Best Love appears to be upending the traditional rom-com love development. Rather than have the angst be about the couple not knowing or denying their feelings for each other, here all the feelings are pretty much laid out in the open, but we’re getting boatloads of angst that is going to hurt so bad. I’m so invested in this drama it’s not even funny. What’s worse is knowing that even if the OTP gets together, there is still an entire world of people wanting to break them up. This is not good for my sanity. Continue reading
After a month of filming, GTV finally released the first official stills of Ariel Lin and Bolin Chen in the upcoming TW-drama In Time With You. This has been a very low-key production for various reasons, one of which has to be all the media swarming over to currrently filming Extravagant Challenge. The low-key vibe suits everyone at ITWY just fine, as sometimes more mystery whets the appetite. Ariel looks luminous and gorgeous, and Bolin is starting to grow on me. ITWY doesn’t have an airdate yet, but hopefully it’ll be picked up soon after it finishes filming so that I can see Ariel back onscreen sooner rather than later. Continue reading
Seriously, if these two people got any cuter as a couple I might actually fursplode into a real Koala simply by staring at them, the way Jacob goes all wolfy in the novels-which-shant-be-named. Rainie Yang and Joseph Chang attended a Drunken to Love You fan meeting at Taipei’s Mitsukoshi department store this weekend, showing up wearing a couple’s outfit, which they claimed to have completely not coordinated at all.
I actually believe them, because I never once think they are dating in real life, plus Joseph has a long-time girlfriend of over five years. It’s just adorable to ship them as Jie Xiu and Xiao Ru. Yen J‘s album dropped over the weekend, so I’m also bringing you the download link for the second song from his album which shows up in the DTLY OST called “It’s not like this will take away the loneliness” 又不是這樣就不孤獨. Continue reading
I seriously must applaud Hwang Jung Eum‘s courage – for not only stepping out in public wearing the outfits she was saddled with by May’s Elle Girl magazine, but working the fascinatingly bizarre get-ups and being photographed in it for posterity. The fashionista in me cringed when I saw these pictures (a nightmare from head-to-toe), but the nerd in me squealed with delight at the homage to Smurfette, Lucy, and Snoopy. The concept must be Lolita-meets-Comic-Book-Guy. Continue reading
Simply gorgeous. Elle China magazine paired up Joe Cheng and top-model-trying-to-be-an actress Lin Chi Ling for a Spring photoshoot, and the result was high fashion magic. I’ve come to the realization that Joe vacillates between great performances and crap performances, but his model-beginnings never fail him. Between Joe, Mike He, and Ethan Ruan, I think Joe vogues the best.
As for Chi Ling, she is undoubtedly the perfect print model, always connecting with the camera. But she cannot extend snapshot connections to moving performances, which is why her acting is nails-on-a-chalkboard horrific for me to watch. Regardless, love them in this photoshoot together. Continue reading
I posted about the upcoming SBS sageuk Tree with Deep Roots (Deeply Rooted Tree) here back in March when Jang Hyuk and Han Suk Kyu were cast as the leads, respectively playing a court investigator and King Sejong. The drama is scheduled for a September Wed-Thurs slot, and is getting a nice head start on casting and pre-production. Shin Se Kyung has just been confirmed as the leading lady, making this her first starring role in a primetime drama (High Kick Through the Roof was a daily sitcom). Continue reading