It is surprising that I would be watching this, because I wasn’t a crazy fan of the original Chinese drama, Bu Bu Jing Xin / Scarlet Heart, it was based on. In fact, despite my love for palace dramas, I was never really interested in that drama. I knew people were crazy over it, I kept up with the storyline but it was just too angsty for my liking. I know I’ll enjoy it if I do watch, but the amount of tears I’ll most likely drop while watching the drama has successfully deterred me from watching the actual drama. I contented myself with just reading recaps (and even that made me drop a tear or two… good job recappers!)
So, why would I watch this drama? Good question, I don’t know either. It just happened. And thus far, I’ve been enjoying it a lot. Here are a couple of thoughts I have from watching this drama (synopsis).
Title: Hapimari: Happy Marriage!? Native Title: はぴまり Country of Origin: Japan Airing Date: June 22, 2016-August 31, 2016 Episodes: 12 Where to watch: I watch it on kissasian.com but only 8 episodes have been uploaded as of the moment
Main Cast: Dean Fujioka as Mamiya Hokuto Seino Nana as Takanashi Chiwa Shirasu Jin as Yagami Yu Shinoda Mariko as Shirata Misaki Fujiwara Norika as Soma Taeko
Hello, dramaland! I’m back for good 😉 Going to write about this new J-drama that I’ve just discovered after attempting to watch LoveO2O as my post-exams reward but all drama sites didn’t want me to watch it *cries* so I ended up watching “Happy Marriage” and it’s currently giving me life! I may have already watched a few J-dramas in the past but it will be my first time to write about one in full length. Read more to find out.
4 words: Next crack variety show. (Just look at all the gifs in this post, I promise you will be sold too!) Season 2 of Challenger Alliance is a refreshing change. With half the cast changed, we have Chen Xuedong, Xie Yilin (Hold-zhu Sister) as well as Xue Zhiqian joining Fan Bingbing and Li Chen while Chen Handian takes a smaller role and retreats to the sideline; Season 2 seems to be promising.
New drama featuring Chen Xue Dong as the main lead? Well, regardless of storyline, I’m definitely watching this drama. Alongside him, Ouyang Nana who was on the reality show, Up Idol, will star as the female lead. While I’m a bit doubtful of Ouyang Nana’s age and acting, I know I’ll sit through anything for Chen Xuedong!
Following is our very first guest post by Miss Fifi 🙂
Hello everyone, I am Miss Fifi and I’m obsessed with Kdramas, KShows and Kmovies. I don’t know what I was thinking barging in on a blog dedicated to Mainland and Taiwanese shows, but I’m super glad to have Kate and Marian be so nice and take me. 🙂 Today, I’ll be writing a first impression post on Jackpot. The first two episodes have already aired and sadly, I only got to watch the first episode today. *sighs*
Title: Jackpot (literal title)
Revised romanization: Daebak
Country of Origin: South Korea
Airing date: March 28 – June 14, 2016
Director: Nam Gun
Writer: Kwon Soon-Gyu
Cast: Jang Keun-Suk as Baek Dae-Gil Yeo Jin-Goo as King Yeongjo Jun Kwang-Ryul as Lee In Jwa Song Jong Ho as Moo-Myung Choi Min-soo as Sook-jong Lim Ji-yeon as Dam-seo