.datkDramathatwasworth2x. — UPDATED

Greetings Mortal! Errr… I guess we’re on equal footing then…

Anyways, here are some dramas that were good enough to watch a second time! (These, I legit watched twice):

  • Sungkyungkwan Scandal: Squee~ (once again, not a pig!) Song Joongki, Yoo Ah In + Park Yoochun + Park Minyoung + crossdressing – the works.

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    The weird whirlwind is clearly (?) Song Joongki.

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.dat The Sisterhood Traveling Gang 胡說八道真情假期/Xmas with the Ma’s馬家過聖誕.

Hi~ I’m going to be sharing some thoughts about some travel variety shows that TVB rolled out in 2017 that might be worth a watch!

The Sisterhood Traveling Gang 胡說八道真情假期 & Xmas with the Ma’s馬家過聖誕

胡說八道真情假期 aka 胡説八道去旅行
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 No. Episodes 10
Genre Reality show
Starring Myolie Wu 胡杏兒、Nancy Wu 胡定欣、Paisley Hu 胡蓓蔚
Elaine Yiu 姚子羚、Selena Li 李施嬅、Mandy Wong 黃智雯
馬家過聖誕
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Genre Travel Variety Show
Starring 劉 丹徐 榮黎諾懿
林漪娸蔣家旻羅天宇
張達倫翟威廉
No. Episodes 5

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.dat Heart & Greed 溏心風暴3 Review.

 

TVB must have had much Heart & Greed for this 40 episode, 3rd installment of the 溏心風暴 franchise to do well, but it fell short of the expectations I didn’t quite have from the start. Sorry.

Heart and Greed
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Heart and Greed poster
No. of Episodes 40
Original Release 27 November 2017 – 19 January 2018
Starring Louise Lee
Michelle Yim
Ha Yu
Susanna Kwan
Bosco Wong
Vincent Wong
Eliza Sam
Sharon Chan
Louis Yuen
Priscilla Wong
Joseph Lee
Michael Tong
Ram Chiang
Jason Chan
Carlo Ng
Bianca Wu
Lee Shing Cheong
Jacquelin Ch’ng
Related Shows Heart of Greed (2007)
Moonlight Resonance(2008)
Opening & Ending Themes 我本無罪 by Susanna Kwan

欲言又止 by Vincent Wong & Hana Kuk

Country of origin Hong Kong

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.dat TVB 2018 Drama Lineup — Remakes!.

In this post, I will list some TVB dramas set to air in 2018, and what they will be a “sequel”/”prequel”/”remake”/”____” of~

This is actually quite cheap of TVB to save their dramas, i.e. finding their old hits, and trying to exploit ratings in a game of “let’s make a franchise out of this because it seems like the first installment worked,” but whatever. Don’t expect too much.

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.dat Running Man Year in Review 2017.

I’ve actually contemplated about whether or not I should even write this post, as I’ve actually stopped watching Running Man. “Watching,” in the sense that I watch each fresh episode every single week — I’ve only watched a select few of the recent episodes because (1) I ran out of other things to watch & (2) I wanted to see how they were doing.

I previously said that I would quit Running Man, and ironically, after all that mess happened with RM being back on air with 2 new members, I’ve “quit” now, rather than before. Here are my reasons: Continue reading

.dat2017 MBC Entertainment Awards—I Live Alone Victories.

2017 MBC Entertainment Awards have just come to a close — Congratulations to all the winners!

However, this post will be dedicated to “I Live Alone‘s” Victories, because they truly, came, saw, and conquered! A beautiful end to 2017 for one of my favorite shows!

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datWhile You Were SleepingReview.

Despite what people said about Suzy’s performance in “Uncontrollably Fond,” I was not deterred from sinking my teeth into this drama. Personally, I’ve experienced multiple déjà vu moments in my life, and these carry more meaning for me because I don’t really dream (or I just don’t remember them), so a story that revolves around people capable of dreaming future events and working hard to prevent them and change the course off the event? Hook, line and sinker!

***ALL TEXT IN RED FONT ARE SPOILERS!***

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Genre
Network SBS
Original Release September 27 – November 16, 2017
Starring
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 32[a]

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.dat Criminal Minds – Korea.

Don’t worry, unlike certain Chinese dramas, this remake is legit, in the sense that tvN bought the rights and consulted with the producers of Criminal Minds for this production. Let’s get right to it —

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Promotional poster
Original title 크리미널 마인드
Genre
Based on Criminal Minds
by Jeff Davis
Network tvN
Original Release

July 26 – September 28, 2017

No. of Episodes

20

Starring

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.dat Knowing Brothers Thoughts.

A new show for me again! This time, it’s cable channel, JTBC’s ‘Knowing Brothers’ — a super crazy variety show. Crazy, because the cast is made up of crazy peeps that are not afraid to dig into each others wounds (don’t worry, they’re still buddies offscreen…I hope) and give no mercy to the guests. Airing since Dec. 2015, we have now just reached episode 90.

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Knowing Bros poster
Genre Reality television
Current Airing Time Slot Saturday at 08:50 pm.
Original Release December 5, 2015 – present
Format Brother School: High school concept where the cast members are students in a classroom while the guests would come as newly transferred students.

  • “Entrance Application”: Guests have their application form read by cast members and the others would comment on them. A highlight of this segment is the guest’s preference for desk buddy among the cast.
  • “Guess About Me”: Guests ask prepared questions about themselves and members would have to guess. Usually reveals previously untold stories.
Starring Kang Ho-dong (강호동)
Kim Hee-chul (김희철)
Lee Soo-geun (이수근)
Kim Young-chul (김영철)
Min Kyung-hoon (민경훈)
Seo Jang-hoon (서장훈)
Lee Sang-min (이상민)

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.dat Legal Mavericks TVB Thoughts.

TVB is back again, with another “blockbuster” following the success of My Unfair Lady (不懂撒嬌的女人) — sort of, since both were technically pre-produced as always with HK dramas. Vincent Wong is definitely in for his second heyday (if heydays do technically exist with TVB), but his role as Hope Man/文申俠 the blind lawyer is quite a performance.

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Genre Legal
Crime
Detective
Superhero
Starring
No. of Episodes 28
Directed by June 20th, 2017 (iQiyi)
June 24th, 2017 (TVB Jade)

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.dat Refresh Man Review, .

I typically don’t watch Taiwanese dramas because they make me cringe. Aegyo can make someone cringe, but the Taiwanese version is on a whole different level — the way Taiwanese girls speak tho -_-. Refresh Man is a 2016 Taiwanese drama starring Aaron Yan, Joanne Tseng, Lene Lai and Jack Lee, and it follows the story of how an underperforming department finds their motivation again and the success they once had.

Refresh Man
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Refresh Man promotional poster
Genre Romantic comedy
No. of Episodes 17
Original Release March 6 – June 26, 2016
Origin Taiwan
Starring Aaron Yan 炎亞綸
Joanne Tseng 曾之喬
Lene Lai 賴琳恩
Jack Lee 李運慶

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