Hi guys! So instead of the annual Cdrama Awards I usually do, we found a fun way to make it less formal and more fun? Lol. The AVV community on discord came together to have a battle of less-words-is-more for the dramas they watched in 2022 by coming up with only one line to describe their feelings for the whole drama. It was fun to see how creative everyone got! Please note, not all dramas aired has a review so these are the ones that did!
Feel free to join in the comments with your own one-liner! Looking forward to reading them.
As I noted in my First Impression post about this series, it’s been a while since I’d found a drama I was interested in watching. But given how much of a fan I am of both Bai Lu and Lai Yi, I had to watch Jiu Liu Overlord (九流霸主). The series packs in a lot, with the first half being a clash of upper class versus lower class with some political intrigue and the second half a murder mystery and palace intrigue. With a mix of drama and comedy, this series kind of has a little of everything.
It’s been harder for me to find Chinese dramas that can sustain my interest for more than a few episodes. Most of the time I tend to prefer the 40+ episode wuxia series with lots of action and drama. But recently it ended up being Well-Intended Love 2 (奈何BOSS要娶我 2) that managed to keep me engaged. It’s cheesy, sweet, silly and just 16 episodes long, but it was fun to watch and kept me entertained these last couple weeks.
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).