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Short review: Love me if you dare — January 8, 2017

Short review: Love me if you dare

I just noticed that I forgot to post about a drama we’ve been watching for at least three or four days! D:

The name is ‘Love me if you dare’. The genres are romance, crime,  investigation, mystery.

We found it right after we finished ‘Descendant of the Sun’, we seriously have been lucky recently.  🙂

Un luckily enough, yesterday we dropped it. My little sis didn’t like that things were going too fast and smooth. She is not willing to wait a little bit more for stuff to happen.

Too bad, but whatever.

I enjoyed the drama a huge amount.

Personally, as I previously said for Descendant of the Sun, I really like when nearly all the character are nice and lovable.

I find it pleasant to see this kind of big family forming. Different people brought together by unusual circumstances, who slowly learn to live and fight together.

They come to know and respect each other. That’s the most appealing thing in this kind of dramas.

Simon Bo, Yao Yao, Simon’s bff, Andy, Chenmo, Yao Yao’s sister… they were all cute and I fell in love with each of them. ❤

On the other hand, I was left very disappointed with the caracter that Wang Kai had to play in this drama.

After seeing him for the first time in ‘When a Snail falls in Love’ and after I fell for his great acting, seeing him as Xunran was a huge disappointment.

I know that ‘Love me if you dare’ came before WASFIL, but still. I think that Xunran’s character was shallow. He had no character, he did not develop in any way… and his haircut in this drama did not suit him at all.

I don’t think I can say much more seeing how we dropped it, but I’d still recommend it to whoever is into a little bit of crime and romance.

One last thing, I’m still waiting for a drama in which they don’t fail during calling scenes. Every single time we can see that they ain’t actually calling,  that damn home screen keeps on flashing.

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2016 – Recap — January 6, 2017

2016 – Recap

If I wrote the title it can only mean that this post is on a different level than the others. The only other time I used it it was for a “review”, when I was still naive and I thought that I could somehow write reviews. Now I know my place, I know that I definetely suck at writing so I’m simply going to keep my crappy writing style and use this blog for short, title-less posts.

That being said, we’re in 2017 now. As the slow person that I am, every one is writing about the new year already and I just decided of doing a recap of last year. You know, to keep up with the trend… Not really. I just thought that it would be great to have a post showing all of my achievements last year (nearly failing my highschool graduation exam because I read manga all the time, failing my university entrance exam because I was watching kpop videos  and dramas all the time, nearly failing my math exam because I was too busy watching korean tv shows all the time, not going to uni to watch drama and anime all day…). Good times, yes.

Without further blabbering, let’s do it!

Anime (completeddropped – on hold)

  • Terra Formars & Terra Formars Revenge
  • Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2nd season
  • Kimi no Na wa
  • Amaama to Inazuma
  • Shelter
  • Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 
  • Kotetsujou no Kabaneri
  • Etotama
  • Mayoiga
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
  • Bungou Stray Dogs
  • Suisei no Gargantia
  • Sakamoto desu Ga?
  • Boku dake ga Inai Machi
  • Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito
  • Hotaru no Mori e
  • Bakemono no ko
  • Psycho Pass 2nd season
  • Nanatsu no Taizai
  • Gakkougurashi

Manga (I read them online, because I can’t buy them, so I haven’t really completed all of them. Most of them haven’t been updated for a while so I ended up re-reading them a couple times. Re-read.)

  • Takane to Hana
  • Yuki wa Jigoku ni Ochiru no ka
  • Heroine Shikkaku
  • Strobe Edge
  • Highschool Debut
  • Toshishita no Otokonoko
  • Koko kara saki wa NG!
  • Honey
  • Hana to Akuma
  • Chicchai toki kara suki dakedo
  • Tsubaki chou Lonely planet
  • Nisekoi Doumei
  • Mairunovich
  • Shinigamihime no saikon
  • Sabaku no Harem
  • Kaichou wa maid sama
  • Akagami no Shirayukihime
  • Orange
  • Skip Beat
  • Hyokoi
  • Niehime to kemono no ou
  • Keishichou Tokuhanka 007
  • Faster than a Kiss
  • Kanojo ni naru hi
  • Koisuru Harinezumi
  • Hapi Mari
  • Midnight Secretary

Drama (completeddropped)

  • Misaki Number ONE (while re-watching it though)
  • Gokusen 3 (while re-watching it)
  • Minami-kun no Koibito
  • She was pretty (one episode left)
  • Loving Never Forgetting
  • Starts falling from the Sky (one episode left)
  • You’re all surrounded
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • To the beautiful you
  • Best Wedding
  • Cheese in the Trap
  • Hotaru no Hikari 2
  • When a Snail Falls in Love
  • Descendant of the Sun

TV series

  • Roommate

Books (all completed)

  • RoomHate
  • Dirty
  • Beautiful Disaster
  • Jake Undone
  • Cocky Bastard
  • King
  • Ride Hard
  • Reaper’s Property
  • Worth the fight
  • Storm and Silence
  • The robber Knight (1 & 2)
  • Angels Fall
  • A court of Thorns and Roses
  • A court of Mist and Fury
  • Cell
  • The Gingerbread Girl

So yeah, that’s pretty much all I’ve seen.

I still feel like I could have done better though, I’ll try harder this year.

Everytime I’m doing a recap I can’t help it but fell that it’s a waste how I end up dropping series at the last couple episodes… Even if it’s good, I never really feel like completing it. Weird, right?

After all this year wasn’t that bad… I was able to watch lot of good series and read lots of good stuff, I have no complaints.

With this, the recap is done! Farewell 2016, let’s dive into 2017! 🙂

— January 4, 2017

After re-watching for the 10th time the same highschool kpop performances videos, I found this in between the related vids.

It’s an interview of ‘Hwarang”s hella handsome actors dubbed by no other than Go Ara (Ovetto)!! ❤ ❤

I kept going kyaaah-! ❤ because they were all so damn cute and pretty…

Too many goodlooking guys in the same room for me to resist *-*

Anyways, the drama seems very good. I actually wanted to watch it in simulcast but I missed the opportunitie because I was already watching something else.

We decided to give it a try this night, hopefully it’s going to be as good as this last two dramas.

I saw a video by HallyuBack were I learnt that apparently the ratings for the first two episodes weren’t that good because nothing much happened. But she said the ending of ep 2 is promising some good stuff so… *smirks*

I am totally going to face the 2n lead syndrome, no doubts. >_<

Little note: one of my favourite actors ever (Park SeoJoon) is starring in this drama and he looks hella good in that outfit (everyone does, actually) <3. I didn’t quite like Minho (Shinee) the first time I saw him in ‘To the beautiful you’ but I recently find myself staring at him… he has pretty eyes ❤

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Ahh… I really don’t feel like writing this post…

My little sister recently started a blog and, given the fact that we watch the same stuff together, se already wrote all what I wanted to say, tsk.

Whatever, I’ll give it a shot anyways. 🙂

We completed ‘Descendant of the Sun’—-!! ❤ ❤

This Christmas holidays, girls, were damn good!

First ‘When a Snail falls in Love’ and now this other drama, we ended 2016 in a faboulous way and started 2017 with the best feels ever. 🙂

Weirdly enough in this drama there were no actors that I knew, which is great because I came to know more great actors *-*

The plot was very well thought and they were so good as to not spoiler anything at anytime, we seriously appreciated it because that way we were always left with a cliffhanger wandering what was to come in the next episode ❤

You can definetely feel the “melodrama” aspect, but not in a bad way.

The ending is adorable and I couldn’t stop repeating how cute all of them were and how delightful it was to see this huge kind of family getting together and fighting all the difficulties they faced. ❤

This is definetely another 10 on mydramalist, heheh. :3

It’s pretty sad but I’ll have to say bye to all this great guys/girls. You were awesome!

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P.S. I kept feeling like I had seen this guy before but couldn’t remember where, well he’s from Shinee, ahahah. Cutie, ain’t he?

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— December 30, 2016

We actually found another great drama—-!!

Ending 2016 in a great way, aren’t we? 🙂

The name is ‘Descendant of the Sun’. It’s been on viki for a pretty long time now but we never felt like checking it out, let’s say we were snobbing it, yes? Well, we’re very picky after all…

Anyways.

The thing is damn good. We’re at the third or fourth episode now and the main couple is already too sweet to handle ❤ ❤

I like the choice of character they went with in this drama. 🙂

Not much happened up to now but we’re really looking forward to fights and suspense.. *-*

— December 29, 2016

Love, love, love—

Holidays mean binge watching, reading and playing, don’t they? 🙂

Well, this Christmas I’m working hard not to waste any time I could potentially use for all of this serious matters. This summer, with my highschool graduation exam and applying to university, I lost a lot of time and I couldn’t really enjoy it that much..

At the time I had just started another blog (in italian) where I did a summary of all the series I’ve read/watched and so on… To chek it out, click here. Yesterday I happened to browse it for a while and I wondered why exactly I dropped it to open a wordpress one in english.. >.<

Whatever..

I actually started writing this post a few days ago but I was soon interrupted so I’ll try to sum up what happened lately.

In the previous post I wrote about completing ‘When a snail falls in love’, didn’t I? Well, yesterday I completed re-watching the whole thing with my sister. 🙂

It really doesn’t take long..

It totally entered in my ‘Top dramas ever’ list.

After that we watched a few Behind The Scenes videos that are simply adorable, Wang Kai kept laughing at everything and the actors seemed to be enjoying themselfs pretty much.

That’s when our research started. Finding a good crime and romance drama is very hard though… We still haven’t found anything cool to watch, we will keep searching later. 😦

This morning instead we finally managed to chrome cast viki and we re-watched the first two episodes of ‘You’re all Surrounded’. Those guys still cruck us up with their stupidity ❤

Oh, another important thing is this: I actually found (and read all the chapters that were available on mangafox) a nice manga! :3

It’s called ‘Niehime to Kemono Ou’ and I found it very very cute! ❤ ❤ I hope they keep updating it though…

 

— December 23, 2016

I feel like crying. I feel so empty inside…

Why..? Why does this always have to happen???

I completed ‘When a snail falls in love’ and it was so ducking good that I still can’t believe I won’t see other episodes.

Damn good series, always leaving us with this feeling of damn emptiness.. T^T

I know I said it was cringy yesterday, but I was still naive… it was only the first episode.

I don’t even know where to start praising it from, the perfect story? The flawless acting? The flow of emotions?

I would watch it all over again and not be tired of it.

If you ever feel like ‘I want to watch something but I don’t know what’ then re-watch this thing because it is damn beautiful.

The actors acted it so well and this combined with the plot and the caracters’ psychology etc, created what I would call a masterpiece. I don’t care if others don’t think it is worth all this praise, I seriously loved ‘When a snail falls in love’.

I didn’t even know it was a 2016 drama until I added it to mydramalist, lol.

I think the best part was the acting. All actors, but especially the two leads, showed their emotions in such an unconventional way. Usually in asian dramas, acotrs tend to show a lot their feelings, to exagerate them in a comical way. In this drama though, you couldn’t know what they were thinking until they actually spoke their minds, and when all they showed was a tiny little movement of an eyebrow or eyelid… god, they are good! ❤

Especially Xu Xu, te actress is very pretty and she is so petite–!! >//<

I still can’t believe I’m not gonna see this guys again… T^T

After ‘Roommate’ this is the second time I feel so devastated after watching a series! This year has been rough on me, ahahah.

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I still feel so tristo that I want to start another drama, with the hope of forgetting this one but I can’t because of certain circumsances… *cough*they are home*cough*

*cries in italian*

It only took two days to complete it but it was better than ‘Cheese in the trap’ that took me about a week…

— December 21, 2016

…what??

The episode was only 30 min. long?? D: *shock*

Anywas, I’m totally diving in the next one. ❤

The actors are very good thoug, they know how to hide and show their emotions perfectly *-*

I’m really enjoying this, ahahha.

I’m a few minuted into the first episode and I don’t know if I’m cringing or if I actually like the quality of the fighting scenes, ahahahha.

I know “action” in dramas is not really that action-ish… apart from some series that have great fighting scenes and stuff. But usually the fights look very silly 🙂

Well this drama brought it to a whole different level ahahah.

Still gonna watch it though, I seem to like cringy stuff.

The guy sure is handsom, heh! ❤ ❤

I have the morning for myself, mwahahahhaha!

Obviously, I got up at 7:30 a.m. to have more time to spend online 🙂

And obviously I’m going on youtube… NOPE! ahahah

Today I decided to watch a drama!! *feels* ❤

I haven’t watched any in such a long time, I actually feel bad for it lol.

Went on viki and found what I wanted: ‘When a Snail Fails to fall in love’.

I think it is ongoing but I don’t care, chinese dramas are usually very long so I’m not even sure I’ll be able to reach the end.

This drama is supposed to have action and romance and crime in it ❤ ❤ All the stuff that I like *hopeful*

P.S. I hate to say it for the third time already but… obviously I’m watching it on dramanice ❤ That site has been my heaven *giddy*