In order to find out the truth about his mother's death, the heir of Feng Shang Group Shang Bo Ran joins a fashion magazine publisher while hiding his identity. There he meets his rival at work, the naive and optimistic Li Xiao Kui. Due to a strange combination of circumstances, the two bickering colleagues end up living together and gradually fall in love with each other.
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The writer tried to play on the viewer’s judgment of character but it failed to impress. Instead of focusing on character progression, they decided to do a complete 360 on two of the characters which could have been executed well if we could see the progression of this change instead of just throwing it out there in one episode. They try to salvage their mistakes later but it still somehow leaves a bad taste.
One of the main downfalls of this drama for me was the concept of depression, I don’t think the writer understands what “Chronic depression” is, I don’t recall them mentioning in the beginning so when it was brought up I was shocked, the character did not show any signs of depression in the beginning other than having some flashbacks so it was not anticipate it at all. (Also if you are triggered by such subjects please do refrain from watching as this topic is continued for a couple of episodes).
Another thing that I did not enjoy is the main female character. The writers tried to make her appealing by having her portray the innocent naïve girl who sees the good in everyone EXCEPT her boyfriend which is frustrating, it seemed like every single moment where he needed her to be by his side, she would either not trust him or completely support the person whom he is opposing. Honestly it was infuriating to see her laughing and having a good time knowing that her lover was in a bad state. Throughout the whole drama you are left to question her judgment and it’s quite frustrating.
On a more positive note, I really did like the friendship between Shang Bo Ran and Wang Xing Ren. You can see that Wang Xing Ren cares a lot for Bo Ran and it was quite fun to see them bickering. There are also many scenes where you see how they depend on each other and I enjoyed that a lot.