Move through Fantasy and Reality while watching Asian Drama!
Description: Annie plays the role of a career lady in an advertising firm who is only passionate about her career, and cares nothing about romance. George will be playing a chaebol whose family business is in selling bath tubs and shower-related items, and happens to be the only son in the family. He is under immense pressure in terms of his career and family. One fine day he meets Annie and fell heads-over-toes for her.
First of all, I have to clarify that this review was written after watching the first four episodes. Normally I am against writing reviews before watching all the episodes. After all, you can not judge a series before knowing all of it. And in my experience the ending of a show can change your opinion about it completely. But since this drama is going to have 80 episodes, I figured a heads-up whether to start watching this or not might be usefull.
In the beginning I was not sure about that myself, because both George and Annie seem to play rather childish and silly roles normally. Not that I do not enjoy watching that as well, but sometimes the overly cheerful and totally unrealistic behaviour in taiwanese dramas can be a bit too much.
But I was pleasantly surprised! After the rather typical character indroduction and some unrealistic behaviour on the part of the family, the mood changes. Annies character gets the notice about her near death and of course she is devastated. Everything goes pretty fast after that: meeting Georges character, getting close to that total stranger, confessing about her near death, him asking her to marry him and so on. But all the time a sad and melancolic atmosphere is hanging in the air, which prevents eveything from becoming cheesy. And the fact that they are in a foreign country and both think she is going to die soon, seems to suspend all normal rules for them and makes their actions believable.
Both George and Annie pull their roles off pretty well.
Annies desperation is tangible every time she remembers her fate. And the change from doubting Georges overly fast confession to clinging to the only person that makes her feel alive is convincing.
George seems more serious and mature than ever before and his voice became incredibly deep (maybe just my imagination). You actually believe that he is a businessman who is tired out by his daily life, and when he meets his first love who he has long been looking for does everything to make her smile.
To sum it up, I was very much enjoying the first few episodes and am totally hooked to this drama. I hope it stays interesting and they can keep the unusual mood for a bit longer so it does not turn into the standard taiwanese drama we all have seen way to often.