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  • October 2, 2019 SCARLET HEART Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    SCARLET HEART (Bu Bu Jing Xin / Startling by Each Step) was such a great show. Once I got sucked in, I could not stop. I really liked the concept of traveling back in time from modern day times to the historical Qing Dynasty era via an accident. Such a great plot and I’m now dying to read the novel which inspired it. There was some truly brilliant acting in this series. Everyone was so interesting and extremely well-casted. Unforgettable.

    Actress Lui Shi Shi a.k.a. Cecilia Liu was really great as the spunky modern heroine Ma'ertai Ruo Xi (Zhang Xiao) and her wit, charm and personality really brings her character to life. Even when I disagreed with some of her choices, I couldn’t help but love her and admire her strength and heart. She is just a character that one can relate with and feel for. Imperfect and sometimes reckless but lovable and well-meaning.

    4th Prince (Yinzhen) fascinated me from the very beginning, because he’s just that kinda guy, but I did not expect to LOVE LOVE him so much by the end. 4th Prince was so dynamic a character, cold and aloof yet somehow so very expressive; cunning and pragmatic, yet loyal and sincere. Such an intense character. Yes, 4th Prince slayed me. Nicky Wu is such an amazing actor. He rocks and was totally awesome in this role, completely captivating and compelling.

    The onscreen chemistry between Ruo Xi and 4th Prince was electric and yet so very tragic. (So sweet to learn the two actors married in real life. The love was visibly real. <3 ) An unforgettable pair, and a truly haunting tragic love...TEAM 4th PRINCE!!!!!!!!!!!

    Among my other favorite characters were 13th Prince (Yinxiang), 14th Prince (Yinti), 10th Prince (Yin’e), Emperor Kangxi and Eunuch Li. Many of the female characters were outstanding as well, such as Ma'ertai Ruolan, Lüwu, Gogoro Minghui, Gororo Mingyu, Princess Suwan Guwalgiya-Minmin, Qiao Hui and even Yutan. Even though there were a few characters I did not personally care for, I enjoyed how diverse and unique each character was. Not a single character felt 2D. In my book, that is great writing and character development. And although the plot is a bit slow at the start it really picks up. Scarlet Heart is so addictive. <3

    The whole series was very well done, beautiful sets, intriguing plot, gorgeous costumes, interesting historical portrayals, and amazing , heart-wrenching music. While there is comedy and heavy elements of romance, it is never as heavy as the drama, political intrigue and the ultimate tragedy. This show ripped out my my heart, and then fed it to me, multiple times. The ending, although haunting and moving was very painful. I sincerely loved it though... <3
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  • China TV Drama Theme Songs (2CD) (Malaysia Version)China TV Drama Theme Songs (2CD) (Malaysia Version)

    China TV Drama Theme Songs (2CD) (Malaysia Version)

    Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)
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    October 2, 2019 C DRAMA THEME SONGS Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    This was an excellent find and I’m very happy to own it. Everything sounds great and came in great shape. Wonderful songs. The only issue I had was some of the song information doesn't load properly and cannot be found online, when importing the cd to my computer. Not sure why. Otherwise I’m very happy with this purchase.
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  • Eternal Love Original TV Soundtrack (OST) (3CD)Eternal Love Original TV Soundtrack (OST) (3CD)

    Eternal Love Original TV Soundtrack (OST) (3CD)

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    October 2, 2019 ETERNAL LOVE OST Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    I recommend this to fans of the tv show Eternal Love. The music is amazing and memorable. I’m very happy to own this soundtrack. I love it. Beautiful set for beautiful music. Everything came in perfect condition and sounds great.
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  • July 13, 2019 ETERNAL LOVE Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    ETERNAL LOVE (San Sheng San Shi Shi Li Tao Hua / Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms) was an unexpectedly wonderful show, super entertaining plot and lovable characters. I was skeptical going into this one, fearing it to be another "too silly to believe" romance. However, it completely pulled me in. Everything was really well done. <3

    The character of Bai Quan played by the wonderful Yang Mi was perhaps one of the best female leads I have seen in a C-Drama yet. She is very loveable, feisty, witty and completely unique. I loved her character so much. Mark Chao was great in this series as well, but especially as the stoic, yet warm-hearted Ye Hua. I loved Bai Qian and Ye Hua and adored watching their love grow and their lives intertwine. They had such palpable chemistry. So adorable.

    The whole cast was great, honestly. Bai Fengjiu and Dong Hua were also very enjoyable. Li Jing, although broody and tormented, was also a very interesting character. I honestly wish there were more episodes, but even a second season. The costumes were dazzling, the setting breathtaking and the mythology was captivating. I fell in love with the world of Eternal Love, along with the majority of the cast.

    And the music! Fantastic. My only complaint, and it’s a pretty small one, was at some points the drama became almost melodrama, as if the emotions overshadowed the plot, slightly detracting from the suspense of impending doom. (Usually the melodrama had to do with Su Jin or Li Jing.)

    This show made me cry, and I don’t cry easily. But the ending was very satisfying, complete with HEA. Anyway, this was a very enjoyable, creative and dazzling show. If you’re into fantasy romance, and xianxia, give it a chance. Unforgettable.
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