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Some Day or One Day (Taiwan). Episode 10 – WOW! That was intense! Now we have to wait 2 weeks.

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Crash Landing: ep 10. I fast forwarded thru most of the first half as it was entirely predictable. The epilogue was cute and something I had wondered about but didn’t expect.

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    I totally cried the entire first half, it was do so well.

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      I must have been emotionally cold today because I knew those scenes were to appeal to our emotions and make us sympathize. I totally understand why you cried though!

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SOMEDAY OR ONE DAY: Devastated. With 3 more episodes to go, unfortunately I watched the ending of ep 9 and my favorite character died. But with time messed up maybe he’ll come back. Bring him back!

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    He’s definitely one character that should come back because of time hijinks & it wouldn’t impact the story writing negatively so…. Cough *Signal* cough 🤭

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      I want him to end up with the shy version of the female lead (I’m terrible at remembering character names…)

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Bitchesoverdramas has absolutely the best analysis of Crash Landing on You. Right on, nothing I’d ever get myself, and quite hilarious.

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    Agree, I read their “Four Options” analysis and ROFL.

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    It was funny but not what I thought about that scene. If they are right Se-Ri was once again being something of an entitled brat. I thought she was actually being kind and playful about something that was making both of them feel a bit awkward and that’s why it was a sweet funny moment. If however they are right, it was more like a calculated, passive-aggressive and silly conversation, motivated more by her insecurity than kindness.

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Apparently HBO won the bidding wars for Parasite. Guess I won’t be watching it anytime soon.

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Xiao Zhan said (in an interview)that THE WOLF will be aired soon! Yay – hope he mean real soon!

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Joy of Life, Season 2: it looks like it’s going to happen. They’re working on the script and the original cast is most likely going to be there.

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    I don’t mind waiting till 2021. I think it will be well worth it. Season 1 has been fantastic thus far. Easy to follow and oh so satisfying. I really hope they get back all of the original cast. Everyone has done a bang up job.

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Bloody Romance OSTS: Gorgeous.

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I like this version because it has the Chinese characters and English pronunciation.

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    I LOVE THIS SONG!!! I was able to find it on iTunes. Where is it from?

    P.S. I really should learn Pinyin at the very least. One day.

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Still impressed with Joy of Life: 7th Episode was such a good episode even though it was mostly a poetry reading contest.

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Apparently you just need one good drama at a time: Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin in Crash Landing. Good acting, good chemistry, good writing.

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Bloody Romance: I only just noticed Chang An can fight using two swords – I wish there were more scenes like this. I love fight choreography fighting with two swords.

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Qu Chu Xiao singing “Waiting for You” from Bloody Romance. One of my favorite OSTS.

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    I still have 6 eps left, but I’m surprised I like this drama more than I thought I would.

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      If you haven’t heard spoilers about the ending and don’t understand it, I’ll tell you when you’re finished. It isn’t what it looks like..
      It’s actually a beautiful drama and the music OSTs are gorgeous.

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        Ooh… now you make me curious. Because I heard the original novel ended very tragically.

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          There are clues given by the Torturer in the last few episodes, just a sentence or two. Then there’s the fan and the words written on the fan, and the last scene. Hope this isn’t too spoilerish, but look for those clues.

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JADE DYNASTY: the movie with Xiao Zhan. Just, no. Too silly, dumb, bad production. They tried to fit a 60 episode drama into a less than 2 hour movie. But that\’s just my opinion.

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    My mom just texted me to say she liked it lol I’ll eventually watch it but I’ve not been anticipating it as it didn’t look very good to me.

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      I was just wondering whether or not it was too silly and bad in my opinion because I was comparing it to Untamed whether I meant to or not!

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        It does look a bit silly from the trailers I saw. We’ll see when I watch it 😅

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    There’s a drama version?? I never knew that!

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    As it is called Jade Dynasty 1, I’m expecting that it’s supposed to be a prequel to the main story. Whether there’ll ever be a JD2 of course remains to be seen. I guess it gave a sufficient intro to all the characters and explained the change in Zhang Xiao Fan. The flying scenes were artistically rendered though and it did offer interesting cgi or blue screen vistas.

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JOY OF LIFE: So good! Whoever the production team is, well done! 9 MILLION DOLLAR: Shaky camera technique makes me nauseous.

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    yup. been hearing really good things since day 1
    and the actors are phenomenal too..

    XZ would appear in 20 ish sthg episode.. lol.. drama is going to get high TRPs then too

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The best part of 9.9 million dollar woman was the last few seconds of ep 1 when Kim Kang Woo finally appeared and promptly got kidnapped and beat up by the bad guys. KKW at his best.

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I\’m so bored that even the good dramas I really want to watch seem boring. It\’s all your fault, Untamed! And I blame you, Xiao Zhan! You were so vibrantly alive, nothing else compares.

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    😆 thankfully I’ve finally managed to move on. It’s my all time favorite drama but I’ve managed to finally claw my way out of the obsession lol

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      Haha… same. I finally managed to claw myself out of it (well, not completely given that I haven’t finished the audio drama yet) by watching a bunch of variety shows. I’m still waiting for Joy of Life to have at least 20 eps subbed before marathoning it.

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        Joy of Life is the one I want to watch but just can’t watch right now – not because it isn’t good, it looks great, but because everything looks dull right now. It’ll be okay in a few days! I love the modern musical score, the type of humor and Zhang Ruoyun, but it’s just gonna have to wait a bit. The mistake is going back to Untamed to watch a few favorite scenes and realizing how much Xiao Zhan brings it to life.

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          Oh isn’t Zhang Ruoyun your favourite?

          How’s Joy of Life, why isn’t anyone posting on it? Is XZ role very small?

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            I’m really liking Joy of LIfe – now if I could just muster up some “joy of life” myself, I’d enjoy it more. Looking forward to watching it with more enthusiasm one of these days.

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            I’m excited to watch JoL but I’ll wait until it’s finished airing and being subbed since I am a binge watcher. I’ve heard it’s good though.

            And I don’t think XZ has a very big role (read a comment that he wasn’t in the first 4 episodes at all), but I’m not wanting to watch it because of him. Even if he wasn’t in it I still would have wanted to watch it. Him being in it is just a bonus to me.

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      I am resigned to no dramas for now. Not because I’m on the road but I have no urge to watch anything. Oh I will finish Chang An when I’m back but Heaven’s Official Blessings looks to be addictive. Have you read that novel?

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        Exactly. But Chang An was too dark (literally, the scenes were all browns and dirty looking) esp after the lightness of Untamed.

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        HoB is absolutely amazing. Even better than The Untamed novel imo (and seems a lot of people who have read both also agree). I didn’t get out of bed for a 3 day weekend as I spent it reading HoB the whole time. And I was staying up many hours past when I should be going to sleep because I couldn’t stop reading (I was really tired for that week lol). And I would secretly read the novel at work because I wanted to know what happened next.

        I highly suggest it.

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    I’m on Ep 44. Just savoring it. Kind of don’t want it to end—so going very slow.

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Xiao Zhan “Remaining Years” OST from Joy of life.

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    @trinpie forgot to tag you, thought you might not have seen this Joy of Life OST by Xiao Zhan.

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      I have seen it and it’s lovely ❤ I love his voice. So beautiful and powerful. I see the first few ep. are on Viki. I’ve heard it’s good so I’m excited to see it. But since I dont like live watching it’ll be a little while before I see it 😭

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        Even though it’s on Viki, it’s been up for several days and not one word has been translated into English yet. But I watched it raw and when I listened to the OST ending I went hey, wait a minute, that voice has to be Xiao Zhan! He has such a distinctive rich tone to his voice, one of the most beautiful voices I’ve ever heard.

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        @trinpie As it turns out, YouTube already has Eng subs for Joy of Life. The first episode was really good. As in really really good, well done.

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          Ya I’ve heard it’s good 😁 but I’ll wait until the series is done. I’m not interested in the drama because of XZ, it just looks good to me. He just happens to be an added bonus.

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            Me too, I’m a fan of Zhang Ruoyun so that’s why this drama drew my attention. Pleasantly surprised so far. I watched about 5 minutes of the new kdrama Chocolate on Netflix and then went back to episode 4 of Untamed…

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YouTube: \”Netizens call for \”THE WOLF\” to be aired as soon as possible\”. I\’m all for that!

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