(Short) Chinese Drama Review: The Princess Weiyoung

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Princess Weiyoung, or How Many Times Can We Frame Wei Young Without Anyone Catching on to a Pattern?

Ratings out of 10:

Acting: 7

Storyline/plot: 7

Plot Development: 7

Characters: 7

Music: 6.5

Ending: 10

Ah, this drama was so romantic! I loved that this was one of the only historical fiction dramas I’ve seen that almost solely focused on the romance. Of course, there was some political intrigue in the drama, but the relationship between the two leads was the main plot through the whole drama. Although I do not think it is one of the best historical dramas by any means, I did still thoroughly enjoy it. I couldn’t wait to watch the next episode, and I only skipped one or two scenes in the whole of 54 episodes!

The acting was pretty good, although I thought Vanness Wu was a bit awkward in his role as a villain (his hair was fabulous, though). The plot was engaging, but there were way too many times that Weiyoung got framed. Finally, around episode 30 or 40, the directors/writers finally got a clue to move on from the “framing Weiyoung” part of the plot. The ending was bittersweet, but it was perfect. And if not for the unresolved plot-points in the end, my score for the drama would have been higher.

Oh! And I will say there is one plot point in this drama that was perfection. I cringe even thinking about what happened, and it was really hard to watch some of the episodes because of what happened to Weiyoung, but after that plot point is finally resolved, you look back and realize how well it was actually executed.

If you’re a fan of historical dramas, pretty people, revenge, and, most importantly, ROMANCE, then I would highly recommend you to watch this drama.

If you like watching historical dramas because of politics or revenge or, well, history, then I wouldn’t watch this drama if I were you (it was based on a fictional book, you know).

FRIENDLY ADVICE: Always skip the opening and ending of each episode because if you don’t, they will spoil the drama for you.

Overall Score: 7.4

Rewatchability: 95%

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(Short) Korean Drama Review: Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

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Ratings out of 10:

Acting: 8

Storyline/plot: 8

Plot Development: 6

Characters: 7

Music: 10

Ending: 10

I would honestly recommend everyone who loves historical fiction dramas and/or romance dramas to watch this. Although there were many aspects of the plot that weren’t explained and a few of the plot points were rushed, the drama overall was good. It was entertaining and quite romantic. This was the first drama I’ve seen of Lee Joon Ki since “My Girl” and I was absolutely thrilled by his performance. IU also did a fabulous job, and she’s definitely improved since her “Dream High” days. Also, I’d like to praise Baekhyun for a fabulous debut performance (I know he’s guest starred in a couple other things, but this was his first serious drama, I believe). I knew he was in some boy band when I saw him on the screen, but I was surprised to learn he was in EXO. The character he plays in Scarlet Heart: Ryeo and his natural self as a part of EXO are completely different, which made me even more impressed.

Anyway, although this drama has some definite storytelling flaws, it still has great music, characters, and romance. If you’re craving romance or historical fiction, then watch this drama.

Overall Score: 8.2

Rewatchability: 95%

DCP Fall Advantage/Spring Extension 2016/2017: Why I Self-Termed

I thought it would be good to post about this, as I know a lot of people who do the program struggle with the decision to self-term. I  will honestly say that I didn’t struggle very much with my decision. That could be because I had already completed a program, but ultimately, I think I knew in my heart that it was time to get away from Disney and go home.

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Just a little background info: I started the Disney College Program back in June as a Fall Advantage participant. I was hired as Quick-Service Food and Beverage.  If you read any of my other posts, you would know that I hated my role and my location. Things never got better, they really only got worse, but I loved all the people I worked with, and I had my roommates and other friends to whom I could vent my frustrations. I never thought about going home (except during the summer, like once).

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(Short) Korean Drama Review: Cinderella and Four Knights

I’ve been way too busy with so many things that I haven’t been able to write a full review in a long time, although I have finished a couple of dramas. Because I don’t want my opinions on these dramas to go to waste, I decided to just do really short reviews on them.

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Ratings out of 10:

Acting: 5

Storyline/plot: 6

Plot Development: 6

Characters: 7

Music: 9

Ending: 9

Watch If: you like high school love stories and cute, predictable rom-coms. If you’re looking for something simple to just turn your mind off to, then I would recommend this drama. It was entertaining, but not the most well-made or executed.

Don’t Watch If: you like dramas that are more complicated or contain deeper romances. If you also like a drama where most or all of the actors are good, I wouldn’t watch this drama because the only two actors that were good were the main ones. All the rest were not very good.

Overall Score: 7

The First Guy to Change My Mind

This is a poem I wrote around two months ago when I had a major crush on one of my friends, who is also one of my coworkers. Now, I don’t have feelings for him anymore. He has a girlfriend, and we’re not really close anymore (not by any fault of mine, but by him being a bad and unreliable friend). But I like this poem, and it captures what I was feeling at the height of my romantic feelings for him. Much of it is dramatic because I figured out later on that the feelings I had for him weren’t very deep at all and may have come as a result of boredom or loneliness, but I still think the poem does a good job of translating my surprise when I figured out I had feelings beyond friendship for him. Some of it is a bit rough, but I did my best. Here it is:

Also, sorry that it’s all mashed together. I put spaces to create sections, but it isn’t translating with WordPress.

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