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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Happy Home Episode 35-36 Recap

Happy Home Episode 35-36 Recap by Ninja
Mi Soon's Story:
We finally find out this week how Mi Soon was able to open her restaurant when a tearful Mi Soon thank Mama Bong for transferring a large amount of money to her account and apologizes for using it to wage battles against Mama Bong's husband and son. Smiling, Mama Bong admit that while she was indeed shocked by the manner Mi Soon reappeared, she is nonetheless glad to have her near. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Better Man Episode 7-10 Recap

Better Man Episode 7-10 Recap by Ninja
Yang Zhen Wei (Oldest Son)
We find out quite a bit more about Zhen Wei's ex-girlfriend Yu Wei in episode 7. The girl that obviously harbors a crush on Zhen Wei at his work turns out to be Yu Wei's younger sister.

Bringing a bouquet of Yu Wei's favorite sun flowers to her resting place on her birthday, the clueless Zhen Wei agrees readily when Yu Chen (Yu Wei's sister) suggests that her sister told her in a dream that she wants Zhen Wei to take care of Yu Chen. Yu Chen's expression darkens a bit when Zhen Wei assures her that she will always be his special little sister but smiles brightly again once she exacts a promise that Zhen Wei will always miss and love her sister. It is clear from the two's conversation that despite knowing full well that her sister's fervent wish is for Zhen Wei to be happy, Yu Chen would really rather Zhen Wei live a lonely life missing her sister...and by her side. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday Drama Round Up #86

Ninja's Friday Drama Round Up #86
Beautiful Mind (Korean Drama, New)
I am usually a little bit timid about checking out Jang Hyuk's dramas since they tend to have "epic" endings, but I got sucked right in after I watched the first episode of Beautiful Mind. It is definitely on the darker side but extremely intriguing nonetheless. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Happy Home Episode 33-34 Recap

Happy Home Episode 33-34 by Ninja
Mi Soon's Story:
Her live tv competition sabotaged by Man Ho and Se Ri, Mi Soon's once popular restaurant is now devoid of customers and is in danger of losing some of her new hired employees. Despite her resentment towards Man Ho, Mi Soon's heart aches for Mama Bong because of her continual show of love towards her.

Pleasantly surprised when her sister-in-law secretly gives her the birthday dish Mi Soon had made for her, Mama Bong smiles through her tears as she tastes Mi Soon's hard work. By the way, the dish Mi Soon made was her competition dish that Man Ho spoiled with salt. It was a way for Mi Soon to thank Mama Bong for supporting her even when everyone else was spitting out her food. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Love at Seventeen Episode 11 Recap

Love at Seventeen Episode 11 Recap by Ninja
Back tracking a bit from the end of episode 10 where Alice chased after Hao Yi.

Bumping into Peter by accident at the company, Shu Lei is visibly flustered when Peter asks "Have you thought about why I have begin to care less about Alice after I met you again?" Shaken when Peter suggests that he would be willing to take a step towards her if she could get over her pride to be the first one to show her interest, Shu Lei calls Peter's name to stop him from leaving but ultimately loses her courage under his expectant gaze.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Refresh Man Episode 16 Recap

Refresh Man Episode 16 Recap by Ninja
Wanting to help Wen Kai anyway she can, Yu Tang goes back to work as his secretary while the rest of Department Three are forging on to take over all the workload that has been left behind by Department One's mass resignation.

Despite the impressive success all of Yu Tang's old co-workers are having with convincing Department One's "abandoned clients" to stay with the company, things are not looking good for Wen Kai especially with the increasing pressure from Zhi Yu's side.

Gleefully reminding Yu Tang that seeing her by Wen Kai's side is just giving him more incentive to take over the company sooner, Zhi Yu walks off and leaves Yu Tang stealing concern glances at a stoic Wen Kai.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday Drama Round Up #85

Ninja's Friday Drama Round Up #85
Better Man (Taiwanese Drama, Daily)
I am starting to follow this one pretty faithfully. The plot is still fairly predicable BUT it's hitting all the right spots for me. I was afraid the story would feel choppy since it has to jump between the three brothers but the director has done a good job thus far in making the story flow. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Yes, Mr. Fashion Episode 1-6 First Impression

Drama: Yes, Mr. Fashion (是!尚先生)
Episodes: 28
Leads: Cheney Chen and Nana Ou-Yang

Synopsis: Determined to find out the truth of his mother's death, our hero decides to work at his family's company incognito after his father's passing. Pretending to be a normal poor young professional, our hero meets our truly poor AND rather naive heroine. Our two drastically different leads up living together due to some unexpected circumstance and of course the romance will follow from there.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Happy Home Episode 31-32 Recap

Happy Home Episode 31-32 Recap by Ninja
Hae Won's Story: Scared of his own mother and not making any progress on getting Hae Won to accept him, a very frustrated Kang Min finally blurts out to his mother about the baby. Horrified that her son has been "trapped" by Hae Won, Madam Lee pays Madam Jang a visit and asks her to get rid of Hae Won for her.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Love at Seventeen Episode 10 Recap

Love at Seventeen Episode 10 Recap by Ninja
Taken aside by Shu Lei to be reminded that "a boy's hand can't be held casually", our poor confused heroine comes to the conclusion that she must've done something wrong towards Hao Yi...even if she still can't fathom what's so bad about holding hands.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Refresh Man Episode 15 Recap

Refresh Man Episode 15 Recap by Ninja
Disappointed that their latest plot to block Department Three's unexpected success was so easily taken cared of by Wen Kai, Zhi Yu and his minions are nonetheless confident that they have plenty of cards in their hand to defeat Wen Kai eventually. Gleefully leading a whole crowd of employees to confront Wen Kai with pictures of himself and Yu Tang, Manager Jia (of Department One/ also double agent for Zhi Yu) accuses Wen Kai of playing favoritism because of his private relationship with Yu Tang then calls into question of Wen Kai's ability to solve the brand new crisis of the fake Mei Mei soap scandal. 

Calmly admitting publicly that he is indeed dating Yu Tang, Wen Kai promises that he will not allow his personal matter to interfere with his work and also declares his willingness to resign if he somehow fails to solve this new crisis. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Better Man Episode 1-6 First Impression

Taiwanese Drama: Better Man (我的極品男友)
Airs: Daily 
Leads: Yin Yo Wei, Huang Teng Hao, Jolin Chien

Synopsis: Extremely attentive to their grandmother, the three brothers would be perfect grandsons if they would just be willing to settle down with a girl. Quite skilled in averting every attempt their grandmother tries to marry them off, the three brothers' calm and predicable lives suddenly veer off into unfamiliar territory when three very different women show up.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Happy Homes Episode 29-30 Recap

Happy Homes Episode 29-30 Recap by Ninja
Hae Won's Story: Not making any headway with Hae Won no matter what he tries, Kang Min decides to build on his success with Hae Won's family by hiring chefs to lay out an elaborate dinner for his future in-laws. Coming home after walking aimlessly to wrap her head around the shocking discovery that her baby girl is pregnant, Mama Bong explodes in anger the moment she spots Kang Min in her own house and promptly pushes his face into a bowl of pasta.

No less stunned then his wife once he finds out about Hae Won's pregnancy, Daddy Bong order the more than willing Kang Min to marry his daughter but Hae Won vehemently refuses.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Love at Seventeen Episode 9 Recap

Love at Seventeen Episode 9 Recap by Ninja
We back track a bit from the big confession moment we left off at the end of Episode 8.

Having convinced Alice and the store manager that instead of wasting time having Alice hand out endless fliers it would be much productive to have Alice come up with a promotional event instead, Hao Yi successfully frees up Alice's day then promptly whisk her away on an outing.

At first excited to be on a boat, Alice's happiness wanes a bit when she is overtaken by seasickness. Hit by a wave of awareness when Alice throws herself into his arms complaining of dizziness, Hao Yi stiffens as Alice reaches for his hand for comfort. Chiding Alice for casually holding a man's hand, Hao Yi sighs as Alice completely misses his point and accuses him of being a cheapskate.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Refresh Man Episode 14 Recap

Refresh Man Episode 14 Recap by Ninja
A bit loss for words as Yu Tang demands to know why he disappeared without a warning years ago, Wen Kai is surprised to find out the many things Yu Tang has done for him back in their school days. Equally stunned once Wen Kai explained that he had gotten into fights at school to protect her, Yu Tang realizes that Wen Kai had also done many things for her without her knowledge.

Alternating between laughing and arguing as they reminisce together about the past, Yu Tang eventually reluctantly agrees to be patient after Wen Kai assures her that all her questions will be answered once she finishes putting together the puzzle he gave her.

Holding Yu Tang tenderly as she confesses her fear that he would disappear again, Wen Kai promises Yu Tang once again that he will never leave her side and will always be there to support her.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Friday Drama Round Up #83

Friday Drama Round Up #83 by Ninja
Better Man (Taiwanese Drama, Daily, New)
The new T-daily with lots of familiar male leads but mostly new female actresses. Better Man is not a drama trying to reinvent the wheel but follows the well used T-daily formula of following multiple characters' romance. So while a story about how three very different brothers' each finding their true love might be kind of stale but sometimes predictability has its charm. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Les Interprètes Episode 5-10 Second Impression

Les Interprètes or The Interpreter Episode 5-10 Summary
Determined to not be kicked out of the interpreter program no matter how much Jia Yang (hero) picks on her, Qiao Fei shows up uninvited at an international conference and promptly makes a huge mistake that all but ensures that her name will be on the elimination list. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Happy Home Episode 27-28 Recap

Happy Home Episode 27-28 Recap by Ninja
Hae Won's Story:
After being puked on (twice) then forced to spend the night with a drunken stranger, Man Ho is ready to get rid of Kang Min the moment he wakes up...that is until he realizes Kang Min is from a rich family.

United with his uncle, Man Ho tells his confused family and horrified sister that he fully supports Kang Min to be Hae Won's other half.