Korean Drama | Oh My Ghost

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Genres: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Release Date: July 3, 2015 – August 22, 2015
Total Episodes: 16 | ~1 hour runtime
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Synopsis: Bong-Sun is an introverted young woman (late 20’s) working as a dishwasher/assistant in a restaurant owned and operated by star chef Sun-Woo— the man she has a secret crush on. Because her grandmother is a shaman, Bong-Sun can see ghosts. Bong-Sun’s life takes a wild turn after she’s possessed by ghost named Soon-ae’s who holds the grudge of dying as a virgin. 

When I first started this show, it didn’t grab my attention at all, and I was a little disappointed. After a few episodes, the mystery of Soon-ae’s death and the past she couldn’t remember made things interesting.

I really enjoyed the friendship with the guys in the restaurant kitchen, and Bong-Sun and Sun-Woo had romantic chemistry that didn’t feel awkward. I also really liked the scenes with Sun-Woo’s mom and the shaman, their friendship was cute.

One of the things I wish there had been more of were scenes with Soon-ae’s family. I’m really glad she never told them she was a ghost and possessing someone’s body, but at the same time I kind of wish she did. Hearing her brother’s reaction would have been kind of funny.

There are some trends that are in most Asian dramas I’ve seen, but they didn’t seem annoyingly cliché. Sun-woo has his eyes on a girl, and there’s a guy in the restaurant who you can tell has a crush on Bong-Sun. There isn’t a second male lead who suffers, thankfully.

While the ending was happy (for the most part), I didn’t like it because… SPOILERS… Bong-Sun goes to school abroad and blows everyone off, then suddenly comes back and Sun-Woo acts like nothing ever happened. Was that a mistranslation, or did she really not contact him for months? It just seemed weird to me.

For those who may be wondering, there are no sex scenes or nudity.

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Korean Drama | Black

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Genres: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy
Release Date: October – December 2017
Total Episodes: 18 | ~1.25 hour runtime
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Synopsis: A man possessed by death. A woman who can see death. The earthly and the afterworld collide dangerously.

Warning!
This show contains gore and violence. There is also a scene where a dog is killed. I don’t remember which episode it was, but when I do, I will edit this. 

If you have Netflix and can watch trailers on your device, watch the trailer that’s on there. I can’t find that trailer on YouTube. Most of the videos don’t have caption options either! So here’s the opening theme.

Kang Ha-Ram can see shadows when people are about to die. If she touches the shadow, she’ll see how they will die. When she was a child, Ha-Ram saw a shadow on her dad, and after failing to stop his death, she was overwhelmed with regret.

Han Moo-Gang is a new detective with a terrible stomach at crime scenes. After meeting Ha-Ram and finding out about her ability, he asks if they can partner together to prevent deaths, until he is shot and the head… The detective is possessed by a Grim Reaper named #444 who is trying to catch a runaway Grim Reaper. When he takes over Moo-Gang’s life, he and Ha-Ram solve a twenty-year old murder case, and develop a bit of a romance.

This is the type of show you really have to pay attention to. The story can be pretty confusing at times. There are clues all over the place, and almost every episode has some crazy plot twist! There are some plot holes that annoyed me, but I got over it.

The show is a combination of dark murder mystery and humor. I love Black/#444, he’s so funny (the actor playing him is handsome… he got my mom’s attention and she started watching the show lol). The ending is bittersweet, and kind of confused me after I got past the awful choices the costume department made… They must have had a low budget, haha… Regardless of the end scene being cheesy, I highly recommend the show! The mystery part was exciting. It even got my mom’s approval, and she’s super picky.

 

Japanese Drama | Good Morning Call

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Genres: School, Friendship, Romance
Total Episodes: 27
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐1/2

Synopsis: Yoshikawa Nao stays behind to live by herself when her parents leave to inherit her grandpa’s farm in the country. On the day she moves into her new apartment, she discovers that it was rented also to Uehara Hisashi; a cute popular guy from her school. Not only did their housing agency unexpectedly close down, the landlord of the apartment tells them that they had to pay more for their apartment than they had expected. With no money and no home to return to, Nao and Hisashi decide to live together as flatmates.

“Rachel, you need to calm down on these Asian dramas.” No.

This is another cute and fluffy manga to tv show adaptation where the main characters don’t get along at first and fall in love. Other guys are interested in the main character, but she’s completely oblivious to their affections… This show was so cliché, but I couldn’t stop watching it!

I have no experience with the manga or anime, so if you’re looking for a compare/contrast, I’m sorry!

I got some serious Boys Over Flowers vibes during the first episode when Uehera walked into the school and girls were screaming and fangirling over him, then three popular girls laid out some rules… The school has three top guys. Uehera, Nao’s childhood friend Daichi, and someone I can’t remember lol.

I really enjoyed Nao’s friendships, and watching her and Uehara grow together and fall in love (even though I shipped Nao with her childhood friend Daichi at first). I found Uehara to be too cold and distant, even after he and Nao had their relationship established. Nao’s non-stop Uehara talk after they started dating quickly became annoying… and their lack of communication that caused massive misunderstandings drove me crazy at times.

There’s one episode that I absolutely hated towards the end of the first season! Uehara says he wants to move out, and Nao’s best friend Marina totally twists it around, says Uehara is probably going to propose to her, and starts a rumor at school. It was such an annoying episode.

The second lead syndrome is awful in both seasons, but worse in the second season… In the second season, Nao and Uehara are attending college. A few characters I actually enjoyed watching from the first season aren’t in the second season, and a few new characters are introduced. One of the new characters is a flirty guy named Natsume who befriends both Uehara and Nao.

I really would like to see a season 3 following Nao and Uehara as adults… And you know, see Uehara show some emotion towards Nao. Was he supposed to be that distant, or did the actors not have any chemistry? Hmm…

Japanese Drama | Switched

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Genres: School, Suspense, Supernatural
Release Date: August 1, 2018 (Netflix)
Total Episodes: 6 | ~30-40 minute runtime
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Synopsis: A popular teenager inexplicably finds herself in the body of an unpopular classmate — and her body’s new owner has no intention of switching back.

The series centers on Ayumi Kohinata, a first-year high school student who has a cute and shy personality. She’s excited that she just started dating her first boyfriend, but on the day of their first date, she gets a mysterious call from her classmate Zenko Umine. Zenko says she’s going to die, and Ayumi witnesses Zenko jumping from a building. The next thing she knows, Ayumi wakes up in a hospital, but in Zenko’s body.

*TRIGGER WARNING*
This show does show people jumping off buildings, and shows a clip of a girl (not one of the main characters) jumping off a building and dying multiple times.

Hey guys! I’m back reviewing Asian dramas after taking some time to watch Doctor Who so I can catch up with the new season all my friends are complaining about! Haha. 🙂

Switched is based off of the manga series Sora wo Kakeru Yodaka by Shiki Kawabata. I’ve not read the manga, so I can’t compare/contrast.

Zenko Umine wanted to be Ayumi Kohinata because she’s popular, pretty, and was dating Mizumoto Koushirou, the boy she had a crush on. This isn’t the typical body switching story about the mean pretty popular girl switching places with the nice ugly unpopular girl. Ayumi is actually really sweet and nice, and the show teaches that no matter what you look like, it’s what’s inside that counts.

After switching bodies, Ayumi finds out that Umine was bullied by the school, and mistreated by her mother. It’s her best friend Kaga Shunpei who first notices Ayumi is inside Umine’s body… Of course there’s a love triangle, but it’s not annoying! Kaga has a crush on Ayumi, and his affection towards her doesn’t change after she’s in Umine’s body which makes things really interesting at school and with Umine’s reaction… Then Mizumoto is jealous of Kaga’s popularity even though he is top of the class and he asks Umine how to switch bodies. There’s a lot of suspenseful drama from start to finish, and plot twists.

The best part is the man in a parakeet’s body… I would have been interested seeing a parakeet in a human’s body, but that was never shown!

Netflix Original: The Dragon Prince — Book One: Moon

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Genres: Animation, Fantasy
Release Date: September 14, 2018
Total Episodes: 9 | ~25 minute runtime
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Last week, Netflix released a new animated series called The Dragon Prince. The show was developed by Aaron Ehasz of Avatar: The Last Airbender. I have not seen Avatar, so I can’t compare/contrast, but I’ve heard the shows are very similar.

The show begins with a prologue telling you about the world… Humans, elves, and dragons lived together in peace until human mages discovered they could use dark magic. (The magic system in this show comes from six sources in nature: the moon, the sun, air, sky, earth, and the ocean.) King Harrow’s mage, Viren, killed the Dragon King and smashed his only egg… Check out the trailer!

I turned on Netflix last night to watch a movie before bed, and this was the advertisement banner. Seeing “dragon” anything grabs my attention, so I watched the trailer and decided to watch the first episode… I think by now you know that if I like a show I binge it. I have zero self-control. Haha.

This show is so good. My one complaint is that I wanted more episodes! I didn’t check to see how many episodes there were until after I finished the ninth one and wondered why it wasn’t autoplaying the next one… There’s a massive cliffhanger, and season two doesn’t have a release date yet. WHYYYYY?!

I really liked the animation style, and the design for the elves is pretty neat/original. There are lots of skin tones, and one of the side characters is deaf! There are a couple of scenes where the sign language isn’t translated. I wish there had been some subtitles, but I understand why and think it’s really awesome how the creators wanted those with hearing and speaking disabilities to have a special moment.

The general story is pretty common (people finding something and returning it to settle a war, and someone trying to take over the throne is common in fantasy movies and games), but the characters are unique and super likeable… Even the brother and sister “bad guy” duo. They’re not good or evil, more grey area. They were pretty interesting and funny to watch.

This is a solid start to a series. I highly recommend it for fantasy fans of all ages.

 

C-Drama | A Love So Beautiful

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Genres: School, Comedy, Romance
Release Date: November 2017 – December 2017
Total Episodes: 23 | ~40-50 minute runtime
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Synopsis: It starts off with high school classmates Chen Xiao Xi and Jiang Chen who are also neighbors. Xiao Xi, a cheerful girl who doesn’t study much, is expressive about her admiration towards Jiang Chen, the popular guy known for his looks and high grades. Together with their fellow classmates the funny Lu Yang, athletic but loyal Jingjing, and cool swimming team member Wu Bo Song, they embark on high school life to university until their adult life.

 

My plan was to watch at least one episode a day for the rest of the month and focus on reading in my free time… Whoops. At least I can focus on reading now? 😁

When I first started watching the show, I wasn’t too impressed, and almost quit after the first few episodes. Once things picked up, I needed to know what was going to happen next and started binging.

As the synopsis says, the story follows the lives of five friends. We get to see them grow through their high school years, college, and early adulthood. The friendship is absolutely adorable and hilarious to watch. I love movies and shows with strong friendships.

Xiao Xi’s crush on Jiang Chen was painful to watch at times. Wu Bo Song’s crush on Xiao Xi will make your heart hurt, but then he gets kind of annoying towards the end… I wanted him to go away. lol

The show doesn’t just focus on the relationships. We get to see the character’s lives and struggles with their school work and their families. It’s pretty rare to see parents that are present and a part of their kid’s life on tv and in movies.

I liked how the school uniforms were comfy looking tracksuits instead of prep-school looking uniforms. Something that really stood out to me was the freedom students had. There were no teachers during study hall, and the students could just get up and leave the classroom whenever they wanted to. I don’t know how accurate the portrayal of the school was, but it was interesting to see.

I enjoyed the high school episodes more than the college and adult episodes. My main complaint is the transition from high school to college. The college years sped by so fast, I was kind of confused. I was also kind of annoyed with the  break up/make up plot due to poor communication.

While the story is really cute, it didn’t leave that much of an impact. I don’t see myself re-watching it, but I recommend it.

K-Drama | Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon

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Genres: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Thriller
Release Date: February 2017 – April 2017
Total Episodes: 16 | ~1 hour runtime
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon follows a young woman named Bong Soon, who like all the females in her family, has superhuman strength. Bong Soon has the dream of living a normal life and creating a video game with herself as the main character. After Ahn Min Hyuk, the CEO of a gaming company, witnesses Bong Soon protect a bus driver from a bunch of gangsters, he hires her as a bodyguard to protect him from a blackmailer since he doesn’t like police officers and wants to solve the problem himself.

Bong Soon’s friend In Guk Doo is a police officer, and her crush since childhood. (You can probably guess the type of relationship he’ll have with Bong-Soon’s boss.) Guk Doo is set on solving the murder and multiple kidnappings that have occured in the city, not far from where Bong-Soon lives.

Between her job protecting her boss and the kidnapper, Bong Soon must be careful… If she misuses her strength, she’ll lose her power forever.

Trailer:

You’re probably reading the genres and thinking, “How can a romantic comedy be a fantasy thriller without being a train wreck?!” It wasn’t perfect, but I’m actually really surprised that everything worked out without being too cheesy. The story was fluffy yet dark, and had all the elements I love watching and reading about. I was hooked from the first episode, and the ending was satisfying.

The things that annoyed me? The gangsters and weird monk. At first, the gangsters were funny… but then they got more and more scenes, and it just felt like filler. The story with the monk was pointless.

August Wrap-Up and September Goals

I had a pretty good month, considering I’m still recovering from a slump.

What I Read:

Elemental Thief by Rachel Morgan is the first book in Rachel Morgan’s new YA fantasy dystopian series called the Ridley Kayne Chronicles. Rachel Morgan is one of my auto-buy authors. All her books are cute, clean, and addicting. I love them so much.

Elemental Thief takes place in a futuristic world and follows Ridley, a teenage girl who steals from the wealthy and gives to those in need… but stealing isn’t her biggest crime. Her biggest crime is that she welds magic. After stealing something from an old friend’s house, Ridley is followed home, a man is killed behind her apartment, her best friend is accused for the crime, and the guy she just stole from needs help finding the artifact she was asked to steal before lives are in danger.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson is a beautiful, insightful, and theologically rich book for those struggling with anxiety.

In her book, Hannah Anderson elegantly explores humility in such a unique way, and she explains that it’s not until we realize how little we control that we begin to face our limitations. It’s calling upon Jesus that frees us from our burdens, and calls us into humility by relying less on ourselves and more on Him. Humility is understanding that without God, we are nothing but dust, and it teaches us that we don’t have to obey our emotions because the only version of reality that matters is God’s.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Even Better Than Eden by Nancy Guthrie goes over nine themes found in Scripture that tell us that what God has planned for us is better than Eden.

Guthrie uses stories from both the Old and New Testament— beginning with Genesis and ending with Revelation— to tell us that what God has planned for us is even better than Eden.

This book is theologically solid and full of great quotes. Some chapters were really good, some were kind of meh. This book has discussion questions in the back, so I think I would have enjoyed it more as a group study instead of reading it by myself.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Solace of Water by Elizabeth Byler Younts a historical fiction novel about healing, forgiveness, and finding friendship (and love) in unexpected places. This was my first Amish book, and it’s the perfect book if you’re a fan of historical fiction and want to dip your toes into Amish fiction.

This book is set in Amish country during the 1950’s. The narrators are an African-American preacher’s wife named Delilah “Deedee”, her teenage daughter Sparrow, and an Amish woman named Emma.

This book contains challenging topics that some readers may struggle with, or want to avoid completely (racism, alcoholism, stillbirth/miscarriage, and self harm).

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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 The children’s books I read were: 

God Always Keeps His Promises by Max LucadoCandy Apple Blessings by Maddie Frost, and Precious Moments Little Book of Thanks by Jean Fischer. Click the titles to go to the review.

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What I Watched:

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Aggretsuko is a hilarious animated series on Netflix that follows Retsuko, a twenty-five year old red panda who works an office job and channels her anger into singing metal.

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Boys Over Flowers is a Korean drama adaptation of the Japanese manga Hana Yori Dango. (Click the title to view my review.) This was my first Asian drama show and I really loved it. It was a rollercoaster of emotions. Afterwards, I decided to start the Chinese Netflix Original version…

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Meteor Garden is the Chinese drama adaptation of Hana Yori Dango. I actually finished the last 6 episodes on September 1st, and there are 49 episodes total. If you’ve never seen a Chinese drama, they’re dubbed due to different accents. It’s a bit hard to get used to at first, and if you look up the actor’s real voices, it might get on your nerves. Haha.

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What I Plan On Reading:

The first two books are carry overs from last month, I had to take a break from reading (hints the Asian drama binge) before I put myself in another reading slump.

A Leopard Tamed by Eleanor Vandevort

Synopsis: The story of A Leopard Tamed is set in Nasir, a tiny village on the banks of the Sobat River in the Sudan. It reads like the story of another world, of another time–but it is very much of our world, our time. The author is an American missionary who lived with the Nuer tribe in Nasir for thirteen years. A Leopard Tamed is the vivid, exciting description of what those years were like for her.

Eleanor became friendly with Kuac, a small boy whose burning ambition was to do the work of God. He proved invaluable in helping her. He taught her his language, which enabled her to translate the Bible for the Nuer people for the first time. After she discovered he was a born teacher, he even led Bible classes for her.

Although Kuac is the central figure in this engrossing story, it is also the story of the whole Nuer tribe. This book stirs the reader with strange tribal customs–such as the brutal rites initiating young boys into manhood; a typical native wedding; detailed description of housing, cooking, child-bearing, and so on. The author transports us to a land that lies flat on its back, rolled out like a pie crustand crisscrossed with a network of footpaths linking village to village. The path is the highway in this land, covering hundreds and hundreds of miles, the imprint of a people who walk in order to communicate and who must communicate in order to live.

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Sioux Center Sudan by Jeff Barker

Synopsis: Arlene Schuiteman has a lifetime of stories to tell. They ramble across the Iowa fields of her farm-family childhood, they settle into the one-room schoolhouses that nurtured her first years of teaching, and they sweep away to Africa, where her gentle hands nursed thousands.

Sioux Center Sudan is the story of a missionary nurse’s eight years on a tiny mission station in Nasir, Sudan, during the 1950s—the golden age of missions in America. There, Arlene faced immense challenges and yet learned to trust God in spite of the difficulties, including her unwanted expulsion from the country in 1963. Only decades later would she finally see the fruit of her work.

Filled with fascinating details of intense medical situations, stories of God’s faithfulness, and periods of deep and personal grief, Arlene’s journal entries could serve as a chapter in any textbook on the history of medical missions. Arlene’s story also intersects with those of other contemporary women missionaries including Elisabeth Elliot, Eleanor Vandevort (A Leopard Tamed), and Betty Greene, pilot and cofounder of Missionary Aviation Fellowship. Quotes from letters between these women are included in the book.

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Sing! by Keith and Kristyn Getty

Synopsis: Sing! has grown from Keith and Kristyn Getty’s passion for congregational singing; it’s been formed by their traveling and playing and listening and discussing and learning and teaching all over the world. 

And in writing it, they have five key aims: 

• to discover why we sing and the overwhelming joy and holy privilege that comes with singing
• to consider how singing impacts our hearts and minds and all of our lives
• to cultivate a culture of family singing in our daily home life
• to equip our churches for wholeheartedly singing to the Lord and one another as an expression of unity
• to inspire us to see congregational singing as a radical witness to the world

They have also added a few “bonus tracks” at the end with some more practical suggestions for different groups who are more deeply involved with church singing.

God intends for this compelling vision of His people singing—a people joyfully joining together in song with brothers and sisters around the world and around his heavenly throne—to include you. He wants you,he wants us, to sing.

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Reforming Joy by Tim Chester

Synopsis: Would anyone say that the heart of the Protestant Reformation was joy? The Reformers saw that the requirement of rules and regulations by the Roman Catholic Church was in direct contradiction to Scripture’s message of joy and freedom. Similar false messages provoked the apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia and continue to threaten the joy of Christians today by weighing them down with unbiblical duties and obligations. Exploring how the 16th-century Reformation was a return to the gospel joy originally preached to 1st-century Galatia, this book helps today’s Christians rediscover the path to true freedom and lasting joy in Jesus. 

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A. W. Tozer: Three Spiritual Classics in One Volume

Synopsis: Encounter God. Worship more.

What Tozer lacked in formal education, he more than made up for in experiential wisdom.  Tozer was a man who really knew God, and it showed. People came from all over to hear his sermons because they knew they would go home more in awe of God.  That’s why millions keep coming back to his writings, but particularly these three books.

Considered to be Tozer’s greatest works, Knowledge of the Holy, The Pursuit of God, and God’s Pursuit of Man are now available in a single volume.  In 3 Spiritual Classics, you will discover a God of breathtaking majesty and world-changing love, and you will find yourself worshipping through every page.  Encounter Tozer and the God worth worshipping today

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What I plan on Watching:

C-Drama | Meteor Garden

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Genres: Comedy, Romance, School
Release Date: July 2018 – August 2018
Total Episodes: 49 | ~45 minute runtime
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Synopsis: Shan Cai is an average 18-year-old girl from a family that is barely able to make ends meet. Due to a turn of events, she is accepted to the most prestigious school in the country where she encounters F4, an exclusive group composed of the four wealthiest and handsomest boys in the school— Dao Ming Si, Hua Ze Lei, Xi Men and Mei Zuo.

Shan Cai immediately clashes with her classmates especially Dao Ming Si, the leader of F4 who is spoiled, arrogant and a bully. Shan Cai remains defiant even after becoming a target of a series of pranks intended to torment her and just when she’s about to give up, Hua Ze Lei always seems to show up to lend her a helping hand.

Eventually, the four boys begin to acknowledge Shan Cai’s unyielding personality that is like her namesake which is that of a weed that can never be brought down. She also begins to see the good in the boys, which paves the way for friendship and an eventual romance.

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Meteor Garden is a Netflix Original series based on the popular Shoujo manga series Hana Yori Dango written and illustrated by Yoko Kamino. The manga was published in 1992-2003. The series was first adapted into audio dramas in 1992, and was followed by a film in 1995, an anime series in 1996, and a few tv series… Meteor Garden (2001, Taiwan), Hana Yori Dango (2005, Japan), and Boys Over Flowers (2009, South Korea). There have also been remakes loosely based off the series in India and the US.

Last weekend, I binged the Korean version Boys Over Flowers (B.O.F. from here on out) and loved it, so I decided to check out the Netflix version. I plan on watching the Japanese and Taiwanese versions in the distant future. I might check out the anime and manga, too.

This series consists of forty-nine 40-45 minute long episodes, while B.O.F. had twenty-five hour-long episodes. From what I’ve read on MyDramaList and a few other sites, this is the most like the manga series, but there are a lot of mixed reviews. Since I’ve not yet read the manga, and have only seen the Korean version, I can’t really compare/contrast. I am going to make a list of some things…

  1. I thought my TV had an audio lag, then I noticed how the voice would be yelling while the mouth was hardly moving… I had no idea Chinese dramas are dubbed! They do it because there are so many different dialects, and they want one clear dialogue that everyone can understand. After watching behind the scenes videos to hear their actor’s real voices, the voice actor’s didn’t match the character anymore and I got annoyed! lol
  2. All the actors seemed to get along and work well together. I loved the chemistry between Shen Yue and Dylan Wang. I didn’t think Ku Hye-sun and Lee Min-ho had very much chemistry in B.O.F., which was my biggest issue with that show.
  3. I’m glad Shan Cai’s parents weren’t annoying about her relationship and marrying rich like they were in B.O.F. They were likeable in this version.
  4. There were times the plot felt dragged out and I wanted things to hurry up and get resolved… And there were adorable scenes that were rushed!
  5. Episode 48 and 49 were weird and confusing. Shan Cai goes into Dao Ming Si’s room and faints, there’s some flashbacks, and she has what I thought was a dream… Dao Ming Si’s sister dances and summons Hua Ze Lei, Xi Men and Mei Zuo, then it turns into some weird prom-like wedding. What???
  6. This was Dylan Wang’s first big acting gig, and I thought he did a great job! I can’t believe he’s only 19. I feel kind of creepy now, since I’m used to 25-30 year olds playing teenagers on TV. But dang, that kid can sing!

I’m really enjoying watching Asian dramas, since I hate a lot of the things America has been putting out lately, so I made a MyDramaList and plan on watching some more stuff on Netflix.