The Past is Another Country: Someday One Day Episode 13

When I was in highschool in the 1990s, I used to have a Walkman. And on that Walkman I used to play tapes. It was only later – much later – that this turned into a Discman and eventually an iPod.

But for most of my formative adolescence, I used to play tapes. No matter how much my musical taste has changed and evolved over the years, I still have a nostalgic response to that music. But those tapes – like my youth – are gone.

This feeling – that of our complex yet nostalgia-soaked past triggered by the music of our past – is one that the Taiwanese drama¬†Someday or One Day so brilliantly encapsulates. And there’s a reason why the show harks back to the 1990s and why it uses tape. … More The Past is Another Country: Someday One Day Episode 13

Not a Well Intended Love

Chinese drama Well Intended Love was a massive hit in China last year, getting a rare second season pick up and being purchased by Netflix for worldwide distribution.

It’s also an awful apologia for domestic violence and should be avoided. … More Not a Well Intended Love