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!
After 17 years since the original drama aired, “Meteor Garden” is returning to our screens with these young and fresh faces.
As another good year closes, another good one (*crossing our fingers*) is coming very soon! 2017 was a really good year of dramas for me as supported by my year-end round-up. One thing to be happy about is that 2018 is already looking so good with the line-up of dramas that is getting ready to hit our screens. Join my excitement as I write about the dramas that I’m happily anticipating for this new 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!
It’s been a while since I finished watching Three Lives Three World: Ten Miles of Peach Blossom. I was addicted and completed all 58 episodes in 4 days. One of the most enjoyable thing while watching was reading the comments!
It provided me with quite a bit of insights and a lot of amusement. So I picked some of my favourite comments that I either found really funny or agreed with to translate. Enjoy!
Lead actor Mark Chao got criticized for getting this role because “he wasn’t handsome enough” UGH whatever, people.
EPIC, AMAZING, FANTASTIC, BRILLIANT, BEAUTIFUL, ADDICTING, and all the other positive adjectives you could think of.
Yes, I’m officially part of the millions of people who got drunk with peach blossom wine. If you have been following us on Twitter, you could have easily seen how rapid the system of “Eternal Love” was eating me up. It is now one of the dramas that I consider very close to my heart since it has saved me from a drama slump (suffered for 3 months or more lol). If you want to know more of my thoughts regarding China’s biggest hit drama of the year, then go on and read some more.
[Edit 9/10/2017] I noticed a surge in views for this post these few days. I’m guessing it had something to do with Luhan’s public introduction of his girlfriend, Guan Xiaotong, on weibo. I would like just like to state a disclaimer here: as much as I have shipped the LuDi couple (…gimmicks! Can’t believe I’m still falling for these variety gimmicks even after being such a seasoned viewer!…) in my Keep Running posts, these are all just discussion posts for viewers’ pleasure. I’m happy for Luhan and Guan Xiaotong and would support them (for they are the real couple!) and hope you would do so too 🙂
I don’t usually watch Keep Running but I chanced upon Season 5’s episode 3 the other day and decided to watch it to see how is it like without Angelababy. From that episode, I have jumped to conclusions and am convinced that Lu Han is interested in Dilireba.
Yes, you read that right! It didn’t seem so long ago that the Chinese version of Korea’s famous reality show “We Got Married” premiered in Jiangsu TV. This show launched so many shipper dreams all thanks to the pairings of Ruby Lin-Ren Zhong, Kimi Qiao-Xu Lu, and Choi Siwon-Liu Wen. To relive those moments, you may check out my partner’s previous recaps 😉 Good news to all fangirls out there as another season will keep us entertained with a perfect premiere date on (Western) Valentine’s Day! But before that, we must ask one very important question: WHO ARE THE OTPs?!!