Come and Hug Me (KDrama) 2018, Review

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Genre: Romance, Mystery, Melodrama

Date Released: May 2018

KDrama: 32 Episodes

OST:

Cast:

  • Jang Ki Yong as Chae Do Jin / Yoon Na Moo
  • Jin Ki Joo as Gil Nak Won
  • `Yoon Jong Hoon as Gil Moo Won
  • Heo Joon Ho as Yoon Hee Jae
  • Kim Kyung Nam as Yoon Hyun Moo
  • Lee Da In as Lee Yeon Ji

This is a story about Do Jin and Nak Won who are bound by a murder when they were in their teens.

Woah, Jang Ki Yong as a the lead actor.  About time too.  He was fresh from the drama, My Mister, where he came a sensitive performance right after wowing the viewers as Nam Gil in Go Back Couple.

The lead girl, Jin Ki Joo,  is of course Hye Jin in this start of the year excellent drama, Misty.


Come and Hug Me (KDrama) 2018, Review

Episode 1-2

The drama started at the present time.  Do Jin is applying to become a police officer.  During the interview, we learned that he has some familiarity with police work as he had a direct experience of it when he had to testify that his own father is a psychopath, a serial killer.

At the same time, Nak Won is auditioning for a part in a drama.  She was told by the director that she won’t be getting the part but he would recommend her for a another drama with a more suitable role for her ability.  He then said that she looked like her mother, who was also an actress.  He said he was saddened that she became a victim of a psycho-serial-killer.

The drama then take us back a few years back when Nak Won’s family, dog and all, moved to a village where Do Jin lives.

On that same day, they met and there was already an attraction in their young teen-age hearts.

There was a menacing atmosphere within Do Jin’s house, where the father, an all round tradesman, ruled the roost.

One day Nak Won’s dog got away and she had to look for him.  She ended up in a basement, where Do Jin was holding a hammer over her dog inside a cage.  Their surprised looks at one another was disturbed by the appearance Yoon Hee Jae, the father.

I like the pacing of this drama.  It is a good thriller.

Episode 3 & 4

 

 

The Way We Were (Chinese Drama) Review

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Genre: Romance, Business, Family

Date Released: May 2018

CDrama: 50 episodes

OST:

Cast:

  • Tiffany Tang as Xiao Qing
  • Lou Jin as Shu Che
  • Yu Tim as Ning Ming
  • Xu Amelie as Liao Ying
  • Wang Tian Chen as Cheng Ran
  • Ma Cheng Cheng as Lu Ka

Xiao Qing is rather anal about justice that she would stand her ground for it no matter what. She comes from a rich family and quite proud of their forthrightness and honesty.

Xiao Qing then fell in love with an equally rich Shu Che.

The problems occured when Shu Che and family  were involved in corruption.

Will Xiao Qing stand by her man or seek justice for all?

I wished the released episodes are subbed soon.

The Way We Were (Chinese Drama) Review

Li Yifeng (Chinese Actor)

Li Yifeng is a popular, multi-awarded singer and actor.

BioData:

Aka: Evan Li

DoB: 4 May 1987 (31)

Height: 1.81 m

Civil status: Single

Educational Background: Majored in Broadcasting and Hosting at Sichuan University.

Career: Singer and Actor

 

Li Yifeng (Chinese Actor)

Dramas & Films:

  • Fall In Love Like A Star

Markle – Windsor Conspiracy

Harry & Meghan

Markle – Windsor Conspiracy

Omigod!  This wedding is turning into a farce.

It doesn’t bode well for their future.  But then again having said that, Meghan and her own family might just fit in nice and well with the British Royal Family.

I am so looking forward to the next instalment of their drama.

 

It is like Coronation Street, Eastenders, Emmerdale, The Beverley Hillbillies, The Munsters & Dowtown Abbey rolled into one and topped by a hint of Deliverance.

Netflix should jumped immediately into making a drama based on the Markle Windsor alliance.

I have to admit that when Harry and Meghan first announced their engagement, I was not in anyway bothered except for wishing them well.

But as the days start to near the actual nuptial, I am becoming overwhelmed with excitement and gawky mirth.

It is not the excitement of wanting to know what Meghan would wear.

But…

The more on the unfolding drama behind Meghan Markle’s family background, which is riveting; better than stylised fiction. 🙂

I am pretty sure many in the palace admin/PR side are loosing their hair from grabbing them in frustration.

As they solve one incident, another pops up right behind immediately.

The ‘will he, won’t he?’ saga about Thomas Markle walking his daughter down the aisle is frankly hilarious!

And now I am pretty sure not the only one that think the Royal Family will be blamed for Meghan’s father not attending the wedding after all.  This will be a conspiracy.

The Royal Family will be blamed for looking down on Meghan’s family.

This should not be the case as the Royal Family is as dysfunctional as Meghan’s own.

Who could forget about the Sophiegate better known as Sophie Tape of 2001, where Sophie, the Countess of Wesses (wife of Edward- QEII youngest son) was rather forthright in her criticism of a lot of people.  And it was also said that Edward and Sophie are like a marionettes for the right price, allegedly.

Who can forget the many scandals attached to Prince Andrew.  I do feel sorry for him because he was thwarted when he was romancing Koo Stark.  In the end he had to make do with Fergie and her toe sucking antics.

What about Tampax Charlie and his darling Camilla.  He had to marry his mistress, who he can’t marry the first time round because his mummy did not approve.

Though I love Diana, of course, we all know almost everything about her and her murky past.

Yap Meghan will fit in nicely with the royals.

A word of advice to the Royal Family.  Get a private jet and bring Meghan’s father to the wedding, otherwise there will always be a hint that the cog in the royal machine had something to do with the none appearance of the father of the bride.

It’s smoking conspiracy!  🙂

For all it is worth,

WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH MEGHAN AND HARRY A HAPPY LIFE TOGETHER!


 

The poor Duke of Edinburgh is probably sedated at the moment with all the goings on with the Markles. LOL A latest gossip was that Father Markle had the heart attack because he was so upset with his son for having written to Prince Harry imploring him to run away from his sister. LOL

 

 

Partners For Justice (KDrama) Review & Summary

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AKA as Investigation Couple

Genre: Forensic, Law. Legal

Date Released: May 2018

KDrama: 32 episodes

Cast:

  • Jung Jae-Young as Baek Beom
  • Jung Yoo Mi as Eun Sol
  • Lee Yi Khung as Cha Soo Ho
  • Park Eun Seok as Kang Hyun
  • Staphanie Lee as Stellar Hwang

Baek Beom and and Eun Sol have to pull their resources together to solve heinous crimes.

The couple are polar opposites.  Baek Beom is taciturn and self-contained and had a 10 years experience in forensic work at the National Forensic Service.

Eun Sol, on the other hand is a little princess, from moneyed background.  She is cheerful but still a newbie prosecutor.  She is quite bright though, so bright that she could have become a judge rather than a prosecutor.


Partners For Justice (KDrama) Review & Summary

Episode 1 & 2

So far so good.  The first five minutes hook you in immediately.

The first time Baek Beom and Eun Sol met was over a body of a woman beaten to death, which was believed to be by her husband.

Eun Sol showed her ignorance of forensic protocols by moving the body without using protective gloves and disposable overshoes.  She was harshly told off by Baek Beom, the medical examiner.  Telling her that she could have compromised the result of the forensic.  She was then taken by the police to get her fingerprints in order to eliminate her prints from the forensic.

Baek Beom started the autopsy on the dead woman.  He was visibly upset when he found out that she was pregnant.

There was a flashback of him and his wife being involved in a car accident.  He was thrown off the car while his pregnant wife perished when the car blew up in flames.

Dont trust anyone, not even dead bodies!

That must be the mantra of a good pathologist.

The second episode was a make or break for the career of newbie, Eun Sol.  She was prosecuting the husband of the beaten dead woman but Baek Beom was a star witness for the alleged assailant.

Baek Beom declared that the beating had nothing to do with the wife’s death.  It was an accidental death brought about by a cocktail of drugs she was taking.

Episode 3 & 4
There is more camaraderie between Baek Beom and Eun Sol., I like this drama because it is believable in the sense that just because you wanted things to happen according to your preconceived notion, it doesn’t mean it will go your way as in Eun Sol’s case.

She wanted the husband to be punished for his wife death but in the end he really did not do it as proven by forensic.

In episode 4, is another story involving a adopted brother of three sisters. The adopted brother inherited the bulk of money from the family. Despite being dead for a few years, his wife took it upon herself to impregnate herself with the dead husband’s frozen sperm cells.

The three sisters where up in arms because it would mean the money would go to the yet unborn baby as per will of their father. The wife had the body dug up, against the sisters’ wishes, for DNA purposes. Baek Beom found anomalies with the body. It had some contusions which are suspicious.  He sought the help of Eun Sol to get an emergency warrant, before the sisters create havoc.

Hu Ge (Chinese Actor)

Hu Ge for Emporio Armani

Hu Ge is huge in China. He is considered one of the best actors in China. His dramas and films are box-office hits.

BioData:

  • Name: Hu Ge (Hu Ko)
  • DoB: 20 September 1982 (35)
  • Height: 1.85 m
  • Career: Model, Singer, Actor
  • Educational Background: Majored in Acting at the Shanghai Theatre Academy

Hu Ge (Chinese Actor)

Dramas & Films:

  • Good Times

Fun facts:

He loves cats.  He’s got five apparently.

 

To Love, To Heal (Chinese Drama) Review

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Genre: Romance, Grief

Date Released: January 2018

CDrama: 40 Episodes

Cast:

  • Jiang Chao as Zhang Zheng Lan
  • Li Sierra as Xiao Shui Guang
  • Pang Han Chen as Luo Zhi
  • Song Yi Xing as Lin Jia Jia
  • He Rui Xian as Jiang Yu Ru

The story is about a girl who comes to terms with the death of her boyfriend with the help of an arrogant young man who happens to be the president of Leiting games company.

 

To Love, To Heal (Chinese Drama) Review

Episode 1

The drama started with Shui Guang on the phone nagging her boyfriend to hurry up while he was driving.  Before you know it, him and his passenger were involved in a crash, where he died.  It seems there is some mystery yet to be revealed about her dead boyfriend.

The boyfriend’s family blamed her for his death.

Two years on, Shui Guang was just a shell of depression.  She is lacklustre and moving on an auto pilot.

She teaches kendo to children.

One day, while particularly distraught, she somehow hurt one of the young students, who happens to be the brother of the benefactor of their training school.

He was Zheng Lan, the president of a games company.  He was all for dismissing Shui Guang from her job but then he saw her.  She looked familiar and he was intrigued.

Episode 2

Chen Xiao (Chinese Actor)

chen Xiao, instagram

BioData:

DoB: 5 July 1987 (30)

Height: 1.8 m

Alma Mater: Central Academy of Drama

Career: Model, Actor

Civil Status: Married to Michelle Chen (Taiwanese Actress) 1 child

 

Chen Xiao (Chinese Actor)

Dramas & Films:

 

Lawless Lawyers (KDrama) Review & Summary

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Genre: Legal, Thriller, Romance

Date Released: 12 May 2018 – 1 July 2018

KDrama: 16 Episodes

Cast:

  • Lee Joon-Gi as Bong Sang-pil
  • Seo Ye-jin as Ha Jae-yi
  • Lee Hye-young as Cha Moon-sook
  • Choi Min-soo as Ahn Oh-joo
  • Yum Hye-ran as Nam Soon-ja
  • Shin Eun-jung as Choi Jin-ae
  • Ahn Nae-sang as Choi Dae-woong
  • Lee Han-wi as Ha Ki-ho
  • Lee Dae-yeon as Woo Hyung-man
  • Cha Jung-won as Kang Yeon-hee

 

 

Lawless Lawyers (KDrama) Review & Summary


Apparently this is a story about a young maverick lawyer who has a rather murky past.  He used to be a gangster but in order to avenge his mother, he now uses the law and its many loopholes to his advantage.  He is not even averse to using his fist when needed.

Sounds really interesting and with Lee Joon-gi, this should be a winner.


Episode 1 TBA

 

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