Doom+5 (末日+5) – Review/Brief Recap – Part 1

You can also read this over at cnewsdevotee as well.  So, whenever I post C-entertainment news or somewhat related, HK-entertainment news, I’ll post over there as well. =]

Doom+5 is another interesting experiment by HKTV in 2015.

Doom+5 is another interesting experiment by HKTV in 2015.

Doom+5 is another HKTV drama that I really enjoyed (amongst several others)…and left me longing for more, although I think the overall set-up is perfect the way it is.  This drama is short, with only 5 episodes, each focuses on a different character and how they deal with the knowledge that the world will end in less than 15 hours (although the poster says 14 hours…lol).  It’s been a while since I watched this. =____=”

What I like about this series are the risk they took with the cinematography, the almost nonsensical decisions/actions that each of the characters made, and the general fun philosophical aspects. Continue reading

Asian Entertainment Blog Recommendations

Please note that this gif has nothing to do with this post other than the fact they're Asians. Just want something to fill in the void of the this post. XD

Please note that this gif has nothing to do with this post other than the fact they’re Asians (& this post is Asian-related). Just want something to fill in the void of the this post la~ XD

Over the last few months, I noticed that some visitors have mistaken this blog as an Asian entertainment blog.  Well, it’s not.  However, I do have some recommendations!  Some of which are not for the faint of heart.   Continue reading

Day Day Up Discovery

I used watch this Chinese variety show, Day Day Up, quite avidly because the hosts were funny and there were quite a bit of bromance going on (intended or not)…but eventually, the show was becoming a bit of a “rinse & repeat” thing and I got distracted with other variety shows (ie.Grade One – the ONLY variety show that I re-watch so far in my life because the kids are just so darn cute & the teachers are awesome) .  However, since one of my favourite Korean celebrity (Kim Eunsung), who happens to be one of the hosts of the show, is going to be enlisted into the army soon, I thought it would be nice to watch his last recording for the show (until most likely, two years later).

Kim Eunsung...because of his background & professionalism, I'll always have a soft spot for him.

Kim Eunsung…because of his background & professionalism, I’ll always have a soft spot for him.

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A Time-Travel with Dramas

It has been a while since my last blog post, so I might be losing my touch with how I usually write these posts (not that I have any particular style to begin with).  Anyways, today I just want to spazz about some of the dramas I always seem to come back to almost year after year even though they might or might not be “outstanding” at all in terms of acting, plot, and cinematography-wise.  Heck, some of these dramas wouldn’t even make my top ten list.  However, they are dramas that I tend to go back to time and time again for whatever mundane reasons.  I’m not sure if I can categorize them as “guilty pleasure dramas”, but they certainly provide some level of comfort whenever the present drama land is being shitty on poor old me who’s getting older & less energetic each passing day (these days, I just drop onto my bed & sleep immediately after work @___@).  Anyways, enough about my sleep-deprived situation (as I’m pretty much always sleep-deprived anyways since high school).  And, yes, it’s a definitely a “time-travel” post today.

Anyways, not in any particular order and surprisingly, only one C-drama from mainland China (despite that I have a few more that would have made it to my top ten list):

Autumn’s Concerto

A Taiwanese idol drama starring Vanness Wu and Ady An.

A Taiwanese idol drama starring Vanness Wu and Ady An.

Usually I can’t take anything that has an “idol romance-melodramatic” vibe to it.  But surprisingly, this one works for me as it continues to spoil me with awesome OSTs and scenes of a particular cute child actor throughout all the “melodrama-mess” (& no, it’s not a typo).  Asides from the main leads’ chemistry, a few good actors, and the cute kid, the plot is actually quite…typical.  I rewatch this at least once every couple of years because of all the heart-throbbing moments between the main leads (& again, to “aw…” at the cute kid). Continue reading

My To-Watch Drama List

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.  ^^”

Chinese Dramas:  

*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. Continue reading

Favourite OSTs from TVB Series – Part I

One of my favourite ships back in the days.  ^^

One of my favourite ships back in the days. ^^

The quality of TVB drama series nowadays has definitely gone downhill since probably more than a decade ago.  However, if one was to observe the story plots of TVB’s productions, then she might realize that this TV station is actually quite the pioneer.  Although, most TVB drama series are not to the taste of the younger generations mainly because of the way the productions are executed.

Anyways, who cares about TVB dramas (after all, I rarely watch them nowadays).  I just want to spazz about some of my favourite original sound tracks from TVB, that’s all!  =P  Surprisingly, unlike their terrible drama series nowadays, their OSTs have consistently proven to be pleasant surprises to the ears.  The main musical genre of most TVB’s OSTs is ballad (rock ballad in some cases).

Remember to Forget (記得忘記) sang by Raymond Lam – Ending theme song for Eternal Happiness (再生緣).  This drama is one of my all time favourites and I remember that I have shipped Raymond Lam/Michelle Ye so hard because of this drama.   Continue reading

Music Throwback: the “Original” F4

Just very recently, I started trolling a few friends (especially Food Critic, just because she cringes very badly to “it”).  Unfortunately, I feel that I’ve trolled a bit too much that I’m actually starting to wonder if “it” is one of my “guilty pleasures”.  So, what is “it”?

This is “it”:

Man, just let your precious eyes marvel over these long-hair, handsome, camera-seducing men!  Look at that fearless fashion (especially the glamouring stars beaming desperately from Ken Zhu’s galaxy t-shirt)!  Then, close your eyes and let the music kiss your ears — just as Vanness Wu and Ken Zhu (again) sang in one part of the lyrics, “Who cares if the wind becomes stronger?  As long as you have me, you will never be lost.”  Meteor Rain (流星雨) is the name of this great song.

Ha, seriously, this song makes me lmao every single time without fail. XD  The wind certainly blew a hell lot in this MV.

Anyways, jokes aside, I have to admit that other than this particular MV (above), most of F4’s songs are quite nice to listen to (despite of the cringe-worthy MVs and below par singing skills of these fellows, with exception of Vanness, back in the days).  For example, Continue reading