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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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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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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both have slow-building romances that start from friendship. In both the dramas, the female lead is working in an office and striving hard. Both male leads are super sweet and nice. Not jerks.
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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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    tomatipasta Dec 22, 2016 - edited

    where can i watch episode 19? :S

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    BB78 Sep 19, 2016

    for all zhang han lovers this is a good drama. i enjoy it although its not world changing.
    but in ep23 i got a schock because the female lead suddenly changed her hair and hse looked so different i didnt know it was her until someone said her name.. lol

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    pammo1949 May 20, 2016

    Only if you have few options. I thought it dragged a little but since it was only 40 min I persevered and finished this one. Storyline really depends on your tastes....but nothing unique to brag about. Good scenery shots of London but usual love triangles, business conflicts, unfair practices,.... But no amnesia. :)

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    Cas Jan 19, 2016 - edited

    Worth watching? Yes or no? why?

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      jxsilicon9 Jul 17, 2016

      I couldn't get past the first two episodes. Boring as hell.

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    Vivi Oct 10, 2015

    AH-MAZING! You just HAVE to watch this drama! It's funny, it's cute, it's romantic and it has ZHANG HAN starring in it. What's not to love? ... but seriously, it's one of the best dramas I've watched and I would like to think that I already watched a LOT of those! :)

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    Valier Sep 16, 2015

    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 Sep 15, 2015

    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 - edited

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

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    Chrisstina Apr 24, 2015 - edited

    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 - edited

      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
      Reveal Spoiler »
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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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    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 949 users)
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