Wow, another year has flown by and I am starting to feel really old….Which, numerically isn’t true, but man does it seem like dramaland across all countries keeps churning out more and more dramas. This is my first time doing a year end review, so go easy on me! I was also really busy this year, and unfortunately ended up dropping a lot of dramas or putting them on hold! Continue reading “2014 End of Year Review!”
Breaking news! The popular 2011 drama In Time With You, starring Ariel Lin and Bolin Chen has been verified for a Kdrama remake! Continue reading “In Time With You to be remade as a Kdrama!”
Erm…I think every drama season has good and bad ones. But I guess 2009 was a pretty good year because it aired You’re Beautiful, ToGetHer, Black and White, BOF (okay okay this wasn’t the best drama but comeon, it was pretty addictive nonetheless), and Liar Game 2! Some popular dramas that I didn’t have the chance to watch include Autumn’s Concerto (2009-2010), Mr. Brain, Love Shuffle, and Easy Fortune Happy Life.
I couldn’t find a single drama season that I especially liked, so I’m going to broaden it to a year. The best drama year in my opinion was 2010. Some of the highlight dramas that I enjoyed that year were The Fierce Wife, Autumn’s Concerto, Down With Love, Nu Wang Bu Xia Ban, Personal Taste (Personal Preference), Secret Garden, and Prosecutor Princess. Some other ones that I didn’t watch or enjoy as much, but were popular, include Playful Kiss, Hi My Sweetheart, Endless Love (in which Wilbur Pan got Best Actor Award), Summer’s Desire, and Year of the Rain. Overall, it was a very good year filled with a variety of genres of dramas, ranging from fun and youthful to serious.
Like I said in Day 17, I can’t ever have one favourite drama character. I’ve already seen too many dramas, and love characters because of their different personalities. It’s like making me pick a favourite food – I can’t. I want my mac n cheese and my tiramisu, my steak and my blackberries.
Current Favourite Male Character: Akiyama Shinichi from Liar Game
Played by Matsuda Shota, Akiyama is a brilliant ex-convict who is drawn into the “Liar Game” by a naive college woman named Kanzaki Nao. He saves her (and multiple players) over and over during the game. He’s adept at psychological warfare and a mathematical genius, and retains a cold-detached persona for most of the series. However, he does reveal bits and pieces about himself over the seasons. I think part of the reason I like him so much is because of his intellect – he reminds me of Sherlock Holmes. I also appreciated the lack of noble-idiocy 😛
My favorite male character in an Asian drama would have to be General Choi Young from Faith, played by Lee Min Ho. Surprise much? Haha 😛 So minus the part where he kills people without batting an eyelash, Choi Yong is the perfect guy! He’s faithful, skilled in martial arts (which can never be a bad thing), will protect you with his life, intelligent, and not to mention attractive! ❤
The last day of the 30 day Drama Challenge! Thanks for sticking with me all this time 🙂
Honestly? Any manga based dramas haha – I’ve watched every adaptation that came out, and sometimes even the anime. I’ll be posting detailed highlights/profiles of Manga based dramas in the weeks coming up, but there’s a quick list of my favourites! (also, I love YAB, even though it’s not Manga based I’ve seen all three adaptations :P) Gotta collect ’em all!
-Hana Yori Dango