Sparrow (Chinese Drama)
Li Yi Feng's new spy thriller set in 1940s China. I checked out the first two episodes and boy, it was pretty intense. Sadly, I am not really in the mood for a historical spy drama right now...so I am going to pass on this one.
Forever Love (Chinese Drama, New)
I went into this one with extremely low expectation but it was actually fairly decent. Your typical slice of life C-modern romance, Forever Love follows the two leads' second chance at love and her family's rowdy relationships as well.
Cinderella and the Four Knights (Korean Drama)
I really was ready to abandon this one after its lackluster beginning but sigh...how can I turn away from Jung Il Woo!!! So, we are 10 episodes in at this point and thankfully the sparks are finally flying in earnest between our two leads. The story is still fairly predicable but at least now I can swoon over the two leads' fun interaction.
Swimming Battle (Taiwanese Drama)
This is another one I haven't mentioned for a while but is following off and on. As your typical T-romantic drama, the plot of Swimming Battle doesn't offer much surprises but I find it heart warming nonetheless.
Kakuregiku (Japanese Drama, New)
Knowing full well that her mother-in-law's disapproval of her, our heroine lives her life trying to be the perfect housewife...until her husband's mistress shows up. Signing the divorcement paper without much argument, our heroine surprises everyone as she begins to rediscover her true fighting personality.
The first 2/3 of episode one felt REALLY stuffy and slow but if you could hold on until the heroine finally gives up trying to live like an obedient wife then things starts to get interesting from there on.
I am sure lots of people are having One Smile Is Very Alluring withdraw like me so that's probably why iQiyi (Chinese drama website) jumped on the chance to air Yang Yang's show that was filmed all the way back in 2011...the show that probably would've got shelved if it wasn't for Yang Yang's popularity lately.
Oldies but Goodies:
Korea Drama: Coffee House (18 episodes, 2010)
Synopsis: Kang Ji Hwan plays a successful writer that has a charming first impression but in actuality he is mean and sarcastic. Used to hiding his feelings under his eccentric personality, our hero is finally jerked out of his comfort zone when his best friend/manager's ex husband comes back with the intention of getting her back.
It has been a while since I watched this one but I remember liking the understated romance between the two leads...and of course the hero's wacky personality. Just a warning, the heroine or at least the one that ends up with the hero is not necessary who you would assume going by most romantic comedies.
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