"Single is the best" is the slogan of the free-spirited single lady Waenpetch, who's an editor for the Lovely Family magazine, and the gentle flower shop owner Laising. They both don't believe in marriage. One day, they meet at a wedding when they accidentally catch the bouquet at the same time. They become friends since they share the same views about love and marriage, but what's going to happen when they start to have feelings for each other?
Cast & Credits
Overall story started out promising. The female lead feels relatable (to me) as a single woman getting closer to the 'marriage appropriate age' barrier and not wanting to be pushed into a relationship. She keeps her character throughout the story, just slowly learns that the male lead might just fit into her life after all. For me, it had a little too much of the side-storylines which dragged the whole thing down in timing. Although there need to be side-stories to feed the main story, not all of these side-stories need to get as much screentime as they did.
HOWEVER; I enjoyed watching this drama a lot. Would rewatch again, although I'll probably skip the side-storylines the next time. The main couple's chemistry is what makes this story shine. I really love friends to lovers dramas, and this one felt like a healthy relationship (which, in my experience is not always the case with lakorns) so I can't say I didn't enjoy this.
Also sidenote: HER OUTFITS IN THIS ARE SO FREAKING AMAZING!! The stylist here did a stellar job.
What I wanted to see here was them going from:
- Strangers to good friends: Check! Even talking about what's bothering them, feelings and general chitchat without implying the romance immediately. Enjoyed the set-up a lot.
- Friends to crushes: Check! Subtle hints of them starting to like each other more and more.
- Crushes to... Married couple? This is where they lost me. I felt like; With 26 episodes we should have gotten a lot more of the romance build-up towards this inevitable marriage question. Both, if not her a bit more, are un-eager to jump into marriage at the beginning and YET with family related circumstances changing, they rush into it.
This felt like it was a last hurdle created to have some sort of conflict at the end. But in reality, the fact that he wants to marry her and she's unsure is conflict in and of itself. I feel like the writers could have built on that premise and then shown her opening up to the idea over the course of a few episodes.
Another thing that I like about this drama is the characters. My most favorite character is Waen's grandma. She's the coolest ever. She's very understanding and super supportive of her one and only granddaughter. Lucky Waen to have an amazing grandma like that. For that, I give two thumbs up (ten if I have more thumbs :P). Plus, she's very bold and daring. Good thing Waen got that side of her grandma in her.
The least favorite is Sing's dad. I can understand that he's being quite old school and traditional type but sometimes he need to give some space for his kids to grow even though 2 of them are married. It's not always perfect with marriage. Its understandable for the father wanting a happy marriage but its always good to give some time and space for the whole family. He's not a bad father at all. He's concern and being responsible for his kids after having to lose one in the past. Perhaps he doesn't want the history to repeat itself again in the family. Good thing Waen's grandma gave Sing's dad a piece of her mind before he regrets it.
The grandkids are so cute especially Tuktik. Poor kid have to listen to the shouting and screaming. Its happy ending for Tuktik and her parents too, that's the beautiful part. Cookie is the most calmest dog ever. That fella is a cute dog too. My other favorite character in the drama. LOL! Anyway, the drama has been wonderful especially on Waen and Sing's parts. The rest I'm not too sure. Apart for the rom-com parts, I can say its the typical family story where you and I can see in reality. Happy ending to all. :)