MARS (2004)

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Han Qi Luo, an extremely shy art student went to the same college as Chen Ling,a popular play boy. By chance one day they met at a park when CL asked HQL for direction to a hospital to visit his friend who was injured in a bike racing incident. Hurriedly HQL drew him a map, unknowing that she was drawing on the back of one of her sketches. She ran off before read morehe could thank her. He then noticed the sketch of a mother holding a baby and was touched. In school HQL was sexually harassed by a teacher and CL came to her rescue. They began to grow fond of each other but each of them had a secret past that needed to be addressed and overcome before they could accept and love one another freely.

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May 31, 2011
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This is the second drama to have captured my undivided attention. I've never seen a drama that can portray mental illness, suicide, rape and such dark subjects and portray it well.

Vic and Barbies preformances were flawless and spectacular. Other than the 1 Litre of Tears drama, I've never seen such amazing acting.

The director had a habit of not playing music at times which just read more added to the creepy atmosphere. I thought it worked well with the scenes. When there was music, such as the theme song, they were all well chosen.

This is one drama you won't regret watching.
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Nov 12, 2012
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Instant Favourite. I had to boot out one my all-time favourite dramas in my list to make room for this one, the moment i finished watching it.
This drama has everything you would expect from and Asian drama AND more. It's all i thought about for days, I literally dreamt of the characters when i slept.
The story, although it is appears to be a stereotypical 'good girl meets bad boy' theme, read more is actually far more deeper then that. The girl wasn't always so reserved, and the boy wasn't always such a womanizer. It really touches upon the consuming physiological problems that tragedy can create. Its normal to see the male lead 'change' throughout the drama and become a better person while falling in love with the female lead, but it is extremely rare to see both characters changing so much; together.
The acting was amazing. That's to be expected with Barbie and Vic. I laughed and i cried with these characters. I felt their heartbreak as much as my own.
Its the rare kind of drama that gets better with each passing episode, and at the end you just wish you could watch it all over again with new eyes.
I would recommend this to anyone.
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I know! The stories in Mars and Love Shuffle doesn't have anything to do with each other but still..
Both dramas gave me the same feeling! They felt similar in some strange way!
So, if you liked the one I think you should definitely at least give a chance to the other! :)
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Mars is one of my all time favourites. Bad boy x Good girl trope. Motorsicles play a big role and the mothers of the female protoganists wont win best parent anytime soon. Epic romance feel.
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    LPA Jun 20, 2017 - edited

    Tried to watch in three different places--Viki, Kissasian (not my favorite but usually good picture quality) and YouTube. The picture quality was very poor on all of them so that really made it a struggle to watch all of the episodes. I really liked the lead couple and second couple. Storyline was pretty good; could have used a little more development. I liked the ending except for the last 1 minute. I rated it 8 out of 10.

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    Art T Nov 8, 2016

    Great cast pairing, amazing live action adaption of the manga, enjoyed watching.

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    Meli Aug 16, 2016 - edited

    is it good?

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    sogand Jul 25, 2016 - edited

    I watched this because many poeple watched it..well no regrets,sometimes got slow but I enjoyed it. any famous and worth watching t_dramas like this? please recommend :)

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      sogand Aug 5, 2016

      thanks my friend. Mars is only t-drama I could finish too ! I will try your recommendations.

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      peacewon Dec 28, 2016 - edited

      an excellent drama that is fun, funny, easy on the eyes *wink wink* and so easy to finish! Honey and Clover. Dramafever, kissasian and dramanice all have it at least. so does Hulu believe it or not :)
      make sure it is NOT the Japanese version because i found that one slow and well kind of boring. especially since it is a manga adaptation. I felt like it was an anime come to life on the Taiwanese version. eddie peng is the BOMB in that show.

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    Sukai Jun 27, 2016

    I Loved this drama. Sad that it's over, wish there was more episodes aha.

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    Kikka Apr 1, 2016 - edited

    Finished! Very beautiful and touching story! It made me cry and smile :) The actors were all great! XD Definitely 1000% worth a watch! ^____^

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      anniiing Apr 2, 2016

      May I know what website did you watch the whole series? I want to continue watching it. :)

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      Kiie May 20, 2016

      am going to start watching this drama too!

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      Kikka May 20, 2016

      Enjoy it! ^__^

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    Kikka Mar 31, 2016 - edited
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    scarleT Mar 26, 2016

    WOW! Did this drama do the manga justice!!! I'm sitting here like... I can't get over the incredibleness of this series... and the acting... amazing work. Simply brilliant.

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    NatashaThompson Mar 20, 2016

    Absolutely loved this drama. The acting was awesome and the ost amazing. The chemistry between the main leads was so realistic.

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    Seoulwitch Feb 17, 2016

    uhm... I'll give a try.. :)

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    ViolinGal Feb 8, 2016
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    Kikyostarr Jan 30, 2016 - edited

    Watching this made me want to read the manga again. So I decide to read part of the manga and then watch an episode. To my surprise it was basically reading straight out of the manga and made me think if they just copy and pasted the subtitles from the manga lol of course not everything was the same their was a few differences.I haven't seen the jdrama version yet but I like to say that this version stayed close to the manga as it possibly can.

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      LukasQ Feb 7, 2016

      please where i find the manga version to read?

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    Annalisse Jan 30, 2016

    All done! Watching for the 1st time now, might be why it seemed so corny at times, but I liked that. My major gripe is that there was a lot of repeated themes presented like they were new every few episodes: I mean seriously, if they had introduced ONE MORE of Ling's ex's...Not sorry I watched it, but I'm not sure what all the hype was about. Much prefer Devil Beside Me and I didnt even rank THAT at a 10. I just prefer the relationship and the characters more. But this is just MHO ;-)

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    Mody Nov 25, 2015 - edited

    worth it but i enjoyed the manga more

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      hno Dec 16, 2015

      sorry but where did watch this?

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    Faa Nov 9, 2015 - edited

    Worth giving it a try??

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      dayidream Feb 6, 2016

      it is the oldest drama I have ever watch but acting is really good and story improved well so I recommend ..... I usually watch k-drama but I was so curious about this one because everyone like it and I gave it a try ^^


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    Apr 7, 2004 to Aug 18, 2004
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