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Attention, Love! (Taiwanese Drama Review)

Attention, Love!

Attention, Love! (Taiwanese Drama Review)

This Taiwanese drama is so cute.  Well the first two episodes anyway.

But having seen the preview for the next episode, it seems the budding relationship between the leads is going to be more complicated.

The story goes that during a 108 birthday celebration of a community patriarch, two best friends attended the party with their pregnant wives, who were already aware of the sex of their babies.  The babies were named by the patriarch as Li Zheng (played by Wang Zi) and Shao Xi (played by Joanne Tseng) and he said that they should be together, soon after this pronouncement he died.

Therefore before the babies were even born the babies were betrothed.  Shao Xi was guarded by her father from when she was a girl.  She was not allowed to play with boys and she learned all manners of self defence and more.

Shao Xi was a tomboy and became known for her pugnacious nature.

Years later, her parents announced that Li Zheng, her fiance, is coming to stay with them in Taiwan as his uncle, who was looking after him was going to get married.  Li Zheng lost his parents in a car accident at a very young age.  He was being looked after by his young uncle, who took him to Japan.

Anyway Li Zheng had grown into a very personable young man.  Shae Xi was enchanted with him, everytime he is close by she hears Close to you as a mental background music!  🙂

Spoiler alert!!!

Episode 3

Li Zheng had started tutoring Shao Xi.  Shao Xi bet that if she gets to the top 100, Li Zheng has to treat her to the movies, 4D with popcorn and drink, which Li Zheng agreed to immediately.

This episode is a bittersweet story for the young lovers.  Shao Xi was keeping a diary, unfortunately it was read loudly by the class bully.  It told all her secret longing for Li Zheng.

Li Zheng asked Shao Xi if he was the one she likes.  For her pride’s sake  Shao Xi denied that it was him after accidentally hearing him telling some guys that he sees Shao Xi not as a younger sister but as a little brother.  Shao Xi was upset and embarrassed.  She left without hearing the rest of what Li Zheng said that he will protect her from anyone.

There are funny moments when Shao Xi tried to forget Li Zheng, like trying to get herself a pretend boyfriend.

Li Zheng is showing a rather steely determination to protect Shao Xi.  This is developing quite nicely.

The end of the episode showed Shao Xi meeting Li Zheng for their date but the class bully was there.

A new face was also been just introduced!

Love, Timeless – Taiwanese Drama Review

Love, Timeless poster

Love, Timeless – Taiwanese Drama Review

I love this drama. Love it, love it!

It is a time travel, going back to ten years ago when the characters of the story were in their sophomore college.

(By the way, as per time travel studies and research, it is impossible to go back in time but it may be possible to go into the future.) 🙂

The drama posed the question “What would you do if you can travel back in time?”

Would you change the course of your life?

Would you repeat it as it is?

Would you approach that goddess you had a huge crush on in the past?

Would you cherish that someone, who’s always been there for you?

Zhao Yu and Kai Jia lived together back when they were in college. Zhao Yu’s family looked after Kai Jia as her mother had passed away whilst her no-good of a father was in prison.

Kai Jia had secretly love Zhao Yu for more than 10 years.  She thought her love was  finally realised when a drunken Zhao Yu slept with her at the present time.  Zhao immediately put her in the right that he had only ever looked at her as a sister and their sleeping together was a mistake – a big mistake, a drunken one-night stand.  He does not feel anything for her.  Kai Jia was absolutely heartbroken.

Back when they were younger in college, they had a little group of friends comprising of Zhao Yu (Nick Chau), Kai Jia (Summer Meng), Ruo Bi (Huang Wei Ting), Li Jun Ren (Chang Chieh), Hai Meng (Johnny Yang) and Zhi Ni (Lan Ya Yun)  who always meet at the clock tower.

At this time, Ruo Bi and Jun Ren had gotten married but the marriage is an unhappy one with infidelity and misunderstanding involved.

Zhao Yu is having problems in his workplace and Kai Jia was pining from unrequited love.

Out of the blue, Zhao Yu and Kai Jia received a message from Chen Ruo Bi, the goddess, the girl everybody ( including Zhao Yu) was in love with in college.  The message was to meet up at the old clock tower, where they used to meet and share happy memories.

Anyway, they found Rou Bi Li by the edge of the top of the tower with her guitar and was poised to jump.

Out of a sudden, Kai Jia and Zhao Yu were transported to when they were in college.

From all the confusion of having history literally repeating itself, Kai Jia resolved to start over and get over her one-sided-love with Zhao Yu.

For some reason Jun Ren had taken quite a shine with Kai Jia.

(I thought Jun Ren and Kai Jia had such a good chemistry.  I actually like them to get together!!! 🙂 )

But Zhao Yu is suddenly behaving like a dog in a manger, though he wants a chance with Ruo Bi, his college crush, who incidentally returns Zhao Yu’s feelings as well, he doesn’t want Kai Jia taken away from him.  He was besides himself when Jun Ren and Kai Jia decided to have a weekend away for just the two of them.

Episode 9 also showed that Zhao Yu and Kai Jia are not the only time travellers.  Jun Ren was one as well.  He was trying to change the course of his life, ergo,  being more attentive to Kai Jia as he said he was not really in love with Ruo Bi.  Their marriage was a business transaction between their families.

That is the gist of the story.

I love it and it was quite hard to wait for the next instalment.  It is a 90 minutes each of 15 episodes.  Can’t wait for next week.

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18 July 2017

Episode 13 has just been shown and it is a cracking good one.

The pairings are finally being realised properly.

Can’t wait for next week, the penultimate episode.

I am going to miss this drama.

27 July 2017

Episode 14,

It started from where it left off from the episode last week where Jun Ren kissed an unresponsive Kai Jia at the clock tower.  Jun Ren felt really aggrieved that Kai Jia does not return his feelings.  This spoilt boy was upset to find out that a note of “I Love You” written by Ruo Bi was not for him.  So he is taking his frustration out with Kai Jia.

Kai Jia and Zhao Yu finally got it together.  They had a rather torrid kissing scene under a blustering rain.  It was so cute.  They do have a good chemistry.

As the episodes moved forward, it finds Jun Ren and Ruo Bi being married. They seemed happy.

Ruo Bi treated her new husband to a lovely dinner on his birthday, which was sweet but it was anything but.  Jun Ren confessed to Ruo Bi that he, together with Kai Jia and Zhao Yu, is a time traveller and have witnessed Ruo Bi killed herself three times. And with that disclosure, he handed Ruo Bi a divorce certificate, telling her basically that she was now free to do whatever she wanted including killing herself.

What  a nasty boy!

……

Episode 15

The ending was definitely satisfying.  All the loose ends were tied.

Kia Jia and Zhao Yu are now together.  Zhao Yu said that they are going to be together forever. When they were talking about the first night of being together twenty years ago, though he was drunk, subconsciously he wanted to really sleep with her but he got frightened by the idea of love.  But not anymore as he can’t see his life being without Kia Jia ever.  ahhhh

This last episode is really about Ruo Bi and Jun Ren.  Jun Ren asked for a divorce because he was smarting from the idea that Ruo Bi will always be pining for Zhao Yu, who Ruo Bi really loves.

Anyway Jun Ren not soon after, got taken away by the police for embezzlement, having wiped out most of Ruo Bi’s parents fortune.

He was sent to prison for a number of years but Ruo Bi remained steadfast to him.  She did not sign the divorce papers and she wrote to Jun Ren regularly.

This doesn’t mean there were no wobblies in Ruo Bi.  She almost committed suicide because of her vocal chord giving up and also some psychological issues about her real ability to be able to sing.  Her MySpace site were full of nasty and bullying comments about her singing.

Eventually she realised to just give up her dream of becoming a pop star and just go to a different direction.  She inherited a small wine making company from her parents.

Finally Jun Ren got out of prison.  They are finally together, which was really sweet.  Jun Ren does love Ruo Bi and Ruo Bi loves him.

Kia Jia and Zhao Yu were talking whether they did effect a change in their timeline!

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I love this drama.  Totally recommend to anyone!

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