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Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #365

Anne: This week has been a very slow drama week for me. Mostly due to work. I spent a lot of time editing protocols and trying to streamline validation so that each person don't have like 150 samples and won't have to stay like 12 hours in lab. So this week's post will be very short, limited to the one show that I did finish. Hopefully, other readers were able to catch some interesting dramas that seems to be pouring out of production companies lately. I do wonder how much stock they have on the shelves. One of these days, someone should just buy the entire lot and start airing the ones that never made it on to the screen. Before we get started on the one show I finished, I have one little, little, tiny rant. What in the world is going with Chinese drama depiction of overseas research?! Is this some kind of coordinated propaganda? Why does every single scientific related show recently starts with some wacko western lab trying to "prevent" their Chinese researcher

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #364

Anne: Another week goes by and I think I need more sleep. And good gracious how many dramas aired last week? I didn't even have time to take a peek at most of them. I haven't watched the rest of Forever and Ever  so we will leave these two love birds for discussion next week. The Founder of Diabolism -- Final Season If anyone has been watching the anime The Founder of illustrated one of the MOST highly anticipated scene, the slightly funny, oddly romantic, and earth shattering moment when Wang Ji bounded Wei Wu Xian's hands with his hand band and proceeded to show him off to the youngsters.  As most of you know...the ONLY person who didn't understand the meaning of this was the one being bound. Even the kids knew what was going on. Lan SiZhui wisely blocked the truth from spilling out...with that famous piece of chick leg. The other interesting thing is that Wei Wu Xian did realize what the head band really meant. I never liked how they did this in the dr

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #363

Anne: Another week passes and more work has piled on. How is this even possible?! My weekend pretty much was spent sleeping and keeping my five year old entertained. We do a lot of these projects. And we have completed each of these more than 6 times. Although, truth to tell, I do most of the work; he just help picks out the packets and stir. I have to say that I have gotten pretty good with these things. Now that I have demonstrated my obvious artistic skills...let's get on with a bit of discussion on the shows that I managed to watch this week. (Update: Have anyone ever met a more dramatic 5 year old? He had one little band-aid on his thigh where he got his shot. He screamed bloody murder when I tried to pull it off in the bath. With half the band-aid barely hanging on, he's "limping" because each step hurt.) One and Only I cannot believe that I managed to watch the last 3 episodes, with only minimal FF. I was cringing the entire time. I guess the writer (of the boo

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #362

Anne: This weekend I decided to "get back into my youth" by taking up inline skating again as a way to help my son be more interested in biking. Yes, I know this doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but it did when I was standing in Target, looking at bike PPEs for the little one. What I have concluded after 20 minutes on those skates were...That was one supremely IDIOTIC idea. I am still amazed that I only ended up with some scraped elbows, a sore knee, and a sore neck. Seriously, if I go missing on this blog, it's probably because I'm in the hospital with a concussion, or broken wrist/arm. While I'm still mostly intact, let's get to discussing the 3 shows I managed to watch this week. One and Only Yes, I succumbed and started this drama. I can't help it, it has both Bai Lu  and Allen Ren, whom I still think oozes sex appeal in costume. It's not an easy feat with all those layers of clothing! Also, the sequel Forever and Ever started airing this wee