Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bromance 愛上哥們 Recap Ep 16 preview


Just as our loving couple is finally happily together, Zhe Rui gets blinded from saving Zi Feng. Feeling guilty, Zi Feng asks what he can do to make up for this. Easily Zhe Rui answers, give up Ya Nuo.

Nooo, you aren't really like that Zhe Rui! He's probably just saying that and in the next episode will say something like "Just kidding, punk'd" 


 For the next episode, Ya Nuo and Zi Feng are still together. (More evidence that Zhe Rui wasn't being serious)

They bathe JuBi together, "prepping for papa to come back" as Ya Nuo says. Getting jealous at the mention of Zhe Rui, Zi Feng flings water at Ya Nuo, distracting her, and starting an epic water fight.


 Na Na hurts her leg accidentally "tripping. "


Qing Yang obviously doesn't believe it's a simple tripping. She probably fainted again. 


Taking matters into his own hands, he moves into Na Na room, to take close care of her.


 Qing Yang makes her promise, if she goes out of the country to get treatment, let him come along too.

Happily, Na Na promises him.



Couldn't resist. Here's our all powerful mob boss... petty and jealous over another man and his dog. Pfft. Look at his face XD. 



Recaps;
Episode 1
Episode 2 

Previews:
Episode 7 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Su Ran Ran Zhui Fu Ji 蘇染染追夫記 (2016)




Episodes: ??

Genre: Ancient, Wu Xia, Mystery  

Summary:

Poisoned as a child, Su Ran Ran was sent up to the mountains to be taken in as a disciple by a lead martial artist. Although mystery surrounds her poisoning, Su Ran Ran still grows up to be a cheerful and good hearted martial artist although her doting nine brothers and equally loving mother and father make her quite mischievous.

Getting betrothed (against her will), her brothers take her down from the mountain and returned her home which starts a chain of events that bring up the truth about her poisoning and lost memory of the one she loves.

An alternative name for this drama is The Husband Hunting Record of Su Ran Ran (The name of the main female character).

Based off a novel, this is a web drama by lettv that's replacing Go Princess Go.

Kiwi Thoughts:
Interesting drama with a mystical wu xia twist. Looks like it will be complicated. There's nine brothers in this series and they already spent 5 minutes in the first episode just introducing them. Not a Go Princess Go level drama but worth watching. 

The Adventure for Love 尋找愛的冒險 (2016)



Episodes: 32

Airs: Two episodes daily

Genre: Romance, Modern, Mystery  

Summary:

Decades ago, three clans protected a deep secret hidden by three statues. An outside force, trying to steal their secret, decimated their homes. The three clans were able to run away with their secret but the attack scattered them.

Generations have gone by and now in modern times, their descendants have forgotten about the deep secret they guarded so carefully.

Descendant number one is our heroine, Xia Meng Xun, a scatterbrained mangaka who has more phobias than there are stars in the universe. She's well protected by her brother Xia Meng Long and even more so, her boy friend, Bai Zhou. She has an awful first meeting with our hero, Tang Chao in the ruins of their ancestors temple/home. Tang Chao is a free spirit who is trying to recover from emotional scars when his previous girlfriend left him. Mistaking him for a pervert/stalker, Meng Xun punches him in the nose twice but after getting kidnapped together and saving each other's lives, they become tentative friends.

Xia Meng Long is a playboy CEO of a major corporations. He's harsh on everyone, save his sister. He meets his match, Tian Wan Xi, a hard core racer with a serious personality. She runs a rapidly expanding successful start up.

Bai Zhou is Meng Xun's boyfriend. He helps his parents run their big corpa but his main priority is his girlfriend. Always keeping tabs on her and treating her like a porcelain doll, his obsession runs borderline overbearing and stalker. (He installs, with her permission, a gps tag on her phone so he knows where she is all the time).

Their ancestors are the leaders of the three big clans Xia, Tang, Bai. Together they must figure out the secret their families have forgotten while keeping it out of the outside force which still exists and is trying to destroy them.

Cast: 


Xia Meng Xun

 Tang Chao

 Xia Meng Long

Bai Zhou

Kiwi thoughts:
Watched four episodes, wasn't too interested in the beginning as the female lead's character seemed... weak and they used every cliche in the book, But there's four hot guys to ogle at consistently so I continued. lol. The plot is coming along and each character is developing so I will continue to watch. Is it at recap level? Not sure yet.

Go Princess Go 太子妃升職記 Recap Ep 35

Happily, Qi Sheng visits Peng Peng. Now that his love rival is gone, he can have Peng Peng all to himself right?

Wrong. 

As queen, Peng Peng can only give him half her heart. 

Qi Sheng doesn't understand. He only wants a wife who loves him through and through. Not a queen.

In the past, she wasn't able to think straight because she loved him too much. Look at the Bei Mo situation for example. She blindly ran to him to give him the antidote without care if he wanted to harm her. He is a king and she is a queen they don't have the liberty to lose their heads. It's not just the two of them.


The next day, Qi Sheng, disbands his harem. With that, Peng Peng will not have to be queen... of the harem.


 Peng Peng rushes to Qi Sheng. He misunderstood her yesterday. The problem was not the harem. She meant that they cannot be fully in love because they can not stand as equals. In the past, she was always calculating what he was going to do to her and he was always assessing her action and using his power to leverage her.  She will never 100% love him....unless he steps down from the throne. 


Years pass and Hao Er' is right on track.... to be the perfect playboy. He plays a game with the other little maids but when one of them is bullied, he rescues them and sweetly massages her twisted ankle. All the while inviting her to bring her sisters along to play next time. Pfft. Guess the playboy genes run strong.


Peng Peng chides her son with her "I know what you are up to, I've done it a billion times and trust me it doesn't end well" talk. She tries to get him to focus on his studies only to find he's completed it already.


His homework was to correct Peng Peng's calligraphy. lol. After all these years, Peng Peng has improved to writing more than her name but her genius son is already correcting it. Playboy genius with his mom and dad's good looks, this kid's going to be one hell of a storm (that leaves fainting fangirls in his path)in a few years.  


Half way through the night, a masked figure kidnaps Peng Peng.


Thinking it;s Yang Yan, Peng Peng quickly calls out to him... only to find it's Qi Sheng.


Suspicious, Qi Sheng asks if Yang Yan always did this. 

Peng Peng saves herself saying only Yang Yan would do something childish like this. 

Only to get in more trouble for calling the act childish lol, 

Thinking quickly, she answers if Yang Yan did it, it would bit childish but since it's Qi Sheng, it's romantic. Ha. 


Qi Sheng never forgot her words years ago. Growing up, he always thought that becoming a good king and taking care of your subjects was his life goal. But since he met Peng Peng, his life goals changed. 

In the last few years, he's been nurturing Hao Er' to take over and setting up this place now all that's left is if Peng Peng wants to live here with him. 


Happily, Peng Peng answers "I DO!!"


Living a utopic lifestyle, they frolic and dance with no care in the world.


Peng Peng tries to teach Qi Sheng the alphabet which fails spectacularly. Qi Sheng always gets hit with a branch when he fails the recognize the letter. Surprisingly, for a smart king, he gets hit an awful lot. English definitely isn't his forte.


When they get bored, they travel to Korea so Peng Peng can live her Korean dream.


They have time to have another kid. A girl this time called "Qi Pa"



And at night they gaze at the stars. The day before Peng Peng's birthday, Qi Sheng, tired after a day of dancing, goes to sleep early saying he's looking forward to an easy day of sleeping tomorrow.

Wait, Wah? He better not have forgotten the important day tomorrow.


The next morning, Peng Peng wakes up alone in a grumpy mood. He must have forgotten her birthday.

Luckily he doesn't. Peng Peng walks out to see a heart of flowers waiting in the garden for her.

.


From here on out, there's two (potentially three) different endings.


Ending 1:

Happily, Peng Peng revels in her heart of flowers while Qi Sheng looks on. 


Halfway through, Peng Peng's face changes from pure joy to utter disbelief and pain.

She's been stabbed by a gigantic sword. Mortally wounded, she turns around to look at Qi Sheng who's already running over to her.


On her last breath, she tells Qi Sheng to "live on." The same words Qi Sheng said as he left for battle at Bei Mo.

The love of his life dead, Qi Sheng doesn't even notice as assassins surround him. It doesn't matter to him anymore. When he does notice, he angrily takes them on. The assassins stab him over and over again, but his mind numb and in shock over his lover's death, he doesn't even feel the pain and keeps going at them but there's too many of them.


Finally succumbing from his wounds and blood loss, Qi Sheng falls next to Peng Peng and holds her hand. Together they lie in their heart of flowers, their hearts always connected.


Thousands of years later, a heart starts to pulse differently as Zhang Peng wakes up alone from his coma.

Wait... was this all a dream?


Zhang Peng goes back to the same pool he fell into all those moons ago and jumps in it, in hopes of traveling back again.


Instead he relives his moments as Zhang Peng Peng with Qi Sheng.


They will live forever... in his memories.





Ending 2:


In our second ending, Peng Peng happily frolics atop her heart of flowers and gradually fades off. 


He wakes up in Zhang Peng's body again and this time, gets up off the bed immediately and wander the hall calling for Qi Sheng.


Just as he's about to give up he see a familiar person facing away from him.

He calls Qi Sheng's name and the figure turns around.

He walks closer as they become face to face.

Even though this stranger has a mask on, those eyes are unmistakable.

It's Qi Sheng in modern times.



Soooo I heard on the grape vine, there's a second season and third ending to this series planned out. 


If anyone is suffering from time travel withdrawal (like me) after watching such an awesome drama here's a list of other time travel dramas you guys might be interested in: 

Conclusion and Thoughts:

I can't believe they died in the end. This is supposed to be a comedy. No one dies in a comedy! Especially the main characters.  There must be a rule about that somewhere. Having all those happy scenes beforehand, dangling that in our face and leading us on. That was just to cruel, my dear directors. You could have just left it at Peng Peng frolicking in those field of flowers and fade away. Simple as that. 

Who thought of assassins? (I would like to have a talk with that person) Where did they come from? More importantly, who sent them? Jiu Wang? He looked pretty dead beat when he left for Siberia. The Bei Mo leader? He's not bright enough. There's no one. No one left to kill them off. You can't just conjure up make believe assassins and pass it off. It doesn't make sense :[   

Was this whole drama just a dream that Zhang Peng imagined when he was in a coma?

The second ending was so much better but the transition from happily dancing in a field to waking up from a coma is hard to explain and work out. Did she live a happy and long life but we just never saw it? Did he just wake up from a happy dream? 

Although I'm looking forward to a second season, I'm not going to put high hopes into it. If they start from the first ending, there's nothing to go on, They died in the ancient times so there's no going back  
I can't wait for a second season if the rumor is true. But I'm not going to put high hopes into it. Having a full on guy with guy production maybe too much for current times. I noticed even throughout this drama, they were hesitant to have too many Qi Sheng to Zhang Peng moments. For example, in the first ending, when Zhang Peng is reflecting, we see Qi Sheng sit across from Peng Peng then Zhang Peng sit across from Peng Peng. Shouldn't the scene be Qi Sheng sitting across from Zhang Peng?  





Also, I read that in the book, the real Zhang Peng Peng and Zhang Peng's soul swapped. He didn't fall into a coma. The real Zhang Peng Peng uses Zhang Peng's body to live in modern times and her preference for men does not change so she hooks up with guys using his body. Why did they cut that entire section out of the drama?  

If it's happening though, please do! I can just imagine it. Zhang Peng is going to remember everything but Qi Sheng is going to be like "Who the hell are you?" Now it's Zhang Peng's turn to chase Qi Sheng around. 


Recap:
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12
Episode 13
Episode 14
Episode 15
Episode 16
Episode 17
Episode 18
Episode 19
Episode 20
Episode 21
Episode 22
Episode 23
Episode 24
Episode 25
Episode 26
Episode 27
Episode 28
Episode 29
Episode 30
Episode 31
Episode 32
Episode 33
Episode 34
Episode 35 End 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Go Princess Go 太子妃升職記 Recap Ep 34

Peng Peng and Qi Sheng arrive back in style- as victors. Peng Peng flamboyantly shows off some model moves as they walk back to their palace. Qi Sheng just lets her do her thing as he stoicly walks next to her that is until she trips and falls lol. 

Privately, General Yang seeks Qi Sheng about his son, Yang Yan who is still at large. Qi Sheng, understanding his worries, promises him- he won't actively try to find them anymore. If they live in the outskirts and never get caught, then so be it. Greatful, General Yang bows deeply as that's a better sentence than he ever thought he could get for his son. 


On the other hand. Jiu Wang and Yang Yan have had it with living on the outskirts. Jiu Wang promises to trade his life for the well being of everyone else. Hearing that, Yang Yan who couldn't live without the comforts of his old life, drags him back  to the palace in a blink of an eye.


Peng Peng still feels guilty about Jiu Wang. She just hopes they never get caught. After all, living is more important than anything else.


Of course, the next day, they give themselves in. Qi Sheng angrily orders them to be locked up in the prison until he decides what to do.

Angrily, Jiu Wang tells him to just sentence him to death now.

But after they leave, the emotional turmoil is too much and even Qi Sheng faints. Aww, he must be so torn over what to do to his own brother. Jiu Wang did try to kill him with no qualms but that's still his brother. 



Hearing that they turned themselves in, Peng Peng runs to get good food for Yang Yan who cries at first thinking it's his last meal. Realizing it isn't, he huffily throws the drumstick back into the basket (not without coping a few more bites lol).


Peng Peng returns back to her palace to see Qi Sheng pruning her plants (Uh oh every time he does that he's thinking deeply and potentially does mean things) 


Qi Sheng understands that Jiu Wang returned to save his comrades from a life of hardship. He took all the blame so that they can return to their lives in the capital.

Jiu Wang and Qi Sheng are very similar, hence he (Qi Sheng) can understand a lot of things he does. For example, all the things he does for the woman he loves.

Peng Peng knows he already made his decision, so she just goes to bed without trying to convince him further to save Yang Yan and Jiu Wang.



Officially, Jiu Wang is stripped of his title, and sent to Siberia. Yang Yan must serve in the military in Bei Mo for five years. Then he can return to the capital and live normally.


Peng Peng pays a visit to Jiu Wang before he leaves. Jiu Wang can't help but ask, "If I married you, would it have been different?"

Peng Peng replies "No, I think we (Qi Sheng and her) were fated to be. No matter how, we would have still ended up together" Well she did travel thousands of years into the past, turn from man into woman to eventually end up with him.



As he leaves for Siberia, Jiu Wang looks hopefully back at the palace and back at his wallet in hopes that Peng Peng would come to send him off. 

But she never comes.

And he leaves, by himself.



Awwm poor Jiu Wang, all he wanted was her love. 


The last episode 35. has two endings which I will write tomorrow. Have a good nite :]


Recap:
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12
Episode 13
Episode 14
Episode 15
Episode 16
Episode 17
Episode 18
Episode 19
Episode 20
Episode 21
Episode 22
Episode 23
Episode 24
Episode 25
Episode 26
Episode 27
Episode 28
Episode 29
Episode 30
Episode 31
Episode 32
Episode 33
Episode 34
Episode 35 End