I cannot believe that the year is coming to an end already! It feels like it was only just the start of 2013! Oh, how time flies! It just makes you look back and appreciate all the goodness that has come out of this year. It comes to the time for an end of year review and I really do appreciate the goodness that dramaland has given this year.
2013 has been one drama year for me (every year is a drama year for me!), though it was definitely much slower than 2012. I was actually quite slack with my drama watching for the first half of the year and only began to intensely drama during the second half of the year. With a heavier school load, I had no choice but to lighten up on my drama watching and this also meant choosing wisely with what I wanted to watch, which didn’t work out quite so well with some drama choices. But I did manage to do a lot of live-watching this year, which is something that I am very proud of. I also managed to watch a 73 ep drama, which is another thing which I am very proud of. I looked back at my 2012 End of Year Drama Review where I said that one of my resolutions for this year was to watch more dramas outside of hk-dramas but I don’t think I accomplished that. Anyhoo, I’ll just blame this on school which, really, is just an excuse to make me feel better of not achieving my goal.
There were quite a number of misses rather than hits this year which is quite disappointing but there were also a number of great hits. I didn’t get to see all the dramas that I wanted to see this year but I can always catch-up on it once I find some time in life. However, in generally, I think this year was quite a miss in terms of dramas. The reason why I was quite slack in terms of drama watching for the first half of the year was that there was any dramas that called out for me to watch it and furthermore, I have read reviews which have not been so positive about those dramas. It was during this half of the year that the dramaland picked up its game, especially in the k-drama verse.
I am going to have an even heavier school load next year which means less drama time for me but it won’t stop me from dramaing! Obviously school will be my priority but nothing is going to keep me away from dramas and blogging!
For this review, I am rating all of these dramas together for this year so the ratings will vary to the ratings on my ratings page. The ratings will be out of 5 stars. Continue reading
Finally made it to the finish line! Whoop, whoop! What can I say, I loved loved loved every minute of Two Fathers. It took me a while but at least I got there. I don’t think I have ever kept up with such a long running drama but I am glad that I decided to give into this drama because it is totally worth it! This drama is worth all the hours and effort that I put into it. I loved ever moment of it. It is such a warm and light-hearted drama to watch and moreover, it was very well written making every moment a blast to watch. I was quite eerie heading into this drama because it did not fall into a genre that I was familiar with which made me quite scared as to how the drama will play out. Two Fathers is very different to the rom-coms which I know because romance is not the main focus here, but rather the drama is about the family love in the untraditional family consisting of Tang Xiang Xi (Leroy Young), Wen Zhen Hua (Lin You Wei) and their daughter, Wendy (Le Le). Continue reading
I know, I know. I have been very behind with Two Fathers. Every time I decide to watch it, something else always gets in the way! But I am almost to the finish line and I am actually quite surprised that I kept up with such a long drama! I am still really enjoying Two Fathers. It is very light and just chock full of happiness and love! Though, the atmosphere right now is much heavier.
As we get down to the finishing line of the drama, some big things happen! There are big explosions, relations and lots of blossoming relationships! These eps has finally found the answer to the second biggest question of the drama of who is Wendy’s mother. After waiting a long eight years, Tang Xiang Xi (Leroy Young) and Wen Zhen Hua (Lin You Wei) meets their ex-girlfriend while Wendy (Le Le) finally discovers who her mother is, Su Wen Wen (Pan Hui Ru). Wen Wen’s appearance is a big game changer to the odd family of three, especially to Wendy. The odd family of three has always faced through their problems together, but the appearance of Wen Wen is not something that they can face together. Wendy has to go through this alone, following what her heart tells her. Her two fathers has always been there for her guiding her how to tackle her problems but only she will know the answer to this problem. This is also quite a big change for the drama because all along the drama has showed us how the family has stuck together but now they are heading off in their own direction, though this does not mean they will part from each other. Regardless of what happens, they will always be ready to support one another. Continue reading
There is something very satisfying watching a drama that not only grows better and better with subsequent ep but also deeper and deeper with connections. There is just so much radiant energy with this drama that really allows it be filled with warmth. This just gives off a very joyous and cheerily feeling that will be sure to lift up any sullen mood! I am not looking for tension or obstacles in this drama, I just want to see the characters grow and this is exactly what I get from Two Fathers. We get to really see the true personality of the characters as we watch them grow and evolve to who they currently are. We witness first-hand the journey that each of the characters go through and, as such, we are allowed to connect to them. In fact, the more that I witness this, the less that I come to believe that these characters are just characters and the more that I believe that they are individuals in this world. Continue reading
I have been a bit absent with Two Fathers lately, not because I don’t enjoy the drama any more (I am still very much loving it), but it is just that I have picked up a bit too much dramas for me to handle that this has been neglected to the side. However, every time that I get the opportunity I am reminded of how amazing this drama it. I just love it so much and these few eps continue to accentuate why one would fall in love with this easy-breezy drama. No thinking is required while watching this drama; everything that happens within the drama you can accept without question because it closely mirrors real life situations.
Okay, first thing first. Wen Zhen Hua (Lin Yo Wei) is back! Oh, did I miss him! The drama shines like diamond with both of the leading men together. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the eps with Tang Xiang Xi (Leroy Young) but the drama just isn’t what I have come to known as Two Fathers without the presence of both of the fathers together. The untraditional family is just incomplete without either of the fathers, nor is the lives of Wendy, Xiang Xi or Zhen Hua complete with either member missing. Continue reading
Ahhhh, 8 eps without Zhen Hua (Lin Yo Wei)! Yep, 8 eps! I’ve learnt to deal and dealing is what I have done! Two Fathers does not feel complete without both of the fathers present but the absence of Zhen these eight eps is vital to the development of the numerous relationships present. I am just glad that when he comes back, he comes back for good. No more leaving my screen!
I really mean it when I say that this drama is amazing! It is absolutely one of the best dramas that I have seen and I just love it with each ep. It just continues to grow better and better the more I watch it! These eight eps really proved so because despite Zhen Hua’s absence, the drama was still able to carry on ever so powerfully with an exquisite driving force. The drama still managed to flow on so beautifully without losing any of the previous connections that it has, thus creating a very realistic drama. It isn’t hard to believe that everything that has happened in these eight eps is in the time frame of ten days. (: Now this is what makes a progressively smooth drama.
I really loved how these eps managed to solidify certain factors and relationships that were not previously prominent. This drama really emphasises on the different relationships present and gives ample of screen time to each of these relationships, allowing us viewers to really see how the come to be. It also used Zhen Hua’s absence to really help mark his importance to the family and how this untraditional family is a complete and perfect family. Continue reading
I am growing a huge loving towards Two Fathers. It is honestly an amazing and beautiful drama! I just love it, and I love every ep that I get to digest of it. I just cannot get enough of it! It is such an amazing drama in keeping me on my feet and leaving me with a happy, light-hearted and upbeat feeling. Every time I finish an ep, I have desires to continue watching. If time was not a problem, I would seriously sit and watch this hours on end in one smooth motion. However, because it is, I savour every ep that I can watch. I would deliberately pause the ep just so that it will be able to last longer!
This drama is really one of a kind, one very rare and unique kind which is capable of making me feel this love towards it. There is not one ep where I felt it was lacking in substance. Of course, being a daily drama, this drama stands on a different spectrum in the drama circle. What really gel well for this drama ep after ep is that the events flow sequentially ep after ep. When watching the drama ep after ep, you soon forget about the feeling of shock and awe when something big occurs because these are just mini hurdles for the characters to cross which allows them to grow. Continue reading
I am loving this drama more and more as it progresses! It is just really heart-warming and joyous to watch! The drama continues to build up on this feeling with every ep having never allowed that feeling to disappear for even on ep. Despite whatever happens or where the storyline decides to go, this feeling is still retained throughout the drama. It is because this feeling has never disappeared that helps this drama to keep up this wonderful watch. Although this drama is a relatively long drama, you don’t get that feeling watching the drama. The drama is slated for 74 eps with the finale airing on Tuesday and I am barely one-quarter of the way through! I still have a lot of catching up to do but that is okay, because every time I watch Two Fathers it manages to put a smile on my dial!
Two Fathers progresses slower than the usual weekly dramas but this only allows the drama to grow better watch! The scenes in every ep go in much greater detail than one would usually receive from a weekly drama, though this does not in any way affect the pacing of the drama. This in-depth viewing a good thing because it allows for viewers to really connect with what is going on. It is like you actually receive the background information to what is happening rather than having to accept what is presented in front of you. It also allows for viewers to connect with the characters even more because we get to see why they are such a person. We get to see what they are really thinking and how they are growing having interactions with certain people. Continue reading
Call me crazy or what-not taking on an 80-ep drama on top of my other current dramas and school work but I am so glad that I hoped on board! I am usually every hesitant towards picking up a daily because they require a lot of commitment (especially hoping in when it is nearing the end of its run), and that is quite difficult when one day only consists of 24 hours, of which 8+ is spent on sleeping. However, I am determined to stick to it (I have all the eps downloaded!), even if it means I have to stay up until the early hours. I tried a Taiwan-daily once, Te Amo Chocolate, but quickly dropped it because it was just not my cup of tea. I decided to give Two Fathers a try due to the positive reviews and the different concept and I am glad that I gave it a go because it is one of a kind and also very amusing. Plus, I am always up for some bromance.
I quickly fell in love with Two Fathers because of how heart-warming it is! I love how the feeling is there right from the first ep; it doesn’t require time for it that feeling to grow because it is immediately there from the very first second you set eyes into TF. This feeling comes some the light-hearted structure of the whole plot. The drama doesn’t feature deep obstacles and boundaries for which the characters have to cross, but rather it is about watching the characters that steps to finding their own happiness.
With dailies, it not only requires commitment but also patience. It works differently to an weekly drama in the sense that the plot takes time to develop. In doing so, it means that the different relationships are explored in much greater detail and with greater emphasis on how they are built up. So I guess being patient with the relationship developments actually balances it out in the long run because we get to see more of how the relationships are built up. Continue reading