Posts tagged ‘Mike He’

April 22, 2010

Why, Why, Love

by staples

RAINIE YANG, MIKE HE, KINGONE WANG, JUDY FUKUMOTO, MICHELLE CHEN

Especially loved this one because it used the same actors from DBY but in a less romantic plot-line.

ACTORS/ACTING: just plain amazing chemistry between the actors. It was after this and DBY that I developed a soft spot for the three main leads and Michelle Chen (who plays Rainie’s best friend). I also loved the image of a hard-working, capable female lead rather than an innocent bimbo.

PLOT: Very cute and unexpected and the OMG moment was a reasonably legit one. Unlike a lot of other dramas, I didn’t forget why they couldn’t be together once the angst got under way. That’s not to say I didn’t find it a slight stretch on the “Devil” character’s part, but it was some-what understandable for drama-land. The only thing I didn’t like about this drama was the end. They made it extremely vague and confusing in order to hype up the angst. They definitely succeeded on that front: I had to go look up the wikipedia article to ensure it was a happy ending and kept repeating this fact to myself throughout the last few minutes of the show. But I found it somewhat unnecessary.

OST: Again, the songs are worth looking up, but there wasn’t an OST

RATING: 9

April 22, 2010

Devil Beside You

by staples

RAINIE YANG, MIKE HE, KINGONE WANG, IVY FAN

Loved the actors and the acting. It was pretty amazing. The plot was good too, to a certain extent. They use the drama cliche of sending one character off to another country to add to the angst and that nearly put me over the edge, since it was my first time seeing that cliche. Honestly, it seemed very random and forced at the time, but in retrospect, it makes sense because they can’t really live together. The genre was a bit too romantic for me, so the rating’s a bit low because of that.

OST: It didn’t have an OST, but the songs are definitely worth looking up.

RATING: 7

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