Unknown Number (时空来电) is the Chinese remake of Kdrama Signal starring Li Xiao Ran, Du Chun, and Wang Tian Chen. I haven’t watched the original but have heard of numerous praises for the plot and acting caliber of the original cast. Of the Chinese cast, Wang Tian Chen is the most green and you might remember him in General and I, The Way We Were and or Tang Dynasty Tour. Either way, he has a big shoes to follow Lee Jae Hoon’s performance. The original was inspired by a true incident and that involves a serial rapist and murderer. The story follows police lieutenant played by Wang as he tries to investigate the death of his childhood’s friend that was left unsolved for years. He’s aided when he discovers a walkie-talkie and the man talking to him through the phone is the detective from the past (literally) trying to solve the case. Now I want to watch the original. Sounds like a TVB drama too!
One of my favorite Chinese movies, The Wasted Times, is now on Viki so I had to review it. I watched this last year during a trip to China and was really drawn in to the story as well as the incredible cinematography so I was eager to watch it again. It’s a dark drama about a Chinese mob boss and a Japanese national, which starts just before the Japanese invasion of Shanghai through to the end of the Sino-Japanese War, and stars Ge You (To Live) and Tadanobu Asano (Thor: Ragnarok).
Aww. This upcoming variety show, The Greatest Love, is gonna make me cry. It has invited six pairs of celebrity-parent to stir up some parental love this winter. And I’m in total agreement about the sentiment. No matter how much money you spend and how much love you shower your parents with, nothing will ever measure up to the time and effort and love your parents gave and will give for the rest of their lifetime. Some of us are very lucky to have both parents involved in our life, and some of us, like myself, have the greatest single parent in the whole world. Then there’s a special group of people who gets to bond and build a family of their own. Parents get older and weaker, let’s show them the love.
Sending a collective hug towards one of our members, Miss Keane, who is struggling by her mom’s side. ♥♥♥
**ADDED 10-PREVIEW*** The cast is attending a press conference today too 1/19.