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19 September 2012 @ 06:39 pm
Faith Episode(s 11 &) 12  

Faith is fast becoming my favourite live-airing show of the pile, and not without good reason. It has everything I want in it: humour, fights and romance. I see some people moaning about (1) The way things are going and I think this is because they were expecting Legend Redux or something and this is not it (or insert whatever drama you think they were hoping for) and (2) The directing which I actually like, maybe because I have no discernment in taste and have happily watched and loved shows that others have hated (yes, Lie To Me, Creating Destiny, and all of your ilk, I am smiling towards you right now).

Anyway, onto Faith's most recent episodes. While the latter episode didn't leave me with much to talk about (sure I cried buckets and giggled a little at filming Eun Soo's horse riding from that very awkward angle, but eh). But episode 12?

Damn damn damn.

Damn damn damn damn.

Damn damn damn damn damn. 

You see where I'm going with this?


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Let me be extremely shallow for a second and say that I may have a crush on a lot of dudes from Suribang. It's not like I can help it.. they're hot, not evil, have long hair, and can fight. What more can you ask for?

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Fight scenes, yes yes yes, although Choi Young should stop losing to The Bastard.

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His eyebrow keeps on twitching like that and I swear I would've bust a gut had not there been very sharp swords very close to very loved people in that scene...

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It's official. Eun Soo has the most cajones out of ANYONE in Faith. ANYONE.

ANYONE.

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Choi Young's faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaccceeeeeeeeee when she has the dagger to her neck just confirms that. #2 On Youngie's "why did I ______________" list: Why did I give that dagger to Eun Soo?!?

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Normally I hate the healing maiden warrior dude couple trope, but for once I am able to look past it.
 
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Too close too close too close nonono It's ok, she's a doctor she shall heal my hand

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Wait no whut?!?!?

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No comments. Just look.

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He's smiling and oh god even Deputy General and Daeman ship them and pfftttt he literally has to shoo them away...

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I have taken this (bad) screenshot to point your attention to the length of this man's hair. Couple that with his martial arts skills, and err... Well, I warned you that I liked the majority of Suribang guys. *sigh* and he's even in the wrong camp for me >.<;;

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Deputy General and Daeman's faces in the back. I swear that this whole show is one big shipping parade and the actual goal of the show is who can come closest to (a)Uniting this damn ship or (2) Dying trying.

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Double date, with Lady Choi as Maitre D'!

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Yes yes, handgrab more, more publicly~ Especially seeing as how we're not getting anything... stronger...

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I'm pretty sure that she's the only one of 3 women who can stand up to him like that diss him. In public. And the other 2 said women are also present in that room. 

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Even Choi Young has his limits! His finger has risen!

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Only to be promptly thrashed away by Eun Soo who doesn't give a shit.

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Everyone's Oh Shit Faces when they realise that Youngie and Eun Soo-ie are secretly a married couple which is not good not good not good not good when one of them is from Heaven... I mean... let's look at the Tian Wan Fei Xian and Hu Ge and Ariel Lin's utter suffering as example A, shall we?

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Meanwhile, we get dramatic re-enactments of the Forbidden Love between le General and High Doctor which everyone calls bullshit, especially since Daeman testified negatively to said re-enactments...

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Only to turn back and say that while he didn't see that, he did see High Doctor breathe life into General, MOUTH-TO-MOUTH, upon which the General was revived. Oh yeah, I bet he was.

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Behold the Woodalchi Warriors gasps as they hear this scandalous news and touch their pure hands to their maiden lips~

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When the Head General of the Woodalchi cowers before you, it's a sure sign that you've lived your life right.

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He has this slight smile when he starts telling about how she was able to stop him (which I wasn't able to cap cos it went by too fast, so you'll just have to watch le episode, hee~) which morphs into this frustrated rage at how she hates blood and she still put a knife to her throat and she's way too fearless. What, you canna handle the fact that a very large part of her seems to be the female version of you? HA. Although she is more fearless than you give her credit for, man.

And then Lady Choi comes in and asks (in a ever so slightly condescending manner) if she can lie to lay a trap, and Eun Soo immediately sits her down and checks out her face to see what she can do to make her look 20 again. And Lady Choi is completely taken in and all Can you seriously do that and Eun Soo's all FOOLED YA! I'M GOOD RIGHT? Pffffffffffffffffffffffffffftttttt

Lady Choi makes the best faces *snigger* 

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They're doing everything together now! When can we expect to see them on We Got Married? 

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Ok, if he weren't so hot and protective and loving, this would be the definition of Actually maybe it still is the definition of stalking. But who cares?

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Let's play a very small game here; Choi Young's thoughts in the above 2 screencaps in one emoticon: 

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This (accidental) cap is because alongside looking gorgeous, Eun Soo also looks pregnant due to the way the clothes are bunched up and I am convinced that this is extremely subtle foreshadowing or something like that because LOOK FAMILY THEY NEED TO BECOME FAMILY AND HAVE BABIES AND THIS IS EVIDENCE AND WHAT NO I'M NOT CRAZY NO NOT THE STRAIGHTJACKET ANYTHING BUT THE STRAIGHTJACKET

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D'awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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I desperately want a dagger like that. And if it comes with Choi Young tying it to my leg, that's ok. I shall go through that hardship too. I am a survivor.

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He's so deadpan when he goes "That's what you did to me." I think you walked into that sword more than she stabbed it into you, boyo.

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This is the face of a woman who is worried for you. It's very beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time.

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She tells him to come back soon and he's all smiles~

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And after that, all the dams have broken, because there is no stop to him smiling~ Even his aunt and uncle ask him if he's ok because he's smiling way too much.

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The above caps are to remind everyone about how (1) Jang Bin is err... extremely... noble, yes we shall go with noble, and (b) Had Youngie not been there we woulda shipped the hell outta these two and (3) for some weird reason I like the height difference and the peeking from behind like an adorable 5-year-old and (d) I was watching this and remembered how well Phillip Lee speaks English (probably the best out of the cast) and how cool and weird it would be if Jang Bin suddenly spoke flawless American-accented English~ What can we say, he's a fast learner~ Yeah he's gotta be fast, seeing as how he had that accent a few hundred years before the American accent was created~

I am so sorry for being weird I swear I would stop if I knew how.

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I just love both the royals wielding their power properly, for the good of well.. everyone good. Especially when Nogook storms in and demands who dares waltz in to her wing. And when The Bastard bows towards her (as if that will make everything ok), she doesn't even bat an eyelash. You know the guy we're talking about? The Head of The Woodalchi is scared of him. And that's what she did. I don't know about you, but on my cajones ranking (because this drama needs one) Nogook pretty much comes in at a 1.5.

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This tableau. No comment. In the corner, dying laughing.

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When even the baddies are confuzzled. Also: purty. How do you make Eum Ja's hairstyle exactly? Is there a tutorial? I want to try it~

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One part of the power couple

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And the other part.

Can I just say: Damn. Cinematography people, I forgive the horse riding x shampoo commercial debacle for this above scene.

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That better be only extreme exhaustion because I swear to all one more deathscare and I'll off you myself.

It's only to spare my heart the misery.



 
 
 
Ninjabear: coming for a stealth hug: Mousedangermousie on September 20th, 2012 02:02 am (UTC)
Your coding is screwed up :)

Even with that, an awesome, giddy making post!
rockharlequinrockharlequin on September 20th, 2012 02:39 am (UTC)
::<
I know, I've been working for the past hour or so but I'm so unfamiliar with LJ coding that I can't see where I'm going wrong TT_TT But thankies so much for so le kind comment <333

Edit: I don't think it's me I think it's this update thing, because I'm getting 500 errors on everything I do. So for now, everyone can go here http://butaneandthebeast.tumblr.com/post/31897449684/faith-episode-s-11-12 if they want to read what I actually wrote (although even tumblr is being a pain in the arse and re-sizing my photos to something weird, but meh)

Final edit: everything fixed~

Edited at 2012-09-20 05:23 am (UTC)
Una: Asia FAITH squeescottishlass on September 20th, 2012 04:56 pm (UTC)
HI, Mousie pointed me to your post and what can I say but KUDOS!!! I love your recap of th whole ep and I had to laugh out loud a couple of times. Especially loved these:
What, you canna handle the fact that a very large part of her seems to be the female version of you? HA.
Oh I think our Boy General is slowly getting there :)

Ok, if he weren't so hot and protective and loving, this would be the definition of ... Actually maybe it still is the definition of stalking. But who cares?
Yup who cares indeed. And of course it's not stalking but he would tell ya he is honour bound to protect her :P He is so far gone ... :D

I hope you will re-cap more of the eps :)
rockharlequinrockharlequin on September 20th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
Wahh thankies~ They are both definitely very far gone. Now we have to twiddle our thumbs and wait for them to realise it~

If all the remaining episodes are as good as this, then I'm definitely going to recap as many as I can ^u^
Una: Asia FAITH Woodalchiscottishlass on September 21st, 2012 08:20 pm (UTC)
Well I keep my fingers crossed that they are as good as this one!!!
And I want a freaking happy ending :D
rockharlequinrockharlequin on September 22nd, 2012 05:28 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure the audience all want a happy ending, but sometimes writer-nims are closet sadists who fulfill their desire in their screenwriting soooo... I think finger crossing is a brilliant idea~
Una: Asia Arang Kisseuscottishlass on September 22nd, 2012 08:16 am (UTC)
Sometimes I so hate writer-nims!!!! Finger crossing, incense burning, shaman singing yup all on my to do list.
ren_squaredren_squared on September 21st, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)
also got directed here by mousie and lawl I love it.

Also had a flash of Legend thanks to that last shot reminding me of the village all the priests lived in. But I doubt the same set would still be around, same director or not XD
rockharlequinrockharlequin on September 22nd, 2012 05:36 am (UTC)
Thankies ^u^

Hmm... you never know... there are only so many Goryeo sets in kdramaland.. maybe they reused and recycled!
ren_squared: JunHyungren_squared on September 22nd, 2012 12:49 pm (UTC)
quite true.

can we double the cast so we can have two Phillip Lee characters running around then?
rockharlequin: pic#118194858rockharlequin on September 22nd, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
I would never ever say no to more Lee Phillip... it would be blashphemy!
joonnijoonni on September 25th, 2012 07:12 am (UTC)
Also brought over here by dangermousie and boy am I glad. You're so awesome!
rockharlequinrockharlequin on September 25th, 2012 09:48 am (UTC)
Ok, this is seriously making me so happy... I always visit your blog and (sometimes, when I'm not feeling uber-shy) leave comments (I'm Nutella!) and now you're saying this and I love your blog and gaaahhhh~ Thankies thankies *fangirls*

P.s. I just put up my episode 13 posts here http://rockharlequin.livejournal.com/12855.html and here http://rockharlequin.livejournal.com/12764.html in case you would like to read them ^^~