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
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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 7.5
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 5.5
  • Rewatch Value 6.5
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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In both the girl got her house destroy and end up living with the boy, the boy is quite mean with her but the mother want them to be a couple and try to put them together. They go to the same school. They are love triangle. The boy show interest and went bak...
The difference is the girl in kiss me is stupid and love the boy from the beginning, in Master Devil she is intelligent and does not like the boy at the beginning.
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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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    Niki 3 days ago

    Idk about anyone else but I actually really enjoyed this drama.

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    saycheese Jul 9, 2017 - edited

    Sigh synopsis has so much potential, but the drama was executed unpleasantly. There's no hook for me to continue watching. Like what many said, its a childish kind of drama and the target audience is more aimed towards teenagers. Towards the second half, I was forcing myself to watch with fast forwarding to see how it will end but found out there's a season 2?? lol. Modern chinese dramas/web dramas (aside from My Sunshine- the only chinese drama I truly enjoy) really has a long way to go.

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    Serin Jul 7, 2017

    A huge waste of time.

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    Cindy Hugh May 25, 2017

    The boy reminds me of hwang tae kyung from he's beautiful(korean)

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    ivy May 24, 2017

    the drama had interesting scenarios, i feel bad how it was poorly written tho, some scenes and events just don't add up to the plot, such a waste. I watched it till the end tho since I was curious, and some of the episodes were cute.

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    Jaylan May 10, 2017 - edited

    Does it look like boys over flowers or i am wrong ?? cause from the summary above i felt it was the same story
    cause i hated boys over flowers it was shallow, vapid & illogical at all
    ANY HELP ??

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      cityhunter83 May 14, 2017

      if you didnt like boys over flowers i doubt you'd enjoy something like this.

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      Jaylan May 14, 2017

      thank u so :(

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      Cindy Hugh May 25, 2017 - edited

      Just similar to it but not really. I guess its very similar in one scene where the girl was kidnapped and the boy let them beat him in exchange of not hurting the girl. Anyway some scenes are cute especially the interactions between both lead characters. Sone are cute, sweet, and funny. Even the scenes after the beating scene ;)

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      Jaylan May 26, 2017 - edited

      @cindy Hugh can't go through the same kind of drama again it was literally torture experiment for me i hated boys over flowers so :(

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    SapphireHeart4 May 6, 2017

    In episode 13 I could not stop laughing at Teacher Ma's run/ jog when we got onto the main female lead.

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    ujuj May 5, 2017

    i think this drama is kind of boring

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    Red May 5, 2017

    The only reason i watched 13 episodes of this before dropping it is because the boy Qi Lu reminds me of yang yang

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    himekoshirayuki Apr 30, 2017 - edited
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    loveanimeever Apr 24, 2017 - edited

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

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      Robert17 Apr 28, 2017

      Where can I find it, please?:)

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      loveanimeever Apr 28, 2017

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

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    Huruhi Apr 21, 2017

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

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    zentoshi_ Apr 20, 2017 - 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 Apr 22, 2017

      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 Apr 19, 2017

    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 Apr 18, 2017 - edited

    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....

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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    7.4 (scored by 1,141 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1656
  • Popularity:

    #18

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