fighting!  
kakashi: A weird week. I have not yet found my footing in 2016. Lots happening on the job (hiring lots of new people, well, lots relative to the fact that I'm doubling the size of my research group), but I feel somewhat directionless ... I need a project to feel passionate about. Haven't quite found it yet.
JoAnne: I had about a week of downtime and now it's just as crazy as ever - my problem is deciding what to focus on because there's too much to choose from! I'm making lists...

February 08, 2016

The Lost Tomb 盗墓笔记 - Season 1 Episode 8 (Recap)

Posted by SakiVI on 2/08/2016 02:00:00 PM
SakiVI: We finally get out of the tomb, yay! And we get some new mysteries, dun dun da dun!  
kakashi: This episode brings the return to the normal world and quite a few more answers. I'm always surprised when this show makes sense. Or "sense", rather. Actually, it doesn't, but it pretends it does and that's good enough. Have some Uncle Three! Hey, this actor looks really good with a stache.

February 07, 2016

Nirvana in Fire 琅琊榜 - Episode 24 (Recap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 2/07/2016 01:16:00 PM
Someone dies and someone returns in this episode. Someone goes into exile and someone is pardoned. And who, we wonder, is next on Mei Changsu's list?
JoAnne: The advantage of having watched this a while ago is that I'm sitting here going 'ooooh, who?' and then as I read your always excellent recap and view your always perfect pictures, I get to 'watch' again.
Eleanor: Just looking at your screencap there lets me know that I need to make sure to have some tissues handy. This has some parts I know I cried at while watching the first time. 

February 06, 2016

Nirvana in Fire 琅琊榜 - Episode 23 (Recap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 2/06/2016 09:40:00 AM
Xie Yu is finally going down ... or is he? The Director of the Xuanjing Bureau, Xiajiang seems like a very smart and devious man. But is he smart and devious enough for Mei Changsu? This episode brings us an awesome battle of self-control and wits between Xie Yu and Mei Changsu, who face each other as opponents directly for the first time. Mei Changsu once again shows how well he masters the game of manipulation, but as always, controlling this game of revenge he has started takes all his strength. 
JoAnne: Ah! I'm so excited to be getting back to this! And this picture is perfect for reminding me of everything about these men - excellent skills as always, my friend.
Eleanor: Word. That's probably outdated slang these days. Oh well. I am also super excited to get back to this! It's really interesting how different the relationship between these two actors is in Nirvana in Fire and in The Disguiser. Just a random musing. 

February 05, 2016

The Lost Tomb 盗墓笔记 - Season 1 Episode 7 (Recap)

Posted by SakiVI on 2/05/2016 01:44:00 PM
SakiVI: We got some clarification, and some history, and me wondering if people really wore so much in their hair in olden days, and wishing I had that much hair...
kakashi: This is the first episode that makes sense from beginning to end, ahahaha! Well done, you finally learned how to tell a story :D Or maybe because they could not really butcher the flash-backs with editing.
This creature scares me!  

February 03, 2016

The Lost Tomb 盗墓笔记 - Season 1 Episode 6 (Recap)

Posted by SakiVI on 2/03/2016 01:49:00 PM
SakiVI: So, will our intrepid gang of grave robbers climb the tree to freedom? Of course not, what characters with common sense were you watching? Nah, what we get is grave robbing, a mummy, and best of all, Story Time! Cuddle up in your favorite blankie, suck your thumb, and listen to Wu Xie GeGe.
kakashi: You forgot to mention a certain shirt that goes miraculously missing.
I'll be getting to that. 

February 02, 2016

Rants and Weekly Raves #72 (RAWR)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 2/02/2016 04:29:00 PM
kakashi: I have developed a weird craving for (bad) fantasy shows lately and lo and behold! There are so many of them airing right now! If I follow all of them (including Sleepy Hollow which is coming back on soon and Jane the Virgin), I would have to follow 7 shows!!! Peanuts.
JoAnne: I must be feeling the urge to explore, too, because I've seen several English-language shows lately that I enjoyed - but never fear, because I still love my KDramas!
Oh, JoAnne just added a potential 8th show to my list (see below). And that is not counting "The Lost Tomb", which Saki is recapping at light speed and any other potential shows of the Korean variation.
Jaehyus: Can't think why The Lost Tomb is so fascinating I'm forgetting everything else...
Imma sneak in here coz I've got rawrs (finally) for one more happy ending.
This is Yang Yang. Jaehyus/Saki likes Yang Yang. I wonder why that is...

January 31, 2016

The Disguiser 伪装者 - Episode 24 (Recap)

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on 1/31/2016 08:52:00 PM
After the excitement of episode 23, we wind down with a few explanations in this one.... only to start some next excitement immediately. No, we get no rest with this show! And we haven't even got to the worst excitement yet ... but no spoiling. First, let's see how Big Sis blows a few fuses in this episode and Ming Tai gets his pretty little tush massaged...
JoAnne: Maybe because it's been a while but I almost can't remember Ming Tai as the super observant super quick to pick up spy kills guy, and mostly only remember him as the spoiled baby brother. In my head - and I think we can thank Eleanor for this - Ah Cheng is the spy, Ming Lou is the mastermind, and Ming Tai is just sort of along for the ride sometimes.
Eleanor: Haha, well I am a little Ah Cheng biased ;P Ming Tai can be an excellent spy sometimes yeah, but he lacks the experience and maturity that Ah Cheng and Big Bro have. And it tells. Oh well, Ming Tai is adorable and funny and I love him too. 

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