Just when everything seemed to go well for Ji An Lei series of unfortunate events happened. Her promotion got stolen by an outside hire, her boyfriend cheated on her, and she got an unwanted roommate. When she discovers her new roommate had come all the way from Japan to win the love of his dream girl, who happens to be her boss' daughter and her ex's new girlfriend, she joins forces with him on an "Operation Fighting for Love."

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  • Currently Watching: The Pursuit of Happiness

    SeRose takes a break from Kdramas to watch the currently airing Taiwanese drama, The Pursuit of Happiness! Nothing but persuasive arguments inside to watch this! *No Spoilers*
    • Dec 1, 2013

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  • Feb 11, 2014 13 of 13 episodes seen
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  8
    • Story  7
    • Acting/Cast  8
    • Music  6
    • Rewatch Value  5
    I think a lot of times we find ourselves looking for drama that is 'different'. Well, here's one for you. This drama manages to be cute and fresh without any makjang, birth secrets, evil relatives, amnesia, tragedy, abuse, crime or unbearable second leads. It felt like a breath of fresh air.

    Not to say that this is a story wholly deprived of cliches. Of course, it does have a love triangle/square and some romantic conflicts between the main leads. Refreshingly, for a change the conflict between the leads comes from within themselves and not any external sources (which I usually hate).

    What I liked was that the characters seemed realistic and relatable on a certain level. They are both very, very normal people trying to juggle
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  • Jan 26, 2014 13 of 13 episodes seen
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  9
    • Story  9
    • Acting/Cast  10
    • Music  9
    • Rewatch Value  8
    before i go any further with this review, please let me say here that i have only watched a handful of Taiwanese dramas. BUT among those few, this could very well be the best i've seen.
    the OTP's chemistry is totally off the charts! their acting, spot-on! i can feel their pain, their frustrations, their happiness, their emotions.
    the only reason i put an 8 for rewatch value instead of a 9 or 10 is because i rarely rewatch dramas that i've seen. but i wouldn't be surprised if i catch myself taking another peek at an episode or a scene from this drama in the foreseeable future.
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  • Made by the same people who made The Pursuit of Happiness. Follows similar themes of two people gradually and unknowingly falling for each other.
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  • rationalbeings 19 days ago
    More of an in-between drama, though I can see the similarities between how In Time With You was shot/produced, it really fell short of reaching the same level. The actors took a really long time to get into characters, so the first few episodes are a little stiff. But overall not bad, it does drag a bit but thankfully not as much as is the norm for Tdramas.
  • kdramafan1974 Feb 24, 2014
    I want to reach into the screen and smack the lead girl. I am four episodes in and she is driving me nuts. Eye rolling, telling our lead guy to shut up, being overall just annoying and majorly selfish. The lead guy is so sweet. Nevermind that Tony Yang is freaking hot. His character has feelings and they aren't self centered. I am hoping this gets better. I really want to finish it.
  • blossom405 Feb 6, 2014
    This is a short a sweet drama; a very good drama overall :) If you're looking for something to watch, definitely don't skip past this! Had me smiling at the end :D Both leads were fantastic and the male lead Huang Yi Kang is so totally my favourite !!
    1 ❤
  • MyDBSJ Jan 11, 2014
    I got bored after 10 episodes :/
    1 ❤
  • JadeDarcy Jan 8, 2014
    Though I can't say I like it as well as I liked "In Time With You", I can say that I really enjoyed it. It's a quick watch at just 13 episodes. I got confused with the happenings on episodes 10 and 11(I think), but it was over all an enjoyable drama.
    • rationalbeings 19 days ago
      Me too! I had to stop for a bit at ep 12? that "dream" confession. I don't know why they didn't clearly show the confession wasn't real, I spent the rest of the episode wondering wth was going on.
      1 ❤
    • JadeDarcy 11 days ago
      Right?! It seems that it might have been an editing issue. I don't know.
      1 ❤
  • _Rosie Jan 7, 2014
    I have been looking forward to starting this now that its finished airing I heard it has the same writer as In Time With You (which I absolutely loved) so heres hoping for another good romantic drama:)
  • Bera Jan 4, 2014
    One episode to go!!! :D so excited!!! ~XD
  • KangAhSsi Dec 23, 2013
    I really like this drama so far, it's so well-made and fun,
    Ji An Lei and Huang Yi Kang are so cute togheter!
    2 ❤
  • Steelheart Dec 17, 2013
    He wei ting looks hideous
    2 ❤
  • Bera Dec 14, 2013
    I really liked this from the first second, it has what it takes to attract audience, so Cool that this drama keeps you anticipating !! :D
    1 ❤
  • nayosh Nov 20, 2013
    I like it so far , keep the good work
  • MyDBSJ Nov 16, 2013
    I am enjoying this drama so far! :D
    2 ❤
  • xAyuu Oct 16, 2013
    LOVED the first episode! hope the rest will be just as good if not better
    4 ❤
  • DontPanicToktok Oct 15, 2013
    the first episode was awesome. but it wasn't surprising though...I'm so looking forward to the next episodes!!
  • GisaengTales Oct 15, 2013
    Love the story... From the little I've read I can already tell it's right up my ally!
    And lol, Coco from FTLY. =w=
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The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness


  • Main Title: The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Native title: 愛的生存之道
  • Also Known as: Ai De Sheng Cun Zhi Dao

General Details

  • CountryTaiwan
  • Aired: October 11, 2013 to January 3, 2014
  • Airs On: Friday
  • # of Episodes 13
    Average Duration 1 hr. 30 min. per episode
  • Genres: Drama, Romance


  • Score: 7.54 (scored by 162 users)
  • Ranked: #467
  • Popularity: #729
  • Members: 572
  • Favorites: 0
3.8 stars - based on 162 votes

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