When a fortune teller predicted that Luo Si Yi was doomed to be a spinster, Luo wagered that she can get herself married within the year or she will pay the fortune teller a million dollars. As she dressed up for her dates, she also found herself armored up to help her new boss. Her boss, Gao Cheng Kuan, is known to treat his employees like screws that should be tighten or thrown away if rusted. She must snare a man while keeping up with her ever demanding boss, unless she wants to end up a debt-ridden spinster.
Cast & Credits
Usually I enjoy Roy Chiu in dramas, but felt some of the scenes required ranges of emotions that didn't quite fit with either the characters or the main plot. Also, it didn't feel like they allowed his character's persona to continue the positive development he started out with in the first 10 eps., such as his breaking free from conventions imposed on him by others, etc. which would have made his character and imo the whole drama that much more interesting to watch and his emotions that much more believable. (I think writers/directors were trying to put too much into it to make up for lack of storyline) If this drama had ended at 18 episodes, I would have probably given it a solid 7-8 rating, but unfortunately it didn't!
Finally, I will say there was definitely more chemistry and warmth from the 2nd lead couple than the first, which made the viewer feel like it must be a very tough acting job for Roy and Megan. This is my first time seeing Megan Lai in a drama, and I felt she did a great job in her character and the emotions she had to portray. If you have a lot of free time on your hands, go for it, otherwise The Office, which is a similar storyline and characters would be a bit more entertaining.
Story: Started off funny, interesting and a bit like City Hall actually but quickly turned into a drama with an extremely slow plot and lack of direction. A lot of things happened towards the end that came out of nowhere and just didn’t make sense. There were just a lot of things the writers could have done to make it more interesting. It was way too predictable, slow and a good 7 eps too long. It at least had a good ending=)
Acting/Cast: Loved the leads together. Megan is one of the better Taiwanese actresses out there. Roy is usually a good actor but his character didn’t have a lot of development and his expressions were kind of stifled which may be the fault of the writers. I loved the entire supporting characters!!
Music: It was disappointing and although I didn’t like Office Girls that much it did have a better OST. The music in this one was really boring and made the drama feel slower and I just wish it was more upbeat.
Rewatch: I wouldn’t watch this again even though I loved the entire cast because it was just too slow!
Overall if you cant handle extremely slow plots id stay away but if you like Roy, Miss Rose is worth a once over.