UPCOMING RECAPS + UNFAVORABLE FIRST IMPRESSIONS

SEW MUCH EXCITEMENT

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PLAYING NOW: CITY OF ANGELS

Oh man. I watched the first episode of this and I just have to shit on it. I always try to give dramas a chance by watching the first episode but it was just so bad. The reason why it’s bad is that it’s overly dramatic in a modern day world. The problems are real but they’re self-inflicted that you don’t feel so much sympathy for the main characters. You roll your eyes at every ‘obstacle’ that they face, knowing that it could easily be fixed by logic. The costumes and set aren’t amazing, and the actresses don’t wow me – so will not be watching further.

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PLAYING NOW: THE FOUR.

The CGI and costumes in this are so bad. Have I been spoiled too much by the set and costumes for Empress of China? The bad CGI are so distracting – I guess they didn’t have enough money to hire stunt doubles for the fight scenes, so they decided to have the real actors act it out but have fake CGI effects from their arms or something. The characters are so typical and two-dimensional (the basic bitches of the drama world) and the plot line is dull. I thought I could be pulled in with Janine Chang because she’s such a good actress but even she couldn’t save this. There are so many characters that it’s hard to even get to know and like one of them. Cannot watch this either.

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WAITING FOR: THE IMPERIAL DOCTRESS.

I am the most excited for The Imperial Doctress 明妃傳. I liked Cecilia Liu a lot from Bu Bu Jing Xing – her acting is natural and not over the top, and even though she’s so pretty, she can still pull off the tomboy and adventurous attitude. I love olden day dramas, and apparently it’s mirrored after Dae Jang Geum – which I’ve watched both the Korean and the TVB Cantonese version, and I liked them both.

Plus Wallace Huo is the Emperor, and he’s so handsome. The whole cast being so attractive is a plus ;).

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NOW PLAYING: THE CROSSING HERO.

Jiro Wang’s circle lenses and his pretty-boy image is too much for me. Like button up your damn shirt man. His flamboyant outfits really annoy me, and his face is looks so fake now after so many years of being in the industry.

Ok that was harsh but it came from the bottom of my heart. More rant:

I don’t find the female lead that attractive either. I can tell that it’s going to be one of those very uninteresting typical dramas with bad acting. Plus, the CGI is so bad, again.

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WAITING FOR: THE CAGE OF LOVE.

I’m just so excited for any drama with Hawick Lau because he’s just so good looking and he’s such a good actor. He’s going to be playing a similar role as Bai Lang, where he’s a powerful man and has a relationship full of angst with his love interest.

Zheng Shuang is in it, and I’ve also reviewed Love Weaves Through a Millennium. Honestly her squeaky voice is really damn annoying, and I get annoyed that she doesn’t enunciate her words, but she slurs them. And I hate her ‘sultry-eyed’ look with her pout – honestly I think she’s a bad actress but she’s pretty. I hope her acting doesn’t ruin the drama.

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NOT GOING TO WATCH FOR SURE: LOVE & LIFE & LIE

OK – let’s get the shallow reasons out of the way. I definitely don’t find the female lead or the male lead attractive at all. Even the synopsis for the story line is not very attractive – pretty much poor girl falls in love with multiple love interests – good guys, rich arrogant guys, and etc. Again, it has to be a really good plot for modern dramas to succeed, otherwise the problems just seem very self-inflicted.

Overall the ones that are playing now are really not my cup of tea, so I’m just waiting for The Imperial Doctress and The Cage of Love to come out. You guys might see a lack of updates until those dramas come out (or maybe something better suddenly pops up). If I get more free time, maybe I’ll watch an old drama, and if it’s good I’ll recap that.

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Thanks for everyone’s comments! So glad that we all have the same sense of humour 🙂 heh.

Pictures from MyDramaList.com; Synopses can be found on their website. 

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