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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addicted2dramas
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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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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biniBningPunkista
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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Aug 17, 2013
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 5.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
This drama left me highly disappointed.

I was initially looking forward to it because Joe Chen was the main female lead but then the character was a berserk. There was no consistency or proper flow in her character's development as Lin Xiao Jie. The writers might have wanted to make her progress fast but they did it TOO fast there was nothing substantial in her newly reformed persona. As for Tang Jun, read more at least him being Tom and Tang Jun at the same time was a clear cut thing. And his fondness to Xiao Jie was obvious and unwavering giving us a solid main lead. Then there's Godfrey as Gao Zi. The man is like a prince, I swooned at first sight and I was already shipping for the second lead instead of the main one. His character was quite fickle though that's why I still liked Tom despite the huge difference in the hotness scale.

The story was subpar, the usual rich-guy-meets-poor-girl and it was all predictable I almost cried out of boredom because I was already telling myself what's about to happen. There were also scene executions in which made the story far fetched and circus-y already. There were unneeded plot lines which only made the story dragging and made the episodes longer. Over all it was tiring to watch. I only finished it because I was hooked with London's wonderful view along with Xiao Jie and Tang Jun's cutesy moment.

Oh... I also liked the soundtrack... but I'm still not recommending this as a must see drama. I would hate myself if you wasted precious drama time on this. But then again if you're a fan of the main leads... go ahead and knock yourself out with their cuteness.
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Make a Recommendation More recs (2)Recommendations

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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Both are love triangles and the main female character is strong in both dramas. Though Hana Yori Dango is a school drama, Queen of SOP is similar to it with a good guy vs bad boy thing. In both dramas the main couple has to overcome a lot of obstacles in their relationship to stay together. However, both have different endings.
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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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    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

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    ninjaria Jul 8, 2013

    My first Chinese drama is a long long time. It turned out better than I expected. The relationship between Xiao Jie and Tang Jun was so cute!! Loved it!!

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    O_O Jun 29, 2013

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    O_O Jun 29, 2013

    this was soo cute <3

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    siracorn Jun 16, 2013

    Chu chu is the most embarrasing character I've ever seen. Reminds me of that one person who just constantly makes a fool out of themselves and everyone feels too sorry for them to say anything.

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.

Statistics

  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 532 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1038
  • Popularity:

    #53

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