Everything is going great for Du Lala. Now in her 30s, the insecurities of her younger years are behind her. She is happily married to Wang Wei and is the HR manager at work and about to face a promotion to become the HR director. But Lala’s complacent life is challenged when a new employee shows up in the form of Kathy, a beautiful woman in her 20s whose professional star shines brighter than Lala’s. Not only does Kathy threaten to take Lala’s promotion away from her, she also turns out to be a beloved former student of Wei’s mother and is well-liked by the whole Wang family, including Wei himself. To make matters worse, Kathy moves into the apartment right below Lala and Wei! Can Lala defend her career and her marriage from her new archenemy?
Adapted from a novel by the same title, by Li Ke (李可). Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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If you love family dramas with good cast and dont mind meddlesome mom in law. This is a good cup of tea
If you love romantic dramas of the fluffy or light hearted type u need to reconsider.
I consider a long while whether to watch or not aft readin sypnopsis because i hated third party home wreckers. But i still gave in aft watching glimpses of the drama on tv. Stephy Qi's Du la la just really draws me in. A good actress and i love her character too. She's someone who found her love and committed to starting her marriage life with husband Wang wei and juggle her career in HR. She's respectful of her mom in law but try not to be a push over. I m sold on her chemistry with her onscreen husband. Their interactions are realistic. Husband and wife who are comfortable with each other, communicate, support each other and some good natured jabs too. Once in awhile Wang wei does something romantic too. Like a match made in heaven.
Trouble comes with his mum's student, also a long time family friend who insinuated herself into their lives. My tolerance for this "xiao san" aka third party, is really low and she had a lot of screen time. Because shes also La la's rival at work.
Honestly this drama i watch 30 to 35% of total running time because i couldnt stomach the mom in law and the 3rd party. Although i must say early on i admire how La la and Wang wei worked hard for their relationship. She had insticts and was frank with her husband on this. I also love that Wang wei never jump to conclusions when the ex boyfriend appear. He had a mature conversation asking for her explanation. Ep 38 when they sat down to address how to handle their problems were also very mature n nice.
Their marriage to me was very realistic. Initially they can overcome the meddlesome mother but when the 3rd party purposefully drives a wedge in plus difficulties at work causes too much stress and eventually a rift and loss of trust.. The break up was eventual.
Love the ost played at the end of the episode. I thk its sung by Stephy Qi herself.
7.5 is my generous score because as usual like most C dramas it suffered mid series problem of dragging out problems and angst. Means i skip alot.
The ending *minor spoiler alert* although wrapped up well wasnt satisfying enough.. I felt the 2 otps need another 5mins of screentime together.