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Shall We Live Together (KDrama Review & Summary)

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Shall We Live Together is also known as Marry Me Now?

Genre: Romance, Family, Melodrama
Date Released: March 2018

Shown Saturdays & Sundays

No of Episodes: 50


  • Han Ji Hye as Park Yoo Ha
  • Lee Sang Woo as Jung Eun Tae
  • Park Sun Young as Park Sun Ha




Shall We Live Together (KDrama Review & Summary)

There are two episodes so far that have been released. The story is not really clear yet how it is going to go.

So far Park Yoo Ha (played by Han Ji Hye) is married to a chaebol.  Being from a lowly family she has to abide to the dictum of her in-laws including almost disowning her own family.

But when her own daughter became a part of the parcel, she finally had had enough.  She told her husband that she wanted divorce.

She had no choice as she will not allow her four year old daughter to be taken abroad, away from her, even for education.

Jung Eun Tae is a well respected doctor who had been out of the country volunteering his services to the poor and needy of the world.

Eun Tae and Yoo Ha first met in the hospital.  He noticed already her enviable pair of legs as a work of art (Lee Sang Woo should know as he is married in real life with a woman with really beautiful shapely legs)

Eun Tae treated Yoo Ha’s inflamed sole, but she vanished before he can find out who she was.

Last scene was Yoo Ha going back to her father’s house with her little daughter and declaring that she was to divorce her husband.

Old Boy (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

Old Boy (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

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Genre: Romance, Family

Released Date: 2018


  • Liu Ye as Wu Zheng (Captain)
  • Ariel Lin as Lin Xiao Ou (Teacher)
  • Hu Xian Xu as Xiao Han (Son)
  • Guo Shu Tong as Ye Zi (Boyfriend’s sister)
  • Lei Jia Yin as Shi Fei (Captain’s Best Friend)
  • Lin Peng as Lu Da Zhi (Ex-wife)
  • Tan Kevin as Captain Zheng
  • Li Zeng as Xiao Wei
  • Li Guang Jie as Xiao Yue (Captain’s Best Friend, Restauranteur)

The story is about a very handsome carefree late 30s pilot captain, who goes from fleeting relationships after another but rather a commitment probe.

He was previously married to a flight attendant but unbeknownst to him, his ex-wife was pregnant when they divorced.

16 years later, his ex-wife passed away and now faced with raising a rather spoilt but sad teenager.  Mix into the equation is the boy’s teacher, who happened to be the young woman, the pilot met in Australia and had a series of misunderstanding with.

Reason to watch this drama is Ariel Lin.  Just love her.  I have to say that she has chemistry with Liu Ye even from the first episode.  She is feisty young woman and he is very masculine gorgeous guy.  The actor, who plays the son is a perfect choice, he looks so much like Liu Ye.

This drama has a very strong cast and the mature men were so good-looking.

Episode 1

The captain was flying to Australia from China with a three days stopover.

Lin Xiao Ou is a teacher and flew to Australia from America to be with her nerdy boyfriend of many years.

The captain and the couple were going to the same resort.  And on the way, Xiao Ou and boyfriend stopped at a store.  The boyfriend got out to get provisions leaving Xiao Ou napping soundly at the backseat.

The captain also stopped at the store.  He was driving a similar car.

Xiao Ou went to use the toilet and came back to the wrong car.

The boyfriend drove away without checking his car, whether the passenger was still at the backseat.

She then harassed the captain by telling him he was a car thief.  The captain proved that he rented the car and told Xiao Ou that she was hot-tempered foul-mouthed young woman.  He then left her to hitch-hike in the middle of nowhere.

But after a couple of minutes he went back for her and returned her to her boyfriend.  At the resort, whenever they meet, disaster happened, including him falling over the swimming pool with his passport in his pocket and therefore, can’t fly back the  next day.  Disaster for a professional!

Upon his return to China, he got invited to a current girlfriend’s birthday bash.  She said that she even bought the gift he had to give to her.

At the party he duly gave her the big box of roses.  She then took out the huge diamond ring amongst the roses and put it on her finger and pretending it was a perfect fit.

The captain said that it should be a perfect fit because she bought it herself and nothing to do with him.

He went to the restaurant and met up with his ex-wife who was with a young man, who was asking for more money to buy a new guitar.

The captain had a stilted conversation with the ex-wife.

Episode 2

Xiao Ou is now in China with her best-friend who happens to be the sister of her boyfriend.  The sister asked if her brother asked her to marry.  She said that the brother had not but wanted her to move in with him to Australia.  She cannot persuade him to return to China.

Also the initiating forces for a break-up with the boyfriend has been set. 🙂  A woman at her school, where she taught had asked her for help.  The woman said that her daughter Shan Shan is going to Australia and can she asked her boyfriend to meet the daughter at the airport.  The daughter has no place to stay yet.  Hmmmmm

The ex-wife suddenly died because she had not been taking her medication.  She was writing a letter to her son that she had put away some money for his education.  But the letter and the cash card were found by the ‘father.  Who went to tell the boy that he was going away and he had to learn to fend for himself.  He was not his real father.  The boy was absolutely heartbroken. 🙁

Episode 3

Wu Zheng found out that Xiao Ou is a teacher at the Wharton International school and she was the teacher of the two kids they have befriended at the bar/restaurant.

It turned out that one of the boys, his Wu Zheng’s son after Shi Fei found out the boy’s date of birth and Wu Zheng’s divorce with ex.

Shi Fei brought the now homeless boy to Wu Zheng’s apartment.

Episode 4

Wu Zheng can’t get used to being a father of a teen-age boy so he is denying that Xiao Han is his son.  He said that even if he happens to be the father, he can’t live with him.

So Xiao Han is left living at his best friend’s house for now.

Episode 5

Poor Xiao Han was more or less told by his best friend’s mom to leave as she thought he might be influencing her son.

Xiao Han was left with not much money and had to wait on the doorstep of Wu Zheng’s apartment.

Episode 6

Xiao Han had started living with Wu Zheng, who is still very resistant to this new development.  There are cute together.  Xiao Han is Wu Zheng’s mini-me.

Episode 7




Prince of Wolf (Taiwanse Drama Review & Summary)

Prince of Wolf (Taiwanse Drama Review & Summary)

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  • Genre: Romance, Adventure, Wilds
  • Release Date: 2016


  • Amber An  as Tian Mi Mi
  • Derek Chang  as Du Zhe Ming(Prince of Wolf)
  • Samuel Gu as Jian Hao Wei/Du Hao Wei
  • Katie Chen as Tian Zi Zi
  • Simon Hsueh as Jiang Ping(John)
  • Min-Chen Lin as Chen Shu Pei

This is a modern day Tarsan.

Du Zhe Ming was the heir to a fortune.  One day his grandfather, mother, uncle, other relatives and helps went camping in the wilds.

But Du Zhe Ming disappeared.  Despite extensive search he cannot be found.  What his grandfather and mother don’t know was that Zhe Ming was deliberately taken to the thick of the forest and left to fend for himself by his uncle.  He was just 5 years old.

In the the forest, the boy, Zhe Ming saved a she-wolf, which was caught in a net trap.  From then on, he became a family of the wolves.

Living with his new family of wolves, Zhe Ming acquired their characteristics including keen eye sight, brilliant hearing and super strength.

Over the years the boy would often see other humans venturing into the forests, some for romantic tours, while plenty more with guns, shooting and hunting anything that moves.

Sometimes Zhe Ming would take bags and things that were left unattended by the people.

I think this was the explanation why he has vests and shorts.  He has tin kettles, flashlights and even a radio and few blankets.

What I find rather strange though is that Zhe Ming has the most flawless skin for a wolf boy.  He has beautiful white teeth as well, I am sure he’s not supposed to have seen a toothbrush or a dentist since he was five.  He has also a trendy haircut with highlights.  I wonder what he used to shave as you can see from HD tv that he was freshly and cleanly shaved.

Mi Mi is an amateur photographer who decided to venture into the Wolf mountain.  There she met Zhe Ming, who rescued her when she was falling down the ravine.

Aside from that Amber and Derek makes a good Tarsan and Jane, the Taiwanse version.



Rakshasa Street (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

Rakshasa Street poster by Youku

Rakshasa Street (Chinese Drama Review & Summary)

Genre: Sci Fi, Fantasy, Action, 

Year Release: August 2017

Network: Youku


  • Wang Jiro as Cao Yan Bing
  • An Yue Xi as Xia Ling

As we are leaning more into the idea that our universe is not really alone, well this fantasy drama, it hypothesises that there is another universe which has a backdoor connected to our own universe.

This backdoor is the Rakshasa Street (or Requiem Street), which is guarded by Cao Yan Bing, who is the fire guardian as well as the Suppressing Spirit General of Rakshasa Street.  He has a very demanding job because Rakshasa Street also leads directly to hell.  And it seemed all hell broke loose as the street is also home to ghost, spirits, evil spirits, phantoms and guardian spirits.

Xia Ling is a newly university graduate and works as an intern in a large company.  On her way home one day, the bus she was in entered into a mysterious tunnel and plummeted into an abyss of darkness.  A gorgeous guardian spirit plucked her out of the falling bus and delivered her to safety.

The next thing was that some ghoulish creatures, like from Power Rangers 🙂 came to collect the bodies of the dead people from the bus.

Xia Ling was helping a little girl escape when the ghouls noticed her.  She was cornered and awaiting her death when Cao Yan Bing with his silver bat (a la Lucille of Walking Dead) came to her rescue.

The next thing Xia Ling knew was waking up in the hospital.




Bloody Monday (Japanese Drama Review & Recap)

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Bloody Monday (Japanese Drama Review & Recap)

Genre: Thriller, Espionage, Sci Fi


  • Haruma Miura as Fujimaru Tagaki
  • Takeru Satoh as Otaya Kujo
  • Hiroki Narimiya as J
  • Michiko Kichise as Maya Orihara
  • Umika Kawashiwa as Haruka Tagaki
  • `yutaka Matsushige as Ikoma Kano
  • Mina Fujii as Aoi Asada
  • Tetsushi Tanaka as Ryunosuke Tagaki

This Monday offering is called Bloody Monday and rather bloody exciting to watch.

It is based on a manga written by Ryu Ryumon.

It centres around a second year high school boy called Fujimaru, who is ace hacker.  He can hacked into anything including the secret Russian files.  His code name is Falcon.

But for the last two years he has retired from his illegal activities as his father works for ThirdI, some sort of MI5.

Japan had information that something cataclysmic form of terrorism is about to happen.  They have therefore recruited Fujimaru for his IT expertise and find out about this which is Russian in origin.

What the Falcon found was a short video of a church Christmas service, where the congregations started to feel unwell and develop nose bleeds, sores and breathlessness.  Some piteously asked for help.

ThirdI then found out that an airborne virus will be released, which will kill most of the population and will remove Japan from the map.

The cat and mouse chase was pretty thrilling.

It was found later that the leader of the terrorists, in which Ryunosuke Tagaki is one, is J.

J is a math genius, who was a former professor.

He found it easy to recruit new members because of a very tantalising hook that he applies.

To join the group is becoming like God.

Otaya Kujo, Fujimaru’s best friend, explained that becoming God is doing whatever you like.

With the virus killing 90 per cent of the population the chosen 10 per cent remaining can control the resources and do what ever they want.

So this Bloody Monday is actually about population explosion control.

I recommend this highly.  It is intelligent and a lot of action.


Plus a big bonus of having Haruma, Takeru and Hiroki in one drama.




Good Witch (Kdrama Review & Summary)

Good Witch (Kdrama Review & Summary)

Good Witch poster by SBS

Genre: Romance & Mystery

Release Date: March 2018


  • Lee Da-hae as Cha Sun-hee / Cha Do-hee
  • Ryu Soo-young as Song Woo-jin
  • Ahn Woo-yeon as Oh Tae-yang
  • Bae Soo-bin as Bong Chun-dae
  • Sol Bin (ko) as Bong Chun-ji
  • Geum Bo-ra as Byun Ok-jung
  • Yang Geum-seok as Lee Moon-sook
  • Lee Han-seo as Bong Cho-rong
  • Kim Yong-gun as Song Tae-joon
  • Moon Hee-kyung as Kim Gong-joo
  • Yoon Se-ah as Oh Tae-ri
  • Shim Hyung-tak as Chae Kang-min
  • Lee Deok-hwa as Oh Pyung-pan

New South Korean drama for March.

The story is about identical twin girls played by gorgeously elegant Lee Da-Hae.  These girls have  opposites characters and outlooks in life.  The elder girl is Cha Sun-hee who would do anything for anyone including writing off monies she worked her guts out to earn so that a swindler with a sad story could go on with her life.  Cho Da-hee on the other hand is self-centred and cold.

Both girls from a young age wanted to become flight attendants.  Sadly, their father who was a policeman died having been assaulted by thugs.  From then on their lives have changed for the worse.  They had to leave their comfortable home for something barely habitable.

Their mother worked really hard and so did Sun-hee to make ends meet.

When it came to college, both girls were given scholarship but they can only afford to send one to school.  Being so good natured, Sun-hee insisted that Da-hee takes the place while she works to support her .

Da-hee worked hard as a flight attendant and became a model employee.  Unfortunately she is not filial and doesn’t want close relationship with either her sister and mother.

Sun-hee met Bong Chun Dae, a handsome and cheerful but rather hapless man.   He surprised her with a proposal and were married soon after.

During the wedding ceremony, Da hee came to berate Sun-hee about becoming a flight attendant herself in a rival airline.  Da hee told her that Sun-hee will be a mortal hindrance to her career as the model flight attendant.

That put paid to Sun hee’s ambitions.  She took stock of what Da hee said, being such a saintly sister and scrapped her plans of training to be a stewardess herself.

Years passed, she had a lovely daughter who is mature beyond her age.  She often tells her mother to be more like Aunt Da hee so people won’t take advantage of her.

Out of the blue Da hee came-a-knocking to Sun hee’s house.

When Sun-hee opened the door, she found her sister about to pass out.  She rushed her to the hospital and found out that Da hee had a stroke and needed urgent surgery.  But before Da hee went for the operation she made Sun-hee promised to pretend to be her and go to the Sky Garden of the airline for meeting.  There, someone will hand her something that is essential to Dahee’ life.

Sun hee did as her sister asked, before she knew it she was a full pledge flight stewardess and met the handsome but celibate pilot, Song Woo Jin played by the handsome and funny Ryo Suu Young.

Their interaction was hilarious.  Love it.

Can’t wait for next week.


Face Off (Chinese Drama)

Face Off Poster byShenzhen TV / IQIYi

Face Off (Chinese Drama)

Woah, another Chinese drama.

I have seen this drama advertised a good few months ago but have not watched it until now.  I am sure you have noticed the amount of Chinese dramas that I have yet to continue summarising.

I did not want another one to be part of that statistic 🙂 ho ho ho  So I waited for all most of the episodes to be subbed before delving into it. I think it is safe now because there are 23 out of 42, which have been translated in English.  So watch this space.

Genre:  Romance


  • Zhang Dan Feng as Wang Yi
  • Tan Song Yun as Chen Zhen
  • Ying Hao Ming as Wang Xiao
  • Dai Chao (代超) as Song Qian Jin
  • Yang Miao (杨淼) as Peng Mei Li
  • Zhang Han (张晗) as Zheng Xian Zi
  • A Nan (阿楠) as Lei Zi Fan
  • Hu Cai Hong (胡彩虹) as Xia Min Zhi
  • Wang Yu (王嵛) as Sha Tian
  • Zhou Zi Yan (周梓言) as Shen Yun

Apparently this drama is about make-up and how a good make-up artist can make someone looks entirely different.

Episode 1

Chen Zhen played by Tan Song Yun of My Mr Mermaid is a bit of a dreamer. She has this complex of wanting to be a superhero.

Unfortunately she is one of life downtrodden.  She works a a sales clerk in a beauty counter in a huge department store.  As a clerk, they have a quote of sale each day, unfortunately for her she is too honest to push forward the products.  She would advice customers to get a good night sleep, procure Chinese medicine or go for plastic surgery for a more immediate results.  🙂

One day, in a doldrum she noticed a man on the rooftop.  She went to him immediately to convince him not to commit suicide,  It turned out he was the general manager and she made him laugh.

Wang Yi (Zhang Dan Feng) is a leading prosthetic make-up artist, who was tasked to produced a stunning but unique fashion show.  The show was indeed fantastical and yet so real that there was audience participation.

Chen Zhen and her friend Qian Jin climb up the stage to help the leading supermodel being attack.  It was later found out that it was all part of the show.

Chen Zhen was being berated by the store manager for almost ruining the show but Wang Yi (aka as Master Ian) was there to say that the two did not ruin the say but actually it was the reaction he wanted to get.

Chen Zhen got fired anyway by her boss.

Episode 2

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