Something new I’m trying out!
Just for random writing fun. I’ll try to keep to a schedule too, like biweekly or monthly (unfortunately Real Life isn’t as kind as to give me weekly free time) in posting this, but here’s the new project I have in mind: Way Back When.
I will cover anything (or anyone) I used to love madly, deeply (okay, more like obsessively) and sometimes rabidly… You guessed it: Way Back When. I’ve always been a sucker for nostalgia whether in Real Life, in dramas or introspective thoughts. Okay, enough talk; let’s begin.
Way Back When: Mars (2004)
Picture credits to: http://wiki.d-addicts.com/static/images/1/1b/Mars.jpg
…Or more specifically: Vic Zhou, whom I used to love to pieces after seeing him in Meteor Garden, where he played the ultimate Second Lead and made famous that role. In Mars though, he did a 180 and acted as the bad boy. I’ll say it and openly admit: hot damn, he was so fine in this role. The hair, oh the hair! Plus this was the show I believe, which led the two leads to date in Real Life – I used to love them together so much… – for about two good years. Their relationship didn’t last and I’m sure they’ve now moved on happily but ah, back then… They were so friggin’ Meant To Be. This show too, depicted the reel-to-real love so romantically that even just watching the music video below – swoon.
Briefly, Mars is a Cdrama (back when I watched all sorts of Asian dramas) originally from a manga or something of that sort and starred Vic Zhou as the bad boy on his sexy bike with a damaged past (of course) and Barbie Hsu as the timid nerdy girl in college whom he took a liking to. This show reunited them since Meteor Garden‘s heydays. It’s been many years since I last rewatched this so my memory is vague plot-wise, but I can vouch this: Although at the core it’s a love story – done fantastically – what I equally enjoyed and appreciated was the fact that the tragedies and conflicts were also fleshed out believably. This coming from someone who watched it in those days when streaming was… A terrible thing with constant buffering. Proof of how much I loved it when I watched it!
For the romantics out there, let the music video below convince you, poor quality be damned. Swoonworthy, a thousand times over.