Boss & Me

Boss & Me (2014)

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Big conglomerate president Feng Teng has a younger sister, with a very rare blood type, who needs a transfusion. He finds an employee at his company named Xue Shan Shan and asks her for a blood donation. Afterwards brother and sister are rather indebted to Shan Shan, but rather than using Feng Teng's typical method of paying her off, his sister suggests sending her nutritious packed lunches so Shan Shan can recover read morefrom the blood loss and to make the thank you more personal. Shan Shan loves to eat and her enjoyment of the lunches, along with her general bright and sunny personality, slowly start melting cold Feng Teng's heart....
**Based on Gu Man's popular internet novel.

  • Native title:

    杉杉來了
  • Also Known as:

    杉杉來吃, 杉杉的美味愛情, Come on Eat; Shan Shan Comes to Eat; Boss and Me;

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Stasiamae
64 people found this review helpful
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Nov 25, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
To start off, I just have to say that I probably rated this a little biased because I just thoroughly enjoyed it!

As other reviews have mentioned, the story is definitely your typical, cliche rich man and poor girl. But, there was something different about this story. I couldn't pinpoint it out for you, you'd have to see for yourself, but it was just so refreshing! I think the reason might be read more because it wasn't as stressed or emphasized. I mean yes, you can clearly see he's rich and she's just a little mere accountant's assistant, but Feng Teng wasn't a complete jerk like you see in so many other classic dramas like this, like BOF for instance.
What I liked the absolutely MOST about this drama, and the reason I think I'm so in love with it even though it was rather simplistic, is because it seemed kind of REAL to me, and there was no real hindrances. I mean of course there were problems for the main couple, and a love triangle in the beginning. But there was no character I ever truly hated, not even the second female lead in the first half. I didn't have the same pure hatred for her as I've had in other dramas, and I grew to really love her in the end. It may not have a whole ton of complex plot-twists and things like that, but it never died for me. It was 33 episodes and I finished it within days. It never dragged for me, not really, and there was just enough cute moments through out the whole show to keep me squeeling.
I swear to you, the amount of times I SQUEELED is HUGE. I can't even begin to tell you how surprised I was at how many times I legitimately squeeled and clapped my hands. I am not this type of person, but I could not suppress them!

As for the acting, I'm not sure. This was actually my first Chinese drama, I'd never explored the C-dramas before, but I think I just might now. I dabble more with Korean and Taiwanese dramas.
Zao Zanilia was absolutely adorable. She took a silly, ditsy character and turned her into a complex, three-dimensional real human being. Typically characters like Shan Shan are annoying, and their lack of passion (and a back-bone) usually irritate me to no end. Zao Zanilia (and the scrip writers) gave Shan Shan an edge; she may not have always screamed and fought, but she had her own way of dealing and handling these situations.
Zhang Han was, of course, sizzling HOT. I was actually wavered by him when I first started watching the show. He's one of the cutest actors I've seen, I'm not sure why. To be honest, my only shallow complaint is that his legs are just so skinny. But maybe that's a Chinese trend or is typical? I'm not sure, I'm not proficient in this area, like I've said before I haven't seen any others. His acting was pretty on par, my only complaint there is a sometimes lack of facial expressions. Although it wasn't in his character to be so blatantly affected, or to show it, but still. I swear his eye brows never moved... but he was still cute, none the less.
As for the supporting actresses and characters, they all did swell. I was engaged in their stories as much as the main couple, even if they didn't get a whole lot of show time (because this story was more focused on the main couple - which I really liked actually).

The music wasn't bad, but it wasn't amazing either. There is a song or two that I think I'm going to download though, very cute, and they were definitely put in the right places. They weren't too extremely loud or annoying, either. Which was nice!

To be honest, I want to start rewatching it RIGHT NAO. I like this too, and hate. It's contradicting I know... I haven't felt this way about a drama in a LONG time. It was so heart-warming and just so cute, I mean I think this is probably the cutest drama I've seen in a long time, and not cute in an over-the-top, annoying way. The story was smooth, never slow, never fast, just a steady pace that drew me into the characters and into their world. I'm still reeling now... I don't want it to be done, I think I might cry... WAHH~ ;3;

Overall, because I was so absolutely in love with this drama, I have given it a 10. I know, it lacks a lot of things a normal 10 drama should get, but for me, I'm giving this one a 10 not because of the technicalities, but because of how I feel. Not many dramas can make me feel this way, but this one has accomplished just that, so I must tip my hat to this drama. I'm glad my first Chinese drama wasn't a bad experience!

I whole-heartedly recommend this drama to those looking for a refreshing, cute, innocent drama that's not over-the-top or annoying, but has just the right amount of serious matter, realistic relationship hindrances, and lots of fun and laughing! I can't help but to feel like I haven't said enough, that I'm missing something... but this is long enough!
Just. Watch. It. :D
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Ashvy
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Jul 21, 2014
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
I would like to begin with the fact that I really enjoyed this drama, it was one of those truly light-hearted romantic comedies. Being 33 episodes I reckon it was a suitable length without any draggy parts and I thoroughly enjoyed the cute moments that was offered. However I must say I didn't read the books beforehand so I don't know how it was in comparison to the originals. Despite that I read more still loved it.

The story was the typical rich handsome boss and normal/poor girl story, despite it being quite cliche it still had its own cheerful vibe to it which made it seem more unique and special. Being a romantic comedy of course there has to be a love triangle and thus there's the appearance of the 2nd female lead who you would hate but in the end grow to like. The nice thing about this drama is that you would love not only the mains but also the side characters of the drama as they bring alot of joy along with the mains. There isn't much business problems or family issues as I mentioned above as it's a drama focused on the relationship of the boss and the girl.

Acting/Cast I'll be honest a part of the reason why I started this is because of the main leads. I've seen alot of dramas acted by both leads and always ended up enjoying their works so seeing them together in this new drama was a nice surprise for me.
ZhaoLiYing is such an adorable actress and I've became a solid fan of her after the 'Legend of Luzhen'
ZhangHan is also one of my favourite actors, needless to say because of his good looks but also I've seen many of his works including the Queen of SOP.
I also thoroughly support the rest of the cast as they brought so much extra joy to this drama.

The soundtrack nice and enjoyable as I loved hearing the opening and endings, however I haven't been that intrigued to download any of it yet.

This was such a cute and enjoyable drama that I would definitely rewatch in the future. Being 33 episodes I might just skip through once in a while.

Overall this is one of the best modern romantic dramas of China, as I usually just watch chinese historical dramas however this one is defs an exception. It was well made with a great cast that complemented the whole story.
So I recommend this to someone who is looking for some happy sweet and light-hearted as a break from a sad heavy plotted drama.
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Almost the same story line, normal girl meets and does something significant for her boss. She asks for nothing in return which causes her to catch the bosses attention and things proceed from there. There are even identical situations in these dramas. Main differences are the best friend and the female lead has a secret she's hiding from the male lead!
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Almost the same story line, normal girl meets and does something significant for her boss. She asks for nothing in return which causes her to catch the bosses attention and things proceed from there. There are even identical situations in these dramas. Main differences are the best friend and the female lead has a secret she's hiding from the male lead!
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    EricaHuang 6 days ago

    So cute! Rewatched it so many times - the main lead in my opinion is, like, ideal - not too cheesy, but super cute and nice and she doesn't go around doing stupid things. However, she does change as the drama goes on, but not necessarily in a bad way.

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    Carolina 14 days ago

    i love the female actress in this. she can play an innocent and naive character but also a badass like in princess agents

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    suju5 17 days ago

    A cute drama! not the best but i definitely don't regret watching it

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    Antonin 25 days ago

    Who did the eyebrows for the cast of this show? lol

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    Benedict Jul 5, 2017 - edited

    Loved this show and the leads played off each other really well. I felt it was dragged a bit towards the end with the debt repayment arc. That entire arc was unrealistic and unnecessary. It also happened too quickly. That ending arc is why I didn't rate the show a 10/10 and dropped it down to 9.5/10.

    I also felt like Li Shu's relationship was unrealistic and the time skips were tough to follow. I wish they would have simply told the viewer the amount of time that passed each time there was a time skip.

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    Mighty_Brosia Jul 2, 2017 - edited

    I drop this one and finally try to give this a second chance and it was a great decision. I was not hook until episode 5 but after that, I just keep going and going until I finished it within 3 days.. :) That couple has a #relationship goals feels.... I love how their relationship grows, a close to real relationship with different status. the supporting leads did a good job. I love love the husband of Feng Yue which very supportive and also Zheng Qi... :) For me the ending was perfectly made. I love how it ended. I will give it 9.5/10... :)

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    Tasha Jun 30, 2017 - edited
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      krystalsoojungs Jul 1, 2017

      pretty sure they don't actually hire English people in the drama and just find whoever can speak English hahaa since cheaper/free or smth not too sure tbh but that happens a lot in cdramas. Also might be the fact that Chinese people can't really tell the difference between accurate pronounciation and false pronounciation so they don't put in much effort for the English parts of a drama

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    JainabaHughes Jun 24, 2017
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    Daniela Jun 21, 2017

    Just finished this drama. And it left me with a hole in my chest, just like when I finish any drama where I'm too invested.

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    guccigall Jun 16, 2017

    I love this drama!!

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    chubbycheeks Jun 15, 2017 - edited

    Watch this for more than 5 times, but still in love with this drama❤️

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      daisydeath Jun 21, 2017

      I am with you. I am on my 4th watch. I love how adorable it is.

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      silvermcv Jun 24, 2017

      I have seen it like 4 times already, a classic.

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    krystalsoojungs Jun 4, 2017 - edited

    This drama is sooooo unrealistic but it's soooo funny!!! Shan Shan is such an adorable person I find myself smiling like a mom over her antics lol (also Zhao Liying is super duper cute which is definitely a plus!)

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    KatiaSchwarz Jun 3, 2017

    This drama is really good - Shan Shan and Feng Teng's relationship is wonderful and I really felt like I was watching an actual couple with their interactions. Shan Shan's growth throughout the show is also wonderful to watch :)

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    Diyana May 26, 2017

    I live this drama so much. Hero anda heroin are so sweet. Even other couple in this story are Romantic. All actors and actress are handsome and beautiful.

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    Diyana May 26, 2017

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Details

  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    33
  • Aired:

    Jul 8, 2014 to Jul 20, 2014
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Network:

    BTV
  • Duration:

    45 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    8.3 (scored by 3,478 users)
  • Ranked:

    #306
  • Popularity:

    #33

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