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Monday, August 31, 2015

When I See You Again Episode 14 Recap

When I See You Again Episode 14 Recap
Showing up at You Qian's house, Yong Qing does her best to put on her "friendly" face towards Grandpa Xiao but fails quite miserably. Dismayed to come home to see Yong Qing ordering An Xi around like a housemaid, You Qian pulls Yong Qing aside and rejects her again even when Yong Qing offers him the house deed to Grandpa Xiao's old house. 

Catching An Xi in the middle of trying to brush up on her English skills, You Qian is not surprised when she admits to feeling inferior after meeting President Zhou and Yong Qing. Putting An Xi's hand to his chest, You Qian assures her that his heart has only ever beat for one person and that's her. 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

C-Drama to Make the Next installment to Full House

9:30 AM Posted by ninja 2 comments
Isn't funny that the week I picked Full House to feature in my Friday Roundup is the same week I see the news of the Chinese planning to make the season 2 of Full House?! By the way, in case you are as confused as I am about the wording "next installment", as far as I can tell the new show will not be be picking up where Full House left off.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Drama Round Up #44

10:43 AM Posted by ninja No comments
The Eccentric Daughter in Law/ The Virtual Bride  (K-Family Drama)
This is one has sort of a strange premise that an once popular female idol agrees to appear on a reality show where she pretends to be the daughter-in-law to a traditional Korean clan family. Things are obviously not going to go well especially when our heroine's idea of introducing herself is to do a little sexy dance number in front of the whole family. Anyhow, the first episode wasn't quite interesting enough for me to keep following this one, but judging from the many familiar faces in this show I think the show might have potential once the background story is set up. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

To The Dearest Intruder (T-Drama)Ep.1 First Impression

Drama: To The Dearest Intruder (致,第三者)
Episode: 20
Airs: Saturday
Synopsis:  Happy to finally be meeting her best friend again after ten years, our heroine Jia An (Amber An)  has no clue that her BFF is actually the one that her husband loves all these years. In fact, the only reason that the BFF left was because she knew Jia An liked the husband... so in the end who is really the intruder? Sounds really messy doesn't it? 

First Impression:
Yap, it was as painful as I thought it would be. The rest of this post will contain spoilers for episode one so just be warned.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I Have A Lover (K-Drama) Episode 1-2 First Impression

Drama: I Have a Lover (애인있어요)
Episode: 50
Airs: Saturday & Sunday

Synopsis: Suffering from amnesia after an accident, our heroine Hae Gang has no memory of her past and ends up being mistaken as her long lost twin sister Yong Gi. Things becomes complicated when Hae Gang unknowingly falls in love with her ex-husband.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

When I See You Again Episode 13 Recap

When I See You Again Episode 13 Recap
Happy to see that An Xi finally caught her prince charming, Ya Ru (An Xi's friend) assures everyone that things must be going very well for the happy couple. Knowing full well that Ya Ru has been harboring a crush on An Xi for years, Zhi Lin (another one of An Xi's friend) runs away to cry in secret. Caught by Mei Wen (the mother figure to everyone at the B&B), Zhi Lin tries to protest rather feebly that she would only be interested in rich handsome guys. 
Extremely determined to impress An Xi with some grand romantic gesture, You Qian orders Da Yu (his assistant) to tell him all the ways to make his date with An Xi unforgettable. In a textbook case of the blind leading the blind, Da Yu gets You Qian to employ a bunch of classic movie cliche on An Xi. 
Completely confused... and maybe even a bit freaked out by You Qian's strange random "romantic" gestures, An Xi finally figures out that her boyfriend is trying to impress her. Taking out the couple ring she gave to You Qian before, An Xi kisses the ring and assures You Qian that she likes him ... including his not so cool side. 
And we end the perfect moment with a kiss. 
You Qian's continual effort to sneak kisses pays off the next morning when it is An Xi's turn to get all distracted when she sees You Qian's lips. Happy that An Xi is finally starting to initiate intimacy, You Qian tries to convince An Xi that he needs more training on being shameless by having more kissing in his life. 

Glad to see the sweet interaction between You Qian and An Xi, Grandpa Xiao laments that the older he gets the more he misses his life at the village. Having already warned An Xi not to tell his grandpa that she was the same girl that was the cause of his accident and thus indirectly the reason that Grandpa Xiao had to sell his home, You Qian casts a worried glance at her when his grandpa starts talking about all the memories he had in his old house. 
His head filled with wild imaginations of what You Qian must be doing with An Xi, Jiang Hai Kuo waits outside of You Qian's house and bumps right into Yong Qing who was also doing some spying of her own. 

Disliking each other on sight, Jiang Hi Duo gets into an argument with Yong Qing but falls to the ground in shock when he finds out from Yong Qing that You Qian is the guy that An Xi has been carrying in her heart all these years. 
I love Jiang Hai Kuo's little imagination scenes. Don't they remind you of Grease with John Travolta or maybe West Side Story? 
Curious about her daughter, President Zhou gets Yan Ze to invite An Xi out to dinner with the excuse that she wants to apologize for her rude behavior the first time they met. 

However, after talking briefly to An Xi and realizing that the easy going An Xi is nothing like herself, a huffy President Zhou demands to know if An Xi has ever asked herself what she wanted out of life. Completely puzzled by President Zhou's attack, An Xi looks at Yan Ze for clues. As one who knows President Zhou's secret, Yan Ze gives a slight sneer after watching President Zhou storming off without even finishing her dinner and replies "She is not someone that has the right to criticize you." 
Still bothered by President Zhou's harsh words over the fact she doesn't seem to have a hobby besides work, An Xi asks Yan Ze what his interest is. In a rather serious tone, Yan Ze replies "My hobby is to take things that belong to other people".

After talking to You Qian on the phone, the unsuspecting An Xi happily tells Yan Ze that Jiang Hai Kuo has agreed to sell Grandpa Xiao's old house to You Qian's secretary. A glint of calculation flashes in Yan Ze's eyes when he confirms with An Xi that Jiang Hai Kuo has no idea that You Qian is the real buyer. 
Thanks to Yan Ze's interference in "accidentally" letting it slip to Jiang Hai Kuo that the man he is selling the house to is really You Qian's secretary, You Qian had the very unpleasant task of telling his grandpa that he wasn't able to buy the old house back. 

Unable to wrap his mind around why President Zhou would take the time to invite An Xi out for dinner, You Qian frowns over the strangeness of the whole situation.   
Tipped off by Yan Ze that there is something she could buy that You Qian really wants, Yong Qing approaches Jiang Hai Kuo with an offer for You Qian's old house. Still not liking Yong Qing at all, Jiang Hai Kuo nonetheless decides to sell the house to Yong Qing with the added condition that Yong Qing would get You Qian to break up with An Xi. 

Boy, I was really losing my confidence that there would be a romantic plot between Yan Ze and Ya En for a while there but thankfully judging by the preview next week my wish just might come true. 

At this point I am pretty confused where the writer is going with Yan Ze's character. Is he good? Or is he bad? A bad boy who really wants to be good deep ... um... very deep down? It really is a lousy thing for Yan Ze to encourage Yong Qing to chase after You Qian when he of all people should know that even without An Xi, You Qian would still not fall in love with Yong Qing. While I am a long way from liking Yong Qing but I do have some sympathy for her and it seems rather low of Yan Ze to push her into something that will just add another trauma to her already bruised heart. 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Diamond Lover Episode 51-60 Summary

12:32 AM Posted by ninja , 2 comments
Diamond Lover Episode 51
Pretending to go along with Xiao Liang's request that she receive treatment, Ye Qi screams in fear to convince Xiao Liang not to force her to try to recover her memory anymore. 

Not suspecting Ye Qi's act, Xiao Liang smiles when Ye Qi tells him that she has decided to wish him happiness with Mi Duo and simply wants nothing more than to be a friend to him. To prove her sincerity, Ye Qi even advises Xiao Liang to be more honest with Mi Duo about his own feelings. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

All About My Mom Episode 1 & 2 First Impression

9:37 AM Posted by ninja , 5 comments
Drama: All About My Mom (부탁해요, 엄마)
Airs: Saturday & Sunday
Episodes: 50
Synopsis: Convinced by the constant fighting with her mother that she is her mom's least favorite child, our heroine Jin Ae (Eugene) dreams to one day gain her independence from home. However, when Jin Ae falls in love and marries Hoon Jae (Lee Sang Woo), what awaits her at her new life is her mother-in-law who is no less challenging than her own mother. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Love Cuisine (C-drama) Episode 1-2 First Impression

2:42 PM Posted by ninja , 2 comments
Drama: Love Cuisine (料理高校生)
Airs: Friday 
Synopsis: Lego Li's new drama as a brilliant culinary teacher who vows to whip all his pupils into shape in order to fulfill his promise to his mentor. As a teacher who believes in only teaching her students through a loving approach, our heroine clashes with Lego Li's character at every turn.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

When I See You Again Episode 12 Recap

When I See You Again Episode 12 Recap
Frustrated with An Xi for still shutting You Qian out, An Xi's friend warns An Xi that she will lose You Qian eventually. No less frustrated with herself, An Xi finally confesses the guilt she has been carrying all these years.

Feeling bad after the cruel way she rejected You Qian, young An Xi shows up at You Qian's house to apologize to him but is stunned when she is informed that You Qian had to move after his grandfather was forced to sell the house to pay for his surgery fee. Even more shocked to realized that You Qian almost died just to get "Angel's Tears" to confess to her, from that moment on An Xi has always felt that she has no right to be in love when You Qian was hurt so badly by her.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Best Get Going

4:00 PM Posted by ninja , 4 comments
Drama: Best Get Going (C-Drama, 加油吧實習生)
Episodes: 38
Synopsis:  The story follows a group of new university graduates as they venturing out into the sometime cruel world.

Best Get Going is a drama that focuses on the growing pains of young adults as they try to carve out a place for themselves in what seems like rather harsh adult world. Just a warning, this show has a lot of comedy touches to it so the plot is quite over the top when it comes to showing how desperate the upcoming generation has to struggle to get a job in today's economy.
One of the big conflict that will probably be carried out through the whole series is the test of friendship in the face of getting ahead in life.

Song Nuan (played by Zhao Li Ying) is our heroine who always plays the peacemaker among her friends. On the surface, Song Nuan is best friends with Zhou Ge Ge but while Song Nuan has always been willing to to do anything for her BFF, Ge Ge is not so altruistic especially when it comes to leaving Song Nuan out to increase her chance of getting a job.
After what seems like endless struggles to get a job in the big city, Song Nuan finally gets hired by the same company her best friend Ge Ge is also at. 
What seems like a certain bright future as an apprentices with all the other hopeful new hires, our heroine's smooth sailing hits a major obstacle when her nemesis Zhang Sheng, a rich boy who is catered by all in the company makes pestering Song Nuan his life's mission. 

The one thing this drama does really well is showing how much the parents wants their children to succeed... even if they have to pretend to be a water deliveryman in order to help their daughter get a job. 

Best Get Going does tend to be over the top at times (especially in making the work place like a war zone) and it really likes to meander in terms of plot but over all I am finding a lot of heart in the characters which makes it easy to be forgiving of the drama's little flaws. 

This drama has finished airing (I haven't finished watching it though so I can't vouch for the rest of the show) so consider checking this one out if you are looking for a C-drama to marathon. 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Diamond Lover Episode 41-50 Summary

9:19 PM Posted by ninja 4 comments
Diamond Lover Episode 41 Summary
Zi Liang confesses to Si Yuan about not being President Xiao's biological son and is deeply moved when Si Yuan assures him that she loves him no matter what. More determined now to make everything Xiao Liang has his, Zi Liang leaks an important project diamond design (Blue Fire) to Tesiro's rival company. 

Dejected after being informed that Tesiro will mostly likely lose the Blue Fire project, Xiao Liang shows up at Mi Duo's house to seek comfort but ends up seeing a sign of hope when he comes across a diamond design on Mi Duo's table. 

Overjoyed when he finds out that Tesiro had won the Blue Fire bid because of Mi Duo's design, Xiao Liang hugs her in front of the whole company. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday Drama Round Up #42

11:52 AM Posted by ninja 7 comments
Love Cuisine (T-Drama, New)
Lego Li's new drama as a brilliant culinary teacher who vows to whip all his pupils into shape in order to fulfill his promise to his mentor.

I wasn't too impressed with the first episode but I am hoping now that the story is set up the show will find its own flavor.

Thursday, August 13, 2015