leila8mae: I just woke up! Haha… What time is it there?
choufy: 7:36 in the morning *yawn* ^^
leila8mae: What!! Sorry girl.. So we are both like sleepy heads right now! Haha. We have to be creative though. Thoughts limited at 140 characters.
choufy: lol I bet it will be more interesting in this state XD
choufy: The truth is : I am a TV Show addict since… Forever. But I never heard the term OTP before Dramaland… What about you ?
leila8mae: Eversince I’ve watched Kdrama, OTP is like the “main” thing. At one glance you’d know who they are. It’s rare you find stories like Coffee House where pairings are uncertain…
choufy: lol Coffee House was unique in soooo many ways. But that is correct : hard to figured it out the OTP on this one.
leila8mae: Anyhow, who’s your favorite pairing so far? People always fight for the OTP. We’d touch shippers war later.
choufy: You mean above all ? Mmmm. Let me think… Well… Are we talking man-woman basic formula here ? OR are we talking about oh-so-true-to-my-soul but silly OTP ? And what about BROMANCE ? Because I would say, sidekick couple are the best. Recently: City Hunter, Yoon-Sung/Shik-Joong ajusshi are just pure LOVE.
leila8mae: We can talk about bromance too! Haha! City Hunter was indeed fun because ajusshi is the sweetest!
choufy: But in a more regular way, got one : Byeong-Hee and Cheol-Soo from What’s Up Fox ? I was really digging the doctor at first, but somehow this young annoying man went straight to my heart. Cheol-Soooooo ~
leila8mae: Are you that regular shipper when you watch a series?
choufy: Basically, I don’t ship. Like you said, the couple which is meant to be is so obvious anyway.
leila8mae: Bromance are good side dish like Sam dong and Jin Gook of Dream High. Have you seen it?
choufy: I watched it untill Episode 14 ? lol They were cute fighting over some underwear… But Sungkyunkwan Scandal ? With Goo Yong-Ha & Moon Jae-Shin ? *3*/ I’m sorry but that was hot!
leila8mae: Yoo Ah In with just about ANYONE will be HOT! Haha!
choufy: True, Yoo Ah In is HOT. Period. lol
leila8mae: Is City Hunter the most recent drama you’ve watched? I’m not really into that kind of OTP…
choufy: City Hunter was more about father figure, not really the OTP I think. So… Why did you choose this topic by the way ?
leila8mae: Because I’m so into Heartstrings that I wanted to talk about the OTP… It’s the driving force of a drama.
choufy: Ah ~Young love~
leila8mae: You’ve mentioned that since PD Pyo wasn’t the director, you suddenly lost interest… Did it bore you? You prefer him as a director? I think he moved the story in a better path…
choufy: No, I watch up until Episode 11, I think… It’s just, PD Pyo is all about atmosphere and I just felt that now the story was more plot driven…
leila8mae: I have to agree… The atmosphere that he created in that raindrop scene is love… Surely he’s involved with that… Rain equals PD Pyo… Haha.
choufy: lol. Oh~ Coffee House‘s phonebooth scene *memories, memories*.
leila8mae: OH MY GOD!! I see certain connection… Rain must have some special powers in PD Pyo’s heart.. Haha.
choufy: LOL. The plot is not bad but I prefer PD Pyo as a director, definitely ^^
leila8mae: I guess some viewers are looking for plot… But for me I’m satisfied with the sweetness somehow… I guess its the season… One of the things I’m looking for in a OTP is chemistry… The more natural the better… How about you?
choufy: Chemistry is important. Like I said, I don’t ship because storywise, dramas are obvious. But without chemistry…
leila8mae: Story is dull.. And lifeless.
choufy: In I Am Legend, for example, the heroine had way more chemistry with her ex husband rather than with the musician (who was supposed to be the male lead).
leila8mae: Not every actor can pull off a chemistry… So those who do, really make fans the craziest.
choufy: It is impressive how fans can react about OTP. We can be really invested.
leila8mae: True.. If you go to threads… Shippers war is the bloodiest !!! Haha… Nothing beats a “tug of words”.
choufy: Do you know a drama where the OTP has zero chemistry to you ?
leila8mae: Actually I was thinking about that… But can’t remember anything because surely I’d drop that series in an instant… Useless to watch when pairings are dull and don’t move me. Wait… the MIDAS couple.. I felt them during the first Episode but it suddenly died when the male lead turned dark.
choufy: To me Dalja’s Spring OTP has zero romantic chemistry… Thank god the humour was there !
leila8mae: And The Greatest Love OTP didn’t get me like many others… Have to blame Yoon Kye Sang… Seriously it’s his fault!!
choufy: lol I’m with you for The Greatest Love. The drama over all was ok, but I was not moved by the OTP.
leila8mae: Yoon Kye Sang is just perfect. It hurts still up to now thinking what happened *sigh* Second lead syndrome is the worst…
choufy: But I’m selfish. It’s fine if the heroine doesn’t want him. That way he is ALL MINE mwahaha ~
leila8mae: LOL!! Anyhow, taste does contribute to, you know… Because love triangles work since we all prefer different persona…
choufy: Yeah but love triangle are often tiring to me v_v It sounds like a math formula thrown to my face… The love triangle formula is the root of ship war I think…
leila8mae: Triangles are there to make us feel confused. I don’t know where’s the fun in that! Haha. But believers are awesome. they can really justify!
choufy: lol Do you have an exemple ?
leila8mae: Hello!?! Those fans of Ham Eun Jung is one! Haha (I’m prepared for arrows to be shot!! Haha) When one is a fan of the actor… It always interferes with the OTP even if it does not make sense… For the love of the actors.
choufy: lol Well Seung-Yeon and Jin-Soo had a chemistry, a funny-sidekick one. And Seung Yeon was the typical bubbling k-drama heroin ^^
leila8mae: With Coffee House we know that some pairings are just meant to be great partners. That does not have to equal or mean love… One of the best thing Coffee House did for me is realizing that…
choufy: I love EunSoo to the core, but I maintain that Coffee House plot was confusing…
leila8mae: Coffee House plot is better to watch after it all ends! Though the hype of the live streaming is really contagious! It was fun when creative juices from different people just gives you a lot of perspective. Especially those who were able to analyze it…
choufy: I think watching it live with other people is a great addition to the madness.
leila8mae: So true. Those who didn’t, miss on A LOT. But in a way those who weren’t with us saved themselves from being CRAZY and insane!! LOL. Moving on, I think leads always have a certain gene that ALL of them had to have. Eun Young was unique though.
choufy: Eun Young is quite unique as a K-drama heroine which is why I love her. It might be the first time that I actually identify with a heroine.
leila8mae: Have you watched Lie To Me ? What do you think about it ? The OTP was a netizen crack of the May season.. They were sensational, but did not get me… AT ALL.
choufy: I didn’t. Yoon Eun Hye is a hit or miss with me and I really didn’t feel this story ^^ But I read about the OTP sizzled chemistry… Did it challenge your EunSoo ship ? ^^
leila8mae: Have to say EUNSOO ship is engraved in me. It’s like a mountain that can’t be moved ! But I love Yoon Eun Hye. Just that, the chemistry didn’t work for me. I’m stuck with EP4. I have to rewatch and rethink..
choufy: You think it’s because you are faithfull to Eunsoo ? lol
leila8mae: It is a fact. Haha. But I gotta say, people loved the LTM OTP to bits. It must be because of the the infamous cola kiss…
choufy: I should try Lie To Me one day, just to check this infamous chemistry… Well maybe… Eventually… When I will have time lol
leila8mae: Goodluck with that!! Haha.
choufy: I realize that in Scent of a Woman, the OTP is quite related to tango dance… And Eunsoo got me with this symbolic too… I have a thing with OTP and couple dance obviously lol
leila8mae: I can’t believe how MANLY Lee Dong Wook had become! I think ALL guys should join the military! seriously… Hotness abounds *fans self*
choufy: lol And all those shower scenes… Such fan service is good~ v_v
leila8mae: Jo Hyun Jae in 49 Days!! I swear… It makes US happy!! Hahaha.
leila8mae: I haven’t watched Scent of a Woman though.. I’m currently watching 9 Ends 2 Outs… I really have a thing when OTP knows each other LONG enough… Compared to those who just met and fall in love.
choufy: Maybe because it’s the building type, which in a long run tends to be stronger in a way… I enjoy that too. I like OTP which really care about each other.
leila8mae: I agree ! That’s why Heartstrings have a special spot for me. They’ve just met but the relationship is very open. They fight but can talk about it, petty things are manageable… Jealous streaks are there but dealt with much security especially Shin’s character. He drives the relationship and he does it well…
choufy: I guess when love is there to make people grow, that’s the best.
leila8mae: An OTP that manages to tug just the right strings makes a whole lot of difference… Plus the relationship they have, most can relate to it.
choufy: I like first love when they are also age related. I don’t mind the sillyness when they are adolescent…
leila8mae: It’s cute to see… It makes them young and causes the viewers to be nostalgic somehow… Acting silly is cute but to a certain extent… lol
choufy: But Heartrings OTP is quite mature… Or at least honest with their feelings…
leila8mae: You got it choufy! They are honest… Most OTP’s lacks certain aspects… But I think it must be the way PD Pyo views a relationship… Do you think there is a formula of having a BEST OTP in a story?
choufy: I don’t think there is an OTP formula (even if sexual chemistry obviously HAD to be there). But so far, I relate more with the idea of building a love relationship rather than mombo jombo I love you-I love-you-NOT-oops-I-might-be-your-secret-brother-or-sister… lol
leila8mae: I’m not into that too! As a viewer I want to see how things develop and stop all the pretense and nonsense. They only have 16 episodes to prove it… No time to spare!
choufy: And you ? A secret formula to help our dear Drama Writers ? ^^
leila8mae: All I can say is GET THE RIGHT ACTORS!! Haha… Writers will be blessed if chemistry is innate and natural. No formula… just LOVE. PD Pyo deals with the real side of a relationship. I’ve noticed that more now…
choufy: Yep, I really enjoyed Worlds Within for that (even if the story became quite messy at some point). Noh Hee Kyung was the writer. And I believe that she influenced him a lot in that aspect. I love her essay.
leila8mae: I have yet to watch that completely (stuck at a certain Episode)… I’m not sure about the OTP of that series, really. I know they dated, but somethings amiss. I guess Song Hye Gyo have to have more heart… And depth.
choufy: Noh Hee Kyung inspired me a lot during our Coffee House Ride lol
leila8mae: She is spot on… I’ve read her essays… I guess when you’ve been through so much hurt, writing is a breeze…
choufy: Well Worlds Within is also about other people’s story and the behind the scene work of a drama really.
leila8mae: I have yet to continue watching it since I’m also doing a series review of Worlds Within just to understand PD Pyo more…
choufy: I was in a Hyun Bin craze after Secret Garden failure. So I had to watch him in an other drama lol
leila8mae: Oh crap! The Secret Garden series… It reminds me not to expect too much in a story.. It didn’t deliver for me… So sorry… Going back, I’ve read that Noh Hee Kyung’s dialogues are one of the best.
choufy: Yep but she is really wordy so it works better in a book (I think). I couldn’t get into Goodbye Solo for example..
leila8mae: She’s deep! I’ve been reading reviews of Goodbye Solo. It’s under my list of MUST WATCH. So I hope I’d have time…
choufy: But on the other hand, I couldn’t pass half of Episode 1 of Full House even if it was directed by my dear PD Pyo. lol
leila8mae: Full House is fan service personified!! Haha… I enjoyed the cute… Song Hye Gyo is lively but nothing extraordinary. It’s under the dramas “just like many others” list.
choufy: Boys Over Flower is one of my other kryptonites… Or someone has to get me really really drunk to watch that lol
leila8mae: It’s the drama that changed my world though. LOL. Lee Min Ho is just… He’s going to be the death of me!! Anyway, choufy you’re about to have lunch? Can we wrap up the first part? Surely there will be next time right?
leila8mae: I really enjoyed this choufy!! I hope for more to come?? Yeah?? 😀 Thanks for everything… Especially waking up early 😀
choufy: lol I enjoyed it too ! Don’t worry, the time frame was not so bad 🙂 If you’re into PD Pyo and Noh Hee Kyung, I guess we will have a lot to talk in the future lol. Or we can just spazz for Lee Min-HOT.
leila8mae: I always have time to talk about LEE MIN HO. So Im definitely IN! I have to finish Worlds Within, PD Pyo is also an interesting topic 😀
choufy: Can’t wait to see the result of this crazy talk 🙂
leila8mae: Me too!!
leila8mae: Shoot that was long!! Hahaha… I think Choufy and I could just talk for the whole day.. Stick around for more! So I do hope you enjoyed this one 😀
choufy : And if there is any topic you might enjoy reading about, please, let us know ! ^^