Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Rewind: Drama Edition

Hard to believe it's been over a year since the day the world was suppose to end, well it didn't and were slowly making our way to 2014. 2013 hasn't been the best year for dramas in my opinion but mark my words that 2014 will be AMAZING.

Even though it wasn't great it wasn't awful. My eyes opened up to a lot of new things that has definitely broaden my drama horizon. So here goes a list of everything I watch, dropped, and is currently and will carry on until next year.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Montage of Stills from Yu Zheng's Return of the Condor Heroes Part 1

I know it has been a while since I have posted anything. I've started on a few but time and motivation prevents me from actually finishing it. Anywho, this here will be something to keep you in check with Yu Zheng's upcoming remake of The Return of the Condor Heroes. Part of me is wondering why I am even doing this when I despise Yu Zheng and everything that he is and I just feel bad for the people who work under his sick mind. If you haven't heard of this remake by now you need to get out from under that rock. Better yet, stay under it because currently in Dramaland, Yu Zheng is changing basically everything about this classic. Personally, I'm not the biggest fan of Return of the Condor Heroes mainly because it's a never ending cycle of XiaoLongNu miss understanding Yang Guo, her leaving, and then him looking for her, multiple times.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bu Bu Jing Qing Music Videos and Stills

Ladyboss has done it again. Just when you think this drama is headed towards nowhere, she throws us a curveball to turn us back around so we'll want to watch this, me at least. I saw the video last night after catching up on Heirs, for some reason, and this music video just made my week. It's beautiful and depressing and sad and melancholic in the greatest way ever.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Are Sequels and Prequels a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

If you couldn't tell from the picture above, this is my reaction to all the remakes and sequels coming up. I found an article where they announced a sequel, if you want to call it so, where the guy who has been leads for the first two will not be the lead in this work but only as a guest, such blasphemy if you ask me.

I literally saw the post, ran over to my sister and started hyperventilating and basically had an anxiety attack. Besides the fact that that guy number 1 won't be the lead, the guy who is taking his place is still too much of a newbie to have the chops for the job, sorry bro I say it as it is. 

So you basically get to hear me vent on the first two parts, the upcoming part, and mention some remakes because they do play a part in the madness that will be discussed in this post. If you do not feel like wanting to break everything you own, turn away from this post.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Drama Review: Summer Fever/ Lian Xia 38 C

Ever since We Got Married Global finished last weekend, my still broken heart is in need of some Gui Gui to cheer me up. I was in the middle of watching BBJX and just felt the urge to look up dramas and this came up second on a list of best Taiwanese love dramas. I decided heck no on the first drama because I detest Ariel Lin and will probably never watch anything with her again so this was my go to. Originally going in, I only knew Gui Gui and the simple plot of a love story on a small island. That was it. I never even heard of anyone else, except for two other minor characters, so I went in with an open mind. Also from what I've read, all the reviews on this drama claimed it was one of the best drama they've ever watched.  We'll just have to see won't we.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Drama Update: June 2013

My laziness has gotten to me again to where I might actually have to do two or three posts today but I'd much rather just watch whatever it is I'm watching.

It's currently July as I'm writing this. I originally started writing this post Friday but again laziness is tempting, so I just rewatched Boys Over Flowers since it's been a few years.

The reason why I decided to do this post was because I saw an unusual lineup in all my dramas. For someone who doesn't like Korean dramas, it seems to be I've been watching for the last two weeks.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Currently Watching: Mandate of Heaven: The Fugitive of Joseon

In case you didn't notice, I'm not exactly the biggest fan of Korean dramas due to its inconsistency. I know that's wrong of me to say considering there are a lot of bad Chinese/Hong Kong/ and Taiwanese dramas out there, but the last few Kdramas I've watched have made me question what the heck is everyone raving about? I don't know if it's just me, the dramas I've chosen, my favor of acting, me not liking the "flower boy look", the frustrating endings and so on.

However about a month ago or something, I read somewhere about this and it sounded decent. The only that was really pulling me in was Kim YuBin and her impeccable cuteness. I think that this drama has a possibility of making me believe in the good of Kdramas, as long as it doesn't end terribly.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Possible Airing Date: Da Mo Yao

I guess the title kinda speaks for itself but hearing this, I was as skeptical as the person to right, left, in front, and behind me, basically everyone. But hearing this gives us a glimmer of hope that things are slowly, very slowly smoothing out. But knowing SARFT, something is bound to happen. I guess all we have to do is keep waiting.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Upcoming Drama: Perfect Couple

Looking back, this image sure has us remembering the bittersweet love that Xu Changqin and Zixuan endured. These two captured the hearts of the audience more than our leads by Hu Ge and Yang Mi in CP3. CP3 was Wallace's and Tang Yan's first project together and they showed impeccable chemistry together, that to this day makes me wish they could've ended up together, sorry for that.  The wuxia love story of the millennium that only lasted for a millennium now has its chance to be redeemed.

Fans like you me have been waiting anxiously for Wallace Huo and Tang Yan to pair up again and now the five year wait is over. Now they will be working on Wallace's first production Perfect Couple 金玉良緣.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Currently Watching: Spring 2013

I'm sorry for the lack of everything. Recaps get tiring after a while and there's just too much going on right now for me to focus all at once. School is hectic. For once my "social" life is going somewhere one can say. Okay, not really, just too many extracurricular crap going on this month and exams are up next month and I just wish it was summer already so I can watch my all my heart's desires of dramas, or what I can get, and eat my weight in watermelon.

So instead of my normal posts of whatever it is I normally post, I will just tell you everything I'm currently watching and minor details about them. This is another reason why there's been a lack of updates. One can only watch so many things at a time. Even worse, in a limited time. I only go on for say three to four hours a day, less now this month. And I must add that all these dramas are freaking long. Good Golly Miss Dolly.

I hate hate hate hate it when I find something right in the middle of watching something, or the cases for most of these, the beginning. The picture above shows that I am watching nine dramas. Well, that's not exactly the case. I'm watching ten. I didn't realize I forgot one until I was done and decided I was too lazy to redo this. Wowza. This wouldn't be an issue if I were just to watch an episode every week but I'm marathoning all of this. It's like a workout just thinking about it this much. 

Can anyone guess all these dramas?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Curiosity Strikes: LOVE

I know it's not of me to do back to back posts on just movies but I don't give a care. 

I don't think this is the first time I've found this movie but I think the difference is that this time it made a bigger impact on me when I began seeing a lot of familiar faces. I think this movie will be a cute one to watch. Sometimes movies tend to be very extravagant in setting, clothing, actors but not in plot which is kinda of a flop for them. I think that this one will be good because of it's simple plot and good casting.

Anticipation as Curiosity Strikes: A Wedding Invitation

Occasionally I do watch stuff other than dramas. I was getting somewhat bored of doing my recaps of Infernal Lover and decided to browse around Youku for a snipbit. The first thing that caught my eye was a screencap of one of my husbands, Eddie Peng, I know I'm a cheater for having many husbands. Anyways, Eddie, who doesn't love him and his cuteness? Thirty something my ass. He looks no older than twenty-four.

Anyways, when I first saw this I knew I must watch this because of Eddie. Too bad I don't know more than five lines of Mandarin, oh how that would make my life a million times better. Trust me, if I could, I would book a flight right now, hop my ass on that plane and sit outside the movie theaters all night just to see my hubby. Surprisingly this doesn't come out Friday, gosh, why must I be busy that day? Life is tough. Anyways , more on A Wedding Invitation and I'm sorry for my bantering but you guys wouldn't understand right now.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Recap Episode 3: Infernal Lover

So is anyone excited for these recaps? I'm only excited to continue watching this drama but not recapping, this is more for you guys. 

Last time, we left off with Feng Yi crying by the lake and saying how he's tired of being the bad guy and Liu Yi Kui taking care of ther "heroine" Hua Er. How will this story unfold, I don't know. Okay that was a lie. Of course I know, how else would I be doing this?

My dear netizens, I present to you episode three.

Good News, Well Kinda

I've been hesitating a lot lately on whether or not to do thing again because of the time constraint but I have decided to do so. Want to know what the heck I'm talking about, click the continue reading button.

Final Thought, Highlights, Review, Cast, Comments: Gloomy Salad Days

So I just finished this drama and I don't know how I feel. Part of me liked it and part of me didn't and another part just didn't care. It was definitely one of those in between dramas.

For a High School drama, it hits points that usually aren't touched in this industry at all and are pretty common. Problems like Homosexuality, Transgender, Trust, Betrayal, Love, Teenage Pregnancy,abandonment and blah blah blah. You guys understand where I'm going right? Some stories, they knocked it out of the ball park, while others, in my opinion, were just there as a filler for the next story to start. I liked how it was kinda cohesive and everyone knew each other.

As it is prominent in almost everything we watch, the guys always outshines the girl. This is very true. You can notice it quite clearly when you compare all of the characters and stories next to one another, except for one girl. Ok I'm getting a little too ahead of myself.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Curiosity Strikes: Gloomy Salad Days

This drama seems weird.. I don't know, but I haven't exactly seen just a straight up high school drama, I refuse to watch It Started with a Kiss and Playful Kiss. I don't know much about this drama, which is good so I can be surprised but this post will be short, as for sweet, probably not. Just bland. I don't know much or have much to say except I'm curious.

Currently Watching/ Partial Cast Analysis: Replacement Princess/ King Flower

Now that I've finished watching Summer's Desire, I need to find something else to watch. After the semi-depressing and overbearing drama that Summer's Desire was, I need something bright, cute, and as me and my sister would describe Taiwanese dramas "fluffy".

Let's be honest here, we're all like that. The second we're done watching something scary or depressing we watch something cute and happy filled with rainbows and unicorns to overcome those leftover feelings from the previous drama. That is the reason why I chose Replacement Princess/ King Flower....and also because I love the main cast. Nikki Hsieh is adorable as heck, you just want to poke her and pinch her cheeks and dress her up in frilly dresses all day. Chris is mine. Nuff said. I loved him since he was Tou Ye and Howard and this is just another excuse for me to watch my hubby. As for James Wen, he's a pretty decent actor and appears to fit his role just fine.

Hardcore Review, Commentary and Analysis: Summer's Desire

In my last post, I told you how I was beginning to watch this and a week later I'm done. Have I mentioned on a school week too? 

Anyways, that wasn't important. Every now and then, us dramajunkies come across a drama that consumes our life. If you're like that for every drama you watch, then you aren't a true junkie. You're basically looking past all the faults of it. I'm not sure how to explain it completely but that there are only a few dramas that will stay in your head, heart, and mind because of how memorable it was. The thing about those dramas is that they are usually the ones you usually expect to like the least then some where in between you finally realize how much it truly consumes your life. It won't allow you focus, go on any other sight, as you're acting nervous as heck on what's going to happen next, what more can happen with half of it already over. Well this is how I feel about this drama. 

I'm still confused on what to do because it has taken me away from my boring into this dramatic world only to throw me back and question why its over. Why must it end? Part of me don't feel complete, but you're never really completely satisfied with anything. There I go contradicting everything I say again. 

I'm not sure whether or not you've noticed but this drama has a pull on my heart so hard that I can't let go of even if I wanted to. Sorry for the HIMYM allusion but it must be put down here.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Song of the Week: Ai Ni

Hello netizens. Once again, I am slow on everything, but this time it isn't entirely my fault. It's the last week before the quarter ends so I'm just trying to rush and do everything before Spring Break next week, Hallelujah!

Anyways, I love this song. I kept hesitating on whether or not to have it as my SOTW but I thought, ehh better not. Bonus points for whoever can guess where that allusion is from. There I am getting off topic again.  Kimberley Chen is such a talented artist and especially at such a young age, she has received a lot of recognition for her talent.

I first heard this song in the Taiwanese Drama Fondant Garden ( 翻糖花園). If anyone wants me to do a review or anything on it, just ask away. But for a cheesy drama you definitely need a cheesy song and this song hits the points.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Curiosity Strikes: Summer's Desire

Always. Right when I'm in the middle of a million things, something distracts me long enough to grab my attention. Well technically, it was a few days ago. Anyways, I think the only way to keep me sane is to follow the modern then period pattern. Five period dramas in a row is just too many.

Anyways, my sister told me about this drama last year when she saw it, coincidentally, in the summer. I think this drama will be good. Good cast, decent plot, nice budget, if all else fails, the suits in this are nice as heck.

This drama is Summer's Desire 泡沫之夏

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Song Of The Week: Good Things

"You must love deeply before it could be understood"

I first heard this song in Drunken To Love You but completely forget to write it down until it recently showed up on my YouTube stream. This song is pretty simple and has a soft tune. Have I mentioned that I am in love with that picture above? What can I say, I'm a sucker for all white.

Song: Good Things 好的事情  by Yen-J 严爵

Friday, March 15, 2013

Final Thoughts, Commentary, Review: The Four Constables 2008

Another finished drama, but in a week. A school week to be exact. If this was during the summer, I could have easily finished it during the course of two days.

Anyways, I can finally say I have seen Raymond Lam and Kate Tsui act in something. Is it odd that I haven't ever watched them in anything?

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Song Of The Week: I Am Not Willing To Let You Be Alone

Hello netizens of bloggernet. I am starting this new thing where I will post one song a week that I like. It could be anything from K-Pop, Taiwanese-pop, C-Pop, HK-Pop, from a drama. It could be old. It could be new. One thing for sure is that it will be great.

I think the best part about doing this is it will allow me give you guys an opportunity to listen to some more songs if you're not familiar and it will allow me to go out of my comfort zone and listen to the same thing everyday. Then again, I have a lot of songs on my ipod so it will take a while.

First song is I Am Not Willing To Let You Be Alone我不願讓你一個人
  By Mayday.

New Start: The Four Constables

Sadly enough I have never seen this drama. I am in the middle of watching like ten things, which is making it worse to add another one, but I thought since they're remaking The Four with Zhang Han and Bai Bing, why not watch it now so I know what to expect in the future.

Final Thoughts/ Review: Tian Ya Ming Yue Dao

You know those dramas where you watch them, hope for the best that it will get better only for it to fail miserably? This is the perfect example.

It was a catastrophe, mistakes after mistakes. The only reason why I originally watched it was because of Wallace, Baron, and my angel Zhang Meng. After a quarter of the way through, more of an eighth of the way through, I gave up hope that the guys would save this trainwreck, but it came to the point where I was only skipping towards Zhang Meng's parts.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Movie Review: Back to 1942

Hey everyone. First off I would like to apologize for the lack of posts due to my laziness, school work, and that I don't have much of anything to post. That's why today I took time out from watching The Magic Blade and watched this movie and do a review on it.

Yesterday in class, my AP US history teacher was talking about WWII, or at least the lead up to it and everything before Pearl Harbor. Anyways, he was telling our class about The Rape of Nanjing, a topic which me and my sister knows really well. He had a slide with the poster for The Flowers of War; My sister and I got excited because we both knew about it and are planning to see it but it sparked something in me about another movie during that time period and that it got rave reviews. This is just a story on how I remembered to watched this movie, sorry if you find it useless. But I remembered I was reading a JayneStar article about a movie on a massive famine that occurred in China during the midst of WWII. 

This is the movie.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Curiosity Strikes: The Magic Blade

So yeah, how are everyone's dramas going? Mine's the same as always, nothing interesting. I finished re-watching Legend Of the Condor Heroes a little while back and in the process of re-watching Return Of The Condor Heroes, but I don't feel like finishing it even though I have literally 5 episodes left to watch. It's not intriguing anymore. 

So I thought I'd give something on my list a try and I thought what the heck with this since it's all dubbed anyways.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Anticipation: Luan Shi Jia Ren Again

Since this drama is already out, why am I still anticipating for it to be out you may ask. Well it's pretty simple. No English Subs for me to read. You don't know how painful that is. I wish that Chinese dramas got subbed as fast as Korean dramas but they don't. 

Even though I think this drama is probably going to be a miss in the ball park and not done well, I still want to watch it. Something about this time period gets to me, so does the fact that Tang Yan, Luo Jin, Sammul Chan are in it.

The Myth: Cast and Thoughts

Those dramas where you started watching them, then they get a little dull and now that you're re-watching you remembered how great it was in the first place, well this is definitely that drama.

Initially, I started watching this maybe in summer '10 or '11, its been a while basically. After the decision to stop watching Infernal Lover for various reasons and not exactly ready to start another drama, I'll just go back to an old on. None of the other drama's I've started watching truly sparked an interest like before but this one did. This drama gets me and that's what makes me love it. Even better, it's fully in viet dubb, FTW!

The Myth. Movie remade into a drama by our very own Jackie Chan, who was the lead in the original movie version.

Friday, January 18, 2013

MV: In Order To Meet You

First off I would like to thank JayneStars because without her I would have never found out about this piece of art. It's truly stunning.

Like she said, every still of Aska Yang and Qi Wei appears to be a shot from Vogue and she couldn't be any more correct.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Anticipation: Da Mo Yao

This is the biggest drama anticipation for everyone this year, none other than Da Mo Yao, Ballad of the Desert. 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Interconnection Of Dramas: Legend of the Condor Heroes

I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we have all seen at least one version of this drama. I have only seen the '06 one so I'm not going to judge the others. Anyways, that's not the point but being the person that I am, a person with criticism and something to say for everything, have found a lot of things to say about this. 

Of course none of them are bad, yet anyways, we'll just wait and see. But I am on a slow process watching this because of multiple reasons, this being one of them.

As I was watching I kept hearing stuff about Yang Kang's past then it hit me. Muahaha, if only you understood.