April 07, 2015

Show Review - Black & White (痞子英雄)

Title of Show: Black & White (痞子英雄)
# of Episodes: 24
Length: 45~60 min per episode
Recommended: No
Tear Rating: 0.5
Favorite Songs: 放逐愛情 and 關於我們
Spoiler alert. Do not continue reading if you don't want the show to be spoiled.

Very underwhelming drama despite the reviews and recommendations from friends and the internet. Unfortunately, the production quality severely detracted from my experience. For example, for an action cop show, a lot of the shooting and explosions were super cheesy and very fake. I found myself fast forwarding through all the action scenes.

The show also takes forever to ramp up. It took around 15 episodes for me to somewhat enjoy the plot and appreciate the story. There were so many instances where characters in the show knew what was going on but would never reveal it to the protagonists for seemingly no reason at all. If I had a dollar for every time someone in the show asked "怎么回事" or some variant of that (到底是怎么回事) and the response was just silence, I would be rich. I don't understand. Is it customary to not answer when asked what is going on in Taiwan? Very frustrating experience.


On a side note, refer to this blog post if you are curious as to why I am reviewing this show.

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