Saturday, February 25, 2012

Autumn Concerto/Next Stop Happiness (taiwanese drama)

Ren Guang Xi, a cocky law student, seems to lead the perfect life. He's the sole successor to a huge and famous business and a talented ice hockey player. But in reality, his lonely life lacks joy, laughter and motivation. That is until he meets Liang Mu Cheng, the new bento seller at his school canteen. Although orphaned at a young age, Mu Cheng does not let her past affect her and lives life with great passion and determination. A harmless bet brings the two together and Guang Xi slowly changes as Mu Cheng teaches him how to give and love. Tragedy strikes when Guang Xi suddenly has to go through a major brain surgery which causes him to lose his memory. His mother begs Mu Cheng to leave him and the latter has no choice but to do so. Little does she know that she already has Guang Xi's child.
Six years pass. Mu Cheng lives a quiet life with her young son in the countryside while Guang Xi is now a successful lawyer and is engaged to He Yi Qian, the kind and beautiful doctor who took care of him after his surgery. A strangely familiar piano piece stirs Guang Xi's heart as he struggles to recall his past romance with Mu Cheng. How will the couple make up for six years of lost time? Happiness, which stop do I alight at?
one of the most amazing and tear wrenching dramas i've watched so far. mann my heart nearly shattered from all the heart wrenching scenes here. of course, there were really sweet and funny scenes as well. i especially loved the ngs(no good takes hehe)
this series had everything in it. angst, drama, happiness, comedy, sadness, you name it, they had it. and most of them were already in the first few episodes.
all the characters were deep, even the supporting cast. loved it. my only wish was that they could have made the ending even better than this. sighhh  but all in all,if you want to see something sweet and true with some amazing soundtracks and ost, i will definitely give this a huge up.
vaness wu and ady an were amazing as ren guang xi and liang mu cheng. their little kid, xiao le in the drama, was cute and amazing. tht was amazing acting from someone so young. the supporting were really amazing. i loved guang xi's mother too especially as her character matured later on. she portrayed her really well,and the rare times, we saw her smile, it was beautiful. although liang mu cheng was really simple and wore simple clothes, it made us feel for her with her sacrifices although at times, i jus wished that she could be a little more selfish rather than just thinking about everyone.
basically,i just loved the story. i watched this immediately when my computer was turned on. the drama is complete and online with english subs on youtube so enjoy people.

Friday, February 10, 2012

It Started with a Kiss Season 2/They Kiss Again (taiwanese drama, manga)

The sequel of It Started With A Kiss begins with Xiang Qin and Zhi Shu's wedding and honeymoon.

Even after marriage, they experience problems and interferences within their marriage such as mistaken pregnancy, misunderstandings, and new found jealousies. Xiang Qin and Zhi Shu switch to medical school to become nurse and doctor. During that time, Zhi Shu meets new rivals who wish to outdo him and Xiang Qin makes four new friends, and one of them likes her and wishes to replace Zhi Shu.
How will their lives turn out to be?
Well I know I'm starting with season 2 but that's because I've actually finished season 1 in the manga itself. i had delayed on this series because truthfully, i'm not into too much drama and our main guy tends to keep bullying our heroine, although she is a little on the dumb side...well maybe really dumb.
thus due to that, i skipped on watching season 1 on video but i really enjoyed season 2 as i hadn't finished that on manga, and also, the story, although there was the usual drama and all, but what really attracted me to it was the chemistry between the leads.
they portrayed their roles to perfection and their love seemed so real. they were both so comfortable with each other. not only that, even the other casts were really good, the family, friends, doctors and nurses. no one looked fake or awkward.
joe cheng's portrayal of zhi shu was so good; a genius of iq 200, quiet without much expression and cold. sighhhh too good. ariel lin is one of my favourite actresses. and she scored even more points for me here. her portrayal of xiang qin as the naive, dumb but bubbly girl so hopelessly in love with zhi shu, hehehe mannn fabulous. she did her role really well, without letting us viewers get irritated with all her crying and shouting and all. it was actually endearing. especially her day dreams grins zhi shu was really coo with the expressionless face, but once in a while, we'd see him with tender expressions on his face when he looked at xiang qin.
i bet every girl's heart swooned then. hehehehe watching this video made me grin like silly the whole time i watched it. too bad i haven't heard anything of a season 3. they said there might not be any as they wanted to stay true to the manga. the mangaka died without completing the story, so sad. but hope she's in peace. she wrote such a great story. there's even an anime of this show.
i would definitely recommend this for anyone who's really into romantic comedies with some light drama. this drama was aired few years ago but still, there are people who are viewing it even today. you can find the whole series on youtube online, completed and english subbed. enjoy!!!