F4 Thailand: Boys over Flowers – First Impression

Name: F4 Thailand: Boys Over FlowersWriter/director: O Patha Thongpan, Mai Aticha Tanthanawigrai / Manow Waneepan Ounphoklang, Jarinee Thanomyat, PingPong Suwanun PohgudsaiDate: December 2021Number of episodes: 16Genre: Manga, School Bullying, Rich guy/ poor girl, romance. Based on book/manga?: Yes, based on the manga, “Hana Yori Dango” by Kamio Yoko. ThoughtsIt is simply irresistible checking out any adaptation of “Boys of Flowers”. … Continue reading F4 Thailand: Boys over Flowers – First Impression

Our Beloved Summer – First Thoughts

Name: Our Beloved SummerWriter/director: Lee Na Eun / Kim Yoon JinDate: December 2021Number of episodes: 16Genre: Comedy / Slice of live / RomanceBased on book/manga?: Yes, based on the webtoon "That Year We" by Lee Lee Naeun and Han Kyoung Chal Why did I press play? The plot is fresh and intriguing, and Kim Da Mi was brilliant in "Itaewon Class", and … Continue reading Our Beloved Summer – First Thoughts

Luoyang – Thoughts on Episode 19 & 20

Name: LuoyangWriter/director: Qing Mei / Xie ZeDate: December 2021Number of episodes: 39Genre: Historical, Mystery, Thriller, ActionBased on book/manga?: Yes, "Luoyang" by Ma Bo Yong The last part of episode 19 and 20, alone makes Luoyang worth watching. Especially the second half of episode 20. This interaction between Gao Bing Zhu (Haung Xuan) and Yao Niang (Zhang Li) that takes almost 20mins … Continue reading Luoyang – Thoughts on Episode 19 & 20

Sweet Teeth – First Impression + Dropped

Name: Sweet TeethWriter/director: Lei Xin Lin / Derek Hui (Cross Fire) / Liu Hang Yang Date: August 2021Number of episodes: 22Genre: Comedy, Romance, Dentist, LibrarianBased on book/manga?: Yes, "A Speck Amid the Dust of the World" by Mu Fy Sheng. Why did I press play? It was the director (Derek Hui) that drew me to this one. It was the same director … Continue reading Sweet Teeth – First Impression + Dropped

Ending Again – Mini review

Name: Ending AgainWriter/director: Jung Soo Yoon / Park Dhan Hee Date: February 2020Number of episodes: 12 (min episodes)Genre: Web Series, Contract Marriage, Love TriangleBased on book/manga?: Not sure Why did I press play? Browsing for a drama to watch and the synopsis tickled my fancy. A few thoughts and observations: This is contract marriage with no bells or whistles. Suppose you entered … Continue reading Ending Again – Mini review

Rurouni Kenshin (Japanese)

Name: Rurouni KenshinWriter/director: Fujii Kiyomi / Otomo KeishiDate: 2012 - 2021Number of episodes: 5 moviesGenre: Action, Adventure, Samurai, gore, assasinBased on book/manga?: Yes, adapted from manga serious "Rurouni Kenshin" by Watsuki Nobuhiro Why did I press play? After bing thoroughly impressed with Setoh Takeru's acting, I nossied around for some of his other projects and these movies were … Continue reading Rurouni Kenshin (Japanese)

An Incurable Case of Love (Japanese) – Mini First Impression

Name: An Incurable Case of Love (Koi wa Tsuzuku yo Doko Made mo)Writer/director: Kaneko Arisa / Kaneko Fuminori, Fukuda Ryosuke, Tanaka KentaDate: January 2020Number of episodes: 10 Genre: Comedy, Romance, Medical Based on book/manga?: Yes, Why did I press play? While I was perusing for a new drama to watch, this one had great reviews! A few thoughts … Continue reading An Incurable Case of Love (Japanese) – Mini First Impression