Other 2010 Dramas

Hong Kong:

Ghost writer: 3.5/5

Poster:

 

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Historical

Episodes: 25

Casts:

  • Steven Ma
  • Linda Chung
  • Fala Chen
  • Sunny Chan

Synopsis: 

Po Chung-Ling (Steven Ma) was born in Jinan a family of New Year print. He is very bright, his father, Po Poon (Elliot Yue), has therefore always hoped that he could one day carry on the family business. Ling, mistakenly thinks that Poon is working in collusion with some corrupt officials, refuses to listen to what his father says. His good friend, Ko Jit (Sunny Chan), is a constable and he hates corrupt officials as much as Ling does. Rumor has it that a fox spirit is creating troubles in Jinan. Ling is almost killed when he is investigating into the matter with Jit. Fortunately, a mysterious girl named Ling Wu Siu-Tsui (Fala Chen) comes to his rescue in the nick of time. It turns out later that she is the fox spirit, and that she saves Ling so as to return a past favor. As they spend more and more time together, Tsui starts to fall for Ling.

The Po family has secured a large order of New Year print. To ensure the work can be finished in time they have to hire a large numbers of female workers. Lau Sum-Yu (Linda Chung) applies for the job, but her real intention is to look for the man who was unfaithful to her sister, never knowing that she would later be caught in a love triangle with Ling and tsui.

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Comments:

Very fantasy. But it does no harm to watch this type of drama once in a while. Scheming people who try to bootlick the officers to get what they want. Corrupt officers who oppressed their citizens instead of caring for them. Indeed reflective of society back then.

Korea:

 

Taiwan:

The M Riders:  ?/5

Poster:

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy,Romance,  Action

Episodes: ?

Casts:

  • Lin Bo Yan as Lie Yan Jian Ni 烈焱堅尼
  • Cai Han Cen as Princess Nai Ya 奈亞公主
  • Lin Yi Xun (林奕勳) as Mi Ya Xin 謎亞星
  • Zeng Zi Yu as Lan Bao 藍寶
  • Plot:

    An academy takes in kids with supernatural abilities. As they find their places in the academy, they learn to control their gifts. Soon, they realize that Earth is being invaded by dark forces and the school is gathering five M Riders to fight these forces. These riders are Ai Rui Ke, Nai Ya, Mi Ya Xing, and the two new students Li Yan Jian Ni and Lan Bao.

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    Comments:

    To be fair, I’ll hold off my rating till the drama is finished. But of course if you compare with the older similar series like K.O 1, X-family, K.O3anguo, this type of drama is really going downhill. It tried to be comedy, but portray from cold jokes perspective. Of which one can’t really laugh. Instead you’ll have the expression of -.-“‘. Anyway, I also find that perhaps the budget has shrinks. Props wise, background isn’t as fantastic and a good drama besides a good plot, excellent actors, you also need fantastic effects be it computer or sound. But too much dependence of computer effect robbed off the natural flavour of a drama. So I wonder if I might fail this given that I merely give a pass for K.O3anguo.

    Lover River: FAILED

    Comments:

    I don’t even want to recommend it at all, nor give a rating. Simply because it’s awful. Was looking forward to it but the opening didn’t even caught my attention. Episode 1 is totally weak! William as usual act in rich man’s role, no breakthrough from his past work at all. Plot is miserable, maybe miserable is an understatement. The plot is pathetic. Pace isn’t fast enough to have a kickstart. I couldn’t even last till episode 5 and I feel like just skipping the whole drama to watched the ending, without bothering what’s going to happen in between, since without guessing one will know it’s just the character Zhen Ai and William’s character falling into love. TERRIBLE. To Genie’s fans, simply forget about this drama, go watch her previous work of ROLLING LOVE, and to William’s fans, go watch GREEN FOREST MY HOME instead. It sure turned out this pair up of these 2 has no chemistry. The extras acting skills are horrendous. It’s like they couldn’t speak smoothly yet was recorded in the drama and showed. Example the nurse in the hospital in ep4, the cafeteria manager in ep 2. The songs have no freshness given the Genie’s songs are released way earlier than the drama. For the more experienced actors I kind of feel sorry for them. They have better works than this. Normally no matter how terrible, I would at least rate a minimal pass since it’s not easy to produce a decent drama. But for this case, I don’t see the effort to better this drama. I kind of find this drama lacks some sincerity to the audience. VERY DISAPPOINTED INDEED.