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

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