Is Sincerity Always Enough? Romantic Trends in Taiwanese dramas

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

Absolute Boyfriend: Falling in love outside your sexual orientation

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

Love Buffet: An application of Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of love*

I’m becoming a big fan of international shows. They offer a different and refreshing perspective on love and intimacy. Lately, I got into a string of Taiwanese dramas that got me thinking about the ways that we as Americans think about and express our romantic feelings. Taiwanese dramas have many things in common with American dramedies. Many of them have male and female leads who … Continue reading Love Buffet: An application of Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of love*

Case Study: Sailor Moon S

Hulu has Sailor Moon listed under shows that are LGBT friendly. Most people who watched the American version of the series in the 90s and early 2000s would probably be confused. How can a children’s series be so LGBT friendly? We just remember the Sailor Scouts kicking some serious butt. Indeed they did, and IT WAS AWESOME. However, what many people don’t know is that … Continue reading Case Study: Sailor Moon S