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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MINI REVIEWS. Nice Guy, Flower Boy Next Door, Office Girls

Nice Guy:

Oh my gosh. This has to be my favorite pairing in a long time. Song Joong Ki and Moon Chae Won both are one of my favorite actress/actors. Song Joong Ki is honestly an amazing actor he can pull off any image, sexy or cute. I fell in love with Moon Chae Won in “Brilliant Inheritance”, when she played the “evil” stepsister of Han Hyo Joo. Both actors acting is supreme, Park Si Yeon’s acting isn’t all that amazing but it wasn’t horrendous. She plays the villain part really well. If acting is a very major part in your dictionary of what makes a drama really good, I say this wouldn’t be too low on your list of good dramas.
The plot is very refreshing. I don’t believe I have seen a drama with such plot line that even comes close to it. In the beginning I thought this drama was either going to be a disaster or pure genius, honestly I wouldn’t go so far as call it genius, but it definitely surpass disaster. I would say this is one of my favorite 2012 dramas. When I first read the synopsis for “Nice Guy” I was confused, I had no idea how this drama was going to play out or the direction it was going to go; however, watching the actual drama the plot is very clear to an extent. At times I had no idea what was going on or why it was happening, but for most of it the motives and events are clearly explained.
Overall this drama is a definite YES in my dictionary of good dramas. If you’re a fan of romance, WATCH. If you just want some eye candy (Song Joong Ki) WATCHHH. If you’re not a big fan of a lot drama in a drama (confusing….) and you rather watch something light, ummm…this drama might not be such a good choice for you. All in all I liked it, but you might not.

Flower Boy Next Door:

Other than the fact that Yoon Si Yoon is like on the list of my ideal guys, he’s also a terrific actor. Park Shi Hye isn’t bad either. I actually really like Park Shi Hye, although she broke my ShinWoo’s heart, she’s really pretty with or without makeup and her acting is pretty good too. Although Park Shi Hye’s character in this drama does not do her acting skills any justice, if you compare her acting in “Flower Boy Next Door” and “You’re Beautiful” both dramas had me convince the characters she plays are not just written in characters but are actual people. Yoon Si Yoon’s character, Enrique Geum, is a very cute man. Which Yoon Si Yoon played very well. Although I’m not a big fan of the characters in this drama, there isn’t really more sides to them, they’re very plain characters. The acting portion is good, but you can’t really base it on anything because the characters aren’t written very well. Not anything special, but played the way they are written.
The plot is nothing special, but at the same time unique. The storyline is predictable, but something no one really explored too much into. There really isn’t much to say about this drama. It’s a good drama to watch if you’re into light and comedy dramas. While if you’re looking for like full on romance, melodrama this ain’t for you.

Office Girls:

This is one of those dramas where it shouldn’t have been extended, but it was. I have mixed emotions for this drama, one minute I love it the next I can’t stand it. In the beginning it was fun, and light but later it was boring and cute. But the cuteness didn’t outweigh the boringness (oh no it didn’t.) If it ended with the original 20 episodes and not extended I believe it would have been a whole lot better.
The OST wasn’t bad though, especially 微加幸福 by Yisa Yu. It’s a really good song, in my opinion. The plot line was predictable, but it is a lot cuter and funnier than I anticipated which is definitely a great. Roy Qiu is HOT, which is a definite bonus. EYE CANDYYYY~! I think they picked a very suitable actor to play the RICH spoiled brat, Qin Zi Qi. Roy Qiu is very suitable to play these characters because he gives that vibe, but I really want him to be cast in a different role next time. The character is just way too predictable. I wish there was a least a little twist or something to throw me off. Honestly I wouldn’t watch this again, I don’t recommend it if you get bored easily or anyone for that sake. If you love Roy A LOT, you might not find it that bad, cause when it gets boring just stare at his face. He’s good looking, what can I say?

My Queen: Drama Review

REVIEW:

Started yesterday, finished today. Sadly, not because it is SUPERRR good but because I skipped 4 episodes and a lot of parts in each episode. I’ve watched this drama before, but never finished. I thought I would re-watch it, because many people like it. So I wanted to give it a second chance. No luck though, I still do not enjoy it as much as I would like. Personally I find the story line developed at a crawling speed. It is really slow, that I had to skip a lot of parts. I had no interest in many episodes, thus I skip them. To me it is almost to a point that the episodes are pointless/unneeded. Also the background music, the same song is overplayed. Even though it’s overplayed it’s a really good song. I really like the OST for this drama, but it isn’t the best. (still in love with “Goodbye My Princess”, “Burn Out” and “I’m Coming To See You”).

Good things about this drama:
This drama is not all bad. It has good points too. Cheryl Yang as Shan Wu Shuang, she is amazing with her crying scenes! But sadly the crying scenes are not as pretty as I Do I Do They had really pretty crying scenes. I’m weird like that XD
This drama is also very cute and lighthearted but at the same times, it can be very serious and heart aching. The best part about this drama is that I love both the lead actors (?) the second lead Wen Sheng Hao as Song Yun Hao and Ethan Ruan as Lucas. I never noticed, but Wen Sheng Hao is not half bad looking, he’s actually pretty good looking for an older guy. I really liked his character in this drama. I love both the guys, which is definitely better than leaning on one side. I really don’t mind if Yun Hao ends up with Wu Shuang. I actually like that, though I don’t mind Lucas and Wu Shuang. I just feel like Yun Hao truly loves Wu Shuang. Lucas may love her, but he’s still young, so he might not know what he really wants and needs. No matter how much he loves her, their dreams and wants are different, which is a big factor in a relationship. Not saying that it won’t work out, just it’s going to be harder for them. I honestly love Ethan’s character. He shows his feelings and does not hide them, which is also a very important factor in a relationship. I’m content with Lucas and Wu Shuang, just cause you can also tell that he loves her and she’s very happy with him.
Another character I love is JJ played by Harry Zhang. He is absolutely my favorite character. He’s so straight forward, and his personality generally is just so amazing. He’s a really good friend. I want a best friend like him. Also I love how he’s always sucking on a lollipop, so adorable!! His acting is also adorable. I just love himmm! 🙂

Overall I would rate it a 2.5/5. Love the characters, but not so much the story line.

Prosecutor Princess: Drama Review PART 2

*SORRY THIS REVIEW HAD TO BE IN 2 PARTS, WORDPRESS DIDN’T LET ME FIT MORE THAN 808 WORDS PER POST :(*

TOKAY LET’S START! THIS DRAMA IS ADDICTIVE. It’s like a drug! I couldn’t stop after each episode due to mostly the fact that the ending of each episode really got you thinking “What’s going to happen next? I want to know!” which are the best types of endings to each episodes, as long as it’s not the ending of the last episode. Due to these “Cliff hanger” endings, I don’t get much sleep these past couple of days. I couldn’t focus on anything else, which is definitely something I need to do! This drama is a comedy romance drama. It does not lack any of the comedy or romance part. I have to admit, it’s a little disappointing that there are only 2 actual kiss scenes. I know it sounds a little perverted but still! Park Shi Hoo is so damn gorgeous and hot and sexyyyy! Urgh.

Lets talk about the acting and character. This drama is one of the few that portrays each character so well that you can’t hate any of them. You can comprehend their motives and reasons which is often done poorly in a lot of dramas, thus this drama is very well written. A love for their child, Guilt out of a revenge seeking plan, The pain and heartache of falling in love with someone you shouldn’t, The frustration of wanting to give up something you work so hard on because of love and responsibility, The bitterness of being used. Those are all very well portrayed emotions in the drama. I don’t talk about this much, but the chemistry between Park Shi Hoo and Kim So Yeon aren’t as strong compared to many other onscreen couples, but they are definitely there. Especially when they stare that each other. The acting is a 4/5 because it’s not an award winning acting, but they show the emotions they are suppose to. Park Shi Hoo in particular though, he switches from and outgoing, adorable, playful to cold, mysterious, evil, and an almost scary guy. He’s also very sexy, gorgeous, HOT and smartttt! LOL sorry I had to say that >< He acts his character exceptionally well. HE NEED MORE DRAMAS! I love The Princess’s Man and this drama a lot. When I’m A Killer comes out I definitely want to see how he pulls off the killer’s personality. I’m very excited to see what his next project is. Hopefully it will be soon and that he will be the lead again, cuz I don’t want him to not get the girl. PLUS I REALLY WANT MORE SCREENING TIME FOR HIM COMPARED TO EVERYONE ELSE xP

Overall I rate it a 9.5/10! VERY GOOD DRAMA!!!

Prosecutor Princess: Drama Review PART 1

I literally finished this drama 2 minutes ago. I couldn’t wait to do a drama review on it, so here I am! I want to ask one thing, WHY HAVEN’T I WATCHED THIS DRAMA EARLIER?! Park Shi Hoo is so gorgeousss! Ahhhh!! *insert mini fangirling* OH and this review will probably be every where (no structure at all, one minute it’ll be about acting then to their clothes then back to acting or something like that), cuz I’m going through a wave of different emotions right now and I just want to get all my ideas down. I’m also too lazy and tired to edit this post because it’s 1:20am right now and I had a long dayyy today, so that’s also why this post will be such a mess.)

DRAMA REVIEW TIMEEEE:

PLEASE! STOP HAVING GOOD OSTs! I’m so in love with “Goodbye My Princess” by Monday Kiz. I haven’t even had time to get over “I’m Coming To See You” YET! NOT FAIR! I’m so hooked on “Goodbye My Princess”, “I’m Coming To See You” and “Burn Out”(GHOST OST, by Block B). Anywaysssss other than the OST, let’s talk about their clothes (I’m starting off with less important aspects, which is kinda weird but that’s what is going through my mind right now. If you were wondering why.). I personally ADORE their stylist. Mostly Park Shi Hoo’s though. I think it doesn’t only fit his character Seo In Woo’s but his as well. He said in an interview before that he loves wearing scarfs. In plenty of episodes, you can see him wearing various scarfs. In no episodes was there the thought that he looked bad, well there was one. But they quickly made it work by adding an outer layer on top. He look so good, in EVERY and I mean EVERY episode. If I was a guy, I would want his closet. Actually screw that, I WANT HIS CLOSET. Screw being a guy, I’m a female and I WANT HIS CLOSET. I’ll find a way to make it work. Plus even if I don’t find a way to strut my stuff with his clothes, at least I have his clothes. It doesn’t even matter if I can wear it or not. As long as I have his clothes that he wore in the drama, I’ll be content. It may sound stalkerish, and a tad obsessive. But this drama has a lot of that. The stalkerish part. It’s like STALKER 101. It’s not even funny, how much stalking is going on in this drama. Especially with Seo In Woo, It’s creepy at times. Real creepy. Ok, so off topic. I also really like Ma Hye Ri (played by Kim So Yeon)’s closet. Even though in the beginning her style is CRA CRA, her style gradually calms down in the middle and ending. Towards the end, I LOVE HER CLOSET. I LOVE HER SHOE COLLECTION. I want EVERY SINGLE pair! I think I talked too much on just pointless stuff >< Let's actually get to the good stuff.

This drama is very well thought out. From the very beginning to the end, everything connects with each other. It all makes sense, later in the drama. Even though it's very well thought out, I am a little confused that Ma Hye Ri, is said to have a IQ of 168 but her intelligence definitely does not seem like it. A lot of the important matters that she finds out, Seo In Woo helps her to discovery it. She's also very slow at a lot of matters. It's not a big deal, but her intelligence could have been reflected more if In Woo didn't do most of the “work”. Also the development from being a “Princess” to a “Prosecutor” all happened a little quick. Like all of a sudden she becomes a better prosecutor. I mean, I do see the events that lead up to the turning point of the main actress but I wish they spent a little more time on it. I found myself skipping a lot of parts that didn’t contain In Woo and Hye Ri but it doesn’t mean those parts weren’t entertaining or interesting, it’s just I found more pleasure watching Hye Ri and In Woo. They are such a good couplee ❤ It may sound like I'm complaining a lot but that's not the case at all. I wanted to reveal all the not as good aspects of it before I actually rant about how good this drama really is.

Queen In Hyun’s Man Drama Review

I think I mentioned this before in a drama review before, I think it was Creating Destiny but I love watching dramas where they actors/actresses become a real couple. In this case, Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na are an official couple 😀 Honestly at first I was like “He’s so not good enough for her” but after watching this drama, I’m a total supporter of their relationship 🙂

REVIEW:
Honestly, time travelling dramas are not really my thing. That is why I don’t watch Dr. Jin (and the fact that it’s a little gory for me, even though I love medical dramas ><). When I first heard about this drama, I did not want to watch it. It really didn't interest me too much. But lately after finishing I Do, I Do and waiting for the last episodes of GHOST I wanted to watch a “lighter” drama.

I want to start off this review by saying it’s a good drama, but not the best. I love it but it’s not amazing. I cried a river of tears last night, while finishing the drama. The last episode got me drowning in tears. This drama divides into two times periods; the 1690’s and current day (2012). I found myself really engaged in the “side” story, where Kim Boong Do is trying to save and reinstate the Queen while trying to stay alive and going back and forth between the past and future. But I did find myself skipping a lot of the parts, sometimes even most of the episodes.

The acting from Yoo In Na and Ji Hyun Woo, are adorable. I love Yoo In Na in Secret Garden but I got to say, her acting here is way better and adorable. Her crying scenes were beautiful. It seem so natural and not forced. I am really impressed with her crying scenes, especially the scenes where she is in the hospital and she thought Kim Boong Do died. Her tears seemed to flow down her face uncontrollably. It seemed so flawless. Let’s not forget Ji Hyun Woo. His acting is really good too, his crying scenes didn’t appeal to me as much as Yoo In Na’s but it was still heartbreaking. Especially in the last episode. I was heartbroken for them. -sigh- He is also adorable while learning about the modern day. Our customs and technology. Overall their acting is not bad and all the characters were very loveable actually. They were cute. Even the Han Dong Min, played by Kim Jin Woo, is adorable. Even the “b****” of this drama, is kinda adorable. Especially at the end, hehe.

Overall I would give this drama a 7.5-8/10. The OST is really good, I love I’m coming to see you by Deok Hwan. My new favcrite OST song. I definitely recommend this drama to anyone that is like me. I love comedy, romance and good looking people ^^. Have funn watchingg!