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Singapore Drama Review 大英雄

Hero (2016) 大英雄

Genre: Family, Romance, Neighborhood, Comedy

Enjoyment: 9/10  Pace: 8/10

starring Shaun Chen as Zhou Fada, Chen Hanwei as Ye Xiaoying, Jesseca Liu as Zhang Weixiong, Ian Fang as Zhang Weikang, Paige Chua as Ou Jinxuan, Andie Chen as Ou Jinguang, Bonnie Loo as Guan Meimei, He Yingying as Guan Meiyu, Sheila Sim as Fan Fangfang

This drama is so funny when it started, was laughing my head off. Fada is smart and appears out of nowhere many times, and he is often saying weird things or a lot of philosophical wise words. Jinguang’s hairstyle and how he talks so slowly is so funny. Weixiong’s brother, Weikang, is a good-for-nothing and his interaction with Meiyu is interesting, especially hilarious when he was splashed with pepper accidentally by Meiyu’s sister, Meimei. And more… Never seen such a comedy in Singapore dramas so far.

Watched this drama partially because of Shaun Chen and partially because my mother happened to switch on the television. Liked Fada’s character a lot in this drama and my sister also liked that character after watching even though she is not a Shaun Chen fan like me haha. You will know why if you watch it haha. It is surprising that the drama has a reflective voice in it and there are many questions the drama posed like “what you want to do if there is only one thing left you can do”, and “will you still do something if what you do now will affect what you are tomorrow”.

I thought Jinguang will end up with Fangfang, so unexpected who he ends up with hahaha. (Shall not give any spoiler). Other special mentions to Bonnie Loo and Paige Chua, Pan Ling Ling who acted well in the drama. Moved by how Pan Ling Ling’s character and his husband are so loyal towards each other even though they are poor. Their trust towards each other is just so heartwarming. No matter how her mother-in-law tries to frame her, her husband still believes in her totally. And it is funny how her mother-in-law totally “slap her own face” when she opposes to her granddaughter, Weixiong, marrying seemingly poor Fada and Pan Ling Ling’s character says that it is fine since her husband (the mother-in-law’s son) is poor but good. Bonnie acted well as the naive and silly girl but her love story with the rich guy didn’t pull off well.

Wanted to dismiss this drama at first since the trailer is not attractive beside Andie Chen saying that the audience is his hero haha… But it turned out well at least until it suddenly had a plot twist which threw me off and almost made me drop it. That is after Fada leaves to use his talent in stock investing and comes back to find people in the neighborhood behaving completely differently. I skipped some episodes here and there, especially towards the end, including the part when Fangfang is betrayed by her boyfriend.

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*As I accidentally deleted most of my Singapore Drama posts, I will be posting some of them again but it will be exactly the same as the past posts (unless I have the free time to add more stuff haha).

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Long Series Kdrama Review The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop

The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop (2016) 月桂的紳士西裝店

Episodes: 54

starring Lee Dong Gun as Lee Dong Jin, Jo Yoon Hee as Na Yun Shil, Shin Goo as Lee Man Sool, Cha In Pyo as Bae Sam Do, Choi Won Young as Sung Tae Pyung, Hyun Woo as Kang Tae Yang, Oh Hyun Kyung as Lee Dong Sook, Lee Se Young as Min Hyo Won 

Doing this based on memory.

I remember the interaction between Dong Jin and Yun Shil as funny. At the start, Yun Shil mistakes him as someone else which causes misunderstandings. I still remember one time Dong Jin happens to chance upon her at her mother-in-law’s farm and he slips and falls and spoils some fruits. They are quite sweet and awkward later on haha. Yun Shil’s husband or husband-to-be is a gangster that was arrested during the wedding if I am not wrong. Yun Shil’s husband-to-be helped her pay off her debt which is a big sum of money so she is grateful and marries him to repay him. He later threatens to harm them if she gets together with Dong Jin. Dong Jin’s mother is also against them being together since she feels that Dong Jin deserves more and his ex-wife is quite rich. She is also worried for Dong Jin’s safety. I feel that his ex-wife is quite foolish to divorce him because he resigns from the big company haha.

It is funny how the couple who runs the fried chicken business always suspects each other is cheating on him/her. The husband is often looked at for his good looks and muscles which leads to the wife often arguing and fighting with female customers. While it seems like the husband is what most woman wants, he is actually being cheated easily and is in debt for being a guarantor for his friend. They often take turns to suspect each other is going out with someone.

There is also another couple. Dong Sook opens a small comic cafe and is a fan of a once famous singer. At first, the top star looks down on her but ends up liking her later. Although once famous for singing rock, he is now earning a living singing other songs such as slow songs, folk music, and singing in front of shops to attract customers. If I didnt remember wrongly, Dong Sook even sells her cafe to help him produce a new music album but he ends up getting cheated. My mother feels that he should just give up on singing rock and earn money through other means but I dont think so. He can earn money using other means but should not give up on what he wants to do at the same time.

There is another young couple, Tae Yang and Hyo Won. The actor that acts as Tae Yang looks good-looking at first sight but not so after some time haha. Tae Yang is Yun Shil’s good friend. He is poor and likes someone but his love was unrequited and the person doesnt reject him until some time later. Then, he meets Hyo Won who is bubbly and cheerful and likes him first. If I didnt remember wrongly, she buys him meals just to stare at him haha. They are quite cute together. It is funny how he promises Hyo Won’s mum that he wont like Hyo Won. It is interesting to watch how Hyo Won’s mum accepts him even though she doesnt want to later on. He somehow meets the needs of Hyo Won’s mum haha. Liked how Tae Yang and Yun Shil support each other emotionally.

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