The Queen of SOP

The Queen of SOP (2012)

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Lin Xiao Jie is a low level employee in the sales department of the mall. She has been working hard to achieve her dreams and met with Tom through the internet. The two of them, one in London and one in Taipei became close friends giving each other constant encouragement and support. Toms supported Lin Xiao Jie through the ups and downs she faced at work and with love. He was a read moreperfect gentleman that kept supporting Xiao Jie silently. He never revealed his true identity as Tang Enterprise's Tang Jun. Xiao Jie only realized her feelings for Tang Jun when the Tang family faced a crisis and she decided that it was time for her to try her best to help the one she love win back his business and dignity...

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    Sheng Nu De Dai Jia ; SOP女王 ; SOP Nu Wang ; The Price of Being a Leftover Lady ; Successful Woman's Price ; SOP Queen ; 胜女的代价

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Mar 27, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I'd been planning on watching this for a long time and now I've finally completed it (cheers to my first Chinese drama!). The span of 33 episodes was long, tiring, happy, sad and frustrating. I admit this is a drama that totally gives off a fresh vibe in spite of its cliches. What I loved best about it was its modern and relatable aspects.

The story is hardly anything new or different. read more Yet, it does something to suck you in. The cast is amazing and they make their characters very likable. It's a love triangle and there was sweet romance in it. My complain is that there should have been more time devoted to the romance between leads. There was some very boring office politics stuff after episode 16 that I had no interest in. Be prepared to skip a lot of boring parts in the drama after it runs half its course.

I have to say I love Xiao Jie. She is a strong woman and very grounded. I liked how she gave importance to her professional life over her personal problems. She never sat around moping because her life sucked. Joe Chen's wardrobe was also nice and she looked very pretty in this. My favorite guy was Tang Jun. I have a thing for silent lovers who play Daddy Long Legs to the girl because it's so sweet. Plus, he and Xiao Jie had an actual build up from strangers to friends to lovers. It was long and tiring but worth it in the end. Although Godfrey Gao is very hot, his acting was stiff and his character didn't impress me much, counting out the last episode where I liked him a lot.

In some ways this story reminded me of Hana Yori Dango. In both the dramas the main couple has to go through lots of obstacles to get together. I've just not seen a drama with so much makjang in a while. :D

The Queen of SOP is a happy and relaxing drama. It is a bit slow compared to Korean dramas and such but it has things in it that makes it so cute. At times a bit realistic and at times a bit too dramatic- this drama had it all. The best thing was the absence of melodrama. Seriously. No depressing stuff in a drama is like sunshine on a cold day for me. That alone is a reason to not let this pass up. Watch this drama and give it a chance. :)
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17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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Sep 16, 2012
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I have to admit i was waiting for this drama for about half a year and now I finally finished it!!! In this drama what i liked most was the acting and chemistry between characters.

Typical drama

the friendship that made me wish i had a best friend like that- someone who understands you and thought the same as you or close to same as you.

There was a couple of people read more that bothered me.

Love triangle - its nice to see the relationship develop between Xiao Je and the two male leads.

the fashion- I live in Ny therefore if i try on some of asian fashion people will look at me funny, but how i wish i could get a stylist to do my makeup and clothes. The whole drama i was staring at the females eyelashes- too bad they are fake, but its nice to look at. ^.^

Not typical drama
I always get annoyed when the story rises to its climax and so many problems arise- most of the time I would just drop the drama or start looking for another drama to watch, but this was an exception.When i say this is not typical I mean It had this kind of nice and warm feeling. No evil mother. It was a mother who was open to accepting things- as many other characters except a few.

Although this is a mature drama, but i really enjoyed the romance and you know how romance can be childish at times. You have to see it.

And finally, this drama had a mature characters. A strong female lead- I saw how she grew in work,she doesn't always need someone to protect her because she can do it!!!

Overall there were many "awwww" moments and moments where i could not stand to see what the old grandpas where saying. But they weren't up to where i would drop the drama.
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Same kind of feel in both dramas. The female starts of small and weak and gets stronger towards the end. Both are designers.
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Both shows have a strong female lead with two male pursuers. I don't want to give away the story but I will say that the first guy doesn't like her until the second one walks in. She grows stronger as the show progresses... which I love.
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    Valier 20 days ago

    Omg. The "Tomorrow will be better" scene was ingenious! It should be in one line with those big hollywood moments like the stair moment in pretty woman or the opening scene of breakfast at tiffany's. Soo fucking beautiful!

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    Vivi 21 days ago

    OH MY GOSH! What a sweet, sweet drama! The Ending was just too sweet, I couldn't stop smiling and I really.. REALLY liked Zhang Hans character. I love how he stood by his own believes, in this case, love! :)

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    Annalisse Aug 11, 2015

    I wish this drama was ranked higher. I enjoyed it more than some of the higher ranked/popular ones on MDL. Cute story all the way to the end. I'll be honest: It didn't matter what Zi Qi did, I still squealed whenever he appeared on screen :-*

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    Bumble Bee Jul 17, 2015

    omggggg Zhang Han is soooooo cuteeeee in this drama <3

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    Phoebe Jul 12, 2015

    Zhang Han is the cutest in this drama, and Joe + Zhang are so cute in this drama <3 <3

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    bojinator Jun 27, 2015

    chen joe's actual voice?! her voice is deep, actually seems like it might be hers in this drama?! (o v o)/

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    LeeMaharee May 16, 2015

    where i can watch this drama in good quality and English subtitles ?

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    Chrisstina Apr 24, 2015

    I really liked it... slow at some parts, but overall chemistry was soo good with both male leads. Chen Joe is one talanted and beautiful actress. ;)

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      Chrisstina Apr 25, 2015

      In the beginning yes, love triangle and you don't know who she truly loves. She has one in her heart and then gets intimate with other. But when she confirmed feelings for one man, the love triangle didn't linger that much later. Business part takes the screen time and main leads sweet moments. ;)

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      PrettyCarEye Apr 25, 2015

      Yeah, but how soon did she realize her feelings? Early in the drama or late in the drama? And tell me about the end too! :)

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      Chrisstina Apr 25, 2015
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      PrettyCarEye Apr 25, 2015

      Ok, thank you, dear. Enjoy your trip!

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      Chrisstina Apr 25, 2015

      You're welcome chinguya. Thanks! :*

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    Mary28 Apr 23, 2015

    Tom was my guy from beginning to the end. I liked the drama even though it was quiet corny at times. It had a cool feel and call me vain but everyone was freaking good looking:)

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    KMR Feb 18, 2015

    I could not stand Gao Zi Qi. lol But I really liked Tang Jun. :)

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    Really came to love this drama because of the amazing love triangle dynamic of Hans Zhang, Joe Chen, and Godfrey Gao! Initially watched this for the latter 2 without knowing who Hans is but I ended up falling in love with him. Just quite disappointed that they didn't linger much on the love triangle in the latter part but focused more on the war with the uncle. Otherwise, it's still a feel-good drama for me!

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      Blademan2 Feb 24, 2015

      I'm truly and sincerely sorry but love triangles are shallow and despicable, there is no respect in love triangles, only selfishness and obsession... I superly loath love triangles, so I was glad they focused more on the war as you called it with the uncle...

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      marianwatchesdramas Feb 25, 2015

      I understand that it is your opinion. I was just saying that in my opinion, the love triangle in this story made it such a pleasant viewing experience for me especially that I love the main actors. Different strokes for different folks, I guess :)

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      Blademan2 Feb 25, 2015
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    cityhunter83 Sep 15, 2014

    any one know what SOP means
    *edit* this reminds me of "PS man" the drama was named that b/c the dude said PS like twice? so they mention standard operating proceedure once and feel the need to name the show that?

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      Monsterz Dec 24, 2014

      heheh as a student from science/research field, for me SOP= Standard operating procedure. ;) Its been a while since I watched so I don't remember if this phrase applies to this drama,

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      cityhunter83 Dec 25, 2014

      i only counted one use of SOP in this drama

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    thu Sep 13, 2014

    so so so so so GOOD!!!!!! I LUV IT :D

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    rationalbeings Aug 8, 2014

    A 6. This drama started off well and there were definitely some very cute moments but that last 10-15 episodes were a complete waste of time, even the ending was pretty lame. I have no idea what the writer was thinking including long boring boardroom/meeting scenes. The fight between the 'uncle' and the tang family was so laughable and unrealistic. The only commendable thing about this drama is the strong portrayal of both the main lead actress and the sister. They were tough no-nonsense confident women. Both were shown to be hardworking and intelligent (not just physically/emotionally strong like most dramas like portray as the 'unique' female lead). Very admirable characters and the kind that are hard to find in dramaland.

    If it wasn't for that and the strong beginning I would give this drama a 4 or less. The ending was really .....a waste of time.

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      cityhunter83 Sep 21, 2014

      yea, i really dont see how anyone thought it was a good idea to have a 10-12 episode stretch where the leads werent in the same room for more than 5 minutes an episode. even when that starts to even out there are still eps in the end where they are get more screen time together in flashbacks than actual story development. i wish i could say it crashed and burned but that would suggest something spectacularly awful at least. no the last 18 episodes of QOSOP are less like a firey automobile accident and more like watching jaba the hut slowly stangled by his own fat while he sleeps.

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      rationalbeings Sep 21, 2014

      "and more like watching jaba the hut slowly stangled by his own fat while he sleeps." - This is a hilarious comparison and unfortunately one that can be used for many Tdramas!

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    AnnGominho Jun 11, 2014

    Triste saber para quem você torcer.... LOL Apesar que o Gao Godfrey é o maior safado no começo!!! hunf! LOL Super fofa a história, amava as briguinhas do Gao Godfrey e Zhang Han pela Chen Joe. As melhores cenas!! Adorei!!!


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    Jul 15, 2012 to Jul 25, 2012
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Network:

    Hunan TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    7.7 (scored by 685 users)
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