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Ji Shu is a young writer of popular novels. His books are a hit among their many fans, but Ji Shu is blighted by emotional apathy and pessimism writer. His novels ultimately reflect this bleak outlook and almost universally end in tragedy. In many ways, he is the quintessential BE (bad ending) writer. By contrast, Song Yan Qi is an optimistic film and drama series planner. She loves happy ending (HE) stories. Song Yan Qi would like to adapt a Ji Shu novel for the screen but would ideally like to ensure the story ends happily – something Ji Shu cannot accept. But the duo’s lives are thrown into chaos when they are sucked into the world of the novel. As they begin to “live” the lives of Ji Shu’s characters, they begin to “rewrite” the story – and become drawn to one another. But will their own love stories end in joy – or sadness? (Source: VIKI) Edit Translation

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  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: May 31, 2023
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Original Network: iQiyi
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 1,665 users)
  • Ranked: #3215
  • Popularity: #2442
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Completed
Megumi-H
6 people found this review helpful
Jun 2, 2023
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
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Optimism falls in love with Pessimism

Story
In comes FL, Xiao Xi, who despite her difficulties and struggles in life and work, she always holds a positive view in living her life. She works in a company that purchased IP from web novelist and send them in film production. FL has been a fan to a web novel series written by Ji Shu. She is in love with Ji Shu’s novel CP and wanted to get company to purchased his IP. Hence FL meet ML. Ji Shu is the opposite, due to misfortunes of his family and blames himself for the death of unborn sister, he became aloof and pessimistic about life, relationship and love. And after encountering a betrayal from love and friend in University. He became more withdrawn and devoted to his novel writing and used it for his own therapeutic healing, hoping that he wrote his story out, he can heal and move on.
While I mentioned because of their work FL and ML met, fell in love and ultimately through various trials and situations involving life threatening events, they have an happy ending. The story involves FL trying to use love initially to make ML sell his IP. H the fantasy element is that while she was upset with how ML changes her sweet CP characters to a sad ending, she started to make comments on his site, but miraculously suck into the web novel as a character and was able to change ML’s novel CP through her involvement in his web novel world. Subsequently ML also got suck in too and fell in love with FL through their encounters. Simply put it that her positivity changed him and he learnt to love someone whole heartedly.

Pros and Cons
The story’s premises were refreshing and realistic about fanatic fans chasing novel CP and wants writer to gave them a happy ending. Characters entering web novel is not new storyline, this drama didn’t spend much time explaining how and why it happened. It just follow on the story of the characters and their development.
It’s definitely a low budget production as the unfitting clothes, poor styling to bad lighting and outdated fashion is quite obvious from main lead to supporting casts. I wish they have done more justice to ML’s charming appearance. FL is also pretty but here, they may have purposely increase her ugliness for the character. In later part, one can see her dress sense change slightly after the CP got together. The dress sense for all the cast just seems cheap and poorly done.

The romance is a bit cliche at some parts but acceptable with comedy, the story is straightforward. The FL’s character is a little over the top to sometimes being irritable, annoying and draggy. However FL is silly but yet adorable at moments. ML acts well here being melancholic and aloof, and taking a process of change. The antagonist is also conveniently planted with not much depth, and I couldn’t understand the hatred he has for ML, if it’s spin off from jealousy, it’s too convenient plot. At some point one may wonder how come the antagonist has so much power to control internet and their fate in the internet world.
The supporting casts are good. The side story involving the novel CP is interesting and their changes reflected the writer’s perspective, but I wasn’t that invested in them. It’s acceptable to me that this story wants to show how lack of love or trauma can shape and change one’s perspectives. I would wish there are more depth to the characters. The comedy is fun to watch. As a ROM-Com, with good amount of tension and good effort of set up of a cohere story and low budget, I thought this is relatively a good drama and definitely worth a re-watch for the CP’s sweetness.
I enjoyed the journey watching the development of main CP, although the ending was conveniently wrapped up with happy ending and then again, one need not think too much on watching this drama.

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Completed
toffeecup
2 people found this review helpful
Jun 10, 2023
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 8.0

Fun drama to binge during free time

Really entertaining to watch! The HE BE story interfering plot is pretty new to watch, and the story is really relatable for drama fans. The FL and supporting characters really embody the joys and struggles of CP fans rooting for their favorite couples. The FL's acting is pretty good. There isn't any dull moment to her life and she plays the part well. ML's acting is decent too, although his character has a pessimistic outlook on life, making him appear more solemn at times. Other than that, the scenes were pretty good, especially as the main leads' relationship progressed. The ML and FL have quite a good CP as well. There are a couple of cute moments throughout the drama.
The trailer makes the drama seem very suspense based, but there is still a lot of comedy in this show for those who enjoy a sweet drama. The actresses for Ye Xining and Ji Fei were really great too!
The only downside of this drama is that a few parts of the plot could be written better and Yu Le's character was a bit bland. The actor seemed overly sad in some scenes which kind of made his character a bit dislikeable at times. Other than that, Yu Le's character was decent.
Overall, this show is a good drama to watch if you have some spare time to burn. (Also great for CP fans who want to see some funny, sweet and shocking moments as well.)

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Details

  • Drama: To Ship Someone
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: May 31, 2023
  • Aired On: Wednesday
  • Original Network: iQiyi
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 1,665 users)
  • Ranked: #3215
  • Popularity: #2442
  • Watchers: 5,685

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