Throwback Thursday: Pros & Cons of the Chinese suspense drama The Longest Day in Chang’an (July 2019)

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Do you love a good historical filled with suspense, action, and an intense soundtrack? Then you might be searching for The Longest Day in Chang’an. If you missed this review the first time, it is the perfect time to glance at it. (Originally published in July 2019).

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Throwback Thursday: Drama Geek gets deep and delusional thinking 2019 was a bad year

There are two reasons for this post: to get more people to watch When the Camellia Blooms and to talk about how all of us could use a sprinkle of hope. 2019 has been a hard year for many people, so it was nice that right before it ended, we got a drama that reminded us that we aren’t all bad. That when we work together, we can make miracles happen, and we do genuinely care about each other. (As I listen to myself from 2019, I wish I could go back and tell her to enjoy the next few weeks a little more, and maybe invest in GameStop. Alas, I think all of this applies even more now. If you somehow haven’t seen this drama, I hope it might give you joy.)

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Throwback Thursday: The Fangirls Demand a Perfect Happy Ever After (Feb 2019)

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You would think that it would be easy to pick a bunch of dramas that had that perfect ending. The one where you said to yourself, “That couple is going to be together forever.” Surprisingly, that isn’t as easy as you think it would be. But no worries! The Fangirls are here to give you some swoony drama recommendations that will help you choose your next drama (Originally posted Feb 2019)

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Throwback Thursday: Le Coup de Foudre

Clkytta: I’m sure you’ve already heard the news, but we decided to revisit this gem because the leads got married in real life! Yes, Janice Wu and Zhang Yu Jian were married a while back and had a child. They kept it a secret, which is completely understandable because actors are allowed to have private lives. This isn’t a huge surprise to those of us who thought they had amazing chemistry in Le Coup de Foudre. While both actors have been in several other dramas, they just clicked in a way that made us all feel like they were really in love. Apparently, Zhang Yu Jian was pretty fierce about protecting his family’s privacy, and I’m impressed that he was able to do so for so long. I know the Maknae and I squealed in delight to know that one of our favorite drama couples became a happy family in real life. I feel like all of us should do a rewatch and eat cake to celebrate!

Karie the Maknae: I am SO VERY EXCITED to talk about Le Coup de Foudre. This is the first fluffy Cdrama that I watched with Clkytta, and I *still* think about it to this day. I read the novel at her suggestion too, and fell in love with the humorous non-linear story. Janice Wu and Zhang Yu Jian were so easy to watch, so believable in their roles as the sunshine one and the cold one — now one of my favorite romance tropes — that I binged my way through the drama in a record amount of time. In fact, I think I’m due for a rewatch. And then to find out that they’re married in real life? ALL THE HAPPY SQUEALING! Le Coup de Foudre is one of my top Cdramas, clocking in just after Go Ahead. Highly, highly recommend watching it. Currently, you can find it on Viki.

(From August 2019) Oh my gosh! I just stumbled upon another drama based on one of my favorite Chinese novels! Le Coup de Foudre (French for love at first sight) is based on the novel I Don’t Like This World, I Only Like You. The novel was very slice of life and I really enjoyed the insight into why the characters liked each other. Beware: Small spoilers ahead.

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Throwback Thursday: A Tale of Two Dropped Dramas

It’s my turn for Throwback Thursday and I decided to toss this one back out there. Sometimes we start dramas that we end up dropping for whatever reason, but then we start wondering if we need to give a drama a second chance. I went back and watched The Last Empress, and it was totally worth revisiting. Now I want to know, should I give Touch Your Heart a second chance? Tell me what you think in the comments and I’ll tell you all about it later.

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Throwback Thursday: Hidden Gems in Dramaland (April 2016)

FotorCreated.jpgAre you sitting at your computer thinking that you have nothing to watch?  If you are a drama addict, probably not, since there is always new shows to check out.  But maybe, just maybe, you want to see something that isn’t on the normal top drama lists.  If so, you have come to the right blogpost!  Join Clkytta and Kmuse as they give you their secret list of underrated must watch drama gems. (Originally posted in April 2016)

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