星光下的童話 Because Of You

I’ve been watching a lot of Taiwanese (idol) dramas at the moment, as you know I’ve mentions Autumn’s Concerto. I really enjoyed watching the first half of that drama, made me cry buckets!!! Then it kind of went downhill.

I’m going to start off with 星光下的童話 Because Of You also known as Fairytale Under the Starlight. It is CTS’ (a television channel) entrant for the sunday 10pm slot, the battle between Idol dramas.

Unfortunately 星光下的童話 isn’t doing too well in the battle with ratings averaging 0.57 for the first 6 episodes aired so far. I’m actually quite surprised as it’s not a bad watch, maybe it’s because there aren’t many ‘idols’ or well-known ones in the drama. Well the only one of the leads I know is 陳楚河 Baron Chen, ok I kind of know 賴雅妍 Megan Lai as well but that’s kind of it.

The plot it self so far doesn’t seem so bad, maybe because it’s still quite slow? I mean in these six episodes all that has kind of happened is that  a big superstar/idol stole the girlfriend (upcoming singer) of a stunt double (Baron Chen, and that stunt double has somewhat gotten popular because he had punched that idol. That big idol star (played by 李國毅 Leon Li) has a childhood friend (Megan Lai) (who is a few years older than him), who is also his die-hard fan and you can tell she likes him. But she gets involved with the stunt double.

You can tell where the drama is going to head off right? Baron becomes a rising celebrity and him and Megan become friends and they start to like each other, but Lego believes that she belongs to him. The girlfriend or ex-girlfriend (田中千繪 Tanaka Chie) comes to get Baron back.

I suppose its a bit typical but so far I do like it, I prefer 就想賴著妳 Down With Love over it but I prefer this to 偷心大聖 P.S. 男 P.S Man. Well that might change as so far I don’t like how the director has edited P.S. Man, its quite poorly done.

Oh one thing I really like about 星光下的童話 Because Of You is the OSTs!!! I’m really enjoying 李國毅 Leon Li’s 因為你. Its the ending song.

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After School vs T-ara Pt.1: After School

I suppose they aren’t really going against each other as After School has already started to perform, then again I’m expect T-ara to start performing this week.

After School and T-ara’s come back MVs were released not too long ago and then it was followed by a single [from After School] and an album [from T-ara].

After School’s title single is a song called “너 때문에 Because Of You” and at first listen I loved it. Having already released singles like ‘Ah’ and ‘Diva’ [produced by the Brave Brothers] I was expecting something else along those lines. ‘Ah’ and ‘Diva’ were never really (in my eyes) good songs, they were catchy songs but they still lacked something. They were just songs to get them noticed, with half of the group in their late 20s/early 30s and half in their early 20s I suppose it was kind of hard to find something for the group to do.

With ‘Ah’ they tried the sexy route, and with ‘Diva’ they did the more cutesy look [I reckon Diva was only there because of the introduction of UEE, shes pretty young, I know beckha is young but she does carry with her that young vibe, she doesn’t ‘use’ like UEE does]. ‘Because of You’ to me is a song that finds that balance, you can’t go wrong with a RnB ballad.

With the introduction of two new members, Nana and Raina [So-Young left the group], I was eager to see how well they could sing [In my eyes only Jung Ah could sing really well, Ga-hee isn’t bad but she is better at rapping]. Nana she looks and sounds like your typical squeaky japanese girl. Raina on the other hand, can sing and she is pretty good from what I have heard so far. She helps Jung Ah lighten the burden [Jung Ah has pretty much had to do all the singing bits or support when it’s not ‘her’ part], but in ‘Because of You’ it’s like Raina got all the singing bits now LOL.

‘Because of You’ is another track done by The Brave Brothers [I’m starting to think if he/they are working for Pledis now] and I’m really surprised you don’t get many songs like this for them, it’s very good. Its a catchy song but not catchy in a cheesy pop way, catchy in a good way. Lets hope they get the success this song deserves.

credit: AfterSchoolCraze

The MV would have been pretty good if they didn’t add in the little homosexual love. That just made the MV a little weird. They should have just stuck to the simple male/female relationship gone bad.