I posted this initially over at AFF about a week ago as I continued to fight the slow internet (then, I got bored & decided to troll others with my weird stories, but that’s an entirely different story for another day XD). Just some random thoughts as I jog down some titles so that I can refer back later on. ^^”
*HOLY MOLY, there are just way too many good Chinese dramas nowadays that I’m really having a hard time to keep track of my To-Watch list. XD Compare to just a few short years ago, Chinese productions have really up-scaled in quality. Can’t say that I’m not impressed.
1) Nirvana in Fire – I’ve never been too much of a political geek (even though I love to study history), so I thought that I would be bored to death with this drama, and it didn’t help that Hu Ge is in it (I didn’t like his acting & projects all that much before). But man! Was I ever wrong. I really enjoy this drama so far (but need to see where have I stopped because of moving). I’m really glad that I took the netizens’ advice to check this out. Also, Wang Kai has officially captured my heart with his handsome face & charismatic acting.
2) Love Me If You Dare – Oh yes, I definitely dare to love Wallance Huo. XD But more than that, the plot really intrigues me with crimes, mysteries, & psychopaths.
3) The Disguiser – Pretty much the same cast as Nirvana in Fire and interesting plot in an interesting era too. When I was a child, I used to hate anything that has to do with this era (the glamourous Shanghai time just before World War II broke out). But now, for some reasons, I enjoy watching dramas from this time era a lot. O___o I supposed it’s because I see the entertainment value in it: the excitement, the uncertainty, the brotherhood, & the once-in-a-life time romance.
4) Sparrow – A drama in the Chinese Civil War era with Li Yifeng as the leading man! ^^ I just hope the plot will shine through and isn’t just going to be carried by its idol cast. Usually, Li Yifeng seems to make good calls when choosing projects, but still crossing my fingers.
5) The Old Nine Gates – The prequel to “The Lost Tomb” starring the charismatic dancer-singer-actor William Chan and EXO’s Lay (sadly, one of the few EXO members that I can actually stand these days…despite the fact that I used to love staring at all of them on my computer screen). I think it’s very highly likely that this drama will surpass the quality of “The Lost Tomb” just because the author of the story will participate a lot in the production of the drama (a lot of book fans complained about The Lost Tomb but for someone who started out with the TV version first, I didn’t think it was that bad at all).
6) Ice Fantasy – Out of all the Chinese dramas I’ve listed thus far, I’m not particularly into the plot for this one at all…but I’ll be checking out the first episode or so just to admire Ma Tianyu & Victoria’s beauty.
7) Wuxin: The Monster Killer – This is a bit dated, but it is still a 2015 drama! I just need some kind of Chinese martial arts plus heroic drama to satisfy my constant craving for this particular genre. ^^”
1) Reply 1988 – I have followed the previous two reply series and I really enjoyed them so I’m having high expectations for this one. Plus Hyeri is in it!! She’s such a cutie pie. ^^ Particularly when it comes to the reply series, I wasn’t too obsessed with the romance aspect of it (aka finding out who’s the husband…because what’s this? An RPG??). Instead, I really love the heart-warming vibes that was shown throughout both series (the family, the friendship, the painful road of growing up, & etc.).
2) Six Flying Dragons – I’ll be mainly watching this because I enjoy most of the cast’s charismatic acting (namely, Yoo Ah-In & Byun Yo-Han). Usually, I’m not that into Korean period dramas. =/
3) Descendants of the Sun – I will absolutely be tuning into the first episode just for Song Joongki because honestly, I don’t dig this kind of story plots too much (but Joongki oppa has always been good at choosing projects….*le sigh* I’m not sure anymore). However, if it managed to capture my interest in the first episode, I’ll be back for sure…otherwise, I’ll be waiting patiently for Joongki’s next project. Boo hoo…=[
4) The Village: Achiara’s Secret: I saw a few of some the cast’s projects before, but none of the cast members are people that I would follow their projects on a regular basis. So I’m really just going to check it out because of the plot. Hope it’s not too scary though! @____@
1) From Five to Nine – OMG, my friend told me that this is good, but I didn’t really bother checking it out even for the cast information because I read a few chapters of the manga before and I sorta rolled my eyes at the story. HOWEVER, Yamapi is in it! Just how can I not watch it for Yamapi?? Way before the whole K-pop hype around the world, he was the idol that I fangirl about. *____* But damn, how I wish that Erika Toda is the main leading lady instead. My love for Erika Toda is eternal and I’ve always wanted to see her in a drama with Yamapi as the OTP that actually work out in the end.