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Five years ago, Xia Ran Ran was an ugly duckling futilely tailing behind Lin Xiang An, whereas Su Mo was the white lotus on Lin Xiang An's heart. Five years gone, Xia Ran Ran became Shao Ming Zhe's fiancée in name, but Su Mo is the ex-girlfriend he keeps in his heart. Xia Ran Ran never expected to meet Lin Xiang An again. Time has passed, yet her memory still seems to be rooted in the past. Can she wipe him away from the bottom of her heart? Her relationship with Shao Ming Zhe is due to the alliance between their families. They've always accompanied each other, but they've never loved each other. Will his gentleness and love be a drug she cannot quit? Love is like a poppy, breathtakingly beautiful yet fatal. Chen Luo is her father's right-hand man; he's tried to approach her, only for her to step away again and again. However, no matter how iron-hearted she is, will she be able to escape from the web of love he cast? Who will be the leading man in her life and her partner in this unending romance play? (Source: ChineseDrama.info) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Zhi Wei Na Yi Ke Yu Ni Xiang Jian" by Xian Cheng. Edit Translation

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  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 40
  • Aired: Nov 28, 2020 - Dec 19, 2020
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Dragon TV ZJTV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 486 users)
  • Ranked: #6182
  • Popularity: #5858
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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Dropped 37/40
Joyce Chan
8 people found this review helpful
Dec 23, 2020
37 of 40 episodes seen
Dropped 1
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 1.5
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First of all this was filmed in 2017... This drama if it werent for the Li yi tong and Lu yi, i couldnt get through it... and which i barely got through.... dont like this drama... storyline sucks..

Female lead is the daughter of the Xia corporation. She is rich, pretty, smart. In her high school years she befriends Su Mo ( aka bitchy bf), and Ling Xiang An ( second lead?) whom she had a crush on. Of course the second lead only has eyes for the white lotus Su mo. At that time su mo already had a bf which was the male lead. Due to the male lead's family disapproval, the second female lead Su mo takes the money of the male lead mom's and goes to university in United Kingdom. Second male lead decides to go with his white lotus ( second female lead) to United Kingdom. During this time the female lead goes to United Kingdom to find her mom. The phone number that she though was the mom's was the male lead ( lol what a surprise) Thus beginning their friendship. They go through their 4 years together in United Kingdom and decides to go back to China to find her mother and get revenge on the mistress of her dad. The mistress has been trying to get rid of the female lead, trying to cut all money ties and tries to take over the company.
Long story short , male lead slowly falls in love with the female lead.. but the ex gets in their way aka the lu cha biao Su mo.

The story is not developed well and there are quite a few annoying characters!
1) Su mo ( who was suppose to be the female lead's best friend.... but was always jealous of the female lead for having the perfect life) Su mo gets int the way of the two lead's relationship, when she already has a fiancee. What a bitch !!
2) Lin Xiang An ( the crush of the female lead when she was young) He only has eyes for Su mo, and never saw how good the female lead was. His character is of nuisance, and annoying.
3) evil mistress wanna be step mom.... such a despicable character and conniving. Trying to do too much to interfere between the relationship of the female lead and her dad.

The sweet moments of the leads were not enough. They were literally always bickering than being in love.lol I guessed right about when they would be together,, more than half way of the drama... predictable...

sighs... not my fave drama...arghh but i love lu yi and li yitong tho :(

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Completed
Becky
6 people found this review helpful
Jul 21, 2021
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 8.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 10
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A most unexpected piece of brilliant screenplay

Up until the last episode, I thought I've be rating this drama either 6 or 7, but that last episode turned everything around. In fact, I'm thinking I would have to do a re-watch of the drama.... If you are not a deep thinker and just watch this drama as a rom-com, you would see this as a soap opera story and the ending as silly and nonsensical. If you are a deep thinker like me, you might realize the additional psychological implications that this drama has been hiding until the last scene. I'm seeing so much hints now, even the poster is suspicious.... isn't it weird that Xia Ran Ran is dressed in complete white while the rest of cast are in black? I need to talk to the director or scriptwriter!!

I like the start of the drama-- a spoilt rich girl with a sad past, was alone in England and had been partying wildly, so she ran out of cash and called home to ask for funds. She was denied and did not have money to pay the apartment rent. Then police received a tip and went to her apartment and discovered illegal drugs, so she was arrested. She did not have anyone she knew in England who could help her, except for the stranger whose mobile number she had thought was her mother’s. She called again and begged for his help. He felt sorry for her and went down to the police station and bailed her out. Without money and her identifications (police withheld this due to the investigations), she had no choice but to stay with this strange man. When she reached his home however, she was surprised that he was staying at the same address that her mother had given her. But where was her mother? And why was this stranger holding the mobile number and staying at the place where her mother should have been? The next sequence of events cleverly turned towards rom-com cliches—labour contract, aloof ML and cute-as-button FL, wild girl turned hardworking student in order to plan a revenge when FL returned to China…. Making me completely forgetting that initial mysterious setup.

And this is one aspect of the brilliance in the screenplay, how it set us up with a mysterious beginning then buried the mystery with rom-com and other developments until the last 10 episodes where the mystery was revealed. And the revelation is well done too, giving little stray crumbs to viewers to guess at the truth, yet not giving us enough to know the full story until screenplay was ready to reveal the truth.

The whole cast acted very well, special mention on Liu Xiao Zhen who played Dan Juan, FL’s sissy BFF. Except for Li Yi Tong…. I find her acting to be quite underwhelming and somewhat disconnected from the drama. BUT my opinion on her acting did a 180° change when I saw the ending….

Throughout the drama, Xia Ran Ran (Li Yi Tong) would occasionally talk to herself and have fantastical daydreams. I have thought these are adorable scenes that director puts in to add more cuteness…. BUT my opinion on this did a 180° change when I saw the ending….

It is a happy ending— everything turns up rosy for Xia Ran Ran, and she married Shao Mingzhe in beautiful fairytale-like wedding. BUT in the wedding scene, there is an exact same sequence that had appeared in the initial 10 eps, in one of Xia Ran Ran’s daydreams…. This very weird ending plus the above 2 points that I have mentioned led me to think that the screenwriter wanted to imply that the last episode is a fantasy of Xia Ran Ran, that she had chosen to live in a fantasized perfect world then face the reality…. The reality would be: she lost the tender, bank retracted back the loan support, they had to sell their home and properties to pay back the bank and maybe barely survived until police completed their investigations and returned the embezzled funds to Company.... Xiang An and Su Mo never reconciled and neither did Ran Ran and Su Mo..... As for Shao Mingzhe, Ran Ran could not be with him due to his mother's objection and she didn't want to sour their mother-son relationship....

Which in a way is logical, considering the amount of bullshit that happened to her, a normal woman would have slipped into deep depression. Instead she fantasized the perfect, fairytale ending to run away from her bitter and lonely reality.... Xia Ran Ran have maintained a cheerful optimism throughout the drama, she was so cheerful that she felt disconnected with reality, which bring me back to the point about how underwhelming Li Yi Tong had played Xia Ran Ran. On hindsight, this style of acting is exactly required to portray someone with depression and PTSD. I had a friend who had a bad car accident shortly after she received her driver’s license, and when we met her just after the accident, my first words were “wow, you somehow looked younger by a few years….” That’s what unexpected shock can do to a person, you might be crying and in shock internally but appearance-wise, you look younger and actually happy.

And this is why I am so impressed with the screenplay. You can interpret this drama 2 ways—a light-hearted rom-com with the perfect ending, or the sad story of a depressed woman who chose to live in a made-believe fantasy at the end….

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  • Drama: Fate
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 40
  • Aired: Nov 28, 2020 - Dec 19, 2020
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Dragon TV, ZJTV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 486 users)
  • Ranked: #6182
  • Popularity: #5858
  • Watchers: 1,773

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