Best Lover

Best Lover (2016)

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The background is set in modern day Korean entertainment industry. The story is about two top stars entering into a fake marriage with their own secret agendas, and through their efforts to defend their fake marriage in public, they learn about about each other's pains and weaknesses and eventually end up together.
The male lead comes from a poor background and through hard work becomes a top star. He finds himself emotionally read moreinvolved with his first love, fake wife and admirer.
The female lead comes from a chaebol family and is an arrogant top star. She is neglected by her parents and due to a family feud/conspiracy, she must act strong in order to survive even though she is weak at times. Through a fake marriage, these two people find true love and their true selves.

  • Native title:

    最佳情侣
  • Also Known as:

    Zui Jia Qing Lu; 최고의커플; Best Couple; Century's Couple; Couple Of The Century; 세기의 커플; Segieui Keopeul; Shi Ji Lian Ren; 世纪恋人;

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pplhelpthepeople
7 people found this review helpful
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Jan 5, 2017
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 4.5
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
If you're bored and looking for a silly story involving "suspense," romance, angst etc etc this is the perfect show to pick up! I love contract marriage plot lines and breezed through this show due to its out of this world plot. yes there is some bad acting, not much character development, and the choices the characters make aren't logical at times, but at the end of the day everyone ends up read more happy (which is why we watch these unrealistic shows in the first place right?!?!)
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AmieLin
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May 18, 2017
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.5
  • Acting/Cast 6.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
To start off, I was interested in watching this drama since it has a contract relationship with the leads and personally I enjoy that kinds of stuff. The leads hate each other at first but then will end up loving each other. This drama is the same but then I really didn't feel their chemistry. I know Lee Da Hae is such a great actress and she can be paired up with read more different actors and really can pull it off but I feel like she is the only one working on this one. No hate intended but the male lead really needs more improvement in acting. I just couldn't feel their love at all.

One word that I can use to describe this drama is "FRUSTRATING". Yep, this drama is so frustrating to watch. At first it started out just fine and the leads were actually pretty cute. I thought that this would turn out to be quite interesting but then at the end it became so draggy and so frustrating. I was so frustrated at Xie Cheng since he is so indecisive. Like, MAN UP! Who the hell do you really love?! Stop meeting Jia Ren! And also stop giving hopes to Xian Hua! And then out of the sudden he would just decide and tell Huan Ying that he loves her. Like what?! All of the sudden? I just really didn't feel his love for her. Kudos to Huan Ying tho, she really is willing to sacrifice just for Xie Cheng. That's love! Sometimes I feel like Xie Cheng doesn't deserve Huan Ying at all.

Oh yeah and I really hated the female antagonist. I wanted to pull her hair so bad and drag her off the drama. Well I guess she succeeded in becoming the female antagonist then.

Even though there's a lot of bad points in this drama, there's also some good points. I actually find some of the parts funny and entertaining. I was also so touched by Xie Cheng's mom. She was so kind to Huan Ying. I actually loved her relationship with her. I basically loved the family love of the characters. I actually liked the leads together but they could've worked harder.

Overall, this drama has a lot of potential. More acting improvements needed on Zhou Mi. Although I actually find him very cute. He has the same vibe as Zhang Han.

To sum this up this drama has a lot of bad acting, no character development between the leads, the male lead is so not loyal and indecisive. But then there's also many fun parts in this drama. I especially loved Lee Da Hae's outfits in this drama.

If you're finding a rom-com that would frustrate the heck out of you then I highly recommend this drama.
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This also has a contract relationship but this one is so much better. And it is also a Rom-Com. This is actually one of my favorite dramas with contract relationship between the leads. I highly recommend this.

Unlike in Best Lover, here in Full House Thai you would definitely see the character development and the chemistry of the main leads.
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contract marriage relationship that brought the couples fall in love.
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    PriRiRin May 11, 2017 - edited
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    iamsarah Mar 14, 2017 - edited

    only watch this if u want to waste your time. This was a shitty drama, but if you don't take it to heart you can finish it. 6.5/10

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    meem Mar 3, 2017

    I liked how the female lead looked pretty and dressed well. More than half of the dramas I watched always had a female lead with horrible fashion and weird hair styles.

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    hmfacial Feb 16, 2017

    I was disappointed with this drama. I didn't find there was much chemistry between the two lead actors. The acting was way over the top too. Too bad.

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    GiKnoth Feb 2, 2017 - edited

    I have to admit it: I'm a sucker for contract marriage plots... so I'm starting this now.

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      Mary28 Feb 18, 2017

      what are you thoughts on the drama?

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      GiKnoth Feb 19, 2017
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      Mary28 Feb 19, 2017 - edited

      Thank you:)

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    Almonda Jan 17, 2017 - edited

    The OTP has amazing chemistry. I really thought that I wouldn´t like them together, but I was so wrong!!
    I really hope that they will appear in another drama together again. While this drama had its really sweet and touching moments...it felt short, it could have been better. I don´t know whether or not they cut a lot...but some scenes just felt too abrupt..the script could have been better written...
    I should also mention: the kissing scenes were great!!!!

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    Parknara Jan 16, 2017

    Love it!
    I watch it in one night #marathonagain

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    joyje Jan 13, 2017

    Didn't liked the first few episodes but was glad that I continued the drama till the end. Agreed with majority that there are better contract marriages dramas but for a short drama, this one is not too bad.

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    Kikka Jan 11, 2017 - edited

    I agree with other comments that there are more better contract marriages and better stories, but I still liked this drama :D It was nice to watch, and since it is 30 mins each I think it is worth it to watch :) Btw, I liked the paparazzi guy, and the others who decided to correct their wrong doings :D

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      aoimemori Jan 12, 2017
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      aoimemori Jan 13, 2017

      to that degree lol yeah but idk something always bugged me more than the usual dramas. but everyone will take their different views from it which is nice ^^

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      Kikka Jan 13, 2017

      Yes agree ^_^ I like talking to other people who have different views from me as it makes me reflect and see things from another perspective :) Thanks :)

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    fanitha Jan 6, 2017

    There're definitely way better contract relationship dramas out there, this drama is one you'll watch and forget about it, the premise was good, but the execution didn't live up to it. I'm a huge fan of this contract relationships and this was a big let down :(

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    aoimemori Jan 5, 2017

    well, can't say i liked the drama over all as much and the main characters didn't really get better until like episode 11 but it was nice to see how much zhou mi has grown as an actor! very proud of him. it's up to you if you want to watch the leads be very stubborn until just about episode 12 and then it just goes a little bit better. 7/10

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    pplhelpthepeople Jan 5, 2017 - edited

    really bummed the last two episodes arent subbed yet, I'm ready to know how it ends and put this show behind me

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    goldenseal50 Dec 28, 2016

    I was going to watch this but it is dubbed darn it.

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    daisydeath Dec 27, 2016

    I am patiently waiting for the last two episodes. I need to see how this all ends. I have been frustrated with the two leads being idiots. But I want to know how all this family drama is to end and are they really going to finally tell each other their true feelings.

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    aoimemori Dec 19, 2016

    gotta give a huge shout out thank you to the lee da hae fangroup over at soompi that's subbing the series for us! you guys have been a huge lifesaver! thanks for your hard work!

Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    16
  • Aired:

    Nov 14, 2016 to Dec 27, 2016
  • Network:

    Youku
  • Duration:

    30 min.

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  • Score:

    7.2 (scored by 227 users)
  • Ranked:

    #14990
  • Popularity:

    #427

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