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Even such a lover of overwrought, ridiculous melodrama as I am had to pause and boggle at the miracle that is twdrama At Dolphin's Bay.

Wow. Just wow. It is as if some demented maker took Winter Sonata, Stairway to Heaven, Autumn in My Heart and Stained Glass, threw them into a blender, and cranked the power up to 11. This makes Stairway to Weeping Beautifully, Winter Sonata of Amnesia, Stained Glass of Insanity and Autumn in My Heart Which Is Lusting for My Sister look downright understated and tame.

I confess I laughed like a hyena when the heroine's mother got hit by a truck out of nowhere, hours after begging her evil father in law to take in her and her child. I am probably going to hell.

I was even more amused by the fact that the formerly evil father in law (he seems to have reformed at some point) not only took the wrong child from the orphanage, he took the wrong gender child. That demonstrates the importance of paying attention to gender pronouns, as opposed to just twirling your mustache while tying someone to train tracks.

There were also happy nuns, childhood love, and a blind dolphin doll. Hero grew up to look freakily like Winter Sonata-era Bae Yong Joon, including the glasses, and heroine is Angela Zhang back when she bothered to act.

This is kdrama on crack. And a bit of LSD.

I am afraid I could only take one episode of this. I think I am going to try either Single Princesses and Blind Dates (I adore Jimmy Lin immensely) or continue with That Love Comes, otherwise known as "the drama where Joe Cheng gets to actually act again."
dangermousie: (Default)
Even such a lover of overwrought, ridiculous melodrama as I am had to pause and boggle at the miracle that is twdrama At Dolphin's Bay.

Wow. Just wow. It is as if some demented maker took Winter Sonata, Stairway to Heaven, Autumn in My Heart and Stained Glass, threw them into a blender, and cranked the power up to 11. This makes Stairway to Weeping Beautifully, Winter Sonata of Amnesia, Stained Glass of Insanity and Autumn in My Heart Which Is Lusting for My Sister look downright understated and tame.

I confess I laughed like a hyena when the heroine's mother got hit by a truck out of nowhere, hours after begging her evil father in law to take in her and her child. I am probably going to hell.

I was even more amused by the fact that the formerly evil father in law (he seems to have reformed at some point) not only took the wrong child from the orphanage, he took the wrong gender child. That demonstrates the importance of paying attention to gender pronouns, as opposed to just twirling your mustache while tying someone to train tracks.

There were also happy nuns, childhood love, and a blind dolphin doll. Hero grew up to look freakily like Winter Sonata-era Bae Yong Joon, including the glasses, and heroine is Angela Zhang back when she bothered to act.

This is kdrama on crack. And a bit of LSD.

I am afraid I could only take one episode of this. I think I am going to try either Single Princesses and Blind Dates (I adore Jimmy Lin immensely) or continue with That Love Comes, otherwise known as "the drama where Joe Cheng gets to actually act again."
dangermousie: (Default)
Even such a lover of overwrought, ridiculous melodrama as I am had to pause and boggle at the miracle that is twdrama At Dolphin's Bay.

Wow. Just wow. It is as if some demented maker took Winter Sonata, Stairway to Heaven, Autumn in My Heart and Stained Glass, threw them into a blender, and cranked the power up to 11. This makes Stairway to Weeping Beautifully, Winter Sonata of Amnesia, Stained Glass of Insanity and Autumn in My Heart Which Is Lusting for My Sister look downright understated and tame.

I confess I laughed like a hyena when the heroine's mother got hit by a truck out of nowhere, hours after begging her evil father in law to take in her and her child. I am probably going to hell.

I was even more amused by the fact that the formerly evil father in law (he seems to have reformed at some point) not only took the wrong child from the orphanage, he took the wrong gender child. That demonstrates the importance of paying attention to gender pronouns, as opposed to just twirling your mustache while tying someone to train tracks.

There were also happy nuns, childhood love, and a blind dolphin doll. Hero grew up to look freakily like Winter Sonata-era Bae Yong Joon, including the glasses, and heroine is Angela Zhang back when she bothered to act.

This is kdrama on crack. And a bit of LSD.

I am afraid I could only take one episode of this. I think I am going to try either Single Princesses and Blind Dates (I adore Jimmy Lin immensely) or continue with That Love Comes, otherwise known as "the drama where Joe Cheng gets to actually act again."
dangermousie: (Romantic Princess by lolanicon)
I have a craving for a c/twdrama of the "intense melodrama with a happy ending" kind. Luckily I have just the thing on hand - twdrama At Dolphin Bay, starring Angela Zhang, Ambrose Hsu and Wallace Huo.

From the synopsis, it seems as if it's one of those "Taiwan does a kdrama" things - and there are few things I love more. I mean - does this not sound like a kdrama? Our hero and heroine are kids in the orphanage together until the boy gets taken away by his supposed grandfather to inherit a huge fortune. He promises to come back for the girl but by the time he is able to fulfill the promise, the orphanage is long gone. Little does he know that their paths are about to cross again...There is childhood love, family secret, angst in the rain, etc. Ambrose Hsu even has a bit of the Bae Yong Joon vibe going.

Have a MV:



It's 28 eps so I am pretty sure I'll have to ff through some draggy bits but I almost always do it anyway.

Other emo/melo candidates included Lavender (postponed because even though it has everything I love, I believe the girl dies at the end) and Love at the Aegean Sea (because after [livejournal.com profile] ockoala praises I want to see Alec Su in action but I have to dl it while I already have Dolphin on hand). Roseate Love was also a strong candidate but I haven't seen subs outside of viikii and am not biggest streaming fan. I'll get to all of them one of these days though.
dangermousie: (Romantic Princess by lolanicon)
I have a craving for a c/twdrama of the "intense melodrama with a happy ending" kind. Luckily I have just the thing on hand - twdrama At Dolphin Bay, starring Angela Zhang, Ambrose Hsu and Wallace Huo.

From the synopsis, it seems as if it's one of those "Taiwan does a kdrama" things - and there are few things I love more. I mean - does this not sound like a kdrama? Our hero and heroine are kids in the orphanage together until the boy gets taken away by his supposed grandfather to inherit a huge fortune. He promises to come back for the girl but by the time he is able to fulfill the promise, the orphanage is long gone. Little does he know that their paths are about to cross again...There is childhood love, family secret, angst in the rain, etc. Ambrose Hsu even has a bit of the Bae Yong Joon vibe going.

Have a MV:



It's 28 eps so I am pretty sure I'll have to ff through some draggy bits but I almost always do it anyway.

Other emo/melo candidates included Lavender (postponed because even though it has everything I love, I believe the girl dies at the end) and Love at the Aegean Sea (because after [livejournal.com profile] ockoala praises I want to see Alec Su in action but I have to dl it while I already have Dolphin on hand). Roseate Love was also a strong candidate but I haven't seen subs outside of viikii and am not biggest streaming fan. I'll get to all of them one of these days though.
dangermousie: (Romantic Princess by lolanicon)
I have a craving for a c/twdrama of the "intense melodrama with a happy ending" kind. Luckily I have just the thing on hand - twdrama At Dolphin Bay, starring Angela Zhang, Ambrose Hsu and Wallace Huo.

From the synopsis, it seems as if it's one of those "Taiwan does a kdrama" things - and there are few things I love more. I mean - does this not sound like a kdrama? Our hero and heroine are kids in the orphanage together until the boy gets taken away by his supposed grandfather to inherit a huge fortune. He promises to come back for the girl but by the time he is able to fulfill the promise, the orphanage is long gone. Little does he know that their paths are about to cross again...There is childhood love, family secret, angst in the rain, etc. Ambrose Hsu even has a bit of the Bae Yong Joon vibe going.

Have a MV:



It's 28 eps so I am pretty sure I'll have to ff through some draggy bits but I almost always do it anyway.

Other emo/melo candidates included Lavender (postponed because even though it has everything I love, I believe the girl dies at the end) and Love at the Aegean Sea (because after [livejournal.com profile] ockoala praises I want to see Alec Su in action but I have to dl it while I already have Dolphin on hand). Roseate Love was also a strong candidate but I haven't seen subs outside of viikii and am not biggest streaming fan. I'll get to all of them one of these days though.
dangermousie: (Full House: kiss)
Considering I got a huge new batch of doramas to watch and I am all about sharing my obsessions, here are youtube MVs for a lot of them under the cut. I did a bunch of previous posts like this. Just click on the 'youtube' tag

MVs here )
dangermousie: (Full House: kiss)
Considering I got a huge new batch of doramas to watch and I am all about sharing my obsessions, here are youtube MVs for a lot of them under the cut. I did a bunch of previous posts like this. Just click on the 'youtube' tag

MVs here )
dangermousie: (Full House: kiss)
Considering I got a huge new batch of doramas to watch and I am all about sharing my obsessions, here are youtube MVs for a lot of them under the cut. I did a bunch of previous posts like this. Just click on the 'youtube' tag

MVs here )

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