Love (2012)

poster-love-post

Love (2012)

I just finished watching Love 2012, a movie that was a joint Chinese/Taiwanese production and aired in 2012. The movie was an ensemble piece, which starred Mark Chao as Mark Na, Vicki Zhao Wei as Jin Xiao Ye, Amber Kuo as Lu Xiao Ni, Ivy Chen as Li Yi Jia, Eddie Peng as Ah Kai, Shu Qi as Zoe Fang, Doze Niu as Lu Ping and Ethan Ruan as Li Xiao Kuan.

There were 3 intertwining stories, with links between the different parts; some links were a bit more tenuous than others. The scenes of the movies flowed from one story to the other as we moved along in these characters’ lives. Each story was about finding love, losing love or reconnecting with an old love, and really about how everyone, from the youngest to the oldest character, is just looking for love in life to make things a little bit sweeter.

mark ye jin Continue reading

Advertisements

Back in Time: Long Time No See

7bfee7d5b8a25ac83ad267acd1f313c055b89902

Back in Time: Long Time No See

CREDIT FOR ALL PICTURES GO TO THEIR UPLOADERS.

Back in Time: Long Time No See (Cong Cong Na Nian: Hao Jiu Bu Jian) is a Chinese webdrama that aired in late 2015 – early 2016. The drama is a sequel to season 1 titled Back in Time, but you do not have to watch season 1 to understand what is going on in season 2.  Season 1 was based on a novel, so I’m assuming that season 2 must be based on the continuation of that same novel. It is really hard to find any information in detail (in English) about this drama, since it wasn’t as popular as the first season.Season 2 continues where Season 1 left off, showing us how this group of friends untangle their twisted relationships, all the while working towards their career goals and became contributing adults in society.

BiT: Long Time No See, Season 2 stars Vin Zhang as Qiao Ran, Molly Wang as Fang Hui and Jin Kim as Chen Xun. This trio makes up our central triangle. The drama also stars Yu Yilia as Chen Xiao Tong, Chen Xun’s fiance, Sui Yong Liang as Zeng Wen Hui, the third man in love with Fang Hui, and Li Chuan (as Zhao Ye) and You Una (as Lin Jia Mo) as the other two friends in this circle of 5.

Season 1 introduced us to Chen Xun, Qiao Ran and Zhao Ye, who have been friends since they were in elementary school. They meet two girls Fang Hui and Jia Mo in what I assume is high school, although the subtitles kept referring to it as middle school. Zhao Ye and Jia Mo ultimately pair up and are together in Season 2 without much drama. In high school, Chen Xun confesses to Fang Hui, and she accepts him. Qiao Ran backs off, even though he has been in love with Fang Hui the entire time and was the first one to reach out to her in friendship when others (including Chen Xun) were bullying her. Chen Xun and Fang Hui are happily in love together, so much so that Chen Xun skips a 13 point question just so he can go to the same university as Fang Hui. At university, Chen Xun meets and falls in “love” with Xiao Tong, and Fang Hui catches the two together as they are passionately making out. Fang Hui and Chen Xun break up, and Fang Hui sleeps with another student in retaliation, her theory being if Chen Xun can do it, why can’t she? Fang Hui becomes pregnant from that one night stand, and goes for an abortion with the support of her friends. Then one day, Fang Hui disappears, leaving everyone and everything behind. The End. Continue reading