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  • Drama: Pleasantly Surprised
  • Country: Taiwan
  • Episodes: 22
  • Aired: May 23, 2014 - Oct 17, 2014
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Network: SET TV
  • Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 1,418 users)
  • Ranked: #1373
  • Popularity: #748
  • Watchers: 3,526

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Pleasantly Surprised
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Ratings: 7.7/10 from 1,418 users
# of Watchers: 3,526
Reviews: 8 users
Ranked #1373
Popularity #748
Watchers 1,418

Du Kai Qi is an independent, single woman who loves comic books and her job as a chef in the fine-dining French restaurant, Figaro Cuisine. When an unassuming man, Fu Zi Jie, moves in next door, they immediately begin to bicker over trivial matters. But when Zi Jie shows up as a new employee at her restaurant, Kai Qi, as well as other staff members, mistake him for a lowly intern, not knowing that Zi Jie is a classically trained chef who just returned from France and that Figaro Cuisine is actually his father’s restaurant.

  • Country: Taiwan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 22
  • Aired: May 23, 2014 - Oct 17, 2014
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Network: SET TV
  • Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 1,418 users)
  • Ranked: #1373
  • Popularity: #748
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Ari
15 people found this review helpful
Nov 19, 2014
22 of 22 episodes seen
Overall 9.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
Here's my reasoning behind why this drama is a 9.5 drama.
This was literally the cutest drama ever and has become one of my all time favorites
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Story: There's food, there's love and there's a slice of life. I can't get enough of this drama, and I've never seen a drama where it involved food before so you can pretty much guess i'll be looking for another surrounding that aspect. Anywho, I loved that this drama had more than romance. It actually focused around food and careers, but didn't stray away from the romance altogether if you know what i mean. For example some dramas I watch are more about career or more about just romance, this drama played in between and I absolutely loved that. The food was also very well shot, it made me hungry while watching lol.

Story(Part two): However the one thing that did bug me is that although a drama is suppose to initially have DRAMA, I felt like the addition of the drama wasn't necessary and was only put to drag on the show even more. Now don't get me wrong I love taiwanese dramas because they tend to be long and I love seeing more cute moments in a drama, but the fact that the drama could of ended any moment with a happy ending but was instead delayed to throw in more crappy drama bugs me. l think the drama was a little overboard towards the end of the series. This is why i didn't rate the drama a 10 like I was going to. Nonetheless, I still loved this drama and was glad to watch it.


Acting/Cast: I felt that pretty much everyone here could act together except for a few people (i.e. ah jie's brother, du kai's mother, hao wei's sister) and it made the drama seem like it was actually real life. I love how affectionate the characters were and how natural they became with each other. In addition, I love that there was actually some action scattered throughout the series and not at the very end. ( When i say action, I mean kissing, lol) Usually in dramas I watch the kisses don't come until the very end or the relationship doesn't progress till it's almost over . While watching this I got to see a different character trait of the main lead which is that they don't pry into each others business and then get mad about it, which typically happens in many dramas. In addition, I love that the characters have the ability to put two and two together, instead of a long wait for the character to discover the truth about something. Lastly, the great thing about this drama is that there aren't really any despicable leads. Normally you have a second lead that is set to destroy the other lead, but in this drama the second leads take a different and more mature role towards the end and don't try to destroy other's happy-ness.

Music: The music was fantastic, it fit perfectly with the mood and it fit perfectly with the scenes. It also gave you clues to what was about to happen which I found a little cheesy but, It was perfectly fine.

Rewatch Value: Yes, I would watch this drama again. but to some extent, like I wouldn't watch it ALL straight through because well yea.. excessive dragging. But I would watch it again, just skipping around unfavorable parts.

Overall: I think you should give this drama a chance because it is a unique drama and It will make you laugh and put a smile on your face. Although there are moments where you just feel like WTF, but after those WTF moments you actually enjoy it even more to see through to the end.

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hakuna_matata
10 people found this review helpful
Oct 18, 2014
22 of 22 episodes seen
Overall 8.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 9.0
One of the recent Taiwanese dramas that isn't as draggy as others. Totally enjoying myself when watching this drama till the end.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THE DRAMA: The casts of course! Well, I won't really rate the actors and actresses a very high score because they don't really show their acting potential through the drama. But I was totally attracted by the male lead's smile throughout the show, as well as his personality. I don't think I will ever seen a guy like that in real life! I will definitely give a high rating for the plot. The story was really nicely plotted with no draggy parts (well maybe one or two episodes in between) and how they actually not go off the way like other dramas. Overall, it is really a drama that can make people smile all the time without any frustrations. (:
WHAT I DISLIKE ABOUT THE DRAMA: However, I was slightly disappointed with the ending even though it was a very happy one. I mean, they can show more progress between the two leads or maybe the relationship between Kaiqi and Ah Jie's family or even with Xiao Yi (haven't been seeing him for quite a few episodes though!).
In conclusion, it is one of the top recent dramas that is really worth watching, as Taiwan dramas nowadays are really getting boring or draggy with no new story plots. (: And and and, if you really want to watch a drama with cute male lead with an attractive smile with dimples. ;D

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