Swipe Tap Love (愛我請留言) Review


This hkdrama is Priscilla’s break through drama for me. I absolutely adore this drama. It’s the perfect mixture of cuteness and seriousness. Although the acting from Priscilla did not completely sell me, especially in the scenes where she is laughing uncontrollably, overall the acting from most of the characters are convincing enough to keep me hooked onto this drama. It’s a refreshing drama. It focuses on the impacts of technology on relationships. Especially with advancing technology, this has been really prominent in our society in the past decade or so. With all the ways to connect with others, it’s easy to forget about the people around us and neglect them. It definitely isn’t perfect and has flaws, but I think this drama does a fantastic job in bringing that issue to light.

You can’t deny the cuteness of this family! You can’t dislike any of the characters, they’re all amazing. Every character has a story. They all have depth and a story behind them. I found myself in love with every character, and each and every one of their stories build on to them as a person and really allowed the viewer to sympathize with them. I really couldn’t hate any of the characters. There wasn’t a clear villain in this story which I really enjoyed. I hate generating hate watching light-hearted shows such as this one. It just does not fit the show. This show is more of a realistic drama, which adds to the fact of a clear cut villain. In reality, it’s hard to define who is a clear-cut villain. Like the drama, everyone has a story and reasons for the way they are. This drama reminded me of this. After watching so many dramas that presents villains in certain lighting, it’s easy to forget that people all have different stories and lead various lives. You’re only part of their story. You’re not their whole world. Other people and their experiences shape and moulded them into who they are.

It may seem like I have nothing but good things to say about this drama. However, a complaint I do have is Raymond and Elaine’s romance dragged on a little too long for my personal preference. I did enjoy them together, their romance is sweet. I do enjoy Priscilla and Raymond together better. It would be nice if their romance had more time to developed. For a light-hearted drama I don’t have too much complaint for it. Every couple are super cute and shippable!

There really isn’t a lot to say about this drama. Only complaint is Pricilla’s acting in some scenes could be more convincing. With that being said, I couldn’t and I don’t want to imagine this series without Priscilla. She’s relatively good to look at, and I would rather watch her as the main lead than many of the new comers. She’s not a terrible actor either. She’s just not as professional as the veteran actors. Raymond is of course amazing as always. He’s an amazing actor, I love many of the series he’s in. All the other characters play their characters convincingly. I quite enjoy the cast! The OST is really good too. I still listen to it now! Jinny Ng is a really good singer if you ask me, her acting is something else to discuss in a later post!

OVERALL: Overall I recommend this! I recommend this series to those that enjoy a light comedy romance. Those that only enjoy action packed dramas such as Tiger Cubs sort of series, this is not that drama for you. I definitely think this is the winner of 2014 HKDRAMA’s though. (If that means anything to you).
I’ve rewatched this drama again when I was bored.
OVERALL RATING: 5/5.
REWATCH VALUE: 3.5/5 (can be boring)

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I’m so sorry guys! I totally slacked off all of last year. I’m going to put more effort into this blog this year as my new year resolution! I took a break off kdramas last year, but lately so many good dramas are coming out! All for sure put some reviews out soon for kdramas and hkdramas! I haven’t seen many jodrama and twdramas lately, but I’ll see what dramas catch my eye! Stay tune!

Short update and Mini Reviews (You Who Came From The Stars, Pretty Man, Miss Korea, etc.)

HELLLOOOO PEOPLES OF THE INTERNET. I really neglected this blog >< Sorry! I just don’t have much time lately 😦 Any who from my last post (if you still remember) I spoke about the three kdrama’s I’ve been watching “You Who Came From The Stars”, “Pretty Man” and “Miss Korea”. This post is my thoughts/updates and mini reviews on those dramas.

First Off is “Miss Korea”,  I’ve officially dropped it. After about 6 episodes, I just could not continue watching it. I honestly loveeeee the filming, the set is so pretty. The style and makeup are so pretty; however, the plot failed to keep me. However, I do hope one day, I’ll be able to finish this drama. 

Secondly is “Pretty Man”, I loved this drama in the beginning. The plot is cute, and most definitely relatable to all my fangirls out there, am I right or am I right? Sadly, there is a however, however the ending episodes of the drama failed to capture me. It focused on my least favorite aspect of the drama, Dokgo Ma Te’s birth and all that jazz. Some may really like it, but I didn’t really. Putting the plot on the side let’s talk about their style in the drama. SERIOUSLY? Jang Geun Suk’s hair is a BIG no no for me. His various terribly styled hair just no. There are some that are least cringey, but still not perfection nicely styled as I was hoping to see. Many complain about IU’s style in the drama but I do enjoy it. It’s not ugly or horrible to look at, it’s unique in a good way, her hair is cute (I like it short better than long, it makes her cuter in my opinion. Long is pretty and more mature.). Lee Jang Woo’s hair isn’t terrible to look at, but again not my fave, I like it short like in I Do I Do. Overall, there fashion sense is ight, a bit better than the styling in Full House 2 (gosh, that hair *cringes*). Overall, I would say this drama is the drama to go if you like light-hearted, not expecting much dramas. Or just a drama to watch to on rainy days when you’re bored. 6.75/10

LASTLY, but definitely not last is “You Who Came From The Stars”. Dang, all the hype about this drama! I’m pretty sure you have all heard about this drama. It has receive so much love from all around the globe. It’s pretty amazing all the hype about this drama. If you guys remember I didn’t think the drama lives up to all the hype. I’m glad to say my perspective changed, but only a bit. The beginning of this drama is slow, but good, but it’s the middle of the drama that makes you so engaged with it. It seriously got me on the edge of my seat! Sadly, the ending went a little downhill (but not that much). It kinda slowed down, and I skipped a lot of parts in a episode. I think I must have skipped 2 episodes worth of content, nevertheless, the drama is a MUST watch for any kdrama fanatics out there!   The styling and fashion throughout is phenomenal. I want MANY of the outfits featured on the show! The male outfits…damn so hot. Every actor had an unique style, and all were adorable. Everyone looked pretty good throughout the drama. FILMING IS SO PRETTY as well. The stop time parts were filmed brilliantly, it’s so pretttyyyy!!! Overall, I recommend this drama to allllll kdrama fanatics out there especially if you love romance! I give it a solid 9/10. 

SHORT UPDATE TIME!!!

I’m on episode 11 of “Emergency Couple”. and I got to say I am really enjoying so far! Hopefully it’ll remain this funny and good till the end! And can I just say how handsome and beautiful Choi Jin Hyuk is in this???

I also do plan on starting “Cunning Single Lady” (my beautiful Myungsoo ❤ and Joo Sang Wook), I also might start Kim Hyung Joong’s newest drama “Inspiring Generation”, but I’m still thinking about it. 

Next post will have my Hong Kong drama reviews 😀 

short update :) what ive been watching and what ive finished (small, super short review/thoughts included)

Sorry it’s been a while. So this short update will consist of dramas I’ve recently started watching and dramas I’ve finished. Hopefully I get some type of review up soon.

First we’ll start with dramas I’ve recently started. Should we start with Korean dramas?

Well it’s been a while since I’ve watched three dramas all airing at the same time and day. You could probably already guess, I’m watching “You Who Came From The Stars”, “Pretty Man”, and “Miss Korea”. I’ll add short thoughts so far in on the drama.

  1. “You who came from the stars” is rated highest among all three dramas in terms of ratings. To be honest with you, I don’t see the hype about this drama. If you ask me it’s pretty average and nothing original about the plot. The only thing really impressive about this drama is the casting. The actors are great (damn Kim Soo Hyun, looking mighty fine in a suit and killing me with his effortlessly good looks in casual wear), their acting is fitting and almost flawless. Ive never seen any of Gianna Jun dramas or movies other than “my sassy girl”, but that was way too long ago so I dont remember much of her acting. She’s great so far, very dokogo Jin feel  ^^ overall, so far good, but not amazing.
  2. “Pretty man”, some of you may know I’m not a huge fan of Jang Geun Suk, and for some reason lately I’ve been possess some negative feelings towards iu, although I really like her. Weird. Anyway, after watching this drama so far my negative feels towards IU vanished. Her acting is pretty much flawless, it’s very relatable (oh oh oh, basically me). Jang Geun Souk nothing wrong with him right now. Nothing too special about this drama, plot is interesting, acting is not bad. I dont really see why it has such low ratings. I think it should have at least the same of “Miss Korea”
  3. “Miss Korea”, damn I was so excited for this. I was set to announce this as my favorite pit of all three dramas, but sadly it fails to live to my expectations. Is it bad? No, no it’s not bad. Is ita? Definitely, not. Its pretty average. I adore the cast, you guys may not know but I adore Lee Yoon Hee. The plot sounds interesting, but so far it hasn’t been catching my eye. I have high hopes, so I’m crossing my fingers that it’ll pick up in later on episodes.

should we move on to HK dramas?

  1. “Coffee Cat Mama” has a decent cast. Interesting? Just scrapping by. I don’t know why I continue with this drama honestly. Maybe because of Bosco? Maybe. Really it’s not a horrible drama; however, it’s more of a drama you watch when you have nothing better to do (me half the day, although I have a ib lab write up to complete, ugh hate school work). The acting in the drama is more than decent, it’s actually really good, maybe another reason I stick with this drama. Hopefully something interesting happens soon.
  2. “return of the sliver tongue” is slowly losing its appeal to me. It use to be pretty humorous, but in recent episode it’s is not as suspenseful nor funny. Its more of rage that’s occurring. I really like the cast, no one I don’t really like so that’s a bonus. In “coffee cat mama” I honestly don’t really like Eliza or Nancy, so its really nice to watch a drama where I don’t possess negative feelings towards a character not based on their character. Most importantly though an interesting plot keeps me, lets see how things turn out.
  3. Lastly I’ve been watching this for a while, that’s because it seems to never end . Gosh how much longer can they drag out “Come Home Love”? Don’t get me wrong, I love this drama. Its my favorite out of the three. Great acting, and much of the episodes are interesting and humorous; however, there are some episodes they really don’t need. I don’t understand why they have it, honestly tie up all the lose ends already how much longer do you need it? Its already past 400 episodes!!!! Although its so long, I really do enjoy the drama.

Lastly what I’ve completed recently. Lets keep this part short. I’ll combine all HK dramas, Jdorama (jdrama) and Kdrama.

  • Bounty Lady (HK). Can I just say that this drama is amazing???? Humorous and tugs on my heartstrings. Everything I want in a drama.
  • The Hippocratic Crush 2 (HK). Ive watched both seasons, and the first is definitely better. That doesn’t mean this is not good though 😉
  • Will Power (HK).
  • Sniper Standoff (HK). Action, crime, romance, and bromance. Everything I love in drama, but does it mean it’s well done?
  • Always and Ever (HK). Legendary pairing. Great acting. Nothing to complain in terms of acting and casting.
  • Awfully lawful (HK). Fun drama, humorous. Aspects I definitely did not like though.
  • A Change Of Heart (HK). Hated the ending.
  • Slow Boat Home (HK). The ending. Damn what just happened? So unfulfilling!
  • Masters sun (Kor.) Favorite Kdrama long with I Hear Your Voice of 2013? I think so.
  • Good Doctor (Kor.) I feel like I talking about this… I love medical drama. Let me tell you, this is a close runner up to masters sun.
  • Mou Ichido kimi ni, propose (Jap.) honestly, I don’t know if I finished the whole thing, imam believe I did though.
  • Taisetsu Na Koto wa Subete Kimi ga Oshiete Kurita (jap.) the anger I felt during, cannot be satisfied with the ending only.
  • Tatta Hitosu No Koi (Jap.) who told me this is the most romantic drama ever, and I should definitely finish it????
  • Pride (Jap.) maybe it’s my Canadian side showing, but I definitely  enjoyed this the most out of all the jdrama I mentioned in this post

I would have put down “who are you” (kor.) but I gave up after episode 10 (?). So I didnt exactly complete it, nor am I planning on watching it. Anyways those are the only ones I remember and most recent, within maybe half a year to a year (well ever since my I Hear Your Voice review I believe)? Honestly I don’t remember how many and which jdrama dramas I’ve watched. If I have anything I really want to write about ill definitely make a post on it! Well I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, see you next time!

I Hear Your Voice Review

I hear your voice Best drama all year. I think I might actually like this more than Nice Guy. Nice Guy first aired in 2012 but it ended broadcast in 2013, so it’s kind of a 2012-2013. Anyway, I might like it more. It’s amazing. Every episode had me on my toes. The whole series is 18 episodes long, which I’ll talk more in depth about later. Oh btw I just found out today that Lee Jong Suk smokes, like WHAT? OMG -cries- Well I shouldn’t judge since a lot of people smoke, it’s just that I don’t hear much that Korean actors/actresses or idol smokes (doesn’t mean they don’t, just that they don’t flaunt it off which Lee Jong Suk doesn’t either).

Casting:

The casting is great, you can never go wrong with pairing Lee Jong Suk and Yoon Sang Hyun together. In Secret Garden they are my favorite “couple”/pairing. From love interests (well just Lee Jong Suk at least) to love rivals, pretty drastic eh? I really wanted to see how that would play out. It worked. The tension I thought would be between love rivals weren’t really as intense as I thought since Yoon Sang Hyun played a really nice guy who didn’t really fight for her as much since he only wanted her happy. I never watched Lee Bo Young act, I only knew that she is dating Ji Sung (who I adore from Protect The Boss) so I was pleasantly surprised by her acting. Her acting is really convincing, I watched clips from other dramas she is in and she definitely convinced me that she plays her characters well. Lee Jong Suk has been in quite a few dramas now, but he relatively plays the same kind of roles so there isn’t much to say about his acting. He plays the high school, hot-head, good looking, smart kind of guy really well. I hope to see him in other kind of roles. I’ve seen Jung Woong-in in dramas before (Ojakgyo Family, which he did an excellent job in by the way), which makes the transformation from his loving character in Ojakgyo Family to heartless murderer even more amazing. He’s a great actor, if he is slightly better looking and younger he would definitely be part of the main cast in dramas without a doubt. Another point is that this is the first time in a while that I really enjoy the second female lead. Lee Da-hee played Seo Do-yeon, who is a prosecutor who has known Jang Hye-sung since young. She is a really strong, intelligent, and beautiful women and seeing her break down because of her father is heart wrenching. She did an excellent job playing that role, I’m excited in seeing her more in future dramas 🙂

Storyline:

Great storyline. Definitely not the most original plot but it is written really well. In so many ways this drama could have failed, but didn’t. It’s really interesting with the plot twists, and some of the cases the public defendant had to take on are really intriguing to see how they defend them. I like how the story doesn’t focus on just Min Joon Guk’s revenge plan but also has the little side stories like with Hye-Sung’s cases, and the love story between Hye-Sung and Lawyer Cha (which I thought could have played out a little long, come on he is sweet guy that genuinely cares about her!) I remember reading spoilers that in the last episode Soo-Ha dies in order to save Hye-Sung, and she goes and runs the chicken store meeting Lawyer Cha again. That devastated me, I am a Soo-Ha shipper so hearing he dies just drove me over the edge. For a while I contemplated if I should watch it or not, in the end I decided to believe in the writers so I watched it. Look where we are now ^^ I’m not going to say anything about the ending, but that it satisfied me. The drama is originally 16 episodes long, it has been extended by 2 episodes making it a total of 18 episodes long. At first I was not happy, I was like “it’s going to drag on by the extension, which is going to suck” but surprisingly the extension gave them time to not rush it but develop the plot more. The last episodes are really satisfying which I don’t think would have happened without the 2 episode extension, they would most likely have rush the whole ending without them.

OST: The OST isn’t anything really to flaunt over, but it’s isn’t bad.

OVERALL: Ultimately I really enjoyed this drama, I didn’t have anything complain about which is nice because I really hate complaining about dramas. They played the whole mind reading thing really well so nothing there to complain about. Well I would like to hear more about Soo-Ha and his uncle’s relationship like what happened after his uncle found out about his ability? Did he just leave? And who took care of him after he left? By himself? Or did the uncle wait for Soo-Ha to be old enough to live on his own? What about his own kids? I’m pretty sure when the series started Soo-Ha is 18 so he is just legal so did his uncle just leave or what? Questions, questions. It isn’t a big part of the plot so I’m not too worried about that part. Other than some questions left unanswered this drama is definitely a success. I would give this drama a 10/10? Um maybe actually, 9.75/10.

DESTINY – INFINITE MV REVIEW

 

MY BOYS ARE BACKKK!!! ASDFGHJKL; too many feels. SO GOOD. This MV is perfection, the song is perfection, everything is perfection. I haven’t listen to the whole mini album yet, but so far I have really high hopes for the album. Watching the MV distracts you from the song, so I listen to it without the MV, the results are the same. I LOVE IT.

THE CONCEPT:

I’m not really sure what the image and concept of Destiny is, because it’s not playful and colorful like Man In Love or sexy and dark like Paradise or Before The Dawn. It’s kind of sexy and manly? I’m not really sure, I’m really bad with guessing image and concepts of groups. Anyway, the concept of Destiny (whatever it is) suits the song really well and most importantly I really like it. I might like this concept more than I like BTD, which is really shocking because I’m a huge fan of the dark, sexy image and leather jackets but somehow this concept really grabs me with all the gold accents in the outfits. A lot of dark colors in the outfits, but not too dark; however, I still prefer the concept of Paradise the most.  Everyone looks really good, I didn’t really like Sungyeol in short hair before but this time he’s really rocking that hair.

THE MV:

The MV itself is amazing.  The set is perfect for the feel of the song (obviously, it’s a blockbuster set!) I love the background, with the perfect blue shaded sky. The buildings and the set really sets this MV a part from other KPOP videos, well for obvious reasons, but also the set fits the feel of the song unlike many other KPOP MV’s -cough cough- UKISS -cough- 0330 -cough cough- (I don’t know, I guess it’s just the light-hearted feel of 0330 doesn’t fit with an abandon looking room that’s all. Don’t hate me, I love the song though!) I don’t really get the MV, well it doesn’t really have a plot so I shouldn’t get it, but the part where Sungjong and Sungyeol and standing across from each other looking at each other with sad eyes (well only sungjong but whatever) is kind of weird like what’s the point of that? Nothing is explained in this video, because there is no plot (!!!!!) so really it’s just a thought and you wonder reasons for it. Idk is it just me?

CHOREOGRAPHY:

OMG TOO GOOD. I CRY AT HOW AMAZING IT IS. Honestly I have to say, if I had to pick my favorite KPOP group for their choreography INFINITE would win by a long shot (sorry SHINee and B.A.P) B.A.P has some of the best choreography no doubt, especially for ONE SHOT, and SHINee has some really neat and cool dances like LUCIFER (LOVE THAT DANCE) but INFINITE would win for me because of their in-syncness and they can pull off some really tricky and amazing moves flawlessly. Destiny’s choregraphy is definitely hands down amazing, it looks like a really tiring dance and physically stressing (Omg did they have sore backs after a while?) Frankly, although I’m not the biggest fan of Man In Love (in my opinion probably one of their top not so good songs) the dance for it is quite good, better than some kpop groups out there. One of the main reasons I’d watch the performances is because of the dance (and to see L’s face but that is not the main point) they are always in-sync, watching their performances never fails to amaze me. BUT THIS CHOREOGRAPHY IS BEYOND THAT. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. I don’t know why but I just love it so much. Maybe it’s the complexity or the really back straining thing, I’m not sure but I’m sure that I can’t get enough of it. SO GOOD.

THE SONG:

As I previously mentioned, the song is great. I love it even without the MV, which is amazing btw. The song has a very INFINITE vibe to it. One of the main reasons I wasn’t that into “Man In Love” is because it didn’t song INFINITE enough. It sounded like it’s a song from a different group, just like “Coffee Shop” for B.A.P but that’s a whole different story I’m probably going to talk about later. But Destiny brings back what an INFINITE song sounds like. This song shows me that Infinite is not veering in a different direction, like SHINee, I would not appreciate it if all future Infinite songs sounded like “Man In Love”. So I’m really glad that Destiny turns out to be a very dancey and infinite type song ^^ I can see me listening to this song on loop for while.

Confession Of A Murder Review


PARK SI HOO. ASDLAGJSLFK;

Is this my first movie review? I’m not sure. However I am sure that I love Park Si Hoo ever since “The Princess’s Man”. Although with his scandal and all, I still love him. We will probably never know what happened actually so I’m not going to judge him for it. Anyway to the review! I’ve watched this a long time ago so I might forget some details. “Confession Of A Murder” is about:

On the day the 15-year statute of limitations[5] expired on a high-profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws himself off the building in front of Choi Hyeong-goo (Jung Jae-young), the detective in charge of the case. Two years later, a man called Lee Doo-seok (Park Si-hoo) publishes a book titled “I am the Murderer” claiming responsibility for the murders that took place 17 years ago. His book becomes a bestseller because of the author’s charming looks and his vivid depiction of the crime. The detective and the self-proclaimed murderer meet face to face on a television debate show. Believing that Lee is nothing but a con artist, Detective Choi renews his search for the ultimate truth. Then another man appears suddenly, claiming he is the real killer.[6][7][8]

from Wikipedia

Filming: Dark and suitable for the theme. There really isn’t much to say about filming cause I myself don’t know much about filming and lighting and all that jazz.

Acting: I don’t know much about acting either, but for an audience point of view the acting was MAGNIFICENT. Park Si Hoo is amazing as always, but everyone else is also great. Everybody’s acting is very believable and flawless. I was genuinely scared at the times when I was suppose to. Even the posters where Park Si Hoo has the creepy smile sent shivers down my spine.

PLOT: The plot is very fresh and new. I don’t recall seeing or reading anything similar to this. It’s very refreshing to see such interesting, original plot. The ending is ASDKFJSKFJLSKF PLOT TWIST. I couldn’t even wrap my head around it. After watching it I was like “Um, what just happened?” I do have to say though I really enjoyed it. There are some holes missing about the plot and minor details, but most likely you will be focused on the big picture and not the small missing puzzle pieces so it isn’t a big deal.

OVERALL: I recommend it. It can be slow but generally it’s interesting and really good. I recommend it to people that love mystery and crime or just Park Si Hoo. I don’t recommend it to people who is looking for romance or any sort of comedy for obvious reasons. I give it a 8.5/10