Let me just preface this by saying this is likely the last recap I will be doing for Fondant Garden. While Fondant Garden may be cute and sweet for some people, I have found myself increasingly unable to stomach Fondant Garden’s various antics and plot points. Luckily, we saw some much needed character development in this episode, in particular with Xi Huan, but I feel like there’s still a long ways to go before Xi Huan becomes a sympathetic male lead whom I care about. Continue reading
With the lack of Mi En-Han Xiang interactions in this episode, I found myself gritting my teeth to power myself through the episode. While this drama is still as saccharine as always, at a certain point, your sweet tooth turns into a cavity & tooth ache that leaves you wanting something different. Continue reading
Despite my initial apprehensions, I’ve actually found myself liking Fondant Garden, and its sugary sweetness, more and more as I continue to watch it. The characters grow on you, and now that we’re past the first initial plot maneuvering, the writing has settled down a bit, into a slightly more realistic territory. Of course, the shining grace still remains the songs and Kingone & Jian Man Shu’s interactions. Continue reading
Fondant Garden is a new drama that premiered on CTV last week, and will be airing in the Friday night time slot. It’s main purpose seems to be as a custom made acting vehicle for SS501 member Park Jung Min, who I as far as I can see, has no real acting credits (except cameos, usually of himself) to his name. In fact, the writer has specifically crafted the main character as a chaebol, of Taiwanese descent, living in Korea to allow him to speak in Korean for parts of the first few episodes. However, given these qualifications, the drama has actually been surprisingly decent, though nothing spectacular. To be honest, I decided to give this a chance because Mrs. Koala’s raved about it on her blog, but I unfortunately did not find it to be as delightful as she did. Nevertheless, it is, true to its name, light and frothy fun, filled with harmlessly cute characters and overused cliches. Continue reading
Rainie Yang’s new drama, Love You (醉後決定愛上你), premiered today on TTV. Since I’ve been craving a traditional Taiwanese idol drama for a while (Sunny Happiness doesn’t count, it had more mainland China influences) and the past few months have had a real drought in such dramas, I was actually pretty excited to watch to this drama. And in honor of that, I’ll be doing my first recap ever!
So for the basic plot overview: Lin Xiao Ru (Rainie Yang) is dating a pilot Ren Yi Xiang (Kingone Wang), and is expecting a proposal from him in Vegas, while Song Jie Xiu (Joseph Chang) is dating a model/celebrity Tang Ai Wei (Tiffany Xu) whom he proposes to. Unfortunately both of them end up getting rejected, so in their sadness, they get drunk, and you know what happens when you get drunk in a drama! Yes, you either sleep together or get married. In this case, they get married! And hijincks ensue.