Drama Reviews, Taiwanese Dramas

Drama Review: Lost Romance (浪漫輸給你)

Lost Romance (浪漫輸給你) is an imperfect but lovable 2020 Taiwanese rom-com. During a summer of isolation (thanks COVID-19), it was exactly the kind of weekly escapism I needed to get by. I started watching because of the premise and Marcus Chang, but it was really Vivian Sung as Zheng Xiao En who stole my heart.… Continue reading Drama Review: Lost Romance (浪漫輸給你)

Chinese Dramas, Drama Reviews

Drama Review: Go Ahead (以家人之名)

Go Ahead (以家人之名, lit. In the Name of Family) is easily one of my favorite Chinese dramas. It started strong and never disappointed. Don't let the opening sequence trick you into coming into the drama with expectations of juicy love triangles and romance. You'll just be disappointed, because this slice-of-life drama is really about family… Continue reading Drama Review: Go Ahead (以家人之名)

Chinese Dramas, Drama Reviews

Drama Review: Skate Into Love (冰糖炖雪梨)

Skate Into Love (冰糖炖雪梨, lit. Rock Sugar Stewed with Snow Pear) is a 2020 sports-focused rom-com starring Janice Wu as Tang Xue, a former speed skater who gave up because of injury, and Steven Zhang as Li Yu Bing, a hotshot hockey player who was childhood friends with Tang Xue. The show starts off cheesy… Continue reading Drama Review: Skate Into Love (冰糖炖雪梨)

Drama Reviews, Taiwanese Dramas

Drama Review: Amensalism (覆活)

Oh Amensalism (覆活, lit. "Resurrection"), how I wish you were more! Amensalism is a 2020 Taiwanese drama starring Prince Chiu as Cheng You Kuan and Lorene Ren as Bi Ke Wei, two star-crossed lovers. When You Kuan was young, he fell ill and died for a moment. In that moment when his heart stopped beating,… Continue reading Drama Review: Amensalism (覆活)

Drama Reviews, Taiwanese Dramas

Drama Review: The Wonder Woman (跟鯊魚接吻)

The Wonder Woman (跟鯊魚接吻, lit. Kissing a Shark) is a workplace rom-com starring Aviis Zhong as Du Ai Sha, a marketing director at Chic Fashion known for being a shark, and Wes Lo as Yi Fei Yang, the CEO of hot new startup Golden Man. Ai Sha and Fei Yang clash from the moment they… Continue reading Drama Review: The Wonder Woman (跟鯊魚接吻)

Drama Reviews, Korean Dramas

Drama Review: Itaewon Class

I finally convinced my boyfriend to watch Korean dramas with me. Our first one was Crash Landing on You and our most recent one is Itaewon Class! I knew very little about Itaewon Class going into it, other than the title and hearing that it was popular. Itaewon Class is a love letter to Itaewon… Continue reading Drama Review: Itaewon Class

Drama Reviews, Taiwanese Dramas

Drama Review: Someday or One Day (想見你)

I started watching Someday or One Day (想見你) with high expectations and a lot of anticipation and it didn't disappoint. It is beautiful, poignant, and has a little bit of everything. It is an epic, beautiful love story, a mystery, a sci-fi/fantasy time travel story, all framed around a school/youth drama. Plus, it's short with… Continue reading Drama Review: Someday or One Day (想見你)

Chinese Dramas, Drama Reviews

Drama Review: A Love So Beautiful (致我们单纯的小美好)

A Love So Beautiful (致我们单纯的小美好) is a drama I watched with high expectations because of high ratings and multiple recommendations from people who compared it to other slice-of-life, school-type dramas I've enjoyed like Suddenly This Summer and With You. The literal translation of the title is something like, "To our simple, beautiful moments," which is,… Continue reading Drama Review: A Love So Beautiful (致我们单纯的小美好)

Drama Reviews, Taiwanese Dramas

Drama Review: The Perfect Match

The Perfect Match has the honor of being the second fully-recapped drama on this blog! After five on-and-off years. Wow, I'm really bad at this. But let's focus on this show, shall we? The Perfect Match is about a young night market cook Wei Fen Qing (Ivy Shao), who challenges Michelin star chef Huo Ting… Continue reading Drama Review: The Perfect Match

Drama Reviews, Korean Dramas

Drama Review: Crash Landing on You

Crash Landing on You has been wildly popular thanks to Netflix and mandatory isolation, but for good reason. In some ways it's a very conventional drama, but it's wonderfully written and well-paced and stands out for how it humanizes all its characters and stories. It's a beautiful love story about the power of love, friendship,… Continue reading Drama Review: Crash Landing on You