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…

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…

drama: Peter Ho goes ‘bo peep bo peep’

It’s my first time watching Peter Ho in a drama. OK, I watched Summer’s Desire fleetingly but he never even registered because I was more curious about all the hoopla surrounding Huang Xiao Ming. And now here comes Ring Ring Bell. And this scene that really cracked me up: I’m not really familiar with K-pop…

drama: please ring twice… coz I can’t hear the bell

The drama Real Love Please Ring The Bell Twice is a poor third to Office Girls and In Time With You in Taiwan’s idol drama time slot on Sundays. And it’s no surprise why. Despite a catchy soundtrack and lovely lead actors (Peter Ho and Janine Chang really look good together), the story just defies…