How would you get someone to fall in love with you again if you died and returned in someone else's body, and as a different gender?
This is a 4-part series, roughly 75 minutes total run-time.
STORY: The first part is wacky and a tad confusing but stick with it because it settles down and reaches its stride rather quickly and carries it all the way to the through the end credit read moreroll. There are also quite a few clichés but this has a HAPPY, even if a somewhat bittersweet, ending!
ACTING/CAST: The cast chemistry was great (well, only 3 people really get any real screen time). The main couple were fun to watch and there were a few hilarious bathroom scenes that as a guy I was cringing and laughing at the same time. Makes me wonder: do women really not know male bathroom etiquette? Well, watch the scenes and you'll see what i'm talking about.
MUSIC: The music was good though I don't speak the language. The sound quality had issues but this was most likely because I saw the English fan-subbed version.
REWATCH VALUE: Definitely will watch this again, next time with a good friend.
TL;DR: Starts out strange, quickly gets good, has some twists, and a happy ending!
I had no idea what this story was about. I watched it to scratch an itching boredom.
In the predictability meter, one would initially rate this very high. I, myself, grinned at how I thought I knew how the story would go. It was constantly light: nothing was totally aggravating nor was there something totally upsetting. One would get pissed at some point, but it'll just be like seeing a poop on read moreyour peaceful walk at the park--you see it, not step on it, and just continue walking. Then, you go back to that predictability meter and you'll find it static at 1%. Like, seriously, stop predicting the end and just enjoy the story.
The actors were good. I'm doing this review after watching all three stories, so I have done the "compare and contrast" among the actors. This gave the lightest feel among the three, but that doesn't mean the actors showed an inferior quality of acting. They delivered subtle acting without making me cringe and I think that's a good thing.
I have already watched this thrice and it still gives off that satisfying sigh followed by a lingering smile as the last episode's credit rolls. I don't think that happy aftermath would fade off even when I watch it a few more times. Wait, am I spoiling anything for you? Haha, the question is this... are you sure about your definition of a happy ending?
I have conflicting emotion about this one up until the end. I found it messed up that she died and it was suppose to be the other guy (lets call him G). I also found it messed up that G "died" so the girlfriend could have a second chance at her boyfriend. I actually thought G died and was never coming back but im glas he didn't.
What about all the memories that the girlfriend had while in G's body? did he just wake up kissing the boyfriend or does he have some idea (incomplete memories) of what happened in that week? Questios i need answered!!!!
This was... painful. I love BL and all kinds of cheesy romance, but.. If you put their struggles with love and self acceptance aside, then this is the true meaning of 'the moment you died, you were dead to me'. Again, putting the romance aside.
I think this one was my favourite of the HIStory series. I actually had to watch it a second time to see things I missed. Like, during the water bottle scene, I didn't notice that Mai Ying Xiong had taken out a second water bottle. It was very cute and funny.
I think I liked this story a little more than "Stay Away From Me" it was very touching, the ending was bittersweet ; - ; but still was cute <3 the chemistry between the leads was very good; at first I was like "aww is so sad that Gu Si Ren died and never got the chance to confess his feelings to Ying Xiong" and then after the kiss when he got his body back I teared a bit, I felt happy that they were finally together but at the same time sad for Lan Xi when she found out the truth :(
i was really puzzled with their choice of character names? until i realised that yingxiong is a hero, cause he brings a dead man (siren) back to life. yay. (yingxiong means hero in chinese and while siren doesn't have the right characters, it sounds pretty much the same as "dead person")
How dare you imply I had left a comment without finishing it ALL first!
*threatens Alex with a stick... not his stick, just a stick...a plain wooden stick*
*passive-aggressive tone* Girl, I had just woken up when episode 4 came out. Instead of being a normal human being (not saying I'm normal...) and having a proper meal first I had EP4 for breakfast + a 20 oz cup of hot coffee and a small fluffy pillow to bite into in case of emergency. If you've ever woken up with your face in a puddle of drool you know what happened to the pillow... it's still wet from excessive salivating. I won't be able to use it for another two/three days!
Yes, this I call "DEADication".
I'm in love with this show. ^ . ^
Taiwan No. 1!
Tell me when you're done watching it! I'd love to hear your thoughts. x^ ^x
Aww this was so cute. It's a little short but it's definitely worth the watch. Ying Xiong is one gorgeous piece of man candy that's for sure.The ending was a nice surprise too (although I did kind of feel cheated :/). Give this a try if you want something light and cute.