TLDR: Yang Yang & Dilireba in a refreshing & sweet drama. Short episodes for an easy watch. Watched the first 8 episodes and I’m boarding this ship! Can’t wait for the remaining episodes to be aired. Besides loving what I saw, I’m also having good vibes because this is based on a novel by Gu Man, the author who wrote Love O2O which I loved!Continue reading
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.
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!
Drop by for a preview and tell me how do they look!
The Whirlwind Girl is my newest crack drama. I started watching two days ago and now I’m already halfway through Season 2. The Whirlwind Girl is so pleasing on the eyes! The content is pretty decent too, at least for an idol drama like that.
Hi readers, it’s been a long time. I have disappeared without warning for the past few months but the irony is, I watched more dramas than I ever did during the times I was active on here. During my disappearance, I was on a drama binge, probably because I finally had time to throw myself into the world of dramas without worrying about blogging and all. Continue reading
I’m back to give you the 2nd part (and last!) 2015 Drama Round-Up! If you missed part 1 then I suggest you read it here for other drama reviews 😀
Still the same disclaimer: These are brief (not really brief for some lol) reviews of all the dramas that I watched this year. So this doesn’t necessarily mean that the dramas were all made in 2015 as the title of this post may have suggested.
I have divided it into parts just like the last time: STORY IN A NUTSHELL (without spoilers, I promise!), POSITIVE (+) & NEGATIVE (-) things about it, and my OVERALL RATING.
Are we ready? 😀
Looking forward to this! 🙂 I loved the novel so I can’t wait to see how the drama turns out. I’ll most likely be recapping this drama when it airs as well because I would hopefully be more free then 😀
Set half in an online wuxia game and half in reality, Wei Wei Yi Xiao Hen Qing Cheng 微微一笑很倾城 is the third of author Gu Man’s novels to be adopted by Croton Media (the other two being The Boss & Me and My Sunshine).
Zheng Shuang and Yang Yang play a pair of college classmates who fell in love through an online video game, where the two play heads of two clans on an online role-playing game with an ancient setting. You can read a translation of the novel here. Mao Xiaotong plays her best friend.
Get ready for some eye candy today as this post will just be a Yang Yang cuteness overload post! He’s on the cover of Modern Lady China and his campaign photos for Kiss Kiss have also been released. Click “continue reading” for more perfection!
As a C-entertainment fan who has a very limited knowledge of Chinese, I still go to Weibo everyday just because of the beautiful updates/photos posted by beautiful people here.Our man Zhang Han just being irresistible (and he’s surely aware of it!). I’m quite sure that his selfie was taken on the set of his upcoming time-travelling drama, “Braveness of the Ming”.