I had high hopes for Lady & Liar after seeing the trailer and wonderful stills that it released a while back and that really amped up my anticipation of the drama. It made me eager to watch it and I did. I am so glad that it did not disappoint and lived up to my expectations. It finished production in late 2013 with more than a year to perfect it and while it is not a perfect drama it does stand out to be one very well-fleshed out drama whether that be in the acting, cinematography or the writing. It’s dramatic for sure and something that I well-expected and while this might not be everyone’s cup of tea, it was mines. It’s one of those types of tea which you initially don’t like very much but after a few cups you come to taste the sweetness of it. Continue reading
Category Archives: Chinese Dramas and Movies
I think that I made a great choice in choosing My Sunshine (AKA Silent Separation) as the drama to start off 2015 with. It was all sorts of wonderfulness to watch and was even better live-watched as it kept my emotions running high in between the hours waiting for the next ep. This drama is addicting and now that it has finished its run, I am having withdrawal symptoms. My Sunshine is adapted from Gu Man (顾漫)‘s popular internet novel Silent Separation (何以笙箫默) with the popularity of the novel crossing over on-screen. I haven’t read the book but according those who have read the book, My Sunshine is just like the book stepping out of its pages with people describing it as a near-perfect adaptation. Of course, no adaptation or drama for that matter is perfect. All dramas have their flaws but what My Sunshine does is discreetly hide them while emphasising on the goodness at hand which is what makes this drama so addicting to watch. Continue reading
Refresh 3+7 is a micro-movie/mini film that consists of ten episodes that all tell of a different, individual and unique story. The three represents three days: yesterday, today and tomorrow while the seven represents the colours of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet and together three plus seven is equal to ten. While each episode tells of a different story, what links them together is the common quest of discovery. Continue reading
Lin Xiao Jie (Chen Qiao En) is a diligent and intelligent employee who thinks she has found her man when receives a shock confession from her boss, Gao Zi Qi (Godfrey Gao) who is the second son of the Haiyue Group. So when he proposes, she agrees without hesitation. However, her happiness ends there when the day before her wedding she discovers that she is not the one who he loves. It turns out who he really is in love with is a beautiful model, Bai Ji Qing (Coco Jiang), and he would do anything for her – even being her puppet.
Heartbroken, she confides with her internet pal Tom/Tang Jun (Zhang Han) who she met while on a business trip in London. Though online she online knows him as Tom. Even though they are distance apart, he still stands by her side offering her all the support that she needs, including a home, for her to begin her life anew in Shanghai. As Tang Jun, he hires her to work at his company in Shanghai. With his encouragement, she starts her own business and grows to become the queen of the business industry.