Dear Mr Hermitage (2023) poster
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Food blogger Su Shi Yu loses a business opportunity she had been pursuing for months, after her business partner engages in unfair competition. She is then compelled to accept a quirky task from Lin Xiao Jian, the chairman of Haowei Coffee. The task? Convince his son, Lin Wei, to give up his meditation retreat and descend the mountain to inherit the family business. Su Shi Yu initially believes that this is a simple matter of persuasion, but she repeatedly faces challenges. Lin Wei proves to be an immovable figure, deeply devoted to his meditation practices and possessing exceptional logical skills. Su ShiYu's social skills fail her in the face of Lin Wei's resolute stance. Despite this, through the process, Su Shi Yu, who outwardly enjoys excitement but harbors inner loneliness, gradually learns true independence. She starts to draw closer to Lin Wei's way of life, and Lin Wei, in turn, starts to become intrigued. As two individuals from different worlds come together, they believe they could lead a dream life together. However, unforeseen events unravel the scars that Lin Wei carries. He must confront his inner demons and question whether he truly deserves happiness? (Source: Youku) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Español
  • Português (Brasil)
  • 한국어
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Aug 31, 2023 - Sep 20, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: Youku
  • Duration: 33 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 808 users)
  • Ranked: #4998
  • Popularity: #4003
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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13 people found this review helpful
Sep 20, 2023
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

When Healing meets Romance and begins Restoration

What a sweet series that allows one to get vested in each character without dragging the pace. The trauma points were not overly done. The push and pull in business dealings were just enough to help understand the dynamics of each character's decision making. The budding romance was humble, communicative and endearing. The OST was okay and overall production was solid. The supporting cast was good at driving home the concept of differences from big city beliefs and smaller community relations and loyalty. This was quite enjoyable and a different pace from most romance dramas. FL and ML chemistry was warm and swoon worthy at times. Very good balance and life evolving and love blooming in the midst. Worth the watch.

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12 people found this review helpful
Sep 20, 2023
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 10

Fun, warm, enjoyable drama with lovely characters and scenery

This is my first time writing a review on MDL but this drama deserves that I make this effort (I say that because english is not my first language, so please excuse the mistakes I’ll make writing this review).

You might see the ratings and think : « Hmm, I’ll pass ». And you’ll miss an opportunity to watch a great drama.

Why ? It’s a charming, enjoyable and fun light rom-com. It was shot somewhere in a place located near the Laos and Thailand’s border, where the Dai people live (from what someone told me). So visually, the drama is stunning : the scenery is very green, luxuriant, the landscapes are beautiful, and so are the houses, streets, buildings. It’s really a beautiful architecture.

The characters, after a rough (and in my opinion, funny) beginning, shine. We have less than ordinary main leads for a rom-com : instead of having a cold CEO and an innocent young FL who freeze every time they touch each other’s hands, we have an ex-CEO who was a playboy who decides to go back to his mother’s village to plant tea and to live a more monk like life.

We have a FL who is a young entrepreneur struggling to get her company off the ground. She ends up being brave, adorable and kind. The kind of lovely FL who is joyful without ending up being a childish Pollyanna. She will end up living the village life to the fullest.

Both ML and FL are affectionate and tactile with each other, which I loved seeing. There are misunderstandings and problems standing in their way but they manage to do something rare : they talk about their problems and solve them quickly.

There are antagonists, down to earth twists (without being a slice of life, too realistic and dreary drama to watch) SML and SFL on the way (but they are more on the funny side, although sometimes annoying) a bit of mystery and most of all, the villagers who are definitely an important part of the drama.

So in the end, it might be on the cheap side, and with less dramatic twists than people are used to but the end result is a charming, warm, lovely drama that certainly doesn’t deserve the 7.8 ratings it has as I’m writing this review.

But then, I started watching this drama before the ratings came in and I’m sad thinking that had I waited a few weeks to watch it, the ratings would have definitely prevented me from watching it. And now I’m wondering how many great dramas I skipped because I trusted the below 8 ratings on MDL.

So if you’re in for a fun, charming, light rom-com with main leads who act their age and solve their problems by talking, then this is the drama for you.

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  • Drama: Dear Mr Hermitage
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Aug 31, 2023 - Sep 20, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: Youku
  • Duration: 33 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 808 users)
  • Ranked: #4998
  • Popularity: #4003
  • Watchers: 3,196

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