Instructions: For this quick, fun blog hop, you just name your 10 favorite characters from movies or TV, then tag 10 friends to do the same!
I was tagged in by Lisa Hope for this interesting little blog hop. Not my usual thing, but totally should be! I’m a TV/Movie addict, but with strange preferences, as you’ll soon see.
My screengrabs are going to be links to the shows or movies, so the images may not reflect the actual character.
So here’s my 10 in order that they occurred to me:
1 Go MinYeo/Go MiNam — You’re Beautiful
Who can resist a nun who sacrifices her vows to pretend to be her brother who had a botched eye surgery in a boy band and proceed to have all the members fall in love with her?
2. Hacker Ajumma — Healer
Typically in K-Dramas the middle-aged woman is the housekeeper or the mom or maybe the spinster aunt. Rarely is she the badass hacker who keeps our hero out of trouble and saves him more than he saves her.
This gorgeous story of magical realism is totally sold by the boy who was raised as a dog. It’s heartbreaking and gorgeous and his character sticks with you for a long time.
4. Do MinJoon — My Love from the Star/My Love from Another Star
As you can see, I have a soft spot for the fish out of water, but Do MinJoon kinda takes the cake on that role. He’s a 400 year old alien who ends up falling in love with an actress. When the wacky antics ensue they have so much heart because he never loses sight of how strange he finds all of us.
5. No EunSeol — Protect the Boss
It is the rare heroine in a K-Drama who not only gets the two male leads to fall in love with her, but also the female second lead, every member of the male lead’s family, and 90% of her co-workers. EunSeol is absolutely no-nonsense and a perfect heroine because the romance is something that happens organically alongside the story, not the story itself. (No matter how hard JiHeon tries to make it differently.)
6. Logan Echolls — Veronica Mars
You don’t have to like him. In fact, you shouldn’t. But he always has an inherent character motivation for all the screwed up stuff he does, and it works. He’s not a reformed bad boy until he grows up, until then he’s just an awesome poor life choice.
7. 11th — Doctor Who
Yeah, you heard me! 11th. Not 10th. Not the dude with the scarf. 11th. He was earnest and dark, he wanted things he couldn’t have, he had things no one else dreamed of. He’s a lovely complex characterization that is unlike those that came before him, and that he turned into 12th makes him all the more lovely and consistent.
8. Sabrina Fairchild — Sabrina (90s or 50s she’s lovely consistent)
She’s the child who grew up seeing what she couldn’t have and wanting the shiny object, but when she found herself she realized that what was best for her was not the gloss but the depth, someone who needed her as much as she needed them.
9. Gumiho — My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
That I have not populated this list entirely with characters from Hong Sister’s dramas shows that I’ve really tried to diversify. But the Shin MinAh’s portrayal of the GuMiHo is so spot on, so perfect, so exactly that divide between a woman who is in touch with what she wants becoming a woman who conforms to society. It’s just magic.
10. Sherlock — Sherlock (The BBC Version)
I am a sucker for retellings, but modernizing Sherlock, giving him technology, keeping all his negative traits and his overall British-ness, I adore this portrayal. He’s not a good or likable person, but that makes him all the more intriguing. John likes him, that’s enough for me.
This was a lot harder than I thought it would be! I also discovered I love writers more than their characters. And I love stories more than both. So that’s an interesting, but not unsurprising result.
Now, on to the tagging: