The ugly Jin Da Hua daydreams that if she is as beautiful as Du Liang Yan, maybe her best friend Lin Guan Jun will fall in love of her. Then one day, she is given this chance to change her life.
Normally I know before even going in Taiwanese dramas are filled with both a lot of heart and a lot of crazy so I know what to expect. And given the synopsis / outline of this drama you can tell it's going to be a doozy lol trying to convince yourself the plot line is plausible. I am always a stickler for not fast forwarding through a drama cause I like to study all the scenes and come up with my own conclusions but even I gave up on the other characters and just watched the scenes after episode 10 of the lead couple cause I had lost all interest in everyone else. On the ending and for this drama with the ending you gotta base
a lot of it on fate and where it takes and leads you so if you aren't satisfied with vague sort of endings this probably would not be something you wanna sit through.
- Overall 4
- Story 4
- Acting/Cast 4
- Music 1
- Rewatch Value 1
For the most part Wu Chris carries this drama and kinda is the only reason you'd put yourself through this given the follow up of the cast is just sort of bland plot filler. I can't say as the viewer there are any memorable scenes for me and the music is just sort of there in the background. I did find it hard to forgive the overly blatant product placement in like every episode and thought if they spent more time on the plot line and less time on the flashbacks and advertising of brands in scenes this might* not have failed so bad in my book. I think my quote for this drama is "Who the heck cause about your facial scrubber!"
I give this drama a 4 and wouldn't rewatch any of it. Well maybe Wu Chris smiling scenes but thats about it.
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This was a lovely drama. I sincerely enjoyed it. As my first Taiwanese drama, I wasn't sure what to expect- I just have to say, I'm impressed. The characters are a lot smarter than most of the folk that are in Korean dramas. They connect things a -lot- sooner.
- Overall 9
- Story 9
- Acting/Cast 9
- Music 10
- Rewatch Value 6
Anywho, onto the actual drama.
The Story: It had a good plot. It captured my attention immediately, and for most of the drama it goes through the plot really well. I just feel that they sort of cut the main plot point off a little soon, and were struggling for things to fill the rest of the episodes with, so the ending bit sort of dragged on a bit, but it wasn't really all that bad. It
was quite a fun drama, and there were quite a few twists that were honestly really unexpected for me. That does NOT happen very often.
The Cast: OH MY GOODNESS. I had never heard of Chris Wu [who plays Terry] before now, and damn I have no idea why. That man is a fabulous crier. Seriously. And anybody is able to melt into a puddle at his loving looks. He, for me, was the best part in this drama, although there were few bad actors. The lead female was a bit boring, but she had character. I actually really enjoyed Xiao Fei's character... If I were to highlight one bad casting choice, it would be Liang Yan's father. He... wasn't great. But honestly, besides him, everybody fulfilled their parts to my satisfaction.
The Music: Wonderful. The OST was really, really great in my opinion. The lyrics and mood of the music always fit the situation, and there was a good theme to them. One of the best parts of this drama.
Rewatch Value: I'd watch it again, but not any time soon.
So yes, overall, I'd say that it's definitely worth watching. At times it is a bit frustrating, and you definitely see some complaints about the ending, but I personally loved the ending.
I recommend this. :)
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I kept feeling like I was watching Smiling Pasta while watch this drama. They sort of have a similar plot.
A girl pretending to be the fiance of a rich when she come from a poor family and she is in love with someone else.