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
27 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 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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    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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    Wolfie689 Mar 29, 2017

    I'm only on episode 13 and this is literally HanaDan/BoF & Playful Kiss/Itazura na Kiss rolled into one drama!

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    silvermcv Mar 25, 2017

    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 Mar 25, 2017

    I'm a little disappointed...

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    XiaoZhanoppa Mar 24, 2017 - 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 Mar 24, 2017

      Watch season two

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      silvermcv Mar 25, 2017

      their relationship develops more in season 2

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      XiaoZhanoppa Mar 25, 2017

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

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    HoneyXHoney Mar 23, 2017

    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 Mar 22, 2017

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

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    Hennie Mar 22, 2017 - edited

    Fully subbes on kissasian! :)

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    YangChaerin Mar 21, 2017

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

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    Vixin24 Mar 21, 2017

    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 Mar 21, 2017 - 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 Mar 21, 2017 - 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 Mar 24, 2017

      Thanks!:)

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      themarchioness Mar 25, 2017 - 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 Mar 25, 2017

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

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    UltimateFangirl Mar 21, 2017 - 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 Mar 21, 2017

      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 Mar 20, 2017 - 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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      Tel Mar 20, 2017

      Thanks for the update Fangirl

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      UltimateFangirl Mar 21, 2017

      that's what MDL family is for:)

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      Tel Mar 21, 2017

      <3 to MDL family!

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:

    7.3 (scored by 1,075 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1640
  • Popularity:

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