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About dramarian

Ni hao! I'm Dramarian and I love Asian dramas & films specifically from Taiwan, China, and Japan. I write about them in this beautiful blog while my dog Gotchi sits beside me. Meteor Garden introduced me to dramaland and I don't think I'm leaving anytime soon. I still believe that Van Ness Wu & Ady An and Lego Lee & Lorene Jen are endgame. Oh and I love Jerry Yan very much. Follow/tweet me @SMilkdrama about anything and I will definitely reply.

[Episode 3 Recap] TW-drama: The Perfect Match

Apologies for not being faithful to my recapping schedule. As of writing, “The Perfect Match” is already on its 5th episode on Viki. I must really catch up now!

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This drama is becoming more and more delicious!

Let’s try another serving of Episode 3 in this recap, shall we?

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[Episode 2 Recap] TW-drama: The Perfect Match

It’s getting harder and harder to keep up writing episode recaps even if this drama is just once a week but I’ll manage. Jia you!

For the second episode, we could see that both Ting En and Wei Qing have interconnected lives and I don’t think it’s going to change soon. This can only mean one thing, more excitement and flavors to taste in this culinary drama!

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Gotta thank Viki for the timed comments!

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[Episode 1 Recap + First Impressions] TW-drama: The Perfect Match

Hmmm… I smell that something good is cooking! And it’s none other than a Taiwanese drama being deliciously concocted with perfect eye candy leads in Wu Kang Ren (as Ting En) & Ivy Shao (as Wei Qing) in “The Perfect Match”.

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Title: The Perfect Match
Native Title: 極品絕配
Country of Origin: Taiwan
Airing Date: March 3, 2017 – July 14, 2017
Episode Count: 18                  

Hope you can join me and my recapping journey with SETTV’s latest yummy offering!                                                                                                                     Continue reading

Year-End Special: 2016 Drama Round-Up

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“Love O2O” was a sure 2016 hit! Let’s see if it was also a hit for this year-ender post.

I know, I know. This has long been overdue but I still think that I owe everyone this year-ender post. I was out of the country from December to January and there was no time for me to blog at all. I even got to meet my blogging partner Kate over the holidays! It was so much fun, I wish I could blog about it 😀

Anyway, let’s get started on this post as it is one of my favorite things to write about — a year-end drama round-up! I made one for 2015 which you can see here just in case you still want to read it. In this post, I wrote some brief reviews about all the dramas that I watched in 2016. So this doesn’t necessarily mean that the dramas were all made in 2016 as the title of this post may have suggested.

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Drama Round-up: My First Year of Drama-Watching (Part 1)

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I first started watching dramas back when I was 8 years old because “Meteor Garden” was such a phenomenon. Up to now, I only know one person who never got into the hype and we all still jokingly judge her because of it haha! I watched K-dramas in the same local channel that aired Meteor Garden  years after. My love for Asian dramas eventually died and I went on to watch Western shows and I never imagined myself re-entering Dramaland. Not until the local channel that decided to air “Meteor Garden” two years ago and voila! This is already my third year of watching dramas. Good times, good times.

When I wrote my 2015 Year-End Drama Round-Up (part 1 & part 2), some dramas that I’ve watched already were being recommended. It was then that I realized that I never wrote about it here that’s why they were probably suggesting it. With that, I wrote about the dramas that I watched in my first year of fully getting into this wonderful world called dramaland. A lot of the dramas mentioned are very special in my heart and if only I could have all the time and willpower to write individual reviews on them, I would but the mini-reviews that you will be reading should suffice for now.

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[First Impression] TW-Drama: Love Cuisine (2015)

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Title: Love Cuisine
Native Title: 料理高校生
Country of Origin: Taiwan
No. of Episodes: 22
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Airing Date: August 7, 2015 to January 1, 2016
Where to Watch: Viki

Main Cast:

Lego Lee as Han Jie (Oscar Han)
Allison Lin as Fang Xiao Rou
Duncan Lai as Wen Zhen Yu
Nita Lei as Jiang Pei Ying

Do you know what’s better than Lego Lee? Lego Lee making some world-class cuisine! We can call it Legourmet. Okay, nevermind… As predicted, Lego Lee has taken over my life ever since I saw him in “In A Good Way” (click to read my recent drama review). Read more to see what I think about his 2015 drama so far.

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[Review] TW-drama: In A Good Way (2013)

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“Do you have a dragonfly on your shoulders? The beautiful moments of youth, are like those moments in the movie where the dragonflies were frozen forever. Even though right now I don’t know what kind of dragonfly awaits me, but after a while, I’ll miss this time”.

Title: In A Good Way aka My Freedom Years
Native Title: 我的自由年代
Genre: Slice of Life, Friendship, Romance, Drama
Country of Origin: Taiwan
Airing Date: November 15, 2013 to May 16, 2014
# of Episodes: 26

Channel:  Sanlih E-Television

Main Cast:
Lego Lee as Liu Shan Feng aka Liu Chuan

Lorene Ren as Lin Jia En
Jay Shih as Zheng Ren Wei
Smile Weng as Bai Xue

Hello Good Morning, Hard City! Here I am writing about a Taiwanese drama that deserves to be written about. This is a drama that I should have watched back when it was airing except that I was not an avid drama fan when it aired.Even so, I’m very glad that I got to watch this precious gem. Taiwan excels in creating slice-of-life dramas and this one is a good example of it. Read more to find out in this full-length drama review of Taiwan’s SETTV 2013 hit “In A Good Way”.

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