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  • Drama: Best Time
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 47
  • Aired: Nov 20, 2013 - Dec 22, 2013
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Network: CCTV
  • Duration: 25 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 326 users)
  • Ranked: #2451
  • Popularity: #2519
  • Watchers: 1,132

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Ratings: 7.4/10 from 326 users
# of Watchers: 1,132
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Ranked #2451
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A 'leftover lady' (referring to unmarried women over the age of 30) nicknamed the White-Boned Demon Su Man, met Song Yi, a talented man for whom she had had a crush on years. To get closer to Song Yi, Su Man gives up her own promising future, just to work together with Song Yi. Despite her efforts, Lu Li Cheng, a man she has had several conflicts with, became her superior. Su Man treats him as a thorn in her side, yet he developed feelings for Su Man due to his interactions with her. Just when Su Man and Song Yi's relationship went back on the right track, unforseen accidents and mistakes happened on Su Man and Song Yi's past romances slowly surfaced. Su Man, Song Yi and Lu Li Cheng's romance are tested in every way. Add Synopsis In Spanish

  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 47
  • Aired: Nov 20, 2013 - Dec 22, 2013
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Network: CCTV
  • Duration: 25 min.
  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 326 users)
  • Ranked: #2451
  • Popularity: #2519
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
cordobatango
10 people found this review helpful
Aug 18, 2014
47 of 47 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
This review may contain spoilers
"Best Time" is a drama with many good points that deserved my score of 9, but some downsides that refrained me to give it a perfect score 10.
The storyline I think, was wisely drew on a mixture of a workplace setting with a very complicated and melodramatic romance that keep you hooked in your seat despite of the 47 episodes length. At the contrary of other business related dramas this one never was boring neither disappointing but catches your interest and make you enjoy of the competition and challenges that comes up. In reference to the romance has something really good and that is the unexpected outcomes. It seems for a moment that the plot is so evident and is leading you to believe that the female lead would tilted to love a one person in particular but later you realise that maybe you were wrong. So you keep waiting for what would happen next. I must say that this drama is based on the novel "The most beautiful time" by Tong Hua.
The acting was generally good. Although, I didn't like much the character of Su Man's best friend. I was so please to see Chang Janine here (who has a main role in the new Chinese drama "You light up my star", starring with Cheng Joe). I think she is very good at melodramatic roles. Plus she has a good chemistry with Chung Wallace in this drama.
I liked the music, about all the opening song that repeats throughout the drama.
I gave a reasonable rewatch value because there are some episodes really touching that you wouldn't mind to watch again although maybe 47 episodes would be more difficult to digest twice.
I don't like to disclose the ending but I think there is something that has to be said as it is important to understand for what the sequel " Best Time Special" stand for. At the same time, is a fact already known by fans who have read articles about this drama, so it cannot be considered as a spoiler itself, neither rest any attractiveness to watch the drama...
...This drama has an open ending, this means that there are some loose ends. I believe the intention was to leave the viewers to get their own conclusions about how the romance should ends. So when you finish to watch the last episode you are given the chance to conclude the story there or if you feel disappointed or are really willing to see what happens next, then you might opt to watch the sequel, a 2 episodes specials in which you get a recollection of the whole story with two different endings.

This extension with alternative endings I think was a fans service for those who were hooked with the emotions and heartbreaking fates of the characters and unhappy with not knowing what happened to them. However, I particularly found this ambiguous conclusion and added endings quite a negative downside. My reasons are that the drama does not give you all what you want when they already spent 47 episodes for that; in addition, the special doesn't get under your skin as it did the whole story, maybe because it felt to forced or just as a thriller that in its more tense scene takes a break for some adds and then ruins the suspense. I would rather preferred they finished the story in one or other way at once without need to make the specials,

Anyway, I enjoyed much of this drama and I definitely recommend to watch it if you like romantic stories. The good think is that you can choose what ending you prefer and even see what would could happened otherwise.

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mandyc129
6 people found this review helpful
Jan 29, 2018
47 of 47 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 9.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
I am extremely picky when it comes to choosing a drama to watch— it took me 3 days to decide to watch this drama after reading reviews and watching the trailers. This drama was amazing. I love romance and this drama, from beginning to the end, was full of romance. You must watch the 2 specials— episode 48 or 49— for the ending. Since I’m a Wallace fan, I watched 49. If you ship the other main character, watch episode 48. You won’t regret it. Shoutout to Wallace Chung for his superb acting.
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