I want to talk to you today about two conflicting yet linked concepts in Taiwanese romance shows: sincerity and competition. Now you may be asking yourselves, what do these two things have in common? Well, before talking about their similarities, let me first define them. Let’s start with concept #1: sincerity. After watching countless US shows and many Taiwanese dramas, I’ve noticed a distinct feature … Continue reading Is Sincerity Always Enough? Romantic Trends in Taiwanese dramas
So, this is Part 3 of my international show review. As I mentioned before, I’ve gotten into an interesting habit lately of watching Asian dramas (To view my other articles, click here and here). Now I know it may seem a bit random, but my thirst for TV shows has led me overseas. Quite frankly, I was suffering from the mid-season hiatus and I wanted … Continue reading Absolute Boyfriend: Falling in love outside your sexual orientation
When it comes to kid’s shows, Disney and Nickelodeon dominate the stage. These two networks together have produced some of the most memorable and greatest children’s shows of all time. Even though they are both in the children’s market, they are in many ways very different from one another. One of the most notable ways is in their depiction of romance and dating. From Nickelodeon, … Continue reading Disney vs. Nickelodeon: The Kissing Rule
I’ll make this short and sweet. On Jan 31st, Fox premiered its production of Grease Live! It featured a brand new cast and guest musical performances. While I won’t get into specifics about the show, I do want to highlight 2 major changes from the original movie that were memorable. First of all, there were more interracial couples and characters of color this time than … Continue reading Case Study: Grease Live!