Sunday, December 28, 2008

My Lucky Star ( taiwanese drama)

I didn't think this drama would really catch my attention but somehow it did. The story seemed relatively simple when I read the review on mysoju. I decided to give it a try as I wanted to see how the story would turn out.
It's basically about a guy and a girl of course. The girl is like the boy who cried wolf. She lies so much that no one trusts her. The guy does, though it's partly cos he doesn't really know yet. He is actually a rich guy while the gal's poor. And so the story goes.
I thought it was a predictable storyline initially but still liked it. The romance of these two was so sweet. In fact, I got so engrossed that after some events I thought that ahh, it's finally gonna be happy ever after for those two. But I was shocked when I found out that it had only been around 10 episodes!!! I was like what? How is the story gonna continue since it's like 20 episodes? From then, I became even more engrossed. And I definitely wasn't disappointed.
It became even more interesting with another character added. And there was action as well and not all idol drama only. I was really happy with the series overall. The actors and actresses did their parts well too.
Jimmy Lin was the male lead while korean actress, Yoo Ha Na, was the female lead. At first, I was thinking if Jimmy could pull it off because some shows that I had seen him in, I thought he was ok. He was cute and all but sometimes I felt that his acting was a little lacking though it had been a long time since I last saw him. Also, I felt his face made it hard for him to just take on any roles. He has a really young cute boyish face so it's hard to take on mature roles. But he did justice to his role in the drama. He did well.
Ha Na also was fabulous. I've seen her in some korean dramas though I can't recall what they are. I only wished that I could hear her real voice instead of dub. But I still liked it.
I was happy with the ending though I felt it could have been more detailed as to what happened with the villains and all but I'm not one to complain. I'm satisfied. You can find this series on mysoju of course.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Mars (taiwanese drama)

Well, I'm sure that most of you know about this one. There's a manga on it too though I haven't finished the manga as I've read once before long ago but forgot. I'm trying to complete it but many other new and updated manga are keeping me busy for a while hehehe And also, I'm a little too lazy to write online so just updating here when I feel like it.

A playboy and an introvert girl who's too quiet may seem an unlikely pair but like they say, opposites attract. It was my first time watching this drama though I already knew the story and I have to admit it was worth watching it. It went even deeper than I thought. Once together, the protagonists have their fair share of obstacles to overcome that got me hooked.

What I really liked was that this series not only have romance but action in it. And the story is not that simple as well. Both the main leads have scars which are hard to heal. And I found it really touching that both of them healed each other's wounds. It helped that I like both the main leads as well.

Barbie did a great job in playing a quiet role. It was different from the roles that she's used to playing; the outgoing type. Vic also did marvelous. Although he did look a little bigger than in Sweet Relationship(a series that he acted in). I'll definitely be seeing this show later in the future too when I'm free and have nothing to do. I'll just skip some parts that I find boring and see the rest.