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My ID is Gangnam Beauty
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Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
I really didn't like the first 2 episodes and didn't expect to like it, but the show totally won me over. That being said, I don't think it's genuinely a great show. It was just kind of an easy, fun watch.

The story is really nothing new. There is a love triangle set in a college setting, a rich guy, a pretty mean girl, family problems, a jerk, a lone wolf and all other tropes in shows like that. The premise is slightly different with the plastic surgery and all, but the general tone reminds me very much of Sassy Go Go and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo. Nothing new under the sun. On top of that, the show pretends that its message is that beauty is only skin-deep and shouldn't matter, yet the writing is way too inconsistent. For example, if we shouldn't focus on girls' looks, why is it ok that everyone, literally everyone, is interested in a super good looking male lead and completely ignores another male social outcast that resurfaces at the end of the show? The only difference between the two of them is that one is supposedly gorgeous and the other one is not. Also, is not ok to publicly talk about the girls' looks yet objectifying DKS all the time is ok? There were a couple of more inconsistencies like that. But I digress. Additionally, I didn't like how the show portrayed the vast majority of the male population at an elite college as a bunch of shallow jerks. That was kind of unfair and maybe even a bit sexists. I mean, even the secondary lead, who was a really nicely crafted character overall, was drawn to the FL purely because of her looks.

The acting very much depended on the individual actors, but I agree with all the criticism I read. The leads were sometimes very awkward together. I found it charming at times, but it can get old. The ML was a bit wooden, and the FL looked so uncomfortable that in the beginning of the show it was uncomfortable to watch her on screen. In a way, I found it a bit refreshing, even though I doubt it was completely intentional on the part of the writers. It reminded me of Because This is the First Life. The leads are so awkward that it makes it funny to watch them interact.

The music is on a cheesy side and not everybody will be a fan, but I didn't mind the corny tune that appeared whenever the leads shared another awkward moment.

With all of that, why would I give it such a high mark? Firstly, I can't explain why, but the show ended up being cute and fluffy, and it managed to pull me in without me even noticing in. The supporting characters probably had something to do with it. TA Yeon and Mi Rae's friend were such likable characters! There was enough variety in personalities among the college students that seeing the interactions between them was fun to watch. I loved the rivalry between the two guys. Many of their interactions were quite funny. The show had a few pretty good comic relief characters, for example Mi Rae's father. This actor is gold in this show! Also, the mean girl isn't really too annoying in this show. The other thing that was good for me was that there wasn't too much unnecessary drama in it. Too much drama can spoil an otherwise fun show. I also appreciated seeing some more mature characters in this show like the freshman representative who was a very reasonable and interesting character.

Generally, I seriously enjoyed watching this show despite many flaws I can point in it. It will go on the list of my dramas that are my guilty pleasure.

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Thirty But Seventeen
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Overall 7.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
Even though the title is a bit odd, the drama was really good. Except of the ending, the whole drama was entertaining and it had some great fairy tale vibes. The background story was very intense and the follow up with the whole when-will-everyone-know -the-truth theme kept the interest high throughout the whole drama. The romance was very cute, as the couple had chemistry. Also, the characters were entertaining and funny and the actors did a great job potraying them. The only minus was the ending, that was kind of weak and almost boring.
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LIFE
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Overall 3.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
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This was so annoying and pathetic I expected better there should have been more violence towards the bully also they didn't even expose her properly. Like Wtaf after going through all that your still being nice to her bruh she should have died. It wasn't intend enough and I was so irritated very disappointed in this DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! . However the only good thing was when the psyho went to jail and his dad died. That was the only justice served Tbh you might think of me as a Heartless human but bruh these bullies deserve worse, the victim could be scarred for life and become traumatised by the terrifying events.

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My ID is Gangnam Beauty
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Overall 5.5
Story 5.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 5.5
Rewatch Value 3.0
The drama deals with some interesting themes, like focusing only on looks and people getting plastic surgery only to be bullied again for having one. However, the story was just boring to follow and the whole message that the drama wanted to come across just disolved into a luke warm romance, that wasn't that good as the chemistry between the couple was just so so. Also, I don't know if in the webtoon that this drama was based on the male lead was so emotionless, but in the drama, nevertheless, he was. Finally, the ending was pointless, as they didn't give us a nice conclusion for all the characters.

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Ashes of Love
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63 of 63 episodes seen
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
**general spoilers if any because it's hard to talk about it without mentioning general ideas (no specific scenes/details but characters are mentioned)

omgg it's been awhile since I watched such a good drama. I just finished watching it and I already want to rewatch it. This literally blew me away with just everything and omgg the emotions are so high with this drama.

Plot: I really dislike watching dramas where its just the same cycles over and over again of the main leads breaking up and getting back together constantly (like for example, every other episode), so I was super happy with what the writers for this show did with this drama because we none of that (yay!). There was so much creativity into writing this and there are SOOO many good plot twists. The plot is far from boring and invokes so many emotions. There are both really funny parts and really sad parts ANND those REALLY CUTE romantic scenes that most everyone lives for. The plot brings together fantasy elements and romance elements with a hint of wuxia here and there. ALSO the ending was everything you would ever want esp since nowadays so many drama endings are the absolute worst. This drama does a good job of closing out all (or most but I couldn't tell if they missed any) of the plot holes and tying everything together.

Characters: I was really happy with the character development in this drama. The changes in each character are so subtle yet if you compare two eps far apart from each other, you can tell the difference in most of the important characters (e.g. JM). They did such a good job of revealing the backstories, intentions, etc. of characters as well in a way that would be either 1. wow I didn't see this coming or 2. i wanna cry. I LOVED the way that JM and XF fell in love and gradually realized what they meant to each other. Also, some people have mentioned in the comments that they don't really like the amount of screen-time that the demon princess gets, but personally I kinda liked the storyline between her and MC as well as their characters, but that might just be me :P The demon princess (LY) is kind of that loyal badass sidekick character with a soft side and sometimes you can't help but cheer her on. Also shoutout to Moon Immortal character cuz he just made me laugh every time even if he was being serious. Of course, each character has those times when they're being annoying (esp the villainous/evil characters) but overall none of them stood out as being terribly written and I can say that I was even happy with how the evil characters were.

Costumes: Might seem weird to mention this but I just really enjoyed seeing how each realm had their own distinct style and how each were shown so beautifully. Little things like hairstyle, accessories, makeup, clothing composition, etc really add to the drama in a good way. (Example: bird realm's clothing [Sui He] compared to flower realm's clothing [JM/ Chief Zhang])

Acting: I haven't watched that many dramas with YZ in it and I didn't expect too much going into it but wow her acting was so great and the way she portrayed various emotions was crazy. The way she could make you want to cry is insanely amazing and her chemistry with DL is really really good. DL's acting is also really good, as expected, and the way he portrays pain and heartbreak is incredible. Aside from those two, I don't really have any complaints with any of the other actors/actresses. They all did a great job :)

Music: warning- the music is so perfectly inserted that you wanna cry like every time there's a sad moment LOL. No complaints with the music---I think all of the selections fit the drama really well.

Animations/CGI/Production: As with every fantasy drama especially, a lot of animating and cgi needs to go into the production since the setting includes places like Heaven, Hell, and various other "realms". The realms were all animated so well, and while there are TOMPB vibes going on (esp. the flower realm and the heaven realm), it stands distinctly on its own beautifully. The colors are amazing and I love the clouds loll xD The cgi just gives it the right magical feeling. Another commenter mentioned this as well, but the dream beast that stayed by RY's side throughout the drama was animated so well. You could see all the details and the colors and everything was just so real.

My Favorite Part: mini spoiler but I absolutely loved the part when JM and XF went to the mortal realm and lived like mortals for their "redemption" trial. Free from their immortal responsibilities and burdens, their characters were just so pure and raw. It made me laugh, smile a ridiculous amount, and bawl. When dramas bring out every type of emotion there is, you know it's a good drama.

Overall: MUST WATCH ; this was on my "to watch" list for the whole summer, and I'm so glad that I decided to start now and it was so good that I binge-watched for 3 days and finished it. This is the kind of drama I've been waiting for since watching TMOPB. Definitely rewatching in the future 10/10 recommend. Sorry for the excessive length of this review & if I repeated myself multiple times :P

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Eternal Love
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2 hours ago
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Overall 3.5
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 5.5
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I really wanted to like this drama, as many people I respect loved it. Sadly, I found it a struggle to finish. The writing was inconsistent, had many plot holes and illogical elements, and most characters were unlikable. I have difficulty enjoying a drama if I can't connect to the characters and care about them. Without emotional involvement, all that's left is plodding through 58 hours of tedious , repetitive plot. I would never rewatch this, and it has left an unpleasant taste in my mouth. I've never seen so many callous, obsessive stalkers in one drama. Even the lead female character was selfish and petty.

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Thirty But Seventeen
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32 of 32 episodes seen
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Overall 9.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.5
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If I have to summon this drama in one sentence, I would say - "Don't think, Feel".... *-*

This is my first review. I rarely feel the need to describe about a drama. but here I felt necessary to convey my emotions.
This drama just gives you so much feels.. you laugh, you cry, you fight, you hesitate, you smile, you enjoy along with the characters.

Story - It is rather simple story but because it is more of interaction based and character oriented, It never disappoints you. At some points it even surprises you in good way (when Woo jin decided to stay or Seo ri didn't left), OR in bad way ( where Seo ri finds out her uncle had died). But feelings felt 100% real.
You get to see an amazing love story. There is a real relationship, there is care & support for each other and that is what keeps relationship going. Even in real life, you need care & support for each other rather than heartbeats & chemistry.
I have seen many dramas where couple hide many things from each other just not get the other one worrying. But that is where the main problem lies. The relationship falls after hiding things. I just finished watching Something in the Rain two days ago, I didn't really liked it. 30 but 17 feels really different. Woo jin and Seo ri share with each other everything - feelings, thoughts, future plans, even smaller things won't go missing if they are with each other.
Best thing no long term villain or bad character in the drama.

Acting/ Cast - Outstanding performances by everyone in the drama.
Shin hye sun is an amazing actress. I had watched her last in Stranger where her role was very serious which she had done amazingly. I wasn't ready to watch her acting as a 17 yr old. But she felt real as if she was Seo ri. And loved watching her transform from a teenager to a responsible adult.

Yang se jong is fabulous. When I watched him in Temperature of Love, I was rather disappointed in his character. but here I am all for him. Gong Woo jin is my Crescendo.. @[email protected] His transformation from desolate, miserable and heartbroken person to supporting, open minded and warm-hearted person is the key point for this drama. Woo jin is one of most favorite male leads for me. His undying support & understanding for Seo ri is heart melting. I loved as well as respected his character. I loved when he said to Kim tae hyung - "You never get anxious when you are sure about something." He was that kind of person. He gave time and patience to Seo ri which she needed the most.

Ahn Hyo sub - he is very good as Chan. his care and love for both Mr. Kang and Ajumma is very obvious. you can feel he is a responsible teenager who deeply cares about all the people around him.
Ye ji won - Her character Jennifer is a little closed off and stern. but you can feel she is warm hearted person from her actions. and don't forget her quotes. The quotes REALLY Teach you something good.

Every other character is perfect for the role.
Yoon Chan Young and Park Shi Eun as young Woo jin and Seo ri are just perfect.

Music - Really really amazing.
The songs are very subtle and never felt out of place or unnecessary. "Just stay" is my new repeat.
Other songs - Seventeen, Thirty Waltz & Tears In My Heart
Background music is really perfect.

Rewatch value - Definitely rewatching this. Character development and the whole family grows on you till you miss them.

Some loopholes - As the female lead was unconscious for almost 13 yrs, it felt odd as she woke up as if her brain was alright and in perfect condition. because if her body or brain has no problem then why did she take 13 yrs to wake up. but as this drama tells you - "Don't think, feel". so just don't go deep into loopholes and watch this drama to feel roller coaster ride of emotions.

A Really Really heartwarming drama.. Loved 30 but 17.. <3

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Ashes of Love
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63 of 63 episodes seen
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
You might think 10 on all points is too much and I would say, I'd give it more points if I could. The story is comparable to TTMOPB but with it's own flair. It has all the elements of a great story and the ending will not leave you disappointed. The special effects/CGI are done extremely well that it is worth mentioning. The cast? Ah, Phoenix, my Phoenix! They will make you laugh, bring you to tears, make you mad - all the good stuff which will leave you satiated but wishing for more. Salute to the writers, directors, staff, anyone and everyone who made this phenomenal story.

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Bloody Romance
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5 hours ago
36 of 36 episodes seen
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Overall 9.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 8.5
Before I start:
If this does NOT get a second season the story is an 6 for me. If it DOES get one it could be and 10 (at least an 8,5)

First up the Music:
My only problem was that they used the (beautiful) intro song to much. When it came on (IN the episodes) I knew it so well I couldn't help anticipating the next tunes. What became annoying since it distracted me. Even though I skipped over the intro mostly. But someone that doesn't race through this as I did, maybe wound`t notice.

Acting:
I liked all of the acting accept the evil laughter. I swear I never in my live saw/heard an actor pull that off convincingly.

Story:
I liked the pace. No comedy thank goodness! Yes I agree it has a realism to it although some of the characters (like the king) where "too much" it reminded me of japanese movie characters.
This story makes a great first part (great building up (no chaos)) but if there is no second season it's really disappointing.

The quality of the show reminded me of an good (low key epic) american movie. It certainly doesn't look all the other chinese (historical) dramas I watched so far (no cheesy coloring and bad animations).
But the ending just isn't an ending. Not a good (written) one of any kind. Though I was glad that some characters ended so we could move on in S2.
So hopefully we GET a season 2! And SOON!

Rewatch Value:
It`s only 36 episodes if there is an S2 I am going to watch it again of cause!

Do I recommend watching this (without a season 2)?:
Yes!! Because I refuse to BELIEVE this ending! This is not the ending in my head. As a writer myself I know that how I think it would (and that it does at all) continue makes more sense. The intent and potential of the story is obvious. Except if that was an accident and the author is stupid. So if someone KNOWS that this is not the ending of the novel(s) PLEASE tell me!

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Pretty Man
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5 hours ago
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Overall 7.0
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
Story starts off really well. There were moments when my heart ached for the lead actors. Sometimes it is unbelievable that a single person can have so many misunderstandings in a single life....But then again it's a DRAMA. The actors were really great. I was actually confused with the ending. When I watched the last episode, I googled it twice thrice to see if I missed any episodes. The ending was really too abrupt. I was rather disappointed with it. I will never watch this drama again knowing the ending. But the journey is worth a while....rather than the destination. So you can walk through the story and it's good and bad moments without hesitation....Just be ready for the ending...
Again a compliment to the acting skills. I enjoyed the show...not the end. But it's worth watching.

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Thirty But Seventeen
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32 of 32 episodes seen
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Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
I went into this drama not expecting a lot, because honestly, after Temperature of Love I was not a Yang Se Jong fan. I do love Shin Hye Sun though and wanted to see her in a romantic lead role. This show ended up blowing all my expectations out of the water. Thirty But Seventeen was such a sweet romance and I loved every bit of it.

So, Yang Se Jong did a good job in this show of redeeming himself. (I still don't like his "moppy" hair, but that's neither here nor there! LOL) I found myself really liking his character despite myself. And Shin Hye Sun was perfectly cast as a bouncy, happy young woman who wakes up from a 13 year coma thinking she's still a 17 year old schoolgirl. You can really tell the differences in her as she grows into her "adult-ness" (yes, I made up that word bc 'adulthood' just didn't feel right) over the course of the series. Ye Ji Won, as per usual, is a scene stealer - her role of "robotic" Jennifer was expertly done. Ahn Hyo Sub as Chan was a delight as well. His character did a lot of growing up during the show - and he was the 'glue' that held their little makeshift family together. I have nothing but good things to say about the main cast. Even the younger counterparts cast for Woo Jin and Seo Ri were well done and embodied the spirit of the characters - sometimes I could almost even see a physical resemblance! Great casting choices!

The writing was fairly tight, with few unnecessary scenes. I felt like some of the scenes in the last two episodes were added solely for the rounding out of the remaining time, but I wasn't mad at them. I loved how the writer connected everything together and feel like it was a well thought out script. The way that the characters wrapped up their storylines was fitting and showed good growth. The characters were so pure-hearted and that was one of the things I loved the most about them. They were also very mature and always had healthy responses to a situation where other dramas might have created chaos and frustration. It made the show relaxing and enjoyable to watch, and was never boring.

The violin music is the standout in this show, as far as that goes and it really made me want to listen to more.

This show is absolutely suited to a re-watch because it was such a joy to watch. If you love sweet innocent romance, you will want to add this one to your list pronto! :)

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My ID is Gangnam Beauty
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16 of 16 episodes seen
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Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 3.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
Well, the story was good enough to become a top drama , it talked about the youngesters' problems and the importance of inner beauty and how we could encounter the nuts minded people in our life ,but honestly because of two main actors it didn't work , the others were good but the two firs lead roles played so amateurish that ruined the drama completely. The chemistry didn't work , their face expressions were horrible and They were not able to show the details of their characters and the true emotions at all. The lead man despite of his very handsome face , was not comfortable with his character and made it a robot instead of an introvert character . I watched him in The best hits and he was good there but here he couldn't do it honestly. The first actress should cover him with her experience but she was stuck in her role too . So the result was such a mess when we watch these two especially in the scenes they were together . I score 8 just because of the less cliche story and the other actors who played acceptable.

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The Princess' Man
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13 hours ago
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
My first Kdrama, Love at first sight, 4 years later, my heart is still pounding when I think about The Princess’ Man.

I live in Thailand and one evening, as I was flicking through my Cable channels, someone called me just as I stumbled upon this show, on Korean network. As I was talking on the phone watching the image (muted sound) I really got curious. The sceneries were breathtaking! What was that exactly I was watching? A Chinese movie?
It all came clear after my phone call; Sound on, watch a little bit and realized it’s Korean and it’s not a movie it’s a series.
I watched the episode (3 or 4 I don’t remember) and right there and then, I was hooked. I found my crack and it was going to take some effort to satisfy my hunger.

Took a long time to find all the information about what the Drama was and how to watch it with subtitles (Cable TV was not reliable and I wanted to watch from the start).
I found a website to watch it and it was very painful (episodes divided in 4 parts, low quality, lots of ads), but the drama was so different from anything I had seen before! It got me right in the heart and never let go. I was hooked.

The setting, the actors, the angst, the stakes! This Drama procured some emotions I had never felt watching something on TV (I got teary eyed). It would be a real shame to pass up on it. I highly recommend it. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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Kodaike no Hitobito
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13 hours ago
5 of 5 episodes seen
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Overall 9.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 9.0
I really love stories that contain fantasy. Knowing how a person's mind is a very fantastic ability, but in this story illustrates the realistic things that happen if you have these abilities.
I like how the casts play their roles very well, even though the characters in this drama are not so many, but the storyline explains the story of each of the main characters. The light storyline by focusing on the stories of the main roles is quite capable of describing sadness, anxiety, worries, and happiness so that makes this drama interesting to watch, even though I'm still curious about the other role' love stories ... hahahaha
If you want to watch this drama, then you should also watch the special version and the movie so that you won't be confused when watching it, well, this is just a fantasy story, so all in this story is not real but quite entertained.

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Stay With Me
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Overall 8.0
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
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i honestly watch this show just for Joe Chen, but now im a huge Kai Wang fan !! i really hope they do more shows together just because their chemistry is so real and believable

story; i feel like they dragged out the problem way too long, it's always a problem after another. maybe they were trying to give them character development. i honestly don't know. for me what killed the story more was how many time they would break up and get back together SERIOUSLY !! its always the same problem for why they break up, they have good intentions but at least learn from it. it just hurt my head and my heart.

the acting and cast; i love the chemistry between Li Wei Wei and Chen Yi Du was so real i love it so much, they have so many cute moments with each other. i demand justice for Huo Xiao or a least a girl that's willing to sacrifice as much as he did for Li Wei Wei, no guy would go through so much for a girl unless it's this one. i'm kinda upset he doesn't end up with anyone in the end, but i'm glad he manage to move on from her. Leo saved this so much in some scenes he was entertaining and you can relate to him. he completely chase Tiffany but hey in the end he got her.

music; the opst is great its very sad but kinda catchy. it's so much love i would download the whole thing if i can. the music they use great, but it sometimes doesn't match the scene its in.

rewatch; i wouldn't be able to rewatch this whole thing as a whole, i would only skip to the parts that i like which is the cute moments between Li Wei Wei and Chen Yi Du.

honestly i say give it a chance, because the cute parts are so worth seeing and it happens after episodes 20+

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