ADR Sunday- Mad Dog

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mad Dog had to be one of my top favorites for Chinese dramas

A private team of investigators led by former police investigator and Insurance Investigator Kang Woo. Work undercover to unearth those who try to swindle Insurance agencies out of money by faking injuries.

Kang Woo left the Insurance company he worked for after the death of his wife and son due to a plan crash. He felt there had never been a clear cut answer as to why his wife and child died that day.

This team is made up of a rag tag group of people. Kang Woo, Oh Seo Ra, Park Soon Jung, and I think On Noo-ri. Each have their specialties to bring to the table as they fight against corrup officials and regular people who try to swindle money from insurance companies.

Each with their own skeletons from their past that they wish to forget.

Then along comes Kim Min – Jun, a swindler whose brother had died in the same plane crash as Kang Woo. He throws a wrench in the group by monitoring them and trying to get under their skin. It works.

As time goes the group realizes who Kim Min-jun is and slowly accept him into the group. Together they work to find out what had really happened to the flight where his brother had been accused of taking drugs that caused him to fall asleep and crash the plane.

It’s an intriguing series of twist and turns and eeee… moments.

ADR – Her Private Life

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Sun Duk Mi is a talented gallery curator with a secret life as a sassang (may of spelled this wrong), an idol fan.

She is an older woman with a secret love for an idol. Her family doesn’t understand her passion for the idol or why she feels the need to be so idol obsessed.

Her new gallery boss Ryan comes into the picture and finds her intriguing. As he gets to know her he stumbles across her obsession. Despite being in a room filled with cutout and POP’s of her favorite idol Ryan hardly cares about it.

The two mak a great romantic comedy and it’s

ADR Sunday – Sweet Combat

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Luhan *former EXO member* is adorable in this drama.

Lu Han plays Ming Tian, a young teenager who is tasked with raising his brother and sister after their parents death. He gets accepted into an elite sports school where he learns about various sports.

He meets Fang Yu, a rude and snobbish female boxer. Fang Yu is also a conglomerate’s daughter.

Unfortnately for Ming Tian he is not much of a sports nut so he is placed under Fang Yu’s guidance to learn boxing.

Along with two other women, Ming Tian learns about fighting and the feelings towards Fang Yu become stronger.

The two are from two different worlds and need to work together to get Fang Yu’s father’s respect and approval.

Asian Drama Sunday (High Society)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Jang Yoon Ha is a chaebol (elite society) heiress who hides her identity as a socialite and works at a food store.

She wants to find her own man to love. A Man who isn’t going to marry her just because she is a rich heiress but because she is herself.

Enter Park Hyun Sik as her boss who was supposed to be her blind date at one point but instead falls for her co-worker and best friend.

Meanwhile, Jang Yoon Ha falls for Park Hyn Sik’s friend and subordinate. They start a rocky relationship and fight for their rights to marry who they choose.

I absolutely adored this show. You often wonder how often socialites feel like Jang Yoon Ha and want to find men who love them not because of money but because they actually truly love them.

Park Hyn Sik nearly had me in tears when he sat crying for days because his mother refused to let him see his love interest. The ending was quite hilarious though. I truly believe that tis show deserves the 5 star rating.

Asian Drama Sunday – You’re Beautiful

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The title of this Drama is You’re Beautiful or Fabulous Boys.

A.N.JELL’S lead singer Tai Jing’s voice needs a rest. New Vocalist Mei Nan ends up going to the states to fix a botched eye job.

Mei Nan’s agent decides to ask Gao Mei Nu, who is Mei Nan’s twin sister and a nun in training, to pose as her brother until he returns from his eye surgery.

She struggles to maintain a platonic brotherly relationship with the other members of the group, while maintaining her brother’s image.

Eventually though the lead singer starts to suspect something is up and each of the members starts to fall for the quirky temperamental female.

This drama is mostly a comedy. It mostly is dry comedy. I loved it to a point. I adore these shows where the girls dress up to be a man or boy just to be accepted only to in the end be discovered and the boys all have different reactions when they discover that the FMC is actually a girl.

Asian Drama Sunday

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Title: The Sword & Brocade

Chinese Drama

Ming Dynasty setting

Shi Yi Niang is a young woman from the Luo family. Born of a low ranking she is arranged to marry the Duke of Yonping, a general in the military.

Shi Yi Niang doesn’t believe that a woman should be dependent on a man. A woman should be able to do things for herself.

The Xu family dislikes her low status and underestimates her. Slowly as time goes on she proves herself as a woman of great integrity and awareness. Even the duke finds her ways charming.

Shi Yi Niang must face the challenges presented to her as a wife of the duke and as one of many concubines. Internal battles within the harem and outside problems are many. Yet she doesn’t lose her positive attitude or her charm.

Asian Drama Sunday

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Title: Bromance

This is a Taiwanese drama.

Sweet/action Filled

Pi Ya Nuo is a woman who s forced to live as a boy until she turns 25, due to a quacky fortune teller’s prediction.

One day while helping her friend sell food at his food stall. Di Zi Feng arrives and is ambushed by some roughians. She immediately goes to help him.

Di Si Feng is a triad leader and upon hearing about his brush with some hooligans his mother goes to thank the young boy who helped to save her son’s life, along with Di Zi Feng’s sister.

Di Zi Feng’s sister falls in love with Pi Ya Nuo and encourages her brother to hire him so they could develope feelings.

Only a secret keeps Pi Ya Nuo from going further.

This is a sweet and adorable romance with small action scenes.

Asian Drama Sunday

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Long Ballad

A young princess named Li Changge witnesses the death of her royal family at the hands of her uncle. She attempts to escape and is injured by a boy she had always considered a friend.

She is found along the river bank by a young man Ashile Sun(Lei Wu) who is a young prince of a grassland tribe. He heals her and they spend time together before parting.

Later Li Changge uses her expertise in military strategy to help a small city try and fend off an attack by the opposing army and is then taken hostage.

This was one of my top favorite show to watch. I love Dilraba Dilamut and Lei Wu.