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...

  • Native title:

    勝女的代價
  • Also Known as:

    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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EvesSecret
16 of 16 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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Aryael
18 of 20 people found this review helpful
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Aug 22, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Story: The question this story aims to answer is this: "Who will you choose if both men loves you and you love both of them too?" Arrgh! The headache and heartache of choosing! Let's start with Man 1 and the female lead. The love story between Man 1 and the female lead started through a series of accidents. Originally, Man 1 did not like the female lead and vice versa. Man 1 read more was in love with another woman. Due to fated incidences with the female lead, Man 1 was cornered into making decisions that sees the female lead ending up as his fiancee. At first, he did not realise that he had actually fallen for the female lead. He will only realise that he loves her after she had left him. Let's move on to Man 2. The female lead and Man 2 are great friends and Man 2 was very supportive of her through the ups and downs. Man 2 has always love the female lead but the female lead has only thought of him as a friend. The climax is when both men pursue the female lead. Punches were thrown, of course! LOL Throw in office and business politics and you'll get The Queen of SOP. Who will she end up with in the end? Watch to find out!

Acting/Cast: Loooove the cast. Godfrey Gao is hot but his acting is not as matured as the rest of the cast. The chemistries between Godfrey and Joe and between Joe and Zhang Han were VERY good. I honestly believe that this drama is as successful as it is now mostly due to the chemistry between the leads. Will you be in team Godfrey or team Zhang Han? Which man will you cheer on?

Music: Good enough but not something I will get excited over.

Rewatch value: Minus the boring and draggy bits in between where the office and business politics kind of took over, there are parts of the drama that I would gladly rewatch anytime simply for watching the chemistry between the leads. This drama makes me a Zhang Han fan. I never thought much of him from "Let's go watch meteor shower" which was the chinese version of Hana Yori Dango. It was a complete flop. But in The Queen of SOP, he shone! Now, I want to watch more dramas with him in it! And Godfrey Gao... even though there is much he needs to learn about acting, the man is a walking hunk of yumminess. I seriously do not know how Joe Chen could ever choose between the two of them!

Overall: Good entertainment and eye-candy value but most importantly for a romance drama, the chemistry between the leads are oh-so-yummy!

Conclusion: Yes, I am raving like a young fool over some good looking blokes....but anyone who knows me know that I do not give looks that much credit in a drama anyways. My brownie points go to the chemistry between the leads. Being yummy is a bonus! Which team am I in? I'm in team Zhang Han. I always like to champion the guy who is your best friend and who had always supported you all the way. I reckon the best relationships stem from such invaluable friendship.

My advice: Watch it, but feel free to fast forward the middle parts with all the office and business politics. Enjoy!
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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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Same feel, same mix of business and romance, though the balance was much better in The Queen of SOP.
Both involve strong capable female lead, a caring male lead and a love triangle (unfortunately...)
Warning : Best Time's ending was extremely off-putting to me (and to a lot of other people as well I guess).
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    Chrisstina 12 days ago

    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 11 days ago

      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 11 days ago

      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 11 days ago
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      PrettyCarEye 11 days ago

      Ok, thank you, dear. Enjoy your trip!

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      Chrisstina 11 days ago

      You're welcome chinguya. Thanks! :*

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    Mary28 13 days ago

    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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      docnty 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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      docnty 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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    steph_ravita Apr 7, 2014

    Awesome, wonderful, spectacular! Just finished this drama and I found myself with a goofy grin as I watched the last scene. It was such a great experience to watch Xiao Jie's character grow and flourish into such a marvelous person. Also, Zhang Han as Tang Jun wins your heart immediately with that charm and that smile. I began watching this initially because of Godfrey Gao since I wanted to hear him speaking Mandarin, having seen him as Magnus Bane in The Mortal Instruments movie. And boy, was it a treat to watch this man. I alternated between like and dislike for Zhi Qi but it's so hard to hate on Mr. Gao. Ultimately though, Zhi Qi finally won me over and again, I really adore the way the drama ends.
    Highly recommended!

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    aiashineshin Mar 19, 2014

    Zhang Han <3

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    carameltz Nov 9, 2013

    ZhangHan is soooooooooooo cute in this drama(!!!)

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    freedom2619 Sep 30, 2013

    where can I watch it with english sub? Vikki is not working for me D;

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      carameltz Nov 9, 2013

      you can watch it on gooddrama.net :)

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    kpopfan03 Jul 26, 2013

    I LOVE THIS DRAMA!! SUPERRRRR!!!!! :)))

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    kpopfan03 Jul 26, 2013

    4 those people who doesn't know where to watch it you can rather go on gooddrama.net or viki.com.... :))

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      lainiwaku Jan 3, 2014

      poor quality and multi part ? no way go on asiatorrent ^^
      HD drama !

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    Salma Jul 23, 2013

    i'm watching this for the eye candy from mr. Gao Godfrey <33

Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    33
  • Aired:

    Jul 15, 2012 to Jul 25, 2012
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Network:

    Hunan TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 607 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1158
  • Popularity:

    #279

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