A story about a heroine and her complicated relationship with the Ye Family as she becomes emotionally entangled with two brothers. In the year 1990s, Xiang Yuan receives financial aid from the Ye Family in order to attend university in Shanghai. She is smart, dedicated, excels in school and succeeds in becoming economically independent after entering the workplace. Xiang Yuan is in love with the Ye Family's eldest son Ye Qian Ze while the second son Ye Yun is in love with her. Ye Qian Ze has romantic relations with the Ye Family's adopted daughter Ye Ling but ends up marrying Xiang Yuan. Misunderstandings tear their marriage apart, and an unexpected and irreversible tragedy separates the couple forever. Four years later, Xiang Yuan has overcome the hardships to turn the firm into the best real estate company in Shanghai. Ye Yun finally confesses his enduring feelings for Xiang Yuan. Will she be able to accept him or will tragedy strike again? (Source: chinesedrama.info) Edit Translation
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I stuck it out because their characters were good but on several occasions I honestly did not feel entertained. It got a bit boring. Their love kept me invested. 58 episodes is a bit much for no twist, climax or event. I had nothing to hope for watching this series. You know how you like a character and you hope for something good for them or you dislike one and hope for justice, I had no feelings for anyone. The script gave me no expectation, nothing to desire or hope for. It was like over hearing someones uninteresting conversation from another table. I’ve watched many series and this one by far has to be the most boring I’ve ever watched and also the one that displays exceptional communication between a couple, but that communication just wasn’t enough to make up for the nearly emotionless faces throughout.
And don’t get me started on chemistry and emotions, I think it was absent during the filming. I didn’t understand it before work but I do now. The lack of chemistry between characters can be the difference between a good and a bad show. Great chemistry makes it more believable and heartfelt but without chemistry it almost seems like they’re reading a script off of paper and that’s what this felt like it felt like. So in short this feel like a very long script that was being read that would have given the same impact if it was read over the phone because the body language and chemistry with absent. It was kind of weird actually. I don’t know if that change my perception of the series as a whole but I can say that it played a big part. The story wasn’t awful but that too was long and unexciting. I encourage any potential viewer to watch 2 random episodes. Doing this will allow you to see the tone of the series. It’s like this all the way through. And I might add that I think that the synopsis for this is wrong as well. I believe that it indicated some sort of tragedy and twist but aside from the tragedy there was no complication, no twist no trial of any kind. But I am on episode 43 of 48, a plot could happen.????????♀️