Miss in Kiss

Miss in Kiss (2016)

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After an earthquake destroyed Xiang Qin's house, she and her father moved in with the family of her father's college buddy, Uncle Ah Li. To her surprise, the kind and amicable aunt and uncle are the parents of her cold and distant schoolmate Jiang Zhi Shu, a genius with an IQ of 200 whom not too long ago rejected her endless crush on him. Will the close proximity give her a second read morechance to win Zhi Shu's heart? Or, will her love for him end under his cold words? What happens when there is competition for his heart?

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Famous classic drama It Started with a Kiss to be Remade!!
The Taiwanese version of the classic drama It Started With a Kiss will be remade using an all new cast. Will it live up to the success of the original?

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9 days ago
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.5
Story: This is a story that's been with me for a long time. I started with the anime, and have then watched the other drama remakes over time, so it will be hard for me not to compare in this review.
It's not a unique story to say the obvious. It's very cliche, but it's a guilty pleasure of mine to re-watch different versions of this cute story. I've watched the Korean read more and Japanese version, but I have to say, I think out of all the remakes, I like this one the most. I felt that the other versions lacked something that this one had, and that's individuality. While the others felt like just another cliche, Miss In Kiss acknowledged that it was a story that's been done before and added it's own tune. The vibe this drama gave off was very cute and light hearted; it was easy to watch, especially with the short episodes. No sub plots were dragged out and the pacing this drama had felt right. I actually don't think there's anything I dislike about this drama other than the fact that I thought a few scenes and reactions could have been done a bit differently.

Acting/Cast: I felt that the characters in this version was the most believable. Zhi Shu didn't act like a cold emotionless psychopath like the other versions portrayed him to be, and I was glad to actually see him smile and cry whenever he needed to. He was much more human and realistic while still keeping the stereotype of an intellectual yet cold guy, I really enjoyed Lee Dino's take on this character. I loved Yue Qin in this as well, she wasn't as obsessed like in the Japanese version. She was just a normal girl who had a crush on a guy, but just couldn't let go. She was a very cute character.
Yue Qin and Zhi Shu's relationship was well developed, in no way did I feel their progress was rushed or could have been done better. I liked Ah Jin and Zi Yu in this version the most as well, they had much more character and I didn't feel that they were just getting in the way of the two leads.

Music: The OST was very cute and matched the vibe of the drama perfectly. I usually don't focus too much on the music in a show unless it really stands out, I found the soundtrack quite catchy and original.

Re-watch Value: If I'm ever in the mood for a light hearted and fluffy story, I might consider watching certain episodes than the whole thing, but I wouldn't mind watching the whole thing again either.

Overall: I feel that this drama did a great job in making it's own version of the story. It didn't feel like just another re-make, it felt original and stood out from the rest. I look forward to a possible season 2.
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20 days ago
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Best tv series ever I want more.. I will be mad if they I don't see a season two.. the cast was great everything was great even though it was a remake of something I love and now I grow to love this one as well.. amazing..
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This is a Thai version of the Japanese manga Itazura na kiss, it has a different feel to all the other versions.
Recommended by Rebeccaabena
I know it's older than the others recommended, but it's really the one that started them all. Like all of the adaptations, the plot strays a little from the source material.
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    Gamer Girl88 4 hours ago

    I really,Love this version because I can understand what they are talking about even if its not in english. I love these kinds of tv shows tho one is by far my favorite and so are the actors

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    eoniii 16 hours ago - edited

    I swear I'm going to fail my exam a while back in school.
    It's nothing special compared to other versions and the real story tho..
    It's actually my least fav out of all..
    But the plot is really good that I can't help watching the same story all over again.

    The main leads here, I don't really like. They're not really good in acting.
    I really like GYT (Jin Zhi Zhu) tho!
    He's really into his role and he's really good looking!! Looking forward for more of him!

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      MysticLullaby 7 hours ago

      Others have said that too but I didn't see anything wrong with their acting, i thought it was good and I really enjoyed their performances.

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    missraichyl 7 days ago
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    AnnGominho 7 days ago

    diminuíram o tempo dos episódios e aumentaram a quantidade deles... Focaram mais no casal, tirando algumas cenas ótimas com outros personagens... mas como todas as outras versões, deixaram os detalhes principais. Gostei de terem mostrado mais o lado do "Naoki"/Zhi Shu... minha versão preferida ainda é a Love in Tokyo, mas gostei dessa versão também!

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    missraichyl 9 days ago

    This series is subbed on kissasian and on netflix, for anyone who wants to watch

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    bojinator 10 days ago

    I love the second male lead (o @ o) he's such an awesome dude...SLS

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    NEPNamstar 10 days ago - edited

    is there gonna be season 2 for this version?

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      Gamer Girl88 4 hours ago

      I really hope there is because so far, this show makes me really happy :D I love it so much

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    marisols12 10 days ago - edited

    I really like all the versions, for me the Thai one kiss Me is one of my favorite because of their chemistry, but I actually enjoyed this one also, I'm glad I gave it a chance.

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    Airtox 11 days ago - edited

    I want to watch it but I'm not sure if this one can top tha thai version of KISS ME. In fact I watched all versions of it started with a kiss but not this one. I dont wanana waste any time watching if its not that good

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      MysticLullaby 11 days ago - edited

      I remember I liked Kiss Me, it's my least favourite adaption but it was good in it's own right but it was so different than the actual story of Itazura Na Kiss I've never really considered it to be the same story.

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      Ferz Parayno 6 days ago - edited

      Kiss me also my top version,because they give reason why the lead guy was cold to the lead girl.I also like the other versions
      but I hated the lead guy in those versions.

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      MysticLullaby 6 days ago - edited

      But the lead guy in those versions are who the actual character is, he is meant to be cold, the Thai version was not actually the real story so I think if someone prefers that they don't really like the Itazura Na Kiss story tbh lol also one could argue that he was actually worse in the Thai version because he wasn't even cold to her until he started to date the other girl, which means he kissed her all the time and got her hopes up just to drop her which made him a douche rather than the original Naoki in all the other version who never got her hopes up and lead her on just to drop her, it was her that never gave up and left him alone. I personally think the Taiwanese versions show his feelings the best as well as being true to the real story, and the Japanese version is probably truest to Naoki's character. I just consider Kiss Me it's own thing.

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    MysticLullaby 11 days ago - edited

    I loved this version like I love all the others <3 I think it's my new second favourite after it Started With A Kiss (Clearly Taiwan does it the best to me) so I'm really hoping for a second season >.< Sadly the ratings in Taiwan weren't good but the ratings in China I think were good and well if many watch it on Netflix maybe a second season would come from it.

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      tora_pl 9 days ago

      finally!!! :D thanx for info

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    Kari 13 days ago - edited

    Dino is actually really.... fine. They way they styled his character is so miss leading. Also did ppl know he's actually in a band. I'm so shocked . ( ig: mr.lucy__ )

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      MysticLullaby 11 days ago

      He is good looking BUT MY GOD WAS HIS HAIR HORRENDOUS lol who the hell styled it.

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    Kari 13 days ago

    There's definitely a season two Esther Instagram she's still hangoung out with the cast. With miss in kiss hashtaged. I really hoping my assumptions are right. ( ig: esther_xinti )

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    Kari 13 days ago

    I finished it ugh I love it soo much. At First it was to similar but after like ep 10 it really picked up and became its own thing. I love it just as much as the others. I hope there's a season 2

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    dearnadallas 15 days ago - edited

    I liked it at the start... but then I just became dissapointed.
    The male lead's acting progressively got worse. I could not believe in his feelings at all by the time the last episode hit. This is the first time I really wanted her to end up with the second lead.
    Also the writers made some scenes better by cutting them shorter, but then they also did this in the scenes that were most important and contributed to the major emotions. The scenes got cut off before I could feel anything, and that ruined a lot of it.

    Makes me want to rewatch the japanese version again, although I only rewatched that two months ago XD

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      MysticLullaby 11 days ago

      It's funny because I thought this version showed his feelings the best :P apart from ISWAK ^^

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      Sweetiepea 6 days ago - edited

      I think the Kiss Me --Thailand version really shows his feelings more than all of the Kiss dramas. The turn off for me in this drama is the lead actress--can't act and she looks old.

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      MysticLullaby 5 days ago - edited

      Not really though, because Kiss Me does not follow their canon characters or storyline, it's kind of it's own thing. Also he actually came off as more of a douch in the Thai version because he wasn't even cold like the character is meant to be, he kept leading her on through the whole thing, kissing her all the time and getting her hopes all high and then he just drops her when he starts dating the other girl, while the canon character in all the other versions never got her hopes up like that, he never lead her on, it was her that chose never to leave him alone. Also his feelings in Kiss Me mainly came from when they were children as he said once you love someone you never really stop, while they never knew each other as children etc. so I just don't see Kiss Me as Itazura Na Kiss, it's too different. While Miss in Kiss and It Started With a Kiss follow the manga very accurately and showed his feelings the way they were shown and a bit extra to make it better, and the Japanese version was most true to Naoki's character.

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      Sweetiepea 5 days ago

      Actually, all of the Kiss dramas have their own take on the magna. It Started With A Kiss is the one that sticks with it more that all the others and is also my favorite. In this new drama, the actors can't act and the lead female looks too old and the wide eyes innocence doesn't work either. I think all the males in the Kiss dramas lead the female on and then push her aside to save the family business. I like all the Kiss dramas, including the anime and the magna; however, I don't care for this new Kiss drama.

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      MysticLullaby 5 days ago - edited

      I know they all have their own take due to cutural and other differences but they all sticked to the actual plot of the manga while Kiss Me did not, and yes I know ISWAK followed the manga the most, I said the Japanese was truest to Naoki's character which it was, Naoki rarely showed his feelings in the manga. Also how does the lead in Miss in Kiss look old? lol she looks like 13 years old. Well I enjoyed her acting and thought she made a great Kotoko so that's personal preference. No actually, he didn't lead her on in any of the other versions hence why she always believed he hated her until he confessed, she would just never give up on him, Naoki never led her believe he had feelings for her, only Kiss Me did so it made it worse when he got engaged. I like all versions too, but Kiss Me strayed way further than any of the other versions, it had very little from the manga, Naoki in it was just not accurate to his character, most of his feelings came from them being kids and that's just not true. I mean Kotoko even rejected him in the rain scene LOL Kotoko would never in a million years do that, she is obsessively in love with him. I do like Kiss Me, but I liked it as a drama not as an Itazura Na Kiss adaption. So I just don't think it can qualify as being the "best" adaptation of showing his feelings etc.


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    Dec 8, 2016 to Mar 4, 2017
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    30 min.


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