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A fresh grad stays in the big city to pursue her dreams. The story follows her life as an internet star and as she hits a rut, she meets a corporate executive, thus starting a sweet romance between the two. Jiang Chu Chu is the owner of a small clothing company and an internet star. One day the clothes she modeled got damaged due to the undergarments she wore prompting her to give a bad review about the lingerie company online. Luo Tian Yi, is the CEO of lingerie company who takes note of this review which came at a critical point in business. A misunderstanding causes people to believe that Jiang Chu Chu is the girlfriend of Luo Tian Yi. Chu Chu comes to realize the extreme pressures beneath the facade of online fame. Her romance with Luo Tian Yi undergoes many trials due to the disparity in their backgrounds. An even bigger test arises in the international stage of lingerie fashion. Although success is uncertain, Chu Chu and her friends are willing to give their all. (Source: ChineseDrama.info) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Español
  • Português
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: May 23, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019
  • Aired On: Thursday, Friday
  • Original Network: Mango TV Mango TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 472 users)
  • Ranked: #4693
  • Popularity: #2272
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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Completed
BTSFT123
7 people found this review helpful
Nov 11, 2019
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
This drama is shot really interestingly, it strays from the usual cdrama formula, you'll find the characters are really unique and the flow of the story to be very creative. You can tell someone put a lot of thought to make not only the story interesting but the way it is presented interesting. The editing was also unique.

It's a Business strategy/war and Romance centred drama. Although the romance is a very prominent part of it, the show is also about achieving the female leads dreams and growing her very small business with the help of the male lead and her friends, so there is a lot of focus on them battling other companies. I found this story had many characters that weren't simply good or evil; there's a lot of complex scheming and ambitions and not everyone is as they seem.

The romance is really refreshing and very cute and there are a couple pairings in this although the leads are main focus. A very well written story that looks into the daily lives of small businesses and internet stars that has a lot of heart. Maybe this will inspire other people to start up their own business?

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SunSays
7 people found this review helpful
Jan 31, 2020
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0
This review may contain spoilers
This drama has everything in the right dose. I'm in love with so many aspects of this drama that the pros do outweigh the cons.

OST:-
THEY NEED TO BE ON SPOTIFY. THEY ARE AMAZING. I LOVE THE SONGS.
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Acting: -
||Pros||
Both the leads and the side characters are relatively new to acting but all of them did an amazing job. The side characters are pretty good. Even the guy playing the villain has his comic relief moments which are genuinely hilarious.
||Cons||
The male lead needs to work on frowning less sometimes and the female lead needs to work on smiling less sometimes, but these are not something that can hinder your experience. Just remind you that they are inexperienced.
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Story line:-
||Pros||
Here is where I have to disagree with a lot of people. Many people complain about how contemporary modern c-dramas don't get the essence of the setting that the characters are put into. But in this case, the writer stayed true to the setting from the beginning till the end. I learned so much about how the clothing, fashion and manufacturing factories work. Like the content of the dialogues and the proceeding of the events are something that truly does happen in the business world. And it's a nice way to learn something new.
{Disclaimer: I am not a business person and have never done anything more business-y then statistics and general economics. The contents seem legitimate based on my limited research]
||Cons||
For some people the information about the ways companies run can be an overload of information.
The writer also resorted to take ideas from a variety of plot lines that are quite noticeable (though well mashed up and it doesn't lose pace). Especially, the beginning of the drama is very similar to the beginning of a South Indian and its adapted Bollywood movie, Ghajini.
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Romance/Chemistry:-
||Pros||
The lead couple had an amazing chemistry on-screen. From the first episode when Luo Tian Yi walks into Chu Chu's office, and the way he was looking at her, I was a goner. AND THEY DO KISS. [Disclaimer: Not Western style but they aren't statues either. Somewhere in between.]
||Cons||
Their chemistry is too fatal to my heart.
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Character/Character development:-
||Pros||
This is where the show gives me the cherry on the top of this already well endowed cake.
The lead couple not only has an amazing chemistry but also a HEALTHY & MATURE RELATIONSHIP. Can you believe a c-drama having that? This is the second time after Love O2O that I have seen such a couple. However, I would claim that this couple is much better due to other aspects. They RESPECT each other and give each other the FREEDOM to do what is right for their career. No one is "unnecessarily jealous" to show that they "care and are in love".
This show deals with a few sexist and discriminating side characters (Luo Tian Yi's extended family), but they deal with the issue quite well, letting Luo Tian Yi's character be such a reassuring person and supporting Chu Chu even through his hormone. [Disclaimer: Some would say that is what he is supposed to do, and I agree but how often do you see a c-drama lead who is not overbearing, obsessive and forceful... NEVER!!!]. He gives Chu Chu his wholehearted support for what she wants to do for her career and fights any evils coming her way with her. Not for her, but with her. And when time comes and he needs help and support, she helps him too. A very WELL-RESPECTING and BALANCED couple.
||Cons||
Of course the sexist comments would leave a sour taste in your mouth. And the story has a very frustrating, manipulative, but comic and stupid villain who helps the story line progress so beware... He is gonna stay till the end.

BEST CHARACTER: Chu Chu's Mom, Luo Tian Yi
WORST CHARACTER: Luo Tian Yi's Uncle.
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Overall:-

I would love to watch other works from these actors and actresses. They have talent and visual. The story line progressed at an intermediate pace which was never frustrating or annoying in any way.

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Details

  • Drama: Cheat My Boss
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: May 23, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019
  • Aired On: Thursday, Friday
  • Original Network: Mango TV, Mango TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 472 users)
  • Ranked: #4693
  • Popularity: #2272
  • Watchers: 2,053

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