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
Name: Love is SweetWriter/director: Wang Wen Tong / Yu Zhong Zhong & Wu Jian XinDate: September 2020Number of episodes: 36Genre: Love, Business, Love/Hate Relationship Based on book/manga?: Not sure, but I don't think so. Why did I press play? Bai Lu is great actress, especially in romantic comedies. Thoughts and observations: The best way to describe … Continue reading Love is Sweet – Dropped
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!
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
IQIYI is a great platform that streams many new and old dramas that are hard to find, such as, Go Ahead, Twenty You Life On, We are All Alone, ect. For new dramas episodes regularly air, but you can pay for VIP membership, which basically means you have access to episodes earlier. The English subtitles … Continue reading IQIYI – open to international viewers. The Dramas have English Subs!
Below are a few dramas that I have been enjoying lately, and worth checking out. Go Ahead, Chinese, 2020. AMAZING!!! Twenty Your Life On- fun modern drama, Chinese, 2020 Under The Power, Chinese Qing Qing Zi Jin, Chinese, 2020 Father is Strange - Korean, 2017 Into The Ring - Korean, 2020 We Are All Alone … Continue reading Small List of Drama Recommendations #2
Below are a few dramas that I have been enjoying lately, and worth checking out. Hospital Playlist - slow paced, clever, well crafted. Once Again - family drama (has father is strange vibes) I’ll Find You a Better Home (slow paced, kind of boring, but interesting enough to keep watching. Serenade of Peaceful Joy (on … Continue reading Small List of Drama Recommendations
Name: XX Writer/director: Date: January 2020 Number of episodes: 5 Genre: Work, Cheating, Friendship Based on book/manga?: No Why did I press play? No real reason, just wanted to see what it was about. Thoughts and observations: It draws you in immediately. It is of a mature drama, but this is more in terms of … Continue reading XX – Mini Review
Name: Itaewon Class Writer/director: Kwang Jin / Kim Seong Yoon Date: January 2020 Number of episodes: 16 Genre: Drama, Food Based on book/manga?: Yes, based on Webtoon with the same name. Why did I press play? Plot and cast. Thoughts and observations: All I can say is WOW! Only one episode has been released and … Continue reading Itaewon Class – First Impression
Name: Ming Dynasty Writer/director: An Jian, Dai Jin / Zhang Ting Date: November 2019 Number of episodes: 62 Genre: Ming Dynasty / revenge / love / historic Based on book/manga?: Not sure Why did I press play? While running out of shows to watch and waiting for new Joy of Life episodes, I gave this one … Continue reading Ming Dynasty – thoughts + dropped