Lu Xiang Bei, was a happy child in a wealthy family, however, his life change suddenly at the age of eight and was left with a broken family. At his grandfather's order, he planned his revenge by entering the company of his enemy, and meet his enemy's daughter, Tong Yi Nian to reclaim what belongs to the Lu family. However he started to fall for Yi Nian who is just like sunshine and he is eager for the warmth. But he can never let go of his hatred and the need to seek the truth of the tragic lost of his mother.
Cast & Credits
Xiang Bei is a deaf but successful executive workin in a top company. Due to what happen 20years ago and the tragic death of his mother his life mission is to seek revenge and claim back what rightfully belongs to the Lu family under the urge of his maternal grandfather. But this plan became difficult and complicated when Yi Nian enter his life. Yi Nian is the daughter of his enemy but her kind, cheerful and straight forward personality despite himself finds himself drawn to her. Yi Nian is someone who values love and accepts people readily. But she's no push over and you see her challenging Xiang Bei in many instances.
I find I really like how opposite Xiang Bei and yi Nian is. Yi Nian's existence is like a light to his pretty sad and miserable life. She was the balm to his emotional suffering. She would speak out what she could see through his cold exterior and tendency of holding secrets and pain. She accepted his deafness and treated him with no difference. In fact in her subtle way she encouraged him to accept himself. There's quite a number of scenes and her confession which I find touching. I must say I love the lamps she designed.
This drama is not without faults and require heavy self-editing to improve your viewing experience. I had to dig deep into my patience before finding good memorable scenes between our two leads starting from ep 10,11,13 & 15. My self editing means skipping scenes of business rivalry, scenes of extreme hatred or characters I don't like. I focus on interaction between Xiang Bei and Yi Nian, Xiang Bei with his mum, Yi Nian with her best friend and her best friend's own love relationship. That means keeping my fingers on the cursor and able to finish the drama in 2.5 days.
Acting wise is passable. I find their chemistry linger at 80% max. Could have been better. But the love story between then I like. And I thk with the exception of him jumping into the water to rescue her, no cliche scenes of stumbling and accidental kiss. In fact I kind of feel the drama requires a bit more kiss scenes for my romantic side. All in all I enjoyed it. I love the dancing scene, the catch a movie scene, and some of their conversations that still lingers in my mind after the drama has ended. Give this a chance but do some self editing...
(a bit about Can you hear my heart -Kdrama - Hwang Jung-Eum is so cute and young and the Kim Jae-Won looks very good and acts well in this one)
I have a weakness for the lead pair to be in a kind of devoted love that overcomes all barriers and they stand by their love through thick and thin. I dont really like the wavering hearts where the person goes to and fro between their lovers. I am yet to complete but overall - i like it when the lead girl professes to say "I will follow you to the end". Im just at the beginning of 15th episode but I must say the lead guys acting is quite good his narrowing of eyes while trying lip reading is so on the mark.
I also liked it when the girl cleanly ends moping over her first love - when she says she (ep 12 i think) knew that the guy doesnt love her when she saw his indifference while she was being ill treated by her mother and the other woman.
The lead and her girl friend are very cute - all in all good cast and good story.
If you are looking for a a drama where a person overcomes a handicap like a hearing loss -this one is for you, without making it preachy and the actress takes it that way and still shows him empathy and love.