Group Watch: What shall we watch next?

Thanks to those of you who expressed your interest in continuing with the group watches here on this site.

Like I recently announced, we will continue with the group watches, but with some tweaks.

Basically, we will have only one group watch at a time, instead of two, and we will decide via discussion, with me making a final decision, rather than via a poll.

Here’s our brainstorming post, so that we can discuss what we should watch next, as a community.

As promised, here are some initial ideas, feel free to let me know what you think, in the comments!

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Review: Shining For One Thing [China]

THE SHORT VERDICT:

Show might look like a typical high school story on the surface, but in reality, this works out to be a love story, and a pretty epic one, at that.

Less about time travel than its premise might suggest, Show is more about growing up, and learning to love both yourself and others.

And the epicness of the love story creeps up on you in the best way, so that one day, you’re just gobsmacked by how stirring that love story is, even though you didn’t see it coming.

Our leads Karlina Zhang and Qu Chu Xiao both do very well in their roles, but I have to confess that it was Qu Chu Xiao’s turn as shy steadfast boy Zhang Wansen, that really stole my heart in a big way.

More worthwhile than it might first appear.

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Early Access: Love Like The Galaxy Episodes 1-2, 3-4

Hi everyone!

Today, I thought I’d share my episode 1-2 and 3-4 notes on Love Like The Galaxy [China], because I’m happily lapping this one up, and I was wondering if you’d like to join me? 🤗

These are my episode 1-2 and 3-4 notes, exactly as they appear on Patreon, ie, without screenshots (I’m saving those for the actual review).

I hope you all enjoy, and I hope you’ll consider joining us over on Patreon, for the rest of the discussions! ❤️

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Open Thread: Autumn’s Concerto Episodes 31, 32, 33 & 34 [Final]

Welcome to the Open Thread, everyone! This is the final one! Thanks for watching this one with me, you guys. ❤️

And, I picked this screenshot to headline our post, because it’s one of Show’s iconic moments, brought full circle, now that we’ve gotten to the end. I thought that was a nice touch. 😃

SOME IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS, before we begin:

1. There will be NO SPOILER ZONE this week, because this is the final Open Thread for this show.

2. I will be putting up a brainstorming post next Saturday, 10 September, where we can discuss what show we’d like to watch together next.

Without further ado, here are my reactions to this set of episodes; have fun in the Open Thread, everyone! ❤️

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This Month On Patreon: September 2022

Hi everyone! Because it’s the 1st of September, it’s time for another This Month on Patreon post!

If you saw my recent Updates post, you’d know that I’ve overhauled my Patreon & blogging schedules – details below!

This is my monthly post on:

1. What’s happening on Patreon in a given month,

2. Exactly when you can expect to see various Patreon-related reviews in the month,

3. What shows I’m considering for coverage on Patreon, to replace shows that have completed their cycles, and

4. What you can expect, as a patron.

I hope you guys find this helpful &/or informative, and I hope you’ll consider supporting me on Patreon! ❤️

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Spoiler Zone: Autumn’s Concerto Episodes 28, 29 & 30

Welcome to the Spoiler Zone, everyone!

This is for those of you who want to discuss spoilers, from a “I’ve seen the show and WOW now I’m noticing all these other details in retrospect” sort of angle.

Here’s a Spoiler Zone for you to dig as deep as you’d like, into spoiler territory, WITHOUT the need for spoiler tags or other warnings.

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Open Thread: Autumn’s Concerto Episodes 28, 29 & 30

Welcome to the Open Thread, everyone! This is the second to last one!

I’ve got this shot of Xiao Le and Guang Xi headlining our post today, coz not only is it so precious and cute, it’s Xiao Le literally asking Guang Xi the most important, relevant question of all, which will carry us through to the finale next week.

SOME IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS, before we begin:

ZERO SPOILER POLICY

1. We will be adopting a ZERO SPOILER POLICY for this Open Thread, except for events that have happened in the show, up to this point.

The spoiler tags don’t work in email notifications, therefore, please take note that WE WILL NOT BE USING SPOILER TAGS FOR THIS OPEN THREAD. 

ANY AND ALL SPOILERS WILL BE REDACTED to protect first-time viewers in our midst (although, I’d appreciate it if you would save me the trouble of having to redact spoilers, heh 😅).

This includes, but is not limited to, how characters &/or relationships develop, later in the show.

We need to protect the innocent! 😉

SPOILER ZONE

2. HOWEVER!! If you’d like to discuss spoilers from a rewatcher’s point of view, I’ve created a SPOILER ZONE for you, where you can discuss all the spoilers you’d like, without the need for spoiler warnings. You can find it here!

Without further ado, here are my reactions to this set of episodes; have fun in the Open Thread, everyone! ❤️

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Update: The future of group watches and other changes

Hi everyone!

Thanks so much to those of you who took the time to let me know what you would like to see on the blog, going forward.

Aside from the results of the poll itself, I’ve also been paying close attention to the opinions and perspectives you guys shared in the comments.

Taking everything into account, it felt like an appropriate time to overhaul my entire blogging and Patreon approach and schedule, and today, I think it’s time to let y’all know what I have in mind. 😇

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Spoiler Zone: Autumn’s Concerto Episodes 25, 26 & 27

Welcome to the Spoiler Zone, everyone!

This is for those of you who want to discuss spoilers, from a “I’ve seen the show and WOW now I’m noticing all these other details in retrospect” sort of angle.

Here’s a Spoiler Zone for you to dig as deep as you’d like, into spoiler territory, WITHOUT the need for spoiler tags or other warnings.

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Open Thread: Autumn’s Concerto Episodes 25, 26 & 27

Welcome to the Open Thread, everyone! We’re kinda in an angsty stretch in our story, so this shot of Xiao Le really is one of the few bright spots, this set of episodes. Which is why it’s headlining our post today. ❤️

SOME IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS, before we begin:

ZERO SPOILER POLICY

1. We will be adopting a ZERO SPOILER POLICY for this Open Thread, except for events that have happened in the show, up to this point.

The spoiler tags don’t work in email notifications, therefore, please take note that WE WILL NOT BE USING SPOILER TAGS FOR THIS OPEN THREAD. 

ANY AND ALL SPOILERS WILL BE REDACTED to protect first-time viewers in our midst (although, I’d appreciate it if you would save me the trouble of having to redact spoilers, heh 😅).

This includes, but is not limited to, how characters &/or relationships develop, later in the show.

We need to protect the innocent! 😉

SPOILER ZONE

2. HOWEVER!! If you’d like to discuss spoilers from a rewatcher’s point of view, I’ve created a SPOILER ZONE for you, where you can discuss all the spoilers you’d like, without the need for spoiler warnings. You can find it here!

Without further ado, here are my reactions to this set of episodes; have fun in the Open Thread, everyone! ❤️

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