Chen Yi En and her boyfriend Ye Qi Lei together set up their own business right after graduating from university. However, they have to learn that the business world is competitive and cruel. In the end, his rival causes Qi Lei’s “death by accident”. Instead of falling apart, Yi En becomes only stronger and takes on the heavy burden of leading the company alone, eventually making a famous fashion brand out of it. At the same time, she continues to track down Qi Lei’s whereabouts. Qi Lei actually didn’t die, someone saved him, but because of the seriousness of his wounds, he had to undergo plastic surgery and now recovers overseas. When Qi Lei returns to China to find out the truth behind his accident, he becomes the chairman of a fashion enterprise and goes by the name “Lu Zhun”. He and Yi En meet again as competitors but eventually fall in love with each other again. However, things get complicated when Yi En’s childhood friend Qin Ye, who has been pursuing her, enters the picture and Yi En’s best friend Cen Wei falls for the handsome Lu Zhun. Edit Translation
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Cast & Credits
Project Runway meets the ApprenticeFor the first ten episodes, I kept thinking that I was going to drop this show. And at the end of each one, I wasn't sure why I was still watching. But I kept going--just one more and then another and another. I liked the variety of clothing from the runways to the characters' everyday lives. And I really wanted to know whether the ML was "good" or "bad" because he was presented so ambiguously. So now I'm done, but I'm still not sure it was worth my time. Here's my glance down from 10,000 feet.
1. PLOT- Although sometimes confusing, the flashbacks were well integrated without being overly repetitive. Fairly early on, I guessed the "man behind the curtain" who was malevolently orchestrating everything, but a couple twists really surprised me. I enjoyed the fleshed out secondary and tertiary relationships, but I think they probably could have edited these a bit more tightly--perhaps down to 53 or 54 episodes. The 2ML's confusion about friendship and love was particularly drawn out. And the typical "everything was my fault" narrative emerges over and over fro m different characters. Three people felt responsible for the pivotal and fatal auto accident from 5 years earlier.
2-SETTING- I appreciated that the story was spread across two countries: China and France. And rather than be trapped in the stereotypical Paris, Marseilles was the primary French location. On top of that, the fashion shows were a delight to watch and the integration of technology felt en pointe. While the product placement (1734 wine, nutritious nuts for snacking, the AC fir VP Shao) felt imposed rather than integrated with the story, it didn't totally derail the story, Finally, office gossip was a bit overused for scene setting within the company.
3-CHARACTERIZATION- while a few characters felt fairly flat (evil mastermind, 3rd & 4th couples), several were explored with some depth. I was particularly interested in the portrayal of someone with autism and then someone moving toward a mental breakdown with OCD. The third of four couples showed a noona relationship where the F was 28 and the M was 23. That one seemed the least probable of the 4, simply because she was so abrasive and verbally abusive early in the relationship. Yet the young man kept pursuing her.