My Opinion on Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in TOKYO Episode 6

INK2Oh no, this ep was all about relationship turmoils for our OTP pushing them to breaking point. The jealousy kicked in but resulting in a negative effect rather than a positive. The jealousy is pulling the OTP apart rather than bringing them closer together. Naoki is handling his jealousy totally opposite to what one expects. Instead of putting up a game against his love rival, he is distancing himself from his wife leaving her in all sorts of confusion and frustration. Poor Kotoko who is trying her very best to remain positive of the situation despite receiving the cold shoulder from her hubby but she can only do so much because a relationship can only work with participation from both parties but not both parties are willing to participate. Continue reading

Someone Like You Drops Long Trailer at Press Conference

Someone Like YouSomeone Like You released its 16 minute long trailer earlier yesterday at its press conference ahead of tomorrow’s premiere. While I am still a bit iffy with the plot, I quite like what I am seeing from the trailer! It’s a nice mix of cool tones with warm tones so that’s a positive sign. The cinematography is really nice just as the stills showed and the arrangement and drawing out of certain scenes are also really nice. The team behind SLY are putting in a lot of production effort to bring this drama piece to life and so far it is translating on screen. Continue reading

My Sunshine Releases Long Preview Ahead of Premiere

MSGu Man‘s popular internet novel Silent Separation (何以笙箫默) is finally arriving on-screens as My Sunshine after the successful novel-to-drama adapation of Come Eat, Shan Shan (杉杉來吃) into Boss & Me. My Sunshine premieres in just a few days on the 10th of January and I am hoping that it will capture the novel as nicely as Boss & Me did. My Sunshine is not as fluffy as Boss & Me but there is still lots of fluff about it but that comes with some angst to give the story a kick. My Sunshine released its 15 minute long preview earlier this week and I am quite liking what I am seeing except for maybe a few bits here and there with the leads Wallace Chung and Tiffany Tang having all the necessary chemistry. It’s not sizzling hot but it is there and will hopefully heat up as the drama progresses. Continue reading

My Opinion on Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in TOKYO Episode 5

INK2I was travelling this past week so this post is coming up later than intended, but at least it is here, right?

This ep was all about bringing Kotoko and Naoki closer together by first bringing them apart. They are still so young and still have uni life ahead of them. Never would anyone have thought they would end up as a couple (except for Mama), not even Kotoko herself and definitely not Naoki but they are together despite the people around them thinking that they are incompatible together. But even between themselves, there is the sense that they might be incompatible together. This is obviously the case for Kotoko who is working extremely hard to try and match her hubby’s standards while not so for Naoki who seems like he couldn’t care less for it. Continue reading

Joe Cheng and Jiro Wang’s Drama Singles Villa Creeps Up and Premieres Tomorrow

Singles VillaSometimes dramas just creep up on you and that is exactly the case for Singles Villa. It was just a few months ago when I heard of casting and filming for Singles Villa and now it is ready to premiere tomorrow on Hunan Television. That’s actually a pretty fast time frame for Chinese dramas which usually don’t get an air-date until well after filming and post-production. Singles Villa is about a group of residents living together in rich condominium where falling in love with one another is strictly forbidden but of course they all go and break this rule because rules are meant to be broken. Continue reading

My Sunshine Releases Cute Promo Materials Offering a Boss & Me Vibe

My SunshineLooks like I will be heading over to China for my dramas in 2015! So far I have two Chinese dramas that I really really really want to watch and they both so happen to star Tiffany Tang. Her first drama for 2015 will be My Sunshine (title recently changed from You Are My Sunshine) which is adapted from the popular online novel Silent Separation (何以笙簫默) by Gu Man whose other novel Come and Eat, Shan Shan (杉杉来吃) also got adapted into the successful drama Boss & Me. I’ve been saying that I would go and read Come and Eat, Shan Shan but I have been too busy for it. With all these dramas that I want to see in 2015, I really don’t have the time just yet. I guess I’ll stick with dramaing for now. :P Tiffany will be playing a romantic couple with Wallace Chung here. Continue reading

Someone Like You Releases Gorgeous Promo Material

Someone Like YouIt seems like SETTV is really taking out the big guns to revive its Sunday-night dramas which have not been performing so well in recent times. The promos for the upcoming drama Someone Like You which will take over Say Again Yes I Do (AKA I Do2) on the 11th of January next year is just soooooo beautiful to look at! The stills are some of the best that I have seen in a long while. It’s soft to the eyes and the colours work perfectly well together. I can’t get enough of it which is just as well because more keeps coming out. And I say keep them coming because who can say no to pretty visuals? Continue reading

Three Years Already!?

Happy 3rd Birthday!It’s my third year blogging already!? Woaaaaahhhh, time flies! I can’t believe that I’ve hit my third year blogging already! Third year! Woaaaahhhhh, just give me a moment to comprehend this please. That’s just something very very very unbelievable. The third year here. Woah. I feel so old, ahaha! Here I am turning three while most bloggers are just hitting their first or second year. But age doesn’t matter, it never did, because age is just a number. This year was a very very hectic one for me. I watched fewer dramas than I previously did and I spent less time blogging. But despite that, I still received many love from you readers and that alone makes me so happy to blog. ^o^ Continue reading

My Opinion on Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in TOKYO Episode 4

INK2As a sequel, Itazura na Kiss 2 ~ Love in TOKYO has one of the best feeling of being a sequel. It has the same tone and captures the same essence that was Itazura na Kiss ~ Love in TOKYO and this is not something that can find in a lot of sequels. Most sequels then to have new casts, diverge from the storyline that was the prequel, add in unnecessary plotlines or be a combination of all. INK2 is different in that it does what a sequel is supposed to do – continue the story of the prequel, and that is something that I am loving so so so much about this second instalment. Continue reading

Lorene Ren and Kingone Wang Drop Gorgeous, Breath-Taking Stills for Someone Like You

Someone Like YouMerry Christmas my beautiful readers! I hope you are all enjoying this festive season!

Sunday night drama Say Yes I Do Again (AKA I Do) will be ending in a few weeks and that means a new drama is getting ready to take over the spot. SETTV Sunday night dramas have been quite a dud in recent years, particularly after Miss RoseKing Flower (AKA Substitute Princess OR Replacement Princess OR The Adventure Of King Flower) was a relative success but the drama went through some major changes during its run. Love Around was just plain boring and I actually sat around recapping it. Déjà Vu and Fall in Love with Me were both trainwreck makjang crazies and just kills brain cells. The currently airing SYIDA is draggy, tedious and falls into the boring category. None of these five dramas have managed to excite me but the upcoming drama Someone Like You (Chinese literal title: Hearing Happiness) is visually appealing! The drama itself might stink and truthfully, I am just going to close my eyes and hope for the best for this drama. At least the visuals are pleasing to look at. Continue reading