Growing up, Jie En had one goal in life: to be as cool as the older boy who lived next door. A few years older than Jie En, Ye Hong was just your average young man. Too busy with his own life to bother with the kid next door, Ye Hong had fun teasing Jie En on occasion, but that was as far as his affection went. To Jie En, however, Ye Hong was everything he ever wanted to be and he looked up to his neighbor as if he were his actual older brother. Naturally, Jie En was devastated when Ye Hong announced he would soon be leaving to study abroad. With Ye Hong gone, nothing in the world felt right for Jie En, but he had little time to think about that or anything else. With the pressures of getting into a good university mounting, Jie En is forced to focus solely on his studies. Wanting only the best for their son, Jie En’s parents announce they’ve hired a tutor who, after studying abroad for the last year, will be moving in with them. Not sure what to make of his parent’s announcement, Jie En is elated when he realizes his new tutor is none other than Ye Hong. Living with Ye Hong, the world feels right again. At least until he realizes that Jing Han, the girl he’s befriended in Ye Hong’s absence is actually Ye Hong’s first love. Suddenly caught up in a tangled mess of complicated relationships and confusing emotions, Jie En begins to wonder if the world will ever make sense again! (Source: Viki) Edit Translation
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Bromance SlapstickI'm not a big fan of slapstick comedy. It takes really experienced actors to pull it off. But I warmed up to it after I got my head into the story. The direction and editing is pretty amateurish, which distracts from the show. Let me see if I can make sense of the plot for you: Our hero is 17-year-old high schooler Jie'en. His mom has hired a tutor, 22-year-old Xie Yinong, who constantly bullies him. (The implied message here is when men are together they can exist in only one of two states: bully or gay-romantic. There's no middle ground where guys can just be caring friends.) Jie'en is in love with a girl named Ye Jinghan, so we have no reason to believe he's anything but straight. Jie'en shares his bed with Zie Yiong (his bed broke) and one night Jie'en strokes Zie Yiong's face while dreamingn of his girfriend. Zie Yiong mistakes this affection to be meant for him and from this point on becomes more caring toward Jie'en. One day, the devastatingly handsome friend of Jie'en's girlfriend, Xu Shaoyu, comes to visit while his apartment is being renovated. Xu Shaoyu is the "brother" Jie'en has always wanted. He's kind to Jie'en and helps him better with his homework than Zie Yiong. The 3 share the same bed that night and Zie Yiong pulls back the covers to reveal Jie'en cuddling with Xu Shaoyu. Assuming he's lost the younger man's affections, he leaves. (We only see the departure scene in an earlier episode and Jie'en is delighted to see him go). The final scene is the mirror image of the first scene when Zie Yiong arrives and Jie'en says in disbelief, "So...you're the new tutor my mom mentioned?" In the final scene we don't see who the new tutor is. In the first episode, Jie'en has a look of horror on his face at the sight on Zie Yiong; however, in this final scene, he has a look of delight. So, this must be the return of Xu Shaoyou. I'm not sure why the writer left the conclusion open ended, except maybe to force a sequel. We see enough of the new tutor to know it's a guy, so it isn't Ye Jinghan (the girlfriend). It isn't Zie Yiong because he has a silver suitcase and we know Jie'en wouldn't be smiling. Short of introducing a new character, there's no one left but Xu Shaoyu. Well, this was clearly a low budget affair, maybe they ran out of money to pay the actor for one more scene? It's a shame because the basic plot idea is sound and the cast is doing their best with a weak script. I'm not sure this qualifies as a Boys Love (BL) drama. This is really a Bromantic slapstick comedy. There are really no sexual situations except for innuendos that would only delight middle schoolers. The plot and the disappointing ending make this one hard to recommend.
Slapstick Bromance not BLOverall, it was quite good. However, there were a few things that I didn’t like about this.
The first thing I didn’t like is how short the episodes are, the actual content is quite good but there is just not enough of it.
The second thing I didn’t like is that there are some errors in what I presume is the editing wherein the screen just cuts black for a second.
And, finally, the only other issue I have, which is only really a minor problem, is that the description gives off the impression that it is a romantic relationship between the two characters but it is actually more of a brotherhood.
The acting is over exaggerated but that is just part of its comedic value. The characters show a refreshingly fun relationship and there are many moments where you can just burst out laughing.
This is a good fairly lighthearted comedy and is definitely worth the watch. However, if you are looking for a serious bl romance like it seems this may be from the description and category tags, this may not be the one for you.