Domanja LIVE: We laughed, we cried…and we didn’t understand a THING.
…But did that stop Cloud USA members from gathering on our fan forum (at http://cloudusa.lefora.com/) and attempting to watch the official premiere of Domanja together LIVE on KBS TV2 this morning, at 9:00 a.m. EST?
NO. No it did not.
A night or so ago, Cloud USA heard through the grapevine that it might be possible to watch the premiere of Domanja LIVE on the Internet, through KBS Able. For those of you who don’t already know, KBS Able is KBS’s site for the “disabled and the elderly” and provides live streaming of KBS TV1, KBS TV2 (where Domanja is being aired), and all of KBS’s radio stations. (KBS Able can be found at http://able.kbs.co.kr/live/index.html and seems to be best viewed with Internet Explorer. Note: Click TV2 to access video player and watch Domanja.)
Since we always take KBS news with a grain of salt, and since we knew that even if the show was going to be available that it wouldn’t have English subtitles, we were extremely hesitant to spread this news. However, after checking with our sources and after checking the feed ourselves and finding that it actually worked, Cloud USA finally decided to spread the word via our Twitter and facebook. And then it was sleepy time.
Now, Wednesday is one the few days off I get during the work week. As a result, I usually sleep in a little on Wednesday mornings. So, you can imagine how thrilled I was at having to set my alarm clock to get up for the morning premiere of a show that I couldn’t even understand. Yes, that is sarcasm you are reading there. Just in case you missed it. (Rain? Dude! You’d BETTER be appreciating this, man. I’m just saying…)
8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, my alarm goes off. I smack it stupid and knock it off my night stand. Then, I fall out of bed and somehow manage to stumble to my desk to open up the live feed. And suddenly there on my computer monitor is an advertisement for guess what? Domanja! Wah! (Let me tell you, that was much more effective than my alarm clock. And twice as pretty. :-})
So, now I’m awake. I’m so excited that I log onto Cloud USA’s forum (http://cloudusa.lefora.com/) to see if anyone is over there. To my delight, the Clouds have already gathered in high anticipation of the show’s start. There’s me (and Stephe) in Atlanta; Melanie (Mel) in Australia; Starrain (Star) in Las Vegas; Reddrogue from Indiana; StormofStarzZ2 (Stormy) in Connecticut; and DNogitsune (DN), who is in Korea and who is actually watching the premiere on her television (yes, we are envious, especially when she tells us about her meet up with some very special clouds before the show…). Even Divalcious (Diva) joins us later, kicking herself for missing all but the last 10 minutes of the episode.
As soon as all of the commercials are done (about a gazillion of them), the drama starts in earnest, and we are abruptly in Rain-drenched heaven as Rain swims into view. Ahhh.
Ji-Woo’s “womanizing jerk” and “keen private-eye outlaw” character captivates us. Jung-Jin plays the “tortured cop determined to bring Ji-Woo to justice” spectacularly. Na-Young’s obvious scheming and amazing action prowess keeps us guessing. (Just exactly what is that girl up to anyway? Hmm?)
Although we try to keep the chatting to a minimum, sometimes we just can’t help ourselves. Some of our more memorable chat moments:
StormofStarzZ2: g’mornin darling :-)
1starrain: That gun doesn’t have that many bullets *g.
CloudUSA: Rain just said, “Oh, hallelujah.” In English. LOL. Ridiculous.
CloudUSA: Him surrounded by like 10 monks who know martial arts.
DNogitsune: pissed off monks.
DNogitsune: I can guess what he said in that one…Give me the F****** keys.
StormofStarzZ2: Look at him being all techy. Lol.
CloudUSA: Take a look at my GUN, sweetie. ROFL.
CloudUSA: Where have I seen her before…Ah. Now I remember.
DNogitsune: No one is going to get into her house…
DNogitsune: Seriously, I want his computer system and TV.
CloudUSA: Awwwww…Rain crying. Always effective.
DNogitsune: I want his phone too.
DNogitsune: (Ji-Woo’s contact in Beijing) Stop calling me I am trying to score here…that is what the guy is thinking … Ji-Woo: B**ch, I will call you till you answer the phone.
DNogitsune: (after the intruders’ arrival…) Well, there goes that idea of security.
CloudUSA: GOOD KITTY!
And then suddenly, before we know it, the show is over and it is back to reality. What?! An hour has passed already? How the heck did that happen? My reaction was about as dramatic as Ji-Woo’s below. (Aww.)
The good news is that although some of us were more successful at watching the show than others (due to crappy Internet/live feed issues), everyone seemed to enjoy the experience of watching the premiere “together” and being able to chat with each other during the show. We enjoyed it so much, in fact, that we decided we would try it again tomorrow morning, for the second episode’s airing.
So, if you’re around on Thursday, September 30, at 8:45 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, Clouds, please drop by the forum and KBS Able and join us. We’d love to have you. The show will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.
— Terri :-} *putting her alarm clock back on her nightstand in honor of the occasion. :-}*
** P.S. FYI, Cloud USA received a tweet from KBSWorldi earlier today saying that they would be getting their episodes of Domanja on October 6th! We are crazy excited by that and we hope you are too. :-}