Rent a Girlfriend Home for New Year (2010) poster


  • Drama: Rent a Girlfriend Home for New Year
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Feb 1, 2010 - Mar 10, 2010
  • Original Network: CCTV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 209 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #4826
  • Watchers: 508

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10 people found this review helpful
Dec 2, 2012
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
What I really enjoyed about this drama was the look at traditional Chinese lifestyle in modern China. They showed us a beautiful old house and explained old traditions that I found interesting.
The story sucked me in and kept me entertained from the first episode, and I couldn't stop watching.
The chemistry between the couple was good and their bickering amused me. I wish there was more romance in it though.
Unfortunately around episode 19 things became very dramatic and deep and the fun went out of the show ( or maybe I was just tired...I dramathoned it) and the last episode was like a Jeep commercial lol

If you want to watch something good, Chinese and interesting this is for you.

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3 people found this review helpful
Feb 4, 2013
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 3.0
This drama is not so great, but it's quite entertaining. The actors do their work properly, but some of the characters are annoying, especially Chu Xiao Xiao's best friend, Shang Xiao Tian. I didn't like Chu Xiao Xiao at first, but aftwerwards her character seems more mature and interesting.

It has some funny parts during the first episodes, after that, the plot becomes more serious and dramatic.

Overall, it was okay, but it doesn't stand out from the average dramas.
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1 people found this review helpful
Nov 30, 2014
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 4.0

On the surface it looks like the usual contract relationship drama which develops into romance but it is only a small part of it. The core of this drama is family relations, it touches upon individual stories of all the members of the Sun family. There are lot of traditional,cultural aspects involved which may sometimes feel irrational for the current modern generation adding to that the Sun family is largely patriarchal in nature in which women have very less power.

Story develops well with comedy parts early on with bickering, misunderstandings, and coincidences. Post contract relationship parts are mainly family oriented and then the eventual understanding,trust and love. There are a lot of secrets between the main characters which gradually comes to light throughout the drama, once they are all out in the open story becomes dull and the last few episodes were just dragging into the obvious outcome. This made ending a little weak and lackluster.


Main female lead was very good in showing emotions. Main male lead and 2nd female lead had nearly the same expressions for most part of the drama, maybe because their character demanded it but it was not fun to watch. The sisters, parents and other family members were good along with decent supporting cast.


The starting song had a catchy tune which was a joy to hear and comes across during the happy moments in drama. The rest of the music were appropriate for the situations.


A largely family drama depends on how story unfolds, once it is known it loses its charm. The Rom-Com parts less in number so watching again or not depends on the genre the viewer likes. For me, it would be 4/10

Overall it was a very well made drama with obvious cliches (Similar to "My Name is Kim Sam Soon") at the core of the story, some parts of the execution failed but still nonetheless interesting to watch.

( Also the last episode was made lackluster due to the "Jeep China" vehicle advertisement included into episode where Jeeps took focus over the characters it was annoying and the emotions could not be felt at all leading to a further weak ending )

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