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Offline Sakura

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Taiwanese Drama & TVB
« on: May 18, 2007, 09:22:43 AM »
Feel free to talk about your ideas on any twdrama or tvb =)

The first time that i watched dramas is when i was a kid and i watched many TVB dramas with my mom. TVB is hong kong dramas, language: cantonese. Theres liek a big shelf at my house full of TVB series. Then when i got my computer, i started watching taiwanese dramas. It started with a kiss and devil beside you is probably my favorites out of MARS, Hana Kimi, MVP Valentine, Silence, Tokyo Juliet, Love Contract, Prince turn into Frog, Magicians of love..and many more that i can't think of right now.

Anyone watch any TVB series? It's not really popular but some are good (like square pegs or Life Made Simple-a modern version of square pegs-)

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Re: Taiwanese Drama & TVB
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2007, 05:11:26 PM »
well, i don't know much about TVBs but I do like Taiwanese dramas  :hello:... in our country there was a time that they were really popular before the Korean dramas were introduced... My personal favorites are also It Started with a Kiss (I'd really like to watch the It Started With a Kiss 2!!! kyaa!!) and Devil Beside You! MARS is also good as is Prince Turn into a Frog and also others.. I'm watching Love Contract right now (haven't finished yet...) and it's also turning out to be a good one... Can you recommend other ones worth watching? :icon_cheers:

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 06:09:17 PM »
OMG! How could i forget Meteor Garden!  yeah, i recommend Meteor garden I and II. Personally, i liked MG-I better than MG-II. Then theres Meteor Rain ( 4 eps after MG-I series where it shows each f4 their side of the story that series didnt include)
Prince Turn into Frog is my 3rd favorite =) i might rewatch it again over the summer. I'm excited about It started with a Kiss 2, too. Hopefully, it won't disapoint me >.<
To be honest, i can't recommend..XD. im the kind of person who likes everything. I'll just list the dramas that i didnt mention yet and give an opinion  :icon_thumright:

-The outsiders is good but i can't find a place where they subbed all the eps..=/ Theres outsiders II too but i didnt look it up or know anything about it-me don't like spoilers-
-Smiling Pasta is alright. Lots of sound effects and little animations are included
-I'm currently watching Corner with love/courage to Love. It's pretty cute. sublimes has not finished subbing them yet.
-Hana Kimi is good,...except the fact that i didn't like ella's acting. my cousin says all she does is move her eyebrow hahah

That's pretty much all the TWdrama i watched so far. the others are kdrama, jdrama, tvb..

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2007, 01:19:11 AM »
well, did try hana kimi, but i sad to say is that i was disappointed with it (especially the actress for Ella).. i didn't quite feel it, if you know what i mean... hmmm...  I also really loved Meteor Garden! It was so a rave in school and in everywhere that i go that from time to time even i got sick with it always being mentioned.. heheh... but I didn't really like the season 2.... it would have been nice if they just left the ending at season one alone... i would have been more content... *sigh... there was also this drama titled Magic Ring (?).. I'd like to watch it but i can't seem to find it in the net... hmm... gotta work harder! heheh...

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007, 09:19:17 AM »
Yeah, it might've been a bit better if only it wasn't Ella.
I sometimes have this urge to talk about dramas in school but i only know a couple of people who are dramafanatics-so ur lucky =). I agree, season 2 of MG was kinda bad.  in the first season, it was enjoyable becuse you see Barbie agressive behavior more than MGII and i thoguht it was funnier.

Magic ring? Wat's that about? lol..i tried looking it up online and i got links to Tom & Jerry >.<
did you try d-addicts? dunno if its hard or soft sub tho..

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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2007, 05:08:21 AM »
Magic Ring is a Taiwanese drama starred by Joseph Cheng (or was it Chang? hmm...) After watching It Started with a Kiss, i checked out the other dramas done by the male lead and i came across this title.... it seems interesting so i tried to look for it... if you're a interested, you can check out Dramawiki for more details...well, MG became a rage cause everyone in class seems to watch tv, and since there really aren't that many interesting channels available, they either watched GMA or ABS.... many watch ABS so it became popular fast... and due to peer pressure, even those who watch GMA also switch to ABS just to watch MG... hmmm.. the power of media....hehehe...

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Re: Taiwanese Drama & TVB
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2007, 08:32:10 AM »
Hana Kimi was the first Chinese Drama I've seen so I didn't think it was that bad. First I hated Ella, couldn't stand her at all! But I got used to it and I think she was OK - she definately fit the part. She's not that pretty so she could pretend to be a guy. I mean if they found a prettier actress, she wouldn't really fit in.

I love Wu Zun! He's so hot! Love his acting in the drama. By the way how is Tokyo Juliet? Wu Zun is in that one too and I heard it was bad and they had to dubbed over his voice =/ He has such a nice voice too

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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2007, 05:53:07 PM »
Hana Kimi was the first Chinese Drama I've seen so I didn't think it was that bad. First I hated Ella, couldn't stand her at all! But I got used to it and I think she was OK - she definately fit the part. She's not that pretty so she could pretend to be a guy. I mean if they found a prettier actress, she wouldn't really fit in.

I love Wu Zun! He's so hot! Love his acting in the drama. By the way how is Tokyo Juliet? Wu Zun is in that one too and I heard it was bad and they had to dubbed over his voice =/ He has such a nice voice too

i agree with you....i hated the hanakimi drama with passion at first cuz of ella but after a few episodes it turned out to be so funny especially the guy who played nakatsu!! just hillarious! he kept on making me laugh! <was his name Jiro? he was also in it started with a kiss> i guess the reason why i had patience at first was because i ran out of stuff to watch and hana kimi but it turned out to be pretty good and some scenes were changed especially when its starting to end...

i think wu zun is cute too...esp. after watching hana kimi...i tried watching tokyo juliet, but i didnt get finish it .. i forgot why but i think i got kind of bored with it...

-i've watched sniling pasta and i think its just so cute! the actors arent bad
- meteor garden is pretty good too! and yes...the first one was better than the second one

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Re: Taiwanese Drama & TVB
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2007, 07:58:58 AM »
hey guys, have you noticed something about TWD's?... It's just that after watching about 3 and 4 series, i just got the impression that there are just way little characters there... i mean, there are so little extras... as much as possible only the main characters are included in each scene, so i just thought that it was kinda lonely or something...like in Devil Beside You, even though it was a college and the bell was already ringing, only the girl was in the hallway and staircase... don't you find that weird?

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Re: Taiwanese Drama & TVB
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2007, 09:31:51 PM »
well... I don't know about that, I haven't really noticed it =/

The one thing I notice about TWD is that a lot of them retain the same cast - like the same actors... like you have Vic Chou and Barbie in Meteor Garden and MARS. I was talking about it with my friend and we came to the conclusion that since Taiwan is such a tiny country, there aren't too many successful actors/actresses. I guess I don't mind the same cast if they're good but it can get annoying after a while...

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Re: Taiwanese Drama & TVB
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2007, 04:39:46 AM »
Well....I have not much of knowledge of chinese or taiwan drama.
Recently, I followed a taiwan drama that is " Prince turned into A Frog". I found it is interesting, funny and romantic. I really enjoyed it every weekend because it only show at 8 TV in Malaysia.
I just cannot wait to watch the drama.
There problem is that, few days ago I found out that you actually watch the drama in youtube but the series is not in sequential episode. :crybaby2:
I hope you can give a way for me to finish watching this drama by suggesting to me the way to download these episod. I only have 10 more episode to finish.
Please help me. :help:

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Re: Taiwanese Drama & TVB
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2007, 01:06:20 PM »
You can download Frog Prince from Silent Regrets.

You can also download it via bittorrent from D-addicts , but I can't seem to find the exact link. I'm sure it's on that site somewhere since that's where I downloaded all of the episodes.

Good luck finding them.

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Re: Taiwanese Drama & TVB
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2008, 11:03:55 AM »
I don't watch Taiwanese dramas, but I've been watching TVB all my life lol The thing is, most of the story lines for current TVB's are getting boring, the old ones were much better (in my opinion). Like Eternal Happiness with Michelle and Raymond <3 and Lethal Weapons of Love and Passion with Charmaine and Raymond <3 lol

I also loved the classic "Legend of the Condor Heroes 1983" with Andy Lau and Idy Chan. I tried looking for it in my home, but my dad tells me that we recorded over that -____-;; *siiigh*

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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2009, 12:45:25 PM »
OMg Taiwanese Dramas, I just love them!  <3 I remember when I watched "It Started with a Kiss" I fell in love with Jiro Wang :-[ In the episode where he cried alone in the girl's restaurant... Aah I started crying with him. After that I began liking Fahrenheit and decided to watch "The X-Family" which I'm still currently watching. I'm almost finished with it, I just need 10 more episodes. If anyone has any recommendations on any other Drama please tell me  :cya:  [/font][/font]

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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2010, 04:53:04 PM »
HAVE ANYONE WATCH ROMANTIC PRINCESS, DO U THINK THERE GOING TO BE A SECOND SERIES B/C IT LEFT IN A CLIFFHENGGER...