You can begin to understand how television serials from your childhood can influence you in the present… when you’ve seen Digimon. Digimon is exactly the kind of anime series that can bring tons of laughter, excitement, and joy – you can be 8 or 18 or 28 and still be drawn to the series. The plot leaves you in suspense and the adventures are engaging to follow along. Just have a look at that Digimon logo! It can bring a wave of nostalgia (or you’re like pssh Pokemon was way better). One thing we can all appreciate, however, is how the whole concept of Digimon reflected Japan’s rapid technological developments during the 80s and 90s, which makes it an important series in addition to its entertainment value.
Facts to Know:
- Fox Kids was a Saturday morning and weekday afternoon programming block that aired from 1990 to 2002 on FOX. (television tropes & idioms) For the record, I saw the English dubbed Digimon (loved it!!!) The dubbers were so good at it.
- Digimon aired in 1999, then came Digimon Adventure 2, Digimon Tamers.
- Digivolution is a process used by Digimon; monsters that inhabit a parallel universe called the Digital World that spawned from Earth’s telecommunications network. Through Digivolution, a Digimon can develop into a more powerful being. (Digimon Wiki)
…hands down. If you wondered to my Currently Watching list, you’ll probably know that I have been busying it up catching all sorts of asian TV dramas lately. That, and preparing all sorts of awesome fashion/hair posts for my style blog. And biking to faraway locations, trying to get fit for summer.
So there’s this one guy who is probably now my favorite character out of Fashionable Female Editor. His name is ‘Tao Mi” (notice the chinglish pronounciation, it’s actually supposed to be Tommy haha) and he’s this super spicy male fashion stylist for a new magazine startup company in the story. I love this character for his multidimensional role (yep, you read that right. he’s a small character, but I love that his character gets fleshed out throughout the show). I also love that he acts like an older brother to female lead, Cheng Xin (played by Yin Tao) and lends her a helping hand when she needs it the most. I was planning to drop this series because the first few episodes weren’t all that exciting, but then BAM, episode 10 happened. Read on below for more pictures of the boy and information about this drama…
Update: I just found this super awesome post on 10 Things to Expect in a Historical Drama! If you’ve never seen historical tv series or want a little bit of humor to your day, make sure to check this out.
TO start off this post…I swear, some actors just look hotter in a bathrobe and a top-bun (aka in dynasty costumes). Tang and Qing dynasty stories are the norm for drama-making material, because the Chinese are proud of their rich dynasty lifestyles. China makes a LOT of these kinds of shows. Unfortunately these are not as talked about as say, Korean idol dramas (and sageuks, which are like the Korean version of these ancient time period series), so that’s what this post is here for! Lo and behold, here are a few of my favorite characters from historical dramas (thanks to these actors who rock their period garments).
1) Luo Jin as Emperor Liu Ying
Luo Jin’s screen presence can be talked about in two words: engaging and commanding. From his first mystery-shrouded appearance with the mask, I knew he was the one to watch for in big-budgeted 2010 drama, Schemes of a Beauty. Read More…