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7.3
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Ratings: 7.3/10 from 125 users
# of Watchers: 1,468
Reviews: 2 users
Ranked #86132
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Xiang Yu Qiu is an orphan. A decade ago, his girlfriend, Luo Ting, died and donated her cornea to a sick 10-year-old girl named Xiang Lian Xin. Now ten years later, Lian Xin has returned to China after finishing a degree overseas. She meets her donor’s younger brother, Luo Rui, who falls in love with her at first sight. However, Lian Xin secretly adores Xiang Yu Qiu, the ex-lover of her cornea donor. Xiang Yu Qiu can’t face Lian Xin – Every time he looks at her, he sees Luo Ting’s eyes. So, he has no choice but to suppress his feelings for her. Under great pressure, Lian Xin unexpectedly falls victim to Alzheimer’s and Yu Qiu tries everything to help her get well. (Source: iQiyi) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 40
  • Aired: Jul 26, 2021 - Aug 23, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: iQiyi Tencent Video
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 125 users)
  • Ranked: #86132
  • Popularity: #6507
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Completed
MatildediShabran
14 people found this review helpful
Jul 23, 2022
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 3.0
Story 1.5
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 4.0
Rewatch Value 1.0

Nope

No, just no. One giant nope of a drama. Don't waste your time.

- acting: nope
- story: hell no!
- characters: nope
I don't want to start listing everything that didn't work about this drama, because literally nothing about this drama was good. On the other hand, I'm supposed to use up the 500 character minimum on this review.

I'll just summerize with a word-painting of what this drama is like then:

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Completed
Msheepops
4 people found this review helpful
Aug 29, 2021
40 of 40 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 4.0

Repetitive, over-used plot. Felt more like a 2005/2006 drama.

Story: The synopsis posted above is a good summary.
The story started not long after LianXin had gotten her transplanted corneas; she had been a close friend of the older Yu Qiu, Luo Ting, and Chen Ji. Before her death, Luo Ting had asked YuQiu to give her eyes to little LianXin. LianXin then was adopted by Luo Ting's family, who opposed her relationship with YuQiu.

Overall I quite liked the childhood portion of the drama - the child actress was great and the relationship between our main characters was building nicely. The drama showed how their bonds shifted throughout the years - when LianXin became a teenager, then a young lady. Finally, the second half of the drama settled on LianXin's "adult" life - she reconnected with Yu Qiu and her closest people after returning from her study abroad. Her Alzheimer's onset started appearing subtly toward the end.
Personally, I found myself skipping half of the scenes as it was repetitive - they recycled some of the plot arcs over and over again.

This is my first time watching the main male actor (Eric Yang); his acting was decent. The other actors did well, too. (except maybe Run Chen but oh well) - I LOVE the child actress playing little LianXin!

I wouldn't rewatch nor recommend the series, tho.
Felt too long and bland for my personal taste.




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Details

  • Drama: Once Given, Never Forgotten
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 40
  • Aired: Jul 26, 2021 - Aug 23, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: iQiyi, Tencent Video
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 125 users)
  • Ranked: #86132
  • Popularity: #6507
  • Watchers: 1,468

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