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CDrama Review: Once Upon a Time (the Movie)

4 Sep

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Once Upon a Time | Ten Miles of Peach Tree Blossoms | Three Lives, Three Worlds | 三生三世,十里桃花

Show Length

Movie

My Ratings

Theme Depth: ★★
Uniqueness of Plot: ★★★1/2
Acting: ★★★
Technical Elements:

Genres

Wuxia
Historical
Action & Adventure
Comedy
Drama / Angst
Fantasy
Romance

Cast

Yang Yang as Ye Hua
Liu Yifei as Bai Qian
Luo Jin as Zhe Yan
Peng Zisu as A Li
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CDrama Review: Eternal Love

9 Aug

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Eternal Love | Ten Miles of Peach Tree Blossoms | Three Lives, Three Worlds

三生三世,十里桃花

Show Length

58 Episodes

My Ratings

Theme Depth: ★★★★1/2
Uniqueness of Plot: ★★★★★
Acting: ★★★★★
Technical Elements: ★★★

Genres

Wuxia
Historical
Action & Adventure
Comedy
Drama / Angst
Fantasy
Romance

Cast

Mark Chou as Ye Hua
Yang Mi as Bai Qian
Dilraba Dilmurat as Bai Fengjiu (Bai Qian’s Niece)
Vengo Gao as Dong Hua
Ken Chang as Zhe Yan
Alan Yu as Bai Zhen
Maggie Huang as Su Jin
James Li as Lian Song
Wang Xiao as Si Ming
Vin Zhang as Li Jing
A Lot of Other People – – – the Cast was HUGE for this show

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CDrama Review: Mystic Nine

26 Mar

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Show Length

48 Episodes

My Ratings

Theme Depth: ★★★★1/2
Uniqueness of Plot: ★★★★★
Acting: ★★★★★
Technical Elements: ★★★★

Genres

Mystery & Suspense
War & Espionage
Action & Adventure
Comedy
Drama / Angst
Historical

Cast

William Chan (Fo Ye – Zhang Qi Shan)
Zhang YiXing – LAY (Er Yue Huang)
Ying HaoMing (Ba Ye – Qi Tiezui) ~ LOVE HIM SO MUCH! ❤
Zhang Mingen (Lieutenant Zhang) ~ Great actor!
Zanilia Zhao (Yin XinYue)
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Funny Things I Love About Asian Dramas

20 May

Random collection of funny things I love about Asian Dramas:

  • That their plots can end up so intricate that they need maps. 

Seriously, an honest-to-God sample plot might read:

“Instead of a love triangle, we bring you the love hexagon where two people are murderers (of each other’s parents, though they don’t know that), one is just coming back from America after being falsely accused of the others’ crimes, two girls are sisters but love the same man even though two other men love them better because that one man loves the girl who married his best friend for his money . . . .  Oh and there is golden treasure from the ancient Joseon period hidden in a haunted well and protected by a bad guy who knows some badass kungfu and is protected by the mayor.”

  • The fact that only really evil people or really cool people who studied in America (or just abroad) bring out guns.  

Someone brings out a gun and everyone freezes in shock ~ apparently only trigger-happy American-trained people would ever bring a gun to the knife/pipe/bomb/chemical weapon fights that they usually have in the shows.  There are two reactions: “Soooo Cool!”  or “Do you want to die? Why would you even pack that!?! We’re all going to die!”  The number of times I’ve watched a crime drama where all the police run out to a terrorist event with a baton and knife, but NO GUN, amuses me.  And the really cool stars don’t need a gun at all.  Apparently, it’s still more respected to fight mano-o-mano there.

  • The Fact that Everyone is Remarkably Oblivious To People Tailing Them. 

It doesn’t matter if you are a bad guy or a good guy, no one notices people tailing them.  Driving right on my bumper in a giant yellow/orange van with ginormous logos on the side? Don’t see you.  Sitting on my porch under a blue umbrella when I walk up into my house? Don’t see you.  Wearing a white suit in a dark place hiding behind a skinny pole? Don’t see you.  Standing creepily right behind me in the dark glaring? Don’t see you.  Walking two feet behind me down seven different streets wearing a purple dress with giant orange polka dots? Don’t see you.  It’s like watching a baby hide their face but leave everything else exposed – except the adult actually can’t see them!

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