Refresh Man

Refresh Man (2016)

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Zhong Yu Tang and Ji Wen Kai are childhood friends. Wen Kai's grades has always been normal but Yu Tang's grades were really good. After becoming adults and entering society, Yu Tang has entered the cosmetic world and has the chance to become the secretary of the new CEO. The CEO ended up being Ji Wen Kai! And their story continues..

  • Native title:

    後菜鳥的燦爛時代

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kittykit
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Jun 29, 2016
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
Start : 8.5/10
Middle: 6.5/10
End: 9/10

Ahh 17 weeks and its over! *sad face* Refresh Man was the first Taiwanese drama I watched, and I’ve got to say, I loved every moment of it! (except for the one episode per week, it was terrible!!) The story was pretty standard, nothing overly excitable but it was still delivered very well and captured my interest majority of the time. The middle did drag read more in my opinion, maybe just after that half way mark but the story picked up towards the end, and it was very suspenseful and left me wondering what was going to happen next! Aaron Yan (so charming ;-;) and Joanne Tseng have great chemistry, the friendship and romance between the two is very cute, overall they played their roles very well, and I look forward to watching more dramas by the two in the future! The rest of the cast also did a solid job, Lene Lai was brilliant, she was probably my favourite character! Refresh Man shows determination and hard work through the characters and their roles, and if you’re new to Taiwanese dramas like I was definitely give this a try, or if you just love romance and business-like themes I hope you will enjoy Refresh Man as much as I did!
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purplenette
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Jun 27, 2016
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
Refresh Man is a sweet romance with some corporate games thrown in. The corporate story is good, but nothing that is intense or gripping. I felt like it was predictable and sometimes boring. However, if you look at it from the love story side of it, then it is beautiful and fun. It is a little cheesy at times, but it seemed to go with the flow of the story. The side read more stories for each character actually add to the story and to the understanding of the male lead. Also, it helps with character development. I think the ending was well done, but could have spent more time on the lead couple.

I don't watch many Taiwanese dramas, so I don't know the actresses well. I wonder if Tseng Joanne is a popular actress. She drove me crazy with that frown look. Very rarely in this drama was she smiling naturally. I don't know how to explain my aversion to her acting, but she is pretty. She did an ok job as Zhong Yu Tang. I didn't think she had any chemistry with Ji Wen Kai played by Yan Aaron. Maybe it was because they knew each other since high school. I hear Aaron plays a lot of CEOs. I can see why since he does it well. He was efficient but not cold. I enjoyed his character a lot. This is the second time I have watched Lee Jack play the second lead. In this one he was more of a jerk as Wang Zi Yu. He is cute though. LOL The other actors are good also.

Some of the music I really enjoyed and some of it I absolutely hated. Lalalalalalala

I won't rewatch this.

If you like romance where the guy loves the girl from beginning to end, then this is the drama for you.
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Both drama contain office love.
Also got emotional confused.
Love rivals are also have close relationship with main lead.
Recommended by KarishaNove
Aaron plays pretty much the same role (CEO of a company) and the female lead also works for the company.
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    ponnu 5 days ago

    the best thing about this drama is that unlike other asian dramas the 2nd female lead is not negative or grey shaded.. she is extremely dignified and trustworthy..
    except that there is nothing special in the drama
    the lead's chemistry is good but the drama gets boring after they enter into a relationship.. i skipped a lot of scenes after they got together

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    gracw 6 days ago

    also the reason they were "recommending" the product was that they said "it could make your skin whiter" which just puts the fucking cherry on top

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    gracw 6 days ago

    p.s im pretty sure its in episode 12 if you wanna find it, it wont be on viki because they removed the scene, go watch it on kissasian,if its not there try youtube, i downloaded if off there so the episode should be easy to find, also idk why people below aren't talking about this and hyping it up so much.....

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    gracw 6 days ago

    honestly im just here to warn you guys, you WILL get offended because this show had a scene with blackface in it, yes they decided it was fucking necessary to put that in this show, that i was actually fairly enjoying.....did wanna punch the main in the face though, also im super disappointed in Aaron yan, he was one of my favorite actors, but now that hes starred in a show like this, im upset, and removing him from my favs list, he was even up there with fucking ji changwook like gosodkdjdjdjdjdkfjf, this show is definitely NOT a watch, i posted the scene on my instagram, whats stranger was how long it took to find the scene... like did people just let this pass by? if this was a korean drama people would be furiated, i dont get it,anyways i downloaded a whole episode for it so people better thank me lol, but forget that, basically in the scene a guy dressed up like he was "black" which i found so dumb and stereotypical, and...well wore blackface, his coworkers then proceeded to do the dumbest idea ever, pretending they just met this "black man".
    then he started talking in shitty English and talked like he was "hip" even MORE stereotypical, then they just made this dumb scene with them recording the guy buying their company's product, anyways another problem at hand was that it was ABSOLUTELY unnecessary, they could've easily pretended they were a foreigner from canada or something, trying to"change" your race for a stupid video is just fucking dumb, i don't know how those people even have jobs, with their pathetic and non creative mindset, and now lets get to the worst part, the fact that they probably KNOW its bad, it was 2016 when this came out not 1999, if your still ignorant to this day you need a slap in the face,he also wore an afro wig....if thats important i guess, anyways they are so fucking dumb to think their idea would work, sure in their dumb show it would, but in real life everyone could obviously tell that he was NOT black, i see blackface so much in asian culture, im very sorry to the people who liked this show or wanted to give it a try, very sorry that a show had a chance to be good but was ruined by one disgusting action, -Wook

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    Maja Jul 11, 2017

    One question. If so many of you are not pleased with the way Aaron Yan is acting why don't you watch someone else and piss off?
    I liked this drama a lot. Thanks to him. <3 Maybe I'd say that the plot was a little boring from time to time, but the romance was cute though. ^^
    Nice and light, like for a night to watch with a friend.

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    Whiskas8 May 14, 2017

    Boring. Tried so hard to finish this one. A typical Aaron Yan drama

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    forever_shawol Feb 18, 2017

    Hated Just You this one is cute though
    I like it and happy it's 17 eps Tdramas tend to go downhill and gets draggy

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    Helen Jan 5, 2017

    I have no comment on this drama.. Tbh I watched it because of Yan Aaron and his acting from Just You, but this drama got me so irritated to the point of wanting to quit watching halfway through episode 1.

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    cityhunter83 Dec 29, 2016 - edited

    i am very discouraged by the comments that this gets worse b/c i really don't like Aaron Yan's character and if this is what you consider "romantic" i feel sorry for you. i'm on ep 10 and have only seen maybe 10 collective minutes so far where WenKai isn't being an awful, petty emotionally stunted human being who is using abuser logic to justify his treatment of Yutong.

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      twinklelie Jan 1, 2017

      I finished it, but good lord it was awful... The "romance" part starts late and isn't very interesting... All I could hear or see was soap here, soap there... meh. If you're looking for some Aaron Yan's dramas, this one is a big no.

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      cityhunter83 Jan 1, 2017

      yea, i dropped it. not that great. Aaron Yan needs a new agent. Fall in Love with me aint exactly poppin off either. :/

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      Stepkdramafan226 Apr 17, 2017

      Yeah I kinda dropped it. I like Aaron in Just You but after that I am not seeing any quality drama from him.

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    Sonao Nov 1, 2016

    Nothing about Aaron yan drama is boring....it's so good to watch his drama I don't regret spending hours over this drama

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    jxsilicon9 Sep 28, 2016

    This is so boring. I don't know anybody can make it through all episodes

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    SarahWang Sep 18, 2016
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    Kat Aug 11, 2016 - edited

    Am I the only one seeing the resemblance between the female lead and Shin Min Ah? Aside from the fact that they're both drop dead gorgeous

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    LinLi Aug 8, 2016

    The leads were good the story was good but soon after they became a couple their love seemed to be a certain level and the rest of the story is mostly focused on the soap product. The cast was great the 15 episodes was great but soon after it was somewhat boring into the 16th episode until the end.

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    cllanti Jul 28, 2016

    This drama was good at first then just got more and more boring. Maybe it's because I actually liked the leads better before they got together. They were sweet and the actors tried hard, but for me the chemistry just wasn't there.

Details

  • Country:

    Taiwan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    17
  • Aired:

    Mar 6, 2016 to Jun 26, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Sunday
  • Network:

    SET TV
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 30 min.

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  • Score:

    7.8 (scored by 1,896 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1044
  • Popularity:

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