Love Me if You Dare

Love Me if You Dare (2015)

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Getting inside the head of a violent criminal is not easy. But Simon, Bo Jinyan, a brilliant criminal psychologist, has the ability to get into the minds of even the most mysterious and violent criminals. He’s a professor at The University of Maryland and works as an analyst and advisor on the police department’s most violent or difficult cases. With the help of his young assistant, Jenny Jian Yao, Simon delves into read morethe thoughts and intentions of the criminal mind. As the daughter of a veteran police investigator with a deep sense of justice, can Jenny help Simon open up emotionally as they work together to solve crimes? ~~ It is based on the novel “Close Your Eyes, Stay Close to Me” by Ding Mo.

  • Native title:

    他来了, 请闭眼
  • Also Known as:

    He Has Arrived, Please Close Your Eyes;

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lattebean_
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Jan 5, 2016
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
This drama was bindblowing, literally! I was 100% concentrated while I was watching it and it made me guess things all the time. I can guarantee this is must-watch for every crime drama fan!

So, Bo Jin Yan is criminal psychologist who solves difficult cases with help of his newly hired assistant, Jian Yao. At first like almost in every drama they concentrate on seperate cases. And like in most of crime read more dramas, there was something bigger in the background but I still say this is one of the most unique crime dramas ever.

Very professional, high-quality writing. Just as you have decided you have conclusion how a scene is going to end writers make a turn and will make you go like 'whaaaaaaat?!' I enjoyed the emotional rollercoaster of being surprised and not knowing what happens next. I'm sucker for good mystery/crime drama and this is the best I have watched for a long time! Ending episode threw me off the course and I was staring my computer screen mouth open :D

Leads had great chemistry and I enjoyed every awkward moment they had because of Jin Yan's serious character. I'm always drooling for handsome lone wolfs and it was adorable that IQ genius was struggling with romance.
Side roles were important and well written into plotline but I wish they would have had more depth into Zi Yu's character. He was the only side role I was excitedly waiting for to appear in every scene.

I liked how this drama didn't totally evolve to concentrate on romance element because most of dramas make that mistake. Instead they concentrated on Jin Yan's character and especially how he sees things inside his mind analysing criminal's mind.

Music was actually pretty good! I'm not a fan of chinese music, especially ballads but I fell in love with ending song~

So if you enjoy crime dramas with mysterious and exciting cases, adorable characters and little bit of romance, this is totally made for you!
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Jasmine
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Dec 23, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Amazing performance. My first Wallace Huo drama! Wow, this drama seriously impressed me. I have high expectations for mystery/crime dramas since I watch a lot of American mystery/crime shows, like NCIS, which is super famous in the States. The style in this drama is different- more high-tech, gory, and psychological. I loved it!

Wallace lives and breathes his role as Bo Jin Yan. He's adorably awkward when it comes to romance, and read more level-headed when it comes to his job as a criminal psychologist. Wallace also plays his 'split personality'; very well, showing that he's a versatile actor. I think Sandra was the perfect cast actually. She's pretty, and yet she gives off a girl next door vibe, complementing Bo Jin Yan (Wallace) fabulously. In a way, their relationship reminds me of Edward and Bella from Twilight- cool, seemingly emotionless male lead and sensitive yet observant female lead that brings the warmth out of the male lead. In my opinion, they have great chemistry and Bo Jin Yan's cheesy lines were hilarious. I can't forget Jin Yan's love for fish. He loves to eat fish so much that it was part of the storyline-kind of cute. I actually didn't guess the ultimate Big Bad so I was shocked when the twist came out. In that respect, this drama did a great job because it kept me on my toes.

The cinematography was gorgeous as well, the fish eye lenses were a cool touch, and I loved the car, Andy. So high-tech, and hilarious-Andy's like part of the cast! The cases were interesting and not too predictable. Every case was drastically different so it didn't get boring. I especially liked it when Jin Yan does his criminal analysis because it's so interesting to listen to. The cases flowed well together and connected with one another, each case spanning around four episodes, and led up to the Big Bad storyline. Though it seemed like each case was separate, they were all ultimately connected to the Big Bad, and the drama explores the deepest aspects of human desire through the cases. All the leads had a backstory as well, lending more depth to the story, making the drama come more to life. It was a little graphic but not too intense/gory either.

I loved Zi Yu (Andrew Yin), he is the ultimate best friend. Their bromance was fun to watch and a good comedic relief from the serious tone of the crime investigations. Xun Ran (Wang Kai) was a good second lead but the drama never really gave him a chance to be a serious romantic threat to Bo Jin Yan. Nevertheless, I admired his dedication and willpower as a cop- his acting was also spot on. The beginning was a bit slow but it was needed to set up the story. It starts rapidly speeding up after around three episodes. This drama didn't drag that much; rather, it went by quickly in 24 episodes.

The music kept me barely breathing in lots of suspenseful moments so it definitely did its job! There was a lot of orchestral music which was a nice change from usual dramas.

Re-watch? YES! I will most definitely re-watch this and so far this is my favorite Chinese drama! I recommend this drama if you're into suspense, crime scene investigations, and lots of romance. I wouldn't recommend this if you don't like romance intertwined with crime scene investigations. That said, this drama was fantastic in all respects so I recommend it to everyone. (10/9.75)
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Romance is important part of plot, but doesn't cover the rest, which is dark, mysterious, more 'for adults' I would say.
Recommended by Klaudia
Dark dramas for adults.
Crimes.
Mysteries.
'Love me...' focuse on romance also.
Recommended by Klaudia

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    Faa 6 days ago

    It's been a year and i'm still hoping for season 2

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    Cntrldfusion 22 days ago

    I think Dr Barnes got the best ending, i'm jealous. :D

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    BaDaBa11 23 days ago

    I lost momentum for it and the last 4 episodes disappointed me. I finally finished it a year later

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    NadeshikoLi Jan 22, 2017

    Loved it!!! Beatiful drama!!

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    Simona Jan 11, 2017 - edited

    *reads protagonist name is Simon* Look. That's male version of me. I have to watch this now.

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    tiffany Jan 1, 2017

    Loved it

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    dearD4NI Dec 20, 2016 - edited

    I liked it a lot, but I don't really understand the ending...

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      Faa Jan 10, 2017

      nah. Me too. I'm hoping for season 2 :')

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    sakurahimesama Dec 17, 2016

    Loved it , i totally recommend watching this epic little drama~

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    chelleey Dec 4, 2016

    The thrills, suspense and that little bit of romance .. I loooooove it! the ending got me me oTL

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    Shannon K Fleming Dec 1, 2016

    I was totally captivated by When A Snail Falls In Love so I decided to check out Ding Mo's other book to screen adaptation. Love Me If You Dare was a close second, mostly because I love the interaction of the lead couple in When a Snail Falls In Love a bit more.... but I highly recommend watching both!

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    jimmylo Nov 15, 2016 - edited

    There is a new drama called When a snail falls in love, written and directed by the same people

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    Youlie Nov 13, 2016
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    5Clivi Nov 7, 2016

    If you are looking for a break from mushy cutesy cutesy rom com, give this one a try. it does live up to its thriller/psychological genre. i actually put this on hold for a long time because i just hate how the lead female speaks. She speaks in a whispery manner thats makes her looks so weak and frail. but i came back because the story is more important than her annoying voice lol, plus i just got used to it anyway lol. Another reason to watch this is Huo Wallace. and a some familiar faces in NIF. Huo Wallace gave an excellent performance here. A solid 9.5/10 . almost gave it a perfect 10 if not for the open ended finale. Will definetely wait for a 2nd season.

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    rashka19 Oct 25, 2016

    I loved this drama and was wondering if anyone knows where i can buy a hard copy with good English subtitles?

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    Valier Oct 21, 2016 - edited

    The first half of the drama was so, so good! It was mindblowing.
    Later half...not so much. The storyline seemed rather forced in the last 2-3 episodes.
    If wish they'd solved a few more "small" cases or included more romance to fill out some episodes and instead condensed the plotline surrounding the "final" evil.
    Would have loved to give the drama a higher rating, but with a weak second half, only very well meaning 7,5/10.

Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    24
  • Aired:

    Oct 15, 2015 to Jan 4, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Thursday
  • Network:

    Dragon TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    8.6 (scored by 3,284 users)
  • Ranked:

    #88
  • Popularity:

    #28

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