Below are some drama recommendations for the weekend and beyond. These are all dramas I watched from start to finish with little to no forwarding. My Heroic Husband: It's the same team as Joy of life. Crossfire: It’s gritty and worth dipping into a different genre. Mr. Fighting: This is also gritty, grounded, and heartfelt. … Continue reading Drama Recommendations #4
Name: Oh! My EmperorWriter/director: Wang Wen Tong / Yu Zhong Zhong & Wu Jian XinDate: April 2018Number of episodes: 36Genre: Time Travel, period, romantic, friendship Based on book/manga?: Not sure, maybe a web novel. Why did I press play? I was in the mood for a good quality comedy drama and this one had great reviews. … Continue reading Oh! My Emperor!
Name: My Best Friend's StoryWriter/director: Qin Wen/Shen YanDate: December 2020Number of episodes: 38Genre: Friendship, Romance, Drama (Melodrama) Based on book/manga?: It's based on the Hong Kong movie "Last Romance". The original writer of this story is Yi Shu. Why did I press play? The plot focusing on friendship tickled my fancy. This drama starts out … Continue reading My Best Friend’s Story – dropped
Name: Extraordinary YouWriter/director: In Ji Hye, Song Ha Young /Kim Sang Hyub, Kim Sang WooDate: October 2019 Number of episodes: 32Genre: School, Romance, Mystery, Fantasy, FriendshipBased on book/manga?: Not sure Why did I press play? Last year when it was released I took a gander at the first episode and thought it is cheesy. With … Continue reading Extraordinary You – Thoughts
Here are a few recent dramas that are worth checking out. Without further ado... Hikaru no Go - a great non romance, but highly entertaining drama. Dear Mayang Street - The romance between the main (will they stay main?) couple leaves a deep impression. Have only the first couple of episodes. Fearless Whisper - Highly … Continue reading Drama Recommendations #3 – updated
Name: Healer of ChildrenWriter/director: Wang Haun / Yang LeiDate: September 2020Number of episodes: 44Genre: Life, Drama, Medical, Romance (sort of). Based on book/manga?: No Why did I press play? I am quite a fan of actress, Olivia Wang Just what on earth went wrong? This drama is a total waste of the actors talents and the … Continue reading Healer of Children
Name: Love 020Writer/director: Gu Man, Scarlett OuYang, Fei Xian Shen/Lin Yu Fen, Guo HuDate: August 2016Number of episodes: 30Genre: Love, Gaming, college lifeBased on book/manga?: Yes, A Smile is Beautiful by Gu Man. General Thoughts: My first couple of dramas I watched upon my entrance to C-drama-land were "Eternal Love" followed by "Nirvana on Fire". Not long … Continue reading Thoughts on Love O2O
Name: Arsenal Military AcademyWriter/director: Xiao Xiang Dong Er / Hui Kai Dong & Guo HaoDate: August 2019Number of episodes: 48Genre: Military Training, Gender Bender, Friendship, Romance, Republican EraBased on book/manga?: NO Why did I press play? As a stand alone drama it isn't quite up to par. I watched it to fill a void after Joy … Continue reading Arsenal Military Academy: Thoughts on Characters
Name: When We Were Young 人不彪悍枉少年Writer/director: Deng Ke & Liu Guo HuiDate: November 2018Number of episodes: 24Genre: Friendship, School, FamilyBased on book/manga?: No Why did I press play? While I was perusing for a new drama to watch, this one had great reviews! During which episode was it dropped? It was dropped around the last third. The wonderful story … Continue reading When We Were Young – Mini Review
Hello my wonderful readers! Lately, I have received quite a few drama review requests. I can't wait to write, (or finish) the reviews. For those of you who already sent a request, I'll aim to post them within 2 - 6 weeks of the request date. Please be sure to periodically check the blog. U … Continue reading Drama Request Info!