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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6 days ago
  • 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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Plot has some similarities such as the heroine needs to move into the male lead's house. His mom wants them to get together. The male lead is mean at first. Both are high school romances.
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"Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me" is like combination of Hana Yori Dango and Itazura na Kiss! :)
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    silvermcv 4 days ago

    they should have made the eps 30 minutes each and make it into just one season with 23 episodes, but anyway the show is funny and cute. I like it.

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    darkangel662008 4 days ago

    I'm a little disappointed...

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    XiaoZhanoppa 5 days ago - edited

    Fucking ending!!!! At first it is so cute until episode 22.... But the ass the director is cliffhanger. I am going to rate it 10, but then the ending T^T

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      Alizey Khan 5 days ago

      Watch season two

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      silvermcv 3 days ago

      their relationship develops more in season 2

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      XiaoZhanoppa 3 days ago

      yah. i see it until ep 9..... but, it seems that he liked his ex again T^T

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    HoneyXHoney 5 days ago

    Worst ending ever even if it´s just first season -.- but okay i hope the 2nd season will bring more romantic between those 2 i like them together :)

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    Vixin24 6 days ago

    The male teachers judging the female student's beauty contest is so creepy! Especially the really old principal! Ewwwww

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    Hennie 7 days ago - edited

    Fully subbes on kissasian! :)

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    YangChaerin 7 days ago

    Season 2 is getting good so far. I'm enjoying it.

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    Vixin24 7 days ago

    Usually I would find this kind of humour so cringy and cheesy but for some reason I find it so funny here! I love this show, it makes me laugh so much!

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    Sara si 8 days ago - edited

    Can somebody explain what An Chuxia gave as a birthday present? I didnt get what "grave clothes" meant in the subs

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      Sophilicity 7 days ago - edited

      Although I'm not sure what was written at the back, but from what I know of tradition, during a funeral you usually have to wear white (well Chinese (maybe even Asian from what I've experienced), so a white shirt which I presume has writing referring to a passing aha?

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      Sara si 5 days ago

      Thanks!:)

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      themarchioness 3 days ago - edited

      This is a play on words. On the shirt she gave him for his birthday, she sewed the character “shou” on its back. By itself, it means “long life," and is something you would wish a person on their birthday. When you put it together with the character for “shirt" (which is "yi"), though, “shou yi” means a shroud (grave clothes),

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      Sara si 3 days ago

      Now it all makes sense! Thanks a lot! :)

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    UltimateFangirl 8 days ago - edited

    I'm happy to announce that subs for all episodes are out on YouTube! thanks to everyone who was involved in subbing:) :)

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      Tel 7 days ago

      Thanks for giving the goodnews, just came from work and was on MDL and saw this, happy :) My thanks to all subbers of MDDKM

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    UltimateFangirl 9 days ago - edited

    subs are up to 18 so far on youtube guys...there's people dedicating their time on this now..there's like new subs everytime i check:)

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    GraceLee 9 days ago

    I'm enjoying this drama really :) Makes me feel young

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    AnanyaS 9 days ago

    Oh my gosh, literally every episode is sooooo cheesy and cliché. I don't think I mind it that much, though.

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    BAEBunnij 9 days ago - edited

    I saw this subbed on youtube I was a bit lost when it came to humor of it reminded me of a cartoon. The poster is very misleading because it looks like cute yet romantic show but I didn't get that vibe watching the first episode had to dropped it.

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      I know it didn't have as many cute scenes as I was expecting but honestly the ones that are there are worth the wait found it really cute

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      BAEBunnij 6 days ago

      That's great that you enjoyed it!

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    Tel 10 days ago - edited

    They have subbed only 10episodes.. is there any site where they have all English subbed episodes?

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      Hennie 9 days ago

      I found it subbed up to ep 16 only (so far)

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      Tel 8 days ago

      Thanks for the update!

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:

    7.7 (scored by 360 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1063
  • Popularity:

    #54

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