Blog: To Do List

Okay, so I thought I keep a little tab on things and let on with what I’m currently doing as in blog posts and whatnot.

Music Reviews: I actually need to re-organize my music collection again.

  • Kevin Cheng’s It’s A Long Story
  • Van Fan’s Let’s Rock, Love Songs

Movies Reviews:

  • Linger
  • Tea Fight – YES, I meant to do this a long time ago but I kept getting into other obsessions. Major apology to Vic fans!
  • Love You 10,000 Years – I actually haven’t watched it yet though I have the dvd, lol. Talking about being behind.
  • Dancing Without You – Again, still haven’t watch though I got it.
  • Magic To Win – Got this awhile back.
  • Citizen King – Johnson Lee’s movie
  • Sleepless Fashion
  • Any Other Side
  • Saving General Yang
  • Mini-Movie: Refresh 3+7
  • Touch of Light

TV Series Reviews:

  • Gu Jian En Chou Ji 1984: Part III – OMG, I totally forget that I didn’t finish posting it. BUT I need to watch the last bit again to remember accurate, lol. However, notice that I divided it into 10-years gap SO hope it wasn’t too much of a cliff hanger.
  • Legend of Star Apple – Episode 6 – YES, need to finish the episode summaries.
  • Love Together (FTV) – Episode 4 – Honestly, I know, I’m lagging on bringing out reviews for this though I finished the drama ages ago already. YET couldn’t help it. I will get back into trying to finish the review since I’m watching it again recently and lifting off some quotes, etc.
  • Only You (TVB) – Episode 2 – YES, I finally finished it and had some notes, just need to write the posts and post it up, etc.
  • Detective Tang Lang – On the boiler, NOT really that hype over it anymore
  • Zhong Wu Yan – Episode 1 – NOT on top of my priority list but might as well put it here for tracking purposes.
  • Autumn’s Concerto – Episode 1 – Also the same as the previous but just keeping track here.
  • Bao Qing Tian: Huang Jin Meng

Translations:

  • Full Moon Curved Sabre – It’s an ongoing project AND probably the most challenging because wuxia is actually VERY hard to translate.
  • More songs – Mostly Viet, but we’ll see.
  • More articles – IF I could just do it, lol.

Special Profiles: Stuffs that still need to be fine-tuned, mostly graphics

  • Bianca Bai
  • Cynthia/ Chloe Wang
  • Denny Tang Feng
  • Enson Chang
  • Eric Huang
  • [CANCELLED] Jacky Chu
  • James Chu
  • Joanne Zeng
  • Ken Chang
  • Margaret Wang
  • Penny Lin
  • Sophia Chou
  • Yvonne Yao

Couple Posts + Pages – Seriously, been lagging because I couldn’t make up my mind regarding it BUT possibly will focus more on it when I’m done with fixing the ‘special profiles’ section.

Fan Fiction:

  • Hide & Seek – Chapter 7 – Vic & Cyndi
  • Honey In Tea – Chapter 1 – Joe & Janine
  • Neurotic: Tainted World – Chapter 2 – Wallace, Nic, Tony, Angela, and Calvin
  • Payback – Chapter 2 – Xiu Jie Kai, Cynthia, and Nic
  • The Dating Game 5: Rebirth – Chapter 8 – Joanne, Jacky, Ehlo, Angela, Wallace, Yvonne, and Bryant
  • The Business – Chapter 4 – Wallace, Penny, Van, Tammy, and Enson
  • Poster to-do/re-do:
    • Afraid of Darkness
    • Haunting Past
    • Payback
    • Scheming Nature
    • Slanted Thoughts I
    • The Dating Game 1-4 (ALL 4 POSTERS LOOK LAME TO DEATH)
    • The Other Extreme

Other Randomness:

  • More “Favorite Quotes” posts.

*To-Do List will be update from time to time OR it will disappear when I finally finish aka all caught up with stuffs (LOL)…

Golden Bell Awards 2014: Winners

Okay, here are the results for this year. All are listed in the order they were presented.

Best Film Editing – Presenter(s): Liang Xiu Shen ( 梁修身) and ?:
An Bang and Zheng Xin Kai (安邦、鄭心愷) – Double Happiness (主桌)
Ke Wen Li (柯汶利) – Freeman (自由人)
Fan Yang Zhong and Lin Xin Min (范揚仲、林欣民) – Almost Heaven (回家的女人)
Chen Bo Wen and Li Yi Shan (陳博文、李宜珊) – Youth’s Advancement – In Regards To 20 Onward (青春的進擊—關於二十,以及¬_¬_。) (PTS)
Yang Shou Yi and Lin Xin Min (楊守義、林欣民) – Discovery – Army Frogmen (台灣特戰部隊)

Best Cinematography – Presenter(s): Liang Xiu Shen ( 梁修身) and ?:
Li Ming (李鳴) – Cigarette Ends (菸蒂)
Chen Tian Bao (陳添寶) – Record Standpoint – Boiling Sand River (紀錄觀點—滾滾沙河) (PTS)
Ma Hua (馬華) – Freeman (自由人)
Chen Yu Jie and Lin Hou Cheng (陳鈺杰、林厚成) – Rite of Spring (曉之春)
Chen Jun Kang, Xu Zhi Wei, Zhu Pei Ji, and Ye Dao Hong (陳俊康、許智為、朱培基、葉道宏) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)

Best Lighting – Presenter(s): Ye Tian Lun (葉天倫) and Chen Bo Zheng (陳博正):
Ding Hai De (丁海德) – Lonely River (在河左岸)
Li Shao Yun and Wang Zhi Zheng (李少雲、王知政) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Deng Ji Xuan (鄧紀璿) – Cou Zhen (湊陣) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Xie Jian Fa (謝建發) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Su Liang Zhi (蘇良志) – Once Upon A Time In Beitou (熱海戀歌)

Best Sound Editing – Presenter(s): Ye Tian Lun (葉天倫) and Chen Bo Zheng (陳博正):
Shen Sheng De and Li Ying  (沈聖德、李穎) – Housework Proposal (家事提案)
Du Du Zhi (杜篤之) – PTS HD Record Version – Golden Horse Series  (公視HD紀錄片—金馬系列【戰酒】)
Zhou Zong Kun and Chen Yi Qi (周宗崑、陳羿棨) – Life Journey – Hello Brain! (生命旅程—Hello Brain!) (PTS)
Jiang Tao (蔣韜) – To-Go Station (客家電視電影院—《到站》) ( Hakka TV)
Xue Yi Xin, Wu Xin Ying, and Yu Zheng Xian (薛易欣、吳欣穎、余政憲) –  Freeman (自由人)

Best Art and Design – Presenter(s): Ye Tian Lun (葉天倫) and Chen Bo Zheng (陳博正):
Fan Jia Qi (范家綺) – The Snail School (慢吞吞小學)
Peng Wei Min and Ye Cheng Da (彭維民、葉承達) – Freeman (自由人)
Pu Shi Rong (蒲士榮) – Almost Heaven (回家的女人)
Liu Ji Fu and Lin Zhi Ming (劉基福、林智明) – Lonely River (在河左岸)
Su Yao Tang and Li Jian Yu (蘇耀堂、李建裕) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)

Best Supporting Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presenter(s): Joe Cheng (鄭元暢) and Amber Kuo (郭采潔):
Lv Fu Lu (呂福祿) – Land of Purple Pearl (紺珠之地) (PTS’ Student Life Story Collection)
Rock (洛可杉) – Wu Di Zhan Jian Xie He Hao  (無敵戰艦協和號)
Xi Xiang (喜翔) – Cigarette Ends (菸蒂)
Cai Ming Xiu (蔡明修) – Freeman (自由人)
Pan Qin Yu (潘親御) – Summer Trifles (夏日紀事) (PTS’ Student Life Story Collection)

Best Supporting Actress – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presenter(s): Joe Cheng (鄭元暢) and Amber Kuo (郭采潔):
June Tsai (蔡君茹) / Liu Yue (六月) – Go Ah Wen! (加油喔!阿文) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Chen Ying Liu (陳英柳) – Forward, Sir! (轉。大人) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Yang Jie Mei (楊潔玫) – Ming Xie Hui Gu (銘謝惠顧)
Jenny Wen (溫貞菱) – Rite of Spring (曉之春)
Rao Xing Xing (饒星星) – Freeman (自由人)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Tele-movies:
Wang Jia Jun and Fu Kai Ling (王傢軍、傅凱羚) – Land of Purple Pearl (紺珠之地)
Chen Yu Li (陳昱俐) – Freeman (自由人)
Chen Yu Jie, Wang Li Wen, and Li Zhang Qing Hui (陳鈺杰、王莉雯、李張清慧) – Rite of Spring (曉之春)
Liang Mo Fei and An Zhe Yi (梁莫非、安哲毅) – Ming Xie Hui Gu (銘謝惠顧)
Zhang Qi En and Wang Chuan Zong (張綺恩、王傳宗) – Just Want To Challenge You To Live Another Day (只想比你多活一天)

Best Director – Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
Wang Chuan Zong (王傳宗) – Just Want To Challenge You To Live Another Day (只想比你多活一天)
An Zhe Yi (安哲毅) – Ming Xie Hui Gu (銘謝惠顧)
Ke Wen Li (柯汶利) – Freeman (自由人)
Chen Yu Jie (陳鈺杰) – Rite of Spring (曉之春)
Liao Shi Han (廖士涵) – Cigarette Ends (菸蒂)

Best Mini-series/ Tele-movies:
PTS’ Life Story Collection – My Old Boy (只想比你多活一天)
PTS’ Student Life Story Collection – Freeman (自由人)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – Almost Heaven (回家的女人)
PTS’ Life Story Collection – Ming Xie Hui Gu (銘謝惠顧)
Rite of Spring (曉之春) (CTV)

Best Leading Actor – Mini-series/ Tele-movies – Presenter(s): Long Shao Hua (龍劭華):
Wang Xi Rui (王錫瑞) / Wang Rui (王瑞) – Just Want To Challenge You To Live Another Day (只想比你多活一天) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)
Shi Ming Shuai (施名帥) – Freeman (自由人)
Gao Meng Jie (高盟傑) – Almost Heaven (回家的女人)
Huang He (黃河) – Cigarette Ends (菸蒂) (CTV)
Xi Xiang (喜翔) – Wu Di Zhan Jian Xie He Hao  (無敵戰艦協和號) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)

Best Leading Actress – Min-series/ Tele-movies – Presenter(s): :
Yin Xin (尹馨) – Almost Heaven (回家的女人)
Lee Kang Yi (李康宜) – Rite of Spring (曉之春)
He Ai Yun (何璦芸) / He Xiu Lan (何秀蘭) – Just Want To Challenge You To Live Another Day (只想比你多活一天)
Zheng Jia Yu (鄭家榆) – Ming Xie Hui Gu (銘謝惠顧)
Megan Lai (賴雅妍) – Housework Proposal (家事提案) (PTS’ Life Story Collection)

Best Supporting Actor – Drama – Presenter(s): Chris Wang (王宥勝) and Leroy Yang (楊一展):
Wang Jing Guan (王鏡冠) – Lonely River (在河左岸)
Jacky Ku (古理德) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Jay Shih (是元介) – In A Good Way (我的自由年代)
Chen Bo Zheng (陳博正) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Yankee Yang (楊子儀) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)

Best Supporting Actress – Drama – Presenter(s): Chris Wang (王宥勝) and Leroy Yang (楊一展):
Riva Chang (張可昀) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Lin Nai Hua (林乃華) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Jo’elle Lu (陸明君) – Once Upon A Time In Beitou (熱海戀歌) (SETTV)
Xi Man Ning (席曼寧) – A Good Wife (親愛的,我愛上別人了)
Isa Hsieh (謝瓊煖) – Lonely River (在河左岸)

Best Screenwriter/ Script – Drama – Presenter(s): Li Li Qun (李立群):
Wang Xiao Di, An Zhe Yi, Zhan Jun Jie, Gao Miao Hui, and Yu Zhi Wen (王小棣、安哲毅、張可欣、詹俊傑、高妙慧、余智珉) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Li Ding Wei, Wen Cai, and Wang Gong Cheng (李定偉、文采、王公誠) – Amour et Pâtisserie (沒有名字的甜點店)
Chen Zhang Lun, Ke Shu Qing, and Lin Jia Hui (陳長綸、柯淑卿、林佳慧) – Lonely River (在河左岸)
Xu Yun Qi and Wu Pei Zhen (許芸齊、吳佩珍) – In A Good Way (我的自由年代)
Wen Yi Hui and Li Yi Ze (溫怡惠、李義澤) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)

Best Director – Drama – Presenter(s): Li Li Qun (李立群):
Wang Xiao Di and An Zhe Yi (王小棣、安哲毅) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Wu Meng En (吳蒙恩) – In A Good Way (我的自由年代)
Zhou Xiao Peng and Ye Hong Wei (周曉鵬、葉鴻偉) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Chen Zhang Lun (陳長綸) – Lonely River (在河左岸)
Zheng Fen Fen (鄭芬芬) – Kiss Me Mom! (媽,親一下!) (TVBS)

Best Marketing Program – Presenter(s): Christopher Lee (李銘順) and Tian Xin (天心):
In A Good Way (我的自由年代) (SETTV)
Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩) (PTS)
Lovestore at the Corner (巷弄裡的那家書店) (CTS)
Super Taste: Summer Day Heated Battle, Fated Program (食尚玩家(夏日熱鬪篇命運規劃局)) (TVBS)
A Good Wife (親愛的,我愛上別人了) (GTV)

Best Leading Actress – Drama – Presenter(s): Christopher Lee (李銘順) and Tian Xin (天心):
Tian Xin (天心) – A Good Wife (親愛的,我愛上別人了)
Zhong Xin Ling (鍾欣凌) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Sandrine Pinna (張榕容) – Amour et Pâtisserie (沒有名字的甜點店)
Cheryl Yang (楊謹華) – The Queen (女王的誕生) (CTV)
Yan Yi Wen (嚴藝文) – Lonely River (在河左岸)

Best Leading Actor – Drama – Presenter(s): Vic Chou (周渝民) and Chen Bo Lin (陳柏霖):
Han Yi Bang (韓宜邦) (Junior) – Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽)
Hans Chung (鍾承翰) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Christopher Lee (李銘順) – A Good Wife (親愛的,我愛上別人了) (GTV)
Zhang Ting Hu (張庭瑚) – Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩)
Blue Lan (藍正龍) – CHOCOLAT (流氓蛋糕店) (GTV)

Best Dramas – Presenter(s): Vic Chou (周渝民) and Chen Bo Lin (陳柏霖):
Amour et Pâtisserie (沒有名字的甜點店) (PTS)
In A Good Way (我的自由年代) (SETTV)
Sun After Rain (雨後驕陽) (NEXT TV)
Boys Can Fly (刺蝟男孩) (PTS)
Lonely River (在河左岸) (Hakka TV)

Woohoo! Another exciting year! Well, some stuffs spoiled my moods a bit. Yet the later parts made up for it. Not because of the winners, since they deserved it with all their hard work! It was one of the side things. Anyway, congrats to all winners!

*All information were translated and verified by DTLCT, therefore, NOT 100% accurate. IF mistakes were found, please leave a comment. Thanks!

Dem Thu by Nguyen Phi Hung

Uploaded by: hihi hihi

Vietnamese Title: Đêm Thu (Dem Thu)

English Translation: Autumn Night

Music: From Chinese Melodies

Nhiều lần dừng bước cho đêm chia tay không trôi vội vã
There were many times purposely stopping, delaying the inevitable goodbye when night came
Mà lòng chợt sắc se anh không sao quay lưng nhìn em
Yet my heart suddenly tightened, preventing me from turning to look at you
Câu biệt ly sao khó trao
A word of farewell oh so hard to utter
Anh muốn dang tay thét gào
I want to extend my hands and yell out
Còn hơn rung rung đôi vai để giọt lệ trào
Instead of allowing my shoulders to shake with tears streaming down my face

Vì cuộc tình ấy cho anh bao năm đam mê nồng cháy
That relationship had brought me many infatuating, passionate years
Để rồi chợt thấy đêm nay con tim hoang mang vực sâu
Then tonight causing my heart to dip into the depth of a cliff
Anh xua tay che nỗi đau
I used my hands to brush aside all the pain
Nhưng nỗi dau không dừng chân
Yet pain won’t stop in its tracks
Vô tình, khiến anh bước đi xa dần
Heartlessly causing me to walk further away

Đêm thu xưa êm ái khi ta còn nhau
The past autumn nights were sweet when we were still together
Đêm thu nay ghi dấu cho muôn ngày sau
The autumn nights now had made its mark for thousands of days later
Từng ngày sau cách xa
Each day that we drifted apart
Biết em vui nơi nào
Pondering where you’re enjoying yourself at
Từ nay mùa thu lặng im anh nhớ
From now on, autumn will be all quiet, causing me to reminisce

(music)

Nhiều lần dừng bước cho đêm chia tay không trôi vội vã
There were many times purposely stopping, delaying the inevitable goodbye when night came
Mà lòng chợt sắc se anh không sao quay lưng nhìn em
Yet my heart suddenly tightened, preventing me from turning to look at you
Câu biệt ly sao khó trao
A word of farewell oh so hard to utter
Anh muốn dang tay thét gào
I want to extend my hands and yell out
Còn hơn rung rung đôi vai để giọt lệ trào
Instead of allowing my shoulders to shake with tears streaming down my face

Cuộc tình ngày ấy cho anh bao năm đam mê nồng cháy
That relationship had brought me many infatuating, passionate years
Để rồi chợt thấy đêm nay con tim hoang mang vực sâu
Then tonight causing my heart to dip into the depth of a cliff
Anh xua tay che nỗi đau
I used my hands to brush aside all the pain
Nhưng nỗi dau không dừng chân
Yet pain won’t stop in its tracks
Vô tình, khiến anh bước đi xa dần
Heartlessly causing me to walk further away

Đêm thu xưa êm ái khi ta còn nhau
The past autumn nights were sweet when we were still together
Đêm thu nay ghi dấu cho muôn ngày sau
The autumn nights now had made its mark for thousands of days later
Từng ngày sau cách xa
Each day that we drifted apart
Biết em vui nơi nào
Pondering where you’re enjoying yourself at
Từ nay mùa thu lặng im anh nhớ
From now on, autumn will be all quiet, causing me to reminisce

Ending:

Cuộc tình ngày ấy cho anh bao năm đam mê nồng cháy
That relationship had brought me many infatuating, passionate years
Để rồi chợt thấy đêm nay con tim hoang mang vực sâu
Then tonight causing my heart to dip into the depth of a cliff
Anh xua tay che nỗi đau
I used my hands to brush aside all the pain
Nhưng nỗi dau không dừng chân
Yet pain won’t stop in its tracks
Vô tình, khiến anh bước đi xa dần
Heartlessly causing me to walk further away

Anh lặng đi trong nỗi đau
I silently walked away in pain
Nhưng nỗi đau không dừng chân
Yet pain won’t step stop in its tracks
Vô tình, khiến anh bước đi xa dần
Heartlessly causing me to walk further away

*All English translations were done by DTLCT.

The Story of Billy

This album was inspired by “The Minds of Billy Milligan”, who supposedly have 24 personalities living inside him. (I haven’t read the book so don’t know much more than the few vague descriptions here and there.) Anyway? What about the album? Mixed feelings throughout.

CD

1. The Story of Billy (24個比利). Let’s just say it does live up to the craziness/madness of the theme.

2. Live Broadcast Site (現場直播). I like this song ten times more than the last song. Yes, sad (and mean), but it’s just me.

3. What Can I Do. Surprised. But I really like this song. Sad, but because of the arrangement, it wasn’t as pitiful. Just sad and easy to sympathize.

4. Forgotten Embrace (忘記擁抱). Another nice song. Sad and mellow.

5. Give Strength (給力). Upbeat and powerful. It’s actually quite catchy. It gets addicting after awhile.

6. Release Oneself (釋放自己). Another upbeat and catchy song.

7. Glorious Advancement Song (華麗進行曲). This song is even more catchy than the last one. Maybe it was because I listened to him performed before getting the album so this song kind of grew on me faster than some others in here. What this song did was incorporating one of the old songs into it as well so it sort of merged and just plain hook us along.

8. Don’t Want To Wake Up (不想醒來). Another soft, nice song. I actually quite like the mix of the song.

9. That Day (那一天). Somewhat upbeat and catchy.

10. Exclusively Belonging To You (專屬於你). This song reminds me of one of his past songs. Perhaps it was continuing some story from it, like how it was for some other songs too.

11. Baby Tonight. All in English, unlike how it was mixed or some phrases only like the other songs. This is the English version of track 8.

12. The Story of Billy (24個比利) Remix. Usually I don’t like remixes, but for some reason, I like it more than the original version. Strange. Very strange indeed.

DVD

OMG, I seriously underestimated the album after just listening to the songs only. Well, I did like the majority of the songs, but when watching the MV portion, it totally blew me away. It wasn’t just one MV to the next (but could also stand alone on their own), but was like one continuous story, connecting to one another in such a sequence. Well, it was true for the first MV merging its way into the second MV. The artistic approach was nicely done. The transitions were nicely done.

1.  Don’t Want To Wake Up (不想醒來). The MV was fine on its own with the sad theme and story. It really tugged at the heart.

2. The Story of Billy (24個比利): Dramatic Version (劇情版). I honestly think that this song was meant to watch and not just listen on its own. Because it was perfectly executed with the artistic approach, especially the imagery used. Totally awesome. So maddening and confusing, just like the theme of the song.

3. The Story of Billy (24個比利): Dance Version  (舞蹈版). Just like its title, it’s the dance version. The whole MV focuses on the dance steps only, not the other parts of the story. Yet it wasn’t any less crazy, keeping true to the theme of the song.

4. Glorious Advancement Song (華麗進行曲). Truly playful and nicely done with the classic feeling of the era and the jazzy feeling. A very witty feeling to the overall atmosphere. Not to mention Blue J’s special appearance by the piano. That was cute. Brilliant indeed. And the ending was so cute and funny. Then the narrator clarified it for us that that was how Daddy Pan and Mommy Pan met! LOL!  Then the bloopers. Nice touch to finish up the uplifting song and atmosphere.

5. Forgotten Embrace (忘記擁抱). Nice MV. Tragic theme, but still nice. It reminded me of those MVs made in the ’90s. (NOT a bad thing, lol.) It brought back a sense of the past in a way. Tiffany Hsu was the guest star for this MV.

6. Exclusively Belonging To You (專屬於你). Back to upbeat song. Dou Hua Mei appeared as the guest star here, portraying the girl at the cash register. I was surprised but nice to see her in the MV. It was soooo cute with their collaboration. Cute poses and then eventually meeting up at the movies. Got scolded by the people who were trying to watch, lol. Now I want to see a drama where they star in together! LOL! YUP, asking for too much. Oh well, one can dream. Anyway, back to this MV, truly uplifting and fun. Not to mention cute. But I think I used ‘cute’ too many times already, lol.

Overall feeling? I was surprised. I think the MVs sort of turned it around for me. I meant I like the majority of the songs in here (like said before). But then was a bit disappointed at the song responsible for the title of the album. However, the MVs totally saved it. Great album with its artistic approach.

*Images were scanned by DTLCT

Mainland China TV Series Worth Watching

Okay, here’s the 3rd list as promised. (Although I sure take my precious time, lol.)

Ancient:

Journey to the West I & II (1986 & 1999) – This is what I call classic. Though Season 2 had some variations but still retained a sense of cleverness from within.

Li Wei’s Resignation – Surprisingly good. I didn’t realize it was that good either. I meant okay, it got random at times too, but it didn’t fall short of quality. The mystery and constant humor kept it going. Not to mention the witty battle between Li Wei and the king.

The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils 2013 – Yeah, I couldn’t help putting this in after finishing it. Seriously, it was a surprise for me – as mentioned in the review. But I just had to make an exception because how they did it, which made sense to me more.

The Story of a Woodcutter and his Fox Wife – So unexpected and surprisingly good. I didn’t realize I would become so addicted to it from the start. It was a lovable folk tale and a mix of humor here and there. There were frustrating moments but it wasn’t as unbearable as it seemed. Qiao Zhen Yu and Song Jia Ling were so cute and lovable.

Water Margin 1998 – I haven’t watched the new version yet so can’t comment, but this was pretty good. So awesome with the cast and the plot unfolding. They managed to keep most of the stories intact. Though sometimes you felt there were ‘mis-cast’ here or there regarding ages, but because they were sticking around until later so it wasn’t too bad.

Pre-Modern:

Detective Tang Lang – It was surprisingly good. Usually, trailers are misleading since it only show exciting parts, but this one was consistent throughout. The suspense and witty humor were what kept the series going. The cast was also likeable, at least to me. IF you like detective and action dramas, this might be it.

Modern:

A Chance of Sunshine – Major skipping around but the ending result was good. Not to mention the Lu Yi and Alyssa chemistry was really addicting to watch so it was worth the wait in a way.

Sound of Colors – Soapy and it has its faults with draggy moments and bloopers but it was good overall. And if you don’t mind sad endings.

*NOTE*: This post will be updated from time to time. Therefore, it will be included in the ‘Helpful + Fun Posts’ section to make it easier to locate – IF anyone’s interested in following. Also, keep in mind that I back-watch from time to time, some might NOT be on the list yet. Others, call it difference of opinions – IF I didn’t put it on there.

HKTV: Voting In Progress

For fans of HKTV, super good news! They’re finally launching! That’s not all either because they had set up a poll on their website, asking the public to vote for which TV series should be broadcast first. Go here if you’re interested. Yes, people who have been tuning in – even if vaguely, might have learned that Ricky Wong managed to find a way so they could finally launch. The phrase “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” rings true in this case.

Anyway, the deadline for the voting is November 9. Results will be announced on the 10th.