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The Ex-Man 2018 (Taiwanese Drama)

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Genre: Romance, Mystery, Supernatural, Comedy, melodrama, Youth Romance

Released Date: May 2018

TwDrama: 13 episodes

Cast:

  • Yang Raine as Li Qin Ai
  • Lan Blue as Dai Hai An
  • Lu Johnny as Zhou Li Yang
  • Li Sophia as Zhong Shu Ying
  • Hai Heaven as Chen Da Fa
  • Simon Hsueh as Xu Sheng Ren
  • Wu Duke as Li Bao Bei

The Ex-Man 2018 (Taiwanese Drama)

Episode 1

I do have soft spot for Taiwanese dramas because of Joe Chen and Lan Blue.  Love them.  I always try to watch all of their dramas.

And here is a new drama starring Lan Blue as Dai Hai An opposite that very pretty actress, Raine Yang as Li Qin Ai.

Li Qin Ai and Dai Hai An were high school sweethearts.  They were so cutely devoted to one another but one day Dai Hai An wanted to break up and that was the end of their relationship.

After 10 years Qin Ai, though she has a boyfriend in a hunky guy Zhou Li Yang, she still thinks about Hai An.  It was made especially hard for her to forget him as he had become famous and his face is all over the social media as well as in television and big screen around Taiwan.

Her boyfriend who runs his own restaurant is about to pop the big question.  He hinted that they should start to look for a place for them together.

In order to really determine whether she was over her ex-boyfriend, she decided to attend her annual school reunion, which she had not done before.

There she came face to face with Hai An.  She looked gorgeous and fresh and she was ok meeting him.  But Hai An was blown over by his feelings for Qin Ai especially when he overheard, he was meant to, that Qin Ai was going to be married soon to a sexy muscly restauranteur.

Anyway life has to go own.  Qin Ai was happy at her work as a on-spot lifestyle news reporter.  She was covering a story about a van one day, when she was spotted by Hai An.  He looked at her and she looks so young and happy.  This only made him introspective and rode his motorbike to a deserted beach, where he took off his shoes, socks and shirt (wow 🙂 lol) which is reminiscent of James Blunt ‘You’re Beautiful‘ and started wading into the sea in his tight denim jeans.  Beautiful cinematography here.  Just like the song, he looks like he was about to commit suicide.  LOL but then again whether he meant to or not is immaterial because he suddenly suffered from cramps in his legs and he was going to ‘drown’

At the same time Qin Ai was hit by a car.  She was dying and the spirit of Hai An was telling her to get up.

Next episode please!

 

Lee Sang Yoon (South Korean Actor)

Lee Sang Yoon

This gorgeous South Korean actor is quite brainy.  He is a graduate of South Korea’s No 1 univesity, Seoul National University and take note, he majored in Physics.  Gain for the field of entertainment and loss for science.So

BioData:

  • Full Name: Lee Sang-yoon
  • DoB: 15 August 1981 (36)
  • Height: 1.85 m
  • Education: Seoul National University, majored in Physics
  • Mandatory Military Service: Done
  • Civil Status:  Single (ex:  UEE)

 

Lee Sang Yoon (South Korean Actor)

Dramas & Films:

  • Seo Young, My Daugther (2012-2013)
  • Angel Eyes (2014)
  • On The Way to the Airport (2016)
  • Whisper (2017)
  • About Time (2018) (Coming soon)

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

 

 

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

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 -2

The first episode is a background to the lawless lawyer that is Bong Sang-pil.

When Bong Sang-pil was a little boy, he and his mother used to lived in Ginsung.  His mother was a lawyer and she wanted for him to follow her vocation to being able to get justice for people using law.

She was quite proud of her career.  She carved Bong Sang-pil’s name into a desk in her office and make the boy promised to become a lawyer one day.

One rainy evening he went to visit his mother to her office.  She was very agitated as if expecting someone to come after her.

She helped her son to hide when she realised that people were coming to get her.  She also gave him a photo of her with a man.  She instructed him to go to the man if something happens to her.

The band of syndicate wanted the SD card!

She declined to give the sd card.  Unfortunately, the meany gang boss noticed that someone else was in the office.  He knew it was her son.  They tried to harass her that the boy fearing for his mother’s safety came out from where he was hiding.

They threatened to kill the boy so his mother had no choice but to give in a surrender the SD card.

Young Bong Sang Pil was a clever boy, he saw the card and swallowed it.  Unfortunately this got his mother killed.

But before she died, she helped him scape the building.

He went to find the man in the picture.  He was a gangster.

Bong Sang pil was thirsty for a vengeance.  He begged his new found ‘uncle’ to teach him martial arts.  But his uncle said that he should become a lawyer just like what his mother wanted him to be.


Present day:

Ha Jae Yi is a lawyer.  Unfortunately during one of a case about domestic violence turned to murder, the judge in charge was a misogynist.  He gave Ha Jae Yi’s client a 20 years prison sentence, much more than the one recommended by the public prosecutor.

When Jae Yi questioned the judge, he told her that her client deserved what she got and started prodding her.  Jae Yi got so annoyed she beat up the judge.  She was suspended from practising law for six months.  No job and no money, she went back home to Ginsung.

Bong Sang Pil is all grown up. He had become a very successful as a lawyer in Seoul.  He thought it was time to go back to Ginsung and start his vendetta.

Jae Yi ended up working for Sang Pil as his office manager.

This drama is watchable.  Both leads are good-looking and you warm up to them immediately.  There is also great chemistry between them.

 

 

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