Falling in Love with a Rival

Falling in Love with a Rival (2015)

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The drama tells the story of "how a poor loser become successful and finally fall in love with the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend".

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KainGuru
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Mar 28, 2017
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
STORY: This is such a funny show. The loser tries to get back at his ex-girlfriend by getting her new boyfriend to fall in love with him but oops, he also falls in love with the boyfriend he's trying to seduce! A ton of comedy ensues. I'm always annoyed by the strong seme/uke dynamic even though the uke isn't a total pushover in this.

Total run-time: 2 hours 34 minutes over 8 read more episodes, so each episode is around 20 minutes long. Get this, the intro is 1m 45s, and the credits are 2m 30s! Each episode has more than 4 minutes of bloated credits! Cut that out and the whole show is probably only 2 hours long!

ACTING/CAST: The cast are all very attractive, and play their parts well. I totally loved the part played by the doctor.

MUSIC: Standard drama music. Nothing stood out for me.

REWATCH VALUE: Yes, this is a neat series. Gonna watch with a friend.

OVERALL: Fun series, with cute guys and it's also short. Binge on!
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M. Simon
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8 days ago
  • Overall 6.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
I did skip many scenes of this series. That's never a good sign. I had to cringe A LOT. Second hand embarrassment at it's best. Overall it was pretty funny and sometimes enjoyable. Unfortunately I didn't feel the chemistry between the two leads, but it's not a bad series. If you have nothing better to do and you want to see something light and funny, then go for it!
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I'm recommending this because they have the same author. I'm reading the novels and I think everyone should as well. It took me so long to finish Addicted's novel because I would always need time to recover after every other chapter that I read. Currently, I am reading Counterattack, and it had the same effect on me. I've already secured a copy for Advance Bravely, and I don't know when will I be able to read it.
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I'm recommending this because they have the same author. I'm reading the novels and I think everyone should as well. It took me so long to finish Addicted's novel because I would always need time to recover after every other chapter that I read. Currently, I am reading Counterattack, and it had the same effect on me. I've already secured a copy for Advance Bravely, and I don't know when will I be able to read it.
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    Ellen 6 days ago

    it has to be a second season! I hope they can make it, I really hope

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    Micah 20 days ago

    I hope they find a way to air the second season.

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    Sarai 25 days ago

    This drama is so HOT. I need more :(

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    Blue May 29, 2017

    If anyone finds the uncut episodes Eng subbed please post a link here. I watched the series on youtube since kissasian's subtitles were really off. The uploader had all the cut episodes in Eng but not the uncut and only even had two uncut videos uploaded that didn't have Eng subs.

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    txdramafan73 May 26, 2017

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this web series. Yes it's short. Yes it had a tiny budget. Yes the actors swap clothes and you can see the same outfits on different actors in different scenes. Yes it feels kind of choppy in places. And.... honestly who cares! WQ and FJY are so cute together!!! I squealed thru so much of the series.

    I'm working my way thru the novel I was able to fill in the missing scenes and ended up loving this drama even more.

    With 8 episodes and massive censorship, there is no way they could have truly done the novel real justice. But the novel is also much darker and harsher than this light comedy and tons of the scenes wouldn't make it onto any screen no matter where you were filming.

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    Nana8 Apr 28, 2017

    That epic end lol ... this was so funny and adorable XD

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    shandytan Apr 16, 2017 - edited

    omg the season 2 is cancelled :'( im gonna cry now bye

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      Lavendova Apr 21, 2017 - edited

      noooooooo why ;((((((( I was really excited for this...

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    Lavendova Apr 10, 2017 - edited

    Omg I loved this!
    That kissing scenes omg! :D
    I can't believe that they are not dating in rl ;)
    I can't wait for season 2 <3

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    fruit Nov 1, 2016

    I love the novel so much.....

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    Hasumi17 Oct 20, 2016

    No news on when the second season will air?

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    J100 Sep 10, 2016

    It's hilarious and cute drama

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    Room707 May 30, 2016 - edited

    I'm a BL fangirl and I enjoyed squealing over this web series... but it does have flaws. It's not the best in terms of quality, but hey, it is web series. Pretty sure their budget wasn't that big (and even if it was, I'm pretty sure most of it was probably spent on renting those cars and clothes lol). Personally though, as much as I fangirled, the acting wasn't that great and the story felt like it was going all over the place. But I did read that a lot of the scenes were cut out for the release because of some censorship issues or something another, so I won't judge it too much yet. Hopefully whenever I can get my hands on the uncut DVD things will flow better and I'll get a bit more out of the characters and story. So far though, it has given me some good laughs. Definitely had yaoi plot written all over it. I'm actually surprised it's not based off of a manga??

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    hannah Apr 3, 2016

    Is there a uncut fully subbed version of this drama?

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    sound Mar 15, 2016 - edited

    Where can i watch this anyone please im dying to see hope someone can help ?? or any good sites for that matter to watch some good dramas

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    SamuraiSx Feb 15, 2016 - edited

    gosh goshhhhh I just saw this as recommendation on my walll.... IS IT YAOI??!?!?!? goshhh tell mee my eyes aren't deceiving me <3 ohhhhhhhhh IF IT'S BL I LOVE YOU ALL I MUST WATCHI THIS!!!!!! tell me please someone who watched/??

Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    8
  • Aired:

    Aug 9, 2015 to Aug 28, 2015
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  • Duration:

    21 min.

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  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 749 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1331
  • Popularity:

    #478

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