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Self-restraint is not my middle name
Sun Quan with Sword
Fact: For the last 10 years, up until last Friday, I had watched a whopping grand total of four dramas and one anime series.

Poor deprived and boring person, you might say. But there is a reason. And that is, once I find something that suits my tastes, I binge like there's no tomorrow (my record of high-school truancy was mostly drama-induced; there are whole semesters in my university life of which I remember nothing bar the dramas I watched and the computer games I played). And when it's all over I'd look back with much weeping and gnashing of teeth, seeing how I had destroyed myself over a frigging drama.

Well, Drama of the Decade #5 appeared last Friday, thanks to dangermousie , in the form of The Young Warriors of the Yang Clan.

How ragingly addicted am I? Well, I've put my work and social life on hold; I've been telling teammates in my project to not call me for a few days; I haven't gone grocery shopping yet so I'm out of milk and am subsisting on frozen perogies; I only just realized that laundry was screaming to be done; etc. etc. etc.

To be honest, when I first started I didn't think it was going to be this bad. Sure, the drama seems to contain a lot of things that I like---period costume, epic wars, loyal and heroic deeds, kickass family, and so on and so forth. But come on, anything with the word "Young" in it is apocryphal and bound to be sacrificing history for cute puppy value (and I tend to be somewhat anal about historical accuracy). And even if it's not, the Yang Family Warriors is rumoured to be one of the most bloody depressing stories in the Chinese tradition so who in their right mind would want to watch a whole series about them. I thought I could just watch a couple of episodes just to say that I've watched it, and extricate myself and go back to normal life.

How wrong I was.

I am helplessly and hopelessly addicted.

The only reason I'm posting instead of continuing with the binge is that I'm at episode 28, where everything is cheery and happy and everyone gets along and is angst-free. I like how things are and am reluctant to move ahead. I know the evil Prime Minister Pan Renmei is lurking around the corner. Do not want.

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Frozen pierogies? Oh wow.

Yes, I didn't think I was going to love this as much as I do either but I am beyond obsessed. I am in the same position you are - stuck mid-27 because Mama and Papa Yang just reunited and the siege has been relieved and I just don't want to go forward. But I am sure I will - am obsessive after all.

At least get to 28. I can't wait to see your caps/review. :)

I cried so much at the Mama/Papa reunion scene (and then I went back and rewatched it a bunch of times and cried some more). When he said he could recognize her footsteps when she was still outside. When he told her he was afraid before death, not because of death itself, but because of not being able to see her one last time. When he asked her to hold his hands to warm him up instead of fetching a hand-stove. Ooooohhhhhhhh...

And then I wanted to kill Eighth Prince for barging in and interrupting. :(

I think I'm going to switch back to TK subbing and let the Yangs be happy together just a tiny bit longer.

I am about to start 28 :) You are a bad influence :P

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