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
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