Absolute Boyfriend

Absolute Boyfriend (2012)

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The series is based on the Japanese shojo manga "Zettai Kareshi" by Watase Yu.
Manga Synopsis - Riiko (in the drama Guan Xiao Fei) is a girl unlucky in love. One day a strange-looking salesman gives her a business card for a website that sells "love figures" (androids designed for love-making). On the spur of the moment and without really understanding the implications, Riiko orders her perfectly made man for a 3-day read morefree trial, actually not realizing that after the trial she either has to pay an awfully big amount of money or return the robot. It so happens, that she actually starts liking the robot for real, naming him Night.
She has a best friend, who is secretly in love with her...
So here start the strange adventures of these 2 people...

  • Native title:

    絕對達令
  • Also Known as:

    Absolute Darling; Jue Dui Darling

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Starae
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Jun 25, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
It took me a while to decide to watch this drama and based on the reviews I thought it was going to be a lot better then what it was.

The upside to it is it's a good story and it gives you a lot of warm fuzzy feelings while watching it and you fall in love with the characters, especially Night.

The downside is if you're looking for a happy ending read more I would suggest looking elsewhere. I personally could of seen the ending go many different ways, but it left me feeling sad and empty and slightly disappointed more than anything.

The other downside is Hye Sun's voice is dubbed over and it was REALLY annoying at first but you got used to it towards the end.

In the end it's a good drama but I wouldn't say it's a must see unless you're a fan of Jiro Wang like myself. He was the only reason I watched this and continued it till the end.
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xeenatheprincesswarrior
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Feb 17, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
Congrats to the writer, Ms. Watase Yuu, her great works is just amazing! I was introduce to her first by Fushigi Yuugi, I actually have the anime in CD.

Back to business, I love this drama, it's full of funny scenes, romance and yeah, you will cry a river at the end. It will leave you an impression and an impact, I can't get over it for days (well, just for me, read more I wasn't able to get over that last episode, **sobs)... nah, I won't spill any spoiler here, so guys watch it. I love the ending OST sung by Jiro Wang himself (check his MV at youtube)

It's realistic but yeah, that's how it should be. But then nowadays, many are more bonded with electronics and stuff than being with real people right? haha.. just when you are supposed to go out but choose to be alone with your gadgets/computer at home instead...got the picture?

The main male lead is dashingly handsome and have a sizzling hot body that fits the character of being a Perfect Boyfriend, how I wish we also have here a robot like him waaaaaaahhhh wishes...hehehe... I love Jiro Wang!!! and Koo Hye Sun did a great job too as the female lead. But since she is a Korean, she was dubbed in Taiwanese.

I am requesting for a follow-up story... hope they have a special episode hehehe...

anyway, too much romance I could cry! watch and rewatch? Yes, indeed!!!!
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It's the Taiwanese drama version (with a korean as the lead actress)
Recommended by ninji
The Japanese version had the same core plot. However, the J version had way better story lines. After watching the J version, I felt like I want to become like the robot character not just because of the typical strength and special capabilities it has but due to the attitude it portrays to selflessly love someone. Check my review to see more why you should watch the J version.. :)
Recommended by kei_ryusaki

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    SimbiAni 10 days ago

    FYI, this is now on HULU! & omg, it is sooo cringeworthy lool, only seen the first ep so far, not sure if I can handle the rest tho I'd like to mainly just out of ~curiousity.. if only they didn't have such a tendency to exaaggerate eeverything (seemingly for "humourous" effect.. talk about FAiL!) & if the lead girl wasn't the whiniest baby ever! Oyy.. the boys ~are cuute tho, haha (of course) so at least there's that ;P

    ETA @ 10/26: 3 eps in & the chars are totally growing me, I'm so ~easy LOL pfft! Night is of course ~adorable, & when Xiao Fei isn't whining, she's actually quite cuute, lmao.. but the scene stealer is definitely "Asian! Alan Cumming", he cracks me up sooo much! (well, he's kind of a mix btwn AlanC & Martin Short, which if you're at all famil with those actors, their characters tend to be just as kooky / odd / weird as this one, rotfl)

    PS. An even better twist on the story would be if Mr Perfect fell for the neighbor boy.. lol, or if they could all live happily ever after in a cozy lil OT3 of domestic bliss.. siighh <3

    Would also like to note that despite the ~intended purpose of the "perfect lover" (being a physical relationship without consequences/etc), such a companion would be truly perfect for someone who craves the same emotional intimacy but without the burden or pressure of having to fulfill those kind of physical needs, ie for those who are just fine w/o all that kind of stuff, etc. If only a "soulmate" was as simple as an online order away, eh? xD

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    white-fire 10 days ago

    I'm curious, were there no other actresses that could have been Xiaofei? Like... maybe one that spoke the language for example? This is worse than watching an entire movie that's completely dubbed....

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    LittleBozSheep Apr 6, 2014
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    Epiphanie Mar 13, 2014
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    AlexB Feb 24, 2014

    I'd recommend watching it for the cute plot:), Jiro Wang, some very fun scenes, and not to forget the music which suits really well this drama.

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    SailorMoonRocks Jan 15, 2014

    I just finished watching this. Don't get me wrong, I like Koo Hye Sun, but I HATED the dubbing voice for her, the lip sync was totally off and her mouth would not move when there were lines. It must have also been difficult for the cast to communicate with her and act with her. This drama followed the manga, but I wish people would also check out the manga and Jdrama before judging Night. I didn't like the pronunciation or the subbing of Night (Nai Te), that irked me the most while watching. Jiro acted very well for Night, very believable but I still prefer the manga version of Night, as Night is more capable than how Jiro portrays him to be. I hope I don't sound too harsh on the actors & actresses... Please everyone else, READ THE MANGA AND WATCH THE JAPANESE VERSION!! Overall, this drama was very good and did follow the manga, which is a bonus!

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    lettuceloveHJ Jan 7, 2014

    Let me start off by stating that I almost dropped this drama due to Koo Hye Sun "cute & perky" acting and dubbing (I didn't like her in BOF either) but Jiro (beautiful eye candy) helped me ignore her. She wasn't as annoying towards the end and now I'm glad I completed this drama. I absolutely love the ending! It's sad, yet bittersweet, for the main couple but I wouldn't have it any other way.

    I totally recommend if you like Jiro Wang, he perfectly portrayed this character. It was a good thing Wu Chun dropped the role for his buddy since it was so fitting for Jiro. The man looks like he was carved out of stone! Jiro also lends his voice to two addicting songs on the accompanying soundtrack. The rest of the songs are equally beautiful.

    Now that I know how this story plays out, I'm hoping a Korean version will be produced with T.O.P. as the male lead. I would have a non-stop nosebleed!

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      0hellgirl0 Jan 7, 2014

      oh ya the songs lol
      i listen to jiro's song everyday on my way to college :P
      at first i was here for jiro then i liked Xie Ken he is sooooo cute _._

      dont go to his profile <.<

      yeah im (100%) with you

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    FatemehVIP Jan 4, 2014
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      Nana8 Feb 10, 2014

      You should watch the Japanese one too! They are both different stories, but in my opinion they are good in their own ways

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      FatemehVIP Feb 10, 2014

      T_T i wish i could watch whatever that is on my list but sure i will try it :)

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      Nana8 Feb 10, 2014

      I hope you can! :)

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      Epiphanie Mar 13, 2014
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    werwiewowas95 Oct 4, 2013

    Ok I just watched Ep '14-19' and it is nothing new they are just the old episodes :) For everyone who also wondered what these episodes meant

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    tricia2208 Oct 4, 2013

    i just saw that episode 19 was uploaded....??? i'm confused...

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    Shelly Sep 29, 2013

    Should I watch this. I love jirooooo I'm a big fan!! But I no this is a sad ending so idk. Thinking about it.

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    werwiewowas95 Sep 26, 2013

    I just saw that there is a 14th episode?

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    Ambitious_96 Sep 8, 2013

    shall I watch the Japanese or Taiwaese version?

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    0hellgirl0 Sep 2, 2013

    great looking guys and an ugly actress -.- but totally worth it

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    RhopalocerA Aug 31, 2013

    I'm on ep 3 right now. and I feel like dropping this..should I continue to watch? -.-

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      0hellgirl0 Sep 2, 2013

      dont stop i know that jundi sucks but keep watching its not bad i've seen the jap ver and this one isnt bad really i gave it 10* jiro is just aaaaaaaah <3

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      RhopalocerA Sep 8, 2013

      It's bad i'm not a fan of both lead.I really can't stand the main girl,the way she always plays with her lips annoyed me. i don't feel like watching this anytime soon,donno in the future..btw thanks 4 the response

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      lavikina15 Dec 1, 2013

      I'm with you, I dropped it too ! I was around 3 or 4 ep... couldnt bare Go hye sun either :/ (her acting :S), eventhough I actually thought jiro was donig a good acting job in this one

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      SailorMoonRocks Jan 15, 2014

      @EvaLovietta, I TOTALLY agree on the weird lip thing!! I only saw it a little in BOF but in here, she does it like there's no tomorrow!!!!! I HATED the lip movement!! I almost dropped this drama because of that!

Details

  • Country:

    Taiwan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    13
  • Aired:

    Apr 7, 2012 to Jul 1, 2012
  • Aired On:

    Saturday
  • Network:

    GTV
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 10 min.

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  • Score:

    6.9 (scored by 1,311 users)
  • Ranked:

    #2198
  • Popularity:

    #111

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