Throwback Thursday Podcast: The Perfect Chinese Drama for a Summer Binge

This week’s Throwback Thursday is perfect for these long summer days! We chat about what Chinese dramas are great for summer binge watching. So if you missed it the first time around, or just want a reminder on what great shows there are available, come join us! (Originally aired in 2018)

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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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