The Sword and The Brocade – Midway Review. & Update

Name: The Sword and The Brocade Writer/director: Wen De Guang, Yang Xiao Bo (assistant director)Date: February 2021Number of episodes: 45Genre: Period, Harem, Embroidery, Romance Based on book/manga?: Yes, "The Concubine-born Daughter's Strategies" by Zhi Zhi Why did I press play? I'm always keen to check out any drama Tan Songyun is in. Plus I quite enjoyed … Continue reading The Sword and The Brocade – Midway Review. & Update

Qing Qing Zi Jin – mini first impression

Name: Qing Qin Zi JinWriter/director: Date: August 2020Number of episodes: 40Genre: Historical Fiction, Love, Friendship, schoolBased on book/manga?: Yes, Gong Xue Has Bandits by Wu Yu Why did I press play? The promotional art work and the an untranslated title intrigued me. Thoughts and observations: This drama that I started watching spontaneously and it's a total … Continue reading Qing Qing Zi Jin – mini first impression

The Legends – review/dropped

Skimmed Through Name: The Legends Writer/director: Jiuliu Feixiang, Yang Qianzi, & Peng Yunriu/ Zheng Weiwen Date: January 2019 Number of episodes: 56 Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Power Struggles Based on book/manga?: yes, The Legends by Jiuliu Feixiang Why did I press play? At my wits end waiting for new episodes of Korean drama My Country: The New Age to air. During … Continue reading The Legends – review/dropped

The World Owes Me A First Love – Quick Review

Name: The World Owes Me A First Love Writer/director: Date: Sept 2019 Number of episodes: 24 Genre: Comedy, Romance, Workplace Based on book/manga?: Yes, First Love by An Si Yuan Why did I press play? The synopsis sounded like fun. I wanted to watch something lighthearted while waiting for new Love and Destiny episodes to air. Initial Thoughts: Xia Di … Continue reading The World Owes Me A First Love – Quick Review

Chasing Ball – First Thoughts + Update

Name: Chasing Ball Writer/director:  Date: June 2019 Number of episodes: 36 Genre: Sport, Romance, Friendship Based on book/manga?: Not sure Why did I press play? The synopsis sounded like a fun story, plus the table tennis element mixes things up. Thoughts: Again, like many slice of life dramas, the first episode is over-the-top and out of sync with … Continue reading Chasing Ball – First Thoughts + Update