I recently moved back to my hometown to be near my family and am fortunate enough to be able to have lunch with my mom and my 98-year-old grandmother every Thursday. My grandmother has been my biggest fan and supporter my entire life and it’s been great for me to be able to spend more time with her after living far from home for so long.
The Farewell (the Chinese title, 别告诉她, translates to “Don’t tell her”), stars comedienne and rapper, Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, Oceans 8), in a drama about a Chinese family trying to spend what time they have left with their dying matriarch without letting her know she is dying. I knew I had to see it, partly because of my own relationship with my grandmother which made the topic even more relatable to me, but also because I was eager to see a Chinese movie that takes place in everyday life as most of the ones I’ve been able to see so far have been much more centered in fantasy (see all my previous movie reviews).
My list of dramas to watch is getting long. Would love to hear what everyone thought of the ending to this series vs the novel!
Following To Be a Better Man, and Mr. Right, Mr. Fighting is the third drama in the Mister series of the same team. Deng Lun plays a star falling out of favor and is suddenly abandoned by his manager of ten years. He lands in the hands of a new team, consisting of folks outside of the entertainment business (lol). He has no choice but to stick with them to find out what really happened to his old manager. As he literally tumbles in steps with his new team, he gradually becomes a better person, learning dignity, courage, and responsibility. Sandra plays his assistant but her real job is marketing for a supermarket. Sounds helpful…she is promoting stuff. Heh!
Mr. Fighting (加油你是最棒的) to air on 7/31!
The Legends is still on my watch list so for those who did watch it, Arsenal Military Academy reunites the two leads, Xu Kai and Bai Lu, in a republican setting. Reminds me a little bit of Mulan as our female lead cuts her hair and disguises as a male to attend a military school, where she tries to overcome her weaknesses and proves herself as a worthy comrade. Of course, our male lead and the quiet second male lead are in the same school as well.
Bai Lu looks very handsome with the boy hair! Xu Kai is pretty hot. Lol. Maybe I need to watch Legends ASAP!
To air on 8/6!
I’m liking this trend, no big promotions….”We are airing!” Lol. Instead of laboring for weeks waiting for the airdate just to have it pulled last minute right? xD
If you missed Yang Yang, here he is! Airing today 7/24!