Genre: Romance, Mystery, Supernatural, Comedy, melodrama, Youth Romance
Released Date: May 2018
TwDrama: 13 episodes
- Yang Raine as Li Qin Ai
- Lan Blue as Dai Hai An
- Lu Johnny as Zhou Li Yang
- Li Sophia as Zhong Shu Ying
- Hai Heaven as Chen Da Fa
- Simon Hsueh as Xu Sheng Ren
- Wu Duke as Li Bao Bei
The Ex-Man 2018 (Taiwanese Drama)
I do have soft spot for Taiwanese dramas because of Joe Chen and Lan Blue. Love them. I always try to watch all of their dramas.
And here is a new drama starring Lan Blue as Dai Hai An opposite that very pretty actress, Raine Yang as Li Qin Ai.
Li Qin Ai and Dai Hai An were high school sweethearts. They were so cutely devoted to one another but one day Dai Hai An wanted to break up and that was the end of their relationship.
After 10 years Qin Ai, though she has a boyfriend in a hunky guy Zhou Li Yang, she still thinks about Hai An. It was made especially hard for her to forget him as he had become famous and his face is all over the social media as well as in television and big screen around Taiwan.
Her boyfriend who runs his own restaurant is about to pop the big question. He hinted that they should start to look for a place for them together.
In order to really determine whether she was over her ex-boyfriend, she decided to attend her annual school reunion, which she had not done before.
There she came face to face with Hai An. She looked gorgeous and fresh and she was ok meeting him. But Hai An was blown away by his feelings for Qin Ai especially when he overheard, he was meant to, that Qin Ai was going to be married soon to a sexy muscly restaurateur.
Anyway life has to go own. Qin Ai was happy at her work as a on-spot lifestyle news reporter. She was covering a story about a van one day, when she was spotted by Hai An. He looked at her and she looks so young and happy. This only made him introspective and rode his motorbike to a deserted beach, where he took off his shoes, socks and shirt (wow 🙂 lol) which is reminiscent of James Blunt ‘You’re Beautiful‘ and started wading into the sea in his tight denim jeans. Beautiful cinematography here. Just like the song, he looks like he was about to commit suicide. LOL but then again whether he meant to or not is immaterial because he suddenly suffered from cramps in his legs and he was going to ‘drown’
At the same time Qin Ai was hit by a car. She was dying and the spirit of Hai An was telling her to get up.
Is he or he isn’t? Dead?
Anyway, Qin Ai is really suffering from her car accident, despite the doctor saying that nothing’s broken. However she did have some blood clots which will right themselves naturally.
The recuperating Qin Ai started to see the spirit/ghost of Hai Ai. A Hai Ai from their high school days where Qin Ai admitted her happiest.
Hai Ai from episode 1 was show to have a 10 year old son, but it seems the ‘son’ was a product of rape from a girl he knew or going out with.
He was supposed to meet the girl, Shu Ying, but he was too distracted playing pool. The girl’s ex-boyfriend forced her and abused her. She was then shown trying to get an abortion but Hai Ai showed up and convinced her to keep the baby.
It might be around this time that he broke up with Qin Ai.
Why is his spirit been haunting Qin Ai, if he was not dead? But he did confirm that he was alive and well and had been in the mountain. He asked Shu Ying to come to the mountain and fetch him.
Hai Ai is definitely alive. The question really is that why is his spirit as a high school student is haunting Qin Ai. Very strange. The explanation given is that it might be from the trauma of the nodules that have yet to subside in her brain.
Hai Ai has a ‘son’ with Shu Ying. Though they live apart, Shu Ying is really into Hai Ai. She was so gutted when she spied Qin Ai visiting Hai Ai in his apartment. She knew then that Qin Ai is still very much in Hai Ai’s heart.
Qin Ai, on the other hand is being pressured to be with her gorgeous boyfriend. LI Yang. But she is much to engross with her feelings with Hai Ai.
Hai Ai is also starting to obsess about her, especially when he found out that she was likely to marry her boyfriend.
The episode ended with Hai Ai commission the whole restaurant of Li Yang so he can dine alone.
Qin Ai showed up and thinking that the Hai Ai before her was the apparition who is haunting her. She told him to go away and this cause a lot of confusion.
Gorgeous Li Yang popped the question with a huge beautiful diamond ring. Instead of answering she run off with Hai Ai.
Seriously this drama is becoming rather tedious, especially about Qin Ai. She is not particularly drop-dead gorgeous, in fact she is rather boring and yet she is playing one man against the other. she cannot make up her mind whether to marry the boyfriend or remain single. It is not fair on that gorgeous restauranteur, who painstakingly cooks her breakfast everyday.
Really I am beginning to hate her.