Posted by: koolcampus | January 10, 2013

“IT TAKES TWO” (对对碰) Singapore Drama Review. One Heck of a Rollicking Old School Farce!

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  NOT A BIG DEAL, BUT I STAYED GLUED TO THE GOOGLE TV FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THIS CAPRICIOUS DRAMA SERIES.

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CHARISMATIC, COLORFUL CHARACTERS ARE STREWN HERE, A DIME A DOZEN.TAKES TWO 1

SALUTE this ACTOR called RAYSON TAN 陈泰铭.

We never took notice until this one.

Consider this his breakthrough role.

He was the ONLY REASON why I continued watching this series, from episode 1 to 34, despite the fact that I almost gave up following the drama during mid stream.

FUNNY, WARM and STOOGEY, he was one hilarious ROAR!

RAYSON, HOW COME WE NEVER FELT YOUR PRESENCE BEFORE, UNTIL THIS ONE?TAKES TWO 2

You have to hand it to this actress called ANN KOK 郭舒贤.

She is constantly ploughing new challenges.

Career woman, crazed hussy, constipated bitch. Whatever, no problem!

After this series, she needs a royal fragrant nickname.

How about POOP QUEENIE, dearie ?
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Ahhh, here comes our dashing ROMEO in the form of ROMEO TAN 陈罗密欧.

If you have eyes to see, he is the best thing to emerge from  SINGAPORE MEDIA CORP stable in recent years though some of his closest colleagues may not agree. Where are those bosom buddy, friendly congratulatory hugs?

And he is a noble successor to personable veterans such as LI NAN XING and CHRISTOPER LEE, telling us that you don’t have to win the STAR SEARCH CROWN to be placed among the best. Too fast? So soon?

For this sparkling gem, Singapore Mediacorp certainly has gotten it right.

KEEP ON GLOWING, ROMEO!

TAKES TWO 5 KIDS EDIT

These YOUNG UPSTARTS (Names + Pictures above)  are squealish faces to watch in the coming years.

They literally UPSTAGED the entire SHOW, especially ALOYSIUS PANG who did a commendable job.

“IT TAKES TWO (对对碰)” Singapore Drama Series.

AN OVERSEAS REVIEW.

Colorful charismatic characters are strewn here, in an unlikely food center, a dime a dozen.

And the explosive ruckus that follows when some of these troublesome hawkers do not see matters eye-to-eye.

At 34 episodes long, it’s a case of one too many.

Half way through all the ANN KOK’s fuzz, this Reviewer is starting to get fidgety and restless as the jokes are oft repetitive and the plot is hitting the doldrums.

The character played by ANN KOK is either preening or pooping.

Loads of shitty talks, funny at first.

Then the fun relegates to disgust as familiarity starts to breed contempt.

Too much of a good thing kills. Surely.

KYM NG plays a disgruntled housewife who is perpetually nagging, whining and wallowing in self-pity about her lot in life, being married to a nerdy fish ball hawker. (Slap …slap …)

CHEN HAN WEI descends from leading actor status to play a middle-aged lecherous man from a competitive fish ball stall. (Big pat on HAN WEI’s back).

“IT TAKES TWO” is a extraordinary  blend of comedy and drama that’s not quite anything else in most Singapore MediaCorp dramas.

Mesmerizing is the word.

NOW, FISH BALLS ANYONE?


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