Hi My Sweetheart

Hi My Sweetheart (2009)

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Xue Hai was a certifiable dork when he first arrived in Hangzhou. After his schoolmate Bao Zhu saved him from bullying, she became his first love. Then, a misunderstanding caused them to lose contact when she moved back to Taiwan. He thought she dumped him. So he transformed himself from a dork to a hunk in order to seek revenge.

  • Native title:

    海派甜心
  • Also Known as:

    Play Boy and Sweetheart; Generous Sweetheart; Hai Pai Tian Xin;

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steph_ravita
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Aug 21, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
First off, if you're looking for a light-hearted, funny and heartwarming drama, then this is it for you.

STORY - I personally loved most of the storyline. I really enjoyed it. It was cute, funny and just the pick-me-up if you needed it. There was just a plot in the last two episodes that I didn't like and for that reason, the rating on this drama missed that 10 mark. Still, overall read more a great storyline!

ACTING/CAST - This is my first time seeing Show Luo and right off the bat, he earned a spot in my favourites for this role. He was phenomenal. The differences in his characterizations of Da Lung and Xue Hai actually made me wonder for a moment if it really was the same actor that was in the drama earlier. His transformation from lovable dork to gorgeous hunk was just that good. As for Rainie Yang, it was refreshing to see her in this bad girl role and really, she did a commendable job with it! She usually has the angel look but as Bao Zhu, that was no longer the case. The secondary characters were also as good with a notable performance from Lee Wei as Xuezhang and Wu Maggie although I didn't like her character.

MUSIC - Both Rainie and Show sang songs for the drama which somehow made it even better to watch. They suited the atmosphere perfectly and really, it's a wonderful OST.

REWATCH VALUE - I give it an 8 because for me, I loved the first 10 or so episodes. The last two didn't do much for me though I did like the ending. The storyline was good and I did like seeing Show Luo's acting so there's a very good chance I will end up watching it again.

OVERALL - 9/10
Not a bad drama! Definitely recommended if you want something light and warm :)
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insertrandomcoolname
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May 9, 2011
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
The story itself is so unique. You always see drama's that involve romance and comedy, there are even a ton of gender benders. But none quite like Hi My Sweetheart. Xue Hai held the award for biggest dork and completed the look with a mushroom head haircut, thick rimmed glasses and an under bite. Bao Zhu was shunned by everyone and didn't care what they thought until "Lin Da Lang" came to read more school.



One of the best things is that until about episode 5 the gender roles are reversed. Instead of the "innocent girl" falling for the "bad boy," You have an innocent boy falling for the girl everyone hates.



The casters did an amazing job with casting Show Luo as the main lead, seeing as he's a giant piece of eye candy. Rainie, who played an innocent girl in "Devil Beside You" did an amazing job with an opposite role. Together the two of them will have you wanting to cry at sad moments and yell at the screen as if they can hear you.



This is my all time favorite drama. I've re-watched several times and will continue to re-watch it. At first I had given up at episode three but curiosity took over and I started watching it again. At first you may seem disappointed, watching a dork when you want to watch a hunk. But it's all worth it.



You won't regret watching this.
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Similar stories especially the tomboy female leads. There both leave an impression on you.
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> Same main leads.
> Boy hides his real identity in HMS— boy hides his real sexuality in HBL.
> Both dramas have a period of parting between the main leads.
> Both dramas have a good ending.
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    Timbone 7 days ago

    Hahaha I am looking for something similar but the second female lead was a celebrity a singer I believe

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    Nana8 May 28, 2017
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    Senpai May 11, 2017

    The drama of the Pink Panther, where a being called "Panther Mushroom" is the protagonist.
    Soon I did not like the drama, the comedic scenes are forced, she (Chen Bao Zhu) is beautiful and he (Xue Hai / Lin Da Lang) more like a retard, the guy is bigger than goofy.
    Relationship where family is in charge is not relationship, just idiots is buying expensive rings to impress, this is ostentation not love and has another, materialistic love never works.
    Chinese and Thai love to copy and to invent, but they want to invent and adorn and sometimes end up doing the "number two" that is done in private. From promiscuity to narcissism we can describe the personality of Xue Hai / Lin Da Lang. Type In the case of flaws and mistakes of scenes, scene of the split, are two Mercedes with the same engine and power, it was ridiculous, a car in reverse never, I said will never catch a speed of those. Sad and hilarious was the scene where Xue Hai / Lin Da Lang expels soap bubbles by the mouth, surreal. (Afff)
    More surreal is the valley scene where Chen Bao Zhu does everything not to drop the Xue Hai / Lin Da Lang in the ditch that is at most 20 cm deep.
    I hate backsliding after the breaks, it reminds me of the VHS time where after watching the movie it was necessary to rewind the tape before returning the video store under penalty of paying a fine if it did not.
    Positive in the drama, soundtrack, and Yang Rainie, that looks on your face is a charm apart.
    As a matter of curiosity the 98.3 FM really exists in Thailand and at the end of the drama everyone "lived happily ever after" in only "half an hour of drama", maybe even the director got tired of so much forced staging.

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    kookiejamz Nov 20, 2016

    I cry every time I rewatched this. Rainie Yang is such a talented actress.

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    LinLi Apr 5, 2016 - edited
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      kookiejamz Nov 20, 2016 - edited

      *Lin Da Lang, not Lai Dai Lang.

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      LinLi Nov 21, 2016 - edited
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      kookiejamz Nov 23, 2016
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      Skye-N-Rain Apr 14, 2017

      Why the heck wouldn't you put this in a spoiler? I'm on Episode 2 and you just spoiled it all.

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    yarnie Mar 29, 2016 - edited

    amnesia is really strong with this one XD LOL but still its one of my first asian dramas and its in my top 10 for sure! Perfect cast for each role they act all so well, Amazing soundtrack too

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      Fatigue May 29, 2016 - edited

      lol me too, the first Asian drama that brought me to dramaland

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    alexa Feb 5, 2016

    I hate da jie, so annoying. But I really loved this drama <3

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    yarnie Dec 26, 2015

    rewatching this after almost 5-6 years and wow i still love it a lot :') old favorites are the best after all! Cant find or feel these much feels with new dramas at all :c
    This is the only drama i saw a tsundere female and a male who chase after her all the time<3 its refreshing to watch it :D Like an anime Almost like Toradora!

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    irish Nov 25, 2015

    7/10
    I liked the cast, particularly Teresa Daley, and Choclate Lai. But I think it's more down to looks, than any particular acting ability.

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    Bakeo Nov 24, 2015

    I remember me watching this drama many times when I was younger (I'm Chinese actually) without subs, but I didn't understand very well so I decided to rewatch it again with it XD

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    roumaissapilsuk Nov 19, 2015

    sucks..

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    INFIRES Nov 4, 2015 - edited

    When I See You Again now appears to be a copycat TT-TT

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    bojinator Jun 7, 2015 - edited

    it says there's 23...there's 13 episodes...

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      jxsilicon9 Sep 12, 2015

      Different edits. Taiwan/Chinese dramas always do that annoying crap. The 13 episodes is longer but combines more episode into one.

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      bojinator Sep 12, 2015

      mm yup

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    scarleT Mar 17, 2015 - edited

    So many emotional feels for this series. A freaking roller coaster ride to be honest, but the acting was extremely well done. One of the best love stories in my book. Very honest, and for once, the female lead is badass (<3 Rainie). Show Luo's Xue Hai / Lin Da Lang is definitely on my top five list of the greatest performances I've ever watched. So in love with this drama.

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      bojinator Jun 7, 2015

      it WAS a rollercoaster! finished it just now. lol

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    Kikka Sep 23, 2014
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Details

  • Country:

    Taiwan
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    23
  • Aired:

    Nov 1, 2009 to Jan 31, 2010
  • Network:

    CTS
  • Duration:

    50 min.

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  • Score:

    7.7 (scored by 4,423 users)
  • Ranked:

    #1200
  • Popularity:

    #1016

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