My Fox Immortal Wife (Chinese Drama, New)
A C-web drama based on a web novel of the same name. The story revolves around a school nerd whose life suddenly becomes extraordinary after a fox goddess takes up residence in his palm. Kinda of a wacky premise but the show has a heavy comedic vibe to go with it. Not really my type of show, although I was interested to see that Amanda Chou (Second lead in the T-drama Love at Seventeen, unfortunately still playing the second lead in this one) has made her way into C-drama.
Thrill: The Red Chapter (Japanese Drama, New)
I usually have a hard time getting interested in J-police dramas but this one is surprisingly fun.
Synopsis: Despite being a mere clerk in the general affairs department, our heroine Hitomi Nakano possesses a passion for solving crimes. Using her um…rather interesting skills gained from her gambler father, our heroine teams up with our somewhat reluctant hero, Detective Togawa to solve one crime after another.
ps. This show is only four episodes long but if you are hankering for more then check out Thrill: The Black Chapter which also has the same cast except it tells the story more from another character’s perspective.
Ms. Perfect (Korean Drama, New)
I only had time to check out the first episode…and I am pretty confused. From the trailers, I had expected this one to be a comedy but within the first 2 minutes of the first episode we had a dead body. The show does have a pretty solid cast so I am hoping episode two will give me a better read on where the story is heading.
I Love My President Though He Is A Psycho (Chinese Drama, New)
Based on a novel of the same name, the show’s English name I Love My President Though He Is A Psycho is actually a pretty good summary of the story. I have never thought too much about Chinese novel’s popular use of psycho demented heroes but after watching this show I started questioning my sanity for ever thinking novels with such heroes as romantic.
Not to say you shouldn’t check I Love My President Though He Is A Psycho out but just be warned the hero is …psycho…at least in the beginning. I am assuming as the two leads fall in love, the hero’s crazy side will subside thus making his character more palatable.
Above The Clouds (Chinese Drama, New)
Synopsis: Raised by her grandmother, Jian Xi has dreamed all her life to be reunited with her mother but reality proves to be cruel. Not happy at all to see her daughter suddenly showing up, Jian Xi’s famous celebrity mother promptly declares our heroine to be a fame seeking liar. Wounded to the core to know that her mother wants nothing to do with her, Jian Xi is ready to run back to the country…until she discovers a passion for acting that she never knew existed inside her.
The writer really followed stereotypes when creating characters for this show. From the leads down to the secondary characters (with the exception of the hero who does have some complexity to his character), almost all the characters are one dimensional. The saving grace? The two leads do have good chemistry and the premise of a heroine discovering the art of acting is also interesting. I did find the show a fairly easy watch so I will probably give it another couple episodes before I decide if I will stick with it.
Blow Breeze (Korean Family Drama, Finished)
This one FINALLY ended! I am happy to report that as draggy as Blow Breeze got in the last half, the last three episodes were a pretty good wrap up so do check it out if you weren’t patient enough to follow this one but are at least curious enough to check back in for the ending.
Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (Chinese Drama, Finished)
Sigh…I am sad to see this one ending. It is always a great ride when one finds a two episode/day C-drama to follow.
I had a mixed feeling about how Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms ended. The two leads’ part of the story followed the novel fairly closely so it fell within my expectations. However, the great love story between Dong Hua and Feng Jiu definitely DID NOT follow the novel’s ending at all and that was a huge disappointment.
It seems crazy that the show would do such a great job at making this couple so lovable yet not give them the awesome ending the writer had penned for them in the novel?! Dong Hua and Feng Jiu’s are actually the leads in another novel that was written by the same author as Peach Blossoms. There are rumors that there will be another TV show just focusing on Dong Hua and Feng Jiu’s story but unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we will get Dilraba and Vengo Gao back. Dilarba and Vengo Gao did such an incredible job as Dong Hua and Feng Jiu I think it will be pretty difficult for me to accept other replacements.
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