A romance begins between Mo Ge Li boy from the jungle and his muse when she accidentally introduces him to civilization.
Mo Ge Li is a boy from the jungle who was raised by the forest caretaker, Grandpa Lin. Mo Ge Li played with jungle creatures growing up until one day, an independent, career woman mistakenly takes him to the city. Ling Xi wanted to return him back to the forest right away but she couldn't help but allow him to stay for work reasons. Living under one roof, Mo Ge Li and Ling Xi start to develop a unique relationship. He learns the ways of the world with Ling Xi's help and acts as a bridge bringing her and the people around him closer to nature.
~~ Adapted from Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
Cast & Credits
Intriguing opener but terrible plot developmentMainly going to review the plot because the other components (acting/cast and music) were great.
I really liked how the story was captivating from the start (different from typical C-drama openers) and there was always a new story or goal for at least one of the characters/pairs. However, the plot did dragged in the middle because there's a lot of couples and the drama goes into each couple's story at some point. Each character/couple's "story" refers to their romantic lives, family relationships, AND work/jobs, so you can probably see why this drama ends up at 50 episodes... They also introduced a few new minor characters in the middle, which gave a nice break from the main characters' endless stories but also meant there's someone else's story to follow now.
IMO, the drama would have been more interesting if they expanded on Mowgli's adapting to civilization and the FL helping him adjust because that was what intrigued me the most. And it's not that I didn't enjoy the other couples, but if they only focused on one or two primary couples like most dramas do, then the drama could have ended wonderfully at the typical 20 or so episodes. Also worth mentioning that the story went downhill in the end, everything became super unrealistic and the ending was just unsatisfactory and weird. There was a lot of potential with this novel story but it didn't turn out for me.
Overall, it was still a good watch to kill time, but not amazing enough to get you hooked and waiting anxiously for the next episodes to come out. If I rewatched, I'd probably watch the first half of the drama again and stop there.
Acting/Cast: As I stated above I'm a fan of both the main leads, and they did well in their roles. In addition their chemistry was fantastic and watching them as a sickeningly sweet couple was a joy. As for the rest of the cast, they did well in their respective roles as well, so not much else to say. Although there were parts I skipped, mainly the scenes revolving around Zheng Li's & Bai Yi Ling's love line, because I didn't feel the chemistry and at a times it felt forced. Other than that their characterization of their characters were fine.
Music: Was this the OST of the year? No, but it's still very enjoyable to listen to and did it's job well in the drama
Story/Plot: Overall the story was fine and pretty straightforward, although there were inconsistencies in detail at times, but they were so small it didn't matter in the end. My main gripe is how the writers would start plot lines for the sake of it being a long drama, then we kind of forget about it, then they bring it back and rush to end it. Although, it seems with many other long dramas, this happens as well. I especially did not like the ending because of this, and I wanted everything wrapped in a nice neat bow, but I still was kind of happy in the end. Fully satisfied? No, but it will do. Still enjoyable tho.
Rewatch value: Although I enjoyed the ride, I would only come back for the cutesy scenes between the main leads and the second couple Tang Cheng & Lu Zi Yue. Luckily there are many of those!