Saturday, March 17, 2012

British Television Series

This is more a place for me to list down all the great Beeb series I loved to watch and would love to watch again. 

Chinese Film Recs

  • In the mood for love
  • Chungking Express
  • Ju Dou
  • Hero
  • Infernal Affairs
  • Hard Boiled
  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
  • House of Flying Daggers

Chinese Drama Recs

  • Mars (absolutely amazing - read the manga too!)
  • Meteor Garden (I do think this is better than Boys before flowers - it feels more 'real')
  • Silence
  • Devil beside you
  • It started with a kiss
  • Why Why Love

My Favorite Animation

Studio Ghibli / Miyazaki's
  • Spirited Away
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Princess Mononoke

  • Toy Story 2 
  • Finding Nemo
  • Bug's Life

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Lion King
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Frog Prince
  • Cinderella

  • Haibane Renmei
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Bleach

Korean Drama Recs (k-drama)

Updated: Oct 6th 2012
In no particular order (because I haven't time to list them by date or rank), these dramas I've watched and enjoyed. Some hold up to multiple viewing, others not so much - but all those listed are worth the watch once.

  • Arang and the Magistrate (still airing - highly recommended)
  • City Hunter
  • Answer Me 1997 
  • Secret Garden
  • The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince
  • My Name is Kim Samsoon 
  • Two Outs, Bottom of the 9th Inning
  • My Princess
  • Coffee House
  • What Happened in Bali
  • My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
  • You're Beautiful
  • Goong
  • Iris
  • 49 Days
  • Boys before flowers
  • Playful Kiss
  • My Little Bride

Why "without borders"

I enjoy romance - in every flavor available in written form or video (live action and animation). Comedy, angst, drama, period/historical, sports, sci-fi/fantasy, ... I enjoy all of it if there's a glimmer of romance to be found. And watching romance from different cultures and languages is liberating - you are free to make your own interpretations - the subtitles just act as a guideline.

This blog is to capture what I've liked and to share with other like-minded people funny, happy, enchanting, sappy, sweet and moving film, television and books from around the world....
Credit here to the amazing writers at televisionwithoutpity (in the days before Bravo), dramabeans, freezepopmorality, soompi, thundies prattle who gave me so many views and recommendations on what to watch and an insight into why it is what it is (i.e. american, korean and chinese drama and pop culture). And to viki, my soju, kimchi drama, vimeo and youtube channel owners who provide access to subtitled film and tv to the rest of the world.

Welcome to television without borders!