Love, Now

Love, Now (2012)

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Yang Yi-ru, as a workaholic never had time for a holiday. After Yang Yi-ru was conned by her family and friends that she had been diagnosed with cancer and had only six months to live, she was sent aboard for a holiday to help her take a break from her job, before she even had time to respond to the shocking news she had just discovered. Still a state of shock from read morediscovering she only had six months left, Yi-ru met Lan Shi-de, who was on a business trip. When Yi-ru told Shi-de that she only has six months left to live and that one of her dream was to get married and have kids, Shi-de proposed to Yi-ru. Not knowing that Shi-de actually had met her years ago and had fallen in love with her since that time, Yi-ru accepted his proposal.

  • Native title:

    真愛趁現在
  • Also Known as:

    True Love While; Zhen Ai Chen Xian Zai; Ai, Bu Gou Ai; 真爱趁现在; 愛,不夠愛;

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jonssister
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Sep 25, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
This was the longest drama I have ever watched, but every episode kept me entertained. The main couple is one of my favorite couple out of the dramas that I watched. It kind of has a Playful Kiss feel about it somehow to me. I think it's the fact that there aren't any super vindictive characters in it. Most the dramas I have watched either have an evil relative or just an read more evil character in the drama and sometimes there's both. The story is ok, but you have to kind of buy into the whole cancer thing. Personally, I don't really go for the dramas that have cancer in them, but it kind of works for this drama. The whole drama is super mushy and lovey dovey. There are no knife/ gun fights. The music is some of my favorite music from a drama. I've caught myself humming it. There's one song that remind me of Ra Ra Riot's Can You Tell as far as sound goes. I have no clue what they are really saying. I'm watching this for the second time so yes it's worth it, although I'm probably going to end up skipping some parts.

One more thing, I would suggest watching this drama on Viki, and not Dramafever because Dramafever cut some scenes out of it. I checked the other day because I thought there wouldn't be a difference, but there is.
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maymaymaymay
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Mar 12, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
When I read the synopsis of this drama, I was intrigued. I liked the fact that the male lead was already in love with the female lead at the beginning, as I don't particularly like when the love arc is dragged out in a story. I also found the fact that Yi-Ru was tricked by her family into believing she had a terminal illness- can you just imagine the hilarity that follows read more when Yi-Ru finds out that it was all fake?
And then i saw how long this drama was. 72 episodes? Does anyone want to sit through all that?
I still wanted to watch the drama, but at the same time I wasn't ready to sit through all 54 hours. So I came ti the solution that I would skim through this show. I watched it in linear order, but skipped through parts I deemed unnecessary or boring. That saved me a ton of time and I still found this show amusing and heartwarming.
Story: "Love, now" is unrealistic in it's views of love. But then again, most dramas are. This show kind of goes with the idea that people are destined to fall in love and love each other at first sight. But for the sake of this drama, i went with it. The writers weren't exactly skilled in the progression of showing how people fall in love, but the writers were skilled in showing how it changes people. I liked how as many characters found their better halves, they became better themselves. However, that isn't exactly enough plot to fill 72 episodes. Many episodes went by with little to no plot progression. Minor incidents were made to last longer than needed, and characters were sort of wishy-washy with their decisions simply for the sake of the plot. I remember in one episode, a male character said he knew his heart and wasn't in love with a girl, only to contradict the statement 15 minutes later.
Acting: The cast had really cute chemistry- they all felt like one big family. Annie Chen and George Hu had sizzling chemistry and it made me wish that they really were a couple off set. I also enjoyed the chemistry Bobby Dou had with the rest of the Yang family. The four of them made me smile at my computer screen. All the other couples of this show were really cute together, but it was the platonic relationships that really made you feel. I liked Qi Ming's and Yi Qing's brother-sister relationship and how they acted like little kids around each other. I also loved Grandma Lan's relationship with all the other characters. She was surprisingly bright and lively.
Music: My biggest pet peeve with the music was that the same song played before all the commercial breaks. Not to mention the commercial breaks sometimes cut in at the most dramatic moments. For example, one character might say that he/she has a terminal illness, dramatic music comes on, then BOOM- commercial break. That pretty much ruins any mood the show sets. One time I was seconds away from bursting into tears, and then the song comes on. That's like the equivalent of your parents getting you this amazing gift, telling you for weeks what an *amazing* gift it is, then giving you five dollars and a pack of gum.
Rewatch Value: The show has a lot of amazingly creative scenes. I will definitely rewatch those.
Overall: This show felt a little too long for its plot. It could have easily been compressed into 25 or 30 episodes. A tighter story and better directing would have done it wonders. I wouldn't recommend that you watch it ALL, but rather do as I did and skim it. But if you want to, then it's your choice. Overall, it was a nice story about people's lives and how love changes them. There aren't any serious challenges the main characters face in the first 60 episodes of the show, and after the main couple got together I sort of lost interest, but it was a nice experience.
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    Hime Aug 3, 2017

    The romance was super sweet. It was nice to see the male falling in love first and pursuing the girl like his life depends on it. Usually its the girl that follows the guy around like a puppy and keeps getting rejected till he finally falls in love with her. So it was nice to watch something different. You can tell from the first episode that he REALLY loves her. The romance was very fast paced in the beggining, then slow paced, then fast again then they just dragged the story for more than 20 episodes for no reason. I would have given this a 10 when I rated it but I had to skipp so many scenes. It felt like I was watching a soap opera. Everything took too long to happen, the supporting characters took too much screen time (not that I didnt like the supporting characters),... The way the story started and how fast things happened in the beggining this could have been easily a 20-30 episodes drama, but they made 72 episodes so the rewatching value for people who do not like skipping scenes all the time and enjoy binge-watching is very little. I would watch this again for the main leads story which was very sweet, IF it was shorter. That said, at least for me, this was a one time drama. I do not have the patience to go through all those 72 episodes a second time.

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    saycheese Jul 31, 2017 - edited

    Not a fan of long dramas so this drama was completed with much fast forwarding for scenes I am not keen in such as those with the silly but not funny grandmother. The highlight of this drama was the main couple's interaction. They were really cute and sweet- one of the best chemistry I have seen out there. Saw the earlier comments that dramafever cut it to 36 episodes, if you can access that website would recommend that. They probably cut away all the unnecessary filler scenes?

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    Brownie Jul 28, 2017 - edited

    this was my first ever drama which I've watched multiple times. Annie needs to work on her acting especially the crying scenes but apart from that I liked the story. I don't normally watch dramas with cancer involved but it was interesting. Shi De's sister way beyong annoying and her romance was a bit creepy. It did drag for a long time but I got through it.

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    KianaRose Feb 25, 2017

    I can't believe I actually dropped a drama but yes I did it.. I dropped this one.. Soooo stretched out and I felt there was too much arhuing. And the main actresses cry was annoying I know that is mean to say. I did like where they were going with the first couple of episodes but yeah main lady should of just explained what had happened to her when she found out would of saved 50% of the arguing episodes.

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    serap Jan 9, 2017

    Best acting I have ever seen... George Hu!

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    makeuptemple Dec 23, 2016
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    yarnie Dec 7, 2016

    LOL So love the episode 20!! xD the real OTP is QM & SD BWHAHAHA XD

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    Mia May 15, 2016 - edited

    72 eps, does the producers not know the meaning of edit.. I am fast forwarding a lot of boring predictable parts, but I like the characters, no haters. A Fun loving drama

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      ShannonKFleming Aug 22, 2017

      Usually when it is this long it is watched like a soap...they air 5 days a week over 3-4 months.

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    TokkiLily May 3, 2016

    Again.. i was going to watch this but because of j-hope I can't now..

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    THATCRAZYOTAKU Jan 11, 2016

    Struggling to finish it since last year...so draggy and long.

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    KMR Sep 18, 2015 - edited

    And this show was brought to you by BIC, ACER and PLAYBOY! Bwaaah ah ah ah !
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    Watching this again because it's light and cheesy! :) I so love it. Great when you want smth without too much angst and no evil character.

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    jxsilicon9 Sep 4, 2015 - edited

    She purposely let him believe that she was sick to have him drop the lawsuit.And then she acts like the offended party when he gets his revenge.

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      KMR Sep 18, 2015 - edited
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      jxsilicon9 Sep 19, 2015

      Well she could have told him when she gave back the ring.

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    EliKimIsMyBabo Jul 15, 2015

    I miss this drama so much! </3

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    BaDaBa11 Jun 25, 2015 - edited

    So happy DF cut down the episodes to 36. I still enjoyed it.

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      KianaRose Feb 25, 2017

      Maybe if I had seen that then I wouldn't of dropped it soooo stretched out

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      BaDaBa11 Feb 26, 2017

      Honestly you didn't miss much I can tell you what happened if you want.

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      KianaRose Mar 5, 2017

      Yeah might as well I really don't think I'm going back. Thanks :)

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      BaDaBa11 Mar 5, 2017 - edited
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      KianaRose Mar 5, 2017

      Yeah I missed out on a lot.. Thanks for filling in the rest

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    BaDaBa11 May 1, 2015 - edited

    I really enjoy watching Taiwanese dramas, the silliness and over the top stuff is what makes it great. T-dramas tend to drag on but in the end the story is complete and most guess work is gone. I'm enjoying it more and more each episode...once you get pass the initial first few which is introduction of relationships and storylines.

Details

  • Country:

    Taiwan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    72
  • Aired:

    Oct 31, 2012 to Mar 5, 2013
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Network:

    SET TV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    7.6 (scored by 1,162 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1264
  • Popularity:

    #620

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