Friday, June 24, 2011

TwDrama: Love Keeps Going

I really enjoyed Mike He’s last TwDrama Sunny Happiness so I hope this would be better.

Will my love for Mike He keeps going or not?


Title: 美樂加油 / Mei Le Jia You
English title: Love Keeps Going, Mei Le Go!
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Broadcast network: CTV
Broadcast period: 2011-Jun-05 to 2011-???-??
Air time: Sundays 22:00 to 23:30
Opening theme song: 不哭 (Don't Cry) by Cyndi Wang
Ending theme song: 黏黏黏黏 (Sticky Sticky) by Cyndi Wang

It all started when Zha Mei Le was just a little girl; she was care free and not really bright. She overheard her parents agreeing to a divorce and deciding which child should stay with who, both of them didn't want Mei Le, so Mei Le decided to change that. She started doing her best at everything, being well behaved, caring, obedient and even smart! She had tons of certificates, everyone enjoyed to be with her at work, and her boss just admired her hard work. That's how she even met her boyfriend Han Yi Feng; through her kind and caring soul, even his family loved her.. except his brother, Han Yi Lei. Kind heart-ed Mei Le, was just doing a favor that her boyfriend asked: to pick Yi Lei at the airport, and right from the start, the two of them disliked each other. But on the other hand, Mei Le was also trying really hard to fulfill her boyfriend's dream of owning a bakery. But when she finds out the her relationship with Yi Feng, isn't as pure as she thought it was, she finds her self with his brother! See how this drama unfolds, when things begin to heat up! Find Out on Love Keeps Going!

Cyndi Wang as Zha Mei Le 查美樂 / He Yan Qin 何言沁
Mike He as Han Yi Lie 韓以烈
Shi Yi Nan as Han Yi Feng 韓以風
Zhang Shan Wei (張善為) as Zha Yu Cheng 查宇誠

Source Drama Wiki

Thursday, June 23, 2011

TwDrama: Hayate the Combat Butler

HTCB is one of the few collaboration dramas between Japan, Taiwan and Korea. It is a Live Action drama/ adaptation from a manga of the same title (there goes your Japan part), and the actors are mainly Taiwanese except for the female lead Park Shin Hye a Korean.

I am an avid manga reader and a drama addict so this is soo ME!

Title: 旋風管家 / Xuan Feng Guan Jia
English title: Hayate the Combat Butler
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 13
Broadcast network: FTV
Broadcast period: 2011-Jun-19 to 2011-???-??
Air time: Sunday 21:40
Opening theme song: Bie Wen Wo (別問我) by William Wei (韋禮安)

George Hu plays a man who is buried by his parents' gambling debts. With no way to pay back the money, he thought about going to the dark side by getting into the kidnap and ransom business. But instead of becoming a kidnapper, he ended up saving a girl from a real kidnapping. The girl turned out to be the sole heir of a conglomerate who faced these kinds of threats every day. In a case of kidnapping gone wrong vs. mistaken love confession, she hires him to be her butler and helps repay his parents' debts. Grateful to have gangster collectors off his back, he vows to protect her from harms, which is no easy task.

George Hu as Ling Qi Sa 凌奇颯 (Hayate)
Park Shin Hye as Xiao Zhi 小芷
Tia Li as Maria 瑪莉亞
Li Yi Jin (李依瑾) as Gui Chu Ju 桂雛菊

Source Drama Wiki

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

TwDrama: Material Girl

I can only recall Vaness Wu as one of Taiwan’s F4 from the uber famous Meteor Garden (though I haven’t seen it).

He proved to be a more serious actor and not to mention a hunk with his last projects.

Material Girl seems to be a nice TwDrama filmed in Paris, oh I would love to go there! For the meantime I’ll watch MG.


Title: 拜金女王 / Bai Jin Nu Wang
English title: Material Queen
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: CTS
Broadcast period: 2011-Jun-17
Air time: Friday 22:00

Lin Chu Man is a fashion model who does not prejudice against a man for being short, fat, ugly and old, as long as he is rich. So when she discovers that the young, handsome, wealthy "Mr. Norman" is only a hired body double for the real Mr. Norman, and his true identity is a penniless music student in Paris named Cai Jia Hao, she immediately dumps him. As karma would have it, she loses her job to a younger model, her rich lover kicks her to the curb and she finds out Cai Jia Hao will be her new roommate. Lin and Cai's unexpected living arrangement forces them to reconcile and to really get to know each other. As Lin becomes closer to Cai, despite her aversion to penniless man, her goal of nabbing Yan Kai Ming, a real estate tycoon, become less of a priority. And, she starts to question whether being happy equates to being rich.

Lynn Hung (熊黛林) as Lin Chu Man 林楚曼
Van Ness Wu as Cai Jia Hao 蔡家豪
Daniel Chan as Yan Kai Ming 嚴凱銘
Jessie Chiang (江語晨) as Lu Yi Xian 路伊嫻

Source Drama Wiki

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

TwDrama: Drunken To Love You

My first impression was, can’t they think of another title without the ‘to love you’ phrase?

FTLY – Fated to Love You was one of my all-time favorite TwDrama and I hate to compare.

I’ve watched a lot of Rainie Yang’s TwDrama (2 of which is with Mike He) though I’m not a fan, I don’t hate her either. But most of her previous roles were comedic even to the extent of idiotic types.

So with DTLY ‘as rumored’ is her most mature role.

Let’s watch and judge.


Title: 醉後決定愛上你 / Zui Hou Jue Ding Ai Shang Ni
English title: Love You
Also known as: Drunken to Love You
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: TBA
Broadcast network: TTV
Broadcast period: 2011-Apr-17
Air time: Sundays 22:00 - 23:30
Opening theme song: Bu An Pei Li Chu Pei (不按牌理出牌) by Magic Power 魔幻力量
Ending theme song: Hao De Shi Qing (好的事情) by Yan Jue 嚴爵

Two strangers, both proposed marriage to their respective girl/boyfriend, were rejected on the same day. They decided that the best way to deal with the rejection was to get drunk, real drunk. During the 24 hours of their crazy drunkenness, these two stranger became fast friends and got married... to each other. When they finally sobered up, they embarked on a mission to undo every crazy thing they did while they were drunk and prayed that their girl/boyfriend wouldn't find out. However, it turns out that Jie Xiu's girlfriend, Ai Wei, doesn't want a scandal affecting her movie so she asks him to stay married to Xiao Ru for three months.

Rainie Yang as Lin Xiao Ru 林曉如
Joseph Chang as Song Jie Xiu 宋杰修
Tiffany Xu as Tang Ai Wei 唐艾薇
Huang Hong Sheng as Di Shuo Huai 耿爍懷

Source Drama Wiki

TwDramas on the roll

My ‘to-watch’ list keeps getting longer and longer as days come.

And it is not only restricted to KDramas, lately a surge of TwDramas are sneaking on that list (I’ll publish that list one of these days).

Drunken To Love You
Skip Beat
Material Girl
Hayate the Combat Butler

Love Keeps Going
Absolute Boyfriend

When can I get some holiday to finish everything?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

KDrama: I Need Romance

I haven’t been able to cope up with the loads of May KDramas and here comes another batch! Not that I am complaining but I need to work and sleep too, and play on the side…

Cable tvN releases another drama after the successful (maybe a little bit) Manny and the male lead is Prince Yul oppa!

Remember the unlucky-in-love-prince in Princess Hour aka Goong? He’s back and Kim Jung Hoon will be the guy-to-get-the-girl this time.

Another on my ‘to-watch’ list (I wonder how long is that list already).


Title: 로맨스가 필요해 / Romaenseuka Pilyohae
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: tvN
Broadcast period: 2011-Jun-13 to TBA
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 23:00

The story of the love lives, marriage, careers and families of single and independent careerwomen in their 30s.

Jo Yeo Jung as Sun Woo In Young
Kim Jung Hoon as Kim Sung Soo
Choi Yeo Jin as Park Seo Yeon
Choi Song Hyun as Kang Hyun Joo
Choi Jin Hyuk as Bae Sung Hyun

Source Drama Wiki

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Watchin' BFB

I think the KDrama Baby Faced Beauty is quite underrated.

I happen to like the story and even the characters, I admit I am biased to Lie To Me (because of YEH) and Best Love (it’s a Hong Sisters drama) and at first I am kinda irritated with Jang Na Ra and Daniel Choi’s bickering. But little by little their characters grew into me.

The scenario is also based on a lie and with ep 10 where the lie was taken out in the open, we have the second half (yup, additional 2 eps so we got 20!)to let our heroine salvage her pride and prove to everyone she got what it takes to be a designer. Of course, there’s additional problems along the way. I find Jin Wook’s character kind of cute and lovable. I would be happy to be the bride of a pig-foot-restaurant-owner too!

Maybe if BFB was not shown in May and not pitted to Lie To Me and 49 Days (which ended already and dried my tear ducts) then City Hunter (Lee Min Ho oppa!), they would get more following or more hype. Although among the 3 Kdramas shown in Mon-Tues timeslot BFB rated #1 followed by CH and my fave LTM (huhu).

BFB Fighting!

Monday, June 13, 2011

KDrama: Romance Town

Another rom-com which premiered in May, Romance Town formerly known as Maids.

I haven't seen any dramas of the main leads (or I might not be aware of) but it's already on my 'to-watch' list due to favorable recaps...

Title: 로맨스 타운 / Romance Town
Previously known as: 식모들 / Maids
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2011-May-11 to TBA
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

The story of domestic help who work for rich households. No Soon Geum is one of these housekeepers; despite the master-maid heirarchy, she's bold, fearless, and unafraid of doing hard work in order to support herself. As a child, Soon Geum had dreamt of living a grand life in a Cinderella story, complete with her own white knight, but that dream had faded as reality took over. However, she reaches a turning point in her life when she is hired as a maid for the rich and handsome Kang Gun Woo.

Sung Yu Ri as No Soon Geum
Jung Gyu Woon as Kang Gun Woo
Kim Min Joon as Kim Young Hee
Min Hyo Rin as Jung Da Kyum

Source Drama Wiki

Thursday, June 9, 2011

KDrama: Miss Ripley

I remebered Lee Dae Hae from My Girl and since then I haven't seen any of her dramas.

This will be a reunion of sorts, kinda.

Title: 미스 리플리 / Miss Ripley
Also known as: Miss. Ripley Who I Loved... / Ripley
Previously known as: 굿바이 미스 리플리 / Goodbye Miss Ripley
Genre: Melodrama, romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2011-May-30 to 2011-Jul-??
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55

Two very different men fall in love with Jang Mi Ri, a woman whose life is a complicated web of lies, propelled by her greedy desires that stem from an unfortunate childhood. Jang Myung Hoon is an ambitious hotelier who maintains perfect control of himself and his life, while Yutaka is the warm and gentle heir of a Korean-Japanese hotel conglomerate. Their love for Mi Ri and her tragic ambition eventually leads them down the path of destruction.

Lee Da Hae as Jang Mi Ri
Park Ha Young as young Mi Ri
Micky Yoochun as Yutaka
Kim Seung Woo as Jang Myung Hoon
Kang Hye Jung as Na Hee Joo

Source Drama Wiki

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

KDrama: City Hunter

It's Lee Min Ho!!!




Title: 시티헌터 / City Hunter
Genre: Action, romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2011-May-25 to 2011-Jul-??
Air time: Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

The story takes place in Seoul, 2011. Lee Yoon Sung is a talented MIT-graduate who's working on the international communications team at the Blue House. He encounters dangerous situations while solving a variety of cases, both big and small, for people who need his help, and eventually becomes a "city hunter."

Lee Min Ho as Lee Yoon Sung
Park Min Young as Kim Na Na
Lee Joon Hyuk as Kim Young Jo
Hwang Sun Hee as Jin Soo Hee
Goo Ha Ra as Choi Da Hye

Source: Drama Wiki

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Too Much KDrama!

There’s a lot of KDramas currently airing or about to air, but my sched is full with

Lie To Me
Baby Faced Beauty

Best Love

Though I usually watch the eng subbed eps on my Fri-Sat off which is extended until Sun-Mon (for Best Love), I regularly stalked the net for any previews, recaps, news, etc during the entire week.

I am guilty that I cannot even watch the premier eps or read the recaps of

Romance Town
City Hunter
Miss Ripley

Which are getting great previews by the way. I guess I have to write it on my long list of to-watch dramas. To make up, I'll make a general post and a separate one or two later (when I finally had the time to watch it).

Also my heart cannot take any more angst aside from Ah Jung-Ki Joon (Lie To Me) and Ae Jung-Dokko Jin (Best Love) or it will just burst. And I would be one Iron (wo)Man like Jin!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Why Lie To Me?

There’s a post in AKP (A Koala’s Playground) on Why Are You Watching Lie To Me?

I confess I watch Lie To Me for the sole reason because it is YEH’s KDrama.

My love for YEH started with Princess Hours (Goong) and solidified with Coffee Prince.

So, even if there were tons of KDrama airing now with more substantial plots I will not give up LTM! Anyways, I’m easy to please, just give me some lovey dovey eps and I’m in! And they sure know how - given the recent Ice Cream and Cola kissing scenes (I guess there will be a couple more in store for us).

The OTP (YEH and Kang Ji Hwan)’s chemistry is their main hold to fangirls like me.

But even with all these said (and done) the first spot still goes to Best Love. Then a close second is LTM.