Love @ Seventeen Drops Nostalgic Teasers

Love @ SeventeenLego Lee either really loves to work or really loves to work because with barely enough time to rest, he is back on the small screen with a new drama. I’ve checked on him every now and then since the conclusion of my all-time fave TW drama In A Good Way but none of his follow-up dramas really appealed to me. But this might all change with Love @ Seventeen, a drama that shares the similar nostalgia theme as IAGW. Except, this time the timeline progresses from the high school era right through to the current era. This drama also works the theme of missed love and I think it will work really well with this nostalgia theme that the has going on.  Read more

First Look at Refresh Man Starring Aaron Yan and Joanne Tseng

Refresh ManToday premieres the new Sunday-night SETTV idol drama Refresh Man filling in the shoes of Bromance. Refresh Man stars Aaron Yan who is making his return back to dramaland and Joanne Tseng who is ready for another drama adventure after her successful venture in Marry Me, or Not? Rounding up the main cast is Lene Lai and Jack Lee. Refresh Man is a workplace drama, exactly right up my alley, and is a mix of all the elements that previous SETTV workplace dramas are so fond of using.  Read more

Quirky Insights for Roy Qiu and Alice Ke’s New Drama Marry Me, or Not?

1I have been waiting for the premiere of Marry Me, or Not? since what feels like forever and now it is just a day away from our television screens. It will air on CTV, following the heart-wrenching drama fare The Day I Lost U which will be a nice change of tone from the offering of its predecessor. I am super duper excited for this drama and from what the teasers and previews have offered, this drama looks like it will be a beautiful, quirky offering, something that is right up my alley. I haven’t been captivated by any Taiwanese drama this year based on previews alone until this drama came along so it better be good because it has set my expectations high and I really want it to meet these expectations.  Read more

My Opinion on Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in TOKYO Episodes 14, 15 & 16

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 9.51.46 pmThis is another joint review this time on episodes 14 ,15&16 because I have once again caught myself busy in the midst of real life and then I got really lazy in writing this post. I did manage to squeeze in some time to finish it and while the drama had a poor start, it managed to finish on a better note which is a very nice way to draw a conclusion to the story that was quite a struggle for me to even get through the middle few eps of the drama. As a sequel, I loved how flowed on from the first season visually. Whether it be the casting, the setting to even the colour tones used, it was just like that of the first season and that is something that really constitutes it as a sequel. I really enjoyed how it seemed to flow so seamlessly from the first season through to this season. Read more

Rain and Tiffany Tang Headline Diamond Lover

1Tiffany Tang took over Chinese television back in January and February with her three back-to-back dramas My SunshineLady and the Liar and Legend of Fragrance which were all ratings hit, cementing Tiffany’s status as one of China’s most sought-after television leading lady. You’d think that after those juggernaut hits of hers she would be off the radar for a while but she is back sooner than you can even get her to sit down. Her leading men have all been quite the superstar themselves but this time she is crossing the strait to Korea, or rather, her leading man is crossing the strait from Korea to China. Tiffany goes for her big names because her leading man is none other than Rain. This is the second time the two are working together with them having previously worked together with him in the movie For Love or Money. Rain has been based in China since My Lovely Girl, which was a stinker of a drama that dipped low in ratings and wasn’t well-received.  Read 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.  Read 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. Read more

Tiffany Tang’s Other Other Drama Co-Starring Li Yi Feng Legend of Fragrance Airs Tomorrow Competing Against Her Other Drama Lady & Liar

Legend of FragranceI can assure you that you will not be short of Tiffany Tang this month with hit drama after hit drama airing one after the other. Her drama My Sunshine only just finished airing last week and it was a hit both online and offline, generating a mountain of discussion. I haven’t even gotten over My Sunshine yet but immediately after My Sunshine concluded, her other drama, Lady & Liar, which has been highly anticipated for well over one and a half years, starring her best friend Yang Mi‘s hubby Hawick Lau took over the position of My Sunshine and is my current drama jam. It is reaping in the ratings, though remains unbeaten by The Empress of China. Tomorrow though, another one of Tiffany’s drama, Legend of Fragrance starring hottie Li Yi Feng, jumps in the competition which is literally Tiffany competing against herself for the ratings since it will be replacing TEOC. LOL. Read more

My Opinion on Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in TOKYO Episodes 8 & 9

Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in TOKYO Ep 8 (13)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. Read more

Trailer and Stills for Tiffany Tang’s Upcoming Drama Lady & Liar Which is Scheduled to Air After Her Currently Airing Drama My Sunshine

Lady&Liar2015 is starting off as a busy year for Tiffany Tang with dramas after dramas lined up for her whether in filming or in airing. And this year will only get busier for her. Her currently airing and highly anticipated drama My Sunshine is receiving positive feedback from the general audience and her other highly anticipated drama Lady & Liar (apparently this is its official name now; previously it was called The Lady & The Liar which imo sounds better) set to air immediately right after My Sunshine is looked forward to by many people. She also has Legend of FragranceWomen on the Breadfruit Tree, Master of Destiny, Boys to Men and Diamond Lover waiting for release. Busy, busy year for her! Read more