A dizzy Chen Xin Yi, and a drugged Ji Cun Xi end up together on a cruise, and have a one night stand. Xin Yi later finds out that she's pregnant and Cun Xi's grandmother forces them to get married. Will a couple forced to marry for the sake of their unborn child find love with each other?
Despite being incredibly silly and even cringe-worthy at times, it offered enough sweet moments to carry you to the end. Honestly, I'm not sure if I should applaud or slap myself for managing to finish watching all 24 episodes.
What's wrong with it? The plot is built on errors, miscommunication, and an overabundance of contrived situations. Admittedly, I sometimes had to look away from the screen because the scenes were just too ridiculous or embarrassing to swallow. Along with the plot, there was plenty of overacting. For example, Xin Yi's family is full of over-the-top characters. While some of the secondary characters were amusing (the grandmother comes to mind), the majority were just loud and obnoxious. The most annoying of all was the main male character. Rarely do I want to clobber a guy as often as I wanted to smack Ji Cun Xi around. He was rude and intolerable for more than half of this drama, and he was just as much of an idiot as Xin Yi. How he manages to run a major corporation is beyond me. Also, was it really necessary for the ballet dancer to act totally out of character just to add another wrinkle to the plot? Did we really need to tie up her story line with a pretty, pink bow? Was she even necessary? I'll let you decide.
In addition, the music was terrible. There was little-to-no ambient music, and the theme song was used to set the mood instead. It was unsuccessful, to say the least. There was also some location recycling going on since I recognized at least one home from another drama. One other nit-picky detail was bad makeup. While good makeup adds to the character without being overwhelming, I was constantly distracted by under-, over-, and orangish-painted actors, especially during close ups.
On the other hand, I genuinely liked the lead actress and her character. She was able to change and grow in a way that did not seem extreme, yet it made her more appealing as she grew stronger and more able to speak up for herself. However, I was a little disappointed near the end in that she seemed to be regressing to her initial "I depend only on myself" persona that was the cause of a great many communication problems. Even so, I was left feeling that she was more balanced by the end of the drama.
Overall, the style of this drama is very reminiscent of "It Started With A Kiss." If you survived that Twdrama, you will probably enjoy "Fated to Love You."