Since her birth, Ah Xun (Chen Yi Rong), as well as her sister Yicheng, have been suffering from a heart disease which makes them unable to run or do a lot of activities that other kids do. Because of this she is picked on by all her schoolmates. Her only friend is a boy named Qing Chuan. Always together, Ah Xun is saddened when Qing Chuan tells her that he and hisfamily are moving to America. Unwilling to never see each other again, Qing Chuan gives her a glass bottle filled with a piece of lavender as a token that he will never forget her, and promises her that he will meet back up with her 10 years later on Ah Xun's 20th birthday.
Ten years pass and Ah Xun still has not forgotten her first love Qing Chuan, even though her boss's son Xiao Tong is in love with her, and Ah Xun waits for the day when she can see him again. Qing Chuan returns to Taiwan, but this time known as the famous singer named Leo. Leo has not forgotten about her either, and after a few misunderstandings, the two of them meet back up and start a relationship. But with the presence of Xiao Tong, Leo's girlfriend Maggie, and Ah Xun's illness, they wonder if they will be able to stay together.
- Native title: 薰衣草
- Also Known as: Hsun Yi Tsao ; Xun Yi Cao
- Genres: Romance
Cast & Credits
Plot: The story started off really strong the first half of the series, and the misunderstandings that happened between Leo and Yixun were beleivable and not frustrating. However episodes 11-13 were irritating to watch with the continued misunderstandings, neither party would come clean and admit their feelings, and her friend Xiatong kind of interfering with things. The last two episodes however made up for those couple of episodes. The ending kind of reminded me of the j-drama Kamisama Mou Sukoshi Dake, but with a bit of a different twist and I have to say I like Lavender better.
Acting: For the most part it was good, but "Maggie's" Engrish *shudders*. I was pleasantly surprised at how good "Leo's" english was and it is probably the best I've ever heard in a t-drama.
Music: For the most part was good, but the song Leo sang at the end of the last episode I loved!
As far as the re-watch value goes I would say it is pretty good because the plot was enjoyable save a few episodes and I can see myself just randomly watching an ep. here and there.
However, the real downfall is the juvenile story line. Two children fall in love and agree to meet at age 20. Their reunion lacks credence and the double love triangles are very contrived. The best romance is the second leads, the older sister and her boyfriend. They have more chemistry. Unfortunately, their story ends in the middle of the drama. The viewer is then forced to watch episode after episode of misunderstandings with the lead romance and their other partners.
The relationship is best in the last two episodes, but by then I was too bored to care. I felt little angst at the ending. If you haven't started, don't waste your time. My Lucky Star, Fated to Love You, and Autumn's Concerto are much more memorable.