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1. Two goals this month: [ profile] spn_j2_bigbang (current progress 11.2k / 20k minimum) and [ profile] rarewomen (currently 0/1k minimum, but I know what I'll be writing).

2. Have begun watching Goong, on [ profile] penny_lane_42's recommendation. Stars Yoon Eun Hye, who also starred in Coffee Prince. This time she's a high school girl and a commoner who's chosen to marry the crown prince of the Korean constitutional monarchy. So far the admittedly cracky premise is being given a much crackier treatment than Coffee Prince. The characters are more slapstick and over the top, unlike in Coffee Prince, whose basic mistaken identity premise was totally sold by the sheer heart in the writing and the acting.

Ugh, I lack the terms to make a useful comparison. As I told Lauren, the difference between Goong and Coffee Prince is like the difference between an author who thinks mpreg is hilarious and one who's genuinely interested in the issues that come out of the premise.

All that said, I don't hate Goong; I just don't love it yet. Lauren has promised me a wonderful main ship once things get going, so I shall forge ahead.

3. Have stopped watching TVD. I'm a season and a half in - I just saw 2.09, aka the Katherine Backstory Episode), and I don't hate it. I'm just paralyzed with not caring very much. I'm having trouble articulating why. Maybe it's that I'm fundamentally disinterested in urban fantasy, with the werewolves and the vampires and all? (You laugh, my BtVS peeps, but 'tis true.) Also I'm fundamentally disinterested in teen soaps, which this still has a lot of elements of. And just... I don't know.

I'm not dismissing it for all time; it's possible I'll come back at some point in the future and be all YAY VAMPIRE DIARIES. I had the following conversation with [personal profile] next_to_normal in chat:

Me: I think it might be one of those things where I'm just not in the mood?
Next_to_Normal: you and your MOODS

Heh. Yes.

4. Have been rewatching M*A*S*H off and on, starting with S1. Gah, how is it possible that I hate so many sitcoms and yet I love this one so much? I think it's the underlying gritty realism that saves it for me; I really appreciate the contrast. Plus it's a great stable of actors. I'm particularly fond of Alan Alda, McLean Stevenson, and Gary Burghoff. Also Larry Linville this time around, who's so very perfect as Frank.


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