Category: KDrama, JDrama, TwDrama, ThDrama, FDrama, CDrama

Dramas and films from the South East Asian nations: South Korean, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines and China

Her Private Life (Kdrama Review & Summary)

Kdrama 2019

Her Private Life (Kdrama Review & Summary)

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  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date: 10 April 2019
  • Origin: South Korea; based on a novel by Kim Sung Yeon called “Noona Paen Datkom”
  • Kdrama: 16 Episodes

Cast:

  • Park Min- Young as Sung Duk Mi
  • Kim Jae-Wook as Ryan Gold
  • Ahn Bo-Hyun as Nam Eun Gi
  • One as Cha Sha-an

 

 

A Journey to Meet Love (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

Chinese Drama 2019

A Journey to Meet Love (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

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  • Genre: Romance; Undercover Policing, Love & Hate, Drugs Trafficking
  • Release Date: 20 April 2019
  • Origin: China
  • Cdrama: 52 Episodes

Cast:

  • Chen Xiao as Jin Xiao Tian
  • Jing Tian as Li Xin Yue
  • He Ming Han as Chu Zhi Han
  • Wang Ce Shi as Chu Hong Fei
  • Qin Shan as Shi Sheng Xia
  • Zhang Ke Ying as Di Na
  • Guang Zi Jing as Ah Pei
  • Xing Hi Hai as Tian Xie
  • Tian Na as Mi Shu Liu

Quick Precis:

Jin Xiao Tian was an undercover policeman who was tasked to shadow Li Xin Yue who may be connected to drug trafficking.

Along the way, he fell in love with her…. awww


Coming soon…

The Perfect Match (Taiwanese Drama Review & Summary)

Taiwanese Drama 2017

The Perfect Match (Taiwanese Drama Review & Summary)

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  • Genre: Romance, Food, Business, Chef, Comedy
  • Date Released: 2017
  • Origin: Taiwan
  • TwDrama: 22 Episodes

Cast:

  • Ivy Shao as Wei Fen Qing
  • Wu Kang-jen as Huo Tingen
  • Ben Wu as Meng Shao Mei
  • Nylon Chen as Huo Tian Zhi
  • Xiao Man as Meng Ru Xi

 

 


Episode 1

This is a cute drama, a classic one from Taiwan starring Chris Wu and Ivy Shao plus Ben Wu as second maie lead.  Ivy Shao and Ben Wu had such a sizzling chemistry in 2018 drama Love & Pi.

Anyway, Huo Tingen is a very accomplished cordon bleu chef of Le Mure.  It came to his attention that there was a popular online review of curry shrimp burger which was apparently made by a non-professional chef in a stall in a night market selling at a fraction of a price. Tingen and his maitre ‘d  joined the queue and when  Zhan Kai saw Wei Fen Qing, he was seeing his young sister who run away from home to be with her boyfriend.

Tingli, his sister ended up running a stall selling curried seafood but it was not popular as her cooking was not that amazing.

Tingli begged Huo Tingen to teach her how to make curry seafood but he declined thinking that if she learns she will never come back.

Whether she learned or not, she never did come back and he feels guilty about his poor pathetic sister.

When he tasted Wei Fen Qing cooking he was not overly impressed.  In fact, it made it sound that her cooking was so inferior that it was barely palatable.  He then took over her minute kitchen and made his version of curried shrimp burger.

The onlookers had a taste test and everyone was enchanted with the taste of his cooking.

The next day, Wei Fen Qing went to Le Mure and challenged Huo Tingen to teach her how to cook with curry, she promised that she can learn within seven days.

Wei Fen Qing is a pretty cute girl plus the fact that he carried a guilty towards his sister, Zhan Kai agreed but he would not make it easy for Fen Qing.

Episode 2

Wei Fen Qing is afraid of the dark.

Meng Ru Xi a food critic had decided that she was going to marry Huo Tingen.

Episode 3

Apparently, a dragon lobster is meatier than a rose lobster.

Huo Tingen is getting more interested with Wei Fen Qing but he does not like her to always look at her father’s recipe book because they are dated.

 

While We’re Still Young (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

Chinese Drama 2019

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While We’re Still Young (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

  • Genre: Romance, Modern, Youth, Life, Business, Work, Occupation
  • Date Released: 13 April 2019
  • Origin: China
  • Cdrama: 40 Episodes

Cast:

  • Zhang Yun Long as Fan Shu Chen
  • Bridgette Qiao Xin as Lin Zi Yu
  • Huang Meng Ying as Ji Xuan Li
  • Liu Rui Lin as Shi Wei Cong
  • Dai Si as Li Yang Yang
  • Ethan Yao as Luo Zong Lian
  • Tracy Wang as Wang Ying

Episode 1

Fan Shu Chen, Shi Wei Cong, Yang Yan and Xuan Li are high school best friends.  They used to play superheroes, where Shu Chen is Batman.

Shu Chen never grew up from his Batman complex and still looks after his three friends, especially Shi Wei Cong, who now works together at a PR Agency.

Shi Wei Cong is a genius but lacks real motivation.  If allowed he would spend the whole day in the toilet reading his manga.

Shu Chen would often cover for him.

Anyway, the agency is currently in a bit of chaos as customers are up in arms with the service they were receiving.

Once again it was left to Shu Chen to sort everything out but in the middle of this in walked a new trainee/employee who was very pleasing to the eye.  Even Shu Chen noticed her immediately.

Aside from comics, Wei Cong’s attention is also taken by a very demanding girlfriend who wanted her name put in the house deed owned by his parents even before the wedding.

Of course, the parents said no and rightly so.  Wei Cong’s fiancee was not amused and took her ire out of Wei Cong.  She was not only brutal verbally towards him but gave him a good slapping as well.  Hmmm

Seeing that Wei Cong is otherwise engaged with other things, Shu Chen arranged that a backup plan is made for Wei Cong’s annual pet project, the Beer Festival.

Wei Cong was not grateful at all, he went mental.

Episode 2

This time the group wanted to continue handling the Chen Yu cosmetics but the heiress of the cosmetic empire had left the management to her husband while she looks after their ailing child.

The husband has tried to change the ads agency but thank goodness the wife came back after finding out that her husband was a philanderer.

If I Can Love You So (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

Chinese Drama 2019

If I Can Love You So (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

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  • Genre: Romance, Marriage, Infidelity, Depression, Mature, Family
  • Date Released: 9 April 2019
  • Origin: China
  • Cdrama: 46 Episodes

Cast:

  • Liu Shishi as Bai Kao’er
  • Tong Dawei as Geng Mochi
  • Bao Jianfeng as Qi Shuli,
  • Yang Yitong as Mi Lan
  • Qi Huan as Ying Zhi
  • Guo Xiaoxiao as Wei Minglun
  • Zhu Tie as Zhang Qianshan
  • Lai Jin as Jin Yi
  • Sun Zhihong as Luo Hao
  • Tao Hai as Huang Zhong, a lawyer.
  • Yang Kaihan as Doctor Cai.
  • Pu Chaoying as Mi Lan’s mother.
  • Ru Ping as Bai Kao’er’s mother.
  • Xie Yuan as Bai Kao’er’s father

Episode 1