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Proud of Love – Episode 1 to 5 Review

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Surprise !!! I’ve decided to write a short review. Although I complained about the drama, nonetheless it is still entertaining enough for me to write about it. The drama is rather well-received online in Youku with about 100 millions of click rate in the first week of broadcast and after 10 episodes. Viki has not started to sub it but the Viet subs are out. The raw is also doing fairly well in Youtube because many are watching it for the BL (Boy Love) content. Haha, I don’t know whether this is a good or bad thing. Anyway forget about the novel, just enjoy the drama by itself, then you won’t be disappointed.

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Don’t be So Proud (别那么骄傲) – Chapter 4.4

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I want to complain about the drama adaptation. It is 98% different from the novel, the only similarities are the name of the characters and the soul swapping plot. Hence book fans have been crying out loud to the author in weibo for destroying their Zhou Zhou, Xi Xi and Tang Tang. The author explained that because of the plot, it cannot be shown on tv so  budget is limited. Therefore they can’t afford to hire well-known cast. It is understandable but what I can’t and neither can the author understand is why they’ve changed the story so dramatically until you can’t even recognise a dialogue from the novel. This is the downside of the author not being the scriptwriter. I’ve written somewhere that the scriptwriters hate the authors so they’ll always change the novel beyond recognition.

If you are not crazy about the novel and watch the drama as a stand alone, then it is pretty entertaining albeit a bit lame and silly. It is quite well-received with more than 70 million clicks after 4 days of broadcast. You can enjoy a few laughs and feel happy if you can tolerate slapstick and outdated style. It is something like a Taiwanese idol drama. Be warned that it may turn melodramatic later as with most Taiwanese drama. There is a lot more bromance in the drama compared to the novel. Lastly, the cast is bearable. In fact, I find Stone Tong kind of cute lol. He looks rather dashing in his black trench coat. Moreover he sang the theme song with Cyndi Wang. The author wrote even if she has to eat heart attack medicine, she’ll continue to watch and support the drama & I’ll be eating the medicine with her🙂 If you are interested to watch it raw, you can do so on Youtube. If you need subs, then go to viki.

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Stewed Squid with Honey (蜜汁炖鱿鱼) — Chapter 29

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Thank you to everyone for the birthday well wishes, and to Bongsd and Peanuts for the lovely banner.❤

The date stamp on this post technically is one day past my birthday, but here where I am, I still have a few hours left of celebrating. So, after the comment that this romance has only been giving breadcrumbs to the readers, today, you’re going to get an entire cake. Trust me. You have my permission to squeal or giggle with me because… finally! ;) (Actually, I didn’t plan it this way, but it sure was nice to post this chapter on my bday.)

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