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.

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    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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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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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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The leading actors are together in both,drama and the movie.Lovely!
Recommended by Sugardrama
Boss & Me got me started on my love for Mainland dramas which lead to finding Xianxa through Zao Zanilia's Journey of Flower through to Eternal Love.

Both dramas feature male leads who are powerful and cold to start of with but when they fell for the female lead they never deviated. Ye Hua and Feng Teng were the definition of 'Laser-focused'... there wasn't even a hint of a chance for the female love rivals (not that I felt at all sorry for either)

They both acknowledge the romance and couple up very early on, none of this dragging out will they-won't-they business and work through their problems with varying degrees of maturity and success. Both happy endings too. You will fall for both dramas OTPs like a ten-ton brick.

Fabulous chemistry and solid acting. Yang Mi and Zhao Zanilia are both adorable and beautiful and most importantly THEY CAN ACT. Mark Chao is also specially amazing.

Those put off by CGI don't be, its inconsequential and the plot and characters will be what you care about. I've got to say though EL had better cast of characters (It seems like there are hundreds but I loved all of them) than Boss & Me. I watched both dramas twice each now and will probably watch EL again in the near future.
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    Daniela 3 days ago

    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 8 days ago

    I love this drama!!

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    chubbycheeks 9 days ago - edited

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

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      daisydeath 3 days ago

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

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    krystalsoojungs 20 days ago - 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 21 days ago

    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 29 days ago

    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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    Soju May 19, 2017 - edited

    Can someone please suggest more dramas like this one? I'm really missing the whole vibe and I've re-watched this just recently so I can't afford to watch it again T_T

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      Rand z May 20, 2017

      Well i dont know if its similar to be honest but i heard both these chinese dramas are good ( my sunshine and loving never forgetting)

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      SUNNY May 20, 2017

      I recommend these heart warming comedies based on your favorite lists:
      1. 5-ji Kara 9-ji Made - I have seen it a few times and never get tired of the romance
      2. L-DK - Popular high school boy and non popular girl forced to live together
      3. Kiss Me - The Thai version of Itazura Kiss. Characters are more kind hearted. Second male lead not so weird.
      4. Fated to Love You - Both Korean and Taiwanese versions are good. Both have the domineering males as in Boss and Me.
      5. Please Love the Useless Me - Office scenes with romance and Dean Fujioka
      6. Beautiful Gong Shim - Well blended comedy, drama and romance
      7. Oh My Venus - Tough boss and persistent female character find romance

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      Soju May 21, 2017 - edited

      Thank you so much for the suggestions! I've watched L-DK, Kiss Me Thai, and OMV but I'll definitely get to the others for sure! Thank you!

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      Soju May 21, 2017 - edited

      @Rand Z: Thank you! I loved My Sunshine & im really looking forward to L,NF :P hopefully it isn't too crazy!

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      reinie 10 days ago

      If you haven't already watched it check out Eternal Love, I cannot recommend it enough. I wrote a review detailing exactly why but if you're still not convinced I can guarantee you will fall for the characters specially Ye Hua and it has a

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    Whiskas8 May 14, 2017

    Very light and cute. Recommended to those who are sad and tired, but if you're looking for action, find another drama to watch, this is not for you. Weird development of romance. Cliche. Sexist. But entertaining and fluffy.

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    mstfydgrl08 May 5, 2017

    I couldnt believe i watched this twice! Well, properly watched it once and just visits the cute moments on the second one. I really enjoyed it! Maybe because I was expecting angsty in the middle as I have experience in T drama but to my surprise! Nothi g! It was all the way sweet and light! Love it. And the chemistry! Plus I think our little heroine xu shan shan is always soo cute! Love it!

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    EleniEmpress May 4, 2017

    One of the best chinese dramas, in my opinion of course !!!!!! It is a classic !!!!!!

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    Caroli Zfn Apr 26, 2017 - edited

    I don't know why many C-drama have at least 30 episodes comparing to K-drama 16 to 20

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      Robert17 Apr 30, 2017

      Sure, and it's also because of the rhythm and speed of the drama...
      Chinese dramas take time to build the characters (maybe the first 10-12 episodes to really understand what it is all about)
      so my advice if you want to watch any "long" Chinese drama, just wait until you finish the first 10-12 episodes, then decide wether you want to continue watching it or not!

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      guccigall Apr 30, 2017

      Oh yeah, Surgeons... So good. It weaned me off Eternal Love.

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      Caroli Zfn May 1, 2017

      Thank you, i have tried to watch first episode of surgeon, i think it looks promising, it looks similar with the Korean medical drama the likes of doctor strnger, doctors crush, medical top team. I think will keep watch it because i think its worth watching

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      guccigall May 1, 2017

      surgeons is full of heart too. At first, you'll hate the girl, but she'll grow. It has great reviews on Dramafever

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      Caroli Zfn May 1, 2017

      thnx, i will keep watching

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    Grace Apr 22, 2017

    I love it so much....I recommend this to all of my friends and they like it so much too....I hope there is season 2 for this. I want to see the married life of Shan Shan and Feng Teng....

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    HarshaMaria Apr 21, 2017

    It was long and could have had a better ending,but still loved it.

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    claudya87 Apr 17, 2017

    This was recommended to me by a lot of friends and while I liked it, I felt something missing.


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    Jul 8, 2014 to Jul 20, 2014
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    45 min.


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    8.3 (scored by 3,285 users)
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