First Look at Upcoming SETTV Friday Drama The Perfect Match with Chris Wu and Ivy Shao

The wait was short on this one and I couldn’t be happier. The countdown has begun with the confirmed February 24th premiere date of new SETTV Friday night idol drama The Perfect Match, with the title a pun on the leads being top quality perfect matches as well as their characters being chefs with the drama centered around food. There’s been a slew of cooking themed dramas in the last few years, Pleasantly Surprised, Taste of Love, Love Cuisine, just to name a few, whether it’s a resurgence of the genre or just a good reason to throw in more tie-ins.

This one gets my attention for the return to idol fare of newly minted Golden Bell Best Actor winner Chris Wu, and doing it with SETTV despite his last idol drama being the network’s hilariously wonky King Flower (Substitute Princess). I already see his acting chops at work in the short teasers below, and hopefully leading lady Ivy Shao will avoid the typical TW-drama leading lady style of being overly cutesy. Nikki Hsieh pulls of being adorable and edgy like no other, but I’m hoping Chris hits the chemistry magic with Ivy this time around. Continue reading

Beautifully Angsty Romance in MV Preview for C-drama Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms

The idea of reincarnation and even love or vengeance passing through the lives is a staple of Chinese lore, and in the upcoming fantasy C-drama Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms even gods and goddesses are not immune … Continue reading

Nirvana in Fire Top List of 20 C-dramas with Highest C-audience Feedback on Douban Website

Mainland Chinese dramas have taken great leaps forward in quality in recent years, but the sheer quantity of output makes it a veritable smorgasbord of offering too voluminous for the novice to sort through. I only watch what interests me, … Continue reading

Preview for Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms Increase Excitement with Scheduled January 30th Premiere

Promotions are ramping up for the C-drama premiere of fantasy romance Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Mile Peach Blossoms, airing on January 30th with a head start on the movie version which doesn’t hit the theaters until summer of 2017. … Continue reading

Sweeping Period Romance C-drama General and I With Wallace Chung and Angelababy Premieres this January 3rd

New year and the first C-drama out of the gate is the splashy romance period piece General and I, adapted from the popular C-novel A Lonesome Fragrance Waiting to be Appreciated. I think the casting is on point with period … Continue reading

C-ent Discusses the Most Popular Chinese and Korean Onscreen Bromances of 2016

Recent years have had no shortage of small and big screen bromances with male leads sometimes stealing the show from even the central OTP romance. It proffers the guys being guys camaraderie tinged with wink wink emotional connection, the best … Continue reading