Drama watching has been a bit slow going (still). There’s so much I want to catch up on plus a couple I had an eye on (The Way We Were & Shenzhen Roommate Diaries) are airing soon so when am I ever going to time to watch them all? WHEN?
Go, Single Lady Ep 1 – I don’t really have time to start another long drama right now but I was curious! It’s a pretty typical rom-com idol drama – a bit exaggerated, the male lead so rich and arrogant it’s annoying, the female lead is a bit loud and obnoxious because she’s not a ‘refined lady’. Wow, I made the leads sound terrible but surely the rich guy will be taken down quite a lot throughout the course of the drama, and maybe Ady’s character won’t be so ‘in your face’ later on. I don’t mind this. Maybe I’ll wait until the Taiwan broadcast later on.
I saw the DVD version so I’m not sure what’s the difference between that and the TV version. Ady and Mike had original voices though, which is excellent. Also, since it was filmed in Taiwan a lot of the supporting characters are the usual faces you see in TW dramas… so it’s not really a C-drama, even though it’s aired in China first.
Marry or Not Eps 29 to 35 – I can finally see the end now!!! I started this like in November/December last year?!?!? I think this drama was going quite well, nothing was really draggy but the last few episodes were not as exciting. Seems like they wrapped up the storyline for the other couples already so we’re left with Xiu Jie Kai and Tian Xin’s one final hurdle before they can find happiness. And TBH that hurdle is in family-melodrama territory which isn’t exactly my cup of tea. Only 5 episodes to go though! I’m excited to finish it LOL.
Pleasantly Surprised / Love Myself or You Eps 7 to 8 – Although I’ve been watching this drama regularly every week, my feelings about it has been quite inconsistent. Whilst Puff/Jasper look really good together, I just can’t ‘get into’ their chemistry, like I like them but don’t ship them. They are resolving all the conflicts pretty quickly though, which I don’t know whether this is a good or bad thing. It’s good because it won’t be draggy, but it’s bad because things are so overwhelmingly Kai Qi / Ah Jie, then besides being cute and fluffy, what else can they fill with for the next 10+ episodes?
Ahhh Have we seen all the backstory for Hao Wei? It’s kinda frustrating it was just all a misunderstanding…
Rock N’Road Ep 12 – Still going well. This drama finished airing last week so once I finish Marry or Not, I can get back to it! 😀
WATCHED VARIETY SHOWS
Chef Nic Ep 1 – Something else to watch on Saturday nights! Usually if I’m home, I would try to catch the re-run of Pleasantly Surprised but now I’m tempted to watch Chef Nic first and catch the Pleasantly Surprised re-run on Sundays. 😛 The first episode though, was more like a dating show for Nic and Fan Bing Bing – not a lot of cooking going on! But I’m really looking forward to next week since the guest of the week will be Nick Cheung Ka Fai and they’ll be heading to Australia. 🙂
Speaking of variety shows, Bolin Chen, Feng Shao Feng and Han Han (director) recorded an episode of Happy Camp this week to promote their new movie Continent. I hope it airs soon!!!