I haven’t written any reviews the past few days, and I’m nowhere near finished with Sidney’s route in Chouchou Jiken to write the summary for that, so I’m gonna ramble on about some TV shows instead today❤︎ Plus I’m still deciding whether I wanna do my ‘reasons why I’m sort of for anti posts on things’ post yet because I think I need to reword a few things lol
Anyway, I don’t feel like I watch a lot of shows these days. It kind of sucks because I remember keeping up with a heap back in the day, but I don’t really feel the pressure to stay up to date to avoid spoilers online anymore~ Or I’m just lazy.
First one on the list is Love O2O or One Smile is Very Alluring.
It’s a Chinese drama that’s been out for a while, and mixes both real life and video games. It’s light and fluffy, and a little ridiculous. The main character, Bei Weiwei, is adorable, certain of herself, and kind. She does have the annoying ability to be good at everything and also be loved by everyone (or almost everyone), but she’s so down to earth for about ninety nine percent of it so I can ignore the whole her seemingly lacking faults bit.
Xiao Nai is the male protagonist of the series, and he falls for Bei Weiwei when he sees her playing an online game at a net cafe. He takes note of her username, picks her up in game, and kind of stalks her in real life a bit (although some moments are actually pure coincidence). A little… a lot. Which, obviously, I don’t recommend doing ever, but yeah it happens quite a bit in this drama. Anyway, he’s a bit of a dork and his friends are too.
Speaking of friends, Bei Weiwei’s are fantastic and each episode I’ve watched so far has passed the Bechdel Test❤︎ Off memory anyway, because it’s been a while since I’ve watched as a character did something embarrassing and I had to take a break because of secondhand embarrassment (why do I do this???).
ignoring the stalking, this is a fun drama where the drama part of it isn’t really all that bad (so far anyway), and it has a variety of side characters who are pretty great. I’m nowhere near finished though, so who knows what I’ll think about this later lol
Next up is A Korean Odyssey which is currently on Netflix with new episodes coming each week.
I’ve only seen two episodes so far, but it’s not bad? I find it a little slow, to be honest, and the only character I actually like is the female protagonist Jin Sun-Mi. She has the ability to see spirits, ghosts, demons, etc, and has grown up trying to deal with that. When she was a child she, without knowing the consequences, released Son Oh-Gong from his imprisonment only to get her memory taken from her and his finding a loophole in their deal for him to protect her as a result. Years later, she comes across him again and she’s determined to make him keep his promise this time.
Son Oh-Gong is a jeeeerrrrrrkkkkkk. I mean, I like how snarky his relationship is with Jin Sun-Mi in the show, and their dynamic is fun, but oh my god he’s probably my least favourite character in the show (and that includes Woo Hwi-chul who is pretty blah himself imo).
Anyway, I’m hoping this drama does get better over the next couple of weeks because it does seem really interesting. It’s just I hate basically everyone.
I started Memorandum of Kyoko Okitegami last night and it’s great.
Kyoko is known as the Forgetful Private Detective because her memory resets every night while she’s sleeping, because of this she has to solve every case she receives within a day. She writes notes on her body to make sure she’s able to follow through on the important things, but still forgets everyone and everything she’s done once the day is over. She refuses to tell anyone where her memories end, and she’s extremely positive about it because every day brings a new surprise.
The male protagonist Yakusuke, on the other hand, is a complete downer. He feels like he’s been cursed with bad luck and he’s been fired from job and job because of it. In the first episode he’s accused of stealing, kidnapped, and accused (again) of stealing one million yen. In the second, he’s accused of murder. From what I’ve heard about the rest of the series it’s a running gag that Kyoko accuses him of every crime each episode? Hopefully they all stay interesting and it doesn’t get old.
The romance so far has been kind of minimal, particularly because Kyoko keeps forgetting Yakusuke, and I’m really really hoping that not a lot actually develops. It probably will though, but still! She forgets him every day, it’s just going to be super one-sided forever lol
Cardcaptor Sakura is back with Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card Hen!
It’s been years since the original series and the movies, and while the manga started up again in 2016 the new anime hadn’t started until this morning❤︎ My precious children are finally on screen again~~~ It was one of my favourite series as a kid and I’m so glad it’s a continuation rather than a reboot.
The characters have been aged up quite a bit since the original series. Sakura, Tomoyo, and Syaoran are now entering their first year of middle school (7th grade), and Touya is now attending university. They haven’t changed much though, and a lot of the instrumentals are ones either from or very similar to ones in the original series too. The opening theme was gorgeous, and the ending theme was really cute❤︎
I can’t wait to see all of Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card Hen animated. I say even though I haven’t gotten around to reading the manga yet, whoops, but I can’t wait to see all of my favourites have adventures again. All the new cards and outfits and cute moments, I’m in love.
So what’s everyone else been watching lately? Anything good?