Hi all! So I went to Forsaken this weekend, if you don’t know what that is, it was a Shadowhunters con in London with Maxim Roy (Jocelyn), Jon Cor (Hodge), Kaitlyn Leeb (Camille) and Joel Labelle (Alaric).
It was so much fun, and since it was their first con/they’re not the main cast it was so small, nice and chill. They were all so down to earth, humbled and overwhelmed that we came to see/speak to them. They each had two panels (one on each day) and a full guest panel, I’ve managed to write up most of what I can remember below. Obviously there’s a lot I haven’t captured, but highlights/best moments are under the cut!
A lot of things we discussed were personal/non-Shadowhunter related, if you just want to read the bits to do with the show, just read the bits that have been bolded.
Okay, okay, so I’ve seen a bit of the Karamel relationship for myself now, and I definitely like what I’m seeing. Love the whole “star-crossed lovers” trope they’re doing. Two kids from rival planets falling in love is classic. Mon-el learning Earth culture is also quite possibly one of the greatest things ever (he called Kara’s mom a babe, oh my god). I feel like him adjusting to Earth is going to end up being everything I ever wanted to see with Hook adjusting to Storybrooke on OUAT. I seriously wish we had more scenes where he was trying to figure out modern technology. That would have been awesome, but I’ll definitely take all I can get with Mon-el. Oh, and we also have Mon-el already being snarky and somewhat flirty with Kara, and sometimes you can tell she’s feeling it, but then she’s like “oh, shit, no.” Definitely giving me the CS feels on that front. This is just what I’ve gotten from their first interactions, so stay tuned for more.
Lord of Shadows was a good read, an emotional read, but it didn’t make me feel like Lady Midnight made me feel.
The loss of characters I cared for and the loss of another inquisitor strike a chord in me but overall the threats were low.
Sure the seven riders were exciting and that Emma slew one of them was exhilarating but everything seemed to lack tension.
Even the Unseelie King didn’t seem to ominous. I wish he had been more than a behind the scenes kind of villain. It doesn’t really work for him.
And that he conveniently took just the right memories from Kieran? That’s hard to believe.
This said, I do believe the Lord of Shadows will be much more involved and exciting in the next book. I hope he is, at least.
But again, this one didn’t make me feel enough. I bawled my eyes out for Emma and Julian, their passion and love and the threats they faced and defeated in Lady Midnight. It just wasn’t the same here.
I did love Julian’s anger in this one. I loved to see more of his emotions.
But this time we have to wait two years instead of just over one.
Dick move, Cassie.
I watched this in one sitting. That alone should’ve given you the big picture. I absolutely love the casts, so I’d like to focus on that.
Lee Jong Suk as Choi Dal Po / Ki Ha Myeong
He, and Park Hye Run (the screenwriter) were my reasons to watch this drama at the first place. Amazing act, as usual. I like his character; bad past, revenge, crying, screaming, trying to find the real meaning of justice *cough* Soo Ha-ya *cough*. Not to mention he had one of the best make-over sessions in kdramaland.
And of course this make-over was done by none other than… the dad.
One look at fashion magazine, and this abeoji turns into Cinderella’s fairy godmother. *hail abeoji*
Park Shin Hye as Choi In Ha
This is where I started to get mixed feelings. Don’t get me wrong; I like Shin Hye. She’s pretty, talented and has great chemistry with all of her counterparts. Thing is, she cries. She criesA LOT. She tends to play similar characters in all of her dramas: damsel-in-distress, that one pretty caring girl who doesn’t realise her beauty and its effect on men. Although I like how brave and honest In Ha is, I really wish Shin Hye would play different kind of character on her next project.
I was tempted to make a collage with screenshots of her crying. But then I realized, I wouldn’t be able to finish it by tonight. Even when she doesn’t cry, she gets teary-eyed and it almost seems like she’s ready to weep anytime anywhere. I don’t even know how she does that. Well done, Shin Hye.
Kim Young Kwang as Seo Bum Ju
Ah, my ‘Good Doctor’ crush. He is an absolute delight here. Loyal, hardworking, a bit flirtatious, but always honest. His bromance with Lee Jong Suk can easily make Kim Woo Bin jealous too. I like his character, although I feel his love to In Ha is forced at times. It seems like the writer really wants Bum Ju and Yoo Rae to become a hurdle in Dal Po - In Ha relationship; although it’s really unnecessary, since Dal Po - In Ha is solid even from the start.
His crying act though..
Lee Yoo Bi as Yoon Yoo Rae
Where to start I LOVE HER WOHOO!
An ex-sasaeng who became a reporter?! I’M BUYING IT. She’s perfect for her role. I love her style, her screaming and of course her relationship with Hwang Gyo Dong sunbae. It’s so cute, so pure, so … AAAACK
Jin Kyung as Song Cha Ok
One of the best villains out there. I don’t know why but she reminds me of Snape. It’s really worth to spend 20+ hrs just to watch her.
Yoon Gyun Sang as Ki Jae Myeong
I only have wishes for this particular gentleman. I wish he had more scenes, I wish he didn’t end up that way, I wish I would be able to see him more on screen in near future.
I really feel the urge to list down every actors / actresses that make this drama exceptional, but I’m lazy that would be too much of spoilers. I will recommend this drama, especially to those who love 'I Can Hear Your Voice’ (they came from the same writer, had the same male lead, and even Lee Bo Young & Yoon Sang Hyun made cameo appearances). Personally If I have to compare, I like 'I Can Hear Your Voice’ more because it’s less corny, and I prefer strong female character. But after all it’s still a great drama. I could easily rate it 8.5/10.
When I started playing Dragon Age Inquisition I actually hated Solas. I was Dalish and proud, and he was a callous know it all. But something happened. His snark made me laugh, his personal quest broke my heart and he was surprisingly smooth when you flirted with him. I made another Dalish elf (a rogue) and romanced him. After I completed the main story I can’t imagine romancing anyone else. I just wish he had more romance scenes…