Oh Taiwanese dramas! Though your dramas are some of my favorites of all time I feel that I’ve sadly neglected you over the course of 2013. Therefore in 2014, one of my goals is to watch more Taiwanese dramas. For those of you who haven’t seen a Taiwanese drama before, they tend to be a bit longer, and veer a bit more to the extreme. Though at times the off the wall comedy can get annoying if that’s not your thing, these dramas also tend to be the smexiest of the lot! And I like that they tackle topics that are usually more taboo in Korean dramas for example.
If you’re new to this genre, I can think of a lot of great dramas but like dessert sometimes you got to work your way there to appreciate it fully. (Also sometimes the best dramas overshadow the other good dramas and can ruin the whole lot!) Though I may be wrong, this week’s list I think holds a few that might be some great appetizers on your way to becoming a Taiwanese drama fan.
* Note: If you are already a Taiwanese drama fan, here are a few to add to your list! *
There are several mentions in this week’s list that I’m really intrigued by. The first is Marry or Not. For those of you who don’t know Xiu Xie Kai, he’s a fantastic actor who’s been in the business for quite a while and you can see his face in some of the best Taiwanese dramas including Mars and They Kiss Again.
I also am really interested in Chocolat and put it in the number one position because frankly, for new Taiwanese drama watchers I think that this one could have the most appeal. 13 episodes for a drama is actually short and totally watchable for almost any Asian drama fan. Also it’s bound to have a lot of young attractive guys that can kick butt and also make awesome breads and desserts! The only really negative thing I can foresee is that there’s bound to be some bad voiceovers with a Japanese actress, but she’s Japanese and therefore I think that is excusable.
Lastly, I think In a Good Way could be really great. I’m totally into the whole throwback dramas that have been popular recently. Also from the trailer and pictures that I’ve seen it looks to be a really nice and friendly romance with cute fluffy Pomeranian puppies! ^^
So what do you guys think about these dramas? What are you currently watching that you really love?