Chinese Dramas, Drama Recaps

Recap: Love and Redemption (Ep. 2)

Xuan Ji starts to experience strange things after leaving the secret place. She and Si Feng are both punished for their transgressions. Ling Long and Min Yan try to figure out a way to prevent Xuan Ji from being permanently banished. Recap Xuan Ji's blood flies toward a pulsing red light. The broken piece of… Continue reading Recap: Love and Redemption (Ep. 2)

Chinese Dramas, Drama Recaps

Recap: Love and Redemption (Ep. 1)

Let's try something different this time! Growing up I always really enjoyed Chinese fantasy, martial arts, and period dramas, but it's been years since I last tried watching one. (They're usually so long and I often have so many nitpicks... like voice dubbing and bad CGI.) Love and Redemption (琉璃, lit. Colored Glaze) is a… Continue reading Recap: Love and Redemption (Ep. 1)

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Recap: Lost Romance (Ep. 19)

Tian Xing and Ming Li continue their unlikely partnership in a joint attempt to find evidence against Uncle Hu and save Tian Liang. Tian Xing makes no secret of his feelings for Xiao En, but she continues to shy away from any real connection with him. Recap Uncle Hu excuses himself to go to the… Continue reading Recap: Lost Romance (Ep. 19)

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Recap: Falling Into You (Ep. 3)

Zi Tong and Zhi Sheng continue to butt heads at work. She takes some advice on how to become a more competent assistant in order to prove herself to Zhi Sheng and unexpectedly runs into her old frenemy, Wu Qian Ni. Recap Zi Tong watches as her mother trains Qian Ni, treating her the way… Continue reading Recap: Falling Into You (Ep. 3)

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 Recaps

Recap: Go Ahead (Ep. 40)

It's the end! At this point, almost all of our characters have made their peace with their parents. Ling Xiao is the only one left. Recap Xi Xi stays for the rest of dinner, even though Ling Xiao doesn't come back. After dinner, she and Chen Ting sit down to chat and Xi Xi decides… Continue reading Recap: Go Ahead (Ep. 40)

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Recap: Go Ahead (Ep. 39)

Tang Can and Ming Yue start to be more honest with their parents. Meanwhile, Jian Jian convinces Zi Qiu to spy on their parents, who go on a date together. Zi Qiu reconnects with Zhao Hua Guang in order to help Jian Jian. Recap When Ming Yue gets back to the apartment, Tang Can teases… Continue reading Recap: Go Ahead (Ep. 39)

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Recap: Go Ahead (Ep. 38)

Jian Jian and her brothers have their moments this episode, but this one is really all about her friends. Tang Can decides to give her acting dreams another chance. Ming Yue tries to be a bridge between her parents. Recap Tang Can and Jian Jian are the only ones up and in the dining room… Continue reading Recap: Go Ahead (Ep. 38)

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Recap: Go Ahead (Ep. 37)

Jian Jian deals with the fall-out of being falsely-accused of copying artwork. Mei Yang reveals more of the truth behind Ling Xiao's fraught years in Singapore. Ming Yue tries to patch things up with her mother. Tang Can and Zhuang Bei provide the one bright spot this episode as he tries to push her to… Continue reading Recap: Go Ahead (Ep. 37)

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Recap: Lost Romance (Ep. 18)

Tian Xing enlists Ming Li's help in dealing with Uncle Hu and other company matters. Meanwhile, he refuses to let Xiao En skip out on their interviews and they end up connecting in surprising ways. Recap Uncle Hu receives word that the police want to bring Tian Jian in for questioning. But Tian Jian hasn't… Continue reading Recap: Lost Romance (Ep. 18)