Two men with different ideals and ethics, fearless yet unhindered, surrounded by distrust and corruption; what happens when they work together in the pursuit of justice?
A short film that was not-so-short, but caught my attention, nonetheless.
We were having a group discussion to choose the next topic for our “Sunday Bite”, when Mychelle Love suggested that we should do a feature on “Our Favorite BL Actors”.
If anyone is familiar with the phrase “Alla Famiglia” made famous from the movie “MOONSTRUCK”, this is its Vietnamese counterpart. It is all about family and trying to fit in.
While Sismance or Girls’ Love dramas (as they are infamously known) aren’t as popular as their BL genre, they have their own niche audience.
This show focuses on Qiu Zi Xuan (Zach Lu), a very smart, athletic superstar and Xia Yu Hao (Fandy Fan) a rough, tough, poor student and how they became a couple. Honestly, this was not one of my favorites. Sorry, you can draw your own conclusion. I loved all the dramas in the HIStory franchise, just not this one.
I don’t know how to review this series.
They wanted to speak, but could not; tears stood in their eyes. They were both pale and thin; but those sick pale faces were bright with the dawn of a new future, of a full resurrection into a new life. They were renewed by love; the heart of each held infinite sources of life for the heart of the other.
~Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime & Punishment
“The liberal idea of tolerance is more and more a kind of intolerance. What it means is ‘Leave me alone; don’t harass me; I’m intolerant towards your over-proximity”- Slavoj Žižek
“I think the human heart is similar to these guitar strings. When the pain is too much to bear, it’d feel like a certain string laid across your chest is about to snap. Sometimes, it’d really snap, and you’d think it can never be fixed again. But if there’s someone who can replace the string for him like this, it may also fix the broken string in his heart.”
~Ritsuka Uenoyama, Given