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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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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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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    ReilaNimu Apr 15, 2017
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    ReilaNimu Apr 14, 2017 - 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 Apr 15, 2017

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

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      ReilaNimu Apr 15, 2017

      I will keep that in mind. Thank you!

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    johlin Apr 13, 2017 - edited
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    Sueperstar Apr 12, 2017 - edited
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    Jemerald523 Apr 9, 2017

    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 Apr 8, 2017 - edited
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    PortciaGulli Apr 6, 2017 - edited

    I tried to keep going but the dub on it was just too annoying, should i continue and just mute and watch it or its not worth it?

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      moondust Apr 17, 2017

      Cant stand dubs either but if you decide to do Season 2 that one is not dubbed thank goodness

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      PortciaGulli Apr 22, 2017

      Why would they dub the first and not the second?

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    meraedda Apr 2, 2017
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    PKim Apr 2, 2017 - edited

    Is it me or does the lead actor look like I.M from Monsta-X.
    No? O.0 mkay!

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    ahtaena Apr 2, 2017 - edited

    hey guys I'm almost 28 and i really didn't enjoy it started with a kiss(all versions) but I've enjoyed a lot of other school dramas, should i give this a try?

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      AmandaMarta Apr 8, 2017

      Skip it.
      it's really childish.

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      ahtaena Apr 9, 2017

      oh thanks since no one answered i was going to watch it but now thanks to you i`ll skip thanks.

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      nikhat Apr 12, 2017

      i liked the drama ya its childish yet its a good drama to watch i really liked it you should give it a try

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    Ashleyxx Apr 2, 2017 - edited

    I really wanted to watch this. I tried to start it but the dubbing was just so awful and distracting. I've seen dramas where they've been dubbed but this was just... nope.

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    Parknara Apr 2, 2017 - edited

    it's a little childish :(

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      yarnie Apr 4, 2017

      what a little :o i hardly finished first episode and another half...

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      Parknara Apr 8, 2017 - edited

      hahahah yeah i agree, now i plan to skip and watch the season 2, hope their chemistry can increase

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    goldenseal50 Apr 1, 2017 - edited

    I thought this might be okay, but it is definitely a show for people under 20.

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    Elli Apr 1, 2017 - edited

    Me after watching the first episode: Nah, noway I'm gonna watch this.
    Me: *proceeds to bingewatch all the episodes*

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      LoveAsianWorld Apr 12, 2017

      I'm kind of feeling like that right now.
      Me watching the first episode: What kind of trash is this?!
      *continues to watch drama*

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    Akaisora Mar 31, 2017 - edited

    Could someone please tell me, is this a guy falls for girl/pursues her, or girl falls for guy/pursues him?


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    Jan 9, 2017 to Jan 15, 2017
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