Sunday, October 23, 2011

In Time with You: Halfway Review


Episode 6 has just aired out of the planned 13, so I feel confident enough to do a midpoint review.

ITWY, which has a Chinese title that translates to "I might not love you," is an introspective look into the lives of two best friends who have just hit their 30s, Chen You Qing (Ariel Lin) and Li Da Ren (Bolin Chen). These are two people who through years of acquaintance and competitive conflict have built up a remarkably close but purely platonic relationship, much to the confusion of those around them. Their journey builds off the question of whether a man and a woman can really be "just friends."

Friday, October 14, 2011

Moneyball


This was one of those movies that I didn't have any interest in initially and had no idea what the story was about, aside from baseball. It exceeded expectations, but only slightly. Probably not something that I'd willingly go into again, and frankly in the muddling middle as far as inspiring sports movies go.


Monday, October 10, 2011

The Princess' Man: Final Half Review


As a warning, this review contains spoilers, so don't read unless you've finished the whole drama.

The second half of TPM definitely built upon the greatness of the first half, with excellent dramatic moments, a multitude of tear-inducing scenes, and continued great performances from the actors. In the end, I was left with sympathy rather than hatred for King Su Yang, our part-villain but part-victim of his own greed, which is fairly surprising and owed largely to the brilliant performance by the actor.