2019 is one interesting year in dramas. Many dramas came out to be successful and loved by everyone. Interestingly, it was a 2019 drama that brought me to a slump for the very first time in my dramaland years. Although you will see how it was the 2019 dramas that saved me from it too! Similar to my previous yearly round-ups, this contains my mini-reviews for each drama that I have completed this year. Luckily, I managed to watch some really good ones still! Don’t hesitate to read more if you want to!
Better late than never? This is a long overdue post since the holidays never gave me a chance to lie down and write my drama thoughts. 2018 was a combination of bad and good things that happened in my life — and so, the dramas that I have watched this year were no different.
This year was definitely more productive than my last (click here for my 2017 round-up) but it was not necessarily a good thing as this year has proven that less is more when it comes to watching dramas.
I will have a lot more to say here so come with me in looking back at the dramas that I have watched this year!
Merry Christmas, dearest readers! It’s that time of the year again when I look back into the dramas that I’ve watched in a year. Comparing it to my 2016 record of 12 dramas and 6 specials, I only managed to finish 10 dramas this year and most of them were even started last year. What a great decline and the trend observed was that as I grew older, the less dramas I get to watch when I thought it would be the opposite *sighs*.
On a brighter side, I ended up loving more than half of the dramas that I watched out of 10 so quality over quantity was probably the main theme of this year’s drama round-up. I’ll stop talking now and hope you can join me in going through this wonderful drama year!
In Time With You turned out to be one of my top few favourite taiwanese dramas so I’m definitely looking forward to this. I found the Korean remake to be pretty meh but I like both main leads here so I’m really anticipating it. I can already imagine the two as Cheng Youqing (whose character I loved) and Li Daren (…whom was borderline creepy if you think hard about it). Anyway, Zhang Ruoyun looks so good cooking (as seen in Diva Hits the Road 3) so I’m pretty sure this drama will be an eyeful too.
PS: Zhang Ruoyun and Tang Yixin (whom I found really pretty from Legend of Zhen Huan) officially announced that they are dating recently. I’m really happy for them so I’ll take this chance to send some blessings their way. Hopefully we’ll be hearing wedding bells soon!
Zhang Tianai (The Founding of an Army), Zhang Ruoyun (Sky on Fire) and Xu Weizhou(Addiction) have been announced as the leads of upcoming modern romance drama TheEvolution of Our Love 爱情进化论. The producers aren’t promoting it as such, but the story line definitely sounds like a remake of the hit 2011 Taiwanese drama In Time With You.
520 is a day of confession! So why did Yang Di confess to Luhan? Madness! And Zhang Ruoyun confessed to Xie Na while He Jiong confessed to Gulinazha? Didn’t they know the ladies were married/attached!?
Well, if you read my recap on the 20th May Happy Camp episode, you should know that the losing team had to post a confession on weibo for the winning team. I’ve translated the confessions from Yang Di –> Luhan, He Jiong –> Gulinazha, Sandra Ma Sichun –> Wei Jia, and Du Haitao –> Chen Shu, Wuxin –> Joseph Zeng Shunxi and Zhang Ruoyun –> Xie Na here. Enjoy 🙂
Wait what, I am so surprised! I didn’t know they were dating. But I’m happy to hear the news. I hope they will be blissful and loving even though it seems like a shotgun marriage. It’s hard to manage a marriage between two celebrities, especially since they are so young and still rising in fame. (Just look at actress Bai Baihe and singer Chen Yufan’s recent divorce…)
I really liked Dong Zijian in Young Style (and the one episode of Give Me Five 高能少年团 I watched) as well as Sun Yi in Fifteen Years to Wait for Migratory Birds and Because of You. I wish for nothing but the best for them!