An Jing and An Ning are twin sisters who were separated at an early age after their parents divorced. However, their father who values males over females quickly remarried and had another daughter named An Le. An Jing, the gentle sister, followed their father. An Ning, the aggressive sister, followed their mother. An Le was kidnapped when she was 10 years old. The three sisters all lived in different environments and faced their own unique obstacles. What will ultimately become of them when they reunite?
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This show is very touching. The storyline is wonderful. It's about family, love, betrayal, hate, and forgiveness. i love the story about the twins and what each went through. Though there were times when I couldn't stand the elder sister (Anjing) and wished all evil things, I have to sit back and think about her sacrifices too. Anning, the younger of the twins, is very nice and considerate of others. Sometimes she is way too nice that she lets others step all over her. Her character is tooooooo common of a theme for me though. I just wish she had a stronger character and not to forgive too easily. At least with Anjing, you see the development of her character from a naive innocent teen to a manipulative cold hearted, ruthlessness schemer. But you still forgive her because there is repentance. Anle is another of the sisters (different moms). I keep forgetting that she's just a kid, but her character is really annoying. At one point I thought the writer cut her off completely from the script. That was just wishful thinking on my end. I watched this show for Tiamming. I loved his character in Lady & Liar. He's so good looking. he is an accomplished actor. I love his role in this drama. I love that however he's feeling, you can see it in his eyes. When he's in love, you want to be on the receiving end. All the things he did in the name of love and not taking credit for it. Love love love his character. Jiajia is super annoying and I don't know why Tiamming puts up with her. She is such a psycho and is very selfish. In order to get what she wants, she will trample over everyone. And in the end, did she end up with the hero???? I can't stand Muxuan's character either. What is perfection? He's also another of the selfish characters that I couldn't stand. Like Anle, I thought his character ended when he left the country. I was very happy to see him go away.
the actors and actresses are very good. For the viewer to love/hate them, they are doing a great job. Each of the characters in the end you forgive them all. That is how great the drama was. The writer tied the story very neatly. The last 2 episodes were very touching. I didn't mind having a sleepless night to finish this. I really enjoyed this show. I especially love the little girl, Anyi. She's sooooooo adorable.
What is the meaning of love? Is it to sacrifice yourself for someone you love? Is it betraying your loved ones to achieve it? How much can a person go through in order to receive love? Can there be complete forgiveness? Watch this and you'll see. Don't try to skip any parts. It's very interesting with the twists and turns. You'll also see the development of these characters. Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I did.
However, unlike most of his other dramas, I feel like this is the first one where all the other cast members actually make him look like a mediocre actor (but still incredibly handsome and sexy lol). The level of acting in this drama has really raised my expectations for all Chinese dramas, especially the female characters. For once, I didn't just skip through all the scenes without Hawick (although i did skip quite a few lol), I actually wanted to see how the plot lines played out for all the other characters as well. As much as I love watching Hawick play the angsty yet romantic bad boy lover, I have to say compared to the other cast performances, he was basically just eye candy in this drama lol.
I genuinely and whole-heartedly gives this drama a 10/10. Each sister and even the female support roles have characters that are 3 dimensional and don't just sit around batting their eye lashes and crying (although that does still happen here lol). They each have their own goals and motives and agendas in life. And they each take their fate into their own hands. They are imperfect, although Anning is a bit too kind-heartedd to the point of being nauseating at times, she also has a feisty side that will appear when she feels she has been wronged. Ultimately she is a free-spirit that lives life fearlessly, but perhaps loves too fiercely to the point of being too self-sacrificing. Although unlike other dramas they don't just make the female lead kind-hearted for the sake of a love story, they do it to add to the plot line. I really love everything about Anning's character.
But I think my favorite performance overall is by the actress that plays Jiajia. With the exception of the scenes where she's constantly coming between Anning and Tianming, I love how she is a go-getter who isn't afraid to after what she wants and who she wants (if only who she wanted wasn't Tianming). If I wasn't already in love with Anning's character, I would like to see JiaJia be the female lead in her own love story plot, because she is so much fun to watch.
Plot wise, I also feel like this is a series that could have also been a film. Unlike so many other unfortunate dramas, this is a drama that doesn't create the kind of unnecessary conflict that makes me bored to tears even though I'm pretty sure it's supposed to elicit shock. The story moves along pretty nicely and there is a lot of humor. I actually did laugh out loud, especially between Anning and Tianming. They are super cute, but also super funny together! It's nice to see Hawick portray a female lead that doesn't just frown and act tough all the time. He has a soft side, especially around Anning and he acts really funny to make her laugh.
I can't believe this drama only got an 8 star rating. For me this is a must watch and unlike other dramas, there is a ton of cute scenes between the female and male lead, so even when there is drama between them, you don't feel like you're waiting too long for them to have happy moments. I will definitely be rewatching all of Anning and Tianming scenes.