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“Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms” Review: Will forever now be one of my favourite C-dramas of all time

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A mystical and compelling xianxia drama that has indeed done the original novel justice. Throughout the course of this drama, it will take you on a journey that is both heart-warming and heartbreaking, thanks to its amazing cast, breathtaking cinematography and fantastic decisions made post-production. Such components make Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms possibly one of the best C-dramas in recent years.

Hello everyone and welcome back! Today I am super excited to share with you my thoughts on this amazing C-drama Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms which I had finished a while back. I do hope that once this drama is released with complete subtitles, that it will gain even more popularity amongst Asian drama fans, because this is indeed an example of what Chinese dramas are capable of. I will admit, I’ve been quite reluctant to write this review since I am exhibiting severe withdrawal symptoms, but it is indeed about time I shared my thoughts on this beauty I came across by accident.

Let’s finish this.

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“General and I” Review: An angsty and dragged out adventure that left my hopeful heart drained

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A drama that built potential initially due to its source material and hired cast, only to end with a bitter taste of disappointment in the mouth. With its sloppy editing, unprofessional production choices and dragged story, General and I will leave you screaming and sighing in agony, especially if you’re aware of how the original story went.

As many has discovered with this drama, so much hype surrounded this one, simply because of its original novel, and the popularity our two main leads have in the C-drama industry. However, of course with most highly anticipated dramas, there is such high expectations, too high to the point where the fall downwards is just painful to watch unfold. With General and being the most anticipated starting C-drama for 2017, there was much to love but sadly, resulted in much to cringe and despise.

Let’s close this once and for all, shall we?

 

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“Goblin” Review: A bittersweet and memorable journey for many years to come

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Overall Review:

A journey which was poignant, memorable and epic for not only the people we follow along with, but rather the specks of wisdom that the show sprinkles throughout. Through its amazing cinematography, sweet chemistry and intriguing messages, this drama will indeed keep your interest as it sets itself apart from most other dramas.

Like many already have (and eventually will), I am certainly not the first nor last blogger to share their thoughts on this drama. Goblin was perhaps the most anticipated drama of the remaining quarter of 2016 and as expected, it did indeed deliver. After laughing and crying my heart out for numerous hours (and recovering from the numbing feeling that I felt for hours after watching the drama), as well as falling into a little slump for a couple of weeks, I have finally gained the courage to close this drama, and finally say my farewell to our Goblin and his bride.

*deep breath* Let’s get on with it.

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 30

 

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Hello and welcome everyone to the 30th and final day of this challenge! Wow, what a journey this has been for the both of us! What I’ve learnt from this challenge is 1) It is so hard to blog daily, keeping up with new content to talk about and share with others and 2) trying to think back into much older dramas in order to not only share with others, but to also remind yourself of the hundreds and hundreds of drama we’ve all watched in the past. I guess what this challenge has shown is that if you do set your mind to it (which was for me to post daily in response to this challenge) you can indeed achieve.

So, let’s finish this.

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 29

 

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Welcome back to Day #29 of this 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge. One more day to go after this…seems almost surreal. How is that 30 days has already gone by? I really do hope that this challenge is enough to encourage me to continue blogging much more often this year than previous years. Here is today’s question:

Drama that everyone else absolutely loved and you absolutely did not

There’s most definitely an abundance of answers for this question. I just simply hope that I don’t offend anyone with my answers…they are just my honest opinion on some dramas.

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 28

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Hello and what is this? We only have 2 more days of this challenge?!! Indeed we do. Today’s question is in fact:

Your top three sisterhoods in dramas

Unlike the abundance of possible answers like yesterday, today’s answer is a lot more difficult. Surprisingly, asian dramas (specifically K-dramas) I’ve noticed don’t create as many sisterhoods as there are bromances. That is really disappointing in my opinion since the ones that do exist are just so sweet, and it would be nice if the female leads had a bigger support network to rely on. Here are the ones that I have been able to remember and note down:

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 27

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Hello and a very happy warm welcome back! Oh my god~~ Three more days to go of this challenge! Can’t believe that it has been almost a month since I first started posting for this. It’s really starting to feel bittersweet. The question for the day is:

Your top three bromances in dramas

…I think this question is trying every way to kill me. ONLY 3?!! But, but, but…that’s almost impossible! How am I supposedly going to be able to reduce all of K-drama’s cute and awesome bromances into only just 3 :/ *sigh* Welp, sorry to all the other bromances that I’ve failed to list in this post…you’ll always be in my heart xD

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