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.
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 →
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!
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 —
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.
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.
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.
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.