This was a drama I was geatly anticipating. Who can resist Yang Zi and Xiao Zhan as individual actors, never mind as a leading couple. Plus, the promotional art work was enticing. However, the first couple of episodes can only be described as underwhelming. Both the leads are excellent actors and their skill was buried … Continue reading Thoughts on The Oath of Love (dropped)
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Below are some drama recommendations for the weekend and beyond. Shi**ting Stars (Korean) A perfect modern romcom! It's been a while since we've had a good one!Be Reborn (Chinese) A thriller without the core! It's about theft and will have you at the edge of your seat. Life is Long Quiet River (Chinese) It's not … Continue reading Drama Recommendations #7 (new ones added)
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
Below are some drama recommendations for the weekend and beyond. These are the best I could find lately - it doesn’t mean they are amazing. I’ll Be Your Knight: Very similar to Imitation, if not better! Luoyang - Wow - amazing!Snowdrop - Will have you sitting at the edge of your seat. Our beloved Summer - … Continue reading Drama Recommendation #6
Below are some drama recommendations for the weekend and beyond. Remembrance of Things Past: Excellent contemporary - grounded, realistic, little fluff.Make a Wish: If a cat turned into a girl, and a romance developed between her and the guy she owes a wish too, happened in real life - this is what it would be … Continue reading Drama Recommendations #5
The Long BalladThis is a marathon of a drama. It's got a rich and heavy plot. You almost can't watch this drama to chill out, but rather to get absorbed into a story. The casting for this drama would have been tricky because the two mains have very distinct individual roles within their worlds and … Continue reading Brief thoughts: The Long Ballad, The Imperial Coroner, Miss Crow with Mr. Lizard
Below are brief first impression about three Korean dramas that are currently airing. ImitationThis drama is a total gem. It's about the behind-the-scenes of the idol world. Following those who are successful, desperate, and becoming famous. It shows a lot of the politics and the difference between the elite and bottom of the barrel entertainment … Continue reading Brief thoughts: Imitation, Taxi Driver, So I Married an Anti-Fan
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!