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:

    愛,不夠愛 ; True Love While

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jonssister
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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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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umaimamemon
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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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the two female main stars (wei mandy and lee vivi) in I do are also in Love,Now
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Same cast ! I think George Hu and Annie Chen's chemistry is way better in Love, Now. Plus it's a rom-com.
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    Seiran_29 6 days ago

    can anyone please give me summary about the 7 main characters story ..

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    I watched 12 episodes, then I saw how long this thing was & said, NOPE

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    CaptainSwan 26 days ago

    Longest drama I watch & every ep was worth it
    The couple was so sweet & adorable together
    I loved how sweet the main guy was & how he was
    Willing to do anything for her.
    Such a great drama I cried I laughed I enjoyed so
    much

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    Lin Feb 10, 2015

    on dramafire you can watch the first 54 episodes and the rest episodes on dramacool without ads

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    Alice Jan 17, 2015

    After reading the comments I just can't sign up for 72 episodes... Not with that plot i can barely watch a historical drama with that many.

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    GABBIELEO Dec 3, 2014

    okay this is the first drama i watch that had eps more than 32 or 34
    and it was good ! i watched episode 72 thinking there was ep 73 .-.

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    jxsilicon9 Nov 11, 2014

    Who tricks family members into thinking they have cancer? Pretty messed up. 72 episodes seems a lot for this. The problem with Taiwanese dramas is they don't know when to end.

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      GABBIELEO Nov 21, 2014

      omg thank you so much i didn't want to know that

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      mahae Dec 27, 2014

      you would already know that after reading the plot ....

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    docnty Sep 4, 2014

    Is it just me or is this a really silly drama, especially in scenes with the grandmother??? I'm finding the grandmother just plain stupid, dumb and just a plain childish idiot, the silliness with the grandmother is well, a little bit over the top...

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    KMR Jun 18, 2014

    This drama will remain one of my all time favorites in T-dramaland. They rub so much cuteness in your face that you'll get rash...ah ah ah !
    Seriously its strength is that it has a lot of clichés, it's cheesy, mushy, cute and all but at the same time very unexpected. The plot is not the typical one that's what's best, there's no evilness, nobody is really annoying or frustrating, if they are it's never for long. It's just normal people leaving their life and experiencing love...it's more like a "slice of life" kind of drama with loads of beautiful friendship, family and romantic love. Very touching, very sweet...I don't know I just really love it. Also the OTP chemistry is so strong...it's just WOW! The girl is not weak like so many times in dramas, the guy is not a jerk, he's not perfect either but Lord have mercy...does he love her!!!!!
    The music is great also.

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    BB78 Jun 13, 2014

    this drama really impressed me in the first 4episodes there is more romance and just cute scenes in maaaany korean dramas with 20+ episodes. also in korean dramas they show the moments when the girl feels something as like touched hands or saved from a car like that. or hugged when drunk but here its more realistic you dont fall in love because someone hugged you when he is drunk right? the complete impression of how she thinks he is leads to a romantic feeling and climaxed with something that makes you feel warm and comfortabla but also excited and with adrenalin or so.

    i love it till now hope it gets better

    also i realized how korean girls/drama writers LOVE bad guys! for me as the typical 2nd lead guy in k dramas have to say girls dont you want to be a queen?

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    meganjoy12 Apr 5, 2014

    just finished this drama it was sooo cute but it took me a long time to finish since it was so long. I really liked that there weren't any evil characters and I can tell why the leads became a couple in real life, they have so much chemistry its just crazy.

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      slmorse Aug 4, 2014

      I just got to this part. Now on ep 55. It really broke my heart! I hope they can fix things soon! They were my favorite couple in this drama :D

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    NiceNoona Feb 18, 2014

    This show is going to be the death of me... I want to know who each character ends up with! :) It's good that they had such a large cast that even though I'm on episode 42 it hasn't been boring.

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    Mary28 Nov 9, 2013

    This was the longest drama i have ever watched but all 72 episodes was worth it. This has to be the best taiwanese drama I have ever watched. I love it so much.

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 661 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1158
  • Popularity:

    #353

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