In light of the violence against Asian Americans, we wanted to strongly state our continued support for the AAPI community. As you know, we have a deep appreciation for stories and music from all cultures. It’s fair to say that this interest we share has even changed our lives, and we’re grateful for the Asian and Asian American people that continue to share their time and their passions with us. The Fangirls are committed to supporting people from all walks of life — Black, AAPI, LGBTQ+, and many more.
Those of you who have been following the blog for a while know that I am a huge fan of politicking Chinese dramas. And there is a specific sub-genre that is almost exclusive to Mainland China. Yes, I am talking about the Harem political trope. Join me as I share why I think that the current airing drama The Sword and The Brocade is one of the best of this sub-genre ever.
So, everyone knows that this has been a bit of a crazy year. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t been able to watch some really solid TV. And while we usually chat only about our Asian shows on the blog, once a year we like to break free and discuss what else we enjoy. So come find out what tickled our fancy and become some of our favorite things.
There is something about the last days of summer that get me in the mood for brisk autumn temps, hot cocoa, and some seriously intense Korean dramas. I like to throw off the fluff of those summer romantic comedies and prepare to be scared, surprised, and thrilled by the fall drama fare.
Do you ever watch a drama and find yourself really liking a bad guy? Whether it is their crazy storyline or just plain charisma, you can’t help but find yourself liking them. Just so happens that there are two very likable bad guys in my drama list right now, so let’s stack them against each other and see who comes out on top.
There are a few times every year or so when I just get the sudden urge to blog about random things that make me happy. A few of them (GASP) might even be Non-Asian. So those of you who follow myself and Drama Geek get the privilege of finding out what else we love when we are not pouring over the latest Asian drama.
Sometimes a drama comes along that looks like it is something you would really enjoy watching. It has a sci-fi concept and a great leading man. Sure, the leading lady might annoy you with her very existence. But…for a good story, that isn’t going to stop you from watching. But then you start the show and everything is just…off. Which, in turn, requires you to share your thoughts on what you just watched. And that is how this post came to fruition. So sit back (or avoid if you actually enjoyed the first two episodes) as I share my unfiltered thoughts about The Item.
Are you like me, stuck with Sunday being all about a game I don’t really care about? Watching more for the commercials than any actual sporting endeavors? Or do you just want something to sneakily watch on your tablet while everyone else around you screams “touchdown”? Then check out these addictive drama recommendations that might get you through four hours of boredom.
Netflix is slowly becoming a contender for my attention when it comes to drama. This upcoming month they are coming out with two strong dramas and I could not be happier. Come check out the teasers and my thoughts about the dramas Life& Rise of the Phoenixes.Continue reading →
It’s fall! The weather cools down, everything is flavored with pumpkin spice, and the kids go back to school. There are a few times I envy my kids and their fun school shenanigans. And whenever this happens I dive into the drama vault and rewatch some of my favorite school-themed dramas. Because what is better than actually being in school? Watching Seo In Guk being awkwardly sexy in school, of course. Continue reading →