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...

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    Absolute Darling; Jue Dui Darling

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Jul 14, 2013
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 2.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I've seen most of the actors in other taiwanese dramas and so I ventured to watch this one mostly for Jiro. The only thing that was wrong with this version is Koo Hye Sun's acting. I loved her in Boys Before Flowers and liked her but this character or maybe her acting was just unbearable. her over the top expressions were a killer. I wasn't expecting much but I;ve seen the Japanese read more Version. I have also seen Jiro's acting and he was doing a good job in this. I gave up for the second time. This not even Jiro or the rest of the actors could save for me. I didn't even mind the dubbing but her acting was just bad.
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Nov 11, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 6.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
My 100th completed Drama. Yay!. I was excited to see it because I love Jiro Wang, the subject sounded funny, and I saw the music videos from the Soundtrack. BTW. I am so crazy about the song 'Pretend We Never Loved' by Jiro Wang, that I have probably watched the video on youtube a 100 times.
There was a lot of adorableness in the drama. I was drawn into the story and read more cared about the characters. I was really pleased with the lack of shrill voices and overacting, considering it is a Taiwanese drama. (I usually prefer Korean dramas) Really great cast, all around.
I was a little surprised about how the story ended. It was not your typical and they lived happily ever after ending. I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more about the person the Robot was modeled after . Overall, it is still an interesting story. I would recommend it to people who like Jiro Wang, B Sci-fi, and unrequited love.
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It's the Taiwanese drama version (with a korean as the lead actress)
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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.. :)
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    SimbiAni Oct 21, 2014

    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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      vinealle Nov 27, 2014

      I hate the lead girl too!! But I love Jiro as always~

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      SimbiAni Nov 28, 2014

      lol well I don't really "hate" ~her exactly, but the ~way she is written to totally OVERACT every single emotion & reaction, it's just beyond ridiculous & the way that the writers make her think about things is so ~illogical lol & actually, as I've progressed thru the series, I've seen the same style of bad writing happen to the boys too so it seems that they're not immune to it either, lol; but yes, the actors themselves are all good & doing the best with the material they have <3

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    white-fire Oct 21, 2014

    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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    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!


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    Apr 7, 2012 to Jul 1, 2012
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    1 hr. 10 min.


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