Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me

Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me (2017)

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The story follows our heroine who after losing her mother, is in the custody of a rich family (the male lead's family). She's then allowed to attend a high school with prestige with him. There, people call him Master Devil, he'll always make her pass for difficult moments. ~ Based on the novel of the same name written by Jin Xia Mo.

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Jayne
23 people found this review helpful
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Feb 21, 2017
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 3.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
A very easily enjoyable, light-hearted show with classic romance-comedy tropes that ended up unconsciously becoming addictive to watch and hard to stop (especially at the end of Season 1...) (*trying my best to be objective in this review*)

While Master Devil uses many familiar romcom tropes reminiscent of Itazura na Kiss and Hana Yori Dango (amongst others), the show stands out well in being a GOOD well-written romcom WITHOUT all the unnecessary read more angst, frustration over stupid/extreme characters or developments, and exaggerated/pointless drama.

The plot is well-balanced and well-written in being reasonable in its developments, while staying true to the classic tropes of romcoms. There is not only a good balance of romantic development between the leads, but also ample time given for the female lead Chu Xia to independently develop her own story arcs and interactions with other characters without the male lead.

The plot is written in a more realistic way for instance, such that it is NOT a girl-against-the-whole-world trope like the desperation felt in Hana Yori Dango. Similarly, the characters are also written quite distinctively and developed in a reasonable way. Contrary to the title, male lead Qi Lu really isn't an ass at all, even if he may be unfriendly. Many of the supporting characters are really nice, and even the antagonists themselves aren't completely irrational or hateful in their behaviour.

Admittedly still, there is still about ~10% of plot development that doesn't quite make a lot of sense and requires suspension of disbelief, e.g. the first episode lol. (But all will be well once you get over that bridge.) However, I feel like the amazingly funny/cute character interactions would completely make up for this~ (especially interactions with the male lead ;))

It was really a breeze completing this show, helped by its short 20-minute episode length and addictive previews. Forgiving the laughable CG (from the first ep) and not-that-great OST due to its lower web-cdrama budget, the young actors and plot still held the show up well and hit all the right notes for me in delivering almost everything I'd have wanted to see in a classic romcom, without the frustration.

That being said, it's EXTREMELY important to leave a disclaimer that these 23 episodes is NOT a completed story and will be directly continued in the upcoming Season 2 (which I'm still dying in anticipation for). Hence, with the HUGE POTENTIAL for romantic development being left in the air for Season 2 to pick up from, I have been left in a state of withdrawal, which also makes for the high rewatch value of the show, simply from being classic, light and cute.
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SailorTrash
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Mar 23, 2017
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Honestly if you are looking for some light fluff then this is the series for you. The story isn't terribly complex but it does have some interesting bits to stick around for. Although it has some cliches, it surprisingly strays away from some of the major ones. If you can get past the first two episodes which were a bit cringy then you are sure to stick around. This series is ongoing read more and it's relatively easy to bingewatch.
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The Mom's in these are very similar. Both seem way to excited about getting their son together with a girl that most rich drama mom's would be trying to pay to stay away. Has some similarly corny characters and overacting. Her childhood friend, who is always around to have her back, is very similar to the second lead. there is also kind of a class A class B rivalry. The only real difference is that the leading lady, in Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me, is not head over heels for the leading man. It also appears to me that he likes her first..
Both are fluffy, fun, and adorable.
Note: I watched Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me, right here on MyDramaList !!!
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The Mom's in these are very similar. Both seem way to excited about getting their son together with a girl that most rich drama mom's would be trying to pay to stay away. Has some similarly corny characters and overacting. Her childhood friend, who is always around to have her back, is very similar to the second lead. there is also kind of a class A class B rivalry. The only real difference is that the leading lady, in Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me, is not head over heels for the leading man. It also appears to me that he likes her first..
Both are fluffy, fun, and adorable.
Note: I watched Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me, right here on MyDramaList !!!
Recommended by kdramasinpajamas

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    himekoshirayuki 15 minutes ago - edited
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    loveanimeever 6 days ago - edited

    Finally completed the same name novel :0 damn long~900+ chapters...

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      Robert17 2 days ago

      Where can I find it, please?:)

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      loveanimeever 2 days ago

      I think you can just search the novel name online? :0

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    Huruhi 9 days ago

    In reading the synop, the drama looks like Itazura na kiss

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    zentoshi_ 10 days ago - edited

    Dropped after 5 eps, I really couldn;t keep up with the story. I felt like it was jumping from one scene to the next. ._.

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      CatoCat 8 days ago

      I'm the same. I was like how we reached at this stage? Then there are bad subs. This show lacks all kind of coherence.

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    alexa 11 days ago

    I'm hoping that there's more actual romance in S2??? Like I'm on episode 20 of S1 and QiLu can barely admit to himself that he like ChuXia??? And she's shown 0 indication of having any romantic feelings for him... I was expecting more than this at this point in the series

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    annazabc 12 days ago

    Still unsure why i watched this... and cant be bothered with sezson 2... just jumped right to last ep since ending of season one wasnt an ending....

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    CheriLyn 13 days ago - edited

    Is anybody else weirded out by how skinny the male actors' are? I mean their arms in those school shirts look soooo skinny.

    Is this a trend in C-actors?

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      Samurajka 12 days ago

      Main and second lead are both 18 in real life, so it's kinda normal they are skinny.
      I think in East Asia (excluding Korea) they prefer young guys to be tall and skinny. Plus, this is shojou themed drama, and most men in shojou mangas are skinny, :)

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    Samurajka 13 days ago - edited

    What's with the ending? They just skipped the event and continued with the next season. We don't know what happened to her... O.o

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      Samurajka 4 days ago

      Wah, thank you!! I watched it on DC, and it looks like they skipped this episode. Thanks again! :D

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      AfanahKhan 3 days ago

      You'er welcome ^-^ ...I was also watching on DC, but something seemed off, so I double checked with my other site

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    eoniii 13 days ago - edited

    Very fast paced in the beginning then turned real slow.
    In my opinion, it shouldn't have gotten a second season. Two seasons should've been merged together. The first season is like a fragment of the story, not much of a progress between the leads.
    Both leads are very good looking tho, but everything else... so-so.
    WATCHABLE.

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    ReilaNimu 15 days ago
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    ReilaNimu 16 days ago - edited

    This is like my Japanese animes. Also my first Chinese drama, gotta say there are some beautiful places and people in China.

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      venetia ponds 15 days ago

      Then you will love "Love O2O" It's a Chinese drama that is beautiful, romantic and light.

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      ReilaNimu 15 days ago

      I will keep that in mind. Thank you!

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    johlin 17 days ago - edited
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    Sueperstar 18 days ago - edited
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    Jemerald523 21 days ago

    I really enjoyed this drama..
    Episode 1 and 2 is kinda weird but after that, the story gets better. I like the characterization.
    Its not perfect but I enjoy it

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    Kikka 22 days ago - edited
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Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    23
  • Aired:

    Jan 9, 2017 to Jan 15, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Network:

    QQLive
  • Duration:

    20 min.

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  • Score:

    7.5 (scored by 772 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1385
  • Popularity:

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