Love Actually

Love Actually (2012)

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Lee Da Hae is Wang Xiao Xia, a naturally talented chef who works part-time jobs to scrape by as she supports her nephew Yang Guang. Due to a mistake by the real estate agent Chen Hao Jie, Xiao Xia gets swindled by her landlord, leaving her homeless. With nowhere to go, Hao Jie takes Xiao Xia back to his house for the time being. Turns out the Chen family owns a very read moreprominent restaurant chain. Through a series of misunderstandings, Xiao Xia is mistaken as Hao Jie’s girlfriend. But their odd behavior leaves the other Chen son Hao Feng suspicious of the real relationship.

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Feb 16, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
This story revolves around a young lady struggling to survive on her own while caring for her young nephew. It started out very interesting and realistic, with the hardships she had to encounter to survive.

Now to the nitty gritty.
Acting: I felt the acting in this was good, for the most part the characters emoted realistic feelings. The more stone-faced character by Joe Cheng was portrayed correctly, but I was disappointed read more to see him type-caste in the same melancholy persona as ISWAK. It made this drama at times frustrating, because they used his uncommunicative and passive character to create unnecessary drama, while at other times he was extremely decisive and outspoken. I've seen him in The Rose, and know he can do so much more. Lee Da Hae did a great job as a protagonist, especially if you like those type who are almost TOO good and self-sacrificing to be true.

As a warning, voices ARE dubbed over (a Korean is playing a Chinese role), so if that annoys you, this drama is NOT for you.

Storyline: Moved along smoothly from 1 crisis to the next. Having seen my fair share of dramas, it is safe to say this drama included everything from jealous, maneuvering ex-girlfriends, past family feuds, hostile business take-overs, fake pregnancies, debt collectors, love-triangles, and annoying side-characters. There is, as any 34 episode drama would have it, too much dialogue about food and life towards the end of the series, but the positive side is they allowed character development to progress more naturally.

Overall, I'd rate this drama at a 6, to low 7, mainly because this wasn't a "new" plot or storyline, and in order to keep my attention and interest, you'd have to have "outstanding" acting to balance that out.
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    LinLi Oct 12, 2016

    If you want to watch this drama just watch the first 2 episodes because the story became to suck and drag.

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    3ngin33r Nov 17, 2014

    Midway it just blew up

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    Blademan2 Nov 9, 2014

    The 2nd leads, Li Yang and Hao Feng's ex ruined this one for me. Once again the despicable, stupid, ludicrous writers have ruined yet another, what could have been a cute, romance for me.

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    Blademan2 Nov 9, 2014

    The 2nd leads, Li Yang and Hao Feng's ex ruined this one for me. Once again the despicable, stupid, ludicrous writers have ruined yet another, what could have been a cute, romance for me.

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    Blademan2 Nov 6, 2014 - edited

    Nothing more aggravating than the subs being totally way off timing...

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    Rainedon Jul 24, 2014

    I really felt like I have wasted my time on this despite several fast forwards. I kept on going because it started out ok and I was hoping for some twist that would save it. I will not recommend

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    Meena_Drama_Fan Jun 26, 2014

    the way they dragged the store i really didnt like, so 6.5

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    pinkita1 Mar 30, 2014

    gonna continue to watch this at some point just to say i completed really but apart from ma baby daddy joe being in this the plot is just jaring my nut now ....... for those of u not from the uk jaring my nut means my head aint in it lmao xxxxxx


    ok finished it and all i have to say is what a crock of shit . yang li suddenly realised he loved wats her face .... no he just decided well if i cant have the one i want i might as well have you . and after everything its all happy family s in the end with the ooooova cheesey wedding yep i put this one in the neva to watch a agin file im sorry joe i love ya but naaaa mate

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    TheraTD Mar 6, 2014

    sigh, cliche followed by another.
    The only good point is that you can see LDH's My Girl similar facial expressions.

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    CherryBunny Apr 12, 2013

    Does anyone know where to watch this? I was watching on vicki, but to ep 26 and part one of the ep isn't available. :( I can't seem to find it anywhere else.

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      Taylorgg12 Aug 1, 2013

      it's all subbed now on viki if you're still looking

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      CherryBunny Aug 2, 2013

      Thanks. :-) I ended up finding it a couple of weeks ago on gooddrama.net. I had been watching it on vicki, but after three months of no subs for the last two eps and it looking like there were no updates from the team subbing it there, I ended up giving up with them on it.

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    frost Dec 13, 2012 - edited

    i love this drama even though i'm not finish yet but so far soo good..this is a really good drama don't understand why the rating is only 7 this should be 8 :)

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      seanymph May 29, 2014

      Because it's was only good at the beginning

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    hayleykrunch Oct 15, 2012

    Funny But The Dubbing Actually Doesn't Bother Me (:
    I Still Very Like This Drama, I'm Only At Episode 9 Though, But So Far It's Pretty Good!

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      caterpower Nov 10, 2012

      Out of curiousity, how much dubbing is there? Is it just dubbing over Lee Da Hae's character or the entire cast?

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      hayleykrunch Nov 10, 2012

      I'm Not Really sure . I would think it's Just Lee Da Hae's Character, but A lot of times the mouth of the actors don't match the audio, so i'm not really sure.

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    kdramafan1974 Sep 26, 2012 - edited
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    mia14 Sep 24, 2012

    for people who r watching this drama dont you think that lee dae hee is trying too hard to look cuuute, and the way she dresses ( like a superstar) doesnt suit her charachter at all! plus the cute expresions on her face that makes her look like a dummy a lot of times, i used to like her a lot but in this drama she is too annoying !!

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    T-O-Psexual Sep 15, 2012

    Ran out of episodes to watch, on episode 20 after about 2 days...IT'S GREAT. Character development is wonderful, they don't fall in love after about one episode but it didn't take 20 for it to happen either. I've grown attached to the 2nd brother and love him now~! <3 The way they characters change is great. Can't wait for more episodes! I definitely recommend~! OH and the kiss scenes are...just..oh my <3 Not just those awkward eyes wide open, hands to the side, lips touching lips kisses.

Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    34
  • Aired:

    Aug 13, 2012 to Aug 26, 2012
  • Aired On:

    Monday
  • Network:

    CCTV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    6.7 (scored by 230 users)
  • Ranked:

    #4555
  • Popularity:

    #1032

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