F4 Thailand: Boys over Flowers – First Impression

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

Our Beloved Summer – First Thoughts

Name: Our Beloved SummerWriter/director: Lee Na Eun / Kim Yoon JinDate: December 2021Number of episodes: 16Genre: Comedy / Slice of live / RomanceBased on book/manga?: Yes, based on the webtoon "That Year We" by Lee Lee Naeun and Han Kyoung Chal Why did I press play? The plot is fresh and intriguing, and Kim Da Mi was brilliant in "Itaewon Class", and … Continue reading Our Beloved Summer – First Thoughts

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

An Incurable Case of Love (Japanese) – Mini First Impression

Name: An Incurable Case of Love (Koi wa Tsuzuku yo Doko Made mo)Writer/director: Kaneko Arisa / Kaneko Fuminori, Fukuda Ryosuke, Tanaka KentaDate: January 2020Number of episodes: 10 Genre: Comedy, Romance, Medical Based on book/manga?: Yes, Why did I press play? While I was perusing for a new drama to watch, this one had great reviews! A few thoughts … Continue reading An Incurable Case of Love (Japanese) – Mini First Impression

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

The World Owes Me A First Love – Quick Review

Name: The World Owes Me A First Love Writer/director: Date: Sept 2019 Number of episodes: 24 Genre: Comedy, Romance, Workplace Based on book/manga?: Yes, First Love by An Si Yuan Why did I press play? The synopsis sounded like fun. I wanted to watch something lighthearted while waiting for new Love and Destiny episodes to air. Initial Thoughts: Xia Di … Continue reading The World Owes Me A First Love – Quick Review

My Absolute Boyfriend – First Thoughts

First thoughts  - Episodes  1- 12  Name: My Absolute Boyfriend Writer/director: Yang Hyuk Moon / Jung Jung Hwa Date: March 2019 Number of episodes: 40 (half hour episodes) Genre: Comedy, Artificial Intelligence - AI,  Romance, suspense Based on book/manga?: Yes, Absolute Boyfriend (manga), not sure who the author is. Why did I press play? Jumped on the … Continue reading My Absolute Boyfriend – First Thoughts