Friday, November 18, 2011

intro info: Brown Sugar Macchiato (Taiwanese)

Here's a little filler for the mean time until I've finished writing a couple other pressing articles to publish which include those of drama series I've just recently finished. And yes, I admit, I'm procrastinating the endings of Scent of a Woman and Love Keeps Going. I don't know why. And on top of that, I'm in the midst of watching two different dramas starring Kang Ji Hwan.

Go figure.


黑糖瑪奇朵 - Hei Tang Ma Qi Duo

Ao Quan
Wang Zi
Xiao Yu
Xiao Jie
Wei Lian
Ah Wei

Hey Girl
Da Ya
Tong Tong
Mei Mei
Gui Gui
Ya Tou
Xiao Xun
Xiao Man
Xiao Jie

For more information on the summary of this series, check out any wiki page such as: Brown Sugar Macchiato @ dramawiki

The basic story line of this series involves six boys who find out that they all have the same father who is very rich and who is a womanizer. All six boys, apparently, are the same ages and have never met each other before nor did they ever really know what kind of a person their father is until he brings them together, tasking them to learn to live together and get along with each other. What kind of motivating factor could possibly get six stubborn boys together?

Of course, money. Apparently, after a specified duration of time as well as following very strict stipulations, if the boys succeed, they will all six become rich, wealthy millionaires, inheriting their father's money, home and many, many other things. But, of course, along the way, aside from their own rebellious personalities, lots of obstacles are encountered that keep threatening the boys' hold on their hefty inheritance.

To boot, the boys all transfer to a new school where they meet a group of nine overbearingly rude and "dominatrix-like" girls who pretty much rule the school with their selfish and irrational regulations. As the new students and as the male gender, the boys are certainly NOT exempt from the girls' wrath, but, of course, for the half-baked story line to progress decently, the boys are the type who will stand up against these girls where no other man has managed to do before, and usurp the Class President, Tong Tong, from her imperialistic rule.

And then more antics ensue involving silly romances, talks about dreams and the future, anecdotes about friendship and betrayal, and ideals about the rest of their lives.

Brown Sugar Macchiato is certainly not the best drama series I have seen. In fact, it's pushing it to even really call it a drama series since it truly settles under an advertisement or a promotion of sorts. Consisting of the six boys from young Taiwanese boy band Lollipop and the nine girls from their sister group Hey Girl, the series was produced with only one idea in mind: to promote the already highly popular young idol groups by telling the world that these boys and girls are here to stay.

In the far future, I DO plan to write an article about my brief obsession with the boys of the Mo Fan Bang Bang Tang television program that had broadcast in Taiwan for a little over two years. But as a brief introductory, Bang Bang Tang phonetically translates into Lollipop, which is why the six boys end up forming a group to the same name. The program that they hail from consists of a group of twenty boys wherein they had spent a few months competing, performing, and being observed and tested so that the final six could be chosen to represent them. And not long after that, Brown Sugar Macchiato was born. On an aside, the girls from Hey Girl were from a similar program and debuted a year before the boys did.

Brown Sugar Macchiato is definitely not my type of series and to this day I still question why I had watched it in the first place. In fact, I'm kind of questioning why I'm even blogging about it, but here it is. Short and brief, while the series itself survived mainly on a freakishly stellar fanbase, there were a few other aspects that could hook a viewer if one were inclined to watch the series at all. Humorous antics, silly and nonsensical ideals as well as pretty girls and handsome young men dominated the screen. While the story line was fairly non-existent, acting was pretty much on par with starch-stiff unnatural, and plot devices were thrown together almost too haphazardly, Brown Sugar Macchiato isn't a complete failure in entertainment value.

I certainly enjoyed bits and pieces of it despite it's intended promotion value. I was a fan of the television program after all, and thoroughly enjoyed the young humor that permeated the twenty young boys. This was merely cheap entertaining comedy, valued at exactly what it was worth. Very little else can be said about the series, but it sure did quite the job of helping the youngsters gain more fame than they already had. The uniforms were pretty good looking.

Otherwise, I would have just skipped over this series and still been happy.


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thoughts: Brown Sugar Macchiato -- yea, there's more discussion for this series too; wait for it, I guess. It'll be published pretty soon.


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