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2012 End of Year Drama Review

This year I opened myself to different dramas as well as different genres of dramas. There were some ups and some downs and there were some surprises. I haven’t seen as much k-dramas, c-dramas and tw-dramas as I would have liked so my new years resolution for next year is to watch more dramas outside of hk-dramas. As I do not watch k-dramas, c-dramas, dormas/j-dramas and tw-dramas as often as I watch hk-dramas, I tend to be picky with what I watch and usually I would pick up dramas that I find interesting or  appealing to my tastes.

This year I managed to watch some dramas that were really up there as well as a few that fell below the radar. I found myself jumping back into the c-drama bandwagon after a long overdue hiatus and for those that I watched, I found it bombarded with tw-actors/actresses which is probably why I am drawn to them in the first place. Ahahahas! This year, I ventured out into doramas for the first time (yay!) and I was ever so glad I did because this drama literally blew me away and makes me ready to jump into doramas. With hk-dramas, there were a few that I loved but there was only which I loved everything from top to bottom and in between. Even until today I am still swooning over it. I was quite picky with my k-dramas so all in all, I was satisfied with what I watched, though this year with what I watched I find it in high standards of all sorts. Lastly, with tw-dramas, nothing really blew my socks off and I wasn’t overly excited for any one drama so this year for me, I wasn’t too happy with the offerings of tw-dramas when compared to last year’s share. Continue reading

Alice in Wonder City Episode 15 Recap

Considering the progress of the drama, you cannot expect to get a spectacular ending. I wanted a decent episode or at the very least, a decent ending, but you are not going to get that here. This ep will probably leave you with more confusion and questions than what was answered. Oh, well, at least Aaron had normal kind-of good looking hair at the end.

Alice explains that her father finally found plant Alice but someone took it just as he found it. The speciality of it is that the smell would make anyone who smell it feel real genuine happiness. Hai Jie tells her that the sacrifice is just too big which she agrees to. He assures her that she will be able to see her mother again. Continue reading

Alice in Wonder City Episode 14 Recap

Can we ever get an episode where it is not all mismatched? The stories are more distinct than ever and it is much more confusing because nothing flows. This ep really overused the theme of dream and hallucinations. Ahhahahahas.

Jin Cang makes up the excuse that Ting Yu is feeling unwell today but Ting Yu is not going to let himself get away with a creation that is not his own. He comes clean with who the real composer of the song is. This leaves the media in a franzy and wondering if Ting Yu can still play the violin any more. To prove that he can still play the violin, Jin Cang wants him to play it in front of the media but he is baffled by his emotions and chooses to run away.  Continue reading

Alice in Wonder City Episode 13 Recap

It still feels like two separate stories here. No, actually it is two separate stories. Ahahahahas. Well at least the kiss here had more essence than the other kiss.

A badly injured Alice gets immediately gets sent to hospital and has extensive blood loss. Alice is blood type A and so is Lisa. Lisa offers to donate her blood but cannot do so as she is her direct relative. She comes to confess that she can because she is not her biological mother. Lisa goes to visit Alice who has gotten a blood transfusion and is now in a stable but critical time to her survival.

Lisa gets questioned about the incident and is shocked to find the suspects left without a trace. When asked if Alice has any enemies and she immediately recalls Alice’s suspicious actions. Hello to SJ who is stalking Lisa. Continue reading

Alice in Wonder City Episode 12 Recap

After a long hiatus from the Olympics AIWC is bad. But was the wait worth it? Sadly, it wasn’t. After the long wait I kind of forgot I was even watching this. Ahahahahahas. Again, this ep did not flow. The kiss was out of place. Just watch and you will see for yourself. But hey, at least it’s progressing more than the previous eps.  Hmmm? What do you have to look forward to in this ep? Die Fei’s other song!

One by one the contestants sing and finally it is Die Fei’s turn. Whilst singing, she adds some of her dancing flare to the song. Oh, and the song is a different song! Ahahahahas! As Ting Yu watches her sing, he recalls all the encouragement her gave her. Hai Jie also recalls the belief that he has in her. Father Lan is in full support of her. Dream, her dream is to fly. When she was little her father would hold her and spin her, allowing her to fly. The host then brings up her mother’s accident. She is reluctant to face it but she faces it anyway. She says that her father is her wings, she now knows how to fly. George has been affected greatly by her performance and has non-stop praise for her. Ting Yu directs to her that he likes people with dreams and her dream is…very beautiful. Of course, even the interviewer guy has praises for her.  Continue reading

Alice in Wonder City Episode 11 Recap

Tell me, why do even I bother watching/recapping this? Ahahha, LOL. Even I don’t know. I think I have discovered why this drama is so unfocused. There are too many subplots which does not flow with the actual plot of this drama. (Well, that’s if you know what the actual plot is.) Ahahahaha. Well, this episode still doesn’t flow much. More subplots arise.

   

After hearing what she heard, Die Fei grows uneasy.

One by one the singers sing and finally it is Dei Fei’s turn who is singing ‘Don’t Dare Cry’. (The first girl sang really nicely) She sang this song much better with more feelings. So much feelings that even she cried during the process, singing out of line and forgetting her lyrics. Hai Jie watches this eyefully which Ting Yu watches Hai Jie with a scornful eye. George comments that she can forget the lyrics but when she makes a name of herself, the audience won’t forgive her. The other judge comments that the singer they are searching for is one that is perfect and if she can’t focus, then she doesn’t have the right to sing in the next round. He gives her a 6. George looks over and sees Jin Cang. He spins the flaw in her singing into some positive and gives her a 9. Ting Yu asks her one question – whether she wants to still sing or return home. After a moment for hesitation, she replies that she wants to stay. He tells her that she is honest and he heard her heart’s words in her song. So he gives her a 9. However, backstage it is not all as happy. Continue reading

Alice in Wonder City Episode 10 Recap

If only the plot flows and there were some decent scenes that that actually moves the story then this would be a decent ep. But sadly, it is not. Each scene feels very out of place. There is no flow any more, it’s all very mish-mashed. Oh well, at least Die Fei sings in this ep.

Hai Jie is watching some kids practising music with his teacher and recalls his teacher giving him the violin and teaching him how to play. Hai Jie is dragged back to reality and sees that his teacher has gone blind. However, his teacher doesn’t need to see him to recognise him and knows that something must have happened in Taipei. (What’s with Hai Jie’s haircut?) Continue reading

Alice in Wonder City Episode 9 Recap

Wow, so there are a lot of tension between Yu Shu and her father. Yeps, all for a guy. Actually, the sisters both have their guy problems.

Hai Jie tells Die Fei that Alice came to tell him that she really isn’t Alice.  Yep, he is depressed.

Yu Shu wakes up to find her father knocking at her door. He doesn’t yell at her but instead brings her breakfast and asks her of her well-being. He kindly tells her to go study in England but she tells him that she doesn’t want to any more. He tells her what that man can give her, he can also give her it. She explains that he loves and she loves him; that are in love. Her father asks her what she knows about love – he turned on his wife and he could turn on her. She talks back asking her father what he understands about love when he all he loves is guard the watch store and her mother’s memorial plague. He tells her even until death he will still love her mother. She asks him now that her mother is not here, what did he use to prove that he loves her mother? He tells her that she and Die Fei can receive happiness and that is proof right there.  Continue reading

Alice in Wonder City Episode 8 Recap

So there are feelings and emotions. Just a teeny bit that feels just right.

         

After looking through the photos, Alice makes a call to SJ telling him that the man from yesterday is not CJ (Chen Hai Jie…?). She also tells him that she has her own method and to give her more time.

Die Fei is anxiously waiting for Ting Yu to come home. She calls him but he doesn’t pick up. As she goes to play the piano, she gets a call. She goes to pick it up hoping that it is Ting Yu but it is just her sister who tells her to return to give her some information and clothes. Continue reading

Alice in Wonder City Episode 7 Recap

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, nooooooooooooooooooooo! No! This has got to the be the most mismatched episodes. No, no, no, no, no, no! It has got the wrong emotions by both the  actors and viewers scrawled on it. What was this episode!? I can’t even put the pieces together.

Ting Yu has called together a meeting to announce to them that he wants to make a change. He tells them that he has discovered a new voice; a heavenly voice and that he has decided to add in this voice in his upcoming project. Die Fei who is taking down notes is completely dreamy and is unaware of what is happening. Die Fei? Huh? He drags her over and tells her that he wants her to sing to everybody. He starts playing the piano and tells her to sing like last night but she just stands there wide-eyed and then runs away. Continue reading