In true Chinese drama fashion this show had its highs and lows , it’s not because it’s a bad show it’s just because they have tropes that include extended misunderstandings and unnecessary conflict . Because they tend to be drawn out over several episodes it can sometimes make this regions dramas hard to watch , however in my opinion “Well Intended Love “ was very engaging . No, it did not abandon its tropes and I believe that the tropes are what separate each region . It kept its tropes it also had a nice viewing pace, it started out fast pace to get into the storyline the two leads meet and begin a relationship of sorts . There is a love triangle that’s that’s more of a love line with consistent interference because of jealousy and an individuals unrequited love, of course you can’t have a romance drama without a little bit of tragedy and chaos . Within in this story there are so many cute moments where you can see a genuine connection with the lead characters in the written friendships and intimate relationships.Truly I enjoyed this drama I recommend it if your looking to get into Chinese dramas this one would be a good place to start . There is supposedly a season 2 in the works and I can’t wait to watch. – My
And ordinary girl meets and extraordinary man with the help of mutual friends, what starts as a show piece gradually turns into something more. The highs and lows of this drama are born out of jealousy however the leads are good about keeping promises and trusting each other. The communication in this drama is clumsy at some points and genuine in others which makes it easy to spot when feelings in this story line become deeper. The drama tropes are alive and well trust me they didn’t disappear but in this story it doesn’t appear to be as many of them . The pace of this Chinese drama is on the slower end so while I enjoyed this drama, this is more suitable for the Chinese drama viewer that’s well seasoned because this would easily cause viewing frustration if your not accustomed to the story pacing. The cute soft hearted moments come few and far between as far as obviously loving moments, the best moments in this drama are more subtle so you have to watch closely. The resolve and end of this drama made me heart eyed, I sincerely hope you enjoy “I Hear You”. – My
The lead actors in this K Drama are Lee Jong-Suk who plays Eun-ho and Lee Na-young who plays Dan-i , although this drama is full of all the tropes we know and love , this one falls into a slightly different category . The age gap in this onscreen relationship is the opposite of the stereotype the woman is older and not only that she’s also a divorced single mom. Dan-i’s backstory made this drama interesting because she’s the difference in the trope. She goes through love and doubt and then she gains hope by speaking with a friend who cares for her and the cycle begins again with the added benefit of loss.
Eun-ho played by Lee Jong-Suk is a man that has only ever loved one woman but she’s only ever seen him as friend , a very dependable friend but a friend none the less. He like Dan-i has had his fair share of love and loss. However unlike Dan-I his Love was unrequited and he emotionally suffered for it but he kept his lips sealed especially when your friendship is solid. Eun-ho is a wildly successful writer , he is also a college professor.Dan-i was a wildly successful marketing specialist, however she gave all of this up to be a wife and mother.
In true K-Drama fashion Dan-i’s background makes her undesirable, however there is an unrequited love looming in the background, the story line of this drama is what happens when an undesirable circumstance meets fate. Fate writes it’s own story ,”Romance is a Bonus Book” is a refreshing twist on a classic K-drama tale of misunderstandings and things unsaid.
Before I get into this review , this movie is from the Philippines so this movies is in both Tagalog and English so subtitles are provided at certain times during the film.
I want to start by telling you how cute I found this drama, in the most genuine way this movie put a smile on my face and made me feel like I was falling in love with them in a story book way . If you’ve watched as many foreign shows and movies as I have you will have noticed this trope where there is always some unnecessary conflict that last forever so the story drags on . In this film there is a conflict but its placement is in line with the story and it is not dragging on for ages without resolve , it gets to the point. Gab and Dos aren’t your typical pairing , Gab is a stable career woman with a type “A” personality and she’s already in a relationship with an aspiring lawyer . Dos is charming , he’s not a player but he has a way with the ladies and he’s aware of his impact. During this movie we find out that our suave Dos has a problem that makes him think he has little time left , this complicates things but Dos is still moving foreword in his living despite the clock ticking over his head. Gab felt like she has little control in her life always doing things for the approval of her boyfriend and on a night out with the girls she wanted to be free , to feel like she’s capable of making decisions and she met Dos . Gab is uptight but Dos has the ability to soften her , he taught her how to love and how to let go but will she accept him? you should really watch this movie to find out. I highly recommend it. – Myriesha