Before Fated To Love You was aired, it did not sparked any interest from me at all. Although, I was familiar with the lead stars, I just never thought that both actors will have any chemistry at all. When I think of Chen Qiao En I immediately thought of Ming Dao. I find it ironic that Ethan Ruan looked so similar to Ming Dao. I thought this will just be another typical drama. I guess I was wrong.
One thing I hate most is over extended dramas. This is no different, the story and the situation keeps on repeating BUT since I enjoyed Xin Yi and Cun Xi, why not extend it more. If you guys are looking for artsy dramas with poignant and lifechanging themes/messages/concepts, this is not for you.
They started holding the number 2 position in the nationwide ratings game but when Episode 2 aired they went up to No. 1 and stayed there for the duration of the whole series. They broke the record of the highest TV rating for a drama series when they aired Episode 11 with 8.13. It was previously held by The Prince Who Turn Into Frog, a Ming Dao and Chen Quiao En starrer. They did not only broke the record but set a record each time an episode was aired. The highest was on the 20th episode with a 10.91 peaking at 13.64.
This is comedy with a little bit of drama here and there. The good thing about it is that it never pretended to be anything else rather than a romantic comedy. It is was all about an ordinary girl who was often overlooked by everyone or taken for granted. She does have a boyfriend and wanted to really get serious with him but unfortunately the boyfriend is a loser. Anyway, they went on a cruise together, she paid for it, why? oh well, girls who is in love tend to be stupid sometimes. She really wanted to upgrade their relationship to the next level a.k.a have sex with the guy. She took some cold medicine, made her super drowsy and she ended up in Cun Xi’s room.
Cun Xi on the other hand, was planning to propose to his beautiful ballerina girlfriend named Anna, so he invited her to join him in a cruise. On the way to the luxury ship, Anna received an invitation to dance in a major theatre abroad and it is definitely a huge career achievement. Anna chose career advancement over Cun Xi.
There are other players on the story, a couple of islanders who wanted to take revenge on Cun Xi, placed some drugs on to Cun Xi’s drink. He became disoriented, drowsy enough that when he went back to his room, he thought that the girl sleeping on his bed is his girlfriend, Anna.
The inevitable happened. Two drowsy people, in love with their partners are thrown into a bed and both who were planning a night of lovemaking got what they wish for. The only difference is that, they did it with another person.
She became pregnant and that my friends is how the whole thing started. Cun Xi’s grandmother insists that they get married. Cun Xi, understandably is not agreeable to that. He is waiting for his precious Anna to return and she did. However, he never thought that he’ll fall in love with Xin Yi. To make matters worse for Cun Xi, there’s another guy lurking aroud who is pretty wealthy as well who is totally into Xin Yi.
So, how it did it all end? You need to watch it
If I will look at the drama objectively, the writer and the director could have shorten the whole thing into 16 episodes but most Taiwanese dramas are written to be shown for longer number of episodes and besides generally fans want anything and everything to be extended plus they also want a never-ending sequels or prequels.
A shout out to Christine who left a comment on a previous post about Taiwan dramas. Thanks for reminding me about the beauty of Taiwanese dramas, highly appreciated! I was about to change my banner but since Taiwan drama addicts out there love it, I decided to let it stay there longer.
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