Tdramas


Here's my list of TWdramas I've watched. Usually when I complete one (especially when it's a TWdrama), it usually means I adored it. There are some I've omitted (e.g. Devil Beside You, Prince Turns to Frog etc,) because I honestly can't remember whether I liked it or the public made me think I liked it. I've also omitted my Dropped List for TWdramas otherwise it would never end. Heh.

A reminder of the two scores I'll be giving for each drama:
Romance level -  how much I shipped or was satisfied with the romance (which does not translate to how romance-saturated the drama was) 
  • Max: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥   
      Overall rating - a general scheme: 
      • 10.0 - Loved it from the opening to the ending with lingering emotions
      • 7.0 - Engaging but forgettable



      Autumn's Concerto
      Romance level: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  
      Overall rating: 9.5

      Oh, I can't even count how many things went wrong in this drama but a drama's at its best when despite it flaws you still love it. And my god, the flaws were just spilling out near the end but if you skip this drama, you skip one of the best OTPs ever.

      Aside from an awesome performance by Ady An and a breakout one from Vanness Wu (and trust me, he does get good-looking the more you watch him), this show brought Chris Wu onto my radar.
      Watch for a crack drama. Warning of OTP withdrawals.

      Black and White
      Romance level: ♥ ♥
      Overall rating: 7.0

      I think the show got too obsessed with being cool that it forgot to deliver a clear storyline. Or I might have missed something critical when I lost interest. Or maybe I'm just allergic to cool. 

      It's been too long for me to recall the details but I remember getting excited when Ivy Chen spiked up my romantic hopes in this drama.

      Watch for an action-packed, mystery-laden, romance-topped TWdrama.








      Fated to Love You
      Romance level: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
      Overall rating: 8.5

      If you just started watching TWdramas, by all means indulge yourself in this but if you're a late-gamer, you probably never need to see this. Experienced drama watchers would probably run away at the been there, done that storyline. I was skeptical going in but had one heck of an awesome ride throughout but that was (what felt like) eons ago.

      Watch for crack once again but beware of corny contents.

      In a Good Way

      Romance level: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
      Overall rating: 10.0

      Arguably the biggest international hit Tdrama has seen in ages. I was hesitant on giving this a perfect score because of its not so perfect ending but narratively-speaking the ending was perfect. The beginning was beautiful starting with the OTPs first encounter and then every moment between them was tugging at my heart strings; Jia En (Kristen Jen) was so naive but fresh while Liu Chuan (Lego Li) was god-like mesmerizing. If those eyes could melt people, I'd cease to exist.

      I watched everything possible containing these two. Those that have watched the drama but not the BTS, you're missing out on one of the best off-screen chemistry. It's odd, how subsequent dramas they filmed independent of each other have both flopped. We should just have them reunite again.

      Watch it.

      In Time With You
      Romance level: ♥ ♥ 
      Overall rating: 7.0

      I'm feeling the public scrutiny for rating this drama this low but I just didn't love it. I love Ariel Lin but I don't blindly love her. Don't get me wrong, the show wasn't bad - it was far from bad - I think people loved it because it was different from the normal Tdramas i.e. it had quality. Sorry, Tramas and quality just don't mesh well sometimes. However, Tdramas can be known for being so bad that it's addictively good and that's what this drama lacked for me: the addiction.


      Watch for Ariel Lin finding Mr. Right when she's got the perfect guy right next to her.


      It Started with A Kiss
      Romance level: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  
      Overall rating: 8.0

      No comment. Actually, maybe just one: this is like the worst picture of Joe Cheng and it's everywhere...


      Watch ... who hasn't watched this yet? The prime example of the So Bad But So Good Crack. No quality-check what so ever. 














      Just You
      Romance level: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 
      Overall rating: 9.0

      This is the perfect example of how well TWramas can do with a good recycling program. Even if there's all these cliches: boss-employee relationship, cohabitation, and a seduction plan I just sat like a potato and absorbed everything.

      Puff Guo was surprisingly good - I thought she was just going to overact (and out-loud) everything, but she succeeded in making me love her. Aaron Yan surprised me too with his charismatic performance. Definitely leading man material. Their chemistry is what catapulted this drama to a bigger success.

      Just sit back, enjoy the cute, and don't question.


      Watch if you're into candy lately; stay away if you want anything nutritious though.

      Skip Beat!
      Romance level: ♥ ♥ 
      Overall rating: 8.5

      First and foremost, let me testify that I've been a long time Skip Beat! fan and I adore Ivy Chen. This drama was basically another way to freshen my love for the manga with an actress I love, so how can I not love this? It just hurts me how much BETTER it could have been without the Korean Idols. Sorry ELFs, but your Siwon and my Ren? Don't even. Luckily, his acting wasn't obviously bad but it was obviously lacking. Basically, Ivy Chen carried this drama.

      Watch if you read the manga, otherwise, don't.



      Sunny Happiness
      Romance level: ♥ ♥ ♥ 
      Overall rating: 8.0

      Mike He is a decent actor here! Sorry fans, never loved him so I was surprised to have thoroughly enjoyed this. The only problem is, I can't recall the storyline at all... I just remember really liking it while it was on air. It was also my first exposure to Janine Chang and Li Yi Feng.

      Watch for a good rom-com when you're bored.



      Sweet Relationship
      Romance level: ♥ ♥ ♥
      Overall rating: 7.5

      I never understood the obsession with Vic Zhou. After watching this, I still don't. He was good but that's it. Then again this isn't his best drama either. I did enjoy Patty Hou's performance

      The details of this drama escapes me but I think I liked their chemistry.

      Watch for...a watch-able rom-com (because that can be rare in TWdrama-land).

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