Stay With Me

Stay With Me (2016)

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Li Wei Wei is a 30-year-old successful fashion designer. But a near-drowning makes her lose the memory of the past seven years of her life. In her current life, Wei Wei is surprised to learn that she had broken up with her boyfriend, Chen Yi Du, and is now engaged to a man she does not remember, Qi Cheng. Unable to believe her life choices, Wei Wei tries to find out what read morecaused her to break up with Yi Du while Qi Cheng tries to win back his fiancée’s heart. Which man is Wei Wei’s one true love?
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Jan 8, 2017
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 4.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
I watched every episode until #20, but the erratic mood swings of Wei Wei and Yi Du, made me feel restless and listless. I switched to watching every five episodes until I reached the end of the line. The cast did a very good acting job.

Wei Wei acted like a childish teenager, as she kept pursuing Yi Du, even though he treated her shabbily. Yi Du was so trusting of his read more friend, who was his mortal enemy, yet he distrusted Wei Wei frequently, that I wanted to slap his head.

Huo Xiao began to act needy and manipulative, which made me unsympathetic toward him. Mo Fan irritated me constantly with his distorted revenge plot. Some of the supporting characters were too melodramatic. At the end, Mo Fan went to jail for his criminal acts, but Yi Du was too forgiving. He treated Wei Wei much worse, especially dumping her in some rural area, with no cell phone or money.

Joe Chen and Wang Kai looked pretty as Wei Wei and Yi Du, but their characters were not endearing. Zhang Duo is attractive, but I could not tolerate his character, Mo Fan. Derek Chang was my favorite cast member. His character, Leo, seemed the most rational, although he chased Tiffany like a puppy.

At best, this drama should have been 24 episodes long, when the story would not have been so budensome to the viewers and the actors.
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Jan 7, 2017
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
Stay With Me is a rom-com slash light-hearted romantic melo about too many second chances, obsessive love and a fairly weak case of revenge by proxy. The story has some ridiculous, rather makjang-like elements and is full of plot-holes but at the same time is addictively funny and heartwarming.

Wang Kai is sizzling hot playing a romantic lead, a genre that is somewhat new for him and I have to say he read more does not disappoint. Joe Chen’s already a proven actress and gotta give it to her pulling off a character that on some less capable actresses may come off as annoying and silly. But in the hands of Joe Chen, she gives Wei Wei an edge and a backbone but at the same time gives us the comic relief that is part and parcel of this character. Their natural chemistry is one of the highlight of this show.

The draw of Wang Kai may have enticed me to watch this drama and it did have enough content to keep me glued. I almost wanted to drop it at 30+ episodes when our lovely OTP keeps going back and forth breaking up and making up - one too many times. Characters don’t seem to have a constancy about them, changing colors too frequently - forgiving and forgetting seem to be the mantra of the day. The second and third OTPs are decent and deserve the screen time, giving the show an added notch of flair. But the uncle and sidekick pair got under my skin. I find these two serving very little purpose other than screen fillers and agitating the heck out of everyone.

The production set is very chic and modern. Whether it is the offices, the residences, restaurants or even the hospital, you see a very rich and slick Shanghai. Granted, it is about high fashion and the characters are all wealthy. Something I’ve noticed lately with many of the contemporary cdramas. Product placement is also front and center. Quite blatant and after 30+ episodes it can get a bit in your face.

The OST is catchy and worth downloading.

Leave your brains at home, just soak it in for pure entertainment and enjoy this perfectly imperfect show.
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Even they have different story, but they have similarities like: Both main leads are neighbor, The woman stalk the guy that she loves and does everything to meet him and enter his house,Both lead women do funny things, also there is a childhood friend who is in love with the lead woman, but the woman sees her as a friend, Both women are brave in love and they don't give up when the guy reject them.
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In both series the girl is an arrogant rich woman who after she loses her memory, she learns the true meaning of life.
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    jinnborn 14 days ago

    Just finished it and I enjoyed it. It was funny and I think it wasn't so draggy like some chinese drama, but I think we should name this drama 'A thousand break-up'.

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    Emaan Ali May 19, 2017

    I watched hole drama... some time its good funny but some time they annoy me ... anybody knows how many time they were break up with each other....

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    Whiskas8 May 14, 2017

    Dropped after the first half. Even if I love both the lead actor and actress, I just couldn't continue. The premise had potentials, but the writers chose to settle with the petty quarrels. I wish I could finish this some time in the future, and I hope it'll prove me wrong

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    pikadut May 12, 2017

    This drama so funny,recommend^^
    Every drama there must be a period of mellow it's okay..but in first and middle episode so funny and i'm enjoy it

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    saycheese May 11, 2017 - edited

    Don't recommend this. Plot doesn't develop, just gets repetitive. Divert your time to better dramas ~

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    shoetsukiyama Apr 16, 2017 - edited

    Just like everyone else in the comments section below, I had a really hard time sticking to this drama. Only started watching it because of Wang Kai and Joe Chen (both my favorites). Episodes 1-15 were great, but afterwards the plot got really messed up, the revenge, how Huo Xiao became too overprotective over a woman who doesn't reciprocate his feelings, how the two leads didn't trust each other, among many other problems. I can go on but I don't want to make my comment too long. This could've been better if it was only 16-20 eps long really.

    Anyways, you can definitely play a drinking to this one, a shot every time they broke up, every time Wei Wei falls, and every time a kabedon happens.

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    Ping Apr 13, 2017

    Way too long and draggy. If it was not because of Wang Kai, I would have dropped it not even mid way. This kind of drama should be 16 eps long.

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    Eky74 Feb 1, 2017

    I have to dropp this. I'm so sorry, because actors are very good! But the drama is so boring! I'm at ep 17 and for me it's enough. I hope to see Wang Kai and Chen Joe in a better serie...

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    MinaVIP Jan 22, 2017 - edited

    Is this a good drama? I don't mind spoilers. How are the characters and the plot?

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      nastou19 Feb 10, 2017
      Reveal Spoiler »
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    rationalbeings Jan 14, 2017

    this drama is so erratic. dropped at ep 15, i feel bad to have wasted my day coming so far. Second lead syndrome is too strong in this one as well. not worth the watch, but Joe Chen was charming in the episodes I managed to get through.

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    Nayomi7777 Jan 12, 2017

    I love this drama amazing chemistry, great actor and actress. This drama is so good highly recommend. Joe Chen and Wang Kai is my fav :))

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    NWCDH Jan 8, 2017 - edited

    Happy end ?

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    Kiseki Jan 7, 2017 - edited

    Best character in this drama is Leo, he's hilarious and super cute.

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      JoyceC Jan 7, 2017

      I totally agree. I also love how protective he is of WeiWei

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      QAS Jan 8, 2017 - edited

      The only character that I would rate highly, is Leo. He was funny, cute and wise, despite some immature moments.

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    Reader Jan 6, 2017

    Poor Huo Xiao

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    Meggie Chen Jan 5, 2017 - edited

    is anyone else having a hard time sticking to the drama? im not even motivated to finish it. the cast is great but the story line is SOOOOO boring

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      QAS Jan 8, 2017 - edited

      Yes! I had to step away from the drama, because I was not feeling empathy for Wei Wei and Yi Du. I decided to watch every five episodes, half-way in the drama. The last episode was okay. I was disappointed in Yi Du forgiving Mo Fan. Yi Du treated Wei Wei worse, but love is blind or stupid.


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    Dec 11, 2016 to Jan 3, 2017
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
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    Hunan TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    7.4 (scored by 503 users)
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