Triad Princess [Review]

Triad Princess was one short drama that was such an enjoyment from start to finish. The plot was cliché though but it was still really enjoyable. The story with Angie (played by Eugenie Liu), a daughter of Taiwan’s biggest and strongest gang’s boss. She excelled street fights and always had knife and gun on her body to defend herself. She was actually a softie. She fangirled over an actor named Yi Hang (played by Jasper Liu) for years. Yi Hang was an extremely popular actor in Taiwan, well-loved by everyone. On the outside he seemed to have one perfect life but he’s actually a loner.

Angie took a job as an undercover bodyguard of Yi Hang’s onscreen girlfriend. Days after working for the girlfriend, Angie finally met Yi Hang. They easily became friends and at one point they fell in love with each other. I spoiled the story too much.

The plot wasn’t something that’s original but the writer packed it very wittily and therefore the whole series was really enjoyable. Even though the series only had 6 episodes (30 mins each!), the writer packed EVERYTHING in. When I look back at it, the writer had so many things for this drama. This blew my mind. The writer did a good job at explaining things and therefore I felt like there’s no unanswered question.

The romance was rushed, but again, they only had 3 hours to begin with so I think we can gloss this over. I actually appreciated it that the writer also gave us some side characters story even though TP only ran for 3 hours but we got some good side characters stories. For example, Ling Yun (played by Cecilia Choi) and Sophia (played by Tien Hsin)’s stories were actually touching. Ding Ding and Gui (played by Hung Yan Siang and Chang Zhang Xing, respectively)’s story was a bit unnecessary though.

The ending was kinda cute. Everyone had their own happy ending except the 2 people who joined hands to harm Angie. With this ending, if they wanted to make a season 2, they could easily start the story from this point which I honestly think clever. Since it’s Netflix’s original series and Netflix seems to love making everything in season so I think there’s a possibility of season 2.

Now the acting. There wasn’t any particular scene or actor that I noted that delivered bad acting whew! Everyone did a good job at their respective role and the acting was also believable.

As a whole

A nice watch to kill time. It’s only 3 hours long. The plot wasn’t something phenomenal but definitely great. The writer packed so many things in just 3 hours which I found impressive. Totally a recommended series.

Final score: 8.5 out of 10

Will I watch it again? YAS!!

The official trailer belowww

Kiss that Kills [Review]

The premise was interesting! The leads could go back to the past with just a kiss. Yes, time slip plot is overused in movieland and dramaland but no one ever done it with a kiss! It picked up my interest right away. I watch J-dramas occasionally so I’m not familiar with anyone except Kento Yamazaki (our leading male, Otaro). I’m also not familiar with how Japan does its dramas but overall I’m glad I picked this one up.


Big Issue [Review]

“All you can rely on is your will and determination” – Ji Soo Hyun


Mystic Pop-up Bar [Review]

“Swords and guns are not the only weapon that can kill. It was your tongue that killed her.” – Weol Ju


Find me in your Memory [Short Review]

“The law of time is fixed. Time only moves forward and you can never rewind it.” – Lee Jung Hoon


Crash Landing on You (Review)

Crash Landing On You (CLOY) was one pretty drama to watch with pretty casts, pretty sceneries, pretty OST. CLOY had the prettiest elements in kdramaland except…. Strong plot.


Dinner Mate (Dropped)

I actually only have 3 episodes left from finishing this drama, Dinner Mate, but I just don’t want to spend 3 more hours watching something that doesn’t give me joy.


Be Melodramatic/Melo is my Nature (Review)

My journey as a kdrama fan is one long journey. I gravitated towards heavy dramas several years back maybe because I just grew up and was curious about many things. Kdrama on the other hands, helped to introduced me to those things I was curious about. Kdramas which are thriller, procedural, crime – those type of genres, require you to think and remember many little details. That’s what made me first fell in love with these genres. Until this day, I still highly enjoy those genres and prioritize them on my to-watch list.

As I get older I appreciate slice of life dramas more because they’re realistic and sometimes console me. Well, as I get older I’ve got to experience new things. I keep only the good memories. When I’m not at my best condition (emotionally or physically) I reminisce those good memories to pick myself up again. South Korea’s slice-of-life dramas are packaged in the most humble way that when the drama has a similar vibe/activity/moments with what I myself have experienced before, can’t help but recalling my very own memories of it.


Leverage [review]

A rather light drama in this genre. The last drama that shared the same genre with Leverage that I watched was The Player (OCN, 2018) which I didn’t enjoy 100%. That’s why when I went into Leverage I had very low expectation. I had a feeling Leverage would let me down somehow but oh boy I was wrong. Leverage turned out to be a great drama. I finished watching it and found myself wanting for more.



Why in the world are there so many dramas about affairs being produced since last least? I feel like more and more dramas in this genre are being released each year. I just hope writers and producer won’t beautify affairs. Really, don’t cheat on your partner guys!

I didn’t know VIP storyline when I got into it. Typical me, I don’t read the synopsis when starting a drama. I just go with the casts, writers and public opinion. I thought VIP was about the top 1% population’s lifestyle and all and not a freaking affair drama LOL.


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