TWDramas (Ratings & Reviews): Black & White

23 01 2010

Black & White (痞子英雄)

Summary: Chen Zai Tian (nicknamed Pi Zi) and Wu Ying Xiong (chinese for Hero) are two completely different cops. Pi Zi is a lazy scoundrel that just sits around waiting for tip offs from mysterious sources to crack his cases. Ying Xiong takes his job extremely seriously. So seriously, that his zealousy gets him in hot water with his superior more than once. But after a misunderstanding, they are forced to work together to solve a tough drug case. That’s a problem because the two hate each other. Slowly, it becomes clear that Pi Zi and Ying Xiong are linked in ways more than one, and they are thrown into a dark plot involving a huge scandal, a terrorist group, and the biggest mafia family in Taiwan. Starring Vic Zhou (周渝民), Mark Chao (趙又廷), Ivy Chen (陳意涵), Janine Chang (張鈞甯).

Review: Three words. BEST DRAMA EVER. I was so blown away with this drama. The main thing is the plot. It is beyond excellent. Contrary to usual asian dramas whereupon it’s all about shallow love and marital difficulties, it was refreshing to see a drama with a good plot, great acting, and lots of gunfights and explosions. Basically, I got too involved with this drama and was, like, shouting at my computer screen in excitement. This is so wonderfully crafted and I could watch it again and again. The two male leads acted brilliantly and in spite of all the secrets and angst, they still managed to inject some humor in difficult areas. I applaud this drama with hands and feet because it is really the best drama ever. Oh, and the soundtrack kicks ass (see the download link in the ‘download’ category).

Rating: 9/10

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