Category Archives: TW drama

How I Watch Dramas

3 types of addict

Let me insert a caveat here at the beginning: I am not going to delve into the legality (or lack thereof) of streaming vs. downloading; I’m sure any reader of this post will already be familiar with such matters.  This isn’t a post that’s intended to convince you that one is better than the other, or that you should do this instead of that.  This is simply an explanation of how I choose to watch dramas and why. Continue reading

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So Many Feels!

First up – Gu Family Book episode 1:

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What a way to start a drama!  Continue reading

A Bit of This, a Bit of That

Gu Family Book 1

I cannot even express how much I’m fangirling over the upcoming Gu Family Book.  I just watched the extended trailer and OMG I just…I can’t even…  I know a lot of people don’t want to get their hopes up in case the drama tanks, but GFB would have to be seriously bad – I’m talking Fashion King with a gummy baby in the brain bad – to make me not watch it.  This is absolutely my kind of show.

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Currently Airing: That Winter, the 똥 Hit the Fan

That Winter Poster

I fell behind in my weekly watching of That Winter, the Wind that Blows and just caught up today.  Well, almost caught up.  I’m waiting for the subs to reach 100% at Viki so I can watch ep 13.  Spoilers ahead, so don’t read if you object to such. Continue reading

Asian Drama Addiction: Dipping My Toes in TW Dramas

Unlike the move from Jdramas to Kdramas, I have not run out of Kdramas to watch.  In fact, I can barely keep up!  I’m constantly discovering older dramas I want to watch and there’s always something currently airing that I’m keeping up with.  Digging into the filmography of my favorite actors has led me to more dramas and movies.  And while I was once a pure rom-com elitist, I’m now more willing to give melodramas a try…well, as long as they have a happy ending, that is.

It’s impossible to be a part of the Kdrama community and not become aware of TW dramas.  And over the past couple of years, it seems that TW dramas have been increasingly fond of importing Korean actors and actresses.  When Park Shin Hye was tapped to play the lead in Hayate the Combat Butler, I figured why not give it a try.  I liked her in You’re Beautiful and it was a chance to see her in something new. Continue reading

TW Actor: Ming Dao

Ming Dao 4

My first Ming Dao drama was Magicians of Love and I recently finished watching my second one, Prince Who Turns Into a Frog.  In both dramas, I found Ming Dao to be a pretty decent actor.  His characters were the standard cold chaebol (in Kdrama terms, cause I don’t know the TW equivalent).  Based on what I’ve seen in the two dramas, I think it’s safe to say that Ming Dao is one of the better TW actors I’ve seen.  He’s not at Vic Zhou’s level, but his acting and line delivery is more natural than many others.  And it doesn’t hurt that he’s a real cutie pie. Continue reading

Drama Thoughts: Prince Turns Into A Frog (TW Drama, 2005)

Prince Frog 2

Amnesia.  One of the most overdone tropes in drama-land.  On occasion, when it fits into the context of the story, it can be a useful storytelling tool.  But too often it’s used as a plot device whose sole purpose is to keep the OTP apart so that the drama can be stretched a few more episodes.

**Spoilers Ahead** Continue reading