Tag Archives: Drama Review

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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JDrama Review: Suicide Club

1 Jan

*WARNING – THIS FILM (AND POSSIBLE THIS REVIEW) COULD BE TRIGGERING FOR ANYONE SUFFERING FROM ISSUES WITH SUICIDE.  IF THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THE TOPIC WOULD CAUSE ISSUES FOR YOU, PLEASE MOVE ON AND CHECK OUT LESS-HORRIFIC DRAMAS. LIKE IT STARTED WITH A KISS!

Show Length

Movie (about 1.5 hours)

My Ratings

Theme Depth: ★★★★★
Uniqueness of Plot: ★★★★★
Acting: ★★
Technical Elements: ★★★

Genres

Mystery
Crime
Angst
Horror

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KDrama Review: Missing Noir M

16 Jun

Show Length

10 Episodes

My Ratings

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

Genres

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Crime
Action
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KDrama Review: The Heirs

22 Feb

Show Length

20 Episodes

My Ratings

Theme Depth: ★★
Uniqueness of Plot: ★★★
Acting: ★★★
Technical Elements: ★★

Genres

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Crime
Action
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KDrama Review: Pride and Prejudice

19 Feb

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Show Length

21 Episodes

My Ratings

Theme Depth: ★★
Uniqueness of Plot: ★★★★
Acting: ★★★
Technical Elements: ★★

Genres

Mystery
Crime
Action
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KDrama Review: The Good, The Bad, and the Weird

13 Jan

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Show Length

Full Length Movie

My Ratings

Theme Depth: ★★
Uniqueness of Plot: ★★★★
Acting: ★★★
Technical Elements: ★★

Genres

Mystery
Comedy
Action
Historical

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KDrama Review: The Grand Heist

3 Jan

Show Length

Full Length Movie

My Ratings

Theme Depth: ★★★
Uniqueness of Plot: ★★★
Acting: ★★★★
Technical Elements: ★★

Genres

Mystery
Comedy
Action
Historical

Plot

Hilarious tale of two men, one laid back, lazy, and of disrepute; the other straight-laced, strict, and generally lacking a good sense of humor.  It starts out a little bit angsty but quickly jumps back into humorous as the adventures ensue.  Basically, some of the nobles are trying to control the Ice Market, and by doing so control a great deal of money. They have worked towards this goal through thievery, treason, treachery, torture, and murder.  And our  one and a half heroes decide it’s time to put everything to a stop once and for all, especially given the threat the nobles are now posing to the young king fresh upon the throne.  Together they pull together a group of dastardly/hilarious criminals from all over Asia to put in place a plan that the enemy will never see coming. Definitely a great action/comedy watch that has a little bit for everyone!

My Thoughts

Excellent movie!
I always appreciate a unique plot; after a while if you’ve seen one Kdrama you start to feel like you’ve seen them all.  And while this one has the old “the nobles are evil and a heroes needs to defend the poor,” much of the story is pretty darn unique or at least uncommon.

Of course, I just loved the chemistry between the two male stars – they bounced off of one another spectacularly.  The straight man kept throwing off oddly perfect comedic moves, and the funny man would have strokes of gentle sincerity that worked perfectly.  It helped that I loved the entire rest of the cast as well.  They characters, their personalities, the collection – it all just worked for me.  I usually have at least one character that I’m less fond of, but here I really loved them all.

I also appreciate (as I’ve said many times before) the fact that the romance wasn’t the ENTIRE story here.  It was a side story that flowed perfectly into the rest of the film and only added to the comedy and action instead of detracting from it.   It wasn’t something that sprung upon our heroes at first sight either, there was at least a little foundation for the romance making the story require less of a “leave your brain at the door” feel   . . .

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