In their university days, Zhao Mo Sheng fell in love at first sight with law student He Yi Chen. Through various incidents where Mo Sheng "stalked" Yi Chen on campus, Mo Sheng's cheerful personality charmed Yi Chen, and they slowly became college sweethearts. When Yi Chen's foster sister Yi Mei challenged Mo Sheng for Yi Chen's attention, Mo Sheng turned directly to Yi Chen for clarification but did not expect to receive a cold response from him. Mistaking that Yi Chen and Yi Mei are a couple, Mo Sheng followed her father's arrangements and moved to the United States to continue her studies. Seven years later, Mo Sheng - who is now a professional photographer - returns to China, and coincidentally bumps into the unforgettable Yi Chen. Since the seven years they broke up, many people stand in the way of these star-crossed lovers: foster-sister Yi Mei; Mo Sheng's marriage in the United States; the unrelentingly infatuated ex-husband Ying Hui; as well as the financial grudges between the couple's fathers. All these situations continue to affect the two former lovers, but instead, these misunderstandings and challenges give them a better comprehension of the love they have missed over the past seven years.
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I've been a fan of Gu Man adaptations but what really pushed me to watch this was Yang Mi. Fresh off Eternal Love I've been looking for something to sate my appetite for both Yang Mi and Mark Chao and this didn't disappoint. HXM was also a bonus (as I did find him quite dreamy in Cruel Romance...which is quite strange for a self proclaimed feminist, he was quite overpowering in CR tbh but I couldn't resist) This review is purely for the film as I've not actually seen the drama
In terms of the story, this is quite fateful to the source (I'm reliably informed) so I have no complaints there. Kept me glued despite the frequent choppy editing (whoever they hired to edit this need to seriously up their skills as despite beautiful cinematography and framework, the way the scene's were cut and transitioned felt jarring) Despite that little gripe this second-chance -at-love story really resonated and made me ache for both the main characters. I really hope we get more Gu Man adaptations as I'm absolutely in love with her stories.
Acting was great...Yang Mi can really deliver, I love that she's beautiful AND can act, no wonder she's so in demand. I'm looking forward to seeing more from her. You can feel her character's emotions and her chemistry with HXM was spot on. HXM surprised me by his performance, man can emote well. Gone was the sometimes wooden acting from CR. I love him even more now.
Music was beautiful, I loved the main song (the one in the hospital and shower scene) anyone please put me out of my misery as I really want to know the name of this song. If I had to say anything negative, it was that the upload I watched had a weird carnival music playing in the background? It was disconcerting...
I would definitely want to watch this again, not for a while but yes worth a watch now and will be again I'm sure.