Midnight Express is an ode to the crack that makes Korean and Japanese dramas the addictive little buggers that they are. Forget Chicken Soup for the Soul. This is MSG for the brain. You know it isn’t healthy but dammit, it just keeps you coming back for MOAR!
Like everything I hold dear to my stomach (e.g. ramyeon, BBQ-flavoured potato crisps and double bacon cheeseburgers…my future cardiologist is going to make a lot of money out of having me as a patient T.T), this blog has zero redeeming/nutritional value. To enjoy your time here, it is recommended that you have a sense of humour. An appreciation for irony and taking the piss out of things is also an asset.
Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you find something that gives you a good laugh!
Infrequently Asked Questions
Why’s this site called Midnight Express? Are you a fan of that Alan Parker movie?
Actually, I named this blog after my favourite childhood hotdog stall…though now that I think about it, it was probably spelled “Midnite Xpress” (or something like that.) I don’t think the guys running it were big on spelling.
Sadly, I’ve never watched Midnight Express the movie. Yes, very sacrilegious, I know. But there’s always tomorrow (not to mention the day after!)
Why did you start this blog?
The primary reason was to force myself to write on a semi-regular basis so I’d be able to do so faster (instead of taking two weeks to fiddle around with one sentence) and more frequently. I think you can see how well that’s turned out ^^;
What’s your favourite drama?
I don’t have an outright favourite per se because these things change all the time with me. But I do have sentimental favourites: GTO, News no Onna (I loved Suzuki Honami in this one), The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry…
What’s the most memorable drama you’ve ever watched?
Hmm…if by memorable you mean that it caused my blood pressure to spike and filled me with murderous rage, then it would be Kou Kou Kyoushi 2003. I hated all the characters in this drama and god knows I wanted to slap Aya Ueto’s and Fujiki Naohito’s characters into a wall repeatedly. Evil, manipulative bastards I can deal with but what I can’t stand are spineless, self-pitying characters and they were two of the most useless protagonists I’ve ever come across in a drama.
Do you watch Taiwanese dramas?
They’re not my thing but you never know. I might just come across one that changes my mind.