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Singapore Web Drama Review True Lies 大话精 and Singapore Drama Review Hello From the Other Side 阴错阳差

It is some time since I wrote a review for Singapore Dramas haha. I dont like crime and legal dramas and the trailers of Singapore Dramas nowadays dont attract me haha.

starring Rui En 瑞恩 as Ru Yin, Shaun Chen 陈泓宇 as Jun Yang, Chen Han Wei 陈汉玮 as CEO of underworld, Ann Kok 郭舒贤 as Meng Jiao, Nick Teo 张钧淯, James Seah 谢宏辉, Hong Hui Fang 洪慧芳, Wang Yuqing 王昱青, Brandon Wong 黄炯耀, Chen Tian Wen 陈天文, Li Wen Hai 李文海, Ben Yeo 杨志龙, Ryan Lian 廖永谊

Hello from the other side has some nice fantasy but there is a lack of plot development and tension after some time. Liked how they link the underworld to Earth. The servants made up of paper are funny but frightening haha. Liked how the houses are built in the underworld, they just rise from the ground immediately haha. Liked the sad scenes. The theme song perfectly suits the drama haha! Liked the development of relationship between Jun Yang and Ru Yin. It was fun watching them bickering. Liked the relationship between Meng Jiao and CEO of underworld. I guess I wont write a long review for this drama since I dropped it after the two messengers escape to Earth and possess two people’s bodies. I dont want to live in that underworld after I die, dont want to have anything to do with money haha. I guess the thing worth anticipating to me is the ending as Jun Yang is dead but Ru Yin was accidentally taken down to the underworld.

starring Ma Ang 马昂 as Aidan, Julie Tan 陈欣淇 as Nadia, Ian Fang as De Hua, Apple Chan 陈芷尤 as Mei Qi, Jalyn Han 韩雪卿

Happened to see this drama on television and decided to peek into it. Scanned through this drama.

Liked the fantasy! For example, how the lies can come true, how the liar with the power cant be killed. Of course, the special power has a side effect which is the liar will lose something precious to him/her with each lie. However, I dont really like the plot overall. The only parts I liked are the episodes where Aidan suddenly has a daughter due to his lie, the episodes where De Hua saves Mei Qi and Mei Qi saves him in return, and the last episode. My most favourite part of this drama is where Aidan realises his existence is actually part of someone’s lie and he chooses to disappear to change Nadia’s life (sry for the spoiler). This part adds a deeper meaning to the drama. Found De Hua foolish as he still wants Mei Qi to come back to him after she scammed him. But I guess it shows unconditional love. Happy that they still can have a good ending. Found the actor who acted as Aidan good-looking but the last scene spoilt his looks haha.

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Singapore Drama Review The Dream Job 绝世好工

The Dream Job (2016) 绝世好工

Genre: Family, Revenge, Romance, Business

Enjoyment: 10/10  Pace: 8.5/10

starring Hugo Ng as Zhang Qingdong, Shaun Chen as Zhang Junfeng, Jeanette Aw as Cheng Huishan, Rebecca Lim as Jiang Xinya, Zhang Zhenhuan as Zhang Lixing, Ian Fang as Lin Zijie, Sheila Sim as Yiqing, Bonnie as Xinya’s sister, Hong Ling as Xiaoxue

Greatly enjoyed the plot of using the offer of dream jobs to reunite with his children. Enjoyed how Hugo Ng acted as the father who is trying to make up for the time he did not manage to have to personally raise his children. His character is fun-loving and good at coming up with weird ideas or solutions. I wonder if he is a good father or not due to his womanising behaviour but at the same time there are the heartwarming scenes where he consoles or guides his children and hope for the best for each of them. It was fun to watch the selection process, especially the shocking (but funny) attack on Qingdong which aims to observe the participants’ reaction in times of danger if they are working for Qingdong. Even Junfeng is shocked by the sudden situation.

The children are very different in the way they behave which makes the process of them living together and working with each other more interesting to watch. Huishan is good at finance and capable in managing projects but she can be too stubborn and suspicious. Zijie is a carefree and creative person who likes to act and good at sweet-talking but he does not have much plan for the future and is overconfident. Lixing who spends the most time with their father is actually an adoptive child who thinks for his father and accepts the three people who are chosen by his father without a second thought. Xinya, although considered the outsider due to not having any blood relations to Qingdong, is well-liked by Qingdong for her compassion and her ability to nurse him. It is funny how their job scope includes being present on family day, going for morning exercises and even playing frisbee with Qingdong in the park. I laughed at how Huishan and Zijie do not like to be under the sun and overly prepare themselves with sunglasses and fans.

Felt heartbreaking at the touching scene when Junfeng finally gets to confront his father and let out all his hatred, sufferings and nightmares he endured without a father around. Shaun Chen portrays his character’s emotions well as well as how his character has two-sided: one with an ulterior motive and the side of kindness which is suppressed but sometimes unintentionally leaks out. Junfeng’s character of being observant and clever at manipulating people to suit his revenge plan adds more suspense and thrill to the family drama. I guess we should treasure family relationships when we can but would I be able to forgive family members if they make me go through so much hardships?

Enjoyed the development of relationship between Junfeng and Xinya. At first, I disliked how Xinya is willing to do anything for money but as the drama goes, her dedication to improve her sister’s health condition and her comfort provided when Junfeng needs it changes how I think about her. I also looked forward to scenes with Xinya’s sister, Xinling, and liked her growth as she changes from a despair person due to her handicap to a optimistic person who is eager to be able to walk again. It is nice to watch how she tries to match-make Junfeng and Xinya, and her excitement to have Junfeng as her brother-in-law.

Watched this drama due to Shaun Chen haha and of course the unusual plot of offering people with “dream jobs”. However, I felt that this drama is a bit slow in its pace towards the end. The crying scenes by Rebecca Lim and Shaun Chen could have looked better and more natural at the scene where Junfeng’s grandmother passed away haha. Special mentions to Sheila Sim and Hong Ling who acted well in this drama too even though I didnt write about them in this review. The ending rounded up the drama neatly and the children have a partner each. It is hilarious (but in a way acceptable) how they attempted to tie the ending to the start by making Junfeng give Xinya a dream job to become his wife. (I shall not give anymore spoilers haha.) Enjoyed it very much and was a bit sad to see it end.

The dream job theme song

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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).