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Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #428

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Anne: Welcome to an additional RAWR focusing on the short-short dramas that I have enjoyed this past year. With the way my work schedule has been, these dramas became one of my favorite things to watch. They are usually only 3 to 12 minutes long, usually only about 24 episodes, and quite a few have interesting twists to the usual genre of the longer dramas. Now, into this categories, I'm also adding in the BL dramas, but I'm limiting it to the Taiwanese, Korean, and Chinese ones, which can be anywhere between 10 to 30 minutes. The Thai based ones are usually much longer, sometimes up to 45 or 60 minutes, and I normally don't watch too many of those (and most of the times I'm watching for the skin-ship more than the plot πŸ˜‰). So here are some of the more noteworthy short dramas this year.  BL shorts For our first category, I've selected two, one from Taiwan and one from Korea. I've written about both of these in earlier posts. So if anyone has missed the earlier

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #427

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Anne: Hello everyone! It is Tuesday again and I am officially on my vacation. Well...sort of. I swear my vacations have become days when I'm allowed to miss most meetings, but still have to do work stuff. At least I get to sleep late. And in the meantime, the entire state of Texas is seriously hoping that we don't lose power again like LAST year in the next week due to the "cold front" that will drop us down to snow-capable temperatures. Do we really expect anyone to have actually winterize the power grid?  Since it is the last two weeks of the year, and since I have a bit of time these days, I'm thinking of continuing the tradition of doing a year end review. Now...this year's pickings are pretty slim...and my horrible memory might make this an interesting exercise. But, I will see what I can come up with for the last two weeks of the year. For this week, I've been jumping around a lot from show to show. I just cannot seem to focus or something. I'm i

Rants and Weekly Raves (RAWR) #426

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Anne: It is nearly the end of the year!! I am looking forward to the two weeks, somewhat, vacation that is at the end of December. The funny thing is I'm actually off 3 days before the 6 year old. Am I just a little bit of a bad mommy to be looking forward to 3 days of ALONE time with no work....he he he... My heart is giggling in delight.  I am also looking forward to taking him to school in the morning since I don't have to catch the 8am meetings.  While I did spent the last two weeks watching a lot of shows, most of them were crime reports on Netflix. Let's take a look at what shows I've watched and whether anything caught anyone else's fancy. New Life Begins This continues to delight me every episode. Here in episode 22, Yin An, who came to the realization of how annoying and condescending he treated his women, was finally able to "hear" their inner conversations that their facial expressions were conveying. In this realization, he was also able to &qu