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Zhou Wei Wei is about to marry her successful, devoted fiancé. And Chu Ke Huan's girlfriend of ten years is hoping to tie the knot with him. There’s just one hitch, Wei Wei and Ke Huan are starting to develop feelings for one another. Despite their intentions to keep things platonic, Cupid seems to have other plans for them. Will they get cold feet? Will they give in to passion? Or can they keep their feelings for one another in check? This tense romantic drama about love, friendship, and betrayal is adapted from a novel by hit author Ayamei. (Source: Viki) Edit Translation

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  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: May 31, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: CTV CTV
  • Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 2,248 users)
  • Ranked: #1052
  • Popularity: #813
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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Completed
PeggySue
19 people found this review helpful
Aug 16, 2019
13 of 13 episodes seen
Completed 2
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 4.0
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I felt more frustration than "love" unfortunately

*UPDATE: Finale was a big MEH for me as predicted. Sad Panda.*
I will likely come back and update this once the final episode air.
SO, the acting is wonderful. I love the characters and the storyline and this is definitely one of the steamiest shows on Viki. I love everything this show could have possibly been. I still love the show but feel more frustration than "love" a lot of the times which is why I'm giving it 7 stars instead of 10 for right now.
My issues:
1. For a drama romance to work, there has to be a bit "more" to keep the main characters apart. In my personal opinion, after 10 episodes, the "why not" just isn't there and it drags the entire storyline down in a major way.
2. The Chu Kehuan's ex is a bit of a one-dimensional & psychotic/dependent/weak character on ALL levels and it makes her whole storyline aggravating to watch. Since they also keep shoving her in our face as a "reason" the main character's don't just get together already, it makes episodes painful to watch and honestly, cringe-worthy. When she keeps repeating the same shit over and over again about "10 year relationship" and "but I love you" and so on. So. Painful. Already.
3. Speaking of #2 above, we all know from little hints that she has some hidden secret of WHY she got an abortion all those years ago and broke her man's trust in their relationship, but IF & WHEN she finally reveals it... do we even CARE??? No. No we do not, so that plot point is null and void and won't make any impact on us as viewers because she's a douche and we couldn't care less at this point.
4. ZWW's ex, 321. He might be CLUELESS and a bit of a bore AND he has 0 skills when it comes to knowing what a woman thinks, and so on, BUT I feel like the writers turn him into a bit of a manipulating, violent ASSHAT in a single episode because they didn't know what else to do to vindicate ZWW's decision (as if she needed any other reasons) AND to keep the plot moving along with drama thrown in for good measure in nearly the last episode. Now, with ONLY TWO episodes left and the previews showing 321 still showing his ass in the next episode, well, I don't foresee us getting MUCH actual ROMANCE/happiness between ZWW and Chu Kehuan that we've all been anticipating with bated breath.
OK... I have more issues with the show than I realized. And, sadly, I'm only watching the last episode because I love the actors and have invested way too much time NOT to see the ending. :/

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Completed
pammo1949
11 people found this review helpful
Aug 24, 2019
13 of 13 episodes seen
Completed 5
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
This drama really is on the cutting edge for examining the social, emotional and physical relationships that exists between two adults. That relationship is expanded by the interaction with friends, co-workers and even parents. It also is realistic because in most long term relationships there are interventing circumstances that will change the "love story" of the adults involved. This drama has a good depiction of murphy's law. Everything possible started to go wrong because of one intervening party's opinion. I call in "enlightenment" combined with lust (initially).

The lust becomes respect and love and the enlightenment becomes the basis of collapse of this couple's plans.
The drama is extremely addictive with a maturer theme and filming - the story was well written and the actors were excellent throughout. Total investment in their outcomes. A good analysis of the uncertainties of what would or could be considered a certainty. A good analysis of obsession and its eventual outcomes. Without writing a spoiler - the ending was perfect - more of a reality (especially after understanding WeiWei's character).
I am really glad that I never watch the prologue "clips" and always fast forward to the story because it was apparently depicted in the finale. (don't like to know parts of the ending in advance).

The music was so good and set the tone for most scene changes or encounters. This drama is not for everyone and I would give parental guiding warnings if you have young viewers interested in checking it out.
Infidelity or cheating issues are not adulterous issues. All characters are single and dating.

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Details

  • Drama: Before We Get Married
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: May 31, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: CTV, CTV
  • Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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  • Score: 8.2 (scored by 2,248 users)
  • Ranked: #1052
  • Popularity: #813
  • Watchers: 4,994

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