Miss No Good

Here is Episode 1 of Miss No Good, a Taiwanese drama:

I could barely watch this show because I found the voice (not to mention the personality) of Xiao Hua (played by Rainie Yang) sooooo annoying. Even her father had to pull the phone away from his ear while she was talking in one scene and her grandmother puts her fingers in her ears in another. It’s a good thing she’s semi good looking -- except for the ugly facial expressions she keeps making and the fact that she has the aesthetic sensibilities (and behavior) of an eight year old. My favorite line from Tang Men (Wilber Pan) was: ¨Why would I need a Christmas tree to give me suggestions?¨ and I certainly don’t blame the man for losing his patience with this brazen loudmouth. Then just when I’d decided that Xiao Hua was totally irreedemable she declared that she wanted to change herself. Can she do it? I hope so, but she has a long, long, long, long way to go and I don’t know if I can stick it out…

Comments (8)

MaxMarch 30th, 2010 at 10:00 am

If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. You can try 奋斗 which I find quite enjoyable. I’ve also heard great things about 蜗居 which is what I’ll watch next. Or, of course, there’s a great dub of the first two episodes of 24, which is great :D

LǐliánMarch 30th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Yeah, you would think I would just not watch something I don’t like, right? Sort of like you would think I’d stop eating potato chips just because they’re there even though I don’t really like them, but I don’t.

I’ve actually tried to sit this episode unsuccessfully on a previous occasion and came back to it again later. Not only did I sit through the whole episode this time, I’ve been watching more episodes all day and somehow got hooked. I’m not sure if this happened because it’s the type of drama that really sucks you in or because I don’t have cable, a boyfriend, a job, or anything else to occupy my time. Either way it’s good for my Chinese so I can’t complain. (Although Xiao Hua is still annoying)

I’ll see if I can find those other shows next.

MaxMarch 30th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Hehe, okay, you left out that ‘got hooked anyway’ part. And any argument involving potato chips renders any further discusison useless anyway – I LOVE potato chips (unfortunately).

You’ll find all these shows (and much more) on verycd.com. I don’t know how well you can read Chinese, but you can try to find your way through it by using one of those pop-up translators like perapera-kun. If that doesn’t work for you, tell me and I’ll show you around some time.

LǐliánMarch 30th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Well, the getting hooked part didn’t happen until I’d stuck with it for a couple more episodes. I’ve had a bit of a hard time finding things to watch in Mandarin so I’ll be sure to check out verycd.com.

khatzumotoMarch 31st, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Hey Lǐlián!

Thanks for posting this! I enjoyed Wilbur Pan in this drama (love how he always talks fast). As well as the girl’s frizzy hair. That was nice.

BTW, log onto Skype! I’ve got all kinds of cool links for you there, as well as other random stuff to discuss…

Your sister-in-Chinese,

Khatzumoto

LǐliánMarch 31st, 2010 at 3:43 pm

For real. Wilber Pan was my favorite person in this drama by far (the real reason why I couldn’t stop watching). And Xiao Hua’s curly hair was awesome; I thought it looked terrible after her makeover. We curly haired people of the world must unite and stand firm against the oppressive regime of hair straightening products!

NickApril 2nd, 2010 at 6:45 am

http://sugoideas.com/ has a ton of Taiwanese dramas and variety shows, all nicely organized and browsable by year. You have the option to view each video via a stream, or downloading off sites like Megaupload. I recommend Black & White (痞子英雄).

http://sugoideas.com/drama-2009/black-white/

I’m not a big fan of Rainie Yang’s acting either.

LǐliánApril 2nd, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Thanks Nick! That was a really good tip.