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Shi Xia and her brother, Shi Dong, have depended upon each other since childhood after losing their parents. Her brother mysteriously disappeared without a trace, leaving Shi Xia to search for him ever since. One day, Shi Xia is teleported to a strange xianxia world where she meets the immortal Hou Chi, who adopts her as his little sister. Soon, Shi Dong reappears, now the leader of a feared demon sect. Hilarity ensues as the ‘brothers’ compete for the right to protect Shi Xia. (Source: Chinese = Baidu || Translation = MyDramaList; edited by Lee C at MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Jia Xiong You Zai Zuo Si" (家兄又在作死) by You Qian (尤前). Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(简体)
  • 中文(台灣)
  • ภาษาไทย
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 35
  • Aired: Sep 15, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Original Network: Mango TV
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 1,383 users)
  • Ranked: #4094
  • Popularity: #3017
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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Completed
ChineseDramaFan
26 people found this review helpful
Nov 3, 2021
35 of 35 episodes seen
Completed 7
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

Cotton Candy Romance

In Chinese, the terms 妹妹 (mei mei) and 哥哥 (ge ge) have double meanings - one refers to a sibling, the other can mean a lover. It is the mix up in the understanding and usage of the terms that has caused the hilarious misunderstanding of our naive characters that drives the plot. The love of one's sibling (platonic) and a romantic love can be confusing for someone who has never seen an opposite sex, let alone having a sister. This purity together with naivety leads to confusion and hilarious conclusions.

For the Chinese, it is very common for an admirer calling the admired "ge ge" or "mei mei". Using such terms helps to reduce the embarrassment of being too blatant in a relationship especially if it's hidden, as well as reducing the barrier in the name of familial relationship. In this drama, these two terms are repeatedly and interchangeably used and construed by various characters for different meanings.

This story is a fusion of the modern world with the ancient xianxia world. Our Female Lead Shi Xia (Wu Qianying) has accidentally travelled to the xianxia world while searching for her brother Shi Dong (Dai Yunfan). There in the xianxia world she meets the immortal Hou Chi (Zhao Yingbo) and falls in love with him. Hou Chi has never seen an opposite sex, nor heard of the term “mei mei”, and has no clue what a “sister” is, for Hou Chi is the purest of the pure and has been trained for 200 years to take over the role of the united ruler of the universe. But adopting Shi Xia as his “mei mei” to love and to protect changes his life because he also falls in love with her.

I really like Zhao Yingbo’s portrayal of the Hou Chi character. Hou Chi does look like a piece of wood, drained of emotions on his face, lack of understanding of any worldly matters and human relationship. Though slow in his motion, he is not stiff, and he is intelligent and loyal. Therefore when he eventually gives the viewers a slight smile, we know he is truly in love. The actor has an untainted look as pure as a baby’s face, with his innocent mind asking adult questions, it is really a joy to watch.

Coming from a modern world, Shi Xia is as astute as any of today’s young adults. Wu Qianying’s acting here is not bad as a sometimes-rebellious little sister, and can be rather sweet and cute at times. She and Zhao Yingbo make a very adorable pair with great chemistry. I love Dai Yunfan as Shi Xia’s protective big brother. The dynamics he has with his little sister and her boy friend, Hou Chi, are funny and warm, and the confusing interchanging use of the terms “mei mei” and “ge ge” is hilarious.

My Verdict

This drama is silly but absolutely adorable. At first, I wanted to drop at episode 1. But I was like licking a cotton candy that I couldn't throw away because it's too cute and fluffy. There’s not so much of a plot here. Basically, Shi Xia tries to find a way back to her modern world and Hou Chi tries to become the ruler of the universe so that he can help send her back. Then there is a couple of not-so-evil antagonists who suffer mental illness because of their wrongful perception, and perish eventually. The OSTs are very pretty and calming, just like our Hou Chi character and his relationship with the first girl he has ever seen in his life. Despite all the flaws and stuff, I was rather enjoying it.

Entertaining! Great watch!

P/S Though this drama is listed as having 35 episodes, there is an extra episode that tells the modern life of our love birds. Don't miss it. It super funny, and cute.

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Completed
sugaringcandy
6 people found this review helpful
Oct 29, 2021
35 of 35 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.5

"i'll protect you"

it wasn't perfect but it's still super enjoyable! i loved the main cp and the ost. looking at them while listening to the ost makes my heart feel warm...

hou chi is someone you would really like.he's loyal,loving and of course,handsome.he learned things by the book and was only in his place for 200 years so he is really pure,which makes him really adorable.i really like it when he smiles,i would do anything to make him happy!he even reminds me of my favorite character,but of course he has his own charm!I also have to say this,he looks sooooo cool with the white hair,too bad it only stayed for 1 ep.

shi xia is great too!she is smart,nice and pretty!unlike many cdrama fl,she wasn't annoying and loud fl.shi xia is really well loved by her brothers and friends and she definitely deserves it..i really have to compliment her hair stylist bcs of how well they did her hair!the hair accessories are really pretty too!

shi dong wasn't the best character,but he is a great brother,you know he would do anything to make shi xia happy and safe.he is a protective and loving brother..i also love his sidekick,he's really funny.everytime he's on the screen,i would laugh so hard.


i do think this would still be good even without the time travelling thing.it would make viewers worry less about the ending.
the ending was indeed rushed,and a bit confusing too.there are still some unsolved things.it would be great if they would give us a second season.i haven't seen the special episodes but i feel like it wouldn't be enough..

i still would recommend everyone to watch this!it is funny and adorable,great for watching if you're bored or something..


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Details

  • Drama: My Dear Brothers
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 35
  • Aired: Sep 15, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Original Network: Mango TV
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Content Rating: G - All Ages

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  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 1,383 users)
  • Ranked: #4094
  • Popularity: #3017
  • Watchers: 4,631

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