Archive for the ‘Taiwanese Drama’ Category

Park Shin Hye will be starring opposite Taiwanese actor George Hu (K.O.3an Guo, ToGetHer) in the GTV drama adaptation of popular Japanese manga series Hayate the Combat Butler. She will be playing Nagi Sanzen’in, the only heir to the Sanzen’in fortune and a short-tempered and spoiled, but ultimately good-natured one. (Yoon Eun Hye: you sure are following my footsteps!)

George Hu will tackle the role of Hayate Ayasaki, the butler of the Sanzen’in family. Due to a misunderstanding, Nagi ends up falling in love with Hayate. Tia Li, who appeared in Summer’s Desire as Ou Chen’s mom (very pretty face, but cannot act for nuts), is also cast.

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This post has been in my draft folder for ages, because it took me so long to format (and what’s more, with school kicking me in the ass). Consider this an attempt to immortalize one of my favourite scenes in Summer’s Desire! The accompanying text is from the original novel by Ming Xiao Xi. Sorry I’m too lazy to translate hehe.

Ou Chen was a mix of adorableness and vulnerability here, and even though I prefer him in shorter hair, I never knew wet hair looked sooo good on the guy! Reminds me of a wet and wounded puppy ❤

P.S. you might note that some of the screencaps are hyperlinked, for obvious reasons :p

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I’m experimenting again! Hehe. This time my interest happens to be hair. So each post in this series of 【hairtalk】 will feature a popular female actress with wondrous hair (imho), and the star of today is none other than… *drumroll*

Barbie Hsu!

Hsu has a reputation for her flawless complexion and beautiful long hair, earning her the grand title of Taiwan’s “cosmetic queen”. She is also Yin Xia Mo in the currently airing Taiwanese drama, Summer’s Desire.

Who else loved her hairstyle as the teenage Xia Mo? 😀 Peter Ho openly acknowledged on a variety talkshow that he ADORES Barbie Hsu in that hairdo! *excited* Anw, just look at that babyface, how do you tell that she’s turning 34 this year?!  

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In FTV’s Summer’s Desire which premiered end of May, Barbie Hsu is caught in an intense love triangle between Huang Xiao Ming and Peter Ho. Her love with Huang Xiao Ming is entitled “suffocating love”, while her romance with Peter is described as a ” fatal love”. It has aired 4 episodes thus far and its episode ratings have risen steadily from episode 1’s 0.86 to episode 4’s 1.55.

Personally, I’ve been looking forward to its premiere since the release of its teaser eons ago and shared my anticipation here, and now it’s finally out. If you like a heavy dose of wild, crazy love that only exists in the world of novels or mangas, Summer’s Desire ought to be your dish.

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Taiwanese drama Autumn’s Concerto officially conquers mainland TV tonight! It will air on China Entertainment TV on Mondays to Fridays from 19:30 to 21:30. Let’s see if it performs as well as it did in Taiwan.
  

As we await the final episode of Autumn’s Concerto..

If the ratings break “10”, lead actress Ady An will reciprocate fans by doing pole dancing – with the condition that her screen hubby and son will be the big and small pole respectively (so it’s all good fun).

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Those of you who are familiar with both Korean and Taiwanese dramas will notice that Down With Love shares a similar thread to upcoming kdrama Personal Taste starring Lee Min-ho and Son Ye-jin. In both shows, one character thinks the other is not straight (lesbian/gay) because of a lie, and end up staying together and falling in love.

I found the premise of Jerry Yan’s new show – also starring Ella Chen and Michael Zhang – trite and even though I’ve seen and liked all three leads in different dramas, I don’t see them coming together. Most importantly, I don’t actually feel a romantic chemistry between Jerry Yan and Ella.

But watching the first episode made me remember why I liked Ella in Hana kimi; she’s really adorable. AND it’s Jerry Yan afterall. 😉

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