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About Kate - skimmedmilkdrama

The name is Kate and the love is Show Luo. Permanently located behind the laptop blogging for skimmedmilkdrama.com and tweeting at @SMilkdrama. Obsessed over Taiwan variety shows & Mainland China reality shows. Likes to read Chinese novels in an attempt to look wise. Always ready to launch into discussion about Taiwanese and Chinese entertainment and dramas. RIP Kimi.

Rewatching The King’s Avatar – Yang Yang’s TV Drama Review

We are in the midst of a pandemic and my family is looking for yet another drama to watch while staying home. And that’s how I wound up rewatching the 2019’s drama, The King’s Avatar (全职高手, quan zhi gao shou).

Ye Xiu (Yang Yang) is a well known top tier player in an online game Glory. After being forcefully expelled out of his professional team, he was employed in an Internet Cafe as an odd-job worker. From there, he formed a team made up of nobodies and fought his way back to the top of the professional scene.

The drama is based on an online novel with 1700+ chapters by Butterfly Blue (蝴蝶蓝). There is also an anime (with 3 seasons, I believe) released in 2017. Before we proceed with the drama review, I just need to strongly recommend the novel (now fully translated in English!) and the anime!

I chanced upon the anime while browsing youtube and was thoroughly absorbed by it even though fighting and e-sport was totally not my thing then. The anime piqued my interest and I started reading the novel – it was a long and arduous journey but I loved every moment of it! My love for The King’s Avatar transcended to the point where I braved the chinese raws when I reached the end of the english translations then.

With my love for The King’s Avatar (全职高手), I have a few draft posts of The King Avatar lying around but I never got around to publishing them due to procrastination. Here’s an excerpt:

Why I love it:

Characterisation. Very well-written characters. I love them all. I cried so many times reading this novel even though it is by no means ‘tragedy‘ or ‘melo’. I have grown to love these characters over the 1,600 chapters and I’m touched by each and every one of their story and growth. Until today, I don’t have a favourite character. Not from Team Happy, and even moreso not from all the characters. I love them all. They are my babies. I would love to do a detailed introduction on them all soon! I have so, so much to share on each and every one of them.

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Demise of Xiao Gui, Alien Huang Hong Sheng

16 September is a depressing day. Once again, I am in disbelief. Alien Huang Hong Sheng, more affectionately known as Xiao Gui (Little Ghost), has passed on. The news have been confirmed by his agency.

Xiao Gui was found dead at his home located at Section 1 of Sanhe Street in the Beitou District of Taipei City.

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[Eng Translation] Chapter 13: Liang Sheng, Can We Not Be Laden With Grief 《凉生,我们可不可以不忧伤1》

If you must know, I started working on this chapter on 1 Jan 2019. Real life had been overwhelming but I foresee some free time in the near future where I can work on these translations. Hopefully, I’ll be able to make some decent progress, just like Bei Xiaowu.

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Rest in Peace, Godfrey Gao

I am in shock. And this is not good shock. I haven’t been paying attention to entertainment news for the longest time ever and I definitely didn’t thought that the next time I came back to write a post here would be because of such an incident.

Godfrey Gao, 35, passed away after suffering from a cardiac arrest during the filming of a sports reality show, Catch Me.

(In case anyone is wondering why there are two similar posts, I do realise that Marian had already shared her tribute post earlier but I only saw that after deciding I would like to share my thoughts about this whole incident and also document my journey with Godfrey. I guess writing everything out does help with rationalising and accepting the fact.)

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Review: Secrets In The Hot Spring (切小金家的旅館)

I really enjoyed this film a lot as well. I had zero expectations going into the film and it brought me so much laughter. In fact, I watched this in a cinema on a weekend and there were less than ten people in the theatre. I was pretty convinced it would be bad… but I ended up loving it. The key to enjoying this movie is to not take it too seriously and you will find that it does bring you a lot of joy 🙂

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Image result for secrets in the hot springSynopsis:
Xiao Jin is a 20 year old delinquent high schooler who gets a call from his grandparents and returns to the old family spa hotel with his friends, Lu Qun and Little Princess, only to find out that the hotel is haunted.

Review:

Taiwan seems to be on a roll for “youth films” with films like Boyfriend, GirlfriendYou’re The Apple of My Eye and Our Times that every time I see a “youth movie” from Taiwan I’m almost tempted to lap it up. Of course, I’ve experienced many, MANY disappointments where I cringed at another dumb slapstick classroom humour and shallow characters dangling their legs as while looking out into the far off horizon.

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First Impressions – Ghostderella 👻 (mini web series)

Sounds really relatable…. Adding this as my next plan-to-watch!

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Details

Native Title: 귀신데렐라
Also Known As: Gwishinderella
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Tags: Ghost-seeing Female Lead, Web Series, Ghost
Country: South Korea
Type: Drama
Episodes:…
Aired: Feb 14, 2019 – ?
Aired On: Thursday
Duration: 10 min.

Plot

Ghostderella” is a supernatural romance about Min Ah, a girl who confined herself to her room after gaining the ability to see ghosts when she was 18 years old, and the chaotic events that occur as a strange male ghost begins to follow her. The web drama format, which is popular among teenagers, will add fantasy materials and differentiate itself from previous dramas. It is also expected to comfort those who are feeling lonely and portray the reality of people in their 20s.

(Source: soompi)

https://mydramalist.com/33143-ghostderella

My thoughts and ratings (for ep 1-2)

I was looking for new and upcoming dramas when I came across this drama page on mydramalist. I…

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[NEWS] China Bans Palace Dramas


Popular historical dramas Story of Yanxi Palace and Ruyi Royal Love (Legend of Ruyi) are victims of the state media’s latest ruling.

There has been a rise in popularity of palace dramas since Legend of Zhen Huan. Scarlet Heart (Bu Bu Jing Xin), Legend of Miyue and the recent Story of Yanxi Palace and Ruyi’s Royal Love have all proved to be a great hit with audiences.

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[Translation] Quotes from drama, Back In Time

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Happy Valentines, my lovely readers! Would like to share some quotes from one of the most beautiful drama I have watched. (And no, it’s not a BL even though the cover photo seems misleading.) It wasn’t the best drama but it was one that touched me deeply. Maybe not every love has a happy ending, but it is in the bittersweet that we grow.

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