My Pig Lady
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  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.5
  • Music 3.0
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
Story was simple, rich rural girl yearns to be in urban high-life scene & man yet shuns all the insincerity of the upper-class. This Tdrama was OK, moderate to high cheesiness of acting and silly antics which is common in Tdrama world. The redeeming portion of the entire drama was the onscreen chemistry between the two leads which was refreshing and heartfelt which is not always common in the drama world while read more the second pairing was distant and possessed NO chemistry! As for music & re-watch values - *blerg*. The OST is beyond cheesy and bothersome kitschy. The second most memorable role was the pet pig who was always dressed up - and not on a plate. Somehow the show entertained and that's why we watch drama. Would I re-watch? Not in my plans, enough pig farmer & pretty boy for awhile...
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Bad Guys
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2 hours ago
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  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
Just finished watching the finale and I gotta say that I am sad to see this one go. Both the cast and crew did an amazing job in making this production and they couldn't have picked a better group of guys to portray this story. The show was very fast-paced, as it kept you on your feet and drew your attention to some real life lessons. And the ending. The ending was read more so amazingly perfect as it suggests that there may be a possible second season in the making. I was watching six other k-dramas but this one was probably my favorite out of all of them. I'm really gonna miss watching this every week!
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Introduction of the Princess
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by ZWS
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13 hours ago
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  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I am Ruby Lin's Fans so dont blame me if i say Ruby many good words..

many people wrote the reviews already i am just adding some facts about this series :
1. this is Ruby Lin's first series as a producer. She is an investor as well and asking many other party to join the production including HunanTV which already bought this series before it filming (also as one of the read more inverstors)

2. Ruby is the one who keep asking Wallace Huo to acts in this series, she said she need asking 3 times to him till he accept it (according to Wallace in his interview he said that he only had 1 month to finish this series since he using his holiday time to accept ruby invitation). Ruby is keep say Wallace Huo is the one who fit in this character (although many other actors already in her waitlist to replace Wallace, but she keep asking to Wallace Huo until he accept it).

3. Liu Kuan is the first actor confirmed as man lead months before filming starts, he knows ruby from the other series which cooperate together.

4. HunanTv is the one who need to be blame of the ending parts. It keep changing the time schedule to this series. N suddenly HunanTV announce that this series airing right after Bu Bu Jing Xin (due to high rating of BBJX Hunantv take the chance to make this series had a good rating too). but the editing team dont have time to edit right away, with the 3 eps each day mon-fri, no time to do a good cutting for the last episodes.. thats why if u watch seriously, u will feel the different plot from the beginning and the ending, at beginning it quite slow introducing one and one characters, at the end kinda rushing to finish). PLUS, HunanTV also change the total episode (it just rumour that HunanTV is the one cutting those ending episodes from 48 to 42 ep so the original one is 48 episodes >.<)

5. this series makes Ruby Lin as Best Producer in TV Drama Award in China in that year.

6. Ruby was hurt by Wallace Huo's furry cloths, her eyes were allergic to furry so during filming she was go to doctor for few days to check her eyes.

7. this series is made from a high recommend online novel. about one woman who loved by 3 Kings but she can't be the Queen forever.

I know this series isnt perfect but i do know my idol, she doing her best to this series. i dont satisfied too much to this series, but i can understand why.
Many of actors(actress) who come this series because of her. Like Wang LIn (who played as Ruby Mom in other series) said she thanks to Ruby who give her a chance to play her character so she can change her image and do have change to act with Kara Hui (both are well known actress)
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Abandoned Secret
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13 hours ago
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  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I can't believe this drama was made from 2011 and not very popular. This one is totally under-rated. This must be one of the best Chinese Drama I've ever seen.

The storyline and all characters are really outstanding as their personality, their thinking, their action really captivate me, really impressive. I keep wondering what will happen next, how will they solve that riddle? This is some rare drama when we see the read more characters actually take their actions boldly, they do what they want to do (of course sometimes they do depend on others's will), not just sitting around making us suffer watching them just ponder upon everything for like.. idk half an episode like other dramas normally do.

I love the main character Liu Liu. She is not perfect, she is not the goody-two-shoe type, but she's also not too obnoxious or too cruel. She has her soft side and her dark side, just her smile makes us all have to love her. If you are tired of the "pure, innocent being bullied" type of female lead, then you definitely have to watch and enjoy this drama.

The love story of the old and the young are also very romantic, sad but beautiful. Of course the drama may become too long, too exhausting at some point, but you are bound to love the characters, trust me.

The music, well, not that good, but I still gave it an 8, while all others aspects I must give a 10. Well not the rewatch value of course, since I only rewatch the romantic scenes of the main couple, trust me, 66 and 77 are the cutest and best couple ever. The chemistry between them was so real that I am surprised that there are no scandals in real life between them :p Maybe because this drama was under-rated and haven't received much attention. What a shame ! :(
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Forgotten
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by ZWS
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14 hours ago
14 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I am Ruby Lin's fans so dont blame me if i say her goods ^^

Forgotten is a mini-drama, only airing 2 times (1 movie parts into 2) in 2 weeks in one of Taiwan's tv cable station so its not your fault that u dont know about this movie at all.

Producer by Ruby Lin herself, this is (as her fans) one of her great works. it is the first time read more she acted with Christopher Lee but yet had such a great chemistry.

the story time line is so perfect it takes us moving forward and back again to before. but yet still a nice explanation to us bout Wei An's two kind characters n make it clear where is the difference.

this mini drama which only aired in 1 tv cable and 1 web brought it to Golden Bell Award Nominee in 3 categories : Best Actor, Best Director, Best Lighting although didnt win one of them ^^

because of the limited promotion only Ruby Lin's fans who keep promoting it via many forums and also coz the limited popularity, non of popular web online making its eng-sub. thats why Ruby Lin's fans make a simple engsub to the foreign fans n upload it in youtube (you can easily find it).

Ruby acts so perfectly even dont make a room to say her weakness in this drama (only in this drama she acts perfect not every her work she done so beautifully but yet this one different).
while Christopher Lee make a great chemistry to his role and balance it with Ruby's role. the duo is just perfectly acted.

the music is from old songs title Hold Hands sing by Su Rui who also known well singer played beautifully in the perfect time and will surely make ur tears coming up.. ENJOY
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The Way We Were
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16 hours ago
16 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 10
I made account to write this Series review..
I am Ruby Lin's fans since Princess Pearl.. and I know every detail (which fans should know it) of this series..

I wont make a review about the story tells about since many review wrote it but i want to add &amp;quot;behind the scene&amp;quot; of this series.

this series made from 31 March 2014 and ended on 1 July 2014.. Ruby is the producer read more of this series. She made t this series since she want to make Taiwan Series booming again using her own experience in Mainland China years. and hoping this series will win Taiwan Golden Bell Award next year.

this story began when Ruby met the writer, when writer said good bye to Ruby to go home, he remember and said to Ruby that he wants to make a story about &amp;quot;good bye&amp;quot; because he said &amp;quot;we dont ever know if this good bye will be a forever good bye, so every good bye is important&amp;quot;.

the production is took secretly we only know that this series will be about 16 years relationship n parts in 3 (year 1998-1999, 2008, 2013-14). at first announcement she was invited Tony Yang to make an early promotion (we did thinking that he is the man lead, but after the official announcement we just know that she changed the man lead to Leroy Yang). the real title is 16 Summer as for 16 years they known each other but in english they changed into The Way We Were.

as for Tiffany Ann Hsu, Ruby always said when she choosing actors(actress) she want to choose actors(actress) who want to change their images. Ann said in media that she was always asking to play a girly, rich, smart woman, so when Ruby asking her to act in The Way We Were with this different image, she said to her manager to postpone her entire schedule n take the inviting right away.
then Ruby did said that she choose Ann because it fit her imagination about Rui Rui. (PS : she did also said a little bit regret to choose Ann because she is too pretty hahahahaha.. but since this series they become a good friend)

so, we also watch n know how good is this series. Some fact that you should know if you want to watch it.. THIS SERIES MADE IN 2 VERSIONS!!! (one chinese version, and another is taiwan version)

the different mostly in episode 11. Viki, iQiyi, etc link I know, all in Chinese version, barely can watch taiwan's version now. it was uploaded in Youtube when it airing but last time i check the link was banned by Youtube now. I want to say this editing n filming is so great 1 big different but can filming at same scene and time *two thumbs up to the director.

and i cant say where is the difference parts since it will ruin the great surprise... hahahaha.. you gotta find that episode by yourself.. then you will moved and touched more n more..

about the music, as i know the singer Eric Zhou and the song is booming now, and he well known in Mainland China too.. (Ruby had a lot of very loyal fans in China so no wonder if in iQiyi made a record for millions time re-watch.. and as for last episode I found the link was breaking since so many people watch it in same time ^^)

the other song who also booming is called &amp;quot;I Don't Know What Is Love&amp;quot; ???????? Wo Bu Zhi Dao Ai Shi Shen Me singer : Eve Ai ???. this song played in many sad scenes and the words are so touched many fans don't even notice it because they were too focus into the scene. then when they realize it they will love the song.

also to promote this series all actors asking their friend to say some words bout goodbye and we can find them in the first minute every episode. some of them are Zhang Ziyi, Vivian Hsu, Tony Yang, Cecilia Cheung, Shu Qi (you can find the entire list in wikipedia)

This series break the record for ratings since it broke rating 2 (usually in that time slot and once episode in a week the rating less than 1 in same tv station).

the other facts :
1. many Taiwan's actor are like the series and post in weibo tell how they feel bout this series like Shu QI who friends to Ruby, and Fanfan with her husband Chen Jian Zhou who also said that they watching this series with tears and thankful that they still together

2. When Ruby was in Starbucks's cafe she had her coffee with extra note from coffee maker about how good is this series, she moved and post it in her weibo

3. Vivian Hsu who also one of Ruby's best friend did came to filming place and make a huge happiness among the production team and actors too hahaha..

4. the all 5 people still keep meeting each other now the relationship become more tight in real life (since they were a good friend for 16 years in series). last filming scene only took Leroy and Ruby but all the 5 members are coming to celebrate the ending of filming itself which moved Ruby and Leroy.

5. Ann said when she acted one of crying scene she was barely stop the tears. they not even start filming yet, so the director keep asking her to calm down because there will be more crying scenes after. Ann said she was like that because she was reminded by those happy time together (since they were 16 years friends in story) those feeling come right away n tears are coming down by itself, she cried till shacking and all production team also effected with no smile and sad mood.

6. the early story many jokes about Ruby applied hahaha like watching Princess Pearl etc (in 1998-1999 princess pearl push the peak of the popularity including Ruby Lin as Zi Wei one of main roles)

7. Ruby cried many times (5-6 times) only to say the last 2 sentence of the last scene &quot;Remember than it will be forever, an ending is just the other beginning&quot; haha.. till months after filming her tears still coming down whenever said those 2 sentences.

last for my review, if u watch it and not crying at all.. maybe you should asking yourself if there is something wrong with you. haha just kidding but i watch it many times and cry as many as i watch it is not sad tears more about touched and moved by the story.. many scenes took an awkward situations which make u wanna cry and smile at the same time those feeling only can be know if u truly watch the entire story. ENJOY..
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Sukitte Ii nayo
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17 hours ago
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  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 5.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Let me just put a disclaimer out there and say that I didn't watch this movie with subs. I probably only understood about 30-40% of the dialogue. But afterwards, I went and watched most of the anime to fill in what I missed. Therefore, my review is unbiased because of not having read the manga or seen the anime beforehand.
Overall, this movie was pretty mediocre. Maybe I'm just being harsh, but read more I like my romance anime/drama/movies to have some substance to them, some extra oomph... something that makes them special and go above and beyond what is considered the norm in this genre.

STORY:
This was a pretty generic story. Unsocialized, friendless girl meets pretty boy Mr Popular. The story goes through all of the cliches a shojo manga would encounter.

ACTING/CAST:
The acting was decent to good. I think Sota Fukushi did a good job in his role, as well as supporting cast. I can't say too fondly of Haruna Kawaguchi though. I don't know if it was just how the writers wrote Mei to be, but I just felt like she was incredibly awkward throughout the movie (it was either the actress or the character Mei). There was no life in her and very little growth throughout the movie. Mei was not an interesting character at all because of her social awkwardness. So bland...
Also, as much as the lead actors tried, I did not feel the chemistry between them at all. It totally shows in their kisses. Kisses are usually awkward in Japanese dramas and movies, but this was especially awkward. They kissed SO MANY TIMES, but the kisses were so awkward each time, it made it even worse.. I cringed at the sight of seeing them kiss... Plus, Mei trying to stop Yamato mid-kiss by pushing him/his arm away was just so unconvincing.

MUSIC:
I liked the music, but it wasn't something mind-blowing. I liked the nice instrumentals in the background, especially the tracks with the piano. It was calming, it was nice and set the scene appropriately.

REWATCH VALUE:
The only reason I rated it a little higher is because I watched the movie without subs. Rewatching this would help me with my listening skills for Japanese. I wouldn't rewatch it for the story or the characters though. I'm even listening to the dialogue of the movie as I type right now.
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Bad Guys
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23 hours ago
23 hours ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
And here it is! The Best drama of 2014 for me! Right from the start I believed in my guys and they didn't dissapoint me. If you're hesitant to watch it, may you should read this first. Who knows maybe I'll convince you ;)

Crime, detectives, action, invenstigation, blood, killers, victims, secrets, don't just by reading it excite you? I'm the biggest sucker for those kind of dramas and they always manage read more to make me feel good and give me exciting and indescribable feeling of happines and joy. But this drama was way more different than the others. Unique, original and rare.
Did you ever get a feeling to kickass somebody? Like some person that you can't stand, or is annoying to you? I know you do, cause there is no human being that is nice. Well you can pretend to be, but you can't run from dirty and ugly truth of you. And I know that I'm not wrong, even if I tried to deny who knows how many times. And this is what this drama is about. Speaking from my own angle of view while I was watching this drama I had that badass feeling and I got so into the story that I actually felt their pain, joy and a happiness of putting bad guys in jail to rot. Title "Bad guys" actually says itself so you can at least imagine what I think right?
As I said before I never watched a drama similar to this one. The story is simply brilliant and I want to thank the writer's mind and writer to bringing this drama into a dramaland. Former Detective Oh Gu Tak got a mission from Police Chef that in order to stop rising violent crime he must form a team and catch the culprits. He form a team by taking men with the worstest crimes' cases: a contract serial killer Tae Soo, the youngest serial killer, intellegent Jung Moon and a gangster Woong Chul. Bad guys killing bad guys, doesn't sound original? Every character has it's own story and secrets that are hidden deep inside their heart. By gaining trust the strong bond was formed and they started opening to each other. But, where's a trust there's a betrayal, but if you want to believe that person no matter how deep inside you think that he's wrong and bad betrayal again can be replaced by trust. This is a case of these guys. No matter how bad and dirty they were by learning to betrayal and trust they finally believed in each other. And those moments were so strong, emotional, powerful that they moved me to the bones.

Oh my how much I love Kim Sang Joon ahjussi. He is my love of older actors and I always say that he is born to play badass roles. That style suits him the best and in this drama he was no different. He potrays a former detective Oh Gu Tak who's lost his daughter due to a serial killing where his daughter was the last victim of it. Since then, his only goal was to put the bastard in jail.
Jo Dong Hyeok potrays a sexy contract killer, but very clever men. He's heartless, but when he develops feeling for a woman that he musn't love he changes.
My love Park Hae Jin potrays Lee Jung Moon, the youngest serial killer and very intellegent man. People see him as a psychopath and he has a bad past with Oh Gu Tak. Personally he was the most pitied character. His sad, teary eyes and innocent look were the moments where I couldn't help but cry whenever he was crying.
Awww my badass teddy bear will always be in a heart. Ma Dong Seok potrays Park Woong Cheol, a gangster who in a jail for almost 30 years. His character I experienced as a man who everything resolves with a fist and even though he's a bad man he hates evil people. He can be straight and very protective towards the people he cares.
I don't want to spoil anything to you anymore, but I'll simply just say this: These are guys who play by their own rule!

Every second of this spectacular drama was precious and worth. A deep, dark, violence drama with it's deep and strong characters, wonderful music, well made action scenes, twists that keeped me glued to screen for 11 hours brought me an enjoyment which I haven't enjoyed in a long time. Bad guys simply won my heart and will stay there forever. I LOVE you Bad Guys <3
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A Man Called God
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  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
A man called God is a pretty cool action drama but it struggles with some huge issues. One major flaw is that depite the obvious big budget involved in making this drama, the weren’t consistent with the standard they created for themselves therefore making the flaws in this drama more obvious and damaging. Even some of the cast acting were bad or inconsistent. For example there was this “American” FBI agent whose read more acting seems top notch at first and then a scene arrives where he meets Micheal on the street and the acting so obviously sucked. He is later shown again with some quality acting. I believe part of this problem here lay with the director and scriptwriter though.

Then there’s the casting itself. I don’t think Micheal was the perfect cast for this role but I think he did ok overrall. He does have the face of an avenger and looks mean when he needs to but the problem is he looks mean/too serious most of the time including times when he may not mean to. Like when he’s being a cool flirt, or acting as a gentle man. He just comes off as a bit too serious most of the time. And it seems the script wright isn’t knowledgeable in the “cool flirt/player boy” area because he/she was too dependent on cheezy cliché stuff like the “catching the girl when she’s falling/beating up bad guys to save her” type of tricks to make Micheal the “smooth” guy character. Using such techniques is understandable and ok but the way it is executed in this drama dosent pull off quite well. Scriptwright & probably director as well certainly need lessons from movies like Batman or dramas like Bad Guy or Que sera sera or maybe real smooth guys in action because the cheesiness in this drama can be a bit overwhelming lol. That being said there are other noticeable minor faults contained in this drama but still these “minor” faults eventually add up and take a toll on what could have been a perfect 10/10 drama bringing it down to like a 7/10.

On the good side of things the big budget in this drama does pay off and you get to see alot of cool things and eye candy characters (well maybe not a lot but a fair enough amount). And I sorta liked the overly fancy hairdo’s, the action scenes were cool enough and I definitely enjoyed the Oceans 11/Batman part of things here. So if you liked those two movies then this drama is for you just as long as you don’t let its minor faults get to you. *Bibian, would you marry me?? I can’t live without you!* Lolz XD (“Bibian” is kinda like an inside joke if you’ve seen this drama lol)
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Mahoro Ekimae Bangaichi
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  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
Mahoro Ekimae Bangaichi is an ultra freaking brilliant drama. If it were to be classified according to genre, it's going to be slice-of-life plus chill wave, dead pan humor plus satire and even more satire drenched in some sort of crude humor. In the absence of chic overly polished elements with its unnervingly mundane settings and characters, and no over-promising story lines, this drama just lived up beyond what it describes itself read more and left viewers expecting. From a Shion Miura novel to a tv series, this probably is one of those film and serial adaptations that brought a book to life and gave a in-depth study of the characters. Since there is a limited amount of time (short length of episodes), Mahoro must create a simple and succinct yet moving story arc for each episode. There is an attention to details and brevity that makes Mahoro a pleasure to watch. In other words there is no nonsense scenes that you just want to skip because every minute counts.

Most people will probably want to watch this for the Eita + Matsuda Ryuhei combination, but the humor and the way the drama is filmed is like the cherry on top. I also love the two main characters who are anything but your typical male leads in jdramas.
Lines reflect minimalism. Words are mostly minimal and normal to very dumb sounding conversations that are kept to simple tiny bits of phrases then later on becomes philosophical thoughts and rhetoric questions thrust into the end or in between these seemingly mundane and meaningless conversations and BAM that’s when it hits you hard on the head and in the heart. This also the point where you as a viewer have something similar to a character and then you start to review your life choices and principles in life. In addition, It contains an exploration of the micro socio-economic structures as a work of fiction that highly reflects reality but is never cliched like telenovela but more relevant to real life moral issues and the cause and effects of society.
Mahoro is a very laid-back, simple story of two guys–Gyoten and Tada–who do various odd-jobs around their city. I love the ‘lazy’ feel that Mahoro has. This might sound weird but yeah, Mahoro has this lazy atmosphere which is also quite reflective of Gyoten and Tada’s way of life.

Anyway, the first thing you may notice in Mahoro is the BROMANCE. Yes, it is awesome. And not just because it is Eita and Matsuda Ryuhei together. The thing I love about the bromance is that it is not forced into the drama. It is not there just for some obligatory swoony bromance. Instead Tada and Gyoten feel very natural when they are together and it goes unsaid that they have a really deep companionship and bond. Also the main selling point of the drama is NOT just that there is always eye candy with Eita and Matsuda Ryuhei on the screen. Instead the characters of Tada and Gyoten are very ordinary yet charming at the same time.
At some point in Mahoro, I think you’ll begin to realize that it is way more than just bromance and humor. Mahoro is not only about shipping Tada and Gyoten, it’s not about the weird odd-jobs they do, but it's also about the people that Gyoten and Tada encounter. I guess what I’m trying to say is, Mahoro is not scared to show you things as they are. It’s not scared to go places that might even make you feel a bit uncomfortable. I like that the drama doesn’t sugarcoat anything and simply shows people as they are–flawed human beings. It exposes the dark sides of the characters but also makes sure to show their good sides. Pretty much none of the people that Tada and Gyoten encounter are people you would consider to be ‘admirable’ or ‘respectable’ but the drama always counters this by showing their redeeming quality and vulnerability.

The main leads are brilliant, they were at their best in this drama, they simply shine. Both Eita and Matsuda. How they portrayed their characters, there isn't anyone else who could take the role. Although I'm Eita's fan since forever and love him the most, here Matsuda stole the show with his character of Gyoten, instantly became one of my favourite and dearest charactes ever.
In the show, both Tada and Gyoten are quite similar because they both have a really mellow and laidback personality. They are just chilling and drifting through life. Probably the main difference is that Tada is the one that’s “in charge” and is more conscious about social graces whereas Gyoten is irresponsible and blunt, he is also a lot of fun to watch, not exactly impulsive but he is the kind of guy who doesn’t care about boundaries and is willing to take the initiative to do something. His straight-forwardness can come off as being outspoken in certain situations, but earnest in others. Gyoten is a really good balance with Tada because he can help Tada make quick decisions, and Tada can help keep him out of trouble. He can always turn a seemingly boring situation into a funny one. He still has this running joke of telling all his customers that he and Tada are a couple. The funny part is that he looks completely serious whenever he ‘jokes’ about it and the customers end up believing it. Simply he is outstanding and the most interesting nutty character ever.

I liked all the content of this drama, it was refreshing not just because of the script and of the acting but as a whole cinematic masterpiece. The set were utilized as some sort of subliminal advert placement ala spot the hidden brand sponsor. It was not an annoying ad placement or corporate whoring but was more enjoyable to the viewers at the very least. Things like the clever foreshadowing, timing, and the proper use of mature content with props and all dignified the desperation and tensions in the story in a way never done before in Japanese TV. Even the tracks of the OST were superb pieces of music with lyrics drenched in pain and satire though presented in a funky or chill arrangements. The irony is fine in this one.

Watch this drama if :
- you want to see bromance, bromance, and more bromance between Gyoten (Matsuda Ryuhei) and Tada (Eita).
- you're a fan of Eita & Matsuda Ryuhei (WHO WOULDN’T BE?)
- you like quirky, eccentric dramas
- you are ok with the bromance not being everything in the drama.
For those of you who don’t quite like dramas that are too slow and serious, but still want quality without the sappiness, Mahoro might be for you. You may like this drama more if you like a sort of offbeat, quirky drama.
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City Hunter
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  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
The ultimate revenge drama, starring the most popular Korean male actor in the world, is a bit flawed in the beginnning few episodes but anyway, the rest are powerful episodes which boasts one of the most dramatic K-drama I've ever seen. I say the drama is "flawed" only because, after creating unbelievable dramatic tension in the first episode with a shocking - and very hard to watch - mass assassination scene, the read more drama then focuses more during the next four to five episodes on the lead male character's attraction to a girl who is a bodyguard at the "Blue House" (the Korean equivalent of the U.S. White House). I think that was a mistake: if you are going to write a revenge drama then revenge should be the main focus of ALL the episodes. A romance is fine but it should be woven into the story lightly as a true backdrop to what's really going on in this story: two men's thirst for revenge against the people who ordered the mass assassinations of their fellow citizens. To be fair, after about the fifth episode, the drama gets back on track on the revenge theme, and by the end that theme delivers in spades. Any lag in the story at the beginning was the writers' fault, not the actors' fault - they all delivered fine, unforgettable performances, especially the actor who plays Lee Min Ho's adoptive "father" in the story, actor Kim Sang-joong. He blew me away with his intensity, perhaps because in real life he has been a Marine and a cop, as well as an actor. At least his character never loses focus on his ultimate goal of revenge, which is far more believable than Lee Min Ho's character's obsession with a girl.

There’s something about Kim Na Na’s solemn and innocent face that keeps Yoon Seong want to ward off any trouble and stand protective. As time passes he gets drawn to her but his goals prevent him from being open with her. Stolen glances, silent exchanges are all they can afford for the time being. I really like Kim Na Na’s character. Its well drawn out and Park Min Young plays it perfectly, right down to that sweet smile which hides all her worries and troubles.I really liked her acting

When his adoptive father finally has had it with Yoon-sung's interference in his plans to execute the Council of Five, they possibly try to kill each other at the same time. It is not a pretty sight, in fact it's one of the most compelling and mesmerizing scenes in K-drama history. One of the things that make this drama worthwhile are the tension filled fight scenes. Well set and choreographed, the battle sequences are charged and exciting, perfectly displaying our feature character.

Prosecutor Kim Yeong Ju who plays a vital role in this revenge. As a prosecutor he strives hard to catch the corrupted politicians before City Hunter (an alias given by the public to Lee Yoon Seong). But unfortunately he falls short and is always a step behind the mastermind, Yoon Seong. His will and determination to serve Korea justly is commendable.

Another character is Jin Sae Hee, who is a vet and Kim Yeong Ju’s ex-wife. She is played by Hwang Sun Hee, another beauty. She is like an elder sister to Kim Na Na and is very helpful. Throughout the season she shares a cordial relation with Kim Yeong Ju despite their divorce. It gives you hope again and I kept on wishing that they would mend their broken relation. 1 thing I so so so so badly wanted to see/ wished was that they would focus more on Kim Yeong Ju and Jin Sae Hee. Though they were part of the main cast, I feel they didn’t receive as much attention as they should have.

Anyway, all in all, its a very enticing, revenge-scheming, thriller with a dash of romance.
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Prince of Lan Ling
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  • Overall 10
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This was my first Chinese drama that I watched and I absolutely have no regrets watching it. After one episode, I was immediately hooked. When I completed Prince of Lan Ling, it became my #1 favorite drama. No other drama I have watched has compared to this drama for me. I just love it. I find a drama truly good when I can rewatch it and not get bored of it. This read more drama fits that category for me.

Yeah, it has a lot of episodes but trust me, it's so worth watching because of the enthralling story, amazing actors, fantastic music, and the beautiful romance between Lan Ling Wang and Yang Xue Wu.

This drama is unique to me b/c its the first drama where I felt so overly emotionally invested in it when watching it. I pretty much experienced all emotions a person could feel. I cried, I laughed, I cried tears of anger, I cried tears of joy, I even laughed and cried at the same time, I yelled from anger and from happiness, I was in awe, I was in shock, I even cried so much at times where I cried for several eps in a row, I had emotional breakdowns...etc. Yeah, truly an intriguing experience. Even though watching this was painful at times, it was worth it. It was a new experience for me. I never felt so much emotions like that before while watching a drama until I watched this drama. It's amazing how a single drama can make me feel like that. I also found the relationship between the main characters in this drama really unique than in most other dramas,

This drama also made me fall in love with Feng Shao Feng. I immediately started watching other dramas he was in after this drama. He is a truly amazing actor.

Overall, this drama was simply a 10/10 for me. I highly recommend that you PLEASE watch this drama. I know we all have difference preferences, but I truly think this drama is so worth watching.
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Shut Up: Flower Boy Band
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  • Acting/Cast 9.5
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I personally loved this drama, and it has quickly become one of my favorites.

This is a story about a bunch of young guys who have to learn about growing up, friendship, and romance. It may sound like your typical drama, but let me say that it is not! The story and the characters felt realistic and I felt like I could empathize with them. The story didn't feel rushed and I read more didn't feel like any of the plot lines were quickly wrapped up or given a shoddy ending.

The characters in this drama were likeable and I honestly believe they picked a great bunch of guys for the main roles. There is romance for all of those people who like it, but the main point about this drama was the bromance. I personally love romantic dramas, but I truly looked forward to when all/any of the boys got together.

Since it is about a rock band there are like two songs they play again and again, but they are actually very catchy. Also, I believe they only played them whenever the band was actually playing that song, so it wasn’t like at every moment they played the same song. The music had me wishing that they were an actual band so they could make more songs together.

I would/will totally rewatch this drama. It left with me with a good feeling, and it had a nice message in the end.
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Fall in Love With Me
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OMG this is just... i have no words to describe this! Well yeah, worst drama ever!! If it wasn't for my ocd for dramas (lol) I for sure drop this at the very first ep. It's sooo soo sooo boring, they dragg the things sooooo long, it really was a torture!! The only two things good in this drama was the hotness of Aaron Yan and the excellent ost! The opening song read more is beautiful!
Rewatch value? Heeeeeell no! I would never
ever going to dare to watch this again!
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Hold My Love
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Well I won't write much about this since it's a fast-food type of romance comedy movie. The drama was somehow not dramatic, since we all know what will happen next. The storyline is kind of messy, as you don't understand what message they are trying to send??

The romance part is still the best part. Because two main actors are lovers in real life, their acting of course is so real and read more romantic, make you just want to watch them all day long. However, the most impressive characters must be the kidnap-gang, not the main I'm afraid. They are the real heroes as they constantly make us laugh and totally save this movie.

The music is catchy, but I don't really feel impressed. I'm pretty sure I will only rewatch the romance scene in this movie. Overall I give it an 8, dedicated to the hilarious kidnap-gang.
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