In Time With You – Review

In Time With You

It has been a looonnnng while since the last time I watched any Taiwan drama. Korean wave is indeed amazing. 😛 But recently, I gave it a try to this drama. In Time With You. And it’s GREAT.

It tells about a woman named Chen You Qing (Ariel Lin) who turns 30 but hasn’t had any boyfriend yet. She has a best friend, though, named Li Da Ren (Chen Bo Lin), which she knows since senior high school. Of course, Li Da Ren has a feeling for her this whole time, but he keeps it to himself and try not to love her, because he thinks she won’t ever love him, due to their friendship and her tough personality.

People come and go in their love life. Chen You Qing had a boyfriend when Li Da Ren was single. Li Da Ren had a girlfriend when Chen You Qing was single. And now, they are both single, and Chen You Qing begins to worry about marriage in her 30. But foolishly, Li Da Ren makes a bet: whoever married first has to give a big amount of ‘hongbao’/money present. (Why don’t you just tell her to be your girlfriend instead??!!)

Situation gets worse when Chen You Qing’s ex boyfriend, Ding Li Wei, comes back and wanna get along with her. THIS IS THE STARTING POINT. I don’t remember in which episode it started (but I do remember it’s the second piece of the total 3 DVDs), but from this point on, the story really excites me! I admit that I almost give up on this series because the few first episodes are really slow and boring. 😛 And thank God I continued!

You will see Li Da Ren’s suffering and his huge hidden love for Chen You Qing. And everytime he wants to confess, somehow it fails, for some reasonable reasons (include the terrible tricky Ding Li Wei). But everything is WORTH IT in the end. The ending is PERFECT for the imperfect beginning. This series is very very very recommended to watch!!!

PS: For you who get bored in the first few episodes, please feel free to fast forward it until the existence of Ding Li Wei and enjoy! (Because I did the same :P)

PS2: The song which Li Da Ren sang for her is terrible (he is NOT a good singer, indeed :P) but the lyrics and the music is so sweet that I can’t get enough of this song these few days. The title is “Wo Bu Hui Xi Huan Ni”.

Nodame Cantabile – Indeed the Best Dorama Ever! *Mukyaa

nodame cantabile

A few days ago, I re-watched this series after a long time. Actually, I like to re-watch dramas that I list in my All Time Favorite. So, this time, its the x-times Nodame Cantabile re-watch session (too many times that I forget the x :P).

And… I’m SUPER enchanted, as much as the first time I saw this series. Actually I just wanna watch it a little bit in my leisure time, but I turn out to watch the whole series, until 4 AM! Indeed, the allure is too powerful to escape from. =.=”

These are the reasons why Nodame Cantabile is the best dorama ever:

#1 The Casts

The damn hot Tamaki Hiroshi as Chiaki-sama and the cute Ueno Juri as Nodame is indeed the top reason. But the whole other characters are as important as Chiaki and Nodame’s characters for me.

Masumi-chan is toooo hilarious! Can’t get enough of him! 😛

Mine Ryutaro and Miki Kiyora is very adorable together!! And Mine is such a great leader for an orchestra group. His charm is almost reaching Chiaki’s. Two thumbs up!

Stresemann is hilarious too. The way he talks and the pervert acts :P.

Eto sensei / Harisen. He is the second male character I like after Chiaki. He has a huge charm in his age with that role.

The S-Oke members, Rising Star-Oke members (especially the Oboe player Kuroki-kun), Saiko, Mine’s father, and even the number two ‘famous’ in conducting department. I love them all!

#2 The Music

I looove the music very much in this series. I never realized that classical music is so enchanting. I downloaded all the soundtracks in this series and they will become my all time favorite OST, ever!

#3 The Technique

I don’t know anything about music instruments, but the way they play those instruments in this dorama seems very REAL! And the way they play them, the expression on their face, seem like a REAL professional! Four thumbs up to the dorama director and crews!!

#4 The Perfect Storyline

I haven’t seen any other Japanese Dorama that has a perfect storyline like this one. Not even a second I get bored. I laughed (a lot) and cried with them throughout the episodes. A really GREAT dorama ever!

PS: You will NOT regret watching this dorama. Try it! 😛