A man loses everything in one day in a tragic car accident. Fang Zhan Cheng lost his fiancée, Liang Luo Han , but he also lost his own eyesight. Devastated by the loss of his fiancée, Zhan Cheng is inconsolable and even refuses a corneal transplant that could restore his vision. But his life takes an unexpected turn when Wang Yu Xi, who looks exactly like his fiancée, is hired to become Zhan Cheng’s day nurse. Another young woman, Xu Ya Ti, receives Luo Han’s heart in a transplant and begins to exhibit many of Luo Han’s mannerisms and personality. Caught between a woman who looks exactly like his beloved dead fiancée and another woman who behaves just like her, what will Zhan Cheng do? “Someone Like You” is a 2015 Taiwanese drama series directed by Chen Rong Hui. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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I finished this a month ago but didn't have the guts to write about it, well because I didn't like it. There are far more better works of Kingone Wang than this one.
So, I decided to watch this because the story seemed interesting, but I really shouldn't have because now I'm mad at the stuff that they showed. I will be straight to the point. I'm going to mention the two things that bothered me the most, and well for the rest of the drama the scene weren't as bad.
1. The characters seem to have no logic sense, specially both main characters.
Zhan Cheng is blind, so obviously you are going to see in the drama different scenarios where he is faced with difficulties which if he had been sighted he could have resolved them, but let me tell you something, if you are blind or have lost the ability to use one of your five senses, the other four senses develop more to overcome the disability. In one specific frustrating scene, Zhan Cheng and Yu Xi are in a boat and well Yu Xi falls into the water thinking that Zhan Cheng fell in the water, to my shock Yu Xi has a leg cramp —like everyone that falls into the water in an Asian Drama, be it shallow or not— so she calls out his name and he answers back in desperation that she fell into the water and he can't do anything to save her. He has the greatest idea of along with her scream in the middle of the sea and the night, screaming for help! There was another person in the boat, but could hear all the howling because, well he had HEADPHONES ON!!
Zhan Cheng decides that it is best to jump into the sea and save Yu Xi, but it all goes awry because HE IS BLIND!
My logical solution: Boy, that's your boat! Go inside the cabin and try to find the other dude in the boat. If not, well try to find the lifesaver floating ring that are almost always at the rails or side of the boat and COMMUNICATE not SCREAM and ask the other person where to throw it.
2. The ENDING IS NOT ROMANTIC AT ALL!
Ok, so imagine your boyfriends decides to marry you while you're in coma because he really wants to take care of you? Awwww. NO!
Let's understand why Zhan Cheng does this, okay?
He lost his fiancee in a car accident, after being in coma for a while. So, now he has a relationship with this other girl that is his fiancee's sister, and fate decides to repeat itself, she falls into a coma after an accident also. So, here I'm thinking that he fears to loose Yu Xi, just like his fiancee. But, to him the most reasonable solution is to marry his girlfriend (WITHOUT HER CONSENT btw), just her mother's approval of the marriage, of which she mentions clearly: "If Yu Xi were to know that I'm marrying her off without her consent she would kill me."
HELLOOOOOO! Her mother even admits that is no good!!!!!
Even so, they go on with the wedding in the hospital room, the do the whole ceremony and the even record it, THEY EVEN TAKE PICTURES/VIDEOS WITH HER!!!
Fast-forwarding to when she wakes up from the coma, she wakes up in his house (which is now their house) and she sees the wedding video (if I can even call it that) and she CRIES! like CRIES so touched of what happened. Eventually Zhan Cheng wakes up to find Yu Xi outside in their backyard and she says "so I'm now your wife?" to what he responds "yes, you are my wife"!
At this, all I am thinking is that this is NUTS!! THIS IS ILLEGAL!! He practically FORCED HIS WILL ON HER! She had no say in it whatsoever. There are movies and dramas about people in coma and loved ones waiting for them to wake up just to marry them, while they are BOTH aware of the situation. Something that the writer did not care about. The writer does not care about one deciding for oneself, more like others enforcing their will on you! NO! Not romantic at all!!!
The first 10 episodes were amazingly well developed and I loved watching the character development and the initial friendship between Yu Xi (Lorene's character) and Zhan Cheng (Kingone's character) when he was blind. As their friendship developed into love, they became a super compatible couple. Their kissing scenes were also very cute. I think they're a great OTP for sure. Another reason why I liked this drama so much was because of the department store rivalry scenes/element. Unlike other romance dramas where the male lead is a CEO and they don't talk much about it other than the fact that he looks great wearing suits and has a lot of money, this drama plays out the rivalry scenes. They continue with the department scene rivalry side story throughout the drama and I really enjoyed these scenes because they were intense and nerve wracking to watch and they added to character development of Zhan Cheng. It wove seamlessly into the main plot and didn't distract from the romance.
Kingone really carries this drama. His portrayal of a blind man was seriously amazing. His acting was flawless and I couldn't see any flaws in his portrayal. I wasn't initially a fan of him because I usually like idol drama actors (read my other reviews) , but his character is really the ultimate perfect boyfriend. I actually liked Lorene's acting. Although her acting seemed a little fake in the beginning, her acting got a lot better. Like I said, Kingone carried the drama and he guided her through the romantic scenes well. Many think her crying scenes were fake, but I thought it was realistic because realistic crying isn't pretty. In terms of the supporting actors, I loved William's camaraderie with Zhan Cheng, and Yu Xi's relationship with her family. The supporting couples between Zhan Cheng's sister and Yu Xi's brother was adorable, as well as William's relationship with Yu Xi's best friend. Lorene was good at her dual roles as well.
The music is so heartwarming and emotionally provoking. I think this is one of the best soundtracks as a whole for a drama. Bii did most of the soundtrack, and I liked his songs a lot. They perfectly match the tone of the drama and the scenes.
For those of you who are unsure if you want to watch it because you're not sure if you can handle the various tragedies of this drama from the summary you just read, trust me, it is worth watching. It took me 2 weeks to finally decide to watch this because I selectively pick dramas to watch since I don't like dropping dramas; I feel the need to finish a drama once I start it. I'm glad I watched this drama; after all, it has now become one of my favorite dramas. Re-watch value is definitely high. In fact, I'm re-watching it right now! If your taste is anything like mine (read my other reviews for T-dramas), you will definitely love this drama. Give it a try. You won't regret it.
***edit*** As I said earlier, I'm watching it for the second time and after watching it for the second time I came to appreciate the beautiful cinematography of this drama even more. The BTS videos were also very entertaining and showed the chemistry between the leads. I recommend watching the BTS if you fall in love with the characters like me! I'm starting to like all the characters after watching it for the second time because I can start to understand some of their actions even though some of them were unforgivable. This might sound crazy, but I think I might watch it for the third time in the future. I really hope Kingone and Lorene collaborate on a drama again! (10/9)