I 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…)
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…)
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…)
I’m mashing my review for eps 8 & 9 of together since I got lazy and it’s just getting harder and harder to push out a review per ep when the eps itself are getting shorter in length leaving me with not much of an opinion to express as not much happens. I pretty much find myself repeating the same thing over and over again because there is only so much that I can express when the drama is pretty much limited in terms of direction and character development. There’s also the fact that these eps aren’t the full eps and not even close to being full eps so there are certain scenes that we don’t get to see which disrupts the ebb of flow for the drama. (more…)
One down, just a few more to go. The highly anticipated novel-to-drama adaptation My Sunshine starring Tiffany Tang recently finished its run and immediately following that, Tiffany’s other highly anticipated novel-to-drama adaptation Lady & Liar took over that spot. And in a few days time, Tiffany’s other other drama drama Legend of Fragrance which so happens to be set in the Republican era will be in direct competition with Lady & Liar. Not sure if this a good thing or not but she is definitely generating talks with her drama and isn’t she just lucky to have such handsome co-stars to work with. There is more than enough Tiffanys to go around this year but she still has a few dramas in her inventory which is waiting for an airdate. And she is currently filming for Diamond Lover starring cross-strait Korean idol Rain. Plus, she still has internet-drama The Lost Tomb which is awaiting for a premiere date. Tiffany is one busy busy lady with lots of promotions to do in these few weeks. Not only that, but she didn’t even take a break in filming the three aforementioned dramas! Filming for Lady & Liar started in November 2013 and finished in March 2014, then she went on to film Legend of Fragrance which finished filming in June 2014. She took no break because right after that she filmed for My Sunshine which took three months, finishing its filming in September 2014. Sweetie, please get some rest!
I think that I made a great choice in choosing My Sunshine (AKA Silent Separation) as the drama to start off 2015 with. It was all sorts of wonderfulness to watch and was even better live-watched as it kept my emotions running high in between the hours waiting for the next ep. This drama is addicting and now that it has finished its run, I am having withdrawal symptoms. My Sunshine is adapted from Gu Man (顾漫)‘s popular internet novel Silent Separation (何以笙箫默) with the popularity of the novel crossing over on-screen. I haven’t read the book but according those who have read the book, My Sunshine is just like the book stepping out of its pages with people describing it as a near-perfect adaptation. Of course, no adaptation or drama for that matter is perfect. All dramas have their flaws but what My Sunshine does is discreetly hide them while emphasising on the goodness at hand which is what makes this drama so addicting to watch. (more…)
There is no better time than right now to get married because wouldn’t you know it, marriage strikes again. In A Good Way star, Leah Lin (that’s her official name on Instagram so I’ll go with that) who played the sassy scarlet Tracy has officially tied the knot with her non-entertainer boyfriend, Wu Ze Pu, of less than one year. She also has a bun in the oven, bringing double the happiness. During the filming of IAGW, Leah had turned her on-screen romance with Steven Sun to real life but when the drama finished up so did their flame. Through her friends, she met Ze Pu who is the Mr. Right in her life. Last year, she went to Japan to spend New Years’ there and her now-hubby went along too, surprising her with a very sweet and romantic marriage proposal which deeply touched her. Her boyfriend also sweetly asked for her family’s permission beforehand and got them involved with this romantic moment. Leah has also wanted to get married and have kids by the age of 25 and now her dream has come true. The couple will hold their wedding after the bun in the oven is cooked which would be after July. Congrats to the happy couple! (more…)
Weddings, weddings and more wedding news out of the Chinese/Taiwanese entertainment industry in just a matter of days. I swear, sooner or later there will be no eligible bachelors or bachelorettes left as they will have all tied the knot by the end of this year. Next off to get married is actress Tammy Chen who recently accepted a marriage proposal by her non-entertainer, doctor boyfriend who is divorced and with two children from his previous relationship. They’ve dated for a mere four months with marriage in mind. Despite the short period of courtship, that was more than enough time for them to know that they are the right one for each other. Time is just an arbitrary unit of measurement and does not mean anything. As long as the couple is happy and that is all that matters because in the end time is meaningless to a relationship if the feelings between the two parties are not mutual. The earliest that they can get married will be in May because Tammy is currently filming Rose Battle where filming will not be complete until May. Sending my congratulations to another happy couple! (more…)