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Zhou Xin Xing is a young woman who has been through a lot. Her first marriage to a dermatologist ended in failure. She had once dreamed of opening a French-style patisserie and living a long, happy life with her husband. But those dreams are now in tatters. She has had to shelve her dreams of opening her own shop after a death in the family, followed by financial difficulties. She takes a job at a dessert store named Les Années Lentes. And it is here that she encounters Xia Tian Yu, the third-generation heir of the Yucheng business group. His family wants him to become the group’s CEO, but Xia Tian Yu has no intention of doing so. Although he seems cold and uncaring, he actually has a warm heart and is suffering due to a traumatic childhood incident. He also ends up working at Les Années Lentes. Eventually, he begins to develop feelings for Zhou Xin Xing. And the duo resolves to enter a prestigious dessert-making contest. But love rivals are not far away, with long-term admirers of both Zhou Xin Xing and Xia Tian Yu ready to make their moves! Will this unlikely duo find love – or will societal pressures take their toll? (Source: Viki) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Jun 11, 2023 - Aug 27, 2023
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: EBC TVBS Youku
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 558 users)
  • Ranked: #4953
  • Popularity: #4570
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Chelsea Black
8 people found this review helpful
Aug 21, 2023
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

Great acting albeit with a clichd soapie plot

I was excited to watch this as I like both the main leads from different dramas (especially FF from History2 a BL)

Trigger Warnings: Suicide, Abortion

What they did well:
- Casting - top notch. You were behind the MC and really hated the others
- OST - sweet
- Kissing scenes - both Puff and FF are expert kissers
- I found myself wanting to watch the next episode
- The food porn - I was craving cake by the end of it.

What wasn't so good:
- The plot is ok but there are so many coincidences you would think it was based in a village not a city. Like there are literally only 4 families in this whole show
- The majority of the women are really unlikeable. From the mums to the 2nd FL to the sister Xia Anni they were problematic.
- Stalking seems to be normalised behaviour. No means No
- They resolved some issues quickly such as trauma and others were left with holes (e.g. the debt). Maybe they're saving it for the last 2 episodes but I doubt they could fill that many.
* 1 thing I didn't like is that the villains were noticeably darker skinned, highlighting a continued issue with the Asian media.

Overall a decent binge watch over the weekend and if you like that soapie style then definitely worthy of a watch.

I'll come back after the ending but that's it for now. Enjoy!

Post ep 24: Nothing to add except the mum stuff was resolved a little too easily. There was a lot of emotion at the end and it was well acted. The OST did the mOST with the paino and string instruments but, at this stage I would expect nothing less. I'm just glad they didn't give us amnesia in the last episode as with all of the cliches it could have gone there.

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Completed
RST Reviews
3 people found this review helpful
Aug 27, 2023
24 of 24 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

Nice Romance Drama that Shines

This series hit all the points of tragedy, jealousy, business dealings and broken connections. The chemistry between the leads was heartwarming and swoon worthy. The emotional depth of the ML was very well done. FL did very well in conveying the arc of lost, betrayal and hope. OST song by Shi Shi, "Loving You Is" totally captures the essence of the series. . 2 hospital scenes close to the end was a bit cliché and wasn't needed to that extent.
Episode 24 gave all the key dialogs from the mothers and ML for a solid ending to occur. However, the ending was curious and a little open-ended which left you thinking .... Okay??? Anything else? Yet, overall production was solid. This is a solid watch.

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  • Drama: W Series: The Way You Shine
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Jun 11, 2023 - Aug 27, 2023
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: EBC, TVBS, Youku
  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 558 users)
  • Ranked: #4953
  • Popularity: #4570
  • Watchers: 2,606

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