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“A Korean Odyssey” Review: A bumbling mess that barely scraps by for me

Overall Review:

A take on an ancient folktale that doesn’t resonate with the original as such. Instead of bringing much anticipation that most carried, it makes huge efforts to focus on just the added romance aspect which brings utter disappointment. Not only that, the main purpose of the drama is made unclear as well. Huge lifesavers of the drama are definitely the side characters, as well as the evident character development with our leads.

Hello and welcome back to the blog! I’m bringing to you all the much awaited review of A Korean Odyssey, which has been something that I’ve been following for the last 2-3 months or so. This drama has definitely taken me on a ride, for all sorts of reasons. Not only did it bring me a little hit of nostalgia, but it also kept me invested to see and follow these handful of characters who I certainly rooted for eagerly. So now, let’s finish this once and for all.

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

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Overall Review:

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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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 25

 

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Welcome back to everyone to the Asian Drama Challenge Day #25!! Can’t believe that there are only 5 more days left till this challenge will finish, and where I’d hopefully be back on track with the whole blogging spiel. Any who, today’s question is:

Drama character you’d actually want to date (not just lust over)

This question was indeed quite a unique one, because although all of us would probably swoon over a bunch of male leads, to have them as your actual boyfriend would probably suck. Luckily, I thought of two answers who I would indeed not mind dating 😉

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 24

 

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Hey hey ya’ll and welcome back to the Asian Drama Challenge day #24. For today’s question, it is:

The unhealthiest drama OTP who were better off not being together at all

Well well well, where do I begin? There are just so many out there, where do I begin even? To ensure that I don’t end up rambling and ranting on, I will cut this list down to just 3 (originally I had about 5-6 on this list xD)

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 22

arm-30day-challenge-d22Hello everybody, lovely to see you! Here is today’s question:

Your favourite noona romance

Apologies in advance for this extremely disappointing list. I’m not someone who watches a lot of noona romances, and I’m not too sure why I don’t. Perhaps I just feel awkward about them? Regardless of the reason though, all I know is that the ones that are noona romances are most definitely in the minority. Below are the ones that I’ve watched, and actually loved:

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Returning back to Blogging: 30-Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 21

 

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Hello and welcome back fellow readers/followers! Today’s question is gonna be a fun one!

Your favourite ahjussi romance

I just can’t pick one…there’s been so many. I am definitely a sucker for these ahjussi romances (more so than noona romances to be honest) and it’s quite sad to see that many of these dramas are quite downplayed and less popular than noona dramas. I’m presuming it’s because people are more commonly found in such large age gap relationships, so it hits a nerve? I don’t really know what the true reason is, but certainly the noona dramas are a lot more popular than the ahjussi ones. Anyway, below are the answers I’d give (I kept it to 3 to ensure that I wouldn’t ramble on)

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First Impressions on “General and I (孤芳不自賞)”: I might give this a chance…

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Hello everyone and welcome back! Today I am sharing with you all a drama that I have been checking out since it being posted on Youtube. It is the highly anticipated “General and I” starring Wallace Chung and Angelababy as the leads. So far, I’m fairly impressed with the drama (although I’ve rolled my eyes a couple of times -___-)

Anyway, let’s jump right into it.

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First Impressions on “Ice Fantasy (幻城)”: Hmmm, how do I feel about this???

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Hello hello and welcome back to the blog! Today I am bring to you my first impressions on the much anticipated C-drama “Ice Fantasy” with the very talented Feng Shao Feng (well known for his character in “Prince of Lan Ling”) and the lovely Song Qian also known as Victoria from the k-pop girl band f(x). How I feel currently is that I’m….still on the fence as to whether or not I should continue with this one .______.

Alright, let’s get on with this one *takes a deep breath*

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Current trek with “Doctors”: Should I continue with it, or not??

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Hello everybody, and welcome back! As the title clearly illustrates, I am bringing to you all my current trek as well as my first impressions of the current topping-the-rating-charts K-drama “Doctors”. I was very VERY interested in checking out this drama for a while, especially after seeing its first teasers with an ass-kicking Shin Hye and a sweet-smiling Rae Won oppa~ Now that it is finally being broadcasted, a simple statement that I can make right now is that I was extremely impressed initially, and not disappointed in my decision to pick this one up. However, what this post will inevitably discuss is whether or not I should continue pursuing this drama, and finish it to the end.

So, without further ado, let’s begin this damn ‘current trek’ post already before I spill everything out in just the introduction!

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“Goodbye Mr. Black” Review: *sigh* Black Swan OTP…why must you kill my heart so??!

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Overall Review:

A revenge melodrama that went out of its way to be both light and laid-back at times. It’s a drama of its own style with a pretty amazing cast, but if you decide to skip and not bother with this one, you’re not missing out on much.

Hey everyone! I may finally be back, at least for the next couple of weeks! My first practicum is done and dusted, and I can finally focus purely on my blog as well as my part-time job. This particular review has been long overdue (I had started writing this even before my practicum started) and I’ve finally FINALLY gotten the chance to post it. To be honest, I came across this drama by accident simply because…some cuts on Instagram were total eye candy :3 (Lee Jin Wook you~)

So, without further ado, let’s get on with this review 😉

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