movie: Road Less Traveled

(Dateline Taipei part 8 ) Road Less Traveled was on my to-watch list while in Taipei so it was a pleasant surprise after the interview with Van Ness Wu to get an invitation to watch no less than the premiere the following night. But my interview with Ariel Lin pushed through the night of the…

seasonal shippers are in season again

Every time there’s a new drama on TV, shippers come to town and paint it red. They declare their new “OTP” (one true pair) as the greatest onscreen tandem everrrrr and that it would be cool if they date in real life too. They search for forums to look for like-minded individuals, exchange notes and…

drama: 11.11.11–the ELEVEN list

I’m reposting this from my old tumblr site. That’s 10 on the list but since it’s a once-in-a-lifetime day today, I want to commemorate it by listing my 11 favorite dramas, order according to year. Meteor Garden, 2001 The drama that started it all for me. I watched it first out of curiosity and was…

when a drama turns bad, who’s to blame?

We watch dramas to be entertained. Of course we have different standards of what an entertaining drama should be. But I guess we can agree on the basics: the story must draw us in, the actors must sustain our interest, and the product must make us feel we did not waste an hour of our…

the other RM = Roy + Mike

(Roy Qiu…why you so hot part 11) I blogged before that Roy Qiu and Mike He can pass as long-lost brothers, or even twins. They look alike and it seems that one of them acknowledged it… somehow. Qiu Ze: “I am He Jun Xiang… I want to launch a photobook with a vibrator!” It would…

before Double J and RM… there was Double R

I am now looking for a copy of Original Scent of Summer, the 2003 drama where Roy Qiu-why-you-so-hot and Rainie Yang fell in love. They were young and immature so eventually, they parted ways. But that drama is testament that there was once a Double R before Double J came… and before RM came to…

Roy Qiu, belated 生日快乐

(Roy Qiu…why you so hot part 9) Happy birthday Roy Qiu!!! Ah Ze is 30 years old… but why you so hot??? I suddenly had this urge to check out his 2003 drama with Rainie Yang, Original Scent of Summer. I can see the hotness already even back then despite the crooked teeth and I’m…