tenoh27 Oct 23, 2017

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Nostalgic favourites which stood the test of time - and rewatches - for the emotional impact, if not the story or filmmaking prowess.

Love and the City (都市情緣, 1994)

Rating: 6.6/10

A melodrama which explored the beginnings of an irrational love against the backdrop of a father-son relationship on-the-mend.

I Have a Date With Spring (我和春天有個約定, 1994)

Rating: 7.2/10

Female friendships are forever!

Hong Kong Graffiti (香江花月夜, 1995)

Rating: 6.6/10

The unapologetic call to nostalgia was balanced by light comedy and a wonderfully heartwarming childhood-friends-to-lovers romance.

  • I Hear Your Voice
    I Hear Your Voice

    Korean Drama - 2013

    A gem of a drama with characters and a love story dear to my heart.

  • Coffee Prince
    Coffee Prince

    Korean Drama - 2007

    A nearly perfect romantic comedy executed without any missing beats. A romance which lets you be who you are.  That would be enough to always gets me where it counts, and this show had it in spades. That did not even include the amazing characters, acting and cast, which this show excelled at. Truly a timeless classic.

  • Sweet 18
    Sweet 18

    Korean Drama - 2004

    A nostalgic sweet spot which hit all the right buttons for me. You simply love what you love.

  • Romance

    Korean Drama - 2002

    A run-of-the-mill student-teacher-plus-Noona romance this may seem at first, but I loved that they were not afraid to give the main pairing the happily-ever-after they so deserved. I particularly appreciated the emotionally satisfying ending after the sadistic mess that was 魔女の条件 (Majo-no-Jyouken).

  • Iljimae

    Korean Drama - 2008

    Where art thou, Justice?

  • My Girl
    My Girl

    Korean Drama - 2005

    A humourous, heartwarmingly simple yet carefully developed romance that left a strong enough imprint to make it onto the Favourites list. While I love Yoo Rin’s character, I can’t say I was impressed by Lee Da Hae’s portrayal of it. The track, “Never Say Goodbye” remains a companion till this day.

  • The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow
    The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow

    Hong Kong Drama - 2003

    The fabulousness of Lui Sei Leong was the highlight of this quirky, fun and interesting show.

  • Comrades: Almost a Love Story
    Comrades: Almost a Love Story

    Hong Kong Movie - 1996

    That bittersweet longing for an ideal, a hope, a dream, of something, permeated this wonderful movie so mistily that one can’t helped but be entranced. A beautiful story to live on in the heart. 

  • Legend of the Condor Heroes
    Legend of the Condor Heroes

    Chinese Drama - 2003

    This version is the absolute favourite amongst the numerous adaptations I have watched. The cinematography, directing, cast and acting, not to mention the theme songs, captured the gritty and epic feel of this beloved Jin Yong saga. In many aspects, it was also the most faithful to the books. Personally, as a firm fan of the novel and saga, I think this production was a truly praiseworthy effort .

  • The Eagle Shooting Heroes
    The Eagle Shooting Heroes

    Hong Kong Movie - 1993

    So crack-tastically fun it was impossible not to love!

  • Chungking Express
    Chungking Express

    Hong Kong Movie - 1994

    One of Wong Kar-Wai’s masterpiece, and had a cast of a few of my favourite actor and actresses, what’s not to love? A true work of postmodernist-art, both in cinematic visuals and story.

  • The Butterfly Lovers
    The Butterfly Lovers

    Hong Kong Movie - 1995

    Poignant and bittersweet, which as a movie was not groundbreaking nor great, yet still managed to ensnare my heart and provided a new understanding and interpretation to a perennially tragic love story.

  • Wing Chun
    Wing Chun

    Hong Kong Movie - 1994

    The awesomeness of Wing Chun was all that was required!

  • He's a Woman, She's a Man
    He's a Woman, She's a Man

    Hong Kong Movie - 1994

    To love or not, was there a choice?