Earlier this week I brought the first official stills of Yoon Eun Hye in Lie to Me, yet it somehow felt incomplete. That’s because without her co-star Kang Ji Hwan to complete the tableau, Lie to Me just feels like a three-legged chair. I was worried the drama would keep him under wraps until its premiere, but thankfully the production has a functioning brain because today it released the first two official stills of Kang Ji Hwan’s chaebol hotel president character in Lie to Me. Me <—————*jaw drop* He looks soooooo fine I need my own bucket. I love his high-maintenance hair, so don’t judge me, it looks great on him, along with his awesome tailored suits. Continue reading
Sunny Happiness, currently the #1 Sunday night TW-drama, isn’t about to take its rating’s crown for granted. Mike He and Janine Chang attended a Sunny Happiness fan meeting yesterday, which coincidentally was the night before the premiere of Drunken to Love You. When asked if he was worried about the upcoming competition, Mike pooh-poohed any such worry, saying that DTLY was just another bridge SH has to cross.
Good answer, Mike, and you know how much I love SH, but excuse for moment while I whisper something off to the side (pssstt – I’ve watched the first episode of DTLY three times already this morning – three times in a row). Anyways, back to my beloved Yong Yong and Yun Jie – don’t they look gorgeous together still? Sigh, SH is perfection from beginning to end, and I’m still pinching myself this drama came along to reinvigorate my faith in TW-dramas again. Continue reading
Today saw the premiere of the SETTV drama Drunken to Love You. Below I’ve brought the three songs that appeared in the first episode, and all three songs are immediate and utter love for me (I’ll talk about episode 1 later, but the fact that I am posting about this drama’s songs should indicate what my feelings are). The opening title song is by Magic Power MP魔幻力量 (who sang one of my most favorite title songs for any TW-drama, the kickass title song for PS Man), and it’s called “不按牌理出牌” (the meaning of the title is “Doing Something Unexpected”). Continue reading
While I may not be interested in Romance Town, it could very well be the dark horse in the Wed-Thurs battle. Frankly, I know better than to bet on ratings winners, I much prefer to lay my chips on which drama I expect to enjoy the most (BestLoveBestLoveBestLove). More stills have been released from Romance Town, including the first official look at leading man Jung Kyeo Woon, who looks appropriately chaebol-esque. Continue reading
Oh man, I don’t know how I’m going to restrain myself until this drama airs the proper version I want to watch. The Other Shore 1945 with Vic Zhou and Janine Chang released two more trailers, and I’ve translated all the dialogue below the video. Word is that the drama will air in late May in China, and early July in Taiwan. However, the Chinese version will in fact be dubbing over the Taiwanese dialogue, leaving all the characters speaking Mandarin. The Japanese dialogue portions remain intact.
The Chinese television commission has long had a rule that there can be no regional dialects on any television show, period. Foreign language is fine, but a regional Chinese dialect is prohibited, mostly an antiquated rule to promulgate Mandarin Chinese as the official dialect amongst the hundreds of regional Chinese dialects out there. Since Taiwanese is a regional dialect, it’s a no go. That means I’m going to have to wait until July to watch the drama on the Taiwan airing, which will have all the languages spoken as the drama intended. The two new trailers look awesome, so have a look. Continue reading
The upcoming TW-movie Bad Girl (女孩壞壞) with Ella Chen and Mike He held its pre-production costume fitting and first photo shoot of its two lead actors yesterday. Ella plays a hardscrabble high school student who loves her family, and forms a girl gang called Bad Girls to protect the neighborhood and keep it free of crime. One day a movie production comes to her high school to film, and the lead actor Justin (played by Mike) is an arrogant movie star who dazzles all the girls. Due to circumstances beyond her control, Ella’s character becomes the lead in the movie-within-a-movie, pitting her against Justin, and sparks fly. Continue reading