Friday Pretty Post: Watching, Waiting, Wishing and Praying

I am still watching LoCH 2017,  it was solid an adaptation till the mid 20 eps, then stuck in the conundrum even Mr JinYong imo could not create a cohesive progression for our YangKang, in novel too flat out evil.  With drama adaptations, the character is required to be within reasons…and attempt the impossible.  It is harmless, perhaps too harmless they are making the boy pervie douche OuYang Ke this time around as well, but boy, is he a charismatic fellow, so much fun to watch on screen and off.

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I Did a Twirl For Every Squee

This could have been 8 silly posts if I do not feel exactly like a very beat sloth. zzzzzzzzz

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April’s Hook, Line, Sinker…or Stinker

I absolutely didn’t watch anything without one eye tired shut last month+, and in prep of me falling into the abyss of lapping up everything under the sun with all the withdrawal, I slept almost an entire day of Sunday in anticipation.

30 hrs later, caught up with my most ‘urgent’ to-watch dramas.

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Inbound Love

I just finished marathoning a heartwarming desk-flipping-histrionics-less TVB drama w/ highschool bestie hours ago.  One which does not insult the intelligence (SURPRISE!!!!), warm, cute and endearing and brimming with heart and no frills.  It’s not brilliant and masterfully written but it’s as simple as the hint of warmth from the setting sun while driving home at the end of a long day, it just makes me smile a little, from the bottom of my heart and forget snark has any bearing in my being.

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Making a list and checking it twice

Updated my current drama list and the Horror!!!  It’s a monster!  In truth, I’ve not kept up with much of anything.  Drama-watching has been so sporadic, never have I experienced being stressed beyond a point to even watch stuff as background noise but I’m there.   Does it make sense blogging/brain dumping about the anomaly is cathartic when I can go watch me some drama instead but somehow my mind can’t even shut down enough for my oldest habit?!  I’m keeping a watching list mostly as a sticky note to self like for groceries.

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Cdramaland Rumormill and Upcomings

1.  Andy Lau is confirmed by Derek Tsang he’s attached to a TVB drama. Andy is now working on the writing and preproduction.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m not a fan of the moviestar Andy Lau,  but the TV idol Andy in the 80s?! *WANT!*

2.  Derek is also enticing Chow Yun Fat for a return to the small screen.

@__@  tbh, I’d rather see CYF doing sth he enjoys than selling out in one PoS blockbuster extravaganza after another.  So a big Fat yes/maybe?

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Other than a dud or 2 promptly kicked off the curb, it’s been 8 months straight of lovely things I’m watching, even if fewer to come by, catching my eye has become a formula of sorts equating awesomesauce on drama’s own merits. I guess I’m finally wiser, maybe it does correlate with getting older and can hold off my nosiness checking out everything that is ‘raved’ upon and revert to whether my interest was piqued from the get go based on …6th sense? gut? Knowing myself better and being less tolerant? I do have to thank a few dearTweeps for majorly Pimping CrackofPerfection, recs like ILICDD, but most crucially, it’s exactly the type of drama I gravitate towards.

Anyway, my lucky streak continues, it seems. 🙂

Answer to 1997 is Cute instantaneously, everything is spot on real and sassy. You can tell from the get-go things can only get better when we spend more time with the characters…they r all effortlessly real and charming in their own way without trying to please because most noticeable positive: the writer is writing this with every ounce of heart and love in her.  It goes from me squeeing Cute! Oh I had and did that, that, that and THAT!  and served a nostalgia galore buffet…then things get tighter, being 18 yos in 1997 is…dare I shout it, my gen. every tiny details r hitting home runs even when I know scantily little of Kpop/Kdrama circa 1997.  I know I’m missing quite a lot of lovely references but the genuine emotion it evokes…I’m getting all the tingles. The Oppas r real and they only occupy our whole being when we r at that certain age of puppies, unicorns and hormones. I’m sure the ~18yos of 2012, or anyone who’s been a teenager once, will find it speaking his or her exact vocab as well because the situations, the growing pains r all the freaken same and dealt with so much honesty and care.  I finished all the available eps last night, and as with every addiction, it again ups its ante, hitting way too close to home and I out-cried our girl ShiWon. Not easy a feat, but I did.
I love everything about it, down to the shouty match in Saturi…it had a ring of Sat pm in Women’s market MongKok HK to me,  the perfect cuppa to tide me over my glorious CDD addiction. *<-No it’s not calming down, I’m afraid.*

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Kevin Cheng: Gloves Come Off

In 6 days, this will dress up my scrn an hr daily:

Gloves Come Off (拳王) doesn’t look my thing story-wise.  I’m not a boxing fan, though I loved my Adashi shonen mangas and Katsu! is <3.

KC will play a talented muay Thai boxer with a big dent in his reckless past, and when he picks himself up, starts anew in HKG years later, he has a son by his ex.  He meets a fast friend with a passion in muay Thai boxing but he’s hesitant to rekindle his own inner fire.  Stakes r raised, he’s coersed to coach his bff and a mute girl boxer for some matches they must win.  Fame and greed rear their ugly heads, he and bff drift apart by jealous ex-sifu’s evil scheming, his past will creep up on him….blablabla…
ie it’s the rare angsty darker lots of crying (and hitting) TVB that will get me even battier than those nose-bleeding damsels with terminal diseases stamped on foreheads since infancy, drizzled on a heavy dash of fauxcest birth secrets…. I wanna throw my own self to some truck instead halfway through.

The newest long trailer:

I’ll keep an open mind, expecting the worse, I can watch this for KC alone because my crush is still surprisingly strong, he went on a diet on chicken breast, no salt, no oil for 3 months to build up lean muscles (just like binnie did for SQ for 2 months).  He’s the reigning TVB actor King, and this is his much anticipated follow-up after Ghetto Justice.  Raymond Wong is the other lead, fresh off his new fame fr Bottled Passion with TVB’s queen of ‘pure romance’ Niki Chow, it is as close to the Kdrama variety as possible: birth secrets, abandoned by evil adoptive stepmom, revenge!, doomed lovers…. I didnt watch it, but it’s a hit a few months ago.

But what piques my interest most is Nancy Wu’s mute boxer.  She looks badass and I welcome a tough lady in my Asian drama any day!