Taken from my own blog: http://vfourvictory.net/?p=338
Meet Chen Xin Yi (Joe Chen), a passive pushover nicknamed "stickynote" girl by her colleagues because she fulfills everyone's requests just to please them. Xin Yi treats her jerk of a boyfriend to a cruise trip in the vain hope he'll settle down. On the same boat is Ji Cun Xi (Ethan Ruan), the boss and heir to a soap company who plans on proposing to his girlfriend Anna. An ambitious ballet dancer, Anna (Bianca Bai) ditches Cun Xi for New York - all last minute - without him knowing.
Xin Yi gets sick, takes the wrong medicine and accidentally stumbles into Cun Xi's room. He gets drugged by a couple of enemies and crawls into bed with Xin Xi - thinking she's Anna. The one-night stand produces a pregnancy. Cun Xi's grandma forces them to marry, but he plans to divorce Xin Yi after she gives birth.
There's so much to love about this series, I'll break it down:
ji cun xi
He's a nice guy, then jerk, then nice guy, then tool, then jerk, then back to nice guy. Ethan makes this drama funny, emotional and just plain good. I really do feel for his character after Xin Yi gets hit by a car and loses the baby. I even shed a few tears in the hospital scene, when Cun Xi is forced to choose between the baby and Xin Yi. Then, by the Shanghai episodes, I just full out cry while Xin Yi rejects Cun Xi's confession - to which he replies, "Press on, Chen Xin Yi" then walks away. Most heart-wrenching words. Ever.
xin yi's transition from pushover to miss independent
It happens over the span of two episodes, but Xin Yi's transition into a strong and independent woman gives the show its dramatic touch. By episodes 12 and 13, however, I start getting annoyed with her passiveness and feared she'd never change. Thank goodness for Shanghai.
Cun Xi and Xin Yi's on-screen relationship works like magic. Xin Yi is cookies and Cun Xi is cream: their affection for one another convinced me they belonged together. Their cat and mouse reunion in Shanghai also leaves you on the edge of your seat: Will they finally meet? You keep asking yourself... And then you breathe a heavy sigh of relief when they do.
The plot is, no doubt, very creative. There's always some dramatic or shocking event waiting to take place and, as a viewer, you know the happy scenes don't last for too long (i.e. Cun Xi kisses Xin Yi, they hook up, all is well and then Anna returns from NY and shows up in his office). Real smooth, Cun Xi.
I adore Dylan (Baron Chen) and his good intentions, but could've done without with his awkward facial expressions. I'm just glad he gave up on Xin Yi. Other pitfalls: some of the scenes were way too long, including 10-minute conversations (literally, I checked) about love or baby or breaking up. Also, too many episodes before the climax. By episode 9, I just kept hoping for a "major turning event," but it never came so I became a tad restless. Despite this, I'm not surprised it's ranked #2 on My Soju, a much deserved spot.