*Broken links fixed so all links should be working fine now.*
Ever since I finished Sunny Happiness, I’ve been on the outlook for more Taiwanese dramas to watch. During a discussion with friends, some suggested that I check out SETTV’s 犀利人妻 The Fierce Wife, briefly telling me that it was one of the best Taiwanese dramas they’ve seen in recent years and quite different from the usual Taiwanese idol dramas. They raved about the acting and the fresh plot, urging me to give it a try. Having not been blown away by Sonia Sui, James Wen, Amanda Zhu, Chris Wang in their acting projects before, I was skeptical. After all, I was–am–still on a Sunny Happiness high. Plus, after reading the synopsis, I was reluctant to watch another I am Legend or Queen of Reversals coming of age story.
However, despite my initial misgivings about the drama, I recently started to enjoy it. I’m hoping to publish a small midway review for the drama sometime soon (knock on wood!) so I won’t say anymore except that I do like it. Despite being a dark romantic melodrama, I was surprised to find that the drama has moments of comedy relief sprinkled throughout the series. It’s one of those dramas that is like a multi-layered cake–one with the whip cream on top, the filling and cake in the middle, and the crust on the bottom. I’m currently on episode 9 and I’m hoping to catch up to episode 18 if my studies don’t completely take over my life.
Though I’m not sure if I would recommend this, having been told by my dad who watched the first and most recent episodes that it was too dramatic and lame, I wanted to share the download links to the OST, which I’ve gradually come to love. If you aren’t going to watch the series, at least check out these pretty songs that I’ve compiled for you to listen to!
The two ladies who contributed to Fierce Wife’s soundtrack are Freya Lim 林凡 and Yisa 郁可唯, both of whom I think have tremendous talent.
Opening song: 五天幾年 Five Days, Few Years by Freya –Download
Ending song: 重傷 Injured by Freya –Download
這樣愛你好可怕 Loving You is Scary by Freya –Download
Here’s my personal favorite from the OST Soundtrack. Isn’t it lovely?
指望 Hope by Yisa–Download
暖心 Warmhearted by Yisa–Download
Although we’re inching closer to the finale and I’m behind, I can’t wait to see where this drama takes me. Reminder to self: stay away from spoilers!