My Opinion on Boysitter

Boysitter (1)This one is going to be a quickie before I put myself back into studying mode. :P I’m not even sure where to begin with Boysitter. It wasn’t a drama that grabbed my attention but at the time I just decided to watch it because I wanted something to live-watch and Boysitter so happened to be the available drama that seemed interesting enough for me to dedicate my time to. That’s what I thought because it turned out to be so otherwise. The pretty visuals was about the only thing that I enjoyed out of the drama and that was such hugely deceiving for what the drama offered. The pretty visuals is the surface only because once you start seeing the layers peel away, you soon come to realise that it is not what it seems. Boysitter was such a bore to watch and I struggled to force myself to finish watching it. (more…)

Murphy’s Law Takes Over Next Week

2The drama that was Aim High even though it did not aim very high recently concluded and that means SETTV is ready for a new Friday-night drama is ready to take over that slot. That drama is Murphy (莫非,這就是愛情; Chinese translation: Could this be love?) starring Danson Tang and Ivelyn Lee. The official title is something quite expected. It is lackluster on paper but that one word “Murphy” actually holds a heavy definition to it. SETTV is known for giving dramas recycled, cheeky titles but this time around, I actually prefer the literal title which sounds even better in Chinese. I haven’t seen Danson in ages since Hana Kimi which is a very long time ago and I have never seen Ivelyn around but they do make quite a refreshing couple. Starring alongside them is Jolin Chien who will cause a stir in Danson and Ivelyn’s relationship. This drama doesn’t seem to excite me all that much but hopefully it will lift things up from Aim High.  (more…)

Roy Qiu and Alice Ke Team Up for New TW-Drama Marry Me, Or Not?

1Me likey, me likely this drama even though it has just barely started production! I have no clue what the drama is even about but I am already loving it. There hasn’t been a Taiwanese drama that has gotten me this excited with barely any news about it. Just the casting is enough to make me jump for this drama. After Roy Qiu and Alice Ke‘s very successful pairing in the unexpected ratings hit drama Office Girls four years ago, they will be reuniting once again in the upcoming drama Marry Me, Or Not?  (more…)

Aaron Yan and Kim So Eun to Play Couple in C-Movie Sky Lantern

1 I just haven’t found the time to blog recently which is why this is such a late post. But anything about Aaron Yan deserves a post regardless of how late it is. His career has just been red hot since he left Fahrenheit both acting wise (with hit dramas Love You and Fall in Love with Me) and music wise (with the release of mini-albums and his first ever Japanese album). His career will soar up the radar now that he has been confirmed to star in a joint Korean-Chinese movie Sky Lantern (昔日戀人; Chinese translation: Past Lovers) . His leading lady will be rising K-star Kim So Eun who is also riding on a career fire after starring in Liar Games and as the other half to on-screen hubby Song Jae Rim in We Got Married(more…)

My Opinion on Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in TOKYO Episodes 12 & 13

2015-03-11 21_09_47-Mischievous Kiss 2_ Love in TOKYO Episode 12 - Watch Full Episodes Free - JapanNiceeee, now that’s more like it! These two eps are arguably my favourites thus far. It’s touching all the right aspects and really giving the drama the softness it was lacking. I was a bit busy last week with getting back into the rhythm of studying after a long holiday which is why I am putting the reviews for these two eps together as one. I had such a nice, warm feeling watching these two eps. It was so cute watching Kotoko and Naoki as a pair of lovers. It always urks me to call them a pair of lovers as they never really were but now I can feel happy to call them so. They need to continue with this because this is something they should have been exemplifying right from the start. The drama is based solely on their romantic relationship but has been quite hard to watch the last couple of eps. However, they are finally hitting it right and I quite enjoy watching Kotoko and Naoki together even though they are still missing some chemistry. (more…)

Aaron Yan Releases First Official Japanese Album and Single

1This is a very belated post but my beloved Aaron Yan has recently released a new single and will be releasing a new album very soon (18 March) and that is something that I cannot not write a post about. Since last year Aaron has just been working non-stop with his album releases and drama filmings and he still isn’t giving himself a break as he is hitting up the Japanese market with the soon-to-be release of his first official Japanese album that is not a Japanese version of his Chinese albums called Moisturizing. Aaron is a multi-talented man; not only can he sing, dance and act but he can also sing in Japanese! There is a reason why I lub him so much and I willingly sat through the trainwreck drama Fall in Love with Me just for me. Anything, I will do anything for you my beloved! (more…)

My Opinion on Lady & Liar

Lady & Liar (9)I had high hopes for Lady & Liar after seeing the trailer and wonderful stills that it released a while back and that really amped up my anticipation of the drama. It made me eager to watch it and I did. I am so glad that it did not disappoint and lived up to my expectations. It finished production in late 2013 with more than a year to perfect it and while it is not a perfect drama it does stand out to be one very well-fleshed out drama whether that be in the acting, cinematography or the writing. It’s dramatic for sure and something that I well-expected and while this might not be everyone’s cup of tea, it was mines. It’s one of those types of tea which you initially don’t like very much but after a few cups you come to taste the sweetness of it. (more…)

My Opinion on Love Cheque Charge

Love Cheque ChargeI finally finished SETTV daily Love Cheque Charge from last year! It only took me five-ish months but I finished it at last. I might have taken on more than I could have chewed with this 74-ep drama but despite all the new stepping stones in my life, I somehow managed to finish it. While it’s nothing outstanding, it was definitely a drama that I found worth watching for its hearty story-telling even though at times it didn’t make any sense. There was tears, jealousy and heartache but more than that, it was filled with all sorts of love and that was made made it such a fun drama to watch. (more…)

My Opinion on Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in TOKYO Episode 11

Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in TOKYO Ep 11 (2) Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in TOKYO did not air last week for some reason that I did not bother to search up and instead was aired this week. Despite everything happening accordingly to its original source material, I feel like the drama is moving along at a very slow pace. It just dawdles along, making very slow movements each ep. In saying so, this ep actually walked along faster than its usual pace and was quite engaging compared to the previous few eps. There was more that came out of Naoki and Kotoko’s relationship and there was a setback which will either bring them closer together or pull them apart.  (more…)

My Opinion on Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in TOKYO Episode 10

Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in TOKYO Ep 10 (4)This ep was actually quite nice and picked up pace between Naoki and Kotoko as well as allowing him to get to know his wife more. This ep was all about Naoki meeting Kotoko’s extended family with a trip down to her home town. The drama is just following how the manga was set out but there’s something lacking for this drama. Something’s just not quite right. The drama is not very long; it’s just 16 eps with the eps last around 35 minutes each but the drama feels draggier and draggier with each ep and there’s not even that much happening each ep! I’m just getting less engaged with the drama with the main problem lingering around Kotoko and Naoki’s relationship, which is the heart and soul of the drama. They are the whole reason the drama exists but it’s just getting harder and harder to watch them when it is one step forward, two steps back for them. (more…)