Xu Le is a bestselling author who never left home. He was recently struck with a case of writer's block and decides to search for inspiration. So he decides to work as a taxi driver hoping that by listening to his passengers; he'll be struck with some inspiration. Coincidentally, Xu Le meets his high school classmate, Ah Hao, who is also a taxi driver. Xu Le has not seen Ah Hao for years. Ma Yong Rui is an heir to a five-star hotel and is also Xu Le's and Ah Hao's old classmate. Lu Yi is now a fashion magazine editor and she was the dream girl that they all wanted. Pan Neng Xian is a 24 year old girl who recently graduated from college, who gets a job as a PR assistant in Yong Rui's five-star hotel.
This is an overall decent drama, with a well balanced plot, make-sense storyline, and interesting characters. The drama revolves around a trio of guys who grew up as best friends through thick and thin, and how as adults they still value this friendship over all else. This story develops, taking them from youth to young adults with individual, even eccentric, personalities as they maneuver the pitfalls of love and life.
- Overall 7
- Story 7
- Acting/Cast 8
- Music 7
- Rewatch Value 5
It manages to pull in a few of the F4 group into the drama, but I enjoyed the variety of personalities that they added. This story didn't center on only 1 couple, but rather 3 and their love, life and family entanglements.
Michelle Chen and Vic Zhou were a great onscreen personality fit, with one being
the warm, down-to-earth, family oriented girl, and the other being the anti-social, eccentric, introverted writer. I also felt Kingone Wang did a great job in his role and added a lot of dynamics to this whole drama.
All in all, this drama was well-rounded, and worth a watch. At times it dragged, and I did find myself skipping through parts around ep. 12-14, but for the most part it kept my interest. There was no really super annoying antagonists, (which I was very grateful for!) or any evil conniving business or family deals (also really grateful for!) which made this seem more like a low-key, mature drama. Nothing outstanding sticks out for me, which means this was a good drama, not great, not bad, but good.
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Both stories revolve around young men and women just entering adulthood who are trying to understand and come to grips with their complicated, sometimes painful pasts. Both focus on the importance of friendship and loyalty, and on moving forward in life in the face of adversity.